The Latter (Ladder) Rain

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Deuteronomy 11:14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

Job 29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

Jeremiah 3:3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; […]

The Latter (Ladder) Rain2021-04-01T16:47:08-07:00

Answering Mr. O in Regard to Omnipresence

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Mr. O, I mentioned I would put a video together, but after starting to write out the notes, I found that writing would be a good way to go. I hope you don’t mind the change in what I said I would do. My comments are in bold:

Hello Pastor. I have some concerns regarding this video presentation and I am hoping you can help me understand. First of all, I agree with everything you have presented as far as the sources you have quoted. My concern is, I am afraid I am not understanding your interpretation of the material you have conveyed.

Thank you so much. If you could help, I would request that you go through the video again, pointing out precisely where I have misconstrued the words I […]

Answering Mr. O in Regard to Omnipresence2021-03-15T20:42:27-07:00

Courtship with Isaac and Rebekah

 

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Principles of courtship from the Bible

Genesis 24:1 Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. 

  • Abraham, an aged man that God had blessed in all things. Old and wise, mature, careful, instructed by the Lord, someone who it would be well for us to take counsel from.

Genesis 24:2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

  • To his oldest, wisest servant, one who was closest to him, even in his house, one that had the greatest amount of responsibility, ruling over all that Abraham had, to one honored […]
Courtship with Isaac and Rebekah2021-03-03T15:07:49-08:00

Proverbs 8:22-30

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This chapter starts out addressing “wisdom.” Notice how 1 Corinthians 1:24 and 30 address this issue saying that Christ is wisdom. 

Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:24

Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom.” 1 Corinthians 1:30

Ellen White applies Proverbs 8:22-30 directly to Christ in Patriarchs and Prophets 34.1 by saying, “the Son of God declares concerning Himself…”

Proverbs 8:22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

Possessed:

Out of the 85 translations, most, “bought” = 21, “buy” = 18 (Similar to Luke 2:34-35?). 

Beginning:

Out of the 51 translations, most, “beginning” = 18, “firstfruits” = 11. 

Way:

Out of […]

Proverbs 8:22-302021-04-10T16:07:48-07:00

My Testimony and How God Has Led Me – the Richard Story Testimony

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 My Testimony and How God Has Led Me.

By Richard Story

The purpose of this testimony is not intended to be an all-inclusive autobiography. I’m trying to tell how I kept Jesus out of my heart, and He finally got me to listen to Him.

I was born in a Naval hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia, during a snow storm which is highly unusual for Georgia, even if it was December 12, 1944. I was 22 inches long, and weighed 6 lbs 12 oz. My initial size belied the fact that throughout my life I’ve been average height and definitely […]

My Testimony and How God Has Led Me – the Richard Story Testimony2021-04-04T05:59:24-07:00

The Foreknowledge of God

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Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge (Gr: prognosis, 1 of 2 uses) of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

Acts 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

Romans 8:29 […]

The Foreknowledge of God2021-03-02T17:03:35-08:00

Baptizing into the Family (baptize, baptized, baptism)

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  • How do we get to the Father?

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

  • How do we get the Spirit? John the Baptist said,

Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy […]

Baptizing into the Family (baptize, baptized, baptism)2021-04-13T17:18:49-07:00

God Looks Down

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Deut. 26:15 Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

Psa. 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

Psa. 53:2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. […]

God Looks Down2020-12-21T05:11:24-08:00

Wh… I Am

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John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

  • Notice the context:
    Wh… I Am2021-01-06T11:21:38-08:00

    God the Father 2.0 and QnA

     

     

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    “That there is one God, a personal, spiritual being, the creator of all things, omnipotent, omniscient, and eternal; infinite in wisdom, holiness, justice, goodness, truth, and mercy; unchangeable, and everywhere present by his representative, the Holy Spirit. Ps. 139:7.” SDA Fundamental Principle, 1889

    Genesis 1:26 God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…

    • Adam, as the “Father of all” -Gen. 2:7, Psa. 90:1-2
    • Eve, begotten/brought forth -Gen. 2:21-22, […]
    God the Father 2.0 and QnA2020-12-16T07:26:46-08:00

    Melchisedec

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    There are 11 uses in the KJV

    Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

    Notice, the Bible says he was the “king” and “the priest,” not the son of God, nor the spirit of God—and being a king and priest, he must have been a man. If, as the king of Salem (meaning peace), he brought “bread and wine” which were symbolic of the forthcoming life and death of the Son of God, could he not also be symbolic of that […]

    Melchisedec2020-12-16T07:28:31-08:00

    Gospel in the Sanctuary (Angels in the Sanctuary)

     

     

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    Steps to the Father

    By Zaddoch Ponde GSrrM –Kenya

    GospelSoundersMinistry.org

    Hebrews 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, [that] thou make all things according to the pattern showed to thee in the mount.

