The thirty-seventh chapter of Ezekiel is about the vision of the Valley of Dry Bones and God explaining it’s meaning. God raised Israel from the grave, put His Spirit and made it alive, being witnesses of this prophecy being fulfilled today.
While sins cause sickness, sins also makes the Spirit of God to depart for the Holy God cannot dwell on uncleanness and sin. If the Holy Spirit is departed, there is no protection from God and demons can enter a man. It not only causes sickness but sometimes bring more wicked spirits and cause far beyond suffering. The only way to stop unclean spirits from entering us is to receive the Holy Spirit and not to sin. We must not be a friend of the world or sinners to get tempted in their sins, but submit to God and resist the devil.
Satan, demons and unclean spirits can enter and posses a person. Spirits of demons can be referred as unclean spirits. Satan on the other hand simply means adversary. In Scripture, it is used for the Angel of the LORD, when He stood on the way of Balaam as a satan to him, used against the enemies of Israel and also used for unclean spirits. In the gospels, demons, unclean spirit and satan in context of being against God, all are used synonymous to each other.
Calling Christ as cursed or calling Him a sin is pure blasphemy. Double tongued Paul wrote to the Corinthians that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed yet to the Galatians he called Christ as cursed at the cross and even referred Him as a sin. Here we will look into Paul’s blasphemy on how he is misquoting Scriptures.
Many Christians believe that doing some iniquity and asking forgiveness from God will clear the iniquity as if they had never did that. God said that He will forgive the iniquity of those who ask forgiveness but He will not clear that iniquity to leave them unpunished. Receiving forgiveness but not clearing the iniquity means not to remove the curses or the punishment for that iniquity. Is that so? Let’s see.
God is the author of the confusion of languages in Babel to scatter the people over the face of all the earth who wanted to make a name for themselves. God is the author of confusion among the Philistines so that God’s children can overcome them. God is the author of confusion among the Midianites so that He can use Gideon and His 300 men to defeat an entire army. God is the author of confusion to those who are disobedient to His commandments.
The concept of the church being the bride of Christ comes only from Paul. But Christ’s parables reveal that the Jews and Gentiles were not the bride. John and Jesus Himself revealed that neither Jews nor Gentile believers are the bride but friends of the Bridegroom. If church is not the bride of Christ, who is?
The people who transliterate everything to Hebrew need to stop their stupidity. Knowing God’s name is, is not about how to spell or pronounce but knowing who He is. He is same in any language no matter how we pronounce it.
What does it mean to be a living stone and a holy priesthood? A living stone is chiselled of sins, fit for building the spiritual house for God to dwell. A holy priesthood means, without sin and being holy to God. Only the priest who is holy can offer sacrifices of righteousness acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Scripture only supports theocracy where the Father is the king of the kingdom of Israel and Son is the king of His kingdom of Heaven. If Christ is our King, we need to ask Him to appoint leaders and the decision for who should lead must never come from us. We call Christ as our King. Don’t you think He has a say? The approved Scriptural method to know the decision of God when there is some contention on who must be a leader for the congregation must be by casting lots after prayer.
Based on internal Scriptural evidence, entry into the land and conquest (chapters 2–12) is inconsistent with Division of the land (chapters 13–22) on the details. There can be many plausible explanations for these inconsistencies but it seems multiple sections of the book of Joshua were written by multiple scribes in different periods of time based on eyewitness accounts recollected much later.