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Question 1:

Name: Susan
Question: We also study with the chapel and we are looking more into the raiser of taxes and was wondering if you have a study on the subject.

Answer:

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

We do not have a study on the raiser of taxes. As a note Dr. Bullinger believes this was historical. I personally do not see anyone who fits this bill today. Please turn your Bible with me to,

Daniel 11:20-21
20 “Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.” 

21 “And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.”

Whether verse 20 is historical or not is anyone’s guess. One thing for certain is Satan is the one being spoken of in verse 21 and he stands up in the estate. Satan is not going to be king of one country. Satan will stand up and claim to be king of the world. My point is, if verse 20 is for the present/future then I would expect it to be on a global scale not at the nation state level.

 

 

Question 2:

Name: Marsha
Question: In Lev. 23 it talks about the feast days and that we are to observe them throughout our generations and teach them  to our children.  I know that Christ became our Passover. The Day of Atonement was 50 days after the Passover.  We are told that 3 times a year we should observed them.  The feast of trumpets, feast of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day are all in the month of September.  What is our duty of the last generation to do?  Keep them all or has some Statues and Ordinances been done away with?

Looking forward to your thoughts and God’s will.

Seeking for truth

Answer:

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

Before we start I would like to note the Day of Atonement is on the tenth day of the seventh month (Leviticus 23:27). While Pentecost is 50 days from Passover I think you understand that (Leviticus 23:15-17).

There are seven feast days mentioned in Leviticus 23 and I believe this is a chapter everyone should take the time to read for themselves. God lays out each of the feast days and describes what actions should be taken on the part of the people. Each feast day requires an offering to the Lord. The Lord sums up what He asked for with respect to the feast days in verse 37. Please turn your Bible with me to,

Leviticus 23:37
37 “These are the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:”

This is the entire point of all of the feast days to make an offering to the Lord in order to cleanse the individual, essentially to wipe away their sin (Leviticus 1:1-4). You pointed out that Leviticus says we are to observe these feasts throughout our generations which is true. However, there is one big key point we need to take away. Please turn your Bible with me to,

Leviticus 23:14
14 “And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.”

The Lord said four times in Leviticus 23 that we are to observe the feast days throughout our generations. However, the key point for us today is in each of these instances God told us these were “statutes”. You can find these four instances in Leviticus 23:14, 21, 31, 41. The word “statute” is strong’s word 2708 in your Hebrew dictionary and it is the same word as “ordinance”. So what do we know about “statutes” and “ordinances”? Please turn your Bible with me to,

Colossians 2:13
13 “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.”

How are we dead in our sins? Through Jesus Christ who became our Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7).

Colossians 2:14
14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross.”

Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior took these “statutes” these “ordinances” and nailed them to the Cross when He died for us. We no longer have to offer a sacrifice to the Lord to be forgiven of our sins and all of those feast days were surrounded in blood sacrifice and offerings to the Lord. Jesus Christ became that offering for one and all time (Hebrews 10:10). God has, “desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings, (Hosea 6:6). Our Father simply wants our love. After all, we were created for God’s pleasure (Revelation 4:11).

Colossians 2:16
16Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.”

Why? When Christ died on the Cross He took all things contrary to us away.

Colossians 2:17
17 “Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.”

The feast days and sin offerings were merely a shadow which means a precursor to Christ and He simply came to fulfill these “statutes” and “ordinances(Matthew 5:17-18). I think we have laid the point, but we are going to take this just a bit further.

Almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission,(Hebrews 9:22). That was true then and it is today, only Christ fulfilled this requirement for us. Blood sacrifice was, “a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience,(Hebrews 10:9). Why? “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins,(Hebrews 10:4). They are simply animals, only Christ’s Blood is worthy to wash away sin. So why did our Father have blood sacrifice to begin with? Please turn your Bible with me to,

Hebrews 10:1
1 “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.”

Blood sacrifice was never intended to make one perfect.

Hebrews 10:2-3
2 “For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.”

3 “But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.”

