Matthew Chapter 24 Discussion

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  • Andy G van den Berg for verse 9
    Matthew 24:24

    By nature every person is born in sin through the sinful seed of their natural fathers and conditioned therein (1 Peter 1:23). For that reason and in order to become a son of God, which are born of God, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God, a person must be 'Born Again' (John 1:12,13; 3:3-7; 1 John 3:9; 5:4).

    By attending a man-made institution (Acts 7:48; 17:24) a few hours a week does not mean that a person can make a claim that they are followers of Christ and 'Born Again'. That is falsehood, as in truth they follow after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Galatians 4:8; Revelation 12:9). This is how Satan has transformed Himself into an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).

    Only through 'True Repentance' will God be able to reveal Himself, and adopt you as His sons and daughters (Romans 8:15,23; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Galatians 4:5; Ephesians 1:5; Hebr. 12:5; 1 John 3:1).

    The word 'Repent' means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It actually means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' of what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom mankind has been deceived (Revelation 12:9), and what people must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (John 14:17).

    You need not that any man teach you (Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), It is only by revelation of God that you will come to know Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Galatians 1:16; Ephesians 3:3,5; Revelation 1:1). It is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).
  • A may or might is a desire to Achieve by means of Bible Faith a relationship with The Lord. It is only REAL when the child of God makes sincere choice to more fully follow God's Holy Word!

    May The Lord help you to do so!
  • Curtis brummett for verse 9
    prison epistles
  • Obbie Beal for verse 9
    32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh. 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

    Note: SALVATION through JESUS remains the focus of GOD in this chapter, and JESUS the SAVOR (see John 3:16-21 and similar verses) relates to the Fig Tree as the example of how close it is to the day JESUS shall return to harvest all mankind for the DAY OF JUDGMENT, see Rev: 20: 11-15.

    Note: The Fig Tree for 1000's of years has always warned mankind when Summer is near, and 1-31 above is liken to a Fig Tress, meaning global EVENTS of today /2020 are warning us (see 1-31 above again) that JESUS return is very very near.

    Note: Though the alarm /Fig Tree is sounding most of us eyes /ears is sided-tracked by evil deceivers, or $$, stuff, or cares of this world, thereby we can not recognize the Warning by JESUS that HIS return is very very near and we should consider whether or not our name is recorded in THE LAMB BOOK OF LIFE (see John 3:16-21 or similar verses for SALVATION).

    Note: At this point in life on earth no King, Queen, elected officials, ..., can protect / help me or you. JESUS is the only help available (see John 3:16-21 or similar verses for SALVATION).
  • Dear Flossy,

    People have been praying for you. I remember your posts from before and have a few questions. Out of all the loving support you received before and suggestions given, have you taken action on those suggestions that people took the time to lovingly share with you?

    Secondly, have you questioned where your current thoughts/beliefs about yourself come from? Not all thoughts we have about ourselves are true and there are specific actions you can take immediately to resolve any false beliefs and assumptions about yourself. I believe these were shared before and I wonder what steps have you taken to progress in that?

    For instance 'I don't belong here'- is that belief from you, God or satan? Is this just a temporary feeling or is this something you believe is actually true? What is the evidence for this belief? Can you prove this is true like in a court of law or to God? Is it always true or just sometimes? Is it true for others? Is it true for me? Do you think I don't belong either? Why? How can you prove that? What is the exact criteria for 'belonging' or not, and how can anyone know if it applies to them or not? What if this thought isn't true? What if this thought is a false assumption? What if you do belong and just don't realize it for some unknown reason? What if this thought came from a bad source, like an enemy lying to you? What positive truth can you replace it with? Have you prayed to God to ask Him if any of this is true or false? Have you been reading the Bible to fill your mind with God's truth? Link

