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  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon :: Morning and Evening

    04/16/2014 10:02:58 AM PDT · by redleghunter · 5 replies
    Blue Letter Bible.org ^ | April 16, 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    Morning and Evening Charles H. Spurgeon April 16, 2014 Morning Reading The precious blood of Christ. —1 Peter 1:19 Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands, and feet, and side, all distilling crimson streams of precious blood. It is "precious" because of its redeeming and atoning efficacy. By it the sins of Christ's people are atoned for; they are redeemed from under the law; they are reconciled to God, made one with Him. Christ's blood is also "precious" in its cleansing power; it "cleanseth from all sin." "Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as...
  • Dissenting Priest Defies Church of England's Teaching on Marriage, 'Marries' his Homosexual Paramour

    04/15/2014 8:04:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    A practicing homosexual priest has defied the Church of England's ban on homosexual and lesbian clergy marrying by wedding his longtime male homosexual companion. The 58-year-old Canon Jeremy Pemberton, a divorced hospital chaplain, wed his long-term homosexual paramour, 51-year-old Laurence Cunnington, this past weekend. A leading member of the church's faithful wing has called for discipline of any clergy seen to be veering from Christian orthodoxy concerning marriage and warned of a "crisis" if the leadership failed to take action.LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The couple predict that they will be the first of many homosexual clergy to marry....
  • Obama picks gay bishop to wrap Easter Prayer Breakfast with invocation

    04/15/2014 9:08:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast...
  • Gay Anglican priest marries his boyfriend. He'll be the first of many

    04/12/2014 4:52:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/12/2014 | Damian Thompson
    Well, that didn't take long. As my colleague Edward Malnick reports, the first gay Church of England priest – a canon, no less – today married his boyfriend. Canon Jeremy Pemberton, 58, a divorced hospital chaplain and father of five, wed his long-term partner Laurence Cunnington, 51. We're not told where, but obviously it wasn't in an C of E church. That's against the law. But they may well be able to have their marriage blessed in church because that's only "against the rules" as opposed to illegal.Campaigners predicted that Canon Pemberton would be the first of many. I think they're...
  • Homofascist Tyranny

    04/11/2014 9:33:26 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 4-9-14 | Michael Voris
    Homofascist Tyranny The tyranny of homofascism must be opposed By Michael Voris The Vortex April 9, 2014 Grab a pen and write the word down as quickly as you can and start using it everywhere – the word is .. homofascists .. as in homofascism. A working definition you ask? How’s this for starters? Homofascism – “a way of organizing a society in which homosexualists impose their agenda with which no one is allowed to disagree or have any appeal to the contrary without being subjected to severe consequences of ridicule, slander, libel, fines, public demonstrations, distortions, denial of free...
  • Preaching the Book God Wrote, Part 3

    04/10/2014 11:51:24 AM PDT · by redleghunter · 6 replies
    Grace To You ^ | December 08, 2009 | John MacArthur
    (continued from Part 2) 5. How did the preacher's message begin? The message began as a true word from God and was given as truth because God's purpose was to transmit truth. It was ordered by God as truth and was delivered by God's Spirit in cooperation with holy men who received it with exactly the pure quality that God intended (2 Pet. 1:20-21). It was received as Scriptura inerrantis by the prophets and apostles, i.e., without wandering from Scripture's original formulation in the mind of God. Inerrancy then expresses the quality with which the writers of our canon received...
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon :: Morning and Evening

    04/10/2014 11:44:54 AM PDT · by redleghunter · 5 replies
    Blue Letter Bible.org ^ | April 10, 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    Morning and Evening Charles H. Spurgeon April 10, 2014 Morning Reading The place which is called Calvary. —Luke 23:33 The hill of comfort is the hill of Calvary; the house of consolation is built with the wood of the cross; the temple of heavenly blessing is founded upon the riven rock-riven by the spear which pierced His side. No scene in sacred history ever gladdens the soul like Calvary's tragedy. "Is it not strange, the darkest hour That ever dawned on sinful earth, Should touch the heart with softer power, For comfort, than an angel's mirth? That to the Cross...
  • United Methodist Church Group Sends $443,750 to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    04/09/2014 9:11:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Methodist Health Care Ministries whose logo claims they are serving humanity to honor God is giving money to the nation’s top abortion provider Planned Parenthood. Methodist Healthcare Ministries (unitedmethodistchurchMHM) is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing medical, dental and health-related human services to low-income families and the uninsured in South Texas. The mission of the organization is “Serving Humanity to Honor God” by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Southwest Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church. MHM is one-half owner of the Methodist Healthcare System – the largest healthcare...
  • HOLY

