Today’s Tweets

October 4, 2022

True Christians have an acute sense of justice, but they have to restrain themselves from being the executors of it.

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Self-glory will one day be shame, so better to drop that nonsense.

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The Holy Spirit produces much better fruit than we ever could.

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God is love.

So, if you want to experience what love really is, you’ll need to experience God.

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True Christians are really looking forward to Jesus’ return.

This world has passed its use by date.

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If we have not been seeking the LORD with all our heart, that’s something we need to repent of and ask His forgiveness.

Seeking His face goes way beyond duty or spiritual maintenance.

Yet, a sense of duty to God is a good thing, and essential.

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Nearly every commercial preacher today is humanistic and anthropocentic, not Christocentric.

It has to be that way, otherwise they won’t be a commercial success.

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If God didn’t give us this day our daily bread we would starve.

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There’s a difference between allegiance to a religion and allegiance to The King.

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Love is something most humans can relate to and want.

God didn’t create love.

God is love, the scriptures say.

But love is not God.

God is personal, not pantheistic.

God created all things, but those things aren’t God.

God loved a world which does not love Him, the scriptures say.

Today’s Tweets

October 3, 2022

“The righteous considers the cause of the poor, But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.”

(Proverbs 29:7)

The writer of the Proverbs frequently addressed the cause of the poor, and how God cares for them.

…And he was the richest man on earth, King Solomon.

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The person who has no time to think is really quite a vulnerable person.

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The Woke religion gives immoral people a false sense of feeling virtuous.

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Independent Fact Checkers have found that most of the last 2 years has been a scam.

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Truly independent fact checkers have found that the common assumption, that those who have a personal belief that climate change is not solely due to human activity (and therefore, as such, must be ecologically irresponsible people, and therefore, as such, must be a danger to society) to be a false assumption and an ideological or political expression of hate toward such people.

Ron DeSantis is a case in point.

Because he is a climate skeptic he is being blamed for Hurricane Ian.

However, where is the proof that Ron DeSantis is damaging the environment?

How is Ron DeSantis damaging the environment any more than anyone else?

He’s not.

So it’s beyond stupid to blame climate skeptics for hurricanes.

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A century ago nearly everyone was “far right”, according to the current pejorative use of that term. It seems that now anyone with moral values is politically “far right”.

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We never want to develop a detached, clinical attitude toward war. It should never be normalized.

People’s lives are precious, therefore war is a disgusting evil and an obscenity.

And yet it’s foolish to disarm for the sake of peace. It only encourages aggressors.

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Someone was talking about the “structure of corporate worship”, and I suggested they look at 1 Cor. 14.

Maybe not what they had in mind.

It will deconstruct their traditional ideas about what church should be.

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If people’s minds go blank when they read 1 Cor. 14 it’s because they are seeing what they don’t want to see, which challenges their preconceptions, and their preconceptions only see what they want to see, so they subconsciously block it out, perhaps as an unconscious self protection mechanism. And this could be true of any passage of scripture which challenges someone’s preconceptions.

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The collapse of the family precedes the collapse of society.

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“Spiritual delight in God arises chiefly from his beauty and perfection, not from the blessings he gives us.”

— Jonathan Edwards

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The Lord Jesus foretold the future. Some of what He said would happen happened in the first century, and some is taking place now, but the most serious things are yet to come: a time of trouble so great that unless God shortens it no one will survive. Be ready.

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Jesus said emphatically, ‘You must be born again!’.

You MUST be.

Why ‘MUST’?

Because the consequences of dying in an un-born-again state are too horrifying to contemplate.

God’s solution to sin, and to us as sinners, is to recreate us into holy people, into His own children.

He does this when we are born again, by faith in Jesus Christ resulting in true repentance of our sins.

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To miss out on God is to miss out big time.

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That many people erroneously believed Jesus was returning at a certain time, or even set dates, has no bearing upon when He will return.

It’s certainly a cautionary lesson against date setting.

And Peter said one of the signs of the Lord’s return is people will grow weary of the expectation, and mock the idea, and say, ‘Where is the promise of His coming?’ …that is, they become disillusioned and don’t believe He can return in their lifetime.

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There is something greater than life itself.

It’s Him.

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The ironic thing about pride is that we have nothing to be proud of if everything is by the grace of God.

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For all the people who will die this year, for them personally, it’s the same as if Jesus returned this year.

So the timing of the Lord’s return, though important, is not the most important thing.

The most important thing is we are ready to leave this earth and stand before Him today.

It’s good He told us what would happen before He comes so we can count the cost of following Him.

No one will be able to say they weren’t warned that terrible times are coming.

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The wisest person in the world is simply the one who believes and puts into practice what Jesus said.

See Matthew 7:24-27.

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“Let all that you do be done with love.”

1 Corinthians 16:14

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There is a direct correlation between prayers of faith and God moving in people’s lives. Pray in faith and you will see God working in people’s lives.

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As there is only one Jesus, there can only be one Gospel.

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The greatest absurdity man has come up with so far is the notion that everything accidentally made itself.

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It is very common for people’s understanding of scripture to be shaped by their fears or desires, and not by what it actually says.

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After a glorious letter, magnifying the glorious Son of God, the King of Glory, John ends it with this sober admonition:

“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.” (1 John 5:21)

Amazing, that after having experienced His love, glory and power we still need to be reminded to keep ourselves from idols, but we do.

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Facing reality, however scripture describes that reality, is paramount, and for the person of sound mind, harsh realities don’t change anything regarding their faith in God, or their belief in His power and love.

What we have oftentimes in such discussions as these are neurotic rebounding reactions.

For example, if someone reads the book of Revelation, then decides they need to hide away from society and not preach the Gospel, it simply means they are neurotic. It has no bearing on the reality of the facts which God has declared will take place.

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Facing reality, however scripture describes that reality, is paramount, and for the person of sound mind, harsh realities don’t change anything regarding their faith in God, or their belief in His power and love.

What we have oftentimes in such discussions as these are neurotic rebounding reactions.

For example, if someone reads the book of Revelation, then decides they need to hide away from society and not preach the Gospel, it simply means they are neurotic. It has no bearing on the reality of the facts which God has declared will take place.

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So glad He decided to make us.

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As a created being, perhaps the most important thing you can do is open your mouth and speak to your Creator.

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Forgiveness from Jesus Christ is FAR more than getting off the hook, it is the entrance into the amazing love of God and becoming His child and becoming like Him so that we can have fellowship and true friendship with Him.

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When God made human beings He had something more in mind than just 70 or 80 years. He had forever in mind.

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The high points of my day are when I turn aside and get alone for a moment and look up into Heaven and just worship my Father, and His Son, overwhelmed with awe at who He is.

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From a Biblical perspective it’s better to think of yourself as just another human being of Adam’s race, and not black or white or anything else, because that is what you are.

And if you have been joined to Christ by the new birth and are a new creature in Him, a member of His body, then even more reason to drop the distinctions.

It doesn’t mean you have to be ashamed of your natural or cultural heritage, it just means it no longer defines who you are.

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This is just my opinion, based on my understanding of 1 Cor. 14 and other passages:

If you desire to worship the LORD in song, do so, as much as your heart desires. Sing all night if you want to. You surely have enough time to. And you can sing while you drive, or go about your tasks (unless you want to spare the listeners).

However, when you come together as the assembly (church) get straight into prayer and the word of God.

A few songs would be fine, singing to one another in scriptural songs.

The early church did not have a “worship service”.

It was about building one another up in the LORD.

Might sound strange to you.

But test it with scripture.

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Spiritual means supernatural.

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Jesus said that the love of many would grow cold in the last days.

For example, how many people are there who care about your soul?

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If psychology is effective, why didn’t Jesus use it?

Someone might say, ‘Jesus didn’t know about psychology, but had He known He would have used it’.

No.

Even if Israel happened to be flooded with psychologists back then, He still wouldn’t have used psychology.

See, whatever Jesus did, it worked.

Let’s follow Him, understanding how He set the captives free.

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a. What is the Spirit of God doing in the world today?

b. What part, if any, do you have in the work the Spirit of God is doing in the world today?

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Kingdoms come, kingdoms go, but the word of the LORD remains forever.

The word of the LORD is the only true constant in this ever changing world.

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Those politicians who incentivized illegal immigration should open their doors to these poor people and have them camping in their yard.

