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Matthew 26 KJV Bible discussions
 
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 9
    Thank you David. May I refer you to a few OT & NT Scriptures: Exodus 33:7; Proverbs 1:20; Ezekiel 41:17. And Matthew 12:46,47; Matthew 26:69; Hebrews 13:13. These show the intended meaning of 'without' as seen & understood in Genesis 9:22.

    But if you still believe that Genesis 9:22 is incomplete, I would be very interested, like Adam, to know where you learned this & the relevant references so we can research this as you have done. In anticipation I remain.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 27
    Hello Debra. Your questions are the very ones that have troubled folk over the ages. There can be no easy or comforting answers to give, but that all things, even our lives, are in the Hands of the One Who made us. Yes, we can go through our lives on Earth never bothering to talk to our Heavenly Father or feeling resigned, thinking, "why bother, He never listens or won't do what we ask, He just does His Own Will". But that would be a misunderstanding about the Mind & Ways of God & our relationship to Him.

    Even as a child comes to his earthly Father for requests, his Father has it in is his power to give or refuse, for his own reasons. The child may even know that the thing requested is not in his Father's desire to give him, but he might still ask, hoping. The Lord Jesus, in His Humanity & in the moments leading up to His crucifixion, prayed to the Father, "O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt" ( Matthew 26:39). Didn't Jesus know His Father's Will & Plan for Him & for the salvation of those who would believe? Jesus certainly did, yet He prayed, 'if it were at all possible, spare Me this agony'. Could Jesus really have expected His Father to say, "Yes, My Son, I will try another course of action?" Jesus knew His Father's Will & his suffering & death were inescapable, yet we see the Human side of Jesus' cry.

    And that is how we pray to our Heavenly Father - as a yearning, maybe desperate child of God, seeking help, healing or restoration. Sometimes the answer comes in our favour - sometimes not. Is it then worth praying? Yes, we must, because we come to our Father. And we must be prepared to accept His Will, even not knowing the reasons. Many Christians have lost their lives from Covid, including a very godly Uncle of mine. Yes, death is inevitable, but our hearts must continue to look to & wait upon our Heavenly Father, without reserve or anger.

    May you both know the comfort of God's Holy Spirit.
  • Ronald L Whittemore - in Reply on John 1
    Chris,

    If I may ask a question, I respect your knowledge of scripture. Jesus is the Son of God the beginning of creation, He is the first and the last, and His name is above all other names that are named and through Him, all was created. After His resurrection, God placed Him above all, until He puts every enemy under His feet, and we know that is death, ( 1 Corinthians 15:25-28).

    We do see in ( Romans 8:3) He was sent in the likeness of sinful flesh, but there was not any sin in Him as was the first Adam when God formed him. The way many use the word Godhead, which is the same Greek words for divine, divinity, and divine being, gives the impression that Jesus could not sin. If Jesus was unable to sin what did He defeat? ( Hebrews 2:14-19)

    The covenant had to be fulfilled in the flesh that was capable of sinning to be able to break the curse of sin. Jesus coming and what He suffered for us was the will of the Father. We even see in ( Matthew 26:39-44) and ( Luke 22:41-44) being in agony asking the Father if there is another way, but not the Sons' will but the Fathers.

    Can't we know and accept the divinity of Jesus, as the Son of God, His name above all names, Him (Jesus) who now holds the authority overall, by God placing Him above all, Jesus is Almighty, ( Revelation 1:8), without saying He is God, which is called a mystery and confuses many? What I see and hear from scripture, there is God the Father, the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, all are one in the will of the Father, and we as the servants of Christ, and through Jesus, we do the will of the Father and are one with the Father. Am I wrong?

    I do not want to cause strife, this is just a seriously honest question asked out of love.

    RLW
  • D W L on John 14
    John 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for (my Father is greater than I).

    Matthew 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless (not as I will, but as thou wilt).

