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  1. JoeCanada

    Encountering God and Speaking in tongues

    Hi maryjane.... Look at what Kenneth Copeland supposedly says when he's (praying) in tongues.... (Kenneth Copeland is the minister of a mega church in the USA) Check it out..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4zS-yz_lZM
  2. JoeCanada

    Looking for Resurrection TRUTH

    Hi stillseeking, I appreciate what you're saying, but look at what Isaiah said: "Also the sons of the foreigner who join themselves to the Lord, to serve Him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be His servants—everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and holds fast My covenant—even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations" (Isaiah 56:6–7). The Gentiles will be blessed for observing the true Sabbath. "My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations". I believe he is talking about the millennium here.
  3. JoeCanada

    Looking for Resurrection TRUTH

    Hi Eliptico1.... Let's establish what I'm not. No, I am not an atheist. No, I am not a Gnostic No, I am not confused What I am...... A born again, bible believing, Spirit filled believer. I do not deny the Crucifixion or the Resurrection. I'm questioning why do we as Christians follow the dictates of the Catholic Church who, by their own authority, changed the Saturday Sabbath to a Sunday worship, and they base it on Christ's resurrection on a Sunday morning. All that I'm looking into is whether or not Christ's crucifixion followed what He said to be His only sign, that of 3 days and three nights in the tomb, that from a Friday crucifixion to a???? Resurrection. The validity of Mark 16:9-20 has been questioned for 2 centuries. It seems to be written by someone other that Mark. Some of the early Church Fathers, Clement of Alexandria (AD 215) and Origen (AD 254) shows any knowledge of the existence of the verses. The Greek texts, the Sinaiticus and Vaticanus from the fourth century do not have these verses. Even the American Standard Version and the NIV have footnotes " The two most reliable early manuscripts do not have Mark 16:9-20" They went early, (Luke 24:1; Mark 16:2)) while it was still dark (John 20:1) as it began to dawn,(Matt 28:1) But when they arrived at the tomb, Jesus’ body was not there. He had already risen. Luke 24:6, Mark 16:6, Matt 28:5-6. Mark 16:2 says that they arrived to the sepulchre "at the rising of the sun"....and Jesus was not there, He had already risen. The stone was already rolled away. And what did they see? They saw an Angel in the sepulchre. If He rose at the rising of the sun, they would have witnessed it. They also would have witnessed the stone being rolled away , would they not? Sunday worship is inspired by pagan worship...."The Day of the Sun". It goes back to Constantine, after his 'profession' to Christianity, (though he was no Christian, anymore than say Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck),.he kept the sun on his coins and it was HE who made Sunday into a day of worship, which was picked up and held by the RCC. And all the Protestants followed along. The Sabbath was established by God in Genesis 2:2. And it is the weekly observance of the Sabbath that reminds us of Creation and the Creator. "The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath"....Mark 2:27 I'm only now seriously questioning this whole subject on the timeline of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, not the Crucifixion and Resurrection itself. I want to hear from others. Because in Revelation 14:12, Jesus tells us ….”Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus” “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”……Rev 12:17 Is the keeping of the Sabbath not one of the commandments? Isaiah tells us that at the restoration of all things...""And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before Me, says the Lord" (Isaiah 66:23).
  4. JoeCanada

    Looking for Resurrection TRUTH

    Hi stillseeking.... I am not looking for support for a Friday crucifixion. The churches worldwide celebrate Jesus' Resurrection on Easter Sunday. They also contend that He was crucified on 'Good Friday'. How can this be if Jesus' only sign that He gave was 'three days and three nights in the grave'? I'm saying that this ' Friday crucifixion' and 'Easter Sunday' resurrection has NO scriptural support. Why then, do we all follow the traditions of men? Why do we Celebrate Easter....why do we celebrate Sunday to worship? Mark 7:7-8…….” In vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men”
  5. Hi Abdicate.... This is brilliant. Loved it. Lays it out brilliantly. Well done. (I have a shofar, but my blowing does not sound like the blowing of the shofar at abdicate.net/shofar.mp4) ☹️
  6. JoeCanada

    Looking for Resurrection TRUTH

    Hi stillseeking.... You've missed what I was saying in the article. Read my response to Eliptico1 Thanks for your reply
  7. JoeCanada

