“False teachers will prevail in our midst”

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Many will claim to speak truth but ‘try‘ what is claimed against the word of God to see if it stands true or falls short!

 

 

When the word of God is reduced to being thought of as quaint… even cunningly devised, or viewed as anything less than what it is… the word of God, is when the expression of thought becomes twisted. False assumptions will be rampant in regard to what God has told us in His word. Misconceptions and error will be supplanted for truth. This is not what aids the body of Christ (the Bride) and turns what would be shared into an aberration… something left more confusing to those willing to learn and void to meaning coming from God’s word. This is something believers have been told to be aware of… the number of false prophets in the last days will increase.

 

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

 

The problem becomes ‘who indeed’ can tell us the truth of God’s word when there seems to be such confusion coming from what God requires of us all? If we can find something to try God’s word against what is being told to us… this is a good starting place to discover what is truthful and what is not- let’s start with marriage.

 

[This is from an article, by Norma Holt… found here in abstract below, and her comment on marriage.]

 

This is typical hocus pocus and nothing for the couple has actually changed. They can live together as they please and separate when things don’t work out.

 

… but she also says…

 

She proves conclusively that heaven and hell are tricks designed to manipulate people into believing in his Islamic religion.

 

This is being passed off as knowledge… and claims to be knowledgable about God and what He has said, or does it? Two things crucial to ‘truth’ you should know are God does not blend His word with that of any other source, and the god of Islam is not the Hebrew God of the Bible. Let’s go to the scripture and see what God has said… regarding marriage, heaven and hell. If someone can be wrong about marriage, to think less of it than God does, then how can they claim to know, conclusively, there is no heaven or hell?

 

Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

 

[The abstract below is from Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology (found here)- the topic is Marriage.]

 

The Marriage Union as God’s Work. God brings a man and a woman together in marriage ( Matt 19:6 ; cf. Eve to Adam, Rebecca to Isaac ). It is not humankind’s prerogative to separate what God has chosen to put together ( Matt 19:6 ). As creator of the marriage relationship, God becomes the essential supporting party to a marriage, giving wisdom, discretion, understanding, and love to protect the union and to enable it to honor God ( Prov 2:6-16 ; 1 Cor 13 ).

 

Marriage is unity (a connection), is it not… one where all three parties involved are present- God, man and woman?

 

To think that the institution of marriage has been cleverly crafted/created by man is to think wrongly on the subject, presupposes the purpose and (literally) robs God of the credit, purpose and design- to reflect (mirror) the Trinity… a covenant between God, man and woman.

 

For a different look at ‘what marriage is’ and what it may also mean to others- find it here. There are a few other comparisons offered, two from Chinese sources, one by its legal term and what God says, again… the primary source and reason for marriage from the beginning– for the benefit of both, man and woman alike. As to what the Bible tells us about hell, specifically, this comes by way of the words of Jesus Himself.

 

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

 

Why didn’t I listen?

 

Jesus spoke more about hell than any other subject, real enough for Him to die for the sins of us all… to pay the debt of sin for us (a propitiation for the sins of man and mankind) and all in effort to keep us from having to go there from the debt of sin. If there is no hell… then there would be no need for Jesus to die as He did, would there? This leads me to conclude there is a hell and we must take it very seriously, Jesus did!

 

To see nothing but this for eternity!

 

You can read 1 John 4 in its entirety here or click the speaker image, once on the page, to listen to it. You can also read about the difference between the ’Monotheistic’ faiths here– for they are not all the same.

