Mon, Feb 29th - 4:43AM
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Gal. 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
IS FOR REAL
We must tell people the truth that Jesus Christ is the
only Saviour and only by faith in His name can anyone be forgiven of their
sins, and become children of God. Many years ago a lady who spoke very well of
her pastor invited me to her church’s night of prayer. She gave me a brochure
about it and it seemed like it would be a good thing to spend the night in
prayer. However, when I got there the pastor began to preach that Jesus said
that we were cursed, and began to read the curses for those under the Mosaic
Law. He purported that he had the power to break the curses that those present
had over their lives.
He got really angry when I told him that I was under
no curses whatsoever through faith in Jesus Christ my Saviour. He got even more
angry and seemingly wanted to make an example of me, saying that I was under a
curse and did not believe him because I had secret unconfessed sin in my life. One by one he called out aloud what he
believed were my secret, unconfessed sins.
A strange thing happened his church members began to
scream, fall out, and some foamed at the lips as he called out each of my so
called secret, unconfessed sins. This went on so long that besides myself and
him and the two men with him in the pulpit, the whole congregation were
writhing on the floor begging for help due to their secret and unconfessed
sins. The place actually smelled acrid
like fire and brimstone.
He called for a break and got all the people up and
they went out to take care of themselves, I remained standing, and feeling
perfectly fine. When we resumed he took a bunch of little sticks and would snap his fingers
and break a little stick each time he read out a particular curse that he was
so called breaking from the congregations’ lives. Next he asked the people to
form a line and stood in front of it to lay hands on the people to heal them.
As the so called pastor and the two men with him laid hands on the people,
every one they touched fell down screaming, writhing, and foaming at the lips. I
was strongly led by the Lord to get in the line and as I came near the three
men, great fear fell on their faces, and they yelled out to each other not to
touch me. I had no fear of these false teachers and knew they had no power with
God. God empowers His people to stand in faith for His name and against all lies of the devil. They abruptly shutdown the so called prayer meeting , and I left.
story does not end here. No amount of urging to get the lady that had invited
me out of that false church worked. Her so called pastor died suddenly not long
after. The lady began to suffer strange illnesses, boils all over her body, and
wasted away to skin and bone and died.
and sisters God does not teach that people can be saved by having one foot in
the Law and the other on Grace. God's point in the Law of Moses is that none can be saved by nor through it, but turn to His Son Jesus Christ to be saved from their sins, and fully delivered from the Law of death, the curse and condemnation. Those who do not repent of this blasphemy will
suffer the fate of all of God’s enemies. Salvation is through grace alone, by
faith alone, by God through Jesus Christ alone, and confirmed by the Holy
Ghost. The Bible is clear only the gospel saves, not Law nor any other doctrine, nor any other doctrine mixed in or substituted with the gospel of grace.
We, brothers and sisters, must fully rebuke those who "tweak" the gospel message to be "nice", to make it more "palatable", more "relevant" to the so called modern culture, and diverse populations. The gospel ain't broke, and does not need any fixing. When the gospel message is preached it will do it's work in the hearts of men to receive it or reject it. We must not fail to tell all men the truth that there is a price to be paid for those who reject Jesus Christ-hell ain't nice, but hell is real.
Sat, Feb 27th - 5:42AM
Brothers and sisters, people are asking, should a Christian participate in public protests, vote, support political candidates, take a stand for or against various causes. Let me say this, regardless of our opinions about these matters, ultimately if we cease to preach the gospel message, if we trivialize, minimize the gospel message, if we try to substitute these things above the gospel message, then we have absolutely failed; and done NOTHING of eternal value in the sight of God.
