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*Guest Post* Can I Get a Witness…!

CAN I GET A WITNESS….!

Truth

From the early dawn of human history the eternal being known as ‘GOD’ has revealed Himself empirically by His ability to communicate; long before the establishment of various man-made religions God has accurately and consistently throughout time revealed His truth thru verbal and written testimony to humanity “God who in different times and in various ways spoke in time past to the forefathers and prophets” (Hebrews 1:1)

Now with the ability to communicate the attribute of intelligence is a requirement, only a Supreme Intelligent being such as God, who can and does speak to another intelligent being created in His image and likeness…Man. Communication by definition is someone revealing accurate facts about himself, his character, what he knows, revealing his thoughts to us as lesser created beings; seeking our attention and requiring us to respond to that truth. And the standard of that of communication must be based on Intelligence, Truth and Reason and the character of God himself; the very concept of truth originates with God who is Living Truth, who also possesses impeccable integrity as a character trait; as it is written “It is impossible for God to lie” (Hebrews 6:18)

God has also determined the principle on which to determine the validity of truth from His written record “BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES, LET THE MATTER BE ESTABLISHED!” (Deut. 19:15) this will be the determining factor in this article by which the truth of the matter will be established. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Lies My Pastor Told Me Pt. 2

I had a pretty good email reaction to the first part of the LMPTM blog posting so I wanted to go ahead with the second part, as I know that many will be able to relate to it.

Lie number 7:

“My wife is my equal partner. If she tell you to do something it is as if I said. You are not to question the authority of the First Lady!” Hello! Scripture please! Of course I believe that all Pastor’s wives are due their modicum of respect, but so does the average layperson in the church, the Deacons, the Ministers, the children, everyone. There is not a scripture in the bible that states that the First Lady (which is unscriptural in and of itself) has the same authority in the body of Christ as the Pastor does. Paul states in Acts:

For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. – Acts 20:29-21

Paul is telling the elders from the church at Ephesus about being accountable to each other, not to their wives! Considering that this Pastor vilified other ministries and forbid us to associate with them, we were basically stranded on a spiritual island with he and his First Lady as the authoritarians and he was accountable to NONE of his brethren.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2011 in Spiritual Abuse

 

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People are hungry…will you feed them?

Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.

This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. – John 21:13-17 (KJV).

I am becoming convinced that part of my new ministry is to the women at my salon lol. They have got questions and God has the answers. In the passage of scripture quoted above Jesus is speaking to Simon Peter and it seems sort of redundant that He keeps asking Peter the same question over and over; however,  this conversation takes place after His resurrection. We know that before Jesus was crucified that He informed the same Peter that before the cock crowed that Peter would deny Him three times, and just as Jesus stated, Peter did. This time when speaking to Peter, Jesus asks him “do you love me?” and Peter answers in the affirmative three times. The first time, please note that Jesus asks about lambs. What are lambs? They are baby sheep; lambs refer to weak, new, young or immature Christians. These Christians need to be led or taught God’s Word and laws. They need what is commonly referred to as the “milk of the Word”, we teach lambs of God how to lived saved and holy, about reading the Word and fasting and praying because anything stronger than that they may not be able to handle. Consider a newborn baby, do we give them steak, chicken and mashed potatoes? No, we feed them breast milk or formula until their digestive systems are able to maintain heavier and more solid food! Babes in Christ are no different.

After Jesus instructs Peter to feed His lambs, he asks him again if he loves him and again Peter answers in the affirmative, then Jesus tells him to feed His sheep. Jesus’ sheep are more mature Christians and they may not need fed with the Word, but they may need some guidance, encouragement, discipline and restoration among other things. It is important that we remember what Jesus told Peter. So many Christians, both babes in Christ and mature ones are falling away because of false doctrines, false teachers and lack of the Word. Every time I go to my salon someone has a question for me regarding God, salvation, Christianity or something else and it makes me wonder, where are the called and the chosen? Why are God’s people perishing? Is there anyone left? Why are God’s lambs and sheep malnourished and dying?

I am OVERJOYED that God has placed me in the position to minister the truth of His word to people. I meet opposition every time, but the trying of my faith worketh patience and I am not discouraged. So many people are lost yet have the desire to know God, but they are either afraid or misinformed. Jesus asked if we love Him. If we love Him we would keep His commandments. He told us to go into all the World and preach the Gospel, so what is the Gospel? It is the birth, death, resurrection and saving power of Jesus Christ! He sat at the Last Supper and He fed His sheep, and now it is our turn. People are hungering and thirsting after righteousness and it is our jobs as followers of Jesus to feed them; this is a part of our worship of God and our reasonable service. Peter never forgot the lesson or instruction from Jesus:

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock. – 1 Peter 5:2-3.

I go back to the salon on Thursday. I hope they’re hungry! 😉

A Pastor’s Wife

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2011 in Spiritual Walk

 

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