Morning Meditation: Psalm 16:11

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You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. – Psalms 16:11 NLT

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Morning Meditation: Acts of the Apostles 4:12

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There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”
Acts of the Apostles 4:12 NLT

Morning Meditation: Psalms 1:1

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Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.-Psalms 1:1 KJV

Morning Meditation: Proverbs 24:5

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A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.-Proverbs 24:5 KJV

Revealing the Truth about Malachi 4 by Denise N. Fyffe

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The students of the Word of Almighty God are aware that the bible is filled with many parallels and passages, which are applicable to different points in history.

I read Malachi 4 a few nights ago, but this time I was receiving revelation that was hidden to me before.

As I read the words vs. listening to them, my thinking strayed towards the hot temperatures we have experienced; the hottest since records have been kept, so says climate experts.

Malachi 4:1‭-‬6 (NLT)

The Lord of Heaven’s Armies says, “The day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. On that day the arrogant and the wicked will be burned up like straw. They will be consumed—roots, branches, and all.

But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture. On the day when I act, you will tread upon the wicked as if they were dust under your feet,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “

Remember to obey the Law of Moses, my servant—all the decrees and regulations that I gave him on Mount Sinai for all Israel. “

Look, I am sending you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord arrives. His preaching will turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise I will come and strike the land with a curse.”

This chapter speaks about a coming judgement. However, I was specifically drawn to “But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise…” I knew this was in reference to Jesus. But God communicated to my spirit that in these last days, demonic spirits will feel the impeding return of Jesus Christ just as we feel the heat of the sun.

After all, He is the Morning Star. It is not a coincidence that these names are used for Him, Christ Jesus.

Malachi gave this warning just before the world plunged into the Dark Ages. Now, we are experiencing forbearing natural incidents that causes alarm and trepidation in many. The world is hotter than it has ever been. There are droughts, floods, immense deforestation, pollution etc.

This chapter also comes with instructions from God to His people. He asks that we obey all the laws he gave to Moses. Did you know that these are the laws, not only for humanity but also of heaven?

We must prove ourselves obedient and faithful to them here on earth, so that we qualify for heaven.

God also foretells of the defeat of the enemy, for the sons and daughters of God. It shall be so thorough, the enemy is likened unto dust.

Praise God!

I urge you to obey His commandments and heed God’s warnings “Otherwise I will come and strike the land with a curse.”

Selah.

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Revealing the truth about Jude 1 by Denise N. Fyffe

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The Danger of False Teachers

Even in the time of Jude, false teachers attempted and often succeeded in supplanting themselves in God’s church.

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False Teachers contending For The Faith -Jude1_1 image courtesy of southlandbible-org

The directions given by the Holy Spirit through the servant Jude, was to all Christian saints. Both in the past, present day and definitely in the future. (Jude 1:1)

Jude was highly aware of how devastating this strategic attack of the enemy is. He asked for mercy, peace and love to abound in the churches that fall prey to this type of attack. This is especially needed not only because of the devastation to the spiritual conditions of the followers, but love is required in dealing with the individual or persons.

If a church is not equipped with the weapons of spiritual warfare, then Love, Christ Jesus, is more than enough to do, more than we could ever ask for. His manifestation will bring about dramatic change in that situation; with Him all else will follow.

The Call to Defend the Faith

Jude says:

I am writing to all..” and he further clarifies “who have been called by God, the Father… urging you to defend the faith… because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches.”

Jude clearly identified these people as ‘ungodly’ – not of God; neither is He found in or with them. He also stated that by instigating and propagating these practises and living ‘their way of life’ that they have “…denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”

Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”- John 14:6

Jude 1:5-7 is a revealing section of text.

5 So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later he destroyed those who did not remain faithful.

6 And I remind you of the angels who did not stay within the limits of authority God gave them but left the place where they belonged. God has kept them securely chained in prisons of darkness, waiting for the great day of judgment.

7 And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment.

If you observe carefully, one can identify the types of perversion these false teachers were introducing to the church, in Jude’s day. The same ones that we are presently battling in today’s world. The same ones causing great apostasy in American churches.

Disobedience.

Sodomy.

Homosexuality.

Immorality.

Sexual Perversion.

It is important to note the kind of judgement and reward that will be meted out to these false teachers. The bible says, “...destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgement.”

FalseTeacher_Jude1_12 image courtesy of southlandbible-org

False Teacher Jude 1:12 image courtesy of southlandbible-org

Who are False Teachers?

A false teacher is often not a simple man who walks off the street and immediately gains access to your ears, heart and pulpit. For this man would have to prove himself, right? The false teacher is oftentimes someone who has a platform, has some level of authority and are role models.

For the bible says, in Jude 1:8 “… these people—who claim authority from their dreams—live immoral lives, defy authority, and scoff at supernatural beings.

