TODAY’S SABBATH DAY MESSAGE / “Setting Things Straight”

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Have you noticed that the Christian Church has changed to imitate the protocols and methods of the world? More and more churches are seeking Pastors with Masters and Doctorate degrees. They are more concerned about the prospective pastor’s credentials than they are about his morals and his salvation. Some even set the pastor’s salary according to what level of education he has achieved. This is worldly and has no foundation in Holy Scripture. THIS IS NOT OF GOD!

Education is good. We should get as much education as we can afford or that is afforded to us. The more tools and skills that we have to use for the work of the kingdom of God the better. BUT DON’T GET IT TWISTED! We cannot qualify or certify to be God’s Preacher and Servant through Bible Colleges or Seminaries. God is not impressed with your diplomas, degrees, certificates or any such man contrived prerequisites.

  • You must first have heard and believed the TRUE Gospel of Salvation through Yehowshua HaMashiach – Jesus the Christ). ( Mark 1:15)
  • You must be born-again of the water and of the Spirit according to the scriptures. (John 3:3-7 and Acts 2:38)
  • You must spend time in the presence of GOD and with the Messiah – God’s Living Word. 
  • You must wait to be sent by God and not by man’s institutions of religious organizations. (Romans 10:15)
  • Then you must go forth in the assurance and power of the Holy Ghost – being led by the Spirit and not by the flesh. (Acts 20:28)

These five points do not take the place of an education but place education in its rightful place.

REPENT!

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

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Setting Things Straight

Seminary Books_orig1

Have you noticed that the Christian Church has changed to imitate the protocols and methods of the world? More and more churches are seeking Pastors with Masters and Doctorate degrees. They are more concerned about the prospective pastor’s credentials than they are about his morals and his salvation. Some even set the pastor’s salary according to what level of education he has achieved. This is worldly and has no foundation in Holy Scripture. THIS IS NOT OF GOD!

Education is good. We should get as much education as we can afford or that is afforded to us. The more tools and skills that we have to use for the work of the kingdom of God the better. BUT DON’T GET IT TWISTED! We cannot qualify or certify to be God’s Preacher and Servant through Bible Colleges or Seminaries. God is not impressed with your diplomas, degrees, certificates or any such man contrived prerequisites.

  • You must first have heard and believed the TRUE Gospel of Salvation through Yehowshua HaMashiach – Jesus the Christ). ( Mark 1:15)
  • You must be born-again of the water and of the Spirit according to the scriptures. (John 3:3-7 and Acts 2:38)
  • You must spend time in the presence of GOD and with the Messiah – God’s Living Word. 
  • You must wait to be sent by God and not by man’s institutions of religious organizations. (Romans 10:15)
  • Then you must go forth in the assurance and power of the Holy Ghost – being led by the Spirit and not by the flesh. (Acts 20:28)

These five points do not take the place of an education but place education in its rightful place.

REPENT!

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

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“There Is Only One Way”– The Bible Is Right and Somebody Is Wrong

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I cannot help but to be concerned about my fellow believers in Christ Jesus who are so argumentative and divisive about what genuine salvation is.

Some say that they are saved simply because they have believed the gospel.  However, they don’t obey the gospel.

Some say that they are saved because they have verbally confessed the Lord Jesus Christ.  However, they don’t keep His commands.

Some say that they are saved because they have received the Lord Jesus Christ. But what does that really mean?

Some say that they are saved because they have been baptized into water in the name of Jesus Christ or in the name of the Father and of the Son and of The Holy Ghost.  But did they die to sin before the burial?

Some say that they are saved because they speak in tongue.  But, the devil can imitate the tongue.

Some say that they are saved because they belong to a church or denomination. But is the Church in the Truth? Is the Pastor born again and sent by God?

Some are convinced of their salvation because they have experienced a strong emotional demonstration or they have undergone a lifestyle change whereby they don’t have any social vices or bad habits.   But is salvation based upon habits,  feelings, loud shouting and dancing in the church? 

Sadly, eternal salvation doesn’t exist in any one of these.  And although it pains me to say it, there are some believers (Churchgoers) who are not going to be saved.

Many are carnal minded, rebellious, stubborn, deluded and confused and cannot come into a saving knowledge of the Truth. (Romans 8:7, 1 Corinthians 2:14, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11, 2 Timothy 3:6-9)

Many would-be Christians expend enormous amounts of energy through emotional displays, theatrics and public performances, attempting to convince themselves and others that they are saved when in actually they are unchanged.  They have been deceived by Satan, blinded by their own lusts and confused by their desire to validate their own Faith.

Nevertheless, for whatever reason or cause, many believers believe different things about God’s One True Plan Of Salvation and I am concerned that in this confusion of religious diversities, many would-be saints are being lost.

And regardless of what anyone thinks or says, it is the living Word of GodChrist Jesus – who is the ultimate authority and final judge of what is required for salvation and it is He who will determine who is saved and who is not. (Matthew 7:21-23, John 5:22, 27, Acts 17:31, Acts 10:42)

And behold there is only One Way to be Saved – Jesus Christ!

To Learn More About This One And Only Way, Please Click On The Following Link:

You Must Be Born Again

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“Faith Defined” – A Divine Revelation / The Sabbath Day Message for March 2, 2013

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To discover the definition of “faith we must first look at the author and personification of “faith.”

As the Messiah and the living Word of God, Jesus (Yehowshua) appealed to the soul of each individual to repent based upon His proclaimed Truth and the integrity of His Word.

Yehowshua wanted listeners to Hear His Word, Trust His Word, Surrender to His Word, Obey His Word, Depend upon His Word and Keep His Word (The Holy Eternal Commandments and Moral LAW of YHVH). For these are the very elements of the definition ofFAITH.

