TODAY’S SABBATH MESSAGE with Bishop O.W. Prince (December 13, 2014 Edition)

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QUESTION To BISHOP PRINCE

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QUESTION:

Where is Satan? Where is he located? (Submitted by Joseph)

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ANSWER:

Thank you for your question brother Joseph.

The Bible tells us that Satan is on the earth and the ruler of it. He has dominion here on earth.

Regarding Satan, Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” (Luke 10:18)

“The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him … woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”” (Rev. 12:9-12)

Satan also has children in the earth to carryout his will against God’s children. These are those who have not repented or surrendered to God’s Divine Will nor obeyed His commands and have not been indwelt with His genuine Holy Spirit. (Romans 8:9)

Regarding these folks, Jesus says:

“They are not able to listen to or hear His word. They are of their father the devil, and the desires of their father they want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, they cannot believe Me … He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore they do not hear, because they are not of God.” (John 8:43-47)

Furthermore, we must be mindful of Satan’s true nature for it is also the nature of his children.

Jesus says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” (John 10:10)

And 1 Peter 5:8 tells those of us who are saved that we should “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Our adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

IN SUMMARY, the devil, his angels and his children are here on earth. However, his time is short. Jesus said in John 12:31 that Satan will be cast out from the earth. “Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.”

Satan was thrown out of the Kingdom of God and he will be cast out of the earth.

As for now, we must be sober in spirit and contend for the True FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD remembering that “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. PRAY ALSO FOR ME, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” (Ephesians 6:12-20)

(Bishop O.W. Prince)

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE

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Who Do You Want To be Like?

“You too should have this attitude which Christ Jesus had. Since he already existed in the very form of God, equality with God was not something He felt He had to grasp for. Nevertheless, He deprived Himself of His status and took on the form of a slave, born in the likeness of men. He humbled Himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, a death on the cross at that.”  – Philippians 2:5-8

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Many Christians and Christian leaders are intrigued by and attracted to the glitter, glamour, power, celebrity and wealth of the mega star preachers and mega churches. They view them as being successful and something to imitate and duplicate. However, God’s Word doesn’t support this. We are to imitate Christ.

We are instructed to adopt the mind of Christ toward each other; giving to other what Christ has given to us – himself. We are to do nothing out of selfish ambition, greed or self-importance. We are to value others better than ourselves and remain humble about it. We ought not to imitate the world’s idea of servanthood and success but Christ’s example of humility, selflessness, sacrifice and love unto death.

Do for others what Christ did for you.

Divest of yourself and invest in others!

Imitate Christ!

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Carolyn White of Carrollton, Virginia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Thank you Sister White for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

There were some believers who had repented and had been baptized in the name of Christ Jesus and had received the Holy Spirit but had brought their old religious legalistic prejudices and traditions with them. They held taught the non-Jewish believers that they had to be circumcised in order to be saved. However, this teaching was not authorized by Christ or His Apostles.

Paul and Barnabas went up to Jerusalem before the Apostles and Elders (Bishops) to have a hearing on the question of Circumcision and Moses’ Law being a requirement for salvation (The hearing was not about the Eternal the Ten Commandments). During the hearing in the assembly at Jerusalem, Paul and Barnabas reported about the miracles and wonders that God had done among the non-Jewish population. Apostle Peter testified also of how God had confirmed His acceptance of non-Jewish believers by giving them the irrefutable evidence of the Hoy Spirit (Acts 10:44-47).

After everyone had finished testifying, I then spoke and testified that the Words of Peter, Barnabas and Paul were confirmed by the prophets and that we should not make it difficult for the non-Jewish population who are turning to God. Who am I?

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The Answer For Today’s Bible Challenge Question Is:

James the brother of the Lord. Please see Acts 15:13-29.

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Special Memo:

This is the last Bible Scholar Question for a while (an estimated two weeks) and I wanted you to know that I appreciate your faithfulness and devotion in participating in the early morning Bible Challenges and Studies (The Bible Scholars Group).

Please don’t hesitate to keep in touch. I will still post on my blog from time to time as the Lord leads. And please remember to keep me in your prayers as I will keep you in mine.

But before I leave I would like to invite you to consider being a guest host on my online radio talk show. I’d rather have someone I am familiar with and who is familiar with me and what I believe- God’s Ordained Plan of Salvation. That way I’d know the exchange will be lively, informative and blessed.

The upcoming topic for discussion is taken from my podcast entitled “Stop Getting Drunk on Junk” which is no longer available online but will be aired on the broadcast. It discusses the problem of erroneous and irrelevant sermons from the pulpit and challenges all believers to stop being intoxicated off of emotionalism and intellectualism and seek the Truth of the Saving Gospel of God in Christ. Surely, someone has something to say regarding this topic and I would like for you to have the opportunity to say it.

Please contact me at owprince@gmail.com if you think that you would like to be a call-in guest host.

I am scheduling a practice broadcast soon so call ASAP. The Practice Broadcast will not be aired but we can use it to workout the kinks and make you more comfortable.

Thank you so much for your consideration and cooperation.

Keep Looking Up!

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Carolyn White of Carrollton, Virginia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

Thank you Sister White for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

A lot of evangelists and preachers, especially the crusade type evangelists, teach that Jesus has done it all and that there is nothing for us to do in order to be saved other than to “receive” what Jesus has already done. They often describe themselves as leading a sinner to Christ. They tell the sinner that all they have to do is “receive” the finished work of Christ. 

Is this sound doctrine? Is this what the Apostles of Christ taught? Where is this illustrated (Shown to have happened) in Holy Scripture?

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is: No!

