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Today’s Tweets

January 25, 2023

It’s terribly sad to see people exit this world without a Savior. They may have scoffed at the idea, or been insulted by the thought that they need a Savior. But all that’s changed now. They’re no longer laughing.

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Your REAL friends are the ones who pray for you.

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With God’s help you can have a much better life.

Jesus said, “I have come that they might have LIFE, and have it more abundantly”.

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Christians are free to choose whether they will have a cultural or religious identity. They should realize they have a choice. Many would be unaware that it’s quite okay not to have a cultural or religious identity.

For example, I wouldn’t feel I’ve betrayed my ancestors or family if I choose not to conform to their culture or religion.

I’m Australian. What is Australian culture? Drinking beer, meat pies, bush hats, speaking the vernacular, going to the footy, watching cricket on TV… ??

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The Bible tells us where the world is heading and what’s going to happen.

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Social media portrays stars and celebrities as if they actually have a life, but this is an illusion being painted. Don’t fall for the illusion.

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When we comprehend and consider that God answers prayer, we realize we should be more serious about prayer.

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Colossians 3:23 “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men”
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Meaning, there shouldn’t be anything we do which is not unto the Lord.

Hmmmm?

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If we have more zeal than love, or if our zeal overtakes our love, you know where that ends up.

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2 Corinthians 2:9 “For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.”

Hmmmm?

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Zechariah 4:6b “…Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.”

Here is the way forward.

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Hebrews 10:31
“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
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Either, you’re in His hands, or you’re going to fall into His hands, and that would be terrifying.

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Don’t know what to preach?

Luke 24:47
“…Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations…”

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Commented

On abortion rights…

Surely a conflict of interest here between the rights of the mother and the rights of her child.

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Righteousness makes you feel clean, and unrighteousness makes you feel dirty or unclean.

The Bible describes the difference between clean and unclean.

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God’s grace is sufficient, the Bible teaches. Whatever our circumstance, His grace is sufficient.

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Christ is the truest friend. He’s the true definition of a friend. Let’s be such a friend to those we meet.

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The popular narrative is that the WEF are the good guys who want to save the human race, so whatever they want to do must be with the best intentions.

It’s extremely naive.

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Comforting to know that Democrat riots are always “mostly peaceful”.

Extreme bias in the media.

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It raises the issue of fake conversion.

Surely, the people who say to Jesus: “Lord! LORD! We did great things in your name!”

And He says, “I never knew you!” ….

…Surely these people are false converts.

Jesus describes them as “lawless”.

They have a type of conversion, but it’s a fake conversion.

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Anything with the wrong motive is doomed from the start.

Unless God intervenes.

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God lets faulty foundations collapse because He can’t build on such.

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To a friend:

I understand the need to share your burden, and I feel honored you shared it with me.

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Truth wins.

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You would think that someone’s desire to rule the world would disqualify them from the position?

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Christian, if the Spirit is working mightily in your life, then He can also work mightily in the lives of those you’re praying for, for they’re really no different to you.

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Psalm 95:7b-8a

“…Today, if you will hear His voice: Do not harden your hearts…”
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Have you heard His voice today?

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Have you spent time alone with God today in an attitude of awe, worship, adoration, reverence, thankfulness, love and joy?

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Don’t miss out on your one chance at immortality.

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1 Corinthians 15:53b “… This mortal must put on immortality.”

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If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead then you would never need to bother yourself with Him.

But He did rise, never to die again.

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When we receive a criticism, our reaction sometimes reveals the state of our conscience, whether it’s clear or cloudy.

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Jesus shows us what is real.

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The Bible says God spoke the universe into existence, creating it out of nothing except the words He spoke.

What incomprehensible power!

Ought to get to know Him, right?

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To know Jesus Christ is the ultimate.

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If the HOLY Spirit is in us, He should lead us, and not we, ourselves.

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Jesus died for our sins and was raised on the third day to produce a new kind of people, a new species, a new creation: a kind of people who never existed before.

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Do what you know you should do, before God, and leave the outcome to Him, in simple trust. He only expects us to do what we should do. He doesn’t expect us to have control over the outcome.

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Absolutely every issue or dilemma facing every person is ultimately a question of truth.

So we should never undervalue truth.

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The written Word does not replace the Spirit, and neither does the Spirit replace the written Word.

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For a true Christian, the future is always better than the past.

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If goodness is measured and defined by human standards, alone, then, comparatively, that is, comparing people with people, there are good people and bad people, by that definition.

But, by God’s definition, and by His law and commands, the people who are considered good by society’s standards are not good in the sight of God.

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Sometimes it’s hard for us to comprehend God personally involved in our lives, since He is infinite, and we, so small, and seemingly insignificant or inconsequential.

The Lord Jesus encouraged us to ask the Father for all our needs.

This won’t distract Him from weightier matters, because He’s already personally involved and invested in our life, and He’s already helping us, whether we ask for His help or not. And He loved us before we loved Him.

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Things only have meaning because they’re designed to have meaning, and we’re designed to understand their meaning.

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Gatherings of God’s children is where the love is supposed to be on this planet. Also known as, church.

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It’s wonderful when you delight in something and it’s because the Holy Spirit in you is delighting in it.

A note on “tongues”

January 24, 2023

A brief note on “tongues” (speaking in a language you don’t know):

  • On the Day of Pentecost the “tongues” were in known languages, of which there were people present who could understand them.
  • In 1 Cor. 14 there is a detailed explanation of “tongues”. Paul says the utterance in a “tongue” needs an interpretation. This indicates that such utterances were in languages unknown to anyone present.
  • The interpreter needed a gift to interpret. Interpreters weren’t people who were naturally familiar with the particular language being uttered.
  • Now, why would God give a message in the Chinese language to a church which spoke French?
  • So, it seems to indicate that the languages referred to in 1 Cor. 14 are not known languages, they are utterances directly from the Holy Spirit in the language He uses.
  • 1 Cor. 14 also asks us to distinguish between a message to the church in “tongues”, and privately praying in “tongues”, as both are described.
  • In the genuine manifestation of the gift it is the Holy Spirit speaking, with zero input or contribution from the speaker.
  • So, it is either the Spirit, or the flesh. It can’t be an amalgam of both.
  • Counterfeit gifts are so common today that the average Christian may never have witnessed genuine gifts.
  • It is foolish to base your “theology” upon whether or not you have experienced what scripture describes.

Today’s Tweets

January 15, 2023

Can anyone see a problem with the elite deciding for the masses what is factual and what isn’t?

As a Christian, I respect civil authorities, but I certainly don’t trust them.

In Gov we trust??

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Read today:

“The “new normal” is healthy people suddenly dropping dead…”

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If you’re on Twitter you would know that unusually large numbers of healthy young people are dropping dead from heart conditions.

Other platforms are suppressing the truth.

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The mRNA was hailed as “safe” by governments, even though its long term effects were unknown.

Isn’t that criminally irresponsible?

Now, the short term effects are coming out, and the long term effects will be more clear over the coming years.

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The true Christian life is a perpetual interaction with the indwelling Holy Spirit.

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The Bible is the only authority on matters pertaining to God.

You can’t get better guidance than by the Holy Spirit, can you?

“I get guidance from the Bible!”

Yes. Guidance as far as the truth is concerned. Guidance on issues of truth.

Yet the Bible alone can’t guide every step you make day to day, and lead you to the people you need to meet, guide you when to speak or keep silent etc.. We need both the Bible and the Holy Spirit.

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I’ve never encountered a problem where the Bible was the problem.

If the Bible is not the word of Jesus, then it’s worthless.

But if it is His word, the truth He has preserved for His disciples to heed, then live by every word of God.

And as to a supposed choice between living by His Spirit or living by His truth, there is no such choice or option.

I guess you’re familiar with liberal “Christians” who support evil and justify it by saying the Bible is not literally God’s word?

The devil doesn’t mind you talking continuously about grace and love or “Jesus” just as long as you don’t call out what the Bible describes as sin.

Re: “Did Jesus promise the Bible to lead us into all truth?”

How do you know Jesus promised to lead us into all truth?

By reading the Bible.

Now, which truth is He going to lead us into?

The truth He inspired and preserved for us.

Okay, let’s look at the problem of legalism, which is a huge problem.

The Bible is not the cause of legalism.

In fact, the whole New Testament teaches against it.

That’s how we know legalism is wrong. We know it from scripture, by the Spirit.

So, when people misuse the scripture, it doesn’t mean there is a fault with scripture.

Some might say, “oh, he became legalistic by emphasizing the Bible over the Spirit”.

Surely, this does happen, but it’s rare.

Usually legalists are trapped by extra-biblical rules or laws.

Hebrews 8:10 (from Jeremiah 31)
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”

Now, is this truth, which He writes in our mind and heart, a different truth to scripture?

Will it be extra-biblical truths?

You might think it’s a funny thing, but it’s the Holy Spirit which causes me to defend and uphold scripture as the only authority on matters pertaining to God.

The Holy Spirit never causes us to look to the Holy Spirit as the only authority concerning God.

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Heard today from a wise woman:

“We should read the word of God, and anything in our life which doesn’t conform to it we should be willing to change. “

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If you don’t have God, what do you have?

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If God can’t give us joy, then why should anything else?

What happens is when the LORD is our joy, we find joy in the simple things of life because we understand every true joy of living has its origin and meaning in Him.

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If we don’t preach the Gospel it’s ultimately due to a lack of love.

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1 Corinthians 12:18
“But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.”
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The picture here is like a physical body, with all the organs and muscles etc., placed by design exactly where they need to be for the healthy functioning of the whole body.

So, mysteriously, God places each member of Christ in His body, which is His church, by design, with the intent of playing its part in the healthy functioning of the church, universal and local. Each member somehow finds themselves where God intended them to be in the body. …somehow. Because He is able to do it. It shows His majestic Sovereign authority over His creation.

Ephesians 1:22-23
“And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,
which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.”

As wonderful as this truth is, no truth can be used as an escape from responsibility.

