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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bible Difficulties PT 1, Back on The Road, will post part 2 in 5 days and Than Daily Again


                                                      Bible difficulties part 1.

Introduction; as I last posted I wanted to do a few posts on what seem to be bible difficulties, yet when one rightly divides the word, using the Greek or Hebrew you will see many truths that no translation has done justice to, all the bible is the pure spirit speaking to men, the errors in the bible I will be dealing with are in this series those found in the KJV. Now I use the KJV, I studied many years others texts and read from Gen to Revelations many times in each text, mainly the KJV, the NIV, The NASB, the AV, and others, as I studied many translations I found many errors, the newer translations esp. the works of the apostates Westcott and Hort, who were into Mary worship, and demon worship, they both practice demonic worship, in two different secret societies, and this is why many say all versions but the KJV is the true inspired word of God, it is the closest and taken from the Greek Textus Receptus, the best. Words have changed in meaning over the years, and many transcribing errors happened, but not on purpose, with Westcott and Hort, Google these men, they purposely watered down the word, brought false doctrine in the word, attack the deity of Christ and omit the Precious names of our Lord and it is sad how much damage Westcott and Hort has done, all and I mean all, versions aside from the ones I will mention are the direct works of Westcott and Hort, the KJV is indeed not as The Geneva bible and early ones were free from these demonic men, as Westcott and hort came on the scene much latter, and became tares in the wheat, but we are told the wheat and tares must grow together until the consummation of all things at Christ second return.

The original KJV in 1611 was based on other translations; something many over look, yet on the front page it says these valuable words, compared by what translations. The first draft was 80% from the Geneva bible, the greatest bible of all time, and 20% the bishop’s bible that was into promoting the church state, and control of people my religion as it is today. When King James read the first version he said, wait, I do not want the name Congregation used, but church, he added bishops and not elders or sr. pastors, and many other church state controls in that bible . So they re- wrote the KJV and now used only 20% of the Geneva bible and 80% the Bishops bible, The Geneva notes were in the first draft and they were told get rid of the Geneva notes a very big deal.


The only 2 bible translations that differ are The NASB and the NIV, these two were the works of Scrivener and nettles Greek text 29, now scrivener does say he consulted with some of the notes from Westcott and Hort, sad, but true. Yet the Scrivener Nettles Greek Text 29 is an excellent work, The NASB is a literal word for word translation and by far the best translation for correct Greek to English wording, the NIV, I read 10 Years, and after my reading, concluded it is by far the greatest bad translation out there, many denominations have made it their official translation, even the assemblies of God. The NIV is not a word for word translation, but a sort of paraphrase, broken up and subtitled with wordy equivalents of what they think the main message was intended, many, many errors and indeed many tares are to be found in this method of transliteration, sorry if you use the NIV, it can still save souls, but for in depth bible study trash it, it is fowl, and  an adulterated text.

So we are back to the KJV the best ever aside from the Geneva bible, and is profitable, but it takes much more work to properly divide and many seemingly contradictions and errors fill this precious translation, I like that, It has made me spend more time rightly dividing the word, more Greek and Hebrew studies, when used, show this version to be the pentacle of all Text. The NASB is by many fundamental and evangelical scholars used, as it simply takes a lot of the work out and says much as it was meant to be said. The two examples I will give in this blog are examples, what and how to do this study with yourself and how to make the most out of bible study as we redeem the time , for the days are evil thereof.

Example A

Gal 6:2  Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Gal 6:3  For if a man thinketh himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Gal 6:4  But let each man prove his own work, and then shall he have his glorying in regard of himself alone, and not of his neighbor.

Gal 6:5  For each man shall bear his own burden.

Ok, the first question is in verse 2 we are told to bear one another’s burdens and than in verse 6 we are told each man is to bear his own burden, this sends out a red light, an oppps, something is wrong hear, the word never contradicts itself, many things can not and never will be able to be explained by the most learned of men, fact, but to understand this passage all you need to do is look in strong’s, a dictionary like Vincent’s, vines, or the Greek itself if you have a simple grasp on Geek. So with a simple strong’s search we see what is what and so hear it is, by using this simple method you are rightly dividing the word and clearing up confusion, this is important for the believer as you may be asked these questions by those you minister to, evangelize, mentor, disciple, etc.

The word burden in verse 2 is,

G922
βάρος
baros
bar'-os
Probably from the same as G939 (through the notion of going down; compare G899); weight; in the New Testament only, figuratively a load, abundance, authority: - burden (-some), weight.

BARNES: Galatians 6:2

Bear ye one another’s burdens - See the note at Rom_15:1. Bear with each other; help each other in the divine life. The sense is, that every man has special temptations and easily besetting sins, which constitute a heavy burden. We should aid each other in regard to these, and help one another to overcome them.

This is meaning, others who are caring a spiritual load, burden or in spiritual need and help, this burden we are to bare.

VRS 5, burden, Greek is,

G5413
φορτίον
phortion
for-tee'-on
Diminutive of G5414; an invoice (as part of freight), that is, (figuratively) a task or service: - burden.

This means, the personal burden of sustaining self, working, doing the daily tasks and  at all possible, aside from a sudden poverty, we are to deal with our daily routine and providing for loved ones and this responsibility is to be carried by the person themselves.

So you see with some basic bible helps we can see the difference in the Greek and it contains no error , just a miss used word, twice used, but with totally different meanings

Example 2.

Eph 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.


3Jn 1:2  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

Now, you will hear those of the word of Faith, apostate, feel good, health and wealth, use these verses without even looking at the Greek, why, it fits their twisting of the truth, and many know this, but on and on they quote these verses and out of order, as In the Greek we read, the words in EPH and 3 Jn are not above all else take the shield of Faith, the Greek says, and add also to your amour the shield of faith. Paul knew full well 1 Cor 13, for faith, hope, love abide, but love is the greatest, so using the Greek and reading in context using the bible it self as the commentary we learn, Paul would never say above all else, faith when in 1 Cor he says Love is above all things. Reader the words above all else is an another error in transcription, again the Greek ad unto the amour also faith, not above all.

3jn 1:2 Beloved I wish above all things, the same Greek is used hear in Eph 6, the Greek reads not above all, but rather add also unto your, or the lord also will add unto , not above all you are to prosper and be in good health, this rightly dividing of the word, clearly shows how the word of Faith as many false doctrines teach a word that is incorrect and all it takes is a simple study, not hard, and this nullifies all they believe and leadership, WOF teachers Scholars well know this verse, and yet they claim the miss rendered KJV transcript to twist the word and fit in their false theology.

