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To: Jim 0216

Only Jesus can be all things to all people.

I’m glad there is a Joel . . . This world has plenty of fire and brimstone spokespersons if one cares to look.

And, I’m thankful for fire and brimstone preachers. They taught me very starkly clearly some hint of what it means to fall into the hands of an angry God unprepared to meet Him.

Joel DOES get to things like taking each thought captive etc. He preaches from the whole counsel of Scripture while emphasizing an extremely positive focus.

Scripture itself insists that we are to think on

whatsoever things are lovely, of good report etc.

Perhaps Joel carries that much further than most would carry it. God is his paymaster and boss. Am quite willing to leave his disciplines, if necessary, to God.


78 posted on 12/19/2009 8:22:16 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Quix
while emphasizing an extremely positive focus

Don't listen to him but does he teach 'faith'?

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
80 posted on 12/19/2009 8:28:16 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Quix
If one plumbs the depths of Joel's preaching, one will find much from which to benefit. His simple message reflect the simplicity that's in Christ, but the Pharisees think its shallowness.

Why is there so much hatred towards this guy? Well, I think the Devil hates him because Osteen's got a secret about victory that if embraced can turn a useless Christian into a powerful force of faith for God and against darkness. If he can't keep you from accepting Jesus, Satan's next step is to make you a weak, joyless, useless believer who won't bother his plans or his kingdom of darkness.

83 posted on 12/19/2009 8:35:46 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Quix
taking each thought captive

Ok. Now that's good! Our thoughts for the mind of Christ. What God thinks, wants, says about us. Like who we are in Christ. We are overcomers. Anything that is not of faith is sin. So we must walk in faith daily.

Not sure what the problem is about Joel - don't watch him so I'm not the expert here. One thing - I'm sure his father (and mother) spoke blessings over him since he was born.
86 posted on 12/19/2009 8:39:03 PM PST by presently no screen name
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