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Testimony

We’ve had an evening prayer meeting with all our family for nearly 25 years. Only on rare occasions do we miss. We all take turns to share the word of God. So each day it’s someone’s turn to share and facilitate discussion, and another person’s turn to lead us all in the prayer of agreement for all whom we pray for. We pray for all our family, relatives, friends, neighbors, government, and also for any needs. The kids have been sharing the word of God since they began to read, and leading in prayer as well. We take time to sing thanks and praise to our God, preferring to sing songs which are directly from scripture. When we gather for prayer, around 7 pm, we first just chat about anything touching our lives. We also talk business plans, and anything needful. Then after that we praise God, share His Word, and pray.

Personally, I believe it’s one of the most vital aspects of our life.

The most vital aspect is our time alone with God.

And the secondmost, is our time together in prayer.

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As society degenerates you can expect that governments will eventually “own” your children, as in, parental rights will be removed, and the state will have all rights over the child, and each child will undergo compulsory brainwashing in the narrative of the state, with the goal of producing compliant, unthinking, obedient citizens. It’s already well on the way.

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When we preach to the Jewish people, we’re not calling them to leave Judaism and adopt a Gentile religion, we’re calling them to recognize who the Jewish Messiah is.

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How could we think we are better teachers than the Holy Spirit?

Therefore, we must be totally dependent on the Holy Spirit when we teach.

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It’s reassuring to know that our God is infinitely more powerful than the devil.

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Read today:

“When grace becomes an excuse to live in sin, you’re no longer under grace, you’re under deception.”

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Each person’s life and soul is exceedingly precious.

Yet in the world, life is cheap, and people discard their own soul, or trade it for worthless things.

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When someone says “God told me!”, say to them, The only way we know anything about God is because He revealed it to us by His word and Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is the only teacher, so all we truly know about God is because “God told me”, so why say, “God told me!”?

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They have a hierarchical understanding of spiritual authority.

If they think you are on a lower tier of spiritual authority to them, they will feel threatened if God is working in your life, because, in their mind, it would be unthinkable that you come to be above them in the hierarchy.

Of course, there is no hierarchy.

That is carnal thinking.

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Complain about someone…

…don’t see any change.

Pray for them…

…see change.

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Every Christian who waits on the Lord is revived in their spirit.

(See Isaiah 40:31)

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1 Peter 5:6-7
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”

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Cast your concern upon the LORD, and He will take care of it.

Whatever is worrying you, trust Him to take care of it.

And He will.

What a friend! What a Father!

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The most interesting and fascinating subject of all is God.

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Christian fellowship is special because Christ is there.

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Does Jesus have to compete with the world for our attention?

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The brain tends to work better if it’s used, and so does the heart.

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Atmospheric music is nice to listen to, but what “is” the “atmosphere”, actually?

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Jesus Christ doesn’t want us to be religious with Him, He wants us to be real with Him.

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The Holy Spirit can bring clarity on perhaps every facet of life we need clarity on.

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The parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13)

David Wilkerson once said that these were perhaps the scariest verses in the Bible, because the five foolish virgins are obviously professing, church-going Christians who are looking forward to the Lord’s return, and yet they try to enter the Kingdom, but are shut out forever.

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If your civilization goes back 4000 years, you’re not an occupier.

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Anyone can feel lonely at times, but the person with Christ in them knows they have no valid reason to feel alone, because if He is in them and with them they’re not alone.

You might FEEL alone, but you’re not.

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If someone passionately shouts out their claims, many will think it is true simply on that basis, and not by examining the claims. So the main thing is to be a good actor, and people will believe you.

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The medicinal and nutritional properties in plant life were engineered with precision to sustain life and treat nearly every medical condition, and this was done before there was any life to sustain, or any sickness to cure.

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The Holy Spirit is given us to help us do what would be impossible to do without Him.

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Read today:

“To stay away from Christianity because part of the Bible offends you assumes if there is a God he wouldn’t have any views that upset you.”

Today’s Tweets

January 3, 2023

If the Spirit of Christ is in you, which aspect of your life won’t He touch and bless?

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If our enemy is lied about or misrepresented, and we don’t stand up for him, it’s because we lack Christian character.

Lack of character is the big problem today.

Many don’t even understand the concept.

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Three days in. Time is flying. The Christmas spirit will wear off by February.

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We’re utterly blessed when the Kingdom of God is manifest in our marriage and family.

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For Christians, if perchance we don’t achieve all our dreams or goals, or get all that we might want in this short life, it’s okay, because we’ve got forever.

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House church is as real as its friendships are real.

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Online amusement has robbed the youth of their youth, and therefore their future.

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Everything derives its true meaning from God.

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Are we at His service?

When He calls, do we answer?

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Just as our online browsing history is permanently recorded, so does God record everything we think, say or do.

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Good wishes are fine so long as solid prayers are behind them.

Otherwise, they’re nothing but wishful thinking.

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Massive technological advancement, while at the same time massive moral and spiritual decline.

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With Christ – SAVED

Without Christ – LOST

This is what Jesus taught.

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If the HOLY Spirit of God lives in you then you are ALREADY BLESSED. How could you be more blessed than that? Why would you need some dude on the internet, who doesn’t even know you, to pronounce his blessing on you?

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It was only to sin once which caused Adam to be cut off from God and lose everything. Just one sin, one time, did it. Similarly, even “good” people are cut off from God by their sin and need a Savior and Redeemer.

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A mature Christian can gladly bear with the foibles or fleshly weaknesses of others. They can even get on with the eccentric or simple minded. But an immature Christian finds it haxrd to be friends with difficult people because they’re not yet mature and grounded in the love of Christ.

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Where there’s compromise with ethics there will be compromise with the truth.

You can’t expect a commercial ministry to have a firm grasp of the truth because they’ve already abandoned it to pursue their commercial religious enterprise.

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7.9 billion souls riding with you on this tiny rock hurtling through space.

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Beyond the illusions of life in this world, Jesus is calling you to come to Him.

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Jesus said, I have come that they might have LIFE, and have it more abundantly.

We don’t need a new religion.

We need a new life.

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If we pray ‘God’s will be done’ won’t it be fantastic if He answers and does His will?

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God is a good provider.

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May the LORD periodically remind us why we’re here.

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We didn’t have any resources so we started drawing on God’s resources, and that’s how we lived.

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The sins of others sometimes evoke in us an attitude of despising, however we would need to first despise ourselves, because we’ve probably done the same thing.

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The Left doesn’t want you to moralize, unless you want to moralize about Trump.

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Hope is what optimism wants to be when it grows up.

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Miracles don’t defy science, they just show that science doesn’t have all the answers.

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It would be a low view of marriage if a person believed marriage was created solely for man’s benefit, because then they might judge they’re no longer getting any benefit for themselves out of it and leave their spouse.

There are valid reasons for divorce, however probably 90% of divorces are over invalid reasons, and simply due to narcissism, selfishness or an unwillingness to forgive.

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Love is a big subject, but ultimately it’s defined in the Cross of Jesus Christ. Here is love. Here is what God is like.

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All who have walked with Jesus have found Him faithful and true.

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Look up to Heaven and say, Father, I want all the faith that’s available!

Wouldn’t you like more faith?

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How could you have the Holy Spirit of God in you and not think about God?

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If Jesus Christ did not rise from the dead, then believe any religion, it won’t matter.

But if you know He did rise again, believe only Him.

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The Passover meal was to be eaten by families in their homes. Similarly, the LORD’S meal was to be eaten in homes, and not in temples.

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Receive another believer as if you were receiving Christ Himself.

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Grace from beginning to end.

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“Scientists have discovered that just about everything about the basic structure of the universe is balanced on a razor’s edge for life to exist. The coincidences are far too fantastic to attribute this to mere chance or to claim that it needs no explanation. The dials are set too precisely to have been a random accident.”

  • Robin Collins

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Prayer actually connects us with people in a way that no other way can because it connects us together in God.

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A major societal trend of the last 2 years is a concerted effort to get the masses to blindly trust the government, and this has been fairly successful.

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Most of the major problems each society faces have no solution apart from each individual being transformed by Jesus Christ.

Alleviation policies are there, but no solutions, because the problem is with human nature.

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For a Christian to knowingly and purposely sin is to be a hypocrite.

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In revival times our social life gets sanctified and transformed into fellowship life.

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May your church be a little “reality zone” within a world of unreality.

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A disciple of Jesus does what He says.

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When we quote one verse of scripture we’re aware that the Bible has much more to say on that subject than just that one verse.

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A Christian is either walking in the Spirit or grieving the Spirit.

If neither of these, they’re not a Christian.

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As God has made each person physically unique, so is everyone who is born again made spiritually unique in Christ. He doesn’t make clones.

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All the world is guilty before God, for all have broken His laws.

When someone breaks the law, they’re guilty of breaking the law whether they feel guilty or not. What they feel is irrelevant to the fact of them being guilty.

If offenders of God’s law feel their guilt and then run to the Savior, Jesus Christ, His once and for all sacrifice on the cross deletes their guilt absolutely.

But if offenders don’t feel and acknowledge their guilt then they don’t run to the Savior, and their guilt remains, and they suffer eternal judgment for it.

Or worse still, they feel their guilt, but they, in vain, try to atone for it themselves and redeem themselves through good deeds or religious rituals, and still their guilt remains, and suffer eternal judgment.

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Despite the condition of the “church”, each individual has no excuse for not being filled with the Holy Spirit, with the subsequent outcome of that.

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If we give false comfort to the lost, what does that make us?

False teachers.

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We can’t attribute meaning to something if it doesn’t already have meaning in relation to God. If it doesn’t mean anything in relation to God, why should it mean anything to us? We want His reality, not an artificial reality.

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If you live in a developed country you are living off all the hard work and ingenuity invested by those who came before you.

Today’s Tweets

December 24, 2022

When Jesus of Nazareth came along, people saw Him open blind eyes, make cripples walk, and even raise dead people back to life. Then they saw Him die, be buried, and three days later come back to life.

Now, whatever their understanding or beliefs concerning life, death, or God were, the fact of these miracles they witnessed confronted them.

This was not within the realm of philosophy or religion.

They were undeniably confronted with God.

And nothing has changed.

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No amount of religious observances or rituals can make us Christians.

Only Christ in us makes us His.

