Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Impeccable 2

To be tempted is not, in and of itself, sinful. A person could tempt you with something you have no desire to do, such as committing murder or participating in sexual perversions. You probably have no desire whatsoever to take part in these actions, but you were still tempted because someone placed the possibility before you. There are at least two definitions for the word “tempted”:

1) To have a sinful proposition suggested to you by someone or something outside yourself or by your own sin nature.

2) To consider actually participating in a sinful act and the possible pleasures and consequences of such an act to the degree that the act is already taking place in your mind.

The first definition does not describe a sinful act/thought; the second does. When you dwell upon a sinful act and consider how you might be able to bring it to pass, you have crossed the line of sin. Jesus was tempted in the fashion of definition one except that He was never tempted by a sin nature because it did not exist within Him. Satan proposed certain sinful acts to Jesus, but He had no inner desire to participate in the sin. Therefore, He was tempted like we are but remained sinless.

Those who hold to peccability believe that, if Jesus could not have sinned, He could not have truly experienced temptation, and therefore could not truly empathize with our struggles and temptations against sin. We have to remember that one does not have to experience something in order to understand it. God knows everything about everything. While God has never had the desire to sin, and has most definitely never sinned, God knows and understands what sin is. God knows and understands what it is like to be tempted. Jesus can empathize with our temptations because He knows, not because He has “experienced” all the same things we have.

Jesus knows what it is like to be tempted, but He does not know what it is like to sin. This does not prevent Him from assisting us. We are tempted with sins that are common to man (1 Corinthians 10:13). These sins generally can be boiled down to three different types: “the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life” (1 John 2:16 NKJV). Examine the temptation and sin of Eve, as well as the temptation of Jesus, and you will find that the temptations for each came from these three categories. Jesus was tempted in every way and in every area that we are, but remained perfectly holy. Although our corrupt natures will have the inner desire to participate in some sins, we have the ability, through Christ, to overcome sin because we are no longer slaves to sin but rather slaves of God (Romans 6, especially verses 2 and 16-22).

The law could not change the Satanic nature in humanity but God sent His son into this world to show us His very own nature in the Christ so that if we believe we too can become impeccable when born into the kingdom. The companion article below shows our “human nature” compaired with the nature of Jesus.

Human Nature

The nature all humans have when born and come of age is evil.  All unconverted people are children of Satan who is the god of this world.

KJV 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
 3.  But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
 4.  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

KJV Romans 3:23
 23.  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

KJV Ecclesiastes 7:20
 20.  For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

KJV Acts 26:18
 18.  To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

KJV John 8:44-45
44.  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
 45.  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

All carnal people are sinners and cut off from Yahweh and condemned to death.  This evil nature is not how Yahweh created humanity.  Adam and Eve we're not created evil and did not have the knowledge needed to sin until Yahweh told Adam about the forbidden tree.  This was the extent of Adams knowledge of good and evil and before this Adam was incapable of sin due to his ignorance.  After this knowledge Adam became a potential sinner, then when Adam ate from the tree he became a sinner.  Adams sin and the evil sinful nature was not normal but abnormal from how he was created.  Adam took on the nature of Satan.  Satan became Adams god as well as all the children of humanity after Adam.  Human nature was drastically changed by Adams sin.  Jesus was called the second Adam because Jesus was the first human being of a second Genesis, a new creation, the first born.  Yahweh created His son with His own nature or character of righteousness and love.  Jesus was the express image of his God and Father, an exact copy in every detail. 

Strong's Ref. # 5481
Transliteration:  charakter
Pronounced: khar'-ak-tar
Definition: from the same as 5482; a graver(the tool of a person) that is by implication engraving character the figure stamped that is an exact copy or representation
or express image
KJV--express image

Jesus had to be made flesh so that he could die and through his sacrifice become the Messiah.  Jesus was incapable of sin and could not be tempted to do evil but unlike Adam Jesus had knowledge whereas Adam had very little.  What Yahweh had desired for Adam Jesus actually was.  Jesus was the only being, angelic or human, that Yahweh ever created that had Yahweh’s nature in all fullness.  Jesus was never ignorant or a potential sinner as Adam was.  Adam was "tselem" a mere shadow and poor copy of Yahweh's image whereas Jesus was an exact copy.

KJV--  image
Strong's Ref. # 6754
Romanized  tselem
Pronounced tseh'-lem
from an unused root meaning to shade; a phantom, i.e. (figuratively) illusion, resemblance; hence, a representative figure, especially an idol:
KJV--image, vain shew.

