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Re: Signs that our Lord is near.

Post by everready » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:34 am

Preaching with Power

Pentecost changed everything (Acts 2).

The disciples of Jesus Christ were powerless before Pentecost. And then things changed. Jesus promised, “You will receive power after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you” (Acts 1:8). That was His promise to every believer.

There is no need for the Christian to be powerless today. The baptism of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost was a climatic, demonstrative, once-for-all experience in the upper room in Jerusalem. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the baptism of the believer into Christ by which he becomes a member of the body of Christ. The apostle Paul wrote, “By one Spirit are we all baptized into one body.” We “have all been made to drink into one Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:13). The “baptism” is not a special endowment of power from the Holy Spirit for service. It is His work of placing the born again person into the body of Christ. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit.

There is therefore no reason for us to spend one day without the power of God. The early church is a demonstration of that power in preaching and daily living. It is the normal Christian life. “One baptism; many fillings.”

The early Christians stormed the citadels of hell and won. But they could never have done it without the presence of the Holy Spirit within them. They were under His control, guided by the Spirit, taught by the Spirit, empowered by the Spirit, and illuminated by the Spirit. These early believers were valiant, daring, dauntless, and undismayed in every situation.

What happened? Why the radical change in the lives of the disciples? They were under the control of the Spirit of God and for that simple reason they were filled to overflowing. His presence makes all the difference.

“And with great power the apostles were giving witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all” (Acts 4:33).

If you are a born again believer in Jesus Christ you do not have to pray and wait for the baptism of the Spirit. He has already baptized you into the body of Christ. Yield yourself to Him. Make yourself available to Him to do in and through you His eternal purposes.

We should be content with nothing less in the Christian life. The government and religious leaders could not shut the disciples up. The declared, “We cannot stop speaking what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20). They were living bold witnesses of Jesus Christ.

“And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak the word of God with boldness” (Acts 4:31). “And with great power the apostles were giving witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all” (v. 33).

There was no magic formula or methodology. They simply said Lord here am I. They made themselves available to Him and obeyed His Word. They needed the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and He gave it. Each believer is made a witness of Jesus Christ. The infilling Holy Spirit instantly prepares all for spiritual ministry.

True New Testament preaching is proclamation of truth through the personality in the power of the Holy Spirit. It is the God-controlled man He uses. We don’t need dialogue and entertainment; we need Christ preached in the power of the presence of the Spirit of God.

Selah!

Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006


http://www.abideinchrist.com/selah/sep24.html

I know this power is for today, we have been lulled to sleep we not only are blind our ears are plugged up, we are a generation that has surrendered to todays daily news, stories on what has become the greatest damnable tool of Satan, give up?

TELEVISION!!!

How many of us have heard Godly men preach repentance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjJDGj3o ... re=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7UyZYpe ... re=channel

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Re: Signs that our Lord is near.

Post by everready » Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:44 am

Its coming soon to your nearest neighborhood, as we see the acceptance of Islamic ways around the globe more and more in our prisons classrooms where ever their invited or allowed to spread their propaganda.


Mourners Protest Islamic Attacks on Copts in Egypt

Muslim assailant gruesomely slays Christian, attacks two others with knife.
ISTANBUL, September 23 (CDN) — A funeral for a Coptic Christian gruesomely killed on a village street north of Cairo by a Muslim assailant last week turned into a protest by hundreds of demonstrators in Egypt.

Galal Nasr el-Dardiri, 35, attacked 63-year-old Abdu Georgy in front of the victim’s shop in Behnay village the afternoon of Sept. 16, according to research by a local journalist. Other Copts watched in horror as El-Dardiri stabbed Georgy five times in the back, according to interviews by Gamal Gerges, a reporter for newspaper Al-Youm al-Sabeh.

As Georgy fell to the ground, El-Dardiri took his knife and stabbed him four times in the stomach. He then disemboweled him, slit his throat and began sawing off his head, according to Gerges. The Rev. Stephanos Aazer, a Coptic priest who knew Georgy and saw photographs of his mutilated body, said the victim’s head was attached to the body by a small piece of flesh.

After killing Georgy, El-Dardiri got on a motorcycle and rode 30 minutes to another town, where he found Coptic shopkeeper Boils Eid Messiha, 40, and stabbed him twice in the stomach, according to Gerges. El-Dardiri immediately left the scene, went to nearby Mit Afif and allegedly attacked Hany Barsom Soliman. Soliman, a Copt in his mid-20s, managed to fight him off.

Messiha was taken to a hospital where he has been operated on at least five times. He remained in intensive care at press time. Soliman suffered lacerations to his arms but was otherwise unharmed.

On Thursday afternoon (Sept. 17), about 1,000 people gathered at Georgy’s funeral to protest the killing and assaults on Coptic Christians. Protestors chanted that Georgy’s “blood was not [spilled] in vain” as they carried signs that read, “Where are you, government? The terrorists are going to kill us.”

