VidDevoLight: "Lit"

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VidDevoGospel: "Don't Get Saved"

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VidDevoPerspective: "Spiritual Warfare"

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VidDevoToday: "Our Gospel"

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VidDevo: "Active or Reactive"





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Thoughts: "LOVE THE MAN; FOLLOW JESUS"


LOVE THE MAN; FOLLOW JESUS

If you read I John 
you will know it is the Spirit of God that teaches you.
He will use the Word of God and He will reveal Jesus.

Men will make mistakes and so will you.
I have.

BUT NEVER FOLLOW ANY ONE MAN
NEVER PRESUME ANYONE IS CORRECT.

Use the gifts God has given and the person the Holy Spirit is
He will lead you into Truth.

A great pastor Romaine once said, "You're only deceived because you want to be"

TOOK ME TEN YEARS TO PROVE THAT TRUE BUT I AGREE

Deception may start from without, but it is completed within.

I don't accept what anyone says at face value 
but with grace and mercy; 
rehearse, replay, and meditate 
on everything said to me because Proverbs says;

"Out of the abundance the heart the mouth speaks"
and Jesus said we are accountable to every idle word.

I often hear people contradict themselves in conversation and teaching
BECAUSE I DO LISTEN........

In the Word of God there is no Contraction, I spent 40 years proving that.
In man there is always contradiction; and it doesn't take long to know that.

ALWAYS WITH GRACE STUDY AND LEARN

But never ever ever think one man is right;
when God can just as easily make that man wrong.

LOVE THE MAN; Follow Jesus

Teaching: "Revelation 6" -Rich Chaffin

The Only Man I never really met;
but miss everyday I am not sitting at his feet
Grinning and Enjoying Jesus as he teaches.
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TEACHING: "HOW TO RECOGNIZE FALSE TEACHING" - Francis Chan

ALWAYS ALWAYS
Consider what others share;
and let the Spirit of God take you to where 
He wants you to be to see Jesus.

I may never meet this Bro this side of heaven,
but in these latter days He and Rich Chaffin give
me great comfort in an age of easy grace
and careless theology.
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Prophecy: "The FALSE BLOOD RED MOONS"

The FALSE BLOOD RED MOONS
Prophecies are falling apart.....

We have posted warnings in the past
10 years about the false Ideas being sold
as books by famous people and sadly some
famous people as well as not a few
Calvary Pastors have really made some
really bad errors in exegesis.

This is one example.......

I taught against it in depth several times
and with the New Surge coming of false
ideas about What to look for and Who.

We Will Be AdDressing the False Teaching
of Blood Red Moons in Prophecy R&D Site.

Sadly it's been debunked, unfortunately
not everyone chose to do their Bible Homework

RED MOONS HAVE NEVER BEEN A SIGN OF JESUS COMING
but they are signs in the Heavens as Jesus said of the
Great Tribulation Time

Prophecy: The Prophecy of JOEL

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

FULFILLED IN Revelation 6:12

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
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HolyWeen: "Pagan Invasion"


TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
"the whole thruth and nothing but the truth"

Facts. Faith. Grace.






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CLASSIC DEVOTIONALS: "Imitation of Christ" -Thomas a Kempis

 

The Imitation of Christ

OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF TRUTH



Happy is the man whom Truth by itself doth teach, not by figures and transient words, but as it is in itself.


(1) Our own judgment and feelings often deceive us, and we discern but little of the truth. What doth it profit to argue about hidden and dark things, concerning which we shall not be even reproved in the judgment, because we knew them not? 


Oh, grievous folly, to neglect the things which are profitable and necessary, and to give our minds to things which are curious and hurtful! Having eyes, we see not.




2. And what have we to do with talk about genus and species! He to whom the Eternal Word speaketh is free from multiplied questionings. From this One Word are all things, and all things speak of Him; and this is the Beginning which also speaketh unto us.

(2) No man without Him understandeth or rightly judgeth. 


