Today’s Tweets

May 6, 2021

Why are people surprised when the Bible is fulfilled?

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Televangelists are anthropocentric: man is at the center, and God exists only to serve man and give him what he wants. This is how they interpret the Bible.

If you listen to people like Joel Osteen you might start thinking that you are the center of the universe, and God is not.

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Justified by faith the moment you believe.

Sanctification a process over a lifetime.

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Liberal Fundamentalism

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If we were able to live for Jesus without the Holy Spirit’s power and help then there would have been no need for Him to send the Holy Spirit.

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Christian, the Lord Jesus loves you, so everything’s going to be okay.

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What if you’re telling people who are on the road to hell that nothing can ever separate them from the love of God? They will curse you forever.

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God is so good. You wouldn’t want to miss out on His goodness and get His wrath instead.

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Being a nice person doesn’t qualify us for Heaven.

Only Jesus’ precious Blood, poured out once and for all as a bloody, vicarious sacrifice for our sins, qualifies us for Heaven.

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“The brevity of life in this world is a sermon for all who will listen: “Your life is a vapor. Take hold of what lasts. Take hold of God. Take hold of Christ. Take hold of the gospel.”

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I wonder how many appreciate how great a thing salvation in Christ Jesus is?

For God to wipe out the debt we owe Him and then declare us righteous in His sight – How great is that?

For God to take a condemned sinner, then wash him clean in His own sacrificial blood, and present him faultless before His throne as a true son or daughter of God, as if he never sinned at all – How great is that?

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

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India

  • Reports saying there are up to 5 new strains.
  • Some new characteristics: a person has mild symptoms for a few days, then it hits hard and they are dead within 2 days. Also, patients seem to be almost fully recovered then die of cardiac arrest (most likely a blood complication).
  • Reports that 1 in 5 have it, either symptomatic or asymptomatic.
  • Reports of people catching it who were totally isolated in quarantine.

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People realize what all that “God stuff” was about the moment after they die.

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Are people afraid to pray, “Thy will be done!”, because they’re afraid of what God’s will might turn out to be?

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A true Christian does what’s right because it’s the right thing to do, and not for a benefit.

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Some Christians seem to rebound off one false teaching only to fall into another false teaching – out of the pan and into the fire. In fact, one of the strongest cults in the world can tell you everything that’s wrong with “the church”.

Pope Watch

May 4, 2021

Today’s Tweets

May 4, 2021

What we’re seeing now is that there’s no aspect or sphere of human existence where man is not prepared to defy God by rejecting His created order.

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From the moment we wake up in the morning it is His day.

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Intellectual arguments can’t be won or lost, you can only put out facts, and let those facts speak for themselves.

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If you’re born again you can never be alone because the Holy Spirit is in you.

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The Lord holds the future in His hands, and He holds you in His hands, if He is your Lord.

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Do you believe Him?

On Judgment Day will the Lord ask,

‘Look, was I asking too much that you simply believe me?’ ?

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When a famous person dies, if they go to Heaven they’re not famous there, and if they go to Hell they’re not famous there, either.

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The Lord Jesus knows exactly what will happen today, tomorrow, next month, next year…..

So, we don’t need to know. Sufficient is the fact that He knows and will guide us accordingly.

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Heaven is real.

And so is the other place.

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We are thanking and praising God for good rains. We had an unusual dry spell for over 6 months and finally our spring source dried up. We were down to our last drops of rainwater and were rationing, and then the heaven-sent rain came. Also, the spring has revived, but hopefully we won’t need it over the wet season as rainwater should be ample. Thanks to those who prayed.

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What is Jesus like?

He’s exactly like He’s described in Scripture.

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If there’s no physical labor we need to do immediately, we can labor in prayer.

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Jesus of Nazareth never desired wealth, and so you would expect the same of all who truly follow Him.

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When Jesus returns and catches up His people to Himself they will have already left the world behind long before that.

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Sin separates people from God and each other.

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In this life, what do you love?

And, where does God fit into the picture?

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People of Christ, we are the mouthpieces of Christ.

Are we faithful mouthpieces?

Or muzzled mouthpieces?

A people silenced by fear, self interest or spiritual deadness?

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Illegal immigrants are granted privileges the homeless don’t have. It’s a political game.

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Jesus repeatedly warned of a burning hell, and said if people don’t repent, that’s where they’ll go.

Today, people smugly laugh at the idea.

Or is it a nervous laugh?

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Many don’t know the Book of Revelation is unfolding right now. For many, it is unthinkable it could happen in their lifetime, and they assume it must always be in the distant future. And, in the past, there’s been so many false alarms about end time events and date setting for Jesus’ return that many have become jaded about the promise of His return.

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How many years have you existed?

It’s nothing compared to eternity.

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If God’s will is always done anyway, why did the Lord Jesus teach us to pray, ‘Thy will be done!’ ? There would be no need to pray that.

God is Sovereign, He rules over all, and there’s a good and perfect will of God which needs to be apprehended.

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One of the joys of Heaven will be to meet people who are there because God used you as an instrument to bring the Gospel to them.

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The person who truly understands human nature will run to Jesus and prostrate themselves before Him, and beg Him to change their nature. And He will. He’s the only one who can.

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Wokeness and Fundamentalist Islam have this in common, that they suffocate any free thinking, and vilify all dissenters.

The new religion of Wokeness tells you what to think. Your own thoughts are not allowed. It’s perhaps the most pervasive thought control ever carried out by man.

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Are you very, very confident in your belief that God doesn’t exist? Or, do you have doubts about your belief in His non-existence?

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The nature of an idol is illusory: people think it’s wonderful, but it’s nothing.

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Scripture records that when Jesus walked the earth very few people could see who He was. Even his own family didn’t know who He was till much later. Virtually none of the people He grew up with knew who He was. Imagine, living next door to the Son of God and not knowing it?

They didn’t see a guy with a permanent phony smile, flashing his teeth to everyone, they saw a “man of sorrows and acquainted with grief”, and yet some saw a Man, “full of grace and truth”.

So, if the majority couldn’t see who Christ was, chances are they also can’t see Christ in you today.

And yet some just might.

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No one has ever helped God out, and God has never helped anyone do their own will.

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There are true and false tongues (speaking or praying in a language you don’t know).

Perhaps the majority are false, and yet there is still a genuine gift of tongues.

Anyway, we need to base our beliefs on scripture, not on experiences or testimonies of peoples experiences, or even what we’ve not experienced.

Because it would be wrong to believe a gift has ceased, not on scriptural evidence, but because you have never experienced it.

That would be to place experience above Gods word.

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There’s a dilemma, that when we speak of Jesus and Salvation, people invariably think of “the church”, and the dilemma is that, usually, they have a false concept of what “the church” is: they might think of stained glass windows, costumes, televangelists and private jets, charlatans, popes… or bad experiences they’ve had with “Christians”. So, realize that none of that stuff has anything to do with you personally knowing Jesus Christ and being saved. It’s a smokescreen, a distraction from seeing the real Jesus, the Son of God, risen from the dead and coming back shining brighter than the sun.

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A teacher could sell a book exposing false prophets and the Prosperity Gospel, and then make financial gain from that book, making them also a false prophet.

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Those who pray for you might be your best friends.

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Every time I went to the Lord for help, He helped me.

If Jesus is helping you, that’s good enough.

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We destroyed our soul, and we can’t recreate what we’ve destroyed, but Jesus Christ can make all things new.

Today’s Tweets

April 30, 2021

The word of God is sufficient.

If this truth gets a grip of your heart you might even become a solid Bible teacher.

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A Bible teacher or commentator can sound very wise by ignoring the portions of scripture he can’t explain or which contradict his views.

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“For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” (Rom. 8:3-4)

What is it that the law could not do?

It couldn’t take out the heart of stone and replace it with a new, tender heart of flesh.

It couldn’t empower the hearer to keep the moral law. It could only tell them they’re wrong.

It couldn’t set them free from their sins.

It couldn’t forgive their sins.

It couldn’t engrave or inscribe those laws in the heart of man.

But God, through Christ, can and will do all of these.

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What is the best thing going?

It’s to know Jesus Christ.

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Jesus said, “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” (John 7:38)

Time for a flow check.

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The struggle between good and evil will not be resolved by both parties reaching a compromise or settlement. Good won’t accept evil, and darkness won’t accept the light.

It will be resolved by Jesus Christ when He comes to judge the world.

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Lack of faith is nothing to be proud of.

And faith is nothing to be proud of.

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Open your mouth and talk to God.

What do you think?

Is He worth talking to?

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The world is, both, a stage where sin is played out, and where Jesus’ love reaches sinners and redeems them from their sins. Out of great tragedy springs great hope. In great darkness a light springs forth. There is great evil, and there is great redemptive love, both being played out on the same stage, side by side.

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Is God your Father?

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If you’ve chosen to live without Christ, have you fully understood the consequences of your choice?

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The power of God and the love of God are intertwined. His power is an expression of His love.

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There is only one person who perfectly understands you, and His name is Jesus Christ.

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With so many sick and dying around us, wouldn’t it be appropriate to be just that little bit extra thankful to God for the gift of good health?

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First, God created plants, with complex nutritional properties. Then, he created man to run on those nutritional values. The logic was, first, make everything man will need to live, then, make man in such a way that his body will be nourished and sustained by those complex nutritional factors.

If we are wise we will keep this in mind when we choose our diet.

And glorify Him for His design and wonderful provision.

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Everyone understands the Bible is true the moment after they die.

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If the world is crazy, and the world affirms you, then what does that make you?

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God’s absolute Sovereignty, and man’s responsibility, are two parallel truths. People err when they emphasize one at the expense of the other. We have to accept both truths equally, or we are trapped in a circular argument, trading one for the other.

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By definition, a Christian is one who has been persuaded by Christ, not by man.

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We can do anything God has called us to do. Which should be obvious.

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If things are not okay, it’s still okay, if the Lord is with you.

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The sins of your race or nation

We can’t apologize for what others have done, but we can acknowledge the evil of it.

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It’s never a question of which religion is “best” or “better” than other religions, it’s a question of Jesus saying that no one comes to the Father except through Him.

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When Trump was in office, Republicans objected to Dems mocking the President. Now, Dems are objecting to Republicans mocking the President.

We shouldn’t mock anyone, whether President or janitor.

‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’, Jesus said.

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“Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?” (James 4:11-12)

a. In this letter, James is doing a whole lot of general judging in a righteous manner, but he doesn’t “speak evil” of anyone in particular. He doesn’t mock, despise or belittle anyone who is sinning, and this is what he means when he warns of “judging a brother”. And, it goes further than simply being rude toward someone, but it means to condemn the person as if you were God, as if you were their judge, and as if it is for you to decide their fate.

b. If we take the place of God and, as it were, push Him aside and take His place as judge, then we are judging Him and His laws. We would be rejecting and mocking Divine order, because, if God has appointed us as judges that would make His law redundant.

c. There is a big difference between condemning someone’s actions and condemning them as a person. The law judges the action. So, that is sufficient. Judge every action according to God’s word without sitting in condemnation over the sinner.

d. Jesus warned that those who label others as fools or morons are in danger of hell fire. They are playing God.

e. We cannot assume this prohibition only applies to judging brothers, and we are allowed to judge those who are not brothers. No.

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Anyone who follows Jesus and goes to Heaven gets a free house, forever.

That’s a real promise Jesus gave.

It’s not an election promise.

Is anyone among you sick?

April 27, 2021

“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.” (James 5:14-15)

a. “Is anyone among you sick?” It implies that sickness was the exception, not the rule.

b. The sick person must call the elders. Jesus didn’t go around looking for the sick, they were looking for Him.

c. We assume it’s concerning serious illness, not a cold or a head ache, because, surely, if the person was able to get out of bed they would have gone to the assembly for prayer. It’s for incapacitated people, to call the elders to come to them. Not for people who can’t be bothered going to church and want someone to come and serve them.

d. The elders, plural, are to be called. This assumes the sick person is part of an assembly governed by elders. Note, it doesn’t say to call the pastor, although that would be okay if there are no elders. Call anyone who is a proven man or woman of God. Certainly, calling someone to come might tell you about their true nature as a shepherd, whether they are willing to come or not.

e. Anointing with oil is a symbolic gesture. The prayer of faith will save the sick, the oil won’t save them, however, perhaps, the oil is to remind of how serious such a transaction with God is, and as a practical expression of faith.

f. A group of men are praying, but it’s called “the prayer of faith”, singular. It’s one prayer. It’s a group praying as one voice, in agreement. And Jesus said when we agree together in prayer it will be done.

g. Implied, that if the sickness was caused by sin, the patient is truly sorry and penitent for that sin, so, along with being healed, they are forgiven, and God’s healing that sickness a sign He has forgiven the sin which caused it. And yet not all sickness is caused by sin.

h. It’s fair to say this scenario is nearly extinct from the church. Many people are so self sufficient or depend entirely on medical care or medication, that they wouldn’t do this. And, where would you find a group of elders willing to visit such a patient at any time of the day in an urgent time of need?

Today’s Tweets

April 25, 2021

Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”

7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.

8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:6-8)

a. One day Christ’s visible, physical Kingdom will be in Israel and rule over the earth.

b. The times are under the Father’s sovereign authority.

c. It is not given to us to know God’s timing. He has told us what will happen, and the signs of His coming, but He has not told us when. This is very pertinent to the time we’re living in now with the Covid plague. We don’t know when it will be over, and we don’t need to know. We need to proceed by faith.

d. The timing is not our concern, but to be filled with the Holy Spirit and be His witnesses is all we need to be concerned about.

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“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”

Romans 8:37

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To be conformed to Christ will mean you’re not conformed to anyone else.

(See Rom. 12:1-2)

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You can tell a society has been brainwashed when they all have the same robotic reaction to things.

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India update: The second wave is in plague proportions. That’s not gov or media spin, it’s reality. Deaths are escalating everywhere, far more than the first wave. The mutations are much more dangerous. Please pray for India.

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I heard that steam inhalation up the nose can kill the virus before it spreads from the nose. Apparently it stays in the nose a few days before spreading. Worth a try if you’re being exposed to the virus daily.

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Scripture is what God has said. Therefore, to misunderstand scripture is to misunderstand God, and to understand scripture is to understand God.

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“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” (Rom 8:1) (Modern translations omit part B)

This means there is no condemnation from God toward those truly in Christ, and who live according to the Spirit.

It doesn’t mean that others won’t condemn us.

It means, even if the devil and the whole world condemns you, God doesn’t condemn you.

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We could argue that the concept of justice was given to man by God.

It entails a price must be paid: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

The scales of justice need to be balanced.

So, imagine a world where there was no concept of justice?

Someone murders your child. You would just have to accept the fact that that’s what the murderer wanted to do, so, who are you to seek punishment for the murderer? And why would you seek the punishment of the murderer?

It goes far deeper than deterrence or teaching him a lesson: the scales of justice must be balanced.

There is an innate value called Justice.

Not surprising, then, that when people depart from God then true justice falls in the street, as scripture says.

True justice is becoming a rare commodity.

But God always executes His justice in the end.

No one ever escapes it.

But in the Cross divine justice is satisfied for all who believe.

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The Bible is the cure for racism because it teaches all people are fellow descendants of one common ancestor, we are all related.

When the BBC accidentally allowed the truth to get out

April 25, 2021

Today’s Tweets

April 23, 2021

As hard as it may seem, what we’re presented with in the Gospel of Christ is a life of faith in God which transcends our present circumstances, which is above our circumstances, and not conditional upon them.

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Trusting God comes down to what we understand of His character.

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For the true Christian, when hopes in this life fade, eternal hope shines brighter and brighter.

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In Christ, God has given His promises to man. This is a great thing, when God makes a promise.

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Faith is in what God can do.

It’s based on His promises.

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When you pray for someone’s soul, have you realized what a massive investment that is?

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If your conscience is severed from God then evil may seem quite okay.

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A form of actual racism is when a major religion believes that people are either inferior or superior based on which community they’re born into.

No one is protesting against them.

Why no outrage?

Because the outrage is politically manufactured.

There is no political objective to be outraged by such forms of racism as this.

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Ask yourself, What is the purpose of my life?

Then go to the Bible and find out.

In the general sense, scripture describes our purpose in Christ, to know Him and make Him known.

In practical terms, our purpose will depend on where He has placed us.

Our role or purpose would be defined by our relationships and proximity with others, both family and friends.

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The greatest thing which can happen to anyone is they get saved, get born again.

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Where our heart is, and where our hope is, is where we pray to.

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How many are totally unprepared for their day in Court? (In God’s courtroom)

Every person will stand trial, without exception.

If you break the law you end up in court.

We broke God’s laws so we end up in His court.

But there’s Good News for all law breakers.

Jesus Christ satisfied the just demands of God’s law for us by paying our penalty. The penalty has been paid in full.

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The more interested we are in what God thinks about us, the less interested we are in people’s opinions of us.

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The political or religious zealot might justify lying if it’s for a good cause.

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If we serve God, He empowers us, rewards us, and satisfies us.

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Moses didn’t have the ability to preach eloquently, but it didn’t matter because God was with him.

Christian, is prayer, to you, a formality you feel obligated to fulfill before you can proceed with the “real” stuff of life?

“Researchers have created embryos that are part-human and part-monkey”

Oh no, they’re virtually begging God to wipe them out.

It is certainly evil to create such an embryo because it mocks or defies Gods order in creation.

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We believe Jesus was and is right, and if you believe He was wrong we would encourage you to rethink your position.

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Principle:

After you’ve prayed for rain, carry an umbrella.

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“It’s tough to have a revolution if people have a full stomach.”

  • Gene D Agostino

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What could please the Father more than to look into your heart and see you’re overwhelmed with thankfulness for the Cross, and for all He has done for you.

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The mission of a Christian is NOT to let the whole world know how wonderful you are. It’s something more.

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God is perfectly just and impartial.

Either Christ pays for our sins, or we suffer the just punishment for our sins.

It will be one or the other.

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Living by faith is living by answers to prayer.

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It’s not over till He says it’s over, and our soul takes rest in this fact.

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I would rather be disturbed by the truth than comforted by a lie.

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Say it out loud:

Heaven is my home.

This world is not my home.

Lord Jesus, you are my home.

Home is wherever you are.

(Are you feeling better already?)

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Christians are not trying to force their values and morals onto others, but the political Left is most definitely trying to force their values and morals onto Christians. They are guilty of exactly the same hate and intolerance which they accuse Christians of having.

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Jesus said the meek shall inherit the earth.

The big mouths miss out.

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“If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Romans 8:31b

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Three kinds of deception:

a. Trying to earn salvation.

b. Thinking one is saved while remaining in bondage to sin. Having a false assurance. They will cry out, “Lord! Lord! We did wonders in your name!” They will be shocked to find out they were never saved.

c. Thinking that one is saved because sin no longer exists under grace. Those who say they have no sin, so they’re ok. Much of Christendom is swinging this way. Sin is no longer sin.

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Ignorance is nothing to be ashamed of, but pride in our ignorance is.

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The Lord is surely pleased with the one who sought His healing sincerely, whether they were healed or not, however, the one who requests healing and makes a positive answer a condition as to whether they will continue to love and trust the Lord is surely not right in their motives and might be testing the Lord.

If people really believed it was God’s perfect will for them to be sick they would never take medicine, see a doctor, or request prayer, lest they be fighting against His will.

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The importance we place on things of the world directly indicates the lack of importance we place on Christ.

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As we tuck into a tasty meal full of healthy goodness it’s a reminder that the goodness comes from the One who alone is Good.

Study on Chlorine Dioxide Solution for the treatment of Covid

April 21, 2021

A recent study was conducted on the effectiveness of Chorine Dioxide Solution for the treatment of Covid. I think it’s worth a read. I’m copying the conclusion from the report here in this post. You can use the link to download the report and read it.

In conclusion, we can affirm without a doubt, based on test of comparison of proportions and its confidence interval, as well as the paired tests where we used the Wilcoxon – Mann – Whitney test (α: 95%), that the data in most of
the variables (P < 0.05) obtained indicate that chlorine dioxide is effective in the treatment of COVID 19, making RT-PCR negative in one hundred percent of cases at 7 days, significantly and rapidly modifying the symptoms of the
disease, significantly reducing laboratory parameters to normality within 14 to 21 days. We recommend conducting randomized double-blind studies and delving into studies of toxicological safety and therapeutic efficacy of chlorine
dioxide in pathologies of epidemiological impact in the near future.

A must see video

April 19, 2021

Interested in the real science behind the vaccine? See this before Big Tech censors it.

Today’s Tweets

April 18, 2021

(Sorry for the delay, no internet)

Been saying this for years, that if you attend a church or fellowship it’s time to “stop the show” and get real. Speak up. Don’t just sit there like a dummy going through the syrupy Hillsong songs, and the same old routine. Speak up. If a church is spiritually dead it’s because its members are. The spiritually dead can’t change the status quo, and they wouldn’t have the courage to do it. Church is supposed to be a corporate business meeting with God. Read 1 Cor. 14.

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The near future belongs to the violent, the pushy, the big mouths, the ones with no conscience left. But it won’t last long.

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The world is going to see the Bible “come to life” before their eyes in the coming years.

The message of the last book of the Bible is that God is very, very angry with mans rebellion against Jesus Christ, and yet He still calls all to come to Christ and flee the wrath to come.

Everything which can be shaken will be shaken, so that those things which can’t be shaken will remain, scripture says.

According to the Bible things are going to get much worse. We can thank the Lord for the warning and draw on His grace, or we can ignore His warning and get lost in the fantasy world of popular preachers.

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Prayer:

You are our Father, we will not be ashamed.

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The imputed righteousness of Christ and practical righteousness are in harmony because Christ both imparts imputed righteousness and produces practical righteousness, so that a person is not theoretically righteous, but actually righteous, in reality.

For example, could a practicing criminal truthfully say, “See, I believe I have the righteousness of Christ imputed to me by faith, so nothing I do can add to or subtract from that righteousness!” ?

Unrighteous living is unbelief, not faith.

If the imputed righteousness of Christ is not evident in practical righteousness, then it is absent in that person, no matter what they profess.

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It would be pointless to try and debate human rights with an Atheistic political regime, because they believe man is simply a highly evolved animal, and therefore there are no moral absolutes.

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Anyone who’s read the Bible knows how it all ends.

And the disciple knows the end of this present world is just the glorious beginning for them.

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Why wouldn’t we seek the Lord with all our heart?

Any valid reason not to seek Him with all our heart?

What could be preventing us doing that?

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As Christians we are more likely to get sidelined by a lawful idol than a forbidden one. But it’s unlawful to make even a good thing into an idol.

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If anyone understands what real racism is, it would have to be the Jewish people.

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I like the timelessness of God. He hasn’t changed since He created the Universe.

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Those who care about your soul are the ones who really love you.

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Jesus said to discern and proclaim the difference between right and wrong, but not to look down on those who are wrong.

Modern Christianity has this blurred.

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When someone raises an objection to the Gospel by saying Christians have been responsible for many wars and the subjugation of people you can tell them that such “Christians” were not Christians by the definition Jesus Christ gave of what constitutes being one of His followers. When Christianity became cultural and political then multitudes identified as Christian who were not Christian at all by Christ’s definition, as is the case today. Jesus said that anyone who doesn’t forsake all to follow Him is not His disciple.

There’s two ways of looking at the history of the past two thousand years: You can look at it as the history of Christian culture, and, events like the Inquisition and Crusades, as the history of a crazed religious cult which borrowed the name of Christ, with no relation to the true Christian faith.

For example, Indians tend to think of the former British Empire as representing Christianity, but that’s a mistake. Christianity became a culture, and empires sprang out of that culture.

True Christianity has never been cultural.

Jesus taught that one must be born again.

Just following Christian customs and traditions doesn’t make you born again, it doesn’t make you a Christian.

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A relevant question for Christians everywhere:

Are you going to be a part of the great falling away?

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Big mistake to look at Jesus’ words as if it were merely just another philosophy, religion, or just a different way of looking at things. If that’s how you see it, then you don’t believe what He said, and don’t believe Him.

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Someone comments:

“If we are genuinely saved then we cannot “lose” our salvation. If that were the case then that means that our salvation is not by grace alone but by our works as well. Ephesians 2:8-9. All false religions are works based. Only in Christianity does God save us through His work, not ours.”

Reply:

Yes, scripture says a person is justified by faith, not by works.

And if they cast that faith away they certainly can’t be justified by faith, if they no longer have genuine faith in the sight of God. (It might be just a hollow confession, but inside their heart has been hardened against God, evident by their lifestyle)

So, works don’t justify a person, but if a justified by faith person returns to a lifestyle of sin their heart becomes hardened through unbelief, the scripture says.

So, faith will save, and unbelief (with it’s evil fruit) will condemn.

“Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, while it is said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” (Heb. 3:12-15)

Grace and responsibility are in perfect harmony. Grace does not contradict responsibility, and responsibility does not contradict grace. Everything is grace, and if we turn away we’ll be lost.

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If you ever wanted to emigrate to the US, now is the time. You can just walk right in.

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Was sharing last night:

Jesus, alone, is right. Our faith is in this fact, alone – faith in a Person. It’s not in whether we think or feel we are right, or some guru or leader is right, or any religion is right. Everything stands or falls in relation to the Person of Jesus Christ, alone. And eternal life is to know Him, and His Father, the Bible says.

Someone asks you, ‘But, how can you know for sure that you are right?’

Answer: It’s not about whether I am right. It’s about whether Jesus is right. It’s about whether He was telling the truth or not.

I believe He was telling the truth.

Or… someone asks, ‘How can you think your way is the only way?’

Answer: No, I don’t have a ‘my way’. Jesus said He is the only way. Either He is correct, or He’s mistaken. I believe He is correct.

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God gave you a life for a reason.

Believe it or not.

And that reason is to do with Him.

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Death doesn’t change ones standing with God, whether one is in right relationship to Him or not.

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Totally faithful is the standard for faithfulness.

Totally pure is the standard for purity.

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Young people can really be encouraged when we acknowledge their achievements.

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Politicians who relax the rule of law when it is politically expedient to do so are enemies of the state, and history will show them as the frauds that they are.

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On your scale of morality, how do you determine whether racial stereotyping or prejudice is worse than any other form of stereotyping or prejudice?

Wokeism is a complex moral religion in it’s own right.

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To disobey Christ is to defy the King and Ruler of the Universe.

It won’t work out well for you.

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Not churchy, but believe in the church, as defined in the New Testament.

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Remember the CCP are atheists. They have no conscience.

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If we have the love of God, we have great love.

If we have the wisdom of God, we have great wisdom.

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“We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” (2 Cor. 5:8)

All the millions who have died in the Lord over the last 2000 years are now present with the Lord. They are all still young, even though some are 2000 years old. Some of them are the greatest minds the world has known. Some are great heroes of the faith. Many are unsung heroes of the faith. All have a great story to tell of God’s faithfulness.

It will be great to meet them and hear their stories.

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“To forget the Holocaust would not only be dangerous, but also incredibly offensive.”

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Look at nature. There’s a lesson in God’s will. It only exists because He willed it. It is an expression of His will, and therefore a portrait of Himself.

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In the spiritual, as in the natural, anything not fed will eventually die.

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Spiritual and Supernatural are synonyms.

Everything about the true Christian life is supernatural.

The supernatural is most often thought of as the impossible.

But, buyer beware because the devil is also spiritual and supernatural.

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A world figure just passed away.

It reminds us of our own mortality.

And that there is a Judgment Day coming.

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Even in our wonderful joy in Christ we are not to forget those who are suffering.

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More on the Sovereignty of God:

It’s an incomprehensingly amazing fact that the Father knows that a sparrow just died somewhere deep in the Amazon rainforest. Jesus taught that.

He gives life and breath to every creature. He sends the rain on the just and the unjust, scripture says.

He causes even your enemies to be at peace with you if you reverence Him.

He prevents the devil from destroying you, but still allows the devil to attack you so you can manifest the glorious, all powerful triumph of Christ over him.

He Sovereignly oversees world events:

“For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.” (Rev. 17:17)

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There’s only two scenarios:

Lost or saved.

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We have to use our free will, then, after using it, we realize it was by grace that we made the right choice. And if we make the wrong choice, it’s not because grace failed to empower us to choose. There’s always this tension at play.

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Today’s Tweets

April 9, 2021

Today’s a “holy day”, so, time to get spiritual?

It encapsulates the whole problem with religion.

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“Racial division is driven by politicians”

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Obviously, neither Biden or Harris will show their faces at the southern border because even they can see the hypocrisy of showing up at an humanitarian crisis which they helped create.

You wouldn’t expect politicians to acknowledge the failure of a policy when it would be tantamount to acknowledging their stupidity or corruption.

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What do you think? Did He rise again? Or was it all a hoax?

You might say, It’s impossible for someone to rise from the dead!

Yes, of course it is.

But everything about Jesus life was “impossible”. That’s why people followed Him, because He did the impossible.

What do you do with that, if you witness the “impossible”?

What happens if the “impossible” happens to you?

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Those who have the grace to live for Christ also have the grace to suffer or die for Him.

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Possible reasons why a Christian doesn’t share God’s word:

  • They’re not interested
  • God’s word hasn’t deeply touched their heart, and is not living in them powerfully
  • They’re afraid they won’t be cool, that some may not like it
  • They fear rejection
  • They don’t care about others
  • They think it is for others to do, not them
  • They are not filled with the Holy Spirit

Etc. ……

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The Bible says everything is God’s property. The Maker retains the ownership rights. The problem is most people can’t stand the idea, and they’ve been deceived into living independent of God.

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The rioting and burning goes on in Portland, and the authorities have the power to put an end to it today, so, we assume, they are allowing it to continue for political purposes.

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2 Corinthians 15 records that Jesus resurrection was witnessed by over five hundred of His followers at one time. These people comprised the church in Israel at its inception. So, the church was not founded on just a few who claimed to have witnessed the resurrection, but on many hundreds of such witnesses. The nucleus of the church didn’t have to trust someone else’s testimony, they saw with their own eyes. On this basis the Christian faith sprung into life.

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The eternal Kingdom of Christ will be a very real society based on love. Love will permeate everything and everyone – every thought, every word and action – the perfect and Holy love of Christ.

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Our repentance doesn’t earn us salvation, and yet it’s one of the signs we are saved.

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“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

(James 1:5)

Imagine a Christianity where no one was lacking wisdom? It would be amazing.

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The fear of Voter ID is the fear that each person will only be able to cast one ballot. Of course it is.

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You can’t over estimate how important the resurrection of Christ is, especially when you consider no one else resurrected – every founder of religion or whatever died and didn’t resurrect, so they’re still dead.

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In theory, if every person on earth followed Jesus Christ you would have a perfect world. Every social problem would be eliminated, and even religion would be obsolete.

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Republicans should focus on convincing more Christians to vote, and it will indeed be a landslide. It will be such an overwhelming majority as to cancel out election fraud. Stats show that a significant portion of evangelicals didn’t vote. Please pass this on to Don.

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Commented

This subject gets a little over complicated unnecessarily.

During the course of a lifetime the average person suffers a variety of ailments, and they often get over them and get healed, by various means, and sometimes healed fast, and sometimes slow, but overall they can say the Lord kept them from dying before their time. The Lord may have used various means to preserve their life.

Important to know that the essence of true faith isn’t focused on our SELF.

Simply trusting God that all will be well is just as legitimate as the person who has the gift of faith to be instantly healed.

See…. what of a Christian who is obsessed with avoiding sickness, constantly making positive confessions, etc. Constantly trying to increase their faith so they won’t get sick.

They might be still obsessed with themselves, and not have genuine faith at all.

Sometimes an obsession with healing betrays fear.

How many in the “faith” movement are actually neurotic and its simply a way to calm their nerves?

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In many ways, scripture defines faith and salvation in terms of repentance:

“God is not willing any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. “

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One thing it means for God to be your Father is He takes care of you as His own child.

