Tragically, many pastors today are falsely rejecting God’s precious gift of praying in tongues because they say it’s not exactly like what happened in Acts 2, when many foreigners were in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and could hear the newly Spirit-filled Christians speaking in their own languages. “So this is always the way it’s supposed to happen or it’s not Biblical tongues,” pastors say.
Paul explains God’s gift of praying in tongues to God privately – to be free:
1 Cor. 13:1 If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don’t have love….
1 Cor. 14:1 Follow after love and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 2 For he who speaks in another language speaks not to men, but to God; for no one understands; but in the Spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation. 4 He who speaks in another language edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the assembly. 5 Now I desire to have you all speak with other languages [everyone could pray in tongues], but rather that you would prophesy [during public church services]. For he is greater who prophesies than he who speaks with other languages, unless he interprets, that the assembly may be built up.
Continue reading “Paul: Praying in Tongues is “Speaking to God, Not People” — “no one understands,” “he speaks mysteries,” “edifies himself” — in languages of “men or angels””
Paul says in 1 Cor. 13 that speaking in tongues is speaking either an earthly or heavenly language:
“If I speak with the languages of men and of angels….”
Talbot mentions xenoalia, xenoglossy and glossolalia, explained here: Continue reading “John Michael Talbot: People refuse to pray in tongues because they’re ‘educated’ — “If you say ‘I’ll do anything except…’””
On December 27, 2020, we were given the opportunity to write on the unfinished main auditorium’s walls and floors. The roof collapsed in 2012. About 25 feet from here, what my Bible school teachers Jerry Wilkinson and Frank Gularte had written more than 40 years ago is still there.
I wrote this blueprint for revival so it would happen this year, having been trying since the ’80s. The response has been total silence. So now I’ll post it here exactly 1 year later.
NOTE: “No condemnation” in Romans 8 requires walking according to the Spirit, like Paul: “I also practice always having a conscience void of offense toward God and *men*.” (Acts 24:16)
Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.: Tithing is Not a Christian Doctrine — “Tithing, today, is reaching the levels of a modern scandal” Continue reading ““Love of money” Drives Pre-Holy-Spirit, Old Covenant Tithing”
Blessed is a person who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him. – James 1:12
Jesus answered him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him. – John 14:23
Related: (video) David Pawson: Reconciling PAUL and JAMES on ‘WORKS’ — Paul was defending Gentiles from JEWISH works-of-the-*law* LEGALISM; James was defending Jews from Gentile LICENSE TO SIN • When Paul says ‘WORKS’ he means works of the *law*, but James means *actions* • “Faith without actions cannot save you” • FAITH + ACTIONS = SAVING FAITH!
The Health Benefits of Masturbation
Matt Fradd is the author of Delivered: True Stories of Men and Woman Who Turned from Porn to Purity.
..there are no health associations when it comes to masturbation, and it instead has negative effects. For instance, men who masturbate more tend to have more prostate abnormalities, have less of an ability to recover from ED, and tend to have more signs of depression.
In short, we can say this:
- There is no documented health problems associated with not masturbating.
- Masturbation does not have the same kind of health benefits that intercourse does.
- Masturbation, in specific ways, can be shown to be unhealthy.
I would like to add that if we feel guilt because they hurt someone, we can’t just “let that go,” acting like things are okay when they’re not. The Holy Spirit is Who is making us feel guilty, because we are — until we reconcile — TO BE FREE!
Paul learned how to be FREE from condemnation, walking according to the Spirit:
“Herein I also practice ALWAYS having a CONSCIENCE VOID OF OFFENSE toward God and MEN.” (Acts 24:16)
We can’t fight God.
A friend whom I attended Bible School with in the ’80s is reading John Bevere’s book, Thus Saith The Lord: How to know when God is speaking to you through another. Thankfully, she recognized this paragraph as being so important that she transcribed it from chapter three, “The True Prophetic Ministry I”:
Many of the deceived even now attend church and feel they’re ready for Jesus’ return. Not unlike the multitude in John the Baptist’s time, they comfort themselves with their church attendance, tithing record, ability to speak in tongues, or ability to flow in other gifts. They feel certain God is obligated to accept them because they once prayed a sinner’s prayer, though they have yet to submit to the Lordship of Jesus. They only obey when it is convenient or doesn’t conflict with their schedule or agenda. If obedience to the Master interferes with their pleasure, they casually ignore His leading, claiming ‘the grace of God.’ They may believe they are justified, but are they? Could they be the lukewarm church Jesus confronts in Revelation, which finds confidence in a false grace (Rev. 3:14-22)? Unfortunately, this condition is further propagated by false prophets and teachers who tell them they are in right standing with God.
Telling people what they want to hear at the expense of what they need to hear weakens the church.
OUTSTANDING! And old favorite that I forgot about. PRECIOUS!
Largest Canyons Were Formed by the Receding Flood
BY TIM CLAREY, PH.D.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021
Two newly discovered canyons in Greenland and Antarctica have a lot in common with Grand Canyon. Both canyons are as deep as or deeper than Grand Canyon and are at least 60 miles in length. But what’s especially revealing is the fact that they all appear to have formed around the same time.
Monday, 08 November 2021
Nearly one-third of U.S. millennials identify as gay or transgender and almost half the demographic group prefers socialism over capitalism, according to a recent study.
Millennials are comprised by about 78 million people between the ages of 18 and 37 — the most populous generation in American society, according to an Arizona Christian University study. Continue reading “Study: 30% of Millennials Identify as LGBTQ, 48% Prefer Socialism, 35% Believe in God”
“A humble and prayerful person will find a thousand things in the Bible which the proud student will utterly fail to discern.” – J. C. Ryle
How to be free:
We MUST be free — my article that no one can refute:
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT”
The high is similar to morphine.
