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May 26, 2022

The greatest people must be those who can forgive.

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

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

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

We’re extremely lucky that DNA created itself.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What do you know about God?

And, what is the source of your information?

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Prophets get a better reward than spiritual entertainers.

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

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Jesus Christ has an eternal Kingdom.

Do you have a place in it?

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

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Where would you be without Jesus Christ?

Condemned for breaking God’s laws.

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Christianity stands and rests upon Jesus Christ, alone.

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

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Have you considered you might have been indoctrinated in school?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every month significant asteroids pass by Earth.

They keep passing by.

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

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

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

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

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

Today’s Tweets

May 22, 2022

Each new day holds fantastic possibilities in Christ.

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

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

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

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

(1 Cor. 6:2-3)

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

The dead are judged by God after the Millennium.

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Death is not the end.

Death doesn’t mean you are “dead”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He knows us better than we know ourselves.

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

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

Acts 17:28a

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

Hebrews 10:19

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

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

Have a look.

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

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

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

Liberal Progressive Christianity is exactly the same.

Comes from the same root.

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

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

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

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

The same goes for not having time to think.

The outcome of both is disastrous.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Okay, let’s start with you.

Where will you stand on Judgment Day?

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

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

If your pastor preaches this, challenge him publicly.

Of course, the security guards might throw you out.

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

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

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Look at Old Testament Israel.

They forsook God and went after idols.

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

They didn’t forsake religion, they forsook God.

Religion replaced God.

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

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

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

Human nature.

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

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

In which direction are they trying to steer your thoughts?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today’s Tweets

May 17, 2022

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

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

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The most important issue of your life is your salvation.

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

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

Do we comprehend how much our salvation cost God?

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

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

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

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What is faith for?

Who created the concept of faith?

God.

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

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

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

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

(Philippians 4:11-13)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Christian is overjoyed they will live forever.

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Grace is all sufficient.

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

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“…The vilest offender who truly believes,

That moment from Jesus a pardon receives…”

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

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

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

Religion cannot give life to the dead.

No one can make themselves alive from the dead.

No one can raise themselves from spiritual death.

Only Jesus Christ can do that.

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

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Who decides what is right or wrong?

Whomever decides, that’s your moral authority.

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

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“Give honor to whom honor is due.”

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

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

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What is the greatest expression of love?

Jesus said it.

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

Of course, it applies to our life, daily.

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

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

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The Bible teaches us the real value of things.

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Every question about God is answered in Jesus Christ.

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

Today’s Tweets

May 12, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The resource predates the need.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’m okay with that.

Also okay with those who disagree.

So… why??

I think the Apostles knew what they were doing.

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

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

Fervency is not evidenced in the outward.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s not hateful to repeat anything Jesus said.

Unless you believe that what Jesus said is hateful.

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Unwanted children is a big issue today.

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

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

Take Jesus seriously.

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

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

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

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

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

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The eternal perspective is the right perspective.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life is very short.

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Evil spirits try to keep you from seeking God.

Are they succeeding?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thankfully, Atheism is a myth.

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

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

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Conversation with a cultural Christian:

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

Y – I don’t understand the question.

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

Y – Heaven, I hope.

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

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

X – Did Jesus promise eternal life to whoever believes?

Y – Yes.

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

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

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

Y – Oh, I do believe!

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

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

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

They won’t need anyone else to tell them.

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Apart from the Kingdom of Christ, what is there?

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

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

Now, apply this to God.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May 10, 2022

Today’s Tweets

May 2, 2022

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

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

Begin and end with Jesus Christ.

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

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Jesus Christ is all of these:

The greatest.

The most loved.

The most hated.

The most misunderstood.

The most misrepresented.

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

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

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

(Galatians 5:16,18)

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Galatians 2:17-18)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not the person who doesn’t observe Jewish laws.

The Antichrist is called the “lawless one”.

Your typical Liberal Progressive Christian is a lawless person.

All sin is lawlessness.

No one is without sin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some might come to the Lord later.

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

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

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

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

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Excited over Musk?

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

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

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

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

And mature Christians hopefully never see political leaders as saviors.

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

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

…. and God appoints governments.

And God also notes if His people support evil policies.

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

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I’m only excited about what God is doing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And maybe you should question who decides what is cool?

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

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

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

We can observe some things, though.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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X – Are you always thinking about God?

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

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

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

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

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

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(Ephesians 6:10-19)

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

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

Persevering in prayer for the brothers and sisters you know.

That means not quitting.

And it is part of the armor.

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

God’s armor is God’s protection.

We wouldn’t survive without it.

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Are we happiest when we are talking with our Father?

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

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

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What’s Heaven like?

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

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

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

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How to “be the church”.

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

Etc….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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To be alive to God is to really be alive.

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Jesus has the same mesa

Today’s Tweets (shortened due to net problems)

April 23, 2022

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

Something undeniably supernatural was happening before their eyes.

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

His opponents attributed these miracles to the devil.

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

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

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

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

Over to you now.

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

He sent His Son into this world.

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

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God’s word reveals God.

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Stand in wonder at all the works of God.

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Do you have a conscience?

What exactly is it?

How does it work?

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


Make the angels happy today.

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

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

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

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

…according to the Bible.

