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joy April 17, 2013 at 7:18 am

I love this post and just stumbled on it!!

Thanks Mr Wellman for all your responses. I have a question about your above comment on homosexuality. First i agree 100% that homosexuality is not a possession of a demon. I think however, it is an oppression of demons since they constantly tempt you to fall (i don’t want to assume the devil is the one who comes “himself” to tempt people seeing as he is NOT omnipresent like God is. i just assume he sends his agents. I am aware that he goes to and fro looking for who to devour.)

Anyway, from your comment, i assume this applies to all forms of sexual sin too. Not to diminish your struggle with drug addiction and the freedom you now share in Christ, but according to the Bible, sexual sin is not like any other type of sin because it is a sin outside ones body. You mention that your drugs supplies dried up and i give Glory to God for that because he eliminated the source that caused you to fall into addiction!! God is soo awesome! Now, my question are, how is a homosexual or any one struggling with sexual sin supposed to receive freedom? I ask because apparently being saved or receiving Jesus as your personal savior is just the first step. There is a long journey after that but im curious to know what this freedom looks like! less urges? stronger will to resist? or no urge at all?

Jack Wellman April 17, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Indeed Joy, it is a long journey but God will enable those who have repented and confessed and put their trust in Christ for we know that we can do all things thru Christ Who will strengthen us but of ourselves, we can do nothing. God always provides a way for those who want to overcome. Sanctification is a life long process and there is room at the cross for all who will allow the Spirit to work in them to effectually overcome.

Yes, God can remove the urges but certainly most will still remain as even Paul battled all of his life with sin (Rom 7). Read all of Romans 7 to see how he struggle and his conclusion is found at the end in verses 24-25, “Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.”

Jordan Dietrich April 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm

1 Corinthians 10:13 says it all, concerning your question….
“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”
I believe this is precisely what Jack is referring to, “God providing a way out”. I can tell you that we will never be free from the urge to sin as we are still in the flesh and the flesh is sinful and we cannot necessarily trust our own hearts either (“The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it?”
…Jeremiah 17:9). This is where the work of The Holy Spirit “within” our hearts prevails. We will only be free of the sinful nature upon our earthly death/entrance into “true life”, then we will be given new glorified bodies before our return with Christ to reign for 1,000 years! 🙂
I still have urges, although VERY few and far between, but now they only last mere seconds, and then I remember what Christ has done in my life and I submit to the power of The Holy Spirit and He gives me the strength to turn from it (repent) and carry on and fight the good fight of faith. By the way, the frequency has lessened and lessened the longer I have gone without giving in to the urge/temptation and you will become stronger and stronger as well, but remember that this is the Spirit of Power moving you to live out Messiahs will. Submit to His will on a daily basis and put on the full armor of God and He will sustain you. He promises this and His promises are SOLID!

God bless,

Jack Wellman April 17, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Thank you so much Mr. Dietrich. Wow, what an amazing testimony sir. You give us all hope for we are all battling sin for all of our lives, even like the Apostle Paul still did after his own conversion (Romans 7). You are so encouraging sir. May God richly bless you in your walk with Christ.

joy April 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm

wow! Thank you Jordan and Jack for your responses and for taking the time to encourage and remind me of what the word of God promises. I’m letting go and not doing it by my power any longer. I’m ready to surrender and seek God with all of my heart! God bless you both. You have no idea how much you’ve helped!

Jack Wellman April 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I loved Mr. Dietrich’s comment. Doesn’t that give us ALL hope for as I told this man of God, we all struggle in this life and we all are facing our own giants (so to speak). I believe there is victory in surrender and when we fall down, take heart, He is there to pick us up again. Thank you Jesus! All glory to you.

Laura Phillips June 5, 2013 at 6:38 am

My son is now 23 years old. At the age of 10 he saw a large angel at church. He was praying in the spirit. Something told him to open his eyes. It repeated, “I said, open your eyes” . He opened them and could not believe what he was seeing. He told me words could not even describe it. It was the most beautiful thing. Everything was so bright . He reached for it and could not see his own arm waving. He tried to speak to it and no words came out? My son could not speak. Then my son said it was bigger than he and I put together! He told me he thought it was part of our service and kept looking for ropes holding it up from the ceiling. There were no ropes? Then he said it pulled out a sword. Then fire was on the sword! My son told me he thought,”now THAT IS DANGEROUS”! As soon as he blinked and closed his eyes it was gone! He never spoke of it again sinse then and still doesn’t believe what he saw. He does not have as close of a walk as he once had and is in THe World. I still wonder to this day why it appeared to him?

