Today ...

A place to relate, share, care for, and support one another. A place to share about our daily activities and events around the home.
User avatar
lesterb
Posts: 659
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:41 pm
Location: Alberta
Affiliation: Western Fellowship
Contact:

Re: Today ...

Postby lesterb » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:17 pm

gcdonner wrote:
lesterb wrote:
gcdonner wrote:Did I miss the rapture?

Could almost look like it. But it was a sunset, not a sunrise. Christ will come from the east, won't he? 8-)

Will he? What does scripture say?

0 x
When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. (Pro 16:7 ESV)

User avatar
gcdonner
Posts: 705
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:17 am
Affiliation: N/A

Re: Today ...

Postby gcdonner » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:34 pm

lesterb wrote:Image

Maybe you like this one better?

It looks very grey like our weather down here the last few days. We had a fog bank all day today and half the days over the previous 3 days. We are under a snow watch for the next couple of days...
No sunrises or sunsets...
0 x
Anabapticostal, being immersed in the Spirit & the Word, again & again & again...

Robert
Site Janitor
Posts: 669
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:16 pm
Affiliation: Anabaptist

Re: Today ...

Postby Robert » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:36 am

lesterb wrote:
gcdonner wrote:Will he? What does scripture say?



He is the bright morning Star.

0 x
I think I am funnier than I really am.
Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they are not after you.

User avatar
gcdonner
Posts: 705
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:17 am
Affiliation: N/A

Re: Today ...

Postby gcdonner » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:03 am

Robert wrote:
lesterb wrote:
gcdonner wrote:Will he? What does scripture say?



He is the bright morning Star.


Both of these statements are highly suggestive, but not intended to be taken literally, do you think? Will/has Jesus come literally as a bolt of lightning or is the symbolic language speaking of being highly visible (but only for a moment?) event? A lightning bolt shines brightly and then is gone, "in the twinkling of an eye". How do you understand it?

Is Jesus really a star in the heavens, which is only faintly seen in the early morning light or, is it that his coming heralded a new day, ie the end of the night of the OC and the beginning of the day of the NC.

Rom_13:12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

1Th_5:5  Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

1Th_5:8  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

2Th_2:2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.


What say ye?
0 x
Anabapticostal, being immersed in the Spirit & the Word, again & again & again...

MaxPC
Posts: 1247
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:09 pm
Location: Full time RVers
Affiliation: Catholic
Contact:

Re: Today ...

Postby MaxPC » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:22 am

lesterb wrote:Image

Maybe you like this one better?

Outstanding photos, Lester :up:
0 x
Max (aka Plain Catholic)
Psalm 105

User avatar
lesterb
Posts: 659
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:41 pm
Location: Alberta
Affiliation: Western Fellowship
Contact:

Re: Today ...

Postby lesterb » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:50 pm

MaxPC wrote:
lesterb wrote:Image

Maybe you like this one better?

Outstanding photos, Lester :up:

Thanks. I used to take wedding photos when I was younger. I still have decent DSLR but I do most of my photos with my iPhone 6+ now. Smartphones have such good cameras now that unless you're a professional it's hardly worth buying a DSLR anymore. My wife has a Samsung galaxy S7 and it's even better than my 6+.
0 x
When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. (Pro 16:7 ESV)

User avatar
lesterb
Posts: 659
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:41 pm
Location: Alberta
Affiliation: Western Fellowship
Contact:

Re: Today ...

Postby lesterb » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:59 pm

gcdonner wrote:
Robert wrote:
lesterb wrote:


He is the bright morning Star.


Both of these statements are highly suggestive, but not intended to be taken literally, do you think? Will/has Jesus come literally as a bolt of lightning or is the symbolic language speaking of being highly visible (but only for a moment?) event? A lightning bolt shines brightly and then is gone, "in the twinkling of an eye". How do you understand it?

Is Jesus really a star in the heavens, which is only faintly seen in the early morning light or, is it that his coming heralded a new day, ie the end of the night of the OC and the beginning of the day of the NC.

Rom_13:12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

1Th_5:5  Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

1Th_5:8  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

2Th_2:2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.


What say ye?

It might easily be that these verses are intended to leave an impression rather then be taken literally. The important thing is to be ready no matter how Jesus returns. But scenes like that should remind us of Him.
1 x
When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. (Pro 16:7 ESV)

Robert
Site Janitor
Posts: 669
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:16 pm
Affiliation: Anabaptist

Re: Today ...

Postby Robert » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:38 pm

gcdonner wrote:Both of these statements are highly suggestive


http://forum.mennonet.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=261#p6566
0 x
I think I am funnier than I really am.
Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they are not after you.

User avatar
gcdonner
Posts: 705
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:17 am
Affiliation: N/A

Re: Today ...

Postby gcdonner » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:44 pm

lesterb wrote:... Smartphones have such good cameras now that unless you're a professional it's hardly worth buying a DSLR anymore. My wife has a Samsung galaxy S7 and it's even better than my 6+.

I only have a dumb phone. I guess that is why my comments are not too highly regarded here...
0 x
Anabapticostal, being immersed in the Spirit & the Word, again & again & again...

MaxPC
Posts: 1247
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:09 pm
Location: Full time RVers
Affiliation: Catholic
Contact:

Re: Today ...

Postby MaxPC » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:19 pm

lesterb wrote:
MaxPC wrote:
lesterb wrote:Image

Maybe you like this one better?

Outstanding photos, Lester :up:

Thanks. I used to take wedding photos when I was younger. I still have decent DSLR but I do most of my photos with my iPhone 6+ now. Smartphones have such good cameras now that unless you're a professional it's hardly worth buying a DSLR anymore. My wife has a Samsung galaxy S7 and it's even better than my 6+.

You do have a good eye for it. The photo of those red rocks near your home was worthy of the old-style National Geographic cover. I don't think the new covers are as nice.
0 x
Max (aka Plain Catholic)
Psalm 105


Return to “The Homestead”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest