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Michael makwela Snr Jan/04/13 Good Morning Bob, and happy new year to you and your Family. Next month february the 14th the whole world will be celebration a valentines day? do you have any information on how this is all about and how it started? thanx in advance.
Jan/04/13 Hi Michael, and Happy New Year! Wikipedia states: “St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus”. “Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6th and July 30th, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter "Saint Valentine", and the latter date in honor of "Hieromartyr Valentine", the Bishop of Interamna.” "The day's association with romantic love grew in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").”"The first recorded association of Valentine's Day with romantic love is in "Parlement of Foules" (1382) by Geoffrey Chaucer. Chaucer wrote: "For this was on Saint Valentine's Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate." The association of St. Valentine’s Day with Romance has continually grown, as evidenced by the publishing of “The Young Man's Valentine Writer", by a British publisher, in 1797, which contained scores of suggested sentimental verses for the the young lover unable to compose his own. So, it appears that we can thank the 14th Century British poet, Geoffrey Chaucer for our modern secular and commercial celebration of "Valentine's Day". Bob
Michael Makwela Snr Jan/07/13 Thanx Bob. I was just curious whether this celebration got something to do with the Babylonian or the Roman Rituals as whether its good or not to celebrate such events as a Christian not know how it all started and the meaning of it.
daveJan/07/13I was just looking at Bob Jones's teaching about apostasia and now i can not find it.
Jan/07/13 Hi Dave, "apostasia", "The Departure", (KJV translates "falling away"), of 2 Thess 2:3, is at biblefood.com slash apostasia dot html. Or, just see the "Subject Index" tab, and click on "Apostasia". Blessings, Bob
Allen Jan/22/13 Bob, did you know that the City of Kennesaw Georgia has required each family to own at least one gun since 1982? and that the crime rate is less than half the national average. And overall crime rate decreased by more than 50% between 1982 and 2005? Al
Jan/22/13 Thanks Allen! I Googled Kennesaw Georgia, and you are correct! I also noticed Kennesaw was selected by Family Circle magazine as one of the nation's "10 best towns for families" in 2007! Thanks again, Bob
Ron1941 Jan/22/13 Hi Bob, I see "Israel and Judah" mentioned all over the Old Testament. I know what Israel is but why "Israel and Judah"? Thanking you in advance.
Jan/22/13 Good question Ron! After the death of King Solomon, the nation of Israel split into a "Northern Kingdom" called Israel, and a Southern Kingdom called "Judah". They were divided from 931 - 586 BC. The Southern Kingdom consisted of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, and the Northern kingdom the other 10 tribes. The Northern kingdom, "Israel" went into Assyrian captivity, and they are known today as the "lost 10 tribes", and Judah went into Babylonian captivity, during the time of Ezekiel and Daniel. Eze. Chap 37 is probably the most clear prophesy of the two kingdoms being recalled from all over the world to dwell in the promised land as the top nation during the 1,000 year reign of Christ. The "Dry bones" are all the Jews who believe in Jesus during the 7 year Tribulation being resurrected, and the "two sticks" represent the "Divided Kingdom" of "Israel and "Judah" being rejoined for the Millennium. Excellent question! Blessings, Bob
Patsy Jan/26/13 Bob & Mary, I would love to read a commentary of yours about Romans 1:18-21, 32 and 3:10-20. If I am missing something you have already written on these verses, let me know. Thanks so very much. Patsy
Michael Makwela Snr Jan/28/13 Good Morning Bob, please help me understand the importance of "water baptism". Is it a compulsory that anyone should be baptised in order to inherit the kingdom of God? Help me understand this subject please.
Jan/29/13 Hi Patsy, give me a couple of days and I will post the comments on Rom 1 & 3 and include a link to it, thanks Bob
Jan/29/13 Hi Michael, I believe the New Testament teaches that water baptism is a beautiful portrayal of what God has ALREADY done for a person, and that it is not necessary for "salvation", but it is to be performed for those who understand its significance and who want to be baptized. See the subject index "Baptism" for all I know about "baptism". Please feel free to write again if all your questions are not answered! Bob
Patsy Jan/29/13 Thank you Bob. I love the book of Romans and am looking forward to reading your comments on those verses.
Liz Feb/09/13 Reading your interesting devotional on "prayer to the Father," I had an additional thought. Isn't it the Father's position to answer prayer? Jesus isn't the one who answers prayer; that's not His position in the Trinity. Maybe like if you sent a legislative bill to the president, he would pass it on to the senate first, because it's just not his place to address those things initially?
Feb/09/13 Yes Liz, very good. When we study all the New Testament says about prayer, it is TO the Father, and in the name of - meaning "by the authority of" Jesus. God's Word is all we have to go by, and THAT IS WHAT IT SAYS. And God says He has "Magnified His Word above His Name", Psa 138:2, Excellent Liz. Blessings, Bob
Peter O\'Connor Feb/26/13 Bob, The bible is the inspired word of God and one can pick and choose scriptures to make their issue sound complete. If a true Christian wants to put the question of, "just how far are we prepared to go in our commitment to Christ" I would recommend that you look at Matthew 5: Jesus's "The Sermon on the Mount" and go through the Beatitudes 1-12 verse by verse. (1Timothy1:13)"I was shown Mercy.." Mercy always triumphs over justice.James 2:13) It's when you show mercy, you are being truly Godly. I recommend the Sermon on the Mount to you as this is the rules our Greatest teacher expects us to live by, at least attempt too.
Feb/27/13 Hi Peter, I don't know why you would think I would disagree :-( These principals are taught throughout the New Testament. We have been shown such great mercy, we should be motivated to show it to others! Bob
Michael Makwela Snr Mar/05/13 Hello Bob, greetings to you and your Family. What does the Bible say about Prosperity? Thanks in advance.
Mar/06/13 Hi Michael, the “prosperity” we are promised in the NT is the “fruit” (production) of the Holy Spirit in our life, love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self control. When we see where we are “blessed” in the NT, the Greek word is often “makarios”, which means “spiritual prosperity”. I do not see where we are promised “health”, wealth”, or physical “prosperity”. Isaiah 53:5, “by His stripes we are healed” is in a context of going from helplessness and hopelessness to “safety” in Christ. I see no “physical healing” at all in Isaiah 53. I do see where we are promised that God is working all things for our good, and I see where we are to take the sufferings of the apostles and prophets as an example. Read the Book of Job, Job never blamed Satan, but took all his sufferings as from the Lord, and said “though He slay me yet will I trust Him”. I do see the “health and wealth, and prosperity” teachings of today, as the “itching ears” and false teachings we are warned against in 2 Tim 4:3. 3 John 1:2 is the only verse I know of that speaks of “prosperity and health”, and God is not speaking, and we are not being spoken to – “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”. This is the apostle John speaking in a personal letter, to his good friend Gaius. What I do see is that we are to stay close to God, and centered in His Word, and receiving our life as “from the Lord”, and “giving thanks in all things”. Bob
Michael Makwela Snr Mar/09/13 Ok, thanx Bob. But I think I still do need more insights on this Subject. I will send you an email. Thank you Sir.
Mar/09/13 Good Michael. Send me your thoughts and concerns, and I will write and post all I know on the subject of "health, wealth, and prosperity" teachings in the New Testament. Bob
doug t. Mar/12/13 The vast majority of professing christians believe that Jesus is God.Why can't we simply believe the words of Jesus. I am the Son of God. He is my Father and can also be your Father. This is a great apostacy that started many years ago. If you don't have the Son you don't have the Father. If there is no Son then there is no Father.
Mar/13/13 Hi Doug, When Jesus said He was the "Son of God", He was speaking from His "humanity". He is more than the "Son of God", He is also "God, the Son". 1 Tim 3:16, speaking of Jesus, says "God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory". In John 17:5, Jesus said, "Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I HAD with thee before the world was". Col 1:13-17 states that Jesus is "the image of the invisible God". Heb 1:3 states that Jesus is "the brightness of his (God's) glory and the express image of his person". Doug, Jesus is the visible manifestation of God, who left His home in heaven and entered the stream of humanity through the Virgin Birth, then suffered and died for us, and ascended back to heaven. Jesus is the eternal visible image of God. Please see my BiblePage One "Who is Jesus" for a full explanation. Eph 1:15-17, Bob
Michael Makwela Snr Apr/07/13 Good afternoon and happy sunday to you and your Family Bob. Can you please help me why we should pray as God knows what we need before we can ask of it. Because even Jesus prayed untill He sweat blood before the crucifiction. Whats the importance of prayer in our lives? Thanks in advance :)
Apr/08/13 Hi Michael, good question. First of all, we pray about everything that concerns us, because God’s Word tells us to. Yes, God knows our every need before we ask, but, God has ordained "prayer" as a wonderful way for God to share His life with us and for us to share our life with Him. Prayer keeps us close to God and sensitive to His will, and prayer allows us to share the blessings of knowing what He is doing in us and around us. If we do not pray, we will never have an answered prayer! God answers all our prayers, some negatively, some positively, and both are perfect answers, and we would agree if we could go the throne of God and have him place his arm around us and explain the answer to us. God’s “timing” is also perfect. Jesus expressed His desires, as He faced the agony of the Cross, in Matt. 26:39, when He prayed to the Father: "if it is possible, let this cup pass from me, but not my will, but thine be done". We should do the same, express all our needs, wants, petitions, and desires, and leave the result to our Loving Heavenly Father's sovereign will, Blessings, Bob
dean Apr/09/13 the moon was created 6000 years ago my friend you are the reason no one takes religious people seriously anymore
Apr/09/13 I'm sorry you don't take me seriously Dean, but what is important is to take God's Word and the Lord Jesus Christ seriously. The more we learn about the moon, the less "science" has any answers as to its origin. The more I study God's Word, the more I believe it is true, correct, and trustworthy. Blessings, Bob
Craig Davis Apr/27/13 I was interested in your commentary on Esther. You might like to consider a different reading, my booklet "The Church in the Book of Esther." It basically presents the (very real) events in Esther as a parable of the Church Age and the battle in the heavenlies in which believers play a central part. It's free for all e-readers at Smashwords(dot)com, and at Barnes & Noble, Sony and other ebook outlets.
