Archive | December, 2012

To Live as Christ, is to die and gain…

31 Dec

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Philippians 1:21,”For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

In the scripture above the Apostle Paul was speaking on the concept of truly living for the Lord Jesus Christ. The total act of denying everything that He was to become what God truly wants for all of us, to be like Him! Living as Christ, is having a total dependency on the total will of God. Jesus Christ exhibited this especially during His earthly ministry, which was spent spreading the good news of the Gospel that was unfolding right in front of them at that time to witness. That God so loved the world that He gave His only son Jesus, to die for the sins of the world John 3:16. There is no greater duty for all Christians while we are here on earth, which is to tell everyone all that Jesus Christ has done for us through His death, burial and resurrection. The term “die,” in Philippians 1:21 is not that of a physical death but that of our own will. It calls for us to deny our personel beliefs and actions and wants to be more like Him, the same way that Jesus bent His will to that of God in MAtthew 26:39,”he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” And the same why God is calling for all that He has chosen to believe in Him, God knows the greater good for our lives and the impact that we will make for His Kingdom on Earth. The “gain,” is eternal life with Him Revelation 21:4 states “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Amen the “gain,” is eternal peace and security with the Love of God abounding forever with us. Help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to someone who doesn’t know that Christ has already died so that we don’t have to. Be Blessed…

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Love the Lord, and keep His Commandments…

31 Dec

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John 14:15-16, “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”

One of the most important messages given by the Lord Jesus Christ is that of keeping the original Law of Moses as told in Exodus 20:1-17. Many Christians believe today that all we have to do is believe in Christ and prosperity, miracles and blessings will overflow in one’s life. This may occur or may not occur, but one of the most overlooked aspects is the original Law given to man many years before the Savior came to Earth. God commanded man to 1. Have no other gods before me. This is the number one law that so many people do not keep, instead many will pay homage to celebrities, athletes or Pastors before God the Father not even knowing what they are doing. Christians must first seek God FIRST everyday before sports news celebrity gossip or our own desires. We must always keep a godly mindset before all things. 2. Worship of Graven Images plays a major part in the world today namely with items like cellphones, Ipads, Game Systems and other items in popular culture. I know many people feel totally lost without their cell phone and never feel that way when they forget to pray to the Father!

The only one we need to be in constant communication with to follow His Law. 3. Not taking the Lord’s name in vain, has become second nature to many, due to a acceptance of loose morals in today’s society. The name of the Lord is still to be reverend as YHVH Jehovah Father God, the great “I am.” 4. The Sabbath, has become misconstrued in American Society of changing the day to Sunday instead of Saturday as God originally intended. Man does not have the right to change the mind of God but to adhere to His Word. 5. Honoring our Parents. We as a society no longer follow this commandment because many parents do not hold their parental rights in high regard as in the past, instead choosing to be “Yes,” men and women to children’s desires.

Disciplining children is still the right tool for today’s youth and teaches them to follow the Law of our Lord as well. Broken homes also add to this lack of respect today’s youth have for parents. When a Father or Mother are not guiding a child in the right path together as One, the Enemy has successfully destroyed the original image of man that God crated. 6. Murder is still a crime against God unless in self defense of oneself, Exodus 22:2. 7. Thou shall not commit adultery, in the sex filled world of entertainment the sinful man or woman will find it very hard to resist temptation as it relates to the flesh. 8.Thou shall not steal pertains to even the smallest of items that many Believer’s do from human nature that our conscious does not even record, i.e “sampling” fruit at the grocery store or lifting items from a office is all stealing inadvertently. 9. Thou shall not bear false witness against thou neighbor. This is lying or slandering someone we know in order to discredit them. This can always be seen in legal court rooms in which many good people argue wrong doing on the part of someone they know. 10. Covetousness of neighbors goods. Many Believer’s desire what is not theirs, but belong to their neighbors which can include money, cars, house and even a wife or husband.

All are grave sins in the eyes of YHVH. The above infractions are shown that many still today transgress the Law of God. We must still keep the Commandments in order to be made right in the eyes of God, even once being Born Again through Christ jesus, who is the only only who never broke any of the above Laws of God even in the smallest detail. Once we accept Jesus, God’s Holy Spirit will keep Us within the Commandment and in His perfect will Romans 8. Adding also the Law of Love given by Jesus in John 13:34-35, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye love one another. Shalom…

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Lucifer’s Flood (The Katabole)

31 Dec

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2 Peter 3:5-7, “But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.”

The term “Lucifer’s flood,” is another name for describing the fall of Satan, which took place in the Pre-Adamite World in a time long ago. The Apostle Peter states that in the beginning when the Earth was first formed a cataclysmic event happened between Genesis 1:1 and verse 2, which caused the Earth to become void and formless, and also the total extinction of Life on this planet by having the sun blocked out by God.

These events represent a judgement which took place of the social system at that time that resulted in the Lord destroying all life. Whenever God blocks out the sun or causes darkness to fall on the land as in Gen 1:2, is always the result of judgement ( see Gen 6-8, Ex 10:21, Jer 4:23, Joel 2:31, Rev 6:12, 8:12, 9:2, 16:10) This was the judgement of Satan when He rebelled against God. This judgement is recorded in Ezekiel 28:13-17 states, “You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz and emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, O guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings.” This judgement caused the Earth to fall into chaos and destroyed utterly all life forms on the Earth at that time. Until Man was created in Genesis 1:26 and was empowered to replenish the Earth in Genesis 1:28.

Many read over the fact that God said to “replenish,” the earth meaning that something had to be here before Adam to be replenished. Which Satan’s fall destroyed. The flood of 2 Peter 3:5-7 destroyed the entire Earth, causing the world to have to be replenished by Adam some time later, as opposed to the days of Noah God spared the Earth because the sun was never blocked out causing much of the plant life and other life forms to survive the 2nd flood which was that of Noah’s day.

