"If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proven, and to be steady on all the battle fronts besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point."
(An unknown author)
"It is greatly to be regretted that those who, in our day, give themselves to the study and exposition of prophecy, seem not to be aware of the immense significance of the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, which was accompanied by the extinction of Jewish national existence, and the dispersion of the Jewish people among all the nations. The failure to recognize the significance of that event, and the vast amount of prophecy which it fulfilled, has been the cause of great confusion, for the necessary consequence of missing the past fulfillment of predicted events is to leave on our hands a mass of prophecies for which we must needs contrive fulfillments in the future. The harmful results are two fold; for first, we are thus deprived of the evidental value, and the support to the faith, of those remarkable fulfillments of prophecy which are so clearly presented to us in authentic contemporary histories; and second, our vision of things to come is greatly obscured and confused by the transference to the future of predicted events which, in fact, have already happened, and whereof complete records have been preserved for our information." Philip Mauro
Gleanings in Revelation 1 -11 by Michael Sullivan
Spoken at Berean Bible Church on February 16th, 2019
School Shooting - Sowing & Reaping: Why now?
Plant carrots - reap carrots. Plant potatoes - reap potatoes.
A number of years ago as school shootings were increasing, we were made aware that our nations schools were becoming infiltrated with school nurses who were aligned with Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider. Through sex education classes, the public schools began promoting and distributing condoms and so-called contraception (The Pill) for young teenage girls. However, "the pill" also acts as an abortifacient by hardening the lining of the womb so that an already conceived child is unable to attach for food and nourishment in order to grow. When these teenage girls get pregnant the school nurse arranges for an abortion (murder) without either of their parents consent. They are sowing death into our nation's schools. Painfully and sadly, we are now reaping the harvest of what is being sown.
Marriage : What is it all about?
Marriage is the very first ministry (bringing Christ into view) that God created. Colossians 1:16 tells us that "....all things were created by him, and for him", Jesus Christ. This earth was created with a specific purpose by God which is revealed to us in the book of Numbers 14:21: "But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord". The apostle Paul further expounds this in Colossians 1:27 : "Christ in you, the hope of glory." God will fill this earth with His glory by putting Christ in every person when they believe the Gospel regarding His Son Who redeemed every single one of us .
When we view the lineage of Jesus in Luke chapter 3, it ends with "Adam, son of God." Adam is a created son of God. Therefore when God commanded Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply, He was telling a son and daughter of God to go and fill the earth with sons and daughters of God and that is what marriage is still all about to this very day. Read more.....
Contraception : Why not?
"8 Then Judah said to Onan, ďSleep with your brotherís wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to raise up offspring for your brother.Ē 9 But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brotherís wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from providing offspring for his brother. 10 What he did was wicked in the Lordís sight; so the Lord put him to death also (Genesis 38)."
It is not easy to understand why, similar to His dis-pleasure at the unfruitful culture of Sodom and Gomorrah, God would put Onan to death also, until we see God's only Son nailed to a wooden cross at Calvary. At the time of His crucifixion Jesus was not married and so He left no son to continue His Great Name in this world. The question facing His Church (the anti-type new Isreal of God that is not hindered by national borders) at the present time is: will we raise up seed (both physical and spiritual) for our Brother? Read more....
The true value or worth, of every Human Being :
On Calvaryís cross, where you and I were ransomed, Jesus Christ measured out His blood equally for each one of us. Not a drop more or a drop less of His blood was for a white man or black man, a male or female, old or young, retarded, crippled, blind, deaf, dumb or precious baby in the womb. He paid an eternal life for each one of us, and that was "while we were yet sinners, Christ loved us and gave himself for us" (Rom 5:8).
Therefore, each individual human being is worth more than all the gold, silver, precious stones, cattle, stocks, bonds, oil, etc., in the universe. All of these resources combined together, could not purchase or equal the value of an eternal life. God has made this declaration of our worth, in His own blood through the person of Jesus Christ. To put any other value on any single member of the human race is an abomination, for "an unjust scales is an abomination to God" (Prov 11:1).
What Then Is Abortion ?