Until it was time for Christ to lay His Life down for us our Father had to have a way for the people to put some price and some understanding to sin. By setting a date where the people had to stop their lives and actually take the best of their property, in this case animals and sacrifice them to the Lord, this stuck out in their mind and made an impression. Without some form of payment, the people would have no conscience of their sin.

Hebrews 9:14-15
14 “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

15 “And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.”

Hebrews 10:10
10 “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”

Amen.

 

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  1. Victory In Christ

    September 1, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    I have also studied with Pastor Arnold Murray and credit him with many answered questions I have had. I thank the Father for leading me to him. However, as time goes by and the Holy Spirit reveals more to us like who the raiser of taxes will be, there are many other things we may have thought we knew and dont. Another teaching of Pastor
    Murray was that Satan would come pretending to be Jesus. The more I learn and the more I think about this thing I have my doubts. Satan portrays our Father as being intolerant and rigid . People want a God that is accepting of everything they can imagine if he were a loving God. The point I’m trying to make is that Satan would not have to come as our Christ to deceive the World. He will be disguised as an angel ( messenger)of light( higher knowledge). The enemy right now are working on something..to do with aliens or angels..and that we have been taught lies from our beginning through our holiest book the Bible and that they are our true creators. Just thinking out loud people. Let us all be careful and watch , study and pray…

  2. I did not belittle or try to belittle no one……raiser of taxes Book of Daniel chapt 11 verse 20 IS obama….” The glory of the kingdom” USA…….The raiser of the taxes started in jan 1st 2011…….
    Pastor Murray , he did not say obama !!!! We are watchmen…..See…..hear….
    Pastor Murray was a great man, and still is in my heart….Yes, he was a man and ALL the glory goes to our Heavenly Father thru the Son Jesus….BUT Pastor Murray walked with the Father and saw and heard Him….Facts and facts..
    Spirtual Discerment …I say Book of Daniel chap 11 verse 20 is obama…..Read thru the lines….Any who studied with pastor Murray knows this verse and we know……..
    Do NOT put words in my saying this……………Many know this….Do you??

    • When you said, “Are you blind and dumb” that is belittling the one who asked the question and those who do not agree with you about the raiser of taxes. You seem to think it is God’s Word that says it is obama, but that is your own opinion which was not formed from your own mind. Think for yourself.

      I have seen many, many people over the years use what they believe to be scriptural against other people. Using it to lift themselves above others and make them appear lower. I have seen some accuse others of being a child of Satan for their beliefs or the information they brought forward. How Christian is that? Everyone of those people were proven wrong as time passed and they realized what they thought was scriptural was only their guess work. So you think long and hard before you go saying God said it and putting someone else down for their belief.

      That says it and so we will leave it be right here.

    • Just a few Scriptures for you to consider and ponder seth morgan…for we are all here to learn, share and fellowship with one another, in Christ Yeshua. Let’s do so with Love, Respect and Compassion…those are the marks of a *true* Christian believer.

      1 Peter 3:8 – Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous:

      Colossians 3:12 – Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of
      mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

      1 Thessalonians 5:11-14 – Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

      Galatians 5:22-23 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

      Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

      Galatians 6:2 – Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

      Matthew 7:12 – Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you,
      do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

      1 Peter 4:10 – As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one
      to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

      Luke 22:27 – For whether [is] greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? [is] not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.

      God / Christ Yeshua, our example has spoken.

      *****God / Christ expects each of us to take this TRUTH that is revealed to us in these end times / last days, and feed the people. For there is a FAMINE in the Land, and it’s *not* one for bread or water, but for HEARING the Word of the LORD. Reference Amos 8:11.

      There’s much work to be done, and it important to share God’s Word in this DARK perverse world of unGodly lusts and desires, that we live in today. Let us incorporate *all* those Scriptures above, in so doing, to whomsoever will.

      GOD WILL BLESS YOU FOR THAT. IT’S CERTAINLY ONE OF THE WAYS TO LAY UP OR STORE YOUR TREASURES IN HEAVEN, IN SO DOING.

      “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: BUT lay up for yourselves treasures in HEAVEN, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: FOR where your treasure is, there will your HEART be also.” Matthew 6:19-21.

