Spiritual strength and fleshly weakness

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

When the world was cruel and battered his flesh, he grew to rely/trust more on the Lord Jesus Christ and his spirit was strengthened by the hope of spending eternity in glory, reconciled to God, knowing this life is short-lived and the things of the world do no matter.

WE HAVE HOPE.  The vast majority today have absolutely no hope whatsoever, they live in fear of dying, of suffering, of getting disease, of being disabled, losing their salvation, not knowing how God operates today and wishing for the best.

For when I am weak, then I am strong: I know the bad things that happen to me during this life do not matter because the magnificence of eternity lies ahead, which puts life on this earth into its rightful perspective.

Politics do not matter

Religion does not matter

Saving the planet from climate change does not matter

What matters during this life is MAKING ALL MEN SEE by the preaching of the gospel of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 in order for them to have the same hope as us.

Without hope men die, not only physically, but spiritually as they partake of the second death which is for eternity.

 

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I’ll be frank (no my name isn’t Frank…)

The skewed logical of denominationalism prevails:

*It’s what goes into the body (foodwise and topically on the skin) that makes the body (flesh) a good temple of the Holy Ghost.  White teeth are a sign that your temple is good, you’re going to get a reward for it in heaven…. said the Apostle Paul never.

*It’s what comes out of the mind (irrespective of what it has been fed) that makes one a good christian.

When the Apostle Paul refers to our flesh/our physical bodies as being a temple of the Holy Spirit he says it in relation to sexual misconduct, i.e., perversion and fornication, he never says it in relation to organic food or having a food neurosis of sorts.

I’m not quoting scripture – it’s by time you went and looked these things up for yourself and confirmed them.

It is how you mortify your flesh – subdue it or discipline it in relation to fornication or other sexual misconduct BECAUSE it is the temple of the Holy Spirit.  All food today is considered good if received with……….. thanks, keeping in mind that people do have preferences.  No brussels sprouts for me……… thank yew.

The irony of the matter is that those who profess to look after their bodies and eat healthy because it is the temple of the Holy Spirit are the very same folk who commit fornication (sex before marriage) then run around trying to justify those very deeds in the flesh.

Okay, so if it wasn’t/isn’t wrong, then why are you trying to justify it by telling everyone you’re “in a relationship” or you’re going to get married anyway?  Some will even go to the extent that being married isn’t standing in front of a preacher/a licensed marriage officer,  but that you can make up your own private vows and be married “without the world” or anyone being privy to the fact.

That’s their (silly) logic.  Quickly make something up while quaffing organic ginger and carrot juice.  So, okay, then how does anyone know you were married – no witnesses?  So who will be able to tell whether you’re divorced or not or that your children are legitimate.  Oh, how can we believe it?  And what rights do you have in this world as a married person?  Uh let’s see…………. time to take ye olde brain out of the freezer………..

These are the same folk who “study” their way through various preachers/teachers (flavour of the month) videos and audios, absorb the biggest load of trite one can imagine, then profess with the other side of their forked tongue that they’re “joint-heirs with Christ”, but are unable to discern between unsaved men in Romans 1 and saved men in Paul’s prison epistles.  Same people who are always running around trying to find a new thing, people who find the gospel of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 to be total foolishness, people who believe Paul speaks of two types of salvation – one of the spirit, and the other of the flesh.

God does number one (saves you in the flesh by way of Romans 3, telling you in Romans 3:25 you have remission of your sins……..)  and then, you do number two all by ye little olde self, therefore, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 saves you in your flesh (only), why? because the Apostle Paul mentions it to people who have already been saved in their spirit and now need to be saved in their flesh by believing how that Christ died, was buried and rose again on the third day for their (fleshly) justification………

Same folk believe the gospel to be “saved by the blood”, omitting Christ’s burial and resurrection – just as the Corinthians did – that’s the irony of the whole situation, but they are blind to the fact.   They are the very Corinthians Paul had issues with.