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

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

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Jesus preached both love and judgment. Reread His message.

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

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

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

(Romans 1:20)

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

(1 Cor. 6:2a)

It’s amazing…

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

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

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

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

(Luke 19:17-19)

We will be in our glorified bodies.

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

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

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

This should be our heart cry to God.

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

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

Today’s Tweets (short version)

April 18, 2022

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

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

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

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All you need is Jesus.

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

But Christians don’t need the religious system.

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Christmas and Easter can be used for the Gospel.

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

They certainly had the Gospel.

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

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

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Who decides right from wrong?

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It is well with my soul because of the Cross.

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How much has God forgiven you?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are any other names taken in vain?

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

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

Never heard Sam Smith’s name taken in vain.

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

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

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

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

Jack – Lennon was against religion, not against God.

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

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

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

Jack – (replies in expletives)

(In other words, he has no intelligent reply)

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

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

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

Today’s Tweets

April 7, 2022

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

Which is a gross understatement.

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

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Jesus!

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

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

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No, Christianity was not based on a lie.

Jesus did rise again.

There was no scam about it.

He really did rise again.

It is not a lie.

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

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Jesus of Nazareth.

Still alive today.

What a friend.

What a Savior.

What a King.

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About creation:

Ultimately everything hinges on Jesus.

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

And He is God in the flesh.

He rose from the dead.

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

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

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

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

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

So, therefore these are THEORIES and not facts.

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Jesus gave everything for us.

What should be our response?

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

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

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

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

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Only Jesus can make the dead come to life.

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

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

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

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

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

He had TRUTH. He was and is THE TRUTH.

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

And He is the embodiment of love as well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I turned to God, not to religion.

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

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

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

Or can you know it today by reading His word?

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

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The rise of Global Government.

The rise of global ideological brainwashing.

The death of free speech or independent thought.

This is where it’s heading.

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

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The “non-answer”.

This is a special skill which slippery people have perfected.

Suppression of the truth.

Only slippery people do it.

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“… You have kept my word…” (Rev. 3:8)

Are we keeping His word?

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

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

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

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

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It would be a good idea to take Jesus seriously.

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

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

God’s love is unconditional.

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

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

Scripture says,

“…remain in His love..”

“…abide in His love..”

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

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

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

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

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Social media tells us what people think about things.

The Bible tells us what God thinks about things.

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Prayer is your connection to God.

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

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

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

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

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

I mean the actual text, not circular arguments?

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With God’s help what can you do?

Is it possible if He helps you to do it?

How much of a difference does His help make?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is true wonder when it comes to God.

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

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

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

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

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

Today’s Tweets

March 22, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In Christ you have everything you need.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayer and fasting for revival.

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

—Gary Amirault

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Are we overwhelmed with thankfulness to God?

Or underwhelmed, suffering from thanklessness?

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

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

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

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

You don’t need money in Heaven.

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

This is assuming the members are saved to begin with.

How do we define “dead” in this case?

Or how do we define an “alive” church?

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

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

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

Nor does quietness or subdued actions mean it is dead.

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

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

Compare with 1 Corinthians 14.

This kind of church:

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

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

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

— RC Sproul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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God is exactly as described in the Bible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Or trusting in oneself.

Trusting in ones keeping or observance of the law.

Trusting in church attendance.

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

That their organization is the “true church”.

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

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

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Cheap Grace

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

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

… This is the logic of cheap grace.

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

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

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

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

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

Christ died for our sins.

This includes every category of sin.

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

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

Everything between you and God was settled on that Cross, when Jesus suffered, bled and died for you. That one transaction decides everything concerning how God deals with you and works in your life.

“For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” (Heb. 10:14)

Therefore…

“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19)

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The HOPE that’s in my heart:

I didn’t put it there.

My friends didn’t put it there.

The world didn’t put it there.

Jesus Christ put it there.

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If a prisoner were pardoned, and the door of his cell opened, he wouldn’t be congratulated, honored or accredited with having earned his salvation by walking out the door. And he certainly could not boast about walking out that door, or expect any reward for doing so.

This is in answer to those who believe that man’s responsibility to repent and believe means man is earning or meriting salvation.

They think, if a man has to choose, then, if he chooses, he has earned salvation.

Or if he believes that to stay saved he must not turn away from God, then that means he is trying to stay saved by meritorious good works.

Sometimes people mockingly say that if you believe the warnings to believers in scripture concerning falling away then you must be trying to stay saved by your good works.

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If the word of God doesn’t convince someone, do we think the word of man will?

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God takes care of a lot of people.

He can manage it.

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“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them” (Heb. 10:16)

Therefore a Liberal Christian can’t be in the New Covenant because they reject God’s moral law, and it is certainly not written in their hearts and minds.

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The Holy Spirit is really into prayer.

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Believing prayer is a great expression of confidence in the nature and character of God. It is an expression of trust in who He is, and what He has promised.

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If a person is filled with the Holy Spirit then nothing they do should amaze us if it is the work of the Spirit in them.

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Jesus Christ has only one message for this world.

And He, Himself, is that message.

