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Re: Real Restoration
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2009, 04:12:22 PM »
DCR, greetings in Christ from sunny Texas,

you asked
Would you elaborate?  Do you believe that Satan is currently bound for 1000 years, or is he not yet?  Is the 1000 years literal?

Or, perhaps, you're going a totally different direction with that verse.

My response--Ok--I grew up Pentcostal\Baptist--so I have more than a passing interest i end time events.
Going to school provided me with the opportunity to study Revelation 20:1-6--I eventually after 4 + years settled for Revelation 20:1-5--OK?

I was sitting in my office in 1984 looking at that piece of paper and then I dug out the paper I turned in and started reading it again.

I had gotten a way through it when it struck me--I had not really and accurately done my job. So I used all the available resources and training and did another 3 plus year study on Revelation 20:2.

This verse is one of the verses in scripture that "FULLY DESCRIBES OUR COMMON ENEMY" AND  each of those names represents a methodology of attack against human beings--then and even now today.

As we come to grips with those descriptions--our adversary is our problem big time.  He is great at taking a half truth and making it a lie in the name of God.  He is a "master fisherman" of "human souls" and is totally uncaring about us as human beings.

Now, Since 1984 or so the church has undergone some redefinitions of "end time positions" which are not much like those taken in 1984. So, when I use a term it has a meaning that others may no longer grasp--yet it is that doctrine I see being taught under a new name.

As far as the verse in total--Revelations 20:1-5-- Satan is now in the abyss and IS NOW BOUND or RESTRAINED.

So far as can be determined--He is bound in as much as that the power He possessed over human beings before the human ministry of Christ.

Prior to the Jewish Messiah--for all practical purposes--Satan owed the world{human beings}. Every time the gospel is preached and it is obeyed that power is lessened.

The time of the 1,000 years is that "vastness of time" between his first and second coming".

Satan has a lot of willing followers here on the earth--so He keeps on attacking with much success human beings.

The danger is unseen--except when applied as the dragon--and even that is not well understood by men today--as they ascribe human reasons for what is going on.

While I am here and while it is somewhat germane--the "mark of the beast"  is that "mark in the forehead or right hand{understand what each of those words symbolizes--and not actual and necessarily physical in a readily identifying mark.

The people of God also have the mark of God in the forehead or on their right hand--so which master a person belongs to can be determined by one's actions.

For Satan this is not hard--

Keep people from being in the Jewish Messiah--i.e. World religions--Islam and etc. that has entrapped untold millions.

When that does not work--and folks read the scripture--Satan willingly engages in scriptural combat to keep the truth from being known and applied. Men have always sought the easier path to God and Satan is there willing to help.

So you can "believe" but Satan works to keep Baptism and actual salvation a mystery from human beings.  After all if you are told and everyone believes you that by just believing you are a Christian..who wants to knock that?

Then when that does not work and one is immersed in water in order to have their sins forgiven--not a big deal from our adversarys standpoint...He uses other people who wear the name Christian to destroy the faith of other Christians and to drive them away.

This is why Satan is our # 1 enemy and he disguises himself so well----well anyway that is how I know
Revelation 20:2 comes out as it does.

Many times when we question something--we think it is our idea and it really isn't.

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Re: Real Restoration
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Re: Real Restoration
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2009, 04:48:12 PM »
DCR
Bet that really cleared it up for you. ::smile::

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Re: Real Restoration
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2009, 04:54:59 PM »
DCR
Bet that really cleared it up for you. ::smile::

Uh huh.  "Totally different direction" was apparently right.  I'll have to read that through a couple more times to try to digest it.

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Re: Real Restoration
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2009, 05:12:04 PM »
I thnk trying to digest that may give you indigestion.

And Scooby thinks those who don't hold to his view of scripture use subjective thinking. ???

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Re: Real Restoration
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2009, 07:10:30 AM »
Greetings in Christ to the indigestion minded folks,

Here was my statement again ---DCR, greetings in Chist from sunny Texas,

YES!!  ABSOLUTELY I SAID---The answer to many of our problems lies in Revelation 20:2.   Upon reflection I would consider changing that to all of our problems lies in Revelation 20:2.

DCR added the 1,000 year bit--so I just added to the picture- ::eatingpopcorn:

"our problems" whether nation or church..come from Revelation 20:2.

Admitting that our adversary is smarter than we are is the place to begin and then understand the defense.

Knowing our adversary is bound--and how He is resticted and not restricted--His absolute contempt for mankind--and how he attacks--even though we often believe we are exempt--.

Take that with the fact--that you guys  ::headscratch:: cannot figure out why feet washing is not a command that needs to be followed today--You see Satan then allows you to use feet washing as a tool to not understand some other things.

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Re: Real Restoration
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2009, 07:32:15 AM »
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Try to keep it real.  It is not that we can't figure out that foot washing is not commanded today.  It is just that if one follows the rules on CENI consistently it would be.  Big difference. 
Your conclusions on Re. by your own admission took you years to arrive at.  They are purely subjective.  As long as you hold them as personal beliefs that is fine.  It is only if you attempt to bind them on others that you become a legalist.  (I am not saying you are binding your Rev. views)

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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2009, 07:48:13 AM »
Take that with the fact--that you guys  ::headscratch:: cannot figure out why feet washing is not a command that needs to be followed today--You see Satan then allows you to use feet washing as a tool to not understand some other things.

Doesn't 1 Timothy 5:10 indicate that foot washing was a practice in the New Testament church?

1 Timothy 5
 9Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband, 10and having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.

