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Matthew 2 KJV Bible discussions
  • Coming Together As People of America - in Reply
    Miracles happen every day. There are many prophesies about Israel coming on the scene almost every day. Read the Book of Daniel and minor prophets books.

    Put the verse in Google; put a comma and type COMMENTARIES, Bible

    I choose the ones with Bible in their link (BibleHub, Bible ref, and others)

    Reading them opens up the scriptures.

    Compare Matthew 24 and Luke 21, to disaster websites on YouTube: the Two Preachers, Angry Earth. Seeing the truth happening every day is an eye opener.

    What's happening in the USA is on the level with a lot of prophesy. Half of the USA is in serious drought. 5 states out west are trying to figure out how to divide water up amongst them. They need water for electric.

    What few have thought of; no rain, no water, NO CROPS! The food shortages will go on until this nation cries out to God every day for rain. The book of JOB says that God owns the storehouses of rain, snow and hail. Let's look that up, ok? I pray every day for rain, for cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, everything we eat. I hope a lot more people will join in, asking for rain to fall upon us.

    If MY PEOPLE who are called by my name will humble themselves, pray and seek My FaceTHEN will I hear them

    We need to pray and fast; make it a habit.

    Fast from food, tv, social media, video games, the usual stuff. I don't watch tv at all. I watch videos on youtube to stay on top of disasters, thought leaders meetings, UN statements, right now many places in China are underwater. Africa has drought & most peoples livestock has died. South Americans are coming to USA because they've endured a year of flooding. No homes no jobs, it's all washed away.

    If we care about this nation, no offense intended, we need to unite in one party color to get our VOICE as a nation, back.We don't have to be going through this. We have resources. I have 3 words: Reregister your party at the post office. The times of us against them, is over. They don't listen to us anyway.
  • Streetpreacher - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 4
    There are signs given that precede Jesus's Return: Matthew 24, Luke 21. They are described as being like a woman's labor pains: mild at first, violent at transition.

    Another sign: the Abomination of Desolation.

    Read Matthew 25:15

    Mark 13:14

    Revelation 21:27

    Another: Israel will be surrounded by their enemies.

    Many of these signs are happening now. Now is the time to evangelize loved ones and others.
  • Giannis - in Reply on Acts 2
    Matthew 28:19-29

    "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

    Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
  • T. Levis - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 4
    It doesn't.

    Please read: Matthew 24, Matthew 7, Matthew 25:31-46,

    Hopefully these are helpful, please read the Bible & study, so no-one can lead you astray.
  • Alex N - in Reply
    Hiya Streetpreacher GBU ....Lemme give ya my thoughts on the bloodline of Christ Jesus....1 thing for sure is all men carried the spot and the stain of Adam ( the curse of Adam ) ...And there was none righteousness no not one...Thus the lamb of God cd not be defiled by this horrible Curse...The lamb of God had to be perfect wihout any stain or spot of man said Isaiah ...Thats y it had to be a Virgin birth..GOD didn't want any man having anything to do with it....It was the Lords doing as David said.

    ....There are several scriptures that say Christ was of the seed of David according to the flesh ( Mary ) the tribe of Judah ...But a womans placenta does not allow for the blood of the fetus and to be mingled with its mothers blood...During gestation the fetus makes its own blood true story....Thats y Jesus was saying you are from beneath but i am from above.. you are of this world but i am not of this world....But God needed a spotless lamb to dedicate his New COVENANT on Calvary..And this lamb was perfect not coming from the tribe of Judah as some thought...In order for Jesus to be of the tribe of Judah someman from the tribe of Judah wd have to impregnated MARY....But Mary was impregnated by God himself, BY THE SEED of God which is the word of God...Jesus was the living Word made flesh and blood.

    .....Jesus asked the Pharisees what think ye of Christ whose son is he...Who is his posterity from.. they replied of Davids seed then Jesus answered if David calls him LORD IN THE SPIRIT how can he be Davids Seed...I.E. IF Davids lord was heavenly how can he be of an earthly seed ( Davids seed )...How can he be of the tribe of Judah ? or from the seed of any man that carries the curse of Adam...Its just as Jesus said he was from the heavens and will go back to heaven the Kingdom of God.

    ..... Matthew 22 : 42 kjv

    ..... John 16 : 28 kjv

    ......Back later
  • Richard H Priday - in Reply
    A hotly contested verse; but the alternate explanation needs to be given of the Transfiguration when 3 disciples saw Christ and 2 saints in a glorified state. This could have been literally a time travel into the future; it certainly revealed Christ in a different manner. Since these scriptures immediately come after this account that is the most likely explanation.

