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Bible Question and Answer
Welcome to our bi-weekly post 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 one of them. So please join us and feel free to chime in on the discussion in the comments section below this post.

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Question 1:

Name: Frank
Question: Will the people of Israel need the red heifer when they build the temple during the tribulation?


Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Frank.

Most of Christianity thinks those who call themselves Judah are “God’s chosen people“. What we must realize is that Judah is one tribe of twelve tribes. One single tribe. There are eleven other tribes and along with Judah they spread about the globe fulfilling the promise God made to Abraham that his seed would become many nations (Genesis 17:1-9). Not just one, but many nations and those nations are the Christian nations of today. Dr. E Raymond Capt has an outstanding study guide on this subject.

Further, have you ever asked yourself what “God’s chosen people” even means? Chosen for what? We discussed this topic in our study titled, “The Saints and Their Role in the Tribulation.” They, being all twelve tribes were chosen by God to spread His Word to the nations of the world. Not because He loved them more than anyone else. I want you to understand God had to choose a people to keep His Word coming down from generation to generation and that is the purpose of the twelve tribes. We should note, “there is no respect of persons with God(Romans 2:11) and God loves all of His children.

So the question remains, do those who claim to be of Judah go by the name of Christ (2 Chronicles 7:14)? Do they call themselves Christians, do they study God’s Word the Bible or another book?

With that having been said I will now answer your question.

No sacrifice is required before the Messiah Jesus Christ returns. Why? Because Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior became our Passover Lamb when He died on the cross for us. His Blood was shed for one and all times.

How about the temple?

Please turn your Bible with me to,

1 Corinthians 3:16-17
16 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”

17 “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”

We are the temple of God Frank. A physical building is not a part of prophecy, I would not be looking for that as a sign of Christ’s appearance and remember the false Christ comes first.

Please turn your Bible with me one more time to,

Revelation 3:12
12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”

He that overcomes what? Those who overcome the Tribulation of Satan. Those who ensure they have enough oil in their lamps and vessels. Those who make a stand for God.

They will be pillars in the temple of our Father.
Additional Reading: Bible: Question, Answer and Discussion for 08-01-2014 Q1



Question 2:

Name: Patty
Question: I have a Bible that a very good friend gave to me and it is a Holman Christian Standard Bible – I was reading about studying God’s word and the article suggested that I get the Amplified Bible. Would you please explain what this Bible is and/or make suggestions as to what Bible would be better to a new learner of our father’s word? I like my Bible as it is written in more simplistic terms that makes it easier for me to understand but always worry about man’s translations. I listen to Pastor Arnold Murray on TV almost daily and get so much out of his teachings but know that I need to study on my own also.

Thank you so much for everything this ministry does to help God’s children.


Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Patty thank you for the question and you are very welcome.

We recommend the Standard King James Version Bible. Yes, at first it might be a little more difficult to understand with the old English, but trust me that fades away very quickly! It really is not as difficult as many make it out to be. If we think back to the times of old children used to learn how to read from this Book. You can do it Patty!

We also recommend the Companion Bible by Dr. E. W. Bullinger. This is a Standard King James Version Bible with the notes of Dr. Bullinger in the margin. Some of the notes are proper translations of words etc. which really help the newer student of the Bible. You can order one through the Shepherd’s Chapel or through online retailers like as an example.

Additional Reading: Why We Use the King James Bible



Question 3:

Name: George
Question: Can you tell me about when Jesus was born? And if it’s ok to celebrate it? I would like too without trees and lights and a bunch of lies. Thank you God Bless


Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question George. While it is not common knowledge among Christians of today, our Lord and Savior was actually born on September 29th and conceived on December 25th. Dr. Bullinger did an outstanding job of documenting through the scriptures the correct birth date of Jesus Christ. One of the most obvious signs is the shepherd’s would not have been tending their flocks in the field during the cold winter months. Instead, the shepherds would have had their animals pinned up in their barns at this time and thus not tending to their flocks in the field.

If we understand “the course of Abia” from the Scriptures then we can come to understand the truth birth date of Christ was September 29th.

With that said, I believe we should still celebrate on December 25th. Why? On December 25th the conception of Jesus Christ took place in the womb of Mary. In that moment, in that instant, “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,” (John 1:14). Our Savior was effectively placed on this earth and that is worth rejoicing over!

