Tuesday, May 24, 2022

STOP divining the FUTURE

 

Leviticus 19:31

King James Version

31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, 

neither seek after wizards, 

to be defiled by them: 

I am the Lord your God.


Before GOD made me born again, I had been reading TONS of books on new age.

Along the way, I encountered people who could do tarot readings.

Somehow, I never wanted to know my future that way.

Neither did I have my palm read.

I couldn't believe someone could divine my future for me.

As if they were privy to something I ought to know myself.

It wasn't pride, just an inner knowing.

After all, it was my life.

That's why I kept searching, night and day, for truth.

How could anyone know better, than the one walking it?

I'm glad I didn't succumb to such readings.

If anything, I advised one young man to get off such pursuits.

Of course, I wish I had been born again then.

That would have made ALL the difference in the world.

I would have been taught by SPIRIT.

I would have quoted from Scripture.

Sharing the WORD of GOD instead.

After a long period of search, and research, GOD took pity on me. 

He led me to BIBLE prophecy in 2019.

Now, I know the future, as the Bible reveals it to be.

ESPECIALLY the imminent future.

Divining the future, apart from Scripture, is an abomination to GOD.

Leviticus 19:31

King James Version

31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, 

neither seek after wizards, 

to be defiled by them: 

I am the Lord your God.


Deuteronomy 18:10-12

King James Version

10 There shall not be found among you any one 

that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, 

or that useth divination, 

or an observer of times, 

or an enchanter, 

or a witch.

11 Or a charmer, 

or a consulter with familiar spirits, 

or a wizard, 

or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: 

and because of these abominations 

the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.


As born again, I trust GOD alone.

He knows the end, from the beginning.

Scripture testifies of it.

Isaiah 46:9-10

King James Version

9 Remember the former things of old: 

for I am God, 

and there is none else; 

I am God, 

and there is none like me,

10 Declaring the end from the beginning, 

and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, 

My counsel shall stand, 

and I will do all my pleasure:


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Friday, May 20, 2022

SPIRITUAL discernment


 1 John 4:1

King James Version

4 Beloved, 

believe not every spirit, 

but try the spirits whether they are of God: 

because many false prophets 

are gone out into the world.


SPIRIT makes things easy.

He made Scripture easy for me to understand.

He guided me to write blogs, books, and hundreds of posts.

And all we talk about is SPIRIT.

How sure am I that I'm getting things right?

Pretend I'm having a conversation with self.

It's a game SPIRIT and I play all the time.

That's why we call it self-review.

Also, these are common questions people ask.

SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE answer it simply.


How do I know all these things?

Because the Bible told me so.


What makes me trust the Bible?

It is the WORD of GOD.


How do I know it's the WORD of GOD?

The HOLY SPIRIT told me so.


Who is the HOLY SPIRIT?

He is the THIRD PERSON in the TRIUNE GOD.


Who is the TRIUNE GOD?

He is GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON, GOD the HOLY SPIRIT.


That's all GOD?

Yup, that's ALL GOD.


How can I trust the HOLY SPIRIT?

I am born again.


So?

Being born again means you are instructed by SPIRIT.


What does He instruct you about?

EVERYTHING about GOD.


I want proof.

Here's proof:

John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of 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 again.


John 4:24

King James Version

24 God is a Spirit: 

and they that worship him 

must worship him in spirit and in truth.

 

John 14:26

King James Version

26 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 15:26

King James Version

26 But when the Comforter is come, 

whom I will send unto you from the Father, 

even the Spirit of truth, 

which proceedeth from the Father, 

he shall testify of me:


John 16:13

King James Version

13 Howbeit when he, 

the Spirit of truth, 

is come, 

he will guide you into all truth: 

for he shall not speak of himself; 

but whatsoever he shall hear, 

that shall he speak: 

and he will shew you things to come.


Acts 5:32

King James Version

32 And we are his witnesses of these things; 

and so is also the Holy Ghost, 

whom God hath given to them that obey him.


Romans 5:5

King James Version

5 And hope maketh not ashamed; 

because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts 

by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.


1 Corinthians 2:14

King James Version

14 But the natural man receiveth not 

the things of the Spirit of God: 

for they are foolishness unto him: 

neither can he know them, 

because they are spiritually discerned.


And more proof:

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The HOLY SPIRIT

SPIRIT of GOD

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

GOD's LOVE

 Jeremiah 31:3

King James Version

3 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, 

Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: 

therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.


Do we have an idea how much GOD loves us?

SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE will tell us how much.

Even as His love is immeasurable.

It is a love that is eternal.

Long-suffering, constant, consistent.

Something we can rely on.

Always.

