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-Hebrews 12:15 talks about a root of bitterness. What is this?

A root of bitterness is falling from grace.(often resulting from a lackadaisical approach to the spiritual pathway of life including meditation, contemplation, prayer and study), a falling from this into working regarding one's believed stance with God, often religiously, that is, trusting in one's own ability, instead of believing that you are righteous by faith and faith alone and this thanks to.Emmanuel the Christ. An example of this from the past:.1Kings 18:21-39

Working in your own ability which is living from what you feel necessary to get right with God takes time away from any relationship you can have with God made possible by faith in Emmanuel the Christ. When one feels he has to do things to get right with God, to do things to get God to answer, he obviously is feeling out of sorts with God and this hinders a relationship with Him. 

One's relationship with God is by faith alone:.Hebrews 11:6. All one has to do is ask from their heart for help from God:.Matthew 7:9-11.


-Philippians 4:7.What is this."peace that passes all understanding"?

In the original the word 'understanding' is 'mind'. The verse is talking of what is beyond the mind and that's the soul. This is accessed by meditation.

Paul referred to this as being 'in a trance'. It is the stillness that comes when we are alone in the dark and quiet. Here the mind becomes still and is one with the Infinite Intelligent Energy of the universe, which itself is stillness, the Silence, sensing messages that well up to conscious attention.


-Hebrews 12:17 indicates that sometimes God doesn't accept repentance. How can this be?

The word repentance means 'change'. Change is not a prerequisite to being saved. We were saved since the beginning:.2Timothy 1:9. It's just that most people have not yet been awakened to that.

Being 'saved', being in a saved state, is a process of growing in high quality character which Christ revealed; growing in it so that one's reward will be high and this by means of an individual decision to do better for the self and for others:.Matthew 22:36-40. It's a moving from low consciousness to a higher consciousness level of being.

The Old Testament example of Rahab the prostitute was all about change not being a requirement for being on the road to salvation, that is, being saved. 

It's not your repentance. You could not even repent unless the Creator enabled it to be so:.Acts 5:31 "Him has God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.".They didn't know it, but they were already in a state of forgiveness, but if one is unaware of it, what good is it to him or her until they awaken to it?.Hebrews 4:3 "For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest, although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.(2Timothy 1:9)."

Does it make sense that Creator-God would not accept a heart concerned about changing towards good? Of course not! It's not that one 'works on and fights sin' to eradicate it in order to be pleasing to the Creator, but rather inculcates righteousness moving one then from error filled ways and into new life, called in the Bible, born again. Righteousness doesn't come from what you may do or have done. It comes from what Christ is, has done and given to you for a gift:.Romans 5:17.

The Creator has already looked after sin, for all people and for all time. The true change comes from knowing that one is righteous.(brings the power of God into you).and that your sins don't count with Him, in fact never did! 

Why could Esau not find repentance, even though he wanted it?.Hebrews 12:16,17.

Genesis 26:34,35 shows that Esau was a source of grief for his parents Isaac and Rebekah. Rebekah wanted her son Jacob to receive all the blessings he could, obviously not caring too much for Esau:.Genesis 27:1-45. Esau, after making a deal with his brother Jacob, wanted his brother to change his mind in his favor, after he got what he wanted from his brother. In Genesis 25:27-34 is the story.

Paul's point here.(Hebrews 12:15-18,28).is that we must be diligent in keeping the grace of the Creator in our lives.(in our hearts and minds).and not be consumed with immediate physical concerns as was Esau. See 'Compassion'. 


-Hebrews 12:22-24 What is this saying?

It is saying to focus on Him.


-Hebrews 13:17 This sounds authoritarian and totalitarian?

A better translation would be 'Trust those who lead you into a fuller understanding of Christ to enable you to better serve God' and that would be by understanding grace:.Hebrews 12:28.

The original for 'obey' is 'have confidence in', 'allow yourself not to be skeptical of'.(some of us are skeptical and hesitant about most everything).and original for the word 'rule' is 'lead'.

Obey is translated 'persuaded' in Matthew 27:20, translated 'trusted' in Matthew 27:43, 'agreed' in Acts 5:40, 'made' and 'friend' in Acts 12:20, 'believed' in Acts 17:4, 'yield' in Acts 23:21, 'confident' in Romans 2:19 and so on. To check other occurrences get the FreeBible.


-James 4:5 What does envy mean as mentioned here?