      May God lead, guide, direct, touch and bless all those who earnestly love and serve Him, in Christ Yeshua.

      Peace.

  3. The raiser of the taxes from the Book of Daniel chapter 11 verse 20 is Obama…GOD’s word and sentence…..Obama before his term is over ,…..he will be done….Do any of you have eyes to see and hear??
    In God’s word , God will take out the “light bearer’s” from this earth…Pastor Murray was the last!! In Yeshua’s name….Amen

  4. I have a question on the “raiser of taxes” in Book of Daniel chapter 11 verse 20…………..Did you not study with the Chapel? Are you blind and dumb………….The raiser of taxes is Obama……Be fore his term ends GOD’s prophecy will happen as written…….

    • Seth you are more than welcome to post here, but you can leave the insults at the door period.

    • seth morgan, did Pastor Murray tell you to follow him? Did you forget about God? What did God say? Show me where GOD said the raiser of taxes only applies to the United States. I must be blind and dumb too, I obviously read right over it, so you tell me where that is written.

      Take a good look around you seth, taxes are going up all around the world, in many places much more than they are here in the US.

      Have you ever heard of the kenites seth? Do you know who controls the money in this world? Who is really pulling the strings and raising taxes all over the world? A little common sense tells you the raiser of taxes must be the king kenite of this world. You may not know his name until they try to put a one world government crown on his head. Your boy obama is nothing but a useful idiot, a front man, what you should be looking for is the man with all the power, behind the scene, hidden from sight. You need to open your eyes and take a larger look at what is going on in this world.

      • Driving for God.

        August 29, 2015 at 8:52 AM

        Thank you Student for your keen insight. The Kenites are the real enemy and source of much of the blight that has affected the worlds nations. I believe also that you are correct that the raiser of taxes is much more than just Obama, for it applies to all of God’s *KINGDOM*. Kingdom meaning the king and his dominion which includes the entire earth and its nations. Then after this comes that vile person who obtains the *KINGDOM* by flatteries. Dan. 11:21 Also, the Kenites have robbed our wealth through devaluing our currencies through their centralized banking systems set up throughout the nations. Finally, I think we should also watch and see if the raiser of taxes is none other than the formation of the one world government system which suffers a wounding and by (God allowing) is healed by the dragon.
        Thank you and God Bless!

        • That is an interesting though Driving for God, I never considered that before. Although the deadly wound is going to prevent the formation of the one world system, the system would not necessarily have to come to fulfillment before it could impose taxes. The kenites have a hierarchy, their government already exists as a shadow government today, and has for many decades and it has been controlling nations and raising taxes by proxy the whole time.

          I think in any case it would still be the King of the kenites who raises taxes regardless of whether or not he remains hidden or if he is exposed as the one chosen to rule the one world government.

        • Well, you are absolutely right, DFG… in that “The Kenites are the real enemy and source of much of the blight that has affected the worlds nations.”… just like their father Satan is to God and us. they are the ones working from behind the scenes, in their DARK secret chambers, in carrying out the *negative* parts of God’s Plan. We may want to consider however, that the “raiser of taxes” can fit *many* roles.

          There is one taxation we have upon ourselves though…and that is the fact that we do *not* DRILL using our *own* commodities or fuel, and for some strange reason, our fuel is *held*…and we have to purchase OIL…costing billions upon billions upon billions of dollars, every year, from the two (2) kingdoms spoken of in this same chapter of Daniel…the king of the North and the king of the South (The Ptolemaic and Seleucid kingdoms). And within this, someone is now raising taxes to almost *DESTROY* our Nation, if we are not careful.

          I do not believe that will happen, but you can rest assured, he is sure working overtime at it…*IF* it happens to be Obama. It will seem that *untried* methods, that would *not* work in a FREE World, are trying to be fostered upon us. But this *raiser of taxes* will not be taken out in anger or by battle…he’ll just go or be ‘placidly’ put out of office, just like it has been prophesied. Hmm…and some think that this “raiser of taxes” may have been Saddam Hussein.

          We’ve got to weigh…all that was given in the prophecy. Keeps us busy digging / ploughing…which is a good thing. For we *will* find it, by the Grace of God.