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Jesus’ physical body is seated at the right hand of the Father in glory.

His Spirit is here, indwelling His people.

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Human life literally hangs by a thread.

How fragile we are.

Edwards said that those outside of Christ literally dangle over Hell by a slim thread, and it is the sheer mercy of God the thread hasn’t snapped under the weight of their sin and they drop into Hell.

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Refusal to pray for someone can sometimes be a refusal to extend mercy.

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One way to test whether a conspiracy theory is true is to look at the odds or probability that so many people could secretly conspire together to keep a great secret and not break ranks and spill the beans.

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It’s futile to seek happiness independent of God.

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If you see a dead body, what you’re seeing is someone’s shell. They are no longer in that shell. They are somewhere else.

The inner person is a spirit.

For us who are born again, our spirit lives solely by the Holy Spirit in us. We have no life independent of God.

Christ is now our LIFE.

If we didn’t have Him in us we would be spiritually dead.

And this was our former state: we had a spirit living within this physical shell, but our spirit was dead in sin.

Christ made our spirit come alive by His very presence in us, and recreated us into a new creature, a new person, in His image.

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Christian, would you consider yourself to be a servant?

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Psalm 23:4

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are WITH me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

…You are WITH me.

….You are WITH me.

….You are WITH me.

So I will fear no evil.

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Abiding in Christ bears the fruit of that abiding, Jesus taught in John 15.

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Read today:

“For Christians, the greatest happiness in this life is knowing that the greatest happiness is not in this life.”

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Dependence on God manifests in near constant prayer and thanksgiving.

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The greatest intelligence is God, Himself.

All other forms of intelligence originate from Him.

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In the world, truth is a perspective which takes shape according to personal interest. It’s subjective.

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Saw a video of some Christians being beaten with pieces of wood for their faith, and they just stood there and took it with dignity. No one could rob their dignity.

It should convict their attackers and the spectators that these people have something they don’t have.

(I can’t mention where it took place)

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King David’s songs still good after 3000 years. Love singing them.

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Aren’t we lucky we evolved the ability to reproduce, otherwise we would have been goners!

Eventually we had to evolve a functioning reproductive system, otherwise what would have happened to the human race?!

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Titus 2:14
“…who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.”

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We are His own special people.

He is purifying us for Himself.

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As Christians, we choose our own discipline. If we drift away from fellowship with God, that emptiness caused by our lack of fellowship with Him is our discipline.

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Read today:

“The happier you are within, the less material goods you need to buy.”

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All the famous people will soon be dead, gone and forgotten.

Only in Christ does life have eternal meaning.

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When you see a person do you see a living soul? Or something else?

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For every thing which God does for us He’s worthy of being thanked for it.

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Societal trends are driven by copycat behavior, which, in turn, is driven by spiritual influence. The starting point is a deep feeling of inadequacy or discontentment.

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If people are wonderful, their Creator is much more so.

If people are kind, their Creator, who bestowed them with this ability, is much kinder.

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In the Lord’s Table (which is the culmination and fulfillment of the Old Covenant feasts) the simple act of eating a meal and filling our stomachs is elevated to something holy in the sight of God. We can learn something from this, that true holiness is manifested in how we live in this physical world before God: the marriage of the spiritual and the physical.

God knows what it’s like to be one of us because He became one of us.

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Who wants to have a “Woke Totalitarian Social Credit System”?

Persecution in India

December 23, 2022

Today’s Tweets

December 18, 2022

The Almighty can never be enlisted by man for his own purpose.

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In Christ, God not only forgives us, but establishes us before Him as if we’ve never sinned.

Jude 1:24
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy”

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

Unpack this, and believe Him, and praise Him forever.

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When we know the beauty of our Creator, then we can appreciate the beauty of His creation much more.

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Babylon can’t be the world system because the world destroys it, then mourns its passing. Rev. 17 & 18.

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John 8:44b
“…there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

In this chapter Jesus compares truth with lies. He teaches that the devil replaces the truth with lies in the hearts and minds of men. These lies are created to substitute for the truth.

The devil speaks a lie from his own resources, in other words, he thinks he has the authority to be the arbiter of truth, as if he were God. We see this in the Garden of Eden when he assured Eve that she would not die, contrary to the truth she heard from God.

If God says something, it is true because God said it.

So, the devil wants to get in on this too, and thinks that if he creates a lie, that people should unquestioningly accept that lie as the truth.

Of course, how this works out in real life is that the devil gets people to believe just like he does, that they are the arbiters of truth, and therefore, that they are intrinsically spiritual authorities, so, whatever they say, it must be the truth, because they are the source of truth, yet they’re seemingly oblivious to the fact that the devil is the author of their lie, and their true father.

They are self-referring. They believe something to be true because they want it to be true. So, truth becomes what they want to be true.

Therefore, they speak from their own resources. In other words, they are lying, but have convinced themselves that their lie is the truth.

Keep in mind the subject is about truth IN RELATION TO GOD. Not truth in general.

So spiritual truth is a question of authority.

And regarding the devil creating a lie from his own resources, it could possibly imply he creates a lie and then, out of pride, believes the lie he has created. His pride could be so great that he can’t help but deceive himself.

And then this same equation works out in his stooges.

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There might be others who care about your soul more than you do.

Of course, you never asked them to care, but still they do.

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If we were to be in control of our appetites, by the Spirit’s help, it wouldn’t necessarily mean we are legalistic or ascetic. It might just mean that we have a purpose for being in control of our appetites. By the Spirit, we can be in control if we want to.

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Why should God do anything for you?

Please think of the true response to such a question.

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Principled, or expedient?

Expedient:

“(of an action) convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral.
“either side could break the agreement if it were expedient to do so”

A Christian acts out of principle and not out of any other motive.

Of course, love is the guiding principle.

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While the manner in which a spiritual message is conveyed is important, the most important thing is whether it’s true.

Whereas, today, the manner or style is more important than whether it’s true.

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Every kingdom over history had a beginning and an end. The current kingdoms are no different.

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In the Bible, “death” simply means to be alienated from God.

In this context Jesus says to believe on Him and LIVE.

From death to life. No longer alienated from God.

When people physically die, nothing changes with them spiritually. They will exist forever in whatever spiritual state they died, either forever in union with God, or forever alienated from God.

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The New Testament account of the Christian faith is unique to all other faiths, and even quite apart in practice to historical Christianity, itself. There were no temples, no religious buildings or edifices, no statues or icons, no priests, no rituals, no bells, no smells, no robes, no holy days, no holy ground, no holy water, no superstitions, no list of church rules, no liturgy, etc etc.

Then, what was it about? If it didn’t have anything which normally constitutes a religion, what was it? What mighty power propelled a movement forward which had no religious forms to bind it together?

It was the transformative power of the Gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit. It was a people transformed by the Spirit of God.

The transformative power of the Gospel is why I’m talking to you right now.

The Christian faith is a community of people who share the one fact that Jesus has saved them, and they’ve been born again.

And in every nation there are some Christians who live out their faith together free of the baggage which arrived centuries after the church was born.

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Existential thought

Who or what are you?

Are you just an animated piece of meat, a bunch of cells, which came from nothing and will return to nothing?

Are you just a physical lump of tissue?

You might answer, ‘I am a human being!’

Okay, what exactly is a human being?

Or you might say, ‘I am me!’

Okay, what is ‘me’?

What I’m driving at is, we can only know who or what we are in relation to our Creator.

Has your Creator said anything about who or what you are?

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Luke 12:15
“And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” “


If one’s life does not consist of possessions, then what does one’s life consist of?

We could also surmise that if one’s life does not consist of possessions, then it also does not consist of achievements, or honors this world bestows, or anything this world has to offer.

What is your life?

What does it mean?

1 John 5:12
“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

What did Jesus’ life consist of?

John 4:34
“Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.”

And….

John 10:10b
” I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

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Ultimately, a Christian’s identity is in Christ alone. Other things, which might appear to be their identity, are not their true, eternal identity.

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We’re saved if we have the Savior.

Because we can’t save ourselves.

If you’re outside of Christ then you have no Savior or Redeemer and thus are under God’s wrath and righteous judgment. You’re in terrible danger.

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Use your spare moments to talk with Him.

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We should remember that the Holy Spirit in us knows everything.

What a Helper!

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One effect the presence of elders in a church gathering should have is to help people think a bit deeper than they otherwise would in a traditional church setting.

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Spiritually, things which are left undone will come back to bite us, one day.

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John 3:1-3
“There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” “

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Nicodemus was, no doubt, a good man by society’s standards. And he was a religiously devout man, believing that God exists, and even a man well read in the scriptures.

And yet Jesus tells him he needs to be born again.

Whatever goodness he possesses, or kind deeds he does, or whatever religious beliefs or observances he practices, these do not and cannot make him born again.

And unless he is born again he won’t see or enter the eternal Kingdom of God.

Have you been born again?

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Now, as God designed everything that exists, then, to think about food, He designed all the flavors (cooked or uncooked) so, to design a flavor would mean He knows what things taste like because He created the taste – and flavors which He knew we would like would be flavors or tastes that He, Himself, liked first. Not saying He had a taste test first, but showing how much amazing complex intelligence went into such things.

The God is in the details.

Many people wouldn’t contemplate that everything that exists was designed.

For example, even emotions, feelings, sensations, and the whole sphere of experience.

Anything you’ve experienced only exists because God designed and created it.

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The early church didn’t have to face the issue of some people feeling lonely or forgotten at Christmas because there wasn’t any Christmas.

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Who told people it’s not cool to follow Jesus?

Who decides what is cool?

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Just think how much patience and understanding the Son of God had with the people He interacted with?

Hebrews 12:3
“For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.”

Being patient with people will undoubtedly bear much more fruit than being impatient with them.

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At any given point where a person won’t accept what they read in Scripture, that is the gateway to deception and delusion.

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If we want people to pray for us, it’s reasonable that we also pray for them.

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Ones attitude toward God’s word is exactly one’s attitude towards Him.