The human Spirit of Jesus was like what we will be when we are in the kingdom of God.  Jesus is proof to us that Yahweh can change our current evil satanic nature to be like Jesus the man who was created an exact copy of Yahweh's character or nature.  The man Jesus destroyed the work of the Devil that was done in the garden of Eden.

KJV 1 John 3:8
 8.  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Jesus was a man, a human being, who was the very first to enter the kingdom of God.  Sin, nor it's potential, will exist in the kingdom, and Jesus entered that kingdom. Jesus already had a perfect human Spirit but needed to become an immortal spirit being.  The life of the impeccable Jesus would be the sufficient price for the atonement of humanity anything less would be insufficient. 

Lucifer was an immortal spirit being, an arc angel.  Lucifer and all the angels had free will but were not created by Yahweh impeccable.  A third of the angels, led by Lucifer, rebelled against Yahweh and Lucifer became Satan the devil.  The two thirds that remained loyal to Yahweh were sealed in righteousness or made impeccable.  Immortality does not produce impeccability.  Impeccability is the direct product of righteousness, the love of Yahweh, developed in either angels or humans.  Jesus of Nazareth was created with this righteous character of Yahweh from his mothers womb. 

KJV Psalms 22:10
 10.  I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.

Jesus was sealed in this express image of Yahweh’s character from birth.

KJV John 6:27
 27.  Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

Strong's Ref. # 4972-sealed
Romanized  sphragizo
Pronounced sfrag-id'-zo
from GSN4973; to stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation (literally or figuratively); by implication, to keep secret, to attest:
KJV--(set a, set to) seal up, stop.

Immortal angels sinned and Adam and Eve sinned because they were not impeccable, they did not have the character or express image of Yahweh.  The fallen angels and Adam and Eve were potential sinners because the character or express image of Yahweh was not in them.  There is no such thing as potential sin after these angels and Adam and Eve sinned; Satan and the fallen angels are sinners and so are all human beings.  After these events only two types of beings exist; those who are sinners and those who are incapable of sin.
The holy angels were commanded by Yahweh to worship Jesus.

KJV Hebrews 1:6
 6.  And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

Jesus was a human being when the angels worshipped him.  Worship is always from the lower being toward the higher being; in this case from angels to the human Jesus.  What made Jesus higher than these angels?  It was the fact that Jesus was from his beginning impeccable while the angels were not.  Would impeccable angels worship a potential sinner?  If Jesus was like us in every way do angels worship us? Jesus was created with the express image or character of Yahweh while no other being ever was.  Jesus was, is and will be the only being that Yahweh ever created this way, there will never be another.  Jesus was Yahweh’s only begotten son, the spitting image of his daddy.  This is why Jesus is deserving of the same honor as Yahweh.  To call Jesus a potential sinner is to dishonor Jesus and his Father.  Lucifer was a potential sinner after Yahweh created him and later he did sin.  Imagine;  Lucifer actually saw all the glory of Yahweh and was immortal yet that potential to sin eventually came to the surface.  What if you from your birth never sinned but had the potential to sin but all your life you made good choices and never sinned;  would this qualify you to be the messiah?  You would possess the evil nature from Adam and Satan would be your god and you are cut off from Yahweh because of this.  Was Jesus Christ in this situation as a human being?  Was Jesus a man like all men in every way having our fallen nature and the potential to sin?  Spiritual surgery is needed for those who say Jesus was a potential sinner.  People who believe this lie need to listen to other opinions and not be closed minded as if they are a cult. 

No one who is a sinner or potential sinner can have direct contact with Yahweh yet Jesus did, there was no mediator between Jesus and Yahweh.  Jesus was conceived in Mary’s womb by the power of Yahweh’s  spirit.  The body and human spirit, the soul of Jesus, came directly from Yahweh.  Jesus was born of Yahweh.

KJV 1 John 3:9
9.  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

The seed (spirit) of Yahweh remained on Jesus.

KJV Psalms 89:4
 4.  Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

KJV Psalms 89:26-29
 26.  He shall cry unto me, thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
 27.  Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
 28.  My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
 29.  His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

KJV Psalms 89:36-37
 36.  His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
 37.  It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

KJV John 1:32-34
 32.  And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
 33.  And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
 34.  And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

Jesus claimed that he saw Yahweh.

KJV John 6:45-46
45.  It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
 46.  Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.

