Bible Questions

  • Bennymkje - 2 hours ago
    Commentary on Ez.47

    v.1 "Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house." The Spirit uses Afterward with direct reference to the measuring of the holy city of God.(Re.21:15-16) We need look at this vision from the tree of life being positioned on this side of the river where the throne of God and of the Lamb is situated. (Re.22:1). This water which flows from the threshold "And, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward" requires explanation. Threshold is set as the line connecting the two thrones" so the pure water of life ("a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb," is implied here. Another word 'eastward' also requires help. We are looking at the nations 'the kings of the east' that includes Israel as well. Drying of the river Euphrates so "that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared" draws Israel as hostile to the saints following the Word of God. (Re.16:12; 19:14) Prophet Ezekiel refers to 'top of the mountains' ,-Zion, as a high mountain(Is.2:2). So Ez.40:2 we have this verse " set me upon a very high mountain."

    vv.2-5 we have "the man that had the line" proceeding with measuring. What does 4x1000 tell us? Compare John's vision where the golden reed shows 12x100 furlongs. "And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal."(21:16) Ezekiel according to his Jewish sensitivities gives us the decalogue as base unit.

    Another point we need consider is this line, "and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house" Always it holds to the rightside of the house or the throne. Consider the verse:"The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool." (Ps.110:1) The earth is designated as the footstool in relation to the Son. He is the judge.
  • Oseas - 3 hours ago
    Psalms 24:1-10

    24:1 The earth is the Lord's,and the fulness thereof; the world,and they that dwell therein. -->(Comment:Luke:4:8-9:->8The Devil taketh JESUS up into an exceeding high mountain, sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And he said to the Lord GOD, Lord JESUS: All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.)

    Yes,"The earth is the Lord's,and the fulness thereof;the world,and they that dwell therein",This is true,of course, but what the Devil said to JESUS is lie, he is the father of lie, never abode in the Truth- John 8:44.

    24:2 For the Lord hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

    3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?(Satan intends to climb the mountain of the Lord- Isaiah 14:13-15),or who shall stand in His holy place?

    4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

    5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the GOD of His salvation.

    6 This is the generation of them that seek Him, that seek thy face, O Jacob.Selah.

    7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

    8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. (in the war)

    9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

    10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.Selah.

    Now unto the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, the only wise GOD, be Honour and Glory for ever and ever. Amen.(1Ti.1:17)
  • Bennymkje - 9 hours ago
    Syncretism

    This sounds scholarly and it is fusion of different religion and practices so the Church of Rome adopts the law and religious practises in order to give the papacy the same cult status a deified Caesar. The source for Infallibility of Pope consequently obvious. Scretism created an imposter church. Not to be outsmarted Calvin came up with an idea of limited salvation in the deity of Jesus Christ. It is like his blood work with some and some don't. If this sect spent their in anxiety and under the incubus of hellfire where have they gone wrong? When Jesus says, "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."( John 14:27) they don't know which end to believe.

    Unity of the Spirit is with regards to life. In his life and in his light we have our being and none in another. "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?/And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?/And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people."(2 Co.6:14-16) Hermeneutics similarly sounds scholarly but for the infidels who would rather eat the offal than the solid meat swear by literalism. Satan is winning there.
  • Bennymkje - 11 hours ago
    John 15:1-3 Signs-Trees (2 of 2)

    Trees of righteousness as sign is validated by the tree of life. The burning bush that did not consume itself overarches into eternity where we read of the tree of life. "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."(Re.22:1-2). On either side of the river establishes the earth where nations require healing while on the opposite side we have new earth and new heaven as one. Twelve manner of fruits from the same tree of life is the Lord's doing."This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes." Christ has become the source of healing for nations that rejected him.(Ps.118:19-23). For the nations months are counted while in the holy city of God 'forever' is being leaves that do not wither. In the vision of Ezekiel we have the view from the other side. "And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine."(Ez.47:12)

    God makes a difference between what is holy and what is not. Le.10:10. The nation of Israel failed to honor God. So the tree of life is a sign to them. Yet do we not hear the imposter church teach unity of the Spirit. "And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? Total sanctification means a life of separation. "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,:(2 Co.6:15-18)
  • Bennymkje - 12 hours ago
    John 15:1-2 "Signs: trees" (1 of 2)

    "I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman./ Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away."

