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  2. Right now, at 4:45pm I have a pork roast on cooking. I am cooking it "pot roast" style. I find this much more moist and tender than roasting it in the oven.
  3. Northern California; $4.49 at the cheapest station in town. costs me a small fortune per month to go to church or town.
  4. Maybe not physically two thousand years ago, but He definitely was here when He created it.
  5. I agree. They didn't have a perfect Bible/guideposts for them to go by. They had partial knowledge, and they were the instruments that God was using to complete his word. History and prophecy are two of my favorite subjects. One minor was in history. I went to many prophecy conferences in the early years, and found that there are many varying interpretations of the scriptures. I know which one I agree with and believe is Biblical.
  6. Please, prove that the story was just a myth..That's the first time I've heard someone inside Christianity call it that. Just wondering why you'd call it that.
  7. C'mon, man! Be realistic...did Jesus walk this continent? LOL
  8. And Survey says, the number one Biblical/Sunday School answer is: Jesus! Trying to be a little funny - but it is true, He was here before anyone else!
  9. If God says something in His Word, it is not limiting God by believing what He has said - and He has in various places stated that everything that is in this universe (my wording) was created within those literal 24 hour days of creation week. And the story of the world's time being off by two or three days is just a fable, a myth. The astronomers would have had to have perfect knowledge of where everything was astronomically back then and where everything should have been in order to make that kind of declaration. They don't know. The most they can do is look at the placing of all the stars and objects in space, see how far they travel (in their orbits, etc.) in a given period of time, and trace it back to the days of Joshua. There is no way they could tell if a period of time was missing. We believe it because the Bible says it, not because some scientist somewhere thinks he had a way to prove it. If the Bible itself stated where they objects in space were and where they were supposed to be, then maybe someone could calculate that because they aren't where they should have been, some time was missing - but looking back almost 3500 years, we do not have that kind of scientific data. It's just a story told by some (perhaps) good meaning Christian.
  10. If Jesus could have come anytime in the last 1900 years, what about the prophetic portions of Revelation 2-3? I believe each letter in those two chapters also clearly represents 7 eras of church history, from the first century until the rapture of the church (see Revelation 4:1). There are two many things that are fulfilled in church history to be just a coincidence or reading into these chapters. For example, the 10 days that Smyrna will be tried historically refers to 10 literal persecutions of Christians by Roman emperors in the first three centuries, ending when Constantine united church and state in his realm in 312 AD. This is represented by Pergamos, which literally means "elevated by marriage." Right now we are in the age of Laodicea, the time of the great falling away which the NT foretold - and which Paul stated has to come first before that man of sin is revealed. He therefore could not have come in the second or third century AD because the falling away had not yet occured.
  11. Remember, though...God is outside of space and time. He's not restricted in the least by any of it. He can do as he wills. I'm not saying that the days were longer than 24 hours, but I do believe that because GOD is outside of space and time, it's not relevant to him. Just as the day being longer during a battle because Joshua was holding up his staff...the sun held fast in it's place increasing the amount of day that they had to win the battle. There have been calculations that say that the world's time is off by at least two or three days. It could very well be more. I'm not putting that limitation on God.
  12. I could handle the mean tweets. They never bothered me. I just didn't pay any attention to what he was saying. I'd rather have the lower prices and NO MORE BIDEN/HARRIS.
  13. I have heard many preachers say that they believe that the adversary has had a person ready to take over in every generation. I believe that this could be the case. He has to be ready because he doesn't know when the Rapture is going to happen, and he has to be on top of the situation when it does. Most Messianic Rabbi's believe that this is the Israel that is supposed to be restored. I have many Jewish people in my family. Most are Christians.
  14. $3.30 for regular. But at least there are no more mean tweets.
