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The Faithful Remnant Seek to Know Their God

The one thing missing among God’s people these days in the midst of their many trials and tribulations is the seeking of your people after their God. They seek a great many things, but they don’t prepare their hearts to seek after their God. This is tragic. They seek knowledge but miss knowing their God. They study all the manuscripts and understand a great many things about the history, the languages, and the culture of biblical times, but miss knowing their God. They banter back and forth in their study groups and have heated arguments about certain words and meanings but have missed knowing their God. They know all the church doctrines and have the ability to recite their systematic theology and can discuss the finer points of their religion but have missed knowing their God. We will discover together how the Faithful Remnant seek to know their God.

The devil has blinded humanity and all its different religions from really knowing God. He has led them to discover and know things about their different gods but has blinded them from knowing the one true God. The Bible says, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who believe not the Gospel of Jesus Christ (See II Corinthians 4:4). Satan has led them down the path of learning about their individual religions and producing the works of righteousness as defined by their sect. He cares little that you learn things about your God, he just doesn’t want you to know your God. He does not want you to have an intimate relationship with God. So, if necessary he will even instill fear into the hearts of those who seek to know their God. Unfortunately, many who call upon the Name of Christ are not unlike the people on the ancient mountain who did not want God to speak to them directly. They were not interested in coming into His presence, lest they die (See Exodus 20:19). In the same way, we have a whole generation of believers who are not really interested in knowing their God intimately and are no longer interested in or think it possible to hear His voice. The Faithful Remnant seek to know their God.

The Bible says, “A word fitly (or aptly) spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). Well, the aptly spoken word today is, “seek” the Lord. If we seek the Lord properly then we will come to know Him intimately. On the other hand, if our hearts are not properly prepared then we will be doing evil in the sight of the Lord. The Bible says, “And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD” (II Chronicles 12:14). To prepare our hearts we must truly be on the path of transformation. Let’s be clear this is not evolution, its transformation. Humanity is not evolving, if anything humanity is regressing from its original created state. It’s original design by our Creator. Whereas transformation is growing, changing and becoming more like our original state of perfection and innocence. If we truly want to seek after our God, we must be on the path of transformation or what the ancients referred to as the Way. There is no shortcut. We cannot whip ourselves up into a spiritual frenzy, becoming ecstatic, and attempting to come into God’s presence without first preparing our hearts. The key to preparation is faith or belief that Christ will do exactly what He said He would do; to give us life, a bountiful life in Him.

Of course if we don’t believe that, then transformation is quite impossible, and without transformation knowing God is also impossible. So, let’s start at the beginning. The Bible says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). A Superior (God) has extended His grace to an inferior (us), by giving us the faith needed in order to believe as a gift. We approach the mystery of godliness, that we can’t, but He can; and if we won’t, He will. To simplify this further, when we come to the Cross believing that Christ died for all of our sins, past, present, and future then we believe that the slate is clean. We have been rescued from the power of sin and the devil. But we can’t stop here! We also believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death and the grave. He has paved a new Way, giving us a brand-new life in Christ. A clean slate and a new life. Praise God! The Bible says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthians 5:17). If you truly believe all this then you are being transformed as you put off the old life and put on the new life in Christ. As we put our complete trust in Christ (we can’t) then the indwelling Spirit transforms our lives (He will).

We all without fail know the old life. We know the things we should not dwell on, the things we should not do, but how about the new life in Christ. It is much more than our religious duties. Simply put it is coming into the presence of our God through Christ who has given us the indwelling Spirit. Yes, we must come up to the mountain and leave the valley of frenzied behavior, of those seeking their false gods down below. Fear not! God has already given us the grace, unmerited favor, needed for walking in this new life. We will, especially in the beginning, say and do things that may feel uncomfortable and perhaps a bit frightening; but we must step out on faith believing that God is with us through the Spirit transforming us. For the unbelieving world it is a very frightening thing; to turn the other cheek, to go the extra mile, and to love your enemies. Yes, it takes a great deal of faith, but remember that faith was given to us through grace. Step by step, we will learn how to forgive those who have sinned against us; to bless those who have cursed us, and, pray for those who have persecuted us. Through repentance, confession, and humility we, the Faithful Remnant, seek our God through the indwelling Spirit.

