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Offline Farlsborough

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Stephen e Jones and God's Kingdom Ministries
« on: August 30, 2014, 09:30:53 PM »
Does anyone have any experience meeting or hearing this guy? It's not always easy over the web to discern; sometimes lots of stuff looks good, but on a site with so much material, I may stumble across something very suspect!

He has some great stuff about the Old Testament feasts, the kingdom, free will etc. He also acknowledges universal restoration, in fact many of the statements of faith are similar to what I have learnt here.

However, some of the current day prophecy stuff seems a bit "wiggy"; the latest update is about some chap who is prophesying that 2014 is the "year of God's kingdom" or something... This is an instant red flag to me! Funny how prophesies are always about now or a very nearby time, isn't it?! Sounds a bit Millerite. Very Millerite, actually.

What I'm particularly interested in is some of the stuff in his talks about worldly movements of the ancient Hebrews (supposedly "Iberia" is from "Eberia/Heberia" - land of the Hebrews) but when searching for evidence in support of this, all I get is crazy conspiracy theory sites  :(

Any thoughts much appreciated.
 

Offline ed

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Re: Stephen e Jones and God's Kingdom Ministries
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 11:10:17 PM »
Nope,
Never heard of him.

Googled his site.......................looks like a Bible teacher.........

He has a lot to say.   Can't say that I've ever come across him.

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Offline gregoryfl

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Re: Stephen e Jones and God's Kingdom Ministries
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 11:27:07 PM »
I have known of him for a few years, mainly because of his sharing perspectives concerning the deeper, spiritual meanings behind the torah. I have purchased and benefited from a couple of his books, and have listened to many of his mp3 messages. However, like you, I also am leery of his teachings of prophecy for today, but see other things he teaches as valuable and so, like with anyone, I take what I can personally the edifies and clarifies, and at least try to understand what he teaches that I currently do not agree with. After all, there is no human teacher that has a 100 percent accurate way of understanding and presenting things. If you feel comfortable reading him, then do so, and trust the Spirit within you to help you discern truth from error.

Ronen

Offline marie glen

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Re: Stephen e Jones and God's Kingdom Ministries
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 11:37:36 PM »
I hate it when a good source of learning goes "wiggy"! (But it's like they all do??)

I don't blame you for seeing a red flag.. I was wondering, for a same example? about all the four red moons over Jerusalem talk in some quarters of the internet.. I figure it has happened before and has coincided with events and attacks concerning Israel, but not as a sign of imminent world implosion/apocalypse as some seem to be saying.. someone always goes down a rabbit hole over things.. But at the same time, the information is interesting and good to have.. (I may go give this guy a listen, I love history! ..but not if he's a lost ten tribes guy, i believe they were all there at Nehemiah's census..)

I think of all ideas and groups as tapestries, and we have to separate the true threads from the not true threads.. the light threads from the dark.. and all tapestries have both.. Even all dark tapestries have to have at least one thread of light/truth.. or the whole thing would unravel..?
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- Does it say no repentance after death? being resurrected still in their sins (2nd Resurrection) during age of Judgment? sure to be weeping and wailing?
- Is weeping & wailing the beginning of the redemptive process?
- "Behold I make aLL things new" Rev21:5
- "On every high mountain and hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day ..when the towers fall." Is 30:25
- "A new heavens and a new earth" Rev 21:1
- "The lion will eat straw like the ox.. the bear will graze with the cow" Is 11:7
- "They will sit each under his vine, and under his fig-tree, with none troubling.." Micah 4:4

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Re: Stephen e Jones and God's Kingdom Ministries
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2014, 11:45:23 PM »
Truly it takes the Holy Spirit to have spiritual discernment and rightly divide the Word.
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Offline Farlsborough

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Re: Stephen e Jones and God's Kingdom Ministries
« Reply #5 on: Today at 12:04:25 AM »
Hi Marie,
His Old Testament stuff is fascinating, particularly as he strongly draws the link that whilst there may be two covenants, the law was always supposed to be spiritual, and God seems keen for the Israelites to understand this even before Jesus's time. Anyone who helps to harmonise the OT/NT and make it clear that it's very much the same God, the same plan etc. is at least half alright with me! He also delves a bit deeper into birthrights, who really is entitled to be called "Israel" and so on. He's also very polite and humble.

It is a shame about the "prophecy today" stuff, because as far as I can see we're just not instructed to look out for endless prophets giving further cryptic insights. There's enough in Revelation and OT types and shadows to keep anyone busy! So then spending time trying to sift through the ramblings of the lastest person to work out that next year (always next year!) really is (this time, honest...) "the great... ingathering/tabernacle building/spiritual flood" or whatever... I just don't get the message from scripture that we're supposed to occupy ourselves with this. At all.

But as Ronen says, he does have real insight into the spiritual meaning of torah. My recent favourite has been Exodus 21, the man who digs a pit is liable for ox that falls into it. I.e. irrespective of what you think about free will, the liability is to do with ownership; God created the world, he "dug" that "pit", and we fell into it (for whatever reason). So by His own law we can expect him to pay the price.

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Re: Stephen e Jones and God's Kingdom Ministries
« Reply #6 on: Today at 01:23:15 AM »
Yeah you never hear a prophecy about how Christ is.coming back after the lifetime of the one making the prophecy. Even Paul made a prophecy about out how when he was gone wolves would enter in. Good observation.