    Tree as a sign was given to Moses to which we shall come anon. Jesus as the true vine and 'my Father' who purges is the one who has broken off or grafted new to the vine. It is thus we need approach St Paul. Before discussing this purging what is the role of the sign?

    Validity of any sign is in terms of the everlasting covenant. Trees no less. In the matter of light and waters God separated them first. Light was different from darkness. Waters above was similarly different waters which symbolised nations. Wicked were like the troubled sea while "Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son" we can sense the same separation marks Israel and Jesus Christ. (Is.8:6). This covenant thus stamps waters below, quality of which is judged by God. God gathers together sea and the dry land is called the earth. The provision for trees as mentioned in the covenant has this characteristic. "Let the earth bring forth" is the divine command.(Ge.1:11). The next verse is how the Son fulfills it,"And the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good." This is under the authority of the Son. The command number in third day establishes it.

    So Jesus Christ is the true Vine.

    "The Song of my Beloved is all about the vineyard. (Is.5:1-4) "Wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?"

    Ro.11:17-20This shall throw light in this passage the relationship of the tree in relation to the root."Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee." They were broken off for their disbelief. Their fruits or lack of it proved the point. "Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever."("forever"- Matt.21:19) So the fig tree that withered away is a sign.
  • Garycharles - 21 hours ago
    I was just wondering if anyone could help me. I've been studying in the book of Acts chapters 2 & 3 has anyone thought about the time between the two chapters it seems to me like this was all done on the same day. I know this may sound like a petty question, and it has nothing to do with salvation. For some reason, I cannot get this off my mind. Could someone help me with this?
  • Garycharles - 21 hours ago
    Just wondering, has anyone thought about the timing of these events that may have happened between ACTS chapters 2 & 3?

    While I was studying for my sermon it just hit me.

    How much time was there between these 2 Chapters?

    I think that these Chapters seemed to have happen on the same day, I know this may sound like a petty question, and has nothing to do with salvation, but for some reason, I can't seem to get it out of my mind.

    I hope someone out there could help with this I would really appreciate it!
  • Bennymkje - 1 day ago
    Ps.104:35 Signs-Fire

    " Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more."(104:35)

    Fire serves as a sign of disfavour. So God created angels spirits,"his ministers a flaming fire."(v.4) From the life of Prophet Elijah we have an example, "And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head." (1 Ki.19:6). Why the Spirit has set this example? Prophet is set as a double for Jesus Christ. Now we shall see how the risen Christ was helped by his angel."As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread./ Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. "( John 21:9).

    The Last Adam is he who came from heaven. The Lord of heaven refers to the fire as a sign. " I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?"( Luke 12:49) It is to this Apostle Peter refers, "But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men."(2 Pe.3:7)

    The Prophet foreshadows in the manner he chose to defeat the prophets of Baal. "Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench."(1 Ki.18:38)

    This is according to the everlasting covenant which is the house that Wisdom built. (Pr.9:1) These have foundation which we find in Hannah's prayer. "For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them." (1 Sa.2:8). The same truth we have in the Psalm we are discussing at present. God " Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever."(104:5) Notice the ubiquitous phrase 'forever' used here? We are discussing fire as reserved for the children of wrath. Showers of blessing for the blessed in the Son. Everlasting covenant as a sure foundation. God knows. 2 Ti.2:19-20
  • Oseas - 1 day ago
    What shall happen from now on?Exactly what the true Christians have announced for many years before- 2Peter 3:10-13:

    10The heavens(both environment of the Old Testament and New Testament)shall pass away with a great noise(be imploded, or even heavily hit or impacted like the WTC twin towers,because that which decayeth and waxeth old is READY to vanish away- Hebrews 8:13), and the elements shall melt with fervent heat(GOD is a devouring fire, understand?), and the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up (even now, from now on, as is determined in the Word of GOD- Daniel 2:34-35 & 44-45,take a look, for the Word is GOD,GOD Himself,self-executing,understand?)

