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Episode 011 – Rama

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Episode Number 011

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of Frequent Apostolic Questions. My name is Dakota Sutcliffe and this is THE podcast about getting answers to your bible questions.

Segments for Today:
Grab Bag
WOW

Grab Bag Segment
In this segment we go over the most recent Grab Bag posted on the website. If there were any questions in regard to the Grab Bag, then we would answer those questions here and expand on it here in the podcast.

This one is going to be a little different. Each question will end with a question for you to participate in the comments with! This is something which may help with everyone who reads this to study for themselves and find answers.

Who can God hear?

John 9:31
31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

So from the first part, we know he doesn’t hear a sinner. The second part shows us he hears those who worship him and do his will. So, how do you get God to hear you? Let me know your scriptural answer in the comments!

Why was Jesus manifested?

1 John 3:8
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

He was manifested to destroy the works of the devil. The question for this one is: what does it mean when he was manifested? Remember, scripture!

Where is confusion?

James 3:16
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

So if you see envying and strife, confusion is also there, along with every evil work. If this is the case, then who is the author and who is the creator of confusion? Show me scripture!

In John 21:15, Jesus asked Peter 3 times. The question is: why did he ask him those three times? -Josh

John 21:15-17
15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

To understand this verse of scripture you need to understand what it means to love God. To love God is to obey his commandments from John 14:15, 21. God was asking Peter if he loved him. Peter said he loved him, so God’s commandment to him was, “Feed my lambs” the first time. The second and third time was to “Feed my sheep”. So he wanted Peter to feed his sheep twice as much as his lambs. Now my question is, how do you feed his sheep? Please use scripture for your answers.

Job was perfect and upright, why did all of the bad things happen to him? -Josh

Job 1:1
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

Among many other good things which God had blessed him with. So the question here is, knowing “he was perfect and upright” from the scripture, why did he lose everything?

Job1:5
5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

So, he had a concern for his children, hoping they wouldn’t sin and if they did then he gave offerings to cover their sin. So from my understanding, Job feared this may have happened. So he gave offerings continually.

And then what happened?

He lost it all it according to the rest of chapters one and two. The devils work of course.

Job 3:25
For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

Job knew that which he greatly feared had come upon him, and that which he was afraid had come unto him. So, the direct answer to the question is: because he feared these things, these things happened to him. Now my question to you is, what are we suppose to fear?

What does Phillipians 4:13 mean? -Olive

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Ok, lets dissect it:
“I” – meaning me
“can do all things” – can do all things
“through Christ” – through Jesus
“which strengtheneth me” – which strengthens me

So, all things which strengthen me I can do through Christ. I can only do all things through Christ, “only if it strengthens me”. And question for you: what is a good strengthener? :)

The questions I asked, answered:

How do you get God to hear you?
Doing his will
Repentance and Baptism
Scripture for the answer – Given in the same verse and Acts 2:38, among others.

What does it mean when he was manifested?
An appearance of – Scripture for the answer

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Who is the author and who is the creator of confusion?

1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

From this we know God is not the author. Who else could be to blame? We do know he was the creator, because God created everything, right?

How do you feed his sheep?
The bread of life, the word of God.

What are we supposed to fear?
God, so he will come upon us.

What is a good strengthener?
Any godliness performed. :)

WOW Segment
This is the Wide Open Word segment. In this segment we go over the moments where people go WOW when they are reading the word or hear it preached. Things just start getting put together and then a chain reaction and before you know it someone is just lost in thought over the whole thing. Or something simple that clicks when you might have read it a thousand times but now it just makes complete sense.

Mark 9:17-29
17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
29 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

What can we take from this?
1. The disciples had not been fasting. We can also confirm this by Mark 2:18

And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

We also know Jesus had been fasting and praying because, well, he cast the spirit out.

2. The second thing we can take from this is: how much praying and fasting does it take to remove a spirit? How close are we to God?

3. Faith can do a work.

If you have questions, comments or any other feedback, then you can email me: Dakota@FrequentApostolicQuestions.com. You can upload a recording of yourself to GE.TT as an MP3 or a WAV file, send me the link and I will (Lord willing) play it on the next episode.

Closed with an update about my family. Evelyn Rama.

Thank you for listening to this episode of Frequent Apostolic Questions. You all have a blessed day and let God be magnified.

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Episode 010 – Great abundance of the heart will bring forth good things.

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Episode 010 – Great abundance of the heart will bring forth good things.

Hello everybody and welcome to another week of Frequent Apostolic Questions. My name is Dakota Sutcliffe and this is THE podcast about getting answers to your bible questions.

