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DOMNUL ESTE APROAPE- GBV

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Joi, 1 Noiembrie 2018

Ochii tăi să fie pe ogorul care se seceră și mergi pe urma lor.

N-am poruncit eu slujitorilor să nu te atingă? Și, dacă-ți

este sete, du-te la vase și bea din ce scot slujitorii.Rut 2.9

Tineri din Scriptură – Tinerii slujitori ai lui Boaz

Citim că Rut a fost îndemnată de Boaz să meargă la vase și să bea din ce aveau să scoată slujitorii (tinerii). În această scenă deosebit de frumoasă vedem că tinerii scoteau apă din fântână și o turnau în vase. Acești tineri slujitori sunt o imagine a celor care au primit de la Domnul darul de a prezenta Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu pentru înviorarea celor sfinți. Acest lucru s-a întâmplat chiar și literal în istoria Adunării. Apostolii erau aproape toți tineri atunci când Domnul i-a chemat. De asemenea, în timpul marilor treziri, oamenii care au jucat un rol important în aceste mișcări au fost în marea lor majoritate tineri.

Totuși, spiritual vorbind, vârsta naturală nu are importanță, iar tinerii slujitori de aici îi desemnează pe toți aceia care, indiferent de vârstă, fac eforturi pentru a înviora poporul lui Dumnezeu. Ei și-au dedicat viețile rugăciunii și slujirii Cuvântului (Fapte 6.4). Apostolul Ioan descrie ceea ce este caracteristic tinerilor: „V-am scris, tinerilor, pentru că sunteți tari, și Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu rămâne în voi, și l-ați învins pe cel rău“ (1 Ioan 2.14).

Boaz este stăpânul ogorului și îi distribuie pe tinerii săi în slujire așa cum dorește el. Ce imagine a Domnului nostru înălțat, care a dat oameni ca daruri pentru instruirea și echiparea sfinților (Efeseni 4.12)! Boaz le poruncește tinerilor să n-o înfrunte pe Rut și să n-o certe pentru că strângea spice în urma secerătorilor (versetele 9 și 15). Cât de grijulii și de atenți trebuie să fim atunci când slujim sfinților și când îngrijim de sufletele lor, pentru ca astfel să dăm o bună mărturie despre Stăpânul ogorului!DOMNUL ESTE APROAPE NOIEMBRIE (1)

 B Reynolds

SCRIPTURILE ÎN FIECARE ZI

Jean Koechlin -Volumul V

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1 NOIEMBRIE

Iacov 3.1-18

           După cum credinţa, dacă există, se manifestă în mod ne­cesar prin lucrări, tot aşa întinarea se exteriorizează, mai de­vreme sau mai târziu, prin cuvinte. Orice maşină cu aburi are o supapă prin care suprapresiunea răbufneşte irezistibil. Dacă lăsăm să crească această «presiune» fără s-o judecăm, ea se va trăda inevitabil prin cuvinte pe care nu le vom putea stă­pâni. Astfel Domnul ne face să constatăm necurăţia buzelor noastre (Isaia 6.5) şi ne arată sursa interioară: prisosul inimii (Matei 12.34; 15.19; Proverbe 10.20). Prin judecata de sine însă, ne invită să despărţim „ce este de preţ de ce este fără preţ”, pentru a fi precum gura Lui (Ieremia 15.19).

            Există înţelepciune şi înţelepciune. Cea de sus, ca ori­ce dar desăvârşit, coboară de la Tatăl luminilor (cap. 1.17). Trăsăturile ei ne vor face s-o recunoaştem: este mereu curată, fără voinţă proprie, activă în bine.

            Ar trebui să recitim aceste versete ori de câte ori suntem pe cale să ne întrebuinţăm rău limba: pentru ceartă, minciună (v. 14), vorbire de rău (cap. 4.11), lăudăroşenie (cap. 4.16), cârtire (cap. 5.9), jurăminte sau vorbe uşuratice (cap. 5.12; Efeseni 4.29; 5.4). Cu alte cuvinte, de cât de multe ori pe zi!SCRIPTURILE ÎN FIECARE ZI VOLUMUL V- NOIEMBRIE

CUVÂNTUL LUI DUMNEZEU PENTRU ASTĂZI

1 NOIEMBRIE_OFERĂ-I LUI DUMNEZEU PRIMELE TALE ROADE

„Cinstește pe Domnul… cu cele dintâi roade din tot venitul tău” (Proverbe 3:9)

Solomon scrie: „Cinstește pe Domnul cu averile tale, și cu cele dintâi roade din tot venitul tău: căci atunci grânarele îți vor fi pline de belșug, și teascurile tale vor geme de must.” (v. 9-10). Oamenii care au auzit aceste cuvinte se întrețineau din munca pământului și din turmele de care aveau grijă. La fiecare recoltă sau de fiecare dată când fătau animalele,  ei duceau la Templu primul snop sau vițelul întâi născut și le ofereau Domnului. Acestea se numeau „cele dintâi roade.” Astfel ei recunoșteau că „tot ce am vine de la Dumnezeu și îi aparține lui Dumnezeu. Si tot ce voi avea nevoie în viitor depinde de bunătatea lui Dumnezeu fața de mine.” Niciodată nu vei auzi un principiu de gestionare a banilor mai important decât acesta: dă-i lui Dumnezeu „cele dintâi roade”, nu resturile! Omul de afaceri Arthur DeMoss a fost un titan al credinței și un om caritabil care a donat milioane lucrării lui Dumnezeu și a lăsat în urma sa o fundație care să-i ducă mai departe moștenirea. Domnul DeMoss a spus că pentru a avea succes trebuie să-i oferi lui Dumnezeu primul cent din fiecare dolar, prima oră din fiecare zi si prima zi din fiecare săptămână. Poate întrebi: „Asta înseamnă că Dumnezeu nu mă iubește dacă nu dau zeciuială?” Nu! Tu nu poți face nimic pentru a câștiga dragostea lui Dumnezeu;  cu toate acestea, faptul că dai zeciuială ele bună voie demonstrează ascultarea și dragostea ta față de Dumnezeu.CUVÂNTULLUI DUMNEZEU PENTRU ASTAZI-NOIEMBRIE 2018

coordonatori Bob & Debby Gass

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SĂMÂNŢA BUNĂ

Joi, 1 Noiembrie 2018

„Nu te chinui ca să te îmbogățești, nu-ți pune priceperea în aceasta.

Abia  ți-ai aruncat ochii spre ea și nu mai este;căci bogăția își face aripi…“ Proverbe 23.4,5

Tunelul fără capăt

Aristoteles Onassis a fost un armator grec renumit, unul dintre cei mai bogați oameni ai timpului său. Fără îndoială, a fost invidiat de mulți. Dar ce i-a rămas din bogăție? În 15 martie 1975, Onassis a murit la 69 de ani în urma unei aprinderi la plămâni. El a rostit propoziția: „Cine afirmă că banii ar fi totul, acela dovedește că nu a avut niciodată bani!“ Pe patul de moarte i-a recunoscut unui prieten: „Am fost doar o mașină de bani. Mi-am petrecut viața într-un tunel de aur, cu privirea îndreptată spre ieșire unde am sperat deplină mulțumire și fericire. Dar tunelul nu ia sfârșit. Nimic nu-mi mai rămâne după moarte.“

Un tunel fără capăt! Intri în el – poate entuziasmat și plin de speranță – dar fără Dumnezeu. Cu cât mergi mai departe, cu atât devine mai întunecos. Cândva se observă că din tunel nu mai este nicio ieșire. Şi atunci? Trebuie să recunoști calea greșită, să te întorci cu 180 de grade, să recunoști înaintea lui Dumnezeu păcatele tale și să te întorci la El. Atunci îți apare lumina de la crucea de la Golgota, unde Isus Hristos a ispășit păcatele acelora care cred în El. Cine se întoarce așa la Dumnezeu, devine într-adevăr bogat, pentru că posedă acum bogății veșnice. Calea sa prin viață este rezumată în Proverbe 4.18: „Dar cărarea celor neprihăniți este ca lumina strălucitoare, a cărei strălucire merge mereu crescând până la miezSĂMÂNŢA BUNĂ NOIEMBRIE

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Do you live in “Hauntington”?

October 31, 2018  |  
town has changed its name to “Hauntington” at the urging of a seven-year-old.

Second grader Angelica Dee Cunningham wrote to the town council of Huntington, New York, suggesting that they make the switch for Halloween. To her surprise, they agreed.

Their decision may be a parable for our culture today.

Americans are not unique in celebrating Halloween. Romania has a Day of Dracula; Japan stages a giant parade; children in the Philippines go door to door to ask for prayers for those in Purgatory.

Nor do we devote more time and money to Halloween than other holidays. We will spend $9 billion this year on costumes, candy, and decorations. However, our Halloween spending pales in comparison to our spending on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, and Christmas.

Nonetheless, I believe Halloween may reveal more about American culture than any other holiday. Here’s why.

How many Americans will participate in Halloween?

“Halloween” is a contraction of “All Hallows’ Eve,” the evening before All Saints’ Day. Tomorrow, the Catholic Church will focus on the saints of the Church. This tradition began in AD 609 and encourages participants to remember and emulate the heroes of the faith.

Tonight, by contrast, the focus will be strikingly different. Fifteen million American adults will dress in costumes; witches are most popular, followed by vampires, zombies, and pirates. If your neighborhood is anything like mine, you’ve been haunted by ghosts, skeletons, and dragons for weeks.

Some 69 percent of Americans plan to participate in Halloween today. Since that is three times the percentage of Catholics in America, it is clear that far more people will observe Halloween than All Saints’ Day.

What two mistakes do we make about the devil?

My point transcends popularity, however. How much time do Americans really focus on being thankful at Thanksgiving? How much attention do we really give Jesus on Christmas Day?

By contrast, fascination with the figures of Halloween is clearly on the rise in America.

Witches made national headlines when they gathered to “hex” Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The US witch population has seen an “astronomical rise,” according to one report. Recent studies indicate that Wicca is now the fastest growing religion in America.

Satanism is growing in our culture as well. Satanist students at Clemson University recently held a “Bible torching” ceremony. A member of the so-called Satanic Temple was allowed to make an opening prayer to Lucifer at a local council meeting in Alaska.

C. S. Lewis: “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.”

What is the lure of the occult?

Dressing our children in innocuous costumes and taking them to the neighbors to collect candy is a fun tradition. Participating in occult practices, today or any other day of the year, is both sinful and perilous.

The lure of the occult is simple: power. It is another version of Satan’s first temptation: “You will be like God” (Genesis 3:5). Horoscopes and fortune-tellers promise the ability to predict and control the future. Occult rituals claim to offer an empowering connection with spiritual forces.

The explosion of fascination with astrology and the occult is not surprising. Researchers connect such interest directly to stress, noting that we search for comfort and coherence in times of chaos and confusion. And the power and pleasure offered by occult practitioners appeal to our existentialist, consumeristic culture.

But Satan is “a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44) who “disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). His resume is simple: he “comes only to steal and kill and destroy” (John 10:10). He wants to attack God but cannot (Revelation 12:9), so he attacks those God loves as “a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

All he offers costs far more than it pays. I’ve quoted many times the maxim, “Sin will always take you further than you wanted to go, keep you longer than you wanted to stay, and cost you more than you wanted to pay.” If you think you’re the exception, you’re being deceived.

That’s why God’s word forbids all occult practices (cf. Leviticus 19:3120:6Deuteronomy 18:10Isaiah 8:19Micah 2:5Revelation 21:8). And it’s why our Father calls us to “give no opportunity to the devil” (Ephesians 4:27).

What causes the devil to flee from us?

