Matthew Chapter 7 Discussion



 
  • Ronny on Matthew 7:22
    What's important is doing the will of the father is my take on this .

    Many going about doing things their way . They had no connection to God what so ever , deceived and deceiving. There was no cure for them . So beware they do not follow Gods instructions. Seek to be wise and follow , remember most are on the wide and broad way that leads to destruction.
  • Richard on Matthew 7:21
    What is the will of the Father in Matt 7:21
  • Anonymous on Matthew 7:25
    Thank you for able to read and tweet the Words. God bless!
  • Pamela on Matthew 7:23
    If you are a blood bought believer, and keep choosing to sin then you will not be allowed into the Kingdom of Heaven. You are not following His Word.
  • Charles R Peek - in Reply on Matthew 7:23
    If you are a born again Christion, you are in the kingdom of God, and will go up in the Rapture. The kingdom of heaver is the 1 year reign of Christ and is for those who make it through the Great Tribulation.
  • S Spencer on Mathew 723 - in Reply on Matthew 7:23
    Hi pamela.

    Matthew 7:23. And then will I profess unto them, I ( never ) knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    The key word in this verse is "never".

    You can't loose what you "never" had.

    They were "never" a blood bought believer.

    You can't loose eternal life, If you have it today and loose it tomorrow it wasn't eternal.
  • S Spencer on spiritual fornication on Matthew 7
    Thank you Chris on those great verses on fornication you gave. You presented it as a broken relationship between "two" it made me think of a key word in marriage, "Joined". (To be yoked together). That brings me to also think of spiritual fornication, If fornication was any other way than the way you described it, we wouldn't understand the meaning of spiritual fornication. I believe God gives us marriage not just for barring children, but to communicate Christ relationship to the church, and Gods relationship to Israel. Not to mention how would we understand the book of Hosea? We see often in the old testament God called Israel his wife and he was a husband to them. Here is one of many:

    Isaiah 54:4-5. Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.

    For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. Here is one of many verses Israel committing fornication, Jeremiah 3:8. And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

    For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God. Fornication defined properly is essential to understanding scripture.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 7
    I very much agree with you Steven. The marriage that God had designed for the union of man & woman on Earth is indeed the clear reflection of the intimate union of God with His people, first Israel & now those under Christ's Blood. When we examine the two (the spiritual & the physical sides of marriage), we do see so many similarities of intimacy, of belonging, dependency, openness, heartache when one is absent, to name a few. And the Spirit of God's Passion is to ensure that the marriage bond remains strong, vibrant & spontaneous, giving special meaning to our call: "Our Father Who art in Heaven". He is more than a Creator Who oversees our lives & activities yet estranged from us by distance - God is our Father Who longs that we look to Him & respond to Him as His very own, enjoying the same intimacy that His Son had with Him while on Earth.

    Can we then, with the eye of anticipation & longing, even imagine what the Marriage Supper of the Lamb will be like? Both the Bridegroom & Bride longing for that day, & that waiting & watching by faith finally realized, when faith becomes sight. So what a witness the world has of a Christian marriage: one devised & sustained by God alone; & how important that we present Christ, not only by the Gospel, but also by our lives/our marriages/our God-fearing children, or else, all sense of the knowledge & consciousness of God will be gone.
  • The Holy Ghost on Matthew 7
    IT IS SINFUL TO DIE A BODILY DEATH. For Jesus Christ IS come in his own flesh (with GOD, having made the whole world to know that Jesus Christ IS come in the flesh, even raised from the dead.) So, IT IS SINFUL TO DIE A BODILY DEATH. He that says he loves Christ, yet says he shall die a bodily death, he IS a hypocrite, a liar, a devil, a serpent, a viper, a deceiver and an antichrist. Any (who are not of the few remaining souls of Israel, being eight,) saying he or she must die a bodily death, IS as the chaff AFTER the harvest, yea, clouds without water; scribes and Pharisees foaming out THEIR OWN shame which is all unrighteousness, without faith, BEING DEAD, walking in darkness while speaking corruption. For VERILY I say unto YOU: IT IS WRITTEN IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, and SPOKEN, of GOD: Follow me; and let THE DEAD BURY THEIR DEAD. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him SHOULD NOT PERISH, but have EVERLASTING LIFE. This is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and BELIEVES on him, may have EVERLASTING LIFE: and I will raise him up at the last day. GOD IS not the GOD of the dead, but of the LIVING. For the living know that they (they, being interpreted, are the wicked, being dead while preaching death,) shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Except those days should be shortened, there should no FLESH be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. THIS mortal MUST put on immortality. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and MANY THERE BE which go in thereat: Because strait IS the gate, and narrow IS the way, which leads unto life, and FEW there BE that find it.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Matthew 7
    As with my brothers Spencer and Chris I am confused with your post.

