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What are “dead works”?

December 3, 2020

Anything spiritual that doesn’t spring forth from relationship to Jesus is a dead work.

Now….. why would anyone even bother to do spiritual stuff if the Holy Spirit were not in it?

“…how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your CONSCIENCE from dead works to serve the living God?” (Heb 9:14)

They are doing spiritual exercises or activities to try and get a good conscience, which means their conscience is guilty and defiled.

The fact they are trying to earn a good conscience reveals they have a bad conscience.

The text tells us that the Blood of Christ will cleanse our conscience, giving us a new and pure conscience, and therefore this new conscience no longer tries to earn God’s approval through religious or spiritual forms, which are dead works.

Looking at the totality of Hebrews 9 we see that, now, after Christ has shed His blood, keeping the OT ordinances is “dead works”.

“IIt was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience— 10 concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.”

Hebrews 9:9-10

“Fleshly” here doesn’t mean sinful, it means physical.

Many Christians are trapped in such fleshly ordinances.

Those fleshly ordinances were commanded by God.

But Christians made up their own.

And that’s even more fleshly.

Note, they were imposed UNTIL Christ came, and He fulfilled them.

It works, and is safe

December 3, 2020

Today’s Tweets

December 3, 2020

The only thing we’ve got to lose by forgiving is our pride.

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“…You have been my help…”

Psalm 27:9

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Many people are struggling against people.

Many are struggling against the devil.

And many are struggling against God.

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“In October, more people died in Japan by suicide than died by Covid all year.”

“Islamic militants cut the throats of 110 farmers and agriculture workers in Nigeria on Saturday.”

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Even Left wing academics know the MSM is fake, in the same way Communist leaders knew their propaganda was fake because THEY created it.

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Liberal “Christianity” is the belief that one can still be a Christian even if they don’t believe what Jesus said.

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The humble get God’s help, whereas the proud have to manage alone, the Bible teaches.

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To the anti-Bethel church folks:

It’s not people who’ve had experiences with God who are the problem, it’s people who are SEEKING experiences with God who are the problem.

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Do you really think it’s a good idea NOT to trust God?

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Whoever you are, wouldn’t it be great to see you in Heaven?

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“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

Mark 11:24

What’s the point of asking if we don’t believe we recieve when we ask?

And if we believe that we receive when we ask, we will ask more often.

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”

1 John 5:14-15

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Suppose there was this guy who got all the fun he wanted and partied and travelled and lived his dreams, and everyone loved him, and he loved himself, BUT… suddenly, at 2:15 pm he has a heart attack, drops dead, and wakes up in hell, in pain and fear, realizing he can never get out, forever?

And all his friends are praying his soul will rest in peace.

Don’t let this be you.

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Both Christians and the world are coming to agreement that the world has failed, only, Christians have a very different solution than the world has.

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If you believe Jesus you WOULD be a follower.

That’s all it takes.

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Christian,

Love is not just a feeling we have about others.

It’s how we relate to them and what we do for them.

It’s not uncommon now to find Christians who talk a lot about love and are experts on the subject but really don’t care about anyone except themselves.

“If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?”

James 2:15-16

No doubt, very loving sentiments expressed here, but it’s not love unless we help them.

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The PURPOSE always defines the “HOW?”.

Apply that to church, and a thousand other things.

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A Christian need never squander his time because there is so much we need to pray for.

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When the Left foisted Political Correctness on us some years back perhaps we couldn’t foresee just how “political” that “correctness” would turn out to be?

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We need to know what really matters and do that.

But only God can show us what really matters.

Without Him showing us what really matters to Him we will simply go with what really matters to our own self, in our own world.

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Here’s an overlooked truth:

  • The Holy Spirit is God
  • He lives inside the body and person of a true follower of Jesus
  • And… HE KNOWS EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING.

It’s good to know. The Person inside you knows everything.

The question is:

Do you have the Holy Spirit?

Do you learn from Him everything you need to know?

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Worship God because He is amazing.

First act of worship?

Repent.

Second?

Believe.

Third?

Obey.

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Time is relentless.

Today’s Tweets

December 1, 2020

The most pivotal revelation in a person’s life is when they realize God’s word is true, and everything Jesus said is true.

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It’s one thing for Christians to band together under a common cause, and it’s quite another thing for them to be bound together in love and care for one another.

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To be rested in God is one thing, and to be spiritually asleep, another.

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Man was created for God, so when man rejects God he always, without exception, finds something to take the place of God, because he is wired that way, and this is what the Bible calls idolatry.

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Big Tech thugs control the information and what people believe.

Why should Big Tech be the arbiter of what people believe?

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When Jesus is our life and we live for Him then we’re alive.

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If popular means dumb, is it worth it?

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Heaven or Hell might be only a heart beat away, or a day away, or a year away.