Yes, as God’s children we learn to listen to the indwelling Spirit. We don’t ignore His nudges or His convictions. Remember it is He that’s transforming us. We don’t ask Him to step into a different room so that we can do something that we know that God would not approve. We never allow fallen man to explain away the clear teachings of His Scriptures made alive through the indwelling Spirit. If the Word says that He has given us everything we need for life and godliness, then we believe it (See II Peter 1:3) If the Word says we are a new creature and the old things are passed away, then we believe it (See II Corinthians 5:17). If the Word says that Jesus came to give us life and that we might have it more abundantly, then we believe it (See John 10:10). If the Word says we can participate in the divine nature, then we believe it (See II Peter 1:4). When we seek our God we do so in faith, believing all that He has taught us through the indwelling Spirit. We approach God in humility, in faith, with a clean heart, and in quiet meditation. A proud, faithless, unrepentant sinner, that’s undisciplined will not know God. On the other hand, we will enjoy intimacy with our God. Then we can finally say, “We have moved beyond just knowing about our God, to actually knowing God.” Amen.

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The Amazing Truth of What We Were Originally Created to Be (Video)

I firmly believe that we would need to be blind if we haven’t seen the great trouble humanity and the world is experiencing. We appear to be on the brink of imploding. That is, like the ancient Roman Empire, we will not be destroyed from the great forces from outside, but from within. The trajectory of humanity and the world will end in death and destruction, if we don’t return to what we were originally created to be. We need to return to the beginning to understand, the amazing truth of what we were originally created to be. Featuring two amazing vocalists Paula Disbrow and Vickie Truett along with much more to the glory of God. After watching the video please please share with others.

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The Amazing Truth of What We Were Originally Created to Be

I firmly believe that we would need to be blind if we haven’t seen the great trouble humanity and the world is experiencing. We appear to be on the brink of imploding. That is, like the ancient Roman Empire, we will not be destroyed from the great forces from outside, but from within. The trajectory of humanity and the world will end in death and destruction, if we don’t return to what we were originally created to be. We need to return to the beginning to understand, the amazing truth of what we were originally created to be. To the very beginning when humanity was created by God in His image, in the image of Him He created them (See Genesis 1:27). No one can really say how long our first parents, Adam and Eve, were in the Garden of Eden or even how many others were there with them. But one thing we know for sure that those who were created had a personal and dynamic relationship with God. For He walked with them in the Garden in the cool of the day (See Genesis 3:8). God spoke to them in an audible voice giving them instructions and seeing to their every need. There was great freedom with only one known restriction. There was nothing to harm them. They had independent thought as they named and had dominion over all other forms of life.

They were living and enjoying their lives as they were created to be in total innocence, until they disobeyed. Every believer knows the story of the fall. How that once beautiful relationship with their Creator was now severed. In essence God let them go allowing them to sink deeper and deeper into the inevitable consequences of their sin. A remarkable thing surfaced almost immediately about human nature. They simply could not continue without some higher power directing them. Someone or something outside themselves giving them comfort or courage when things were not going so well. This longing caused them to fashion all manner of creatures, sticks and stones to guide their paths. As they advanced in knowledge of the universe they chose stars and planets to guide their thoughts and actions. Although God’s chosen people, the Jews, in time threw off these crutches as useless idols and returned to God, they as a people were not ready to accept the culmination of their faith, the restored life in Christ. They along with the larger part of humanity have remained dead in their trespasses, cut off and separated from their Holy God, their Creator. So many then and now have missed the good news that Jesus Christ came to bring life. (See John 10:10)

For the past two thousand years, just a faithful remnant has truly understood the new life and entered into it with great joy. A new life that forgets what is behind and presses on to a glorious future with a peace that defies understanding (See Philippians 3:13-14; 4:7). Yet, the greatest part about this new life is the restored relationship with our one True God, our Creator. To be able to talk and walk with God along life’s narrow way. To long for those times to be in the Spirit, listening and learning from the Master Himself. To receive His counsel when things don’t go so well, or when we are mistreated by others. To receive His direction when we are faced with a fork in the road. To never feel loneliness, anxiety, or depression for more than just a moment in time, because His counsel and love is always ever present. Even so called righteous anger is very short lived causing us to truly forgive and forget. No matter what happens to the rest of humanity and the world we have the assurance that we will not suffer as the pagan. That nothing can separate us from the love of God (See Romans 8:38).

