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|1||Morning (or Day) Star: Lucifer or JESUS?||Revelation||starfire||194289|
|Cheri, Thank you for the info on E-sword....I'll check it out. I still wish that there was ONE compilation of commentaries though. I often read in BED and don't want to interrupt my time with the Lord by running back and forth to the computer. (But surely am thankful places like these exist....I couldn't have all that info available on my shelves without running back and forth also, so the internet is an incredible resourse!!)
Thank you for the compliment on the name,
but as in all things, it's HIM who deserves the
credit...( If interested, I'll add the story
behind this to my profile)
Also IF possible, could you send me a reply that includes the ISBN for that huge bible...I really
struggle with eyesight issues.
And Cheri....short for CHERIshed!!...
Maybe you might want to use HisCHERIshd1 :-)
|2||Morning (or Day) Star: Lucifer or JESUS?||Revelation||starfire||194285|
|Thanks Michael....I've never even seen one
of those (that I can recall)....I will keep my
eye out for one though now!
And God bless YOU also!!
|3||Morning (or Day) Star: Lucifer or JESUS?||Revelation||starfire||194284|
|You are so kind to take time to share all this
with me. Actually, since then I did get John
MacArthur's Bible (unfortunately in NKJ because
NASB wasn't available then). It is wonderful,
only, like you, I find myself going from one bible
to the next to try to understand passages.
Wouldn't it be GREAT if someone took JUST THE COMMENTS from EACH translation out there by each
prominent theologen and list them by chapter and
verse in ONE book...When just trying to understand a passage, (not an in depth study of a whole book) Commentaries are
too long to read through and many don't answer
(or tell me much more) than the notes anyway.
Again, thanks so much.
|4||Morning (or Day) Star: Lucifer or JESUS?||Revelation||starfire||194283|
|Thank you for your reply..
Actually I had enumerated the passages and
should have put a designator to show that (like
a parenthesis)...so my 2nd ref was IS14:12.
I'm so glad you were able to make sense of it.
Actually I am just wondering why God refers to
satan and to His SON with the same reference.
That (to me) would be like calling both
satan and my son, "Hey Sunshine"....
Perhaps its too confusing to put in words. (sigh)
I do appreciate your effort and thank you!
|5||Morning (or Day) Star: Lucifer or JESUS?||Revelation||starfire||194263|
|Oh, Thank you....I didn't know that part would
be needed...so sorry:
1 Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
2 Is 14:12 "How you have fallen from heaven,
O star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!
3 2 Pet 1:19 So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.
4 Rev 2:28 and I will give him the morning star.
5 Rev 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."
I'm particularly referring to the Isaiah14:12,which is clearly about Lucifer and the Rev 22:16,which is clearly JESUS, although
Repeatedly throughout scripture (esp. if you
look at different translations) there will be
a reference to Jesus as the Morning Star.
It doesn't seem right for both to have that title,
so I'm wondering if in the original languages,
they are referring to different things (or even
different aspects??) of the morning star??
|6||Are we to give ALL to anyone wanting it?||Bible general Archive 3||starfire||175775|
Thank you for your very loving reply.
I will most certainly look up those passages.
I find Matt 5:40 and Luke 6:29 confusing, but can
see that there is some message beyond the words
for Jesus to take it to the extreme. A long
time ago I'd heard (a pastor said) that to "turn
your cheek" actually meant to demand to be treated
as an equal. That for the attacker to hit you on
the R cheek (assuming they were R handed as most
people are) required them to backhand you which
was an insult...something that meant you were
of less stature than they were, thus Jesus said
to offer the LEFT cheek, meaning to tell them
to regard you as an equal. I found that interesting, but the coat/shirt stuff I find
confusing with very little commentary on it.
I'm not so much trying to "claim what's mine"...
if I wanted to do so, I'd have sued her as was
suggested, however without proof that she destroyed the will (it was all heresay in that
my father mentioned it to me privately, with no
other witnesses.) As earlier stated, I haven't even charged her rent, although it would be a great help financially. I do, however, want to
do right by my parent's lifelong work to honor
their lives and dying wishes. I'm sure they would not want my sister to face being homeless when my dad's 2nd wife has many many times more than
she'll ever need, but is filled with hatred and greed.
Personally, if I truly believed that God wanted
me to let her have it ALL,I'd be happy to do so,
(at least for my portion)as I've done so with
everything other than the house.
