And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}---QUESTION: ...when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? LUKE 18:8

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

DESIRE OF AGES: Audio & Pull Quotes- Chapter 81

The Lord Is Risen

Audio:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/-BdyX0x8Mqw

*An earthquake marked the hour when Christ laid down His life,
and *another earthquake witnessed the moment when He took it up in triumph.
*At the death of Jesus the soldiers had beheld the earth wrapped in darkness at midday;
*but at the resurrection they saw the brightness of the angels illuminate the night.
To the Christian, death is but a sleep, a moment of silence and darkness....when Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:4

Truth about the 1st Day Sermon SERIES by John Lomacang

Papal Notes - Promoting the Reprobate Mind

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge,
God gave them over to a reprobate mind,
to do those things which are not convenient;
Romans 1:28
"According to multiple reports, a gay man who visited Pope Francis at the Vatican last week is alleging the Pope told him, “God made you gay.” The allegation comes from Juan Carlos Cruz, one of the child victims of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy. The comment has quickly coiled around the
world.
Such a strong remark, from such a seat of moral and spiritual authority, would surely tighten the already strong grip of LGBT ideology.  
In this alleged comment,
*the Jesuit Pontiff made a giant leap from his already confounding, impenetrable, “Who am I to judge?” suggesting to the world that the Church is treading down a path to justifying LGBT identity and activity as fully normal. Such a path would be impossible for the Church of Christ.
The Vatican press office's Cristina Ravenda told LifeSiteNews, "The Vatican does not comment on private conversations of the Pope." Given the seriousness, we would expect Pope Francis to personally correct the record with haste if Cruz got the quote wrong.
But unfortunately, Cruz’s claim is not far-fetched.  
Over the course of his pontificate, Pope Francis has given indications that he is not concerned with addressing homosexual activity as inherently disordered and intrinsically evil.  Quite the contrary: *Not long ago he signalled support for legal recognition of same-sex unions.  
*He has welcomed a former male student and his boyfriend to the Vatican’s U.S. Embassy.
*And a French priest recently said in a televised interview that Pope Francis approved of his blessing of homosexual couples.

  The Pope’s words seem to belong to a new form of liberation theology––gay liberation theology––through which those who experience same-sex attraction are affirmed in their impulses, rather than encouraged to conform their lives to the Gospel." Lifesite

When Heaven Opens...

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse;
and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True,
and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
                                                                Revelation 19:11

"This is the final climactic reference in the Bible to God’s opened heavens. Sometimes, as in this verse, heaven is opened in judgment; sometimes in blessing. Sometimes it is the atmospheric heaven that is open; sometimes the heaven of heavens where stands the throne of God.

The first such mention refers to the world-destroying Flood of Noah’s day when “the windows of heaven were opened” (Genesis 7:11).
 
The second mention, however, speaks of blessing. God had “opened the doors of heaven, And had rained down manna upon them to eat” (Psalm 78:23-24). The windows of heaven rained down the waters of death, while the doors of heaven rained down the bread of life!
 
Ezekiel also saw the heavens opened in judgment (Ezekiel 1:1), but God told Malachi, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse . . . and prove me now . . . if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it” (Malachi 3:10).

At the baptism of Jesus, the heavens were opened and men heard the great testimony of the Father concerning His beloved Son (
Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:21). Jesus promised Nathanael, “Hereafter ye shall see heaven open” (John 1:51), and Stephen and Peter actually saw the heavens open (Acts 7:56; 10:11).

Finally, the apostle John reported that “a door was opened in heaven” (
Revelation 4:1), and he saw the Lord on His throne—12 specific references (four in the Old Testament, eight in the New) to the opened heavens." HMM

Creation Moment 5/22/2018 - No Room for Eons

"Because it records no time before the beginning’s first moment, Scripture leaves no time for eons of evolution. Jesus appears to address this when He tells the Pharisees, “But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’(Mark 10:6).
 He could just as easily have said, “But eons after the beginning of creation, God ‘made them male and female.’” ICR
 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

DESIRE OF AGES: Audio & Pull Quotes- Chapter 80

In Josephs Tomb

Audio:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/NSgr9i8Y8Qo

At the setting of the sun on the evening of the preparation day the trumpets sounded, signifying that the Sabbath had begun. The Passover was observed as it had been for centuries, while He to whom it pointed had been slain by wicked hands, and lay in Joseph's tomb.
At last Jesus was at rest...... His work completed, His hands folded in peace, He rested through the sacred hours of the Sabbath day.
In the beginning the Father and the Son had rested upon the Sabbath after Their work of creation....With this scene the day upon which Jesus rested is forever linked.
Nicodemus, when he saw Jesus lifted up on the cross, remembered His words spoken by night in the Mount of Olives: As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:14, 15. On that Sabbath, when Christ lay in the grave, Nicodemus had opportunity for reflection.
 

