Today’s Tweets

November 12, 2021

We Christians have good reason to rejoice every waking moment, but sometimes we forget those reasons.

“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”

(Philippians 4:4)

You believe He will keep His word, don’t you? You believe He loves you, don’t you? You believe He is faithful, don’t you?

So, rejoice!

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If you’re sick know that Jesus Christ is THE HEALER, so you might want to talk with Him about it.

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According to the Bible, your personal freedom and rights will continue to be eroded by over-reaching government until it gets to the point that you will need to take the “Mark of the Beast” in order to “earn the right” to make financial transactions.

‘If you do what we say we will even allow you to exist! Aren’t we generous!?’

Many western Christians seem to be insulated from historical reality because they think the loss of freedom and rights is some new thing, when multitudes of Christians endured the loss of their freedom over the last century under Communism, and millions of Christians even now are denied even basic human rights.

The freedom of thought, belief and religion experienced in the West over the last several generations is EXCEPTIONAL in the history of the world.

It never happened before on this scale anywhere or anytime in human civilisation.

Now, it’s over.

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I love history. We all have a part in history as history is made with each passing day, but do we know our place in history? One day yours and my life, too, will be history.

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Freedom surrendered will never be regained.

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The Bible is understood only through the help of the same Spirit which inspired it.

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Peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:1). Meaning: God has resolved all the issues He had with you, and the result is His deep, abiding peace.

You can have this peace if you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Church can happen anytime, anyplace a few people who walk with the Lord happen to meet.

But it’s quite rare to find Christians who want to have church anyplace, anytime, or who could recognize it as church, because..

  • ….we are not in a Revival time so many are spiritually dead and have no desire or concept of Christian fellowship.
  • ….or, they are spiritually alive, but bad teaching and cultural church tradition has robbed them of understanding what fellowship is.

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

When football fans meet they talk football.

When disciples of Jesus meet they talk the word of God.

“Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.(1 Cor. 14:12)

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Materialism has made Christians spiritually stupid.

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What’s the point of discussing scripture with “Christians” who don’t believe in the authority of scripture? They should go and join the golf club.

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Do you think it will turn out better for you if you don’t have faith?

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Patience and gentleness are fruits of the Spirit (See Gal. 5:21-22).

Enough said.

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Man is so designed that he is either a worshiper of God or an idol worshiper.

How fake does something need to be before you recognize it as fake?

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

In its context this verse refers to praying for “all men” as well as those in secular authority, political leaders.

If we’re going to pray for Joe Biden it would mean, in context, we’re desiring that he “be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth”. This is what the text teaches. God desires “all men to be saved”.

But, often we don’t care whether people are saved or not.

What’s the point of praying for those in authority if you don’t desire them to be saved?

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The Creator of the Universe was nailed to a cross.

Do you know why?

Can you comprehend how such love can exist?

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A Christian’s life is supposed to be the culmination and net effect of them walking with Christ Jesus every day of their life.

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“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”

(Colossians 3:2)

Whatever we think about, may it be in light of, and in relation to, God’s eternal purpose in Christ.

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The proud and arrogant don’t usually perceive that God can take their life at any moment.

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It’s a wonderful thing to live your day by faith in Jesus Christ.

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“A book outlasts a city or a culture”

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Look out for references to “Abraham Accords”, “Abrahamic Faith”, “Abrahamic Religion”, “Monotheistic Religion”, “Judeo-Christo-Islamic tradition” etc. and consider where it leads.

Watch the Pope

True Christians will never deny that Jesus Christ is the only Lord and Savior.

Many streams of thought will come together.

Kanye West claims to be a Christian. The other day he said, “we all collectively are God because God is in us”.

This is a syncretism of Christianity and Hinduism.

Syncretism. Get used to it.

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Academics refer to the Christian world, the Islamic world, and so on, but if we define a Christian as one who is a disciple of Jesus Christ, then how can the west be called the Christian world?

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“Christians” who believe the judgments in the Bible are merely symbolic are in for a rude shock when God’s judgment falls on them.

It’s better to flat out say you don’t believe the Bible than to do clever twisting of scripture which reveal you don’t believe it.

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“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”

(Matthew 6:6)

When a disciple of Jesus goes into the prayer closet and shuts the door behind him he actually has a meeting with God.

That’s why he does it.

That’s why it is the highlight of his day.

Disciples of Jesus are just fine sitting alone in the silence. They’re never alone, and long to spend time alone with the LORD.

Every reference to seeking God in scripture is about seeking Him early in the day, seeking Him first. This is what the Lord Jesus did, and every disciple over history who ever amounted to anything has done. King David said, “Early will I seek thee!”.

If we leave our seeking and waiting on God until bed time, then we are seeking Him last. We are seeking first the things of our life, placing them as top priority, and then, after we have done all that we want, giving the leftover time and energy to God.

It’s like throwing Him the leftovers from the meal.

It’s like seeking last the Kingdom of God.

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Never get too excited or enthusiastic about any teacher, preacher or pastor as they’re only men and their writings are not scripture. The honor we give others needs to be the right kind of honor, from the correct perspective before God. He has a way for us to honor all in the appropriate way.

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When you meet any person today you are meeting someone very precious, who is loved by God, and for whom Christ died.

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A disciple of Jesus is always open to adjusting their lifestyle, schedule, habits, traditions, patterns if or when He calls them to.

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True Christianity is more than survival, it is to do the will of God and finish the work He has given us to do.

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One of the greatest fulfillments of Bible prophecy we are seeing right now is the amount of delusion in professing Christians.

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As a disciple of Jesus continues to live their life they come to experience in real life that every promise of God is true.

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Conservative doesn’t always mean Christian, but it does mean freedom of thought, speech, principles, lifestyle and religion, so it’s better than the alternatives, if you value such things.

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When a trial draws national media attention it can be that it’s society on trial.

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There are things celebrated by society which scripture declares as evil and of which God will judge. They might be legal here, but they’re illegal in the sight of God, and will attract a just and fair punishment.

Today’s Tweets

November 6, 2021

It seems unbelievable that anyone would doubt Jesus Christ?

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There’s a lot of creatures who flatly refuse to worship their Creator.

So many refuse to thank or praise Him.

They try to shut Him out of their minds completely.

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If the reason someone dislikes another is because they teach what the Bible teaches, then, what does it say about them?

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To become prominent in the “church system” one has to work the system and play by its rules, and a genuine person won’t do that.

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Repentance is not salvation by good works. When one repents they don’t earn anything with God for doing it. To repent and believe is to simply receive His grace. The unrepentant decide not to receive His grace.

Faith is not a meritorious work, and repentance is a fruit of faith, so it’s also not a work. We can’t earn salvation through faith and repentance but we can receive it.

Faith and repentance are inseparable because they both describe the same state of the heart.

Salvation is conditional upon faith.

Faith, as a condition, does not mean it is a meritorious good work, of which we could boast or take credit for.

The condition is that one receives or accepts the promise.

The condition does not earn the promise.

If you won the lottery you wouldn’t be earning it by showing up to collect your prize.

But if you didn’t collect it, you wouldn’t have it.

And a person who boasted of the fact that they went down to claim their money would be a twit – You would say, you would have been an idiot not to.

So, meeting a condition does not imply that you have earned something.

Receiving a gift does not earn credit points. You just receive it.

And you must receive Jesus Christ.