Settle where you’re going, now.

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Lateral Thinking leads to Lateral Solutions and is a blessing.

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There is a popular “ministry” these days called the “ministry of the foolish argument”.

You can spot in the first sentence of a post or comment.

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Put your faith solely in Jesus Christ.

Whatever else you have invested your faith in, transfer your faith over to Jesus today.

He is faithful who promised.

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How one lives will always reflect how one truly believes.

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With Jesus, we have everything.

Without Him, we have nothing.

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“To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.”

Acts 3:26

The BLESSING is that God turns us away from our sins.

Unless He turns us away from our sins we can’t know Him.

And it’s something we should be extremely thankful for.

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“…Without shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.”

Hebrews 9:22b

Now, whose blood?

Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin.

And the Bible goes further:

“And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight…”

Colossians 1:21-22

So, someone’s blood, and someone’s death, and someone’s resurrection is required for our sins to be forgiven.

Tell me who this is referring to.

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It’s the truth they leave out which is the problem.

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Our pride is our humiliation.

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We’re only interested in the truth, not religious performances.

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“…Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.”

Revelation 1:5

We see, then, that even though the devil is the “god of this world” that Jesus rules over the devil.

The devil might want a certain leader, but Jesus has the ultimate say, the last word.

Some wisdom from Mr Bean

November 30, 2020

Chlorine Dioxide Solution

November 30, 2020

We have been using this for over ten years now with great success. Lots of anecdotal evidence it works and is safe.

Today’s Tweets

November 29, 2020

The best and highest use of the mind is to contemplate who God is.

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As Jesus can’t return until after the Antichrist comes, then we would want the Antichrist to come, and the sooner the better.

Hello?

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It’s either GRACE or LAW.

We get to decide which we want.

Either, God completely forgives all our sins against Him on the basis we believe Jesus satisfied the penalty of the law for those sins.

Or, we don’t believe this, and, therefore, by default, are judged by God’s Law for every single instance where we have broken His Laws.

If we are righteously judged for every time we have broken God’s laws then the full penalty of the law is on our head – eternal punishment and separation from God.

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What can Christians expect in the very last days before Jesus’ return?

We can expect what the first century Christians experienced.

Both the persecution and the glory.

It’s back to the beginning.

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If we are not givers it’s because our heart is not big enough.

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To not have the Holy Spirit is to be spiritually dead – that is, dead on your feet – you’re living, but you’re spiritually dead – living, but have no life – dead in sins, the Bible says, because only Christ can make us alive to God.

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Twitter’s censorship pattern points to what’s really going on.

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The actual rulers now are those who control information.

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“…You do not know what will happen tomorrow.

For what is your life?

It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”

James 4:14

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In the world, to live without God is the normal way of life.

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“God’s church isn’t in trouble.

Man’s church is.”

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Thankyou Lord for eternal life.

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“And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”

John 17:5

Here, Jesus shows understanding and consciousness of His preexistence.

The Incarnation is incredible.

“What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before?”

John 6:62

“Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.”

John 8:42

“Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God…”

John 13:3

Such texts as these prove the Incarnation.

The Man, Jesus, was a visitor to this earth, coming from another place, a place where He was living with God from eternity.

This proves He was, and is, God in the flesh.

He took on a human body, and He took it on forever, in an irreversible event called the Incarnation.

After rising from the dead, His human body became a glorified human body, which is a real, physical “flesh and bone” body, yet without physical limitation, because it is glorified.

And He promised His followers the same glorified body.

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Yes, “God is good all the time” even when He destroyed the human race in a flood, and will soon wipe out one third of the world’s population.

“By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed…”

Revelation 9:18a

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As to why people turn away from Jesus:

“I guess eternal life isn’t enough?”

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“We are more fulfilled when we are involved with something bigger than ourselves.”

  • John Glenn

(….something like God?)

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To anyone who believes in Jesus but is hesitating to get baptized:

Search your heart and find the REAL reason why you are hesitating, then resolve that matter before God.

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Even if there is only one soul I take to Heaven with me it would be worth a lifetime of preaching and witness.

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Regardless of the benefits or shortcomings of Christian organizations, the Biblical definition of “the church” is the sum total of those “in Christ”, the “body of Christ”. It is one holy people, one holy nation, a Kingdom, and it is found in every tribe, language group and nation on earth.

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Basically, if we don’t understand the Bible we understand nothing.

Today’s Tweets

November 27, 2020

Imagine if you were put in solitary confinement for one year.

You might give anything to experience the joy of doing an honest day’s work.

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Self glory robs God.

But to rob God of glory doesn’t mean He loses any glory.

We are the losers, not Him.

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When we pray for folks, for anyone, good to pause a little and consider who they are, and the significance of their life, and how precious their soul is to God, and perhaps even “feel” God’s love for them as you pray.