Picture their Memory Lane...

Picture the scene from their Memory Lane....
What that must have been like...for Adam & Eve....

The soul that sinneth, it shall die.
Ezekiel 18:20
 

Lesson of David's Doubt

And David said in his heart,
I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul.
 1 Samuel 27:1

"To doubt the loving kindness of God is thought by some to be a very small sin; in fact, some have even exalted the doubts and fears of God’s people into fruits and grace, and evidences of great advancement in experience. It is humiliating to observe that certain ministers have pampered and petted men in unbelief and distrust of God.

Unbelief is akin to Atheism. Atheism denies God’s existence— unbelief denies his goodness, and since goodness is essential to God, these doubts do, in reality, stab at his very being.

I. First, THE THOUGHT OF DAVID’S HEART WAS FALSE. He said, “I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul.”
On no one occasion had the Lord deserted his servant; he had been placed in perilous positions very often, but not one single instance had occurred in which God’s strength was not sufficient for him....what David said in his heart was not only without evidence, but it was contrary to evidence. What reason had he to believe that God would leave him?.... this exclamation of David was contrary to God’s promises. Samuel had poured the anointing oil on David’s head— God’s earnest and
promise that David should be king. Let David die by the hand of Saul, how can the promise be fulfilled?....

II. But I must now, while my strength shall hold out, proceed to the second part of the discourse, namely, HOW WAS IT THAT DAVID CAME TO THINK THUS OF HIS GOD?
....you must consider that David had been exposed to a very long trial;... It seems to us that David had restrained prayer. In every other action of David you find some hint that he asked counsel of the Lord....Having restrained prayer he forgot his God, he looked only at his enemy....Restrain prayer! I say unto thee this day, if thou wilt neglect thy closet, all the troubles thou hast ever had shall be as nothing compared with what will yet come upon thee....

III. But I must hasten on, for my failing voice tells me I must soon conclude; but not until we have discharged, briefly, the third point: WHAT WERE THE ILL-EFFECTS OF DAVID S UNBELIEF?
We do grow; we do learn, the Lord being with us; but if we are left, we are no stronger after we have been established in the faith, than we were before. I say again, if we were left at any moment, no matter who we may be, sin would soon be our pursuit, and iniquity our companion....for the beginning of sin is like the letting out of water, and we go from bad to worse....he went over to the Lord’s enemies. Would you have believed it – he that killed Goliath sought a refuge in Goliath’s land; he who smote the Philistines trusts in the Philistines; nay, more, he who was Israel’s champion, becomes the chamberlain to Achish....The last effect of David’s sin — was this: it brought him into great trial.....Blessed afflictions, that drive him back to where he ought to have been all the time!"
Charles Spurgeon

Genesis Case Study: Robe of Righteousness

They came before God in clothes made of their own making....
......and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Genesis 3:7
 
They left from God's presence covered in clothing of HIS making....
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
Genesis 3:21

Congregations (by Geo-Political Regions) Mini-Industrial Belt / East Central Indiana

(COUNTIES- Delaware, Madison, Henry)

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Muncie, Indiana


CATHOLIC        
Roman Catholic - 9

ORTHODOX
   EASTERN
        
   ORIENTAL
        
 
MAINLINE PROTESTANT  

ANGLICAN
       Episcopalian - 4
       Anglican Church of North America - 4
   LUTHERAN
       Evangelical Lutheran Church of America  - 6
       Lutheran Missouri Synod - 2
       Lutheran Church of the Reformation - 1
      
   CALVINIST
         PRESBYTERIAN
                Presbyterian Church U.S.A. - 8
                Presbyterian Church America - 2
               
         REFORMED
                 
            DUCTH REFORMED
                
   ZWINGLIAN
                  
        ANNABAPTIST
               BRETHREN
                    Church of the Brethren - 9
                    Brethren Church - 3
               MENNONITE
                    Mennonite - 1
                 AMISH
                    Traditional Amish - 1
                    HUTTERITE
   CONGREGATIONALIST
       Conservative Congregational - 3
       Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship - 4
       Evangelical Free Church - 1

