As I watched, this horn was waging war against the saints and defeating them, until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom. (Dan 7:21,22)
The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will WEED OUT OF HIS KINGDOM EVERYTHING THAT CAUSES SIN AND ALL WHO DO EVIL. They will throw them into THE FIERY FURNACE, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Mat 13:41,42)
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such WERE some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor. 6:9-11, NASB)
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. (Gal. 5:24)
He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice." (Luke 8:21)
Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And THE FINAL CONDITION of that man is worse than the first. THAT IS HOW IT WILL BE WITH THIS WICKED GENERATION. (Mat. 12:45)**The progression of the Great Tribulation will be like a demon-possessed person who starts off with one demon, but then afterwards, ends up getting seven more demons that are even more wicked than the first one.
If we claim to be without sin, WE DECEIVE OURSELVES AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN US (1 John 1:8)Consequently, Catholics would have their Catholic, sinless Mary declaring that she, herself, was "without sin"; such a statement or belief on her part would indicate that MARY DECEIVED HERSELF and that THE TRUTH WAS NOT IN HER.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to
THE PROMISE OF LIFE THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS, (2 Tim 1:1)
Paul's Desire To Depart Arrived
When Paul reached the point of his departure from the body, as mentioned in 2 Tim. 4, he surely was THRILLED based on this:
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.... I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; (Phil 1:21,23)
At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him: "Because you relied on the king of Aram and not on the LORD your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand. Were not the Cushites and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen ? Yet when you relied on the LORD, he delivered them into your hand. For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war." ASA WAS ANGRY WITH THE SEER BECAUSE OF THIS; HE WAS SO ENRAGED THAT HE PUT HIM IN PRISON. At the same time Asa brutally oppressed some of the people. (2 Chron. 16:7-10)**Notice the hostile reaction a rebuke/correction can have with some, but Hanani was faithful as a prophet (or seer) to deliver God's message:
Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse. (Prov. 9:7)
Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, TELLING THEM THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE LORD JESUS. The Lord's hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord. (Acts 11:20,21)NOTE: The reason the devil, in the Parable of the Sower, steals the word away from the unbeliever's heart is so they will not believe and be saved (Lk. 8:12). [The word of God precedes salvation and must go forth, which the devil will battle in various ways.]
The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. "What should we do then?" the crowd asked. John answered, "THE MAN WITH TWO TUNICS SHOULD SHARE WITH HIM WHO HAS NONE, AND THE ONE WHO HAS FOOD SHOULD DO THE SAME." Tax collectors also came to be baptized. "Teacher," they asked, "what should we do?" "DON'T COLLECT ANY MORE THAN YOU ARE REQUIRED TO," he told them. Then some soldiers asked him, "And what should we do?" He replied, "DON'T EXTORT MONEY AND DON'T ACCUSE PEOPLE FALSELY - BE CONTENT WITH YOUR PAY." (Luke 3:9-14)
And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, TO KEEP HIM FROM DECEIVING THE NATIONS ANYMORE UNTIL THE THOUSAND YEARS WERE ENDED. After that, he must be set free for a short time. (Rev. 20:1-3)
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to DECEIVE the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. (Rev. 20:7,8)His deceitful and destructive influence on his children now is stated this way:
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. (1 John 5:19)BTW, it was the ABYSS where the demons feared to go:
And they begged him [Jesus] repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss. (Luke 8:31)
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Psa. 119:103)Can YOU relate to that verse?
...Do not my words do good to him WHOSE WAYS ARE UPRIGHT? (Micah 2:7)
So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand. HE READ IT ALOUD FROM DAYBREAK TILL NOON as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law. (Neh. 8:2,3)***Just the PUBLIC READING OF SCRIPTURE will have a spiritual impact on the hearers. Remember, one is "born again" by the word of God (1 Pet. 1:23).
Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself. (Exo. 24:9,10)Yet afterwards, Aaron backslid and made the golden calf (Exo. 32) and Nadab and Abihu offered unauthorized fire and were struck dead (Lev. 10)! God shows no partiality!
