Christian Life Page 11

  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Jer.52 "The Pillar" (1 of 2)

    We read of the ransacking of the temple of God in this last chapter.

    Here we have a sad end to what was begun as a glorious chapter in the rise of the nation of Israel. King David would have wished to build a house for God but God was particular that it was left for his son to build the House of God. King Solomon after he had removed the threat of Adoniah set about it. The Ark was brought into it. The Ark of the testimonywhere the two tables of stone signified the everlasting covenant. (Ps.119:89).

    "There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when theLordmade a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt./And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of theLord,/So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of theLordhad filled the house of theLord./Then spake Solomon, TheLordsaid that he would dwell in the thick darkness./I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever(1 Ki.8:9-13)" Significant is this passage, "When the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of theLord,/So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of theLordhad filled the house of theLord."

    Covenant is between God and man and not by any other intermediary. The cloud represented the cloud of witnesses (Dan.7:14; He.12:1)

    The Spirit is establishing the truth:the everlasting covenant was not dispensed by priests. Two tables of stone Levitical priesthood, animal sacrifice and all such laws were shadow of the everlasting covenant established before the foundation of the world. Solomon's zeal to build where God was at rest, was only as good as he was obedient.

    This is brought out in Gibeon.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Re.18:21 "Fall of mighty Babylon"

    What is Jerusalem in the Core Will of God?

    What we find in Gaza is man's strivings to carve out enclaves for themselves according to their perceived identities. God has rejected Israel, and never mind, they made their arm their strength. So we shall see much about nothing as peoples are often given some occupation by the powers-that be to keep them from getting in the way. God rjected the city where his Son was crucified.

    "Thus saith theLord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from theLord./For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited." (Je.17:5-6) God has set his Will and his vengeance on Babylon covers Jerusalem as well. The city shall be left as a rubble and Isaiah says, "For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment."(Is.34:5) Edom and Israel of the Patriarchal age even now at each other's throat. It shall strike Gaza and also Jerusalem.

    God has already spoken. Bibi decides as a man, whose survival depends on being the most harsh where as the heaven has settled the fate of the city,"And a great slaughter in the land of Idumea./And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness."(34:5-8) "For it is the day of theLord's vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion."

    "Blessed is the man that trusteth in theLord, and whose hope theLordis."(Je.17:7)
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Ps.107:7 "City of habitation"

    "And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation."

    The Spirit in organizing the Salvation Plan gives us a great exodus of men, one to a city of habitation while the other to destruction. This is according to the Core will which is all about His kingdom which ruleth over all. "The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all."(Ps.103:19). As Jesus promised his ministry on the earth was not solely to save those who were dead in sins but to equip them for their city habitation. In short Core will of God covers both fronts both heaven and the earth. "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." ( John 14:3)

    Salvation program begins in the world of the Spirit, which is a Garden planted by God. At the end of it we have the city which also is prepared by God. "But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up."(Matt.15:13) This tree of life in the Garden is found in this city as well.

    After the great flood we are given a great human migration."As they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there." They began a tower and they began with brick for stone and slime for mortar. "And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower."(Ge.11:4) They were against God so they had to make a name for themselves. Celebrities whose lifestyles are much emulated are the catalyst, -what motion, what a dazzle! and they work tirelessly to make news. This has lead to Babylon which is is hold all for every city made by men. Jerusalem belongs there. How did the city fare? "And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all."(Re.18:21)
  • on Genesis 1:1 - 8 months ago
    Its interesting to say, the earth was without form..means was it a plan by the God.. In God's eyes there is no difference between plan and action
  • Shabbat Keeper - 8 months ago
    In Revelation:

    The dragon is the devil

    The beast is the papacy

    The lamb-like beast is the United States

    The three angels message that Babylon has fallen is a warning to God's people to separate themselves from apostate churches. "Come out of her my people". Martin Luther and others believed the Papacy was the Antichrist. The movement to unite all religions is of the devil. We are to be separate. Keep the pure Word of God, undefiled by the doctrine of man.
  • Shabbat Keeper - 8 months ago
    The state of our soul at death is that it sleeps. The dead soul knows nothing anymore. And, just like when we fall asleep at night and suddenly it's morning, the same will happen when Christ calls us from our sleep at his coming.