Hence the reason why they have to split justification and sanctification and also believe the entire world which consists of Christ deniers, Christ haters, atheists, sinners – are all reconciled to God because they cannot make head nor tail of 2 Corinthians 15.

Yes, chop it all up (justification and sanctification) and then some of them have the “intelligent” knack of having RECONCILED (past tense) a world of sinners (when Paul specifically uses the word RECONCILING – present tense) to a holy, righteous God.  ???  Beam me up, there’s no intelligent life down here – one of the reasons I’d love to opt out of this world – it’s tough being surrounded by knuckleheads.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch the same goofy tin foil hat specialists are trying to convince everyone the (obviously) wicked, evil world is (obviously) run by wicked, evil stooges, who ironically they also vote for hehehe, and conveniently forget about the subtle more prevalent evil standing behind the pulpits of so-called christian churches who make people believe they’re on their way to heaven when in fact they’re not…… some even confess that these folk are actually saved and that it’s just that they lack the ability/knowledge to rightly divide…….   makes you think, doesn’t it?

Saw a sign outside a restaurant the other day, it said:

“America and Britain are in competition to see who can mess up their countries the most, currently Britain is ahead, but America has the trump card.

People, if you don’t realise it – the world is in a total and utter mess (and that’s an understatement) – it has no redeeming qualities.  No politician  will be able to make it better, he/she will just fleece you in a different and more *spectacular* way.  When I listen to Donald Trump and his Caitlyn Jenner look-alike wife, I can’t help but shake my head.  Would she really be his wife if he had no money and looked the way he does?  Donald is on a power trip of sorts.

Sound logic tells me that as a saved person, my body (of flesh) is the temple of the Holy Spirit and therefore I need to respect the fact and not commit any sexual misdeeds in order not to grieve the Holy Spirit.  All food is good for the body – if accepted/received with thanks.  All animals are considered good in this dispensation.  If the illuminati are trying to kill you by “doctoring the food” and you’re saved – well hey!  be my guest!  Unshackle me from the chains of this present evil world.   Bring on the GMO and preservative laced, MSG coated beef chow mein and let me enjoy.  I bet those who are starving won’t say no either.

It is my thought that some people need to be taken out of their cushy first world environments and be left in the heart of Africa or Asia to experience the suffering of the poor – to feel what it’s really like not to have enough food to eat.

Sound logic tells me that what goes into my mind will be the deciding factor of what comes out of it – whether it is renewed or not.  Dung in, dung out.  If I absorb garbage, I will speak garbage, I will think garbage and I will believe and propagate garbage, even under the ruse of sound Pauline doctrine.

The secret lies not in organic foods to keep my (vile) body healthy, the secret lies in absorbing sound (organic) Pauline doctrine rightly divided in order to keep my mind healthy, and so renew it, and when it is renewed it will help in controlling, subduing and disciplining my vile body.

But alas, one can talk until the cows come home – it won’t make a dent in the thick skull of some because they have a special spiritual status after all – of their own doing.

Question :  How do you know you’ve gained joint-heirship with Christ?

Because you’ve studied a man-made curriculum?

Because you actually believe the garbage fed to you?

Because you are adamant in saving your (vile) flesh which will one day be destroyed?

Good works in this current dispensation include believing sound Pauline doctrine, preaching the gospel of Christ and edifying saints.

It’s not having organic cookies and tea with the ladies and talking about your cooking and baking.

DEATH SORTS ALL OF US OUT

To my mind it’s the “great equaliser”.

All Evil men, murderers, liars, powerful men, men with status, wealthy men, arrogant men, prideful men, religious men, ministers of righteousness. ,  who are under the impression that they can control people, ruin people, use people and dupe people -AND GET AWAY WITH IT because they have good lawyers or they are good liars, without consciences.

Not.

Death sorts it all out.  Or rather, death sorts them all out – eventually.

That is UNSAVED men who are inherently evil by nature, they worship money, they have a love for money, their worldly status mean everything to them, men who stand behind the pulpits of mainline, institutionalised Christianity, and men who add and subtract from Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection.