And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Whatever our stand about things going on in the world, we must always preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are now living in the last days, and we still need brothers and sisters on the street corners, walking through the streets, the neighborhoods of the city, at work, at play, with family, with friends, with anyone we have the opportunity to meet, to tell them about Jesus Christ and offering His salvation. I glorify Jesus Christ, because I know when I get to heaven, I will meet those to whom, by the grace of God, that I have witnessed to, and who believed the gospel. I have done nothing but what every child of God can do and is enabled to do, and multitudes of Christians do around the world. I take no credit for saving anybody, it is faith in the gospel message that saves all who will believe through Jesus Christ.
Yet there are those amongst us who have actually stopped witnessing or who have never witnessed, but have laid the gospel message completely aside, to rely solely on worldly methods of social justice to change dysfunctional systems of oppression but never the hearts of men. They also see prayer regarding these issues as futile too, except to use it as a public political gimmick to gather before men to show a 'moral imperative' for their issues.
It all comes down to at the end of the day whom we choose to believe. If we choose to believe Lord Jesus Christ, then the gospel message will never be taken off the table, or placed last on our eternal to do list. Social justice has a place, but never first place and must never be seen as a replacement or substitution for the New Testament gospel of Jesus Christ. No matter what is going on in the world God still commands us to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, because hell is real, and only Jesus Christ can save souls and change hearts for all eternity. Only what we do for Christ will last.
I thank God for Jesus Christ and for all the wonderful, kind, loving Christians He sows into our lives and even those who have a ways to go in these areas. Sam is a brother in the Lord of mine, that when I think about him, it always brings a smile to my face and joy in my heart. Sam was diagnosed with cancer. He had to go through a terrible and harsh treatment to ultimately defeat it. You would never think Sam had a trouble in the world, he is always cheerful in the Lord, and never allows his circumstances, situations or conditions to undermine his joy in the Lord.
Sam shared with me that one day he bit into a delicious sandwich, and began to chew but felt something like pebbles in his mouth. When Sam looked down at the sandwich, most of his teeth were embedded in it, besides those that remained loosed and embedded in the food he had been trying to chew. Alas, the radiation had caused all of his teeth to fall out!
Sam did not miss a beat, or waste time feeling sorry for himself noting that ultimately our human bodies will fail, but Christ will restore all things when He returns. Sam wasted no time but had dentures made so that he could still eat. Sam never lost hope, never became depressed because of his problems; but took it all in stride on every level. There are days when Sam still struggles with weakness and other problems, but he never struggles in his faith towards Jesus Christ. Jesus gave me great encouragement through my brother Sam to never see any issue or problem bigger than God, praise the name of Jesus.
Wed, Feb 24th - 9:11AM
FROM GOD UPON ALL MEN UNDER THE LAW OF MOSES
commands that the whole Law be kept, not just portions of it. If a person under
the Law breaks even one of the Laws, God holds him guilty of breaking all the
Laws. THEREFORE ONE CAN SAY FOR THOSE UNDER THE LAW-ONE SLIP SINKS THEIR SHIPS.
FROM God under the Law to those who break the Law is truly horrific, dreadful,
deadly, bone chilling. All the more reason all who turn in belief in the only
Saviour, can be delivered from the Law AND ITS CURSES, with great thanks giving
to Him. Again and again the Bible declares that only though Jesus Christ, alone,
are all who believe are forever delivered from the Law with its curses. Those who
reject Jesus Christ are still under the Law and its curses.
was God’s purpose that no mere human being under the Law could ever keep the
Law, the curses of the Law upon every Law breaker was INEVITABLE. SO THOSE WHO
BIND THEMSELVES UNDER THE LAW ARE BOUND UNDER THE CURSES AS WELL.
