Wednesday, 5 May 2021

The One Thing That God Will Not Withhold

#913: If there is one scripture that defines something that God will give you when you ask Him honestly and in good faith, then it surely it is described in the New Testament letter of James and it's a Truth that should be earnestly requested often in these deceptive times. Need I say more?

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, which giveth to all men liberally, and reproacheth no man, and it shall be given him."
~ James 1:5 ~

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3:16-17)

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (Jeremiah 29:11)

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!
 
God bless you ... KJS ... 5th May 2021

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

The Hem of His Garment

#912: The above composite of three images show the rarity that is an ultra-rare White Aurora Borealis also known as The Hem of His Garment. You have to swoon in admiration of our Creator and Saviour:  the LORD Jesus Christ and meditate on this amazing scripture:

"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory! And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. So I said: Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts." ~ Isaiah 6:1-5

He is near (Psalm 145:18)
Be encouraged (Luke 8:48)
Just a prayer away (Psalm 34:18)
Creation is His witness (Romans 1:20)
True Salvation is through His Finished Work (I Timothy 2:5)

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3:16-17)

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (Jeremiah 29:11)

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!
 
God bless you ... KJS ... 13th April 2021

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Passover Truth, Easter Error

#911: If there's one good thing about 2021 it must surely be that there is an obvious gap between Passover and Easter this year. Whilst many well intentioned Christians will be celebrating the Resurrection of the LORD Jesus Christ on Sunday, the sad truth is that they will be a week or so late as they forget that Jesus is OUR Passover Lamb, whose blood was shed for the sins of me and thee. True believers need to learn the history of the church and how Constantine (who was likely never a Christian) and the Council of Nicea (325AD) overlaid the pagan holidays of the Roman calendar (due to the compromise or falling away of those early church leaders) with so-called Christian feasts (which bore no relation or timing to the God ordained Jewish feasts) as the empire declined. Many Roman emperors had brutally persecuted the True Church for centuries before the old adage "if you can't beat them, join them" came into play with a twist.

The aforementioned persecution (and martyrdom) of so many faithful believers actually increased the witness to the LORD Jesus Christ and the early church grew exponentially hence Satan (Lucifer) had to come up with a plan to defeat and deceive the church from within using Christian symbology whilst retaining the core beliefs of their Babylonian religion. For example, instead of Jesus being born during the Feast of Tabernacles (in September /October), He was now born during Saturnalia in December and just after the Winter solstice. Easter (originally a Spring celebration of new birth hence Easter eggs etc.) replaced Passover and so forth. It was this repackaging and overlaying of seasons, feasts and festivals associated with the Roman pantheon of Babylonian inspired gods (Semiramis and Tammuz - the original mother and son religion) that led to, tragically, the birth of the Roman Catholic Church and the monstrosities that it still carries out today via its white popes, black popes, the Jesuit order and many doctrines of demons.

With this is mind, this particular writer will be doubly looking back this weekend both at the fulfillment of Passover and the willing self-sacrifice of the LORD Jesus Christ on the cross almost two thousand years ago in 31AD. As for Easter Sunday, eggs, bunnies and the rest, I think I'll pass.

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3:16-17)

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (Jeremiah 29:11)

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!
 
God bless you ... KJS ... 3rd April 2021

Thursday, 1 April 2021

The Church of the Unvaccinated

#910: Whilst it's already disappointing to hear that churches are complying with governmental restrictions due to the ongoing CONvid-19 plandemic by either closing or complying with the trojan horse that is track and trace, it's doubly troubling to hear reports of churches starting to separate those who are vaccinated from those who are not. This is not talking about keeping sheep away from goats, we're talking at the very least about something that James wrote about:

"My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, “You sit here in a good place,” and say to the poor man, “You stand there,” or, “Sit here at my footstool,” have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?" ~ James 2:1-4

Whether you are rich or poor, black or white, vaccinated or unvaccinated or any other supposed classification, it is patently wrong and unscriptual to discriminate against anyone in the settings of a church or the wider ekklesia . It is the sin of partiality and any church leader needs to refrain from this compromise with the world and corrupt governments lest you drive out even more of your flock out to underground fellowships, which is likely where most True Christians are headed. Maybe the LORD Jesus Christ will call YOU to the Church of the Unvaccinated ...

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3:16-17)

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (Jeremiah 29:11)

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!
 