    John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but (the will of the Father which hath sent me).
  • Ronald L Whittemore - in Reply
    Hi Dianne,

    First, Jesus rose before sun rise on the first day of the week (Sunday), on the Feast of First Fruits, one of the feasts they were required to come to Jerusalem. Jesus fulfilled it, being the First Fruits of those who slept. Whatever day Jesus was crucified does not change what He endured and what He did was for us.

    There are five days covered in scripture from the day Jesus rode in to Jerusalem till He was crucified, starting ( Matthew 22:12) ( Mark 11) ( Luke 19) John covers it differently ( John 12:12-50). This will rule out Wednesday because that would put Jesus' riding in on a Sabbath, he could not ride the colt/donkey, it would break the Sabbath law.

    In (John12:1-8) it is six days before Passover, some say He traveled from Jericho so it could not be on a Sabbath but ( Luke 19) He went up to Jerusalem but then says it came to pass, so He could have been close to Bethany before the Sabbath. ( John 12:12-16) the next day Jesus rides into Jerusalem. So, if Jesus rode in on the first day, my choice, what is called Palm Sunday, gives you Thursday or if He rides in on the second day, Monday, gives you Friday.

    Things to consider;

    The third day, or the third day from? Three days and three nights? Days start and end at sunset. What preparation day, the Passover day or Friday? Passover is the 14 th of Nisan, a preparation day, one day separate from the feast 15 th - 21 st, People then and now consider it an eight-day feast and calling it the feast of Passover or the feast of unleavened bread, it is two separate things.



    You see in ( John 13:1) ( Luke 22:1) ( Matthew 26:17) and in ( Mark 14:12) the first day of unleavened bread when they kill the Passover. They kill the Passover on the 14 th same day Jesus was crucified, not during the feast of unleavened bread, that started the 15 th. We have to look close with eyes wide open.

    This is not enough to rightfully cover. I hope this is enough for studying, and not just enough to confuse.

    RLW
  • Jethrodoromalyahoocom
    WHO IS JESUS? PLEASE STUDY YOUR SCRIPTURE: Revelation 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. AND VERSE 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: AND AGAIN IN REVELATION 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. ----BUT IN ISAIAH 44:"Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God." AND AGAIN ISAIAH 48:12Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.---WHY HE IS THE FIRST? BECAUSE HE IS THE BEGINNING OF ALL: GENESIS 1:1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. AND HE IS THE LAST: ECCLESIASTES 12:7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.--- AND AGAIN IN MATTHEW 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. AND ALSO IN ( MARK 14:24; LUKE 22:20; AND IN 1 CORINTHIANS 11:25) ALL OF THESE VERSES DECLARED ABOUT THE NEW COVENANT. BUT THE COVENANT IS EVERLASTING IN EXODUS 31:16"Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant." AND AGAIN IN LEVITICUS 24:8Every sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.---THERE IS A CONTINUATION (NEXT COMMENT)
  • Jesus Breathed on his disciples before Pentecost - in Reply on John 20
    John 20

    21Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

    22And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

    23Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

    Breath is often a picture of the Spirit (in fact, the Hebrew word for Spirit is also the word for breath), so Jesus"breathed"on the men while He was standing with them in His physical presenceto indicate what He was preparing to do later by theSpirit.Therefore, Jesus was not imparting theSpirit tothem in John 20 in any real sense. He was promising to do so later at Pentecost.

    We can be anointed for tasks unto the Lord. As in Matthew 26:37-46. The Body of Christ is Jesus's feet, his hands, his mouth, his Words. His heat is MERCY.

    I oft compare evangelizing to swimming. It's almost 4th of July :) Some people walk in up to their ankles, not sure they have Jesus with them. Some get in up to the knees boldly, but don't want to get their clothes wet. Then people like me, jump in the deep, get soaked and splash Jesus on everybody. When He anoints you, He's working through you. If you remember how you came to believe; you know enough to tell someone else.
  • The Ministry of Angels to believers
    Psalms 104:4

    Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

    Luke 4:10

    For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

    Matthew 26:53

    Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

    Hebrews 13:2

    Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

    Luke 4:10

    For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

    Psalms 91:11

    For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

    Job 34:16

    If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.

