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Ephesians 4:30 New International Version And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. This is our indwelling Spirit given to us as a guarantee for eternal life. We are tightly sealed with Him. John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and ...


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The answer to this question is found in Revelation 12 vs 13...(capitals for emphasis as I'm answering on mobile phone) "And when the dragon saw that he had been THROWN TO THE EARTH, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child."


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This answer needs some precision. You are using the Revelation 12 passage, as a position against the one from Ephesians. Let’s look a little closer ... REV 12:7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, 8 but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven 9 ...


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The answer to this question hinges on the meaning of the adjective ἐπουράνιος (epouranios = "heavenly") which occurs 19 times in the NT. It is the opposite of ἐπίγειος (epigeinos = "earthly") in most cases. There is no completely satisfactory explanation for this but probably the simplest (the one requiring lest special pleadings for ...


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I would suggest that 'cast out of heaven' refers to the third heaven, to which the apostle refers when he recounts someone hearing certain unrepeatable matters, 2 Corinthians 12:2, which would be the same place indicated in Job when the 'sons of God' came before God, Satan among them, Job 1:6 and Job 2:1. Thereafter, as a result of the sufferings, death and ...


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Luke 4:13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time. Where do demons spend most of their time: in humans or in the heavenly places? From the demon's point of view, this dichotomy is somewhat artificial. While a demon is inhabiting a human body, it has communication with other demons in the heavenly places. While a ...


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You seem to be assuming that the ‘spiritual forces of wickedness’ refers to demons? And this isn’t correct. Instead the focus needs to be on the passage you quoted from Matthew, which specifically names ‘unclean spirits’. (demons) What would help understanding here is knowing the difference between demons and angels. Some assert they are the same - but - ...


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It makes more sense to see that faith and receiving the Holy Ghost are separate steps/events in our walk with God. This is what Acts 8 shows us. Its not conceivable that Philip would fail to mention the single most astonishing event in Jesus life, the Resurrection, in his preaching to the Samaritans, though it is not specifically mentioned in the text. ...


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BDAG defines the noun εὐτραπελία (eutrapelia) as - (only in a bad sense), course joking, risqué wit. Eph 5:4 is the only place this word occurs in the NT. Despite the classical Greeks encouraging such conversation (verging on the bawdy), Paul deems it entirely out of place. WHY? Because in such biting wit, however, clever, someone is always the victim (or ...


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Ephesians 5:4 New International Version Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. The Greek original can be used positively or negatively. Thayer's Greek Lexicon STRONGS NT 2160: εὐτραπελία εὐτραπελία, ἐυτραπελιας, ἡ (from εὐτράπελος, from εὖ, and τρέπω to turn: easily turning; nimble-...


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Since I have written a couple of comments and objections on one of the posts of this thread, I decided also to put them together in as a separate post. In short, my answer is that divine, infinite, spiritual, simple, uncreated, impassible Nature cannot have emotions of us, the passible, created beings. When we speak about emotions in God, like "wrath of ...


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And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: [1 Thessalonians 1:6 KJV] The joy with which the followers received the word was joy 'of the Holy Spirit'. Therefore the Holy Spirit himself knows joy. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should ...


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Let's see the context in Ephesian 5: 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. The contrast is darkness vs light in the Lord. Darkness here symbolizes Satan. Live as children of light 9(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10and find out what pleases the Lord. 11Have nothing to do with the ...


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Paul's theme is we are to be truthful straightforward and honest; starting as early as chapter 4. 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the ...


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You are considering the injunction ‘expose’, as in ‘Expose the deeds of darkness’. Expose from the Greek ‘elegchō’, which in this context means ‘by conviction to bring to the light, to expose’ - because from verse 8 Paul is talking about walking in the light. So ‘light’, in contrast to darkness ‘exposes’ [the wrong ‘lifestyle’]. In this view, only two groups....


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In Ephesian 5: 8-14, whose deeds of darkness need to be exposed, and by whom? Paul explains: Let's get rid ourselves of the deeds of darkness. Romans 13:12-13 (NASB) 12 The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let’s rid ourselves of the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let’s [a]behave properly as in the day, not in ...


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