The Message, greater than the Messenger.

5 Sep

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As human beings we at times have the tendency to base information off of a persons character, rather than the importance of that knowledge. For example, we are more prone to believe a Police Officer than maybe someone who is just passing us by on the street.

In some cases this can be true, but when it relates to the Word of God we should take heed with discernment. The Bible states that we are all corrupted and fall short of His glory Romans 3:23. This means even the most pristine man or woman is susceptible to corruption, in this we must discern ALL people in correct teachings.

We forget that the Lord uses the broken and fallen to bring Himself glory. 1 Corinthians 1:27, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.”

Proof of this is found in the Apostle Paul who persecuted many Christians until the Lord made Himself known to him. Imagine the people of that time listening to God’s plan for redemption from him. Then imagine those who turned away from knowing Jesus based off of Paul’s past life. This is why we take heed to the Word, and base it off of truth of the Bible and not the person.

Trust in the Word and discern it, no matter who is speaking it. Remember many also dismissed Jesus at one time Matthew 13:55-56, “Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?” Shalom

The Gray Area of Sin…

4 Jul

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John 1 3:4 “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”

I have heard arguments, that sins not directly addressed in the Bible are actually permissible. For instance some aspects of sexual sin were not directly addressed by Christ, so it becomes ok. This framework of thinking has crept into the minds of Believers in a way to justify sinning.

While the Bible does not address all sin, it address what constitutes as sin. That being transgressing the Law. The Law of God from the Ten Commandments to the Levitical Law (Deuteronomy 18) outlined numerous sins which short stated anything short of perfection is sin. As being created by a perfect God we should in turn be perfect. While achieving perfection is impossible in the flesh, through Christ sacrifice for out sins we are able to live justly in the eyes of God (John 3:16).

Now while Jesus or the Bible did not address every sin, which would made the scriptures so encompassing it is laid out we are to live as Christ and die to the flesh (Philippians 1:21). As followers we must discern what being in Christ and Holiness pertains to. Are living to please ourselves or God who is holy? Are the thoughts and our actions in alignment with The Lord’d original plan for mankind?

If not we must reassess and bring our actions and thinking unto submission of our Holy God. I pray we all take heed and submit accordingly until the Word of God, Shalom…

No peace, until the Prince of Peace returns.

5 Apr

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Isaiah 9:6,”For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

The Bible states that their will be no world peace, until the Prince of Peace returns! Despite the promise of men and women to make things better under a prescribed leadership, the world will continue to be in disarray. This is due to the world operating under the dictation of people and not God’s Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit of God is the only to live on the “shoulder,” of God as stated in Isaiah 9:6. The Spirit, once we have accepted the sacrifice of Christ at the cross comes to provide the comfort and values the Lord ordained for us to live by 2 Peter 1:3-4. This provides us the insight to bring God’s will into this world.

As we pray for our leaders in this world, lets all pray they turn to God. This will provide them clear insight into what God has planned as we look to the Heavens for the return of the one true Prince of Peace…

Shalom…

The Angelic Hierarchy

18 Sep

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Job 1:6-7 (NLT)

One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the Lord, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them. “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan. Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”

The Angelic Hierarchy God is a very intriguing topic of discussion. The scriptures give a brief look into the different tiers or ranks of these celestial beings. The Bible breaks down the “Heavens” into three distinct spheres, inhabited by different angelic beings each completing a different duty or task.

The first sphere of angels described in Isaiah 6:1-7 are the Seraphim, and the Cherubim mentioned in Genesis 3:24. The Seraphim, the “burning ones,” are the highest in God’s ranks, serving as caretakers to His throne. These beings sing praises “Holy, holy, holy” an are described as having six wings, and composed of fire. The Cherubim guard the Throne of God, and have four faces, a lions body and ox feet. They serve as guards to the Lord’s holy sanctums.

The second sphere contains the angels of Dominions and Principalities, Ephesians 1:21. These spiritual beings govern the lower rank angels who oversea the works of man. They oppose the spiritual wickedness over the Earth. They bound and chain evil spirits who work to cause discord against mankind. They serve as warriors and are represented as being divinely beautiful.