          Daniel 11:20 “Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.”

          We’ll just have to wait and see now, wouldn’t we? God’s Will be done.

          p.s. You may also want to consider that the only time the Earth becomes God’s Kingdom…is when the King is actually *in* His Dominion on Earth. That is yet future, as I see it…when Christ *returns* as King of kings and Lord of lords, that is.

          Until then..this world of perversion, twisted lusts and desires, is Satan’s world…he is god of this world. 2 Corinthians 4:4.

          I truly appreciate your contribution, as always.

          God Bless.

    • Do you think Obama raising taxes on US citizens is going to impact the whole world? This is about a WORLD GOVERNMENT. Your insults shows your lack of understanding or did you not read what has been written?

    • I agree. Obama did not raise taxes in Greece or any other country. Obama does not have the power or the brains to be the raiser of taxes; he does what he is told and nothing more. He is a front man for the Children of Satan, Obama gets the limelight, the kenites have the power and stay hidden in the background just like they have been doing for centuries, nothing new under the sun.

      This is Satan’s world so his children the kenites rule the world, we all know that. They must have a king among them, they may not call him a king but he is the ultimate authority and has the final say in all matters. The kenites have said themselves there can be only one ruler. Whoever that ruler is right now or just before Satan gets here, Evelyn Rothschild maybe, who knows, but that kenite ruler is the true power of this entire world. He rules every country
      except for a few and they are in the final process of taking control of those. When Satan gets here, that kenite murderer in thief will hand over his reigns to Satan. Maybe not willingly, he may be one of the three kings that fall. The point is, a ruler of any one country cannot be the raiser of taxes it has to be someone who has power over the whole world.

      The end time prophecies are about what is going to happen to the entire planet and they are written to everyone on the planet, they are not about the US and written only to the people who live in the US. God clearly says the things that are about to happen will happen worldwide.

      If you listened to everything Pastor Murray told you then you know he told everyone many times not to listen to him, he is just a man, he is not always right the same as the rest of us. He always said listen to God, check out for yourself what God says. Just because Pastor Murray said something does not make it gospel. The Word becomes gospel when God says it, so listen to God not man.

      The bible is not about the narcissistic US, if people can’t think worldwide they are going to miss the boat.

  5. Hi Susan,

    Great question! I would like to add another perspective, in addition to what Brandon has so graciously and earnestly given to the best of his ability…which we soooo appreciate in him and all that he does for us in this Ministry, WEB. We are students of God’s Word, and with the *help* of His Holy Spirit…we share what we understand His Word to mean, with the hope of learning, growing and edifying one another / believers of His Truths…God’s / Christ’s Holy Word. He loves when we *DIG OUT* His Truths…in so doing…we *will* FIND It!

    You’ve mentioned that you *also* study with the chapel…I take that to mean…SCN (Shepherd’s Chapel Network)…I do my *daily*…chapter by chapter, verse by verse study with them also…in addition to Brandon’s well documented Topical Studies, as he helps with further understanding, as needed…and keeps us in the *Watch* from a believer’s perspective. We are indeed blessed to have such GREAT *Green Pastures* to be *well fed*…between them both. Praises be to God, in lending them to us in these DARK times.

    I just happened to re-visit a study with SCN quite recently…on the *RAISER OF TAXES* with PAM (Pastor Arnold Murray) …and this is what I took away from that study. PAM referenced **January 1, 2013**…when those TAXES may have come into effect…and I’m pretty sure, that other TAXES have been ADDED since then.

