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prophets profitable

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#5179 Feb 16, 2013
18 “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and who, when they have chastened him, will not heed them, 19 “then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city, to the gate of his city. 20 “And they shall say to the elders of his city,‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ 21 “Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones; so you shall put away the evil from among you, and all Israel shall hear and fear”(Deuteronomy 21:18-21).
Let me put your mind to rest here and now. I am not advocating that we attempt to follow this law today. I am trying to show that the Word of God not only discloses the wickedness that is innate in every child, but that it prescribed the kind of action that was appropriate to deal with such sin. There was both preventative action and prescriptive (curative) action. God’s Word tells us that such things will occur, and how we should deal with them, both before and after the fact.If we actually did what the law instructed the Israelites to do, it would be a very different world that we live in. Look at what the last verse (Deuteronomy 18:21) says. Putting rebels to death would not only “put away evil,” it would also send a very sobering message to any who might be tempted to take the same path of disobedience. All Israel, God said, would hear and fear. Immediately after the tragedy in Colorado, copycat crimes began to occur all around the nation. That incident in Colorado, along with other similar outbursts of violence in our schools which preceded it, was a lesson. It was not a warning to young hoodlums that such violence would swiftly be punished, and that no more Hitler-worshipping, trenchcoat-wearing rebels would be allowed in our schools. It was a lesson to similar rebels that this kind of violence really achieved what they (in their distorted thinking) wanted. It suggested that one could perpetrate acts of violence and thereby become a celebrity of sorts. According to Deuteronomy, the lesson would have worked the other way. When a rebellious youth was stoned to death, others would look on and learn not to do the same. In Israel, if the law of God were obeyed, copycat crimes would be few and far between.
prophets profitable

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#5180 Feb 16, 2013
Today, we wring our hands in dismay and frustration, as though there is no solution. The Bible teaches that parents are to instruct their children in the ways of the Lord, and they are to discipline them when they disobey. It teaches that the root of the problem is a sin nature, deeply rooted in every child. It teaches us to expect the kind of conduct we witnessed in Colorado, especially when parents and society refuse to assume their responsibilities. And, it teaches that when all else fails, God has ordained civil authorities to punish the disobedient (Romans 13:1-7). The psychiatrists of our day may be wringing their hands, but the Old Testament prophets would not hesitate to explain why such things are happening. They would probably tell us that these things are divine judgment on a nation which has rejected God and prayer in schools. We all know that when this tragedy struck in Littleton, there were many prayers being offered up in Colorado, in the schools!
The prophets teach us to do what they do. My understanding of the spiritual gifts has changed somewhat over the years. Early on, I thought that God gave some people the gift of giving so that they could bear the lion’s share of the financial needs of the church. I thought that evangelists did the bulk of the evangelizing, and that teachers did the teaching. There is some truth in this point of view, but the purpose for spiritual gifts goes beyond this. Every Christian is to give, to encourage, to teach, to help, and to evangelize (among other things). Those who are specially gifted aren’t intended to do all the work in their area of giftedness, so that those who are not similarly gifted can sit back and do nothing in this area of ministry. They are to teach others how to do what they do extremely well. I have learned how to give by observing those who have the gift of giving. I have learned how to share the gospel more clearly and effectively from those who have the gift of evangelism. Those with certain strengths are given to the church so that they can strengthen us in our areas of weakness. This means that we cannot excuse ourselves from certain activities by saying,“That isn’t my gift.” It means that we should look for those who are strong in these activities, and learn from them.
I believe this applies to the Old Testament prophets as well. Prophets can teach us a great deal about proclaiming the truth. I am not suggesting that studying the prophets will help us become prophets, too. I am saying that we are commanded to “speak the truth in love”(Ephesians 4:15). We are to hold forth the word of life in a very dark world (Philippians 2:14-16). We are not instructed to proclaim new revelation to others, but we are to proclaim the Word which has been entrusted to us (Romans 10:13-18; Ephesians 5:18-19; 6:17; Philippians 1:14; Colossians 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8; 2 Timothy 4:2). Surely a study of the prophets will help us learn how to better proclaim the truth. A study of the prophets will give us a better grasp of the “content” of the Bible, and also of the “methods” these divinely-inspired communicators employed to proclaim God’s truth to men. This will help us as we seek to proclaim the truth of God’s Word today.
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#5181 Feb 16, 2013
Conclusion

