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Longing For The Lord’s Return

Published: September 21, 2020
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I was just wondering if you could give me some advice about longing for Christ’s return. If I were to truly tell you how I feel, I would say that I just don’t feel any genuine longing for the return of Christ. I’m not saying I don’t want it to happen, it would be the best thing in the world, I just don’t have a general sense of everyday longing for His return and awaiting my King. Would you mind giving me advice on how to long for His return?


The Fish Symbol

Published: September 18, 2020
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What does the fish with letters inside mean? Where did it come from and what makes it a Christian symbol?


Outline Of Genesis

Published: September 18, 2020
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In another Q&A  you stated, ” The confusion comes from the fact that Genesis 1 is God’s account of the Creation and Chapter 2 is Adam’s account based on what God had told him. How do you know that Chapter 2 is Adam’s account?


Taking Thoughts Captive

Published: September 18, 2020
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2 Cor. 10:3-5 tells us to demolish the enemy’s arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and to take take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ.

My question is , How do we take our thoughts captive in Christ? Are there words that must be said? Do we invoke Jesus’ name? Do we just try to think of something else? Do we pray to have Satan bound in Jesus’ name so he cannot affect us? How do we know If the thoughts are from an evil entity or just our sin nature? What is the correct way to deal with thoughts that cross our mind and are not holy and serving of God


Judges, Kings, and Priests

Published: September 17, 2020
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Re: Rev. 20:1-6. Who are the ones who received authority to judge in Rev. 20:4? And who are the saints who will be priests of God and will rule with Him for the millennium in Rev. 20:6? Are these saints some members from the raptured Church, like pastors of today? If so, won’t the Church will be on earth during the millennium?


Can We Walk Away?

Published: September 17, 2020
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I think a Christian can choose to walk away from God. God would never walk away from us, but can’t we choose to walk away from Him. I don’t think we give up free will once we are born again, do you ?


The Abundant Life

Published: September 17, 2020
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When a Christian says that they want the ‘abundant life’ what exactly does that mean? It seems to me that over the years the meaning has changed. Please, would you site scripture to help me understand this?


The Potter And The Clay

Published: September 16, 2020
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I have a question concerning the topic of first mention. I have heard that with the potter and the clay (Romans 9) that it actually refers to service that GOD has you do for him and not to salvation like the Calvinists believe. Could you please shed some light on this and possibly look at the potter and the clay in light of the topic of first mention.


Who Are The Called? Follow Up

Published: September 16, 2020
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Re: Who Are The Called. Would you agree that the Bible teaches that the free will vs predestination arguments (God choose us and we Choose Him) are both true and we can no more understand it than we can the trinity or the creation of Satan?


Out Of Fellowship

Published: September 16, 2020
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Once we have received salvation we are attuned to the Spirit of God. What happens to our spirit when we back slide? I know we are permanently sealed and even the gates of hell cannot undo our salvation, nor can we ourselves undo our salvation. I know during our periods of back sliding we are out of fellowship with Christ and open doors for curses and receive no blessings during this time. What I want to know is, our spirit, are we still attuned to the Spirit of God while we are out of fellowship?