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  • BELIEVE WHAT SCRIPTURES SAY-Don't Doubt - in Reply
    1 Corinthians 15:35

    But some one possibly will say, How are the dead raised up, after their whole frame is dissolved? And with WHAT KIND of bodies do they come again, after these are mouldered into dust?

    2 Timothy 4:18

    And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever.

    2 Peter 3:10

    But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

    1 John 2:17

    And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abides FOREVER.

    Philippians 3:21 - Who shall CHANGE our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself?

    1 Corinthians 15:42-44 - So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in INCORRUPTION; It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

    Matthew 22:30 - For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

    FLESH is corruptible. It gets old, damaged; amputations, crippled, paralyzed, blind, deaf, and etc.

    Our new bodies will be like Jesus's body. Over 500 SAW JESUS after he was crucified and resurrected from the tomb. He ate food.

    We will eat and drink. Jesus has made all provisions for us. Will will have homes; be reunited with people who died as Christians.

    HAVE FAITH in what is recorded in the Bible Scriptures.

    Read the Gospels, Book of Acts, Revelation; 2 Peter 3.

    Don't let Satan rob you of your tender faith. Get stronger.

    Tell others. Show them these scriptures. Even better, give them a Bible with these scriptures highlighted. Walmart has inexpensive Bibles.

    beware of false teachers
  • T. Levis - in Reply
    Beautifully put. I believe some misunderstand, the "Coming of The LORD, Return of The LORD, THE Day of The LORD " as I did also, as dearly loved fellowship of Believers would pray for it. Maybe by Philippians 3:20, eagerly awaiting, & Colossians 4:2, That misinterpreted.

    Then one day I read: Amos 5:18-24,

    People long for Mercy, Justice, correct judgement that may be the root of the plea, prayer.

    However Jesus instruction was pray "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven " Matthew 6:9-13,

    Daniel 7:27, Psalms 145:13, John 17, note John 17:15-16, Luke 17:20-21,

    Proverbs 21:3, Isaiah 56:1, Psalms 82:3, Isaiah 59:4, (context Isaiah 59), Jeremiah 22:15, * Isaiah 58,

    2Samuel 8:15, 1Kings 10:9, Ezekiel 45:9, Micah 6:8,

    We even as 1 person can bring justice, mercy, truth, hope, deliverance, through faith, endurance, prayer, action & being a living example

    Romans 1:17, James 2, Hebrews 11, 2Corinthians 5:7, Mark 11:22-26,

    We are called to bring Justice, Judgement, Mercy.

    Ecclesiastes 5:8, Jeremiah 23:5, Matthew 24:3-51, Mark 13:5-37, Matthew 25:31-46, Luke 6,

    Psalms 102:17, * James 5,

    Hopefully these are helpful, please share these scriptures with those whom you feel led as a tool
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Romans 10
    Hi Brook.

    You said grow spiritual by keeping the law? We can't.

    Galatians 3:2-3.

    Galatians 3:5-7.

    Galatians 3:8-9.

    Galatians 3:10-11.

    Galatians 3:12-14.

    Also read Galatians 4. and

    Galatians 5.

    Jesus didn't do away with the Law.

    Jesus took on the penalty of the law that brought death.

    Colossians 2:14-17.

    In fact it's called the ministry of Death.

    Here's a few passages from Paul. at one time he felt the same way you do and set out to kill anyone that followed Jesus.

    2 Corinthians 3:6-11.

    Romans 7:10-11. And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.

    For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

    Romans 5:20. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

    Philippians 3:2-10. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

    For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

    Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

    Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

    Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

    But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

    Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

    And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

    That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

    Galatians 5:11-12.

    God bless.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Philippians 2
    You asked "how" to find Philippians 4:13, it should link you to this verse on the website. Also on the site top it has tabs for KJV version & 1611, if you click either, you can search Books, either in Table of Contents page, or by name, in search bar on right under header/heading on page.

    If you're asking how to find how, [To do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me.]

    1st, please read the verses prior in Philippians 1, note Philippians 1:6,9,10,11, &

    2nd, Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in the LORD always, again I say rejoice." meaning we can "rejoice" cheer up, (hail) enthusiasticly acknowledge The LORD's accomplishments. Knowing His Power, Truth, Love & compassion & purposes for us. If we Believe & have Faith in HIM & The WORD. For HE has a will & purpose for us all, Philippians 2:13, Philippians 3:21,

    Philippians 4:6,7,8,9 are all actions we are to take. Philippians 1:11, Philippians 2:4,14,15, Philippians 3:13,14,

    3rd Paul in bonds in Rome it appears, Philippians 1:12,13,14, Philippians 4:23,24, & in context of what he's saying in Chptr 4, verse 13. He says "I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound, every where and in all things. ...." in Philippians 4:11,12,13,

    Note Philippians 1:19,20,21,23,24,

    He's speaking I believe; the ability to endure even the worst of circumstances. Paul being an example of this: Philippians 1:29, following Jesus' example: Philippians 2:5-8, Philippians 3:8,10,

    Hopefully these are helpful to endure any & every thing you have to face
  • Chris - in Reply on Hebrews 13
    I believe you're looking at Hebrews 13:13 Manyele; "Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach."