They don’t want a wall at the border, but they want walls around their mansions.

They are using these poor people as political pawns.

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Said no one to Jesus,

“Jesus, you’re into religion, that’s your thing, but I’m just not into religion…”

Or…

“Yeah… raising the dead, making cripples walk, and making the blind to see… that’s an interesting religion, that’s a nice religion, Jesus, but too bad I’m not religious!”

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People put a lot of emphasis on personal appearance, but under our skin we all look pretty much the same.

On the Queen’s passing

September 10, 2022

After hearing the news of the Queen’s passing, and getting alone to process it, I must admit I got a little teary, like as in losing a friend.

She has always been there. Some of our earliest childhood memories concern the Queen.

Personally, I wouldn’t call her a leader. I don’t think she led anyone. I would call her a figurehead of an era, a more civilized era.

Whatever you believe about empires, it will make no difference as to their existence or continuity.

Just a passing thought: if you were in her shoes, born for the throne, living in the lap of luxury all your life, never having to do any physical labor, having everyone bow to you…. and this is how you lived for 96 years… would you still be a gracious and humble person?

Message from the Queen

September 10, 2022

Today’s Tweets

September 8, 2022

If we conform ourselves to God’s word then I can’t see how we can also conform ourselves to any particular culture?

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“One of the main ministries of the Holy Spirit is to convict the world of sin, so if your church doesn’t talk about sin, the Holy Spirit is not in your ministry.”

—Paul Washer

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The meaning of life is to glorify the LORD Jesus Christ.

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If people in the world prayed honestly it would go something like this, “Lord, I’m not interested in you, okay?”.

God wants honesty. If you’re not interested in Him, tell Him.

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If the Spirit of God dwells in you you will be looking at Jesus more than yourself.

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Truth never changes.

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Cessationism can have two different interpretations. The correct definition is that the office of Apostle has ceased, the Canon is closed, yet nothing else about the operation of the Holy Spirit, as described in scripture,  has changed.

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In some form or other we should be instruments of the LORD.

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“What is going to happen when billions discover that they have been misled about the vaccine?”

By then there will be greater crises demanding their attention and they’ll forget about it.

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It’s true to observe there are saved people who’ve never been filled with the Holy Spirit.

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If God is in you then you couldn’t help  but think about Him often, right?

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Anyone who claims to be the shepherd over a group of people must then also acknowledge their responsibility before God for such a claim, and  be willing to be held accountable by God for the spiritual condition of all the people they claim to shepherd.

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What do you call a Christian who is trying to avoid the reality of who Jesus is?

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God is the ultimate authority, therefore His word is the expression of His authority.

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Everything false prophets project is simply a projection of their selfish nature, and they appeal to the selfish nature in their devotees.

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If a “church” is a registered organization then it’s automatically under government jurisdiction.

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The Christ will personally deal with the anti-christ.

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Man, is the world in for a shock when Jesus returns.

An Atheist’s worst nightmare.

The most terrifying event possible.

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God’s Sovereignty should never be used as an excuse for sin – to resign ourselves, in that, if we sin, it must have been God’s Sovereign will, because nothing can happen apart from His Sovereign will.

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Guilt is valid if we refuse to repent.

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If you don’t believe the words of God, then why do you believe the words of men?

Why would you reject the words of God and cling to the words of men?

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Why are you even conscious of skin color?

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Nearly every commercial preacher today is humanistic and anthropocentic,  not Christocentric.

It has to be that way, otherwise they won’t be a commercial success.

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If we have not been seeking the LORD with all our heart, that’s something we need to repent of and ask His forgiveness.

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If God didn’t give us this day our daily bread we would starve.

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God is just as described in the Bible, in case you were wondering.

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If you take the time to get alone with God for an extended time then you’ll have wonderful fellowship with Him.

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Paul never tried to impress anyone.

He wanted people to have what he had.

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We encounter people who know so much about varying subjects, yet know nothing about God.

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Disciples of Jesus have more in common than not in common because they are members of the one body of Christ.

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What we pray about shows what we really care about.

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The most powerful truth about Christian marriage is that God makes you one.

“The two shall be one flesh”.

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Everyone wants to be free, but many mistakenly want to be free from God.

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If we heed God’s word, we’re wise.

If not, we’re fools.

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Everything we think, say or do should be such that God sees it as a worship of Him.

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The Lord’s Prayer covers the full spectrum of human experience and existence in relation to God, and this constitutes His Kingdom. Jesus said it is the way to pray.

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Jesus is far more glorious than we can imagine, therefore the image of Him produced by human imagination is not Him.

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In the Christian life, maturity means to become more like Jesus.

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With false prophets it’s always about SELF.

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Jesus Christ is the only truly selfless Man who ever lived.

Today’s Tweets

August 24, 2022

Disciples of Jesus have more in common than not in common. They are one body.

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Talk to Him often.

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We know the Holy Spirit’s works by the focus on Jesus Christ.

“He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.” (John 16:14)

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What we pray about shows what we really care about.

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At the Judgment Seat of Christ there will be no reward for having continuously posted pictures of yourself.

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The most powerful truth about Christian marriage is God makes you one.

“The two shall be one flesh”.

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If we’re not praying the basic truths and concepts outlined in the Lord’s Prayer, then what are we praying?

The Lord’s Prayer covers the full spectrum of man’s relationship to God, and God’s dealing with man: His Kingdom.This is how to pray.

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Everyone wants to be free, but many mistakenly want to be free from God.

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“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:11-12)

a. For love to grow cold it had to be there to begin with, so this is referring to Christians.

b. The overall effect or influence of false prophets produces lawlessness (loose living) in Christians, which in turn leads to them losing their love for the LORD.

It shows that false prophets preach a false gospel of cheap grace, whereby people think the grace and love of God will still apply to them if they are unrepentant or redefine what sin is so as to justify their chosen lifestyle.

“For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Jude 4)

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After we have been saved by Jesus Christ, it would be criminal to keep it a secret. We would have blood on our hands.

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Everything we think, say or do should be such that God sees it as worship of Him.

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How did Jesus “do church”?

Peter led the singing? Then John took up the offering? Then Jesus preached a 25 minute sermon?

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If we heed God’s word we are wise, and if we don’t, we’re fools. It’s that simple.

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Jesus is far more glorious than we can imagine, so don’t try and imagine what He looks like. If you do, it won’t be Him.

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If you don’t have the love of Christ, then do you even have a life?

Can you imagine this planet and this human race without the love of God? What would it be without His love?

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Once Jesus has justified a person by His own blood, then, as justification is now behind them, all there is is to live for His glory. And what a fantastic life that is.

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Don’t go advertising your body to the world, save it for your true companion, your true love, alone.

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Everybody has broken God’s law. Where He said, ‘You shall not!’, we defiantly replied, ‘We shall!’.

We are going to need His forgiveness, aren’t we?

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“Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were taken up by them.” (Luke 9:16-17)

Five loaves and two fishes were enough.

Whatever we have in our hand is enough for God to work with.

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“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit…” (Acts 2:4a)

This is how the church started.

But is it how it is today?

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Worship in song is just one of many ways to worship God, and while it is wonderful, it’s not the most important vehicle of worship.

And regarding songs, it’s not the melody or accompaniment which is the most important part, it is the truth igniting in the heart which is.

Therefore, only those who love the truth can truly worship in song.

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Set apart to God means set apart to do His will.

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In a true revival, people get emotional.

In a fake revival, people work themselves up into an emotional state.

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In the Christian life, maturity means to become more like Jesus.

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Presunptuous “faith” gets ahead of God.

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Pretending that you agree with or respect someone’s religion in order to please them is fake.

It’s not real friendship.

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“Superficial religion will always be fashionable because it does not require self denial.”

— Spurgeon

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If you sought the LORD today, did you find Him?

If you turned your eyes upon the LORD Jesus today, did you see Him?

Anyone who seeks the LORD, on His terms, will find Him. This is the pervasive theme of the Word of God. Jesus calls.

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We should partake of the Lord’s Table often just out of gratitude.

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The Cross of Christ removes any ground for pride or boasting.

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When TV preachers tell you the Gospel is the means to success they don’t tell you that most of the successful people in the world don’t believe the Gospel.

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Jesus Christ is the only truly SELFLESS Man who ever lived.

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It’s certainly true that if any Christian is preoccupied with things other than proclaiming Jesus Christ, then the devil has hijacked them.

Today’s Tweets

August 15, 2022

Because I’m in Jesus Christ I’m already happy. I don’t do things to try and make myself happy, because I’m already happy. That said, this happiness can spring up at anytime. It’s always there. It’s called Joy.

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A basic human right is the right to hold moral values of right and wrong, and to express them if you so desire.

If authorities are against you for simply expressing your view that something or someone is wrong, or that anyone’s actions are immoral, then your human rights have been violated.

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Consider, that Jesus Christ will never let you down. He is the truest Friend there is.

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Watching the BBC and learned that the reason women have no rights in Afghanistan is because it is a “Conservative” country.

See the propaganda?

“Conservatives” subjugate women.

“Conservatives” are bad.

The unthinking person doesn’t stand a chance, they will be brainwashed.

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Heard today:

“We live in a time when people can’t tell fact from fiction”

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Today is yesterday’s tomorrow. Today is the future of former days. Today is tomorrow’s yesterday. How does it feel to be living in the future, or in the past?

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Whatever we believe about God and living our life it should reflect exactly what the Bible teaches.

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We can’t exactly think we love someone if we can’t be bothered to pray for them.

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Christian, God is preparing us for eternity with Him in His never-ending Kingdom. Every day we are being prepared by Him.

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Remember, there’s a wrath to come.

How will you escape it?

Any plans formulated?

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Each person’s soul is of infinite value.

Wouldn’t it be an infinite tragedy if your soul was lost forever?

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Perhaps 90% of our prayer time should be praying for others by name.

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What happens when we pray is too fantastic to describe. To think that Almighty God hears us and responds!

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If the person we’re praying for gets truly filled with the Holy Spirit then that’s all our prayers answered in one. We can’t hope for better than that. And they don’t need anything more than that, and they certainly need nothing less than that.

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Only those who have Christ’s righteousness imputed to them by faith can stand guiltless and blameless before a thrice holy God.

The perfect righteousness of His Son is the only righteousness acceptable to Him.

Read Romans chapter 4.

Man builds Christendom.

Christendom is an amalgam of true and false elements, all mixed together.

Christ builds His Kingdom.

Many in Christendom are also in the Kingdom.

They have the word of God in their hands.

They will grow to place the word of God as higher authority than the word of man.

And thus Christ builds His church, which is His body, not an organization.

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The problems of society are, in essence, and at their root, spiritual problems.

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And Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” (Luke 12:15)

If your life is not what you possess or have achieved, or any glory you receive from others, then, what does your life consist of?

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Jesus prayed in a garden. He prayed in the desert. He prayed on the grassy hills of Galilee – wherever He could get away from people and get alone.

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I’m glad Jesus is the judge, and not someone else.

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Believing in Jesus Christ also entails believing He has a plan and purpose for your life. Then, believing He has a plan and purpose for your life will entail believing in His providence and providential actions toward that end. So, we need to watch out for His providential actions toward that end and expect them.

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When an ostrich sticks its head in the sand it is not doing it because it doesn’t believe or know there is danger, it does it because it mistakenly thinks if it denies the danger exists then it will be safe.

Its sticking its head in the sand is a reaction to the truth, not an ignorance of it.

All people know the truth, they just deny what they know:

“…suppressing the truth in unrighteousness…” (Rom.1:18)

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“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.” (1 John 5:21)

An idol can be anything which takes the rightful place in our lives which belongs to the LORD alone.

God sees it as an exchange. We exchanged Him for something else. We replaced Him.

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One of the vital elements of a life of worship is to be in utter awe of God.

Today’s Tweets

August 14, 2022

“In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2)

“Mansions” means dwelling places: rooms, living spaces, houses or such like.

No doubt, a much better kind of house than we live in now.

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“Religious”, in the negative sense of the word, means any spiritual activity disconnected from the reality of knowing Jesus Christ by faith.

In Christianity, there’s a whole bunch of stuff which would come under this term.

No one ever knows what a day will bring.

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Jacob had to be given a limp before his name could be changed to Israel.

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“Alaska Prophecy Cruise” ….

Oh no… prophecy cruise?? What a joke.

Too bad Jeremiah or John the Baptist aren’t here to join the cruise.

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“….He whose heart is kind beyond all measure…”

  • old song.

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Worship the living God.

“Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.” (Rev. 14:7)

The mountains are His.

The rivers are His.

The galaxies are His.

LORD of the Universe.

LORD of Heaven and Earth.

Jesus Christ.

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Have a robust faith because your faith is in Him, and He is faithful.

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The LORD knows who His faithful ones are.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Tim. 4:7)

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LORD Jesus, help us to understand how much you love us.

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom. 5:8)

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Jesus is the truth, and His disciples simply bring this truth to others.

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The only authority on life after death is the Man who came back from the dead, never to die again.

This life is only temporary, but eternity stretches on forever.

So, what are you going to do?

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The mainstream media is totally partisan. Fair and balanced reporting and commentary is nearly extinct. Each outlet serves a particular political agenda.

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Bad language is no longer bad.

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To an avowed communist man I met: ‘So, Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Chairman Mao and Pol Pot would be your heroes?’

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As Christians, the world should become progressively empty and vain to us, because we are not of it, if we are growing in Christ, and with this declining interest in the things of the world, our interest in God and in people should replace it.

Faith is given to us to do His will, not our own.

When the law becomes political it’s no longer the law, it’s a joke.

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“Sin can bring pleasure, but never happiness.“

— RC Sproul

The Bible says, the body without the spirit is dead, and in the same way, one’s spirit without the Holy Spirit is dead. Apart from the Holy Spirit everyone’s spirit is dead.

Dead in sin. Spiritual death is separation from God.

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Who compares to Jesus Christ?

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“Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness…”

(Psalm 112:4a)

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How much is God involved in your life?

If the Holy Spirit is in you (and the Holy Spirit is indeed God) then we could say that God is very involved in your life.

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A money preacher said, ‘God will give you what you want, claim it!’.

I replied, ‘What if you’re covetous? Will God still give you what you want?’.

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“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for ALL men…”

(1 Timothy 2:1)

This will keep us busy.

The present state of the world is exactly how the prophets said it would be in the last days prior to the return of the LORD Jesus Christ.

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Whatever sin in others repulses, grieves or hurts us, we need to acknowledge that the same sin lurks within our own sin nature, somewhere deep in our heart, at least in some measure, as we all inherited a sin nature.

We have a sin nature, a natural bent to disobey and shun God, and this is why Jesus said, ‘You must be born again!’ …so He can give us a new nature, which is His nature.

See Galatians 5. Our sin nature is called “the flesh”.

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God created each one of us as a masterpiece, then we threw that priceless masterpiece into the sewer. This describes the state of man, and why we all need to become a new creation in Christ.

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Christian, you might be far more blessed than you think or realize.

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The creation should serve its Creator.

The beauty of nature is the beauty of its Creator.

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His love is infinite.

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It’s fair to say that when someone has false views of God, and heretical ideas about the truths of scripture, or a lifestyle which is not harmonious with Jesus of Nazareth, then, if they claim to have intimacy with God we need to ask, which God? And which Jesus? And which Spirit? And which Gospel?

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Walking in the Spirit is predicated upon a person knowing the reality of the Holy Spirit indwelling them all the time, therefore, moment by moment it is this reality which governs their thoughts, words and actions. If their thoughts, words and actions, choices and decisions, are in harmony with the indwelling Holy Spirit, and they know His witness within them, having peace with what He is at peace with, and being disturbed by what disturbs Him, they live, moment by moment by this dynamic. And if they don’t, they know it and quickly repent.

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In any sphere of human life, society, or politics, if you raise the issue of morality, or right and wrong, you are, ultimately, referring to a spiritual concept.

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What we think about God’s word is what we think about God.

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Jesus saved me 35 years ago. For every moment of every day since then He has been real to me. I’m very happy He saved me. Very happy He changed my heart toward God, toward others, and toward my own sinful nature. Very happy to no longer fear death and Judgment Day. Very happy to have His assurance and promise that I will live with Him and His people forever.

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The Thought Police are not interested in actual crimes.

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Surely, a person in whom Jesus Christ indwells will become likeminded with Him? They will certainly desire to be, with all their heart.

What do we need?

We need Him.

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The LORD’s Prayer has the guiding place in a disciple’s prayer life because the LORD said, when you pray, pray this way.

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I don’t like anything to do with the devil.

How many people are there that the LORD takes pleasure in?

Today’s Tweets

July 24, 2022

Christian, whatever God has called you to do He has called you to do it by the power of His Spirit, and not in your own strength or ability.

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No one can do better than the Holy Spirit can.

We shouldn’t think we can do better than Him, implied by our attitude and the way we function.

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Did you know that the Holy Spirit in you is, Himself, God, and that He’s lived forever and has no beginning or end?

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The life which is produced by, and is the outcome of, the fullness of the Holy Spirit, that is the good life.

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If we seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness then we’ll have no lack of the Holy Spirit.

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Why should we ever entertain a thought which is incompatible with the Holy Spirit?

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According to such scriptures as this, many who claim to be Christians aren’t Christians at all.

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Cor. 6:9-10)

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It’s possible to be a faithful church attender and yet never have fellowship or even understand what it is.

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When churches try to create an emotional experience then that’s all they get.

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His church loves Him.

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“He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”

(1 John 2:6)

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If God in Christ has forgiven all our sins, can we imagine just how many sins that amounts to which He has forgiven?

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Our greatest joy should be the LORD, Himself.

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It’s a great blessing to understand what vanity is, from God’s perspective.

See Ecclesiastes chapter 1.

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There’s more things which God does daily for each person than is humanly possible to acknowledge or thank Him for.

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If you don’t care about a particular person it could well be that no one else in the sweet wide world will either.

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You’re praying for someone and then you think, Is there anyone who cares about this person’s soul? Do they even care about their soul?

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Father, please save my friend, just like you saved me.

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If we ask God to have mercy on someone then we should look expectantly for that to happen.

Why would we ask such a thing if we don’t believe it will happen?

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If we lived our life but didn’t love the LORD then we wasted our life.

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An infinite God is able to know every person on this planet personally and intimately, and love and care for each one. Being infinite, He can hear and answer billions of prayers at once and not get bored or tired.

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“The natural man’s sin is he wants the benefits of God without God Himself.”

— RC Sproul

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With how a church assembly functions, it should not be about who is in control of a church (because the LORD alone should be) but about whom God holds responsible and accountable for the spiritual condition of that assembly.

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It is only by the grace of God and the sheer redemptive power of Jesus’ shed blood if someone is not held in bondage by the devil to do his bidding.

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You can’t see God, but you can see the things He has made. Nothing exists which He didn’t create. So, all the things He has made are, themselves, a message to us about what He is like.

And you can see Jesus, His Son.

Jesus said, “If you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father”.

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Do you have a valid reason not to believe Jesus?

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God is utterly good. He is thoroughly good. Absolutely good.

All His ways are just.

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Father, for us, time flies by so fast and slips out of our grasp, but for you, you are above time, you are the LORD over time, for from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

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

That was His idea. He could have made it out of anything, but He chose pure gold for the pavement. A nice touch. A touch of class.

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It might be futile to compare yourself with others.

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To have a testimony of what Jesus has done for you is a wonderful thing.

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“When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” (Prov. 16:7)

Wonderful how God has the Sovereign authority to do this in the lives of people who don’t know Him.

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The solution to the world’s problems is encapsulated in this one statement by Jesus:

“You must be born again!” (John 3:7)

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The earliest churches were relational. This meant they consisted of a set of relationships or friendships. If the love failed then the relationships failed and the church no longer existed. But later the church devolved into an institution, and this way it could continue to exist even without love, without true relationship, and without the presence of the Holy Spirit.

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Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. Let’s take our opinions to God and check if they line up with His opinion.

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Daily living in His Kingdom means living for the King – living His way – doing things His way – doing His will – doing what He calls you to do – living by faith – experiencing His grace… “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God…”

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Listen to the Man who rose from the dead.

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We were made for God.

Today’s Tweets

July 19, 2022

One of the vital elements of a life of worship is to be in utter awe of God.

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Obviously, the LORD Jesus Christ is our ultimate role model.

Now, to think that He had a ministry without the help of social media, and without the help of a religious organization, and without glorifying, promoting and advertising Himself?

It means that nothing can prevent you having a ministry and fulfilling it if God has given you one.

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Jesus….

The most beautiful name on earth. The sweetest name. The greatest name. The Holy name. The name with all authority. The name above every other name.

You can also say, Yeshua, if you like.

He’s the same person.

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There are only two states of being – either under the grace of God, or under the wrath of God.

Wonderful for some, scary for most.

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Do you know what it cost Jesus to purchase your salvation?

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To be on Jesus’ side means to be on the winning side.

He has already won.

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What is the authoritative source of truth about God?

His word.

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When the LORD looks down on His people does He see people who really care about others?

The starting point of love is to actually care about someone else’s welfare and spiritual condition.

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Seek His face.

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It’s very hard to be tempted into something if you think it’s stupid.

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Jesus said, the truth shall set you free.

If someone is not free, their only hope is to believe the truth and act upon it.

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Can you think of a greater blessing today than if God filled you with the Holy Spirit right now?

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What would be the point of having a comfortable, pleasant life if you didn’t have the Holy Spirit?

What if you lived in the perfect place with all luxuries but you didn’t have the Holy Spirit?

What is the point of church if there’s no Holy Spirit?

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We have time to pray for many more people than we presently do.

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The James Webb pictures reveal much more universe beyond the stars they focus on.

The universe is not infinite.

But its Creator is.

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We are creatures, but we’re not animals.

There are three types of creatures: mankind, angels/demons and animals.

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Only make a small thing into a big deal if you think it’s absolutely necessary. : )

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Whoever you are, you must believe you have a soul, right?

You surely can’t believe you are just a bunch of cells, a piece of meat?

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Christian, our life is only as good as our relationship to Jesus.

Worship

July 16, 2022

“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.

And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us…” (Acts 17:24-27)

Man can’t give anything to God because He already owns everything.

When man looks up at the vastness of the universe does he think he can lend God a helping hand?

Man can only receive from God.

Man must believe God.

A true worshiper of God in Christ understands that there’s nothing they have which they did not receive (see 1 Cor. 4:7).

Today’s Tweets

July 16, 2022

“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.” (Jer. 2:13)

(A cistern was a drinking water tank)

They went after a substitute for God.

This can be in the worldly or spiritual sense: money, fame and sex can be just as much an idol as a religious statue can.

And religious activity can also become an idol, a substitute for God.

How many things in modern life are substitutes for God?

The LORD said, “They have forsaken me”.

They replaced Him.

And in doing so they no longer could drink at the fountain of living water. They were trying to drink from a supply of their own making.

And if you don’t drink the living water then you have no life.

“Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” (John 4:10)

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“…having condemnation because they have cast off their first faith.”

1 Timothy 5:12

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“…What I believe isn’t what’s important—it’s what the Word of God says that matters.”

— Franklin Graham

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“Deliver those who are drawn toward death, And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.”

Proverbs 24:11

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Those who caused suffering in times past are now, themselves, suffering a measure of that suffering they inflicted on others, under God’s perfect justice.

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“But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)

We take it to mean, then, that if we don’t seek first His Kingdom and righteousness then these things we need won’t be added to us.

A promise like this takes on a whole new perspective in a time of famine or financial collapse.

“Seek first” means our top priority in life.

To “seek” the Kingdom means a perpetual position of the heart which desires to know Him more and do His will as an instrument of the King, as His servant or emissary, and as a “royal priesthood” making intercession for the people.

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When people gaze at the wonderful pics of deep space some may wonder about whether there’s aliens out there, while others might be in wonder about the Person who created it all.

“The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory.”

(Psalm 97:6)

Is there life on other planets?

Some general comments:

  • If God created life on other planets then one thing is certain, and that is they will be destroyed at the same time this earth is destroyed, and then remade.
  • UFOs and reported alien life forms are either angels or demons.
  • The present growing interest in UFOs and aliens is due to demonic influence.
  • Some scientists desperately want life to exist elsewhere, and it seems like their motivation, at least in part, is that they think this would prove the Bible wrong.

Yet, even if they found life elsewhere it wouldn’t prove anything concerning the Bible because the Bible does not mention such a thing.

“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.” (Revelation 21:1)

“Heaven” here means the universe.

So, if there is life on other planets they will go the same way as life on this planet goes, because the whole universe is going to be replaced.

Scripture is silent on whether life exists elsewhere.