   HUSSITE
   WESLEYAN
       United Methodist - 62
       Free Methodist - 2
      African Methodist Episcopal Church -  4*
     
RESTORATIONIST
   United Brethren - 2
   Disciples of Christ - 17
   Christian Churches & Church of Christ - 20
   New Apostolic Church - 1
Church of God (subtitled Anderson. Indiana) University located in---
---you guessed it---Anderson, Indiana

EVANGELICAL PROTESTANT
   BAPTIST
              American Baptist (USA) - 14
              American Baptist Association - 1
              Reformed Baptist - 1
              Southern Baptist - 22
              Independent Baptist - 1
              Free Will Baptist - 1
              National Baptist USA - 1*
              National Baptist America - 3*
              National Missionary Baptist - 2*
              
   MISCELLAEOUS EVANGELICAL PROTESTANT
             Churches of God - 1
 
       HOLINESS
             Wesleyan - 23
             Church of the Nazarene - 30
             Church of God (Anderson, IN) - 25
             Missionary Alliance - 3
             Churches of Christ - 21
             Churches of Christ in Christian Union - 5
             Salvation Army - 3
             CHARISMATIC
             Assemblies of God  - 8
             Church of God (Cleveland, TN) - 6
             Church of God in Prophecy - 1
             Church of God in Christ - 5 *
             Foursquare Gospel - 5
             Church of God (Mountain Assembly) - 2
                  ONENESS PENTECOSTALSIM
              United Pentecostal - 6
       SABBATARIAN
              7th Day Adventist - 5
             
                        ARMSTRONGISM
                          

CONVERGENCE
 
 
--NON DENOMINATIONAL CONGREGATIONS --72--
OTHER
MORMON - 6
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES - 5
QUAKER - 12
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE -
UNITARIAN - 1
UNITY CHURCH - 1

CHURCH OF GOD (McDonough, GA) - 1
NON- CHRISTIAN
 Muslim - 1
 Judaism - 1
 Bahai - 1
 Buddhist - 2

(* denotes what are labeled "Black Protestant")
The city of confusion is broken down:
Isaiah 24:10

Creation Moment 5/20/2018 - "Out" or "Into" Africa?

So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth:
Genesis 11:8

"Archaeologists and geologists have long hypothesized that major river systems flowed north through the Sahara Desert. These rivers would have provided a sort of network of “green corridors” across the Sahara that early humans could have traversed as they migrated out of Africa. Ancient lake
records, fossil river systems, and radioisotope data have offered evidence for the existence of flowing water in the region. Now, a team of researchers has developed a novel paleohydrogeological and hydraulic modeling approach to help confirm the existence and location of these ancient rivers. Their research complements existing evidence that all three of these rivers could have provided the necessary water and food sources for migrating humans.

Tom Coulthard and Mike Rogerson of the University of Hull in England and their colleagues started their model by simulating the yearly rainfall over the Trans-Saharan Mountains.
Then they looked at the mountainous topography at the time and simulated where monsoon rains would have struck and drained toward the Mediterranean. These watersheds are buried by sand dunes today.

The simulation, Rogerson says, relied on basic hydrological representations of the flow and spread of water. The physical limitations are governed by a balance between the rate of water flux to the coast relative to the rate of the lateral spread of water and subsequent loss to evaporation. The simulation is also extremely conservative, Rogerson says, in the sense that the team overestimated the parameters to obtain more robust probabilities for determining locations that were more humid and temperate.

The model provides a geographic distribution for regions within the Sahara coupled with degrees of certainty for the presence of water, he says. Even at the most conservative rainfall amounts, the team’s simulation consistently generated three river channels, the largest of which, during peak flow, is roughly the size of the Nile during low flow periods, the team reported in PLOS One.

Modeling paleoenvironments like this could more precisely pinpoint a location for archaeological field study, says Roger Blench, a developmental anthropologist with the Kay Williamson Educational Foundation in England who wasn’t involved with the new study. However, Blench says, a modeling approach does not test hypotheses developed from in-field observations and is thus limited by its own parameters. Existing hypotheses should be backed up by satellite imagery coupled with traditional hands-on, in-field archaeological methods, he says." SciNews

--OR-- Instead of a "Green Corridor" for the so-called "Out of Africa" evolutionary theory - How about these "Green Corridors" were the other way around?....How about maybe they existed soon after the Flood in the early ice age and was used for people from Babel to traverse into Africa rather than out of Africa?....Just asking...