In this introductory lesson, we have sought to show why a study of the prophets is profitable. The prophets are not only “speakers,” they are “seers”(1 Samuel 9:9)—they see things more clearly, and thus they enable us to see spiritual truths more clearly as well. They not only speak to men for God, they speak to God on men’s behalf. They are far from perfect, and their every word is not a “Thus saith the Lord…” They do have much to say to us, and we can learn from them, both from their content and from their methods of communication.

As we conclude, I would like to do so by asking a final question:“Why did God identify Himself with Abraham here, and why did God choose to identify Abraham as a prophet at this point in time?” I hate to admit it, but if I had been God, I would have kept silent. I would not have owned Abraham as one of my saints. And I most certainly would not have indicated to Abimelech that Abraham was a prophet. Imagine it! At the very moment in time when Abraham had shown himself to be a liar, God called him a prophet. Why would God choose to identify with such a sinner before a pagan king?

God did not identify with Abraham because he had lived so well or spoken so truthfully. God identified with Abraham to save him, because of his sin. Abraham had lied to Abimelech. He had deceived this king. He had put Abimelech and all his people at risk. All things being equal, I think it is safe to say that Abimelech would have killed Abraham for his wickedness. One thing prevented this—God identified Himself with Abraham. God made it clear that Abraham was one of His, and that any harm done to Abraham or his wife would have serious repercussions. It was God’s identification with Abraham that saved him from the consequences of his sins.

Indeed, why would God ever choose to identify Himself with sinners? But this is exactly what He did in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ, when the Second Person of the Trinity took on human flesh, adding sinless humanity to His undiminished deity. He chose to identify with us in our sin in order to save us. Our Lord bore the penalty for our sins personally, when He died on the cross of Calvary. It is only by our identification with Him that we are saved from the penalty of our own sins. Our Lord Jesus was not just a prophet; He was the Prophet. It is He who has spoken finally and fully to men for God. It is He who is currently in heaven, speaking to God for men. Have you trusted in Him as your Savior? He not only spoke the truth; He is the truth, the way, and the life. No one comes to the Father in heaven except through Him (John 14:6).

1 I have had several responses to this introduction, pointing out that the official web site of Stanford University has a different explanation of the origin of the university. I was not able to verify the accuracy of the account I have given, because it came to me as an undocumented e-mail message. The reader should therefore assume this story to be fictional, unless otherwise verified.

2 In this lesson, all New Testament quotations are from the NET Bible, and Old Testament citations are from the New King James Version, unless otherwise indicated.

3 Or, of those who were formerly pagans, like Nebuchadnezzar, who appears to have actually come to faith through the ministry of Daniel (see Daniel 3:1—4:37).

4 In Genesis 20:17, we read that God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maids. Thus, I must conclude that while the divinely ordained affliction kept the wives of Gerar from conceiving, it also kept Abimelech from having sexual relations altogether.

5 Well, they are almost always people, but let us not forget Balaam's donkey, through whom the Lord spoke to his master (see Numbers 22:21-30).
cab ba ge

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#5182 Feb 16, 2013
Cabbage Fun Facts

Cabbage has more vitamin c than oranges, great for strengthening the immune system and being one of the best anti oxidant, reducing free radicals in your body which are the basic causes of ageing.

Cabbage is very rich in fiber. This helps retain water and forms the bulk of the food and the bowels. Thus, it is a good cure for constipation and related problems.

Cabbage is rich is sulphur, which helps to fight infections in wounds and ulcers.

Cabbage, being rich in iodine, helps in proper functioning of the brain and the nervous system.

Cabbage Medicinal Qualities

Uncooked cabbage is high in glutamine, an amino acid that is useful for the excellent functioning of our digestive system and immune system.

