“And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”
King James Version (KJV)
Free's comment on 2022-04-19 00:14:50:
Beloved "Allan steele" , know that you are working on your salvation with fear and trembling. So that your assurance of salvation gives you and yours a "weight". :) If we are not born again, we cannot see the Kingdom of God.
Stay blessed in Jesus Name, love u in Christ Romans 7:1-6 and Chapter 8
Free's comment on 2022-04-19 00:09:49:
Hi dear Jesse, I really miss some Bible verses for what you say.
God bless u and yours in Jesus Name, love u in Christ Romans 7:1-6 and Romans 8:11
Jesse's comment on 2022-04-17 16:08:10:
While everyone will stand before the Lord, a believers judgement will be different than the judgement for non-believers. Believers stand before the Bema Seat judgement. This judgement is not to determine whether we go to heaven or hell, but what reward/s we will receive. There will be a separate judgement for non-believers that takes place after the 1,000 year reign of Christ. It is called the Great White Throne judgement. No believer will stand before God at that judgement. So, the judgement for the person who dies in Christ is to determine their reward. At the Great White Throne judgment, not one single person will enter into heaven. Their judgement will be eternal separation from Christ.
allan steele's comment on 2022-04-17 12:02:30:
When we take our last breath and our body returns to the ground from where it came and our spirit returns to God who gave it , when and where does God judge us whether we enter into Gods Kingdom (Heaven) or to spend eternity in Hell.....
Dianne's comment on 2021-06-20 14:55:12:
Explain in detail John 3:16
Mike's comment on 2021-05-08 17:27:53:
How can we find the fulfillment of an OT verse marked with white star, and black star fulfillment in NT?
Chris's comment on 2021-05-08 16:33:33:
Dixie, the closest passage that comes to mind in the NT is found in James 1:19: "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath". But this verse would apply generally, that a person ought to listen first & then speak and certainly in the case with God, that we would always have our ears inclined towards Him.
Chris's comment on 2021-05-08 16:25:24:
We see the division of the Land of Canaan "by lot" quite often, beginning at Joshua 13:6: "All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon unto Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee."
We're not told how Joshua made the "division of the land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh" (v7), whether by a Word from God or by simply dividing up the land & allocating portions to the tribes of Israel (not forgetting that Levi, Manasseh & Ephraim received no allocation). Maybe, the tribes that received their portions had some say as to where they would prefer to settle on the western side of the Jordan River. So to 'divide by lot' in this case, would mean to allocate the land to the various tribes, whether by 'lottery' or specifically according to the tribes' preferences.
Jonathan McPherson's comment on 2021-05-07 17:15:22:
Text: Matthew 24:1-14.
Theme: Christ's prophecy what is to come in the future.
Intro: Christ prophesied Matthew 24 when He was departing from the temple: the disciples
followed Him and asked Him a question that triggered the disciples' hearts, Jesus tells them that
Jerusalem including the temple shall be destroyed. False religion, false doctrine and false gospel
shall abound. False Christ including false prophets shall appear and seduce many, Nations and
kingdom shall rise up against each other, nation betray nation and kingdom betray kingdom.
Pestilence, natural disasters shall occur, believers shall be myrted, mankind betray one another,
and the hearts of many shall wax cold toward God, parents and friends. The good news is, Christ
comforts His disciple Matt 24:6b.
Richard in Christ's comment on 2021-05-07 13:38:19:
Hello brother Earl,
Again I thank you for your replies. As it is our destiny to grow in the Spirit of Christ and see with His eyes.
As the ways of God are beyond what I could fathom. Truly my faith in God and Jesus Christ being, that whatever the way of the Lord is, I know it is the right way and I am His forever. Even if I don't understand. Keeping root in the Word with a pure heart and staying close to the Lord. He shall direct us down the straight and narrow path. His Will shall be done.
Weather we believe "hell" to be a place of eternal torment like stated in Matthew 25:46. Or as you explain. It is a place we do not want to go or have anything to do with. Christ stating in Matthew 10:28.
