"WORD" in Bible Discussions

  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 3:14
    Thank you Fred. I am indeed the firstborn, but don't know how that might be appropriate here. I do tend to be 'wordy', as through the years of sharing in Bible studies, one of the failures of adequate teaching has been receiving matter with little substance & studies without adequate background & explanation. Even in my 'short' responses here, I sometimes feel that I've not given the enquirer sufficient information on which to consider & form an opinion - but that's just me I guess. Thank you too for your valuable comments - I always look forward to hearing from you.
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Hebrews 3
    The scripture is directly relative to your faith. Many who are new in the faith, will not know as much as others. This is true mostly with everything we study to do. To say, which part is more applicable to you or me, would be a matter of interpretation. This is why we need to study to show thyself approved, in all things that pertain to godliness! Christ is the faith we need to understand the sign of the times! He will show you, and bring all things to remembrance that He has told you! How, I wish with todays technology, I could know that you are hearing me! Not only you but all people I speak with on the I.T.. At least Paul could send Timothy, or Silvanus to proof their faith! The media has become very sophisticated, and growing together in fellowship , we then might consul one another in these last days. I say that the word cannot have free course as a ship in the ocean! I pray that He will find a way, to make all things possible. Even the saving of mans soul!
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on John 10
    It is a well that springs up unto everlasting life. Oh, the words of Jesus!
  • Alex on Hebrews 1
    Comments by Alex about the Rapture, We are gona be caught away but its in the spritual realm ,Remember John said he was in the Spirit on the LORDS day implies he was in the Spiritual realm but he was actually on the Isle of Patmos according to his body.If we walk in the spirit we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. When Jesus said unless you receive the Kingdom of God as a lil Child you will in no wise enter there in. The Kingdom of God will come as the new birth, a lil Child.The very fact that the Kingdom of God is gonna come and be with in us ( sinners ) is the real rapture and its gonna come as a birth, a heavenly birth as we have borne the image of the EARTHY we must also bear ( birth ) the image of the heavenly a new innerman which has to be born in us via that good seed the WORD. This is the real rapture that Jesus spoke about when he said unless ya receive the Kingdom of God as a lil child you will in no wise enter there in, he was in essence saying we are gona birth our king and thats y Jesus always refered to himself as the Son of Man . There is BABY Christ in our future which can only come via his seed the WORD and that child is the Kingdom ,The Child of Promise. Thy kingdom come thy will be done is in essence th Rapture but it comes as a birth ,unless ya receive the KINGDOM OF GOD AS A LIL CHILD IS THE RAPTURE BUT ITS ALSO A BIRTH . A heavenly birth. We don't need to go anywhere Jesus plainly tells us the Kingdom is gona be within you, Its simply in the spritual realm as Jesus said that which is Born of the SPIRIT IS SPIRIT THATS THE H.G. the Kingdom of God and unless ya receive the KINGDOM OF GOD as a lil child. A lil child implies a birth . After the woman gives birth in verse 10 John says Now is come Salvation and the Kingdom of God and the power of his Christ ( her child ) which is the H.G. that is gona rule all nations as Jesus spoke about. When he the spirit of truth is come which is the H.G. TH MANCHILD IMPLING MANKINDS FRUIT UNTO GOD. GB
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on 1 John 3:14
    Chris ,are you the first born, in your family ? You are blessed with the knowledge of Christ! Speak the truth without a lot of words! you are a pillar!
  • Gary Lee - in Reply on John 10
    The King James version is the correct one. Use only the KJV. Do not trust any other version. Stay away from NIV or any other. There are errors in the new translations. Throw it in the dustbin. And get yourself a Strong's concordance based on the KJV. It will teach you the original meaning of every word. Read also John 17:6
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Hebrews 1
    If I may. The kingdom is always changing. We who believe the word know these things because of history. The prophets declared , things and events in the old testament. We see these words also from John, and apostle are the revelation, are the compilation of events that would come to pass at sometime, and or in sometime! Gods word is eternal, and God wants all people to be saved. Because of this ,our God is longsuffering and wishes non to perish. Enoch and Elijah, were translated into heaven bodily. The new testament has described this to happen again ,"one taken and another left". Christ also teaches of his coming, while he is ever present with us. Understanding his words are paramount! we should add nothing to it nor take away from it, more than it says. Christ wants us to watch, to be patient, and you to know ,that you are in the palm of His hand! Is this not enough for you and I to serve Him?
  • Gary Lee - in Reply on 2 Peter 3
    In the Greek the word [stedfastness] is [sterigmos] which means; established, strong, fixed, solid. And you can fall from being solid in Jesus or the Word. Read 2 Peter 2: 15-22 where people who have known the way have turned and followed after Baal. Their condition is now worse than before.
  • Gary Lee - in Reply on Philippians 2
    The Bible and the word of God is laid out in the form of the tabernacle or a cross. (Exodus 25).The shadow and figure of the Stature of Jesus Christ is unveiled in the detailed blueprint of the Old Testament Tabernacle, known as Moses' Tabernacle. This was the first Tabernacle, and it was a picture of the Second Tabernacle, the LORD Jesus Christ; therefore, we can find all Spiritual Principles of Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge hidden within it. There are 7 pieces of furniture in the tabernacle. The first is the Brazen Altar where the sacrifices took place. It is picture of Christ sanctifying blood sacrifice on the cross. Next in the courtyard is the laver (wash basin)or (baptism). This is God's beginning principle of growth. Every believer or nation must experience the blood, fire and water (baptism) which together makes up the foundational part of the cross. Next is the Holy place wherein is the altar of incense(prayer) , the candlesticks (knowledge, understanding, wisdom), and the table of showbread (Christ's governmental strength). then in the Holy of Holies is the ark of the covenant and the mercy seat. This is God's throne room where HE promises to commune and meet with us. SO when you read anything in the bible the word will fit on the cross(tabernacle) and teach us something specific. The old testament had a natural tabernacle but Jesus is a picture of a more perfect tabernacle.(Hebrews 9:2-11) We can learn how to grow by studying the meaning behind the furniture in Moses' tabernacle and what it represents. (Tim 3:16,17)
  • Gary Lee - in Reply on Philippians 2
    Hi Kevin. If you are referring to "let us make an in our image" then God was talking to JESUS and the Holy Spirit. In the Godhead you have the Father, Word and the Holy Spirit an these three are one. So God is 3 but operates as one as all 3 agrees when something is done. In vs 28 he says to Adam male and female to take care of all living things (animals and plants) as we know them today. So Adam male and female was the first humans created on this earth. If you wondering about Genesis 2vs7 then God is just restating how Adam was formed in Genesis 1:26. At this stage Eve was still not visible to Adam. Eve was later formed out of Adam's rib and revealed to him but she was part of him up till then. You could say that Adam was both male and female when God created him. Be careful to keep it in context. This might give creedance to the LGBTQ community stance though.
  • Chris - in Reply on Philippians 2
    Music does indeed provide much comfort & help especially in times of anxiety. Of course, with good music coupled with truthful encouraging words, then the song can truly be uplifting to one's soul & of praise to God by one's spirit.

