September 21, 2019 @ 7:56 AM
Romans 8:28, 31 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose. ... What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?”
If one truly loves God and his way then it says nothing is bad in the end, but all things work together (even the supposed bad things) for good. So there is nothing to fear when one loves God. But what does it mean to love God?
Luke 10:27, 29 “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. ... But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who ...
September 1, 2019 @ 7:59 AM
Job 42:10 “And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.”
Job was going through hell, yet he still prayed for those who were antagonizing him.
So it says praying for those who seem to antagonize can release the captivity [or pain] of the one doing the praying.
Matthew 5:9-12 “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great [is...
August 24, 2019 @ 7:24 AM
Genesis 1:28 “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
The Bible is full of parables and allegories. The word “replenish” means to be full and have abundance. And the word “subdue” means to bring into subjection or control. And the fish, fowl, things that move on the earth are to be controlled. These all represent things (thoughts, emotions, intentions, desires, fears, battles) within man.
John 16:24-25 “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy ...
August 13, 2019 @ 7:49 AM
Matthew 21:23, 28-32 “And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching….... But what think ye? A [certain] man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I [go], sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of [his] father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and ...
July 27, 2019 @ 7:46 AM
1 John 2:16 “For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
For all that the world is; the lusts of the body and mind and prideful thinking when man compares himself to others to see how he measures up in the world. Where lusts of the body and mind are simply needs and wants of the human condition. Where pride is man glorifying himself for his accomplishments or state of excellence as a person above others [in his mind].
2 Corinthians 10:12-13, 17-18 “For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves ...
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 ...