"PEACE" in Bible Discussions

 
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on 1 John 4:3
    Dear Brother Rob, God bless you

    So who or what (I do not know which to use in this case) is Jesus Christ? Please speak clearly.

    Peace & Love in Christ
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on John 1
    God bless you brother Chris

    Thank you for taking the effort to reply to my comment. Everything else aside, I appreciate your time. (You mentioned a previous conversation; perhaps you are confusing me with someone else, unless you mean that one comment about whether there are still prophets.)

    Let us just be careful: Ecclesiastes 6:11 The more words, the less meaning. You wrote a lot but I do not see much which is relevant to the topic at hand. I never denied Jesus Christ His deity. In contrast, I think Trinitarians deny His deity. I clearly said that Jesus Christ is the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Trinitarians say He is not the Father or the Holy Ghost. Actually I should level the denying deity accusation at YOU!

    You say that the man Jesus could not be a sacrifice for sins. You say it has to be God that is the sacrifice. I do not understand your reasoning. The reason why the animal sacrifice had to be done yearly is because the sinner is not cleaned of his sin. He is still a sinner. He will walk away and sin again. The animal was a yearly covering for the sin. So the important thing is not the sacrifice. The important thing it that the sinner should not be a sinner any more. That is what the Holy Ghost does for us. We are washed once in the blood of Jesus, and then we can be filled with the Holy Spirit. I do not see why you say it is of no use that God create a human being to be the sacrifice. Sinlessness is the key.

    Peace & Love to you. May God allow us all to know Him intimately.
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on John 1
    God bless you brother Adam

    Thank you for you reply. To respond to your comments:

    You ask where in the Bible does it say Jesus Christ is the name of the Father. The answer is: (directly) Isaiah 9:6 - He (Christ) shall be called the Father /// (indirectly) Acts 2:38 - Jesus Christ said to baptize in the name of the Father; the apostles baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.

    You quote 1John 5:7. With all due respect, if you look it up, you will find that that verse was not in the Bible originally. The apostle John did not write it. Rather it was an addition by someone else around the year 1500.

    You quote John 10:30, John 1:1, John 1:14: The spirit in Jesus is God. So of course Jesus can say that the Father and I are one. When a man says "I know", is it the body that knows? No, it is the spirit in the man that knows. Jesus Christ and God are one Spirit. /// The Word which was with God and became flesh is the Christ (a Spirit). Not the baby born in Bethlehem, but the Spirit inside that body.

    You ask if Jesus prayed to Himself: That is absurd. The body called Jesus prayed to His Father whose Spirit was dwelling in Jesus just like it dwells in all sons and daughters of God.

    You speak about Christians believing literally what the Bible says: This is NOT true. Think about things like female Christians cutting off their hair. Christians taking the Lord's Supper in the morning. Taking leavened bread instead of unleavened. Using juice instead of wine. Think about Christians not doing footwashing. Think about Christians saying it is okay to be gay. Saying it is okay for a woman to be a preacher. God have mercy upon us all.

    Lastly, you ask about my motive: That is probably the hardest of your comments to respond to... To see if someone will be able to accept it.

    Peace & Love in Christ
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Dear Sister Shirley; God bless you

    What is the beast? It is what takes you away from God. What takes you to God? The Holy Ghost - the Seal of God. What is the mark of the beast? It is unbelief. Unbelief is the unpardonable sin. You must believe to have forgiveness. You cannot be forgiven of unbelief. What is the mark in the forehead? The forehead is the seat of reasoning. Reasoning is to take us to God. The mark of unbelief is the worst thing you can have on your forehead. It is unforgivable.

    Peace & Love
  • HugoZyl - in Reply on Matthew 27
    God bless you brother Rob

    Here are two verses which directly call Jesus God: John20:28 2Peter1:1

    Peace & Love in Christ
  • Mishael - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Matthew 18:19-20

    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. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, THERE AM I, in the midst of them.

