Today’s Tweets

June 22, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

(See Rev. 17:16-18)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He is our peace.

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

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

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

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

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

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An appointment we will all keep:

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

(Romans 14:10b)

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Encouragement is something which increases courage.

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

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

Dumbing down of society?

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

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

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Everything bears fruit after it’s own kind.

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

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

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God gave His Son.

The Son gave His life.

The disciples gave their life for the Son.

This is about giving.

Giving is an incredible phenomenon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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From last Sunday:

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

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

Spiritual gifts were used during the church meeting.

It presumes everyone was free to use their gift.

It totally rules out a traditional church service.

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

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

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

How many acknowledge Him?

How many truly express their thanks to Him?

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

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Today’s Tweets

June 18, 2022

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

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

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

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Bottomline acid test for “having church”:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Understanding the word of God is purely by His Spirit.

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

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

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

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

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

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There’s no religion in Heaven.

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“…Jesus Christ,

the faithful witness,

the firstborn from the dead,

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the ruler over the kings of the earth.

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

(Revelation 1:5)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These things are not coincidental or meaningless.

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

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

The “truth that is in you”.

“Walk in the truth”.

Walk means to live.

These believers lived in the truth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charge them with trespassing and damaging property.

But this is political theater.

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Trump never said to go into the Capitol.

That was Ray Epps.

So, was Epps working for Trump or the Feds?

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

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

Who knows, but it is very fishy.

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

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

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How do you know you are praying in faith?

Because God is answering your prayers.

It’s a process of learning.

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

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

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

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

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

Who is going to add these things to you?

Your Father, who truly loves you, His child.

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

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

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Someone says,

‘People need to accept what I am!’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Truth remains truth whether you believe it or not.

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

Believing something doesn’t make it true.

And not believing something doesn’t make it untrue.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Everyone needs to be forgiven.

Answering an objection to speaking in tongues

June 13, 2022

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

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

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

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

And:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Options

June 13, 2022

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

At least you keep your conscience and your self respect.

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

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

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

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

By corruption I mean anything of the flesh nature.

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

But a true Christian won’t do that.

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

Today’s Tweets

June 11, 2022

Heaven is His Throne.

Heaven is my home.

The earth is His footstool.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Would you like to go to Heaven?

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

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

One thing this speaks of is authority.

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

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

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

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

Continued…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Do you believe God hears what you speak?

If so, speak to Him.

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

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

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Justin Bullington wrote:

“The canon is closed (Rev. 22:18-19).

God’s Word is sufficient (Ps. 119).

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

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

My reply:

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

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

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

After Jesus returns the gifts will no longer be needed.

It will be:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conformed to Christ.

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

This is the standard.

This is the purpose.

This is the joy and glory.

This is your destiny!

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

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

….and this is enough.

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

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

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

It looks like the great progressive social experiment has failed.

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

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

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

My Comment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

During prayer I often raise my hands.

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Do you think about the LORD often?

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

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Re: Jan 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s enough to make you a conspiracy theorist.

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

Today’s Tweets

June 8, 2022

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

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If God helps you, then what are the possibilities?

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

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

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

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Read today:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That’s if you feel inclined to blame someone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Think of the application to your life)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paul mentions men lifting hands in prayer.

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

Today’s Tweets

June 6, 2022

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

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Jesus said, ‘Love your enemies!’

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

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

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

Check the NT church paradigm and then adjust towards that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“Universal Consciousness”

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

Conscious of what, or who, exactly?

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Where would you be if God did not forgive you?

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

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The Holy Spirit is God.

Where is the Holy Spirit?

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

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

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

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

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

Psalm 139:2

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

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

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Biological man.

Biological woman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Are you scared of God?

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

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

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

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

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

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Some things are not for sale.

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

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

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Why would you not believe everything Jesus said?

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

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

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

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

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“Church Planting”?

June 4, 2022

Sometimes we meet Christians who claim to be “planting churches”.

Now, the concept, in itself, is definitely Biblical, however we need wisdom if we are to work with such people, or support them, to understand what exactly is happening with their “church planting”, as to whether truly the Lord is building His church, or whether a man is building a religious organization and financially benefitting from being in control of it.

The difference between a true church plant and that of an organization is that the true is totally relational in nature.

Those whose church experience is not relational will find they need to develop financial relationships to achieve their vision of planting churches.

This means, they will need to offer “pastors” financial support in order to get them to work under their umbrella.

It also presupposes that such a “church planter” is a spiritual authority, as in one at the top of a pyramid scheme of hierarchical authority (like a mini pope).

It also presupposes, usually, that the method of “planting churches” is to find people who are willing to attend services and submit to the person in control of those services.

Which then leads to the topic of, What is a church? Is it simply a church service, that is, a preprogrammed liturgical ritual which is performed, and presided over by a “pastor”?

If that’s what church is, then it’s a simple matter to “plant churches”. All you need to do is sign up with an organisation, and receive financial support in return for following their orders, and then start your “service” anywhere where you can find people who are willing to come under your spiritual control.

This means you need to find people who are ignorant of what a church actually is, by the Biblical definition, and then prolong that ignorance so that these people will cooperate with you and you can use them to build “your church”, while remembering that the man who pays you will take the credit and call it one of “his churches”, and then after some time he will make a trip to America to proclaim that he has planted hundreds of “churches”, when, in reality, it is nothing more than one of those pyramid schemes.

Now, to add to the mix, there is the fact that, regardless of these facts, the Gospel does get preached in some form or other, and some people do get genuinely born again, amidst the crowds of those who have wrong motives and are not born again.

Jesus said MANY will come to Him claiming to be His disciples and He will tell them He never knew them. They had wrong motives for being a Christian. Some see it as a formula to earn salvation through being religious. Others see it as a means for wealth or power.

Will continue this another time.

Today’s Tweets

June 3, 2022

Believing that God has Sovereign rule over everything should draw us deeper into participating with Him in His Kingdom works, and not create passivity.

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“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God…” (Rom. 8:16)

“He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself…” (1 John 5:10a)

Sometimes people accuse us of blindly following a book.

We believe the Book because the Spirit bears witness in our spirit to the truth of it.

So, it goes far beyond an intellectual assent to truth, it is a personal experience with God which shapes our belief in scripture.

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Liberal Christians interpret the Bible according to their fears. They see it written in scripture that terrible times must come before Jesus returns, and, as this scares them, they take the liberty to edit those verses out of the Bible, thus allaying their fears, like an Ostrich sticking its head in the sand.

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Whatever technological advances man has made, he couldn’t have done it without God’s assistance. God can help people achieve things even if they don’t acknowledge His existence.

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I loathe guns with all my heart and find them disgusting, but it would be a disaster if only the criminals (who are, ironically, mostly Democrat supporters) had guns. The whole nation would be like Chicago.

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People of all faiths, or no faith, often exhibit goodness, kindness and many other good traits endowed by their Creator, however, this does not change the fact we are all sinners by nature, and our sins have separated us from God and we need a Savior to reconcile us to God.

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When people seductively give away their modesty they throw away their soul.

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Only the Creator defines His creation. Whatever man thinks he is, he better check with his Creator to find out what he actually is.

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When we’re young we might be terrified of getting old, but when we’re old we realize we’re in a better place as human beings than when we were younger.

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Had a short discussion about “philosophy”. My point is that philosophy ignores man’s greatest and essential need: the need to be reconciled to God by Jesus Christ. So, whatever human benefit is gleaned from it, a man is still lost and condemned in his sins, so it’s like neatly arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. And what if you did arrange those chairs ever so nicely?

“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. (Colossians 2:8-10)

So we can see that the devil would have a great interest in getting people distracted with philosophy so that they feel they have wisdom, which can blind them to the fact they need a Savior, Jesus Christ.

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“Forgiveness is to set a prisoner free, and to realize the prisoner was you.”