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What we see today is selective morality.

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“Christ demands first place. There’s no room on the throne of your heart for two gods.”

  • Billy Graham

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The greatest caring is to care about someone’s soul.

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When Christ is truly our goal, and our motivation to that end, then we never lose motivation in life.

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In Christ we see the greatest was also the most humble.

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If Christ is our life, then, all of our life, and all of our days, are His.

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We can’t stress how bad it would be for you to die without Christ. Jesus taught of conscious, eternal punishment – never ending suffering for those who die in their sins. Please take Jesus Christ seriously.

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Commented

The sovereignty of God is surely not the property of John Calvin.

Simply put, it’s the belief that God has absolute authority over all creation, therefore, anything that does happen, happens only because He allowed it. It doesn’t necessarily mean He is the author of the event, but it is under His authority. He could stop or prevent it if He chose to.

The other alternative would be that events happen which God tried to prevent but failed to.

That God is in control of everything doesn’t mean He is the author of everything.

Sovereignty is a massive comfort for believers.

Continued….

Someone, then, invariably asks, If everything that happens is because God allows it, then that makes God responsible for the evil in this world by allowing it?

Answer:

Here it gets interesting, when a person has the audacity to start schooling God on what He should allow or not allow.

God allowed us all to sin.

Even as Christians we’ve all disobeyed God many times.

He allowed us to disobey.

What would it have been like if we tried to disobey but God overpowered us against our will and stopped us?

It would make us robots.

He gave us a free will to choose because, then, we are no longer programmed robots, but beings who can love Him through our choices, choosing what pleases Him.

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Find out what it means to be a worshiper of God, and be one.

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A favorite quote from the film, Citizen Kane: “Making a lot of money is not hard to do if all you want to do is make a lot of money.”

What do you really want in this life?

If all you really wanted was a lot of money then you would have no life. This desire would destroy you as a human being. You would be a shell of a person.

Like a TV evangelist. And like so many who hate TV evangelists. They’re more buddies than they realize.

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Decades fly by.

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What would be the point of talking to God if He didn’t talk back?

Today’s Tweets

April 4, 2021

A disciple is always happy doing the Lord’s work because they’re a disciple – that’s what they are now.

Normally, when people look to the future and think about what the rest of their life will be like they’re looking at 40, 20, 10 or less years – that’s the limit, and whatever their life is going to be is confined to this brief timeframe. Of course, they may only have days to live and not know it.

But when a Christian looks forward they see eternity. They see themselves living forever. It is just as real as this present life.

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The crucifixion was as barbaric as anything can be barbaric.

We are supposed to view our own sins through that lens of the Cross, and understand how barbaric and God hating WE are, and receive His amazing grace, paid in full on that Cross.

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A Liberal says, What’s wrong with doing something if you’re not hurting anyone else?

Two reasons, one, you’re destroying yourself, and that’s wrong because God gave you life, and you have no right to destroy what He created, and, two, you are spitting in the face of Jesus Christ, and counting His sacrifice for your sins on the Cross as a worthless sacrifice.

Today’s Tweets

April 3, 2021

The Bible says God’s message to the world is about a Man, bloodied and bruised, and nailed to a cross.

Have you understood the Message yet?

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We owe our existence to God.

Are you happy He decided that human beings should exist?

It was His idea.

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Where is the presence of God?

Inside the true disciple of Jesus Christ.

This is the Gospel.

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The idea that only people of a certain skin color are racist, is, itself, a racist idea.

It seems everyone and everything is racist now, except for those who push this ideology. So, you must become one of them, because you wouldn’t want to be a racist, now, would you?

When a white man commits a crime they make sure you know he was white, because his color is an issue, but when a black man does the same thing, his color is not mentioned because his color is not an issue. Can you see a particular ideological narrative being pushed here? You might say you’re not “religious” but unaware you’ve been conditioned into accepting a false ideological narrative.

I believe “hate crimes” don’t exist. An equitable judiciary would only see “crime”, not “hate crimes”. Whether a person had hate is irrelevant if they have committed a crime. And skin color never needs to be mentioned. Not too long ago, when people had more intelligence, race, color or religion had virtually no place in the reporting and treatment of crime.

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Israel is the only nation whose historical existence is punctuated again and again by supernatural events. The truth is better than fiction.

One of the reasons Israel is hated so much is because it is the most visible reminder that the Bible is true. And, that the Bible is true is the scariest thing for modern man to contemplate.

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This planet is teeming with life, but every living thing dies. Jesus announced there will be a new earth for His followers where nothing ever dies. Death will be unknown.

It was His death which destroyed death, and His resurrection which gives eternal life.

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If you had been there to watch Jesus heal the blind, the cripples, and raise the dead, would you also have become one of His disciples?

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The Incarnation denotes the preexistence of Christ, and also that it was irreversible, and not a temporary state.

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Easter.

Not just any man suffering horrific cruelty at the hands of man, but God in the flesh hanging on a Cross. Now, why would God incarnate end up on a Cross? Why would the Father be willing to sacrifice His Son? Why would the Son be willing to be sacrificed? What for? Trying to prove something? Or was God making a transaction within Himself?

Everything we NEED to know about God is contained in the answers to these questions.

And everything we need to know about religion is answered by these answers.

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An idol worshiper is simply one who worships anything other than God, and the worst kind of idol worshiper is the one who claims to be a Christian.

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May you be enriched in the knowledge of Christ today.

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Do satanists know they’re backing a loser?

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Our pride is not worth defending. Defend something worthwhile.

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Christian, the Holy Spirit wants to guide your every step.

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A Christian prayer:

“Lord Jesus, thank you for washing away my sins in your own blood! Without you washing away my sins I could never have come to God, I would have remained unclean, guilty and defiled, cut off from your goodness and love, and deserving your punishment. But you had mercy on me. Thank you for changing me from a rebel to a son. Thank you for giving me eternal life.”

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(Eph. 6:10-20)

Verse 12 says the spiritual “rulers of the darkness of this age” are fighting against true Christians.

They rule everyone who doesn’t know Christ. They used to rule us, but Christ set us free and He now rules in our hearts. But they desperately try to bring us again under their power so that we do what they say and disobey the Lord.

What a great victory Christ has wrought for us! We must “be strong in the Lord and the power of His might” by heeding the truth here.

Today’s Tweets

March 31, 2021

A man is only wise to the extent that he heeds God’s word.

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The meaning of Easter? Can you define what it’s supposed to mean?

That Jesus Christ was crucified for the sins of the whole world, and was raised from the dead on the third day, so He can be the Justifier of all who believe on Him.

See Romans 3:23-26

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Now, skin color alone decides which murders are important, making the Left wing narrative more racist than any other narrative.

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“And the LORD sent against him raiding bands of Chaldeans, bands of Syrians, bands of Moabites, and bands of the people of Ammon; He sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD which He had spoken by His servants the prophets.”

(2 Kings 24:2)

God can command heathen nations to go to war as His instruments.

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To trust God or not to trust God, that is the question, Willie Shakespeare.

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God, in Christ, has given us the power and responsibility to control our thoughts, words and actions.

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There is no substitute for character.

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True prophets tell you what God wants you to hear, and false prophets tell you what the devil wants you to hear.

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This present world will end soon, and it won’t end well, according to the Bible:

“Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.” (Rev. 1:7)

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The Passover Lamb

“But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.”

(Hebrews 10:12-14)

When you’ve seen pictures of Jesus hanging on the cross you might not have seen it in these terms, of a Man offering Himself as a sacrifice for my sins and yours.

Only one offering, one time, it can never be repeated.

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Anyone without a Savior is not saved. And those with a Savior are saved.

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Christian, if you want to know whether all is well, ask yourself, Do I trust Him? If the answer is, Yes, then all is well.

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Turning your back on God is a very hard life.

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Christian, if your life were to end today, would you regret not having given more quality time to God?

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Do you ever think about God?

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A big person will sometimes support people they don’t particularly like. Whereas, the small minded won’t.

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Jesus Christ is the King of Kings.

Then, who or what are His disciples?

The world and the devil conspire against you to make you think you have nothing.