Jesus told us that we need to be perfect as Yahweh is perfect.  Would Jesus demand this of us if he was not as perfect as Yahweh being a potential sinner?  If so Jesus would be a hypocrite.

I do not know where the teaching of Jesus being a potential sinner originated but I do know that Anthony Buzzard and his Restoration Church teach this lie.  An extraordinary portion of their web site is devoted to proving Jesus is not Yahweh and there is only one being, the Father, who is Yahweh.  I totally agree with Anthony Buzzard that Jesus is not Yahweh but totally disagree that Jesus was a potential sinner; a man who was like all men in every way with a fallen nature just like all human beings, that by making good choices for his 33 years of life never sinned.  They arrive at this conclusion  by not even knowing what sin really is, misquoting James 1:13 saying God cannot be tempted when indeed many have tempted God but the verse says “with evil”  which they do not include.  They totally do not understand the temptation of Jesus by Satan, saying it would be a charade if Jesus could not be tempted; but this event was to show us that we did have a messiah that could not be tempted with evil just as Yahweh cannot be tempted with evil, Jesus did not sin, did he.  All of this twisting of scripture and ignorance on their part is driven by their obsession to find additional proof that Jesus is not God.  Satan has slipped in a back door and fed them a lie which they do not realize because of their blindness caused by their obsession.  Anthony Buzzard and all of his followers need some “spiritual surgery” to cut out this lie and come to see the truth.  Only Yahweh can do this surgery if it is His will for them at this time.  

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Wife of the Lamb
Friday, January 29, 2016

KJV Revelation 19:7
 7.  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

We know that the wife of the Lamb is the church and the Lamb is Jesus Christ.  What does it mean for the wife to make herself ready?

KJV 2 Corinthians 11:2
 2.  For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

At the present time we are engaged to Jesus and married to him at his return but we must make ourselves ready.  A chaste virgin is spiritually innocent of adultery.  We have been taught by the spirit of the Father many truths and shown some about the future but now it is time to be doers and not just hearers of the word. That word is LOVE.

The prophet speaks of the bride, the wife, the seed which the Lord has blessed.

KJV Isaiah 61:9-10
 9.  And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed.
 10.  I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

KJV Isaiah 62:1-5
1.  For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
 2.  And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
 3.  Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
 4.  Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
 5.  For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

The same words are in Revelation as white robes are the righteousness of the saints and crowns on their heads and a new name.

KJV Revelation 2:17
 17.  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

KJV Revelation 4:4
 4.  And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

KJV Revelation 19:8
 8.  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

These beings are the glorified saints, the wife of the Lamb; they are us. We know God, we know Christ and we know the gospel.  Lately we have learned some about the future.  Now we must make ourselves ready for that future. 

Qualities of the Wife

LOVE, FAITH, OBEDIENCE, FORGIVENESS, REPENTANCE, KNOWLEDGE AND GRACE.  All these things are connected and the power needed to perform any of them comes from the spirit of the Father.

Philippians 2:13
13.  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

KJV James 1:17
17.  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

If we lack anything ask God for it.

KJV John 14:1-31
 1.  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
 2.  In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
 3.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
 4.  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
 5.  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
 6.  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
 7.  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
 8.  Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
 9.  Jesus saith unto him, have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
 10.  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. (Same as Philippians 2:13)
 11.  Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
 12.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
 13.  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
 14.  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
 15.  If ye love me, keep my commandments.
 16.  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
 17.  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
 18.  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
 19.  Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
 20.  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. (John 17:21-23)
 21.  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
 22.  Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
 23.  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
 24.  He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
 25.  These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
 26.  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
 27.  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
 28.  Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
 29.  And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
 30.  Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
 31.  But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

Love within the wife, the bride, the church

KJV John 13:34-35
 34.  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
 35.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

This love is our identity as Gods people.

While the people of the world do not have Gods love WE DO.

A portion given to us; this portion must grow.  We grow by applying the spirit power of the Father and always ask for more of that power of love.

Listen to what Gods apostles have to say about the importance of this love.

KJV Ephesians 4:11-32
 11.  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
 12.  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
 13.  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
 14.  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
 15.  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
 16.  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
 17.  This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
 18.  Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
 19.  Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
 20.  But ye have not so learned Christ;
 21.  If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
 22.  That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
 23.  And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
 24.  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
 25.  Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
 26.  Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
 27.  Neither give place to the devil.
 28.  Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
 29.  Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
 30.  And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
 31.  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
 32.  And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

This love is the power to change our conduct and mind.