    04/08/2014 7:29:12 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-8-14 | jedediah
    My substance is eternal yet Holy in that its "consistency" changes everything it touches into eternal life that receives my promise and it is then the blessings of Melchizedek are released and "all" matter is then "transfigured" into Me ( Jesus) Acts 17:28-29 28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring. 29 Since then we are God’s offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, [of the nature of] a representation by...
  • Vatican displays Bible that traveled to moon, and oldest Gospel on record

    04/05/2014 5:31:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 4-05-14
    Between the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical texts in the world, and this microfilm, which contains the Bible and traveled to the moon on board Apollo 14, there is a 2,000-year span. Both pieces are intended to show the uniqueness of the Bible. They're part of the "Verbum Domini” exhibit, which includes 150 other precious artifacts. CARY L. SUMMERS Museum of the Bible, Oklahoma City (USA) "The technology that we have today that didn't exist many years ago, we're able to look at the writing underneath writings, For example in this collection, it's called the Climaci Rescriptus, and in...
  • Selangor, Christians demand Islamic authorities return confiscated Bibles

    04/05/2014 3:27:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | 4/5/2014
    The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) together with the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) are appealing to the Selangor administrative authorities to return the 300 copies of the Bible confiscated earlier this year by the Islamic Department (Jais) . Its chairman Reverend Dr Eu Hong Seng said the CFM is disappointed with the state government's attempt to "wash its hands" of the Jais raid at the BSM premises on January 2 and the seizure of more than 300 Bibles in Bahasa Malaysia (Al-Kitab) and Iban (Bup Kudus). "The fact remains that Jais had acted under powers purportedly given to it...
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon :: Morning and Evening

    04/04/2014 11:45:53 AM PDT · by redleghunter · 3 replies
    Blue Letter Bible.Org ^ | April 4, 2014 | Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    Morning and Evening Charles H. Spurgeon April 4, 2014 Morning Reading For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. —2 Corinthians 5:21 Mourning Christian! why weepest thou? Art thou mourning over thine own corruptions? Look to thy perfect Lord, and remember, thou art complete in Him; thou art in God's sight as perfect as if thou hadst never sinned; nay, more than that, the Lord our Righteousness hath put a divine garment upon thee, so that thou hast more than the righteousness of...
  • Preaching the Book God Wrote, Part 2

    04/03/2014 10:22:22 AM PDT · by redleghunter · 5 replies
    Grace To You ^ | December 07, 2009 | John MacArthur
    John MacArthur INERRANCY, EXEGESIS AND EXPOSITION Postulates and Propositions Let me propose five logically sequential postulates that introduce and undergird my main propositions. These five ideas also establish the true biblical basis for the doctrine of inerrancy: 1. God is (Gen 1:1; Pss 14, 53; Heb 11:6). 2. God is true (Exod 34:6; Num 23:19; Deut 32:4; Pss 25:10, 31:6; Isa 65:16; Jer 10:8, 10:11; John 14:6, 17:3; Titus 1:2; Heb 6:18; 1 John 5:20, 21). 3. God speaks in harmony with His nature (Num 23:19; 1 Sam 15:29; Rom 3:4; 2 Tim 2:13; Titus 1:2; Heb 6:18). 4. God...
  • Morning and Evening Charles H. Spurgeon

    04/03/2014 10:04:50 AM PDT · by redleghunter · 2 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | April 3, 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    Morning and Evening Charles H. Spurgeon April 3, 2014 Morning Reading They took Jesus, and led Him away. —John 19:16 He had been all night in agony, He had spent the early morning at the hall of Caiaphas, He had been hurried from Caiaphas to Pilate, from Pilate to Herod, and from Herod back again to Pilate; He had, therefore, but little strength left, and yet neither refreshment nor rest were permitted Him. They were eager for His blood, and therefore led Him out to die, loaded with the cross. O dolorous procession! Well may Salem's daughters weep. My soul,...
  • Belfast City Council to Invite Pope Francis to the City

    04/03/2014 6:29:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    BBC ^ | 4/1/14
    The motion was passed by 30 votes to zero, with unionists abstainingCouncillors in Belfast have voted in favour of inviting the Pope to the city. The proposal was backed by Sinn Féin, the SDLP and Alliance, but unionists councillors abstained. Earlier this year, the Irish senate unanimously voted to invite Pope Francis for an official visit. Pope Francis is due to meet the Queen on Thursday, and unionists argued it would be appropriate for her and the government to issue such an invitation. DUP councillor Lee Reynolds said the motion presented by the SDLP "was essentially an election stunt and...
  • What methods do Amish leaders use to deal with inward sins when the youth return after Rumspringa?