But the devil knows you have everything in Christ, and he has nothing, and he doesn’t want you to realize it.

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The way things are going it’s the ones with the biggest mouths who suppress and control, but Jesus said the meek shall inherit the earth.

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If anything causes even just a ripple in your conscience, take it to God, first.

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The beauty of holiness can only be seen through holy eyes.

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Let us take pleasure only in giving glory to God in everything.

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Three aspects of practical love which non-Christians should experience when they encounter Christians:

  • Kindness
  • Patience
  • Generosity

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“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”

(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

However hard the very last days are going to be there’s going to be a significant number of disciples of Jesus who survive and remain to be caught up into the sky to meet the Lord Jesus.

How will they survive?

The Lord will keep them, protect them, and provide for them.

And yet many will also be martyred, as so many have been, and are presently, suffering martyrdom.

If we survive until the day the Lord physically returns, we will join these martyrs, together with them, to “meet the Lord in the air”.

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Maybe the Father has a list of those, His children, who actually still talk to Him?

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In Christ, we are called to love someone who loves us immensely.

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If God is silent to you, did you get the message?

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An atheist says, if God is in control then it means He is responsible for all the evil in the world.

No.

God doesn’t physically prevent you doing whatever you like. If He did then you would not be serving Him because you love Him, but because you’re forced to.

But, at His discretion, He could end your life and send you for judgment at any hour of the day.

So, He’s definitely in control.

But He’s not responsible for the sins we commit. We are.

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The Lords Supper

Taking the meal “in an unworthy manner” (1 Cor. 11:27) would surely also include taking it while knowingly living in a state of hypocrisy: feigning respect, when deep inside we have our heart still set on sin.

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More scary than anything happening in the world is the lack of thinking among Christians.

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Life without God is an entirely meaningless existence. You are just a highly evolved animal, by chance, by accident, and not by any purpose, design, reason or meaning other than the ones you create in your mind, and then you die, cease to exist, and are forgotten forever, as if you never existed.

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Our salvation was very costly, it cost Jesus everything.

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If we become lukewarm:

a. God is robbed of glory due to Him

b. We suffer loss

c. Others suffer loss

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We need to thank God for EVERYTHING we have.

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Mercy always reaches unworthy recipients.

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There are two basic traps:

a. Sin

b. False spirituality

And false spirituality is simply a cover for sin.

Usually, it’s a cover for pride, the worst sin.

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Faith believes God will take care of it.

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You know things are getting bad when whether something is true or not is considered to be a minor detail.

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Out of all the lives which have ever lived on this planet, how does your life compare, on average?

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A Christian is never alone.

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Have you understood and apprehended the promises of God in Christ Jesus?

Take the promises personally.

He promised YOU.

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Christian, are you ready to face the last days, undergirded by this truth alone: “…I will fear no evil for you are with me…” (Ps 23:4)

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“…earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” (Jude 3b)

A contender fights to keep what is his and what belongs to others. A contender of the faith fights against corruptions of the faith. He will stand in the way of false teachers and earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints by presenting that original faith once delivered to the saints.

The faith was once delivered. There were no further installments.

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Do you have any reason to doubt Jesus Christ?

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When a man is at peace with God he’s certainly at peace with a lot more people than he was before.

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How much do you think God cares about you?

Not at all?

A little?

A lot?

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If you’re a man or woman of God, people should know that if they contact you they’re gonna get prayed for.

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History has taught us that man can’t govern man.

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Those who don’t know God can never see things from His perspective, which is the only perspective that matters.

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You can’t put a monetary value on a true friendship, so we should value friends much more than money.

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Faith is always optimistic.

Pray for your family in Myanmar

March 19, 2021

Letter from Myanmar:

“First of all I want to beg you to pray for our safety and protection. I pray that the angel of the Lord will continue to surround every home in our country.
The military has taken control and is killing civilians. Every day we needed to collect dead bodies on the road with tears and pains. Banks are being shut down, and it isn’t easy to get online.
It breaks my heart so much. Everywhere is filled with smoke and fire as factories are burned and destroyed. Thousands of people don’t have work, food, and a place to stay now.
Almost all of our church members ran back to their village. There is neither market nor a shop where we can buy food because every road is blocked now. How long will we last if it continues like this!?
Just a while ago, the soldiers’ truck came and stopped near our house. We were terrified; they captured six people who were having tea in the shop. We don’t know what they will do to them. God is my only Hope….”

– from Heart Cry Mission Society

Today’s Tweets

March 18, 2021

There’s absolutely nothing that can substitute for personally knowing Jesus.

But people have a lot of confidence in substitutes.

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Are you an Ambassador of Christ?

And, if so, are many people aware that you are?

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“If Christ is not at the center of your life, something else is.”

And that something is us.

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The peculiar thing about humans is they are created in the image of God, but sin has disfigured that image.

And the peculiar thing about those in Christ is the disfigured image is re-created into the image of Christ.

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God places equal value on every human life.

It’s only man who considers some lives more valuable than others.

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If you understand how Jesus is different to any other man who’s ever lived, you’ll believe and follow Him.

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Jesus was inclusive toward all, but exclusive in His message.

There is where liberals trip over that Stone.

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Before the Lord saved me I would sometimes think of weird or wacko Christians I had met or seen and then kind of self justify my own life, but deep down I knew that by doing that I wasn’t at all sincere, I was looking for an excuse to justify my sinful life.

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Saw today:

“…almost a Christian…”

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If you have been truly born of the Spirit, then the Holy Spirit of God has been inside you the whole journey, through thick and thin, through joy and pain, through success and failure, and when you felt spiritual, and when you didn’t.

He’s been in you the whole time.

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Update

Did you know that in many parts of the world you can face trouble, imprisonment or death for simply criticizing the government?

Maybe you’re not as oppressed as you think.

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It’s true, baptism doesn’t save, and yet its importance is derived from Jesus command for it, so if a person refuses baptism we know their stance toward the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Jesus Christ healed thousands of people from serious diseases. At His command the blind could see, the crippled could run, jump and dance, and even the dead came back to life. And He, Himself, came back to life after being dead for three days.

I believe this, and millions of good people have believed this, over 2000 years, from every nation and language.

Join us at His feet.

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Any estimation of God’s power will be an under estimation.

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“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

1 Timothy 6:10

“straying from the faith”

It’s not that they suddenly despise Jesus or purposely reject Him.

It’s that they have strayed away searching for something else or something more.

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Studying the Laodicean church in Revelation 3.

You know, the average Christian today has far more material wealth and luxury than the rich Christians whom Christ addressed in Laodicea.

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“Now when this epistle is read among you, see that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you likewise read the epistle from Laodicea. And say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.” “

(Col. 4:16-17)

Archippus is assumed to be the prominent elder in the church of Laodicea. We see in Rev. 3 that Laodicea became lukewarm and in danger of being cast off by the Lord. Paul is writing to Collosae, which was a neighbouring city to Laodicea, perhaps twenty years prior. Archippus needs to fulfill his ministry in Laodicea. If he doesn’t, then the church there could be lacking. Perhaps he didn’t fulfill his ministry there, and the church became lukewarm? No one knows. But it seems likely.

We must fulfill our ministry. You must fulfill your ministry.

There has to be fulfillment. Not in part, not an unfinished work.

If you say you don’t have a ministry, what you mean is you don’t serve the Lord Jesus Christ, but your own interests.

Today, a “ministry” is usually a business, which is not a Biblical ministry to begin with.

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How can a Christian support evil things?

Just check how the things you support stand before the Judgment Throne of Christ.

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Jesus’ message…

Pass it on.

It’s His message to man.

He wants us to pass on His message.

Not that hard to do.

It would be much harder if you had to think up your own message.

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Don’t hang your family’s dirty laundry out to air to entertain viewers around the world, if you ever get the chance.

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In the Christian life, whatever is man-made crashes like a house of cards sooner or later.

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Jesus Christ wants to come into the deepest part of your being and make you alive to God.

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The essence of honoring God is in the parts of our life where only He knows whether we are honoring Him.

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Is the Father in Heaven involved in the living of your daily life?

