As a Jew and believer in Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior … It is needless to say that I get many twisted looks from family and friends … If I had a dollar for all the “rolling of eyes” I get … However, my concern is that my family and loved ones won’t be saved since they deny Christ … I find it disheartening that I am looked on as a “sellout” or “crazy” …
I had a conversation with my father the other day and I asked him if he could have dinner with one person, whom would he choose. He said Moses because he has a lot of questions to ask a man who spoke with God. I said that is a good answer. He asked me who I would choose. I said Jesus. He asked me why, since Jesus came after Moses. I told him that Jesus came before Moses. The look on his face was of shock and disbelief. I don’t even think he understood where I was coming at first and when he did he just shook his head.
I pray that the cloud concealing The Truth is lifted from them but it has come to the point where I just rather not even speak about it anymore. I tell myself this is the devil trying to keep me from bringing salvation to family and friends but I don’t know what I can do.
What do you think?? It is so sad how the Chosen People are blind to their own Messiah. What a trick the devil has played on my people. Thank you and God bless you!!
Job 14:12, Dan. 12:13, John 3:13, 5:28 and some others seem to indicate we are asleep until awakened at the resurrection. How do you understand these scriptures? True the bible says absent from the body present with the lord, but when? When we awake at his calling. John 3:13 says no one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven etc.
Pastor Jack, Thank God for you. You have been a major blessing. God is mightily pouring His wisdom out to us – His church – through a willing vessel like you. God bless you.
I have a question. We had a guest speaker come to our church. A very anointed man of God – he shared with us a vision that God showed him about the end time battle. I wasn’t able to quiet get the picture. (Summary of the vision) Is this the Bride of Christ returning during the war of Armageddon? If yes, will the bride face death? I want to understand this clearly. Can you help?
I just finished reading your teaching on OSAS and had SO many questions answered. Thank you!
Toward the end of your message you wrote: “Those that stress belief, explain the permanent nature of our bond with God, and are directed toward eternity are Union verses. Those that involve grace and faith are Gift verses. Those that require work and are directed at the quality of our lives on Earth are Fellowship verses, and those that require work and involve eternal rewards are Prize verses.
I was thinking. It has bothered me that the need for repentance is not mentioned in verses like John 3:16, 1 John 5:12-13, Romans 10:9-10. Would all the verses in Scripture telling us to repent and be saved be verses dealing with Fellowship rather than Union since repentance involves a work? This is something I just can’t seem to get clear in my mind.
I’ve understood that repentance is a natural consequence of asking the Holy Spirit into our hearts. But wouldn’t it still be considered a work because we CAN choose to ignore the promptings of the Holy Spirit. If we DO ignore them and make no changes in our lives but yet still believe in Jesus Christ and in the work He did for us on the cross, that he IS God, that He WAS resurrected, if we really believe these things which are necessary for salvation but still refuse to give up our worldly lives, are we still saved? WOULD repentance be along the lines of Fellowship and not Union?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for your continued service to our Lord Jesus Christ. I look forward to your response.
Were dinosaurs ‘named’ by Adam? Isn’t that a good question? Think about it. Why is it all animals have a name from Adam and they all carried over after the flood…except for dinosaurs? I understand the word ‘dinosaur’ became a word in 1841. I also understand that the words dragon and Behemoth that are found in the bible are most likely talking about a dinosaur. So, why do dinosaurs have names from recent discoveries in the fossil record but not the name that Adam chose? And, I believe with all my heart dinosaurs were on the Ark of Noah. I look forward to your answer. Many blesses to you all there at Grace Thru Faith.
I’m going through an exercise of charting the offspring of Adam by the dates of births and deaths provided in Genesis. The Scripture says that after 70 years, Terah had his 3 sons. Were Abram, Nahor, and Haran triplets, or is this verse saying that all three boys were born during those 70 years?
This continues to be a fun exercise. Never realized the huge overlap of generations. For example, Terah is the 9th generation from Noah, and Noah was alive for much of Terah’s life. I wonder if they had family reunions!
Jack, thank you so much for your speedy response! That is pretty much what I told my parents…that God gave us free will and wants us to CHOOSE to love and obey Him, rather than FORCE us to.
Just something else to be clear about…this is something my mother asks me all the time and it stumps me, as I am fairly new to all of this (studying the Bible). She says that since the Bible says God created us in His image and we are sinners, that must mean God is a sinner too (I feel terrible even writing that because I know God is perfect and without sin). Again, many thanks!
Thank you for you ministry, Jack. I’ve been thinking lately on how there are references to the “synagogue of Satan”? and “those who claim to be Jews but are not”? in the only two churches which receive the Lord’s commendation in Revelation 2 and 3 (Smyrna and Philadelphia).
In the case of Philadelphia I’m wondering if it refers to the replacement theology prevalent in Catholicism and many protestant denominations. I’ve always considered that this theology is a great offense to God as it denies the glory accorded to His Son, denies His covenants with Israel and denies the truth of His prophetic Word.
I think it is significant also that of all the 7 Churches in Revelation 2 and 3 it is to the church of Philadelphia that the Lord says he holds the “key of David”?. The modern period of Philadelphia coincided with Zionism and the resurgence of the pre-millennial interpretation of prophecy. What are your thoughts on this?
What happened to the people who did not know anything about Jesus or ten commandment of Moses and died? Will they be punished or enter in to life? For an example I will take an ancient civilian who did not live in Israel and lived before Jesus was born.
Clarify for me what day Jesus was talking about when He made the statement about no man knowing the day or hour. That verse, Matt. 24:36, is often used in reference to the rapture, but no where in that entire chapter is the rapture ever mentioned. In fact, I’m not sure that the disciples, at that time, clearly understood the doctrine of the ‘church’, much less the removal of the church. And, putting the rapture there is at odds with the actual question that the disciples asked.
Since the subject of the chapter is events of the tribulation and of Jesus’ return, then it could be that Jesus meant the day of His actual appearing, however, with the time clues given in Daniel, it seems that calculating that day would be easy rather than unknowable. So, what is the day or hour that Jesus is speaking of?