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  • BSP on James 1
    Verse 19-We must be quick to listen and really listen for the answers to any questions that we may ask. We need to listen in a kind way.
  • BSP on James 1
    Verse 25-When we look into the Bible and really meditate and apply what we are learning then we will be happy if we continue doing these things.
  • Freddieo on James 1
    We went looking for a tree, to put in our yard. It was interesting how they wrap burlap around the root structure and can preserve it until the next planting. It transformed my thinking of how the old testament talked about trees planted along rivers of water and how great they could become. Trees have to be one of Gods most profound creations. Their roots run deep and become the actual size of the tree itself. When you see a tree you are looking at the root structure in the ground. When we first come to faith our faith is like a grain of mustard seed. The faith that will grow into the very tree that the fowls of the air shall abide in. The shade that will produce and allow others to rest in! Unwrap the burlap that surrounds your seed. Plant yourself in the word of God, so you might grow into that mighty tree! If you think it is to late to plant remember that He is also able to graft you into himself, that you and I might live in Him forever. This is the tree of life found in Jesus Christ!
  • Sunday Levinus Alaka on James 1:3
    It is faith plus the test plus patience that complete the process of coming to holiness, because that is what the trial is designed to do. The trial of our faith is to bring us to holiness, but if we lack patience, the process is going to be short circuited.
  • Jim on James 1
    If you are religious, and bridieth not his tongue deceivers his own heart and his religion is in vain. Jame 1 - 26
  • Stanjett on James 1:5
    There is only one unforgivable sin. Cursing the holy spirit . Matthew 12:31
  • Marilyn dickinson on James 1:2
    i would like to know what it means, the tree of life, and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the Nations, what does this really mean i would like to know please, this is out of the book of Revelation ch.22, verse.2.
  • WHAT GOD LIKES ABOUT USMishael - in Reply on James 1:2
    Please study these comments yourself in Genesis.

    There were 2 Trees in the Garden of Eden.

    Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

    Their spiritual connection to God was severed. Jesus eventually came to restore that connection to His born again Believers.

    The Godhead (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) discussed together how to protect the Tree of Life. If Adam and Eve ate of that one, they would live forever in a sinful state.

    The Garden was protected and Adam and Eve were driven from the Garden.

    Later, you will see that God had moved the Tree of Life to Heaven.

    As far as I know, no archaeologists have ever dug down and found the remains of the Garden of Eden. Most humans have a conscience about good and evil, even if some choose to be contrary.

    Revelation 22

    1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

    2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the TREE OF LIFE, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the NATIONS.

    3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

    Comment: some scholars believe that we'll need the leaves for illnesses and physical deformities, but I don't think so. We'll obtain our new transformed bodies in the clouds with Jesus during the Rapture.

    My guess would be for the diversity of people going to heaven; like races, cultures.

    When you view the diversity of nature and animals, birds, etc. It makes sense to me that the Lord would desire the diversity of humans. Who wants to look at one color, one race, one kind of music, one kind of cuisine, etc. Who wants to eat Cheerios every day for a thousand years? Do you see my thoughts?

    Heaven, my friends, is going to be FUN!!

    Wrap your head around that ok.

    Study what God likes.
  • Colleen oliver on James 1:2
    Which son of Noah is responsible for the black race? Was it a curse put on him?
  • Aretha - in Reply on James 1:5
    Shem. Black people are the Israelites of the Bible. If you have a Facebook you can search the Israel of God, Riverdale, Illinois and all questions are answered through the King James Version You can also YouTube Israel of God video "Colors". The teacher is Henry Buie
  • Keynayoka B Benton - in Reply on James 1:5
    There is no where in the bible that speaks of a man skin color. People assume because the Israelites was in slaved in Egypt which is in Africa that they were black. The Israelites were a multitude of different people and nationality just as Christians are today. The Israelites was from the land of Israel and Judah which they fled to Egypt because of the famine that God had placed on them because of their disobedience and their failure to repent. They fled to Egypt because they know that Joseph was there and that he had power and he would welcome them there. But when Joseph died the Israelites started living the lifestyle of the Egyptians and neglecting God again, so God allowed them to be put into Slavery as a punishment just like he sent the famine back in Israel. Even after the Israelites was freed from slavery they was suppose to only send 40 days in the wilderness but because they lack of faith and complaining it turned into 40 years. They even tried to go back to Egypt and also they started building golden images to wordship after all God had done for them. Its plenty of more situation in the bible where the Hebrews, the Israelites, the Jews had to suffer punishment from God because of their unwillingness to trust and follow God. Sad to say we as Modern Day Christians are following the same path that they went through.

    Israelites were a group of people that God chose and he gave them the responsibility to spread the message about Jesus Christ coming to die and to redeem them from sin. Today as Christians its our responsibility to share to the world about the love Jesus and his second coming so that everyone can be saved and have eternal life.