    Acts 27:23 - For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, Psalms 91:1-16 - He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (Read More...)

    2 Kings 6:17

    And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

    Mishael=they were angels.

    If you need assistance, healing or protection; pray directly to God, in Jesus name, and ask God for angelic help through the trial. We cannot order the angels ourselves, nor can we worship them ever.

    *they hearken to the spoken word of God; they enjoy praise and worship music and singing to the Lord.

    If your home is dark with spiritual warfare? this is how to shine in the light of Gods love.

    Has anyone else had experience with the ministry of angels in the believers life?

    I had one save my life actually more than once.

    Praise God!
  • Ronald L Whittemore - in Reply
    Hey Wesley

    The 1000 Year Kingdom will be on the earth, not in heaven, ( Revelation 11:15) It will be a time when Lord Jesus and those chosen to rule the nations with an iron rod ( Revelation 5:10). We know from ( Revelation 20:7-10), nations after the 1000 years.

    The thousand-year reign of Jesus, will be after the great tribulation of Satan, the beast and the false prophet. The second coming of Jesus with the army of angels, ( Matthew 24: 29-31) ( Mark 13: 24-27) the first resurrected saints that meet Jesus in the air, ( 1 Thessalonians 4:17) Jesus' feet land on Mount of Olives ( Zechariah 14:4)



    The beast and the false prophet are cast into the lake of fire and the ten king's armies of the beast that came up on Jerusalem to battle are destroyed. ( Revelation 19:11-21) and Satan is chained and put in the bottomless pit.

    Then the judgment seat of Christ for those that have been chosen to reign with Him in this Millennium Kingdom. ( Revelation 20: 4-6) People will live and die during this time. and when it is over, Satan will be released and bring an army for one last battle and fire comes down and Satan is cast in the lake of fire. ( Revelation 20:7-10)

    White Throne Judgment of the rest of the dead. The goats and the sheep, "some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt", "they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation" Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. And then ( Revelation 21) The marriage and the marriage supper. Jesus said at the last supper ( Matthew 26:29) ( Mark 14:25) ( Luke 22:18) when it is new.

    The purpose of the thousand-year reign is to put this world in order and allow for the fulfillment of several promises God made with Israel, David and others.

    This is a brief view of what I see from my study, I am sure some, maybe you, will disagree and that's ok, may it cause study.

    RLW
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 6:25
    Customizer 2021,

    Verse 8 says be sober, be vigilant. It means to be sober-minded. Vigilant means be on guard. It's the same thing Jesus said to the disciples in Matthew 26:41 when He said can't you wait and watch with me? They kept falling asleep. Be sober thinking, be alert, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks around seeking whom he may devour:

    That's to Christians. The Jews would know that the term lion represented the enemy. Seven times in the Psalms David used the word lion as an example of his enemies. In Ezekiel 22:25, Ezekiel used the lion to describe the false prophets.

    So Satan takes on this ravaging lion that's going around seeking whom he may devour. This is where the attention of the mind comes in. He roams around and scouts. Job Chapters 1 and 2 tell us that Satan scouts God's people. The fact that he's roaming around is continuous.

    Every day, we're being scouted as to what it is that Satan can use to occupy the attention of our minds. He can't take our salvation away from us, but basically, his attitude is "Oh, the Lord saves you and now He wants to renew your mind? Well, I'll just keep you busy!"

    So he occupies the attention of our mind. We're too busy, too tired, and we got too much going on. When he devours, he devours mentally, not spiritually. He cannot devour me spiritually but he wants to occupy the attention of my mind.

    James says to resist. In James 4:7, he says to resist the devil, and he will flee from you. We don't have to fight him. He's already been defeated.

    In Ephesians 6:11, Paul says put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Stand against is the word resist. He's to be resisted.