God will help you, God will empower you, give you the desire, everything, but He won’t receive Jesus for you, and He won’t repent for you. You have to do it.

He holds you responsible for repenting and believing.

Where I think the main application today is, is that many view grace as an escape clause from responsibility.

I’ve heard people say that they are waiting for the Lord to deliver them from a besetting sin. And, they said, if they try to stop doing it then they are striving in the flesh and trying to earn their deliverance.

So, while it’s true that only the Lord can deliver us, He also asks us, When are you going to stop doing it?

‘Lord! When will you deliver me??’

Answer? ‘When will you stop doing it? Did you think I would do the repenting for you?’

The teaching that nothing you could ever do could cause Jesus to love you, or stop loving you (which is a half truth) often takes away the true, reverential fear of God.

Love is unconditional, but salvation is conditional upon faith, with the fruit of repentance.

The Sovereignty of God is one of the most fantastic truths we can be anchored in, and yet, many use it to justify their unwillingness to repent.

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Salvation can’t be earned, but one can disqualify himself.

It’s ridiculous to claim that nothing you could ever do or believe could disqualify you from salvation.

Just as it’s ridiculous to think you can earn salvation.

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Here’s what I think the guidelines are for the theology of salvation: You totally trust God’s grace in Christ for every aspect of your salvation, with nothing that you’ve done which you can glory in or take credit for, AND you realize God requires you to be faithful, and will judge you if you’re not, and you believe He would be totally just to do so. You give God the glory for your obedience, and you take full responsibility for any disobedience.

Perhaps 90% of the time theology is used wrongly, as a means to justify ones lifestyle.

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The Bible teaches realism by telling you exactly what’s going to happen, so you can be prepared.

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The Holy Spirit gives us the fruit of self control by empowering us to take control over our mind, flesh and the devil.

This is how Christ rules a person’s life, by giving them the power to rule their own life under His command.

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Luther nailed his thesis to the door.

What’s amazing is that it wasn’t being done on every “church” door at the time.

Wherever Christianity has been hijacked by jokers, “nail your thesis to the door”, if you can.

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“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:15-18)

The Lord Jesus wants every person to hear the Good News.

Yet, we can’t tell every person we see or encounter.

But we can tell as moved by the Holy Spirit.

And, if someone is never moved by the Spirit to tell the Good News, there’s a problem.

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Whatever thrill the world can give you it’s only temporary and doesn’t last, it doesnt feed your soul permanently, but Jesus eternally satisfies the human heart.

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Repost:

A principle of the Bible is that God is greater than the problems we face, and He wants us to believe that.

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The command for us to love all people isn’t primarily for us to have gushing emotional love for everyone, but about us having a desire for them to be reconciled to God.

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To my non-Christian friends, could you give me some quotes from the greatest Man who ever lived?

A bit funny if you can’t quote the greatest Man who ever lived.

Ask the youth, give me just one quote from the greatest Man who ever lived?

The greatest Man who ever lived is still alive.

How could people not believe the greatest Man who ever lived?

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What if God decided to give you everything just for free, wouldn’t you be so thankful? Because that would be so good of Him to just give you everything when you don’t deserve it and can’t pay for it, right?

Well, that’s what He did when He sent His only begotten Son to die for you.

And that’s what God accomplished by that one sacrifice for us.

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Give up a fundamental human right in order to keep your fundamental human rights??

Something’s fishy.

Your religion, beliefs, moral values, race, skin color, medical choices etc. are not the legitimate business of any government. Push back at the ballot box.

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It’s clever of the New World Order to turn peoples personal beliefs concerning climate change, education, vaccine mandates, gender etc. into moral issues, and thus rendering the non-compliant ones as being morally wrong, and thus, through the back door initiating people into a new religion without them realizing it.

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For what it’s worth, for those who ponder the big picture or grand scheme of things, and the meaning of history, Mike Pompeo recently tweeted that America is “exceptional” in its place in human history, meaning, there has been no other civilization in history quite like it, it stands out in many respects as the exception, to which I agree.

As to “greatness”, Christians have a very different criteria for judging it than the world does.

The doctrine of American Exceptualism should be tempered with this truth:

“In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’” (Rev. 18:7)

She believes she is immune from God’s judgment.

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Christian, have we begun to understand the full inventory of God’s mercy upon us, in Christ Jesus, in having forgiven us of everything offensive to Him we’ve ever thought, said or done?

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A little ‘experiment’ some brothers have done: They decided to teach and preach God’s word (in obedience to God’s call) and then decided they would do it, as much as they’re aware, by the examples and principles they see in the NT, so… they determined in their hearts:

  • To preach and teach for free, never expecting or looking for donations, and never merchandising.
  • To never claim to be anyone or anything, nor claim any title, and not to recognize titles others may give them.
  • To tell the raw, unvarnished truth, even if it costs them the loss of everything.
  • To never court privilege or advantage from influential people.
  • To treat everyone as equals, and even better than oneself.
  • To pay no regard to personal praise, but listen closely to any criticism and test whether it is true.
  • To never promote oneself.

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And the ‘experiment’ seems to have worked well for those who have tried it.

Those who say it doesn’t work are not honest. They mean, they don’t want it to work because it ruins their dreams of making it big in the religion business.

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God’s word is not man’s word.

Most prefer man’s word.

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Contemporary “music” is quite a fitting soundtrack to the Apocalypse.

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One very exciting aspect of prayer is that God answers it.

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This life is a tiny blip on the timeline of eternity.

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The great cure for discouragement is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Discouragement will come, but this is the cure.

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Would I be too harsh to say the average Christian now is like a spiritual zombie, just an empty shell: God doesn’t speak to them, or, if He does, they’re keeping it to themselves?

I don’t mean “God told me!” Nooooo… We don’t go there.

God speaking to us means we walk and live in the
Spirit.

The only authoritative “God told me” is scripture itself.

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No wonder there’s not much New Testament type church today when so many are spiritually dead?

We can only understand the existence of the church in the New Testament in terms of a mighty move of the Holy Spirit.

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True Christian faith is based…

  • on what Christ has done and accomplished on the Cross.
  • on the promises of God.
  • on what God said He WILL do, specifically.
  • on what God CAN do: that nothing is too hard for Him.

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The moment a deluded person dies they are no longer deluded, but understand why they were deluded on earth, and will have to suffer the consequences forever.

Delusion must be self delusion, because everyone is accountable.

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Grace is for every situation, every moment.

Pushing the new religion onto kids

November 6, 2021

Today’s Tweets

October 31, 2021

The word of God cannot be improved upon, so why look to certain people as if they have a better message than the message you read in your Bible?

There is only God’s word.

People are looking for teachers, but they already have God’s word in their hands.

They already have the message right before their eyes.

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.” (2 Tim. 4:3-4)

Teachers of the word are vitally important.

It is the searching for teachers to interpret the Bible the way you want it interpreted which is the problem we are warned of here in scripture.

It is the dependence on men to interpret scripture for you which indicates one is not taught by the Holy Spirit.

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It’s not about who is right, it’s about whether the Bible, and the Jesus of the Bible, is right.

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Is Jesus Christ giving you the victory over the present culture?

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A true Christian believes Jesus Christ is completely trustworthy, therefore they don’t doubt His promises.

Doubting His promises means to doubt Him, which is to judge Him.

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“An asteroid the size of a golf cart dubbed 2021 UA1 skimmed past the Earth last week at just 3,000 kilometers away from the planet, but no one noticed until later.”

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People try to “improve” the Gospel by making it more acceptable and appealing to fallen human nature by leaving out the part about us repenting of our sinful life.

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After being born again, and having experienced the new birth, you start relating to God as your Father, because He truly is.

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Where there is moral decline what happens if the downward trend is not reversed?

How low can people go?

Does it level off eventually? Is there a moral rock bottom where people can’t get any more depraved than they are?

Look at history. Societies always end up being wiped out before they plumb the absolute depths of moral depravity.

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See Hebrews verses 9:9 & 9:14, and note the use of the word “conscience” in both cases, and consider the application concerning the present state of your own conscience.

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For the true Christian, the One who is with you, teaches and helps you, is the infinite, omnipotent and eternal One. The One who hears your prayer and who teaches you, and whom you call, Father, is the everlasting, infinite, almighty God.

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How we respond to His word is the main indicator of our love for Him.

Jesus said, if we love Him we will keep His commands.

Therefore, much of the modern church “love” is quite phony.

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At the very least, 134 million books have been published to date.

Untold billions of books have been printed.

That’s a lot of words. A lot of thoughts and opinions.

And all these words will pass away and be forgotten, forever.

All these authors will be forgotten. All their ideas, philosophies and concepts will be forgotten forever. Gone. They will not be remembered in the Kingdom of Christ.

But the word of God endures forever.

Over 5 billion copies of the Bible have been printed.

The printing press was invented for the purpose of printing the Bible.

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Will you love the Lord Jesus above all else?

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When we pass over into glory we’ll probably be shocked to learn how effective our prayers for others were.

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If grace is “irresistible” then why are there so many warnings in scripture about resisting it?

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Jesus gives meaning to our life because He is the meaning of life.

Have you discovered the true meaning of your life?

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The growth of our faith in Christ hinges largely on whether the purpose of our life matches His purpose for our life.

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You might as well have strong faith. What have you got to lose?

Do you have any good reason why you shouldn’t have strong faith?

Is there anything standing in the way of you having strong faith?

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See each person as exceedingly precious and valuable.

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Who is going to rule the world?

The nation with the most superior weapons and ambitious cold-blooded-killer leaders?

Will it be violent, killer regimes, who want to rule the world, which determine the future of this planet?

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Someone asked, is the title of “Senior Pastor” right or wrong?

More important than the technical detail of having a title or position in a church is what people understand “senior pastor” or “pastor” means? Is their understanding Biblical, or based on church tradition?

If they think a man dubbed “the pastor” is the sole spiritual head or authority over a congregation, then that’s unbiblical and anti-biblical.

Who makes you a “senior pastor”? Do you appoint yourself as one? Or, who appoints you?

Then, if someone else appoints you, who appointed them to have the authority to appoint you?

In the letters to Titus and Timothy we see Apostolic “ordination” of plural elders in each church.

As the men had to be already teaching the body of Christ before being recognized as an elder/pastor/overseer, then, it’s not so much an “appointment to a position”, but rather the RECOGNITION of the gift of God which is already functioning without recognition.

In this way, yes, let’s recognize those who are teaching God’s word without seeking recognition, title, or recompense.

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“Seek my face!

Thy face Lord will I seek”

Please define what it means to “seek the face of the LORD”.

What is the significance of “face”?

It’s not easy to put into words.

I guess it means, not to visualize in your mind what His face looks like, but to seek to know Him by contemplating His nature and attributes, as per scripture, with the desire to know Him better, and to know His will better, and to be more attentive to hear His voice.

Seeking His face suggests much more than seeking His help, aid, healing or material blessings, though, those things may happen as a result.

It is to seek first His Kingdom and righteousness before anything else and above all else.

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Vitamin D is essential for a strong immune system, especially in protecting against respiratory infections such as Covid, and 90% of Vitamin D in the body comes from exposure to sunlight, and only 10% through diet or supplements. And, Vitamin D levels are lower in winter, when people get less sunlight.

Sunlight is free, it is a gift from God. It could save your life.

Amen

October 30, 2021

Today’s Tweets

October 26, 2021

Calvary Love, not Hollywood love.

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Wokeism is a cultural and political ideological takeover, a new kind of religion, and people should be free to abstain from it on the basis that freedom of religion should be a fundamental right.

In the western world, and elsewhere, ideological narrative has replaced religion and is the new religion.

One of the defining marks of this present age is how much blind trust people have in what they are told to believe by the government or media.

The typical modern person is mostly a product of indoctrination.

Thanks to Woke culture we now know which people are okay to mock, discriminate against or hate, and which arent. It isolates the real enemy of society, as defined by the Woke. It’s the moral police for people who have no morals, so they can feel morally superior to those who actually have morals. There’s never been a greater manifestation of hypocrisy than Woke culture.

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“Fascists believed in collectivism, authoritarianism, the merger of big business with the state, controlled speech, segregation of social groups, subordination of rights and freedoms to the government’s arbitrary wishes. Today’s leftists believe the same. Leftists are fascists.”

  • Maxime Bernier

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Are you the property of the State? Are your children?

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We think we are giving up everything to follow Christ, when, in reality, we are gaining everything.

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The Holy Spirit will guide you into holiness, not surprisingly.

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The best we can hope and pray for someone is they be taught by God.

“It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.” (John 6:45)

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God is never the problem, unless one has a problem with Him.

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The world is an illusion, but the consequences of chasing an illusion are real.

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“Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it…”

(Psalm 127:1a)

Think of your life as a spiritual house which can, either, be built by the LORD, or self made.

We can think of churches and families in this way also.

Unless the LORD builds our life, and makes something of it, we labor in vain if we try to build it independently.

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As Christ’s Kingdom comes in a person’s life, He exposes, deconstructs, demolishes and replaces every other competing kingdom.

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The Bible says Jesus Christ will judge the world on Judgment Day. This world is condemned, but there is no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, who follow Him. Those who do the things Jesus Christ condemns are, understandably, under His condemnation, and they can know this simply by opening a Bible and reading it. And they can also understand the Good News, and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.

But know that this world is condemned, and please escape being condemned along with it. You’re living in a condemned world which has no future. Sin has no future. The only real future you can have is in Christ.

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If you are in Christ, that’s where you are: you’re in Christ.

There is no distance between you and Christ if you are in Christ.

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Today, what can God do in your life?

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One of the characteristics of man-made ministries, churches and movements is that frauds can prosper, whereas, in the NT pattern, frauds are exposed quickly, and the reason for this is that it is RELATIONAL, whereas man-made things are not.

One of the traits of fake Christian leaders is they are reluctant to publicly call out what is fake.

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When we read the Book of Acts we see that being filled with the Holy Spirit meant something which is rarely known or experienced today.

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“And He (Jesus) is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.” (Col. 1:18)

The preeminence of Jesus Christ in all things:

  • He is the central subject, at the center of everything
  • Everything derives its meaning in relation to Him
  • His teaching has the preeminence to all other teaching
  • He is the author, life and power of it, and He leads and guides

Etc…

He already has the preeminence, so we should give Him the preeminence in all things.

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As Covid is spread just as easily by the vaccinated or unvaccinated, what is the logic behind vaccine passports and what purpose do they serve?