    As you may know, the Letter to the Hebrews was written mainly for the Jews who turned away from Judaism & towards Christ. So we get many references to Jewish beliefs & practises, showing to these new believers how Jesus fulfilled the Scriptures & was God's perfect Sacrifice for them & all mankind. And here in Hebrews 13, we get another glimpse to this in verses 10 to 15.

    As in the old days of sacrificing animals on the altar for the sins of the people, the Hebrews writer here speaks of the special sacrifice that was made on the Day of Atonement. On that day, the bullock & goat were sacrificed on the altar but only their blood was used for sprinkling on the Mercy Seat & horns of the Altar; the flesh of these animals were not eaten as in some other sacrifices, but were taken far away from the Tabernacle & their carcases burnt. You can read about this part in Leviticus chapter 16.

    So in Hebrews 13, the writer states, that as the burnt offering was then taken outside the camp for complete burning, so too Jesus fulfilled this great Act of Atonement when He too was crucified outside Jerusalem, at Golgotha. And His Blood that was shed there, was pleasing to His Father (as was required with the animals' blood in the Tabernacle), showing that only through His Son's Blood & faith in His Sacrifice, would God accept those who come to Him.

    Therefore, knowing what Christ did for us, & that there can be no fence-sitters or those looking at Jesus from afar (as Peter did in Matthew 26:58), the Hebrews writer urges the believers' complete identification & faithfulness to Jesus by joining Him 'outside the camp' - and if we do so, we too might suffer hatred as He did and we must do so gladly, for "here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come"; that is, our citizenship is in Heaven. May we live this life with such a sure hope ( Philippians 3:20).
  • JimmyG808 - in Reply
    The next prophetic event which will & can occur at anytime is the coming of the LORD Jesus in the clouds ( Mark 14:62), 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18. In Act 26:8 Paul ask King Agrippa why we would think it an incredible thing that God should raising the Dead. When Jesus Christ come the the earth he will bring with him the dead in Christ and they will be united with their resurrected bodies a body like unto his (Jesus's) resurrected body Philippians 3:21. We (saved) who are alive and remain shall be caught up into the clouds with the resurrected dead, and so shall we be with the LORD forever, 1 Thessalonians 4:17. When? In such an hour as ye think not Matthew 24:44.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Hello Ida. The Apostle Paul, known as Saul earlier, was a member of a Jewish religious sect called the Pharisees. Paul himself referred to this position that he previously held (in Acts 23:6; Acts 26:5; Philippians 3:5,6). There were three main Jewish sects at that time of Jesus' Life on Earth: the Pharisees, the Sadducees, & the Essenes. The Pharisees (which meant, 'separated one'), had very strong beliefs, so strong that they compelled people to fully obey God's Laws. And to do this, they created many other laws (practises of behaviour) that weighed heavily upon the common people. And Jesus greatly condemned them for this & their many hypocrisies ( Matthew 23:1-36).

    But when Saul met the risen Jesus on the road to Damascus, he instantly learned that the Christians he was hunting down & killing were serving this Jesus Whom he was encountering at that very moment. Saul was a changed man & as he learned more from Jesus, with the Spirit filling him to believe & serve, he could say in Philippians 3:7-10, that all that he had learned & believed were now useless & filthy. The new knowledge gained directly from Jesus revealed his errors as a Pharisee - his trusting in the Law to make him righteous could never work, but now having only faith in Christ to save him, did.

    I trust you can see how wonderfully the revelation of Christ to Saul changed him from a strict Pharisee (Saul) to one of a humble obedient servant of Jesus (Paul) trusting in Christ now & moved in his spirit to reach out to his countrymen & also to the Gentiles.
  • CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST_OR POLE - in Reply
    There are 27 scriptures that say it was a cross. Only 2 say Pole

    1 Corinthians 1:18

    For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

    Galatians 5:11

    And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

    Galatians 6:14

    But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

    Ephesians 2:16

    And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

    Philippians 2:8

    And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

    Philippians 3:18

    (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

    Colossians 1:20

    And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

    Colossians 2:14

    Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

    Hebrews 12:2

    Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    *Next 2 verses referring to Jesus

    Numbers 21:8

    And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a POLE: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, SHALL LIVE.

    Numbers 21:9

    And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, HE LIVED.
  • S Spencer on Mathew 3:10-11. - in Reply on Deuteronomy 25
    Hi

    Mathew 3:10-11.