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The ways the Holy Spirit works can be deemed mysterious, because God moves in mysterious ways. Mysterious ways means in ways we don’t fully understand or comprehend. For example, He has been given to those who obey God as the Helper, to help us do what we couldn’t do on our own or by our own resources. As far as our witness of the Gospel goes, He is there to help us communicate it and guide our words, bringing His words to our remembrance. So, there is always this tension between these two dynamics: that which is by the Spirit, and that which is solely from our mind, independent of the Spirit. That which is by the Spirit is never solely by the Spirit, but we can also speak entirely independently of the Spirit, which is all of us and none of Him.

And the Spirit won’t force us to speak.

So, if we are silent concerning the Gospel, is this due to Him or due to us?

Silence on our part can be cured through prayer. Be in a spirit of prayer at all times, and this heightens our sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, and, therefore, if He has something to say to someone through us, we won’t miss it, and also, through prayer, God will move on people’s hearts and sovereignly initiate conversations towards the Gospel or God’s word.

We need to be a vessel fit for the Master’s use:

2 Timothy 2:21
“Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.”

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God cannot be our joy if the world is the source of our joy.

And yet we can enjoy stuff even if it’s not the source of our joy.

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This present, fallen world cannot be united in righteousness, only united in evil.

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He knows those who depend on Him, and He won’t let them down.

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If there’s food in Heaven it won’t be eaten because anyone’s hungry or needs it, it would be eaten for other reasons, like simply for joy and to glorify God. And if it’s there you can bet it’s the best food and wine you’ve ever tasted.

One thing we know, eternity won’t be boring.

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Grace is never an alternative for repentance – it’s not an option for those who don’t want to repent.

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If anything perpetually moves in a certain direction, no matter how gradually it moves, it eventually reaches where it’s heading to. The direction it’s moving in has a destination. Now, apply that to the degeneration of a an individual, society or nation. The world is not getting better. People are not getting better, they’re getting worse, because they’re heading in the wrong direction, which is away from God. Only the Lord knows how far they will descend into evil before God says, Enough!.

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Usually people’s objections to the Bible are really their conscience being disturbed by it.

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Ceasing from sin doesn’t earn our justification, as Christ earned that for us, but it does mean we’re no longer earning the wages of sin, which is death. Abiding in Him is not a meritorious work, but simply the outcome of grace through faith. If we continue willfully in sin then we’re not abiding in Him, and therefore, if we thought we could live this way and still be justified by grace then we’d be deceived.

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The Bible says God destroyed cities and nations in times past for doing things which are considered quite normal today.

We’ve been sold a bill of goods.
We’ve been brainwashed by institutions of society, government and religion which are blind leaders of the blind.

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Acts 5:32
“And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.”

So, it’s most likely that where there is not obedience there is not the Holy Spirit.

Today’s Tweets

December 7, 2022

Churches should be as close to real life as possible, to equip people for real life.

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Even if we’re non-conformists by nature, we still need to conform to Christ by conforming with His truth. We need to bend. The proud person will not bend.

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If the LORD Jesus is the greatest joy of our life then we are connected to the true source of joy.

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Life in Christ’s eternal Kingdom is something like this life, only much better. It would be a supreme tragedy if you missed out.

It’s life as God had always intended it to be.

The life we have lived has been corrupted by sin, by our sin and the sin of others.

It’s barely a life compared to how life is lived up there.

There’s some differences, like you don’t get married there.

Also there’s no temple there in the Holy City, implying the practice of religious rituals has ceased.

No police either.

No rent to pay. You get a free house.

Never sin, never get sick, never die.

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The moment we are born again we discover that the Jesus of history happens to still be very much alive.

“You must be born again!”, Jesus said.

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If a pregnant woman is punched in the stomach and the baby dies, that’s legally and rightfully defined as the murder of the child.

But if a doctor rips that same baby apart then it’s supposedly not murder.

See what we’re dealing with?

A society which believes evil is good, and good is evil.

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There wouldn’t be much of a problem in observing man-made traditions if we made it very clear they are indeed man-made and not given by God. If churches announced that every man-made tradition is exactly that, and not instituted by God, then perhaps people would start asking why they bother with things God never instituted?

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Philippians 3:18-19
“For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things.”

Or… “…they think only about this life here on earth.”

We have to think about this life here on earth.

But enemies of the Cross think about their life here on earth to the exclusion of thinking about God and His truth.

We first need to worship God and seek first His Kingdom and righteousness, and then He will guide how we should think about our life here on earth.

Enemies of the Cross don’t necessarily reject the Bible, prayer or church attendance, but they only see these things in terms of them getting the things they want in life, as a means to a worldly end, because they have “set their mind on earthly things”.

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The “Christian” who lusts after gold will, ironically, never walk the streets of gold.

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It’s a false assumption to assume someone doesn’t have love simply because you don’t like what they’re saying. It would then be that the only loving people are those who tell you what you want to hear. Maybe it’s come to that?

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1 John 5:21
“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”


In other words, don’t become an idol worshipper.

An idol is not God.

To serve or worship something which is not God is idolatry.

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Jesus said: “Because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold”.

Seems to imply that the love of many believers becomes cold because they are affected by the lawlessness they see around them. It doesn’t seem to imply the believers become directly lawless, but, rather, their love becomes cold, and this opens them up to the possibility of becoming lawless by making them weak and vulnerable.

The church in Ephesus (Rev. 2) left its first love, and yet was not lawless.

Had they not repented of losing their first love it would have led to lawlessness.

So, somehow, believers choose to see stuff they shouldn’t and their love becomes cold.

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Colossians 1:10
“…that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God…”

This means every thought, word, attitude and deed should be worthy of Him.

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You never see the “fact checkers” fact checking Joe Biden.

And the reason for this shows it’s not about fact checking at all.

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It’s funny how some groups or individuals are never censored for their hatespeech, while others are falsely accused of it?

Maybe Big Tech should drop the idea of being the moral police?

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Rigging the news is like a back door way of rigging elections.

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A brother who is against Christians voting writes: “The vote is an instrument used in making the people acquiesce in everything done legally by their elected officials.”

If this logic be true, then when you obey the laws of a government you would be acquiesing to everything done by that government. And this is obviously not true.

Then, to be sure you are not acquiesing to the government, you would have to willfully disobey every law of that government so that you can be clear in your conscience that you’ve not shown your approval or signaled any acknowledgement of the validity of that government.

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Interpretations of the end times or Christ’s return should not affect the urgency of the Gospel message, because of the simple fact that today could be the last day and the last chance for those you’re preaching to.

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The wisdom of God often comes to us as His provided solution to a problem or dilemma we face.

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When Saul was arresting Christians, little did they know that this angry little man would soon be their Apostle.

God works in mysterious ways.

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Kanye suspended from Twitter for essentially saying what one of the world’s greatest religions has always been saying?

It shows the kind of “diplomatic immunity” that religion enjoys.

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Just an observation, that in many parts of the world, when people refer to their “culture” they are referring to how they lived in times past, but their present culture is one which has been assimilated into American culture. Not a judgment, just an observation.

And freedom means you are free to do this if you want.

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For most of human history, of an evening, people would usually sit around the fire and talk, or read, or pray, or sing, or suchlike.

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Dysfunctional people…
Dysfunctional families…
Dystopian society.

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Psalm 37:23
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.”

Absolutely fantastic!

A person is daily taking steps in life and God is daily taking delight in watching them, and it is He who is ordering each step: which is, to guide, bless and establish each step of life.

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A servant of the devil will naturally hate a servant of God.

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One of the most fantastic truths is we can look up to Heaven and speak to God and He hears and listens, and we can do this anytime, anyplace.

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God meets us where we are, but He doesn’t leave us there.

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The FBI knows Maxwell was trafficking children but they don’t know to whom she was trafficking them.

Imagine that! You’ll need a good imagination.

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Matthew 6:33
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”


So, seeking the Kingdom is not something we do when we get round to it, it’s what we do first.

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As Christians, if we’re ever truly or validly corrected by a fellow believer, it’s not them correcting us, it’s the word of God correcting us.

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For any given subject, we should try and take into account all that the Bible says about that subject.

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A disciple is like his Master.

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I can sympathize with someone who rejects “church” or “Christianity” due to a faulty perception caused by misrepresentations of such, because it doesn’t mean they have consciously rejected Christ, it could mean they have rejected caricatures of Him.

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Don’t seek after joy or happiness, seek the LORD and His righteousness and you’ll have genuine joy in Him.

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The approval of the herd or mob?

Or the approval of God?

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What if people in the world work harder at making money than Christians do for the Kingdom of God?

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The first disciples had scientific evidence of the existence of God, because they saw with their own eyes Jesus give sight to the blind, make the paralyzed walk, raise the dead, make the deaf hear, cast out demons, walk on water, feed 5000, and rise from the dead.

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There are many practical difficulties we face, and each one is supposed to be a point of prayer.

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The death or denial of self has to preeminently mean the death or denial of pride.

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Are our responses to the word of God honest responses, or are they evasive responses, or defensive responses, or something else?

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Read today:

“Jesus didn’t say, Go into all the worid and tell them they’re okay.”

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The film “Fail Safe” (1964) is a fictional account of a nuclear standoff between America and Russia. It depicts how much responsibility falls directly on the President, as Commander in Chief, as the one who must make instant critical decisions in the event of a nuclear incident or showdown. It shows the terrible pressure a President could come under to safely handle such an event and steer the world away from nuclear Armageddon. Americans should choose a man who could handle the pressure of such an incident. Her enemies see a cognitively challenged, often incoherent man shouldering this immense responsibility, and perhaps they see it as an opportunity?

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On Judgment Day everyone’s actual or secret life is revealed.

Embarrassing, or what?

Flee to Christ and He will save you the embarrassment, and, far more, in that you can be like Him.

See: 1 John 3:2-3

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It’s a great place to be when the Holy Spirit instantly settles questions or matters in your heart or mind concerning the daily details of living and your decisions, giving you peace as you go along.

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A big mistake of modern society is the belief that using profanity or blaspheming makes one sound clever.

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Now, your stats on Twitter should be the actual figures and not figures manipulated by stooges of the Democrats.

Today’s Tweets

November 20, 2022

Spend as much time alone with God as you deem Him worthy of.

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If God did not exist, life would be futile and meaningless, and it would not exist in the first place.

