The Jews today are IMPOSTORS. They practice nothing of biblical Judaism and even if they did this means they reject and hate God because they reject and hate His Son. 1 John 2:23 (Which makes them no different than a muslim or atheist) Those who worship and exalt the jews of today are exalting and worshiping the antichrist. We owe the jews nothing (and Jesus everything) other than the gospel just as with all people including muslims. The jewish holy book/talmud is wicked and antichrist. There is no such thing as a judeo- christian because you can't study and obey God's word (bible) AND satan's word(talmud) It's one or the other and no child of God will want anything to do with the old because they belong to the new and free Jerusalem. This is a city not built with hands of man but God who is preparing many rooms (hearts of man) NOW TODAY! This New Jerusalem will be revealed to all the world when the Father is ready. Man can not bring on the day of the Lord by an "armageddon" war. There will be NO second chances for anyone even the jews when Jesus comes back to destroy the world. Jesus warned just as in Noah's day NOBODY was given a second chance and although they may have cried for one God destroyed them all except for His elect. God says He will laugh and mock at those who laughed and mocked at Him and His prophets and servants who warned. There is no holy land, priest, temple, or wall today only Christ is holy and those He indwells. Jesus is the cornerstone of this holy temple being prepared by the Father; a cornerstone changes direction; a new way. The old covenant is dead and gone FOREVER. These living stones are being added daily (some are jews and yes, even muslims!) and not one will be rejected by God although the world will hate and reject them just as they did our Lord Jesus. Clinging onto jewish fables and hebrew roots=rejecting Jesus Christ and embracing hell which is also being prepared by God for satan and his antichrist minions. Jesus says; Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. Time is late, it's time to WAKE UP!
Friday, July 31, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
All aspects of literal and natural adultery should be used, as the prophets did, in showing us our sins AGAINST JESUS CHRIST.
1. What does a husband feel, when he realizes his wife’s heart loves another man, even his enemy?
2. What does a husband feel, when he sees his wife’s eyes adoring and speaking to this enemy?
3. What does a husband feel, when his wife is discontented or frustrated, wishing life was different?
4. What does a husband feel, when his wife gives herself to another, repents, and does it again?
5. What does a husband feel, when his wife takes his gifts and gives them to another to buy love?
6. What does a husband feel, when his wife chases men and goes to them, not them coming to her?
7. What does a husband feel, when his wife tries new lovemaking and admits it came from another?
8. What does a husband feel, when his wife can talk with the most animated joy about other lovers?
9. The blessed God justly feels all these offences of our worldliness, just to a much greater degree.
10. It is your duty to take each of these cases and apply them to your treatment of the Lord Jesus.
When we have a Holy God living within us we SHOULD feel conviction over sinful things even if it's not a salvation issue. Sure, we may not go to hell for lying, gossiping, cussing getting drunk smoking weed getting tattoos etc. but does it quench and grieve the Holy Spirit within? If it does and we continue doing it we are missing out on intimacy with God and as any loving father He will chastise you and bring you to repentance (away from sin and idolatry and towards Christ and holiness). If not and you feel no conviction then maybe you need to question your salvation….Maybe God isn't your father. Maybe, as God says, you are a bastard child!
1 Cor 10:23All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. 24Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.…
1 Corinthians 6:12
"I have the right to do anything," you say--but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"--but I will not be mastered by anything.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
I suppose we are all hypocrites. There is none righteous no not one. Does that mean we are not to speak right from wrong? Those who have the living God within them can't contain Him! I've tried to stop speaking truth and I just can not do it. The things He puts on my heart are not easy fun fluffy feel good messages. It's harsh sometimes brutal and yes, I am viewed and labeled as a holier than thou hateful hypocrite. I am not holy and righteous but according to God I am. How? Because Christ has made me His holy living temple. I am nothing but a channel He speaks through and I say this not in pride but 100% truth. God is very grieved and angered by the false teachers of today. This is nothing new. He is very upset at His Holy Name being used in vain by lip lovers and name claimers who say one thing with their mouth yet their hearts say another. Imagine how you would feel if you could see everyones heart! They would be speaking one thing to you yet their hearts were complete opposite. I would HATE this. It would cause me to want to vomit. This is how God sees things. He knows every hearts intention and that is all He really cares about. He wants our hearts to adore and worship Jesus above all else and when this happens we change. We can't help but change. From the INSIDE out.
When I became born again my first and foremost prayer was to be an empty channel for the Holy Spirit to use and speak through. I asked Him to remove all of my bitterness, hidden agendas, and pride because I want nothing to come between us. God answered my prayer and although I'm FAR FAR FAR from perfect I yield completely to my heavenly Father daily for His will to be done not mine. Because everything I touch I seem to ruin. I'm the most selfish unloving person I know. (Although mothering came natural to me and I would kill for my children.) However, I live and breath for Christ and no other reason. I submit and surrender at His feet daily as all God's children should. And Christ does speak through me and His message is NOT always comfortable as He did not make me a teddy bear. I know I offend people but making friends is not my goal in life.
The world wide web is a web of deception no doubt as this whole world is a web of lies but to limit the Holy Spirit and say any work for God's Kingdom done on- line is supporting the devil is silly and putting more faith in satan than Christ Jesus! I have seen anointed vessels of Christ on the internet shedding much truth on lies and although very few I am grateful and sure they are producing much fruit pleasing to God because they too have surrendered all to Christ. I guess we shouldn't buy gasoline or pay taxes either? Don't' limit what God can do. He has always used corrupt sinful man to do His will here on earth. And He is working mightily in these last days shedding His light on evil by those who have no fear of man but the Lord God alone.
WE CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE (UNTIL WE'RE READY) TO COME TO GOD. BECAUSE WE DON'T CHOOSE GOD…GOD CHOOSES US!! JOHN 6:65
So then what does Scripture teach? Who will be saved?
The Bible teaches that God elected His people in Christ before time began. “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world...” (Eph. 1:4). This election was out of God’s mere free grace and love, with nothing in the creature as a condition or cause inducing Him to do this. “(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)... So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy” (Rom. 9:11, 16).
