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Seventh-day Adventist Church of Adairsville
Violence Filled the Earth 2.0

Seventh-day Adventist Church of Adairsville

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 28:01


The Earth is Filled with Violence 2.0 Today I want to talk to you about violence. Its increasing around the world.  Elon Musk recently stated that the U.S. Government Is “the Biggest Corporation, With a Monopoly on Violence.” Canadian novelist and journalist Stephen Marche latest book “The Next Civil War: Dispatches From the American Future,” takes the realities of a politically tribalistic United States — burdened by racial and economic injustice, packed with social resentments, awash with guns — and imagines its move toward all-out conflict. “The background hum of hyper-partisanship, the rage and loathing of everyday American politics, generates a widespread tolerance for violence,” Marche writes. “Eventually somebody acts on it.” The book can be summarized by this one line “America is one spectacular act of political violence away from a national crisis,”  Fast company Magazine reports the greatest fear of the wealthy and those in positions of power is the literal unraveling of the social order of society – a conflagration of culture- that the growing divide of rich and poor just needs a spark to start a wildfire -  https://www.fastcompany.com/90712209/why-global-leaders-are-terrified-about-social-cohesion-erosion The Bible in the book of Matthew chapter 24, ---Jesus, seated on the Mount of Olives, gave instruction to his disciples concerning the signs which should precede his coming: “As the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” [Matthew 24:37-39.] The same sins that brought judgments upon the world in the days of Noah, exist in our day. Men and women now carry their eating and drinking so far that it ends in gluttony and drunkenness. This prevailing sin, the indulgence of perverted appetite, inflamed the passions of men in the days of Noah, and led to wide-spread corruption. Violence and sin reached to heaven. This moral pollution was finally swept from the earth by means of the flood. The same sins of gluttony and drunkenness benumbed the moral sensibilities of the inhabitants of Sodom, so that crime seemed to be the delight of the men and women of that wicked city. Christ thus warns the world: “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” [Luke 17:28-30.] CTBH 11.1 Christ has here left us a most important lesson. He would lay before us the danger of making our eating and drinking paramount. He presents the result of unrestrained indulgence of appetite. The moral powers are enfeebled, so that sin does not appear sinful. Crime is lightly regarded, and passion controls the mind, until good principles and impulses are rooted out, and God is blasphemed. All this is the result of eating and drinking to excess. This is the very condition of things which Christ declares will exist at his second coming. CTBH 12.1 ----------------The National Television Violence Study reported that 91% of the movies on television contained violence, Psychology Today reports on a recent study by The University of Washington – 500 families w children between 3-5. ½ watch regular cartoons of the old school variety – scooby doo, Road Runner. And others Curious George, Dora the Explorer.  At 6 months - All families receive a home visit - parents answer questions to clarify if their children are manifesting certain behaviors like shoving, yelling, bullying and destroying things, arguably the building blocks for downright aggressive behaviors later in life. The outcomes are striking, though perhaps not surprising. Very young children immersed in pro-social and non-violent cartoons after six months are more sociable children. The kids left to watch violent cartoons manifest more often early signs of aggression. The Greatest rationale for parents and their kids watching videos on any device was that it was a pacifying tool – a baby sitting tool.  First - Researchers showed that kids subconsciously are learning how to act. The imitate what they hear and see. They identify with cartoon characters.  Second, this process beginning early in life calls to mind a well-known adage: neurons that fire together wire together. What this means is that when a group of neurons is activated concurrently in a child's central nervous system they begin to form a kind of firing unit. So when a child sees violence used as a means to solve a problem, this lesson becomes hard-wired in the central nervous system. - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/when-the-media-is-the-parent/201307/violent-cartoons-and-aggressive-preschoolers  Last summer, Allen Roach saw something that really disturbed him: His then-11-year-old son, Peyton, used a sword to slice off the arms and legs of characters in a virtual reality medieval fantasy game,Blade & Sorcery, then threw the dismembered digital bodies off a bridge.Sure, it all happened in VR. But for Roach — who spotted this gory scene while monitoring his son's VR gaming on a computer screen that mirrored what Peyton was doing with an Oculus Quest 2 headset — it felt uncomfortably real.Roach knew when Peyton looked down in VR he was seeing a weapon held in virtual hands, not just a plastic game controller. It didn't matter that it was a single-player game, which meant that the characters weren't represented by other human players.https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/10/tech/virtual-reality-parents/index.html Is it videogames to blame? This has been a debate for decades. Many researchers say no. That the real issue is guns and gun rights. Last time I checked guns aren't the only weapons in America and the world. That video game I mentioned above wasn't a gun in the kids hand. https://www.vox.com/2019/8/26/20754659/video-games-and-violence-debate-moral-panic-history A large study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found a direct correlation between video games and real world behaviour. https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/psp784772.pdf What was it before the flood that led to the increase in violence?  They delighted in destroying the life of animals; and the use of flesh for food rendered them still more cruel and bloodthirsty, until they came to regard human life with astonishing indifference. PP 91.3 As we approach the close of this earth's history, selfishness, violence, and crime prevail, as in the days of Noah. And the cause is the same—the excessive indulgence of the appetites and passions. A reform in the habits of life is especially needed at this time, in order to fit a people for the coming of Christ.  The Saviour Himself warns the church: -- "So be careful, or your hearts will be loaded down with gluttony, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day will come on you suddenly.3SM 292.1   --------------------------------------Notes: —God did not withhold meat from the Hebrews in the wilderness simply to show His authority, but for their good, that they might preserve physical and moral strength. He knew that the use of animal food strengthens the animal passions and enfeebles the intellect. He knew that the gratification of the appetite of the Hebrews for flesh meats, would weaken their moral powers, and induce such an irritable disposition that the vast army would become insubordinate, that they would lose the high sense of their moral obligations, and refuse to be controlled by the wise laws of Jehovah. Violence and rebellion would exist among them, making it impossible for them to be a pure and happy people in the land of Canaan. God knew what was best for the children of Israel, therefore He deprived them in a great measure of flesh meats. Te 160.2a  

MoneyWise on Oneplace.com
God's Part With Howard Dayton

MoneyWise on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 24:57


To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1085/29 1 Chronicles 29:11 reads, Everything in the heavens and earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as being in control of everything. God created, owns and controls everything. We certainly have a part in managing those resources,but so does God. Today, Howard Dayton joins Rob West to discuss God's role in our finances. Scripture teaches there are two parts to the handling of our money: God's part and ours. But that still leaves room for confusion. WHAT IS GOD'S ROLE IN OUR FINANCES? In Scripture God calls Himself by more than 250 names the name that best describes God's part in the area of money is Lord. It's important to grasp that because how we view God determines how we live. For example, after losing his children and all his possessions, Job was STILL able to worship God. He knew the Lord and His role as Lord of those possessions. OWNERSHIP The Bible is crystal clear that God is sole owner of everything. Psalm 24:1, "The earth is the Lord's, and all it contains." Scripture even reveals specific items God owns. Leviticus 25:23 identifies Him as owner of all the land: It reads, "The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine." Haggai 2:8 reveals that "'the silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,' declares the Lord of hosts." And in Psalm 50:10, the Lord tells us: "For every beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills." The Lord is the Creator of all things, and He never transferred the ownership of His creation to people. Recognizing God's ownership is critical in allowing Jesus Christ to become the Lord of ALL our money and possessions. CONTROL God's second area of responsibility is ultimate control of every event that occurs upon the earth. Examine several of the names of God in Scripture: Master, Almighty, Creator, Shepherd, Lord of lords and King of kings. It's quite obvious who's in charge and it's not us! Psalm 15:6 reads, "Whatever the Lord pleases He does, in heaven and in earth." And in Isaiah 45:6-7 we find, "I am the Lord, and there is no other, the One forming light and creating darkness, causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the Lord who does ALL these." GOD'S PURPOSE Our heavenly Father uses even seemingly devastating circumstances for ultimate good in the lives of the godly. Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Now, why does the Lord allow difficult circumstances to enter our lives? There are at least three reasons: (1) to develop our character, (2) to accomplish His intentions, and (3) to lovingly discipline us when needed. PROVISION That brings us to God's third responsibility: Provision. In Matthew 6:33 Jesus says, "Seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things [meaning food and clothing] shall be added unto you." And in Genesis 22:14, God is spoken of as "Jehovah-jireh" which means "the Lord will provide." He takes care of His people, regardless of what the stock market or the economy are doing. LISTENER QUESTIONS On today's program, Rob also answers listener questions: ●Does it make sense to open a new checking account in order to receive a cash bonus for opening the account? ●In a general sense, how does the Social Security retirement program work? ●Are there safe alternatives to a savings account that pay a very low interest rate? ●When preparing to get married, would it be best to make out a will now or wait until after the wedding? ●Should you pay off a property while still paying on credit card debt or eliminate the credit card debt first? Remember, you can call in to ask your questions most days at (800) 525-7000 or email them toQuestions@MoneyWise.org. Also, visit our website atMoneyWise.orgwhere you can connect with a MoneyWise Coach, join the MoneyWise Community, and even download the free MoneyWise app. Like and Follow us on Facebook atMoneyWise Mediafor videos and the very latest discussion!Remember that it's your prayerful and financial support that keeps MoneyWise on the air. Help us continue this outreach by clicking theDonate tab on our websiteor in our app.

Christ Crucified Fellowship
Memorializing Jehovah's Help

Christ Crucified Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 56:00


Apostolic Fellowship Churches Of Christ Jesus
I'm Pressing To Be A Blessing - Elder Edward Robertson

Apostolic Fellowship Churches Of Christ Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 38:04


Apostolic Fellowship Church of Christ Jesus Friday Evening Worship Service 1153 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002 We can be reached by contacting us at AFCMedia@AFC-ct.com or calling us at 860-242-3518.

Apostolic Fellowship Churches Of Christ Jesus
God Sees, God Knows, God Cares - Bishop Michael C. Geddis

Apostolic Fellowship Churches Of Christ Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 97:42


Apostolic Fellowship Church of Christ Jesus Sunday Morning Worship Service 1153 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002 We can be reached by contacting us at AFCMedia@AFC-ct.com or calling us at 860-242-3518.

Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses-Critical Thinkers » Critical Thought Podcast
Jehovah's Witnesses Desperate for Leadership

Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses-Critical Thinkers » Critical Thought Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 31:40


#exjw #jehovahswitnesseldersAnnouncements and RemindersJanuary 2022FOR ELDERSAssisting Young Brothers to Make Spiritual Progress: For several years, the Governing Body has emphasized the importance of assisting young brothers to qualify for congregation responsibilities. This continues to be an urgent need. It has been observed that in some congregations, few baptized brothers in their late teens and early 20s are reaching out to serve as pioneers or ministerial servants. In some lands, relatively few young brothers are applying to attend the School for Kingdom Evangelizers, to serve at Bethel or to assist in Kingdom Hall construction and maintenance. On the other hand, qualified younger brothers in some congregations have been held back simply because of their age. (w18.08 pp. 11-12 pars. 15-17) Therefore, the Governing Body requests that all bodies of elders worldwide give priority to helping younger brothers grow in their relationship with Jehovah and qualify for congregation responsibilities. (Phil. 2:20-22; 1 Tim. 4:12-15; w75 4/15 pp. 3-13) Elders should regularly discuss spiritual goals with younger brothers. (Ps. 110:3; w21.08 pp. 26-31; sfl chap. 1 par. 6 pt. 4; chap. 8 par. 5) Although relatively young in years, exceptional ministerial servants may already be viewed as spiritually older men and qualify as elders in their mid-, or even early, 20's. In due course, the Shepherd book will be updated to reflect this direction.**************************************************Please consider supporting our work on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/exjwcriticalthinkerCheck out our videos on why we left the Why We Left the Jehovah's Witnesseshttps://youtu.be/rqYUCV4FHI4https://youtu.be/bLaSB9P2MEEVisit us on the Web at http://www.exjwcriticalthinker.com SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube http://bit.ly/2p9RTSC Subscribe to Our Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ex-jehovahs-witnesses-critical-thinkers-critical-thought/id967813520Follow us on:     Twitter https://twitter.com/ExJWsThink     Instagram https://www.instagram.com/exjwcriticalthinker/     Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Ex-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Critical-Thinkers-529293183758131/ Check out our t-shirt designs: https://exjwcriticalthinker.myspreadshop.com/all How to Contact UsWe appreciate hearing from our viewers; however, we do not have enough staff or resources to communicate with everyone. We rarely check messages in our social media platforms (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), therefore, if you want to reach us, email us directly at the email address listed below:✰✰ EMAIL: jtladycee@gmail.com 

shunned
Episode 107 - Cloak Of Secrecy

shunned

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 115:24


Many Jehovah's Witnesses are holding secrets. In Chevoy's life, the secrecy around her father's actions meant that she would have to learn to find her voice in order to heal. Now she's sharing her story, shining a light on what once lived in the darkness. The song that Chevoy chose to represent her story is Warrior by Demi Lovato. Support Chevoy by leaving her a comment HERE Support the show by donating to the cause on our Patreon page, Patreon.com/shunned Are you struggling in some area of life? Feeling stuck? Need an accountability partner or some encouragement? Need to talk to someone that understands cult life? Reach out and let's talk. I have affordable programs to help as a certified life coach. Click HERE for more information. Want more resources? Go to my other website exjwHelp.com Join our Shunned Podcast Facebook group HERE Leave us a review on iTunes Find shunned podcast on Youtube, including new VIDcasts here. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. You can listen to the Shunned Podcast Spotify playlist here for all of the songs chosen by guests of the show. This podcast was made possible by my original podcast This JW Life. You can find it on any podcast app or on YouTube. It is a 9 part series about life as Jehovah's Witnesses designed to help you understand how it worked in one comprehensive story and to help you process your own if you came from that environment. Music provided by Jane and the Boy, entitled Save Myself.

Core Christianity
What Makes for a Good Preacher?

Core Christianity

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 25:17


Episode 881 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. My brother and his wife are Jehovah's Witnesses. Is it actually a cult? 2. In Matthew chapter 5, Jesus seems to speak a lot about the Kingdom of Heaven, how important is it for us Christians to know what the Kingdom of Heaven is and is it here now? 3. I am wondering how I should express myself when I am writing about the Bible. Passages in Timothy and Corinthians warn against clever words and departing from the teaching of the Bible. Does this mean it's wrong to say things in a memorable way? 4. Can angels still rebel against God? 5. When is the right time to leave the church? 6. How do we know which son Abraham really took up to the mountain to sacrifice—Isaac or Ishmael? Why does Genesis 22:2 say “take your only son” to be sacrificed? That is why Muslims believe it to be Ishmael as he was the first born. Today's Offer How to Read the Bible (Bible Study) Request our latest special offers here or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core. Resources Core Question – What Do I Do When I've Been Hurt by the Church? Core Question – What are the Parables?

Apostolic Fellowship Churches Of Christ Jesus
Victory Over Demons - Elder AaronGeddis - Assistant Pastor

Apostolic Fellowship Churches Of Christ Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 104:34


Apostolic Fellowship Church of Christ Jesus Sunday Morning Worship Service 1153 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002 We can be reached by contacting us at AFCMedia@AFC-ct.com or calling us at 860-242-3518.

Rick Ingraham Talks To Strangers

New year, new Stranger! We kick off the year with Branden a former Jehovah's Witness and self-proclaimed home brewing snob. Recipe for disaster or for an amazing episode? We'd say both. Produced by Sarah Tiana.

The Postmodern Polymaths Podcast
TPPP Episode 140 : Can I Get A Witness?

The Postmodern Polymaths Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 70:58


Once again it takes me a month go put a podcast version of the YouTube live show out, but I did it! I have on Nico from Hawaii, who occasionally works with Tony from God Chat With God and Tony. He says he heard of me through there and sent me an email (a rare occurrence at any time) and asked to come on and talk about his experience as a Jehovah's Witness. I knew a lot of this stuff already, but even I was surprised at all the bizarre shit they do. I won't ruin it for y'all but, spoiler alert, the j dubs are fucking an abusive cult. Go figure! Give it a listen!

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Bless the Seed Planters (2) (Audio) David Eells - 1/5/22   Gathering the Vessels to be Filled Eve Brast - Dec. 15 - 17, 2021 Dreams (David's notes in red) On December 15th in a dream we of UBM were in a warehouse gathering pots and dishes of all kinds and crockpots etc. together and placing them on our white fold-out pot blessing tables that were lined up in a straight row.  There wasn't any food in them we were all just gathering the vessels together in preparation for the food. Then I heard the voice of the Lord from above and to the right of me say, “You must wait 6 weeks.” (The time period would be up on Jan. 26th IF the date of the dream is when the 6 weeks start.) I woke up pondering about what this could mean. (Could it be the anointing upon the food of the Word that we have stored up to serve to the people?) Then on December 16th I had two dreams that were identical back to back in the night. (The dream was doubled) (Meaning as Joseph said that it will surely come to pass.) In these dreams we of UBM were all in a large wooden Ark that was still sitting on dry ground with the big door still down and resting on the ground and opened like a ramp leading up into it. (The Ark is being prepared to "escape all these things” as in Luke 21:36) It was nice weather outside at the moment. I could see the sun shining through the gathering white  clouds. (The light of the Son is shining on us to prepare.) We were, again, gathering many different pots, pans and crockpots in preparation for the food. I wasn't sure how we were going to get all the meals and food but we were getting ready to receive the supplies and dishes of food in order to distribute it to all the people. (We have been told that we are storing up in the grain silos of Joseph for a time of releasing the anointed food to the people.) (This made me think of Elisha and the widow in 2 Ki. 4:1-7 when there was a famine and her husband had died and they were going to take her sons into slavery and bondage because she couldn't pay her debts. So grace came when the prophet told her to go and ask her neighbors for as many vessels as she could gather and begin pouring what little oil she had into them until they were all full. Then he told her to go and sell the oil to pay her creditors and save her boys.) Then on December 17th I dreamed that UBM was again gathering dishes together to be filled with food in a house that belonged to David that had many, many rooms of different sizes all joined together. (The Lord told me that He would build me a house as a type of David Man-child's house which was finished before the House of God. My house in the natural is almost finished. So we are about to start on the temple house which is in the Bride city and they are built by the food which is the Word that has been stored up to create "Christ in you”..) I again heard the Lord's voice from directly above me say, “From beneath the bars of the gates, you shall escape.” (The first fruits Bride escapes Babylon to re-build on their promised land.)  I woke up repeating this phrase to myself and wondering what the Lord was saying. (The thing that came to me was about when Cyrus diverted the Euphrates away from Babylon so that his armies could go under the bars and then through the gates on both banks and conquer Babylon.  This was as the king was receiving the interpretation of the writing on the wall by Daniel who was made the third ruler in the kingdom at that time.) (According to Operation Disclosure: On Sun. 2 Jan. 2022 “Earth Quakes” under Geneva Lake in Switzerland destroyed the Cabal's CIA CERN Headquarters and was considered the Fall of Babylon. These earthquakes were actually bombings or Rods of God. Just as Cyrus did, Trump decapitated Babylon. Many traitorous leaders will be executed. Then the headless enemy will be cleaned up. False flag is already planned by the DS and incoming.)  During my waking hours on these days the Lord brought an old song back to my memory that I hadn't heard or thought about in a very long time. It was called, “Seek ye First”. I couldn't get it out of my head and just kept singing the first verse over and over.  So I looked up the rest of the song so I would be able to sing the whole thing.  And then the Lord put it in my heart to request that Barry lead us to sing it at the Friday night meeting and that we could put it as a permanent addition in our song books. Here's the lyrics below: Seek ye first the kingdom of God And His righteousness And all these things shall be added unto you Allelu, alleluia Man shall not live by bread alone But by every word That proceeds from the mouth of God Allelu, alleluia Ask and it shall be given unto you Seek and ye shall find Knock and the door shall be opened unto you Allelu, alleluia Seek ye first the kingdom of God And His righteousness And all these things shall be added unto you Allelu, alleluia (This is a really good exhortation to Seek first His Kingdom to be prepared for the choosing of the Bride.)   Praying for Latter Rain Isaac Payne -1/1/22 (David's notes in red) I wanted to share this dream I had last night. It was a very direct and quick dream. I'm wondering if there is significance of this being the first dream for me of the new year, 2022.  (Issac has very good dreams on a regular basis, so the Lord could certainly be sending us a message about what to expect as far as timing for the latter rain anointing coming early this year, 2022.) In this dream it was night. (The night time represents the tribulation when gross darkness in over the earth and the peoples. This is the time when the former and the latter rains will be poured out upon God's elect in a great revival as it was when God's people were entering the wilderness, a type of the tribulation.)  There was a couple in their upper 50's holding onto each other in a desolate area. (Representing the wilderness tribulation.) They called out to me and I went to speak with them.  I knew the man's name in the dream was John. (Meaning, “God is gracious or graced by God". John the Baptist was preparing for the anointed One who comes as the latter rain according to Hos. 6:1-3.) The woman he was holding had blonde hair and it was a couple of inches from her shoulders. (The Bride is prepared to be chosen by the anointed One.) (They looked like husband and wife; at least that's what it seemed like.)   They asked me if I would pray for the latter rain with them. We all joined hands and prayed in agreement. I prayed, “Oh Father thank you! We ask for the latter rain anointing, and we claim it done. We thank you for it in Jesus's name. Amen!” Then I woke up. (The anointed One is Jesus in the Man-child body of reformers.)   Psalm 87 and Zion the 'Desert of the Lord' Deborah Horton 9-20-21 (David's notes in red)  I hope I can explain what the Lord revealed to me in these texts below. :0) (As we will see in Deb's revelation, the couple mentioned in Issac's dream who were holding on to one another in a desolate place praying for the latter rain represents those in Zion.) It says in Psa.87:1 His foundation is in the holy mountains. (2) Jehovah loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. (The actual meaning of “Zion" is the Hebrew word tsiyyah meaning "desert, drought, dry, dry places, parched, parched land"! Think about that for a minute.) (She is prepared to soak up the anointing and Word of the Man-child reformers.) It says in Psa.63:1 O God, thou art my God; earnestly will I seek thee: My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee, In a dry and weary land, where no water is. (So, we are the "dry and weary land”. But why are we seeking Zion if it's a desert? And why would the Lord love a "dry and weary land”?) (Some people are hungry and thirsty for God.) (Psa.87:3) Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah (Glorious things are spoken of a desert?)  (4) I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon as among them that know me: Behold, Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia: This one was born there. (Here in verse 4 notice that Rahab, Babylon, Philistia, Tyre, and Ethiopia were enemies of Zion until they were (re-)born there. (Col.1:21) And you, (speaking of the Gentiles) being in time past alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works, (22) yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and unreproveable before him.) (5) Yea, of Zion it shall be said, This one and that one was born in her; And the Most High himself will establish her. (6) Jehovah will count, when he writeth up the peoples, This one was born there. Selah (Look at another place where the location of birth is important: (Luk.2:1) Now it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be enrolled. (2) This was the first enrolment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria. (3) And all went to enrol themselves, every one to his own city. (4) And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David; (5) to enrol himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with child. (6) And it came to pass, while they were there, the days were fulfilled that she should be delivered.) Back to (Psa.87:7) They that sing as well as they that dance [shall say], All my fountains are in thee. (Well, "fountains" are "living water,” In Joh.3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God! (6) That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (7) Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born anew. (8) The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the voice thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.) When we come to Zion, we have to come empty, a dry and dead-to-self desert, in order to be filled. It says in (Php.2:5) Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: (6) who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, (7) but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; (8) and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. (9) Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name; (10) that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth, (11) and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Also in (Mat.5:6) Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. David Mullinix added this text: (Isa.53:2) For he (Jesus) grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. (So Zion has gone through a crucifixion at the hands of the apostates and God will pour out upon this Bride the a renewal of the former rain as the Man-child ministries receive the latter rain and gives it to the Bride after 3 1/2 years just as it was with Jesus.)     UBM Books Getting Anointed Merlene Laughlin - 12/2/21 (David's notes in red)  I dreamed the sky was getting gray as a storm was coming soon. (In the natural, Trump and the Alliance have said, "The Storm is upon us"; meaning the warfare on the DS in our government that will temporarily bring down the Satanic Cabal and bring God's people a temporary reprieve from the left wing of the Dragon Beast as the right wing rises at the Man-child's return in His Body of Man-child ministers to lead God's people in the first 3 1/2 years of the 7 year tribulation period.) I knew that I was in a white, one story school building. (We are in the school of sanctification learning to walk in holiness. As in Eve's dream when Lion Man came and expounded on David's books but with a greater anointing.) Some of the UBM women, that had been working on the books, were in a huge library trying to take the UBM books out of many boxes and put them in order on the library shelves after they had dusted them. I saw everyone working with happy hands and hearts. (A library is a quiet, restful place where people are able to study and learn. 'Dusting and putting in order' represents cleaning up the spiritual environment so that the knowledge in the materials can be received. Psa. 68:11 The Lord giveth the word: The women that publish the tidings are a great host. ) Then we all heard thunder and saw a mix of swirling gray clouds. It was starting to rain, but only a mist. We hurried so we could get that last pallet done so all the boxes of books would be “shelved and in order.” (The time is short we must get the house in order. Jesus told His disciples in John 9:4 We must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.) The whole side of the school looked as if it was suddenly gone. One person looked up and said, “Where did the windows go? There were windows there earlier.” (During the latter rain the veil will be taken away from our knowledge and understanding. The windows of Heaven are opened to release revelation knowledge to a hungry and thirsty people.  1 Co. 13:8-12 ...but whether there be prophecies, they shall be done away; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall be done away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part; 10 but when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child: now that I am become a man, I have put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know fully even as also I was fully known.)   I heard the,“splat, splat, splat” of large rain drops falling. Each “splat” was several inches from the other. (Hos. 6:1-3 Come, and let us return unto Jehovah; for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live before him. (This is the 1000 year days and we are on the morning of the 3rd day as it says in the next verse.) 3 And let us know, let us follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth is sure as the morning; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain that watereth the earth.) Seeing that some stacks of books had a rain splat on them, I took a white towel and started to quickly wipe off the medium, dark blue covers of the remaining books on the table, but the rain would not wipe off! Then I heard some one say, “Merlene, it's the latter rain. It will not wipe off!” (Psa 68:7-12  O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, When thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah 8 The earth trembled, The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God: Yon Sinai trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, Thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary. 10 Thy congregation dwelt therein: Thou, O God, didst prepare of thy goodness for the poor. 11 The Lord giveth the word: The women that publish the tidings are a great host. 12 Kings of armies flee, they flee; And she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.)    Pray for Good Weather for Building on the UBM Land                  Vanessa Weeks - 12/1/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed I was listening to an Unleavened Bread Bible Study with my ear buds. Towards the end of the study, David asked all of us who were listening to pray that we would have good weather in the area over the next several days. (The good weather may be the sun/Son shining on us and no storm in the heavens.)  He said that we would be working on or building something that would be shelters for the people. 1Co 3:9  For we are God's fellow-workers: ye are God's husbandry, God's building.) (I asked the Lord for a word about the shelters and received by faith at random Mat. 24:30 and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.) (We know that this verse does not fit timing wise but if we just consider the words of the verse, we know that the Lord is coming in His Man-child body of reformers which is a Son of man. So the Son of God is coming in a son of man to repeat History.) As David talked to us about praying for good weather, I saw him hammering some metal frames together and it appeared that it would be a large building. (This reminds me of Eph. 2:20-22  being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone; 21  in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord; 22  in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.) I asked the Lord for a word about David hammering and what we were building and received by faith at random Dan 2:19 (In context  19-23)    Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. (Daniel was a type of the Man-child Ministry at the time of the fall of Babylon who was a revealer of these secrets to the people who were coming out of bondage to rebuild the kingdom in the promised land.)  20  Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever; for wisdom and might are his. 21  And he changeth the times and the seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth up kings; he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding; 22  he revealeth the deep and secret things; he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. 23  I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast now made known unto me what we desired of thee; for thou hast made known unto us the king's matter.) David also said the building will be on some land UBM has and I saw it as a park like setting. (God's people were told to conquer the old man and take the land of promise which means to stand on the promises of God. The first land to be taken after the Babylonian falling away was Zion and the Temple ground which represents the new leadership of born again Zion which represents the Bride in whom is the presence of God.) I was thinking in the dream, I did not know UBM had land, but we have had several dreams of this land and us standing on the grass. (Standing on the grass represents conquering our flesh for as Peter said, “All flesh is as grass.”) I asked the Lord for a word for this dream and received by faith at random Luke 9:25 (In context 23-27) 23  And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, (for the flesh to die on) and follow me. 24  For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. 25  For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self? 26  For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in his own glory, and the glory of the Father, and of the holy angels. 27  But I tell you of a truth, There are some of them that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God. (Denying ourselves and taking up our cross to follow Jesus is the land we have in UBM.)   I went to the UBM site and put the word “shelter" in the site search and saw a dream from Eve on 10/10/10 called 'Man-Child & Bride Save  Apostates'  This is the portion that had "shelter " in it and the verse she got is the same Daniel text I received above when I asked what David was hammering on and what we were building. (So here's the portion of Eve's dream…) …She (The Pakistani woman who said to me, “You are the seer right?") then handed me the piece of cardboard she had been writing on. I took it in my right hand (I'm naturally left-handed) and held it up toward the light to my right. She had written the Roman numerals XXVIII (28) on it. As I was doing this, a voice from behind me and up and to my right resonated through my being, asking, "Are you ready for March 28th?" I answered, "Yes”.  After this, the Pakistani woman turned into a child, came around and took shelter under my right arm, which became a wing with white feathers. This is when the dream ended. (Eve had this dream on 10/10/10. The very next March 28th was a significant day. March 28th in Roman Numerals represents the day the Roman Catholic [meaning "universal"] Church attempted, with the Roman beast government, to force the Jews [now also representing the Christians] on threat of death into their one world order religion. This attempt was thwarted by God using an earthquake on what is now March 28th. We are not saying anything will happen on the 28th but the parallel, as symbolism, is unmistakable. I believe the future attempt at the "covenant with many” will bring terrible earthquakes to America? Could something like this be a demonstration for the apostate church's sake. Because of this and more to come, those who have been given discernment among them may come under the authority and protection of the Bride and Man-child, as in the dream above. When Haman, as a type of the antichrist beast, got an edict to destroy the Jews, it was Mordecai the Man-child and Esther the Bride who were used to save them.)  When I asked the Lord about "seer", I opened my Bible and put my finger down on Daniel 2:20. I then went on to read verses 19 above it and 21-23 after it. {Dan.2:19} Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. {20} Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever; for wisdom and might are his... {21} And he changeth the times and the seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth up kings; he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding; {22} he revealeth the deep and secret things; he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. {23} I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast now made known unto me what we desired of thee; for thou hast made known unto us the king's matter. (God has revealed the timing and nature of His judgments to His Bride, represented by Eve, of which the Man-child, represented by Daniel, is the head.) I just thought it was an amazing confirmation when Eve's dream came up and had the same scripture I received for my dream. On 12-14-21 Eve asked for a word to answer David about our promised land last night and she received by faith at random  Neh 9:15  and gavest them bread from heaven for their hunger, and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and commandedst them that they should go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn to give them.     UBM Light Workers Reaching Those in Darkness   Deborah Fenske - 12/22/21 (David's notes in red) I had a short dream last night that I want to share after hearing the broadcast about the Bride shining the light on those coming out of the apostate church.  I was in a house like Jeff's house, but it seemed bigger. The layout of the rooms were about the same. It was pretty plain and emptied inside. (We must be emptied inside to be filled with the light of Christ.) I knew there were quite a few people in this house… Then the scene changed, and I was standing out in the front of the house but it didn't look like the front of Jeff's house.  I was standing in front up on the hill, like the way Jeff's house is and it was dark outside. I was looking at a line of several people, far away, down below. But I wasn't looking down a driveway. I was just looking from way above these people, and I could see very sparsely wooded land that they were walking through. (Representing their personal wilderness trials.)  It's amazing that I could see them so clearly, because they were a far distance away.  And since it was dark I knew they needed light. And I could see, even from that far off distance away, that a couple people were using the flashlights on their cell phones. I thought I would give them more light, so I started shining the flashlight of my phone way out there to them, and I could tell it made a little bit of a difference. (All the UBM workers are working on getting the light of the Gospel to people through books and digital means like Debbie's phone. Light represents knowledge of truth which Jesus said would set us free.)  I could even see people turn around and look, wondering where the extra light was coming from. But it still wasn't that much light. They needed more. (Yes, people need more light and truth. The latter rain anointing of the Man-child would open their understanding. I desire that God's people would take the great commission evangelism more seriously. Many will miss the Bride because of this.) So I tried a couple different ways of holding my phone to try to find the best way for my flashlight to give them the most light. I finally raised my arm up higher and let my light shine down on them.  I could see my light shining all over them, from the rear of the line of the people clear to the front of them, and even further out in front of them. And I saw them looking around, again, as I knew they were trying to figure out where that light was coming from. Then I woke up. (UBM is working on shining the light to help people find their way in their wilderness. PTL! A big 'thank you' to all the Light Workers in the Kingdom. :o) Luke 1:76-79 Yea and thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Most High: For thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to make ready his ways; (UBM is one of the John the Baptist ministries, preaching repentance in our day to prepare the way for the coming of the Lord in His people.) 77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people In the remission of their sins, 78 Because of the tender mercy of our God, Whereby the dayspring from on high shall visit us, (This is Jesus in the Man-child ministry by Word and Spirit.) 79 To shine upon them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death; To guide our feet into the way of peace.   Select LanguageAfrikaansAlbanianAmharicArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBengaliBosnianBulgarianCatalanCebuanoChichewaChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CorsicanCroatianCzechDanishDutchEsperantoEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchFrisianGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekGujaratiHaitian CreoleHausaHawaiianHebrewHindiHmongHungarianIcelandicIgboIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseJavaneseKannadaKazakhKhmerKinyarwandaKoreanKurdish (Kurmanji)KyrgyzLaoLatinLatvianLithuanianLuxembourgishMacedonianMalagasyMalayMalayalamMalteseMaoriMarathiMongolianMyanmar (Burmese)NepaliNorwegianOdia (Oriya)PashtoPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanianRussianSamoanScots GaelicSerbianSesothoShonaSindhiSinhalaSlovakSlovenianSomaliSpanishSundaneseSwahiliSwedishTajikTamilTatarTeluguThaiTurkishTurkmenUkrainianUrduUyghurUzbekVietnameseWelshXhosaYiddishYorubaZulu Powered by Translate Printer-friendly version

It's Time to W.I.N with Empowernista
New Creation (2022-01-05)

It's Time to W.I.N with Empowernista

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 31:00


We Pray DailyEmpowering the masses to incorporate prayer into their daily lives. The Lord says in Matthew 18:20, "Where two or three are gathered together in His name, I am in the mist of them." Let's come together and build the Kingdom of God through prayer.Join us as We Pray Daily (M-F) at 5:30am PST or watch live on facebook.com/wepraydaily / Twitter.com/wepraydailyinc / youtube.com/wepraydailywithempowernista - Shop or Give online at wepraydaily.com

It's Time to W.I.N with Empowernista
Be Careful Where You Sow (2022-01-04)

It's Time to W.I.N with Empowernista

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 35:05


Empowering the masses to incorporate prayer into their daily lives. The Lord says in Matthew 18:20, "Where two or three are gathered together in His name, I am in the mist of them." Let's come together and build the Kingdom of God through prayer.Join us as We Pray Daily (M-F) at 5:30am PST or watch live on facebook.com/wepraydaily / Twitter.com/wepraydailyinc / youtube.com/wepraydailywithempowernista - Shop or Give online at wepraydaily.com

Church on the North Coast
January 2, 2022 - Pastor Troy Thompson - Jehovah

Church on the North Coast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022


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Apostolic Fellowship Churches Of Christ Jesus
The First Step Back To God - Bishop Michael C. Geddis

Apostolic Fellowship Churches Of Christ Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 78:05


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It's Time to W.I.N with Empowernista
May We Live According to the Spirit (2022-01-03)

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 31:51


Empowering the masses to incorporate prayer into their daily lives. The Lord says in Matthew 18:20, "Where two or three are gathered together in His name, I am in the mist of them." Let's come together and build the Kingdom of God through prayer.Join us as We Pray Daily (M-F) at 5:30am PST or watch live on facebook.com/wepraydaily / Twitter.com/wepraydailyinc / youtube.com/wepraydailywithempowernista - Shop or Give online at wepraydaily.com

Revival Plan
Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8, pp. 169-178 Day 431

