Maranatha Fellowship Church St. Albans
Matthew Henry Isaiah 34

Hurricane, WV

#451 Jan 20, 2012
God's vengeance against the enemies of His church. Isaiah 34:1-8
Here is a prophecy of the wars of the Lord, all which are both righteous and successful. All nations are concerned. And as they have all had the benefit of his patience, so all must expect to feel His resentment. The description of bloodshed suggests tremendous ideas of the Divine judgments. Idumea here denotes the nations at enmity with the church; also the kingdom of antichrist. Our thoughts cannot reach the horrors of that awful season, to those found opposing the church of Christ. There is a time fixed in the Divine counsels for the deliverance of the church, and the destruction of her enemies. We must patiently wait till then, and judge nothing before the time. Through Christ, mercy is exercised to every believer, consistently with justice, and His name is glorified.
Their desolation.(9-17)
Those who aim to ruin the church, can never do that, but will ruin themselves. What dismal changes sin can make! It turns a fruitful land into barrenness, a crowded city into a wilderness. Let us compare all we discover in the book of the Lord, with the dealings of providence around us, that we may be more diligent in seeking the kingdom of God and his righteousness. What the mouth of the Lord has commanded, his Spirit will perform. And let us observe how the evidences of the truth continually increase, as one prophecy after another is fulfilled, until these awful scenes bring in more happy days. As Israel was a figure of the Christian church, so the Edomites, their bitter enemies, represent the enemies of the kingdom of Christ. God's Jerusalem may be laid in ruins for a time, but the enemies of the church shall be desolate for ever. Isaiah 34:9-17 Matthew Henry

Since: Sep 11

Charleston, WV

#452 Jan 20, 2012
Matthew Henry Isaiah 34 wrote:
God's vengeance against the enemies of His church. Isaiah 34:1-8
Here is a prophecy of the wars of the Lord, all which are both righteous and successful. All nations are concerned. And as they have all had the benefit of his patience, so all must expect to feel His resentment. The description of bloodshed suggests tremendous ideas of the Divine judgments. Idumea here denotes the nations at enmity with the church; also the kingdom of antichrist. Our thoughts cannot reach the horrors of that awful season, to those found opposing the church of Christ. There is a time fixed in the Divine counsels for the deliverance of the church, and the destruction of her enemies. We must patiently wait till then, and judge nothing before the time. Through Christ, mercy is exercised to every believer, consistently with justice, and His name is glorified.
Their desolation.(9-17)
Those who aim to ruin the church, can never do that, but will ruin themselves. What dismal changes sin can make! It turns a fruitful land into barrenness, a crowded city into a wilderness. Let us compare all we discover in the book of the Lord, with the dealings of providence around us, that we may be more diligent in seeking the kingdom of God and his righteousness. What the mouth of the Lord has commanded, his Spirit will perform. And let us observe how the evidences of the truth continually increase, as one prophecy after another is fulfilled, until these awful scenes bring in more happy days. As Israel was a figure of the Christian church, so the Edomites, their bitter enemies, represent the enemies of the kingdom of Christ. God's Jerusalem may be laid in ruins for a time, but the enemies of the church shall be desolate for ever. Isaiah 34:9-17 Matthew Henry
This was in reference to the church of God as a whole entity and the factions trying to stamp His followers out, not each individual building that professes to follow Christ. This scripture doesn't apply here much as most of the people are accusing MFC of working outside of God's instruction.
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CHILDOFGOD

Saint Albans, WV

#454 Jan 20, 2012
I think a lot of this is gossip. However, I do attend MFC and think it as a whole is a wonderful church. There have been mistakes made, but no apologizes so far. I did hear that PW told BJ he made a mistake and apologized to him. As I say, this is hearsay. I pray each day for the pastors of that church, but that doesn't mean I have to agree with everything they do and say. God said to follow His son Jesus and that is what we all should be doing. He will lead us and guide us in the right direction. And if that means not attending MFC, then so be it. I love Jesus with all my heart and intend to serve HIM the rest of my days.
childoftheKing

