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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

     Obedience will bring us reward, and disobedience, the wrath of God in the last days.  Jesus said, "If you love me, pick up your cross and follow me daily."  To learn the truth of His will, we must come with a humble and teachable heart.  In doing so, we will obtain the wisdom and knowledge of His word.

34 comments:

  1. What exactly did Jesus mean by "pick up your cross?" Surely he didn't mean for us to carry heavy burdens with us always.

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    1. Jesus did not want us to carry the burden, that's why he died for our sins. The cross is a reminder of our strength. To "pick up the cross and carry it daily" is for us to show the world the love of Jesus Christ through our love.

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  2. If Jesus Christ isgoing to destroy Satan with the brigtness of His coming, how can he come first as most are saying things will happen?

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    1. Jesus is only returning once, and that is to gather His people in the air. Then the angels will have their way on Earth to destroy all those who are left. At this time, Satan will be bound for 1000 years while Christ rules the world. When Christ returns, the brightness of His coming will not destroy Satan but the wicked people on Earth. Satan will be destroyed by God after the 1000 year reign of Christ on Earth.

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  3. And then shall the Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 2Thessalonians 2: 8,9

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  4. The questions and comments posted in this blog are for strengthening the believers in Jesus Christ. The intent of this site is to further the knowledge of our brothers and sisters by sharing with each other. Lets build a better body together, through Jesus Christ. Amen.

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  5. Nothing pleases the Lord more than for His Children to love one another. No one knows all. But the Lord does. We receive the spiritual gifts by our obedience to Him. I believe this is why the Lord gives us different spiritual gifts ,to edify the Body of Christ..But if we deny a brother or sister's gift, we miss the blessing.Just because we may not have beeen taught something that one has never heard before, does not mean it is not true.We must come with a childlike faith to enter the Kingdom of God.We should study the Word and ask the Lord to reveal things. After all, Jesus did warn us to let no man deceive us.

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    1. I would just like to share a revelation, that was given to me recently by another brother in Christ.I was asked "Howfar away from eternity do you believe you are? I hesitated then said, "We all are on the verge of eternity, for we are in the very last days, before Jesus returns for His people. He replied,"No you are only "one heartbeat" away from eternity. "One heartbeat." That's it. That's all. You're only"one heartbeat"away from eternity. Everything you have, your breath, this second, your life, it is all borrowed, it's all a gift from God. And at any moment it all ends with a heartbeat... Just"one heartbeat,"and there is no more time. One "heart beat" and there is no more choices to make. It is all sealed for eternal life or eternal death."But "Oh, What if I had not made a choice to believeth in Jesus' name to be saved?" This is written in John 3:16,18,36. My brother said ,"If you did not choose to be saved when the opportunity was before you,you have chosen not to be saved."your eternity rest on "one heartbeat."And what will you do on the day of Judgment? The thing we can all be sure of, is it will come. And the only thing we can be sure of is now. Now is all we have. And now is the time of salvation. Only by the blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, can one be saved and out of God's wrath to come. Now is the moment to ask the Lord for forgiveness of your sins, for we all are only "One Heartbeatawayfrom Eternity, and we know not if we will see another moment as this. Something for all to consider, as we are so hurried and attuned to the things of this world. Stuff,worldy pleasures, and deadlines,will soon pass away.For you, your friends, and loved one's are only a "Heartbeat" away from Eternity too. We must make other's aware of this reality, as my brother did me. Amen.

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    2. The real revelation is that we are already living in eternity NOW, right here...we are living in eternal life or death. Then"status" can change though....

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  6. Picking up your cross Jill means "TOTALLY" following Christ with our ALL! kitchen sink included. It means If you want me as your
    mediator and savior you have to follow Malachai's request and leave everything to me. In comment to all the above We need not only to love one another but those who really live in Christ as I do as one of His ministers we need to share that along with our love.

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  7. Thank you for your response and for ministering to God's people in these times. It is important for ministers to support each other and I appreciate your contributions to this blog. Please continue to contribute your wisdom in future postings.

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  8. How does the Federal Reserve recognize a counterfeit? They study the real thing. Study the word of God and you will be able to recognize a counterfeit. Here are 7 facts that the Lord has revealed to me:
    1. The Bible is not a private interpretation.
    2. There is only one way to heaven.
    3. Jesus is only returning once.
    4. Jesus is coming on the seventh trump, the last trump.
    5. There is only one doctrine, all others are stumbling blocks.
    6. Hell is a real place.
    7. Hell is enlarging daily.

    "Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work."
    2 Thessalonians 2:17

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    1. do you keep the Sabbath and fellow his commandments do you think the when the apostles say check the scriptures to see if this is true. And do you want to be like Yahshua then follow His Teachings and keep Yahweh word have no others gods love Him with all your mind no (with all your heart)and all your strength love one another.
      Yahshua was Yahweh in the flesh they are one

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  9. Amen to all of the above ,Brother. May God receive the Glory...

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  10. Could you please explain how God and Jesus are one?

