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Gee-Tee

Brooklyn, NY

#6993 Oct 11, 2013
I speak a lot about living Holy, doing the right thing. To the young people especially that are reading my post, remember you are young. I’ve enjoyed my life be it good or bad, more good now because of my age. However, I say these things so that when you get my age these words will always be in the back of your mind.

You are young and I want you all to enjoy the life God gave to you. If you keep the voice of what’s wrong and what’s right in your head, you will not go too far into the world. Life is what you make it, enjoy it. Don’t get too consumed on what other people want you to do. Keep the word Respect in everything you do. No matter how old you get, you should never lose respect for your elders. If you don’t like what they say, it’s better to just walk away. And I don’t mean the Elders in the UHOP.
MSD

Charlotte, NC

#6994 Oct 11, 2013
Here's one for the road y'all!

http://youtu.be/_LETFSJQ13Q
Hebrewsunite

Everett, WA

#6995 Oct 11, 2013
Shaluwm~

Just when you thought you’d seen it all…. Here we go; these types of YT testimonies about false religions are going to reach thousands real fast.

My Testimony deliverance from false worship PART 1


My Testimony deliverance from false worship PART 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

My Testimony deliverance from false worship PART 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Shaluwm~
MSD

Charlotte, NC

#6996 Oct 14, 2013
Good morning everyone!!!! Here is a lesson on baptism to get the week flowing! God Bless!
Baptism is Like...
by Stephen R. Bradd
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In 2005, we presented a series of lessons on Bible baptism (cf. 03/12/05, 03/19/05, & 03/26/05). We concluded that:
Bible baptism is immersion in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for the forgiveness of sins. Bible baptism must be preceded by faith and repentance. The place of baptism is unimportant. The time of a baptism is unimportant, but the sooner the better. Furthermore, only those who meet the conditions should be baptized.

With those thoughts in mind, let us study baptism again today from a different perspective. The New Testament makes many comparisons between baptism and activities that occur (or have occurred) in our world. Let us explore seven of these comparisons in this lesson.

1. BAPTISM IS LIKE A BIRTH.
To be born is to come forth into a new existence or relationship. As an infant comes forth from his mother into the world of light, the obedient believer comes out of the waters of baptism a "newborn babe" in Christ (I Pet. 2:2). His life as a child of God has just begun, and he should desire the pure milk of the word of God--that he might grow, consequently. As an infant is born a citizen of a physical country or kingdom, in baptism we are born citizens in God's kingdom, the church (cf. Matt. 16:18,19; Acts 2:47). As the Lord Himself said about baptism - "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God" (John 3:5).

2. BAPTISM IS LIKE A BURIAL.
To die is to end a certain existence or relationship (at least in the flesh). As a mortal dies and is buried, the obedient believer dies to self and is buried in waters of baptism. Such a burial cannot be properly accomplished via sprinkling or pouring. Baptism, as a burial, marks the end of living in sin and living selfishly. Paul teaches in Roman 6:3-7:

"Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin."

In baptism, our old man of sin--whom we have put to death through penitent faith--must be buried to rise no more. This is how we are freed from sin! We, as a "new creation" (II Cor. 5:17), will rise again in Christ, but not our old wicked and corrupt self.

3. BAPTISM IS LIKE GIVING LIFE TO THE DEAD.
This point is closely linked with the prior one in that the apostle Paul mentions both aspects in the verses we read from Romans 6. Jesus was brought back from the dead by the power of God; He did not stay buried. Likewise, one being immersed in water for the forgiveness of his sins will not remain under the water. Baptism is like giving life--spiritual life--to those dead in sin. You see, sin separates humans from God (cf. Isa. 59:1,2) and those who commit sin (i.e., all accountable humans; cf. Rom. 3:23) are dead in their trespasses. Through baptism penitent believers can be made alive through God's grace, who were formerly "dead in trespasses and sins" (Eph. 2:1). Titus 3:5,6 reads - "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior." To regenerate is to make alive again, and it happens when we are washed in baptism (cf. Acts 22:16)!
MSD

Charlotte, NC

#6997 Oct 14, 2013
Therefore, we are made alive from our spiritual death in sin, by God, when we are baptized.