Aazer and several other priests participated in the demonstration. Aazer, of the Behnay area, confirmed that police had been monitoring local Copts and even tracking telephone conversations of clergy.

El-Dardiri was arrested on Thursday (Sept. 17) in Cairo and has been charged with murder. It was unclear when he would appear in court.

Ibrahim Habib, chairman of United Copts Great Britain, said Egypt has encouraged the type of “radicalization” that has led to such attacks.

It is the Egyptian government’s responsibility now to stop the persecution and victimization of its Coptic minority by Islamic fundamentalists,” he said. “The persecution and victimization of the Christians in Egypt has been persistent for three decades and recently escalated to a worrying tempo.”

Habib added that Egypt needs to root out Islamic extremists from government agencies, “including the Egyptian police, which frequently show complacency or collusion with the Islamists against the peaceful Christians.”
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Re: Signs that our Lord is near.

Post by XpensivelyBot » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:14 am

everready wrote:Its coming soon to your nearest neighborhood, as we see the acceptance of Islamic ways around the globe more and more in our prisons classrooms where ever their invited or allowed to spread their propaganda.


Mourners Protest Islamic Attacks on Copts in Egypt

Muslim assailant gruesomely slays Christian, attacks two others with knife.
ISTANBUL, September 23 (CDN) — A funeral for a Coptic Christian gruesomely killed on a village street north of Cairo by a Muslim assailant last week turned into a protest by hundreds of demonstrators in Egypt.

Galal Nasr el-Dardiri, 35, attacked 63-year-old Abdu Georgy in front of the victim’s shop in Behnay village the afternoon of Sept. 16, according to research by a local journalist. Other Copts watched in horror as El-Dardiri stabbed Georgy five times in the back, according to interviews by Gamal Gerges, a reporter for newspaper Al-Youm al-Sabeh.

As Georgy fell to the ground, El-Dardiri took his knife and stabbed him four times in the stomach. He then disemboweled him, slit his throat and began sawing off his head, according to Gerges. The Rev. Stephanos Aazer, a Coptic priest who knew Georgy and saw photographs of his mutilated body, said the victim’s head was attached to the body by a small piece of flesh.

After killing Georgy, El-Dardiri got on a motorcycle and rode 30 minutes to another town, where he found Coptic shopkeeper Boils Eid Messiha, 40, and stabbed him twice in the stomach, according to Gerges. El-Dardiri immediately left the scene, went to nearby Mit Afif and allegedly attacked Hany Barsom Soliman. Soliman, a Copt in his mid-20s, managed to fight him off.

Messiha was taken to a hospital where he has been operated on at least five times. He remained in intensive care at press time. Soliman suffered lacerations to his arms but was otherwise unharmed.

On Thursday afternoon (Sept. 17), about 1,000 people gathered at Georgy’s funeral to protest the killing and assaults on Coptic Christians. Protestors chanted that Georgy’s “blood was not [spilled] in vain” as they carried signs that read, “Where are you, government? The terrorists are going to kill us.”

Aazer and several other priests participated in the demonstration. Aazer, of the Behnay area, confirmed that police had been monitoring local Copts and even tracking telephone conversations of clergy.

El-Dardiri was arrested on Thursday (Sept. 17) in Cairo and has been charged with murder. It was unclear when he would appear in court.

Ibrahim Habib, chairman of United Copts Great Britain, said Egypt has encouraged the type of “radicalization” that has led to such attacks.

It is the Egyptian government’s responsibility now to stop the persecution and victimization of its Coptic minority by Islamic fundamentalists,” he said. “The persecution and victimization of the Christians in Egypt has been persistent for three decades and recently escalated to a worrying tempo.”

Habib added that Egypt needs to root out Islamic extremists from government agencies, “including the Egyptian police, which frequently show complacency or collusion with the Islamists against the peaceful Christians.”



I have not been here in a long, long time, but I just decided to drop by for a moment.
You might find these to be some helpful resources for research:

Bible Prophecy Today
http://www.bible-prophecy-today.blogspot.com/

End Time News
http://www.nuggetnetreview.com

Prophecy Today: Current Events in Light of God's Word
http://www.prophecytoday.com/

Israel Update
http://www.ddolan.com/

A New Dark Age is Coming
http://librabunda.blogspot.com/

King World News
http://www.kingworldnews.com/kingworldn ... _News.html

Russia Today
http://rt.com/

Political Analysis, Espionage, Terrorism, Security
http://www.debka.com/index1.php

The People's Cube
http://www.thepeoplescube.com/

Bare Naked Islam
http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/

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Re: Signs that our Lord is near.

Post by everready » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:48 am

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Lets strike up the band..

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Re: Signs that our Lord is near.

Post by everready » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:43 pm

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This bunch really gets me started, the world of false teachers.

http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/fpr ... ml#amurray

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Make no mistake we are living in the last days.. everyone we meet in a greeting should be "Do You Know Jesus" God will give us power and authority to overcome that wicked one.
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