The Bible teaches that Christ did His atoning work on behalf of His elect people, and no others. “Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it” (Eph. 5:25). “I lay down my life for the sheep” (Jn. 10:15). “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine” (John 17:9).
The Bible teaches total depravity, that is, that man, in every part of his nature (intellect, emotions and will) is hopelessly ruined by the fall. Fallen man is dead in trespasses and sins and cannot give himself spiritual birth. Regeneration is entirely the working of our gracious, sovereign God. “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2:1). “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (Jn. 1:13).
The Bible teaches that God is absolutely sovereign and all-powerful. “...the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.... and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?” (Dan. 4:32, 35). “The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power...” (Ps. 110:2-3). “For who hath resisted his will?” (Rom. 9:19). “Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth” (Rev. 19:6). If God’s will cannot be resisted, then His grace cannot be resisted either; His grace is irresistible.
The Bible teaches that Christ’s true sheep have eternal life and shall never perish. “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand” (Jn. 10:27-29).
Monday, July 27, 2015
Arthur W. Pink (1886-1952)
"And they shall be Mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up My jewels" (Mal. 3:17).
To whom is God here referring? Who are the favored ones whom He terms His "Jewels"? The previous verse tells us, "Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon His name." A twofold description is there given by which the people of God may be identified: they have a reverential awe and profound respect of God's majesty and authority; they have a deep love and adoration for Him—evidenced by their thinking upon His name.
It almost surprises one to learn that the great and self-sufficient God has "jewels," but our surprise increases to astonishment when we learn that these "jewels" are living creatures, and astonishment gives place to overwhelming amazement when we discover that these living creatures are fallen and depraved sinners redeemed from among the children of men. Truly, nothing but Divine grace would ever liken such wretched worms of the dust, unto precious stones. Yet that is the very thing which we find God doing in our text. It is not the unfallen angels, nor the holy seraphim and exalted cherubim who are spoken of as Jehovah's valued treasure, but lost and ruined sinners saved by amazing grace!
Saints are likened unto wheat, fish, trees, stars, but here to "jewels"; the figure is a deeply interesting and instructive one. In Isaiah 55:8-9 we read, "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts." This is seen in the difference between human and Divine estimates of relative values. The world's standard of worth is very different from that of God's. Who are the immortals of human history? Caesar, Charlemagne, Napoleon: soldiers and warriors. Among statesmen and politicians we may mention Gladstone and Lincoln: among dramatists, Goethe and Shakespeare. Those were great in the eyes of earth; but who were great in the eyes of Heaven? For the most part they were unknown down here. They were humble and lowly, insignificant in the affairs of the world. Their names were never chronicled among men; but they were written in the Lamb's Book of Life!
It is noteworthy that our text is found in the book of Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament, which corresponds in many respects with the character of our days, as we seem to be nearing the end of the New Testament era. As the late C. H. Spurgeon pointed out, "These words were spoken in a very graceless age, when religion was peculiarly distasteful to men; when they scoffed at God's altar, and said of His service, 'What a weariness it is!' and scornfully asked, 'What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance?' Yet even those dark nights were not uncheered by bright stars.
Though the house of national worship was often deserted, there were secret conventicles of those who 'feared the Lord,' and who 'spoke often one to another,' and our God, who regards quality more than quantity, had respect to these elect twos and threes. He 'hearkened and heard,' and so approved of that which He heard that He takes notes of it, and declared that He will publish it. 'A book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon His name'! Yes, and He valued so much these hidden ones that He called them His 'jewels,' and declared in the great day when He should gather together His retinue, His regalia, the peculiar treasure of kings, He would look upon these hidden ones as being more priceless than emeralds, rubies, or pearls."
So it is now when all godly testimony has broken down, when Christendom is in spiritual ruins. Many of God's dear children no longer have the privilege of church fellowship, for they dare not attend the modern "synagogues of Satan." But some of them still have the joy of meeting with little groups of fellow pilgrims, seeking to strengthen one another's hands as they journey through this wilderness scene. But there are others of God's "scattered" (John 11:52) saints, who are cut off from practically all real Christian fellowship, isolated ones, who have to mourn with David, "I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the housetop" (Psalm 102:7). Yet, though they can no longer "speak often one to another," they still have the holy and blessed privilege of thinking upon that Name which is above every name. These, too, shall be numbered among His precious treasure in the day when He shall "make up His jewels."
Let us now endeavor to ponder this beautiful figure, and reverently enquire why the Lord has likened His people to "jewels."
1. Because of their inestimable VALUE in His sight. This is an exceedingly hard thing for the Christian to really grasp, for he feels such a wretched and worthless creature in himself. That the Lord of Glory should deem him of any consequence is difficult to conceive, that He regards him as of great worth "passes knowledge." Yet so it is. The Scriptures are very plain on this point. They declare, "For the Lord's portion is His people" (Deut. 32:9). They speak of, "The riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints" (Eph. 1:18). The Lord Jesus likens His Church unto "one pearl of great price," so that He "went and sold all that He had, and bought it" (Matt. 13:46).
From the remotest antiquity men have thought much of precious stones, and fabulous prices have been paid for them. With great ardor and toil, do men hunt after gold, but with even greater eagerness and labor will they seek the diamond. Hundreds of men will labor for a whole year in one of the diamond mines of Africa, and the entire result of their efforts may be held in the palm of your hand. Princes have been known to barter their estates in order to obtain some gem of peculiar brilliance and rare excellence. More desirable still are His saints in the esteem of the Lord Jesus. The value of a thing in the eyes of its possessor may be gauged by the price he was willing to pay for it. So valuable was the Church unto Christ that He gave Himself for it, and shed His "precious blood" to purchase it for Himself. Thus, the saints are likened unto "jewels" because of the great value which the Lord places upon them.
