TODAY’S SABBATH MESSAGE / February 27, 2015 / “ARE YOU STILL CRUCIFYING CHRIST?”

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After observing the licentiousness of some of our so-called church folks and their preoccupation and approval of sexual immorality and perversion, I am convinced that many of us need to be reminded that our sins placed Jesus on the cross.  Many need to be reminded of the ghastly and costly nature of sin and what it did to Jesus. 

As Christians, we cannot embrace sin in any fashion because sin separates us from the One we love and worship. It is filthy, ugly and deadly.  If after receiving the knowledge of the Truth and the Precious Blood of Jesus, we willfully sin, we have only the expectation of our own damnation. (Hebrews 10:26-31).  If we deliberately keep sinning – abusing the sacrifice of God in Christ Jesus – then we are guilty of the blood of Christ. 

PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

According to a report by medical doctor, Mark Eastman, the suffering Jesus experienced on the cross is unimaginable.

For instance, prior to Jesus’ trial he was flogged by the Roman guards. “This process typically involved a whip with numerous leather thongs, 18-24 inches long, with bits of metal, bone or glass embedded in the leather…. Scourging was an extreme form of punishment. The skin on the victim’s back was usually shredded, thus exposing the underlying muscle and skeletal structures. Severe blood loss and dehydration were the rule. Many victims died from such scourging.

After the scourging of Jesus, the Roman soldiers beat Him a second time with their hands and with a reed. Then they put on him a crown of sharp flesh penetrating thorns.

Then came the crucifixion. It is arguably the most painful death ever invented by man and is where we get our term ‘excruciating.’ It was reserved primarily for the most vicious of criminals.

Even though Pilate, the Roman Governor, said, “I find no fault in this man,” he gave in to the jealous crowd and allowed Jesus to be crucified. With his arms stretched out Jesus was nailed to a wooden cross. The nails, which were generally about 7-9 inches long, were placed between the bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna) and the small bones of the hands (the carpal bones), permanently destroying the largest nerve in the hand called the median nerve…. In addition to severe burning pain the destruction of this nerve causes permanent paralysis of the hand.

The positioning of the feet is probably the most critical part of the mechanics of crucifixion. First the knees were flexed about 45 degrees and the feet were flexed (bent downward) an additional 45 degrees until they were parallel to the vertical pole. An iron nail about 7-9 inches long was driven through the feet between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones. In this position the nail would sever the dorsal pedal artery of the foot, but the resulting bleeding would be insufficient to cause death.

The resulting position on the cross sets up a horrific sequence of events which result in a slow, painful death. Having been pinned to the cross, the victim now has an impossible position to maintain. The result is that within a few minutes of being placed on the cross, the shoulders will become dislocated. Minutes later the elbows and wrists become dislocated…. As time goes on, the victim is less and less able to bear weight on the legs, causing further dislocation of the arms and further raising of the chest wall, making breathing more and more difficult. The result of this process is a series of catastrophic physiological effects.

Eventually the heart begins to fail, the lungs collapse, and the victim suffocates. He dies a slow, unbelievable excruciating painful death.

And all of this Jesus did for you and me gladly and willingly because he loves us with an everlasting love. He died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins and mine and satisfy the wrath of God so as to reconcile us back to God – assuring that we who believe and obey His commandments will rise as he did from physical death to be alive forever with God.

“However, the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral [adulterers, homosexuals, lesbians, fornicators]  those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8)

If you are reading this and have become convicted of your sins, it is not too late. For “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

REPENT!

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TODAY’S SABBATH DAY MESSAGE / February 7, 2015 Edition / “We Were Born To Die”

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The definition of “Mortality” may be summed up as the state or condition of being subject to death.

We are all subject to death whether we realize it or not and we are never really prepared for it although we are reminded of death’s presence everyday.

Death visits our neighborhoods, our churches our families our homes and our communities daily. We sometimes are disturbed beyond description and shaken beyond belief by the loss of life by someone we know and love.

In this life, we are forced to face our own mortality and the reality that we will all die one day. We are forced to face the fact that death doesn’t discriminate, by age, education, health, wealth, position, race, sex or religion. Death comes for us all.

You can feel good and die today or you can feel bad and live another 50 years. Who knows why one lives while someone else dies? Who is there to discern the unsearchable plan of God?

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The best that anyone can do is to be grateful for the time that they have and to glorify, serve, honor and obey the Giver of Eternal Life while His breath still resides in our bodies. Because without notice, He will require His breath back one day and the spirit will return to the One who gave it.