    11Seeing then that all THESE THINGS shall be DISSOLVED (DISMANTLED),what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

    12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the Day of GOD(the Lord's Day,seventh and last Day or seventh and last millennium),wherein the heavens(both environment of the Old Testament and New Testament),being on FIRE shall be DISSOLVED(will no longer exist),and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

    13Nevertheless we,according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.(Phil.3:20-21: 20For our conversation is in heaven(heven? Ephesians 1:3-8); from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

    21Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body( Luke 20:35-36), according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.)

    Re.11:15-18KJV

    15The kingdoms OF THIS WORLD are become the kingdoms of our Lord,and of His Christ;and He shall reign for ever and ever.

    ...

    18And the nations were angry,and thy wrath is come,and the time of the dead,that they should be Judged,and that thou should give reward unto thy servants the prophets,and to the saints,and them that fear thy name,small and great;and should DESTROY them which destroy the earth.
  • Bennymkje - 1 day ago
    Signs-Water

    "Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:/ But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." ( John 4:13-14) Two kinds of water.

    Thirsting again is the quality of water that went up as a mist, "But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground."(Ge.2:7) What God gave Samson to drink was the same. This sign is within frame of reference to the day decreed for the Son. Thus blessings stipulated in the covenant or condemnation arises. This is made clear by unto this day and in that day. The latter refers to the condemnation.

    "But the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life," is what every believer or true worshiper could claim."n the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink."( John 7:37-38; Is.55:1) The two kinds of water have thus different source as Adam and the last Adam have. "The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven."(1 Co.15:47)

    It is thus we distinguish between Sabbath as one day which need like water from the Jacob's Well. But thirst never gos away. The water unto everlasting life that we drink in the Son signified we have entered into the rest with the Son.

    Does this insight come from human intellect or from the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ?" (2 Co.4:6) The heretical sects who make much Israel and Sabbath are holding truth in unrighteousness. More worse is that the refuse to come to light because their works are evil." And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. ( John 3:19-20) What is their take on the unity of the Spirit. Drivel.
  • Bennymkje - 1 day ago
    Signs: "water and fire"

    Water

    "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."(Ge.1:6) As with separation of light we have God making a distinction between the waters above and below the firmament. So signs where water from the earth rising as a mist is different from the river flowing out of Eden to water the garden on the east of Eden. Everlasting covenant applies here as well. Adam whose sin of disobedience proved that he was a servant. "Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"(Ro.6:16). Jesus gives us a clue to the expulsion of Adam, "And the servant abideth not in the house for ever( John 8:35-36). The Garden that God planted was for the last Adam. It also example the purpose of the water,"But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground." This is the quality of 'the vile body' of flesh and blood.(Ge.2:7-8) The first Adam was earthy on account of it.

    Water sent from God we shall see at several places, so everlasting covenant is operational. The ground was cursed on account of sin and when Hagar was in dire straits in the wilderness of Beersheba we read that God opened her eyes, "And she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink."Ge.21:19). This river of time flows till the last chapter. Against which Moses giving Israelite water to drink and quenching the thirst of mighty Samson which establishes the covenant is working. God sent succour to him and the place, "which is in Lehi unto this day:(Ju.15:19). This water serves as a sign that he was blessed in the Son according to the covenant. On the contrary we have " In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness." (Ze.13:1). This is in relation to the new earth.
  • Bennymkje - 1 day ago
    Matt.16:3-4 "Signs""O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?/A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas."