KJV John 13:34-35
 34.  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
 35.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

KJV 1 John 2:10
 10.  He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

KJV 1 John 3:11
 11.  For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

The beginning is when Jesus began to preach the gospel.  It is the main focus of the gospel.

KJV 1 John 3:14
 14.  We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

We know we have everlasting life because we love.
KJV 1 John 3:18-19
 18.  My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
 19.  And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

This love assures us that we are of the truth.

KJV 1 John 3:22-23
 22.  And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
 23.  And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

Our prayers are answered because of this love.

KJV 1 John 4:7-11
7.  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
 8.  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
 9.  In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
 10.  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
 11.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

We are able to know God and Christ because of this love.
KJV 1 John 4:16-21
 16.  And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
 17.  Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
 18.  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
 19.  We love him, because he first loved us.
 20.  If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
 21.  And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

We can have boldness in the day of judgment and reduce our fears because of this love.

KJV 1 Peter 1:22
22.  Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

KJV 1 Peter 3:8-9
 8.  Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
 9.  Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

This love produces unity and blessings.

KJV James 2:8
8.  If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

We are approved and accepted because of this love.

We all need more of Gods love in us because we all yet still sin; for whatever is not of Gods love is sin.

A ready bride is one of love, we must make ourselves ready.

KJV 2 Corinthians 13:14
 14.  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Unconverted People and Their False Churches

If you have taken the time to read any of this blog you should be able to at least see that what the false churches of this world teach and believe is not in agreement with scripture.  What the prophets, Jesus and the Apostles taught as the truth of God is far away from what is taught in the false churches of false Christianity.  To make it very clear, there is not a church of all of what is called and acknowledged Christianity today that is true and has the truth of God.  All of the churches are of Satan and have been deceived.  These churches are led by people that have carnal minds and mime the things of the spirit of God with physical, carnal, fleshly things.  Without the spirit of God all they can do is read what is in scripture and apply their own reasoning to it which is always false and then perform works of human effort in an attempt to appear Godly.  These are the “many wonderful works” they claim to have done when Jesus returns.  If the work of anyone is their own it is worth nothing but if it is of God it is worth everything.  When these false churches do a good deed they cannot wait to brag about it so as to draw attention to themselves, to hopefully gain more suckers to join their cause and empty their wallets and purses to pay for all their good deeds. This is the Pharisee having the trumpet blown as he gives  a coin to the beggar.  Let us not forget how their so called leaders live in extravagance, in life styles far above their fleeced flocks.  Give your money to God they say but the check is made out to them.  I have big news, God does not need money, He has the power to perform His will without one red cent from you.  When you give your money to these fakers you are throwing it away.  Look at what you get in return; all the false doctrines, all the lies that I have exposed on this blog.  If you had any sense at all you should be angry and feel stupid that you have been taken. 

You need to wake up and pull your head out of your back side.  You have been a sucker for the old religious shell game.  Go from church to church looking for the truth but you will never find it, it is not there.  The truth is only with God and He is the only one who can teach it to you.  By the spirit of God only can anyone ever learn the truth.  It is by prophetic revelation, of Gods spirit linked to your human spirit that truth comes.  Any person who has ever learned the truth of God has been taught it by God Himself.

The first thing all you suckers out there need to do is give up on those carnal minded leaders who feed you crap and go to God confessing you are an idiot and know nothing, beseeching God to have mercy on you and teach you His ways and in sincerity give up all that you have previously known and accept and practice what God teaches you.  This is the greatest act of faith you can ever do. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

All of Gods Elect are Prophets
Friday, November 16, 2012

KJV Numbers 11:29
29.  And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the Lord's people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit upon them!

If you truly have Gods Holy Spirit then you are a prophet or prophetess.  The Holy Spirit of God is to be your guide and teacher leading you into all truth.

KJV John 16:13-15
13.  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
 14.  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
 15.  All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

This is the spirit and power of Elijah that Jesus said would come and restore all things.

KJV Matthew 17:10-11
 10.  And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
 11.  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.

John the baptist was the first saint of God in the first century AD to come and speak by the Holy Spirit about Jesus the messiah.  The Holy Spirit was the power that inspired and worked in John as well as the Elijah of the old covenant.  The Holy Spirit of God is the power that works in all the saints of God.  If a person does not have the Holy Spirit they cannot know the truth.

