Bible Questions Page 9

  • Bennymkje - 2 months ago
    Memorial in Heaven- wings (1 of 3)

    God has set His throne. God "who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:/Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire".(Ps.104:3-5)

    In the last series on Trinity St John gives as a memorial where seven lamps of fire indicate fire shall test everyman's work on the work. We are His workmanship so the body as a memorial in heaven testifies the tabernacle of God among men leads the salvation plan of God to its finality. New heaven and new earth is how it shall look when the Son has fulfilled his Father's Will.

    "Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever."(v.5)

    His throne in heaven radiates qualities: Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face."(Ps.89:14) In the inaugural vision of Ezekiel we see God riding 'upon the wings of the wind."(Ez.1:4)

    And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire." What does the infolding fire signify? It is sent for specific purpose. Whirlwind coming out of north indicates Judgment. The living creatures are four in number having four wings. "Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man./And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings." They were sent to execute justice and judgment. But the memorial of the four beasts had six wings each. Where did the two wings go? They are revised and in lieu of wings they have two rings full of eyes. "The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel."Vv.16-18)

    These represent mercy and truth which goes before his face.
  • Richard H Priday - 2 months ago
    "Camping out" on the theme of Discipleship

    29'I will not,' he replied. But later he changed his mind and went. 30Then the man went to the second son and told him the same thing. 'I will, sir,' he said. But he did not go. 31Which of the two did the will of his father?" "The first," they answered. Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you.

    ( Matthew 21:29-31).

    We see through Romans 8:30 the idea of being called; justified and glorified without any mention of sanctification implied through discipleship. We can look at immature believers in Corinth who likely died in some cases without really being effective disciples. Nonetheless; we want to ensure that as Paul says in Phillipians 3:14 that we run for the prize. Crowns given for ministry; patient endurance or martyrdom don't come easy or to all but nonetheless since it affects our stance and spiritual authority under the King at least for the Millennium if not all eternity these are vital goals for us to pursue!

    When we consider the Great Commission and God's calling for us to go and make Disciples of all men in Matthew 28:19-20 we certainly see that emphasized; and that seemingly over the concept of just leading men to Christ which of course is part of what it means to teach all the things Jesus meant and taught to His own on His earthly ministry.

    The concept of personal sanctification and becoming separate from the world; therefore is also part of our growth as well as teaching others to be FOLLOWERS of Christ and the sacrificial lives that should accompany their declaration of salvific faith.

    It has been stated and I wholeheartedly agree that today the message of coming to Christ is often watered down. This often is to keep attendance up and money coming in from unscrupulous church leaders. It also comes from the misguided notion that we may say something to scare someone off unnecessarily. We must share hard truth with love.
  • Oseas - 2 months ago
    1/3-RESTRAINING-2Thes.2:7-10

    7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:only he who now letteth will let,until he be taken out of the way.

    9Even him,whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

    The prophecy on the RESTRAINING be taken away,it didn't fulfill yet, of course,but will LITERALLY fulfill in days to come,would say in this current decade,and it only after the end of the FIRST half of the last week,when the next and last Pope be elected,i.e. week 70th Daniel 9:27,actually it will occur only when the Abomination of Desolation be established in the 2nd half of the last week for 1260+30 days.

    The current Dispensation of Grace gets to the END with this terrible and SATANIC event,I say through the manifestation of the Jewish false messiah( John 5:43-47, Revelation 13:11, 2Thess.2:9), and the establishment of the Abomination of Desolation in the holy place.

    Who is he who now does not let the MAN of sin,SON of perdition,a former Cherub,be manifested among his own people(Israel),and also before the whole Gentilic world?The Complete Jewish Bible-CJB says the MAN of sin is at work secretly,in other words-KJV-,"the mystery of iniquity doth already work",but it will be secretly only until he who is restraining him is taken out of the way.

