TODAY’S SABBATH MESSAGE – “THE PROBLEM IS…”

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The problem with some believers is that we feel that we are somehow entitled to the things of GOD after we have been forgiven by God through Christ.

However, true repentance doesn’t look for nor expects to prosper after offending THE ALMIGHTY YHVH and being forgiven by YHVH. True repentance looks to make amends in offering his body as a reasonable sacrifice unto the LORD who Saved his dying Soul.  True repentance recognizes his crime, confesses his transgression and with shame and HUMILITY, begs for mercy and forgiveness.  True repentance is distraught and disgusted at his own vile sinful nature and recognizes his eternal indebtedness to GOD.

It is only because of YHVH’S Inexhaustible LOVE and Tender Mercies Toward Us That We Are Even Allowed To Live, Move and Have Being.  It is only because of GOD’S GRACE that we are experiencing this day.

Regardless of what the false prophets preach and despite the fairy tales and occult nature of the supernatural gospels and in spite of the glamor, glitter and gold of the spirit of opulence and prosperity seed-faith gospels, Please Remain Humble my Friends and…

REPENT!

Ref: Lamentations 3:22-24, Psalm 51:17, Acts 17:28 and Romans 12:1-2

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE / “ALL TO CHRIST I OWE”

Jesus PAID IT ALL

You can tell folks who have had a real personal encounter with death or who have had to suffer with a life-threatening illness and have been through the valley of the shadow of death and have not died.  You can tell folks who have had a personal encounter with GOD’S GRACE and have been resurrected with Christ and forgiven from a debt that they could not pay.

These folks appear more grateful than folks who think that they deserve and are entitled to everything that they have. They seem to be more aware of the value of life and the enormous Grace of GOD that allowed them just to live another day.

They don’t want to argue or fight. They don’t want to waste too much time worrying about the world and things of the world. They appear to live in expectation of an ending of all things human and relentlessly prepare for all things eternal and divine. They are grateful souls who, after having been redeemed, realized what great a price was paid for their salvation.  And they are highly motivated to redeem the time by bringing GOD PRAISES and WORSHIP through a committed life OF SERVICE and HOLINESS.

You can tell folks who have had a genuine encounter with THE LORD and who have seen their own worthless wretched condition against the backdrop of YHVH’S HOLINESS and realized that their absolute best moral behavior is as a dung rag in the sight of the ONLY HOLY GOD.

You can tell grateful Saints from Christians because Christians tend to understand that they need to join a church, pay tithes and offerings into an organized Christian institution and believe the gospel in their hearts and confess Christ with their lips and serve in a CATHOLIC or PROTESTANT Faith and they will be saved.

However, Saints know that there is nothing that we can do of our own, no religious institution that we can build and join and no amount of money could we pay that can redeem our lost souls. We are insufficient of ourselves.  Our intellect is too retarded whereas God can take the simple things of the world and confound the minds of the wise.  Our strength is too feeble whereas the storms (Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Lightening and Thunder and Dark Clouds) that GOD rides upon annihilates the creations of man.  Nothing man-made can withstand even the breath of GOD.  Our righteous account is bankrupt and our reservoir of hope is depleted.  We Need Redemption.  We Need A Savior.  And Jesus Paid It All.

Yes, we can tell folks who have been with Jesus.  They will be the first to say…

“ALL TO CHRIST I OWE.”

 

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

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HUMILITY

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And there came a voice from heaven, saying,
Thou art my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.

~ Mark 1:11

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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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Today’s Sabbath Message / I know That The Bible Is Right! Somebody’s Wrong.

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If Christ himself came and told us that God has a set and divine order of things whereby the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God and that a woman should not have authority over her head but remain submissive, someone would try and correct God Himself and show Jesus the error of His ways.

“But I want you to know that the head of every man is The Messiah, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of The Messiah is God.…For I do not allow a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over a mature man, but to be at rest.” (1 Corinthians 11:3, 1 Timothy 2:12)

Yes! Many so-called Christians would try and show Jesus the theological grounds and moral justification for the Christian Church allowing women to pastor and have authority over men. Many would risk the wrath of God and damnation before yielding and surrendering to The Way, The Truth and The Life.

