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Messages From Haggai

Published: November 13, 2020
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The Lord led me to the book of Haggai today and I was wondering if you could help me out with the months the Lord is talking about in Haggai 2:18 and in 2:20.

According to Haggai 2:18, which Jewish month on the Calendar is the 9th month? Would God be using the pre-diaspora calendar or the post one? Would this be the year that the half month was added changing the month that would be called number 9?

In verse 2:20, again God says He sent His word to Haggai on the twenty fourth day of the month. Was this the following month? Or was this one year later on the same 24th day of the ninth month as His word came to Haggai in 2:18?

Also, in verse 2:18 God says to remember the date that the foundation of the House of the Lord was laid. He says…”give careful thought to that day”. Was that date also the 24th? If not, which date was that?

I can’t help but wonder with all that is going on over in Israel today, if these days are important again.

Today is the 11th day of Kislev. Which month number is that? The twenty fourth day of Kislev lands on the first day of Chanuka when we are supposed to light the first candle.

In light of our current economic situation here in America and our pressure to force a peace deal that splits apart Jerusalem that should be taking place that very week, I can’t help but read verse 2:21 and think….hmmmmm.


The Benefits Of Being A Cheerful Giver

Published: November 12, 2020
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Can you stand another question on tithing? Do we fall under old testament rules of 10%, or are we asked by God to give what we feel is right? And what are the benefits of a cheerful giver?


Oneness Doctrine

Published: November 12, 2020
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I have been saved and re baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I have been told this was not necessary by my brother’s girlfriend who is catholic. She said I was baptized as a baby and that is all I need. She said my church (which is the world of Pentecostal) believes in this oneness and it is very wrong, that I will be held accountable before God for teaching my children this way. I have been in my church for 5 yrs and have found what I believe is the truth. Preacher shows in the Bible that yes they are they Father Son and Holy Spirit, but only one name can save us and that is Jesus Christ. That God manifested himself in the flesh and was Jesus. So my question to you is do you believe Jesus and God are one?


The Week With Two Sabbaths

Published: November 12, 2020
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My question is regarding your commentary about “Solving the Three Day Three Night Mystery”

Mark 16:1 says that they bought sweet species AFTER the Sabbath, but Luke 23:56 says they bought them BEFORE the Sabbath. Which Sabbath was Mark referring to?


Who Sinned To Make This Happen?

Published: November 11, 2020
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I was somewhat disturbed by your response to the one who asked about sickness in “good” people. My spirit sort of lurched when I read that, and it struck me very much like advice coming from one of Job’s friends: technically accurate, but incomplete and (perhaps) incorrectly applied.

Sure, we are all sinners; certainly we deserve nothing but God’s eternal wrath; yes, we are nothing but unworthy servants. Yet, He’s adopted us into His family; He tells us that there is no longer any condemnation; He tells us to come boldly toward the throne of grace.

So, who sinned, me or my wife that she (and my son) live with chronic illness, yet I live in comparative heath (though partially blind from birth)? By your previous answers, we might conclude that there is no difference between us and the most grievous sinner: only that we are getting more of what we deserve of the consequences of our and the world’s corporate sin.

I suppose this is possible, but what about this: God can surely heal us; in fact, in His time, He already has and we simply must wait for our time to intersect His. Meanwhile, He uses our infirmity to strengthen other people. I could go on and on about how God is growing us through these experiences, but that could be said to be a response to our situation rather than a cause of it.

Certainly what I’ve shared here is not the entire answer either, but my spirit says that it’s a necessary addition to temper the (perfectly true) views that you have presented.


Luke, Paul, The Gospel, And Acts

Published: November 11, 2020
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Is there any truth to the possibility that Luke’s gospel and “the so called fifth gospel the book of acts” could have had a lot of Paul’s input? I know that all scripture is inspired by God, but just like Mark’s gospel was really Peter’s account could there be something similar here as well?


Thieves And Robbers

Published: November 11, 2020
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I have a question about what Jesus said in John 10:8. “All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.”

On the surface it appears that Jesus is saying that Moses and all the prophets before him are thieves and robbers. I find it hard to believe that he would say that about his fellow prophets.

What is your interpretation on who he is talking about and what reasons is it not Moses and the prophets? Thanks for all the answers you give and may the LORD continue to bless you.


Joseph’s Coat Of Many Colors

Published: November 10, 2020
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I am trying to find what colors were in the coat of Joseph and what did they mean. I have been unsuccessful trying to find this information. Could you help me?


Why Pray For Israel?

Published: November 10, 2020
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I know Bible commands to pray for Israel. And we know Gods word will come true at the end . Under the circumstances could our prayers change fulfilling the end times or any other Bible have prophesied? God will protect Israel any way as promised won’t he?


Light Before The Sun?

Published: November 10, 2020
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I was wondering how in the creation week account we could have ‘evening and morning’ before the sun had been created on the 4th day?