Now, these are two examples of bible difficulties and just how false teachers twist the word when it suits their believe or doctrines of demons.

The next post will give a few more insights like this one and I hope this will inspire you to look deeper in the word of the lord and know what it really says and not what man says it means.

I have said over and over if you do not have the free software e-sword it is a must, it is a blessing and can make your study much more fruitful and quick, all one has to do is download all the bibles, they choose, all the commentaries, dictionaries and extra add ons, it has replaced thousands of dollars of theology books and has enabled me to get the word done and out in a faster, timely manner, I used to study with all my dictionaries, commentaries, the lexicons and the like, it would take 3 hours to do what I and you can now do in 15 min. When you open e-sword and have the KJV + selected, this displays the KJV, with all the strong’s words, one click and you see a new window pop up and read the strong’s or Thayer’s, and others, with a simple pass over of your mouse, what a joy and use it while you still have a PC and internet , see if you can not get as much out of this free software, I tried them all, even paid ones, and e-sword beats them all. In a short time it will take you to a better understanding of the word, make blogs faster, sermons and teachings easier and all at the click of a mouse, e-sword is downloaded free at e-sword Google it, it is a must.

Next time we will look at some other things and all is being done in e-sword  amen and amen, you will be a humble  scholar quickly and rightly divide the word for yourself.

Let me sat in closing, study is very, very important, the word of the lord is number one, but with this comes, prayer, seeking the lord with all your heart, mind and soul, some get out of balance, its all the word without the anointing and it produces well planned and great wisdom and oratory abilities but the anointing breaks the yoke, pray and the word go hand in hand, others just pray and read very little of the word, so I say do all in balance and in decent order and the full riches of the lords word, will and  the anointing will be showered on you, so the man, person of God, avoids all extremes, balance, balance, balance is the key.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Test The Spirits, And A new Series coming Up


1Jn 4:1  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

1Jn 4:2  Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

1Jn 4:3  and every spirit that confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and now it is in the world already.

1Jn 4:4  Ye are of God, my little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.

1Jn 4:5  They are of the world: therefore speak they as of the world, and the world heareth them.

1Jn 4:6  We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he who is not of God heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Barnes:

1 John 4:1 
Beloved, believe not every spirit - Do not confide implicitly in everyone who professes to be under the influences of the Holy Spirit. Compare Mat_24:4-5. The true and the false teachers of religion alike claimed to be under the influence of the Spirit of God, and it was of importance that all such pretensions should be examined. It was not to be admitted because anyone claimed to have been sent from God that therefore he was sent. Every such claim should be subjected to the proper proof before it was conceded. All pretensions to divine inspiration, or to being authorised teachers of religion, were to be examined by the proper tests, because there were many false and delusive teachers who set up such claims in the world.

But try the spirits whether they are of God - There were those in the early Christian church who had the gift of “discerning spirits,” (see the notes at 1Co_12:10), but it is not certain that the apostle refers here to any such supernatural power. It is more probable, as he addresses this command to Christians in general, that he refers to the ability of doing this by a comparison of the doctrines which they professed to hold with what was revealed, and by the fruits of their doctrines in their lives. If they taught what God had taught in his word, and if their lives corresponded with his requirements, and if their doctrines agreed with what had been inculcated by those who were admitted to be true apostles, 1Jo_4:6, they were to receive them as what they professed to be. If not, they were to reject them, and hold them to be impostors. It may be remarked, that it is just as proper and as important now to examine the claims of all who profess to be teachers of religion, as it was then. In a matter so momentous as religion, and where there is so much at stake, it is important that all pretensions of this kind should be subjected to a rigid examination. No one should be received as a religious teacher without the clearest evidence that he has come in accordance with the will of God, nor unless he inculcates the very truth which God has revealed. See the Isa_8:20 note, and Act_17:11 note.

Because many false prophets are gone out into the world - The word prophet is often used in the New Testament to denote religious instructors or preachers. See the notes at Rom_12:6. Compare the notes at 2Pe_2:1. Such false teachers evidently abounded in the times here referred to. See the notes at 1Jo_2:18. The meaning is, that many had gone out into the world pretending to be true teachers of religion, but who inculcated most dangerous doctrines; and it was their duty to be on their guard against them, for they had the very spirit of antichrist, 1Jo_4:3.

False prophets keep saying Peace, Peace and all will be well, we are going to come out just find, all will be great, we have a bright future. These False teachers and Prophets esp. in America are wolves in sheep’s clothing, yet so many heed, the false ho9pe they offer, openly embarrass all they say, and refuse to turn to the word of God, themselves and see what is the word of God on any given situation, My question today is do you read for yourself, or are you a one verse or chapter a day Christian, or maybe a no verse a day person?

The word and onl7y the word is perfect and with out fault. Of late the enemy has been doing all he can to discredit the holy word, by confusion and you are listening to the ones that say, its out of Date, a book written by men, a book o0f contradictions and so forth, others have a view that they only read the good, simple, plain promises, and stand on all our Lord says in his word, his feel good, bless me verses, no more than a bumper sticker faith, this will not be enough to stand in the hard days ahead, we must cling to the word, test the spirits and watch who we are hanging with and who we trust, be careful, for not all men have faith.

In the next few weeks I will be blogging on Bible difficulties, I hope this series will help many understand what may seem like a contradiction is deed not, you must5 study to show yourself approved, you must rightly divide the word. This series will be of great help. I look forward to posting this batch of bible difficulties and what seem like contradictions and are not.
Look to see you at the blog.;

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I Am Coming In Fear And Trembling, Are You?


1Co 2:3  And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
1Co 2:4  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
1Co 2:5  That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.


In our text 1Cor 2:3 fear means great fear, dread, the Greek is where we get the word phobia, 

G5401
φόβος
phobos
fob'-os
From a primary φέβομαι phebomai (to be put in fear); alarm or fright: - be afraid, + exceedingly, fear, terror.

Barnes on this:

And in fear, and in much trembling - Paul was sensible that he had many enemies to encounter Act_18:6.; and he was sensible of his own natural disadvantages as a public speaker, 2Co_10:10. He knew too, how much the Greeks valued a manly and elegant species of oratory; and he, therefore, delivered his message with deep and anxious solicitude as to the success.