~ Corrie Ten Boom

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Pride is the one sin no one likes others to put their finger on. It’s the sin Christians are most protective of.

“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5)

The proud Christian, instead of finding wonderful grace and power, finds God’s resistance.

There’s many Christians who would be set free completely from bondage if they would humble themselves before God, and become nothing in their own eyes, but find their identity in Christ alone.

Only those who are truly God’s children are disciplined by God.

Others can be full of pride and yet find no resistance at all, rather, the world loves them.

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We are living in the time of the great apostasia (2 Thes. 2:3, 1 Tim. 4:1, 2 Tim. 3:1) when it will be hard to find Christians who are not backsliden, narcissistic or worldly. That said, why would we lose heart when it’s hard to find true fellowship if our faith is truly in God and not in man?

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The Man who rose from the dead, He’s the One.

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Only Jesus gave authoritative information about life after death.

Check it out.

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Skin color should be ignored.

Yes?

For me, whatever my ancestral race or tribe is is irrelevant to me living my life.

I don’t even care to know it as it’s irrelevant.

I know this might be a minority view, but who cares.

Because the world makes skin color an issue, thus it becomes an issue, and sometimes it’s an inescapable issue due to that fact

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“For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men…”

(1 Peter 2:15)

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Jesus will judge by His values.

This is the dilemma for mankind.

…Got different values.

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When, one day, your coffin is lowered into the ground, is that where you will be, in that wooden box? Or will you be somewhere else?

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If you want to understand who God is, think of these two things:

  • The Universe and everything which exists was made by Him.
  • A Man hanging by nails through His wrists, pouring out His blood to reconcile the human race to God.

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Our own righteousness won’t do.

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If you’re not a believer, are you open to the possibility of becoming a believer?

Today’s Tweets

May 31, 2022

“Why have young men become more violent?”

“Why is mental illness in children rapidly increasing?”

“Why are drug overdoses increasing?”

“Why are suicides increasing?”

Only the Gospel has the real answer to these questions.

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What’s going to reverse the trend of ever increasing violence, drug addiction, overdoses, suicides, mental illness, shootings, divorce, rape etc… ??

Will more Liberal indoctrination help?

Isn’t it the cause?

And, if the current trend continues, aren’t you looking at a total collapse of society?

Only the Gospel of Jesus Christ addresses the root causes of evil.

The rest is a Disprin or a Band-Aid.

More Liberal indoctrination only makes it worse.

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If the rule of law were upheld then people would feel less of a need to arm themselves for self defence.

The rule of law is not enforced because then the criminals will make a political issue of it by saying they are being discriminated against.

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As individuals are transformed by Jesus Christ, one by one, only then are families and communities progressively transformed.

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We are accountable for what God has given us.

If He had given us nothing, we would be accountable for nothing.

Accountability or responsibility implies someone has been given something to be responsible for.

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You are our joy, LORD.

We are your people forever, LORD.

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Who is Klaus Schwab?

Why should you believe or do what he says?

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According to modern political correctness , any speech which offends the religion or sexuality of another is hate speech.

Therefore, to say ‘Jesus!’ as an expletive would be hate speech because it is offensive to Christians.

So…. here is the great contradiction: Everyone has a right to be offended, except Christians.

Correct?

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If you’re willing, God will have a work for you, every single day.

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What’s so great about gold? It’s only great because people think it is, but thinking that something is great doesn’t, in itself, make something great.

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Confusion happens in Christian discourse when each holds a differing definition of the terms and the terms are not clearly defined.

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To know Jesus Christ is to truly live.

The quality of our life is in the measure we know Him.

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The great crime of religious Babylon (Rev. 17) is she has misrepresented Jesus Christ to the world. What she has built and what she does, does not represent Him.

How would you like someone to misrepresent you?

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We are witnessing the centralization and shift of power at every level, from local to national, to international, and ultimately toward global governance.

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In a perfect marriage of wills, His business becomes our business, His desires become our desires, His joy becomes our joy, His purpose becomes our purpose, and His will becomes our will.

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Has anyone other than Jesus claimed to be the Savior of the world?

It would be a joke if anyone other than Him claimed this.

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What do you want God to do for you?

First acknowledge how much He is already doing for you.

Acknowledge Christ died for you.

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Why would it offend you to hear of Heaven and Hell if these places don’t exist?

The doctrine of Heaven and Hell was/is a central teaching of Jesus of Nazareth.

I believe Him.

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It’s the highest honor and privilege to go in His name, the name above every name, Jesus Christ.

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Someone fully mature in Christ will never seek even the slightest recognition or glory from man.

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If you’re in the religious system, how do you know you’re not a product of the system?

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How do you respect your fellow man?

Does it mean you must approve of their values, beliefs or actions?

Or, is human worth and dignity intrinsically deeper than these things?

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Two kinds of attitudes people have toward God:

  • That He is good
  • That He is a hard taskmaster

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The single most unifying force to bring despotic regimes together will be their common hatred for Israel.

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Government health advertisement:

“Don’t be ashamed you are using (drugs), be empowered that you are using safely.”

This is modern “education”. It points to the real problem, which is Liberal indoctrination of children. And it’s certainly a religion being pushed on these kids. They are being told that there is nothing to be ashamed about becoming a drug addict, but rather, you can be proud that you are. By what moral authority are they moralizing? This is a bizarre cultic doctrine.

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A Christian faces an onslaught of evil, yet Christ dwells in his heart, and this is how he faces it.

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The concept of truth only exists because God exists.

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How could we begin to catalogue all the suffering, violence and injustice in the world today?

But we must at least be aware of what our fellow man is going through.

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The early church did great things because they were filled with the Holy Spirit, and not because they were great people.

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What good is all the knowledge in the world if you don’t know God?

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Jesus can give you a good life here and now, and a spectacular life for all eternity.

Today’s Tweets

May 26, 2022

The greatest people must be those who can forgive.

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Sometimes people talk about their culture as if it’s their fate or destiny to conform to it. Surely this should be a free choice? Freedom to conform to the culture, or freedom not to. For me, my identity is in Jesus Christ. I don’t find my identity in my western culture.

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Has the amazing love of Christ impacted our prayer life and how we pray?

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“DNA, which stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, is a molecule that supplies the genetic instructions that tell living creatures how to develop, live and reproduce. DNA can be found inside every cell and is passed down from parents to their offspring.”

We’re extremely lucky that DNA created itself.

How did DNA know it had to exist first before living creatures could exist?

And not only exist, but reach an incredible complexity before it could start making creatures?

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It’s good that the sexes of male and female evolved. It must have been pretty boring before that.

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You might have thought science had all the answers to the questions of life, and God, no part, but then Jesus of Nazareth comes along and tells a man who had been dead four days and stinking to come out of his tomb. He tells paralyzed people to stand up and walk. He goes beyond science.

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The nature of God is so overwhelmingly beautiful, wonderful and glorious that the highest crime is to simply not believe Him, or His promises.

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When the Holy Spirit reveals Jesus Christ to us our response is to worship.

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“…Governments looking for pretexts to take away your liberties…”

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Morality can’t be legislated, but legislation certainly has its place.

If you took away all the guns then the same people, who are psychotic enough to go on shooting sprees, would use knives or baseball bats to achieve the same result, as per the London experience.

In my opinion, these massacres are indicators society as a whole has failed.

The older generation has certainly failed the younger, and is now reaping the consequences.

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A politician, who won’t venture out in public without armed security, then lectures people that they can’t defend themselves.

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Select your outrage very carefully, you’ve got so much outrage in this world to choose from.

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“You are shameless, bought-and-paid for politician, standing on the bodies of dead children to score political points.”

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The World Economic Forum are super rich Commies. You will own nothing, but they will live in palaces, just like Animal Farm.

“Its interesting how the elites who want us to have digital ID, increased surveillance and want to watch our every move, want immense privacy for themselves and have no accountability.”