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After Jesus returns you’ll never hear anything untrue again, for all eternity. Lies will no longer exist because liars will not be in the Kingdom. Everything will be perfectly the truth, forever.

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To be born again means that in Christ you are a new person, and the person you were before is now dead.

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If you’ve repented of something, you no longer do it.

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It’s impossible for a materialistic person to know Jesus Christ.

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If our life is our worship, as Jesus taught it should be, then, what happens for one hour on a Sunday doesn’t define worship, because it doesn’t define our life with God.

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Nothing can compare with knowing the Lord Jesus Christ.

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We try our best to convince people of the truth in Jesus Christ, and so we should, because He commanded we should, and yet knowing that we alone can’t convince anyone, it is the LORD alone who can convince. He convinced me.

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If you like sin, do you also like the wages it pays?

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A true Christian can confidently believe their future will be infinitely better than their past.

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Are you persevering in prayer for your friends and seeing the victory?

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There’s no limit to what the Lord can do through us, we’ve just got to seek His will and do it.

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Every truth in the Bible is a doctrine of grace. It’s error to think that only certain truths represent grace, and others don’t.

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To glory in anything other than the LORD is a fake glory.

Wedding of our daughter, Shmita

October 22, 2021

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I2D0g0uzqvAF2KAFQY4Lmtr00bbdMRxa/view?usp=sharing

Today’s Tweets

October 19, 2021

What an incredible privilege that we can live with Him forever.

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Whatever your problem or difficulty, the Lord is the answer.

Whatever your sin, the Lord is the answer.

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We are your people forever, Lord.

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You can’t help God out, but you can be His instrument.

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Conformity to Christ is the conformity we need.

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

Salvation is great:

  • Great was the cost of Calvary to Christ and the Father.
  • Great was Christ’s suffering to accomplish our salvation.
  • Great was the transaction within the Godhead to reconcile man.
  • Great is the One who died for sinners.
  • Great was the Incarnation, which was necessary to accomplish our salvation.
  • Great is the love and mercy which saved us.
  • Great glory to God for saving sinners and transforming them into the image of His Son, for salvation is His work.
  • Great is the sin we are saved from.
  • Great is the punishment we are saved from.
  • Great and eternal benefit for those who are saved.
  • Great is the transformation from sinner to new creation in Christ.
  • Great in its magnitude and reach: a great multitude is saved.

“Saved” is a great truth and a great proclamation for those who know they are saved.

It seems surreal for many today to hear about being “saved”.

But if you are indeed saved, there’s nothing surreal or unreal about it.

I once was lost, but now am found.

“…You turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” (1 Thess. 1:9b-10)

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Someone says, “Only Jesus can judge me, because He alone is perfect!”.

Jesus said: “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him— the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” (John 12:48)

So, those who reject His words will be judged by those same words they reject.

So, whenever anyone hears God’s word, it is life to them now, if they believe it, or, judgment to them later, if they don’t believe it.

And, telling people what Jesus said is the same as Jesus telling them, and it is Jesus telling them, by His Spirit.

He said, ‘Go in my name’, which means, ‘Tell them what I said, give them my teaching’.

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Do you have an alternative to living by faith?

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What is the “spirit of antichrist”, “antichrists” and “the antichrist”?

Two elements: It opposes the real Christ, the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible, AND it does this by substituting the real Jesus for a fake Jesus, a counterfeit.

Fake concepts of who Jesus is do not represent Him, they are substitutes for Him.

A fake “gospel” message represents a fake Christ.

You have to know whether the “Jesus” that is presented actually exists, and is not a different kind of “Jesus” than the one described in the Bible.

You will have to spend much time in the Gospels and the whole Bible to know how to tell the difference between the real Jesus, the real Gospel message, and a counterfeit.

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The false christs (which Jesus said would come) don’t necessarily call themselves Jesus or the Messiah, but they take the place the real Lord Jesus should have in people’s lives.

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What if you had the power to make people believe stupid things are cool?

This is how the world works.

Today’s Tweets

October 17, 2021

Follow Jesus. Be His disciple. Keep His word.

How is this complicated?

It’s only complicated if one doesn’t want to do it.

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God didn’t create the human race because He needed to or was lonely. He was getting on fine without us.

God has always existed.

Mankind is a recent creation – newly arrived on the scene.

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If you trust the Lord, He knows that you do.

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God’s blessing is automatic on any stance which honors Him.

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If you don’t like sin, know that God REALLY doesn’t like it.

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Is Jesus easy to please?

He is certainly easy to displease.

But who is conscious of whether their thoughts, words and actions are a delight to Him?

His love toward us never wavers, yet we have the capacity to grieve Him.

Live in what is well pleasing to Him.

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It’s impossible for Jesus to fail the one who has put their trust in Him.

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Captain Kirk got the ride of a lifetime last week, and yet the Bible says that all who love Jesus will get a much better ride, as they are caught up into the air to meet Him at His coming, so it’s kind of like a rocket trip but without the rocket. It’s real, and it’s true. Heaven is better than science fiction because it’s real.

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“God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.”

(Acts 17:24-25)

God giving you every breath you take should not be filed under the heading of ‘religion’. It’s a little closer to home than that.

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Look around you. All the people you see will soon pass over into eternity, and be either in Heaven or Hell, forever.

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No, we can’t change the world, but we can change our own life, and, in doing so, our small corner of the world has been changed.

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In true Christianity, in a multicultural setting, living at peace with non-Christians has nothing to do with accepting or condoning their beliefs, because, if you did so, you wouldn’t be a true Christian.

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If parental rights keep being eroded then it will come to the point where the children of Christians will be taken from them because of their beliefs. This is the path Joe wants to take you down, as well as other western leaders.

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Iran has it’s Religious Police.

And you will have your friendly local ‘Thought Police’ knocking on your door in the middle of the night checking whether your social media comments are compliant with the state.

Today’s Tweets

October 14, 2021

In Christ, God imputes His perfect righteousness to us, and, on this basis, and with this knowledge, that God counts us as perfectly righteous in His sight because of Christ, we are to do what is right, good and pleasing in His sight.

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Salvation was and is entirely God’s idea and plan.

It did not originate with man, even though man has made his own futile schemes to try and attain salvation.

What do you think?

God has offered salvation to YOU, in Jesus Christ, His Son, so you would be wise to accept the offer.

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The devil can energize people to pursue their dreams, but, in the end, leave them washed up when they realize it was just a dream they were chasing.

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Was wondering this morning if Wuhan is making any new viruses, then later saw a news report that it is.

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We believe Jesus Christ, therefore we’re full of hope.

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“…And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.” (Rev. 21:21b)

Kind of symbolically significant that gold is finally under our feet.

And, if, while walking down this golden street, you happen to see your reflection, will you recognize yourself?

Because you’re going to be a glorious person, who looks something like the glorious Son of God, Jesus Christ.

“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” (1 John 3:2)

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Today, if you’ve beheld the LORD on His Throne and worshipped Him, think of His rightful claim on your life.

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Everything which exists had to be conceptualized, designed and engineered.

There also had to be a reason and purpose for it to be created.

Have a look around you.

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In these last days, spiritual survival is more important than physical survival.

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One of the great paradoxes of life is that a person can be highly intelligent, and yet lose their own soul. Or, achieve great things, and yet lose their own soul. Or, amass wealth and popularity, and yet lose their own soul. According to Jesus.

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If you are a servant of God, what does that relationship look like?

