“I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.”
King James Version (KJV)
Fred Scanlan's comment on 2022-05-18 13:53:33:
What a cool name you have! Jea lynn! My spell check wont go away? Well, you are correct. I sometimes become overwhelmed with the Holy Spirit that i can't pound the keys fast enough. With the preponderance of evidence that Satan and His angels are so very much alive especially these days in the media, those who are outside the body of Christ will be deceived and believe his lies! The word of God has a profound effect upon the heart and minds who follow after truth. I am reminded again of the faith of our Father Abraham, when He said "the Lord shall provide" to His Son Isaac. Isaac unaware that He would be the sacrifice! This is the same condition that our God wants us to walk in, with complete faith in His saving grace. My doc. the other day said the sacrifice was Ishmael and not Isaac, now you are correct on my spelling ,but how to convince Him that it was Isaac is a great deal more to talk about. Faith is the most important of all things, it will guide us into all truth! The Koran is evidence that there are many more differences that are ahead of us! Even so the Muslim believer thinks that Jesus was a prophet and not the Son of God. The question is ,can we work these things out? All things are possible through Christ! I thank you for reading and correcting me!
In Christ, Fred
Jealynn's comment on 2022-05-18 10:35:24:
John 13:35, "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."
True Christians can not persecute true Christians; only false converts can encourage true Believers in Christ to suffer severe persecution for His names' sake. How will all men know without a shadow of a doubt, who are the real Christ followers verses the false professing ones?
The answer is stated in Matthew 7:16, "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?"
Matthew 7:18, "A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit."
Love is one of the fruits that is mentioned first in Galatians 5:22-23, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
1John 4:20, "If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?"
True Love, God's Agape love does not persecute another child of God for doing what God says to do in His Holy Word. A person will know who is who by the fruit on a person's tree. That is how an Believer will be able to discern a true Christ followers from an affected (phony) one.
That is why in John 16:2 it says, "They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service."
When Saul before he became Paul before he had a road to Damascus experience: he was on a mission to slaughter all the Christians in certain territories, when Christ, thank God, interrupted his plans. Paul considered himself the least of the apostles because of his past persecutions against the church of God.
1Corinthians 15:9, "For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God."
But now that Saul was transformed by the Holy Spirit, he is now a new creature.
Jealynn's comment on 2022-05-18 09:58:30:
Christ is with a capital C not lower case, you must of had a typo. Jesus loves you very much!
Fred's comment on 2022-05-16 20:05:53:
Understanding a believers relationship in this world of unbelievers can be daunting. The war for our souls is a play on the stage of the world. This Satan hates it . our lives reveal his weakness over those who are outside the body of christ. T he power of.his kingdom cannot succeed with only some,but he is the prince of darkness and must have all! It cannot happen without God's permission however.God is the author and finisher of our faith and will have the absolute final say in our outcome and what it shall be.
Dav47's comment on 2022-05-16 01:48:40:
Jealynn; You are so right. I book marked this passage way back when people in the name of GOD started beheading Christians because they were Christians. Along with Revelations 20:4. GOD warned us not to seek HIM in churches that don't teach the WORD of GOD but pass a plate around and say a verse and the rest of the hour they tell their congregation of a fishing trip they had Saturday. People who sat in church pews their whole life but never been taught the WORD of GOD will be the first ones taking by the anti-Christ who comes first. They are told you don't have to understand Revelations you will be gone. Anti-Christ will be coming after Christians not the rest of the world, he already has them. Coming after those who claim to be Christian but are not taught the true WORD of GOD. Those who have eyes to see and ears to hear are watchful as commanded. You have people who want to run away from the biggest fight of the ages that even the profits wanted to be in these times. The deception will be great for what they were taught. I plead to anyone who reads this to turn away from false doctrine before it's too late for In an instant at the 7th trump you will be so ashamed that you were had, that you want mountains to fall on you but you will not be able to hide your shame from the KING of kings.
Jealynn's comment on 2022-05-13 19:59:53:
"They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service."
This scripture reminds me of all anti-Christ religions, who seek to destroy Christ followers in these last and evil days, and it has been happening for quite some time now. The one world order agenda is coming into fruition; you can see Biblical prophesies fulfilling before our very eyes.
Bob's comment on 2020-07-07 20:31:26:
We can read the bible for ourselves with the guidance of the Spirit of truth . Some things in the bible are hard to understand, but generally with or without the guidance of the Holy Spirit our understanding is determined. The key is to have an ear for the truth and if we listen God will give us more truth . If we turn away from the truth we lose from getting more light . Never quit ! Go on seek the Lord and live ...
Jesse's comment on 2020-05-11 14:18:40:
Jesus was preparing His disciples for the things which were about to come, His crucifixion, death, resurrection, and His ascension up to heaven to prepare a place for us until He comes back at His second coming.
Verse 32, Jesus says they will scatter, every man to his own way. There will come a time when Jesus is crucified, and the horror of that sight, and the disappointment and discouragement that will come upon them, they will all scatter! Jesus didn't say it was wrong. He said this is what you're going to do. Every man to his own, that is, his own house or place. They will scatter and go back to their own homes discouraged and disheartened. They are going to leave Him up on the cross to die alone, and yet Jesus says I am not alone because the Father is with me.
Verse 33, Jesus says these things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Jesus is telling them what to expect after He leaves. But He tells them that they will overcome, as He overcame. He says that in Him, they would have peace.
Peace is not a tranquil feeling that God gives us to make us feel good. Our peace is in Christ. In Ephesians 2:14, Paul says about the Jew and the Gentile who have been separated that in Christ, He is our peace. Peace is a person!
He is our peace who has made both one, Jew and Gentile, and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us and brought us all into one. In the Greek text, EIRENE for peace means to unite, to become one.
For me to find my peace in Christ, it means that in all of my situations I lineup with Him, I unite with Him, and I keep my focus on Him. He will be my peace, my unity with Him.
Paul said in 1 Cor. 1:30-31 that Christ is our sanctification, Christ is our righteousness. I'm clothed in His righteousness. I've not gained any for myself. He went on to say Christ is our wisdom. Now we're told that Christ is our peace!
Robert DePaula's comment on 2020-05-11 10:03:29:
What did Jesus mean when he said that He was leaving the world again?