I agree with you about leaving out the tree’s and all of the consumerism that has overtaken the day set aside to honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We spoke about this in our last edition of Bible Q&A.

Instead, let us bring Christ into Christmas. We can do that by getting together with our families and enjoying a wonderful meal together in honor of Christ. Do a Bible study and teach your children the truth of what happened on December 25th. Put together activities for them like coloring pages which can be downloaded online for free or other arts and crafts. This is a great way to gain the attention of your children and help them understand the true meaning of Christmas.



Question 4:

Name: Michelle
Question: Thank you for serving God through your blog. Can you describe spiritual warfare? I strongly feel I have been attacked at 2 different points in my life; both in which I was serving the Lord in a more bold way. It doesn’t scare me because I have God’s protection and love, but I would really like to understand it better.
Thank you!


Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Michelle. Spiritual warfare is essentially Satan and his angels (evil spirits) intervening in peoples life in a negative way.

I believe there are a couple different categories to spiritual warfare. One is very broad and the other is very personal.

Broadly we see spiritual warfare playing out daily on a global level. We were told in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 and 2 Peter 3:3-4 that during the last days wickedness in the world would increase and we are witnessing that with each passing day. A great example is homosexual marriage which is now legal in 33 of the 50 states.

Spiritual warfare on a personal level consists of what you described, personal attacks which are caused by evil spirits. I have never experienced one of these attacks myself, but I do have close friends that have. One friend explained when they were trying to apply God’s Word to their life they were spiritually attacked violently.

Not all attacks are violent however. Someone of them can feel very positive.

One friend explained they truly thought it was God who was talking to them and comforting them as well. Even to the degree of making them feel very warm inside. They were so moved they told me about it the same day, but things quickly did not add up during our conversation. I explained to them it was not God telling them those things and explained why. Later that night this person became terrified because they could feel something trying to overcome them is how it was described. I demanded with authority that the evil spirit leave the individual and the home in the name of Jesus Christ. It is extremely important to note that I have no power, but it is by the name of Jesus Christ that carries the weight and made it possible. We then prayed together and I anointed (with olive oil) the home and the individual as well in the name of Jesus Christ (James 5:14).

From my experience spiritual attacks come upon new believers or Christians trying to get closer to our Father and that is one of the last things Satan wants to see happen.

As you said though Michelle, we have God’s protection and should not be afraid (Deuteronomy 31:6, Isaiah 41:10, Psalms 27: “Whom Shall I Fear?”). Instead, we should go on the offensive and order out the evil in the name of Jesus Christ boldly and with authority.

Let us open our Bibles and read about spiritual warfare and how we can be prepared for it.

Ephesians 6:10
10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”

First we must be strong in the Lord. We must be a spiritual warrior for Christ strong enough to fend off the enemy. You may recall the account of the men who tried to cast out evil spirits in the name of Jesus Christ. It did not work, because they lacked faith and instead were overcome by those same evil spirits (Acts 19:13-16). We must be strong and firm in our beliefs and let wickedness know we will not be shaken or intimidated because we have Jesus Christ on our side. We boldly demand with authority and order out any evil in our homes and lives in the name of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 6:11
11 “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

This is not physical armour, but spiritual armor and we wear it in order to stand again Satan.

Ephesians 6:12
12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Spiritual warfare. We put on the armour of God for this fight.

Ephesians 6:13
13 “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

Ultimately, we will wear this armour during the Tribulation of Satan.

Ephesians 6:14
14 “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;”

Verse 14-17 will document we are talking about spiritual items that we must posses in order to stand against Satan.

Ephesians 6:15
15 “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;”

That Gospel of peace is the Word of God.

Ephesians 6:16
16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

We quench the fiery darts of the wicked with our shield of faith. If we only have a little faith we are not going to stop many darts. We need to be strong in our faith and resolute.

Ephesians 6:17
17 “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”

We can also read about this sword in Revelation 1:12-16 and Revelation 19:15 among other places. This sword is the Word of God and the truth of His Word cuts both ways. It is the sword we can always count on to conquer our enemies.

Additional Reading: The Oil of the Ten Virgins


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  1. Hi Brandon! I love Q & A Fridays and I always look forward to it, as I’ve stated quite a few times in the past! We all can learn so much from them…whether it be…learning something new or re-visiting a topic to keep it fresh in our minds…it’s wonderful to visit the website…period!
    Thank you so much for doing such a great job sharing and answering them in it’s simplicity, and in such an easy to use format!

