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God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life. (John 3:16)

“As the Father loved me, I too have loved you. Remain in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.  I have said these things to you so that my joy will be in you and your joy will be complete.  This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than to give up one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:9-13)

“This is how we know love: Jesus laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” (1 John 3:16)

Enough said.

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REAL LOVE TRUSTS

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After a very hurtful experience with a close family member, I came to the painful conclusion that “I can’t truly love someone who I can’t trust.“

I know that some of you will disagree with that statement and you maybe be right. After all, love is an emotion that we can feel towards folks that we don’t necessary trust.

However, is that really the full measure of what love is? Is that the only type of love that we are capable of as human beings?  Is our love always to be limited to degrees of variations?  Is this the type of love that God desires from us toward Him?

I say, “No!”

When we were children we loved with an all trusting love and that love was good.

We trusted wholeheartedly in our parents.  We trusted our parents with our lives and depended upon them for shelter, clothes, guidance, emotional support, education, protection and sustenance or else we wouldn’t have survived. Our very lives and wellbeing were in their hands. We were oblivious of the dangers around us but they were always vigilant, watchful and protective of us. We learned that what our parents told us was the truth and that we could trust their instructions. We had genuine trust in our parents and/or guardians.

The Bible commands us to have a similar type trust in GOD.   It says,“That we are to become as little children or we can’t enter the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 18:3)

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We are to love Father God with a childlike love; with all our heart, with all our strength, with all our mind, with all our soul and with all of our trust – totally trusting in Him for our lives, happiness and security.

We are to entrust our very lives and well being into His hands and be oblivious (unafraid) of the dangers around us – always trusting that Father is always with us, always vigilant, always watchful and protective of us and well able to keep that which is entrusted into His care. We ought to trust what Father God says is the Truth. And because we love (trust) Him we therefore obey His Word.

When we trust God like a child, our Heavenly Father is pleased and the gates to the Kingdom of God are opened to us.

I pray that our love for God grows as we learn to trust Him more and more with all of our being like a child trusts in their Father.

All Glory and Honor Belongs To God in the name of The Holy Messiah.

Amen.

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE

The Master's Table

“Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.” ~ Revelations 22:11

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Sometimes we have to accept the fact that folks are going to be just who they are going to be.

But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you shall say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says.’ Whoever will listen let them listen, and whoever will refuse let them refuse; for they are a rebellious people. ~ Ezekiel 3:27

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

The Master's Table

“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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I Am Not Ashamed

I am Not Ashamed of the Gospel

It is disturbing to think that folks will ridicule and ostracize us if we say that we don’t like Tyler Perry’s movies, plays and television shows because of some of his questionable Christian themes, messages and views. It is unsettling to think that some people will think negatively of us if we dare to voice that we can’t stand Denzel Washington or George Clooney or that we don’t like gangster rap music or the music or Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, Beyoncé Knowles, Bobby Jones Gospel or Yolanda Adams. It is frightening to think that some folks will seek to do us harm is we dare call T.D. Jakes, Joel Osteen or some other preacher a false prophet.

Yet these same condemnatory folks will not ridicule, criticize or ostracize those folks who dare say that God is wrong for condemning homosexuality. These same censorious individuals withhold condemnation from those who condemn God’s Word of righteousness, holiness and sexual purity.

Through their silence, these same disparaging spirits give consent and support to those who brazenly oppose God, redefine God’s institution of marriage and promote the legalization of sexual perversion.

These folks don’t belong to God. Their father is Satan and they rejoice in his desires.

Whereas everyone is entitled to various tastes in actors, singers and artists, there is but One choice for Eternal Salvation—Christ Jesus—The WORD of God!

God’s Way Is The Only Way. And anyone who dares to oppose God’s Eternal Moral Law must be exposed, admonished, rebuked and challenged to repent.

It is easy to go along with the popular trends and keep silent in the face of moral controversy but authentic children of Yahweh will always speak out and stand up for Father God and His righteousness.

For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. ~ Luke 9:26

I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE / August 26, 2014 Birthday Edition

 

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“Here is how it works: it was through one individual that sin entered the world, and through sin, death; and in this way death passed through to the whole human race, inasmuch as everyone sinned.”  ~ Romans 5:12 (CJB)

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We may not like to think about it this way but every one of us were born into sin and therefore everyone is born a child of disobedience and damnation. 

From our earthly birth we inherit disobedience, treachery, deceit, fornication, adultery, extortion, drunkenness, sexual perversions, lying, murder, idolatry and all forms of wickedness.  Because Adam sinned, the sin nature was passed to all human beings. Sinning comes naturally to us. And the wages of sin is eternal separation from the Father, i.e., death. (Rm. 6:23)

And regardless of how sweet and kind and generous and loving and patient and good we may be, all of us have sinned and deserve death. (Rm. 3:23)

And if we would like to live and be delivered from the wages of sin and the inherent damnation into which we were born, we must be born again.

REPENT!!!