    Another thing not mentioned is those O.T. saints that came out of their graves at the Resurrection. They would have seen Christ after Resurrected but not necessarily as He would return in His glory as the first example also seems to be lacking.

    The events of AD 70 are argued by FULL Preterists as indicating the fulfillment of that prophecy in His generation. There are too many other clear scriptures that invalidate this; not the least of which are in John's account in Revelation. In AD 70 there were said to be many supernatural manifestations including that of visions of God and His glory. Still He didn't return physically back to earth at that time.

    We could also examine us as believers that have gone from death to life spiritually. ( 1 John 3:14). Our spirit man will be present with the Lord after we die so we in a sense will still be alive (as Moses and Elijah were taking with Christ-Elijah of course was translated and never died physically). Of course we will not die once He comes back either; a lot depends on what "tasting death" means. Since the verse says "some of you" it clearly does not indicate the final fulfillment when every eye shall see Him.

    If only the disciples heard it being said then the Transfiguration is a likely explanation; the cloud imagery could in some way relate to His second coming.

    Ultimately this is a tough verse; but as with anything else we cannot let it stand alone. We cannot accept that Christ has physically returned to earth yet; or those who think He has returned in some mystical way. ( Matthew 24:26-etc). There is no mistaking that event.
  • Doug - in Reply
    Considering the context it could be referring to those who think they are one of Christ's (alive),but only realize they spiritually dead when Christ returns. Other scriptures to support this thought. Matthew 7:22,23 "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity". Matthew 25:11,12 "Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not". In both scriptures they thought he was their Lord. Interesting that one of the verses he said he "never knew them". It wasn't that they knew him and then fell away.
  • Adam - in Reply on Luke 9
    Hi Dora,

    Good question. I can offer an opinion on this topic.

    I think it means that when Jesus returns or otherwise at the end of the world those who are alive will not taste death, because they're still alive and haven't died yet, and then the Christ followers will see the kingdom of God.

    The phrase some standing here could mean people in the future may be standing in that same spot when Jesus returns. I saw that the basic English Bible interprets it as some who were standing there with Jesus (back then) wouldn't die before they see the kingdom of God. I think the former interpretation makes more sense.

    There's a similar verse 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 that refers to the dead as those asleep. It says the dead in Christ will rise first, then those who are alive will then be caught up in the air with Jesus. Some call this event a rapture.

    Matthew 24:36-42 is another passage describing these end time events. God bless...
  • T Levis - in Reply on Acts 13
    I've understood it to be similar to Simon called Peter: Matthew 4:18, Matthew 10:2, different than Acts 8:9, & Luke, Acts 10:18, Acts 13:1, Acts 13:9, Acts 14:2, notice in Acts, the same book, there are multiple names referenced even a wind, Acts 27:14, Acts 27:8, Hebrews 11:18,

    Matthew 1:6 Jesus called Christ, John 4:25, Luke 6:15, John 1:42, John 11:16, not Colossians 4:11,

    Romans 2:17, Romans 7:3, same supposed writer as Acts , also Romans 9:26

    Matthew 26:14, Luke 23:33, John 19:13, John 19:17, Acts 6:9, Revelation 11:8,

    Revelation 12:9,

    Luke 2:4, Luke 8:2, John 21:2, different than Acts 9:11,

    Acts 1:23, Acts 9:36,

    Colossians 3:15, 1John 3:1,

    Hopefully these are all helpful in your study
  • Daniel - in Reply
    Amen Juarez. The problem is, many in the modern church haven't read Daniel or about Bible prophesy well. The "no rapture" or "the rapture is simply the 2nd coming" even replacement theology which is like a plague in this discussion all come from heretic doctrines.

    One of the strongest proofs of a Pretribulation Rapture is the event of the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet in Daniel 9:27 and then again by the Jesus Himself in Matthew 25:15. This is the event when the Antichrist will claim to be god from the temple in Jerusalem, and demand that the world worship him or be killed. From this blasphemous event, it will be exactly 3 1/2 years until the Lord's SECOND COMING ( 2nd Thessalonians 2:4).

    Since the Bible plainly states that no man knows WHEN the Rapture will occur ( Matthew 25:13), we must conclude that it will be a Pretribulation Rapture, because we DO KNOW it will be exactly 3 1/2 years between the abomination of desolation and the SECOND COMING.