FROM GOD UPON ALL UNDER THE LAW
Deu 27:26 Cursed
be he that confirmeth not ALL the words of this law to do them. And all the
people shall say, Amen. ( Confirmed in the New Covenant: Jas 2:10 For whosoever
shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of ALL. )
Deut. 28: 15But
it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy
God, to observe to do ALL his commandments and his statutes which I command
thee this day; that ALL these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.
shall be thy basket and thy store.
shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine,
and the flocks of thy sheep.
shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest
shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest
thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish
quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken
me. 21The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have
consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. 22 The LORD
shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an
inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with
blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish. 23And
thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under
thee shall be iron. 24 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust:
from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way
against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all
the kingdoms of the earth. 26And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of
the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.
will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the
scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. 28 The LORD shall
smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart: 29And thou
shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not
prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and
no man shall save thee. 30Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie
with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou
shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof. 31Thine ox
shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass
shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored
to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none
to rescue them. 32Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another
people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day
long: and there shall be no might in thine hand. 33The fruit of thy land, and
all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt
be only oppressed and crushed alway: 34So that thou shalt be mad for the sight
of thine eyes which thou shalt see. 35 The LORD shall smite thee in the knees,
and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy
foot unto the top of thy head. 36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which
thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have
known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone. 37And thou shalt
become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the
LORD shall lead thee. 38Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and
shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it. 39Thou shalt plant
vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the
grapes; for the worms shall eat them. 40Thou shalt have olive trees throughout
all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive
shall cast his fruit. 41Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not
enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity. 42All thy trees and fruit of thy
land shall the locust consume. 43The stranger that is within thee shall get up
above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. 44He shall lend to
thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be
the tail. 45Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue
thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not
unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes
which he commanded thee: 46And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a
wonder, and upon thy seed for ever. 47Because thou servedst not the LORD thy
God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all
things; 48Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send
against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all
things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed
thee. 49 The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of
the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not
understand; 50A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person
of the old, nor shew favour to the young: 51And he shall eat the fruit of thy
cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall
not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or
flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee. 52And he shall besiege thee
in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou
trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates
throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee. 53And thou
shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy
daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the
straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee: 54So that the man that
is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his
brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his
children which he shall leave: 55So that he will not give to any of them of the
flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in
the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee
in all thy gates. 56The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not
adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and
tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward
her son, and toward her daughter, 57And toward her young one that cometh out
from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she
shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness,
wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.58If thou wilt not
observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that
thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; 59Then the
LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great
plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
60Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast
afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. 61Also every sickness, and every
plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring
upon thee, until thou be destroyed. 62And ye shall be left few in number,
whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not
obey the voice of the LORD thy God. 63And it shall come to pass, that as the
LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will
rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be
plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it. 64And the LORD
shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto
the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy
fathers have known, even wood and stone. 65And among these nations shalt thou
find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall
give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
66And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and
night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life: 67In the morning thou shalt
say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were
morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the
sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. 68And the LORD shall bring thee into
Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it
no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and
bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.
Tue, Feb 23rd - 3:41PM
falsely claim that after salvation Christians still sin, therefore “we are
sinners still”. This is why we must not only give the general message of the
New Covenant, but the specifics as well as down to the minutiae to dispel this
kind of false teaching. Heb. 10:12
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on
the right hand of God; 13From
henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14For by one offering he hath
perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 15Whereof the Holy
Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16 This is the covenant
that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws
into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17And their sins and
iniquities will I remember no more.
18Now where remission of these
is, there is no more offering for sin.
Ro. 5: 13 (For until the law sin was in
the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
(G40 hagios) who believe in Jesus Christ, are not governed by an external
system, but an internal system under the control of and indwelt by God the Father, God the Son Jesus
Christ, and God the Holy Spirit. The people of God have a new
heart and a redeemed conscience testing and determining that which is
acceptable, or not acceptable to the Lord based on His word. Furthermore, not
only is the Christian no longer seen nor is a sinner still in the sight of God,but
through Jesus Christ, the sin nature itself has been put to death, destroyed forever. The
Christian knows there is one answer to deal with sin, put it to death, period.
omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. He created time for His creations, but
to God the past, present and future are the same. When He saved us He forgave and
wiped out our sins, past present and future. He made us new creatures in Jesus
Christ, but left us in our human bodies to live our lives by faith in Him. As creatures of time, He left us in our human
bodies so that when we come to the point in time that we sin, we refuse to
practice or live in sin, and turn away from it, for the just shall live by
faith. Christians have a new nature that desires to do the will of God as
opposed to the old sin nature that exalts self and the will of man and can
never stop sinning.
