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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Son of Hamas

"Send regards to Israel, I miss it. I respect Israel and admire it as a country,” - these words are not something you would expect to hear from a Palestinian, let alone someone who grew up in the family that has led the radical and terrorist Islamic ideology of Hamas. But these are the words coming from none other than Masab Yousef - son of one of the leaders of Hamas in the West Bank, Sheikh Hassan Yousef."
Son of Hamas leader converts to Christianity, denounces Islam

Need We Say More...

Exxon Mobil has biggest profit ever at $11.68Billion


(Kinyarwanda language)

The kingdom of heaven is at hand, right now at this very moment. Not on July 23, 2008 at 11:39 PM when I wrote this, but now as you are reading it. No matter what kind of mess you may think you’ve gotten yourself into, life for the born again Christian begins now. You are not in a mess the moment you realize by faith that the kingdom of God is now. Each moment brings with it a new beginning. Not a moment ago, and not a moment from now, but now.

A married couple may say they have been married for thirty years, but in the reality of God’s new life blessing, they are only married moment by moment because the moment is all anyone has. If you were divorced, remember the word: were. That’s history now and you no longer have to live it. Even in revival we must move on or it becomes moldy day old manna.

No matter what the past, even if only a moment ago, it’s the past. The present is where God dwells in the life of a believer. We can begin and begin and begin over and over and over. God’s mercies are renewed every moment of every day. You can only fail in the moment. Life’s failures have no hold on you. God is much bigger than that; more gracious and merciful than you could ever imagine. Failure cannot claim you. It does not own you and you must not allow it to preoccupy you. It cannot own you and Satan cannot force you to own it, though it is his desire that you do.

Remember, we tread upon serpents and the gates of hell cannot prevail against us. "If God be for us, who can be against us." Cast down vain imaginations and do not dwell on the past. If we dwell on the past it will dominate us and rob our future.

Concerning our moment by moment relationship with God, the Bible says, "The very hairs of your head are numbered." God put his truth in simplicity. The numbers are constantly changing. You could pull out one single hair and it alone declares your new beginning.

I was ordained into the ministry thirty seven years ago, but in the reality of God’s new life blessing, I can only be in the ministry, right now at this very moment as I am writing. My ministry has just begun and a moment from now it will begin again.

Whatever in life you feel you have failed at put it behind you and begin again. Begin anew with new hopes and dreams. Circumstances, relationships, and everything else in life are constantly changing but God never changes. He said, "I am the Lord God, I change not." When we begin to live in the moment with God, we are unstoppable. There is nothing that we can’t do, when in him, we begin again.

The kingdom of heaven is at hand. The kingdom of God is now.

Jesus Christ, God of new beginnings.

Revelation 21:5And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Pastor Tilson

Sisyphean task

John 5:19Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

John 15:5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

A train cannot go where there are no tracks...and yet we see many who try to do church on their own. They follow all logical methods. 'Build near freeway access...employ comfortable seating...have big plasma screens etc.

Sure we can get a crowd and full bank accounts...but are we accomplishing the task at hand? Is the world getting saved? Are we having impact on the world?

Are we using emotion to simulate the Holy Spirit's impact? Are we doing more marketing and making churches more convenient and less impacting. Building Mega~Churches that have no impact on the world around them for Christ. Fortresses with moats and draw bridges to keep the world at bay. A truly deadly substitute for the true church. Living symbolically instead of actually, having a form of godliness but denying the impact of it. 2 Tim 3:5.

Useless technology and methodology.

When we think of our nation as being unchangeable, that we can't make a diffrence, that our dream, our vision just takes too much out of us, then we end up in the prison of security.

Being on track with Christ, in the center of God's purpose for your life is the safest place there is.

Galatians 5:25If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Having a non~impact life is not the will of God for you! It is quite possible that you are not at all who you think you are, nor are you doing what you were ment to do.

Get back on track. Yielding to Holy Spirit, a very real person. There are millions of Christians in America and yet we are having very little impact.

So Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and let none of his words fall to the ground. 1 Samuel 3:19.

So the Philistines were subdued, and they did not come anymore into the territory of Israel. And the hand of the Lord was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel. 1 Samuel 7:13

Samuel's single life had a powerful impact.

Daniel was another whose powerful life forced changes by simply being present.

Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governers and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the King gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. Daniel 6:3

By contrast, we Christians, numbering millions, have been unable to force many changes in mainstream America, our society.

What happened to our impact, our authority over evil? Where are the Godly warriors? God is longing to send a fresh outpouring of His Spirit to launch a new offensive.

When power comes, that's impact.

An impact that will bring great glory to God. One life is all it takes to start the miracle. Are you ready?

We don't need better buildings or even more Christians but rather mighty acts coming out of buildings we already have and greater impact from believers who are already there.

