Welcome to our bi-weekly post Bible Question and Answer where we provide Bible verses, answers and advice to the questions and concerns you have. During the course of the last two weeks readers have submitted their questions and today we are going to answer some of them. So please join us and feel free to chime in on the discussion in the comments section below this post.
Before we get into this week’s questions we would like to point out that you are helping to spread the Word of God by your continued submission of questions. Due to your ongoing participation, these Bible Q&A posts have been read thousands of times. Without your participation, this section of our site would not exist.
If you have a Biblical or non-Biblical question you would like to ask, submit it now for our next edition of “Bible Question and Answer“.
Bible Question and Answer
Question: Hello Brandon. Thank you so much for the Tribulation studies. Question. I want to make sure I have it right. The order four winds, trumpets, then Satan cast down with his angels, then the ten clay kings, Satan as Christ, then our true Christ. Also if I can possibly add another in. It’s really bothering me. Christmas someone told me I’m a heathen if I don’t do it. Do we do Christmas. The thing about Santa clause idol bothers me. Thank you Brandon.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Faithful, thank you for the questions and for being patient. I love that you are so eager to learn about our Father’s Word.
It looks like you have it right, except for the Ten Clay Kings. I laid out the order below with some links to help you. Go back to Chapter 3 and re-read the study so you can lock it into your mind. Reference all of the scriptures so you can prove it to yourself. That is the most important part, proving it to yourself with His Letter.
- Conflict Between The Ram And The He Goat, Then;
- The Ram’s (Iran) Horn is Broken, Then;
- The Goat’s (Global Powers) Horn Is Broken, Then;
- The Ram’s (Iran) Horn is Broken, Then;
- The Four Winds Are Released, Then;
- The Sealing Is Complete
- The Seven Trumpets Begin To Sound
- The Rise Of The Ten Clay Kings
- The Deadly Wound, Then;
- The Tribulation: Satan And His Angels (including the Ten Iron Kings) Are Now On Earth To Heal This Wound
- The Return of Jesus Christ
Concerning your question about Christmas, you did not say, what not doing it was. I am going to assume someone told you if you do not put up a tree and deck it with silver and gold decorations and spend thousands on gifts that you are a heathen.
If that is how the conversation went, they are about six cans short of a six pack. That does not leave much does it?
In Jeremiah 10:2-4 our Father tells us exactly what a “heathen” does.
“Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen. For the customs of the people are vain: for onecutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.“
Those words are our Father’s, not mine. He said do not be like the “heathen” and cut down a tree and decorate it. No Christian who understands this should do it and call it honoring Christ. There is no honor there and God specifically told us not to do it. Is it any wonder why He told us, “in vain they do worship me” (Matthew 15:9)?
I find it remarkably odd how some Christians understand we are not to celebrate the heathen holiday of easter, but instead Christian Passover. Yet, they feel it is okay to celebrate Christmas like a “heathen“. To each their own, but making up excuses and playing Christmas tree is doing exactly what God said not to do. We all need to be very careful not to become hypocrites, saying one celebration is okay and the other is not when they both are wrong in God’s Eyes.
Now, that is not to say we should not celebrate Christmas if CHRIST is in it. Celebrate the day, it was the day when “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,” being the day of conception (John 1:14). Take Communion if you wish, invite over family and friends for a great meal and celebration. There is nothing wrong with that.
Faithful, we have another Bible Q&A on Christmas that you may want to read as well. You can find that here: Should We Celebrate Christmas?
Question: Referring to satan’s seed. The word seed in Mathew 13:37-38 is referring to the good seed which are the Lord’s right. It is 4690 in the strongs; so are they God’s physical children too? What makes satan’s physical and christ’s spiritual?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Another Brandon, how about that, I keep running into you guys lately. All jokes aside, thank you for the question and I love that you are digging in here with the Strong’s, excellent work!
You are correct, the word “seed” in verses 37-38 is Strong’s word G4690 which means, “the male “sperm”“. However, the good seed and the bad seed are very literal. “The good seed are the children of the kingdom“.
Our Father’s Kingdom, the good seeds are our Father’s children, those who follow Him and His Word. We covered this in our study, “The Garden of Eden: The Origins of Satan’s Seed“. I would follow that study up by reading, “The Synagogue Of Satan: Those Who Claim To Be Judah But Do Lie“.
Here is an excerpt from The Garden of Eden: The Origins of Satan’s Seed;
Before we dig into this parable we must make note of the word “seed” in this 13th chapter of Matthew. In the verses preceding 24 the word “seed” is “speirō“, 4687 in your Strong’s Concordance and it means,
Probably strengthened from G4685 (through the idea of extending); to scatter, that is, sow(literally or figuratively): – sow (-er), receive seed.