To Have “FAITH” is to have one or all of these elements in your life operating in your response to God’s Word and His promises. If you do not, you do not have faith and you cannot please God.

“Consequently, Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through [trusting, surrendering, obeying, depending on and keeping] the word of Christ.” (Rm. 10:17)

“And without Faith [trusting, surrendering, obeying, depending on and keeping the Word of Christ] it is impossible to please him…” (Hebrew 11:6)

In the absence of physical or human evidence, Faith is assurance, hope and conviction in Christ (Hebrews 11:1-6).

Faith is personal and spiritual.

“For God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)

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And those who walked by Faith did so because of what they heard, trusted, surrendered to, obeyed, depended upon and kept – not because of what they saw, thought, felt or could prove. (Hebrews 11)

Neither Jesus nor His Apostles ever resorted to theological discourses or postulations, theatrics or entertainment to convince anyone by human means or eloquent speech, of the absolute validity, power and seriousness of God’s Word.

God’s Word is sufficient in and of itself to draw the Repentant, Humble and Contrite soul to Christ and convict the wicked heart of their sin.

Faith that is spawned from human institutions of theology, denominationalism, credentialism and faith that come from human imaginations,  reasoning  and persuasive vocal acrobatics and theatrics only serve to glorify man and is not from God. Thus, this type of faith is false faith, human faith  and weak faith.

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However, I proclaim that those of us who hear the Word of God, Trust His Holy Word, Surrender to His Holy Word, Obey His Holy Word, Depend upon His Holy Word and Keep His Holy Word (Holy Eternal Commandments and Moral LAW) as substance of the hope of eternal life and evidence of the integrity of God’s promises – I assure you that we have Genuine Faith!

In our eyes and in our souls, God’s Word doesn’t need academic or human validation. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)

God’s Word and His HOLY Spirit are ONE and His WORD is Sufficient for us. Amen! (1 John 5:6-12)

The Word of the Lord said, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6)

It is by the Spirit of the Lord that we receive or perceive anything from God – even our Faith comes from God. (1 Peter 1:9, 1 John 5:4)

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There are many preachers who preach about faith but have no knowledge of real faith or where genuine faith comes from. They quote, Ephesians 2:8 as if it is God’s formula for salvation without any divine revelation of the meaning of that scripture or of the terms Grace or Faith. [I shall teach on Grace in an upcoming Sabbath Lesson]

These so-called “saved by faith preachers” preach out of their own human strength, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, imagination and tradition. (Ezekiel 13)  Their true god is self.  Many refuse water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (Yehowshua Ha’ Mashiach)and excuse others from being baptized – refusing to trust and obey His ordained commandments regarding salvation (John 3:3-7, Acts 2:38). Their faith is a type of man-made faith or “church faith “- absent of God’s anointing and His Truth. (Ezekiel 13)

This type of faith is without the power of salvation and doesn’t have the approval of God. (Matthew 7:21-23) It is false and misleading.

However, I fear that this is where the majority of Christians are today – in a state of false religion with false prophets and feel good messages of prosperity and personal growth gurus housed in an institution of worldly theology, credentialism and moral perversion and depravity.

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They are full of the spirit of religion but absent of the Spirit of Christ. They are devoid of genuine salvation but inundated with theological hypothesis on spiritual restoration and human development. Their faith is based upon man-made postulates and institutional suppositions.

As for those of us who are truly saved and walking in “Faith, we are totally convinced by the Word of God as it was first delivered to the saints without argument or proof.  We humble ourselves repentfully and we Hear His Word, Trust His Word, Surrender to His Word, Obey His Word, Depend upon His Word and Keep His Word (Commandments and LAW).

We have believed His Word of salvation. We have repented (died to sin). We have been buried with Christ by water baptism into His name. We have been resurrected (created a new) with Christ through the gift of the Holy Ghost which spoke out of us in a new tongue (in a unearthly, heavenly angelic language) . And we have this confidence; we are not in the flesh but in the Spirit. (Romans 8:9) We are Born Again!

Furthermore, because we have repented (died to disobedience,) believed, trusted, obeyed, and depended upon Christ Yeshua, we were gifted with the promise gift of the HOLY SPIRIT whose manifestation in tongue confirmed our acceptance by God and sealed us for the day of redemption.

NOW We Truly Have Genuine Faith. Amen!

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“Shepherds are Warrior not Wimps”

2012  owpPSE Cookie resizedAlmost every shepherd we see illustrated in books. Magazines, posters and on the internet is depicted as a feminine looking man with long hair and a scarf draped over his head with a little lamb on his shoulder. This is the image that Satan has promoted throughout the centuries. This is the image that we have had etched into our psyche which has led to the feminization of the preacher and the emasculating of the office of Pastor.

Now let’s listen to David as he tells King Saul about the heart and character of a shepherd:

“Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, 35 I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” 37 Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” (1 Samuel 17:34-37)

This doesn’t sound like a wimpy little man with a sad little sheep on his shoulder. This sound like the heart of a warrior who knows in whom he has believed.

God thought so highly of the warrior mentality and caring character of the shepherd that he sent his son to us as the ultimate example of a shepherd—one who would fight death, hell and grave to save His sheep (John 10:11).

When David wanted to express the highest level of trust and assurance that anyone could have in another, He wrote:

“The Lord is my shepherd” (Palms 23)

Being a Pastor is not for the weak minded, silly, insecure, indecisive, wimpy little boy that needs his wife to speak for him or his denomination to tell him what to preach.

It is for real men—warriors who are willing to stand and fight to the death for the sake of the Gospel of Christ and His sheep.

Shepherds are Warriors

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