Thursday, October 03, 2013

The Ministry of the Scriptures

                My Word ... shall not return to Me ... without accomplishing what I desire" (Isa. 55:11)

"Man does not live by bread alone, but ... by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord" (Deut. 8:3).


The Bible contains many precious promises, two of which relate specifically to itself. First, the prophet Isaiah said that the Word is productive: "As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I send it" (Isa. 55:10-11).

As you administer the Word, it may encourage a fellow Christian, bring a sinner to repentance, or even confirm an unbeliever in his sin. Whatever the response, be assured that the Word always accomplishes its intended purpose.

The Word is like a messenger that runs to do God's work: "He sends forth His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes. He casts forth His ice as fragments; who can stand before His cold? He sends forth His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow. He declares His words to Jacob, His statutes and His ordinances to Israel" (Ps. 147:15-19). Just as God sends the natural elements to accomplish His purposes, He also sends His Word.

The Word is also nourishing. Moses wrote, "Man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord" (Deut. 8:3). God's Word feeds believers, causing spiritual growth.

How should you respond to such a powerful and productive Word? Trust it, so you can live each day in confidence. Proclaim it, so others will come to know its author. Obey it, so it can continue its transforming work in you, making you more like Christ each day. 

~John MacArthur, Drawing Near, October 3,2013


GraceTruth7 said...

March 2013:
For over a decade, i hear Evangelical leaders say: “we cannot judge the heart of other Christians”. However they don’t realize that, by that common teaching of theirs, they are declaring that 2Timothy 2:22 is Heresy.

2Timothy 2:22 says “Flee also youthful lusts, but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

If we cannot judge the heart of Christians, how are we to obey 2Timothy 2:22
These same “Bible-believing Evangelicals” judge Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons, but that’s it: No More Judging. Therefore their own fellow Evangelicals such as Chuck Smith and Rick Warren dare Not call an anti-Christ exactly what he is, and by so doing, they lead many people astray with deceitful statements such as “But i will not judge and tell you whether the President is Christian or not” at a time when Evangelicals are saying President Bush (a Pluralist and Occultist) is Christian because he claims to be Christian. Although these Pastors will never say it directly, they think 2Timothy 2:22 is Heresy, otherwise why is the following a common saying and teaching among them: “we cannot judge the heart of other Christians”.

GraceTruth7 said...

Please see the following which i sent to a group this Saturday, 25-June [2011], after i got no reply from them since 19-June [2011].

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Taiwo Olokun
Date: Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 3:54 PM
Subject: Questions

About a month ago, i met some [of your members] HaDavar members at UCI. During the time i spent with them, a talk came-up about Rick Warren. One of your members recommended and spoke well of R. Warren, but i made it clear to everyone that Rick Warren is leading people astray from the true Christ. I sounded a clear alarm that: Rick Warren is of Satan. That day, one of your members, a middle-aged woman, agreed with me concerning the warning i gave. But others were in the dark.

Since 2003, when i left Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, i have not found the group that i should be part of. I have spoken/communicated with Leaders of various groups to see whether i can be part of what they are doing, but their response to my questions, is sad.

Please i need to know your thoughts on the following: Pastor saying that Christians are allowed to have fun, go to the beach, partake of auto-shows, Harley Davidson shows, etc. Pastor saying that God doesn't discourage Christians from spending time in ESPN (sports channel), or listening to music from Hollywood (secular music), etc. Please let me know your thoughts on this issue. Does the true God encourage people towards that direction? How about your group (ICC and HaDavar) what is your stance?

GraceTruth7 said...

Please if anyone knows any Evangelical fellowship here in Southern California that boldly/openly exposes the false teachings of Rick Warren, Billy Graham and their many affiliates, please let me know. I need to be part of a strong counter-culture (counter-mainstream) fellowship. Many Evangelical churches don't have that type of character; how or where can i find one here in Southern California? Please help.