Psalm 86:15

King James Version

15 But thou, 

O Lord, 

art a God full of compassion, 

and gracious, 

long suffering, 

and plenteous in mercy and truth.


Psalm 103:8

King James Version

8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, 

slow to anger, 

and plenteous in mercy.


John 3:16

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.


Romans 5:8

King James Version

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, 

in that, 

while we were yet sinners, 

Christ died for us.


Romans 8:35-39

King James Version

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? 

shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, 

or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, 

For thy sake we are killed all the day long; 

we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors 

through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, 

nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, 

nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, 

shall be able to separate us from the love of God, 

which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Galatians 2:20

King James Version

20 I am crucified with Christ: 

nevertheless I live; 

yet not I, 

but Christ liveth in me: 

and the life which I now live in the flesh I live 

by the faith of the Son of God, 

who loved me, 

and gave himself for me.


Ephesians 3:17-19

King James Version

17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; 

that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, 

and length, and depth, and height;

19 And to know the love of Christ, 

which passeth knowledge, 

that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.


2 Peter 3:9

King James Version

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise

as some men count slackness; 

but is longsuffering to us-ward, 

not willing that any should perish, 

but that all should come to repentance.


1 John 3:1

King James Version

3 Behold, 

what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, 

that we should be called the sons of God

therefore the world knoweth us not, 

because it knew him not.


1 John 4:10

King James Version

10 Herein is love, 

not that we loved God, 

but that he loved us, 

and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.


1 John 4:16

King James Version

16 And we have known and believed 

the love that God hath to us. 

God is love

and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, 

and God in him.


1 John 4:19

King James Version

19 We love him, 

because he first loved us.


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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

FAITHFUL ministers of CHRIST


 Ephesians 4:11-13

King James Version

11 And he gave some, apostles; 

and some, prophets; 

and some, evangelists; 

and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, 

for the work of the ministry, 

for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 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 fulness of Christ:


Are you a minister of the LORD?

Have you been called to serve the LORD?

Are you a believer?

Are you born again?

Have you a desire to spread the GOSPEL?

Does GOD matter, more than anything else, to you?

Then, you have been called into CHRIST's ministry.

If there are unfaithful churches, there are also faithful ones.

Here's how Scripture describes faithful ministers:

1 Corinthians 2:2

King James Version

2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, 

save Jesus Christ, 

and him crucified.


2 Corinthians 4:1

King James Version

4 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, 

as we have received mercy, 

we faint not;


2 Corinthians 4:2

King James Version

2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, 

not walking in craftiness, 

nor handling the word of God deceitfully; 

but by manifestation of the truth 

commending ourselves to every man's conscience 

in the sight of God.


2 Corinthians 4:5

King James Version

5 For we preach not ourselves, 

but Christ Jesus the Lord; 

and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.


2 Corinthians 4:6

King James Version

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.


2 Corinthians 4:7

King James Version

7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, 

that the excellency of the power may be of God, 

and not of us.


2 Corinthians 4:8

King James Version

8 We are troubled on every side, 

yet not distressed

we are perplexed, 

but not in despair;


2 Corinthians 4:9

King James Version

9 Persecuted, 

but not forsaken

cast down, 

but not destroyed;


2 Corinthians 4:10

King James Version

10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, 

that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.


2 Corinthians 4:11-12

King James Version

11 For we which live 

are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, 

that the life also of Jesus 

might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

12 So then death worketh in us, 

but life in you.


2 Corinthians 4:13-14

King James Version

13 We having the same spirit of faith, 

according as it is written

I believed, 

and therefore have I spoken; 

we also believe, 

and therefore speak;

14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus 

shall raise up us also by Jesus, 

and shall present us with you.


2 Corinthians 4:15-16

King James Version

15 For all things are for your sakes, 

that the abundant grace might 

through the thanksgiving of many 

redound to the glory of God.

16 For which cause we faint not; 

but though our outward man perish, 

yet the inward man is renewed day by day.


2 Corinthians 4:18

King James Version

18 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.


In SUMMARY:

1. We focus on the crucified JESUS.

2. We faint not.

3. We renounce dishonest things.

4. We do not walk in craftiness.

5. We handle the word of GOD truthfully.

6. We preach only JESUS.

7. We are your servants for JESUS' sake.

8. We give the knowledge of the GLORY of GOD, in the person of JESUS.

9. We are humble servants, focusing on GOD's power alone.

10. We are not distressed, nor in despair.

11. We are not forsaken, nor destroyed.

12. We focus on the LORD's death, that His life may be made manifest in our body.

13. We face death for JESUS' sake, that His life may be in you.

14. We have the same spirit of faith, knowing believers will be resurrected by GOD.

15. We minister for your sakes, for the GLORY of GOD.

16. We faint not, but are renewed day by day.

17. We look at things that are not seen, for they are eternal.


Serving the LORD is a calling.