KJV 1 Corinthians 2:7-16
 7.  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
 8.  Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
 9.  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
 10.  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
 11.  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
 12.  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
 13.  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
 14.  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
 15.  But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
 16.  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

A prophet or prophetess of God is empowered by the Holy Spirit of God to understand the truth of God.  God is the teacher of all who come to Jesus.

KJV John 6:45
45.  It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

KJV Acts 2:14-18
14.  But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
 15.  For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
 16.  But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
 17.  And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
 18.  And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

To be a prophet is not to be a fortune teller or predictor of the future as you have seen on television by false Christains.  A new covenant prophet is bound by the words spoken by the prophets of old, they add nothing to or take anything away from what God spoke through the old covenant prophets.

KJV 1 Corinthians 14:31-32
 31.  For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
 32.  And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

KJV 2 Peter 1:20-21
 20.  Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
 21.  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

It is always Gods Spirit that makes understanding possible.  The Apostles and prophets spoke the words but without God they would fall on deaf ears.  God is the one who gives the increase of understanding of spiritual truth.

KJV 1 Corinthians 3:5-7
5.  Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
 6.  I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
 7.  So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
God is able to teach with or without the aid of an Apostle or prophet.  Once a person is converted and reaches a level of spiritual maturity they can help other converted people who are yet babes in Christ.  The goal is for all to grow in the spirit so as not to have any need that some man teach you.

KJV Romans 14:1
 1.  Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

KJV Romans 15:1
1.  We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

KJV 1 Thessalonians 5:14
14.  Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

KJV Hebrews 5:12-14
12.  For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
 13.  For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
 14.  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

KJV 1 John 2:27
 27.  But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

All of Gods saints are to grow in the Holy Spirit to become prophets and prophetesses.  This is so that they might teach the truth of God to newly born again saints who are babes.  The goal of any prophet is to bring the new born babe to adulthood so as to be an equal and not a lord over Gods people.  The mature saints, male and female, can all teach the revelation God gives to them.  There will be differences in the style and manner but the truth will be the same.  The carnal people of the world will not hear the truth of God but will follow the churches of the world.  A prophet does not speak his own words, he speaks the words God gives him to speak.  These words will all be truth and agree with the old covenant prophets, Jesus and the Apostles. 

God does not and will not give His Spirit to anyone who uses it to lord over people, to make himself feel important or superior.  The gift is not for a show off or to do a “song and dance” to rob people of their money.  It is not the false things you see on TV or in your local false churches. It is to become a servant of God and Christ and the saints God has chosen.  It is a power that can overwhelm and move to tears because of the power and glory of the great God moving in you.  It should humble you greatly, it should cause love to grow, it should cause unity, joy and peace.  This is the way of a true prophet or prophetess of God and Christ.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Few Will Be Saved
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Christianity at 33% is the largest of the major religions of the world.  One third of the worlds population claims to be Christian. Keeping this in mind let us take a look at what scripture says about the true Christian faith and how many are actually in it.

KJV Isaiah 54:1
 1.  Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.

The comment in bold above by Isaiah means that there will be more people desolate than of the married wife or the church.

KJV Matthew 7:13-14
 13.  Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
 14.  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Jesus says plainly that few will find the truth and way to salvation in this current evil age.

KJV Matthew 20:16
 16.  So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

KJV Luke 13:23-24
 23.  Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
 24.  Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

These scriptures by the words of Isaiah and Jesus confirm that there will be very few people who will receive salvation in this current evil age before Jesus returns.  It is estimated that there are 2.7 billion people who claim to be Christian, this is not a small number, this is not a few.  This information alone contradicts what Isaiah and Jesus firmly stated, that few would be saved.  33% or 1/3 of the population of this planet, about 2.7 billion are not few but many. 

The numbers do not add up to the truth in the scripture.
All the false churches think their church is the true church, otherwise why would they be a member?  You probably think your church is the true church but you are wrong.  You are as deceived as all the people of all the false churches.  What this does is cause the false churches to point fingers at each other or it causes them to deny that doctrine is essential to salvation and they say that there are many ways and not just one.

There are many different gospels being preached today by the false churches.  The truth is that there is only one gospel that is the truth of God and Jesus.  Preaching a false gospel brings a curse on you.

KJV Galatians 1:6-8
 6.  I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
 7.  Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
 8.  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

There are thousands of false gospels in the world today.  The only way to know the true gospel is for it to be revealed to you by God through Jesus Christ.  Gods Holy Spirit is the teacher of all who come to God through Jesus.  False teachers and preachers set themselves up as the teacher and proclaim false gospels and these are the children of the desolate, the children of Satans churches, who believe in many lies with all their heart. 

