Month: June 2017

Sin & Judgment: Spiritual 911 (Diana Perkovich)

Sin & Judgment: Spiritual 911 (Diana Perkovich)

SIN/JUDGMENT —- SPIRITUAL 911

Romans 3:23 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Hebrews 9:27 and as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

John 1:29 29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

1 John 5:12 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

John17:12 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

Ask Jesus to save you! Time is short! (Diana Perkovich)

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Scripture: The Lord’s Triumph And Reign (JC Southwest)

Scripture: The Lord’s Triumph And Reign (JC Southwest)

The Lord’s Triumph And Reign

by jcsouthwest

Zechariah 14

A day of the Lord is coming when your plunder will be divided in your presence.

2 I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle. The city will be captured, the houses looted, and the women raped. Half the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be removed from the city.

3 Then the Lord will go out to fight against those nations as He fights on a day of battle.

4 On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. The Mount of Olives will be split in half from east to west, forming a huge valley, so that half the mountain will move to the north and half to the south.

5 You will flee by My mountain valley, for the valley of the mountains will extend to Azal. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come and all the holy ones with Him.

6 On that day there will be no light; the sunlight and moonlight will diminish.

7 It will be a day known only to Yahweh, without day or night, but there will be light at evening.

8 On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea, in summer and winter alike.

9 On that day Yahweh will become King over all the earth—Yahweh alone, and His name alone.

10 All the land from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem will be changed into a plain. But Jerusalem will be raised up and will remain on its site from the Benjamin Gate to the place of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses.

11 People will live there, and never again will there be a curse of complete destruction. So Jerusalem will dwell in security.

12 This will be the plague the Lord strikes all the peoples with, who have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.

13 On that day a great panic from the Lord will be among them, so that each will seize the hand of another, and the hand of one will rise against the other.

14 Judah will also fight at Jerusalem, and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected: gold, silver, and clothing in great abundance.

15 The same plague as the previous one will strike the horses, mules, camels, donkeys, and all the animals that are in those camps.

16 Then all the survivors from the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, and to celebrate the Festival of Booths.

17 Should any of the families of the earth not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, rain will not fall on them.

18 And if the people of Egypt will not go up and enter, then rain will not fall on them; this will be the plague the Lord inflicts on the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Booths.

19 This will be the punishment of Egypt and all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Booths.

20 On that day, the words HOLY TO THE LORD will be on the bells of the horses. The pots in the house of the Lord will be like the sprinkling basins before the altar.

21 Every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the Lord of Hosts. Everyone who sacrifices will come and take some of the pots to cook in. And on that day there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the Lord of Hosts.

Agnus Dei – Michael W. Smith

Awesome God – Michael W. Smith

A New Hallelujah – Michael W. Smith

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Daily Scripture

Daily Scripture

In this passage Paul states that he imparted not just the gospel of God, but his own soul.  As you labor and travail to share the gospel with others, remember it is not about winning arguments, but love and gentleness.

1Th 2:7  But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
1Th 2:8  So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
1Th 2:9  For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

The Lord bless you and keep you!

 

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But I am Under Grace

But I am Under Grace

I suppose most everyone is familiar with the phrase “Under Grace”.  I would like to examine this phrase in scriptural context and my prayer is that we would all have a richer understanding of it.

Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

All scripture must be read in context and the above verse is no exception.  Here is a high level view of Romans 1-8.

Chapter 1-3 – Shows that ALL are guilty before a Holy God

Chapter 4 – Abraham is our example to show justification is by faith not works

Chapter 5 – Results of justification

Chapter 6 – Dead to sin / Slaves to righteousness

Chapter 7 – The law of sin exposed

Chapter 8 – Life in the Spirit

Paul spent eight chapters revealing a great mystery and it is all interconnected.  The individual chapters to do not stand on their own.  So with this in mind, lets dive in.

All Guilty Before God

In Romans 1-3 we see that everyone is guilty before a Holy God.  In Romans 3 Paul makes two very important statements.

Romans 3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

The phrase under the law is connected with the phrase under sin.  Paul is building precept upon precept in Romans and many people erroneously view this as Paul teaching that the law of God is equal to the law of sin.  Paul continues to teach more about this concept in Romans 6-8 and in Romans 7 Paul exposes the law of sin.