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With the Gospel you believe that Jesus Christ has made you right with God, and not you making yourself right with God. We respond to the fact Christ bore our sins in His own body.

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What do you know about God?

And, what is the source of your information?

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Prophets get a better reward than spiritual entertainers.

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The Bible says, ‘God is love’, and doesn’t say, ‘God is wrath’, however, He has strongly warned us to escape His wrath by repenting and believing on Jesus Christ, therefore, we would want to understand His fierce wrath in the light of His wonderful love, for, if the God of love is angry with you, you know He is true, right and holy to have such righteous anger.

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Jesus Christ has an eternal Kingdom.

Do you have a place in it?

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If you were to be filled with the Holy Spirit, what might you expect to happen?

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Where would you be without Jesus Christ?

Condemned for breaking God’s laws.

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Christianity stands and rests upon Jesus Christ, alone.

It does not stand or rest upon what anyone other than Jesus Christ thinks or does.

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Have you considered you might have been indoctrinated in school?

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How do we know we really love God? How can we be sure?

“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.” (1 John 5:3)

Therefore, if we feel His commandments are burdensome, perhaps we don’t know His love?

BTW, “commandments” here refers to the teaching of Jesus and also His teaching through His Apostles, the scripture canon. It doesn’t refer to being “under the law”.

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“…keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” (Jude 21)

This verse implies that people can wander away from the love of God, or remove themselves from its sphere.

In this sense, it’s not that there’s a cut off point where God changes His mind about whether He loves someone, it’s just that they dont want His love and remove themselves from being recipients of it.

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You wonder why the words “saved” or “salvation” are so controversial or why they generate such confusing responses?

If you read the New Testament you will find no such confusion as to the meaning of this concept.

And after reading, there should be no confusion in your mind as to whether you’re saved or not saved.

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When man rejects God there’s no telling how low he will sink.

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“A massive asteroid the size of a small island is set to pass by Earth this Friday, according to NASA’s asteroid tracker.”

Every month significant asteroids pass by Earth.

They keep passing by.

Of course, they will always keep passing by, right?

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On Judgment Day no one will be able to talk their way out of it, and, anyway, they will be too terrified to talk.

Yet, many will say, Lord! Lord! we did wonders in your name!

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When Christians become worldly they don’t really understand what is going on in the world.

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When a Christian gladly and wholeheartedly accepts he is fully accountable to God for his actions then he is less likely to insult Him by offering up excuses or justifications for his faults.

Today’s Tweets

May 22, 2022

Each new day holds fantastic possibilities in Christ.

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The love of Christ is amazing. Families and communities who have this love are like a foretaste of Heaven. Such a contrast to this world.

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“And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them.” (Rev. 20:4a)

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“Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?”

(1 Cor. 6:2-3)

If we look at Revelation 20 we see that the saints will judge the living people at the beginning of the Millennium.

The dead are judged by God after the Millennium.

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Death is not the end.

Death doesn’t mean you are “dead”.

“And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened.” (Rev. 20:12a)

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If someone’s pride gets in our face, let’s check whether we are free from pride.

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God gave you everything, and He gives you every breath you take. So, it’s only fitting to give Him thanks.

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“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.

For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” (Mark 11:22-24)

It shows that God knows us perfectly, and knows, when we make requests to Him, whether we believe or whether we doubt.

He knows us better than we know ourselves.

And this is a fantastic truth if you are His child.

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“…In Him we live and move and have our being…”

Acts 17:28a

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“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus…”

Hebrews 10:19

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Whoever you are, wherever you are, and regardless of whatever you are, Jesus Christ can reach you right this moment if you believe.

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How does 1 Corinthians 14 work in a traditional institutional church setting?

Have a look.

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Official Catholic dogma states that church tradition is of equal authority to scripture.

So, as God’s word is not man’s word, there can never be an equilibrium here.

So, man’s word supposedly carries more weight than Gods word.

Liberal Progressive Christianity is exactly the same.

Comes from the same root.

It’s a true observation that if one thinks they are intrinsically good then they deny the grace of God and deny the Blood of Jesus.

Of course, Universal Reconciliation, which Liberals hold to, believes the sacrifice of Christ has already saved everyone, and therefore repentance and faith is not necessary, more like an added bonus.

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Everyone must be thinking. That is, thinking something. It’s hard to imagine people as being vegetables, a vacant space. The question is whether what we’re thinking about is resulting in a transformed and productive life?

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Not having time to pray is always a question of God having a low priority on our list of priorities.

The same goes for not having time to think.

The outcome of both is disastrous.

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When we pray we are most alive. To pray is to really live.

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If we forget God, how would we like it if He forgot us?

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The love of Christ is uniquely His love, an entirely different kind of love.

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It’s only natural to want people to like you, but not to the extent that you’re afraid to tell them the truth.

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So, the world’s best male swimmer can also become the world’s best female swimmer if he wants to identify as a female?

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Does anyone consider that socialist policies of western governments inevitably end up in financial collapse, and then massive inflation, food shortages, and then the “poor”, who were supposed to have been the beneficiaries, are hit the hardest?

If there is no money tree, then this is inevitable.

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“What about all these millions of people, what will God do with them??”

Okay, let’s start with you.

Where will you stand on Judgment Day?

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The spiritual realm is a parallel universe to the one you can see with your eyes.

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Just quote one verse where Jesus promised you will get rich if you follow Him?

If your pastor preaches this, challenge him publicly.

Of course, the security guards might throw you out.

And if your pastor preaches this he is not a pastor, but an impostor.

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Dishonor and shame only comes to Christians if they fail to honor the LORD.

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Look at Old Testament Israel.

They forsook God and went after idols.

So, in idols, they found a way to avoid God and yet still feel religious.

They didn’t forsake religion, they forsook God.

Religion replaced God.

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We can take nothing of this world with us when we leave this planet, but we can take with us all that we possess now in Christ, our eternal inheritance.

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Name any person or institution of society which does not seek to influence the thinking of others in some way or form?

Even if it’s as simple as posting your photo: aren’t you trying to influence the way people think about you, or influence them to take notice of you?

Human nature.

I’m not saying it’s always a bad thing, but people shouldn’t deny that that’s what they’re about.

So figure out exactly WHAT it is that people, or government, or the media, the arts, writers, journalists, thinkers, ideologies, religions or sects, are trying to influence you on.

In which direction are they trying to steer your thoughts?

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The natural inclination to avoid God is part of the fall we have inherited and a sign of our natural state, from which we need Christ to deliver us.

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You would have a very difficult time trying to explain to the original Apostles about a lot of the stuff that’s going on in Christianity today.

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When we ask for God’s mercy for someone it’s because we are someone who has received His mercy, so therefore we understand it’s their only hope.

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One definition of a local church is a few families coming together to help one another.

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Issues don’t really divide Christians, but, more to the truth of it, reveal what kind of Christians we are.

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Do not reject the message of the Gospel on account of the flaws of the messenger. That would be stupid.

Today’s Tweets

May 17, 2022

How would you stand on Judgment Day without the Blood of Jesus?

What if your sins were not washed away by His precious Blood, where would you stand?

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The most important issue of your life is your salvation.

The rest is as important as arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic in comparison.

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

Do we comprehend how much our salvation cost God?

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All the truth about Jesus Christ is called the GOOD NEWS.

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The love of Christ is such that when good things happen to your brothers and sisters it’s the same as if it were happening to you, and when bad things happen to them it’s also the same as if it happened to you.

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A Christian can believe that God sovereignly put the government into power, and can also be opposed to the policies of that government.

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What is faith for?

Who created the concept of faith?

God.

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They arrest Christians for preaching on the streets on the grounds that it is offensive to people of other religions.

But then, to be fair, you would have to arrest all who put on a public display which is offensive to Christians?