    Regarding a statement in your answer to “Frank”…first question up…where you have stated:

    “We should note, “there is no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:11) and God loves all of His children.”

    Thank God for His Nature, in that with Him…”there is no respect of persons”! But as far as the part of that response which states:

    “God loves *ALL* of His children.” (Asterisks mine…to place emphasis)…There are Scriptures which proves otherwise.

    I am quite certain that you already know this, but for the sake of the ‘young’ in Christ and new viewers, I am sharing this.

    I’ve had many debates where folks used that same line to me…so I would just like to share a bit of God’s Truth on that. They say to me…oh God loves *ALL* folks…He loves everybody…not just some…He is a God of Love *only*! I’ve even been called an un’Christian…because I disagree with that!

    But the plain *TRUTH* is…God does *not* love *ALL* of His children…as evident in the verses below:

    Old Testament:
    Malachi 1:2-3

    Malachi 1:2 “I have loved you, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? Saith the Lord: yet I loved Jacob, 3 And I *HATED* Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.”

    Second Witness…..

    New Testament:
    Romans 9:13-14 “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I *HATED*. 14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.”

    And if we started reading from verse 11…we will see that God had made that statement…even while Jacob and Esau were still in their mother’s womb! And for the sake of the ‘young’ in God’s Word, who may think that that is *unfair*…they may need to do the research to understand where this *hatred* started, as far as Esau…as well as others, are concerned…which you have well documented, right here on World Events and the Bible, Brandon! I believe that the topical study “Satan’s Sin” documents it a bit, if I’m not mistaken!

    Esau had shown great disrespect for the Heritage which God had given him, in this Earth Age of flesh man as well.

    Firstly…Esau married out of His race of people, which God forbade. This made it impossible for Christ to be born through Esau because he corrupted the bloodline.

    Secondly… What did Esau do as far as the value of the Abrahamic covenant goes?

    He traded it…gave it away for one bowl of red pottage / soup…mush! What a horrendous insult to our Heavenly Father. Esau placed absolutely *no value* on the Heritage of God or any
    part of God’s Word and promises. He did not wish to be an heir of our Heavenly Father.

    What’s our Father to do?

    Well…He *hated* him! God’s Righteous Indignation!

    And lets not even get started on Satan and his ‘wonderful’ 7000 fallen angels…that’s another 7001 whom God *hates* in addition to Esau! So much so…that He has already sentenced them *ALL* to death! Esau wasn’t in that God-awful bunch…he may not have done as *terrible* as they have…but he was also *hated* by God…that’s for sure! He may have been placed back in God’s Amazing Grace at some point later…UNLIKE…Satan and the 7000…but that’s another story for another time!

    The 7000 will die instantly…at the Return of Christ…no waiting for *The Great White Throne Judgment* for them! They have already been *Judged*…though Satan, is the only one *named* that has already been sentenced to *perish*! Hence the title: Son of Perdition…his turn comes at the End of the Millennium…where he will be turned to ashes from within! Ezekiel 28 where he is called the “king of Tyrus”…*before* his fall from Grace…and the “prince of Tyrus”…*after* his fall from Grace, documents this!

    So…YEP!…God actually *HATES* some of His children!

    And for Good reason!

    They *unrepentantly*, blatantly and repeatedly *forsake* Him…and transgressed His Laws and Commandments! Malicious, unrepentant, habitual sinners!

    How would any *true* Christian believer, like to have *those*…on the same side of *Paradise* with you? The same side with the *King of Peace* Himself! How could you expect our Father to continue to *love* them? It is natural that you do *not* continue to love those, that commit such terrible acts against you! Well…our Father is even *more* natural than you! He is SUPER’natural!

    That’s what some of His children chose to do with their *Freewill*!

    ‘Nice’ bunch, huh?

    Thanks for bringing this wonderful forum to us ‘B’! We soooo appreciate your dedication and labor of love!

    May God continue to bless you!

    • Good job pointing all of that out EyeonGod. God definitely does not love the fallen angels or Satan though at one time He did. I agree concerning Esau as well.

      I was speaking more towards flesh men, but I did not clarify that. One scripture I would like to point out is.

