Archive for January, 2019

The “daughters”

January 23, 2019

One man’s interpretation of scripture gets elevated to be equal with scripture, and hence a new sect is born, another “daughter” of Rome.

The new “courage”

January 23, 2019

In America certain immoral people are being lauded for their “courage”.

 

Hmmm?

 

It’s like a guy walking down the street naked, and you commend him for his “courage”.

Heavy burden

January 23, 2019

Jesus takes away the heavy burden of being worried about what people think about you.

Jesus calling

January 23, 2019

Salvation is like sitting in a pitch black dungeon of your own sin, then suddenly you see a ray of light piercing the darkness, and you realize it’s Jesus calling you to Himself.

Laws

January 23, 2019

Civil laws don’t make people righteous, but just imagine society without those laws?

Lazarus joy

January 23, 2019

A Christian experiences the same kind of joy Lazarus had when he walked out of the grave.

Intellect and Spirit

January 23, 2019

In the true Christian life the intellect serves the Holy Spirit, but it does not replace the Holy Spirit.

 

The latter is commonplace today.

A great question

January 22, 2019

This is one of the great questions a person can ask themselves:

 

What do I want in this life, and why do I want it?

Encouraging

January 22, 2019

“But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.”

 

1 John 2:5

The Blood of Christ

January 22, 2019

Only the blood of Christ can remove our guilt.

 

How does it work?

 

You believe He shed His blood and died on your behalf, in your place, and paid the penalty due to you.

Trust

January 21, 2019

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding;

6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall direct your paths.”

 

Proverbs 3:5-6

 

We want to be sure we’re trusting the Lord with ALL our heart.

 

Recommit those things or areas of your life to Him where you’re not sure if you’re trusting Him with all your heart concerning them.

 

It could be there are some areas of your life where you’re leaning on your own understanding.

What is coming

January 21, 2019

“So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.”

 

Revelation 17:3

 

Not so mysterious. The woman represents false Christianity, and the beast she rides is the devil.

 

She’s done a deal with the devil, so to speak.

 

Do you remember the deal satan offered Jesus?

 

Satan said the whole world is his and he can give it to whomever he wants just so long as they worship him.

 

This explains why false expressions of Christianity and false leaders have so much influence over millions.

 

They are riding on the back of the beast. They are only where they are because the beast has carried them there.

 

The deal they have made with the devil is to listen to him more than the word of God.

 

Then, down to verse 16:

 

“And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.”

 

So, they ultimately reap what they’ve sown, and find out the devil is not an honest business partner.

 

These false Christian leaders promised their followers a kingdom on earth – wealth and power just like they had, yet, in the end, God sovereignly arranges that they be destroyed along with their wealth.

 

Can you see the irony? In their arrogance they thought they could rule the world, yet in the end the world turns on them and they lose everything.

 

All the “great” Christian edifices and empires will soon be rubble.

 

God is going to do it, and the beast will be his instrument.

 

Verse 17:

 

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

Recipe for a good life

January 21, 2019

One pot of boiled or steamed greens daily.

Forsake it

January 21, 2019

Repost:

Jesus calls us to forsake all that is not of Him and follow Him. If it is not of Him then forsake it.

 

Head in the sand

January 20, 2019

Some folks can’t understand why God is angry, and maybe they’ve got their head in the sand and are immune to all the suffering in the world caused by wicked people.

Immune

January 20, 2019

One thing about true Christianity is that it’s immune from governments banning it.

A fool

January 20, 2019

What is a fool? Someone who hears God’s word and does not heed it.

A sweet thing

January 20, 2019

One of the sweet things in life is when your enemy becomes your friend.

 

Then, imagine how God feels?

A warning

January 20, 2019

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

 

1 Timothy 6:10

 

If a person “strays from the faith” it means they once had faith and now they don’t.

Explaining that it doesn’t mean what it says

January 20, 2019

Now, we have to bring John Calvin in to explain that it doesn’t mean what it says….