March 25, 2017 @ 10:01 AM
Phil 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Desire must serve a purpose or we would not have them; either to teach us something, to somehow guide us a certain way, and to show us how to trust God as an opposing yet guiding force. From what we have discussed above, the key is to not allow our needs and desires control our thoughts. God has promised us if we delight in him, where delighting represents a summary of all the 10 spiritual laws above, we will be given the desires of our pure heart (non-tables of stone heart...
March 18, 2017 @ 11:15 AM
...Thessalonians 5:16 “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
The will of God for us is that we be thankful in everything!
Titus 1:14 “Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.”
Be thankful even in those trials and hardships because remember all things are pure to the pure mind (i.e. child-like understanding). So stop condemning everything and lower yourself and your mind under the “hand” of God.
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March 12, 2017 @ 9:52 AM
...Matthew 13 “ But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”
The word gives us a seed, and then when we understand it, we nurture that understanding within ourselves to grow and produce fruit. If we are able to keep it on “good ground”, where good ground represents understanding the words, with patience the fruit will come......
When we truly see and understand the word and its spiritual message, we are then able to truly believe it because we understand it. It is not blind faith. When we understand how the Spiritual Law works, we come to know how to follow it to reap its...
October 8, 2016 @ 9:06 AM
The scriptures speak of two different types of wisdom; the wisdom of this world and wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 1:17-24 “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased ...
April 5, 2016 @ 4:03 PM
The scriptures give us instructions on how we should think. And if we believe that the scriptures give us good instructions for life, there must a purpose and reason for thinking as instructed.
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
The word “think” here is the Greek word logizomai which can also means to calculate or figure or weigh the reasons. Philippians 4 tells us how to think, that we...
January 15, 2016 @ 9:16 PM
Should Women be Silent in Church? September 4, 2009 document REVISED
The following four scripture references talk about women, their relationship, and their required actions towards the church and their husbands. If taken literally these scriptures imply such things as: women should be silent in church, women are not permitted to speak in the churches, the husband is the leader of the wife, women should learn in silence, women shall be “saved” by having children, women should not teach or have authority over the man, but be silent, and women should not be preachers or pastors.
1Corinthians14:34-35 “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are ...
November 22, 2015 @ 11:36 AM
Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
The tongue has much power.
But what does the tongue have to do with salvation, where salvation is yet to be defined?
Romans 2:12-15 “For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also ...
July 24, 2015 @ 10:12 AM
Ephesians 6:11-17 “Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and ...
May 24, 2015 @ 9:01 PM
How does the death and resurrection of Christ save us and what does it save us from? A Spiritual Answer…
The literal story of the physical birth, death, and resurrection of Christ (Jesus) can be seen as a literal event of history or a story to be understood spiritually for the here and now. When understood spiritually (non-carnal), the meaning behind the death and resurrection of Christ shows it as an event that happens within us, because Christ IS in us (Col 1:27). The literal historical interpretation portrays it as an event someone simply believes actually happened as a means for “salvation” [for which the meaning is ambiguous]. Where the spiritual interpretation portrays the death and resurrection of ...
April 4, 2015 @ 11:55 AM
Should the Bible be taken literally?
Psalm 49:4 speaks of a “parable” and a “dark saying”; “I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.”
Galatians 4:23-24 speaks of the scriptures as an “allegory”; “But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.”
1 Corintians tells us the words about God that are spoken are a “mystery” and are “hidden”; “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden&...