The Church of God - Canaan, Alabama
Short Changing The Word of God! (16 Sept 2019)
Bible believing believers, it not just some fancy phrase. It must be the guiding principle in our lives. It must be not only be stated, it must be practiced.
First to be a Bible-believing person you must speak when and where the Bible speaks. In other words, no subject that the bible addresses should be omitted or shortchanged (Ouch!) A true Bible believer will speak or say exactly what is written,Secondly, A true Bible believer will also only speak in the same manner or attitude of the bible. Where the bible speaks love, The Bible believer will also speak love. When the Bible says Holy Ghost, the believer will speak Holy Ghost (not Holy Spirit as most do). It must be proclaimed as it is written. In any manner or attitude other than the Bible proclaims it, if they do they have done an injustice to the Word of God. The true believer not only declares what the Bible says, but how the Bible says it well.
Finally the third and just important principal of being a fervent Bible believer is when the Bible is silent on a subject the believer must be silent. This does not mean that you cannot address a subjects that the Bible does not address but it does mean you must be careful that you say something that in fact, it does not. The bible believer not only speak when the Bible speaks, but he is also silent when the BIble is silent
Get All Excited (29 Aug 2019)
Nothing excites the heart of a Christian more than the though of the glorious appearing of Jesus when He returns for his children. It is difficult for us to imagine fully all the events of that day. The dead in Christ will be bursting from their graves in their new bodies; living saints will be changing from mere mortals to being immorality-O what glory!
But the greatest thrill of all will be to lift our eyes heavenward and behold Jesus making His descend to meet us. What joy, what exhilaration. we will feel as we begin our ascent to meet Him in the air. O what greater hope could anyone have than that which His return hold for the saints of God
And we are now actively preparing for this great day. There is so much to be done and we feel the pressure of the short time we have left to finish preparations. It is surely time for each of us to catch the spirit of looking for and hasting unto His coming.
And this hope fires us with a determination to rid ourselves of all dross which might in any manner reflect upon his holiness. It is only for us to discipline ourselves through faith in the power of Christ's blood. By one fact of faith we can plunge at once into the fountain which was opened at Calvary for sin and uncleanness, and become immediately holy. But it is necessary that we keep ourselves continually within the influence of that sanctifying stream to retain the purity of the Son of God
Hey You Late Comers! What's the Matter? July 3 2019)
Matt 25: 10 "But while you were on your way to buy oil, the bridegroom arrived, the virgins were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut."
I was once invited to speak to an opening air meeting in California. I like keeping time and this particular day I made sure everything was in order for the meeting. I travel to the place in plenty of time only yo find not a single brother or sister. The crusade palace was empty. I went into the open Church and found nobody inside. I the realize that things were not oak ant thought the rapture had taken place and that I had been left behind! But why, The I saw the Pastor walk in. I heaved a sigh of relief, for I knew that he was not left behind. The problems was. The hosts who had not shown for the meeting, they were late an in no hurry at all.
Christians should be good stewards of the time that the Lord has given us. There are those who never handle time with wisdom. It is not in order for a speaker to stand in the pulpit and preach for 4 hours, a sermon that could be delivered effectively in fifteen to thirty minutes. It is a pity to fins men and women snoring in sleep as others yawn in turns, as if it was a yawning contest, during a sermon in the church. There are others who preach in the pulpit until late at night. This doesn't have positive impression especially tot those women who has is not saved. I any case, the ,members must be told in advance so than make prior arrangements of theirs husband's meal in time
I once had a teacher in college who seemed absent minded always. I never understood why I had the story of how he missed a chance of his lifetime and career.He had been awarded a scholarship to study overseas He looked forward to the day and when the day arrived, it was celebrations. The celebration went into extra time and when he arrived at the airport, he was late an the plane had already departed. There was no other alternative and he missed his golden opportunity. Since then his mind was never the same. I do not understand why people keep their time in issues when money is concerned; believe me when a person is asked to receive a check at a certain time, the will be there in plenty of time.