    The * RAISER OF TAXES* is in our Generation…the *Generation of the FIG TREE*…this *ENDTIMES* generation. PAM seemed to have believed it is none other than….*HUSSEIN OBAMA*! POTUS of *the* SUPERPOWER of superpowers…as GOD will have it for this ENDTIME-GENERATION. AMERICA, GOOD ‘OLE’ U.S.A / MANASSEH / ONE *NATION* UNDER GOD… is in part, home to *all* of the tribes of Jacob / Israel…especially the *10 tribes that crossed the Caucasus Mountains. Though they are still very *stiffnecked or stubborn*…there is still an *UNCONDITIONAL* ABRAHAMIC COVENANT…attached to them and Ephraim / Great Britain and their Commonwealth Nations. GOD keeps *all* His Promises / Covenants / Contracts with His people…though some of them are *CONDITIONAL*…Those usually come with an **IF** condition. Maybe that’s one of the reasons that Satan, his seed and their useful idiots, like *raiser of taxes* OBAMA…hate this Nation, as well as other Christian Nations so much! They aim to destroy us, even from within. It is written:

    “Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;” Deuteronomy 7:9; “He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. Psalm 105:8; 2 Corinthians 1:20 – For all the promises of God in him [are] yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. Romans 4:21 – And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

    May HE have His Way.

    I am providing a link to help demonstrate…WHY…PAM…by the *GRACE and GIFT* of GOD… may have come to the conclusion that he had…it’s up to you and whomever will…to at least form your own opinions, between what Brandon has stated, what is illustrated in the following link and have been shared in this comment…May God go before us, in Christ Yeshua….

    http://dailysignal.com/2013/01/08/tax-changes-2013/

    I believe PAM and his son Dennis to be AWESOMELY *gifted* teachers of God’s Word for these ENDTIME generation…his son being a *chip off the ‘ole’ block*…he grew up with a great mentor Bible scholar, as a father…and with Brandon’s gift from GOD in WEB…we are truly blessed!

    God / Christ did *not* leave us wanting. Christ, Himself already lets us know…

    “But take ye HEED: behold, I have foretold you ALL things.” Mark 13:23…we just have to *search* it out. He wants us to diligently seek them! He dislike slothfulness / laziness.

    In my opinion…given what we have seen to date with this current POTUS…

    ‘Kenitepuppetusefulidiotobamaalmuslimeen’…certainly takes the cake, as ‘RAISER OF TAXES”! And ran off with it too!

    I should also add…regarding Daniel 11:20….where this verse moved to another period in time…because IRAN has not fought in any more major battles (subject to correction)….that some believe that SADDAM (another EVIL HUSSEIN) may have been the ”RAISER OF TAXES” as well.. However, remember though…in Daniel’s time PERSIA (IRAN)…also covered much of where we call IRAQ today. What is interesting…is the fact that the one that was to stand for ISLAM…wasn’t even a *RELIGIOUS* person. However, in time that changed…for when SADDAM HUSSEIN saw how he could use ISLAM to win over the people. He *became* RELIGIOUS… How convenient. “The raiser of taxes” was exactly how the World saw SADDAM then. He TAXED the World (through OIL prices), as well as the IRAQI people. Saddam reached a level of WEALTH, the Shah of IRAN, could NOT come near.

    Be that as it may…HUSSEIN OBAMA & SADDAM HUSSEIN…are and was…unGodly rulers in this *FIG TREE* Generation…and for that…I personally, view them as being *one in the same* barrel of BAD apples. Decide for yourself…

    As for me…I have to keep reminding myself of the following Scripture…

    “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is NO power BUT of GOD: the powers that be *ARE* ordained of GOD.” Romans 13:1.

    EVIL / WICKED PEOPLE HAVE THEIR FUNCTION IN THIS LIFE TOO….AND THAT IS TO CARRY OUT THE *NEGATIVE* PARTS OF **GOD’S** PLAN.

    I’m very humbled by that bit of Scripture…let GOD have HIS *Way*! He *is* in control.

    I take GREAT comfort, in knowing *that*!

    Humble *student* of God’s Word.

    May God / Christ…continue to bless, lead, guide, direct, touch, comfort, open eyes and ears to His Truths…of all those who earnestly love and serve Him.

    Peace.

    • EyeonGod, thank you for your comment. I am sad to say it was very long and extremely hard to understand the point you were trying to make with all those words thrown in the all over the place, I don’t think I got what your were trying to say, I got lost at least half a dozen times reading through all that. I’m not as smart as some people, can you get me the short and to the point version?

      • Hi Bruce, thank you for your comment as well.

        You’ve stated: “hard to understand the point you were trying to make with all those
        words thrown in the all over the place, I don’t think I got what your
        were trying to say,”

        “can you get me the short and to the point version?”

