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Eschatology Of The Latter-Day Rapture, Greek - Harpazo.....Part One

The concept of Inta-Seal (Close to Pre-Wrath) Rapture.."Harpazo" is one of several...
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Eschatology Of The Latter-Day Rapture, Greek - Harpazo.....Part OneThe concept of Inta-Seal (Close to Pre-Wrath) Rapture.."Harpazo" is one of several premillennial views on the end-times events among some Christians, and states that Christians will be Raptured at the time called the Great Tribulation (which begins at the midpoint of the seventieth week of Daniel), and before the Day of the Lord. (God's wrath). The Inta-Seal position emphasizes the biblical distinction between Satan's wrath in the Great Tribulation (which Christians have been promised) and the wrath of God (which Christians have been promised deliverance/salvation from).According to the Intra-Seal perspective, the Great Tribulation begins Three and half years after the Antichrist "makes a covenant with many" (Daniel 9:27), in the middle of "Daniel's 70th week." The 70th week is a reference to Daniel 9:24, where each day of the week corresponds to a year "for a total of seven years." After the first Three and half years, the Antichrist will make himself known with the abomination that causes desolation, and he will reign for three and half years (Times, time and half a time, 42 months or 1260 days).These time periods occur eight times in scripture:(Daniel 7:25) "time, times and a half".(Daniel 9:27) "half one set of seven".(Daniel 12:7) "time, times and a half".(Revelation 11:2) "42 months".(Revelation 11:3) "1260 days".(Revelation 12:6) "1260 days".(Revelation 12:14) "time, times and a half".(Revelation 13:5) "42 months"The latter half of the three and half years is characterized by the Antichrist deceiving the world and persecuting the true Church, i.e the Body of Christ (Remnant). Although the exact timing of the Rapture or Gathering together (Episunagoge), is not known, one of the key points to the Intr-Seal view is that the Rapture comes between the sixth & seventh seal (Revelation 6:12) And I behold when he opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became blood. {13} And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth he untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. {14} And the heavens departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. I feel this scripture has similarities to (Matthew 24:29-30) Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.ShalomMarcia

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Genesis 40:1–23

40 (vii) Some time later it came about that the Egyptian king’s cupbearer and baker gave offense to their lord the king of Egypt. 2...
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Genesis 40:1–2340 (vii) Some time later it came about that the Egyptian king’s cupbearer and baker gave offense to their lord the king of Egypt. 2 Pharaoh became angry with his two officers the chief cupbearer and the chief baker. 3 So he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison, in the same place where Yosef was kept. 4 The captain of the guard charged Yosef to be with them, and he became their attendant while they remained in prison.5 One night the two of them, the king of Egypt’s cupbearer and his baker, there in prison, both had dreams, each dream with its own meaning. 6 Yosef came in to them in the morning and saw that they looked sad. 7 He asked Pharaoh’s officers there with him in the prison of his master’s house, “Why are you looking so sad today?” 8 They said to him, “We each had a dream, and there’s no one around who can interpret it.” Yosef said to them, “Don’t interpretations belong to God? Tell it to me, please.”9 Then the chief cupbearer told Yosef his dream: “In my dream, there in front of me was a vine, 10 and the vine had three branches. The branches budded, then it suddenly began to blossom, and finally clusters of ripe grapes appeared. 11 Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, so I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and gave the cup to Pharaoh.” 12 Yosef said to him, “Here is its interpretation: the three branches are three days. 13 Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office: you will be giving Pharaoh his cup as you used to when you were his cupbearer. 14 But remember me when it goes well with you; and show me kindness, please; and mention me to Pharaoh, so that he will release me from this prison. 15 For the truth is that I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and here too I have done nothing wrong that would justify putting me in this dungeon.”16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was favorable, he said to Yosef, “I too saw in my dream: there were three baskets of white bread on my head. 17 In the uppermost basket there were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, but the birds ate them out of the basket on my head.” 18 Yosef answered, “Here is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days. 19 Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head from off of you — he will hang you on a tree, and the birds will eat your flesh off you.”(Maftir) 20 On the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, he gave a party for all his officials, and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his officials. 21 He restored the chief cupbearer back to his position, so that he again gave Pharaoh his cup. 22 But he hanged the chief baker, as Yosef had interpreted to them. 23 Nevertheless, the chief cupbearer didn’t remember Yosef, but forgot him.Haftarah Vayeshev: ‘Amos (Amos) 2:6–3:8B’rit Hadashah suggested reading for Parashah Vayeshev: Acts 7:9–16 (specifically vv. 9–10)Luke 9:37-62The next day, as they were coming down out of the hill country, a large crowd met him. 38 Suddenly a man in the crowd shouted, “Rabbi! Look at my son, I beg you, because he’s my only child! 39 What happens is this: a spirit seizes him, and suddenly it lets out a shriek and throws him into convulsions with foaming at the mouth; and only with difficulty will it leave him. It’s destroying him! 40 I asked your talmidim to drive the spirit out, but they couldn’t.” 41 “Perverted people, without any trust!” Yeshua answered, “How long do I have to be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.” 42 Even as the boy was coming, the demon dashed him to the ground and threw him into a fit. But Yeshua rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father. 43 All were struck with amazement at the greatness of God. While they were all marvelling at everything Yeshua was doing, he said to his talmidim, 44 “Listen very carefully to what I’m going to say. The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.” 45 But they didn’t understand what he meant by this. It had been concealed from them so that they would not grasp its meaning, and they were afraid to ask him about it.46 An argument arose among the talmidim as to which of them might be the greatest. 47 But Yeshua, knowing the thoughts of their hearts, took a child, stood him beside himself, 48 and said to them, “Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the One who sent me. In other words, the one who is least among you all — this is the one who is great.” 49 Yochanan responded, “Rabbi, we saw someone expelling demons in your name; and we stopped him because he doesn’t follow you along with us.” 50 Yeshua said to him, “Don’t stop such people, because whoever isn’t against you is for you.”51 As the time approached for him to be taken up into heaven, he made his decision to set out for Yerushalayim. 52 He sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village in Shomron to make preparations for him. 53 However, the people there would not let him stay, because his destination was Yerushalayim. 54 When the talmidim Ya‘akov and Yochanan saw this, they said, “Sir, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to destroy them?”[a] 55 But he turned and rebuked them.[b] 56 And they went on to another village.57 As they were traveling on the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 Yeshua answered him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds flying about have nests, but the Son of Man has no home of his own.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me!” but the man replied, “Sir, first let me go away and bury my father.” 60 Yeshua said, “Let the dead bury their own dead; you, go and proclaim the Kingdom of God!” 61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, sir, but first let me say good-by to the people at home.” 62 To him Yeshua said, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and keeps looking back is fit to serve in the Kingdom of God.”
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Genesis 39:1–23