2. Because of their DIVINE CREATION. "A jewel is the production of God. Diamonds have been burned, and other jewels have been resolved into their elements; but, after the most laborious attempts, no chemist has yet been able to make a diamond. Men can cut the Gordian knot, but they cannot tie it again. Lives have been wasted in attempts to produce precious stones, but the discovery is still unmade; they are the secret productions of God's own skill, and chemists fail to tell how they are produced, then though they know their elements. So the world thinks it knows what a Christian is, but it cannot make one. All the wit in the world put together could not find out the secret of the heaven-born life; and all the sacraments, vestments, priests, prayers, and paraphernalia of Popery cannot create a Christian. The Lord alone can create a child of grace, and a Christian is as much a miracle, as was Lazarus when he rose from the tomb. It is as great a work of Deity to create a believer as it is to create a world!" (C.H. Spurgeon)
This is the basic reason why the saints are precious unto the heart of the Lord Jesus: He regards and receives them as the Father's workmanship, the Father's gift unto Him. This comes out, again and again in that wondrous 17th Chapter of John: "I have manifested Your name unto the men which You gave Me out of the world: Yours they were, and You gave them Me" (v. 6). "I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours" (v. 9). From all eternity Christ viewed them in the glass of God's decrees, and before the foundations of the earth were laid His "delights were with the sons of men" (Proverbs 8:31). Because the Father had, by His predestinating purpose, fashioned His elect as vessels "unto honor" (Romans 9:21) the Son prizes them as of infinite value.
3. Because of their RARITY. It is this, chiefly, which constitutes the value of precious stones. Were they numerous and common, found in the soil of every man's garden, they would not be so costly, nor so highly esteemed. The number of perfect large diamonds, called paragons, is very small; and so we read, "Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called" (1 Cor. 1:26). Possibly the disparity between diamonds and the pebbles of the brook is no greater than that which exists, numerically, between the regenerate and the unregenerate. The Lord Jesus plainly declared that God's flock is only a "little" one (Luke 12:32), and that few find that narrow way that leads unto Life (Matt. 7:14). God had never likened His people unto "jewels" had they been nearly so numerous as is now popularly supposed.
4. Because of their BEAUTY. The jewel is prized for its luster. It is the brilliance of the gem which, in a great measure, is the evidence and test of its value. It is said that the colors of jewels are the brightest known, and are the nearest approaches to the rays of the solar spectrum that have yet been discovered. See how the diamond flashes and sparkles! And yet its beauty and brilliance are not so much inherent. Examine it in a dark room, and it emits no radiance. It is simply a reflector: its glory is borrowed from the light.
So it is with the saint: his loveliness is a loveliness which has been placed upon him, imputed to him. "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels" (Isaiah 61:10). It is very blessed to develop this aspect of our subject. To His disciples the Lord Jesus said, "You are the light of the world" (Matt. 5:14), and why are they so? Because He could say "I am the light of the world" (John 8:12). The light of a Christian is a reflected one. That supplies the key to that little understood exhortation, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven" (Matt. 5:16): "so shine" that Christ gets all the glory; "so shine" that we make it clear and plain to all that whatever goodness or righteousness there is in us, and whatever fruits are produced by us, all is from Christ as the Root. "For you were once darkness, but now are you light in the Lord" (Eph. 5:8)—yes "in the Lord"!
5. Because of their VARIETY. Precious stones vary considerably both in color and in size, kind and value, brilliance and worth. If order is Heaven's first law, variety is certainly its second, for there is no uniformity in the ways and works of God, though there is a blessed underlying unity. So it is among gems, all are valuable, but all are not the same. There is the clear diamond, the red ruby, the green emerald, the blue sapphire, the violet amethyst. Probably there is not a single ray of the spectrum which is not reflected by some of them. So it is among the saints. All are God's children, all bear the marks of the Divine "workmanship" (Eph. 2:10), all are equally precious to Christ, but all are not alike. Beautifully was this typified of old in the breastplate of Israel's high priest: twelve different precious stones adorned it, representing the tribes of Israel. No two of these gems were alike, but all were equally near to Aaron's heart!
This brings before us an important aspect of the truth which we do well to ponder. What difference we perceive between Thomas and John, between Peter and Paul; yet all were the Apostles of Christ. So it is now among the saints: there is almost endless variety in their capacities, their talents, their growth, the varying graces which they manifest. No one gem reflects all the colors of the spectrum, and no one believer exhibits all the excellencies of Christ. As the varied rays of the spectrum are distributed among jewels, so the varied excellencies of Christ are distributed among His people: one is conspicuous for meekness, another for courage; one for gentleness, another for firmness; one for patience, another for love. God's people are not all alike, and never will be; and all attempts at uniformity must fail. But it matters little whether we shine with the sapphire's blue, or the emerald's green, or the ruby's red—so long as we are the Lord's on the Day when He makes up His jewels.
6. Because of their DURABILITY. Precious stones are one of the very few things in this world which, notwithstanding the flight of time, neither decay nor die; and thus do they strikingly intimate in the natural realm, that eternal life which pertains to the spiritual world. Diamonds are exceedingly hard: many of them will cut glass, while they cannot be scratched with the sharpest file. Many of them will be uninjured by the most potent acid; they will endure the test of fire; they are practically imperishable. In this also they resemble the Christian, who has within him a principle which is incorruptible, undefiled, and destined to endure forever. The world has often tried to destroy God's people, but all their efforts to do so have been futile. The empty professor, the sham gem, is like a "paste" diamond: it quickly succumbs to trial; but the genuine child of God endures to the end, and shall reign with Christ forever and ever.
7. Because of their HISTORY. This is very striking indeed, and a separate sermon might well be devoted to enlarging thereon.
First, think of their lowly origin. Trees grow in parks, and flowers in the garden—but jewels are discovered in the mud and mire of earth. Even the lovely pearl is housed in the rough and unsightly shell of the oyster; while diamonds are found in the deep mines, in the depths of the earth. What a parable and picture of the joint-heirs with Christ in their natural state! each of which has to own, "Behold, I was shaped in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me" (Psalm 51:5). Well did God say to Israel of old, "Look unto the rock whence you are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence you are dug" (Isaiah 51:1). O the lowly origin of the Christian: "He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock" (Psalm 40:2).
