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Welcome to our bi-weekly post Bible Question, Answer and Discussion 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: Virginia
Question: Hello Brandon: I know our Father’s calendar is solar with the new year starting with the ventral (spring) equinox. The priest were to sound on the 7th day for temple attendance. We know from study in the Bible the people brought a lunar calendar with them when they came out of the Babylonian captivity. Our calendar has become so polluted with paganism. The debate continues for Saturday and Sunday. Christ became our Passover, our high Sabbath, so any day in the Word is my Sabbath. I did hear that the new moon was a signal for a new month to begin. What are your thoughts? Thank you, from your sister in Christ.

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Virginia. You are correct in when you have stated. We would need to write a Bible study on this subject in order to cover it in depth and we will add it to the list.

Christ certainly became our Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7) and I am with you, my Sabbath is everyday with Him. I really do not understand why so many people get bent out of shape over which day of the week it is. There are actually religions that teach you will die eternally if you do not cease from work on a certain day. I find that to be extremely radical and very contrary to Christ’s teachings. He came to redeem us, to remove those things that were “contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross,” (Colossians 2:14). This is why it is so important that we take the whole Word of God and apply it to our lives and ensure all of it is within our belief structure otherwise we are left with half-truths.

There is much debate over “new moons” being a new month and being based off solar or lunar timing. The word “moon” when referring to the moon itself is often 3394 in the Strong’s and it means “moon“. While “new moon” is Strong’s 2320 and means “the new moon, month“. If you take your Strong’s Concordance and reference the usage of the word “month” in Genesis for example you will see it is also word 2320, yet it was translated as “month” in those verses. God was certainly not talking about the count of “moons” in Genesis.

We know our Father’s ways are true and correct and He does not introduce confusion. Yet, when time is counted using the “moon” we know there are only 29.26 – 29.80 days per month or 29.5 on average. The point is the moon does not provide us with an accurate marker to calculate time as some months will have two “new moons.” That would dramatically shift our dates over time.

So what does God’s Word tell us? “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness,” (1 Thessalonians 5:5). We are not of the night, so why would we use a dating system based on the night? It does not make a lot of sense does it? Please turn your Bible with me to,

Isaiah 1:13 
13 “Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

God is upset with their “new moons” and “sabbaths“. They turned these things into entirely new religions and so we see the same today.

Isaiah 1:14
14Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them”

God is not only against their new moon’s, He hates them.

God’s children always find away to go astray and even time itself is no exception.

Virginia, here is a previous Bible Q&A concerning the feast days that you may find interesting.

 

 

Question 2:

Name: David
Question: Hi Brandon:
I am somewhat confused about “judging others” as to what is written in the Bible .

It seems as though we are told not to judge others Yet Christ tells us we will know them by their fruits and Paul in 1st Corinthians 4: 10-13 not to keep company with a wicked person. So, what does it mean to judge?

Thank you,
Dave

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Dave, thank you for the question (I did not see the connection in 1 Corinthians 4:10-13).

You are correct, the Bible, Jesus Christ no less told us “Judge not, that ye be not judged” in Matthew 7:1. Yet, a few verses down Christ would tell us, “beware of false prophets… Ye shall know them by their fruits,” effectively telling us to “judge(Matthew 7:15-16). Did Christ contradict Himself? Of course not. The Bible never contradicts itself.

Please turn your Bible with me to,

Matthew 7:1-6
1 “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”

Judge” is Strong’s word 2919 in the Greek and some of the meanings are; “condemn,” “punish,” “damn” and “decree“. I believe these words help to provide us with a better definition for “judge“. Christ was simply telling us not to “condemn” or “damn” someone. We should never do that, it is not our right. Our Father will condemn “some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt,” (Daniel 12:2). We have no power to execute such actions nor should we tell someone they are going to hell which simply means their eternal grave. We do not know the individuals heart and this is one reason why we should not pass this type of judgement.

Christ Himself would tell us before we worry about pulling  the “mote” which is a twig or straw out of our neighbors eye we should first pull the beam or timber out of our own (Matthew 7:2-6). Then we can worry about helping our neighbor out. Some people tend to think they have the right to tell others how to live as they feel they or their experiences are far superior. That is what Christ was getting at here.

The fact of the matter is we all use judgement or “discernment” every single day and there is nothing wrong with that and it is very scriptural. Some of us may decide not to make a business deal with someone based on our findings of them. Others may walk on the other side of the road if a questionable individual comes their way. Taking these sort of steps are not bad in the sight of God, these steps are using common sense and can keep us in a good financial position and healthy.

Please turn your Bible with me to,

Psalm 1:1
1 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”

Once again we are told to use judgement. Do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly. That is a judgement call and as Christ said, “by their fruits ye shall know them“. Using wisdom provided by our Father in judgment is a great thing and if done properly it can bring blessings, however do not pass judgements to “condemn” a man.