    Verse 9: Whom resist stedfast, or solid in the faith, doing this, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished, or fulfilled in your brethren that are in the world. Every single brother and sister in Christ around the world is suffering or going through the same thing!
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Hosea 1
    Brother Earl,

    I very much enjoy reading your posts. Thank you kindly for your replies. It is a Blessing to be able to converse with you on things like this.

    First I will start by saying exactly what shall happen is all up to God, and His Will, as you know. In reality I don't believe any of us can perceive how deep the thoughts, and plans, of God truly are. One day when we return to Him, after our physical death, then we shall know things not known in earth. Ecclesiastes 12:7.

    As I'm still not positive if that you perceive ALL to be saved in the end but that's what I think.

    If it is God's will that all shall be saved then I'm all for that. For His Will shall be done and whatever that is is what I want also. Though I have so many Scriptures that pertain to things like "the unsaved being cast into eternal damnation, it being better that Judas Iscariot was not even born, things of Heaven(which I believe to be the Spiritual Kingdom of God), our names written in the book of Life, that not everyone's name shall be written in this book, etc." Also of things like you stated how the wisdom of God shall fill the earth. Habakkuk 2:14.

    I believe, from my aspect, that all have the choice and chance to be saved by God. His mercy and forgiveness is everlasting. No matter what we have done in our lives. Though it doesn't seem all choose that path or will be with the Lord for eternity. As even angels have sinned and turned against God.

    I will just post all the Scriptures I have that I see these things in. As no man taught me about the Lord. God lead me to Jesus Christ who saved me.

    About Judas Matthew 26:24.

    Not all making it to Heaven Matthew 7:21-23, Matthew 25:41, Matthew 25:46, Matthew 13:37-43, Matthew 13:47-50, Revelation 20:15, Revelation 21:7-8, Revelation 22:14-15, 2 Peter 2:1-9, 2 Peter 2:17,

    Heaven Matthew 25:31-34, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, Philippians 3:20-21, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 2 Timothy 4:18.

    2 Peter 1:20. May the Lord bring us closer together.

    God Bless.
  • Carleton on Colossians 1:15
    There were Christian believers from times past that left this confession of faith in 1632.

    "We also believe and confess that before His ascension, He instituted His New Testament, and, since it was to be and remain an eternal Testament, that, He confirmed and sealed the same with His precious blood, and gave and left it to His disciples, yea, charged them so highly with it, that neither angel nor man may alter it, nor add to it, nor take away from it; and that He has caused the same, as containing the whole counsel and will of His heavenly Father, as necessary for salvation, to be proclaimed in His name by His beloved apostles, messengers, and ministers- whom He called, chose, and sent into all the world for that purpose- among all peoples, nations, and tongues, and repentance and remission of sins to be preached and testified of; and that he accordingly has therein declared all men without distinction, who through faith, as obedient children, heed, follow, and practice what the same contains, to be His children, and lawful heirs; this excluding no one from the precious inheritance of eternal salvation, except for the un-believing, and disobedient, the stiff-necked and obdurate, who despise it, and incur this through their own sins, thus making themselves unworthy of eternal life." Jeremiah 31:31 Hebrews 9:15-17 Matthew 26:28 Galatians 1:8 1 Timothy 6:3

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  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Romans 12:21
    Hello,

    I feel to reply to your post and expand to what Carleton stated. In this wicked world we live in one of the most important questions we, those who follow Christ, can ask ourselves when a situation occurs is "what would Jesus Christ do"?

    It is right that the truth be spread and exposed. What is right and wrong. A big problem is the evil powers of this world own pretty much everything to do with mass communication. T.V., radio, internet, schools, etc and many people are brainwashed and deceived. Only a very small portion can be trusted to follow truth in whatever way. Although the devil mixes lies with truth to make it even harder for people to denote one from the other.

    As I have been following what has been going on with the powers that be in the world for probably the last decade. Violence and fighting physically accomplishes nothing but more violence and blood shed. What the evil one wants. People to destroy themselves, by dividing them in any way, for their gain.

