Sunday, May 30, 2010
But I will forewarn you
Whom ye shall fear:
which after HE hath killed
hath power to cast into hell;
yea, I say unto you,
The Word of The LORD JESUS CHRIST to His+ Disciples,
Recorded in Luke 12:5
Bless GOD, we attend a Christian assembly which does not hallow war among men. The members of this assembly LIVE differently.
Any visitor can quietly discern that because there is no national icon waving behind this pulpit, neither do they make a distinction in prayer about which nationality of soldiers to pray for: they pray that ALL may be saved and ALL the swords of every nation will be beaten into plowshares and pruning hooks.
They know that ALL men are dead men... unless they know The LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Furthermore, political statements are NEVER heard from this pulpit because they know something: they know that Christians are living in The Kingdom of GOD and thus, serve another KING, an Infallible ONE+ Who+ doesn't need votes or guns or lies to stay in power.
Thus, on this day set up to honor the slain of an earthly warring kingdom and to crow about its military prowess, let us keep in mind The ONE Whom we should truly fear for HIS might and power.
...For, HE+ cometh...
for HE+ cometh
to judge* the earth;
HE+ shall judge* the world
and the people with HIS Truth.
*This verb "to judge" means
to pronounce an unescapable sentence of execution
upon someone... or some "thing."
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Sunday, May 23, 2010
HAPPY PENTECOST !
May The LORD pour out His+ Blessed HOLY SPIRIT on all HIS+ children once again. May the church gatherings rattle and shake with HIS+ rushing, mighty BREATH (ruah = wind, breath)... the very BREATH of GOD !
May vibrant, vivid, and vehement TONGUES of FIRE alight upon all HIS+ followers, all who walk with HIM+ in Spirit and in Truth... for The FATHER seeketh such to worship HIM+.
In the name of The FATHER,
Who+ created thee in HIS IMAGE,
And His Beloved SON+,
Who+ sent forth the HOLY SPIRT
upon HIS+ followers
When HE+ was glorified
And their Blessed HOLY SPIRIT,
Who alights the hearts of His+ People
With the Holy SPIRIT of GOD,
Whenever and wherever
Come LORD JESUS, Come.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
But the hour cometh, and now is,
when the true worshippers
THE FATHER in Spirit and in Truth:
for THE FATHER seeketh such to worship HIM.
Words of Our LORD JESUS CHRIST,
Beloved, Only-Begotten SON+ of The FATHER,
recorded in John 4:23
Do we practice Self-centered or GOD-centered worship ?
GOD-centered worship stems from a GOD-centered life.
Do we live for The LORD JESUS... or do we ask HIM+ to bless the many facets of our self-centered life? What is the difference ?
so they can live radically-transformed lives for JESUS...
or so they can resume their previous manner of a self-serving life ?
We cannot offer TRUE WORSHIP
unless our life is centered
upon The Living LORD JESUS CHRIST,
HE+ being our goal..
HE+ will accept no other.
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O LORD JESUS CHRIST, SAVIOR and KING,
I call THEE+ "LORD." Help me to move my life, my Self, off-center and replace it with THEE+ alone. Send Thy+ Grace of conviction of sin to me when I supplant THEE+ with Self.
Train me in the way I should go, since I haven't trained myself so well. These things I ask, O LORD, THOU+ Who+ art the true Lover of my soul.
I bless Thy+ Holy Name, O THOU+, Who+ alone doeth all things well and pleasing in the sight of Our HEAVENLY FATHER. Amen.
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In the name of THE FATHER,
WHO created thee;
His Beloved SON+,
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST,
WHO+ saves thee from thy self;
the Blessed HOLY SPIRIT,
WHO convinces and convicts thee
and of judgment