Archive for October, 2009

So PC that one’s brain becomes redundant

October 31, 2009

O signed the “Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act” into law on Thursday. The bill extends the definition of federal hates crimes to include attacks “based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or mental or physical disability.”

It is a stupid law bcos the motivation for assault or bodily harm is irrelevant, apart from when it’s a case of self-defense. What if i go and punch a guy in the nose, and then in court plead, But i’m not racist! or whatever, and the judge says, O well, that changes everything! We won’t slam you with the Hate Crimes Bill then! If you do violence to anybody, their color or whatever is irrelevant to the seriousness of the crime. What is it, 2yrs for attacking a white man and 4 yrs for attacking a black man?

Or, when the Imams in every mosque in every city in the western world lead the men in prayer every Friday that Allah will destroy the Jews and Christians – Is that an expression of hate? A threat, a hate crime? Is O going to have them all arrested, and then hand himself in for sympathizing with their hate crimes? And theirs is REAL hate  –  real killing hate. Islam is like the Hotel California – you can never leave. If you do then your dead.  But that under lying reality is not considered ‘hate’ by the likes of O.

Is there any political leader left in the western world who is not an idiot? Not your village idiot type, but moral fools.

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Does Christianity ‘Work’ for You?

October 31, 2009

http://www.crossrevival.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=827&p=4877#p4877

So relevant that it becomes irrelevant

October 30, 2009

Much of the Christian church today has made itself so relevant to the world that surrounds it that it has become irrelevant to the Christian faith within it. – unknown

Glorious abandon

October 30, 2009

…My chains fell off, my heart was free,

I rose, went forth, and followed thee.

Face the devil with singing. Gloriously abandon yourself to the truth of Jesus’ redemption by His Blood and into His keeping. Let the truth color your day, not any lie, not any principle of this fallen world. Rejoice evermore, and again I say rejoice.

The Village That Lived By The Bible

October 29, 2009

http://www.crossroad.to/Victory/testimonies/Japan.htm

When will we ever learn

October 29, 2009

that His power is made perfect in our weakness?

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Cor 12:9-10

It seems we learn this, then apparently forget it, then relearn it again, but in each new dealing with the LORD we emerge stronger than before.

It seems amazing, but true, that only weak people listen to God. Only they listen to what He has to say.

If we’re in a tough place, what else is there but to hear what Jesus our LORD has to say to us? Is there any ‘thing’ else? Is there any ‘thing’ greater than Him speaking to us?

Listening:  Who listens to God?

Major earthquakes from 1900 to 2008

October 28, 2009

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Money and miracles

October 27, 2009

As money is the authority in the world, so is raw supernatural power the currency for much of christendom. An ‘in your face’ miracle trumps truth in these times. Money is also a principle authority in christendom, but miracles trump it. In the world, money answers all things, is the last word;  whereas, in the church it is miracle power which is the last word.

That’s why so many identify with William Branham, even those whom Branham would have detested if he had met them, like Todd Bentley. Branham went ballistic even if a woman would have  a haircut. What would he say about Todd’s tattoos? Yet Bentley claims to carry Branham’s mantle. They overlook his rants against worldliness and denominations and just hang onto the miracles. Whatever false things he taught, these are eclipsed by the miracles. Which is a sign of things to come.

I’ve been thinking lately why God withholds great miracle power these days, in general. There are sincere saints who could walk in signs and wonders, but perhaps God knows that it would destroy them, they just wouldn’t be able to cope with the pressures and popularity that would follow. People just aren’t equipped to handle such things, it often leads to ruin, both of the preacher and his audience/followers.

Worthiness: even to be allowed to suffer for Jesus’ name we have to be found worthy first. If we are found worthy of His name then we are given the honor of suffering for His name. The same principle also applies to many Kingdom things; many are just not worthy of it.

Yes, everything God does; every expression of His power and saving grace, is a miracle, in one sense, but Biblically, supernatural miracles are signs and wonders which accompany the preaching of the gospel.

Salvation is THE GREAT miracle. True miraculous power, as manifestations of God’s mercy, not a show, not entertainment, should lead to the great miracle of salvation. God is still the miracle working God. There will also be great lying signs and wonders in the last days.

Come up here

October 25, 2009

Rev 4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up here, and I will show you things which must be hereafter.

I love that. Come up here.  Soon we will be called up there and we will see what John saw – who John saw.

In the mean time, we are already there, in the Spirit.

Our ‘cathedral’ now is actually the throne room of God. This is where we meet, as His Church, at Jesus feet.

A transitory life

October 24, 2009

…For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from which they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he has prepared for them a city. Hebrews 11:14-16

God is not ashamed to be called their God bcos they seek the heavenly city. If their hopes are in this present world then it stands to reason that God would be ashamed of them.

We are transitory, and the world is transient, a vapor which appears and then vanishes.