    We, who follow Christ, are to live in peace. To turn the other cheek. To love and have mercy even on our enemies. Who I do not see as any other "person". It is the devil and the evil powers that be who control people in this world. That is what/who I hate. Not people. As I feel sorrow that they are being led to damnation. Hoping, and praying, one day in their lives they shall see the light and give themselves to the Lord. One more repentant sinner who has been saved.

    Here are a couple verses from the OT and NT for you. With Romans 12:21. Reading Romans 12:17-21 gives a better view. Fear not those who can destroy the body, but Him who can destroy both body and soul in Gehenna/Hell.

    Matthew 10:27-28.

    Ecclesiastes 5:8

    Micah 6:8

    Matthew 5:39-45

    Ephesians 6:11-17

    They that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52.

    Jesus Christ is the only way. Not fighting for this, or any, "country". "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord."

    With respect. God Bless.

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  • Adam - in Reply on Isaiah 54
    If you're looking for examples of praying before meals, Jesus prayed before feeding 4000 and 5000 people: Matthew 14:19. And before passover meal: Matthew 26:26-27. There's probably more.
  • Bottom Line on Circumcision COLOSSIANS 2 - in Reply on Genesis 17
    Judy, Jesus was circumcised on the 8th day of his life. It's Jewish custom that has been passed down through time to set the Jewish people apart from Gentiles.

    A whole lot is taught on this by Paul mostly in the New Testament. The Jews wanted the Gentiles to be circumcised; Paul stopped that thought. He says for us to be circumcised IN OUR HEARTS.

    Colossians Chapter 2

    9 For in Jesus dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

    10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

    11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made WITHOUT hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

    12 Buried with Jesus in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with [him] through the FAITH of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

    This is the bottom line on circumcision. Christians/Gentiles do not need to be circumcised to prove their faith in Jesus. We must be born again.

    We are blown around like a lot of leaves until we get into reading Gods Word for ourselves. If you are going to spend eternity with Jesus in heaven- - why would you not want to learn all you can about Jesus? He's the lover of your soul.

    Your husband, if he was born again, is in heaven. It is our FAITH in what Jesus says of himself in the 4 Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.

    Faith without works is dead. I think the "works"he's talking about is learning about him. In Matthew 26:31-46 mentions ways to relieve others who have lack and have not seen a reason to seek out Jesus.

    Our kindness to others opens a door to tell someone else how you came to believe in Jesus. He's not a church; He's a real Person..the Son of God. Anything we do in the name of Jesus, does not go unrewarded. Amen?

    The Lord bless you, Mishael
  • Tony Colliluori - in Reply on Matthew 4:7
    Brothers Jesse and Bob, I believe you are wrong concerning this matter. Here's why.

    1. Jesus supersedes anything from the Old Testament.

    2. Jesus in Luke 22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. What else does Chapter 22 say concerning purchasing a sword? Luke 22:8 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough. Who goes to war with 2 swords? No, the purpose of buying the swords was to fulfill Mark 14:47 = And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. And Luke 22:49-51 = When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him. They needed the two swords to fulfill the other verses.

    3. I'd also like to point out Matthew 26:52 = Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

    The time is quickly coming where this is going to be a serious issue for Christians. You will be asked to decide between your faith and the death of your family. You must choose your faith. Jesus even said so - Matthew 10:37 =

    He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. This is where the road narrows and many Christians will fail because they are unprepared.

    Revelation 13:10 ... he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword ...

    Perhaps someone can tell me when Jesus advocated violence. Except for the money changers in the temple, you can't. You can't because it never happened. You see, Jesus was a pacifist.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Genesis 1
    No problem Paul,

    On this "God and Jesus are not the same" all I can do is give you my perception on this. As other people may have different views. Maybe others more learned than I would like to share but I will proclaim what I feel about our Lord Jesus Christ. I do not believe Jesus Christ is God the Father as it seems pretty obvious to me as they are two, Father and Son. Although things like Jesus stating "I and the Father are One" and "If you have seen me you have seen the Father" some people may use those to proclaim that "Jesus is God". As I have said before I really have no problem with people saying Jesus is God as they are One. As God is Spirit the Father being in the Son and the Son in the Father is truth. They being One. All things that the Father has have been given to the Son.