I'd refused to sue. I should tell you
we are not talking about a lot of money here (about 25K...after lawyer/real estate fees and taxes
it will most likely be 15-20K at best. That's
not a lot to someone who has money (she has
at least 500K between her own 1st marriage, inheritances and my parent's savings. That is
in addition to the value of the house)...
and being in her 80s, it's not likely she'll
need or even be able to use most of it. (Her health has been bad for many years already, but
not something that doctors/surgery/medicine can
not help with any longer.)
As I'd said, she's being mean as she was from the
night my dad died. Within 2 hours after his death,
she was throwing *everything* of his in the garbage. (much more can be said here...about how
she desecrated his grave, etc, but this is enough
to portray her mindset) This meanness is
especially apparent in that she will not even
give me my parents wedding bands (nothing fancy,
or of value other than sentimental -just plain thin gold bands) or my grandparents' 50th wedding
anniversary picture. (She didn't even know my
grandfather, and this holds no meaning to her).
When you are faced with long term unemployment, however, as my sister has been, and is in danger
of losing her house....either by not being able
to make the mortgage, or by having to move since
her neighborhood is dangerously being
taken over by drug dealers and vandalism, that
inheritance could mean the difference between being homeless (worst case) and moving to a bit
of a safer neighborhood upon retirement (best
I just want to do what is right in God's eyes.
I've loved God as far back as I can remember...
back to my preschool days, but as stated in my
profile, I only came to learn to read, enjoy and
study the bible as an adult. Most of my experience with scripture has been in the past
few years and I'm very very blessed to have
this forum to get ask questions to help me to
understand and apply it to daily life.
Thank you again for your kindness and your
loving Christian heart. I pray our precious
Saviour blesses you abundantly for your efforts
to sincerely reflect Him to others.
|7||Are we to give ALL to anyone wanting it?||Bible general Archive 3||starfire||175766|
I'm sorry, as I don't understand what you are asking,
I don't believe I'd understand your answer either.
I also don't see what being a believer all my life
has to do with me not understanding certain passages in scripture and how/when to apply them.
It seems to me the direction you are going in is not addressing my question and is not helpful to
ease my confusion. I am a believer, and I do
my best to understand God's will through scripture
which is why I'm asking others for help in doing so.
Thank you for your interest and for trying to help. I'm sorry I can't relate, but certainly know that questioning my validity as a christian
because I'm asking questions about scripture is
not helpful at all. It is actually burdensome.
I know that's not your intent, but given our
lack of communication, I think you'll probably
be able to better help in some of the other questions posted.
|8||Are we to give ALL to anyone wanting it?||Bible general Archive 3||starfire||175760|
I appreciate your answer, but it is not a legal
question. It's trying to understand those
two passages of scripture to know when/how they
apply vs the commandment to honor our parents.
I'm needing some insight as to my approach.
I haven't decided whether as a christian I am
to never sue anyone or under what circumstance.
Obviously a lawyer will tell me to sue. That's
|9||If we defend ourselves, God WON'T??||Acts 26:2||starfire||174688|
Oh, BLESS YOU, dear Brother in Christ.
I am weeping with relief.
I cannot thank YOU (or the Holy Spirt for
using you to reach me) ENOUGH.
Thank you from the depths of my heart.
|10||concerning the death of John the Baptist||Matt 14:12||starfire||170786|
|I wondered about this too...then thought,
it is a fact that Jesus is all knowing.
As a human, we could not relate to that...
we'd have NOTHING to say to establish a
Perhaps they TOLD Jesus because THEY sought
the solace of HIS words for them...
or to assure Him that they had respectfully
buried John's body.
One day, we can ask ourselves:-)
|11||Who is the god of fortresses||Daniel||starfire||169797|
| Dan 11:38 what is "he will honor a god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know; he will honor him with gold, silver, costly stones and treasures."
On another site I found this explanation:
God of fortresses: Since verse 37 informs us, this king will regard no god, and place himself above all gods. What is meant here? The word fortress, zw (m Ma owz means place or means of safety, protection, refuge, stronghold and is often translated strength.) He will honor in the place of god, strength or power. He will honor the power of military might and strength.