 

 

Question 3:

Name: Brien
Question: Some thing I would like to know is that we know from John 12 verse 31 satan is cast out 5 days before Passover in the year that he comes. We know that the 7 years has been shorten to 5 months and there are 2 2 1/2 month periods and anti-Christ shows up at the last 2 1/2 months. We know the time of the locust is May through September 5 months. The last 2 1/2 months would start about mid July. We also know that the true Passover is around April 4 of each year. So if satan is cast out 5 days before April 4 and shows up to heal the deadly wound that would make it the last 2 1/2 month period. Unless it takes satan about 2 1/2 months to get here. Otherwise the may through September does not fit.

Follow Up Question: Hi in my first question I forgot to add that in Revelation 8 verse 1 that there was silence in Heaven about the space of a half hour. Meaning that if the hour of temptation is split into 2 half hours satan is only on earth for the last 2 1/2 months. Thank you.

Answer:

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

We do not know with certainty Satan will be cast out five days before Passover. However, I do feel it is most probable.

Satan does not arrive on earth at the last half of the Tribulation. Satan will be on earth for the entire Tribulation. Daniel 9:27 states Satan “shall confirm the covenant with many for one week.” One week, that is the last week of the seventy given in the book of Daniel. This last week which originally was defined as seven years is the Tribulation. As you already pointed out Christ shortened the Tribulation and we can document it is a five month period in Revelation 9:5 (Matthew 24:22). Please turn your Bible with me to,

Revelation 13:4 
4 “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”

When Satan arrives on earth to heal the Deadly Wound he will claim to be Christ from the very onset as this verse documents. Who is “They“? The people of the earth and they all worship Satan at the very beginning of the Tribulation when he arrives to heal the Deadly Wound.

Revelation 13:5 
5 “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.”

What happens at the midst of the week, the middle of the Tribulation? Satan is given power over the earth by men, he “continues” doing what he was already doing. Meaning, Satan had been on earth prior to this handing over of power.

Let us now discuss the silence in Heaven (Revelation 8:1). Please turn with me to,

Revelation 17:12 
12 “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.”

These ten are the angels of Satan who arrive on earth with him and reign for how long? One whole hour, not half. The half an hour of silence occurs at the middle of the Tribulation and carries on to the end. Let us document that.

Revelation 12:12 
12 “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”

In verses 7-9 we learned that Satan was cast out of Heaven onto earth. This marks the beginning of the Tribulation and what happens? The Heavens are rejoicing as Satan is now cast out of their midst. Meaning, the silence in Heaven falls at the last half an hour. Why? At the midst of the week Satan takes absolute control over the earth and reigns as the Messiah and the world will believe and embrace him.

This has never happened before. Not even during The First Earth Age, the time of Satan’s Sin.

It will be at this moment, the midst of the week, when the Heavens are literally on the edge of their seats watching the final events of this earth age unfold.

Watching as the Saints boldly march through the Tribulation being “brought before kings and rulers” including Satan himself (Luke 21:12-18).

Watching as the Two Witnesses now stand on earth and spiritually war against Satan and his government.

Watching as the Two Witnesses are killed by Satan just three days before the return of Christ. Then, the Two Witness comeback to life and stand on their feet and the final trumpet sounds (Revelation 11:3-15)

Then will the words be fulfilled, “it is done(Revelation 16:17).

Additional Reading:
Satan’s Timing – Bible Q&A 07-2016
Two Witnesses Timing – Bible Q&A 06-2015
Two Witnesses Timing – Bible Q&A 03-2014

 

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  1. I have tried to find the SC video for years. I’ve seen it twice and studied it on my own but I want to view it again. Do you have it or can you give the title of the video so I can narrow my search on the internet?

    • If I may ask…”SC video” regarding which topic, diane?
      Maybe some of us can help…if you would expound a *little* bit further.

      God Bless.

      • The one you mention in your post regarding John 12.

        • O’….I had *no* idea you were directing your question to me, diane…hitting the *Reply* button directly below my comment would have helped me be aware of that via inbox notification. I’m glad I inquired 🙂 —->

          I believe it’s one of the *PASSOVER* Lectures by PAM…that you are looking for…I think it’s titled: *VOICE OF THE LORD – PO 2012*…
          I believe it was first aired for the television viewing audience, on April 16th 2012.

          You’ve mentioned trying to search for the video on the *internet*…I take it that you are unable to order that recording directly from SC…and I have no idea when there’s going to be a re-run / rebroadcast of it either. That teaching may also be included in the latest lectures of the Book of John at chapter 12 by PAM…but it may not go that much in-depth as that Passover Lecture. You might want to check with SC to find out when it’s going to be on again.