There is always a cost in not being on time. Many have been fired, marriages are destroyed. It sad that Christian never bother keeping time. I have even seen pastor's and minsters reporting to meetings when they new they were going to be late and others lost hope of their arrival. Members 20 minute last for Sunday School, (even teachers) Some so late that they will be there after Sunday School and god is not please with them.
The ten virgins had and opportunity but five were foolish ones and locked out. The Lord further advise in Matt 25:13 to keep watch for we do not know the day or hour He is coming. How should we do it? By praying and fasting always as we are living in an evil world in which the devil is raving for unrepentant souls so that he can devour them
Christians ought to be connected to the Lord in prayer so that when he comes for the Bride (Church) you may not be left behind after all these years of serving God. Keep looking at your spiritual watches and discern the times that we are in for a minute late can cost you your life in salvation. Let us put our spiritual alarms on so that they can be able to wake us up and keep our attentive in His duties.Now you late comers, shape or ship out
Let's get the Devil out of our Lives (18 May 2019)
We are over comers by the blood of Jesus Christ and he (devil) has no jurisdiction
over you. or any part of your life.
Start today by telling the devil, he's a liar! He will not take your joy, your peace or disturb your spirit. Tell him he cannot sleep in your bed-there's not enough cover. Tell him he cannot sit in your chair-you will not give him a cushion of comfort. Tell him not to touch your body- it's cover with the blood of Jesus!
Tell him to take his hands off your children- you had hands laid on by the saints. Tell him you have no time for nonsense, criticism, or fear, you are on a mission, and you walk by faith. Tell him no more heartaches or headaches-because there's one that restores my soul. Tell him, Tell him, Tell him today, you have a gentle, powerful inner peace within, that consumes and you leave no room for confusion
Tell him today, you will respond to a crying child, a tense spouse. or anyone hurting. Tell him today, you will find no fault in anyone and will always like at the good, Tell him to leave you tongue alone, for today you will not talk of anyone before pacing God at the beginning of you thoughts. And tell him, wherever you are that God is. Tell him, God said, " My people will abide in a peaceful habitation and in a quiet resting place. (Isaiah 32:18) Today, tell him is a liar.
Smart Phones and the Mark of the Beast (18 March)
Jewish phylacteries-the original inspiration behind the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast. The modern usr of "smart phones" technology has remarkable parallel to the original inspiration of the prophecy of the mark of the beast. When we study the original meaning of this portion of the Apocalypse, we find the nark of the beast is the most delicate. spiritual mark, invisible to the naked eye (such as a modern microchip implant); but an actual box-shaped object worn on the hand or forehead that was fully visible to all. John's conception of the mark of the beast was based on an inverted, diabolical from of the Jewish practice of wearing phylacteries, which was box-shaped devices worn on the arms and foreheads of devout Jews ( almost definitely including Jesus and the disciples), during prayer services. The origins of this practice dates back to the time of Moses, and phylactery cases were among the finds uncovered during the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Jewish practice of wearing phylacteries,which was intended to be a public display of allegiance to Yahweh, was first commanded in the book of Deuteronomy
"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. And thou shall love the LORD thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul, and with all they might.And these words which I command thee this day shall be in thine heart. And thy shall teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest tine house, and when they walkest by the way, and when thy liest down, and when thy risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign on thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon thy doorsteps of thy house and on the gates. (Deut 6;4-9)
The Book of Revelation stood this practice on its head, and foretold that towards the end of time, people would be unable to buy or sell with out using a similar box-shaped device but that this time it would be a public display of allegiance to the Antichrist, and would bear the number 666. Much the same way that the future of commerce is now inextricably linked to cell or smart phones, which are being actively promoted by various world governments, banks, and above mobile phone companies, as the future replacement of credit card and ultimately cash it self., is finally starting to awaken to the possibility that the prophecy of the mark of beast has already been realized in modern smart phonies technology.