        Will be happy to Bruce…but please understand, that it is not up to me…to open eyes to see and ears to hear.

        When I share…I usually do so with the intent of driving whomsoever will…*deeper* into God’s Truths. A bit of Seed planting throughout my comments, if you will. That’s how I got deeper into His Word, as well…by others planting Seeds and sharing their positions on them with me. I sincerely appreciate that. It may not work for everyone, but be that as it may. What may work for me, may not work for you. At times, I have to leave some of those Seed planting and their shared position, on the shelf, until God waters it to sprout, if needs be.

        I’ll even pray along with you, if you so request it…for Him to do just that for you as well. God loves an earnest seeker.

        I know it certainly didn’t come overnight for me…It took a bit of earnest seeking and studying…I suggest that you do the same…prayerfully.

        God likes for us to dig out His Truths. We’ve got to work at it.

        Meanwhile, however, I may be able to help you with a more specific question(s), as to which part(s) exactly…that you did *not* understand.

        I’ll try to do my best in giving a shorter version of an answer, where warranted. 🙂

        • EyeonGod you miss understand. It is not God’s word I don’t understand. I’ve been studying the bible in depth for well over 25 years, I don’t have all the answers by a long shot but I am comfortable with the knowledge I have and I continue to learn daily. It is you I don’t understand.

          I’ve been reading your posts for a long time and I get lost trying to follow some of them. So, this time I asked for some clarification, not about God’s word, I only need clarification on the point you were trying to make. I don’t like to use words like long winded and jumping all over the place because that sounds insulting and I am not trying to insult you, but the fact is I cannot follow what you said.

          I know you have a point to make on a subject, you start off in that direction but you throw in so much other stuff along the way sometimes I can’t figure out the point or even the subject of your comments. I know you are trying to help people, that is clear, I appreciate that, and I don’t want to hurt your feelings. But I honestly cannot figure out what you are saying. Short and to the point would help tremendously.

          • Glad to know that you have been a student of God’s Word for over a quarter century, Bruce. There are not many today that can sincerely say this…and I am also, merely a *student* of His Word. To God be the Glory for what you did manage to understand from my comments on WEB…after being a student for that long a period.

            However, I’m still trying to grasp. exactly what you did *not* understand. I’ve specifically asked you to point that out to me, in my comment prior to this. I do respect and appreciate your comment…and believe me I’m not at all offended…life is too precious and short for that. One love amongst sincere believers. This is just my unique style of commenting. God gave me my own uniqueness, you can say…I depend on Him to lead, guide and direct me, in what I do and say.

            I appreciate most everyone’s comments on WEB…especially when they are NOT geared towards insulting any of my dear brothers and sisters in Christ. Some of what I’ve stated were directed to Susan, who has mentioned that she also studies with SC…and posed her question on WEB as well…just a little rapport with a fellow student, for what we share in common. Some are meant for the more matured and familiar with my comments. But I do try to share on all levels.

            So I ask again….Exactly, which part did you *not* understand though?

            It would have been helpful to know, so that I could be more specific to whatever that may be.

            Basically, I’ve been taught that Obama may be the *raiser of taxes*…but I’ve also pointed out that Saddam Hussein has been viewed the same. Then there is Bullinger’s notes on the subject, as Brandon had already pointed out.

            So all that’s left with God’s help…is for one to form their own opinion from what have been shared on this subject…that’s all.

            We share with each other on here. If it edifies just one student…I consider that a blessing…if more…to God be the Glory, either way.

          • Short and to the point, perfect. Thank you EyeonGod.

          • You’re welcome. Specific to you only…this time, Bruce. To God be the Glory.

          • EyeonGod I think I might have upset you, I was trying not to, I value your input, it is just that sometimes I am not sure what you are saying. Below this comment is the point you were trying to make, it only took a few words when you clarified it but originally those few words were scatter throughout so many other words it was hard to put those few words together into one coherent thought and catch the point of all of it.

            I know you were conveying a lot of facts and verses but to much can be confusing. As Pastor Murray always said, it is not how much you know, it is the ability to express your knowledge in such a way that others can understand and learn, that is what makes a good teacher.

