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A Prophetic Word for Perry Noble, et. al.

December 11, 2009

THUS SAYS THE LORD!

The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord GOD: Ah, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat ones, but you do not feed the sheep. The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them. So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd, and they became food for all the wild beasts. My sheep were scattered; they wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. My sheep were scattered over all the face of the earth, with none to search or seek for them. (more…)

Logos Great Bible Giveaway

July 21, 2009

What can I say. I’m a sucker for God’s Word and a sucker for FREE. Put ’em together and ya got me.

Logos Bible Software is celebrating the launch of their new online Bible by giving away 72 ultra-premium print Bibles at a rate of 12 per month for six months. The Bible giveaway is being held at Bible.Logos.com and you can get up to five different entries each month! After you enter, be sure to check out Logos and see how it can revolutionize your Bible study.

I hope you will enter as well!!

Sword Slash (12)

April 10, 2009

Isaiah 52:13-54:8 (English Standard Version)

 

He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions

 13Behold, my servant shall act wisely;
   he shall be high and lifted up,
   and shall be exalted.
14As many were astonished at you—
    his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,
   and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—
15so shall he sprinkle many nations;
    kings shall shut their mouths because of him;
for that which has not been told them they see,
   and that which they have not heard they understand.

Isaiah 53

 1 Who has believed what he has heard from us?
   And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2For he grew up before him like a young plant,
    and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
   and no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by men;
   a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
   he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he has borne our griefs
   and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
    smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions;
   he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
    and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
   we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
   the iniquity of us all.

 7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
    yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
   and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
   so he opened not his mouth.
8By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
   and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
   stricken for the transgression of my people?
9And they made his grave with the wicked
    and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
   and there was no deceit in his mouth.

 10Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him;
   he has put him to grief;
when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
   he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
    make many to be accounted righteous,
    and he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
    and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,
because he poured out his soul to death
   and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
   and makes intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 54

The Eternal Covenant of Peace

 1 “Sing, O barren one, who did not bear;
   break forth into singing and cry aloud,
   you who have not been in labor!
For the children of the desolate one will be more
   than the children of her who is married,” says the LORD.
2 “Enlarge the place of your tent,
   and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out;
do not hold back; lengthen your cords
   and strengthen your stakes.
3 For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left,
   and your offspring will possess the nations
   and will people the desolate cities. 4“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed;
   be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced;
for you will forget the shame of your youth,
   and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
5 For your Maker is your husband,
   the LORD of hosts is his name;
and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer,
    the God of the whole earth he is called.
6 For the LORD has called you
   like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit,
like a wife of youth when she is cast off,
   says your God.
7 For a brief moment I deserted you,
   but with great compassion I will gather you.
8 In overflowing anger for a moment
   I hid my face from you,
but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,”
   says the LORD, your Redeemer.

Sword Slash (11)

April 1, 2009

I like to call this little section “Athiesm and Consequences”

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18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

 24Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

 26For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

 28And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
— Romans 1:18-32

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HAPPY ATHEIST DAY!

Sword Slash (10)

April 1, 2009

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
— Psalm 14:1

 

HAPPY ATHEIST DAY!

“Idol Hands” Bible Study Notes (2-15-09)

February 17, 2009

Idol Hands

 

 

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

1 John 5:20-21

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Your Best Ham Now!

February 16, 2009

Seriously! Does this man OWN a Bible?

Joel “The Mouth” Osteen cannot seem to harmonize scripture or even use basic hermenutical principles. Let’s play shall we?
Thou shall not eat pork, shellfish, bat, etc.
Whatta weird dream!
It’s official!

Okay… After reading those we have a supposed contradiction. God says don’t eat pork, etc. but then says, “Go ahead!” So what changed? The Covenant! The prohibition on such foods fell under the Mosaic Covenant which bound the Israelites to a the Law. Part of that law was to abstain from certain foods for reasons which gave God glory. After the death and ressurection of Christ, God’s chosen are now in a Covenant of Grace. We are not bound by law, but by grace. If you take the New Testament as a whole you see certain principles laid out which echo law from the Old Testament. These tend to me in the area of morality. While our salvation is not in keeping the law, God still desires His people to be moral. All this is lost on Joel Osteen who seems to think that we are still under a law/works based covenant. We are not! Joel’s wretched theology will send anyone who follows it to hell. Paul was firm on the seperation of works for sanctification and grace for salvation. Look at Galatians 5:1-15, especially verse 3. If Joel wishes to keep the Kosher Law then he had better be prepared to use his wealth to start buying livestock! But be warned, God may not like them. The Law, the sacrifices have been taken care of by Jesus the Christ. To detract from that and (especially) to preach otherwise is to invite damnation upon oneself.

Joel Osteen repent of your sins and trust in Jesus Christ ALONE for your salvation.

Your Best Life Now! Persecution Edition

February 16, 2009

Christians in China are living thier Best Life Now™!

Okay, to anyone who still thinks Joel Oteeth is in any way Biblical in his views please see the following.

Here is what we should expect.
Here is what persecution does.
Here is when we get to live our best life.

Pray that the persecuted Christians in China and throughout the world will endure for the sake of the Glory of God and for the Gospel.

Ahem…

January 31, 2009

Despite what damnable heresey may be found elsewhereJESUS IS GOD!!

Celebrating Hope

January 20, 2009

Today, many are rejoicing that hope has come. That hope is sadly misplaced. As a Christian it is sinful if not damnable that we place our ultimate hope in anyone other than the Lord.

Psalm 40:4 Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud,to those who go astray after a lie!

Psalm 118:8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.

Psalm 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.

Jeremiah 17:5 Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD.”

Jeremiah 17:7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD , whose trust is the LORD.”

Psalm 62:5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

Psalm 146:5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God…

Psalm 71:5 For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.
Now…  Let us sing a song of hope.

 The Solid Rock

 1.
 My hope is built on nothing less
 Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
 I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
 But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

 Refrain:
 On Christ, the solid Rock I stand,
 All other ground is sinking sand;
 All other ground is sinking sand.

 2.
 When darkness veils His lovely face,
 I rest on His unchanging grace.
 In every high and stormy gale,
 My anchor holds within the veil.

 (Refrain)

 3.
 His oath, His covenant, His blood,
 Support me in the whelming flood.
 When all around my soul gives way,
 He then is all my hope and stay.

 (Refrain)

 4.
 When He shall come with trumpet sound,
 Oh may I then in Him be found.
 Dressed in His righteousness alone,
 Faultless to stand before the throne.

 (Refrain)

 Words:
 Edward Mote

 Music:
 William Bradbury

My friends, hope in the true Messiah who died for those yet sinners.