    Writing "He that says he loves Christ, yet says he shall die a bodily death, he IS a hypocrite, a liar, a devil, a serpent, a viper, a deceiver and an antichrist." Bodily meaning something to do with, or concerning, the "body". Our physical body. Our physical body is temporal. Unless something like a "rapture" happens at some time, for some people, along with the only two people in history ever to be known of that did not experience physical death. Everyone is going to "die" physically. As in Ecclesiastes:

    7:1 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

    12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

    Please explain your definition of "bodily". Thank you.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 7
    Hi Richard, The dust that you said returns to the earth is the body I have in mind, it returns absent of the spirit, it shall be raised a spiritual body.

    1 Corinthians 15:42-44. So also is the resurrection of the """Dead.""" It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

    It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

    It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. Thank you
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 7
    Do you feel comfortable addressing yourself Holyspirit and state something so contuary to scripture? That's scary!!!
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 7
    PLEASE Explain your comment, this is very confusing
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 7
    You write: "IT IS SINFUL TO DIE A BODILY DEATH". What are you suggesting here? That we don't die physically? Or do you mean something else? Isn't bodily death a result of sin, rather than the cause of it? Your thoughts are perplexing.
  • Bernard collins on Matthew 7:13
    I'm just a bible reader I love it everyday and wont and will live the nairew gate
  • Joshua on Matthew 7:23
    Matt 7:21-29

    Keep in mind that God only cares about what's truly and sincerely in our hearts. He doesn't care about what words we say. There is no "magic phrase". We can say "Lord Jesus, Lord Jesus" all day long - If we don't believe in our heart, God doesn't care about it. He doesn't hear it.
  • Heart Knowledge and Faith on Matthew 7
    For those interested in how all the animals were brought to the region of the Ark:

    You can study the weighty subject/science of Continental Drift theory or Pangea. See the maps, etc.

    Or like me you can simply have faith that when the Godhead speaks; necessary changes happen.

    My evangelist heart always wonders what does this have to do with us being born again into Jesus Christ?

    Not only are we going with Jesus to heaven, but we now have The Mind of Christ: to understand mysteries of heaven and earth.

    BUT first we must be born again and receive the Holy Spirits Baptism. He is the Spirit of Jesus Christ: the Word of God. He Teaches Us about Jesus; He opens up the mysteries as we are able to receive it. The more you know about Him, the more you will be able to understand His purpose and His work in the Believers.

    Our total reliance on Him, determines how much Rhema he opens up to us.

    We have to submit to being milk fed babies in the Word as our Faith and Obedience to the Word causes a deep inner hunger for the MEAT of the Word. God uses "food" to grow us up. We are to be Followers of Jesus in our walk with God.

    The Holy Spirits ministry is to oversee our growth as Christians. HE IS OUR TEACHER.

    You're going to have to talk to Him, and then listen for his reply. If your home life is noisy and filled with interferences, your ability to hear the Holy Spirit is diminished. You have to work that part out.

    Eating the Meat of the Word will change you! It is full of wonder. Your spirit is enlarged to receive more. Desire the pure milk, but study and let your prayer life (communication) to and from God, grow. Your faith will be huge.

    Our model to pattern by should always be Jesus. His mercy and grace towards people teaches us how to dial down our personalities somewhat; and dial UP our faith in Him. If we eat the fruit and throw away the seeds in the trash; how can anyone be saved? The seed is the scripture you store in your heart

    Mishael
  • Beau on Matthew 7
    What causes the falling away before the anti christ ?

