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Bible: Question, Answer and Discussion for 04-10-2015

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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: Wayne
Question: What about casting out devils?

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Wayne, thank you for the question. I am not sure exactly which angle you are looking for here so let me just freely talk about this subject. Please turn your Bible with me to,

Luke 10:19
19 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

We are not talking about literal snakes. I guarantee if you step on a rattlesnake you will get bit. Who then are we talking about? Who is the enemy of God and naturally the enemy of His children? Satan of course (Revelation 12:9). The scorpions are the locust army which in part will come with Satan, his fallen angels at the start of the Tribulation (Revelation 9:1-10).

Who granted us this authority, this power over our enemies? Jesus Christ of course. Please turn your Bible with me now to,

Mark 9:38
38 “And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.”

Read very close now.

Mark 9:39-40
39 “But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.”

40 “For he that is not against us is on our part.”

In whose name? In the name of Jesus Christ, this is how we have power over our enemies and this is how we cast out evil spirits. This man did not walk in the presence of Christ, but he was wise enough to understand who Christ was and used Christ’s name to cast out evil spirits an in no other name would they ever leave anyway. This is what we as Christians should do, boldly in the name of Jesus Christ order out that evil spirit and demand it be sent back to Heaven and bound there.

Turn your Bible one more time with me to,

Luke 11:24-25
24 “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.”

25 “And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.”

Never ever think once you cast out an evil spirit that everything is okay. Is this a lack of faith? Absolutely not, let us read the scriptures of our Father.

Luke 11:26
26 “Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.”

If we ever have to cast out an evil spirit you better make certain you place the light of Jesus Christ where the evil spirit once was or it will comeback to this vessel with seven other evil spirits more wicked than he was. Cast out that wicked and ask our Father to assist in filling the vessel with Christ, then plant your seeds if it is an individual and do your best to ensure that newly placed light of Christ grows into a beautiful flame of fire.

 

 

Question 2:

Name: Cayla & Stephanie
Question: Brandon,

Thank you for all your help. You are a huge help with studying God’s letter
for myself and family! I am still a bit confused about Deuteronomy 14:21.
So does that mean we shouldn’t have cheeseburgers? Or my mom cooks
hamburger with a cheese sauce cooked together.

Should we avoid theses things? We want to do what we can to listen to God.
We know the world is hard and we fall short always, but we figure if we
can’t handle more of the simple things than it will be a bit tuff in
handling the harder things.

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Ladies you are very welcome and thank you for being a part of our site as well. For our readers, the reference here is from our previous edition of Bible Q&A which you can find here.

I think the key to your answer is at the end of Deuteronomy 14:21 which states, “Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk“. Do not cook the calf in his mother’s milk. The way our foods are processed these days I believe it would be next to impossible to consume food where the calf was cooked in its own mother’s milk.

So while cheese is from milk and you are eating a burger with it, is it from the same family? That is extremely doubtful and I believe eating this is okay. I hope this helps you in your decision.

 

 

Question 3:

Name: Tina
Question: Would you please explain “men slept” in Matthew 13:25, The Parable of the Tares. I looked in the appendix and in I Thess. 4:14 and I Thess. 5:6, 7, 10. I am still not getting it. Thank you

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Tina. Let us open our Bibles to understand the subject.

Matthew 13:24
24
“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:”


In this parable who is this “man“? It is our Father in Heaven and the good seed is Adam.

Matthew 13:25
25 “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.”

Men slept” is simply an analogy that God was not present when this event in verse 25 took place. Better said it is a parable, something to get us to understand a story from a different perspective. This act by this enemy was covert and very deceptive.

Let me ask, who is this enemy spoken of in this verse? It is Satan himself known as the serpent in the Garden of Eden and you can document Satan is the serpent in Revelation 12:9.

Satan sowed tares in the field which is the world. That field was full of wheat so naturally tares look just like wheat right until the time of harvest and that is about the only time you can tell them a part. They are vile and will make you sick.

Christ has given us a parable that explains Satan sowed seed, which are his children in this world. If this is new to you I would ask that you read our study titled, “The Garden of Eden: The Origins of Satan’s Seed“. This will really bring it all together for you with scripture documentation along the entire path.

Additional Reading: The Synagogue of Satan: Those Who Claim To Be Judah But Do Lie

 

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9 Comments

  1. Thanks Brandon for doing what you do, I will add something from St. Paul for question 2. “The kingdom of heaven is not meat nor drink…..”