Second, consider the cutting of them. As the precious gem has been located and removed from its original position, the skillful fingers of the lapidary must work upon it. It has to be cut into a proper shape and many facets given to it, for in its original state it is rough and unsymmetrical. So it is with the elect of God. In their natural state they are "darkness" and quite incapable of reflecting the Light. But the Divine Lapidary, the Holy Spirit, after having sought them out, regenerates them. And what is the instrument He employs in this work? Why, the Word of God, which is "living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit" (Heb. 4:12). There is the spiritual cutting of God's "jewels." The "sword of the Spirit" (Eph. 6:17) enters the conscience, searches the heart—and cuts down pride, self-will, and self-righteousness.
Third, consider the polishing of them. This also forms an important part of the lapidary's work: he must smooth down the rough edges, and polish each facet so that it may sparkle the more gloriously; and often that is a long and tedious process. Thus it is in the history of the Christian. God does not take him to Glory the moment he is regenerated. No, though a spiritual life has been communicated to him, he needs to pass through many and varied experiences before he is ripe and ready for Heaven.
Ah, does not the spiritual reader perceive what we now have in mind? The reason you are still left in this world is because the Spirit has not yet finished the work of polishing your soul; you are not yet ready to be placed among the crown-jewels of the King. Here, then, is a comforting and heartening thought: let us seek to remind ourselves when passing through fiery trials, when smarting under chastisement—that it is part of the polishing process!
8. Because of their glorious DESTINY. "Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God." (Isaiah 62:3). What marvelous words are these—for faith and hope to lay hold of, for our feeble intellects cannot grasp them! Wondrous is it to think of rough stones, which first look like small pebbles, being found in the mud and mire of earth; then cut and polished until they scintillate with a brilliancy surpassing any earthly object, and being given an honored place in the diadem of a monarch. But infinitely more wonderful is it that poor lost sinners, saved by sovereign grace, should be among the crown-jewels of the Son of God.
But He will yet "present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy" (Jude 24). Then shall He say to the Father, "The glory which You gave Me I have given them" (John 17:22). Then shall be fulfilled that word, "When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe" (2 Thess. 1:10). "And they shall be Mine, says the Lord Almighty, in that day when I make up My jewels" (Mal. 3:17). That Day has not yet arrived, but it is not far distant: "For yet a little while, and He who shall come will come, and will not tarry" (Heb. 10:37).
What is meant by "When I make up My jewels"? Is it not when the complete number of His redeemed are regenerated and polished? Is it not when He shall descend from Heaven with a shout, resurrect the sleeping saints and transform the living ones and rapture them together, so that we shall "ever be with the Lord" (1 Thess. 4:16, 17): "make up" (Mal. 3:17), "caught up" (1 Thess. 4:17)!
One once wrote: "Earthly jewels sometimes get separated from their owner, Christ's jewels never: 'For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life . . . nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord' (Romans 8:38, 39). Earthly jewels are sometimes lost—Christ's jewels never: 'I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand' (John 10:28). Earthly jewels are sometimes stolen—Christ's jewels never: 'in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal' (Matt. 6:20)."
Sunday, July 26, 2015
I SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE VERY KING OF SINNERS, IF GOD HAD LET ME ALONE.
By C.H. SPURGEON
"Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you." [John 15:16]
Sometimes, when I see some of the worst characters in the street, I feel as if my heart must burst forth in tears of gratitude that God has never let me act as they have done! I have thought, if God had left me alone, and had not touched me by His grace, what a great sinner I should have been! I should have run to the utmost lengths of sin, dived into the very depths of evil, nor should I have stopped at any vice or folly, if God had not restrained me. I feel that I should have been a very king of sinners, if God had let me alone.
I cannot understand the reason why I am saved, except upon the ground that God would have it so. I cannot, if I look ever so earnestly, discover any kind of reason in myself why I should be a partaker of Divine grace. If I am not at this moment without Christ, it is only because Christ Jesus would have His will with me, and that will was that I should be with Him where He is, and should share His glory. I can put the crown nowhere but upon the head of Him whose mighty grace has saved me from going down into the pit.
Looking back on my past life, I can see that the dawning of it all was of God; of God effectively. I took no torch with which to light the sun, but the sun enlightened me. I did not commence my spiritual life—no, I rather kicked, and struggled against the things of the Spirit: when He drew me, for a time I did not run after Him: there was a natural hatred in my soul of everything holy and good. Wooings were lost upon me—warnings were cast to the wind—thunders were despised; and as for the whispers of His love, they were rejected as being less than nothing and vanity. But, sure I am, I can say now, speaking on behalf of myself, "He only is my salvation." It was He who turned my heart, and brought me down on my knees before Him. I can in very deed, say with Doddridge and Toplady—
"Grace taught my soul to pray,
And made my eyes o'erflow;"
and coming to this moment, I can add—
"'Tis grace has kept me to this day,
And will not let me go."
And made my eyes o'erflow;"
and coming to this moment, I can add—
"'Tis grace has kept me to this day,
And will not let me go."
Well can I remember the manner in which I learned the doctrines of grace in a single instant. Born, as all of us are by nature, an Arminian, I still believed the old things I had heard continually from the pulpit, and did not see the grace of God. When I was coming to Christ, I thought I was doing it all myself, and though I sought the Lord earnestly, I had no idea the Lord was seeking me.
I do not think the young convert is at first aware of this. I can recall the very day and hour when first I received those truths in my own soul—when they were, as John Bunyan says, burnt into my heart as with a hot iron, and I can recollect how I felt that I had grown on a sudden from a babe into a man—that I had made progress in Scriptural knowledge, through having found, once for all, the clue to the truth of God. One week-night, when I was sitting in the house of God, I was not thinking much about the preacher's sermon, for I did not believe it. The thought struck me, HOW DID YOU COME TO BE A CHRISTIAN? I sought the Lord. BUT HOW DID YOU COME TO SEEK THE LORD? The truth flashed across my mind in a moment—I should not have sought Him unless there had been some previous influence in my mind to MAKE ME seek Him. I prayed, thought I, but then I asked myself, HOW CAME I TO PRAY? I was induced to pray by reading the Scriptures. HOW CAME I TO READ THE SCRIPTURES? I did read them, but what led me to do so?
Then, in a moment, I saw that GOD WAS AT THE BOTTOM OF IT ALL, and that HE was the Author of my faith, and so the whole doctrine of grace opened up to me, and from that doctrine I have not departed to this day, and I desire to make this my constant confession, "I ascribe my change wholly to God."