39 (v) Yosef was brought down to Egypt, and Potifar, an officer of Pharaoh’s and captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the...
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Genesis 39:1–2339 (v) Yosef was brought down to Egypt, and Potifar, an officer of Pharaoh’s and captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Yishma‘elim who had brought him there. 2 Adonai was with Yosef, and he became wealthy while he was in the household of his master the Egyptian. 3 His master saw how Adonai was with him, that Adonai prospered everything he did. 4 Yosef pleased him as he served him, and his master appointed him manager of his household; he entrusted all his possessions to Yosef. 5 From the time he appointed him manager of his household and all his possessions, Adonai blessed the Egyptian’s household for Yosef’s sake; Adonai’s blessing was on all he owned, whether in the house or in the field. 6 So he left all his possessions in Yosef’s care; and because he had him, he paid no attention to his affairs, except for the food he ate.Now Yosef was well-built and handsome as well. (vi) 7 In time, the day came when his master’s wife took a look at Yosef and said, “Sleep with me!” 8 But he refused, saying to his master’s wife, “Look, because my master has me, he doesn’t know what’s going on in this house. He has put all his possessions in my charge. 9 In this house I am his equal; he hasn’t withheld anything from me except yourself, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?” 10 But she kept pressing him, day after day. Nevertheless, he didn’t listen to her; he refused to sleep with her or even be with her.11 However, one day, when he went into the house to do his work, and none of the men living in the house was there indoors, 12 she grabbed him by his robe and said, “Sleep with me!” But he fled, leaving his robe in her hand, and got himself outside. 13 When she saw that he had left his robe in her hand and had escaped, 14 she called the men of her house and said to them, “Look at this! My husband brought in a Hebrew to make fools of us. He came in and wanted to sleep with me, but I yelled out loudly. 15 When he heard me yelling like that, he left his robe with me and ran out.” 16 She put the robe aside until his master came home. 17 Then she said to him, “This Hebrew slave you brought us came in to make a fool of me. 18 But when I yelled out, he left his robe with me and fled outside.” 19 When his master heard what his wife said as she showed him, “Here’s what your slave did to me,” he became furious. 20 Yosef’s master took him and put him in prison, in the place where the king’s prisoners were kept; and there he was in the prison.21 But Adonai was with Yosef, showing him grace and giving him favor in the sight of the prison warden. 22 The prison warden made Yosef supervisor of all the prisoners in the prison; so that whatever they did there, he was in charge of it. 23 The prison warden paid no attention to anything Yosef did, because Adonai was with him; and whatever he did, Adonai prospered.9 Calling together the Twelve, Yeshua gave them power and authority to expel all the demons and to cure diseases; 2 and he sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal. 3 He said to them, “Take nothing for your trip — neither a walking stick nor a pack, neither bread nor money; and don’t have two shirts. 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there and go out from there. 5 Wherever they don’t welcome you, shake the dust from your feet when you leave that town as a warning to them.” 6 They set out and went through village after village, healing and announcing the Good News everywhere.7 Herod the governor heard about all that was going on and was perplexed, because it was said by some that Yochanan had been raised from the dead, 8 by others that Eliyahu had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life. 9 Herod said, “I had Yochanan beheaded, so who is this about whom I keep hearing such things?” And he began trying to see him.10 On their return, the emissaries detailed to Yeshua what they had done. Then, taking them with him, he withdrew by himself to a town called Beit-Tzaidah. 11 But the crowds found out and followed him. Welcoming them, he went on to speak to them about the Kingdom of God and to heal those who needed to be healed.12 The day began to draw to a close. The Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away, so that they can go and get lodging and food in the towns and farms around here, because where we are is a remote place.” 13 But he said to them, “Give them something to eat, yourselves!” They said, “We have no more than five loaves of bread and two fish — unless we ourselves are supposed to go and buy food for all these people!” 14 (For there were about five thousand men.) He said to his talmidim, “Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 15 They did what he told them and had them all sit down. 16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fish and, looking up toward heaven, made a b’rakhah, broke the loaves and began giving them to the talmidim to distribute to the crowd. 17 Everyone ate as much as he wanted; and they took up what was left over, twelve baskets full of broken pieces.18 Once when Yeshua was praying in private, his talmidim were with him; and he asked them, “Who are the crowds saying I am?” 19 They answered, “Yochanan the Immerser; but others say Eliyahu, and others that some prophet of long ago has risen.” 20 “But you,” he said to them, “who do you say I am?” Kefa answered, “The Mashiach of God!” 21 However, he, warning them, ordered them to tell this to no one, 22 adding, “The Son of Man has to endure much suffering and be rejected by the elders, the head cohanim and the Torah-teachers; and he has to be put to death; but on the third day, he has to be raised to life.”23 Then to everyone he said, “If anyone wants to come after me, let him say ‘No’ to himself, take up his execution-stake daily and keep following me. 24 For whoever tries to save his own life will destroy it, but whoever destroys his life on my account will save it. 25 What will it benefit a person if he gains the whole world but destroys or forfeits his own life? 26 For if someone is ashamed of me and of what I say, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and that of the Father and of the holy angels. 27 I tell you the truth, there are some people standing here who will not experience death until they see the Kingdom of God.”Luke 9:1–3628 About a week after Yeshua said these things, he took Kefa, Yochanan and Ya‘akov with him and went up to the hill country to pray. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed; and his clothing became gleaming white. 30 Suddenly there were two men talking with him — Moshe and Eliyahu! 31 They appeared in glorious splendor and spoke of his exodus, which he was soon to accomplish in Yerushalayim. 32 Kefa and those with him had been sound asleep; but on becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. 33 As the men were leaving Yeshua, Kefa said to him, not knowing what he was saying, “It’s good that we’re here, Rabbi! Let’s put up three shelters — one for you, one for Moshe and one for Eliyahu.” 34 As he spoke, a cloud came and enveloped them. They were frightened as they entered the cloud; 35 and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen. Listen to him!” 36 When the voice spoke, Yeshua was alone once more. They kept quiet — at that time they told no one anything of what they had seen.
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" Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in...
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PART 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  " Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." Matthew 7:21.ONCE saved always saved. That is the cry so often heard from many Christians today. Below you will find a few quotes being preached by ministers who actually believe in once saved always saved.• "Can you unfry an egg? Then, after being saved, you cannot undo it."• "Once a person is saved are they always saved? Yes, when people come to know Christ as their Savior, they are brought into a relationship with God that guarantees their salvation as eternally secure."• "No personal breaking of God's or man's laws or commandments can nullify our salvation status."• "The moment a person 'accepts Jesus,' his salvation is secured and he faces no risk of ever losing it no matter what he does."• "Once a person has been converted, all the sins he may commit from idolatry to murder will not make his soul in any more danger, even if he never repents of those sins."Can we lose it?Many people believe the above teachings today, but are they true? Once we have accepted Jesus as our personal Savior, is our salvation guaranteed or impossible to lose? Is there no risk of ever losing it? Can we walk away from God at any time and go on living like the world, in open, rebellious sin and still be saved?                                                                                    Most people who believe the above teaching once saved always saved will quote the following Bible verse as proof: "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38, 39.Now, this is a wonderful Bible promise that God has given us and it should inspire us all. But does it say once a person is born again, it is impossible for him to lose his way and be lost? In fact, is this verse talking about salvation or eternal life at all? No, this verse is clearly talking about God's unconditional love towards man, not unconditional salvation. Salvation is conditional! You might also notice that the word "sin" was not included in the list of things which are unable to separate us from the love of God                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If we continue in sin, after we have asked Jesus to be our personal Savior, are we really in a saved relationship, are we converted?
Yolanda Bacchus It is a false teaching that is sending many to hell. Romans 6:1-13 KJV
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? [2] God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? [3] Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? [4] Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of...
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Great share Dad, this is a very important subject which has infiltrated the churches of today, where many think that Grace may abound as the Apostle Paul says GOD FORBID!!! Amen Yolanda Bacchus 18 hours 21 minutes ago
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Tobias I think we dicussed this a few years ago there was a good discussion on it. I agree it is a false teaching. 11 hours 16 minutes ago
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(Genesis 12:3)
I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you; and by you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

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(2 Thessalonians 2:3)
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way.

