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  • A Dirge (For a friend that fell)

    Oh Troubler, why do you trouble us? We had just talked to you, we thought you were doing better… Why did you take your eyes off of Him who comes to us in the midst of every storm? What did you see, when you gazed at the Babylonian garment? What misery was so great that you were willing to sell out, just to relieve it? Did it work? Are you better now? Now, we who love you are miserable? Wouldn’t it be better to suffer than to sin? Which is worse, suffering or sin? Which is the cause and which...
  • The Joy of The LORD[ Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2016 7:40:47 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The pursuit of happiness is to enter into obedience and not leave. Many of My children are doing their own thing which truly has nothing to do with My Kingdom or The Father's will and in such manner have heaped upon themselves coals of futility weighing themselves down with yokes of bondage. However where My Spirit is there is freedom and in this place you will find My Vessels filled from My Spring of Life within them for there is a well flowing freely that need not be dug again. . . 2 Corinthians 3:17 17 Now the Lord is...
  • God Is Three

    02/05/2016 4:09:36 AM PST · by metmom · 64 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all" (2 Corinthians 13:14). Though there is only one God, He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is one, but He exists in three distinct Persons. We call this the Trinity, a contraction of "tri-unity," meaning "three in one." The word Trinity doesn't appear in the Bible, but God's existence as three Persons in one God is clear from Scripture. Old Testament evidence of God's plurality can be...
  • The Joy of Faithful Service

    02/05/2016 4:06:19 AM PST · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus" (Phil. 1:1). A faithful slave fulfills the will of his master. The metaphor of Christians as slaves to Christ is common in Paul's writings. It is one his readers would have readily understood because of the prevalence of slavery in the Roman Empire. Peter, James, John, and Jude used the same metaphor of their own ministries, as did Jesus in Mark 10:45: "The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." In Philippians 2:7 Paul refers to Christ as a...
  • Behold The Messiah of Israel...miracle nation pt 38

    And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The Branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord: Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.(Zechariah 6:12-13)Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him:...
  • God Is One

    02/04/2016 12:39:52 PM PST · by metmom · 24 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "'Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!'" (Deuteronomy 6:4). There is only one true God. When God freed Israel to take her to the promised land, He said: "You shall have no other gods before Me" (Ex. 20:3). Later Moses told the Israelites, "The Lord, He is God; there is no other besides Him" (Deut. 4:35) and "The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!" (6:4). Israel was to believe in the one and only God. But Jesus claimed to be God. Is He God number two? Not at all. In Mark 12:29-30, Jesus...
  • The Joy of Kindred Spirits

    02/04/2016 12:36:57 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus" (Phil. 1:1). Despite their shortcomings, people of kindred spirit are precious gifts from the Lord. Timothy was Paul's trusted companion in the gospel. In Philippians 2:20 Paul describes him as a man "of kindred spirit." That is, they were likeminded, sharing the same love for Christ and His church. Elsewhere Paul described Timothy as his beloved and faithful child in the Lord (1 Cor. 4:17) and fellow worker in the gospel of Christ (Rom. 16:21; 1 Thess. 3:2). Those are significant compliments coming from Paul, whose standard of ministry and personal integrity was...
  • Texas Megachurch to Pay PC(USA) $1.525 Million in order to Leave Denomination

    02/04/2016 10:13:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/04/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A Texas megachurch that recently voted to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) over theological differences agreed to pay its former regional body approximately $1.5 million to maintain control of its church property. First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio announced Sunday that it reached a settlement with Mission Presbytery over retaining ownership of its name and property. "Under the terms of the settlement, FPC will provide $1,525,000 to the denomination. Mission Presbytery will contribute $125,000 of this amount to the John Knox Ranch Summer Camp," read the announcement. "The contribution to the camp provides one quarter of the $1 million being raised...
  • How Long,Hosea?...miracle nation pt 37

    For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him. I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early. Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will...
  • God Is Spirit

    02/03/2016 12:35:11 PM PST · by metmom · 8 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "'God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth'" (John 4:24). God is a person, but He has no physical characteristics. As we begin our study of God, we must understand first of all that He is a person, not some unknowable cosmic force. In His Word, God is called Father, Shepherd, Friend, Counselor, and many other personal names. God is always referred to as "He," not "it." He also has personal characteristics: He thinks, acts, feels, and speaks. We will learn three aspects of God's person in the next several days: God is spirit,...
  • The Joy of Exalting Christ