          I’ve checked with SC in recent times on SC video uploads by others, that I still see on YouTube…and I was informed that with Fair Use, no violation of Copyrights, some of those remained without Legal ramifications, and they can’t stop anyone from viewing them.

          With that being said… I’ve shared below…a clip I’ve found of a Q & A on that topic…couldn’t find that *full* PO Lecture though…and I do *not* have that particular Lecture myself…but I personally, take lots of detailed notes when studying with SC…to help remind me of important things I may not remember over the years, and Seed plant with whomsoever may. Other than what I’ve already shared on WEB on that topic…SC may be your best go to…or if you find a SC student that may share it.

          God Bless.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZriY-agml2Y

          • Thank you. I didn’t know it was from a Passover service. I was at the 2013 but missed 2012. I just caught that video on their channel and found it once on YOUTUBE but I couldn’t remember the name. This will help me a lot in finding the video. Again, thank you.

  2. In regards to your statement to Brien, specifically on Revelation 13:4…that

    “When Satan arrives on earth to heal the Deadly Wound he will claim to be Christ from the very onset as this verse documents.”

    Satan “will claim to be Christ from the very onset”….meaning immediately after he is cast out of Heaven?

    Christ lets us know, that there is the POLITICAL beast being propelled by Satan’s seed, already up and running (The U.N. which is feverishly trying to perfect their New World Order) of which Satan is the “GREAT AUTHORITY” (Revelation 13:2) That POLITICAL beast has another head, and it is the RELIGIOUS beast (one in the same). When the authority behind this political beast, SATAN…arrives on earth, and heals the “deadly wound”…it is at that time the people of the world will call him “savior”…before he even claims to be Christ.

    With that been said…I share the following as to Revelation 13:4—–>

    Being totally smitten, awestruck and taken in by Satan’s gift from God as evident in the following Scripture—–>”‘Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, FULL of WISDOM, and perfect in beauty.” …like they’ve never seen before (Ezekiel 28:12 where he is called the “king of Tyrus” BEFORE his fall from Grace in the First Earth Age) and WISER than Daniel (Ezekiel 28:2-3 where he is called the “prince of Tyrus” AFTER his fall from Grace)…in finally delivering or bringing to fruition to mankind, the height of their lusts, desires and perception of *PEACE & PROSPERITY* in this troubled dark world, filled with “dry bones”…moral, ethical and societal *DECAY*….It is the whole world, except for those written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, that would believe him to be God / Christ or accept him as their god…and then…

    in the final 2 1/2 months…Satan would actually *claim* to be GOD/CHRIST, as he shows off his God-allowed *supernatural miraculous* “STRONG DELUSIONS” / SUPERNATURAL POWERED UP MIRACLES…that they would “believe a LIE” (2 Thessalonians 2:11) for they either *chose to believe the CHEAP FABRICATION of the *true* Christ..and/or are Biblically illiterate…that allowed them to be deceived* into believing Satan’s super rock star performance, LIES & DECEPTIONS. Even many in the Christian world would worship Satan and his *One World System*…even before…he actually *CLAIMS* to be God, in the final 2 1/2 months…

    Point being….and very humbly, as a *student* of God’s Word…POLITICAL beast *FIRST*…after being cast out…and then…RELIGIOUS beast, standing in the place where he ought *not* (Jerusalem) Matthew 24:15…as he *continue* to carry out the *NEGATIVE* part of God’s Plan. So I do not yet see Satan claiming “to be Christ from the very onset”…other than most of the world is going to be in AWE and WHORE after the FAKE savior, “FULL of WISDOM”…Political LIAR & DECEIVER….

    Ezekiel 28:12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the King of Tyrus, and say unto him, ‘Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, FULL of WISDOM, and perfect in beauty.”

    *****God must have loved Satan at the time of Satan’s creation, to give him such *PERFECT* BEAUTY, and *FULL* of WISDOM. He allows Satan to remain with those gifts when he is cast out to earth…the ULTIMATE test on mankind, to make their *CHOICE* between *DEAD MAN WALKING* god Satan…or…our loving and fair *LIVING GOD* Heavenly Father Creator, God YHVH. Those gifts of Satan, works like a charm on the Biblically illiterate and those who have chosen to follow Satan wholeheartedly…like those 7000 Fallen angels, the third (1/3) that followed Satan in the First Earth Age and those with the likes of them in this Earth Age. It does *not* take Satan claiming “to be Christ from the onset” as soon as he is cast out…to SEDUCE almost the whole world, I believe. They’ve never met anyone like him, in this dispensation / last days…but God’s Election are *neither* going to be fooled by full of wisdom, pretty boi Satan *nor* fail our Heavenly Father!

    PRAISE YE THE LORD!

    Just sharing my thoughts on this one…while feeling a bit under the weather…so please forgive me if I did not communicate that well enough today. 🙂

    God Bless.

    • Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Get better soon.