But if it does, their days are numbered, as it is for those here on earth.

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“If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.”

1 Peter 4:15

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When Jesus returns everything changes, forever. The sinful aspects of this present world will be gone and totally forgotten in His eternal Kingdom. You will not be able to find it there. The stuff which hypnotizes and enslaves the masses has no future.

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“…Building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit…” (Jude 1:20)

Many have assumed that “praying in the Holy Spirit” means only praying in an unknown language, but that’s ridiculous, because that would mean when you are praying in your own language you are not praying in the Holy Spirit, and then, if you’re not praying in the Holy Spirit you must be praying in the flesh: just with your own mind, with no guidance of the Holy Spirit?

So, obviously, when we pray in either a known or unknown language we are praying in the Holy Spirit if indeed it is the Holy Spirit inspiring and guiding our prayers into fulfilling the will of God.

So, the text tells us that prayer should be done in the Holy Spirit and not without Him, and that such prayer builds us up in our faith, strengthening our faith.

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To glorify God is the ultimate, because for this reason He created us, and it’s only through this truth we can know Him and enjoy and be fulfilled in Him forever.

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Live true to your faith. If you believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead, then you know what to do.

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“How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?”

John 5:44

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What score out of ten would we get for character?

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Everyone needs to get saved.

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The pain an unborn baby experiences as it is dismembered is the same as you would experience if someone tried to dismember you.

It’s utterly barbaric.

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It would be very foolish to underestimate anything Jesus said.

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The only certainty is the word of God.

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“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

1 Corinthians 2:9

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Cultural Christians are not born again, do not have the Holy Spirit in them, and their Christianity is limited to an exercise in appeasing their conscience. A person can be quite outwardly religious or spiritual, yet it might be simply futile efforts to appease a guilty conscience and justify oneself, like a mouse on a treadmill.

Now… who really cares about cultural Christians?

Who really cares that they’re lost?

Who is interceding for them and bringing the truth to them?

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The love of Christ is the greatest thing in the universe.

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“…If anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.”

(1 Corinthians 8:3)

Glory!!! Hallelujah!!!!

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Why would you greet a person on their religious festival if you don’t believe in it?

Wouldn’t that make you a hypocrite, if you’re pretending that it is true just to please them?

If you want to express goodwill to someone it’s better to choose a non-hypocritical way to do it.

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Everyone has some degree of vanity, that is, everyone except Jesus.

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A mature Christian is a person in which the truth has shaped and influenced every aspect of who they are and how they live.

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A prayer life is not meant to be a substitute for working, but it is does make the difference between us doing the King’s work or doing our own work.

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If you’ve read what Jesus taught about Heaven and Hell, have you given any thought about how you personally will escape going to Hell?

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The trick of modern entertainment and music is to make something meaningless appear to have meaning.

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The ultimate delusion is if a person is happy without God.

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True Shepherds:

  • Don’t want your honor, titles or praise.
  • Don’t want your money.
  • Don’t want to tell you what to do.
  • Don’t want to control your personal life or time.

They only want you to grow closer to the LORD every day.

Today’s Tweets

June 28, 2022

Even if there did exist some great man or woman somewhere, they would still be nothing in comparison to Jesus Christ.

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When good people are hated it’s another sign that the devil exists.

Do you believe the concept of “evil” is a real concept?

If so, you might be one step closer to believing the Bible is the word of God.

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Paul was the greatest “theologian” in history, and he also healed the sick, cast out demons and prayed in tongues more than anyone else.

There was complete harmony between the truth and the gifts.

Today, where would you find a theologian who prays for the sick, prays in tongues and casts out demons?

Or, where would you find a popular preacher who emphasizes the gifts of the Spirit and yet who is absolutely committed to rightly dividing the truth of God’s word, and exposing all false teaching?

It’s extremely rare.

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In Christendom, a sin becomes approved when most people approve of it, because, how can so many people, and especially the leaders, be wrong? If everyone’s doing it, how can it be wrong?

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An inclusive world which excludes people who believe what Jesus said.

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“We are always only three meals away from anarchy”.

Abortion is perhaps the biggest issue facing Americans right now.

And abortion is primarily a moral issue before it is a political one.

So, you can’t separate politics from morality.

Abortion has put a spotlight on a great moral divide in society, between those who believe it is murder, and those who don’t. This is a great moral chasm, a great divide.

Because murder is the worst crime.

So, if politics and morality can’t be separated, can you separate morality from belief in God?

Is there any fixed morality if God doesn’t exist?

So, every issue of man comes back to him having an issue with His Creator.

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Abortion’s legality could easily be settled democratically by taking this poll: “Are you thankful you were not aborted?” Yes or No.

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Those people who survived an abortion could press for attempted murder charges, right?

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In the devil’s very first encounter with men and women he posed as a theological expert:

“Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Gen. 3:4-5)

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As marriage is a holy covenant with God, then, holiness underpins this covenant. Holiness is the supreme attribute which sustains a marriage, though when we’re young we might not appreciate this. But as we age together with our spouse, holiness is the one attribute we appreciate in them above all other attributes.

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Why wouldn’t you want to be strong in faith?

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If we tell the world that God loves them and wants them to go to Heaven, and gave His Son to die to make that possible, why don’t we see millions gladly accepting His offer? Why don’t multitudes jump at this fantastic offer?

Do you know why they don’t?

The answer is in the human heart corrupted by sin.

“And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:19)

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If you have a pressing need, why wouldn’t you ask the Father for it? Maybe you didn’t want to bother Him? You thought He was busy with more important stuff?

“And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” (John 16:23-24)

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“Pride is the sin that we commit when we fail to realize that all that we are and all that we have belongs to God and comes from God and is for Him”

— Martyn Iles

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Before our eyes evolved we used to bump into things a lot.

I guess it was also pretty tough going before we evolved reproductive organs.

And it took millions of years for each of those reproductive organs and systems to mutate themselves and evolve to a point where they actually worked.

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Fellowship with God should be the main part of our life, and then He will remind us not to forget to also have fellowship with His people.

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Take the truth away and what have you got?

What kind of life you would have?

What kind of church would you have?

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‘Well, why doesn’t God just show up and show himself to everyone?!’

He did, and they crucified Him.

Today’s Tweets

June 22, 2022

There’s always more than enough grace supplied to do the Lord’s will.

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Everything is by His grace, and there never is a valid excuse for disobedience.

Keep these two truths in mind and you’re safe.

That is, grace cannot be put forward as an excuse for disobedience. The disobedient can’t find comfort in grace.

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The last two years has seen both the introduction of the experimental mRNA and a dramatic rise in sudden unexplained deaths among healthy individuals.

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Babylon can’t be the world system because it’s the world which turns against it and destroys it.

(See Rev. 17:16-18)

And, by a process of elimination we can get an idea of what Babylon is, as its judgment is still pending.

So, which is the most powerful nation on earth which also claims to be Christian?

Eliminate the nations which don’t fit the bill and what are you left with?

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Someone was sharing how they visited a third world nation and the church congregations were not able to understand any teaching from scripture, but they loved to dance.

Compare with the churches in the first century, when they got letters sent to them from the Apostles (the NT epistles) and were expected to understand what was written and put those truths into practice?

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If something in Christianity contradicts the truth of scripture, then that thing will depend on ignorance of scripture to be sustained. There will need to be enough ignorant people to keep it going.

And, by its nature, any such thing propagates ignorance, and is in turn sustained by ignorance – and thus is a vicious circle.

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Humans spend their short lives searching for happiness, and, even if they do find it, it’s only momentary.

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If doing yoga or meditating could give you peace then so could drugs or alcohol, if you define “peace” as a feeling.

The Bible defines peace differently, as the state of a relationship between two persons. These persons are either at peace with one another, or at enmity.

Jesus made peace between God and men by paying the price for all sin when He died, removing the enmity between God and man.

So, true peace is when God is at peace with you, and you accept and believe this fact.

He is our peace.

The worst state a person can be in is when demons give them a false peace and they think it is God.

The devil always tries to impersonate God or take His place.

That’s the deepest delusion, when a person serves demons but thinks they are serving God.

And demons can give people ecstatic trances and feelings of peace and love.

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Even if you can’t find fellowship you can fellowship with God right now.

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An appointment we will all keep:

“…For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.”

(Romans 14:10b)

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Encouragement is something which increases courage.