    Jesus the word become flesh was the sign and it referred to the Father who sent him. So whatever signs the Jews sought belonged to a wicked and adulterous generation. Isaiah referring to his sons referred to another generation which owed it validity from the everlasting covenant. "Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion."(Is.8:16). God had determined beforehand what their names shall be. It applied to the spirit of the times, a specific threat from Syria. In relation to the national identity of Israel these two sons were living proof that His promises shall not fail. Signs based on the Generation of Jesus owed to the covenant. For this reason Jesus referred the sign of the prophet Jonah. It referred to the death and resurrection of his Son.,The writer to the Hebrews cites Isaiah in order to show the generation of Jesus covered the day God decreed for his Son.(Ps.2:7). " Behold I and the children which God hath given me" leads us to the reason for the humanity of Jesus. Sanctification is what it meant. "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." So who sanctifies the people? (He.2:10-11). This shall throw light on the commandment on Sabbath. "Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you."(Ex.31:13) That ye may know." Without this their disbelief made their generation, them hypocrites.
  • Oseas - 1 day ago
    Luke 17:28-30-JESUS said:

    28Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot;they did eat,they drank,they bought,they sold,they planted,they builded;

    29But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven,and destroyed them all.

    30Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

    What was there or what happened in Sodoma,and Gomorra,and in the neighboring cities? Well,GOD sent two men there.And they said unto Lot,Hast thou here any besides?son in law,and thy sons,and thy daughters,and whatsoever thou hast in the city,bring them out of this place:For we will DESTROY THIS PLACE,because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord;and the Lord hath SENT US to DESTROY IT-Gen.19:12-13.

    And Lot went out,and spake unto his sons in law,which married his daughters,and said, Up, get you out of this place;for the Lord will destroy this city.But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law-Gen.19:14.

    Again:Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.Yes, even thus shall it be now,even now,from now on,the difference is that now is sent only one,not two men,and now the order/the command is to DESTROY THE WHOLE WORLD OF THE DEVIL,the process of destruction of the Devil's world is already running,understand?

    Do you believe or you are like the sons in law of Lot thinking that I'm moking you?No surprise,if so.JESUS said:even thus will be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.Who is he?Michael- Daniel 12:1-3, Matthew 24:15-25 and 1Thessalonians 4:16.

    Get ready

    Satan will be cast down into the bottomless pit,and his followers- 1Corinthians 6:9-10 and Revelation 21:8-,will be cast into the lake of fire.

    Re.20:1-3->1And I saw an angel come down from heaven,having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.And he laid hold on the dragon,that old serpent,which is the Devil,and Satan,and bound him a thousand years...and set a seal upon him,that he should deceive the nations no more
  • Bennymkje - 2 days ago
    Ge.1:14-18 "Sign" (1 of 2)

    God set the sign in the everlasting covenant. "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs,". The light as signs should be read in the context of the separation of light from darkness.In v.3-4 God expresses His will, 'Let there be light' and the Son fulfills it, and it is made clear by the latter part of the verse. There was light."And God said, Let there be light: and there was light." In v.4 we read that both parties approved. "It was good." So God divided light from darkness. This provision in the everlasting covenant therefore shall never change. So the Spirit in organising the Scripture uses 'forever' in the direct frame of reference to the Son. Creation of sun, moon and the stars came further in the covenant. It is thus we have God as the Father of light while the Son is qualified as the true light. "And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness". Significance and relevance of any sign can only be derivative from this covenant. The difference between the covenant and the Law of Moses can be explained from the following passage. Jesus explains what is the work of God. "They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?"( John 6:30)
  • Bennymkje - 2 days ago
    Ec.3:11 "Heart of man" (2 of 2)

    The first part of this post was establishing where our heart ought to be set. " Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.". (Col.3:2) For this reason we die to the world and sin so we may deal with the world set in our heart by God. God formed all hearts alike and tries their works. So we shall attend to what the Preacher is instructing us. "also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end." From the beginning to the end for our intent and purpose is Jesus Christ, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end."(Re.21:6). So our heart is to be elevated as Jerusalem was. This new Jerusalem and new creation match. In the same manner the Parable of Jesus teaches us.(Matt.9:16) We are made new by our faith in his Son. "He hath made every thing beautiful in his time." This is the work of God."This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent."( John 6:29) .

