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What is the Bible?


The bible is an integrated message system of 66 books written by 40 authors over thousands of years. They say that the new testament is in the old testament concealed and the old testament is in the new testament revealed. The more one looks at the bible the more what they says seems quite correct. There are specific books or chapters on how one should read or study the bible, How to pray, Stewardship, Worship, What is the Church, What are the rules in and about the Family. What this means is that when Holy Spirit inspires authors to write the message of God to you it is spread through out the whole book a little here a little there. It is better stated in the book of Isaiah chapter 28 verse 10 (Is 28:10): “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little”.

If you were a communications engineer designing a channel of communications and you were anticipating hostile jamming, what would you do? You would spread  your message over the available band with or spectrum. That is what God has done with the bible. Why did God do this?

After God, His son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit created the heavens and the earth in Gen 1:1, there is believed to be a period in which is called the gap period that falls between verses 1 and 2 of Genesis chapter 1. This is said to be the period of time in which Lucifer, whom was perfect in his ways from the day he was created, whom was the anointed or boss cherub, who covered the throne of God got greedy and started the first attempt at a hostile take over (And we thought man came up with that idea) of heaven. In his case it did not work and Lucifer (also known as Satan) and  the angels that joined him were cast out of heaven.

Another way to look at this is to compare a hologram to the bible. Not one of those that are on a persons credit card but a real one (TV’s version was Al on the show Quautum Leap). It is kind of interesting to get an understanding of holography. Imagine someone standing in front of you with a coffee mug in their hand and a spot on their shirt. Now you take a picture of them with an ordinary camera you will get a photo of them holding a coffee mug, but you won’t see the spot on their shirt. Let’s say you made a holographic image of them instead. The way you do this is to illuminate that person with laser light. No lens, okay, just a piece of special film and hold it in such a way that it gets the reflection of the laser light off them and direct light from the laser. What is recorded on the film is the interference patterns of those two sources of light. Now you develop that in a dark room. When you are finished it looks like a darkroom mistake. It looks like a foggy piece of film and that you wasted your time until you take that film and illuminate it with the laser that created it in the first place. That piece of film will look like a window into a three dimensional space. Now if you look at it you will see that person standing in front of you holding a coffee mug, but this time you will be able to take your eye and look around that coffee mug and see the spot. Okay!, you with me so far? Now if you cut an one inch  hole in your normal photo you will lose all that was there but in a hologram you can just move your eye around that cut space and still see the mug and even the spot. True you might lose some resolution. It’s not as sharp as it once was but none of the information that was contained in there was lost.hologram

A  hologram has some other interesting aspects to it. If you take that hologram and put it in natural light it has no aspects that you should desire it. you take the bible in natural light, it is a collection of myths and legends, some literature, but what does it mean? Ask the world, they will tell you. They take votes on what Jesus Christ really said.

If on the other hand you illuminate the hologram with the light that created it in the first place you get the true image. You illuminate the bible by the light that created it in the first place it will give you an image of what?  Of Jesus Christ! You can tear pages out of the bible and you don’t lose the image. You might lose a little resolution, but the message is spread through out. BUT if you illuminate the hologram with a laser of a different frequency you get a false image. Now if you illuminate the bible by a different spirit than the Holy Spirit that created it you can and will get into some DEEP TROUBLE.

 

 

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John Chapter 4


1)       What is the gift of God and why does Jesus say that you have to ask for it?

2)       How could you explain to a young person verse 24?

3)       In verse 27, why did Jesus’ disciples marvel that he talked to a woman? Also why did they not question?

4)       What does verses 46-53 teach us about faith?

5)       Think again about 1:18 where John said that Jesus makes God known to us, and shows us what God is like. From what you have read in chapter 4, what is God like?

6)       In Colossians 3:1-2 we read that, if then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above not on things on Earth. What have you personally observed about Jesus Christ in this chapter that would be worthy of setting your heart on?

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John Chapter 3

1) Why is the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus so important?

2) Does it or should it have an effect on you and your life?

3) How do John 3:19-21 relate what was learned in John 1:4-5?

4) Using what you have read in verses 22-36, how would you describe John the Baptist as you see him here?

5)Do John’s words ring true about Jesus the man and if so, what did God the Father give His son Jesus?