    I would like to add one or two more things that I believe is to be very important. Whether by water baptism or baptism by the Holyspirit, is it evident in your life that spiritual baptism has taken place.

    You will run into 2 major groups engage on this topic. One group is those who believe you are saved by confessing Jesus and keeping the commandments. Some of this group believe you can lose your salvation. This group is bond to a work base religion.

    The other group believes "for by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

    Even the faith you are being saved through is not your faith! it is a gift of God!

    You have nothing to offer God in terms of salvation! I hold this view.

    True baptism when you "GENUINELY" accept Christ as your savior there is production in your life that begins. You can't produce it or keep it from producing as you feed on the word.

    I will share a few by verses below and hopefully others can expand on them or add to.

    Notice Paul' he didn't have much to say about water baptism, but he had a lot to say about baptism by the Holyspirit.

    Romans 6:4.

    Romans 6:6-8.

    Romans 6:11.

    It does well to study all of Romans 6 to expand a little on "the production' of spiritual baptism.

    JOHNS BAPTISM.

    you can see a picture of this transition for the Jews drawn out for you by Paul in Romans 7:1-2. Read all.

    Now read Mathew 3:10-11.

    Israel was a natural branch that didn't bear fruit. Jeremiah 2:21. "Nor could it"

    Also read Mathew 21:42-44. and John 15:1-7.

    Now let's get back to our 2 groups.

    You have the 1st group I mentioned that put themselves in bondage as did Israel and despising the truth.

    believing in baptism outwardly but unbaptized inwardly.

    EXAMPLE: Romans 2:25-29.

    The 2nd group

    Philippians 3:3.

    Galatians 3:13.

    John 8:36.

    The outcome.

    1John 2:3.

    1 John 4:21.

    This Love cannot be produced by self.

    God bless.
  • David - in Reply on Acts 10
    Gigi I think when writing the epistles he only mentions as much of His past as was necessary to promote

    the gospel, I.E. giving His credentials according to the flesh under the law Philippians 3:1-15 and in Galatians

    all of Chapter one because of how many believers were walking away from what he taught.
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 10
    Brother Jesse. I have heard of this too: that Paul was a married man before his conversion & call. Not from historical records, but appealing to the nature of the position of the Pharisee. Paul spoke of himself as once being "a Hebrew of the Hebrews" ( Philippians 3:5) & 'extremely zealous of his ancestral traditions' ( Galatians 1:14; Acts 22:3). Marriage was the norm for Pharisees & it was also required to hold a rabbinical position. The thought is: "Paul could hardly have set himself forth as an exemplar of Pharisaical piety had he not been married."

    So, indeed, Paul did "count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ" ( Philippians 3:8). Obviously, he was referring to the wealth of knowledge & interpretation of the Scriptures that had to be cast aside so that Christ might be fully apprehended, but I wonder whether he included, in his 'new' single state, that this had to be his lot for the furtherance of this newly acquired powerful Gospel that he had received & which filled him?
  • S Spencer - in Reply
    Thanks Sister GiGi.

    It's funny how We share views of Scripture It's not the dialog that often breaks the peace It's what's sown within that reflects outwardly.

    You don't have to give your view, just post the scripture and there's contention!

    We shouldn't be surprised

    The concept is all through scripture.

    John 1:4-5.

    No one is going out to seek contention, It's already there.

    ( Example)

    Matthew 10:32-38.

    God don't compromise his Holiness to exercise judgment and I don't think he asks us to when dividing the word.

    We have to wonder If we're not going to win them over and they know they're not going to win us over, Why are they so adamant on keeping this dialog going? Perhaps they're after the audience. And this is where I believe 2 John 1:10-11 applies.

    And if we've been battling this for I know over a year!! Perhaps this verse apply.

    Matthew 7:6.

    My question was when do it apply and if we're so fundamental about everything else why not this?

    In the secular we call the democrats "liberals" But aren't we also as a whole.

    And this especially goes for those who say salvation is by works and not by grace when Paul makes that clear all through Galatians starting here-

    Galatians 1:6-8.

    Paul says let them be a curse

    But we call them Brother.

    He also emphasize it in

    Philippians 3:2-11. And this is the only "religion" given to Man and it slew us.

    Now this is a peaceful dialog that you and I are having but some would say it's contentious.

    And by the way I have been guilty of this as well, that's why I carefully say WE.

    Yes this is difficult but did the Lord say it wouldn't be?