    Jesus Christ being the Elect or Chosen One of God. He is the Word of God and the Perfect Lamb of God. The Mediator between God Almighty and man. Sent to us by our Perfect Father in Heaven to bear our sins on His shoulders.( 1 John 2:1-2. By the Glorious Grace and love that God has for us. I believe Isaiah 42 is a good chapter, in the Old Testament, that speaks about Jesus Christ.

    Maybe some other verses of Jesus and the Father not being the "same" even though they are One:

    Proverbs 30:4

    Matthew 26:39

    John 8:17-18

    John 20:17

    ( 1 Timothy 2:5

    The Book of John is my favorite out of the four books of the journey of Chirst. Reading chapter 15-17 is good to see correlation between the Father and Son.

    I hope what I have replied helps you. This is Truth to me in how my eyes have been lead to perceive the Lord Jesus Christ. And no person has taught me these things.

    God Bless you brother.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Hello Paul,

    I did the search for you brother:

    Matthew 26:64, Mark 14:62, Luke 22:69

    Psalms 110:1

    Mark 16:19

    Acts 2:33

    Acts 7:55-56

    Romans 8:34

    Ephesians 1:20

    Colossians 3:1

    Hebrews 1:3

    Hebrews 8:1

    Hebrews 10:12

    Hebrews 12:2

    ( 1 Peter 3:22
  • Chris - in Reply on Hebrews 10
    To us, who understand the Word differently to the Roman Catholics, their belief & performance of Transubstantiation is one of the most important & revered aspects of remembering & partaking of the Lord. We generally think that they are re-sacrificing Christ by this act - they see that it's not a re-sacrificing, but that the Presence of Christ is evident in the bread & wine, without these being materially changed or even by smell or taste.

    When they consider John 6:48-58, they believe that Jesus spoke to the people of having to actually partake of His Body & Blood so that their sins may be forgiven & His Life & Blessing may be transmitted through them. That these elements mystically change during the Mass & re-convert afterwards, continue to give their adherents this belief that they are truly partaking of Christ Himself. Apart from being a false understanding of what the Lord was saying (e.g. when He spoke of the Living Water), this belief, along with many others, holds RCs solidly to the Church, lest by leaving her, they should fall from the Grace of God. And that is why for any leaving that Church, would be an extremely difficult decision to make, both in their mental & spiritual areas. But once free, they are free indeed.

    And RCs will readily admit to Christ's physical presence in Heaven, yet for the purpose of the Mass, the elements can be changed & received as such. Even while sitting with His disciples at the Last Supper, Jesus spoke about this matter with them ( Matthew 26:26-28): He was physically present, when they partook of the bread & wine, none of Jesus' Body & Blood were missing, but yet the RC remains convinced that even at the Table, those elements changed mystically.

    So, I wonder whether we can make an accusation against them of sacrificing Christ at every occasion of the Mass. It really is their misunderstanding of what Jesus spoke & intended for His disciples to comprehend & practise & their compelling others to be deceived by such a belief.
  • Richard in Christ on Revelation 2
    I don't understand why people want to condemn others who believe in God a certain way. We all worship the same God. There is only one true God and only one way to God. Through His Son Jesus Christ. Who was a free gift from our Father to pay for our sins. Having faith and giving yourself to Jesus Christ is the most important thing.

    There is only one God our Father. Should we not honor the Son as we honor the Father? Like we're told. Does not Jesus Christ have all the power and authority of the Father? Given to Him by the Father. I myself don't believe Jesus Christ is God the Father but that the Father is in Him and He in the Father. I also believe in the deity of Christ that He was with the Father before He came to earth. Like He says. Can I explain all this? No. That's what I believe and it all came to me through the Holy Bible.

