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The Transfiguration

Published: February 26, 2021
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Could you please explain Matt. 16:28 to me. Isn’t Jesus speaking to the disciples when he says “some of you standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom”? Is that the Second Coming after the Great Tribulation or is that ‘coming in His Kingdom’ something else?


Jeremiah’s Field And The New Temple

Published: February 26, 2021
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Somewhere in the Book of Jeremiah , God tells Jeremiah to purchase a plot of land and seal the deed in a clay pot and bury it. From my calculations this plot of land is in Anathoth, which is just north of present day Jerusalem. Could this be the deed for the plot where the new temple will be built? And isn’t this pot somehow reserved to be found in our time?


When Will God Intervene?

Published: February 26, 2021
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Though I was raised in a “Christian” home, my father was abusive during my entire childhood. I would see him in church, raising his hands in worship and praying for others, since he was a deacon in the church, then he would then beat me and my siblings in between services. I always prayed to God to change my daddy, but He never did.

As an adult woman, I have had anger and bitterness towards God, though I have several times gone to HIM for a relationship. I don’t think I have ever felt God- A few weeks ago, I finally submitted and have been daily worshiping and praying, for I don’t simply want God in my life but want Him to be the CENTER of my life. Reading “The Shack” by William Young was so amazing and I felt like that book was written to reach a place in my heart I had closed off since Childhood. However, I am personally being challenged- my partner has been hiding his prescription drug use and alcohol use from me. He has begun a spiral towards hell and all I can do is pray. BUT my question to you is this.

I feel as if my life and those of people I love are all subjected to others FREE WILL. God CAN intervene but will never force, or stop evil from happening. So again, I am at mercy of others. When does God come into the picture? I hope I am making this clear enough for you. Even though I have known of a God my entire life, I am only now getting to KNOW GOD. To have this challenge with Michael so soon into my new faith has been hard. I lost a dear friend to suicide August 14th of this year. Michael has the same voices in the basement, telling him that he is no good and has nothing to offer. When will God ever intervene? I read somewhere in the Bible that God can change the hearts of people. Please if you can, explain. I try to remain strong and loving towards God now.


Sabbath In The Millennium, Follow Up

Published: February 25, 2021
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Re: Sabbath In The Millennium

This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “The gate of the inner court facing east is to be shut on the six working days, but on the Sabbath day and on the day of the New Moon it is to be opened. The prince is to enter from the outside through the portico of the gateway and stand by the gatepost. The priests are to sacrifice his burnt offering and his fellowship offerings. He is to worship at the threshold of the gateway and then go out, but the gate will not be shut until evening. On the Sabbaths and New Moons the people of the land are to worship in the presence of the LORD at the entrance to that gateway.” Ezekiel 46:1-3

Will you please provide a discussion of what this Scripture means? What is going on? Who does what? Who is the “prince” (with a lower case “p”)? Who is “he” that is “to worship”?


Tithing On A Gift

Published: February 25, 2021
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I know many questions have been answered about tithing, but I have one more. If you receive someone else’s money for you to use for a certain reason, is that something you shouldn’t tithe on? I do not feel obligated to do so, and tithing on it would not be done joyfully (which probably answers my own personal question). I agree that you should tithe on your gross income (because it is all money you’ve earned, you’re just giving money to the government for programs you will benefit from in the future). But if you receive money someone else has given you for a specific purpose, would it not be improper to give their money to something they did not intend it for?


Can I Marry My Former Boyfriend’s Brother?

Published: February 25, 2021
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Can I marry my former boyfriend’s brother?

It’s a complicated situation but my first love “Jo” has now after 15 years told me he loves me too. The problem is since we broke up, I went out with his brother, I always loved “Jo” and the relationship with his brother “Nik” has always been strained because of the original relationship I had with “Jo”. I feel like I could have gone back to Jo but now Nik and I have a daughter together, and Nik is a very jealous character. But I have resolved that I cannot be with Nik as his spirit is not right. He has no interest in coming to church with me.

Jo is not the best choice either but the problem is I think I love him. And now that my feelings for him are returned I am so happy. One of my friends said it’s incestuous, and I want to know if that is true. I have done some research on love triangles and I realize that’s what I am in and that I must not go straight into one relationship from another. I am not seeing either of them right now. What should I do?


The Holy Spirit, Satan, And Prayer

Published: February 24, 2021
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One of my church leaders said that we need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit (or laying of hands) frequently to renew and rekindle the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can also be diminished or leave us completely due to our sin or actions. He also said not all our prayers to God reach Him due to interference by satanic forces. To be frank I am doubtful about these statements. What does the Bible say?


Do I Need To Study The Bible?

Published: February 24, 2021
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I am a believer of the Bible and I hear where people become a believer and instantly want to read the Bible everyday, but that did not happen to me. I study it in a different way by reading different books on Bible prophecy and going to different websites like yours and others. Is that wrong or does it really matter where you get your information about the Bible?


Sabbath In The Millennium

Published: February 24, 2021
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I understand thru your teachings about the sacrifices returning to the worship practices in the millennium. My question is about the Sabbath. Is there any mention of a Sabbath day being observed during this 1000 years? Thank you so much for your insight and may you be blessed for all your study and teaching of God’s word.

 


A Beginner’s Bible Study

Published: February 23, 2021
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I was so thrilled that my roommate came to church with me on Easter Sunday. She isn’t walking with the Lord, although she calls herself a Christian. Afterward she expressed to me that something is missing in her life and that she feels broken.

She had some bad church experiences and Bible study experiences in the past. Even so, I thought it might be a neat idea to do a Bible study with her. It might be a good bonding thing for us, and she would feel more comfortable studying the Word with just me, and I know we would both learn. Do you know of a good study for a baby believer we could do together?