    Well, there are three that bear witness in Earth,the Spirit,the water, and the blood:and these three agree in One- 1John 5:8.The blood is the blood of JESUS that was shed on the cross;the blood of JESUS is the millennial sacrifice of JESUS that REMAINS until the current time for salvation of souls,AND WILL REMAIN until it BE TAKEN AWAY, WHAT WILL HAPPEN ONLY AND ONLY IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE LAST WEEK,WEEK 70th DANIEL 9:27,WHOSE EVENT IS NOT SO FAR FROM THESE DAYS,IT MAY OCCUR IN THIS DECADE .

    GET READY.
  • Bennymkje - 2 months ago
    Divine Comedy-Replay

    I shall give the rest of lines I composed this morning. Here we have dialogue between man and angel. What do theyrepresent? In Christ the holy city of God has single measurement Re.21:17

    5:37.

    Amen, how little have I with my will won,/ Sum total: trifles and nothing but vain tears / This pond of slough supplied vile form, its own;

    38

    Satan has with earthly glories his votaries/ Won and surely shall be to it return,/ Thus ashes to ashes their vaunted glories.

    39.

    Bless'd angel, Your presence let me scan/ Blessed hope of our calling brighter/ From the rock, the pit from where I'm hewn.

    40.

    On two pinions you and Christ the Savior/ Guard me from the dark waters the earth below/ Let them roar, but not come any where near.

    41.

    God has set his fiery throne: below/ Let the flood of ungodly nations stir/ The Savior Lord has dealt a body blow

    42.

    In quietness and trust let your hope soar/ He shall perform all his promises/To which we attend and we concur.
  • Richard H Priday - 2 months ago
    Concluding thoughts.

    Having as I usually do written something rather hastily I have taken certain chances as to not weighing carefully how this will affect people and attempt some subtlety. I could have bolstered this as a neater package with more careful and thorough scriptural framework. As I often do I am collecting further information "on the fly" and adding it to the original concept. Sorry if that unduly throws some people off.

    The principle thing to be considered in all this is man's sin and it's cause his sin NATURE. When we hear of near death experiences and in fact many so called "Christian" experiences or testimonies for that matter it seems little is said of the matter. The best we seem to find is a reference to some particular sin that is tormenting someone or causing them; for instance to go to hell in an NDE. Any true "spiritual" experience should follow what God says of the Spirit in John 16:8-SIN; RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUDGMENT to come. We realize not so much from what we have done but by nature who we ARE; i.e. that STATE we are in. God's HOLINESS should cause us to be prostrate in fear; if it affected God's true prophets such as Daniel; John the "Revelator" and Isaiah those who are lost should really have a fear of the Lord if there has been any true revelation. Finally; of course we know that His judgment is coming. This means that hell primarily is a direct; proportional and FAIR distribution of punishment fitting for the crime. We will know that it is God's wrath; first and foremost whether or not demons are allowed to be involved in causing suffering for now in hades the holding place for hell. Perhaps that expresses my point a bit better.

    On the other side of the coin; rather than our closest family members let us consider the vilest sinners; the scum of society.

    Do we desire to see these despicable individuals transformed; enough to count the cost of our own comfort zones being violated? The world can't handle that either
  • S Spencer - 2 months ago
    Israel

    Romans 11:16-24 shows Israel as distinct from the Church: the "natural branches" are the Jews, and the "wild branches" are the Gentiles.

    The "olive tree" is the collective people of God. The "natural branches" (Jews) are "cut off" the tree for unbelief, and the "wild branches" (believing Gentiles) are grafted in. This has the effect of making the Jews "jealous" and then drawing them to faith in Christ, so they might be grafted in again and receive their promised inheritance.

    The natural branches are still distinct from the "wild branches," so that God's covenant with His people is literally fulfilled.

    Romans 11:26-29, citing Isaiah 59:20-21 Isaiah 27:9; Jeremiah 31:33-34

    Isaiah 62:11-12 "Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

    And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

    Moses' prediction of Israel's permanent restoration to the land in Deuteronomy 30:1-10.

    Moses said, "THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL CIRCUMCISE YOUR HEARTS!!