    Spiritism is false teaching and of the devil. It opens the door to demons. We cannot pray to dead relatives or dead saints. They are sleeping. Anyone seeing their dead relative is actually seeing a demonic impersonator.
  • Shabbat Keeper - 8 months ago
    Sunday is NOT the Sabbath.

    Saturday, the seventh day of the week, is the Sabbath.

    It is God's sign. It is God's mark.
  • Jordyn - 8 months ago

    When the scriptures speak of THE END, what are they speaking about?

    They are speaking about YOU, the END of YOU, life in this body of flesh and blood.

    Every man has to COME to truth, NOW in this AGE, or latter in the AGES to come, the second resurrection.

    Christ DEFEATED DEATH at his resurrection, he was resurrected with IMMORTAL life.

    1 Timothy 6:16 .... Christ ONLY has IMMORTALITY .....

    WE were resurrected with him, joint heirs WITH HIM, resurrected in HIS IMAGE, a marriage, we became ONE with CHRIST.

    We are GIVEN an appointed amount OF TIME to come to truth.

    Then comes THE END, if we are a MATURE SEED we are HARVESTED into the KINGDOM, IMMORTAL LIFE, if we never BELIEVED the words of GOD, we are cast into PRISON, DEATH and the GRAVE, the bottomless pit.

    God Bless YOU!
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Re.13:1 "The name of blasphemy" (2 of 2)

    Apart from this we are also shown where the beast comes from; This is a key that should unlock the mystery of the beast in both cases. "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, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is."(17:8) The beast is mentioned in another passage, as the one who kills the two witnesses sent from heaven. "The beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them."

    Who is in control? "nd the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit./And he opened the bottomless pit."(9:1-2) God allows the world that has refused grace to be shown the difference between the beast whose spirit of pride is just the opposite the Son. Jesus Christ the same yesterday and forever. (He.13:8)

    Instead ideologies that the beast wear is the name of blasphemy. It may carry the label of Papal infallibility or trickle down economy or any other. Truth couched with reason to suit the spirit of times is nothing short of blasphemy.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Re.13:1 "The name of blasphemy" (1 of 2)

    The beast, "Having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy."

    God made man a living soul meaning that the truth was set in his inwards. Like the penny in the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard he was set to work as a faithful laborer in the world. Holding truth in unrighteousness his fall created sin enter into the world. These four beasts that Daniel saw in a night vision is a birds eye of human civilization on the rise. The three ribs signified human institutions State and Religion growing from strength to strength which however dispensed with truth and necessity of obeying the will of God. The nations whose authority came from the dragon had a mix and match form of lion, leopard, bear as indicated in the v.1. The Spirit explains it 'the beast that thou sawest was, and is not, and yet is" the unclean spirit working through passage of time so kings, minister-presidents, caesars or sultans are all manifestation of the same, they hold truth in unrighteousness,

    The little horn showed how state and religion could coexist and the beast now wearing a scarlet livery as mentioned in Ch.17:3 suggests papacy. Fall of Constantinople to the Turks gives us this line, "And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed." Consider the following verses, "A scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns." The Spirit also supplies their significance, "The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth." (17:9) Obvious seven hills of Rome.

    Apart from this we are also shown where the beast comes from; This is a key that should unlock the mystery of the beast in both cases.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Re.13:1-2 The Beast-2 (2 of 2)

    In the light of the above the Spirit warns you to pay heed what is at risk here. "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." (v.8) Worshiping the State is at the peril of your soul.

