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  • Ronald Whittemore - In Reply - 19 hours ago
    Hi Jaz,

    Thank you, I do not profess to know anything other than what comes from Scripture, not sure of the site you are speaking of, the Jewish teaching today may be different from what we read in the Old Testament. Every feast, every prophecy, and everything in the Old Testament points to the coming of our savior Jesus the Messiah/Christ, and the Jewish teaching today leaves that out.

    What you wrote about the second chance was why I replied, some may feel they have blown it and give up. I just thought your post may give someone encouragement to repent and keep walking in faith and the Spirit.

    What I have found that has helped me is to do a word search and read all the Scripture on any word like Passover, read the Scriptures before and after to take in the context, that will carry you through the entire Bible. We can do that with any word and see how that word is used in the old and the new. You can expand it to study the Hebrew word or Greek word and compare what English word was used in translation, there may be several different English words used for the same Hebrew or Greek word that also helps. It all is dependent on the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

    God bless,

    RLW
  • Jaz - In Reply - 21 hours ago
    Hi Brother Ronald , I did reply to you but it didn't appear on the message board but it's in the thread , weird . In case you didn't get it I said that you helped me realise that I have a big gap in my knowledge of all things Jewish . So I've signed up to a Jewish site to learn a bit more from them , I shared the web address and I think that's why my message didn't come up , still learning the rules . I'm enjoying their site but there seems to be a lot of ritualisation by them which I'm not comfortable with . I shall stick with it for now but I didn't realise how much of their beliefs is based on tradition and rituals etc . I shall be cherry picking from them . God bless you .
  • Jaz - 1 day ago
    Just thinking today of all my spiritual family that I haven't seen or heard from in a long time . Miss so many of them and their wisdom and support . I had a brother in Lamesa but haven't heard from him for ages . We never forget the ones we love . It's easy to forget the meanies but the ones we have loved stay in our hearts forever . Treasure your spiritual family at least as much as your physical . I know I do , even more so to be honest .
  • Ronald Whittemore - In Reply - 1 day ago
    Hey Jaz,

    Amen, we sometimes overlook meaningful things, at twilight the beginning of the 15th.

    God bless,

    RLW
  • GiGi - In Reply - 1 day ago
    Hello Leshawn,

    If by religious you mean coming to God for mercy and grace with the hope of being accepted by Him. If by religious you mean that you want to know God more and more and live for Him each day. If by religious you desire to live rightly but cannot. then I have good news for you. Anyone who desires to be religious in these ways can find acceptance and salvation in Jesus our Savior, He is the one who gave Himself for us so that we can be religious in the ways I've spoken of. We will be taken into communion with

    God through Jesus and have a new nature that causes us to obey God and live to His glory.

    The Gospel only speaks of Jesus and His saving work for us on the cross of Calvary as our substitute to bear the condemnation we deserve for our sins and then to rise victoriously from death to reign as our Lord and King.

    You can find out more about this in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John along with the writings of Paul in the Epistles that follow the book of Acts. I recommend that you begin reading the Bible as I have suggested. Also, you may wish to meet with a Christian pastor who is willing to sit down with you and show you what the gospel of Jesus is in Scripture and how you can receive salvation in Jesus by believing the gospel message.

    I will be praying for you in your desire to come to God according to the terms of the Gospel message. Check back with us to keep us up to date on your journey with God.
  • Oseas - 1 day ago
    Hebrews 1:1-3-A period of 2000 years

    1 GOD, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,2 Hath in these last days(last two Days-2000 years)spoken unto us by His Son...heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds;3Who being the brightness of His glory,and the express image of His person,and upholding all things by the Word of His power,when He had by Himself purged our sins,sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

    GOD"s Plan was to create man in the sixth Day. GOD said:Ge.1:26-Let us make man in OUR image,after OUR likeness.But without JESUS, GOD's Plan was unfeasible,so 2000 years ago the Word was made flesh,was born JESUS.It was the fourth GOD's Day,i.e. 4000 years after Adam.GOD was still working in His wonderful Plan to create man in the sixth Day,as is written,not in the begining but in the END of the sixt Day.Then the Word,GOD Himself,self-executing,and JESUS,the Greater Light of fourth GOD's Day,which lighteth every man that cometh into the world, both have worked these last 2000 years to make man according to the GOD's Plan.

    Many received JESUS,to them gave He power to become sons of GOD,to them that believe on His name,which were born not of blood,nor of the will of the flesh,nor of the will of man,but of GOD-Jo.1:12-13.

