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The marks of false prophets

2 Peter 2:1 warns us that just as there were false prophets in Israel, there would be false teachers in the church in the last days. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 also warns us of a great falling away within the church as the time of Antichrist nears. Ancient Israel experienced a great falling away period right… Continue reading The marks of false prophets

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A time of honoring fools

One of many negative marks of the times we're living in is that many in society bend over backwards to place fools on pedestals to give them honor they really don't deserve. We as Christians are told several times to avoid commending fools and to avoid having them in our company on a regular basis.… Continue reading A time of honoring fools

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Faithful ambassadors

When our Heavenly Father draws us to himself to be saved, among the many things that come with that relationship is the fact he employs us as his ambassadors, authorized representatives and/or messengers for his kingdom. It is truly an honor to hold that distinction for the King above all kings. As his representatives, we… Continue reading Faithful ambassadors

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It’s frustrating to see the wicked prosper

I'll be honest. It's exasperating to see how often evil people get away with all their wicked schemes, especially when they become prosperous because of it, in the world or church. I've often wondered why God is quick to call my faults to my attention and put up hurdles or walls for me until I… Continue reading It’s frustrating to see the wicked prosper

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Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord

When we are targeted by our enemies, it is part of our human nature to want to actively defend ourselves, whether it's shouting a person down, using violence to defend against their violence, or taking them to court. Sometimes those reactions are justifiable. Then there are times the Lord may want us to handle things… Continue reading Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord

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Where true saints should never fear to tread

Right before Moses died, he gave Israel a rousing benediction in Deuteronomy 33. It may have been addressed to that ancient nation, but the principle of that Holy Spirit-filled benediction can be applied to Christ's church, the spiritual Israel (see Galatians 6:15-16; Ephesians 2:12-13). Nevertheless, to be clear when I say that, I  don't mean… Continue reading Where true saints should never fear to tread

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For Christ’s sake, the sake of others, and your own, have a vision

Having visions from Jehovah God is paramount to an individual's spiritual well-being and to a community's well-being also. By "visions," I mean something genuine that goes beyond fake stuff in some Christian circles such as Benny Hinn causing whole groups of people to fall out while at the foot of his stage. Proverbs 29:15 states,… Continue reading For Christ’s sake, the sake of others, and your own, have a vision

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How and why God outlawed mob rule and evil quid pro quo

When God called Israel out of Egypt, his goal was to establish a godly, lawful society that would prosper and be different than the idolatrous, lawless societies that were predominant in that day--the same reasons the church is called out of the world today. Their lawlessness and idolatry went hand-in-hand and served only to weaken… Continue reading How and why God outlawed mob rule and evil quid pro quo

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The value of godly prudence

Chances are that if you are a saint who has sought out and embraced godly wisdom, you also have an attribute called prudence. What is prudence? According to Webster's 1828 dictionary, which defined words based on Biblical contexts, prudence is "wisdom applied to practice." Taking into account Bible verses that mention it, a prudent person… Continue reading The value of godly prudence

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The type of fasting that gets God’s attention

Fasting is a powerful spiritual tool that God has given us to use to make a difference in this dark world. It is so powerful that when it's used alongside prayer, evil spirits can be sent fleeing (Mark 9:17-29). On the other hand, in order for it to be effective, when we use it we… Continue reading The type of fasting that gets God’s attention