Segments for Today:
Grab Bag
WOW

Grab Bag Segment
In this segment we go over the most recent Grab Bag posted on the website. If there were any questions in regard to the Grab Bag, then we would answer those questions here and expand on it here in the podcast.

Who was king David’s great grandmother?

Matthew 1:5-6
5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
6 And Jesse begat David the king
; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

Lets see what order they came in a more simple manner.

Boaz and Ruth
Obed
Jesse
David

So David’s father was Jesse, his grandfather was Obed, his great grandfather and grandmother were Boaz and Ruth.

Ruth was his great grandmother. :)

How many fish did the disciples catch when the net was not broken?

John 21:11
Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

They pulled 153 fish out of the water. There were so many, they had to pull the net onto the land. And of all of that, the net did not brake. :)

What defiles a man? -Olive

Matthew 15:11
11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

And further explanation is here:

Matthew 15:18-20
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

So, it’s what comes out of the mouth which defiles a man. I feel like the scripture explains it clearly here: those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart. And I don’t know of any way else to word it.

WOW Segment
This is the Wide Open Word segment. In this segment we go over the moments where people go WOW when they are reading the word or hear it preached. Things just start getting put together and then a chain reaction and before you know it someone is just lost in thought over the whole thing. Or something simple that clicks when you might have read it a thousand times but now it just makes complete sense.

Matthew 12:34-35
34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Luke 6:45
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

Closed with naming the episode.

If you have questions, comments or any other feedback, then you can email me at Dakota@FrequentApostolicQuestions.com. You can upload a recording of yourself to GE.TT as an MP3 or a WAV file, send me the link and I will (Lord willing) play it on the next episode.

Thank you for listening to this episode of Frequent Apostolic Questions. You all have a blessed day and let God be magnified.

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Episode 009 – Sacrifices of righteousness and knowing from the beginning, there is one Lord

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Episode Number 009

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of Frequent Apostolic Questions. My name is Dakota Sutcliffe and this is THE podcast about getting answers to your bible questions.

Segments for Today:
Grab Bag
WOW
Feedback

Grab Bag Segment
In this segment we go over the most recent Grab Bag posted on the website. If there were any questions in regard to the Grab Bag, then we would answer those questions here and expand on it here in the podcast.

It’s time for this weeks Grab Bag!

I got another question via email from KC, here it is:

What is the Gospel defined and how do you ”obey” it?

So Christ being the power and wisdom of God. Then the “power of God” unto salvation is the gospel.

1 Corinthians 1:24
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to
the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

So, to simplify:

Christ = power of God = Gospel

So, they all equal each other.

Gospel Defined – is the power of God unto salvation.
Obeying the Gospel – obeying Jesus, because Christ was God manifested in the flesh (John 1:14) it would be obeying God. For those who don’t know, God’s name is Jesus. :)

This has been added to the Definitions page as well!

What was in the beginning?

God, and to give a few scriptures to back that up. Please keep in mind these aren’t the only ones.

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

1 John 1:1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

God is the beginning, his name is Jesus. :)

How many Lord’s are there in the bible?

Deuteronomy 6:4
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

Ephesians 4:5
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

One Lord is in the bible! :D

WOW Segment
This is the Wide Open Word segment. In this segment we go over the moments where people go WOW when they are reading the word or hear it preached. Things just start getting put together and then a chain reaction and before you know it someone is just lost in thought over the whole thing. Or something simple that clicks when you might have read it a thousand times but now it just makes complete sense.

Psalm 51:17-19
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

Matthew 21:44
44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Feedback

Dear Bro. Dakota,
RE: Your most recent podcast —
I’m in 100% agreement with you that we’re to give our all for the Lord Jesus. Like the old hymn says,
“All to Jesus I surrender”
Who would want to be married to a spouse who was 30% or 60% faithful? Who would want to be a spouse who was only 30% or 60% faithful?
“Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples.” John 15:8.

May you be found to be a one-hundredfold-er when you stand before Jesus!

Yours in Him,
Jim

Closed with naming the episode.

If you have questions, comments or any other feedback, then you can email me at Dakota@FrequentApostolicQuestions.com. You can upload a recording of yourself to GE.TT as an MP3 or a WAV file, send me the link and I will (Lord willing) play it on the next episode.

Thank you for listening to this episode of Frequent Apostolic Questions. You all have a blessed day and let God be magnified.

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Episode 008 – Three Attitudes and Mute(less) trees

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Welcome to the eighth episode of Frequent Apostolic Questions. My name is Dakota Sutcliffe and this is THE podcast about getting answers to your bible questions.