4. BAPTISM IS LIKE THE RITUAL OF CIRCUMCISION.
Males under God's covenant with Abraham were required to be circumcised as a sign of the covenant (cf. Gen. 17:10,11). Circumcision was vitally important for it identified the baby boy as one of God's spiritual sons. Today, both males and females must undergo a circumcision of the heart (culminated in baptism) in order to become a child of God. Paul explains this in Colossians 2:11-14:

"In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross."

Baptism is like circumcision in that God cuts off the old sins of the heart when we are buried with Christ in the watery grave.

5. BAPTISM IS LIKE THE PURIFICATION RITES OF THE HEBREWS.
Those who lived under the Mosaic regime were continually faced with the problem of ceremonial defilement and uncleanness. It's not within the scope of this lesson to detail the various ways in which one could become unclean and subsequently purified (but for those interested, the book of Leviticus explains such matters in detail). Purification often involved both physical washing with water and a blood sacrifice of some sort. Under the New Covenant, however, we are washed pure in the waters of baptism where we contact the blood of Christ (cf. Rev. 1:5; He shed his blood in His death and it is into His death that we are buried; Rom. 6:3). Hebrews 10:19-22 speaks to this comparison:

"Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water."

Baptism is indeed like the purification rites of the Hebrews. The physical washing with water has a significant spiritual sense in both cases.

6. BAPTISM IS LIKE THE PURIFICATION & PREPARATION OF A BRIDE FOR HER WEDDING.
Paul has much to say regarding the relationship between Christ and His church and how it is similar to the relationship between husband and wife:

"Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish" (Eph. 5:22-27).

In ancient times, great emphasis was sometimes placed upon purifying the bride before she was presented to her husband (e.g., Est. 2:12,13). In like fashion, those today who are baptized (i.e., "the washing of water by the word") are being purified and prepared for the Lord Jesus Christ. Their sins are removed and they are made holy and without blemish; what a glorious thought!
MSD

Charlotte, NC

#6998 Oct 14, 2013
7. BAPTISM IS LIKE THE FLOOD OF NOAH'S DAY.
In Noah's day, when the flood came and overwhelmed the planet, the waters separated the righteous from the wicked. The flood destroyed sinners upon Earth while simultaneously floating those within the ark to safety. "When once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water. There is also an antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ" (I Pet. 3:20,21). The water of baptism is a distinct line separating the saved and the lost. As it saved Noah from the exceeding wickedness of the world, so baptism saves us from the wages of our own sins and enables us to embrace the gift of life (cf. Rom. 6:23).

These many sides of baptism that the New Testament speaks of are both beautiful and powerful. May those who have been properly baptized rejoice in these comparisons and be reminded of the eternal significance of their obedience to the gospel. For those who have not yet been baptized into Christ for the remission of their sins, may I humbly ask: What are you waiting for? If we can be of assistance to you in any way, please contact us immediately.
MSD

Charlotte, NC

#6999 Oct 14, 2013
Here's a new video y'all

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heart broken

Columbia, SC

#7000 Oct 14, 2013
Please keep me in your prayers. My job has me really stressed out. I am a believer now that my job is the devil! I can't do this forever...anyone have any scriptures on stress or how to increase your faith that things will get better would really be helpful right now. I'm really stressed out. Thanks.
Im free

Ashburn, VA

#7001 Oct 14, 2013
heart broken wrote:
Please keep me in your prayers. My job has me really stressed out. I am a believer now that my job is the devil! I can't do this forever...anyone have any scriptures on stress or how to increase your faith that things will get better would really be helpful right now. I'm really stressed out. Thanks.
psalms 23 always my bro/sister. I will pray for your strength to endure
Im Just Sayin

Norfolk, VA

#7002 Oct 14, 2013
heart broken wrote:
Please keep me in your prayers. My job has me really stressed out. I am a believer now that my job is the devil! I can't do this forever...anyone have any scriptures on stress or how to increase your faith that things will get better would really be helpful right now. I'm really stressed out. Thanks.
Psalms 91 is very comforting during times of stress. I pray God's strength over you.
heart broken

Columbia, SC

#7003 Oct 14, 2013
Im free wrote:
<quoted text> psalms 23 always my bro/sister. I will pray for your strength to endure
Thank you soo much. I will be reading this tonight. And btw Im a sister.