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“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

(Philippians 4:11-13)

See verse 13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – The immediate context indicates he means he can do what Christ called him to do regardless of whether others support him, because Christ strengthens him, so that even in need, he is really not in need – his life and ministry never stands or falls upon human support, but is sustained directly by Jesus Christ the Lord.

He can do all things which Christ has called him to do through Christ’s strength: the supply comes with the call.

Now, even though the particular context here is clear, this does not exempt verse 13 from applying to everything Christ calls a disciple to do.

We don’t want to get too clever with our “context, context” thing. Statements can have a much broader application than the immediate context, and often do.

And yet it’s a mistake to think it means we can do anything we can imagine to do, like, ‘I can climb Mount Everest through Christ who strengthens me!’.

If it were Christ’s purpose for you to climb it, for His Kingdom, then no doubt you should go ahead and climb it, confident He will supply everything you need to do it. Otherwise, no. You would be on your own there.

History shows many Christians have destroyed their lives by walking presumptuously.

In fact, I think there even was a guy who believed God had shown him to climb Everest, and he died on the mountain.

Whatever is Christ’s purpose for our lives, we can do it through Christ who strengthens us.

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The world is okay with spirituality, just so long as it’s not about following Jesus.

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A Christian is overjoyed they will live forever.

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Grace is all sufficient.

When the grace of God is working in someone’s life it is sufficient.

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“…The vilest offender who truly believes,

That moment from Jesus a pardon receives…”

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When we approach the Throne of Grace in prayer, do we have much idea, really, of who it is we are approaching, and to whom we are speaking?

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Is it only possible for a Christian to be bored if they ignore the Holy Spirit?

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“…God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did…” (Romans 4:17b)

Religion cannot give life to the dead.

No one can make themselves alive from the dead.

No one can raise themselves from spiritual death.

Only Jesus Christ can do that.

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“Never before has a generation so diligently recorded themselves accomplishing so little.” unquote

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Who decides what is right or wrong?

Whomever decides, that’s your moral authority.

What if the moral authority for modern society is the devil?

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“Give honor to whom honor is due.”

Do we give the Lord Jesus Christ the honor which is due to Him?

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Life has an amazing array of choices, like what we will do with our time, what we will think about, who we will care about, who we will pray for, which issues will be important to us……

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What is the greatest expression of love?

Jesus said it.

‘Greater love has no man than this, than to lay down his life for his friends.’

Of course, it applies to our life, daily.

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You might have been raised in a Christian family, but you’re not a Christian until you’re born again and a new creation in Christ.

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Not believing God’s word is more than simply a matter of being wrong, it’s a matter of being deceived.

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The Bible teaches us the real value of things.

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Every question about God is answered in Jesus Christ.

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Just watching the sunset and thinking, what would Adam have thought when he sat and watched his first sunset? We see the same sunset he saw, and walk with the same Creator.

Today’s Tweets

May 12, 2022

If someone includes you in their prayers they probably really love you, and they’re the kind of friends we really need.

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I’m not interested in politics, however, politics is now about ideology, and I think everyone should be interested in ideology.

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What impact is the Holy Spirit having in your life today?

Did the Holy Spirit show you things today, or did you figure it out yourself?

Is it a great joy for you to know the Holy Spirit is in you 24/7?

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With every natural resource which is used by man for his benefit and to meet a need, you can bet God knew of that need before He created the resource, which was created before He created man, and that He gave man the skill to identify and exploit the resource. Most probably, the technological rise of man was due to God having already designed the technology, then helping man achieve it. God knew what man would need before He created him.

Do you think it’s merely a coincidence that the natural world supplies mans every need, and that man has learned to exploit it?

The resource predates the need.

But of course, man is supposed to be a good steward of these provisions and not destroy the earth.

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Every ethnic group on earth has its share of a shameful, violent history. We all come from the same parents and inherited the same sinful nature.

Often we find people from various ethnicities acting as if their ancestors lived in some golden age of peace, love and harmony.

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It’s absurd to believe the Universe created itself out of nothing.

When I look at the extreme complexity and magnitude of the natural world and universe, then it’s easy for me to understand that the Father, who made it all, can take note of every sparrow that falls.

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I don’t usually celebrate anything the first century church didn’t celebrate.

I’m okay with that.

Also okay with those who disagree.

So… why??

I think the Apostles knew what they were doing.

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“…The effective, FERVENT prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16b)

Therefore, if we lose fervency we should immediately pause and seek to regain it. It would be useless to just continue on in prayer without fervency.

Fervency is not evidenced in the outward.

God is not deaf. He doesn’t need anyone to shout. Nor does He need anyone to pray in flowery religious jargon, or contrived emotions.

We should know by the indwelling Spirit in our inner man if there is a SOLID CONNECTION in our heart as we pray.

There must be an inner witness for everything if the Spirit is involved.

Or, whether it’s more mental than birthed by the Spirit.

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The exclusive claims of the Gospel are in fact the exclusive claims of Jesus Christ, Himself.

People didn’t think it up for themselves, creating their own religion.

So, if anyone objects to Jesus being the only way to God they should take it up with Him. He said it.

They shouldn’t persecute Christians for simply repeating what Jesus said and taught.

If they hate the message then they must hate Him, because it is His message

People are free to hate Jesus Christ, or dismiss Him as false or of no account.

No true Christians are forcing their faith on anyone or threatening anyone for discrediting Jesus Christ.

It’s not hateful to repeat anything Jesus said.

Unless you believe that what Jesus said is hateful.

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Unwanted children is a big issue today.

From God the Father’s point of view, all of His children are very much wanted children.

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Even the greatest or most beautiful person is one day going to be rotting away six feet underground.

Take Jesus seriously.

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A challenge for evangelists is to clearly articulate and explain what the Bible teaches concerning sin and repentance, yet without coming across as judgmental, unloving or superior.

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Is your concept of church attendance based on what you can get out of it, or on what you can contribute?

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There’s certain countries where if you announce that you are an Apostle you will get an instant following.

This is due to a lack of critical thinking, where Christians have been obsessed with personalities and chasing spiritual experiences and manifestations attributed to these personalities.

Certainly, such “apostles” never help people develop their critical thinking faculties.

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The eternal perspective is the right perspective.

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When true disciples of Christ meet anywhere they don’t need to conduct a formal meeting in order to share God’s word, discuss, and pray for one another.

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Liberal Christians don’t believe in the authority of Scripture. However, when I ask them to describe a truth concerning Jesus Christ or from Him which is not described in Scripture then they always switch the subject.

Switching the subject can mean they don’t understand what the subject is, or they’re simply being tricky.

I try to get them to understand that if you’re tricky it’s because you’re a fraud.

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The Bible defines sin, so we never have to be in doubt about it.

If you have any doubt about the difference between right and wrong, please consult your Bible.

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Now is the time to say what you need to say.

Life is very short.

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Evil spirits try to keep you from seeking God.

Are they succeeding?

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“…in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:22)

A holy people whom God sees collectively as His dwelling place.

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When you’re drawing your last breath will you be thinking about religion, or thinking about God?

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We can’t overemphasize the need for each person to be saved. If you’re not saved, do you know what will happen to you?

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“…All these moments shall be lost in time, like tears in the rain…” (Blade Runner film)

If there were no God, life would be futile. You would die, then cease to exist, lost in time. Eventually, your name would be entirely forgotten, as if you never existed. It would be all gone. Nothing has any transcendent meaning without God. The things you think have meaning would all be gone, forgotten forever, as if they never happened.

Thankfully, Atheism is a myth.

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Political propaganda media throws up decoy stories to draw your attention away from the stories they don’t want you to see, which they try to bury.

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His wonders are so we will never cease to be in wonder of Him.

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Conversation with a cultural Christian:

X – What if someone were to ask you, ‘Are you saved?’, what would be your reply?

Y – I don’t understand the question.

X – Saved, as in, if you died this moment, would you go to Heaven or Hell?