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Regarding propaganda

What I mean is, if you had watched CNN etc. over the last few years you would not have got the impression that half the nation enthusiastically supports Trump, would you?

You would have been programmed to think the majority hates Trump and the issues he stands for.

Yes?

Too right you would.

You would have been falsely manipulated by them, played like a harp.

But it’s true the immoral only hear what they want to hear.

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Half the nation supported Trump.

But the main stream media only supported Biden.

That sounds like propaganda, not journalism.

It sounds like massive discrimination against all journalistic efforts and writers who don’t toe the party line.

And perhaps it means half the nation no longer sees the main stream media as credible.

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When a church fellowship breaks up and fails it’s due to the pillars or elders of that fellowship spiritually lacking.

The blame can’t be put on the devil, or those the devil uses to cause trouble and division.

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“Covid has now become the pretext for unlimited government control over our lives”

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THANKSGIVING, but to whom are we thankful?

If a whole nation was truly thankful to God then it would be a righteous nation.

But when millions of people pretend to be thankful to God, evidenced in how they live their lives, then they are bringing swift judgment on themselves, because Jesus can’t stand pretence.

THANKSGIVING for sanctification – God setting us apart from sin for Himself, and for more of it to come.

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Live according to how your Creator wants and requires you to live.

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God’s work is perfect.

His way is perfect.

His plan is perfect.

His timing is perfect.

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Christian,

With each passing day we’re one day closer to Heaven, so with each passing day we should be more conformed to Heaven.

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Live and stay within the boundaries of scripture.

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A vessel of the Lord need not be intellectual, but most certainly has to be a clean and pure vessel.

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Enduring tough times makes us tougher.

Today’s Tweets

November 26, 2020

THANKSGIVING to God for the suffering and death of His Son in our place.

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Morality can’t be legislated, but take away the legislation and see what happens.

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Biden just said, “Let us dream again”.

Note the use of “us”.

Ignoring the fact that half the nation doesn’t support him.

So, who is “us”?

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Jesus didn’t need to advertise.

He WAS the advertisement.

We need to understand this for our personal life of ministry.

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There is a Redeemer.

He has the scars to prove it.

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No morals means no heart and fake love.

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A small heart and a small mind are often found together.

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Even if nobody knows you, Jesus knows you very well.

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We have not cared for anyone whom Jesus has not cared for first.

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In a just society all those people who looted, damaged property and assaulted people would have been prosecuted. You would have large numbers of Democrats in jail.

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“My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.”

Psalm 62:5

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If you subscribe to a particular ideology, whether consciously or not, isn’t that your religion? Is there much of a practical difference between an ideology and a religion?

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More vocab for my younger friends:

“Dignity”

But not feigned dignity, the real thing.

Dignity in God, the true dignity which comes from knowing God, which He gives us, found in our identity in Christ Jesus.

The dignity which no one can take from us, except we, ourselves.

Check it out.

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The Christian life, fellowship, family and church – everything that pertains to the life of a Christian is supposed to be the result or consequence of us being FILLED with the Holy Spirit, and nothing less.

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Reducing your trust in man is okay if your trust in God is increasing.

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There would be nothing quite like a guy in an expensive suit, who got rich leeching money out of people, preaching, ‘Deny yourself! take up your cross and follow Jesus!’.

It means to deny that which opposes the will of God.

Our sinful flesh opposes Gods will.

So we must deny that part of ourself which opposes Gods will.

Only then can we take up our cross, endure suffering, and follow Him.

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The emotional trauma a Liberal may experience when they hear the truth of God’s word they then process as being “abuse”, but this is simply a self protection device to “protect” themselves from coming to terms with that truth.

Today’s Tweets

November 25, 2020

Considering the fierceness of God’s anger and wrath on the unrepentant, the Good News is very good news indeed.

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With anything good you possess, imagine what it would be like without it, then appreciate it more.

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Jesus died for the whole world.

Jesus will judge the whole world.

If you believe He died for you and cling to Him He will judge you as one of His own.

According to the Bible.

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Lord Jesus, I believe it will be just as you said.

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Sovereign nations tend to do whatever they want and don’t always feel the need to play by the rules.

Look at Germany or Japan during the 1940s. Now look at China. And Turkey. Or Iran.

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Jesus didn’t despise sinners, He called them to repentance, but He exchanged no pleasantries with pretenders.

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Hell is deserved.

Heaven is undeserved.

Undeserved means it’s by grace alone – through the Cross alone.

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Are we allowed to differ with Big Tech as to what constitutes “hate”?

Or does differing with them on this constitute “hate” because they are personally offended that we don’t define “hate” the way they do?

If our views have offended them then we must be guilty of “hate”?

