quickly dispels ALL the clouds of discouragement which come. Black clouds can’t hover for long over such a person.
Archive for February, 2010
Gen 45:8 So now it was not you that sent me here, but God:
Gen 50:20 But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.
Was Joseph a victim? No. Neither is any blood-bought child of God in Christ, who obeys Him, a victim of circumstance.
People have gotta realize that God is calling the world to repent.
and His Father. Don’t ever lose that.
every person ought to pray always and not faint.
And he spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary. And he would not for awhile: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she wearies me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge said. And shall not God avenge his own elect, who cry day and night unto him, though he bears long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:1-8
1Co 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every person for profit.
1Co 12:11 But in all these works that one and same Spirit, dividing to every person individually as he will.
When we read this chapter it’s apparent that church is supposed to consist of manifestations of the Spirit, as He wills. That’s what a NT church is, period. When we have gathered in Jesus name and these verses are fulfilled, that is, there are manifestations of the Spirit thru various saints, to edification, then we can say that we’ve had church.
Did the Holy Spirit manifest thru the brethren present? If so, you had church.
Where man’s tradition and control suppresses and even bans the manifestations of the Spirit thru whom He wills, then it’s not a NT church, yet. Bcos it is to challenge Jesus’ headship over His church, and to reject His rule over His people. That’s what it means to suppress the gifts of the Spirit in all the brethren.
The Bloom box is a new kind of fuel cell that produces electricity by combining oxygen in the air with any fuel source, such as natural gas, bio-gas, and solar energy. Sridhar said the chemical reaction is efficient and clean, creating energy without burning or combustion. He said that two Bloom boxes – each the size of a grapefruit – could wirelessly power a US home, fully replacing the power grid;
Although Sunday was the first time Bloom Energy came public with the Bloom box (there’s not even a sign on the company’s building), several devices are already being used by about 20 well-known companies. Google, FedEx, Walmart, eBay, Staples, and others have taken advantage of tax credits to purchase the Bloom boxes, and they’re seeing cost savings in their energy bills. For example, four refrigerator-sized units have been powering a Google datacenter for the past 18 months, using about half as much natural gas as would be required to generate the same amount of energy at a traditional power plant.
and warned investors about a coming bubble in the gold price. Then after the conference he bought up big on gold. This is symptomatic.
Endless arms treaties and economic accords are drawn up and tinkered with between Russia, NATO and the west, and the world. The assumption made in making a treaty is that those signing it are honest and will keep their word. What a stupid assumption, knowing human nature.
How to invest for a global-debt-bomb explosion:
Father, let every day i live be an offering of worship to you. When i close my eyes to sleep at the end of the day, let me rest in the knowledge that this whole day has been an offering of worship to you, in Spirit and in Truth, a sweet smelling aroma to you.
is the spirit of anti Christ, and it is not anti anyone else.
It’s not the anti Mohammad spirit, or anti Buddha spirit, or the anti Pope spirit, or anti Hindu spirit, or anti any guru; it’s SOLE objection is to Jesus Christ, alone. Glory to Jesus!
and being taught by the Spirit, is essentially the same thing. Which is why those who live for themselves are not taught by the Holy Spirit, even though they may think they are. The person whose heart and spirit is not yielded to obey the LORD in everything can never hear His voice.
Wisdom is the train tracks on which knowledge runs. It’s the ‘delivery system’ for the knowledge of God. Here, we often mention the need for ‘practical wisdom’. What use is spiritual knowledge if someone’s life and family remains a mess?
and alive to what He’s alive to : crucified and risen with Christ. Isn’t this such a key and vital truth?! This is the way of righteousness.
The wrong way is if we become alive to what Christ Jesus is dead to, or dead to what He is alive to.
is that no one can criticize. If a person doesn’t like the teaching that comes forth they are free to bring the correct teaching, bring the balance. A free NT church means people are free to do that. Of course, they may be able to articulate what they perceive is wrong or lacking with the teaching, but they may not be able to, themselves, make up for what they perceive is lacking and give the correct teaching. If that’s the case, then it’s they who face a dilemma, not the church.
Jude 1:3, Titus 1:4, 1 Cor. 10:13
There is nothing in your life experience with Jesus that is not commonly shared with ALL who are His : Both the blessings and the difficulties. Yes, our situations are different and we have different giftings, BUT the experience of our faith and salvation is the same, by the same Spirit and the same Word of promise; the same Savior, our LORD Jesus Christ.
We all find ourselves on the same journey, together. We all face the same temptations:
There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man… 1 Cor. 10:13a
We need to know that our ‘case’ is not a unique one. We can sometimes feel that we are the ‘odd one out’ – everyone has it relatively easy compared to us; or, God forbid, that we would think we have special revelation and experience with God that is not common to all His saints: the common salvation.
Requisite faith: faith which is appropriate toward the King of Glory. That’s the faith we should have, for our faith is in Him.
is the essence of the spirit of error. This lie is put to death at the Cross of Calvary.
Giving thanks for my lunch today i had a revelation. The reason i give thanks is bcos i did not earn my lunch, nor did i do anything to deserve it. It is solely the kindness of God. He wasn’t under any obligation to give me lunch, but He did. He doesn’t have to do anything for anyone, but He does. He didn’t have to love the world and send His Son to die and redeem us, but He did.
Then you think what it would be like if He didn’t give you lunch, and you were starving, and if He actually gave you what you deserve and have earned? Makes me think of the Cross.
“Saying grace” can be a celebration of Amazing Grace.
Don’t ask miserly or be timid in what you ask for. Be bold! Liberal! Generous asking! Ask for great things! Good things! Give your Father in heaven no rest, day and night.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
Grace to help, for ourselves and our brethren.
And he spoke also a parable unto them; No man puts a piece torn from a new garment upon an old; otherwise, then both the new makes a tear, and the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old. And no man puts new wine into old wineskins; else the new wine will burst the wineskins, and be spilled, and the wineskins shall be destroyed. But new wine must be put into new wineskins; and both are preserved. No man also having drunk old wine immediately desires new: for he says, The old is better. Luke 5:36-39
The new wine is the Holy Spirit given in the New Covenant, and the old, the Old Covenant. The new wineskin is the new creation, and the old, the old man.
That which is of Jesus and glorifies Him is the new and everything else, the old ; that is: old hat, yawn material. This world, the things of the world and it’s principles are old hat, it’s past it’s use-by date; it’s a bore, compared to the new. It’s dead. Paul said:
But God forbid that I should glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Galatians 6:14
The merchandisers and entrepreneurs of the Christian industry are always trying to pass off the old as the new. The ‘new thing’ is really the same old yawn.