    This being the case what we have to do with idols or for mammon? " Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings." Wrath of theLamb is one way of proving it. "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake." (Re.6:12) Prophet Zechariah refers to it as his feet. Compare it with finger of God. Egyptian sooth sayers named what Moses could do was by the finger of God.(Ex.8:19) The Angel of His presence made Jerusalem move up so who are holy who are unholy was made clear. in their fear we know those (Re.6:15) "And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains" were same as in Is.2:21
  • Bennymkje - 2 days ago
    Ec.3:11 "Heart of man" (1 of 2)

    "He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end."

    "It shall come to pas in that day," and it is the sword reaching even unto the soul of the nation of Israel.Jeremiah refers to the same terror mentioned in the Book of Isaiah. " (Je.4:9-10) Isaiah has to say thus, " For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low."(Is.2:12-17) "And the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day".

    How does that work in reality? Prophet Zechariah gives us a clue."And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces." (Ze.12:3) Do we not hear how nations twist themselves into a moral knot by justifying their 'genocidal policies' pursued in Gaza? There is no moral equivalence they say. But God says,"the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day". To prove that we have Jerusalem lifted off its position by a violent action. "All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place." (Ze.14:10). How high it must be lifted up to be considered a heavenly place. 'This feet of the Lord' causes where His throne shall be and where his footstool ought to be. Ps.110:1 says that it is the footstool for his Son. The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool." Note the expression,'thy footstool'. Isaiah quote tells the new position above the hills. nd it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it."(2:2)

    "And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives." (Ze.14:4).
  • Bennymkje - 2 days ago
    Re.5:6 "The Lamb slain" (2 of 2)

    Only the one who is worthy to break open the seals is the heart of God which explains Jesus Christ having a position on the right hand of the most high God. Heart of God is also a spiritual place 'heavenly places" So St Paul refers to it,"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ."(Ep.1:3) This, to continue with the analogy of the GPS tracker, is the GNSS network where we have the body soul and spirit as memorial for our accuracy. The 24 elders are not merely for your amusement so one day you give them names to prove your cleverness but our own safety. By setting your position elsewhere as the misguided sects teach Sabbath as one day to be observed are you setting it in Christ by faith? It is a day settled by man who has no stomach for truth. What is soteriology for him? It is like casting pearls before swine. He is risen and "For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." (Col3:1-3). St Paul says he has no excuse to persist in a lie by his literalism. "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse." (Ro.1:20)

    So Christ is our soul so our tracking system follows the mystery of God, " Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:/ That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him./In whom also we have obtained an inheritance."(Ep.1:9-11)

    The day decreed for the Son is tagged 'unto this day' is the same as 'in that day" a tag for the Father. So Jesus said," My Father worketh hitherto, and I work."( John 5:17) What is the work of God? John 6:28 Ec.3:11) It is set in the heart of man.
  • Bennymkje - 2 days ago
    Re.5:6 "The Lamb slain" (1 of 2)

    The entire breaking open seven seals are set in the vision which is set up by God. It has a back page as it were and Daniel sums it us as thus:"Judgment was set, and the books were opened." (Dan.7:10) The same multitude we have in both. "And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;"(Re.5:11) In the mind of God eternity is in the 'Now' so it is trying to literally date the breaking of each seal. The action is to be treated as by "the soul" or the heart of God. Prophet Ezekiel referring to the pride of the King of Tyrus says,"though thou set thine heart as the heart of God."(Ez.28:2). Heart is not an anatomical part but it is a spiritual space where soul of man can track truth just as GPS system. Heart from God draws its own inferences for body spirit and soul just as trilateration does from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) network; similarly heart can decipher the world without and its characteristics as the tracker can from the network determine latitude, longitude, elevation, and time. St Paul speaks of it,"Redeeming the time, because the days are evil," how we should conduct ourselves among the ungodly?(Ep.5:16). So man refusing to correct heresies fed to him by false shepherds may ever learn but never reach truth. For this reason God told Ezekiel how to deal with impudent stubborn Israel, " and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord God; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear."(Ez.3:11). King of Tyrus set himself, "though thou set thine heart as the heart of God" it is set in hell. "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me," (Re.22:11-12)
  • Oseas - 2 days ago
    GOD had planned to make man in His image,but how,once He is Spirit,as whether He was alone?

