""Tony Spell, pastor of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, said no "dictator law" could keep people from worshipping God""
I notice one of this churches tenets is that they don't believe in the Trinity. They state that the "spirit" is ..... Quote:- "The Holy Ghost is not a third person in the Godhead, but rather the Spirit of God (the Creator), the Spirit of the resurrected Christ."
Thus they appear to 'demote' the Holy Spirit from Trinity and Godhead!! Their version is that the Holy Spirit is NOT the third PERSON. ===
C H Spurgeon wrote:- "We are so accustomed to talk about the influence of the Holy Spirit and his sacred operations and graces, that we are apt to forget that the Holy Spirit is truly and actually a person‚ÄĒthat he is an actual life‚ÄĒan existence; or, as we Trinitarians usually say, one person in the essence of the Godhead. But I am afraid that, though we don‚Äôt know it, we have acquired the habit of regarding the Holy Spirit as an divine emanation flowing from the Father and the Son, but not as being actually a person himself."
CHS Goes on to say: "The second proof that the Holy Spirit is a real person is the fact that the Holy Spirit has actually made different appearances on the earth." (The Personality of the Holy Spirit)
The nations rise up against God His Word and His servants.
And now a pandemic is added to the mix!!
"It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth." Eccl 7:2-/
v8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit."
v10 Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this."
Ban all abortions as you would ban any sordid and demonic act.
Your life began at conception as all lives do. Abortion is an act of murder the taking of an innocent life.
God will judge and punish the evildoer.
"Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time." Rev 12:12.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not."
"This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead." Eccl 9:3
Mark 5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe."
Rom 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."
"Prayer is an art which only the Spirit can teach us. He is the giver of all prayer. No man can progress in grace if he forsakes prayer. He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has heaven and earth at his disposal.
Pray for prayer- pray till you can pray. If you want that splendid power in prayer, you must remain in loving, abiding union with the Lord Jesus Christ.
I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach. But if one neglects his closet, then all evil comes of it. I believe that God hears your prayers because there is a secret work of the Spirit going on within you teaching you to pray. True prayer is an approach of the soul by the Spirit of God to the throne of God.
Prayer is the slender nerve that moveth the muscle of Omnipotence.
I know of no better thermometer to your spiritual temperature than this, the measure of the intensity of your prayer." CHS =====
‚ÄúPraying and sinning will never live together in the same heart. Prayer will consume sin, or sin will choke prayer.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúFaith is to the soul what life is to the body. Prayer is to faith what breath is to life. How a man can live and not breathe is past my comprehension, and how a man can believe and not pray is past my comprehension too.‚ÄĚ ‚Äē J C Ryle
The sodomites are targeting the wrong source. It's GOD they need to be disputing this with.
2Peter 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds) 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:"
John 17:1 Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. 6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. 7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. 8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. 9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them." Amen. Amen.
""‚ÄúWe must all limit the number of people with who we‚Äôre in contact with every single day. Scientists say so, that's the absolute priority,‚ÄĚ Macron said,""
Amazing what a tiny little virus can do to dynamic and powerful mankind!! Even to economics?
Atheists, humanists and Liberalists take note.
2Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."
In the Gospels Christ talks about "Great" faith and "Little" faith" - "according as GOD hath dealt us" .....
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith."
Question: Do you remember the feeding of the 5000 when you are overwhelmed in life?
Matt 16:8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of LITTLE FAITH, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? 9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?"
In many cases it is the visible church which is closing its doors according to the civil authorities.
The Invisible church is under a different jurisdiction - jurisprudence.
1Cor 3: 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"
1Cor 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
""The bloodshed by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen is mainly affecting the north of the country.""
Satan's evil Muslim followers are making martyrs of Christians in Nigeria.
They are also making a path to hell and damnation for themselves.
God will continue to build HIS Church in Nigeria and in Africa, regardless of the efforts of the enemy.
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit."
The work of God and Jesus continues by the Grace of God.
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
John 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;"
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed."
""new Regulations on Religious Affairs passed by the communist government of President Xi Jinping in February when police stripped the pastor of his license and changed the locks on the church in November.""
China's government will not stop the work and witness of God and Christ among the people.
Satan has tried in many ways in many nations, but still they remain.
Just as in western nations the satanic Left try to destroy the true Church, but God's work remains solid and continues unabated. Praise be to GOD.
Matt 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
1Cor 14:26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying."
Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. 42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ."
Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:"
In the 20th century HE provided sermons in books from the puritan era for the teaching of the saints. Now HE provides sermons on SermonAudio and other Reformed teachers to teach HIS servants. Right here!!