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Expressing Our Gratitude. Follow Up

Published: November 24, 2017
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Thank you so much for the wonderful teaching on God’s Word. You are doing a great job in helping so many others to understand fully what is written there. May God bless your life. In Expressing Our Gratitude  you said “When we’re walking with the Lord we have to override the Holy Spirit’s direction to prevent Him from manifesting good works in our life”. I don’t understand us having to ‘override’ the Holy Spirit’s direction. I thought we are to obey the Holy Spirit’s direction or allow Him to lead us. Can you explain?


How Can He Say He’s God?

Published: November 24, 2017
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My question is, how can the anti-Christ possibly be a muslim when it says the anti-Christ will proclaim himself to be god in the temple? no muslim would ever say he is god, because in their religion that would be blasphemy. please explain.


Treasure In Heaven, Follow Up

Published: November 24, 2017
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I wanted to ask you a follow-up question regarding treasures in Heaven. What does the Bible say these treasures are, and why do we need them? If our works are like “dirty rags” at the the feet of the Lord, and our salvation is based only on our acceptance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as a sin atonement, then how can we store up treasure? Wouldn’t that actually give rise to the sin of jealously if one individual has more than another?

I would think that being in Heaven and having the opportunity to commune with God in the way He intended would be enough to satisfy any Christian, so again, why do we need treasures and the belief that we can have greater favor with God through our actions here on earth? Wouldn’t we be better off just giving to the poor and helping those in need because it’s the right thing to do as a Christian versus doing it because we expect a sort of heavenly pay-back?


Generosity Or Greed?

Published: November 23, 2017
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I believe in the word of God as written in the Bible. However, there are situations I found myself that when I pray in accordance with the scripture, I do not receive an answer. In Malachi 3:10, the prophet speaking the mind of God wrote that the windows of heaven will open and blessing poured out I have been tithing and I am yet to receive an increase. Kindly advise me on what could be wrong


Expressing Our Gratitude

Published: November 23, 2017
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You have said that believers are admonished to obey God’s commands both as evidence of their faith (you cite James) and in a show of gratitude for what we’ve been given. Are there any other verses beside the one in Romans 12 where Paul begs believers to, in light of God’s mercy, present our bodies as a living sacrifice/respond to the Lord out of gratitude?


Belief vs. Behavior

Published: November 23, 2017
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I know someone who is a very nice person and very generous, but he sleeps around and seemingly has no qualms about it. I mentioned being “born again,” and he said that he received the Lord at a young age and that he knows God will take him up in the rapture. How does this compute in God’s eyes?


Could Adam Read And Write?

Published: November 22, 2017
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I think you mentioned in one of your articles that there is evidence that Adam could read and write and that possibly he even wrote books that Moses read and used to write the first five books of the Bible. I would love to know the evidences for this. What do we have that shows both Adam’s ability to read and to write, and what evidences are there also for his writings influencing Moses? Thanks as usual for your wisdom and heart. I read your emails daily.


Were They Saved?

Published: November 22, 2017
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It is appointed unto man once to die and then face judgment. Now my question is with the recorded deaths in the bible (Lazarus, Jairus’ daughter, etc), if someone died who was not a believer but was brought back from death and got saved in their “second life”, would it count or are they still damned to hell because they did not believe before they died the first time.


Is Sunday Worship An Image Of The Beast?

Published: November 22, 2017
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In Revelation 14 : 9-10 says, ” if anyone worships the beast and his image …… he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, “. Most of us Christian Worship on Sunday, and not on Sabbath ( Saturday ). Is Sunday an image of the beast ? Are we worshiping the image of the beast which is Sunday ? Will we all go to hell because of this ?


Above The Angels

Published: November 21, 2017
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In my recent study of false prophets in 2 Peter 2:10 and Jude 8 the term glorious ones (ESV) or celestial beings (NIV) was used to describe that which the false prophets blaspheme but angels dare not. Who are these glorious ones? The Greek word for glorious ones and how it’s used in other verses it puzzling.


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