Are you spiritually hungry? If so open your Bible and study. Reading is part of study but not the only part. The Holy Spirit teaches comparing spiritual things with spiritual. He takes me from the Old Testament to the new and the New Testament to the old. I love to feast on the word of God.
Your words were found and I ate them and they were the joy and rejoicing of my heart for I am called by your name. His words are often called like honey in sweetness. That’s how they are to me. I hunger after the word of God and so should you. There is growth in God’s word to make you spiritually stronger.
Now that you’re strong you can ask for the ancient paths where the good way is and then walk in it so you can find rest for your soul. But a great many people say, We will not walk in it. The natural man does not receive the things of the spirit of God for they are foolishness to them. What a Sad dilemma for them.
Sometimes when I get weary of beating my breasts Against the Wind to try and edify the body of Christ and to warn against the dangers, I sometimes get spiritually fatigued. Yet his word in my heart is like a burning fire and whatever I do to try to understand it I cannot. I may be fatigued but his word rules my heart and is like honey in sweetness. Feast in God’s word, then walk in the good way where the almighty is, and even if fatigued, allow the Holy Spirit In You To Boldly Proclaim his word. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me according to Philippians 4:13. In Christ you have peace but in the world tribulation or troubles and pressures. But be of good cheer for Christ has overcome the world. Amen amen!
Romans 10:17 says, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Many churches today have topical sermons with very few, if any, quotations in Scripture. They are the ear tickling sermons. Have you ever heard of Seeker sensitive churches? A pastor who just resigned last week due to sexual misconduct was in charge of a Seeker sensitive Church. That means the pastor asked the congregation what they would like to hear preached. He wasn’t concerned with what they needed to hear preached. That is why there is a famine in the land today. Many pastors no longer refer to the Bible in their sermons. The why is simple. They choose not to have sound Doctrine in the church. They want to hear smooth things that do not interfere with the way they live. Today you find that a good bible-believing church is very difficult to find. You won’t find large congregations but what you will find is spiritual growth. Personally I would choose spiritual growth over a full congregation that is pablum fed. What about you?
The majority of Jews today still reject Jesus Christ as their Messiah. Many Gentiles reject him as well. There is a cost to that rejection especially at this present time. I believe we’re getting close to the time of the rapture. Jesus said, as it was in the days of Noah so will it be in the day of the son of God. Every thought of his heart was only evil continually. A man’s heart is desperately wicked who can know it? The Lord knows our hearts and he knows who will accept him and who will not. Those who do not accept him will be going through the Great Tribulation or the time of Jacob’s trouble. One would think that after all his miracles, feedings, and signs that everyone will accept him. The Bible says, when Jesus was at the Passover many believed in him when they saw the signs which he did. But Jesus did not commit himself to them for he knew all men. Jesus knew that these people were only there for what I call the entertainment value of Christ. They were there for all the Wonders that he did. But despite all that his own people rejected him as do many people today. If we deny him, he will deny us. Some will not believe in him even when going through the horror of the tribulation hour. That’s hard for me to comprehend but it shows the hardness of a man’s heart. That heart can only be softened by accepting Jesus Christ as your lord and savior. If you are one of those that are reading this right now consider your ways as the prophet Haggai once said. Consider your ways then choose Jesus who will give you eternal life with him. Please consider your ways in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen!
I attend a house Church that is a true Bible Church. And by that I don’t mean that we’re the only true church. What I mean by a true church is that we study the scriptures. We have both the Greek and Hebrew lexicon on hand to go behind the English words to the original language. When Paul said, I would rather speak five words with my understanding then 10000 words in a tongue, he was definitely on the right track. Sometimes our entire Bible Church session covers only one verse and we look at each and every word in that verse. The method of our study is expository, that is verse by verse and we keep it in context which is very important. We also examine who the author is trying to reach as to his audience.
For example, the entire Old Testament was written to the Jews with the exception of Jonah and Nahum which were written to Nineveh. Are you aware that the four Gospels were also primarily written to the Jews. The same holds true from James to Revelation. And the first 8 chapters in Acts are also primarily for the Jewish people. In the Bible, that leaves Acts 9 through Philemon for the body of Christ. And that’s the Bible in a nutshell. Paul tells us that the entire Bible is written for our learning and only Acts 9 through Philemon is written for our Doctrine. In our home Church we are presently studying the book of Romans verse by verse. The number of people that Weekly attend is 15 and we break into 3 five-person groups. Then we come together as a group for prayer and communion followed by a fellowship meal. Lastly we have a Time for praise and testimony. That is our Bible Church. Do we take new members in? Yes we do however when the group reaches 30 members they break off into a new home Church. Many denominational churches are interested in growing their congregations. Our home Church is basically interested in growing together as a spiritual body. Some of us meet on Wednesday night at various homes for Bible study on a particular topic. I encourage all of you to find a Bible Church with no denominational ties as 1st Corinthians 1:10 recommends. I beseech you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you. Amen to that!
When I first heard Merritt Dayton preaching my legs wanted to move out of there but my heart was under conviction. Wow! Where do I start? Merritt was even a better teacher than preacher as he got so excited as he taught that he once stomped on my foot. Merritt taught me the gospel in the early 1980’s. He was my spiritual mentor and he led me to Christ. I had savior salvation at first. Lord salvation takes a little longer. About 20 years ago Merritt passed his mantle onto me and suggested that the student had surpassed the master. I studied hard for 10 years under Merritt and from the way he lived his life I learned the gospel and what Lord salvation was all about. As of this writing Merritt is still alive at 94 years old. He can’t hear very well but he still loves the gospel. What gospel? That Jesus died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. The gospel that saves is from 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. I know Merritt will soon be with the Lord and hear those special words, Well done my good and faithful servant. Merritt was a survivor of the USS Indianapolis in World War II when a German submarine sank it. God spared his life when so many of his Shipmates lost their lives. God bless you Merritt Dayton!
I have a video for you today about why Jesus is God Jesus is God. Christadelphians of any kind are spiritual infants or babes in Christ. they have not mature to the point where they can discern both Good and Evil. For one they deny the Holy Spirit as a person and a member of the Triune godhead. They see Jesus as a created being despite with scriptures to the contrary. Here are some more verses to clarify that Jesus is God.
If the christadelphians will only accept the Holy Spirit who can guide them into all truth according to John 16:13 maybe they can grow up into mature adults and accept all this. In the beginning was the word and the Word was with God and THE WORD WAS GOD. That is found in John 1:1. To further identify the word we have John 1:14. And the word became flesh and dwelt Among Us. I don’t want to rattle the Christadelphians with their own rattle but if you abide in my word you are my disciples indeed and you shall know the truth and the truth will make you free from John 8;31-32. The video will help you understand how so many of his disciples and the Apostle Paul knew that he was gone. Even his enemies knew that but not the Christadelphians who hold on to their lie as if it were their security blanket. Don’t be a Linus for the rest of your life. Cut Loose of your security blanket of Lies and accept that Jesus Christ is the son of God. If not you will be accepting his brother according to the Mormons and spending all eternity with that one in the Lake of Fire which friends forever and ever which is also something you deny. You are currently drinking babies milk. I encourage you to begin to eat meat, the spiritual meat that leads to life eternal. I will pray to that end.