Archive for January, 2009

The danger of Spiritualizing

January 31, 2009

If we believe in a literal millennial reign of Christ on this present earth then we would believe that this present earth is destroyed and remade only AFTER that, and then the New Jerusalem descends to the new earth. Jesus’ bodily coming to Jerusalem is certainly not the descent of the New Jerusalem.

Where’s the application to this? What would be the danger in not believing this? It could be alluded to in the fact that the majority of Christendom will take the mark and worship the beast in the belief that it is the loving ‘Christian’ thing to do, for the sake of world unity, to save the world, which is what Jesus wants, eh, to save the world? That the world live in peace and harmony? Spread the ‘love’ and the world can live as one?

And if the Church  ‘authorities’ they respect, admire and submit to go along with it, then it must be OK?

And the conditioning for this to happen is contributed to and initiated by a spiritualizing of the Scriptures. If people mock and scoff now at the thought that the antichrist/beast is an actual man, they’re set up to receive a strong delusion, especially when the great signs and wonders start happening.

But i’m not trying to be pragmatic. My only grounds for believing anything, is that it is in fact true, and that alone; not on the benefits, ramifications or fallout of believing it, which would be pragmatic thinking. If you’re a pragmatist with Scripture, then you’re a hireling, and not an Ambassador of Christ.

If the hundreds of prophecies which relate to the Millennium are spiritualized into meaning that they refer to the Church age, now; that it is the reign and rule of Christianity over the earth now, then that is a wide open door to believe that the great apostasy happening now, and the ever increasing worldly political power of Christianity, is in fact the Kingdom of God coming in power, when it’s in fact the Kingdom of the devil.

From Catholicism to Rick and Rick, they all spiritualize the Millennial prophecies to legitimize their lust for worldly power and glory.

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Humbled BY the Word of God

January 29, 2009

The Word of the LORD should humble us. We should know how great a responsibility God has placed in our hands when He gives us His Words.

Anyone who has received the Words of God truly FROM God, is a broken, humble and contrite person, who truly trembles at His Word.    < Isaiah 66:2 >

The arrogant or ‘smart’ person has not encountered the LORD Jesus Christ in His glory.

And this true humbling and true Holy fear removes all fear of man: whether man will be pleased or not ; that becomes irrelevant, before Him.

Comfort one another

January 29, 2009

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, by means of the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Because just as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.

Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. (And our hope concerning you is steadfast); if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation, knowing that as you are partakers of the sufferings, thus also you will partake of the consolation.

For we do not desire you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning our affliction which happened to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life. Yes, we have had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and is delivering us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, you also laboring together for us in prayer, that thanks may be given by many persons on your behalf for the gift given to us through many.

For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience, that we have conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and especially toward you.     (2 Cor 1:3-12)

Foot stools for Jesus

January 29, 2009

But this Man, having offered one sacrifice for sins forever, He sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are placed as a footstool for His feet.

(Heb 10:12-13)

Not a very nice fate, to be a foot stool for Jesus’ feet.

If you are an enemy of Jesus Christ then that is where you end up, crushed under His feet.

So, He is waiting till all his enemies are placed as a footstool for His feet.

I Love Myself!

January 28, 2009
What a parody! ...from one of the most influential Christian leaders in the world.

All this can be yours! What a parody of Christ Jesus.

This is one of the most influential Christian leaders in the world. DON’T be influenced by him or his associates.

Demon possession is the goal

January 27, 2009

Rick Joyner’s ‘church’ :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmdVyg9Noyw

Rick Joyner is one of the most respected ‘prophets’ or ‘apostles’ today, under the auspices of C. Peter Wagner’s coalition of ‘apostles’, the NAR.

God is His own reward

January 27, 2009

... I am your exceedingly great reward. Gen. 15:1

When Jesus says He is the Bread of Life, and to eat His flesh and drink His blood, it means that He, Himself, Personally is our everything, our great reward, the reward of our faith.

Want some reward for your faith?  Jesus.

Would you be disappointed to find out that He is your only reward?

When we partake of the Bread and Wine it should remind us that God is not bread and He is not wine:  He is not IN the things which naturally satisfy our mortal bodies.

No ‘thing’ is a reward from God, even though He gives us the things we need; rather, God is His own reward.

The unholy trinity: Me, Myself & I

January 27, 2009

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life on account of Me shall find it.
(Mat 16:24-25)

Deny my self? Deny my ‘right’ to live for myself, and to please myself?

Deny?  It means to disown, refuse, reject, disavow, abstain.

False teachers say the opposite, they say that Christianity is all about YOU :  YOU are the center of everything and by applying the ‘Word’ you can get everything YOU want and have the lifestyle that YOU are dreaming of.

And, with interweaving numerous scriptures into their message as a smokescreen, before you know it Jesus has been shoved out of the way and self has been enthroned in His place, all for the glory of God of course!

That’s why they are more popular than Jesus or His Apostles were, bcos they appeal to the base fallen human nature, that is, selfishness.

God is not in all his thoughts

January 27, 2009

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
Psalms 1O:4

Another ‘Reality Byte’

January 27, 2009

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‘Music driven formula’ church

January 26, 2009

There’s nothing new under the sun. Hillsongs follows a formula, as the harlot church has followed a formula for centuries. It is the ‘music driven’ church. ‘Driven’ by rather lame middle of the road soft rock music, not led by the Holy Spirit.

