Minister Clive Abrahams of Seaview Gardens New Testament COG: God Fix It

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Many times we are in a situation and we attempt to fix things without Go. this is often a mistake as things are beyond our own capabilities. Only God is able to Fix It. Minister Clive Abrahams of Seaview Gardens New Testament Church of God, shares some important points about God, in bible study.

 

By: Denise N. Fyffe

 

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Minister Clive Abrahams of Seaview Gardens New Testament COG: God’s Presence

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It is a magnificent thing, when we live a life under the shadow of the Almighty. Marvelous things happen, miracles, in God’s Presence. Minister Clive Abrahams of Seaview Gardens New Testament Church of God, talking about a God incident. Many of us can relate to that. Tune in for more, in bible study.

 

By: Denise N. Fyffe

 

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Minister Clive Abrahams of Seaview Gardens New Testament COG: God’s Help

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The Scriptures are given to us from God for our help. Minister Clive Abrahams of Seaview Gardens New Testament Church of God, shares about God’s Help, in bible study.

 

By: Denise N. Fyffe

 

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Think on these things: 4 Sins That Are Also Okay If You Ignore Leviticus on Homosexuality – Part 1

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Have you ever played the Leviticus game?

Many supporters of homosexuality—even professing Christians—enjoy a round of the Leviticus game from time to time.

How do you play?

Player 1 begins with Leviticus 18:22, which says, “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable” (ESV).

Sadly, this verse has been deemed a “clobber passage” because of how some have used it to hurt LGBTs, whether intentionally or unintentionally. God’s Law is a light that leads us to repentance and, with the help of God’s miraculous transformation of our lives through Christ, true holiness in everything we do. Its intended use is to instill godly conviction leading to hope, change, and a hatred for the sin in our lives—not to “clobber” anyone.

But if you want to continue playing the game, find as many crazy-sounding laws in the book of Leviticus as you can. The object of the game is to show that modern Christians should reject all of those laws, including the ones about homosexuality.

The Leviticus game may be easy and fun, but it has problems. It doesn’t treat Leviticus like a real book of law—meant to be read in-context, interpreted in light of the rest of the Bible—containing a variety of commandments, some meant for Israel’s Levitical priesthood only, others not.

So which category does Leviticus 18, one chapter that condemns homosexuality, fall into?

Friends, indulge me in an exercise in parody as I myself play a round of the Leviticus game.

What else is okay if we throw out Leviticus 18?

1. Incest

Probably the biggest chunk of Leviticus 18 deals with incest in all its various forms. If you dismiss these verses along with verse 22 on homosexuality, then you’d be permitted to have sexual relations with…

  •       Close relatives (v. 6)
  •       Parents (v. 7)
  •       Stepparents (v. 8)
  •       Siblings (v. 9)
  •       Half-siblings (v. 11)
  •       Step-siblings (v. 9)
  •       Grandchildren (v. 10)
  •       Aunts and uncles (v. 12-14)
  •       Children-in-law (v. 15)
  •       Your sibling’s spouse (v. 16)
  •       A woman and her children or grandchildren (v. 17)
  •       Your spouse’s sibling (v. 18)

That’s enough to make anyone’s stomach turn. But if we want to be consistent, we have to keep playing the game.

 

Reblogged from  4 Sins That Are Also Okay If You Ignore Leviticus on Homosexuality.

Alex Kocman is an associate editor and writer for Christian Life News and Charisma News with a background in biblical studies. You can read his blog or follow him on Twitter via @ajkocman.

Prayer of praise and thankfullness for daily needs met

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Father and Saviour,
Lord I praise you,
You are a divine God who sees favor in a lowly human such as me. I thank you for taking the time out to care for my family, friends and loved ones. I thank you for meeting my needs and feeding me everyday; for clothing me and for some where to lay my head at night. Jesus, I thank for looking out for me from the womb, until now. Lord your are surely worthy of every praise and thankfulness, in Jesus name, amen.

By: Denise N. Fyffe
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Prayer of Reflection

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Thank you Lord,
My life has not been easy and the more I reflect or look back on the past, in the tough times; it was you who brought me through. When I was hurt, despondent, lied to, disobedient, angry, downtrodden, abused, used and hanging in the balance of life; Jesus you were always there, to get me through. Though in those moments, I might have forgotten to thank you Savior; I want to say thank you now.

Jesus, for those moments of deliverance to come in the present and in the future, I want to extend my gratitude now Father. I pray you will always be there for me and help me never to be ungrateful, in Jesus name amen.

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
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Pray, aim high and stay focused

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There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old shotgun and three bullets. Therefore, he decided that he would go out and kill something for dinner.

As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit and he shot at the rabbit and missed it. Then he saw a squirrel, fired a shot at the squirrel, and missed it. As he went further, he saw a wild turkey in the tree and he had only one bullet, but a voice came to him and said, “Pray first, aim high and stay focused.”

However, at the same time, he saw deer which was a better kill. He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a rattle snake between his legs about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot the rattle snake.

Still, the voice said again to him, “I said ‘pray, aim high and stay focused.” So, the man decided to listen to the voice. He prayed, then aimed the gun high up in the tree and shot the wild turkey. The bullet bounced off the turkey and killed the deer. The handle fell off the gun, hit the snake in the head, and killed it.

And, when the gun had gone off, it knocked him into a pond. When he stood to look around, he had fish in all his pockets, a dead deer and a turkey to eat. The snake (Satan) was dead simply because the man listened to God.

 ***Bottom line:

Pray first before you do anything, aim and shoot high in your goals, and stay focused on God. Pass this on in order that someone else might be blessed. Never let others discourage you concerning your past. The past is exactly that – “the past.” Live every day one day at a time. And remember that only God knows our future and that he will not put you through any more than you can bear. Do not look to man for your blessings but look to the Lord. He can open doors for you that only He is able to do. Doors that you will not slip through but doors that only He has prepared in advance for you in your favor.

Wait, and be still, patient: keep God first and everything else will follow.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

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Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,
Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory,
Now and forever, Amen.