Y – Heaven, I hope.

X – Does this mean you are not absolutely sure whether you would go to Heaven or Hell?

Y – I don’t think anyone can be sure, that’s why we have to have faith.

X – Did Jesus promise eternal life to whoever believes?

Y – Yes.

X – Then, if His promise is true, and you truly believe that promise, then you would have eternal life, right?

Y – But it’s not that simple, we also have to be a good person.

X – But how can you be a good person if you don’t believe what Jesus promised?

Y – Oh, I do believe!

X – But you just admitted you don’t have eternal life, but you’re hoping to be good enough to earn it? This would indicate you don’t believe His promise.

Y – I have been in church all my life and no one has ever explained it to me like this. Thanks so much.

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If anyone reads the New Testament honestly they will know whether they’re saved or not, whether they’re going to Heaven or Hell, and whether their way of life is pleasing to God, and what God requires them to do.

They won’t need anyone else to tell them.

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Apart from the Kingdom of Christ, what is there?

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When parents fail to raise their children in a Godly way they doom the world. A dystopian world is the product of dysfunctional parenting.

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If someone was going to write about you: about who you are and what you are like, your beliefs and values, what kind of person you are, and what you’ve done, then, you would want them to give an accurate description. You might be offended if they used their imagination and described a person very different to the person you actually are, and portrayed you in a wrong light.

Now, apply this to God.

“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…” (Heb. 1:1-3)

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Believing in the Sovereignty of God also means believing He is arranging everything you’ll need to serve Him, and arranging for all the people you should meet, at the specific time and location He appoints – all while you sleep through the night, He is working behind the scenes, preparing your way, and causing the right people to come into contact with you.

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One thing that ‘walking in the Light’ means is that you start to see things differently by virtue of the LORD shining His Light on it, so, because it is His Light, you begin to see things as He sees them, whereas, before, you were in the dark, not seeing things as He sees them.

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There was a time when ‘filled with the Spirit’ was normal Christianity.

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Moral issues ultimately only make sense in relation to Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Otherwise, it’s merely the ever shifting morality of man, which has no authority.

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Since it’s hard to justify murder, the only option, then, is to say the baby is not a person.

Family

May 10, 2022

Today’s Tweets

May 2, 2022

Any hint of self importance and we’ve lost it.

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Maybe you don’t know where to begin when you want to share the Gospel with someone?

Begin and end with Jesus Christ.

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What if we were to see selfies as a cry for help, a cry for love?

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Jesus Christ is all of these:

The greatest.

The most loved.

The most hated.

The most misunderstood.

The most misrepresented.

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At fellowship yesterday a brother said, ‘I love fellowship so much because this is the only place where people are interested to discuss the things of God’.

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“…Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”

“But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”

(Galatians 5:16,18)

If we are fulfilling the lust of the flesh we are breaking the moral law.

If we walk in the Spirit we are not breaking the moral law, and yet we are also not “keeping” the law as one “under the law”.

We are not under the law, and yet we shouldn’t break the moral law and be lawless.

“Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law. Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also, since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law. (Romans 3:28-31)

“But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not!

For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.”

(Galatians 2:17-18)

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Things only become a distraction for us if we enjoy them more than we enjoy God.

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“Now Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.” (1 Chron. 21:1)

We don’t think for one minute that David knew or perceived that it was Satan who was moving him to number Israel.

So, if the great King and Psalmist could be moved by Satan to disobey God, and not know he was being used by the devil, then who are we to think we are immune?

And, the sin in numbering how many soldiers they had was in the fact that the size of their army was irrelevant to their success, because it was God who fought for them, so, in numbering, David was expressing disbelief in God’s power.

The cunning of Satan is he can get people to do things and they don’t know it is him.

If people knew it was Satan who was moving them would they obey him?

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The term “lawless” is frequently used in the New Testament.

However, some people mistakenly think it means to not keep the Sabbath, etc…

It doesn’t refer to not keeping the Old Testament ritualistic law, it refers to not keeping the moral law.

Today, the “lawless” person is the sexually immoral, the idolater, liar, etc..

Not the person who doesn’t observe Jewish laws.

The Antichrist is called the “lawless one”.

Your typical Liberal Progressive Christian is a lawless person.

All sin is lawlessness.

No one is without sin.

However, the people who are proud of their sin and openly flaunt it, and promote it as something good are the lawless ones.

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You shouldn’t laugh at the physically or mentally handicapped, and neither should you laugh at the morally handicapped.

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If life were purely a physical phenomena then you would expect it would be possible to recreate it in a lab, replicating the process by which life supposedly formed or created itself in the first place, or, at the least, prevent things from dying?

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Whatever you understand about the concept of respect, apply it to God, first.

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If the LORD is your help, consider yourself ‘helped’.

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Regarding Conservative leaders or influencers who are not Christians, and there’s many of them, such as Musk, Trump, Shapiro, Peterson, Rogan, Gabbard, Prager, Tawhidi, Ngo, Beck, Fox, Oliver, etc. ….

Some might come to the Lord later.

Others might be part of “mystery Babylon” or the “mystery of iniquiry”.

The Antichrist might also appeal to Conservatives, and have something for everyone.

“Mystery” here can mean something hidden so that the spiritually blind can’t see or understand it.

“Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.” (Daniel 12:10)

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Excited over Musk?

From a Christian point of view I think we should just be thankful for small mercies.

Conservative policies are better than other kinds of policy in terms of freedom and human rights.

For me, this is how I understand the relation between Christianity and the political world.

For example, in prewar Germany, any other candidate would have been better than Hitler.

And mature Christians hopefully never see political leaders as saviors.

So, we don’t think Musk is going to save us from the NWO, or Trump will save us.

It’s just that we would rather have them than Hitler.

…. and God appoints governments.

And God also notes if His people support evil policies.

Or, support evil by default, by doing nothing about it.

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I’m only excited about what God is doing.

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Imagine the terror when a person arrives in Hell and realizes they will live there forever?

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Imagine God accepting you as if you had never sinned? Well, that’s the Gospel.

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The Gospel assumes that those with a conscience will receive it as very good news indeed.

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Many people give mental assent to the Bible, but they’re kind of shell-shocked when you apply its truths to real life.

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Jesus is the greatest Man who ever lived. No one has had a greater impact upon humanity than this Man.

And yet it’s not cool to believe what He said or even mention His name, unless it is as an expletive.

It’s enough to make you believe the devil is real, eh?

And maybe you should question who decides what is cool?

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I guess the ultimate expression or example of tolerance and true free speech is where people blaspheme the holy name of Jesus Christ and they are not hated by Christians?

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When will the use of the name Jesus Christ as an expletive be deemed illegal hate speech because it is deeply offensive to Christians?

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When you see a video from India or Africa of an evangelist healing the sick in Jesus name, what is your reaction? If you don’t know exactly what is going on, better to reserve judgment.

We can observe some things, though.

  • Jesus and the Apostles didn’t hold healing revival meetings, where they needed to hype people up and manipulate their emotions. They didn’t need to create a show or invite the anointing to come, or even wait for the anointing to come. They healed people anywhere and at anytime.
  • God sometimes gets peoples attention through miracles. Sometimes there are true conversions when people are confronted by the supernatural power of God. And, yet, also, there are countless false conversions by this means as well.
  • Then, our rejoicing in such healings is tempered if we see the evangelist is in love with himself and milking money out of people.
  • And we even get less enthusiastic when the crowd starts worshipping the man and calling him a prophet or apostle.

Conclusion? Reserve your excitement until you see a total change of life, a new creation in Christ.

It’s foolish in the extreme to assume that all healings are by the devil, because you think Jesus doesn’t heal anymore.

And just as foolish to blindly accept everything done in Jesus name as being from God.

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The true meaning of life is only in relation to the Life-giver.

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All the people who ever lived are still living, somewhere, the Bible teaches.