    04/02/2014 8:25:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 77 replies
    4/2/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    After Rumspringa (running around) is over, the Amish young person returns after being gone for two years, and agrees to live according to the Amish ordnung (rules for living) pertaining to clothing, trnasportation, electrical appliances/power, etc, how do Amish bishops, ministers and deacons deal with the inward person(s) that none can see? Which is a greater threat to an Amish person's salvation - the "English" or the carnal man/sinful nature that we (Christian or non-Christian still possess and have to deal with until we are are glorified in heaven? The Apostle Paul: I do the things that I don't want...
  • Theologian: Christian Leaders Fooled by Noah Film as biblical

    04/01/2014 3:17:20 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 23 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 1 April 2014 | John Nolte
    Dr. Brian Mattson, a theologian with a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of Aberdeen who now serves as Senior Scholar of Public Theology for the Center for Cultural Leadership, has written a scathing review of Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" that takes special aim at the numerous Christian leaders who endorsed a film "direct from Kabbalist and Gnostic sources" that has zero to do with the Bible. "This was a thoroughly pagan retelling of the Noah story direct from Kabbalist and Gnostic sources," Mattson writes.
  • The C of E: Gayer, Grayer … & Going Away?

    03/31/2014 7:29:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 3/29/14 | Rod Dreher
    Damian Thompson of the Telegraph writes that legalized gay marriage, which just arrived in England and Wales, could finally be the thing that breaks the weakened Church of England. He cites a suffragan Anglican bishop saying that even though the Church officially does not accept same-sex marriage, that priests can and will “creatively” defy Church order. Excerpt: How will Archbishop Justin Welby respond? ”I think the church has reacted by fully accepting that it’s the law, and should react on Saturday by continuing to demonstrate in word and action, the love of Christ for every human being,” he told the...
  • Clergy Should Defy Church's 'Morally Outrageous' Gay Marriage Ban, Says Bishop [Anglican]

    03/30/2014 6:33:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/28/14 | John Bingham
    Bishop of Buckingham says gay priests should marry despite orders not to and claims several serving bishops are themselves in same-sex partnerships, urging them to go public for the sake of 'honesty and truthfulness' Gay clergy should follow their conscience and defy the Church of England’s restrictions on same-sex marriage, a prominent bishop has said as the most radical change ever made to the legal definition of marriage in Britain comes into force. The Rt Rev Alan Wilson, the Bishop of Buckingham, said priests should be “creative” to get around restrictions on blessings for same-sex couples and that gay clergy...
  • The Church of England will mount no more resistance to gay marriage among churchgoers

    03/29/2014 3:05:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 3/28/2014 | Michael Petek
    “The Archbishop of Canterbury has signalled that the Church of England will mount no more resistance to gay marriage among churchgoers.Gay marriage will be legalised from Saturday with dozens of ceremonies planned around the country for one minute past midnight. This passing of the legislation caused deep rifts within the church.“I think the church has reacted by fully accepting that it’s the law, and should react on Saturday by continuing to demonstrate in word and action, the love of Christ for every human being.” Justin Welby told the Guardian.His comments mark a shift in tone, if not substance, from a...
  • Preaching the Book God Wrote, Part 1

    03/28/2014 12:39:30 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 5 replies
    Grace To You ^ | December 03, 2009 | John MacArthur
    John MacArthur We believe in biblical inerrancy. So what? How does the truth of biblical inerrancy and the authority of God's written revelation affect what we preach and how we minister? There's little point in defending the inerrancy of Scripture if we're unwilling to bow to the authority of Scripture in our approach to ministry. This article is adapted from a paper written by John MacArthur at the height of the inerrancy debate in the early 1980s. The theological highlight of 20th Century had to be evangelicalism's intense focus on the doctrine of biblical inerrancy. [1] Much of what was...
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon :: Morning and Evening