            I could not find another way to express my thoughts, I’m sorry if I upset you.

            “Basically, I’ve been taught that Obama may be the *raiser of
            taxes*…but I’ve also pointed out that Saddam Hussein has been viewed the same. Then there is Bullinger’s notes on the subject, as Brandon had already pointed out.

            So all that’s left with God’s help…is for
            one to form their own opinion from what have been shared on this
            subject…that’s all.”

          • Seriously, Bruce…I say what I mean and mean what I say. I am *not* at all upset with you, or offended in any way. In fact I was trying to find out exactly what you did *not* understand, so I could have simplified it for you. But you did not respond to that. It’s all good though. I am actually thrilled that you ended up getting the answer that you sought, in the mix.

            You’ve stated: “As Pastor Murray always said, it is not how much you know, it is the ability to express your knowledge in such a way that others can understand and learn, that is what makes a good teacher.”

            Actually, I’ve recently heard him say something to that effect, in one of the re-broadcasts…but he was addressing those who are face to face, or in direct contact with someone they feel led to share with.

            On WEB…I am at a disadvantage for that…so I reach out in a *general* manner for whomsoever will. I view myself as serious *student* of God’s Word, and have been for over 22 years now, with a good working knowledge of God’s Word, who plants Seeds, meant to reach out to those at various levels of understanding. If someone has a question or concern on what I’ve shared, I’m prepared to meet them on *their* level. No problem with that whatsoever. However, until one shows an interest on any given thing that I’ve shared, I would not actually know, what level *they* are on, personally. Please understand that.

            God’s Word is pregnant, as PAM used to say…so I’m always learning and maturing each day as well.

            I believe that it’s becoming too late in the game to put out tidbits, when I do share, especially knowing that time to Antichrist is really so close in these end days. We are almost approaching the 70 yr. generation, bench-marked from 1948…and the Labor pains are much closer together and more and more intense than ever before…so at times, I strongly feel led to share the way I do on any given topic…and try to be prepared for any questions or concerns that may come my way. With the help of the Lord, I will respond to the best of my ability.

            I believe it is God’s Will…when I share the way I do. I also learn and mature in His Word, from others sharing with me as well. It’s a two way street.

            I hope that you do understand where I’m coming from…and please know that I will be very happy to accommodate the needs of my brothers and sisters in Christ or even visitors on here, should they request it…and hope I have the answers they seek. If *not*…there’s always God, Brandon and other Biblically literate Seed planters that may be able to assist, right here on WEB.

            I humbly ask that you be mindful, that God gives the gifts, and we depend on *Him* to lead us in them.

            Thank you so much for your kind comment and suggestions. I truly appreciate it.

            Humble student of God’s Truths.

          • EoG is a female.
            Bruce is a male.
            This explains some of this conversation.

            Women make many more interconnections in their brains and notice more detail.
            Men are much better at focusing and taking action.

            God made our brains to compliment each other’s and work together as a team (as in a marriage or other situations).

            It takes maturity and sensitivity to God’s creation to understand and appreciate the differences.

            In addition to that, EoG has a developed ability to include a volume of related information to back up what she is saying. Downside: message can get lost especially for those who need the short version. Upside: very satisfying and comforting reading for those who are in need of the volumes that pour out of her.

            Bruce’s strong point may be a developed ability to get to the point and stay focused. Downside: less convincing message for those who need details to understand an issue. Upside: great accomplishments when on the right track (which developed womens’ minds can assist with).

            Your courtesy toward each other is valuable. Many times Satan uses our lack of knowledge to rip us apart as Christians. Simple things like to understand differences in brains, learning styles, perspective, etc. can prevent or fix a conflict and stifle Satan’s efforts to destroy. God set the example for us to be patient and forgiving, that is a powerful weapon against our enemy to not be enemies with each other.

          • Thank you for that valuable contribution, Connie. Well stated, points well received.

            May God / Christ continue to lead, guide, touch and bless all those who love and serve Him.

    • Food for thought, EyeonGOD 🙂

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