    The State signified by the rib appears here. The dragon's motive is not altruistic but thwart the Salvation Plan of God determined before the worlds began. His seat is the other rib representing Religion. For this purpose we have another beast "Coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon./And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast. " So we know where Christian nationalism tke their marching orders from. The divine healing and many wonders performed to draw the breath away are nothing new. Egyptian magicians performed miracles but could not compete with Moses. "Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, Thisisthe finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said."(Ex.8:19). In our times we have seen Serpent handling and divine healing the whole circus that smacks of crass 'filthy lucre'. The second beast had two horns like a lamb which is to deceive. Compare Luke 11:20. It is like 'reasonable faith' which is neither here nor there. Third rib is like reason which does not work in practice. Think of all Constitutions written but in practice are shown something else. Without truth what is free speech but license to let your tongue run away? The authority is drawn from the dragon.

    The beast is the shape of things to come a composite edifice mix and match of the four beasts that Daniel saw.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Re.13:1-2 The beast-2 (1 of 2)

    "And saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy./And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority."

    Here we have a beast which is like unto a leopard but his feet of a bear tells sleekness of the big cat is not what it apparently presents. He had the mouth a lion which also is not entirely genuine. As in the night vision of Daniel, the beast is a catch-all of the four bests that took the breath of Daniel away. The bear in Daniel's vision had three ribs stuck between its teeth. The same now are in full display so one knew where these came from. He had power which was immense. "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." (13:7). When he said, "The State? I am the state" the world knew he meant it in dead earnest. The rib stuck in the mouth in a night vision has become all too real when he cracked his whip.

    "If any man have an ear, let him hear." In v.9 we have the expression which evokes comparison with this verse, "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (Re.2:7) The Spirit uses it at the end of message of seven churches signifying the eternal word of God. He that promised is faithful to do it. So he has this promise to the church of Ephesus. "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God."It goes thus with every seven of them. The will of God concerning an overcomer is entered into the book of life, which shall never change.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Re.13:1 "The Beast" -overview (2 of 2)

    From St John's standpoint the risen Jesus Christ is yet 'to make all things new.' In short what Dan 7:14 indicated was the will of God the Father in pluperfect tense.

    The Spirit accordingly ends the Book of Daniel reminding of the Abrahamic promise in this verse, "And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament;" (Dan.12:3). Daniel was assured,"But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days."(12:13) His body and soul were in His safekeeping.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Re.13:1 "The Beast" -overview (1 of 2)

    "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy."

    St John's vision is from standing upon sand of the sea which we shall first take up while what we discussed from Daniel was in setting out the events from the Abrahamic promise, where God assured the patriarch, "And said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. " (Ge.15:5) So he sees God setting about to stir world events about from heaven. What of the Apostle? He has positioned himself with regards to the promise of "And as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable." God's promise to Abraham is one where the stars signify the great congregation that has been called in his Son before the foundation of the world. While John in the midst of a wave of persecution under Domitian looks at the world of the body. If his earthly tabernacle are to be dissolved "We have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens./For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven." (2 Co.5:1-2) In order to understand the beast we need first define the spiritual context of the little horn (Dan.7:8) as "a beast rising up out of the sea." (Significant is how the everlasting dominion granted to the one like unto the Son of man (Dan.7:14) is morphed into a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes," in the vision of St.John.) The Spirit is ever consistent while describing the eternal will of the Father and the manner he shall prevail upon all the might of Satan and his spiritual dominion in accordance to the everlasting covenant.) From St John's standpoint the risen Jesus Christ is yet 'to make all things new.' In short what Dan 7:14 indicated was the will of God the Father.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Dan.7:7-8 "The Little horn" (2 of 2)

    The 1904-1905 Welsh revivalwas the largest Christian revival in Wales during the 20th century. Azusa Street Revival in 1906, United States of America, Los Angeles was not mere coincidence. But the outbreak of WWI wiped much of the force of the movement. The Three ribs were at it and it spoke from the pulpit and patriotic duty of Christian sounded high. The little horn had eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Dan.7:7-8 "The Little Horn" (1 of 2)

    "And it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns./I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. (vv.7-8)

    The fourth beast was different in the sense that the three three ribs speaking 'Arise, devour much flesh"in the earlier cases were put in words so whoever heard them knew it came from the little horn, and its spoke great things. Thus when a former President said, '"I do not tell you that the war in Vietnam is the war to end wars" it had force and impact since the authority was one of them. Only time showed the lie and bad faiththat had nothing real about the man who was a creature of the Spirit of the times. The Silent majority of the three ribs merely spoke from the context. But the Spirit would not buy that. The number 10 instructs us the little horn was judged already.