    GOD revealed this to Moses about 2500 years after Adam-Gen.1:26.How could man see an image of the Spirit?What is its image?It would be impossible to describe,unless it be materialized physically.This explains why Israel always was tempted by the Devil since the OT to make an image of GOD to worship,and they made even a golden calf.

    According the Word,first GOD needed to show the IMAGE of He Himself,that's what GOD did,thus JESUS was born in the turn of the fourth to the fifth Day or fifth millennium,Aleluia!!! JESUS was no longer in the bosom of the Father,the Word.GOD sent JESUS about 4000 years after Adam,on GOD's clock it was midnight,so a new Day,the fifth Day was rising when JESUS was born. JESUS said: My Father works hitherto,and I work-Jo.5:17,actually still very recently JESUS still was in the bosom of the Word,i.e.GOD,but now He already was in person working together with GOD Father,at the age 30,then He revealed His Father was still working,although was still the beginning of the fifth Day.But Jesus knew what He was talking about,He said:I and my Father are One.

    GOD-the Word-sent His only begotten,"He loved the world,He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,but have everlasting life.GOD sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world;but that the world through Him might be saved.He that believeth on Him is not condemned:but he that believeth not is condemned already,because he hath not believed in the NAME of the only begotten Son of GOD,i.e.JESUS.And this is the condemnation,that light is come into the world(in the fourth GOD's Day- Genesis 1:16),and men loved darkness rather than light,because their deeds were evil"- John 3:16-19.

    GOD Father could fulfill His promise to make man in His image,as He planned-Let US make man in our image,after our likeness:GOD calls those things which be not as though they were- Romans 4:17.
  • S Spencer - 2 days ago
    An article on distractions.

    Part 1

    Remembering Jesus' Prayer for Unity

    We all know the narrative in John 17. But let's revisit it.

    John 17:11

    "And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, AS WE ARE.

    This was the last thing on Jesus' mind before he went to the cross. He could have been praying about anything, but he chose to pray about unity.

    What does that mean for us? It means we have to be willing to break down barriers that exist among us.

    Because if we don't, here's what happens:

    The separation becomes more important than the story. The conflict becomes more important than the command. And the division keeps us distracted from accomplishing anything that actually matters.

    Before we jump to some specific sources of division, I want to also remind us of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control ( Gal. 5:22-23). There's one thing that each of these things require: unified community.

    The essence of the evidence of the Spirit working in our lives requires us to live in unity.

    So let's get specific. Here are 6 of many distractions plaguing the Church today:

    1) The Distraction of Preference

    We all like things done a certain way. It's part of our nature.

    We like the service to be in a particular order. We like the music to be a particular style (and as we all know, some people are very particular about the volume of that music). We like our schedules to look like they're supposed to. We like our community to feel a certain way.

    It's okay for us to have preferences. But the moment HOW we do ministry becomes more important than WHY we do ministry, we're in big trouble.

    Methods should never guide our ministry or our interactions with others. Mission should.

    See part 2.
  • Oseas - 2 days ago
    John 14:8-11- Our Lord JESUS said:

    10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

    11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me:

    9 Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?

    John 10:30- I and my Father are One.

    But,

    no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him. Matthew 11:27

    Luke 10:22 - no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal Him.
  • Oseas - 3 days ago
    Brothers in Christ JESUS

    I believe all are looking for the Saviour, Lord Jesus Christ,who shall change our vile body,that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body,according to the working(not a magic,but a process) whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.In fact,we are waiting for the adoption,to wit,the redemption of our body,as JESUS said: Luke 20:35-36.Take a look.

    According Ro.8:24-30:

    24-27-->We are saved by hope:but hope that is seen is not hope:for what a man sees,why doth he yet hope for? We hope for that we see not,so be patient,wait for it.GOD searches hearts and intercedes for the saints according His will.

    28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love GOD,to them who are the CALLED according to his purpose.

    29For whom He did foreknow,He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son,that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

    30Moreover whom He did predestinate,them He CALLED:and whom He CALLED,them He also justified:and whom He justified, them He also glorified.

    31If GOD be for us,who can be against us?