A report made by Paul Watson states the following; The development of a new microchip, cell and smart phones that knows the user's location to with in a few centimeters confirms the fact that contrary to biblical fears about mandatory implantable microchip, people have willingly exchanged their privacy for convenience and that their phone it self is the de facto' "mark of the beast."
Although no mention is made in this report of the similarities between the physical shape of a cell phones in relation to religion behind the prophecy of the mark of the beast. The notion that the mark of the Beast would take the form of an invisible RFID mircochip implant only became the mainstream thinking on this subject during the 1980's, following publications a such as Mary Stewart Relfe's 1981 book When Your Money Fails. Yet nowhere in the bible is it suggested that the mark of the beast would be invisible. Rather, given that it is based on the Jewish practice of wearing phylacteries, it quite clearly suggests that the mark would be fully visible to all, and on a symbolic level, it is meant to be seen as and open sign which contains the number of the Beast, which is encoded on the diabolical "anti-phylacteries" through the process of Hebrew gematria. Much in the same way that the original interpretation of the number of the Beast lay in the fact that the numerical value of the name "Nero Caesar" in Hebrew was 666.
Also missing in the deduction reached by inforwars.com is the fact that cell phones are set to replace credit card as a means of commerce through through the use of NFC technology and that all transactions made through these mean will be conducted over the worldwide web. www.. And when we convert these letters into the Hebrew alphabet, and then ascertain their numerical value through he use of gamatria, we find that they are converted to three of the Hebrew letter waw-the equivalent of three sixes-six six six (666)
Also the use of smart phones , (cell) could lead to a future cancer epidemic in line with the bowl of plague of Rev 16 :2 (Parapharse) "So the first angel went and pour out his vital on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshipped its image".
Let me say this. It is possible that the letters www had been deliberately manufactured to conform to the prophecy of the mark of the beast. If we look closely at the section of the Apocalypse concerning the mark of the beast, we find that the False Prophet constructs am image in honor of the beast, and breathes "life" into it, causing this inanimate object to have the ability to speak; (parapharse) "and it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain." (Re. 13:15)
Furthermore, the original Greek word usually translated as "mark" is charagma- a word which is also used to refer to a graven image or a crafted cultic object. So the "image" of the beast appears to be one and the same as the "mark" worm in the hand or forehead. And the "mark" of the beast can just as easily be translated as the "crafted cultic object of the beast'. The fact that the prophecy of the "mark" of the beast is based on the practice of wearing phylacteries further reinforces the fact that this particular " graven image" or "crafted cultic object" is a box shaped device. A box shaped device which has "life breathed" into it (Video screen, can either speak (either as a phone, through video playback, or through a speak generating computer program such as Siri and can issue propaganda (through the www) against those who refuse to embrace it (causing those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. When we look at the exact words of the prophecy of the mark of the beast, it tells us that everyone great or small, rich and poor, will be deceived into constructing this "graven image: and accepting the "mark" of the beast as an essential component for engaging in commerce.
Rev."And behold another beast coming out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down form heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had the power to do in sight of the beast, saying to then that dwell on earth, that should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword and did live./ And he had power to gibe life unto the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both and great, rich and poor, free and bond,to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads. And that no man might but or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is six hundred threescores and six." Rev. 19:20 "And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he had deceived them that had received the mark of the beast and them that worshipped his image. these were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone."
So the Bible make is explicitly clear that everyone would be deceived (expect those in the rapture) into accepting the mark of the beast. This means that those who accept the mark do so unwittingly,which is the exact situation we appear to have in the present. if people were literally going to be branded with the number 666 on their hand or forehead there wouldn't be any question of deception everyone would know exactly what they were doing and exactly what they were accepting. For the prophecy to be realized in the fashion described in the bible, it would have to be fulfilled in a manner that no-one was expecting.