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.

 

be thankful IN all things. be thankful for ALL things

Why?

Romans 8:18 ~ For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Apart from that –

Romans 5:3-5

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

The end result of tribulation/suffering is developing patience.

The end result of patience is experience.  If we see the bad times through we will have gained patience and from that experience.

Experience – wisdom – wise.  Experience is what makes old people wise – well, it should, but sometimes I wonder about some old people who aren’t wise, but it’s purely due to the fact that they’re still charismatic Baptists holding to a “be thankful only in good times” theory, apart from that, they’re Romans 10:9ers – and on that wicket – I question their salvation.

Bad times – suffering – tribulation builds spines.  What doesn’t make you fat, makes you stronger.

The end result of experience is hope.  And in that hope is the end result of the meeting of the Lord Jesus Christ in the air.

Having hope doesn’t make us ashamed because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Hoy Ghost which is given to us.

Hope.

Romans 8:25 – But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it].

Titus 2:23 ~  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

That is our hope, that is what we wish for, it’s the very thing that doesn’t make us ashamed, it is what we should be wishing for, looking forward to : the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Joy in tribulations to garner patience, experience and hope – do not give up the good fight, do not stop running the race because things are bad – maintain the hope, look forward to meeting the Lord Jesus Christ in the air.

The Apostle Paul is talking about the suffering of the body of Christ on this earth and how most of us should be thankful in all things because it is purely a temporary situation, what we’re going through, experiencing on this earth is nothing in comparison to the glory that awaits us in heaven.

The Apostle Paul also says this –

1 Thessalonians 5:18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

IN EVERY THING  (two words) give thanks.  He doesn’t say be thankful for the good things you have.  He says IN EVERYTHING give thanks which means good times, bad times, crazy times, perilous times, evil times, the times when everything seems to be standing still – IN EVERYTHING.

Ephesians 5:20 – Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Again, FOR ALL THINGS – not only the good things.

But most of all –

Colossians 3:15-17 – And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

be thankful you have the peace of God – to be saved – very important, because it’s what He did for you.

Colossians 3:17 – And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Which means you cannot do anything in word or deed – all in the name of the Lord Jesus if it’s something evil or bad   Contrary to what some might think – some will raise glass after glass of wine/alcohol and get inebriated and do it in the name of the Lord Jesus – then give thanks to God……  that’s not good times or bad times, it’s self-inflicted ignorance/stupidity.

And for those who demand instantaneous respect :

Respect is earned.  If you want my respect, stop preaching Pentecostalism rightly divided because it makes you nothing other than a knucklehead.   Pentecostal Grace Believers are under the impression that they should only be grateful/thankful for the good things/sutyatuibs in their lives.

Do you have family?  Be thankful.

You don’t have family? Be thankful.

You have a car?  Be thankful.

You have to walk? Be thankful.

You have a job? Be thankful.

You don’t have a job? Be thankful

You have a husband/wife.  Be thankful.

You don’t have a husband/wife. Be thankful.  (And I am 🙂 )

You don’t have food to eat?  Be thankful.

You do have food to eat? Be thankful.

In ALL things, for ALL things.

Why?

Because whatever you’re going through – it’s God’s will for your life – and it’s meant in the context that He is building you, making you stronger.  Not a weakling, pansy used to having or getting your own way or having materialistic possessions no-one else has, or being on a better footing (financially or in respect of family/friends) than someone else during your tenure on this planet which makes you smug and/or blessed.

Newsflash :

Members of the body of Christ are all already blessed : with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places – and for that I am thankful, not smug.

 

 

THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD WHICH IS BY FAITH

Philippians 3:9

And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

When a person is saved by trusting the gospel of Christ, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, he/she is a new creature.

Why?

IN HIM (in Christ) we do not have our own righteousness.  When we believed the gospel, we automatically received His righteousness.

Our own righteousness (self-righteousness) is of the (Levitical & Mosaic) law, and since we aren’t under same today, it cannot, is unable to justify us in the eyes of God (Romans 6:14).

We receive His righteousness through the faith of Christ (which is Pauline doctrine, which in turn contains the gospel of Christ – 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

Our righteousness is of God by FAITH.  It is imputed to us when we believe the Gospel.