Apr/28/13 Thanks for the link Craig. I read your book. There is probably no end to the "spiritual lessons" we can get from the true stories like Esther. Blessings, Bob
Bryan May/01/13 Beautifully done. Thank you for your clarity. As I thought about the traditional interpretation of 2 Thess 2, I realized that if apostasia means "falling away," then apostle must mean "fallen one!"
yvette green May/02/13 Thanks help Me out alot be bless all
kjbwoman2352@yahoo.com May/27/13 wow.....how perverted to even think that the KJB 1611 has to be changed in any way
May/28/13 I am very happy, KJB Woman, that you are a Bible Student, and that you have determined the best translation for your study. Blessings to you and yours, Bob
michael makwela snr May/28/13 good morning Bob and greetings to your family, I have heard a preacher saying we have to believe in God not only in His Word, I didnt actually get that and his explanation was not satisfying,whenhhe continued he said Christianity is more than a written word - I got more confused. pls help me as I never learnt of God more than I could do in His Word. Thanks in advance :)
May/28/13 Hi Michael, the preacher may have been saying that it is not enough to just "STUDY" God's Word, but we must trust God and live in obedience to the truths of His Word. "Salvation" comes from "believing", which means "trusting in and relying on", the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. Then, the NT urges us to "Keep on GROWING in GRACE, and into the FULL KNOWLEDGE of the Lord Jesus Christ", 2 Pet 3:18. You are correct, in that the only place we can get information about God is from His Word. We must "study", "learn", "grow", and "apply" God's Word to our lives, and prayerfully seek His will, to truly be God's "living sacrifice", Romans 12:1-2. I hope this explanation is what the pastor was saying and is "satisfying". Thanks for the question Michael, and please feel free to write again, if this was not a satisfactory answer, Bob
michael makwela snr May/31/13 That way I understand. thank you Sir :)
Grace Byaard Jun/01/13 Thank you for this info. I'm 82 and since my very early years I've always prayed The Lord's Prayer. Now I pray that prayer in Jesus' name. My concern though is that when I joined my Pres. church a number of years ago I was asked "what is your relationship with Jesus?" I had to say I didn't have a relationship with Jesus since I always prayed to The Father. But if I'm to have a relationship with Jesus, which I feel I have, how do I talk to Him separate from praying to my Father in Heaven? When I given thanks every day or ask for help when I'm driving my car, etc., can I just talk or do I say a prayer? At my age, I think it's about time I figured this out, don't you think? Thanks so very much.
Jun/01/13 Hi Grace, good to hear from you. We have a personal relationship with Jesus by believing in Him and trusting Him and His Word. When we pray, we are taught to pray to the Father, in the Name of Jesus. But, we can certainly use the Name Jesus at any time "during" our prayer. We should stay close enough to God, so we can just "talk" to Him, without having to start a "formal prayer" again. It is when we have been "bad", and need to confess, or forgotten to pray for too long, that we should begin again - "Dear Heavenly Father". Prayer is simply "talking to God" like we would talk to our best friend - about EVERYTHING. He loves us with an infinite love and spends a lot of time "waiting" for us to talk to Him. Good questions Grace! Blessings, Bob
Grace Byaard Jun/01/13 Your explanation is very helpful and I thank you. Would you, in addition, simply give me the words to start a conversation when I get in my car and ask for His protection...what I say now is "Lord I need...". What words are Biblical since I don't know whether I'm talking to my savior Jesus Christ or to God the Father. I'm so thankful for your knowledge and help.
Jun/02/13 Hi Grace, God is infinite Spirit who fills all in all, and Jesus is His Visible Image. God is One and has one "mind", and hears and answers all the prayers of His children. "Lord", is a term of "respect", "Jesus" is the visible Image of God who left His home in heaven and entered the stream of humanity through the Virgin Birth and died on the Cross for us. "Father" acknowledges ALL of our eternal infinite God. Please read my "Bible Page One", "Who is Jesus Christ" for a full explanation. There are over 200 "Names" for God in the Bible, and each one speaks of a particular "facet" of His Being, such as "El Shaddi", "the All Sufficient One". We address God as "Father, because He has made us His "Children". The Bible tells us we only have "access" and a "relationship" with the Father through Jesus and His work on the Cross. We belong to Him and He hears all our prayers no matter which "name" we use. The "specific" guidance we are given concerning prayer is "to the Father", "in the Name of Jesus". This is important, so "you know", and "He knows" who you are praying to. There are a lot of "so called "gods" out there. I love your "name" too, Grace :-), Bob
Patsy Jun/03/13 Read your defense of the NKJV by Thomas Nelson. What is your position on "The Voice"?
Jun/03/13 Hi Patsy, I think "The Voice" is worse than the "Living Bible". It's New Testament is not translated from the Textus Receptus, and it has all the corrupt "updates" from the "Alexandrian Manuscripts". See my "Bible Translations" in the Site Index. It's name comes from how they chose to translate "Logos" as "Voice", in John Chapter 1. So Jesus is just "The Voice". A "voice" just makes "sounds", but "WORDS", "COMMUNICATE. There are Greek words for a "voice", but "Logos" means "WORD" - NOT "voice". John the Baptist is the "voice" crying in the wilderness, and twice there is a "voice" from heaven praising Jesus. Jesus is the "Alpha and Omega", the beginning and ending LETTER of the Greek Alphabet. He is the "Logos" - The Word. I don't see any "improvements", or anything "helpful" in the "Voice" translation. I wish I could say I liked it Patsy, sorry, :-(
Patsy Jun/04/13 I was afraid of that when I saw how many different writers they used. I think I will just stick to my KJV. It's very confusing when I hear people quoting scripture from other versions. Thanks Bob.
Jun/04/13 I know what you mean about hearing different versions Patsy. I study and teach from the Greek and Hebrew, but I have memorized and quoted the 1611 King James all my life. God is good, and there is a "version" out there for everyone. What is important is to prayerfully keep on reading it! Bob
jason roy Jun/17/13 Jesus is God. I prayed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, He is here, I did hear His voice, feel physical touch and supernatural power, Father Son and Holy Spirit, the true God, the Almighty, amen
jason roy Jun/17/13 Father, Son, Holy Spirit, all manifestations of the One God. Born in the body of Jesus, the example of how we the children have fellowship with our Father, with the in-dwelling of His Holy Spirit, the deposit of eternal life. Hallelujah
shareef Jun/21/13 when and where in the bible did jesus said he is god BOB? and dont give me no mumbo jumbo quotes that u dont even understand please
Jun/21/13 Hi Shareef, Jesus would not say that He is “God” while He was on earth. The New Testament teaches that He was both true humanity AND undiminished Deity in one unique person, during His pre-Cross life on earth. The Bible teaches that He was “God” BEFORE He came to earth as a human being, and He is “God” after His resurrection and forever after that. But, He was the “God-man” during His earthly ministry. Jesus said He was the “Son of God”, in John 10:36 “Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God”. In John 8:58, Jesus said that He existed before Abraham. In Mark 14:61 & 62, Jesus said that He is the Christ, “the Son of the Blessed”. Old Testament prophesy teaches that Jesus is God come in the flesh: In Zech. 12:7-10 God says “they shall look upon me whom they have pierced”. In Isa 9:6, a prophesy of the birth of Jesus, He is called “The mighty God”. The New Testament declares Him to be God, in John 20:28. 1 Timothy 3:16 states that Jesus was “God manifest in the flesh”. Jesus is called "God" in Heb. 1:8 "But unto the Son [he saith], Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom". Acts 20:28 states that God purchased the church "with his own blood". Gen 1:1 says “God” created the heavens and earth - then in the NT we find that Jesus created the heavens and earth, in Heb. 1:1-3, Eph. 3:9, John 1:1-3 and 14, Col. 1:13-17 and 19. Jesus is THE VISIBLE MANIFESTATION of Almighty God, and, as such, is God Himself manifest in the flesh, in 2 Cor. 4:4 "Christ is the image of God", in Col. 1:13-17 Jesus is "the image of the invisible God", in Col. 2:9 In Jesus "dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily" (in bodily form), and in Heb. 1:3 Jesus is the "brightness of his (God's) glory and the express image of his person". Bible study is both fascinating and fulfilling! Someone said “Study your Bible, there is going to be a test”! I pray that you will be prepared for the “test”, Bob
T.R. Jun/25/13 Oh my . . . I have learned MUCH, just in the reading of this comments page! Thank you -- ALL of you, Bob included -- for sharing. I have many questions. Now, thanks to you (and God), there is a place, online, for me to "go" and seek an answer. Bright Blessings! T.R.