1Jo 3:9 Whosoever
is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he
cannot sin, because he is born of God.
1Jo 3:8 He
that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works
of the devil. The test of time and trials shows clearly who does or does not
belong to God, no fruit no root.
Christians, may become discouraged, because they come to find themselves in
some churches that do not preach The New Testament, or blend or comingle it
with the Law of Moses, and a liberal sprinkling of the personal opinions of
their own, and that of various other men. This can be very difficult as some
have invested time, money and developed a significant place within some of
these types of ministries. Since these types of churches, I use that term
loosely, offer so little it is no wonder that the people feel dried up, stale,
and starved for the life giving word of the New Covenant.
and sisters in these situations, be encouraged, and do not lose heart, try to make a difference and share the truth of the New Covenant
message where you are. It is possible they may reject you, or simply refuse to
hear you. Nevertheless, the word of God stands sure, and their unbelief cannot
cancel out nor undo the truth of Jesus Christ. Ro. 3: 3 For what if some did not
believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 4 God forbid: yea, let God be
true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified
in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
Do not be upset or troubled because some refuse to believe the truth of the New Covenant. , God calls them what they are, liars and if they remain unrepentant will open their eyes in hell upon death. Thank God for the innumerable believers in Christ Jesus, who hear, believe, and live the will of God.
pray and keep looking, God will find a true New Covenant church for you, that
will feed you the good spiritual food of the grace and truth of Jesus Christ,
and will care for your spiritual wellbeing faithfully.
For some of you, brethren, the realization has dawned that it is time to
plant, and you will start from house to house ministering the gospel, and when
the church grows too large, you will be able to establish a local church. In many communities it is possible to gather together at little or no costs in some schools or other public places. Consider carefully the cost of a physical building to keep and maintain.
pray, and choose out from amongst yourselves pastors, elders, to oversee the
church and establish its order in the care of the flock. See to it that the
gospel message is written and given to everyone who comes to your local church,
and do not fail to preach it as it is given in scripture, without adding or
taking away from it. Help your flock to
grow and use their gifts in and out of the local church. God will surely be
with you as your whole purpose is to glorify Jesus Christ, and deliver souls
from destruction through the preaching of the gospel. 1Co 3:11 For other
foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
God for the multitudes of small house churches fellowshipping across the
country. A building is not necessary to have a church if there is no need for
one. Wherever the people gather together in the name of Jesus Christ, there is
the true church, the body of Christ, large, or small. God expects and enables
every Christian to know the truth of the Bible and to share it with as many as
Fri, Feb 19th - 4:02AM
The natural state of the Christian is
not one of a perpetual funk, heaviness, and joylessness. The Bible even tells
us what our mindset ought to be and can be by the will of God. Brothers and
sisters, we can always trust our Lord Jesus Christ, He is always faithful and
never lies. For this reason when God tells us something we ought to trust Him,
making sure that we are correctly understanding the word of God, which is of no
private interpretation: Phl 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are
pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
God calls for a balance in our lives,
so this passage can never be interpreted as we should all move to Disneyland,
and avoid any form of unpleasantness in the world. At any rate it is not
possible to escape from all the unpleasantness in the world and that shows up
in the lives of believers from time to time worldwide. Beloveds God knows about
all the things that are not lovely etc. in our lives, but the point is that God
does not want us to allow these things to rob us of the good news and joy He
has given us in so many ways in Him and in our lives.