Therefore, love at every opportunity for God is love and loving each other doesn’t grieve His Spirit but pleases Him.

Forgive wherever possible for forgiveness is the Life-giving blood of the Spirit.

Repent daily for if we die to sin, then sin has no more rule over us and we are filled with His Holy breath that speaks out of us in an angelic language that confirms our adoption as sons and daughters of God and our life is now hidden with Christ in God.

And although our mortality is real for death is sure for it is appointed unto man once to die, we will not be held captive by death or suffer fear of death as those who have no hope.

Our hope is in the One who conquered death, hell and the grave.

In Him We Live, Move And Have Our Being.

In Him we are more than conquerors. We Are Eternal!

Jesus said,
“I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)

Well, Do You?

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE plus My Song of Testimony and Praise

The Master's Table

About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). ~ Matthew 27:46

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If you have ever felt as if God wasn’t near or as if God abandoned you, you are not alone. And it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have moved far away from God. If you are saved, it could mean that you are in the perfect will of God and your present circumstances are just temporary.

God may be using your suffering to help others.

In spite of our pains, troubles, disappointments and many sufferings, we must still trust God and never doubt him for in the end we are going to win.

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My Only Concern Is…

Jesus Prayer cryAs I approach the one year anniversary of my life and death struggle and the miracle of answered prayers, I am reminded of how very fragile and fleeting life is. And although we don’t want to think about it, one day will be our last day here on earth. And I just want all of my friends and enemies alike to know that it has been and continues to be my prayer that you receive from the Lord what He has entrusted me to deliver to you without charge or prejudice—the saving Word of God. I pray and hope that the commentaries, Bible questions, videos, audio lessons and radio broadcasts, along with my webpages and newsletters have inspired some to repent of sin, turn from their wicked ways, seek God’s face, surrender to His will and Obey His Eternal Commandments. All of the countless articles, posts and video and radio productions are hard work but they are works of obedient Love for God and sacrificial Love for you.

It is my deepest hope that none should perish but that all should come to repentance and the Truth of salvation in Christ Jesus. For the day of our departure will come as a thief in the night and I want to be ready when my day comes. I don’t want to die with my work undone or anybody’s blood on my hands. Therefore, I sound the alarm to Repent before it is too late. (Ezekiel 33:1-9)

While some are concerned with their ministerial careers and position in their churches and communities, I am only concerned with carrying out the mission and purpose of God – Saving the lost, deceived, confused, hurt, misled, damaged, trapped and dying souls who are willing and eager to hear and obey God’s Truth.

I have learned that God’s way is eternal and does not change because He doesn’t change. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. His commands are eternal because they were perfect from the beginning. And to truly worship the LORD, we must learn to call His Law a delight and not try to explain them away or dismiss them. I pray and hope that you’ve heard the Voice of God and not my voice and that your path is straighter though narrower than it was when we first met.

Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

All Glory and Honor belongs to God the Father in the name of Christ our Lord.

I Love You!

“Keep Looking Up!”

O.W. Prince

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I Know That God’s Word Is Right But Somebody’s Wrong

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Over the course of 30 plus years, I have noticed that for many, the office and title of Pastor has become a means to an end. It has become a career and a vocation. It has become a way to become famous and wealthy.  In some instances it is a vehicle to achieve self-importance, boost self-esteem or hide prior bad acts.

I have noticed that the field of ministry has been inundated and flooded with folks with questionable morals, fornicating backgrounds and hidden agendas. They want others to think that they have been called, sent, anointed and appointed when it fact they are liars, deceivers, vindictive pretenders, injured and damages souls who have not yet owned up to their immoral behaviors before seeking to hide their true nature under the camouflage of the titles or positions of pastor, evangelist, elder, bishop, prophetess, preacher or apostle. They deceive themselves and others into thinking that they are something that they are not. They depend heavily upon image, public perception, religious ceremonies, academic credentials and certificates of ordination for their sense of authority and self-worth. But they are not converted (Born of the water and of the Spirit) or commissioned by God to do anything for Him or in His name. (Ezekiel 13)

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What is even more astonishing is the fact that they are apparently unaware of their condition.

Let us hear what the Word of God says about such individuals.

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’…For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.” (Matthew 7:21-23 and 2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

The Word of God identifies the servants of Satan as those who enter the ministry under false pretense and those who have not been born again according to the commands of God.

Be careful who you listen to and follow. Don’t let every entertaining spirit and emotionally charged rhetoric deceive you. Test the spirit to see if it is from God. God has an order and a way that doesn’t change because He doesn’t change. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

If you are listening to someone who hasn’t surrendered to the commands and order of God and who doesn’t line up with God’s Word, leave them alone. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Obey the Word!