    SO HOW WILL "ALL ISRAEL BE SAVED?

    Zechariah 8-14 , which speak of end-times Israel at Christ's return.

    The key verse describing the coming to faith of the future remnant of Israel is Zechariah 12:10.

    This occurs at the end of the tribulation.

    Also; Zechariah 8:7-8.

    Israel will be regathered from the ends of the earth ( Isaiah 11:12.

    Isaiah 62:10.

    Zechariah 13:8-9

    Isaiah 12:1-6 is their song of deliverance.

    God bless.
  • Bennymkje - 2 months ago
    The Third Heaven- the Spirit.

    God blessed man who is created in 'our image and in our likeness'. This is part of the everlasting covenant. God has given the earth to man. Coming back to the key text, "The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: But the earth hath he given to the children of men. (Ps.115:16) Fellowship of God with Man acknowledges no nation per se but man. so salvation plan of God at one level uses Trinity where God the Father sends his only begotten Son. ( John 3;16). Second we have the Word. John's Gospel begins with it. The Word was with God. Only begotten Son in the sense that God taking on human likeness lived among the children of men. "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."( John 1:14). "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one./And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one." ( 1 John 5:7-8). Whosoever believed in the Testimony of the Three were aligned in their body, soul and spirit.

    Faith with works meant the testimony of blood shed by the Son worked in the believer. By baptism of water he established that he died to sin and the world. If this is the case what value one ought to attach to notions of the Gentiles or on Israel? By literalism the imposter church would legitimize Israel as a nation despite of the word of God has set down as the holy writ.

    The outpouring of the Holy Spirit is another and it connects God with man through the Son of man whose Ascension as promised was freely given to him.

    The earth was void and empty. The Spirit works with symbols so fire water rock and wind make the earth as a whole in 'our image and our likeness. National identity of Israel or the Gentiles has no place.
  • Oseas - 2 months ago
    Matthew 24:

    1 of 2 -JESUS described two events:

    1st EVENT-DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE

    1-JESUS came out from the Temple,the disciples came to Him and shew Him the stones of the Temple.

    2-JESUS said unto them,See ye not all these things?verily I say unto you,There shall not be left here one stone upon another,that shall not be thrown down.

    The testimony of JESUS is the Spirit of prophecy.What He said was LITERALLY fulfilled in the year 70AD,40 years after His ascension. There should never again be built another similar Temple,the den of the thieves never came to be rebuilt as it was.

    Notice that concerning the destruction of the Temple,it has nothing to do with Mount Olives;

    Mount Olives has to do only with the DESTRUCTION of the WORLD of Devil in the current time,from now on.

    Israel was destroyed from 70 to 1948,1878 years of severe punishments and curses- Deuteronomy 28:15-68-the Temple there should never again be built another.The father of the Jews- John 8:44-will be cast down into the bottomless pit,that he should deceive the nations no more- Revelation 20:1-4.

    -2ND EVENT-DESTRUCTION OF THE DEVIL's WORLD & SIGNS OF JESUS's COMING

    3JESUS sat upon the mount of Olives.The disciples came unto Him privately,saying:Tell us,when shall these things be?

    1-What shall be the sign of thy coming?

    2-And of the END of the world?

    4JESUS gave a list of signs,saying what AT FIRST will happen:

    (1)Take heed that no man deceive you;

    (2)For many shall come in my name,saying,I am Christ( John 5:43-48);and shall deceive many;

    (3)And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars:see that ye be not troubled:for all these things must come to pass,but the END is not yet;

    (4)For nation shall rise against nation,and kingdom against kingdom;

    (5)and there shall be famines;

    (6)and pestilences;

    (7)and earthquakes,in divers places;

    JESUS warned:All these are the beginning of sorrows.At first,all these things must come to pass,but the END is not yet.In fact,it is a PRETRIBULATIONAL PERIOD

    1/2
  • Bennymkje - 2 months ago
    The Third Heaven- the glory

    "But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?" (1 Ki.8:27)