Jun/25/13 Wonderful T.R. and if you don't find what you need, please email me, Bob
michael makwela snr Jun/25/13 Morning Bob, can you please clear me on this one : how many days and nights between the passover and first fruit? Thanks. In advance :)
Jun/26/13 Hi Michael, Great question, and it really made me think! I only find the time of the offering of the "Firstfruits" given in Lev. 23:5-11 and Numb. 28:26. Lev. 23:11 states that the offering of "Firstfruits" is "on the morrow after the sabbath", that being the day after the first 7th day Sabbath during the week of Unleavened Bread. In other words, the fourteenth day of the first month is Passover, and the fifteenth day of the first month is a special Sabbath, and the Firstfruits observance is the day after the next 7th day Sabbath. So, there could be from 1 to 7 days between Passover and Firstfruits, depending on the day on which the Passover falls. In one of your previous questions, you asked about "Resurrection Week" and I stated all the reasons why I believe Jesus died on the 14th day of the first month which is the Passover day, and that was on a Wednesday. A Wednesday Passover is the only way to get three full days and nights for Jesus to be in the tomb, like He said. Now, this is beautiful, when Passover falls on a Wednesday, there are three days and three nights between Passover and Firstfruits! A Wednesday Passover, and the next day, Thursday, a special Sabbath for the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, then Friday, and then the Saturday 7th day Sabbath, that is three days and three nights, then the Offering of Firstfruits would be Sunday, the day after the 7th day Sabbath! Truly the Lord Jesus is the "Firstfruits of the Resurrection"! 1 Corinthians 15:20 "But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept". 1 Corinthians 15:23 "But every man in his own order, Christ the firstfruits, afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming". There must have been 3 days and three nights between Passover and Firstfruits in the week Jesus died on the Cross for us! One more reason to believe Jesus died on a Wednesday! Thanks Michael! Bob
Mary Anne Jun/28/13 Hi there, I found your site after googling a question on addressing God in prayer, and now I have another question which I could ask my pastor but I'm interested to hear yours because I really enjoy and agree with the content on this site. I am a somewhat new Christian and I'm wondering about the gospels- who made the accounts in the first place of everything Jesus said, especially those moments when he was alone? I'm hung up on it and my brother who is a non-Christian thinks the gospel writers or others had just sort of made it up or embellished it.
Jun/28/13 Hi Mary Anne, I'm glad that you are interested in the Scriptures, and I pray your brother will become interested also. All of the Scriptures are declared to be inspired by God Himself, in 2 Timothy 3:16 - "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness". 1 Peter 1:23 teaches that God's Word is eternal - "...the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever". In Luke 4:4, Jesus said "man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God". In John 10:35, Jesus said "...the scripture cannot be broken". Mary Anne, read Psalm 22:1-22, and Isaiah Chapter 53, to see the accurate prophesy of Jesus on the Cross, written many hundreds of years before Jesus was born. The more I study the Scriptures, the more convinced I am that they really are the eternal Word of God and the "mind of Christ", Bob
michael makwela snr Jun/29/13 Good morning Bob, I would like to thank you for the clearity you have given us. It has really helped us a Lot in our mid week Bible Study. All the Brethren sent their regard. thank you :)
Jason Herrington Jul/09/13 Thank You so much for your answer on gambling I don't play the lottery very often and when I do I only spend a dollar or two sometimes I feel guilty for it because I've been told that it was sinful I don't want to do things if it is against my father.I'm not perfect but none of us is we can only do our best.It would be nice if he could send a little luck my way though I struggle so hard.
Jon Aug/01/13 (with respect) ....Adam and Eve's first born were Cain and Able. Cain then had a wife. How is this? She too had to come from Adam and Eve. Incest is indicated. Would someone please explain this to me, in plain english. Are we all born out of incest? Did God say incest was ok just this once!!!!!???
Aug/02/13 Hi Jon, Jesus said the Scriptures cannot be broken, and they have not been proved wrong. I must believe the Bible. 1 Cor 15:45 and the Genesis account state that Adam was the first man. In Gen 3:20 Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. By Gen 4:17, the population must have been large enough for men to live in cities. In Gen 5:4 and 5, Adam and Eve had sons and daughters for 930 years. God's sanction against brothers and sisters and cousins marrying is first found in Lev chap 18, some 2,500 years after Adam. Remember, in Gen chap 6, every human was destroyed in the Great Flood, except the 8 righteous members of Noah's family and the human race was started over with Mr. and Mrs. Noah, their three sons and their wives. Lot's daughters thought they were the last people on the planet after Sodom was destroyed and had children by their father. It was God's plan for brothers and sisters and cousins to marry, until the earth was well populated. I take the Genesis account to be LITERAL, and after 36 years of intense Bible study I believe it more firmly than ever. Blessings, Bob
Roslyn Aug/06/13 Enjoying your site very much, it's informative and well written. I was wondering if you would comment on the seven thunders of Revelation 10:3, who they were or are and why their words were sealed. Thank you.
Aug/07/13 Hi Roslyn, that is a hard question, and one I find few commentators address. The short answer is that I see the Great Tribulation and Second Advent of Christ stated from three separate viewpoints, just like the three "synoptic Gospels" of "Matthew, Mark, and Luke" see the same events from three separate viewpoints. The three viewpionts of the last 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation are stated as "Seals", "Trumpets", and "Vials of Wrath". First, we have the "Seals" beginning in Rev. 6:3-17, ending with the sixth seal; the second "view" is the "Trumpets", beginning in Rev. 8:7, and ending with the seventh trumpet in 11:19; and the third view, the "Vials", begins in Rev. 16:2, and ends with the seventh "Vial", in Rev 16:21. I see the "Seals" as the Great Tribulation viewed from Heaven, the "Trumpets", the same period of time as viewed from the Gentile nations, and the "Vials" as viewed from Israel. We have to understand that John is viewing these events in "sequence", instead of "coterminus", all three occuring at the same time. Each view begins with "peace" being removed, and ends with what John would naturally take as the "end" of the Tribulation. In Rev 10:7, John is told - "But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets". I think John would naturally assume that the seventh "Trumpet" is the "end" of the vision. My understanding is that the "mystery", and the reason John was told to hold off on writing what the "Seven Thunders" stated, is that the 7 "Vials of Wrath" viewpoint is still to come, in Rev. 16:2 - 16:21. In Rev 10:4, when John is told "write them not", the Greek verb switches to the "subjunctive mood" which could be translated "you might not want to write that yet". So, instead of celebrating the end of the Tribulation, and the Second Advent, and the beginning of the Millennial Reign of Christ, at the Seventh Trumpet, John's celebration is delayed until the 7th "Vial", in Rev 16:17 and following. I have drawn up a chart that might help, and posted it as "Rev Seals, Trumpets and Vials" in the Subject Index. Thanks for the question Roslyn, and I sincerely hope this will make sense to you as you read the Book of Revelation! Bob
Eugene Aug/13/13 Excellent article we as Christians need to stop placing our God in a box He gave us the free will to enjoy life and to make choices, what we do in moderation with God in the forefront of our thoughts and actions should not be condemned as long as you don't hurt yourself or others to God be the glory forever amen.......
Aug/13/13 Amen Eugene, and many blessings to you, Bob
Michael Makwela Snr Sep/03/13 Good morning Bob, and Happy New Month - Happy Spring Season. I have just one Question, what's your view on the use of oil as an' anointing oil' and water as 'holy water' that "some" ministers give their folks to apply or sprinkle on them when they need prayers?
Sep/03/13 Hello Michael, good questions. Concerning "anointing", a "ceremonial anointing" was an Old Testament teaching that spoke of the coming New Testament ministry of the Holy Spirit. The OT "ceremonial anointing" served as a "shadow of good things to come", Heb 8:5, and the NT ministries of the Holy Spirit are the "reality". There are two Greek words translated "anoint" in the NT, "aleipho", which is a physical smearing or rubbing, and all the "healing" connected with "aleipho" is "therapeuo", a medical or physical "therapy". "Aleipho" is in 8 NT passages, Mt 6:17, Mr 6:13, Mr 16:1, Lu 7:38, Lu 7:46, Joh 11:2, Joh 12:3, and Jas 5:14. "Chrio", is the NT Greek word for a "ceremonial anointing", and is only used concerning us in 1 John 2:20, and 2:27, and 2 Cor 1:21, where it speaks of the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit, that every believer has already received. I do not find any other "ceremonial anointings" for God's people in the NT, or references to men performing any "charisma", or "ceremonial anointings", because all believers have already been anointed by the Holy Spirit. We are commanded to live in the "New Testament reality", not in the OT "shadows". Concerning "holy water", I would ask, what makes it "holy", and where do we find this in the New Testament? Personally, I have to live by and teach the New Testament. We have many NT warnings against following the "traditions and doctrines of men". Concerning "prayer", I find that prayer is only answered on the basis of the righteousness of the individual who is praying and according to the will of God. Please let me know if you would like clarification on any of these issues. Blessings, Bob
David Sep/12/13 Hello Bob, A very interesting website! Are the Jews still God's chosen people? can we (The Church) apply old Testament promises and prophecies to ourselves? some say yes based on the New Man and grafted in teachings of Ephesians. I was always taught in the Brethren that prophecy given to Israel were only for Israel but this seems to contradict the fact that we have been grafted in? Is The Church now part of Israel? If not, I can forget most of what is taught and practiced in the Pentecostal Church?