    Music, as many things we partake in life, is dependent on the person's understanding & appreciation of it. What I like to listen to may not necessarily be another's preference. And that's fine, as good music can minister in its own special way to different people. And so to with a band: various types of music is heard & it becomes one's preference to listen to them or not. I'm not sure whether you're referring to secular bands or Christian. You need to judge whether the words & music conform to your liking & what is proper & wholesome in God's Sight. The best music I find are those that truly cause me to thank & worship God for Who He is & all He has done for me. Hymns do that for me but may not for another who has never been inclined towards them.
  • Marcus Brazil - in Reply on 2 Samuel 2
    Chris, thank you so much for your time and all you have said I think has validity. Of course my feelings about this matter are bordering on what seemingly is the lack of value of earthly lives back then. Of course this all points to that fallen angel Satan. He likes causing unbelief and doubt where he can. That's what he is doing to me. He has NOT got me to disbelieve any of God's word or weakened my faith I talked to my pastor about this and he did not have an answer for me but told me he would be trying to find a reasonable explanation for the games . If the games did in fact lessen the severity of upcoming battles then that sounds like it was worthwhile.
  • Becki marsh on 2 Timothy 2
    Thank you for allowing me to read the Bible. Google has never let me in for years. I went offline when my husband died. When I came back, I forgot my password. I'm 74 and can't recall things like I used to. So hope you mind letting me continue here, from time to time. May God bless you and your families.

    Sincerely, becki marsh
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Samuel 2
    I hope you can receive other views here Marcus, or else find further explanation & expansion of this biblical account elsewhere. It may well be that this "game" was actually a part of a greater battle that could have been pursued or prevented depending on the outcome of these 24 engaged in sword play. Not having the full story before us, leaves one speculating, so any opinion may be worthy of consideration.