Hermitage, TN

#455 Jan 20, 2012
Pastor Wright is one of the Godliest men that I know. He and his wife follow hard after the heart of Christ. He cares for his family, his church and community. He is human could he make a mistake, sure but I would be very careful when you speak ill of a Pastor, especially one who is a true man of God. The Word of God simply put is "touch not Mine anointed.
Jason wright

Lynchburg, VA

#456 Jan 21, 2012
CHILDOFGOD wrote:
I think a lot of this is gossip. However, I do attend MFC and think it as a whole is a wonderful church. There have been mistakes made, but no apologizes so far. I did hear that PW told BJ he made a mistake and apologized to him. As I say, this is hearsay. I pray each day for the pastors of that church, but that doesn't mean I have to agree with everything they do and say. God said to follow His son Jesus and that is what we all should be doing. He will lead us and guide us in the right direction. And if that means not attending MFC, then so be it. I love Jesus with all my heart and intend to serve HIM the rest of my days.
You are exactly right that is hearsay I have listed my contact info several times if you have questions please feel free to contact me [email protected] my father has not apologized for a decision BJ made regarding his career path.
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please

Charleston, WV

#459 Jan 21, 2012
Joe wrote:
Hey someone listed past cults. They forgot one......Maranatha!!! Don't drink the Kool-Aid!!!
STAY AWAY!!!
People can visit and make their own, informed decision, or watch the services online. To my knowledge, cults are secretive. They don't broadcast what goes on for the whole world to see. Maranatha is a loving, giving body of believers that worships Jesus. www.mfctoday.org Check it out.
Gotcha

Saint Albans, WV

#460 Jan 22, 2012
Sad

New Haven, WV

#461 Jan 22, 2012
I do not attent this church nor do I live anywhere near this town. With that said I am so sad by this forum. I honestly can't believe people judging other and saying mean and hurtful things about others when proclaiming to be Christians. I do believe Jesus told some people in the bible let those without sin cast the first stone. This whole forum is NOT OF GOD! We are to love one another. Bible tells us if we have a problem with our brother or sister we are to go to them in a godly manner and talk to them not to post it on topix. To all who are judging sins of others there is no sin greater than the other. Sin is a sin and it stinks to God. The devil is also the author of confusion he will try to confuse you all. I suggest you all get on your knees and pray for an answer. Dont stop praying until you get it. The lord will reveal to you if there are things not of God going on in the church. Better yet do a fast and pray like Jesus is coming back tomorrow!..I am curious what would all of you do if Jesus came back and Saint Micheal blew that horn in like 5min?I will pray for you all and this church. I pray that you all stop with this non sense on topix. You must remember being a christian isnt easy because so many have been false ones and someone is always watching you. Ya know Jesus was mocked and made fun of and beat did he once say one bad thing about them? No instead he said Father forgive them for they know not what they do. Shouldnt we all strive to be Christ like? I will pray for you all and your souls. May God be with you all.. God Bless

Since: Sep 11

United States

#462 Jan 23, 2012
Gotcha wrote:
Nice try but not even close. I'm a man and not stupid enough to use my real name.

Since: Sep 11

Charleston, WV

#463 Jan 23, 2012
Gotcha wrote:
You were actually proud of yourself weren't you? Hahahaha! Just in case you need more explanation, I came up with the name from a song. It is a slang version of the word "Louder." I hope that old lady hasn't received any feedback from you people over a really bad lead.
Really

United States

#464 Jan 23, 2012
Louda wrote:
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You were actually proud of yourself weren't you? Hahahaha! Just in case you need more explanation, I came up with the name from a song. It is a slang version of the word "Louder." I hope that old lady hasn't received any feedback from you people over a really bad lead.
Quit obsessing. It took you an hour to come up with that?

