The Holy Spirit has not changed

December 2, 2021

It’s thought provoking to consider that the Holy Spirit in us is the one and only same Holy Spirit from Genesis to Revelation, the same Spirit who was on all the prophets, and who worked great miracles through the Lord and the Apostles, and has worked to save multitudes through the church age until now. The same Holy Spirit who has been transforming men and women for 6000 years, turning them from sin to the Living God.

We have to believe it, and live as though we believe it.

Priorities for “how to do church”

November 27, 2021

Regarding “how to do church”…

Priorities:

Number one priority: that the word of God is accurately taught.

Number two priority: the personal holiness, faith and love of the assembly members. (Which flows from accurately understanding the word of God)

Number three priority: that the pattern for church gatherings as shown in 1 Cor. 14 and elsewhere in the NT is followed. (And the pattern has a direct bearing on the maturity and spiritual growth of the assembly members)

I believe this is the order of priority as far as I can see in scripture.

My point being…

The method of doing church is very important, but it’s not the top priority.

The Burbs

November 26, 2021

Just imagine there was a civilization on a planet light years away, let’s call them the Burbs, and they evolved out of a few chemical elements into a mighty race, building great cities. They went about their life for millenia, then, in one moment, an asteroid hit their planet and they all died. Because they had no soul, or spirit, when they died they ceased to exist. No one on earth knew they existed, so no one knew they had vanished, and there was no one to mourn their passing. They didn’t even know they had vanished because they no longer exist. And, whatever these people amounted to, or accomplished is gone now, and there’s no one even to care that they ever existed at all, because no one knows. It’s as if they never existed.

This is the worldview of the brainwashed generation today: that life has no meaning. And, even if someone thinks their life has meaning, so what, it will all soon disappear and be forgotten forever.

No wonder the youth of today are so depressed, having been brainwashed into this quasi religion.

Jesus Christ is the meaning of life because in Him is life.

No one else can give you life.

And He can define your life, a life which never ends, a life where everything about you and what you do has eternal purpose and meaning in relation to your Creator.

Mass prayer in church?

November 22, 2021

Here is the scripture which I believe refutes mass prayer:

“Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how will he who occupies the place of the uninformed say “Amen” at your giving of thanks, since he does not understand what you say?

For you indeed give thanks well, but the other is not edified.”

(1 Corinthians 14:16-17)

The context is about someone speaking in tongues in a church meeting.

Others can’t understand what is being said so they are not edified and they can’t say ‘Amen’ to it.

Saying ‘Amen’ signifies agreement.

Jesus said if two or more agree concerning anything He will do it.

So, if there is mass prayer, everyone is praying at once, then, we can’t understand what others are praying so we can’t agree with their prayer.

This defeats the purpose of the church coming together to pray in agreement.

It is a confusion, and it is just as confusing as if the whole church was speaking in tongues at the same time.

So, let each person lead the church in a prayer, and the church listen thoughtfully and then, if they agree with the prayer, say ‘Amen’ in agreement, and then they have made the prayer their own prayer, and the whole assembly is praying in one accord, as one voice.

So, you have context, then, a principle from that context.

Conceptual thinking.

Many times people can’t apply principles because they don’t understand the concepts because they don’t think conceptually.

See Acts 4:24-31

24 So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them,

25 who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: ‘Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things?

26 The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the LORD and against His Christ.’

27 “For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together

28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done.

29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,

30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”

31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. unquote

So, here vs 24 says they “raised their voice to God in one accord”, and yet, the prayer of one person is recorded, verbatim.

It means one person led them in this prayer and they all agreed with the prayer, in one accord.

To agree with a prayer means you have prayed that same prayer, because when you say Amen, it is also your prayer.

Of course, this won’t work in many churches today because if someone leads in prayer, many are not really listening intently to the prayer and making it their own prayer.

Not many would be interested in what is being prayed.

We can tell that by when we try to talk with nominal Christians, they barely listen or take note of what you say, their heart and mind is not there, it’s in their own world.

If the whole assembly were just passively listening to someone pray then the assembly would not be all praying in one accord.

Perhaps they might sit passively because they’ve never been taught the Biblical concept of agreeing together in prayer as one voice?

There is also the factor I have observed when mass prayer is done that many are just babbling anything because they feel they have to when it is mass prayer.

So, this breeds superficiality.

Anything done to please others or out of fear of not conforming breeds superficiality and a weak conscience.

Today’s Tweets

November 22, 2021

A Christian knows that it’s possible to have divine joy even in the midst of grief, sadness or pain, and this makes him an enigma.

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Christian, you can draw your encouragement directly from the LORD. Take the time to wait on Him.

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No one knows and appreciates the true value of your life, except God.

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There’s many people on this planet of whom Jesus is the only person who cares about them.

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Jesus, because He is Savior of the world, is also the perfect Judge of the world.

We are so glad our Savior will judge us and not someone else.

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Where do you stand with Jesus Christ?

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Study the history of political tyranny (to wayyy back) and vote according to what you’ve learned.

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People are the property of God, not the property of the government.

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If we could physically see God and into the spirit realm then we would never learn to trust the LORD, and thus our love for Him, which is expressed through trust, would be much weaker.

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The way we have church needs to be orchestrated by the Holy Spirit and within the parameters of God’s word, as per 1 Cor. 14.

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The Left Wing and the Right Wing both belong to the same bird.

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Only Jesus has the power to truly change the human heart.

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The world is a dark place, and Jesus is the Light of the World.

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Is the desire for information or facts a desire for the truth? Is the desire to be informed of the facts a desire to know the truth?

However, the information on offer may not be the whole truth or the real facts. We need to discern between information, facts and spin.

A Christian needs to have the wisdom to know the difference between what he needs to know in order to be in touch with reality, and what he doesn’t need to know.

If he’s overburdened with what he doesn’t need to know he’s using up valuable mind space.

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The art of corrupt politics is to convince people to surrender their rights by making them think it’s in their best interests.

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Political thugs who try to kill others on the street have to be man enough to face the fact that the person they are trying to kill might fight back and kill them.

While I in no way support vigilantism I find it hard to understand how those who burn down cities and terrorize folks could be morally opposed to someone resisting their violence, and for them to think it unfair that anyone would try to stop them?

