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One of my most favorite verses is Genesis 1:1 because I believe it includes all other verses within it.  Most people read the English translated (by man) version that says something like “in the beginning God created…”

Is that what scripture actually says?  Here are the original words in the original order.

Now, seriously, ask yourself who does the creating (spiritual birthing)?  “He “does, doesn’t he?  Is this the father?  I believe it is.

Who is birthed?

Is it not Elohim?   Is this the Son being “begotten” or spiritually born?

Check out Psalms 2

I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou [art] my Son; this day have I begotten thee Psalms 2:7

This is reiterated in Hebrews 1:5.

For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? Heb 1:5

Please  notice it is occurring on THIS day and is ongoing.  The entire old creation is being reborn into the new.   That’s something to celebrate today!

 

Ever wonder what single verse is the “universe”?

Check out Genesis 1:1. It’s an ongoing (never-ending) “in the begin inning”.

Is Genesis 1:1 the “uni-verse”? (single standalone verse)

 

We are and will be constantly be getting a  new heavens (location of spirit and soul) and Earth (location of body).  Please notice the “colon” at the end of the verse.  What is the purpose of a colon?

Doesn’t it separate what comes before from all that comes after?

Would that make Genesis 1:1 the “uni-(single) verse?

 

Have you ever been told that once a person “believes in Jesus” that the Holy Spirit will come and live inside that person?

Doesn’t this cause us to also believe that our own actions are causing God to do something?

Is that the way God works?  Or is it the other way around?

What does scripture say?  Do we cause the Holy Spirit to act or does God?

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Is the translated Bible a "book of magic"?

Is the translated Bible a “book of magic”?

The following verse has fascinated me since I first read it.

Acts19_19The original words say:

Enough YET of-the-ones THE about-acts practicing together-carry THE SCROLLS they-down-burned in-view of-all and they-together-pebble the values of-them and they-found of-silver MYRIADS(10,000) FIVE Acts 19:19 Westminster-Leningrad Codex

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What exactly is "his blood"?

What exactly is “his blood”?

Good afternoon,

The last few days have been in intense scripture study and things about the “blood of him” and “soul of him” and “the flesh” have arisen.  Let’s take a look.

Is the “soul of all flesh” really the “blood of him”?  Leviticus 17:14

Could this also be “his soul” that he “laid down” “for the life of the world” and “on our heads” (Matt 27:25)?

Could this be related to “the woman” of Genesis 3?

Let’s consider these things together, shall we?

Blood of him

Blessings to you today.

 

If I were God, was all-powerful, and I truly loved all people and wanted them to be with me forever, how would I cause this to occur?

What if I made a person’s imperfection or what the Bible calls “sin” their “free ticket” to receive my OWN perfect righteousness and thus be with me forever?  Do you think they would be thankful when they found out about this free eternally good gift?

If I were God, would I have the power to do this?  Wouldn’t this be a “foolproof” plan?

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Today, I find myself back in Genesis 2 and 3 reviewing the “garden scene”.  I see so many amazing things edenoccurring there that I hope will be “eye opening” to you.

These are things that I suspect you haven’t heard but I believe are very good.  I pray it will give you a WHOLE new inspiring view of what is often called “the fall of man” and a whole new outlook on mankind and even yourself.  I know it has dramatically changed my view of who I am.

Before we do this, let’s ask the following question.

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The mystery of God from our natural view.

The mystery of God from our natural view.

Warning:  The following will sound like the words of a crazy person. 

They are.

I woke up this morning a couple hours early and couldn’t sleep again.  Then, as I was becoming more awake, I heard a conversation going on again in my mind which has occurred many times before.  Once I realized it wasn’t going to stop, I got up and started writing down what I heard.

I wrote for 3+ hours and was hoping I could share it with you, but it is not very understandable for our natural, linear human mind as it has too many topics all woven together.  I couldn’t find the words to make it linear.  So, I kept it for myself or I would be asking you to untangle a barrel of fish hooks.  I don’t think I would like doing that, so I won’t ask you to.

Then, I stumbled upon this verse which is very close to being an epic summary of much of what I was hearing and writing.

Before we look at it, I a wondering if there is anyone truly seeking the truth who is willing to accept what it is really saying and dig deeper into it?

If you are, I can promise you that you will find both LIFE and the author of life, my friend.  If you are still with me, please consider these words carefully and then let’s ask some questions.Continue reading

I pray this Friday is finding you resting in his grace and love.

I have been through hell the past 3-6 months.  Been totally lost in darkness, chaos and confusion.  Had little to no desire to search for him or read his Word.  Fear crept in and was (and still is) controlling me.

Friend, I don’t know if you have ever been in a similar spot, but if you have, you know the torment and turmoil one can go through when all the things he has trusted in are crumbling all around you.

I don’t know how I will make my next house payment as business has ground to a halt.  I don’t know how I will restore the connection to my teenager.  I don’t know how to get reconnected.  But, I do know that our loving father does and I am asking him daily to help me with these things.  He must do them as I can’t.  “I” am only dead weight and my ways are of the flesh which are under the “letter of the law” and only seem to kill me 2 Corinthians 3:6.  I find my ways are all dead ends.

In short, I believe I have “lost Jesus” who is life.  John 14:6.  Simon Peter’s answer in John 6:68 is upon my heart often as I beg him to please finish the work inside soon.

Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life John 6:68

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