Sunday, April 20, 2014

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THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA /REVELATION 2 - 3
copyright November 2007
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CHAPTER  17
(part 6 of 8)
OBEDIENCE, 
BEING ONE WITH GOD
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The whole duty of man is to obey God, to humble ourselves (as Jesus did, Phil. 2:8), submitting, to walk in full obedience to our Father, so to have fellowship in the light, as He is in the light, which the Lord desires for us.  God's desire for our fellowship though, is not as great as His desire for our joy, which He intended us to continually experience, before we sinned in Adam.  One of the most obvious reasons, why our Father wants us to have a continual abundance of joy, and desires our uninterrupted fellowship, is LOVE.
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Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.   Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
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Another truth, that the Lord has shown me, about obedience, is the need for a perfectly renewed mind.  Enough emphasis cannot be put on a child of God, having the need for one.  Basically because, according to the scriptures, without a renewed mind, we cannot obey what is God's good, acceptable, and perfect will.  Without a renewed mind it will be utterly difficult, if not altogether impossible, to overcome the sinful and carnal tendencies, desires, and habits of the flesh.  If you haven't been praying for one, now is a good time to start.
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I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service, and be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  Romans 12:12    AMEN                            
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*F A I T H F U L   A N D   T R U E   W I T N E SS*
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These things saith the amen, the faithful and true witness. The Beginning of the creation of God. I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing, and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire that thou mayest  be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke, and chasten: Be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 
Revelation 3:14b-20
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Jesus' statement about Himself, "the faithful and true witness," to me epitomizes the meaning of the exhortation to Laodicea, but also the whole "church" generational and worldwide (universal).
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But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. John 1:7
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When we give our heart to Christ, in place of spiritual poverty, we become spiritually rich, and as our walk with Christ developes, increased with spiritual goods.
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Then said He unto them, therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his  treasure things new and old. Matthew 13:52
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This scripture is in reference to the experiences we have as Christians, and the revelations God gives us as a result of those experiences, which give us knowledge and/or wisdom concerning the things of the kingdom of darkness, the kingdom of God, the kingdom of heaven, scripture, and/or for practical life application.
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In Rev.3: 17, Jesus goes on to say, the Church says "...and have need of nothing..." Jesus then rebukes the Church for their self-deception; for as long as we live, we will never have need of nothing; for whether it be because of ourselves, the enemy, or other people, we will always be in need of something, especially from God.
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My FaceBook Timeline http://www.facebook.com/samuel.siders; some of the responses I have posted in answer to those who God has had me to shared with on AolAnswers and FaceBook can be found in the "Notes" section on my FaceBook Wall [timeline]; which contains more than 450 notes.
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My activity about sharing the Word of God with Muslims continues; this open door that the Lord has made available to me as an apologist is one where worldwide opportunities are made available (all English speaking people around the world from many different countries, races, and religious beliefs). It is WRITTEN in 1 Peter 3:15…” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" God wants us to know AND understand His Word (2 Timothy 2:15).

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DEFENSE FOR THE “ARCHKO VOLUME” http://www.scribd.com/doc/76537136/A-Definite-Appraisal-of-the-ArchkoVolume-Hubert-Luns   ...  and http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/minister/MahanWilliamDennes.htm
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Being on vacation this last week I had plenty of time to devote to sharing the Bible with people from around the world, mostly Muslims. Some of the people who have conversed with me before are Abu, Waseem, and Cathy (she likes to defend using Talmud interpretations, although she appears more to be a Gnostic Israeli). I have a cousin who lives in Mexico, he uses MEX, that believed Jesus and Christ are two different people; after a number of days it appears he has changed his mind.
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Since hours a day had been available to me, just about the full range of “pet” topics against the Bible were responded to. Since this week led up to Easter Jesus’ death and resurrection was discussed often. When the Lord gives me an answer I feel would be good to post on all the FB pages devoted to sharing the Bible, I do; which helps to create another conversation starter. Abu, Waseem, and Cathy generally repeated accusations we have already discussed, my time with them was to remind them we already had the discussion, sharing it was useless to “repeat repeat,” but since they insisted I reminded them on a few of their responses. Aside from the repeating they did bring a few new comments to answer.
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I found out about two new false religions this past week: Beyism which is the worship of Beyonce’ with a church in Atlanta Georgia, and the other is about a false Messiah [Mahdi Gohar] in Islam claiming to be Jesus. Muslims believe in the second coming of Jesus, only that He did not die. The individual who went by the name “Follower” of the false messiah claimed to be born again because of the “mysticism” the Mahdi apparently taught called Sufism, Kaabala mysticism is the Israeli form of Sufism; BOTH have their origins in Gnosticism’s Gnostic spiritualism. No matter how a person wants to define mysticism I shared both are Demonic having their source from Satan.
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Follower also claimed Jesus has already come back and is helping Gohar. Follower shared Jesus just has not made Himself known to the public yet, meaning only few know He is here; I shared how Jesus warned against believing that lie. One of the wonderful things about the Baptism WITH God’s Spirit to do miracles, is that Follower was not having a conversation with someone who did not have access to the “deep things” of God, like those who DENY the Baptism is for today. I shared with Follower I know about the deep things of God’s Spirit, and I KNOW what he has is a shallow mysticism he has been falsely convinced is “deep.” I shared with Follower if he does not repent of his sins to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior of his life; he will NEVER KNOW he has been deceived to believe a lie. At a certain point Follower did not want to converse with me anymore, sharing it was fruitless; I shared it DEFINITELY is.
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Samuel    4/20/2014     HAPPY EASTER!!!

























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