When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the priests, who are Levites. IT IS TO BE WITH HIM, AND HE IS TO READ IT ALL THE DAYS OF HIS LIFE so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees and not consider himself better than his brothers and turn from the law to the right or to the left. Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel. (Deut. 17:18-20)Remember, what Jesus taught:
Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.' " (Mat. 4:4)
IF you go over this frequently it will help you >>** The Christian Life (pdf)
Hell Warnings [AUDIO]
The second death is a real possibility, EVEN AFTER YOU GET BORN AGAIN (Rev. 2:10,11 cf. Rev. 21:8), but without any scriptural basis, the eternal security proponents believe the lake of fire danger only applies until you get "born again". Then, they assume (as evidenced by their teaching) that once a person is saved, spiritual death for the righteous is not a possibility, in opposition to what various scriptures declare.
For a more complete Romans Road presentation, read the following article. On a side note, many distribution bibles contain a partial plan of salvation often referred to as the Romans Road; yet the verses that disprove OSAS are excluded from the popular Romans Road "plan of salvation".
I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of DEATH AND HADES. (Rev. 1:18)
I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named DEATH, AND HADES was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Rev. 6:8)
The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and DEATH AND HADES gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. (Rev. 20:13)
Then DEATH AND HADES were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. (Rev. 20:14)**The Lord Jesus holds the keys of death and hades!
"But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, 'I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.' (Luke 14:18)
"Another said, 'I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.' (Luke 14:19)
"Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.' (Luke 14:20)
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. (2 Cor. 11:13,14)
So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the LORD commanded. Aaron threw his staff down in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a snake. Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts: Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs. (Exo. 7:10-12)
They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. (Rev. 16:14)
GOD ALSO TESTIFIED TO IT by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. (Heb. 2:4)
Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But THESE ARE WRITTEN THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. (John 20:30,31)
ANSWER: Yes it is OK to pray to Jesus too and here is the proof:
You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. (John 14:14)
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." Then he fell on his knees and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he fell asleep. (Acts 7:59,60)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. (Heb 12:1)
From this time MANY of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. (John 6:66)
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in ALL KINDS OF COUNTERFEIT MIRACLES, SIGNS AND WONDERS, AND IN EVERY SORT OF EVIL THAT DECEIVES those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. (2 Thess. 2:9,10)
* SIGNS and WONDERS - How businesses were needlessly shut down; oppressive store and travel restrictions were created and enforced; irrational, unnecessary, and downright harmful health rules began; 666 social distancing; health mandates and policies were broadcasted over loudspeakers at big box stores with strangers policing and bullying one another in public about compliance; extreme excitement and REJOICING WITH DANCING INSIDE HOSPITALS, when multitudes were said to have been dying (but were not); etc.
Then a billionaire computer tech dictated global healthcare about the unnecessary, unproven, experimental mRNA technology, which produced magnetism and blue glowing veins under a blacklight. The injected give off a MAC signal; and multitudes have been wounded or died over the injection. Their autopsies revealed strange clotting (or carbon nanotubes, as some have said).
Then the beast system reported that "HUMANS ARE NOW HACKABLE ANIMALS". There was also the surreal technology of our day in this beast system with the artificial intelligence and headline stories openly celebrating the fusion of humans with machines and even stating 2045 is the year man becomes immortal.
The foregoing, strange events were observed to the astonishment, confusion and horror of the world, while the Corona virus, renamed to Covid, then to Sars Cov 2 - had a 99.97% survival rate, but feared as the "Spanish flu" of 1918.
Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. (Mat. 12:44)
The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. "Be careful," Jesus warned them. "WATCH OUT FOR THE YEAST OF THE PHARISEES AND THAT OF HEROD." They discussed this with one another and said, "It is because we have no bread." Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: "Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don't you remember? When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?" "Twelve," they replied. "And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?" They answered, "Seven." He said to them, "Do you still not understand?" (Mark 8:14-21)
Then they understood that he was not telling them to GUARD AGAINST the yeast used in bread, but against THE TEACHING OF THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES. (Mat 16:12)
In the same way, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. (Mat. 5:16)
THE LORD'S MESSAGE RANG OUT FROM YOU not only in Macedonia and Achaia - your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, (1 Thess. 1:8)
Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and BEGAN TO SPEAK TO GREEKS ALSO, TELLING THEM THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE LORD JESUS. THE LORD'S HAND WAS WITH THEM, AND A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE BELIEVED AND TURNED TO THE LORD. (Acts 11:20,21)
Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? IF I WERE STILL TRYING TO PLEASE MEN, I WOULD NOT BE A SERVANT OF CHRIST. (Gal. 1:10)
For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. On the contrary, WE SPEAK AS MEN APPROVED BY GOD TO BE ENTRUSTED WITH THE GOSPEL. WE ARE NOT TRYING TO PLEASE MEN BUT GOD, WHO TESTS OUR HEARTS. You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed - God is our witness. (1 Thess. 2:3-5)
...I try to please everybody in every way. FOR I AM NOT SEEKING MY OWN GOOD BUT THE GOOD OF MANY, SO THAT THEY MAY BE SAVED. (1 Cor 10:33)
Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, IN CHRIST WE SPEAK BEFORE GOD WITH SINCERITY, LIKE MEN SENT FROM GOD. (2 Cor 2:17)
Catholic Fantasyland [AUDIO]
Why is There No Revival? [SHORT VIDEO]
Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom (1 Cor. 1:22)
Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, "Teacher, we want to see a miraculous sign from you." He answered, "A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. (Mat. 12:38,39)
The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. (Mat. 16:1)
Then they took him and brought him to a meeting of the Areopagus, where they said to him, "May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we want to know what they mean." (All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.) (Acts 17:19-21)
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, (Col. 2:9)The fullness of Godhead does not mean Jesus is the Father. That is impossible for various reasons, including Jesus prayed to the Father (Jn. 17). He surely wasn't praying to himself.
We are saved by grace (Eph. 2:8,9) but we can fall from grace (Gal. 5:2-4). We are justified by faith (Rom. 5:1) but our faith can become shipwrecked (1 Tim. 1:19,20) and cease to exist (Lk. 8:13; Rom. 11:19-23). We are not under the law (Rom. 6:14, 15) but if you live according to the sinful nature you will die (Rom. 8:13).
Paul taught against legalism (Gal. 5:3,4) but he also taught that no immoral, impure or greedy person has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God (Eph. 5:5-7). We are not saved by works (Eph. 2:8,9) but to reap eternal life and not destruction you must sow to please the Spirit and not the sinful nature (Gal. 6:8,9).
God is faithful to us (1 Jn. 1:9; 1 Cor. 10:13) but we must be faithful to him to the very end of our lives to escape the lake of fire or second death(Rev. 2:10,11). God surely loves us (Jn. 3:16; Mk. 10:21; Rom. 8:35-39) but those who inherit the kingdom of God love God (Jam 2:5; 1 Cor. 2:9) and to love God means to obey his commands (Jn. 14:15; 1 Jn. 5:3). We have freedom in Christ (Gal. 5:1) but this freedom is not to indulge the sinful nature (Gal. 5:13; 1 Pet 2:16). These Christian beliefs are all Bible-based and evangelical.
As bad as that is, godly women, who rightly do not conform to their fabrications, are condescendingly looked down upon. WHY? Because they have no head rag. Consequently, those groups have erected an unscriptural piece of cloth on the head as the way to judge a woman as either holy or sinful. In some cases, a cloth head covering has even been elevated to a salvation issue (or at the very least, a requirement for fellowship). Elevation of the head rag to this extreme point makes those who embrace it as preaching a false gospel by adding to the plan of salvation something that is not there; and based on Gal. 1:8-9, they stand condemned for so doing.