“A response to Philosophy… especially ‘Nihilism’ by its own admission”©

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If the truest definition of philosophy is to cause thinking to aid that which improves man’s existence… today it fails us. Whereas it once could have meant,”Historically, ‘philosophy’ encompassed any body of knowledge1️⃣. As to using, or relying on, Eliminativism2️⃣… to deny God exists- this really proves nothing but a strident belief (especially under the prevailing thoughts of Nihilism) to deny or reject a plausible understanding… God exists [ https://wordsthathavemeaning.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/a-bible-study-for-june-25th-2013-be-not-deceived-by-man-about-gods-existence-or-his-truth/ ]! As for the skeptical (doubting or unconvinced) and their less than convinced opinions to whether God exists… I ‘d share a few posts with them to reason with- a logical viewpoint being drawn to one conclusion- not only does God exist but He has tried to spare you from ‘a hell

[ http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/bakers-evangelical-dictionary/hell.html ] of certain separation from Him’3️⃣. The final days of man, or the end of days, is come to the doorstep we call today. There is a description for how mankind will act in the final days… and what is told us in prophecy fits this description to a tee. To meet the criteria of being a Prophet (Biblically speaking) there would have to be a one hundred percent accuracy… nothing less would do. I do hope you will ponder this thought… this truth… and reason with yourself (and God) if no one else. Your personal future and the future address for your living spirit depends on it!

 

So, in order to help a cause, to aid in granting improvement to man’s existence… seeking a practical means for amelioration, I’d like to share with you causes and valid reasons to believe in God. First… there is evidence4️⃣. Secondly… there is a changing of the mind (as is common to man from any votary by sure change), be it an: Atheist, Moslem or abortionist5️⃣. Thirdly… the matter of ‘free will’ is to leave you to decide on your own- isn’t this like God… a God that desires your love is one that needs not to force you into it! When you look for love is when you’ll find it6️⃣. If, truly, philosophy is for improving man’s condition, and philosophy itself… being built from more than conjecture- we see the difference between what is used for philosophy (a basis) vs. what is left from the Christian perspective (its basis). For philosophy we find ‘the basics of Philosophy’ from here [ http://www.philosophybasics.com/historical.html ]. From what is called Ancienthttp://www.philosophybasics.com/historical_presocratic.html ]… and noted on the link for the page,”Generally speaking, all that remains of their works are a few textual fragments and the quotations of later philosophers and historians”. For Christianity, which includes: the Torah, O.T. (Old Testament) and N.T writings… Christian papyri, uncials and Codices: Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Vaticanus, Codex Alexandrinus, and Dead Sea Scrolls (these Scrolls are housed here today, in the Shrine of the Book). As you can see… there is more proof to the telling of Christianity than not, and in this writer’s mind… it would seem harder not to believe than it is to believe in Jesus Christ.

 

1… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy
2… https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/material-constitution/ [#4 for reference]
3… http://www.biblestudytools.com/john/3-36.html
4… https://wordsthathavemeaning.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/a-bible-study-for-march-14th-2013-evidence/
5… https://wordsthathavemeaning.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/an-answer-to-ponder-on-a-response-to-an-illogical-comment-part-iv/
6… https://wordsthathavemeaning.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/fill-your-heart-with-love-and-it-will-be-made-manifest/

 

We can have this reaction now… or find it eternally!

“You are God’s handiwork”©

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We are God’s handiwork, didn’t you know?

 

It saddens me to realize so many of our youth, having been taught in (so called) Institutions of Higher Learning (mainly secular), find they: have nothing to hope for, cannot see anything of worth in their future, and would take their own lives in their hands- with the knowledge they’ve been given (accepted) as a basis for their conclusion. This is why suicide rates are climbing… and this will not soon diminish unless they are told the truth! It would seem the studies of man: Philosophy, Sports and Fitness Studies and even Religions of the World… do not hold the answers needed to inspire the youth of today with the knowledge they have: value, worth and are treasured by God.

 

[Below is a link to The Pew Research Center with an argument neither liberal or conservative… but Biblical.]

 

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Here is a link with the truest current statistics on ‘teen suicide‘ as it is known.

 

 

 

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

 

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To realize God calls us His poems, humans poems… imagine that, and He is not done with us. Why then would we, so casually, throw it all away? God says destroy not… in the beginning of Psalms 57-59 and in 75 (The Book of Psalms is a sizable collection of musical poems and prayers of diverse authorship and form). Do you recall scripture saying from the furnace of tribulation (trouble) we shall come forth like pure gold? This found in Isaiah 48:10. In Ephesians 2:10 we find ‘handiwork’ or ‘masterpiece’ and it was first written in Greek (due to the New Testament being written in the Hellenistic period). In Greek the word masterpiece is ‘poiema’- where we get the word poem from.