    Looking for Resurrection TRUTH

    Hi Eliptico1.... Thanks for your response. I have heard all the arguments over the years about the reckoning of time. Most of them are conjecture, all of them are non-scriptural. It still doesn't answer the question. Jesus gave ONE sign to prove that He was indeed the Messiah. "Three days and three nights in the grave". If we look at Luke 23:56...."And they returned and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment" If Jesus was crucified on Friday, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and the Sabbath begins at 6 in the evening, there was no time to get supplies for the embalming. It was at the 9th hr, (3 in the afternoon) that Christ died. Then the soldiers went and broke the legs of the other two, but when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they thrust a spear into His side. This all takes time. Then they had to go and get permission from Pilate to take His body down, remove the spikes, wrap His body and carry it to the tomb. All before 6. Even IF they managed to get the spices and oils before 6, they would not have had anytime to prepare them, as the Sabbath began at 6 in the evening. Look how little time they had. John 19:41...."Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never yet man laid in......(42) There they laid Jesus, therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand (close by) All that I am looking for is the scriptural truth/support for a Friday crucifixion. I have studied and studied it and I can find no support for it. None! There was the Passover....Christ crucified (Preparation day) Then the Feast of Unleavened Bread....which always follows the Passover Then a day..... Then the weekly Sabbath....(Saturday) Christ would not have been the Lamb of God......would not have been 'Christ our Passover'....had he been crucified on that Friday, missing the Passover by TWO days. See the dilemma.
  8. Did Jesus rise on a Sunday? Tradition tells us that Christ was crucified on a Friday, and that He rose from the dead on a Sunday. But is this really the truth? The Pharisees challenged Jesus to prove He was the Messiah. He offered them this proof, His sign that He was true: “ An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and there shall be no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matt 12:39-40) That’s a very specific sign. In 1Thes 5:21, the Apostle Paul tell us to ….”Prove all things; hold fast that which is good” We should also consider Jesus’ warning in Mark 7:7-8…….” In vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men” Jesus placed His entire identity on the line with His sign that we just looked at in Matt 12:39-40. Since the Old Testament was written in Hebrew, critics and scholars acknowledge that in the Hebrew language, ‘three days and three nights must mean a 72 hour period of time. There is no room for any ‘periods of time’ in the Hebrew. Jonah 1:17 plainly states….”And Jonah was in the belly of the fish ‘three days and three nights’. The Bible does say in several places that Christ rose ‘the third day’. If we look at Genesis 1:4-13, it plainly says that God ‘divided the light from darkness’. He called the light ‘day’ and the darkness He called ‘night’……..”And the evening (darkness) and the morning (light) were the first day……And the evening (darkness) and the morning (light) were the second day…..And the evening (now 3 nights) and the morning (now 3 days) were the third day….” Did Jesus understand the length of a ‘day’, or the length of a ‘night’…...........John 11:9-10…”Are there not TWELVE hours in a day?...but if a man walk in the night, he stumbles” So, according to the Bible, the length of time for the phrase ‘the third day’…….spanned three periods of darkness and three periods of light. That’s six periods of twelve hours…… 6x12= 72 hours. The Crucifixion: All four Gospels tell us that the day Christ was Crucified was the ‘preparation day’. So which preparation day was this? Leviticus 23:4,7,24,27-32 speaks of Annual Sabbaths….HOLY DAYS. John 19:14 explains “it was the preparation of the Passover”….and in verse 31, he continues on “for that Sabbath day was a high day”. A ‘High Day’ is a Feast Day or an ‘Annual Holy Day’, and Israel was commanded to keep these days, year after year. Leviticus refers to all these Sabbaths as ‘Feasts of the Lord”…..and ”Holy Convocations”. The “Passover” was the one feast wherein work was not prohibited. There is little doubt if any that Christ was crucified on the Passover. “Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us”….I Cor 5:7……………”The Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world”…..John 1:29 The Passover fell on a Wednesday in AD31, the year of Jesus’ crucifixion, according to the Hebrew calendar. This marks Thursday as an annual Sabbath. The Old Testament Passover always precedes the Annual Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Numbers 28:16-17…..” And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the Passover of the Lord. And in the fifteenth day of this month is the Feast.”….(the Feast of Unleavened Bread) After Jesus was crucified, at the 9th hour, it was after that when the disciples asked for His body so that they could place Him in the tomb. The Sabbath was at hand, so time was of the essence. (Luke 23:53-54, John 19:41-42) The Gospel accounts verify that there were two Sabbaths that week….an annual Holy Day, and a Saturday Sabbath. Look at Mark 16:1… “Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.”