Questions & Answers Session
March 14, 1971
Publication Date: 03-14-1971
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Gal 3:20; (Act 20; 21); Dan 2:40-45
1Co 9:16-18; Tit 2:13; Tithe; Offering; Pledge
Definition of Revelation; Tree of Life; Phi 1:11; Jam 3:18; Gal 5:22; 1Jo 4:1
1Jo 4:2, 3; How did God communicate after the fall?; The number seven; 2Pe 1:14; Where did Lucifer draw his evil and rebellion from?; The difference between thief and robber
1Co 13:12; Joh 21:15-17; Phi 2:7; Act 10:48
Act 2:38; Mat 18:19; Where did the ascension take place?; Act 1:9, 12; Luk 24:50-52; Joh 11:18; Zec 14:1-4; When born of the seed of Satan?; Luk 11:26;
Foundation/Overthrow - Eph 1:4
Eph 1:4, 3; Isa 45:7; 1Jo 1:5; Jon 4:6-11; Dan 3:25; Jam 3:15; Menstral periods
Mar 3:5; Eph 4:26; Col 3:8 - Anger; The definition of believing; Free will; Col 2:18-23; 3:1, 2; Mat 28:1; Mar 14:72
God, revelation, word, Jonah, Peter, prophecy, Jesus, Paul, Jesus Christ, life, lord, Bethany, Christ, spirit, tree of live, Daniel, mediator
A lot of these questions are just things that I believe you'll learn the answers to, as you get deeper and deeper into the world, you become more knowledgeable. And it is a real joy and a real opportunity that we have tonight, and I'm sure it will bless our people around the country. So can we you use that microphone? And we'll go to question number one.
Please explain Galatians 320 in detail, most especially the last phrase, but God is One
Galatians 320. Now a mediator. Now a mediator is not of one. But God is one. That question was to explain this, and especially God is one
Jesus Christ is was the mediator between God and man. Wherever there is a mediator, there have to be two, two involved. That's for sure. Now God is just one, when God in the Old Testament, made a law or set up, it's always his law would always be unconditional. Whenever there are two involved a mediator, it's always conditional. And the reason God is one, because God just doesn't need anything when he is makes a statement of truth that settles it. There are no other parties involved. He's the only one that's obligated. That's why that scripture says the mediator is not a mediator of lOn. There have to be two when there's a mediator, God and man. And that's why those laws of the Old Testament were conditional between because God was involved at times and man. But when God speaks solely for God is saying what God will do, then there is no mediator. Question number two.
Why did God give prophecy to the Apostle Paul and acts 21? Many places throughout God's word, there are many records of prophecy. And these records there was always profit in the prophecies get an x 21. Paul didn't listen to God's prophecy, and therefore he didn't profit by it. My question is, why did God give it when he knew in his foreknowledge that Paul wouldn't heed the prophecy? Explained Daniel 230.
That's another question. The last line again, last line and a half, maybe you had an X 21. Paul didn't listen to God's prophecy. And therefore he didn't profit by that phrase, therefore he didn't profit by it is an assumption and not accurate. Where does it say in the Bible that he didn't profit by it? Therefore, I'd like to really explain this because it's a very beautiful question. But the assumption there, I have to delete all the manifestations operate for profit. Now the revelation that was given to Paul, even though Paul went against it looks at the moment like it wasn't for profit. That's why he put that word whoever wrote that question, put that phrase in there. But you cannot judge revelation, in the immediate present, you have to judge it in the light of all of it put together. And I see a great prophet in this because, as Paul got out of alignment, harmony, went to Jerusalem got in the soup, and for two years time, almost lost his life a couple of times, he really built a depth within his soul. That later on when I see him in prison, for instance, and coming out of Rome, that thing must really bless his soul with great Bowden. Paul was a man with a ministry and when it comes to the operation of manifestations in the life of a man with ministries, like apostles, prophets, evangelists, teachers, or pastors revelation As many times given to them for their learning only, that's the profit in it. Like the revelation given to the apostle Paul, which he was not allowed to write, or are tell anybody about in Corinthians remember, it was John who wrote the Revelation. In what we call the Book of Revelation, Paul wasn't allowed to write, then what was the prophet in it that Paul knew it? Because Paul was a man of God, and God feeds his men, he teaches his men in a very unique and wonderful way. That's the Prophet in it. This is why many times men of God, by revelation, see things that are given information that if it were known in the census world, the Census Bureau would say, well, there's no profit in this. For instance, what would be the profit if if I declared that President Kennedy would get killed in Dallas? But if God would have given me revelation, and I hadn't said anything publicly about it, it was just for my instruction, as a man of God than I would have known as a man of God, what was going to happen in our country at that time? There are many records like that in the old testament to the prophets of God. I think this is a very weighty question and a very good question. And that is the answer to it. The second part of that question, please explain Daniel two, verses 40 through 45. And First Corinthians nine, verse 18.
All right, let's go to Daniel please. chapter two, verses 40 to 45. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron.
