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Topic: Spiritual(ize,ually)

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2021-06-18
Worship in Spirit & Truth: What was meant by "worship in spirit and truth"? [John 4:24].



2021-05-18
Delight in the Lord: Could you help me with the scripture promise when one "delights in the Lord", and if it is more physical or spiritual? Does this relate to Isaiah 58 [Psalm 37:4, Hebrews 11:6, Matthew 6:25, Genesis 15:1, Luke 22:42].



2021-03-29
Leaven and The Passover Feast: Could you help me with the passage about leaven and if we should be celebrate the Passover Feast? [I Corinthians 5:7-8, Colossians 2:16-17, Galatians 4:10, Galatians 5:4].



2021-03-18
"Contemplative Prayer": What is your opinion of "Contemplative Prayer" (based on an anonymous book, "The Cloud of Unknowing")?



2021-03-08
Jesus' Temptation: Was Jesus' temptation physical or visionary one? Where would one draw the line determining this? [Matthew 4:1-11].



2021-03-01
Spiritual Interpretation of Genesis: Have you interpreted any other chapters of the Bible in a spiritual way as you did in Genesis 1? [Genesis 1, I John 3, 2 Corinthians 3:18].
Conversion at Baptism: Could you help sort out the idea of conversion at baptism, rather than at a separate time? [Ephesians 1:13].


2021-01-29
Mental Health, Counseling & Psychotherapy: Is it too extreme to say that one doesn't need psycho-therapists to heal mental health issues? Isn't Jesus is enough? Lecture: "Biblical Counsel for a Change".



2020-08-13
Music Therapy: Caller suggests music therapy for one who is troubled by negative or demonic spirits. [I Samuel 16:23].



2020-08-06
Losing One's Passion For the Lord: I haven't been as passionate about the Lord, lately, can you help? [Psalm 1:3].



2020-08-03
Symbolism of the Ezekiel's Temple: Caller comments on the parallel between the Samaritan woman, Ezekeil's Temple, the Shekhinah Glory, and the Holy of Holies? [Ezekiel 47].



2020-07-24
Spiritual Temple in Ezekiel's Temple: Is God fleshing out the mystery of the 3rd temple in symbolic terms, reflecting spiritual things? [Ezekiel 40-48, Hebrews 8-9, Zechariah].



2020-06-23
Spiritual Vs. Physical Sacrifices: Could you talk a little about spiritual sacrifices, in contrast to physical ones? [Deuteronomy 12:30, Hebrews 13: 13-15, Philippians 4, Romans 12:1]



2020-06-12
Struggle in Spiritual Life: I am struggling with my spiritual life; fellowship and Bible reading, following my wife's death, can you advise? [Amos 8:11].



2020-06-05
First Resurrection & Regeneration: What is meant by the "first" resurrection? [John 5:25-29, Revelation 20].



2020-05-19
Demon Possession & Exorcism: How long does it take to get rid of demons?
Demon Exorcism: Do people know when demons come out of them when they are being exorcised?
Demon Deliverance & Laying on of Hands: Should you lay hands on someone you are trying to see delivered from demons?

2020-04-10
Spiritual or Physical Health: Is God talking about spiritual or physical health in Proverbs 3? [Proverbs 3:7-8].



2020-03-27
Kingdom of God Enacted: Are we at that place in God's timeline suggested in Genesis 3, where the kingdom of God is enacted and progressing-in the crushing of Satan's head? [Genesis 3:15, Romans 16:20, Psalms 47:3,
Kingdom of God: Who is being grafted into the kingdom - is it now primarily gentiles, rather than the Jews? [Romans 11:11f].


2020-03-13
Physical or Spiritual Strength: Is the Isaiah verse about "mounting up with wings like eagles" talking about physical or spiritual strength [Isaiah 40:31, Genesis 5:24].



2019-06-20
Living in the spirit or in the Flesh: What does it mean to "be in the spirit" vs "living in the flesh"? [Romans 8:9].



2019-03-06
Battle Flesh & Spirit: Clarify sin and the battle between flesh and spirit [Romans 6:23, Galatians 5:16-17].



2019-02-26
Daughter's lack of zeal for the Lord: I;m concerned that my daughter doesn't seem to have a desire for God & wondering if you could give me advice



2019-02-20
Spiritual World: Is the spiritual world just as real as the physical world?
The Firmament: What is the firmament in Genesis? [Genesis 1]


2018-12-13
Israel, Ethnic or Spiritual: When it's speaking of Israel, is this spiritual israel or ethnic Israel? [Romans 11:25-26]



2018-11-27
Struggling with Sin: Wanting to not fall into sin but sometimes sinning, why don't we want to do only righteousness? [Romans 7:14, Galatians 5:17]



2018-11-26
Spiritual Leader in the Home: How does one be the spiritual leader of the home? a husband & father of 2 would like to know



2018-10-29
Prejudice: I have prejudice against multi-racial relationships.
Filled with the Holy Spirit: Being filled w/ the Holy Spirit (conversion of the Spirit)


2018-10-25
Physical Blessing & Spiritual Blessing: A type & antitype, physical blessings parallel to spiritual blessings today, do you think that is right? [Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Ephesians 1: 3-14]



2018-10-17
Christian Lifestyle: Attempting to live an obedient life but the pull of the world so overpowering.



