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Question: Dear Brandon, Could you please explain the “bottomless pit” mentioned so many many times in The Bible? God Bless and Thank You.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Dorothy and I hope you are doing well.
The term “bottomless pit” is essentially a state of degradation for Satan. Just as Satan was the serpent in the Garden of Eden that went on his belly (figuratively). So is the term “bottomless pit” applied to Satan which is not very flattering. It would seem to indicate that Satan is bound in a pit, but this is only figurative. Now Satan may very well be bound to certain places in Heaven and Revelation 12:7-9 tells us that Michael the arch angel will cast Satan and his angels from Heaven to earth. This would seem to indicate that Michael has control of Satan even at this time. Of course our Father is in control over everyone, but He does delegate duties.
Another indication that this bottomless pit is not literal is Revelation 12:10 which states in part, “the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night,” (Revelation 12:10). If Satan is standing before our Father speaking negatively about us he surly cannot be locked in a literal pit.
Question: I saw in an article on here something about that ISIS is not real? I mean, I can believe that our government probably put that army together, but they are real, right. Or are the atrocities that we see on the television beheadings and slaughtering people a fake just to put fear on the people? I do know that islam is not even a fake religion as much as it is an evil enslavement, governmental organization that cloaks itself behind a so called peaceful religion. Or should I not be paying attention to this sort of thing on the news. Well, except I cant help but think that the Christians in the Mid East and Africa are being Martyred for their Faith by these barbaric evil maniacs; in which I also keep hearing that God is changing Muslims minds to follow Jesus now more than ever as well. I pray for those being killed over there like this, tragic and the women and children and men and the way they are killing them is evil in its biggest form.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Kim thank you for the question. I believe you are referring to a previous Bible Q&A from 9-26-14. In that Q&A we documented who created ISIS, I would encourage everyone to follow that link and read for themselves. Yes, they are real, but it is not a “grass roots” movement and can we honestly say there is such a thing anymore? Everything seems to fulfill some agenda and it surely is not a righteous one.
One of the points for ISIS is fear and that fear is now being placed on the people of our country. ISIS is also being used in the middle east to over throw governments who will not conform to the demands of the globalists, international bankers or whatever you wish to call them… I would not call Islam an evil enslavement myself. Much of the Koran is based on the Bible actually, but the Koran is not from our Father. Unfortunately, just as in Christianity their are rogue teachers who twist the book to mean something else entirely. This is a subject in itself, but I know someone of this faith and they are one of the most humble and “Christian” acting people I know in my day to day life. I would like everyone to judge for themselves and not listen to all of the hype they hear. When we listen to the media hype it creates ill will towards others without really knowing that person. I hope that makes sense to you Kim.
I find it ironic how the children of Satan are always able to shield their religion yet they always manage to turn every other religion against itself. Notice their religion is never attacked and if you do, you are marked for doing so. Now who I would like to ask is the real enemy… The answer is very simple: The Synagogue of Satan: Those Who Claim To Be Judah But Do Lie.
Question: Would you please define “rightly dividing the Word”? I need clarification. Thanks much.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: This is a good question Brian, thank you. Please turn your Bible with me to,
2 Timothy 2:15
15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
When we rightly divide the Word of God it means we are not taking His Word out of context. It means we are rightly applying His Word to the rest of scripture. Most of Christianity does not rightly divide the Word of Truth. They will say this or that which does not line up with the rest of the Word. And this Brain is how you know when you are rightly dividing the Word.
It means what you believe to be true from the Word does not contradict anything else in the scriptures.
Question: Is it possible to have the seal of God sealed in our brain to know who and what the mark of the beast is, coming in like manner as Jesus, not being Jesus, and us not bowing or do the work of the evil one and yet not be one called up by satan for the Holy Spirit to speak through? Like even if we know that we know that he is not Jesus, is this an automatic sign that we would be one called or can you have this knowledge and not be called up but used in another way by God? I can not find this biblically, (probably my answer) like those with the knowledge to be used in another way other than to be called up.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Great question Kim. I believe the Election from the Twelve Tribes is 144,000 per Revelation 7. I personally believe there will be more sealed prior to the Tribulation than just the 144,000. It is my opinion that we are only told about the 144,000 being sealed as they relate to the Twelve Tribes of Israel and what is their job? To spread the Word of God throughout the world. You can read more about these thoughts and scriptural documentation in our study titled, “The Saints and Their Role in the Tribulation.”
Revelation 7:9 indicates there is a multitude that no man can number before the throne of God comprised of all nations and tongues. Who are these people? They are overcomers from the other tribes of the earth. Some of these people will also be sealed before the Tribulation is my premise and most saved during the Tribulation by the witnessing that will take place. Why is this relevant to your question? Because even at 144,000 it would be impossible for all of them to be delivered up before Satan within a five month period. There are 150 days in five months and if we divide 144,000 by 150 days we come out with 960 of God’s Elect being delivered up to Satan each and every day for five months. This would mean Satan would have 1.5 minutes of time with each Elect. This is not going to happen, God is much more orderly than that and He will make sure those who are delivered up will make a huge impact not only on Satan’s Beast Government, but the world itself. So how do we think the witnessing will go down?
From our study: Preparing Our Households for the Tribulation
During the Tribulation if you are out in the streets, “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison“, (Matthew 5:25). Do not allow yourself to be delivered into the hands of your enemy before your time, that is if you are meant to be delivered up to begin with, some, but not all of the Elect will be delivered up. We should not be anxious for this, Christ told us himself be anxious for nothing (Philippians 4:6). Just settle down and stay in the Word and let God’s Will come to pass. While not all of us will be delivered up, many of us will play a part in God’s plan in one fashion or another. Some of us may help keep our family on the narrow path that leads to God while others may lead a neighborhood to our Father. No matter how big or small we are all doing our part just like the parable of the talent (Matthew 25:14-30).
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