Cabbage has also been known to have therapeutic and antibacterial properties, destroying a wide variety of bacteria in the intestines.

Liberal intake of the fresh juice of this vegetable has thus been found very valuable for treating ulcers, bladder infections and other infectious disease. Try...
sons of God

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#5183 Feb 16, 2013
The sons of God are commissioned…!

The sons of God are commissioned to crush satan under their feet in Yeshua’ Messiah (Jesus Name)! They are commissioned to demonstrate the power of God and work in signs of wonders, healing the sick, casting out demons, delivering the people who are bound, raising up the dead in Yeshua’ or Jesus’ Name! They are pronouncing:“The Kingdom of heaven is at hand!”(Matthew 10:8) They will also warn this generation:“Do not sin anymore, live holy for God, because the wicked shall not inherit the Kingdom of God!”(Galatians 5:19-21)

The sons of God, will smash idols and their altars down, destroy the strongholds of satan, strike down the enemy forces, and reveal the sin among this generation, Christian or not, in Yeshua’ Messiah (Jesus Name)! They will speak straight with power and their words are sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, because in the sight of God all things are naked and open, and He revealed it to His sons!(Hebrews 4:12, 13) They will prophesy to the dead bones of religious traditions in the churches of today:“BE ALIVE!!! Come out of your graves! Breathe, breathe O Spirit of God that they may live!” They are the people of God who call on the Name of the Lord Most High, and He will answer them, and show them great and mighty things.(Jeremiah 33:3) Their cry to heaven is: Wilt Thou not Revive us again: that Thy people may rejoice in thee? Shew us Thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.”(Psalms 85:6, 7) They are the commissioned people of God who are preparing this generation for the second coming of the Kings of Kings!

Commissioning in the "Office of Prophet"

The commissioning in the "Office of Prophet" is not much different than written on this site! It is a "High calling" with "High demands"! Only a prophet really knows the ministry and function of a "Prophet". And even one prophet should not try to "box" other prophets into 'his prophetic rule'! It is unscriptural & unwise to put a Prophet (as for the other 5-fold offices) into a "box" of limited anointing's & activities! There are similar characters, but different in verities of God's destiny and anointing's, specific for each person (prophet)! The 5-fold ascension gifts overlap and integrate just as the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit do! Non are inferior or superior but they all are anointed, appointed & commissioned of God for His specific purpose!(See more in "Prophet in box?")
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#5184 Feb 16, 2013
Like Ezekiel' Commission...

The Holy Spirit entered into the Prophet Ezekiel in the same sense He comes into men in N.T. times! Ezekiel experienced:


Ezekiel was commissioned to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against a Holy God!

· He saw the vision of Glory!
· He fell prostrate before God!
· Was commanded to stand up!
· The Spirit entered into him & spoke to him!
· He heard the Spirit speak!
1. A rebellious house (Ezekiel 2:3,8; 3:9,26-27)
2. A sinful house (Ezekiel 2:3)
3. Impudent children (Ezekiel 2:4; 3:7)
4. Stiff-hearted (Ezekiel 2:4)
5. Briers and thorns (Ezekiel 2:6)
6. Scorpions (Ezekiel 2:6)
7. Most rebellious (Ezekiel 2:7)
8. Hardhearted (Ezekiel 3:7)
Ezekiel was called and sent to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that had rebelled against God. The impudent children and stiff-hearted! And whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: This rebellion house, yet, shall know that there had been a prophet among them. And he shall speak His Words unto them!(Ezekiel 2:1-7)


Stand upon your feet!(Ezekiel 2:1).
You shall say to them: "Thus said the Lord God!" (Ezekiel 2:4).
Be not afraid of those who offended you with their words.(Ezekiel 2:6).
Be not dismayed the way they look upon you.
You shall speak My words to them.(Ezekiel 2:7).
Hear what I (the Lord) say to you!(Ezekiel 2:8).
Be not rebellious conform this world!
Open your mouth, ears and eyes towards Me!
Speak My words to them!(Ezekiel 3:4.(Ezekiel 3:27).
Go, get you to them of the captivity, to the children of My people.(Ezekiel 3:11).
Speak to them and tell them of the coming judgments.
Hear the word at My mouth, and give them warning from Me!(Ezekiel 3:17).
Arise; go forth into plain language without compromises!(Ezekiel 3:22).
Go, shut yourself in your house and seek My face!(Ezekiel 3:24).
You shall not go out among them (sinners, hypocrite’s etc.)(Ezekiel 3:25)

eyes vits

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#5185 Feb 16, 2013
Natural Treatments for Eye Problems