    This takes an active effort to rebuke falsehoods and negative thoughts that come from the enemy. Please reply and let me know what you're actively doing to fight against this? How do you know this isn't your gift of compassion and empathy God gave you in order to help others? What have you done to help others and help others feel welcome and that they belong?
  • Flossy Ann Archibeque for verse 9
    I have made my promise to God clear. I have said repeatedly, release some of this sorrow and I will help other people who are struggling. You can't help someone drowning if you are drowning also. I know what its like when you feel like no one has your back and you never knew trust to begin with. I have been there. I can only help people once I'm well enough to. You can't be sick and help another sick person. That is what got me pulled into addiction to begin with. I had depression already, I was trying to help this person who was addicted, we ended up in a relationship. I wanted to make him happy, he needed me to be more "social" and eventually, he wore me down. I started using. I knew it was bad but I wasn't close, couldn't feel God at the time. Satan worked on me 4 months. 4 months and I finally caved. I thought well no one cares, this isn't getting easier, I will do it just enough to get through this time. I had an eating disorder 10+ years before I got into this addiction and part of it was running. I had to run a certain amount of time a day to stay a certain type of way so that someone would love me. I was working full time then and trying to run and trying to support my now- boyfriend's drug habit and I was thinking I'm spending so much time driving around and money I might as well be doing it. So I started using and realized the eating thing took care of itself. I think I would have kept on doing it if it didn't bother me we were lying to everyone all the time. But it did bother me. So that is why I can't be helping people right now. When I develop some better coping mechanisms and have a more solid feeling of trust in who God is and who I am, yes. I will help people. But, I cannot right now. I'm dealing with my own mess right now and going through all the lies and trauma in my past and its a lot to deal with sober considering I spent my life running from pain. I just get overwhelmed at times and that is why I go to these sites for prayer.
  • Dear Flossy, thanks for what you shared. You belong here.

    >You can't help someone drowning if you are drowning also.

    >You can't be sick and help another sick person.

    Have you ever challenged these thoughts you wrote? Where does this belief come from? Everyone is a work of progress. We're all imperfect. We all are on a journey. We all can grow and CAN change if we try. We can learn to love ourselves more, to give ourselves a break and to give others a break. We can show compassion to anyone. It doesn't take any special qualifications to help others. It doesn't even require arms, legs, the ability to speak. For example, most have the ability to smile and show appreciation to another. To pay a compliment. To show you care. Have you seen the YouTube video of the man with no arms, legs who became a motivational speaker?

    I know the quoted statements above are not true, because my mentor suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts throughout his life. Thank God he did not believe what you said, because he helped save my life. And not just me, he's been an inspiration to so many people- more than he even realizes. But yes, he has a thorn in his flesh 2 Corinthians 12:6-7 just like Paul from the Bible did. Have you ever noticed that God has a special liking for disadvantaged people? Moses had a speaking impediment and yet God asked him to be the leader of possibly over a million Israelites. Etc. The reality is even the people you can't see flaws on, have big flaws they are aware of. We do have a choice of what we do with our gifts and abilities though.

    I would challenge you to start using your gifts to help others. You will in turn feel great about doing it. It may be a challenge during this temporary pandemic, but there are other ways to show acts of kindness to others and do things to ease someone else's burden. Have you considered praying for some of the many needs on this website who share their prayer requests?

