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SJR

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wrote a note on Luke 21:26 ESV

This is where we're at now - "people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world..." Whole lotta well-justified foreboding going on out there. It's like the wheels are coming off as we continue to plunge headlong down the slippery slope with no bottom in sight, amirite? Expand

Sep 22

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wrote a note on Luke 12:53 ESV

I can't tell you how many times I've seen this play out over the last 5 years on social media. It's probably over 1000 times by now. Just to be clear, they're blaming Trump for the division. It's always Trump. Expand

Sep 16

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wrote a note on Luke 12:51 ESV

Interesting that the Antichrist also sows division. Interesting because he's the opposite of Christ when it comes to pretty much everything except, it seems, on this point.

Sep 16

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wrote a note on Luke 10:22 ESV

"... the Son chooses..." Jesus is saying that it's HIS decision to whom he reveals the Father. Cross reference this with John 14:6, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Here he's saying the same concept in different words. People that preach John 14:6 use it to say that those who accept Jesus go to Heaven and those who don't don't - as if to say that it's THEIR decision. But what I hear Jesus saying in both these verses is that it's still HIS decision. Another example is Matthew 25:31-46 where he separates the sheep from the goats. People are split up based on their treatment of others. But, it's Jesus that makes the decision, not the sheep. Expand

Sep 14

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wrote a note on Daniel 11:21 ESV

In his book "Disloyal," Michael Cohen describes how Trump uses flatteries to draw people into his version of reality. From page 33, "I called it the 'flatter lie,' the untruth aimed at inflating my ego, which I knew really wasn't entirely true but that he knew I wanted to be true, so the dynamic was circular in nature and mutually reinforcing." He goes on to describe how this is the way Trump operates with everyone. So... "obtain the kingdom by flatteries?" Also, most of those (evangelicals) who should have been warning others about him in 2016 were supporting him instead. The few who WERE warning about him were, in my opinion, treated like the boy who cried wolf once too often, and now the wolf was really here and they weren't believed. Expand

Sep 11

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wrote a note on Daniel 8:25 ESV

"By his cunning he shall make deceit prosper under his hand, and in his own mind he shall become great." definitely makes me think of Trump, the narcissist. Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has voiced this sentiment publicly on many occasions as has his niece, Mary Trump, and many others who know him very well. Expand

Sep 8

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wrote a note on Daniel 8:24 ESV

"His power shall be great—but not by his own power" makes me think of Trump supporters. They just seem to want to give him everything they hold most dear... the rule of law, the separation of powers, democracy, etc. They believe his lies (or don't care that he lies). They'll support him, enable him and defend him all the same. He can say and do anything he wants and they'll never turn away. It's a cult. But the second part of the verse is what keeps me up at night, "and he shall cause fearful destruction and shall succeed in what he does..." Expand

Sep 8

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wrote a note on Revelation 13:2 ESV

Leopards are known for their spots which act as camouflage. A leopard could be hiding in plain sight right in front of you and you might never see it. Bears have massive feet with sharp claws. One swing could kill you if you let it get too close. Lions roars are meant to be heard a long way off by other lions as a way to scare them off and mark their territory. All three of them are natural born killers. Expand

Sep 7

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wrote a note on Daniel 7:8 ESV

The "little horn" is referring to the Antichrist. This is a man who loves to give speeches where he "speaks great things" and boasts about himself, similar to Donald Trump.

Sep 7

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wrote a note on Daniel 7:23 ESV

In my estimation, the United States is the only world power capable of fulfilling this prophesy.

Sep 7

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wrote a note on Mark 16:16 ESV

Believes AND baptized = saved. Cross referencing this with Mark 1:8 "I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." adds a couple of points. First, it's a baptism with the Holy Spirit. Second, it's Jesus that does the baptizing. Expand

Sep 7

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wrote a note on Mark 13:24 ESV

Sounds to me like lots of dust in the atmosphere from who knows how many nuclear weapons.

Sep 4

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wrote a note on Mark 3:35 ESV

So, it's doing the will of God that matters? Most of the people I've meet seem to think it's all about having the right philosophical take on all things religious.

Aug 30

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wrote a note on Revelation 11:19 ESV

This sounds so similar to what's described in Revelation 16:18-21 that I can't help but think that it's the same event.

Aug 29

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wrote a note on Revelation 11:12 ESV

This sounds like the rapture to me.

Aug 29

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wrote a note on Revelation 11:8 ESV

Since the two witnesses are most likely Christians and Jews collectively, this seems to suggest that there will be many, many bodies lying in the streets for 3 1/2 days.

Aug 29

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wrote a note on Revelation 11:4 ESV

The two olive trees most likely represent Christians and Jews. Lampstands were defined in Revelation 1-3 as the seven churches. But only two, Smyrna and Philadelphia, were described favorably. Expand

Aug 29

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wrote a note on Matthew 25:42 ESV

Seems like the ones with all the talents in the previous parable would have had enough money to be able to feed the poor in this parable.

Aug 29

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wrote a note on Matthew 24:30 ESV

Once again, this happens "immediately after the tribulation."

Aug 29

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wrote a note on Matthew 24:29 ESV

"Immediately after the tribulation.." hints that there's an epilog to be told. Perhaps Revelation will confirm details of events immediately following Armageddon. Also, seems to suggest that there will be a lot of dust in the upper atmosphere blocking the light from the sun and moon. Possibly from hundreds or thousands of nuclear weapons? Expand

Aug 28