Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The voice past the door...
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1 Kings 19:20
And he (Elisha) left
the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee.
And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?
(NOTE) Elisha did not mistake his prophetic summons. His response was decisive.
He burned his past behind him. How different are those whose profession is merely external. In serving Elijah, much as Joshua
had served under Moses, Elisha would learn that the secret to a successful ministry lies in having a servant’s heart.
And he (Jesus) sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to
be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
of those called into the kingdom of God must come as a servant, as our Master is Jesus Christ (God). On
earth we will have spiritual leaders, called pastors, shepherds who will tend to the congregations, but they can only have
a successful ministry if they too present themselves as a servant to the Lord. We are all but servants
in the kingdom of God with no exception. Though God will have our brothers and sisters in Christ carry
different ministerial responsibilities within the service of our Lord, possibly even perform in a leadership capacity; we
are still all servants to the same Master.
And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go
and bury my father. 22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
This is a mirror image
of salvation. When Jesus comes to our door and knocks, when we open the door and answer His call we must
bury the sinful man of the past with the life of sin we once catered. We must not tarry but without hesitation except the
gift of salvation and move forward through repentance.
And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for
the kingdom of God.
*Fit occurs elsewhere only in Luke 14:35 and Hebrews 6:7, means “suitable” or “usable.”
Someone who puts life’s
lesser matters at a greater priority than God’s work is of little use to Him.
God has made through His son Jesus
Christ the availability of salvation. Every person in their lifetime will have the offer of salvation made
to them. Most will reject the offer, while others will hear and answer the calling. Salvation
is freedom, freedom from the bondage of sin, the chains of sin that tie our souls to a dying world and a destination with
eternal death. This freedom can only at best be insufficiently described with the tongue of man, one most
experience this freedom through Jesus Christ first hand to truly understand the supernatural release His salvation commands.
This salvation demands that all spiritual chains bound by sin be loosed from our souls, to be cut from our wrists and
the shackles freed from our feet. We cannot expect to free ourselves of the burdens of our own sin, or
the hardships of life’s difficulties under our own strength. The strength of man is nothing when
compared to the Almighty, all powerful, hand of God that created the very soul that we have all tried in vain to save, before
failing miserably. No longer challenge yourself with these burdens, give them over to Christ.
He wants our burdens, he wants our service, he wants to love us the way we were created to be loved by him as our Father.
I urge you, hear His voice beyond the door, open and receive His gift of eternal salvation and free yourself of the burdens
weighing down upon your shoulders. Pray for your loved ones. If God can free me of drugs,
alcohol, lusts of the flesh, etc… Then what are you waiting for. God Bless! Daniel
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Jesus Christ Matthew
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Prosperity's satanic doctrine
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1 Timothy 6:5-10
5 Perverse disputings (useless wranglings) of men of corrupt
minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness (godliness is a means of gain): from such withdraw thyself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing
out. 8 And having food and clothing let us be therewith content. 9 But they that desire to be rich fall into temptation and
a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful (harmful) lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love
of money is the root of all kinds of evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith (for which some
in their greediness have strayed from the faith), and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
The book of 1Timothy is the first of Paul’s epistles to the
young pastor Timothy. The purpose of the epistle was to advise Timothy, having been a fresh new pastor, against false doctrine,
protect public worship, and how to develop mature leadership within the church. Within this book Paul lays out the foundation
for ordaining elders, and gives an apostolic guideline for ordaining men to different sacred offices of the church, a leadership
manual for the church if you will.
the heading in my Bible, “ Warning against false teachers”, Paul warns Timothy of those with the false teaching
of prosperity doctrine, or the means of acquiring wealth through godliness. This unbiblical Prosperity theology promotes the
belief that God wants Christians to be abundantly or overly successful in every way, with special emphasis on financial prosperity
and exceeding earthly riches. This is not only a fight that the current church is fighting against, but also a fight that
dates back to the earliest foundations of the church.
Paul clearly warns Timothy to be aware and “from such withdraw thyself”. Paul explains from whence we
came into the world with nothing, we will most defiantly leave with nothing, that we should be content with food and clothing,
and not covet the excesses of riches here on earth, cherishing only the spiritual riches of our Heavenly Father. Is Paul instructing
Timothy (and the church) not to better ourselves? Absolutely not, there are a few key words and statements
we must examine to gain the full understanding of Paul’s admonishing of Prosperity theology.
The first false belief lies in the belief that somehow earthly
gain is godliness. Financial freedom and prosperity is nice, but to desire or crave such earthly desires
to the point of coveting, here in lies the problem. When leaders in church, pastors specifically, go even
further and teach it as a doctrine of the infallible Word of God, “riches are godliness” it becomes an apostasy.
The Word of God says that godliness is the complete opposite, “godliness with contentment is great gain”.
