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

The King James version says:Continue reading

Do you ever wonder what it would look like if we could peek under the veil of the spirit?  Why is their a veil anyway?

Are we his “woman” with our “face” (mind) covered?

The words of Jesus are coming to mind.

At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants Matt 11:25

What in the world is Jesus talking about?

Who are the “wise and intelligent”?  Are they the “crafty”?

Also, who are the “infants”?  Surely, a baby can’t understand ways of God, can it?

Please allow me to point a little to what I am seeing in this powerful “undercover” work.Continue reading

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?

Now, certainly, I am not smarter than God, right?Continue reading

Is God really making all things new?

Is God really making all things new?  Even right now?

Do you ever wonder what is going on right now all around us spiritually? 

What is God “up to” even right now as we watch TV with our family or go to work?

Many people say they “want to know what God is doing right now” or they “wish they knew what God wants them to do“.   “I just want God to be real to me right now in my everyday life”, is often heard.

Do they really want that?

Or is that something they just say in order to be perceived as pious or “religious”?

Well, let’s test that a bit. I am going to share what God has revealed to me that has allowed me to see RIGHT now what he is doing.

First, please prepare yourself.Continue reading

Does God really live in our heart or not?

Does God really live in our heart or is that something we just say?

I have been going through a tough and challenging experience that maybe you have as well if you are a “person of faith”.

For some crazy, insane reason, I actually believe the Lord is living inside me.

Is this a crazy thought or maybe even “blasphemy” as many “Christians” are telling me in not so nice words?

Well, what are we told to do by Christians when they first approach us?Continue reading

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.

What are the parts of a man?  What is a human made of?Continue reading

Ever feel like you are waiting for the splat?

Ever feel like you are waiting for the splat?

I believe I understand and have been living in the reality that Jesus told us about living in faith.  It’s a scary and lonely place at times.  Where did Jesus himself spend much of his time?

Alone in the “wilderness”.  Have you ever asked yourself where this place truly is?  It’s a place of temptation by the enemy of our soul.  Remember the phrase the “wilderness of the soul”?

I believe the true walk of faith in this life and this body is a single, solitary walk in the “wilderness” (solitary) of the soul.  It doesn’t mean others are never around us, but we are to spend most of our time with him.  It sure would be nice to have others to walk along, but my experience has been that they quickly separate from you once the Lord has you speak words of faith beyond where they are.  We are not supposed to go beyond what the “accepted level of faith” is for the group.

I have come to conclude that believing God’s Word directly as it is written and speaking it to others will cause them to separate from you.  It’s like “dividing the waters” or “separating the wheat from the chaff”.   When you first see it occur, it will perplex you.  You see a powerful life-giving truth in his Word that is feeding you life and you attempt to share it with others and they run away from you as if you are the walking dead!  Why?

I have asked this question and here is what I heard.

Did you know that the definition of a “Pharisee” is “one who separates or goes away from”?   They actually run AWAY from the truth when they hear it instead of towards it.

Why does this occur?

One word.

Fear.Continue reading

Have you ever played the game called “find the differences” in a picture?

Well, ask yourself the question… “How old was Ahazaih when he became King”?

Then, look at these two verses, first one from 2 Chronicles 2:22 and the second from 2 Kings 8:26.

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See any differences?

If you do and wonder what is going on, ask the Lord and listen.  He will reveal powerful and amazing things to you from within your own heart and mind.  Far beyond what you can ask or even imagine.  Eph 3:20

God bless.

 

Here is something that I pray will really encourage you today.  Check out this verse in it’s original words and consider this question.

Who is it that God is telling us that practices good or evil?

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The truth is indeed, VERY good my friend.  May we both hear his words of truth and life in our heart, mind today.

 

Today, I am asking the question: Should we believe man or God?

Man tells us this (is what God said) in Ezekiel 14:21:

For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast? Ezekiel 14:21 KJV

or

“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! Ezekiel 14:21 NIV

Let’s see the actual original Hebrew words God gave us and read them ourselves directly.  Continue reading