 It was at this time, and in view of these circumstances, that the Lord spoke to him by night in a vision, and said, “be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace; for I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee; for I have much people in this city,” Act_18:9-10. If Paul was conscious of weakness, well may other ministers be; and if Paul sometimes trembled in deep solicitude about the result of his message, well may other ministers tremble also.

 It was in such circumstances, and with such feelings, that the Lord met him to encourage him - And it is when other ministers feel thus, that the promises of the gospel are inestimably precious. We may add, that it is then, and then only, that they are successful. Notwithstanding all Paul’s fears, he was successful there. And it is commonly, perhaps always, when ministers go to their work conscious of their own weakness; burdened with the weight of their message; diffident of their own powers; and deeply solicitous about the result of their labors, that God sends down His Spirit, and converts sinners to God. The most successful ministers have been men who have evinced most of this feeling; and most of the revivals of religion have commenced, and continued, just as ministers have preached, conscious of their own feebleness, distrusting their own powers, and looking to God for aid and strength.


Clarke:

In fear, and in much trembling - This was often the state of his mind; dreading lest he should at any time be unfaithful, and so grieve the Spirit of God; or that, after having preached to others,

It would seem to some to be a bible contradiction, as the bible is filled with fear not's, this is a different story, a fear that keeps one reliant upon the Lord and the feeling of utter worthlessness, unable to do anything apart from our lord and the power of the holy spirit. The only call for fear, even anxiety is anxiety in spiritual matters, a spiritual anxiety that burns in us to keep us in the proper way and character of what we profess, only the Holy Spirit can do this, not man, all the results of every witness, teaching, sermon, anything, is in the hands of the Spirit and not the messenger. Man can not say he has lead anyone to Christ, as only the Spirit can convict and lead one to Christ, all a man can say is he introduced  another to some bible truth and the result is in our lords hand by His Spirit, We can not fail, so we should not be timid in ministry, soul winning, anything, we only are obedient and humble servants. If we think, I will not witness, due to fear of rejection, being laughed at, persecuted etc. we do not understand, we can have no fear in soul winning as far as success, it is the lords work, not yours not mine, it is a divine appointment and the lords word never returns empty, never.

If we can learn the biblical value of a holy fear and trembling, we will understand as Paul did, we will not be the one rejected, but the one we serve.

The bible says we are to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling, so we see no contradictions, just a misplaced fear. We serve a Holy God, we are to have fear of God, and this is awe, reverence, stand amazed and in surrender to His sovereignty with a Holy respect for who He is.

This has been lost in the days we live in, sovereignty, Holiness, repentance, sound doctrine, Fear of Jehovah, all gone, almost never heard in Sunday service. We must get back to true Bible basics; we must restore the true orthodox faith that was once delivered and have a new movement, one of the restored N.T. church truths, actions, worship and humility, seasoned in grace.


An eminent divine has said that it requires three things to make a good preacher; study, temptation, and prayer. The latter, no man that lives near to God can neglect; the former, no man who endeavors rightly to divide the word of truth will neglect; and with the second every man will be more or less exercised whose whole aim is to save souls. Those of a different cast the devil permits to pass quietly on in their own indolent and prayerless way.  (Adam Clark )

Note, Study, Temptation and Prayer, very interesting insight and must be heeded today, If your in ministry or living the Christian life with no problems, no chastisement, you are no threat to the kingdom of Darkness. This is the state of the Church universal, one of compromise, health, wealth, prosperity, liberal, hassle free and in -effective.


The Devil is not even bothered by such worship and Churches in this current apostate condition, Oh’ reader are you living a trouble free life?, happy doing your own thing, reading and praying just enough to lift your guilt, or are you on the front lines living the gospel truths? Are you on the front line in spiritual battle, if so, you are being prepared, those who God calls, He equips. He will grant everything needed to fulfill His call and plan for your life and show you how to make it in the hard days ahead. You may be in a situation right now, one of fear and trembling, this is a must to keep you reliant on the King of Kings and not on the rulers of this world, not the leaders, no one but your Lord and master who will in faithfulness see you through the coming hard times.

The lord is calling out his faithful ones, willing to lay down their life’s, willing to carry their cross and follow wherever He leads, you will be given power and boldness, a faith to stand on his word, fully clothed with the armor of God.
 May the Lord bless you and keep you in the days ahead.
And have a blessed and happy thanksgiving, pause and give time to be in a heart of gratitude and thanksgiving for what you have, what you are and what you will become.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Lord Will Open A Door For You, Right Where You Are

The Lord has been speaking to my heart, concerning what is next for his dear saints, there seems to be both chaos and a holy Pause, I feel and think the Lord is preparing you reader, to do something for Him, will you stand up and say hear am I send Me, where ever Lord, lead and I will follow, in full faith, with no doubt, will you lay down your life for me, are you willing to go somewhere you may not want to, or do something you fear, the Lords ways are far above ours, He who calls He will enable, fear not and make that move, take that step, it is high time to wake out of slumber, you are being called do you hear the word of the Lord, is this confirming it for you I hope, if so, now what, you were just served.

I end with Dave Wilkerson's word for today , wild it spoke volumes, just about these thoughts.


David Wilkerson Today
 
 
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
 
 
 
KNOWING THE LORD’S MIND AND WILL
 
by David Wilkerson
 
[May 19, 1931 - April 27, 2011]
 
 
 
“Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will prepare their heart;
 
You will cause Your ear to hear” (Psalm 10:17).
 
 
 
In this verse David outlines a simple,
three-step plan for knowing the Lord’s
 
mind and will for your life:
 
 
 
  * Petition Him (pray)
 
  * Prepare your heart to hear His voice
 
  * He will cause you to know—the Holy Spirit 
will speak to you
 
 
 
Very soon, God is going to pour out of His glorious
cup the greatest measure of
 
His Spirit the world has ever seen.
Great Holy Spirit conviction will come upon
 
your neighbors, coworkers and unsaved family members.
 
 
 
People everywhere are going to be hurting and
they will turn from their dead
 
churches to seek out those who walk with God.
They will be desperate to find
 
someone whose heart has been prepared!
 
 
 
God is going to use hundreds of thousands of
ordinary servants for His end-time
 
work of people-to-people ministry. So I ask you:
Are you preparing your heart
 
right now for His work to be done, both in you and through you?
 