    Jesus Christ is the brightness of His glory since he proved the Word was doable. With one sacrifice he perfected all those who were sanctified. His body prepared for him before the foundation of the world fulfilled the divine Will. Body as a temple. Jesus had declared, "Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."( John 2:19) Forever thy word is settled in heavens, the Psalm quote helps us understand the glory of Son which has both power and wisdom associated with the Law. (Ps.119:89) The four and twenty elders as a memorial commemorated the body. "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,/Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;/Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high./Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they." He is named and the name gives a clear distinction that he bears the name as befitting the visible image of the invisible God. Glory of the name is the Soul, and when we bear the name of Christians we are acknowledging we bring glory and honor to his his name. Our humility is not merely put on but withour lives we witness it. This explains why 24 elders remain unnamed. In trinity they witness the body along with the four beast. (Ph.2:5-9) This is the mind we ought to develop.

    God is a Spirit. Thus Trinity is mirrored by all those saints called and blessed in the Son. Their body the church has only one name of the Son.
  • Bennymkje - 2 months ago
    The Third Heaven- the body

    There are two worlds framed by the word of God. Invisible made to appear which expains faith as the nonverbal mode of communication. So works explain from how what is seen delineates the holiness of God. "A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?" (Mal.1:6-7) Jesus Christ the Word become flesh showed how we ought to worship him. Offering polluted bread is how evangelicals serve God and mammon. Their Christian nationalism testifies against them that they withhold their due reverence (or tithes) Taken together their lives and offerings are merely chaff.

    God prepared a body which signalled also the slain Lamb motif that should bring the bodies as a living sacrifice. (Ro.12:1) We are entering into a death in order to be conformed to his life. " Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,/ And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father."(Re.1:6-7). God rested on day Seven after blessing man (Ge.1:28). The four beasts and 24 elders are memorial and set before the throne of God. Symbols of kingship and priesthood the elders wear.

    They are seated "clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.". Their priestly service is indicated by golden vials, "full of odours, which are the prayers of saints."

    In this forum there has been lies spread giving them names which the Spirit has not given and given a status that defile the pure beings as intended by the divine Will. Solomon who went astray his heart being led away by his wives (1 Ki.11:1-5). For this reason let not anyone foist lies over the word of God. This is similar to give names to the Beast. 666 explains it already. Yet like Lucifer such liars say, "I will"
  • Oseas - 2 months ago
    Matthew 15:9;11;13;15-20

    9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

    10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

    11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. ( Proverbs 18:21->21 DEATH and LIFE are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

    12 Then came His disciples, and said unto Him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

    13 But He answered and said, EVERY PLANT, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

    14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

    15 Then answered Peter and said unto Him, Declare unto us this parable.

    16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

    17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

    18 But those things which proceed out of the MOUTH come forth from the HEART; and they defile the man.

    19 For out of the HEART proceed false witness, evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, blasphemies:

    20 These are the things which defile a man:
  • Naisa koroi - 2 months ago
    Am I breaking the sabbath commandment by observing Sunday worship?
  • EJEB - 2 months ago
    Please advise:

    Verse in New Testament that states "do not eat the fruit for ? years"
  • Oseas - 2 months ago
    PSALMS 97:2

    2 ...Righteousness and Judgment are the foundation of GOD's throne.

    Yea, Righteousness and Judgment are the foundation of GOD's throne, both Righteousness and Judgment are implicit in the Word. The Word is GOD, GOD Himself, self-executing.

    Who are the 24 elders sat on 24 thrones- Revelation 4:4 combined with Revelation 11:16-17?

    They already are enthroned around GOD's Throne clothed in white raiment and they have on their heads CROWNS of gold. They're already crowned. In fact, GOD did choose 24 men unto which He would reveal His Word-even He Himself-to write the books of the Old Testament.

    Here goes the 24 elders showed in Revelation 4:4.