    03/28/2014 12:28:18 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 5 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | 28 March 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    Morning and Evening Charles H. Spurgeon March 28, 2014 Morning Reading The love of Christ which passeth knowledge. —Ephesians 3:19 The love of Christ in its sweetness, its fulness, its greatness, its faithfulness, passeth all human comprehension. Where shall language be found which shall describe His matchless, His unparalleled love towards the children of men? It is so vast and boundless that, as the swallow but skimmeth the water, and diveth not into its depths, so all descriptive words but touch the surface, while depths immeasurable lie beneath. Well might the poet say, "O love, thou fathomless abyss!" for this...
  • Virginia church may look Anglican, but it's fully Baptist

    03/27/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 3 replies
    ABP News ^ | 3/26/2014 | Jeff Brumley
    Sunday mornings at All Souls Charlottesville are fairly common for an Anglican congregation. The Book of Common Prayer and the Revised Common Lectionary are standard, creeds are spoken together, the Eucharist is the central focus of the liturgy and the minister blesses the congregation before it scatters back into the world. But the Charlottesville, Va., congregation isn’t an Episcopal church. It’s Baptist — in fact it’s a plant of the Baptist General Association of Virginia and is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2014. This isn’t a Baptist church in the Charleston tradition, a structured expression of worship often distinguished from...
  • Blogging The Institutes, Blog 2: Preface 1-2

    03/26/2014 5:51:31 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Reformation 21 ^ | January 6, 2009 | Derek Thomas
    Although the Institutes itself grew five-fold from its first to the fifth edition, the contents of the Preface written to King Francis I remained largely the same. Precedent for publishing an introductory theological essay to the King had been set by both Guillaume Farel and Huldrych Zwingli in 1525. Thus, in 1536, at the occasion of the first edition of the Institutes, Calvin wrote what was in effect a letter (a "Prefatory Address") to the King, which was included in all succeeding editions, both Latin and French. Though minor changes were made, reflecting historical developments in the 1550s in France...
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon :: Morning and Evening--26 March 2014

    03/26/2014 2:57:20 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 6 replies
    BlueletterBible.org ^ | March 26, 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    Morning and Evening Charles H. Spurgeon March 26, 2014 Morning Reading Jesus said unto them, If ye seek Me, let these go their way. —John 18:8 Mark, my soul, the care which Jesus manifested even in His hour of trial, towards the sheep of His hand! The ruling passion is strong in death. He resigns Himself to the enemy, but He interposes a word of power to set His disciples free. As to Himself, like a sheep before her shearers He is dumb and opened not His mouth, but for His disciples’ sake He speaks with Almighty energy. Herein is...
  • Three Ways Catholic Tradition Bolstered My Protestant Faith

    03/22/2014 6:51:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    Her-menutics ^ | March 21, 2014 | Andrea Palpant Dilley
    These years later, I'm still not a Catholic. I'm a high church evangelical Protestant. However, I borrow gratefully from the Mother Church. Insofar as the weaknesses of Catholicism were "corrected" by the Protestant Reformation, here's how Catholicism corrects the weaknesses of my Protestant faith: Sacramental worship I attend an evangelical church in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition.
  • Adversity

    03/21/2014 12:21:26 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 7 replies
    Monergism ^ | Terry Johnson
    Adversity by Terry Johnson Background Reading: Romans 8:26-39; Genesis 50:15-21 In 1858, a gifted young Presbyterian missionary named John G. Paton sailed with his wife and infant son to the New Hebrides in the South Pacific to begin missionary work among the islanders. Within a few months of arrival, both his infant son and his wife had died, leaving him to labor alone. In August 1876, a gifted young theologian names Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield and his bride were honeymooning in Germany. While sightseeing in the Black Forest region, they were suddenly caught in a severe storm, and something that was...
  • "That's My King"

    03/19/2014 7:10:45 PM PDT · by wmfights · 26 replies
    Across Pacific Magazine ^ | 1976 | Dr. S.M. Lockeridge
    My King was born King. The Bible says He's a Seven Way King. He's the King of the Jews - that's an Ethnic King. He's the King of Israel - that's a National King. He's the King of righteousness. He's the King of the ages. He's the King of Heaven. He's the King of glory. He's the King of kings and He is the Lord of lords. Now that's my King. Well, I wonder if you know Him. Do you know Him? Don't try to mislead me. Do you know my King? David said the Heavens declare the glory of...
  • There are no more excuses the Harvest is here ![charismatic caucus]