That's why it's a ministry.

Do you have what it takes?


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Our ONLY REAL HOPE

 

Romans 15:4

King James Version

4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime 

were written for our learning, 

that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures 

might have hope.


What are your thoughts about the future?

What does the future hold?

Who shall we lean upon?

Who shall we listen to?

Who can we trust?

Scripture testifies our only hope is in CHRIST.

Romans 5:1-2

King James Version

5 Therefore being justified by faith, 

we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

2 By whom also we have access by faith 

into this grace wherein we stand, 

and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.


Zechariah 9:9

King James Version

9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion;

 shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: 

behold, thy King cometh unto thee: 

he is just, 

and having salvation; 

lowly, 

and riding upon an ass, 

and upon a colt the foal of an ass.


John 11:25

King James Version

25 Jesus said unto her, 

I am the resurrection, 

and the life: 

he that believeth in me, 

though he were dead, 

yet shall he live:


1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

King James Version

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:

17 Then we which are alive and remain 

shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, 

to meet the Lord in the air: 

and so shall we ever be with the Lord.


Revelation 21:1-4

King James Version

21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: 

for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; 

and there was no more sea.

2 And I John saw the holy city, 

new Jerusalem, 

coming down from God out of heaven, 

prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, 

Behold, 

the tabernacle of God is with men, 

and he will dwell with them, 

and they shall be his people, 

and God himself shall be with them, 

and be their God.

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; 

and there shall be no more death, 

neither sorrow, 

nor crying, 

neither shall there be any more pain: 

for the former things are passed away.


Be not afraid of the future.

TRUST in the LORD.

In belief, is hope.

And salvation.

Proverbs 3:5-6

King James Version

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 

and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, 

and he shall direct thy paths.


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Sunday, May 15, 2022

The UNFAITHFUL church

 

James 1:8

King James Version

8 A double minded man 

is unstable in all his ways.


Why must we be steady in CHRIST in these times?

What is to happen to us if we have not found our faith?

Is there really reason to be alarmed?

Yes, there is.

Here's how Scripture describes the UNFAITHFUL church.

James 1:6

King James Version

6 But let him ask in faith, 

nothing wavering. 

For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea 

driven with the wind and tossed.


Ephesians 4:14

King James Version

14 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;


1 Timothy 4:1-2

King James Version

4 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;


JESUS warns those with the "Jezebel spirit":

Revelation 2:18-24

King James Version

18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; 

These things saith the Son of God, 

who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, 

and his feet are like fine brass;

19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, 

and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; 

and the last to be more than the first.

20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, 

because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, 

which calleth herself a prophetess, 

to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, 

and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; 

and she repented not.

22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed,

 and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, 

except they repent of their deeds.

23 And I will kill her children with death; 

and all the churches shall know that I am he 

which searcheth the reins and hearts: 

and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

24 But unto you I say, 

and unto the rest in Thyatira, 

as many as have not this doctrine, 

and which have not known the depths of Satan

as they speak; 

I will put upon you none other burden.


It's time to make a stand.

Are you FOR, or against JESUS?

The double-minded man cannot receive anything of the LORD.

James 1:7

King James Version

7 For let not that man think 

that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.


The church must be steady. 

It's all preparation now.

We are in the last days.

Only JESUS can save us.

Ephesians 5:23

King James Version

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, 

even as Christ is the head of the church: 

and he is the saviour of the body.


There must be no division in the church.

1 Corinthians 12:25

King James Version

25 That there should be no schism in the body; 

but that the members should have the same care one for another.


For we are all members -- the BODY of CHRIST.

1 Corinthians 12:27

King James Version

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, 

and members in particular.


Our past, present, and future, has ALWAYS been with JESUS.

Ephesians 5:26-27

King James Version

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it 

with the washing of water by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, 

not having spot, 

or wrinkle, 

or any such thing; 

but that it should be holy 

and without blemish.


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Friday, May 13, 2022

WHAT makes GOD answer a PRAYER?

 

Matthew 6:8

King James Version

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: 

for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, 

before ye ask him.


Have you prayed for something you really want?

Has your prayer been answered?

If not, why do you think so?

What makes GOD answer a prayer?

Do you pray at all?

Is there a right way of praying?

Scripture will make it all simple here.

This is what makes GOD answer a prayer:

1 John 5:14

King James Version

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, 

that, if we ask any thing according to his will, 

he heareth us:


You see, that's the SECRET.

Whatever we ask for, must be done ACCORDING to the Father's will.

