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  1. What is the significance of forty days and nights in scripture? There was Noah and the rain, Moses on the mount, Moses leading the children of Israel in wilderness forty years, Elijah and traveling on one meal for that time and our Lord Jesus Christ fasted forty days and nights in the wilderness . Your thoughts or better yet God's thoughts!
  2. It does have to do with processing centers and the class of mail it was entered into the USPS system. State lines don't dictate where to most economically process it. Think of it this way, could an ant crawling on your ear get to your left hand if it was not touching your head (no matter how close your hand was to your head). If there was a large enough demand to develop a mail route connection those two hundred miles it would still be a process to develop and establish it. If those Gospel of John booklets were sent "media" mail (the cheapest rate available) they do go much more slowly as First class mail receives priority for using our man power to process the mail. When you get home from the store and you are in a hurry you put your ice cream away before you put your canned goods away. Media mail is restricted to printed matter, music and taped (cds) material. It cannot contain any advertisement or personal messages. This class is designed to save you big bucks mailing books and can be opened to verify its contents to fit the mail class. We inherited a government system in 1971 and became "quasi government" . We do not receive any money from the government but we are still largely controlled by it restricting how we run our business. For instance the USPS is still required to provide you with one free delivery point for your mail. We spend millions and millions of dollars driving mail around to distant rural mail boxes for which there is no charge except a 49 cent stamp. There are many other facets connected to delivery problems, many including poor addressing or mail preparation, wrongly addressed items. If you would really like to get a specific answer to your specific problem talk to your local post office or call 1800 ASK USPS. That works out 1 800 275 8777. By the way I am currently a postmaster in northern California.
  3. I have been dealing lately with a group that holds to a flat earth theory, that all pictures from space are faked, we never went to the moon, (who knows?), and so on. It sems odd to me in a day when people not only fly around the earth on a regular basis, but have sailed around it, (as I have), and that all navigation is based on a round earth, so it wouldn't work on a flat earth, and they base it all on when the Lord said He would cause the sun to move back 10 degrees, and that He caused the sun to stay still in the sky during a battle. I admit that biblically, it is hard to argue, as, if this is ALL we had to work with, it seems clear. But, they can't even say how, if the earth is flat and everything moves around it, how that even happens. Why are there time zones? Why is it night time in Australia when it is day time here? How would seasons even work? They refuse to answer anything, just quote those verses and demand photographic evidence that 'isn't photoshopped." Sad, really. Mike Here is an interesting "article" given to us years ago. It will confirm the unreasonable conclusions of some people when viewing facts. " For years, it has been believed that the electric bulbs emitted light, but recent information has proven otherwise. Electric bulbs don't emit light, they suck dark. Thus we call these bulbs Dark Suckers. The dark sucker theory proves the existence of dark suckers; proves that dark has mass and is heavier than light. It also proves that dark is faster than light. First , the basis of the Dark Sucker theory is that electric bulbs suck dark. For example, take the dark sucker in the room you are in. There is much less dark right next them than there is elsewhere. The larger the dark sucker, the greater its capacity to suck dark. Dark suckers in a parking lot have a much greater capacity than the ones in this room. As will all things, dark suckers don't last forever. Once they are full of dark they can no longer suck dark. This is proven by the black spot on a full dark sucker. A candle is a primitive dark sucker. A new candle has a white wick. You will notice that after its first use the wick turns black , representing all the dark that has been sucked into it. If you put a pencil next to the wick of an operating candle it will turn black; because it got in the way of the dark flowing into the candle. On disadvantage of these primitive dark suckers is their limited range. Also, there are portable dark suckers. In these the bulbs can't handle all of the dark by themselves and must be aided by a Dark Storage unit. When the storage unit is full, it must either be emptied or replaced before the portable dark sucker can operate again. Dark has mass. When dark goes into a dark sucker, friction from this mass generates heat. Thus it is wise not to touch an operating dark sucker. Candles represent a special problem as the mass must travel into a solid wick instead of through clear glass. This generates a great amount of heat. There it is not wise to touch an operating candle. Also, dark is heavier than light. If you were to swim just below the surface of lake you would see a lot of light. If you were to slowly swim deeper and deeper you will notice it getting slowly darker and darker. When you got real deep you would be in total darkness. This is because the heavier dark sinks to the bottom of the lake and the lighter light floats to the top. That is why it's called light. Finally, we must prove that dark is faster than light. If you were to stand in al lighted room in front of a closed , dark closet and slowly open the door, you would see the light slowly enter the closet. But since the dark is so fast, you will not be able to see the dark leave the closet. In conclusion, we have proven the Dark Sucker theory. Next time you see an electric bulb, remember , its a dark sucker." Bottom line................. people will believe what they want.
  4. Thank you very much for the quick reply. Just read that verse this a.m. I guess us considering a day starting in the morning would fall under Gods thoughts not being our thoughts. Another thought is we say the sun rises but know it is the earth doing the moving.
  5. Genesis 1:5 says " And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day." It is interesting that God said the evening and the morning were the first day rather than the morning and the evening were the first day. It this somehow related to the Jewish system of days?
  6. There are many principles of God's word that are evidenced today and counted on by the entire globe. One of them is the properties of light. The speed of light has been determined to be 186,000 miles per second. When God said "Let there be light" it is followed by the words "and there was light" Genesis 1:3. Given all the principles that are present each day to keep this world going, it would be a real stretch to use this verse and come to the conclusion that God took thousands of years for creation. Lets take God at His word. It is His "universe" ( one word)
  7. It is good to go now. Thank you very much.
  8. When I sign in to OLB there are certain subjects that are available to me only if I come in as a guest. If I sign in with my nick they are blocked for me.????
  9. That is correct!!! We have been having lots of thunder and lighting and rain here this evening! Awesome sights and sounds.Next question!
  10. Wow that's a good one too.!! The one I am thinking of speaks of "seven" "voices". Isn't God good to create all these things ?
  11. I realize there are lots of possible directions this could be coming from.That was a very good logical attempt. Just remember the principle of electricity carrying a sound. There were lots of attempts to accomplish this feat at the time Samuel Morse succeeded .You are absolutely right on the bonus!!!
  12. What verse in the Bible could have inspired Samuel Morse to invent the telegraph? Bonus question....... What was the first message sent on his invention (not a verbatim quote of scripture)?
  13. Ecclesiastes 11:5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. Ever notice how spell check knoweth not how the Bible speaketh ? See also Col 1:15 -17 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created,that are in heaven , and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
  14. Very good .........Query on!
  15. How many oxen was Elisha plowing with when called to serve God?
  16. Joshua 24:12 And I sent the hornet before you,which drave them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; but not with thy sword ,nor with thy bow"
  17. What did the prophet Jeremiah bury by the Euphrates river?
  18. Proverbs 19:10 Delight is not seemly for a fool;much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
  19. How do you explain a self help group?
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