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Trump bothers people, but the sicko stuff doesn’t seem to.

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If you love the Lord, He knows that you love Him.

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If we “missed” seeking the Father’s face today then we missed a whole lot.

And the worst part would be if we don’t even know what we missed.

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Do you want to have His nature?

“…By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the DIVINE NATURE, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

2 Peter 1:4

We better understand God’s nature if we desire to have the same nature as He.

So, lust is totally against the nature of God.

It’s totally FOREIGN to Him.

See how His desire is we be free from lust?

Sexual lust, financial lust, power trips, ego trips… these are all FOREIGN to the nature of God.

Only by believing God’s promises in Christ Jesus can we be free from these so we can “partake” of or be in conformity to the very nature of God.

Do we want to have His nature?

Then we need to apprehend His promise of sanctifying us, spirit, soul and body.

(No, it doesn’t mean we become God)

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What will happen to you the moment after you die?

Firstly, you will notice that you’ve lost your autonomy.

Your spirit has left your body, perhaps you’ll even see your dead body laying there as you hover above it, but you won’t be able to fly to wherever you want to.

You’ll be “in custody”, perhaps for the first time in your life. Someone else will take you where they determine, and you’ll have no choice.

In life there are only two roads, Jesus said.

There’s only two roads, and two destinations.

Choose this day whom you will serve.

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Jesus said that even when
a sparrow dies God takes notice.

Would that mean you might need to reevaluate your concept of God?

Of course the key to this is when Jesus said, you are of more value than many sparrows.

There’s not one person on earth whose soul is not precious in His sight.

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God’s worst punishment is reserved for Christians who aren’t real Christians.

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Originally, all the animals were “domesticated”. Only after man sinned did they become wild. Our pets are a little reminder of that time before the fall. The Bible says that after Christ returns then all the wild animals will once again be friendly and at peace with man.

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Jesus is greater than our need, and hence our needs are met.

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Christian,

What really matters?

This question points us in the right direction.

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Christian,

What would you be without Jesus?

Where would you be without Jesus?

Christian,

If you’re risen with Christ, and dead to the world, then the world is dead to you, and then those in the world should no longer be able to bring you down, because they are dead to you.

“…But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”

(Galatians 6:14)

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The millions who live in cardboard boxes would find it hard to sympathize with middle class woes – with their dramas and melodramas.

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All people are supposed to be able to contemplate how Jesus suffered and died on the Cross and then feel ashamed of their sins, knowing He took the punishment for them.

Ashamed enough to fall at His feet in true repentance and faith.

Death of Democracy?

November 24, 2020

Rest

November 23, 2020

“Let us therefore be diligent to enter that REST (literally, ‘Sabbath’) lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.” (Heb 4:11)

Continuing on the theme of Sabbath rest (and Sabbath means, rest).

If we take all of chapter 4 into consideration we see that “we who believe do enter into rest” (Verse 3).

And, “…he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.” (Verse 10)

So, the “work” which we need to rest from is not physical work, it is the work of TRYING TO EARN GOD’S ACCEPTANCE BY THE THINGS WE DO, even good things.

So, IRONICALLY, if one tries to “keep” the Sabbath Day, thinking observance of it makes them acceptable to God, then they are NOT entering into God’s Sabbath rest, even though they are outwardly trying to earn that acceptance.

The believer enters God’s rest because God gives them rest from the burden of their self achieved righteousness, which is no righteousness, because:

“For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.”

(Galatians 3:10-12)

It means the person “under the law” is cursed if they infringe any of the requirements of the law.

In conclusion,

“…Whatever is not from faith is sin.”

(Romans 14:23b)

Righteous, holy living is supposed to be “from faith” and the fruit of faith, the fruit of the Spirit.

It should be the result of what you believe about Jesus Christ and His promises.

Look at verse 11 again:

“Let us therefore be diligent to enter that REST lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.” (Heb 4:11)

Therefore, disobedience is the evidence one has not entered His rest and ceased from his own works.

Being “under the law” does not produce obedience.

Only faith does.

This is a “woke church” ABUSING children

November 23, 2020

Today’s Tweets

November 22, 2020

To Gospel proclaimers:

You’re doing the most important work on earth.

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If you could understand Christians then you’d also be one.

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“Tell me, you WHO DESIRE TO BE UNDER THE LAW, do you not hear the law?”

Galatians 4:21

We got a lot of lost souls today who desire to be under the law.

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The spirit of the age is a violent spirit, even though they talk about love, it’s a fake love. The hypocrisy is just through the roof.

When a man rejects the Light of the World, Jesus Christ, he is going against what he knows is true, and he knows he’s a hypocrite, and the more his heart is hardened, and the more his conscience loses all feeling, the more violently he will protect his hypocrisy.

