How are we to prepare for the days ahead? Do we prepare in the natural by stockpiling food and water in anticipation of an EMP or demise of our economy? Do we buy gold and other commodities to trade and barter with? Or are we to prepare spiritually only…to learn to take the Lord at His word that He will see us through, that He really means Matthew 6:31-33 and will be our only source of sustenance?
I want to trust in the Lord, but I also want to be faithful to Him and steward what He’s given me well.
In the KJV, 2 Peter 1:19 refers to day star not morning star. I took this to mean we are to take heed and not be fooled by Satan. The KJV refers to Satan as Lucifer in Isaiah. Some bible versions refer to Satan as morning star in Isaiah and some refer to Satan as day star in Isaiah. I know Christ is the morning star. Who is the day star – Christ or Satan?
Re: John 21:21-22. Your interpretation of these verses would be appreciated. Did Jesus, having stepped down from his all knowing throne to assume the form of man, believe that he would be fulfilling the second coming during the lifetime of John? Or was he simply saying that its none of Peters business if John remains alive until his return? Both of these interpretations are hard for me to grasp. Why did Jesus have to forfeit His all knowing powers simply because he took on human form? Don’t His many supernatural miracles contradict that explanation?
I have a friend who is a total skeptic but was recently in a very serious accident. The doctors marvel that he is even alive. I have attributed his survival to God’s plans for his future, but he’s not convinced. What can I say to someone who still shows no interest in the Lord even after something like this?
Should I go to and support a church that has anything to do with Jewish persecution in any way or form? Are there any Bible verses that would support this view of not going to a church that believes in Jewish persecution? I was very close to joining this church when I discovered this about the church as a whole.
When I was 4 years old, my mom had a miscarriage and my baby brother died. I know he is in heaven with Jesus, but are he and my mentally disabled sister (who belongs to Jesus too, I know) the members of the church? Or are they a different category as old testament and tribulation saint are different? My hope is that I can live with my siblings in the New Jerusalem. I want to “get back” my ‘lost” brother, as I know the New Jerusalem is “church members only” (please correct me if it isn’t), that’s why it’s important to me.
In previous posts you keep telling your readers that if you tithe regularly and support Israel you will be showered with blessings. If this is the case, why did my friend at work stab me in the back and steal my job? And why is my father now threatening to throw me out on the street because I haven’t found another one yet, even though I’ve only been laid off two weeks and I’m actively looking for work? There are a lot of things I stopped doing years now, such as witchcraft and watching porn. I’ve always supported Israel, financially as well as emotionally. Yet it seems I can’t do anything to please anyone, least of all God. I wish you would stop telling your readers lies.
At a group discussion on goals of a church I mentioned helping others to develop a relationship with God. Our pastor stated that the Bible never mentions individuals establishing a relationship with God. He continued by saying relationships with God are established at a corporate (church) level. I told him the Spirit of God lives within me. He is my counselor and guide. I communicate with Him and He responds. That’s personal to me. What verses could I use to defend my position?
First of all, I just want to say that I enjoy your web site like no other…it rocks and you all rock also! My question is: why is it that some days I feel that I am just loaded with the presence of the Lord and am happy and then suddenly I can feel as empty as my wallet?