As we who are in Christ here are Blessed to have been chosen by Him to be His.
In 1 Corinthians 16:22 stating those who "love not the Lord"(not with the Lord) to basically let him be set aside for the coming Judgement of the Lord.
A couple about saving a soul. As we can only plant or water, it is God who gives the growth. James 5:19-20, Jude 1:23.
Again thank you for your time and posts brother. It means a lot.
God Bless you Earl. Have a wonderful day!
farmer's comment on 2021-05-07 12:54:03:
what dose lot mean in joshua 16
Jesse's comment on 2021-05-07 11:29:35:
It means that we enter into God's rest. It's speaking about salvation. In Chapter 4, the writer is going back to creation. He's saying if you surrender to Christ, you will be doing just what God did. You will cease from your own works, your own efforts, at your own salvation, you will cease from your own works, and you will enter into God's rest.
When a person receives Jesus Christ and has been born of His Spirit, that person enters into His rest.
Dixie's comment on 2021-05-07 10:56:07:
where in the new testament that it says close your mouth and listen to God
Earl Bowman's comment on 2021-05-07 10:20:22:
Brother Richard, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and His understanding.
I believe if there is a second death; there has to also be a first death.
Two resurrections; therefore, two deaths.
God is no respector of person; therefore, if the ones in second resurrection die (are judged) in the lake of fire; the ones in the first resurrection also die (are judged) in the lake of fire.
When Christ caused us to become one with him (CHRIST IN US) we we cast into (CHRIST) the lake of fire. To partake of the bread of life and the fountain of living water we also have to partake of the judgement of fire. As the bread and water gives us life, the fire cleanses and purifies us. We are being judged in the lake of fire (word of God) now; therefore, we want have our part in the lake of fire at the second resurrection.
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is APPOINTED unto men once to die, but after this the judgement:
We died with Christ on the Cross (first death). We are being judged IN CHRIST now, BY THE WORD, BY FIRE. Those appointed the second death will be judged IN CHRIST (Hebrews 10:31), BY THE WORD, BY FIRE.
Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was offered once for the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear a SECOND TIME (NOW, to those in the first resurrection the second coming is NOW; we don't have to wait for the literal appearance of Christ) WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION.
For those in the second resurrection their judgement IN CHRIST is going to last awhile. Matthew says those that blaspheme the Holy Spirit want be saved in this age or the next age. This age so far has lasted 2000 years. We don't know how long the next age will last.
I believe those in the second resurrection will be raised back in bodies of flesh. The first resurrection, glorified bodies.
Revelation 20:7 ...Satan (flesh) will be loosed out of his prison (death and the grave),
1 Corinthians 15:40 celestial (glorified); terrestrial (flesh and blood)
Chris's comment on 2021-05-07 05:46:23:
Sacha, it is possible that the OT folk knew something of a suffering beyond the grave, but I agree that there's not a lot mentioned in that respect. We could look at Daniel 12:2: "And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt." Here the thought is that those who die will awake (resurrection?), some to everlasting life & some to everlasting contempt. So even if one doesn't believe in a never-ending suffering, this verse shows that the dead don't remain dead but arise to some sort of judgement & punishment that doesn't end.
Isaiah 30:33: "For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it." In this verse, the word "Tophet" is used & in the Greek (NT) is translated as Gehenna. This was a place near Jerusalem, in which the idolatrous Israelites used to offer up their children to Moloch. It may be put, for any place of torment; and particularly it is put for hell. "For the king": For the king of Assyria. "Fire": He alludes to the ancient custom, of burning sacrifices, and particularly of burning children to Moloch. "The breath": The immediate Hand of God, or His Word of anger. "Brimstone": alludes to that shower of fire and brimstone seen in Gen 19:24. Though this verse doesn't speak of an after death judgement, it reveals its counterpart in the NT.
