Bible Questions Page 92

  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Psalms 8
    Adam-Have you been thinking of a sincere genuine answer?
  • Caroline musengya on Psalms 1:5
    where do i read when am attacked by demonic dreams and spiritual husbands
  • Chris - in Reply on James 1
    Greg, that was very informative & thank you for your troubles in explaining the Solar Calendar from the Book of Enoch & other references. I guess I've never looked into this matter since I don't regard the Apocryphal books as part of the Canon of Scripture. I can see a lot of interesting information therein (such as you have explained), but in all honesty, I could never reference them or use them in ministry. But your time given to explain that is appreciated though I don't understand everything you said, & agree that that is probably the more accurate method to determine our true calendar days.

    With that said & this year's Sabbath falling on a Monday, how does this fact affect you in keeping the Sabbath (in respect to conducting life & business which follows the Gregorian calendar)? Or, would today's Jews keep the Sabbath according to the Solar Calendar? Surely, they must adhere to the Gregorian to conduct business as they would be 'all over the place' in every aspect of life. What you have presented is mind-boggling as I've never considered folk working with two systems like this, if at all.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 10
    Page 2.

    The Anti-Christ proponents say that the verse speaks of the Anti-Christ in position for 7 years, first coming as a peace-maker (confirming the covenant he makes to this end). In the midst of the week (3 years), he breaks that covenant, stopping all Jewish worship & his position on the 'throne' desecrates & makes the Temple an abomination. Now I realize you are aware of the various ways to look at it, & even Carlos (I think) alerted me to the "he" in verse 27 as referring to Jesus. So, I'm well aware of both positions by taking off my 'pre-trib hat' & even admit that this understanding could be valid. And also, as you would know, there are many scholars who just can't fit the events of v 27 to anyone but the spirit of Satan. So that's where we're at: two opinions who firmly believe their understanding of this verse is correct.

    b. You: "Isn't the chapter about Jesus confirming THE covenant (verses 24 and 25)? It's all about that. to make an end of sins, THE TESTATOR must die in order for the will or covenant to become in affect. All over Hebrews."

    Me: I agree that it is Jesus that is spoken about in vv 24,25. But when you look at the 'weeks' of years given in vv 24-27, we see that Jesus was already crucified (v 26) & Jerusalem destroyed by Titus in AD 70 (69 weeks). Then in v 27 "he confirms the covenant for 1 week (the remaining week from the 70 weeks)". How do you understand this in the light that Jesus was already crucified at the 62nd week?
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 10
    Page 1.

    Robert, thank you for the time you've taken for such a detailed reply. Just to pick up on some things in reference to the Daniel 9 account. And I'm trying to think not as a pre-tribber or any other 'tribber', but look at the verses in their context.

    a. You: "There are TWO princes mentioned in this passage. One is Titus (secular little prince) and the other Jesus the Messiah, the Prince of peace." (v26).

    Me: Yes, I do agree with you on that, but when we get to verse 27 & we see "And he shall confirm the covenant with many", this is where divergent opinions arise on who "he" is. Some say that it speaks of Jesus, others, Anti-Christ. For those referring it to Jesus, I sought understanding as to His "confirming the Covenant FOR ONE WEEK (7 Years) & causing the sacrifice & oblation to cease, etc." If it was Jesus, how & when did this happen at His coming & His death, as all things continued the same way with the Jews? If it referred to the "Prince that shall come", then it spoke about, either evil Titus at his coming in AD 70, or that spirit that was in him, to be revealed in the Anti-Christ.

    Now, I realize that you've also given a fuller explanation of this & it is noted & appreciated. However, to fully appreciate both sides of understanding verse 27 (whether speaking of Jesus or Anti-Christ), we would need to understand "confirming the covenant", "for one week (7 years)", & a "ceasing & removal of the sacrifices & abominations". You've said that Jesus affirmed the promise through the Gospel (how so for 7 years?), the sacrifices/oblations ceased through His death & resurrection, & the desolation of the abominations at His Second Coming (I assume).
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 7:1
    Do you really believe that God would allow His words (the bible) to be changed? Not possible. My bible is the same today as it was 60 years ago when it was given to me.
  • Carleton on James 1
    Genesis 25:6

    Have you followed Keturah's children? Perhaps some carried gifts

    all the way to Christ? Could the gifts been the Faith of Abraham?
  • Enduring Hardships with Family - in Reply on 2 Peter 2:20
    You may have a move in your future...