The FIRST CAUSE of your union with Christ lies in the PURPOSE OF GOD who gave you grace in Christ Jesus from before the foundation of the world. And as to the purpose, so to the power of God is your union with Christ to be attributed. HE brought you into Christ; you were a stranger, HE brought you near; you were an enemy, He reconciled you.
You had never come to Christ to seek for mercy if first of all the Spirit of God had not appeared to you to SHOW YOU your need, and to LEAD YOU to cry for the mercy that you needed. Through God's operation as well as through God's decree you are this day in Christ Jesus. It will do your souls good, my brethren, to think of this very common-place truth. Many days have passed since your conversion, it may be, but do not forget what a high day the day of your new birth was; and do not cease to give glory to that mighty power which brought you out of darkness into marvellous light.
YOU DID NOT CONVERT YOURSELF; IF YOU DID, YOU STILL HAVE NEED TO BE CONVERTED AGAIN!
Your regeneration was not of the will of man, nor of blood, nor of birth; if it were so, let me tell you the sooner you are rid of it the better. THE ONLY TRUE REGENERATION IS OF THE WILL OF GOD AND BY THE OPERATION OF THE HOLY GHOST. "By the grace of God I am what I am." He "has begotten us again unto a lively hope." "He that hath wrought us to the selfsame thing is God." "OF HIM are ye in Christ Jesus." Through the operation and will and purpose of God are you this day a member of Christ's body and one with Jesus.
Friday, July 24, 2015
I used to think the Holy Sprit was a "gentle"man who never forced Himself on anyone. But scripture proves me wrong. The Holy Spirit is described as a consuming fire and what God wants God gets! Did God ask Mary if she was willing to become pregnant with the Son of God? Did God give Jonah a chance or was He forceful to get His will done? Sure, God allowed Jonah to run for a while but in the end God won the battle. Did Jesus force Himself on Paul or did He gently convince Him of truth? Did the Holy Spirit give John the baptist a choice? Were any of the disciples given a choice to leave all and follow Jesus? Or Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Noah? Would any man willingly lay down for days on end eating dung in humiliation before all men? What prevented Noah from giving up and giving in when the entire world was against him year after year? Jeremiah vowed never again to speak of God but the Fire within overruled. Scripture proves time and time again it is God who wills man to do good. Jesus being the author and finisher of our faith to accomplish the Father's will. Scripture also proves God allows man to fall (just as Peter did 3 times, and Solomon many times) in order to teach us (Romans 15:4) without God life is meaningless and without the Holy Spirit we are and can do NOTHING. The Father will also chastise and punish His children sometimes harshly but never will He forsake or abandon them. When God chooses a man it's for good because THANKFULLY God's mercy does not depend on man who runs or wills but God; and Christ alone gets all glory praise and honor through His vessels of gold and silver as well as those vessels of dishonor to be cast out and destroyed.
There is no denying when you've been drawn to the Father by the Father and created anew. I see my relatives who grew up in the church system claiming to be "born again" and saved, claiming Jesus as Lord, yet they are covering their bodies with tattoos, filling their bellies with wine beer and drugs, gossiping slandering and hating, condoning and compromising with abominations and evildoers….They are liars. I say this not out of hate or unrighteous judgement but righteous judgement and pitty. I never grew up in the church system, knew nothing of God and the bible and did nothing to "accept" Jesus Christ and salvation. it was ALL GOD! He chose me, justified me and sanctifies and chastises me daily as His own child. I live for Him now not this world or my own wicked pleasures. And now those family members call me wicked, unloving, hypocrite, cult worshiper, holier than thou…When really they are the unloving hypocrite. They are the ones sitting in church every week living a lie. They are the ones who think they did something to save themselves. They are the ones who refuse to surrender submit and fully rely on Christ to live a new life devoted to the service and will of the Father instead of self. It's evident those who are true sheep and those who are fake. I take everything God says to heart because I live and see it daily. Those who claim His name yet know Him not. It's a stench in His nostrils. God would rather people be honest with themselves than live a lie. How would a husband feel if his wife took and claimed his name yet screwed around with every man in town? Name claimers are an abomination and soon all truth will be revealed and liars and deceptions destroyed…
Marlon Timones wrote~
The changes we experience as we accept Christ are so radical we are considered "new." 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" This "new creation" is the Greek kainos, which means "something just made which is unlike anything else in existence." We are not cleaned out or covered over; we are as new as the world on the first day of creation. This newness manifests itself in our spiritual condition, our relationships, and our hearts.Spiritually, in Christ we are alive for the first time. Ephesians 2:1 describes the old self as "dead in [its] trespasses and sins." Our new self is at peace with God (Romans 5:1) and alive in Christ (Ephesians 2:4-5). In addition, God has conformed us to His image (Romans 8:29), and releases us from condemnation (Romans 8:1).In our relationship with God, we are no longer His enemies, we are His children. Romans 3:10-11 describes the old self: "There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God." Romans 5:10 describes the old self as enemies of God. Hosea 2:23, however, predicts the change of God's heart toward us: "I will say to those called 'Not my people,' 'You are my people'; and they will say, 'You are my God.'" And Galatians 3:26 announces the arrival of our new position in Christ: "For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus."With regard to other people, in Christ we are part of a family. Where once we were "foreigners and strangers," we are now "fellow citizens with God's people and also members of His household" (Ephesians 2:19). The old self is alone, but the new is part of "one body, and each member belongs to all the others" (Romans 12:5). Not only a part, but an irreplaceable part (1 Corinthians 12:18) of a cohesive whole (1 Corinthians 12:25-26).Personally, our new hearts mean our character can change. We become less concerned with the world, and more concerned with living as God intends (Romans 12:2). We care more about others, and less about ourselves (Philippians 2:3-4). When we accepted Christ, God automatically took us as His children and established us into the church family. Our heart changes, however, are gradual (2 Corinthians 3:18). We possess a new heart (Ezekiel 11:19), but we need to intentionally train it (2 Peter 1:5-2). This is only possible because the new self is released from sin and death and free to follow God (Romans 8:6-8).In Christ we are a new creation, and this newness affects every area of our lives. For the first time, we become spiritually alive. We go from being God's enemies to His children. We have a new life as a part of a new family. And we are free to follow God and care about others. In Christ, we become more like Christ.