    I did find the following by renowned commentator, Charles Ellicott: on verse 14: "To avoid unnecessary bloodshed between the tribes of a common parentage, and also, perhaps, to prevent the weakening of the nation in the face of their common Philistine foe, Abner proposes that the struggle should be decided by a combat between a few champions chosen on either side, and Joab immediately accepts the proposal. Hervey (Speaker's Commentary) aptly compares this combat to that of the Horatii and Curiatii, under strikingly similar circumstances and with similar results, as described by Livy (I., 100 10:25)."

    And to verse 17: "The combat of the twelve on each side having decided nothing, the two hosts joined battle. Abner and the Israelites were worsted (sic). The numbers engaged were probably not large, as the whole number of the slain was nineteen on David's side, and 360 on that of Israel (2 Samuel 2:30-31). It was, however, a turning-point in the struggle."

    These comments still don't answer your question, but I can only assume that with the lower sanctity of life of those days, particularly in times of warfare or when clear or assumed disobedience to the Law was evidenced, that the lives that could have been used in full-blown battle could also be used in any prelude to it. The question that actually came to my mind was how was it not possible that at least a couple of men could have survived this 24 man encounter, even with suffering severe injuries, but that all suffered the same fate. I guess some things we will never know.
  • Alex - in Reply on Hebrews 1
    Yes i hate to be Repititous but the Thief was baptised, made clean when he heard Jesus Words, Remember Jesus said you are made Clean by the WORD i have spoken unto you,abide in me and i in you . If any man hear my Words and keeps them my father and i will come and take our abode with him. k later
  • Becky on Isaiah 20:4
    I believe Isaiah 20 may reveal to us that we must be want and be willing to obey the Lord. For three years Isaiah walked naked and without shoes because he was told to do so by the Lord. How he must have been judged by people! Isaiah was doing the Lord's will. Likely he was judged unhinged, possibly belittled maybe shunned, uncomfortable physically without his sackcloth and shoes but this work of Isaiah was deemed to be written in the inspired word of God so we should learn from it. This somewhat reminds me of Job's ordeals. We do not know the reason for our trials. I believe Isaiah's time was roughly 750 years before Christ.

    Peace to all. Please pray for His will to be done and effort to accept it.
  • Alex - in Reply on Hebrews 1
    Alex's comments about the Thief on the Cross. He was baptised when he heard Jesus Words, remember Jesus said you are made Clean by hearing My Words . That i have spoken unto you, Aka as the Water of the WORD . That living water That Jesus explained to the woman at the well. Yes the well is deep . But Jesus was the WORD made flesh and blood thus its no wonder that the thief was made clean by hearing the WORD. Remember one of the writters says the Church has to be made clean by the water of the Word, that living water is simply the H.G . Remember John said when Jesus spoke of that living water it was the Spirit he speake of. The H.G. was not yet given b/c that Christ was not yet glorified. Thats y the Priest use to apply the blood to the tip of the right ear, It was prophetic that when the lamb of God wd come we wd be made Clean by hearing his Words which ARE spirit and life . the H.G. Our right ear is simply hearing and understanding his voice. divine understanding ,Flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you but my father in heaven which is divine understanding that living water etc. That good seed is sown in our hearts by hearing, As Mary was not penatrated by anyman but only by hearing was the good seed sown in her Womb Thats y she said be it unto me according to thy Word then was the word made flesh and blood, The living word not the written word ,as there is no blood in the written word but only in the living WORD. When Jesus said my words are spirit and life thats the living word that was made spirit and life, flesh and blood.But he wants to impregnate all of humanity with his precious seed the living Word. Thats y the prophets saw the world in travail and birth pains simply b/c of that good seed the Word ,the field being the world, our hearts being womb that is gonna birth a BABY CHRIST which is the H.G. the Child of PROMISE She brought forth a man Child that is gonna rule ALL NATIONS. WHICH IS TH H.G. that Child of promise thus he is trul the son of man
  • Marcus Brazil - in Reply on 2 Samuel 2
    Thanks so much for the reply Chris but it is not sufficient enough to relieve my feelings regarding this matter. What you say seems to be about the way I understand it. What I am saying is that this all seems like a total misuse of soldiers in battle. Each of these men that lost their lives in a "game" perhaps could have taken many lives of their enemies if allowed to fight with their weapons (swords) the way intended instead of confining them to sure death along with their adversary as I see the "rules" of the game to lead them. Is this not a silly thing to do? Were these men volunteers or was there a reason for those particular 24 being there under those circumstances? What, I ask you is ENTERTAINING about watching 12 struggles of this nature in a cesspool of death anyway? No, what I would ask some of you historians is an explanation of this mayhem. The ONLY possible reason for this is because both sides wanted to be able to provide 12 men with enough courage to meet their death this way since the other side was able to provide 12 to do so. Can anyone help me?
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Samuel 2
    This portion of Scripture isn't about "mutual suicide". We have the servants (no doubt, warriors) of Ishbosheth (pertaining to Israel) & those of David (pertaining to Judah) facing each other by the pool. The suggestion by Abner (of Israel) for their men to have some 'sword play' & had their larger bodies of warriors as spectators. Apparently, those 24 men all killed each other in this small battle & the ensuing (larger) battle that followed by the remaining armies, saw Israel losing altogether to David's army.