Do they think they’re entitled to terrorize cities, so, therefore, any resistance to that is an infringement on their right to destroy cities?

Of course, the police should have protected the public, but due to the terrorists being political stooges of the Democrats they were allowed to run rampant.

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From being dead in sins to being alive to God – from death to life, this is the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Trying to build a racial divide by painting every issue as a racial issue? The aim is to polarize society even more. It is a dumbed down simplistic narrative which unthinking people can embrace because it doesn’t require any thinking.

Many crimes can’t be reported because they don’t fit the racial narrative.

When race is a factor in determining justice, there is no justice.

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America, who are the “violent extremists”?

Give us a list with their political affiliation.

In fact, just give us a list of all the violent, hateful people and their political leanings.

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“Endorsing mob violence for political ends”

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Vigilantes?

Aren’t the violent mobs vigilantes for the Democrats?

Tell me if I’m wrong.

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Justice politicized is no longer justice.

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Violent people don’t really believe in justice.

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God can be our closest, best and truest friend, and not our enemy, if we believe the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Imagine sitting down with Hitler, Stalin or Mao and trying to convince them they’re morally and ideologically wrong?

It’s like that today.

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Jesus Christ exercises perfect justice.

And therefore only those who know Him have any chance to be free from bias or prejudice.

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We pray for others because we love them. If we didn’t love them we wouldn’t bother praying for them.

These days, superficial words have replaced the actual and real love of God.

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Every claim to spiritual authority is bogus by virtue of the claim.

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Looking at ancient civilizations, their belief systems were false and futile, and, oftentimes, died along with their civilization.

And this present civilization will be no different.

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The people who want to rule over everyone else don’t have your freedom in mind.

Would you trust anyone who wants to rule the world?

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In a degenerating world, Jesus has never retracted a single word He said.

Check it out.

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Every aspect of living the Christian life is a manifestation of the love of Christ.

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Holy joy springs from a holy life.

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We could rightfully call out the big sins of society, yet, let’s consider that everyone has broken God’s laws, no matter how squeaky clean they present themselves, and is therefore guilty and in need of a Savior.

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“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,

39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left.

41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.

42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.

43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.

44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

(Matthew 24:37-44)

Seems to point to a pre-wrath “taking” up, because, as it was in Noah’s day, the public will have no clue as to what is coming until the day that their friends are “taken”.

Bob and Sam will be working in the field. Suddenly, Sam shoots up into the sky.

Bob is traumatized by what he witnesses.

It’s only then that Bob realizes that God’s judgment and wrath is coming on the earth, because, until then, as it was in the days of Noah, he has no clue of what is coming.

If the wrath of God was poured out on the earth prior to the “taking” up of the disciples of Jesus then it would not be like the days of Noah, with life carrying on as usual.

And pre-wrath does not mean pre-antichrist.

One reason for this is, that if true Christians were taken up prior to the antichrist’s rule then the fact that multitudes would have witnessed this taking up makes it unlikely they could then be deceived by the antichrist, as they would surely know that this was foretold in the Bible and believe the Bible.

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Jesus said take the bread and the wine in remembrance of Him, until He comes.

Remember what He suffered.

And remember what He accomplished through that suffering and death.

Lest we forget.

Today’s Tweets

November 15, 2021

It’s only a wonderful life if you have eternal life.

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The belief that life accidentally came into existence out of nothing, by itself, and for no reason or purpose is pseudoscience.

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It’s startling how fast today becomes history.

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The only true reality is the truth of God’s word.

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With some of the folks you are praying for, you could be the only person on earth who cares about their soul, and that would make your prayers very precious indeed before God.

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If you wanted to create a new religion which everyone could believe in, which embraces all beliefs, which would make everyone happy by validating whatever morality they choose, which would unite the whole world as one, then, no need to, it already exists.

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If someone has a Bible in their hands are they really at the mercy of false teachers or cults, or, will God hold them personally responsible for reading the truth but not believing and acting upon it?

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If you’re on Twitter you might have noticed there’s a significant number of people who are against the Woke religion and extreme left or right politics, yet they’re not Christians.

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The fruits of righteousness are amazing. Peace beyond earthly description.

The righteousness of Christ is imputed by God and apprehended or appropriated by faith.

The future belongs to the righteous.

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Even the greatest achievement of man will one day be forgotten.

It’s hard to swallow, but we need to earnestly desire the eternal Kingdom of Christ.

Will you have a place in His Kingdom?

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I think the only true heroes are those who have genuinely lived for Christ.

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” ___________ is so good at talking yet saying absolutely nothing of substance.”

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Look at the faces of the billions of people living on this planet right now and know that Jesus said He wanted every one of them to hear the Good News.

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For the money preachers and their followers it’s very hard for them to believe or understand that a person can have great faith but not much money. They can’t understand people like Jesus, or the Apostles.

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Imagine using your democratic right to vote to sign away that very freedom – using what little freedom you have left to sign away your freedom completely?

If your democracy becomes a tyrannical police state surveillance regime then perhaps you need to accept the fact that that’s what most people voted for?

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Would a revived church be one where the Holy Spirit speaks through most of the members of the body as He wills?

Yeah, you need “worship” leaders because people are so spiritually dead they don’t have a song in their heart they can lead the assembly in.

Contrived emotions from repetitive singing of emotional songs is not the presence of God nor the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

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‘Spiritually dead’ is a bit of a harsh thing to say!

Or, is it?

“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.

2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God.

3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.

4 You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.

5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

6 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’

(Revelation 3:1-6)

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“And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4:31)

Their boldness to speak the word of God was the result of them being filled with the Holy Spirit.

Their boldness was not a natural personality trait, it had a supernatural source.

When Christians are not bold to speak the word of God it’s because they’re not filled with the Holy Spirit.

This would mean there are very few Christians who are filled with the Holy Spirit.

And, over the long term, if they never speak the word of God with boldness it must be because they are happy not being filled with the Holy Spirit.

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“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Cor. 15:58)

How many of us are “abounding in the work of the Lord”?

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The only shame a Christian needs to own is for unrepented sin, because if we justify or excuse any sin then it is truly to our shame, and if we don’t repent we will stand ashamed when He returns.

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One day God had this great idea and decided to create this fun space where people could interact with each other and explore new possibilities, and He decided to call it the Uni-verse.