Thanks again....:-)
heart broken

Columbia, SC

#7004 Oct 14, 2013
Im Just Sayin wrote:
<quoted text>
Psalms 91 is very comforting during times of stress. I pray God's strength over you.
Thank you so much! As I will be meditating on this tonight as well. The devil comes in many forms..whether at your home or your job. I have to put on the armor of God to keep me. The devil is NOT going to win.

Thank you again and have a wonderful evening.
MSD

Charlotte, NC

#7005 Oct 15, 2013
@Heart Broken Matt. 6:25-34 always helps me!

God Bless!
MSD

Charlotte, NC

#7006 Oct 15, 2013
@HEART BROKEN another one that is good is Philippians 4:6-7
Eyes on Christ

Columbia, SC

#7007 Oct 15, 2013
heart broken wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you so much! As I will be meditating on this tonight as well. The devil comes in many forms..whether at your home or your job. I have to put on the armor of God to keep me. The devil is NOT going to win.
Thank you again and have a wonderful evening.
@heartbroken, my intention was to chime in with the verses, but I believe you may have enough from others to focus on. I'm proud that there are so many who are ready to be there when you need them to when it comes to God's word. We may not be able to see one another, but we certainly have a way to be supportive to one another through this forum. Jesus strived very hard to show how important it is to share the word to help us conquer the ways of the world. He wants for us to be willing to attend to other people needs and use the scriptures to do so. I hope the scriptures are of help to you @heartbroken and that you will find the joy you need to deal with your current situation.
Eyes on Christ

Columbia, SC

#7008 Oct 15, 2013
Hebrewsunite wrote:
Shaluwm~
Just when you thought you’d seen it all…. Here we go; these types of YT testimonies about false religions are going to reach thousands real fast.
My Testimony deliverance from false worship PART 1http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=W6sFCmWcZ0oXX
My Testimony deliverance from false worship PART 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
My Testimony deliverance from false worship PART 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Shaluwm~
@Hebrewsunite, I got a chance to view these videos. Lol What’s so bizarre is many members beyond this forum are searching more and more; and many are willing to share the lies, deceit, the hidden truths around the origination and so forth in their own way. I wonder how they expect to keep anything a top secret any longer?? They are trying so hard to get people to keep secrets…don’t say anything….don’t offer any new suggestions for changes, etc. When they look around…...clearly, there’s hardly any members left and hardly anyone is joining. Still, you have people who don't see it.
ISpyWithMyThirdE ye

Boston, MA

#7009 Oct 15, 2013
Here's something to chew on. It's not for the faint at heart, so put your big girl/boy panties/drawls on and enjoy the ride. Don't just watch and listen, take down notes and begin to search the truth for oneself. I'm not here to debate what's being said, but if we are to consider ourselves educated, we must not cover our eyes or plug our ears. Enjoy!!!!

LA for Christ

Grovetown, GA

#7010 Oct 15, 2013
Why does the HOP baptize infants & small children? it is not n the scripture
Eyes on Christ

Columbia, SC

#7011 Oct 15, 2013
LA for Christ wrote:
Why does the HOP baptize infants & small children? it is not n the scripture
oh...it's just a mere bath without the soap.
Gee-Tee

Brooklyn, NY

#7012 Oct 15, 2013
LA for Christ wrote:
Why does the HOP baptize infants & small children? it is not n the scripture
The question is why do the same member get baptize in Buffalo, New Haven, New York City, etc., in other words in every State they attend Convocation in. If they were serving God they wouldn’t think they had to get baptized every week-end for 13 weeks. Makes you wonder with all that baptizing why the UHOP members can’t see they are following a false Man. No matter how much water they get in, their sins will not be forgiven if they are asking Puffy for forgiveness instead of God.

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