Tied To The Whipping Post

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         For the few people on the planet who go through life as living a fanciful dream with no worries or pain, having all their desires indulged and living in a state of bliss, ignorant or otherwise, good for you.

         For everyone else, theres a reason people sing the blues.

         I subscribe to a few blogs that deal with the issue of abuse. The people who author the blog posts therein have been through some bad stuff. Those who read their blogs have a place to go to read of the plight of others and know they are not alone. I consider these people heroes for not being defeated, for rising up as best they can, and for trying to help others find healing and a new life.

         The people on this planet who have suffered terrible abuse by others—people who have no concern whatsoever…

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The Rise of Righteousness in America

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         But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound… [Romans 5:20]

         I’ve been telling whoever will listen for many years now that America will have a spiritual awakening. Most people have told me they don’t share my optimism.

         I wrote the following passage in the mid 1990’s:

IS AMERICA A CHRISTIAN NATION?

         The price of compromise has been great. The United States of America is supposedly a Christian nation. Polls constantly show that at least ninety percent of the population refers to itself as “Christian” of some form or another. Yet, there is blood in the streets; there is an increasing number of kids who can’t learn; much of the population has discarded the idea of monogamy and have become so hedonistic in their relations they could learn morality from the example of numerous animal species; and diseases are coming out of the woodwork and…

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So Many Cults, So Little Time

Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
Malachi 3:16

This is true here on WordPress of those who speak often one to another of our LORD and worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. And we know that He hears us for our love for him is true and without guile. Those of us who have known and tasted of the Good Word of God, and have been baptised into His Spirit and the Mystery of Godliness know the Truth in the Lord Jesus that has set us free from the law of sin and death.

That is all well and good. In fact it is very good indeed. But what of others, who had their first experience with God in the form of one of these aberrant cults, who twist and misuse the scriptures as well as the name of God, taking His Holy Name in vain and dishonoring God the Father and His Holy Son, the Lord Jesus Christ?

We might be able to blow off such a cult as the House of Yahweh if it only amounted to just a few misguided followers, but when a cult has begun to proliferate and lead masses of followers astray, how can we continue to turn our heads away. In this case, the House of Yahweh has developed a following of at least 30,000 and growing.

It seems these types of cults are growing leaps and bounds mainly for the reason that a great majority in our modern day culture has lost touch with the Lord Jesus and His Word set forth in the scriptures.

Even those who’ve had a background in the modern mainsteam churches are falling victim to these cults. Not surprising- because so many of these institutional churches have become apostate and no longer on fire for the Lord Jesus. They are lukewarm people following the Nicolaitan error. the false clergy/laity distinction, spread like a fungus on nearly every street corner of America.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me;
Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6

Shall we not speak out and counter these errors? I for one feel led to do just that in the best venue I have available to me at this moment; the Internet. Should any of us, for that matter, preach only to the choir, and not to the outcasts, the disenfranchised, those in the valley of decision about the danger of these antichrist cults?

House of Yahweh Cult:
http://jesus-messiah.com/apologetics/cults/yisrayl-hawkins.html
This is a great article, but I don’t buy everything in it. Especially about the confusion of the Name of Yahweh. I do, on occasion use the name Yahweh, and the Son’s name Yeshua. But…I was saved, and delivered when crying out to the name Jesus, and I will never negate that name as also, a legitimate name of our Lord and Savior.

It’s just that there is so much confusion nowadays that is being introduced on so many levels, even by well meaning Christians who are sincere but lack sufficient knowledge to be speaking on certain subjects with any viable clarity.

An excellent resource I’ve found on the Sacred Name Movement and the confusion around it is this from “Let us Reason”:
http://www.letusreason.org/sacna%202.htm
Since these Sacred Name, Hebrew Roots, and similar so-called Messianic movements are growing by leaps and bounds, and since it is a mandate to contend for the faith, perhaps it would serve us all well to take a bit of time and really study this excellent source so that we can speak with authority on the subject, and not be guilty of speaking error, adding confusion to confusion.

Another poor soul, so deluded, he is using his face as a billboard. He needs the TRUTH that can only be found in the LORD JESUS CHRIST:
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Getting Slammed For Righteousness?

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         Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

         For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

         You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin; and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, “MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM…

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Thoughts on the “Five Fold Ministry”

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Image The other day a brother wrote and asked me if I was a prophet. I have come to the place where I believe that all the so-called “five-fold” gifts given unto men are all about Jesus and His graces given to all who are in Christ and not about us as individuals, but are rather about Him in us collectively. Like Paul said, “I can do ALL things through Christ who is my strength.” Was Paul extra special? Not according to his own words. So, I try not to limit Christ in me by saying, “I am a prophet, or I am teacher, or I am an apostle, etc.” No, “I am IN Christ and it is from there that HE can do all things,” IF I don’t limit Him by my flesh or preconceived ideas as to what my “calling” is. We limit Christ in us when we try…

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The Mystery of the 2 Angels, the Empty Tomb and the Resurrection Mercy Seat

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The terrible and anguishing events of the Lord Jesus arrest, crucifixion, and burial was over.  So the disciples went away again to their own homes.

But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; 12 and she *saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying. 13 And they *said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”
John 20:10

There was no reason for Mary to weep,or to seek the Living among the dead, as she was soon to find out. Praise the Most High God, for the Lord Jesus had risen.

Oh, the depth and richness of the incomparable Word of God. Our LORD left nothing to chance in His Word, it confirms and validates itself over and over in the most wonderful, even breathtaking and startling ways.
This picture of the 2 angels sitting at each end of the empty tomb of the Lord Jesus, is just such an example. The perfect illustration of the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant.

Consider this glorious paradox;

“And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony…” (Exo 25:22).

Do you see it? This is so amazing, how our Savior God confirms His Word. And we may now worship and commune with our Living Lord Jesus Christ in a new and living reality without a veil of separation hindering our way, but directly in the Holy of Holies.

How to Be an Effective Slave to Your Pastor

Don’t YOU wash your pastor’s car?

Don’t you have your wife clean your pastor’s house, cause his wife is too busy?

Don’t you have your wife do the pastor’s laundry, and iron his shirts?

Don’t you have your wife watch his kids, so the pastor and his wife can have a date night out?

Don’t you wash your pastor’s car?

Don’t you mow the pastor’s grass?

Don’t you shine your pastor’s shoes?

Don’t you buy special gifts for your pastor’s birthday, pastor appreciation day, wedding anniversary, at Christmas time, Valentines Day, Father’s Day, Kwanza, Lent and Ramadan? You know how pastor likes to be eccumenical.

Don’t you pay all the tithes to the church to support the pastor so he and his family can live their best life now? Would a man rob God?

Aren’t you an armor bearer for the pastor, so that he can withstand the attacks of the enemy?

Hey, just what kind of a Christian are you anyway?