    They are the 24 messengers of the Word,the Word is GOD,beginning by Moses:

    1 - Moses

    2 - Joshua

    3 - Samuel

    4 - Ezra

    5 - Nehemiah

    6 - Job

    7 - David

    8 - Solomon

    9 - Isaiah

    10 - Jeremiah

    11 - Ezekiel

    12 - Daniel

    13 - Hosea

    14 - Joel

    15 - Amos

    16 - Obadiah

    17 - Jonah

    18 - Micah

    19 - Nahum

    20 - Habakkuk

    21 - Zephaniah

    22 - Haggai

    23 - Zechariah

    24 - Malachi

    And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of GOD sent forth into all the earth-Rev.4:6.

    What are the seven Spirits of GOD sent forth into all the earth?
  • Richard H Priday - 2 months ago
    1 Samuel 13

    Saul's LACK of prayer to God for guidance leads to a foolish decision which would cost him leadership over the Kingdom.

    Verses 13-14 show a stern rebuke from Samuel toward Saul after he decided to purposely circumvent instructions and do a sacrifice himself; something only the Priests were authorized to do. Samuel was gone for a spell; no doubt much like the story of Moses when he was gone for a while and Aaron did a pagan sacrifice to satisfy the people. In this case it was an attempt at proper procedure but again obedience is better than sacrifice ( 1 Samuel 15:22).

    1 Samuel 14

    Verse 37 states Saul's prayer to God.

    "And Saul asked counsel of God, Shall I go down after the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into the hand of Israel? But he answered him not that day."

    This perhaps is the second sign of things getting screwed up in Saul's decisions before he became totally unhinged. In short; he received no answer from God yet when seeking out who was responsible for transgressing the vow he made with God his own son Jonathan came up. God did reveal that; but the vow itself was foolish; that being no one could eat the whole day until the battlefield campaign was completed. His son WOULD have been under the rule of this vow except for the fact that he didn't KNOW about it as everyone else DID. Also the fact that Saul wanted him dead for that shows how ridiculous it was; there was no such ontingency in the vow in the first place as a punishment. God sustained everyone but nonetheless the Lord was no doubt holding him somewhat culpable here; first of all if they hadn't had provisions right at that point something disastrous may have happened while pillaging the camp. Also if he had been right with God and he was against the army the Lord would have told him that was the case.

    1 Samuel 15. The verse quoted above in verse 22 shows how Saul's Kingdom was done with after disobeying commands to destroy Anak and not killing all animals.
  • Richard H Priday - 2 months ago
    Hannah's prayer ( 1 Samuel 1 and 2).

    I should say Hannah's PRAYERS (plural). It is hard not to be emotional seeing the true grief and sadness endured by this woman of God in her situation. It is uncertain how many times or how many years she prayed for a son; but apparently her husband's other wife taunted her about this. Chapter 2 is perhaps a prayer; or better defined as a prophetic statement as to God's victory.

    To add to her misery; Eli the priest saw her mouth moving and silent prayer and accused her of being drunken of which she gave a strong retort to the contrary. He got to see her prayer answered at the end of the chapter. That was another child being dedicated as we saw from the last post where a different sort of thing occured (can't remember the correct spelling of the name Jephpath?) Anyway; God was to use Samuel who would be dedicated to basically minister before the Lord as a small child to accomplish His purposes. Eli was slack in his duties; and his sons were committing sex acts with women who were offering sacrifices at the Temple as well as being so greedy they ate meat uncooked to satiate their guts rather than cooking it properly. God chose to use Samuel (after Eli guided him after waking him up twice at night when he thought he rather than God was calling Him to respond to the Lor instead) to really "stick it to them" so to speak.