    I join my prayer and ask the Lord to send angelic ministers to watch over your grandparents: keep them safe, prevent hazards and accidents, to believe the Bible and trust in God and be kind to each other.

    Give your peace to this child that she can rest in your love and care. In the Name of Jesus.
  • Rob on 2 Timothy 3
    My only standard is the Bible my only teacher is the Holy Spirit !

    I'm not interested in any other !

    Praise to the Lord , In quite satisfied. With a hope and peaceful life !
  • Creamation and bodies destroyed by accident on Matthew 7
    What happens To Our Bodies -

    Revelation 20:13

    And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

    If God knows where every body is, in the sea,

    I'm sure He knows where people's cremated remains are. ( which contain some bone)

    Be at peace In your mind. Mishael
  • A prayer for David on Revelation 22:19
    Heavenly Father, I pray that you will cover this problem with your loving hand. While my mind is confused and struggles to find the right path, I know that you can heal any situation. Bring your peace and hope to my life. Hold me close to you so that my heart and mind may be kept safe. I pray that you will use the power of your truth to transform any darkness into your love and light. You are my fortress and my place of refuge. In times of difficulties, I turn to you for protection from harm. Thank you for protecting me and giving me your blessings in my life , Amen.
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 1
    Sounds like you need a change of scenery. Our flesh is our biggest obstacle. We develop bad habits that will persuade us to think that we deserve something that is probably not what the spirit of God wants or can use. When you give yourself to Christ, that's when the holy spirit starts its work. We should never frustrate the holy spirit, but if we do, He will forgive us and show us another way! The first thing that will happen, is the same thing that happened to Christ. When you truly give yourself to Christ, Satan will be right there ready to tempt you. Just like Christ we must confront evil with good. The word of God! The only way that we can live in the spirit is believing that Christ died and rose again , and that his spirit will live in you! That's it. very simple, right? No, its not simple! We live in a world ruled by Satan. We cannot overcome Satan unless we are IN CHRIST! Peace is one of many blessings you will receive. If you have no peace, than you are probably not in the spirit of God!
  • Angella on Psalms 103
    Gods mercy endures for ever means it does not matter how much we mess up or how many times we turn our backs on Him as long as we go to Him and confess our sins and ask for His forgiveness He will forgive us. God loves all of us. He created all of us and He loves each of us unconditionally and wants us to embrace that love and share it with others. I mess up so many , many times in my life, friends at times find it hard to forgive me but when I go to God and confess my sins He does not ask me why I sin again just forgives me and give me His peace.Today is a new day to go to Him and tell Him all about your concerns no matter if they are big or small, no matter what it is He will hear and answer you.. no matter if your friends turn their backs on you, God will NEVER, EVER turn His back on you. He loves you and I too much that is why He went o calvary and died for our sins so we can be forgiven. Today us a good day to try Him for yourself. God bless.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 22:19
    Your comment is appreciated Hugo. Indeed, the Church has been blessed with many gifted with abilities from God. And prophecy was one of them. Some would argue the prophetical content of those so gifted: are they establishing the published prophecies in the Word, or are they proclaiming something added to existing prophecies, or even something totally new as some have been prophesying on future events from present news. To this, I am very concerned & of course, the truth of the prophecy can be verified by its outcome: Deuteronomy 18:20-22.

    The Bible, in totality, is God's Word, past, present & future, to mankind. Prophets in the past have received God's Word directly to them which they have faithfully passed on. Others such as the apostles, in the new Church age, took up those prophecies & shed further light on them as they were led of the Spirit. Sometimes, they declared a 'mystery', something which was not revealed or clearly seen before (e.g. Romans 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:51, 2 Thessalonians 2:7, & others). And the union of believing Jew & Gentile in Christ's Church is seen today in full measure.