Simulated Cataract Vision

Well, we no longer have to wait for near-blindness to have a surgery – nor do we have to live with artificial lenses. There are several studies that show a pair of amino acids can stop – and even reverse - cataracts.

Carnosine is a natural dipeptide (protein) that is found abundantly in muscles and brain. It has three effects on the eyes:...
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The Eye is the Window to the… Body?

They say the eye is the window to the soul. But, what if I told you the eye is the window to your body?

Your eye, specifically your iris, is a map of your body. Reading this map (the iris), can reveal disease and health weakness in different parts of your body.

You see, spinach contains the antioxidant lutein, which has been proven to reduce the risk of developing age related macular degeneration (AMD). Spinach also contains:

Beta carotene (vitamin A)
Vitamins C, E and B
Minerals
Omega-3

People with a diet that includes spinach also have lower incidences of cataracts. Carrots, rich in carotene (vitamin A) are an obvious and nutritious choice for natural eye health. After all, have you ever seen a blind bunny?

Glutathione: A Vital Lens Antioxidants

Here is something you may not know,...
burning fire of YAH

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#5187 Feb 16, 2013
Fire
Figuratively

The burning Fire of God!


Fire from among the cherubim means fellowship with God by worship and praise and by obeying His Word. For the coals of fire, you have to go in among the wheels, and fill your hands with it. A minister ought to be filled with the Holy Spirit and His fire always so that his hands can bring down the stronghold of the enemy. The FIRE of the living God burns these things deep in our hearts, IF we allow the Holy Spirit to do this tremendous work! Break up your fallow ground.(Hosea 10:12) the All-consuming FIRE of God will burn, deep, deeper in our hearts so that every religious spirit will be burned and consumed! May freedom come back into the church and in our lives! God can restore in our church that which satan has stolen out of the church; that which was originally Gods provision! We can have a closer and deeper walk with God! Now is the time that the Father is sending His ministers like arrows, with Holy Divine FIRE, Directed by the Holy Spirit to pronounce and to prepare His people for the great Move of God, world-wide and to get a deeper relationship with the Father. It’s now time to cooperate with God!It’s now time that ministers go out and bring Fire among His people. It’s now time to prophesy and speak unto to the dry bones, to come alive! Ministers must be prepared to pay the price for their ministry and buy from the Lord gold, tried in the FIRE, so that they become rich, and have white raiment, so that they are clothed with the glory of God and not naked!(Revelation 3:18) If you are ready to go through the Fire of God, then you are going through a transaction of your own will, not of a sentiment! If you do not transact in will with God along this process, you will end in awakening sympathy only for yourself! Your sacrifices on the altar, on the Merci-seat of God, means going through the all-consuming FIRE of God! The burning, purification and insulation for one purpose only, the destruction of every affinity that God has not started and of every attachment in God. You do not destroy it, God does! Resulting in that you will not allow giving way to self-pity when the FIRES begin! After this painful process of FIRE, there is nothing that oppresses or depresses anymore!
eye health nutrients

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#5188 Feb 16, 2013
Super Eye Foods

The eyes are the light of the body. So it is important to eat healthy foods that contain the right nutrients to allow different part of the body to function very well, especially the eyes. There are some things you can do to maintain the eyesight as we age and to sharpen the focus. Most of these solutions include what is contained in your daily diet. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods and nutrients can maintain eyesight and improve vision.

Bilberry extracts. This herb has been shown to slow the development of cataracts. It increases the blood supply to the eyes.