Ideological War

March 21, 2022

“Sociologists define ideology as “cultural beliefs that justify particular social arrangements, including patterns of inequality.”[54] Dominant groups use these sets of cultural beliefs and practices to justify the systems of inequality that maintain their group’s social power over non-dominant groups. Ideologies use a society’s symbol system to organize social relations in a hierarchy, with some social identities being superior to other social identities, which are considered inferior. The dominant ideology in a society is passed along through the society’s major social institutions, such as the media, the family, education, and religion.[55] As societies changed throughout history, so did the ideologies that justified systems of inequality.[54]” – Wikipedia

We are seeing an ideological battle between Woke liberals and Conservatives.

Woke is aggressively trying to become the dominant ideology through government control and political propaganda in the media.

Ideology becomes indistinct from politics, they merge into one.

For example, the current controversy over gender is an ideological issue.

But some people object to having an ideology forced upon them.

On turning 60

March 17, 2022

Thoughts on reaching 60.

My life began when I was 24.

My life before that, that was someone else, a lost soul.

I was living, but dead while I lived.

Jesus revealed Himself to me when I was 24. He made me a new person.

I first came to India when I was 27.

Got married to Sheela when I was 35.

Turned grey by 40 because of driving in India. I kid you not. Those days it was the wild west.

We raised 7 wonderful kids, and a few others whom we are still in touch with.

Often our house would be full with visitors staying over and people passing through.

Sometimes we didn’t know where our next meal would be coming from.

But our Father brought us through.

When we’re young, 60 seems way too old.

When we’re 70, 60 seems quite youthful.

For me, I stopped thinking about my age when I was 24.

From then I’ve lived in eternity, knowing I will live forever with my Father and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Since 24 I’ve had perfect peace every day, even in suffering.

God made the peace by slaying His Son, as a bloody human sacrifice for my sins, thus removing the barrier between Him and me, forever.

I look forward to the future with a glorious hope.

Jesus said, as you see these things happening, that is, the destruction of the world, Look up! For your redemption draws near.

That’s the real life.

Not “The Matrix” which people in the world merely exist in from day to day.

Today’s Tweets

March 7, 2022

True prayer is to come before God.

It’s such an incredible thing.

Prayer was God’s idea. It is His way of working.

Make prayer the most important part of your life.

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If hearing the good news of Jesus makes you angry, that’s proof you have a sin nature, and proof you need Him to save you.

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In the LORD’s Supper, eating a meal becomes an act of worship.

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“The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” (Rev. 17:8)

“And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.” (Rev. 13:3)

“…Was, and is not, and yet is”, means a man is killed, and seen to be dead, and then comes back to life. And the world will stand amazed and attach divine significance to it, for only God can raise the dead.

Note that for the whole world to witness this event it requires global electronic communication. In previous times it could not have been fulfilled.

And this person will be a public figure, known to the whole world. It could be an attempted assassination of a world leader.

Watch out for this, because it will happen sooner or later.

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The last world leader will be the Antichrist, who will rule over a coalition of ten nations.

He will be the full embodiment of fallen humanity.

Hence his number, 666, which means the “ultimate man”, or the embodiment of fallen man, full of self righteousness, pride and arrogance.

Six is the number of man, and 666 means a kind of superman.

The world will love him because he mixes spirituality with immorality.

This is the religion the world wants. One where you can sleep with whoever or whatever you want, or just fantasize about it, and still be spiritual.

“And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thess. 2:11-12)

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When a Christian acts as if the truth is not important, then it follows that they also don’t care whether they believe things which aren’t true.

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If we don’t care about someone’s soul, we don’t love them.

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The word of God is the reference point for life. It’s how we understand our life.

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Many leaders, whether political or religious, couldn’t sit down to an open Q & A session because they know they might incriminate themselves by their answers or non-answers/evasion.

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“But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.”

(Hebrews 10:12)

Jesus became the sacrifice.

He was willing to be sacrificed to pay for our sins.

He’s done that.

Will you believe it?

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“The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.” (John 7:7)

If Jesus says something is evil, then it’s evil.

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Serving God has vastly greater reward than serving oneself.

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According to Jesus’ teaching, hate can never be justified.

When we encounter evil we see a reflection of our own evil.

Sinners have no justification to hate fellow sinners.

But the redeemed must hate the sins Christ died for and redeemed them from.

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“And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him (Gideon) and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!” (Judges 6:12)

Are we mighty men of valor?

Or something less?

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That people believe things; the belief, itself, doesn’t make it true. If something is true, it is true because it is true, not because you believe it to be true.

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Every person who’s ever existed (except Jesus) has had a problem with God’s authority over them.

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Any soul not anchored to the absolute truth of Gods word is like a ship adrift on the storm, and it’s only a matter of time before they are smashed on the rocks. They have no anchor for their soul. They can be swept away.

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil…” (Heb. 6:19)

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Is this world giving you everything you want it to give you?

Or do you feel there’s something more – something this world can’t give you?

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To be saved and to follow Jesus will not mean following the religion, but it will mean obeying His word.

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Losing your soul is far more dangerous than losing your life.

The spiritual war is far more deadly than the war with guns.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.” (1 Peter 5:8-9)

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The greatest worker is God. He is the greatest worker in every way. His work is perfect. He feeds the whole world. He works in the lives of billions of people. He never takes a day off.

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Small gatherings without a “pastor” or an organization: How do they work? Because each person has an understanding of the purpose of gathering together in Jesus name, to build one another up in the faith, and, is committed to that in their life. They are no longer just the “audience”, nor are they followers of any leader.