    (COMMENT:It's wonderful,but we must understand that we are not free from to be attacked and persecuted by the enemies ruled by the spirit of Devil,we wrestle not against flesh and blood,but against principalities,against powers,against the rulers of the darkness of this world(world of Devil which we still are living in),and against SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS in high places(high places? Ephesians 1:3-8)

    32He that spared not His own Son,but delivered Him up for us all, shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

    35Who can separate us from the love of Christ? tribulation,or distress,or persecution,famine,nakedness,or peril,or sword?

    36As it is written,For thy sake we are killed all the day long;we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

    Neither death...nor principalities,nor powers,nor any creature,shall be able to separate us from GOD's love,which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • Bennymkje - 3 days ago
    Ge.14:8 "Trinity:soul" (2 of 2) Continued

    In the Father's kingdom it is the throne of God and of the Lamb. Three aspects of truth established as a memorial in heaven. Soul of man where the breath of God has impressed and how does the Son works with it? "The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit./ Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual."(1 Co.15:45-46) Remember the wings full of eyes, before and behind? Who goes to life eternal? Sons of Adam has inheritance on the earth(De.32:2) while those sons adopted in the last Adam are quickened for the new earth.

    Coming back to Melchizedek the gift of bread and wine was confirmation of the blessings determined in the everlasting covenant. Because of it the name of Abram shall be quickened to a new name. "Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee." (Ge.17:5)

    Total sanctification gives the blessed similarly a new name. "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it."(Re.2:17)

    They shall also sup and drink it new " I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom."
  • Bennymkje - 3 days ago
    Ge.14: 8 "Trinity- soul" (1 of 2)

    "And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God." Melchizedek presents himself as the king of Salem and as the priest of the most high God. He represented Trinity the same memorials before the throne of God mentioned in Re.5. Body and Spirit was signified in his own person. What was his gift to Abraham? Bread and wine represented the humanity of the Son signified by bread and wine. As Jesus reminded his disciples," Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body."(Matt.26:26-29). As with bread the wine refers to his body. "Drink ye all of it;/For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins./But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom." Notice the expression, 'until that day'? Drinking it new as with the new song refers to the glorious body which is distinct from what the disciples drank 'unto this day' in the company of the Son of man. Meat and drink of doing the will of God while in physical bodies we do in remembrance of what we drink in the Father's kingdom. This is established by the Lamb slain who was worthy to open the book.(Re.5:6). The same in flesh was seen. "The Lamb of God" that takes away sin is how Spirit of the Father revealed it to John the Baptist.( John 1:29).
  • Bennymkje - 3 days ago
    Re.5:9 "Trinity-Soul" (1 of 2)

    "And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book," This new song is already set as a memorial in heaven. Compare it with the song of Moses. "And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb,"(Re.15:2-3) And the martyrs from Abel onwards (Matt.23:35-36) are singing to 'thou King of saints.' "and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God." This vision fills in dotes in the Jesus saying. So woe to ye condemnation of Jesus provides the complete list of martyrs."Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation". It also dates what is the duration of the generation of Jesus (Matt.1:1)

    What is the theme of the new song? "Thou art worthy" and " And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.(Re.5:9-10) When God breathed into the nostrils of man He made him a living soul For this reason Jesus told his disciples, "But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak./ For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you."(Matt.10:19-20) Simon Peter also by the same Spirit. The victory over the beast has been determined and the body(24 elders) attests to their foreknowledge.

    Fo this reason no man may excuse that he was ignorant. Adam disobeyed and he shall account for his soul before the throne of God.

