|Ellen G. White (1827-1915)
Prophecy of New York City. “On one occasion, when in New York City, I was in the night season called upon to behold buildings rising story after story toward heaven. These buildings were warranted to be fireproof, and they were erected to glorify their owners and builders. Higher and still higher these buildings rose, and in them the most costly material was used. Those to whom these buildings belonged were not asking themselves: “How can we best glorify God?” The Lord was not in their thoughts.
I thought: “Oh, that those who are thus investing their means could see their course as God sees it! They are piling up magnificent buildings, but how foolish in the sight of the Ruler of the universe is their planning and devising. They are not studying with all the powers of heart and mind how they may glorify God. They have lost sight of this, the first duty of man.”
As these lofty buildings went up, the owners rejoiced with ambitious pride that they had money to use in gratifying self and provoking the envy of their neighbors. Much of the money that they thus invested had been obtained through exaction, through grinding down the poor. They forgot that in heaven an account of every business transaction is kept; every unjust deal, every fraudulent act, is there recorded. The time is coming when in their fraud and insolence men will reach a point that the Lord will not permit them to pass, and they will learn that there is a limit to the forbearance of Jehovah.
The scene that next passed before me was an alarm of fire. Men looked at the lofty and supposedly fire proof buildings and said: “They are perfectly safe.” But these buildings were consumed as if made of pitch. The fire engines could do nothing to stay the destruction. The firemen were unable to operate the engines.
I am instructed that when the Lord’s time comes, should no change have taken place in the hearts of proud, ambitious human beings, men will find that the hand that had been strong to save will be strong to destroy. No earthly power can stay the hand of God. No material can be used in the erection of buildings that will preserve them from destruction when God’s appointed time comes to send retribution on men for their disregard of His law and for their selfish ambition. (Volume 9 TESTIMONIES TO THE CHURCH, Ellen White p. 11)
Mervyn Maxwell (1896-1970) introduced his incredible insight when studying and translating by finding words that were symbols or numbers that related to other Bible texts in Revelation 8:8,9: And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; Rev 8:9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
At a casual glance, God showed John the disciple of Jesus is seeing something he could not describe in his day. To most this picture brings to mind a Tidal Wave hitting New York City, to destroy, man, land and sea creatures, even part of the ships like a BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE! However God has placed his signature in riddles, knowing the devil is out to deceive the very elect!
When Mervyn Maxwell wrote GOD CARES II, and my son and I found this 2002, this one sentence paragraph it may grab you too!
Revelation 8:8,9 The second angel sounding the trumpet of destructive “warnings” is “Comparable to a Third World army entering Washington [D.C.] and setting fire to the Pentagon and White House.”
NOT A UFO OR ASTEROID COMING BUT ANGELS GATHERING TO BRING US HOME! Praise the Lord, for mass, does attract mass. Like a man connects to His Wife, the Bridegroom is coming and those who have not put on their Robe of His Righteousness, will not be invited to the Reception and Wedding Supper of the Lamb to His Bride.
“And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. Rev 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.” The wedding of the Bridegroom and His Bride, His Church is over.
Well, unless “we” ”all” repent and put away the besetting sin, that keeps us out of heaven, by denying His will, and His Holy Spirit, in the Law written by His Own Finger. We will not be invited to Wedding Feast in Heaven, with the chance to see Jesus picking His first grape, to eat, since the Passover Feast in the Upper Room.
Maybe a little “fear of God” might make some knees tremble as it does me. But God ‘Bless you all who come in the name of the Lord!
On the basis of two voices coming from how God has led us in the past, both the male and female authors were, I believe, anointed by God to be part of many men, and woman, now having visions and dreams and it is the youth who will finish the work of God, and bring the fathers back to Jesus, to see, we do not want to recrucify Jesus, so we can live in OPEN SIN AGAINST HIM.
The Bible needs at least two witnesses to truth, but these two, stand with Rabbi Jonathan Chan, John the Revelator, and every other prophet and prophetess in the Bible, who supports Jesus Christ, as the Head of His Church. A Jew: What will we do with Jew, who eats kosher, drains the blood of the animal and eats what most men would consider an unfit slice of beef with no flavor?