……………. Since they were there at His crucifixion, they wouldn’t have had time to buy spices that day, and the next day was the High Holy Day. Their first chance to buy the spices was on Friday, and with these two events, Jerusalem would have been very busy. Not only did they have to buy the spices, but they also had to prepare them to anoint His body. Luke 23:56 tells us that it was AFTER the women prepared the spices and fragrant oils that they rested on the Sabbath (Saturday) according to the commandment. This alone proves that the women couldn’t have bought and prepared the spices and oils if Christ was crucified on a Friday. It was after the weekly Sabbath (Saturday) that they went to the tomb to embalm the body of Jesus. And this was typically a job for women. They went early, (Luke 24:1; Mark 16:1)) while it was still dark (John 20:1) as it began to dawn,(Matt 28:1) But when they arrived at the tomb, Jesus’ body was not there. He had already risen. Luke 24:6, Mark 16:6, Matt 28:5-6. So, a Wednesday crucifixion on the Passover, buried at the end of the day……”evening and the morning were the first day” (Gen1:5)…….and ‘the evening and the morning were the third day” (Gen 1:13)……..Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening. Thursday day, Friday day, Saturday day. Three days and three nights. Jesus was, thus, in the tomb on Wednesday at evening, and rose from the dead Saturday at evening. There is no Sunday morning resurrection. There is no Sunday worship for true Christians. There is no Easter Sunday Resurrection. I truly believe that we, as true Christians, follow the commandments of God. God did not tell us to follow anything but His commandments. He did not institute another ‘day’. God rested on the seventh day. He blessed the seventh day. He sanctified the seventh day. (Gen 2:3) Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath (Mk 2:28, Matt 12:8, Luke 6:5) I think this is a very important debate to be had amongst brothers and sisters. Because in Revelation 14:12, Jesus tells us ….”Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus”. See also John 14:15,21, 14:23, John 15:10-11. 1Jn 5:2, 1Jn 3:22, 1Cor 7:19’ Ps 105:45, Lk 11:28, 1Tim 6:14. “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”……Rev 12:17 Please don’t put a label on me. I am not a Seventh Day Adventist, nor anything else. I’m just a humble born again Christian, searching for an answer, searching for the TRUTH. I know of the way of the Catholics. I was an altar boy for 7 years. I was churched for many more in the Catholic Church. Here is their teaching: In the Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, we read: Q. Which is the Sabbath day? A. Saturday is the Sabbath day. Q. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday? A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea, (AD 336) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday…. Q. Why did the Catholic Church substitute Sunday for Saturday? A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday, because Christ rose from the dead on a Sunday, and the Holy Ghost descended upon the Apostles on a Sunday. Q. By what authority did the Church substitute Sunday for Saturday? A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday by the plenitude of that divine power which Jesus Christ bestowed upon her! —Rev. Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., (1946), p. 50. In Catholic Christian Instructed, Q. Has the [Catholic] church power to make any alterations in the commandments of God? A. ...Instead of the seventh day, and other festivals appointed by the old law, the church has prescribed the Sundays and holy days to be set apart for God’s worship; and these we are now obliged to keep in consequence of God’s commandment, instead of the ancient Sabbath. —The Catholic Christian Instructed in the Sacraments, Sacrifices, Ceremonies, and Observances of the Church By Way of Question and Answer, RT Rev. Dr. Challoner, p. 204. In An Abridgment of the Christian Doctrine, Q. How prove you that the church hath power to command feasts and holy days? A. By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; and therefore they fondly contradict themselves, by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church. Q. How prove you that? A. Because by keeping Sunday, they acknowledge the church’s power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin; and by not keeping the rest [of the feasts] by her commanded, they again deny, in fact, the same power. –Rev. Henry Tuberville, D.D. (R.C.), (1833), page 58. In A Doctrinal Catechism, Q. Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept? A. Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her. She could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority. –Rev. Stephen Keenan, (1851), p. 174. In the Catechism of the Council of Trent, The Church of God has thought it well to transfer the celebration and observance of the Sabbath to Sunday! –p 402, second revised edition (English), 1937. (First published in 1566) In the Augsburg Confession, They [the Catholics] allege the Sabbath changed into Sunday, the Lord’s day, contrary to the decalogue, as it appears; neither is there any example more boasted of than the changing of the Sabbath day. Great, they say, is the power and authority of the church, since it dispensed with one of the ten commandments. —Art. 28.
  9. JoeCanada