  15. I'm not sure if the modern day Israel is the rebirth of the nation of Israel as mentioned in the bible. Seems to me the rapture and tribulation could have happened at any point over the last 2,000 years but keeps getting hindered (Daniel 10:20,21). I really believe that there's always been one person on this earth that could have been the Antichrist but the battle that takes place behind the scenes in the spirit world has prevented it. Paul said the mystery of iniquity was already at work in his day.
  16. No candies being given out here. We don't have trick or treaters coming to the door. Haven't had any in the last 17 years. Love the quiet!
  17. I might give candy to the kids on my bus but same here, lights out door locked.
  18. I don't endorse Grant Jeffreys - but in one of his books, using the same calculations that Robert Anderson gives to show the fulfillment of the 69 weeks of Daniel (Jesus coming into Jerusalem on April 6th, AD 32), he shows Bible-based calculations that literally show Israel returning to their land in 1948. I read this book like 20 or so years ago, and about 6 months back I tried to explain it as best as I could to some friends as my faulty memory could recall (copied just now from my texts to them). Have you ever read Robert Anderson’s The Coming Prince? In the book he calculated how to show when the OT showed the Messiah would come. Using Daniel’s prophecy of the 70 weeks (70 x 7 years, 490 years). The first 69 weeks (483 years) led to Messiah the Prince (the last seven being the 7 year tribulation period). Dating from the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem - which was 445 BC - 483 years comes out to April 6, 32 AD. He got his calculations by taking 483 years, times 360 days per year (as Revelation shows the Jewish year is), divided by our calendar year of 365 days a year. 483 x 360 = 173,880 days Divided by 365 = 476.38 years Minus 445 BC takes us to 31.38 AD (now add one year because there is no year 0) That takes us to April 6, 32 AD I also remembered the passage and the formula that comes out to 1948. I was reading Ezekiel 4 this morning. See especially verses 5-6. Using the same calculations Robert Anderson used to calculate the date when Jesus came riding into Jerusalem on a donkey (Palm Sunday, April 6, 32 AD) 430 days - a day for a year - 430 years minus the seventy years in Babylon. Then times 7 according to Leviticus 26. If they kept walking in rebellion against the Lord, they would be punished seven times more for their sins. Only some of the nation went back to Jerusalem after being released from their Babylonian captivity. The final judgement in Leviticus 26 was for the Jews being scattered around the world in exile, in the lands of their enemies. 360 years x 7 = 2520 years 2520 x 360 days a year (for their year) then divided by 365 days a year (for our years) 2520 x 360 = 907,200 days divided by 365 = 2485.48 (rounded up) According to Wikipedia, the seventy year Babylonian captivity ended in 538 BC 2485.48 minus 538 gives us 1947.48 years (add one year because there is no year 0) If this part matters, it should be easy to verify again, but from what I recall, when they were released from the Babylonian captivity, it was supposedly in the fall. 1948 and 1/2 years brings us to spring 1948. If there is something off in the way I am explaining this or something I am forgetting to connect with it, I am sorry about that - but this shows a pretty clear calculation to the year 1948, when Israel became a nation again. (May 14, 1948)
  19. It doesn't matter what is filling the gap between these different suns, etc. and us. If God could create a world with mature plants and animals right at the start, surely He could create light sources in the heavens whose lights are already reaching us. Also, the Bible teaches that EVERYTHING in the heavens and earth was created in those six days, and that that creation week was an example for us to follow. Can't follow the example to work for six days and rest for one day if the days were 1000 years for example - the oldest man that ever lived never even made it to 1000 years - so none of us is ever going to be able to follow God's example and be able to rest!! Nehemiah 9:6 Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee. Exodus 20:9-11 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Exodus 31:16-17 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
  20. Good insights, Jerry. Some preachers don't believe that this rebirth of Israel is what the Bible is speaking of. I don't see how they could possibly just discard the possibility that it is. It's the first time in nearly 2K years that the nation has been in place.