    Even good Christians oppose themselves and people they love. (Mom)

    You take over your Christian walk. Can't anyone else do it for you. Just say "I appreciate your concern" and then make your exit.

    Did you do as described in John 3 ? If so, then you are born again; and the Holy Spirit came alongside to be a daily part of your life. He...is your Teacher; Comforter. If you're veering off course, He will alert you.

    Any voice that accuses you and attacks your faith in God; is Satan. You must put on your armor, Ephesians 6, pick up your "Sword" which is scripture you have hidden in your heart; and run Satan out of your life. If you need a bigger sword...keep adding Bible into your armory every day. The demonic are invisible but you can tell when they're around: they accuse, they tear at your personality and any way they can, tear you down. You have no need that anyone teach you but The Holy Spirit: which is the Spirit of Jesus Christ. He will undertake your learning if you ask Him to. Give him all the confusion and the wounded spirit and ask Him to heal you completely.

    Generally I suggest you would watch Charles Stanley videos on YouTube; but I'm going to add to that, videos by Charles Capps. He teaches on the Authority of the Believer. Both are fatherly Teachers. You'll enjoy the sermons. Greg Laurie teaches a lot of younger people. You might check out his sermons too.

    You have suffered a breach but you are healed of that NOW in the Name of Jesus! Receive it now.

    Every time you hear the Accuser; cast him out in Jesus name. Pray for the Lord to undertake your mom's comments. Forgive always! This releases God to be at work in her life. You don't have to do a thing. Give it to Him.

    Find some Christian friends to Bible Study with. It makes for a lot of joy and fun. :D

    How's your spaghetti skills? Mishael
  • Shane UOTF - in Reply on Matthew 7:1
    I do understand how people can get things messed up sometimes. But I'm not saying Satan is doing any of this, in fact only God would have that sort of power in my opinion. I can't tell you exactly how, but I know what my Bible used to say and what it now says, and it no longer matches. I was born in 1974, I'm not aware of any of those things you referred to in regards to why I have it mixed up, but I'm going off of what I read in my actual Bible.

    Mark 13:10 is a great example, don't you remember "and the gospel must first be preached among all nations"? It now says Published instead of preached. I believe it's the time of great Revelation 2020 vision. Truth is being revealed. Think of the division Paul brought to the churches. The confusion and all the various denominations (Over 38,000).

    Well now Paul tells us in 2 Cor. 11:8 how he robbed churches. That was not always in my Bible that way.

    Mammas and the pappas, California dreaming song used to say got down on my knees and began to pray, now it says pretend to pray. I don't know why we have alternate realities but I read the Bible dozens of times, I just know it's changed for me. There's no doubt about it and it's in a supernatural way. The big one for me is the Thinker statue with it's fist to it's forehead. I had the statue growing up, yet he never had his fist to his forehead, it's supposedly always been to his mouth and chin. There's never been Stouffer's Stove Top Stuffing, it's always been Kraft Stove Top.

    None of this ringing a bell for anyone?
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply
    Here is a group of jews to pray for they welcome the messiah

    google: Noahide Yeshu

    they know who the messiah is.

    Want to join me as we pray for them?
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Teresa, thank you for your comments which truly expressed your heart's desire to know your loving Heavenly Father, His precious Son & His ever-caring Holy Spirit. Jesse too has shared intimately with you & also will provide you the correct guidance you seek; so I will leave off here & not add to the body of this thread - but I'll stay tuned!

    Remember, if you have any questions about what you read in the Bible (& there will be many I'm sure), do write in, as it seems that you have been 'in the dark' about God's Plan & Purposes for you for too long. Jesse, others, & myself also continually read God's Word so as to gain His Light (i.e. learn what He is saying to us today from the Bible) so that we know Him more, love Him more, & be confident & joyful when we one day will be in His Presence. So what we share with you is only because of what He has shown to us first and isn't that really the Heart of God: to bring us first to salvation from the penalty of our sins, that we should grow in knowledge of Him & also to share this with others that they may also know Him & the greatness of His Love for them?