This is almost laughable if it was not so serious and true.

The topic of female pastors (not preachers or evangelists) is a very divisive one in the Christian church. However, it was not until just a few decades ago that this even became an issue. The first century Christians as well as most contemporary mainstream Christians did not entertain the notion of a female as head in the Body of Christ or in the family until the advent of the feminist movement which focused on equality in the work place primarily between white men and white women—equal pay for equal work. Initially, minorities were not considered a part of this movement. The movement was eventually manipulated by the clandestine forces of government and society to create a schism between men and women of all races. This was done purposely and cleverly to dismantle the civil rights movement and draw attention away from the nation’s systemic racism and impoverished minority citizenship—divide and conquer. It worked!

Now, years later, women are leading men in society, the military and in the Church, but the nation has yet to totally expel the mechanisms of systematic racism and discrimination from its ranks. And the Church, which was a strong voice for racial equality, justice and unity, is now relatively silent and ineffective because it allowed itself to mimic and adopt a feminist social agenda that opened the door for gender role exchange and spiritual perversions that diametrically oppose God’s eternal Word.

Many Christian churches and mainstream denominations forgot about the “Separation of Church and State” and have married themselves to a cause that would cause division within its body—weakening its moral fiber, integrity and divine authority. Many churches and weak, spineless Pastors have changed to accommodate a social agenda of feminism whereby women are allowed to Pastor and exercise authority over men in the Church.

Many churches have changed and are changing to accommodated society’s definition of gender equality and political correctness. God’s standards have been compromised to accommodate evil and evil has entered into many congregations and taken over. That is why so many Christian churches are being filled with the sexually perverted and spiritually deviant homosexuals, lesbians, abusers of themselves with mankind, adulterers, fornicators, drunkards, licentious, vulgar and lustful individuals, etc. The Church has changed when God says that He doesn’t.

Just because it is acceptable in the world doesn’t make it acceptable to God.

I know That The Bible Is Right! Somebody’s Wrong?

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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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“I Wonder What God Thanks About This.”

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[The Following Is NOT referring to the Hirelings (Pastors Who are Hired Servants of a Religious Institution) But to the UNEMPLOYED NON-INSTITUTIONAL GOD SENT SHEPHERDS AT-LARGE who have faithfully served FREELY and CONSITENTLY.]

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We will work to pay the cable company $99 – $150 per month to provide channels that we hardly ever watch and don’t like. But we will not give God’s faithful servants a one-time annual donation of $120.00 ($10.00 per month).

We will sacrifice, save and borrow to go on a trip for a week or a weekend and stay in a luxury hotel and go to Disney World, spending upwards of $1000 – $5000 for the privilege. But we will ignore the fundamental financial and living needs of the genuine servant of God. 

We will plan and budget to go out on the town with our friends and get drunk, get high, fornicate and engage in sexually immoral and licentious behaviors – costing anywhere from $100 – $1000.00. But we cannot seem to plan to give God’s messengers the price of new pair of shows or the price of a meal for a famiy of four.

Yet when tragedy, illness and disease hits our lives and the lives of our loved ones; when death visits our homes, we often look for support from the one we didn’t support. We often expect a visit from the one that we ignored.

When we are downtrodden, destitute and hungry for prayer and encouragement, we often want to be feed by the main one that we starved and abandoned.

And behold the genuine servants of YHVH rises to the needs of the sheep without consideration for their own wellbeing often with their head bloodied from spiritual warfare, pockets emptied from giving themselves  away and hearts aching from loving those who do not love them back.

I Wonder What God Thanks About This.

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Give Freely (Re-Blogged)

Written by Courtney Carver

Think back to a few months ago.

Mistletoe was everywhere, and all you wanted to do was love people and feed the world.

The holiday season inspires us to be more giving and loving. Some of us even promise ourselves to be more like our holiday selves all year long.