The man to whom all things are one, who bringeth all things to one, who seeth all things in one, he is able to remain steadfast of spirit, and at rest in God. O God, who art the Truth, make me one with Thee in everlasting love.


 It wearieth me oftentimes to read and listen to many things; in Thee is all that I wish for and desire. Let all the doctors hold their peace; let all creation keep silence before Thee: speak Thou alone to me.




3. The more a man hath unity and simplicity in himself, the more things and the deeper things he understandeth; and that without labour, because he receiveth the light of understanding from above. 

The spirit which is pure, sincere, and steadfast, is not distracted though it hath many works to do, because it doth all things to the honour of God, and striveth to be free from all thoughts of self-seeking. 


Who is so full of hindrance and annoyance to thee as thine own undisciplined heart? A man who is good and devout arrangeth beforehand within his own heart the works which he hath to do abroad; and so is not drawn away by the desires of his evil will, but subjecteth everything to the judgment of right reason. 


Who hath a harder battle to fight than he who striveth for self-mastery? And this should be our endeavour, even to master self, and thus daily to grow stronger than self, and go on unto perfection.




4. All perfection hath some imperfection joined to it in this life, and all our power of sight is not without some darkness. A lowly knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than the deep searching of man's learning. 


Not that learning is to be blamed, nor the taking account of anything that is good; but a good conscience and a holy life is better than all. And because many seek knowledge rather than good living, therefore they go astray, and bear little or no fruit.




5. O if they would give that diligence to the rooting out of vice and the planting of virtue which they give unto vain questionings: there had not been so many evil doings and stumbling-blocks among the laity, nor such ill living among houses of religion. 


Of a surety, at the Day of Judgment it will be demanded of us, not what we have read, but what we have done; not how well we have spoken, but how holily we have lived. 


Tell me, where now are all those masters and teachers, whom thou knewest well, whilst they were yet with you, and flourished in learning? Their stalls are now filled by others, who perhaps never have one thought concerning them. 


Whilst they lived they seemed to be somewhat, but now no one speaks of them.




6. Oh how quickly passeth the glory of the world away! Would that their life and knowledge had agreed together! For then would they have read and inquired unto good purpose. 

How many perish through empty learning in this world, who care little for serving God. And because they love to be great more than to be humble, therefore they "have become vain in their imaginations." 

He only is truly great, who hath great charity. He is truly great who deemeth himself small, and counteth all height of honour as nothing. He is the truly wise man, who counteth all earthly things as dung that he may win Christ. 


And he is the truly learned man, who doeth the will of God, and forsaketh his own will.

(1) Psalm xciv. 12; Numbers xii. 8. (2) John viii. 25 (Vulg.).

CLASSIC DEVOTIONALS: "Morning & Evening" -C.H. Spurgeon


Morning...
Philippians 3:8
I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.
Spiritual knowledge of Christ will be a personal knowledge. 

I cannot know Jesus through another person's acquaintance with Him. No, I must know Him myself; I must know Him on my own account. It will be an intelligent knowledge-I must know Him, not as the visionary dreams of Him, but as the Word reveals Him. 

I must know His natures, divine and human. I must know His offices-His attributes-His works-His shame-His glory.

 I must meditate upon Him until I "comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge." 

It will be an affectionate knowledge of Him; indeed, if I know Him at all, I must love Him. An ounce of heart knowledge is worth a ton of head learning. Our knowledge of Him will be a satisfying knowledge. 

When I know my Saviour, my mind will be full to the brim-I shall feel that I have that which my spirit panted after. "This is that bread whereof if a man eat he shall never hunger." At the same time it will be an exciting knowledge; the more I know of my Beloved, the more I shall want to know. 

The higher I climb the loftier will be the summits which invite my eager footsteps. I shall want the more as I get the more. Like the miser's treasure, my gold will make me covet more. 

