“..I also practice ALWAYS having a conscience void of offense toward God and men.” – Paul (Acts 24:16)
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Text transcribed by Jeff Fenske from this video:
A Revival Account: Asbury 1970
Dennis Kinlaw, President of Asbury College (1970) recalls this amazing event.
“A format had been developed. It started in that opening chapel. A student would give his witness. He would tell about how God was dealing with him about sin in his life. He’d make his confession. And then he would tell how God had brought forgiveness to him, and restoration. Or how the need of his heart had been met—the spiritual need.
As he would speak, there would be somebody in the audience who would say, ‘that’s like me.’ And then that person would come under conviction and come forward and kneel at the altar.
So a pattern had been developed of testimony, of sharing. Then after the testimony, prayer, and after the prayer, singing and praise and adoration. And then more witnessing, sharing how God had met human need.” ________________
“I suppose I had been there about an hour when a young lady came up…and she walked back and knelt side of the seat where I was sitting, and looked up at me and said:
‘Dr. Kinlaw, may I talk with you?’
I said, ‘why yes.’
She said, ‘I need help…. I’m a liar’ [Dr. Kinlaw breaks up with emotion] Excuse me. Forgive me for a minute.
She said, ‘I lie so much, I don’t even know when I’m lying. I am a liar. Now what do I do?’
Well I sat there for a moment or two, and I had never said this to anybody else, but I looked at her and I said, ‘why don’t you start back to the last person you remember that you lied to. Confess it to that person, and ask him or her to forgive you.’
‘Oh,’ she said, ‘that would kill me.’
I said, ‘no, it would probably cure you.’ Three days later, she came to me radiant, and she said, ‘Dr. Kinlaw, I’m free!’
I said, ‘what do you mean, ‘you’re free.?’
She said, ‘I just hit my 34th person and I’m free’ [Kinlaw raises both hands in the air in the way she probably had]!
“God is love, and HE WHO REMAINS IN LOVE remains in God, and GOD REMAINS IN HIM. 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 ARE WE in this world.” – 1 John 4:16-17
– – THE GUARDRAIL: “It’s not a fence; it’s a guardrail!”
Jesus’ GREATEST TWO COMMANDMENTS:
“LOVE THE LORD your God WITH ALL of your heart, soul, mind and strength, and YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF”:
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On 1/14/12, the 4 year anniversary of this post, I pulledmy $6,000 challenge, which ran for almost 2 years (mostly at $6,000). No one has been able to refute this straight Bible truth about who really goes to heaven and who really are the children of God according to what the New Testament says. “Once saved, always saved (OSAS)” and “it’s hard to lose one’s salvation” is being taught almost universally in these great days of deception. The Bible predicted this time we’re living in right now!:
“For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables” (2 Tim. 4:3,4).
Once saved, always saved a doctrine of demons, a heresy, actually, that is destroying our land and sending many into eternal darkness, thinking they are going to heaven. And it will be flame on for many teachers, especially, who will get “a stricter judgment” for misleading the people from believing the many clear warnings in scripture.
This is not a joke or a game. This is serious!!! On the positive side, Jesus stated in John 17 that He would give us His glory so we’d be ‘ONE’ with each other in Him. Then the world would know! Sound doctrine will bear much fruit. Unity will happen, because when we’re holy, worshiping in Spirit and in truth, God will draw near to us. And we’ll see a great revival, which may be called the Third Great Awakening, which should last until the end of days, because we finally accepted at face value what the Bible clearly says — not making excuses: ‘God didn’t really mean that.’ ‘Don’t worry, be happy.’
I’ve been interested in this subject for about four decades, but I had a dream about 20 years ago in which I was told that I was in “danger of going to hell,” because I had been willfully lusting during a one or two week period while watching TV in the evening during a discouraging period in my life.
And then I heard an abbreviation of Jesus’ words in Mt. 5:27-30: ~”Anyone who looks at woman to lust after her commits adultery, and it’s better to pluck out your eye than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.”
My immediate reaction was: “You’re serious!”
The fact that God is serious when He says something is the most important key to understanding the scriptures. If God says it He means it, regardless of what we would like it to mean. So when Jesus says ~”narrow is the way and few find it,” ‘narrow’ means narrow and ‘few’ really does mean few. Howard Pittman found this number to be 2.5%, and that was 30 years ago, before internet porn and the ‘low-cut top epidemic.’
So then we better not major on the nicer sounding passages from Paul’s intros and ignore the many straight-forward, conclusive texts in this essay which clearly lay out what is required to be a real, going-to-heaven Christian.
When we’re honest with the text and ourselves, we’ll find that the entire New Testament teaches the same thing. Our consciences must be clear from biblically abiding in the Vine according to Romans 8:1, all of it (the NIV and other truth-gutting translations took out 8:1b).
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” KJV
Being ‘born-again’ is just the start. We must be holy, having clear consciences now so we’ll have clear consciences when we see Jesus face to face — and we’ll both smile big … : )
May we be ‘ONE’!!!
That the world will know — and we’ll be so happy…!