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Re: Real Restoration
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2009, 09:35:49 AM »
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Try to keep it real.  It is not that we can't figure out that foot washing is not commanded today.  It is just that if one follows the rules on CENI consistently it would be.  Big difference. 
Your conclusions on Re. by your own admission took you years to arrive at.  They are purely subjective.  As long as you hold them as personal beliefs that is fine.  It is only if you attempt to bind them on others that you become a legalist.  (I am not saying you are binding your Rev. views)


Lively:  Was Jesus a legalist for binding his view of the resurrection which he showed from Necessary Inference?  Trust me when I say, whatever the truth of Rev 20:2... it is binding...  The hard part is for you and others to figure out what it does mean in truth.   Yet we know that others will say, well that is just your interpretation... and you can not bind your interpretation upon us.  We hear that all the time from others, especially when it comes to baptism.   Jesus told us, if we continue in his word we shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.... he states we shall know the truth, but you have to study, and rightly divide the word of truth.   Again as taught many times on this board...  You can not dismiss CENIS if one is not applying it correctly, or think you do not have to accept the truth when the truth is taught.   Here is what I can tell you... the devil is not bound right now...  He is free and wandering around seeking whom he may devour.   You do understand that One day with the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day right?  We all know the revelation letter from John is full of figurative Language.



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Re: Real Restoration
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2009, 09:40:06 AM »
Take that with the fact--that you guys  ::headscratch:: cannot figure out why feet washing is not a command that needs to be followed today--You see Satan then allows you to use feet washing as a tool to not understand some other things.

Doesn't 1 Timothy 5:10 indicate that foot washing was a practice in the New Testament church?

1 Timothy 5
 9Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband, 10and having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.




Lively:  They still wore sandals and did a lot of walking as their way of getting around, and much of that was over dirty and dusty ground.  Nobody is saying that foot washing in those days did not have a place...  Did you at all read the letter which was posted the other day concerning foot washings?

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Re: Real Restoration
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2009, 10:01:06 AM »
So, the principle is that we don't necessarily have to follow New Testament examples if we can rationalize it.

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« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2009, 11:23:41 AM »
Yep!  For all their chest beating and thus saith the Lord talk that is exactly what they are saying.  It is binding when they say it is and not when they say it is not.  Everone that disagrees with them are just wrong.

Lively did you come to the exact same conclusions on Rev. 20:2 as Scooby before you saw what he wrote? Be honest now.

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« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2009, 06:00:03 PM »
Yep!  For all their chest beating and thus saith the Lord talk that is exactly what they are saying.  It is binding when they say it is and not when they say it is not.  Everone that disagrees with them are just wrong.

Lively did you come to the exact same conclusions on Rev. 20:2 as Scooby before you saw what he wrote? Be honest now.
So, the principle is that we don't necessarily have to follow New Testament examples if we can rationalize it.


Lively:  Show the NT CENIS which teaches foot washing is commanded of us.

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« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2009, 06:04:56 PM »
Yep!  For all their chest beating and thus saith the Lord talk that is exactly what they are saying.  It is binding when they say it is and not when they say it is not.  Everone that disagrees with them are just wrong.

Lively did you come to the exact same conclusions on Rev. 20:2 as Scooby before you saw what he wrote? Be honest now.


Lively:  I have not come to a conclusion as to Rev. 20:2.   I am open to the truth to what the verse teaches.

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« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2009, 06:06:10 PM »
Yep!  For all their chest beating and thus saith the Lord talk that is exactly what they are saying.  It is binding when they say it is and not when they say it is not.  Everone that disagrees with them are just wrong.

Lively did you come to the exact same conclusions on Rev. 20:2 as Scooby before you saw what he wrote? Be honest now.
So, the principle is that we don't necessarily have to follow New Testament examples if we can rationalize it.


Lively:  Show the NT CENIS which teaches foot washing is commanded of us.

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« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2009, 06:24:46 PM »
Johnb, greetings in Christ from sunny Texas,

I think you are misunderstanding me a tad bit here.

you said--Scooby
Try to keep it real.  It is not that we can't figure out that foot washing is not commanded today.  It is just that if one follows the rules on CENI consistently it would be.  Big difference. 

My response--I am keeping it real and you are not getting it. You would if you understood "foot washing" and what it takes to make it work.  It is clear that you do not--yet one has no hesitation in throwing it in the pot to use against CENI.

next you said--

Your conclusions on Re. by your own admission took you years to arrive at.  They are purely subjective.  As long as you hold them as personal beliefs that is fine.  It is only if you attempt to bind them on others that you become a legalist.  (I am not saying you are binding your Rev. views)

My observation--Wrong, totally wrong here--What I gave briefly is precisely what the texts in Revelation 20 teach.

anyone following the basic principles of bible study--can arrive at this conclusion.

God gave all of us the same exact words--a carefull study of words in context and in culture--as they were given and as they were understood then--I am correct.

I don't give opinions--i give scripture AND I stay with it until by and with scripture I am shown to be in error.

I am not a liberal well it depends on which of me you are standing I guess--
The thousand years is "that vastness of time" between Christ's first and second coming.

Same thing with mark.  A roman General once marched a company of men off a cliff to show their obedience to his command.

Those four names in Revelation 20 are name given in scripture that clearly identifies the attack of our common adversary.

He is one reason you are no longer in the body of Christ and the sad thing is you allowed him to control you. Satan is a past master at this.

You do not so believe and I cannot help that..but that is what is happening.

No one makes any progress with opinions--either the bible is correct or it is not.

Provide texts that show me that I have miscalculated or mis understood and we will look at them.
That is how bible study is to be accomplished. ::frustrated::

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