God bless you ... KJS ... 1st April 2021

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Nicodemus

#909: There is a man who has always impressed me who was with the LORD Jesus Christ at the outset of His ministry, during it and when it was completed. I'm not talking about John, Peter, Matthew or the other disciples - much as I, if course, admire them. I'm talking about Nicodemus.

Nicodemus was a Pharisee and therefore a member of a Jewish sect who were known for their extreme if not observance of the traditional and written law, and thought to be somewhat sanctimonious. It's well known that most Pharisees were aligned against Messiah and His mission. But Nicodemus was different. He recognised something in what Jesus taught and how He conducted Himself. Three accounts of Nicodemus are to be found in the Gospel of John.

The first mention is found in John 3:1-21 when Nicodemus comes to Jesus by night (in secret) and confesses that the miracles performed by Jesus can only be of God. Jesus famously teaches Nicodemus the truth of the need to be born again. Clearly, Nicodemus is open to the truth that Jesus proclaims despite the fact that he likely is well versed in the scriptures and oral traditions. he doesn't stumble over his own pride as many of his fellow Pharisees evidently did. We - like Nicodemus - need to have a teachable spirit.

Nicodemus' second appearance in John's account comes in John 7:45-52 when Jesus is being accused by the Pharisees of deceiving the Jews. Interestingly, Nicodemus is much more open in his defence of Jesus in querying why the Pharisees won't at least listen to Him before rejecting His teaching. Their response is dismissal but I suspect that Nicodemus was the type of person who was happy to stand his ground even if he were in the minority (the remnant). So should we be.

We hear of Nicodemus a third and final time in John 19:39-42 where he joins with Joseph of Arimathaea (another secret disciple at that time) in taking away the body of Jesus for its anointing with spices, wrapping and burial (as was the custom of the Jews) in the brand new garden tomb in the hours before the Resurrection. We see here faith, respect and obedience in action. Surely something that is an example for us to both follow and witness with.

For me, Nicodemus remains an unsung hero of the faith - and always will be!

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3:16-17)

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (Jeremiah 29:11)

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!
 
God bless you ... KJS ... 20th March 2021

Friday, 12 March 2021

Children of the Devil

#908: It's been a while since this writer listened to the excellent 8CD audio presentation that is "The Gospels Come To Life" as read by Michael W. Smith. You pick so much up when listening to the Word and the LORD Jesus Christ as well as when reading both. I noticed something new today. Something where perhaps I'd missed out on the apparent irony. In John 8:44 we read:

"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he hath been a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, then speaketh he of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof."
 
The Pharisees were claiming that Abraham was their father and that the LORD was a Samaritan whilst insinuating that He was demon possessed. They were told by Jesus  in no uncertain terms that they were not. Is it not therefore interesting to note that they incited the Jews, the people, to choose the freedom of one called Jesus Barabbas over Jesus of Nazareth. They chose a murderer ahead of the LORD of Life. Perhaps Jesus was prophesying in John 8:44 that the children of the devil (a murderer from the beginning) chose a murderer (Matthew 27:21; Mark 15:7,11; Luke 23:18-19; John 18:40) and rejected their Messiah in the process (for which they paid a heavy price in 70AD) proving His Word fully and completely.

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3:16-17)

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (Jeremiah 29:11)

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!
 
God bless you ... KJS ... 13th March 2021

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Stars

#907: Something crossed my mind the other day as if to highlight what was said recently in my article entitled: "The Sun of Righteousness" on Friday 5th March and that is how often we, in popular modern culture, casually use the word star in describing well known pop stars, sports stars, stage stars, movie stars, Hollywood stars - the list goes on.

Most folks don't ever wonder why their fave personalities in whatever genre are termed stars yet when (in context) we come across the word star or stars in the Bible, it's taken literally without using scripture to define scripture or carrying out due diligence. Just as waters can refer to many peoples, so might it be that the word star may not be referring to alleged large balls of burning gas in so-called 'space' but perchance someone in authority, a leader or similar.

Think on that when you next read Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21 or Revelation!

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3:16-17)

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (Jeremiah 29:11)

Real Bereans (Acts 17:11) are truly needed, watchmen must WARN, evangelists must COMPEL, do not be DECEIVED and WATCH that PERIPHERY!
 
God bless you ... KJS ... 10th March 2021