BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Congratulates Brother Selwyn Jacinto, of Bombay India. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Thank you Brother Selwyn Jacinto for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

Does the Bible name or teach us that Apostle Peter was the first Pope?

The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is: No!  While Peter was central in the early spread of the gospel (part of the meaning behind (Matthew 16:18-19), the teaching of Scripture, taken in context, nowhere declares that he was in authority over the other apostles, or over the Church (having primacy). See1 Peter 5:1-5. Nor is it ever taught in Scripture that the Bishop (Elder or Pastor) of Rome, or any other Bishop, was to have primacy over the church. Scripture does not even explicitly record Peter even being in Rome. Rather there is only one reference in Scripture of Peter writing from “Babylon,” a name sometimes applied to Rome (1 Peter 5:13). Primarily upon this and the historical rise of the influence of the Bishop of Rome come the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching of the primacy of the bishop of Rome. However, Scripture shows that Peter’s authority was shared by the other apostles, and the “loosing and binding” authority attributed to him was likewise shared by the other apostles of the Lamb.

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The Bible Scholars Challenge Notification for Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Good morning everybody! 

Today’s Bible Scholar question has been updated for Wednesday, March 27, 2013.  This is the final Bible Scholar Question for the week.

Please visit /bible-scholars-group/ to see today’s Bible Question.

Thank you!

Please Post Your Answer in the form below the question on the Bible Scholar Challenge Page. Remember to spell your name correctly on the form as this is the spelling that will appear on your Award Certificate should you be the first to answer correctly.

Thank you for your faithfulness.

(Only blog followers and email subscribers of the O.W. Prince Ministries will be awarded)

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Congratulates Brother Selwyn Jacinto, of Bombay India. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Thank you Brother Selwyn Jacinto for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

Which Old Testament Holy Day commemorates the shedding of Jesus Christ’s Blood on the cross?

The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is: The Passover.

(Please See the Special High Sabbath Day MessageFor Further Details.)

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Special Announcement for My Followers and Bible Scholars

2012  owpPSE CookinecutterIn commemoration of the last meal that Jesus shared with his Apostles on the night before the Passover and just before his crucifixion, the O.W. Prince Ministry will cease posting any blogs or updates beginning Sunset Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

I may resume postings and Bible Scholar activities after Sunset Saturday evening, commemorating Jesus’ three day in  the ”heart of the earth” and his resurrection from the grave.

May The Lord Grant Us Divine Wisdom and Spiritual Insight Into This Most Holy of Times for the Children of Redemption.

Keep Looking Up!

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The Bible Scholars Challenge Notification for Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Today’s Bible Scholar question has been updated for Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Please visit https://owprince.wordpress.com/bible-scholars-group/ to see today’s Bible Question.

Thank You!

Please Post Your Answer in the form below the question on the Bible Scholar Challenge Page. Remember to spell your name correctly on the form as this is the spelling that will appear on your Award Certificate should you be the first to answer correctly.

Thank you for your faithfulness.

(Only blog followers and email subscribers of the O.W. Prince Ministries will be awarded)

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“Christ Is Our Passover Lamb” / The Message of the High Sabbath beginning the eve of March 25, 2013

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Remarkably, the celebration of Easter, one of the most holy of Christian holidays, cannot be found anywhere in the Bible. In 1949 the Encyclopedia Britannica in its article on Easter stated the following regarding this day: “There is no indication of the observance of the Easter festival in the New Testament, or in the writings of the apostolic fathers.”

Isn’t it strange that this important Christian observance is not mentioned in the Bible?

If you find the word Easter in your Bible, it’s actually a mistranslation that is noted in your Bible’s margin. Most recent translations of the Bible make the correction. The correct translations use the word Passover instead of Easter.

The early Christian church, established in 31 A.D., followed Christ’s example and observed the Passover. Again, the Encyclopedia Britannica states: “The sanctity of special times was an idea absent from the minds of the first Christians who continued to observe the Jewish festivals, though in a new spirit…” (See Leviticus 23 for an explanation of those festivals).

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Even if the early Church and the Apostles never observed Easter, many will argue that it is rooted in the Bible because they believe Christ was resurrected on “Easter Sunday”. A close examination of the biblical account, however, shows that this was not the case. In John 19:31 the Apostle John sets the record straight as to the timing of Christ’s death by telling us that Christ died and was buried at the end of the preparation day preceding the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The preparation day fell on a Tuesday that year. (Note: The reference to Passover in verse 14 above is to the oncoming festival of Unleavened Bread, which the Jews incorporated into the “Passover period”.) Christ’s body was taken down and placed in a tomb on Wednesday evening before Sundown, just before the beginning of Thursday  –the festival’s High Day. [All Jewish festivals were called “Sabbaths” and they occurred independent of the weekly Seventh-day Sabbath].  For all of the next three days [sunset to sunset], Christ was in the grave Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Then, just after sunset (the time when days end and begin according to God’s creation in Genesis 1:5) and at the close of the weekly Sabbath (Saturday), Christ came out of his grave, His mission accomplished, having spent three days and three nights in the “heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40), just as He had foretold (Mark 9:31 and John 2:19-21).

The “Easter” myth of a “Good Friday”  collapses in the light of this Truth.

Now some may want to know, “What is the Passover?”

Let’s look in Exodus 12:26-27 for the answer.passover

(26) And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? (27) That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD’s Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.

What is the Passover?  Right from the start, God knew that people would ask this very same question: “And it shall be, when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?'” (Exodus 12:26).  So He prepared an answer for them: “It is the Passover sacrifice of the LORD, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households” (verse 27).