Romans 4

22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;

24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

In this current dispensation, God declares people holy/righteous purely by faith, not by their own righteousness which is of the law, i.e., good works, change of lifestyle, nor is it by repenting of one’s sins – why?

Because Christ died for those sins, and when you trust the gospel of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), those sins are forgiven, so you have absolutely nothing to repent of.

Repenting of one’s sins shows rank unbelief in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross and His ressurection, it reflects that one did/do not trust fully what He did for you.

And for those who think I’m giving people a “license to sin” by saying that – please note that one’s spirit man is saved, the innerman, not one’s flesh, so if people blatantly continue to sin regardless of what they’ve learnt with respect to Pauline doctrine, they will be either get what they deserve, (a) during their tenure on this earth, or (b) at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

1 Timothy 5:24 Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.

One’s flesh will however always sin – right until the end.  But what counts is how much you learn and are edified, in other words practising what you know and preach – what you said and did “yesterday” should not be what you will say and do “today” – it’s called spiritual growth, and this is what the “Behavioural Scientists”, otherwise known as the “Behavioural Police” don’t understand when dealing with  babes in Christ : babes in Christ don’t necessarily know how to behave like saved human beings – most of them only know how to behave like self-righteous religionists or atheists, and this is how self-righteousness is propagated, as in “if you’re tense, go offline, prayer and come back online”.

Romans 7

15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

The answer to online squabbles, arguments, childishness, inanity and bad doctrine is to remove yourself PERMANENTLY from these groups, forums and media, or alternately, remove the offender/s, but experience has taught me that the majority are offenders – so the answer is to remove oneself.

Facebook is for hereticks.   I only use Facebook to keep in touch with my son and my sister and a few friends and to basically to measure how far down the quagmire most Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensationalists have sunk.

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

Genocide – There’s no other word for it

In case no-0ne has noticed, there’s a new millennial mindset that has emerged, people with white skin who hate themselves for being white skinned (self-hatred), it ties in with the theory that if a person is white they cannot suffer racism because they are privileged, in other words, “they have it all” – materialistically, that is.

Western civilisation is on its way out, in the times we are living in, it’s shameful to be western, white and privileged – in case you haven’t noticed. This is how diversification and the Orwellian mindset will eventually be achieved.  Everything which is western, which so happens to be white is being seen as a (privileged), an embarrasment, and along with it, christianity…..   Not that mainline denominationalism beliefs matter, but if one is not permitted to practise one’s beliefs or religion, you won’t be able to openly be a Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensationalist either, nor preach the Gospel for that matter.

Mainline, institutionalised, denominational christianity, which encompasses all those who follow Christ according to His earthly ministry to Israel in times past, sets out to change the mindset, to bring it into line with the Orwellian mindset of society, in short, herd mentality.  It preaches that society’s leaders are chosen of God and need to be obeyed, irrespective of beliefs and circumstances.

To think the South African President, Jacob Zuma is “born-again” – no thanks to Ray McCauley, Head Pastor and Founder and Rhema Bible Church. It means absolutely nothing.  Zilch.  Nada.  Niks spiritually, what it does mean in reality however, is that he is just another unsaved, religious person.

As you know (if you have read my blog), I’m not one for social causes, but I’m unable to grasp the mentality or mindset of people who judge others purely by the colour of their skin.    I judge people by their spiritual status – saved, unsaved or heretical.

Not many people are even aware of the current situation in South Africa.  White farmers and people are being tortured and murdered in the most horrendous ways, not to mention that they are being raped – both men and women.

White South Africans are unable to find jobs, go to universities because of the affirmative action quotas, so in effect, thousands who are able to, are emigrating.  There are thousands of white people, unemployed and starving white people, living in squatter camps.  The majority of whites in this country are descended from The Netherlands and France and have sought asylum in these countries, but France and The Netherlands are too busy taking in Jihadists to be bothered with their own people (in the flesh).  Ain’t that typical – because it doesn’t fit in with the diversification plan of the New World Order.

Julius Malema, leader of a political opposition party (EFF)  has stated that the honeymoon period for white people in South Africa is over.  He has an intense hatred for whites and has incited his followers to take any land they wish, land bought and owned by white people, that is.  He has stated that when he comes into power he’ll rule the country like Fidel Castro ruled Cuba.