The segments for today are the:
Grab Bag
WOW
FAQnA Segment
Feedback

Grab Bag Segment
In this segment we go over the most recent Grab Bag posted on the website. If there were any questions in regard to the Grab Bag, then we would answer those questions here and expand on it here in the podcast.

This weeks Grab Bag

Who dissembled from the Gentiles?

Galatians 2:11-13
11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.

Peter and the other Jews dissembled and Paul withstood him because Peter was the one to blame. Peter dissembled by withdrawing from the gentiles and showing the Jews he had no thing to do with them. When in fact he had been eating with them. He was tearing down when he was suppose to build up. He was separating when he should have been unifying.

What is idolatry?

Colossians 3:5
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Covetousness is idolatry.

What is the testimony of Jesus?

Revelation 19:10
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Previous Week Grab Bag.

What are we supposed to give thanks for?

Ephesians 5:20
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Give thanks to God for all things. :)

Who is the head of the church?

Ephesians 5:23
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

Jesus is the head of the church.

What does scripture say about telling jokes?

Ephesians 5:3-4
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

Jesting should not be once named among you, and it is not convenient.

WOW Segment
This is the Wide Open Word segment. In this segment we go over the moments where people go WOW when they are reading the word or hear it preached. Things just start getting put together and then a chain reaction and before you know it someone is just lost in thought over the whole thing. Or something simple that clicks when you might have read it a thousand times but now it just makes complete sense.

The Three Attitudes

Luke 10:29-37
29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Thief – what’s yours is mine and I am going to take it.
Priest – what’s mine is mine and I am going to keep it.
Samaritan – what’s mine is yours and I am going to give it.

FAQnA Segment
This is the Frequent Apostolic Questions and Answers segment. In this portion, we go over any questions asked throughout the week. These may be questions from the comments, emails and recordings. If could find an answer, then I put it here. If I could not find an answer, then I will try not to put it in here so I don’t cause any confusion.

The one question I have for this segment is:

How would a mute person show the evidence of the Holy Spirit? – How do you know they are saved? -KC

Mark 16:17
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

If the person was a mute and the person receives the Holy Ghost, then that person will no longer be a mute.

Feedback Segment
This segment is the segment in which feedback is played or read! If there is enough time to go over any feedback given.

Got some feedback from Mr. Jim Kerwin. I won’t play the whole thing as it is kind of lengthy but to get the main idea of what he was saying, so I played a snippit.

So I replied back to him with, I agree completely with the thirtyfold being 30x and sixtyfold with 60x and hundredfold 100x. I also apologize for any confusion I may have caused anyone.

To explain what I was saying at about the mark 14:37min in the last episode:

Once the seed is cast, when the single seed has made it into the good ground, how fruitful do you make it? Do you go 100 percent and make it hundredfold, or do you just barely get by with thirtyfold only giving 30 percent effort?

That’s where the percents had come in, the effort. Because we are the ground to receive the seed, we have to bring forth the fruit and make it however much we make it.

In agreeance with the math part, if there is only 1 seed, then it is 1×30 and so on.

I won’t go into the whole thing. So basically the soil makes a plant after the seed is cast into, if it lands on good ground. When the plant comes up, if bares fruit. Good or Bad or none at all, which doesn’t help the tree either. Just like the fig tree Jesus cursed, it didn’t bring forth any fruit, and it withered away.

Matthew 21:19
And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

Mark 8:24
And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

If you have questions, comments or any other feedback, then you can email me at Dakota@FrequentApostolicQuestions.com. You can upload a recording of yourself to GE.TT as an MP3 or a WAV file, send me the link and I will (Lord willing) play it on the next episode.

Thank you for listening to this episode of Frequent Apostolic Questions. You all have a blessed day and let God be magnified.

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Episode 007 – Casting the seed for the beginning of wisdom

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Welcome to the seventh episode of Frequent Apostolic Questions. This is THE podcast about getting answers to your bible questions. The first couple of things I should let you know if you are new to this podcast is: I am just an average guy. I am not a pastor, apostle, evangelist or prophet that I know of, a teacher, I may be because if you learn something from this then you were taught, ergo I would be a teacher, right? So anyways, lets get into some of this word stuff.

The segments for today are the:
Grab Bag
WOW
Q&A Segment

Grab Bag Segment
In this segment we go over the most recent Grab Bag posted on the website. If there were any questions in regard to the Grab Bag, then we would answer those questions here and expand on it here in the podcast.

So, here is the first question!

What is the purpose of Baptism?

Colossians 2:12
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Acts 2:38
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

John 3:5
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

The answer here is: to be buried with him, for the remission of sins, to be able to enter into the kingdom of God. If anyone would like a little further explanation about this, please let me know! On to the next question!