Jesus will come, when we say, “Blessed is he/she who comes in the Name of the lord.” But not before, we stop trying to silence HIS VOICE….Jesus is alive and well. He wants no more slaying of animals for a sacrifice to Him. He would rather have obedience, than any kind of wasteful sacrifice of his animals that he loves like his own pets.
Category: Bible Riddle
I Will Never Leave You Or Forsake You. . .quite a promise!
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5)
If my conversation covets to be closer to Jesus, I want the world to know, “He will never leave you or forsake you.” The only problem I see, is if I open the door and let Him come into my heart on daily basis. Starting the day with the Holy Spirit, ends up a lot better than day without it! This I know for sure! lol
Adultery, walking away from God, in a study from our Jewish roots, when I love you is not enough!
Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? (James 2:7)
The camel’s nose is a metaphor for a situation where the permitting of a small, seemingly
innocuous act will open the door for larger, clearly undesirable actions.
THIS IS A MUST READ FOR EVERY HUMAN BEING THAT WISHES TO STAND IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD!
Why would you support the 7th Commandment of God? I asked Carol.
Covenant is when you are in agreement with a person or God to relate to each other in such a way that you would never want to hurt the other entity. And it is for protection. And you will come to my aid and I will come to yours that is the worldly concept. I’ll come to your aid, you will come to mine. In the spiritual realm we connect with God and we say everything you tell us to do, we will do. And God says, “I accept you and I will be in covenant with you and protect you.”
Because it has to do with our covenant with God, the marriage is the closest thing that comes to what we have with God Almighty. So when the covenant is broken by adultery, it is also equated in scripture with the idea of God being our Bridegroom and we breaking covenant with Him. Idolatry and adultery are similar in that breaking covenant with God is adultery. It is the same principal as breaking our covenant with God by worshiping idols. In Isaiah God calls us His Bride, who has
broken covenant with God, like a marriage. When two people agree in marriage to forsake all others, they become one in agreement with God to forsake all others, and this is the spiritual marriage of two believers in God. Marriage is what God does, when He tells us, we are to have that kind of relationship with Him, forsaking all others.
I support marriage. I am against adultery because we are breaking our promise to God. If we break covenant with God on this earth, we are breaking covenant in the spiritual realm. We are told to not commit adultery, because it goes back to the original covenant made with man. Back to the Garden of Eden, when God created man He breathed into Adam, His breath of life. Adam became a created being in the image of God. That was Gods covenant with Adam.
Then the next covenant is when God takes part of Adam to make Eve, together they are one. So now we have an extension of the first covenant God made with Adam now includes Eve. In a perfect world, God keeps everyone in the terms of His covenant. When Eve committed adultery to God, by believing Satan, she no longer had Gods protection. When Adam committed adultery to God, by following Eve’s lead, he no longer had God’s protection.
When male or female commit adultery against God. That female or male is walking away from the protection of God. . . .and His covenant to protect, defend, care and feed them.
If human beings choose to commit adultery they are doing something far more reaching than just
their family. They are breaking covenant with God. That is why we need to get back to the idea: Our Covenant with God is connected by our marriage, because in the Garden of Eden God made the marriage. He was part of His Covenant with Adam and Eve to protect them. This was not just a marriage between two people, is was God, Man and Woman.
Unknowingly or unwittingly, without thought, without caring, without connecting all the dots, man commits adultery and he or she is actually breaking covenant with God. How can we put that in human terms. We can’t put it in human terms, because every marriage Blessed by God is a promise to not forsake God and our relationship as becoming one flesh with each other and Him.
“Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?” (James 2:7) Therefore, when we commit adultery against our spouse, we are committing adultery against God. So in our broken relationship with our spouse, our sin is against God. When we say, “Do not they blaspheme that worthy name. . . .the names of God are many. He is Our Provider, El Shaddi, Our Healer is Jehovah Ropha, Our Comforter, The Holy Spirit is Haruach Codesh, God with us is Immanuel. We step out from under the Huppa, or the covering of God’s protection.
When Sari broke covenant with God and offered her handmaiden to Abram, Abram committed
spiritual adultery against God’s plan, and adultery against his wife. The whole covenant for Sari to be the mother of Abrams seed was broken. So we see the principal in this story of cause and effect. Adultery, breaking covenant with God and man, was sin and created a need for a blood sacrifice. “Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.” It was sin, against God, to disobey God’s plan for Abram. However God sent a lamb for the blood sacrifice of Isaac Abrams son, that foreshadowed the coming of Jesus, until He appeared and did the blood sacrifice, once and for all.