    I can only imagine the scene; Samuel's first message-as a child to this really old chief priest stating the God was going to judge him and his sons for their wickedness. Here it is in verses 11-14 of chapter 3 (see next post)
  • Bennymkje - 2 months ago
    Ez.37:11-14 "Out of your graves" (2 of 2)

    Of their covenant with death elicited from Jesus this orediction, "Behold, your house is left unto you desolate." (Matt.23:38). And their agreement with hell we shall see in the great harlot, filled with all the abominations of the earth is given an epithet, 'the mystery of Babylon'. In furthering the doctrine of devils did a holocaust in the 20th century sobered her? Oh No she has learned from Lucifer how to commit every abomination of the earth as she is currently doing in Gaza. Can a leopard change her spots? This is what Isarael has become, "And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus"(Re.17:4-8)

    "And ye shall know that I am theLord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,/And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live"

    God did not bring the nation of Israel to their own land in 1948. Before that to happen they have to have genuine contrition they are dry bones indeed and know the Redeemer Lord, "And shall put my spirit in you and you shall live. Now they are not living but are riding the devil's doctrine and the beast has to make his appearance. "The beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns./The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world." These are yet to happen.
  • Bennymkje - 2 months ago
    Ez.37:11-34"Out of your graves" (1 of 2)

    "House of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts./Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the LordGod; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel."

    God blessed man, nations in his Son. The everlasting covenant between God and Man made provisions for blessing man created "in our image" which falls under day six Ge.1:28. Subsequently the deep sleep of Adam foreshadows the rise, history of a holy family beginning with Seth in place of Abel, establishing the quality of the first born, Jesus Christ as the firstborn from the dead. It is not flesh and blood which shall inherit the kingdom of heaven,- and it is a principle that the Holy Spirit shows governing the nations. So nations may try as they wilt but their ambition and pride has cast their parentage to Satan the father of lies. The holy family or the church begins from the rib taken from Adam. To all intent and purpose the nation of Israel is in their graves. How far they have fallen back is attested by their rejection of the Son of man.

    Before the mountains came forth God had set Zion as his place of habitation. "Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place./And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand;"(Is.28:16-17)

    Of their covenant with death elicited from Jesus this orediction, "Behold, your house is left unto you desolate." (Matt.23:38). And their agreement with hell we shall see in the great harlot, filled with all the abominations of the earth is given an epithet, 'the mystery of Babylon'. In furthering the doctrine of devils did a holocaust in the 20th century sobered her?
  • Bennymkje - 2 months ago
    Ez.37:22 "Mountains of God" (2 of 2)

    "Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent." Now considering what goes on in Gaza formerly a part of the land of Palestina the fruit of false doctrine is at work. "Ffor there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times./What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That theLordhath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it."(Is.14:29-31).

    Zion is the focus and from which the law shall go forth "in that day". The north is set as a coordinate taken from the throne of God. It refers to the judgment."Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet:"(Is.28:16-17)
  • Bennymkje - 2 months ago
    Ez.37:22 " Mountains of God" (1 of 2)

    "And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations,"

    We are considering now with direct reference to Judah and Jerusalem. It is not the specific we are to focus upon but toards the day of the Lord and in the last days. Compare the above verse with the quote from the Book of Isaiah. "And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of theLord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

    The mountain of the Lord's house is New Jerusalem and it is exalted above the hills meaning that it being built in the world of the Spirit and from the vision of St John it is clear that it is Zion and New Jerusalem is in focus. "And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband."(Re.21:2)

    The heaven and the earth are now seen through the redeemed of the earth. Who are they? They are all a new creation. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Co.5:17). By literal reading one is prejudiced to fall into the trap of what Lucifer has devised. Prophet Isaiah refers to his fall, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."(2 Co.5:17). Isaiah is referring specifically of the Philistines, Assyrians and the disaster looming over Judah and Jerusalem. Our concern is to see the doctrine of men actually coming from the devil himself. "Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent." Now considering what goes on in Gaza formerly a part of the land of Palestina,,,
  • Lushields - 2 months ago
    What is the Compare/Contrast of the Exilic and the post-Exilic periods?
  • Macalnic - 2 months ago
    Hello,

    What do you think of The Oxford Annotated Bible, Revised Standard Version (1962)? Not being a Bible, theological, or ancient world scholar, I find the footnotes very useful...especially the historical and language notes (ie, geographical and historical persons references). Thanks and God Bless, Matt N.
  • Oseas - 2 months ago
    Speaking of John the Baptist, JESUS said: Luke 7:27 - This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

    And now? Who will be sent before JESUS's coming? Now is sent Michael- Daniel 12:1-3 combined with 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and Revelation 12.