    02/03/2016 12:31:46 PM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus" (Phil. 1:1). If exalting Christ is your goal, anything that furthers the gospel will bring you joy. Next to the Lord Himself, Paul is perhaps the greatest illustration that joy is not necessarily related to one's circumstances. Paul wrote to the Philippians from a prison cell, yet he spoke of joy and contentment. His life was a series of difficulties and life-threatening situations (see 2 Cor. 11:23-33). In fact the Lord, shortly after confronting him on the road to Damascus, said, "[Paul] is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before...
  • Israel,confess your Offenses...miracle nation pt 36

    For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him. I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early. Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will...
  • The Essence of Idolatry

    02/02/2016 2:27:37 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "'You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you, and state the case in order before your eyes'" (Psalms 50:21). Idolatry is more than worshiping some inanimate object; it is having an unworthy conception of God. Western society, with all its culture and scientific knowledge, is in the same satanic trap that governs the life of an aborigine bowing down to a rock. We all have our gods. Many worship the god of materialism-getting more stuff is their highest pursuit. Others worship the gods of sex or entertainment. Of course, behind all of this is the worship...
  • Joy Versus Happiness

    02/02/2016 2:24:01 PM PST · by metmom · 8 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Rejoice in the Lord" (Phil. 3:1). Happiness is related to circumstances; joy is a gift from God. Not long ago it was common to see bumper stickers proclaiming every conceivable source for happiness. One said, "Happiness is being married." Another countered, "Happiness is being single." One cynical sticker read, "Happiness is impossible!" For most people happiness is possible but it's also fickle, shallow, and fleeting. As the word itself implies, happiness is associated with happenings, happenstance, luck, and fortune. If circumstances are favorable, you're happy. If not, you're unhappy. Christian joy, however, is directly related to God and is the...
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • Pursuing the Knowledge of God

    02/01/2016 7:51:17 PM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ" (Philippians 3:8). God's greatest desire for us is that we seek diligently to know Him. To know God and all that He has revealed about Himself is the highest pursuit of life. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding" (Prov. 9:10). Such a realization...
  • Joy and Godliness

    02/01/2016 7:47:49 PM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "I rejoice and share my joy with you" (Phil. 2:17). True joy is directly related to godly living. Philippians is often called the epistle of joy-and rightly so because the believer's joy is its major theme. Paul loved the Philippian Christians and they loved Him. When they learned that he had been imprisoned for preaching the gospel, they were deeply concerned. Paul wrote to alleviate their fears and encourage their joy. Of his own circumstances he said, "Even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share...
  • What Hosea Saw pt 1...miracle nation pt 35

    For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days.(Hosea 3:4-5)Hosea was one of the Hebrew Prophets who saw the short and long term future of the nation.What Hosea saw, was that Israel, the wife of Jahweh had become a harlot,faithless to her God, but seeking after foreign alliances and...
  • Why I changed My message today in church...

    I changed my message today, in church. I had been going through a short series of messages on Psalm 1 and 2, “The One and The Many”, in which God showed me that these two Psalms are placed together and begin the Psalms for a reason. Psalm 1 emphasizes the individual, “Blessed is the man…”. As Individuals we must go to God, know God and live before Him, and one day as individuals we will answer to God. The Psalm speaks of the individuals separation from the world, in his thoughts and inner life, due to his being “Planted by...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 31st, 2016 (video)

    01/31/2016 4:15:11 PM PST · by Lera · 13 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 1/31/16 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses some of the prophetically significant developments taking place in the last week most of went unnoticed by virtue of the wall-to-wall coverage of the presidential election with the Iowa caucuses tomorrow.
  • 2016 01 31 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Push for Peace" (video)

    01/31/2016 4:09:46 PM PST · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 1/31/16 | John Haller
    Unless you have been totally sleeping through your prophetic alarm clock, it is increasingly clear that the world is turning against Israel with increasing intensity and speed. On one hand, many factions are calling for Israel to be pushed "into the sea" while others are calling for the much promised, but ever elusive "Two State Solution" which is believed to be the panacea of the peace process. Scripture is clear...the nations of the world will turn against Israel, yet she will prevail. Join John as he takes us on a whirlwind journey exploring the burgeoning student debt load in America,...
  • What Matters Most