~DRE (I will add that we do not accept Christ but it is He who Draws - Drags us out of this world to Himself)
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
I don't know why but God has really been putting this on my heart lately. There is a sin which is unforgivable, some say blasphemy of the Holy Ghost, lying to God, and the story in Acts 5:1-10 was mentioned also where God killed 2 church members for their greed and lying. God's word makes it very clear we are not to associate with those who call themselves "believers" yet live like they are not. We are COMMANDED to expel them. Scripture isn't speaking about those who claim they don't want or need Jesus but those who claim they are saved and claim Jesus as Lord and Savior. They are liars and it makes me wonder…are they blaspheming the Holy Spirit? Are they forever condemned and given over to reprobate minds? Only God knows. But I see so much of it even in my own family and neighborhood that it makes me ill. The Father will never cast out His own but His own will not live a lifestyle of sin. They will not remain addicted to alcohol, drugs, porn, lying, gossip, freemasonry, adultery, envy, and love for worldliness. That would make God a liar because He says those He justifies God sanctifies, chastises, and refines by His Spirit….. (Hebrews 12:6) (1 Cor 6:11) (Daniel 11:35) (Romans 8:30)
Expel the Immoral Brother
1 Cor 5…10 I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. 11But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler-- not even to eat with such a one. 12For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?…
2 Thessalonians 3:6
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
There's a lie going around that Jesus died for all and all will be saved. If this were true you would have to throw out this entire chapter of John. Jesus knew from the beginning who would believe in Him and who would not. Jesus called the betrayer, Judas, the devil. Can satan and his minions repent? Only those the Father has given to Jesus will Christ indwell and save. Satan entered Judas hours before he betrayed Jesus, and the Father ALLOWED it. To say otherwise means satan has more power than Almighty God. Scripture is written for the saved since an unsaved/unregenerate man has no Holy Spirit to give him enlightenment and interpret the truth. This is why we have so much apostasy, heresy, and false religions today. Self anointed pastors without the power of the Holy Spirit are feeding the masses human knowledge. They are void the mind of Christ therefore void and blind to the truth. Those who are of the flesh love man made doctrine while those of the Spirit cringe rebuke and flee while being called devils, haters, prideful, and know it alls. Those who eat from the bread of life (Christ) will not eat from the devils table. The Christ rejecters eat straight from the hand of satan in his many synagogues while they worship their golden calves (nations, flags, races, religions, temples and walls) and dumb dog preachers.
35 Jesus replied, I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry, and he who believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me will never thirst any more (at any time).
36 But [as] I told you, although you have seen Me, still you do not believe and trust and have faith.
37 All whom My Father gives (entrusts) to Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, no never, reject one of them who comes to Me].
38 For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will and purpose but to do the will and purpose of Him Who sent Me.
39 And this is the will of Him Who sent Me, that I should not lose any of all that He has given Me, but that I should give new life and raise [them all] up at the last day.
40 For this is My Father’s will and His purpose, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day.
41 Now the Jews murmured and found fault with and grumbled about Jesus because He said, I am [Myself] the Bread that came down from heaven.
42 They kept asking, Is not this Jesus, the [d]Son of Joseph, Whose father and mother we know? How then can He say, I have come down from heaven?
43 So Jesus answered them, Stop grumbling and saying things against Me to one another.
44 No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws him and gives him the desire to come to Me, and [then] I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day.
45 It is written in [the book of] the Prophets, And they shall all be taught of God [have Him in person for their Teacher]. Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to Me—
46 Which does not imply that anyone has seen the Father [not that anyone has ever seen Him] except He [Who was with the Father] Who comes from God; He [alone] has seen the Father.
47 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, he who believes in Me [who adheres to, trusts in, relies on, and has faith in Me] has (now possesses) eternal life.
48 I am the Bread of Life [that gives life—the Living Bread].
BEWARE OF THE ZIONIST CHRISTIAN CULT
God said to Abraham: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. The Zionist christian cult inserts Israel where it is not
Who does God say are heirs according to His promise to Abraham?
Galations 3:29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise
FLESH/BLOODLINE/COLOR MEANS NOTHING TO GOD!
Romans 9:8That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
THE ZIONIST CHRISTIAN CULT SPEAK A DIFFERENT GOSPEL AND ACCORDING TO PAUL THEY ARE ACCURSED! RUN! COME OUT!!
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! 9As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! GAL 1:8
Only those who have the Holy Spirit/anointing can claim this promise. (Those who are not born again by the act of the Holy Spirit are not of God but of the devil. Romans 8:9) Those who hate their sin and give every thought captive to Jesus can claim this promise. Those who confess their sins daily and have faith the Holy Spirit will give them strength to overcome sin instead of letting sin overcome them can claim this promise. (Those who give in and give up are denying the power of the Holy Spirit) 2 Tim 3:5 Prov 24:16 Those who coddle and hide their sin from God are still under the law and can not claim this promise. Those who refuse the correction and conviction of the Holy Spirit are searing their conscience and falling deeper and deeper into the pit of deception. The false cheap grace satan has fed them. They don't hunger and thirst for righteousness and holiness. They hate God's anointed and reject Christ by rejecting Him through His faithful servants. There is no greater freedom or joy than walking in His Spirit free from the heaviness of sin and death! Although the enemy has blinded the majority from seeing the blessed power of the cross……. 1 Cor 1:18 2 Cor 2:15-16
Friday, July 17, 2015
How can we make the world a better place? By spending as much time on our spiritual health as we do on our physical health. By storing up as much spiritual treasures as we do earthly treasures. The world thinks investing in a college degree is of most importance for a better world but we have the greatest minds and degrees of any other time in history yet environmental and moral decay is at an all time LOW. Jesus isn't impressed with the world's wisest and fittest and wealthiest because He knows it all counts for nothing if our souls are dead. True change comes from within. Jesus IS life and the only way to restoration and regeneration. Sadly the majority reject Him and the proof (corrupt world) is visible even to an atheist.