JESUS did teach us how and what to pray:

Luke 11:2

King James Version

2 And he said unto them, 

When ye pray, say, 

Our Father which art in heaven, 

Hallowed be thy name. 

Thy kingdom come. 

Thy will be done, 

as in heaven, 

so in earth.


Just so you know, the WILL of the FATHER is not aligned with the desires of the world.

1 John 2:15

King James Version

15 Love not the world, 

neither the things that are in the world. 

If any man love the world, 

the love of the Father is not in him.


1 John 2:16

King James Version

16 For all that is in the world, 

the lust of the flesh, 

and the lust of the eyes, 

and the pride of life, 

is not of the Father, 

but is of the world.


Romans 12:2

King James Version

2 And be not conformed to this world: 

but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, 

that ye may prove what is that good, 

and acceptable, 

and perfect, 

will of God.


Our only safety, and security, is in aligning with GOD.

1 John 2:17

King James Version

17 And the world passeth away, 

and the lust thereof: 

but he that doeth the will of God 

abideth for ever.


It is really very easy to know the WILL of GOD.

For everything is in Scripture.

Everything has been explained by JESUS.

Everything has been given the prophets.

But man continues to rebel.

Once GOD's SPIRIT is in you, as born again, your delight will be in obeying GOD, serving Him, and others.

Everything becomes clear, pure, and simple.

Everything will pass away, but the WORD of GOD.

As such, we are to honor Scripture.

It's time we did.


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Monday, May 9, 2022

WHEN did LIFE begin?

 

Titus 3:9

King James Version

9 But avoid foolish questions, 

and genealogies, 

and contentions, 

and strivings about the law; 

for they are unprofitable and vain.


Science, philosophy, and theology will not give you the answers you seek.

Anything that creates an intellectual system, using pure cerebral power, cannot give you the answers you DEARLY long for.

And I promise you, you will go around in circles.

All because you refuse to acknowledge GOD's TRUTH.

I get ALL my ANSWERS from the BIBLE.

I get ALL my PROMPTS from SPIRIT.

And all because I don't have cerebral power.

I don't approach life questions, from a point of intellect.

I rely on HEART power.

A heart that's totally open to GOD.

A heart that GOD knows by heart.

A heart that looks to GOD for ALL the answers.

A heart that loves JESUS with all my heart.

A heart that prays to JESUS for the answers.

A heart that loves OBEYING the LAWS of GOD.

A heart that concerns myself with the WILL of GOD.

Prior to this post, SPIRIT and I wrote an article about the ABORTION issue.

ROE versus WADE.

We also promised to write a more in-depth article about that here.

So, the question science, philosophy, theology, and the courts mull over is,

 "WHEN did LIFE begin?"


I could not believe people don't know.

I could not believe people have such a hard time knowing the answer.

It's really all so very simple.

Let SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE tell us:

Jeremiah 1:5

King James Version

5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; 

and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, 

and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.


That verse, alone, revealed many things already.

That:

1. GOD formed us in the belly.

2. He knew us BEFORE He even formed us in the belly.

3. He sanctified us, BEFORE we came out of the womb.

4. He ordained Jeremiah to be a prophet.


ALL LIFE started with GOD.

Yeah, but GOD's talking about prophet Jeremiah, you'd say.

Yeah, but SCRIPTURE said, God DOESN'T play favorites.

He loves us all.

John 3:16

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.


It's not just earthly life we are being offered.

We are being offered ETERNAL LIFE with JESUS.

If we can't even get past WHO created us, and HOW we were created, how can we even claim eternal life?

And in case you're wondering WHEN creation began, and if it's all big bang, SCRIPTURE answers that, too:

Genesis 1:1-3

King James Version

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2 And the earth was without form, and void; 

and darkness was upon the face of the deep

And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3 And God said, 

Let there be light: 

and there was light.


Genesis 2:7

King James Version

7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, 

and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; 

and man became a living soul.


Psalm 139:15-16

King James Version

15 My substance was not hid from thee, 

when I was made in secret, 

and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

16 Thine eyes did see my substance, 

yet being unperfect; 

and in thy book all my members were written, 

which in continuance were fashioned, 

when as yet there was none of them.


John 1:1-4

King James Version

1 In the beginning was the Word, 

and the Word was with God, 

and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; 

and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; 

and the life was the light of men.


Let us REMEMBER GOD.

Let us HONOR our CREATOR.

Stop all that intellectual nonsense.

It's all ego.

It's all vanity.

We need a heart approach.

Not a hard approach.


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STOP divining the FUTURE

  Leviticus 19:31 King James Version 31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits,  neither seek after wizards,  to be defiled by them:  I ...