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Faithfulness to God

  • Faithful to keep trusting God regardless of circumstances.
  • Faithful in holiness or heart matters – spiritual chastity.
  • Faithful in service for others.
  • Faithful stewardship of preaching the Gospel message and the word of God.

“…It is required in stewards that one be found faithful.”
(1 Cor 4:2)

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If you’re trusting Jesus, He knows you are, and yet it’s a good thing to tell Him you are.

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Pray for others the way you want them to pray for you.

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Big issues for 2021:

Free speech.

Censorship.

Look out for immoral people setting the parameters for this.

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If a person is not true to God they will be true to the devil.

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Christ is the fulfillment of all the holy days in scripture therefore every day is holy.

And then, what about man-made holy days which are not even in scripture?

Have a think about it.

Today’s Tweets

November 21, 2020

Only the very mature Christian has the composure and presence of mind not to become unravelled when personally insulted.

But as to why we take offense can get complex.

If it’s merely because someone is rude to us, then to take offense is rather puerile.

But when you are disappointed with that person because you expected so much better from them, then the offense takes on a different meaning.

Or if that person is indirectly insulting Jesus Christ by mocking his truth which you speak, our offense becomes justified.

But becoming unravelled is never justified.

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Jesus gave MANY moral commands, and He said that only the person who keeps His commands loves Him.

If you go through all the many commands of Jesus and His Apostles you will not find even one command to keep the Sabbath Day.

He expected them to understand that He is the fulfillment of the Sabbath.

Rest on Saturday, if you like, and if we don’t rest at least once a week we will suffer spiritually and physically.

But don’t think you’re “keeping” the Sabbath as in fulfilling the demands of the law as one still under the law, and not under grace.

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“BLESSED is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the ungodly…” (Psalm 1:1a)

People have usually interpreted this to mean to not follow the advice of the ungodly.

That’s true, but it’s much more than that.

It means to not let the belief systems and twisted values of the ungodly influence your beliefs, values and way of life.

Don’t be indoctrinated by them.

Modern education, entertainment, and religion is all about indoctrination into an ungodly belief system.

Be aware of what the ungodly believe and “preach”, yet don’t be influenced by them.

That’s if you want God to bless you.

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“Show me the evidence!!!”

(Is given 6 hours worth of evidence)

“Yeah… but I haven’t got time to go through that so show me the evidence!!!”

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Topical

Can a person who believes that God accepts those who wilfully reject His Son, Jesus Christ, be a Christian?

Ask the Pope that.

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Ever thought about God’s “rights”?

He could wipe out your nation in the next 30 seconds and be completely within His “rights”.

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When Jesus Christ evaluates the ministry of a person, surely He is expecting to see many turn to righteousness, gladly forsaking their old life for eternal life?

Yet, it’s never about numbers.

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The fruit and result of God’s blessings is supposed to be more love for Him.

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The Republicans stand against globalism.

Globalism is not freedom. That’s just a facade.

It is centralized power and control by a few “privileged” individuals.

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Where there is delusion, sin is always the root of it.

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To believe that Jesus loves you also means you believe He has a plan for your life.

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When mankind was faced with the command to repent of sin they thought about that for a moment and then had a bright idea: If we say it’s not sin, then we don’t need to repent. Simple!

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Yesterday’s evil is today’s virtue, in the brave new world.

We call them “brave” because they’re seeing how far they can defy God and not get wiped out.

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Unless the Holy Spirit teaches someone there’s no hope, because no one can teach themselves about God, and no one can teach anyone else unless the Holy Spirit is teaching them first.

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When Jesus Christ is truly glorified in a person’s life then the true Body of Christ rejoices in that fact.

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In the same way that an excellent restaurant wouldn’t really need to advertise in order to get customers, so are true God-given ministries in the Body of Christ.

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The follower of Jesus rejoices that his sin has been put away forever, and then gladly puts away his own sins forever, overwhelmed with joy at the thought of never entertaining or indulging them again.

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For us, our LIFE comes from Jesus Christ alone.

For others, their “life” comes from less reliable sources.

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Jesus said if we don’t worship Him the rocks and stones will.

Not boring and depressing tunes which someone in the “worship industry” came up with, either.

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Continued….

So.. why then are we no longer obligated to keep the seven holy days or feasts instituted under the Old Covenant?

The only answer could be that Christ has made EVERY DAY holy by being the fulfillment of those feasts, which pointed to Him.

God once said to keep the seventh day holy.

This day of rest was a type and a shadow of the rest which God would give His people in Christ. In Christ we have rest from laboring to be acceptable to God, because He’s already accepted us. (See Colossians 2:16-17)

Then, in Christ, He made every day holy by virtue of making us holy, and therefore every day is to be kept holy unto the Lord.

There is no longer any external path to holiness. No external or symbolic adherence, but, now, from the heart, by the Spirit.