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  11. This is a very good question, thank you for asking. People make this much harder than it is by putting way too much into it because they don't know who Jesus is. "Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: No man cometh unto the Father, but by me." St. John 14:6. Jesus, himself, states that he is the mediator between us and God. To answer your question, God had a son and His son is Jesus Christ. In the beginning we were created in their image. So when we have sons, they are in our image because they share our DNA just as Jesus is in the image of his father. That is why Jesus says, "When you see me, you see the Father." Adam, in Genesis, was depicted as the first son, the son of man. We have all come from his DNA.

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  12. Could you describe Hell, in your eyes ,as to how it might be?

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    1. To describe Hell, in my own eyes, is very difficult because it is hard to put it in words. When the Lord took me to Hell, it was though I was still in my body because my body felt the pain, it felt the heat. I was there for what seemed like 15 or 20 minutes the second time. So to describe Hell, it goes like this: you're in a dark room, if it is a room, but all you can see are silhouettes of people and you don't know who they are or what gender they are. Then out of nowhere, you get punched in the face. You don't block it, you don't move because you don't see it coming. Your hair feels like it's getting pulled out of your head, the flesh ripped from your bones, but the most horrifying thing is that you hear your loved ones crying out for help and there is nothing you can do. I was there 15 or 20 minutes, far short of eternity. Like I said, words can't express the horrors of Hell.

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  13. Michael,

    No man has ever worked the miracles that the 2nd person of the Trinity "God the Son" has worked here on earth. No man has raised another man from the grave as He did His friend, Lazareth, nor has any man risen Himself 3 days later, after having been crucified on the cross and dying for all of our sins. This God/Man, Jesus Christ, will one day come back again, so all of us must be prepared for His arrival. Try living as he did.....we are all sinners, so this is not possible for us to be without sin, as He was sinnless in His God nature. Try brothers and sisters please try to be like Him. And when you fail, repent and get back with the Lord again. He is a forgiving God. No matter what you do, you will be forgiven as long as you genuinely try to be as He was here on earth.

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    1. We, as believers in the Body of Christ, work miracles every day. The Bible is full of other men and women who have healed the sick, raised the dead. I believe in what Jesus said that with faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains, literally. Elijah brought back people from the dead and the disciples healed the sick on many occasions. According to the scriptures, when Jesus walked this Earth, he was made a little below the angels. His full power came out of obedience to his Father. He asked his Father three times if there was any other way. And because he chose to be obedient and died for our sins, God gave him all power and authority over Heaven and Earth. That's why no man cometh to the Father but by him. So when we don't acknowledge who Jesus is, we are denying what God did for us in giving His only begotten Son. So to say that one did a miracle without all three of the Godhead, one does not understand the Godhead. Nowhere in the scripture is there any verse that states 'God, the Son.' It goes like this, 'God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.'

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  14. Amen Bro. Michael... No where in the Bible is it written God the Son. Also if you study Luke 10:21-22 and Matt. 16:16-17 you will see that they both must reveal themselves to you. And then study Jn. 3:16,18,36, and I Jn.4 and 5. A quote from Detrich Bonhoeffer,Preacher and Martyr. "Silence in the face of evil is itself Evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak.Not to Act is to Act. This brother, showed incredible courage,in the face of monstrous evil.Only by the blood of Jesus Christ. We as believer's,must have the Holy Spirit dwelling in us, by believing in Jesus'name, to overcome this world that we are living in today, before we see Jesus. All should read "Bonhoeffer, Pastor, Martyr,Prophet, and Spy by Eric Metaxas. Rarely, has the story of a Christian martyr been told with such realism and depth. It is a "gem" of a book. You will be strenghtend in faith by the life witness of this man. Bonhoeffer's committment to scripture, and unyielding passion for the truth, led him to give up his life in the battle to save the Jews of Europe. After reading,also, "Why I Believe in the Rapture" @ Authorhouse.com you will see the reason for putting our faith in Jesus Christ...May God receive the Glory..

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  15. Everything happening in this life,is preparing us for the next life. All for God's Glory....

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    1. That statement is only half true, what happens to those who don't confess Jesus as their savior - what are they preparing for? You see, we have this life to get it right. What I mean by getting it right, is believing who Jesus is. Paul stated that he was killing Christians for God, was that a different God? Until he knew the truth, he stated he that he was ignorant about what he was doing. You see, we have this life to believe in Jesus Christ as God's only Son. The biggest thing that everybody fails to understand is that Jesus stated that he who does not believe in the virgin birth is an antichrist. An antichrist is anyone who does not believe in the word. Mary had a little child, she did not just wake up one morning with him beside her, divine and godly. To make it to Heaven, and there's a whole lot more in between, we must believe that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God.