 

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

 

To understand the depth of Hebrew poetry, not confined to sounds or meanings or rhythm but grouped more by the expression of ideas (parallelism), is to view the height and breadth of God- contrasted to the meaning and importance of life itself being immeasurable and infinite. From C. Caverno (in abstract and from here) is this,”That ethical intent and purpose is masterly. You may look through a whole pantheon of Greek gods and meet not a trace of the force concentrated in the Puritan. He is forceful because right makes might. He is in the majority because he knows Who is with him. He is conscious of power because he has subdued the kingdom within. He has won the greatest of all victories–self-control.” An example of Hebrew poetry… “I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.”

 

 

This is a ‘Chiasmus’, a literary device to reinforce an idea and was commonly used.

 

 

Since it took Jesus to die for our sins, to live is to see those without Him are in peril of the loss of their soul Jesus would save. This is God’s plan… to include you too! God only made one ‘You’ and you should endeavor to become the best you can to show His glory is real- His love is true!

 

 

 

 

Ephesians 5:14 This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

 

If the spirit lives on, repent and free your soul from torment today… and prepare for an eternity with God Himself!

 

 

“Is the enemy of my enemy my friend?”

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Do you really think they’d bicker for something less than is spoken of below (in the article)? This was first used as a cover June 20th, 2011, New Statesman Edition on the Sunni and Shia… image from http://www.crethiplethi.com.jpg

 

Shia does not fight Sunni
for just their ideology,
it fights to gain a foothold…
it seeks to achieve supremacy,
to consider this is to look
at Ireland… resentment alone
for English interference as
seen to cut one to the bone,
both are still Christian here…
and for Muslims just the same
but there is to see Sharia Law
raised, to establish more a name,
against: Kurds, Sunnis, Wahabbis…
the infidels and Jews, so true,
there will be no enemy of my
enemy… settled when it’s through,
this could be their wedge issue and
for us it’s political… left and right
but in a theocracy, as it is in Iran,
there is no separation seen by sight;
hence and therein lies the problem,
an end to any rational means of comfort,
the end draws nigh… the encumbrance
complete, a theocracy for our consort.

 

An abstract from Wikipedia… on Shariah Law, below.

 

For example, sharīʿat Mūsā means law or religion of Moses and sharīʿatu-nā can mean “our religion” in reference to any monotheistic faith.

 

 

I believe this to be in error. To be the religion of Moses… at face value… implies the Hebrew God and Allah are one and the same, doesn’t it? This is not the case or extremists would not be attempting to annihilate their Brothers, or drive them all (the nation of Israel and her people) into the sea. Furthermore, when Divine Law was implemented in Israel… it was fully understood to be applicable to God’s people, see below.

 

This was the form of Divine law which, under the dominion of God, as the Supreme Magistrate, directed the policy of the Jewish nation, and hence, was binding only on them, not on other peoples. This comes from this link here.

 

A closer look at ‘Sharia’ reveals, listed under Etymology, this in abstract, seen below.

 

This range of meanings is cognate with the Hebrew saraʿ and is likely to be the origin of the meaning “way” or “path”.

 

For a Christian, Jesus is ‘the way’, as is told in scripture, found in verses throughout the Bible. From Genesis 24:27, Genesis 35:19, and Genesis 48:7… back in the time of the beginning of Jewish records and creation itself. We see it in Exodus… in Exodus 13:17, when God was dealing with the Nation of Israel… the deliverance from Egypt and slavery under Pharaoh. To Numbers, wherein we find Balaam spoken of in Numbers 22:31… among many places but Balaam is remembered for Balaam’s error. In Job… in Job 28:23 also is the way- this time it is the way of a man’s heart, and even what comes from the heart.

