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Discussion in 'Spirit-Filled / Charismatic' started by Victor E., Aug 13, 2016.

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    'How then can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

    But not all of them welcomed the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” Consequently, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ' Romans 10:14-17

     
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    Excellent. 'Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do' 1 Timothy 1:4

    '3 WAYS TO IDENTIFY FALSE PROPHETS

    1. False prophets are messengers who preach peace and prosperity to a generation living in sin. (Jeremiah 6:13-14)

    2. False prophets strengthen the hands of evildoers and walk in falsehood by not declaring that people must turn and repent from their wickedness and sin. (Jeremiah 23:14)

    3. False prophets discourage holy and righteous living and encourage the wicked not to repent of their sins. (Ezekiel 13:22)

    One of the distinct markings of a true prophet is the message of repentance that God has given them and the lifestyle of repentance that they live. If they are not confronting evil and calling the people to repent of their wickedness and sin, they are not a prophet of God. Even worse, if they are encouraging the wicked to not repent of their sins, they are false prophets and must be exposed.

    Look for a rising number of plumb-line prophets who will cry out for a standard of righteousness in the land and call for repentance of sins. Also, be on guard for an equally rising number of false prophetic voices who will discourage the repenting of sins and preach a message of peace to those living contrary to biblical morals and values' - Behold the Man Ministries
     
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    A very freeing passage, Colossians 2

    'As you have therefore received Christ, [even] Jesus the Lord, [so] walk (regulate your lives and conduct yourselves) in union with and conformity to Him.

    Have the roots [of your being] firmly and deeply planted [in Him, fixed and founded in Him], being continually built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving.

    See to it that no one carries you off as spoil or makes you yourselves captive by his so-called philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit (idle fancies and plain nonsense), following human tradition (men’s ideas of the material rather than the spiritual world), just crude notions following the rudimentary and elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding [the teachings of] Christ (the Messiah).

    For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature].

    And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power].

    In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, but in a [spiritual] circumcision [performed by] Christ by stripping off the body of the flesh (the whole corrupt, carnal nature with its passions and lusts).

    [Thus you were circumcised when] you were buried with Him in [your] baptism, in which you were also raised with Him [to a new life] through [your] faith in the working of God [as displayed] when He raised Him up from the dead.

    And you who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal nature), [God] brought to life together with [Christ], having [freely] forgiven us all our transgressions,

    Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared [completely out of our way by nailing it to [His] cross. Colossians 2:6-14 (AMPC)
     
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    Colossians 3 describes the regenerate life of the divine nature. Ongoing repentance that Christ inevitably requires of us.

    'If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

    And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.
    For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God.

    When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory. So kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).

    It is on account of these [very sins] that the [holy] anger of God is ever coming upon the sons of disobedience (those who are obstinately opposed to the divine will), Among whom you also once walked, when you were living in and addicted to [such practices].

    But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips!
    Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerate) self with its evil practices,

    And have clothed yourselves with the new [spiritual self], which is [ever in the process of being] renewed and remolded into [fuller and more perfect [knowledge upon] knowledge after the image (the likeness) of Him Who created it.

    [In this new creation all distinctions vanish.] There is no room for and there can be neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, [nor difference between nations whether alien] barbarians or Scythians [who are the most savage of all], nor slave or free man; but Christ is all and in all [everything and everywhere, to all men, without distinction of person].

    Clothe yourselves therefore, as God’s own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper].

    Be gentle and forbearing with one another and, if one has a difference (a grievance or complaint) against another, readily pardoning each other; even as the Lord has [freely] forgiven you, so must you also [forgive].

    And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony]. Colossians 3:1-14 (AMPC)
     
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    '5 SIGNS OF THE "P.C." PROPHETIC CULTURE' [​IMG]- Behold the Man Ministries

    The politically correct demon that has invaded the prophetic movement has so twisted and perverted authentic prophetic ministry that many cannot even recognize true prophets anymore. Here are 5 examples of this:

    1. Warning the people that there are consequences for their sin and rebellion now gets prophetic messengers labeled as "doomsday prophets".
    2. Prophetic words calling for repentance and renouncing of specific sin is labeled as "judgmental and critical".
    3. If the prophetic words are not positive and encouraging, the prophet is labeled as "operating under the Old Covenant".
    4. Prophets who cry out for consecration and live a lifestyle of prayer and fasting are labeled "legalistic and harsh".
    5. Prophets who call out and expose false messengers and unbiblical practices are labeled "self-righteous, prideful, and rebellious".