    03/19/2014 12:13:42 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshau Chronicles, Bible ^ | 3-19-14 | Jedediah
    I "have" given you a message so make it clear, There are no excuses the Harvest "is" here, The Outpouring of My Spirit begins in you ! Do not fear ~ release what I have given you , My spirit "is" here and His words are plain to see, Everything Magnifies My "T" estimony, Just speak what I give you to each man,woman and child, Bring it in love and Unity completely unguiled, For judgment and correction shall come directly from me, Your whole job is My Testimony ! Do not hinder My Spirit when I desire to speak through...
  • Morning and Evening with Charles H. Spurgeon-19 March 2014

    03/19/2014 8:46:47 AM PDT · by redleghunter · 2 replies
    blueletterbible.org ^ | March 19, 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    Morning and Evening Charles H. Spurgeon March 19, 2014 Morning Reading Strong in faith. —Romans 4:20 Christian, take good care of thy faith; for recollect faith is the only way whereby thou canst obtain blessings. If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith. Prayer cannot draw down answers, from God's throne except it be the earnest prayer of the man who believes. Faith is the angelic messenger between the soul and the Lord Jesus in glory. Let that angel be withdrawn, we can neither send up prayer, nor receive the answers. Faith is the telegraphic...
  • IRELAND: Anglican Canon Taken to Task over Doctrine of Original Sin

    03/18/2014 6:25:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 3-17-14 | David W. Virtue DD
    IRELAND: Anglican Canon Taken to Task over Doctrine of Original Sin "Clergy have an obligation to hold and teach those things they've taken an oath to do" A leading Anglican cleric in the Church of Ireland who questioned the Doctrine of Original Sin has gotten a push back by fellow Irish clergymen who say he has an obligation to uphold the church's teaching on the subject and cannot plead "further enlightenment" when the church's Constitution and 39 Articles forbid it. In his column Rehabilitating Eve in the March 7 issue of the Church of Ireland Gazette, the Rev. Stephen Neill...
  • Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Asks Pope Francis to Change Doctrine Branding Homosexuality a Disorder

    03/18/2014 1:50:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 175 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/18/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Gene Robinson, recognized as the first openly gay bishop in a major Protestant denomination, has called on Pope Francis to change the Roman Catholic Church's official doctrine that defines homosexuality as a disorder, arguing that such a teaching is "the basis for discrimination, rejection and violence the world over." The Vatican has repeatedly said that Pope Francis is not seeking to make doctrine changes, however. "If Pope Francis is to be believed in all the kindly pronouncements of his first year (and I do), his good tone should be followed by the tough work of changing the systems of belief,...
  • Prayer Request: Fr. Ray Ryland (Steubenville OH) Near Death

    03/18/2014 9:17:08 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    Private e-mail | March 18, 2014 | Myself
    Yesterday while on his way to the Perpetual Adoration chapel at his parish church in Steubenville, Fr Ray fell on the steps and suffered very serious injuries. Barring a miracle, he is not expected to recover. He is unconscious and receiving palliative care at the hospital in Steubenville. Father Ray was the second married convert clergyman ordained priest under the Pastoral Provision. Those, especially, who attend Anglican Use parishes will want to join their prayers to those of Fr Ray's friends and family. Father is a native of Crescent, Oklahoma, and was chaplain at Cassidy School in OKC at the...
  • ASIA/LAOS - Christians in a village are ordered to abandon their faith

    03/18/2014 2:47:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 3/18/2014
    Savannakhet (Agenzia Fides) - The Christian faithful living in the Laotian village of Natahall in Phin district, in the province of Savannakhet (southern Laos) are struggling hard to defend the constitutionally guaranteed right to profess the Christian faith, and the right of property with regards to their homes. Eight Christian families in the village, after a campaign of intimidation and violence that has been going on for over three months, have appealed to the leaders of the Religious Affairs Office of the District of Phin, but have received no reply. On March 11, Amka, the village chief, along with the...
  • VIRTUE has gone forth, it seeks ~ its source [charismatic caucus]

    03/17/2014 9:51:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 3-17-14 | Jedediah
    Virtue has gone forth, It seeks its source , The holy and true, But will it be found on you ?! Those faithful to abide, In My presence and not hide, Those with the abilty, To drink from My cup and see, Clearly the Father's Will, To stand near My Voice and Quill, Those with the abilty to know, The understanding of the coals that glow, My pure and Holy Testimony, For these coals represent Me, And now this harvest that is mine, Is about to see and witness the Outpouring of My Spirit Divine, For all of Heaven and...
  • Built in Ability "The Lord is with Me"[charismatic caucus]