And if you’re not a servant of God, why aren’t you?

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Trust Him, because He loves you.

Love Him, because He loves you.

Obey Him, because He loves you.

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Huge asteroids frequently whiz by our planet. So many near misses. Of course, it could never happen, right!? Maybe God deflects them? What if God decides not to deflect one?

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Bible prophecy is indeed a “doomsday” message for those who don’t follow the only Lord and Savior there is, Jesus Christ, for they are indeed doomed unless they repent.

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Don’t let another sinner cause you to sin.

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We always pray according to the purpose of our life. If our purpose is the Kingdom of God, then we pray accordingly. Or, if our purpose is our own kingdom and glory, then we pray accordingly.

So, we just need to know what the purpose of our life really should be, and pray and act accordingly.

The reason and purpose we are here on earth should define our approach to prayer.

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What we do with our time constitutes our life… …and it’s over in no time.

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Teaching: explain and apply scripture.

No need, necessarily, to refer to theological paradigms or vocabulary which didn’t exist when the scriptures were written.

They have to see it in the word of God. If they are taught by God, they will.

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Even the one who has the outward appearance of being the most saintly person on earth has repeatedly broken God’s moral law: both in the letter of the law, and in the spirit and intent of the law: that we should love God with all our heart, and our neighbor as ourself. And therefore they will be judged by the law, unless they have fled to Christ for refuge, and He is their Advocate and Savior.

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This pandemic has demonstrated that the fear of death is still a dominant trait in the human psyche, and governments can cash in on it, as religions have done in the past.

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We pray daily, “…Thy will be done!”

That’s pretty exciting, to see Him work His will.

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“Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.” (1 Peter 4:19)

God’s faithfulness is never in question.

Can you commit your soul to the One who created you, knowing He loves you as only your Creator can?

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Our identity should be in Christ: dead to sin, and risen with Him (Rom. 6:1-8) so, therefore, is it valid to have two identities: one, in Christ, as well as keeping your own separate identity?

Identity is who you are, and who you are defines everything else in your life.

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The love of God is a good meditation, and an endless one.

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No true Christian has to tolerate being oppressed by evil spirits.

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Language has become much cruder over the course of this generation. Fifty years ago cussing and expletives were quite different to now. The quest was to become as vulgar and offensive as possible. You want others to identify with you in your sin, a kind of perverse fellowship.

But surely it must plateau off at some point, when all the vulgar words are so common that no one thinks them vulgar anymore, and it gets harder to offend anyone, and this futile quest begins to be seen as the idiotic exercise it is.

Today’s Tweets

October 8, 2021

The Rock of the Church

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

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

Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.

And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”

(Matthew 16:15-18)

Peter is not the rock on which Jesus will build His church.

It is the action of the Father revealing to men who Jesus is which is the rock or foundation on which Jesus builds His church.

When the Father reveals His Son to people then that is Jesus building His church.

It shows that church can only be based on a shared revelation of Christ and nothing else. Culture, tradition, social class, economic class, ethnicity, language, shared interests, favorite doctrines, theological specialty, etc. are no basis for a church. Such would be a man made church.

For a church to be birthed and sustained and mature it can only be because it is firmly fixed on the revelation of who Jesus is. This is the vision. It is Him.

Therefore, the revelation of who Jesus is should be the central part of any church: the focus in teaching, in preaching the gospel, in praying for folks.

And the gates of Hell cannot prevail against such a church.

“…Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:20a)

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No one can save their own soul. They have to look to the Lord Jesus to save it.

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It’s quite normal for those with eternal life to think often about eternity.

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Spending time alone with God should be our first priority in life – the most important thing we do with our time – the greatest experience of our life, and the source of our power and joy.

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If we’re faithful in prayer, we’ll be faithful in all else.

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Sanctification

“They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” (John 17:16-17)

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” (1 John 2:15-17)

Jesus is not of this world, He is of another world. His nature is different to the nature of fallen mankind, He is holy.

His people, likewise, belong to Heaven, not to this world. God has made them holy by the Blood of the Lamb, and God is making them holy in all their thoughts, words and deeds.

These principles and characteristics of the world are not to be found in a disciple of Jesus of Nazareth, because they are not found in Him.

Sanctification is the daily work of the Holy Spirit, by the word of God, separating us from the things of the world, and uniting and establishing us, instead, in the things of the Kingdom of Heaven, the things which conform to nature of the holy Son of God.

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Everything has its proper place, except for those things which should have no place.

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The Arts might have meaning in relation to the human experience, but rarely have meaning in relation to God, though often hostile to Him.

I have always liked Bob Dylan’s work.

It has meaning in terms of the human experience.

The artistic quality is amazing.

But in relation to God it has no meaning, except for some of His gospel songs.

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The Christian religion can’t give eternal life, but Jesus Christ can and does.

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A true Christian is never running out of time because they have eternal life.

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People are either seeking God or trying to avoid Him.

Any unbeliever who was genuinely seeking God would have found Him.

God has never failed to reveal Himself to any genuine seeker.

Religious devotion or spiritual fascination is not the same as genuinely seeking God.

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Learn to trust Him more.

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How can a person say they believe in Jesus but not believe what He said?

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Patience is always more fruitful than impatience.

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The Bible says, the fear of the Lord is the BEGINNING of wisdom. This means it is the gateway to the love of God and the glories of Christ’s Kingdom. If someone doesn’t fear the Lord it means they think they can sin against God and get away with it, or they pretend that sin is not sin at all. Either way, they are openly defying God. Therefore they are fools and don’t have the fear of God, and therefore can’t begin to understand the amazing love of Christ.

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The church is a people, not an organization, and these people are supposed to be the expression of the Kingdom of God on earth. That is, how these people live, function, represent the Lord, proclaim His word, and relate to one another is how the Kingdom is expressed in the world.

“…That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” (John 17:21)

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If God the Holy Spirit is living in your body then why can’t you have revival right now?

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If someone could see into Heaven, and also into the fire of Hell, surely they would then understand what salvation means, as in what is at stake for them personally? That is, if they had thought salvation is merely some religious concept.

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Without holiness no one will see the Lord. (Ref. Heb. 12:14)

If we are not holy, we won’t be seeing the Lord.

Salvation is a gift, it is not earned, however, even if a person says they believe they are saved by grace, through faith, yet, without holiness they won’t be seeing the Lord.

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After you’ve been reconciled to God by faith in Jesus Christ, you can talk to God and He listens. It’s so wonderful. Fellowship with God is the greatest thing, because it’s what He created us for.

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“Salvation is not making a good person better. It is making a dead person alive in Christ.” unquote

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Can a person self analyze and know how much faith in God they have?

See:

Mark 11:22-24

James 1:6-8

1 John 3:18-23

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Jesus created the universe, and yet still people don’t accept Him, so it’s not such a big deal if people don’t accept you.

G3

October 8, 2021

Seeing on social media there’s been a big evangelical conference this last week called, G3. It appears to represent the “non-charismatic”, or even “anti-charismatic”, sector of the body of Christ.

These people are rightly against the false “prosperity gospel”, yet the emphasis on merchandising, and the huge amounts these people are making from selling their message, seem to stand as a contradiction and as hypocrisy. There is big money in refuting the “prosperity gospel”.

Now, why can’t we be against the “prosperity gospel ” and the “fake prophetic”, and yet still have supernatural gifts of the Spirit, and also honor the Lord by not selling His message for profit?