Revival Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 22:19


The Cause of Dearth in the Church He who is appointed to act a part in the work for this time should feel the solemn responsibility resting upon him. We are working for eternity. If we eat of the bread which came from heaven we shall be Christlike in spirit and character. We are living in an age when there is to be no spiritual idleness. Every soul is to be charged with the heavenly current of life. The question is often asked: “What is the cause of the dearth of spiritual power in the church?” The answer comes: “The members allow their minds to be drawn away from the word of God.” We are built up physically from that which we eat, and in like manner the character of our spirituality is determined by the food given to the mind. We are to give the mind and heart proper nourishment by eating the flesh and drinking the blood of the Son of God. Christ declares: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life.... I am the living Bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.... Whoso eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is meat indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He that eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me.” John 6:47-57. -170- We must abide in Christ, and Christ must abide in us; “for we are laborers together with God.” The work of the Christian is an individual work. Let God's workers cease to find fault, for this is sin. Let them improve themselves as they think that their fellow workers should improve. It is their privilege to live in Christ by eating the bread of life. Those who do this will have a healthy, growing experience, and the righteousness of God will go before them as they do the work specified in the fifty-eighth chapter of Isaiah. To Every Man His Work Every branch of the work of God is to have recognition. “He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11, 12. This Scripture shows that there are to be different workers, different instrumentalities. Each has a different work. No one is required to lay hold of another's work, and, though untrained, try to do it. God has given to each according to his ability. One man may think that his position gives him authority to dictate to other workers, but this is not so. Ignorant of their work, he would enlarge where he should retrench, and retrench where he should enlarge, because he can see only the part of the vineyard where he is working. -171- Live for God. Make the Saviour's teaching a part of your life. Your pathway will be brightened by clear, shining light. You will have the heavenly anointing and will be kept from making grave blunders. Do not be so intent upon the work you are doing in one portion of the Lord's vineyard that you cannot appreciate the work that others are doing in other parts of the vineyard. They may be faithfully cultivating their talents so that they can return them, doubled, to their God. Let every man look well to his own work, making sure that it is complete, without spot or wrinkle to mar its perfection. Then leave it with God to say: “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:23. -172- Chapter 28—Unity of Effort Cooranbong, N. S. W., April 17, 1899 To a Physician in Perplexity: My Dear Brother, I have a deep interest in you and your work, and I pray that the Lord will guide my pen as I write to you. The Lord has made you a man of His appointment, and angels of God have been your helpers. The Lord has placed you in the position that you occupy, not because you are infallible but because He desires to guide your mind by His Holy Spirit. He desires you to impart to those with whom you come in contact a knowledge of present truth. Grave responsibilities have been entrusted to you, and on no account should you allow yourself to be entangled in work that will weaken your influence with Seventh-day Adventists. The Lord has chosen you to fill a place of His appointment, to stand before the medical profession, not to be molded by worldly influences, but to mold minds. Every day you are to be under the supervision of God. He is your Master, your Redeemer. He has a work for you to do, not separated from Seventh-day Adventists, but united with them. You are to be a great blessing to your brethren by giving them the knowledge that He has given you. Through you God has worked and desires still to work, honoring you by entrusting to you important responsibilities. “We are laborers together with God.” 1 Corinthians 3:9. He will use you and me and each human being who enters His service, if we will submit to His guidance. Each one is to stand in his watchtower, listening attentively to that which the Spirit has to say to him, remembering that his every word and act makes an impression, not only on his own character, but on the characters of those with whom he is connected. -173- God's Building “Ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.” Verse 9. This figure represents human character, which is to be wrought upon, point by point. Each day God works with His building, stroke upon stroke, to perfect the structure, that it may become a holy temple for Him. Man is to co-operate with God. Each worker is to become just what God designs him to be, building his life with pure, noble deeds, that in the end his character may be a symmetrical structure, a fair temple, honored by God and man. There is to be no flaw in the building, for it is the Lord's. Every stone must be perfectly laid, that it may endure the pressure placed upon it. One stone laid wrong will affect the whole building. To you and to every other worker God gives the warning: “Take heed how you build, that your building may stand the test of storm and tempest, because it is founded on the eternal Rock. Place the stone on the sure foundation, that you may make ready for the day of test and trial, when all will be seen just as they are.” A Temple of Living Stones This warning God presents to me as especially necessary for your welfare. He loves you with a love that is immeasurable. He loves your brethren in the faith, and He works with them to the same end as that to which He works with you. His church on earth is to assume divine proportions before the world as a temple built of living stones, each one reflecting light. It is to be the light of the world as a city set on a hill, which cannot be hid. It is built of stones laid close together, stone fitting to stone, making a firm, solid building. Not all the stones are of the same form or shape. Some are large, some are small; but each has its own place to fill. And the value of each stone is determined by the light that it reflects. This is God's plan. He desires all His workers to fill their appointed places in the work for this time. -174- We are living amidst the perils of the last days. We are wisely to cultivate every mental and physical power; for all are needed to make the church a building that will represent the wisdom of the great Designer. The talents given us by God are His gifts, and they are to be used in their right relation to one another so as to make a perfect whole. God gives the talents, the powers of the mind; man forms the character. Different Instrumentalities The Lord has wrought with you, enabling you to act your part as His workman; but there are other workmen also who are to act their part as His instrumentalities. These help to compose the whole body. All are to be united as parts of one great organism. The Lord's church is composed of living, working agencies, who derive their power to act from the Author and Finisher of their faith. They are to carry forward in harmony the great work resting on them. God has given you your work. But He has other instrumentalities, and to them He has given their work, that all may become, through sanctification of the truth, members of Christ's body, of His flesh and of His bones. Representing Christ, we act for time and for eternity; and men, even worldly men, take knowledge of us that we have been with Jesus and have learned of Him. Truth a Unit God's people are not to be in confusion, lacking order and harmony, consistency and beauty. The Lord is greatly dishonored when disunion exists among His people. Truth is a unit. The unity that God requires must be cultivated day by day if we would answer the prayer of Christ. The disunion that is striving for existence among those who profess to believe the last message of mercy to be given to the world, must find no place; for it would be a fearful hindrance to the advancement of God's work. His servants are to be one, as Christ is one with the Father; their powers, illuminated, inspired, and sanctified, must be united to make a complete whole. Those who love God and keep His commandments are not to draw apart; they are to press together. -175- Words of Cheer The Lord does not forsake His faithful workmen. Bear in mind that our life in this world is but a pilgrimage, that heaven is the home to which we are going. Have faith in God. If my words have wounded and bruised your soul, I am sorry; I am wounded and bruised also. Our work, a strange work, a great work, given us by God, links us heart and soul together. You dare not throw off your armor. You must wear it till the end. When the Lord releases you, it will be time for you to lay your armor at His feet. You have enlisted in His army to serve till the close of the battle, and you would not disgrace yourself and dishonor God by deserting. May the Lord open to you many matters that He has opened to me. Satan is watching his opportunity to dishonor the cause of God. I have been shown your peril, and I have also been shown your guardian angel preserving you again and again from yourself, keeping you from making shipwreck of faith. My brother, lift up the standard, lift it up, and be not fainthearted or discouraged. I have given the leading men in the General Conference and the Mission Board the light given me by God: that you and they should counsel together; that, instead of holding themselves aloof, they should be your fellow helpers; that you had been ordained by God to stand in a position of trust, and you needed help instead of censure. -176- In the intensity of my desire that you should make straight paths for your feet, I have written earnest words to you, but never, never, to denounce or condemn you. Oh, that God would make you understand that my deep interest in you has not changed in the least. I have a most earnest desire that you shall stand fast in God, firm, tried, and true. I know that the Lord wants you to have the crown of victory. “When He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.... And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:8-16. -177- Chapter 29—Christ the Medium of Prayer and Blessing Balaclava, Victoria, Australia, March 25, 1898 To a Sanitarium Physician: My Dear Brother, I have just received your letters. I see that you are having a close battle financially. I am so glad that you can heed the encouragement in the words: “Let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me; and he shall make peace with Me.” Isaiah 27:5. Let us have faith in God. Let us put our trust in Him. He understands all about the situation in which we are placed, and He will work in our behalf. He is honored when we trust in Him, bringing to Him all our perplexities. “Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name,” Christ says, “that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:13. God's appointments and grants in our behalf are without limit. The throne of grace itself is occupied by One who permits us to call Him Father. “God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. Jehovah did not deem the plan of salvation complete while invested only with His love. He has placed at His altar an Advocate clothed in our nature. As our Intercessor, Christ's office work is to introduce us to God as His sons and daughters. He intercedes in behalf of those who receive Him. With His own blood He has paid their ransom. By virtue of His merits He gives them power to become members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King. And the Father demonstrates His infinite love for Christ by receiving and welcoming Christ's friends as His friends. He is satisfied with the atonement made. He is glorified by the incarnation, the life, death, and mediation of His Son. -178- In Christ's name our petitions ascend to the Father. He intercedes in our behalf, and the Father lays open all the treasures of His grace for our appropriation, for us to enjoy and impart to others. “Ask in My name,” Christ says. “I do not say that I will pray the Father for you; for the Father Himself loveth you. Make use of My name. This will give your prayers efficiency, and the Father will give you the riches of His grace. Wherefore ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” Christ is the connecting link between God and man. He has promised His personal intercession. He places the whole virtue of His righteousness on the side of the suppliant. He pleads for man, and man, in need of divine help, pleads for himself in the presence of God, using the influence of the One who gave His life for the life of the world. As we acknowledge before God our appreciation of Christ's merits, fragrance is given to our intercessions. As we approach God through the virtue of the Redeemer's merits, Christ places us close by His side, encircling us with His human arm, while with His divine arm He grasps the throne of the Infinite. He puts His merits, as sweet incense, in the censer in our hands, in order to encourage our petitions. He promises to hear and answer our supplications. Yes, Christ has become the medium of prayer between man and God. He has also become the medium of blessing between God and man. He has united divinity with humanity. Men are to co-operate with Him for the salvation of their own souls, and then make earnest, persevering efforts to save those who are ready to die. We must all work now, while the day lasts; for the night cometh, in which no man can work. I am of good courage in the Lord. There are times when I am shown distinctly that there exists in our churches a state of things that will not help but hinder souls. Then I have hours, and sometimes days, of intense anguish. Many of those who have a knowledge of the truth do not obey the words of God. Their influence is no better than the influence of worldlings. They talk like the world and act like the world. Oh, how my heart aches as I think of how the Saviour is put to shame by their un-Christlike behavior! But after the agony is past, I feel like working harder than ever to restore the poor souls, that they may reveal the image of God. -179- Pray, yes, pray with unshaken faith and trust. The Angel of the covenant, even our Lord Jesus Christ, is the Mediator who secures the acceptance of the prayers of His believing ones. Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8 pp. 169-178

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Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah with Jeremy Casella | Hymnpartial Ep069

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 21:01


In today's episode, we've brought back special guest Jeremy Casella who will be breaking down the hymn Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah. He gives us some insights into the man behind the hymn, what inspired him to revamp this tune, and why some hymns endure the test of time.   Find Jeremy online at jeremycasella.com   Follow Hymnpartial on Social Media Mailing List: https://www.subscribepage.com/n3z3u8 Website: https://hymnpartial.com/ Podcast: https://hymnpartial.podbean.com/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/Hymnpartial Twitter: https://twitter.com/hymnpartial Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hymnpartial/   Music: http://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

Troy Thompson
January 2, 2022 - Pastor Troy Thompson - Jehovah

Troy Thompson

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022


January 2, 2022 - Pastor Troy Thompson - Jehovah| cnclove.org 

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Preserved From The Beast (25) David Eells - 1-2-22 (Audio) Babylon Weaponizes Cells and Computers   We just received by faith at random a text we have received many, many times. It is the story of God's apostate people trusting in the strength of man to save them from the DS Babylonish Beast, which is costing their lives. Jer. 43:4-7  So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, obeyed not the voice of Jehovah, to dwell in the land of Judah.  5  But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned from all the nations whither they had been driven, to sojourn in the land of Judah;  6  the men, and the women, and the children, and the king's daughters, and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan; and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah.  7  And they came into the land of Egypt; for they obeyed not the voice of Jehovah: and they came unto Tahpanhes.  God's people went to trust in Egypt to save them from Babylon who then went to Egypt and killed them.  Jer 43:9-11  Take great stones in thy hand, and hide them in mortar in the brickwork, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah;  10  and say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will set his throne upon these stones that I have hid; and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them.  11  And he shall come, and shall smite the land of Egypt; such as are for death shall be given to death, and such as are for captivity to captivity, and such as are for the sword to the sword. I thought to myself this must be very important to the Lord since we have received this text many times concerning his people going down to Egypt and being killed by the DS Babylon, which represents those trusting in the DS depopulationists to give them a vaccine rather than trust the Lord. Jer 17:5-8  Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah.  6  For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.  7  Blessed is the man that trusteth in Jehovah, and whose trust Jehovah is.  8  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, that spreadeth out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat cometh, but its leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. DS Babylon just burned a thousand homes in Colorado just like in Paradise with D/E/W weapons. Conservatives and Christians were resisting the DS there. It reminds me of this verse about Babylon taking down the apostate leadership of God's people. Jer 52:13  And he burned the house of Jehovah (Churches), and the king's house (Their leaderships houses); and all the houses of Jerusalem, even every great house (The great men), burned he with fire. Based on these verses I said almost 5 years ago that Babylon would burn churches and leadership homes. Many apostate Church leaders have sent their people to get the vac/cin/es and now they are dying. Backlash is coming.   In the US, the Supreme Court has ruled that vaccinated people worldwide are products, patented goods, according to US law, no longer human. Telegram @ Dark Universe Through a modified DNA or RNA vaccination, the mRNA vaccination, the person ceases to be human and becomes the OWNER of the holder of the modified GEN vaccination patent, because they have their own genome and are no longer “human” (without natural people), but “trans-human”, so a category that does not exist in Human Rights. The quality of a natural person and all related rights are lost. This applies worldwide and patents are subject to US law. Since 2013, all people vaccinated with GM-modified mRNAs are legally trans-human and legally identified as trans-human and do not enjoy any human or other rights of a state, and this applies worldwide, because GEN-POINT technology patents are under US jurisdiction and law, where they were registered. Download PDF here: Vaccined No Longer legally human .pdfDownload SOURCE of the decision of the US SUPREME COURT    Then this came to me that Michael had found a video that the DS is able to assassinate people by their cellphone. And also the Grap/hine ox/ide computer/cellphone connection is in those who were vac/cin/ated.  The thought came to me that they are able to execute these people by cell phone or computer which we know is capable to contact the graphine oxide in the vaccinated to affect their person. This could be done on multitudes of people scattered over a large area and people would just consider that they died of Covid and the educated would believe by the vac/cin/e.   Here is the video of a woman who is getting her nails done at a salon. The salon video cameras picked up footage of her cell phone sending out electrical flashes towards her left arm and then she immediately went into convulsions and fell out onto the floor.    One Day In 2022 Your Cell Phone May Kill You Or Turn You Into Zombies Before it's News - 12/26/21   Did they figure out how to depopulate humanity using frequency sound weapons, using cell phone tech? I'm not sure they would even need 5G to do that but I do believe that's the plan!! Remember that 2022 is the final year in their three year plan... Frequency weapon…. some of us have seen the videos where people are being frequency attacked by their phones… that's why this video is important. It's likely the woman had the vaxx… did she live or die on the spot?  Your Cell Phone May Kill You    1980′s Music Video “Experiment IV” About Frequency Sound Weapon   Kate Bush nails it on 1980′s Music Video “Experiment IV” About Frequency Sound Weapons… [Editor's note: This video appears to show an inventor whose heart was to do good to humanity with his invention. I believe this could represent Nicolai Tesla whose revelation and inventions proved that frequencies could heal which was his purpose, however, wicked military people turned this into a weapon on the other end of the scale of frequencies. In the video it appears he was very frustrated and angry this was happening. It appeared to at first be a good thing but ended up being deadly. When it got out in the video it killed many.] The final chilling words of her song, “And the public are warned to stay off.” Here are the lyrics:  [Verse 1] We were working secretly for the military. Our experiment in sound was nearly ready to begin. We only know in theory what we are doing. Music made for pleasure, music made to thrill. It was music we were making here, until…[Chorus] They told us all they wanted was a sound that could kill someone from a distance. So we go ahead, and the meters are over in the red. It's a mistake in the making.  [Verse 2] From the painful cry of mothers. To the terrifying scream. We recorded it and put it into our machine. [Chorus] But they told us all they wanted was a sound that could kill someone from a distance. So we go ahead, and the meters are over in the red. It's a mistake that we're making.  [Bridge] It could feel like falling in love. It could feel so bad. But it could feel so good. It could sing you to sleep. But that dream is your enemy. [Verse 3] We won't be there to be blamed. We won't be there to snitch. (The killers will be far away)  I just pray that someone there can hit the switch. [Editor's note: It appears that Tesla tried to turn the switch off but failed.] [Chorus] But they told us all they wanted was a sound that could kill someone from a distance. So we go ahead, and the meters were over in the red. It's a mistake we've made. [Outro] And the public are warned to stay off.    Weaponized Cell Phone Theory Demonstrated in the Movie “Cell”  [Editor's note: John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson star in this tale of a mysterious phone signal that turns much of the population into murderous predators. Signature Entertainment releases Cell. [Here is the trailer: https://youtu.be/BCns4w3GA9A ]   Zombie Alert Early 2022 Watch the Movie “Cell” Now… It Is Probably A Documentary!!  [Editor's note: The DS always tells us what they are going to do before they do it.]  (Writer's) Theory: Zombies Created With 5G + Graphene Oxide (Vaxx Ingredient) + Cell Phone!! CONOP 8888 US Dept. Of Defense Strategic Command Zombie Defense Plan Exists!! Airlines Panicking Over 5G Rollout!! Folks… this is important… there IS a zombie event coming… the military AND Pentagon already know!!   U.S. military actually made a zombie apocalypse training manual. Yes, really. Internet Culture Published May 14, 2014 - Updated May 31, 2021  If the U.S. is ever attacked by evil magic zombies, or even the relatively tame creature that is a chicken zombie, rest assured that the Department of Defense has it covered. Seriously, a document has apparently been unearthed by Foreign Policy magazine that appears to show either the incredible level of preparedness of the U.S. national security community, or it demonstrates how the people tasked with keeping the nation safe are insane. The zombie attack training manual, “CONOP 8888,” or “Counter Zombie Dominance,” is dated April 2011, and was supposedly found buried on a secret military computer. It tells military planners how to defeat an invasion of flesh eaters, (Editor's note: Remember he outbreak of zombies that were devouring peoples faces.) and how to preserve the sanctity of “non-zombie life.” From magic zombies to chicken zombies, even vegetarian zombies, they're all in the file, with a plan for how to take them out.  “Zombies pose a threat to all non-zombie human life,” says CONOP8888. “[Strategic Command] will be prepared to preserve the sanctity of human life and conduct operations in support of any human population—including traditional adversaries.” While the manual says in its disclaimer that “this plan was not acutally designed as a joke,” it still kind of is. What the intelligence community has done here is use “zombie” as a kind of code word for “enemy,” so as not to look like the Pentagon is planning for an invasion of a particular country, religion, or plague. To prepare for all possible situations, it says, “We elected to use a completely-impossible scenario that could never be mistaken for a real plan.” All of which begs the question, of course, if zombies are being used as metaphors for real threats, what... are “Vegetarian zombies” doing in there? Chicken zombies could, of course, mean avian bird flu, and evil magic zombies could easily be a thinly veiled reference to Al' Qaeda or some other real enemy. But there can be no such thing as a vegetarian zombie. And second, what threat do vegetarians pose, either in this universe or the one inhabited by the person who wrote this manual? In fact, according to the military zombie survival guide, vegetarian zombies “pose no direct threat to humans because they only eat plant life,” which makes total sense… CONOP 8888 also known as Counter-Zombie Dominance is a U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Command CONOP document that describes a plan for defending against zombies. The April 30, 2011 document depicts fictional scenarios of zombie attacks for training students in military planning. Read the full zombie apocalypse training manual below: CONPLAN 8888 Now if that was all bad enough… the airlines are panicking over 5G (The opening scene of the movie “Cell” takes place in airport!!)  What do they know????    Planned 5G Wireless Deployment Could Compromise Airline Safety, Aviation Executives Warn  Newsweek - Justin Klawans - Dec 21, 2021    Aviation executives expressed their fears Monday that the potential coming deployment of 5G wireless technology could harm the airline industry. In a joint letter acquired by Reuters addressed to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun and Airbus Americas CEO Jeffrey Knittel urged DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg to postpone the upcoming rollout of the technology, citing multiple concerns. "5G interference could adversely affect the ability of aircraft to safely operate," the letter stated, adding that the rollout of the technology could have "an enormous negative impact on the aviation industry.” Both AT&T and Verizon are planning to deploy C-band spectrum 5G wireless networks across the United States on Jan. 5. The technology was originally slated to go online in November, but the companies agreed to push the date into 2022 after concerns were cited, and now the airline executives are hoping to slide that date even further down the calendar. The airplane manufacturers, who are typically considered direct competitors, came together in a rare show of unity to voice concerns that the 5G initiative could lead to numerous delays at airports throughout the country. The pair of companies represent the vast majority of the airplanes built for commercial aviation use, and they also have a large market share of military aircraft. The letter from Boeing and Airbus cited a statistic from trade group Airlines for America, which stated that if 5G had been in effect in 2019, it would've resulted in the delay or cancellation of 345,000 passenger flights and 5,400 cargo flights. The sentiment from the airline executives echoed a report released Dec. 7 from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that said 5G technology could lead to scheduling problems and safety issues in the skies. After issuing its report, the FAA went on to present a pair of airworthiness directives that would prohibit aircraft from operating certain radio functions while in the area of 5G signals. "Because radio altimeter anomalies that are undetected by the aircraft automation or pilot, particularly close to the ground ... could lead to loss of continued safe flight and landing," one of the directives stated. However, the FAA later issued a statement in which it said that the "expansion of 5G and aviation will safely co-exist." Verizon also released a statement pushing back against the FAA guidelines, stating that "there is no evidence that 5G operations using C-band spectrum pose any risk to aviation safety, as the real-world experience in dozens of countries already using this spectrum for 5G confirms." The communications giant added that it was taking "additional steps to minimize energy coming from 5G base stations." However, in spite of the statements released by multiple parties, the Air Line Pilots Association stated Monday that the discussions regarding 5G were at a stalemate, adding that it was "a big problem for passengers, shippers and the American economy.”  Equally important to look at is what is in the vaccines: Look At The Freaky Live Blood Sample Of Vaxxed Under Microscope!! “The Thing” Is Definitely Alive, As Are Other Strange Unidentified Creatures Swimming Around In Blood Sample Of Vaxxed!! It's Like An Ecosystem Humanity Has Never Seen Before!!     Dr. Ariyana Love said, "I agree with what one scientist suggested… that the reason the vaxxes are kept under extremely cold storage, is to keep the creatures under a suspended animation… until they are thawed out, and activated by human temperatures.  Now looking at this blood sample.. it's clear we can see several creatures moving about, a blue colourful ‘thing', and a large ‘hydra'-like creature, that some are suggesting might be able to self-regenerate itself, and therefore is basically, immortal.  The tinier critters look rather ‘active' and like they are more developed than simple bacteria… I wonder what everybody is doing… probably eating stuff, eliminating waste and reproducing. Most likely… what this means, is that the blood of the vaxxed has likely become a literal alien-hybrid cesspool of waste byproducts, and who knows what else… we're still finding out! Folks… we could be looking at an alien invasion under microscope… and at the very least, the new blood of the new hybrid (human)!”    Is This Why They Want to Change our DNA?  Source: Uncensored Sam, Published September 9, 2021  God's true name is recorded within our DNA. So, just let me go ahead and explain. Our chains of DNA contain four nucleotide-based pairs called Adenine, Guanine, Thiamine, and Cytosine. And then there's a unit within the DNA strand called a sulfuric bridge.  This sulfuric bridge holds our entire DNA strand together. It only appears after every ten nucleic acids have been laid down, and then after every five nucleic acids, then after every six, and then again, after every five nucleic acids. So, we get this repeating numerical value of 10, 5, 6, 5 within our DNA strand. Well, it turns out the Biblical name for God, YHWH, contains the same numerical value as our DNA strand. Yod He Vav He equals ten, five, six, five. What's even more interesting is that if you take the Hebrew name of YHWH and place it on its side, you get the image of a human being. Part three of this video series suggests that DNA is a language. Many people were wondering what god made the language of DNA. Researchers at Harvard University announced today that they have found what appears to be a message from God written inside the human genome. In a little-explored section of non-coding DNA, a team of top geneticists discovered a 22-word snippet of ancient Aramaic in which God confirms this existence and His role in creating life on Earth. “We knew the patterns weren't naturally occurring,” explains Charles Watson, the lead scientist on the project, “but we couldn't come up with any convincing explanation for them.  On a whim, we started cross-referencing the patterns with language databases,” he explains, “and we were shocked to find that the patterns corresponded to ancient Aramaic.” Stunned by its discovery, the team contacted language experts familiar with Aramaic – the language Jesus Christ spoke in daily life. Entirely decoded, the message reads: Hello my children, This is Yahweh, the One True Lord. You have found creation's secret. Now…go tell the world Who is the true God and Creator of all! Rumble Video: IS THIS Why They Want to Change our DNA?  Covid Shots Turn Humanity Into Patentable Species!! Supreme Court Ruling, And It's In The Patents!! Covid Shots Turn Humanity Into Patentable Species!! Supreme Court Ruling, And It's In The Patents!! Zombie Invasion Begins Mid-January 2022… Along With Mass Sickness And Death Especially For The Jabbed.     Zombie Invasion Begins Mid-January 2022… Along With Mass Sickness And Death Especially For The Jabbed!! Make The Omicron/Zombie/Disease X Connection Now And Then Head For The Hills!! One News - December 23, 2021   People… what we have here, is proof, that there is collusion and conspiracy for mass murder, and zombification of humanity on a scale that defies most people's awareness. For starters you must understand that new technologies especially of the electromagnetic radiation kind, tend to coincide with new illnesses. This has been going on for DECADES. Now… the latest is the 5G rollout… a major step scheduled for early January. I'd like you to simply observe the mass media…. two things are ‘scheduled: 1.  5G rollout… a new wave of 5G tech is set to become active.  https://duckduckgo.com/?q=++5g+rollout+january&atb=v255-1&iar=news&ia=news 2.  Media keeps suggesting people will get sick early January! https://duckduckgo.com/?q=+january+new+variant&atb=v255-1&iar=news&ia=news 3.  They seem to know something about ‘Disease X' aka 5G radiation sickness. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=disease+x&atb=v255-1&iar=news&ia=news Gee how do they know? They know because they know 5G is going to make people sick… and even worse. They know the graphene oxide in the vaxxed, is activated by electromagnetic radiation. This Is What Will Create Zombies!! Watch Graphene Oxide Dance To A Frequency In A Lab!! What This Means Is That Vaxx Ingredient Can Be Frequency Adjusted To Do… They know graphene oxide at the molecular level is equivalent of tiny razor blades; a leading scientist was murdered for telling the world this FACT! If you have the jab or several… you probably have lots to be concerned about with 5G. [Editor's note: Fear not… Lo, I will be with you always. From here on down he is speaking to non-believers.] If I were you… I'd pretty much be heading to the countryside. [Editor's note: Since cities are where most of the sin happens and most of the judgment comes, I always recommend people move out of the cities and away from the fault lines and sea shores.] How are you going to live, when tiny razor blades are slicing through your body… 24/7? [Editor's note: Those who believe the Word of God will live by Psalm 91, where it says, “There shall no evil befall thee." and the Passover, which is where God exercised control over the destroyer for those who lived under the blood. Jesus said in Luk 10:19  Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you.] How are you going to be healthy? How are you going to survive? [Learn from God's Vaccine Book] How will your body repair itself, as all the organs and capillaries are receiving 1000's of tiny slices… non-stop! [Remember, "nothing shall in any wise hurt you."] 5G is bad enough if you are not jabbed, but if you are, it might be a death sentence, or at the very least, the end of your body as you know it. [Gal 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:] Face it… what if graphene oxide is in the brain, and then you expose yourself to that radiation that is 100x stronger than 4G? [Pro 10:2  Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; But righteousness delivereth from death.] Now… this is also a trend in the news… the airlines are already bracing people for weirdness. Imagine a vaxxed pilot exposed constantly to 5G… to me, it's like a scenario of the rise of the zombies. Their brains will be sliced over and over by tiny razor blades one molecule thick. This will surely be the rise of the zombies. This sounds like a big joke right?  MILITARY DOES NOT THINK SO and they are also EXPERTS IN ELECTROMAGNETIC WARFARE! Hundreds of military, law enforcement and medical personnel will observe the Hollywood-style production of a zombie attack as part of their emergency response training.  We've put some links below: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=military+zombie+training&atb=v255-1&ia=web Marines, police prep for mock zombie invasion | Fox News https://www.foxnews.com › us › marines-police-prep-for-mock-zombie-invasion You need to know that they don't have a real accurate test for omicron… or the other variants, or covid. That's why they are ‘phasing out' the PCR test… they use this term ‘phase out' instead of ‘it never worked' to avoid admission of guilt for crimes against humanity… or let's be blunt, this is the greatest crime against humanity that has ever been perpetrated, and they won't stop unless humanity figures things out and stops them…  GRAPHENE OXIDE AND THE END-OF-DAYS APOCALYPSE Posted on August 12, 2021 by State of the Nation  Dr. José Luis Sevillano expresses his theory that GRAPHENE OXIDE (GO) is the Bio-Tech ingredient chosen for controlling mankind in THE NEW WORLD ORDER as defined by the DAVOS, the Bildebergs and WWII NAZI collaborator, Klaus Schwab, who founded the Word Economic Forum.  Graphene Oxide (GO) is found in the current Covid-19 vaccines.  GO is a super- conductor with unique electromagnetic properties that can facilitate the altering of human genetics.  The Covid-19 mRNA vaccines are the trial run for the “genetic Apocalypse”.  The plan is to alter the human species to install population control and coercive slavery through injection of Graphene Oxide into the blood stream where intra-cellular conductivity will allow neura-link (Elon Musk) nano technology and remote control of the human body and brain using directed electromagnetic radiation of various frequencies… https://www.orwell.city/2021/08/graphene-and-reset.html They are desperate to get this Graphene Oxide into people any way they can including, Spraying it in the Air, putting it in food and the nasal swabs for the PCR tests.   Sep 23, 2021 - RED ALERT: Aerosolized skin-penetrating nanoparticle spike protein attack vector CONFIRMED https://www.brighteon.com/358dc7fe-2580-40c6-8a90-13a13175caf5 Operation Disclosure: "Former FEMA Whistleblower Celeste Solum explains that the Corona PCR “test” is implanting a microchip  So the Nasopharyngeal Covid19 PCR “tests” were never tests at all. They are implanting chips, inserting Nanobots called Nanites with a bioweapons payload for the brain, while at the same time harvesting DNA. The PCR swab is inserted straight to the Nasopharynx behind the nose and forehead where your eyes are. It's at the blood brain barrier and next to your pineal gland. I believe they are knocking out people's senses with these Bioweapons and killing human intuition and your ability to cognitively see what they are doing to us. They're knocking out our senses and targeting the brain with Nanites that carry a payload. Decline the “tests.” Refuse the masks. Don't let them implant the microchip.”  Here are some very informative links explaining Graphene Oxide; It's history and what they plan on using it for: https://www.holistichealthonline.info/graphene-oxide-basics/ https://www.ftwproject.com/ref/6/      GRAPHENE OXIDE, 5G AND COVID PRESENTATION AND NOTES ON SGT REPORT  Here is a quote from Klaus Schwab's book, “Covid - 19: The Great Reset: “Euthanasia for the terminally ill and the aged shall be compulsory. No cities shall be larger than a predetermined number as described in the work of Kalgeri. Essential workers will be moved to other cities if the one they are in becomes overpopulated. Other non-essential workers will be chosen at random and sent to underpopulated cities to fill "quotas”. At least 4 billion “useless eaters” shall be eliminated by the year 2050 by means of limited wars, organized epidemics of fatal rapid-acting diseases and starvation. Energy, food and water shall be kept at subsistence levels for the non-elite, starting with the White populations of Western Europe and North America and then spreading to other races. The populations of Canada, Western Europe and the United States will be decimated more rapidly than on other continents, until the world's population reaches a manageable level of 1 billion, of which 500 million will consist of Chinese and Japanese races, selected because they are people who have been regimented for centuries and who are accustomed to obeying authority without question. From time to time there shall be artificially contrived food and water shortages and medical care to remind the masses that their very existence depends on the good will of the Committee of 300.”    The Culling of the Human Race Part 2  BY GERI UNGUREAN - 11/21/20 Altering DNA – Luciferase Biogel – Implantable Biochip to be Tracked by 5G Technology- It Isn't a Conspiracy Theory When They Are Openly Telling You What They Want To Do First and foremost, I encourage the reader to watch this short video  in which Dr. Carrie Madej explains the mRNA Vaccine in terms that we can understand. She is a brave woman to openly expose the dangerous, DNA-changing vaccine.   DARPA funded implantable biochip can potentially deploy Moderna's mRNA vaccine   From nanotechnology.news In a bid to try to battle the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-10) pandemic, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is funding the development of an implantable biochip that could be deployed as soon as next year. The chip is said to be able to deploy an experimental new vaccine, developed jointly by Moderna and U.S government, that could change human DNA. The chip and the vaccine built on a breakthrough made by then-Harvard University professor and eventual Moderna co-founder Derek Rossi in 2010. In his discovery, which the now-retired scientist says came about purely by accident, Rossi claimed that he found a way to “reprogram” messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) – the molecules that carry genetic instructions for cell development in the human body. The promise provided by Rossi's breakthrough was such that it allowed him to co-found Moderna with private equity firm Flagship Pioneering. The company then attracted almost half a billion dollars from the federal government to begin developing vaccines using the new technology. In a preliminary report last July funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Moderna's mRNA-1273 vaccine was found to have “induced anti–SARS-CoV-2 immune responses in all participants and no trial-limiting safety concerns were identified.” Despite this, however, one obstacle to the deployment of Moderna's vaccine is the method of delivery. While Moderna is developing its own system, it's unlikely to get Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval any time soon. Enter Profusa, which is developing a nanoscale biochip that can detect symptoms of an infection. Profusa's biochip is made using a technology called “hydrogels” that were a product of the “In Vivo Nanoplatforms” (IVN) program that DARPA's Biological Technologies Office (BTO) launched in 2014 to develop implantable nanotechnologies. These hydrogels are soft, flexible nanomachines that are injected beneath the skin to perform monitoring. This hydrogel includes a specially engineered molecule that sends a fluorescent signal outside the body when it begins to fight infection. This signal can then be detected by a sensor attached to the skin that can then be sent to an app or even to a doctor's website. When it was first tested in 2018, this hydrogel was being used to measure glucose, oxygen and lactate levels. However, this past March, the company quietly announced that it was conducting a study to see if the technology could be used to detect respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. More importantly, Profusa's biochip is expected to receive fast-track authorization from the FDA by early 2021. With this in mind, some are speculating that the biochip will more than likely be the candidate for the mRNA vaccine's delivery. Read rest of article HERE    From mintpress.com The most significant scientific discovery since gravity has been hiding in plain sight for nearly a decade and its destructive potential to humanity is so enormous that the biggest war machine on the planet immediately deployed its vast resources to possess and control it, financing its research and development through agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and HHS' BARDA. The revolutionary breakthrough came to a Canadian scientist named Derek Rossi in 2010 purely by accident. The now-retired Harvard professor claimed in an interview with the National Post that he found a way to “reprogram” the molecules that carry the genetic instructions for cell development in the human body, not to mention all biological lifeforms. These molecules are called ‘messenger ribonucleic acid' or mRNA and the newfound ability to rewrite those instructions to produce any kind of cell within a biological organism has radically changed the course of Western medicine and science, even if no one has really noticed yet. As Rossi, himself, puts it: “The real important discovery here was you could now use mRNA, and if you got it into the cells, then you could get the mRNA to express any protein in the cells, and this was the big thing.” It was so big that by 2014, Rossi was able to retire after the company he co-founded with Flagship Pioneering private equity firm to exploit his innovation, – Moderna Inc., attracted almost a half billion dollars in federal award monies to begin developing vaccines using the technology. No longer affiliated with Moderna beyond his stock holdings, Rossi is just “watching for what happens next” and if he's anything like the doting “hockey dad” he is portrayed to be, he must be horrified. Remote control biology As early as 2006, DARPA was already researching how to identify viral, upper respiratory pathogens through its Predicting Health and Disease (PHD) program, which led to the creation of the agency's Biological Technologies Office (BTO), as reported by Whitney Webb in a May article for The Last American Vagabond. In 2014, DARPA's BTO launched its “In Vivo Nanoplatforms” (IVN) program, which researches implantable nanotechnologies, leading to the development of ‘hydrogel'. Hydrogel is a nanotechnology whose inventor early on boasted that “If [it] pans out, with approval from FDA, then consumers could get the sensors implanted in their core to measure their levels of glucose, oxygen, and lactate.” This contact lens-like material requires a special injector to be introduced under the skin where it can transmit light-based digital signals through a wireless network like 5G. Once firmly implanted inside the body, human cells are at the mercy of any mRNA program delivered via this substrate, unleashing a nightmare of possibilities. It is, perhaps, the first true step towards full-on transhumanism; a “philosophy” that is in vogue with many powerful and influential people, such as Google's Ray Kurzweil and Eric Schmidt and whose proponents see the fusion of technology and biology as an inevitable consequence of human progress. The private company created to market this technology, that allows for biological processes to be controlled remotely and opens the door to the potential manipulation of our biological responses and, ultimately, our entire existence, is called Profusa Inc and its operations are funded with millions from NIH and DARPA. In March, the company was quietly inserted into the crowded COVID-19 bazaar in March 2020, when it announced an injectable biochip for the detection of viral respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Read rest of article HERE This next article REALLY caught my attention. These bad actors on the world stage are not even trying to hide anything from the public. I believe that this has happened because of the FEAR TACTIC. Many people who have given up their liberties and have cloistered themselves in their homes are TERRIFIED. Klaus Schwab is the head of the WEF (World Economic Forum). This man is salivating over the coming New World Order.   Klaus Schwab: Great Reset Will “Lead to a Fusion of Our Physical, Digital and Biological Identity” From summitnews.com Globalist Klaus Schwab made it clear that transhumanism is an integral part of “The Great Reset” when he said that the fourth industrial revolution would “lead to a fusion of our physical, digital and biological identity,” which in his book he clarifies is implantable microchips that can read your thoughts. As we highlighted earlier, “The Great Reset” is attracting a deluge of fresh attention in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said was an “opportunity for a reset.” The agenda is primarily based around dismantling the current capitalist system in favor of greater centralized technocrat rule which will lead to lower living standards, less fuel consumption, fewer civil liberties and the accelerated automation of jobs. However, another key aspect to “The Great Reset,” or the “fourth industrial revolution” as Schwab calls it, is merging man with machine. #TheGreatReset #4IR https://t.co/1ZjrP7F8RQ Schwab went on to explain how his book, ‘Shaping the Future of The Fourth Industrial Revolution', was particularly popular in China, South Korea and Japan, with the South Korean military alone purchasing 16,000 copies. In the book, Schwab explains with excitement how upcoming technology will allow authorities to “intrude into the hitherto private space of our minds, reading our thoughts and influencing our behavior.” He goes on to predict that this will provide an incentive for law enforcement to implement Minority Report-style pre-crime programs. “As capabilities in this area improve, the temptation for law enforcement agencies and courts to use techniques to determine the likelihood of criminal activity, assess guilt or even possibly retrieve memories directly from people's brains will increase,” writes Schwab. “Even crossing a national border might one day involve a detailed brain scan to assess an individual's security risk.” Schwab also waxes lyrical about the transhumanist utopian dream shared by all elitists which will ultimately lead to the creation of human cyborgs. “Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies will not stop at becoming part of the physical world around us—they will become part of us,” writes Schwab.  “Indeed, some of us already feel that our smartphones have become an extension of ourselves. Today's external devices—from wearable computers to virtual reality headsets—will almost certainly become implantable in our bodies and brains.” Schwab also openly endorses something the media still claims is solely a domain of discussion for conspiracy theorists, namely “active implantable microchips that break the skin barrier of our bodies.” The globalist hails the arrival of “implanted devices (that) will likely also help to communicate thoughts normally expressed verbally through a ‘built-in' smartphone, and potentially unexpressed thoughts or moods by reading brain waves and other signals.” So in other words, the “fusion of our physical, digital and biological identity” relates to the transhumanist singularity and a future where people have their every movement tracked and every thought read by an implantable microchip. It isn't a “conspiracy theory” when they're openly telling you what they want to do. source I want to say something very important to the brethren. The Cov-19 vaccine is NOT the Mark of the beast! … [Editor's note: This technology now is not the Mark of the Beast because this starts in the middle of the tribulation. So here is the mid-trib Mark of the Beast.] Rev. 13:11-18  “Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.  And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.  He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.  And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.  He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.  He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666... Those on the earth during this time who come to the realization that Christ is Lord – they will refuse to take the mark. They will also be hunted down by the armies of Antichrist and will be beheaded. But their souls will be in heaven with our Precious Lord Jesus. Remember this passage of Scripture?  Rev. 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”   These were those who were slaughtered for their faith by Antichrist. They are asking the Lord “How long before He will judge and avenge their blood?” Brethren, I hope that this has helped some who worry about the vaccine being the actual mark of the beast. But I still say DO NOT GET THE VACCINE!! It changes our DNA which is God-given! Pray and share the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost. Time is short!   Conquering Your Beast Holiness or sanctification is a refuge from the Beast as a highway of holiness that leads to Zion. The unclean cannot travel this highway. “Righteousness delivereth from death.” The Beast is always given authority to crucify the flesh. If a person is dead to self, which is a gift from God, they never have to worry about the Beast. Isa 35:1-10  The wilderness (Tribulation in Revelation 12 & 17) and the dry land shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.  2  It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon: they shall see the glory of Jehovah, the excellency of our God.  3  Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.  4  Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; he will come and save you.  5  Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.  6  Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.  7  And the glowing sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water: in the habitation of jackals, where they lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.  8  And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but is shall be for the redeemed: the wayfaring men, yea fools, shall not err therein.  9  No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast go up thereon; they shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:  10  and the ransomed of Jehovah shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Luk 21:34-36  But take heed to yourselves, lest haply your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come on you suddenly as a snare:  35  for so shall it come upon all them that dwell on the face of all the earth.  36  But watch ye at every season, making supplication, that ye may prevail to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. {Rev.12:9} And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him. {10} And I heard a great voice in heaven, saying, Now is come the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accuseth them before our God day and night... {13} And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman that brought forth the man [child]. {14} And there were given to the woman the two wings of the great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness unto her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.  

Lewis Avenue Baptist Church's Podcast
JEHOVAH - NISSI - A Unified Foundation Part 2

Lewis Avenue Baptist Church's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 46:20


Coffee And Cults
Episode 42 Jehovahs Witnesses 3- The Bad Stuff

Coffee And Cults

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 60:41


Episode 42- Jehovah's Witnesses 3 Happy New Year! Join us for part 3 of our JW series, where we dive into the bad stuff. We're *allegedly* talking end of the world predictions, blood transfusions, and why they allegedly hate women so much. CWs this episode for Abuse, child abuse, child sexual abuse. No graphic descriptions. Contact us: coffeeandcults@gmail.com Social Media @coffeeandcults Support: Patreon.com/coffeeandcults or ko-fi.com/coffeeandcults

LET THE BIBLE SPEAK TV with Kevin Presley

 When the Children of Israel crossed the Jordan and settled in Canaan, the temptation to worship idols would be ever with them. Joshua, their leader, knew all to well their propensity to drift away from Jehovah and compromise with paganism. This had been their history even through the wilderness journey after God had miraculously […]

JW: Watchtower (Study) (wE MP3)
“Those Seeking Jehovah Will Lack Nothing Good” (February 28–March 6)

JW: Watchtower (Study) (wE MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022


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JW: Watchtower (Study) (wE MP3)
“Those Seeking Jehovah Will Lack Nothing Good” (February 28–March 6)

JW: Watchtower (Study) (wE MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022


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shunned
Episode 106 - No Safe Place

shunned

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 114:18


Struggling in school with dyslexia, struggling at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses because her family was looked down on as being spiritually weak, and severely abused at home, young Michelle had no safe place to go for relief. Pushed into a caregiver's role later in life, she would once again find that Jehovah's Witnesses weren't safe as they would fight and steal to maintain control of her parents and family if necessary. In the end safety could only come from Michelle taking care of Michelle. The song that Michelle chose to represent her story is This Is Me from The Greatest Showman. Support Michelle by leaving her a comment HERE Support the show by donating to the cause on our Patreon page, Patreon.com/shunned Are you struggling in some area of life? Feeling stuck? Need an accountability partner or some encouragement? Need to talk to someone that understands cult life? Reach out and let's talk. I have affordable programs to help as a certified life coach. Click HERE for more information. Want more resources? Go to my other website exjwHelp.com Join our Shunned Podcast Facebook group HERE Leave us a review on iTunes Find shunned podcast on Youtube, including new VIDcasts here. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. You can listen to the Shunned Podcast Spotify playlist here for all of the songs chosen by guests of the show. This podcast was made possible by my original podcast This JW Life. You can find it on any podcast app or on YouTube. It is a 9 part series about life as Jehovah's Witnesses designed to help you understand how it worked in one comprehensive story and to help you process your own if you came from that environment. Music provided by Jane and the Boy, entitled Save Myself.

It's Time to W.I.N with Empowernista
Declarations for 2022 (2021-12-31)

It's Time to W.I.N with Empowernista

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 27:11


We Pray DailyEmpowering the masses to incorporate prayer into their daily lives. The Lord says in Matthew 18:20, "Where two or three are gathered together in His name, I am in the mist of them." Let's come together and build the Kingdom of God through prayer.Join us as We Pray Daily (M-F) at 5:30am PST or watch live on facebook.com/wepraydaily / Twitter.com/wepraydailyinc / youtube.com/wepraydailywithempowernista - Shop or Give online at wepraydaily.com

It's Time to W.I.N with Empowernista
Your Will, Not My Will, Into 2022 (2021-12-30)

It's Time to W.I.N with Empowernista

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 28:32


Empowering the masses to incorporate prayer into their daily lives. The Lord says in Matthew 18:20, "Where two or three are gathered together in His name, I am in the mist of them." Let's come together and build the Kingdom of God through prayer.Join us as We Pray Daily (M-F) at 5:30am PST or watch live on facebook.com/wepraydaily / Twitter.com/wepraydailyinc / youtube.com/wepraydailywithempowernista - Shop or Give online at wepraydaily.com

Chrisley Confessions
Throwback Episode: Pool of Ungratefulness, Stranger Danger, and This Damn Snap Chat Again

Chrisley Confessions

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 73:25


Todd and Julie answer your questions about Schizophrenia, misplaced guilt, and lots of advice about blended families. Plus a Jehovah's witness calls in to comment on a previous episode. Call and leave a message: (931) 674-1672 Please support the show by checking out our sponsors! PH-D: Register now at phdfemininehealth.com/win to receive a FREE Lifestyle Subscription Box from our friends at Bombay and Cedar, also get 20% off all products right now! Use code CHRISLEY Prose: Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today! Go to Prose.com/CHRISLEY Tommy John: Get 20% OFF your FIRST ORDER Right Now at TommyJohn.com/CC Indeed: Get started RIGHT NOW with a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/CC

Apostolic Fellowship Churches Of Christ Jesus
A Personal Visit - Bishop Michael C. Geddis

Apostolic Fellowship Churches Of Christ Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 72:34


Apostolic Fellowship Church of Christ Jesus Sunday Morning Worship Service 1153 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002 We can be reached by contacting us at AFCMedia@AFC-ct.com or calling us at 860-242-3518.

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Bless the Seed Planters (Audio) David Eells -12/29/21 Many people believe that they have arrived, and that's a sad thing. There's always a goal, and the goal is Christ and Christ-likeness, and they don't know it. For that reason, “the backsliding of the simple shall slay them.”  (Pro.1:32) For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them… When the Scripture talks about “falling away” as in (2 Thessalonians 2:3; Jude 1:24), it's talking about “backsliding” (Isaiah 57:17; Jeremiah 2:19; etc.) because both the Greek apostasia and the Hebrew meshubah have the same meaning. Apostasy, backsliding or falling away. When we are in this state our “hard drive” is infected with this world and its ways and its thinking, and it has to be renewed. We must be “transformed by the renewing of our minds”.  I know many people believe that the beginning and the end of Christianity is to “just accept Jesus as your personal Savior,” but that cannot be found written in the Word. What is written in the Word is “repent and believe,” which means to “change your mind and believe what I say”  as in (Matthew 21:32; Mark 1:15). Yet, too many people think they've stepped over some magic line and now they can just sit down and rest in the flesh, but then they can't and don't, bear fruit as in (Matthew 17:17-19; Luke 6:43).  Without bearing fruit, we are not being “born from above” (John 3:3,7). Let's go back to verse 20 and look at Who wrote “For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them.” (Pro.1:20) Wisdom crieth aloud in the street… So we see Wisdom is the One speaking here. Scripture also says, (1Co.1:24) … "Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God". This is Jesus speaking; He is the Wisdom of God. And from John, we know that He's also the Word of God. (Joh.1:1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Therefore the Word of God is the Wisdom of God, and the Word gives you very clear directions to seek Him, not once, not by just shaking a preacher's hand or anything like that, but to seek Him and put that Wisdom into your heart.  Putting that Wisdom in your heart is what will protect and deliver you from this falling away because, as the Bible warns us, (Psa.58:3) The wicked are estranged from the womb: They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies. Let's continue reading. (Pro.1:20) Wisdom crieth aloud in the street; She uttereth her voice in the broad places (That's the broad road where the “many” are {Matthew 7:13}.); (21) She crieth in the chief place of concourse; At the entrance of the gates, In the city, she uttereth her words: (22) How long, ye simple ones (The Hebrew word there is pthiy and it means “foolish; silly, as in ‘able to be seduced'; naive.” These people are “simple” for lack of the knowledge of God.).  How long, ye simple ones will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?   Do you know how we know that people hate knowledge? It's because they don't choose to seek it out; they choose the world and the worldly. They let someone just “tell them how it is,” or letting some false god tell them instead of seeking out their own salvation (Php.2:12) …with fear and trembling. They would rather pay some preacher to give them the “truth.” Well here's the truth, (Mat.22:14) For many are called, but few chosen. Paul said to Timothy, (2Ti.1:8) Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but suffer hardship with the gospel according to the power of God; (9) who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before times eternal. Notice “Who saved us, and called us”:  You don't get called until you get saved. This “calling” is the Greek word klésis and it means “invitation.” We are being invited to partake of the things of the Kingdom of God, yet many people are not partaking of these, although it's written in there plainly. You can show it to them, but they've been inoculated by dead religion to not believe what is written and that's why many are the called and few are the chosen.  Now when you go out into a field that you have planted, which is what God has done in parables (Genesis 49:2; Isaiah 3:14,5:7,17:10,27:2; Amos 5:11; etc.), you're looking for the fruit. You're going to pick the fruit. You don't care about the plant. You plow the plant under and it goes back to the soil, just like the old body.  Jesus, in the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:3-8,18-23; Mark 4:2-9,13-20; Luke 8:4-15) pointed out to us four different types of people, and three of the four, when they heard the Good News, fell away, even though they were the ones, at least the last three, were the ones who were called. (Mar.4:14) The sower soweth the word. (15) And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; and when they have heard, straightway cometh Satan, and taketh away the word which hath been sown in them. (16) And these in like manner are they that are sown upon the rocky [places], who, when they have heard the word, straightway receive it with joy; (17) and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway they stumble. (18) And others are they that are sown among the thorns; these are they that have heard the word, (19) and the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. (20) And those are they that were sown upon the good ground; such as hear the word, and accept it, and bear fruit, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a hundredfold.  Again, three of the four types, when they heard the Good News, fell away. Only one bore fruit, thirty-, sixty-, and a hundred-fold. These are the true Kingdom people. So if you “love simplicity,” (In the way the Bible refers to it negatively) and you love the very simple lie that all you need to do is shake some preacher's hand and then go sit on a pew and wait for the rapture, well, you're one of these fools who hates knowledge. If that's all you do, you're hating knowledge.  You need to seek out your own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). (Pro.1:23-30) Turn you at my reproof: Behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you (Many reject the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Wisdom. If you don't seek out your own salvation, you are rejecting the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Wisdom as it was given in the book of Acts.); I will make known my words unto you. (24) Because I have called, and ye have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man hath regarded; (25) But ye have set at nought all my counsel, And would none of my reproof: (26) I also will laugh in the day of your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; (27) When your fear cometh as a storm, And your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind; When distress and anguish come upon you. (28) Then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me: (29) For that they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of the Lord (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, is it not? {Proverbs 9:10}), (30) They would none of my counsel, They despised all my reproof.  It's much simpler to let a preacher who is walking in the flesh tell you how easy it is to be in the Kingdom, and that you really don't have to lose your life as Jesus said, in order to gain your life (Matthew 16:24-25; Mark 8:34-38; Luke 9:23-24; John 12:25). “You don't really have to do that, that's the hard way, just accept Jesus as your ‘personal Savior,' sit on a pew, pay your tithes and everything will be okay.” (Pro.1:31) Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, And be filled with their own devices. Oh, the “devices” that are out there now! “Unconditional eternal security” is a particularly deadly one. It teaches that you don't have to do anything after receiving salvation, but look at what Scripture teaches. (Eph.2:8) For by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, [it is] the gift of God; (9) not of works, that no man should glory. (10) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.  Those who don't have “good works” are obviously not the people of God, and they will speak against “works,” although the Bible says just the opposite. The Bible says that you're going to be judged according to your works, and it says it very clearly, over and over and over (Hebrews 11:8-30; James 2:14-26; etc.) (I'm not referring to the self-works of justification here.) So how do we bear the fruit of good works? First of all, we have to put goodness in our heart, because it is that Wisdom of God, the Word of God, that re-programs our hard-drive to think, walk, talk, and bear the fruit of Jesus Christ.  (Pro.1:32) For the backsliding (Again, the “backsliding” is the “falling-away.”) of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them. (33) But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell securely, And shall be quiet without fear of evil. (Pro.2:1) My son (This is still Wisdom speaking.), if thou wilt receive my words, And lay up my commandments with thee; (2) So as to incline thine ear unto wisdom, And apply thy heart to understanding; (3) Yea, if thou cry after discernment, And lift up thy voice for understanding… The Bible promises that if you ask the Lord for wisdom, He will give it to you. If you ask Him for understanding, He will give it to you. Don't be double-minded, but ask Him and seek Him (James 1:5-8). Ask Him even to put it in your heart to desire it.  When I first came to the Lord, I didn't have any foundation in Scripture whatsoever, but when I started reading it, a supernatural desire fell over me to seek after wisdom, to seek after knowledge. A supernatural desire fell over me to find out about this God. I had been lied to about this God when I was in the Catholic church and I had to look in the Scriptures for myself to find out the truth. Everything else fell by the wayside as God kept on leading me through this desire for truth. Nothing else was important. All of my hobbies that I loved before fell by the wayside because, suddenly, this was the important thing. If you don't have that gift, you need to ask God for that gift. (Pro.2:4) If thou seek her (If you seek Wisdom.) as silver, And search for her as for hid treasures: (5) Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord (Yes, you must have the fear of the Lord. Many people hear the Scriptures, but totally ignore what they've heard because they don't have the fear of the Lord.), And find the knowledge of God. (6) For the Lord giveth wisdom; Out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding:  (7) He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; [He is] a shield to them that walk in integrity; (8) That he may guard the paths of justice, And preserve the way of his saints. (9) Then shalt thou understand righteousness and justice, And equity, [yea,] every good path. (10) For wisdom shall enter into thy heart, And knowledge shall be pleasant unto thy soul; (11) Discretion shall watch over thee; Understanding shall keep thee: (12) To deliver thee from the way of evil, From the men that speak perverse things; (13) Whoso forsaketh the paths of uprightness, To walk in the ways of darkness (Which is what so many people do: they get saved, and then continue to walk in the same way they've always walked, not seeking out the knowledge and wisdom of God to know even what is the Will of God.); (14) Who rejoice to do evil, And delight in the perverseness of evil; (15) Who are crooked in their ways, And wayward in their paths: (16) To deliver thee from the strange woman, Even from the foreigner that flattereth with her words. The “strange woman” is the “harlot” of Revelation 17, but that harlot is the “mother of the harlots” of the earth (Revelation 17:5). All of those sects that came out of the mother are also called “harlots” because every one of those denominations received their own seed, the seed that wasn't the seed of the Husband. That makes them harlots. They received their own wisdom and their own knowledge. The knowledge of the Gospel is being ignored. They've reduced it to nothing more than moralizing and there is no hope for moralizing. Those apostate preachers may get up and give a Scripture verse or two on Sunday morning, but the rest of the time, it's all their knowledge and their wisdom.  Folks, there's nothing more important than the Word of God! The Word going into your heart re-creates Jesus Christ in you. He is the Word. It's the Word that does this; nothing else can do it. No moralizing can do it. You can go to some church and get moralized every Sunday and maybe even every Wednesday, if you're really diligent to go after moralizing, but moralizing won't give you the knowledge of the Gospel. Moralizing won't give you the knowledge of how you can receive, freely, the Nature of Jesus Christ. It won't give you that confidence that this is your gift from God, that this is the reconciliation that He gave you at the Cross (Romans 5:10-11; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; Colossians 1:21-22).  He took your life, nailed it on the Cross, and gave you His Life. As Paul proclaimed, (Gal.2:20) I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me: and that [life] which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, [the faith] which is in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me. In other words, “Now it's no longer I that live, it's Christ that lives in me.” (Pro.2:16 ) To deliver thee from the strange woman, Even from the foreigner that flattereth with her words (Those apostate preachers will make it easy for you. They will invite you to believe in ‘once saved, always saved.' You won't have to do anything; just believe it.” They will lead you in their crooked ways and in their wayward paths.); (17) That forsaketh the friend of her youth (That's the One Who saved you in the beginning, Jesus, the One you loved in the beginning. Now they want to give you another “Jesus” and another “gospel” and another “spirit.”), And forgetteth the covenant of her God… Some people don't even get to know that Covenant before they're led astray from the Bible by the teachings of men.  As Jesus said to the Pharisees of His day, (Mar.7:6) … Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, But their heart is far from me. (7) But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men. (8) Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men. (9) … Full well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your tradition… (13) making void the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do.  There's no difference in the nature of man from the time Jesus said that until now. We must repent and believe what He says; this is how we are re-programmed to walk the straight walk. (Pro.2:18) For her house inclineth unto death, And her paths unto the dead. It's true; every one of those harlots' houses “inclineth unto death.” A sister I once knew shared this dream with me. She said, “I went to three doors and knocked on them, and every time, a harlot answered the door. Then the fourth time, I went and knocked on your door, and I saw you. What do you think that means?” So I asked, “How many religions have you gone to?” She answered, “Three.” I told her, “Yeah, that's what I thought.” (Pro.2:19) None that go unto her return again, Neither do they attain unto the paths of life: (20) That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, And keep the paths of the righteous. (21) For the upright shall dwell in the land…  This is the land of God's people, the Promised Land, and each promise that we read in the Word will become ours if we are bold to stand on it. (Deu.11:24) Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours… God is saying, “Every place you put your foot, I will give it to you.” God has given us this “land” that we walk in, which is this flesh that comes from the earth, in order for us to conquer it. And those tribes that originally inhabited the land, the Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, and so on (Deuteronomy 7:1-3), all represent the lusts of the “old man” that had to be conquered in order to take that land for the spiritual man, Jesus Christ, Who is (Col.1:27) … Christ in you, the hope of glory. He's growing in you like a little baby. You must feed Him; don't feed the flesh, feed Him.  (Mat.12:46) While he (Jesus) was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him. (47) And one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, seeking to speak to thee. (48) But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? (49) And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren! (50) For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother. Those who do the Will of the Father are those who are bringing forth the fruit of Jesus Christ in their life.  (Pro.2:21) For the upright shall dwell in the land, And the perfect shall remain in it. There is a great falling-away because there is a broad road to destruction, as Jesus said. (Mat.7:13) Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby. (14) For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it. We don't know the narrow road unless we study the wisdom of God, which is all through the Bible. (2Jn.1:9) Whosoever goeth onward and abideth not in the teaching of Christ, hath not God: he that abideth in the teaching, the same hath both the Father and the Son.  It's not who starts out with you; it's who continues. There are lots of people who think they know the teaching, but they're getting it second-, third-, fourth-, fifth-hand. The only way you're going to know the teaching and the wisdom of God is to study the Word and seek out the wisdom of God for yourself. Don't go into a dead church and be leavened the rest of your life. We just read that people go there and they don't ever come out! They're wasting their life, never coming to know the wisdom of God. (Pro.2:21) For the upright shall dwell in the land, And the perfect shall remain in it. (“Perfect” is a word that also means “mature.” Those who come into the Image of Christ are mature.) (22) But the wicked shall be cut off from the land, And the treacherous shall be rooted out of it. This is still talking about the same people; the wicked are the treacherous. (Mat.22:14) For many are called, but few chosen.  You see, the wicked may start out with you, but they don't finish with you. (1Jn.2:19) They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us: but [they went out,] that they might be made manifest that they all are not of us. The wicked will be cut off from the land, which is the Land of Promise. They will not know the promises, they will not live by the promises. Paul exhorted God's people to not be sons of the “handmaid,” but to be sons of the “freewoman,” because it's going to be proven that not everyone who is a son of Abraham is chosen. Many are called, but few are chosen. (Gal.4:22) For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the freewoman. (23) Howbeit the son by the handmaid is born after the flesh; but the [son] by the freewoman [is born] through promise.  The promise is what begets you again unto Jesus Christ and everything that He is and all that He does and thinks. It's the promise that does this. It is not being moralized; it is not joining a religion. The son of the free-woman is born through promise. Abraham so badly wanted Ishmael to be chosen by God, and I, too, have wanted people to be chosen by God, and I, too, have “sown seed” in both the “freewoman” and the “handmaid.” And when the sons of the handmaid begin to fall away, I cry for them, but they are manifesting who they are. (Gal.4:24) Which things contain an allegory: for these [women] are two covenants; one from mount Sinai, bearing children unto bondage, which is Hagar. If you're born of “Hagar” then you're in bondage. Even while you're in religion, you can be in bondage just as the Israelites were. They were in so much bondage that when Jesus came to bring them to the higher order, they refused to come out of bondage.  (25) Now this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia (It was the Israelites who went to Mount Sinai and so Paul is applying this to them, because they were in bondage and they didn't know it.) and answereth to the Jerusalem that now is (That's the physical Jerusalem over there in the Middle East that's in bondage.): for she is in bondage with her children. (26) But the Jerusalem that is above is free, which is our mother. Praise the Lord! We are being born of the Word from above, first spirit, then soul, and then body.  The “soul” is the mind, the will, and the emotions. Your soul has to walk after the Spirit to receive the nature of that Spirit in order for you to bear His fruit in your soul. (Rom.8:13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. When you were first saved, you received a born again spirit, but now you have to go on to bear fruit in your soul. Only if you bear the fruit, which is Christ-likeness, will you get that new body, the born-again body, like His Body.  Now those harlots' houses tell you to just “step over the line” and that all you need to be is born-again in your spirit. No, that's not enough because you haven't borne fruit in your soul yet. So how do you bear fruit? The way you bear fruit immediately is that you believe you have received. Jesus said, (Mar.11:24) … All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe ye received (The Greek word there lambanó is past tense in the original.) them, and ye shall have them. You walk by faith for them until you see them. This way you are accounted as righteous until you are righteous, which is bearing fruit. Everything that the Lord offers will be nothing to the person who doesn't reach out and receive the promises by faith. They will not come to pass, and Paul tells us why. (Heb.4:2) … The word of hearing did not profit them, because it was not united by faith with them that heard. You see, they didn't mix faith with the words. (Escape the Falling Away PDF)   Jesus Chooses the Meal Planners for His Bride Anonymous - 12/24/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed I was in an apartment with white walls. Many were in the apartment with me and I knew we all had to share the space. (Eph. 2:19-22 So then ye are no more strangers and sojourners, but ye are fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, 20 being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone; 21 in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord; 22 in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.) There were men sitting around the dining table talking and discussing ministry plans and kingdom matters. (I believe these are the apostate ministers who talk the talk but don't walk the walk. They are not interested in serving the food to the people. They are living high off the hog but feeding left over scraps to the people.) There were women standing around and talking in small groups. They all seemed to have grouped together according to their traits or commonalities and the things they enjoyed or thought were important. There was one woman in the kitchen area who was on the phone all the time. She was sort of a busy body and liked to gossip about all the latest happenings and what was going on with different people. (These represent the denominations and sects of Christianity.) At first, I was in the living room organizing and getting rid of clutter. This was a challenge for me because sometimes I didn't know what was important to keep and what was needing to be thrown out. I was dealing with some issues myself, but I kept my focus and continued, as best I could, to clean and organize the place to make it nice for the others. (As we grow and mature in Christ, He helps us to discern what we need to get rid of in our lives so that we can be better ambassadors for Christ to others.) I was keeping my nose to the grindstone, so to speak, and not allowing myself to be distracted with the different groups of women even though I overheard occasionally what they were saying. (If we stay focused on living the Word in our lives every day, we will not get distracted and off course with the sects.) I ended up in the kitchen with a meal planner book on top of the stove and a notepad. I was working hard to plan meals every week and preparing to go to the store with my list to buy the items that I needed to make the meals when Jesus appeared in front of me. (Representing prioritizing my own spiritual food needs so that I would be healthy to be what the Kingdom and its people need.  I.e. to hear the Gospel and be an example of discipleship that others be edified.) He was very tall with broad shoulders and dressed like I imagine he would have been dressed when he walked with His disciples the first time He came to earth. David was filling the inside of Jesus. I.E Jesus was filled with David. (This is the make up of the David Man-child body of reformers.  2Co 3:18  But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord the Spirit.   1Jn 2:4-6  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;  5  but whoso keepeth his word, in him verily hath the love of God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him:  6  he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.) David in Jesus looked for me right away and came into the kitchen. He had passed by the other groups of women and found me diligently planning the meals and He held out His hand to me. (Song 6:8-9 There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, And virgins without number. 9 My dove, my undefiled, is but one; She is the only one of her mother; She is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; Yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.) I looked up from my lists and the meal planner and noticed Jesus standing in front of me with His hand extended. I was surprised to see Him and I took His hand. (Pro. 31:13-31 She seeketh wool and flax, And worketh willingly with her hands. 14 She is like the merchant-ships; She bringeth her bread from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night, And giveth food to her household, And their task to her maidens. 16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it; With the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, And maketh strong her arms. 18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is profitable: Her lamp goeth not out by night... 20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy... 25 Strength and dignity are her clothing; And she laugheth at the time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, And eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying: 29 Many daughters have done worthily, But thou excellest them all. 30 Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; But a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; And let her works praise her in the gates.) He announced to me in everyones hearing, “I choose you.” (When the Man-child comes abiding in Christ he will do what Jesus did, chose who John the Baptist said was the Bride.)  I was surprised because I knew all of my own struggles. I looked around to all the other groups of women and asked Him, “Why not them?” They also seemed to be busy and belong to the kingdom. They had gifts the Lord had given them. But they did not seem impressed or even aware of the Lord's presence. (Many won't recognize Christ in the Man-child ministers when He appears again because this is history repeating.) He said, "They put on outward shows of importance and busyness but they were not about My Father's business.” I began to look around at the different groups of women. One group was talking about shopping trips, hobbies and superficial things and the Lord said, “They have no depth” (Meaning of relationship with Him.  Mark 4:5-6 And other fell on the rocky ground, where it had not much earth; and straightway it sprang up, because it had no deepness of earth: 6 and when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.  I looked at another group who seemed, at least outwardly, to put on a good show of piety and gifts and good works but they were doing these things to impress the others and to gain the approval of men but they were idle when no one was looking. The Lord said of this group, “They think they are deserving of the position because of what they have done and the praise they receive from one another and from men. But they are idle with most of their time and not good stewards with what they've been given. They justify themselves and prate their time away.” (Mat. 23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.) Then I looked at the woman who had been standing in the kitchen behind me on the phone and said, “What of her?” The Lord said, “She is least of all; a gossip and a busy body. She and her works are not pleasing to My Father.” She had filled up all her time with unprofitable words; many times under the guise of concern and prayer requests for others and their situations, but in reality this fueled her fleshly desire to gossip and know everybody else's business. (1Ti. 5:13 And withal they learn also to be idle, going about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.) I asked Him, “Well, why me? I also have struggled and am not perfect. It's hard for me to organize and know what to throw out and get rid of so that your house is not cluttered, although I do the best I can.” He said, “When I came, you were the one I found diligently working. My Father is pleased with your planning of the meals.” Then I woke up. 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Revival Plan
Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8, pp. 119-128 Day 426

Revival Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 22:16


And through lack of zeal for the promulgation of the third angel's message, many others, while not apparently living in transgression, are nevertheless as verily lending their influence on the side of Satan as are those who openly sin against God. Multitudes are perishing; but how few are burdened for these souls! There is a stupor, a paralysis, upon many of the people of God, which prevents them from understanding the duty of the hour. When the Israelites entered Canaan, they did not fulfill God's purpose by taking possession of the whole land. After making a partial conquest, they settled down to enjoy the fruit of their victories. In their unbelief and love of ease they congregated in the portions already conquered, instead of pushing forward to occupy new territory. Thus they began to depart from God. By their failure to carry out His purpose they made it impossible for Him to fulfill to them His promise of blessing. Is not the church of today doing the same thing? With the whole world before them in need of the gospel, professed Christians congregate where they themselves can enjoy gospel privileges. They do not feel the necessity of occupying new territory, carrying the message of salvation into regions beyond. They refuse to fulfill Christ's commission: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Are they less guilty than was the Jewish church? -120- “Choose You This Day Whom Ye Will Serve” There will be a sharp conflict between those who are loyal to God and those who cast scorn upon His law. Reverence for God's law has been subverted. The religious leaders are teaching for doctrine the commandments of men. As it was in the days of ancient Israel, so it is in this age of the world. But because of the prevalence of disloyalty and transgression, will those who have reverenced the law of God now cherish less respect for it? Will they unite with the powers of earth to make it void? The loyal will not be carried away by the current of evil. They will not throw contempt on that which God has set apart as holy. They will not follow Israel's example of forgetfulness; they will call to remembrance God's dealings with His people in all ages, and will walk in the way of His commandments. The test comes to everyone. There are only two sides. On which side are you? The Shield of Omnipotence God's commandment-keeping people stand under the broad shield of Omnipotence. “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of Jehovah, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in whom I trust. For He will deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, And from the deadly pestilence. He will cover thee with His pinions, And under His wings shalt thou take refuge: His truth is a shield and a buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, Nor for the arrow that flieth by day; For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, And ten thousand at thy right hand; But it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, And see the reward of the wicked. -121- “For Thou, O Jehovah, art my refuge! Thou hast made the Most High thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, Neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent. For He will give His angels charge over thee, To keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: The young lion and the serpent shalt thou trample underfoot. Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble: I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, And show him My salvation.” Psalm 91, A. R. V. Jehovah Reigneth “Oh come, let us sing unto Jehovah; Let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms. “For Jehovah is a great God, And a great King above all gods. In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, and He made it; And His hands formed the dry land. “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before Jehovah our Maker: “For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today, Oh that ye would hear His voice! Harden not your heart, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness; When your fathers tempted Me, Proved Me, and saw My work. “Forty years long was I grieved with that generation, And said, It is a people that do err in their heart, And they have not known My ways: Wherefore I sware in My wrath, that they should not enter into My rest. -122- “Oh sing unto Jehovah a new song: Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth. Sing unto Jehovah, bless His name; Show forth His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples. “For great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols; But Jehovah made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him: Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. “Ascribe unto Jehovah, ye kindreds of the peoples, Ascribe unto Jehovah glory and strength. Ascribe unto Jehovah the glory due unto His name: Bring an offering, and come into His courts. Oh worship Jehovah in holy array: Tremble before Him, all the earth. “Say among the nations, Jehovah reigneth: The world also is established that it cannot be moved: He will judge the peoples with equity. “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; Let the field exult, and all that is therein; Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy “Before Jehovah; for He cometh, For He cometh to judge the earth: He will judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth.” Psalm 95; 96, A. R. V. Section 3—Letters to Physicians “To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.” Philippians 3:1. -123- Chapter 21—The Value of Trial En Route to Copenhagen, July 16, 1886 To the Medical Superintendent of the Battle Creek Sanitarium My Dear Brother, I have the most tender love for you, and I would that those who are pursuing you with reproach would let you alone. But, my brother, you must remember that these perplexities and annoyances are included in the “all things” that work together for good to those who love God. The Lord's eye is upon you, and He beholds those who would misrepresent you and tear you to pieces. But if you will be of good courage, if you will stay your soul upon God, if you will trust your heavenly Father as a child trusts its parent, if you will deal justly and love mercy, God can and will work with you. His promise is sure: “Them that honor Me I will honor.” 1 Samuel 2:30. Remember that your experience is not the first of the kind. You know the history of Joseph and of Daniel. The Lord did not prevent the plottings of wicked men; but He caused their devices to work for good to those who, amidst trial and conflict, preserved their faith and loyalty. The furnace fires are not to destroy, but to refine, ennoble, sanctify. Without trial we should not feel so much our need of God and His help; and we should become proud and self-sufficient. In the trials that come to you I see evidence that the Lord's eye is upon you and that He means to draw you to Himself. It is not the whole, but the wounded, who need a physician; it is those who are pressed almost beyond the point of endurance who need a helper. Turn to the stronghold. Learn the precious lesson: “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30. -124- Jesus loves you, and I am made glad as I read of the experience through which you are passing, not because you are a sufferer, but because this is an evidence to me that the Lord Jesus is testing and proving you, to see if you will come to Him, to see if you will put your trust in Him and find peace and rest in His love. I am praying for you, that you may come to Him, the Fountain of living water. This is the experience that every one of us must have if we ever dwell with Christ in the mansions that He has gone to prepare for us. You have lessons of the highest value to learn in the school of Christ, lessons that will lead you to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. It is when you are prospered, when all men speak well of you, that you are in danger. Be on your guard, for you will be tried. My greatest fear for you has been that you would have too great prosperity, and that you would fail to learn that your dependence is alone upon God. You have been placed in a position of great trust and honor, and there has been danger of your becoming dizzy and forgetting your dependence upon God. You have been placed where you can exert a far-reaching influence for good if you keep your eye single to the glory of God. Your heavenly Father loves you, and He will draw you to Himself by the trials that seem to you severe. -125- I have a most earnest desire that you shall enter the city of God, not as a culprit barely pardoned, but as a conqueror. My brother, will you think of this? If you are true and humble and faithful in this life, you will be given an abundant entrance. Then the tree of life will be yours, for you will be a victor over sin; the city whose builder and maker is God will be your city. Let your imagination take hold upon things unseen. Let your thoughts be carried away to the evidences of the great love of God for you. In contemplating the object of which you are in pursuit, you will lose the sense of pain brought by the light afflictions that are but for a moment. Paul's Experience Copenhagen, July 17, 1886 Paul was a man who knew what it means to be a partaker of Christ's sufferings. You have no need that I repeat the history of his trials. His life was one of constant activity, notwithstanding he was subject to many infirmities. He was continually followed by the hatred and malice of the Jews. They were exceedingly bitter against him and did all in their power to hinder him in his work. Yet we hear his voice sounding down along the line of our time: “Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” “I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” 2 Corinthians 4:17, 18; Romans 8:18. None too highly does Paul estimate the privileges and advantages of the Christian life. I speak with no hesitancy about this matter, for I know for myself that what he says is true. -126- Resting in God's Love Paul says further: “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” Verses 14, 15. One of the lessons that we are to learn in the school of Christ is that the Lord's love for us is far greater than that of our earthly parents. We are to have unquestioning faith and perfect confidence in Him. “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.” Verses 16, 17. May the Lord help you, as a diligent student in the school of Christ, to learn to lay your burdens on Jesus. And if you are free in His love, you will look above and away from these annoying trials. Think of what Jesus has endured for you, and never forget that it is part of the legacy that we have received as Christians, to be partakers with Him of His sufferings, that we may be partakers with Him of His glory. The Danger of Self-Sufficiency Study Nebuchadnezzar's dream as recorded in the fourth chapter of Daniel. The king saw a lofty tree planted in the earth. Flocks and herds from the mountains and hills enjoyed its shelter, and the birds of the air built their nests in its branches. Thus were represented Nebuchadnezzar's greatness and prosperity. Nations were gathered under his sovereignty. His kingdom was firmly established in the hearts of his loyal subjects. The king saw his prosperity, and because of it he was lifted up. Notwithstanding the warnings that God had given him, he did the very things which the Lord had told him not to do. He looked upon his kingdom with pride and exclaimed: “Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?” Daniel 4:30. The instant that the words were uttered, the sentence of judgment was pronounced. The king's reason was taken away. The judgment that he had thought so perfect, the wisdom that he had prided himself on possessing, were removed. The jewel of the mind, that which elevates man above the beasts, he no longer retained. -127- The scepter is no longer held in the hand of a proud and powerful monarch. The mighty ruler is a maniac. He now herds with the cattle to eat as they eat. He is a companion of the beasts of the field. The brow that once wore a coronet is disfigured by the absence of reason and intellect. The mandate has gone forth: “Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit.” Verse 14. So the Lord magnifies Himself as the true and living God. Well might David exclaim: “I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.” Psalm 37:35, 36. Let men become lifted up in pride, and the Lord will not sustain them and keep them from falling. Let a church become proud and boastful, not depending on God, not exalting His power, and that church will surely be left by the Lord, to be brought down to the ground. Let a people glory in wealth, intellect, knowledge, or in anything but Christ, and they will soon be brought to confusion. Our Burden Bearer My brother, remember that this earth is not heaven. Christ has declared: “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” John 16:33; Matthew 5:10-12. -128- Jesus has not left you to be amazed at the trials and difficulties you meet. He has told you all about them, and He has told you also not to be cast down and oppressed when trials come. Look to Jesus, your Redeemer, and be cheerful and rejoice. The trials hardest to bear are those that come from our brethren, our own familiar friends; but even these trials may be borne with patience. Jesus is not lying in Joseph's new tomb. He has risen and has ascended to heaven, there to intercede in our behalf. We have a Saviour who so loved us that He died for us, that through Him we might have hope and strength and courage, and a place with Him upon His throne. He is able and willing to help you whenever you call upon Him. If you try to carry your burdens alone you will be crushed under them. You have heavy responsibilities. Jesus knows about them, and He will not leave you alone if you do not leave Him. He is honored when you commit the keeping of your soul to Him as unto a faithful Creator. He bids you hope in His mercy, believing that He does not desire you to carry these weighty responsibilities in your own strength. Only believe, and you will see the salvation of God. Do you feel your insufficiency for the position of trust that you occupy? Thank God for this. The more you feel your weakness, the more you will be inclined to seek for a helper. “Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.” James 4:8. Jesus wants you to be happy, to be cheerful. He wants you to do your best with the ability that God has given you and then trust the Lord to help you and to raise up those who will be your helpers in carrying burdens. -129- Let not the unkind speeches of men hurt you. Did not men say unkind things about Jesus? You err, and may sometimes give occasion for unkind remarks; but Jesus never did. He was pure, spotless, undefiled. Do not expect a better portion in this life than the Prince of glory had. When your enemies see that they can make you feel hurt, they will rejoice, and Satan will rejoice. Look to Jesus, and work with an eye single to His glory. Keep your heart in the love of God. Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8 pp. 119-128

It's Time to W.I.N with Empowernista
WE Pray for Protection, Into 2022 (2021-12-29)

It's Time to W.I.N with Empowernista

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 31:53


Empowering the masses to incorporate prayer into their daily lives. The Lord says in Matthew 18:20, "Where two or three are gathered together in His name, I am in the mist of them." Let's come together and build the Kingdom of God through prayer.Join us as We Pray Daily (M-F) at 5:30am PST or watch live on facebook.com/wepraydaily / Twitter.com/wepraydailyinc / youtube.com/wepraydailywithempowernista - Shop or Give online at wepraydaily.com

Revival Plan
Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8, pp. 109-118 Day 425

Revival Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 20:28


A Hymn Of The Captivity “Praise ye Jehovah. “Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for He is good; For His loving-kindness endureth forever. Who can utter the mighty acts of Jehovah, Or show forth all His praise? Blessed are they that keep justice, And he that doeth righteousness at all times. Remember me, O Jehovah, with the favor that Thou bearest unto Thy people; Oh visit me with Thy salvation, That I may see the prosperity of Thy chosen, That I may rejoice in the gladness of Thy nation, That I may glory with Thine inheritance. I “We have sinned with our fathers, We have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. Our fathers understood not Thy wonders in Egypt; They remembered not the multitude of Thy loving-kindnesses. But were rebellious at the sea, even at the Red Sea. “Nevertheless He saved them for His name's sake, That He might make His mighty power to be known. He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up: So He led them through the depths, as through a wilderness. And He saved them from the hand of him that hated them, And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. And the waters covered their adversaries; There was not one of them left. Then believed they His words; They sang His praise. -110- II “They soon forgat His works; They waited not for His counsel, But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tempted God in the desert. And He gave them their request, But sent leanness into their soul. They envied Moses also in the camp, And Aaron the saint of Jehovah. The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And covered the company of Abiram. And a fire was kindled in their company The flame burned up the wicked. They made a calf in Horeb, And worshiped a molten image. Thus they changed their glory For the likeness of an ox that eateth grass. “They forgot God their Saviour, Who had done great things in Egypt, Wondrous works in the land of Ham, And terrible things by the Red Sea. Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen stood before Him in the breach, To turn away His wrath, lest He should destroy them. III “Yea, they despised the pleasant land, They believed not His word, But murmured in their tents, And hearkened not unto the voice of Jehovah. Therefore He sware unto them, That He would overthrow them in the wilderness, And that He would overthrow their seed among the nations, And scatter them in the lands. They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, And ate the sacrifices of the dead. Thus they provoked Him to anger with their doings; And the plague brake in upon them. “Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment; And so the plague was stayed. And that was reckoned unto him for righteousness, Unto all generations for evermore. -111- IV “They angered Him also at the waters of Meribah, So that it went ill with Moses for their sakes; Because they were rebellious against his spirit, And he spake unadvisedly with his lips. They did not destroy the peoples, As Jehovah commanded them, But mingled themselves with the nations, And learned their works, And served their idols, Which became a snare unto them. Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons, And shed innocent blood, Even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, Whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with blood. Thus were they defiled with their works, And played the harlot in their doings. “Therefore was the wrath of Jehovah kindled against His people, And He abhorred His inheritance. And He gave them into the hand of the nations; And they that hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, And they were brought into subjection under their hand. Many times did He deliver them; But they were rebellious in their counsel, And were brought low in their iniquity. “Nevertheless He regarded their distress, When He heard their cry: And He remembered for them His covenant, And repented according to the multitude of His loving-kindnesses. He made them also to be pitied Of all those that carried them captive. -112- “Save us, O Jehovah our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks unto Thy holy name, And to triumph in Thy praise. “Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the people say, Amen. “Praise ye Jehovah.” Psalm 106, A. R. V. Song Of The Redeemed “Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for He is good; For His loving-kindness endureth forever. Let the redeemed of Jehovah say so, Whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the adversary, And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south. I “They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way; They found no city of habitation. Hungry and thirsty, Their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, And He delivered them out of their distresses, He led them also by a straight way, That they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise Jehovah for His loving-kindness And for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfieth the longing soul, And the hungry soul He filleth with good. “Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, Being bound in affliction and iron, -113- Because they rebelled against the words of God, And contemned the counsel of the Most High: Therefore He brought down their heart with labor; They fell down, and there was none to help. Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And brake their bonds in sunder. Oh that men would praise Jehovah for His loving-kindness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He hath broken the gates of brass, And cut the bars of iron in sunder.... II “He turneth rivers into a wilderness, And water springs into a thirsty ground; A fruitful land into a salt desert, For the wickedness of them that dwell therein. He turneth a wilderness into a pool of water, And a dry land into water springs. And there He maketh the hungry to dwell, That they may prepare a city of habitation, And sow fields, and plant vineyards, And get them fruits of increase. He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; And He suffereth not their cattle to decrease. “Again, they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, trouble, and sorrow. He poureth contempt upon princes, And causeth them to wander in the waste, where there is no way. Yet setteth He the needy on high from affliction, And maketh him families like a flock. The upright shall see it, and be glad; And all iniquity shall stop her mouth. “Whoso is wise will give heed to these things; And they will consider the loving-kindnesses of Jehovah.” Psalm 107, A. R. V. “Call to Remembrance the Former Days” Why did ancient Israel so easily forget God's dealings? The people did not retain in their memory His works of greatness and power or His words of warning. Had they remembered His wondrous dealings with them they would not have received the reproof: -114- “Who art thou, that thou art afraid of man that shall die, And of the son of man that shall be made as grass; And hast forgotten Jehovah thy Maker, That stretched forth the heavens, And laid the foundations of the earth; And fearest continually all the day Because of the fury of the oppressor, When he maketh ready to destroy? And where is the fury of the oppressor?” Isaiah 51:12, 13, A. R. V. But the children of Israel forgot God, whose they were by creation and by redemption. After seeing all His wondrous works, they tempted Him. To the Israelites were committed the sacred oracles. But God's revealed word was misinterpreted and misapplied. The people despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. “The vineyard of Jehovah of hosts is the house of Israel, And the men of Judah His pleasant plant: And He looked for justice, but, behold, oppression; For righteousness, but, behold, a cry.” “Woe unto them That...regard not the work of Jehovah, Neither have they considered the operation of His hands. Therefore My people are gone into captivity For lack of knowledge.” “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! “Woe unto them That are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!” -115- “Therefore as the tongue of fire devoureth the stubble, And as the dry grass sinketh down in the flame, So their root shall be as rottenness, And their blossom shall go up as dust; Because they have rejected the law of Jehovah of hosts, And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.” Isaiah 5:7, 11-13, 20, 21, 24, A. R. V. “Written for our Admonition” “These things ...are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” 1 Corinthians 10:11. The warning comes sounding down along the line to our time: “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end; while it is said, Today if ye will hear His voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.” Hebrews 3:12-16. Cannot we who are living in the time of the end realize the importance of the apostle's words: “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God”? Verse 12. Upon us is shining the accumulated light of past ages. The record of Israel's forgetfulness has been preserved for our enlightenment. In this age God has set His hand to gather unto Himself a people from every nation, kindred, and tongue. In the advent movement He has wrought for His heritage, even as He wrought for the Israelites in leading them from Egypt. In the great disappointment of 1844 the faith of His people was tested as was that of the Hebrews at the Red Sea. Had the Adventists in the early days still trusted to the guiding Hand that had been with them in their past experience, they would have seen of the salvation of God. If all who had labored unitedly in the work of 1844 had received the third angel's message and proclaimed it in the power of the Holy Spirit, the Lord would have wrought mightily with their efforts. A flood of light would have been shed upon the world. Years ago the inhabitants of the earth would have been warned, the closing work would have been completed, and Christ would have come for the redemption of His people. -116- The Message for this Time I have been instructed to trace words of warning for our brethren and sisters who are in danger of losing sight of the special work for this time. The Lord has made us depositaries of sacred truth. We are to arise and shine. In every land we are to herald the second coming of Christ, in the language of the revelator proclaiming: “Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him.” Revelation 1:7. What are we doing? Are we giving the message of the third angel? The third angel followed them [the first and second angels], saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:9-12. -117- The commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus are united. They are to be clearly presented to the world. The Opposition of the Enemy In God's word we are shown the consequences of proclaiming the third angel's message. “The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Revelation 12:17. A refusal to obey the commandments of God, and a determination to cherish hatred against those who proclaim these commandments, leads to the most determined war on the part of the dragon, whose whole energies are brought to bear against the commandment-keeping people of God. “He causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16, 17. The sign, or seal, of God is revealed in the observance of the seventh-day Sabbath, the Lord's memorial of creation. “The Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily My Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.” Exodus 31:12, 13. Here the Sabbath is clearly designated as a sign between God and His people. The mark of the beast is the opposite of this—the observance of the first day of the week. This mark distinguishes those who acknowledge the supremacy of the papal authority from those who acknowledge the authority of God. -118- The Loud Cry As foretold in the eighteenth of Revelation, the third angel's message is to be proclaimed with great power by those who give the final warning against the beast and his image: “I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and 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, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the Kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and 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 be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.” Revelation 18:1-6. This is the message given by God to be sounded forth in the loud cry of the third angel. Those whose faith and zeal are proportionate to their knowledge of the truth will reveal their loyalty to God by communicating the truth, in all its saving, sanctifying power, to those with whom they associate. Their lives of holiness and unselfish service will be in conformity with the vital principles of the kingdom of heaven. “And Hast Forgotten” It is a solemn and terrible truth that many who have been zealous in proclaiming the third angel's message are now becoming listless and indifferent! The line of demarcation between worldlings and many professed Christians is almost indistinguishable. Many who once were earnest Adventists are conforming to the world—to its practices, its customs, its selfishness. Instead of leading the world to render obedience to God's law, the church is uniting more and more closely with the world in transgression. Daily the church is becoming converted to the world. How many professing Christians are slaves of mammon! Their indulgence of appetite, their extravagant expenditure of money for selfish gratification, greatly dishonors God. Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8 pp. 109-118

It's Time to W.I.N with Empowernista
Get On Your Knees Now, Into 2022 (2021-12-28)

It's Time to W.I.N with Empowernista

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 42:22


Empowering the masses to incorporate prayer into their daily lives. The Lord says in Matthew 18:20, "Where two or three are gathered together in His name, I am in the mist of them." Let's come together and build the Kingdom of God through prayer.Join us as We Pray Daily (M-F) at 5:30am PST or watch live on facebook.com/wepraydaily / Twitter.com/wepraydailyinc / youtube.com/wepraydailywithempowernista - Shop or Give online at wepraydaily.com

Morning and Evening with Charles Spurgeon

“And the LORD shall guide thee continually.” — Isaiah 58:11 “The Lord shall guide thee.” Not an angel, but JEHOVAH shall guide thee. He said He would not go through the wilderness before His people, an angel should go before them to lead them in the way; but Moses said, “If Thy presence go not […]

Revival Plan
Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8, pp. 99-108 Day 424

Revival Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 20:10


We are seeing the fulfillment of these warnings. Never have scriptures been more strictly fulfilled than these have been. Men may erect the most carefully constructed, fireproof buildings, but one touch of God's hand, one spark from heaven, will sweep away every refuge. It has been asked if I have any advice to give. I have already given the advice that God has given me, hoping to prevent the falling of the fiery sword that was hanging over Battle Creek. Now that which I dreaded has come—the news of the burning of the Review and Herald building. When this news came, I felt no surprise, and I had no words to speak. What I have had to say from time to time in warnings has had no effect except to harden those who heard, and now I can only say: I am so sorry, so very sorry, that it was necessary for this stroke to come. Light enough has been given. If it were acted upon, further light would not be needed. To our people, ministers and lay members, I am instructed to say: “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord,”—for many ministers and people are walking in strange paths,—“and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:6, 7. Let every soul be on the alert. The adversary is on your track. Be vigilant, watching diligently lest some carefully concealed and masterly snare shall take you unawares. Let the careless and indifferent beware lest the day of the Lord come upon them as a thief in the night. Many will wander from the path of humility, and, casting aside the yoke of Christ, will walk in strange paths. Blinded and bewildered, they will leave the narrow path that leads to the city of God. -100- A man cannot be a happy Christian unless he is a watchful Christian. He who overcomes must watch; for, with worldly entanglements, error, and superstition, Satan strives to win Christ's followers from Him. It is not enough that we avoid glaring dangers and perilous, inconsistent moves. We are to keep close to the side of Christ, walking in the path of self-denial and sacrifice. We are in an enemy's country. He who was cast out of heaven has come down with great power. With every conceivable artifice and device he is seeking to take souls captive. Unless we are constantly on guard we shall fall an easy prey to his unnumbered deceptions. The experience of the disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane contains a lesson for the Lord's people today. Taking with Him Peter and James and John, Christ went to Gethsemane to pray. He said to them: “My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. And He went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And He said, Abba Father, all things are possible unto Thee; take away this cup from Me: nevertheless not what I will, but what Thou wilt. And He cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.” Mark 14:34-38. Read these words carefully. Many today are asleep, as were the disciples. They are not watching and praying lest they enter into temptation. Let us read and study those portions of God's word that have special reference to these last days, pointing out the dangers that will threaten God's people. -101- We need keen, sanctified perception. This perception is not to be used in criticizing and condemning one another, but discerning the signs of the times. We are to keep our hearts with all diligence, that we may not make shipwreck of faith. Many who were once firm believers in the truth have become careless in regard to their spiritual welfare and are yielding, without the slightest opposition, to Satan's well-laid plots. It is time for our people to take their families from the cities into more retired localities, else many of the youth, and many also of those older in years, will be ensnared and taken by the enemy. January 7, 1903. We have all been made very sad by the news of the terrible loss that has come to the cause in the burning of the Review and Herald office. In one year two of our largest institutions have been destroyed by fire. The news of this recent calamity has caused us to mourn deeply, but it was permitted by the Lord to come upon us, and we should make no complaint, but learn from it the lesson that the Lord would teach us. The destruction of the Review and Herald building should not be passed over as something in which there is no meaning. Everyone connected with the office should ask himself: “Wherein do I deserve this lesson? Wherein have I walked contrary to a ‘Thus saith the Lord,' that He should send this lesson to me? Have I heeded the warnings and reproofs that He has sent, or have I followed my own way?” Let the heart-searching God reprove the erring, and let each one bow before Him in humility and contrition, casting aside all self-righteousness and self-importance, confessing and forsaking every sin, and asking God, in the name of the Redeemer, for pardon. God declares, “Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37); and those who in sincerity present themselves before Him will be pardoned and justified, and will receive power to become the sons of God. -102- I pray that those who have resisted light and evidence, refusing to listen to God's warnings, will see in the destruction of the Review and Herald office an appeal to them to turn to God with full purpose of heart. Will they not realize that God is in earnest with them? He is not seeking to destroy life, but to save life. In the recent destruction the lives of the workers were graciously preserved, that all might have an opportunity to see that God was correcting them by a message coming not from a human source, but from above. God's people have departed from Him; they have not followed His instruction, and He has come near them in correction; but He has not brought extinction of life. Not one soul has been taken by death. All have been left alive to recognize the Power that no man can gainsay. Let us praise the Lord that the lives of His children have been so precious in His sight. He might have cut off the workers in their heedlessness and self-sufficiency. But, no! He says: “They shall have another chance. I will let the fire speak to them and will see if they will counterwork the action of My providence. I will try them as by fire to see if they will learn the lesson that I desire to teach them.” When the Battle Creek Sanitarium was destroyed, Christ gave Himself to defend the lives of men and women. In this destruction God was appealing to His people to return to Him. And in the destruction of the Review and Herald office, and the saving of life, He makes a second appeal to them. He desires them to see that the miracle-working power of the Infinite has been exercised to save life, that every worker may have opportunity to repent and be converted. God says: “If they turn to Me, I will restore to them the joy of My salvation. But if they continue to walk in their own way, I will come still closer; and affliction shall come upon the families who claim to believe the truth, but who do not practice the truth, who do not make the Lord God of Israel their fear and their dread.” -103- Let everyone examine himself to see whether he be in the faith. Let the people of God repent and be converted, that their sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. Let them ascertain wherein they have failed to walk in the way that God has marked out, wherein they have failed to purify their souls by taking heed to His counsels. -104- Chapter 19—What Might Have Been St. Helena, California, January 5, 1903. To the Battle Creek Church One day at noon I was writing of the work that might have been done at the last General Conference if the men in positions of trust had followed the will and way of God. Those who have had great light have not walked in the light. The meeting was closed, and the break was not made. Men did not humble themselves before the Lord as they should have done, and the Holy Spirit was not imparted. I had written thus far when I lost consciousness, and I seemed to be witnessing a scene in Battle Creek. We were assembled in the auditorium of the Tabernacle. Prayer was offered, a hymn was sung, and prayer was again offered. Most earnest supplication was made to God. The meeting was marked by the presence of the Holy Spirit. The work went deep, and some present were weeping aloud. One arose from his bowed position and said that in the past he had not been in union with certain ones and had felt no love for them, but that now he saw himself as he was. With great solemnity he repeated the message to the Laodicean church: “‘Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing.' In my self-sufficiency this is just the way I felt,” he said. “‘And knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.' I now see that this is my condition. My eyes are opened. My spirit has been hard and unjust. I thought myself righteous, but my heart is broken, and I see my need of the precious counsel of the One who has searched me through and through. Oh, how gracious and compassionate and loving are the words, ‘I counsel thee to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.'” Revelation 3:17, 18. -105- The speaker turned to those who had been praying, and said: “We have something to do. We must confess our sins, and humble our hearts before God.” He made heartbroken confessions and then stepped up to several of the brethren, one after another, and extended his hand, asking forgiveness. Those to whom he spoke sprang to their feet, making confession and asking forgiveness, and they fell upon one another's necks, weeping. The spirit of confession spread through the entire congregation. It was a Pentecostal season. God's praises were sung, and far into the night, until nearly morning, the work was carried on. The following words were often repeated, with clear distinctness: “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” Verses 19, 20. No one seemed to be too proud to make heartfelt confession, and those who led in this work were the ones who had influence, but had not before had courage to confess their sins. There was rejoicing such as never before had been heard in the Tabernacle. Then I aroused from my unconsciousness, and for a while could not think where I was. My pen was still in my hand. The words were spoken to me: “This might have been. All this the Lord was waiting to do for His people. All heaven was waiting to be gracious.” I thought of where we might have been had thorough work been done at the last General Conference, and agony of disappointment came over me as I realized that what I had witnessed was not a reality. -106- God's way is always the right and the prudent way. He always brings honor to His name. Man's only security against rash, ambitious movements is to keep the heart in harmony with Christ Jesus. Man's wisdom is untrustworthy. Man is fickle, filled with self-esteem, pride, and selfishness. Let the workers doing God's service trust wholly in the Lord. Then the leaders will reveal that they are willing to be led, not by human wisdom, which is as useless to lean upon as is a broken reed, but by the wisdom of the Lord, who has said: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.” James 1:5, 6. -107- Chapter 20—Forgetfulness All who profess to be children of God I would invite to consider the history of the Israelites, as recorded in the one hundred and fifth, the one hundred and sixth, and the one hundred and seventh psalms. By carefully studying these scriptures, we may be able to appreciate more fully the goodness, mercy, and love of our God. A Hymn Of The Promised Land “Oh give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon His name; Make known among the peoples His doings. Sing unto Him, sing praises unto Him; Talk ye of all His marvelous works. Glory ye in His holy name: Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah. Seek ye Jehovah and His strength; Seek His face evermore. “Remember His marvelous works that He hath done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth, O ye seed of Abraham His servant, Ye children of Jacob, His chosen ones. He is Jehovah our God: His judgments are in all the earth. He hath remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations, The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath unto Isaac, And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant, Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance; When they were but a few men in number, Yea, very few, and sojourners in it. And they went about from nation to nation, From one kingdom to another people. He suffered no man to do them wrong; Yea, He reproved Kings for their sakes, Saying, Touch not Mine anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm. -108- “And He called for a famine upon the land; He brake the whole staff of bread. He sent a man before them; Joseph was sold for a servant: His feet they hurt with fetters: He was laid in chains of iron, Until the time that His word came to pass, The word of Jehovah tried him. The king sent and loosed him; Even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free. He made him Lord of his house, And ruler of all his substance; To bind his princes at his pleasure. And teach his elders wisdom Israel also came into Egypt; And Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. And He increased His people greatly, And made them stronger than their adversaries. “He turned their heart to hate His people, To deal subtly with His servants. He sent Moses His servant, And Aaron whom He had chosen. They set among them His signs, And wonders in the land of Ham. He sent darkness, and made it dark; And they rebelled not against His words. He turned their waters into blood, And slew their fish. Their land swarmed with frogs In the chambers of their Kings. He spake, and there came swarms of flies, And lice in all their borders. He gave them hail for rain, And flaming fire in their land. He smote their vines also and their fig trees, And brake the trees of their borders. He spake, and the locust came, And the grasshopper, and that without number, And did eat up every herb in their land, And did eat up the fruit of their ground. He smote also all the first-born in their land, The chief of all their strength. “And He brought them forth with silver and gold; And there was not one feeble person among His tribes. Egypt was glad when they departed; For the fear of them had fallen upon them. “He spread a cloud for a covering, And fire to give light in the night. They asked, and He brought quails, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven. He opened the rock, and waters gushed out; They ran in the dry places like a river. -109- “For He remembered His holy word, And Abraham His servant. And He brought forth His people with joy, And His chosen with singing. And He gave them the lands of the nations; And they took the labor of the peoples in possession: That they might keep His statutes, And observe His laws. “Praise ye Jehovah.” Psalm 105, A. R. V. Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8 pp. 99-108