For the Day will not come until after the Apostasy has come and the man who separates...
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Tobias That is because they teach Pagan holidays! 11 hours 14 minutes ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) The Laodicean churches for sure Revelation 3 Tobias ;( 4 hours 12 minutes ago
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The Israelites certainly experience blessings from God. Paul writes:

"Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the...
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The Israelites certainly experience blessings from God. Paul writes:"Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen." (Romans 9:4-5).The Spirit is "with" Israel in his Presence among them (as indicated by the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle and the ark, signified by the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night) and upon the Spirit-filled leaders. But the Spirit is not "in" all the people as individuals. That doesn't happen until Pentecost at the beginning of the New Covenant (Exodus 33:14-15)Though all Old Testament believers can "know" God in some sense (Hosea 6:3), only those few blessed with having the Spirit come upon them can "know" him more intimately and hear his voice (1 Samuel 3:7). The time when all Israel will "know the Lord" directly will wait until the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:34).The Spirit upon the MessiahBefore we leave the Old Testament it is important to note several prophecies of a new era of the Holy Spirit. The first of these is a prophecy that the Holy Spirit will come upon the promised Messiah, the descendant of David." 1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2  The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him -- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD." (Isaiah 11:1-2)Isaiah also says that Yahweh will put his Spirit upon the Suffering Servant, who turns out to be Jesus (Isaiah 53):"Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations." (Isaiah 42:1)Jesus reads from a third prophecy of Isaiah that refers to the Anointed Messiah.Disciples Of Truth ~ Israel ~ USA ~ UKhttp://www.disciplesoftruth.net

(Matthew 19:14)
However, Yeshua said, “Let the children come to me, don’t stop them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”

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(Matthew 10:33)
But whoever disowns me before others I will disown before my Father in heaven.

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Amarya Man has a way of destroying himself. Happened in the Garden and man is still trying to prove he is a god. In the end it will be man that will cause his own demise. 10 hours 22 minutes ago
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Gabrielle I was brought up in several different faiths. I had broken off with many members of my family and even more friends. I...

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Hyperlinks attached for further studies in the emails posted out!

Below is an overview of the approximate chronology (Bible does not give specific...
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Hyperlinks attached for further studies in the emails posted out!Below is an overview of the approximate chronology (Bible does not give specific dates) of Paul's life.....32AD - Stephen's stoning Acts 7:58, 8:133AD - Persecution of church (Acts 8:1-3; Phil 3:6)34AD - Paul born again on the Road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-9) Goes to Damascus (Acts 9:10-19) Acts 9:22 says "Saul kept increasing (endunamoo in the imperfect tense) in strength."35AD - Travels to Arabia where he spends 3 years (Gal 1:17 - most authorities say this event occurred between Acts 9:22 and Acts 9:23 - note phrase "when many days had elapsed")46AD - Barrnabas travels to Tarsus in order to seek Saul (Acts 11:25)56AD - Second Corinthians WrittenRespected teacher Jerry Bridges has some excellent summary comments on the relationship of power and grace in 2 Timothy 2:1 writing that...The grace in 2 Timothy 2:1 is the blessing of power. It’s the same category of grace we see in 2 Corinthians 12:9 as the Lord tells Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness,” and Paul responds, “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” Here God equates his grace with his power; power that can be experienced only through human weakness. So when Paul wanted Timothy to be strengthened by the same divine power he had experienced, he urged Timothy to be strengthened by grace. How is Timothy to respond to this command? By faith he’s to rely on the power of the Holy Spirit instead of his own resolutions, self-effort, or willpower. He’s to acknowledge that without Christ he can do nothing (John 15:5). Just as he must look outside himself to Christ’s righteousness for his standing before God, he must also look outside himself to the power of the Holy Spirit for his strength to live the Christian life. And the same is true for us. (Amen!) (The Bookends of the Christian Life- Jerry Bridges, Bob Bevington)GRACE IN THREE TENSESSince grace is so amazing, let's dwell just a few more minutes on God's great grace. It is fascinating to observe that God's grace is used in at least 3 ways in the New Testament - I like to think of grace in "three tenses"...PAST TENSE GRACE = God's unmerited favor in our salvation - Eph 2:8-9-note. This tense corresponds to the grace that brought about our justification.PRESENT TENSE GRACE = God's power to produce inner transformation and which is available to us now enabling us to grow in our supernatural life in Christ. Read 1 Cor 15:10, noting the key word and also noting Paul's responsibility and God's provision! (Cp 2 Cor 1:12). This tense corresponds to the grace necessary for our progressive sanctification.It follows that grace does not merely accept us (justification), but it transforms us (sanctification - cp Titus 2:11-note and Titus 2:12), and we need to be careful that we do "not receive the grace of God in vain." (2 Cor 6:1) To dismiss grace in the sanctification process will lead to frustration in our spiritual lives and even to spiritual disaster!Disciples Of Truth ~ Israel ~ USA ~ UKhttp://www.disciplesoftruth.net
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Simeon is identified as "righteous and devout... and the Holy Spirit was upon him. The Spirit reveals things to him and moves him so that he meets... Show more

Simeon is identified as "righteous and devout ... and the Holy Spirit was upon him. The Spirit reveals things to him and moves him so that he meets up with the Holy Family (Luke 2:25-27). The Spirit is certainly at the root of the deep communion that Simeon enjoys with God. Though the Spirit isn't specifically mentioned in regards to Anna (Luke 2:36-38), it is obvious that she, too, is led by the Spirit to meet the Holy Family and enjoys a Agape in Greek, love for God, enabled by the Spirit (Luke 2:36-38).To summarize, in the Old Testament era, the Holy Spirit comes upon select individuals to empower them to do God's work -- and to know God intimately. True, not all individuals who have the Spirit seem to know God very well -- Sampson comes to mind. Yet the potential to know God deeply and joyfully by means of the Holy Spirit is certainly present in the Old Testament era.Were the Old Testament Believers Indwelt by the Spirit?This raises some questions that we struggle to answer. For example, how could people even believe without the Holy Spirit helping them? Some theologians have even gone so far as to suggest that the Holy Spirit indwelt all Old Testament believers and they were born again or regenerated. It's clear to me, however, that the New Birth of the Spirit had not been experienced by devout people in the Old Covenant, people like Nicodemus, even though I have no doubt that the Spirit aided and helped Old Testament believers as they sought after God.Some men and women -- especially prophets, kings and certain priests -- did have the Spirit upon them (and presumably in them) as they led the nation. God is with his Covenant People. Thus the Holy Spirit influences all who are part of the Old Covenant. It's something like Jesus' statement to his disciples about the Spirit."... You know him, for he lives with you and will be in you." (John 14:17)The Spirit who is "within" Jesus is "with" the disciples while Jesus is on earth. But the Spirit comes to dwell "in" them when Jesus asks the Father to send the Spirit after Jesus' time on earth is ended.Disciples Of Truth ~ Israel ~ USA ~ UKhttp://www.disciplesoftruth.net
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Cultists who deny that Jesus Christ is God commonly quote John 5:19 as proof. Jesus says, “the Son can do nothing of Himself.”