I have a dear Christian friend who
grew up in horrifying circumstances. So horrible that it is amazing that she
made it through alive. She was abandoned by both parents and taken in by
various people who treated her like a slave and did terrible things to her, but
she escaped in her teens. She married, had a child and it died. She became barren after this and lost the hope of having other children she longed for so badly. Her husband cheated on her and deserted her.
But in all
that she always praises God, for keeping her alive, bringing her out, and
helping her to forgive and grow past all the hurt, pain and ugliness in her past life. She notes that at first there were times she was so angry and filled with hate towards all the people that had abused her that it actually hurt physically. It was God she said that opened her eyes to see she had to forgive and not allow these memories to destroy the rest of her life. She does not
pretend it never happened, but defied it from marring her future or leaving her angry and bitter in the present. She became very ill one day, and had to have surgery and could not work for a whole year. She had become a Christian and God sent a friend, who took care of her that whole year and paid for all her expenses and she had no indebtedness.
The one thing
she says that she learned from her experience is that God will never leave her or forsake her. Our God is a heart fixer, and a mind regulator, and so much more, for His people. Along the pathway of her life God sowed wonderful Christian brothers and sisters who love her with the love of Jesus.
She met an older man and lady who could not have children, and they took her in and became a family. So God granted them a child and granted her the kindest, sweetest of parents.
Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be
without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath
said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Forsake: G1459 –
egkataleipō- I.abandon, desert. A.leave in straits, leave helpless. B.totally
abandoned, utterly forsaken.
Jhn 14:18 I will not leave you
comfortless: I will come to you.
Comfortless: G3737 – orphanos I.bereft (of a
father, of parents) A.of those bereft of a teacher, guide, guardian. B.orphaned.
Some people, even some well meaning will tell you that Jesus will leave those who believe in Him. That is why we have to go to His word to see what Jesus has actually said not what somebody said He said. Jesus is not going anywhere He will always be with us and in us, and He NEVER lies.
Thu, Feb 18th - 12:35AM
2 timothy 2:15
The Bible is as relevant today as it was when first preached by Jesus
A dear sister I know was evicted from a rental home, where she did not pay the rent. This was
because she knew “God would pay it”. The owner was a man on limited income, he
badly needed her payments to keep up the utilities of the house. Unfortunately,
he had to let the water, electric etc. go into arrears and they were cut off. After
a number of years went by with no payments from her, he sold the property to
keep himself from financial ruin. Some people have a hard time learning. She found
another house and persuaded the owner that God would bless him for renting his
house to her a woman of God, as she called herself. She was a highly trained
professional, who quit her well-paying job, because she felt God would provide.
She spent the last of her savings paying the first two months’ rent and not a
penny afterwards knowing God would provide. She was now flat broke. She was
strongly informed by her church to read the New Covenant to show her the right
way. She felt she knew the Bible, because the children of Israel were provided
for by God so that she believed that no Christian need work, but only to name
it and claim. She was evicted from this house too. She mentioned that none of
her landlords were Christians, and I hate to think about how they might now
view Christians based on her bad example. Brothers and sisters the Bible is
clear as most of us know that God requires able bodied people to work to
provide for themselves according to the New Covenant. It is true back then in the Mosaic Law, God for His purposes provided for Israel then. However today God requires people to work and provide for their needs.
that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your
own hands, as we commanded you;
That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
2Th 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among
you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now them that are
such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they
work, and eat their own bread. 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no
company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet
count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
Brothers and sisters the Bible is just as relevant today,
tomorrow and forever just as it was first preached by our Lord Jesus Christ at
the beginning of the gospel. There are no substitutes for the scriptures. We must
believe and do the word of God for ignorance of the Bible is a serious
liability. No one knows the Bible all at once, but through careful study over
time we can know it, for it is the will of God that we do so.
2 Ti. 3: 16 All scripture is
given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of
God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
For reproof: G1650
– elegchos a proof, that by which a thing is proved or tested.
For correction: G1882 – epanorthōsis: restoration
to an upright or right state
correction, improvement of life or character.