Neither you or anyone else needs a middle man to find the truth of God because Jesus is the only mediator between God and Man.

KJV 1 Timothy 2:5
 5.  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

False ministers, preachers and teachers are liars and teach you lies having set themselves up as your connection to God when Jesus is.  Jesus gave his life so that you can have a connection through him to God.  No carnal person like a preacher has the right to teach you anything and is himself devoid of the truth. 

If you want to remain with the majority, the 33% false Christians of the evil world, then you will face the wrath of God and the Lamb but if you can hear and understand my words in this article then come out of Babylon and seek God on your own.  Eliminate the false middleman and accept the true mediator Jesus Christ.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Prophets And Pastors Of Profit-$$$
by Van Robison

Many Christians, even though with innocent intentions, are very gullible, naive, and even childish in the fact that they have no discernment about wolves in sheep's clothing. All too often, seekers of God are falling prey to celebrity personalities, and they swoon over famous name preachers for no other reason than these individuals have a lofty title such as "senior pastor", "prophet", "prophetess", "evangelist", "reverend", "doctor", "bishop", or some other clergy name. Those titles in themselves mean absolutely nothing, but many Christians think that anyone who has such a title is: somehow "important", above the common person, especially anointed, has authority over the sheep, and is Jesus Christ ordained.

That is far from the truth, and Jesus himself warns in Matthew 24:4-5 "Take heed that no man deceive you. For MANY shall come in my name, saying I am Christ; AND SHALL DECEIVE MANY." And Jesus also said in Matthew 7:15, "BEWARE of FALSE prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." It is natural for all false preachers and prophets to proclaim that they are not the wolves, and that is because they are paid hirelings.

Are preachers, pastors, prophets, bishops, teachers, doctors, and "professional" clergy to be believed for no other reason than that they have a lofty title attached to their name? Are they to be believed for no other reason than that they are "senior pastors" of megachurches? Are they to be believed for no other reason than that they have a charismatic personality, they are gifted public speakers, or they prance back and forth in front of a television camera? Are they to be believed because they have a bombastic personality, can shout loudly, and can make the audience laugh or cry? Are they to be believed for no other reason than that they have a church building that costs millions of dollars, and seats many thousands of people? Are they to be believed because they can quote scripture? For those Christians who read the Bible for themselves, it is well known that even Satan quotes scriptures, and in fact Satan quoted scriptures to Jesus Christ (Matthew 4:1-11). Satan also comes as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). He comes wearing a mask--sheep's clothing. He may even be wearing a suit and tie, long robes, a priestly neck collar, and take in millions of dollars annually.

Virtually none of the above attributes in themselves qualify anyone as representatives of Jesus Christ. Any human being can proclaim self important titles, shout loudly, act like they have authority, quote scriptures, make millions of dollars in ministry, and still be a deceiver. The first person deceived is the deceiver. The second person deceived is anyone who follows the false preachers and prophets. To many who listen to and attend the churches of famous name preachers, it is unthinkable that their "shepherd" could be a fraud, a fake, and in disfavor with Jesus Christ. So how does anyone know if the megachurch, tiny church, or medium sized church they sit in is founded by Jesus Christ or by someone in sheep's attire, who is inwardly a ravening wolf? Is your church or church pastor sanctioned by Jesus Christ just because it is called a "church", or just because it has stained glass windows in it, or just because it is lined with pews, or because it has a steeple on top, or because your "pastor" says he is a "pastor" and can prove it because he or she has a piece of paper that says they are "ordained to the office of pastor"?

Jesus Christ answers this question very clearly by everything He taught, and by everything He said which is recorded in the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. If it was a sin or rebellion to question the credibility of pastors, senior pastors, evangelists, prophets, prophetesses, apostles, bishops, and "professional" clergy, then how would any Christian know the difference between the genuine and the false? How would anyone who professes Jesus Christ really know if they are following Jesus Christ or following men and women who make merchandise of the gullible? Jesus made this very simple for the discerning by saying, "By their fruit you shall know them."

