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-Acts 2:1-4.Why doesn't the cloven tongues of fire appear today as it did with the original disciples Emmanuel was with?

This was a unique presentation from God never repeated since; was a special occurrence for the disciples of that day.


-Acts 12:1,2 God obviously allowed the apostle called James 'the greater' to be killed by Herod Antipas I, yet God sent an angel to protect Peter. Why?

Don't know. Not everything one apostle was like, was like all the apostles and their personalities. They were not clones. Example:.Mark 3:17

They all did get the message out about a new world coming thanks to what Emmanuel came and did, but in doing so, they stepped on a few toes, so to speak and so got killed. An example of how they 'stepped on a few toes':.John 7:7.
 


-1Corinthians 7:9 What does it mean here to 'burn'? Does this mean burn in hell?

It means to burn in desire for sex. It's talking about flesh hunger. Read the scripture's context. It doesn't mean to burn in some place religionists have used to strike fear into people by implying that if they do this, or don't do that, they are "in danger of hell fire brother!" in a place called hell. It's just religious crap! See on hell.


-2Corinthians 5:15 What does it mean to not."live unto ourselves"?

The truths of God can be kept alive by thinking about them. They can also be made ineffective by what you think or don't think. We 'live unto ourselves' when we choose to regulate our lives by our own reasoning, many which are negative.

We look at circumstances and experiences and may conclude 'nothing ever goes right for me'. 

Life wears on us with things of hard toil and much effort, things more often than not including fears, doubt and disappointment, things such as 'is my health going down', 'I'm looking older', 'where will I get the money for...'.(Haggai 1:6), 'how can I pay that next bill', 'where will I be at this rate in 5 years', etc.

Look at that which is spiritual within you, meaning to keep your mind on the higher quality spiritual things and conclude that all that is true of Christ is true of you, as, what Christ is, is spread throughout his 'body', that is, the body of believers espousing this reality within them. In this way Christ indwells you, thanks to how the Holy Spirit functions.(not as a personality, but as a power for good). Use it! 

With this in mind, we approach daily living with a new perspective and with hope:.2Corinthians 1:9. When a pall of doom begins sweeping you from apprehension into depression, it is time to immediately."gird up your loins":.1Peter 1:13.

The Creator knows that we are always swinging from one end of our consciousness to another and that we are never hot for spiritual things at the same level of hotness all the time:.1John 3:20 "For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things."

In Him are all the answers that we need to persuade our hearts about gaining a better and more useful perspective:.Romans 8:35-39.
 


-Galatians 3:29.What does it mean that we are Abraham's seed?
 
-Galatians 5:25 What does it mean to crucify the flesh with its affections and lust?
The word 'affections' means 'sufferings' in the original. Putting this together with the meaning of lust tells us that in Christ the excessive desires, being ego driven and which have often caused us sufferings, are no longer important to us, as in Christ.(what does this mean to be 'in Christ'?).all is new:.2Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:10; Hebrews 10:20. It is another way to tell if you are in Christ. Other markers are.1, 2.
 
-Galatians 6:14.What did Paul mean here when he said "...the world is crucified unto me and I unto the world"?

Paul realized the oneness of all things, that is, he knew he was in Christ and that so were others of the same mind.(Romans 12:16; 1Corinthians 1:10; 1Peter 4:1).because of this oneness he knew he and these others had the mind of Christ. 


-Philippians 2:6 What is the robbery Paul talks of?

The original Greek word here means 'a thing to be grasped at, seized'. Paul was talking about the unity of the brethren.(verses 1-5).and how this is our Creator's mind, saying to them that they should stay away from any strife about who has the greater knowledge, who will be the greatest and the attitude of 'I'll get a higher position than you can'. Just do the best you know.(and keep improving, by desiring to and learning too).of to get your best reward. Why do your best?

On the other hand; some religious people today, like the Pharisees before them, would consider being equal to God as being blasphemous:.John 19:7 "The Jews answered him, We have a law and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God."

They fall short in understanding just what is going on here, if they see themselves not as God sees them.

These religious freaks were the antithesis of all that the loving Infinite Intelligence represents:.Matthew 26:59-68 "Now the chief priests and elders and all the council, sought false witness against Emmanuel, to put him to death, but found none. Yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none.(that they considered suitable). At the last came two false witnesses, And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days. And the high priest arose and said unto him.(Emmanuel), Answer you nothing? What is it which these witness against you say? But Emmanuel held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you be the Christ, the Son of God. Emmanuel said unto him, You have said. Nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall you see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power and coming in the clouds of heaven.(when?). Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy. What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard his blasphemy. What think you? They answered and said, He is guilty of death. Then did they spit in his face and buffeted.(to strike with the fist).him and others smote him with the palms of their hands, Saying, Prophesy unto us, you Christ, Who is he that smote you?"