For instruction: the whole training and education
of children (which relates to the cultivation of mind and morals, and
employs for this purpose now commands and admonitions, now reproof and
punishment) It also includes the training and care of the body
whatever in adults also cultivates the soul, esp.
by correcting mistakes and curbing passions.
instruction which aims at increasing virtue. chastisement,
Brothers and sisters, until our Lord Jesus Christ returns let us keep on telling everyone the final word, the sole standard for life and breath, the word of God who is always true and never lies.
Tue, Feb 16th - 11:11AM
Jhn 1:12 But
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even
to them that believe on his name:
Jhn 14:1 Let
not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Trust God and
do not allow any unbeliever to trouble your hearts, beloveds. Love, obey, and
put all your trust in God and in His Son Jesus Christ.
Act 4:12 Neither
is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven
given among men, whereby we must be saved.
nobody but Jesus can save. Not mother, father, sister, brother, nor any man,
woman or thing.
There are a
list of names too many to list through whom salvation is falsely purportedly to
be gained. Let us come believing on and in the only name of Jesus Christ,
through whom all that believe shall be saved.
Act 10:43 To
him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in
him shall receive remission of sins.
OF THE PROPHET MOSES AND GOD
The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of
thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
17And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have
spoken. 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto
thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that
I shall command him. 19And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not
hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of
Old Testament to The New Testament Christ alone has been appointed by God to
save all who believe in and on Him.
Act 13:39 And
by him all that believe are justified from ALL things, from which ye could not
be justified by the law of Moses
Jhn 6:29 Jesus
answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him
whom he hath sent.
This is our
work brothers and sisters to believe on and in Jesus Christ whom the Father has sent alone to
bring us salvation.
Rom 10:13 For
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Beloveds God gives
us His assurances without a doubt He will save all who call upon Him, Lord Jesus
Jhn 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to
steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and
that they might have it more abundantly.
Brethren, let no man steal your crown nor joy in
the Lord, stretch out in faith to Lord Jesus Christ to live in the abundant
life He freely gives to all of us His children.
Mon, Feb 15th - 6:20PM
Covenant gives God’s complete and detailed plan of His commands for Christians in
great detail on how He requires repentance to be used within the church body as
a whole, within the individual membership, as well as the church body of
in relationship to God is between God and the individual Christian. Repentance
in relationship to God for the individual Christian is centered on God, turning
to do His will and repenting of those times of choosing our own will above His.
. When we come to God in repentance it goes something like this:
I come to you to repent and to seek your help and guidance. I come to you as
the New man (includes women too) in Christ Jesus. I come to you Lord knowing
that I can choose not to habitually sin against you. Lord Jesus I repent of (name here specifically what you have
Lord I turn
away from this sin, this wrong. I fully choose to turn to you Lord Jesus, out of
love and obedience for you. Lord I want to do your will to please and honor you
and exalt you. I rejoice that you will never leave me or forsake me, but you
will give me the correction, wisdom,
insight, hindsight, foresight, patience, and strength to become a mature
Christian, and walk more and more in obedience to you. I thank you Lord Jesus
for not only hearing my prayer, but for being my shepherd who continually
guides me into all righteousness. I thank you for the truth that no sin is
acceptable to you, and that you will always help me to do your will in doing
what is right in your sight to glorify and honor you alone. Lord Jesus, I
humble myself before you and exalt your name and your will above my own,
because the only right way is your way and never my own. Lord Jesus thank you
because you will never take away the love, fellowship and forgiveness given me
through your sinless body and blood.. Thank you for your correction, love,
peace, and for the great mercy that I can count on your discipline and help to choose
your ways and not my own.
it surprising that they can feel pretty awful, guilty, ashamed and unworthy at
these times. Some may find themselves overcome with tears and grief. However,
repentance is not about developing a wrongful pattern or life style of beating up one’s self and sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
It is about walking in the truth of God’s word and doing His will. After a
while God will lift up our spirits because He is faithful to His kids and we
can always count on His help and strength to guide us continually on the pathway
of His righteousness.