In those verses we can document the word “seed” is referencing seed for growing food. However, the word “seed” as spoken by Christ concerning the tares in verses 24, 27, 37 and 38 is “sperma“, 4690 in the Strong’s and it means,
From G4687; somethng sown, that is, seed (including the male “sperm”); by implication offspring; specifically a remnant (figuratively as if kept over for planting): – issue, seed.
“Male sperm, offspring!” This is why it is very important to use the Strong’s Concordance with your studies. We are not talking about vegetable seeds, sperm does not equate to vegetables and vegetables do not have offspring. We are talking about the very seed of man, sperm, not vegetable seeds friends. What is man’s sperm used for, what does it do, think about this for a moment.
A mans sperm plus a woman’s egg gives you a child in the flesh. This is extremely important, these are not my words but the Words of Jesus Christ. Can you hear the Words of Christ, can you understand His speech?
Question: Dear Brandon & co..
I been following you since I really enjoy reading the bible studies you’re sharing. I’m from Philippines and politically chaotic too because of our leaders.
Many already died because of war in drugs and in Mindanao part of our country is fully devastated caused by Marawi-ISIS . I live in Central part province where we peacefully live and having mission activities, opening many Christian churches as possible with my pastor husband. Our church is already 40 yrs.old and have many affiliates locally & internationally, estimately almost 3000 congregation here in our main building . The founder of our church resides at Jockson ville, Florida,85 yrs.old and built several prayer towers and Bible Seminaries where my husband been training. Its been claimed by everyone that its because of God’s provision and guidance that our church is growing spiritually & financially stable. I’m quite having a difficult time and somewhat having guilt because I’m part of this church but I know that God sees my heart & knows my belief in Him. Since I’ve known the truth I’ve been studying with you and copying in handwritten the studies you are providing,though my hands have athritis,I keep on writing. I’m now in the Timeline of Tribulation, I’m thinking that if God will not allow me to live until Satan comes to deceive all, my family can read my “diaries of truth”(which I named them) & they will realize that they all been deceived. The one who believed in me when I told them the truth last year is my 9 yr.old daughter but she’s too young to understand the depth. So probably I’m thinking this studies will be my legacy to them that even when I ‘m gone, my daughter can use this studies and help her to stand for the truth,and help her family as well as the whole congregation to come out of their bondage. Well, I really have no question to you,I just want to share to someone who understands and nobody here like me knows the Truth in God’s Word.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Aurora, thank you so much for your letter.
I am sorry to hear about the instability in your nation, we have been watching that and posting some of those news items on our site.
While I know you have mixed feelings about your church family it sounds like the church is expanding and I think that is good news. I understand there are some false teachings going on, but from this letter and your past letters I know you are trying to do the right thing.
What existed in that area of the Philippines before the church? If the area was void of Christ, then certainly the church being established is a good work.
You are correct Aurora, our Father knows your heart, He knows what you are thinking (Acts 1:24). You keep that open communication path to Him through prayer. Ask Him to lead and guide you, your husband and the rest of your family including the church. Ask Him for wisdom and understanding and for Him to provide that to the leaders of the church as well. Sometimes it takes a very long time for people to open their eyes to the Truth, just continue to be supportive as you have.
All Bible teachers will one day stand before our Father and give an account of themselves concerning what they taught to God’s Children (1 Peter 4:17, Romans 14:12). We believe most teachers are trying their best, as you said, ‘God knows our heart‘ and He knows the heart of the church leaders you have as well.
Concerning the Tribulation, none of us know with certainty when it will take place. But I can say, now more than any other time in history we are seeing scripture rapidly come to pass. Literally every single day we are seeing prophecy fulfilled from every point on the globe and it continues to escalate.
We are truly humbled that you are re-writing our studies in and effort to share them with others. I find what you are doing very admirable, to try and share that information should you pass on at some point and go back into our Father’s loving arms (2 Corinthians 5:8). To seek out our Father’s Word so diligently in an effort to help others… I know our Father is very proud of you.
If it is any help, scroll to the bottom of any page on our site and look at the bottom left corner. There you will find a “Translate” tab. Click the drop down and select “Filipino”. You can print out the pages if you would like saving you some hand writing time.
We would like to thank our Father for giving us this platform in order to spread His most precious Word. We would also like to thank our readers for submitting their questions and giving us the opportunity to share them with the audience. If you would like to ask a question submit it for the next edition of this post and continue the discussion by leaving a comment below. Previous editions of Bible Question and Answer can be found in our archive.