    "And it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns./I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, Three of the first roots plucked up by the roots which we shall see in the emergence of Rome as the arbiter of Pax Romana. Earlier the kings ruled Rome and from 509 BC, it became a republic till 27BC when it became an empire under Caesars. The little horn refers to Constantine the Great. Plucked up by the roots as with the eagle wings of the first beast indicate a violent action. Division of the Roman Empire into two is its result. "His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay." The subsequent development of Christianity kept the same number Ten intact. Instead of horns the alliance of the state and Christianity gives us its doctrinal quality. Heresies have become the norm.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Dan.7:8 "Spirit of the times" (2of 2)

    Cleopatra was the last of Ptolemies. When she died in 30 B.C., Romans took over territory formally controlled by the Ptolemies.

    Deification of Caesar was a clever way to marry state and religion and how did they placate the citizens but with 'bread and circus.' The no man's land would include as far as China from where Rome brought silk to give their splendor to a new heights. Imperial splendor of Roman masters was much emulated by their vassals throughought the Empire and beyond. Man's expectation took to wings just as Lucifer did say in his 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:" Wealth became a status symbol and consumable exotic and pricier they were the better. Decadence setting in was the least worrisome if citizens were on to 'good life',

    In this context Daniel interpreting the King's Dream in Ch.2 focused on the world empires becoming decadent which brought the nascent Christianity into a collision course. How the three ribs caused the head in solid gold end with feet of iron mixed with clay explains the consequence of the three ribs goading each heart on. Their truth was entirely set on the context, no wonder Machiavelli was yet to write his magnum opus, The Prince.

    "His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay." White Nationalism, prosperity theology making common cause with the State ought to tell the three ribs are doing their work still.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Dan.7:8 "Spirit of the times" (1of 2)

    "After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it."

    The leopard is associated with Greece as well as to Pre-Columbian cultures in the Americas. Just as well. The three ribs in the second beast having created a no-man's land would work for Satan which we see in the Revelation as three unclean frogs. The beast (State). false prophet (Religion), working with the dragon (Re.16: 13)also supplies the spirit of the times. Thus with the Age of exploration we have the mercantile Spirit driving the Europeans to plunder the natives in the Americas. They would claim that they arrived for God gold and glory.

    "Arise, devour much flesh" shall make man think beyond the truth written in their inward parts. Instead of fearing for their souls the conquistadores were guided by their Religion, State and glory. Glory of wealth, religion well knew; so did the State. This is what the leopard-like beast achieved. Here the Spirit is not giving us a lesson in history but in the manner State Religion and Reason have served the will of Satan to muddy the waters upon which the Spirit had worked on before the creation of man. "And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."

    The third beast, 'like a leopard' also refers to the Hellenization of the world conquered by Alexander the Great. Dividing the lands into the hands of four generals (four heads) create distinct cultural context (four wings of a fowl). Antigonus,Cassander, Ptolemy, and Seleucus are merely figureheads since the three ribs having muddied the glory of power to goad each other 'Arise, devour much flesh' and their rivalries ultimately would weaken their own resources. For example Alexander's general set a dynasty which ruled Egypt for more than 300 years. There were 15 Ptolemic leaders and they ruled from 332 B.C. to 30 B.C. from Alexandria.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Dan.7:13 "Everlasting Covenant" (2 of 2)

    Let us consider Lydia, the state which introduced the concept of money (600 BCE),- and check out its influence on American Constitution (Federalist papers #9 by Alexander Hamilton) Egypt for its 'divine rights' which came down to the West as the divine Rights of kings. Their contribution to civilization lay chiefly in the mode of writing, thereby perpetuation of myths ('The winner controls history') and Religion.

