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Bible: Question, Answer and Discussion for 2-27-2015

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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 some 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: Cayla
Question: Should we as Christians take part in Lent?


Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: We should not take part in lent. Instead, we should be celebrating Passover, specifically what I will call Christian Passover to avoid confusion with the other passover. You can read about Passover here.



Question 2:

Name: Manny
Question: 1) Hello, does the two witnesses come just before Satan or during satans time here on earth?
2) The mark of the beast; is it implemented before Satan’s gets here or is it during his return. Thank You.


Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Manny, thank you for the question. The Two Witnesses arrive after Satan steps foot on earth. Specifically, they arrive at the midst of the week. For documentation on that I am going to refer you to two past Bible Q&As where I thoroughly documented this.

Bible Q&A 9-12-14 – Concerning the Two Witnesses
Bible Q&A 3-28-14 – Concerning the Two Witnesses

Concerning the Mark of the Beast. You can read about this in Revelation 13. This mark is specifically mentioned in Revelation 13:14-17. Please read our study on this subject titled, “Mark of the Beast Revealed“.

Who is the Beast? There are two, one is Satan and the other is Satan’s one world Beast Government. Then what is the mark? Is is definitely not a physical mark as taught by mainstream Christianity. The mark is spiritually, but it does bare physical characteristics. The mark is quiet literally Satan’s lies and deception. Those who accept Satan and his Beast Government, those who have been deceived into believing Satan is Jesus Christ has effectively accepted this mark.



Question 3:

Name: Patty
Question: Would you please explain to me about Ash Wednesday and also direct me to where I can read about it in the Bible? Thank you


Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: From my understanding this goes hand in hand with lent and these are all traditions of man, not traditions of God. We have a Bible study on the subject of easter if you wish to read it.

Additional Reading: Is the Easter Holiday Biblical, How Does God Feel About It?



Question 4:

Name: Ed
Question: Holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

I looked into Christmas and found that it is surrounded in Paganism and
that most know that Christ was not born on this month so it only seems
right not to celebrate someones birthday if it is not on the correct month.
For that I discontinued the tradition but my family still wished to
celebrate it still. I tried to do gift giving on thanksgiving instead due to
no religious association to it. Plus can you celebrate Easter on Sunday
leaving the Bunnies and eggs out? Since Christ rose on the first day of the
week.Thanks for any help.


Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: It is true December 25 is not the birth date of Christ. However, it is the day that Christ dwelt with man in the flesh as God placed Him into the womb of Mary on this day so it is still a very special day. The day Christ was born was September 29th. We have a couple past Bible Q&As on this subject for those interested.

Bible Q&A 11-21-14
Bible Q&A 11-7-14

I am not sure why you want to celebrate easter being that it is most definitely pagan in nature. Easter has been created in place of the day that we as Christians should be celebrating and that day is Passover Day which is the highest Holy Day in all of Christianity. It is the day that Christ rose from the dead paying the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, giving His life for ours.

It is on Passover Day that we should gather together and take communion to honor His sacrifice for us. To remember Him and thank Him for all He has done for us.

Additional Reading: Passover: Why We Should Be Celebrating It As Christians


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  1. Brandon, excellent study here! I still can’t believe how many posts I was able to read! I had hours of enjoyable study! You and Eye on God had quite a lot of useful information that was discussed and “well” covered. Rev. 9:1 “And the [FIFTH] angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.” This is the fifth trump right? Satan releases his angels first before coming onto the scene. He is the angel of the bottomless pit. Further reading says “they” have five months. Is this an example of what we just discussed in Luke 21:24 of mixing an expanse of time together for our better understand of the whole picture? Satan arrives at the sixth trump in a dramatic dazzling display of an angel of light. I just figured these fallen angels come in first to set the stage for Satan’s entrance as instead of Jesus. These angels will continue to form and consolidate the one world beast government- perhaps with a purposeful flaw- that allows Satan to swoop in as Jesus and presto! I agree that Satan will be here five months, but I don’t understand why these five months are written to occur in the fifth trump?
    That’s all for now, for I have been very loaded down with new information and ideas and need to digest it all with a good nights sleep.
    Once again, thank you Brandon and all who posted on this subject.
    Until tomorrow: God bless.

    • Driving for God, yes Revelation 9 is very expanded. Noticed in Revelation 9:6 men will seek death and will not find it. That is not speaking of the fifth or even sixth trumpet. But the seventh, when men wish for rocks to fall on them as they witness the appearance of the True Christ. As always you are very welcome and we are glad to have you a part of the site as well.

  2. Hi Brandon!

    That’s quite a remarkable job on answering the questions and concerns in
    such an easy to understand and well laid out format! Well appreciated!

    We’ve hashed out on the *timing* of the 2 Witnesses before…and I’ve taken our *differences* on what you’ve faithfully and wholeheartedly written on the subject into *deep* consideration! Real deep!

    I’ve since come to accept, from your dedicated perseverance on this issue of the *timing*…that they may very well be here a few days…*BEFORE*…Satan reveals himself as the *Instead of Christ/ Antichrist* (based on the Solar vs lunar calendars).

    That will be in the midst of the week, as I understand it to be…which would make that, 2 1/2 months into the 5 months tribulation, after matching up the written Scriptures regarding the time periods as is pertinent / relevant to this topic… which you’ve clearly outlined in this very helpful work, referenced above in…Bible Q&A 3-28-14 and Bible Q&A 9-12-14.

    So in other words…We have already agreed that Satan will be here on
    earth for the full 5 months tribulation, in which my issue was the
    *timing* of the 2 Witnesses…and I still believe that the 2 Witnesses
    *will* have a few days head-start, prior to Satan revealing himself as
    God/Christ. Only difference now…is that I’ve come to accept that the 2
    Witnesses may NOT be here just prior to the *full* 5 months…but…towards the end of the First HALF of that allotted time…in which Satan
    spends healing the *Deadly Wound* / heading the *One World Political

    Much of the *SEALING* of God’s Truths regarding the Tribulations of the End-times are being done NOW…in this generation of the *Fig Tree*…by Shepherd’s Chapel chapter by chapter, verse by verse, here a little, there a little Bible teachings…and…right here on this WEB’site! The 2 Witnesses will pump it up even further…BIG time!

    Just thought I’d let you know, how much your hard work
    and dedication to this Ministry, helps us to dig deeper, to mature in
    God/Christ Truths!

    Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

    May God continue to lead, guide and direct…all those who earnestly teach and seek His Truths!

    Thank you for assisting us with that, Brandon! You’ve certainly helped me reach that conclusion!

    God Bless!

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