Thx BabylonBee

“Forget the Metaverse… real life is so much better!!”

Sunday Thought

November 14, 2021

Would a revived church be one where the Holy Spirit speaks through most of the members of the body as He wills?

Road to totalitarianism

November 14, 2021

Today’s Tweets

November 12, 2021

We Christians have good reason to rejoice every waking moment, but sometimes we forget those reasons.

“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”

(Philippians 4:4)

You believe He will keep His word, don’t you? You believe He loves you, don’t you? You believe He is faithful, don’t you?

So, rejoice!

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If you’re sick know that Jesus Christ is THE HEALER, so you might want to talk with Him about it.

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According to the Bible, your personal freedom and rights will continue to be eroded by over-reaching government until it gets to the point that you will need to take the “Mark of the Beast” in order to “earn the right” to make financial transactions.

‘If you do what we say we will even allow you to exist! Aren’t we generous!?’

Many western Christians seem to be insulated from historical reality because they think the loss of freedom and rights is some new thing, when multitudes of Christians endured the loss of their freedom over the last century under Communism, and millions of Christians even now are denied even basic human rights.

The freedom of thought, belief and religion experienced in the West over the last several generations is EXCEPTIONAL in the history of the world.

It never happened before on this scale anywhere or anytime in human civilisation.

Now, it’s over.

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I love history. We all have a part in history as history is made with each passing day, but do we know our place in history? One day yours and my life, too, will be history.

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Freedom surrendered will never be regained.

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The Bible is understood only through the help of the same Spirit which inspired it.

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Peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:1). Meaning: God has resolved all the issues He had with you, and the result is His deep, abiding peace.

You can have this peace if you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Church can happen anytime, anyplace a few people who walk with the Lord happen to meet.

But it’s quite rare to find Christians who want to have church anyplace, anytime, or who could recognize it as church, because..

  • ….we are not in a Revival time so many are spiritually dead and have no desire or concept of Christian fellowship.
  • ….or, they are spiritually alive, but bad teaching and cultural church tradition has robbed them of understanding what fellowship is.

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

When football fans meet they talk football.

When disciples of Jesus meet they talk the word of God.

“Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.(1 Cor. 14:12)

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Materialism has made Christians spiritually stupid.

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What’s the point of discussing scripture with “Christians” who don’t believe in the authority of scripture? They should go and join the golf club.

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Do you think it will turn out better for you if you don’t have faith?

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Patience and gentleness are fruits of the Spirit (See Gal. 5:21-22).

Enough said.

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Man is so designed that he is either a worshiper of God or an idol worshiper.

How fake does something need to be before you recognize it as fake?

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God “…desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Tim. 2:4)

In its context this verse refers to praying for “all men” as well as those in secular authority, political leaders.

If we’re going to pray for Joe Biden it would mean, in context, we’re desiring that he “be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth”. This is what the text teaches. God desires “all men to be saved”.

But, often we don’t care whether people are saved or not.

What’s the point of praying for those in authority if you don’t desire them to be saved?

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The Creator of the Universe was nailed to a cross.

Do you know why?

Can you comprehend how such love can exist?

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A Christian’s life is supposed to be the culmination and net effect of them walking with Christ Jesus every day of their life.

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“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”

(Colossians 3:2)

Whatever we think about, may it be in light of, and in relation to, God’s eternal purpose in Christ.

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The proud and arrogant don’t usually perceive that God can take their life at any moment.

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It’s a wonderful thing to live your day by faith in Jesus Christ.

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“A book outlasts a city or a culture”

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Look out for references to “Abraham Accords”, “Abrahamic Faith”, “Abrahamic Religion”, “Monotheistic Religion”, “Judeo-Christo-Islamic tradition” etc. and consider where it leads.

Watch the Pope

True Christians will never deny that Jesus Christ is the only Lord and Savior.

Many streams of thought will come together.

Kanye West claims to be a Christian. The other day he said, “we all collectively are God because God is in us”.

This is a syncretism of Christianity and Hinduism.

Syncretism. Get used to it.

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Academics refer to the Christian world, the Islamic world, and so on, but if we define a Christian as one who is a disciple of Jesus Christ, then how can the west be called the Christian world?

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“Christians” who believe the judgments in the Bible are merely symbolic are in for a rude shock when God’s judgment falls on them.

It’s better to flat out say you don’t believe the Bible than to do clever twisting of scripture which reveal you don’t believe it.

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“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”

(Matthew 6:6)

When a disciple of Jesus goes into the prayer closet and shuts the door behind him he actually has a meeting with God.

That’s why he does it.

That’s why it is the highlight of his day.

Disciples of Jesus are just fine sitting alone in the silence. They’re never alone, and long to spend time alone with the LORD.

Every reference to seeking God in scripture is about seeking Him early in the day, seeking Him first. This is what the Lord Jesus did, and every disciple over history who ever amounted to anything has done. King David said, “Early will I seek thee!”.

If we leave our seeking and waiting on God until bed time, then we are seeking Him last. We are seeking first the things of our life, placing them as top priority, and then, after we have done all that we want, giving the leftover time and energy to God.

It’s like throwing Him the leftovers from the meal.

It’s like seeking last the Kingdom of God.

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Never get too excited or enthusiastic about any teacher, preacher or pastor as they’re only men and their writings are not scripture. The honor we give others needs to be the right kind of honor, from the correct perspective before God. He has a way for us to honor all in the appropriate way.

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When you meet any person today you are meeting someone very precious, who is loved by God, and for whom Christ died.

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A disciple of Jesus is always open to adjusting their lifestyle, schedule, habits, traditions, patterns if or when He calls them to.

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True Christianity is more than survival, it is to do the will of God and finish the work He has given us to do.

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One of the greatest fulfillments of Bible prophecy we are seeing right now is the amount of delusion in professing Christians.

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As a disciple of Jesus continues to live their life they come to experience in real life that every promise of God is true.

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Conservative doesn’t always mean Christian, but it does mean freedom of thought, speech, principles, lifestyle and religion, so it’s better than the alternatives, if you value such things.

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When a trial draws national media attention it can be that it’s society on trial.

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There are things celebrated by society which scripture declares as evil and of which God will judge. They might be legal here, but they’re illegal in the sight of God, and will attract a just and fair punishment.