And then, sometime shortly after our New Year’s resolutions are forgotten, our volunteer work, and charitable contributions are reduced as life takes over.

Maybe you still give, but do you do it in the same way as you did in December? Are you as moved? Are you as compelled to help the helpless?

Adam from Man vs. Debt posed the following question: “Do you give to Panhandlers” and the comments (all 215 of them) were really interesting. Here are a few examples:

  • “In the US, I don’t give money to panhandlers. I just assume many of them are going to use it on drink and quite honestly, I don’t want to encourage more of them to hang out on street corners asking for money. Because I can’t assess their true “need” situation, I’m not comfortable giving them cash.”
  • If I have something to give – I give. I believe I’ve been blessed to be a blessing to others.
  • I am a very giving person but when it comes to pan handlers, I am not so giving. Not to say I don’t help any pan handlers, I just am very leery when they approach me. I feel most of the time they are lying about why they need the money. It just doesn’t fly with me. I also think many choose to live that way.

This mini-mission is not a question, or a command, but an invitation to give freely.

Let go of your need to decide who deserves what. That’s not your job, or responsibility. It feels good to give without judgment. Give your spare change to panhandlers, or a cup of coffee, or a meal. Keep snack packs and bottled water in your car to distribute when you have the opportunity. Make sandwiches and give them away to people in need at a park in your community.

Reasons people don’t give
  • They feel uncomfortable
  • They think the money will be used for drugs
  • They think people should help themselves
  • They think someone else will help
  • They are strapped financially
  • They think they are supporting homelessness

Instead of thinking, analyzing and judging, give what you can. Remember that many people asking us for help may not be able to navigate government programs for assistance. Most people standing by the side the road, or under a bridge did not choose this lifestyle because they are too lazy to work. There are mental, physical and social issues that stand between them and the life we might think they should lead.

You are not considering whether or not to sign over your 401K, give your home away or  sell your house and donate 1/2, so don’t put so much pressure on the decision. Remember, it’s an invitation. An invitation to brighten someone’s day, an invitation to judge less and give more.

If you give freely, you will not make someone an alcoholic, keep someone on the streets, or perpetuate homelessness. It may be a dollar to you, but be open to the possibility that you are giving one person hope with your contribution.

While I do give when I can, I don’t always carry extra to give away. I’ll be stocking up so I can always give freely. I’ve also created a business that will give freely. 50% of every sale, not profit, but every sale of my limited edition photography from One Million for Good will go to a good organization doing great things. You can nominate a charity that you support.

Do you give freely? Will you?

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Jealousy – The Attributes of A Christian

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There are two types of jealousies. There is godly jealousy whereby there is intense zeal or fervor over something dear to us. In fact, both the Old and New Testament words for jealousy are also translated “zeal.” Being jealous and being zealous is essentially the same thing in the Bible. God is zealous—eager about protecting what is precious to Him. (Exodus 20:4-5) God wants what is His: the exclusive devotion of His people. And it is only right and good that He should. We should likewise jealously seek after God our creator and the spiritual riches which are ours in Christ Jesus. This is godly Zeal.

Then there is the type of jealousy referred to as envy. This is when godly jealousy or zeal has degenerated into something contrary to God. It is a twisted perversion of righteous zeal. It is a feeling of displeasure over the blessings others are enjoying and it makes us want to deprive them of that enjoyment. God is not capable of experiencing this type of sinful jealousy. However, as human beings born into sin and shaped by iniquity, we may experience this type of jealousy easily and with little provocation.

Another version of sinful jealousy may be understood as covetous admiration. This is when one admires another’s fortunes, status, talents, gifts or possessions to such an extent that they develop and express an excessive desire to have them for themselves. In actuality They are conflicted within themselves. They admire the other person openly but they secretly envy them as well.  Those who experience this type of jealousy usually becomes dissatisfied with their own fortunes, status, talents, gifts and possessions and viciously and surreptitiously seek to injure and criticize those whom they are jealous of and rob them of their possessions, status, honor, respect and positive public image. 

