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The Companionship of Jesus Christ

The Companionship of Jesus Christ

by Bob D.


Did you ever stop to think about the loss of true companionship we have with God in this world? This, with so many different churches, half conversations, opinions and depression can add up to so much sorrow. God does not want this for His children.

In Heaven we will have unhindered fellowship with Jesus Christ.Our friendship with Him will not be disconnected in any way. This is just one reason we should be looking forward to the rapture. There are many motives for this anticipation.

When we understand how loyal our Savior Jesus Christ is to us, our pursuit of having a friendship with Him will be a natural common outflow in our lives. As we draw close to God, He will personally reveal his love to us."

" Ye are my friends, if you do whatsoever I command you. (15) Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his Lord doeth: but I have called you friends: for all things that I have heard of my Fathe…

HOW TO DEAL WITH TRAGEDY AND TRAUMA

Dealing with tragedy and trauma

When a terrible tragedy or prolonged suffering occurs in our lives, or to those around us, we all go through a lot of questioning, grieving and trying to understand this terrible situation. The issues and needs that are brought to the surface by a tragedy are far-reaching and can dredge up old hurts and traumas that were not adequately dealt with in our past history. These fragments of old memories then can mix together with fragments of new memories, cause confusion and inability of cope, depression and a whole range of emotional problems. Sometimes it is only with the help of a professional Christian grief-counsellor and a long period of therapy sessions that all these problems can be dealt with adequately, and the healing process can begin. But there are also things that we can do to cooperate with God in our own healing process.

The main thing to keep in mind is that...

GOD ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN, HE LIMITS THE PAIN, THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE IS FOR YOUR B…

MEDITATING ON THE WORD OF GOD

Meditating on the Word of God

Josh 1:8
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth;
but thou shalt meditate therein day and night,
that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein:
for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous,
and then thou shalt have good success.

1 Tim 4:15
Meditate upon these things;
give thyself wholly to them;
that thy profiting may appear to all.

BIBLICAL MEDITATION = The act of deeply thinking about, praying about, and pondering a Biblical teaching or verse, perhaps recalling it to mind and pondering upon it, and applying the lesson to one’s own life. The meditation of a righteous person contemplates God or Biblical spiritual truths.

1 Tim 4:15-16
15: Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
16: Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine;
continue in them:
for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

BIBLICAL MEDITATION, encourages you to fill you…

Was there life before Adam?

Was there life before Adam?Is there two floods described in the Bible?Are there contradictions in the Bible?In the very first book?In the very first chapter? In the very first two verses? If so, wouldn’t that make the entire Bible a joke?Does God make mistakes? No, He knows all.Pslm139:4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.Would God create fossils just to fool us? Or would He write something to confuse us? God forbid.1Cor 14:33For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.So let’s look at creation. Here the Word says that God (Myhla 'elohiym plural, but that’s another study) Himself did the creating. Yet it says the earth was without form and void.It also says the God moved upon the waters, not land.Gen 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of …

THE PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF PENTECOST ?

The partial fulfillment of Pentecost?

Notice I put a ? after the title of this article.

The first three feast days were fulfilled by Jesus Christ Himself (Passover, Unleavened Bread and Firstfruits). The forth feast day (Pentecost) was not fulfilled by Jesus Christ. It was fulfilled by the Third Person of the Trinity (The Holy Spirit).

This subject is a more complicated than I thought because I never talked to anyone that has a total grasp on the 7 feast days for Israel. It even becomes more difficult when I look into how they (were) or (are) going to be fulfilled.
He went on to say that according to Jeremiah 5:24 God is going to cause the Jewish people to fulfill their own Holy days so they will turn to Jesus Christ. Some were fulfilled (Israel) and others remain for a future fulfillment (Israel). This verse says, "Neither say they in their heart, let us now fear the Lord our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in His season: He reserveth unto us the appointed w…

TWENTY LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT PENTECOST

Bob D (5 May 2009)
"Twenty little known facts about Pentecost"


Twenty little known facts about Pentecost

My purpose for writing this summary as I reviewed many different articles and books regarding the subject of Pentecost is to show readers that the rapture of the Church could happen right around this time frame without setting a date. I hope that I can mention facts that have not been dealt with regarding this particular feast day and our possible departure to heaven. Perhaps I can take a principle that has already been discussed and go one step deeper and shed some new light on this subject. Before I start, let me just say this is one of the most incredible truths in Scripture that I have ever researched in my life.

(1) I might as well start with the issue that is a little defensive to people that look into this subject." But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no nor the angels of heaven, but my Father only." Matthew 24:36. It is my personal opinion…

REBELS WITHOUT A CAUSE

Rebels without a Cause



“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.” Psalm 2:1-5. What has changed since this Psalm was penned? The Heathen continually rage and rebel against the one and only true God.



This is a very important Psalm and quite relevant for our current generation. People have no reason to rage against God yet we see this interesting concept currently embracing the entire world in one form or another. This rage is pointedly focused on the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We who have placed our faith and trust in Jesus Christ know there is no other God. How often do we hear of the heathen raging agai…

LIVING IN BETH-EL

Living in Beth-el.

In Genesis 12:1 God commanded Abram to leave Haran which was a stop in his journey to Canaan. This was a defining point In Abram's life.He was becoming more submissive to God. In like manner when we Christians become more surrendered with our call from God, it is inevitable we will become more obedient toward God. The two are synonymous with one another. The Bible says, "And hereby we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments." 1st John 2:3.

The call from God was vertical. That is, it came right down from heaven to Abram. The command was horizontal to leave Haran (he had to physically move from one place to another).God gave Abram 6 promises.

The 6 promises were given to Abram when he was still in Haran. Remember this place (Haran) represented incomplete obedience.Of course this place was not God's complete will for Abram's life.

God gave Abram the seventh promise when He reached Canaan in full obedience to finish what He had in mind for A…