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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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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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE / “IT IS A BLESSING TO BE PERSECUTED”

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“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”  ~ Matthew 5:10-12

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Have you ever noticed that God’s Way and his choices in leadership and messengers aren’t subject to man’s scrutiny or assessment? God doesn’t subject Himself or His decisions to the wisdom of man. GOD Is GOD ALONE!

Often God’s chosen and sent emissaries are rejected by the world and its systems of organized religions and Christian churches. Often God’s true servants must stand alone, preach alone and endure a very lonely life.

Look at Jesus’ earthly minister. He was not supported or endorsed by any mainstream religious sect or organization (denomination). To the contrary, because he preached differently from the recognized Jewish religious organizations and was not sanctioned by them nor did he submit himself or his message to them for their examination and approval, he was ostracized, ridiculed and marked for destruction and death by them. 

He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

~ Isaiah 53:3-5 ~

If you aren’t a part of the good old boys network and if you don’t play politics and kiss butt and pay monetary tributes and give praises to certain persons who deem themselves entitled to decide your fate in ministry, you will be ostracized, ridiculed, despised and rejected by men and marked for destruction and death by them.

You will often stand alone! But be encouraged because you are not alone. Rejoice! You are in the divine fraternity of God-sent messengers who were also rejected and despised by men but remembered by God.

Glory To God!

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

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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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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE

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“As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless.” ~ Psalm 18:30

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God is right all of the time in everything that He does and says and there is nothing we can say, teach, preach, sing or shout to change His perfect will.

Get on board His program or be lost!

Repent!

It has been a genuine joy and an awesome privilege to share with each and everyone this year. May God bless all of you for your kind support as the O.W. Prince Ministries closes its pages from any further postings in the year 2013 and takes a light sabbatical in the year 2014. You are always welcomed to access my radio broadcasts and posting archives from my WordPress Homepage.

This time last year I was in Critical Care at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC. But by God’s grace and mercy, I am still here and I am so grateful that God spared my life to be here. (Hallelujah!) I am also very grateful for all of the many friends and acquaintances that I have met through WordPress, FaceBook, LinkedIn and BlogTalkRadio. You have been a blessing to me.

Now it is my desire that you prosper in the upcoming New Year even as your soul prospers in the things of God in Christ.

Keep looking up!

Love ya,

Bishop

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE

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4 Love is patient and kind, not jealous, not boastful,
5 not proud, rude or selfish, not easily angered,
and it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not gloat over other people’s sins
but takes its delight in the truth.
7 Love always bears up, always trusts,
always hopes, always endures. – 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

8 Those who do not love, do not know God; because God is love. – 1 John 4:8

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With man, perfect love is impossible. But with God, all things are possible, even perfect love.

Aspire to love with a God type love.

REPENT!

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE

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“So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.” – Ezekiel 33:7-9

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To be chosen and sent by God is the highest of honors and the greatest of responsibilities.

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“Should Christians Compete for the Souls of Men?”

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On the next episode of Rediscovering Biblical Christianity, we will be discussing the phenomenon of religious advertisements and their impact upon the genuine Christian Faith. We will attempt to bring awareness to the devices of Satan and answer some questions as to whether or not some church and ministry advertisements truly reflect the principles and uphold the integrity of God’s Holy Word.

Join me on Saturday mornings at 11:00 A.M. on the O.W. Prince Radio Network and Rediscover Biblical Christianity.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bishopowprince/2013/11/23/ungodly-competition-for-the-souls-of-men

 

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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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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE

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The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? – Jeremiah 17:9

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It has been said that we should just follow our hearts. This is what a lot of lovers like to say.  But that is not what the Book of Wisdom recommends. Our hearts, emotions and passions often deceive us and lead us into a world of hurt, disappointments, pain and suffering.  Don’t allow your heart to write a ticket that your soul can’t cash.  Follow Christ. 

REPENT!

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