I reiterate, there’s nothing that drives me more crazy/insane than ignorance and inanity.  Society has bred sheep, sheep who are unable to think for themselves, sheep who are unable to see what’s happening around them, sheep who are mostly hellbound because they cannot bring themselves to believe solely that it’s faith in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s Cross and His resurrection that can save their eternal souls.  Sheep who conform to almost every wish and whim of society and its leaders.

If you think those in power aren’t out to destroy western civilisation along with christianity, think again.  You thought communism/fascism/marxism was dead? It’s just rearing it’s ugly head in a different way, under a different guise.

This has 2 Timothy 3 written all over it and the remedy is Ephesians 6:10-18, or 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 depending on one’s spiritual status :

Incitement to genocide is a crime under the International Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, to which South Africa is a state-party.

The ANC government has promoted hate speech that constitutes “incitement to genocide.”  The President of the ANC Youth League, Julius Malema, revived the “Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer” hate song at ANC rallies, until it was declared to be hate speech by a South African judge, and Malema was enjoined from singing it.  For other reasons, Malema was later removed as ANCYL President.  His followers continue to sing the hate song, and the Deputy President of the ANCYL has called for “war,” against “white settlers.”

After the judge’s injunction to halt singing of the hate song, even the President of South Africa, ANC leader Jacob Zuma, himself, began to sing the “Shoot the Boer” song.  Since Zuma began to sing the hate song on 12 January 2012, murders of White farmers increased every month through April 2012, the last month for which there are confirmed figures.

There is thus strong circumstantial evidence of government support for the campaign of forced displacement and atrocities against White farmers and their families.  There is direct evidence of SA government incitement to genocide.

Forced displacement from their farms has inflicted on the Afrikaner ethnic group conditions of life calculated to bring about its complete or partial physical destruction, an act of genocide also prohibited by the Genocide Convention.

High-ranking ANC government officials who continuously refer to Whites as “settlers” and “colonialists of a special type” are using racial epithets in a campaign of state-sponsored dehumanization of the White population as a whole.  They sanction gang-organized hate crimes against Whites, with the goal of terrorizing Whites through fear of genocidal annihilation.

What is dehumanization?

The process of dehumanization has the effect of numbing and decommissioning the moral sentiments of the perpetrator group.  Polarization creates the “us vs. them” mentality, in SA the “Indigenous Black People” group versus the “White Settler Colonialist” group.

ANC leaders publicly incite followers using racial epithets.  By dehumanizing the White victim group, members of the perpetrator group exclude the victim group from their circle of moral obligation not to kill its members.  Dehumanization is the systematic, organized strategy of leaders to remove the inherent natural human restraints of people not to murder, rape, or torture other human beings.  Taking the life of a dehumanized person becomes of no greater consequence than crushing an insect, slaughtering an animal, or killing a pest.

The ANC denies its genocidal intentions.  But the South African Communist Party is more open about its plan to drive Whites out of South Africa. Gugile Nkwinti, South Africa’s Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform has declared that all “colonial struggles are about two things: ‘repossession of the land and the centrality of the indigenous population.’” Mister Nkwinti is confirming the goals of the South African Communist Party’s New Democratic Revolution (NDR) and stating that the colonial struggle is not yet over in post-1994 South Africa.  He is saying that Whites are unwelcome “settler colonialists” with no role to play in South Africa’s future.

The Transvaal Agricultural Union, Freedom Front, Democratic Alliance, IFP, Afriforum and numerous other organizations have on a regular basis called for the South African Government to declare farm murders and rural policing a South African government priority.   The President, who should be the guardian of the constitutional rights of all the people, has deliberately ignored these calls for action.

Former President F. W. De Klerk, on 25 July 2012 during the De Klerk Foundation’s Crossroads conference correctly accused the current generation of ANC leaders of cynically manipulating racial sensitivities for political ends.  In our analysis, the current ANC leadership also publicly uses incitement to genocide with the long-term goal of forcibly driving out or annihilating the White population from South Africa.

This report has explained the rationale for the deliberate inaction of South African government functionaries to prevent, prosecute, or stop the murders of Afrikaner farmers.  As a group, Afrikaner farmers stand in the way of the South African Communist Party’s goal to implement their Marxist/Leninist/Stalinist New Democratic Revolution and specifically the confiscation of all rural land belonging to White Afrikaner farmers.