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The Bible says the whole world lies in darkness. You can’t dress it up to make it look like it isn’t. It is.

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If you’re extremely sensitive to kids being “corrupted” by certain story books or cartoons, but allow them to sit with you and watch filth and perversion, then you’ve got a major contradiction there. Maybe you’re not the great moral crusader you thought you were?

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In the “Bible days” the Bible was written on big scrolls, and you couldn’t walk around with a bunch of huge scrolls and open them every time you wanted to quote scripture. It had to be stored in your heart and mind, or you didn’t have it.

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“And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear”

(1 Peter 1:17)

God never bends the rules for anyone because they’re special. He uses the same standard to measure us all, without partiality.

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A man or woman of God will occasionally say something we like to hear, but they always say what we need to hear.

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The New Testament says Christ becomes the LIFE of His people. He is our LIFE. Not an add on.

So, it’s quite readily apparent in anyone’s life when Christ is truly their LIFE.

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When you speak to your Father, believe He hears every word.

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Over a lifetime, if God answered all the prayers which you prayed according to His will, then, just that alone, would mean your life has had a massive spiritual impact in this world.

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“Abortion stops a beating heart”

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Next to God, a man’s conscience is his best friend.

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There are people out there who, practically, don’t believe anything in the Bible, but they still call themselves Christians. Very slippery dudes. Impersonators.

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If you study history you’ll note that it’s extremely rare for a person of integrity to rule a nation.

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Anyone want to start a new life in America? Now is the time, you can just walk right in.

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If we could see the world through God’s eyes we would weep and weep and weep.

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March 11, 2021

Christian, would you consider yourself bold and courageous? Or, timid, shy and fearful of what others think of you?

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See Revelation 3:14-22

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They were not outwardly immoral, they were lukewarm.

They put a lot of stock in material things, and their social status.

It’s like, If only they were as enthusiastic for Jesus and the extension of His Kingdom as they were for the good things in life.

The Lord Jesus doesn’t comfort them here with knowledge of His sovereignty or providence. He gives them an ultimatum. Many today would resent such an ultimatum. The Pharisees also rejected Jesus’ ultimatum by replying that they are God’s chosen, so no such threats apply to them.

Our human tendency is to think we are more special than anyone else. Some may read Jesus’ stern warning to the Laodiceans and think, That would never apply to me! No chance Jesus would ever spew me out of His mouth! I’m His special, chosen one!

Well, so were they.

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How could you think of everything God has done for you in Christ and not love Him?

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Everything has its proper place, except for things which should have no place in our lives.

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Everyone needs a place to call “home”.

Oh boyyyyy, you should see our home!

Our Father and our Savior are there waiting for us.

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One of the great encouragements for we who have been truly born again is the communion of the Holy Spirit, revealing to us our UNION with Christ: how we are joined to Him by the Spirit of God, so we are IN HIM and HE IN US, and we can never leave His presence or know any distance between us and Almighty God our Father. Fellowship with God. He knows us, and we know Him. He hears us, and we hear Him.

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Most religious leaders will never have to publically answer an intelligent question.

The religious system is designed so they won’t have to face that embarrassment.

The illusion might be shattered if they can’t give an honest and intelligent answer.

But a righteous person never has to fear any question.

The unrighteous do, though. They don’t like to be caught off guard. They need time to prepare an evasive answer.

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While Jesus is the healer, some of this teaching has problems in its assumptions. “On earth as it is in heaven” , if used as suggested here, would mean no one dies, because no one dies in heaven. No one gets tired or weary in heaven, either.

So does that mean that when you die, or get tired, or get sick, that you are out of the will of God and don’t have enough faith?

How many people have been turned away from the Lord because they were told the reason they are not healed is because they don’t have enough faith? And they are out of God’s will?

Regarding an individual knowing whether it is God’s will to heal them: it is a very personal matter. If the individual desires to be healed and decides to trust God, unconditionally, that is, their faith is not dependent on whether they get healed or not, then it’s between them and God, and all true believers will stand with them.

One of the assumptions the article made was that Christians must be convinced that it is always God’s will to heal, every time, in every situation, otherwise, if they don’t believe this, then they will be double minded as to whether it is God’s will to heal them.

This is a faulty assumption.

Generally, yes, God wants to heal.

Generally, yes, a believer can be confident God wants them well to serve Him.

Generally, God is not in the business of making everyone sick.

Yet we can’t make a rule which we don’t see in scripture.

To know His specific will personally, on some things, we are going to have to know Him personally.

A simplistic formula will not suffice.

And we don’t need a simplistic formula in order to have faith and avoid double mindedness.

There are sometimes unpleasant things in life which are God’s permissive will.

Being martyred for your faith could be God’s will for you, but not for someone else.

God doesn’t kill His people. And yet sometimes it’s His will that we be killed for our faith.

It’s not the same will for everyone.

And this understanding is where true faith or trust rests.

A lot of the American stuff is simply an extension of a neurotic mind.

If such people are faced with the reality that God may have a purpose for them to suffer, they can’t countenance that.

They have opted for the Prosperity Gospel to avoid facing reality.

If you could know God’s will through a simplistic formula then you wouldn’t need to know Him. The formula would replace knowing Him.

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What happens when immoral people become the moral police?

Of course, no one should be the “moral police”.

The history of religion and currently, is that some of the most immoral people have set themselves up as the moral police.

Liberalism is also a religion.

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Injustice may not mean much to a person until it happens to them.

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“If we could earn our salvation, Christ would not have died to provide it.”

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The present state of Christianity can be understood by two things:

a. Christians not having time for God.

b. Or… their spiritual life is self seeking or self indulgent – the pursuit of self.

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It’s ironic that Evangelical politicians are mocked for their beliefs when the most powerful politicians in America are Catholic, and no one mocks them for their beliefs. Do you know what the Catholic Church believes? Check it out, you’ll be amazed.

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One sign the Bible is not fiction is that it’s impossible to write fiction as good and as authentic as that. True stories always outshine fictional ones.

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To some:

You seem to be very confident there is no God? Where do you get that confidence from?

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The Washington swamp has found a convenient decoy in “dangerous” children’s cartoon characters to distract from child trafficking, child porn and paedophile networks under their protection.

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If you run out of reasons to live, at least live for your Creator and Savior. He would like that very much.

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In former times people became famous because they actually did something, or achieved something. Those days are gone.

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What is it with the current Victimhood fad?

If everyone is a victim, no one is responsible.

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Though all creation defies the theory of evolution, the human mind and psyche, in particular, defies it the most. As amazing as all the organs and systems in our bodies are, the brain is on another level altogether. Yes, it’s just a piece of jelly-like meat, but there’s a world within a world inside that clump of tissue, because the physical world is simply that, but the brain goes beyond the physical. The human mind is far more than physical.

Muscles are physical. Organs are physical. But a purely physical brain would not work.

I want you to think about your thought life, and how you control it. Particularly, your desires in life. Is your brain telling you what to do, or are you telling it what to do? Does the brain control it’s own function, or is there something higher up the order than the brain which controls desires, plans, creates, dreams, aspires, or… loves?

Is love merely a set of electrical or hormonal transmissions within the brain?

Who controls what you think and speak?

Is there some hidden recess in my brain that’s firing up right now, shooting electrical connections, chemical reactions, and thus compelling me to write this down or think about this subject?

And is this subject simply some kind of neurological data code somehow imprinted deep inside that piece of meat?

Christians believe man has a spirit, and this life force or inner being rules his brain insomuch that the brain is an instrument of man’s spirit. Man’s spirit controls his mind, like software, and his brain carries out the functions, like hardware.

This seems self evident by the ability we have to contemplate how our own mind works in a self-aware way.

How can an object step outside of itself to view itself?

And only we humans are self-aware. That is, only we can look into ourselves and analyze, understand and appreciate ourselves.

How could a mere clump of tissue and cells analyze it’s own motives, and why it does what it does?

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In Christ’s kingdom and economy there is no “great” work or “small” work, there is only the work of God, and everything He does is wonderful.

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Today’s Tweets

March 7, 2021

The Antichrist will simply fill the vacuum in society which apostate Christianity has created.