    Military conquests are merely flash in the pan and do not belong in a vision which is introduced by the Spirit to instruct us in righteousness. (One swallow does not make summer- as the expression is.) So we shall turn to the position of the three ribs in the Bible narrative. They develop on the fall of man in the following manner.

    The Spirit set the serpent in Ge.3 to introduce the manner truth can be wrongly applied. (I have already covered in my posts). Truth written in our inward parts accepts either Or. Either you do the will of God( do not eat the fruit) or let the context of the serpent's counsel lead you. Eve let the contextual truth guide her. She saw the way Satan wanted her see the fruit and affect her will. She disobeyed the will of God.

    The three ribs similarly provide a context for the bear to devour much flesh whether it actually requires or not. So the mouth of the bear is a no man's land where truth can be twisted whichever way one wants. Noticed every one who resisted God the little horn and the beast are given to big mouth? "And a mouth speaking great things."(7:8 ) and "And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies;"(Re.13:5) and finally Herod who was struck down by an angel. (Ac.12:23) He did not give glory because Satan muddled him head to look away from the truth. So he saw his own glory in speaking like gods. Fool of a man.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Dan.7:13 "Everlasting Covenant" (1 of 2)

    "I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him."

    The Spirit presents the everlasting Covenant between God and Man as solemn and as grand it could be, considering a great congregation 'the clouds of heaven" are brought in as witnesses. This is a marriage between Heaven and the earth,-invisible God framing the world which is made to appear by his word.(He.11:3) The earth and the fulness thereof belongs to God and his Son is the Man in whom we are called and our faith is on the line. "And ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened"(v.10) includes us. With this in mind we shall see what do these four beasts signify in the history of mankind which is as much as a commentary of human civilization as well. Thus Israel called to be the firstborn whose glory was violently plucked off and given to stand as a man whose heart was not right before God. Israel was called to the fellowship but in rejecting the Son of man from Fellowship between God and Man.

    in v.5 we have the second beast a second,"Like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth "

    Medo-Persian Empire 'raised up itself on one side' What does it mean? They became a world empire in the breach made by Israel, and God let them win by the edge of the sword. Even so their dominion stood in context of the Son unto whom God has given everlasting dominion as the Spirit puts it. Their three military conquests over Babylon, Egypt and Lydia signify the three ribs. So much for historical facts. The Spirit uses them for our spiritual edification and warns us the pitfall of going against the express will of God as revealed in the Bible document.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Dan.7:14 "Everlasting covenant" (2 of 2)

    This is what we see of their nation, and man's heart and the state of it, is what we see even now. However they stand in direct frame of reference to the Son of man. For this reason the Spirit gives us this verse, "As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time."(v.12) The phrase 'A time' separated from the season refers to a remnant being saved in the latter days.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Dan.7:14 "Everlasting Covenant" (1 of 2)


    "Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea./And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another."

    Night vision refers to the divine Will so we shall see the Ancient of the Days in session granting his Son- "behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven" which sets the history of human civilization in the content of the everlasting covenant. Accordingly the Spirits enumerates his glory in this verse, 'Dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion,"(7:14) This being the will of the Father what is the glory of the four beasts in the vision? They are set in the direct frame of reference to the Son.

    God is in control and the four winds striving upon the sea describes action similar to this verse, "And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters" consequently nations gravitate into distinct groups 'diverse from one another'

    Let us examine the first one in v.4

    "The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it."

    The lion refers to the lion of Judah in its primary sense. His eagle wings refer to God's loving kindness bearing the nation of Israel, "and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself."(De.19:4-NKJV) Israel was his firstborn. ("Thus saith theLord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:"-Ex.4:22).