    In the Church now, which has the whole counsel of God in the Word & by His Spirit, any prophetical utterance has to be seen & tested by what has already been revealed. The fear that I expressed concerns the volume of cults & other God-centric religions that proclaim & prophesy matters that are not in the Bible, even anti-biblical & anti-Christian in content. And we also have a plethora of those who want to tingle our ears with something new so that we might be drawn to their 'prophecies or delusions', even donating money to keep their ministry going & our accepting them as fact rather than seeing them as 'an opinion', yet to be verified. Where is that "one prophet" of God out of a 1000 false ones that will make our hearts & spirits burn with joy & hope, rather than tingle our ears with nonsense? Blessings & peace on you too brother.
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on 1 John 1
    God bless you 1

    To add to the suggestions already made... Remember that there is only Life or Death. Life is the Holy Spirit. Death is not having the Holy Spirit. So my question for you is: Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed?

    Just repentance is NOT enough. You must be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, and receive the Holy Spirit. Then you have Life. Then you are free. Then you have the seal of God. Then you belong to God.

    Peace & Love in Christ
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on Matthew 28
    God bless you brother Albert

    I agree with you 100%. It is not often that you hear someone saying the great truth that Jesus Christ is the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. May I ask where did you learn this?

    For me, I listened to the preaching of William Branham to get the revelation of baptism. Oh what a wonderful time that was in my life! Being filled with truth - and knowing that you know it is Thus Sayeth The Lord. Hallelujah!

    Peace & Love in Christ
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on Matthew 5
    God bless you sister Rachel

    It is a harsh thing to go through, but the truth is the truth. As long as your husband lives you can not marry again. If you do that, you will be living as an adulterous woman.

    It is not nice to have to write about it. It is not nice to have to think about it. It is not nice to have to accept it. But it is the truth.

    We are freed from sin, but still responsible. If you as a Christian steal something, you have to go and give it back. If you as a Christian have a living partner, you cannot marry someone else.

    Peace & Love in Christ
  • Mishael - in Reply on Revelation 12
    My heart goes out to you. I have a friend in Jesus who is going through a similar situation.

    He has this video on YouTube and I hope you'll watch it. I do when I'm missing my mom and dad intensely.

    I pray for this man who went to the same Church as me. I'm praying on knees for him as you and your family do. Let's believe for the best outcomes. The body of Christ will BM all be going to heaven soon. We will all be together again. Be at peace.

    Watch: Carman, select The Third Heaven.

    The beginning is shocking; but it is the ending that Makes your heart beat faster.

    God hold your hand, in Jesus Name.
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 14
    God bless you sister Mary

    There have been different movements in Church history.

    From about 1500 we have the Lutheran churches who just believe that you are saved by faith, and do not need to live a holy life. From about 1700 we have the Wesleyan churches who believe you must also live a holy life. From about 1900 we have the Pentecostal churches which believe that after faith, and holiness, comes the Holy Ghost as a seperate event in your life.

    These latter churches would emphasize speaking in tongues. Some even go so far as to say that speaking in tongues is the evidence of the Holy Ghost baptism. That is not true thought; Jesus said that when the Holy Ghost comes He will teach us in all things. So the evidence for the Holy Spirit is to accept the truth when it comes to you.

    Peace & Love in Christ
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 17
    Page 2.

    I would probably first air this matter out with the pastor - have a private talk in his offices & preferably with another Church leader as witness, so that your observations, concerns & fears may be brought to him. How he responds to this & the changes that take place subsequent to your meeting, should guide you for your future within that congregation. I can see that you do value the ministry there, but these subtle goings on, can be unnerving & impede your ministry & personal growth. I'm sure you've brought all this before the Lord & would expect that the pastor would do likewise so that all parties can agree that only the Lord can bring clarity, focus & healing.

    May the Lord truly guide you in this & give you His Peace & direction for the days ahead.
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on Revelation 22:19
    God bless you brother Chris

    You speak devoutly but we must not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Ephesians 4:11 clearly tells us that there are still prophets in the Church age. There may be 1,000 false prophets, but there will also be 1 who truly has received the office of being a prophet from Almighty God.