      2 Peter 3:9
      “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

      God does not want anyone to die. Why? Because He does love them. But you are right EyeonGod, God will kill the fallen angels along with Satan and the truth be told a large number of God’s children will ultimately end up in the Lake of Fire (simply meaning, death) as well.

      You are very welcome for the Q&A, we enjoy bringing it forward for all of our readers. We thank our readers for continuing to write in their questions and of course we thank our Father for allowing us to do His Work.

      • Thank you Brandon for clarifying that! I certainly trusted….that with you…being one of God’s own…would document His Truths as it should be shared! Just what you’ve committed and dedicated yourself to do on this website alone…speaks to that!

        I truly appreciate the supporting verse, which you’ve added there…showing God’s amazing Love for all the souls that He has ever created…in that He “is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that *ANY* should perish, but that *ALL* should come to repentance.”

        Though it is *not* possible that they *all* will….as evident in Satan and the Fallen Angels, as well as countless others…”flesh men” (no gender intended, mankind in general)…according to God’s Word….as it is written:

        Revelation 12:9
        And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which *DECEIVETH* the *WHOLE* world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

        Well…except for God’s elect… and…the over-comers who saw the Light before it was too late!

        Revelation 13:8
        And ALL that dwell upon the earth SHALL worship him, whose names are NOT written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

        Those have worshiped the Antichrist…instead of the *True Christ*! They were *deceived*…did *not* overcome! Those whose names were written in the Lamb’s Book of Life…*did* overcome!

        *If* one’s name is NOT written in the book of life of the Lamb slain…guess where they are headed!

        1 Timothy 4:1
        Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some SHALL depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

        Just look how many churches are accepting the doctrines of devils, giving heed to seducing spirits…in allowing SSM in their so called ‘Christian’ churches today! ABOMINATION! Sodom & Gomorrah were completely destroyed because of Perversion of the same sort / Immorality! Perversion of God’s *Natural* Order for *mankind*! Male + Female = Natural Copulation! Any other *combo* = Perversion! Un-natural! Simple!

        God may love the folks that are homosexual / gay…but He utterly *DETESTS* the act of Homosexuality and Sodomy in general! Ever wonder where that term *Sodom’y* came from? Does anyone see the word *Sodom* like in Sodom the *sinful* City, in there? Hint! Hint! Well He completely *destroyed* Sodom, as I’ve already mentioned! And He will do the same again…to this modern day one too! Nothing *new* under the sun!

        Just read for yourselves…in God’s Word:
        Old Testament: Leviticus 20:13…Leviticus 18:22…Genesis 19:5-7

        As a second plus other witnesses to show that God did *not* change His mind on homosexuality / immorality / perversion….also read:
        New Testament: Romans 1:24 – 28…1 Corinthians 6:9-11…Jude 1:7…1 Timothy 1:10…Matthew 19:5…2 Peter 2:6-8…and that’s apart from the other verses which speak against *male cult prostitution*!

        Goes to show…that our Heavenly Father is the same…yesterday, today and forever! We are extremely fortunate to be living in a period of *Grace*…through the blood of the ultimate Sacrificial Lamb…who gave His Life to Atone for our sins…and to defeat *Death*…which is to say…the Devil / Satan / Antichrist! And so…he is a *dead man walking*…already sentenced to *PERISH*…Son of Perdition! Why does anyone allow themselves to be wholly seduced by him…is beyond me! Why choose *Death* along with him…instead of *Eternal Life* in Christ Yeshua (Jesus)? All one has to do to achieve that…is to REPENT…and accept Christ as your Lord and Savior! BELIEVE upon Him to be *saved*…that’s all it takes! Is that so difficult? John 3:16 would witness to that!

        I *strongly* suggest that you read from the King James Version (KJV) Bible…*AVOID / STAY CLEAR* of New Versions…modern-day translations…as well as Modern-day Bibles…and their Commentary (man’s word, instead of God’s)…*if* you are truly interested in knowing exactly how our Heavenly Father look upon this Abomination! For wicked, evil scribes have cunningly and cleverly devised ways to change *key* words and their meanings…as God meant it to be…in His Love Letter to us…the Bible! Huh! I wonder *WHY*?