Sinfully jealous people are folks who don’t really like themselves or others.

Sadly, I have observed this spiritual illness in some of our churches and among a lot of our pastors. But this behavior and this emotion should not be found or tolerated in the Church (body of Christ). Yet, it is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s Christian churches and among today’s contemporary preachers than ever before. I personally can attest to the viciousness, self-centeredness and sinful depravity of some jealous folks in the church – folks who, because of jealousy, irrevocably killed the pastoral career of several promising pastors while chasing would-be church members away.

I am convinced that if the congregants and the pastors of some of these jealous, self-minded churches were genuinely saved – born-again according to God’s anointed plan of salvation (John 3:3-7 and Acts 2:38) – that they would learn through obedience to God’s Word and through the revelation of the Holy Spirit to love like God loves and have a zeal for His righteousness.

God wants us to have the same jealousy (zeal) toward each other as He has toward us – to be jealous for one another’s best interests. Paul said that Epaphras felt that way toward his Christian friends at Colossae: “For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis” (Colossians 4:13). His jealousy for them led him to pray for them daily.

consider othersIf we are truly saved and endowed with God’s Holy Spirit we would share God’s jealousy for other saints of God, we would be busily engaged in intercessory prayer, faithfully bringing their needs to God’s attention. Our prayer lives would not be wholly occupied with our own problems or wants, but we would beseech God on behalf of the specific needs of others in the body of Christ. Instead of praying to be blessed better than others, we would pray that others be saved and blessed better than they already are.

Paul said, “For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:2). Apostle Paul had promised the converts at Corinth to Christ, their spiritual bridegroom, and it was his desire to present them to their husband as a pure bride, untainted with the distorted doctrine of those false apostles. For that reason, he faithfully taught them the truth at great personal sacrifice and encouraged them to submit to it.

If we shared God’s jealousy for others, if we had divine zeal dwelling within us, we would want what is best for others and rejoice in others successes, accomplishments, talents, gifts, possessions and status. We would consider others better than ourselves. (Philippians 2:3) If we were filled with godly jealousy, we would pattern our lives after Christ in the hope that others would see Christ in us and seek after Him. If we cared about others with the sacrificial love of God, we would seek to encourage one another and build each other up as opposed to being sinfully jealous of each other and tearing each other down. If we are truly filled with the  Holy Spirit of God, we would zealously seek to please God and share the Eternal Truths of His Gospel of Salvation.

Therefore, I challenge us to examine ourselves today. Are we jealous for the things of this world or are we zealous for God and His righteousness?  Do You HaveZeal Passion Godly

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How committed are you?

2012  owpPSE CookinecutterWould you give up pursuing your own happiness (sexual, financial, material and career ambitions) for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

Don’t lie! Many of you would like to think that you could give up your own ambitions for the sake of God but the truth of the matter is that your spirit may be willing but the flesh is weak.

You may think that this question is unfair but it is intended to make us examine our commitment to God and His Word.

Many, upon self-examination, are disqualified to respond to the question. We are disqualified whenever we insist upon practicing our religion rather than keeping God’s commandments. We are disqualified whenever we practice the pursuit of sexual fulfillment outside of the boundaries of holy matrimony. We are disqualified whenever we practice the pursuit of our own financial wellbeing at the expense of others. We are disqualified whenever we practice ignoring the needs of others when it is in our power to give assistance. We are disqualified whenever we have too much wealth while someone else has too little and we refuse to share.

The Bible Challenges and Instructs us to imitate Christ’s unselfish humility.

In the book of Philippians 2:1-8 we find Paul giving apostolic instructions to the church a Philippi to “have the mind of Christ. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. But rather, in humility, value others above yourselves. Imitate Christ by looking to the interests of others.” This is the challenge of every Christian.

Regardless of the countless millions who profess Jesus Christ as Lord and savior, not many are committed to imitating Jesus Christ’s selfless humility.

How committed are you?

REPENT!

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