For as much as iron, break it in pieces and subdue it all. And as iron that break up all these shall it break in pieces and brooms. And whereas thou sauce the feet and toes, part of potter's play part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided, but there shall be in it, of the strength of iron for as much as thou sauce, the iron mixed with miry clay, very sporty. 42. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly broken. And whereas thou solid iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the CETA men, but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with play. Verse 44. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed, and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever, for as much as our saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it break in pieces, the iron, the brass, the clay, that silver and the gold, the great God had made known to the king, what shall come to pass hereafter, and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof? Sure. This record hearing Daniel, man who have written on prophecy, through the years, maintain that this refers to the nations in what we refer to as the Balkan states and so forth, including Italy and some of those countries. I do not know what it means. I do not know when this prophecy will come to pass, but I know it's going to come to pass. And I have learned from other sections of the Word of God, that many times prophecies are given in Scripture. And the full impact of those prophecies never become manifested in concretion until the very moment when they start being fulfilled. Do you read that? In other words, here is a prophecy and Daniel, I just do not feel qualified to guess that. I do not know. The people who have through the years said they knew have proven themselves, as far as I know, in accurate. And I am sure like other prophecies regarding the coming of the Lord, some of those things that were not understood at all were understood, as the Bible says when it started to come to pass, then they understood it. I believe this record in Daniel is like that. When these things start coming to pass, then the prophecy will become more knowledgeable to the people living at that time.
And that's all I know about Daniel. I just know it's going to come pass. Next question, Kim.
Oh, I forgot it. First Corinthians. We'll take them one at a time when I don't have to remember him. Okay, Kim. First Corinthians nine, what? 918?
Okay, beautiful. Verse 16. We're after the truth behind verse 84. Though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory, for necessity is laid upon me. Gay woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel. For if I do this thing willingly preach the gospel, I have a look. But if against my will, and administration is committed unto me. So therefore if it's even if I didn't want to do it anyways, because there has been what given to me, and administration, what is my reward them? Barely, that when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse, not my power in the Gospel. This is my reward, what is my reward them. I preach the gospel, I make the gospel, the words of Christ should be scratched, I make the gospel without charge, that I abused not my power in the Gospel, his knowledge of the revelation that he did not abuse it. Now, the problem in this verse is apparently the words without charge. Because they say, Well, if you preach the gospel, or whatever you do, there's no charge. This is the only place in the whole Bible that these words without charge are used. So now I'm limited in my working of the word because I have no other center of references in the word to correlate with this. So the only place I can go back to his old Greek letter a tour or its usage previously, and that I've done. And in all the use ages, in the Septuagint, and other places where it refers to this type of wording. It simply has this essence. He had the right to live off of the gospel, but not to abuse that right. That is what it is. In other words, he had the right to live off of the gospel, but not to abuse that right. Would it be possible for a man of God living off of the gospel to abuse that right? I'm sure. Well, that's exactly what he says he can do. There's been an administration committed onto him. And his reward is that he has everything he needs. But he's not to use any of this as an abuse. And the Word of God says, They that speak the word of God present the gospel there live off the gospel. It says someplace in the Old Testament that even the ox got enough sense to live off of the grain that's in the field because he chews it as he goes along helps him say that's what slaves is in the old days. estimate. And the reason the Apostle Paul made saddles. He was not a tent maker that was a woman's job. He made saddles that was a man's job. He was a saddle maker. The reason he made saddles is because he opened a new territory. Just like when we opened Wichita or any other these outlying areas, they have been indigenous, self propagating, self expanding self financing. So we send a man in there, he gets a job in the factory, but at night, he teaches the work worried until he gets enough believers together, then their ties, their special offerings start coming in, then he can live off Allah. In the meantime, he makes saddles. Right. That way, we are free to walk with the greatness of God and Paul made settles when there wasn't enough money coming in to take care of him. And that's why he said, I've learned to a bound at one place and entity a base, because when there wasn't enough available, he just made some sales and sold and so forth. That I think is a very good question. And I think that's the answer. Now, what's in and Titus 213 explained, of the great God and our Savior, Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ will return but what is this about the great God here?
Titus 213. Timothy Oh, Titus 230, looking for that blessed hope in the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ. I assume from the right thing here are the question is that? The question is, is Jesus Christ God in this verse? The the answer to this is very much better. The translation is much better in the American Standard. Let me read
- To 13, out of the American Standard, looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God, our Savior, Jesus Christ, that beautiful. Let me do it again for you, looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glow Ray, the appearing of the glory of the great God, our Savior, Jesus Christ, who is the glory of God. That's what it says. That's what it means. That's beautiful. Next question, please.
What is the difference of tide? Offer and pledge?