Ella May 13, 2014 at 5:37 am

It wasn’t an angel, Laura. It’s absolutely inconsistent with Biblical descriptions of humans meeting angels, and the vision served no purpose. Moreover, if he’d really seen an angel in its heavenly form he would have fallen on his face instantly, and probably wouldn’t have lost his faith as an adult. I’m not sure what you mean by “praying in the spirit,” as there is no other way to pray, but if he was encouraged to have some kind of extra-sensory spiritual experience as a child, he may have imagined this scene and repeated it to you knowing you’d react positively and not dispute it. Alternatively he may have had some kind of hallucination, but I doubt it. Kids have vivid imaginations. Stick very closely to the Bible for your inspiration, and don’t stray from it. Remember, even the devil masquerades as an angel of light. I do hope your son finds his way back to the church.

Jerrod Wertman March 29, 2018 at 9:58 am

Laura Phillips, My brother and I have both been protected by angels, and have seen angels with flaming swords, precisely as your son described to you. I can assure you that this was NOT an angel of light. Angels of light cannot manifest blinding glory like this. They are indeed incapable of it. I have actually seen demons who appear in the form of a man, contending with angels, for the souls of men and women. The contrasting difference could not be more stark. An angel of light can only offer a pathetic imitation of heavenly glory– a sort of dim glow, if you will, but has no ability to emanate brilliant light and truth, as a pure and powerful servant of Jesus does. The glory that these heavenly beings radiate comes from the love of God, and as it radiates outward from them, can actually be physically painful for an angel of light to experience. These angels, like the one your son saw, are magnificent beings who both testify of Jesus and boldly defend his kingdom-building servants. And from what I have seen, children are often more pure and believing than “mature” adults, and can more easily behold things such as angels. The flaming sword is a specific detail that I find impresses me, since I have seen that precise thing myself, and seen them using it to contend with demons, and the servants of darkness. Whether or not Christians understand or acknowledge it, these lovely, powerful beings exist, and to me, it is a sweet assurance from God that they do. He sends these mighty servants forth to serve, protect, instruct, empower and deliver us, whether or not we can see them. I have seen them bind and banish terrible evil, and I glorify God for it.

NNs August 13, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I am reading a lot of your bible studies. They are very well constructed and very informative! Keep up the good work. God bless you.

Jack Wellman August 13, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Thank you so much for your encouraging words. Believe me, they made my day!

Chris from Wichita Ks December 7, 2013 at 12:56 am

Very interesting and insightful, I have been listening to God and I don’t believe we go to heaven when we die because throughout the bible he tells us we will enter into his rest and we will sleep , and that he will raise up those of us that sleep before those of us that are still “alive” . He even said that king David has not ascended into heaven and told Peter that although he would be ccrucified and join him in heaven that John would wait here for his second coming.

Ella January 14, 2014 at 7:05 am

Chris, you’re a bit confused. Martyrs and those who die of natural causes do not have different fates. All those who are saved go to Heaven when they die. When Scripture talks about “sleeping,” it refers to the body. When Jesus returns, “the dead in Christ shall rise first” (1 Thess 4:16). These are those who have “fallen asleep,” or died, before the return of Christ. If I died today, my spirit would go to Heaven to be with God (remember, Jesus said to the thief on the cross “TODAY you will be with me in Paradise”). Jesus didn’t say John would wait here for his second coming. He said, in John 21:22-23 “‘If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.’ Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, ‘IF I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?'” (I put “IF” in capital letters). When Scripture talks about us entering his “rest,” it doesn’t mean sleep, it means Heaven, which is a place of peace and rest. When Scripture talks about the dead “sleeping,” it refers to their bodies, which are lying still under the earth until the day “the earth will give birth to her dead” (Isaiah 26:19).

Chris from Wichita Ks December 7, 2013 at 1:05 am

And so I know that those who are killed for the glory of God like Peter and Paul and most of the apostles and many children of God over the years including the times we’re in now, those that were killed because they of there faith are in heaven and are crying out to God for vengeance “revelation” but those of us who die of natural causes sleep in peace until his return.

Jack Wellman December 7, 2013 at 11:05 am

Wow Chris…so very good to hear from you. I so agree with your statement and even persecution promises the believer a blessing as opposed to what the world believes. It is so good to see your words. I pray that God continue to bless you and perhaps I can see you again sometime, not just in the Kingdom.

David Duff March 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Great article! This is something that I have been preaching for years – nonetheless, I do have one question.
Where do you get the height of the angels? How did you come to the conclusion that Lucifer is 18 feet tall?