    Secondary sense would refer to the northern and southern kingdoms of Israel. God plucked them ('the wings thereof were plucked) indicating a violent action, ransacking Jerusalem by Babylon and later by Rome explains it. "And made stand upon the feet as a man" explain Israel shorn of their glory but made to stand upon the feet as a man.
  • Avinash Alexander - 8 months ago
    Hello sir am not saying its ur wrong or ur translation wrong .but I try explaining you in old testament 2kings 8.25 and it's said ahaziah became king in 22 years and same 2 chronicles 22.2 it's saying 42 years he became king so please check it .if my ways to explain you it's hut you am so sorry ..i checked ur mobile site app it's showing 42 years in 2 chronicles.
  • Oseas - 8 months ago
    Jeremiah 23:18-21

    18 For who hath stood in the counsel of the Lord, and hath perceived and heard his Word? who hath marked his Word, and heard it?

    19 Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.

    20 The anger of the Lord shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of His heart: IN THE LATER DAYS ye shall consider it perfectly.

    21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Lessons from Daniel Ch.7:5

    Bible Scholars have hazarded many names to the three ribs, none of which sit accurately with the manner gives the serpent episode in the fall of man. It resonates with the three ribs pointing to religion state and reason have muddled the mind of man. Reason is as enticing as the fruit forbidden by the Lord Go. Power inflames the senses very much as the serpent presented it to Eve. 'She had to have it. Wealth pursuit of happiness and health are three planks on which nations build their Eutopia. Have they ever delivered other than political doctrines?

    However these Three ribs serve as political will resisting the will of God. Now in Colorado we are witnessing how reason has put itself into knots. The controversy of the 14th Amendment is not in the law incorporated after a clear and present danger but how interested parties would want to have it interpreted. One group warns that, if it moves forward, it risks robbing voters of the right to deliver their own verdict on whether the former president should return to the White House. Whether the former POTUS attempted a coup or deny the rights of people is not admitted. Whether political parties stand above the principle of the Constitution or is a creature is not determined. If parties do want choose one who has proven least fit for the office because he has so many who are suspicious of government and as the base seems the case here. Experience has shown the danger of one who is hellbent to destroy the legitimacy of institutions so long survived. To predict another civil war is inadmissible. It is thus Reason has created its own Halloween party, "trick or treat?"
  • Oseas - 8 months ago
    Brothers in Christ

    GOD is in control of history,nothing random happens.The material things are figure of spiritual things.Example:Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia,and answers to Jerusalem which now is,and is in bondage with her children-Gal.4:25.

    In ancient time men said:Go to,let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven;and let us make us a name ...That said,as I have posted in prior posts,when men built the WTC,the Twin Towers,the tallest Towers among the 7,both were the main towers that were built,the others were secundary.But why?

    By allegory,number 7(7 towers),signified the 7 regions of the Planet:Europe,Asia,Africa,Oceania(Australia),North America, Central America,South America,by the way,the 7 heads of the Dragon and of the Beast-Rev.12:3-4 &13:1.

    In 2001,the USA was the single largest economy on the planet, followed by the European Union,mankind had just entered a new millennium,from the 6th to the 7th and last millennium,actually at the turn of a new Day.

    Speaking materially the built of the WTC signified nothing more than two large and gigantic buildings,something like the Tower of Babel.But analysing deeply,by allegory,the BUILD and FALL of the Twin Towers,we the believers cannot ignore a great mystery, that is, the two towers of the WTC represented the most TWO POWERFUL ECONOMIES of the EARTH, i.e.the Economies of USA and EU.

    The fall of the Twin Towers signified that both Economies would FALL in ruin day after day,since the fall of both Towers, and in future days,according prophecy,upon the earth will be distress of nations(of the whole earth),with perplexity;Men's hearts failing them for fear,and for looking after the things which are coming on the earth.And this generation shall not pass away,till all be fulfilled.