I believe that question should have stated offering I think this is what the party must have been after because the tide deals with the financial and therefore offer must be offering at least this is what I assumed they meant. Ties offering and the third one, plants, okay. The word ties simply means a camp part. A 10th part of a grain, a bushel of grain would be 1/10 of a bushel of grain. A 10th part of $1 would be 10 cents. And the Greek word I believe is I know it's DECA tea, or something. Deca, DECA log can and that's exactly what it means. The word offering means beyond that which you are obligated to share. The obligation is the 10th. Even when we live under Grace like we do today, since the day of Pentecost. We're saved by grace, everything else is by grace. Certainly we under Grace would not do less than they did under law. Therefore when you do more That's an offering. In other words, let's say that I own owed someone $10. If I owe it to him, I haven't given him anything until I pay him what I owe him. I can't say, Well, I've given him $10. I haven't given him $10, I'm simply paying him what I owe him. Now, let's say I give him an extra dollar, that dollar would be an offering, right? But the $10 would be simply what I owe him. Now, when we give our ties, that's the minimum. Anytime you give less than that, you invite all kinds of defeat in your life, sickness, disease, all the rest of baloney belongs to us, because we aren't even honest enough with God to set down what they have to under the law. Our ministry has to be way beyond that into the offering stage, but never in the pledge. A pledge. Pledge is where you say, well, I'll just give so much and no more. How do you know God wouldn't supply your need, and you'd have a lot more to give than just the plate? I think what we're referring to here is like individual member canvases in a church, where they make a pledge for the year, I think this is basically what that question must be asked. And those of us who have been in the church know how silly that thing really is. Because basically, all that pledge is to keep you in line with what the board of trustees or somebody has figured out that the budget ought to be for the year. And then you in your mind, figure out what a man of what you think a man of equal status with you financially is giving and then you proportionately give the same amount he's giving, and it gets to be a beautiful, vicious circle of comparison, rather than to go to God's word and just abide by it. Next question.
What does the word revelation mean? Can you get revelation from the devil as well as from God? Okay.
Hold it. First part, what does the word rebel rebel it the word revelation is the word Apocalipsis. And it simply means appearing to appear. That's literally what it means. But now that appearing may have many forms. If Jesus Christ came back tonight, that would be revelation, you became back in person, that would be the appearing of Jesus Christ. But if we ministered to someone, or may work with someone, we get revelation regarding that. That again, is D appearing but it's a different farm of the second part of that was what can can you get revelation from the devil as well as from God? Definitely. Next question.
What was the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?
No more to that other question. I made me a few notes on here wonder. Oh, oh, okay. Yes, if you're born of Satan seed, you definitely get revelation. People who get possessed in their minds by certain devil spirits can get possession. And anybody in this world can get information from Satan by the impressions that are given to you in the census world where you're bombarded with watts in the census world. That's where the camp on dealing with the devil begins this summer, how to be communist and how to recognize these impressions that are made upon people. So that should go with that question. Now. The next question was What?
What was the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?
Okay, that I would suggest you get our tape on Genesis chapter three and listen to it. We have discussed it in detail there and given you the information on it. Now, go to question. This one right over here
you want to buy another question together with this one, before knowing the importance of accuracy See and reading the Word of God. I thought that once Adam or Eve had eaten of the tree of life, they would live forever. And the reason God set the chairman's at the gate of the garden was to keep them from doing so. However, when I read carefully these verses, it looks as if they must have really eaten of the tree of life while they were in the garden. Genesis 216.
That's right. See, these are papers. Now I forgot. There's another phrase later on in the back part of that on the next second page of that question that I really need now, because it dealt with ECT your Isay or something. You don't mind me telling who this question came from? Do you, Mrs. Weingartner? would do you have a copy of your questions with you? Alright, I think you may recall better than I will. But I'll try to recall, if Ken will read it to me once more, I'll put this thing together for you here in a few minutes. All right.
Before knowing the importance of accuracy and reading the Word of God, I thought that once Adam or Eve had eaten of the tree of life, they would live forever. And the reason God set the chairman's at the gate of the garden, was to keep them from doing so.
That's right. So far, so Right. Okay. Now growing. However, when I read carefully these verses, it looks as if they must have freely eating of the tree of life, right? They were in the garden, they ate freely of the tree of life to but the tree of life that was in that garden, when they, when they were excommunicated out of that garden, they could no longer eat of that blood, tree of life, then back, I think it's in the book of Revelation, you'll bring it up, where in the New Paradise, there will be a tree of life. That's an that's a different tree of life, that it's two different trees. Finally, that tree of life, after the destruction of Satan and so forth, that tree of life is used for the healing of the nations. That same tree of life in the early part of the book of Revelation, and then finally at the culmination of the record of the revelation is the same tree of life, but it's not that tree of life, which was back in the original paradise in Genesis chapters one in two. Okay.