Saturday, May 19, 2018

DESIRE OF AGES: Audio & Pull Quotes- Chapter 79

It is Finished

Audio:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q2OcmPKykpA

When Jesus came into the world, Satan's power was turned against Him. From the desert to Calvary, the storm of Satan's wrath beat upon Him.
All heaven and the unfallen worlds had been witnesses to the controversy....Heaven beheld the Victim betrayed into the hands of the murderous mob...Heaven viewed with grief and amazement Christ hanging upon the cross, blood flowing from His wounded temples, and sweat tinged with blood standing upon His brow. From His hands and feet the blood fell, drop by drop, upon the rock drilled for the foot of the cross.
Christ did not yield up His life till He had accomplished the work which He came to do, and with His parting breath He exclaimed, It is finished. John 19:30
 

TONGUES Archives PAGE

TONGUES Archives PAGE
But there were false prophets also among the people,
even as there shall be false teachers among you,
who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,
2 Peter 2:1
Truth about Tongues SERMON by Randy Skeete
https://www.youtube.com/embed/nWXHr34szXo?list=PLM6UU-rrnq219tyvt4rN7Bo0NvBYu3CXe
Understanding Tongues SERMON by Doug Batchelor
 
Charismatic Inverse Relationship
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2015/06/charismatic-inverse-relationship.html
A Look at "Unknown" vs. Gibberish
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2018/05/a-look-at-unknown-vs-gibberish.html
3 Waves: Charismatic & Women's Ordination
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2017/11/3-waves-charismatic-womens-ordination.html
Pre- Pentecostal gibberish of tongues
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2017/03/pre-pentecostal-gibberish-of-tongues.html
GENESIS ROOTS: "Babel" of "Tongues"
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2014/06/genesis-roots-babel-of-tongues.html
SDA Issues - 3 Waves of the charismatic movement
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2014/06/sda-issues-3-waves-of-charismatic.html
Bonnie Brae House - Be afraid, be very afraid
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2016/03/bonnie-brae-house-be-afraid-be-very.html
"Last Vomit of Satan"
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2017/01/last-vomit-of-satan.html
Papal Notes - Francis' SCARY Rally
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2017/06/papal-notes-francis-scary-rally.html
Papal Notes - Papal Charismatic outreach
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2014/06/in-news-papal-chrismatic-outreach.html
Strange Fire
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2013/12/recently-pastor-john-macarthur-gave.html
SDA Issues - Charismatic Poison: Mackin case study
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2013/10/sda-issues-charismatic-poison-mackin.html
IN the NEWS - Calvinist rift over "tongues"
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2013/09/in-news-calvinist-rift-over-tongues.html
Counterfeit Latter Rain of the Charismatic Movement
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2012/11/countereit-latter-rain-of-charismatic.html
Montanists/the first Charismatic/Pentecostal movement
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2011/11/montaniststhe-first-charismaticpentecos.html
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES: Audio & Pull Quotes- Chapter 4
https://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2017/04/acts-of-apostles-audio-pull-quotes_2.html

Angels or us?

When God wanted to send an announcement He sent an angel.....
some examples-
* ...And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:....For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:9,10
* ....whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not....And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.
Judges 13:2,3
* ....The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John...
Revelation 1:1

But when God wants to send a Preacher He sends us....
some examples-
* ...John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
Mark 1:4
* ....But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities...
Acts 8:40
* ....Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience....And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.
Acts 13:16,42

SDA Issues - Selmanovic's Pluralistic Poison

Selmanovic, who's an ordained SDA minister, demonstrates the poison of pluralism gripping Christianity today, including creeping into the SDA Church with people like himself. Pluralism is paralyzing Christianity as it has done to the wider culture via Political Correctness.
Below is a few lines from an interview someone had with Selmanovic back in 2010...

"Selmanovic is in the UK this month to take part in an event at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Belfast. Organised by Pete Rollins, the Re-emergence Conference will also feature author Phyllis Tickle and
post-evangelical Dave Tomlinson......Selmanovic sees pluralism as a positive boon for evangelical traditions.......His message is that God is fully present in others. You won't see that until you have dug deeply enough into your own tradition to hit bedrock, which is to say that it's the insecure in their own faith who fear the other. It's a view of pluralism...... Moreover, all traditions have ideas about pluralism within them. Christianity talks of the body being composed of many parts. Islam talks of people being created different so they can compete in offering good deeds to one another......Aren't there plenty of quotes in the Bible that claim exclusivity, I ask – not least when Jesus says he's the way, truth and life? Selmanovic points out that the context of that saying shows that Jesus was not reflecting on how to live in a plural world but was offering comfort to his disciples......"
theGuardian

