Sunny days wrote: The Trump might not be a Christ follower but what qualifies Obama for the Oval Office? Either way it goes the Word says that He ordains all leaders. We can vote but it is in the Lords hands.
I am convinced that if Christians refrained from voting and instead devoted themselves to prayer, according to Psalm 67 (my favorite for nations), the Lord would bless us.
Where in God's word have we been told what wicked man to vote for? We have to choose who the most wicked one is. It is sad that we are asking a group of men to meet our needs, to give us what WE want. We don't what those opposing us to have their needs met, regardless of what they are. We esteem one man above another.
We see that even with voting the world is getting more and more alienated from God. So how can voting for the less wicked, or what appears the more righteous, be justified?
It is sad when a man lets us know that he can actually buy an election because others have done so. This is a Catch 22.
Though I don't find Trump statesmanlike, I would vote for him because the others are run-of-the-mill candidates. And, and, the thing is Evangelicals have already screwed up America.
You don't have to guess who will be paying for the upkeep of these refugees.
Also, now that we've allowed many mosques to be built for Christ-haters, what's to stop terror in our neighborhoods?
What is terribly sad is that the street preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is considered, more and more, hate speech. How will we be able to evangelize them without being sued, or hailed into court by some God-hating American lawyer?
This is exactly why Christians should not engage in portraying anything or anyone in heaven or earth. It is idolatry. But then, some mindless people in many churches with defend having a picture of . . . hanging in the front of the church, or the vestibule. By now we all should have learned that images put us in bondage.
Since man-made images of the heavenly is forbidden, we have to contend with an earthly image - Santa Clause.
Great Sermon! Saint Scott Brown,
my deepest prayer is that all listeners of this audio will be blessed a much as I have been.
He has blessed you and the speakers that feed sheep.
Thank you and may our great God continue to give you wisdom.
Christopher000 wrote: The earths atmosphere was much, much different during the life of Methuselah. Everything was larger, much, much larger, as evidenced by the fossils, and lived longer, including humans. The air was pure, and the oxygen content was potent, not to mention God allowed the old ages back then. He doesn't allow it today so I find it impossible to believe there is any man alive today who is 238 years old.
Stand back and see the salvation of the Lord. The Lord, Yahweh, raised up Pharaoh for His specific purpose. Let's contemplate the reason Obama was elected president by the masses. Yes, by the masses.
Obama is disclosing the heart of the people who voted him in as much as the hearts of those in Congress, Fox News, etc.
Donald Trump is doing the same thing. And, I hope Donald Trump is the next president although I did not like his comments about the sitting president. Trump can't be bought. He is exposing things we are award of but won't do anything about; except vote blindly, then complain.
Cody wrote: also check out 1 Timothy 3: 1-7 the qualifications of a pastor / bishop
Bring her before the one who judges righteously; as those who brought the woman caught in adultery. He alone will fix it when we pray, believing that His will will be done by delivering us from the evil one.
Praying for him is an expression of just how much we perceive the love of God towards us. And, love covers a multitude of sins we have in our thought life; that we are not like that other man.
So if you are without sin, publish this man's abroad.
Dolores wrote: Penned it couldn't have already occured read the whole chapter of Matt: 24 and then tell me all these things have already happened that Jesus said would occur after the Abomination of desolation. Sorry, but I can't see it. Not saying I am right and you are wrong. You have insight into things that I don't ..others also and we learn from each other. Not asking anyone to agree with me because it's not that important to debate on. Like Dave pointed out, only God knows for sure, all we are suppose to do is work until He comes while it's still day.
There you self righteous people go again - speaking things you ought not. The anti Christ is one who takes hold of the prostitute and accuses her before Jesus. They would not pray for her or give her the truth. They were just like her - sinners; but not recognizing themselves as being in the same judgment. Ironically, they did bring her to the right person, the Righteous Judge.