 

Found in abstraction, coming from Commentary by Matthew Henry, the words below…

 

The opposition to Balaam by the way. [Numbers 22]

God gave Balaam up to his own heart’s lusts. As God sometimes denies the prayers of his people in love, so sometimes he grants the desires of the wicked in wrath. Balaam was no stranger to Israel’s cause; so that he ought to have answered the messengers at once, that he would never curse a people whom God had blessed; but he takes a night’s time to consider what he should do. When we parley with temptations, we are in great danger of being overcome. Balaam was not faithful in returning God’s answer to the messengers. Those are a fair mark for Satan’s temptation, who lessen Divine restraints; as if to go against God’s law were only to go without his leave. The messengers also are not faithful in returning Balaam’s answer to Balak. Thus many are abused by the flatteries of those about them, and are prevented from seeing their own faults and follies.

 

Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

 

Jeremiah 26:3 If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.

 

Mark 10:52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

 

Luke 7:22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.

 

The way is best viewed when Jesus spoke, in John 14…

 

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

 

This is God, the great “I Am”, and to the understanding of the Tetragrammaton… the monotheistic God of Israel. Here is a little more on Monotheism… to share for your own benefit. God’s will is for mankind to choose Him and not force His will on you. Did you know this? Each of us have a choice to believe in Him and Him alone as God. Still think they are one and the same… that God does not want to be known? I hope not!

 

 

#Tellthetruth

Telling the truth about the gospel here

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“The Gospel is not what the world would like us to tell humanity but what God wants to tell the world and humanity through us.”
Russell D. Holder

 

When we were yet sinners it was God that first loved us!

 

Romans 10:8-12 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 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. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

 
I can think of one such man, found in the US Navy (but not now… fired under President Obama) and fired for fulfilling the duty he was called to do- to honor God before man or country. See two articles about him below… Lt. Cmdr. Wes Modder.

 

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/15/us-military-losing-christians-because-of-hostile-c/

 
http://dailysignal.com/2015/10/27/after-being-fired-for-religious-views-on-sexuality-navy-chaplain-gets-his-job-back/

 
ATTN: There are only ten more days before Harvest America, June 11th, 2017, a gospel outreach [by Nationwide Simulcast], to tell boldly what this message is all about. The gospel simply translates to ‘Good News’ and to know God cares that much for us (all) is good news indeed. For God to be: known, heard, listened to, understood and accepted is the fullest potential of this message- from God’s heart to our own. Will you share this truth… this truth of God with another? I pray you will. (D.V.)

 

https://harvestamerica.com/news

 

 

#Tellsomebody

“Claim no finish concluded unless it begins”

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The patterns appear ever jumbled…
mixed up when winds blow the sand
in the environment, endemic yet so
intrinsic and aid in slight of hand…
of mind… of what was told to believe
by one assumed to be as dazzling light,
the human life so dim… so bleak, and
what was told to write by one so bright,
to want what God has… what God is…
this is an eternal hunger so unfulfilled
in time immemorial, can one suppose
God’s chosen would not be indwelled…
imbibed with the words of the Book;
hence, they are ‘the people of the Book,’
keepers of the breath of God… for it
is His will to be done, not pawn or rook
in a political gambit of words in a see
and be seen world, parting man’s order
established here… without seeking God
there’d be confusion, hate and disorder;
which is then the difference of being
known or wanting to be known, imagine
something would want to be thought of
as God, a pretender… for hell to begin.

 
Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

 
[With the link for ‘Antichrist’ I’m not endorsing the site nor would I say I believe everything placed there but do find a very lengthly list of prophecies concerning the personage mentioned there.]

 
As to understanding coming from Daniel… here is a real quick lesson to learn by and from. Jerusalem went from being Hellenized (before 172 B.C.), by Antiochus Epiphanes IV, to being permanently garrisoned by Syrian soldiers (in 169). Daniel 9:26-27 also speaks about ‘abomination’ but in Daniel 11:31 is a telling of further cause to such a diabolical plan- to supplant the power of God for themselves… as being God and worthy of such worship. Here is another quick study on this same topic. To this end… Antiochus Epiphanes IV was a forerunner (archetype) to the Antichrist. For both Christian and Jew… the persecution will strengthen and worsen as at no other time in human history.