Jack Wellman March 2, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Thank you Mr. Duff. I get those measurements from the temples measurements of cheribums. We cannot be certain but the Devil’s height has little to do with his power for even a small angel has enormous power. If you read this description in Ezekiel 1:1-28, you will discover that these angels look nothing at all like cute, chubby babies with wings. In Ezekiel 10:20, we are told these angels are cherubim. Some angels are called seraphim. In Isaiah 6:1-8 we see a description of seraphim. These are tall angels, each with 6 wings, and they can fly.

Faith June 19, 2014 at 10:52 am

What do I do when everyday I feel God is going to take my parents away if I dont love God enough. I feel miserable.

Jack Wellman June 19, 2014 at 11:15 am

Thank you Faith for your comments. God does not punish us but corrects every child of His (Heb 12:7). If you don’t love God enough you asked? Do any of us really do this? God loves us regardless of what we feel. If a person has been saved then they should not worry about God taking His love away…He never does this. I notice one theme you keep writing about….it is that you “feel” miserable and that you “feel God is going to take my parents away.” Take them away to where? Have you spoken with your parents about this? Have you talked with your pastor over this? You are putting to much importance on human feelings and our feelings are very, very unreliable but God’s Word is certain (John 10:28-29; John 6:37, 39). Read Romans 8, talk to your pastor and if you haven’t spoken with him, why not?

Faith June 19, 2014 at 10:57 am

What do I do when everyday I feel God is going to take my parents away if I dont love God enough. I feel miserable. And all the bad things that happen to be. IS it just God punishing me?

Jack Wellman January 21, 2015 at 6:38 pm

God doesn’t punish people like this…God disciples those He loves t hough. Talk to your parents about this…and talk with your pastor. God is not this way. Bad things happened to Jesus, right? And from that bad we can be saved from our sins. God can use bad for good.

Eric Green from MN November 18, 2014 at 5:40 am

I’m a bit confused in regards to the fallen angles being able to mate with humans. Did God give them genitalia when he cast them down? If so WHY? It seem’s like a subject never addressed. As I understand it, the fallen ones (were men?) lusted after humans females (I’m guessing) for their hair. I would think angels are more beautiful than humans…? They were bigger than humans, therefore in mating they created giants and were tainted (hence the flood). I understand Gods displeasure, but It begs the question as to why God would allow it to began with…? I pray someone can answer at least part of my questions here!! God Bless!!

FYI I love this site and plan to read much here!! I just came across it earlier, It may just take the rapture for me to leave! 🙂

Jack Wellman November 18, 2014 at 7:43 am

Thank you Mr. Green for your question. The fact is Jesus said there will not be marriage in heaven for we will be like the angels, neither male nor female, so angels cannot have sex, they cannot have children and these “giants” were not as everyone believes. You have to look at the Hebrew words used. A potential problem with this is in Matthew 22:30, which indicates that angels do not marry. The Bible gives us no reason to believe that angels have a gender or are able to reproduce. The other two views do not present this problem. Here is an article on that at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/christiancrier/2014/05/08/were-there-giants-in-the-old-testament-what-does-the-bible-teach/

CAROL FONTENETTE December 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm

My mother pass away July 28,2014,About a month after my mother pass away my 3 year old grandson{Christopher}came into my room an said MAMA i had a Dream about Grandma. i seen her she smile at me and she was with a lot lot lot of BLUE ANGELS.Then he ask me why was i running an crying from the angels because they was nice.And Santa was going to save me.i still never figure out the santa part,

Jack Wellman December 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Hello Mrs. Fontenette and thank you for your question. I don’t know about the Santa. Dreams rarely have any meaning regarding biblical teachings or knowledge. They are just too random to say and there is no gift for dream interpretation. I would say it means nothing but that your grandson is thinking of her. That’s normal. I am sorry for your loss.

Seth December 18, 2014 at 8:17 am

What source do you have for Lucifer’s height and that the other angels are so tall?

Jack Wellman December 18, 2014 at 8:34 am

Hello Seth…I have removed any reference to angel’s height because I am unable to find my original notes on this so I have deleted all references to angels and Satan’s size. My mistake. I am sorry.

Reg Borrow April 4, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Rev 1:13-17 & Rev 19:12 describes the Living Christ. Sure looks like the same description in Dan 10:5-6

Angela January 8, 2016 at 6:31 pm

where does it say any where in the bible we are going to heaven. Christ kingdom will be here on earth. Please advise.