Paul is warning Timothy there will be those who will come to spread this prosperity apostasy, and when they do, flee
from their satanic doctrine.
root of evil (all kinds of evil) is the love of money. Money is not the sin, the love of it is.
As Christians our first love is Jesus Christ, for “No servant can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve
God and mammon (riches or material wealth)”, Luke 16:13. Here Jesus spells it out, no one can serve the money
god, or love it, and serve God. No servant can have two masters. So once again, Prosperity
doctrine is a satanic doctrine, an apostasy. We should do as Paul instructs Timothy and flee the venomous
lies that drip from the fangs of these predatory wolves.
God loves us and wants the best for His children. The Word of God is full
of blessings that He pours out upon His faithful children. But if God didn’t love us, He wouldn’t
warn us to steer clear of the perversions of the devil. God wants our needs to be met, He will provide,
but the same as God will not allow us to be afflicted more than we can handle, He will not give us more (earthly riches) than
we can handle. God’s will is not to tempt man, or drive man to covet earthly riches, only the devil
wants this fall for man. Below I have included a link, check out the link to help further your knowledge
behind prosperity theology, may the truth set you free. This is our salvation, our souls, and it is our
job to use the Word of God to protect and build ourselves up upon the Rock of Truth. God Bless! Daniel
Monday, October 20, 2008
What have we become?
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Where have we gone,
and what have we become? This statement reminds me of a song I listen to frequently, the lyrics echoing the statement,
what have we become
a self indulgent people
what have we become
tell me where the righteous
have we become
a world degenerating
what have become
speak your mind
look out for yourself
the answer to it all
is a life of wealth
grab all you can
cuz you just live once
you got the right
to do whatever you want
don't worry bout others
or where you came from
it ain't what you were
it's what you have become
- DC Talk
What have we become in America? Where is the conviction, the truth, and the integrity? What became
of holding the door open for the person behind us, thanking the person who held the door open for us, and where has our smile
gone? Aren’t we the nation under God? How could we have gotten to the state of cardiac arrest that
the heart of the nation seems to be in?
To be honest, there are far to many reasons to list, how sad. But we were a nation that used to
submit ourselves to the Almighty God. But now it seems that thou most acknowledge a God, we feel no need
to submit to His authority. From the top down, from the leaders to the followers, blind leading the blind
it would seem.
In Romans 1:21 it says: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but
became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Could this be the cause?
Could it be that this nation’s downfall is caused because of our blatant disregard for the Almighty, the blasphemous
ideology God is dead and no longer do we need Him as our authority? Further down in Romans 1:28 it says:
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mine, to do those things
which are not fitting. God doesn’t force Himself on those who purposefully reject Him.
For every action is a reaction, the action of living a life without the acknowledgment of God’s place in our
lives causes the reaction of God withdrawing His presence from within our mind, causing the mind to then become reprobate.
Every human without God’s Divine direction will fail, every nation without God’s Divine direction will
also fail, directly affected by the humans within who have given into the lies of self rather than the pursuit of God’s
It is God’s wish that all come to the redeeming salvation, a salvation that cost our Heavenly Father His own
son. In 1 Timothy 2:4-6 it says: Who (God) will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge
of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom
for all, to be testified in due time. God’s will for this country is not to be cast aside; God’s
will is for everyone to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
The journey our nation is taking, the path we currently hold leads only
to destruction. We must come before the throne of God in prayer and present this nation’s salvation
before the mercy of God. God has given us the truth, the ability to save this nation. But
together we rise and together we fall. These nations as a whole must turn from the destructive sins we currently entertain,
our lust for flesh, and our craving of innocent blood. As a whole, just as the whole of Nineveh repented,
we as the USA must repent to turn our course away for the waterfall.
Join me in praying for our nation, pray that our nation would heed to the
voice of God and not to the voice of our own understanding. His voice is there, all we must do is listen
and follow His direction. God Bless! Daniel Eggers
Unto the pure all things
are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;
but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
in thy name? and in thy name cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity (lawlessness).
1 John 2:3-6
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He
that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his
word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6 He that saith he abideth in him ought
himself also so to walk as he walked.
1 Timothy 2:3-6
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come
unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who
gave himself a ransom for all, to testified in due time.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
The article at the top of the page is very disturbing. Our sacred media for some reason hasn't talked
about these news stories. Hate crime against the Bible? Colorado is quite possibly going to ban the publication
of our Sacred Word of God because of the anti-homosexual text written inside. Many fail to see that
the Bible doesn't hate the homosexual, just the sin that they are in. God hates all sin, but not
the sinner. Well, read the article and see for yourself. Let us keep the Christians that are being confronted
with this evil persecution in our prayers. We might be the next to face persecution ourselves. Pray
for our nation. God Bless! Daniel Eggers
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