    Please Note: Israelites Slavery and Black Slavery is not the same type of slavery. Israelites was in a Spiritual Slavery because of the disobedience to God and not doing his will. Black Slavery was man desire to control another race of people for financial gain.
  • Was Noah39s Son HAM Black and Cursed - in Reply on James 1:2
    Cain was cursed. Not Noah or his sons.

    Sons of Noah: Shem, Ham and Japheth

    The Genesis flood narrative tells how Noah and his three sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, together with their wives, were saved from the Deluge to repopulate the Earth. ... In chapter 11 verses 10-26 a second list of descendants of Shem names Abraham and thus the Israelites (Jesus).

    In the Book of Jubilees (160-150 BC) the names of the wives of Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth are as follows:

    * Wife of NOAH - Emzara.

    * Wife of Shem - Sedeqetelebab.

    * Wife of Ham - Na'eltama'uk.

    * Wife of Japheth - Adataneses.

    In the Biblical view, the listed children of Japheth, Shem and Ham (allegedly) correspond to various historic nations and peoples. In the typical interpretation, these sons of Noah correspond to three races: European, Semitic, and African. Alternate divisions claim Euro-Asian Japhet, Semitic Shem, and Afro-Asian Ham.

    The Genesis Rabba midrash lists Naamah, the daughter of Lamech and sister of Tubal-Cain, as the wife of Noah, as does the 11th-century Jewish commentator Rashi in his commentary on Genesis 4:22.

    In the medieval midrash Parry, J. H. (ed.). "5:15". Book of Jasher. Translated by Moses, Samuel., the name of Noah's wife is said to be Naamah, daughter of Enoch.

    Since the 17th century a number of suggestions have been made that relate the name Ham to a Hebrew word for "burnt", "black" or "hot", to the Egyptian word m for "servant" or the word m for "majesty" or the Egyptian word kmt for "Egypt".[4] A 2004 review of David Goldenberg's The Curse of Ham: Race and Slavery in Early Judaism, Christianity and Islam (2003) states that Goldenberg "argues persuasively that the biblical name Ham bears no relationship at all to the notion of blackness and as of now is of UNKNOWN (color) etymology.

    You asked, now you can do some googling on where Ham lived and why people think he was black? I think he was dark because of the sun exposure; he lived in Egypt.

    Mishael
  • MANKIND CAME FROM DUST - in Reply on James 1:2
    Back in Genesis chapter 1, God formed Adam from DUST. Eve was taken from Adams rib, and God made Woman.

    All colors of people's came from DUST!!!

    From the beginning until the End.

    If people are HELL BENT on persecuting NON-WHITE people....

    No matter how many times they get baptized in water, they will still be the COLOR they got from the DUST.

    What people need is to be Baptised into Jesus Christ so their MINDS can be renewed!!

    It has been scientifically PROVEN that all colors are in dust. White people came from a colorless piece of dust. You ever find totally white dust/dirt in a flower bed???

    Guess What!? God is Spirit. The Holy Ghost is Spirit. THEY ARE NOT WHITE!!!!

    They are Spirit.

    How can you go around Hating People that are a different color of DUST?? It does not compute. I say that if dust is a problem with your perceptions..... you are NOT born again....YET.

    It is entirely possible that people in Heaven are the color of dust. What are you going to do then? Heaven is decked out in all kinds of jewels, every kind and every color: rubies, sapphires, amethyst, jade, ONYX, etc.

    Looks to ME, like, God Loves Colors.

    HATE is not of God.

    God is LOVE.

    Mishael : prove me wrong; biblically and scientifically
  • Will - in Reply on James 1:2
    the so called black race

    Israelite from Tribe of Judah

    The True Jews

    Descends from Shem

    Why do you ask this question?

    What is your Nationality?
  • Aretha - in Reply on James 1:2
    Read James 1:13. Then explain Genesis 22:1
  • 1 Corinthians 12 13 14 on James 1:2
    The Holy Spirit gifts you for ministry.

    "There are different kinds of SPIRITUAL GIFTS, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.

    There are different kinds of SERVICE, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.

    A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice;

    to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge.

    The same Spirit gives great faith to another,

    and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing.

    He gives one person the power to perform miracles,

    and another the ability to prophesy.

    He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit.

    Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages,

    while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said.

    It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have," 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.

    The Holy Spirit imparts to believers gifts that are needed in the Church. Nobody receives all gifts but they are distributed among the Body of Christ, each person receiving different gifts.

    The gift(s) that you receive will empower you for the calling God has placed on your life. Embrace what God has put inside of you and be His instrument for Kingdom purpose!

    Additional passages of the gifts of the Spirit can be found in Ephesians 4 and Romans 12. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach and equip you.

    Mishael
  • 1 Corinthians 12 13 14 on James 1:2
    The Holy Spirit gifts you for ministry.

    "There are different kinds of SPIRITUAL GIFTS, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.

    There are different kinds of SERVICE, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.

    A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice;

    to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge.

    The same Spirit gives great faith to another,

    and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing.

    He gives one person the power to perform miracles,

    and another the ability to prophesy.