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Cultists who deny that Jesus Christ is God commonly quote John 5:19 as proof.  Jesus says, “the Son can do nothing of Himself.”JESUS IS NOT GOD?!- John 5:19Ironically John 5:19, in reality is a powerful proof text that confirms Jesus Christ is, in fact, God. As always, a text without a context is a pretext, so let’s look at the whole verse: He says, “Truly, truly I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner” (John 5:19). Now, here Jesus makes some pretty strategic points. First, the Son does nothing independently of the Father. This is exactly what the doctrine of the Trinity teaches. The Trinity is not three separate Gods, working independently of one another; it is one God, with the Son doing nothing except in perfect union with the Father.JESUS IS NOT GOD?!- Nothing that the Father wouldn’t DoIn addition, John 5:19 clearly states that the Son cannot do anything that the Father wouldn’t do. This is incredible, for if Jesus can’t do anything that God wouldn’t do, then Jesus can’t sin. Notice Jesus didn’t say, “He shouldn’t,” or “He didn’t,” He said he couldn’t.  And if Jesus could not sin, that proves He was no mere human being. In fact, it implies that Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man.JESUS IS NOT GOD?!- Finally…Now finally notice this, the text says that the Son does everything the Father does. Again, this is amazing. “Like Father, like Son” — that’s precisely the point, everything God does, Jesus does. Think about it. If Jesus does everything God does, and only what God does, then doesn’t that make Jesus God? If Jesus does everything that the Father does, how can Jesus Christ be less than God?JESUS IS NOT GOD?!- ConclusionSo you see, far from disproving the Deity of Christ, John 5:19 is one of the most powerful proof texts for His deity. On John 5:19
Gabrielle Good post, makes you think! And gives you some clarity when you are confronted with this. Thanks bother. 2 days ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) There's so much deception out there now, anyway to deny Christs deity and many will.....JWs and SDAs are the worst for this, good share Dad 2 days ago
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This is a good discussion. I had a choice I had to make with leaving the faith I was brought up with. I knew once I was born again I would loose a...

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This morning I was reminded about how reading the Proverbs everyday has really helped me to over come a lot of things in this world! I started... Show more

This morning I was reminded about how reading the Proverbs everyday has really helped me to over come a lot of things in this world! I started reading one a day for a month years ago when I first believed. Even now when something in this world doesn't seem right or someone in my life is behaving a certain way I can rely on the Proverbs for wisdom in how the way I should go. Chapter 221 A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.14 The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.26 Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
Shikma As you have demonstrated the Word of God is powerful! Amen. 2 days ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Hello Sister, yes, its lovely to see you back, we've kept you in prayers daily, I pray the Lord has kept you and strengthened you daily Sister, lovely share yesterday
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THE "SECRET" OF
PAUL'S POWERFUL MINISTRY


In 2 Corinthians 12 Paul describes an event that occurred 14 years earlier, an event in which he was...
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THE "SECRET" OFPAUL'S POWERFUL MINISTRYIn 2 Corinthians 12 Paul describes an event that occurred 14 years earlier, an event in which he was "raptured" (same verb [harpazo - Latin Vulgate translates it "rapturo"] used in 1 Thes 4:17) into the Third Heaven (2 Cor 12:2), to Paradise (2 Cor 12:4), and because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, he was given "a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet" him (no one knows exactly how this was manifest) to keep Paul from exalting himself. (2 Cor 12:7). And after praying three times for the Lord to take away the thorn (2 Cor 12:8), Jesus responded by teaching us a truly life changing truth...And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for (My) power (dunamis) is perfected (made to reach its intended goal) in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Cor 12:9-10)And so we see that the Lord Jesus clearly equates the grace that is in Him (Jn 1:14, Jn 1:16-17) with the power to live a supernatural life (cp Jn 10:10). And what is the key that unlocks the door to that abundant life? Our weaknesses (plural)! This is one of the great truths of Scripture and as with most of the profound teachings of the Bible, it is totally antithetical to the way the world thinks. The world says "up" is the way to power, but Jesus says "No, down is the way to My power!" Grace flows down, as we humbly bow at the foot of the Cross (cp James 4:6). And so why did I make the presumptive statement that this passage unlocks the secret for Paul's dynamic ministry (and for us who are called to imitate Paul - 1 Cor 11:1)? The answer requires some comparison with the chronology of the major events in Paul's life. Recall that Second Corinthians was written about 56AD, but Paul's being caught up to the third heaven and Paradise occurred 14 years earlier (2 Cor 12:2-3), roughly 42AD, which would have been after his conversion (Acts 9:1-9) but before his 3 great missionary journeys. I will submit that Paul never shed that thorn in his side and that in a continual state of weakness he was continually in a state of supernatural strength (power) wrought by the grace with is in Christ Jesus (2Ti 2:1). Paul knew about grace and power and he knew Timothy and all disciples that would follow would need to depend on the same power source! The highly respected commentator Warren Wiersbe makes a similar statement declaring that 1Cor 15:10was "the secret of Paul's great ministry," and while I totally agree (read that verse and note the repeated word!), the event which led to Paul's utter dependence on God's grace for ministry occurred in Second Corinthians 12. As always I encourage you to be a Berean (Acts 17:11). I could be wrong, but I can't wait to ask Paul in the future if this was the pivotal event (after his conversion of course) that fueled his dynamic distribution of the Gospel of Jesus throughout most of the Roman Empire. Below is an overview of the approximate chronology (Bible does not give specific dates) of Paul's life...Disciples Of Truth ~ Israel ~ USA ~ UKhttp://www.disciplesoftruth.net
Pete Amen His grace is always more than sufficient 3 days ago
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(Jeremiah 17:9)
“The heart is more deceitful than anything else
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Pete Father, I pray for all those that have been injured or have lost loved ones on this sad day. That their pain and sorrow and mourning be placed at Jesus' feet Isaiah 53:4 For he has taken upon himself our suffering and carried our sorrows 4 days ago
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Gabrielle This is heartbreaking. Praying for all those that are directly effected by this. 2 days ago
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Bracha Good for you Shannon !!! This is where in Revelation Yeshua is disgusted with the churches of today. I wonder if they study on that part?? 2 days ago
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PART 3

Many of God’s eagles have had their wings totally broken and decimated with some of the torpedo shots they have taken. Many of them are...
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PART 3                                                                                                                                                                                                 Many of God’s eagles have had their wings totally broken and decimated with some of the torpedo shots they have taken. Many of them are living on anti-depressants and pain killers because they can no longer handle the stress, pain, and heartache of this life.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Before an eagle of God can really start to fly into the heights that God has in store for them in this life – that eagle has got to break off any chains that may be holding them back.These chains are keeping some of God’s eagles grounded. And for many of God’s eagles – some of these chains are things they are still holding onto from their past.Jesus has said that He has come to set the captives free – and one of the main areas that we all have to be set free from is some of our wrong thinking that may have arisen out of some of the bad things that may have occurred in our past.As you will see in the two verses I will list below, Jesus and the apostle Paul are telling us that we have to learn how to let go of our past. Jesus says that anyone who is trying to move forward in his walk and call for God – but keeps looking back – is not fit for the kingdom of God.Paul says that the one thing he makes sure to do in his walk with the Lord is to forget those things which are behind him and press forward into those things which now lie ahead of him.Once you put these two verses together, one right next to the other, you get perfect revelation from the Lord on this issue. Bottom line – you have to learn how to let fully go of your past before you can start to proceed full steam ahead in your divine destiny for the Lord.If you do not learn how to let your past fully go – you will stay stuck and grounded right where you are at, and you will never fully accomplish everything that God would’ve had in store for you in this life.And that will be an eternal regret that you will carry with you once you enter into heaven and the Lord shows you how much more you could have accomplished for Him in this life had you allowed Him to unchain you from your hurtful past. The choice is yours.You can either choose to stay fully bound up in your past, continue to throw pity parties and blame everyone and everything for your miseries – or you can choose to rise up and make a brand new fresh start with the Lord by choosing to fully surrender your entire life into His hands – and then work with Him to get your past fully cleaned up so that you can then start to fully live in the present again, and then fly into the divine destiny that He has already planned out for your life.