The third sphere serve in the lowest ranks, and act as God’s messengers to men. They are the Archangels and personal guides to mankind, Ephesians 3:10. These Angels minister divine wisdom and give direct orders from The Most High, answering to the second sphere Angels. These beings are the main ministers to the historical events of Jesus Christ birth and also to his glorious resurrection.

I find it very interesting that God has a very distinct and human way of how His heavenly realm is ruled. Much like our own Government having distinct titles, duties and authorities for each person is very similar. Mankind mimics the heavenly realm in the Earth, showing proof that a divine being is always in control an loves His blessed creation. I hope that you were blessed by this and may the Angels continue to look watch over you.

Shalom…

The Origin of False Religion.

18 Apr

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Genesis 4:3-5

“in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.”

The book of Genesis chapter 4, records the first instance of false god worship in the Holy Bible. False worship is a set of beliefs or actions one takes in hopes of attaining true spirituality. A false religion can be the belief, or non belief in God or other deities that are not in line with the Most High, but rather one’s own beliefs. These beliefs appease man but fall short of God’s glory.

There is one and only one way to please God. Romans 6:5 reads, “For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.” This is through accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior, through which we have a remission of sins, John 3:16. Any belief taken away or added to is false.

False religion is dangerous in that it shifts the focus from the Cross to selfish desire. This is what Cain did, turning from sacrifice to what he believed good enough. Abel offered a sacrifice (firstling of his flock, symbolic of Christ sacrifice in the years to come) Many false beliefs have made their way into the Church as well, causing discord and limiting the move of the Holy Spirit.

What false religions are at work today, (see the false teachings on this site for a few). Know that if Christ is not the center worship it can only be false. The Lord stated it best in John 14:6, “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Shalom…

There is no separation, from the love of God…

3 Feb

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Romans 8:38-39

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

The Apostle Paul in his address to the Roman Church, expressed the unconditional love of God through Jesus Christ. This love stems from Christ perfect sacrifice on the Cross. Through our belief in Jesus, God sees us as his Children (John 1:12-13), operating in an imperfect world.

The love of God is as deep as the ocean. This love transcends our own sinful nature, and worldly spiritual wickedness that will try to hinder our walk with Him. The Cross of Christ has overcome the world, John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Jesus is letting Believers know, that even though He is not present in the flesh He will be with them. In times of depression, sorrow, and hardships He is there. The Cross has overcome all and the only thing left is to believe and have Faith in The Word of God, Romans 3:28.

The principalities spoken of in Romans 3:38-39 represents Satan and His Fallen Angels. The “god,” of this world is rendered powerless in the presence of Cross of Christ knowing that He is s already been defeated by it, Revelations 17:14.

I pray in our dark hours that we know that God is still sovereign, giving those who know Jesus the power to overcome. Using his love (The Cross), as our crutch.

Shalom…

Apostasy…

22 Nov

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1 Timothy 4:1-2, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

The Holy Bible warns of latter times when many will depart from the Faith. 1 Timothy 4:1-2, describes a great falling away from not only The Cross of Christ but God in general. We can see this today in the American society where to accommodate other cultures with different beliefs, we compromise our own mainly by not sharing our Faith.

While we are here operating in the natural world we must share our belief in Christ, in saying we belong to the Most High and share the revelation of Jesus Christ so that others may be saved, 2 Timothy 1:8.

Apostasy has a very deeper revelation, as it opens us up to lies, deceit and to the god of this world Satan. 2 Corinthians 4:4 states, “Whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”

The further we move away from the Cross, the closer we are to receiving a lie, and offer ourselves over to Satan the god of this world. It seems today the only time we here about Christ it is when politicians are running for office our an athlete wins a championship. Then we wonder why there is so much terror and sin rampant in the world.

Terror breeds fear and fear is not of The Lord. 2 Timothy 1:8 reads, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” In these latter times, we must hold on to our faith and confess Jesus Christ as the Savior. Doing do will ward off the enemy from your life, family, and Spiritual well being.

Pray that the world will no longer turn away, but turn to the Cross of Jesus Christ for salvation. The plan of the enemy will not win in blinding this generation into believing a lie but rather the truth. For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, Jesus!

Shalom…