We shouldn't believe everything we hear but we shouldn't reject everything we hear either. Of course there are those who cry wolf and lie which ruins it for those who actually speak truth. There are evil girls who lie about being raped who discredit innocent rape victims who boldly speak out. There are conspiracy theorists who love a lie that ruin validation of a true trumpet blowers dire warning. There are true prophets of God who speak hard core truth that sounds like hate to a crooked sin loving generation but even more so are the false prophets who instill fear to market their product and feed their ill gotten gains. God will hold us accountable for what we do with the knowledge we have been given. God does send people our way, either as a test or a blessing. We should always investigate and seek after truth and never be lazy or dependent on others to do the leg work for us. It's dangerous to be so consummed with the cares of this world that we carelessly miss God speaking to us through something or someone. Sometimes a lie is more believable than the truth..
We were not saved/anointed with the Holy Spirit to remain silent! It's impossible to keep quiet when consumed with Holy Spirit fire. In fact a sure sign of a converted saved and Holy Spirit sealed soul is not a quiet silent fearful one but one who speaks more of Christ than the world. A saved soul awakened and surrendered to the Holy Spirit can't be shut up or silenced! (Even in the presence of unbelievers and ungodly places) Only satan and his minions try to silence those who are on fire. It goes against scripture to say we are to remain silent or only preach the gospel and never warn and convict others. Are you on fire for God or are you quenching His Holy Spirit fire?
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
1. to criticize or correct, esp. gently.
2. to express strong disapproval of; censure.
3. Obs. to disprove or refute.
4. to speak in reproof.
Matthew 10:27"What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops. 28"Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.…
Oswald Chambers: "Conviction of sin is one of the rarest things that ever strikes a man. It is the threshold of an understanding of God. Jesus Christ said that when the Holy Spirit came He would convict of sin, and when the Holy Spirit rouses the conscience and brings him into the presence of God, it is not his relationship with men that bothers him, but his relationship with God."
1. to prove or declare guilty of an offense
2. to impress with a sense of guilt.
3. a person proved or declared guilty of an offense.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
I often hear homosexuals and drunks who claim salvation but this is blasphemy. One who is saved does not practice sin. They do not willingly go to bars or wineries on weekends to get drunk. They do not openly practice and celebrate sodomomy. They don't willingly practice adultery. They don't get a high from gossiping and slandering others. A saved person will hate their sin and feel strong conviction to stop doing it because offending God means more to them than feeding their sin. God says these people are lukewarm fit for hell unless they turn to God and allow Him to take the love of these sins out of their heart mind and soul replacing it with the love of His heart/law. God also says we are to rebuke the sinner in private first, then with other witnesses. Not slander gossip and shun. IF they still refuse to repent we are to shun them. Worldly churches will either allow these sins to go on without rebuke, celebrate these sins openly and proudly, or ignore the sin with gossip slander and rejection while avoiding confrontation in a loving manner. Those who go by the word of God can expect much hatred and rejection while being labeled unloving or legalistic but God says these liars and hypocrites will not be saved and are storing up His wrath. The end of the world could be another thousand years away but anyone of us could die today and there will be no second chances after death. God will never turn away a repentant heart but a true repentant heart will no longer crave a life of sin and worldliness but for Christ.
We are to be **OVERCOMERS!*** Overcome what? The lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life. (These are the fruits of satan not God) The only way to overcome the world is through Christ who has already overcome the world. Follow and cling to Christ=a changed life no longer of this world….
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship.
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?
Since you call on a Father who judges each person's work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.
For everything in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--comes not from the Father but from the world.
The worldly church feeds on these words depicted in the photo and this is why we have so many false converts running around claiming salvation in vain. Those who are truly anointed and sealed with the Holy Spirit will never be snatched from the Father's hand. But those who are truly anointed and sealed have forsaken the world for their Master and Bridegroom. They are in covenant with Christ Jesus and are faithful to HIM. They have moved off the milk of salvation by faith and are living on the meat of obedience and sacrifice to their beloved Jesus. They give Christ/Holy Spirit full access to their heart mind and soul. These are the souls who can cling to and claim all promises from the Father. The lukewarm false converts will be spit out unless they too go through the refiners fire of trials and affliction
John 15:6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. 7"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."
Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God.
2 Timothy 2:12
if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us
Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor's crown.
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Jesus makes it clear that without Him we can do nothing. God created a man in such a way that without sexual intercourse his body will rebel. Its not just a mind thing but a physical thing. Where as with women not so much. Women however, were created with a mouth that for some reason needs to be very active. Not all men and women are the same however but for the most part this is how God made us. Jesus said if a man even lusts with his mind he has committed sin and if we can't control our mouth our religion is fit for hell. To tell a woman she can no longer gossip whether it's true or not is torture for her! To tell a man he can not have sex is torture for him! In other words, we are hopeless and hell bound unless we surrender to Christ to overcome. Jesus said we are to be overcomers yet I hear so many christians say "we all sin, we can't help ourselves, we're all guilty, on my BEST day I'm just a filthy sinner." What a cop out! A true servant and friend of Jesus will say, there is a battle going on inside me daily and I want to submit to the Spirit and starve the flesh. But a worldly christian will want to ignore Holy Spirit conviction and feed the flesh. Only the overcomers will be in the Kingdom of God. The most beautiful thing to God is a man/woman who thirsts for His righteousness and the freedom of the Spirit life. The most wretched thing to God is a person who claims His name yet secretly loves hungers and clings to the flesh/old man. Jesus hates a hypocrite but loves a surrendered willing heart. God always looks at the heart. A heart who's intention is to please His Father knowing his flesh is weak and worthless and prays for the Holy Spirit to make God's law sweet as honey is golden. A strong willed man who's hearts intention is to do things his own way is a stench to God's nostrils. With man it's impossible but with God all things are possible...
