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Old and New Testament - 25

June 26 2017 at 2:03 PM
almario  (Login almario38)


Response to Old and New Testament - 24

 
The 2nd test for trying the spirits was applied to Nicodemus. Nicodemus failed the test.
It is not enough that recognition of Jesus is similar to that of the Apostles. The true
Christ must be distinguished from the false Christ by His “voice,” for it is written:

John 10:4 “ And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the
sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will
flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

John 10:6 “This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things
they were which he spake unto them.”

As expounded earlier, the false Christ or Satan also called the dragon speaks the “literal”
or the language of man while that of the Lamb speaks the “spiritual language.” When Jesus
fasted for 40 days and 40 nights, Satan could only perceive earthly things. He could not
comprehend “spiritual things.” Thus:

Matt. 4:3 “And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God,
command that these stones be made bread.”

The false Christ or Satan saw only the physical hunger our Lord contrary to what He wanted
to convey in His fasting. The rebuke:

Matt. 4:4 “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”

This indicates the two-fold life of a true believer: PHYSICAL LIFE and SPIRITUAL LIFE .
Christ’s fasting points to hunger for the word for SPIRITUAL LIFE . Ever since, this has
been the message of our Lord – to hunger for His words:

Jer. 15:16 “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me
the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name…”

Psa. 119:103 “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to
my mouth!”

Prov. 24:13 “My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which
is sweet to thy taste: 14So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast
found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.”

The spiritual message for Jesusfasting is further confirmed in the following :

Amos 8:11 “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in
the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the
LORD : 12And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east,
they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD , and shall not find it .”

 
    
