Links to November 2016 Misconception Series
Scripture for Today: 11-16-16, Misconception Series #1: Adam & Eve: Which Tree? Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden not because they ate the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. It was to prevent them FROM eating from the TREE OF LIFE that caused their expulsion. There were TWO trees were in the midst ...
Scripture for Today, 11-17-16 - Misconceptions #2: Jonah & the Big Fish We all know the tale of Jonah and the 'whale' … but how well do we know it? Jonah wasn’t swallowed
Scripture for Today: 11-19-16 - Series Misconception #3: Wise Men Visit Baby Jesus Scripture records that Men carrying three gifts
Scripture for Today, 11-18-16 - Misconception Series #4: Samson's Hair Was Cut But Not By Delilah We learn of Samson’s long hair being cut destroying his strength; the misconception is that Delilah did the dirty deed, but in fact, it was her man servant who did it. See: Judges 16:1 "Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there ...
Scripture for Today, 11-20-16 - Misconception Series #5 [final] Moses Statue With Horns Michaelangelo carved a statue of Moses with horns on his head. The misconception is from the Roman Catholic Vulgate [Exodus 34:29] interpretation [figurative language?]. Some speculate that ...
Who Are God's Two Witnesses?
“These (speaking of the two witnesses) ARE the two olive
trees, and the two candlesticks standing before
the God of the earth.” Revelation 11:4
WHAT TWO OLIVE TREES?
Israel being the natural olive tree and Gentiles who became Christians were considered or called a wild olive tree being grafted into the natural olive tree, which represented Israel. We should view the two witnesses which ARE the two olive trees as two GROUPS of people rather than just two individual people.
The ONLY TWO WITNESSES in all the earth who stand for the
only almighty God are the TWO WITNESSES of Revelation:
#1 the true believers in Christ Jesus the Son of God, otherwise known as Christians or formally known as the WILD OLIVE TREE
#2 ISRAEL, which is the NATURAL OLIVE TREE
To confirm and backup this view:
- we see two different victory songs are sung; they can't be sung by ONE individual or one group of people. The children of Israel were brought to victory by Moses being delivered from Egypt through the Red Sea. And Christians are brought to victory through the blood of the Lamb when Messiah Jesus was crucified and rose from death; each has a song to sing: Revelation 15:3 "they sang the song of Moses the servant of God AND the song of the Lamb."
- The New Jerusalem, the City of God Revelation 21:12-14 “And had a great wall and high, and had TWELVE gates, and at the twelve gates twelve angels, and the NAMES of the TWELVE TRIBES of the children of ISRAEL...And the wall of the city had TWELVE foundations and in them the NAMES of the TWELVE APOSTLES of the LAMB.”
- We see in Ezekiel that the stick of Judah represents the church, or spiritual Israel and the stick of Joseph or Ephraim represents the Jews, or natural Israel.
Ezekiel 37:16-22: "Thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and for all the house of Israel his companions: And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand. …, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand."
In Revelation 11 God gives power to His two witnesses as they are already here on earth. Revelation 11:3 “I will GIVE power unto My two witnesses...” And : Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive (be given) POWER after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and you shall be WITNESSES unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria and to the uttermost part of the earth (standing before or for God in all the earth).”
We are now living on the threshold of the greatest glory of God ever.
The Lord of Hosts said:
“I will fill this house with glory, the Silver is mine and the Gold
is mine. The glory of this LATTER house (speaking of the church
in the last days) shall be GREATER than the former (the early
church): and in this place will I give PEACE." Haggai 2:7-9
Yours in Christ Jesus forever,
A Matter of Truth
Excerpted and adapted original message here:
Aside ... J. H. Allen's 1902 Book
"JUDAH'S SCEPTER AND JOSEPH'S BIRTHRIGHT"
Gives a terrific report about the descendants of Ishmael NOT
receiving the blessing from God - Isaac the son of Abraham & Sarah did.
Fables & Myths Series #6 final:
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✝️ 7-11-20, The weight of the 'world's sin' ... the infinite blessings and resources of our salvation in Christ are described as providing the power of surpassing greatness, the grace of surpassing richness, the peace which surpasses all understanding. Thank YOU, Lord. John 1:29; Revelation 5:12; Philippians 4:7
✝️ 7-9-20, When the Lord Jesus was on the cross and the people scorned and scoffed; His great love for all ignorant uninformed sinners showed forth. He died for all sinners. Romans 5:8; Luke 23:34 However, after we are aware we're no longer ignorant of Who He was and 'what we do;' THEN we are all responsible if we reject Christ. John 3:17-18
6-29-20, Jesus said, 'Obey Me!' John 14:15; 1 John 2:3, 3:22 Of course we are forgiven when we sincerely pray for forgiveness turning our lives to the Lord Jesus. We must intend to sin no more ... if we do ... quickly repent as we didn't INTEND to. John 8:11 More here: https://www.gotquestions.org/go-and-sin-no-more.html
✝️ 6-12-20, The Lord □Jesus' mom, Mary's cousin Elizabeth's son John the Baptist was brutally killed because of a wicked hateful woman. Her foolish husband, King Herod - although he liked John; had him executed because of a promise - he musta been drunk - to make such a promise to his wife's daughter, Salome who's mom, Herodias wanted John dead. Matthew 14:3-11; Mark 6:14-29; Luke 9:7-9
✝️ 6-11-20, Regarding forgiveness: the Lord □ Jesus clearly taught that marriage was between a husband & wife. [Matthew 19:5; Mark 7:21] He loves all sinners both the heterosexual & homosexual. He promises forgiveness to everyone who repents coming to Him for salvation. He told the woman caught in adultery: "Go and sin no more.” Matthew 11:28
✝️ 6-9-20, The Lord □ Jesus explained to Nicodemus that he must be 'born again' [John 3.3, 7]. In Utah I've heard some LDS people scoff and ridicule believers in Christ who are 'born again.' Those who scorn are lost; Jesus clearly said to 'marvel not that you must be born again'; without Christ we are lost. John 3:17-18
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 6-3-20, Interesting the different duties of God's arch angels. Michael is a warrior who will defeat Satan and Gabriel was/is God's messenger appearing to: Prophet Daniel 8:15-17, 9:21-24 ... Zacharias, father of John the Baptist, Luke 1:11-18... Mary, Mother of Jesus, Luke 1:26-31... Joseph, Husband of Mary, Matthew 1:20-24, 2-13
✝️ 6-2-20, In appx 530 BC the Lord God of Israel chose the Persian [aka Iran] King Cyrus to protect and help the Jewish exiles in Babylon. Who would come back and rebuild Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem where now - since 688 AD - a Muslim mosque sits. Mark 13:14; Isaiah 45:4-6, 9, 12-13. World Without End. Ephesians 3:20-21
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; Jeremiah 1:5; Galatians 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:4
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
✝️ 4-30-20, When the Lord □ Jesus Mother told her son that at the Cana wedding celebration there was no wine - I wonder if the Lord did little miracles around the house so Mary knew of His abilities expecting Him to quickly whip up some good wine. And He did! The Lord's first miracle on earth water into wine. John 2:1-11
✝️ 4-28-20, The Lord □ Jesus, in the book of Matthew, lists what’s called the “Beatitudes.” He lists the items in our lives in His 'Sermon on the Mount' that examine our values, vision & habits to wholehearted obedience to God. We seek His forgiveness & acceptance for eternal life with Him; this is the good news 'Gospel.' John 14:6; Matthew 5:1-48, 6:1-34, 7:1-28.
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