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Most American christians look to visible touchable blessings instead of eternal ones not seen with the naked eye. How can we share the gospel with orphans who have no mom and dad or home of their own if we put the focus on outward things instead of internal ones? What about those in 3rd world countries who are walking skeletons living in filthy conditions we can't even stand to hear about or look at without feeling extreme guilt and pity? How would we share Jesus Christ with them if the "abundant life" means prosperity health and vitality? What did Paul have that allowed him to say all else is but dung compared to knowing intimacy with Christ? What allowed him and the prophets and disciples to suffer such poverty pain rejection and murder without complaint but only love and devotion to their Master and Friend? They had something most christians today don't have and this is the abundant life Jesus spoke of. These things can't be shaken or taken. But the worldly church will always find a way to store up what the moths and rust will destroy and the thieves will steal. All good things come from above, be forever grateful for all we have and know we own nothing and God owns all
God's promises of protection love and peace are for those who have surrendered their lives to Him not the rebellious stiff necked who are whoring around with the world and all that money can buy. God knows those hearts who would rather shrivel up and blow away than have their anointing and intimacy with Him removed. God knows those hearts who find true joy peace and contentment in Him and Him alone. God knows those who's hearts have forsaken their own wills agendas hopes and dreams for the will of the Father giving every thought both good and bad captive to Christ to do with as He pleases. God knows those who pray daily for Him to lead them and have His way with them as a faithful devoted wife says to her beloved husband. God also knows those who are merely name claimers, the lukewarm who say one thing with their mouth while their hearts remain unfaithful, clinging more to this world than His holy righteous Kingdom. God can not be mocked much longer and He WILL bring fire to refine and make pure and right all things out of LOVE while exposing and destroying every lying heart and wicked human agenda. It's time to stop playing games with God. We must be sure of our salvation with fear and trembling knowing without Christ (Holy Spirit anointing) we are lost and hell bound.
Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Our Father's wisdom is meant for our good but the flesh being naturally opposed and hateful to His truths always rebells squirms and cringes at His commands. The flesh wants it's own freedom and life but it's way always leads to destruction bondage and death. Jesus says not to yoke up with a person of the flesh because He knows it will bring heavy burdens upon us where the Spirit is light free and joyful, the flesh/sin is full of heaviness and slavery. Those not of the Spirit (antichrist) feed their flesh willingly with no want or desire of spiritual things. Until one knows how good it feels to be free from slavery they will not see how awful slavery really is. Until one has tasted the freedom of the Christ/spirit life they are blind to the putrid stench and deadness of the natural man/unregenerate life. While one is seeking the yoke of freedom in the spirit the other is seeking the life of bondage in the flesh. Two separate pulls=collapse. It pays to obey our Father who's words of wisdom are sweet to the soul and His yoke brings life and joy to dead mans bones.
The fact that man feels the need to sugar coat the word of God is proof that man's heart is naturally against God's heart.
Friday, July 10, 2015
One of the beautiful things about God's grace is it brings transparency. We no longer feel the need to hide behind a mask in fear of what others think. It seems we grow up being told not to cry, not to show our emotions or talk about things that are hard to hear and speak of. But God LOVES when we open our hearts to Him hiding nothing and God has taught me in order to have true genuine relationships we must remove the mask, face hard truths, confess our sins to one another, and ALWAYS say what we mean and mean what we say. Since the very beginning with Adam and Eve we have been covering up our true selves in shame and guilt. Once God's amazing grace shines upon us we are finally free…free to be who we were created to be!
Thursday, July 9, 2015
To the lost we are to preach the beauty of the gospel. The Good News! To the rebellious (fake lukewarm name claimer christians) we are to warn of judgement and shine light on dark (WAKE UP!) Some are called to be evangelists, some are called to be prophets. It's dangerous to get the two groups mixed up. Condemning the blind/unsaved to hell is not preaching the gospel to the lost. Condemning the fake lip lovers to hell unless they repent is what John the Baptist was trained taught created and commanded of God to do. Anyone who says we are saved ONLY to preach the gospel is blind to the gifts/ministries of the Holy Spirit and judging unrighteously while working against God's anointed/Christ. Telling God's true prophets to speak nice things and back off is exactly what a rebellious heart will say who refuses to let go of their idols/sins and follow Christ.
Real prophets often come across as very negative and pessimistic, but this is because of the focus God gives them. A true prophet of God are called to address rebellion. The Holy Spirit is often very angry when He speaks through them. That doesn’t leave a lot of room for fluffing egos with sweet nothings and cheer. The world will hate them because they hate the holiness and righteousness of God.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The Lord is not referring to unbelievers in these verses but believers. In other words, God is speaking about the fake lukewarm lip service christians who's hearts are in an adulterous relationship with worldliness and empty religion. God told Jeremiah not to pray for these fools who mock Him with their fake piety and religious garbage and if he did God would not listen. I can't find scriptures that say we are to pray for false christians who make a mockery of God by living an unrepentant lifestyle. Of course we all fall short but their is a difference between practicing sin and falling into sin. Those who truly have God's grace upon them have obeyed Jesus words "take up your cross and follow me." Those who cling to cheap grace CRINGE at the word surrender and obedience to God. Coddled unconfessed sin is unforgiven sin which prevents even our prayers from reaching God's ear. I often wonder…what is the sin that leads to death Jesus says not to pray for in 1 John 5:16?
13"For your gods are as many as your cities, O Judah; and as many as the streets of Jerusalem are the altars you have set up to the shameful thing, altars to burn incense to Baal. 14"Therefore do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them; for I will not listen when they call to Me because of their disaster. 15"What right has My beloved in My house When she has done many vile deeds? Can the sacrificial flesh take away from you your disaster, So that you can rejoice?"…
1 John 5:16
If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.
Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation."
If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;
"So do not pray for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them; do not plead with me, for I will not listen to you.
Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I will bring on them a disaster they cannot escape. Although they cry out to me, I will not listen to them.
Then the LORD said to me, "Do not pray for the well-being of this people.
When they go with their flocks and herds to seek the LORD, they will not find him; he has withdrawn himself from them.
"'When I called, they did not listen; so when they called, I would not listen,' says the LORD Almighty.
Another thing you do: You flood the LORD's altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer looks with favor on your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands.
1 Cor 5:11But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler-- not even to eat with such a one. 12For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.