Next question. Galatians 522 gives the fruit of the Spirit Philippians 111 mentions the fruit of righteous, okay,
let's look at that. Ephesians Philippians? Yeah, we're going to flip into 111 You know, Galatians 522, almost for a memory on the shore. Maybe you know, Philippians 111, two, but being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, under the glory of the praise of God. Whenever the, the fruit of the Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit are in operation, the fruit of the Spirit are the results of the operation a lot. That produces fruits of righteousness. Because we are doing things rightly and we are righteous before God carrying out his work, that is when he all put together you know, that's fruits of righteousness. The other scripture is what King James three 810 James
Hebrews James three what? 818 Okay. Hebrews, James, three eight and the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that what? That's right, same usage. The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace. You can't help but so it and peace because if you operate the manifestations you produce the fruit of the Spirit, and one of the fruit of the Spirit is love joy pace, and the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of those that lot by the operation of the Word of God, which is our righteousness. All right, next question.
First John chapter four verses one through three. Does verse three mean that a person cannot be of God unless he confesses Jesus Christ as Lord?
First John chapter four, one through three, okay? The love and believe not every spirit. but try the spirits whether they're God, because many false prophets are going out into the world, here by no II, the Spirit of God, Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is coming, the flesh is of God. And every spirit that confess is not the Jesus Christ in His come in the flesh is not of God. And this is that spirit of antichrist. We're of the have heard that it should come and even now already, is it in the world? Was verse four in that too? And the question
does verse three mean that a person cannot be of God unless you confess as Jesus Christ as Lord? That's right.
Okay, next question.
In Genesis three, verses eight through 24, after the fall of man, God then communicated to Adam. Previously, the communication was through the Spirit. When the Spirit was lost, how did God communicate to him?
Okay, eight through 24 I believe we do not need to read all of it. After the spirit was lost, how did God communicate to a mall after the Spirit was last man was only body and what? And the only media of learning he had were the five senses. Whenever God wanted to talk to man, he had to come into concretion. The burning bush, the 10 commandments written on tables of stone. All of these things were census knowledge. And the tremendousness of this question is in the combination of the truth. That's why Jesus Christ was born. Jesus Christ, they could see that good hearing, smelling, tasting and touching, so to speak, he was in the census round, right. That's why Jesus could say he was seeing me. Jesus Christ has seen rot. This had to be physical because he was doing the work of the Father. But to the end, he was doing the work of the Father. They had seen the Father at work. So nice question. I've missed something unit. I wonder what I missed? Oh, okay. I know. The only exception was in the Old Testament after the fall until the day of Pentecost, when God wanted to he could put part of His Spirit upon prophets, men of God. And as soon as they were finished with that job, it could be withdrawn. People could lose that even by their disobedience. Because it was one of those mediator type of deals, you know, it God said he do this it man did so and so well, Saul didn't do so and so so the spirit disappeared, but never in fullness until the day of what and on the day of panic caused it wasn't put on people it was born in as see eternal life, Christ in them the hope of glory, and all nine manifestations came to pass. Very good question. Next one, please.
What is the significance of the number seven use in Revelation? And various other books in the word,
the words, the number seven is used for the number of perfection? I think he who volunteers work on the numbers in scriptures, you might find very advantageous to study some time. It's a very comprehensive piece of work, and it's done very well. There are other men that have done great work along this line too, but Is it usage?
Did Peter and Paul know when they were going to put off their earthly Tabernacles? Or did they just presume, as they were aged, that the time had come?
They never got too old. They lost their life. Most of my guests Peter did. The tradition says he was crucified upside down. Because he had said he didn't want to have the glory of being crucified in the same way in which his Lord and Savior was crucified. I do not know about Paul. I do know about Peter, because Peter didn't know for it's either in first or second Peter, if some of you remember I've given you this scripture, before where he said, shortly I must lay off this tabernacle Jan George. Second, Peter 114. Knowing that shortly, I must put off my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ had lots and showed me. I use this scripture in the foundational class, I believe, when we read in the book of Acts about Paul being in prison, shackled to two soldiers, sleeping at night, and the angel coming and kicking him in the ribs usually is how I tell it. And then he wakes up the shackles fall off. Why was he able to go to sleep that night? Knowing that as far as the world was concerned, next morning, Herod was going to bring him out and executing. The reason he could go to sleep is because the Lord had showed him that he would not die next morning. But later on in his life by revelation, he knew that shortly, his life would be over with. Next question.
God has never created evil, everything was good. There was nothing negative. Where did Lucifer Lucifer draw his evil from? As rebellion?
Read me that again. Please.
God has never created evil. Everything was good. There was nothing negative. Where did Lucifer draw his evil in rebellion? From
Okay, okay. He was a creative Angel. And God gave freedom of will to angels. And therefore, all good because there's freedom there has the possibility of misuse. And it is in Satan's misuse or Lucifers misuse of the freedom that angels are given in the original creation that evil came to pass. You know, that reminds me of this question reminds me of people say that a man's best friend is is what? Dog? I don't believe. As much as I like dogs. It is spelled the word dog backwards. They just misused the word God and that's how they got the phrase. A man's best friend is his dog. A man's best friend is who? God see. But man has freedom of the wheel. So somebody screwed up the words they got the second man's best friend is his dog is not true man's best friend is God. So we people have freedom of will. Angels were created this way. Next question, please.