    And what is the current mission of Michael in this world of Devil?

    Now, now, don't you know?

    He will do the same he did in Sodom and Gomorrah, of the same manner as he revealed it to Lot: Remember: He asked to Lot: Has you here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: For we will DESTROY this place(NOW WILL DESTROY THE WORLD AS A WHOLE), because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord has sent us to DESTROY it.

    And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, GET YOU OUT OF THIS PLACE; for the Lord will DESTROY this city (NOW WILL DESTROY THE WORLD AS A WHOLE). But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

    Revelation 11:15-18. Take a look.

    Be careful or else get ready
  • Bennymkje - 2 months ago
    Bible Study- Ez.37:1 "Valley of Dry Bones"

    The hand of theLordwas upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of theLord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones."(v.1)

    Compare the manner Ezekiel is led by the hand as it were, with the vision shown to Jeremiah. "TheLordshewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of theLord" and the Holy Spirit gives the context so it clearly connected with the current events, "Then said theLordunto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs" (Je.24:3) The Lord God had touched the mouth of the young prophet. So he is trained to follow a vision when given from above. Whereas Ezekiel is addressed as the son of man and given the roll to eat. Clearly Prophet Ezekiel, the son of Priest Bucci is set by the Spirit as a double for the Son of man.

    Ezekiel is carried over, as being led by the hand to examine the world of the spirit before the mountains were brought forth. Wisdom speaks of such a time,"While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world./When he prepared the heavens, I was there:"(Pr.8:26-27).So the term valley isa nuanced geography only existing in the mind of God. The night vision shown to Daniel ("one like the Son of man"-Dan.7: 13) similarly refers to a time before the worlds began.

    Valley of Dry bones pertains to the mind of God and bones represent all those who were called into the fellowship of God with Man. The Lord is one so is the Gospel. Gospel of the Son or of Paul speaks of the same thing. Thus dryness of the bones merely clues us in the great army of saints chosen in Christ. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:/According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world,"(Ep.1:3-4)
  • EddieG - 2 months ago
    Is there a possibility that Lucifer and the angels that were under his command are a TYPE / CLASS of Angel called DRAGONS? I ask this considering how the SERAPHIM and CHERUBIM are described in the HOLY SCRIPT odd that they may be.
  • Bennymkje - 2 months ago
    Ps.104:3-4

    God "who walketh upon the wings of the wind:" (1 of 2)

    Let us consider the Vision of the Dry Bones where wind represents something else. " Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the LordGod; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live./So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army."(Ez.37:9-10)

    God is asking Ezekiel to prophesy unto the wind. His credentials come from the roll which God made the prophet to eat. "Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel."(Ez.3:1) He was a stand in for Jesus Christ who is the Word become flesh. He is Man the message. "Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears." He was to receive 'all my words' for this reason both words unto salvation and to damnation were to treated equally. "Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness."(3:3). This parallel with St John , "And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey."(Re.10:9)

    "And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:" (10:1) Who is this mighty angel ?The attributes of fire, the sun and the bow inform us it is Jesus Christ who reveals the word through his angel. Cf.Re.1 Here we have the Word (God) employing angel and man which is a single measurement validated as the standard by Jesus Christ. The nuanced narrative of the Spirit is leading us to the holy city of God which is foursquare. (Re.21:16-17)
  • Bennymkje - 2 months ago
    Ps.104:3-4 "Two worlds"

    God "who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:/Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:"

    God is a Spirit so we shall treat our visible world has a spiritual scaffolding or underpinning all leading to a specific outcome. God sent his only begotten Son for this purpose. Here is a verse, "But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ./For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;." (Ep.2:13-14) This middle wall is not merely across but also up and down. For this we have the symbolism of the line and plummet (Is.28:17) and the single measurement which is made up of man angel as we read of the holy city of God is "according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel."(Re.21:17).

