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Bible Question And Answer For 11-3-2017

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Bible Question And Answer

Welcome to our bi-weekly post Bible Question and Answer 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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Bible Question and Answer

Question 1:

Name: Jimmy P.
Question: Where is it documented that 1/3 followed Satan, a 1/3 followed God, and a 1/3 road the fence. Now I know Satan drew a 1/3 with his tail, which is with his lies, which is in Revelations 12.

I know God says those that are luke warm would be spued from his mouth, Revelations 3:15;16. I wanted to know if there was more documentation to this, thank you and I am enjoying your site. God Bless!!

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Jimmy. We are excited to hear you are enjoying the site. We thank our Father for that and we thank you for joining us. I also wanted to give you a thumbs up for documenting your thoughts.

With respect to the third who followed Satan, there is not a lot written about this subject. You will find more documentation, but some of it is indirect. What I mean by that is you will find it in the Bible, but it is not written as plain as day.

For example, from Matthew 22:14 we know, “For many are called, but few are chosen“. You will find all throughout the Bible there have always been a “few” that followed God. A third followed Satan in The World That Was, but a “few” is not the remaining two-thirds. Two-thirds would be the majority, not the “few“. So we know there is more to it…

We went in depth on this subject in our study, “Satan’s Sin” and I would like for you to take the time to read it. It will really drill down for you on this subject and hopefully bring you the clarity you are looking for.

 

 

Question 2:

Name: Deborah
Question: What are some scriptures I can use to bring more faith and power to raise someone from death? In the OT and NT, there were many raised from the dead and I want to present these scriptures to the Lord as part of my time with Him.

Please do not answer if you do not believe that Jesus can do this.

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Deborah, thank you for the question.

I know you submitted a couple other questions that were variations of this. From one of the other submissions you did make it clear you understand, “God is the god of the living not of the dead.” Of course this can be documented in Mark 12:27 for anyone who would like to reference that.

You also mentioned you would like Bible verses on faith and strength. We have a “Bible Verses by Topic” section that I think you will enjoy. Within that page you will find verses on “Faith” and “Strength“.

Now to answer your question.

Jesus Christ certainly brought many back from the grave and He even defeated death itself when He resurrected (Matthew 27:50–53, 1 Corinthians 15:55-57, Hebrews 2:14). However, neither you or anyone else on the face of this earth is going to bring someone back from the “dead“. Only our Father has the ability to do that, you are not going to do it, period.

Remember, when we pass away our “spirit shall return unto God who gave it” and He has proclaimed “all souls are Mine” (Ecclesiastes 12:6-7, Ezekiel 18:4). Our Father is not going to help someone bring that spirit back into a flesh body. We all live one time in the flesh and that is it (Hebrews 9:27).

Finally, here are a few verses that document other people being raised from the dead in the past:

  • 1 Kings 17:17–24
  • 2 Kings 13:20–21
  • John 11
  • Luke 8:50-55

Notice in Luke 8, what did Christ say to the people who said the maiden was dead?

Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.”

Why?

As you stated, Our Father “is not a God of the dead, but of the living,” (Luke 20:38). That means far more than we might think… As soon as the maiden’s flesh body died, her spirit went back to our Father. Jesus Christ then called her spirit back to her flesh body and she arose, but herself, her soul never died or expired, only the flesh body.

No one truly dies, that is why Christ said, “she is not dead“. Yes, our spirit departs these flesh bodies, but our spirit instantly returns to the Father and it continues to live forever, unless our names are not found written in The Book Of Life (Revelation 20:15)

 

 

Question 3:

Name: Monday
Question: Brandon,
Thank you for this site and how well you maintain it and keep the information fresh and updated. I also always check the Friday question/answer section to see what others are asking and the answers you provide. It is such a great way to learn! I have a question about an observation I have made, but I am not the best at putting my thoughts/words/question together…I hope this will make sense.

Understanding what “really happened in the garden” with Satan, Eve and Adam….do you think/know/see the connection to what we are seeing in these days (last days) of the prevalence of “sex” related issues, crimes, addictions, and perversions? (Such as fornication, adultery, pornography, rape, incest, pedophilia, beastiality, LGBTQ, etc) From what I hear, see, read and understand–all of these issues are either accepted, celebrated, widely practiced or becoming more so, and protected. And if not at those points yet, they are definitely on the horizon. Connection to his plan from the beginning? It seems that that would this saturation of this issue and why it is only getting worse worldwide. I appreciate your words on this.

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Monday and you are very welcome.

Notice: Possible Adult Material For Parents Reading To Their Children, Read Ahead First. 

Sex worked for Satan in the beginning and it seems to be working once again to bring perversion into the world. The sexual perversion has always been there, but it has escalated dramatically in the last 10-20 years and I would argue it escalated dramatically with the Supreme Court acknowledging homosexual marriage. Since that time we have seen homosexual marriage embraced and Christianity turned into the enemy.

Today, the Boy Scouts not only have homosexual scout leaders, they have “transgender scouts as well. Today, we have drag queens reading to our children in library’s and that is not even scratching the surface. All based on sex like you said.

Now Hollywood is being rocked by sexual allegations of rape, homosexual acts and pedophilia. It is enough to make ones head spin. So yes, I certainly think there is a connection here between what worked for Satan in the Garden and the events of today. As the scripture states, “the thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun,(Ecclesiastes 1:9).