What is the act on flying saucers as far as the word is concerned?
Not I know. Next question. That's right. I just there's nothing in the word I know that I can put my fingers on and I just can't afford to guess.
Next question. Would you please explain the difference between a thief and a robber as you taught in our class on powerful one and living
alright. A thief is one who is stealthy. He deals in fraud secrecy while a robber is one who deals openly or by violent the the clip toasts the thief for instance, are collectors You know, if he's sneaky, you'll pick up your purse or you'll go through the store and put something in his pocket. That's a thief. But when a man walks into the bank and openly demands the money, he is a robber. And many times very violent. The both of these use ages are given by volunteer in his analytical concordance. And also we talked about that other analytical Donna what was fair, but there's right, all have the same usage of these words. All right, next question, please.
Well, we know each other our loved ones when we return must be one the return.
Oh, okay. First Corinthians has one here that fits very good.
First Corinthians, chapter 13. We use this in the foundational class, you may remember verse 12. For now we see through a watt, glass darkly, but then when Christ returns we shall see how now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am what? Know? When Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead, and His apostles saw him did they know him? Right? I have no doubt we shall know each other. And if I can explain it without trying, I'm not trying to be facetious, but I got to get you just to think through logically. If a little old sperm and egg can get together, you and I can love each other as much as we do today and know each other. Is that impossible for God? To make the same great reality true in the gathering together? I know there's a question about because if we can know each other, like we know each other now, certainly in the gathering together, where we'll all be wanting him and know, as he knows us, I have no doubt about it. Next question.
In John, chapter 21, verses 15 through 17. When he called me John, what? 2021 15 Seven?
Okay, let's get that. Here's where I needed my Greek text, but maybe somebody knows it's okay.
When Jesus is asking Peter, if you loved him, two different Greek words are used for love. Please explain the significance of each usage.
John 21, adverse Kim himself, so when they are dying very 15 John 21. So when they are dying, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, love this, I think has got pale zalmi more than these and he said unto him, Yea, Lord, Tao No, it's that I fillet Whoa, the. He said unto him, Feed my lambs. Verse 16. He says to him again, the second time Simon, Simon, son of Jonah's a god pale, I believe is right. Dami he said unto him, the Lord thou knowest that I fillet hold the he said unto him, Feed my sheep. 17 he said unto him, the third time, Simon, son of jolis, fillet Whoa, da me. And Peter was greed because he said unto him, the third time to lay hold on me and he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things now notice that I not when I don't remember his phileo the Jesus said unto him, Feed my sheep. A god Peyo is the love of God in the renewed mind and manifestation for Laiho is just love like you have brotherly love. Jesus really started out with a great decision. He said to Peter, do you really have you really got the greatness of this? And Peter said, Nope, I'm still down here on phileo train. And then Jesus rings a diode to the level of Peter. It's fantastic. He says, Well, if you even filet hole, then you feed my female lambs. And then finally, he says, even in that type of relationship, you feed my adult cheap. This is the reason for its usage. A god pail is the love of God in the renewed mind, which is the highest demand can go by a man as a believer doing less than that love of God in the renewed mind still could walk with fillet Hola. I think the greatness, of course, is in the ends of these tremendous chapters, where that first one at the end of verse 15, should read, beam feed my male lambs. And a verse 16 should read, feed my female lambs, and the end of every 17 would read Feed my sheep, because there are three categories involved. The male lambs, the female lambs, and when they're a year old, there are no longer considered lambs than their sheep. So what God wanted Jesus, Jesus Christ wanted Peter to do is take care of the little boys and little girls and take care of all the adults. His male lambs, female, and all the sheep, the adults. All right, thank you. Next question.
Philippians two, seven,
hold it Amin e patience Philippians. to chapter two, verse seven, okay, says that Jesus made himself of no reputation. I know the made himself must be a figure of speech because Jesus didn't exist before he was born to marry. Please explain this verse.
This one again, I believe is done much more accurately in translation in the American Standard. Philippians, two, seven Philippians two, seven. King James says but made himself of no reputation. Revised, says but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant being made in the likeness of men divested himself emptied himself. No, I forgot what the question was. I was more concerned about the accuracy of text here.
I know the made himself must be a figure of speech because Jesus didn't exist before he was born to marry.
And what's the question? What does it mean?
When was once explained verse.
Jesus Christ was God's only begotten Son, right? He could have walked off the cross the last minute if he wanted to, but he so loved that he laid down his life. He emptied Himself. He became a servant of all servants. He wouldn't have had to he was God's only begotten on diversity. Beautiful. That's all. He just Jesus Christ being God's only begotten son just emptied himself. And he took upon himself willfully the form of being a servant, tall people, a servant, a servant. And was made in the likeness of man because he was a servant. The scripture says He was tempted in all things like as we are yet without us. Sin. So there is
I think, props to words made as opposed to Jesus coming from Mary is saying that Jesus made himself he made himself oh
no daddy didn't Guess what, what they mean by self made man man Janmaat reversing in the question. No, it doesn't in the Scripture. Okay, let's do the next question.