 
 
Confess to God today: “Oh, Lord, I want my life to count
I know that right
 
now I am living on bread alone—in a wilderness of despair.
But I want to
 
live!”
 
 
 
Dive into His Word. Learn to seek Him daily.
There is revolutionary power in
 
the preparation of your heart! 
It is through this preparation that meaning and
 
fullness will come into your life. 
Your feelings and personality will change
 
and power will be released in you!
 
 
 
When God sees you are ready, He will bring you great
opportunities to do His
 
work. You will not even have to leave your house.
God will bring the needs
 
right to your door!
 
 
 
The mighty God we serve is preparing His people
at this very hour for a mighty
 
work.
 
 
 
“The Lord shall go forth like a mighty man;
He shall stir up His zeal like a
 
man of war. He shall cry out, yes, 
shout aloud; He shall prevail against His
 
enemies” (Isaiah 42:13).
 
 
 
Prepare your heart to meet Him! Become a ready servant,
equipped and prepared
 
for His great last-day outpouring, 
and His glory will come alive in you in this
 
final hour!
 
 
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I Was Just Shown A Short Video That All Must See ,This Is one of Thoses Rare Ones, A 100% Must See, Get Ready, This Will Blow Your Mind

Well all I can say Is OMG, all simply MUST see this short video, it blew me away, encouraged me and what a tool of witness this one is, In all my life I have never seen such  a powerful video, professionally done in dramatic anointing. This has to be the best video I have ever seen since wake Up Church. It is different, a different message. You will never look at your relationship with the Lord, your salvation, your call, and spirit war fare after this one, and all I can end with is If this does not totally blow you away, you may need to check your pulse to see if your breathing, Dear reader I hope your are breathing, as this one will take your breath away and lift you to a higher place than you may have ever been before, now watch and be blessed and blown away. This is one for the books, all must see it, pass it on, show your unsaved ones, use in Evangelism, but also use it to clarify salvation and our relationship with our lord, it will be a real strong and mighty anointing you will experience after you see this one, so all set, get ready.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A New Thing That Is Not New-Great Sermon, must See By David Wilkerson

Isa 43:18  Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
Isa 43:19  Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Our Lord is doing a new thing, we hear this by the false prophets, the mantle of Elijah, the double portion of the spirit, all what the neo Charismatics think, the truth is what the word teaches concerning this, it speaks of living in the now, moving in the now, and following the lord whole hearted. I a posting a sermon by David Wilkerson, all I can say is this one word, this one sermon, is a summation of all I have blogged on to date, what I believe and what is coming, you want truth, you want a powerful word that will tell you what I am all about and believe in a nut shell this is the video that will tell you. It is a very powerful word, full of truth and insight. This is what my whole ministry has been based on, as I said in a nut shell. I am posting only Pt 12 and 3 as Pt 1 is mostly the praise service, so it will sound a little odd as he started the message in pt 1, but this is the meat, this is what you must hear, I plea that all would listen to this truth and see what I believe in and what I have labored to teach all my life, want to know more about me, what I believe this is where you will hear it. I pray the lord touches you and speaks to your heart. The ones who are hungry for the lord, those who are remnant Christians will agree, but the message is also to the young christian and ends up with a passionate call to the non believer, its all about the word preached in sound doctrine, and always followed by a alter call, as all services should be. These days alter calls are to get a manifestation of a false spirit, this dear reader is a real alter call and see the difference in a spirit filled sermon and church that preaches sound doctrine, it sounds and looks like nothing many of you may have seen and it is orthodox Christianity

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Proof You Walked Through The Right Door

1Co 16:9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.


Barnes

1Co 16:9
For a great door - There is abundant opportunity for usefulness. The word “door” is used evidently to denote an occasion or an opportunity for doing anything. It is the means by which we have entrance or access; and hence denotes facility in doing anything when there is no obstruction; see Act_14:27; 2Co_2:12; Col_4:3.
And effectual - That is, effective, or adapted to success; presenting opportunity for great effects. There is abundant opportunity to preach the gospel; there is attention to what is spoken, and great interest in it; there is great encouragement to labor. It is possible that this was one of the reasons why Paul had changed his mind about Macedonia. It would require time to visit Corinth, as he would wish to remain there; and an unexpected opportunity having arisen for doing good, he judged it best to remain at Ephesus as long as practicable, and then to go at once to Macedonia.

And there are many adversaries - Many opposers; many who resist the gospel. These were doubtless in part Jews who excited opposition to him, and in part the friends of Demetrius; see Acts 19. That Paul had great success in Ephesus, and that his labors were attended with a great revival of religion there, is manifest from that chapter. We may remark here:

(1) That such a work of grace, such a setting open a great and effectual door, is often the occasion of increased opposition to the gospel. It is no uncommon thing that the adversaries of Christ should be excited at such times; and we are not to be surprised if the same thing should occur now which occurred in the time of Paul.

(2) this was regarded by Paul as no reason why he should leave Ephesus, but rather as a reason why he should remain there. It was regarded by him as an evidence that the Holy Spirit was there. It was proof that the enemies of God were alarmed, and that the kingdom of Christ was advancing. His presence, also, would be needed there, to encourage and strengthen the young converts who would be attacked and opposed; and he deemed it his duty to remain. A minister should never wish to make enemies to the gospel, nor seek to excite them to make opposition; but such opposition is often evidence that the Spirit of God is among a people; that the consciences of sinners are aroused and alarmed; and that the great enemy of God and man is making, as he was at Ephesus, a desperate effort to preserve his kingdom from being destroyed.

(3) a minister should regard it as his duty in a special manner to be among his people when there is such opposition excited. His presence is needed to comfort and encourage the church; and when the minds of people are excited, it is often the best time to present truth, and to defend successfully the great doctrines of the Bible.

(4) ministers should not be discouraged because there is opposition to the gospel. It is one ground of encouragement. It is an indication of the presence of God in awakening the conscience. And it is far more favorable as a season to do good than a dead calm, and when there is universal stagnation and unconcern.


Matt Henry says :

Note, Great success in the work of the gospel commonly creates many enemies. The devil opposes those most, and makes them most trouble, who most heartily and successfully set themselves to destroy his kingdom.

True courage is whetted by opposition; and it is no wonder that the Christian courage of the apostle should be animated by the zeal of his adversaries.