    And very true, God's Word (even through good Devotionals), will truly minister to your heart's needs & will give His Special Word for you today so that you may always be confident that He is with you, to help you & lead you in this journey He has blessed you with. May the Lord bless you & your loved ones there & help you in your 'new' walk in His Light & Truth found only in His Word.
  • Mishael - in Reply
    Find out if it was an error?

    Can't you open another email account?

    Switch to Hotmail?

    See if there any videos concerning this on YouTube.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 1
    (Page 2)

    Teresa,

    What I wanted to add is that when you do begin your study, do not let it discourage you if don't understand everything you read. I've yet to meet anyone who can honestly say they know the entire bible. If we knew it all, we wouldn't have to study. When I first began, it was on and off that I would pick up the bible and read it. After a while, I developed a hunger for it and could not stay away for very long. You will probably experience that also. That's a good thing because that hunger and desire comes from God's Spirit drawing you to His word and giving you that hunger.

    But when I began, I wanted to know it all. I used to get frustrated when I didn't understand what I was reading. There are still things I can read and not understand fully. I am going to say that that's normal and here's why: I come to realize that God is only going to reveal to me what He knows I am ready to handle.

    Before you begin, it is important to open your study in prayer asking the Lord to reveal to you what He wants you to know. I stopped getting frustrated when I couldn't understand something, even after asking God to reveal it to me. Why? Because I know knowledge only comes through Him, and if I don't get it, it's because He knows I'm not ready for it yet. And I am at peace with that.

    I tried sending you a link to my webpage where I presented a bible study of the entire New Testament but this site will not let me send a link. I thought I would give it a try since not too long ago someone was able to share their YouTube page here. However, I need to abide by the rules of this site.

    God Bless!!!
  • Jesse - in Reply on James 1
    Paul,

    This word stiffnecked is also found in Acts 7:51. It says you stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears. That's not a great way to start out if you're trying to win friends! Stiffnecked? We've heard that before and all of us have actually experienced waking up some morning with a stiff neck.

    But that's not what it means. In those days, they called a person a "stiffneck "person when they refused to bow. And someone would come over to them and grab them by the back of the neck and try to make them bow and they would stiffen up and refuse to bow. That's where the term stiffnecked comes from.

    A "stiffnecked" person is a person who refuses to bow to the lordship of Christ.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Teresa,

    I am more than happy to help both you and your husband out. You mention being passionate when it comes to your faith in the Lord. But I have to ask, have you ever received Christ? Have you been born of His Spirit? That has to come first. I say this because in all the years I spent in church, I never knew what it meant to receive Christ.

    Those in the church would say that they receive Him every week during communion, but that is not what the bible teaches. In order to fully understand scripture, a person must be born of God's Spirit. The bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:14 that the natural man (unsaved) cannot understand the things of God because they are spiritually discerned. This tells us that only God's Spirit can reveal to us the things of God.

    As far as where to begin in the bible, I can only suggest what worked for me. I began with the New Testament. Even today, that is where I spend most of my time. The gospels would be a good place. John is my favorite of the gospels. John Chapter 15 is my favorite chapter in John. It speaks about Jesus being the genuine vine, and we being the branches, and apart from Him, we cannot do one thing. Basically, apart from Him, we are spiritually dead. It's such a beautiful chapter. As far as salvation goes, the book of Romans lays it all out. The book has been called "The Constitution of The Christian Faith" by some. If we only had the book of Romans, we would have everything we need.

    You and your husband's salvation are very important and you both need to know in your heart that you are saved. I think any believer here would agree that the greatest love we can show to you is to be concerned for your spiritual welfare. That is called Agape love. It is the love that Jesus Christ gives us. He gives us Himself. And only through Him can we share that love with others.

    I'm out of space so I will send another page.
  • Paul E Dodson on James 1
    In Exodus, the Lord refers to Moses' followers as 'stiffnecked people'. What does that mean?
  • Joseph Perry - in Reply
    These suggestions a nice, but may I suggest a different one?