    Be strong in the Lord

    God bless.
  • S Spencer On those who have Confidence in the flesh.
    Let paul tell us.

    keeping mathews 7:13-23. in mind.

    philippians 3:1-11. finally, my brethren, rejoice in the lord. to write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

    beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

    for we are the circumcision, which worship god in the spirit, and rejoice in christ jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

    "what does it mean to rejoice in christ jesus?

    though i might also have confidence in the flesh. if any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, i more:

    circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of israel, of the tribe of benjamin, an hebrew of the hebrews; as touching the law, a pharisee;

    concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

    but what things were gain to me, those i counted loss for christ.

    yea doubtless, and i count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of christ jesus my lord: for whom

    i have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that i may win christ,

    and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith ( of) christ, the righteousness which is of god by faith:

    that i may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

    if by any means i might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

    philippians 3:12-16.

    philippians 3:17-18. brethren, be followers together of me, and

    mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

    (for many walk, of whom i have told you often, and now tell you even weeping,

    that they are the enemies of the cross of christ:

    are these scriptures along with the others i've posted relevant today and everyday all day?

    how about everywhere you go?

    are they given by inspiration of god, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness?

    gb
  • LAST DAYS PEOPLE and False Teachers
    2 Peter 3

    3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

    4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

    2 Timothy 3

    1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

    2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

    3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

    4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

    Romans Chapter 1

    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

    30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

    31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

    Philippians 3:2

    Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. (Comment: dogs sniff things they ought not to)

    1 Timothy 6

    3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to THE DOCTRINE which is according to godliness;

    4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about QUESTIONS and STRIFES of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

    This is what every country is experiencing. The Bible says that it will 'wax worse and worse.' Your faith needs to be strong in what the New Testament teaches on these Last Days before Jesus's Return.

    The unsaved will be in these comment rooms preaching their HERESIES. They are reprobate. Don't listen to their rants.
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} "caught Up" on 1 Thessalonians 4:17
    Part III God's Great GRACE Departure

    B) Distinctions Between GREAT GRACE Departure and Second Coming continued

    The Second 'prophesied' Coming

    Rightly Divided 2 Timothy 2:15 From Things That DIFFER

    God's PRE-TOJT Great GRACE Departure, According to The Heavenly 'Mystery!'

    1) Immediately After GRACE Has ENDED/ZERO signs!

    CHRIST, As Head Of His Body, The Church, Will Descend From Heaven! Ephesians 1:19-23 Colossians 1:18 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

    2) CHRIST Is Coming With A Shout, With the voice of an archangel, And With The Trump of God! 1 Thessalonians 4:16

    3) JESUS CHRIST, Who Is God, Will Bring With Him, those "asleep In JESUS," who Were With Him In Heaven! 2 Corinthians 5:6,8 Philippians 1:21,23 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14

    4) CHRIST Descends With One archangel, Will resurrect those asleep (in 3) First, and Then, we "which are alive and remain (which Is A Mystery)," will be changed/all "incorruptible, And Caught Up together (rapture) to meet The LORD in the air (Not all the way to the earth), in the twinkling of an eye!" 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 1 Corinthians 15:52-53

    5) CHRIST "Gathers His Body To HIMSELF, to Take them To Heaven" (Opposite of earth)... 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 1 Corinthians 15:49 2 Corinthians 12:2 2 Corinthians 5:1,2 Ephesians 1:3,20 Ephesians 2:6 Philippians 3:20 2 Timothy 4:18

    6) ...For The Judgment Seat Of CHRIST, For HIS Heavenly Body, By The Head Himself!... Romans 2:6,16 Romans 14:10-12 1 Corinthians 3:6-11 1 Corinthians 3:12-15, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 1 Corinthians 6:20 2 Corinthians 5:10 Ephesians 6:8 Colossians 3:24-25

    to be continued in:

    Part IV God's PRE-TOJT Great GRACE Departure!
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} prayers for infirmities - in Reply on Psalms 139
    Precious friend, Gerry Shaver, I will pray for you; please Be Encouraged In The LORD JESUS CHRIST

    2 Corinthians 12:9 God's Power Of ALL-Sufficient GRACE in our weaknesses and infirmities:

    "PEACE With God," and knowing what good "tribulation worketh in us" Romans 5:1-5

    "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." Romans 8:18

    The Spirit "helps our infirmities, And Prays For us" Romans 8:26

    The Spirit "Intercedes For us, According To The Will Of God" Romans 8:27

    God Makes "all things Work Together For Good," for HIS Own Romans 8:28

    We are "Predestinated To Be Conformed To The Image Of God's SON" Romans 8:29

    God Helps us "bear our testings" 1 Corinthians 10:13

    We have The Wonderful "Comfort Of God!" 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a Far More Exceeding and Eternal Weight of Glory" 2 Corinthians 4:17

    God will "change our vile body" to be "like HIS Glorious Body!" Philippians 3:21

    Amen?

    Conclusion:

    "For our infirmities/sufferings"? Should we not "follow Paul our 'pattern'" 1 Ti 1:16?:

    "And HE Said Unto me, My GRACE Is Sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that The Power of CHRIST may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for CHRIST's Sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

    Amen? And Amen.