    His Coming

    Hi Chrisy.... That's a genuine cry from the heart. I hope you are that open with God. He's your Heavenly Father. He loves you more than you'll ever know. It will take eternity to really appreciate how much you are loved by Him. Not only did He send His only begotten Son to take your place on the cross, but He also promises you eternal life with Him. " You're not good enough for God. You never will be. Oh, look at you....you pathetic sinner".....and on and on says the enemy. Wave after wave of accusations. The accuser of the believers is before God always accusing us....showing God how bad we still are. But thank God we have an advocate that stands for us, the Lord Jesus Christ. He's always there to intercede for us. Was there a genuine repentance on your part, asking Jesus to forgive you of all your sins? Did you accept that forgiveness and ask Him to be your Savior....AND....Lord of your life? Then, that's it. "IT IS FINISHED" There is nothing more to add. What did the thief on the cross do?........ He asked for forgiveness. Jesus recognized his repentant heart, and said to him...."Today, you will be with me in paradise". Did he get baptized? Did he go to church? Did he do any good things?.......NO. God called you from out of this world into His light. Whatever you were, whatever condition your heart was, He accepted you the way you are. How many of your sins were forgiven at the cross?......All of them, every single one. They were all future weren't they? So, if after accepting the Grace of God thru the redemptive work on the cross, you happen to sin, and you will...then just ask your Father in Heaven to forgive you....thank Him for forgiving you....and carry on. His GRACE and MERCY are fresh and new everyday. Every Day! Blessings in Christ.
  10. JoeCanada

    New to Worthy

    A HUGE Worthy welcome to you Betha. I am very interested in Sabbath Observing/Keeping also. I'm about a 1/4 century behind you in years, but I'm catching up fast.....lol (laughing out loud) I'd very much like to hear your views on this subject. God Bless!
  11. ‘If you want to judge how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God’s child, and having God as his Father. If this is not the thought that prompts and controls his worship and prayers and his whole outlook on life, it means that he does not understand Christianity very well at all.’ (Lee Stroebel, The Case for Grace) 1 Cor 6:18......"And I will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty" Gal 3:26......"For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus" Gal 4:7........"Thou art no more a servant, but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God thru Christ" John 1:12....."But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name" 1 John 3:1......" What manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God"
  12. JoeCanada

    VERY Strange!

    I've been following this as well. Don't know what to make of it. This is from another article.... Around the same time the New Mexico Observatory was seized, Zero Hedge notes that 6 other observatories/webcams across the planet also went offline. AXIS 232D Network Dome Camera located in Sydney Australia Webcams located at SOAR Observatory – The Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope located in Chile BRT Tenerife Telescope Webcam located in Spain Webcam located at Mauna Kea observatory at the University of Hawaii Hilo Webcam from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope observatory in Hawaii Webcam at JAT Observatory in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania Secureteam also discovered a number of webcams going offline around the same time the New Mexico Observatory was seized.
  13. JoeCanada

    I need to be saved - Will someone please pray for me?

    Father, I have been living a fantasy. I hardly feel the prick of conscience anymore. I have become numb and dumbed down in my humanity. I repent of this addiction to pornography. It alienates me from those I love and it alienates me from You, my God. It’s a lie, a trick of the devil. I receive the power of your blood that not only forgives me but cleanses me. Please do forgive me. Please cleanse me. Drive out my sin. And help me to walk in the light, to experience the blessing of my sexuality under the safeguard of your heavenly standard. Give me encouragement and accountability. Set me free from my chains. I receive Your Holy Spirit’s power to control my base impulses and to become the human being you have made me to be, ruling over myself and this world with you.
  14. JoeCanada

    Three Ages of Prophecy

    I thought it was just me..... I can't make any sense of what he is trying to say. All I can think is....."loopdeeloop"
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