But pastors are mentioned in the Bible!

Yes, but never as one man leading a church.

Always as a group of equal men shepherding and caring for a group of believers.

And never leading the service.

See 1 Corinthians 14.

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Why would a Christian have beliefs or spiritual practices which aren’t even mentioned in the Bible?

The answer has to be that they’ve put their faith in man, or at the least, trust partly in God, and partly in man.

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Amongst house church people we must never tolerate a spirit which looks down on traditional church people or considers one type of Christian superior to another.

Of course, if you clearly teach what the New Testament teaches then some will falsely accuse you of thinking you’re superior. We have to live with that.

False accusers rarely have the courage to meet you in real life, face to face.

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Where people have been victims of racism in the past, it doesn’t help their case to keep on making skin color an issue – it perpetuates racism.

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Only when you stop seeking happiness will you be truly happy in Christ.

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We truly help people if we help them become dependent on Jesus Christ, and not dependent on us.

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Generally, false spirituality among Christians is where they use the Bible, or man’s teachings, or church services as an escape from reality.

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The Lord’s Prayer is a condensed list of the most important things in life we need to attend to.

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Becoming a superficial Christian is a real danger.

Looking at Christendom today, one would think so.

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Why are mystical or esoteric teachings more appealing than the plain and simple teachings of Jesus Christ?

Because they appeal to human pride.

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You overcome any personal enemies by loving them.

“Overcome evil with good”, the Bible says.

Do good to your enemies, Jesus said.

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Jesus encourages us by strengthening our faith in Him.

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Any concept of the love of God which causes you to dispense with the wrath of God is a false concept.

Today’s Tweets

February 28, 2022

How could I not worship the One who gives me every breath and who died for me?

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Justification has to be instantaneous because you can’t be half justified, or half guilty, or half condemned. You are either justified by faith in Jesus Christ, or you’re not.

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…We are playing a totally reactive game, we have to get ahead of the ball…”

Heard this quote yesterday and thought, the Gospel is not meant to be reactive, it’s proactive, it’s ahead of the ball, it’s the true reality.

Proactive: “Creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.”

Does the body of Christ around the world set the narrative, so that the world reacts, or, do we simply react to the world?

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Lift up your eyes to the LORD, from where your help comes from, from where your life and strength comes from.

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2)

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

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It’s amazing what kinds of evil people can commit when they think there are no immediate consequences for themselves.

I mean, if you’re safe in your bunker complex, pushing a button and eliminating a nation could be felt as a clinical task, for a cold blooded killer.

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It’s for the Ukrainian people to decide whether they defend or surrender. It’s their life on the line, it’s their call. No one else can make that decision for them.

The same with the experimental jab. It’s your life, it’s your call. It’s nobody else’s business.

The jab is merely a pretext for establishing total digital control.

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Purity.

Very underrated.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

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You are designed, not evolved.

Where people often stumble is they see evidence of natural selection and then assume it proves evolution.

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After they die, perhaps, many people will be surprised to discover that they still exist?

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Hundreds stepping into eternity in Kyiv.

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Are you ready for an eternity with no phones?

In the eternal Kingdom you just think of someone and then you get linked up instantly by the Spirit, is my guess.

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“Go on, dear brother; but an inch of time remains, and then eternal ages roll on for ever,— but an inch on which we can stand and preach the way of salvation to a perishing world.”

— RM McCheyne

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“Dear God, let all my hours be thine.”

—Isaac Watts

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If you’re trying to run away from Jesus you might find that you run right into Him one of these days.

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POSITIONAL truth – If you are in Christ you are sinless in God’s sight because Christ’s righteousness is imputed to you.

TEMPORAL truth – No one can say or think they are sinless or don’t sin.

POSITIONAL and TEMPORAL truth harmonized in one verse:

“For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.”

(Hebrews 10:14)

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If we serve the LORD, alone, and get discouraged, does this mean we’ve become discouraged with Him?

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“Russian state TV on Sunday listed potential targets in the U.S. in the event of a nuclear strike and claimed that its new hypersonic missile technology could reach them in less than five minutes.”

— FOX News

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God will destroy Babylon, and He will use the Antichrist and ten nations to do it, scripture says.

It says God will have had enough with it.

To be a fake Christian is the worst possible scenario before God. Better to be anything else rather than that.

See Rev. 17 & 18.

“…For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.” (Rev. 18:5)

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Praying for world peace when you, yourself, don’t have peace with God?

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The Bible describes in precise detail what is going to happen.

But that’s not fatalism.

It’s love.

It’s written so we can repent and not be destroyed along with the world.

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“…I am with you always, even to the end of the age…” (Matt. 28:20b)

A disciple can never be alone, because Jesus is with them.

And a disciple can never be helpless and without resources, because Jesus is with them.

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“Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.” (Matt. 5:9)

And angry peacemakers are not usually successful.

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When someone hears the truth and they deem it “hate” or “anger”, they are simply reflecting the hostility in their heart toward the truth.

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Who decides what is cool or uncool, so the masses can know?

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If there’s no Gospel, there’s no Holy Spirit.

And if it’s a false gospel, it’s a false spirit.