To conclude; this knowledge of Christ Jesus will be a most happy one; in fact, so elevating, that sometimes it will completely bear me up above all trials, and doubts, and sorrows; and it will, while I enjoy it, make me something more than "Man that is born of woman, who is of few days, and full of trouble"; for it will fling about me the immortality of the everliving Saviour, and gird me with the golden girdle of His eternal joy. Come, my soul, sit at Jesus's feet and learn of Him all this day.

Evening...
Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world.

If a Christian can by possibility be saved while he conforms to this world, at any rate it must be so as by fire. Such a bare salvation is almost as much to be dreaded as desired. 

Reader, would you wish to leave this world in the darkness of a desponding death bed, and enter heaven as a shipwrecked mariner climbs the rocks of his native country? then be worldly; be mixed up with Mammonites, and refuse to go without the camp bearing Christ's reproach. 

But would you have a heaven below as well as a heaven above? Would you comprehend with all saints what are the heights and depths, and know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge? Would you receive an abundant entrance into the joy of your Lord? Then come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing. 

Would you attain the full assurance of faith? you cannot gain it while you commune with sinners. Would you flame with vehement love? your love will be damped by the drenchings of godless society. You cannot become a great Christian-you may be a babe in grace, but you never can be a perfect man in Christ Jesus while you yield yourself to the worldly maxims and modes of business of men of the world.

 It is ill for an heir of heaven to be a great friend with the heirs of hell. It has a bad look when a courtier is too intimate with his king's enemies. 

Even small inconsistencies are dangerous. Little thorns make great blisters, little moths destroy fine garments, and little frivolities and little rogueries will rob religion of a thousand joys. 

O professor, too little separated from sinners, you know not what you lose by your conformity to the world. It cuts the tendons of your strength, and makes you creep where you ought to run. 

Then, for your own comfort's sake, and for the sake of your growth in grace, if you be a Christian, be a Christian, and be a marked and distinct one.

CLASSIC DEVOTIONALS: "Lord both of the dead and living." - Daily Light


MORNING
Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

It pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. - Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? - We thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: and that be died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. - Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, who by him do believe in God.

ROM. 14:9. Isa. 53:10,11. Luke. 24:26. II Cor. 5:14,15. Acts. 2:36. I Pet. 1:20,21.
EVENING
Give us this day our daily bread.


I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. - His bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. - The ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. - Be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

He humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, ... that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. - Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.

MATT. 6:11. Psa. 37:25. Isa. 33:16. I Kgs. 17:6. Phi. 4:19. Heb. 13:5. Deut. 8:3. -John 6:32 34.

CLASSIC DEVOTIONALS: "God Revealed" -A.W.Tozer

TOZER DEVOTIONAL

God Revealed



The word person in this context is difficult of comprehension. Church history testifies to the difficulties theologians have had with it. Sometimes the person of God has been called substance. Sometimes it has been called essence. 
The Godhead cannot be comprehended by the human mind. But the eternal God sustains, upholds, stands beneath all that composes the vast created universe. And Jesus Christ has been presented to us as the exact representation of God's person—all that God is.

The words exact representation, of course, have their origin in the pressed-upon-wax seal that authenticated a dignitary's document or letter. The incarnate Jesus Christ gives visible shape and authenticity to deity. 
When the invisible God became visible, He was Jesus Christ. When the God who could not be seen nor touched came to dwell among us, He was Jesus Christ.

I have not suggested this picture of our Lord Jesus Christ as a kind of theological argument. I am simply trying to state, in the best way I can, what the Holy Spirit has spoken through the consecrated writer of the letter to the Hebrews.

Verse

Jesus answered: ' Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.' John 14:9

Thought

What is God the Father like? Gaze upon Christ. He is the exact representation of God because he is God. See how Chist related to people, circumstances, suffering. You are seeing the invisible God revealed.

Prayer

You, O Lord, have revealed God to me. Humbly but confidently, I can come to the Father in Your name

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