    Let us get the Holy Spirit and then we can not be deceived.

    Peace & Love in Christ
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on Psalms 119:18
    God bless you JR

    To get baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ is a wonderful thing. Afterward you have to consecrate you life, praying every day to receive the Holy Ghost.

    But remember that before you get baptized you must have repented of your sin. That includes going to the people you know and asking them to forgive you if you have done anything wrong to them. It does not matter whether you know of something wrong you did to them or not. Go to everyone you know and tell them that you have given your life to Jesus Christ and now you are asking them to forgive you if you did something wrong to them.

    Peace and Love in Christ
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on Hebrews 1
    God bless you brother Rob

    There is a big difference between Jesus and the Lord Jesus Christ. Saying Jesus is not the Word of God is 100% correct. Jesus is the name of a human body. Jesus Christ refers to the Divine which became manifested in such a way that we can interact with It just like you interact with your wife or children. This manifested Divinity is also called the Word.

    Peace & Love in Christ
  • Mishael - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Ask the Lord to send you some angelic help to keep the home calm and to force that spirit of chaos to leave and not return! In Jesus Name. Thanks to the Lord, often.

    He is worth to receive praise and honor.

    You agree and pray the same thing. Bind Chaos and send it into outer darkness in Jesus Name. Release the peace and the favor of God to come into this situation.

    "I will keep in Perfect Peace, whose Mind is stayed on Me". Keep saying that.

    Go through the Psalms and find other verses about peace.

    I agree with you for a good report from the doctors. With my faith in God I ask that you heal this disease and cause it to dry up and die at the root. We give You, our Lord and Savior, all of our praise and worship to the Name of Jesus! Every knee and disease must bow to the holy Name of Jesus!

    I receive Your healing touch. Amen.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Dear Jesus, I ask for you to consider me at this time. You know the problems with the people who live near us. You know the whole situation. I'm reminded of the scriptures: "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies" (Psalms 23:5). How true this feels. Dear Jesus, please help me! The enemy keeps trying to strike me with fear about these people. The enemy keeps trying to come around and spit out lies to make me afraid. Lord Jesus! I'm a Christian! I'm an adopted child of yours, so please intervene!

    Position guardian angels around our living place and stand guard between us and them. Let thy Holy Ghost be guarding us day and night spiritually from whatever they are doing in their own area. No matter what we hear or see, protect us!

    Please God,

    destroy any bondage, strong holds or spirit of fear trying to be built up between us and them: break it in Jesus powerful name.

    I pray the Holy blood of Jesus Christ between us and them. I pray for God almighty to intervene and cause resolution.

    I proclaim that this place belongs to Jesus Christ [YESHUA] the Biblical Messiah!

    I proclaim that I'm a Christian who will be kept safe in Jesus!

    Help me to remember that you are the Almighty God, and you are more than capable in keeping us safe spiritually and physically. Strengthen me, that every time they come up in my mind I can stand strong in your name against all lies, anxieties and fears, and quickly forget about the situation, knowing it's in your hands. Wipe these people off of my mind please Jesus, so that I may have the peace in this situation that I know you want me to have. In the Name of Jesus I command all harassing spirits to leave and go into dry hot places. I plead the blood of Jesus over everyone and everything of mine.I choose to have faith, not fear.I choose to have faith that you will do these things for me, help me be patient with your works.In Jesus Christ name I pray

    Pray this every day till it stops
  • SUICIDE and SPIRITUAL DEATH - in Reply on Psalms 23
    If they die in their sins, they will go to hell.

    The person is depressed, fearful, tormented in mind and emotions; they do not know if God even cares about them.