    01/31/2016 9:04:29 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called" (Ephesians 4:1). Compared to walking worthy of Christ, nothing else is really important. Let's review what Paul has taught us from Ephesians 4:1-6. God has chosen and called us to be part of His family, and He expects us to act like His children. He wants us to walk worthy of Christ and be unified. To follow God's will in this, we must, with His help, deal with our sin and develop godly virtues. Our lives must first be marked by "all humility" (v. 2). We...
  • Complementing Christ

    01/31/2016 9:01:23 AM PST · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    God exalted Christ "and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fulness of Him who fills all in all" (Eph. 1:22-23). The church was designed to complement Christ. Here Paul uses a graphic analogy to illustrate the relationship of Christ to the church: He is the head; believers are His body. Paul elaborates that we're to hold "fast to the head [Christ], from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God" (Col. 2:19; cf. Eph. 4:15-16). Just as...
  • How it All Ends, for Israel...miracle nation pt 34

    01/30/2016 6:42:12 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies
    01-30-16 | Bill Randles
    And the ark of the Lord was in the country of the Philistines seven months. And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do to the ark of the Lord? tell us wherewith we shall send it to his place.( 1 Samuel 6:1-2)We have been seeing in the story of the capture of the Ark of the covenant by the Philistines, in the book of Samuel. Not only did these events truly happen in Israel’s history, but they foretell the future history of both gentiles and Jews in their details. * Israel would endure...
  • Our Unity in the Father

    01/30/2016 2:13:28 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "One God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all" (Ephesians 4:6). There is only one God, and we will have a strong testimony by worshiping Him and holding on to what unites us. The last point of Christian unity Paul mentions in Ephesians 4:4-6 is that Christians have "one God and Father." In Paul's day, people believed in many gods; so he emphasizes our God's uniqueness. No person or object can compare with God because He is "above all," which means He is the sovereign creator and controller of the universe; He is...
  • Serving the Supreme One

    01/30/2016 2:10:24 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    God exalted Christ "far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet" (Eph. 1:21-22). Now and forever Christ is the Supreme One! Yesterday we saw that Christ has both an exalted name and an exalted, authoritative position. In verses 21-22 Paul elaborates on the extent of Christ's authority, which is "far above all rule and authority and power and dominion." "Rule," "authority," "power," and "dominion" are designations for angelic beings, whether...
  • Order of Dependency for the Bible-believing Christian

    01/30/2016 7:34:43 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 27 replies
    January 30, 2016 | Robert E. Patenaude, Th.D.
    Whether anyone in Washington, DC believes that the United States of America is the product of a Christian Heritage, whether anyone has the courage to continue to call the United States a Christian Nation, or not, . . . . our elected representatives must be aware that there are remaining throughout the country millions of Bible-believing Christians who are determined to live-out traditional, Biblical, Christian ideals in our homes and in our public life. We reject the federal government taking the place or honor of God Almighty in our existances. ORDER OF DEPENDENCY FOR THE BIBLE-BELIEVING CHRISTIAN CONTRASTED WITH THE...
  • The Future of the Gentiles...miracle nation pt 33

    And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod. When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord; and the...
  • Our Unity in Christ

    01/29/2016 4:16:56 AM PST · by metmom · 13 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "One Lord, one faith, one baptism" (Ephesians 4:5). All Christians have a common Lord, common beliefs, and a common public testimony. Yesterday we looked at what Christians have in common through the Spirit. Today's verse teaches us what we share through Christ. Christians have only "one Lord," the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 4:12 says, "There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved." Paul says in Romans 10:12, "There is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord...
  • Exalting Christ

    01/29/2016 4:12:44 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[God] seated [Christ] at His right hand in the heavenly places" (Eph.1:20). Christ occupies the highest place of power, prominence, authority, and honor. To exalt someone is to elevate that person in status, dignity, power, and honor. As God, Jesus possesses all power and authority and is deserving of all honor and glory. But when He was on earth, most people refused to give Him the glory He deserved. Instead they mocked and eventually murdered Him. Just prior to His death, Jesus prayed to the Father, "Glorify Thou Me together with Thyself, Father, with the glory which I ever had...
  • The future History of Israel...miracle nation pt 32