Today’s Tweets

November 6, 2021

It seems unbelievable that anyone would doubt Jesus Christ?

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There’s a lot of creatures who flatly refuse to worship their Creator.

So many refuse to thank or praise Him.

They try to shut Him out of their minds completely.

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If the reason someone dislikes another is because they teach what the Bible teaches, then, what does it say about them?

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To become prominent in the “church system” one has to work the system and play by its rules, and a genuine person won’t do that.

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Repentance is not salvation by good works. When one repents they don’t earn anything with God for doing it. To repent and believe is to simply receive His grace. The unrepentant decide not to receive His grace.

Faith is not a meritorious work, and repentance is a fruit of faith, so it’s also not a work. We can’t earn salvation through faith and repentance but we can receive it.

Faith and repentance are inseparable because they both describe the same state of the heart.

Salvation is conditional upon faith.

Faith, as a condition, does not mean it is a meritorious good work, of which we could boast or take credit for.

The condition is that one receives or accepts the promise.

The condition does not earn the promise.

If you won the lottery you wouldn’t be earning it by showing up to collect your prize.

But if you didn’t collect it, you wouldn’t have it.

And a person who boasted of the fact that they went down to claim their money would be a twit – You would say, you would have been an idiot not to.

So, meeting a condition does not imply that you have earned something.

Receiving a gift does not earn credit points. You just receive it.

And you must receive Jesus Christ.

God will help you, God will empower you, give you the desire, everything, but He won’t receive Jesus for you, and He won’t repent for you. You have to do it.

He holds you responsible for repenting and believing.

Where I think the main application today is, is that many view grace as an escape clause from responsibility.

I’ve heard people say that they are waiting for the Lord to deliver them from a besetting sin. And, they said, if they try to stop doing it then they are striving in the flesh and trying to earn their deliverance.

So, while it’s true that only the Lord can deliver us, He also asks us, When are you going to stop doing it?

‘Lord! When will you deliver me??’

Answer? ‘When will you stop doing it? Did you think I would do the repenting for you?’

The teaching that nothing you could ever do could cause Jesus to love you, or stop loving you (which is a half truth) often takes away the true, reverential fear of God.

Love is unconditional, but salvation is conditional upon faith, with the fruit of repentance.

The Sovereignty of God is one of the most fantastic truths we can be anchored in, and yet, many use it to justify their unwillingness to repent.

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Salvation can’t be earned, but one can disqualify himself.

It’s ridiculous to claim that nothing you could ever do or believe could disqualify you from salvation.

Just as it’s ridiculous to think you can earn salvation.

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Here’s what I think the guidelines are for the theology of salvation: You totally trust God’s grace in Christ for every aspect of your salvation, with nothing that you’ve done which you can glory in or take credit for, AND you realize God requires you to be faithful, and will judge you if you’re not, and you believe He would be totally just to do so. You give God the glory for your obedience, and you take full responsibility for any disobedience.

Perhaps 90% of the time theology is used wrongly, as a means to justify ones lifestyle.

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The Bible teaches realism by telling you exactly what’s going to happen, so you can be prepared.

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The Holy Spirit gives us the fruit of self control by empowering us to take control over our mind, flesh and the devil.

This is how Christ rules a person’s life, by giving them the power to rule their own life under His command.

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Luther nailed his thesis to the door.

What’s amazing is that it wasn’t being done on every “church” door at the time.

Wherever Christianity has been hijacked by jokers, “nail your thesis to the door”, if you can.

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“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:15-18)

The Lord Jesus wants every person to hear the Good News.

Yet, we can’t tell every person we see or encounter.

But we can tell as moved by the Holy Spirit.

And, if someone is never moved by the Spirit to tell the Good News, there’s a problem.

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Whatever thrill the world can give you it’s only temporary and doesn’t last, it doesnt feed your soul permanently, but Jesus eternally satisfies the human heart.

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Repost:

A principle of the Bible is that God is greater than the problems we face, and He wants us to believe that.

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The command for us to love all people isn’t primarily for us to have gushing emotional love for everyone, but about us having a desire for them to be reconciled to God.

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To my non-Christian friends, could you give me some quotes from the greatest Man who ever lived?

A bit funny if you can’t quote the greatest Man who ever lived.

Ask the youth, give me just one quote from the greatest Man who ever lived?

The greatest Man who ever lived is still alive.

How could people not believe the greatest Man who ever lived?

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What if God decided to give you everything just for free, wouldn’t you be so thankful? Because that would be so good of Him to just give you everything when you don’t deserve it and can’t pay for it, right?

Well, that’s what He did when He sent His only begotten Son to die for you.

And that’s what God accomplished by that one sacrifice for us.

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Give up a fundamental human right in order to keep your fundamental human rights??

Something’s fishy.

Your religion, beliefs, moral values, race, skin color, medical choices etc. are not the legitimate business of any government. Push back at the ballot box.

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It’s clever of the New World Order to turn peoples personal beliefs concerning climate change, education, vaccine mandates, gender etc. into moral issues, and thus rendering the non-compliant ones as being morally wrong, and thus, through the back door initiating people into a new religion without them realizing it.

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For what it’s worth, for those who ponder the big picture or grand scheme of things, and the meaning of history, Mike Pompeo recently tweeted that America is “exceptional” in its place in human history, meaning, there has been no other civilization in history quite like it, it stands out in many respects as the exception, to which I agree.

As to “greatness”, Christians have a very different criteria for judging it than the world does.

The doctrine of American Exceptualism should be tempered with this truth:

“In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’” (Rev. 18:7)

She believes she is immune from God’s judgment.

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Christian, have we begun to understand the full inventory of God’s mercy upon us, in Christ Jesus, in having forgiven us of everything offensive to Him we’ve ever thought, said or done?

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A little ‘experiment’ some brothers have done: They decided to teach and preach God’s word (in obedience to God’s call) and then decided they would do it, as much as they’re aware, by the examples and principles they see in the NT, so… they determined in their hearts:

  • To preach and teach for free, never expecting or looking for donations, and never merchandising.
  • To never claim to be anyone or anything, nor claim any title, and not to recognize titles others may give them.
  • To tell the raw, unvarnished truth, even if it costs them the loss of everything.
  • To never court privilege or advantage from influential people.
  • To treat everyone as equals, and even better than oneself.
  • To pay no regard to personal praise, but listen closely to any criticism and test whether it is true.
  • To never promote oneself.