They were bent to ruin him, and prevent the effect of his ministry at Ephesus; and should he at this time desert his station, and disgrace his character and doctrine? No, the opposition of adversaries only animated his zeal. He was in nothing daunted by his adversaries; but the more they raged and opposed the more he exerted himself.

Note, Adversaries and opposition do not break the spirits of faithful and successful ministers, but only enkindle their zeal, and inspire them with fresh courage.

Indeed, to labour in vain is heartless and discouraging. This damps the spirits, and breaks the heart. But success will give life and vigour to a minister, though enemies rage, and blaspheme, and persecute.

Dear reader, this post teaches us a lot, when there is no opposition you are not doing or moving in what The Lord has for you, or you are busy doing ministry that has no power and is no threat to the kingdom of the Devil.
It is almost an oxymoron, and open door of great effectual Open, sound great , but with many adversaries, seems to contradict an open door and why?

Many speak of how the lord opens a door because some great thing, opportunity comes, and they think it will be so anointed, so of God, all will go well and there will be nothing but blessing and peace, this is not what the word teaches, as you read from the two commentaries I listed , they said if a man of God is in the lords will and an open door is there, it will be shown to be of the lord and effectual, if there is opposition, not easy, but blessed, it is a sign the lord is in the thing and the kingdom of Satan is not happy, you, your open door ministry should be a threat to darkness, if not, it may not be of the lord at all.

There is no such thing as Painless Christianity, but many seek it, as the false teachers and ministries teach, health, wealth , prosperity, good times, and speak whatever you will and the creative power of your words, or decree are a done deal, because you spoke the words, we do not boss the sovereign Lord around you can decree, speak all you want, your words have no creative power only the lord and his word, this is why I warn against such teachings as it has its root in pagan theology and is a doctrine of demons, all modern day neo charismatics, ALL come from this doctrine called The Word Of Faith.

If you are not in battle, you are not working for the lord, but self, no resistance clearly shows you are no threat to the enemy. If you are never chastised you are not a son of God, If you face nothing but a false painless Christianity, or seek such read these verses.

Php 2:30 because for the work of Christ he came nigh unto death, hazarding his life to supply that which was lacking in your service toward me.

2Ti 3:12 Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

2Co 11:25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day have I been in the deep;

2Co 11:26 in journeyings often, in perils of rivers, in perils of robbers, in perils from my countrymen, in perils from the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;

2Co 11:27 in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

2Co 11:28 Besides those things that are without, there is that which presseth upon me daily, anxiety for all the churches.

Mat 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

Mat 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

There is no way around this reader, no painless hassle free Christianity, and to you who minister, understand that an open door should produce resistance from the Devil and if not, you walked through the wrong door.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Fig Tree Still Speaks, But Are You Still In Denial



Note; I was going to list some verses ,the first verse I had in mind to copy hear to support the bible mandate and my thoughts on ministry today, it was acts 1:8 and I started up e-sword and the devotional came up for today, and what a mighty confirmation, as the verse I prepared to list first is the very same verse the devotional has as its text, what a mighty confirmation only the lord could do such a thing. I am blown a way, the same verse ,so I will paste the devotional hear and what Myers says about the verse I was going to list first. Wow.
This post is about what it was like in the N.T. And understanding the days we live in. I hope this post will speak to the many who are still in denial about the days we are in.

November 5

WITNESS-BEARING FOR CHRIST
"Ye shall receive power, when the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."-- Act_1:8.

ALL MACHINERY needs driving-power. A motor-car may be bright and new, the wheels tyred with rubber, and it may contain the latest contrivances for speed and comfort, but it will not move an inch until the driving-power is applied. So it is with the Gospel message. Christ died and rose again, and the work of redemption was finished. His disciples were appointed to carry the tidings of salvation to the world of men, but they could do nothing until they received the power of the Holy Spirit. It is a serious question for each of us--Have I received the Holy Spirit, to be in me the source of power? (Act_19:2). If not, is it to be wondered at that we are weak, and our testimony for Christ faltering?
Notice the circles of our life: witnesses in Jerusalem, our home; in Judaea--the society in which we mingle and work; in Samaria--the city or town or village in which we live; the uttermost part of the earth, which represents the claim of the heathen world upon us all. For each of these we have some responsibility. Let us begin at Jerusalem, in our home, and God will lead us on step by step to the great world beyond. Alas, there are many who are eager enough for the "uttermost parts," while they neglect Jerusalem, and ignore the claims of Judaea!
God wants witnesses. A witness is not expected to reason or argue, but simply to state what he saw or heard, and to give facts. We are required to tell people what we have found Jesus to be to ourselves--to say what we have known and tasted and handled of the Word of Life (1Jo_1:1-3). Our witness-box may be the shop in which we are employed, or the position in life where we are daily called to rub shoulders with those who know not Christ. Men cannot see Him, unless they see Him in us. As the moon reflects the sun during the dark hours of the night, so the Church of Christ bears witness to her unseen Lord. In every emergency, let us lift our hearts to Christ, and ask that His Holy Spirit may enable us to be true witnesses for His glory.

PRAYER
My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim
And spread through all the earth abroad
The honours of Thy Name. AMEN.

Now the other verses to list are as follows .

Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

How long are we to do the ministry to lost souls and edifying and teaching the churches planted, until the end of the world.

Mar 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Mar 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Mar 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

Mar 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

As we minister, note Verse 15, like Matt, these signs shall follow them that believe, that means in the Greek, until the end of the world , forever ,and to all that later believe.

Act 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

Act 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

Act 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

Act 2:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

This was the first sermon ever preached by an Apostle, and it was the very day the church was born, and it was as we read the chapter a bold witness three thousand saved and the holy spirit out pouring started than and continues now , the holy spirit and ministry go hand in hand and soul winning, ministry, teaching, preaching, the gifts will continue until the end of the world so, it was not just a thing of the Apostles, or a thing in the bible, it is a thing that will continue until Christ returns .

Act 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Act 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Act 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

The result of Holy Spirit conviction a spirit of repentance , Note; verse 39

and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

To many that are far off , meaning the ones predestined and called unto salvation by free will, the many far off, is happening today as the Holy Spirit is the same, as Jesus is the same today, yesterday and forever, the mandate to make disciples of all nations has not changed or the bible is a lie. Or Christians refuse to obey the word of the bible

Act 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Act 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Act 2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

Act 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

Act 2:45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

Act 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,


Note Verse 42
Act 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

This shows they taught, were taught the gospel ,and remained steadfast in the teachings and broke bread in fellowship together and had all things in common.
Having the first Christian community where they ate and live together was short lived, they had to provide this social help for a few reasons.

