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Escaping from Spiritual Shackles and Curses (Sheila Zilinsky & Carla Butaud)

How to escape the weight of past sins and evil connections through Jesus Christ, and reclaim the true blessings that come from our Lord.

Read the Word! For in it is the wisdom and guide for our lives.

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Christians on Stormy Seas (Trunews)

A wonderful sermon message of the experiences of a missionary family. If you are going through tough times, you definitely should listen to this.

David Goodrum: “Never Give Up”

 

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The Trinity Dogma and the Worship of Angels

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.

These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.

Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,

and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

—–Colossians 2:16-19 ESV

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2017 in The Bible, Uncategorized

 

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“Another Gospel”

“Another Gospel”

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:

Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

—-Galatians 1:6-10

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

—–I Timothy 6:3-5

For if someone comes along and preaches another Jesus than the one we preached, or should you receive a different spirit from the one you received or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you are all too willing to listen.

But I will go on doing what I’m doing in order to deny an opportunity to those people who want an opportunity to be recognized as our equals in the work they are boasting about.

Such people are false apostles, dishonest workers who are masquerading as apostles of the Messiah.

And no wonder, since Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

So it is not surprising if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their doom will match their deeds!

—–2 Corinthians 11:4, 12-15 ISV

The Word of Faith movement – is this what Christ preached?

It is also interesting to look at wealth. The Bible never shows any of the preachers of the Bible getting wealthy by preaching — or even writing religious books. The wealthy followers of God such as Abraham and Job – obtained their money from secular activities such as the equivalent of ranching and other endeavors.

The principle and command to tithe is still in effect. That is not the point.

Many preachers urge their congregants to give to get or sometimes to give until it hurts. But the preachers themselves don’t seem to sacrificially give so doesn’t this seem hypocritical?

Let’s just take a look at the net worth of the top 10 “Christian” preachers. This does not even include Joyce Meyer’s net worth of $8 million, or Kenneth Hagin’s net worth (when he boasted of being a billionaire).

2015 – Top 10 Richest Pastors in the World

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All we can do is warn people of these entrapments – maybe they will repent like Zacchaeus did. But getting rich preaching the “gospel” doesn’t have a ring of truth to it. It almost seems like “another gospel” from the one Jesus taught – and what Paul spoke about.

Remember the poor widow woman who Jesus commended? Jesus drew a comparison between the ostentatious Pharisees and the sincere and devoted widow. We can all benefit from this story. While the Pharisees “devour” widow’s houses, the widow acted with sincere love and true sacrifice.

And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,

And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:

Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.

And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:

For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

–Mark 12:38-44

 

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Ryan Stevenson – Eye of the Storm (feat. GabeReal) [Acoustic]

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2017 in Christian music, Faith, Uncategorized

 

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A Time to Heal; a Time to Build

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

~Ecclesiastes 3:1-3~

In the Christian life, we know that we are never promised an easy path. Our time on this earth is analogous to a fight in many scriptures: II Timothy 2:7, Ephesians 6:11-13, Psalm 140:7. But are there times when we are given a reprieve? Are their times of peace and enjoyment for God’s people? Certainly, we must never give up the great commission, that is the duty of all Christians. But, are there times that we can heal from the battles we have engaged in? We will never cease to pray, but are we also given a time to rest and heal?

America just went through a divisive election, but remember, our country has devolved into decadence and lawlessness.We deserve to be bruised, we deserve to have our evil

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underbelly exposed. We cannot pretend that we are pure or undeserving of God’s judgement. We deserve it! Also, we cannot heal if we don’t root out the evil and get to the heart of all of our own need for repentance and serious soul-searching. God also despises those who have pride and despise our brethren rather than pull them up. The first step to all of this healing is prayer. And many people invested a lot of prayer time and seeking God in this election.

And so, we have Donald Trump as our president, someone who has been a carnal man and a man of this world (like America also is), but someone who has seemed to have God helping him. Many Christians perceived Hillary Clinton to be an extremely evil woman, who has covered her sin and silenced dozens of witnesses along the way. We were spared having this woman reign over us, and from a very unlikely source. But remember, God has used “carnal” prophets along the way, including Samson, Jehu, and David. God can do more with a carnal prophet than a wicked person that wants to hurt God and his creation.

Yes, America, we are recipients of GRACE. We don’t deserve a reprieve from God’s judgment, but it appears we may have gotten one, because of God’s goodness and the Christians who humbly sought God’s mercy.

God’s Message to America?

“A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak.” – Ecclesiastes 3:7.

“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.”-Luke 17:26

America has work to do. We might have a reprieve from our anguish over being beat down by those who hate Christianity but we are still called to fulfill the great commission. In the scheme of things this world and America are probably in the final days before Christ’s return. But does this mean that America cannot have a reprise of greatness?

Noah was a great builder of an amazing ark that met God’s specifications. But that was certainly not all that he was doing.

Arguably, Noah helped to save himself and the seven others in his family, not only by obeying God and building the ark, but even more so by preaching and modeling righteousness.

“And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;” –2 Peter 2:5

The world of Noah was so evil and the world and minds polluted so much from sin, that only eight persons were able to be saved to continue civilization. Although sin will continue to take over everywhere it can, we should expect God’s end time harvest is going to be much bigger. It is Christian’s job to “build the ark” which isn’t going to be an ark, but instead will be an end time church.

What are we doing for God and His Kingdom? When we live in world like the days of Noah, we need to be like Noah. We need to preach righteousness, and we need to build.

God’s message to America?

The follow-up interview to firefighter Mark Taylor’s prophecy about Donald Trump.

 

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God’s Contract of Grace

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” — II Chronicles 7:14
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It is often said that scripture is taken out of context or in some way doesn’t apply to us today. But God had many promises throughout the Bible and His promises are sure.

I have only a very casual interest in numerology but found something interesting referring to the scripture promise above. II Chronicles is the 14th book of the Bible. Then you have the 7th chapter and the 14th verse of the chapter. In total, you have five (5) sevens in that scripture reference.

So if you look at the Biblical significance of five, what do you find? The number is associated with grace, man, and the torah- having 5 books. Torah literally means: ‘instruction, doctrine, law,’ from yārāh ‘show, direct, instruct.’

Here are some links about the Biblical significance of the number 5:

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You can also see that the number seven is analogous to completeness and spiritual perfection.

So, taken together, what do we see? The promise of II Chronicles 7:14 is a contract of grace with man to the seventh power of completion. God says if we do these things, i.e. humble ourselves and seek him, that he will come through in perfect grace. Seven times grace. That is a lot of grace.

It is less about who we are, and more about who HE is.

What can God do for a people?

Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name’s sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you. And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen. Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations. Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.

Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded. And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.

Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be inquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock. As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD. – Ezekiel 36:22-38

Do we claim this promise?

Do we, who are called Christian, humble ourselves and pray?

Do we seek God with a perfect heart, and reject wickedness?

In many ways, it seems that we are at a tipping point.

Will God hear us, or is it too late?

Where does our help come from?

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.

–Psalm 121 ESV

Here is a message that should motivate Christians. Below is the short version, full version in link below.

 

http://www.trunews.com/listen/trunews-10-18-16-rick-wiles-will-god-grant-america-a-reprieve

 

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