We are all busy, we all get sick and tired, and we all have various problems and disturbing cares of this life. YOU must be different; you must not let those things hinder your work for the Lord.
Other seed fell among THORNS, which grew up with it and choked the plants. (Luke 8:7)
The seed that fell among THORNS stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by LIFE'S WORRIES, RICHES and PLEASURES, and they do not mature. (Lk. 8:14)
On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be ENTRUSTED WITH THE GOSPEL .... (1 Thess. 2:4)In the Parable of the Talents, the Christian is ENTRUSTED with the LORD'S PROPERTY (THE GOSPEL) and will one day have to give an account for what he did with it.
Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. (Mat 25:14,15)
So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.' "His master replied, 'You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. "'Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' (Mat 25:25-30)
Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may DEVOTE YOURSELVES TO PRAYER. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. (1 Cor. 7:5)
DEVOTE YOURSELVES TO PRAYER, being watchful and thankful. (Col. 4:2)
Until I come, DEVOTE YOURSELF TO THE PUBLIC READING OF SCRIPTURE, TO PREACHING AND TO TEACHING. (1 Tim. 4:13)
This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to DEVOTE THEMSELVES TO DOING WHAT IS GOOD. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone. (Titus 3:8)
Our people must learn to DEVOTE THEMSELVES TO DOING WHAT IS GOOD, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives. (Titus 3:14)
for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. BUT YOU, BROTHERS, ARE NOT IN DARKNESS SO THAT THIS DAY SHOULD SURPRISE YOU LIKE A THIEF. (1 Thess. 5:2-4)
For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: How much worse will it be when I send against Jerusalem my four dreadful judgments - SWORD AND FAMINE AND WILD BEASTS AND PLAGUE - TO KILL its men and their animals! (Ezek. 14:21)
I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to KILL BY SWORD, FAMINE AND PLAGUE, AND BY THE WILD BEASTS OF THE EARTH. (Rev. 6:8)
**A true prophet of God hears God's voice and/or has accurate predictive visions or dreams from God.
In contrast, such people want the ear of the people as a prophet speaking, yet deny they are a prophet. They want it both ways and want to have a back door to run out of if their prediction does not materialize. THAT IS A DECEITFUL WORKMAN. GIVE NO ATTENTION TO SUCH CONFUSED, DECEITFUL and DANGEROUS PEOPLE. Warn others.
as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, even if Noah, Daniel and Job were in it, THEY COULD SAVE NEITHER SON NOR DAUGHTER. THEY WOULD SAVE ONLY THEMSELVES BY THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS. (Ezek. 14:20)In preparation for the Great Flood and the building of the ark, Noah was able to save his family (Heb. 11:7). However, in the days of Ezekiel, things would have been different for Noah.
I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing! (Gal. 2:21)
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, (Rom. 3:22)BUT the faith in the Lord Jesus which saves is reflected here:
Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. HE WHO DOES WHAT IS RIGHT IS RIGHTEOUS, just as he is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil.... (1 John 3:7,8)
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to OBEY HIM AS SLAVES, you are slaves to the one whom you obey - whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or TO OBEDIENCE, WHICH LEADS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS? (Rom. 6:16)
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? (James 2:14)
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God -that is, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, holiness and redemption. (1 Cor 1:30)
For of this you can be sure: NO IMMORAL, IMPURE OR GREEDY PERSON - SUCH A MAN IS AN IDOLATER - HAS ANY INHERITANCE IN THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST AND OF GOD. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things GOD'S WRATH COMES ON THOSE WHO ARE DISOBEDIENT. Therefore do not be partners with them. (Eph. 5:5-7)
Buy The Truth And Do Not Sell It [AUDIO]
At my first defense, NO ONE CAME TO MY SUPPORT, BUT EVERYONE DESERTED ME. May it not be held against them. (2 Tim 4:16)
You know that EVERYONE IN THE PROVINCE OF ASIA HAS DESERTED ME, INCLUDING PHYGELUS AND HERMOGENES. (2 Tim 1:15)**That abandonment happened to Paul when he was old and at the end of his faithful life serving God. WHY should ANY OF US expect anything better as servants of God?