Etc…..

And the ‘experiment’ seems to have worked well for those who have tried it.

Those who say it doesn’t work are not honest. They mean, they don’t want it to work because it ruins their dreams of making it big in the religion business.

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God’s word is not man’s word.

Most prefer man’s word.

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Contemporary “music” is quite a fitting soundtrack to the Apocalypse.

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One very exciting aspect of prayer is that God answers it.

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This life is a tiny blip on the timeline of eternity.

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The great cure for discouragement is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Discouragement will come, but this is the cure.

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Would I be too harsh to say the average Christian now is like a spiritual zombie, just an empty shell: God doesn’t speak to them, or, if He does, they’re keeping it to themselves?

I don’t mean “God told me!” Nooooo… We don’t go there.

God speaking to us means we walk and live in the
Spirit.

The only authoritative “God told me” is scripture itself.

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No wonder there’s not much New Testament type church today when so many are spiritually dead?

We can only understand the existence of the church in the New Testament in terms of a mighty move of the Holy Spirit.

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True Christian faith is based…

  • on what Christ has done and accomplished on the Cross.
  • on the promises of God.
  • on what God said He WILL do, specifically.
  • on what God CAN do: that nothing is too hard for Him.

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The moment a deluded person dies they are no longer deluded, but understand why they were deluded on earth, and will have to suffer the consequences forever.

Delusion must be self delusion, because everyone is accountable.

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Grace is for every situation, every moment.

Pushing the new religion onto kids

November 6, 2021

Today’s Tweets

October 31, 2021

The word of God cannot be improved upon, so why look to certain people as if they have a better message than the message you read in your Bible?

There is only God’s word.

People are looking for teachers, but they already have God’s word in their hands.

They already have the message right before their eyes.

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.” (2 Tim. 4:3-4)

Teachers of the word are vitally important.

It is the searching for teachers to interpret the Bible the way you want it interpreted which is the problem we are warned of here in scripture.

It is the dependence on men to interpret scripture for you which indicates one is not taught by the Holy Spirit.

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It’s not about who is right, it’s about whether the Bible, and the Jesus of the Bible, is right.

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Is Jesus Christ giving you the victory over the present culture?

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A true Christian believes Jesus Christ is completely trustworthy, therefore they don’t doubt His promises.

Doubting His promises means to doubt Him, which is to judge Him.

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“An asteroid the size of a golf cart dubbed 2021 UA1 skimmed past the Earth last week at just 3,000 kilometers away from the planet, but no one noticed until later.”

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People try to “improve” the Gospel by making it more acceptable and appealing to fallen human nature by leaving out the part about us repenting of our sinful life.

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After being born again, and having experienced the new birth, you start relating to God as your Father, because He truly is.

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Where there is moral decline what happens if the downward trend is not reversed?

How low can people go?

Does it level off eventually? Is there a moral rock bottom where people can’t get any more depraved than they are?

Look at history. Societies always end up being wiped out before they plumb the absolute depths of moral depravity.

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See Hebrews verses 9:9 & 9:14, and note the use of the word “conscience” in both cases, and consider the application concerning the present state of your own conscience.

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For the true Christian, the One who is with you, teaches and helps you, is the infinite, omnipotent and eternal One. The One who hears your prayer and who teaches you, and whom you call, Father, is the everlasting, infinite, almighty God.

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How we respond to His word is the main indicator of our love for Him.

Jesus said, if we love Him we will keep His commands.

Therefore, much of the modern church “love” is quite phony.

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At the very least, 134 million books have been published to date.

Untold billions of books have been printed.

That’s a lot of words. A lot of thoughts and opinions.

And all these words will pass away and be forgotten, forever.

All these authors will be forgotten. All their ideas, philosophies and concepts will be forgotten forever. Gone. They will not be remembered in the Kingdom of Christ.

But the word of God endures forever.

Over 5 billion copies of the Bible have been printed.

The printing press was invented for the purpose of printing the Bible.

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Will you love the Lord Jesus above all else?

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When we pass over into glory we’ll probably be shocked to learn how effective our prayers for others were.

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If grace is “irresistible” then why are there so many warnings in scripture about resisting it?

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Jesus gives meaning to our life because He is the meaning of life.

Have you discovered the true meaning of your life?

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The growth of our faith in Christ hinges largely on whether the purpose of our life matches His purpose for our life.

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You might as well have strong faith. What have you got to lose?

Do you have any good reason why you shouldn’t have strong faith?

Is there anything standing in the way of you having strong faith?

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See each person as exceedingly precious and valuable.

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Who is going to rule the world?

The nation with the most superior weapons and ambitious cold-blooded-killer leaders?

Will it be violent, killer regimes, who want to rule the world, which determine the future of this planet?

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Someone asked, is the title of “Senior Pastor” right or wrong?

More important than the technical detail of having a title or position in a church is what people understand “senior pastor” or “pastor” means? Is their understanding Biblical, or based on church tradition?

If they think a man dubbed “the pastor” is the sole spiritual head or authority over a congregation, then that’s unbiblical and anti-biblical.

Who makes you a “senior pastor”? Do you appoint yourself as one? Or, who appoints you?

Then, if someone else appoints you, who appointed them to have the authority to appoint you?

In the letters to Titus and Timothy we see Apostolic “ordination” of plural elders in each church.

As the men had to be already teaching the body of Christ before being recognized as an elder/pastor/overseer, then, it’s not so much an “appointment to a position”, but rather the RECOGNITION of the gift of God which is already functioning without recognition.

In this way, yes, let’s recognize those who are teaching God’s word without seeking recognition, title, or recompense.

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“Seek my face!

Thy face Lord will I seek”

Please define what it means to “seek the face of the LORD”.

What is the significance of “face”?

It’s not easy to put into words.

I guess it means, not to visualize in your mind what His face looks like, but to seek to know Him by contemplating His nature and attributes, as per scripture, with the desire to know Him better, and to know His will better, and to be more attentive to hear His voice.

Seeking His face suggests much more than seeking His help, aid, healing or material blessings, though, those things may happen as a result.