Genocide Watch is moving South Africa back to Stage 6, the Preparation stage in the genocidal process.

Copyright 2012 Leon Parkin & Dr. Gregory H. Stanton

THE SILLY SEASON

The silly season is yet upon us again.  Same ole, same ole – gets a tad boring after the umpteenth time I reckon.   Yawnfest at best.  Happens every year.  Boring.   Been there, done that, printed the T-shirt.   In my unsaved days, I wondered why people drank and partied on the birthday of the Lord Jesus Christ – tried to figure it out but didn’t come to a rightful conclusion.   Roman Catholic clap-trap.

Now there is Islam, destroying and blowing up Christian effigies and symbols.  Seriously?  Christian?  Ignorance is bliss.  Unbelievers glory in their ignorance.  Mary, a Christian symbol?  Jesus still on the cross, a Christian symbol?  Roman Catholicism, Christian?  One wonders what they’ll think  when they encounter a Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensationalist?

The rank silliness when “christians” pretend that Christ is the reason for the season, some even proclaiming, “Happy Birthday, Jesus!!” on their Facebook timelines…..

Seriously, dude?

If that’s the reason for the season, then I’d rather not have a reason for the season because of the silliness and rank idiocy that goes along with it.

We do not celebrate the manger.

We celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, the ascended Christ.

We celebrate His death for our sins – the propitiation for our sins.

His burial

And His resurrection for our justification.

There is no greater gift, there is no greater mercy.

Knowing that I am no longer His enemy and that He loves me every single day of the year is totally AWESOME, hence I no longer have the urge or need to celebrate His birth once a year along with religious sinners.

I am thankful for what He did for me.

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

 

Philippians 3:2

Philippians 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

Was Paul  referring to four-legged canines like rottweilers, maltese poodles and the like?

I think I’m being stalked by Ryan Michael Jones because he has a thing about “personal insults” – it makes him feel rather special.

I feel so “honoured” lol.

Eeeeew.  Personally, I find the man to be utterly creepy.  He makes my skin crawl.  And that’s me being honest.

Ryan, I know you can’t stay away from my blog……….. and I know it’s hard for you to do so, but try and refrain from stalking me………..

Feel free to believe and write whatever it is you want to write on Facebook, etc – I’ve given up with idiocy as there’s only so much idiocy one can handle in a lifetime, besides, it isn’t I who will one day be responsible for your idiocy, so I’m not going to burst a blood vessel or raise my blood pressure over your trite and self-righteous idiocy.

Concerning your self-righteous comments on my blog – they have been spammed, so if you feel the urgent need to write and blabber on – feel free to do so, same will end up in my spam folder and I won’t be made aware of them.   Like all dung, I prefer to flush it down the loo where it belongs.

Have a nice life, and do remember to keep on changing that plaster on your head – those things can easily turn septic.

You need to go back to school in order for them to try and teach you the difference between a personal insult and the truth.  You cannot insult a dog by calling it a dog.

Your sonship edification/sons of god/joint-heirs with Christ curriculum is blatant heresy, and yes I mentioned god with a small letter because personally I don’t believe you guys are saved because of your blatant, continual unbelief and your rejection of the good news of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.  You see, a saved person could easily discern what 1 Corinthians chapter 15 means in context, but you are totally devoid of doing that – which I find utterly shocking.   Only an unsaved person can read and discern 1 Corinthians 15 as you do.

Your friend Sandra Archibald has been “saved” just as long as I have been saved, if not longer, and there she was struggling on You Tube, trying to discern whether good works was important in the salvation process or not, well, she’s come full circle and she might as well join the ranks of Kathryn Kuhlman

Thus I will treat you as unbelievers – shake the dust off my feet and move on.   I want nothing to do with you and your brand of Mid-Acts “Pauline” Dispensationalism.  You people clearly aren’t interested in the truth, your version of the faith of Christ is exactly the same as that of denominationalism, your works based programme and second salvation/blessing fits in with denominationalism/pentecostalism too.  Therefore you have reverted to denominationalism once again – the more things change, the more they stay the same.