    Please Be Richly Encouraged, Enlightened, Exhorted, and Edified!

    2 Timothy 2:15; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 1:3-9; Ephesians 3:9 = Grace/Mystery fellowship {Romans - Philemon}, For ALL "to SEE," today,?

    God's 'Simple' Will: Link
  • 1 CORINTHIANS 13 - in Reply
    Philippians 3:2

    Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the conscision

    Matthew 7:15

    Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

    Colossians 2:8

    Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

    Comment: ONLY GOD can change a heart. We are teach with kindness and patience. Not with the leaven of scribes and Pharisees. How did Jesus accomplish this? Study in 1 John, 2 John, 3 John.

    John the beloved was called so, "because he gets it". He understood what Jesus said to us.
  • The World in the Last Days - in Reply on Genesis 1
    2 Peter 3

    3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

    4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

    Romans Chapter 1

    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

    30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

    31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

    Philippians 3:2

    Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

    1 Timothy 6

    3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

    4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

    1 Timothy 1:9-10

    1 John 1:6

    1 Timothy 2:2-6

    2 Peter 3:10
  • Carleton
    Amos 5:4-15 on seeking the Lord to live is a lesson for today.

    Acts 17:27

    Jeremiah 7:25

    Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them..

    Amos 7:14-15

    I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman and a gatherer of sycomore fruit: And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel..

    Amos 3:8

    The Lion has roared, who will not fear?

    Amos 4:12

    Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel..

    Amos 8:2

    Then said the Lord unto me; The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them anymore..

    Philippians 3:10

    That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection..
  • Chris - in Reply
    Hi Tony. In reference to your Greek words, were you using the actual words with their characters, inflections, etc.? This Site has a potent word checker that obliterates anything not found in its knowledge base, or so I gather. Though I think that using simple English characters might solve the problem.

    I have no theo. background, just a believer who loves the Word of God & endeavours to use it correctly as given. I had a short itinerant ministry (via a Mission organization), serving in Karachi, Pakistan (amongst both the Church there & Muslims). After a forced departure, I went into India & engaged in a couple of ministries, chiefly assisting an (Open) Brethren evangelistic group, training up young assembly folk (boys & girls), equipping them to reach out to different parts of India. Of course, my focus was on evangelism training for outreach to Muslims, and we also had brothers who were ex-Hindus, who taught on ministry to Hindus (the predominant target group). When not giving training, I kept the accounts of that Mission. All this took place between the years 1988 to 2003.

    That was very gratifying to read your comments on the "faith of Christ". The brother that can be most useful on the Greek applications & meaning, comes on here every week, so maybe if he sees this thread, he will add very profitably to our thoughts. For me though, I can only use the Greek Lexicon to find the word, its meaning, & its use in Scripture. However, I do appreciate your highlighting this important Truth; and we see it also clearly here: "And be FOUND IN HIM, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through THE FAITH OF Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith" ( Philippians 3:9). He has to be the Source of our Faith, our Righteousness, our Joy, & our Hope. Our Rest & our Power to live must only emanate from His Being & what He has accomplished for us. If our faith grows weak, Christ is not the problem, but our shaky walk in the Spirit is.
  • Rick - in Reply on Deuteronomy 15
    Hi Doug If a man or woman was sold to a another hebrew within the tribe and served three years and stayed seven then the law was that he or she could go free but if that servant was loved and respected by the owner and wanted to be there permanently they were given the mark of a bondservant or slave. They were marked out with an aul through the ear as being owned but not by force. The marked person could leave anytime they wanted but why would because you were loved and all needs were met by your owner. In the epistles the Apostle paul mentions in Philippians 3:14 press toward the mark of the High calling of God in Christ Jesus. You sold out to the one who loves you and takes care of your every need, Paul was sold out he trusted that God in Christ Jesus would take care of every need in all situations and conditions.
  • T. Levis - in Reply
    Matthew 22:30

    Philippians 3:21
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} on 2 Corinthians 12
    2 Corinthians 12:9 God's Power Of ALL-Sufficient GRACE in our weaknesses and infirmities:

    "PEACE With God," and knowing what good "tribulation worketh in us" ( Romans 5:1-5)

    "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." ( Romans 8:18)

    The Spirit "helps our infirmities, And Prays For us" ( Romans 8:26)

    The Spirit "Intercedes For us, According To The Will Of God" ( Romans 8:27)

    God Makes "all things Work Together For Good," for HIS Own ( Romans 8:28)

    We are "Predestinated To Be Conformed To The Image Of God's SON" ( Romans 8:29)

    God Helps us "bear our testings" ( 1 Corinthians 10:13)

    We have The Wonderful "Comfort Of God!" ( 2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

    "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a Far More Exceeding and Eternal Weight of Glory" ( 2 Corinthians 4:17)

    God will "change our vile body" to be "like HIS Glorious Body!" ( Philippians 3:21) Amen?