    Ephesians 1:3-8

    GOD chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world,we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus to Himself,according to the good pleasure of His will,to the praise of the glory of His grace,wherein He has made us accepted in the Beloved.In whom we have redemption through His blood,the forgiveness of sins,according to the riches of His grace;having made known unto us the MYSTERY of His will in the dispensation of the FULNESS of TIMES...In whom also we have obtained an inheritance,being PREDESTINATED according to the purpose of Him...that we should be to the praise of His glory...
  • Jaz - 2 days ago
    Dear Christians . In case you didn't know , today is Pesach Sheni or , the second Passover . Numbers chapter 9 . One thing that I find striking about this feast/holiday is that it wasn't originally instituted by God . God gave it to the Israelites in response to their outcry of fear at being left out , unable to offer their offering and praise God along with every one else , due to ritual uncleanness . Also noteworthy is that it lasts just one day instead of the seven days of the first Passover . For me , this Pesach Sheni is a sign of hope , hope that you can always try to make amends and do what is right and acceptable to God , even if it's a bit later than it should have been , God doesn't slam the door in anyone's face and walk away . This second Passover us a full month after the first , God knows that we need Him and His mercy every day and He is very gracious in making Himself available and approachable . God is very considerate of us in our weakness and humanity . Through Christ our Redeemer and our Passover , we can have access to the Holy One of Israel . Praise God for His wonderful loving kindnesses towards us . Christ is the second Passover , bringing in the unclean ( us gentiles ) in one day he gave up his life for us , willingly . All things in the Old point to the New , this is why it's so important to read the Old as well as the New .
  • Cindylpn95 - In Reply - 2 days ago
    Please know that it is not a religion with rules that we are to follow but a relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ!!! Ask His forgiveness in whatever is on your heart. He loves you as if you are the only person on earth! Accept Him as your Lord and Savior, believing that He died on a cross for your salvation, so you can return to Heaven some day! He wants you to talk to Him and have a wonderful relationship with Him!! There is nothing in this world that compares to knowing how much He loves you!! Praying you find what you need in a church. You will be utterly amazed at what Jesus will do in your heart! God BLess you immensely!!
  • Man with horns - 3 days ago
    I'm just curious there are 6 scriptures, only in KJV, that start with the hebrew transliteration word. "Neginoth". which means "on stringed instruments". Psalm 4,6,54,55,67,76, Habakkuk 3:19 is said to be a 7th but it ends in english "on stringed instruments".

    My thought is why did they choose to use this one word from hebrew and only in these places, especially when the work being done is to translate in to English.
  • Lesshawn - 3 days ago
    What do I do if I' m unsure about if I'm religious or not, I want to be religious but I'm not sure if I am how can I tell if I'm religious or not???
  • Brooklynne rothmen - 1 week ago
    i love god
  • Momsage - In Reply - 1 week ago
    One thing I forgot to bring out in my previous post about us reading and studying the bible ourselves, is that there are many fine pastors, family members and friends that we can trust to listen to and learn from, especially in teaching our children. We just want to have the confidence to know, to be sure, they are presenting the biblical truth in the Spirit of the Holy Ghost. God Bless :)
  • Momsage - In Reply - 1 week ago
    Amen S. Spencer! God Bless :)
  • S Spencer - In Reply - 1 week ago
    Amen Momsage!

    Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

    Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 1 John 3:1-2.

    Two points worth mentioning.

    1) Beloved, "now" are we the sons of God, ( Present tense!)

    2) but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; When Christ appear for his purchased possession we shall be like him. Incomprehensible!

    God bless you.
  • Momsage - In Reply - 2 weeks ago
    People ask this question a lot. It seems they are very concerned about greeting their loved ones in heaven. Maybe we will or maybe we won't but one thing is for sure - we will know Jesus.
  • Momsage - 2 weeks ago
    ETERNAL LIFE WITH GOD

    Part 1

    There are many different ways to believe in God in the world today. But where do we find the real God and our way to eternal life with Him? God is not the God of many different religions; many different beliefs, that is the devil. God is the God of one true religion; His. How do you suppose God who, loves us so ultimately and deeply, made the way for us to have eternal life in heaven? One religion criticizes the other for this or that in their beliefs but there is one source God has given us to know without having to debate or judge other's beliefs. The Bible. The God who created everything and knows everything is quite capable of preserving His Word in truth, keeping it pure. So we do have the directions, in whole, to read and understand the way to salvation? So who do you believe? Your pastor or priest or your church or your grandma or parents, etc.? Or do you study for yourself so you KNOW what the truth is. (I use the KJB only but that's me.) The important thing is to read and study diligently for yourself. You can come up with many excuses not to do this, but just "reading" it or not giving it any attention at all will not get you into heaven. That's my opinion, sure, but you might want to find out for yourself if you really do want to go to heaven. Eternal life with a wonderful, all loving, benevolent God offering unimaginable blessings for eternity or eternal damnation. One human being doesn't have the authority to tell other human beings what to believe when it comes to God. They can share what they believe, like a minister preaching, but it is totally up to each of us to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling.
  • Momsage - 2 weeks ago
    Part 2