Sep/12/13 Hi David, good to hear from you, and excellent question. Yes, the descendants of Jacob and Isaac are still "God's chosen people". The Church Age is a "mystery hid in Christ" (Eph 3:2-6, Col 1:26-27) that is temporarily inserted into the Jewish Age, and when the Church is removed, the Jewish Age will resume for its last 7 years. The Church does temporarily replace Israel as God's chosen "nation", 1 Peter 2:9 "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation". But, there are no "covenants" made with the Church. The Church Age believers are "espoused to" and "sealed into union" with Christ and, as such are partakers of many of the blessings of God's "New Covenant" with the House of Israel. The New Covenant is an unconditional Covenant between God and the "House of Israel", as stated in Jer 31:31-35, Jer 32:37-40, Eze 11:17-21, Eze 16:60-63, Eze 37:26, and Rom 11:26-29. As Jer 31:31-33 states, the "New Covenant" is made with the "house of Israel and the house of Judah" -"Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people". God's covenants with the Nation of Israel will be completely fulfilled during the Millennial Reign of Christ on this earth. Again, we believers are blessed with a limited number of "Millennial blessings" in this Age, because we are "espoused to" and "sealed into union" with Christ. Please see "Covenants" in the Subject Index, for a full explanation of God's covenants with Israel. I cannot apply promises made specifically to Israel, to the Church Age believers, unless they are repeated in the New Testament Epistles to the Church. Blessings to you and your loved ones, Bob
Michael Makwela Senior Sep/19/13 Good Morning Bob, when I read Acts 13:2, I found these words "As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted,..." I do understand about fasting, but what is to Minister unto the Lord and how is it done? Thanks in advance
Sep/19/13 Hi Michael, the Greek word under "ministered" is "leitourgeo", and it occurs 3 times in Acts 13:2, Rom 15:27, and Heb 10:11, meaning to be "busied with serving the Lord". There is nothing in "leitourgeo" to indicate what type of "service". Could be studying, teaching, discussing, aiding the poor, conducting a worship service, or "serving the Lord", in any capacity. The common Koine Greek usage of this word was for someone who served in public office at their own expence. I hope this helps, blessings, Bob
smr Sep/19/13 Thank you, I pray very hard every day. And for some reason, I had this very question, to whom do I pray, Jesus, or God and put down my bible to google the inquiry. And said a prayer and apologized to God if it seemed to God a little unorthodox that I was searching for an answer on the internet, but I wanted to make sure He was hearing me... But I know He knows that's all I had at this moment to help. Thank you for the help.
Sep/19/13 God is good and greatly to be praised! I am happy you found your answer! Bob
Dan Sep/19/13 Who wrote the bible, and why were same books left out.
Sep/20/13 Hi Dan, the Bible is 66 individual "books", written over a 1,500 year period, with a 400 year "silent" interlude between Malachi and the birth of Jesus, and it was authored by some 33 different men as God's Holy Spirit moved through them. There is NO earthly way possible that so many men (most of whom never met each other), could have written so many different books, and in different styles, that all perfectly merge into one meaningful Book, that fits together like a hand in a glove. But, as the Scripture states, "with God all things are possible"!!! The Old Testament books were given to God’s chosen nation of Israel and they preserved them, even though the writings condemned them and exposed all their errors. The New Testament Books also fit with the Old Testament Books like a hand in a glove. Jesus quoted the Old Testament Books some 55 times and never once criticized or corrected them, but said, in John 5:39&46, "the Scriptures testify of me" and "Moses wrote of me", and in John 10:35, Jesus said "...the scripture cannot be broken"! In AD 320, the Roman emperor Diocletian ordered the destruction of all the sacred books of the Christians, and this was the catalyst for the Church to determine which writings were inspired and which were not. This brought about four great Church councils to determine the Canonicity of the Scriptures (“canon” means “yard stick”, and “canonicity’ means to “measure” the writings to determine what is God’s Word and what is not), and all the churches agreed that our present 27 Books of the New Testament were to be added to the Old Testament Scriptures to complete God’s Word. 2nd Timothy 3:16 proclaims, "ALL SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of God”, Psa 138:2 states that God has magnified His Word above His Name! Psalm 119:89, “For ever, O LORD, Thy word is settled in heaven.” The Word of God is eternal and the "original" copy is in Heaven. I have read many of the books of the “Apocrypha”, and other writings from the time of Christ, and they all contradict the inspired Scriptures. The more I study God’s Word, the more I believe it is True and correct and God’s love letter to us, and the “owners Manual” for the human soul! Blessings, Bob
Debra williams Sep/23/13 I asked the Lord that me and all my house grow in the wisdom and knowledge of Him and His will or Word.
Sep/23/13 Debra, I pray that your prayer will be richly answered! Blessings, Bob
S.M.Joseph Selvarathnam. India. My e-mail ID is joseph.selvarathnam@gmail.com Sep/30/13 Knowing about Jesus Christ is very important for Christians as well as non-Christians.He is not alone a noble man born in this world, but God who came in flesh in this world as son of God to redeem the mankind irrespective of caste, creed and religion
Sep/30/13 Amen Joseph. Trusting in Jesus is eternal life and a position with Him and His people in the Ages to come! Very important! And, someone said "Eternity, smoking or non-smoking". Blessings to you and your loved ones, Bob
traffic Oct/09/13 Great article.Thanks Again. Much obliged.
Tim Grizzell Oct/17/13 In Revelation 7:4-9 the tribes are listed Dan and Ephraim are not mentioned Ephraim explained in Hosea 5:9, 11. Dan possibly explained in Judges 18:30 - 31, or even Judges 18:14 - 31
Oct/18/13 Yes Tim, Those are good passages concerning the sins of Ephraim and Dan, who are missing when the 12 Tribes of Israel are sealed. Israel goes into the Tribulation in unbelief. Interestingly though, we see Dan and Ephraim ARE mentioned in Eze 48, when the Millennial land is divided. All of Israel are believers in Christ, in the Millennium. Following the 12 (14) tribes from Gen 49:28 to Rev 21:12, is a fascinating study, Bob
Chris Oct/19/13 I would just like to thank you for your help on the critisism sorrounding the nkjv i spent hours on the internet trying to figure it all out. How ever i have another question regarding the niv etc are any of these bibles actualy dangerous i was reading some were that satan could use the word of God to decieve us through translations. Is that what is going on here regarding these new age bibles. I have a nkjv Bible myself and was told that the Emblem is satanic i know theres a obvious reason for this could you help me bob
Oct/19/13Hi Chris, I wouldn't worry about "symbols" that "publishers" use. Nelson has quit using the "Trinity" symbol, I believe, because of the negative press. Pagan organizations, over the years, have adapted virtually every Christian "symbol" including the "Cross". The Original 1611 KJV had pagan images and symbology in it's front and back covers, see http://watch.pair.com/TR-10-nkjv-waite.html. What is really important is the accuracy of the translation, and all my study has led me to believe the KJV and NKJV are the best we have. I say, if you have any Bible translation, pray for the Truth, and read it! It is God the Holy Spirit who will make certain we get the Truth! 1John 2:27 "But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him". Bob
Chrisy hondalad123@hotmail.com Northern Ireland 24 M Oct/19/13 Bob i have been saved from the 26th june a lot has changed in my life but im constantly battling with depression i keep praying to God to help me and point me in the righ direction it feels almost now im talking to myself many help thanks
Oct/19/13Hi Chrisy, the Christian life requires constant prayer, feeding on God's Word, and fellowshipping with other Christians. God loves His children and wants them to grow up in Christ and be strong, but, we must do our part. We will be praying that you find everything you need to grow, Bob
Hi Oct/19/13 I was reading your article on the middle east and i have seen so man christians believe this christ will reighn for a thousand years in jerusalem called the tribulation period. In jhon it says that the dead will be raised first then the living will be caught up with them in the clouds. In more detail hope this helps as i am under the impression you believe in the rapture of christ... Proponents of premillennialism teach that there is yet to be a future establishment of the kingdom of Christ on earth during which the Lord will be ruling on earth. The New Testament nowhere teaches that there will be a future establishment of the kingdom, but rather the opposite. Christians are already in the kingdom; it now exists. 1) Colossians 1:13, "…hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son."2) Hebrews 12:28, "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved…." 3) Revelation 1:9, "I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ…." All of these passages speak of the kingdom in the present tense, not future. Basically the doctrine of the rapture is that there will be a coming of Christ at which time all Christians will be removed from the earth. There will be a seven-year period of tribulation, and then Jesus will come again and establish His kingdom. Some say the first coming will be a secret one, but the Bible NOWHERE speaks of a secret coming of Christ. Revelation 1:7 very plainly says every eye will see Him, and this passage speaks of only one coming, not two. One of the passages often cited by these people to "prove" the rapture theory is 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17, "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not precede them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." This passage actually teaches 1) that the dead shall rise first, 2) Jesus does not return to the earth.