Red, orange, yellow fruits and green vegetables are particularly good for the eyes. They are loaded with antioxidants such as beta carotene, vitamins A, C, E.

Omega-3 oils found aplenty in cold water fish such as salmon, tuna, cod and sardines are healthy for the eyes.

A tea made from eyebright, Echinacea, clover, burdock and licorice boosts your immune system… helping you resist eye infections.
returns of glory

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#5189 Feb 16, 2013
When The Glory Returns

By Del Fehsenfeld, Jr.

It had been an exhausting day. The hot sun beat down on the parched earth. The crowd sat under the cloudless sky for what seemed like an eternity – silent spectators in this playoff between Baal and Jehovah. Jehovah’s side was hopelessly outnumbered – the odds, 850 to 1 in favor of Baal.

Silently, they watched and waited and wondered as the prophets of Baal tried first one tactic and then another to persuade the god of lightning and fire to prove himself and send fire from heaven. They pled; they appealed. Unsuccessful, they began to cry out more earnestly, to cajole, to demand that Baal heed them and send fire. Still no answer. Still no fire.

Undaunted, they persisted in leaping on the altar and cutting themselves until the blood flowed – desperate, vain attempts to prove their sincerity to Baal and to see some evidence, any evidence, of spiritual reality. But there was no sign of fire from heaven – not even a spark.

In fact, there had been no movement of any kind in the heavens for more than three years – no fire, no rain, no voice, no reality. Weary with the exercise in futility, desire turned to disappointment and finally defeat.

At this point in 1 Kings 18, we cannot help noticing some striking similarities to the church in our day. The great problem in the contemporary church is that, despite its size and activity, there is no real expression of the glory of God’s presence.

By and large, we are not lacking activity, fervor, or attempts to obtain spiritual power. To the contrary, our church calendars are bulging with services, retreats, conferences, and programs. We are making lots of noise. We are busy, earnest, and perhaps sincere, but still there is deafening silence in the heavens. There is no fire.

It is not that we are not trying. We are. But apparently, all of our programs, promotions, meetings, buses, budgets, baptisms, committees, and conventions have failed to produce the one thing we need most desperately – fire from heaven.

While the spiritual leaders and activists are busily trying to produce sparks, the average church member sits back with the rest of the world, waiting, waiting, wondering where the fire is.
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#5190 Feb 16, 2013
Calling Down the Fire

Into the arena steps a solitary figure. He has been a fugitive from the king, whose wrath he had incurred three years earlier. One would expect him to cower in the presence of the offended monarch. After all, he stands to lose his life. But no, he is secure, assured, and bold.

Now he is calling to the people to listen. They gather around him skeptically. This man has always been something of an oddity – a real contrast to other religious leaders of his day. He has always been a minority voice.

His message cuts across the grain of what is traditional and palatable. His challenge to get off the fence and take a public stand for Baal or Jehovah makes the average person uncomfortable – they would rather not commit themselves.

Now he directs their attention to the altar of Jehovah. Unused for many years, it is in a state of disrepair. One by one, he selects twelve large stones and constructs an altar. He prepares the sacrifice and places it on the altar.

Then he catches them off guard. Turning to the crowd, he directs them to fill four barrels with water and pour it on the sacrifice.

What? Has he lost his mind? Anyone knows wet wood will not burn! Even more importantly, doesn’t this strange man know that it hasn’t rained for over three years? Nevertheless, they follow his orders.

Then a short, simple prayer, and ... fire! No matches. No kerosene. No magic tricks. No gyrations. No pretending. Just fire. Real fire. Fire that licks up the water and utterly consumes the sacrifice, the wood, the stones – even the dust on the ground. Fire from heaven. The fire of God.

What Is the Fire of God?

I do not know of any greater need in the church today than for the fire of God to fall. When we refer to the fire of God, we are talking about the manifest presence and glory of God. We are talking about the supernatural power of God.

We are talking about services that are more than just nice meetings with nice music and nice preaching. We are talking about results that cannot be explained in terms of human effort. We are talking about that which man cannot program, manipulate, plan or make happen.