        In order to seduce, confuse, deceive and lure you *away* from our True Heavenly Father…and right into the arms of theirs….Antichrist / Satan / Destroyer / Apollyon / Abaddon / Serpent / Lucifer / Death / Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil / King of Tyrus / Prince of Tyrus / Devil…amongst a few other names by which he is called in God’s Word…*Same Entity*! That’s *WHY*! Don’t be fooled, seduced or be taken in by him, his Kenite descendants / spawns…and their useful idiot helpers, in this world today!

        STAY IN GOD’S WORD! EVERYDAY! FOR EVERYDAY IS A *GOOD* DAY, EVEN WITH TROUBLE…Do you know *WHY*? BECA– USE YESHUA (JESUS) CHRIST…He *is* the *LIVING WORD*!…by Pastor Arnold Murray…who has since joined our Heavenly Father in Heaven! Still holds *true* today and forever!

        Some of us literally beg for God’s Cursings and Wrath…for they push our Loving Heavenly Father to His Limits! His Righteous Indignation takes over then! Just like it did with Satan and the 7000 Fallen angels! Then you turn around and blame God! Oh that’s dangerous business right there folks!

        Lake of Fire awaits many, *after* the Millennium and Great White Throne Judgment….quite *unfortunately*! They’ve placed themselves there! No one else to blame! Our Father is fair! They’ve had their many chances…for our Father *is* Long-suffering…very patient! But they forsake Him…He did *not* forsake them! So terribly sad, that they refused to listen to our Loving Heavenly Father!

        Thank you for sharing! Thank you for caring, ‘B’!

        God bless!

      • Brandon, between you and EyeonGod you pretty much have this covered. Even so, I would like to throw in my own thoughts on this.

        God started out loving ALL His children, until some of them turned against Him and began to hate God. That changed everything, forever. Revelation tell us one third of God’s children willingly chose to follow Satan, they must have hated God in order to do that. That one third while in the flesh would be the opposite of the Elect, they made their decision and have already proven themselves, you could call them Satan’s Elect because he is their god. God uses them to complete the unpleasant side of his plan and they will die in the lake of fire. If you have ever loved someone who hates you, then you will understand why. I, as many others, believe the world is filled to the brim with those people in these end times.

        It is the remaining two thirds of the people who God loves and is long suffering toward, hoping all will come to repentance. I believe the weakest of them are in the world today, and as such they are easily persuaded to follow Satan, now in the flesh and also again at the end of the millennium, and they too will burn in the lake of fire.

        That does not mean God will hate everyone He has to destroy. I’m sure some will be destroyed not because they hate God or because God hates them, but because they are weak and will not pass the trial, they will not love AND stand with God, instead they will, to their doom, once again follow Satan due to their stupidity and weakness and they will die because of it.

        EVERYONE has to prove they will follow God and not be pulled or driven away from him. We are being tested, that is what the flesh is all about. For those who fail, God will destroy them, even though God does not hate all of them. God will do this not only for himself, He will do it for the sake of His children that do love and follow Him, so there will never again be any discontent and they can and will be happy for the eternity. This cannot be an easy thing for God, to do this God must have a very deep and protective love for His children that do follow Him.

        To wrap it up:

        Some hate God. God hates them in return and will destroy them.

        Some don’t care one way or the other, God is not fond of them either and they too will be destroyed. Do not sit on the fence, God will spew you out.

        Some love God but for whatever reason, will follow Satan, they too will be destroyed. This will no doubt be a painful thing for God to do, but He will do it.

        Some love God and will follow him no matter what, they will live.

        It is easy to see there are going to be far fewer people in the eternity than God created in the beginning.

        • Thank you for the comment James. We wrote about what you are describing in our study titled, “Satan’s Sin” as well.

        • well, as a Christian I don’t think anyone, should point and accuse, anyone, there’s too much mystery! God is of Love, And Life. I can’t see leaving anyone left out! Jesus is in all, Gods all around. I think we should all start treating one another, as if he were Jesus. Your not to judge, or gossip on who is who! only GOD knows. 🙂
          Irene Betzold

      • Brandon, good point on the reference to flesh man! I believe God still loves all his children that have at least obeyed Him enough to do His will by being born from above. The fallen angels would not obey this command, and therefore; were sentenced to death. God says “Esau *have* I hated”, which means to me that God, in the world that was, hated Esau; but now that he obeyed God’s word, his status was upgraded and put on probation with the rest of God’s children that are born again. So in the flesh, God may not like what the majority of His children are doing, but He does love us all and holds out hope for them.
        Thank you and Godspeed.

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