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The Love Gospel

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By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

Genuine Love

The love of God is not a watering down of God’s principles; it is an upholding of God’s principles when you carefully look at it. Sadly it is true that many fallen churches uphold the love gospel while they disregard absolute and correct law adherence. They say that the law is not as important as the love of God and because of this, every one who upholds the love gospel is identified with that kind of mentality of the fallen churches. Satan has painted a picture that true law keepers as not loving and loveable Christians; they teach judgment and law, legalism; they are void of God’s love. That is the picture that Satan draws.

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4. The Harmony of Heaven

 

By John Thiel

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 6:1-3 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, [is] the LORD of hosts: the whole earth [is] full of his glory. Read the rest of this entry

When Pigs Fly


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Is it possible to live a perfect holy life in this present world? I mentioned this when I was younger and the response was ‘when pigs fly’ you can live perfect in this life. It is a phrase that is used to imply it is just impossible; it’s never going to happen. It is the response of many that it is impossible to overcome sin in this life. I am very surprised how many people don’t believe that you can; that there is a way to live without sin in this present world, as in not sinning. Many people don’t believe it yet they call themselves believers and teach ‘just believe and you will be saved yet they don’t believe.

Do you believe that there is a way to overcome all the defects of your character? We will look at what the Bible has to say because the response of the majority is ‘when the pigs fly.’ Read the rest of this entry

Life Giving, Healing Love

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

God Loved the Sinner

The love of God extended to us needs frequent consideration; why? Why do we need to think about the love of God all the time; frequently? The reality is that unless we do, we will miss receiving it because God’s love is an unobtrusive love. He never presses His love upon us. If we are sick mentally, spiritually or physically, God has given us love to heal us but we need to actually drink that in. In His unobtrusive love, consider how unobtrusive this is. Many times we just express the words of John 3:16 and we miss some precious elements within them.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

Who does God love? The world, that means every human being He loves so much that He was prepared to give them His only begotten Son; but will all the world benefit?

John 3:16 …that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

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Distractions to the Cause


By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

Martin Luther wrote the hymn ‘A Mighty Fortress is our God’. He knew what he was talking about as he knew that this world though filled with devils may threaten to undo us, we have nothing to fear for God has willed His truth to triumph through us. Some of those words, all the content of those words bring us to an appreciation that there is a warfare going on. The warfare is the upholding of the great cause that Jesus Christ came to this earth for and Satan wants to distract us from that cause.

The Present Work

I then saw the third angel. Said my accompanying angel, “Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly garner. These things should engross the whole mind, the whole attention.” {EW 118.1}

Engross the whole mind, the whole attention …what things? The weeds and the wheat. Are you a weed, or are you a wheat? If you don’t want to be a weed, receive the engrafted word of God. Let it be a product within your heart and then be aware that now at this very present time the angel of Revelation 14, the third angel, is separating the weeds from the wheat, separating people. This should engross our whole mind, our whole attention. Read the rest of this entry

Dress Reform around the World

Proverbs 31:30 Favour [is] deceitful, and beauty [is] vain: [but] a woman [that] feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

Christ is leading out a people, and bringing them into the unity of the faith, that they may be one, as He is one with the Father. Differences of opinion must be yielded, that all may come into union with the body, that they may have one mind and one judgment. 1 Corinthians 1:10: “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” Romans 15:5, 6: “Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: that ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 2:2: “Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” {1T 324.1}

Is it fanaticism?

When we reach the standard that the Lord would have us reach, worldlings will regard Seventh-day Adventists as odd, singular, straight-laced extremists. “We are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.” {RH, January 9, 1894 par. 10}

Steffy – California USA

“Thanks for presenting the dress reform and I appreciate that very much. I grew up with Adventists all around me since I was born and I live in Loma Linda for most of my life 22 years since this year 2013. I didn’t follow the messages on what it means to be a Godly woman. Therefore I rebelled against God many times before I came into the present truth a few years ago and started learning more about reform. The dress reform was still new to me even though I grew up in Loma Linda filled with Adventists. As a young woman, I see that my professed Adventist friends and women ministers wore short dresses and high heels to attract others and I was influenced greatly. Rarely I see any women who can stand up and conform to God’s messages to the last days. Presently, I want to inspire others and be a daughter of God. My intention is not to attract men to lust, but to consistently walk in His spirit, learn more truths each day because God is coming very very soon, and to be a Godly influence to others inside and outside how we present to others. Grace and peace to you.  (Prov. 31:30 kjv)”

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Confirmed in the Testimony of Jesus


By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

The beautiful appeals of Jesus’ voice calling us and the deep emotional comfort that is found in the meditation of these words. We can hear His voice calling us; and as we come to Him, He draws us closer and answers us according to our inward need.:

Though coming weak and vile,

Thou dost my strength assure;

Come unto Me and rest;

Lay down, thou weary one, lay down

Thy head upon My breast.