    Nuance

    The Spirit develops the people events, names ,-well every aspect of the visible world to the Rest of God which is a tangible and eternal building. What can be measure must be tangible as much as the word of God can become flesh is it not? It is God's doing. So the term nuance to all intent and purpose defines unity of the Spirit that the eternal word of God settled in heavens would mean.(Ps.119:89)

    We were known thus even before we were born. "Unto an holy temple in the Lord:/In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit."(Ep.2: 21-22)
  • SKD - 2 months ago
    what would you akin a kiss to spiritually. spiritually how can one give a kiss to god.
  • Bennymkje - 2 months ago
    Is.14:13 "For thou hast said" (1 of 2)

    "For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:"

    There are two ways of speaking. One is this, "I believed therefore have I spoken." St Paul annotates it to indicate salvation that comes from open confession. At the bottom what works is the spirit of faith which outpours from God a Spirit. Holiness of God makes no separation and every man is entitled to it. So St Paul explains,"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Ps.116:10; 2 Co.4:13; Ro.10:10)

    Second way is what Lucifer, an angel employed. God charges him thus, "For thou hast said in thine heart,"I will ascend into heaven." God makes angels spirits so their thoughts have a centre. Since they do not have a body we cannot foist upon them a heart that we associate with human anatomy. Mind is indicated here. Satan expresses, "I will" which contradicts the will of God the Father so pride is a spiritual anomaly that Satan has coined. No man may invent in the world of the Spirit as one invents a tool from flint or a water wheel. He works with his visible world. Now what is evolution but tinkering with what is already existing, which is outside the will of man. The Bible is the God document and the Spirit is not teaching us anthropology or a treatise on ethnography but of the righteousness of God.

    Without the Spirit giving us grace, what is faith as it is bandied about in the churches? Justification, yes but works, oh no! I wonder if Luther had got his scripture right? St James in his epistle was correct to connect works where it rightfully belongs. "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."(Jas.2:17)
  • GiGi - 2 months ago
    The Deity of Jesus

    Then Peter says that Jesus is the Son of the Living God. Remember that the Jews of the first century understood that Son of God is a divine title, as I explained earlier. So for Peter to say that Jesus is the Son of the Living God, He is saying that Jesus is God.

    In Matthew 16:16-17 Jesus again asked a very profound question. "Who do you say that I am." Again, Peter the same statement. "Thou are the Christ, the Son of the Living God." Jesus receives this statement as true and declared that Peter didn't come up with this idea on his own but that the Father had revealed this truth to Peter (because God can only tell the truth).

    In john 20:28, Thomas, upon seeing and touching the risen Jesus exclaims, "My Lord and my God." Jesus does not rebuke Thomas for saying He is God, nor does He say Thomas is mistaken and then correct Thomas. No, Jesus accepts Thomas' statement of worship.

    In Is. 43;15, YHWH says, "I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, you King." In Jn. 1:49, after Jesus calls Natanael, Nathanael says, "Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel." Jesus does not negate what Natanael states because this disciples is equating Jesus with YHWH of Is. 43:15.

    Also, even demons knew that Jesus was God, calling Him the "Holy One of God" in Mk. 1:24; Lk. 4:34.

    Next, I want to go to Hebrew1:6 where the inspiration of God had the author say that the angels worship Jesus, In Rev. there is worship of Jesus, the Lamb, along with the Father, who sits on the throne. How could this worship be allowed in heaven if Jesus was not God?

    For now I will stop. There are many, many more verses that speak to Jesus; divinity. One can look on this site under the question "Is Jesus God?"

    For me, I am convinced that Jesus is God and worthy of worship as God. And it is not idolatry to worship the Father and Jesus, the Son, for there are not two Gods (or three), but one God who exists as several divine persons who are one in nature.


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