Great Sermon! "Sometimes, whenever we're in the midst of a trial - in that fiery furnace being tried and tested we wonder - are we really in the will of God for our lives. Remember, Peter wrote in his first epistle 'Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you'. He is telling us that whenever adversity comes we're not think that it's unusual or out of sorts with the will of God or out of keeping with the Christian life. Rather, we are to expect adversity. And sometimes in trial it can seem that there's no end in sight but ultimately it also will 'come to pass'. Your trial beloved WILL 'come to pass' and until it does the grace of God is sufficient for you! The great apostle Paul was afflicted with a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet him. He sought the Lord 3 times that it would depart from him but the Lord did not promise to take it away - but, He promised that 'My grace is sufficient for thee, for My strength is made perfect in weakness' (2 Cor 12:9). There is no ill that heaven will not (ultimately) rectify!" Psalm 34:19 says "Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all." Job 23:10b says "...when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold." Amen!
Good sermon. Good message. But dispensationalism is absolutely not Arminianism by any means, it is Calvinistic if anything. It is dispensationalists main point of OSAS of separating Israel and the church!
A Word in Season A helpful Bible message for the new year. The phrase "And it came to pass" occurs 396 times in our Authorized Version. These words speak to us of (1) The Fleeting Nature of History. (2) The Sovereign Nature of Adversity. (3) The Limited Nature of Opportunity. (4) The Solid Nature of Expectancy. (5) The Unfathomable Nature of Eternity.
Insightful! New evangelicalism is just another name for evangelical liberalism. Before the repudiation of separation from apostasy, new evangelicalism begins as a changing mood. This changing mood called new evangelicalism leads to repudiation of separation from apostasy, dialogue with apostasy, positive theology at the expense of the negative warnings of the Bible, exaltation of love and unity at the expense of sound doctrine, pragmatism in the ministry, a desire for respectability in reputation, an attitude of anti-fundamentalism, inconsistency and contradiction, dividing Biblical Truth into categories of importance and non-importance, exalting social and political activity to the same level as the Great Commission (aka the social gospel), and lastly, a mood of softness with a desire for less strict evangelicalism as well as pacificism and neutrality in regards to spiritual warfare.
These factors all start with initiating a compromise.
Insightful! We must be warned that demons assumes many different appearances. These include the benign, ferocious, and even monstrous of them. However, as long as we rely on The Lord Jesus Christ and are empowered by The Holy Spirit, The Lord gives us His Strength to defeat the demonic powers of the occult, paganism, Islam, Buddhism, New Age, Hinduism, Gaia Spirituality, Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and even apostate evangelicalism as well as the many other demonically inspired false religions and spirituality presently active in this world.
Of course, The Lord Jesus Christ will dispose of all the demonic and satanic powers in this world, thus restoring peace.
Great Sermon! Another excellent message on biblical separation, which is rare these days. Many choose to embrace and be apathetic rather than call out and separate - this is both dangerous and deadly. Praise the Lord for the remnant who WILL separate, who WILL call out and who WILL seek to honor God.
Great Sermon! Very informative, but even more so, very alarming. I had no clue all of this was going on in the shadows. Alarming to me for all family members who remain deceived in this evil religion, but so very alarming for the panorama of denominations that are kept in the dark and deceived by these goings on. I can attest to the accuracy of all this brother says of the wickedness of the RC having been born into, raised in, practiced it up till I was born again from above. I know that prior to that time I never prayed to Christ, but always to Mary and a few saints. I knelt in front of their statues praying to them not unlike the pagans in the ancient world. Everyone should hear this to be informed. I'm stunned at the number of protestant denominations that are deceived. God have mercy.
I love, I love my Master... Thank you Rev. Stewart for such a precious word which draws the soul out to love and cling to a Saviour whose great love, mercy and compassion for guilty souls is a stark contrast to Satan's malice, shrewdness and hatred. Exceedingly precious are those words of Christ; "the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." In this blessed Saviour our souls find rest, our lives know hope and our hearts rejoice.
Preachers need prayer too May God have pity upon the churches, preachers and people of Columbia, South Carolina.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Doth a fountain send forth at the same time sweet water and bitter?
16. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
20. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Song of Solomon 5:16
His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
Worth paying attention to. Demonic spirituality is evident in both the non-Christian religions, and apostate Christendom, like Roman Catholicism. Yet, today's evangelicals are openly justifying their involvement in the spiritual realm of the demonic when Ephesians 5:11 requires us to oppose the demonic realm. We must also realize that demons also appear as seemingly benign "spirits" with many different appearances like animal spirits or Roman Catholic "saint figures" or Mary (a "Christianized" name for the demonic mother goddess worshiped in Mystery Babylon). This is not a coincidence since Satan also appears as an angel of light as we are warned about in 2 Corinthians 11:14. Still, we must also be of good cheer since Christ Jesus has overcome the world, including the spiritual realm of the demonic.
To touch the hem of His garment Such condescension and accommodation in that He speaks to mere humans in the high way that transcends understanding and elicits divine response.
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Behold, I Will So wonderful to hear His voice in the stillness of the Word. Thank you for bringing the deep truth of Exodus 16:4 to bear in this hour: "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you." May He continue to rain down upon you in revival.
Maxine Faith Athene
One Lord, one faith, one baptism Mode of baptism is a thorny issue. I think that the condescension and ascension of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, shines light on the matter.
13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)