California Presbyterian Church Pastor Fired For His Stand on Truth of Homosexuality
Psalm 119:59; 2 Corinthians 13:5
1-1-19, Archives of Rev Billy Graham:
There are two reasons why it can be good to make resolutions at the beginning of a new year.
First, it forces us to look at ourselves ... to be honest about our failures and our need to change. The exercise of examining ourselves ... with God's help ... and seeing where we fall short is important.
Give careful thought to your ways. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Haggai 1:5; 1 John 1:9
Ezekiel Saw Hole in Wall & Abominations
Jesus said, “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”
12-31-18, * -- The two sets of scripture of Ezekiel 8:7-9 and Mark 3:23-24 are indicative of events of the year 2018. They describe how the Lord directed the prophet Ezekiel to look beyond the walls of the Temple to see the truth with abominations and about a 'house' divided in Mark 3:23-24. Actually one story with two related parts.
The mainstream news media, a minion of Marxist-inspired globalist politicians and their billionaire corporate sponsors, employs a craft of using a small ingredient they call truth mixed with propaganda to feed the world a diet of brainwashing misinformation. Their target in America is to foment a coup of a duly elected president and to overthrow a Constitutional Republic.
Fake news has become a staple in reporting.
The lines are so blurred between news-casting and editorializing that Americans, and those in other countries, must put on their helmets of discernment and dig behind the walls and the doors to find the truth of all the wicked abominations.
A growing minority of radical leftists, including politicians, the media, the entertainment industry, educators and unwitting social zombies have used their platforms to establish a hostile environment for anyone who disagrees with their warped sense of truth and morality. In the name of free speech, they abhor free speech. Anyone disagreeing are branded with the hot iron of racist, xenophobe, misogynist, Islamophobe, homophobe, Nazi, bigot, deplorable, uneducated, sexist, birthers, truthers and more. Their political intolerance and ideological bigotry is unmatched. A nation divided against itself cannot stand. Matthew 12:25
Romans 13:12 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”
1 Peter 2:9 “…a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own; that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
*Adapted and excerpted full original message from Bill Wilson here
Two Sermons from Pastor J.D. Farag
Topic Israel God's Prophetical 'Clock'
Ezekiel 17:1 Damascus destruction
Ezekiel 38:1-3, 13 Nations listed who are prophesied to invade the Jewish nation of Israel. Dec 16, 2018 - 37 min video here
Sad that JD is still riding the Russia 'train' and the traditional dogma about the speculated seven year tribulation ...
The Gospel and Health
“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.”
12-28-18, Henry Morris, Ph.D-- In Matthew 4:23 we read the first mention of “the gospel” in the New Testament, and it's significant that Christ was emphasizing, first of all, the long-range future aspect of the gospel, the Kingdom.
In that great day, all manner of sickness and even death itself will be eternally healed, when the earth’s age-long curse, pronounced originally because of man’s sin (Genesis 3:17), is finally removed (Revelation 22:3). As a token of this future deliverance, He demonstrated His power by supernaturally healing great numbers of needy people.
The next verse elaborates further on the ubiquity of His healing ministry--“all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy” (Matthew 4:24). No one was omitted. It was not a matter of only those who had faith, or those with psychosomatic ailments, or any other distinction. Everyone was healed of every infirmity of every kind!
Nothing was too hard for the Lord to cure—not even psychiatric disorders or demon possession. However, it was not that way later on in His ministry (e.g., Mark 6:5) nor in that of the apostle Paul (e.g., 2 Timothy 4:20) or the other apostles (e.g., Matthew 17:14-16).
Evidently the tremendous scope of this initial healing ministry of the Lord was intended to serve as a type and promise of what will occur worldwide and eternally when His kingdom comes and His will is done on Earth as it is in heaven. In the meantime, this record serves to assure us all that He who came preaching the gospel of the Kingdom should indeed be received by faith right now as the great King of all creation! Source
Hearing God's Still Small Voice
Jesus said, "My sheep hear My voice, I know them and they follow Me. v28 blessed [are] they that hear the word of God and keep it."
5-5-2009, Our Daily Bread -- When God spoke to Elijah on Mount Horeb, He could have done so in the wind, earthquake, or fire. But He didn’t. He spoke with a “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12). God asked, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:13), as he hid from Jezebel who had threatened to kill him.
Elijah’s reply revealed what God already knew—the depth of his fear and discouragement. He said, in effect, “Lord, I have been most zealous when others have forsaken You. What do I get for being the only one standing up for You?” (1 Kings 19:14).
Was Elijah really the only one serving God? No. God had “seven thousand in Israel . . . whose knees have not bowed to Baal” (1 Kings 19:18).
In the depths of our fear or despair, we too may think we’re the only one serving God. That may happen right after the height of a success, as it did for Elijah. Psalm 46:10 reminds us to “be still, and know” that He is God. The sooner we focus on Him and His power, the quicker we will see relief from our fear and self-pity.
Both the clashing cymbals of our failures and the loud trumpeting of our successes can drown out God’s still small voice. It’s time for us to quiet our hearts to listen for Him as we meditate on His Word. Psalm 32:8-9 Source
The Treasure God Values
The Lord our God is one Lord: thou shalt love Him with all your heart, soul and with all thy might. Thou shalt diligently teach them to thy children, talk of them sitting in your house, when you walk by the way, lying down and when you rise up. You shall bind them for a sign upon thine hand and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
12-25-18, Moody Bible Inst -- With a lustrous, pale yellow appearance, pyrite is perfectly designed to deceive and people frequently mistake it for gold. However, upon further examination the density and hardness test reveals that pyrite can be crushed far more easily than genuine gold. When crushed pyrite fragments are not yellow, but a putrid greenish black. It's known as “fool’s gold.”
The teachers of the Bible's Old Testament law and the Pharisees with whom Jesus clashed had much in common with fool’s gold. They presented a lustrous appearance. Phylacteries—small boxes Jewish men wear as a reminder of God’s commands (Deut. 6:8)—and tassels on their clothing were visible signs of piety. These teachers made sure to show off, wearing their phylacteries wide and their tassels long. Like the pyrite, upon further examination it was revealed that such appearances were deceiving. Despite their phylacteries, fringes and other signs of piety, these Pharisees were not truly devoted to God’s will. Such things were just for show.
“Everything they do is done for people to see. They neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness.” Deut 6:5-7, 23
God, is no fool and is not tricked by such deceptions. The true treasure God values is not outward luster, but inward devotion to His will. We should “hunger and thirst for righteousness” and above all else to seek the His kingdom. (Deut 5:6, 6:33)
In the new year, 2019, let's commit ourselves to offer the Lord treasure that is truly valuable—all our hearts, souls and strength. Source
Recovery of Paul’s Revelation
Redemption, Righteousness, Fellowship - Can a born again believer in Christ be 'back-slidden?'
Romans 1:16-17, “For I am not ashamed of the good news, for it is an unveiling of the ability of God to save all who believe in Jesus Christ.” The revelation that was given regarding “righteousness” means the ability to stand in the presence of God without the sense of guilt or condemnation. John 15:5 The “branch” is the fruit-bearing part of the vine. It reveals what is in the vine, the character of the vine; all this is seen in the fruit.
Redemption --“Redemption” means deliverance out of the hand of the Enemy, the absolute defeat of Satan. There is no new creation if the old man still holds dominion in us. He stopped being in the new creation and a new man took his place. The new creation is really the life of God coming into the human spirit, driving out spiritual death and making one absolutely one with Christ. Redemption would be meaningless if it did not end in fellowship. Hebrews 2:14; Colossians 1:13; II Corinthians 5:17; Ezekiel 36:26-27
New Righteousness -- Israel had “righteousness” reckoned to them if they kept the law of the covenant. [Psalm 106:31] They were never righteous. They had Righteousness set to their account. We however, because we have received the nature of the Father, making us new creations, making us alive in Christ -- we have received the Righteousness of God in our spirits. Romans 3:26, 4:3; I Corinthians 1:30; II Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:6-8; James 2:23
New Fellowship -- When we step out of love disobeying God's New Covenant, we step:
- out of fellowship
- we step into darkness
- we lose our confidence and freedom of faith
If we could never loose our salvation why are these scriptures in the Bible?
Daniel 12:1 '...every one that shall be found written in the book.'
Revelation 3:5 "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life..."
More here: I Corinthians 1:9; Hebrews 6:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Only Jesus Christ Can Save Mankind
"Incognito" -- God With Human Eyes
Partridge in Pear Tree?
"This is eternal life, that they know You, the only true God Whom You have sent." John 17:3; John 3:18, 36
The Song: 'TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS'
What was the partridge doing in the pear tree? The song was a rhyme to instruct children in the Catholic or Christian faith during the Reformation of God. Rev Mark Lawson Jones suggests in his book:
- One partridge – Jesus
- Two turtle doves – the Old and New Testaments
- Three French hens – faith, hope and charity
- Four calling birds – the four Gospels
- Five gold rings – the Pentateuch
- Six geese a-laying – the six days of creation
- Seven swans a-swimming – the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
- Eight maids a-milking – the Beatitudes
- Nine ladies dancing – the nine fruits of the Spirit in Galatians
- Ten lords a-leaping – the Ten Commandments
- Eleven pipers piping – the 11 faithful apostles
- Twelve drummers drumming – the 12 tribes of Israel
1 Corinthians 9:22
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