    God is a great designer and he loves you even if you don't know it yet. You're here for a reason.
  • Flossy Ann Archibeque for verse 9
    The earliest memory of rejection I recall was when I was 10. I came to my parents for comfort. I was sad and didn't know why. I have had clinical depression. 20+ years barely responds to anything. I was afraid. They told me stop acting spoiled and punished me. I realized I had to deal with it on my own so I started cutting myself. They noticed it and got annoyed, (because I made them look bad.) I "ruined" Christmas that year. Don't come from that angle if you haven't been raised that way. I never, learned to trust. I never learned to. It must have been nice to be loved for who you are. To accept God's love so easily. I STRUGGLE, STRUGGLE to accept God's love into my heart because I had to defend myself when I was younger and had to build up a wall to keep myself safe. My father was an alcoholic and unpredictable and would lash out at times. My mother was a narcissist. I had to compete with my brother for love. We were loved based on how well we performed, in school, in public, what else did we do to make them look good. You couldn't be flawed it was unacceptable. You had to hide your problems. I am in recovery for addiction. So yes, I am working on things. I didn't even realize how many lies were told to me. I was told over and over you can't trust anyone. I was raised catholic. My father moved here from New Mexico because he was ashamed of his family history and thought he could run away from it. As soon as I started showing symptoms of mental illness from his side of the family he was trying to run away from, I was blamed for it. My father said I reminded of him of his mother and he hates her. I live with family in Minnesota. Hurt people hurt people. Both my parents were dysfunctional and should have never had children. My mother's mother was dying when she was pregnant with me. I was delivered via emergency c section. You don't know my history. I care about people. I could care a lot more if I didn't have all this emotional baggage. Ignore me if I offend you.
  • Leuisil Misilei Mataia for verse 40
    I am so thankful that Jesus Himself said that there would be a rapture of His Church as in John Chapter 14:1-3 V3b I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am. Where Jesus will get His pride from and take it to where? It is from here on earth to heaven. God placed Noah and his family in the boat leaving the bads behind. The angels took Lot and his family out of Sodom and left the bad people behind. Israel was safe and Secure in Goshen while all Egyptians faced the all plagues. So here we come to Matthew 24:40-42, Two men working in the field, one will be taken away, the other will be left behind. Two women will be at a mill grinding meal, one will be taken away another will be left behind. Those people were working on the earth, At the time of blessed hope mentioned by apostle Paul, or rapture, all the believers will be caught up forcibly as fast as the twinkling of the eye to meet their Lord and Savior in the air . Then Jesus Christ took His Pride, the Church to be with Him until the time He will come with them to establish Thousand Years Kingdom.
  • Nathan for verse 9
    I am sorry to read about your mom. I am praying for you and your family. May God protect you.

    Psalms 62:8

    "Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah."

    Psalms 91
  • Backsliding is really me standing still for verse 9
    Dear Lord,

    I humble myself before you and confess my sin. I want to thank you for hearing my prayer and helping me return to you. Lately, I've been wanting things to go my own way. As you know, this hasn't been working out. I see where I've been going the wrong way-my own way. I've been placing my faith and trust in everyone and everything but you.

    Dear Father, I return now to you, the Bible, and your Word. I pray for guidance as I listen for your voice. Let me return to what is most important-you. Help my attitude to change so that instead of focusing on others and events to meet my needs, I can turn to you and find the love, purpose, and direction I seek. Help me to seek you first. Let my relationship with you be the most important thing in my life.

    Thank you, Jesus, for helping me, loving me, and showing me the way. Thank you for new mercies, for forgiving me. I rededicate myself to you wholly. I surrender my will to your will. I give you back control of my life.

    You are the only one who gives freely, with love to anyone who asks.

    I ask for the Holy Spirit to come alongside me and teach the Bible to me. I will not allow satan to distract me.

    In the Name of Jesus, I pray.


    1 John 1:9, as needed. God bless you and hide you under His wings.

    Come join us in the Questions Room. Ask anything that needs an answer. Someone will respond. Mishael
  • Mishael for verse 9
    2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."

    The Good News: God comforts us in our darkest times, so we are able to have strength to give others help and strength during their worst times. We look to God as example on how to provide comfort and love during times of sorrow.

    Matthew 5:4

    "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

    The Good News: God will never abandon us during our times of grief - he will always provide us with love and hope.

    Revelation 21:4

    "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."

    The Good News: In heaven, we will feel no pain, no sorrow, and there will be no death. All of our grief will fall away and we will only feel God's unending love.

    May the peace of God keep your hearts and mind, at this time. Be lifted in the spirit of your mind. Be comforted that memories do not fade. Look forward to that future day when we will see our loved ones again.