What does it mean to be baptized in the name of the Lord as used in Acts 10 Verse 48x. Can what? Y'all hour? This is that section where we're convinced that he never did baptize them in water. First of all right? So the question doesn't deal with water, the question deals. What does it mean to be baptized in the name of the Lord? That's the question, right? If you go back to Acts 238, its first usage here. I think it'll be helpful. After Peters preaching that tremendous sermon on the day of Pentecost, verse 38, Peter said unto them, after they said, What must we do? Repent. And to repent is to confess with your mouth, the Lord Jesus believed God raised Him from the dead, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ. Now, when you have repented, you confess Jesus Christ as your wad. And that is what it is to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. How big is that name? That name is above every name. And to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ means only no more and no less, that everything that that name stands for is yours, when you make him, Lord. That's what it means to be baptized in the name. See, if you if you went to a bank, with authority to get out, whatever money is in the name of Victor Paul, where will then if you had the authority, you could go to the bank. And if I had $500 in there, then my name would be worth how much 500. But suppose it's Jesus Christ, his name is about every day and you're baptized in that name. Then everything that he is or has, is what is in you when you have made him, Lord has nothing to do with water. has everything to do with his presence with the next question.
Matthew 18 Verse 19.
Matthew 18, Verse nine What is the reason for two
fairly eye candy lottery, Shabana dadadada. Again, I tell you that if two of you shall agree on earth, as touching anything, they shall ask it shall be done for them and my father, which is in heaven. What is the reason for two? I don't know. I just don't know. But I do know the word says to therefore it must be do. But as he travels up through my mind there's a record in the Bible it says if some brother Christian brothers out of alignment in harmony, two of you go and try to share the word with him let the word reproving. Jesus when he sent out the 12 sent them two by two, when he sent out the 70 cents, and two by two. Why? Hearing Matthew, and it's not only here at Matthew, I think it's also in Luke maybe. Why he the two should agree on earth as touching anything. They shall ask it shall be done to them why the two? I do not know. Next question.
From where on earth did the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ take place?
more to that questions at all. It's written there. Yeah. He wrote me a whole page. Okay? I've got that here. Read all this. And don't read that, but read that, that puts all those scriptures together that bring up that question.
You might make a note of these as I read them of the scriptures so that you know all the ones that will be covered. X one nine. And when He had spoken these things while they be held, he was taken up and a cloud received Him out of their sight. X 112. Then return they on to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem, a Sabbath days journey. This we understand to be six furlongs or three quarters of a mile. Luke 2450. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and He lifted up his hands and bless them. Luke 2451 And it came to pass while he bless them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And verse 52, and they worshipped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. Now, if Bethany were the same distance from Jerusalem, as the amount of hours, we could fit it, claiming the ascension was from Olivet. Luke says he led them out as far as Bethany, meaning a Sabbath days journey. Six furlongs or three quarters of a mile, the same distance is all of it. But John 11, verse 18, says, Now Bethany was nigh on to Jerusalem, about 15 furlongs off, this would be one in seven, eight miles, or two and a half times as far as all of it. We have always thought that the prophecy in Zechariah, 14 verses one through four, said that when the Lord returned, that his feet would first touch all of it, and that the mount would cleave in the midst. Now, as I read it, I'm not sure. That is what it says, he might go for thirst as in verse three. And began against those nations, I always thought you would return to all of it, as I left, as he as he left, in quotes, we return in a like manner as you have seen him go,
right. Alright, I do not believe there's any contradiction there. If you can picture this is the amount of all the amount of all of it or all of it. And over on this side is through slim. And over on this side is Bethany Sophia, if he ascended from the mouth of Holly's any paint place along in here, he could have loved the Senate but he says he sent it from Bethany, which was over here. And it has nothing to do with the distance. Right. That's all it's to it. I understand the question right? First model always got to get it circled. And if you send it from here and via sending from the model of olives, right, if you send it from here, you'd be sending from the Mount of Olives. And it certainly is right that when the same Jesus which has so come in like manners, the scene and go shell so come in like manner as you've seen him go is absolutely true. Whether he comes back to the Mount of Olives on that first trip, I don't believe he will. I think he's going to do what you said inside correct. But when he finally comes back, that's where it's coming to end his appearance to Israel. That's all I knew about the next question.
When did it first become possible for a man to be born of the seat of Satan?
After Cain and Abel were born, next question.
Luke chapter 11 Verse 26.
Remember that? Luke 11?
When a person lets a double spirit leave, but then opens the trap door what happens? Seven more always come in.
Not necessarily. If, if the trap door is open, Devil spirits can come in and go they come and go as they like. If he want to gang up on the guy can bring seven more, or he can have legions of them. So this will fluctuate. And you'll never know how many are there unless you're operating discerning of spirits to the next question.