    Matthew 6:5-15

    "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

    But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

    But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

    After this manner therefore pray ye:

    Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

    Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

    Give us this day our daily bread.

    And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

    For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

    But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

    Recognize the majesty and authority of God . . .

    Rely upon God for your day to day needs.

    A part of conversion is a gift from the Holy Ghost, this should be a change in attitude that allows you to say, "I once was, but now I am"

    Express your needs and desires. These may be areas that require attention

    Thank him for the Teachings of Jesus.

    I found it necessary to explain my use of the King James Version:

    The language used is modern enough to be easily understood but old enough to remind me of the Majesty of God. We must focus on those things that are important.
  • Greg - in Reply on James 1
    Chris Solar Calendar

    Page 3

    The "Calendar week" is days 4 thru 3 while the "Creation week" is days 1 thru 7

    Sabbath days remain constant on the Enoch calendar in relation to the spring equinox; but they will rotate on the Gregorian calendar. We now have the privilege of these (Sacred) Books, look at (Micah 6:8).

    Enoch lived 365 years (and possibly .242)

    The spring equinox is the great equalizer of the calendar and is the leap day that rectifies the calendar every year (day 365.242), look at (Ps. Ch. 19)

    March 20, 2019 (sunrise to sunrise) was the 365th day of the solar year (the day of the spring equinox), making March 21, 2019 the first day of the first month of the New Year (and the 4th day of the week)

    The 364 day Enoch solar calendar runs off the 365.242 day solar cycle

    When does the day start? Look at (Genesis 1:16, 18, 19:33, 34, Exodus 10:13, 16:22-27,

    We are specifically commanded to use the SUN as the sign for days, Sabbaths, months, years, Sabbaths of years, jubilees, and feasts, and for all seasons of the year.

    The LUNAR cycle for the year is 354 days

    The Enoch solar calendar is 364 days (+ 365th and day of spring equinox)

    The moon is to be for light upon the earth at night (Genesis 1:14, Psalms 136:9, Jeremiah 31:35), for seasons (Psalms 104:19), and for a witness to the covenant of David (Psalms 89:37).

    The ONLY calendar that can reckon Daniel's 70 weeks is the Enoch calendar.

    A breakdown of the Enoch calendar

    1) 12 month, 30 day month, 360 days

    2) + 4 intercalary days (+ 1 occasional leap day) = 365 days

    3) 364 / 7 = 52

    4) Four intercalary days are to be lived but not reckoned, same with the occasional leap day.

    5) Intercalary day (day of remembrance) is inserted at the end of each 3 month cycle.

    6) 1st day of the 1st month is ALWAYS the day AFTER the spring equinox.

    7) 1st day of the 1st month ALWAYS resets to the 4th day of the week.

    8) Enoch lived 365 years.
  • Greg - in Reply on James 1
    Chris, The Enoch Solar Priestly Calendar

    As far as calendars go, I have been involved for the last few years with trying to follow the Enoch calendar as presented in the books of Enoch from the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS).

    I will try not to get into too much information, but I find it to be very interesting.

    The recurrent theme that is most striking throughout all of the DSS is the SOLAR CALENDAR!

    Look at the first book of Enoch, in ch. 72, and in ch. 82 (column 27) are words concerning an ancient solar calendar.

    It is stated that Enoch brought the calendar from heaven, claiming a very ancient origin to it, learning it from the angels. Enoch spent many years in heaven learning the 364 day solar priestly calendar and spent one year on earth teaching it to his son Methuselah, who taught it to his son, and so on. In the time of Abraham, Melchezadok was the one that brought the calendar back up to heaven?

    The Book of Enoch describes how the Holy place has 2 dimensions, heavenly and earthly. There are 7 heavenly sanctuaries corresponding to the 1 earthly Mount Zion, one Temple, and one chariot of the cherubim. In heaven there are 7 firmaments, 7 sanctuaries, 7 temples, and 7 chariots of the cherubim.

    In the Book, Angels are called Priests of Sacrifices; not sacrificing animals, but incense and liturgy. The order of the sacrificial liturgy corresponds to the order of the sacrifice in the Temple; i.e.- songs of the Sabbath liturgy. Angels are taking care of proper sacrifice for what is not being properly sacrificed on earth.

