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Holiness Life: The Manifestations of Perverseness in the Church

Ephesians 4:17-19 Amplified
Let’s look at and address how the unawareness of satanic or demonic possession is taking its toll on the church and around the world. I remember in the 70’s, there were those who thought that the charismatic movement was not of God. I use this example to explain why Satan and his demons have been successfully dominating the human race for years. Jesus’ ministry showed us that God sent him also to deliver man from all forms of demonic perverseness. In Jesus' time demons were successful in existing inside the mind and body of individuals. (Matthew 4:23-24, Hebrews 2:14-15) Demons had the ability to bring about many forms of sickness and disease. I think that the church today is more involved in mental and social development and the tolerance of all kinds of sin.  The church today for the most part also believes that by being understanding and patient with demons and demonic activity that the demons would get tired and leave man’s mind that was subject to t…

Corrupt Word Taught by Corrupt People

We must remember on the day of Pentecost, in the upper room, the Holy Spirit CameIntoAll. 
There is no place in the Bible where another Day of Pentecost was asked or sought.  We need to continue working with the Holy Spirit we have already received.  If we continue to use it, it can only get stronger.  The Holy Spirit doesn’t need to get stronger; we just need to use it every day.
Are you reading these, I mean really reading these blogs?
Read this.  What do you make of it when a preacher/teach planted seed; as it is scattered, some of it fell on the road, and birds ate it.  Some fell in the gravel, which sprouted quickly but did not put down roots; so when the sun came up it withered just as quickly.  Some fell in the weeds, as it came up, it was strangled among the weeds and nothing came of it.  Some fell on good earth and came up with a flourish, producing a harvest exceeding his wildest dreams.
Through the Blog, I am communicating the importance of God’s word, which is unfiltered by m…

Eschatology or the Doctrine of Final Things (Things to Come)

Neither the individual Christian character, nor the Christian church as a whole, attains its destined perfection in this life (Romans 8:24).  This perfection is reached in the world to come (I Corinthians 13:10).

Eschatology is the study of the teachings of the Bible concerning the end times, and the period of time dealing with the return of Christ.  Eschatological subjects include the Resurrection, the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Millennium, the Binding of Satan, the Three witnesses, the Final Judgment, Armageddon, and The New Heavens and the New Earth.

Clarity and comprehension regarding the Rapture and its implications to believers and those charged with its teaching is needed.  As stages in the future condition of men, there is to be an intermediate and an ultimate state, both for the righteous and for the wicked. If you believe these events are to come, then we as teachers are called to prepare saints for life, death, and life.  You can't bypass the teaching, nor can you atte…

Thou Art Worthy...(Part 2)

I always do those things which please him.  How often did the Lord Jesus do those things which pleased the Father?  ALWAYS!  That was the nature of the sinlessness of his humanity.  This was the character of his normality.  This was the perfect liberty of God’s son.  We say, I’ll do as I please, and imagine that represents the liberty we enjoy.  “School’s over, I’m not subject to my mom and dad, I’ll do as I please.”  That’s glorious liberty in our human connotation but that was not the liberty, the freedom that was enjoyed by Jesus.  The liberty that the Lord Jesus enjoyed an that liberty which he now gives to you and me was comprehended by the fact that the Lord Jesus was always at liberty to do only those things that pleased his Father.  That is freedom.  He said I've entered into no engagement, I've made no friendship, I've indebted myself to nobody, I’m under no obligation whatever to anybody, anywhere at any time that would make it impossible for me at all times excl…

Thou Art Worthy...(Part 1)

Revelation 4:11 states “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power, For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”
You are worthybecause of the price that was paid by Jesus.To receive glorybecause you are not asking or expecting too much from us to glorify You in character and essence of life. WehonorHis memory and act of faith by having confidence in His teachings and examples. Hispowergives credibility.  In other words, as a part of His creation, you and I as men, were created to please God. Created to act in faith on the complete foolproof plan of God or Blueprint pleases God. Even Christ, well He just happened to be God.  Even Christ pleased not Himself, because man was created to please God (Romans 15:3).  In this there is freedom, which I've not indebted myself to nobody.  I'm under no obligation whatsoever to anybody, anywhere, at any time.  That would make it possible for me at all times exclusively and only to what my Fathe…

Practical Uses of the Doctrine of Decrees

The Word of God uses direct and indirect injunctions. The scriptures urges us to go through research and comprehensive study of every issue looking for the best truth that can apply to any topic.  There are a combination of thoughts that I live by. They are:
Psalm 23: "God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows,   you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Even when the way goes through    Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook  makes me feel secure. You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies.  You revive my drooping head;  my cup brims with blessing. Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I’m back home in the house of God    for the rest of my life." 
Psalm 118: Thank God because he’s good,  because his love never quits. Tell the world, Israel,   “His love never quits.” And you, …

The Decrees of God - Part 4

Divine Wisdom
It is the part of wisdom to proceed in every undertaking according to a plan.  The greater the undertaking, the more needful a plan.  I am working on this every day of my life, I find it pops up in the strangest times and places.  I find listening to the Spirit of God in all things is as necessary as breathing.  So I must write this to let you know I am growing in wisdom.  I must say wisdom, moreover, shows itself in a careful provision for all possible circumstances and emergencies that can arise in the execution of its plan.  Many such circumstances and emergencies are not contemplated and not provided for in the plan of men, is due only to the limitations of human wisdom.  It belongs to infinite wisdom, therefore, not only to have a plan, but to embrace all, even the minutest details, in the plan of the universe.
From the divine immutability, what God does, He always purposed to do.  Unlike us, with Him there is no increase of knowledge or power, such as characterizes f…

The Decrees of God - Part 3

Proof of the Doctrine of Decrees
The Scriptures declare that all things are included in the divine decrees. The declare that special things and events are decreed; as , for example, the stability of the physical universe; the outward circumstances of nations, the length of human life; the mode of our death; the free acts of men, both good acts and evil acts.
They declare that God has decreed the salvation of believers; the establishment of Christ’s Kingdom; the work of Christ and of his people in establishing His works.
Decreeing creation implies decreeing the foreseen results of creation. To meet the objection that God might have foreseen the events of the universe, not because He had decreed each one, but only because He had decreed to create the universe and institute its laws. In eternity, God foresaw that the creation of the world and the institution of its laws would make creation its actual history even to the most insignificant details.
But God decreed to create and to instit…

The Decrees of God - Part 2

As I mentioned before, I'd like to touch on the nature of God's decrees as they relate to our freewill.

The decrees do not lay compulsion or obligation upon the will of man. You still have the will and right to change your original direction by repentance, baptism and receiving the Holy Spirit as outlined in Acts 2:38. By doing so, you concede to putting the established decrees into motion.
God cannot cause sin, or decree to cause it. He simply decrees to create, and himself to act that you will, of your own free choice, commit sin. God determines upon His own acts, foreseeing what the results will be in the free acts of His creature and so he determines those results.
This permissive decree is the only decree of God with respect to sin. Man of himself is capable of producing sin. Of himself man is not capable of producing holiness. For example look at the denominations that stared out standing for a form of human holiness and look at where they are today.
Doctrines that are a…