Jack Wellman January 8, 2016 at 7:14 pm

I know that believers will be in the New Jerusalem or in the Kingdom of Heaven. Yes, the kingdom comes down from heaven (Rev 21, 22).

louis hart May 3, 2016 at 6:27 pm

my name is louis hart. i looked at this article because i wanted to see what is told about it on the internet according to what is true.
i have seen an angel. in fact, i have seen an arch Angel. I don’t need to go on about the circumstances but it was during a VERY troubled night. i prayed during this night and a voice in my mind said “an arch angel is coming”. i could not believe that an arch angel would appear but my vision testifies……it is all that is talked about in the bible and more, but my description will be more intricate. this is not to worship angels…i saw an angel above me but not like an ANGEL, angel. i didn’t see any wings but i did see his appearance. yes, they are very terrifying. but good. his face was like lightning. features to match. such brilliant light, making the brightest sun look dim, resonated and reverberated around and through him. his eyes were far brighter and when i did look at his eyes, not burning torches, but light, absolute and magnificent. light spinning and interchanging with colour. i was shocked and frozen by his appearing to me. he could have torn the balrog from lotr to bits with ease. i tried to ask his name but he said “we love you louis”. that was the vision. i have other encounters but not like this. when we know who protects us then the forces of evil are dust compared. peace and love, from louis

Michael September 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm

What exactly are you thinking when you say Paul struggled with sin? It was also Paul who commanded that those fornicators, adulterers, idolitors, thiefs, slanderers, to be cast out from asking the church. He also said that there see sins that don’t lead to death, meaning that the grace of God is sufficient to overlook these things. Paul dying daily, and carrying his cross and longing for His immortal body, was a product of his constantly being in pain, from being beat and imprisoned on a regular basis.

Jack Wellman September 20, 2016 at 1:22 pm

Thank you Michael. Paul is like all of us that he is human too and struggled with sin (Rom 7) like we all do. Do you believe Paul was sinless? That’s contrary to biblical doctrine (1 John 1:8, 10). It only takes one sin to send anyone to hell.

Larz February 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm

In 2012 I was asked by the Fallen Angel whether I’d heard of him as he grasped my right hand. It was like a wooden grip and vice that was tightening. Just then the woman who was with him yelled out stop it! When I met them both they were on a stoll and I was walking my two dogs. She walked several feet in front of him the whole time. A few days later I felt a push of my arm and it resulted in me breaking two bones in my right hand just where I felt the vice tightening. That was a so unreal to me. I grew up in a Catholic family and never thought of the Devil-Satan as saying he was the Fallen Angel.

Jack Wellman February 26, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Thank you Larz. It it actually the Bible that describes Satan as a fallen angel. This will give you more information about how Satan or the Devil, fell from grace and was fallen from grace that as an angel and with his fall, he became totally corrupt and sinful.

Nikkip July 2, 2017 at 10:07 pm

I seen one when I asked God to watch over my son. It was so quick, I flicked the light on and off quickly so, I could check on my son. In that moment I seen him. He had blond curly hair and, he was extremely handsome. He wore what Jesus wore, I don’t know what those are called togas? He did have wings. They were furrowed against his back. I tried to flip the lights on and off again quickly to see if I could see him again. I didn’t. I thought I imagined it but, truthfully I don’t think my imagination is that good. God bless you all.

Joe Chesser November 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm

I was interested in this article because of the discussion on angels. I found where you got your information on how tall are angels. You possibly got it from 1 Kings 6: 23-30 where Solomon had two Cherubims made that were 18 feet tall each if you use 18 inches for a cubit. I just thought this is where you may have come to this conclusion. Hope this helps.

Jack Wellman November 29, 2017 at 4:40 pm

That helps greatly Mr. Chesser. I couldn’t find my notes on it, so many thanks to you sir.

AARON BARKSDALE March 14, 2018 at 8:21 pm

Your statement regarding the angelic vision of Daniel is not an angel. It is a preincarnate Jesus. Reference the first chapter of Revalations. John literally describes Jesus in the exact same fashion.

Jack Wellman March 15, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Thank you Mr. Barksdale but I stand by this statement because later the angel identifies himself in Daniel 10:11-14 as an angel where it says, “And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly loved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for now I have been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling. 12 Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words. 13 The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia, 14 and came to make you understand what is to happen to your people in the latter days. For the vision is for days yet to come.” If he was the pre-incarnate Christ, would He really need Michael’s help? I don’t think so. Daniel also refers to this angel with a lower case “l” as “lord” and not “Lord” or “LORD.” I hope this makes sense sir.

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