We have been trying to reach for someone we cannot see, someone that we couldn’t hear with our ears, someone that would seem to be elusive to our sense; yet we learnt that He does speak to us through His words. As it says in Isaiah, we are to search in the book of the Lord and all Christians believe that the Bible is indeed the book of the Lord. The closeness of the Lord to us is here brought to our appreciation:

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The Israel of God Versus the Israelites of the Flesh

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

The concept that the Jews are God’s people and that Jesus is going to bring back His nation and dwell in Jerusalem with them for a thousand years is being taught by the various different churches.

We want to examine the Bible in regards to Israel and let the Bible speak for itself. It will illuminate our minds as to who is Israel.

As we look in the Scriptures, the God of heaven has chosen a people and made a nation. His very personal own nation. We read of it where the birth of His nation was foreshadowed:

The People of God

Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I [am] the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. 2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, 4 As for me, behold, my covenant [is] with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. 5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. 7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

Any Jew who reads that will tell you, “See, we are to be in God’s expectation, a nation for eternity.” That is precisely where the Israeli confidence comes from. That they are God’s people because a promise has been made: Read the rest of this entry

God’s Sacrifice to Save


By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

Our exploration into the infinite love of God that we are seeking to penetrate in our meditations, take us in this study to the Hebrew sanctuary to explore a particular element of God’s love. The holy God, the one we have been singing of where we used those words of His greatness as revealed in the starry skies:

“Lord of all being throned afar. Lord of all life, below, above.”

Him we have been singing to and addressing, this holy God far removed from sin and sinners came to the Hebrews. What did He have to witness in reference to the Hebrews?

Ezekiel 20:5 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the LORD your God; 6 In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands: 7 Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. 8 But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt. 9 But I wrought for my name’s sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt. 10 Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness. Read the rest of this entry

A New Commandment


That dying love Thou gavest me, nor should I ought withhold, dear Lord from Thee. In love my soul would bow, my heart fulfil its vow, some offering bring Thee now.

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

We are to respond to such a love, to sacrifice all for Him. That which we want to meditate about now is to sacrifice something for Him in regards to our relationship. We know well how the Ten Commandments are the laws of relationships, the relationship between God and us and us with one another. These commandments of God have been chronicled for the revelation to all humanity and they are indeed summarised here. Let us appreciate what God has said in reference to these Ten Commandments in their summary.

Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD. Read the rest of this entry

An Expose of God’s Love

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

The big problem in modern Christianity today is that people do not believe that the Ten Commandments can be perfectly kept. They do not believe that Jesus can save us from sin so that we can have sinless perfection. Here the love of God has been given us so that we can believe that because the love of God is something that motivates to sinlessness and to perfect obedience. Read the rest of this entry

To Know Nothing but Christ


By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

I want you to fall in love with the Man of Calvary, so that at every step you can say to the world, His “ways are ways of pleasantness, and all” His “paths are peace” (Proverbs 3:17). . . . {HP 354.3}

It is my burden that everyone who hears the words I proclaim will fall in love with Jesus.  There was one who did fall in love with Him. He is the one of our scripture reading. What someone does when they have fallen in love with somebody is expressed here:

1 Corinthians 2:1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

They can’t help but talk about that person. The apostle Paul says, I don’t come to you with oratory, with the wisdom that is engendered in those who are the public speakers.

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

In our last study I shared the falling in love with Jesus that when somebody falls in love with Him I quoted:

With whom are our thoughts? Upon whom do we love to converse? Who has our warmest affections and our best energies? If we are on the Lord’s side, our thoughts are with Him, and our sweetest thoughts are of Him. {2T 262.2}

If we believe in Jesus, we will love to think of Him, love to talk of Him, love to pray to Him. He is supreme in our affections. We love that which Christ loves, and hate that which Christ hates. . . . {OHC 338.3} Read the rest of this entry

A Still Small Voice

Hebrews 3:6 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

3:8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

We have a sense of confidence that caused us to believe in hope but what must we now do? Hold fast firm unto the end. As we experienced the fine tuning to the voice of God within from the word outside, the Holy Ghost says; “If you hear my voice harden not your heart.” Read the rest of this entry

The Alpha and Omega of Apostasy


By Peter Lausevic

When you think of the word omega you think of the Greek word for end.

2 Kings 17:12 For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing. 13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, [and by] all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments [and] my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.

Israel was the northern kingdom and Judah was the southern kingdom. Both these kingdoms were having a problem with apostasy. How did God testify to them; by all the prophets? God spoke to them by prophets as He wanted to save them.