It is to seek first His Kingdom and righteousness before anything else and above all else.

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Vitamin D is essential for a strong immune system, especially in protecting against respiratory infections such as Covid, and 90% of Vitamin D in the body comes from exposure to sunlight, and only 10% through diet or supplements. And, Vitamin D levels are lower in winter, when people get less sunlight.

Sunlight is free, it is a gift from God. It could save your life.

Amen

October 30, 2021

Today’s Tweets

October 26, 2021

Calvary Love, not Hollywood love.

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Wokeism is a cultural and political ideological takeover, a new kind of religion, and people should be free to abstain from it on the basis that freedom of religion should be a fundamental right.

In the western world, and elsewhere, ideological narrative has replaced religion and is the new religion.

One of the defining marks of this present age is how much blind trust people have in what they are told to believe by the government or media.

The typical modern person is mostly a product of indoctrination.

Thanks to Woke culture we now know which people are okay to mock, discriminate against or hate, and which arent. It isolates the real enemy of society, as defined by the Woke. It’s the moral police for people who have no morals, so they can feel morally superior to those who actually have morals. There’s never been a greater manifestation of hypocrisy than Woke culture.

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“Fascists believed in collectivism, authoritarianism, the merger of big business with the state, controlled speech, segregation of social groups, subordination of rights and freedoms to the government’s arbitrary wishes. Today’s leftists believe the same. Leftists are fascists.”

  • Maxime Bernier

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Are you the property of the State? Are your children?

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We think we are giving up everything to follow Christ, when, in reality, we are gaining everything.

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The Holy Spirit will guide you into holiness, not surprisingly.

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The best we can hope and pray for someone is they be taught by God.

“It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.” (John 6:45)

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God is never the problem, unless one has a problem with Him.

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The world is an illusion, but the consequences of chasing an illusion are real.

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“Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it…”

(Psalm 127:1a)

Think of your life as a spiritual house which can, either, be built by the LORD, or self made.

We can think of churches and families in this way also.

Unless the LORD builds our life, and makes something of it, we labor in vain if we try to build it independently.

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As Christ’s Kingdom comes in a person’s life, He exposes, deconstructs, demolishes and replaces every other competing kingdom.

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The Bible says Jesus Christ will judge the world on Judgment Day. This world is condemned, but there is no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, who follow Him. Those who do the things Jesus Christ condemns are, understandably, under His condemnation, and they can know this simply by opening a Bible and reading it. And they can also understand the Good News, and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.

But know that this world is condemned, and please escape being condemned along with it. You’re living in a condemned world which has no future. Sin has no future. The only real future you can have is in Christ.

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If you are in Christ, that’s where you are: you’re in Christ.

There is no distance between you and Christ if you are in Christ.

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Today, what can God do in your life?

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One of the characteristics of man-made ministries, churches and movements is that frauds can prosper, whereas, in the NT pattern, frauds are exposed quickly, and the reason for this is that it is RELATIONAL, whereas man-made things are not.

One of the traits of fake Christian leaders is they are reluctant to publicly call out what is fake.

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When we read the Book of Acts we see that being filled with the Holy Spirit meant something which is rarely known or experienced today.

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“And He (Jesus) is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.” (Col. 1:18)

The preeminence of Jesus Christ in all things:

  • He is the central subject, at the center of everything
  • Everything derives its meaning in relation to Him
  • His teaching has the preeminence to all other teaching
  • He is the author, life and power of it, and He leads and guides

Etc…

He already has the preeminence, so we should give Him the preeminence in all things.

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As Covid is spread just as easily by the vaccinated or unvaccinated, what is the logic behind vaccine passports and what purpose do they serve?

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After Jesus returns you’ll never hear anything untrue again, for all eternity. Lies will no longer exist because liars will not be in the Kingdom. Everything will be perfectly the truth, forever.

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To be born again means that in Christ you are a new person, and the person you were before is now dead.

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If you’ve repented of something, you no longer do it.

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It’s impossible for a materialistic person to know Jesus Christ.

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If our life is our worship, as Jesus taught it should be, then, what happens for one hour on a Sunday doesn’t define worship, because it doesn’t define our life with God.

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Nothing can compare with knowing the Lord Jesus Christ.

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We try our best to convince people of the truth in Jesus Christ, and so we should, because He commanded we should, and yet knowing that we alone can’t convince anyone, it is the LORD alone who can convince. He convinced me.

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If you like sin, do you also like the wages it pays?

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A true Christian can confidently believe their future will be infinitely better than their past.

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Are you persevering in prayer for your friends and seeing the victory?

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There’s no limit to what the Lord can do through us, we’ve just got to seek His will and do it.

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Every truth in the Bible is a doctrine of grace. It’s error to think that only certain truths represent grace, and others don’t.

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To glory in anything other than the LORD is a fake glory.

Wedding of our daughter, Shmita

October 22, 2021

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I2D0g0uzqvAF2KAFQY4Lmtr00bbdMRxa/view?usp=sharing

Today’s Tweets

October 19, 2021

What an incredible privilege that we can live with Him forever.

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Whatever your problem or difficulty, the Lord is the answer.

Whatever your sin, the Lord is the answer.

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We are your people forever, Lord.

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You can’t help God out, but you can be His instrument.

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Conformity to Christ is the conformity we need.

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“…How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?” (Heb. 2:3a)

Salvation is great:

  • Great was the cost of Calvary to Christ and the Father.
  • Great was Christ’s suffering to accomplish our salvation.
  • Great was the transaction within the Godhead to reconcile man.
  • Great is the One who died for sinners.
  • Great was the Incarnation, which was necessary to accomplish our salvation.
  • Great is the love and mercy which saved us.
  • Great glory to God for saving sinners and transforming them into the image of His Son, for salvation is His work.
  • Great is the sin we are saved from.
  • Great is the punishment we are saved from.
  • Great and eternal benefit for those who are saved.
  • Great is the transformation from sinner to new creation in Christ.
  • Great in its magnitude and reach: a great multitude is saved.

“Saved” is a great truth and a great proclamation for those who know they are saved.

It seems surreal for many today to hear about being “saved”.

But if you are indeed saved, there’s nothing surreal or unreal about it.

I once was lost, but now am found.