North Korea, which is communist and atheistic, is a good picture of this new religion. The antichrist will be a materialist, denying the spiritual realm and exalting “military might”
|12||Are menstrual cloths disgusting to God??||Is 64:6||starfire||159103|
Thank you for taking time to share your experiences
with me regarding studying the bible. I will look
into some of the ones you mention. I recently bought a large print (for night time reading)
Amplified bible and was very disappointed. There
is no concordance and very few footnotes. I've
seen the regular print edition(which is only 5 pt)
and it has MUCH, MUCH more. I wouldn't mind anothe
1/2 inch or even inch of thickness if they'd have
included everything. Just thought I'd try to share
a bit of my own experiences in case anyone is
|13||Are menstrual cloths disgusting to God??||Is 64:6||starfire||159080|
|Wow...now that was a clear, concise description that
got right to the heart of the matter...maybe you
should write commentaries :-)
Thank you Hank for the precious time you've taken
to help me understand. Much appreciated.
|14||Are menstrual cloths disgusting to God??||Is 64:6||starfire||159064|
Wow you are brave responding to a question like this . LOL
Truly, I appreciate your reply. I guess it was
confusing and painful to me, because when I was a
girl and started the menstruation process, my mother was so great telling me that it's NOT disgusting, but a *very special* gift that God gave to women that will some day allow me to have children and how it's ushering me into womanhood
and how the whole bodily changes (puberty) was
a magical time in a woman's life and should be
viewed as simply evidence that I was growing into
a woman, as God had designed.
I appreciate your sharing about Eve and how much
is speculation. I believe what I'm going to take
from this is:
1) Menstrual rags are a reminder of our intial separation from God (I seriously doubt she had
menstruated prior to the fall, because its function is to release the unfertilized egg and IF she hadn't born children, she may not even have had eggs.) Even if she did however, it still is a reminder that through our womb and it's functions
we can bear life, pain and all, which is a result
of the first sin.
2) Our righteous acts will never produce fruit (eternal life) just as menstruation is the evidence
that there is no Fruit in our womb (child). Also
3) Also, it's really NOT menstruation, but the rags that were used that are compared to our own acts in our (futile) attempt for salvation. (and since menstual blood, as any secretion was considered "unclean", perhaps in the original language it
was not "filthy" rags, but "unclean" rags. Neither
is worthy of being in the Holy presence of our Lord.
Thank you so much for caring enough to write and
offer insight and comfort regarding this.
May the Lord Bless You and Keep You
|15||Are menstrual cloths disgusting to God??||Is 64:6||starfire||159059|
You've helped a great deal..esp. the part about
scripture. Also, I hadn't thought about it as
"dead" blood...interesting. Used menstrual cloths
are not pleasant, but I still think there is plenty that is MUCH more smelly/disgusting
....Like the bandage over an infected wound,
etc,etc. I guess the point though was God was
not comparing SIN (truly vile) to this, but our
OWN attempts of trying to earn our way
into salvation. Maybe the point is that (using
the wisdom you so kindly shared :-) our acts are
pointless and no (eternal) life can flow from
them just as when the menstrual cycle occurs,
it's an indication that no life has been formed (egg was not fertilized); so both are useless when it comes to establishing life, eternal in one case, a child in the other.
Also interesting point about the curse being the PAIN of childbirth. I've got to read
that some more. I'd seen a (woman) minister once
give a talk about how Eve must have been so startled after the fall when she first became pregnant and saw the stages her body was going through and prepared for delivery without anyone
to help her through and not knowing WHAT to expect. That image had burned into my mind and
somehow I missed that significant point that you
shared. She'd had children most likely...just no
PAIN with them.
You have helped me my dear sister and I thank you.
I appreciate the offer to speak off-site, however
because some other woman may be in need of clarification regarding this passage and feeling
God finds her "naturally" disgusting, I'd prefer
it to be here. I don't want someone else feeling
bad about her body as I had because of this passage.
God Bless and Keep you, Dear Bows44!!
|16||ISA 64:6 My idea of vile differsSTRONGLY||Is 64:6||starfire||159044|
|I'm sorry for being so graphic, but to TRY to
explain my last question...
I'd think that cloths which were used to
cleanse/treat infected wounds(pus) or vomit,
are more filthy than a menstrual cloth.
Both of these are NOT normal (healthy)body function, but the results of an illness,
possibly even a contageous one. Menstrual
blood is simply blood...it's not infected
or infectious. I hope you can now see
where I'm coming from better.
|17||Alive and REMAIN?What choice do we have?||1 Thess 4:17||starfire||152089|
|Thank YOU Tim....
Oh, HOW I wish I could understand this as clearly
as you do. You really helped a LOT. At first
I thought it meant "remain" as in "remain true"
aka "did not accept the mark" which would mean the rapture would definitely
not be pre-trib. I feel better now. Maranatha!
|18||Jn3:16 ;1Jn2:15 Do/don't love the world||John 3:16||starfire||150906|
|Indeed you *are* an ANGEL!
I've looked up these passages and found such joy in
them; particularly John 16:20-30!! I've read the
gospels through many times, but it's amazing how
a certain passage can spring to life in meaning
at times when we are seeking (and I thank YOU for
your part in it) :-)
I know there are some things not to be understood,
but I (blind faith?) believe that God would NOT
have written down the WORD if we weren't to understand it with our human minds and hearts.
