July 20, 2019 @ 7:00 AM
Mark 8:34-37 “And when he had called the people [unto him] with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
Death is spoken of frequently in the Bible and the meaning of death in the Bible is symbolic and representative.
1 John 2:15-17 “Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not ...
July 10, 2019 @ 8:00 AM
What is the “will of God” for man according to the Bible?
Exodus 20:2-3 “I [am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
One of the LORD God’s desires for man, which is portrayed in a “commandment”, is that man only serve the LORD. This means the LORD would like man to follow his rules [of life], which is his also his “will” for man. In other words this is what the LORD really wants for man. And keep in mind, his “will” for man is meant to be helpful to man and not a burden. But what does this really mean?
Judges 2:17 “And yet they would not hearken unto their ...
July 4, 2019 @ 7:30 AM
Genesis 3:22-23 “And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.”
Man as a god [unto himself] thinks he knows something and thinks he knows a way. But man as a god unto himself cannot live in the Garden of the LORD God.
Genesis 3:24 “So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”
The LORD says that man cannot obtain the tree of life on his own terms using ...
June 28, 2019 @ 8:30 AM
Genesis 2:15 “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”
In the Garden of Eden man is made to do two things; till the garden and keep it. (note the word for “dress” here in Genesis 2 is the same as “till” as compared to other scriptures).
Genesis 4:2 “And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.”
And man with his two sides, the twin brothers within, are to both “keep” and to “till”; where keep represents “keeping the faith” and till represents “works”.
But there are two types of “works”. When ...
June 26, 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Genesis 2:7, 9, 16-17 “And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. ... And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. ... And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
Man as dust of the ground produces trees, the trees of the mind. And these trees are good to show man things that are pleasant ...
June 24, 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Genesis 3:19 “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.
Job 42:6 “Wherefore I abhor [myself], and repent in dust and ashes.”
Luke 8:15 “But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep [it], and bring forth fruit with patience…”
Man is dust; powerful dust that can create if it is part of something greater, rather than just being dust in the wind. When man lowers himself [in humility] and returns to the ground (fruitful soil) and becomes part of the “ground” he is made from, then he can produce some good “fruit&...
June 22, 2019 @ 12:33 PM
Genesis 2:7, 9, 16-17 KJV - And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. ... And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. ... And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
As was established in the previous post that man is the dust that comes from the ground. And man can be part of the ground and work with...
May 25, 2019 @ 12:38 PM
What is the curse spoken of in Genesis Chapter 3? And why would God consider putting a curse on anything?
Exodus 33:20 KJV - And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
1 Timothy 6:15-16 KJV - Which in his times he shall shew, [who is] the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen.
These verses say that no “man” can see God the LORD nor approach unto him and still live or be alive. That which can die (man) cannot approach God and still be. No man can approach upon the “light” of God.
January 9, 2019 @ 8:22 PM
Romans 12:1-2 KJV - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
It says that your “reasonable service” is to present your body as a living sacrifice.
And it also says if you are transformed by the renewal of your mind, you will then be able to prove what is the will of God. We “prove” it by doing it. And what is the will of God that we prove once our mind is renewed? 1Thess 5:16-18 tells us the definition of the will of ...
November 22, 2018 @ 8:41 PM
The last days is a common theme in the Bible.
In Genesis, the “last days” came upon Jacob’s sons.
Genesis 49:1-2 KJV - And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you [that] which shall befall you in the last days. Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
Are the last days something in our past, in our distant future, or something anyone in time can experience?
Isaiah speaks of the “last days”. He compares the last days to the “day of the LORD”.
Isaiah 2:1-2, 12 KJV - The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, [that] ...