“…You turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” (1 Thess. 1:9b-10)

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Someone says, “Only Jesus can judge me, because He alone is perfect!”.

Jesus said: “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him— the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” (John 12:48)

So, those who reject His words will be judged by those same words they reject.

So, whenever anyone hears God’s word, it is life to them now, if they believe it, or, judgment to them later, if they don’t believe it.

And, telling people what Jesus said is the same as Jesus telling them, and it is Jesus telling them, by His Spirit.

He said, ‘Go in my name’, which means, ‘Tell them what I said, give them my teaching’.

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Do you have an alternative to living by faith?

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What is the “spirit of antichrist”, “antichrists” and “the antichrist”?

Two elements: It opposes the real Christ, the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible, AND it does this by substituting the real Jesus for a fake Jesus, a counterfeit.

Fake concepts of who Jesus is do not represent Him, they are substitutes for Him.

A fake “gospel” message represents a fake Christ.

You have to know whether the “Jesus” that is presented actually exists, and is not a different kind of “Jesus” than the one described in the Bible.

You will have to spend much time in the Gospels and the whole Bible to know how to tell the difference between the real Jesus, the real Gospel message, and a counterfeit.

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The false christs (which Jesus said would come) don’t necessarily call themselves Jesus or the Messiah, but they take the place the real Lord Jesus should have in people’s lives.

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What if you had the power to make people believe stupid things are cool?

This is how the world works.

Today’s Tweets

October 17, 2021

Follow Jesus. Be His disciple. Keep His word.

How is this complicated?

It’s only complicated if one doesn’t want to do it.

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God didn’t create the human race because He needed to or was lonely. He was getting on fine without us.

God has always existed.

Mankind is a recent creation – newly arrived on the scene.

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If you trust the Lord, He knows that you do.

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God’s blessing is automatic on any stance which honors Him.

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If you don’t like sin, know that God REALLY doesn’t like it.

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Is Jesus easy to please?

He is certainly easy to displease.

But who is conscious of whether their thoughts, words and actions are a delight to Him?

His love toward us never wavers, yet we have the capacity to grieve Him.

Live in what is well pleasing to Him.

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It’s impossible for Jesus to fail the one who has put their trust in Him.

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Captain Kirk got the ride of a lifetime last week, and yet the Bible says that all who love Jesus will get a much better ride, as they are caught up into the air to meet Him at His coming, so it’s kind of like a rocket trip but without the rocket. It’s real, and it’s true. Heaven is better than science fiction because it’s real.

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“God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.”

(Acts 17:24-25)

God giving you every breath you take should not be filed under the heading of ‘religion’. It’s a little closer to home than that.

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Look around you. All the people you see will soon pass over into eternity, and be either in Heaven or Hell, forever.

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No, we can’t change the world, but we can change our own life, and, in doing so, our small corner of the world has been changed.

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In true Christianity, in a multicultural setting, living at peace with non-Christians has nothing to do with accepting or condoning their beliefs, because, if you did so, you wouldn’t be a true Christian.

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If parental rights keep being eroded then it will come to the point where the children of Christians will be taken from them because of their beliefs. This is the path Joe wants to take you down, as well as other western leaders.

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Iran has it’s Religious Police.

And you will have your friendly local ‘Thought Police’ knocking on your door in the middle of the night checking whether your social media comments are compliant with the state.

Today’s Tweets

October 14, 2021

In Christ, God imputes His perfect righteousness to us, and, on this basis, and with this knowledge, that God counts us as perfectly righteous in His sight because of Christ, we are to do what is right, good and pleasing in His sight.

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Salvation was and is entirely God’s idea and plan.

It did not originate with man, even though man has made his own futile schemes to try and attain salvation.

What do you think?

God has offered salvation to YOU, in Jesus Christ, His Son, so you would be wise to accept the offer.

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The devil can energize people to pursue their dreams, but, in the end, leave them washed up when they realize it was just a dream they were chasing.

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Was wondering this morning if Wuhan is making any new viruses, then later saw a news report that it is.

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We believe Jesus Christ, therefore we’re full of hope.

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“…And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.” (Rev. 21:21b)

Kind of symbolically significant that gold is finally under our feet.

And, if, while walking down this golden street, you happen to see your reflection, will you recognize yourself?

Because you’re going to be a glorious person, who looks something like the glorious Son of God, Jesus Christ.

“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” (1 John 3:2)

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Today, if you’ve beheld the LORD on His Throne and worshipped Him, think of His rightful claim on your life.

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Everything which exists had to be conceptualized, designed and engineered.

There also had to be a reason and purpose for it to be created.

Have a look around you.

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In these last days, spiritual survival is more important than physical survival.

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One of the great paradoxes of life is that a person can be highly intelligent, and yet lose their own soul. Or, achieve great things, and yet lose their own soul. Or, amass wealth and popularity, and yet lose their own soul. According to Jesus.

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If you are a servant of God, what does that relationship look like?

And if you’re not a servant of God, why aren’t you?

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Trust Him, because He loves you.

Love Him, because He loves you.

Obey Him, because He loves you.

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Huge asteroids frequently whiz by our planet. So many near misses. Of course, it could never happen, right!? Maybe God deflects them? What if God decides not to deflect one?

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Bible prophecy is indeed a “doomsday” message for those who don’t follow the only Lord and Savior there is, Jesus Christ, for they are indeed doomed unless they repent.

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Don’t let another sinner cause you to sin.

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We always pray according to the purpose of our life. If our purpose is the Kingdom of God, then we pray accordingly. Or, if our purpose is our own kingdom and glory, then we pray accordingly.

So, we just need to know what the purpose of our life really should be, and pray and act accordingly.

The reason and purpose we are here on earth should define our approach to prayer.

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What we do with our time constitutes our life… …and it’s over in no time.

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Teaching: explain and apply scripture.

No need, necessarily, to refer to theological paradigms or vocabulary which didn’t exist when the scriptures were written.

They have to see it in the word of God. If they are taught by God, they will.

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Even the one who has the outward appearance of being the most saintly person on earth has repeatedly broken God’s moral law: both in the letter of the law, and in the spirit and intent of the law: that we should love God with all our heart, and our neighbor as ourself. And therefore they will be judged by the law, unless they have fled to Christ for refuge, and He is their Advocate and Savior.