When I look at people who have died at young ages, I shake my head.

 

Did any of these people expect to die when they did?  No.  Hence the reason one has to be saved, because tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone.  It doesn’t mean because you are young you won’t die or cannot die that young.

What is the top PRIORITY in your life?

When people say or think that evil men get away with their crime/s and/or wrongdoing – I beg to differ.  Death is the great equaliser.  They might get away with it whilst on this earth, but they do not get away with it for eternity.

Since sinful men cannot be accepted or stand before a Holy, righteous God, and your good works aren’t good enough to appease God’s need for justice – you need to be saved – not in your own way, but in the way specified by God Himself – 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.

So no matter how good a person you think or others think you are – without being saved, you are a hellbound.

I sometimes imagine what the White Throne Judgment will be like one day.  Imagine Politicians, Lawyers, Bankers, Quacks, Atheists and Insurance Brokers standing before God trying to explain away or justify “why they had to do” certain things.  If things on this earth are anything to go by when dealing with unsaved people, I personally think they’ll try to play the blame game, “the devil made me do it”.

Reminds me of that anally retentive, brain-dead meme that most post or put up as their Whatsapp profile pic, namely, “Be the kind of woman, that when your feet touch the ground in the morning, the devil will run away?  scamper?”  (sorry I just cannot remember the rest of it, probably because IT IS totally brain-dead), but you get the picture?

Yeah, right. the devil, being the god of this world won’t go, “holy moses” at the thought of you getting up in the morning, he has better things to do like fool you on a Sunday at church, or when you read your perverted Bible version and believe another gospel, further more he’ll be smirking at you especially as you choose to remain blinded by your own ignorance, he’ll also be listening to your prayers asking God for material blessings and will be egging you on.   My thought is :  Don’t be the type of woman who gets up in the morning, and when your feet hit the ground you are still as unsaved as yesterday and in the will of the devil.

The other meme that  gives me indigestion is one that goes something like this ” when you open your Bible the devil runs away/gets scared”.  You wish.  Especially if you don’t rightly divide the word of truth, proof-text, bible blend and haven’t a cooking clue as to what the gospel is that saves men’s souls.  He’s probably sitting right next to you saying, “I’m not going anywhere, I’m not afraid of the Bible, after all, I know how to twist it so it suits my agenda……. yea, hath God said?”

 

 

ARE YOU SAVED?

Are you saved?  Do you have a Saviour?

What is the gospel?

Do you know what your eternal destiny will be after you have died?

The Bible says the good news is that Christ died for your sins, was buried and rose again on the 3rd day, and if you believe same, you are saved.  Your eternal destiny is heavenly places.  (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)

The Bible says salvation is only to be found in Christ according to the Revelation of the mystery (Romans 16:25-27).

The Bible says we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7)

The good news (gospel) isn’t the keeping of the Levitical or Mosaic Law to obtain righteousness and justification in the eyes of God.  Then what purpose does the law serve in this current dispensation?   The law is given to show that you are a sinner, and how you fall short of the glory of God,  how you miss the mark (Romans 3:20, Ephesians 2:6).  All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God – there is not one that is righteous.  (Romans 3:23, Romans 3:10).

The gospel isn’t to ask Jesus into your heart.  The gospel isn’t to let Jesus into your heart when he stands and knocks on the door, which He doesn’t do during this current dispensation.  Your heart doesn’t have a door and Jesus doesn’t want to live in your heart, he wants you to believe the gospel and be saved.

Salvation isn’t a prayer at the so-called altar of your church, neither is it church attendance and being on good terms with your Pastor.  Salvation isn’t repenting of your sins, or “cleaning up your act”, changing your lifestyle or becoming a “good person”.

Salvation isn’t found in water baptism either.  There is only one baptism today (Ephesians 4:5; Galatians 3:27).