We need to form a fellowship here in Southern California, a fellowship that boldly/openly rejects things such as:

-- Christian Psychology/Psychotherapy
-- Jesus Films/Movies (e.g., The Passion of the Christ)
-- Calvinism's God Who Created Certain People For Punishment
-- America Is God's Chosen Nation, Instead of Israel Alone

There are lots of Calvary Chapel here but they don't take this type of clear/bold stance. Practically speaking they are worthless because they verbally contradict their Scriptural confessions. For example, in 2003, one of the things that constantly troubled me was the fact that Calvary Chapel Pastors were saying that the President of the US is Christian (even-though the US President says Christianity and all religions are all valid paths to God). Therefore in December 2003, i called-in to Calvary Chapel's Q. & A. radio program on K-Wave 107.9 FM. Chuck Smith gave me the following response on-air, quoting John 14:6, he said it bothers him when President Bush says that all religions are valid paths to God because such statements contradict the words of Jesus concerning the exclusivity of Christ (John 14:6). But Chuck Smith ended his response to me with: "But i will not judge and tell you whether the President is Christian or not."

GraceTruth7 said...

Denise, where do you fellowship?

Since 2003 when i left Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, i have Not found the fellowship WITH LEADERS i like to be part of.

Your involvement in Politics is scary.
I don't vote because ALL THE PARTIES ARE OF SATAN.

Denise said...

I am not in a political party and haven't been for several years now, because of their continual compromise. I am not pragmatic when it comes to politics: if there is no person I can, with full conviction before God vote for, then I will not vote for anyone.
My loyalty is not to a party nor am I called to fear the dreaded "opposition" of the other party (which btw, there is really no difference anymore anyway, between the GOP and DNC; between "conservatives" and liberals).

I will not put my hope in man. If I can uphold righteous laws by my vote then I will do so, otherwise I won't.

But God will judge His household first for it's compromise in HIS name. That's not to say that there is a perfect church anywhere, obviously. But to fear man instead of God even at the local level of a church is to go astray. We need to exhort our leaders to stand firm in Christ.

GraceTruth7 said...

Denise, you said: "That's not to say that there is a perfect church anywhere ..."

I have heard that SO MANY TIMES as i come across people who invite me to check-out their fellowship because i have Not found a place of fellowship since 2003. But that statement is a misunderstanding of my desire and i have often had to clarify as i will clarify to you here:
I WISH I COULD FIND CHURCH LEADERS THAT I CAN BE PART OF. There's no point being part of a fellowship where i will be warning the people ABOUT THEIR LEADERS. No church is perfect but where can i find LEADERS who don't justify the worldliness i speak against and for which i left Calvary Chapel.

The following is an e.mail i recently sent to LBTW and some other "BIBLE-BELIEVING" ministries:

Jesus said that your Christian marriages won't carry-over into Heaven.

Yesterday, on KKLA 99.5 FM, Living By The Word (LBTW) said because God is love and he wants Christians to be happy in heaven, he will allow them to have their Pets and entertainments (earthly joys) in heaven.

LBTW, i guarantee you that you are heading to a fake-heaven and your God isn't the true God, and just like most "Bible-believing" churches/ministries, you are leading thousands to a fake-heaven. If that's what you want, then go ahead against the warnings of the true God.

I encourage you to read my article "Pets Are Delicious Meat" at my website:

GraceTruth7 said...

The following is from my "REBUTTAL -- Legalism the Scourge of Christianity":

Some Evangelical Leaders such as the Calvary Chapels don’t own Calvinistic teachings, yet they speak well of Calvinists such as John MacArthur AND SUBTLY REJECT 2John 1:10-11 AS THEY DO OTHER SCRIPTURES: “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house nor greet him, for whoever greets him shares in his evil deeds.” Yet the Pastors spoke highly of a well-known Pluralist from 1999 to 2008, praising that Pluralist and saying he is Christian. Chuck Smith refused repentance when i questioned him on this issue on their Q. and A. radio program on kwave 107.9 FM in December 2003. Brian Brodersen approved of Mel Gibson’s Marian Catholic movie in October 2003, months before the movie came-out.
Most Calvary Chapel Leaders follow the example of Chuck Smith and refuse to alarm their poor sheep concerning Preachers such as Rick Warren (servants of the fake-Christ); they refuse to identify by name such false-teachers who many embrace as “Christian”, thinking such Preachers are sheep when they are really Not.