The false teaching that Hell does not exist…

31 Dec

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Revelation 20:14-15, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

It is very important to know in this day and age just what exactly the Word of God says on the very important matters as it relates to the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. I recently heard the Reverend Carlton Pearson speak on the subject of Hell during an interview in which He stated that the doctrine of Hell is a “fairy tale,” saying that it was a subject that is taught in many Churches to persuade people to turn from their wicked ways and unto repentance to God. The Reverend went onto say that all souls whether saved or unsaved will return back unto the Father from where they came. This teaching comes about by many Pastors and Ministers having a hard time believing that God who is suppose to be a God of love, could not send anyone to a customized torture chamber for all of eternity.

This defies the very teaching of the Holy Bible which was written by the Lord’s Holy Spirit through man, 2 Peter 1:20-21 states, “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit,” and if God’s Holy Spirit inspired the scripture how can the Lord be made a liar? Titus 1:2, reads “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.” Unfortunately we live in and fallen World where many rebel against the very God who created them, due to the sin nature that all men operate in.

The Lord is a God of love but also of judgment, if God says that there is only one way to Him, then He cannot lie and that one way is a true statement. John 3:16, says that we need Jesus Christ and without Him we are lost and must face an eternity of separation from God due to our unrepentant sin. The only “fairy tale,” spoken of about Hell is that it is not a customized torture chamber where Satan and His Fallen Angels and Demons torment people but is in fact an eternal damnation for the unsaved along with Satan and His minions. Jesus stated in Matthew 25:41, “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.” Hell is for the Devil, it was never meant for any man or woman to join Satan in eternal Hell but those in fact have thrown in their lot with the Father of Lies to defy the will of God.

It was never the intention of God to condemn man to this fate but rather we chose it indirectly by not obeying His Word and not accepting the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our sin. In some ways Reverend Pearson is right, the “Lake of Fire” the final Hell, does not exist at this time but will after the White Throne Judgment of God, which Satan and His followers will be cast into for all eternity for torment. I never like to Preach Hell, but instead the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a way of causing others to accept the Lord, but it is important for all to know the scripture and the truth about false doctrine. Shalom…

Teenage Pregnancy…

31 Dec

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Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

I recently was disturbed to see on the news the enemy’s attack on the youth of America, in the form of teenage pregnancy. In a time when many parents are preoccupied with putting food on the table with a failing economy, this leaves little or no time for supervision of our young people. This gives way many evil spirits the go ahead to try and corrupt impressionable children especially those who do not have much Faith in YHVH Father God. Even in a time when we lack so much financially, we must never loose sight of our greatest resource as a people which is our children the future generation! It’s very important to teach and educate our youth on the Biblical principal’s that helped mold such a great nation as the United States, as well as sex education which is ordained within the confines of marriage as read in 1 Corinthians 7:2, “Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.” Sexual immorality becomes a detestable act which destroy’s the youth of a nation as well as the generation coming behind hurting the original plan of God by having one man and woman in covenant (marriage) with the Father. I pray that all parents, married and single set aside the time to talk to our young teens on sex and the consequences that it can lead to not only a unwanted pregnancy but also death. Stand and educate our youth, and save a child from a lost of youth and preservation of innocence. Shalom…

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Keeping Enduring Faith in the Word of God…

31 Dec

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JOB 1:21, “And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”

In the recent time of events of the last few years, since the attacks of Sept 11, it has become of dire need for every Christian to continue to stay faithful unto the Word of God, the Holy Bible. With the economy in constant decline, unenemployment on the rise, and the evaporation of middle class America our Christian Faith is always being tested by the Demonic influence that is in this world. As Job 1:21, states Job had lost everything that He loved dear in the span of one day, as read in verses 13-19 of the same chapter, “And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house: And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house: And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.” Job state of affairs here, is true of what many Americans are going through right now. This system of the world is slowly moving towards the birth of a New World Order, that no longer adhere’s to the Word of God, but the Lord is seperating all who believe from it and back unto the scriptures in which we orignally as a Nation once held dear to our hearts. We as Believer’s must be more Spiritually minded of the omnipresent God who is at work in the unseen Spirit Realm, and take heed to His perfect will for our live’s that never was based on this world’s economy or social system. This is done by reading His Word, The Holy Bible daily and seeking Jehovah in Spirit and Truth (the renewing of our minds (Spirit) and unto the truth (reading and obeying the scriptures.) Faith in the Cross of Yeshua (Jesus) produces the real social and economic system that God truly wants for His children. Philippians 4:19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Shalom…

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The Casting out of Evil Spirits…

31 Dec

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Mark 1:21-27, “And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.

Their are many misconceptions about the deliverence from Evil Spirits in the world that we live, which many people saved and unsaved have subscribed to over years. Hollywood has played a major part in this misinformation as well as religious institutions around the world. The movie the “Exorcist,” seemed to be for awhile the study guide on how to identify and handle such occurrences when they arise. The Word of God however states nowehere that in order to drive out demonic spirits does not involve the need for Holy Water or big gothic crosses held by a Catholic Priest, but only true Bible studying Believers who have Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. By only Preaching the Word of God is sufficient enough to drive out evil spirits, or stating with authority the name Jesus Christ, who has all the authority over all things given to Him by Yahweh/God. Demonic Spirits do not always inhabit people but also the atmosphere in which we exist as stated in Ephesians 6:12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” It is always good to awake in the morning and thank God for the Lord Jesus Christ, and in His name bless and protect our friends, family and work environment and bind all demonic spirits in the Holy name of Yeshua/Jesus Christ. Shalom.

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