(Exodus 12:14)
“‘This will be a day for you to remember and celebrate as a festival to Adonai; from generation to generation you are to celebrate it by a...
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Tavish Amen, amen sister good post. 3 days ago
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Daniella All Believers should celebrate all of Gods Holy Days. The ones he deemed holy points to His return. 3 days ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) I have learnt so much from His Feast in how they point to His first and second coming Daniella, I think people need to shake off the dust of pagan celebrations and look to what Gods word really says about certain feasts and NO Easter or Christmas being mentioned in there...... yesterday
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For if, because of the offence of one man, death ruled through that one man; how much more will those receiving the overflowing grace,...
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Baltasar Amen, amen, amen... 4 days ago
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Continuation from verse 2 (Romans 1:2-6) Paul introduces his gospel to the Romans.

Declared: This ancient Greek word () comes from the idea “to...
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Continuation from verse 2 (Romans 1:2-6) Paul introduces his gospel to the Romans.Declared: This ancient Greek word () comes from the idea “to bound, define, determine, or limit, and hence our word horizon, the line that determines the farthest visible part of the earth in reference to the heavens. In this the word signifies such a manifest and complete exhibition of the subject as to render it indubitable.” Jesus Christ our Lord: It means something that the Apostle Paul called Jesus Lord: “This term could be no more than a polite form of address like our ‘Sir.’ But it could also be used of the deity one worships. The really significant background, though, is its use in the Greek translation of the Old Testament to render the divine name, Yahweh... Christians who used this as their Bible would be familiar with the term as equivalent to .”Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith: Paul’s gospel impacts individual lives. It isn’t an interesting theory or philosophy, it is life-changing good news.The gospel gave Paul and the church grace and apostleship, and one reason those two gifts were given was to produce obedience to the faith. “Without the grace, favour, and peculiar help of God, he could not have been an apostle.” The gospel is big enough and great enough for the whole world; it must go out to impact all nations.The gospel had reached the Roman Christians, demonstrating that they are the called of Jesus Christ. ShalomMarcia

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Pete Amen, Let the words of my lips and meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight o lord 4 days ago
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The Spirit upon the 70 Elders (Numbers 11:16-25)

We learn more about the Holy Spirit as we look at a wonderful passage in Numbers -- laced with a...
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The Spirit upon the 70 Elders (Numbers 11:16-25)We learn more about the Holy Spirit as we look at a wonderful passage in Numbers -- laced with a bit of humor, if you can see it. Moses is overburdened and needs others to help carry his load."16  The LORD said to Moses: 'Bring me seventy of Israel's elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the Tent of Meeting, that they may stand there with you. 17  I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the Spirit that is on you and put [the Spirit] on them. They will help you carry the burden of the people so that you will not have to carry it alone.'" (Numbers 11:16-17, NIV, 1984 edition) Here's the CBS Version (Numbers 11:16-17)The Holy Spirit is the secret of Moses' relationship with God, and his ability to lead."Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took of the Spirit that was on him and put [the Spirit] on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did not do so again." (Numbers 11:25) Here (and with Saul above) you can see that prophecy and the Holy Spirit have a connection. There's a similar connection in the New Testament (Acts 2:17-18; 19:6) In this passage, the 70 elders (Commentary Attached) "prophesied, but they did not do so again." In other words, prophecy occurs here as an initial experience. They don't become gifted prophets; rather, their gift is to lead God's people and to administer justice.When a couple of the elders don't get to the committee meeting at the Tabernacle, the Spirit falls on them right there in the camp. Joshua is offended and reports them to Moses to stop them. I see Moses smiling and replying, "I wish that all the LORD's people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!" (Numbers 11:29) CommentaryQ2. (Numbers 11:16-29) What enables the 70 Elders to lead the people? What happens when the Holy Spirit comes upon them? Why does Moses long for the Spirit to come upon all God's people?The Spirit at the Close of the Old Testament EraConsider these three eras of the Spirit:Prior to Jesus' ministryDuring Jesus' ministry, when the Holy Spirit is upon himPentecost and beyondSeveral people have the Spirit upon them during the transition time right before the Messiah is revealed:Mary, Jesus' mother -- "The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you..." (Luke 1:35).Elizabeth, John the Baptist's mother (Luke 1:41).Zechariah, John the Baptist's father (Luke 1:67).John the Baptist himself (Luke 1:15), who is "filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth" (Luke 1:15).Simeon (Luke 2:25-27).Anna (Luke 2:36-38)(Luke 2:36-38).These last two meet the Holy Family in the Temple at Jesus' dedication. Simeon is identified as "righteous and devout ... and the Holy Spirit was upon him."Disciples Of Truth ~ Israel ~ USA ~ UKhttp://www.disciplesoftruth.net
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The great Puritan writer John Owen explains how grace is in Jesus and yet the effecting Agent of that grace is the Spirit of Jesus (Acts 16:7, Phil... Show more

The great Puritan writer John Owen explains how grace is in Jesus and yet the effecting Agent of that grace is the Spirit of Jesus (Acts 16:7, Phil 1:19 - Ro 8:9). Owen writes..."Everything God does He does as the triune God. Each Person of the Trinity is involved in every action of God. Yet at the same time each Person has a special role to fulfill in that work....There is no good that we receive from God but it is brought to us and wrought in us by the Holy Spirit. Nor is there in us any good towards God, any faith, love, obedience to His will, but what we are enabled (Ed: Note not "helped" which implies we have some ability and just need a little "push"!) to do so by the Holy Spirit.(Pneumatologia, Or, A Discourse Concerning the Holy Spirit)J Vernon McGee comments on Paul's command to be strong -"I love this—be strong in grace. My friend, if you think that you can grit your teeth and go out and live the Christian life on your own, you’re in for a great disappointment. If you feel that you can follow a few little rules or some clever gimmicks to make you a mature Christian, then you have fallen into a subtle trap of legalism. Paul gives no rules, and the Word of God has no rules to tell the child of God how to live the Christian life. We are saved by grace, and now we are to live by the grace of God and be strong in that grace....When I hear Christians say, “I don’t do this, and I don’t do that, and I am following a set of rules,” I immediately recognize that they know very little about the grace of God. They are trying to live the Christian life in their own strength. Paul says, “Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." This begs the question dear disciples of Christ, in whose strength are you living the supernatural life, yours or His?What is the source of the power the Spirit dispenses? In context, it is the grace that is in Christ Jesus. The most common answer to the question what is the meaning of grace is "God's unmerited favor." Or some mention the great acrostic G.R.A.C.E, God's Riches At Christ's Expense. While these answers are not wrong, they fall short of the important truth that grace means so much more that unmerited favor. In the present context we see that grace connotes power, especially supernatural enablement to accomplish what God commands. You can mark it down -- God's commandment ALWAYS includes His enablement! We see this same pattern in Second Corinthians where Paul gives us insight into an event which I personally think is the "secret" of his incredible ministry for the Lord. So let's take a quick look at that passage.Disciples Of Truth ~ Israel ~ USA ~ UKhttp://www.disciplesoftruth.net
Tobias Learning so much on these emails sister! 5 days ago
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Yolanda Bacchus Sis some are afraid to share their testimonies because of fear of been attacked by the enemy. I remember someone stating that to me and I pondered if they fear the devil more than God. Revelation 12:11 KJV
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony
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Baltasar I think sometimes the churches play a huge part in this. People want to fit in. In doing so they eliminate the true purpose of what brought them to the cross. As Yolanda Bacchus said they fear Satan more. If you are part of an organization, church, or group that makes you feel like this. they are not led by God and Satan is very much present and in control. GET OUT!! Leave it is better to be alone with God than in a room full of people empowered by Satan. 4 days ago
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I. PILATE'S MEANING. He meant that a very little thing frightened the priests and elders and their sympathisers. He invited them to look at Jesus,... Show more