I pity anyone who is caught up in your web of lies – honestly and truthfully.  You guys seem so “nice” and “righteous”, yet your rhetoric, your whole attitude is blatantly hypocritical, and the “best” part of it all is that when someone calls you out on your error and calls it for what it is, you brand it as being “persecution”.   And that’s exactly why you are unable to see the truth – you’re too busy being “persecuted” or “personally insulted”.

Who cares?  I get insulted all the time.  Deal with it.  Build a bridge and get over it.  I simply don’t care what people say about me – that’s the difference between me and you.  You want others’ acceptance, I don’t.

You aren’t the King/Queen of England where you expect others to quiver and bow down to you.

Get real.

I’m not insulting you, I’m telling you the way it is.

And if anyone else has an axe to grind, feel free to let off steam and do a rain dance – your comments too will be spammed into never, never land.

Quite frankly, I don’t care what you think, it doesn’t matter, especially if you are not the precedent, the ensample I should be following.

I trust that puts things into perspective.

Sons of God – Son of God

LOGICAL THINKING – not bat-eared, wannabe, make-believe, proof-texting, elitist garbage :

The Lord Jesus Christ – the only begotten Son of God

Members of the body of Christ – adopted sons of God.

Share in an inheritance.  Being co-heirs or joint-heirs doesn’t necessarily mean you all have the same portion of the inheritance.  Some will get 10%, others 20%, other’s 45%, etc.

And since our salvation is through the Lord Jesus Christ, I fail to see how we can leave him out of the equation and just be sons of God.   Since Jesus Christ is God, we are both :  sons of God, and joint-heirs with Christ.

As a member of the body of Christ, you are a joint-heir with Christ because your salvation is purely through Him (faith in His payment for your sins).   Unless you believe that one can  be saved by just believing in God and being a good person?

No faith in Christ’s payment for your sins, –

No joint-heirship with Christ, –

No salvation.

Simple.

Some are so obsessed with their “own good works” and theories, they cannot see the wood for the trees.  The forest has become a tad overcrowded, I’d say.

Is it a tree?  Is it a branch?  Is it a leaf?   No, it’s persecution time.   Calling them out on their blatant error makes them “suffer” and brings out their self-righteousness.  It’s exactly the same as calling denominationalists out on their error :  “Oh Lord, forgive them because they know not what they doeth, you know how good I’ve been of late and that I’m eating a load of green vegetables in order to preserve my body.  And Satan,  I rebuke you, you will not give my body cancer because it is a holy temple, even when kitted out in a bikini….”   A holy temple in a bikini.  Now there’s a thing.

Fit, health freaks, known to cycle hundreds of kilometres, do not smoke, don’t drink, eat their veg, go to gym, get 8 hours sleep a night – have been known to drop down dead from heart attacks, get cancer and get driven over by trains, buses and 10-ton trucks, that’s if the stress of obtaining organic food at reasonable prices and reading non-GMO labels don’t make them neurotic.

Oh for a midnight snack of escargot laced in garlic and butter sauce………….. lol.  Now that’s what I call liberty in Christ – eating something clearly non-kosher and it’s fine.

But since dying to me is gain – I’ll enjoy McDonalds, KFC, quaff milkshakes, eat ice-cream, hamburgers, pizzas, guzzle fizzy drinks, fried chicken and die happy, knowing that I am in Christ and that my rotten flesh isn’t worth the time and effort one puts into it because eventually it’s ashes to ashes and dust to dust………….. sayanara…………. hopefully I’ll see you in the 3rd heaven.   If I get cancer, heart disease, it sure will be better than a suffering from a lifetime of neurosis.    There are painkillers for cancer, but there sure as heck aren’t any shrinks on this planet who can cure neurosis……. which is more painful…….. to the hearers.

The illuminati are coming to get you………….  quick, destroy the microwave oven, bury the smart phone and stock up the pantry with organic, tinned foods – pity the cow outside is suffering from Fukushima syndrome otherwise we could have fresh milk……

Don’t go too far now………. you know what happened to Christopher Columbus, he went too far and sailed right off the edge of the……….. flat earth………… you know well the earth is round like a coin and just as flat.  Makes you wonder where hell is then if it’s at the centre of a (flat) earth?   Hell, I would say, would be rather narrow then, wouldn’t it…..

Seriously dude…………..  use a brain.