    1st Thessalonians 4:14-18, "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words."

    All Christians will be removed from the earth at the Rapture. However, the Bible teaches that sinners will be saved after the Rapture, during the Tribulation Period ( Revelation 7:14). We read in the Book of Revelation that the Beast will make war against the saints ( Revelation 13:7). These will be people saved during the 7-year Tribulation.
  • T. Levis - in Reply

    Another comment : Notice, Jesus was speaking to people who called themselves son's of Abraham, putting themselves as heirs to salvation. Genesis 22:18, Luke 16:14, in Luke 16:24-25, then Luke 16:27-31, there's many things Jesus is saying here. He's pointing out Salvation isn't sealed in birthright.

    Nor those who think because they should be allowed in but live cruelly towards others: Matthew 25:31-46, Matthew 7,

    He's also pointing to his own resurrection. Luke 16:31, & prophecying their denial of him even after that prophecy is fulfilled.

    Notice also: John 3:12, Isaiah 55:9,

    Hopefully these are also helpful
  • T. Levis - in Reply
    Hi Lynne,

    There have been many discussions about this. People differ in opinion. James 1:5, I ask you pray for wisdom & discernment of truth.

    Why do you ask, this question like this?

    1st we have Luke 16,

    Then we have Paradise mentioned 3 times, in: Luke 23:39-46, 2Corinthians 12:2-4, Revelation 2:7,

    Out of the Grave: Ezekiel 37:12,13, Matthew 27:52,53, John 5:28,

    Judgement : Matthew 25:31-46, Matthew 7, Romans 14:12, 1Peter 4:1-5, Matthew 12:36,

    Jesus being the 1st born: Romans 8:29-39,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • T. Levis - in Reply
    The saints do suffer tribulation

    Please read Matthew 24, & Mark 13, Jesus' words : Matthew 24:4 "And Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed that no man deceive you" ._.._.._.. Matthew 24:7-9, "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilence, and earthquakes, in diverse places.

    All these are the beginning of sorrows.

    Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my names sake." ._..

    Matthew 24:13 "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." ._.._

    Matthew 24:21-22 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be."

    And except those days should be shortened, there shall no flesh saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." ._._._.

    Matthew 24:29-30 "immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken:

    And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."

    Also repeated in Mark 13,

    Deuteronomy 4:30

    Matthew 13:20-21

    John 16:33

    Acts 14:22

    1Thessalonians 3:4,

    Hopefully these are helpful in you study of the Word
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Matthew 24, Mark 13,

    Hopefully these are helpful too
  • Richard H Priday - in Reply
    There appear to be multiple layers to this story. The "waiting to be delivered" as stated in the other comment could be the birth pangs so to speak of the nation of Israel during the Tribulation. Of course there was a literal persecution during the time of Christ where the leader attempted to wipe out all children two years and under ( Jeremiah 31:15; and Matthew 2). The manchild being dtaken to heaven could represent Christ; but also the raptured church according to some theories. The "remnant of her seed" ( Rev. 12:17) could be the rest of the believers in Israel; and perhaps others during the Tribulation who are preserved physically.

    Ultimately; even with most dying on earth a remnant survive in hiding during the Tribulation to make it into the Millennium dispensation. In all these cases the dragon aka Satan is working behind the scenes attempting to wipe out the physical seed of Israel; totally destroy their land and heritage and to usurp authority and worship to himself. In one sense; we are all part of the Body of Christ; or ijn some sense Godly offspring originating from Christ who is our head ( Ephesians 1).
  • T Levis - in Reply
    Daniel 8, Daniel 11, & Revelation,

    In your study maybe include: Daniel 12, continuing from Daniel 11.

    Also : Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 17:20-37, Luke 18:8, Matthew 25:31-46, Matthew 7, John 16:33, 1Thessalonians, 2Thessalonians, Zephaniah 1:14,15, Ezekiel 30:3, Amos 5:18-20, 2Timothy 3,

    Isaiah 24,

    Daniel 7, encouraging= Daniel 7:25-26,

    Hopefully these are helpful in your study & discussion
  • Pray for the Anointing of the Holy Spirit_Streetpreacher - in Reply
    Pam, Whom God anoints; He appoints. He will accomplish His Word.

    King David was a shepherd. Samuel anointed David King over Israel. It was YEARS before He made it to Jerusalem.

    We have this same issue come up frequently. A preacher friend Iverna Tompkins ministers to Churches. Generally meetings with women. Sometimes the Pastor requests men or women to attend as a mixed group.