    In the extra Psalms found in the DSS, it is said that David authored 364 songs for each day of the year. David authored 52 songs for each Sabbath of the year. David authored 18 songs for each of the holy days of the year.

    Book of Jubilees- Noah stayed in the Ark for 364 days.
  • Greg - in Reply on James 1
    Chris,

    Great feedback as always:

    A foundational aspect which I find myself defending (as the minority position) is the debate between Law vs. Grace as well as Works vs. Grace.

    I find myself in the position of believing that we are in need of the Law. We are also in need of Works. And most of all, we are in need of the Grace given to us through faith in Jesus Christ.

    I will give my opinion based upon your alphabetic structure

    a) I believe that we are ALL "God's "elect,"

    Israel is "elect" for all the reasons you mention.

    Christians are "elect" because Scripture says so (Colossians 3:12, 1 Thessalonians 1:4).

    b) I agree, and will add that God NEVER intended or believed Israel could fulfill the Law. The Law was given to Israel (and all who cared to follow) for proper ceremonial worship, and for guidance, and for correction.

    c) I agree and will add that Jesus not only fulfilled the Law perfectly as a Jew, but also as a man.

    d) While I can (partially) agree with you that Christ came to fulfill the Law (of ordinances, i.e. blood sacrifice, not the entire Law), I believe that the MAIN REASON Jesus was promised by God to all of mankind can be found all the way back in Genesis 3:15. At that particular point in time, Adam and Eve were the only two people on the planet to have partaken in sin.

    God knew that Israel would backslide. That is why the Savior was promised right from the beginning of the fall of man, thousands of years before the nation of Israel ever existed.

    The promise of Genesis 3:15, however, has to do with the DEATH of Jesus, and the result of His crucifixion can be found in Hebrews 2:14.

    "Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;"

    That is the PRIMARY reason Jesus was promised, and is the (partial) fulfillment of that promise of Genesis 3:15; partial because Satan is not dead yet.
  • Teresa Hallgren - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Thank you Jesse!

    I am so so very happy to have read your response. You have described my heart and it's feelings, for many many years now. I have not been to "church" in a few years now. I do however speak to God and Jesus daily. Giving my thanks for my blessings bestowed upon me. Asking for guidance, safety and peace for myself as well as my friends and family. I feel closer than I have in previous years. The one thing that has ALWAYS bothered me for several years as an adult is that I do not know the bible. I feel very sad and ashamed to say that. Being raised as a Catholic, as you know, it was always the

    weekly missalette readings. I did order and receive 2 King James Bibles in April. I am struggling as to where to begin. I know that there is the first page, of the bible. But with all that is happening in this world right now, I more than ever want to educate myself as does my husband. Do you have any advice that you would or could give us as to where a good place to start would be? I am a very passionate person when it comes to my faith with God our Lord. As I stated previously, I talk to, cry to and even have been angry with God. But my faith has never faltered I just want to have what so many others that I know personally have within their hearts. A fullness!

    Thank you again for your response. It was as if you were inside my head and knew exactly what was in there.

    Teresa
  • Jmunizjr on Isaiah 1
    Chapter 1 is an awesome preaching or teaching for the condition of the church today. Why? the church has been taught that Christianity is all about me. My self help, my feelings, my happiness, my fulfillment, and my validation. To answer the question about what was the law's purpose, it was to make sin exceedenly sinful in other words no matter how you feel or what you think, these things are sin, end of story. This was the problem in Israel and is the problem in the church.

    The first thing God accuses them of is not considering. Give thought that you might be wrong and God and His word might be right.

    He then accuses them of the lack of soundness. There thought processes were irrational. He then gives them the opportunity to reason or be logical and if they would they would repent and there sins would be changed white as snow because He had been a good God to them.

    So I ask the covid/anti-government gal to reason. For someone to have underlying problems it is a death sentence for the most part so be a rebel and if you catch it you might be fine, however if you infect family members with respitory problems and they most likely will die. Concerning faith, The Devil took Jesus to the pinnicle of the temple and said He should cast Himself off and the Bible says the angels will bear Him up lest he dashes his foot against a stone. Jesus replied, "it is written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God".