    A couple verses showing God the Father is not Jesus Christ:

    Matthew 26:39 And He went a little further, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

    John 8:17-18, 17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

    18 I am one that bear witness of Myself, and the Father that sent Me beareth witness of Me.

    Hebrews 5:5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee.

    Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us

    ( 2 Peter 1:17-18, 17 For He received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to Him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

    18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with Him in the holy mount.

    Why can't some believe in two, plus the Holy Ghost, which is three in this new covenant? One God.
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 12:10
    Very simply, it means that the Words of God spoken or the Work of God done in the Power of the Holy Spirit, is being attributed to Satan. This is also what the Jewish leaders were accusing Jesus of: Jesus' claim to be God's Son & His position at God's right Hand ( Matthew 26:63-65). Rather, they were the ones who blasphemed by claiming that Jesus did His miracles under Satanic power ( Matthew 12:22-32).

    Therefore, this should remind us to be careful when judging another's words or work in the Lord's Name - we might just find ourselves speaking against the Lord & the Truth, even if done ignorantly.
  • Chris - in Reply on Mark 2:28
    I don't believe that saying the "Son of" someone implies an authority over others. It's simply an identification with his father. In eastern cultures, it is very important that a family's bloodline or genealogy is known, so that the person being addressed is fully known by his background. In India, often the surname is placed before the given name as that is what is more important: to know the family & after knowing that, to know who you are.

    With Jesus, He generally referred Himself as the Son of Man & yet we know that He was also the Son of God. The Son of God title was to acknowledge His Deity (i.e. His indivisible relationship with His Father) & the Son of Man title, associated with His Humanity, coming into the World in a human body.

    Matthew 26:63-65: "And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses?" Here we see an example of where Caiaphas the High Priest asked about Jesus's Sonship & Jesus affirmed that He was the Son of God but that he (the priest), & all others, would see the "Son of Man" seated in Heaven & returning one day to Earth. And to this Caiaphas accused Jesus of blasphemy as Jesus claimed to be God. So this Son of God by Divine right to the Father was also the Son of Man on Earth & is so presently in Heaven, i.e. God in the Flesh seated at the right Hand of God.
  • Adam - in Reply on Psalms 96:2
    He was fully man and fully God. Hard to comprehend of course. He seemed to chose not to use God-like qualities except for rare occasions to heal, perform miracles. He could have easily called 10,000 angels to avoid his crucifixion, but didn't. Matthew 26:53 He also fully experienced emotions of man- like stress- sweating blood, etc.
  • Starbux - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6:13
    To Stan, read what Jesus said in John 3:3-5. Read also Luke 24:47. This was fulfilled in Acts 2:38. It is for everyone in the world. In the book of Acts, they were water baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. From the book of Romans - Jude, these are the saints that came from the book of Acts & were Water baptized & filled w the Holy . Ghost Many chapters are in the New Testament on water baptism. We need water baptism (blood is applied; as well as receiving the Holy Ghost (Spirit). In Matthew 26:28 Jesus said, "For this is my blood of the New testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins". Acts 2:38 is the new testament salvation as we follow Christ in all his ways. Praise his name.
  • Starbux on Luke 24
    Oops I meant Matthew 26:28. "For this is my blood of the New testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins"
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 11
    1 Corinthians chapter 11, on the meaning of & manner in partaking at the Lord's Table, speaks about the person who partakes of it, identifying himself with Christ. The reason for instituting this act was very clear as it had been first done by Jesus with His disciples. In the Church, the believer approaches the Table solemnly, understanding the meaning of the emblems & its relevance to his/her life.