We are talking about something more than the ordinary operation of the Holy Spirit in the lives of His people. We are talking about the extraordinary outpouring of His Spirit that reveals His glory in our lives and in His church.

What Does the Fire Do?
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#5191 Feb 16, 2013
When the fire falls, we see God for who He really is. Both the Old and New Testaments reveal God to be a God of fire.

At Mount Sinai, where the law was given, God revealed Himself with lightnings and thunderings and voices. Then, in the last book of the Bible, the Apostle John was given a glimpse into the throne room of heaven. Out of that throne "came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder" (Rev. 4:5).

When the fire falls, God takes over His church. When God shows up, people are more comfortable on their faces than in their pews. When the fire falls, it consumes everything that is unholy, earthly, and temporal.

The fire of God purifies, purges, melts, and devours, "for our God is a consuming fire" (Heb. 12:29). God is like a refiner’s fire (Mal. 3:2) that brings impurities to the surface and exposes and consumes them.

When the fire falls, sin is judged and dealt with thoroughly and uncompromisingly – not just the obvious sins of the flesh, but subtle, secret sins of the spirit as well. Masks of respectability are pulled off, pretenses stripped away, and the souls of men laid bare before the gaze of an all-seeing, all-knowing God.

When the fire falls, there is deep conviction and grief over sin. The intense searchlight of God’s holiness makes things once thought acceptable suddenly become abhorrent. Indifference is turned to mourning. A casual attitude toward sin is replaced by brokenness and genuine repentance.

When the fire falls, the efforts and works of believers are tested. Much of what appeared to be spiritual activity is exposed to be nothing more than fleshly effort that is consumed as wood, hay, and stubble.

When the fire falls, our traditional methods and programs are yielded to His lordship, and the Holy Spirit begins to preside over the workings and operation of His church.

When the fire falls, there is power. There is life. There is purity. There is spontaneity. There is reality.

Where is the fire of God today? Where is the evidence of His presence and power? Where is the sense of awe, of wonder, of fear in His presence?

Where are the tears of brokenness and contrition? Where are lost people falling on their faces, overcome by the reality of God’s presence in the midst of His people?

What church in your community is known to have the fire of God? In what Sunday School class, home, mom, dad, or teenager is the fire present?

Why Don’t We Have the Fire?

In many cases, we do not have the fire of God because we do not think we need it. We are content to live without His glory.

For the most part our nation, churches, homes, and lives are devoid of the glory and power of God. When asked to state our needs, we speak of needing bigger buildings, more money, more volunteers, better staff, or more equipment. Why can’t we see that our real need is for God Himself?

We sinned against God, and He withdrew His manifest presence from us, but our eyes have grown accustomed to the darkness. We are used to functioning in our own effort. Hardly anyone questions the authenticity of the results.

We have become blind to our true spiritual condition and need. Like the Laodicean church, we think we are "rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing" (Rev. 3:17).

I hear Christian leaders today speak of how Christianity is flourishing. Others insist we are in the throes of revival.
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#5192 Feb 16, 2013
If that is the case, then why is every form of moral impurity rampant in our evangelical, Bible-preaching churches? Why is the divorce rate as high in the church as it is in the world?
Why do the vast majority of Christians never introduce anyone to Christ? Why do people want a part-time, convenient, weekend Christian experience that costs them nothing? Why do pastors have to twist people’s arms to get them to serve the Lord?
Why are church splits so common? Why are so many professing Christians barren, empty, hurting, and in spiritual bondage? Why is the world so utterly disinterested in what we have to offer?
As long as we think we are doing right, we will never cry out to God to send fire from heaven.
I believe another reason we do not have the fire is that we really do not want it. Oh, we say we do, but what too many of us really want is the kind of fire that draws attention to our church, packs our auditorium, increases our offerings, and solves all our problems.
We do not want the fire that consumes, destroys, exposes, burns, and hurts. We are afraid of what might happen if God appeared on the scene. We want a tidy religious experience that we can control.
Furthermore, we do not want the kind of preaching that precedes revival. I have found that many people want nothing but encouragement and love from the pulpit. They do not want the truth!
Preaching on sin, repentance, holiness, brokenness, or confession is considered negative. "You are putting people on a guilt trip. You will damage their self-esteem."
I wish we were half as concerned about people having a proper view of God as we are about people having a proper view of themselves! Deceived by the world, our egocentric theology has become more concerned about self-image than about God’s image.
We do not have the fire of God because we do not believe it can happen today. In order to justify our impotence, we have dispensationalized away most of God’s Word. "That is Old Testament!" "God does not work that way today."
A serious study of the history of revival reveals that every revival is, in a sense, a repetition of what took place on the Day of Pentecost. The Spirit is poured out on His people in an extraordinary way, and the manifest presence and power of God are released.
But in our concern to avoid the excesses and abuses of certain movements, we have altogether denied the possibility of a supernatural outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We do not pray for miracles because we do not really believe that God does miracles in this century!
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#5193 Feb 16, 2013
Finally, we do not have the fire of God because we are not willing to pay the price to get it. We want an instantaneous, costless, painless revival. We want all the positive results and benefits of revival at little or no cost.