The following are points that DO NOT guarantee that the person or organization necessarily represents Jesus Christ:
Christian television ministry.
Title of pastor.
Title of senior pastor.
Title of apostle.
Title of prophet.
Title of prophetess.
Title of bishop
Title of evangelist.
Title of missionary.
Head of megachurch.
Head of any church.
Owner of some Christian organization.
Charismatic personality.
Gifted public speaker.
Multi-million dollar church building.
Multi-million dollar ministry.
Preacher who lives in a million dollar or multi-million dollar home.
Preacher who owes a jet airplane.
Preacher who has camp meetings.
Preacher who conducts "revivals".
Preacher who lives on tithes and offerings and seed money.
Preacher who can quote scriptures.
Bible school, college, or seminary.
Temples, cathedrals, church buildings.

While the above points may look good, smell good, and seem right, none of those points are a guarantee that Jesus Christ is represented, even though the name of Jesus Christ is used profusely by all those who represent those issues.

The following are points that Jesus Christ taught by which to gauge truth, discern truth, and to know truth:
"My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me." (John 10:27)
"...I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)
"But the hour comes, and now is, when the TRUE WORSHIPERS shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth." (John 4:23-24)
"Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them." (Matthew 7:20)
"Behold, I send you forth as sheep IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES; BE you therefore WISE as serpents, and harmless as doves." (Matthew 10:16)
"Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." (Mark 7:7)
"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. HE SHALL GLORIFY ME..." (John 16:13-14)
"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. YOU CANNOT SERVE GOD and MAMMON." (Matthew 6:24) [Mammon is deceitful riches, money, possessions, or whatever is trusted in--Amplified Bible.]
The teachings and the role model which Jesus Christ vividly modeled is the measure by which all human beings, and all ministries are to be evaluated against. Virtually nothing established by men is an automatic guarantee of truth. Titles, money, position, assumed authority, charismatic personality, celebrity status, wealth, church buildings, authoring books that sell millions, or many other things are not the standard by which truth is judged. A ten million dollar or a hundred million dollar a year ministry is no guarantee of truth in Jesus Christ. Material success is no measure of the approval of Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 2:1 "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as THERE SHALL BE FALSE TEACHERS AMONG YOU... (3) And through covetousness shall they with feigned words MAKE MERCHANDISE OF YOU..." 1 Timothy 6:5 "...supposing that gain is godliness; from such withdraw yourself. (8) And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (9) But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. (10) For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (11) But you O man of God, FLEE THESE THINGS; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness."


And the prophets and pastors of profits-$$$ are not it.

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Fake Charismatic Healing
By David J. Stewart

I would like to thank David Stewart for this excellent article.  I do not think he would mind publishing it on this blog.  I hope it teaches you readers truth and opens your eyes to see just how much the carnal false churches are deceiving you.

One of the biggest deceptions in modern times is fake healing. Literally, fake healing has become a billion-dollar-a-year industry. Benny Hinn alone rakes in close to $200,000,000 each year. Pat Robertson's THE 700 CLUB, Paul and Jan Crouch on TBN, James Robison's LIFE FOR TODAY, Mike Murdock, Peter Popoff, Don Stewart, Morris Cerullo, Kenneth Copeland, and a host of other TV preachers are all wolves in sheep's clothing! They all deceive the sick and misfortunate for FILTHY LUCRE!
So many people who have permanent disabilities, terminal illness, and incurable diseases are drawn into Charismatic fake healing services, many donating everything they have, thinking that God will heal them because a false preacher said so.
The Bible plainly exposes these imposters in 2nd Peter 2:3, “ And THROUGH COVETOUSNESS shall they with feigned words MAKE MERCHANDISE OF YOU: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.” “Through covetousness” means that TV preachers appeal to the audience's desire to obtain health, wealth, and prosperity; to exploit the listeners, teaching that “the way to get is to give.” Most people who donate money to these buzzards are expecting health, wealthy, and prosperity (or one of these things) in return for a donation. People are errantly taught that giving is faith and more faith (giving) brings greater rewards. In reality, TV preachers are filthy rich, while the people who support them are sick, broke and misfortunate.
Here is an excellent quote exposing FAKE HEALING from Dr. Max D. Younce's helpful book, I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED!...
Is There Physical healing in the Atonement?
Isaiah 53:4
Question: In Isaiah 53:4 it says,
“surely he (Christ) hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.”
I was told that the word “griefs” in Hebrews means sickness and “sorrows” means disease. Also, I was told that the healing is in the atonement; so, after I am a Christian, I won't have any more sickness. Is this right?
Answer: So-called  “faith healers” thrive on this verse, deceiving many people. It is true “griefs” means sickness, and “sorrows” means diseases. This prophecy only concerns the Lord Jesus Christ and the physical healings He would do prior to the cross, as evidence He was the Jewish Messiah. All the healings Christ performed fulfilled this prophecy as evidenced by Matthew 8:16,17,
“They brought unto him (Christ) many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word and healed ALL that were sick: (16) That it might be FULFILLED which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bear our sicknesses.”
Now, in Isaiah 53:5 we have the healing that is in the atonement: His death on the cross and His Resurrection. This is spiritual healing, or salvation; not physical healing.
“But he (Christ) was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
Peter makes this perfectly clear in 1 Peter 2:24,
“Who his own self BARE OUR OWN SINS in his (Christ's) own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”