This does not give us permission to break the covenant, or change the covenant made between God and man that was restated at Mount Sinai. “He who thinks to change the times and laws of God and denies His Prophets” is rebelling and vexing the Holy Spirit of God. (Isaiah 63:10). This is why I am against adultery. I see the seventh Commandment of God, complementing, completing, and revealing the picture of God’s character and relationship with humankind.
In allowing His Son, to purchase our freedom of choice and die, Jesus becomes our Redeemer.
The Mystery of God, is complete. The warning today is: “Do not commit adultery.” Do not break covenant with God and man. Or you will lose your Provider, Healer, Comforter, Holy Spirit, and God with us. Your choice between God and not god, is determined if will you accept the covenant with God, made on Mount Sinai and Calvary.
You have made it clear around the circle, from the Garden of Eden, to the Garden of Gethsemane. Do you wish to restore the covenant relationship, by not committing adultery against God? Do you really want to commit adultery, walk away from His protection, His healing, Divine Intervention, Angels, Prophets, and completeness of God and all Heaven offers?
When we say, “I don’t have faith” in some respects that is true…because when we say or
confess, with our mouth, “I don’t believe God can do it.” We are doubting God’s power to heal, God’s power to cleanse us from the sins we confess, God’s desire to be our provider, God’s power to be our protector, God’s power to be our defender, and the blood sacrifice of Jesus means nothing to us! We have rebelled and blasphemed the name of God, Jesus and vexed His Holy Spirit.
The sin of doubt came to the Children of Israel, as a curse at Kadesh Barnea. Standing at the River Jordan, the Children of Israel were ready to cross over to the other side. They saw a giant cluster of grapes, that took two men to carry them. They heard the stories of the milk and honey. They were ready to cross over until ten spies came out of the Promised Land and said “And there are Giants in the Land!”
These fearful spies said, “We can’t cross over without swords, arms and weapons.” They doubted . . .
Gods ability to lead them out of the desert! They had been protected from heat, cold, scorpions, snakes and venomous spiders. God had preserved them by making a nutritious grain, to boil, or bake into bread. They had no disease until they sinned against God, committed adultery against God and then came the plagues of snakes and sickness. Their clothes and shoes did not wear out. They associated the desert as a safe place, as long as they obeyed God.
They forget God and His angels were the holy ones protecting millions in the desert, providing water for millions of people and animals, without guns, swords or ammo. God vindicated His ability to do a miracle of vast importance! How can you feed a million in a desert, making grain, they were not to gather on the seventh day they were to rest and be Thankful to God for providing water to millions of people and their animals!
Fast forward today, Nations are angry, Eboli, ISIS, the world going to heck and hell in a hand
basket, drought, famine, locust, floods, volcanoes, plagues, microbes, earthquakes and fear of terrorists. What is there about God you don’t understand? Let me remind you of Caleb and Joshua. Caleb said, “We can do it! Let’s cross over its better on the other side.” And, the punishment for the doubters was to wander around in circles for the next forty years. Those who doubted did not pass over to the other side. Not one of that generation would go into the Promised Land except Caleb and Joshua.
“Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?” (James 2:7) In Greek blasphemeo, is to vilify; specifically to speak impiously: – (speak) blaspheme (-er, -mously, -my), defame, rail on, revile, speak evil. And that is what you do to Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, when you want to commit adultery against God. The Holy Spirit allows us to take direct revelation from God, direct counsel from God, from Gods Throne in heaven. And when we vilify, blaspheme, speak badly about the Holy Spirit and don’t accept his role, as our counselor, guide and teacher, we cut ourselves off from God. We commit adultery and idolatry. That is saying our wisdom, our counsel is better than God. We know best. And we find ourselves like Satan. “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Isaiah 14:13-14)
And this one sin of denying the Holy Spirit, denying His counsel, prevents us from crowning Jesus
as our King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Adultery and blaspheme are a sin God cannot forgive. That is, after all, why we are here in this great controversy between good and evil. Who is your King?