1. Once a Jew converted to Christianity their family had a mock funeral. and considered the newly saved one dead and had no where to go, also the poor Jews, most were as the poor are always the ones who accept the word the quickest as Jesus said I have come to preach the gospel to the poor. These poor Jews would get a meal a day and some food from the temple, like modern day Bread lines and food kitchen ministries that feed the poor, they were excluded from this help and so they had no choice but to eat and live together at first, this did change after a few years as more and more churches were planted and the Christians in Jerusalem and Rome were scattered, but the church has always, even now, have food kitchens and places to stay for the poor, shelters yes even today.

2. Organization, this was a must and a need , they could not turn the poor away, not all lived there, they went from house to house to hear teaching and break bread, have a meal and communion, this practice never ended, never forget, by choice Jesus was homeless and poor, foxes have holes, birds have nests, but the son of man has no where to lay his head, Jesus home base was the mount of olives, the place he lands his feet on and splits it in two as he returns as the lion of Judah and the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, it will be like that when we who are poor are resurrected and return , once poor, afflicted, sick, homeless, but the end is full joy and ruling in His kingdom in no want in heaven amen, all tears wiped away, no no illness, there will be no wheel chairs in heaven.

Mat 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Mat 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

In the proper orthodox, historical time line, this is where we are today in the birth pains and they include , war, famine, pestilence, these rapidly increasing birth pains, that may last , who knows how long, a year, two years or 200 years, a shift takes place when we are at war and in famine and economic collapse, people have no choice but to live together again, but like in the N.T. it will not be a permanent situation, just a need filled as people , churches, families will have to come together just to survive as many are dong so today. So, as in the days of the prophet Joel, we see a continued out pouring and a famine and a place of refuge, this is a fact just as in Acts Ch 1 and 2 and again it is being revived as the economy and birth pains increase and why churches, family’s, Christians will have to come together to eat meals, break bread, communion and listening everyday to the word being taught, same thing 2,000 later.

Mat 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

Mat 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

We are clearly taught by Jesus in these verse we are to know, understand the time we are in and that time calls for dramatic changes in the way we live and stay alive, or die for Christ. Many do not want to know, they do not want to see the time we are in, Jesus said using an illustration of fig tree, and applies it to how easily we can know the times and seasons we are in, if we will simply look and not stick our head in the sand in denial, the word clearly teaches us what to look for and what to expect ,so we will know and we can make a plan. Many know and have no plan, Jesus foretold this , so we would know the hour we are in so we can make plans based on simple wisdom. The fig tree still teaches, but will you learn, heed, listen, or stay in a state of denial that soon all will be well and return to normal, life will go on as it always has, listen... that is not what the word says. This is a normal reaction to many people, when some one dies, or someone is told they have cancer the first response ALWAYS is denial, well reader its time to accept the day we are in and get past the stage of denial, as if you deny it or not. it is hear.

When Nero was starting to persecute the church ,after 70 A.D when Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed, and before, we have documented historic proof, that the lord spoke to a large group of Christians most likely a prophecy and they were told to flee, and they fled out to the wilderness and were safe until Nero died and stayed near a river bank settlement out in the wilderness, and they dwelt together, not in separation, it was an out doors haven and what a haven it was, now imagine if they said, no we do not believe it, all will continue as it has , we will be fine, we do not like the Roman occupation, but we can deal with that, at least we have homes, (this was well after the time when the christian commune ended) , they would have been killed, so they fled and were preserved. And they lived together , so it has happened in early history, and in later history , many times this happened, the most well known was start by the protestant reformation, as the Catholic Church killed many, many Christians , they dwelt in the catacombs of Rome, the church was now an under ground movement in hiding, and in the catacombs they again lived and ate together as they had to.

So knowing the times we live in and not being in denial will soon be a matter of life or death, the lord gives all free will, and the choice is yours, those who see the signs and know the times, make proper preparation and once again in this time we are in, it is a call to flee to some places, and make Safe Havens as the true Christians once again have no choice but to live and eat together, but no choice meaning, a fact, you still have free will, a choice, and if you choose to stay up top your blood will be on your hands. This does not say Safe Havens and Christians dwelling together will be exempt from war, famine, death, but they will go to heaven in a group and not as a scared displaced believer that will finally admit,they were told and did nothing. Yes Reader The Fig tree illustration still speaks.

Something that must be done first is what happened in acts ch 2, repentance, it all starts with a salvation experience by grace and not works, soon you will, like it or not lose all, or most of what you have, what are you clinging to, your house, car, boat, money,Your job. look soon there will be no jobs face it. So a job in a economic collapse will not be an issue as there will be no jobs, your stuff the banks owns will all be taken, and massive homelessness will take place, and than you may wake up, but it may be to late, I am telling you now saint, have a plan, get with others and get saved and be with the saints not the ones under judgment. We are not appointed unto wrath.

You may be a big CEO, guess what, you will be down like the rest of all of us, all will be equal, and in need, so be not proud, as pride comes before your fall, it will soon be gone, your gold will not save you, history proves when a depression hits the government will take your gold, say you paid 2,000 an ounce, once a bank holiday is called, you will see hyperinflation and than a depression will follow. The government lowers the price of gold to 40 or 30 dollars an ounce and buys it from you and that will leave you in poverty, there is no safety in gold it is a sham, history repeats , can you eat your gold, silver? by rice and beans dry goods in abundance while you can still afford it, make a plan now, as time is running out. Have a plan and use wisdom and follow the lords leading.

Dear reader , yes the fig tree still speaks, but are you listening, or are you still in denial?










Friday, November 4, 2011

The Role Of A N.T. Prophet, The baptism In The Spirit, And Tongues

1Co 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.


1Co 14:3 ButG1161 he that prophesiethG4395 speakethG2980 unto menG444 to edification,G3619 andG2532 exhortation,G3874 andG2532 comfort.G3889


Edification Greek=

G3619
οἰκοδομή
oikodomē
oy-kod-om-ay'
Feminine (abstraction) of a compound of G3624 and the base of G1430; architecture, that is, (concretely) a structure; figuratively confirmation: - building, edify (-ication, -ing).

Architecture, a structure , confirmation, building, so prophecy is to be in order, builds people up and serves as a confirmation it is an establishing of a thing giving order to a situation.