Heb. 12 5And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
12Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
Obviously, brothers and sisters, in relationship to God, through Jesus
Christ we find ourselves growing, bearing fruit and being joyful because He is the
Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient One, who knows everything about us even
before we do it, so there is NO need to try and hide anything from Him, seeing that is impossible. Therefore we gladly run to Him, freely, holding
nothing back, without fear of abandonment for He will help us in every area of our
walk, for our good and His glory.
Sat, Feb 13th - 4:33AM
WHO JESUS MADE US THROUGH HIS SINLESS BODY AND BLOOD
We, the saints of the living God are created beings, made by the Creator of all life. We came from Him and we belong to Him, He owns us, and not ourselves. Here are some scriptures regarding who He made us in Him, they are not exhaustive, and feel free, dear, dear ones to look up others as you desire. These are absolute truths of the Bible, there are NO alternatives.
1. SAVED BY GRACE- the gift of God, unearned, unrepayable, and unmerited.
2. SEALED AND INDWELT BY God the Father, Jesus God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
3. Kept by God from falling, to be presented to Him faultless and with great joy. Jude 1:24
3.New Creatures in Christ Jesus. 2Co. 5:17
4. Intercession made for the saints by the Holy Spirit. Ro. 8:26
5. Called to be saints, and santified in Christ Jesus.1Co. 1:2
6. Children and heirs of God. Ro. 8:16-17
7. Children of light. Eph. 5:8
8. Holy brethren 1Th. 5:27
9. Holy priesthood, lively stones-enabled to offer up spiritual sacrifices to God.1Peter 2:5
10. Chosen generation, royal priesthood, holy nation, peculiar people.1peter 2:9
11. Our sins are forgiven and remembered no more.Heb. 8:12
12. We can rejoice because-Names written in heaven. Luke 10:20
13. Sin shall not have dominion over us.Ro. 6:14
14. Loved by God and will never be abandoned. Ro. 8:37, Heb. 13:5
15. We can come boldly to the throne of Grace for help. Heb 4:16
16. We can boldly say the Lord is our help, we don't have to fear men. Heb. 13:16
Lord Jesus I pray, that we, your holy children, may take the time to reflect and meditate on who you have made us in you. Father if there be any doubt, Lord if there be any slowness of heart, Holy Spirit if there be any lack in understanding, any hesitancy of accepting the unadulterated ABSOLUTE word AND WORK of the living God,Please bring us to the place of complete faith in you, for you are able and will do it for our good and your glory. Let us believe and say in complete faith, Holy children of the Blessed living God, that, "God, your way is the only right way, and the only right way is God's way." Let us believe and say that "God is always good all the time." Now Lord Jesus thanks always for hearing this humble prayer. Please, Great One, meet each of us at our point of need, and strengthen us in our love, trust and relationship to you as you will surely will do. Holy One, I know you do all things well, implant deep understanding in the hearts of your people. Deeply water and enrich your saints in your absolute truths, and greatly glorify your Holy Name.
Fri, Feb 5th - 9:11PM
Moses Comforts the People of
God under the Mosaic Law (See Deuteronomy 5:22-33; Hebrews
12:18-29) Ex. 20:18And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings,
and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw
it, they removed, and stood afar off. 19And they said unto Moses, Speak thou
with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20And
Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that
his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. 21And the people stood
afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
proved the people under the Law for none of them ever kept it, proving God’s
point that none can neither keep nor be made righteous by the Law. There is no
lasting comfort in the Mosaic Law. God forbids absolutely the teaching of
salvation through the Law or any form of it even in combination or mixed in
with grace or various other doctrines of men (this includes women too.)
Rom 3:20Therefore by the deeds of the law
there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge
Jesus Christ comforts the people
of God He saved through His New Covenant of grace.