Satan’s tricks are old and tired, but if we are not sharp he will catch us off guard with them. I do not think he caught you off guard Monday, good job making the connection and laying it out for us.

I do want to add, there is nothing wrong with sex in of itself. A Christian couple should embrace sex, it is a part of a healthy marriage, God’s Word makes that clear (1 Corinthians 7:1-5).

On another note, we know from scriptures such as 1 Timothy 3 during the last days wickedness would increase dramatically. The absence of God magnifies this and I am quick to add it is not that God left us, it is that we have left Him, as a nation that is.

Think about it. Consider everything you mentioned above and how many people do you know in your daily life that actually have a problem with it? Aside from pedophilia most people do not care about the list of abominations you made, most of them are all widely acceptable which is extremely sad, but that shows us when we leave God out, Satan will fill the void (Luke 11:24-26).

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  1. Brandon, we here, are thankful to God for all that He has gifted you to do in His Service on WEB…

    May God / Christ continue to lead, guide, direct and touch you and all those that love and believe in Him.

    Regarding your answer to Deborah…

    I would like to hear your thoughts, if you may, on the Lord using Apostle Peter to raise Tabitha who “died”…as the relevant Scriptures below puts it. I agree that Tabitha flesh was dead…not her real spiritual body.

    In Christ Yeshua’s Holy Name…shouldn’t God’s Zadok / upright ones / the just / Apostles (sent forth ones) be able to do this also?

    Acts 9:36-40 “Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

    37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

    38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.

    39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.”

    We very much value your gifts and reasoning.

    Humbly seeking to mature more and more in God’s / Christ’s Truths, each day.

    • Good evening.

      To make sure we are on the same page, I did document in the Old and New Testament that people were raised from the dead. It certainly happened in the days before Jesus even. Take a moment to read the QA again, who owns the souls and where do they go when they die? Back to our Father and He owns the souls.

      Let me ask a couple more questions, who raised the people Old and New Testament from the dead? Did Peter raise Tabitha from the dead by himself? No, not a chance. What did Peter do?

      Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed”.

      Peter could not raise anyone from the dead by himself, He reached out to our Father and asked Him. That is what I want to drive home here. God owns the souls, the flesh dies, the soul returns to our Father. So understanding that, the only way that soul goes anywhere is by the will of God.

      Peter was special in the sense that He worked hard for Christ and Peter was rewarded for that.

      Turn your Bible with me to,

      Matthew 16:18
      18
      “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

      This is Christ speaking to Peter.

      Matthew 16:19
      19
      “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

      It would appear Christ gave Peter and Peter only extra gifts if you will and I feel this played a part with the resurrection of Tabitha. Just never forget who did the resurrecting, it was God.

      I want to cover this a little more. In Matthew 10:7-8 Christ sent off the 12 Apostles to share the Word and He told them several things to do, let us read verse 8 together,

      Matthew 10:8  
      8
      “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”

      Christ told them to “raise the dead,” yet they never did, except Peter played a part once as you documented. I feel this “raise the dead“ is in a spiritual sense and that is our job today, to raise people from their spiritual slumber. As we pointed out in the QA, we truly never die in a literal sense, unless we are not found written in The Book of Life.

      However, we can be spiritually dead and Revelation 20:11-15 will document spiritual death as well. Remember, John “saw the dead, small and great, stand before God.” Obviously, no one is dead in Heaven, it is simply a spiritual death that we are talking about and many are in that state today on earth.

      Yet, it is the body of Christ that is supposed to work together though His Spirit to ‘raise people from their spiritual death’, so I feel that is what Christ was referencing.

      Finally, no I do not believe anyone on earth today will be able to raise one from the dead, I do not believe God will work that miracle through them. This is not the time for miracles like that, it is a time of faith and faith alone.

      I want you to recall Revelation 11 in your mind for a moment. The Two Witnesses are killed by Satan “and after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.”

      Great fear will fall on the people of the earth who see the Two Witnesses rise from the dead. Why? No one has ever seen such an event occur. God is saving this one, saving it for the very end of this age of flesh.

      Thank You.

      • Good day Brandon,

        Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this…I certainly value and appreciate that.

        I was so glad that you’ve included Matthew 10:8 in your response, because that is mainly why I’ve sought your thoughts on this.

        I did read and reread your response to Deborah…before…sending you my initial post…you’ve made it quite clear that it was God that owns our souls, I was not refuting that in any way. That precisely WHY I’ve placed “Christ Yeshua’s Holy Name” FIRST…as evidence in the clip below…

        “In Christ Yeshua’s Holy Name…shouldn’t God’s Zadok / upright ones /
        the just / Apostles (sent forth ones) be able to do this also?”

        I believe that in raising the dead, wherever the Son and Father is…there the Holy Spirit is…at work also.

        I’ve always wondered WHY we do not see such a miracle today, based on what was stated in Matthew 10:8 and that God used Peter to raise Tabitha…
        That’s what prompted my comment to you / WEB.

        Thanks again for sharing your thoughts on this subject again, Brandon…

        All that you do helps us to mature in understanding God’s Truths and World Events as it pertains to Bible Prophecies.

        I consider that a treasure and gift from God / Christ in these Last Days.

        God Bless.

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