And as well, return to the Biblical pattern of church?

Let’s be honest, where in evangelicalism today can we see anything resembling the New Testament church?

Is this too much to ask?

Today’s Tweets

October 3, 2021

To have an unbiblical view of Jesus is to have a false christ.

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Satan is the original counterfeiter, and he specializes in counterfeit love.

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Are people really happy without God?

Can they honestly look up at the sky and shout, ‘I don’t need you!’ ?

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

How does one know that God has spoken to us by His Son?

Because, “it is written” here in scripture that this is so.

Jesus is the final word from God.

And God has preserved His words so that we can know this by an objective means, and no longer be at the mercy of the subjective opinions of man.

Therefore, scripture is the final word on who Jesus is, and He is the word of God, which means the revelation of God, and the sole source of God’s authority.

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We cannot divorce what God has said from who He is.

Therefore, one’s attitude to scripture reflects one’s attitude to God.

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If you truly get alone with God you discover you’re not alone.

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“The truth does not mind being questioned.

A lie does not like being challenged.” unquote

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Christian,

He is a great big Father God.

And you are His little child.

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A superficial understanding is synonymous with a superficial life.

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“Spurgeon once invited a man over for dinner who was boasting of “sinless perfection”.

During dinner he splashed the man’s face with water. The man was livid!

Spurgeon then said: “Ah, you see, the old man is not dead. He simply fainted and could be revived with a glass of water!” ” unquote

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If you are doing God’s will you never have to worry about God’s provision.

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Big Gov having access to your personal data is potentially the same as the Mafia having it.

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If you were God, would you have loved a world which had rejected you?

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Does the state own your children?

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It’s becoming unusual to encounter a person who does not prevaricate.

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Love existed before the human race did.

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“What does God want from me?!”

To believe Him.

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Freedom truly only has meaning in relation to God, because everything derives its true meaning in relation to God.

Therefore, those estranged from God will have a false understanding of freedom: they will be deceived into thinking freedom means to be free from God.

Whereas, true freedom is to be set free from anything which hinders you obeying, glorifying and bringing pleasure to God.

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A friendly reminder:

“So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12)

And…

“Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.” (Romans 3:28)

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No one knows the long term effects of mRNA. It is still under trial. There may not be significant long term health risks, and yet there could be, time will tell. Seems foolish to inject the whole world at one time with an experimental substance. But people should be free to decide whether they take it or not.

A little piece of meat

October 2, 2021

The thinking process is, in itself, a great wonder. The fact that a little piece of meat can, within itself, contain great thoughts, dreams and concepts, and contain a conscience and a moral compass, is a miraculous phenomenon, and another evidence of a wonderful Creator. An amazing piece of meat.

Today’s Tweets

September 29, 2021

If you’re saved it’s because Jesus saved you.

No one has ever saved himself.

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God is a Father to His own children – those who live in His Son, Jesus Christ.

He is the true Father, and only His true children know and understand this, with all it entails.

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When Jesus of Nazareth called His disciples to follow Him did they get the impression this was a means to become wealthy?

If any did have dreams that this could make them wealthy, before too long they realized that was not to be.

So… if Copeland (or suchlike) had started their “ministry” around the same as Jesus of Nazareth, then, perhaps the disciples may have been tempted to do some “church hopping” and leave Jesus ministry to join Kenneth’s, because Kenneth promised wealth, whereas Jesus didn’t?

Nothing has changed.

The choice is still there today as to whose ministry one will follow.

Jesus of Nazareth?

Or, Kenneth of Fort Worth?

Or, Joel of Houston?

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“Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.”

We request our Father to work His will this day because we believe He has the power and authority to work His will this day, and that He WILL work His will this day.

His will is intertwined with His Kingdom.

His Kingdom is the expression of His will.

Something is a representation of the Kingdom if it serves the purpose of the Kingdom.

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Desire that others receive the same mercy you’ve received.

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Spiritual weakness is always the result of spiritual neglect or compromise.

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God knows the thoughts of every person on earth, the Bible says.

He knows what you’re thinking about this right now.

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Has He reconciled you to God?

Would you consider God reconciling you to Himself as a religious belief? Or the greatest reality there is?

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Does the state own your body?

Does the state own your mind?

Who owns Joe Biden’s body?

Or Putin’s or Xi”s body?

“Think, While It’s Still Legal”

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In the most simplistic terms, the Kingdom of God is, for the present time, the sum of what Christ is working in the hearts and lives of people worldwide. It is His Kingdom, it is the reach of His authority, touching and transforming lives in every nation, conforming them to His nature, in love, preparing them to live forever in His eternal Kingdom.

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Democracy only has value if the majority have some fear of God, otherwise, it’s meaningless.

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It is satan’s job to make evil appear beautiful.

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How can one know Jesus Christ?

Well, where will you go to get the answer to this question? Who has the answer?

He has. Go to Him for the answer.

He said, who ever believes on Him has eternal life.

He said, He will reveal Himself to anyone who keeps His words.

“Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” (John 14:23)

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When you hear someone speak God’s word be careful to pay more attention to the actual content of the message than to the personality of the one giving it.

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For a person to live in total spiritual darkness all they need to do is keep shutting out the light of God’s word anytime it starts to shine into their gloomy world.

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“… I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave His life for me…”

Is this also your testimony?

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There are no great people, but the Holy Spirit can and will do great things in anyone.

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To Tucker Carlson:

Keep taking the high moral ground.

Don’t lower yourself to their level by using foul language.

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The Pharmaceutical industry is certainly not interested in helping create a society which no longer buys or needs its products.

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Over the history of science, scientists have often questioned the science. Thank God they did.

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How much money did Jesus need to fulfill His ministry? How did He get that money?

(Just some questions, of which the answers explain a lot to us about how we can fulfill our personal ministries, which God has given each one of us)

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In only a matter of time every one you know will be dead, and they’ll be either in Heaven or Hell.

It may sound bleak, but it’s the truth, and we should play our God-given part in seeing that folks go to Heaven.

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“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Cor. 5:17)

Therefore, if the old things have not passed away, and all things have not become new, then that person is not a new creation in Christ.

And… if anyone wants to become a new creation in Christ, it follows, then, that they must want all the old things to pass away, and for everything in their life to be made new.

A new creation in Christ is, therefore, an entirely new kind of creature, a new species of being, entirely different to the creature they were before – a creature who bears the image of the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, because they have been recreated in His image.

“…And have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him…” (Col. 3:10)

“…And that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” (Eph. 4:24)

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Serving God is honor and reward in itself. It doesn’t look for any other reward or recompense.

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A lot of Christians would perhaps like to freely congregate together in their localities or towns for relational, participatory church, but they can’t agree on how it will work, or don’t believe it could work without an organizational structure. In other words, they don’t have the faith for it because it is something unknown to them in their experience.

If they agree on the purpose for gathering, which is to allow all the gifts to have a voice, to build up the body of Christ, then it “works”.

So why doesn’t it happen?

Because individuals don’t have personal practical experience in building up others with the word of God on a personal level, so they can’t do it in a gathering.

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Worship of God, in Spirit and Truth, is, by definition, a person’s response to revelation from God. He reveals to us something of who He is, and we, either, appropriately respond to that revelation, which is to worship, or we ignore Him.

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Another sign of Christian maturity is to have a clearer understanding of the difference between the Holy Spirit and your spirit, and soul.