    If you listen to a couple of her videos on Youtube__the message she delivers (the Word) is anointed. Everyone is blessed who attends.

    On the Day of Pentecost in the Upper Room, IT WAS A MIXED CROWD. All of them received the Baptism of the HOLY SPIRIT. The room spilled out in the streets! Everyone heard the message (gift of tongues) in their own language. All 3 Mary's were there: His mother, Lazarus's sister Mary and Mary Magdalene.

    The Holy Spirit came as a rushing wind, doors and windows blew open, and the fire of tongues fell on all those who were there. And everyone was experiencing the gift of tongues, they were prophesying and proclaiming Jesus as Messiah, King of Kings, Lord of Lords with all their strength.

    People outside heard the sounds and rushed to see what was happening and they too heard their own language!

    Jesus meant it to be this way THEN AND NOW. We are so cultured and PC you rarely see the gifts of the Holy Spirit in a church service. I've been in churches that allow the Holy Spirit to Come and Fall on us. He did. I walked towards the stage and the Power of the Holy Spirit was so strong, we all fell into a kneeling position. 2/3 of the church got touched or healed. The oil of joy poured on us and all the pressures of life and depression were lifted off.

    Men or women are all able to pray ISAIAH 61 or Luke 4:18. We are all called to GO YE INTO ALL OF OUR WORLD and work in the Harvest. Do you hear that call?

    Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you and anoint your message.

    Receive the joy and fill your lamps with oil.

    Matthew 25:12, John 9:35-38.
  • D W L
    Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay (tithe) of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. (also Luke 11:42)

    Mild Bill - (Jesus said these ye ought to have done, pay tithe. and not to leave the other undone.) When Jesus says something we ought to do it, it is not an option.
  • T. Levis - in Reply
    Hanna Fowler,

    Sometimes we have to find out who we are not, & who we don't want to be, before we find out who we are. I've told several people at times before testings & temptation we can say "I'd never" but as Peter under the real pressure gave in, we really don't know how we handle trial & temptation until testing. (We're to pray that God deliver us & lead us not into temptation ' Matthew 6,) Luke 22:31-34, Luke 22:40-62, Matthew 26:75, John 21:17, later Peter became a bold preacher read all the book of Acts to see Peter's boldness afterward. Here's a few: Acts 2:38-47, Acts 2:14, this is in the Bible for those of us who need this encouragement. Also this scripture : Luke 7:47, in context Luke 7:37-50,

    Here are a few more: Mark 1:15, Acts 2:38, John 3:15-16, Acts 3:19, Romans 3:22-25,

    Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

    Ephesians 5,

    Ephesians 5:8 "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord: walk as children of the light."

    Matthew 7, Matthew 25:31-46, 2Corinthians 1:4,

    Hopefully these are all helpful
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Genesis 3
    Genesis 3,

    The fruit was of the "tree of the knowledge of good & evil"

    Genesis 2:9 " And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil"

    Genesis 2:15-17, Genesis 3:22

    It is symbolic, spiritual & seemingly literal. If it were an apple tree, or fig I believe it would have said. See Matthew 21:19, Genesis 1:11,

    Knowledge of good and evil, yet GOD's Word says the things of evil, we shouldn't learn. Genesis 6:5, Genesis 48:16, Exodus 32:2, Numbers 13 -14, Deuteronomy 1:39, (in context Deuteronomy 1:20-40 ) Hebrews 10:22, James 1:13-27,

    Romans 16:19-20

    James 1:5,

    Hopefully these are all helpful
  • Matthew
    Matthew 27.42... He saved others; himself he cannot save ...

    43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him : for he said I am the Son of God .

    46 Jesus cried with a loud voice, My God , My God why hast thou forsaken me ?

    Yes we know God did deliver Jesus 3 days later . Amen !
  • Richard H Priday - in Reply
    Normally; after 12 comments some with great insight and spiritual depth I wouldn't attempt a response or deem it necessary.

    There is; what I would call a "Corinthians" problem here. It is an inconvenient truth that according to passages there; some have "fallen asleep" not taking communion worthily; and others had been involved in gluttony; sexual immorality (even described as worse than pagans) and all sorts of other problems. There are other verses that describe some at the Bema Seat who have wood; hay and stubble burned up and are saved as through the fire; suffering loss (i.e. spiritual rewards). An important concept here is that God "chastises everyone he loves." ( Heb. 12:6). Such a fate could also be implied with God wiping out Ananias and Sapphira after they lied about their gift to God. If one's sin can cause premature death as the ultimate in chastisement (delivering the body to Satan so that the soul can be saved) ( 1 Cor. 5:5) then we need to be careful interpreting this parable.