The “spirit of antichrist” is any other spirit than the true Holy Spirit, and all error in Christianity is induced by the “spirit of antichrist” with the ultimate aim of conditioning Christians to accept the Antichrist as Christ.

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Jesus Christ is not dead.

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Don’t let your regrets be recurring regrets, that is, with each new day you regret that you wasted the day before, an endless cycle. Live for Jesus, seek His face, and you haven’t wasted your life.

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Death itself is not the worst thing, it’s to die without Jesus Christ which is the worst thing. What a huge difference between dying as a justified person, and dying as a condemned person.

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Join these scriptures together:

“…Jesus Christ… …the ruler over the kings of the earth…” (Rev. 1:5a)

“…Satan, who deceives the whole world…” (Rev. 12:9b)

“For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem…” (Zech. 14:2a)

All conflicts will terminate upon Jerusalem. It will be the final conflict.

This is because the power behind the political rulers of the world is actually satan, yet under the Sovereign rule of the King of Kings, Jesus Christ.

God says He will cause all the nations to fight against Jerusalem.

But they don’t realize that it is God causing them to battle against Jerusalem.

God is using their hatred for the Jews to draw them into judgment.

So, this is how we understand the present world scene, like a giant chessboard, and ultimately all the pieces fall against the Jews.

Look up, for your redemption draws near.

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God’s plans for us extend into eternity, it’s not just about now, but about living with Him forever.

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In Matthew 6:25-34 where Jesus teaches us not to worry, He also means not to worry even when the world explodes into war, but to look to Him.

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Both Russia and Canada banning peaceful protest.

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We see in the New Testament that everything God did, He did through ordinary people filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit made the difference. We should not think anything has changed.

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The fate of this world doesn’t need to be your fate. You don’t have to follow all the other lemmings over the cliff.

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Big issue in the world:

“…Access to non-propaganda sources of news…”

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If Christians aren’t responsible enough to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle then perhaps God sees that and considers that we don’t really care about our health, so why should He keep us from sickness, when we can’t be bothered to take responsibility? If we don’t care, why should He care?

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Saw a piece where the parents of female swimmers were “fearful to speak out” on the transgender sports issue.

To disagree could expose them to threats or violence.

This is where things are headed.

People are scared to voice their opinion.

In the end, it’s easier to keep quiet and to avoid the hateful attacks.

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Christian, if we compare our life before we were born again with our life now, we should be mightily encouraged and thoroughly amazed by what the grace of God can do.

Today’s Tweets

February 24, 2022

Joyful expectancy of His return must be one of the key indicators of our love for Him.

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Christian suffering is the suffering of free people.

Other suffering is the suffering of those in bondage.

For the Christian, he is free, regardless of suffering.

Suffering does not bring him into bondage.

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The teacher or preacher whom Christ will delight in will be one who is faithful to His message and is yielded to Him in the belief that He will speak through them – that they are His ambassadors or representatives, that they do His will, not their own, preaching His word, and not their own.

And with the belief that God speaking through you doesn’t make you special.

He can speak through anyone He chooses.

He can speak through all kinds of people.

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.

And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.” (Acts 2:17-18)

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How much of our 24 hour long days do we set aside for being alone with God?

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Forgiven.

It’s Good News.

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In totalitarian regimes, “insurrection” means to hold a political view different than the regime’s.

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It’s great when we can appreciate how God has made someone, without wanting to BE them.

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Have you received mercy?

If so, how much mercy?

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The ones who are eager to go to war aren’t the ones who will have to face the prospect of a painful, horrific death.

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A recurring theme of mine:

The human mind cannot comprehend itself. As wonderful as it is, it doesn’t have the power to fully understand and comprehend itself. It is beyond science. Your thoughts, your memories, your dreams, your consciousness: these cannot be dismissed as merely chemical or electrical impulses zapping around in that piece of meat called the brain.

It all points to the existence of the soul.

The brain is the hardware for the soul.

Hardware is also very important.

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Every true friend is worth more than all the money in the world.

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There are  only two views  or  perspectives of anything:

God’s perspective, and man’s perspective.

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To trust the Lord Jesus in the trials of life should be our absolute joy, because He is absolutely trustworthy.

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“A man cannot have an erroneous belief without by-and-by having an erroneous life.”

— Charles Spurgeon

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I’m on Truth Social or MAGA Hub (whatever it is called)

Username: ianvincent

Today’s Tweets

February 22, 2022

People might appear very clever, but will they appear that clever when they stand before the Throne of God?

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Because the Holy Spirit of God indwells the innermost being of a disciple, there is no thought, word or deed which can be hidden from Him, or which can be separated from Him as our private business. It is also His business.

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“Family breakdown is the single biggest threat to western civilization.” unquote

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The WEF has already planned your life for you, what you will think, believe and do. Isn’t that good of them?

We will decide everything for you! We hope you will be compliant?

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A Christian will believe the Bible, right? right?
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The time will come when you will be counted as a criminal simply for believing what Jesus Christ said.

But believing any other religious belief will be quite fine.

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Jesus “…said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.” (Matt. 16:15-17)

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

But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Cor. 2:13-14)

So, the spiritual man receives the things of the Spirit of God. Everything he knows about God, he has received from the Holy Spirit. So there’s nothing he can boast about. He didn’t figure anything out by himself, it was revealed to him by God.