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  16. Brother Michael,

    Some of what I see on this site is heresy, when I read that Jesus was not Devine but fully human. You must know it all began at the beginning of the 4th century when a priest named Arius was preaching that Jesus was a little more than human, but not devine. Arius' teachings soon became popular throughout the Roman Empire, and his followers were known as Arians. The argument over Jesus' Divinity and humanity became so intense that it began to threaten the peace of the empire. To settle the dispute caused by such a heresy, the Emperor Constantine summoned all the bishops of the Church to a council in the city of Nicaea in modern day Turkey. It was the first ecumenical council. It was decided at this council by a common sense principle, which was brought out within the procedings of that council that Jesus had to be fully human to represent humanity, and He had to be fully God to have the power to save us. The Arian heresy was comdemned then as it is today. Our salvation is the work of one God, but that God exist in three divine persons-God the Father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit. This is the truth of the Blessed Trinity-it is the central mystery of the Christian faith and life. Therefore, we Christians believe in one Lord Jesus, the only son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, not made. He is, Michael, God from God, light from light, true God from true God. Most all believers will attest to this. Those who bring back what Arius thinking are as he was mistaken, wrong; and Arius himself came to the realization after the Council of Nicaea that he was wrong as well and began to believe that Jesus, in fact, was human and Divine.

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  17. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. ( I Ti. 2:5) God can not die. He is everlasting. Jesus Christ died for you and I.

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  18. Is not heresy, traditions of men in the churches? All that our brother Michael has spoken, lines up with God's Word. The political people were respomsible for the suffering, persecution, deaths of many in those days. History is repeating. Just because one does not have the Spirit to discern the truth, one should not deny God's Word.It will come to pass, whether one believes it or not.

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  19. Never confuse the will of the majority with the Will of God. (Romans 12:2 ) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind , that ye may prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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  20. I was listening to an Indian pastor,who was preaching that the churches were following false doctrines, traditions of men, and denominations, rather than Jesus Christ. He also said that the Lord gave him a revelation."God clearly showed that He does not care abut the Majority, for he destroyed all the world, and only spared one family who believed and trusted in Him."The Word is written, that the end days will be likened unto Noah's Days. No one believing.History is repeating..

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  21. Do not defend God's Word, but testify to it...Trust in the Word... For it is a shiploaded to the very limits of its capacity. The life and prayer and communion with Jesus must be at the center . Must have the love of the Lord and of His Brethern.

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  22. Brother Michael, I am reading a book entitled "The Dictionary of Misinformation." on the Immaculate Conception. It states this: Countless persons think that the"Immaculate Conception "refers to Christ's having been born of a virgin. It does not. The immaculate conception is the dogma that holds that Mary was free of original sin from the moment of her conception in the womb of her mother. This dogma did not become official unti 1854 under Pope Pius 1X, although argued, since the twelfth century. Is this statemnet true or false? One does not know, until they ask. I always thought as the majority as the author stated.... Thank you...God Bless

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  23. There are two types of people in the world today, just two. The two are: you are either saved, or you are not. When Jesus Christ hung on the cross, there were two who hung there with him. One believed in him and the other did not. And that's what we have today, some believe in him - Jesus Christ, and some don't. It doesn't matter what denomination or what church you belong to, at the end of the line it will come down to this: do you believe in Jesus Christ or not? There are only two types in this world: those who believe and those who believe not. So on Christ's return, it will come down to this, are you one of those who believe in him or one of those who do not. That's why Jesus said, you are either for me or against me. So where are you?

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  24. Praise the Lord...Just a quick question, Brother Michael.... Could you give a graph or chart of the events to come ,according to prophecy? Like how things will come into play? What seal do you believe we are at? Thanks

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  25. Hello Michael. Your mother sent me here. I will be following. God bless.

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  26. Well the only thing I can say I really have no place to go to church. Because I have been whipped on and thrown out of churches because I won't believe in their rapture. Because I believe in calling it the resurrection day. I am one of those uneducated men that never went to school and learned to read. Who God learned to read in a couple of seconds. He told me to take it and eat it up. Every time I would go to the church where I got saved at they would be preaching about this rapture. I literally thought my heart was going to explode in my chest. When the Lord taught me to read one of the first things he showed me after he had called me to preach was 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 verse 1/ It started from there. He showed me that the temple was going to have to be rebuilt in Israel. And the anti-christ would be sitting in that temple proclaiming that he was God. And he also showed me that Gods people would be given unto the devil to be tried to be made white. to be purged and to be cleansed. for a time and a time and a dividing of time. Which me and my unlearned self having no wisdom of man figured out that was and a half years. But the wicked would do wickedly and none of the wicked would understand. But I don't understand how people can claim to be saved and full of the spirit and not be able to understand Gods word. Because there is no secret interpretation when God says don't steal he means don't steal. When it says thou shalt not lie. It means thou shalt not lie. There are consequences to be paid for all our actions. but I know truly that many has not known the depths of satan and I know there are a lot of people who believe in the rapture like the series they have out left behind. I got a name for that series. I call it garbage. Jesus ain't going to sneak back here and get nobody. I believe the bible says and by the way I believe in reading the old king James version that every eye shall see. But I believe the way Michael believes that is on the rapture theory I don't know about every thing else. God started me in the book of Daniel the 7th chapter and brought me all the way through to the book of Reveation. and I want you to know there is only one arch angel which means there is only one angel with a covenant with Gods people and the rainbow about his head represents that covenant. That is the reason he is the arch angel. At the last trump Jesus will return. and the dead in Christ shall rise first and the ones that are alive and remain shall be called up to meet the Lord in the air. and so shall we ever be with the Lord. amen and shalom

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