“Awesome” Carol said, and “Thank You Lord for giving us that revelation of why we don’t want to commit adultery.”
The voice of a Bridesmaid. . .holding her little light in her hand…is growing old.
The LORD asked Cain, “Why are you so upset? Why are you depressed? If you do what is appropriate, you’ll be accepted, won’t you? But if you don’t do what is appropriate, sin is crouching near your doorway, turning toward you. However, you must take dominion over it.” (Genesis 4:6-7).
Cain immensely disliked the slaughter of animals. Cain was judged by God, as not doing the acceptable thing, of bringing the right sacrifice of a lamb. His sensitive nature, preferred to offer vegetables, as his gift to God. The blood, the bleeding, the killing was offensive to a man, eating vegetables, as preflood men were taught to eat nuts, fruits, and grains. The eating of meat, came after the flood, and that meat was to be drained of all blood. Sin, in the Old Testament required a blood sacrifice, to appease GOD.
Then God came down to die for all who would follow Him, in self sacrifice, in integrity, in love for their fellow man, but man began to fear God, and in the human mind, God would stop the destructive judgments, volcanoes, sin, if their sacrifice of humans lives, would appease an angry God, than their lives would be free from wind, hail, drought and destruction. Destruction can only come from the hand of Lucifer. . .or his agents.
Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, because this is my blood of the new covenant that is being poured out for many people for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:27-28)
GOD DIED, showing us the way TO LIFE. . .a non combatant, non complaining sacrifice. Dying like a lamb taken to the slaughter, rather than fight. . . he left his blood, living blood, as the gift, of LIFE, ETERNAL LIFE, for His Bride, His Church, who learn how to follow the FISHER OF MEN, WOMEN, and CHILDREN….to the death . . .defending their beliefs. . . that death is a sleep, like Jesus in the Tomb for two nights, a REST.
I would like to dedicate this photo from space, HER, THE CHURCH, weary and tired of being the SACRIFICE. . .the ones in the world, who give up their life, in defending NO MORE BLOOD SACRIFICE……because DEATH has no sting….to the ONE who believes, they are covered by the BLOOD OF CHRIST, when they follow the Lamb, to be a living sacrifice.
How are Christians different than a Jihadist? JIHAD are willing to KILL IN THE NAME OF THEIR GOD…….CHRISITANS CANNOT KILL, because the death of Christ, makes us all brothers and sisters in OUR GOD. DYING IN CHRIST, is to follow His example….like the Jews to the slaughter, like lambs to the slaughter……dying for their belief……to obey is better than sacrifice….THE LAMB OF GOD.
In defending our right to live on this earth….to be aware of sin to immensely dislike sin….to be aware of our generous, loving God who died for us….Jesus has become our best friend…..Will we then….lay down our life, for Him?
The old lady in the sky, holding unto the light she has, in hand, in her heart….is troubled with war, that divides and conquers land, when she The Bride, understands, God looks at the heart, Man looks at the outward appearance…..and God does not ask, IF THE HEART, belongs to which color man or woman…..
No wonder The Bride is anxiously awaiting the return of Her Bridegroom, like an Old Lady, in the Sky….she holds in the palm of her hand, the little light, like a virgin, a Bridesmaid….hoping God will see her plight…in the darkest days of the earths history.
When will He come? Jesus says, “You shall not see me, Your Bridegroom, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the NAME OF THE LORD.'”
WILL THE CHURCH RECOGNIZE THE BRIDE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD LIKE A BRIDESMAID TO THE WEDDING?
That thing on her head, does it looks like the hat of Mrs. Santa Claus?
Is she like an elf with big ears, listening to hear…..who is naughty and nice?
Will Jesus come to your house, THIS YEAR?
Are we ready to receive OUR REWARD…WHEN HE COMES?
Why is she so intently looking at the LIGHT?
I have more questions, than insight! This display of LIGHTS IN THE SKY…I believe will never end…with this creative friend…who can move mountains…to prove….HIS REIN WILL NEVER END…..AND HIS CREATIVE BENT…means we haven’t seen nothing YET!