They truly have no regard for the supernatural. They truly have no fear of the judgement of God.  They truly have no true belief in the Word of God. They are players, deceivers, liars, hypocrites. They are fake, false and are agents of Lucifer himself. Even if they are not consciously aware of it.

Oh, the bible says, “…what sorrows awaits them.”

It states that “..they follow in the footsteps of Cain, who killed his brother. Like Balaam, they deceive people for money. And like Korah, they perish in their rebellion“. – Jude 1:11

God considers, “…rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft…”-1 Samuel 15:23 (KJV)

Jude 1:12-13,16 clearly states the characteristics of false teachers and as such the men and women of God should not stay in a place of deceit with these false teachers, but should rebuke and cast them out of their midst; until they repent and come back to Christ Jesus.

The Gift of Discernment

Do not be deceived.

This is why it is important that the body of Christ have the gift of discernment, a plenty. Also to speak out against such practices. The only way this is possible, is for people to have a relationship with Christ. If this is maintained, then false teachers will have no place among you.

This gift allows for you to discern and identify the spirits in operation in a person or church. Remember, even demons walk boldly through church doors.

 

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Revealing the truth about Ephesians 6:13-18 by Denise N. Fyffe

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The Whole Armor of God

In the next two blog post I will be talking about putting on “The whole Armor of God”. In this first post we go over the reference text Ephesians 6:13-18, List of each one and reference verses about each one. In the next post we go over each one in detail. I will be using the New Living Translation bible for scripture references.

Ephesians 6:13-18

13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armour so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.

14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armour of God’s righteousness.

15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.

16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.
17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

In this passage Paul tells us to put on seven things to help us as Christians to fight temptation and to become more mature believers. 1.) Belt of Truth 2.) Breastplate of Righteousness 3.) Battle Shoes 4.) Shield of Faith 5.) Helmet of Salvation 6.) Sword of the spirit “The Bible” 7.) Praying the Spirit at all times.

Here’s is a few Scripture reference to each one of things listed, I will be going over each one in detail, in the next blog post.

  •  Belt of Truth – Isaiah 11:5, Ephesians 4:25, John 4:24, Colossians 3:8-10
  •  Breastplate of Righteousness – 1 kings 3:9, Proverbs 2:7-8, Psalm 94:15
  •  Standing in the Gospel (Shoes) – Ephesians 6:15, Romans 8:5-13, Romans 10:15
  •  Helmet of Salvation (Jesus)1 Thessalonians 5:8, Colossians 1:18, 1 Peter 4:1, psalm 140:7, 1 Corinthians 2:16
  •  Word of God (Sword of the spirit)– Isaiah 49:2, 2 Corinthians 6:7, Hebrews 4:12-13, Psalm 149:4-6
  •  Shield of Faith – Psalm 35:1-3,9, 1 Peter 1:5, Psalm 33:20, 1 Timothy 6:12, 1 John 5:4-5

I know their is a lot of scripture mentioned here but it help you better understand what each one means. If you don’t know the books of the bible, i have two pages that list each book in order.

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In the next two blog post i will be talking about putting on “The whole Armor of God”. In this first post we go over the reference text Ephesians 6:13-18, List of each one and refernce verses about each one. In the next post we go over each one in detail. I will be using the New Living Translation bible for scripture refernces.

Passage Ephesians 6:13-18

13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.15For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.t16In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of…

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Revealing the truth about 1 Peter 1:6-7 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Why you must endure many Trials

1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

The Answer to Why

why we go through trials image courtesy of calledforsuchatime-comThis bible verse from the Book of Peter, answers a heartrending question, why. Trials are common to Christians and many through this suffering ask this simple but complex question. It is as if the answer would help us to make sense of our experience or help us to bear.

…and It does.

It will also prove who you are and prove whether you are faithful to God. How? If you are being tested to prove yourself to God, then if that matters to you, you will endure the testing. However, if you don’t care, you will forsake him.

God says that we are refined as gold in this process. We are made strong and can therefore represent Him and endure whatever persecution that comes against us.

So that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;-1 Peter 1:7

For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined. You brought us into the net; You laid an oppressive burden upon our loins. You made men ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water, Yet You brought us out into a place of abundance.-Psalm 66:10-12

For the sake of My name I delay My wrath, And for My praise I restrain it for you, In order not to cut you off. Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. “For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act; For how can My name be profaned? And My glory I will not give to another.-Isaiah 48:9-11

Jesus endured persecution. He was crucified for our sake and He made it through. He did say that greater things we will do than He on earth because of the infilling of the Holy Spirit. As such, we will endure more, but we will do greater things because of it.

I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.-John 14:12

Finding this verse gives me comfort and surity, being someone who has endured a great many trials, the answer to my whys, is a balm to my soul.

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