Archive for January, 2007
Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Be one of those stars that turn people to God and salvation through the Lord Jesus.
His Word is the absolute authority on all matters. It is the definition of what is righteous and what constitutes wisdom. The more people you lead to and encourage to read His Word, the more people you will turn and keep for God.
I see among the Church, a lack of discipline to study God’s Word and to be faithful to seek His Will for their lives. If that is the state of God’s Church, then the surrounding area we are to influence in the things of God will be diminished.
The Bible has been under major assault for ages and has survived to be the best seller of all times. It is God’s Word and directs those truly seeking His counsel to salvation through Jesus. How do so many people reading the same word get so mis-directed? The answer is Satan. He has sowed tares into the good seed that the Master has sown. The result is something that looks like wheat, but is not. The Watch Tower(Jehovah’s Witnesses), Mormons, and The Catholic Church have all become a forum to introduce error and false doctrine into the lives of people who need Jesus. The purpose of the Bible is to point people to Jesus. These groups point you to everything but Jesus or they diminish the person of Christ to the point of heresy. The Lord has spoken to me in prayer and through His Word on this subject for some time. I will be posting another video sharing this word by the end of January. Please be in prayer over these groups. Satan has blinded them to the person of Christ and the greatness of the Lord Jesus and His atoning work on the cross. They need the Lord. We also must pray for those that they have access and influence over as well. God’s Word will survive the attacks, the distortions and the re-writes (new translations). What it cannot survive is neglect. Neglect is the biggest enemy and the one enemy that could bring God’s Word to naught in the lives of those that Jesus died for.
Learn to read the Bible for yourself.
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:)
Lets start with something easy. All those expensive manger scenes, most are bogus. The Magi were not at the manger when Jesus was born of the virgin Mary. They did not arrive until years later. Mary and Joseph were already back in Nazareth when they brought the gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The problem is that we try to do too much at once and lump up information with out having it all in order. There is a very important message behind the story of the wise men (Magi) that has been lost due to this error. Watch the video Magi : Not at the manger. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1037334896555377313&q=donny+phillips&hl=en
One of the earliest posts that I submitted to the Google video site was a warning about false doctrine. This video has now had more than 550 viewings and 8 downloads. Downloads are all free by the way. I believe that one third or more may actually view the entire video. I am certain that others do not as they are likely looking for the various spoofs created on Mormon visitation practices, mocking their followers. Just because a person is in error is no reason to satirize their belief or practice, they should be prayed for and given Godly counsel. The Word of God (if you read it) has all the guidelines needed to enable you to know what is and what is not coming from God. The Church of Latter Days Saints is not of God or of our Lord Jesus Christ. Haply enough, this error is basically contained with in the confines of the United States of America where the founder Joseph Smith argues another revelation of Jesus that happened with the North American Indians. Please watch the video and feel free to post comments or other information.
Instead of going for it on 4th and long. The majority of couples punt. They get a divorce. Problem is that it is so ingrained in people from their youth, it is hard to overcome without the help of the Lord. This post shared with us from the Houston Chronicle online newspaper(http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/nation/4438165.html) is just one example in one state of how bad it has gotten. I remember my high school and jr high days. Boys and girls would go steady, be close a few weeks, break up, and do it all over again. Same thing carries over in the adult years, but it lasts a bit longer because all the paper work slows up the process.
Folks remember what Jesus said in Matthew 24
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Even those not serving the Lord, Satan will attack their marriage as it is a type of relation of Christ and His Church. Anything ordained of the Lord is a target for Satan. To attack, to destroy, or to corrupt.
14Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
15And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
16For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
17Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
There are several flash points in the Bible that God, in His sovereign acts, stepped in and brought judgement on the earth or its inhabitants. When Jesus was speaking in Matthew 24, it ws in response to the question of the end of the world and final judgement. Do know that the things that God hates, God will judge.
It is written that Jesus will return one day for His Church. The Church is the believers that have held fast to the Word of God and who have made Him Lord of their lives. Hold fast to this truth. If you do not know Jesus as your Saviour, I strongly recommend watching this video. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1394387830883630121&q=donny+phillips&hl=en
For those of you who know the Gospel of Jesus. Are you keeping close to Him ? I want to be found being thankful for the Blood of Jesus that saves us and I want to be found that day doing His will.