And march seven, you mentioned in passing before the foundation of the world or overthrow, could you set these two in perfect time order for me to to being before the foundation of the world, and overthrow? Familiar in mark what he just mentioned March 7, that's on March 7, yeah, that was last Sunday.
I'm familiar with Genesis one and two and in between, they want to know the time difference for the foundation room.
I made a statement last Sunday night, I guess that before the foundation in Ephesians, one four was before the overthrow, and I just hit it just made the one statement and somebody picked it up in the auditorium and wrote the question, which indicates that at least we're awake. And that is true you visions, chapter one is where you have to go. Now to do this particular answer to this question, like some of the rest of them, if you're really going to answer them in detail, takes much more time. According as He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the word.
The word foundation, I believe is the word overthrow. I think verse four of genesis of Ephesians. One refers to the period of time preceding Genesis one two. I believe that Ephesians one three. God has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies. In Christ already refers to the period of Genesis one one. And the Greek word is spelled K T abol. Long E. How do you pronounce it? Oh, okay. You see how many questions we got left. I'll just give you the scriptures and your color come up, because we got lots of questions left yet. Just about coffee time, I'll take this off. I'll do them as quickly as I can for you, but I'll give you a scripture. Second Corinthians four nine, Revelation 1210 13, Peter 119 and 20 in John 1724. So God chose us in Him before the overthrow, and the overthrow his Genesis record of that overthrow is in Genesis, one, two. And if he chose us before the overthrow, he must have chosen at some time after Genesis one one when in the beginning, God created the heavens and earth, sometimes at that time and before Genesis one two is when he chose us and this word can be traced all through the word and it will fit like this next question
please explain Isaiah 45 Verse seven
I form the light and create darkness I make peace and create evil I the LORD do all these things Well y'all little problem here because in first John the epistle it says God is lighted in him there is no one dark now the the problem is a problem is mostly man made. The major reason is man doesn't want to understand God's Word. doesn't want to put it together. He definitely wants to make God, the true God, the author of all the bad stuff that goes on. You can't do it not and get the word to fit. And the word is God's will. God is a God of light. In the beginning God created like we had the question on how evil could come Remember earlier tonight? Because these angels had freedom of us. So God in that sense, that sense he created good and was evil only in the sense that man's choice or like in right earlier, the spirits choice was to get evil going. That's the only way in that original creation everything there had the possibility for good or for what and that's why I farm like create lots. I make peace create evil I the LORD do all these watch things. That's the same subject. Alright, next question.
Will you please explain Jonah four verses six through 11.
Jonah, Jonah Oh, that said Gord thing. Jonah, four, six. And the Lord God prepared a gourd and made it to come up over Jones that it might be a shadow over his head to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceedingly glad of the gourd. But God prepared a worm. Really this big, beautiful. First of all, God didn't prepare anything like me. If God didn't specifically prepare the garden, then prepare the worm. But all Jonah sat himself down in wherever he sat himself down. That seed had already been there, and that little worm was already crawling toward it. But God gets the praise for it, because Jonah is the one that was tripped out. He'd been running off, you know, all the way along. Even fish had to swallow him spit him out to getting go halfway decent. God prepared a warm when the morning rose the next day, and it smoked the gorge that it weathered. And it came to pass when the sun did arise, had God prepared the east wind, and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah. That he fainted and wasted himself to die and said it's better for me to die than to watch. Sure. And God said to Jonah, das saw well to be angry for the gourd and he said I do well to be angry. Even on the day. Sam said the Lord Tao has had pity on the gourd for the witch now has not labor neither made six growth which came up in the night and perished in the night. Then why as God should not eisbaer Nineveh that great city. What he's doing is getting back to the brain cell of Old Joe Jonah and saying look, you got tickled to death sitting under the gourd and he got mad when they were made it up. Now when they're signing it, you got real teed off. What if you can do that and all the rest of it? Why can't eisbaer The city of Nineveh the great city. Okay, next question.
Explain Daniel 325. Explain the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. Already know what he would be like,
okay, okay. 325 This is when Nebuchadnezzar got the shock treatment. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men lose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt. And the fourth, and the form of the fourth is like the son of who? Amen. And the son of God. Here is Angel, because the angels are also called sons of God because in the original creation, God created angels. That's why they're referred to as a son of God and this time If God was not the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God was an angel who was in the midst of that fire that had protected those three men Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Next question, what are the three kinds of wisdom in James 315? Earthly central devilish? Please explain.
Our right. Earthly, sensual and devilish. Earthly wisdom is wisdom that you have on this earth. It's terrestrial type of wisdom, sensual wisdom. Central wisdom is naturally natural. And the only place you can have this natural wisdom, pure knowledge upon Earth. And it says definitely. And the word devilish is simply the adjective of the word devil, and therefore the wisdom that is earthly upon this earth, if man has this type of wisdom, it's not true wisdom, and that wisdom will be the adjective of the day of all which makes it devilish. I think all of us have experienced that sufficiently to know the answer to that. Next question.