If God did not exist, you would look back on all your memories of the life you’ve lived and realize it was all for nothing, for soon you will die and cease to exist, and everyone else as well, so it would be as if you never existed, because all your memories would no longer exist, they would have died with you.

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The beauty of creation is really His beauty.

And how would you know something is beautiful unless He gave you the ability to know it?

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Hyper spirituality leads to false spirituality.

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I’ve known nominal Christians who’ve mistakenly equated trusting their church denomination with trusting God. They think they both mean the same thing, so if you trust your “church” then you are trusting God.

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Ephesians 4:14a “…that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine…”
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Waiting for the next wind of doctrine to blow in from YouTube and fill your sails and carry you further away from knowing Jesus in reality?

A substitute for Him, and something to waste your life pursuing?

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Commented

The early church pattern was in a way that people were confronted with reality, because it was relational.

Today, people don’t want a relational church, but rather a way to avoid reality and still feel blessed.

Like your friend the “Apostle”. If he visited a Biblical church they would ask him on what basis he has made himself to be an Apostle? He wouldn’t like that church. He would only like a church which confirms him in the unreality which he has chosen.

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How we feel about our enemies is a good indicator of how well we know Jesus Christ.

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The righteousness of Christ is imputed to the repentant believer.

This means his guilt has been washed away and he’s empowered to live righteously, abiding in Christ.

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Right or wrong is always a question of what is truth, and what is a lie.

Whatever is right is the truth, and whatever is wrong is a lie.

To do what’s wrong is to believe and propagate a lie.

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Are you having fun?

Well, I’m having joy, so I guess I’m not missing out on any fun.

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Mercy rejected means you miss out on mercy and get justice.

You want mercy.

You don’t want justice.

Jesus fulfilled the justice so we can receive forgiveness without God violating His law.

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Commented

In a democracy, if enough people decide something is morally right then it becomes morally right. This is a weakness of democracy.

As to rights, churches also have a right not to perform gay marriages if it goes against their beliefs.

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An amount of time is allocated to every person.

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If the HOLY Spirit is in a person He will communicate with them moment by moment.

Christ is our life.

Everything concerning our being is His business.

If the Spirit of God indwells a person then nothing concerning their life can be compartmentalized away from Him – every aspect of their being has to do with Him, and they should be aware of His approval of every word, thought, attitude and action, or His disapproval.

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Novak fnally allowed into Australia, because it turns out that un __ ed people were never a danger to anyone, and the public were brainwashed into believing they were.

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Help him/her, LORD, to have a conscience.

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Humans know something about love, and even animals know, but we can’t fully grasp what it is, because God is love, and we can’t fully grasp who He is.

BTW, the love of God is totally compatible with the wrath of God. This highlights how limited our true understanding of love is.

From our perspective, God created love, but from His perspective, He is love, so it wasn’t created at all, it’s who He is.

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If you’ve got a conscience, that’s all the proof you need that God exists.

Everyone’s conscience witnesses there is a God.

And if there is no God, how do you explain what a conscience is?

How does right or wrong exist without God?

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It has been said the “prosperity gospel”, in relation to God, is like marrying someone for their money.

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A Christian should never think anything about themselves independent of the LORD. Who are we, as individuals, when we constantly need Him and can do nothing without His help? Without Him we are helpless. What do we amount to, personally, if, without Him, we amount to nothing? We have nothing of ourselves to glory in, only Him.

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The Bible teaches conformity to Christ, as opposed to conformity to the world (see Rom. 8:29, 12:2).

If we are conformed to the world, who are we conformed to?

You guessed it.

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Read today:

“Paul sees all kinds of sins in himself and all kinds of accomplishments too, but he refuses to connect either with his ultimate identity.”

This nearly hits the mark, but not quite.

“Sins in himself”?

When Paul said, “In my flesh dwells no good thing” and that he denied his flesh, he was not admitting he was committing “all kinds of sin”, for if that had been the case he would have been a hypocrite. As far as Paul’s past goes he admitted he was a criminal. As for his present, he said, “I have lived with all good conscience before God until this day” (Acts 23:1).

It’s true that Paul’s identity was in Christ alone and not in what he had done or not done. He was a child or son of God who also just happened to be an Apostle.

Liberals love to imply that Paul was living in sin because they think it kind of justifies their sinful lifestyles.

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Christians love their country, and yet their citizenship is in Heaven.

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A Christian can never say they weren’t supplied enough grace to face their circumstances.

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If we struggle with prayer there’s no shame in that – it’s only shame if we give up the struggle and cease to pray.

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“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)

Which will you choose to experience, His goodness or severity? Everyone will experience either.

We shouldn’t let one attribute obscure the other.

God is love, and He also is Holy.

Oftentimes the goodness of God is redefined and perverted to mean God will cater to your lusts.

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If God is whoever you imagine him to be then all you have is an imaginary god.

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Democracy is better than the alternatives, and yet it’s also the vehicle through which a society can choose its own destruction.

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“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16)

So, the fool wastes the time God has given him. Implied here that if he wastes his time he gravitates toward evil.

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Your spiritual life is your life.

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You want to be happy now, but God wants you to be happy through all eternity, and this is His promise in Jesus Christ.

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Honor should be reserved for those who deserve it, and not for those who seek it.

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It’s good to understand the last days, and even better to understand that today could be your last day and to be ready to stand before Jesus Christ.

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Ultimately, everything gets settled in a higher court.

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With church (assembly) there should always be this sense of what the Head of the Church desires for His church.

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The Bible really only has one subject…

Him.

The message is about Him, not us.

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A sad part about traditional Christianity is that multitudes think that the traditions they cling to were instituted by God.

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The more we comprehend the greatness of God, the less impressed we are with great people.

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Paul faced discouragement at times, but he snapped out of it. And to be fair, the things he faced were much tougher than what we face, so, therefore, he had perhaps more grounds for discouragement than we.

The cure for discouragement is to accept with joy the fact that you have been called to be a
bond-servant of Jesus Christ, so unless you are discouraged with Him, then what grounds do you have for discouragement? He will never let you down, so there’s no grounds for discouragement with Him. But if others let you down there’s still no grounds for discouragement because you don’t serve them, they are not your master. Live unto the LORD alone, like Paul did, and discouragement will be temporary, not permanent.

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As the Holy Spirit is not materialistic, the materialistic Christian has not much clue about the Holy Spirit.

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We sometimes think we are hindered from having a ministry, then we remember that the Holy Spirit is not hindered.

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Christianity and the Gospel rests upon Jesus Christ, alone.

And so do you and I.

Today’s Tweets

November 2, 2022

What will you look like 100 years from now?

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Read today:

“If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.”

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“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.” (2 Corinthians 13:5)

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What are the ramifications for our lives if Jesus Christ lives in us?

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Looking at history ya think, What a bunch of savages!

Let’s see what the savages are planning next.

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“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.” (Proverbs 8:13)

If we don’t have the fear of the LORD then we don’t have the love of the LORD.

Unless we hate evil we don’t know the love of God.

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“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years” (Revelation 20:1-2)

The text tells us that just one angel is required to arrest the devil and take him into custody and keep him in jail, ceasing his worldwide power in just one simple operation.

Only one angel is needed for this great task because this one angel is an agent of God, sent by God to do this task, therefore he has all of God’s power behind him to effectively fulfill the task. It’s not about the strength of the angel, it’s a question of whose power and authority he is sent in.

The same goes with us if we are ambassadors or emissaries of Christ.

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When we pray for someone do we fully appreciate the value of their soul?

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God has some rules.

And we broke them.

Threw them back in His face.

His rules reflect His nature – who He is.

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“I am with you always” is enough for my soul to live upon no matter who forsakes me.

–Charles Spurgeon

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To redefine God’s word is to redefine God and therefore end up with a false god.

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How do you feel when people trust you? You feel good, because it’s an expression of love.

Then, how does Jesus feel when people trust and believe Him? How does the Father feel?

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“There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, Yet is not washed from its filthiness.”

Proverbs 30:12

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Over a 24 hr period, how much time would you talk to God?

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“For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.” (Hebrews 12:3)

Then we won’t become weary and discouraged in our souls.

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Matthew 22:37-39
Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

This should describe our life. Our life should be described as such: Here is a person who loves God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, and truly loves everyone.

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If you were the devil, what kind of religion would you invent to get people to worship you while they think they are worshipping God?

Probably one where people have no moral restraints but can still feel spiritual.

This is the final ace up his sleeve:

You can be spiritual and immoral at the same time.

How? By redefining God’s word.

The emerging world religion redefines Biblical love.

It is based on a perversion of what the love of God means.

“Love Wins” …. maybe some have heard of that?

Ultimately, the definition of “love” will be to conform to a universal faith and government.

Haters will be those who follow the Jesus of the Bible These will be deemed as threats to humanity.

We are seeing it emerge right now.

Anyone who questions the left wing narrative is “fact checked” then banned because they don’t conform to the “community standard”.

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If you know God cares for you then you know He cares for everyone.

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Man has a problem with God called sin.

Jesus removed that problem.

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When you read the philosophers of history it’s good to ask, Where are they now?

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No matter how much God works in a person’s life it doesn’t turn them into a “god” because all His works in us are works of His grace and totally unmerited, therefore He gets all the credit, not the person.

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Imagine trying to “escape” from God or deny His existence when He’s the One who gives you every breath?

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Money preachers and commercial prophets embody the dreams of those Christians who desire to be rich, who see in them a formula to “get” God to make them rich, not understanding that in doing so they’re becoming just as much a fraud as the preacher they follow.

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The Holy Spirit lives in us (who follow Christ) and He doesn’t need reviving, but we do, so, it’s going to be through Him we are revived.

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God so loved the world…

You’re in the world, right?

So, if God so loved the world, that would include you, right?

Check it out in John 3:16..

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“But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” (Luke 19:40)

Think of the application for our personal lives today.

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As the church (the people who have Christ living in them) goes through persecution then the vital things will take preeminence over the trivial.

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Eternity is the real deal.

Today’s Tweets

October 23, 2022

The whole point of church is to grow in Christ and become more like Him.