20:18-21; Deuteronomy 5:22-33)
ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with
fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 19And the sound of a
trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the
word should not be spoken to them any more: 20(For they could not endure that
which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be
stoned, or thrust through with a dart: 21And so terrible was the sight, that
Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) 22But ye are come unto mount Sion,
and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an
innumerable company of angels, 23To the general assembly and church of the
firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the
spirits of just men made perfect, 24And to Jesus the mediator of the new
covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that
through Jesus Christ, is our perpetual comfort and help even through the Holy
Spirit. He is all that we need, to live above and have victory over sin. He will give us His comfort and strength always
in the best and the hardest times of every aspect of our lives.
commands all men to come to and through Jesus Christ, the Mediator of the New Covenant,
and to the blood of sprinkling. God absolutely gives eternally NO options,
multiple choices or plan B’s regarding
His Son Jesus Christ. Those who violate God’s eternal will are playing with God,
and God does not play for God declares:
12:25 SEE THAT YE REFUSE NOT HIM THAT SPEAKETH.
For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall
not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: 26Whose
voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I
shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27And this word, Yet once more,
signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are
made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28Wherefore we
receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may
serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29For our God is a
Anyone foolish enough
to play with God are playing with fire and are going to get burned.
God, dear saints (G40 hagios), left us His inerrant word the Bible, so that we would know what He said directly through His word correctly understood by those indwelt by the Holy Ghost, never through the error of the opinions of mere men or women. Therefore let us keep in mind the truth that God designed the Law and purposed it to prove and show all men are hopeless sinners, who are incapable of being righteous or saved through human effort; so that at the preaching of the gospel they would turn to the Saviour Jesus Christ and be saved. and completely delivered from the Law of Moses forever.
Wed, Feb 3rd - 2:12AM
John 8:36 If the Son
therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
is clear God has made us free from sin and its power through the body and blood
of Jesus Christ. The Bible is absolute love and truth. For this reason, these
verses should not strike fear but joy in the heart of every Christian:
3: 8He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might
destroy the works of the devil. 9Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin;
for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born
of God. 10In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the
devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth
not his brother.
1 John 5:18
We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of
God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19And we know that
we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 20And we know that the
Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him
that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ.
This is the true God, and eternal life.
These verses are declared by God who is absolute eternal truth, , not man,
showing unequivocally, eternally, and absolutely what the sinless body and
blood of Jesus Christ has done and made everyone who believes in His Son Jesus
Christ. We have everything we need through Jesus Christ to live His will and
walk according to His inerrant word. Therefore the Christian does not
habitually practice sinning as a life style, but is empowered to live a life
focused on doing God’s will above their own.
Tue, Feb 2nd - 3:18AM
HE THAT IS NOT WITH ME IS AGAINST ME…
brethren, God declares count it all joy. This means although we may mourn, be
sad or distressed over our sins, because we have disappointed God, we are not
to wear mourning as a perpetual garb. God,
who owns us, allows these things not to destroy us but to try or test our faith
and to grow and strengthen us and keep us on the right path as the flock of God.
This is why trials should bring us joy for we will always be able to count on
our King’s help to overcome. God also allows these things to weed out those that
do not belong to Him:
Lke. 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they
hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while
believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
See this whole chapter
with the understanding that God is not talking about different types of
believers also in error termed as so-called “carnal Christians”. These are
unbelievers who in different types of temptations or trials reject God and turn
away in times of testing. There is only
one kind of Christian:
Mat 13:23 But he that received seed into the
good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also
beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some
belong to Lord Jesus Christ bring forth good fruit over time, and also in times
of testing, because they hear Him and understand what He wants, and chooses His
will above all, out of love for Him, not fear of punishment. This means that we
can fully trust that even the chastisement of the Lord is always for our good
and His glory. Ultimately our willingness to obey God in our tests are more a test of our love for God than anything else.
Those who unrepentantly
refuse to hear and obey Lord Jesus Christ do not belong to Him:
Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
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