For who He is

September 15, 2017

Those who hated Jesus hated Him for who He is, and nothing has changed. And those who loved Him loved Him for who He is, and that also hasn’t changed.

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God’s design

September 15, 2017

Husbands, your concern is to be good husbands, wives, your concern is to be good wives. This is God’s design.

It’s not the cinema

September 14, 2017

Christian friends, keep your ears and heart open to the voice of the Lord all week and perhaps He may want you to share some of it at church on Sunday? Church should not be like going to the cinema.

Sincerity

September 13, 2017

If we require sincerity in our friendships, how much more so does Jesus?

They would not like Him

September 13, 2017

Christianity is getting to the place where “Christians” would really not like Jesus if they met Him.

Unclean

September 13, 2017

The Bible mentions sexual “uncleanness” a lot, and it’s simply this, that marriage is holy, that is, clean, and anything else is unholy, that is, unclean.

A replacement for His voice

September 13, 2017

Tradition or formula replaces hearing His voice. This will be attractive to those who don’t want to sacrifice their time to wait on God and hear His voice, who don’t want a real relationship with Him, and yet still want to keep an outward form of religion going. It’s like a pilot only wanting to fly on auto-pilot so he can play with his phone.

Casual

September 13, 2017

Because “house church” is casual many times people become too casual.

Being clever

September 13, 2017

God doesn’t award any points for being clever, there is only His pleasure when we agree with Him.

A question

September 13, 2017

An authentic expression of the body of Christ (a church) is only possible by people being filled with the Holy Spirit as per the Book of Acts. See, if it was only possible then with the filling of the Holy Spirit, how could we think it’s possible now without the same ministry of the Spirit?

A lousy reward

September 12, 2017

If we receive praise from men then we already have our reward, and what a lousy reward that is.

So they can choose wisely

September 12, 2017

As Heaven and Hell both exist, people need to know what both places are like, so they can choose wisely their eternal home.

A case of wrong citizenship

September 12, 2017

(Philippians 3:17-21 [KJV]) Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

…More accurately, “our citizenship is in heaven”

Literally, “they set their mind on earthly things” ….. that’s an “enemy of the cross”.

Their “God is their belly”, literally, their selfish desires are their God.

They are far more at home here on earth than in heaven, their citizenship is not in heaven, it is here.

But the real clincher is that these whom Paul describes are notable people in the church, even “leaders”, and they’re not going to heaven when they die.

Why does God allow natural disasters?

September 12, 2017

Why does God allow natural disasters when He has the power to stop them?

 

The answer is in another question.

 

Why does God “allow” US to do wrong things when He has the power to stop us doing them?

Liberal issues

September 12, 2017

A “Jesus” who is different to the one recorded in the Bible, that is, a “Jesus” who is one of many ways to God, and who is not the “only begotten Son of God” is merely a mythological creation, not existing in reality.

 

In relation to Liberals I would be an Atheist, as I don’t believe their God exists.

 

When a Liberal hears the truth and knows it’s the truth, but believes he has the freedom to deny what he knows is true, if it will be advantageous to him, then he has several techniques at his disposal, and a common one is the “playing dumb” technique: “Oh, can we really be sure about anything?”

We need to take Liberals back to Golgotha, the Cross, stand before the Man hanging bleeding there, and tell them, “Say it to His face! Tell Him He is not the only way to God! Tell Him He is not the only begotten Son of God! Say it to His face that He is not dying for the sins of the world! Tell Him He is not the only sacrifice for sins! Tell Him His death does not reconcile sinners to God! Tell Him He is unreasonable and hateful to claim to be the only way to God! Tell it to His face!” …Because very soon you will indeed meet Him face to face on Judgment Day and you will have your opportunity to tell Him then.

 

 

Let’s watch it together

September 11, 2017

 

Wouldn’t it be prudent (and consistent) to not watch any movie (or anything) of which you would feel uncomfortable or embarrassed to watch it together with your Christian friends if they visited your home?

Identifying with success and glamor

September 11, 2017

“I know a lot of people were blessed and sincerely ministered to by what we sang on TV, and by what we said—but the overall picture, I’m afraid, seemed to say, ‘If you follow our formula, you’ll be like us,’ rather than, ‘If you do what Jesus says, you’ll be like Him.” It was certainly more exciting to follow us, because to follow us was to identify with success, with glamour, with a theology that made everything good and clean and well knit together. To identify with Jesus, however, meant to identify with the Cross.”

~ Patti Roberts

(ex-wife of Richard Roberts, son of Oral Roberts, pioneer televangelist)

They shall prophesy

September 11, 2017

(Acts 2:17-18) “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy”

How could anyone adopt an attitude which says this is not for today?

Someone might say, Yeah, but these are the days of the great falling away, so it’s not going to happen.

Okay, it’s true we are living in the days of the great falling away, but what about you, you haven’t fallen away, have you? Therefore you should be experiencing this reality of being filled with the Spirit and prophesying.

And if we are not experiencing the fullness of the Spirit it could only be we are filled with something else.

“…And they shall prophesy.”

Filled with the true Holy Spirit, and then “they shall prophesy”. The Holy Spirit speaks through them magnifying the Lord Jesus Christ, and calling people to Him.

Mysterious behavior

September 11, 2017

Here’s a little observation, i come across folks who arrogantly claim to understand the true mysteries of God, putting forward fleshly explanations for predestination, the Triune God, eternal judgment, while at the same time trying to make the simple, plain truths and commands of scripture mysterious. When someone does not love the truth then it is very convenient to label the things they don’t want to believe or obey as “mysteries”. There are mysteries, but it’s not all mystery. There is NOTHING at all mysterious about what Jesus Christ requires from man, how to be saved, and the consequences if you’re not.

Confidence

September 10, 2017

The nature of our relationships within the body of Christ accurately reflect the nature of our relationship to Christ – if we love His people, only then can we be confident we love Him (according to 1 John).