We’ve only see a SHADOW…of WHAT HE HAS PLANNED NEXT….to occur in the SKY….as He brings His reward with Him….a covey of angels….a living choir….a light in the darkness of the sky…growing brighter….by far…than other light….yet it comes like DARK FEARFUL CLOUD…AND ASTEROID ON FIRE….TOWARDS THE EARTH FROM THE EAST…APPARENTLY GOING TO DESTROY….as the false prophets…repeat…we will ALL DIE….AN INSTANT DEATH…and return to primordial slime….to grow again…from the cell, to a human life…form…that an uncaring, wicked, angel, can DESTROY AGAIN….using the weather, science and fiction…to describe this UNKIND GOD….named Jesus….
If you believe the lies of Satan….and his angels…there is NO HOPE…for mankind!
If you believe, God will bring a liar, into heaven, to start this war over HIS GOVERNMENT again….you must think HE IS REALLY DIZZY, DOPY AND DUMB!
Jesus knew He had the power to destroy Lucifer….soon after the cross….when Lucifer was behind the slaughter of an innocent “man”.…Lucifer knew exactly what he was doing….speaking into the ear of religious leader…that ONE MAN MIGHT DIE….so we could save our own life…..and the lives or our children…
We are in DANGER, of becoming LIKE THE JEWS…who thought the DEATH OF ONE MAN….would CURE US FROM HAVING DEATH COME TO US……but death IS THE CURSE OF SIN….our only course of action….IN THE LAST DAYS…is to DIE TO SELF…and LET THE RISEN CHRIST…STAND UP….to DEFEND THOSE WHO DEFEND HIS GOVERNMENT...that is not of this world...
HER THE CHURCH, is growing old, like the ones who forget, the price He paid, to bring us home!
(This old lady wants no part in forgetting what Jesus has done for me…I want no part in hanging Him upon a cross…for my sins. I would rather obey the Government of God, and LET JESUS LIVE! I would rather die like the man on Tienanmen Square in China, who took on a Armored TANK….GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!)
“Not everyone who keeps saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will get into the kingdom from heaven, but only the person who keeps doing the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name, drove out demons in your name, and performed many miracles in your name, didn’t we?'(Matthew 7:21-22)
What is the SIGN OF A CHRISTIAN? Do the will of My Father.
“Stop judging, so that you won’t be judged, because the way that you judge others will be the way that you will be judged, and you will be evaluated by the standard with which you evaluate others. (Matthew 7:1-2)
THE RED HORSE is in Ebook form at the web site: decodingbibleprophecy.com it is simple book of pictures, teaching the riddles…of the last message…to our world in crisis….including 9-11-2001. . .in the New Testament.
If We Shun the Cross, We Lose Eternal Life
“He that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:38. KJV
“Those who take up a cross stands for great commitment – being willing to die for something.” NIJV Bible Commentary
“There can be only two classes. . . .And all who place themselves on the side of the disloyal are standing under Satan’s black banner, and are charged with rejecting and despitefully using Christ. They are charged with deliberately crucifying the Lord of life and glory.” Ellen G. White quote
“He who shuns the cross shuns the reward promised to the faithful.” Ellen G. White quote
“Look to Calvary until your heart melts at the amazing love of the Son of God. He left nothing undone that fallen man might be elevated and purified. And shall we not confess Him? Will the religion of Christ degrade its receiver? – No: it will be no degradation to follow in the footsteps of the Man of Calvary. Day by day let us sit at the feet of Jesus, and learn of Him, that in our conversation, our conduct, our dress, and in all our affairs, we may reveal the fact that Jesus is ruling and reigning over us. God calls upon us to walk in a path that has been cast up for the ransomed of the lord; we are not to walk in the world. We are to surrender all to God, and confess Christ before men. . . .” Ellen G. White quote
“He that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” Day by day we are to deny self, to lift the cross and follow in the footsteps of the Master. . . .” Ellen G. White quote
“I am glad that the day of probation is not closed. Let us in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth fall on the Rock and be broken By meekness, by love, by a holy conversation, by a compassionate spirit, confess Christ to others. O that we might come into a postion where He might reveal His glory as it was revelaed in Jerusalem when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the people.” Ellen G.White quote
“The cross of Calvary is to us the pledge of everlasting life.” Ellen G.White quote
Comment by Connie
Meekness? 1. mild, showing mildness or quietness of nature 2. cowed, showing mildness or quietness of nature
In love, by a holy conversaton, by a compassionate spirit. This is how I confess Christ to others? I might as well say, I am a weak sheep, not strong, not wise, in need of His Holy Spirit, and the compassion of Jesus Christ, who promises to lead me like a good shepherd, towards my heavenly home. This is humbling, to admit, I need something more than I see inside me! Compare me to Jesus? No, I don’t think so! Lay down my life for my friend? Maybe Jesus is the only one I truly could lay down my for? Suicide would not convince a soul to follow Jesus. Living is much harder, than dying! LOL So, this servant finds living is the challenge!