We want the real

October 24, 2009

and no one can take that from us. Yes, we”ll be patient with believers and fellowships if they live far below Jesus Christ’s perfect will and plan, yet we still want the real – the way it’s supposed to be, and no one can take that from us.

If you want the real then are you against us? No. We are not against people, we are against the false belief that we should accept as normal that which dishonors Christ and is far below God’s glory and intention for His Church, as revealed in the NT.

Change comes when the ‘grassroots’ saints are revived and empowered by the Holy Spirit and take their responsibility seriously.

Is God a he, a she, or an it?

October 23, 2009

If we start at the beginning we note that God made men and women in His image; the woman being made from the man, yet still in the image of God. This means that womans femininity actually comes from the man, and from God. Women also have a degree of masculinity too, yet the issue is the clear distinction between the two, which God ordained.

Acknowledging that femininity has it’s origin in God and then man, is one thing. To confuse gender is another.

Jesus and the Apostles always spoke of God in male terms. Some may mock them and say that they had a limited understanding, confining God to only male attributes and ignoring the feminine, but that’s bcos they don’t know what true masculinity is to begin with: that true masculinity has feminity as inclusive.

See, some take certain scriptures which talk about God ‘mothering’  to try and prove that He is genderless, yet a man can be mothering as well, especially if he has to, when there is no mother in a family. The man’s motherly role doesn’t make him less of a man, neither does God’s ‘mothering’ cause us to doubt His Fatherhood, and Christ’s Sonship.

The only spirit that objects to God as Father and insists that God be related to as a genderless ‘it’ is an evil spirit.

On God’s ‘maleness’ : Jesus is the only begotten Son of God from eternity. Before He was incarnate He was the Son with His Father. Where’s the gender ambiguity there?

Only a demon takes exception to this, and they do, so vehemently.

The spirit behind the gender confusion in liberal ‘theology’ is the same filthy spirit which confuses young people about their gender, and justifies homosexuality.

Are you seeking the Kingdom daily?

October 22, 2009

But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matt. 6:33

Yesterday, in practical terms, how were you seeking FIRST the Kingdom of God? How do you understand this? How is this evident in your life in real terms? Is there a conscious seeking of His Kingdom first in your life and fellowship?

To neglect prayer

October 21, 2009

is to neglect God. The fruit of that neglect is evident in the leanness of a person’s soul.

Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. They soon forgot his works; they waited not for his counsel: But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tested God in the desert. And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
Psalm 106:12-15

Jesus

October 20, 2009

For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:36

Of Him, thru Him and to Him : the threefold essence of our life.

Imelda Copeland

October 19, 2009

When he wakes each morning, Copeland can watch television on the 8-foot screen that retracts into his bedroom ceiling, according to interviews Trinity conducted with two informants. He can walk into his roughly 600-square-foot closet and select a suit to wear from three tiers of rotating racks.

His watches and jewelry are kept on an island in the middle of the closet.
If he and Gloria decide not to use the weight room or the media room, with its movie-theater-sized screen, they can head over to one of the parsonage’s two garages, where some of the 21 cars and motorcycles registered to the couple are stored, Trinity says.

They may decide against the Cadillac, Mercedes, Lexus or Corvette and decide to leave the compound via a helicopter or boat, or by using one of several ministry planes — including a $20 million Cessna Citation X jet, Trinity says.

http://tentsofissachar.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/benny-hinn-u-s-senate-%e2%80%98has-the-right-to-ask-questions%e2%80%99-of-tv-evangelists/

Wherever He rules

October 19, 2009

…is where His Kingdom is. Let Him rule over you and in you. Let Him rule your thoughts, your words, your actions. Let Jesus rule the deepest place of your heart, and know that this is what you were made for and redeemed for, and rejoice with great joy.

God is not improving this world

October 18, 2009

It would be helpful for us to be reminded of the special nature of this dispensation, which embraces the period from the ascension of the Lord Jesus to His coming again; and it is well for us to be reminded (since it is a tragedy that the Lord’s people have not been continually reminded through the dispensation) that in this age – in this dispensation – God’s main concern with this world is to take something out of it… and not to do anything with it nor to have anything in it as of it.

Until we have become clear on that matter, we shall be confused on all other matters in relation to the Lord: as to His work, His purpose, and our life in fellowship with Him.

The Lord is pre-eminently occupied with the taking of something out of this world.  All the rest is but a preparation of this world for judgment.  When that activity of God is finished in the taking out of the earth, then the judgment of this world will take place.  So that all the ideas about improving this world and setting up something of God in it as of it – establishing something here for God – are false ideas and will lead into a great deal of error… and, in the long run, to disappointment.

http://www.austin-sparks.net/english/000515.html

When you know that He loves you

October 18, 2009

…it puts a whole different perspective on life. What you considered your duty becomes your pleasure. Prayer is no longer a sacrifice, it’s your joy.

And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16

A brother in India beaten up

October 17, 2009