Salvation isn’t a feeling.  It isn’t goosebumps or a high. Salvation is a faith issue, not a feeling issue.  It is not an emotional transaction.  Your emotions do not prove whether you are saved or not – so you cannot feel saved or unsaved.

What is the evidence of your salvation?  Your testimony.

“I was lost, doomed and a damned sinner on my way to hell, without God.  I was a criminal, a thief, a drunk, a murderer, a liar, backstabber, fornicator and gossiper.  I was no good.  I didn’t do any good, I couldn’t do any good, I was clothed in my own righteousness, but someone preached the gospel to me and I believed.  I realised it’s not about me and what I can/could do, that it’s about Jesus and what He did for me, I realised that all I was, all that I am and all that I ever would be without Him is a sinful, lost enemy of God.  God made Christ to be all for me, to suffer in my place, to take all my sins and in return give me His righteousness.   Christ died for me and all that I now am (saved, loved by God, a child of God with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places – only because of Him”.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4.  Believing it is all that stands between you and spending eternity in hell.

 

All men will be judged one day – both saved and unsaved.

The saved person’s judgment will one day take place here :

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

As a saved person you will be judged on the things you did while still in the body of flesh as a member of the body of Christ.  A saved person cannot lose his salvation, so his salvation isn’t judged.

And the unsaved person’s judgment :

Revelation 20:11-12

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  There are varying degrees of glory in heaven and a saved person who didn’t endure sound doctrine won’t have the same degree of glory as a saved person who did endure sound doctrine.

One day you will be judged according to your works as a lost person because God is righteous and seeks retribution for all the wrong done.  You won’t get away with anything you did.  Nothing will go unpunished.    Since lost men aren’t clothed in God’s righteousness as saved men are, they have no salvation and are confined to an eternity of hell in the Lake of Fire.

If you think eternity or hell aren’t real, one day you will find out that they are, when it’s too late.

 

 

The god of this world

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. 16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, saying, is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms? 17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

In this current dispensation he is an angel of light – he uses scripture and so-called Christian preachers, as well as Christian preachers to fulfill his agenda.

2 Corinthians 11:14 – And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

But in times to come he will fulfill his agenda in the following manner :

1 Peter 5:8 – Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

In this current dispensation we are told to :

Ephesians 4:27 – Neither give place to the devil.

In times to come believers are instructed to :

James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

The reality in this current dispensation :

Ephesians 6:12 – For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

We might think, or be under the impression that people persecute us, lie about us, mock us, deceive us, but in reality it’s Satan who uses these people.  Satan even uses believers to come against other believers.  In this current dispensation, if Satan cannot deceive you into losing your salvation (which he cannot do), the next best thing he can do is to come against you(as a believer) in order that you either give up the race – hang up “the gloves” and stop fighting in the war.

This can clearly be seen in times past too, how he used even Peter :

Matthew 16:23 – But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Remember, Satan has absolute no integrity, he’ll use whomever or whatever he wants to come against you as a believer, but his modus operandi today to deceive you is mainly via doctrine – if he can get you to believe twisted doctrine, his will is fulfilled.  If he can get you working (foresaking your liberty in Christ), so much the better too – as you won’t be running a race, instead you’ll be running around in circles.

Satan’s agenda is basically two-fold :  (1)  To get Christians believing garbage in order for them to quit the race (give up their faith), and (2) to keep lost people hell-bound and it amounts the opposite of 1 Timothy 2:4 (which is God’s will) :

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

 

 

IS THE CURRENT ABODE OF THE DEVIL, HELL?

It’s amazing to see how many people think that the devil currently lives in hell with his devils and repeatedly flies out to bother us humans when it suits them.

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:  Ephesians 2:2

Revelation 12:

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

Revelation 12 is future.  So if the devil and his fallen angels are cast out of heaven during a future time, guess where their current abode is?

It goes without saying that there are numerous websites and/or articles about portals under the sea being the entrances to hell, and so access to Satan and his devils and that “pure evil emanates from them”.

Nothing could be further from the truth, especially when someone crudely says, “You can go to hell to meet the devil”.