We want gain without pain. We want the joy of new life without going through the travail of labor pains. We want healing without surgery. We want joy without mourning.

We want to enter into the power of the resurrection without first suffering the agony of the cross. We want our schedules and programs and institutions to stay intact. We want minimum disruption of our plans or interference with our traditions.

Revival involves a process – a process of plowing up the hardened, uncultivated ground of our hearts, then planting the seed, and ultimately reaping a harvest. The plowing is painful, but it cannot be circumvented, and it takes time.

Yes, time is an unavoidable part of the price. Weekend mini-revivals may be easier to fit into our schedules, but they are unlikely to result in genuine revival.

Elijah had been in a process of preparation and purification for three-and-a-half years before God sent the fire. And the people of Israel had suffered the consequences of their sin for the same period of time before they got desperate enough for God to send the fire.

We are too busy to listen to God. God meets with those who wait for Him (Isa. 64:4), but we want Him to send the fire on our timetable. And He had better be through by noon!
Dear friend, God simply will not fit into our plans, our schedules, or our timetables. He is God! He must be given the freedom to operate as He wills, on His schedule.

If God is going to send the fire, we must be willing, if necessary, to discard our man-made traditions, methods, structures, and programs to make room for Him. It is not that those things are wrong in and of themselves; but for too many of us, they have become gods. Anything that has become more essential to us than His presence is part of the price He will require.

Certainly there will be no fire until the sacrifice has been offered. For the Israelites it meant placing their water supply on the altar. God did not need water, but when He had their supply, He had them. That is what He wanted all along.

I do not know what sacrifice God may require of you or your church. He may ask you to surrender your reputation. He may ask you to bear criticism, misunderstanding, and rejection from those whose opinions matter most to you.

He may ask you to quit your job. He may ask you to put your life savings or retirement fund on the altar.

Ultimately, what God really wants is the whole of our lives. When God has us on the altar, then and only then will He send fire from heaven and reveal His power to a watching world.
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Malaysia

#5194 Feb 16, 2013
There is a lot of confusion & miss-understanding about the Office of the Prophet! Therefore we hope and trust to clear up issue's through this web site about the real character of the Prophet! Spend some time with these web-site! Discover the awesome pages designed to enhance your personal growth and knowledge, specific about the Prophet's Office! Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.(Psalm 105:15) Much of the irrelevancy in the nowadays church is a result of misguided and neglected gifts that ultimately create a class of behavior that misrepresents and prejudges with superficiality & religiosity the true Christianity!
The prophet carries certain aspects of future events as determined by God. He is a contradiction to present circumstances because of the foreknowledge/foresight that inspires him. He is merely a useful vessel and is often unaware of the implications of the impression, but carries a certain burden until this is released. His words always bring hope, vision, acknowledge; enrichment and revelation to an individual, congregation, community, saints and also to the unsaved one!
The prophet has the ability to “set Gods destiny before you” as well “Lost destiny” in way of choices with their consequences! Mostly very precise in what, how and which kind of function and anointing! In spite off in the face of present pain and despair! It guides you with hope and joy to your place of Divine destiny! It is of essential importance of the Prophet to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit herein and obey Him!
Recent Prophecies
Prophet's Office
Also if Daniel was commanded to understand the vision and consider it, then we are to do likewise! God's secrets are revealed to His servants the prophets to hear His counsel to cause people to hear His words, so that they shall turn themselves from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings!
Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealed his secret unto his servants the prophets!(Amos 3:7) The mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets! Ancient Old Testaments Prophets often brought them before Kings. They spoke of great events that shaped the destiny of nations.
returns of glory