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If the UN declared today as “Stand On Your Head Day” you’d probably see people trying to stand on their heads, or at least wishing everyone a happy Stand On Your Head Day.

Generally, people seem okay with the concept that some fellow somewhere decides for them what they should celebrate and on what day they should celebrate it.

Dumbing down of society?

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With any Christian doctrine, if you have to ignore or even cancel out a bunch of scriptures to make the doctrine “work” then it’s a false doctrine.

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With natural remedies you’re not taking away your faith from God and putting it on the remedy if you’re simply acknowledging that God provided the remedy, and then gave you the wisdom to use it.

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Everything bears fruit after it’s own kind.

For example, we can know whether we are using our time wisely by the fruit which is borne from how we are using our time.

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Christians don’t tolerate the blaspheming of Jesus name, but they forgive and pray for the blasphemer. Just because we don’t hate people for doing it doesn’t mean we tolerate it.

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God gave His Son.

The Son gave His life.

The disciples gave their life for the Son.

This is about giving.

Giving is an incredible phenomenon.

In giving our time, our consideration, our possessions, our love, for another, we are giving something of ourself – we are giving a portion of our life to them.

And such are giving a portion of their life to us.

“Love does not seek it’s own.” (1 Cor. 13:5)

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One man reads a portion of scripture and he’s bored.

Another man reads that same portion and he’s filled with wonder.

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In our joy let’s not forget those who are suffering.

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From last Sunday:

May everyone have a blessed time of fellowship today as brothers and sisters in Christ.

“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)

Spiritual gifts were used during the church meeting.

It presumes everyone was free to use their gift.

It totally rules out a traditional church service.

If a word which a brother or sister shares (being scripture truth) builds up your faith, reveals Jesus, encourages you, disciplines you, brings the fear of God, brings light or clarity etc. THEN THAT IS A SPIRITUAL GIFT which is operating.

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At any given point of time a large portion of the human race is witnessing either sunrise or sunset. Right now, for instance, the sun is rising upon billions of people.

How many of them rise to meet the day by seeking the LORD?

How many acknowledge Him?

How many truly express their thanks to Him?

Would we be wrong in assuming the majority try to shut Him out of their minds completely?

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Today’s Tweets

June 18, 2022

“Church”, which is a gathering of people, not a building or organization, only goes as deep as the genuine friendships between the bros and sisters.

First, it is friendship with God, then with each other. We become a friend of God, and He helps us to have deep and lasting and blessed friendships with His people.

Without that real friendship, without genuine real life relationship, it’s not a church, it’s only a shell.

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Bottomline acid test for “having church”:

Is the way we “do church” conducive to becoming more conformed to Christ, and ever increasing in faith, and knowing Him more and more, and beconing increasingly fruitful in His Kingdom?

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If someone doesn’t know God then the devil can make them believe whatever he wants them to believe.

“We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.” (1 John 5:19)

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“…we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.” (2 Cor. 5:16)

This means that Jesus Christ cannot be known through the physical senses.

God, obviously, can reveal Himself to the physical senses, but He chooses not to.

If Jesus spoke to you by an audible voice, then how would you learn to hear the voice of the Spirit in your inner man?

Your ears would always be listening out, but would your heart be listening moment by moment?

God communicates by His Spirit to our spirit: Spirit to spirit.

Understanding the word of God is purely by His Spirit.

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.

These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.

For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Cor. 2:12-16)

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There’s no religion in Heaven.

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“…Jesus Christ,

the faithful witness,

the firstborn from the dead,

and…

the ruler over the kings of the earth.

To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood…”

(Revelation 1:5)

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Our life doesn’t come from this world, it comes from Heaven.

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If you know the Holy Spirit is in you, do you believe He can help you do things?

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In a free society you are free not to believe the government.

The Bible says respect government, it doesn’t say to necessarily believe them.

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Everything which exists only exists because God made it for man. But there’s more, it doesn’t end there. There’s a reason why God made this universe for man.

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We should at least love someone enough to pray for them. If we don’t have enough love to pray for them, then what kind of love is that?

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In my first few years as a Christian I used to read the Bible and was blessed with a faith to believe every word, but I still had a weakness that, somehow, truth seemed to carry more authority if it came from the lips of a famous person. If a famous preacher said it, it seemed to carry more weight than reading the same thing in the Bible. I guess it’s human frailty. Now I only care for what is written in scripture. As long as people teach what is written in scripture I’m happy, but a truth doesn’t carry more weight just because someone famous teaches it, and nor does it lose power if a nobody teaches it.

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The whole point of imputed righteousness is to produce practical righteousness.

Only the man to whom God does not impute sin can be free from its power.

“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered; Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin.” (Rom. 4:7-8)

When God forgives us, in Christ, He also empowers us.

What good would it be to be forgiven, but still a slave to sin, and still repeating the sins which He forgave?

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“…how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38)

So, most of the miraculous things concerned the healing of those oppressed by the devil.

We take it, then, that today there are still a lot of people oppressed by the devil, and Jesus is still able to heal them.

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It’s worse than stupid to think that oil can be shut off just like that and everyone switch to electric cars overnight. Economic woes due to stupid policy.

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The greatest question of life is, Does my life glorify Jesus Christ?

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Every day in my news feed I’m getting bombarded with “information” about UFOs.

Are the people who do this free moral agents, or are they brainwashed?

These things are not coincidental or meaningless.

There is a puppet master, and you can call him by a bunch of names.

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“For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (3 John 1:3-4)

The “truth that is in you”.

“Walk in the truth”.

Walk means to live.

These believers lived in the truth.

The truth was in them, so their whole life was an expression of that truth which was in them.

It’s where “theology” merges with REAL LIFE.

And, John has no greater joy than this, and he’s only a man.

Think of the joy the Father and the Lamb have when they see their children live in the truth?

The joy of these children of God is to express the reality of their Father in the way they live.

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Jan 6 was a very misguided kind of protest by people who believed the election was stolen.

To overthrow the US government you would first need to have some weapons, I would presume.

Maybe you could try it to see if it works? Stand outside the White House and announce you are having an insurrection and are over throwing the government? But be careful, insurrections are not safe.

Charge them with trespassing and damaging property.

But this is political theater.

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Trump never said to go into the Capitol.

That was Ray Epps.

So, was Epps working for Trump or the Feds?

It seems he needs to take the stand and explain who instigated him, or whether anyone instigated him.

But he hasn’t even been charged with anything yet.

Who knows, but it is very fishy.

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The regime can offer comfort to the comrades by assuring them there is no such thing as voter fraud. The comrades can be assured of this because experts have decided this is the case.

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You need Jesus because religious beliefs or practices can’t give you eternal life. Only He can.

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How do you know you are praying in faith?

Because God is answering your prayers.

It’s a process of learning.

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Prayer is taking care of God’s business, that is, as far as He expects us to take care of our responsibility. It is an appointed participation with Him in His business.

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The greatest thing we can pray for another or ourselves is that we come to know the Lord Jesus Christ better and walk closer with Him.

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When people say ‘Jesus reigns!’ we can say, “Amen!

Only don’t think that ‘Jesus reigns’ means the Book of Revelation won’t happen”.

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“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matt. 6:33)

Who is going to add these things to you?

Your Father, who truly loves you, His child.

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For billions of people, life is about survival, not life. Vast multitudes face a bleak struggle each day to scratch for their next meal. Their world has no real love. Everything is an exchange or for sale.

You might not be aware of these forgotten people because their world might not intersect with yours.

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Someone says,

‘People need to accept what I am!’

It’s good if people accept you as a person.

It’s not good if you demand they accept your ideas, values or beliefs.

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When the Government becomes the sole, authorized arbiter of truth then it’s no longer a government, it’s a cult.

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If what you believe and understand is based on the Government controlled media and education system then you’re going to have a very skewed perception of reality.

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Why aren’t people who disagree with the Bible labelled Christophobic?

That’s if we’re going to be consistent with our use of “phobic”.

Because, if you disagree with any other movement you are labelled as phobic.

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If there is no such thing as biological male and female then forget the whole gender thing completely and just have one category for everything, for sports, for bathrooms, for whatever.

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Christianity only exists because the disciples saw Jesus risen from the dead. This is the fact they were willing to die for.

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It’s the truth of a song which lifts me up, and the melody is just a nice accompaniment, secondary in importance.