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Our work should be in harmony with the work of the Holy Spirit, and so much so that they are the same work.

If God’s grace is guiding and helping you work, then it is His work, actually.

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. (1 Corinthians 15:10)

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I trust you know that God has the power to wipe out this planet in an instant?

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To those who fancy themselves to have authority over God’s children, have you ever considered that if you did indeed have that authority it would also mean you have responsibility? You would also be responsible for the sins of that church if indeed you claim to have authority over it.

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X – Are you always thinking about God?

Y – Who told you that you shouldn’t always be thinking about God?

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“It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.

All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Rev. 13:7-8)

He “overcomes” the saints from every nation by taking away their freedom. To function in society they need to take his mark. They won’t do that, so they can no longer function in society. Their life from thereon will be by God’s providential grace alone, totally separate from the financial system. This means that from this point on the saints will be cut off from communicating with one another by phone or internet. They won’t be able to chat again until they are all reunited in the sky, taken up to meet the LORD in the air.

So, be ready for these things. It’s recorded for us so we’ll be ready.

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(Ephesians 6:10-19)

We might have overlooked verse 18 as part of God’s way of protecting us:

“…praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints…”

Persevering in prayer for the brothers and sisters you know.

That means not quitting.

And it is part of the armor.

So, in us protecting others, or covering them in prayer, God makes sure we are protected.

God’s armor is God’s protection.

We wouldn’t survive without it.

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Are we happiest when we are talking with our Father?

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The greatest burden is the burden of carrying the weight of your own sins.

Jesus said, He who the Son sets free is free indeed!

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What’s Heaven like?

If you’re going to be living there for billions of years, you might be interested to know something about it?

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Everything other than the Kingdom of God is vanity and chasing the wind.

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By repenting of sin a person is not earning their salvation, and yet without repentance they won’t be saved.

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How to “be the church”.

  • Live near like minded brethren. If necessary, move closer to them.
  • Gather in each others homes on certain evenings to pray and study the word.
  • At least once a week all gather to have the Lord’s Table. The first day of the week is usually the most suitable day.
  • Really be committed to these folks, upholding them every day in prayer. Help each other.
  • Groups do public evangelism as led by the Spirit.
  • Let the meetings be “real”. Address the realities of life.
  • At least 2 or 3 men should be co-elders. No one elder makes decisions alone, it is by consensus. The elders need to guide but not control. And they are responsible for order and sound teaching to be maintained.
  • Care for the others, but don’t be a busybody or a meddler in their private life. Know the boundaries set by God.
  • The church should really grasp and obey the order layed out in 1 Cor. 14 for meetings.
  • The children should learn to listen in the meetings. Nothing should be so intellectual that it is over their heads.

Etc….

If you can only do some of this, then at least do that, rather than nothing.

And this is far better than being the audience in a traditional church.

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The authority of scripture doesn’t just settle the matter of whether or not there is a “Jesus”, it settles the matter of who the REAL Jesus is, defining the difference between Him, and false conceptions of Him.

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Spiritual vision hinges on obedience, and obedience hinges on faith and love, and it all hinges on the grace of God.

Everything is by the grace of God, so there’s no basis for pride.

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“By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed…” (Rev. 9:18a)

This is coming. No one knows the exact year, but it might be sooner rather than later.

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To be alive to God is to really be alive.

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Jesus has the same mesa

Today’s Tweets (shortened due to net problems)

April 23, 2022

When Jesus came on the scene the people were confronted by His miracles.

Something undeniably supernatural was happening before their eyes.

What does supernatural mean? What are the implications for our being if there is more to reality than the physical universe?

His opponents attributed these miracles to the devil.

They couldn’t deny something supernatural was taking place. They couldn’t accuse Jesus of tricking people into believing that miracles were taking place.

It was more convenient for them to attribute these miracles to the devil than admit it was God vindicating Jesus as His Son.

Being confronted and even scandalized by the undeniable reality of the supernatural in Jesus’ life meant they were confronted by Him, and confronted by His message, and confronted by God, Himself.

All they had to do was accept Him for who He claimed to be, the Son of the Living God.

Over to you now.

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God didn’t abandon the human race to their own superstitions and imaginings.

He sent His Son into this world.

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How can you know God if you’re against Him?

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God’s word reveals God.

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Stand in wonder at all the works of God.

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Do you have a conscience?

What exactly is it?

How does it work?

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“Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10)


Make the angels happy today.

It just shows you that nothing can really be done in secret.

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Over the last 500 years the only book which has terrorized despots and continues to do so is The Bible (The Book).

So far the west has not outlawed the Book itself, but is progressively censoring its truths and teachings.

But only evil people feel threatened by the truths of the Bible…

…according to the Bible.

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The Centurion who supervised Jesus’ crucifixion declared Him to be righteous when he saw the dignified way Jesus conducted Himself as He was suffering terribly and dying, dismissing His spirit. The fact was Jesus was bearing the penalty for the sins of that Centurion. Jesus was saving the Centurion. Perhaps later he came to appreciate that.

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Pick out any person at random, then consider, How many care about that person’s soul?

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Jesus preached both love and judgment. Reread His message.

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The Holy Spirit can register in us His pleasure in what we’re doing, or His displeasure. If we’re not sensitive to Him we might ignore His displeasure and think it’s just us.

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Every person in the world knows enough about God to be legally accountable or responsible before His judgment.

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse…”

(Romans 1:20)

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“Do you not know that the saints will judge the world?”

(1 Cor. 6:2a)

It’s amazing…

It’s during the Millennial reign of Christ on earth.

“And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’

And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’

Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities.’ “

(Luke 19:17-19)

We will be in our glorified bodies.

When Jesus rose from the dead He had a glorified physical body, which means it is physical, but not subject to physical limitation.

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Pray… “…for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” (Eph. 6:19-20)

Is this your heart’s desire and prayer, that utterance be given to you to open your mouth boldly and to boldly speak the Gospel of Jesus Christ as you ought to do it?

This should be our heart cry to God.

See Paul’s utter dependency on God to give him the utterance and the boldness?

The person with a big mouth probably wouldn’t plead with God to give them utterance. They will just keep talking anyway, without the Holy Spirit.

Today’s Tweets (short version)

April 18, 2022

If we can see things as Jesus sees them, it’s only then that we can see what idols really are.

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It seems only reasonable that if we don’t seek the LORD with all our heart we will only be an empty shell of a Christian.

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One of the great mysteries of the universe is how people willingly serve the devil and still think they’re smart.

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All you need is Jesus.

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The religious system needs Christmas, Easter, Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms etc. to justify its existence.

But Christians don’t need the religious system.

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Christmas and Easter can be used for the Gospel.

And yet the early church did not have either Christmas or Easter.

They certainly had the Gospel.

And every time they broke bread together they had “Easter”.

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Who ever you are, Jesus Christ doesn’t want you to honor Him with sentimental platitudes if you don’t follow Him. He wants you to believe Him and do what He says.

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Who decides right from wrong?

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It is well with my soul because of the Cross.

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How much has God forgiven you?

It’s totally because Jesus suffered, bled and died in our place.

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When Jesus said He is the Light of the World He wasn’t joking. He means without Him we’re totally in the dark.

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The best place to be is to not to expect to receive anything from people, but just be content in the LORD. And if you do receive anything from people, that’s a pleasant extra to the contentment you already have.

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“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.” (Exodus 20:7)

When you think about this verse it’s easy to see these days what the name of the LORD is: it’s Jesus Christ.

This is the name of the LORD, and the only name which is taken in vain.

Are any other names taken in vain?

People are only interested in taking the name of the LORD in vain.

I’ve never heard of any other name taken in vain.

Never heard Sam Smith’s name taken in vain.

In fact, if you ever took another name, other than Jesus, in vain, people would think you’re stupid.

Cause everyone instinctively knows that Jesus is the name of the LORD, and takes His name in vain, and no other.