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If the HOLY Spirit is in you then you’re very interested in holiness.

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Billions of galaxies out there.

The Universe is big.

Even if there were only one galaxy in the universe it would be massive, but there’s billions of them.

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Saw today the “pillars of creation” images from the James Webb Space Telescope. Two things came to mind: The images are 6500 light years away, so they are images of what it looked like 6500 years ago. And they report to have proof of stars forming in these images. So, we have proof stars were forming as recently as 6500 years ago. Interesting from a Biblical perspective.

Young stars, young planets?

It’s interesting that we can see back in time, as it were, to around the time the Bible says creation happened.

If this pic proves there are young stars then there also must be young planets.

Let’s see a pic from 7000 light years away.

If I’m asked, ‘Do I believe in a young earth?’, I would answer that with a question, Did Jesus believe in a young earth?

What Jesus believed is reliable, for He is the incarnate Son of God, God in the flesh.

In John 10:35 He said, “the scripture cannot be broken”.

It’s recorded on numerous occasions that He held the Jewish scriptures up as the authoritative word of God.

He never edited the book of Genesis.

So, my point is, because of who Jesus Christ is, you’re on safe ground if you believe what He believed.

And you’re wrong if you don’t.

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There’s only Jesus, there’s nothing else, and if you have Him you have life.

‘He who has the Son has life’, the scripture says.

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Because man was made in the image of God he was made a spiritual creature, and, as such, he is made in such a way to believe and to function by belief, therefore, man either believes the truth or he believes a lie, he cannot believe nothing, unless he is a vegetable.

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As Jesus is the only person to ever cure physical blindness, He’s also the only person to ever cure spiritual blindness: giving sight to the blind, physically and spiritually.

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The Creator knows His own creation very well. He knows you and I very well. He gives life and breath to every creature.

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God is not silent.

He sent His Son into this world.

Hear Him.

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If you could experience everything this planet has to offer it would still be nothing compared to experiencing Heaven.

And to experience Heaven will be to come face to face with the risen Lord Jesus Christ.

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One day, when you stand before Jesus Christ to give an account of your life, will you be able to say, ‘I know Him!’ ?

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You could no easier escape God’s law than you could the law of gravity.

God’s law still applies to people regardless of what they believe.

The same as the law of gravity still applies regardless of whether you believe in it.

The law of gravity doesn’t discriminate.

Neither do God’s laws.


“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Cor. 69-11)

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“And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.” (Rev. 20:12)

Books. A biography on every person who ever lived. Flattering to think there’s a book being written about you? Maybe not.

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A commercial “prophet” always appeals to something in your flesh.

If I believe the commercial “prophets” on Twitter I come to the conclusion that I am the center of the Universe and God exists to serve me.

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Contrary to the left wing narrative, the beliefs of others, and their expression of those beliefs, can’t possibly harm you, it’s only their actions which could cause harm.

If someone preaches the earth is flat he is not harming me, is he? Even if he tries his best to convince me, he’s still not harmed me. Only the unbalanced would think someone else’s beliefs have traumatized them.

If any religion gets on its soapbox and insists it is the truth, it has not harmed me.

It’s a fundamental human right to believe what you want to believe and tell the world if you feel you need to.

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You can’t discuss politics without touching on moral issues, so, then, it’s going to be a difficult discussion when people have different concepts of morality.

How do you measure morality?

What will be your yardstick?

Morality becomes a very murky debate and tends toward hypocrisy when there’s no moral absolutes.

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“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.” (1 Peter 3:15)

This means someone who has real hope in them has such a tangible hope that it can sometimes be recognized by unbelievers.

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A divided heart is simply one which has some desires which agree with God’s desires and also some which do not.

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Because Jesus Christ is LIFE, His presence means life, and His absence means death.

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Read yesterday, “Everything we need to know about God can be seen in the Cross of Calvary”.

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There’s only one Man who lived a perfect life and is therefore a perfect Man.

Believe Him.

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With many of the people mentioned in the Bible, God had a purpose for their lives, and He fulfilled that purpose in them.

What about you?

Do our lives serve His purpose?

Our natural inclination is to serve our own purpose.

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In Heaven, no one loves themselves.

It’s kinda different.

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False equivalence: Many people have falsely predicted the date of Jesus’ return, therefore this is proof He is not returning soon.

No. It doesn’t prove a thing regarding His return.

Or is it a Strawman?

There’s a false equivalence when people say that the fact that the Old Covenant has been superceded by the New Covenant means God has finished with the Jewish people and has no plan to save the nation and bring them into the New Covenant..

…or to say that the present blindness of the Jews in seeking to restart the OT sacrificial system is a proof that the reformation of Israel has no prophetic significance…

False logic.

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“Why isn’t the opposite of ‘pro-life’ referred to as ‘pro-death’?”

—Jack Hibbs

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“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.” (Titus 2:11-14)

No theological jargon here, such as people get tied up with nowadays. We’re looking for Jesus to return, described as His “glorious appearing”. A secret return would not be a “glorious appearing”.

This is our blessed hope. All generations were expected, by God, to be looking for Jesus’ glorious appearing.

And those who died in Christ were not disappointed, for to be “absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”.

And if we should die before Jesus returns we’ll also not be disappointed, and will miss out on nothing.

For when Christ returns He is bringing all those who died in Christ with Him.

He “redeems us from every lawless deed”. He purifies us by washing us in His own blood.

And He gives us a holy zeal to do His good works, to express His goodness to others.

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“We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8)

Instant transportation. It’s as if you are standing on the street in London, then you close your eyes for a moment, and when you open your eyes you’re standing on the street in New York. One second before you were in London. Now you’re in New York.

Absent from the body, present with the Lord.

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Anything that’s not true is bad.

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“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” (John 8:44)

The devil was once an Archangel. He was the first liar, and kind of invented lying. He created a lie in his own mind and believed the lie he created. No one lied to him, he thought up the concept all by himself.

Imagine creating a lie and then believing it, knowing it’s a lie?

The devil knows he is lying, but his children don’t seem to know that their father has conned them.

The devil created lying, and therefore it’s in his DNA to lie, and to cause his children to believe a lie.

So, there is a dubious, dark, shadowy spiritual inheritance we have inherited from our father, the devil.

We need to exchange this father of liars for the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We need a new heart.

If we cannot accept what Jesus said then we don’t love the truth. His truth only hurts and offends those still clinging to a lie.

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Judgment Day – the ultimate fact checking by the ultimate Fact Checker.

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The indwelling Holy Spirit always rings true with the written word He inspired.

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Any thought concerning the true nature of God should excite us – make our spirit soar, longing to be with Him face to face

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It’s a mistake to seek to experience peace of mind or soul but not seek to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ and experience His peace.

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To a very thirsty man, just plain water is the sweetest drink on the planet.

Why?

Because it’s life.

Think about the spiritual equivalent.

What we’ve been doing the last few months

October 18, 2022

Today’s Tweets

October 11, 2022

It’s quite fitting that creatures worship their Creator.

If you’re fascinated with creatures, get fascinated even more with their Creator.

Bewildering to find a creature unwilling to worship their Creator.

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Kind people are beautiful.

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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.” Revelation 13:7-8)

This is about massive brainwashing on a global scale. And it’s already well underway.

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In the future world of Christ’s eternal Kingdom there will be no sin, it will no longer exist.

Isn’t that fantastic!

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Imagine having a public discussion on the topic of “sin”?!

Many get uppity just at the mention of the word.

But, then, they could examine themselves and find out why it makes them uppity.

It’s due to our sin nature that we are not comfortable talking about sin, especially our own.

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God doesn’t need our help.

And yet we must surrender.

Trust and obey and all will be well with your soul.

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Interesting subject: What does it mean to ignore God? What is transpiring? How does God feel about it?

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We know the word of God declares Jesus Christ is the truth personified, God in the flesh.

Jesus is the truth personified.

He said, all who are of the truth come to Him.

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Dem logic:

“We want an open border, because a wall is racist, but we don’t want these people in our cities”

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The grace of God can be likened to light, and its absence, to darkness.

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Yes, God has entirely done away with the Old Covenant by making a New Covenant with the house of Israel. This is the future destiny for the house of Israel, to come into the New Covenant. This is the divine purpose behind God’s promises to Israel, to bring them back into their own land. Jerusalem shall be trodden under the feet of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles is fulfilled. After the Gentiles have had their opportunity to come into Christ, then it is time for the Jewish people, lastly, to also come into Christ. The Jews will continue to be blinded to the Gospel until the full number of Gentiles comes into the Kingdom. So, they are returning to their land in a blind condition. God is leading them there even though they are blind. And in their blind condition they will seek to build a third Temple and perform animal sacrifices. But this won’t last very long because God will fulfill His promise to the nation to save them as a people. So, it’s folly to think that the present blindness of Israel means God has finished with them. It’s a false logic and a delusion.

See Romans 11.

So… there’s a false equivalence when people say that the fact the Old Covenant has been superceded by the New Covenant then that means God has finished with the Jewish people and has no plan to save the nation and bring them into the New Covenant..

…or to say that the present blindness of the Jews in seeking to restart the OT sacrificial system is a proof that the reformation of Israel has no prophetic significance…

False logic.

Luke 21:24 “And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”

The times of the Gentiles are rapidly coming to a conclusion, which we see in the level of apostasy and delusion in Christendom, though the times and seasons are under the Father’s authority.

The times of the Gentiles coming to a conclusion has to be chronologically linked to the imminent destruction of Babylon (America – phony commercial church – RCC).

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In times past there have been notable outpourings of the Holy Spirit, such as the Welsh Revival or the Isle of Lewis Revival, and at these times whole communities came under the influence of the Holy Spirit. These events highlight the Sovereignty of God in and over people’s lives. All of our prayers and our efforts to proclaim the Gospel must be from a faith which totally believes in the absolute Sovereignty of God and in expectation of His Sovereign will being performed.

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“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

What is transpiring when God is working all things for good in someone’s life?

It shows that God’s love covers their whole life and existence.

It shows God’s plan for their life is always under active pursuit and involvement by God.

It shows that God is never passive concerning performing His will and purpose for those who love Him.