No need to find what the Holy Spirit is saying or leading, that is too messy, and complicated, and some nuts might get up and prophesy, rather, let’s have pumped up musak drive the program, it works. It moves the soul and opens the wallets. And it’s easy to replicate and franchise around the world.

So, you want proof?

January 26, 2009

…And he does great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth before men. And he deceives my own people who dwell on the earth by the signs which were given to him to do before the Beast, saying to those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound–and came to life! -from the sword.
(Rev 13:13-14)

A lot of people say, ‘PROVE to me that God exists!’

The coming false prophet will provide the ‘proof’ by signs and wonders which turn even the most hardened atheists into ‘believers’.

Christianity is being primed for this when ‘power’ trumps personal integrity and character.

‘Catholic Identity’ statement

January 26, 2009

…from 2 years ago, by Benedict:

(1) only Catholics are true Christians

(2) other Christian denominations are “not true churches”

(3) all non-Catholics lack the “means of salvation.”

Just an FYI.

Unplanned parenthood?

January 26, 2009

God just foreknew the future, He did not plan it or cause it to happen.  No.

…just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will…
Eph 1:4-5

And Vs 11  …In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will

But as many as received Him, He gave them the authority to become children of God, to those who believe in His name; who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
(John 1:12-13)

To say that God only had foreknowledge but not predestination would mean your existence and sonship in Christ was a case of unplanned parenthood, an accident, a coincidence, a happenstance.

To try and grasp this mystery, just think of your own conversion and regeneration. Did Jesus do it or did you do it? Yes, we had to choose, yet, could you say that it was by your own resources that you chose? Was there something innately good in you which caused you to make that choice? Could you retain even a fraction of the glory for yourself, that is,  could even a fraction of the conversion be credited to you?

Something beautiful, something good

January 25, 2009

But He made something beautiful of my life, an old song goes.

Has He lifted you up from the gutter, from the filth, and made something beautiful of your life?

Blind leaders

January 25, 2009

The proud reprobate church in America

This was the man chosen by Christian pastors across America to lead and to go to Washington to influence then President Bush on behalf of the Church. How blind and perverse they have to be. The deviant abomination and ex-leader (only after he was outed by a fellow pervert) of the National Association of Evangelicals Haggard is a reflection of the Church in America’s condition and it’s attempts to cover up it’s wickedness with mammon hush money which they serve instead of prayer to hide it’s true condition.
Haggard would still be there if not exposed by a fellow homosexual who God used to expose the evil hypocrisy of the proud reprobate church.

http://averyheavystone.blogspot.com/2009/01/proud-reprobate-church-in-america.html

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I saw Haggard on a TV program a few years ago, before his secret life was exposed. My first impression was that he was in love with himself. My second impression was that he was demonized.

Now, this was the man American pastors voted to represent them to the White House. What does that tell you about the spiritual qualifications of those ‘pastors’?  No Holy Spirit? Blind?

RFID chipless tattoos

January 25, 2009

http://somarkinnovations.com/2008/01/field-demo-brings-company-closer-to-launch/#more-8

One life, not two

January 25, 2009

Rom 8:5  For those who are fleshly set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

Living according to the Spirit: setting our minds on the things of the Spirit.

‘Religious System’ < of which i was once a part >  Christian’s minds are usually only set on the things of the Spirit within the man made set boundaries of what they define as a Church program. They have a double life: mostly their minds are set on the things of the flesh, and, at certain predetermined times they are set on the Spirit.

With true spiritual fellowship, that is, NT church, there are no such distinctions, we are in ‘spiritual mode’ all the time, the only life we know. Then, as soon as we meet with other saints, anytime, anyplace, we are ‘in church’, naturally; as normal as breathing.

Coming under the false confines and false authority of the ‘system’ does not contribute to real spiritual growth in Christ: basically, we don’t learn to BE a Christian in real life, bcos the ‘system’ dynamics are not real life, they are contrived.

Anything that suppresses the Life of Christ in His people is out of Divine order, and is a rebellious man made order.

If we jettison the Wisdom of God for His Church we have to be prepared to live with folly, to accept the consequences.

Hello fellow earth creatures!

January 24, 2009

Humans only exist bcos God decided to make them. A long time ago there was no planet Earth, there was no universe, but there was God.

It’s good to never forget that you exist only bcos God decided that you should.  There’s our starting point  from which we can engage our brain and hearts, and proceed on to many more wonderful truths, beholding Jesus Christ our Creator, Redeemer, Savior and LORD.

An appointment with Jesus Christ

January 23, 2009

Every person has a face to face appointment with Jesus Christ one day, whether they like it or not. Ever wondered what it would be like to meet Him face to face, in Person? Well, you’re going to find out very soon.

Had a revelation today concerning this great face to face personal meeting with the LORD JESUS CHRIST, a vital and REAL anticipation of meeting Him and seeing Him in an intensity i’ve never known before.

This anticipation of being physically with Him forever is called the blessed hope.

May we have a greater vision of Jesus which translates into a more powerful gospel witness.