    He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit.

    Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages,

    while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said.

    It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have," 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.

    The Holy Spirit imparts to believers gifts that are needed in the Church. Nobody receives all gifts but they are distributed among the Body of Christ, each person receiving different gifts.

    The gift(s) that you receive will empower you for the calling God has placed on your life. Embrace what God has put inside of you and be His instrument for Kingdom purpose!

    Additional passages of the gifts of the Spirit can be found in Ephesians 4 and Romans 12. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach and equip you.

    Mishael
  • Beatitudes on James 1:2
    where are the beatitudes found and main reason for giving them
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on James 1:5
    The sermon Jesus gave on the mountain in Matthew chapter 5 begins with him pronouncing nine blessings known as the beatitudes. These refer to a state of happiness or bliss that only comes from submitting to God's will through Jesus Christ to express these particular character traits. Most of them are opposite the way the world thinks happiness is attained. In our own selves, we cannot really attain to them, but Jesus made the way when he died for our sins and rose from the dead, redeeming us to new everlasting life in himself.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on James 1:5
    Great question! I was just thinking about those recently & I realized a deeper thought about them. He said these things before HE actually lived them out as example, before HIS crucifixion.

    Mathew 5:1-48

    Luke 6:17-49

    Mathew 26:67

    Mark 15:16-20

    Luke 23:34
  • Jean waddell on James 1:2
    What does divers temptations mean
  • Stanjett - in Reply on James 1:2
    divers means many kinds of.
  • Holly furlow on James 1
    What does the bible say about smoking cigarrettes?
  • Stanjett - in Reply on James 1
    Nothing. But, you know that smoking is bad for your body and your body is the Temple of God, if you are saved.
  • GIVING it all TO JESUS - in Reply on James 1
    1 Corinthians 6:12

    All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

    1 Corinthians 10:23

    All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

    Smoking is permitted. But you may get cancer or COPD.

    Also, your body is the Temple God dwells in.

    He's the first one to know when we stink up his Temple. :) just ask Him for strength to quit. Ask and receive.

    It could be a familiar spirit if you've had other family members smoke. Ephesians 6

    Start binding "it" and cast it into dry hot places IN JESUS of NAZARETH Name.

    If it tells you, you'll die of withdrawal; Just tell it: the Bible says I will live and not Die, and declare the mighty works of God. Hallelujah!! Look around for some other scriptures that are good too.

    Mishael
  • Alex on James 1
    James was Not writing to the natural tribes of Israel,As written to the 12 tribes scattered abroad but he was writting to the Church , In CHAPTER 5 he ask are there any sick amonst you ? let him call on the ELDERS of the Church, so we see that the Israel that was scattered abroad is in reference to the CHURCH . They shall lay their hands on the sick and they shall recover. GBU
  • Wilma on James 1:1
    Were the twelve tribes that James wrote to from the tribes of Israel or the disciples?
  • Grace 13Aug2020 - in Reply on James 1:1
    Hello Wilma,

    James 1:1 is definitely written specifically to the 12 Tribes of Israel. Do not fall for the modern lie that the twelve tribes are from Jesus's disciples, the USA, Africa, the U.K or from descendants of any religious group not ever from Jewish ancestry in ancient Judea, Palestine, Samaria, or Israel

    They can't have been the children & grandkids of the 11 Disciples +1new one +Paul (they were promoted to Apostle status by the time of Acts) because most of the Apostles were single & celibate. It is impossible that the adult children, of the few Apostles who were married, had so many children, who then quickly spread out to so many nations faster than rabbits & locusts can in 18 to 20 years (year 32A.D/C.E to 50 C.E)

    Acts 8:1 is usually alleged as the cause and beginning of those scattered tribes - but it is a nonsense explanation by those who claim it is because 1) those Apostles stayed in Jerusalem, and 2) the born-again Jews [who never liked to be called 'Christians'] ran off to hide in Samaria & Judaea. That's what "throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles" mean. Jerusalem is and was a city - not a nation. From just before the time of Jesus, Jerusalem was in the country of Judaea. Both Samaria & Judea were part of ancient Israel and God knows the borders of his nation despite all the political changes throughout history. So, the persecuted of Acts 8:1 didn't and couldn't have travelled far into non-Jewish nations

    The 12 Tribes of James 1:1 were already long established in non-Jewish nations. Generations of them. Their ancestors were refugees or slaves from different times of war & persecution. God occasionally punished the ancient Israelites (aka Jews) by expelling them out of Israel with many conquering enemies. Just before Jesus was born, it was the Roman Republic, followed by its Empire that took over Israel

    Some Jews chose to stay in non-Jewish nations after dangerous times ceased. That's how Paul was born outside of Israel
  • Pam on James 1:5
    Upbraideth means to change based on the cicumstance. It's good to trust in a God who doesn't change.
  • Pam on James 1:3
    My patience is a demonstration of my trust in God to know what is best for me and never withholding what is best for me.


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