    I think one of the absolutely most vital verses to read and understand is 2 Timothy 2:15. "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth." (KJB) Don't you agree? Do you believe the Word is from God for each one of us to read and study so we can understand what God is telling us? Do you believe God is telling us to study for ourselves, to know what God is wanting from us so we can have eternal life? Do you believe God has given all the scripture to us by the power of the Holy Ghost to admonishes us to know His will so we can find our way to heaven? Do you believe that once you begin to study with an open heart and mind that you will find delight in God's word? I am a child of God not a Catholic or a Protestant or a part of any kind of religion, just a child of God. God doesn't care about titles. So, what is really true when it comes to the human soul and having a promise of eternal life with God? Isn't that what matters? It's easier to just go along and accept what other's may tell you to believe but in the end it will be devastating for your soul if they are wrong. We, as God's creation, can have an assured hope of heaven if we would find the truth on our own, what God has planned for us from the very beginning. God became man in the person of Jesus Christ so His divine blood could be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. He didn't intend for it to be any other way. His death and return to heaven was all He decided was needed for us to have salvation. He gave His word for us to find our way to the true Him and how to become born again. I hope there will be those who will give, what you read here, some serious thought and take it to heart. The Holy Ghost wrote the bible, He will help you understand it. Just ask Him to.
  • MotherMac - In Reply - 3 weeks ago
    I read this post by Oseas:

    "To be anointed with oil is to be separated as GOD's chosen one- Matthew 25:31-34. Take a look. The true chosen ones of the Lord are prudent and wise, they have lamp to shine as they walk in the world of darkness, and enough oil to keep the lamp burning to meet the Lord, the bridegroom, and be saved. By the way, He said: Revelation 3:11-13:

    11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no one take thy crown."

    This post was from Richard.

    The last point for now is that we must be open for others to pray for our needs as well. We need each other.

    If momsage reply was for me, this is what I meant. It was good to read those words as I travel this road thorough this barren land among people that seemed to have loss faith in the future.

    We need to encourage each other.

    It is good for me to know that I am on the "right" road.
  • Ecalarese - In Reply - 3 weeks ago
    I am new commenter here so it's entirely possible that I did it wrong! haha... I probably started a new thread because the thread was closed.
  • Ecalarese - In Reply - 3 weeks ago
    I don't know if it is filing correctly because I can't see the thread now?, but there was a question about sun, vs. son - I can't recall now. But in KJV 1611, the word in question - was in the scripture as sunne.
  • Momsage - In Reply - 3 weeks ago
    Hi Osamageris: If you are saved you already have a good relationship with God. Just trust Him as you would a Father loving His child, because that is how He sees you. He is with you always, especially when you pray and He loves to see you reading and studying His Word. Be joyful as His child. God Bless :)
  • Momsage - In Reply - 3 weeks ago
    What does that mean?
  • S Spencer - In Reply - 3 weeks ago
    Hi James gray

    1 John 3:1-2 reads "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

    Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."

    "we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."

    James I believe we will be able to know and see one another the same way Christ does.

    Perhaps from another dimension that we can't comprehend in these bodies.

    God bless.
  • Jamesegray - 1 month ago
    Will we recognize our loved ones in heaven?
  • MotherMac - In Reply - 1 month ago
    MotherMac reply to momsage:

    I listened to Carroll Roberson and

    enjoyed his song " Somebody Bigger

    Than You And I. Loved it."

    God is awesome. I wouldn't trade

    nothing for my journey right now.

    Amen !I praise him every chance

    I get. Be blessed.
  • Ecalarese on Galatians 6 - 1 month ago
    Jason Padrick - are you still here reading? I am just reading your plea about being consumed with prayer and guilt.. and I hope that you are consoled in Jesus knowing that you are loved and protected by God.
  • Ecalarese - 1 month ago
    In 1611 it is Sunne.
  • Wilmaleesteele@yahoo.com - 1 month ago
    I have been reading & sharing from your site for years, and never once created an account or even said thank you. Now that I created an account here, my stats are terrible! 0%...it's serves me right. today I'm saying thank you for your decades of public service. It is so easy to find things too. I mused to drag out my heavy Strongs or Vines.

    You have enriched my life.

    Wilma Lee Steele

    West Virginia
  • Momsage - In Reply - 1 month ago
    Hello MotherMac: The lyrics are beautiful but listening to the song is so much more a blessing. The artist is Carroll Roberson. He isn't your contemporary artist but he sings beautifully and you can see the kind of lyrics he writes. I hope you can listen to him. He has a lot of music out there.God Bless :)
  • Osamageris - 1 month ago
    I want to have a good relation ship with god though usual reading of the Bible and praying


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