    You say you have faith, Jesus had more and He would not put Himself in danger on purpose to force the hand of the Father.

    4 people in the church and their faith would rival most strong Christians are now with the Lordbecause of covid 19.

    I was witneesing to a lady a few months back and she told me she didn't believe in heaven or hell and I told her didn't believe in semi trucks but you wouldn't catch me playing on the hiway because at the end of the day it does't matter what you or I believe, what matters is what is true.
  • Robert Marino - in Reply on Genesis 10
    YOu: And if v27 refers to Jesus, doesn't this aspect of 'confirming the covenant' resemble anti-Christ's plan to go against Israel & introduce his own abominations to desecrate the Temple?

    Me: Isn't the chapter about Jesus confirming THE covenant (verses 24 and 25)? It's all about that. to make an end of sins, THE TESTATOR must die in order for the will or covenant to become in affect. All over Hebrews.

    A future antichrist is going to use this passage to deceive and he (Satan right now) has deceived the masses already by teaching this out of context. So will there be a third temple built? Probably but it isn't going to be God's will. God gave Israel a king that they wanted and He will give them the false messiah they want too. Modern Israel persecutes the church to this day but stirring up stuff in the Middle East whcih always results in Christians getting persecuted INADVERTANTLY by the Muslims, losing their homes and on occasion being killed. They have always persecuted the church throughout history. WE are told it was the other way around but you won't find that in history. You will find that the Roman Catholic Church persecuted both Protestants and Joos but true Christians are being given the blame for what they didn't do. Muslims blame true Christians for killing them too when it was the Roman Church behind it.
  • Robert Marino - in Reply on Genesis 10
    Chris,

    Sacrifices were no longer needed after Jesus' death. To teach it is God's will to go back to them when He never wanted them in the first place but it was temporary as we are told in Hebrews and Daniel TILL (Daniel 9:24-27) the Messiah should come - that 490 year timeline.

    Hebrews 10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.

    Hebrews 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

    Hebrews 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

    Hebrews 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

    Hebrews 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

    Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

    Hebrews 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:

    Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

    We also have the angel that is going about with the EVERLASTING GOSPEL in Revelation. So when someone says the Joos can be saved by grace and keeping the law during a future time period they are contradicting dozens of passages in both the old and new testaments.

    1. Joos were only saved ONE way during Jesus time- grace through faith through Christ. No other way.

    2. These same Joos began to spread the gospel.

    3. Joos for the last 2,000 years have been saved by grace.

    So why does this change all of a sudden if Jesus was the final Lamb sacrifice that could take away the sins of the world? Blood from bulls and goats only took away sins for ONE year. You could not be born again until Jesus.

    God Bless.
  • Robert Marino - in Reply on Genesis 10
    you: Re: Daniel 9:26,27. I think I'm reading correctly from your comment that it is Jesus that is seen in this passage. We see the Messiah cut off (v26) & then "the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city". Are you seeing Jesus here as well? Then who are the "people of Jesus (the prince)" that shall come to destroy? You said that "this has nothing to do with a future anti-Christ".

    Me: It is Jesus. "People of Jesus (the prince) that shall come to destroy?" in verse 26 was fulfilled in 70 AD when Titus became a prince over night. There are TWO princes mentioned in this passage. One is Titus (secular little prince) and the other Jesus the Messiah, the Prince of peace.

    I encourage you to read Mathew chapters 20, 21, 22, and 23 without thinking like a pre-trib rapture person.

    Parable of the Tenants for example: WHO sends armies against Judah? God the Father does because they killed His Son.

    WHO cursed the fig tree?

    These last two verses in this chapter in Daniel 9 (verses 26 and 27) interject TWO main things. The New Covenant being established and the destruction of the second temple; therefore, placing the timing of the COMING OF THE MESSIAH the first time (first advent) before the 70 weeks or 490 years expired. It is impossible for any jewish person to not have known Jesus was the Messiah as He came at the end of the 70 weeks. It is the best passage to evangelize Joos but if one holds a pre-trib position and that is over 97% of Americans they are throwing that opportunity away.

