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Saturday, February 10, 2018

All About the Revelation of God – Part 3 Continued


The anointing from God....

We did a study on the anointing, not so long ago, and I enjoyed doing it, but could not get through to the other ladies, that no where in the WORD does it say that we have to be filled again and again.
We just are so limited in understanding God almighty, that to us, "more" means there is not enough or a lack of something.

But with God, wouldn't that be a wrong answer? God always gives enough! Never a lack of anything!

The apostle John in his letter, tells his readers that they have been anointed by the Holy One (God)and that for them, the anointing they received from Him remains in them.

1 John 2:20-27: 20 And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

22 Who is the liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, even he that denies the Father and the Son.

23 Whosoever denies the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that confesses the Son hath the Father also.

24 As for you, let that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning. If that which ye heard from the beginning abide in you, ye also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father.

25 And this is the promise which he promised us, even the life eternal.

26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that would lead you astray.

27 And as for you, the anointing which ye received of him abides in you, and ye need not that any one teach you; but as his anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, ye abide in him.

John is pleading for them to stay true to Christ, not to deny Him and to continue to walk with Him, aware that God has begun a work in them.

He makes no hint that some of them may need an increase in the anointing to be able to function at their best, facing what lies ahead of them. What they have is enough for the job they are to do!

Even The apostle Peter urges us in 2 Peter 1:3-4 that,
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

They received the anointing as they turned away from sin, repented and were born again. That anointing was enough to see them through the rest of their lives.

I have also heard, "Well,as you use your anointed gift, you use it up, so it has to be filled up again, like a bucket, you know, you use what's in it, so it needs filling up!"

That then means, to me, that God did not give you enough to begin with, and He has failed us?

yet in both verses above, it says that He has given us enough for life!

I just had to get this off my chest, as they would not listen to me, so you have become my other listeners


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

All About The Revelation Of God - Part 1

coming closer to the Pass-over, I feel this is so suitable

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Modesty matters

Women, and men, can either complement...... or contradict the message they speak..... with the way they behave and the way they dress.

We have a soup van....so if you volunteered to work there, what would you wear?

Would you wear very short shorts or a mini skirt?

And if you did, what would that say to those who come to the van?

With your actions, and the sign on the van, you are saying, “Look to Christ, we serve Him” but with the way you are dressed, you are saying, “Look at me”

Does not seem right, does it?

I have seen girls come to church with very short shorts, and their mums with very short dresses.....

Now, I’d be the last person to say how you should dress when you go anywhere, but, when the same young lady comes to church in her work uniform, with slacks and a lovely top with a tie and a badge for work...what does that say?

It’s good to come to work nicely dressed.......

but then shouldn't we also come to church, where we meet GOD, nicely dressed?

I would even go so far as to say it is a sin, to dress provocatively.

Believe me, I still almost die from embarrassment, when I think how I dressed, when I was a young teenager, and did not realise what it did to other people.
I thought I looked great, and I probably did, but I certainly was not a good example of what a God fearing young woman should be dressed as. I know I have been forgiven, for, as David asked God, “Forgive me the sins of my youth” so have I asked God, and know I have been forgiven the sins of my youth.

It’s different for any one who is not used to coming to church, and they are welcome, how ever they dress, but, those who come from a Christian back ground, in my humble opinion, should know better and meet God, better dressed than when they go to work!

You know, when Christ hung there on that cross, he was stripped naked, then he was clothed with all our sins...HE hung there, wearing our sins, then, when He rose from the grave, He dressed us, in His righteousness.

And it is just as important for men and boys too....I have seen them come in shorts and flip flops...some even bare footed......yet, when they are going straight to work after church, they wear a nicely ironed shirt and tie and decent shoes.....
So I say, clean up and dress up for meeting God...if you can do it for going to the club, or movies, surely you can do it for the Lord!

Some of this is copied from Tim Challies