The healing in the atonement is salvation; not physical healing.
        I have personally challenged many so-called “faith-healers” to go to the hospitals with me and heal all those little children that are sick. None have accepted, so far. Remember, they go to the doctor also when they get sick or need an operation!

SOURCE: Dr. Max D. Younce, I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED!, Volume 2, pg. 225-226; ISBN-13-978-0-9815225-8-6; Morris Publishing.

What comforting truths! Matthew 8:16 plainly tells us that Isaiah 53:4 does not teach physical healing for everyone. The Bible plainly reveals that Isaiah 53:4 was only referring to the healing ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ... “That it might be FULFILLED which was spoken by Esaias the prophet.”
And again in 1st Peter 2:24 we learn that the phrase “with his stripes we are healed” in Isaiah 53:5 is referring to salvation; not physical healing... “Who his own self BARE OUR OWN SINS in his (Christ's) own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”

I suffer in physical pain every day of my life, with agonizing toothache-like pain in my neck. Doctors have tried all the conventional methods to make the pain go away, but it is still there. My arms tingle all the time into the fingers, and at times I feel sharp pain radiating down my arms and legs. My neck is constantly tight from contracting muscles, because something is wrong in my neck. It may be the bones spurs. I am hoping to undergo a 3rd surgery later this year in 2011, this time endoscopic surgery, Lord willing. Despite 100 mg. of Oxycontin daily, my pain is still constant and debilitating at times. It is my “thorn in the flesh” and may be God's will to remain. If so, I accept it in the Lord. I love Him either way.
While on an airplane going to get my 2nd surgery, I sat next to (of all people) a Charismatic assistant Pastor from Colorado (he was about 60 years old). He said his pastor is a Korean woman, and they have a healing center there. The man said his pastor receives visions from Jesus, who told her to become a pastor, and predicted that North Korea would attack the U.S. soon. After chatting for a short time, he said that if I had enough faith I wouldn't need surgery. I felt sad when he said that, being in physical pain at the time. I told him he was wrong, and that healing was not promised in the Bible. God gave us doctors and surgeons to help us.
He claimed that he had witnessed the blind see, and the deaf hear, and the lame walk at some remote location in Mexico. I asked if he had video-taped any of it, and he said no. (I'd like to see just for once, a video of what these imposters arrogantly claim to have witnessed. There are no such videos!) The man became frustrated after he realized that I knew my Bible and wasn't buying into what he was dishing out. Talk is cheap and I'm not buying any.
John 15:24 plainly states that Jesus had “done among them the works which NONE OTHER MAN DID.” Only the Lord (and the Apostles for a short time with the power that the Lord gave them) were able to make the blind to see, the deaf to hear, and the lame to walk. Only during the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ and shortly thereafter were amputees healed, that the unbelieving might believe. That's exactly what Jesus said in John 14:11, “Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else BELIEVE ME FOR THE VERY WORKS' SAKE.”
Once the Word of God was completed with the book of Revelation, the sign gifts, wonders, and miracles ceased. In fact, the Apostolic miracles, such as healing, ended about 38 years before the completion of the Bible (Acts 28:1-9 being the last recorded miracle). Certainly, God still heals today, but James 5:15 plainly states that “THE LORD shall raise him up.” God does not heal at the hand of TV preachers or faith-healers; but rather, in response to one's prayer of faith (IF it is His will to do so).
Anyone who claims that PHYSICAL healing was purchased on the cross, and that by faith people are guaranteed PHYSICAL healing, are full of bologna!!! The healing which Christ purchased for us on the cross is SALVATION!!!
The Gifts of the Spirit (by Pastor Jack Hyles)
Jeremiah 30:17, “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD...”