    May God raise up a company of believers in America who actually recognize true prophets and welcome their ministry into the body of Christ'
     
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    I was pondering the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats. (Matthew 25:31–46). Some of my thoughts.

    I noticed that there is no distinction made between 'the devil and his angels' and the goats. They are both of the same brood.

    I noticed that there is no explicit mentioning of signs, wonders, and miracles...anywhere in this parable.

    I perceived that 'the least of these my brethren' primarily refers to true followers of Christ, rather than an all-inclusive sense of the phrase.

    I perceived that agape love was the defining difference between the self-sacrificing sheep and the narcissistic goats.

    I concluded that there is universal atonement but there is no universal reconciliation.

    I concluded that there is an individual human accountability to accept or reject God's love and that the word 'everlasting' means 'everlasting' in the ancient Greek.
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Excellent [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

     
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    'So be done with every trace of wickedness (depravity, malignity) and all deceit and insincerity (pretense, hypocrisy) and grudges (envy, jealousy) and slander and evil speaking of every kind.

    Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk, that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation,

    Since you have [already] tasted the goodness and kindness of the Lord.

    Come to Him [then, to that] Living Stone which men tried and threw away, but which is chosen [and] precious in God’s sight.

    [Come] and, like living stones, be yourselves built [into] a spiritual house, for a holy (dedicated, consecrated) priesthood, to offer up [those] spiritual sacrifices [that are] acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ.

    For thus it stands in Scripture: Behold, I am laying in Zion a chosen (honored), precious chief Cornerstone, and he who believes in Him [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] shall never be disappointed or put to shame.

    To you then who believe (who adhere to, trust in, and rely on Him) is the preciousness; but for those who disbelieve [it is true], The [very] Stone which the builders rejected has become the main Cornerstone,

    And, A Stone that will cause stumbling and a Rock that will give [men] offense; they stumble because they disobey and disbelieve [God’s] Word, as those [who reject Him] were destined (appointed) to do.

    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

    Once you were not a people [at all], but now you are God’s people; once you were unpitied, but now you are pitied and have received mercy.
    Beloved, I implore you as aliens and strangers and exiles [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges (the evil desires, the passions of the flesh, your lower nature) that wage war against the soul.

    Conduct yourselves properly (honorably, righteously) among the Gentiles, so that, although they may slander you as evildoers, [yet] they may by witnessing your good deeds [come to] glorify God in the day of inspection [when God shall look upon you wanderers as a pastor or shepherd looks over his flock]. 1 Peter 2:1-12 (AMPC)
     
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    Christ didn't talk about seeing evil spirits but surely He saw them everywhere. He wasn't perturbed by the devil, Judas. John 6:70

    The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit's indwelling is reliant upon keeping Christ's commands out of love. John 14:15-26.

    The Bible teaches that Faith without works is spiritually dead James 2:14-26, further explaining what Christ already taught.

    An unclean spirit returns to bring 7 spirits more wicked than itself...that house did not have the Holy Spirit. Luke 11:24-26

    Jude 1:16-19 says the apostate's house did not have the Holy Spirit because they never repented and progressed spiritually.

    It may sound scandalous to make the claim that someone can consciously reject God's gift but this is Biblical. Hebrews 6:1-12
     
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    'Be silent before the Lord God!
    For the day of the Lord is near;
    the Lord has prepared a sacrifice
    and consecrated his guests.

    And on the day of the Lord's sacrifice—
    “I will punish the officials and the king's sons
    and all who array themselves in foreign attire.
    On that day I will punish
    everyone who leaps over the threshold,
    and those who fill their master's house
    with violence and fraud.

    “On that day,” declares the Lord,
    “a cry will be heard from the Fish Gate,
    a wail from the Second Quarter,
    a loud crash from the hills.

    Wail, O inhabitants of the Mortar!
    For all the traders are no more;
    all who weigh out silver are cut off.
    At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps,
    and I will punish the men
    who are complacent,
    those who say in their hearts,
    ‘The Lord will not do good,
    nor will he do ill.’

    Their goods shall be plundered,
    and their houses laid waste.
    Though they build houses,
    they shall not inhabit them;
    though they plant vineyards,
    they shall not drink wine from them.”

    The great day of the Lord is near,
    near and hastening fast;
    the sound of the day of the Lord is bitter;
    the mighty man cries aloud there.