I. PILATE'S MEANING. He meant that a very little thing frightened the priests and elders and their sympathisers. He invited them to look at Jesus, with the. thorny crown encircling his brows, and the purple robe - doubtless some tattered and outworn piece of costume thrown over his shoulders. Surely if Jesus were indeed a King, if his royalty was in power as well as in word, all this mockery would have brought the reality out. II. THE ACTUAL RESULT OF THIS TREATMENT. Pilate meant that Jesus should appear utterly contemptible. Little did be dream how in course of time a vast multitude of all nations, and kindred, and people, and tongues, would respond to this summons, and count Jesus King all the more, just because of the crown of thorns and the purple robe. It was Pilate, not Jesus, who was to become ultimately contemptible. The very Jews themselves could not look on things with Pilate's eyes, and Pilate even could not keep straight on in the tone of scorn and contempt. A few verses later we read of him being afraid. And we, as we leek back on this scene, with all its manifestation of beautiful character, may almost feel as if we owed Pilate's memory a debt of gratitude. The soldiers did something which no disciple of Jesus would wish to have been done; but, being done, every disciple of Jesus is glad for what it showed. The work of coronation, if looked at in the proper light, was a most real one. III. WE MUST BEHOLD, NOT JESUS ONLY, BUT THE MEN WHO TREATED HIM SO. The men into whose hands Jesus was delivered up were to have their own way without let or hindrance. Men had full opportunity to show how bad they could be. Pilate points to Jesus and says, "Behold the Man!" God points to Pilate and the priests, and says, "Behold mankind!" These men were not specially bad specimens of humanity, but just average expressions of the spirit of the world. But in the very contrast between Jesus and his tormentors there is hope and joy. For if the tormentors are of the same flesh and blood as we are, so also is Jesus. Jesus, the thorn-crowned, always gentle, always harmless, always beneficent, always far above everything that is selfish and resentful, is of our race. We should never look at any of the degrading specimens of humanity without looking also at Jesus. For then we keep the just mean between saying too much and too little. We shall both remember how much better Jesus is than the best, and how patient and pitiful he is with the worst. IV. WE MUST BEHOLD THE MAN IN ALL HIS MANIFESTATIONS. On the cross. After his resurrection. To Paul on his way to Damascus. To John in Patmos. In glory, as in humiliation, the man is still evident. With whatever brightness the Divinity may shine, it cannot conceal the humanity. Here is the man we ought to be; here is the man we shall be. There can be no true knowledge of human nature without the knowledge of Jesus; and the more we know of him, the more shall we know o
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Eelia Everyday when I wake up I think on Him first His love carries me though so much! I can never explain the love I have for Him only that I can can love because He first Loved me! 4 days ago
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Tobias Charles Spurgen was way ahead of his time!! I agree Elesaid it was one for me! Thank you for this post Papa Bear Pete 5 days ago
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Genesis 38:20-30

20 Y’hudah sent the kid with his friend the ‘Adulami to receive the guarantee items back from the woman, but he couldn’t find her. 21 He...
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Genesis 38:20-3020 Y’hudah sent the kid with his friend the ‘Adulami to receive the guarantee items back from the woman, but he couldn’t find her. 21 He asked the people near where she had been, “Where is the prostitute who was on the road at ‘Einayim?” But they answered, “There hasn’t been any prostitute here.” 22 So he returned to Y’hudah and said, “I couldn’t find her; also the people there said, ‘There hasn’t been any prostitute here.’” 23 Y’hudah said, “All right, let her keep the things, so that we won’t be publicly shamed. I sent the kid, but you didn’t find her.”24 About three months later Y’hudah was told, “Tamar your daughter-in-law has been acting like a whore; moreover, she is pregnant as a result of her prostitution.” Y’hudah said, “Bring her out, and let her be burned alive!” 25 When she was brought out, she sent this message to her father-in-law: “I am pregnant by the man to whom these things belong. Determine, I beg you, whose these are — the signet, the cords and the staff.” 26 Then Y’hudah acknowledged owning them. He said, “She is more righteous than I, because I didn’t let her become the wife of my son Shelah.” And he never slept with her again.27 When she went into labor, it became evident that she was going to have twins. 28 As she was in labor, one of them put out his hand; and the midwife took his hand and tied a scarlet thread on it, saying, “This one came out first.” 29 But then he withdrew his hand, and his brother came out; so she said, “How did you manage to break out first?” Therefore he was named Peretz [breaking out]. 30 Then out came his brother, with the scarlet thread on his hand, and he was given the name Zerach [scarlet].Luke 8:26-5626 They sailed on and landed in the region of the Gerasenes, which is opposite the Galil. 27 As Yeshua stepped ashore, a man from the town who had demons came to meet him. For a long time he had not worn clothes; and he lived, not in a house, but in the burial caves. 28 Catching sight of Yeshua, he screamed, fell down in front of him and yelled, “Yeshua! Son of God Ha‘Elyon! What do you want with me? I beg you, don’t torture me!” 29 For Yeshua had ordered the unclean spirit to come out of the man. It had often taken hold of him — he had been kept under guard, chained hand and foot, but had broken the bonds and been driven by the demon into the desert. 30 Yeshua asked him, “What is your name?” “Legion,” he said, because many demons had entered him. 31 They begged Yeshua not to order them to go off into the Bottomless Pit.32 Now there was a herd of many pigs, feeding on the hill; and the demons begged him to let them go into these. So he gave them permission. 33 The demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, whereupon the herd rushed down the hillside into the lake and were drowned.34 When the swineherds saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the town and in the country; 35 and the people came out to see for themselves. They came to Yeshua and found the man out of whom the demons had gone, sitting — dressed and in his right mind — at the feet of Yeshua; and they were frightened. 36 Those who had seen it told how the formerly demonized man had been delivered.37 Then all the people of the Gerasene district asked him to leave them, for they had been seized with great fear. So he boarded the boat and returned. 38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged that he might go with him; but Yeshua sent him away, saying, 39 “Go back to your home and tell how much God has done for you.” He went away proclaiming throughout the whole town how much Yeshua had done for him.40 When Yeshua got back, the crowd welcomed him; for they were all expecting him. 41 Then there came a man named Ya’ir who was president of the synagogue. Falling at Yeshua’s feet, he pleaded with him to come to his house; 42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old; and she was dying.As he went, with the crowds on every side virtually choking him, 43 a woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and could not be healed by anyone, 44 came up behind him and touched the tzitzit on his robe; instantly her hemorrhaging stopped. 45 Yeshua asked, “Who touched me?” When they all denied doing it, Kefa said, “Rabbi! The crowds are hemming you in and jostling you!” 46 But Yeshua said, “Someone did touch me, because I felt power go out of me.” 47 Seeing she could not escape notice, the woman, quaking with fear, threw herself down before him and confessed in front of everyone why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. 48 He said to her, “My daughter, your trust has saved you; go in peace.”49 While Yeshua was still speaking, a man came from the synagogue president’s house. “Your daughter has died,” he said. “Don’t bother the rabbi any more.” 50 But on hearing this, Yeshua answered him, “Don’t be afraid! Just go on trusting, and she will be made well.” 51 When he arrived at the house, he didn’t allow anyone to go in with him except Kefa, Yochanan, Ya‘akov and the child’s father and mother 52 All the people were wailing and mourning for her; but he said, “Don’t weep; she hasn’t died, she’s sleeping.” 53 They jeered at him, since they knew she had died. 54 But he took her by the hand, called out, “Little girl, get up!” 55 and her spirit returned. She stood up at once, and he directed that something be given her to eat. 56 Her parents were astounded, but he instructed them to tell no one what had happened.