    Give love to each other freely and take love without reserve. Bless you dear children.

  • Mishael for verse 9
    Make your request known to God and ask for help in resolving it. Talk to Him as if you were sitting together. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you pray. Then turn off all the media and just sit in His presence and listen.

    If there's any unforgiveness anywhere; time to confess it and let God forgive you. Sometimes unresolved unforgiveness hinders our prayers.
  • Mishael for verse 9
    Deuteronomy 20:3

    And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them;

    Deuteronomy 31:6

    Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

    Deuteronomy 31:8

    And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

    *** Keep your heart and mind on Jesus to lend skill to the doctors hands, to cure you completely. Note these scriptures in the back of your Bible. January is months away.
  • Hello someone mentioned to me that "Deuteronomy 22:28-29 KJV

    If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; [29] Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days." Means that the Bible allows rape. Is this true or not?
  • Regina Wright for verse 26
    I don't see it saying that at all. It says you must take responsibility for laying with someone out of wedlock. It makes sense, since a pregnancy may occur and God is making provision for mother and baby to be taken care of. God does not condone sex outside of marriage, but is providing protection for the female if that happens.
  • Does God Condon Rape for verse 9
    Common sense: NO

    That is Old Testament. They followed the expanded laws/customs at that time. You can find them in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Exodus 20, is the Ten Commandments. There were customs in force and this incident was one of those. If someone harmed a neighbor or his possessions; restitution was made to the victim(s).

    You should read those books. We have 2 Commandments that Jesus gave to us.

    Matthew 5, Jesus explains patiently, which of the Ten Commandments is still observed; but if you obey the 2 new commandments, we wouldn't have to have Jesus explain common sense to us.

    2 Timothy 3 explains what people will be like in the "Last Days". Our time right now.

    Notice 2 Timothy 3:13
  • Hello, please note that the Bible covers a lot of history and world events in detail, especially in the old testament before Christ. If you read a history book that talked about Hitler killing 6 million people would that automatically mean the book endorses killing 6 million people? That would be a false assumption. Yet some think that way towards the Bible's documented history. They were flawed and imperfect people full of sin then just like today. The Israelites had many types of laws and customs that were only for them, like civil law and ceremonial law. They had a lot of weird laws and that don't sound fair the way its presented. I don't know if the woman at that time had a choice in the matter or not. Like many things it's possible there was more to it.
  • Thank you very much. I had this question because someone told me about this verse and they said that's why they don't believe in the Bible and I really couldn't defend it. I still don't think I can defend it but thanks to your response I can explain the verse more than just seeing how it is.
  • Charles kuchera for verse 9
    Do we bow down to a person a title someone has or an object?
  • Carleton for verse 26
    1 John 5:20-21

    And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given is an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

    Little Children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
  • NO SINGING in USA CHURCHES for verse 9
    I have to show this. Jesus is coming soon. Our freedoms are being stripped away. Guess we'll have to sing on the front lawn?


    The radical Left is desperately exploiting the Coronavirus pandemic to expand their extreme agenda. This is what we warned you about.

    California used the pandemic as a pretext to ban singing in church. Telling churches how they can worship God is an unthinkable abuse of power.

    We're working night and day to fight back. Last week, we filed a MAJOR lawsuit on behalf of multiple churches; and just hours ago, we filed a critical motion for a preliminary injunction to quickly block enforcement of the singing ban. (ALCJ) Our fight DOES NOT STOP.