G3624
οἶκος
oikos
oy'-kos
Of uncertain affinity; a dwelling (more or less extensive, literally or figuratively); by implication a family (more or less related, literally or figuratively): - home, house (-hold), temple.


G1430
δῶμα
dōma
do'-mah
From δέμο demō (to build); properly an edifice, that is, (specifically) a roof: - housetop.


The root words clearly show a building and hear a building up of the saints

Exortation Greek=

G3874
παράκλησις
paraklēsis
par-ak'-lay-sis
From G3870; imploration, hortation, solace: - comfort, consolation, exhortation, intreaty.

Hortation Webster=

Hortation
HORTA'TION, n. [L. hortatio, from hortor, to exhort.]

The act of exhorting, or giving advice; exhortation; advice intended to encourage. [But exhortation is generally used.]

Exhortation Webster=

Exhortation
EXHORTA'TION, n. The act or practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.

1. The form of words intended to incite and encourage.

2. Advice; counsel.

giving advice, inciting people to encourage them to a thing, purity, a God given teaching, direction,a cause a plan a word to excite involvement and action in people as Haggai and Zachariah were sent to speak words to the people to finish building the second temple.

Imploration Webster=

Imploration
IMPLORA'TION, n. Earnest supplication.

Supplication Webster=

Supplication
SUPPLICA'TION, n. [L. supplicatio.]

1. Entreaty; humble and earnest prayer in worship. In all our supplications to the Father of mercies, let us remember a world lying in ignorance and wickedness.

2. Petition; earnest request.

3. In Roman antiquity, a religious solemnity observed in consequence of some military success. It consisted in sacrifices, feasting, offering thanks, and praying for a continuance of success.

So the prophet is to do fervent prayer for the lord to move, do something, a pray request a need, an earnest devout humble prayer warrior in a prophetic intercession, not that prophets are intercessors as only Jesus, not man is our intercessor, amen, but a bold, fervent prayer to the lord for the church, this is why many who are called to be intercessors are doing a prophetic act in the praying and supplication for others .

Inteaty ISBE=

Intreat; Intreaty; (Entreat)
in-trēt´, in-trēt´i: The two forms are derived from the same verb. In 1611 the spelling was indifferently “intreat” or “entreat.” In editions of the King James Version since 1760 “intreat” is used in the sense of “to beg”; “entreat” in the sense of “deal with.” As examples of “intreat” see Exo_8:8, “Intreat the Lord” (cā‛aḳ); Rth_1:16, “Intreat me not to leave thee” (pāgha‛); 2Co_8:4, “praying us with much intreaty” (παράκλησις, paráklēsis). In Gen_25:21 “intreat” is used to indicate the success of a petition. For entreat see Gen_12:16, “He entreated Abraham well”; Act_27:3, “And Julius courteously entreated Paul” (φιλανθρώπως χρησάμενος, philanthrō̇pōs chrēsámenos, literally, “to use in a philanthropic way”); compare also Jam_3:17, where εὐπειθής, eupeithḗs, literally, “easily persuaded,” is translated “easy to be entreated.”
The Revised Version changes all passages of the King James Version where “intreat” is found to “entreat,” with the exception of those mentioned below. The meaning of “entreat” is “to ask,” “to beseech,” “to supplicate”: Job_19:17 reads “and my supplication to the children” (ḥannōthı̄, the King James Version “though I entreated for the children,” the Revised Version, margin “I make supplication”). Jer_15:11 reads, “I will cause the enemy to make supplication” (hiphga‛tı̄), instead, the King James Version “I will cause the enemy to entreat” (the Revised Version margin “I will intercede for thee with the enemy”). 1Ti_5:1 changes the King James Version “intreat” to “exhort.” Phi_4:3 renders the King James Version “entreat” by “beseech.”


Exortation Greek Thayer=

G3874
παράκλησις
paraklēsis
Thayer Definition:
1) a calling near, summons, (especially for help)
2) importation, supplication, entreaty
3) exhortation, admonition, encouragement
4) consolation, comfort, solace; that which affords comfort or refreshment
4a) thus of the Messianic salvation (so the Rabbis call the Messiah the consoler, the comforter)
5) persuasive discourse, stirring address
5a) instructive, admonitory, conciliatory, powerful hortatory discourse
Part of Speech: noun feminine
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G3870

note;
a calling near, summons, (especially for help)

3) exhortation, admonition, encouragement

5) persuasive discourse, stirring address

5a) instructive, admonitory, conciliatory, powerful hortatory discourse

Exhortation verses .

Rom 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Act 15:32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

VWS=

Exhortation
Aimed at the heart and will. See on consolation, Luk_6:24. Compare 1Co_14:3; Act_4:36, where Rev. gives son of exhortation.

Barnes sums up exhortation very well

Rom 12:8
He that exhorteth - This word properly denotes one who urges to the practical duties of religion, in distinction from one who teaches its doctrines. One who presents the warnings and the promises of God to excite men to the discharge of their duty. It is clear that there were persons who were recognized as engaging especially in this duty, and who were known by this appellation, as distinguished from prophets and teachers. How long this was continued, there is no means of ascertaining; but it cannot be doubted that it may still be expedient, in many times and places, to have persons designated to this work. In most churches this duty is now blended with the other functions of the ministry.

He says as I would think this is also warnings as a exhortation can be, but also promises, comfort, speaking grace to others .

One who presents the warnings and the promises of God, to excite men to the discharge of their duty.

Note ;excite men, as we have studied, the prophet is to excite men to action, repentance, comfort, joy, endurance and the like, it must be balanced, as the role of prophecy and prophets is different than in the O.T. it was most fire, warning, calls to repentance, in the N.T. it is different than in the O.T. The prophets were intercessors and in the N.T. Jesus alone is our intercessor and His spirit, we do not need a go between, as the veil, the curtain of the holy of holies is now open, and all can enter, not just the high priest one time a year, direct access, we also wee the prophet as an inspired preacher, preachers that get a message from the lord, from his throne, is prophetic preaching and this is far different than systematic, three point sermons from a book, but a message from the lord a now word, something the lord has to say to his people. We see this in confirmations when we hear a prophetic message preached and find it is the very same thing the lord has been telling you. The Holy Spirit is the Holy Spirit and He many times speaks the same NOW word to all who have ears to hear.