    So I see that the intent of these armies facing each other was to do battle, but that little insert of the 24 men sparring with each other was just the 'taster' to start the battle going & not to commit suicide.
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Psalms 92
    We war against spiritual darkness , even principalities! very important ,it is not flesh and blood! This is very good learning. You see I never know if the person I'm speaking to is real, if they know anything about God. Could this be spiritual darkness? We never know so we abide in the light of Gods word, and let the holy spirit do the rest!
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 18
    Page 1.

    Thanks for your input Bendito. The reference to 'seed' of course does mean as you suggested, but we have to allow for a wider meaning as prescribed from the Hebrew: which is, 'zera', & this includes 'child, descendant, posterity, race, etc.', as seen in other Scriptures showing this (e.g. Genesis 12:7 & others).

    So we could read as you state that the Embryo that was Jesus in Mary's womb, was of her seed coupled with the Divine, or as I believe, that she only carried God's Seed to be brought out into the world. If she supplied her seed for the Word of God to become flesh, then Jesus would have been tainted with the sinful nature of humanity as I don't believe that Mary was sinless. To say that Jesus wouldn't have been so tainted then denies the transmission of the sin nature throughout humanity. Now I know that some believe that Jesus was born with a sin nature & during His testings with Satan & throughout His earthly sojourn, He resisted Satan so that He wouldn't feed that Nature & commit sin. I don't know if you subscribe to this view, but I believe that Jesus didn't have such a nature but His testings from Satan were to instil such a nature in Him as was done to Adam & Eve.

    You also state: "Else he would have not truly been the Son of Man, but another life form." I couldn't quite get my head around this one: I understand that a human being can only be one from both the male & female contributions. If one part was of the Divine & the other human, does this also constitute a human being? Or, if both parts were Divine, could a human be formed in such manner? Or seen in another way, if God could create Adam from dust & Eve from his rib, can God not produce another human only from His compilation of seed(s)?
  • Alex - in Reply on Ezekiel 18
    Comments by Alex on Ezekiel 18 : 20 which is True as it gets , the best scripture for Original sin,But what Ezek. does not tell ya is Israel cd not keep the law for long Father and Son a like they both died in their own sins, But God Promised them if they wd keep the law they wd not die.But here is where Original sin comes in, Original sin made them ALL VERY CORRUPTIBLE, Thats y God called then backsliding Israel. There was none righteous no not one .the law was the ministration of death . But if they wd keep the law they wd live but they wd get bit Remember the serpents ,God told em to build a bronze serpent and if they wd behold that bronze serpent they wd live EVEN THO THEY GOT BIT. Which was prophetic of Christ that wd be lifted up so that if we sin there wd be no condemnation . God knew that Israel wanted to keep the law but b/c of their old adamic nature ,satans head, Original sin made them corruptible and thats y we must be BORNAGAIN of an incorruptible seed etc. Even by the words of God ,But Ezek was so right every person died for their own sins. But b/c of Original sin they were easily corrupted which was Adams stain and spot . But when that new covenant is mediated it gonna be impossible to sin as them that are born of God CANNOT SIN, which is our new heart and new spirit. Christ in us. he is our bronze serpent ,If i be LIFTED UP i will draw ALL men unto me. The spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death, Snake bite and death. What the law cd not do in that it was weak thru the flesh God had to send his son to condemn sin in the flesh via that good seed th word the contents of that book. In the volume of the book it is written of ME i delight to do thy will O GOD...TO MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO SIN THUS FULFILLING THE LAW. k later
  • Adam - in Reply on Ezekiel 18

    Which is more credible: God's Word direct from the source, or someone else's interpretation it?

    And what exactly are you taught about original sin? Do you think whatever you're taught is somehow more correct than Ezekiel? The Bible doesn't contradict itself, only man has contradictory interpretations of it sometimes. In Ezekiel 18:20 it says we don't bear the iniquity of the father- is that the verse that doesn't seem consistent with what you were told? I personally don't see any evidence in the Bible that we are punished for others' sins. However, God changed the way he decided to deal wtih mankind based on Adam & Eve eating the fruit, but that's not exactly being punished for sin.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Deuteronomy 18
    My belief is that Mary, by the grace of God, supplied the ovum necessary for the Word to become flesh. Else he would have not truly been the Son of Man, but another life form.