    And the Word of Samuel Came to All Israel…(I Samuel 4:1)Thus begins the story of the capture of the ARK. The events which would follow, involve all ISRAEL for all time. The story of the capture and recovery of the Ark is the future history of Israel as well as valid salvation history. What we have related so far is that Israel suffered in their own land under foreign domination. Because of their unfaithfulness they were unable to fully dwell in the land, according to the terms of the covenant. Israel sought to throw off the foreign domination, but proved...
  • The Captured Ark;past as prophecy...miracle nation pt 32

    And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Ebenezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek. And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men. And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the Lord smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of Shiloh...
  • Our Unity in the Spirit

    01/28/2016 7:53:08 AM PST · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all" (Ephesians 4:4-6). All Christians are part of the same Body, with the same Spirit, who is our pledge of eternal life. Everything God ever designed for the church is based on the unity of believers. Paul emphasizes that by listing seven "ones" in these verses. One is the key; it is the cause of the worthy walk. How many...
  • Striving According to God's Power

    01/28/2016 7:50:20 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "These are in accordance with the working of the strength of [God's] might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead" (Eph. 1:19-20). In Christ you have all the power you will ever need. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the great hope of believers. Because He lives, we will live also (John 14:19). Peter said we have been "born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away" (1 Pet. 1:3-4). We and what we...
  • It is time to ROAR[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/27/2016 10:19:52 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-27-16 | Holy Spirit
    You have stepped out of the birthing and into the known, It is time to ROAR ! ! ! You have stepped out of the birthing and into the known, For all of heaven sees you are my very own, Obedient and fearless as you stand at the front of the pride, For you stand before my very Bride, A MIGHTY ! A FIRE and A CLOUD! You ( (( ROAR )) ) as The Lion of Judah Brave and Loud ! You are ARIEL( LION OF GOD) The teeth of My Kingdom and Crown, My Presence surrounds you as...
  • Pope Francis Asks Protestants to Forgive Catholics for Persecution

    01/27/2016 6:19:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 122 replies
    The Pope spoke at a prayer service concluding the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity After walking across the threshold of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls with an Orthodox metropolitan and an Anglican archbishop, Pope Francis invoked God's mercy upon divided Christians and apologised for times that Catholics may have hurt members of other denominations. "As bishop of Rome and pastor of the Catholic Church, I want to beg for mercy and forgiveness for un-Gospel-like behaviour on the part of Catholics against Christians of other churches," the Pope said on Monday at a...
  • Seeking Righteous Attitudes

    01/27/2016 3:52:46 AM PST · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "I . . . entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3). God is most concerned about who we are, because who we are determines what we do. Now that we've looked in depth at Ephesians 4:1-3, let's take a step back. These verses reveal a basic truth: the Christian life is not primarily about what we do but who we...
  • Trusting in God's Power

    01/27/2016 3:48:34 AM PST · by metmom · 11 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "I pray that ... you may know ... the surpassing greatness of [God's] power toward us who believe" (Eph. 1:18-19). The same divine power that created, sustains, and controls the universe secures your salvation. God's power is awesome! David wrote, "Thine, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Thine is the dominion, O Lord, and Thou dost exalt Thyself as head over all. Both riches and honor come from Thee, and Thou dost rule over all, and in Thy hand...
  • Hey Europe, How is That Feminism Working for you?...Kings of the Earth pt 4

    Hey Europe, How is That Feminism Working for you?…Kings of The Earth pt 4 European Men are Being DemasculanizedYou have to see this video to get a grip on what I have been trying to tell you about “the KNGS of The Earth and their Rulers”, and what they have done to destroy the formerly healthy, vigorous and highly successful Western Civilization. One of the toxic viruses of their arsenal against Judeo/Christianity has been feminism. In the West, through culture, and education and false religious Christian notions, the line between the sexes has been blurred, and that to the detriment...
  • The Bond of Peace