    We can; for instance look at "foolish virgins" being the left behind at the Rapture; but then if we interpret the end of the parable as "I never knew you" then we have a problem. It could possibly be interpreted as "I know you not." That brings up whether our garments are spotted and if the Rapture is a reward or salvation issue. It also can be looked as an analogy based on the Wedding guests in Biblical times; or possibly analagous to the 2nd Coming.

    This; of course by no means takes away from the explanation that many aren't paying attention to the light flickering out. To buy the oil is strange; it could very well refer to the high cost of martyrdom in order to bear fruit in the height of the Tribulation the only way possible at that time. The outer darkness or as other scripture states the "portion with the hypocrites" ( Matthew 24:51) certainly could indicate being in the Tribulation and cut off from the rest of the Body of Christ. One can't lose salvation
  • Richard H Priday - in Reply
    The earlier comment would be true in regard of course to the two witnesses who the whole world sees dying and being resurrected. It is fairly clear that even in hades in the past communication existed between individuals (Lazarus and the rich man); and such events are also seen in the Transfiguration and indeed throughout Revelation where the saints of God are asking "how long" when still in a spirit form under the altar. There is also some time element here; eventually even those in hell will all come out of their graves for the "Great White Throne Judgment" and the saints of God of course are Raptured/Resurrected before that. (although some eschatologies think it happens all at once at that time).

    We could; of course look to many "near death" and death documentaries. We can't validate the theological aspects of all types of experiences as true but there is a rather uniform description of having vision of all things around them (360 degree aspect) in many accounts. Physically; of course those who are still physically alive at His return will see Him come (as lightning goes from the east to the west). ( Matthew 24:27). We also have Hebrews 9:27; as well as other verses showing that we all stand before God immediately after death ( 2 Cor. 5:6 also). We have all tribes mourning when He comes back to earth ( Zechariah 12:12).

    There seem to be some verses saying that places that have neither heard of his fame or seen His glory ( Isaiah 66:20) will do so and that implies during the Millennial reign (according to my eschatological view). So there may be a process until all see Him at least those still alive physically when He comes. Nonetheless; God is beyond time and sees all things in that perspective.

    (Also God created all the physical aspects of creation so certainly rules over it and can supercede things as all the miracles TRULY of God attest).

    Hope this helps. Agape. Rich P.
  • Richard H Priday - in Reply on Psalms 55
    We need to keep in mind that even the elect would be decieved IF IT WERE POSSIBLE ( Matthew 24:24). God knows who are His own ( 2 Tim. 2:19). Man may make a determination who is a "saint"; although even the paltry hundreds the Catholic church honors are at times cherry picked to be "desainted".

    We need to look carefully at such passages as the parable of the sower and the seeds. It gives us understanding that only those who persevere unto the end ( Matthew 24:13 near the other verse I quoted earlier) will be saved. What I hadn't considered until more recently is the reality that ALL (wheat and tares) start off in the same position; there is an immediate response to the gospel; then trials of this life along with temptations. His children ultimately will endure until fruit is produced; the tares will not.

    It is sobering to know that even now true believers have 1 Cor 10:13 to stand on. The tares are unaware of their own true state. They may ascribe privledge as an advantage to following Christ as Lot's wife or Judas Iscariot illustrates. There are all sorts of reasons (personal pride; social status; self righteousness) that motivate some to continue to attend church and fellowship when their hearts are not truly in it.

    A sobering passage to further verify that there is no hope for those tares is in Revelation 13:8. Satan is the god of this world and not only are all in sin and enemies of God without the cross; but if left behind will take the mark of the Beast. And that will be AFTER worshipping his image. Those who are forced to take the mark or die and refuse will be the Tribulation saints.

    These verses also show us that even now we need to proclaim boldly the truth of Christ ( Matthew 10:32). Only God can give us this strength; a bitter lesson Peter had to learn in scripture.