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A recent interchange on the subject of “Imagine” by John Lennon:

Me – Lennon should have learned through the failure and atrocities of Communism that a society without God is an evil society, not a utopia.

Jack – Lennon was against religion, not against God.

Me – That might be true on the surface, yet, if Lennon believes there is a God, but there’s no Heaven or Hell, then isn’t that a religious belief?

And isn’t he saying that religion is the cause of all the problems, yet isn’t he just espousing another religion?

He believes in some kind of God, just so long as that God is not the God of the Bible? So, what makes the God of Lennon the true God, and the God of the Bible a false God?

Jack – (replies in expletives)

(In other words, he has no intelligent reply)

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What’s the use of having “Christianity” and not having Christ?

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If you find it hard to accept that God Almighty would condescend to live in mere men and women, like you and I, then consider that God went even further than that in becoming a Man. God was even willing to become a Man. Jesus is fully God and fully Man.

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The Christian life is intensely personal, between you and God, and yet at the same time we are members of the body of Christ.

Today’s Tweets

April 7, 2022

You don’t need to search very far to find God if His Spirit is truly within you.

Which is a gross understatement.

He lives in you, and you’re searching for Him?

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Jesus!

“…Kings and kingdoms will all pass away,
But there’s something about that Name!”

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The end of the world is not the end of it all for those who possess eternal life in Jesus Christ, it’s just the beginning.

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No, Christianity was not based on a lie.

Jesus did rise again.

There was no scam about it.

He really did rise again.

It is not a lie.

It wasn’t a lie which turned the world upside down, transforming lives everywhere.

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Jesus of Nazareth.

Still alive today.

What a friend.

What a Savior.

What a King.

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About creation:

Ultimately everything hinges on Jesus.

He believed the Old Testament account to be valid and true, He said so.

And He is God in the flesh.

He rose from the dead.

So I will trust that His judgment about is correct and He wasn’t mistaken.

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Did they tell you this at school about Radio Carbon Dating?

“Samples that are older than about 40,000 years are extremely difficult to date due to tiny levels of carbon-14. Over 60,000 years old, and they can’t be dated at all.”

And yet dinosaurs were supposed to have lived millions of years ago, and yet there’s no proof it was so long ago.

And “primitive man” hundreds of thousands of years ago, but no proof, just guessing.

So, therefore these are THEORIES and not facts.

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Jesus gave everything for us.

What should be our response?

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While our faith is intensely personal, it can’t remain private:

“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matt. 10:32-33)

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Intercessory prayer (for specific people) is a massive responsibility.

If we are not interested, He might pass us over and find someone else who will care.

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Only Jesus can make the dead come to life.

And He was once dead, but now He’s alive forevermore.

And we who are in Him were once dead, but now we’re alive forevermore.

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While you still have at least a little freedom of speech left, make the most of it while you can.

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A Liberal Christian was musing, ‘Did Jesus have knowledge, or did He have love?’.

See the set up, the false dichotomy presented? You get to choose, either Jesus had knowledge, or He had love? As if love is somehow threatened by knowledge.

He had TRUTH. He was and is THE TRUTH.

This means He’s not only the source of truth, but He embodies the truth as well.

And He is the embodiment of love as well.

We can’t separate His truth from His love. That would be ridiculous to even try.

You can look at what He taught as knowledge or theology, or you can look at it simply as TRUTH.

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

Then, when the paradigm of theology came along much later, Christians could choose whether they were interested in the truth or not. Truth became an option, and was rebranded “theology”.

Defining our terms, “knowledge” in scripture refers to knowing and experiencing God, not just having information.

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

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If the issue or incident is petty, our retort will likewise be petty.

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I turned to God, not to religion.

Yet, Liberal “Christians” define “religion” differently. They think that believing and obeying Jesus makes you “religious”, and only those indoctrinated into Liberalism are truly spiritual.

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Those who want power over others never want freedom of speech or thought, for obvious reasons.

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Do you have to wait till Judgment Day to see how God judges?

Or can you know it today by reading His word?

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Talk to God a lot, and when you have time talk to people also.

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The rise of Global Government.

The rise of global ideological brainwashing.

The death of free speech or independent thought.

This is where it’s heading.

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The ministry of the Holy Spirit in an individual’s life spills over and is the same ministry to the church, the body of Christ. The Holy Spirit builds you up, and He wants to work through you to build up the brothers and sisters, who are the church. Similarly, He corrects you, and may want to use you as an instrument of correction also.

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The “non-answer”.

This is a special skill which slippery people have perfected.

Suppression of the truth.

Only slippery people do it.

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“… You have kept my word…” (Rev. 3:8)

Are we keeping His word?

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Truth is much more than something we intellectually ascribe or assent to: for the life we live is either the truth or a lie.

If our life is lived in Jesus Christ, who is the truth, our life will reflect His truth.

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Conservative-ism is not Christianity, and as long as it doesn’t take the place of true Christianity (personally knowing Jesus Christ) then it’s much better than any other political or ideological alternative, such as Woke fascism or extreme Left Wing or Right Wing ideologies.

Christians should think of political Conservatism, not as representing Christianity, but rather simply a better alternative than Anti-Christian ideologies.

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It would be a good idea to take Jesus seriously.

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Salvation is totally undeserved, but it’s not totally unconditional.

The word “If” is a conjunction which introduces a conditional clause. Watch out for it in the Bible.

God’s love is unconditional.

And yet He eternally punishes those who don’t repent.

So, with such, it wasn’t that God didn’t love them, or that He failed to continue to love them that they end up in Hell forever.

Scripture says,

“…remain in His love..”

“…abide in His love..”

If we turn away from God and exchange Him for our lust, then we have not remained in His love.

“You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.” (Rev. 3:4-5)

“Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.” (Romans 11:22)

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Sometimes the devil wants you to argue with people whom God wants you to ignore.

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Social media tells us what people think about things.

The Bible tells us what God thinks about things.

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Prayer is your connection to God.

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The classic themes of story telling have mostly centered on the struggle of good over evil. Now, with Disney, guess the plots to come? The sexually immoral are the “good guys”, and anyone who disagrees are the villains, the evil ones, the monsters?

Disney has always had a spiritual message embedded in their content. It used to be a fascination with the occult. Now it’s sexualization and gender indoctrination of kids. In past times they would never have gotten away with it.

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Someone says gifts of the Spirit were meant purely as “signs”.

Answer: When Paul prayed privately in an unknown language more than anyone else (1Cor. 14) this wasn’t a “sign” to anyone because it was in private, in secret.

Then, where is the scripture which says such a work of the Spirit ceased?

I mean the actual text, not circular arguments?

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With God’s help what can you do?

Is it possible if He helps you to do it?

How much of a difference does His help make?

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There is no place for a celebrity teacher or prophet if one accepts scripture as the only truth.

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The creation gives me great joy because of the One who created it.

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How can someone who’s shining the Light to the world then come under the influence of the world? How can the darkness dictate to the light?

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” (Eph. 5:8)

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Man can’t be neutral toward God, he will either love Him or resent Him.

Why are people so attracted to things which defy God’s order in creation?

It’s because deep in man’s psyche he harbors resentment toward God. It can be hidden deep in the subconscious, yet it manifests in a life which takes pleasure in purposely doing the opposite of God’s order, in rebellion.

Like a naughty child who displays his resentment by always going contrary to his parent’s wishes.

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Angels are created beings, which means they have a beginning. So, what was it like before they were created, way back in the eternal past?

There is true wonder when it comes to God.

God is the ultimate reality, and yet also beyond full comprehension for us.

The main thing is we can know Him personally, through His Son, Jesus Christ.

We don’t need to fully comprehend everything about God in order to know God, because we are His children.