    01/26/2016 4:56:14 PM PST · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3). The key to peace in the church is selfless love. People often delude themselves that there is peace when there is no real peace (Jer. 8:11). However, we can show the world that Jesus is the true peacemaker if we have a community of peaceful, loving, united believers. Others will realize then that Christ must be sent from God, because only God can make true, lasting peace. "The bond of peace" is what holds our unity together. The Greek word translated "bond" refers to...
  • Maintaining a Clear Perspective

    01/26/2016 4:52:53 PM PST · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "I pray that . . . you may know . . . what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints" (Eph. 1:18). How you perceive your spiritual resources dictates how you live. Throughout Ephesians 1 Paul is clearly struck with the magnificence of our inheritance in Christ. Here he prays that we will know the riches of its glory. Some commentators see "His inheritance" as a reference to believers, who are God's inheritance or special possession (v. 14). That view stresses the value God places on us as believers, as demonstrated in Christ's death, the...
  • What the Kings of the Earth Have Wrought...kings of the earth pt 3

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me,...
  • The Curse Of The Law...miracle nation pt 30

    But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Cursed shalt thou be when thou...
  • Diligently Preserving Unity

    01/25/2016 12:32:44 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3). The unity of the Spirit must be earnestly maintained by humble, gentle, patient, loving Christians. Today's Scripture spells out the goal of the worthy walk: the unity of the Spirit. Jesus prayed for Christians "that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me" (John 17:21). Our witness to the world depends on our unity as believers. The world is...
  • Understanding Your Calling

    01/25/2016 12:27:58 PM PST · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "I pray that . . . you may know what is the hope of [God's] calling" (Eph. 1:18). The hope of your calling is grounded in God's promises and in Christ's accomplishments. In Ephesians 1:3-14 Paul proclaims the blessings of our salvation. In verse 18 he prays that we will comprehend those great truths, which he summarizes in the phrase "the hope of His calling." "Calling" here refers to God's effectual calling-the calling that redeems the soul. Scripture speaks of two kinds of calling: the gospel or general call and the effectual or specific call. The gospel call is given...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 24th, 2016 (video)

    01/24/2016 1:39:57 PM PST · by Lera · 8 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 1/24/16 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. fast-forwards the prophetic clock, from 2006 to 2016, in order to encourage those who long and ache for the Lord’s return as well as repentance for those who don’t know the Lord.
  • 2016 01 24 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Anti-Zionism" (video)

    01/24/2016 11:39:50 AM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 1/24/16 | John Haller
    This week, John looks at Europe in 2030, the issue of factions of the United Methodist Church moving away from Biblical Truth, signs of a severe worldwide downturn in the economy and the growing anti-zionism sweeping the Middle East and Europe. Spanning the Atlantic and spearheaded by American leadership, while the US has historically been a staunch ally of Israel, the recent political shift against the only Middle Eastern democracy comes at a steep price. Is God gradually removing His hand of providence from our country due to her leadership's meddling in the peace and safety of Israel? Is it...
  • Why The Heathen Rage...Kings of the dart pt 1

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me,...
  • Forbearing Love

    01/24/2016 5:43:39 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    ". . . Showing forbearance to one another in love" (Ephesians 4:2). In order to walk worthy, we must forgive our enemies and love them. The term forbearance is not often used today and is therefore unfamiliar to many of us. The Greek word translated "showing forbearance" means "suppressing with silence." It carries the idea of throwing a blanket over sin. First Peter 4:8 says, "Love covers a multitude of sins," and Proverbs 10:12 declares, "Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions." A forbearing person doesn't trumpet other people's sins but rather forgives them. Forbearance has room for...
  • Receiving Spiritual Enlightenment

    01/24/2016 5:40:27 AM PST · by metmom · 8 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened" (Eph. 1:18). Spiritual enlightenment doesn't come through self-effort or introspective meditation but through God's Holy Spirit. Our society has been enamored with the pursuit of spiritual enlightenment, especially since the influx of Eastern thought into the West during the 1960s. Now we are drowning in a sea of false religions and New Age philosophies. True enlightenment continues to elude many because they have denied its source and have turned to gurus and teachers who have no light to give. They propagate self-effort and introspective meditation, but spiritual enlightenment doesn't...