HALLELUJAH, THE LORD REIGNS!

Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.

For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and gladness are in His place.

Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Give to the LORD glory and strength. Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him.

Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth. The world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved.

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;

And let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.””
‭‭I Chronicles‬ ‭16:23-31‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’”
‭‭Numbers‬ ‭6:24-26‬ ‭NASB‬‬

 

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A LOSS FOR WORDS!

Controversial ad depicts Jesus Christ on the cross to encourage us to donate our organs when we die.

 

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts…
2 Peter 3:3 NASB

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
Galatians 6:7 NKJV

A commercial by the organisation Dying to Live promoting organ donation has borrowed one of the most important moments in Christian history to market a message many Christians would, given other circumstances, wish to support.(ACL)

Boko Haram threatens to kill Christian teenager

Please pray for Leah Sharibu

VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED

(Voice of the Persecuted) Urgent prayers needed for Nigerian Christian teenager threatened to be executed today by Boko Haram. 15 year old Leah Sharibu was among over 100 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from a school in Dapchi, Northern Nigeria on Feb. 19, 2018. It was a kidnapping that mirrored what happened in Chibok four years earlier when 276 girls were abducted from the school in Chibok, Borno State. A month after the Dapchi abduction on March 22 the militants released 104 of the schoolgirls, with the exception of Leah. The teenager was the only Christian in the group. Boko Haram members told Leah to renounce her Christian faith and become a Muslim or they would not let her go. The Muslim schoolgirls begged her to do it and go home with them, but she refused to deny her faith in Jesus and is still…

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You Must Be Born Again!

Great teaching from Equipping.
May it be a blessing to you.

Equipping


Joshua Aaron – He’s Coming Again (Official Music Video) Jerusalem

Joshua Aaron sings of the truth of the return of Christ in this video. The return of Christ to earth occurs in two stages; we will discuss both. It is important that the contents of this article be understood. There are eternal consequences for those whom do not understand the details that lead to the return of Christ. Consider all parents. Consider all children. Consider all whom are living in our world.

I. Christ will return in the air to catch up His saints (not Catholic designated) from the earth. He will then take with Him, those whom have been born again, to the Presence of God The Father (This will happen prior to the time of the Tribulation. Those, whom will not have been born again, will remain on earth to undergo the persecution of the anti-christ and the…

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Please quit asking me to be normal

Food for thought!
Thank you Benjamin.

Benjamin Moore Blog

1 Peter 2:11 (CJB)
 Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and temporary residents not to give in to the desires of your old nature, which keep warring against you;

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We were at a family reunion a few years ago and I had a conversation with one of my family members. The conversation probably started off with normal things like “how are you?”, “how old are you now?” and probably questions about my family but we ended up talking about my dad and some of the decisions he made, specifically choosing to be a missionary in Honduras.

I shared some experiences which in hindsight had positive outcomes in my opinion. The conversation was coming to an end when these words came out of my family member’s mouth, “I’m just glad you turned out normal”.

It sounds worse than I took it. But…

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Against All Odds, How did the Jewish People Survive?

Looking for the Blessed Hope

I don’t know if you are familiar with IsraelAnswers, but if not (and you love Israel), you should be!  Have you ever wondered about the Jews’ connection to the land of Israel?  Do your wonder about the whole Palestinian thing?  As a Christian, do you understand why it is important to stand with Israel?

These and many other important topics are covered and you will get answers to your questions about Israel.  Here is a great place to start, so I hope you’ll take a few minutes to discover…

How Have the Jewish People Survived against All Odds?

Enjoy!

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!

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The Character of God

The Holiness of God

  • Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, and You cannot look on wickedness with favor. Habakkuk 1:13
  • But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. Isaiah 59:2

The Justice of God

  • For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; the upright will behold His face. Psalm 11:7
  • But the LORD of hosts will be exalted in judgment, and the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness. Isaiah 5:16
  • God is a righteous judge, and a God who has indignation every day. If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready. Psalm 7:11-12

The Depravity & Condemnation of Man

  • For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
  • For all of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment Isaiah 64:6
  • For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, ACCURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY ALL THINGS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO PERFORM THEM. Galatians 3:10

The Great Dilemma

  • He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD. Proverbs 17:15
  • Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly? Genesis 18:25

God’s Action

While maintaining His holiness and justice, the Bible also affirms that God is love, and that in love He has responded to the plight of man.

Motivated by Love

  • God is love. By this the love of God is manifested in us, that God sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:8-10

The Cross of Christ

  • For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Romans 3:23-26

The Resurrection

  • He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification. Romans 4:25

Man’s Response

Repentance begins with a recognition and confession that what God says about us is true that we have sinned.

  • For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against You, You only, I have sinned and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified when You speak and blameless when You judge. Psalm 51:3-4

A genuine recognition of our sinfulness and guilt will also lead to genuine sorrow, shame and even hatred for what we have done.

  • For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. Romans 7:15
  • Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from this body of death? Romans 7:24

Apparent sincerity of confession alone is never definite evidence of genuine repentance. It must be accompanied by a turning away from sin.

  • Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil. Isaiah 1:16
  • therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Matthew 3:10

Faith Defined

  • Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
  • and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform. Romans 4:21

Faith Based on The Promises of God

  • For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
  • Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved Acts 16:31

Example of a Believer

  • worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh Philippians 3:3

The Basis of Genuine Assurance

  • True conversion: A true Christian is a new creation and will live a life that reflects God’s radical work of re-creation in his/her life. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? Matthew 7:16
  • Assurance is based upon self-examination in the light of Scripture. Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you unless indeed you fail the test? 2 Corinthians 13:5
  • These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:13

Test of Biblical Assurance

1 John 1:5-7 (Walking in the Light), 1 John 1:8-10 (Confession of Sin), 1 John 2:3-4 (Obedience), 1 John 2:9-11 (Love for the Brethren), 1 John 2:15-17 (Hatred for the World), 1 John 2:24-25 (Perseverance in Doctrine), 1 John 3:10 (Righteousness), 1 John 4:13 (Spirit’s Testimony), Hebrews 12:5-8 (Discipline)

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