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If the LORD is our greatest joy, then, spending time alone with Him will be our greatest joy.

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The 1 Corinthians 14 example of church only ever worked because people were filled with the Holy Spirit. Without this vital life with God people can’t function together this way, so, otherwise, they usually default to following a set program or ritual.

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Truth remains truth whether you believe it or not.

Truth doesn’t need people’s support to make it true, because it’s already true.

Believing something doesn’t make it true.

And not believing something doesn’t make it untrue.

This reality collides with the popular view that truth is whatever you want it to be or believe it to be.

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You know what must be the worst church in the sight of God?

The one which gives a false comfort to people, which makes people feel comfortable in their sinful, lost state, giving them a false peace, when they’re not converted or born again.

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If we can obtain more courage in our Christian life it will make a huge difference.

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We never have to be “something” or “someone” because Jesus is that “someone”.

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Hard to believe that some people saw who Jesus was, saw His miracles, heard His truth, saw His compassion, and yet hated Him so much they wanted to kill Him.

And it’s hard to believe there’s still people around like that today.

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Everyone needs to be forgiven.

Answering an objection to speaking in tongues

June 13, 2022

Some object to speaking in tongues because they say that when the disciples spoke in tongues on the Day of Pentecost that others could understand what was said, because it was in known languages.

Yet in 1 Corinthians 14 Paul writes that when people speak in tongues no one understands it: neither the speaker or the audience, unless an interpretation is given:

“For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.” (Vs. 2)

Note: On the Day of Pentecost the tongues were spoken to men who could understand that language. But here in verse 2 Paul says that the speaker in tongues is speaking to God, not man.

And:

“Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.” (Vs. 13)

This means that interpretation is indeed a gift. An interpreter wouldn’t be someone present who happens to know that particular language.

Another verse which plainly explains that the gift of speaking in tongues is different to what happened at Pentecost is this:

“Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they not say that you are out of your mind?” (Vs.23)

At Pentecost they all spoke with tongues and many marvelled when they heard the message in their own language, but here in verse 23 Paul explains that if all spoke in tongues it would be bedlam, for no one would understand it.

Yet Paul doesn’t discourage praying in tongues privately, because he says:

“I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all; yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.” (Vs 18-19)

So, he is praying in tongues frequently, but not in the church, which means he prays in tongues in private.

This leads to answering another objection: that tongues were supposed to be a “sign gift”, which ceased once the Scriptures were complete, but as Paul was praying in tongues in private, then it was not a sign to anyone, and therefore not a “sign gift”.

So, there are some very highly respected Bible teachers who twist the Scriptures when it comes to this subject.

Options

June 13, 2022

It’s better to meet with a few friends at home and discuss the word of God and pray than to be part of a corrupt church system.

At least you keep your conscience and your self respect.

Of course, I’m definitely NOT saying that a few friends at home is the best form of church.

I’m saying, if the only option is something corrupted, better to meet with a few friends at home.

Obviously, a body of believers such as we see in the New Testament churches, exemplified in 1 Cor. 14, as to how to assemble together, is much better than a few friends at home.

However, even if you are part of a genuine NT type church, it’s still compatible and synergistic with that to have a few friends at home between larger gatherings.

By corruption I mean anything of the flesh nature.

For example, to move ahead in the church system you need to promote yourself

But a true Christian won’t do that.

Having a system is the environment for corruption to take root and flourish.

Today’s Tweets

June 11, 2022

Heaven is His Throne.

Heaven is my home.

The earth is His footstool.

The earth is where I’m assigned for the time being.

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When I project my mind forward a million years I know my life will continue on forever living in a beautiful city where the Father and the Lamb are the light of it, because I have His assurance of that.

“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” (Rom. 8:16-18)

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Those who go to Heaven are extremely well cared for up there. Everything is taken care of, and they’re never lonely or bored.

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Bible scholars might not be fully agreed that there is food in Heaven, but we can be sure that, if there is, it tastes fantastic!

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Would you like to go to Heaven?

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I’ve read that the Greek word Ekklessia was originally used for the Greek political assembly, and then the Apostles used this same word for the “church”, as we most commonly know it.

The Holy Spirit inspired them to take a secular word, describing a secular assembly, to describe Gods people assembling together.

One thing this speaks of is authority.

If the Greek political Ekklessia was the earthly government, the Christian Eklessia is the heavenly government, wielding all spiritual authority in Jesus name.

  • The Holy Spirit inspired the scripture writers to use the Greek word, Ekklessia to describe the Aramaic word, Lodoth.

Because it was the Lord Jesus who gave a collective name to His people when He said, “I will build my Lodoth/ Ekklessia/Church”.

  • It goes to show that the English language was a very late comer.
  • It also is an exercise in understanding how God uses many languages but without changing the meaning. It’s only people who sometimes change the meaning.

Continued…

Sometimes Christians raise objection to the use of the word “church” as a translation of Eklessia because it originated from Kirke, which signified a building of worship.

Yet, we should take into account that Eklessia has two meanings: the body of Christ, and a local congregation.

So, when the English Bible uses “church” to describe the one, universal body of Christ, no one would for one minute think this is referring to a church building. So many references to “the church” as the body of Christ from every nation, which could never be construed to mean a building.

Therefore , in my opinion, we can keep the word “church”, but be very careful to define it when people might not understand that it means a people and not a building.

Next the subject comes up of, What is a church?

That is, What constitutes a local church in the eyes of the Head of the church, Jesus Christ?

The qualities of a true church are clearly described in the New Testament.

However, this doesn’t mean that, if you don’t have a true church, as per the NT definition, that you are prohibited from assembling with just a few people until it grows into a true church.

If you have to have a fully functioning Biblical church before you can fellowship, that’s like saying you must become a fully grown adult before you become a kid, like saying you must learn to run before you learn to crawl.

Any gathering in Jesus name should be an expression of His body.

Just a few people gathering in His name is a valid expression of the church as the body of Christ, even if it doesn’t have all the functions of a Biblically defined church.

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The amount of grief or sadness in the world probably outweighs the amount of true happiness. Mankind has turned away from God.

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Do you believe God hears what you speak?

If so, speak to Him.

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One of the great dilemmas facing Christianity today is that many people have already made up their mind regarding the particular lifestyle they’ve chosen, and then they look in the Bible to try and find validation for it. Of course, they find what they’re looking for, because they will twist the scripture to make it appear to validate their lifestyle: they will see what they want to see in scripture, and not what it actually says.

When people twist scripture they can make it look like God approves of almost anything.

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Justin Bullington wrote:

“The canon is closed (Rev. 22:18-19).

God’s Word is sufficient (Ps. 119).

The church is established (Eph. 2:20).

Sign gifts have ceased (1 Cor. 13:8).”

My reply:

1 Corinthians 13:8-12 refers to the bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ and His eternal Kingdom.

Yes, it refers to gifts ceasing one day, but that day hasn’t yet come.

So, these statements, while true, cannot be connected in such a way as to prove there are no supernatural workings of the Holy Spirit today or that the gifts of the Spirit have ceased.

After Jesus returns the gifts will no longer be needed.

It will be:

“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.”

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“Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as LIGHTS IN THE WORLD, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.” (Philippians 2:14-16)

God’s plan is to have these LIGHTS shining all over the world, in every corner, in every village.

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We marvel at great achievements, technology or products, but we rarely appreciate how much work went into producing them.

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No one ever needs to try and prove anything to God because He already knows.

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“For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Rom. 8:29)

Conformed to Christ.

This is the work of the Holy Spirit in us daily.

This is the standard.

This is the purpose.

This is the joy and glory.

This is your destiny!

“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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“But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.” (1 Cor. 8:3)

….and this is enough.

When Jesus will say to many, “I never knew you!” it doesn’t mean He doesn’t know everything about them, it means He has no friendship or fellowship with them.

To be known by God means He knows you as His son, as His friend, as His close companion.

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“1 in 5 Americans are on prescribed mental health drugs! That’s an enormous number.”

It looks like the great progressive social experiment has failed.

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Look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself if you are just a bunch of tissue, a piece of meat, or whether you have a soul?

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In one sense a Christian does live “in the moment” because they are always in fellowship with the Holy Spirit, moment by moment.

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There was a long discussion on Twitter about people raising their hands in church.