Abortion is the devilís counterfeit sacrifice of that which God accomplished when He sent His only Son (child) Jesus, to be the substitute to die for every persons sins, "for the wages of sin is death." Because Jesus is God (Jn 1:1), He is worth more than everything and everyone that He created. All things were created by Him (Jesus Christ), through Him and for Him (Col 1:16-17). God, the only One Who is worth more than the entire human race which He Himself created, for "every weight in the bag with God is perfect"(Prov 16:11), came to earth to redeem each and everyone of us, and this He magnificently accomplished at Calvary.
Now if God has a human sacrifice, (i.e. His only Son) because of His great love for us, then the devil, the counterfeiter, wants to have human sacrifice also. However, the devil wants it for our destruction. With God, the one (Jesus) was sacrificed for all, but with the devil, all (the babies) are sacrificed for the one. You see, Jesus was without sin, spotless, and blameless; "the lamb of God who would take away the sins of the world". How can the devil get a perfect sacrifice? Since the fall of Adam, all of us are born with original sin or the sin nature. By having the innocent babies sacrificed to him before they are born, satan has the most perfect sacrifice on this side of heaven.
Furthermore, just as abortion is satanís counterfit of the death of Godís Son, "partial birth abortion" is the devilís counterfit of Christís crucifixion. You see, Jesus died a horrible death. His body was tortured, bruised and pulverized for our sins. "He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed" (1 Pet 2:24). Similarly, the devil is not satisfied to just kill the little innocent babies, and so we have here in America, the quasi legalization of this satanic barbaric ritual called "partial birth abortion".
Therefore, knowing that Christ Jesus has already triumphed over every foe of life, making a public spectacle of them at the Cross, we "wrestle not against flesh and blood" (Eph 6:12). For the devil has taken many captive to do his will - to kill, steal and destroy. (2 Tim 2:26; John 10:10)
Evolution : What is it all about?
The Word of God is clear that mankind was created to be male and female only. That God formed the first man out of the dust of the earth and breathed Life into Adam. If the devil can convince otherwise, then he can try to slander Jesus Christ, God The Son, Who was born of the virgin Mary who supposedly would have evolved from an animal.
Most of our churches welcome and applaud creation affirming ministries, yet we sadly lose our testimony if we send our wife's to have their tubes tied or we ourselves submit to a vasectomy. The women of Genesis knew their fertility signs ( Gen 30:16; Gen 19:30-36 ) and those who have been reborn of God's Spirit will learn that they also share in the gift of self control.
Vaccines: What would Jesus do?
We find it extremely difficult to pray " Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven" and then proceed to roll up our sleeves to be vaccinated with vaccines derived from aborted babies. Moral versions used to be available and still are in some countries. Let's seek to remedy this situation. Thankfully, many states in the USA allow exemptions for conscience sake. Timely CHART information can be found here: VACCINES
Participation in Violence or Wars: Why discipleship matters?
"....They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore." (Micah 4:3)
"The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:4) ... our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,.." (Philippans 3:20)
"They will neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." ( Isaiah 11:9 )
"But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem." (Hebrews 12:22)
Pastors, if you knew how to end the slaughter of preborn babies, would you do so? Well now you can and it is amazingly simple to do. We just have to repent of OUR wicked ways (2 Chron 7:14) and return to the first 1930 years of Church teaching, whether Protestant or Catholic.
(1) Teach engaged couples what marriage is all about starting today.
(2) Teach those couples preparing for marriage their own fertility.
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
( 2 Chronicles 7:14 )
Feasts of the Lord - Prequel: The Sabbath Rest (Leviticus 23:1-3)
Feasts of the Lord - Part 1: Feast of Passover (Leviticus 23:4-5)
Feasts of the Lord - Part 2: Feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23: 6-8)
Feasts of the Lord - Part 3: Feast of First Fruits (Leviticus 23: 9-14)
Feasts of the Lord - Part 4: Feast of Pentecost (Leviticus 23: 15-22)
Feasts of the Lord - Part 5: Feast of Trumpets (Leviticus 23: 23-25)
Feasts of the Lord - Part 6: Feast of the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23: 26-32)
Feasts of the Lord - Part 7: Feast of the Day of Atonement (Pt. 2) (Leviticus 23: 26-32)
Feasts of the Lord - Part 8: Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23: 33-44)
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