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CONDEMNATION

CONDEMNATION 03/29/2012 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,”Romans 8:1. Condemnation is a sphere of entrapment used by Satan and his horde of malevolent misfits to enslave even the followers of Jesus Christ. Every time we stumble and commit a sin the enemy moves in to convince us that we are once again under God’s condemnation. If you are born again and yet you have allowed the enemy to entrap you thusly, it’s imperative you memorize the above verse. If you don’t fall into that category memorize it anyway. Satan will never stop his attacks. Consider the above verse your security blanket. “He that believeth on him (Jesus the Christ) is not condemned: John 3:18a. With this verse, Jesus’ words confirm the simplicity of salvation; believing “on Him” removes all condemnation “…but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name (Jesus) of the only begotten Son of God.”John 3:18b. The simplicity of Jesus’ words come s…

CONFUSION

CONFUSION 03/22/2012 “We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.”Jeremiah 3:25. This verse is speaking of God’s people “Israel”, but isn’t it amazing how it also points to God’s children, His “ekklēsia” (the assembly of the called out). That would be you and I.  In the above verse the Hebrew word translated confusion is “kelimmahwhich means: disgrace, reproach, shame, dishonour, insult, ignominy. We dishonor God by misinterpreting His inerrant Word. With all the Bible translations and varying interpretations of God’s word being taught and promotedthese days, are we not promoting confusion? God’s children are more and more covering themselves with shame. Is this not what Jeremiah means when he says we have not obeyed God’s voice? Is it not God speaking to us from His word? Since there is so much confusion in regards to God’s …

CHRISTIAN SCOFFERS ABOUND

Christian Scoffers Abound



6/2/2011







“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant…” 2 Peter 3:3-5a. For the last 2,000 years Christians have been anxiously awaiting their Lord and Savior’s return. Why? Because of Jesus’ own words in John chapter 14. “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:1-3. Then again, for that same period of time there have been those who challenge the rest of us with these words “Where is the promise of his coming?” 2 Peter 3:4a. Of course, w…

SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE

Speaking the Truth in Love 3/15/2012 “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;”Matthew 13:41. Should a Christian ever say anything that might offend someone? Should we keep quiet in the presence of those who might be offended by our speech? What about writing a commentary such as this? Should I refrain from such a topic if there are people out there that might read my commentary and be offended? Certainly Christians should represent Christ on earth, and as such we should love our fellow man in all manner of godliness. Therefore we should never purposely offend other individuals. Our faith is in the One true God, and in that context nothing we say in regards to our God should offend anyone. But we all know just how impossible it is to be about our Father’s business “Speaking the Truth in Love” without offending someone within earshot. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you …

TTHE RAPTURE OF THE EKKLESIA

The Rapture of the Ekklēsia 3/8/2012 “Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”1 Corinthians 6:9b-10. This verse is invariably used to promote the false teaching that not every Christian will go when Christ takes His “ekklēsia” (the called out congregation or assembly) home. A frequently asked question is “Will all Christians go in the Rapture?” The simple answer is “Yes”. All Christians will be Raptured! But then another question must be broached “What constitutes a Christian?” I’ll get to that answer in a moment. The verses in the above paragraph, as well as other Bible verses, have been used over and over again to teach a false doctrine; that a Christian who might be battling any of the evils that Paul mentions above will be left behind when the Rapture of the “ekklēsia” occurs. I can tell you th…

MEAN SPIRITEDNESS

Mean Spiritedness 3/1/2012 “Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.”Isaiah 5:14. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has noticed the incredible change in people’s attitudes of late. Unless you’ve been holed up in a cave somewhere or stranded on a desert island you must agree with me that a malicious mindset has emerged and it’s something that every Christian will be subjected to in some way at some point in their walk with Christ. In His Word, our Lord Jesus tells us that a spirit of wickedness would be the norm in the last days. There’s a growing gap between people and their ideas concerning what’s right and what’s wrong. There’s nothing new about people having opposing views, it’s just that lately it has become dangerous to express those views. It seems that these days even friendly disagreements can turn into an exchange of verbal abuse, ultimately tur…