My Comment:

The general discussion on this highlights how neurotic western Christians have become. Who cares if you raise your hands? Why should you care what people think about you doing it? Why should people be bothered if others raise their hands?

What we have today is a cultural paradigm of church, barely resembling the 1st Cent. Church.

In the discussion the main objection to it was those who didn’t want to do it felt intimidated or pressured into doing it.

They have a psychological problem there. They should face it.

And if a church was coercing people into doing it then you should find a more credible church.

Just after I got saved on Jan 15, 1987, i was in a church and watching these guys raise their hands to God. I thought, Yeah! That’s great! Then i tried to do it but it was if something was holding my arms down. I thought about it and realized it was my pride preventing me from doing it, because, what is there to be afraid of in raising your hands? It could only be pride, having fear of what others think about you. So, after considering this I forced myself to do it. Something wonderful happened the moment I did it. I can’t describe it. But I felt more free.

I don’t do it in a church where no one does it as it would draw attention to myself.

During prayer I often raise my hands.

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Do you think about the LORD often?

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Everyone needs the LORD, it’s just that most people don’t know it.

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Re: Jan 6

According to video evidence Ray Epps was the most visible instigator of the “insurrection”.

Why hasn’t he been charged with inciting sedition? Why hasn’t he been charged with something, at least, if he is partly responsible for Jan 6?

Why hasn’t he been called as a witness, seeing as though he was the main instigator?

Why can’t he be questioned under oath to give evidence of whether or not he acted under the direction of Trump?

If Trump supposedly orchestrated the incursion then there would be some kind of link between Trump (or his staff) and Epps, who was perhaps the most visible instigator.

When questioned, the FBI Director would not deny that Epps is a Fed.

If the FBI used agents to instigate the “insurrection” then whose orders were they following and why?

It would seem there actually is a Swamp, and Trump was perceived as the greatest threat to these underworld operatives.

It’s enough to make you a conspiracy theorist.

When justice becomes a joke, your civilization has become a joke.

Today’s Tweets

June 8, 2022

If someone actually cares about your soul they’re probably the one who really loves you.

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If God helps you, then what are the possibilities?

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One of the great dangers in following false prophets or teachers is that you’ll become just as much a jerk as they are.

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Once we understand the Gospel we are faced with a simple choice every day: Do we believe what Jesus said and promised, or do we not? If we do, then we’re okay.

How do you know you’ll be okay? Because He promised.

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Read today:

“If it’s against God’s word, it’s against God Himself”.

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Christian, a million years from now the LORD will still love you.

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When you approach God do you have any idea of whom you’re approaching?

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What role is the Holy Spirit taking in your life today?

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If a person loves Jesus Christ more than anything in this world it shows in their life.

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How love can be counterfeited is shown in the fact that it’s possible to be outwardly very loving and kind, but in reality only care about yourself.

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You would never blame the leader, you would blame those who voted for him.

That’s if you feel inclined to blame someone.

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The greatest achievement we can make in this life and in this world is to do the will of God and faithfully serve Him all our days.

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Whatever you were before you came into Christ has no bearing on what you can be in Him, for ‘if anyone is in Christ he is a new creature/creation’.

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The essence of Bible teaching is to bring to bear the whole counsel of God: what the entirety of scripture witnesses about a matter.

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When people take exception to Jesus’ exclusive claim to be the only way to God, we can ask them, If you don’t believe Jesus is the only way to God, then, do you know of any other way to God? Please explain your way of being reconciled to God on your own, or by your religion, without Christ’s sacrifice on your behalf? And are you 100 % sure your way to God will succeed?’

Do people take exception to Jesus’ claim to be the only way to God because there actually is another way to God, and by following Jesus you would miss out on this “true” way to God? If there is another way to God, explain how? Will your religion forgive your sins and reconcile you to God?

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Godliness or worldliness? These are the options, and this is the choice.

But the actual Biblical definition of these words and not the cultural interpretations of them.

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You might say you don’t have a religion, but you have an ideology, and there’s not much difference between the two.

The trend is that government is not just about governance, it’s about ideology as well, and tyrannical governments will not give you the freedom to disagree with their ideology.

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Transforming lives is God’s work and God’s work alone, yet we each need to play the part He has ordained for us in His work.

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If the LORD caught you up right now before His Throne, and there you stood looking right at Him, would you worship Him?

(Think of the application to your life)

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The need of the hour is to be filled with the Spirit, but without being a goose.

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Replied to a brother who lamented “worship services” turning into rock concerts:

There’s no reference to a “worship service” in the NT.

This is an entirely different church paradigm than the examples in scripture.

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Someone says the lifting of hands in church wasn’t done in the past.

Better to take our cue from the churches founded by the Apostles after Pentecost. There’s been a lot of hoopla since then.

Paul mentions men lifting hands in prayer.

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As to how the media covers slaughters around the world it appears that life is cheaper in some places.

Today’s Tweets

June 6, 2022

It’s going to be a beautiful day because the LORD is with us, and only because of this glorious fact.

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Jesus said, ‘Love your enemies!’

This is an amazing kind of love, when we can genuinely love those who hate us and want to harm us.

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Whilst we are unwise to compare ourselves with others, each church should indeed compare itself to the churches of the first century, as described in scripture, and ask, Where did we take a wrong turn?

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Nowhere is a church gathering referred to as a “worship” in the NT.

Check the NT church paradigm and then adjust towards that.

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We would want to try and thank God for everything He does for us, right?

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“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

On the point of a ‘sound mind’, it’s worth understanding what that is, exactly.

It implies the ability to think soundly, that is, in an orderly and coherent manner, following a rational line of thought, as opposed to trying to string together random thoughts, which reveals confusion and then creates more confusion. There has to be a logical, rational line of thought.

Christians without a sound mind keep switching the subject and are not aware they are doing so, and are perhaps not fully aware of, or have not defined, what the subject is to begin with.

I believe the institutional church has created passive audiences who are not trained to think coherently, and thus they can’t coherently put forward the Gospel or teach the truth in a sound manner.

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If someone doesn’t believe the Bible I couldn’t even remotely expect them to believe me, and why should I?

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Maybe it’s time for a drag queen as President? What would be wrong with that? Seriously, what possible objection could you have to it, unless you are prejudiced against drag queens?

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“Universal Consciousness”

It’s just the net effect of brainwashing and thought control on a global scale.

Conscious of what, or who, exactly?

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Where would you be if God did not forgive you?

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I’m not sin or guilt conscious, yet I’m very conscious Christ has forgiven me so much.

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The Holy Spirit is God.

Where is the Holy Spirit?

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The Bible teaches that pride is evil. Pride is nothing to be proud of.

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Why are some governments allowed to keep printing money when they run out and we’re not allowed to? Doesn’t seem fair.

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“For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.” (John 3:20)

This means that every unbeliever is conscious that the light exists, because why would they hate and try and avoid something which they know does not exist?

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“You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.”

Psalm 139:2

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I can testify that I tried to change my life and failed, but when Jesus filled me with the Holy Spirit then He changed my life.

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If we don’t spend quality time alone with God we miss out on a quality life.

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Biological man.

Biological woman.

Who would ever have thought that we would need to add the word ‘biological’ to clarify and define the difference between men and women?

Who is to define what a woman is if a man can also be a woman?

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“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)

This plainly means that seeking first things for yourself does not represent the Kingdom of God.

It also means that you don’t have to seek after things in order to have the things you need.

It is the final nail in the coffin of the Prosperity/Money Gospel.

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Are you scared of God?

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Christians don’t like death, but they like what’s on the other side of it.

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A Christian’s life has meaning because their life has an eternal purpose.

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Are we asking God our Father for the things He really wants us to ask for?

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War is the ugliest thing imaginable, and the perfect example of how the human race has failed.

Jesus Christ bleeding and dying on that Cross is the only proof that God has provided a solution for man’s failure.

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Some things are not for sale.

If you have to pay someone to be your pastor it’s like having to pay someone to be your friend.

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True Christians know what a Digital Economy and Government leads to and they’re preparing for the day when they will no longer be able to participate in it.

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Why would you not believe everything Jesus said?

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When we realize we have everything in Christ and are complete in Him it should be the cure for jealousy or covetousness, or any other vice you could name.

“…..Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16)

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Perhaps the saddest, most pitiful case is the Christian who has nothing to say about Christ.

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The height of man’s arrogance and rebellion is when he is proud of what he should be ashamed of.

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