    03/16/2014 5:14:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-16-14 | Jedediah
    My order is inevitable for it is simply The Father's will concisely done in full view and commitment of My Witness that is My spirit in you . . . Acts 17:28 28 For in him we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ‘We are the sons of God.’ John 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. Job...
  • Tomorrow May Be Too Late

    03/16/2014 11:06:06 AM PDT · by wmfights · 7 replies
    Biblebelievers.com ^ | 1870 | D.L. Moody
    I have learned that when anyone becomes in earnest about his soul's salvation and he begins to seek God, it does not take long for an anxious sinner to meet an anxious Saviour. "Ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart" (Jer. 29:13). Those who seek for Him with all their hearts, find Christ. I am tired and sick of half-heartedness. I don't like a half-hearted man. I don't care for anyone to love me halfheartedly. And the Lord won't have it. If we are going to seek for Him and...
  • Morning and Evening Charles H. Spurgeon-12 March 2014

    03/12/2014 12:32:41 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 2 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | March 12, 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    Morning Reading Thou shalt love thy neighbour. —Matthew 5:43 "Love thy neighbour." Perhaps he rolls in riches, and thou art poor, and living in thy little cot side-by-side with his lordly mansion; thou seest every day his estates, his fine linen, and his sumptuous banquets; God has given him these gifts, covet not his wealth, and think no hard thoughts concerning him. Be content with thine own lot, if thou canst not better it, but do not look upon thy neighbour, and wish that he were as thyself. Love him, and then thou wilt not envy him. Mayhap, on the...
  • Morning and Evening with Charles H. Spurgeon

    03/11/2014 3:19:08 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 3 replies
    Blue Letter Bible Devotional ^ | March 11, 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    March 11th — Morning Reading "Sin . . . exceeding sinful." — Romans 7:13 Beware of light thoughts of sin. At the time of conversion, the conscience is so tender, that we are afraid of the slightest sin. Young converts have a holy timidity, a godly fear lest they should offend against God. But alas! very soon the fine bloom upon these first ripe fruits is removed by the rough handling of the surrounding world: the sensitive plant of young piety turns into a willow in after life, too pliant, too easily yielding. It is sadly true, that even a Christian may grow...
  • Preach the Word: Because Its Message Is Timeless and Truly Powerful

    03/10/2014 3:33:50 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 8 replies
    Grace To You ^ | January 09, 2014 | John MacArthur
    by John MacArthur A primary reason I still preach the Bible is that it alone is God’s eternal and divinely empowered message. Thus it is both timeless and truly powerful. More than four decades of ministry (or any finite number for that matter) could never begin to exhaust its freshness and richness, its depth of teaching, or its ability to impact lives. The Word of God is timeless because its Author is timeless—and no matter how the culture changes, the message of salvation (which is the heart of God’s message) never changes. Scripture is powerful because, unlike self-help programs and...
  • Yahweh Is the Sweetest Name I Know

    03/10/2014 12:36:42 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 43 replies
    Desiring God ^ | July 23, 2013 | John Piper
    You are not wrong to sing, “Jesus is the sweetest name I know,” even though Yahweh is. Here’s why. God gave himself the name Yahweh. No man gave him this name. It is God’s chosen personal name. He loves to be known by this name. It is used over 5,000 times in the Old Testament. It is almost always translated by *Lᴏʀᴅ* (small caps). But it is not a title. It is a personal name, like James or Elizabeth. You know the name Yahweh best from its shortened form Yah at the end of Hallelujah, which means “praise Yahweh.” I...
  • Christ All in All

    03/09/2014 5:20:50 PM PDT · by wmfights · 12 replies
    Biblebelievers.com ^ | 1870 | D.L. Moody
    A LIGHT HEART On one occasion, after I had been talking this way, a woman came forward, and said, "Oh, Mr. Moody, it's all very well for you to talk like that, about a light heart. But you are a young man, and if you had a heavy burden like me you would talk differently. I could not talk in that way, my burden is too great." I replied, "But it's not too great for Jesus." "Oh," she said, "I cannot cast it on Him." "Why not? surely it is not too great for Him. It is not that He...
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon: Morning and Evening-7 March 2014