In the New Testament the word 'envy' means 'corruption', an evil purpose; except in.Acts 7:9; 13:45; 17:5 where the word means 'burned with zeal', 'to boil with heat' and 'excitement of the mind'. What kind of evil purpose would envy cause in a person?.Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary gives this definition."Envy is grieving at the good of another".or 'envy is grieving over what another has and/or what they are like'. They may be wealthier, happier, better dressed, good looking.(*).and have more positive qualities than another. God will look after you. Trust God!

In the Old Testament, envy meant jealously. God was jealous, but not a low consciousness jealously:.Exodus 20:5. God was protective of those His love was toward and His heart was to love them so much in hopes they would continue to look to God so He could continue blessing them. But alas, they didn't:.Jeremiah 11:7,8.

Proverbs 27:4 "Wrath is cruel and anger is outrageous, but who is able to stand before envy?"


-Mark 9:24 What did the man mean here?

The man craved more faith. The phrase."help thou".is present imperative here and implies continuous help. The man wanted to continuously grow in faith. Those with Emmanuel at the time, those persons called His disciples.(learners of Him).also desired to grow in faith:.Luke 17:5. Also Ephesians 2:8; Philippians 1:29; 2Thessalonians 1:3; 2Thessalonians 1:11; 1Corinthians 2:5; Galatians 5:6; Hebrews 12:2.


-1Peter 2:20 What's it mean to glory in our sufferings?

The word 'glory' means 'to think like the Creator' in the original. This is many people's hope once they become awakened to the purpose of life.

God is reproducing Himself through unique expressions, us! And what does this do for you? When one glories in trials and sufferings, he thinks like the Creator regarding them, from Creator's point of view, has Creator's mind on things. The next verse tells of following the example of Christ's suffering. How are we to follow the example of 'suffering' of Christ?

The word 'glory' refers to the hope of humanity, the hope to be free of that which ails him as he or she goes through life.
 


-1John 5:6-8 What about the omission in most newer translations of this?

The question regarding the subject of the 'Trinity' has information on this. Perhaps also you may want to have a look at 'Holy Spirit'....


-1John 5:10.Who is the witness this verse is talking about?

Witness refers to someone able to provide firsthand account of something seen and remembered, such as 'he witnessed an incredible view'.

The verse means you are in higher consciousness when believing. When in the higher frame of living you are witnessing the record the Infinite One gave of his son, that of being a light to others by one's character, which reflects what is inside.

And what will this character, this spirit which was the same in quality that Emmanuel had.elicit?.Romans 8:16; 1John 5:1,11; John 3:16; 1Corinthians 2:12.


-2Corinthians 3:18.How are we changed into the image of the Infinite One?

See the scripture in the question and.2Peter 1:2-8; 3:18.
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-1Corinthians 15:17.Here it seems to be saying that it was His raising from the dead that was important? I thought it was His death that saved us?

The verse is saying that if He hadn't raised, how do we know for sure that He died thus making atonement for all sin. He would have been viewed as an imposter. The verse is emphasizing the credibility of His death.

The verse says that if Emmanuel had not died and been raised, that even after we move into the disembodied state.(the sleep humans call death as also mentioned here in this passage in verses 18-20), we would even then have no hope:.Romans 4:25; 5:10.
 


-Ephesians 3:1.What does it mean."by revelation".Paul came to understand some spiritual things?

Paul took time to be in the dark and quiet. In these times the Infinite Intelligence wells up into the mind specific things for each individual, as God does not want clones. This is the actual power of God that works:.Ephesians 3:7.

-Matthew 18:18."Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

It's talking of things of the mind by both believing those things one knows about and wanting them to be effective in the life of self and in the lives of others. These things are bound by this in the mass consciousness of humanity, often called the Akashic record. In this way for example, kindness can affect the world for good.."Higher states of consciousness leads to elimination of any destruction. When the majority of the collective consciousness has achieved high consciousness then any destruction will be impossible.(including the enemy the.Bible.calls death). Since the Creator is life, all that promotes destruction is of non life and therefore not of the Creator.(and herein we see a lock). Animals eating other animals does not promote destruction but rather keeps destruction away by ensuring a balance in nature."....Grigori Grabovoi.

-Ezekiel 3:16-19 Are we to regard this passage in scripture as instruction for us today?

Follow through the passages on Ezekiel from 1:1.

-John 9:31 Where it says "God hears not sinners", I thought God forgives sinners?

Reading.Luke 18:10-14.should clear this up.
 

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