Now, for those in Christ, there is only a new creation.

(See Galatians 6:15)

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When a Christian thinks of the future they think of forever.

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Embarrassed about Jesus?

Or Jesus embarrassed about us?

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Christian preaching and teaching is essentially supposed to be about explaining truths which one has experienced, lived out, and proved to be true in one’s life experience.

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I find the fact that Jesus knows and understands me better than I know and understand myself very comforting.

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The person who doesn’t know Jesus is truly alone, and desolately alone.

One day, when their time on earth is up, they have to take a journey, and they can’t take any companion with them on that journey, they have to leave even the closest behind and go alone, and they will never see their loved ones again, forever.

Not so, if you know the Lord Jesus Christ. He said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you, even until the end of the world’.

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More comments on the Sabbath

It’s like this, in God’s sight, something is either a sin or it’s not a sin.

Look at the Ten Commandments. If it’s an idol, it’s an idol, if it’s a lie, it’s a lie, if it’s a theft, it’s a theft, if its adultery, its adultery.

A person is either committing these sins, or they’re not.

Now, to BREAK the Sabbath, according to the strict stipulations God gave, would be a sin just like any other sin IF we were still “under the law”.

If you broke any of those stipulations, such as drove your car to church, or had a bath, even, you would be sinning just as much as if you were committing adultery or lying, or stealing.

IF Christians are still “under the law” then ALL are guilty of breaking the Sabbath law continually, which would mean all are still in habitual sin or rebellion against God, the same as if they were always lying, stealing or committing adultery, including the Seventh Day Adventists who also don’t keep all the stipulations for the Sabbath.

Remember, under the law, if you do anything on Saturday then you are sinning, and rebelling against God.

So, the people into this stuff are still under the law and not under grace, so they’re not saved.

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UNDER the Law of God, anyone who did any kind of work on Saturday was to be put to death.

Agreed?

SO…. WHY don’t we put people to death for that anymore?

It IS the Law of God, so why don’t we execute Sabbath breakers – those who cook a meal or take a bath or drive to church on Saturdays?

Answer?

WE ARE NO LONGER “UNDER THE LAW”.

If you are still under the law then you better execute yourself for continually breaking the requirements of the Sabbath law.

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There are basically seven Holy Days commanded in the Old Testament.

No one could work on those days.

Now, why are these seven Holy Days totally absent from the New Testament?

Why do we find no record of Christians observing them or being commanded to?

Because they were fulfilled in Christ Jesus.

Had they not been fulfilled then we would be obliged to observe these days even now.

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There will be…

“…mockers in the last time who will walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.” (Book of Jude)

The context here is concerning professing Christians.

The world has always lived by lust and not had the Holy Spirit.

So…. Jude is describing “Christians” in the last days.

Today’s Tweets

November 19, 2020

In this life the only thing that’s real and lasting is the love of God in Christ Jesus.

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Something everyone can ask themselves:

Is my life an appropriate response to the immense love of Christ?

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A hundred years from now, what will you be doing?

Do you think that far ahead?

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Someone asks, “Are you excited about the fall of Babylon?”

No, I’m excited about how God promised to deliver all His saints who “come out” of Babylon from the judgments coming to her. Excited to see how He will do that.

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Imagine the shock for some world leaders when they stand before Jesus and discover He was the real world leader all along.

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A rising political trend globally is that people are becoming more violent and only understand the language of violence. They can’t be reasoned with.

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Christian, when you see the Antichrist I would hope you would be quite excited about it due to the fact that it signals Jesus’ coming is right at the door?

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We are not saved by our works, but God’s work should be our top priority, as Jesus said, “I must be about my Father’s business”.

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My observation has been that those who regularly have counterfeit spiritual experiences often go through a cycle of ecstasy and depression.

They are “flying in the heavenlies” one day, and nearly suicidal the next.

This pattern, alone, should convince them that their understanding of what constitutes spiritual experience is false.

And they should look at their own experiences objectively and ask, How has this profited me over the last 10 years?

What has been the nett benefit of all these experiences?

For some, if they are honest, its brought them to near insanity.

Often they’ve been taught to visualize the things they desire.

This gives the demons entrance as they bring that visualization into the actual spirit realm.

A guy might start doing it thinking it’s just in his mind, but then something takes over and it becomes real and tangible.

Astral travel is an example.

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We can’t have love without repentance.

We can’t have faith without repentance.

Etc..

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America is an enigma because never in history have so many people in one place heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ and then decided to reject Him.

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A gift or grace, by it’s very nature, can either be recieved or rejected.

The grace of God can be recieved or rejected.

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In Christianity, some get messed up when others disappoint them or let them down.

But that’s not true Christianity to begin with.

True Christianity is to trust in Jesus Christ alone.