  2. Driving for God.

    April 11, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Concerning the man.
    I agree that the man in the parable represented God, and that while his seed( Adam ) slept, the serpent snuck into the garden and beguiled Eve, which resulted in her conceiving Cain. Cain’s children are the tares. Also, The word slept means just that: Companion bible; appendix 171.1. Also, I believe, if I’m not mistaken, is that the second influx of fallen angels were never entirely wiped out. Their diluted down to our size off spring our still producing seed as well. I say diluted down to our size because, I’m assuming Cain was probably a giant as well,( think of Sargon the Magnificent, his helmet was a whopper ); but through the centuries of time, became smaller and smaller, until becoming normal size. Again, if I’m mistaken, please let me know, for this parable teaches on many levels; in fact, to the very mystery of God’s word.
    Humbly, your student.

    • And yes ‘Driving for God! That’s where it all started…right there in the Garden of Eden. Satan planted his ‘poisonous’ seed Cain, whose descendants are very much well and alive, and with us today!

      They look average size now, because they have mixed in with all the races of the world today.

      But they especially like to hide amongst the Good seed! Satan particularly hates them and all those who sincerely love our Heavenly Father.

      Good figs….bad figs! Just as it is written in Jeremiah 24. They intermingled so much with the good seed, you can hardly…visibly tell the difference.

      That’s one of the reasons we are to wait for God’s *reapers*…and LEAVE THEM ALONE…lest we may root up the good with the bad…the wheat with the *poisonous* tares. And besides…God uses them also…to carry out the negative part of His Plan…just like their Serpent father. God tests His children.

      I truly appreciate your contribution.

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

  3. Good day Brandon,

    I always look forward to the Q & A segment here on WEB…there’s such a wealth of information to help us better understand and mature in God’s Word!

    Thank you for bringing it to us!

    Regarding Tina’s question above on “men slept”…as it pertains to the following verse:

    Matthew 13:25 But while MEN SLEPT, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

    I believe the *subject* in that verse…is the *Kingdom*…(the King in His Dominion)…the King and His Dominion…and what it is “likened” to…as given in the prior verse:

    Matthew 13:24 “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The KINGDOM of
    heaven is LIKENED unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:”

    You’ve stated in your response to her: “Men slept” is simply an analogy that God was *NOT* present when this event in verse 25 took place.” (Caps for emphasis, mine)

    I understood…”men slept”… to mean: But while they were *resting* from their hard days labor.

    It did not occur to me, that it was an “analogy” that God was *NOT* present…being that this verse concerns…the King and His Dominion…and is stating that it’s the… “men”… that “slept”

    For better understanding of what you meant there…do you mind elaborating a bit, on that conclusion?

    As usual…your assistance in helping us mature in God’s Word…is always appreciated.

  4. Just Trying to Help

    April 11, 2015 at 4:38 AM

    Concerning Tina’s question.
    Brandon you wrote:
    “Men slept” is simply an analogy that God was not present when this event in verse 25 took place. Better said it is a parable, something to get us to understand a story from a different perspective. This act by this enemy was covert and very deceptive.”
    I have to disagree with you here. I believe God is always present, that is why you can never hide anything from Him. The verse says men slept, it does not say God slept. I believe the correct meaning of “men slept” is men were unaware. Mankind had their eyes close to what was going on in the world, pretty much as it is now and as it has always been. Men were unaware when the evil seed was planted, men have been unaware as the children of Satan took over this world, and men are still unaware and sleeping even now at the close of this world. There is nothing new under the sun.

    • Thank you for chiming in. I agree, God is always present and I think I could have done a better job here, but you stepped in and fixed that for us. Thank you.

      • Hello All,
        After reading all input (one heart), I too also agree that God is always present. I now understand the meaning. Thank you all (one heart). Brandon keep up the good works in spreading the Word, and look forward to the next Q&A.

    • I strongly agree! If you are sound asleep or are in a deep rest from a hard day’s work…you most certainly will be ”unaware” of this covert activity by the enemy!

      That’s what the word “slept” in that verse strongly indicate.

      All the more reason we should always have alert Watchmen…as we await the casting out of the *enemy*…Antichrist and the Fallen angels.

      And Brandon does a great job in helping us do just that on this WEB’site!

      God Bless.

    • Opposite of being a watchman.

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