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>> The Heresy of Niceness.

This is a must see. The danger of being careful about Christian Image.

Click here for the video clip of Rebecca Pippert speaking on the Subject: "The Heresy of Niceness."

Ananias and Sapphira secretly indulged in carefulness about their Christian 'image'.

They died in the presence of the transparent power of the Lord (because of their lie), in the midst of his resurrection empowered Church. [Acts 5:1-10.]

Because of Spirit dryness in the Church today, all Image judgment if not expedited here, will not fail the spot light at the finish line, and the process of rewards accounting on that day. No fake enters there.

Every believer that has a fierce struggle with sin and acknowledges such before the Lord in a genuine fight to win through with him, without the projection of false image will be perfected and "overcome at the last" [Genesis 49:19.] Praise the Lord!

* THINKING IT OVER. *

Psalm 92:5 (KJV)
"O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy  thoughts are very deep."


>> This TIO (Meditation) Duration.

Monday 15th. December  2014

to

Sunday 21st. December 2014.

>> The following is number 51 in this series, and all has sprung out from the restoration of the Temple in the book of Ezra. In particular all up to this stage has stemmned from the laying of the foundation, Ezra 3:10-13. And now the war begins against all that may be built upon this foundation to contain the Glory of God.

 Ezra 10:11 (KJV)
"Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves ....."

|| The Deadly Mix. ||

The men of Israel had married "strange wives" and all of Jerusalem was infected with a tolerance of evil. The word 'strange' means - foreign, non-relative, adulterous, different, wonderful. [Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.]

The devil in his modern world has become very clever at making sin 'wonderful' to the point (as we read in Isaiah [Isaiah 5:20.] concerning the last days) of calling evil 'good' and calling good 'evil'. There was something (as the Hebrew puts it) 'wonderful' and attractive about the heathen wives that the men of Israel had married but they were 'non-relative' and a drag away influence of the Israelites from the Lord and Ezra was devastated at the heathen tarnish upon the people of the Lord.

|| Non-relative. ||

Ezra's call to this "non-relative" mess was to - "separate yourselves". Now we need to watch out here for over stretch with this issue. Paul gave strong directions to the Corinthian Church to separate from the work of sin in the midst which was an association that was 'non-relative' to Christ. For the Church to continue 'relative' to the Lord the brazen self willed offending matter was to be settled and made right. Paul then says that to be separate from all the grind of sin in the world "we must needs go out of this world" [1 Corinthians 5:10.] which, of course is a reversal of the Lord's calling to be his witness in this world for him.

|| Still Blessed though in the Midst of Mess: ||

The real matter is not what is the unsavory condition of my employment but does my job encroach upon my relationship with the Lord. We are instructed to please even a froward and obnoxious boss. [1 Peter 2:18.] You may work among the worst bunch of heathens given over to every sin; and though this may be grievous to bear, yet you are able to do your job with a completely clear conscience; happy to be a true witness for Christ and his grace of salvation. Then on the other hand, if your boss was to promote you to a supervision role with the request to deceive and be dishonest in your handling of staff personnel, then such a situation would bring you out of favour with the Lord and aloof from his blessing.

There are a whole raft of matters that we may allow to be related to us that the Lord detests and calls us to be separated from that we might "INHERIT A BLESSING". [1 Peter 3:9.]

Will the Lord bless us if we go into business with a person that does not know the Lord? Paul protests - "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?" [2 Corinthians 6:14.] How many Christians are doing this today and with what disastrous consequences!

More to follow on this very important and 'relative' matter for us all in these days to be, and continue as learners in the exciting Discipleship School of the Lord Jesus Christ that is Heavenly education for the successful inheritance of rich Eternal blessing.

 Click Here: Michael W. Smith - I'll lead you home.

                                              Click Here: Alternative Song - Four days late.

                                              Click Here: Alternative Song - Take me back

 The Lord Bless. He does the Best. As by faith in him we Rest.

Grant.

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TIO Nutshell Thought.

separated unto the Lord means you will be glued to the world for whom he died to not partake of their sin but be part of their salvation with eternal Glory!

Look, listen and enjoy the much loved Gospel singer of Chicago - Jessy Dixon singing - "Gone". This song is about the resurrection of Christ and his glorious triumph over the grave.

Jessy went home to be with the Lord in 2011 at the age of 73.

Notice the expressions on the faces, and the tears, at the thrill of this Glorious truth of the song.

Click Here for the video song clip and JOY - "Gone"

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A must experience interview with Russ Taff.

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Russ sings the beautiful song - "Praise the Lord."

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**Special Inclusion **

A very precious encouragement from Paul Washer.

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Marriage incompatibilities are the express purpose and blessing of God.

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"Pastors and the Church Part 4."

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Glorious Word at His feet. | Print |  E-mail
Written by Grant Hayman   

** Words Of Life. **

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(Tuesday 29th. October 2013.)

"...........They sit down at Your feet; Everyone shall receive of thy words". [Deuteronomy 33:3.]

THINKING IT OVER:

* Glorious Word at His feet. *

These words of Moses are given to the children of Israel just before his death and the standing in of Joshua to lead the people over the Jordan river and into the Promised Land. Moses, in the following words of this chapter is pronouncing upon the people, blessing that they are about to enter into. These projected or prophesied blessings are the direct result of ..... sitting at the Lord's feet and Receiving his Word. In that special home where Jesus loved to visit, Mary sat at Jesus feet hearing his Word. There is wonderful blessing as we sit at the Lord's feet and receive his Word. Sitting at the feet of the Lord is the humble position required to receive blessing from the Word of God. James said ... "Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls." [James 1:21] 

The Lord is able to engraft his living Word so that it becomes part of us and quickens us with His Life if we come humbly at his feet. "Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off." [Psalm 138:6.] How close are you to the Lord? Do you love to listen to him? Mary loved to sit at Jesus feet and hear his Word; Jesus said that Mary deliberately chose that "good part". This is where good things Happen. There is no better place to be! We behold "as in a glass the Glory of the Lord" in his Word sitting at his feet. - "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." [2 corinthians 3:18.]

We see Mary again at the grave side of her brother Lazarus, and again she is the one who "fell down at his feet" [John 11:32.] but this time it is in expression of all her heart for her brother who has died. This family experienced resurrection Life because there was a receiving of the Word of God with meekness and lowliness of mind and there was a yielded and open heart towards the Lord in everything. This family experienced sorrow being turned into unspeakable joy - Life from the dead.

If we want to experience resurrection Life in our homes, in our marriage and in our Church, then we need like Mary to fall at his feet, pour out our hearts to him, receive his Word and follow him. If we want unspeakable joy of the Lord's goodness and power, then have we chosen that 'good part' of sitting at the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ and receiving his Word with an open and lowly heart? Jesus said to Martha that if she believed she would see the Glory of God. Though Martha was as Jesus said ... "careful and troubled about many things" and "one thing is needful" [Luke 10:41-42] yet Martha also heard the Word of God and benefited as Jesus spoke to Mary! The Glory of God does not fail to come to those who rejoice in the Word of God and deliberately choose to spend time and heart there. Just as in our text - those who sat at the Lord's feet and received the Word of God, entered into the Promised Land "flowing with milk and honey" of the great purposes, goodness and blessing of God.

God Bless.
 
 

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