– Jeff : )
This article has been online for 8 years. Because this issue is so crucial to almost everyone in so many ways, I’ve been offering a reward to anyone who can refute it — and no one has been able to. So it appears this article has withstood the tests. Jesus really did mean: “narrow is the way” and “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” It’s easy to say ‘Lord,’ but quite different to actually do His will: to make sure our hearts are right with Him and each other. 1 John 4:16,17:
We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains IN GOD, and God remains in him. 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 are we in this world.
. My $6,000 Challenge!
I will give $6,000 to anyone who can refute my
“Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way” article
The simple minded
And the uninformed
Can be easily led astray
And those that cannot connect the dots
Hey look the other way People believe what they want to believe
When it makes no sense at all
So be careful of those killing in Jesus’ name
He don’t believe in killing at all …
Somewhere out in the distance
Is the death of you and me
Even though we don’t think of it much
It’s still out there for us to see If you treat life like a ballroom fight
You’ll die stinking of gin No drunkards allowed in heaven
No sinners will get in …
Walk tall (keep on walking, keep on talking) Through this world
(Ventura, CA) – Pentecostal or charismatic Christianity is viewed by some Americans as an emotional, theologically suspect form of the Christian faith. It is widely thought to be a very vocal and visible, but numerically small slice of the grand religious pie in the United States. Two new surveys from The Barna Group, however, indicate that things are changing dramatically in the religious landscape. Those surveys – one among a national sample of adults and the other among a national sample of Protestant pastors – show that the number of churches and adherents to Pentecostal perspectives and practices has grown significantly in the past two decades. Growing Numbers of People
A decade ago, three out of ten adults claimed to be charismatic or Pentecostal Christians. Today, 36% of Americans accept that designation. That corresponds to approximately 80 million adults. (For the Barna survey, this included people who said they were a charismatic or Pentecostal Christian, that they had been “filled with the Holy Spirit” and who said they believe that “the charismatic gifts, such as tongues and healing, are still valid and active today.”)
John Martorano: The Executioner Steve Kroft Interviews Triggerman Of Boston’s Notorious Winter Hill Gang
(CBS) There are few men alive today with the underworld credentials of John Martorano, and even fewer who are out of prison and walking the streets. For more than a decade, Martorano was the chief executioner for Boston’s Winter Hill Gang, a loose confederation of Irish and Italian-American gangsters run by James “Whitey” Bulger. … “You seem cold,” Kroft says. “You killed 20 people and that’s all you have to say about it?” …
“You still a Catholic?” Kroft asks.
“Sure,” Martorano says.
“I mean, you can burn in hell for killing one person,” Kroft points out.
“I don’t believe that,” Martorano says. “At one point, maybe a couple years ago, I sent for a priest and gave him a confession. It was maybe 30 years since my last confession. But I went through the whole scenario with him, and went through my whole life with him, and confessed. And at the end of it, he says, ‘Well, what do you think I should give you for penance?’ I says, ‘Father, you can justifiably crucify me.’ He laughed and says, ‘Nope. Ten Hail Marys, ten Our Fathers, and don’t do it again.’ SoI listened to him.”
In 1999, I attended a meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma that ended up being one of the greatest blessings and still is one of the greatest challenges of my life.
For the first time, I stood in line at a public meeting to hear a word from God. Normally, I wouldn’t bother, but I trusted the prophet because of his integrity and humble spirit.
There are also many texts about those who are called to be prophets and prophesying, including:
“He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward” (Mt. 10:41).
“Don’t quench the Spirit. Don’t despise prophesies. Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good” (1 Thess. 5:19-21).
So I was eager to hear what God would say, but we were split into two long lines, and I ended up being lined up outside of the room in which the prophet’s son, whom I had never heard of before was prophesying.
I was a bit disappointed. But not for long.
I walked into the room, and a big smile came on his face, and he spoke this to me while a person held the cassette recorder (10/23/99):
“Thank you Lord Jesus.
What is your name, bro?”
I responded with: “Jeff.”
“Jeff, Jeff, this is kind of—I saw you before we ever got here to these meetings.
The Lord showed me—I saw you last night, and I saw you just clear as a bell before we ever even come here. And I said ‘Lord, if that man’s out….’ I saw you last night and thought, well, I’ll just wait. You had the beard and everything.
The Lord says, books! You’re going to write some books. I saw you come in here with the papers. The Lord says you’re gonna write some books. The Lord says I’ve put some things in your heart already. The Lord says, start writing them things down.
And He said what’s going to happen Continue reading “Intro: "Let Us Be ONE"”→
Let Us Be ONE, Part 2 of 33
On the night before Jesus sacrificed his life for us, he prayed that those who would follow would be one. His heart still longs to see this fulfilled in our lives – “that the world may know.”
Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word, that they may all be ONE; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be ONE in us; that the world may believe that you sent me. The glory which you have given me, I have given to them; that they may be ONE, even as we are ONE; I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into ONE; that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me.
Let Us Be ONE
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10/02/01 A Kindness that I Want to Flow From My Body