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While we are still down here we’re “on the job”, so to speak.

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The Bible never entertains the thought that man has the freedom to self determine what is right or wrong.

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We would define a “Christian” as a follower of Jesus.

We would then need to define which “Jesus” we are referring to: the Biblical one, or the imaginary one.

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“You supported Trump!”

Not exactly.

I support whoever represents the interests of Christians and helps protect their values and freedom.

Trump just happens to be the guy this time. It could be anyone.

We support the issues more than the person.

And I’m against anyone or anything which works against the values and freedom of Christians, whomever that may be.

Today’s Tweets

November 17, 2020

“Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end…”

Hebrews 3:12-14

Someone says, “You’re trying to stay saved by doing good works”.

God’s grace does not negate our responsibility.

Jesus has promised to keep us, and yet He also warns us not to depart from Him.

To heed His warning is perfectly compatible with salvation by grace alone.

Heeding a warning does not earn anything.

You are not staying saved by continually earning the right to stay saved.

Imagine trying to get paid for NOT doing something?

If you are not departing from the Lord that is something you are not doing.

Like this, someone gave you a very expensive gold coin.

You keep it, you treasure it.

Later the giver of the gold coin meets you.

But, would you say to him, “See! I didn’t throw away the coin! So this means I’m earning the coin!” ??

Of course not.

He would think you’re nuts for thinking that.

Just suppose you did not commit one sin over the last 24 hours.

Does this earn you special points with God so that He considers you’ve maintained your daily points target and therefore saved your skin for one more day?

Of course not.

BUT … if you have sinned over the last 24 hours and you have ignored the Holy Spirit’s conviction, then YOU have begun the process of hardening your own heart against God.

“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; 16 lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. 17 For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.”

Hebrews 12:14-17

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True faith can only come from a repentant heart.

The unrepentant, cold and callous, arrogant heart can’t have faith.

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How can you be reconciled to God right now?

The answer rests on one great fact: Jesus Christ died on your behalf.

God has made reconciliation. It’s been done. Jesus paid the price.

But you’re not reconciled to Him until you believe He has reconciled you.

This true faith comes from a repentant heart.

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The Person who knows you better than you know yourself is the best Person to consult concerning yourself.

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If you read the New Testament you can know in advance how it will turn out for you on Judgment Day.

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Judgment Day will be the penultimate closure and settlement of all the outstanding issues concerning the human race because every hidden thing will be revealed and the truth will come out – the true nature of things revealed, and true justice will be done, Jesus said.

And Jesus has been appointed to Judge on that Day.

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The premise of the Theory of Evolution is that everything that exists came from nothing and for no reason.

But, everything coming from nothing and for no reason is not scientific.

Therefore we’re not wrong to label it a philosophy and not legitimate science.

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Christian, if you can perceive the glory of God then you have a share and a participation in that glory.

That’s how faith works.

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

2 Corinthians 3:18

Today’s Tweets

November 17, 2020

For a Christian, the higher the flight of fancy, the harder the fall back to reality.

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Worrying will not help, is what Jesus said.

Trusting God will ensure you’re blessed, and therefore you won’t worry.

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That which we recieve freely from Jesus Christ by His grace is LIFE.

Everything else is not LIFE.

It’s merely existing.

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Which things that Jesus said do you have a problem with?

When you understand why you have a problem with those things then you’ve understood your own problem.

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People can be very convincing.

But so can Jesus.

We gotta choose who we will be convinced by.

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Defining your terms is everything these days because people do tend to define the same term in various ways: it means different things to different people.

For example, when the Pope talks about “fundamentalists” he means anyone who disagrees with him.

Or people who believe what Jesus said.

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Do Christians hate Liberals?

Who hates who?

It depends on how you define hate.

If you define it as disagreement, then everyone hates everyone.

But if you define it as using insulting language, mockery and reviling, or even violence, then… it becomes apparent as to who is hating who.

BUT then… the word “insult” is defined by some to mean that you simply disagree with them, or don’t comply with their demands, and they are insulted by that.

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This settles the Food Doctrines once and for all:

“There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man.”

Mark 7:15

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If Jesus Christ is our passion, then His word and message most certainly will be also.

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“The resurrection of Jesus Christ is either one of the most wicked, vicious, heartless hoaxes ever foisted upon people, or it is the most important fact of history.”

  • Josh McDowell

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“The resurrection issue takes the question ‘Is Christianity valid?’ out of the realm of philosophy and makes it a question of history.”

  • Josh McDowell

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Can you believe that some of the most anti-Christian people you know will one day be shining with the Holy Spirit and glorifying Jesus?

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“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.”

Ephesians 4:26-27

So, anger gives the devil a place IF it is not dealt with.

What happens in the spiritual life of a believer when they have given such a place to demonic forces?

It won’t be a nice experience.

They gave the enemy a place or ground in their life.

They need to thoroughly repent by faith and take that ground back.

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In the transaction of forgiving someone who’s hurt us, we would want that transaction to cover any or all future offenses from them, forgiving them in advance.

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The Liberal’s default setting and auto response to truth is, “That’s unloving!”

Today’s Tweets

November 16, 2020

To bypass forgiving others would be to bypass Jesus.

Without forgiveness God will discipline that believer by handing them over to be tormented.

Sounds tough.

But its Gods way.

And if they don’t accept His discipline then He is not their Father.

(See Hebrews 12:8)

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One of the hidden blessings of persecution is it reveals whether we truly love our enemies.

And it’s always a blessing to know the truth about oneself.

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You know that Jesus never promoted Himself, don’t you?

Then why would we, unless we think we’re better than Him?

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Commented on 1 Cor. 14

The church in Corinth was very active in spiritual gifts, and it tended to chaos when they didn’t understand God’s order, so Paul explains that order.

Therefore these verses from Chapter 14 relate to ordering something which already exists.

It can’t be used to create something which doesn’t exist.

That is, if the Holy Spirit is not moving in the body corporately then getting people to prophecy in turn or give tongues with interpretation would be like flogging a dead horse.

These instructions are to steer something already in motion, and therefore wouldn’t apply where these gifts were not in use.

Therefore, if tongues speaking happens in the meeting then instruct with these verses as to their orderly use.

If the word of God is spontaneously coming to several in the meeting, instruct from these verses how that can proceed in an orderly fashion.

Etc.

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Over the course of 24 hours you might fight several battles, but know that Jesus won the war.

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File this as: Understanding the time you’re living in.

Perhaps the essence of Liberalism is this: To redefine love by redefining tolerance.

Basically, if you say something is morally wrong according to the Biblical standard, then, that is defined as hate by those who don’t agree or don’t believe in such standards.

Therefore, “love” is redefined to mean agreeing with the belief that things which the Bible teaches are wrong, are, in fact, right.

Agree, then you have love. Disagree, then you hate.

A kind of spiritual blackmail.

And so it eventuates into people with loose morals sitting in judgment over you, all in the name of love.

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Many came claiming to teach the truth, but Jesus claimed much more than that, He claimed to be the truth.

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How can people expect to be forgiven of what they’ve not repented of?

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“…Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.”

Hebrews 5:8

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One of the snares a preacher can fall into is to preach so as to impress others of how good they are at preaching.

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To earnestly desire to depart and be with the Lord is not a death wish.

Nor is it escapism.

Surely, the most effective workers in Gods Kingdom are those who would rather be in Heaven.

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The person who is bored with God certainly got the wrong “God”.

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There’s not one thing God made that is not wonderful in its design and engineering.

Wonderful means it inspires wonder about its Creator.

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The superficial person is the product of a life lived in the shallow superficiality of living for themselves.

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If religion could work then Jesus didn’t need to die.

If this world could work then Jesus wouldn’t need to bring His Kingdom.

Neither works. They’re broken and dead.

Check out the Bible.

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Either the “vote counting” machines had a glitch which coincidentally always glitched in favor of Biden, or they were programmed to glitch in favor of Biden.

Today’s Tweets

November 15, 2020

Is Jesus Christ worth it?

This was the question facing the Israelites whom Jesus came into contact with.

And its the question facing every single person on earth.

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If a person is not taught by the Holy Spirit then there’s no chance we can teach them. We’re not a better teacher than Him.

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One of the things a Christian is called to be is a light in the world.

Not a light in the church, a light in the world.

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Bob Dylan once quipped, “If the Bible is right the world will explode”.

You judge whether the Bible is right.

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Jesus Christ is a Person.

Now, where do you stand in relation to this Person?

Do you know this Person?

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The mature, balanced Christian is more than a one dimensional person, they spiritually multitask or wear a number of different caps.

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I’m not interested in politics, I’m interested in people and whether things are true.

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The politics of other nations is not our business, but it’s our concern as God’s people are there.

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The state of a person’s soul is the most important issue in the world.

This is for non-Christians:

Would you say you understand the Bible?

Would you say you understand what Jesus Christ taught and who He claimed to be?

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To my non-Christian friends:

Do you consider God to be your friend?

Or do you consider God to be your enemy?

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Don’t let any blessing go unthanked.

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When politics becomes theater, the best actor wins.

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The HOLY Spirit will take everything that is unholy out of our heart, mind, spirit, soul and body.

Because He is the HOLY Spirit.

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There is no greater fool than the moral fool who thinks he is theological.

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When the life of Christ is in a person everything seems to come alive – that which was dead is now vibrant with His life pulsating through it.

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If Jesus has given you eternal life then you have eternal life right now, yes?