 

Many will try to undermine the very foundations of Christianity, laying claim to errors they have assumed for truth… about the timeframe and scope of prophecy, but have not considered (all) the evidence (some of it can be found here). The Psalms have been attributed to David historically, and factually (as a collected group of writings)… and tells us of the sacrifice of Jesus at the cross [Psalms 91]. Even to say these prophecies are just in the words of the prophets is not entirely accurate, see the link here, when 44 Messianic Prophecies were fulfilled. It is from mathematics this law is found… the associative property of algebra, what is equal on one side must be equal on the other. Taking this same view to prophecy, if prophecy of Jesus’s coming is true… then the prophecy concerning the end of the age must also be true.

 

Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the House of Bread, and a Messianic Prophecy fulfilled. Many have considered this to be a falsehood but papyri and inscriptions have confirmed Luke’s account (in Luke 2:1-7) and veracity of its telling. http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/robertsons-word-pictures/luke/luke-2-1.html

 

As it concerns the body and blood of Jesus (what many refer to as ‘The Sacrament’); which parallels with the giving of His body and shedding of blood as a living sacrifice for all whom believe in Him, it must be also be understood this is also considered ‘the cup of blessing.’ It took Jesus to die on the cross for the sins of mankind, and when He drank from the other cup… the cup of God’s wrath (the cup of sorrows)- a sure telling of something sinful man will endure without accepting ‘the cup of blessing.’ Even Jesus made this clear, found in Luke 22:42. Thusly, the breaking of bread and drinking of wine (or grape juice for some denominations) becomes: symbolic (significant of what is being represented or illustrated), demonstrative (denoting the same things Jesus was subjected to) and qualitative (to show the value each practitioner places on what was done by Jesus is revered and believed in individually).

 

 

Luke 22:20 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/luke/22-20.html
20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying,This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

 

Luke 22:42 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/luke/22-42.html
42 Saying,Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

 

[Below is from a merging of thoughts… in abstract, and from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise) from Luke 22:42.]

 

Jesus bids this passover welcome. He desired it, though he knew his sufferings would follow, because it was in order to his Father’s glory and man’s redemption. He takes his leave of all passovers, signifying thereby his doing away all the ordinances of the ceremonial law, of which the passover was one of the earliest and chief. That type was laid aside, because now in the kingdom of God the substance was come. The breaking of Christ’s body as a sacrifice for us, is therein brought to our remembrance by the breaking of bread. The shedding of Christ’s blood, by which the atonement was made, is represented by the wine in the cup.

 
[Below was fashioned from Matthew Henry’s Commentary (for Matthew 24), and is a compilation of abstracts to this end.]

 
Our Savior cautions his disciples to stand on their guard against false teachers. And he foretells wars and great commotions among nations. From the time that the Jews rejected Christ, and he left their house desolate, the sword never departed from them. See what comes of refusing the gospel. Those who will not hear the messengers of peace, shall be made to hear the messengers of war. But where the heart is fixed, trusting in God, it is kept in peace, and is not afraid. The evil day is not the further off for men’s putting it far from them. Our Lord’s coming will be happy to those that shall be found ready, but very dreadful to those that are not. When we looked forward to the eternity of misery that is before the obstinate refusers of Christ and his gospel, we may truly say,”The greatest earthly judgments are but the beginning of sorrows.” It is comforting that some shall endure even to the end.

“Do as thou wilt… and wilt thou surely will”

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More here to mete the eye or from whence turns our focus…
boundaries ‘ere set to purposely grant us out our limit,
know none and be as ‘a cut flower’ in this life without the
means to sustain it, it is God’s will not ours… must submit,
to do as we desire may not meet God’s desire for us or from
our own actions comes our own punishment, severed vine…
cut off from our very source of life to begrudge the Creator
His will… when pure and true are His thoughts so divine,
none shall escape the mete of His hands when His fill of
us has come to the end of the ages, beginning to the end,
and those found without His blood, love or fruit so grown…
need not ask,”What did I not do?,” your will tries to defend.