Oct/19/13Hi, Hi, if you will go to my "Site Index", and read the pages under "Rapture", "Dispensations", and "Millennium", I believe you will find an answer to all your questions. For instance, 1 Cor 15:51 speaks of the Rapture of the Church, and the moment they will be "changed", and Paul says "behold I show you a MYSTERY". You are also speaking of many "kingdoms". The Kingdom of Heaven is here now and we belong to it. The "Kingdom of Heaven" will be on this earth though for the Millennial reign of Christ. Jesus returns only "in the air" at the Rapture, but He returns to EARTH at the Second Advent, His feet will land on the Mount of Olives, Zech 14:4. Read, read, read, Bob hi
Why have you blocked me Oct/19/13 I replyed to you coment from mathew mark luke jhon revelation it explains that christ is coming by air to lift us all up and that the antichrist is what zacharia seen in his vision the pre tribulations concpiracy is a plan created in the 1830s to trip us all up in motion for the antichrist i have quoted from bible in last message were can u give me evidence to support your theory
hi Oct/19/13 i think last message was to long so it didint appear since you are a pastor ill just give the verses and not what it says to save room. Verses that defend the bible from this doctrine is mathew 13.24 mathew 24 v21 thesolians 4 vrs 13 to 21 mark 13 to 37. They all say clearly that we will be Lifted up and in mathew 13 v 24 IMEDIATELY after the tribulation these are written in all Four gospels. Zacharia had a vision the world looks different today as it did then. the vision of God in jerusalem is the antichrist the one thing that the Bible warns us about. its setting the plan from the 1830s no evidence of this doctrine can be found in any sermon before then.Also the mountain God stood means the earthquake as the Bible you well know use images to explain things Dove for example Dont be foold
hi Oct/20/13 I just read your articles and to be ohnest im scared to death. I was under the belief that when jesus comes back we will all go to heaven snd the earth i gues would be destroyed. It decsribed hevan as been paved with Gold. Is this after the anti christ. Could you explain to me in step by step
Oct/20/13 Hi, Hi, Please email me if you don't understand what the Bible teaches about Dispensations, Rapture, and Millennium. This comment area is not for extended discussions. Thanks, Bob
Chris Oct/20/13 Could you email me im haveing trouble with the email link. Im having trouble under standing the second coming. Some say when God comes back we are going to hevan. Emm it says the Devil will be Bounded for a thousand years Is he bounded yet. And it says the streets of heavan are paved with gold that couldent be jerusalem could it. And if the antichrist is going to be a lot like God how do i know who is God Many thanks Email adress is hondalad123@hotmail.com
Oct/21/13 Yes Chris, I will email you tomorrow, and we can discuss "Eschatology", what the Bible teaches about the end times, Bob
Chris Oct/27/13 Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Great help thanks Bob....My next Question is how do i put bible Study into my daily study. I use the nkjv chain study Bible but i Dont have a clue how to put study into my reading so i just read and look up words with a dictionary. People like you bob over the years put hours into study. How where do you start. And can i say that i am trying to find a cure for my depression through the word of God and its not going to well. I can only find one verse and its in proverbs i pray but i dont feel any better its got a grip of me and pulling me down all the time its like satan has that hold of me Thanks Bob
Oct/27/13 Hi Chris, you are welcome, and please keep "growing in Christ". I kept a "Bible subject index" in my pocket for years, and when I read a passage that concerned a subject that I was interested in, I made a note of it in my little pocket note pad. Subjects like "What to do to be saved", Rapture, Tribulation, Millennium, Antichrist, Baptism, Inspiration of the Scriptures, Imperatives and Promises, the Deity of Christ, Prayer, etc. The more passages I compiled on each subject, the more clearly I could see the subject. I found that when I "pulled out" every Scripture I could find on a particular subject, there was no longer any doubt about what God's Word teaches on that subject. I also recommend the free "OnLineBible" PC program, available for free download at onlinebible dot net. You can do word and phrase searches, in English, Hebrew or Greek, and see multiple parallel translations, and word definitions, and, I'll even help you set it up. It is "growth in Christ" and "walking in the Spirit", that brings the Gal 5:22 & 23 "Fruit of the Spirit" into our life! May the Lord richly bless you and your study, Bob
Chris Oct/28/13 K thanks a million
chris Oct/28/13 HI how do i mark my bible. It is a Thompson Chain Bible with all the topics and stuff in it. So how do i mark it to benefit me during study when its all been done for me. I could understand bible marking if it didint have it already done for me but i want to make it feel more personal if that makes sence. It has everything listed in the margins so what do i mark with my pencil.
Oct/28/13 Chris, my favorite is the KJV Thompson Chain also, and I use the "chain" notes, but I use different colored pens to write extra notes in the margin and highlighters mark the text. I have all the OT Scrptures about the Second Advent highlighted on one color, and Scriptures on the Millennium in another, for example. But, to me, a little notebook of "subjects" is very valuable. BibleFood web site is the result of my typing my years of hand written notes into the computer, Bob
Chris Oct/28/13 Yea i think its good it helps to keep me of internet searching for answers. Waow yea i have a note book but its just full of verses and when i read a passage i ask myself questions and write down the answers. Just didint know what to highlite.
Oct/28/13 Chris, it might save you a lot of time to read what I have written from my notes and then when you read your Bible, make note of the Scriptures that seem to prove, or disprove, what I have written. I have learned much from trying to disprove another teacher or commentator! And keep those questions coming! Bob
Chris Oct/28/13 Hi what would be your review on the grant honer bible reading system. Its were you read Ten chapters a day and the bible sorted into sections. I have been using this system but i dont get time to study. IT SAYS the more you read scripture scripture explains itself_I like this system but i always get distracted with cross referenceing and in deph verse study. It has taken me in the past near a hour to read a chapter of proverbs with the many topics. Is this bad or is this wrong attitude how could i work this system into my study. Thanks I like the Variety of books to read in the morning
Oct/28/13 Chris, Horner's system is fine, for just "reading" the Bible, but, if you don't clearly understand what the Bible is saying, you need to stop there and prayerfully look up the words in Strong's concordance, or a Lexicon, or a Bible PC Program, Bob
Gerald Ruhere Nov/05/13 tHE PAGE HAS GREATLY HELPED ME WHILE I WAS DOING A STUDY ON WHAT DOES THE NEW TESTAMENT SAY ABOUT WHAT SIN IS, MANY THANKS.
Nov/05/13 You are more than welcome Gerald! You may study and use any and all information here as your own, Bob
Patsy Nov/11/13 Hello Bob & Mary, is the Apostle Paul the worst or the first? Can you shed more light on 1 Tim. 1:15-16? I have heard it taught both ways many times. I couldn't find anything on the subject in your posts. Thanks very much, Patsy
Nov/12/13 Hi Patsy, in 1 Tim 1:15, where Paul calls himself the "chief" of sinners, the the Greek word under "chief", in the KJV, is "protos", which simply means "first". But, "protos" can mean "first numerically", "first in time or place", "first in succession", "first in principal, or importance" or "first in rank, influence, or honor". The context must determine "first in what". Paul was not the "first" sinner, in time or succession, and the context is "sinners who Jesus came to save". I don't think God "rates" sinners in "importance", so that leaves "first in rank", which would mean that Paul "considered" himself to be the "top sinner", the "worst" of all sinners. I'm sure Paul sinned all the sins that are common to man, and he also persecuted Christians, and Jesus met him on his way to capture and try to execute more Christians. Paul probably understood more about sins than we do, so this led Paul to say that he is the "example", the "worst of sinners" whom Jesus came to save. God, through Jesus Christ, can save the most sinful of all men. "Chief", is a good translation here, meaning "foremost", the "top sinner of all time". Excellent question Patsy! It demonstrates how a "word for word" translation, no matter how good, often needs a lot of explanation! Blessings, Bob
Michael Makwela Snr Mar/16/14 Hi Bob, I just wanted to check on how you're doing. I hope you're recovering my dear Teacher. Missing you.
Mirta Marin Mar/17/14 I need to understand the
Twelve the tribes and the 12 × 12=144 ×1000 = 144, 000
Gabe Mar/19/14 Hi, Thanks for your post. As I read this I seem to see tons of contradictions. Can someone please help me resolve them?
1) "As a child of God, we not only cannot commit an "unforgivable sin", but all the sins we will ever commit ARE ALREADY FORGIVEN, Col 2:10-14! As we commit the sins that were forgiven on the Cross, our "relationship" as a child of God doesn't change, but our "fellowship" with God is broken, God disciplines us, and we must confess our sins to the Father according to 1 John 1:9. "
Are they already forgiven before we "confess"? If so, what's the point of confessing? If not, it is misleading to say all our sins are already forgiven.
2)" God's born again children cannot stop being His children, any more than I can stop being a child of my earthly father. God knew ALL about our whole life BEFORE He chose us to be His eternal children: " This seems to imply that we have no free will.
3)"Quite often, we take a new believer and baptize them before they even know what baptism means, and then quickly try to get them into Church work, while browbeating them about attending Church every time the doors are open. We expect too much of them and they "split" just like the wineskins and the cloth patches in Jesus’ example."
This implies we shouldn't baptize people too early. But as later stated with all the benefits of baptism and being indelibly marked in the Book of life, wouldn't the benefits outweigh the ill effects?
Thanks!
Jeremy Carlson Mar/24/14 This was so helpful! I'm a follower of the Lord Jesus and just finished a very difficult discussion with a Catholic man stating that unless your Catholic and see the Pope equal to Christ/as Christ I follow a false faith and God. Very frustrating! This study was very helpful and I look forward to sharing in a quite time with my wife tonight. Thank you again!
With Christ love, Jeremy Carlson
Lalit deaf Mar/25/14 Person can faith for through always so pray
charlotte Apr/17/14 Dear Mr.Bob Jones,
concerning the dry bones of Ezekiel where they talk about Judah and joseph coming together as one . the only one that is scatter on the four corners of the earth is Judah tribe. So these people God is trying to wake up . in church all they talk bout what the children of Israel did but they never say who they are or where they are at every thing is they sin . But it clearly says in (Ezekiel39:23)
AND THE HEATHEN SHALL KNOW THAT THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL WENT INTO CAPTIVITY FOR THEIR INIQUITY: BECAUSE THEY TRESPASSED AGAINST ME, THEREFORE HID I MY FACE FROM THEM, AND GAVE THEM INTO THE HAND OF THEIR ENEMIES: SO FELL THEY ALL BY THE SWORD.
so yes these people know who these people are that been sold into slavery as bondmen and as bondwomen because of there disobedient unto God. that's chapter 28 of Deuteronomy. and the nations know who they are all the leaders of the white house all the mega pastors and broadcast, a mighty awakening is coming to the nations. Something else caught my attention as I was reading my bible it said in EZKEIL 37:24-25)And David MY SERVANT SHALL BE KING OVER THEM, AND THEY ALL SHALL HAVE ONE SHEPHERD: THEY SHALL ALSO WALK IN MY JUDGMENTS, AND OBSERVE MY STAUTES, AND DO THEM.25 AND THEY SHALL DWELL IN THE LAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UNTO JACOB MY SERVANT, WHEREIN YOUR FATHERS HAVE DWELT; AND THEY SHALL DWELL THEREIN, EVEN THEY, AND THEIR CHILDRE,S CHILDREN FOR EVER: AND MY SERVANT DAVID SHALL BE THEIR PRINCE FOR EVER.
Now if God said David purpose to be king over Israel in the future then is Christ going to be over the gentiles????
so im asking you sir how are those people God scatter on the 4 corners of the earth.And please don't say the Khazars a the Ashkenazi Jewish people they never been sold as a people .And please I don't want to hear that all nations are bless through Abraham I heard it to many times and other misleading things . I just want truth that all I ask :0) thank you :0)
Billy Wells May/01/14 I'll go by the Bible. There is no pope in there. Peter himself does not profess to this title.