2 Kings 17:14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God. 15 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that [were] round about them, [concerning] whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them. 16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, [even] two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. 17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. Read the rest of this entry

03 Safe Inside

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You are and I am a whole lot of decisions we have made in the past. What you have done when you were a child and teenager has impacted on who you are today. Does that make sense? Have you made the most important decision of your life? The first study I shared in this series ‘The gospel In Genesis’ was ‘A Chance to Choose’. The devil doesn’t give his people a chance to choose. Oppression and dictatorship doesn’t but God does. God gives His people freedom to choose life or death. That decision that we are to all make will make us somebody.

We are based upon our decisions in the past. We have to understand that we ourselves, are progressive. Character is progressive, it never stops. It is like time or the tide, you can never stop your character development, you can’t stop it. If you lie in bed all your life, your character will be built according to that decision. You can’t stop it. You can’t choose not to make a choice. In fact if you choose not to choose, you have made a choice already not to choose. But sometimes as Christians, do you ever wonder whether you are the Lords? Do you ever think, has the Lord received me? Do I belong to God? Have I chosen Him? Read the rest of this entry

From Defeat to Victory

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By John Thiel

The night is dark and I am far from home. Is that true?  Is the night dark? We live according to the Word of God in a time of gross darkness. The danger for us is that we may not know it, but because we have living truth that has been given us through the three angels’ messages we become more conscious of it. So indeed, you and I, who dwell under the three angels’ messages are aware of the fact that we must be of the number that are recorded in Revelation.

Revelation 14:1  And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty [and] four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. 4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, [being] the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

This speaks of the 144,000. As it states in verses 4 and 5, they are not defiled with women for they are virgins. This is speaking in reference to the churches that they are not defiled  by the false teachings of the different churches. We are either part of that company under this message or we are lost. As we know this, have you ever read verse 5 with a terrible foreboding wanting to go over you? I must be among this number and this number are without fault and there is no guile in their mouth. Have you discovered faults in your life and even guile? I must be among this number or be lost. Read the rest of this entry

Administering Church Stewardship

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By John Thiel

Money is always one of those subjects which is looked upon with a business mind where people think the church is just making money of us but it is something much loftier than that. When the early church was established, where did their financial situations come into consideration? Apostle Peter was preaching under the power of the Holy Spirit and the impact of that took place. Read the rest of this entry

Methods to Find Interested Souls

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By John Thiel

There are four main points of our study. We must have something in order to gain souls and now we are going to consider how to find souls, how to win souls and how to keep them. We must understand the time in which we are living in. It is the time of the closing of the world’s history. The work of finding interested souls has been taking place over a long period of time. Now the most pressing work is to glean. We’ve been living in the time of the harvest for a long time. The harvest has been reaped but at the end of the harvest they were to glean the last grains of wheat. Not a grain was lost. We have the work of gleaning the last few people that will respond to God’s message. When we discover how sinful we are, we will have compassion on others. Read the rest of this entry

By Their Fruits

By Paul Godfrey, Audio: mp3

What is acceptable worship to God? Ever feel like you can’t come to God because your just too bad, too sinful? If so you will be blessed by this sermon;

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Membership in the Church Triumphant

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

Ephesians 5:25 Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

The message today is a continuation from last week’s study. We were candidates for the church triumphant. Today we want to go deeper yet. What does it mean to become members of the church triumphant? Our scripture reading describes the work of our saviour to the conclusion of being members of the church triumphant. Jesus loved the church and gave Himself self for it. Why? What did he want to do? He wants to sanctify and cleanse it by the washing of water by the word. Read the rest of this entry

Addressing the Balance of Truth

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By John Thiel

As God’s servants in positions of trust we are responsible for keeping the balance of truth within the body of Christ. Jesus announced the characteristics of His disciples in reference to truth.

John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

He’s talking to His followers and He said do you want to be my disciples? Then you must continue in the word. If you will continue in the word then you shall know the truth and then you will be set free. The skill of a minister in the word is most essential otherwise he will present his own thoughts. The skill is simply conveyed in the Bible. Read the rest of this entry

Candidates for the Church Triumphant

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

One of the subjects that I have been sharing through the conference we had in Africa is what is written in Revelation 12. We read of Gods people under the attack of the enemy and especially since the death of Christ;

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Although Satan has been overcome, it was written also that there would be woe to this earth but Gods people would overcome him. God’s people would overcome the devil how; by the blood the lamb and by the word of their testimony. To overcome an enemy there needs to be warfare to conquer. The blood of the lamb is an experience, not some sort of voodoo miraculous touch on a person’s mind. It is a battle to fight in which we apply the knowledge we have of Jesus Christ and his shed blood for us conquering together with him. They overcame him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony, something to talk about. Read the rest of this entry

For Lack Of Knowledge

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Israel [is] an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images. Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images. Hosea 10:1-2 Read the rest of this entry

Delusions to Believe a Lie

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About 1400 years ago there was a man who made the following predictions and these were events that he said would take place before the Day of Judgement:

  • When untrustworthy people will be regarded as trustworthy and the trustworthy will be regarded as untrustworthy.
  • When it will be hot in winter and cold in summer.
  • When the length of days is stretched, i.e. a journey of a few days is covered in a matter of hours.
  • When orators and lecturers lie openly.
  • When people dispute over petty issues.
  • When women with children come displeased on account of them bearing offspring, and barren women remain happy on account of having no responsibility of offspring.
  • When oppression, jealousy, and greed become the order of the day.
  • When people blatantly follow their passions and whims.
  • When lies prevail over the truth.
  • When violence, bloodshed and anarchy become common.
  • When immorality overtakes shamelessness and is perpetrated publicly.
  • When the offspring become a cause of grief and anger (for their parents).
  • Music and musical instruments will be found in every home.
  • People will indulge in homosexuality.
  • There will be an abundance of illegitimate children.
  • There will be an abundance of critics, tale-carriers, back- biters and taunters in society.
  • People will establish ties with strangers and sever relations with their near and dear ones.
  • Hypocrites will be in control of the affairs of the community and evil, immoral people will be at the helm of business establishments.
  • Gangsters and evil people will prevail.
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Jesus or Barabbas?

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Are you a believer? If you are, do you ever doubt you will be in Heaven? If you doubt, are you a believer or a doubter? It’s very easy for a believer to doubt but believers shouldn’t doubt, so that is a problem. How can we know where we stand with the Lord? Some people sincerely love the Lord yet there is a suggestion that they will not make it to heaven. The standard is very high and there is an underlying stress that they are not ready. Some don’t want Jesus to come soon because they aren’t ready. Some think they are predestined to not make it to heaven. How can we know whether we are the Lord’s or not? The Spirit of Prophecy says that the latter rain will fall on hearts all around but some will not see it or discern it. Is that you? Have you missed out? Every true Christian longs to have the Holy Spirit as the apostles had on Pentecost. Why did Jesus go to the cross?

Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

What do we need before receiving the promise? It is the blessing of Abraham. Jesus endured Calvary so blessing could come upon us. That blessing will bring the promise of the Spirit. What is this blessing of Abraham?

Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 7 [Saying], Blessed [are] they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Read the rest of this entry

The Wisdom of the Wise Virgins

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

Proverbs 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

9:9 Give [instruction] to a wise [man], and he will be yet wiser: teach a just [man], and he will increase in learning.

9:10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy [is] understanding. Read the rest of this entry

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

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We need Jesus for the Bible says without him we can do nothing. Not a little bit, but nothing. It takes a bit to realise this fact because our natural heart believes it can do something. The something we think we can do is actually nothing. The Bible says we have sold ourselves for naught therefore we have nothing. Let us never think that nothing is something. If we think that something is nothing then the something is actually nothing. In Revelation chapter 3 is written the preparation we need to be fitted for the latter rain.

Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Read the rest of this entry

An Introduction to the Word of God

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I love the story of Jesus and his love. Have you ever heard the story of the love of Jesus? We love it because we have heard it. Those who know it best will be just as hungering to hear it just as those who have never heard it before. That story is found in the word of God. But in the world in which we live, there are many that you can read the story to but to them it is just a story because they don’t appreciate the word of God At times it is highly valuable to examine the word itself in other respects to validate that God’s word is sure. Whatever it is, it’s the truth so when we come to the story of Jesus, we can believe it. We can say yes as everything else is right and then this story is true and I can believe. When the devil comes to me casting his hellish shadow upon me, I can in full confidence open up this book and read of the love of God to me. I would like to present an introduction to the word of God to demonstrate that this is God ’s word. We are to be hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest. Read the rest of this entry

04 The Planting of Faith

Living Faith Seminar, Study 4, Audio: 04 The Planting of Faith

If we had been buried with him in baptism we’ll also be raised with him in the newness of life. The symbol of baptism is to depict the death that one is making because of the nature that they find themselves in. When the law has done its work the soul is in a pit of misery and as the soul realises it utter weakness and all it can do is cry. When someone cries, it’s always the loudest when they’re about to die. In that last bit of energy when you call out to the name of the Lord you will be saved. If you were in a comfortable situation and call out ‘help’ with real enthusiasm, how well could you do it? What if you were at the bottom of a cliff? The waves are raging and someone is listening, how loud would you cry? The circumstance creates the energy. You can’t fake it. When the shadows of death creep over you something changes in you and you can call out like nothing. That is what it means when it says ‘He that calleth on the name of the Lord shall be saved’. This is Jesus prayer on the cross. You can verify it from the context of the whole chapter.

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The Natural Heart and God


By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

We are to ask the Lord to have his own way. Do we understand this? Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. This concept to lean not unto our own understanding is the purpose of this study. What is meant with leaning not unto our own understanding? Do we understand the living experience of this? Read the rest of this entry

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