Micha’el Cordele Rolle
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Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
— 2 Timothy 2:15

 
 

Here in the Bible Answers section I try to decipher fact from fiction, based on the Word of God.  Since the object of this section is “Rightly Divide the Word of Truth,” then that is what our focus will be. This section will be seen by many that may know or not know about the Word of God. So our goal is to offer scripture references to your questions and provoke thought of study. Jesus said “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” to the glory of God the Father. [John 5:39] So whether you agree or disagree, you can do it based on the Word of God, and help teach others.



“What about the Real Fast issue; Isaiah 58:6... For me this is the one that please our God....and definitely reframe your tongue to talk what is not correct about your brother.” — Elizabeth - Orlando

 

Answer: I'm not sure exactly what the question is, but as far as addressing the fasting issue according to this scripture.  The Lord was speaking through the prophet Isaiah about the results from fasting.  Earlier in verse 3, the people were asking God about whether He saw them fasting and afflicting there souls for Him. “Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.


We see this addressed so many times in the bible, when you do something, don't do if for show. Even Jesus stated when you do your alms, see not to do them before men. [Matt. 6:5]


The Lord in verse 6, the one in question, was in laymen terms saying fast from your heart, and do the work of the Lord. Similar to what James was saying “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” — [James 1:27]



Concerning the passage found in Gen. 9:24-25, what do you ascertain the younger son (Ham) done to Noah for Noah to curse his grandson. (do not say had sex ... for that is not written, or implied in the scriptures)?

— Wayne, Atlanta

 

Answer: I'm not sure why you would mention sex, the scripture doesn't even bring that up. The curse of Ham in this is scripture is simply based on something I think that was in place since the beginning of the world.  And that is the disrespect of seeing your parent's naked. It's something that's in place even upon this day. If you notice in verse 21, Noah was drunk, so when he became sober, I think the natural reaction to any drunk person is “why am I naked.” So I think Ham was the victim of this situation. — I think often because we understand that these are men of God, when don't see the humanistic actions of their behaviors, but if this was done in today's settings, I think Ham would have still been cursed out.



I understand a lot about the Bible, but what I would like to know if you are familiar with how the story of Jesus came about. I would like to know if you know anything about the Illuminati? I just want to know because I find it that many people do not. — Barbara H. - city unknown


Answer: This is a great question, I've heard of the Illuminati and the Catholic Church.  But this is not the original the story of Jesus, in fact if I'm not mistaking the illuminati, were scientist who tried to debate the Catholic Church of the deity of the Christ. 


Now for the story of Jesus you have to look even further, you have to look to the biblical times and the prophets.  The name Jesus is an english translation of a greek translation of a hebrew name. His original hebrew name is Yeshua, which is hebrew for Joshua, which meant Savior. — And we know Jesus was the Savior of the World.


We know since the days of Adam's sin against God, the Lord promises a deliver:  “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.  But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)” [Romans 5:12-17]


Now the reason that Jesus [Yeshua], had to be born of a virgin, was not because he was God's son and couldn't be tainted by man, as some may teach.  But we see in the bible in the Book of Isaiah that God spoke to Ahaz the king of Israel, the promise that this would be a sign to Israel the restoration of the kingdom: “Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD. And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.”—  [Isaiah 7:11-15]


Which we saw this scripture fulfilled when the angel spoke “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. [Yeshua, Savior]”

— [Matt 1:21-25]


The prophet Isaiah later in chapter 9 began to the establish the calling of the future Messiah, Jesus [Yeshua], was prophesied to come “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” — [Isaiah 9:6-7]


So I hope this helps with the establishment of the question about the story of Jesus, there is a lot more that can be said, but I wanted to give you some foundation, as well get to the point.


Could you please clarify the truth on the tithe. Is it an old testament principle or does the tithe actually still apply today? Are offerings all that are needed? Does the giving of the tithe need to be revealed to a believer through the work of the Holy Spirit? If you are not a tither are you excluded from walking in the blessings of God? Prayerfully and truthfully clear the air on this subject!! — Tres Hill


Answer: The subject of tithe and offering has often been an unnecessary controversial one. The best way to answer your questions is to break them up in parts, so that we don't get them confused.


A. Could you please clarify the truth on the tithe. Is it an old testament principle or does the tithe actually still apply today? — Simple Answer Yes. My question to you is since it's establishment, where and when did it end?  We know that tithing was before the Law of Moses, so it's conception or use shall we say, was in place from the beginning of history. We do know that since the days of Adam & Eve, including their sons Cain & Abel, that God was receiving offerings. The bible says “Cain brought of the fruit... and Abel, brought of the firstlings of flock...” [Gen. 4:3-4].  In fact Abel was slain from jealously because of his offering. We know in Genesis 14:20, that Abram gave Melchizedek, who was not only king of Salem, but the priest of the Most High.  So we can safely say that this practice was in place well even before the covenant that God made with Abram or Moses, but was in effect since the days of Adam. So just because we are under grace, doesn't mean that we are no longer under the responsibilities of the commandments God. We also know that Jesus Christ is made a priesthood after the order of Melchizedek. [Hebrews 7:21]



B. Are offerings all that are needed? Does the giving of the tithe need to be revealed to a believer through the work of the Holy Spirit? — Let's take a look at basic definitions, I hope this can help you and others, because words having meaning, like “amount due” and “suggested donation”.  The term “offering” is something that is freely given; a suggested amount. The term “tithe” is a mathematical term of “tenth” usually referred to as a tax or required annual amount.


Well the giving of tithes to a believer are like taxes to the government. You can't give what you want, else nobody would give. Jesus says “... Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's...” [Mark 12:17] Now amazingly they asked the same thing of taxes from Jesus that you are asking of the Lord, in verse 14 of this same scripture they ask Jesus “... Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?” — But what was Jesus response, “Why tempt ye me?” — So I say, let's not tempt God.


God asked the prophet Malachi to asked the people “Will a man rob God?”  Now you have to understand why this question was asked. The children of Israel were in the same situation that the church is in today.  They were no longer doing sacrifices, because they were under Persian rule. So the structure of the synagogues weren't the same, and their ability to worship was restricted, and just begun to loosen under King Ahasuerus [Xerxes] and his father, according to the books of Daniel, Nehemiah, Ezra & Esther.  As they began to get a little more freedom to worship, the people acted as if there was no more need to bring the tithes and offerings to the synagogues. After all by then, the establish of the Levites wasn't the same as it was in the days of Moses or in the times of the kings of Israel.


But God spoke through the prophet Malachi asking “Will a man rob God?”, and God spoke saying “Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.” now notice that he didn't just say offering, or just say tithes. Because as long as there is a temple of worship, there MUST be meat in His house. 


C. If you are not a tither are you excluded from walking in the blessings of God? I will piggy back off of answer (b) and if you are a believer, then you are accountable to the Word. So I will add, the bible says  “Ye are cursed with a curse; for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation” — [Mal. 3:9] 

Paul in his second letter to the Corinthians in verse 7 stated the “He which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver”  — So if you are lacking in your giving, then you will lack in your blessing. Because we know that God loves a cheerful giver.



God Bless;

Micha’el Cordele Rolle

Servant of the Most High God

 

 

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