    No one likes to talk about this. I do. That person is oppressed by demons that are sent, to take that person to hell. Satan is the author of confusion. Depression demons usually have Death in tow. Only a praying Christian can STOP IT. Our prayers can drive out any demon that raises its head To challenge us. You bind that demons works and cast it into outer darkness in Jesus Name! And you ASK GOD to release the angels of heaven to encircle that person with light and peace. Quote Psalms 91 and 51. Every day. Don't stop.

    Suicide dot Org is for military but it's easily remembered; to go to to find resources.

    Me: write the persons name on sticky notes and give them to praying grandmothers at several churches. Praying grandmoms look like big ole drill sergeants, spiritually. Never disdain elderly church mothers. Hug them!

    They know how to release some fire from heaven. Praise God!

    Since it is not addressed much in Church; Google search: 'suicide Bible'. Find a Christian church that has this teaching. No frills, no personalities: just Bible. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you!!!

    Note to all Churches and Pastors: TEACH people that the devil doesn't wear a red costume and say Boo. He hates God and especially people whom God loves. Even people with both arms covered in need marks! TEACH spiritual warfare! Even churched kids get in trouble and need a prayer that could knock asteroids off course.

    Put away your notebook of old trusty sermons, and get hooked into the Holy Spirit who delivers fresh manna and Meat, every meal. Skip some meals and go sit in an actual closet with the Holy Spirit. Ask for NEW FOOD. Pray for your sheep! Even those out wandering off into Apostacy! Ask for fresh Anointing. Groan till you get it.

    Stand up for Jesus. Kick in Satans teeth.

    Mishael
  • What happens To Our Bodies - in Reply on Acts 2:38
    Revelation 20:13

    And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

    If God knows where every body is, in the sea,

    I'm sure He knows where people's cremated remains are. ( which contain some bone)

    Be at peace In your mind. Mishael
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 1:9
    Proverbs 16:7, "When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him."

    Maddie, even though this Proverb may not seem relevant, I think it shows us that if we please the Lord by doing his Will & exuding Christ-likeness, then even our enemies will not be able to deny our position & of those who can rationalize this new behaviour, will confess that it is the Lord Who hath done this.

    I'm sure your parents never thought ill of you, rather it was your desire to present yourself in the best light to them. What matters, as you say, is how God sees you - His precious child, & this is all that matters - He will take care of the rest - even using your life & words to testify of His goodness.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 1
    Just to add to the other good comments given. When you have truly repented (deep contrition for our sins against a Holy God & against man) & found forgiveness that is promised from God's Word (1 John 1:9), then you are indeed in a right standing in God's Eyes (Ephesians 1:3-6). If after what you have done & God has promised to do for you & in you, you still feel guilt over those sins & have no joy or peace, it seems that you have not left those sins at the foot of the cross (i.e. laid your sins upon Jesus Who came for this very purpose).

    You need to determine in your heart & mind to leave them behind at the Cross & trust God for doing this & accepting you. Do you have a real sense of the Holy Spirit in you working in some ways to confirm the holy transaction that has been done? Or is this teaching of the Spirit still a mystery & an absence in your experience? Are you prepared to stand on God's Word, believing in what it says to you, or rather wanting your mind to believe & dwell on things that are past, that which was forgiven & forgotten? Sometimes the memory of our past sins can remain with us, but they shouldn't cause us to doubt God anymore, thus losing our joy & peace.

    One also needs to be conscious of the lion that prowls, Satan, the enemy of God & of your soul. He not only blinds & deceives the world to disbelieve in God, but more so, attacks God's children in many ways. And one way is to create doubt (as he did with Adam & Eve) & fear. It may be that he is reaching out to you in this way to keep you bound, restless, & removing the peace that you should be enjoying. At those times at night, call out to your Heavenly Father, claim His promises to you & command the spirit of fear to depart. In your waking hours, stay alert by attending to the Word of God & prayer - Satan hates it when we do that & the Spirit of God will minister to you.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Psalms 122
    The beginning of trust is believing God is who He says He is and the completion of trust is when we make God our Lord by completely surrendering all that we are and have - ourselves, our occupation, our resources, our time, and our families to God.