    According to scripture, Jesus Christ would be the seed of the woman, the root of Jesse, the seed of Abraham, made like unto his brethren, the root and offspring of David.

    And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. (Genesis 3:15)

    Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

    And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. (Isaiah 11:10)

    For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. (Hebrews 2:16-17)

    I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. (Revelation 22:16)
  • CHARLEY on John 2
    In the beginning was the word and the word was with god and the word was god

    John 1-1. John 1-14 and the wod was made flesh and dwelt among us.

    hell awaits those on these comments who deny the deity of jesus christ.

    Isaiah 9-6, Isaiah 7-14, John 8-58,john14-6, Colossians 2-9, rev22-13. repent of your

    foolish false doctrine.
  • I love reading Gods word the Bible and have been helped

    So much over the years and more than ever . Jesus is real to me , yet as I have learned I have witnessed that so many really don't know him , deception is massive and worse than ever . I have great experiences with God on a daily basis , yet so few have this , not people that I have met any how . The discussions on this web site do not help me , I'm not sure if sharing is worth it either . I'm quite happy with my experience with God and staying strong in the word and prayer is essential. The promises of God are worth more than fine gold .

    I'm not complaining or anything but I do not desire conflicts either . But so many of you are deceived and don't know it .

    My the Good lord be merciful to you if you are able to receive it ! God bless you all ! Bob
  • Chris - in Reply on Micah 6:8
    I hear what you're asking, but I don't think relationships, whether intimate or not, are so 'cut & dry'. Apart from the woman's feelings & permissions, the man has to conduct himself in a pure manner before God & within himself. What the Lord states in His Word is always clear & should be adhered to concerning our thoughts & acts towards another. The word 'lust' is not just a desire for something, it is something so deep that it consumes our thoughts, our actions, indeed affects our whole being. Lust for anything, whether for another person or something else, is wrong, & demonstrates a misplaced & imbalanced desire. And in the sexual realm, if allowed to grow, it can become very gripping & consuming, which is sin.

    When it comes to ourselves, we have to determine whether it is a genuine love or lust we have, whether our feelings towards another that's engaging our minds conform to the pattern laid out for us in the Word, even if the woman is unaware of our feelings. If your desire is genuine, i.e. you sense love deep in your heart or from some confirmation by the Spirit, then it is appropriate to make it known to the woman. Of course, if she is already 'taken' or has indicated that she doesn't want to pursue any contact with you at that level, then you would have to submit to it & leave her alone without pressuring her. It comes down to whether in any relationship, we want to please the Lord in our desire & behaviour. So if the relationship is not to be, are we prepared to let go of it & believe that God has prevented it for some reason, having something else or something better for us? And in time, we may just see the Wisdom of God in all this, as to those who are indeed His precious children to whom He gives His best.
  • Chris - in Reply on Exodus 4
    Yes, this is a difficult verse to place, given the context of the other verses around it. It is understood that God is now dealing with Moses on another issue. The first matter was about Moses giving excuses as to why he could not approach Pharaoh & speak God's Word to him. Moses eventually agreed to do it, given that Aaron would be his mouthpiece.

    Then in verse 24, we find that God had some reason for taking Moses' life. It wasn't about the former matter but about Moses' neglect in circumcising his son. It may be because of his marriage to the Midianitish woman, Zipporah, & some issue of circumcision had come up that caused him to overlook or refuse to do this act. There could have been other (negative) dealings by God on this family as well, which then compelled Zipporah to take matter into her own hands (so to speak) & do the circumcising herself. Whatever it was, God seemed appeased by Zipporah's actions, that which Moses had failed to perform.
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 31
    This song of Moses is given in the next chapter, Deuteronomy 32:1-43. Sometimes, to help God's Word to be held in memory in a better way & also to be passed onto succeeding generations, songs were employed.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 16:23
    John Carrols question was answered by a Michael. He errs on this subject. Although abstaining from 'things' and indulging heartily in the scriptures is of great value to the individual, it is not a fast. When Jesus speaks of fasting, it refers solely to food of any kind. No where in scripture is there a different meaning. If you are going to read the Bible, refrain from trying to decode its words. That's a big problem today, thinking we can change scripture the way we want it to mean. I have fasted many times, and the spiritual benefits from doing so, is difficult to convey to others. If you want to fast, read what Jesus says to do, and just do it.

    And, remember this, prayer is a big part of your fast. Again, words of Christ. May he bless and guide you as you hunger for more of his blessings.

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