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“A Prayer For The Salvation Of Our Children” by Bishop O.W. Prince

Prayer Luke-2.52

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I pray that all disobedient children are made miserable until such time as they repent and turn to God and embrace His righteousness.

I pray that those who have ignored God’s Commandments may themselves be overlooked and ignored until such time as they repent and the LORD becomes priority in their lives.

I pray that every ungodly task, venture, activity and plan that they put their hands, minds and energies to fails miserably until they repent and return to the giver of every good and perfect gift.

I pray that they aren’t killed, maimed or lose their health while consorting with sin but that the Lord would have mercy upon them for Christ’s sake and draw them out of darkness unto repentance and salvation.

I pray that they never find a comfortable place outside of the will of God.

This is my prayer in the name of Christ Jesus, Amen!

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

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Are You A Happy Fool?

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Some folks want the power, worldly honor, respect and prestige that sometimes come with the preaching profession. Some people want to preach so bad that they will sell their souls and their integrity for the chance to preach and/or pastor.

Some will say and do anything for the privilege of preaching from a pulpit. They will refuse to teach God’s Holy and Eternal Commandments and, instead, tell funny and entertaining stories that only appear to have a Christian theme. Many have abandoned God’s “One True Way” – if they ever knew the Way – and have adopted and professed the world’s moral/politically correct agenda as The Way. They have redefined; modified and perverted (Twisted) God’s Word to fit their own sinful lifestyles and fabricated social morality. They are not agents of God nor were they sent from God but they are hired servants – slaves of institutional religion and religious philosophies – ministers of Satan.

I have experienced several pastors and preachers who have shrunk away from God’s Eternal Standard of Truth and are now preaching and teaching “church/religious” doctrines that are foreign to Christ and His Apostles. They have redefined God’s gender roles in the Church to fit their ideologies of sexual equality and fairness in the workplace. (((This Is Not of God and Cannot Be Made to Apply to His Church.)))

They have encouraged fornication and adultery in the church by sugar-coating God’s Eternal Moral Commandments and tolerating and celebrating those who violate God’s Law. (((They have baby showers in the church for single mothers. Where are the fathers? And some have openly gay choir directors, musicians and homosexual members working in the church.))) Some Pastors have a reputation of being gay themselves and some habitually participate in sexual immorality. They have spewed sweet-sounding rhetoric along with platitudes and fairy tales to convince dying souls that they are saved with only a “sinner’s prayer” or a profession of faith. They lie to folks that God’s Love Will Cover their sins without any real repentance or obedience.

Many pastors and preachers have been told the truth. I know this because I have told them along with many other “Truth Teachers.”  But they refuse to believe and thus condemn themselves. Many intentionally lie to themselves and others about God’s Command to be Believe the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, Repent, be Buried with Christ by Baptism into water in His name and receive the Holy Spirit of Promise.

It greatly disturbs me to think that it is so important for some folks to be accepted as a preacher that they would “simplify” the salvation command (Acts 2:23) into simply “believing.”  They have put countless souls on the broad path of error and in danger of Hellfire.

It sickens me to think that there are so-called pastors/preachers who are only motivated by popularity, greed, self-fulfillment, lust, power, honor and accolades. Some even skillfully and convincingly play the loving, poor, suffering, humble country preacher role so as to hide their true nature, character and financial agenda. As long as they can draw a crowd to listen to them, they are happy. As long as they are still being called as a paid guest speaker, they are content. As long as they can occupy the office of Pastor, they are considered successful. As long as they can get paid for working minimum hours and serving in a plush contemporary environment where their words carry weight and power, they are happy. As long as they can tickle folk’s ears, encourage them without rebuking their sins and get rich in the process, they are ecstatic.

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I wonder how happy they will be at the judgment seat of God when He says “Depart from me you lawless, wicked and disobedient sinners. I don’t know you and you never knew me.”

I wonder how happy they will be at the judgment seat of God when God rejects them just as they rejected His Eternal and unchanging Law and His Eternal Way of Salvation in Christ.

I wonder how happy they will be at the judgment seat of God when they discover that their 50 plus years of service in an institutional church was not in service to God but to Satan.

I wonder how happy some of those jokers will be at the judgment seat of God when they discover that their accolades, awards, degrees and time served were all for the devil and not for the glory of God.

I wonder how happy some of those Doctors of Divinity and Doctors of Religious Education will be when they discover at the Judgment seat of God that they are actually ignorant of God’s Word, Way and Will and that their credentials mean nothing to God.

I wonder how happy will those who followed these lying preacher be when they lift their eyes in hell having known the Truth but rejecting it.

How Happy Are You?

(Bishop O.W. Prince)

Special thanks is given to Sister Dori Trammell of Ohio.  It was one of her FaceBook posts that inspired this post.  Thank you my most beloved Sister and Friend.

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE / “IT ISN’T COMPLICATED”

The Master's Table

“Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.” (John 14:21)

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It isn’t complicated. It is really simple. Our love for Father Yahweh is only “real” if we keep His Commandments.

God can see our love for Him by our obedience to Him.

It isn’t complicated. 

REPENT!!!

 

 

 

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