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The religion of wokeness wants to dominate all religions, and is against freedom of religion.

The church of wokeness has many wannabe popes.

All this “woke” “cancel culture” stuff is a cultural and political power game, and also a spiritual onslaught. It’s not really about the issues it purports to be about at all, they are just a means to an end, which is to silence Conservatives and Christians and gain power over them. Immoral people are trying to be the arbiters of morality, reminiscent of past religious inquisitions.

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They want ID for everything except for voting. Ya gotta be cynical.

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The Lord Jesus knew that the only way we could live with Him forever was by Him being nailed to a cross, pouring out His blood, and paying the penalty for our sins. And He was willing to pay the price.

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What role does the Holy Spirit play in your life?

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“Jesus”, “Christ”, and “Jesus Christ” are the most popular expletives or cuss names. You rarely hear anyone else’s name.

He must really affect their conscience.

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Regarding the Pope’s interfaith dialogue in Iraq.

The Pope doesn’t represent the Christian faith, the New Testament does. If you want to understand the Christian faith you must read the New Testament, not listen to the Pope.

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Every person is a masterpiece of creation, yet fallen because of sin.

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Perhaps people had less psychological problems back in the day when if they didn’t get out and work the land they would starve.

The subject is, what happens to a person’s mind when they don’t have to work and can live on handouts?

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The Christian life is full of Biblical principles, and these are actually Jesus’ own principles, and if we know Him we will make His principles our own.

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“If gender is only a social construction then all sports should be co-ed.”

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True Christianity is a perpetual dialogue with the infinite God.

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Discouragement can be a great lesson from the Lord for us, sifting us, and forcing us to confront the REAL reason we serve Him and what our TRUE ambitions are.

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We have a free choice to decide what we will believe, but no such choice as to whether we will be judged by God.

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To defy the order of things which God has determined is to defy God.

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I know that nationalistic idolatry is a big problem.

I think it’s not such a simple subject.

I don’t believe God gives a hoot whether someone says the pledge of allegiance or not.

He knows what they mean in their heart.

When we sign a binding contract we are not necessarily becoming a slave to a master.

If I agree to obey the laws of the land it doesn’t necessarily mean the government is now my master, because the law of the land will apply to me whether I agree or like it, or not.

I’ve seen Americans going to both extremes.

Legally, I can’t see what the point is of pledging allegiance to a government or even to Christ because, legally, a pledge means nothing, because people will be subject to the authority whether they pledge or not.

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True Christians believe there is a supernatural dimension inhabited by God and angels, and also evil spirits.

Of course, many in the western world find this primitive, unscientific, medieval thinking.

But, so what?

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The most persistent enemy is self, because he’s always with us.

No, Christians don’t hate themselves, but they don’t love themselves, either.

A born again person is a new creation, their spirit, or inner man, has been reborn with eternal life. But their mind and emotional side has not been regenerated, but it is in a process of renewal.

So, a Christian has a new nature and an old nature living side by side, and warring with each other.

The old nature is self or the flesh, which is to be denied.

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The human condition is to try and escape or avoid God by finding a substitute for Him.

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Just met a brother who told me that, before he became a Christian, when he was in high school, he was failing badly in most subjects. Someone invited him to a Bible study. He heard how King Solomon asked God for wisdom and then became the wisest man on earth. So, he said that he thought he would ask God the same thing, because that’s what he badly needed. Straight away there was a change, in that he became interested in the subjects he was studying, and rather than just memorize answers, he wanted to understand the principles behind it, and how and why it is that way. Gradually he began to excel, and some time later he became a Christian, and he went on to be a Doctor, and now, years later, has been greatly used by God in the medical field.

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Humanists are the first to lose their humanity.

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Everything about our existence we need to give God the credit for.

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According to what Jesus said, you can know, without a doubt, exactly where you’re going after you die.

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What if the true meaning of life is not politically correct?

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Trust Him with the future.

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With all the talk of the Left being offended with everything, have you thought about what it means when God is offended?

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In the wake of the Ravi Zacharias scandal let’s remember Jesus taught that wrong thoughts are the same as the corresponding action in God’s sight. To think about doing wrong is the same as doing wrong.

So, with public cases like Ravi, this is only the tip of the iceberg, in reality.

And perhaps there are some who are disgusted by Ravi who are worse than him.

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Has God forgiven all your sins? Yes or No.

If He forgave us all our sins, but refused to forgive just one of them, we would be separated from Him forever.

How much have you been forgiven?

What did it cost God to lawfully forgive you?

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The joy of knowing Him.

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No Christian should think himself unemployed because the King has employed him in His service.

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The Tweets are long today because I couldn’t get connected to

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March 3, 2021

Giving God our time is a primary way we honor Him.

And no one can say they have no time to give Him.

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Billions of people have lived on this planet, and each had their turn to live for their Creator, and now it’s your turn, and your opportunity.

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Peace on earth does not come prior to Jesus physical and bodily return to judge the world. To believe otherwise is to open oneself to the great delusion of false peace which will accompany the Antichrist.

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Jesus never ever received an unrepentant sinner. The preaching that He does receive them is one of the great deceptions of our time.

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With God, having understanding or knowing does not mean full comprehension. We should know what God expects us to know. A disciple is not on a mission to know and understand everything about God, but rather, what God wants him to know.

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All is well with Christ Jesus.

And if you get with Him then all will be well with your soul.

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Grace can’t be improved upon or added to, it can only be received, responded to, and applied, or rejected.

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How much do your prayers mean to you?

How much do they mean to God your Father?

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God doesn’t judge unrepentant sinners because He hates them or is vindictive but because He is true to His word, and just and holy.

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If you try to illegally slip through immigration you’re a felon, but if you can skip across the border somewhere you’re a “migrant”.

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Everything is providential AND for everything man does he is responsible to God.

Some find in providence a refuge from responsibility: it’s all up to God and not up to them.

And others lean too much on responsibility and can’t see God’s providence: it’s all up to them and not up to God.

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Jesus died for you. Now, how could you think this is not enough and He should have done more?

Jesus died so you can live.

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You’d be amazed how much stuff is going to be cancelled once Jesus comes back.

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Read what Jesus taught about life after death.

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On the question of, What were the “signs of an Apostle”? (2 Cor. 12:12) That is, how did the miraculous in Apostles differ from the miraculous in non Apostles?

I would offer a partial explanation like this:

Jesus taught that God will answer the prayers of anyone as far as that prayer reflects the specific will of God.

Theoretically, then, and there’s no reason to believe otherwise, that any believer could pray for even the greatest and most fantastic miracles and recieve them if it is God’s will and if they have faith.

The NT says God confirmed the message of the Apostles with signs following.

There is only one message.

And God has already confirmed it.

There is no new message, therefore there’s no message which needs confirming today.

The true Gospel is already confirmed by God.

However, the NT also describes another function of signs and wonders:

“For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not accomplished through me, in word and deed, to make the Gentiles obedient — in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” (Rom. 15:18-19)

So here we see God convincing people of Himself through the miraculous. It’s something more than just validating the Apostles, it is God convincing people about God’s power and reality.

So we see in scripture that God sometimes uses the miraculous to convince or awaken people, and also the devil uses the same method to convince people to follow false prophets.

Anecdotally, millions have come to Christ through supernatural encounters or healings.

Millions also have come to Him without the miraculous, and yet their conversion was just as miraculous.

But back to the question.

The original Apostles had something more than the common spiritual operation of praying for the sick and seeing God heal them.

The difference is authority.

In Jesus ministry He didn’t pray for the sick.

He usually gave them a command.

And as they obeyed Him they were healed.

Now, you can try that out, and go around telling people in wheel chairs to stand up and walk, but I don’t think you’ll get far if you don’t have the authority from God to do it.

But you can pray and God can answer.

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Traditionally, weren’t Liberals supposed to support free speech?

So, we see the real issue today is not so much free speech for all, but that only a select group in society is allowed freedom of speech.

The Left is allowed all the hate speech and violence its heart desires, but let a Conservative cross the line and…. Cancel him!

Thugs will become the moral police.

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Looking at the current situation in western society, there is a puppet master and plenty of puppets.