Now, this truth we’re looking at here, how would we have known it unless it had been written and preserved in scripture?

It is a perfect symphony: God’s word recorded in a book, and the Holy Spirit enlightening us to understand it.

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Give Jesus the praise, glory, honor, worship, and thanks He is worthy of.

Judge for yourself if He is worthy.

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The Holy Spirit who is in you will give you a job to do. He has a work for you.

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Next to Christ, our greatest assets are our brothers and sisters in Christ, for we are one body in Him.

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Civilizations rise and fall. This present one is in the falling stage.

Over a generation, it seems, according to polls, the masses have changed their minds about God and morality. Who changed their minds?

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“For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 2:20-21)

If we are not to seek our own, then we shouldn’t be disappointed if we don’t get everything we want.

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The Text should speak to us more than the sermon does.

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Updated Lord’s prayer:

“…and deliver us from the social media…”

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Faith and love means everything to God.

It’s personal.

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With each new day we come to Him, He is the same, He hasn’t changed, and eternally will remain the same: “Jesus Christ, the same, yesterday, today and forever”. He hasn’t changed His mind toward you.

Time bomb?

February 19, 2022

Today’s Tweets

February 19, 2022

The true Christian faith is anchored in the historical fact that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and, as this is a proven fact, this separates it from mythology or superstitions.

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“…I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes…”

Romans 1:16a

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Men have always struggled to attain power or authority over others.

But there was one Man who did not…

…Because He already had all power and authority.

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God just doesn’t record sins only, He records everything, the Bible teaches. Aren’t you glad the most beautiful, highest, most noble acts of love, heroism and sacrifice witnessed over the history of humanity are all recorded and will not be forgotten in eternity?

Conversely, what a bleak existence it would be if all those lives were forgotten forever?

All the people who ever lived are still “alive”, they still exist somewhere. Each one is known to God, and He has a complete record of their life. And soon they and we will stand together before God’s Judgment Throne to be judged. This is what the Bible teaches.

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Next to Jesus, the greatest gift one can have is a godly spouse.

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It’s a great tragedy that anyone goes to Hell, but an even greater tragedy that they rejected Jesus Christ.

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When we consider what transpired on that little, rocky hill outside Jerusalem, called Golgotha, we see, simultaneously, the most immense love ever witnessed, and the most immense evil or hate ever witnessed. The immense love of God collided with all the evil and hate which mankind could dish out, and Jesus won, defeating the evil, and making it possible for sinful men to be born again as new creations, as true sons of God.

Yet the atonement was transacted within God.

It wasn’t a battle of good over evil, it was something God transacted within Himself, having His own Son bear the punishment for the sin of the world and satisfying and fulfilling God’s law.

There is a false teaching called “Christus Victor” which denies the substitionary penal atonement.

By His death, the Son destroyed the authority of the devil:

“Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil”. (Hebrews 2:14)

It’s not as though Jesus had to fight the devil to conquer him. Not like a boxing match. Jesus conquered the devil by not doing what he said, and by satisfying the law, Jesus takes away the power of the devil to condemn or control the one under grace.

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“As long as someone is living for himself, he is sensitive, jealous, envious, and always reacting to what others do.”

— Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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Are you consciously always before the Throne of God?

If you are in Christ, then you are seated there with Him, spiritually.

So why wouldn’t you always be aware of the fact and live accordingly?

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Would you be willing to trade Eternal Life for some cheap thrills?

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“…Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” (John 16:24b)

There’s nothing quite like the joy of answered prayer.

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We pray for people because we love them.

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The Bible says in Rev. 13 the Antichrist will briefly rule the world. Before Jesus returns to rule the world, satan will install his own king as a counterfeit to the King of Kings, and people will believe it because of the great supernatural signs and wonders he does.

Much of Christendom is being groomed and conditioned to receive the Antichrist as Christ.

Any kind of teaching which says Christians/Christianity is going to gradually take over and rule the world is part of the spirit of Antichrist, preparing people to receive “the Christ”.

“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it.

For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

See, I have told you beforehand.

“Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it.

For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”

(Matthew 24:23-27)

Those “Christians” led by their natural mind and not the Spirit will see the Kingdom of God in natural or political terms. To them, the coming of the Kingdom means a rearranging of the present order into a peaceful New World Order.

For example, this is exactly how the Pope sees things, believing that all people are children of God and that the Kingdom is here now with the goal of world peace.

The “social gospel” is an integral part of the spirit of Antichrist’s strategy to deceive Christians into the counterfeit Kingdom which is coming.

Salvation is then understood as feeding the poor.

As if when a poor man receives a gift of food he receives salvation.

It’s a good thing to do but it’s not salvation.

Jesus died on the Cross to pay the price for our sins.

If salvation comes by food, then all He would have needed to do was give food to everyone.

As well, the Kingdom is not about being liked by the enemies of Christ, or being popular or influential. That is a false peace.

Yes, God can give you favor with even your enemies, scripture says.

But that’s not the Kingdom.

Gods Kingdom is not some kind of peace treaty with the devil’s kingdom.

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Have you heard of any other saviors other than Jesus?

Of course, it would be a joke if someone walked up to you and claimed to be your savior who can remove all your sins and reconcile you to God.