When a woman has a menstrual period, is this a cleansing of the body? I observed that Israelite women had to make a sin and a burnt offering each time. Is it possible that menstrual periods are not normal for a woman who has eaten the proper foods and is physically clean and healthy on the inside?
No, that is not a menstrual period is just the egg disgusted.
There's an interesting there's an interesting thing on this cleansing program that the women were unclean for seven days that accounts for the reality is that the Jews have more boys than girls. And if you want to follow like practice that principle, you'll get one nice question.
Could you please explain the anger in Mark three five Ephesians 426 In Colossians, three, eight.
Mark 35535 were read when he looked around about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts.
Next one was what? Visions for 26 Be angry and what? That when I remember sin not. And watch the third one blossoms.
Colossians three eight, right says we're not to be angry, put off anger. Now first of all, Ballinger has all three in the same category, he has little problem with him. But it says that Jesus was angry. He was not angry at the man he was angry at what Satan was doing. Any patient that says where to be angry and sin not. As long as you're not angry at an individual or situation or this kind of thing, but only because of what the devil is doing, then you cannot see in that field. The moment it gets out of hand. And you'll always know if you're teed off at the wrong thing. You'll always know it then it's anger that has to be put off of Colossus
I can't think of any illustration now. But what was it we've all been at this place where we just been angry because we were angry period. Not because I ain't lousy thing to do with God. What's her maybe a burn that that anger has to be put on. Okay, that's all it's to it.
Please define believing.
Well, whenever we're doing it, we'll get the results. And the best definition of believing are the Indicative results of it. And to believe is a verb a verb connotes action. Believing is a participle but a participle is a part of a herb. So when we act upon the word of God, and see the results, then we are believing. And if you do not get the results or stuff, then we are not one. And there really are not grades of believing there's either believing or not believing. There's not a believing a little more and believing a little as it's either believing or not believing in the least common denominator. Next question.
What exactly is free will? Where does it originate? mind, heart, soul.
Freedom of wheel is that with which God put every person when he came here upon Earth, that a person has the right of choice. Where is its location? He said, are the individual ask the question in the mind, or the soul? Or what else is the heart? Well, certainly, it's not in this heart. The soul is that which makes you you, and part of that soul is your mind. Therefore, I would say that the freedom of wheel is within the person but controlled by his mind. And we do have freedom of wheel until you get possessed. And when you get possessed, at that point of possession, you no longer have freedom. We'll other segments in your life, you could have freedom of will, in your mind. We handled this just recently in that advanced class in detail remember, next question, how many more do we good
Colossians two verses 18 through 23. I could not answer another's question on the section to their satisfaction, therefore, I need to have gone over again.
18 Verse 18 of cautions to let no man that guy, Oh, you are judged against to have your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels. This is religious worshipping is religious rituals. Were they you know, they judge you and say, Well, how come you don't have religious rituals? Why don't you count your beads any longer you used to? Why don't you go through all this water baptism you used to? That's what he's talking about. intruding into those things which He has not seen vainly popped up in his fleshly one. That's where they're puffed up. Why? Because they're not holding the head. The head is the Lord Jesus Christ, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment, ministry, and knit together increases with the increase of God of God. And the words increase of God are God's liberal supply. Wherefore, if he be dead with Christ from the rudiments, the root rudiments is outward ordinances, you know, counting beads water, this kind of thing? Why are still living in the world are you still subject to a module let people put you under the door they say touch, not taste not handled up. All of these things are to perish with what? And all of these things are after that commandments and the doctrines of off which things have indeed show up wisdom in will worship you know, man's worship, and humility, man looks real humble, neglecting the body, not in any amis, not in any honor to the satisfying of the place. That's why it goes on in chapter three. If he then be risen with Christ, seek those things. Watch our above where Christ set us on the right hand of God Set your affection on things above not on things on the earth, Judge not taste, not touch, not handle not these kinds of things. That they are explanation to it. Next question.
Matthew 28. Quote in the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, this verse seems to be a contradiction because I know that the Jewish day begins at sundown instead of sunrise. Please explain. Yes, in the end of those four words are the word app Dirt
just replaced in the end of with a word after you've got it accurate. After the Sabbath, as it began to dawn towards the first of the week, which would be the following morning the Sabbath ended at sunset before then after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn towards the first of the week came Mary Magdalene. That's all. Or one more. That's all. Thank you, Ken. I had one that was handed to me or brought to my attention. And I get that same by grace. Mark 17th. Mark 1472 Before the cockroach twice, thou shall deny me thrice. Does it mean Peter denied Christ three or six times? Or something else is volunteer correct with six volunteer is correct. Well, it's been a night I guess that's all the questions. I tried some of the things were answered to your satisfaction if I didn't answer him completely enough. And you're just have to forgive. But you could see it takes an immeasurable amount of time. But that's alright. Glad to do it. But I gave you at least the benefit of what I know about the word to the end unknowing.