You can also look at Isaiah 66:22-24. So I can't say why there was not more written about this subject in the OT & even among Jews there are different camps as to what to believe. For me, I think it sufficient that Jesus spoke very clearly about it & treated the everlasting suffering of the sinner as real & it was for this reason He came so that none should fall under the Hand of God (Hebrews 10:31).
Chris's comment on 2021-05-06 19:01:36:
I'm sorry Sacha: and why is this Scripture given to me? If you are thinking that the Scripture is intended to show that God will do nothing about those who have rejected Him & therefore just leave them in the grave, then I don't believe that this indicates this at all. But then again, I might be mistaken by your intentions, so I apologize for writing my next paragraph (which may not be what you're wanting).
So here goes: Amos 3:7 read in context from the beginning of the chapter, tells us about Amos' rebuke against Israel: just as a lion doesn't roar when hunting for its prey; as a lion cub won't cry out if it is satisfied with food; as a bird can't be snared if there is no trap; as a (warning) trumpet will not sound if there is no danger to the people - so too with God - He will remain quiet ("He will do nothing") to His people, but will reveal His secrets (or, His intentions) to His prophets. So the message here is that when the prophet (of God) is commanded to speak by God, the people better sit up & listen hard, as the judgement of God is about to fall upon them.
If this is not what you are anticipating, then please write further. Thank you.
Richard in Christ's comment on 2021-05-06 17:29:38:
Thank you very much for all your time replying with me brother Earl. As the ways of God are far surpassing what I could fully understand. I truly am a baby in Christ. Though I am His for eternity and all I want to do is His Will and make our Lord happy.
I very much appreciate all you have shared with me Earl.
May our Father pour His Blessings upon you my brother.
Richard in Christ's comment on 2021-05-06 16:30:34:
Thank you for your reply my brother Earl,
I very much appreciate your time. As your reply lead me to do some reading about the "resurrections". Us in Christ being part of the first resurrection having no part in the lake of fire or "second death". Revelation 20:6.
As our Lord Jesus Christ being raised from the dead is our confirmation that there shall be a resurrection of our actual physical bodies. Acts 17:24-31.
In that the second resurrection is for all the people quoted in Revelation 21:8 as you stated. Those who are not with Christ.
As you have stated before "all shall worship God" with Scripture of it. As it is detailed in the Book of Enoch this is also correct though it shall not save them. From the second death or the lake of fire.
62.5 And one half of them will look at the other, and they will be terrified, and will cast down their faces, and pain will take hold of them when they see that Son of a woman sitting on the throne of His Glory.
62.6 And the mighty kings, and all those who possess the earth, will praise and bless and exalt Him who rules everything that is hidden.
62.7 For from the beginning that Son of Man was hidden, and the Most High kept Him in the presence of His power, and revealed Him only to the chosen.
62.9 And all the mighty kings, and the exalted, and those who rule the dry ground, will fall down before Him, on their faces, and worship; and they will set their hopes on that Son of Man, and will entreat Him, and will petition for mercy from Him.
62.10 But the Lord of Spirits will then so press them that they will hasten to go out from before Him, and their faces will be filled with shame, and the darkness will grow deeper on their faces.
Do you agree with these Scriptures?
As I also just want to be clear in what you believe the "second death" is. That this is where those souls/spirits will be separated from God, and us, for eternity? Or something else?
Thank you brother Earl.
Earl Bowman's comment on 2021-05-06 16:29:34:
Brother Richard, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.
If were are judged by Christ, sanctified by Christ, justified by Christ, cleansed by Christ, saved by Christ and our God is a consuming fire; therefore we have our part in the lake of fire or the fire of the Lord.
Being one with Christ we also become the fire of the Lord. Those in the second resurrection are going to be judge by fire (us). They will be resurrected in TORMENTS not having living water.
Zachariah 14:17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto (new) Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of host, even upon them SHALL BE NO RAIN (living water).
Amos 8:11 Behold the days comes, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of (natural) bread, nor a thirst for (natural) water, but of hearing the WORDS OF GOD (living bread and living water)
S Spencer's comment on 2021-05-06 15:28:25: