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May 24, 2013
Memory and the Holy Spirit

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26)

 John wrote his detailed discourses of Jesus (almost half of the verses in John’s gospel consist of His words) approximately fifty years after Christ spoke them, yet John was able to report them verbatim because of the supernatural memory of them brought back by the Holy Spirit. The same must have been true for the other biblical writers as they recalled words and events of years before.

 

In a real, though different, sense, the Holy Spirit also can “bring to our remembrance” the words of Scriptures just when they are especially needed in witnessing or for personal guidance or some other need. This will only be operational, of course, if they have first been stored in our memory, either by direct memorization or by such frequent reading and studying of the Bible as to make it a part of our subconscious memory.

 

Recall how the unlearned fisherman Peter was able to quote long passages of Scripture when he needed them (see, for example, Acts 2:16-21, 25-28, 34-35). He had apparently spent much time in studying and even memorizing key portions of the Old Testament. Jesus, of course, frequently quoted Scripture in His conversations, and Paul quoted Scripture abundantly in his epistles. Should we not do the same?

 

Scripture memorization has been a great blessing to many Christians over the years but seems to have become almost a lost art in this day and age. Nevertheless, Christ has promised answered prayer: “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you” (John 15:7). So, as Paul urged, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly” (Colossians 3:16). HMM

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The Gospel of Peace

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” (Isaiah 52:7) More…

The Opened Heavens

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God’s Sovereignty

“And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?” (Exodus 4:11) More...

On All the Heathen

“For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.” (Obadiah 15) More…

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The Only Way

November 19, 2012

 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

 This is surely one of the best-known, best-loved, most important, clearest, yet most profound verses in the Bible. There is no other way to come to God except through Christ, no other truth than that which is founded and centered on Christ, and no other eternal life except the life of Christ imparted to the believer–through faith in Christ.

 All who teach otherwise are “thieves and robbers” of the soul, for Jesus said, “I am the door” (John 10:8-9). There is no other door to heaven and no other Shepherd of the sheep. He is the only “light of the world” (John 8:12) to illumine a world otherwise blackened by sin, “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” (2 Corinthians 4:6).

 He is “that bread of life . . . the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever” (John 6:48, 51), and there is no other such lifesustaining eternal food for the hungry soul.

 Likewise, He is the “living water.” “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink” (John 7:37-38). No other water satisfies. He is also the one “true vine” in whom we must abide for fruit-producing life. He said, “for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:1, 5).

The Scriptures have made it abundantly plain that there is “none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

 There is no other way; the Lord Jesus Christ is the allsufficient way, and the perfect way, to God. It is not that He shows the way; He is the way, and all who want to come, can come to God through Him. HMM

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Forgive or else!

Jesus taught His followers to include forgiveness in their daily prayers. Along with the request for daily bread, they should pray:

“Forgive us the wrong we have done, as we have forgiven those who have wronged us” (Matthew 6:12 N.E.B.).

Recognizing the brokenness of our world, Jesus taught his followers to anticipate two daily needs:

1. The need to receive forgiveness

2. The need to offer forgiveness.

Jesus knew there would be occasions (daily) when they would sin against God (and need to receive His forgiveness) and occasions when they would be sinned against (and need to offer forgiveness).

If we ignore either one of these needs, the results are personally and relationally destructive. A failure to receive forgiveness results in unresolved guilt. A failure to offer forgiveness results in unresolved anger. Unresolved guilt and unresolved anger are physically, emotionally, and spiritually debilitating. They also easily multiply into other sins because they alienate us from God and other people (Hebrews 12:15).

Forgiving others and God’s forgiveness of your sins

After presenting His guide for daily prayer, Jesus had more to say about forgiveness. Perhaps he sensed a need for additional clarity about just how important forgiveness is to God. Jesus warned, “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:14-15).

Forgive, or else!

Does this strike you as a “Forgive, or else…” kind of warning? It certainly qualifies as one of the hard sayings of Jesus. “How can this be?” we ask. Is Jesus teaching that there is a conditional relationship between the forgiveness that we offer to others and the forgiveness we receive from God? Is he saying that God will withhold forgiveness from us if we refuse to forgive others? Yes. This much is clear. In another place, Jesus said, “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins” (Mark 11:25).

Quid pro quo

What do you find confusing about  a conditional relationship between your act of forgiving and God’s forgiveness of your sins? Does it appear to teach that we earn or merit God’s forgiveness by forgiving others? Does it contradict a gospel of grace? Is there a quid pro qo arrangement (a favor for a favor) in the gospel? I thought our salvation was based on God’s unmerited favor in Jesus Christ. What Jesus teaches appears to be a works based approach to God.

Don’t confuse the order in the gospel:

The key to resolving what feels like a tension to us is to understand what we receive in the gospel of God’s grace and to keep first things first. In the order of the gospel, forgiveness of our sins is so great that God expects forgiven people to forgive others (See: Matthew 18:23-32; Ephesians 4:31-32; Colossians 3:13). God’s forgiveness of our sins then is the basis for our forgiveness of others. So it would look like this: Since God has so graciously forgiven your sins by lovingly bearing the just penalty of them at the cross (II Corinthians 5:18-21), He expects you to forgive as He forgave you. If, in daily experience, as a forgiven disciple of Christ, you refuse to forgive those who sin against you, don’t come talking to God about your need for His forgiveness. This is the order of the gospel.

The Apostle Paul had this order in mind when he wrote: “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:31-32, NLT).

Anger, bitterness……idolatry

We must not gloss over the urgent warning from our Lord in Matthew 6:14-15. The spiritual consequences of withholding forgiveness are significant. In fact, this may be one of the primary reasons why many followers of Christ are not experiencing the joy and fulness of life in Christ. A little root of bitterness is personally troubling and poisonously infectious. When we’ve been hurt we become vulnerable to anger and angry people are vulnerable to bitterness. Anger gains full hold when it turns into bitterness and bitter people are difficult to help. God pictured anger as a vicious animal looking to pounce its’ prey (Genesis 4:6-7).  We must deal with our anger before it becomes bitterness (see: Hebrews 12:15; Ephesians 4:26-27). When bitterness is a fully entrenched condition of the heart, it is more difficult to dislodge.  Bitterness for many people has become a form of idolatry that rules their hearts in place of God. To gain freedom, we must see bitterness as a protective mechanism used to guard our cherished resentments and we must confess it as idolatry.

A bad attitude toward God?

Sometimes the resentments we hold have a subtle line directed at God. After all, God could have changed things but evidently chose not to! But those who stay connected to the Christian community typically conceal their attitude toward God behind a veneer of expected Christian gregariousness. I encounter this often when I travel and teach on forgiveness themes. I am usually approached with general questions about “why God would allow…?” Then, as I probe, I find out that the issue is more personal. We must not take lightly the dangers of allowing our hearts to become resentful toward God. The father in the book of Proverbs warned his son about the danger of a bad attitude toward God. ”My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves” (Proverbs 3:11-12). The father wisely offered advanced notice to his son that life will not always turn out the way you think it should. The father had already told his son to trust God with all of his heart and acknowledge God in all of his ways (proverbs 3:5-6). But when trials and hardships come, and one feels helpless to change his circumstances, God becomes an easy target of a resentful heart. Many centuries later the writer of the New Testament book of Hebrews treated this father’s advice as God’s enduring word to first century believers (see Hebrews 12:1-15). They too stood in danger of misunderstanding their hardships (i. e. hostile treatment from sinful men) and becoming resentful and bitter toward God.

The point:

The teaching of Jesus is a firm reminder that an unforgiving heart contradicts the gospel and disrupts spiritual progress (Philippians 2:12-13). The way out of unforgiveness, resentment and anger is to meditate continuously on the greatness of God’s forgiveness of your sins— on the gospel of grace).

Reflect on these great words:

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” “…if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world” (I John 1:9;2:1-2)

“Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit” (Psalm 32:1-2).

“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust” (Psalm 103:8-14).

Note: Don’t confuse forgiveness and reconciliation. Some people struggle to forgive because they think forgiveness always means immediate restoration to an offender. It does not.

Reblogged from Wisdomforlife

http://thinkpoint.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/forgive-or-else/

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Living by grace when hurt by others

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When we struggle to forgive those who hurt us, we’re encouraged to remember how great God’s forgiveness is for us. Jesus warned that God expects forgiven people to forgive. But what Jesus said about refusing to forgive might feel more than a little disconcerting for those struggling to forgive. Jesus added a warning that those who refuse to forgive should not expect to receive forgiveness from their Heavenly Father.

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:14-15).

 Is it easier to see ourselves as candidates for God’s forgiveness than to see our offenders as deserving of our forgiveness? This is exactly what Jesus confronted and reversed in his parable of the unmerciful servant in Matthew 18:21-35. Read it.

We all have a tendency to provide larger margins of moral allowance for ourselves (and for those we love as extensions of ourselves) than for others. This is the problem of having clear vision for the splinters in the eyes of others and blindness about the logs in our own eyes (Matthew 7:1-6).

Yet when badly hurt by others, we don’t hit a forgiveness switch and move on. The sting of pain can linger for a long time depending upon the depth of the hurt. We need to hear reminders about how great God’s grace and forgiveness is toward us — but applying them is sometimes more challenging. Listen again to these words calling us to the radical love of our Heavenly Father.

“But love your enemies, do good to them… Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:35-36).

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God (Ephesians 4:32-5:2). 

One of the most powerful examples of forgiveness is found in the life of the OT character, Joseph. Here is a man who was sold as a slave by his envious brothers. Years later, when he had the power and authority to get revenge, Joseph made telling confessions that unlocked the secret to forgiveness. 

Joseph said to his brothers, “You intended to harm me but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives” (Genesis 50:20). Here Joseph confessed that God (not his offenders) is Lord of his circumstances. His brothers were clearly responsible for their evil deeds (and he did not deny nor minimize this truth). Yet he recognized that God sovereign ruled over their evil actions even though their evil actions did not conform to God’s moral will (see Acts 2:22-24; 4:27-28).

Life happens between two intentions: “You intended….” (horizontal) “but God intended….” (vertical).  Joseph learned to trace the hand (and presence) of God through the painful twists of a life that seemed to be controlled by the evil intentions of others. Connect the horizontal to the vertical or you’ll lose perspective quickly. The same is true of the temporal and eternal (II Corinthians 4:16-18). 

Extending forgiveness is far more difficult for those who do not often celebrate their own forgiveness and for those who cannot confess that God is Lord of their circumstances, not their offenders (Relate: Hebrews 12:7).

God, we need your help to live by grace when hurt by others. Help us to get perspective — to see as you see. Please draw our hearts into deep contemplation and exclamatory celebration of your grace and forgiveness.

Steve Cornell

Reblogged from Wisdomforlife http://thinkpoint.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/living-by-grace-when-hurt-by-others/

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CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION

JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY. FROM JACK VAN IMPES SHOW MON JULY 21,2008

Is there mass confusion amoung fifty-seven percent of the Evangelicals today? Why?

Is New Age Spiritism the rage of the age?

Is the Lord Jesus Christ the only pathway to eternal life?

NOT ALL PATHS LEAD TO HEAVEN LIKE 57% OF EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS BELIEVE.

Jack says i’m not going to be Politically correct, i’m going to be Biblically direct. I’m going to be dogmatic, because I stand on the Word of God and i’m affraid that our Churches aren:t preaching the true Word of God and thats why 57% of Christian Evangelicals do not believe that JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY. Thats Abomnable and you will here why!

Jacks not the only Preacher that feels this way. More than 30 years ago, Dr Vance Havner, in his book PLAYING MARBLES WITH DIAMONDS offered the following insight: The Devil is not fighting Religion; he is too smart for that. He is producing a counterfeit Christianity so much like the real one that good Christians are affraid to speak out against it. We are plainly told in the scriptures that in the last days men will not endure sound doctrine and will depart from the true (faith) and heap to themselves teachers to tickle their ears. We live in an epidemic of this itch, and popular preachers have developed ear-tickling to a fine art. Today, the angle is to avoid NEGATIVE preaching and accentuate only the possitive.

Headlines New findings about US religious life. 57% of Evangelicals believe there is more than one way to get to Heaven.Churches work on their Message. Welcoming non-believers, while telling ONE TRUE PATH.

In a wall street Journal story it says: In the Protestant community, traditionlists object about the new wave of seeker-friendly Churches: the permissive dress code – not only Jeans, but shorts and flip-flops are often OK. The MESSAGES (never Sermons) are jazzed up with video clips and hard-rocking nine-piece praise bands. The starbucks cart often sits in the lobby (and worshippers can take their nonfat lattes into the pews). Their biggest concern, however, is with the Spiritual teachings. The sermons tend to be buoyant, hip and dedicated to self-help themes, rather than Theology.

I’m sick of this modern day Christianty. I’ve been in this work for almost 60 years and i’ll tell ya it never used to be this way. Gods people were sincere. How can 57% , thats almost 6 out of every 10 in Evangelical Churches, not liberal churches, Evangelical, not know enough about the BIBLE to think that theres others ways to Heaven besides JESUS.

You know why they love these Churches and filled with great crowds, because men will love pleasure more than be lovers of God, 1 Timothy 3:5.

You may not like what I say today, but GOD will love what I say because i’m quoting his WORDS. No interpretation neccesary.

WARN THE PEOPLE  

EZEKIEL 33:3
3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

ACTS 20:30-31
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

57% of the Evangelicals no longer believe many of the truths. 35% don’t belive in the resurrection. You can’t get to Heaven, then.

50% say we can get to heaven threw good works.

Titus 3:5
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

What really bothers me is when they say that theres other ways to heaven. You don’t know your BIBLE. I wrote a book called GREAT SALVATION TEAMS, 400 times IT SAYS JESUS, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY, NO OTHER WAY.

JOHN 3:36
36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

JOHN 4:13-14
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

JOHN 5:39-40
39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

JOHN 6:47
47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

JOHN 8:12
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

JOHN 10:9
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

JOHN 14:6
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

JOHN 20:30-31
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

ACTS 4:12
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-4
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

GALATIONS 3:26
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE CHRIST JESUS, YOUR NOT HIS CHILD, YOUR NOT HIS SON, YOUR NOT HIS DAUGHTER, YOU’LL NOT BE IN HEAVEN. I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU EVANGELICALS ARE SAYING. LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GOD. LETS GO ON

EPHESIANS 1:7
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

PHILIPPIANS 2:10-11
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in 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.

SOME DAY YOU WILL HAVE TO BOW YOUR KNEE TO HIM (JESUS) AND ONLY TO HIM.

1 THESSALONIANS 4:16
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

IF YOUR NOT IN CHRIST YOUR NOT GOING UP AT THE RAPTURE.

1 TIMOTHY 1:15
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

1 TIMOTHY 2:5-6
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

1 PETER 2:24
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

1 JOHN 5:11-13
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

I’M AFRAID THAT 57% OF THE EVANGELICALS ARE NOT GOING TO SEE GOD AT THE END OF THE ROAD, BECAUSE YOU GOT THE WRONG TEACHING. AND ALOT OF YOU ARE FOLLOWING OPRAH WINFREY INSTEAD OF THE WORD OF GOD, FOR SHE STARTED ALOT OF THIS NON-SENSE.

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT EVANGELICAL, CATHOLIC, THE ORTHDOX, AND BLACK CHURCHES BELIEVE THERES OTHER PATHS TO HEAVEN. THESE ALL NEED TEACHING, ONE WAY TO HEAVEN AND ONLY ONE WAY.

LUKE 18:8
8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

I’LL TELL YA, WERE IN TROUBLE.

NEW AGE OCCULT PRACTICES

HEADLINES: CULTURAL AGENDA IS SET BY OPRAH – NOT RELIGIOUS LEADERS.
SIGNS OF DISSATIFACTION IN OPRAH LAND. BECAUSE OF HER NEW AGE TEACHING.
OPRAH’S STRANGE NEW GOSPEL.
LEARN TO DISCERN.
WORLD IS OPRAH’S CLASSROOM
AN OLD DECEPTION
TOLLE OPRAH’S NEW AGE GURU SAYS : WE HUMANS ARE GOD. (WHAT NON-SENSE MY ADD).
JOHN RANDOLF PRICE SAY I’M GOD, BE ME.

JACK ITS SO SAD THAY THEY ARE SAYING THIS SAYS REXELLA.

JACK SAYS HE ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THIS NEW AGE MOVEMENT. IF YOU READ THIS GARBAGE, ITS CONSTANTLY MAKING HUMANS INTO GODS. IN THE 4TH HOUR OF THE FILTH SHOW, OPRAH SAYS I AM, I AM THAT I AM AND THATS ALL THAT I AM. THE SAME LAGUAGE ABOUT BEING A GOD.
SHIRLEY MACLEAN IN A MOVIE SAID, I AM GOD. AND THEN THERE WAS J.Z KNIGHT (WITH HER NEW AGE SPIRIT) RAMTHA OVER HER, SHIRLEY MACLEAN HAS HER SO CALLED SPIRIT GUIDE (LAZARUS). ITS A OCCULTIC SPIRIT WORLD.

1 TIMOTHY 4:1-2
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

NEW AGE SPIRITS AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS, THATS WHATS GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

these 3 at one time Loved JESUS, Shirley MacLean, J.Z Knight and Oprah, but left the true faith for the NEW AGE MOVEMENT. And it was Oprah who said there are many ways to Heaven.

WHAT IS THE GOSPEL

1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-4
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

1-CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS
2-HE (CHRIST) WAS BURIED
3-HE (CHRIST) ROSE AGAIN THE 3RD DAY.

NOW THIS IS THE TRUE GOSPEL MESSAGE.

NOW LETS LOOK AT GALATIONS 1:8
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you,(DEATH,BURIAL,RESURRECTION) let him be accursed.

LOOK UP ACCURSED AND ANATHAMA IN THE WEBSTERS DICTIONARY. IT MEANS DOOMED, DAMNED TO ETERNAL FIRE FOREVER. IT MEANS TO BE ETERNALLY LOST. WHY? BECAUSE THEY PREACH ANOTHER GOSPEL, ANOTHER WAY. BE CAREFUL ALL YOU EVANGELICALS WHAT YOU BELIEVE. AND GET INTO A CHURCH WERE YOUR MINISTER WILL TEACH THE GOSPEL THE TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD.

FOR SURE JACK. NOW THE FIRST ONE TO SAY I’M GOD, I’M GONNA BE GOD, WAS SATAN. AND GOD THREW HIM RIGHT OUTTA HEAVEN, HE USED TO BE AN ANGEL. GOD SAID NO YOUR NOT ME, I AM GOD RIGHT JACK.

Let me say something. WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT? Because I AM THAT I AM IS GOD THE FATHERS NAME IN EXOD 3:14.

EXODUS 3:14
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

AND I AM THAT I AM IS THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN JOHN 8:56,58

JOHN 8:56-59
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

IN FACT THE JEWS WERE GOING TO STONE JESUS FOR USING THAT BECAUSE HE WAS MAKING HIMSELF EQUAL WITH GOD. BECAUSE GOD SAID THAT IN EXODUS 3:14. HERE ARE ALL THESE NEW AGERS, I AM GOD. BUNK! COMES DIRECTLY FROM SATAN.

MATTHEW 24:4-5 (MY ADD)
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

MARK 13:5-6 (MY ADD)
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

HEADLINES Love , not doctrine – shapes a Christian life.
Re-digging the wells of doctrinal purity.
Americans’ faiths lose some grip, study finds.
Most open to other religous interpretations.
What should the Church be doing?

SHOULD WE BE TELLING THE PEOPLE IN OUR CHURCHES HOW TO FEEL GOOD. OR HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN, THAT WILL MAKE THEM FEEL GOOD. RIGHT JACK!

REXELLA, ECKHART TOLLE AND HIS BOOK A NEW EARTH. BLASPHEMES THE WORD OF GOD, HE SAYS ITS WRONG DOCTRINALLY, ITS FULL OF ERRORS. I WONDER WERE HE GOT HIS SEMINARY DEGREE?

JACK SAYS I HAVE NEVER FOUND THOSE MISTAKES. AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY THERE WAS A MOVEMENT CALLED FUNDAMENTALIST. IT WASN’t WHAT YOU THINK TODAY IT IS. IT WAS A GROUP OF MEN FROM ALL DENOMINATIONS WHO SAID IF YOU BELIEVE THESE 5 FUNDAMENTALS YOU ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST.