    Psa 77:13  Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

    • Light from the sanctuary illumined the past, the […]
    Gospel in the Sanctuary (Angels in the Sanctuary)2020-10-04T08:06:12-07:00

    A Deeper Look at the Angels

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    Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

    Daniel 8:15 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

    Daniel 8:16 And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make […]

    A Deeper Look at the Angels2020-08-20T17:05:08-07:00

    Believe On!

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    The following verses contain every time the KJV uses the phrase “believe on.”

    John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

    John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

    John 7:39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

    John 9:35-36 Jesus heard that they had cast him […]

    Believe On!2020-07-03T13:51:43-07:00

    How was Jesus Raised from the Dead?

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    Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

    Matthew 17:23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

    Luke 9:22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and […]

    How was Jesus Raised from the Dead?2021-03-17T08:13:08-07:00

    Giving God His Proper Place – Parts 1-2

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    The first 19 years as a Christian (working since 2000 as a pastor), one of the things I came to do was to exalt a false Christ in the place of His Father. Since 2015, I’ve come to understand that we would be completely without hope were it not for the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Knowing the Bible describes worship of the Father and Son, we should not replace the worship of the Father with worshipping the Son, as I had been led to do.

    God the Father:

        • Gave His Son all power: (Matthew 28:18)
        • Gave His Spirit to His Son: (John 3:34)
        • […]

    Giving God His Proper Place – Parts 1-22020-04-27T07:49:05-07:00

    Is Jesus God Almighty?

    Is Jesus Almighty God?

    A question I’ve received often by many sincere, truth-seeking individuals is: Is Jesus the Almighty God spoken of in the Bible? The short answer, I tell them, is no. Of course, there are some difficult passages with which to wrestle, so in this brief article, I intend to tackle this matter and, hopefully, provide the reader a definitive answer that is easily understood and easy to explain. However, to answer this question with biblical soundness, we must answer a couple of other questions, first. So, let’s begin this study in God’s word by asking what is probably the simplest question […]

    Is Jesus God Almighty?2020-04-01T10:26:06-07:00

    God in the Sanctuary

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    God the Father “the highest.”

    Psalms 18:13 [a prophecy of the cross] The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice;

    Luke 1:32 [Jesus] shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest:

    Mark 5:7 [a demon said] What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God?

    “I saw that the wings of the angels did not reach above the Father, for that would bring Him too low. I saw that the Father was in the midst […]

    God in the Sanctuary2020-03-05T21:03:00-08:00

    For Ever and Ever

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    Exodus 15:18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.

        • Could this be referring to Jesus Christ? What about the fact that He wasn’t on the throne until He overcame? Except that this is referring to a future tense…
            • Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
            • Revelation 3:22 He that hath an […]
    For Ever and Ever2020-02-01T18:23:39-08:00

    Father and Son Texts in the New Testament

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    The Father & Son in Single Verses (578 / 7,943 – 7.3%)

    Matthew (33 / 1,071 verses – 3%)

    • Matthew 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
    • Matthew 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
    • Matthew 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge […]
    Father and Son Texts in the New Testament2020-10-04T08:12:01-07:00

    50 Preguntas Bíblicas Sobre la Trinidad

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    1. ¿Dónde encontramos en la Biblia las palabras «trinidad», «triuno», «triunidad» u otras palabras parecidas?
    2. ¿Podemos encontrar «Dios el Hijo» en la Biblia?
    3. ¿Podemos encontrar «Dios el Espíritu» en la Biblia?
    4. ¿Dónde se encuentra el término «co-eterno» en la Biblia?
    5. ¿Dónde se encuentra el término «co-igual» en la Biblia?
    6. Si las palabras o frases destacadas de la trinidad no se encuentran en la Biblia, ¿de dónde surgió esta idea?
    7. En el Antiguo Testamento, la profecía sobre Jesús en Zac 6:13, cuando se refiere al «consejo de paz» el cual es «entre ambos», ¿quienes son los dos? Si fueron Dios el […]
    50 Preguntas Bíblicas Sobre la Trinidad2020-09-09T19:31:15-07:00

    Two Great Powers

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    When the soul surrenders itself to Christ, a new power takes possession of the new heart. A change is wrought which man can never accomplish for himself. It is a supernatural work, bringing a supernatural element into human nature. The soul that is yielded to Christ becomes His own fortress, which He holds in a revolted world, and He intends that no authority shall be known in it but His own. A soul thus kept in possession by the heavenly agencies is impregnable to the assaults of Satan. But unless we do yield ourselves to […]

    Two Great Powers2019-12-12T21:43:33-08:00
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