 

In just seven days, Palm Sunday to Passover, Jesus was praised and welcomed to scorned and put to death. How fickle is mankind… all mankind, are we not all the same here? Little did they know it was all part of God’s plan to redeem us all from our sins but we must accept God’s truth not man’s.

 

So fickle are the ways of man and mankind… to presume one’s moral compass is intact but it merely points the direction to what they might find pleasing to themselves. So too will be the coming alignment… the lines being drawn in the sands of time will mark the passing of the age of man to the boundaries of the next. It is the travails of the birthing process to ’the change coming’ which we are currently experiencing, and the presumed grating some would say they feel (through the course of interaction with others… if different views exist) is but a sensation of this truth. Just how moral are we becoming if one can do and say as they feel but another is denigrated for doing the same thing?

 
Many are the varied sayings that have come out to point the way to fulfill man’s desires, like ”It’s all good” or ”Do your own thing” or “Do as thou wilt” or “Do as ye will” and “I did it my (own) way.” These sayings, and some have been around longer than most would think probable, have been around a long time… and, sadly, the philosophy of “Do as thou wilt” comes from the notion of disobedience, disregard and dissonance- a lack of harmony. This is not a modern aberration or thing being stated and contained to current times but the times we are in will, and do, reflect more on this as being the prevalent sign of the age we are in… the time I’d call,”Novis Ordo Seclorem (New Order of the Ages).”

 
This simply begs the question,”Which do you choose… God’s side or man’s? To choose the victor or… God reigns supreme in all the affairs of man. To doubt this is to doubt the veracity of God Himself!

 
[The abstract below is from here on ‘opinion’]

 
In Ecclesiasticus 3:24, we have, “For many are deceived by their own vain opinion” (hupolepsis, “a taking up,” “a hasty judgment”), the Revised Version (British and American) The conceit of many hath led them astray.

 
A contest of wills between God’s or man’s is best seen with the Prophet Elijah and at Mount Carmel. If you can find it in your heart for your mind to change… clarity to your thinking is refreshed and renewed again? Good Friday is quickly upon us… so to is the close of the Age of Man. A ‘free will choice’ of whom we shall serve is the choice we (all) have for this Passover, 2017.

 
Mount Carmel is a time of dispelling: opinion, myth or notion to who God is vs. what we think God is! It is called El-Mohrakah, “the Burning,” or “the Burnt Place.” The impression on the minds of the people was that of admiration mingled with awe; and with one voice they acknowledged the supremacy of Jehovah as the true God. God directed and overruled the issue… as He still does in the affairs of mankind.

 
Elijah on Mount Carmel
1 Kings 18:36-39 36 And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, “Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. 37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again.” 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!”

 

 

Will you allow God to turn your heart back to Him this Passover? A new chance to see the day in God’s light. Love for your fellow man and woman to be restored… not hate and condemnation. I pray you will! (D.V.)

“What if there was no shame?”

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There can be no darker hand
than one found to be in the light…
present and accounted for, with
believers and followers in our sight,
those that have and will be sooner
deceived by betrayers of all mankind,
the payment or pay-off for dreams
of superiority disclosed- what we find,
to say their god is our God… falsehood
next to origins claimed to be the same,
one betrayal and one betrayed… there
stands no middle ground regarding name,
to this Judas hung himself from guilt
and shame, overcome by his own action,
it is then the deceiver would feel obliged
to gloat, a false unholy gain, satisfaction,
is there not such striking parallels to
behold, then and now… repeating history,
the Bible is much more than the content
supplied by forty four Authors, not a story
based on fiction… a lineage of people
with warts and all, nothing fabricated
but straight forward to stand the test of
time, as mankind sees it to be related…
this is inspired by God Himself, aided by
the Spirit for the fulness of manifest life,
a telling of God’s gift of choice, free will,
to decide for ourselves for love or of strife,
unchanging and timeless as the Kingdom
of the living God has spoken, Emmanuel1️⃣…
God with us, this is openly declared by
The God of Abraham, our God is real.