2018-07-03
Spouse more Spiritually zealous than the other: What about husbands who are not the best Christian leaders in their home and community, who are not as spiritual or zealous their wife? [1 Peter 3:1-6]



2018-06-27
Blaspheming the Holy Spirit: How can one know that they have blasphemed the Holy Spirit?
The New Church Experience: When I join I new church, how can I distinguish between having a spiritual or emotional experience? Do you have any lectures on it?


2018-06-08
Paul pre or post Conversion: In Romans 7, is Paul talking about his pre-conversion experience or his post-Christian experience, the old man or the new creature? [Romans 7]



2018-03-23
Heaven or New Earth: Are we going to go to heaven or are we going to be on this earth?



2018-03-15
Resurrection of Israel: Is Ezekiel 37:1-14 a real resurrection or metaphorical, where it talks about the bones being resurrected?



2018-02-19
Salvation through Christ: Can you resolve perceived tension between the following biblical statements: salvation is through Christ alone, the only way you can come to Christ is to be drawn [John 6], God is seeking people to worship him in spirit and in truth [John 4]?



2018-01-11
Drawing Closer to God: Believer who wonders if his relationship is more one-sided, He doesn't feel as though God responds or speaks to him; how do you improve your relationship with God?



2017-12-28
Spiritualizing Scripture: Dispensationalists try to say we shouldn't spiritualize Scripture, & we should take it literally, but they don't themselves!



2017-12-18
Carnal & Spiritual Man: A Christian doesn't sin, the spirit man doesn't sin though fleshly man does as Romans 7 says. [1 John 3:6-10, Romans 7, Galatians 5:16-17]



2017-11-06
Spiritualizing Spiritualizing time of light & darkness [Zechariah 14]



2017-08-04
Types & Shadows: Can you talk about any type of "type & shadow", foreshadow & so forth?



2017-07-21
Uncircumcision of the Heart: Uncircumcision of the heart & circumcision of the flesh. [Ezekiel 40-48]



2017-06-07
Parables Not Understandable for Some: Why did Jesus speak in parables? Why did He want to make it hard for them to understand? [Mark 4:34]



2017-04-03
Spiritual Meaning about River in Ezekiel: Is there a spiritual meaning to the river? In verse 7 why did he go back up out of the river? [Ezekiel 47:1-7]



2017-03-07
Bible Interpretation of a Verse in Romans: Can you explain this Romans 8:10? [Romans 8:10]
Lucifer Becoming Satan: I don't see how Lucifer is correlated w/ Satan. [Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28, Revelation 12]


2017-01-30
Our Spirit & the Holy Spirit: Do we have a spirit of our own that the Holy Spirit wants to commune with? [rom 8:16]



2017-01-23
A Form of Godliness: Having a FORM of godliness but denying the power thereof, what is the power he is talking about? [2 Timothy 3:5]



2015-12-17
King David & Bathsheba: Did King David actually rape Bathsheba? Do you suppose she knew what she was doing bathing in front of the palace, trying to seduce him?
Paul's struggle in Romans 7: Was Paul's struggle in Romans 7 pre or post conversion? What does it mean to walk in the Spirit? [Romans 7, Ephesians 6]


2015-12-08
Two Resurrections - Spiritual Resurrection: So you think there's no coherence to the 2 resurrections in Revelation 20? Why did it take 400 years to put the book of Revelation in the canon of Scripture? [Revelation 20]



2015-12-04
The Apostle Paul: Is it true Paul tried to preach in his own prowess at first, just trying to be intellectual, his own knowledge, but wasn't spirit-filled, & came out of Athens sort've deflated, but that in 1 Corinthians 2, he completely changed his approach to how he preached, to preach Jesus & Him crucified only? Is this true? [Acts 17, 1 Corinthians 2:2]
Paul after his conversion: Was Paul in seclusion from preaching after his conversion in Damascus for several years? [Galatians 1:15-24, 2:1]


2015-10-21
Church History & Church Fathers: Who is the first Church father that you attribute spiritualizing Scripture to, especially eschatology? [Romans 2:28-29, Romans 9 - 11]



2015-10-12
Ekklesia - Calling out of or Congregation: Abraham was called out of his country, Israel being called out of Egypt, we are supposed to be as the new spiritual Israel called out of the world.
Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil: Is there another place in the Bible that references the Tree of the knowledge of good & evil? [Genesis 2:17, 3:1-24]


2015-10-12
New (Spiritual) Israel: Is there any Scripture in the Bible where it talks about the New Israel & not Ethnic Israel? [Romans 11:25-28, 2:28, Philippians 3:3, Galatians 3:28, 6:16]



2015-09-03
Spirit & Truth: We have to worship God in Spirit & in Truth, so what does that mean? Was He changing how it was done right then because how could they do that up to that point since there were no regenerated Christians yet? [John 14:23-24]
Moving in & out of the Spirit: Is it possible to have the Spirit in you one day & then out the next, in & out, in & out, in & out?