Dead Men Don’t Sin

In Romans 6 we see the following profound statement:

Romans 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

Paul is teaching that we are dead to sin by the body of Christ Jesus and since we are dead, sin no longer has dominion over us.  Think about this for a moment.   Paul did not say that you are freed from the law of God nor did Paul say that you have power over sin.   Now read Romans 6:11-18.

Romans 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15 What then? shall we sin, because we not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which as delivered you. 18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

Examine the surrounding verses in Chapter 6 and you see that Paul is teaching that we are made FREE from sin by Grace.  Paul never teaches that we can live in sin and claim Grace, but rather teaches it is the power to deliver us out of bondage to sin.  Think about this a moment.

Question for Thought
Does sin still have dominion over you?

Which Law Paul?

You might ask, what does this have to do with the law of God?  Glad you asked!  But before we continue on to Romans 7, let’s jump back to Chapter 3.

Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Paul makes it clear that faith establishes the law [of God]. In Romans 7, he starts with the following in regard to the law

Romans 7:1-3 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

The above verses show that Paul is talking to those who understand the law of God and explains that the wife is only freed from the law of her husband if the husband dies.  In verse 4 below, it appears that Paul is saying that we are dead to the law [of God] by the body of Christ.  But is that what Paul is stating?

Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

The next two verses give more insight into what Paul is teaching…

Romans 7:5-6 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

There is a law that held us captive and worked in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.  We must die – remember Romans 6:7 above – to be free from this law [of sin] working in us.  Paul exposes the law of sin in this chapter and uses the law of marriage to explain it.  We die in Christ and then are raised in newness of life and are married to Christ.  You must be born again.

Are you born again?
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

You must be born again, because Jesus Christ will not be an adulterer.  If you are still married to the law of sin, then you cannot be married to Christ.

Back to Romans 7, Paul explains that this law of sin causes us to transgress the law of God, because the law [of God] is spiritual.

Romans 7:14 For we know that the law [of God] is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under [law of] sin.

Paul concludes by declaring that there are two laws working in us (if we are born again).

Romans 7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

In the above verses, Paul’s conclusion is that there is another law working in our members warring against the law of our mind – working to bring us into captivity to the law of sin.

Romans 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

The above verse clearly shows that there are two laws and you will serve one or the other.  You cannot serve two masters.

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Most Bible translations do not have the second half of the verse above.

If you walk after the flesh, you are serving the law of sin, under condemnation, and bringing forth fruit unto death.  If you walk in the Spirit, you serve the law of God and bring forth fruit unto God.

You see the law of God while good and righteous, does not bring forth life – remember, you must be born again!  If we walk by the Spirit of God, we will delight in the law of God and the law of sin will be a stench and sin will be exceedingly sinful.

Romans 7:13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Jumping over to Galatians 5 we see that Paul is sharing a condensed version of this teaching:

Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law [of sin and death].

Compare verse 18 above with Romans 8:2 below

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

What Did Jesus Come to Destroy?

All believers must have an answer to this question:  What is sin?

1 John 3:3-4 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.  4 Whosever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

If Jesus destroyed the law of God, then ask yourself this:  Why is John writing to believers and instructing them to purify themselves by turning from sin – that is stop transgressing the law of God?

1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

The Son of God was manifest to destroy the works of the devil!!  The works of the devil is to commit sin.  Compare this to Matthew 5

Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Jesus did not come to destroy or abolish the law of God. He came to:

  1. Cause it to abound,
  2. To make complete in every particular,
  3. To render perfect
  4. To fill to the full,
  5. To carry into effect,
  6. Bring to realization.

A few scriptures to show how the word pleroo which is translated as fulfil is used:

Mat 3:15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

Is Jesus abolishing righteousness?  No.

Luke 4:21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Is Jesus abolishing scripture in their ears?  No.

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Is Jesus saying that the Gentiles will be abolished?  No.

Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil NOT the law of God.

But I am Under Grace!

When anyone talks about the law of God, people tend to say “but we are under grace” as though it is a trump card to negate any demands that God’s law would place upon us and next to follow are legalism or works salvation.  So how do the scriptures connect grace, faith, the law of God, and sin?

To be continued…

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Divorce and Remarriage in the Church

Divorce and Remarriage in the Church

What did Jesus teach on divorce and remarriage?  Did Jesus make provision for remarriage while your first spouse is still living?  What does the Word of God say?