6)Using verses 5-8, how would you describe what it means to be a spiritual man or woman?

7) Many people consider verse 16 to be the key verse in the entire Bible. Would you try compressing the content of the verse into a statement that uses as few words as possible?

8) Compare the message in verse 16 with Romans 5:8 and 1John 4:9-10. Why do you think so many people in the world still do not believe the message?

9)How could you use verses 16-21 to help an unsaved acquaintance that expressed a desire to become a Christian?

10)If a non-Christian said to you, But God is too good and loving to condemn anyone to hell,” could you use verses 18 & 36 in reply?

Chapter 4

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John Chapter 2


1)   ‘On the third day’ what does this refers to?

2)   What does Jesus mean by “My time has not yet come?”

3)   Why was it important for Jesus to turn water into wine?

4)   Was it significant that the wine Jesus created be better than what was already there?

5)   Did the Jews get upset because he used a scourge on them to get them out of the temple or was it because Jesus said “make not My Father’s house a house of merchandise.”?

6)   After the Jews had asked for a sign, Jesus answered by saying “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days.” What is so significant about this statement?

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John Chapter 1


1)  Looking at the first three verse, how do they compare to Genesis verse one?

2)  Why does the darkness not comprehend the light?

3)   In verse 4 it says that life was the light of men. What is it now?

4)   Compare yourself to John the Baptist?

5)   Is it significant that John the Baptist and Jesus were cousins but yet John did not know   whom his cousin was?

6)   Why did it not bother John that his two closest disciples left him and went with Jesus?

7)   What is so special about John?

8)   According to this chapter what statement is made twice and why?

9)   Today there is petty politics, greed, self-glorification and jealously when and how the word of God is spread. Was it the same when Jesus came?

10)   What was the key that started Christianity?

 Chapter 2

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Forbidding Sickness

I’m the Body of Christ, I am redeemed from the curse, and I forbid any sickness or disease to operate in this body. Every organ, every tissue of this body functions in the perfection to which God created it to function. Every organ, every tissue will function properly, for greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.

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Nothing In All Creation

Nothing In all Creation  can separate you from My Love. Pause and ponder what an astonishing promise this is! You live in a world where separations abound: wives from husbands, children from parents,friends from friends, childhood dreams from adult reality. But there is one terrible separation you will never have to face: isolation from My loving Presence.

I want you to cling  to Me  with tenacious confidence. This gives you strength to cope with the uncertainties of living in such a broken, unstable world. Anxious thoughts can assault your mind and fill you with fear if you forget that My Love will never fail you. When you find yourself feeling afraid, grasp My hand in childlike trust. Rest in the protection of My Presence, and remember that perfect Love drives out fear.

The greatest wealth on earth is minuscule compared with the riches of My boundless Love. Yet this is My free gift to all who follow Me. How priceless is My unfailing Love!

This comes from the March 17 reading of Jesus Always by Sarah Young. Hope it brought you joy!

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Death is Nothing at all

I received this from a friend so I thought I would share it with you.RIP

Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away to the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains the exactly as it was. I am I and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. What ever we wee to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in tour tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, something where very near, just around the corner. All is well.

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Design a Genealogy

Try to design a genealogy, of actual people, with the follow parameters:

  1. The number of words in it must be divisible by 7 evenly.
  2. The number of letters must also be divisible by 7 evenly.
  3. The number of vowels and the number of consonants must also be divisible by 7 evenly.
  4. The number of words that begin with a vowel must be divisible by 7 evenly.
  5. The number of words that begin with a consonant must be divisible by 7 evenly.
  6. The number of words that occur more than once must be divisible by 7 evenly.
  7. The number of words that occur in more than one form must be divisible by 7 evenly.
  8. The number of words that occur in only one form must be divisible by 7 evenly.
  9. The number of nouns must be divisible by 7 evenly.
  10. Only 7 words shall NOT be nouns
  11. The number of names in the genealogy must be divisible by 7 evenly.
  12. Only 7 other kinds of nouns shall be permitted.
  13. The number of male names must be divisible by 7 evenly.
  14. The number of generations shall be 21, also divisible by 7 evenly.

 

This is the genealogy of Jesus Christ in Greek found in the Book of Matthew.