    What was happening in the Corinthian Church, was that there were many who just looked at this occasion as a time to have a meal with little or no regard to its meaning & to others there, who had not been served as yet. In those days, the Communion Table was actually a Fellowship meal & during that time of gathering, one would rise, take the bread & the cup & draw the believers' hearts into contemplation of the Lord's sacrificial work; similar to the Passover meal that Jesus & the disciples enjoyed together ( Matthew 26:19-29).

    So Paul was chastising them for their irreverence, & also approaching this sacred time with hearts not right before God (i.e. they may have believed by going through its motions, some cleansing or sanctifying benefit would be gained - and many do & think this in the Church today). To this type of gluttony & false application, Paul is dealing with them & stating that God does not let this type of behaviour go unpunished. We need to be careful too - it's better to let the emblems pass by us, if we are harbouring any type of sin that needs dealing with & confession.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 10:5
    Some of us do read the whole thing :)

    Read the Commentary

    Read all the cross reference notes in the center columns on each page: that match with the abc notes inside of the scripture; that reference to other books or prophesies.

    Check the genealogies

    Personal note: our Bible comment room isn't a good place to either act foolish or angry. Some do. Forgive them and give the rest of us a chance to study with you.

    There's a ton of links in the "Red Link Area" where you first came in. The Search Box leads to the Commentaries.

    There are people in Prayer Requests that could use a special prayer from those who take Matthew 26, joyfully.

    Hope we see you again. Mishael
  • People in Church MAKE it HAPPEN on Revelation 21
    The Sabbath is a bone of contention in here. Sorry to say so. I have not found a scripture that says Thou Shat Go to Church on Saturday; Friday, Sunday or any other day.

    It DOES say to not forsake assembling together.

    Church is whatever day your Church chooses to come together corporately.

    Purpose: praise and worship, tithes or offerings to the Lord. Prayer for the sick to be healed. Hearing the message. Invitation to be born again.

    Personally for me, I think children 6 and up should sit with parents. Children see, they do. Jesus said: suffer the children to come to ME. Show what you believe. Give them a dollar to put in the offering basket.

    There should be announcements In the bulletin so church members can see who needs home visits. Matthew 26. Preach that.

    I realize that some churches operate on rituals, traditions, "that's how it's always been done", etc.

    It's JESUS'S CHURCH. I do not perceive from Him: stern, inflexible or too modern. I think coffee, donuts and chat, belongs after church is dismissed. Let all things be in an orderly fashion.

    We should be learning WHO the Holy Spirit is; What is the 5 Fold Ministry Gifts to the Church; the Gifts of the Holy Spirit & how they are received and how they operate.

    Lastly. Teach WHO the Body of Christ is.

    People need to hear this taught often. See: most people do not even know what it is.

    Wednesday Intercessory Prayer meetings are for learning the real Meat: how to pray for souls to be saved and set free from the devil. Teach Spiritual Warfare.

    Ignorance is not blissful. Ignorance allows demons to do their dirty work and kidnap your kids, your finances, your sense of peace and joy. Teach people how to live in the Power and Freedom that is in Christ.

    If your church does NONE of those things, find one who does. Listen to church on FM Radio when you wash dishes.

    Stuff Bible in=and when you get squished, it just flows out like a stream of life.

    Mishael
  • Mishael - in Reply on Romans 8:16
    Yes I do. I also believe in Matthew 26.

    My belief in relieving the suffering of others comes from what Jesus taught, and showed us about humility. (Beatitudes)

    It's only a loss of rewards at the Bema Seat judgment of Christ.

    I pray with people in the Prayer Request Room because people need to hear God loves them and is ready to meet their Needs.

    I begin my prayer with the Prayer of Agreement:

    "19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

    20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

    Faith is Action. It does something. It changes us. It changes people we pray for.

    Sometimes I hear back from people who were healed. It boosts my desire to bring Jesus to his lambs and hurting sheep.

    Adam and Eve were spiritually connected to God. They knew the rules. Yet they ate the fruit (disobeyed), and lost that spiritual connection. They sinned.

    If the Holy Spirit taps my shoulder, I listen up real quick.


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