Asking The Right Question?

Beware of certain questions. Not questions that challenge our comfort zones (spiritual or otherwise).  I’m referring to those questions that PRESUME too much, or those that create unrealistic parameters – a logic trap of sorts.

Once we realize that Christian faith is an “action” rather than a possession, we start to discover a “truth continuum” that reveals itself by its very nature. Sound familiar?

Fact: the way that Jesus decides to reveal Himself is quite up to Him! That many people have doubts, or openly oppose the existence of Christ Jesus our Lord and God can tempt some of us to strive for some type of proof, proof enough to make a convincing point.

Although astrophysics and biochemistry may shed important points of data about certain aspects of God’s creation, and CERN researchers are striving to uncover insights about the quantum nature of the physical universe and time itself, the fact remains that
a living relationship with a real God is about viability and trust – NOT information! Either His promises and actions are true, or they are not. It’s not about the level or amount of information acquired – that’s Gnosticism!

Meditate on that.

If knowledge and information were the measure of a Christian, then heaven would be populated by martyred theologians and scholars! I say “martyred” because of the ultimate personal sacrifice on behalf of another. However, we can obviously see that such is not the case.

When listening to scientists who have received Christ as their Lord (I say “received” because scientists sometimes think that they have “discovered” Him😃), they often make a strong case that naturally appeals to the intellect.

Often, their foundation is the ego because, ultimately, none of these intelligent experts want to be perceived as an idiot. So, their self respect can sometimes come from providing a solid argument.

When Jesus Christ steps into your life and you are restored in mind, body, soul, or all three, do you rush to analyze? If you are risen from the dead, or raise someone from the dead, do you clinically evaluate the process? Or do you raise your arms and your heart to offer praises and glory to the King of all?!

This is NOT anti intellectualism.

Beware of incredibly stupid phrases like “blind faith”!
Faith is by no means “blind”! The whole thing is an evil
saying to confuse the people of the true nature of living faith, and our living God!

Two different resources for your inspection are:

http://www.ministudyministry.com

http://www.reasons.org

The first one is by author Josh Peck. The second one features

various scientists who are Christians! Judge for yourself.

Peace,

Enoch153

Persecution Is NOT A Human Rights Issue!

Why is it that the Christians who are imprisoned, tortured, and otherwise persecuted are NOT those who carry out violence toward others? Why is that?

Their homes are burned; their children captured as slaves, or tortured and killed; they are imprisoned,
and beheaded! Why? Because they are so dangerous?
Because they are such a horrible threat?

Or is it because evil , working through men, seeks to
attack like a criminal – ONLY when they perceive that it is safe for them to do so without consequence?!

However, the Christian shows love to all! Why? Because
Jesus first loved us and gave Himself for us while we were lost. We do NOT accept the temptation to fight fire with fire!

Our “rights” come from God, not man! Our earthly
governments may assist, but they cannot give birth to, or guarantee our protection OR our rights!

These things all come from God!

Many are preaching that as times draw near, Christians will be relieved of persecution and suffering by being carried away in “the rapture”!

What does Jesus Christ have to say to us about that?
John 15:20. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you!
John 16:33 We will have tribulation in the world!
Matthew 10:22 We will be HATED by all for My name’s
sake!
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!
Additionally: Matthew 5:12 says to rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward in heaven!

If we are especially blessed with safety, freedom, and
prosperity, we have a holy calling – a natural reaction to assist our brothers and sisters in need.

Pray always. Feed upon the Word as much as possible.
Be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit to guide
and protect you as part of Christ’s real body, built for His glory!

INTERCEDE on behalf of those in need, and for those who persecute

in Jesus’ name, according to His will, by the power and grace of His

Holy Spirit!
Amin

All We Can Do Is Pray?

Have you heard this before? In conversation, people are frustrated or discouraged with the events of the day, and all the suffering in the world. So, the remark is often made “All we can do is pray!”

OK, that’s actually confessing defeat! 😡
Prayer is NOT a “wish” and prayer is NOT a last resort!

Here are only a few Scriptures:

First, who are we as Christians?
Romans 8:14 Sons of God!
2 Corinthians 5:2 Ambassadors of Christ!

Second, who are we communicating with?
1 Corinthians 15:20 The RISEN Lord!
1 Timothy 2:5 & Hebrews 8:6 Our personal Mediator!
Ephesians 1:22; 1 Corinthians 15:25 & 27 He has put
ALL enemies under His feet!

Hebrews 8:1 We have a High Priest who is seated at the right hand of the throne of majesty in the heavens!

Why pray?
Matthew 27:51 Through His Crucifixion AND Resurrection, He has placed ALL things under His feet!
Matthew 27:51 the veil separating us from the holy Temple was torn in two!
Ephesians 3:12 Therefore, we have direct access to God –
Hebrews 4:16 we BOLDLY enter into the throne of Grace !

Hebrews 6:19 Our prayers enter the presence of God behind the veil!

How should we pray?
Matthew 17:20 With the action of faith!
Mark 11:24 With the belief that is is ALREADY done!
John 14:13-14 In the name of Jesus!
Matthew 26:41 With the vigilance of a watchman!
Mark 11:25 With forgiveness for others.
John 11:22 With certainty!
1 Corinthians 1:9 BECAUSE GOD IS FAITHFUL!

Why are some prayers unanswered?
James 4:3 We ask for selfish, or other bad reasons!
We let ourselves sometimes be talked out of
faith. We are distracted. We are lazy.. . . .

Now that we are fully armed (Ehpesians 3:14-17)
what should we do?
Ephesians 3:18 PRAY ALWAYS! BE WATCHFUL!
PERSEVERING FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS
OF GOD!

Lord, come quickly!