Passover is a memorial day—a very important anniversary day. However, it commemorates three events, not just one. As God said, it commemorates the tenth and last plague upon ancient Egypt in which, after giving them ample warning, God passed over the nation of Egypt and killed all the firstborn in the land. Through this decimating plague, God freed the children of Israel from their captivity and servitude in Egypt. (Exodus 12:1-51)

Secondly, and most importantly, Passover refers to and commemorates the death of the Lord Jesus Christ, who was and is the Lamb of God. Through Jesus’ awful death—which, by God’s design, took place on Passover day in AD 31— The 14th day of the month of Nisan — God freed us, begotten Christians, from our captivity and slavery to sin and to Satan .

Finally, Passover commemorates the baptism of each Christian, when we formally accepted the death and burial of Jesus Christ by being obedient and responsive to His commandments and by being baptized in His name (Romans 6:4, Galatians 3:27). His precious blood was applied to our sin at the time of our baptism in His name, effectively blotting out our sins and causing the wrath of God to Passover us. (Acts 3:19, Romans 4:7).

That is why I don’t acknowledge Easter but celebrate the Passover.

Jesus is our Passover Lamb.

Repent!

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Trust and Obey…

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““OBEDIENCE” – THIS WEEK’S WORD & Prayer (MARCH 25-30, 2013)

 

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In the Book of 2nd Samuel there is a story of a man named Uzzah who was in the employment of David. He and his brother were entrusted with the task of guiding an ox drawn cart upon which the ark of the LORD had been laid. However, there was a divine order in which the ark of God was to be transported and handled. (Exodus 25:10-22, Numbers 4:1-20, 1 Chronicles 15:13-15) This divine order was not observed by David or Uzzah. They ignored God’s instructions and prerequisites regarding the handling of the ark, for only Levites were suppose to transport the ark of God in a divinely prescribed manner. And when the oxen stumbled, Uzzah reached out His hands to steady the ark of God so that it would not fall and God struck him dead.

A life was lost because a pair of human hands was laid upon the ark of God in irreverence (disrespect) to God’s divine orders. Uzzah placed his hands upon the ark with the best of intentions, to steady it and keep it from falling, but they touched God’s work presumptuously, and he fell dead.

In today’s contemporary Christian churches, there are many systems of religions that espouse various forms of gospels that offer various means of salvation. They have presumed to change God’s divine order of things and do it their way. They have, in a real sense, shown irreverence to God’s divine will and instructions. And regardless of their motives or of their good intentions, they are inviting the wrath of God and the destruction of themselves.

God is a just God. All of His actions are right and fair. He does not show partiality for He is no respecter of men. Deuteronomy 32:4 says, He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” Ark-cherubimoverthemercyseat1_thumb

If God killed Uzzah for touching the ark and disregarding His divine order, what will happen to those who mishandle His Holy Word-Jesus the Christ- disregarding His divine order and establishing their own way?

Disobedience to God equals disrespect for God and this will always end in death.

Our challenge today is simply to Trust and Obey.

This Week’s Word

6 When they came to the threshing floor of Nakon, Uzzah reached out and took hold of the ark of God, because the oxen stumbled. 7 The LORD’s anger burned against Uzzah because of his irreverent act; therefore God struck him down, and he died there beside the ark of God. ~ 2 Samuel 6:6-7

This Week’s Prayer

Father, it is in the name of the LORD YeHoWsHua* (Jesus Christ) that we pray to You today. We confess that we have sinned against You. We have shown irreverence and disrespect for Your way and Your will. We have not followed Your instructions or kept Your Holy Commandments as we should. We realize that we are in danger of eternal damnation. Please forgive us O God. We are sorely sorry for our sins. We REPENT! We realize that Your way is always right and just. We  desire to obey Your Word, for in Your Word is life—life everlasting. Please forgive us O God. Help us to never disregard Your living Word or disrespect Your Holy written Scriptures. Your divine instructions are a delight and a joy to obey. Empower us to keep all of Your commandments. Help us to keep Your divine and eternal commandments and to obey all of Your instructions regarding repentance, water baptism in Your name and the indwelling of Your Holy Spirit. Protect us from false religions and counterfeit faith. Please keep us away from perverse doctrines of demons and religions of men. We want to be found in Your perfect will. We want to be saved according to Your divine way. This is our prayer in the name of the LORD YeHoWsHua* (Jesus the Christ), Amen.

[Re-posted from January 16, 2012]

For a Bible lesson on God’s ordained instructions regarding the salvation process, please visit the following link:

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Footnote: *The Hebrew spelling of the name of Christ is used in this prayer for educational purposes. Yehowshua is often shorten to Yeshua but out of respect for my Lord I chose to use the spelling of His proper name to demonstrate that His name is above every name and that even the spelling of His name is relative to the spelling of The Father’s name – remembering that there were not any vowels in the Hebrew alphabets. Thus, YHWH (Yahweh) and YeHoWsHua (Yahweh is salvation) are grammatically and uniquely related. Notice the Y-H-W-H in both the Father and the Son.

For more information on the authentic name of God, please follow the link below:
http://www.therockofmontgomery.org/Yahweh.html

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“Thank You!” / My Song of Testimony and Praise for the Week of March 25, 2013

Do You Have A Song That Sings Your Testimony And/OR Gives Praise to God?  You Are Welcomed To Share It Along With Mine.  Just post it in “comments.”

Come On Everybody. Praise The Lord!

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries  Congratulates Sister Carolyn White, of Carrollton, Virginia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Monday, March 25, 2013.

Thank you Sister White for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

What special Holy Day is celebrated on March 25th according the Jewish calendar?

The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is: The Eve of Passover / 14 Nissan, 5773”

Please see http://urj.org/holidays/jcal/

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