    A day of wrath is that day,
    a day of distress and anguish,
    a day of ruin and devastation,
    a day of darkness and gloom,
    a day of clouds and thick darkness,

    a day of trumpet blast and battle cry
    against the fortified cities
    and against the lofty battlements.
    I will bring distress on mankind,
    so that they shall walk like the blind,
    because they have sinned against the Lord;
    their blood shall be poured out like dust,
    and their flesh like dung.

    Neither their silver nor their gold
    shall be able to deliver them
    on the day of the wrath of the Lord.
    In the fire of his jealousy,
    all the earth shall be consumed;
    for a full and sudden end
    he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth' Zephaniah 1:7-18
     
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    'Now about the times and seasons, brothers, we do not need to write to you. For you are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

    While people are saying, “Peace and security,” destruction will come upon them suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

    But you, brothers, are not in the darkness so that this day should overtake you like a thief. For you are all sons of the light and sons of the day; we do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not sleep as the others do, but let us remain awake and sober.

    For those who sleep, sleep at night; and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and the helmet of our hope of salvation.

    For God has not appointed us to suffer wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him. Therefore encourage and build one another up, just as you are already doing' 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
     
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    'Thus the Lord God showed to me, and behold, a basket of [ripe and therefore soon to perish] summer fruit.

    And He said, Amos, what do you see? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord to me, The end has come upon My people Israel; I will not pass by and spare them any more.

    And the songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day, says the Lord God. The dead bodies shall be many; in every place they shall be cast forth in silence.

    Hear this, O you who would swallow up and trample down the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail and come to an end,

    Saying, When will the New Moon festival be past that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath that we may offer wheat for sale, making the ephah [measure] small and the shekel [measure] great and falsifying the scales by deceit,

    That we may buy [into slavery] the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals; yes, and sell the refuse of the wheat [as if it were good grade]?

    The Lord has sworn by [Himself Who is] the Glory and Pride of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their [rebellious] deeds.

    Shall not the land tremble on this account, and everyone mourn who dwells in it? Yes, it shall rise like the river [Nile], all of it, and it shall be tossed about and sink back again to normal level, as does the Nile of Egypt.

    AND IN THAT DAY, SAYS THE LORD GOD, I WILL CAUSE THE SUN TO GO DOWN AT NOON, AND I WILL DARKEN THE EARTH IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

    And I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation, and I will cause sackcloth to be put upon all loins and baldness [for mourning] shall come on every head; and I will make that time as the mourning for an only son, and the end of it as a bitter day.

    Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but [a famine] for hearing the words of the Lord.

    And [the people] shall wander from sea to sea and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord [inquiring for and requiring it as one requires food], but shall not find it.

    In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.

    Those who swear by Ashimah or the sin of Samaria and say, By the life of your god [the golden calf], O Dan! and [swear], By the life of the way of [idolatrous] Beersheba, they shall fall and rise no more' Amos 8
     
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    The man caught up to the third heaven was Paul Himself (Galatians 1:12, Galatians 2:1). He's speaking in the Holy Spirit in this specific instance. He has to defend His apostleship because the Corinthians are constantly being wowed by false Apostle's who lead sensually (fleshly).

    'True, there is nothing to be gained by it, but [as I am obliged] to boast, I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.

    I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows—was caught up to the third heaven.

    And I know that this man—whether in the body or away from the body I do not know, God knows—

    Was caught up into paradise, and he heard utterances beyond the power of man to put into words, which man is not permitted to utter.

    Of this same [man’s experiences] I will boast, but of myself (personally) I will not boast, except as regards my infirmities (my weaknesses).

    Should I desire to boast, I shall not be a witless braggart, for I shall be speaking the truth. But I abstain [from it] so that no one may form a higher estimate of me than [is justified by] what he sees in me or hears from me.

    And to keep me from being puffed up and too much elated by the exceeding greatness (preeminence) of these revelations, there was given me a thorn (a splinter) in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to rack and buffet and harass me, to keep me from being excessively exalted.

    Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and begged that it might depart from me;

    But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness.

    Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!

    So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength).

    Now I have been [speaking like] a fool! But you forced me to it, for I ought to have been [saved the necessity and] commended by you. For I have not fallen short one bit or proved myself at all inferior to those superlative [false] apostles [of yours], even if I am nothing (a nobody).

    Indeed, the signs that indicate a [genuine] apostle were performed among you fully and most patiently in miracles and wonders and mighty works' 2 Corinthians 12:1-12 (AMPC)
     
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    The apathy, hopelessness, or despair resting on others during worship...don't allow it to dim your own shine in Christ. Luke 11:21
     
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