This is neither sound doctrine nor was it taught by Christ or His Apostles. No one was ever saved just by [Receiving] accepting the message of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. The Apostles taught belief [trust, obedience, submissiveness, surrender] to God through Christ Jesus and that Jesus is the Son of God. They taught how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him…They taught about their witness of His death, burial and resurrection and of how the prophets foretold of Him…They taught that to receive Christ one had to Repent, be Baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ For the Forgiveness of Sin and that God would give them the promised gift and sign of their acceptance by giving them the Holy Spirit that would empower them to speak with other tongues. All of this is well documented and illustrated throughout Holy Scripture.

No one was considered saved simply because they “received Christ” or “gave their lives to Christ” or “professed Christ.” They must act upon what God has commanded and God has commanded that everyone be born of the Water and of the Spirit in order to be born again and enter into the Kingdom of God. God has commanded that in order to be born again and added to His Church, one must:

  1. Repent (Die to sin),
  2. Be baptized in water (Buried with Christ) in the name of Jesus Christ
  3. And receive the gift of the Holy Spirit that will make Himself known by empowering one to speak in other tongues.

Without these three witnesses, there is no salvation. (ref. 1 John 5:6-8)

The early Christian Church understood faith, the gift of the Spirit, and water baptism in Jesus’ name as One continuous Unified Salvation Experience. (1 John 5:8if any one of these components were absent then salvation was also absent. 

Therefore, it is wrong to tell someone that they are saved simply by “receiving Christ” or believing in Christ.  The demons believe and tremble

Please see THE WAY OF SALVATION for more information.  You may also want to read YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN PART 2 – PASTORAL COMMENTARY.

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Elizabeth Wright of Orangeburg, South Carolina. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Monday, May 27, 2013.

Thank you Sister Wright for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

When did legitimate divorce itself become a sin? What scripture condemns a legitimately divorced person who has remarried? Please answer both questions.

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:

Legitimate divorce is not named a “Sin” in the Bible nor is the remarriage of a legitimately divorced person condemned. Please read the following:

(The Following was recorded from BibleTools.org/ ‘”What Does the Bible Teach Regarding Divorce?”)

God instituted marriage when He made a wife for Adam (Genesis 2:18). He instructed that a man should leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, becoming one flesh with her (verse 24). God’s will is for marriage to last for life—with each partner loving, honoring, caring for, and cleaving to the other just as Christ loves and cares for His church (Ephesians 5:25). The Bible teaches the sacredness of marital vows (Matthew 19:6; Mark 10:9; Romans 7:2-3; Hebrews 13:4).

However, we live in an imperfect world beset by human weakness, “hardness of heart,” unfaithfulness, wickedness, irresponsibility, and all such things. People sin. Divorce occurs, even though God hates it, for it is a treacherous abandonment of the marriage covenant (Malachi 2:14-16).

What does one do if he or she has already been divorced? When a person truely repents and is converted according to God’s Holy Scriptures, all his past sins are forgiven (Acts 2:38; Psalm 103:1-3, 10-12). Any past illegitmate divorce would be included, and the person would be free to marry again but only to another within the church – ONE BORN OF THE WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT (II Corinthians 6:14; see Deuteronomy 7:1-4; 22:10).

What of those already converted? Paul wrote that those who have been divorced (“loosed”) from an unbelieving mate do not sin if they marry (I Corinthians 7:27-28). Again, a converted person should marry within the church – THOSE BORN AGAIN ACCORDING TO THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.

Paul was also inspired to write that a converted person must not leave or divorce a mate who is pleased to continue the marriage (verses 10-13). To divorce a faithful mate and marry another is adultery (Matthew 19:9). Divorce and remarriage is not sanctioned once God has entered the marriage and bound the couple for life (Matthew 5:32).

Although the unconverted world cannot receive God’s teaching, all who are Christ’s ought to obey Him implicitly, not only in refraining from divorce, but also in using all their resources to build a truly loving relationship (Ephesians 5:22-31; I Peter 3:1-7). Our earthly marriages ought to picture the great love relationship between Christ and the church (Ephesians 5:32; see Revelation 19:7-9).

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Carolyn White of Carrollton, Virginia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Friday, May 24, 2013.

Thank you Sister White for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

There is no temple in John’s vision of the New Jerusalem. Why?

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:

Because the Lord God and the Lamb will be the temple—Revelation 21:22

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Carolyn White of Carrollton, Virginia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Thank you Sister White for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

Does the Word of God Condemn Abortion as Murder? Please answer Yes or No?

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:

“YES!” Please see the following Page for more information:  ABORTION”  (I only reference this site for educational clarification.  I am in no way endorsing this site’s theological views.)

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Mother Lucile W. Prince, of Sumter, South Carolina. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Thank you Mother Prince for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

How many wonders (miracles) did God perform?

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:

They cannot be counted.  SeeJob 5:8-9.

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BIBLE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013

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O.W. Prince Ministries Thanks Everyone Who Participated Today.

Congratulations Sister Carolyn White of Carrollton, Virginia. You are The Bible Scholar Champion for Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

Thank you Sister White for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. You have allowed your Light to Shine Brightly Today. Your answer is correct. You have demonstrated superb biblical scholarship.

Thank You!

Bishop

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Today’s Question:

Please name the seven things that are an abomination (detestable) to the LORD.

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The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is:

Please see Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him:

  1. haughty eyes,
  2. a lying tongue,
  3. and hands that shed innocent blood,
  4. a heart that devises wicked plans,
  5. feet that make haste to run to evil,
  6. a false witness who breathes out lies,
  7. and one who sows discord among brothers.

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