 

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1… Emmanuel: also Immanuel… cross referenced here- Genesis 21:22; Isaiah 8:8,10 and Matthew 1:23. Isaiah 7 tells us of the sign of Immanuel and you can read it here.

 

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Proverbs 11:30-31
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives. 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

 

 

[Found below and coming from here, from an understanding of Proverbs 11 and scripture]

 

 

2. Self-conceit is unteachable; the humble grow wise (compare Proverbs 16:18, 18:12).

 
[Found below is from here, through Matthew Henry Commentary… explained in Proverbs 11:8]

 

 

So precious are the saints in God’s eye that he gives men for them, Isa. 43:3, Isa. 43:4.

 

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He that is wise, by communicating his wisdom, wins souls, wins upon them to bring them in love with God and holiness, and so wins them over into the interests of God’s kingdom among men. The wise are said to turn many to righteousness, and that is the same with winning souls here, Dan. 12:3. Abraham’s proselytes are called the souls that he had gotten, Gen. 12:5. Those that would win souls have need of wisdom to know how to deal with them; and those that do win souls show that they are wise.

“Is it wise to be ‘Joy’ filled?”

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When you have desires for peace that transcend man’s condition…
consider the King of all Kings, as He is the God most high,
without His indwelling your heart, mind and spirit there is loss…
the loss of God is the separation, as we need God to be nigh,
and this emptiness cannot be filled by anything else, nothing else
will do… can restore but we can ask His forgiveness and count…
count to Him as one of His own, lost, now returned, then will true
joy be discovered, for it is a joyous thing to be seen in the amount
of people coming from the whole Earth willing to accept God’s
truth, not their own (man’s own), as this is not in God’s own plan…
for we do not need a god acting as if they are a genie here, what
God desires of us is: acceptance, worship and obedience by clan,
man and woman, Mother and Father, Brother and Sister… those
seeking God will find Him, His signature is seen throughout creation,
and what we do with acknowledging Him first is to find there are
none like Him, the living God, life comes by His loving restoration.

 

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Proverbs 14:12 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/proverbs/14-12.html
12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

 
Isaiah 46:9 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/isaiah/46-9.html
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,

 
Wide is the path to destruction and there will be many on it… so unaware of the direction their feet have moved to guide them to. Allow me to share one, found here… where on the surface it appears wholesome… such is not the case. Nowhere is there one mention, not even in passing, of Jesus Christ at all. True hope for the world is found in Him, by Him and through Him- nothing else will ever come close enough to truth. I ask you… is this (then) no different than Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation, Noetic Sciences or any other faith that does not view Jesus Christ the same way?

 
Psalm 105:43 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/105-43.html
43 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:

 
[What is stated below, in abstract, comes from here.]

 
Connect every view you have of Christ in His other graces with this first one: “Of God He is made to you righteousness.” This will keep you in perfect peace. Thus shall you enter into, and dwell in, the rest of God. So shall your inmost being be transformed into being righteous and doing righteousness. In your heart and life it will become manifest where you dwell; abiding in Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, you will share His position, His character, and His blessedness: “Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” Joy and gladness above measure will be your portion.

 

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Hosea 14:9 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/hosea/14-9.html
9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

 
Job 20:5 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/job/20-5.html
5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

 

 

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[Below comes in the form of a very short abstract, from here, on ‘Joy.’]

 
God’s kingdom is described as “righteousness, peace and joy” ( Rom 14:17 ). Certainty of salvation is a cause for joy, as the disciples are commanded to “rejoice that your names are written in heaven” ( Luke 10:20 ). Fellowship with Jesus brings continuous joy (John 15-17).

 

2 Corinthians 1:24 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/2-corinthians/1-24.html
24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

 
Psalm 16:11 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/16-11.html
11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

 

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