2015-08-21
No Resurrection, Most Miserable: If there was no resurrection, WHY would we be so pitied? [1 Corinthians 15:17-19]
Spiritual Bodies: Why are we pitied though? We could be in Heaven in spiritual bodies?


2015-07-29
Holy Spirit: Can Steve please explain Romans 8:1-4? Walking in the Spirit, that'd be different than walking according to the requirements of the law, so what did Paul mean by the righteousness of the law?



2015-07-15
Religion vs Being Spiritual: We need to leave the Church religion & just have a relationship w/ Jesus, & if you were to believe the correct Gospel Message, you wouldn't be in any institutional church. What does Steve think of that idea?



2015-05-26
The Israel of God: In [Galatians 6:16], is this talking about literal, ethnic Israel, or the Christian Church itself, when Paul says, "the Israel of God"?



2015-05-01
The Spiritual vs the Physical: What is the difference between the Spirit & the Physical? (A very convoluted question)



2015-03-26
Bible interpretation in James: "Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?" James 4:5 What does it mean? [James 4:5]



2014-12-24
Carnal Warfare & Spiritual Warfare: In Romans 7 Paul seems to say there's warfare between the Carnal Nature & the Spiritual Nature, but in Ephesians he says we aren't war with our flesh. [Romans 7, Ephesians 6:1-12, 2 Cortinthians 10 :3]



2014-12-16
Dead in Sins & Trespasses: Caller contends that only the act of God can make a sinner become alive & not spiritually dead in their trespasses, but Steve contends that ANYONE can repent & come to God & become alive. [Ephesians 2:1, Genesis 20, Luke 15:11-32]



2014-12-15
Spiritual Fornication: I need a biblical definition for spiritual fornication. Some groups feel that if you go to another group, you are committing spiritual fornication.



2014-11-17
Spiritually Dead: Does it say anywhere that the spirit dies? People actually think their spirit is dead. Isn't that metaphor wrong? Paul say that we are "dead in trespasses & sins". [James 2;28, Ephesians 1:1-2, Romans 7:9]
Regeneration & Reconciliation: Does Regeneration mean that we are being Reconciled?


2014-08-14
Memorial Service: Is it necessary to have a Memorial Service?
Meat, not Milk: Caller feels that Steve needs to teach more of the meat of the gospel more than the milk of it. [1 Corinthians 3:1-3]
Steve's books on Hell & Revelation: Caller thinks Steve taking the time write books on irrelevant topics such as Hell & Revelation was a waste of time.

2014-08-06
Pastoral (Spiritual) Covering: Someone with that much power over you, how is that biblical?
Belial: What does the name/term, "Belial" mean?
Deliverance from Reoccurring Dreams: What does Steve think of reoccurring dreams or nightmares the caller is having?

2014-04-22
Church Fathers & Spiritualizing Scripture: When did the Church Fathers start taking the spiritualizing scripture approach more than taking it literally?



2014-04-01
KJV & NIV: The NIV makes things clearer than the KJV sometimes (in reference to another call).
Spiritualizing Scripture: When's it okay or not okay to Spiritualize or Allegorize Scripture?


2014-02-21
"Earthly things": "If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?", what does Jesus mean when He says "earthly things"? [John 3:12]
Being led by the Holy Spirit: Caller believes the Holy Spirit has been leading her to study things she then hears immediately on the radio show.


2014-02-17
Understanding Romans 7: Can you please help understand Romans 7? Is Paul talking about himself, after his conversion? [Romans 6-8, Galatians 5:16]



2013-02-05
Applying same Scripture Different Ways: There really is no universal way to apply the same passage of Scripture for everyone....it might mean something else to someone else. Do you think that might be true? (Spiritualizing Scripture)
God Speaking to us: Can God speak to us apart from the what He says in the Scripture? Is it possible He might ever tell us something CONTRARY to what the Scripture said?


2013-01-28
Walking in the Spirit: Suggestions on ways to walk in the Spirit.
The Movie, Harvey: Have you ever seen the movie called, "Harvey"? It's an object lesson to how to be able to "walk in the Spirit" practically.


2013-01-28
Walking in the Spirit: If you walk in the Spirit, you won't gratify the carnal nature, but how do you put that in practical terms?



2013-01-21
Doubting Thomas & Spiritual Realities: Doubting Thomas believed after he had evidence, but we have to believe by faith, & we get to see the whole picture now of Salvation unlike the people of the Old Testament.
Knowing God's Will even through Adversity: How are we supposed to know if it God's will or not to do something when we might be encountering roadblock after roadblock & not clear open doors?
Obedience: We need to obey what we the Holy Spirit is telling us to do is the key thing.
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