    Conclusion:

    "For our infirmities/sufferings"? Should we not "follow Paul our 'pattern'" ( 1 Ti 1:16)?:

    "And HE Said Unto me, My GRACE Is Sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that The Power of CHRIST may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for CHRIST's Sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong." ( 2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

    {Why do so-called "faith healers" ignore This Excellent Word Of God?}

    Amen? And Amen.

    Please Be Richly Encouraged, Enlightened, Exhorted, and Edified!

    ( 2 Timothy 2:15; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 1:3-9; Ephesians 3:9 = Grace/Mystery fellowship {Romans - Philemon}, For ALL "to SEE," today,?)

    God's 'Simple' Will: Link
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} - in Reply
    Stew speaks: "If you believe you will be raptured away you already have the 'mark'...Do not be deceived, there is no rapture...Take your Bible studies back to the Greek and Hebrew languages":

    Precious friend, thanks for your 'judgments'; I believe God's Scriptures, in 'Plain ENGLISH.' and since I 'believe' God's Gospel Of GRACE ( Link ):

    1a) "...we which are alive and remain WILL BE CAUGHT UP {raptured}..." ( 1 Th 4:17) = TO HEAVEN ( 2 Co 5:1-2; Eph 1:3; Eph 1:20: Eph 2:6; Philippians 3:20; Col 1:5; 2 Ti 4:18)

    1b) "Who Hath Also SEALED us, and Given The Earnest Of The Spirit in our hearts." 2 Co 1:22

    "In Whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard The Word Of Truth, The Gospel of your salvation: in Whom also after that ye Believed, ye Were SEALED With That Holy Spirit of Promise" Eph 1:13

    "And grieve not The Holy Spirit of God, Whereby ye Are SEALED Unto The Day Of Redemption" Eph 4:30

    Thus, all "SEALED By The Spirit of God," who Depart TO HEAVEN, Prior to TOJT, DO NOT have the 'mark of the beast' = God Renders that 'Impossible'!

    2) Sorry, Cannot find Any Scriptures About "being a linguistics/language 'scholar' to understand God's Word Of Truth to me in my Own language" {"they All Heard 'in their Own tongues'" ( Acts 2:5-11)}, but have found the following Bible "study" Rules:

    Link

    3) {God} The LORD JESUS CHRIST is my ONLY Righteous "Judge!":

    The Righteous JUDGMENT Of God! Rom 2:3,5

    ...God The JUDGE of all!...God Will JUDGE! Heb 12:23; Heb 13:4

    ...Strong Is The LORD God Who JUDGES!... Rev 18:8

    Thus, we Cannot "judge" others...

    ------------------

    Great GRACE Departure #s 3, 4, 18, 19 in this: Link

    Be Richly Encouraged, Enlightened, Exhorted, and Edified! 2 Ti 2:15; Rom 16:25; Eph 1:3-9; Eph 3:9 = Grace/Mystery fellowship {Romans - Philemon}, For "ALL to See," today, Under GRACE?
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} - in Reply on Psalms 16
    Precious Marva: "does god hear my prayers when I'm unable to speak, but pray silently."? Yes, God Hears all humble people who approach Him, in faith, including dumb people who cannot speak:

    God Knows And Searches our hearts ( Acts 15:8; Romans 8:27), And His Spirit "Prays For us," Even when we "don't know what to pray for!" ( Romans 8:26):

    God's GRACE In our infirmities:

    (1) Read Romans 5:1-5, especially take note of verse 3, "we glory [rejoice] in tribulations." We are not instructed here to glory in spite of the trials of life we find ourselves in, but we are to rejoice because of them. That is to say we are to thank God for allowing times of suffering into our life. This passage of Scripture expressly states that The Lord uses the tribulations of life "to conform us to The Image Of His Son" ( Romans 8:29). To this end, He uses all things "to work together for good to them that love God, to them that are the called According To His Purpose" ( Romans 8:28). As we grow mature in The Lord, our Savior is Glorified. As believers in Jesus Christ it is given us "in behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His Sake" ( Philippians 1:29). (Borrowed from brother Ed Bedore) My study:

    (2) After Paul [our #"pattern"# for Today!] prayed 3 times for his affliction, the "Answer he Received," According To The Scriptures, Was:

    "And HE [CHRIST] Said Unto me, MY GRACE Is Sufficient For thee: For MY Strength Is Made Perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory [cp] in my infirmities, that The Power Of CHRIST May Rest Upon me!" ( 2 Corinthians 12:9) cp ( 2 Corinthians 11:23-30)

    (3) Compare With GRACE Scriptures: ( Romans 5:1-5) ( Romans 8:18) ( Romans 8:26-29) ( 1 Corinthians 10:13) ( 2 Corinthians 1:3-4) ( 2 Corinthians 4:17) ( 2 Corinthians 12:9) ( Philippians 3:21)

    #"pattern"# = Paul = ( 1 Timothy 1:16) ( Philippians 4:9)

    ( 2 Timothy 2:15; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 1:3-9; Ephesians 3:9 =

    Grace/Mystery fellowship, today?)