    But we face a significant challenge. We're taking on a formidable state government (California) and its vast resources. And this case could quickly head to the Supreme Court. Sign the Petition.
  • Carleton for verse 9
    It is a blessing to sing not a right. The Lord knows who is actually singing praises to Him from their heart under any condition and those making excuses that this particular condition limits our praises by song. In the 1500's people sang as they were being put to death often by torture by the Roman Church and the State because of not accepting infant baptism as salvation. Even young girls were buried alive vertically so that they had shovel full after shovel full of chances to recant. Instead of recanting some sang as Christian witnesses. Jesus knows!
  • Christina Robinson for verse 26
    On this Scripture could it be referring to lawlessness in the Churches in opening their doors to the Church telling the congregation that it is a sin not to gather and not practicing social distance and not wearing a mask . Opening up the nursery handling the children without concern for there health and going as far as to go to Summer Camp and the children mocking others hugging on each other while with a mask on. Posting a preacher rebuking christian people for not opening there doors telling us that we should not wear a mask and not social distance because the first Church in the Book of Acts did not do this. I see this Scripture for this time as they are saying here He is follow us and if you don't you are in sin.
  • Mishael for verse 26
    I had a church tell me I was going to hell.

    I told them busting peoples doors open early Saturday mornings for to evangelize, was not kind. I told them they would harden their hearts against God. They would "pray" anything to get us to leave. I had to stop going.

    Next church believed all single people should be married ASAP. They did their own matchmaking.

    You need to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to the Pastor He wants to be your shepherd. He actually said turn here, go up 4 streets, turn left...I walked through the doors and Holy Spirit said there's your shepherd. I learned a lot there.

    Pray. The Lord will find you the best, no matter how far you have to drive. :D

    Dear Jesus make this easy for her and may her faith increase in your Goodness and Truth.
  • Christina Robinson for verse 26
    On this Scripture could it be referring to lawlessness in the Churches in opening their doors to the Church telling the congregation that it is a sin not to gather and not practicing social distance and not wearing a mask . Opening up the nursery handling the children without concern for there health and going as far as to go to Summer Camp and the children mocking others hugging on each other while with a mask on. Posting a preacher rebuking christian people for not opening there doors telling us that we should not wear a mask and not social distance because the first Church in the Book of Acts did not do this. I see this Scripture for this time as they are saying here He is follow us and if you don't you are in sin.
  • Christina Robinson for verse 26
    On this Scripture could it be referring to lawlessness in the Churches in opening their doors to the Church telling the congregation that it is a sin not to gather and not practicing social distance and not wearing a mask . Opening up the nursery handling the children without concern for there health and going as far as to go to Summer Camp and the children mocking others hugging on each other while with a mask on. Posting a preacher rebuking christian people for not opening there doors telling us that we should not wear a mask and not social distance because the first Church in the Book of Acts did not do this. I see this Scripture for this time as they are saying here He is follow us and if you don't you are in sin.
  • Kathie for verse 9
    What is the difference between soul and spirit? Sometimes it seems as though the two are treated as the same thing, and yet other passages list body, spirit and soul as three separate things. I'm confused.
  • Mishael for verse 9
    I agree with you that the Doctor will give you a good report. You will live and declare the glory of God. May He give you strength and WISDOM to be a leader lady in the house. Amen Hallelujah!

    You have covenant with your husband, so you two must pull this load together and make joint decisions.

    Your daughter must take over half of the duties of the house. Her husband should do half of the outside work and cars.

    Dinners need to start with one small Psalm from the Bible. It's not offensive. Kids need to respect your belief.

    I heard that grocery stores really need personal shoppers and curbside or delivery for shut-in people. Maybe your brother In law wouldn't mind that, until jobs start coming back? Doing something helps when you're waiting:)

    Your bedroom needs to be off limits so you can go in there and read one chapter of your Bible and say a prayer.

    Just have a family meeting with ice cream and announce work division so there will be peace in the home. You need to take care of yourself so you can manage this.

    Allow Jesus to carry some of the spiritual burden for you: cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you. Give Him the abortion pill burden for sure.

    You can tell her I said that God told me He's Pro-Choice. CHOOSE life so that you and your children may Live. (I told him that's not really what you say nowadays...but He didn't say skip it). Book of Deuteronomy.

    Jesus loves you and is at the right Hand of God, making intercession for all of us. Thank Him for helping you.

  • Deborah Genn for verse 9
    Thank you!

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