And that means, to me, I have to go outside and take time weeding my own garden. Looking at what God has given me to do! And there are the peaches, waiting to be canned, or eaten, or frozen. Will it be a long winter?Will this peach, taste especially delightful, then. Then, the waiting will have a happy ending. And better yet to share a bowl of peaches with a friend. Anticipation of community? Works for me. However did I get from “a cross” to a peach?
DOES OBAMA CARE?
God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more than, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. (Romans 5:8,9)
Christ has made reconciliation for sin, and has borne all its ignominy, reproach, and punishment; and yet while bearing sin, He has brought in everlasting righteousness, so that the believer is spotless before God. . .
But there are many who claim to be children of God who are resting their hope upon other dependencies, rather than on the blood of Christ alone.When urged to rest their faith wholly upon Christ as complete Saviour, many reveal the fact that they have faith in something that they think they can do. They say, “I have a great deal to do before I can be fit to come to Christ.” Another says, “When I have done to the uttermost all that I can do, then the Lord Jesus will come to my help.” They image that they have a great deal to do themselves to save their own souls, and that Jesus will come in and piece out that part which is lacking, and give the finishing stroke to their salvation. These poor souls will not be strong in God until they accept Christ as a complete Saviour. They can add nothing to their salvation.
The Israelites were required to sprinkle the door-posts with the blood of slain lamb, in order that then the angel of death passed through the land, they might escape destruction. Bu if instead of doing this simple act of faith and obedience, they had barricaded the door, and taken every precaution to keep the destroying angel out, their pains would have been in vain. . . .When the blood was seen upon the door-post, it was enough. The salvation of the house was assured. So it is in the work of salvation; it is the blood of Jesus Christ that cleanseth from all sin.
“Through the merits of His blood, you may overcome very spiritual foe, and remedy every defect of character.”
ELLEN WHITE QUOTE: Comment by Connie
Spiritual warfare takes the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit in you, that bows down to Jesus, weak as sheep, He invites us into HIS HOUSE, under His protection, like the Good Shepherd He is.
It is in our spiritual life, that we fight with unseen foes, that Jesus conquered at the cross!
WE ARE NOT TO GLORY IN OURSELVES
But let them that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord. Jeremiah 9:24
All boasting of merit in ourselves is out of place.
The command is not, Let him that glorieth glory in himself, but in God. . . .There is, then, no ground for men to take glory to themselves. For every blessing which they enjoy, for every good quality which they possess, they are indebted to the grace of Christ. None should exalt themselves as as possessing wisdom or righteousness. . . .
Those who have the deepest experience in the things of God are the farthest removed from pride or self exaltation. They have the humblest thought of self, and the most exalted conceptions of the glory and excellence of Christ. . . .When we have our eyes fixed upon heaven, and have clear views of the character of Christ, we shall exalt the Lord God in our hearts.
As on becomes acquainted with the history of the Redeemer, he discovers in himself serious defects; his unlikeness to Christ is so great that he/she sees the necessity for radical changes in their life. Still they study with a desire to become like his great Exemplar. He catches the looks, the spirit, of he beloved Master. By beholding . . .he/she we become changed into the same image.
It is not by looking away from Him that we imitate the life of Jesus, but by talking of Him, by dwelling upon His perfections, by seeking to refine the taste and elevate the character, by trying through faith and love, and by earnest, persevering effort, to approach the perfect Pattern. By having a knowledge of Christ, – His words, His habits, and His lessons of instruction, – we borrow the virtues of the character we have so closely studied, and become imbued with the spirit we have so much admired. Jesus becomes to us “the chiefest among then thousand,” and the One “altogether lovely.”