(at least on some level...there's
that word again, Tim!) I'm sure there is even MORE
depth to it than we can comprehend until that glorious day when all truth will be revealed :-)
You make an excellent point in that Jesus did not
come to explain it to us, but to save us. The Holy
Spirit is the one guiding us in our understanding
and I now see that there is no shame or defeat
or disappointing God (beause I can't understand it
without help)in asking other well learned and well loved believers in the Word for their assistance.
Terrib has shown me how the Holy Spirit IS teaching
me...through whatever means I seek. As John Hagee
says and I love so much, "HALLELUIA to the LAMB of GOD!!
|19||Jn3:16 ;1Jn2:15 Do/don't love the world||John 3:16||starfire||150905|
|Wow! terrib! Thank YOU! (and thank YOU Holy Spirit
for bringing me to this forum with all these wonderful believers who also LOVE studying God's
You've helped me tremendously (as have all the
earlier postings). I now see that there are
several ways of defining the word even in the
Greek form and it makes sense! I like your word, "Lifestyle" for the second meaning and the human inhabitants of the earth for the first, esp. because, as was pointed out, Christ died for the
INDIVIDUAL LIFE of each inhabitant! That helps me
to know it's right on target!
I am most appreciative,WildOliveShoot asI wasn't
even aware of how to find the word's meaning in
that kind of depth (in it's original language)and
am certainly going to be checking out that Blue
Letter Bible Dictionary site!! THAT will be a tremendous help in my bible study.
Tim Moran, you have such a clear way of
teaching...definitely a gift of the Spirit...(so
yes, terrib, I do believe I was Spirit led to this
group!) Thank you for giving such clarity to it
And last, regarding that Preacher; I was very upset
and concerned with His comment. I've been a believer all my life and have loved God dearly, but it hasn't been until the past few years that I've
begun to read/study the bible and I find it sooo
uplifting and fascinating when I understand it.
I must confess, when I don't understand it, I do
pray and ask the Holy Spirit to lend me understanding, but I get very upset. Seriously,
I feel like I just want to devour the Word because
when I "get" something, ESP. something that seemed
contradictory and I find that it indeed isn't and
it's NOT a matter of personal interpretation, as
in this case, it's in black and white (dictionary)
as well as seen through Jesus' sacrifice for us!
I truly got so much COMFORT from your last paragraph, terrib, because I'd found that scripture
(when trying to find scripturally where that preacher was coming from) and I got so upset, thinking I'm doing something to block the flow
of the Holy Spirit, that I didn't realize the obvious which you stated so well in your example.
That was *excellent*.
May God Bless You ALL with His Supernatural Favor
and Smile upon you all the days of your lives :-)
What a wonderful, WONDER FILLED Lord we serve.
I practically cry with gratitude that He accepted ME into HIS family! (And naturally for the sacrifice of Jesus that allowed us to approach the
throne in prayer, hand in hand with the Holy Spirit :)
|20||Offspring?Long Life?||Is 53:10||starfire||148913|
No, the questions were copied from a Jewish site, but still, other than part about the deity of Jesus,
they expressed my own lack of understanding as well ...
I have a really hard time understanding why
the Jewish people have not accepted Jesus in all
this time and had begun looking through their sites
to get some concept of why - would help if I had
a witnessing opportunity to understand where they
are coming from...as I looked into the passages
they mentioned, in many I shared the same perplexity as to the meaning of the passage and
how it relates appropriately to Jesus (not out
of doubt that He's LORD, but out of a desire to
better understand Him in the scriptures)
I really LOVE the study of prophecy as I eagerly
await the rapture and supposedly the conversion
of the Jewish people is a huge factor in the fullness of time coming into being.
Also, just am intrigued by all the richness and
hidden meaning in the OT as I learn more about
the Jewish feasts and customs and how it related to Our Lord, Who of course practiced them and was represented in them.
I've often said, I wish I knew of a "Messianic CHRISTIAN" church...a place for Christians to
learn their JEWISH roots without converting to
judaism of course. Does such a church exist??
Thanks for your enthusiastic reply, your time, and mostly for wanting to help (esp. if I had been
questioning the authenticity of Jesus as Lord).
Actually sometimes I find the passages that they
(the jews) disagree with to be equally unclear,
and want to better understand them.
Examining all the other places in the OT where there were obvious references to Jesus
and most of all, look into my heart where He resides, I thankfully KNOW WHO He is :-)
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