Today

It might be though, that other members of your family (or society) want to stay -- in that case you will have to decide if pleasing them is more or less important than being well fed yourself. If you are a waiter, you will have to decide if providing your own service to the present community is more or less important than meeting your own needs of being well fed yourself. Your local leaders may not be pleased with your actions as a waiter or waitress. You may soon be...

Who Is King

It was obvious Saul was losing his popularity, power and anointing, but David waited for God to break the reed (remove him), and did not do it himself. One night David cut off a little corner of Saul's garment and then cried bitterly when he realized he had harmed Saul -- even though it was just a little harm. Saul was in David's hand. It seemed as though God had given Saul to David so he could kill the King. But David knew the lesson about coming into the kingdom and taking over the throne, so...

Conclusion

If your present church, denomination, fellowship, prayer group, or Bible study will move on into newly revealed Bible truth (confirmed by the Bible), then give them your testimony and pray that they will accept it (or at least not reject it). But if they will not hear you, and your presence in their meetings causes them to be upset, angry, hateful or railing, then do not go there anymore. Leave them completely alone for God to do to them whatever He wills. Find another place or group where you...

God Does Not Change Methods Do

God does not change but His methods of dealing with us do change as we mature. As an example, the law did not come until four hundred and thirty years after Abraham. Abraham was a man of faith and God rewarded him for it. But he sure was not a man of law. If he would have been alive about four hundred and fifty years later -- when people were judged by the law -- he would probably have been stoned for the way he treated his wife and lied to the kings. But remember, there was no law and...

To Stay Or Not To Stay Waiter Or Customer

If you do not know what to do yet, then ask yourself this question Am I a waiter (waitress) or a customer In other words, when you go to the meeting do you perform a part of the service or are you one who is served For instance, teaching Sunday School, singing or ushering would be acting as a waiter. If you are a customer, then there is not much of a problem -- you are free to leave and go to a restaurant (church) T> 0 NOT POOR WATER OIV SMOKIHTG FLAX

Th Century

The twentieth century's main product has been the Pentecostal Movement and from it has come the Charismatic Movement. Pentecostals emphasize freedom of the Holy Spirit controlled by law. Charismatics change law to love for their rules. Each revival denomination embraced the then-revealed truth but later became organized. After each group was organized it could no longer expand to contain a new truth. So God raised another group and the process repeated. As each truth was revealed in revival,...

Jesus Brought A Higher

Moses says when you meet a woman who has been taken in the act of adultery -- you stone her (Lev. 20 10 and John 8 5-11). But what did Jesus say to her Neither do I condemn thee go, and sin no more (John 8 11). By not providing the condemnation and the punishment which the law demanded, Jesus himself broke Moses' law but He fulfilled it with a higher law -- the law of love. Jesus is moving us out from the law of Moses and now He is putting forth judgment unto victory (Matt. 12 20). He is going...

Thieves And Robbers

Jesus said, All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers (John 10 8). All that ever came before me includes the law of Moses and the prophecy of Elijah. The law and the prophets did not lead the people to God. Rather they were a type and a shadow (or a schoolmaster) to point people to Jesus Christ. Because people believed they could get to God through the law (Moses) and prophets (Elijah) they were robbed. People ended up in condemnation and death. Let's leave condemnation and death and...

Law Or Grace

Can you worship God while you eat bacon Not under the Old Testament law because the law of Moses says pigs are unclean (Deut. 14 8). But most Christians keep some part of the law, if not about pork, then something else. They are sometimes called yardstick Christians. To them hair has to be so long, the sleeve a certain length or the hemline no higher than a set place on the leg. In one group a person cannot wear a bow tie, in another ties are outlawed altogether. Some places it is all right to...

Let God Bruise The Reed

After a while the storm of life will blow on the bruised reed and it will break. Let God complete the job -- not you Do not go back and try to hurt or harm that group. Do not say anything against them. You have more important things to do. God wants to pour more wine into you. Take care of your own wineskin, and let God use you. He wants to make you into a king and a priest (Rev. 1 6, I Pet. 2 8-9). You are going to come into your kingship -- you are coming to your...

Ten Commandments Or Four

The following study is a book within a book. It is written for those deep Bible students who want to know the difference between the laws that Jesus Christ gave for Christians to follow and the laws Moses gave for Israel to follow. Jesus told us to teach HIS commandments (ENTELLOMAI, GREEK). The Greek word appears in the New Testament only 16 times (One double reference in Young's Complete Concordance -- which is Luke 4 10, might cause the investigator to mistakenly think there are 17...

Christian Psychos

An acquaintance of mine, who is a famous psychologist, told me that an amazingly high percentage of Christians with mental problems trace their conflict to the fact that they have not been able to live in their present society because their minds have been programmed by their old church thinking. The ideas of right and wrong in some old denominations are so different from present society that sometimes when a person leaves his denomination he develops mental problems. Naturally, his church...