Take Obama to Jesus. He is the only one who can deliver. In the meantime, listen to the word of God and pray for those in authority. Keep thy lips from speaking evil. You don't know what is in the heart of a man. Only Obama knows what his intentions are.
Great Sermon! Thank you, Aliyah for recommending this sermon. I always enjoy this preacher who has the heart of God, and demonstrates His mercy.
It is good to be reminded of what happens to man when he listens to man and not God; especially in times like these.
none wrote: " Great words proclaimed on the Senate floor which is a great idea. However it will have fallen on a majority of deaf ears belonging to people who will prefer Sodom Gomorrah and hell rather than the Bible and heaven. Even though they don't even understand what its all about.
This kind of assumption seems to be a prevailing thought among Christians. We don't know what God will do. He is looking for a man whose heart is fully devoted to Him; one who believes the promises he gave for those who know their God. He wants to do great exploits. He is able to open the eyes of their understanding. This is what we should pray for in expectation.
we cannot continue discouraging believers by conveying untruths and doubt about a God who says He will answer our prayers. We are to pray for all who are in authority. Why?
Then we are to lead quiet lives; not meddling in everyone business. We must remain focused on this one who works all things after the counsel of His own will. Not ours.
Pray for this senator that he becomes even stronger in his fight against Goliath.
Psalm 2:1-4 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision."
But for Your people, Lord, deliver us from our enemies, defend us from them that rise up against Thee. Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through You we shall do valantly: for You shall tread down our enemies. We will sing of Thy power; and Thy mercy: for You have been our defense and refuge in the days of trouble. Psalm 57:5-7 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth. They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah. My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. In Thee do we put our trust: let us never be put to confusion 71:1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake. Why should the heathen say, 'Where is thy God?'
Jim Lincoln, "Christians are all saved in Christ, but differences in race backgrounds are pointed out,. . . " and are divisive. When one sees himself as inheriting his origin from a source apart from Adam in the first creation, and Noah in the subsequent renewed creation (And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; (Acts 17:26), we have wars, diseases, famines, etc. and evil empires vying to rule men with like beliefs.
There is one nation God values. It is a holy nation. The nation that knows the intent of God in make one new man in Christ. this "Holyn nation" reconciles others to the truth of God's word. This nation understands the importance of going against the culture for His name's sake. What God hath joined together, let no man separate. There is only one race (nation) gathered in the only name that matters. The mention of 'races' is only to show that reconciliation is sought for all men of all races (nations), from all corners of the globe, Jim Lincoln.
Allie, I truly believe that we say things that become actualities; such as "They will likely have a hard time getting other employment and maintaing anonymity now."
We carelessly give "strength" to our enemies by preparing people to expect certain reactions/responses. For example: When we are told that gas prices will soar, we expect this. Rather than shocking us, we become less reactive. It becomes palatable because we waited for it to become reality.
Now if we strengthened the believer and gave glory and strength and power to the Lord, and silently lived in expectation of him to deliver and provide, the Lord would give us what we hope for. Our expectations of of Him. All of the promises in Christ are yes and amen. He is our provision, our provider and will never leave us nor forsake us.
We really need to come into a greater trust that His will is being accomplished. Too often we become sidetracked; forgetting that we are to look for what God will do in these situations
Pray that they will be strengthened in the inward man and that God will be glorified in the choices they made.
Thanks so much for your fruitful reminder of our faith walk. It is indeed not by sight. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God.
We have to be careful of not presenting ourselves as not being like other men, or having attained.
Daniel called upon his God, and ours, to show Himself strong in battle. We must do the same; wielding the word with expectations.
A "Christian flag?" Who authorized such? Isn't this much like medals worn as jewelry by the wicked and the righteous (self)? The world does not recognize who we are just as it did not recognize our savior; in the days of his flesh. The world is blinded by the temporal.
Thanks again for bring us to our knees. This posture allows us to see what God is doing even now in the midst of a perverse generation. The generation of which we were once a part. But He regenerated us and washed us and gave us an eternal and grateful perpective.