On the other hand, as I have already alluded too, the rest of humanity will not be so fortunate. They have rejected this new life as a lie continuing on to find other things to support them in their misery. Not unlike the pagan who sought out their idols to give them direction, modern man has sought out his higher learning to be his help in the time of need and his sure course to a happy and fulfilled life. The problem, however, is it has not led to a fulfilled life, but to a life of disappointments and deep-seated emotional or psychological problems. In most, leading to a life of greater immorality. At which point we see the God of heaven letting go, allowing them to sink deeper into the inevitable consequences of their sin (See Romans 1:24,26,28). This I believe, is what’s happening right now. Fallen humanity has rejected their God. They have rejected this once beautiful and majestic relationship to independently try and solve their own problems through their higher learning or by creating other gods. So, God has let them go. How tragic. As fallen humanity sinks deeper into the consequences of their sins, they will become the cause of their own destruction.

Should the faithful remnant give up? God forbid! They say that proof is in the pudding or if it works I’ll take it. The fallen world is no longer listening. They have heard the old, old story. They have received the invitations. They have heard the promise, but have they seen it work? We say that God has given us a new life in Christ. We claim that God speaks to us and everything is so rosy, but the world is crying out in agony, yelling at the top of her lungs, “Where is the proof.” Dear friends, we are the proof. When tragedy strikes how do we act? When we are faced with a sudden emotional or even a psychological problem? How do we act? What do we do? Does the world see us running to the world’s counsel (or even so-called biblical counsel based on the methods of the world) and their array of drugs? Do they instead see us kneel in submission to our Father in Heaven listening to His counsel through the indwelling Spirit, through God’s Holy Word the Bible, or from His faithful servants who are proving their worth by walking as they should? When you are wronged in public how do you react? Do you react as the world does and respond with hateful language? Finally, how about your spouse. Can they see Christ living in you at all times? Can they see the new life in-Christ, becoming more like Christ daily?

In conclusion, have we grown indistinguishable from the crowd? We should feel compelled to always stand out from the rest. To let our light shine ever so brightly in world full of darkness (See Matthew 5:14-16). To let people see the changes that God has made in our lives. To always publicly give Him the glory. We need to be cognitive of this every time we take a step outdoors into the public arena and when they ask about the hope that we have be ready and willing to give it (See I Peter 3:15). Let me encourage you to tell them about your brand-new life where old things are passing away and behold all things have become new (See II Corinthians 5:17). To tell them that this was all accomplished by God, through His Son, Jesus Christ on the Cross. Dear friends, we can tell the old, old story, but they also need to see the change in us, they need to see the proof or everything we say is meaningless. There is great power in our personal testimony when they can also see the change. This is the amazing truth of what we were originally created to be, our new life that has a very personal and dynamic relationship with the God of all creation. Amen

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Resist the Lies of The Devil by Walking in The Promises (Video)

The lies of the devil have caused most of the problems in our world today. It’s not just the lies, but the fact that so many of the world’s population actually believe the lies. Have you ever wondered why there is such an increase in emotional and psychological problems? … Have you ever wondered why there is such an increase in drug addiction? … Psychological problems, drug addiction and suicide are caused primarily from listening to the lies of the devil. So, follow me along to discover how to “Resist the lies of the devil by walking in the promises.” After watching this video please share with others.

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Resist the Lies of The Devil by Walking in The Promises

The lies of the devil have caused most of the problems in our world today. It’s not just the lies, but the fact that so many of the world’s population actually believe the lies. Have you ever wondered why there is such an increase in emotional and psychological problems? It’s reported in 2014 that 91% of the population would seek a mental health professional if they had a problem. Have you ever wondered why there is such an increase in drug addiction? It’s also reported that in the same year that 8 million Americans battled both drug addiction and a mental health disorder concurrently. Perhaps the most alarming statistic to me was the increased numbers in suicide globally. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Worldwide, 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, according to the World Health Organization. The shocking fact is the Church is not exempt from these problems. Psychological problems, drug addiction and suicide are caused primarily from listening to the lies of the devil. So, follow me along to discover how to “Resist the lies of the devil by walking in the promises.” Continue reading Resist the Lies of The Devil by Walking in The Promises