Those jealous of happy Christians do not know their feels of inhibitions, in thinking, they are not good enough, as they continually compare themselves to Christ, they feel He is the standard, how can he/she/ we/they possibly attain perfection? The closer I come to Christ, the more imperfect I see myself, the more unworthy to speak for him, the less I want to talk about myself. This humbling comes in the challenge to be more like Jesus. Who can rightly represent such love, compassion and patience?
These people are prosperous and might make others think, they have something you want, but it cannot be purchased. They cannot give you what they have, because it is the Holy Spirit, the joy of knowing someone, much better than they are.
BY CHRIST’S BLOOD WE BODLY ENTER THE MOST HOLY
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh. (Hebrews 10:29,30)
Christ was nailed to the cross between the third and sixth hour, that is between nine and twelve o’clock. In the afternoon He died. This was the hour of the evening sacrifice. Then the veil of the temple, that which hid God’s glory from the view of the congregation of Israel, was rent in twain from top to bottom.
Through Christ the hidden glory of the holy of holies was to stand revealed. He had suffered death for every man, and by this offering, the sons of men were to become the sons of God. With open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, believers in Christ were to be changed into the same image, from glory to glory. The mercy seat, upon which the glory of God rested in the holiest of all, is opened to all who accept Christ as the propitiation for sin, and through its medium, they are brought into fellowship with God. The veil is rent, the partition of walls broken down, the handwriting of ordinances [no more lambs had to be slain] cancelled. By virtue of His blood the enmity is abolished. [If we will freely accept the free gift of salvation.]
The simple story of the cross of Christ, His suffering and dying for the world, His resurrection and ascension, His mediation in the sinner’s behalf before the Father, subdues and breaks the hard and sinful heart, and brings the sinner to repentance. The Holy Spirit sets the matter before him in a new light, and the sinner realizes that sin must be a tremendous evil to cost such a sacrifice to atone for it. . . . How grievous must sin be that no less a remedy than the death of the Son of God could save man from the consequences of his guilt. Why was this done in behalf of man? – It was because God loved him, and was not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance, believe in Jesus as a personal Saviour, and have life eternal.
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Comment by Connie: Some have made many stumbling blocks to climb over for Christians! And now many are becoming stumbling blocks themselves, by not understanding, whose blood, is the only blood, that can save us to the utmost! His name is Jesus. All who call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved. Romans 10:13
This is why, in the last days, no one can die, for someone else. We are choosing who we worship, by who we follow. Jesus says, “If, you follow me, I will make you fishers of men.”
There are many creatures in the “Sea of Life,” and we all have our ship, and we do not want to make “shipwreck” of our faith! We cling unto the Holy Spirit, that puts “oil’ in our Lamps, His words bring “Joy” the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Oil is a symbol of joy! Joy is the gift of the Holy Spirit! For me it is knowing, the death of Jesus, brings joy to the sad face, it brings health to the heart. He is no longer crying, He is coming to receive His Children, those He purchased to be with Him, when He said to His Father, “That they may be with me, that where I am they may be also.”
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovest me before the foundation of the world.
O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.(John 17:24-26).
This is what makes unity.
His blessing on all who come in His Name! To study the Bible is the highest form of worship. When it is opened pray for the Holy Spirit, to lead you into all truth, and receive the joy of the oil of being annointed with His Holy Spirit. You are saved by the blood of Lamb, Jesus Christ, own it, love, appreciate God’s favor.
Bible Riddle #1: Name of the Rider on the White Horse
Can you keep the stones from flying and crying out of the volcanoes? Can you predict or hide from earthquakes? Can you tell God when to make it rain or not rain? Have you control of lighting and tornadoes? I HOLD MY PEACE WITH GOD!
“And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” (Luke_19:40)
I rest my case: I watch God reveal YOUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE, purchased by his own blood, as you mock His Son and destroy His Prophets, like the ancient Jews did some 2,000 years ago. Have you forgotten the HOLOCAUST? Did GOD save the JEWS from the ovens of AUSCHWITZ? Why should He save you when you mock His name? Can you stop the solar flares? The wrath of God is upon a world that rejects his name and mocks Him?
The rider on the WHITE HORSE has a name that no one knows but himself. Revelation 19:11-12
Can you solve the Bible riddle?