Malaysia

#5195 Feb 16, 2013
The Prophet Elisha also used "his" powers to help an ordinary family. God's power & love are shown in quiet, as well as spectacular way! "Operating in the Office of the Prophet "I will not have rest until I have release the messages! Even I often have to risk my position as minister to be rejected or accepted! Part of the reason is that even my life is such a dangerous one because people will not always believe or accept the message you have to release as a Prophet! Especially when you have to predict bad future events for a specific Nation and Church people (suppose to be God's people!? he prophets reminded them of their errors and consequences as results of their presumptuous lifestyle! There should be NO different from ancient prophet as the nowadays prophets! Just like the prophet Jeremiah, we live in a time when the heart of "Gods people" inside the Church walls are hardened against the Lord! Also today I have to speak the words of warning again, but it is fearful to know ahead of time that many people will refuse to listen! The release of serious warnings will go in the similar way as the ancient Prophets did to their Kings! Similar examples the Lord allow me to use, mostly to clarify! Truth sometimes hurts! When it does we are tempted to want good news, even in spite off, it is not true. This is even foolish for ourselves!"...Paul van Beek.
Prophetic Revelations, visions, warnings etc revealed in a very orderly way!
Ancient Old
Testaments Prophets
The mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets! Ancient Old Testaments Prophets often brought them before Kings. They spoke of great events that shaped the destiny of nations! This site will give a detailed overview of the ancient Prophet in chronological way. Every prophet is described, according their goal, destiny even that is after all these centuries accurate TODAY! Included with pictures! This page will be educational especially for Bible School who want to study the ancient Prophets!
Naturally the people will wonder why these 'Old Testament Prophets" are telling them (ancient Hebrew mostly) these (horrible) future things, and why these terrible things also happen to them! "For what do we deserve this kind of horror upon us?" Forsaking God in nearby every area in this Nation! TODAY, in Government, in schools, in public buildings, representing the foreign affairs. "people of God" or what they proclaim to be, became much worse they have been ever, following their own stubborn will; turning away more and more from God, His law, His statures, "His" (original) constitution...! This is an example about the way God will cause the pride of a Nation to "rot"! People of God need to understand and to realize in a intense way that their relationship to God was meant! Now in this time for "God's people" or presumed to be "God people" This was in ancient time revealed by the Prophets of God and still it continues by God's prophets TODAY!
petezo

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5197 Feb 19, 2013
All gkory praise to king jesus yeshua

“Mystical Atheism for everyone!”

Since: Nov 08

El Cerrito California

#5199 Feb 20, 2013
Neelix and Kes wrote:
All Jews are condemned to hell for they are the Devil's children.
Well your hell is imaginary and so is your Jesus.

The historical Jesus was a Jew and taught exclusively from the Hebrew Scriptures of the GOD that he grew up with that you vehemently reject with your hate.

In reality what you have done with this post is to curse the one you falsely claim to follow to an eternity of pain.

That isn't very nice is it?

Hate is only going to rot your brain it isn't going to help you grow spiritually.
Fill

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5201 Feb 22, 2013
Bless the Jews alright
Normand Guay

Winnipeg, Canada

#5202 Feb 22, 2013
petezo wrote:
All gkory praise to king jesus yeshua
--- All glory honor power and praises and thanks to KING OF kings AND LORD OF lords JESUS CHRIST YESHUA...Meet you in Heaven...

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