RESPONSE- When Christ said  I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6) Christ meant that. IF one buys into the Poison of Pluralism, as Selmanovic does, then of course you would have to find a way to dismiss the succinct, clear cut claims of the Christ Selmanovic claims to believe in. Instead Selmanovic paralyzes his Christianity.
Also, when Scripture talks of a body of many parts, it isn't talking about views or deity beliefs. How is Selmanovic this spiritually IGNORANT?....then again this is why he holds the views he does and attempts to weaken the faith of the faithful....

 

Creation Moment 5/20/2018 - Evolution's own "omnipotent force"

"Evolutionists, of course, believe that they are appealing to science,
in contrast to the religionists' reliance on faith. But the truth is that when they utter their two-word incantation, "natural selection," they are not being remotely scientific. Nor are they expected to provide any details.... To today's biologist, in short, natural selection operates as an omnipotent force, just as divine fiat once did."
Tom Bethell, Darwin's House of Cards (2016), p.123
.....the foolishness of fools is folly.
Proverbs 14:24

Friday, May 18, 2018

DESIRE OF AGES: Audio & Pull Quotes- Chapter 78

Calvary

Audio:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/6HD43AJB4-A?list=PLmtiSpKWaiFBpk4c9_5CDb1Dyp_viVDCz

 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him.
Luke 23:33
The two thieves wrestled in the hands of those who placed them on the cross; but Jesus made no resistance.....That prayer of Christ for His enemies embraced the world. Upon all rests the guilt of crucifying the Son of God. To all, forgiveness is freely offered..... As Jesus, crucified with the thieves, was placed in the midst, so His cross was placed in the midst of a world lying in sin.....In the thick darkness, God veiled the last human agony of His Son. The silence of the grave seemed to have fallen upon Calvary.....With a rending noise the inner veil of the temple is torn from top to bottom by an unseen hand,..The priest is about to slay the victim; but the knife drops from his nerveless hand, and the lamb escapes. Type has met antitype in the death of God's Son. The great sacrifice has been made. The way into the holiest is laid open.

A Look at "Unknown" vs. Gibberish

"First, the term “unknown” (in regard to tongues) is italicized in the KJV because it does not appear in the original Greek text (14:2,4,13-14,19,27). By inserting this word into their translation, the translators were attempting to aid the English reader. They undoubtedly were hoping to convey the idea that the languages to which Paul referred were unknown to the speaker,
i.e., the speaker had no prior training by which to learn or know the language. He spoke the language strictly by God’s miraculous empowerment. “Unknown” certainly was not intended to convey the thought that the tongues were unknown to all humans and, as such, were non-earthly languages.

Second, the events reported at the very beginning of the Christian religion (Acts 2) set the precedent for understanding that tongue-speaking entailed no more than the ability to speak a foreign human language (which the speaker had not studied) to people from a variety of geographical locales (e.g., Parthians, Medes, Arabians—Acts 2:9-11). The unbiased Bible student must conclude that what is described in some detail in Acts 2 is the same phenomenon alluded to in 1 Corinthians 14. All tongue-speaking in the Bible consisted of known human languages.

Third, there is simply no such thing as an “ecstatic utterance” in the New Testament. The tongue-speaking of 1 Corinthians 14 entailed human languagenot incoherent gibberish. A simple reading of the chapter demonstrates that known human languages are under consideration.
For example, Paul paralleled tongue-speaking with the use of the trumpet in warfare. If a bugler sounded meaningless noise, the military would be thrown into confusion. It was imperative for the bugler to blow the proper notes and tones, i.e., meaningful musical language, so that the army would understand clearly what was being communicated (whether to charge, engage, or retreat). “Sound without sense” fails to achieve the very purpose of tongue-speaking. Paul stated:
So likewise ye, unless ye utter by the tongue speech easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will be speaking into the air. There are, it may be, so many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without signification. If then I know not the meaning of the language, I shall be to him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh will be a barbarian unto me (1 Corinthians 14:9-11).
Obviously, Paul was referring to human languages—those that exist in the world. He envisioned a scenario where two individuals, who spoke different languages, are attempting to communicate with each other. If one speaks in Spanish and the other in German, as they attempt to speak to one another, each would be a foreigner to the other. Neither would be able to understand what the other was attempting to say." AP