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

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Preachers Can Go To Hell Too

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Proverbs 12:15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

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The sad truth is that many Pastors, Bishops, Elders, ministers, preachers and evangelist along with many professed Christians will go to Hell. They will be damned because they will not hear what the Holy Spirit is saying and teaching and they will not repent. It is more important for them to be right and justified in their own minds and in the sight of their fellow man than for them to stand corrected in the sight of Almighty God.

Don’t allow your pride and the embarrassment, shame and humiliation at being rebuked keep you out of Heaven. We all need to make serious adjustments from time to time.

No one is 100% correct but God.

Stay humble my friends!

Keeping It Real Pride goes to Hell

REPENT!!!

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THIS IS TRUTH MINISTRY with Bishop O.W. Prince

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Everything that looks like a blessing may not be from God. If there are strings attached that require you to compromise your saintly integrity or abandon your faithfulness to God’s Word and Commands, I assure you that it is not from God.

We need to remember that Satan is the Prince of this world and of this world’s system and wealth and he may offer the world and the things (prosperity and riches) of the world to those who would serve his purpose.

Exam everything and every gift in the light of God’s righteousness and holiness.

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THE SABBATH MESSAGE / THE SABBATH BELONGS TO GOD

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When it comes to God’s command to “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Ex. 20:8; Lev. 23:3; Deut. 5:12), practically all churchgoers find a way to relegate the Sabbath to “something that the Jews do,” or “something lost in antiquity.” Alternatively, they claim, “It doesn’t matter what day you keep, as long as you keep a day.” Others say, “Sunday has replaced the Sabbath.” Most simply believe it has been done away with. They concoct endless arguments as to why the Sabbath command no longer applies. But God’s Word reveals that the Sabbath was made for all people, for all time.

Be willing to open your Bible and honestly accept what it says about the Sabbath. Many have supposed that Christ “nailed it to the cross” along with most everything else in the Old Testament. Yet, no one can be guilty of sin—of any kind—where there is no law: “Because the law works wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression” (Rom. 4:15). No one can be guilty of sin, or be under the death penalty, if there is no law—if it was nailed to the cross.

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The Sabbath Belongs to God

Remember that after giving the Ten Commandments, God “added no more.” His Law was complete and anything that came later could not be considered part of it. Even agreements (covenants) between men cannot be amended or changed in any way by either party alone: “Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannuls, or adds thereto” (Gal. 3:15). Yes, even men’s contracts are binding as is, once agreed upon. Exodus 24:4-8 describes the confirmation of the Old Covenant, of obedience between God and Israel in Exodus 19 and 20.

However, the Sabbath originated before the Old Covenant was established. The Ten Commandments did not come into existence along with the Old Covenant, but pre-dated it. They had been in force since creation.

After God had completed His covenant with Israel, He introduced another very special and unique covenant. It pertained solely to the Sabbath: “And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak you also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily My Sabbaths you shall keep…” (Ex. 31:12-13).

Make no mistake. All Sabbaths belong to God—He calls them “MY Sabbaths.” This indicates ownership—they are His. They belong to no one nation or race, including the Jews.

The Sabbath Belongs to God and those who belong to God honor and remembers His Sabbaths.

The Sabbath is a Sign

In Exodus 31:12-17, God made a special covenant with Israel regarding His Sabbath. “For it is a SIGN between Me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am the Lord that does sanctify [set apart] you. You shall keep the Sabbath…the seventh [day] is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord…Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath…for a perpetual covenant. It is a SIGN between Me and the children of Israel forever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested.”

Remember that this last phrase proves that the Sabbath was established from the creation week, over 2,500 years prior to Exodus 31.

God explains that His purpose is that the Sabbath “sanctifies” those who keep it. They are set apart as belonging to—being owned by—God. Christians are told, “You are bought with a price; be not you the servants of men” (I Cor. 7:23) and “You are bought with a price: therefore glorify God” (I Cor. 6:20).

Those who remember the Sabbath to keep it holy are signified as God’s people—and that He OWNS them. They are also publicly identified as people who keep the Commandments of God. Civil laws generally acknowledges, in one form or another, the need to observe and keep some of the Commandments of God such as laws against stealing, murder, lying, etc.  But keeping some of God’s eternal Laws does not identify one as a commandment-keeper! Only the Sabbath does that! It is a sign that people are of God, since no human being would ever think or choose to keep this law without it having been divinely revealed by God.

Please understand this. God had to reveal this sign so that we would appreciate how it functions and what it represents. Take a drive down the street. You will notice all kinds of signs indicating ownership of various businesses and retail establishments. If you are looking for something or someplace in particular, signs are a very important tool in finding and identifying what you are searching for. When God says the Sabbath is a sign, He is saying that it identifies who we are as well as who our God is.

Notice that God established the Sabbath as a “perpetual covenant” to be kept “throughout your generations”—and “forever.” This is ironclad. God’s command is for all time. The Sabbath is to be kept forever! Remembering the Sabbath keeps us in touch with the true God. It is the way God intended for us never to lose sight of who He is (our God)—and who we are (His people)!

The Sabbath identifies God for who He is—The Creator God!

Someone will surely ask: “Couldn’t Sunday point to the true God?” Absolutely not! Here is why. Remember that God tied the Sabbath to the creation week: “It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested.” God’s rest was on the seventh day, not the first. Only by keeping the Sabbath are we forced to look to the God of creation. . Sunday-worship and Sunday-keeping does not do this.

Therefore, The Sabbath points us to God as our Creator and the One who sanctifies us!

Sabbath day Remember by keeping it

 

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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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The Bible Scholars Challenge Notification for Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Good morning everybody! 

Today’s Bible Scholar question has been updated for Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Please visit /bible-scholars-group/ to see today’s Bible Question.

Thank you!

Please Post Your Answer in the form below the question on the Bible Scholar Challenge Page. Remember to spell your name correctly on the form as this is the spelling that will appear on your Award Certificate should you be the first to answer correctly.

Thank you for your faithfulness.

(Only blog followers and email subscribers of the O.W. Prince Ministries will be acknowledged and awarded)

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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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The Bible Scholars Challenge Notification for Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Today’s Bible Scholar question has been updated for Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

Please visit /bible-scholars-group/ to see today’s Bible Question.

Thank you!

Please Post Your Answer in the form below the question on the Bible Scholar Challenge Page. Remember to spell your name correctly on the form as this is the spelling that will appear on your Award Certificate should you be the first to answer correctly.

Thank you for your faithfulness.

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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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The Bible Scholars Challenge Notification for Monday, May 27, 2013

Bible Scholars OWP MIN

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Today’s Bible Scholar question has been updated for Monday, May 27, 2013.

Please visit /bible-scholars-group/ to see today’s Bible Question.

Thank you!

Please Post Your Answer in the form below the question on the Bible Scholar Challenge Page. Remember to spell your name correctly on the form as this is the spelling that will appear on your Award Certificate should you be the first to answer correctly.

Thank you for your faithfulness.

(Only blog followers and email subscribers of the O.W. Prince Ministries will be acknowledged and awarded)

Bishop

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