Billy Wells May/01/14 Thank you Bob. Your page is very helpful!
Sandra Bestest May/30/14 Thank you.
Will Jun/01/14 I'm reading your page about the definate article in greek. It's stated that the should never included if the article is missing in the greek. What about the Hply Spirit? It seems like many times the article is missing in the greek with Holy Spirit and yet we translate the Holy Spirit. Thank you.
joshua Jun/15/14 Does god forgive everything because I read he does except for blasphemy and because my name is joshua the same as jesus/yeshua does that mean I am the same as everyone else or does jesus not like that im named after him.
Eric Jun/15/14 Thankyou so much for all the work that
put into this.I was a kjvonliest and had no clue of the facts I lost friends and hurt family because of it.The Lord opened my eyes and now I read from many translations but my main one is the nkjv.The Holy Spirit has worked through my nkjv more then any other translation I have.Thanks again for your work, it fills my heart with joy and confirms what the Lord has shown in my life.Godbless you.
Henry Thomas Jun/18/14 Praise the Lord Man of God. I know the plans of the Lord to prosper you. I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. In all things God is glorified in your life. You are precious in his sight and he shall let none of your words fall to the ground, only acknowledge him and the destruction of your enemy shall be manifested to all.
cheap seo services Jun/19/14 BmVfQR Im thankful for the blog post.Much thanks again. Will read on...
good backlinks Jun/19/14 hzems4 Major thankies for the article post.
John Powell Jun/20/14 Mr Jones, I emailed you at bobjones@biblefood.com.
Traci K Jul/03/14 The Bible says that Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God. Is this figurative? If God the Father will be invisible in heaven then how can he be sitting on a throne next to Jesus?
ROBERTO HOPE Jul/06/14 STUDY REAL HARD WITHOUT BIAS, ON YOUR OWN WITHOUT AGAIN, ANY PREJUDICE, THE NAME JESUS. HINT: JOSHUA IS ENGLISH/GREEK TRANSLATION OF YAHUSHUWAH. WHICH MEANS "SALVATION IS YAHUWAH". YHWH. I WAS ONCE LIKE YOU. THINKING YOU KNOW. BUT WE ARE ALL TAUGHT FAKE OUT LIES. THE ONES WHO MURDERED THE SON OF OUR CREATOR, WERE CALLED SONS OF SATAN, THE EVIL ONE.
AND FOR THAT MATTER, AGAIN WITHOUT PREJUDICE, STUDY THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS, EASTER, THANKSGIVING, VALENTINE'S DAY, ETC. THE REAL HISTORY.
WHEN YOU YOURSELF PRESENT THE HISTORICAL FACTS, HOPING THAT YOU HAVE ENOUGH WISDOM PROVIDED BY THE CREATOR, THEN IT IS UP TO YOU.
THE THINGS YOU'VE LEARNED PROBABLY ARE NOT TRUE AND TRUE. WHICH HAVE BEEN PASSED ON AND CONSIDERED SACRED OR HOLY.
BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU STUDY FOR THE EVIL ONE HAS THINGS IN THE INTERNET THAT ARE ALSO PART RIGHT AND PART WRONG AND SOME BEING,,,A "DOUBLE AGENT". AND DO NOT LET THE MONEY SITUATION RULE OVER YOUR FINDINGS.
MAY THE CREATOR(THERE IS ONLY ONE) GUIDE YOUR TRUE HEART, NOT THE PRETENTIOUS PART OF OUR HEART, WHICH BY THE WAY WE ALL HAVE.
jacque idz Jul/18/14 thou art peter upon this rock i will build my church. Peter was the first pope,
Hillary Sep/14/14 How do you piece dinosaurs and ancient people such as Neanderthals in with the Bible and Christian history of man?
Darryl Sep/21/14 Hello, Bob! :-) I read some of your work and just to say that it was very informative! I love God so much! And for everything that he has done for us, such as sending his only begotten Son to die for us, that we may have eternal life. I love you my brother :-)
monday Sep/23/14 your interpretation of the image of the beast is out of the way you should look again.
Tom Bladecki Oct/10/14 The third heaven is in sequence(time). See- 2Peter Chapter3.
tope israel Nov/04/14 Sir bob jones keep up doing the good work, we are enjoying you from nigeria. And in my country sir the muslims blasphemy the bible and they say bible is just a writing with human knowledge that how could someone called the letter of paul the word of God. Sir I need more explanation on this sir thanks
greg danielson Nov/11/14 Hi,
God is, the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
Your explanation to the question, "what does a falling away mean"? is not scriptural. This is not based upon my opinion, but what scripture teaches. "A falling away" refers to when the corporate church has come to the full to believe in another gospel, which is not another, which is why Paul says, "Let not man deceive you by any means." It needs to be understood that the corporate church is not His Church, but is the synagogue of Satan (where false teaching is taught). His truth has been turned into fables (seminary schools), which is not of Him.
If you would study these things in depth with the Holy Spirit, you will see that these things I've told you are true.
In Christ,
Greg
Billy Bob Nov/13/14 Hey Pastor Bob,
It's William Robert, aka Billy Bob, was thinking about you the other day and lo and behold I found you! My email is trinewbie@hotmail.com, send me a note back and let me know how you are doing!
God Bless!
David Nov/14/14 If we are not to pray to Jesus, why did he tell Philip, in John 14:13-14:"13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it." Does this not mean that we can pray to him?
Rafael Dec/05/14 I would like for anyone to please explain to me what Bob meant when siting the following during his answers on praying: " c. All prayer, and Christian activity must be empowered by the Holy Spirit to be valid, Eph 6:18. ".
Thank you in advance :)
Jon Jan/18/15 On your website you declare:
"Researching the origin of the word "Easter" revealed that this word originated in ancient Babylon, with the pagan goddess of fertility - 'Ishtar'"
What is your proof?
If Easter is Pagan, how do you explain that fact that the words Easter and Passover were invented by William Tyndale when previous English translations of the Bible simply transliterated the original words in Greek and Latin which themselves were simply transliterations of the original Hebrew?
And how did the King James translators know about the pagan feast to Ishtar since the King James came out a good 200 years before archaeological investigations of the Middle East began and at least 250 years before the Babylonian language was fully deciphered and translatable into English?
What documentation did Alexander Hislop have for Herod’s Ishtar feast considering that he died shortly after Babylonian was deciphered and first translated?
And if Bede is Hislop’s source, what were Bede’s sources? And why should we trust Bede since he was a Roman Catholic monk?
Isn’t it more logical that the word Easter in Acts 12:4 means the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Christ? Why would the same Greek word that means Passover be used to identify a pagan holiday?
Within 50 years of the death of the last surviving Apostle, John, there was a dispute within the church. Some celebrated the day of Christ’s crucifixion (the day of Passover), while others celebrated the day of Christ’s resurrection. Doesn’t Acts 12:4 simply indicate that mid-1st century Christians in the Holy Land celebrated the resurrection rather than the crucifixion?
Berean Jan/20/15 [6] But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.(1Cor.8:6)
Bible say that there is only one true God, and THIS GOD IS THE FATHER ONLY
And God bless
See also Ephesians 4
[6] One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
And John 17
Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
[2] As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
[3] And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Clearly Jesus say of his Father
that He is THE ONLY TRUS GOD
JESUS is the begotten(not created) divine Son
of the only true GOD(begotten in eternity past)
Jesus is the image of GOD
Hebrews 1
3] Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person(GOD), and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Only God and Christ known when
Jesus was begotten
So Jesus had (have) the same divine
nature of GOD his Father, it is why John say and God was the Word
So because he is the only begotten Son of the only true God, He is God(divine nature)
And GOD made all things by Jesus
Ephesians 3:9 ; John 1:1,2 ; Hebrews 1:1 ...
1 Cor.11:3
[3] But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
THE HEAD OF CHRIST IS GOD
Mary Jan/23/15 Hi everyone, Bob had a stroke and not able to answer your questions. We are praying he will return soon. God bless. Mary (Bob's devoted wife)
stephanie Jan/24/15 Thank you for explaining in a way I can understand, appreciate, and explain to my children.
stephanie Jan/24/15 I said a prayer for Bob,and you also Mary,and of course the rest of the family. May Bob get well soon,so he can continue to inspire people looking for answers,like myself.
Jennifer Mason Jan/26/15 Thank you so much for your study on 2Thessalonians 2:3.
I was told this doctrine was a non-essential for our salvation, I agree because it has nothing to do with our salvation but as far as being a non-essential, that is not true, this knowlegde illustrates the faithfulness and consistency of our God!
I'd read this whole idea came from a professor of theology as it was the theme or thesis for his dissertation.
I can hardly believe this person just came up with this 'idea' out of thin air? This teaching had to have had a beginning.
Please, if you could share some historical names who've shared this same truth.
Thank you....Jennifer Mason
Patsy Jan/29/15 To Jennifer Mason
One of the best is Charles H Spurgeon. Go to sermonaudio.com and listen to him. His sermons have been preserved and are presented by his son. Other than the Apostle Paul in the New Testament, whom Jesus intrusted The Gospel to give to us, C H Spurgeon is the next in my opinion.