I know that God is Right but somebody’s wrong.

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A Crumb From The Master’s Table

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An Eternal God – An Eternal Word

“And He gave unto Moses, when He had made an end of speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, the two tables of the testimony (The Covenant Commandments), tables of stone, written with the finger of God.” – Exodus 31:18

“And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.” – Exodus 32:16

“Of old have I known from Thy testimonies (The Covenant Commandments) that Thou hast founded them for ever.” – Psalm 119:152

“The beginning of Thy word is truth; and all Thy righteous ordinance endureth for ever.” – Psalm 119:160

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Traditions change. Thus they are undependable and temporary. Religions change. Thus they are undependable and temporary. Man’s laws and politics changes. Thus they are undependable and temporary. But every Commandment and every Law that God has ever written and decreed is righteous and is established eternally in the Heavens and in the earth.

God is Righteous and Eternal and all of His Laws are Righteous and all of His commandments are eternal.

God says, “For I the LORD change not.” (Malachi 3:6)

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” (Isaiah 40:8)

Obey The Eternal Word of God!

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S.M.I.L.E./ TODAY’S SABBATH MESSAGE FOR JULY 20, 2013

TIME SHARE

It still is a mystery to me how we can never make time to fellowship with each other until someone dies. Only then do we seem to make the time to visit the funeral home, visit the family home, arrive one hour early to the funeral services and spend another hour eating up the after-funeral meal.

Let’s be honest. We make time for anything we want to make time for. We make time to gossip for hours on the phone and in the street. We make time to get our hair and nails done even if it takes all day and a bunch of money. We make time to go out for an evening [and some of us don’t return until the next evening.] We make the time and spend the money to attend sporting events, movies, plays, comedy clubs, sorority and fraternity meetings and conventions. We take time to hurt other people and put them down and spread rumors about them. We make the time to get our cigarettes, alcohol, beer, wine and recreational drugs. We take the time to detail our cars and trucks. As a matter of fact, we make the time to do just about whatever it is we want to do whenever we want to do it and for however long we want to do it.

But we just can’t seem to find the time to spend in fellowship with one another or with our LORD. (Hebrews 10:25)

How we spend our time is as important as how we spend our money. It tells who and what is really of value and importance to us. Therefore, spend your time wisely for tomorrow’s not promised to anyone and today is the only time that you have.

S.M.I.L.E.

SHARE THE TIME YOU’VE BEEN BLESSED WITH!

MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY WITH THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE.

INVEST YOUR TIME IN OTHERS AND IN SERVICE TO GOD!

LOVE AS IF YOUR TIME WAS RUNNING OUT.

ENJOY THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE.

(O.W. Prince)

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

 

 

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THE MODERN CHRISTIAN CHURCH IRRITATES MY SPIRIT!

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There is something about the whole structure and idea of the modern Christian church life that irritates my Spirit and I do believe that I have the Holy Spirit in this. Most modern churches are expressing a necessity to perform and to produce, to be active and relevant, for the sake of justifying its existence and its doctrines without having been sent, taught, authorized, empowered and approved by God or Christ.

They are self-willed, religious institutions of Satan perpetrating the deception of holiness while undoing the purposes of God. They act righteous on the surface while underneath are dead men bones and the putrefying flesh of sexual immorality, greed, lewdness, profanity, drunkenness, lies, deceptions, politics, hatred and prejudice. They erect magnificent buildings to attract and warehouse deceived souls who are captivated by architecture, intellectualism and credentialism. They are led by spiritual leaders of their own making and not God-sent, born-again, Holy Spirit filled men of God. These sad souls end up practicing idolatry — worshipping the church and its institution instead of God.

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These counterfeit Christian congregations and churches are anxious to act and to perform for the sake of their own recognition and validation. Many of today’s modern Churches and ministries are bound up in the carnal efforts to be great and glorious in the sight of the world – proclaiming colorful and exciting stories of religious experiences that have nothing to do with God’s eternal commands and requisites for Salvation. They decree and declare false hope and lead many to damnation with a smile and a sinner’s prayer. 

But, the Lord is about to return for a glorious Church – without spot or wrinkle – a glorious Church, living a holy and heavenly life, produced by the power of the Spirit of Christ that is only present in those of us who have received Christ through repentance, water baptism in His name and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit – which is Christ in us.

REPENT!!!

O.W.P.

Suggested Reading: Eph 5:25-27, Rom 6:3, Rom 6:11, 1 Cor 3:23, Col 1:27

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