Here’s a question I am sure has been asked and answered a million times. But, I have never seen an answer. Does God reveal to us anyplace in scripture what was the Mark of Cain? Many thanks for your answer.
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?
Do you believe the sabbath to be Saturday or Sunday and if Saturday, do you think that the Sunday belief is actually the mark of the beast? Also, would you say that the beast is actually the Catholic church?
While doing research on the Lost Tribes of Israel, I came across a lot of sites that truly believe Manasseh and Ephraim have become the nations of Britain and America. They say that Joseph brought his two sons to Jacob, that he might bless them before he died. One was to become a great nation while the other would become an Even greater nation of many peoples. The research states that Manasseh means, “to forget,” and thus these people are unaware that they are the lost tribes.
With current situations as they are and Britain and America’s role with Israel, do you think that this is possible? Could this be referred to as the “Time of Jacobs trouble?”
Of the Tribe of Dan, it is stated that he will judge his people. Could the Anti-Christ perhaps be from one of these nations, not knowing his lineage, or perhaps from the Tribe of Dan?
Knowing the Jewish people are awaiting their Messiah, I remember Jesus said, “I come in my Father’s name and you receive me not, another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” I can not imagine the Jewish people accepting any Muslim as their coming Messiah. Do you think possibly these tribes are active in these times, unaware? Thank you again for your great teachings!
How do you interpret Proverbs 23:34 and reconcile it with it being okay to drink alcoholic beverages? It seems if one should not even look upon wine when it is fermented (as Proverbs 23:34 says, and I believe this means to look upon in the light of desiring to drink it), then God does not want us to drink it at all because of the sin and degradation it leads one into.
Many go to the wedding feast where Jesus turned the water into wine to justify drinking alcoholic beverages because if it wasn’t okay then surely Jesus would not have turned water into wine. But has anyone thought it possible the water that Jesus turned to wine was not fermented wine? In light of Proverbs 23:34, I believe Jesus turned the water into the pure juice of the vine (not fermented). Otherwise, Jesus has contradicted His own words. I don’t believe Jesus would do something God said not to do. I don’t believe Jesus would have provided fermented wine to those at the wedding feast knowing there would be some who would consume too much and end up drunk and committing other sins that drunkenness leads to. If that were the case, then Jesus himself would have been a stumbling block and a hypocrite.
Paul said it was okay to “take a little wine for thy stomach’s sake” (medicinal purposes). I believe that would be the only occasion to take of alcohol during biblical times. Nowadays we have so much “medicine” for various illnesses that do not contain alcohol that there is no excuse to consume alcohol in any form.
Can you prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus turned the water into (fermented) wine?
“Be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is…and be NOT DRUNK with wine, wherein is EXCESS, but be FILLED with the Spirit” Eph. 5:17-18. Filled means “totally controlled”. How does one accomplish being totally controlled by the Spirit of God, when one has some of the other “spirit” in them???
I shudder to think of those weak folks, whom having read the OK for alcohol, will fall.
Lord help us to abandon all for Him in these last days.
Do you think the one sin not forgivable is suicide since it is a murder against the Spirit that dwells within the believer?
Like Paul said, I still do the things I hate and have problems doing the things I wish I could.
With that in mind sometimes I wonder what that sin is but then I think how Christ Jesus never loses anyone, so how can we as believers commit this sin which has no pardon since we were all predestined, justified, sanctified, and gloried from the beginning.
And if by doing so meaning we were never in Christ, why would it even come to a question of pardon since the non-believer doesn’t feel the need for penitence?
How many days and weeks are there in the Jewish/Biblical year? Also, is there a current Jewish calendar that is different from the biblical one, and if so, how many days and weeks are there in that calendar?
If and it is so that Yeshua is God manifest in the flesh, then does it not mean that He is, was and always shall be God? One of your commentaries on Christmas says He was only God at conception, and that is misleading.
In His pre-incarnate state He visited people throughout the Tanakh, and when He chose to be revealed as God manifest in the flesh as Yeshua, that was at conception and He does not have any human DNA because as Hebrews points out, a special body was prepared for Him ahead of time to fulfill Abba’s will.