Sandra Edgerton Feb/01/15 I would like information about fasting requirements for the New testament Christian
Henry Thomas Feb/03/15 Praise the Lord God and our Savior Jesus Christ, and the Lord bless all those involved with this web site and reading. God continue to strengthen Bob, Mary, and their family. We know our adversary is defeated. We are the victory through Christ Jesus our Lord. We are from above (born again) and no longer trust in the life of the flesh but our life is in the Trust of God Almighty. May he continue to strengthen and deliver his children out of every snare of the devil. Amen
Henry Thomas Feb/03/15 Sandra I would like to offer my explanation on fasting as a Christian. Fasting and praying go together hand in hand. Fasting is a spiritual consecration of yourself to God. Fasting for me is accompanied by prayer, meditation, and reading the word. There are many reasons why we fast. The main reason for me is to "have God's intervention in a situation" if you will. I fast when I feel my flesh starting to dominate the "Spirit Man", I also fast for others. Let's look at some scriptures. In Matthew 6 Jesus cautions us on fasting to be seen. He also lets us know there is a reward involved with fasting. Just as in the Old Testament fasting is related to hardship or danger. In Acts 10 Cornelius was fasting when he saw the vision. In Matthew Jesus told us that this certain kind of evil spirit can only leave by prayer and fasting. In 1 Cor 7 it tells us that fasting is the only reason we should abstain from intimate relations with our spouse to draw close to God. Fasting is much more than a ritual or traditional act. It is deliberate and Holy to God. I hope this helps your understanding. I am only offering my insight. This is not exhaustive.
Ray Blanchard Feb/08/15 Bob,
About the use of the Greek word "apostasia"
In 2 Tim 4:6 "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand."
Why is the Greek word "apostasia" NOT used for the English word "departure" in this 2 Tim 4:6 passage ?
Is it because the Greek word "apostasia" in ALL Greek literature where the word "apostasia" is used in Scripture or in secular writings ALWAYS speaks of a Departure from Truth.
The Greek word used for departure in this 2 Tim 4:6 passage "analysis" and NOT "apostasia"?
Concerning the "falling away" of 2 Thess 2:3.
I See that you present this "falling away" to speak of the Rapture, Yet this is far from The Truth. Such a teaching is the very DECEPTION the Apostle Paul warns against in the 2 Thess 2 passage.
The two passages below are the ONLY and I repeat ONLY passages in all of the KJV New testament Greek where the word apostasia is used, this word is NEVER used in reference to The Resurrection or the Rapture.
In the Acts 21:21 Passage the word "apostasia" is used for the English word "forsake". Does "forsake" speak of the Rapture? Well of course NOT.
2 Thessalonians 2:3
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Acts 21:21
21 And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.
Bob If you could find the word "apostasia" in ANY greek writings or Literature (Scripture or Secular)to mean
anything other than a falling away from the Truth or a forsaking of something once given
PLEASE PRODUCE IT HERE.
If Not you should Strongly Consider Changing you stance you have taken on this word.
And I have studied behind the greek scholars who take a stance as you do (such as Kenneth Wuest) And he has not produced any writing where this greek word is used in any way other than a falling away from a Truth Once given.
chanel Feb/13/15 I saw a question posted here a while back, "When you pray, who do you pray to, GOD or JESUS?".
Part of the answer in the question, states- I do not find "where" we are authorized to address our prayer to Jesus or to the Holy Spirit.-
Really??? Did you looked in the bible????
Jesus both TAUGHT and SHOWED us to whom we should pray.
Here is your BIBLE BASED answer:
HIS TEACHING: When one of his disciples asked Jesus, “Lord, teach us how to pray,” Jesus replied: “Whenever you pray, say: ‘Father.’” (Luke 11:1, 2) Further, in his famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus urged his listeners to pray. He said: “Pray to your Father.” He also reassured them by saying: “Your Father knows what you need even before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:6, 8) On his final night as a human, Jesus told his disciples: “If you ask the Father for anything, he will give it to you in my name.” (John 16:23) Jesus thus taught us to pray to the one who is both his Father and our Father, Jehovah God.—John 20:17.
HIS EXAMPLE: In line with the way he taught others to pray, Jesus personally prayed: “I publicly praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth.” (Luke 10:21) On another occasion, “Jesus raised his eyes heavenward and said: ‘Father, I thank you that you have heard me.’” (John 11:41) And as he was dying, Jesus prayed: “Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.” (Luke 23:46) In praying to his heavenly Father—the “Lord of heaven and earth”—Jesus set a clear example for all to follow. (Matthew 11:25; 26:41, 42; 1 John 2:6)
Jesus is NOT God!
Jesus made a clear distinction between him and his Father.
The Bible’s answer:
Jesus referred to himself as “"God’s Son"” or “"the Son of God."” (John 10:36; 11:4) Jesus never identified himself as Almighty God.
Moreover, Jesus prayed to God. (Matthew 26:39) And while teaching his followers how to pray, Jesus said: “"Our Father in the heavens, let YOUR name be sanctified."”—Matthew 6:9.
Jesus revealed God’s name when he quoted an ancient passage of Scripture and said: “"Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah."”—Mark 12:29; Deuteronomy 6:4.
Jesus’ opposers accused him of making himself equal to God. (John 5:18; 10:30-33) However, Jesus never claimed to be on the same level as Almighty God. He said: “"The Father is greater than I am."”—John 14:28.
Jesus’ early followers did not view him as being equal to Almighty God. For example, the apostle Paul wrote that after Jesus was resurrected, God “"exalted him [Jesus] to a superior position."” Obviously, Paul did not believe that Jesus was Almighty God. Otherwise, how could God exalt Jesus to a superior position? —Philippians 2:9.
So,THERE is your answer.FROM THE BIBLE, NOT MANS LIPS.
Christopher Senge Feb/21/15 I have confusion over your answer to the question of what does "falling away" mean in Thess. 2:3
You say you believe it means the rapture. However, you argue against yourself when you say:
"Apostasia" was used in extra Biblical Greek literature to describe political revolt, or a "going away from the establishment" and in the Septuagint, or Greek Old Testament, when the Jews would "go away" from God to worship other gods.
"Apostasia" is only used one other time in the New Testament, in Acts 21:21 to describe "forsaking", or "going away from" the teachings of Moses.
Also, most of the translations of the bible point to the "falling away" from the church....being misled by the AntiChrist. So why do you believe this means the rapture?
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Janine Feb/23/15 Lol, the word rapture was NOT translated to us by William Shakespeare...Omg, where did you ever hear that? I can't stop laughing.
Shakespeare, was born in the 1500's silly.
The word Rapture was translated LOOOONG before that in 400AD by Jerome when writing the Latin Vulgate. Heh heh. The latin word for rapture is Rapiemur (to snatch or catch away)...the Greek is Harazo.
Jim Mar/07/15 Tammuz was the name of a Babylonian deity. (Ezek. 8:14) And though the Bible does not apply the name in this way, postexilic works, such as the Jewish Talmud, use the name for the fourth Jewish lunar month of the sacred calendar, the tenth of the secular calendar. (Ezek. 1:1) So it would correspond to the latter part of June and the first part of July. The use of the pagan name Tammuz as applying to the fourth month of the sacred calendar may have been only a matter of convenience among the Jews. We should remember that they were then a subjugated people, obliged to deal with and report to the foreign powers dominating them. So it is understandable that they might utilize the names of the months employed by these foreign powers. Similarly, the Gregorian calendar used today has months named after the gods Janus, Mars and Juno, as well as for Julius and Augustus Caesar. Yet it continues to be used by Christians who are subject to the “superior authorities.”—Rom. 13:1.
Tom Drake-Brockman Mar/07/15 IN your article "Baptism and the Greek preposition 'eis'" you suggest that the preposition for denotes something that has already happened rather than an important new announcement.
How would you account for its use in Matthew 26:28 where it announces the New Covenant?
The Educated Catholic Apr/01/15 Your claim that "The word Laodicea literally means 'human rights'" is pure bunk; completely incorrect and wholly ignorant of Classical Greek and the Koine Greek in which John of Patmos wrote the Book of Revelations.
Laodicea is simply a place-name derived from the (Latinized) Greek word "Lykos" (Λύκος) which simply means "wolf" - likely meaning "place of the wolf" or something similar. It was also a common name for heroes in Greek mythology. But it has nothing to do with "human rights".
Typical shoddy scholarship.
Judy Gates Apr/03/15 Thank you! for your site! I believe that this is what the bible meant by desiring the sincere milk of the word. Which you have wonderfully expounded on. The truth of God's dear word to us.
May God Bless you and yours!
again thank you.
mattew crorkz Apr/07/15 qAs5Uh wonderful put up, very informative. I wonder why the opposite experts of this sector don't understand this. You must continue your writing. I'm sure, you've a great readers' base already!
derrick Apr/27/15 Hi I have a question about prayer and free will. If in the bible it states that everything has already been decided.it was known long ago what each person would be so there's no point in arguing with God about your destiny. Ecc 6:10 if this is true than free will and prayer is no help cause we are pre dedtined
Nikki Apr/28/15 No comments - just questions!
I am fairly new to Bible study. My growth in understanding the Word properly has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 30 months and the more I learn, the more I need to know.
My questions are many but I will start from the beginning and ask ....
(1) What is meant by Sons of God
(2) What is meant by daughters of man
(3) What does "there were giants in those days" mean
(4) in Genesis, GOD creates mankind (male and female created HE them) [Gen 2:26-30] and then he sent them off to be fruitful, to multiply and to fill the earth. Further on, GOD forms and brings to life Adam and then a bit later, Eve. This is SO confusing! What happened to the 'male and female HE created them'
If it is in the Bible, it must be there for a reason and so far the pastors and elders in the Church I attend are not clear enough in their answers for me or they approach the subject from a very complicated angle and confuse me even more.
Sorry to bombard you with more than one question.
Zerihun Dacho Tura,ETHIOPIA May/13/15 JESUS is one person of TRINITY.Those who believe in GOD: FATHER,SON and HOLLY SPRIT have ETERNAL life.GRACE of JESUS be with you.AMEN!
Kwirirai Ngara Jun/09/15 Wonderful
Grolier Medan Jun/21/15 Nice Blogs
Ran Stovall Jul/16/15 Way to go, Bob Jones. My class is studying the New Covenant promises in order to understand how to use them in our prayers. There are a bunch of "if's" used in Bible promises, so your explanation of the four ways "ei" is used in the koine Greek is a treasure. Thanks, Brother, and may the Lord give gracious supply for your ministry.
