Leviticus 20:7; 1 Peter 1:16; John 3:17-18; Luke 13:3, John 3:3, 7
8-26-21, In our current world the Lord Jesus still sanctifies people. After a person is born again repenting of their sin and trusting Jesus as their Lord and Savior He sanctifies them. Those individuals are set apart as a child of God, with a sacred purpose. Therefore, believers in Christ are not here just to chase after personal gain, but to serve the Lord bringing Him honor and glory. Believers are referred to as "saints." We are given this label or title that shares its root with sanctification -- not because we live sinless lives, but because after we’re born again we live a new life consistent with the One we represent, Jesus Christ. -- Excerpted from Pastor Charles Stanley here
You have been bought for a price; honor God. Whether, then, you eat or drink
or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 6:20, 10:31
"For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.
So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God Who gives His Holy Spirit to you."
1 Thessalonians 4:7-8
Genesis 13:16, 15:5; Exodus 3:8, 17; Matthew 13:43-47; Luke 10:3, 11:44, 17:6; John 10:11, 16, 26
8-25-21, The language of the Bible is rich with metaphor. Symbols are quite common in the poetic and prophetic portions of the Bible. By its very nature, poetry relies heavily on figurative language; when Solomon calls his bride “a lily among thorns” (Song of Solomon 2:2), he is using symbols to declare the desirability and uniqueness of the Shulamite.
Prophecy, too, contains much figurative imagery. Isaiah often used trees and forests as symbols of strength (e.g., Isaiah 10:18-19; 32:19). Daniel saw “a goat with a prominent horn between his eyes” who “came from the west . . . without touching the ground” and we understand this as a kingdom Turkey vs Iran. [Daniel 8:2-14]
2 Corinthians 5:10; John 3:3, 7; Luke 13:3, 24:48
8-24-21, Clearly God's word instructs us of the fact that the gift of God is eternal life and we cannot 'earn' it. Ephesians 2:8-10. If we could work for it, why'd Jesus die the horrific death on the cross? We can 'know' we have eternal life; see 1 John 5:13, but only through faith, repentance and obedience to the Lord.
Jesus said if you love Me - obey Me. John 14:15
Jesus WILL Make All Things New
8-21-21, As world reels in misery and woes we pray asking the Lord to have mercy and save the USA. Certainly HE IS ABLE - but has the USA fallen too deeply into wickedness for the Lord to be willing to save her? We must be prepared for judgment.
Despite man’s arrogant pride, he is utterly unable to save himself or to make himself acceptable to God. Neither is he able to keep himself saved nor, above all, is he able to defeat sin and conquer death without the Lord Jesus.
However, God is able! The word “able” (Greek dunamai) is closely related to the word for “power” (Greek dunamis), both speaking of God’s spiritual dynamics.
The Lord God is all-powerful, His ability is without limit and His power “works in us!”
Therefore, “He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him” (Hebrews 7:25). Because the gospel of Christ is the “power of God unto salvation” (Romans 1:16), God “is of power to stablish you according to My gospel” (Romans 16:25).
Jesus said the end would come when the world is like Sodom and Gomorrah and Noah's time. Surely we are THERE! Who can deny it?
2 Corinthians 9:82; Philippians 3:21; Luke 17:26-30
8-21-21, The world is struggling with unprecedented woes from pestilence, famine, drought, wildfires, wars and weather anomalies. Sadly the troubles may be judgment from almighty God. We must remember to honor, obey and worship Him whatever comes upon us.
In 1225 AD the Italian Friar Francis Assisi wrote the wonderful hymn:
"All Creatures of our God and King"
Enjoy it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReuzmyzKsUw
"When the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that JESUS did with the children crying in the temple and saying: Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased." Matthew 21:15
Romans 13:1-2, 4; Luke 6:27-31
PRAY FOR THE WORLD CHRISTIANS UNDER ISLAM'S RULE
The Apostle John had a vision: "I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus ..."
8-18-21, 😥 "I received a text last night from Irene Carafino that her sister sent her from a parishioner at her church asking for urgent prayer. Please pray for the 229 Chjristian missionaries who have been sentenced to death this afternoon by the Afghan Taliban, Islamists. Also, please pray for the Christian men, women and children in Quaragosh, the largest Christian city in Iraq where the radical Islamic group has also taken.
These Christians are being beheaded. [Revelation 20:4]
We know how powerful prayer is and know that our heavenly Father hears them."
-- Thank you, Sandi
Even so, please come Lord Jesus.
8-16-21, Righteous God fearing behaviors reap good results. Look at Job.
The World is 'Re-Writing Reality
Wicked Governments, Covid, Climate, Wildfires, Middle East
Let no one deceive you!
8-15-21, Brother John Haller reports on condition of the world in today's message of hope ...
One hour thirty-two Minute video here
Scripture for today, 8-14-21: Eternity
Matthew 5:48; Philippians 3:20-21; Revelation 21:4, 22:20
8-11-21, A truly born again Christian is a person who loves, has fully trusted and obeys the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Savior and therefore possesses the Holy Spirit (John 3:3, 7, 16; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8–9). He/she is a new creation.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Christians are not simply an “improved” version of a person; a Christian is an entirely new creature. They are “in Christ.” For a Christian to lose salvation, the new creation would have to be destroyed. And nothing can remove a true Christian from God’s hand (John 10:28–29).
A Christian is marked by God and sealed by the Spirit. A true Christian cannot lose salvation.
Salvation is the gift of God, and God’s gifts are “irrevocable” (Romans 11:29). A Christian cannot be un-newly created. The redeemed cannot be unpurchased. Eternal life cannot be temporary. God cannot renege on His Word. Scripture says that God cannot lie (Titus 1:2).
God's word says that anyone who departs the faith is demonstrating that he/she was never truly a Christian (1 John 2:19). A true Christian will not live a state of continual, unrepentant sin (1 John 3:6). They may have been religious putting on a good show, but they were never born again by the power of God.
2 Peter 2:20-22; Hebrews 6:4-6
Comfort to Oppressed People of Nineveh & Judah
The Lord God Cut off their Enemies
Pray for America
“Behold upon the mountains the feet of Him that bringeth good tidings that publish peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; He is utterly cut off.”
8-10-21, The righteous peoples of the world who Love the Lord Jesus and obey His commands are often oppressed by the wicked who lead their nations – even the USA.
We see encouragement in the Old Testament Book of Nahum; the cities of Nineveh & Judah repented turning to God [Jonah 3:2].
We pray hoping the nations will repent of their abominations and turn back to God; especially America before she's righteously punished as was Sodom & Gomorrah. [Luke 17:27-29]
“God is jealous; He will have revenge & is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries & He reserves wrath for His enemies. The Lord is slow to anger, great in power & will not at all acquit the wicked… Who can stand before His indignation?
"Who can abide in the fierceness of His anger?
"The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble & He knows them that trust in Him; but with an overrunning flood He will make an utter end of the place thereof & darkness shall pursue His enemies. He will make an utter end… While they are held together as thorns & while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as fully dry stubble…
"And the Lord hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be known: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image & the molten image: I will make thy grave; for thou art vile. Behold upon the mountains the feet of Him that bringeth good tidings that publish peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; He is utterly cut off.” Nahum 1:1-15 -- More here
Smithsonian Magazine Reports [Secular!]
THE HOLY BIBLE IS TRUE!
The first verse of the Book of Amos states that the events the narrator plans to relay took place “two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah.” Amos 1:1
8-6-21, Smithsonian* -- Archaeologists in Jerusalem the capitol of the Jewish state of Israel have found evidence of damage to buildings and pottery that may have been caused by a huge, eighth-century B.C. earthquake mentioned in the Holy Bible’s Old Testament book of Amos 1:1 and Zechariah 14:5 The first verse of the Book of Amos states that the events took place “two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah.” (Reporedly King Uzziah ruled in the mid-eighth century.) Centuries later, in the book of the Book of Zechariah a future earthquake is predicted with the warning “You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah.”
Archaeologists unearthed a layer of earth & bricks containing the ruins in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. The findings add to evidence of the earthquake previously discovered elsewhere in Israel and in the seabed of the Dead Sea. [..]
Archaeologist, Joe Uziel reported: “[T]o prove that this doesn’t involve one building that sustained an isolated trauma, we compared it to other sites, both in Jerusalem and at other places where we also see this layer, so that we can make the connection and say that this isn’t an isolated event, but rather something more widespread.”
Israel Finkelstein, an archaeologist at Tel Aviv University reports that: “Destructive earthquakes in Jerusalem are possible, as shown by the well-recorded earthquake of 1927. The early layer as recorded in the book of Amos, includes materials which relate to the eighth century and hence it is possible that a devastating earthquake left a strong impression and was recorded.”
The team described “tilted walls and pillars, bent and warped walls, fractured building stones, dipping floors, liquefied sand, mud brick collapse and burnt remains.”
Archaeologists have also recorded sites with destruction layers from the mid-eighth century at Hazor and Acre — both located north of Megiddo — and southwest of Jerusalem at Lachish. Carbon-14 dating has been used on organic matter to find evidence of seismic activity in the Dead Sea area. Their results show that two major quakes could have occurred in the eighth century, with one taking place between 861 and 705 B.C. and the other between 824 and 667 B.C.
Excavation directors for the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), Uziel and Ortal Kalaf will present their full findings to the public at the City of David’s Megalim Institute on September 2, 2021. *Excerpted full original report here
- 1 Kings 19:11-12 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire.
- Isaiah 29:6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
- Amos 1:1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
- Zechariah 14:5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
- Matthew 27:54, 28:2 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. V2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. [The Lord Jesus arose from death]
- Act 16:26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. [Peter released from prison]
- Revelation 6:12, 8:5, 11:13, 11:19, 16:18 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; v5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings and an earthquake. v13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. v19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail. v8 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
The Wicked World Is Confirming What God Has Already Warned Us About ...
"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" v11 God said: "Woe to the wicked; disaster is upon them! For they will be repaid with what their hands have done." Isaiah 3:11 "I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible."
8-8-21, This week's prophecy update from Brother John Haller at Fellowship Bible Chapel in Ohio reports on the fact that we are experiencing unprecedented times, when truth is replaced with misinformation and outright blatant lies.
However, contained between the lines, truth can be found. We must filter out the falsehoods by using God's Word as our reference.
What we may at first see as demonization of anyone who dares to believe the God of the Bible and His Word, but when we look at it through God-colored glasses, we simply see fulfillment of the prophetic Scriptures as God foretold.
In essence, the wickedness of the world is confirming what we already believed to be true. God has already warned us. His word is never failing and His timing is perfect. The faith part comes in the patience and perseverance required from all who call the Lord Jesus Christ their Savior.
One hour thirty four min video message here:
Jesus' "The Parable of the Net"
Matthew 4:18-22, 13:47-50; Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:1-11; John 1:35-42
"The kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
Jesus said, 'Ye are not in Darkness'
... You'll know when Jesus is at the doors.
Speculation of the ‘Rapture of the Church’
Rosh Hashanah [Feast of Trumpets 2021]
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Revelation 3:3
8-7-21, * --The current Jewish calendar year is 5781 ending on Rosh Hashanah aka ‘Feast of Trumpets’ - Gregorian calendar: 2021. When the Lord Jesus’ faithful have been removed from the earth – the world will see judgment and many believe the Great Whore of Mystery Babylon is the USA  where millions of born again believers in Christ dwell. When America falls the world will weep; the Apostle John’s vision:
“I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, the hold of every foul spirit, a cage of every unclean hateful bird. All nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication; kings of the earth have committed fornication with her. The merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.” And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, that ye are not partakers of her sins that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. =>
How much she hath glorified herself, lived deliciously, so much torment sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, ‘I sit a queen, am no widow & shall see no sorrow.’ Therefore, her plagues come in one day, death, mourning & famine. She shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication & lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning. Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, “Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city for in one hour is thy judgment come!” Revelation 8:1-10
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year; fulfilling the Lord’s fifth feast day . Leviticus 23:24 As written in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “the dead in Christ shall rise first then we who are alive rise to meet King Jesus in the air.”
We believe the Rapture comes on the final trumpet of I Corinthians 15:51-52 on the first blast of the shofar (ram’s horn) after Elul 29 on the Hebrew calendar [Leviticus 23:23-25 and Revelation 3:3].
1 Thessalonians 5:4 clearly says the brethren will know the day of the Lord Jesus' coming; He'll not come as a thief in the night as we’re not in darkness. As the scripture says, the day hour will not be known - Rosh Hashanah is a “Day not Known” as it begins at the sighting of the new moon and no one knows the time it will appear.
 USA Babylon: https://www.jesus-our-blessed-hope.com/blog/scripture-for-today-6-26-19-mystery-babylon
 God's Feast Days: https://www.wycliffe.org/feast/7-feasts-that-point-to-christ
 Kaduri Letter: bible-menorah.jimdofree.com/english/rabbi-kaduri-note/
 Bible Codes: www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1633955/jewish/What-Is-the-Jewish-Perspective-on-the-Bible-Codes.htm
*Excerpted and adapted from message from Brother Bruce Kessler
The Entire Human Race is Accountable For Basic Knowledge of Almighty God - We are Without Excuse
Genesis 22:18; Psalm 19:1, 50:6; Romans 1:19-20, 1 John 5:2-3
The Infinite Wisdom and Knowledge of God
“In Whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
Colossians 2:3; Revelation 19:6
8-5-21, Archives of Henry Morris, PhD -- One of the most amazing of the divine attributes is God’s omniscience. He not only understands all the complexities of relativistic science and higher mathematics, He ordained them in the first place! The same applies to every other discipline of study and activity.
And He knows all about each of us! “O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.” (Psalm 139:1-2)
As far as human knowledge is concerned, it is vital to know that “the fear of the LORD” is the very foundation of “knowledge” and of “wisdom” (Proverbs 1:7; 9:10). All the greatest scientists of the past acknowledged that they were seeking merely to “think God’s thoughts after Him.”
How foolish it is to ignore or to oppose God! There are only four places in the Bible that speak of God laughing (Psalm 2:4; 37:13; 59:8; Proverbs 1:26) and each of them describes His response to such folly.
We should marvel at all the wonders of His creation and providence. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” (Romans 11:33)
Our text verse above (Colossians 2:3) is actually referring explicitly to the Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten and eternal Son of God. Part of the still-effective dominion mandate (Genesis 1:26, 28) is to learn what we can about God’s creation, always remembering that Jesus insisted that—no matter what unbelievers say--“the scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35). Source
8-3-21, George Young -- The complexity and mystery about wealth, poverty and happiness. Most people think that wealth brings happiness. But that's not always so. Marxism claims that wealth always comes by oppressing the poor. But that's not always so.
Happiness and contentment can exist in the midst of scarcity,
and too often the poor oppress each other.
What’s more, the rich can be righteous and they can be a blessing to the poor.
Faith in God and living by His commandments and love are the keys to finding happiness.
WHITE HORSEMAN of REVELATION
Reports in the Book of Revelation are mainly in figurative language; Revelation 6 speaks of deceit and a white horse ...
" I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat [rider] on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer."
- Something in white - guy in a white lab coat??
- The rider - a doctor?
- A bow [arrow] - a needle?
- A crown ... the word 'corona' means crown.
- He's conquering ... convincing the world of the false danger of a virus that has a 99% survival rate? [Only way most know they have the virus is after the faulty PCR q-tip test.]
Ezra 7:10; Psalm 34:11; Isaiah 28:9-13; Romans 3:2; Hebrews 5:12-14; 1 Corinthians 3:2, 14:20; Galatians 4:3
Joyful heart is good medicine
GOD'S STRONG DELUSION
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
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