    These are dark days; and often those who call themselves believers are the most difficult to be around. May you continue to shine forth as salt and light.
  • Adam - in Reply
    John 1:1

    1 John 5:7-8

    Genesis 1:26

    Genesis 11:6-7

    John 10:30

    John 8:19

    Philippians 2:5-8

    2 Corinthians 5:19

    John 1:3

    Matthew 28:19

    1 Peter 1:2

    2 Corinthians 13:14

    Deuteronomy 6:4

    John 14:10

    John 20:28

    1 John 2:22-24

    Matthew 1:23-25

    Colossians 2:9

    Acts 17:29

    Romans 1:20

    Isaiah 7:14

    Hebrews 1:8

    Isaiah 44:6
  • Ronald Whittemore - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5

    Eternal life is only by the grace of God the Father given through the life death, and resurrection of God's only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. We only have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, we are justified by faith without the deeds of the law, but by faith and obedience of the only begotten Son, as He was obedient to the Father Hebrews 5:5-9 Matthew 26:38-42

    Romans 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

    Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

    When I was young growing up many many years ago, I loved my Dad who has been gone many years now. I knew if I did wrong I would have to face my Dad. Was my fear the punishment I would receive, when I was real young maybe, but later the admiration and love I had for him I feared letting him down, the source of security and love he gave me. We should have a sense of awe and respect for the majesty of God the Father.

    In Proverbs 1:7 are we being obedient? Is fear being scared? No! We have His promise, He will never leave us or forsake us, Hebrews 13:5. But with the knowledge that God can be frightening it should give us motivation as sinners to say no to the temptations and riches of this world, for our faith and hope is in the next world to be with our God the Father and Jesus our Lord.

    Colossians 3:12-14 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

    Obedience, not our righteousness which is of the law, but Gods righteousness, a gift through faith in Jesus Christ.

    God bless,

  • T. Levis - in Reply
    Sons of GOD : Genesis 6:2, Job 1:6, Job 2:1, Job 38:7, Revelation 12:10, John 1:12 "But as many as receive him, to them gave he power to become the sons of GOD, even to them that believe on his name:"

    Romans 8:14 "For as many as are led by the Spirit of GOD, they are the sons of GOD."

    Philippians 2:15 "That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of GOD, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world."

    1John 3:1 "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of GOD: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not."

    Matthew 5:16, Luke 8:19, Matthew 23:9, John 20:17, John 4:23, John 16:28, Matthew 6:7-34 did you notice how many times GOD is referenced as "our, your Father " in that portion of chapter 6? Matthew 7:11,

    Mark 3:33-35,

    1John 3, Romans 8:29,

    Contrast = John 8:41-47, 1John 2:23, Matthew 3:9

    Hopefully these are all helpful in your study
  • Jesse - in Reply

    I think the oil would probably represent our readiness. I do not say this because the bible teaches it. It is just my guess. In the Parable of the Ten Virgins ( Matthew 25:1-13), it tells us that only five of the ten were prepared and ready. Verse 1 tells us that they all took their lamps to meet the bridegroom, but five of them took no oil.

    A lamp in those days was a torch. It was a stick with cloth wrapped around it. They would soak the cloth in oil and they would light it, and they would bring an extra bottle of oil along to keep it lit. There were 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. So they are taking their station along the route. Five had oil and five did not.

    Verse 10 is the key to this entire parable. They were ready, and they went in. And after they went in, the door was shut. Then the moral of the story would be in Verse 13: Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

    In Verse 12, when the master of the feast inside the door says I know you not, it is the same thing Jesus said in Matthew 7:23. He says "In that day many people are going to come to me and say, Lord, Lord, have we not done many things in your name? Cast out demons, premiered many miracles." And Jesus says, in that day I will say I never knew you.

    As far as our readiness and our lamps burning, if we belong to Christ, our lamps will always be burning. Jesus Christ is our light. We are always ready because the light of Christ is always in us.

    Hope this helps!
  • Fred - in Reply
    Linda, Matthew 28 will clarify that you are incorrect. Perhaps you could clarify what you mean by title? Titles are what we give those in authority, this then is correct to say that God the Father God the Son , God the Holy Spirit do have all the authority. All authority in heaven and earth.
  • Commentary on Your Scripture - in Reply on Matthew 24:5
    Commentary for Matthew

    Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:5

    Many shall come in my name - First, false Christs, next, false prophets, Mt 24:11. At length, both together, Mt 24:24. And indeed never did so many impostors appear in the world as a few years before the destruction of Jerusalem; undoubtedly because that was the time wherein the Jews in general expected the Messiah.

    People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:5

    Come in my name. As the Messiah. We learn from Josephus that enthusiasts did come about the time of the end of Jerusalem, claiming to be sent of God. Bar-cocheba, "the son of the star", appeared in A.D. 120. From time to time other deceivers have appeared.

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