    Please Be Encouraged!
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} - in Reply
    More Distinctions In God's TWO Different Programs!:

    Prophecy/Law: 15) The Two "Main" (of 12) baptismS = A) water, For remission of sins! ( Matthew 3:5-6 Mark 1:4 Luke 3:3 John 1:31 Luke 7:29-30 Acts 10:37 Matthew 28:19 Mark 16:16 Acts 2:38 Acts 22:16 Ezekiel 36:25)

    B) "WITH" The Holy Spirit, Poured Out By CHRIST, for power, signs And wonders! ( Isaiah 44:3 Matthew 3:11 Mark 1:8, 16:17-18 Luke 24:49 Acts 2:17-18, 38 Acts 8:15-17 Acts 11:16)

    Rightly Divided ( 2 Timothy 2:15) From {RDf} "Things That DIFFER!":

    Mystery/GRACE!: 15) Only ONE Baptism = "BY" The ONE Spirit = God's OPERATION, Spiritually "Identifying" members In (The Body Of) CHRIST! ( Ephesians 4:5 Colossians 2:12 Galatians 3:27 Romans 6:3-4; 1 Corinthians 12:13) 'ONE' = not two...

    Prophecy/Law: 16) Forgive others First, Then God Will Forgive! ( Matthew 6:14-15, 18:35; Mark 11:25-26; Luke 6:37)

    RDf Mystery/GRACE!: 16) Forgive others Because CHRIST Has Already Forgiven us! ( Ephesians 4:32)

    Prophecy/Law: 17) Taught how/what to pray! ( Matthew 6:9; Luke 11:2)

    RDf Mystery/GRACE!: 17a) we Are Exhorted to "...Make our requests known Unto God!" ( Philippians 4:6) While, At The Same Time, God "Teaches":

    17b) Concerning our infirmities, we "know Not" what to pray "as we ought," But "The Spirit Intercedeth For us, According To The Will Of God!..." ( Romans 8:26)

    Prophecy/Law {earthly!}: 18) "watchmen," {as CHRIST Told the Jews On the earth!}, looking for The "wicked one, the deceiving man of Sin" And "signs" ( Matthew 24)

    RDf Mystery/GRACE {Heavenly!}: 18) ambassadors {As CHRIST Told Paul, From Heaven!} Looking, Watching, & Waiting For The Holy One, The LORD JESUS CHRIST {From Heaven!} ( Romans 8:18, 19, 23, 25; 1 Corinthians 1:7; Ephesians 6:12-18; Philippians 3:20; Colossians 3:2, 4:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 5:5-11; 2 Thessalonians 3:5; Titus 2:13)

    Please Be RichlyEncouraged!

    Heavenly GRACE/Mystery fellowship, today? ( 2 Timothy 2:15; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 1:3-9; Ephesians 3:9)
  • S Spencer - in Reply
    Hi David.

    Philippians 3:10 . That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

    Ephesians 1:19-20. Speaks of the Resurrecting Power performed to redeem those who believe.

    This is not speaking of Power imputed to us to raise the dead.

    Ephesians 1:18-21. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

    And what is the exceeding greatness of

    ( HIS POWER ) to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

    WHICH HE WROUGHT IN CHRIST, WHEN HE RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, FAR ABOVE ALL PRINCIPALITY, AND POWER, AND MIGHT, AND DOMINION, AND EVERY NAME THAT IS NAMED, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

    John 10:18. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I HAVE POWER to lay it down, and I HAVE POWER to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

    I believe in Ephesians Ch 1, But I keep it in its context.



    Ephesians 1:3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, WHO HATH BLESSED US WITH ALL "SPIRITUAL" BLESSINGS IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST:

    This is done by the Power of his resurrection.

    God bless.
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} - in Reply
    Part II "Do we have 'authority' to raise the dead?" IF God's Will is for that, then HE "Will raise the dead," be we do not have the 'authority' as did the apostles ONLY {see Previous post...}

    What is God's Program for today?:

    God's GRACE In our infirmities

    (1) Read Romans 5:1-5, especially take note of verse 3, "we glory [rejoice] in tribulations." We are not instructed here to glory in spite of the trials of life we find ourselves in, but we are to rejoice because of them. That is to say we are to thank God for allowing times of suffering into our life. This passage of Scripture expressly states that The Lord uses the tribulations of life "to conform us to The Image Of His Son" ( Romans 8:29).