“In previous eras, in order to get sexually explicit material, you had to go to a pornographic theater, or you had to go to a bookstore. Now, you can access pornography sitting at home at no cost, over the internet.”
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Raised on Porn exposes the ways pornography has become the new sex education for children and unpacks the dangerous lifelong implications of this global phenomenon.
Through riveting firsthand accounts, cinematic re-enactments, 3D animation, and interviews with the world’s leading neurologists, sociologists, psychologists, and therapists, Raised on Porn is filled to the brim with raw, compelling insight on how pornography is poisoning us and our relationships. This film shatters cultural myths about the “harmless” nature of pornography and provides a sobering framework to understand how this graphic genre of media has shaped our world, eliciting a desperately-needed call for change.
CONTENT WARNING: While the film doesn’t contain any nudity, it features discussions and images of a sexual nature that some viewers will find disturbing. Our editors have worked hard to create something that is watchable for most viewers while still conveying the essence of the problem. We recommend the film for mature teens and above.
Only 4 minutes. Very good analogy here!
Paul explained ‘woke’ culture two thousand years ago: Romans 1:18-32
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known of God is revealed in them, for God revealed it to them. 20 For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity, that they may be without excuse. 21 Because knowing God, they didn’t glorify him as God, and didn’t give thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, four-footed animals, and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves; 25 who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason, God gave them up [evil spirits allowed in when they sin – ed.] to vile passions. For their women changed the natural function into that which is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural function of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another, men doing what is inappropriate with men, and receiving in themselves the due penalty of their error. 28 Even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, malice [‘desire to cause pain, injury, or distress to another’ – ed.]; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil habits, secret slanderers, 30 backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also approve of those who practice them.
NLV paraphrase of the last verse:
32 They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.
32:40 “Unless God has opened your mind to truth you can’t understand truth, and you don’t want to know truth. … It’s not about taking America back. We’re not going to take America back. … The plan is there, and the Bible tells us what is going to happen. And the reason that it’s happening is people have left God.” She quotes the famous quote that is apparently falsely attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville: “America is great because America is good. If America ever ceases to be good America will cease to be great.”
From the Jeff Rense Show, September 29
Hour 2 – Dr. Lorraine Day, MD – The View From One Of America’s Legendary Physicians
I don’t share Wozniak’s Catholic perspective that there are priests in the new covenant. But Jesus said we must reconcile in Matthew 5. James said we should confess our sins to one another so we’ll be righteous and be healed in James 5. And Paul always practiced having a clear conscience before God and men (Acts 24:16).
Reconciliation should be standard Christian practice. Jesus prayed we’d be ONE with each other in Him “that the world will know” (John 17).
What happens when people get right with each other:
(video) Asbury Revival, 1970: RECONCILIATION the KEY! — “‘Dr. Kinlaw, I am a liar. Now what do I do?’ … Three days later, she came to me radiant, and she said, ‘I just hit my 34th person and I’m free!’”
“We see in places like 2 Timothy 3 how in the last days, perilous times will come. Clearly, we’re living in such times today. People are driven, unfortunately by a spirit of fear. When I wrote my last book, Unmasking the Future, which came before masking up. We are on the road to de-mask-us.”
– Caspar McCloud, Sunday Message 9/26/21 at 37:30
1 John 4
7 Beloved, let’s love one another, for love is of God…. 12 ..If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.
16 ..God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him. 17 In this, love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so we are in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love.
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NOTE: Most pastors have been teaching this backwards, saying “believing in God’s perfect love casts out fear,” while this entire text is about us loving others. Continue reading “COVIDITY: “People are driven by a *spirit of fear*” SOLUTION: Love one another in ‘perfect love,’ casting out fear”
OSAS, “once saved, always saved” and Luther’s “only believe” needs to be routed out for real Christianity to actually happen “that the world will know” (Jesus’ prayer in John 17) — abiding in Christ together. “The truth will set us free!”
God’s stated goal in Ephesians 4:11-16
11 He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers; 12 for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a full grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 that we may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error; 15 but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him who is the head, Christ, 16 from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.
Honestly, very powerful people are working to utterly destroy Australia in every way:
1. Destroy our coal industry and put energy prices through the roof.
2. Destroy our medical industry by turning hospitals into murder houses and doctors into Pharma slaves.
3. Destroy our education system by pushing rubbish political correctness and dumbing down children so they cannot compete.
4. Mass media is already destroyed and a pure propaganda operation.
5. Churches are turning into “influence factories”, “leading people” to anything but the cross.
6. Destroy the family and especially fatherhood through Family Law.
7. Entertainment is already 99% sin.
8. Destroy the unity of our government and turn us into serfs under despotic state leaders and their unelected medical advisors.
When will we realise that we need a revival of truth?
A verses-only version of my 2013 article:
Different Levels of Punishment in Hell: Hell HEAVY to Hell LIGHT — “That servant who knew his lord’s will and didn’t prepare, nor did what he wanted, will be beaten with many stripes, but he who didn’t know, and did things worthy of stripes, will be beaten with few stripes,” and even lighter than that?
Annihilationism is contrary to clear Biblical teachings. Some people want to soften God’s judgments, and compromise God’s Word in order to seem more socially acceptable but Jesus warned about hell in 46 verses.
When “worship music” was really worship.
When the revival comes, we’ll have 24/7 AWESOME, real worship!