And it shows He is not passive in working good in our lives, so that we always experience His goodness toward us, and, in turn, have His goodness worked into our nature.

It shows that our circumstances, however daunting, are not outside His purpose of working all things together for good.

Today’s Tweets

October 4, 2022

True Christians have an acute sense of justice, but they have to restrain themselves from being the executors of it.

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Self-glory will one day be shame, so better to drop that nonsense.

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The Holy Spirit produces much better fruit than we ever could.

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God is love.

So, if you want to experience what love really is, you’ll need to experience God.

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True Christians are really looking forward to Jesus’ return.

This world has passed its use by date.

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If we have not been seeking the LORD with all our heart, that’s something we need to repent of and ask His forgiveness.

Seeking His face goes way beyond duty or spiritual maintenance.

Yet, a sense of duty to God is a good thing, and essential.

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Nearly every commercial preacher today is humanistic and anthropocentic, not Christocentric.

It has to be that way, otherwise they won’t be a commercial success.

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If God didn’t give us this day our daily bread we would starve.

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There’s a difference between allegiance to a religion and allegiance to The King.

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Love is something most humans can relate to and want.

God didn’t create love.

God is love, the scriptures say.

But love is not God.

God is personal, not pantheistic.

God created all things, but those things aren’t God.

God loved a world which does not love Him, the scriptures say.

Today’s Tweets

October 3, 2022

“The righteous considers the cause of the poor, But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.”

(Proverbs 29:7)

The writer of the Proverbs frequently addressed the cause of the poor, and how God cares for them.

…And he was the richest man on earth, King Solomon.

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The person who has no time to think is really quite a vulnerable person.

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The Woke religion gives immoral people a false sense of feeling virtuous.

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Independent Fact Checkers have found that most of the last 2 years has been a scam.

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Truly independent fact checkers have found that the common assumption, that those who have a personal belief that climate change is not solely due to human activity (and therefore, as such, must be ecologically irresponsible people, and therefore, as such, must be a danger to society) to be a false assumption and an ideological or political expression of hate toward such people.

Ron DeSantis is a case in point.

Because he is a climate skeptic he is being blamed for Hurricane Ian.

However, where is the proof that Ron DeSantis is damaging the environment?

How is Ron DeSantis damaging the environment any more than anyone else?

He’s not.

So it’s beyond stupid to blame climate skeptics for hurricanes.

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A century ago nearly everyone was “far right”, according to the current pejorative use of that term. It seems that now anyone with moral values is politically “far right”.

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We never want to develop a detached, clinical attitude toward war. It should never be normalized.

People’s lives are precious, therefore war is a disgusting evil and an obscenity.

And yet it’s foolish to disarm for the sake of peace. It only encourages aggressors.

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Someone was talking about the “structure of corporate worship”, and I suggested they look at 1 Cor. 14.

Maybe not what they had in mind.

It will deconstruct their traditional ideas about what church should be.

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If people’s minds go blank when they read 1 Cor. 14 it’s because they are seeing what they don’t want to see, which challenges their preconceptions, and their preconceptions only see what they want to see, so they subconsciously block it out, perhaps as an unconscious self protection mechanism. And this could be true of any passage of scripture which challenges someone’s preconceptions.

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The collapse of the family precedes the collapse of society.

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“Spiritual delight in God arises chiefly from his beauty and perfection, not from the blessings he gives us.”

— Jonathan Edwards

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The Lord Jesus foretold the future. Some of what He said would happen happened in the first century, and some is taking place now, but the most serious things are yet to come: a time of trouble so great that unless God shortens it no one will survive. Be ready.

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Jesus said emphatically, ‘You must be born again!’.

You MUST be.

Why ‘MUST’?

Because the consequences of dying in an un-born-again state are too horrifying to contemplate.

God’s solution to sin, and to us as sinners, is to recreate us into holy people, into His own children.

He does this when we are born again, by faith in Jesus Christ resulting in true repentance of our sins.

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To miss out on God is to miss out big time.

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That many people erroneously believed Jesus was returning at a certain time, or even set dates, has no bearing upon when He will return.

It’s certainly a cautionary lesson against date setting.

And Peter said one of the signs of the Lord’s return is people will grow weary of the expectation, and mock the idea, and say, ‘Where is the promise of His coming?’ …that is, they become disillusioned and don’t believe He can return in their lifetime.

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There is something greater than life itself.

It’s Him.

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The ironic thing about pride is that we have nothing to be proud of if everything is by the grace of God.

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For all the people who will die this year, for them personally, it’s the same as if Jesus returned this year.

So the timing of the Lord’s return, though important, is not the most important thing.

The most important thing is we are ready to leave this earth and stand before Him today.

It’s good He told us what would happen before He comes so we can count the cost of following Him.

No one will be able to say they weren’t warned that terrible times are coming.

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The wisest person in the world is simply the one who believes and puts into practice what Jesus said.

See Matthew 7:24-27.

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“Let all that you do be done with love.”

1 Corinthians 16:14

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There is a direct correlation between prayers of faith and God moving in people’s lives. Pray in faith and you will see God working in people’s lives.

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As there is only one Jesus, there can only be one Gospel.

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The greatest absurdity man has come up with so far is the notion that everything accidentally made itself.

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It is very common for people’s understanding of scripture to be shaped by their fears or desires, and not by what it actually says.

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After a glorious letter, magnifying the glorious Son of God, the King of Glory, John ends it with this sober admonition:

“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.” (1 John 5:21)

Amazing, that after having experienced His love, glory and power we still need to be reminded to keep ourselves from idols, but we do.

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Facing reality, however scripture describes that reality, is paramount, and for the person of sound mind, harsh realities don’t change anything regarding their faith in God, or their belief in His power and love.

What we have oftentimes in such discussions as these are neurotic rebounding reactions.

For example, if someone reads the book of Revelation, then decides they need to hide away from society and not preach the Gospel, it simply means they are neurotic. It has no bearing on the reality of the facts which God has declared will take place.

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Facing reality, however scripture describes that reality, is paramount, and for the person of sound mind, harsh realities don’t change anything regarding their faith in God, or their belief in His power and love.

What we have oftentimes in such discussions as these are neurotic rebounding reactions.

For example, if someone reads the book of Revelation, then decides they need to hide away from society and not preach the Gospel, it simply means they are neurotic. It has no bearing on the reality of the facts which God has declared will take place.

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So glad He decided to make us.

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As a created being, perhaps the most important thing you can do is open your mouth and speak to your Creator.

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Forgiveness from Jesus Christ is FAR more than getting off the hook, it is the entrance into the amazing love of God and becoming His child and becoming like Him so that we can have fellowship and true friendship with Him.

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When God made human beings He had something more in mind than just 70 or 80 years. He had forever in mind.

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The high points of my day are when I turn aside and get alone for a moment and look up into Heaven and just worship my Father, and His Son, overwhelmed with awe at who He is.

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From a Biblical perspective it’s better to think of yourself as just another human being of Adam’s race, and not black or white or anything else, because that is what you are.

And if you have been joined to Christ by the new birth and are a new creature in Him, a member of His body, then even more reason to drop the distinctions.

It doesn’t mean you have to be ashamed of your natural or cultural heritage, it just means it no longer defines who you are.

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This is just my opinion, based on my understanding of 1 Cor. 14 and other passages:

If you desire to worship the LORD in song, do so, as much as your heart desires. Sing all night if you want to. You surely have enough time to. And you can sing while you drive, or go about your tasks (unless you want to spare the listeners).

However, when you come together as the assembly (church) get straight into prayer and the word of God.

A few songs would be fine, singing to one another in scriptural songs.

The early church did not have a “worship service”.

It was about building one another up in the LORD.

Might sound strange to you.

But test it with scripture.

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Spiritual means supernatural.

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Jesus said that the love of many would grow cold in the last days.

For example, how many people are there who care about your soul?

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If psychology is effective, why didn’t Jesus use it?

Someone might say, ‘Jesus didn’t know about psychology, but had He known He would have used it’.

No.

Even if Israel happened to be flooded with psychologists back then, He still wouldn’t have used psychology.

See, whatever Jesus did, it worked.

Let’s follow Him, understanding how He set the captives free.

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a. What is the Spirit of God doing in the world today?

b. What part, if any, do you have in the work the Spirit of God is doing in the world today?

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Kingdoms come, kingdoms go, but the word of the LORD remains forever.

The word of the LORD is the only true constant in this ever changing world.

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Those politicians who incentivized illegal immigration should open their doors to these poor people and have them camping in their yard.

They don’t want a wall at the border, but they want walls around their mansions.

They are using these poor people as political pawns.

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Said no one to Jesus,

“Jesus, you’re into religion, that’s your thing, but I’m just not into religion…”

Or…

“Yeah… raising the dead, making cripples walk, and making the blind to see… that’s an interesting religion, that’s a nice religion, Jesus, but too bad I’m not religious!”

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People put a lot of emphasis on personal appearance, but under our skin we all look pretty much the same.

On the Queen’s passing

September 10, 2022

After hearing the news of the Queen’s passing, and getting alone to process it, I must admit I got a little teary, like as in losing a friend.

She has always been there. Some of our earliest childhood memories concern the Queen.

Personally, I wouldn’t call her a leader. I don’t think she led anyone. I would call her a figurehead of an era, a more civilized era.

Whatever you believe about empires, it will make no difference as to their existence or continuity.

Just a passing thought: if you were in her shoes, born for the throne, living in the lap of luxury all your life, never having to do any physical labor, having everyone bow to you…. and this is how you lived for 96 years… would you still be a gracious and humble person?

Message from the Queen

September 10, 2022

Today’s Tweets

September 8, 2022

If we conform ourselves to God’s word then I can’t see how we can also conform ourselves to any particular culture?

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“One of the main ministries of the Holy Spirit is to convict the world of sin, so if your church doesn’t talk about sin, the Holy Spirit is not in your ministry.”

—Paul Washer

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The meaning of life is to glorify the LORD Jesus Christ.

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If people in the world prayed honestly it would go something like this, “Lord, I’m not interested in you, okay?”.

God wants honesty. If you’re not interested in Him, tell Him.