    To this end, He uses all things "to work together for good to them that love God, to them that are the called According To His Purpose" ( Romans 8:28). As we grow mature in The Lord, our Savior is Glorified. As believers in Jesus Christ it is given us "in behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His Sake" ( Philippians 1:29). (Borrowed from brother Ed Bedore) My own study:

    (2) After Paul [our #"pattern"# for Today!] prayed 3 times for his affliction, the "Answer he Received," According To The Scriptures, Was:

    "And HE [CHRIST] Said Unto me, MY GRACE Is Sufficient For thee: For MY Strength Is Made Perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory [cp] in my infirmities, that The Power Of CHRIST May Rest Upon me!" ( 2 Corinthians 12:9) cp ( 2 Corinthians 11:23-30)

    (3) Compare With GRACE Scriptures: ( Romans 5:1-5) ( Romans 8:18) ( Romans 8:26-29) ( 1 Corinthians 10:13) ( 2 Corinthians 1:3-4) ( 2 Corinthians 4:17) ( 2 Corinthians 12:9) ( Philippians 3:21)

    #"pattern"# = Paul = ( 1 Timothy 1:16) ( Philippians 4:9)

    Please Be RichlyEncouraged, Enlightened,Exhorted, and Edified in fellowship With Christ! ( 2 Timothy 2:15; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 1:3-9; Ephesians 3:9 = Grace/Mystery fellowship, today, ENDING in our resurrection 'from the dead'/rapture?)
  • SCRIPTURES ABOUT THE RAPTURE - in Reply on Mark 1
    2 Corinthians 5:10

    John 14:1-3

    Luke 10:20

    Mark 13: 32-37

    Revelation 3: 10

    Matthew 24: 1-51

    Philippians 3:20-21

    Romans 8: 18-19

    Acts 1: 7-11

    Daniel 12: 1-2

    1 Corinthians 15: 51-53

    1 Thessalonians 4: 1-18

    Revelation 12: 1-17

    Revelation 19: 1-21

    1 John 1: 3:3

    Titus 2:13

    Matthew 16:27

    Colossians 3:2-4

    Luke 21: 34-36

    James 4:8

    Ten Virgins story: Matthew 25

    John 3:16

    We must be born again at which time Jesus will give to you, The Holy Spirit.

    On this website, out on the Red Link Page; BECOME A CHRISTIAN (which means Christ Jesus Follower)

    Jesus is not escape insurance. He is the Son of God. He is the only one who can save us. So write that list of verses down on a sheet of paper and read in the Bible of them every day.

    FAITHFUL IS HE WHO MADE THESE PROMISES.

    [hey yall, don't send emails saying the word rapture is not in the Bible. I know that. It is called: CAUGHT UP or IN THE CLOUDS. Not everyone knows Greek or Hebrew. Thanks,

    Mishael
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} - in Reply on Revelation 11
    "God's Word Of Truth, Rightly Divided," Lets God "Say It":

    Part III

    The Second 'prophesied' Coming

    Rightly Divided ( 2 Timothy 2:15) From Things That DIFFER:

    The PRE-TOJT Great GRACE Departure, According to TheHeavenly'Mystery!':

    (1) Immediately After GRACE Has ENDED/ZERO signs!:

    CHRIST, As Head Of His Body, The Church, Will Descend From Heaven! ( Ephesians 1:19-23; Colossians 1:18; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

    (2) CHRIST Is Coming With A Shout, With the voice of an archangel, And With The Trump of God! ( 1 Thessalonians 4:16)

    3) God (JESUS CHRIST) Will BringWithHim {those who Were With Him In Heaven},partOf His Own, those who are "asleep In JESUS!" ( 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:21-23; 1 Thessalonians 4:13)

    (4) CHRIST Descends WithOnearchangel, Will resurrect those asleep{in 3)}First, and Then, we "which are alive and remain," {which Is A Mystery!}, will be changed/all "incorruptible, And Caught Up" together to meet The LORD in the air {NOT "all the way to the earth!"}, in the "twinkling of an eye!" ( 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:52-53)

    (5) CHRIST "Gathers His Body" To HIMSELF, to Take them To Heaven {OPPOSITE of earth}... ( 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:49; 2 Corinthians 12:2, 5:1, 2; Ephesians 1:3, 20, 2:6; Philippians 3:20; 2 Timothy 4:18)

    6)...For The Judgment Seat Of CHRIST, For HIS Heavenly Body, By The Head Himself!... ( Romans 2:6, 16, 14:10-12; 1 Corinthians 3:7-15, 4:5, 6:20; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 3:24-25)

    to be continued in:

    Part IV God's PRE-TOJT Great GRACE Departure!


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