      The verse said the people of the earth worship him when he heals the wound. That is not the midst of the week. I provided some other links to reference and in the study we are working on we go deep into the topic of the beasts. I will leave it there for now.

      • Thank you Brandon…our Great Physician is at the control.
        That is what I’m agreeing to…that it is the *PEOPLE*…not…Satan claiming “to be Christ from the very onset”…that would think Satan is the greatest thing since sliced bread, believing him to be Christ or their god, as he comes in *peacefully and prosperously* healing the deadly wound (Daniel 11:21; Daniel 8:25)…in the FIRST 2 1/2 months as POLITICAL beast master…he then acts in the role of ‘wonderful’ wonder-working, miraculous RELIGIOUS beast master in his One World System (political and religious all in one)…claiming to be CHRIST, in the LAST 2 1/2 months, of his entire 5 month reign after being cast out.

        I’m eagerly looking forward to your study that goes “deep into the topic of the beasts” Brandon.

  3. Hi Brandon,

    In regards to the opening paragraph in your Answer to Brien’s question:

    “We do not know with certainty Satan will be cast out five days from Passover. However, I do feel it is most probable this will be the case.”

    Just a note…did you mean to state Satan will be cast out five days *BEFORE* Passover?

    Directly below, I’ve shared parts of that subject, where you’ve agreed that it was *BEFORE* Passover on WEB…I’ve attached the link, where we’ve made comments on this, just following that as well.

    “I’m not sure if any of my brothers and sisters who also study with SC…saw the Lecture with PAM…where he had taught a *special message* to those with eyes to see and ears to hear…which GOD Himself thundered (for His voice
    sounds like many thunders)…on the CASTING OUT *DAY*….of the ANTICHRIST…in the Book of John 12:28-31…with further documentation in John 12:1 (which counts down the days before Passover) and 12:12 (to document the next day…which was day 5)…But no *year* was given…the signs and the intensity and closeness of the Labor pains of the End days, may be enough. In any event…we should always be prepared, having on and in place…the FULL Armor of God.
    However, below is the documentation as to WHOM the voice was speaking to…as per CHRIST:

    John 12:28-30 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. 29The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it THUNDERED: others said, An angel spake to him. 30 JESUS ANSWERED and said, This voice came NOT because of Me, BUT for YOUR sakes.

    What day are we at here?

    Well 12:1 started the countdown from the 6th day…*BEFORE* Passover…

    And 12:12 was “the next” or following day…which makes it the 5th
    day *BEFORE* Passover.

    THE MESSAGE FROM GOD:

    31 NOW is the judgment of this world: NOW SHALL the prince of this world be CAST OUT.

    POWERFUL REVELATION TO THOSE WITH EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We just have to wait and see now…being mindful to NOT make a religion out of this, but just to continue the *Watch*….and *know* that our Loving Heavenly Father…did NOT leave us wanting…and we have *nothing* to
    fear…except for fear itself.

    WHY WOULD I STATE THAT AMIDST ALL THIS CHAOS, CONFUSION & APOSTASY?

    “But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.” Mark 13:23.

    Thing is…SC and those that study or have studied with them…are probably the only ones that adhere to celebrating the Passover….in accordance with the Spring Vernal Equinox…as with the forefathers of ‘ole. So this may be a *stumbling* to those who celebrate *pagan* EASTER, who may miss this altogether, and those who calculate the Passover to coincide with FULL MOONS *after* the Spring Equinox…even though TRUE believers are *supposed* to be children of LIGHT….as Christ stated in the following Scripture, in that same chapter of John:

    John 12:35 “Then Jesus said unto them, “Yet a little while is the LIGHT with you. Walk while ye have the LIGHT, lest DARKNESS come upon you: for he that walketh in DARKNESS knoweth NOT whither he goeth.”

    CHRIST = LIGHT (Daylight / Solar)

    SATAN = DARKNESS (Night / Moon)

    Just a bit of sharing, with my brothers and sisters in Christ…as I remembered it!

    God Bless.”

    p.s. The link to the full comment can be found below for quick reference—–>

    https://worldeventsandthebible.com/current-events/united-states-becomes-as-sodom-gomorrah

    • I edited the Q&A to say “before” Passover to make it a bit more clear. Thanks EyeonGod and have a good day.

      PS to readers: As we have alluded too recently we are working on a multi chapter Bible Study that includes events just prior to and during the Tribulation. Concerning many topics we have not discussed before on this site and diving deeper into those we have. The chapter we begin work on next week actually concerns the very subject you just pointed out. We are working diligently on this study but have no timeline for release.

      • Greatly looking forward to that study whenever it’s finished, Brandon!
        Thanks for all you do in our Father’s Service on WEB.
        May God / Christ continue to bless, lead, guide, touch and direct you, in this time of famine (Amos 8:11) and apostasy.

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