Sunday, February 8, 2015

Do You Trust God Enough To Love Your Political Enemy?

Greetings in Christ.  I've been praying and studying about the Pastor Saeed Abedini / Obama situation.  The following is a result of the study.  God bless you.

Matthew 24:4-14 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end co

Matthew 7:15-27 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 

Matthew 5:44-48 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. 

Your Father is perfect in love.  Your father is God and God is love.

1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 

Do you trust God?

Do you trust God enough to love the way He has told us to love?

Or must you take it upon yourself to accuse others, especially world leaders, of wrongdoing and seek revenge in your heart?

Do you trust God?

Do you trust God to be your avenger or must you insist on taking matters into your own hands?

Luke 18:7-8 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? 

Romans 12:9-21 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. 

This is what you see being done here...

Notice the good fruit of Love - the barriers breaking down, the name of The Lord Jesus Christ being lifted up, and the glory of God shining through.

Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. 

Trust the Lord.  Be a living witness of the truth in Christ.  God is love.  God's Word is true.

Don't be like this...

Luke 9:54-56 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.

Let us have the faith to trust and live our lives in the love of Christ - in the will of God at all times.

2 Peter 3:9 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. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Prayers of Adoration

You are my shield, my very great reward. (Genesis 15:1)

Nothing is too difficult for the Lord. (Genesis 18:14)

You are the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac. (Genesis 31:42)

You are the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. (Exodus 3:6)

You revealed Yourself to Moses as "I AM WHO I AM." (Exodus 3:14)

The Lord shall reign for ever and ever. (Exodus 15:18)

You must be treated as holy by those who come near You, and before all people, You will be honored. (Leviticus 10:3)

You are the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh. (Numbers 27:16)

The Lord my God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. (Deuteronomy 4:24)

The Lord my God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing. (Deuteronomy 10:17-18)

May I fear You, the Lord my God; may I serve You, hold fast to You, and take my oaths in Your name. For You are my praise, and You are my God, who performed for me these great and awesome wonders which I have seen with my own eyes. (Deuteronomy 10:20-21)

I will proclaim the name of the Lord and praise the greatness of my God. (Deuteronomy 32:3)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

They Sold Their Souls For Rock N Roll

"...lest demons introducing lascivious songs should overthrow everything, God established the psalms, in order that singing might be both a pleasure and a help. From strange chants, harm, ruin, and many grievous matters are brought in, for those things that are lascivious and vicious in all songs settle in parts of the mind, making it softer and weaker; from the spiritual psalms, however, proceeds much of value, much utility, much sanctity, and every inducement to philosophy, for the words purify the mind and the Holy spirit descends swiftly upon the mind of the singer. For those who sing with understanding invoke the grace of the Spirit."
~ St John Chrysostom (345-407)

Pray, Watch, Study, and Pray

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2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NKJV)

Perilous Times and Perilous Men

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!"

Pray, Watch, Study, and Pray

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

What Have We Learned This Year?

Three hundred and sixty five days.  Every day - a new adventure.  Every day - another opportunity to learn and grow in Christ.  Every day - planting, watering, pruning - working His nutrients (The Word of God) into the soil (the heart of man).  Every day - watching for His increase - good fruit for The Kingdom of God.

What has He taught?

What has He shown?

What have we seen?

What have we learned?

"Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else." Deuteronomy 4:39

Looking back through the year, personally, I see and repent of a failing.  This failing is hard to describe in entirety.  But what it boils down to is simple:  I'm guilty of giving the devil credit.

On this blog, one can read about the workings of the devil in the hearts of man.  One can read of the coming judgment.  One can read of "secret societies" - collaborations of men with feet that run swiftly to do evil.  One can read of the evil influences at work in the fallen world.  These things are happening.  But The Lord is not blind. 

"The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good." Proverbs 15:3

The Lord is not powerless.

"Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:" Isaiah 59:1

We are not powerless in Christ.

God hears our prayers and God answers our prayers.  Psalm 116:1-19

So when men make their plans of evil and the righteous pray in The Holy Spirit - the evil plans of men and the evil plans of the devil are thwarted.  Sinful men and the devil have no lasting power.

"Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it." 
1 Thessalonians 5:24

This year, let us commit, with our whole hearts, to prayer - with full trust in the mighty name of Jesus.  Let us commit to prayer that shapes heaven and earth per the will of our Father in heaven.  Let Him teach us who we are in Christ and let us learn of God's perfect will.  Humbly we submit unto the Lord - for He is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.  It is His will that none should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  (2 Peter 3:9)  So, in boldness, we go forth under the authority in Christ.  We agree with the perfect will of our Father in heaven and commit everything we have to Jesus Christ - our Lord and Savior.

May God richly bless you from this moment forward - for all eternity.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Towers Have Fallen - David Wilkerson Sept. 16, 2001

The Towers Have Fallen - Part1 - David Wilkerson Sept. 16, 2001

"God has everything under control." - The Vision

The Towers Have Fallen - Part2 - David Wilkerson Sept. 16, 2001

The Towers Have Fallen - Part3 - David Wilkerson Sept. 16, 2001

The Towers Have Fallen - Part4 - David Wilkerson Sept. 16, 2001

Repentance - Wikipedia

2 Chronicles 7:14-15 (GNV):

14 If my people, among whom my Name is called upon, do humble themselves, and pray and seek my presence, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear in heaven and be merciful to their sin, and will heal their land:

15 Then mine eyes shall be open and mine ears attent unto the prayer made in this place.

Jonathan Cahn - Keynote Speaker at The Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast .. Jan 21, 2013

Links for skeptical research:

Federal Hall - Wikipedia

Sycamores & Cedars – When God uproots, what should be our response?

September 11, 2001. America's Warning!!!

President 'fulfills' Isaiah 9:10 prophecy – again

Engraving below Washington's statue outside Federal Hall, Wall Street, New York City
Federal Hall - George Washington in Prayer