Ten Thousand Worlds
The Family Altar Audio Devotional – Day 361

Ten Thousand Worlds

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 7:30


In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, saying, I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord. (2 Kings 20:1-5) 14 After all, friends, it's the prayer of faith that saves the sick. Sometimes I've noticed here the last few nights, I've been watching, and I noticed the people… I come through, and maybe, they—they want to… Some… See, if there's something in their life, that's just not tallying up right, and when they do that, when they find that out, then I can tell in the Spirit, the way It moves they want me to pray for them. See? After that, they're wanting me to pray for them. See? And after all, this… It's—it's prayer is the most vital force that God ever put into the hand of mankind. The most effective force that's known to man, is prayer. Do you believe that? It is. It's prayer that changes things. 15 Look at Hezekiah when…?… and the prophet went up and said, “All right, Hezekiah, you're not coming off the bed. God's done said you was going to die right there where you're at.” And Hezekiah studied it over, if he just had fifteen years longer… Now remember, you've got to give God a cause, a reason. Now, he didn't say, “Just because I can get out there and ride around in a chariot, and show the people I'm a king.” No, he wanted to rebuild the altars of the God; and a few things had to be done to get the kingdom in order right. And he prayed that God would give him fifteen years longer, and he wept bitterly, just wept to God. He said, “God, I beseech You to consider me. I've walked before You with a perfect heart.” How many of us can say that tonight, we've walked before Him with a perfect heart? “I've walked before Thee, Lord, with a perfect heart. And I ask You to consider me. Now, I want…” And God Almighty, Jehovah, reconsidered that man's case, because he prayed. Think of that. Almighty God, that had pronounced death upon the man, reconsidered His case. My, that's too much for me. Great Jehovah, to a mortal, to one of the earth, would reconsider His Word that He'd said to him. 16 Now, God has ways of doing things. Looked like He would have spoke right back and told him, “But I—I considered your case, again; I'm going to let you stay for that, if you'll do that.” But He didn't. He spoke to the prophet, and sent the prophet all the way back up there again to tell him. Said, “All right, God heard your prayer.” See, God revealed to the prophet what was going to happen; he come back, “Your—your days is considered, and you're going to come off the bed now in three days.” You got some poultices and so forth, put on him. And Hezekiah come off the bed and was made well. 52-0716 - "Thou Knowest All Things" Rev. William Marrion Branham --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ten-thousand-worlds/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ten-thousand-worlds/support

Christ Community Sunday - Olathe Campus
Jehovah Raah: The Lord Our Shepherd [He Shall Be Called 05]

Christ Community Sunday - Olathe Campus

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 34:20


This abundant life that Jesus speaks of is the Psalm 23 kind of life. Feasting joy, free from danger. We can have a taste of this now, and will one day have it in full if we have Jesus as our Shepherd.This does not mean that we will never go through dark valleys or have Psalm 22-like experiences. But Psalm 23 shows us that on the other side of the valley of the shadow of death there is abundant life.Dark valleys will come. But right in the middle of our darkest valleys, our Shepherd is with us! He came to enter our darkest valleys, and went far deeper than any of us could ever go. We will fear no evil, for Christ is with us! Sermon Notes: https://www.bible.com/events/4881570221.12.26

Coffee And Cults
Episode 41- Jehovah's Witnesses Part 2

Coffee And Cults

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 72:24


Happy Holidays listeners! Join us on this not at all remarkable day for part 2 of our short series about the Jehovah's Witnesses. We talk about the practices and beliefs, what JWs do for fun, and what is and isn't allowed. Also: some singing, satan warnings, Sam's childhood bedroom, and some corners for us to sit in. CWs- nothing graphic, mentions of prejudices. Contact us- coffeeandcults@gmail.com Social media @coffeeandcults Support/bonus content- patreon.com/coffeeandcults Ko-fi.com/coffeeandcults

Religion Today
2021-12-26 Religion Today - Jesus Birth Date and Birth Year, Messiah, Son of Man

Religion Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 19:59


Host Martin Tanner corrects an error from his prior podcast, then describes why there was a Jewish community or colony in Egypt when Joseph, Mary and Jesus fled there to escape the wrath of Herod.  The Star of Bethlehem was likely a comet, seen and noted in 5 BC.  The phrase in Matthew 2:9 the star "stood over" was used exclusively to describe comets in the ancient world.  "Jesus" (from the Hebrew) also transliterated "Joshua" or "Yeshua" literally means "YHWH saves".  "Christ" (from the Greek) "kristos" is a translation of the Hebrew word "Meshia" or "Messiah" literally means "smeared, or anointed with oil."  Jesus was thus "Jehovah who saves, the anointed or chosen Savior."  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Core Christianity
Did Mary Know?

Core Christianity

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 25:01


Episode 866 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Was Jesus actually born on Christmas Day? I have heard theories that he was born sometime in October. 2. Do you know that Christmas song, “Mary did you know?” I know some people make fun of that song, but I thought that that question was pretty good. In Luke 1 it doesn't quite seem to allude to the fact that Mary knew her son was going to bear the sin of his people. So, did she know or was it a surprise to her? 3. Is it ok to tell my kids that Santa is real? 4. Does the Bible command or forbid us to celebrate traditions like Christmas? I have heard both views from various churches. I know Catholics are big on celebrating Christmas and I have heard some protestant groups and even Jehovah's Witnesses say that we shouldn't. Today's Offer Philippians Bible Study Request our latest special offers here or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core. Resources Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God's Story by Dr. Michael Horton  

Into the Pray
All the Prophets: Isaiah (feat. Gwil & Beth Davey)

Into the Pray

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 52:24


Hello! Welcome to Into the Pray and thank you for listening. (Don't miss an extended YouTube conversation between Nick and Steve Buckley on Boxing Day here).This is the final episode of Into the Pray for 2021 and we couldn't be joined by better people! Please stay tuned to the end of this podcast where Gwil performs an impromptu acoustic version of his new song, Like Jehovah. Gwil & Beth Davey are involved in the leadership of New Hope Christian Centre in Norwich, England. You can watch this podcast here. Gwil is a gifted worship leader and singer/song-writer (please see his Spotify artist link here) and has a new single out, entitled Like Jehovah, in January. Here's a the pre-save link for that new song!Beth is also involved in leading an exciting and pioneering work with children for the surrounding Norwich vicinity. Please take some time to read Beth's blog here. It is a fitting end for this final episode in our "All the Prophets" season to be one in which ‘beholding worship' has its place: when all is said and done, there is no-one like you, Jehovah. Thank you to Gwil and Beth for joining us and sharing so honestly. Relevant content/links from recent podcasts are as follows:1. Where is this Coming? (video)2. Fake Prophets Do Not Mean Zero Prophets (info)3. Is Your Church Faithful? (letter & podcast)4. Is the Holy Spirit correcting you? (blog & video)5. Why I love (but disagree with) Christian Concern (video)Thank you very much for your ongoing prayers for healing as Nick is still rather sick. The process is not necessarily overnight! We share more on our Patreon page for those of you who would like to walk this journey more closely with us. If you would like to support our work, (including a full-length audiobook version of Body Zero) you can do so here and/or here. Our flagship content:

shunned
Episode 105 - In Memory Of Sarah

shunned

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 117:13


When we lose the ones we love, we say some words. We remember them. We reminisce about the good times, and it's for the memory of the ones we lose as well as for ourselves. Sarah was not given a proper funeral. This was due to her status of being Shunned (Disfellowshipped) from her religion, and as her husband I've not had closure. Because of this I've carried a burden and words unspoken for the last few years, and no one knows her full story – her struggles and final moments. Thank you to Michael Shemwell for helping me work through my loss and for putting together a way to remember Sarah and share her story. Sarah Nelson Harding will always be remembered by many as the light in the room, and the life of the group! She had such energy, and fun about her, a love for life and desire to grow. She was very artistic and expressed her feelings through drawing and painting, and had a wide range of loved music that was close to her heart to cover all of the emotions. She was adventurous and outgoing, and more so than I thought I ever was! Nearly every amazing memory I have was with her, and she only graced my life for less than 5 years. We polar plunged in the Fox River in the middle of a Chicago winter, and dove from the tops of cliffs into Cenotes in Mexico!! We rode a catamaran in the Caribbean and went Skydiving (indoor though)! She introduced me to karaoke and my own love of music, even meeting a political figure while singing karaoke one night, which turned into a dear friend of ours! She had a way about her, even when she sang in front on a crowd of strangers, she had no inhibitions and would belt out Journey as if she was on tour!! I would never have known that someone could sing so beautifully and be out of key!! Every time, she would get standing applause from the entire room!! We had a practice of eating healthy and being active, and that woman was very strong! Her red hair gave her the nickname of Red Beast!! And I was Uber Beast, to follow suit with the nickname and not necessarily because I was fit. She couldn't have children of her own, but she fiercely loved her niece and nephew, and her friends children that she referred to as her minions! But she would have been a wonderful mother had she had the opportunity. Sarah had so much life ahead of her! And I miss her every day, as many do. I can only imagine the pain in the heart of her family and friends that willfully shunned her and caused her great pain. They believe they were doing what God wanted them to do. I do not blame them. Rather, I encourage them to be WILLING to ask questions and seek answers. Shunning someone you love does not feel good, because it isn't. Someone else is telling you to lose your natural affection for someone in order to blackmail them to come back on hands and knees for an offense that you are not allowed to know the details of. Don't be manipulated. Truth does not mind being questioned. A lie does not like being challenged. – Cameron The song that Cameron chose to represent Sarah's story is Far Behind by Candlebox. Support Cameron by leaving him a comment HERE Support the show by donating to the cause on our Patreon page, Patreon.com/shunned Are you struggling in some area of life? Feeling stuck? Need an accountability partner or some encouragement? Need to talk to someone that understands cult life? Reach out and let's talk. I have affordable programs to help as a certified life coach. Click HERE for more information. Want more resources? Go to my other website exjwHelp.com Join our Shunned Podcast Facebook group HERE Leave us a review on iTunes Find shunned podcast on Youtube, including new VIDcasts here. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. You can listen to the Shunned Podcast Spotify playlist here for all of the songs chosen by guests of the show. This podcast was made possible by my original podcast This JW Life. You can find it on any podcast app or on YouTube. It is a 9 part series about life as Jehovah's Witnesses designed to help you understand how it worked in one comprehensive story and to help you process your own if you came from that environment.

Morning and Evening with Charles Spurgeon

“And lay thy foundations with sapphires.” — Isaiah 54:11 Not only that which is seen of the church of God, but that which is unseen, is fair and precious. Foundations are out of sight, and so long as they are firm it is not expected that they should be valuable; but in Jehovah's work everything […]

The Living Waters Podcast
Ep. 22 - Good Works and the Gospel

The Living Waters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 34:19


Today, the hosts talk amongst themselves about a topic that brings with it many common misunderstandings: the topic of good works.  Some religious groups, such as Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, teach that good works are a means by which a person can try to earn salvation.  At the same time, it is all too common for Christians to embrace either legalism or antinomianism, placing either too much or not enough importance on good works.  Thinking well about good works as a Christian requires keeping two theological categories in mind: justification and sanctification.  When a person becomes a Christian, that person is declared “not guilty” before God once and for all; God saves the person monergistically, by grace through faith.  However, the person is saved into the process of sanctification, the synergistic process by which one grows to be more like Jesus.  As this process goes on, the Christian is able to do good works, and should be zealous to do so out of gratitude and a sense of the fittingness of doing good.  As branches on the Vine (Jesus!), Christians will naturally produce grapes (good works!), and they will be driven by the worthiness of God to do the good works He has prepared for them.These two categories of justification and sanctification must be linked, but not confused with one another.  Otherwise, we lose sight of the glorious truth of the gospel!  Not only that, but we lose a great tool in the work of evangelism.  After all, as the hosts' stories testify, Christians doing good works (especially not out of any need to earn something) has an effect on recipients.  It silences the foolish talk of evildoers, and even draws people to glorify God.Thanks for listening and see you next time!Links:Visit the Living Waters website to learn more.  

Core Christianity
How Do I Share the Gospel Without Being Obnoxious?

Core Christianity

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 25:01


Episode 858 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Should I concerned if my daughter becomes a Jehovah's Witness? 2. Is it possible to over-preach to someone? My sister is trying to share the faith with our parents and at times it comes across being too pushy. 3. What is the law of Christ? 4. How do I learn to be content like the Apostle Paul? 5. How do I share the gospel with my 6-year-old? Today's Offer 5 Reasons Christmas Is Not a Pagan Holiday Request our latest special offers here or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core. Resources Core Question – How Can I Share My Faith? Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God's Story by Dr. Michael Horton

The Reality Revolution Podcast
Neville Goddard The Knowledge Of God

The Reality Revolution Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 44:37


Here Neville awakes from a vision and explains what it means to know god. This morning when I woke my mind was simply crowded with a single thought: The knowledge of God. For I had gone to bed dwelling on these two thoughts, one from Paul's letters, his letter to the Corinthians, and one from the gospel of John. They parallel each other. And Paul said, “I could not address you as spiritual men, but as men of the flesh, as babes in Christ. So I fed you with milk, not solid food; for you could not take it” (1 Cor. 3:1). Then to the gospel of John in the 16th chapter we read the words, “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now” (verse 12). So with these thoughts in my mind, I slept, and coming back to the surface this morning the mind is crowded with the knowledge of God. Well, it's not the easiest thing in the world to tell and not the easiest thing in the world to accept, but if you are a good student of scripture, you can search it and you will see how true it is. I know from experience that it is true. You meet it first in the Book of Genesis, the 4th chapter, it begins, “And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain”…but that is not the completed thought. It is said that “Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain,” but the completed thought in that very first verse is that she did it with Jehovah.   Now the word “knew” is a euphemism for the marriage act, the creative act. We meet its parallel in the Book of Luke, and the angel said to her that she would have a child. Mary said to the angel, “How is this thing possible seeing that I know not a man?” (Luke 1:34). Well here, we meet the same word “know”…we speak of it as know or knew or foreknowledge, foreknew, the same word and the same definitions given to us in both the Greek and Hebrew dictionaries. So here we are told that the one who performed the act was Jehovah. Music by Mettaverse into the omniverse ➤ Listen to Mettaverse on Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/2KjGlL➤ Follow them on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2JW8BU2➤ Join them on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2G1j7G6➤ Support their Work at Patreon: http://bit.ly/2TXQhu3➤ Subscribe to their channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyvjffON2NoUvX5q_TgvVkw Alternate Universe Reality Activation  get full access to new meditations, new lectures, recordings from the reality con and the 90 day AURA meditation schedulehttps://realityrevolutionlive.com/aura45338118 BUY A COPY OF MY BOOKhttps://www.amazon.com/Reality-Revolution-Mind-Blowing-Movement-Hack/dp/154450618X/ Listen my book on audible https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Reality-Revolution-Audiobook/B087LV1R5V Prosperity Consciousness - https://youtu.be/kkMvngNKeDQ How to use breathing to change your life https://youtu.be/m4y71lnyV7A The Health Revolution – Becoming  Healthier through the power of your mind https://youtu.be/3UjSt3V8xso The Love Revolution: Using the Law of Attraction to find love… and your soulmate https://youtu.be/3-mhAfe2aO8 Finding Your Purpose - https://youtu.be/XJtZtmlWq9w Transform your health - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo9Ef3Qy_G9aduDHbkPbpKOb All my guided meditations in one place https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo_BfNnb5vLcwouInskcEhqL All my short meditations (you have 10 minutes) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo-Mc0SiXK8Ef0opJeahwgfM All my episodes about parallel realities - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo-1-dStwX7huyhcxpJPMrWi All My Neville Goddard Videos In One Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKv1KCSKwOo8kBZsJpp3xvkRwhbXuhg0M For all episodes of the Reality Revolution – https://www.therealityrevolution.com Subscribe to my Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgXHr5S3oF0qetPfqxJfSw #nevillegoddard #audiobooks #imagination #newthought #lawofattraction #totalhumanoptimization