    03/07/2014 12:05:26 PM PST · by redleghunter · 4 replies
    BlueletterBible.org ^ | 7 March 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    March 7th — Morning Reading "Have faith in God." — Mark 11:22 Faith is the foot of the soul by which it can march along the road of the commandments. Love can make the feet move more swiftly; but faith is the foot which carries the soul. Faith is the oil enabling the wheels of holy devotion and of earnest piety to move well; and without faith the wheels are taken from the chariot, and we drag heavily. With faith I can do all things; without faith I shall neither have the inclination nor the power to do anything in the service of...
  • The Time of Harvest for the Gentile and the Jew \o/[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Bible ^ | 3-6-14 | Jedediah
    My ostentatious being is what you must become, The nectar of my spirit attracting others to My kingdom, For you are my lilies out in the field, Sobriety to the weak so my spirit may harvest as they yield, Now a light in the darkness just as you, Release "my" wisdom my children for you are my morning dew, Just as My tribes harvested The Manna early each day, You are my hidden Manna revealed in a new way, For now the veils are lifted for through my spirit you shall have breakthrough, Both to the Gentile and the Jew,...
  • Morning and Evening with Charles H. Spurgeon

    03/06/2014 8:46:48 AM PST · by redleghunter · 2 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | March 6, 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    Morning Reading Ye must be born again. —John 3:7 Regeneration is a subject which lies at the very basis of salvation, and we should be very diligent to take heed that we really are "born again," for there are many who fancy they are, who are not. Be assured that the name of a Christian is not the nature of a Christian; and that being born in a Christian land, and being recognized as professing the Christian religion is of no avail whatever, unless there be something more added to it-the being "born again," is a matter so mysterious, that...
  • I am calling to the Remnant ones torn away ! [charismatic caucus]

    03/02/2014 4:40:03 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My sustainment now shall come in waves of Glory for those broken before me for they know the place before my throne (spiritual posture) . I am revealing to those I have entrusted my heart to and have obeyed at all cost to themselves never fearing the outcome and have wept and panted at my feet for truly only the wholeheartedly surrendered can access the whole of me as EliJah and Moses. So now I am calling to the remnant ones torn away by my Spirit into a holiness and righteous walk of true trusting in me alone for this...
  • Anglican Church in Nigeria Subjects Members to Oath Denouncing Homosexuality

    03/02/2014 1:35:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has introduced a clause in its constitution subjecting members, who intend to hold positions in church, to take an oath of allegiance to God denouncing homosexuality. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the public denunciation took place in Abuja on Sunday at St. Matthews, Maitama, during the swearing-in of new members of the Parish Church Council (PCC). The Vicar of the church, Ven. Ben Idume, who administered the oath to members of the PCC, said the church recognised that those with such sexual orientation needed help and counselling. “But they would not...
  • My ordination in you is Divine I shall use you to uproot and tear down,build and restore

    03/01/2014 2:35:26 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My ordination in you is divine there is nothing fractured about it as man's ordination for truly you have been set apart for such a time as this and I am moving you into positions of authority though others believe they are in control and as my spirit guides you to them Then I will speak through you disassembling their hierarchy of pride and vanity before their submissers and redeem what is truly mine for my wisdom is greater and they do not walk in the knowledge of my kingdom but their own. So watch as pride takes a fall...
  • TRUE WORSHIP total surrended abandon \o/ [charismatic caucus]

    02/28/2014 9:16:19 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles, bible ^ | 2-28-14 | Jedediah
    My courts are yours for the taking but why don't you just let me give them to thee, For truly it's with my eyes you will want to see, So open up your heart completely and soon you "will" find, Your worship was Never yours but truly mine, So won't you be like David and completely let go, For it is my spirit through you that I desire to see and know, For in each note and heartbeat that comes from your heart, My spirit will accentuate and then your "TRUE WORSHIP" will start, The worship that The Father truly...
  • How far is Heaven ? There is a WAY ! Joyful worship and praise which confuses the enemy !

    02/27/2014 6:13:23 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My kingdom is Joy construsted( trustfully constructed) in you, As you rejoice and praise me for all the things that I do! My joy "is" your strength but even more ! For literally it is Heaven's door, The very structure of of my kingdom's expanse, Taste it,then drink it :o===~~~ don't just take a glance, For truly it is my Spring rising up in you \o/ \8/ ( ( ( \8/ ) ) ), As you praise me in worship I shall renew \o/ , Every cell and essence of your body and soul, My spirit in you shall cause...