Responses

  1.   Old and New Testament - 26 - almario on Jul 3, 2017, 7:09 PM
    1. Yes, all shall know God, from the least to the greatest (Heb. 8:11). That will be - Tomas on Jul 5, 2017, 1:19 PM
      1. Re: Yes, all shall know God, from the least to the greatest (Heb. 8:11). That will be - almario on Jul 6, 2017, 3:34 PM
        1. 2 Cor. 6:2 has been mistranslated in KJV and some other Bibles, they added - Tomas on Jul 7, 2017, 7:18 AM
          1. Re: 2 Cor. 6:2 has been mistranslated in KJV and some other Bibles, they added - almario on Jul 7, 2017, 6:25 PM
            1. You should rely on the Greek text of the New Testament, and not on faulty translations - Tomas on Jul 8, 2017, 2:11 PM
              1. Re: You should rely on the Greek text of the New Testament, and not on faulty translations - almario on Jul 8, 2017, 6:05 PM
                1. The issue for the verse I mentioned that KJV is mistranslating is not bad Greek texts. - Tomas on Jul 10, 2017, 2:46 AM
                  1. Re: The issue for the verse I mentioned that KJV is mistranslating is not bad Greek texts. - almario on Jul 10, 2017, 8:11 PM
                    1. I know the KJV translators believed in soul salvation, but the problem is they did not - Tomas on Jul 12, 2017, 6:05 PM
                      1. Re: I know the KJV translators believed in soul salvation, but the problem is they did not - almario on Jul 12, 2017, 8:36 PM
                        1. The KJV translators were all members of the Church of England, so no wonder - Tomas on Jul 12, 2017, 10:34 PM
                          1. Re: The KJV translators were all members of the Church of England, so no wonder - almario on Jul 13, 2017, 12:10 AM
                            1. I don't deny they knew ancient Greek well, but still they were all members - Tomas on Jul 13, 2017, 3:58 AM
                              1. Re: I don't deny they knew ancient Greek well, but still they were all members - almario on Jul 13, 2017, 12:45 PM
                                1. We should all do our best to follow God's doctrines, as I do. - Tomas on Jul 14, 2017, 5:20 AM
                                2. Re: We should all do our best to follow God's doctrines, as I do. - almario on Jul 14, 2017, 9:43 PM
                                3. I know God from everything the Bible says about him. But the Bible does not say - Tomas on Jul 15, 2017, 3:09 PM
                                4. Re: I know God from everything the Bible says about him. But the Bible does not say - almario on Jul 16, 2017, 4:48 PM
                                5. Of course God's doctrine is pure, but we know only as much of his doctrine as - Tomas on Jul 17, 2017, 3:51 AM
                                6. Re: Of course God's doctrine is pure, but we know only as much of his doctrine as - almario on Jul 17, 2017, 10:11 PM
                                7. It will be a glorious appearing of both of them, of the great God, and of our Savior - Tomas on Jul 19, 2017, 7:56 PM
                                8. Re: It will be a glorious appearing of both of them, of the great God, and of our Savior - almario on Jul 19, 2017, 11:47 PM
                                9. So without a comma it is still the same meaning, the comma is optional. - Tomas on Jul 20, 2017, 5:51 AM
                                10. Re: So without a comma it is still the same meaning, the comma is optional. - almario on Jul 20, 2017, 3:27 PM
                                11. Of course now visually we can't see either God or his Son. But when they come - Tomas on Jul 21, 2017, 4:49 AM
                                12. Re: Of course now visually we can't see either God or his Son. But when they come - almario on Jul 21, 2017, 2:09 PM
                                13. Yes, they will appear. So yes, visually. Appearing means visual. We will be - Tomas on Jul 22, 2017, 2:00 PM
                                14. Re: Yes, they will appear. So yes, visually. Appearing means visual. We will be - almario on Jul 22, 2017, 4:10 PM
                                15. You misunderstand that verse, Eccl. 12:7. - Tomas on Jul 24, 2017, 3:57 AM
    2. Re: Old and New Testament - 26 - almario on Jul 15, 2017, 3:47 AM
      1. Old and New Testament - w/correction - 27 - almario on Jul 15, 2017, 3:52 AM
        1. Old and New Testament - 28 - almario on Jul 23, 2017, 3:40 PM
          1. The devil is a necessary evil now, I agree, but not always, he will be destroyed - Tomas on Jul 24, 2017, 4:05 AM
            1. Re: The devil is a necessary evil now, I agree, but not always, he will be destroyed - almario on Jul 24, 2017, 2:49 PM
              1. So do you agree the devil will be destroyed, will not exist any more? - Tomas on Jul 26, 2017, 5:16 PM
                1. Re: So do you agree the devil will be destroyed, will not exist any more? - almario on Jul 26, 2017, 7:59 PM
                  1. Yes, some Christians believe the devil and his fallen angels will suffer forever - Tomas on Jul 27, 2017, 5:09 AM
          2. Old and New Testament - 29 - almario on Jul 24, 2017, 8:27 PM
            1. Old and New Testament - 30 - almario on Jul 29, 2017, 4:06 PM
              1. Old and New Testament - 31 - almario on Jul 31, 2017, 6:50 PM
                1. Why do you put miracles of Jesus in quotes? Don't you believe those were - Tomas on Aug 3, 2017, 6:17 AM
                  1. Re: Why do you put miracles of Jesus in quotes? Don't you believe those were - almario on Aug 3, 2017, 9:04 PM
                    1. Don't you believe that Christ has the power to do miracles, such as literally raise - Tomas on Aug 4, 2017, 6:16 AM
                      1. Re: Don't you believe that Christ has the power to do miracles, such as literally raise - almario on Aug 4, 2017, 7:07 PM
                        1. You did not answer me clearly, if you believe Jesus literally raised some dead people. - Tomas on Aug 5, 2017, 3:35 PM
                          1. Re: You did not answer me clearly, if you believe Jesus literally raised some dead people. - almario on Aug 5, 2017, 9:23 PM
                            1. OK, you admit God changed a rod into a serpent. Do you admit also that Jesus - Tomas on Aug 7, 2017, 2:38 AM
                              1. Re: OK, you admit God changed a rod into a serpent. Do you admit also that Jesus - almario on Aug 7, 2017, 6:11 PM
                                1. OK, you don't have to believe that. But do you believe that Jesus was literally raised - Tomas on Aug 9, 2017, 6:10 PM
                                2. Re: OK, you don't have to believe that. But do you believe that Jesus was literally raised - almario on Aug 9, 2017, 9:15 PM
                                3. Sorry, if you don't believe in the literal resurrection of Jesus Christ, then you are not - Tomas on Aug 10, 2017, 7:24 AM
                                4. Re: Sorry, if you don't believe in the literal resurrection of Jesus Christ, then you are not - almario on Aug 11, 2017, 1:56 AM
                                5. 2 Cor. 3:6 can't be used to spiritualize away the resurrection of Christ, it is a warning - Tomas on Aug 11, 2017, 5:52 AM
     
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