“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deut. 29:29)

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I trust your church attendance is helping you grow in Christlikeness, into a better, more mature, loving and caring human being, into an ever increasing faith and love for Jesus, and in the renewal of your mind to think soberly, rationally, honestly and orderly, equipping you to soundly articulate the Gospel and the word of God to those around you?

Today’s Tweets

March 22, 2022

Humility has to come from our deepest being, from our true identity, as someone who has greatly offended God and doesn’t deserve to live, yet has obtained grace and mercy in Jesus Christ, because there’s nothing worse than fake humility.

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Pray for those who are suffering as if it were you who is suffering.

Identify with the suffering of others. Consider what it’s like when a guy is standing over there aiming his automatic rifle at you because his job is to kill you? Consider how it feels. Or when shells are falling all around your house, with a deafening, ear-splitting boom, and shaking everything inside you? Consider it.

“Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.” (Hebrews 13:3)

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The fact that the LORD told us what the signs of His coming will be means we are to watch out for those signs.

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Does anyone think they can escape from God after they die?

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He gives you every breath, so give Him your heart and mind.

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In Christ you have everything you need.

“…You are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” (Col. 2:10)

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If you’re on Twitter you’ll know that everyone moralizes, without exception. So, whose morality is correct? How will you know if your morality is not, in fact, immorality? Where is your moral index? Is there an absolute standard on which your morality leans?

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You know how you take note of the words and actions of others? And sometimes your observations and subsequent assumptions or conclusions about them are quite detailed? Well, it works the other way as well, and people are taking notes on your life.

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In some supposedly civilized countries its becoming illegal to preach on the streets.

Whole churches need to go out en-masse and preach, and say, ‘Arrest us all, if you want’.

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The first step for a church to seek revival would be that the majority of that church pray unitedly as one voice, earnestly desiring revival in their own lives and in the assembly.

I can’t see how their request would be denied.

Another step would be if the majority of the assembly went out together to preach the Gospel in public. Mobilization.

Prayer and fasting for revival.

“As a large fire begins with kindling of small twigs and branches, even so a large revival is preceded by the prayers of a few hidden seemingly insignificant souls.”

—Gary Amirault

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Are we overwhelmed with thankfulness to God?

Or underwhelmed, suffering from thanklessness?

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We’re either seeking the LORD, or excluding the LORD.

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Will you need to check with your friends first to find out if it’s okay for you to become a Christian?

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If God is pleased with you, then what more could you ask for?

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In Heaven, everything is planned, designed and made by God. No aspect of it was designed by man. Yet, who knows what things we will do billions of years from now? And, even if we do make things in the eternal future, those things are sure to be perfect expressions of the mind and nature of God, as we ourselves will be.

You don’t need money in Heaven.

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If a church is dead the primary reason could only be that the members are not filled with the Holy Spirit.

This is assuming the members are saved to begin with.

How do we define “dead” in this case?

Or how do we define an “alive” church?

It won’t be human energy, enthusiasm or excitement which makes a church “alive” and not “dead”.

It won’t be uninhibited displays of joy or rejoicing, either.

Just shouting and dancing or pogo-stick jumping doesn’t mean a church is alive.

Nor does quietness or subdued actions mean it is dead.

It’s more to do withr love, freedom, people have a living relationship with Jesus and boldly share His word. Etc.

If the congregation are stunned mullets… who just shuffle in, sit through a sermon, then go home, that’s dead. Even if the sermon is very good.

Compare with 1 Corinthians 14.

This kind of church:

“Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge. But if anything is revealed to another who sits by, let the first keep silent. For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.” (1 Cor. 14:29-31)

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Humanistic reasoning sometimes seems reasonable, until you bring God into the picture.

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“The ultimate form of idolatry is humanism, which regards man as the measure of all things.”

— RC Sproul

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Church tradition only propagates the purpose of the religion, and not the purpose of God.

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The proof of repentance is you no longer do what you’ve repented of.

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No one can seek the face of the LORD and be disappointed, can they?

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Doing the Lord’s work is simply the outcome of the Lord working in you.

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Man’s natural spiritual state is deep darkness, total blindness, like groping around in a pitch black cave.

In this context Jesus says, ‘I am the Light of the world, whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but have the light of life’.

This scripture tells us (in John 3) that those in the deep darkness are aware of the existence of the LIGHT because they “hate the light”.

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Someone just told me the warnings in the Bible don’t apply to believers.

This kind of arrogance is exactly what we are warned of falling into.

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When moral depravity in a society becomes a virtue then it’s protected, and anyone calling it out must be evil. A total reversal of reality, where evil is good, and good, evil.

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God is exactly as described in the Bible.

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It’s folly to look for life in things which are dead.

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“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.

And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.

Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” (2 Cor. 11:13-15)

So, satan has “his ministers” as well. He must have thought that if Jesus can have a church, then so can he.

What would be the purpose of satan having his own church, which masquerades as the church of Christ, and “his ministers” masquerading as apostles, prophets and pastors?

It would seem it is to play a really bad joke on people: to make them feel religious or spiritual, when in fact they’re still lost in their sins.

It’s to get these people trusting in anything except the risen Lord Jesus and His finished work on the Cross.

Trusting in popes, mary, saints, mass, baptism, miracle workers etc.

Or trusting in oneself.

Trusting in ones keeping or observance of the law.

Trusting in church attendance.

Or trusting that they belong to the “true church”.

That their organization is the “true church”.

Satan’s ministers get people sucked into any of these beliefs.

(By the way, in scripture the original word for “minister” is simply “servant”, not a clergyman. Anyone who serves is a servant/minister.)

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Cheap Grace

If you murdered someone, and the family of that person forgave you, would you then feel that that would mean it’s okay to murder the rest of the family?

They forgave you, right? So, murder must not be a big deal for them, right?

… This is the logic of cheap grace.

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In a friendship it makes a huge difference to you if someone doesn’t believe what you say.

Similarly, it makes a huge difference to Jesus Christ if you don’t believe what He said.

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True Christians are not the way they are because they are naturally better than anyone else, but because they have received God’s mercy, and had their sins washed away by Jesus blood, and have been transformed by the Holy Spirit and God’s word.

So, the most wicked person you know may also become a true Christian.

“For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3-4)

Christ died for our sins.

This includes every category of sin.

Whatever the most evil, degrading, disgusting or hateful sin you can imagine, Christ died for that sin as well.

This means forgiveness is available, if you can believe Him, and are willing to repent.

Everything between you and God was settled on that Cross, when Jesus suffered, bled and died for you. That one transaction decides everything concerning how God deals with you and works in your life.

“For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” (Heb. 10:14)

Therefore…

“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19)

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The HOPE that’s in my heart:

I didn’t put it there.

My friends didn’t put it there.

The world didn’t put it there.

Jesus Christ put it there.

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If a prisoner were pardoned, and the door of his cell opened, he wouldn’t be congratulated, honored or accredited with having earned his salvation by walking out the door. And he certainly could not boast about walking out that door, or expect any reward for doing so.

This is in answer to those who believe that man’s responsibility to repent and believe means man is earning or meriting salvation.

They think, if a man has to choose, then, if he chooses, he has earned salvation.

Or if he believes that to stay saved he must not turn away from God, then that means he is trying to stay saved by meritorious good works.

Sometimes people mockingly say that if you believe the warnings to believers in scripture concerning falling away then you must be trying to stay saved by your good works.

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If the word of God doesn’t convince someone, do we think the word of man will?

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God takes care of a lot of people.

He can manage it.

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“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them” (Heb. 10:16)

Therefore a Liberal Christian can’t be in the New Covenant because they reject God’s moral law, and it is certainly not written in their hearts and minds.

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The Holy Spirit is really into prayer.

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Believing prayer is a great expression of confidence in the nature and character of God. It is an expression of trust in who He is, and what He has promised.

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If a person is filled with the Holy Spirit then nothing they do should amaze us if it is the work of the Spirit in them.

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Jesus Christ has only one message for this world.

And He, Himself, is that message.