Luke 16:18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

Mark 10:11-12 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

Matthew 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

Matthew 19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

Lev 20:10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Romans 7:3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

1 Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Do not be deceived brethren, adulterers will not inherit the kingdom of God.  If you are in a remarriage and your first spouse is still living, then according to Jesus and the Word of God, that is adultery.  Do not be deceived in believing that the words for fornication and adultery are the same.  Research it.

 

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Christian Preschoolers Banned From Saying Anything Biblical & They Are Pushing Their Pagan Sun Worship Instead

Christian Preschoolers Banned From Saying Anything Biblical & They Are Pushing Their Pagan Sun Worship Instead

Do you see what “socialism” (communism) does? they force you to do it all their way. If this is happening there it will happen here too. They want to make sure the children never hear the name of God ever or Jesus so they can raise them up to have no hope in anything but them. UGH. Now this is why purging of this filth has to come. They have pushed too far, going after the little ones.

Christian Preschoolers Banned from Saying ‘Amen’, Talking About the Bible

Children at a Christian preschool in Sweden are no longer allowed to say grace at mealtimes, “Amen”, or talk about the Bible, after a ruling by the Umeå municipality.

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PLEASE READ PRAYER & COME IN AGREEMENT SO THESE YOUNG PARENTS CAN SAVE THEIR BABY BY GETTING HIM TO AMERICA FOR TREATMENT

PLEASE READ PRAYER & COME IN AGREEMENT SO THESE YOUNG PARENTS CAN SAVE THEIR BABY BY GETTING HIM TO AMERICA FOR TREATMENT

Asking for prayer for this child so that the door that was shut in their face be

Opened that the baby can come to America and get that treatment. They saved

Their own money to try and save their baby and they are denying them this.

Please post on FB for prayer that where a door was shut that it be opened in favor

Of these two young parents and their child. This country Is under socialistic/communist rule

and this is what they do: they say who has the right to live or die. Ugh

Thank you.

‘Death Panel’: European Court Says 10-Month-Old Baby Must Die

Father, we pray that you open doors that have been shut to them to save their little child in the name of Yeshua.

We know that this socialistic government is all about killing babies and you love your little ones so please we ask

You grant them this favor and not let those evil ones get their way by taking this child’s life. He deserves a chance

If there is a chance and there is one here  in this nation. Thank you Father and we pray it is done and may the

Parents acknowledge your goodness and be sent a messenger to deliver a message of salvation for them also.

In the name of Yeshua AMEN

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Warning Dream: Trump Says “My Time Is Up” (Boldsoja4christ)

Warning Dream: Trump Says “My Time Is Up” (Boldsoja4christ)

WARNING DREAM FROM THE LORD! TRUMP SAYS MY TIME IS ALMOST UP!!

Comment under his post: Trump is 7th king and 8th king is Obama and he is coming back

Cindy Rose1 week ago

Wow, this is confirmation! I believe that this could be revealing the fullfillment of Revelation 17:10-13. Trump could possibly be the 7th king spoken of that ‘continues a short space’ (verse 10). Barack Obama is the 6th & 8th king, the beast that goes into perdition (verse 11). Also, the ten horns/ten kings that receives power for an hour with the beast could possibly be the UN. What do you think? Revelation 17:10-13 (KJV) And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. 11) And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 12) And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13) These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

 

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Teaching: Is God of the Old Testament Really Different Than The God of The New Testament?

Teaching: Is God of the Old Testament Really Different Than The God of The New Testament?

People seem to have such a misconception and put God in two boxes. The God of the Old Testament was unloving, vengeful and showed his wrath but the modern church teaches the God of the New Testament is all about love, grace and mercy. Well, if God is the same yesterday, today and forever then obviously people don’t understand God at all. Here is a good teaching which is easy to understand and God has always been the God of love, mercy and grace and always been the God of wrath over children of disobedience. READ ON because actually God in the NT speaks more of His wrath to come than what was written in the Old  Testament (Revelation).

Old Testament God vs. a New Testament God? | Verse By Verse …

Old Testament God vs. a New Testament God? … Scripture teaches that God’s character remains consistent throughout the Old Testament and New Testament.
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