    Proverbs 3:5 says, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. However, in real life, most of us have a hard time trusting God completely at one time or another. We need to trust God with His ways and His timing for our life. We need to Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

    In order to trust God completely, we need to make Him the Lord of our life. But many of us do not want to give control of our lives over to another. At the first sign of any difficulty, we think that God must not love us because He is permitting this difficulty to happen. We need to remember that we do not see the big picture as God does. God may be waiting for a part of the picture to develop that is not yet ready and that includes us. Help us to trust you.

    We need to keep trusting God regardless of what is happening around us, even if things seem hopeless. We need to keep our eyes on Him rather than on our problem. He will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Him: because he trust in Him (Isaiah 26:3). God is very aware of each thing that is happening to you. We need to turn control completely over to our heavenly Father and stop trying to figure out a solution ourselves.

    Again, click on the Discussions Or Questions Links, and JOIN ME in the room. You can just watch if you don't feel like commenting. Nobody can tell if someone is in there. Your presence is anonymous.

    Lord Jesus, please help David to take this step towards You, and to be a part of the body of Christ. We all need each other and we need our brother, David.

    Mishael

    I will be looking for you :)
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 3
    Your testimony Rob, was heartening to read, showing that in spite of your efforts, it took the blessed work of God's Spirit to make the difference to bring you to the points of acknowledgement , conviction & true cleansing. This old hymn immediately came to mind, which I think you may know:

    1

    I know not why God's wondrous grace

    To me He hath made known,

    Nor why, unworthy as I am

    He claimed me for His own.



    Refrain

    But "I know Whom I have believed

    And am persuaded that He is able

    To keep that which I've committed

    Unto Him against that day."

    2

    I know not how this saving faith

    To me He did impart,

    Nor how believing in His word

    Wrought peace within my heart.

    3

    I know not how the Spirit moves,

    Convincing men of sin,

    Revealing Jesus through the Word,

    Creating faith in Him.

    4

    I know not what of good or ill

    May be reserved for me,

    Of weary ways or golden days,

    Before His face I see.

    5

    I know not when my Lord may come,

    At night or noon-day fair,

    Nor if I'll walk the vale with Him,

    Or "meet Him in the air."

    May the joy of your salvation be your ever-present experience.
  • Hindering Influences and the Great Falling Away - in Reply on Romans 3
    When in doubt read the Commentary:

    Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:2

    2:2 Be not shaken in mind - In judgment. Or terrified - As those easily are who are immoderately fond of knowing future things. Neither by any pretended revelation from the Spirit, nor by pretence of any word spoken by me. (Paul the Apostle)

    People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:2

    2Th 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled. Be not agitated, or in distress. Neither by spirit. By some one who says he has a revelation of the Spirit. Nor by word, nor by letter AS FROM US. Nor by one who claims to quote a word or letter FROM US. It is thought that a FORGED letter had been circulated to which Paul alludes. In the close of this Epistle he shows how his letters may be known to be genuine. Some suppose, however, that by "letter" he refers to an incorrect interpretation which was placed on his first letter.

    I notice that verse 3 seems to bear up, what Paul said in verse 2. We need to remember that Paul was probably incarcerated at this time.

    The Falling Away of the Church is going on right now in the world. Lots of things happening to distract us and keep us preoccupied with a world going mad.

    Verse 7: The Holy Spirit is restraining the Reveal of Antichrist, until God the Father takes Him out of the way.

    This is not a good time to be backsliding or having one last fling.

    We were told to have our lamps full of the Oil of the Holy Spirit and to be listening and looking for the Bridegroom.

    If you have any unsaved loved ones; now is the time to urge them to come to Jesus now, and not Harden their hearts. Make your peace, forgive Everyone and say goodbye. We're that close.

    Mishael


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