Note; Prophecy and confirmation, prophecy serves as a confirmation and not a revelation esp. if not found in the bible, if it's a revelation it is a portion of the word that the spirit gives illumination to the preacher, prophet and we just say, wow I did not know that, these sermons, words, prophecies, must be discerned according to he word of God, and not a twisting of, or out of order explanation of a verse that is not fully back up in scripture.

The True Christian has access to the throne, it only is a Revelation, something unknown to the non-believer as we read in -

 1Co 14:24  But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: 

1Co 14:25  And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth. 


To the Christian we are told we are taught, revelations come from the Holy Spirit , esp. If it is a word for you and , or a prediction. Than when you hear one give you a prophecy, it is thus a confirmation, not a revelation. The other is the unlearned, this may be a new Christian, or a Carnal Christin, one who does not know the bible. A true Christian should know the bible, and should be learned, instructed by Preaching, teaching, and most of all by the instruction given from the bible, by the great teacher, The Spirit of our lord.

Example, years ago I was pastoring in a church, a self proclaimed prophet said to this young man , the lord gave a prophecy, " he was to marry this women", this women happen to be the so called prophets best friend. The man looked in horror and said, 'no way, not that women, I do not even like her,. nor do I desire to be married'. This is a false Revelation, not a confirmation, from such things....RUN.

Finally, the last of the 3 words a N.T. prophet is to do in a church no matter how small is.

Comfort Greek=

G3889
παραμυθία
paramuthia
Thayer Definition:
1) any address, whether made for the purpose of persuading, or of arousing and stimulating, or of calming and consoling
1a) consolation, comfort
Part of Speech: noun feminine
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G3888

Note; yet again all 3 uses include Exiting, calling to cation hear.

1) any address, whether made for the purpose of persuading, or of arousing and stimulating, or of calming and consoling

1.persuading

2.arousing

3.stimulating

So in conclusion we see a pattern of what lively prophecy and prophetic preaching is, a source of exiting, calling people to action with conviction, comfort, arousal, and it is stimulating.

This is why every Christian should be filled with the spirit, it is different than a dead church, home , place, where the spirit is quenched and all is dull, and the sermon is like a dead lecture, or a do what ever you want Emerging Church light message.

Concerning being filled with the spirit, I have observed in ministry these many years that people do not fully understand this issue, thanks to faiths, denominations, churches that teach the gifts have ended, and in fact no where in all the word does it say the gifts have ended, it says one day they will, but they are not dead or gone yet, other churches make the filling of the spirit, the baptism in the spirit ,almost mystical, and make a big issue of it, many walk away and do not pray in tongues, and are made to feel like second class Christians, I have had to minister to lit. hundreds over the years who felt this, many churches believe when filled with the spirit you must speak in tongues or your not filled, now the bible teaches that all one must do is ask for the Holy Spirit to fill them, just ask, believe and it is done.

In the N.T. , yes many spoke in tongues and prophesied when they had the Apostles lay hands on them. I have come to believe that once you ask, you receive, fact. It sometimes is not a need of a new filling of the spirit, but a giving of ones self more fully to the lord, the more we give all our heart, everything to the lord, the more he can fill us with this glorious anointing, and it increases as we abound in fruit, fruit is far more important than any gift of the holy spirit, always remember that, you do not know if a tree is real by its gifts, but if it bears good fruit.

You can dance, shout, praise, yell, and after, you live like the devil, or like the world, this is nothing and means nothing, it does not please the lord, they are emotional actions that bear no fruit, the lord is glorified when we abound in fruit not gifts.

Another consideration that is closely related to giving God more of us and we get more of Him is this, many times I have seen ones who did not get a touch, nothing, after talking I found out they had un-forgiveness, anger, hate, prejudice, or unbelief in their heart, once I explained that you must deal with these issues and leave your gift at the altar and go and make amends in person, or if the person is not receptive, or dead, it is in your heart you resolve an issue, as a heart with a sin issue must be dealt with before a baptism can happen, a must, no way around it. It will laterally hinder you from receiving all the Lord has for you. I have seen people repent, in tears and get clean, right and forgiven and than the block is gone and they get it, this is the giving of all our heart to the lord, holding nothing back.

I know Godly anointed men , a few, but some who preach prophetically, anointed and yet have never spoken in tongues, or ever had a word of prophecy, they do not understand their prophetic sermon was indeed prophecy. In Strong's, one of the words for prophet is preacher, did you know that?

So, I exhort you dear reader, I want to call you to action, give your whole heart, mind, soul to the lord and leave the manifestations to Him, in history, after 200 A.D aprox, there were no gifts moving in proper order in the church, they did not stop, they just temporally ended, so men could learn the word and stand on the word with out the need of a prophecy, now since the great Welsh revival in 1904 to 1905 and later, to Azuzu street, the gifts were once again, fully alive and active, the reason if you read church history, men were hungry, unsatisfied with the dull, dead religion, they wanted all the lord had for them, and it started with a deep desire, and full repentance, a lot of repentance and tears, this is the catalyst to the true manifestation of the holy spirit gifts, a broken, humble, contrite heart. A weeping, anguishing, over sin ,repentance, this sets the stage, remember the name of the spirit is the HOLY Spirit, and thus men's life’s and walk, hearts must be prepared in holiness, for with out it, NO MAN shall see God.

I exhort you if you have been seeking and keep feeling nothing, be encouraged the lord already answered your prayer when you asked for the spirit.
Maybe you do not prophesy or speak in tongues or get goose bums, so what are you bearing fruit?

I see in these days we are in, due to all the false, flaky, so called moves of the holy spirit outpourings, false doctrines and the flesh, in this time it seems the lord is holding off the miraculous and for good reason, he is testing us all, judging us all ,to see if we will stay with it and stand on the word in faith, the days ahead will require this, and the Holy Spirit will illuminate the bible to you as your divine guide and teacher into all truth. We have a famine of the word, but to the remnant listen, if the gifts seem to be waning, it is because Judgment begins in the house of God, and the lord tests our hearts and says, if you require, need a sign, or a prophecy, your in trouble for we are still and will always be fully complete in Jesus Christ. I see the lord in silent mode, the calm before the storm, but do not be alarmed, read the word, stand on it by faith and pray with all your heart, the lord has not ,nor will He ever leave you or forsake you, and we have His word on that, no matter what we feel, see, hear or think, Our Lord is faithful amen.