    The whole purpose and context of this passage is about Messiah and the destruction of the 2nd temple.

    To make an END of sins (verse 24). WHO made an end of sins and put an end to the sacrifice and oblation in verse 27? Jesus did. Why is the word abomination in there and is plural? Because the Jooish priesthood went back to doing animal sacrifices therefore rejecting the Messiah totally and right back to the vineyard renters in Matthew killing the vineyard owners Son.
  • BibleGeezer on Exodus 3
    It is interesting that this online version removes the name of God, replacing it with the title LORD. My printed version of the KJV definitely shows the name Jehovah. Why has this been done?

    P.S. I am not a JW.
  • James Moore on James 1
    Ephesians Predestination, is this the Calvin teaching.
  • Mishael - in Reply
    Come into the Question or the Discussion Room. I would like to see you in there. Ok?
  • What Can We Get From Reading The Bible - in Reply on Acts 17:11
    Proverbs is a great Book to get wisdom.

    Psalms is about the realities of life: high, low; rejoicing and weeping; regrets and renewal, and much more.

    Song of Solomon is a picture of The Lord and his Bride.

    The Old Testament history records are about no matter how far you sink and sin; reject God: eventually people realized they must return to God; and God took them back.

    It seems when things are going good: we slip back into our old sinful ways.

    Lamentations is a heartbreaking book. It shows you how far God goes to bring us back to Him.

    I can never understand how easily we can just drop God out of our lives, when it suits us. How do we do that? Do we think that He doesn't love like us; ache when we hurt ourselves.

    I'm weird I guess. I could see how viewing movies on Netflix did not edify my spirit. I dropped them and had PureFlix for a time. The process of being entertained disturbs me. That's when I really started reading huge sections of the Bible. One day I made myself read all the genealogies. I'm asking what does this teach me? God knows everyone who has ever lived! He keeps it all written down. He knows us; we aren't invisible like we feel sometimes in a crowd or standing in line at the grocery store. He's as close as you let Him be. I never cry alone. He's with me watching clouds, or sunsets. I adore rain because I see the flash and hear the thunder and to me... it's me hearing his sound. We need more God consciousness. You can have as much as you want. No limits. He will show you Himself in the world as much as you can see Him in his written Word: the Bible. Dive in, get wet, splash it on someone else. Maybe that's how we share it with those we love? Experience the love of our Savior. I cannot define the depth of His love. Lean into Him. That's all I can say. Mishael
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 5
    Every once in a while, scroll down and read some history replies in the 1-100 links.

    I think it's important to be refreshed and re-oiled by the Holy Spirit. Let's not let ourselves be drawn into the vortex of what we see on a daily basis. Somewhere, maybe David? Says to encourage ourselves.

    God may be calling you to intercede: as Jesus is doing right now, at the right hand of God. He's making intercession for all saints. He's praying for you. Your burden for saints slipping towards apostasy is what I mean. Don't let them slip away. You will be rewarded for doing so; rewarded now. Your spirit and your faith will grow huge.

    I tell people we're supposed to have our lamps topped off with the Oil of the Holy Spirit at all times. Be looking every day for Jesus's shout. Get on the wedding supper apparel....but also put your armor on underneath it. Be praying for all saints. Pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send workers out into it.

    I googled street evangelism and was surprised to see the ministers teaching it online. We could take church out into our neighborhoods. It doesn't have to be in crowded areas. A lot of people are thinking more about God now. Wondering if God is bringing all this misery upon us? Jesus is the ARK of God; and Im sure God just wants us to get us and others in that Ark.

    No one would witness to me when I was unsaved. No one invited me to go to church with them. They didn't say Jesus is trying to get your attention, but your deaf as a rock. Why did He peel back the veil and let me see what I did? Jesus just came into my miserable half-dead existence and gave me a whole brand new life in Him. Every day with Him is filled with wonder and high expectation of even greater things. See..I think that is what Heaven is going to be. Awake Sleeper: come into the Light of His Love.

    Grab onto the Holy Spirit! He's moving fast. Ask Him to anoint you anew. Lift you in the spirit of your mind and refill your first love joy.


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