    I know it's a speculative question, but maybe someone has some insight granted but God .
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 7
    Today status and serving seems to be the biggest focus amongst most church goers, now before we proceed, i go to church and love it, and i serve. but so do people in cult religions, we tend to try to teach discipleship, disciple means to follow some ones teachings, we are supposed to follow Jesus teachings, you cant do that with out the holy spirit which equipts us with the fruit of the spirit. Jesus apostles commanded to go out and preach to the world but to WAIT on the HOLY SPIRIT! we are identified as his disciples by the love we show one another read john 13:34-35. study all of john ch 13, you see the washing of the, you see a lesson in restoring and humility. the Jews religion was services which was a outwardly action, Christ in you is an inwardly action reflecting outwardly, look what Jesus tells the Pharisees in Mathews 23:25-26.. Woe unto you Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. today we compromise the truth, neglect the spirit, separate ourselves by pride, try to grow the church in volume apart from the gathering of the Holyspirit. the opposite of the way the church started in Acts 2:46-47. Lets pray we LOVE ONEANOTHER.
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 7
    The love of many shall wax cold. and to suffer so many worldly traits to creep in the church, like pride, hautyness, no love for the brothern. taking on the world affairs and draging them in to the church. loving the nation more than the brothern. we supposed to be a light for the world not its ally.
  • Things that cause the Falling Away - in Reply on Matthew 7
    The Democrats have made it illegal to sing in church.

    Illegal to have a full church.

    Illegal to be caught without a face mask in church. Huge fines on that.

    If people can't go to church when they want to, it will cause a falling away.

    There is church on FM radio 24 hours a day, plus some AM stations; Church on YouTube, Christian based movies on YouTube.

    Drop Netflix and pick up PUREFLIX: all Christian based movies and documentaries; plus children's programs.

    Stop paying high prices for satans networks.

    As the Christian group, Stryper, once sang: TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL. I like that song so sue me.

    Find one that rhymes with corrupted Democrats. In Albuquerque they made a drive to work song off the music of the Bangles; from their walk like an Egyptian song. It was called, "Drive Like An Albuquerquian". It was hilarious. Figure out how to mock the Democrats that want to tax us into debtors prison....in America?!?

    I'm not loving it at all.

    People click on that link out on the red link page and follow How To Become A Christian.

    Everything you need to know is on that link.

    The most important things.

    Ask to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Be brave and ask the Holy Spirit to take over your education in the most important things of God! Who is Jesus in your new life? How to pray to God? How to have faith he hears your prayer?

    How to forgive people whose guts you hate? How to forgive ourselves? Time is running out to get our business straight with God.

    Let's grow up in Jesus. He is greater and mightier than anything we did with the devil.

    New day! New man/woman of God. Brand new life that is now hid in Christ Jesus for eternity. Encourage yourself with the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Be back later, Mishael
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 7
    "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition", 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

    The answer might sound somewhat glib, but it is all to do with Satan, the enemy of our souls & hater of God & all goodness. The Apostle Paul's reference to it specifically refers to a noticeable period of time where, from within the Church, there will be those (maybe, many) who either turn their backs to Christ & His Gospel of Salvation or introduce false teaching that dilutes the truth & power of God's Word.

    Such apostasy from the teachings of Christ was evident from the early Church as Satan intruded into her midst, with those coming in having special wisdom, but actually were proponents of heresy, lies & deceit, bringing many into spiritual disrepair. Satan's tool was (& is) to give the Christian a sense of his own worth, his own knowledge & wisdom, his own power to control, that ultimately removes the believers' understanding of his position in Christ & utter dependency upon Him. Generally, such 'new' thoughts are commonly referred to as 'Gnostiscm' with its branch, 'Docetism', which has played havoc with the Church then as it does now. This is a huge subject, which you might be better served to study online, which essentially denies or dilutes everything that Christ & the apostles have taught, placing man on a higher plane than should be afforded him.

    The Apostle John dealt with this in his First Epistle & so this letter becomes particularly meaningful to the reader, if one understands the devilish teaching of the Gnostics. And of course, we have the many 'Christian' religious offshoots, cults, sects, etc. that also introduce teaching foreign to the proper understanding of God's Word, bending it to suit their belief system.

    Before that day of Christ's Return, we are warned to be aware of this increasing corruption in the Church & revelation of the Anti-Christ.
  • Beau - in Reply on Matthew 7
    With your explanation it would tend me to believe this falling away happened over a very long period of time , perversion of the truth . I can see that happening . So then there would be virtually no true Christians left , with the exception of a few , as in Noah's time only 8 people and that was just 1 family actually was faithful in Gods eyes . Noah found grace .

    Or the falling away could be a dramatic event or series of them in a short time to cause a notable falling away . One thing that seems obvious to me is it seems to be accelerating , but also many are noticing it as well . i personally think the Antichrist and his arrival are not all that soon , but I can see things developing, I read in Daniel that when sin reaches its full then he appears , so the falling away will be very much complete. We have lots to be thankful for still .