    Two terrible impacts by two planes destroyed the WTC Twin Towers,and now two WARS, one in Ukraine and other in Israel, are two terrible impacts for the destruction of this currente world of Devil

    Get ready
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Political Will against the will of God

    "And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh." (Dan.7:5)

    The three ribs as in the case of the one taken from Adam refers to doctrines. In the creation of of Eve, the Spirit informs us "and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead" and the rib 'he made a woman' (Ge.2:21). This is not the case with the three. These are set between the teeth of the second beast and when they bawl,"Arise, devour much flesh' it is clear there is nothing in them to gain by the beast whether it satisfies its appetite or not. These are like the serpent who put the suggestion of eating the fruit forbidden to the man and woman. The serpent creates a context for the bear like beast to devour much flesh.' Was it said with benevolent motives? Oh no. The three ribs are three political principles and in arousing the beast devour they do not gain single advantage other than use the beast to serve the purposes of Satan, or Lucifer.

    Satan challenged, " I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High." (Is.14:12-14) "I will" is a political principle as a challenge to the will of God. State, Religion and Reason as history has amply proved 'devour much flesh' not because of any intrinsic need but these serve the interests of Satan. His motto is: "I will," so Papacy set the earth as the centre of universe. Whosoever challenged it are burnt at stake. State similarly said 'I will' and the reign of terror following it shed blood through the streets of France. Reason invented Guillotine. The same Reason also serves as the basket collecting carcases of human institutions, each built up on its skewed world view.
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    How Do We approach the Bible? (2 of 2)

    "But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy."(1 Pe.1:15-16). We are called inhis Son, not of ourselves. "Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."(Ro.8:30). In short He called us to be part of the body where Christ as the head is the firstborn of all creation. Same DNA of faith makes us the double for Christ

    Without doing the will what did Jonah taking passage to Tarsis did? Literal approach skips much of his deity so ecumenism presents another Gospel and another Christ.

    We have not learned the word of God thus. "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." (2 Co.4:6) This glory is not static. " Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty./ But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord."(2 Co.3:17-18)

    This pro-Israel activism is nothing short of wrong reading of the word of God. Their literal approach makes literal Jerusalem loom large. New Jerusalem is the destination for those who live as pilgrims and sojourners while in body. Their faith indeed grows even as that of Abraham. "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof." (Re.21:23)

    St Paul writes how the Spirit helps us with our prayers.(Ro.8:27-28) The same holds true with dictating what transpired between parties where the Spirit is setting down precisely the truth, ("Thy word is truth"). For example Jonah praying from the belly of the fish only the Spirit could do justice. So faith is essential .
  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    How do we approach the Bible? (1 of 2)

    "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."(John4:24)

    All scripture is God breathed so the word gone forth from his mouth and written down must be the basis for worship. So knowing what is His will and doing it must be considered as the only way acceptable to Him. "And the knowledge of the holy is understanding."(Pr.9:10-12)

    So in understanding knowledge thus acquired must be helpful in worshipping him in truth and in Spirit. In Charismatic worship one find plenty of happy clappy worshippers, which is well and good. David did to the much displeasure of his Michal; so did Saul when he came upon school of prophets. But that did not help his case since he had no understanding what his holiness meant. David on the other hand was a man after his own, meaning that his life was the double for his Son. In short worshiping God is with understanding why we all were called before the worlds began.

    God's calling is consistent. Some are called to be prophets to which the name Jeremiah is pre-eminent. (Je.1:5) Some are called to be helps, teachers etc., The Bible being god-breathed it bears names of holy men crediting them as authors, more accurate would be to call them as having taken dictation from the Holy Spirit. Conversations quote unquote therefore owe their truth to the Spirit.

    St Paul writes as to how the Spirit helps us with our prayers.(Ro.8:27-28) The same holds true with dictating what transpired between parties where the Spirit is setting down precisely the truth, ("Thy word is truth"). For example Jonah praying from the belly of the fish only the Spirit could do justice. So faith is essential in order to understand how several parts in the God document relate to one another. Literal approach will not be of much help.
  • Scott4Him - 8 months ago
    What does the bible say about infants and small children being baptised, I cant find any thing??

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