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  • Mishael on Why Evil Things Happen for verse 5
    When Lucifer was kicked out of Heaven (pre-garden of Eden), he was on the earth in the darkness. He was here when creation began.

    When Adam and Eve sinned, Lucifers name became Satan. He obtained the deed to the earth.

    Evil was here until 2nd Adam, Jesus came to earth, became the Son of Man, and fulfilled his work as Messiah; the Son of God.

    When Jesus was crucified, He fulfilled over 100 prophesies. One was Genesis 3:15, And I will put enmity between thee (Satan) and the woman and between thy seed and her seed, "IT" shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."

    Jesus got the keys to hell to release the prisoners; and He took back the deed to the earth. Satan was stripped. But he's still here. At the 2nd Advent, there will be a war between Satan and Jesus. Satan will lose.

    That's why we have an I WILL running around to and fro in the earth exercising evil against people. Gods children are hurt too, but we can pray for Divine intervention if our faith is strengthened and exercised.

    Even in the Lords Prayer, we pray: deliver us from the evil. If you don't know what that prayer means, you are going to suffer hurts or worse. Get knowledge and fight!!

    Satan is a loose evil will in our world. That's all he's got, but that's bad enough. That's why I tell people to pray and ask the Holy Spirit for the gift of Discerning Of Spirits. You'll be able to discern when evil is about or when angels are near.

    Learn about spiritual warfare. Don't start seeing demons everywhere. Learn what their fruit is.

    Look, I'm not going to tell about weird stuff that's happened to me. If you have weird stuff then you can ask me. My testimony is Heinz 57.

    Be blessed because Jesus has overcome them!
  • Barbara Melvin for verse 5
    Why do people get mad at you when you tell them about Jesus.And hate to see them lost.
  • Mishael for verse 5
    Barbara: Prepare before witnessing. Pray to the Lord of the Harvest; to send people your way that are ready to hear & seeking God.

    Ask them if they've ever told a lie; stolen something (like a pen or sticky notes from work)?

    Ever wanted the house or a car of the neighbors?

    Ten Commandments things. See if they will admit to being a liar or thief.

    Then tell them if they've even broke one of those commandments, they are guilty of all 10.

    Ask them if they believe Jesus is the Son of God. He was born through a virgin. He lived a sinless life. He was crucified for the sins of the whole world; That he rose back to life on the 3rd day; he was seen by 500 people after resurrection; that he returned To heaven to sit at Gods right hand and make intercession for all saints.

    Yep. I expect you to look up those scriptures.

    Study to show yourself approved. A workman that doesn't need to be ashamed.

    If you're prayed up; studied up, you'll have more success. Jesus wants us to follow Him. That means being ready to share what you know & what you have believed.

    Invite the newborns to attend at your Church. They need to tell someone that they got saved! And to receive the Holy Spirit by corporate prayer.

    You will have much success; and receive a soul winners crown. :D

    Never be discouraged. Ask God to rain on every seed you've planted. Pray lots & lots.
  • Victor for verse 2
    what is "the law and the prophets"?
  • Mary Jane Humes for verse 2
    Victor, the law and the prophets mean the first five books of the Bible.
  • Bob Hilt for verse 2
    Greetings Victor, The Law when mentioned in the new testament generally refers to the first five books of the Bible attributed to Moses. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. This is where the ten commandments are found.

    The prophets were the (major in size) writings of those like Jeremiah, Isaiah, etc.

    The Minor (in size) prophets were those like Amos, Jonah, Micah, etc.

    Someone asked Jesus what was the most important or great commandment.

    Matthew 22:36 - Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

    Matthew 22:37 - Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

    Matthew 22:38 - This is the first and great commandment.

    Matthew 22:39 - And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

    Matthew 22:40 - On these two commandments hang ALL the law and the prophets.

    In other words if you keep the two commandments you keep them all.

    Well that and believing that Jesus is Christ

    Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
  • Victor for verse 2
    Praise the Lord!

