The Filling Station / Sanctification

Genesis 2:3
King James Version (KJV)
 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

To be Sanctified is to be set apart,  to be special, holy.  God made the seventh day, the Sabbath a holy day of rest.  A day to reflect on what was done before and enjoy the fruit of His labour.  (Walking with Adam and Eve in the garden).

This Walk, a relationship with man is the reason we were created.

Revelation 4:11
King James Version (KJV)
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

We were created to give God pleasure.   To be Holy, Acceptable and Perfect,  all things we have failed to be.  God saw our need, without His presence within us, we could never please Him, truly know and Worship Him.

He chose us, sets us apart,  made it possible for us to walk with Him.

2 Thessalonians 2:13
King James Version (KJV)
 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 

When we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, we are Justified by His Grace.  Made sinless in Gods eyes.  “Just as if I’d never sinned”, Justified.  Then He gave us His Holy Spirit to do the work of Sanctification,  to set us apart,  to make us Holy.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-4
King James Version (KJV)
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:  That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

Romans 6:16
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 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Leviticus 20:7
King James Version (KJV)
Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God. 

1 Peter 1:15-16
King James Version (KJV)
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;   Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

God wants a Holy people,  when we don’t have time to pray, meditate,  let the Word of God work its way into our hearts,  minds and Spirit. We rob ourselves and God of His true pleasure.

Psalm 65:4
King James Version ( KJV )
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

God chose us, Justified and Sanctifies us as we allow.  He will cause us to approach Him, allow us to dwell in His courts, (the secret place of the Most High).

He promises those who dwelt there, (who walk with Him), that they will be satisfied with His goodness.  He gives us the desires of our hearts.

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WHAT WAS THE BIBLES EXPIRATION DATE?

It seems to me, a lot of churches have put  expiration dates on parts of the Bible.

Miracles, signs and wonders, revelations from God; all expired with the last of the Apostles.  (Until the new improved message,  arrived).

Jonah and the big fish died the same time as the tooth fairy. David and Goliath,  Noah and the flood, Samson,  Gideon, all just fables, stories for children. 

Morales, ethics, honesty, self-control,  self-respect,  self-reliance all expired,  dead, gone, buried.  Will they ever return?

Folks, when a large segment of the population, teaches their children it is OK  to abort, and not raise their little sister or brother; or that Heather has two mommies; or let’s go visit daddy in prison;   do not be surprised when they set fire to the cat.

What we have allowed to happen to our country and churches, will continue.

Our churches, like our politicians. …are empty suits.  All hot air and promises.  
Do we really see and talk about the great things God is doing?   Not often,  because He is not doing much,  with this stiff-necked generation.

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.

.Lord, I pray our hearts would turn your way.

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these signs shall follow them that believe; (Really?) 2


Signs that should be following you, me and everyone else who believes that Jesus Christ is Lord:

  • We should cast out devils
  • Lay hands on the sick and they shall recover
  • Speak with new tongues
  • Take up serpents
  • Drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them

Wow, what a list….since I’ve been saved. I speak with new tongues,  I have laid hands on the sick….most have recovered….some have gone on to the Lord.   Continue reading

these signs shall follow (Really? )

There are a lot of promises in the Bible that, as Christians, we want to believe and walk in but it is hard to when we rarely see results.
Here are a few of the troublesome  scriptures:
Mark 16
“these signs shall follow them that believe;
Mark 11
Have faith in God.   For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Luke 8
Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
The common denominator is BELIEVE:
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God,  He died for my sins and rose from the dead to save us.   That is good, it means we are saved but it is not enough.
So what does Jesus say?
Matthew 17:20-21
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.  Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Because of unbelief;   how can this be?  I believe,  help my unbelief.   Confusing isn’t it, if we fast today all we hear is be careful,  drink plenty of water…..you can’t go with out food, it’ll make you sick.
Let me say most of this is good advice.  Does it line up with the word? No.  The scriptures tell us of Moses, at least twice going 40 days without food or water.
Daniels twenty-one day fast.  Jesus,  40 days, also 3 day, 14 day fasts.
How can this be?
Psalm 65:4
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
We are the people God has chosen, He will cause whosoever will to draw near and those who do will be satisfied with Gods goodness.  So we find Gods supply to those who draw close.
I’ve fasted, prayed and I find that alot of things are still impossible for me.  Something is wrong with my belief. ..Gods word is true….why isn’t it working? Does He no longer watch over His Word to proform it?
This series will endeavor to unravel the mysteries.

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King Saul and Samson – men of God? Nope

When we think of these two men,  who were used mightily by the Lord.  It is natural to think of them as Godly men.   After all one was the first King of Israel, who led them to many victories   and the other was one of   Israels  most famous Judges, who did many mighty exploits.

They were not Mighty Men of God but men God used mightily.    Let me explain:

Samson s parents were approached by an angel of the Lord,  told though barren, they would have a child.  A Nazarene,  don’t ever cut his hair, eat only special food and drink.   They were obedient,  the child grew, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him and he did mighty exploits.   He delivered Israel from many enemies.

Then we have King Saul,   made the first King of Israel because of his hight and looks.  Anointed of the Lord who made him a new man, while God gave him a new heart.  He led Israel to many victories.

You might ask, why are these not great men of God then?

Neither of these men had a real personal relationship with the Lord and did not realize when the Spirit of the Lord left them.   Their concerns were being dissed and revenge.

When we study the life of David, we find a man after Gods heart.   Who when confronted with his sin,  cried out:  “Take not your Holy Spirit away from me.”

A truly Godly man knows and fears grieving the Spirit.  He is quick to repent and longs for the fellowship of the Lord.

 

II The True Church

 

The true Church is first:

◆   Built on the revelation knowledge that Jesus is the only       begotten Son of God, He is alive and well today and sits at the right hand of the Father.

◇   We are saved by His blood and grace

What is the purpose of the Church?

◆  As with the Prophets of old…teach and Continue reading

Why do you believe in Salvation? 

 

Romans 10:9

King James Version (KJV)

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

 

This Scripture is the cornerstone of our Salvation. We believe Jesus was a virgin born, God/man, who lived a sinless life.  Died on a cross for our sins, buried and three days later rose from the dead.  Is in heaven now at the right hand of the Father. Through Jesus the Father finds us guiltless and sons of God.

 

It is no wonder the non-believers think we have a few screws loose.  After all didn’t Paul himself tel Continue reading