Sunday, May 03, 2015

Have You Encountered God Truly?

Joh 14:15  "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 

Mat 7:16  "You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor
figs from thistles, are they?

Luke 6:46  "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you?

Thus an essential element or ingredient in saving faith is a yielding to the authority of God, a submitting of myself to His rule. It is very much more than my understanding assenting and my will consenting to the fact that Christ is a Saviour for sinners, and that He stands ready to receive all who trust Him. To be received by Christ I must not only come to Him renouncing all my own righteousness (Romans 10:3), as an empty-handed beggar (Matt. 19:21), but I must also forsake my self-will and rebellion against Him (Ps. 12:11, 12; Prov. 28:13).

~AW Pink

Again, many are willing for Christ to officiate as their Priest, but not for Him to legislate as their King. Ask them, in a general way, if they are ready to do whatsoever Christ requires of them, and they will answer in the affirmative, emphatically and with confidence. But come to particulars: apply to each one of them those specific commandments and precepts of the Lord which they are ignoring, and they will at once cry out "Legalism"! or "We cannot be perfect in everything." Name nine duties and perhaps they are performing them, but mention a tenth and it at once makes them angry, for you have come too close home to their case. After much persuasion, Naaman was induced to bathe in the Jordan, but he was unwilling to abandon the house of Rimmon (2 Kings 5:18). Herod heard John gladly and did "many things" (Mark 6:20), but when John referred to Herodias it touched him to the quick. Many are willing to give up their theatre-going, and card-parties, who refuse to go forth unto Christ outside the camp. Others are willing to go outside the camp, yet refuse to deny their fleshly and worldly lusts. Reader, if there is a reserve in your obedience, you are on the way to hell.

Again, there are multitudes who are quite ready for Christ to justify them, but not to sanctify. Some kind, some degree, of sanctification they will tolerate, but to be sanctified wholly, their "whole spirit and soul and body" (1 Thess. 5:23), they have no relish for. For their hearts to be sanctified, for pride and covetousness to be subdued, would be too much like the plucking out of a right eye. For the constant mortification of all their members they have no taste. 

Christianity vs. Religion

Friday, May 01, 2015

Obama State Care Failing Financially

Well, of course they are! We told you they would because socialism always fails. Always. The government is incompetent. We don't have enough money to support everyone's health care, nor should we. That's a personal responsibility.

Nearly half of the 17 insurance marketplaces set up by the states and the District under President Obama’s health law are struggling financially, presenting state officials with an unexpected and serious challenge five years after the passage of the landmark Affordable Care Act.

Many of the online exchanges are wrestling with surging costs, especially for balky technology and expensive customer-call centers — and tepid enrollment numbers. To ease the fiscal distress, officials are considering raising fees on insurers, sharing costs with other states and pressing state lawmakers for cash infusions. Some are weighing turning over part or all of their troubled marketplaces to the federal exchange,, which is now working smoothly.

~Washington Post

Divine Omniscience of God Is Our Comfort

Divine omniscience affords no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to the child of God it overflows with consolation...In all our wanderings the watchful glance of the Eternal Watcher is evermore fixed upon us--we never roam beyond the Shepherd's eye. 

~CH Spurgeon

1Pe 3:12  For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil." 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Savingly Convicted of Sin By The Spirit of God

O how very few ever are savingly convicted of sin by the Spirit! As the Spirit continues His work in the soul, plowing still deeper, revealing the hideousness and heinousness of sin, producing a horror of and hatred for it--He next presses upon that awakened soul, the claims of Christ's Lordship--set forth in such passages as Luke 14:26-33--and enlightens us to realize that Christ demands our hearts, lives, and all.

Then it is that He grants grace unto the quickened soul to renounce all other "lords," to turn away from all "idols", and to receive Christ as ProphetPriest and King. And nothing but the sovereign and supernatural work of God the Spirit can bring this to pass. Surely this is self-evident.

preacher may induce a man to believe what Scripture says about his lost and undone condition, persuade him to "bow to" the Divine verdict, and then "accept Christ as his personal Savior." No man wants to go to Hell, and if he is assured that Christ stands ready as a fire-escape, on the sole condition that he jump into His arms ("rests on His finished work"), thousands will do so!

But a hundred preachers are unable to make an unregenerate person realize the unspeakably dreadful nature of sin, make him feel that he has been a lifelong rebel against God, and so change his heart that he now hates his sin, and longs to please God, and serve Christ. Only God the Spirit can bring any man to the place where he is willing to forsake every idol, cut off a hindering right hand, or pluck out an offending right eye! Ah, a miracle of grace has been wrought when we give up ourselves to the Lord (2 Corinthians 8:5) to be ruled by Him.

(Arthur Pink)

Thabiti Anyabwile: the *victicrat says Obama let him down

With other tweets like this, it seems Thabiti is angry that Obama let him down as a black man. If he did as it seems he did, then he's a traitor to Christ and all things biblical.

It's treason against the King to vote for such a heinous, God-hating, pro-abortion, pro-sodomy, Marxist, pro-Islam, anti-Israel, godless party leader. Now, after having some great hopes of having what... a black president and some real Black  justice (I hate that term but that's what he's calling for--black this black that--not general for all, but specifically for Blacks), he's angry with Obama? Besides, you can't vote for a pro-abortionist and then be upset he endorses abortion. How irrational and unbiblical.

Scripture though, states:

Isa 30:1  "Ah, stubborn children," declares the LORD, "who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin;
Isa 30:2  who set out to go down to Egypt, without asking for my direction, to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh and to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!
Isa 30:3  Therefore shall the protection of Pharaoh turn to your shame, and the shelter in the shadow of Egypt to your humiliation.
Isa 30:4  For though his officials are at Zoan and his envoys reach Hanes,
Isa 30:5  everyone comes to shame through a people that cannot profit them, that brings neither help nor profit, but shame and disgrace."

Isa 31:1  Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the LORD!
Isa 31:2  And yet he is wise and brings disaster; he does not call back his words, but will arise against the house of the evildoers and against the helpers of those who work iniquity.
Isa 31:3  The Egyptians are man, and not God, and their horses are flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD stretches out his hand, the helper will stumble, and he who is helped will fall, and they will all perish together.

Jeremiah 17:5, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord.’” 

1Pe 2:18  Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 
1Pe 2:19  For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 
1Pe 2:20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God

This is not what Black Liberation is about--not what Baltimore or Ferguson was about. Justice would lawfully deal w/ facts &the actual brutal person-not take it out on all police &the city. Emotionalism is not just.

In his new book, Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry, Colin Flaherty uses more than a THOUSAND examples to document the widespread black crime and violence, often directed at white people, that has been occurring across this nation for years. His book also shows how the media ignore, condone and deny it – and of course, how politicians, including the president, are willing partners in the deception.

*Victicrat: Victicrat--one who blames others for one's condition in life; who scapegoats and refuses to accept responsibility; invented by Larry Elder. Source.