His influence

April 22, 2018

A Christian has the Holy Spirit of God inside them, so there’s nowhere they can “escape” from the Holy Spirit’s influence.

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Anniversary

April 22, 2018

Happy 70th Anniversary to Israel!

Just realize the false messiah comes before the real Messiah comes.

Blameless

April 22, 2018

“…and through him [Jesus] God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.

This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions.

Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.”

(Colossians 1:20-22)

Extreme hatred for sin

April 22, 2018
God must hate sin a lot if He sends people to hell forever because of it.
But even more so we see His hatred for sin in offering up His Son on the Cross as a bloody sacrifice for the sin of the whole world. This is the most extreme action He could have taken, and the only action He could have taken,  indicating His extreme hatred for sin.

A new world

April 21, 2018

There’s a new world coming, but it’s Jesus’ world.

If we love Him we can live in it too.

For Christians, their future is better than their past.

Always cool?

April 21, 2018

“Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not burn with indignation?”     (2 Corinthians 11:29)

Ever burn with righteous indignation? Or are you able to laugh it off, you’re always cool?

When I meet a Liberal Christian I burn with indignation that they have the audacity to call themselves Christian.

Wealth

April 21, 2018

Spiritual wealth is simply how much we love the Lord Jesus.

He loves you more

April 20, 2018

If you love the Lord, know that He loves you much more than you love Him.

Right or wrong

April 20, 2018

With the current state of affairs you would think that moral right or wrong is decided by polls, which is pretty stupid.

What does this look like?

April 20, 2018
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits at the right hand of God. Set your mind [or affection] on things above, not on things of the earth.”
(Colossians 3:1-2)
 
What does this look like in your life?
 
If it is commanded, then we should know what it is like – when we are doing it, and when we ain’t.

Rose colored glasses

April 20, 2018

Often world leaders are quite nice people who get others to do the dirty work.

One of the joys of life

April 20, 2018

One of the highlights and joys of life is when you meet a righteous man or woman.

Deception Free

April 20, 2018
It’s rare these days to meet a Christian who is completely free of any trace of deception, yet in our circle of friends we should faithfully pray and labor by the Spirit that they would all be deception free.
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There is no greater joy than to have dear friends who live in the truth, see 3 John 1:4.

Profound

April 19, 2018

The most profound thing you’re going to read today is Scripture.

Functioning

April 17, 2018

The New Testament church (as per 1 Cor. 14) can’t function unless each member is revived and filled with the Holy Spirit, but any other form of church can.

The Lord’s Table

April 16, 2018
You have all the family sitting around the dinner table enthusiastically discussing politics.
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Switch the scene, now.
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You have all the local assembly sitting together eating a meal and enthusiastically discussing the Cross.
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This is the Lord’s Supper according to the New Testament example.

WW3?

April 15, 2018

There’s probably not going to be a “World War Three” just yet. Certain nations could be wiped out in one hour by nuclear weapons, causing a realignment of the axis of power, and then the New World Order begins, lasting seven years, culminating in the return of Jesus Christ to judge the world, as far as I can see in Bible prophecy.

What I mean is that the coming war will not be a protracted global conflict, it will be short, sharp, precise and over in one day, and then the NWO begins. As per Revelation 18.

Life goes on

April 14, 2018

For the true Christian, life goes on right till the end of the world, even under the shadow of Armageddon the Christian has a joy no man can take from him.

When God kills

April 14, 2018

Francis Chan says, “God might kill you if you criticize church leaders”.

Hmmm?

Let’s put it this way, God could kill you (if He so chooses) for misrepresenting or lying about men and women who truly speak His words and live for Him.

In the book of Acts God killed a man and a woman instantly for lying to the Holy Spirit.

Jesus quoted from 24 books of our Old Testament

April 14, 2018
From my friend John Yates:
 
 
“Old Testament as Prophecy
 
The Hebrew Bible had 3 main divisions, the Law, Prophets and Psalms. So when Jesus said to his disciples, “everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” (Luke 24:44) he testified that the whole Old Testament was written to point to his coming. The writers of the New Testament also saw their scriptures in this light. Peter says, “the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories.” (1Pet 1:10- 11). Jude sees Christ actively at work in the history of Israel, “Now I want to remind you…that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.” (Jude 5 cf. 1 Cor 10:1-4; Rom 4:23). That the substance of the entire Bible is its witness to Christ is perfectly clear from his own testimony.
 
Jesus as the testimony of God
 
Jesus quotes from 24 books of our Old Testament, and always in a way that indicates he was submissive to its authority. When tempted in the wilderness by Satan he always replies by quoting scripture with the preface “it is written”, meaning it must be obeyed (Matt 4:4, 7, 10). Christ was devoted to the scriptures not because they were a source of information about his future but because they revealed and empowered the shape of his life-identity as Son of God. Therefore in launching his public ministry he read from the scroll of the prophet Isaiah and said, ““Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”” (Luke 4:21). When his Jewish opponents moved to stone him to death his chief defence was, “Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35). On the eve of betrayal and death he strengthened his disciples with the words, “I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’” (Luke 22:37; cf. John 13:18; 17:12). It was impossible for the scripture to fail in its witness to the Messiah’s identity. How deeply the fulfilment of scripture is internalised in Jesus’ life is expressed in his dialogue with his enemies in John 5: 30-47.”
 
~ John Yates