And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, What is thy name, that when thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honour? And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?
Manoah sought a name so that a particular someone could be honoured. But the particular someone understood something Manoah didn't: God didn't count it a season for honouring a particular somone by name so the name was kept secret.
God uses various spiritual principles concering name asking and revealing vs not revealing. The one asked to reveal a name shouldn't be in any big hurry to reveal or not reveal until he or she has considered what God wants in regard to the particular situation involved:
What man wants and what God wants are often opposites.
I think Barnes has summed it well, in his comment on Matthew 19:9...
"Indulgence had been given by the laws of Moses; but that indulgence was to cease, and the marriage relation to be brought back to its original intention. Only one offence was to make divorce lawful. This is the law of God; and by the same law, all marriages which take place after divorce, where adultery is not the cause of divorce, are adulterous. Legislatures have no right to say that people may put away their wives for any other cause; and where they do, and where there is marriage afterward, by the law of God such marriages are adulterous!"
And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Art thou that my lord Elijah? And he answered him, I am: go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here.
In the quoted passage Elijah is directly asked if he is Elijah to which Elijah replies "I am".
1 Kings 18:7-8 equals an opposite season to Matthew 11:2-6 in that the 1 Kings passage in a season of time involves a person plainly and directly answering a question in regards to the question of who he is. While the Matthew 11:2-6 passage on the other hand, in a different season of time, rejects a direct plain answer in order to get a person through the hearing of deeds to conclude the answer to the same basic question of are you a particular person.
There is an opposite season to the season just illustrated: the season for keeping a name totally secret:...
Rodney K. wrote: Unless you are still alive at our LORD's return. "Even so..." Thank you all for this discussion. I haven't followed very closely because I have been waiting until yall were finished. God bless.
Some of you folks probably have already seen this article in front page Magazine? And looks pretty good, and it is always a good source of material for what there is a promise are planning next. So here is the URL for the article in the July 2014 magazine, Jihadi Rhetoric: Tiresome but Deadly.
a widow, one who has been "chasamed" -- that is a gulf and emptiness brought into her life, that is not of her own accord she has been bereft of her spouse.
and would not the church then, be obligated to step in and help a woman among them who has been abandoned by her spouse, cheated on, and left divorced with young children trying to survive??? and would it not be better for her to remarry if the Lord provides a Godly spouse than to spend those years dependent on the church?
or do orphans only count for helping if their father died? orphans that are orphans on account of their fathers behavior don't count?
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Our text indicates there is a season for every thing that happens. Our text is amplified by following verses from that chapter:
2. A time to be born a time to die; a time to plant and time to pluck up.
Notice how the first two examples of things occurring in different seasons are opposites of each other. That pattern continues in the following different seasons things:
3. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5. A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6. A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
At 9/28/14 2:13 PM, I gave Scripture, Matthew 11:2-6, which illustrates a season for drawing one's own conclusion about a person's identification through observing what a person says and does.
There are opposite seasons to the season illustrated in Matthew 11:26. We will consider a couple of them...
Mike from NY... We are talking about 1 Corinthians 7:8-9, correct?
1 Corinthians 7:8-9 KJV
I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
When a person becomes married, they are no longer unmarried. When they divorce, they are no longer married to that person, but they have been married. So they wouldn't be considered of the group of unmarried people, having been married and the are not married because they are divorced.