There’s no one in history who could claim that.

Except Jesus.

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God is the only explanation for the existence of life.

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‘Pride is the very image of the devil.’

— Thomas Boston

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Did a Bible word search for bless, blessed, blessing. It’s everywhere through the Bible. Would you like to be blessed by God, like all these folk were?

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With the current protest movement will there also come a spiritual awakening?

As the Bible comes to life in the light of current events and trends, perhaps many are checking out the Bible to see if it’s true?

The LORD knows those who are His.

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Nazi copybook strategy:

– How to break up a peaceful protest? Send in police to physically assault them, in the hope that some might defend themselves and fight back, and then you can arrest them for assault.

– Gradually change the concept of freedom, so you can take it away without people noticing.

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In a democracy you can’t complain too much about the government because it’s what the majority voted for.

Better to offer a viable alternative.

Today’s Tweets

February 16, 2022

“Hillary Clinton dodges questions.. “

So what?

It’s ubiquitous these days. It’s an epidemic now. Evasion has become an artform among Christians. I think their rationale is, “Why not do it, because no one cares anyway?”.

Perhaps things have become so dumbed down that people are not aware that evasion is fraud, they think it’s normal?

As for me, if someone dodges my questions I take it that they’re not a genuine friend, so I leave it at that.

On the subject of theological ping pong, it’s good to remember that evasion is the same as lying, and you know where all liars end up, regardless of how theologically clever they think they are.

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If you could fly through space to distant galaxies wouldn’t that blow your mind?

But that’s NOTHING compared to what Jesus has promised His followers will inherit.

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Don’t think of anyone as being beyond saving.

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The new birth happens in an instant, because you can’t be half born again or half justified, or half forgiven, half dead, half alive, lingering somewhere between life and death. No. One moment you’re dead to God, and the next moment you’re alive to God. The greatest miracle.

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People’s religion, beliefs, skin color, race, sexual ideas, medical data, etc. should not be the business of any government and should be excluded from personal data, in my opinion. How is any of this the business of the government?

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If the fruit of the Spirit is not there, and the works of the Spirit are not there, then it’s likely the Spirit is not there.

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“…No one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:17)

This is where it is all leading to. You won’t be able to buy anything unless you are approved by the government and compliant with its ideology. By agreeing to vax passes and QR codes you are helping this system fall into place. Dictators need your help to set this up.

If there’s nothing that can prevent this happening then why post?

Because people have a choice whom they will serve.

The world is moving toward a global “theocracy”, but a theocracy without God. Because man is a moral creature, but he doesn’t want God, so creates his own moral system, and this ends up as a pseudo religion. The whole social discourse today is a moral one.

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It’s a great tragedy when people don’t realize how thankful to God they need to be.

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Christian, if the Lord returned today, would you be ready?

Matthew 25 teaches us that half of Christendom won’t be ready and will be left behind.

“Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’

But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’

“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.” (Matthew 25:11-13)

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If I turn my back on Jesus, ignore Him, and seek satisfaction in what He hates, then I deserve all that’s coming to me.

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Hell is real because Jesus said it is.

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The course this world is taking has already been foretold in the Bible.

Coincidence? No.

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From God’s perspective, perhaps the greatest pride can only be broken by the greatest humiliation.

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If Jesus forces people to follow Him against their will, then why doesn’t He just force everyone in the world to follow Him, seeing as though scripture says God is not willing for any to perish?

We can’t claim credit for our faith, it is a gift, and yet God is not willing any should perish, which means, if anyone perishes it is not because God was unwilling, it means they were.

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Some of us would like more genuine friendships, but realizing we can’t push ourselves onto others.

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Jesus Christ defines who a Christian is.

Just wearing the label doesn’t mean we match Jesus’ definition of a Christian.

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Sometimes Christians project their own insecurities onto others.

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“The meek shall inherit the earth.”

That’s the best deal you’re gonna get all day.

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In Heaven there’s no entertainment, and yet no one gets bored.

Figure that one out.

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How we “do church” is not the primary thing, it’s whether we are daily growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which is of foremost importance, however… …how we “do church” will affect our growth in grace, for better or for worse, so it is very important.

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There’s been so many wars over history, and there’s more to come, because the human heart has not changed. It’s not realistic to expect things to change when man’s nature has not changed.

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Thought Crimes:

Are your thoughts compliant with the regime?

Are you free to express your thoughts without fear of cancellation?

Cancel culture is based on the assumption the cancellers don’t need to be cancelled.

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In the light of the Lord, an idol is an illusion, for what it offers is an illusion.

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If you really think there is an alternative to democracy, then you better pray your dictator is a benevolent one.

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It was God’s idea to remain invisible to man.

He became very visible when He stepped into humanity, becoming one of us.

Yet, Jesus ascended up again, out of man’s view.

So we can learn to take Him at His word, even if we can’t see Him.

Jesus said, those who believe but haven’t seen are more blessed than those who have seen.

“We walk by faith, not by sight.”

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If you think living by faith is hard, try living without it.

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There is a common humanity which can empathize with a fellow human in a place of great distress or need, and desire mercy for them. Mercy is the only hope for the hopeless, for they have nothing to bargain with.

Every person is like that before God: Spiritually and morally bankrupt. Hopeless.