Paul Purcell Jul/22/15 Hi Bob,....great article and expose' on the NKJV! its my fave version so far as a study bible. I have the Thomas Nelson giant print, center column reference, edition.
I think some of those more extreme KJV only folks are really nit picking, and it makes them look bad, not the text. Apparently their missing the forest for the trees.
Thanks for your work,
Paul
Michael Aug/07/15 I'm curious as to what people think the rapture is? Something like out of the Left Behind series? Also I don't understand the separation between the "church" and Israel? I mean Yahweh made. O distinct in between Jews and Gentiles and now we make a distinction between Israel and the church? It doesn't make sense?
lizzy Aug/19/15 What did the cross looked like in the romans day?
ES Oct/18/15 I guess God is a liar according to your print--there is a big difference between use and abuse--witchcraft -yes--abuse.
God's word teaches moderation and a Spirit led life---those who abuse, are not Spirit led, but God has led me, in the use of His creation. I am CONVINCED. NO ONE can take away the answers to my prayers, and HIS healing plants---HIS DESIGN--HIS CREATION..If HE did not want marijuana to contain THC, HE would have made it so !
Paola Dec/13/15 Discovered your blog using Yahoo. This is a pretty good post. I'd like to see you take the prmariy idea of this article and create a separate article, maybe include a video in it, too?
Jeff Jan/07/16 If Jesus is god in the third person than why did he say Norcross why have you forsaken me father.
Henry Thomas Jan/22/16 "If Jesus is God" Jeff I have asked the same question. I have concluded Jesus shared a hypo-static union with God. He was fully man and full of the qualities of God without measure. If a seed produces after its kind, he experienced devine and human characteristics. Jesus never took credit away from God. He declared "I have come to do the will of my father." He was a direct representation of God. He told Philip, "If you have seen me, you've seen the father." Since God is a spirit and you can't kill God, his spirit departed from Jesus on the cross. I believe for the first time in Jesus' life on earth, he felt the full effects of his humanity apart from the presence of God and he cried out "why have you forsaken me." That is my take on it Jeff. Have a blessed day in Christ.
merrell Feb/04/16 can you expand genesis 1:26 means?
Henry Thomas Feb/20/16 Merrell, I believe God was speaking to himself in Gen 1:26. Not many people would admit to talking with them self, but I find myself doing it all the time, certainly not on the level which God did in Genesis. God, the Word, and Holy Spirit are one (1 JN 5:7). John wrote in chapter 1 verse 1 (KJV) In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He goes on to say that all things were made by him (the Word) in verse 3. This is very powerful stuff. He goes on to say the Word was made flesh referring to Jesus. So, I believe God gave a command for man to be born and the Holy Spirit (the power of God) responded revealing the faith attribute of God. In Genesis 1:2 the Spirit of God moved upon the waters but nothing happened until God spoke the Word "Let there be" in verse 3.I hope this was helpful to you. This is my take on Gen 1:26 God bless.
Larry Knapp Mar/10/16 I just wanted to let you all know that I just discovered your website tonight and want to thank you. I've really been "educated" in several questions I personally had. Especially about the NKJV vs. KJV
Thank you so much.
God Bless
ese okposio Mar/18/16 The One who was seen and called God in the Old testament is The Holy Spirit. Melchizedek is the Holy Spirit and He is the Lord at the Right Hand of God in Psalm 110:1-2. And God the Father swore, that Lord Jesus will be made a priest after the order of Melchizedek(Psalm 110:4).The Holy Spirit is the "Son" who after He had forgiven our sins sat down at right hand of God(Heb 1:3-4)after the appeal made by Lord Jesus during His Crucifixion. The Holy Spirit is from everlasting and was at the beginning of creation. Hence, just like the Father, He has no Father or Mother as stated in Heb7:1-4. The entire Hebrews Chapter 1 is dedicated to this "Son" who is really the Holy Spirit. Some translations call Him the Firstborn or Firstbegotten Son. He is so called because He issued or came out as the First to Help in the work of creation and so He is called the Helper. But again the Son,is anointed with oil of gladness above his Fellows. Who are His Fellows? Angels. And He has a Name more excellent than them(Heb 1:4). What is the Name? God's Name. See Exodus 23:20-22. You will read of an Angel who has God's Name in Him and we are told not to provoke Him for He shall not pardon our transgressions! This particular Angel with God's Name is the Holy Spirit. Back to Hebrews 1, this Son, who is the Angel with God's Name, is called, Son, Lord and God by God the Father Himself. This Son it is stated created the Heavens and the Earth!
Henry Thomas Mar/21/16 Wow! Great insight. To God be the glory. We're doing a lesson on the armor of God, particularly on the Belt of Truth, as I call it. My theme is "Are You Ready to Fight." In John 14 Jesus talks about sending the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, from the Father and later he say's I will come to you (Spirit of Truth). He told the disciples he is the Spirit of Truth. This is an awesome look at the Oneness of God.
Kwirirai Ngara Apr/06/16 Good stuff: When Cain left his parents He married some who were these people he married from.
Eliot Apr/06/16 God bless Bob Jones.
Chris Apr/07/16 I totally disagree, you statement that Jesus did not come for the world is wrong because that denies the fairness of God
Ann Baker Apr/17/16 I really appreciate your article To Judge or not to Judge.Some Christians seem to have a problem understanding there are different meanings to the word judge in the Bible.I really wanted to print it and share it with my SS class, but I can't get it to print. I followed the instructions, but I still can't do it. Could you help, please? Thanks
Actually during and after the Baylonian Captivity the children of Israel were not in the land of Israel, they were never returned to th Apr/25/16 Actually during and after the Babylonian Captivity it was only the Southern Kingdom of Judah which was in captivity in 586 BC then they went back to the land, not the northern Kingdom of the the children of Israel wich were taken into captivity by Assyria in 722 BC. They were not in the land of Israel, they were never returned to the land. It was only the southern kingdom of Judah that returned, they changed the month of Abib to Nison in captivity in Babylon, they were in Babylon, not the Northern Kingdom of Israel(Ephraim, Joseph) wgich were taken into captivity right after Solomon's reign.
darlene malley Apr/26/16 Question: Referring to Romans 12:2, the word transformation. Does this mean that a person's outward demeanor is changed resulting from the "growing up" of the inner man (or Spirit man?)into maturity?
Arlen May/12/16 I appreciated your revelation of the scriptures.
One thing I've considered is that "Christ" is not a sir name, but rather an office that Jesus was in charge of. He is one of the two anointed ones, as in Zech.4:14.
In other words, like the two cherubim of glory that overshadows the seat of the invisible God in heaven. Lucifer was the other one at one time. He was cast out, but the seat remains - and to be refilled by a righteous witness.
Don May/18/16 Would you recommend the Scofield Study Bible?
I did some reading on "Defending the NKJV." I was undecided about getting one. I am thankful for the information.
Doris Richardson May/18/16 Can you tell me more about the Fig Tree mentioned in Jeremiah 24 and Jesus spoke about it in Matthew 24. I love your website.
angeleyez Jun/16/16 I'm looking for a place or website I can find in order from Genesis 1.1 to the end of Revelations 22.21,imlooking for a list ALL the people and tribes from the beginning of Genesis 1.1 to the end of Revelations 22.21. And I'm looking for also workbooks study of all the books, and also a way I can do verse by verse book by book notetaking for Bible study.
jim Jul/02/16 are we sinners or Christ died for are sins so we now have no sins
jim Jul/02/16 are we sinners or Christ died for are sins so we now have no sins
Ricardo Jul/24/16 You said that God, Jesus and Holy ghost are all the same. I find it very wrong. When Jesus was on earth he always pray to God the Father. Before his death he was transfiguring in blood and asked God the father to not let him go through that suffering. He always asked and referred to God the father to his diciples as the God. The Bible also said that Jesus the son is seating on the right hand of the father. Please don't put things here to create more confusion. God is God the Father, Jesus is Jesus the only son of the father. The holy ghost is in everyone of us. Our body (which houses the spirit). They are 3 different things. When you pray you pray to God the father in the name of Jesus. Period. READ THE BIBLE AND LEARN TO INTERPRETED HONESTLY.
Rodrick morgan Aug/09/16 This is deep stuff, not for the fearful and the unbelieving, taught it similar like this years ago, keep it up
Erika Washington Aug/20/16 1. Who do i pray to god or jesus?
2. Why can't i understand what i
read in the bible?
Doug Sep/13/16 Are you guys still updating. ?
Mary Jones Sep/17/16 Bob had a stroke and not able to update regularly. He hopes to return soon. May his website be a blessing. Mary (Bob's devoted wife)
Don Oct/27/16 That is a very good article on the NKJV. I am saving this. Thank you for clarifying.
Patsy Jan/04/17 Mary, How are you and Bob doing? I am so looking forward to his return to biblefood.com. I pray for you both strength and complete healing! You are Loved!!!
Val Jan/28/17 I have been praying for someone for a long time and would like further insight. He doesn't see his toddler son as a person. He feels free to demean, bully, lie to him because this is how he was raised.The child does not trust his daddy. II know Jesus redeemed us from all transgressions how can I continue to pray. That he will realize his error and be healed.
Joshua Harker Feb/03/17 Where did you study Theology? I am extremely grateful to have stumbled across your website because I have a hard time trusting new translations and people in general.
Tom Feb/17/17 I think it literally means you get 10 virgins to play around with for eternity.
Also I believe they might be jewish virgin dudes, since god is supposed to only let jewish virgin boys into heaven.
So they are likely to be distributed between islamic martyrs and christian saints.


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