Since: Sep 11

Charleston, WV

#465 Jan 23, 2012
Really wrote:
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Quit obsessing. It took you an hour to come up with that?
Huh?
Gotcha

Saint Albans, WV

#466 Jan 23, 2012
Really wrote:
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Quit obsessing. It took you an hour to come up with that?
Lol

Since: Sep 11

Charleston, WV

#467 Jan 23, 2012
Gotcha wrote:
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Lol
I must be missing the joke. You still haven't responded to being outed as a false reporter. Does that mean that you have no excuse or you just have extra time to look up people who have nothing to do with this?
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Gotcha also

Hurricane, WV

#470 Jan 24, 2012
Louda wrote:
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Wrong again. Not once was I ever on a board or did I say that I was. Not once did I mention myself or my identity on Facebook. Try again LOL. Is this the best researcher MFC could come up with???
Louda | Nov 1, 2011
JGH doesn't have an opening for me. I don't even live in Jackson County anymore. My main connection to the county is this website or Facebook. Both I use regularly on my smoke breaks or at lunch. There is nothing wrong with commenting on stories that spark your interest. I've commented on this one and about 5 others. It's not abnormal. Unfortunately, it's also not abnormal for an opinionated person such as myself to have a couple of "trolls" following me around to watch my comments. I make it harder on purpose by not allowing my comments to be tracked on my profile. I disagree about JGH and have stated it all before. People can and I think they usually do choose another hospital, but there will always be situations in which the closest hospital is the only option. For those situations, I would have to be at at least 75% sure that I am going to die before I get to another hospital before deciding to ever go to JGH again.
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LOUDA:
THIS IS YOUR POST ON THE HOSPITAL FORUM COPIED & PASTED over here. Yes, you say you write on several Topix forums AND Facebook on your smoke breaks. You use your "trolls" verbaige on both forums and you happily love & enjoy dissention apparently because it looks like hospitals and churches are TARGETS.*** <3 <3 Ironically both are places the hurting go to find help and restoration. <3 <3
I am thankful for truth and i am thankful to receive revelation of TRUTH <3

Since: Sep 11

Charleston, WV

#471 Jan 24, 2012
Where on the comment did I say anything about being on a board? Where did I reveal an identity on Facebook? You didn't reveal any truth. All you did was copy and paste a comment showing that people also failed to stay on topic in that thread. You are as bad of a "troll" as the other. The only difference in you and the other person is that you took it a step farther and went to the other thread to ask people there to reveal my real name. What a pathetic attempt from a pathetic person. The people there don't know who I am either and you are so far away that it is laughable.

You didn't get a revelation of truth. It must have just been something you ate. I would say "nice try" but it wasn't.
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Since: Sep 11

Charleston, WV

#473 Jan 24, 2012
And your point? Who cares?

Since: Sep 11

Charleston, WV

#474 Jan 24, 2012
If you want to start a thread about me, be my guest, but what does this have to do with Maranatha? You remember that place, right? The topic of the thread? Anyone? LOL
Gotcha also

Hurricane, WV

#475 Jan 24, 2012
Louda wrote:
If you want to start a thread about me, be my guest, but what does this have to do with Maranatha? You remember that place, right? The topic of the thread? Anyone? LOL
Louda, you obviously are the one CONTINUALLY wanting attention. You get on threads to fill a void that only is filled with contention. You are a 'master player' here on Topix. You know how to "HAVE ERASED" the ones you do not like, that reveal the TRUTH of YOUR heart. You are not on here but for one reason. You get your 'jollies' causing people the truly love Jesus to debate you. You think it is fun. If it is too filled with TRUTH though you get it erased. Your heart is being exposed here Louda. No one is impressed with your jargon, name calling, false accusation about Maranatha, your poor ability to keep on Topic of discussion or WhO you aRe. LoL GOD KNOWS who you are, who you are slandering with false accusation about the trailer park etc. You are hilarious! Why dont u get your own radio show? On your smoke breaks get secret conversations and play them? Im sure that you would draw a crowd of smokers with you to divulge some secrets on? Or start a tv show called 'Loudas Stalkers" or Trolls of Louda"? Im sure that would be good for your ego so u could have a following there. Then you could direct them to the kool aid yourself!
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Gotcha

Saint Albans, WV

#478 Jan 24, 2012
Irene , is this your firefighter friend jack in your Facebook friends
https://www.facebook.com/jack.regis...

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