Today’s Tweets

September 25, 2021

Mark 4:14-20 is the explanation of the parable of the sower.

There are four types of soil.

Only one of those soils bears lasting fruit.

At the beginning of a person’s commitment to Christ, and for quite some time, it may not be obvious which type of “soil” they are.

But time will always tell, according to this parable.

If you have doubts about which type of “soil” you are, because you struggle with besetting sin, then you’ll need to clear that matter up.

Do you want to be “good soil”?

Is that what you want with all your heart?

Then you probably are good “soil”, by the grace of God.

“Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble” (2 Peter 1:10)

The scripture is still inspired and is the seed of the Gospel, which, when sown in the right soil, bears the fruits of salvation, regardless of the authenticity of the church setting.

And yet, out of honor and respect for the Lord Jesus Christ, we should be very vocal respectfully pointing out expressions of church which misrepresent Him, and explaining how they misrepresent Him.

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“Dead Babies Matter”

Yes, Joe?

There’s presently a congressional bill to allow full term abortions nationwide.

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There’s an eternal difference between being saved or not saved.

Are you saved?

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Aussie, peaceful protest is great, but weren’t these suckers democratically elected? What if the majority want a tyrannical government?

But there’s a vacuum of moral leadership.

America has far more potential good leaders.

Aussie is lacking.

Spiritually, Aussie is a bizarre place.

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Look at a full xray of yourself and know that the real you is more than simply a skeleton covered with meat. Am I getting religious now?

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To those who have a problem with God: be more concerned whether God has a problem with you.

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To speak out about something doesn’t necessarily mean you think you can change the world by speaking out. It could simply mean you think it’s wrong to keep silent.

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Serving God is forever.

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If someone has the Holy Spirit living in them you would think they would have the same standard of holiness as He does?

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In the New Testament, “church” describes the body of Christ, and it is also describes the action of gathering and relating between the members of His body. The Greek word means “an assembly”. An assembly describes a company of people, as well as the act of assembling. In other words, we are the church, and therefore we assemble or “do church” together. Assembling or gathering, regardless of the number, or the time or location, is church, because that’s what church is, an assembly or gathering. The purpose and function of the gathering defines it. Just gathering doesn’t make it church.

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“God is the sweetest friend, but the worst enemy.”

—Thomas Watson

He is an enemy of those who refuse His friendship and His terms, and insist on being His enemies.

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TRUTH BOMB

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Rom. 5:1-2)

You can’t be half justified before God – You either are, or you aren’t.

Make sure you are.

Make sure He has justified you by His death and resurrection, and not you trying to justify yourself.

Afghanistan

September 23, 2021

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“My Christian brother and his family are hiding in Afghanistan. They take turns staying awake and praying, while others sleep, as they’re being hunted. They have no passports, no visas, and very little of what they need most of all – hope.

Time is running out. They live in fear of a single knock on their hiding place door from the Taliban. They were sharing the gospel with others. Now, they’re just trying to survive. Even that is increasingly difficult. The small population of Christians in Afghanistan is rapidly vanishing.

Some have fled to the hills, others have retreated into the shadows, turning off their phones and hunkering down in whatever undisclosed locations they can find. Some have just gone missing completely. People are going missing and getting killed every day. I’m hearing harrowing stories of desperate parents. Children are being shot and beheaded.

The Taliban are taking the kids. “If you’re hiding, and they find your family, they’ll put the word out that ‘we’ve got your brother or son or daughter.’ They’re cutting off the heads of boys that are nine and ten.”

Two little girls managed to hide after their parents were murdered, but eventually, they got so hungry that they ventured out to the market. The Taliban found them, raped them, and beat them.

The Taliban are now going door-to-door taking women and children. People must mark their house with an ‘X’ if they have a girl over 12 years old, so that the Taliban can take them. If they find a young girl and the house was not marked they will execute the entire family.

Fathers are handing guns to their wives and daughters so that they can kill themselves if the terrorists come. Even hiding is a double-edged sword. “Every day,” one Christian recently reported, “I receive a phone call from a private number. A soldier warns me that if he sees me again, he’ll behead me.” The Taliban are tracking them, stalking them, warning them they know where they are.

Many believers have simply gone completely dark. My Christian brother hiding in Afghanistan is risking his life to communicate with me, as he huddles with his family in an undisclosed location, listening to the manhunt outside. But he’s running out of options. He knows the Taliban are killing the Christians to spread fear.

Christians hiding in Afghanistan are wondering if this night will be their last. My friend and his family are not afraid to die. Like many there, they are more afraid the world will forget them. “Pray for us,” he asked. “Pray that the Lord will put his angels around us.” “

Today’s Tweets

September 23, 2021

The world thinks that it can continue to survive and succeed without turning from evil and turning to Jesus Christ.

Think again.

God’s judgments will bring the greatest plans of man crashing down.

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It would be wise to make plans for eternity.

Understatement??

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Who ever you are, your life is redeemable.

There is a Redeemer.

Jesus Christ.

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I’m sure God would fill you with His Spirit if that’s what you REALLY want – if that’s the kind of life you actually want, and no other kind of life.

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“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

“But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand”

(Matthew 7:24-26)

Rock or sand foundation?

A rock is immovable, but sand shifts with the times.

A rock is unchangeable.

Sand is always changing.

If Jesus ever loved you, He still loves you. He remains the same.

If Jesus ever spoke, what He spoke still remains true.

But without doing what Jesus said your life will be destroyed.

Not because He doesn’t love you, but because you built on sand.

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God will not hear our complaints about people, but He will hear our prayers for them.

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Better to be unembarrassed about Jesus now than embarrassed to face Him later.

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To justify anything the Bible calls sin is to not have the holy fear of God, and this holy fear or reverence is the beginning of wisdom, scripture says, therefore, if we justify any sin we are fools, and lack the wisdom of God.

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Our attitude to prayer is a great indicator of our actual attitude to God. How seriously we take prayer indicates how seriously we take God.

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Gandhi defeated the British by peaceful protest. He said that if protest is violent then you’re no better than those you are protesting against.

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When a Christian’s emotional state doesn’t match what they believe, or contradicts what is true in Christ, instead of then buckling under the pressure of that emotional state, they push into God by faith and stand, having done all to stand. It drives them deeper into God, and not away from God.

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore…” (Eph. 6:13,14a)

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X – Which organization do you belong to?

Y – I don’t belong to an organization.

X – Then you must be an Independent?

Y – I’m not spiritually independent because I’m in fellowship and relationship with many Christians.

X – Then, who are you accountable to?

Y – The Christians I know, and who know me. If you want to know what kind of person I am you can ask them.

X – How does that work without an organization?

Y – It works because we have genuine friends whom we have known over many years, and who will question us and correct us if we stray from the truth, either doctrinally or morally.

X – But what if your friends are wrong, themselves, and therefore aren’t able to correct you?

Y – .That would be assuming my friends are lesser Christians, or less mature or knowledgeable than those in organizations. How would you know that for a fact?

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The starting and ending point of Christianity, the beginning and the end, and everything in between, is the fact that Christ lives in us, and we in Him. Everything stems from this fact. Everything hinges on our response to this fact, and what we do with this truth, and how this truth and reality impacts our life, the way we live, and what we do with our life.

Today’s Tweets

September 20, 2021

Those who gamble with the grace of God will lose the bet.