  21. One of the prophecies about Jesus' return had to do with Israel coming together as a nation. Matthew 24:32-34 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. This passage refers to Israel as the fig tree (a symbol used in various other places in the Bible), and states that they will not pass until these things be fulfilled. The word "not" is a double negative and is often indicates something that can never happen: "no, never". That seems to indicate that the generation of Israelites that came together in 1948 to form the modern nation of Israel will not completely pass away (and for the sake of the argument, seems to indicate there will be quite a few remaining, not just a couple of stragglers hanging on). If the average age of that generation in 1948 that formed the nation of Israel were 20 years old (just using this age as a reference point), that means they would now be 93 or more years old. How much longer will they live before they can no longer fulfill the statement Jesus made that they would NOT (no, never) pass away. If this passage has some other meaning that is consistent with Bible prophecy and symbolism, I am not aware of it (doesn't mean there isn't or can't be another meaning - just that it is not being presented or taught that I know of).
  22. Soaring Aloft On Eagle’s Wings Tossed to and fro in the path of the storm, Grey clouds lowering and blocking my view; Growing so weary in this turbulent wind, How do I rise upwards in faith to You? My strength needn’t falter or flag in the air, All I need is to trust and wait on the Lord; When I look up to You in heartfelt prayer, In victory, I find my spirit has soared. Finding courage to face this storm head on; Claiming Your promises and rising above; These clouds won’t hold me back from serving my Lord, I’m soaring aloft on Your wings of love. I’m flying so high up on eagle’s wings, Far above the dreary world below; High over all my worries and my cares – All those fears that once troubled me so. I’m soaring above in the clear blue sky, Higher than those clouds that darkened my day; Rising towards the Sun of Righteousness, His Word, like a beacon, illumines my way. There’s a gentle calmness within my heart, Held aloft by Jesus’ everlasting arms, There’s peace within, no foes to alarm me; Safe in the stillness in the eye of the storm. You calm the winds and still all their waves, You control the course of the water ways; You lift me up above all the noise of strife, Unfettered, my soul soars to You in praise. Flying aloft on these eagle’s wings, No earthly troubles to hinder my view; Heaven’s expanse opened before my eyes, Content and at home, soaring straight towards You. October 18th, 2021 Jerry Bouey Psalms 93 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever. Psalms 84:1-3 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God. 1 Samuel 15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent. Interesting that the word Strength in the verse above has this meaning: “from 5329; properly, a goal, i.e. the bright object at a distance travelled towards… usually (adverbially), continually (i.e. to the most distant point of view).” 24 times this word is translated as “ever”, usually in the phrase “for ever” – which makes me think of a distant point that you are continuing towards on and on, ongoing, not quite reaching the end in this life, but striving towards it nonetheless. Strong’s # 5329 has this definition: “properly, to glitter from afar, i.e. to be eminent… to excel, be bright, be preeminent, be perpetual, be overseer, be enduring.” The picture that comes to my mind is that of travelling towards a city and seeing the bright lights off in the distance, knowing that those lights bring you closer and closer to your destination, your home. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Strength of Israel – He’s the bright object in the distance, dwelling with Him forever in Heaven is the goal we are travelling towards. Our eternal home is in Him.
  23. I was listening to a sermon on a Christian broadcasting netword, and the preacher who was speaking stated several times that ALL THE PROPHECIES that needed to be fulfilled, and all of the conditions for Christs return in the Rapture had been met...all that we were waiting for was for God to tell the Son that it was time for him to come and get us. I know that many of the Bible prophecies have been fulfilled, and that the time of his coming is near...but are we truly living in the last days? Have ALL the prophecies that need to be fulfilled been fufilled for his coming? Is this mandate by Mr. Biden a dry run for the upcoming Mark of the Beast?? I know I've been hearing these things since I was 9 years old....I'm nearly 60 now. The apostles believed THEY were living in the last days and that Christ would soon return to take his bride home. Could it be another 5 years, 10 years, or even longer before his coming for us? Thanks for your input in advance. I know what I believe, and have studied this for many years...I just find it strange the twists that some preachers put on this.
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