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If the Spirit of God dwells in you you will be looking at Jesus more than yourself.

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Truth never changes.

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Cessationism can have two different interpretations. The correct definition is that the office of Apostle has ceased, the Canon is closed, yet nothing else about the operation of the Holy Spirit, as described in scripture,  has changed.

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In some form or other we should be instruments of the LORD.

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“What is going to happen when billions discover that they have been misled about the vaccine?”

By then there will be greater crises demanding their attention and they’ll forget about it.

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It’s true to observe there are saved people who’ve never been filled with the Holy Spirit.

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If God is in you then you couldn’t help  but think about Him often, right?

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Anyone who claims to be the shepherd over a group of people must then also acknowledge their responsibility before God for such a claim, and  be willing to be held accountable by God for the spiritual condition of all the people they claim to shepherd.

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What do you call a Christian who is trying to avoid the reality of who Jesus is?

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God is the ultimate authority, therefore His word is the expression of His authority.

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Everything false prophets project is simply a projection of their selfish nature, and they appeal to the selfish nature in their devotees.

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If a “church” is a registered organization then it’s automatically under government jurisdiction.

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The Christ will personally deal with the anti-christ.

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Man, is the world in for a shock when Jesus returns.

An Atheist’s worst nightmare.

The most terrifying event possible.

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God’s Sovereignty should never be used as an excuse for sin – to resign ourselves, in that, if we sin, it must have been God’s Sovereign will, because nothing can happen apart from His Sovereign will.

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Guilt is valid if we refuse to repent.

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If you don’t believe the words of God, then why do you believe the words of men?

Why would you reject the words of God and cling to the words of men?

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Why are you even conscious of skin color?

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Nearly every commercial preacher today is humanistic and anthropocentic,  not Christocentric.

It has to be that way, otherwise they won’t be a commercial success.

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If we have not been seeking the LORD with all our heart, that’s something we need to repent of and ask His forgiveness.

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If God didn’t give us this day our daily bread we would starve.

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God is just as described in the Bible, in case you were wondering.

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If you take the time to get alone with God for an extended time then you’ll have wonderful fellowship with Him.

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Paul never tried to impress anyone.

He wanted people to have what he had.

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We encounter people who know so much about varying subjects, yet know nothing about God.

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Disciples of Jesus have more in common than not in common because they are members of the one body of Christ.

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What we pray about shows what we really care about.

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The most powerful truth about Christian marriage is that God makes you one.

“The two shall be one flesh”.

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Everyone wants to be free, but many mistakenly want to be free from God.

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If we heed God’s word, we’re wise.

If not, we’re fools.

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Everything we think, say or do should be such that God sees it as a worship of Him.

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The Lord’s Prayer covers the full spectrum of human experience and existence in relation to God, and this constitutes His Kingdom. Jesus said it is the way to pray.

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Jesus is far more glorious than we can imagine, therefore the image of Him produced by human imagination is not Him.

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In the Christian life, maturity means to become more like Jesus.

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With false prophets it’s always about SELF.

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Jesus Christ is the only truly selfless Man who ever lived.

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August 24, 2022

Disciples of Jesus have more in common than not in common. They are one body.

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Talk to Him often.

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We know the Holy Spirit’s works by the focus on Jesus Christ.

“He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.” (John 16:14)

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What we pray about shows what we really care about.

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At the Judgment Seat of Christ there will be no reward for having continuously posted pictures of yourself.

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The most powerful truth about Christian marriage is God makes you one.

“The two shall be one flesh”.

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If we’re not praying the basic truths and concepts outlined in the Lord’s Prayer, then what are we praying?

The Lord’s Prayer covers the full spectrum of man’s relationship to God, and God’s dealing with man: His Kingdom.This is how to pray.

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Everyone wants to be free, but many mistakenly want to be free from God.

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“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:11-12)

a. For love to grow cold it had to be there to begin with, so this is referring to Christians.

b. The overall effect or influence of false prophets produces lawlessness (loose living) in Christians, which in turn leads to them losing their love for the LORD.

It shows that false prophets preach a false gospel of cheap grace, whereby people think the grace and love of God will still apply to them if they are unrepentant or redefine what sin is so as to justify their chosen lifestyle.

“For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Jude 4)

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After we have been saved by Jesus Christ, it would be criminal to keep it a secret. We would have blood on our hands.

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Everything we think, say or do should be such that God sees it as worship of Him.

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How did Jesus “do church”?

Peter led the singing? Then John took up the offering? Then Jesus preached a 25 minute sermon?

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If we heed God’s word we are wise, and if we don’t, we’re fools. It’s that simple.

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Jesus is far more glorious than we can imagine, so don’t try and imagine what He looks like. If you do, it won’t be Him.

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If you don’t have the love of Christ, then do you even have a life?

Can you imagine this planet and this human race without the love of God? What would it be without His love?

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Once Jesus has justified a person by His own blood, then, as justification is now behind them, all there is is to live for His glory. And what a fantastic life that is.

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Don’t go advertising your body to the world, save it for your true companion, your true love, alone.

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Everybody has broken God’s law. Where He said, ‘You shall not!’, we defiantly replied, ‘We shall!’.

We are going to need His forgiveness, aren’t we?

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“Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were taken up by them.” (Luke 9:16-17)

Five loaves and two fishes were enough.

Whatever we have in our hand is enough for God to work with.

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“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit…” (Acts 2:4a)

This is how the church started.

But is it how it is today?

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Worship in song is just one of many ways to worship God, and while it is wonderful, it’s not the most important vehicle of worship.

And regarding songs, it’s not the melody or accompaniment which is the most important part, it is the truth igniting in the heart which is.

Therefore, only those who love the truth can truly worship in song.

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Set apart to God means set apart to do His will.

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In a true revival, people get emotional.

In a fake revival, people work themselves up into an emotional state.

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In the Christian life, maturity means to become more like Jesus.

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Presunptuous “faith” gets ahead of God.

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Pretending that you agree with or respect someone’s religion in order to please them is fake.

It’s not real friendship.

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“Superficial religion will always be fashionable because it does not require self denial.”

— Spurgeon

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If you sought the LORD today, did you find Him?

If you turned your eyes upon the LORD Jesus today, did you see Him?

Anyone who seeks the LORD, on His terms, will find Him. This is the pervasive theme of the Word of God. Jesus calls.

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We should partake of the Lord’s Table often just out of gratitude.

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The Cross of Christ removes any ground for pride or boasting.

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When TV preachers tell you the Gospel is the means to success they don’t tell you that most of the successful people in the world don’t believe the Gospel.

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Jesus Christ is the only truly SELFLESS Man who ever lived.

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It’s certainly true that if any Christian is preoccupied with things other than proclaiming Jesus Christ, then the devil has hijacked them.

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August 15, 2022

Because I’m in Jesus Christ I’m already happy. I don’t do things to try and make myself happy, because I’m already happy. That said, this happiness can spring up at anytime. It’s always there. It’s called Joy.

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A basic human right is the right to hold moral values of right and wrong, and to express them if you so desire.

If authorities are against you for simply expressing your view that something or someone is wrong, or that anyone’s actions are immoral, then your human rights have been violated.

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Consider, that Jesus Christ will never let you down. He is the truest Friend there is.

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Watching the BBC and learned that the reason women have no rights in Afghanistan is because it is a “Conservative” country.

See the propaganda?

“Conservatives” subjugate women.

“Conservatives” are bad.

The unthinking person doesn’t stand a chance, they will be brainwashed.

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Heard today:

“We live in a time when people can’t tell fact from fiction”

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Today is yesterday’s tomorrow. Today is the future of former days. Today is tomorrow’s yesterday. How does it feel to be living in the future, or in the past?

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Whatever we believe about God and living our life it should reflect exactly what the Bible teaches.

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We can’t exactly think we love someone if we can’t be bothered to pray for them.

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Christian, God is preparing us for eternity with Him in His never-ending Kingdom. Every day we are being prepared by Him.

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Remember, there’s a wrath to come.

How will you escape it?

Any plans formulated?

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Each person’s soul is of infinite value.

Wouldn’t it be an infinite tragedy if your soul was lost forever?

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Perhaps 90% of our prayer time should be praying for others by name.

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What happens when we pray is too fantastic to describe. To think that Almighty God hears us and responds!

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If the person we’re praying for gets truly filled with the Holy Spirit then that’s all our prayers answered in one. We can’t hope for better than that. And they don’t need anything more than that, and they certainly need nothing less than that.

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Only those who have Christ’s righteousness imputed to them by faith can stand guiltless and blameless before a thrice holy God.

The perfect righteousness of His Son is the only righteousness acceptable to Him.

Read Romans chapter 4.

Man builds Christendom.

Christendom is an amalgam of true and false elements, all mixed together.

Christ builds His Kingdom.

Many in Christendom are also in the Kingdom.

They have the word of God in their hands.

They will grow to place the word of God as higher authority than the word of man.

And thus Christ builds His church, which is His body, not an organization.

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The problems of society are, in essence, and at their root, spiritual problems.

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And Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” (Luke 12:15)

If your life is not what you possess or have achieved, or any glory you receive from others, then, what does your life consist of?

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Jesus prayed in a garden. He prayed in the desert. He prayed on the grassy hills of Galilee – wherever He could get away from people and get alone.

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I’m glad Jesus is the judge, and not someone else.

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Believing in Jesus Christ also entails believing He has a plan and purpose for your life. Then, believing He has a plan and purpose for your life will entail believing in His providence and providential actions toward that end. So, we need to watch out for His providential actions toward that end and expect them.

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When an ostrich sticks its head in the sand it is not doing it because it doesn’t believe or know there is danger, it does it because it mistakenly thinks if it denies the danger exists then it will be safe.

Its sticking its head in the sand is a reaction to the truth, not an ignorance of it.

All people know the truth, they just deny what they know:

“…suppressing the truth in unrighteousness…” (Rom.1:18)

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“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.” (1 John 5:21)

An idol can be anything which takes the rightful place in our lives which belongs to the LORD alone.

God sees it as an exchange. We exchanged Him for something else. We replaced Him.

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One of the vital elements of a life of worship is to be in utter awe of God.