1-CHRIST WAS GOD FROM ALL ETERNITY

JOHN 1:1,14
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, (JESUS) and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

MICAH 5:2
2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

1 TIMOTHY 3:16
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

2-HE WAS BORN OF A VIRGIN

ISAIAH 7:14
14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

MATTHEW 1:23-25
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

3-THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION

EPHESIANS 1:7
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

PHILIPPIANS 2:10-11
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in 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.

4-THAT JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD BODILY

ROMANS 10:9
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

5-THAT JESUS IS COMING AGAIN

MATTHEW 24:27
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

ZECHARIAH 14:4
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

REVELATION 19:11-16
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

NOW THAT IS CRYSTALOGICAL DOCTRINE. THE NEW AGERS QUOTE A FEW SCRIPTURES TO FOOL PEOPLE. SATAN COMES AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.

2 CORINTHIANS 11:14
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

SATAN COMES AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT AND HE QUOTED SCRIPTURE TO ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN.

GENESIS 3:1-6
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

AND SATAN EVEN QUOTES SCRIPTURES TO JESUS AT THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIRURATION WHEN HE WAS BEING TEMPTED. SATAN QUOTED THE BIBLE TO JESUS, IMAGINE.

MATTHEW 4:1-11
1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

WE NEED TO PREACH DOCTRINE. WHY DID GOD WRITE THIS BOOK?

2 TIMOTHY 4:2
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

WHATS GOING ON TODAY.

1 TIMOTHY 4:1
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

WERE SUPPOSE TO PREACH THE TRUE WORD.

2 TIMOTHY 4:2-4
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

ROMANS 16:17
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

AVOID THEM, GET OUT OF THEIR CHURCHES.

2 JOHN 1:7-9
7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

ONE LAST THOUGHT IS THERE ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN?

1 JOHN 5:12
12 He that hath the Son (CHRIST) hath life; and he that hath not the Son (CHRIST) of God hath not life.(ETERNALLY)

PRAYER

LORD, JESUS, YOUR THE WAY, YOUR THE TRUTH, YOUR THE LIFE. I’VE BEEN MISLEAD, I’M SORRY. LORD JESUS, YOUR FATHER SENT YOU TO BE THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD. AND THERES NO OTHER WAY. I’VE MISSED IT. TODAY JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU FOR MY ETERNAL SALVATION. COME INTO MY HEART, NOW, WASH ME, CLEANSE ME, SAVE ME, THROUGH YOUR PRECIOUS SHED BLOOD. I PRAY THIS JESUS IN YOUR HOLY NAME, AMEN AND AMEN.

# posted by STAN L @ Tuesday, July 22, 2008

http://israndjer.blogspot.com/2008/07/christ-is-only-way-to-salvation.html

 

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Major Daniel Webster Whittle (1840-1901) was an American evangelist, Bible teacher and hymn writer. Through the influence of D. L. Moody, he entered full-time evangelism.  This is one of his many hymns…

Going forth at Christ’s command,
Going forth to every land;
Full salvation making known,
Through the blood of God’s dear Son.

Serving God through all our days,
Toiling not for purse or praise;
But to magnify His name,
While the gospel we proclaim.

Seeking only souls to win,
From the deadly power of sin;
We would guide their steps aright,
Out of darkness into light.

“Saved to serve!” the watchword ring,
“Saved to serve,” our glorious King;
Tell the story o’er and o’er,
“Saved to serve” forever more.

Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!

I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

There is only ONE statement made by our Lord Jesus Christ that is recorded in all four Gospels:

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.  For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”  Matthew 16: 24-25

“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.”  Mark 8:35

“And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.”  Luke 14:27

“He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.  If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.”  John 12: 25-26

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The Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:16  “For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!”

It’s my prayer, that each new day is one in which we offer ourselves as servants to our  Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ!  Our life does not belong to us… it is HIS!

August 23, 2012 by alwayzhis  at http://learning2bestill.com/2012/08/23/saved-to-serve/#respond

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