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Humor-Poems-Songs-Movies / Happy Birthday Nate !
« Last post by rosered on Today at 05:17:21 PM »

  Just wishing  Nathan a happy birthday   today    :bdaycake: :clock: :bdaycake:   
 Have not seen him for awhile     


Why did God make the universe, the earth and sky above?
Scripture gives the answer when it says that "God is Love".
Before God made the universe He worked out a master plan.
He knew how everything would end before it all began.

He made mankind so He could have an object for His love,
But man was blind and did not see that it came from above.
So God created evil as He had created night,
So man could see the good in Him - In darkness we see light.

He made the "blackboard" very black, with evil, sin, and woe.
He made an adversary to be His cunning foe.
He made the earth to be a "stage" to show the hosts above,
By all of our experiences, His wisdom and His love.

He locks up all in stubbornness to make His mercy clear;
Lets Satan lure all men away so He can draw all near.
He gives His only firstborn Son to die and save us all.
Yet each in his own class we read; we're blind until our call.

You ask me why God made the earth, the glittering stars above?
The Scriptures give the answer when they say that 'God is love".

Ray Prinzing
Word Studies / The 5 branches.
« Last post by WhiteWings on Today at 02:38:57 PM »
Mat 2:23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.

Nazarene isn't the name of someone who took the nazarite vow. (Jesus broke that vow several times if He had taken it)
Nazarene isn't the name of someone who lives in Nazareth. Of course it's bit related because the town was founded by David's family and the wanted to express the fact they are the bloodline of "the root of Jesse".

Isa 11:1 The royal line of David will be cut off, chopped down like a tree; but from the stump will grow a Shoot—yes, a new Branch* from the old root.
Isa 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, who shall stand as an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his place of rest shall be glorious

Branch is netzer in Hebrew. Netzer is a special type of branch that grows out of the roots of an olive tree that has been cut down. This netzer springs up a little distance from where the original tree stood.
The old roots are obviously the OT laws. The branch is still an olive tree (Law follower) but does things a little different.
In the NT we saw Jesus followed the same law as Judadism tree which was cut down. But His interpretation is at a little distance from the old tree.

Jesus is also called a "tzemach" which is the generic name for branch. That's no contradiction. Isa just gives a little more detail on the type of branch.

Jer 23:5 "The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.

Zech 3:8 "'Listen, High Priest Joshua, you and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to come: I am going to bring my servant, the Branch.

Son of man-Branch.
Zech 6:12 Tell him this is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Here is the man whose name is the Branch, and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the LORD.

Son of God-Branch.
Isa 4:2 In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel.

Jer 33:15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
Word Studies / Re: The Holy Spirit is also an angel.
« Last post by rosered on Today at 02:15:28 PM »
 :thumbsup:  WW
  :thumbsup: Sheila
 Psalms 34 …6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him And saved him out of all his troubles.

 7The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him,

 And rescues them.

 8O taste and see that the LORD is good;

How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!…
  the  poor in spirit   and humbled of God will be    "lifted up / resurrected from the low place to a higher place "'    and taste Life     which is Gods goodness and protection   though salvation

  Hi Joe
    the elect of God were always  chosen to    endure  "all things  " against all odds     and  the world   was   unworthy of them all
  they held /hold  special honor and strength  by Gods Spirit & might  and  guidance  , but were despised of all men who loved the darkness more than the Light , because their works are evil
FORUM GUIDELINES and Admin Posts / Re: Forum Maintenance
« Last post by rosered on Today at 12:47:32 PM »

  Congratulations on the new   grandbaby James !!! :HeartThrob:  little bundles of joy they are . :thumbsup:
  Thanks Tony !!!They  should have you as the fixer  as well as Karen , a  team effort    :gimmefive:
Discussions on Universal Salvation / Re: The role of believers
« Last post by Farlsborough on Today at 12:02:59 PM »
Brilliant answers guys, thanks  :gimmefive:
FORUM GUIDELINES and Admin Posts / Re: Forum Maintenance
« Last post by WhiteWings on Today at 10:43:17 AM »
This sort of hacking (well more likely script kiddies) roughly goes as follows:
Someone discovers a security hole in certain version and brand of a website, forum, etc.
A script (little program) is written to automatically hack the forum/site etc.
But before that happened 'they' started a search program that finds all sites/forums that are vulnerable to that specific hack.

i wondered if something happened elsewhere that sent so many here
What happened is likely this:
a] A flaw was discovered in a certain SMF version.
b] They figured out this forum runs this version.
c] Accounts are fully automatically added.

It's nothing personal against TM. Likely the owners of the hack program don't even know the forum exists. It's just one of 1000s on their list.

awhile back we were getting slammed so bad with spammers, we went to every member request must be manually approved
Do you have email verification switched on? That way they have to reply to an email even before you get a registration request. Depending on the hack it may totally stop them because the email address is usually fake.  Or it doesn't help at all because the hack bypasses that step.

Again just a possibility because I don't know any details.
Word Studies / Re: The Holy Spirit is also an angel.
« Last post by sheila on Today at 09:15:53 AM »
 :thumbsup:...of which the Lord will consume with the breath of his coming.........
Word Studies / The Holy Spirit is also an angel.
« Last post by WhiteWings on Today at 08:27:12 AM »
Hebrew poetry does not use rhyming words but rhyming ideas. Complementary or duplicate descriptions are written in parallel, line by line. This adds helpful insights for translation through word equivalence, and interpretation of difficult phrases by comparison with an easier to understand parallel phrase.
More about that principle can be found here. (click)

Psalm 35:5 May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away;

Wind= angel of the Lord=HS

What we call HS is holy breath (effect) or holy wind in Hebrew.
So.... HS is also an angel
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