November 24, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
It says that the world will provide “tribulation” for man. However, it says to be happy because someone can/has/will/did overcome the world.
1 John 5:1, 4-5 “Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. ... For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”
And here it says that ...
November 7, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
1 Corinthians 8:2 “And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.”
Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
What can man know or understand then?
Mark 13:31-32 “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and [that] hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.”
In the Bible “heaven and earth” represent something other than just the physical earth and sky. Man cannot now and is not supposed to know when the “heaven and earth” shall pass away”.
This means that man cannot know and should not ...
October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Proverbs 16:4-5 “The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD: [though] hand [join] in hand, he shall not be unpunished.”
Psalm 14:2-3 “The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, [and] seek God. They are all gone aside, they are [all] together become filthy: [there is] none that doeth good, no, not one.”
The verses in Proverbs 16 say that the wicked are proud in their heart but the LORD also made them this way. And it says that the proud (wicked) shall not be unpunished. And as Psalm 14 also says, every person is “wicked” at ...
September 21, 2019 @ 8:56 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 @ 8:59 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 @ 8:24 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 @ 8:49 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 @ 8:46 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 @ 8:00 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 @ 9:00 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 ...