Let’s redeem Halloween by using today as an opportunity for ministry. In a time when it can be hard to know our neighbors, this is one day when they come to us. Pray about ways you can use this day to build relationships with them. A smile, a kind word, a “God bless you,” perhaps an introduction and conversation can build bridges for the gospel in months to come.

Let’s also use this day to remember that “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness” (Ephesians 6:12).

In this battle, we have two jobs: “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). When we submit to God, only then can we resist the devil. And only then will he flee from us.

Will Satan flee from you today?

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The popularity of Halloween is growing exponentially. Americans spend over $5 billion dollars annually on Halloween, making it the country’s second largest commercial holiday. In addition, a quarter of all annual candy sales occur during the Halloween season in the United States. What is it about Halloween that makes October 31 so popular? Perhaps it’s the mystery–or just the candy? Perhaps the excitement of a new costume? Whatever the draw, Halloween is here to stay. But what does the Bible say about it? Is Halloween wrong or evil? Are there any clues in the Bible as to whether a Christian should celebrate Halloween? What Does the Bible Say About Halloween? First of all, understand that Halloween is mostly a western custom and it has no direct reference in the Bible. However, there are Biblical principles that directly relate to the celebration of Halloween. Perhaps the best way to understand how Halloween relates to the Bible is to look at the meaning of Halloween and its history. Let’s look at what the Bible adds to this topic in Ephesians 5:11, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” This text is calling us to not only have no association with any type of dark activity BUT ALSO to shed light upon this topic to those around us. As stated earlier in this article, Halloween was not exposed by the church for what it was, but rather was incorporated into church holy days. Are Christians responding in the same way today? As you think about Halloween—its origins and what it stands for—would it be best to spend time dwelling upon its themes or to shed light upon what lies below the surface of this holiday’s celebration. God is calling humanity to follow Him and to “come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing” (2 Corinthians 6:17).

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If we look back at Ephesians 5:3-5 it will tell u what Paul was talking about there 

Ephesians 5:11 with the unfruitful works of darkness Refers to the illicit behavior Paul mentioned in Eph 5:3–5. Such actions are characteristic of sin and death. 

Ephesians 5:3–5 (KJV 1900): But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 

But if we just keep reading past that it talks about more what Paul trying to say.

Ephesians 5:6–10 (KJV 1900): Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

Oh just read the whole thing lol and let not take just one verse to get your point across

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Halloween…Light vs. Darkness~ ✟

“Jesus have come as Light into the World, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.” ~John 12:46 ✟

 

The whole world lies in darkness and wickedness but we put so much emphasis on certain days as though Christ’s declaration that He would build His Church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it has no effect on those days. 

2 Corinthians 4:3-7. 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Believers have been called to be light to a darkened world. 
A light shines no brighter by avoiding the darkness, any more than an army wins a victory by avoiding the enemy. 
It is time that believers took back the night.
The only way this is going to happen is if Believers in Christ Jesus take His Gospel to the enemy instead of “giving the night” to the devil. 

I for one refuse to give the enemy credit or victory for any day, and certainly not Halloween and Christmas or any other “special day”.

Do you think that Satanists, witches, atheists or other pagan worshipers cringe because “Christians” are more forceful or stronger against them on any special day?

When Paul went to Athens and come across the group of people that were “too superstitious” because they worshiped various gods, what did he do? 
He did not celebrate or worship with them. 
He did not go to other believers and tell them that the Athenians were evil and should be avoided. 
Nor did he leave. 
He used their own superstitions to “make known to them” the unknown God.
Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
Romans 13:12-14. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Ephesians 5:14-17. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

“Not called!’ did you say? Not heard the call,’ I think you should say.
Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father’s house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then look Christ in the face — whose mercy you have professed to obey — and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world.”― William Booth.

Romans 10:13-16. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

WHAT IF??? Verse 16 was in reference to the preachers (believers) that were sent but did not obey, and therefore did not go??
They did not go, so did not preach?
They did not preach so none heard and none believed?


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