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This pandemic has demonstrated that the fear of death is still a dominant trait in the human psyche, and governments can cash in on it, as religions have done in the past.

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We pray daily, “…Thy will be done!”

That’s pretty exciting, to see Him work His will.

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“Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.” (1 Peter 4:19)

God’s faithfulness is never in question.

Can you commit your soul to the One who created you, knowing He loves you as only your Creator can?

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Our identity should be in Christ: dead to sin, and risen with Him (Rom. 6:1-8) so, therefore, is it valid to have two identities: one, in Christ, as well as keeping your own separate identity?

Identity is who you are, and who you are defines everything else in your life.

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The love of God is a good meditation, and an endless one.

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No true Christian has to tolerate being oppressed by evil spirits.

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Language has become much cruder over the course of this generation. Fifty years ago cussing and expletives were quite different to now. The quest was to become as vulgar and offensive as possible. You want others to identify with you in your sin, a kind of perverse fellowship.

But surely it must plateau off at some point, when all the vulgar words are so common that no one thinks them vulgar anymore, and it gets harder to offend anyone, and this futile quest begins to be seen as the idiotic exercise it is.

Today’s Tweets

October 8, 2021

The Rock of the Church

“He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.

And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”

(Matthew 16:15-18)

Peter is not the rock on which Jesus will build His church.

It is the action of the Father revealing to men who Jesus is which is the rock or foundation on which Jesus builds His church.

When the Father reveals His Son to people then that is Jesus building His church.

It shows that church can only be based on a shared revelation of Christ and nothing else. Culture, tradition, social class, economic class, ethnicity, language, shared interests, favorite doctrines, theological specialty, etc. are no basis for a church. Such would be a man made church.

For a church to be birthed and sustained and mature it can only be because it is firmly fixed on the revelation of who Jesus is. This is the vision. It is Him.

Therefore, the revelation of who Jesus is should be the central part of any church: the focus in teaching, in preaching the gospel, in praying for folks.

And the gates of Hell cannot prevail against such a church.

“…Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:20a)

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No one can save their own soul. They have to look to the Lord Jesus to save it.

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It’s quite normal for those with eternal life to think often about eternity.

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Spending time alone with God should be our first priority in life – the most important thing we do with our time – the greatest experience of our life, and the source of our power and joy.

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If we’re faithful in prayer, we’ll be faithful in all else.

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Sanctification

“They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” (John 17:16-17)

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” (1 John 2:15-17)

Jesus is not of this world, He is of another world. His nature is different to the nature of fallen mankind, He is holy.

His people, likewise, belong to Heaven, not to this world. God has made them holy by the Blood of the Lamb, and God is making them holy in all their thoughts, words and deeds.

These principles and characteristics of the world are not to be found in a disciple of Jesus of Nazareth, because they are not found in Him.

Sanctification is the daily work of the Holy Spirit, by the word of God, separating us from the things of the world, and uniting and establishing us, instead, in the things of the Kingdom of Heaven, the things which conform to nature of the holy Son of God.

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Everything has its proper place, except for those things which should have no place.

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The Arts might have meaning in relation to the human experience, but rarely have meaning in relation to God, though often hostile to Him.

I have always liked Bob Dylan’s work.

It has meaning in terms of the human experience.

The artistic quality is amazing.

But in relation to God it has no meaning, except for some of His gospel songs.

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The Christian religion can’t give eternal life, but Jesus Christ can and does.

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A true Christian is never running out of time because they have eternal life.

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People are either seeking God or trying to avoid Him.

Any unbeliever who was genuinely seeking God would have found Him.

God has never failed to reveal Himself to any genuine seeker.

Religious devotion or spiritual fascination is not the same as genuinely seeking God.

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Learn to trust Him more.

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How can a person say they believe in Jesus but not believe what He said?

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Patience is always more fruitful than impatience.

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The Bible says, the fear of the Lord is the BEGINNING of wisdom. This means it is the gateway to the love of God and the glories of Christ’s Kingdom. If someone doesn’t fear the Lord it means they think they can sin against God and get away with it, or they pretend that sin is not sin at all. Either way, they are openly defying God. Therefore they are fools and don’t have the fear of God, and therefore can’t begin to understand the amazing love of Christ.

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The church is a people, not an organization, and these people are supposed to be the expression of the Kingdom of God on earth. That is, how these people live, function, represent the Lord, proclaim His word, and relate to one another is how the Kingdom is expressed in the world.

“…That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” (John 17:21)

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If God the Holy Spirit is living in your body then why can’t you have revival right now?

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If someone could see into Heaven, and also into the fire of Hell, surely they would then understand what salvation means, as in what is at stake for them personally? That is, if they had thought salvation is merely some religious concept.

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Without holiness no one will see the Lord. (Ref. Heb. 12:14)

If we are not holy, we won’t be seeing the Lord.

Salvation is a gift, it is not earned, however, even if a person says they believe they are saved by grace, through faith, yet, without holiness they won’t be seeing the Lord.

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After you’ve been reconciled to God by faith in Jesus Christ, you can talk to God and He listens. It’s so wonderful. Fellowship with God is the greatest thing, because it’s what He created us for.

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“Salvation is not making a good person better. It is making a dead person alive in Christ.” unquote

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Can a person self analyze and know how much faith in God they have?

See:

Mark 11:22-24

James 1:6-8

1 John 3:18-23

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Jesus created the universe, and yet still people don’t accept Him, so it’s not such a big deal if people don’t accept you.

G3

October 8, 2021

Seeing on social media there’s been a big evangelical conference this last week called, G3. It appears to represent the “non-charismatic”, or even “anti-charismatic”, sector of the body of Christ.

These people are rightly against the false “prosperity gospel”, yet the emphasis on merchandising, and the huge amounts these people are making from selling their message, seem to stand as a contradiction and as hypocrisy. There is big money in refuting the “prosperity gospel”.

Now, why can’t we be against the “prosperity gospel ” and the “fake prophetic”, and yet still have supernatural gifts of the Spirit, and also honor the Lord by not selling His message for profit?

And as well, return to the Biblical pattern of church?

Let’s be honest, where in evangelicalism today can we see anything resembling the New Testament church?

Is this too much to ask?