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The skill or art of Christian dialogue is to speak with grace, while not dancing around the truth.

What’s the point of speaking graciously if what you’re saying is false or dishonest?

That would be deceptive, smooth talking.

While, on the other hand, speaking the truth without grace is just as bad, as per 1 Cor. 13, and the clashing cymbals.

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Some random signs of Christian maturity:

  • You’re quick to forgive.
  • You pray for everyone you are in contact with.
  • Your conscience is more at peace than ever before.
  • The world has lost its attraction and pull on you.
  • You’re not in the least shocked or surprised by the state of the world.
  • You love the Lord more, now, than when you first believed.
  • You live a more victorious life over sin than ever before.
  • You have more genuine, inner joy than ever before.
  • You are less susceptible to distractions than before.
  • You’re wiser to know if you are being baited.
  • You are less impressed with anyone, including yourself, than previously.
  • You only want to do the will of God and faithfully finish the work He gave you.
  • You are more interested in Heaven and eternity than previously.
  • You eagerly look for the Lord’s return more than ever before.
  • You genuinely love to wait on the Lord.
  • You’re less interested in, or troubled by, people’s opinions of you.
  • You have more genuine love and care for people than before.
  • You have better control over your tongue than previously.

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“It has come to my attention that your educators are distributing essentially what is child pornography in the classroom…”

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You can’t do better than the Holy Spirit, or improve upon Him, so be led by Him.

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Is our world and God’s world two separate worlds?

As in the sentence, “Jack is living in his own world”.

Obviously, I’m not implying there is a separate world where God is not there.

The private world many people create and live in is their own world: a world without God.

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For genuine Christians, they don’t believe their feelings establish reality, because reality doesn’t hinge on how they feel – reality doesn’t change with how they feel, it doesn’t conform to our feelings, because genuine Christians believe in the reality of Christ regardless of their feelings, knowing that reality is reality, and it has nothing to do with fickle emotions.

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Not one religious figure in history has been able to save even one soul. They were not able to get even one person to Heaven. Nor could any of them save their own souls.

…Except for Jesus.

There’s a great multitude in Heaven today all because of Him.

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“Covid hysteria is greater in Democrat states/cities.”

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“Vaccine Bullying”

The latest form of abuse.

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The Good News/Gospel of Jesus Christ is the ultimate reality to cling to, because He is the ultimate reality.

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“It is foolish to preach a gospel of grace without repentance. There is no salvation without repentance. Jesus said, “Repent and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).”

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

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Seeing instances where anyone who disagrees with the Liberal narrative is falsely labeled “right wing”. This disingenuousness is a fundamental problem with that narrative.

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Some of my non-Christian friends might think Christianity means cathedrals, costumes, boring rituals…

Or, joyless, monotonous religious duties and obligations…

Or, dudes on TV flashing their pearly whites so you’ll throw some money at them…

But I ask you to open up the Bible to the New Testament and check if you can find any of these things in the life of Jesus, or in His disciples.

Jesus calls us to follow Him, and it is to Him all will one day give an account.

So, the rest is irrelevant.

Today’s Tweets

September 18, 2021

“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:13)

John doesn’t tell people they have eternal life just because they identify as Christian. He is not giving his assurance to people who might not have assurance (As is so common today. Many are trying to reassure those who have no assurance).

What he does do, however, is give them the tools, the right questions to ask themselves, so each person can determine, themselves, whether they have eternal life.

There’s a set of questions we are to ask ourselves – a test.

Only if those questions are truthfully answered in the affirmative can we be sure we have eternal life.

For example:

“We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.” (1 John 3:14)

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Sometimes we comment on topical issues simply because we have a sense of justice, and that sense comes from God.

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What is eternal life like?

“And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” (Rev. 21:3-5)

In Christ’s eternal Kingdom there will be no crying, sorrow, pain or death because the CAUSE of these things will no longer exist – sin will no longer exist.

Scripture describes the ultimate utopian society, in the Kingdom of Christ.

It will be a society just as real as the present one, in a physical landscape, with real houses, real jobs to do, real friends.. life goes on.. FOREVER.

And yet everyone you meet in this society knows you and loves you. And you will know and love them.

An unkind word is never again heard, for all eternity.

For all eternity you will not encounter even one prideful or selfish person.

Such things will be ancient history.

Their memory only existing because the memory of Calvary will never be erased, for all eternity.

Christ Jesus, the King, will bear the scars for eternity, and this reminder will forever be before our eyes.

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Heaven is as hi-tech as you can get.

But YOU will be the hi-tech, you won’t need any devices.

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Self glory is the pathway to a meaningless life.

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Call and Response

A disciple is a responder to the call of the Lord Jesus Christ.

He calls, they respond to His call.

This is how they live their life, answering and responding to the call of God.

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Selective outrage is one of the inequities of this world.

It’s closely allied to selective morality.

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Do we understand how the Holy Spirit worked in the ministry of the Lord Jesus?

There was no program.

It was relational.

The Holy Spirit’s ministry was according to real encounters with people.

Jesus didn’t come and just deliver a stage-managed sermon to Israel and then go.

The ministry was fluid, based on whom He was meeting, encountering and dialoging with at the time.

But it wasn’t confusion. The Holy Spirit orchestrated everything, even though nothing was planned like a human program.

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A journey is one thing.

And a journey with God is another thing altogether.

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Read something about Governments suppressing effective treatments, fearing they will interrupt the vaccine rollout. That is, if people know they can treat themselves cheaply and effectively at home, then they will be less willing to get jabbed.

It’s a special kind of stupid.

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There is no “spiritual” apart from true faith in Jesus Christ.

Unless you count communing with evil spirits as “spiritual”?

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No one (except Jesus) chose to be born. Our existence was not our idea. But here we are, and we had nothing to do with it.

For me, it’s a profound thought to ponder, that only a few short years back I did not exist.

(But an even more profound thought is that I will live forever in Christ Jesus.)

Now, since we had nothing to do with our existence in the first place, doesn’t it seem fair and reasonable to cheerfully acknowledge and yield to God’s claim on your life?

In this light, how could His claim be unreasonable?

Christians believe their existence is God’s idea, before and above it being the idea of their parents.

The fact that Jesus Christ promised eternal life for His disciples should settle any questions one has about their existence.

You’re here, and you can have eternal life.

Life, itself, is a miracle and a profound mystery, and eternal life an even greater truth.

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The greatest thing the world has taught me is that it is nothing.

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Mandates are a step closer to a totalitarian state.

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After six thousand years of war it’s not realistic to think that wars will cease, considering human nature has not changed. It will be more of the same.

But Jesus Christ will return and put an end to war.

Until then, they are here to stay.

The people who start wars laugh at pacifists. If only they would cooperate, eh?

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“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Cor. 6:19-20)

Our bodies belong to God and not to us. We are stewards or caretakers of His property.

Everything of which our life consists was bought at a price: the redeeming death of God’s Son on the Cross.

Our mind, our tongue, our desires, thoughts, our strength and abilities: they all belong to God.

For us, it’s a glorious truth, but for the world, it’s an affront to man’s arrogance.

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Shine the light! ??

Shine the light of His word.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”

“The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.”

(Psalm 119:105, 130)

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“God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

God so loved the world.

The world has not loved Him back.

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“You’re not forcing ME to take it!” That is, the jab.