(Joshua 20:8)
Beyond the Yarden east of Yericho they selected Betzer in the desert, on the plateau, out of the tribe of Re’uven; Ramot in Gil‘ad out of the...
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Tobias Thank you President Trump and AMERICA!!!! 5 days ago
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Isaac AMEN!!!!! 4 days ago
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(Jeremiah 17:9)
“The heart is more deceitful than anything else
and mortally sick. Who can fathom it?

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Eelia Gross I never knew this! Most food now has something in it that is hurting out bodies! 4 days ago
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Daniella Lamb and beef I LOVE. God loves meat as well at least the smell!!! That is evident from the Old Testament. Meat holds vital nutritions that we need. Protein and iron our bodies need this. Be cautious where you buy it. Buy it from places you trust. Stay away from PORK. That meat is really bad for you. Amazing what God has deemed unclean to eat is bad for you. 3 days ago
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Hadassah That is GROSS! Amen Daniella!!!! 2 days ago
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Tobias Praying for you sister. Please know you are in my prayers. 5 days ago
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Eelia Abdiel Ariel Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Shannon Tobias Pete Thank you all for your prayers 4 days ago
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Daniella Amen, praying for you sister you are in our prayer circle over here!! 3 days ago
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(1 Thessalonians 5:3)
When people are saying, “Everything is so peaceful and secure,” then destruction will suddenly come upon them, the way labor...
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) There's always a plan behind a quiet Man Dad Pete 5 days ago
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Tobias Very quite man but seems to have a lot of influence. We know he is Jewish does any one know his beliefs Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) ?? Orthodox etc? 5 days ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) He's an orthodox Jew, he got his wife, Trump's daughter, converted to Judaism as his family would not except her as part the family until she converted Tobias..... yes, he has great influence, the quiet mysterious ones are to be watched 🙄 4 days ago
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(Revelation 17:12-13)
The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet begun to rule, but they receive power as kings for one hour, along with...
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(Jude 1:7)
And S’dom, ‘Amora and the surrounding cities, following a pattern like theirs, committing sexual sins and perversions, lie exposed as a...
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Pete Yes, I read about this, It must be a big concern for a lot of parents out there, who still believe what is morally the right things to teach their children The Church of England has now joined the Catholic church so its no surprise. 6 days ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Things are moving so fast Dad 6 days ago
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Eelia I was reading an article about the Methodist church taking a vote about this subject and they are most likely splitting the church because of it!! 4 days ago
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Tobias Yes, God Bless you and may he heal you and give you peace and rest in this difficult time. Please keep us informed. 5 days ago
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Eelia All Glory and Honor to our heavenly father who has already laid out the path I must walk. He never told me it would be easy and this is okay I just know He will be there with me every step of the way! Pete AMEN!! 4 days ago
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Pete Eelia Amen sister I love the positive way you are dealing with this. and the example you are showing us all. Bless you <3 yesterday
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(Ezekiel 13:11-13)
Tell these ‘plasterers’ that a cloudburst is coming, with huge hailstones and gale-force winds; (12) and the wall will fall down...
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Eelia Going to read this now! I hope you are doing well! 6 days ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Yes, Sister, we're ok, we've missed you, we pray all goes well for you Dear Sister Eelia 6 days ago
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Pete Praying always sister 6 days ago
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Dekel JOY!!!!! 🤗😉😊 7 days ago
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Batsheva Joy indeed!!! 6 days ago
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Abdiel JOY no time for Satan's mess! 😈 6 days ago
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The Greek verb is endunamoo and is derived from dunamis. (source of English words like Dynamo, Dynamic, Dynamite) describes the inherent... Show more

The Greek verb is endunamoo and is derived from dunamis. (source of English words like Dynamo, Dynamic, Dynamite) describes the inherent (supernatural) power residing within someone to enable them to accomplish a task. For example, in Romans 1:16 Paul says the Gospel has supernatural dunamis (inherent power) to save, which should take some of the pressure off of us to think we have to make a perfect presentation. In Acts 1:8 Jesus says the Spirit will give the disciples (including us) dunamis to be His witnesses (fulfilling His promise of clothing them with supernatural power in Lk 24:49). In is interesting that the same verb endunamoo is also used by Paul in Ephesians 6:10 (also in the form of a command = present passive imperative) and is clearly used in the context of spiritual warfare, which would support the premise that there will be major spiritual resistance when Timothy (and we) seek to obey Jesus and Paul and go and make disciples. Our enemy will do all that God allows him to do to prevent us from completing this vital task! Paul also uses endunamoo in this same letter in 2 Ti 4:17 to speak of the Lord strengthening him in the face of spiritual attack (2 Ti 4:14-16). Paul's example of reliance on the Lord Jesus' power to stand firm would encourage his disciple to do the same when the opposition came as it surely would (see one of "God's promises" we'd rather not have! = 2 Ti 3:12)!Remember that there are over 1600 commands (imperatives) in the New Testament and we cannot keep even ONE of them in our natural strength. So even for Timothy to experience inner strengthening which Paul commands, he had to first surrender or yield his rights and to rely on the Holy Spirit in him to give him the dunamis he needed to accomplish the task Paul would call him to in verse 2, the task of making disciples. The ESV Study Bible says this section describes Paul's "resumes the call to Spirit-empowered boldness" which began in 2Ti 1:6. And the same spiritual dynamic (our need, the Spirit's sufficient supply) applies to us as we seek to obey Paul's command to be strong. We cannot just "grit our teeth" and be strong (the world's way), but we must continually renounce reliance on our natural ability and rely wholly on the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of grace (Heb 10:29b). He is the Lord's "C.E.O." if you will, the Lord's administrator or executive, Who makes the grace that is in Christ Jesus available to His disciples.Disciples Of Truth ~ Israel ~ USA ~ UKhttp://www.disciplesoftruth.net
Tobias Amen, amen. 5 days ago
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Genesis 38:1-19