    Thank you brother Bob Hilt!
  • Wondering if any one payed attention to Matthew 7:26?
  • KATHY for verse 2
    where do we go when we die,IF WE ARE BELIEVERS, I was ask this question. I am a Christion that believes in jesus. do i wait in a grave till Christ comes back...the 7th trump
  • Chris for verse 2
    Kathy, Bendito has given you some great & pertinent Scriptures on life after death. I thought to just give you one more, that confirms further in MY heart of my instantaneous removal from this body & from this Earth at time of death. The Scripture is in 2 Corinthians 5:1-8. Paul speaks of his longing to put off this body of flesh (i.e. to die & "to be with Christ, which is far better") & be clothed with a new body. And Paul goes on to say, that he can confidently say that whilst he was here on Earth it meant that he wasn't physically with his Lord in Heaven; rather, he says, he was "willing to be absent in the body & present with the Lord". This means that when he dies, his body would be left behind, but his spirit would instantly return to the Lord (also Ecclesiastes 12:7). There is no suggestion of some delay from death to eternity; Paul strongly writes that the transition from earth to heaven (for the Christian), or from death to eternal life is instantaneous. This was his hope & longing and of course, the great desire of every child of God still alive now.
  • Bendito Palavra for verse 2
    None of us on this side the grave can know exactly what awaits us, but the Bible does give some glimpses into the LORD's wonderful plan for us. I can suggest a few to consider. We know the body remains in the grave and eventually returns to the dust until resurrection day. 1 Corinthians 15 is a great study on the particulars of the resurrection. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 speaks of those that "sleep in Jesus" in order that we may be comforted. David said of his child in 2 Samuel 12:23, "I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.". Jesus, in John 11:25-26, tells us that by believing in him we will never die (spiritually that is). Jesus' story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16 indicates a state of consciousness on the part of the deceased. In John 14, Jesus says he's going to prepare a place for us in order to receive us there to be with him. In Revelation 6:9-11, there is an interesting portrayal of martyred souls under the altar in heaven. Jude tells of Enoch's prophecy regarding the Lord's return with ten thousands of his saints.
  • Kathy Baldwin for verse 2
    thank you so much...I have one more question...what, when and where is the rapture?
  • Mishael on Signs of the Times for verse 2
    People have tried before to set dates; but they end up looking like fools.

    No one knows except God the Father. Not even Jesus knows.

    Use this website to search the words: Caught Up.

    We are given SIGNS of the TIMES when it will happen. Sometimes it seems everyone has a different opinion about it. Start studying in Matthew chapters 24 and 25.
  • Carol Leaf for verse 2
    were can I find the Apostles Creed in he Bible
  • Bob Hilt for verse 2
    Nicene Creed part 1 The Apostles creed (I believe) is not in the Bible. The Vatican wants us to believe they were responsible for it.

    The Greek churches as well as Rome hammered out the Creeds. Rome was but one of many in attendance

    I have had Baptists (I went to a Baptist Bible College) tell me this is heresy.

    Yet I can defend every line from the King James Bible that I trust.

    Here is is the NICENE CREED:

    I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

    [1 Corinthians 8:6, James 2:19, John 1:1-3]
  • Bob Hilt for verse 2
    Nicene Creed part 2

    And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

    [1 Corinthians 5:4, John 1:14, John 3:16, John 1:1-3]
  • Bob Hilt for verse 2
    The Apostles creed (I believe) is not in the Bible. The Vatican wants us to believe they were responsible for it.

    The Greek churches as well as Rome hammered out the Creeds.

    Part 3 NICENE CREED:

    And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

    [John 15:26, John 16:13, John 14:26]

    And I believe one holy catholic (catholic means universal, not Rome)

    and apostolic Church.

    [Ephesians 4:5]

    I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

    [Acts 19:4, Acts 22:16, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Mark 1:8, John 11:25, 1 Peter 1:3, Revelation 20:6]
  • Lauren for verse 2
    How to know the bible is true
  • Mishael for verse 2
    Lauren: you have to believe without seeing. It's called Faith. In your heart you know there is something. Jesus lives. He's not dead. His life on earth was recorded. His death and resurrection was recorded.

