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Prophet, be careful!

Everybody wants to be a prophet these days. Shrouded in a cape, staff in hand, highly respected – whispers about the camp.

The anointed. The seer. The selected.

Prophesy however, is subject to God. So what happens when you are sent as a prophet and it works and the people turn from Sin and they are saved?

– Jonah 4 –

But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. 2 He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. 3 Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

4 But the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?”

5 Jonah had gone out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city. 6 Then the Lord God provided a leafy plant<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NIV-22575a" data-link="[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top;”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NIV-22575a" data-link="[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top;”>a<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NIV-22575a" data-link="[

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Of Athens

-Acts 17:21-

-(All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.)-

This is such an interesting verse….

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Builders and the stopping of time

-1 Chronicles 7:24-

-“His daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Heron as well as Uzzen Sheerah.”

Essay – She Built a City

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Whatever is true


-Philippians 4:8-9-

-“Finally, brothers,

Whatever is true,

Whatever is Noble,

Whatever is right,

Whatever is pure,

Whatever is lovely,

Whatever is admirable –

If anything is excellent

Or praiseworthy –

Think about such things.

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice.

And the God of peace will be with you.-“

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Detestable

-Deuteronomy 22:5-

-“A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.”-

This is schizophrenic.

It makes me any and confused and discouraged.

In the middle of everything is this… rubbish.

It makes it very difficult.

In the midst of so many views and religions and philosophies, many of which are good (by their fruit), here I am placing faith in the Bible and needing to know that it is true.

More than ever, I am convinced that those who read the Bible as a direct word of God are crazy.

Clearly there is context; when it was spoken, what was happening and to whom.

However at other times there is this: I am the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Am I a man that I should change my mind?

This is what I’m up against. Around the corner is a Christian more detailed than the Muslim they convict.

God didn’t do a very Good job keeping his Word and his Spirit true throughout time…or truly interpreted. It pisses me off.

So you’d better show up and explain this rubbish.

Thank you.

-Deuteronomy 22:12-

-“make tassels on the four corners of the cloak you wear.”-

Really.

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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There will always be

-Deuteronomy 15:11-

-“There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be open-handed toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.”-

The dream is that one day we eradicate poverty completely. The bitterness is that we blame the poor for their poverty. They are weak. They are lazy. They are somehow broken and unworthy.

What shall we do with our poor?

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Evangelist

-Isiah 6:8-

-“Then I heard the voice Of The Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”-

So we go out and proclaim the Gospel. And condemn everything else. I don’t know.

Have I ever had something so good, so important that I want to make sure everyone I know has some?

It’s like that only this time it’s so life-changing that I simply must let it change Everyone’s life!

I get it. I do. If it’s changed my life sooooo drastically, I must give it out mustn’t I? I cannot be selfish – I must rescue the rest!

Emmmm……

I don’t know about that. There’s a conference on the Great Commission that I’m going to. Let me listen.

I think God has to come back and sort this out.

We can’t be rushing about bonking people on the head with the Bible.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Freedom to be

“Each one should test his [her] own actions. Then he [her] can take pride in themselves, without comparing themselves to anybody else…”

-Galatians 6:4-

  1. The purpose of Criticism or Discipline or Punishment is simply to restore
  2. The attitude is one of Service not of Defence nor Attack
  3. Act in obedience to Spirit, eschewing selfishness and instead exhibiting wholesomeness
  4. Act in Humility
  5. Seek Counsel
  6. Accept responsibility for giving AND/OR receiving correction
  7. Discern the Spirit of the occasion and of the participants – is it good?
 
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Posted by on January 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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For I am convinced…


“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither Angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God, that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

– Romans 8:38-39 –

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Priorities

The basis of self-discipline is not the self, you
You’re neck is as long as an antelope,

Good batteries,

The lazy man does not roast his game,
Priorities,

Scientific,
Ink,

Hate!

Despite,
Believe,

Because,
Democracy!

Religion,
God!

Kenyan,
Cheerleader, and

I need a one dance,
Waiting for you,

John Denver,

What’s in the way,
Is the way,

Success
Is my birthright; wait!

Death is a part of it!

Anything I can do as a horse,
Let to water to drink,

Donkey!

Ancestral freedom is free.
They all went to win, Philosophy

And have not looked through the Telescope.

♦Matthew 17:14♦

-When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.-

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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