But God is rich in mercy, offering hope for the hopeless, extending His loving hand to anyone who will call on the Lord Jesus Christ in truth.

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When you find the meaning of life in Jesus Christ, you find that your life was meaningless without Him.

It’s easy to prove the world is meaningless. All the stuff going on will soon be gone and forgotten forever. If it did ever have a meaning, that meaning will have dissolved into nothing, gone and forgotten.

The meaning and purpose of your life is found in relation to your Creator.

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Believing prayer is to put confidence in God.

Why not have full confidence in Him?

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Selfish gain in this life registers as a loss in the next life.

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Immense love and immense wrath, with no contradiction.

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If Paul the Apostle parachuted into the world today would he fit in with modern Christianity?

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Jesus Christ is the reality by which we judge all reality.

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We know our pride level by the degree of offense we take when we are lied about or mocked.

If we’re boastful or prideful we must look like such chumps to those who are before the Throne of God in Heaven.

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Perfectly at peace with God.

This is the good news of Jesus Christ.

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Even if a fraction of one percent of the population repent and turn to Jesus Christ, that’s still a huge number of people.

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In Christ’s Kingdom, love and service are in perfect harmony.

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Hitler thought he had a moral imperative or obligation to kill every Jew. Over history, bloody religious wars and inquisitions also followed a moral imperative and were justified by the thought it was for a righteous cause. History repeats.

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If you do things which God commanded not to, does your conscience bother you?

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Christians should use social media for Christ’s kingdom.

Yes?

Less selfies, more Gospel.

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We find joy in simple, commonplace things when we appreciate their meaning in relation to God.

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Church Meetings:

Consider whether it’s better not to exert your will over others, but to ask the body of Christ present if you can do what you feel led to do? Anyone can facilitate in a meeting, such as, suggesting a course of action, but who has the authority to exert their will over their brothers and sisters? In my experience, when there is this mutual honor and respect the meeting is alive, but where one person wants to control everything in the meeting, even with a good intention, it lacks the blessing of the Holy Spirit.

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Vitamin D is the biggest health issue today.

Get out in the sun.

Today’s Tweets

February 7, 2022

After being in the presence of God you can never be impressed being in the presence of anyone else.

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Guilt is the driving force behind man made religion.

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The word of God reveals precisely and unequivocally where we stand before God.

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Everywhere Jesus went there were people who screamed out because they were demon possessed, and He cast them out.

Nowadays, the demons are still there in people, yet they don’t scream out, and rarely are they cast out.

What changed?

We changed.

When they see us they don’t feel they’re in any danger of being cast out.

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To trust Jesus Christ is enough. He will take care of everything.

And, obedience is the fruit of trust.

Cause and effect.

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Christian, when you meet someone do you see into their soul and consider them precious?

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A true disciple lives only by the word and standards of his Master. He cannot serve another master.

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Do you feel a spiritual connection and affinity with all the people of God around the world?

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If Christians could understand that Scripture is the only spiritual authority and arbiter of truth then the whole church landscape would change, and the way Christians approach how they do church would change markedly.

Only the text has authority, not the person teaching the text.

A child could be teaching the text, and the text itself would carry the same weight as if a celebrity preacher were teaching it.

Whoever the preacher or teacher is has no bearing on the authority of the text.

This is rarely recognized.

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God has listened to a lot of prayers over the last 6000 years.

No doubt, He has answered a lot of them.

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Prayer is about what God can do.

It’s amazing.

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If anyone really, really wants to do God’s will, then, hey, He will be in that all the way.

Slightly related:

” If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.” (John 7:17)

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The Bible teaches that every human shares a common ancestor, so every person is related by blood.

This is the cure for racism.

You cannot accuse Jesus of being racist. The Bible says there will be representatives from every tribe and ethnicity in Heaven. He died for the whole human race. He commands all to repent and believe the Good News.

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Get alone in the quiet and just be still, and ask yourself, Am I just a piece of meat? Or do I have a spirit in me?

Are there any other possibilities?

Either you are merely a physical organism, or you are a physical organism which possesses a spirit, and that spirit continues to exist after your physical body is gone.

Any other options here?

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Is cancelling people you disagree with really necessary? Why not just ignore them?

Cancel culture: Are you going to cancel everyone who has said “Jesus Christ!” as a cuss word, knowing this is extremely offensive to Christians and infringes on their community standards? Which group has the right to be offended and which group doesn’t?

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“Censorship paves the way for dictatorship.”

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Nearly every month or so an asteroid has a “near miss” encounter with earth. Any of these could totally change life on earth if they hit.

Nearly every month the Jerusalem Post on Twitter makes such reports.

It could happen.

There’s something like that mentioned in the Book of Revelation

In fact, it periodically does happen, so, it is the mercy of God it hasn’t happened lately.

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Peaceful protest is great, but voting is where it counts.

How did such losers get into power?

If governments can force you to be injected against your will, then what else can they do to you against your will? Implant a chip under your skin?

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“Weird how the press covers riots as if they’re mostly peaceful protests and covers mostly peaceful protests as if they’re riots”

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If the athletes at the games think they’re being treated roughly or unfairly, perhaps they could consider that only blocks away from where they’re staying political prisoners are being tortured.