38 (iv) It was at this time that Y’hudah went off from his brothers and settled near a man named Hirah who was an ‘Adulami. 2 There Y’hudah...
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Genesis 38:1-1938 (iv) It was at this time that Y’hudah went off from his brothers and settled near a man named Hirah who was an ‘Adulami. 2 There Y’hudah saw one of the daughters of a certain Kena‘ani whose name was Shua, and he took her and slept with her. 3 She conceived and had a son, whom he named ‘Er. 4 She conceived again and had a son, and she called him Onan. 5 Then she conceived yet again and had a son whom she called Shelah; he was in K’ziv when she gave birth to him.6 Y’hudah took a wife for ‘Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. 7 But ‘Er, Y’hudah’s firstborn, was evil from Adonai’s perspective, so Adonai killed him. 8 Y’hudah said to Onan, “Go and sleep with your brother’s wife — perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her, and preserve your brother’s line of descent.” 9 However, Onan knew that the child would not count as his; so whenever he had intercourse with his brother’s wife, he spilled the semen on the ground, so as not to give his brother offspring. 10 What he did was evil from Adonai’s perspective, so he killed him too.11 Then Y’hudah said to Tamar his daughter-in-law, “Stay a widow in your father’s house until my son Shelah grows up”; for he thought, “I don’t want him to die too, like his brothers.” So Tamar went and lived at home with her father. 12 In due time, Shua’s daughter, the wife of Y’hudah, died. After Y’hudah had been comforted, he went up to be with his sheep-shearers in Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the ‘Adulami. 13 Tamar was told, “Your father-in-law has gone up to Timnah to shear his sheep.” 14 So she took off her widow’s clothes, completely covered her face with her veil, and sat at the entrance to ‘Einayim, which is on the way to Timnah. For she saw that Shelah had grown up, but she still was not being given to him as his wife. 15 When Y’hudah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, because she had covered her face. 16 So he went over to her where she was sitting and said, not realizing that she was his daughter-in-law, “Come, let me sleep with you.” She answered, “What will you pay to sleep with me?” 17 He said, “I will send you a kid from the flock of goats.” She said, “Will you also give me something as a guarantee until you send it” 18 He answered, “What should I give you as a guarantee?” She said, “Your seal, with its cord, and the staff you’re carrying in your hand.” So he gave them to her, then went and slept with her; and she conceived by him. 19 She got up and went away, took off her veil and put on her widow’s clothes.Luke 8:1-258 After this, Yeshua traveled about from town to town and village to village, proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God. With him were the Twelve, 2 and a number of women who had been healed from evil spirits and illnesses — Miryam (called Magdalit), from whom seven demons had gone out; 3 Yochanah the wife of Herod’s finance minister Kuza; Shoshanah; and many other women who drew on their own wealth to help him.4 After a large crowd had gathered from the people who kept coming to him from town after town, Yeshua told this parable: 5 “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell along the path and was stepped on, and the birds flying around ate it up. 6 Some fell on rock; and after it sprouted, it dried up from lack of moisture. 7 Some fell in the midst of thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. 8 But some fell into rich soil, and grew, and produced a hundred times as much as had been sown.” After saying this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear with, let him hear!”9 His talmidim asked him what this parable might mean, 10 and he said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the Kingdom of God; but the rest are taught in parables, so that they may look but not see, and listen but not understand.[a]11 “The parable is this: the seed is God’s message. 12 The ones along the path are those who hear, but then the Adversary comes and takes the message out of their hearts, in order to keep them from being saved by trusting it. 13 The ones on rock are those who, when they hear the word, accept it with joy; but these have no root — they go on trusting for awhile; but when a time of testing comes, they apostatize. 14 As for what fell in the midst of thorns these are the ones who hear; but as they go along, worries and wealth and life’s gratifications crowd in and choke them, so that their fruit never matures. 15 But what fell in rich soil — these are the ones who, when they hear the message, hold onto it with a good, receptive heart; and by persevering, they bring forth a harvest.16 “No one who has lit a lamp covers it with a bowl or puts it under a bed; no, he puts it on a stand; so that those coming in may see the light. 17 For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nothing is covered up that will not be known and come out into the open. 18 Pay attention, then, to how you hear! For anyone who has something will be given more; but from anyone who has nothing, even what he seems to have will be taken away.”19 Then Yeshua’s mother and brothers came to see him, but they couldn’t get near him because of the crowd. 20 It was reported to him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside and want to see you.” 21 But he gave them this answer: “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s message and act on it!”22 One day Yeshua got into a boat with his talmidim and said to them, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” 23 So they set out; and as they were sailing, he fell asleep. A windstorm came down on the lake, so that the boat began to fill up with water, putting them in great danger. 24 They went and woke him, saying, “Rabbi! Rabbi! We’re about to die!” He woke up, rebuked the wind and the rough water; and they calmed down, so that it was still. 25 Then he said to the talmidim, “Where is your trust?” Awestruck, they marveled, asking one another, “Who can this be, that he commands even the wind and the water, and they obey him?”Footnotes:Luke 8:10 Isaiah 6:9
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) YES Batsheva Truth!!!!!!! You've been missed aswel Eelia 6 days ago
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Pete Batsheva A big Amen sister, It's so strange why they do it, what's the point behind it? Exactly as you said, I can see people running around with their mobile phones asking " Do you like my picture " Our heavenly Father deserves better 6 days ago
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Abdiel People are just too vain I think that is part of the problem. It is one we do not need here. I love my home here. I finally am able to get a connection😁😉😊 6 days ago
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LAST WORDS ARE ALWAYS WORTH HEEDING

(Especially if they are from Paul)
(Note: Words in blue are active links - This is sent out in the emails of...
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LAST WORDS ARE ALWAYS WORTH HEEDING(Especially if they are from Paul) (Note: Words in blue are active links - This is sent out in the emails of course?)The fact that the Greek word for disciple is not found after the book of Acts (Acts 21:16 = last occurrence) might suggest that after Acts there is no need for the Church to fulfill Jesus' last command to make disciples (Mt 28:19). Nothing could be further from the truth. While the word disciple (mathetes) or make disciples (matheteuo) is not present after Acts, the concept of discipleship is taught repeatedly, especially in the Pauline epistles. We will begin with the foremost example found in Paul's last written communication in his second letter to the young disciple name Timothy (Paul wrote "the time of my departure has come" 2 Ti 4:6-note). So even as Mt 28:18-20 was Jesus' Great Commission to His disciples, Paul's issues his last commission to Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:1-2...1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.2 And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able (hikanos = having attained a certain standard, fit, qualified ) to teach others also. ( 2 Ti 2:1-2 )IMPORTANCE OF OBSERVING "CONNECTING WORDS"(Therefore, for, so that, etc)What is the "therefore" there for? Terms of conclusion like therefore should always prompt a pause to prayerfully ponder what the author is saying and will usually force you to re-read the preceding context. Practice this simple discipline and it will radically transform your "Read Through the Bible in a Year" program! This will also keep you from "speed reading" the text and give your Teacher, the Spirit, an opportunity to teach you (to illuminate the text) and speak to you (e.g., to urge you to apply the truth). Another benefit of pausing to ponder is that you in effect practice the discipline of Biblical Meditation or "chewing the cud," a vanishing discipline in our fast paced, hi tech, low touch society, but a discipline God promises to bless (Ps 1:2- Ps 1:3 Joshua 1:8) Remember that reading the Bible without meditating on it is like eating without chewing.So why is the therefore there? In the present context Paul has just described the fact that all in Asia have departed (2 Ti 1:15), so it would be tempting for Timothy to shrink back from passing on the Gospel (2 Ti 1:7) suggests he may have been a timid personality)....therefore Paul tells Timothy to be strong, be strengthened on the inside for the spiritual warfare on the outside. The last thing the Adversary wants to see is disciples who are being strengthened in the Lord and supernaturally equipped to make more disciples. If he can sidetrack the church from obeying Jesus' last, great command to make disciples (Mt 28:19), he has achieved a major objective to blunting the power of the Church of Jesus Christ!IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING BASICS OF VERB TENSE, VOICE AND MOODBe strong is present tense, imperative mood and passive voice. Paul is not giving a suggestion but a command and present tense calls for Timothy to continually be strengthened by grace, the clear implication being that he is going to continually need it! The passive voice indicates that the action (inner strengthening) is the result of an outside Source, the grace that is in Christ Jesus and as discussed below is "dispensed" by His Spirit.Disciples Of Truth ~ Israel ~ USA ~ UKhttp://www.disciplesoftruth.net
Pete I surrender all! 7 days ago
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