What is the fear of the Lord?

Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Yes, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of “taking the facts and acting thereupon”.

How much are we supposed to pray?

1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.

I don’t think a time frame can be put on “how much we are supposed to pray” from the verse given above. There could be exceptions for when we sleep. But even then, it’s still possible :) people have spoken to God in their sleep in the bible, so I really don’t see how it isn’t possible to pray without ceasing :D Well, the Lord spoke with Jacob in Genesis 28 if anyone else is curious about that.

Have you ever spoken to God while dreaming? :)

Wide Open Word Segment
In this segment we go over the moments where people go WOW when they are reading the word. Things just start getting put together and then a chain reaction and before you know it someone is just lost in thought over the whole thing. Or something simple that clicks when you might have read it a thousand times but now it just makes complete sense.

Seed Casting

Matthew 13
1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

QnA Segment
This segment is where I answer some of the emails received which are a little tougher to put into the Grab Bag. They may be questions from the comments as well. Also if there are any recordings sent to me for this segment then I will put those in here as well. The depth of the question will always vary. So some questions may take longer to explain than others, like where vs who in today’s QnA segment.

From: Brother Eric
I know that you have defined the Kingdom of God in one of the early grab bag posts, but below are some additional questions relative to the topic.

Where is the Kingdom of God? Answer Second

Luke 17:21
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

Who shall and shall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Answered Third

1 Corinthians 6:9-10
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

What must one do in order to see and enter the Kingdom of God? Answered First

John 3:3, 5
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

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Update about my life: The house thing which I mentioned in a podcast a while back ended up falling through which I am fine with. The problem wall thing we ran into was financing, we couldn’t get any. A couple of weeks ago the Brother who prayed for me and I received the Holy Ghost came back to church and he prayed for me. A house and land, he also prayed the spirit of a scholar on me. So I asked him about this afterward and he said A house on 2 acres and then 7 acres. He explained he didn’t know what that meant maybe the house would come on 2 acres and the other 5 would come later. I asked him where it would be and he said “in the area” but that could be anywhere. But before all that happened he prayed for Vanessa, my wife, and she got the Holy Ghost! It was so exciting!

Also, my wife is now about a month away from getting the second bun out of the oven. Yep, number two is almost here. The pictures show us it’s a girl but you all know the pictures could be wrong, but as of now, the name for the new one is Evelyn Rose.

Thank you for listening to this episode of Frequent Apostolic Questions. You all have a blessed day and let God be magnified.

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Episode 006 – If the Rock wasn’t, then the dove wouldn’t have

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Welcome to Frequent Apostolic Questions. This is the sixth episode and we are moving right along each week here. Thank you Jesus!

The segments for today are:
Grab Bag
Wide Open Word
Definition

Grab Bag Segment

What was the rock Jesus was talking about in Matthew 16:18?

Matthew 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

To understand this we need to look above and see why the “And” is at the beginning of the scripture. We will start in verse 15:

Matthew 16:15-18
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church’ and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

So, looking at the context of what Jesus was talking about. The “rock” is in verse 16, Jesus being “the Christ, the Son of the living God”. Jesus is the rock, just like the one of the old testament. The one which followed them noted in 1 Corinthians 10:4

What is the “five-fold ministry”?
I am not quite sure, though I know Ephesians 4:11 is the verse the phrase was coined from.

Ephesians 4:11
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some pastors and teachers;

So here, it’s talking about what was said in verse 8 of the same chapter. Particularly the gifts part, which are for the perfecting of the saints (verse 12) and the work of the ministry and for edifying the body of Christ.

But to answer the question, I don’t know the scriptural answer. I think mainly because there probably isn’t one to explain it. At least, none which I have found.

What descended upon Jesus after he was baptized by John the Baptist?

Luke 3:22
And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

The Holy Ghost descended upon him. It was in the bodily shape of a dove, but it was the Holy Ghost.

Wide Open Word Segment

Little Foxes

Song of Solomon 2:15
Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

Destroys the structure, removing the things which sustain the vines. And this is how the little foxes spoil the vine.

Definition Segment

IF!
Means it’s conditional.
If what?
If this, then that. Right?

John 14:15, 21
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

If you love God, then he will love you back.
How do you love God? He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me
This is really the best IF example given from the bible.

Using the Bible Mantis app (no affiliate links here), I did a search for “if”. Results? 1000 results in 40 books. It seems 1000 is a max for the app.

Another good one to show God is conditional.

Matthew 19:21
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

I hope this makes things clear about the “if” definition.

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