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February 16, 2018

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Whose disciple?

February 16, 2018

You are not Joe’s disciple, you are Jesus’ disciple, and that’s an important distinction.

Worshipers

February 16, 2018

I commented on FB:  We also were set free from “having to” conduct a “worship service” yet desiring to be worshipers of God at all times, in every aspect of our lives and being, and therefore free to worship the Lord in song during the assembly, yet trying to be aware of what He wants, not just what we want to do. From what I know of Jesus I don’t believe He wants His people to spend extended periods of time just singing to Him, there will be time for that in Heaven, He has the Father’s business to attend to for now. The trend in the modern church is that “worship” is often a soul-ish escape from facing the reality of what Jesus wants to do through His assemblies. It’s easy to just keep on singing if He is not speaking to you or directing the church. It’s also error for people to believe that “worship” is the means to enter the presence of God, and we see this is in the spiritual barrenness of those who are on that treadmill.

What does Jesus want?  This is the question.  We must hear His answer and give Him what He wants.

Scary, uh?  Because what Jesus wants is not usually even considered.

Life

February 16, 2018

May Jesus be your life.

The will of God

February 15, 2018

Finding the will of God is vital only to those who love God.

Russia – dominant power in ME

February 15, 2018

New eyes

February 15, 2018

Each time I look up into the universe it’s as if I’m gazing at it for the first time.

Face toward Heaven

February 13, 2018

Either our face is turned toward Heaven, or away from Heaven.

Prophets in church

February 13, 2018
(I Corinthians 14:29) “Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge
 
This was the center-point of the early church meetings.
 
What did this look like back then?
 
Was the assembly gathered each week in eager anticipation of hearing a bunch of predictions? Is that what God was saying to them?
 
Were these prophets simply giving quotes from the Bible, and that was it?
 
Neither could be true.
 
Then what was it like?
 
God’s word was coming forth by the Spirit. That is, it directly spoke to the hearers what God wanted them to hear and learn at that moment.

Merely a politician

February 13, 2018

Would your world fall apart to discover the leader of your country is merely a politician?

Deeper than feelings

February 13, 2018

Faith is much deeper than our feelings.

Parallel truths

February 13, 2018

I commented on FB: …There are two parallel truths – predestination and freewill. Yes, it’s true to say God does not force people to sin, as in the case of Judas, and yet it’s also true to say that He has a plan and He carries it out, which is much stronger than He merely knowing what will happen. If we paint a picture of God merely knowing what man will do, but having no plan, or sovereign power to bring His plan to pass, then God is in the back seat, and it’s man who is in control of everything – was the betrayal and death of Jesus simply man’s plan, which God fore-knew would happen, or was it planned from before the world was created?

Progressive Christians

February 13, 2018

“Progressive Christians” dismiss Christ’s plenary authority of Scripture, turning Him into an idol instead:

A deity of their own creation, reflecting their own sensibilities, insecurities and aspirations.

~ Jim Wright

What are we seeking?

February 13, 2018

If we’re seeking the Kingdom and His righteousness then we are no longer seeking money, it just gets added.

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We do our work, but it’s not the money we are working for, or seeking,   it gets added.

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Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33)

The “evil” Dispensationalism

February 13, 2018

I commented on  FB on the “evil” dispensationalism:

“Dispensationalism” is a man-made theological tag, however the Bible speaks about dispensations or times/ages:

(Luke 21:24 [KJV]) And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the TIMES of the Gentiles be FULFILLED.

(Romans 11:25 [KJV]) For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, UNTIL the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.

So, here is a distinct time period where Israel is blinded by God, and the gospel goes to the Gentiles, then the time of the Gentiles is up and it’s time for the Jews to believe.

And there’s also a distinction made in Revelation 7 between 144k chosen Jews and a multitude of Gentile believers in heaven.

So, it would be very ignorant to deny there are times set by God.

Trust

February 12, 2018

There’s no place, time or circumstance where you don’t need to actively trust God.

Flashpoint

February 12, 2018

Israel and Jerusalem is the flashpoint of the world because it is the only physical representation or manifestation of a promise/covenant of God in the earth. That’s the only reason it is an issue, because God promised, and the world hates God. If God had not promised it would not be an issue and it would have no more significance than any other place, no one would be interested or care.

Cost

February 11, 2018

If it costs your conscience then it costs too much.

Not our business

February 11, 2018

Jesus defined true Christians as “sheep” who follow Him. So, these “sheep” just follow Him, and whatever the religious world does is their business, not the “sheep’s” business.

Is this where your friends will be soon?

February 11, 2018

“...I am tormented in this flame...”

said the rich man in hell

(Luke 16:24).