There will certainly be times where you will have to STAND ALONE. You must be able to encourage and strengthen yourself in the Lord. The following teaching speaks to that truth:
The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. (Prov. 21:1)
See: The sovereignty of God and man's free will in salvation teaching.
IF God forced us (or them) to love him, that would not be true love. God wants our heart. DOES HE HAVE YOURS?
Jesus replied: "LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND. This is the first and greatest commandment." (Mat 22:37,38)
I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and PATIENT ENDURANCE that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. (Rev. 1:9)
If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he will be killed. This calls for PATIENT ENDURANCE AND FAITHFULNESS on the part of the saints. (Rev. 13:10)
This calls for PATIENT ENDURANCE on the part of the saints who obey God's commandments and remain faithful to Jesus. (Rev 14:12)
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. THE DEAD WERE JUDGED ACCORDING TO WHAT THEY HAD DONE AS RECORDED IN THE BOOKS. (Rev. 20:12)
His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him. When this had happened, THE REST OF THE SICK ON THE ISLAND CAME AND WERE CURED. (Acts 28:8,9)
... I left Trophimus sick in Miletus. (2 Tim. 4:20)
Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses. (1 Tim. 5:23)
Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and wash them with water. Then dress Aaron in the sacred garments, anoint him and consecrate him so he may serve me as priest. Bring his sons and dress them in tunics. ANOINT THEM just as you anointed their father, so they may serve me as priests. Their anointing will be to a priesthood that will continue for all generations to come." Moses did everything just as the LORD commanded him. (Exo. 40:12-16)
Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and THEY OFFERED UNAUTHORIZED FIRE BEFORE THE LORD, CONTRARY TO HIS COMMAND. SO FIRE CAME OUT FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD AND CONSUMED THEM, AND THEY DIED BEFORE THE LORD. (Lev. 10:1,2)
The names of the sons of Aaron were Nadab the firstborn and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. Those were the names of AARON'S SONS, THE ANOINTED PRIESTS, who were ordained to serve as priests. (Num. 3:2,3)
Zadok the priest took the horn of oil from the sacred tent and ANOINTED SOLOMON. Then they sounded the trumpet and all the people shouted, "Long live King Solomon!" (1 Kings 1:39)
As Solomon grew old, HIS WIVES TURNED HIS HEART AFTER OTHER GODS, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. HE FOLLOWED ASHTORETH THE GODDESS OF THE SIDONIANS, AND MOLECH THE DETESTABLE GOD OF THE AMMONITES. (1 Kings 11:4,5)
Moreover, one RECEIVES JESUS, not by swallowing him into their stomach, but by the following way:
Yet TO ALL WHO RECEIVED HIM, TO THOSE WHO BELIEVED IN HIS NAME, he gave the right to become children of God - (John 1:12)On a side note (albeit an important one): the devil has masterfully confused the meaning of the word belief (in addition to other key words, terms and concepts of the Christian faith - terms such as grace, repent, love of God, etc.)
May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me. May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus. (2 Tim. 1:16-18)
Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. (2 Tim. 2:16)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Tim. 3:16,17)
At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. BUT THE LORD STOOD AT MY SIDE AND GAVE ME STRENGTH, so THAT THROUGH ME THE MESSAGE MIGHT BE FULLY PROCLAIMED AND ALL THE GENTILES MIGHT HEAR IT. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth. (2 Tim. 4:16,17)
On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. (John 11:17)
"Take away the stone," he said. "But, Lord," said Martha, the sister of the dead man, "by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days." (John 11:39)
Therefore MANY OF THE JEWS who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, PUT THEIR FAITH IN HIM. (John 11:45)(2) The time from when the angel appeared to Cornelius to the arrival of Peter:
Cornelius answered: "Four days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me (Acts 10:30).