    God is faithful to all generations.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 7
    I believe you're correct in saying, "it (falling away) seems to be accelerating". As we move closer to the end of days & of the revelation of the Anti-Christ, what always inflicted the Church in its beginnings will continue & become more evident & rampant towards the end. There is much syncretism going on at present, with religions trying their utmost to find common ground & common faith, even to the disregarding of vital & precious doctrines, & diluting the power of the Cross.

    So I believe that 'falling away' is not just an individual matter about a person turning aside from Christ, that it is, rather that the Church (if indeed they ever held onto the Truth), has wilfully lost its focus & beliefs for the cause of being accepted by all & to have peace & unity with all religions & peoples. Jesus said, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." (Matthew 10:34). If that were to happen within one's household as Jesus said, how much more shall the sword of Truth be wielded upon those who despise the Truth & make the Cross of no effect & a lie. The Gospel will always cut to the heart & expose wickedness. If it were ever to be used to join all men together in harmony, then it would have been given out in error & in the end, both the 'preacher of this nonsense' & the hearer of those 'gracious words', will both be damned.
  • Yvonne dennis - in Reply on Matthew 7
    Judgment is forbidden we are the Temple of GOD. the Temple of truth sacrificial suffering mat.5:10 peacemaking ch.5:9 inward purity ch.5:8 mercifulness ch.5:7 spiritual hunger ch.5:6 meeknessch.5:5 penitence ch.5:4 Hummility ch.5:3
  • Beau - in Reply on Matthew 7
    I was thinking about this just before I

    Read your response ,

    The modern age of science is contrary often to faith , yet has no answers to the big issues unless you believe a theory .

    It's says that many will say where is the promise of his coming and turn away from truth .seems all religions will pave the way for Antichrist and not be able to resist his outrageous claims . Also the Antichrist will exalt himself above all that is called God and not find much resistance enough to over throw him , but the Lord will do that himself ! :)
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 7
    "If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha," 1 Corinthians 16:22 . Why these two words, one Greek and the other Syriac, were not translated, is not obvious. They are the words with which the Jews began their greater excommunication, whereby they not only excluded sinners from their society, but delivered them up to the divine cherem, or anathema, that is, to misery in this life, and perdition in the life to come. "Let him be Anathema" is, "Let him be accursed." Maranatha signifies, "The Lord cometh," or, "will come;" that is, to take vengeance. See ACCURSED .
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 7
    I believe you can put that in Google: type teaching after it

    You'll see what the teachers say. Just pick Jesus following teachers.
  • Patty Post on Matthew 7
    I Believe in God,I really do. But I still question will I get in Heaven. I try to read and understand the bible but I cant quote anything to help lead a lost sole " my children" to the Lord, I am a backside and did not bring them up in church like I was brought up. I Failed them Horribly.
  • CLEANING HOUSE Matthew 12 - in Reply on Matthew 7
    PRAY AT YOUR CHURCH offices with someone, to receive the Holy Spirit; in a corporate kind of setting. Call & make an appointment.

    The Holy Spirit HELPS us to understand spiritual truth. A deaf and dumb spirit (demon) or a hindering demon may be afflicting you. They come in through "doors" we ignore.

    If anything occult in nature or questionable reside within your possessions, it gives them permission. Ask the Holy Spirit to Go through all your possessions with you. If He cringes, destroy it and get rid of it. Any books on ungodly supernatural phenomena, destroy utterly. zodiac jewelry too. Do not pawn or sell.

    Matthew 12

    43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

    44 Then he saith, I will return into my house (you) from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it (you) empty, swept, and garnished.

    45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last [state] of that man/woman/child, is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

    GARNISHED means actively, regularly, being filled up with the Word of God: the Bible. Maintaining close, daily contact with The Holy Spirit, through prayer and praise. Empty means you need to fill up on more scripture. Swept, means there may be dust curls of forgotten idols? Go thru kids things too.

    Demons produce "fruit" that reveals their names: depression, fear, torments, unclean, religious. They cannot cross the Blood of Jesus. Plead the Blood and ask God to send angels to guard the 4 corners of your home. Thank Him. You will soon be aware of peace in your home. Again, garnish your spirit. Fill it up on the power of Jesus and his Bible.

    Demons are brain damaged and keep hoping for different results. Remind them they are going to hell.

    Mishael


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