It is the one with compassion for others, the one who seeks love in all things that will be highly rewarded.
 


-Philippians 2:12 says to work out your own salvation, yet the next verse and Ephesians 2:10 says God works in us?

The Creator never works more through you than you can accept in your mind. So, grow spiritually. One embarks on the journey to work out his own salvation by first realizing that he or she will be rewarded for efforts in overcoming the common consciousness many are still bound by. 

We are here to learn; to learn what produces good and what produces bad:.Hebrews 5:14 "...even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."

To overcome hideous problems, you must see here. Then you can design your life how you would like it to be. This is why it says to."work out your own salvation". The Creator does not want clones.

The importance of the word of God in overcoming. And, a key to help you.
   One way to purify the self...


-1Thessalonians 4:4 Please explain?

The verse is talking about getting a mate. The word 'possess' in the verse in the original means 'to acquire'. The context shows what the subject is about.


-John 15:1-7 Does this mean God will get rid of those who do not grow spiritually?

Of course not! Everyone will receive his or her own reward according to what they have done with what they have learned.

Emmanuel is saying don't be without a concern for spiritual things.(Matthew 6:33),.like, hello, what are you really here for other than that?

It is saying that if you have the Great Infinite One's nature of love in you, you should be expressing it in good works of love that help others, somehow, and to at least some degree, otherwise what are you good for?

And if you are no good for yourself and for others, you are like the branch of a tree that no longer receives sap from the tree: verse 4,6. What is it now good for? Just firewood.

Emmanuel is telling His learners back then.(disciples), that there is no other way than the way He came to reveal.(John 14:6; John 15:5; Acts 4:12).and that this way was just that important, important because of both the message He came to make known and the life He came to give for all humanity, a life unmatched in history past and future to occur. He emphasized His importance; that He was not 'just another man with a story' and that apart from Him would be like this branch now fit for firewood.

The Creator is responsible for opening one's mind and getting him or her started on the right road which will travel into eternity. Since God is everything and everywhere, some person may somehow open your mind, not even maybe with words, but perhaps with a prayer and/or a smile as he or she may be walking by.

Once on the road, we will be challenged to grow and with the help of the power of the Creator in a person, it is easier than the ways of the world we now have come out of, which are the ways of confusion, heartache, greed, selfishness and the like. The ways of the spiritual do so much good for us that there is no longing for the mess of life we have come from.

So, we are here to grow, making time for the things of the spirit, the thinking and the planning of how best to be loving in all we do with others and realizing all is one. How we affect others, we affect ourselves.

Even so, some are just so darn indolent, that their flesh may have to be gotten rid of so that their spirit can soar in freedom from all that had held them back.


-Matthew 8:12 I don't understand here why the children of the kingdom will be cast out and be angry.

These 'children of the kingdom' were those.(who were the 'those'?).in the time of Emmanuel who felt the Gentiles were the skimmed milk and they were the cream. Many, but not all, of those going to churches today feel similarly. The 'children of the kingdom' mentioned here in Matthew 8:12 were part and parcel with those who thought they had an advantage because they knew the Old Testament Mosaic Law. Emmanuel had some harsh words for those far from the way of love and into legalism as these 'children of the kingdom' were:.Matthew 23rd chapter.

The prophesied destruction of Jerusalem which occurred in 70AD so devasted any and all to do with the Old Testament Mosaic Law, that it could never recover, just as the Creator wanted it. The old had to go, because it couldn't change the heart, so what good was it? Religion today is still based on this type of legalism.

-2Chronicles 4:2,5 How could three thousand people fit into a swimming pool which was only about 20 feet in diameter?
 


-Daniel 7:9,13,22 Who is this referred to as the."Ancient of Days"?

The."Ancient of Days".refers to He that had no beginning.(*).and will never end:.Revelation 1:8.


-1Samuel 10:6,9 It says here that God can give us a better heart, meaning a better attitude. If He did that for ancient Saul, why isn't He doing it for all humanity? It would make it a better world. God also created the angels perfect; what happened?
 
-Psalms 116:15 says that the death of those in Christ, called 'saints', is precious in God's eyes. If it's so precious then, why doesn't God, with whom nothing is impossible, keep them alive?

Do people die, taking them away from the physical world? Yes! Do they have die? Did God make them to die? Nope!
 


Isaiah 26:10 seems to contradict Luke 6:35. In Isaiah 26:10 the scripture speaks of not showing favor to the wicked because he isn't going to change to be good, but in Luke 6:35 it states that God is kind to the unthankful and to the evil and we are to become as God's nature is?

It's saying that just because you may be kind to the wicked and the evil, that doesn't mean he or she will change to good. It's saying to be 'heads up' on this. It doesn't say that you should not be kind to them. It's just saying that when you are kind, don't expect any change in them because you were good to them.

God deals with all in His own way and His own time.
 

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