    Go on YouTube later and watch Christian salvation stories. See what other eyewitnesses say. Jesus says Blessed are they that believed without seeing. In faith say, God be merciful to me, a sinner. Jesus says. I stand at the door of your heart, knocking. If you open that door, He will come in.
  • Hi Lauren, the Bible answers the most profound questions about life that science can't answer: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going when we die? How should we live? Out of the 7 billion people on earth, most people believe the Bible and that it's true, historically and factually, enough so, they base their beliefs and worldview on it. It has transformed billions of lives for the better and countless testimonies, videos, books are written about it. It is the most popular and published book in world history in the billions of copies. It's specific with names, dates, and world events, which historians confirm is accurate. So much so it has the entire genealogy of mankind between Adam & Eve to Abraham to Moses to Jesus, spanning thousands of years. It wasn't just written by one author, but dozens, spanning 1,500 years, and 66 books. It contains profound wisdom, even 'knew' things before science did: Link
  • Christy for verse 2
    We can't let people take away our sense of judgment. There are things we are to judge. We are to judge rightly. (Deuteronomy 25:2; John 7:24) Saints will judge world (1 Corinthians 6:2). Help me with being able to judge rightly without being judgmental.
  • Rev.Rick for verse 2
    What if God did that with us? What if God judged us by our outward appearance? What if He judged us based on where we grew up? Or what we do for a living? Or the mistakes we made when we were young? He wouldn't do that, would He? "Judge not,that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you " ( Matthew 7:1,2-NKJV )

    So be careful when you judge. That doesn't mean we shouldn't discern. That does mean we shouldn't pass the verdict. The amount of grace you give is the amount you get. Jesus had another view of the man born blind. Rather than see him as an opportunity for discussion, He saw him as an opportunity for God. Why was he blind? "That the works of God should be revealed in him" ( John 9:3)
  • LINDA for verse 22
    Traditions of man make void the word of yahovah.
    the rapture theory, the pagan word easter and even the celebration of yahshua's birth on a pagan holiday
    contaminate any holy worship to yahovah. ?
  • Bob Hilt for verse 22
    Using any other name than Jesus contaminates the word of God. Yes Easter is not in the Bible and it was first the Jews in the old testament doing this for SUNrise services in Ezekiel 8:16.
    Mark 7:9 And he (Jesus) said unto (The Jews) them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
    Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
    Matthew 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
    Calling Jesus Yeshua or whatever spelling is a denial of the new testament scriptures.
  • Vickie for verse 22
    Calling Jesus by his Hebrew name in scripture should be no cause for contentious debate.
    Refer to the Strong's Concordance: Phonetic Spelling: (ee-ay-sooce')
    Definition: Jesus or Joshua, the name of the Messiah, etc.
    At the Revelation of Jesus Christ he will reveal his 'new' name known by none of us.
    We all (including me) need to be careful about straining that nat & swallowing that camel. The Kingdom of God is more than debate. It is unfeigned love of the brethren. Let us not judge in the matters that do not pertain to salvation....but let each of us be convinced in our own hearts. The Holy Spirit will teach each heart.
  • Tara Wilson-Nacoste for verse 22
  • Rose Napolitano
    I agree Bob!! Rather 'odd' that when speaking one language some would say His name in another...puts me in the mind of the Tower of Babel...No?
    God Bless & a blessed Easter to you & yours Bob!!
  • Job
    Lord forgive me, a sinner.
  • Rodgers
    It's very nice
  • Watchman In Spirit
    Yes I agree Shane it is what is in our Heart that Matters and this is shown in our Words and Actions Matthew 25:31-46 even in our Judgement of others1Cor 2:15-16 which yes we are told to do but not with an Unloving and Condeming spirit as warned in Verses1-5 but according to God's Truth John 7:24 We too have Sinned and caused Jesus to suffer greatly and our Abba Father who because of His Great Love for us was Seperated from His Beloved Son when Jesus bore our Sins on the Cross 1Pe2:21-25 - Is54. Good and Evil cannot be in Unity that is why when we come close to God in Holiness Satan flees James 4:7-17. Than having The Mind of Christ we will All be in Unity. Ephesians 6:1-22.

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