    Truth that God imparted to Adam has certain color which is different in the manner faith is put to work. "For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith."(Re.1:17) Gospel of Christ when lived gives a quality that speaks for the soul of man. Total sanctification is not simply what one may live by his will but faith with works.
  • ChapmanLA - 3 days ago
    How to overcome anxiety
  • Bennymkje - 4 days ago
    "Trinity- Spirit"

    Trinity serves the Spirit aspect as a memorial. The four beasts carry grace and truth two pinions. "And in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind." Significance of before and behind I touched upon in the previous post of the first table of stone that Moses broke at the foot of the mount. These were full of eyes. "And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come./And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,"(Re.4:6-9) What are these eyes? "And seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth." (Re.5:6) Before the outpouring of the Spirit we have verses indicating the spirit of Christ has been sent. I Pe.1:9-12 Receiving the end of your faith is the salvation of your souls. This refers to Adam's sin. God forbade him the fruit and his judgment was set in that day. "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." Ge.2:17) This refers to truth. Law came by Moses but by Jesus Christ came grace and truth. So unto this and in that day have before and behind. Spirit of Christ belongs to before ('who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you) and grace after his Advent(but unto us they did minister the things').

    Thus these two wings with full of eyes are again employed in the inaugural vision of Ezekiel, in the wheels within wheels of the living creatures, full of eyes. This is modified in Ez.10:12 "And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had." This refers to saints redeemed from the earth. Total sanctification is demanded of them
  • Bennymkje - 4 days ago
    Just one point-spiritual bodies

    "At Jesus' ascension, the angels told the disciples that Jesus would return in the SAME manner as He ascended. This not only means "on the clouds" but in the same body." I have merely quoted from this forum verbatim.

    "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."(He.9:28)

    He will appear second time. But is it on earth? "When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:" His throne of glory has a name, "Throne of God and of the Lamb." It is in mid-air.

    " And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel."(Matt.19:28)

    Coming back to the ascension,"shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven," does not specify the body but from resurrection shows that spiritual body confused Mary who could only recognise him by his voice.

    In the inaugural vision of St John he refers to his death ('the first begotten of the dead,'-1:5) but from description no nail marks are seen. Besides no familiarity of Master disciple relationship is implied which of course owes to the nature of vision.
  • Oseas - 4 days ago
    Psalms 115:17

    17The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence.

    And JESUS said (around 2000 years ago): let the dead (they which have not the Spirit of GOD, Spirit of life) bury their dead. Matthew 8:17

    Daniel 12:1-2 combined with 1Thessalonians 4:16

    Michael comes first, and after of him comes Lord JESUS.

    12:1 at that time(at this current time, or at this Day, the Lord's Day, the seventh and last Day/millennium)shall Michael (the archangel) stand up, ...

    12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake (RESURRECTION), some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

    1 Thes.4:15- For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord (the Word is GOD, self-executing), that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent(precede) them which are asleep.

    1 Thes. 4:16 For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel-Michael- , and with the Trump of GOD: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

    And 1Corinthians 15:51-54 reveal:

    51 Behold, I shew you a mystery;We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,(Compare with Philippians 3:20-21)

    52 ...at the last trump:for the trumpet shall sound,and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,and we shall be changed.

    (the trumpet shall sound:Re.11:15-And the seventh angel sounded;and there were great voices in heaven(heaven??? Ephesians 1:3-8), saying, The kingdoms OF THIS WORLD are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Matthew 5:5-JESUS said: Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth).

    53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. (CAUGHT???)

    54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written,Death is swallowed up in victory.-Hallelujaaaah!!!

    Get ready --> Matthew 25:10
  • Bennymkje - 5 days ago
    Ps.110:5-7 Annotated (2 of 2)

    (Continued)

    "The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath."

    These kings are labeled the heathen, "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?/The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against theLord, and against his anointed,"(Ps.2:1-2) "He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries."(v.6)

    7He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

    This evokes the test God gave Gideon and it is confirmed by the clue the Spirit has consistently followed. "Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink./And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men."(Ju.7:5-6) The Command number Three refers to the Son. (3x100) attests it. In the case of man 3x10 applies to the service "And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age" ( Luke 3:23) when he began his ministry.

    "he shall wound the heads over many countries."

    Another interesting parallel we have in the life of Gideon in the manner his illegitimate son Abimelech was killed "And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and all to brake his skull."(Ju.9:53) Speed forward we find the angel similarly throwing a stone 'like a great millstone' to finish off Babylon, the generic name for the nations in the outer darkness. (Re.18:21)


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