Your unique impact will end the Sisyphean task in your life as a Christian. You will get results in ministry. Your opinion of yourself means nothing, He decides your true potential.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9.

God will exceed your own preconceived limits.

The Church is waiting for you. Our nation and everything we hold dear is threatened. Only a God sent outpouring expressed in mass effectiveness can save us now...

The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. Daniel 11:32. He should know.

Joel 1:14

Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.

Luke 11:

9And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

The 'outpouring,' get it! Spend time praying for it. Release power of the Holy Spirit.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

If you grew up in the 50's your gonna love this

Not only will you hear the music, you will see the videos...

1958. Fifty years ago. If you grew up in the seventies, you know something about the fifties from watching the movie American Graffiti and the TV show Happy Days. And, of course, the Grease movies.Some of these songs you will recognize, since they are still popular. Some you may recognize the singer, or the song, but not both. Take a step back in time, to fifty years ago, and hear what we heard on the radio, or listened to on our record players.


It is well known that panes of stained glass in old European churches are thicker at the bottom because glass is a slow-moving liquid that flows downward over centuries.

Oldest mouth-blown window-glass from 1742 from Kosta Glasbruk, Småland, Sweden. In the middle the mark from the glass blowers pipe.

Behavior of antique glass
The observation that old windows are often thicker at the bottom than at the top is often offered as supporting evidence for the view that glass flows over a matter of centuries.

It is then assumed that the glass was once uniform, but has flowed to its new shape, which is a property of liquid. The likely source of this unfounded belief is that when panes of glass were commonly made by glassblowers, the technique used was to spin molten glass so as to create a round, mostly flat and even plate.

This plate was then cut to fit a window. The pieces were not, however, absolutely flat; the edges of the disk would be thicker because of centripetal force relaxation. When actually installed in a window frame, the glass would be placed thicker side down for the sake of stability and visual sparkle.

Occasionally such glass has been found thinner side down or on either side of the window's edge, as would be caused by carelessness at the time of installation.

Mass production of glass window panes in the early twentieth century caused a similar effect. In glass factories, molten glass was poured onto a large cooling table and allowed to spread. The resulting glass is thicker at the location of the pour, located at the center of the large sheet.

These sheets were cut into smaller window panes with nonuniform thickness. Modern glass intended for windows is produced as float glass and is very uniform in thickness.

Several other points exemplify the misconception of the 'cathedral glass' theory:

Writing in the American Journal of Physics, physicist Edgar D. Zanotto states "...the predicted relaxation time for GeO2 at room temperature is 1032 years. Hence, the relaxation period (characteristic flow time) of cathedral glasses would be even longer".

If medieval glass has flowed perceptibly, then ancient Roman and Egyptian objects should have flowed proportionately more — but this is not observed. Similarly, prehistoric obsidian blades should have lost their edge; this is not observed either (although obsidian may have a different viscosity from window glass).

If glass flows at a rate that allows changes to be seen with the naked eye after centuries, then the effect should be noticeable in antique telescopes. Any slight deformation in the antique telescopic lenses would lead to a dramatic decrease in optical performance, a phenomenon that is not observed.

There are many examples of centuries-old glass shelving which has not bent, even though it is under much higher stress from gravitational loads than vertical window glass.

Houston Doctors: We May Have Found a Way to Destroy HIV

There is real hope that what’s happening in a Houston lab might lead to a cure for HIV. Dr. Paul and Dr. Miguel Escobar aren’t talking about just suppressing HIV – they’re talking about destroying it permanently by arming the immune system with a new weapon lab tests have shown to be effective. “We have found an innovative way to kill the virus"

This could be you and your family...

A country out of control...
"I'm shocked that they're receiving awards for that night," said Yee Moua. "My family is a mess right now. My [9-year-old] son, who saw the shooting, still has nightmares and has needed therapy. They've ruined a life, and I don't understand why they would get rewarded for that."
Police raid wrong home, shoot at owner, wife and six kids, get medals for "performing very bravely under gunfire"


Sleeping Man Tasered in His Own Home

Missouri Police taser injured boy 19 times

Is there nobody who cops won't taser? 3 years ago, a cop tasered a 68-year old grandmother after she honked her horn.

Police have acknowledged using a stun gun to immobilize a 12-year-old girl just weeks after an officer tasered a 6 year-old boy

Taser is Sending Chill Letters to Bloggers who Write About Police Taserings

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Twin baby moose in sprinkler

Most people don't know that a moose loves nothing better then water sprinkler's on a summer's day...

Armor of God PJ's

The Anutans

The Anutans have their own word for this, "aropa", which means love and compassion.
It is an ideology that is applied to almost everything they do.
You can see it at work in the way food and tasks are shared, but it goes further than this.

Read Your Labels

How High Fructose Corn Syrup Makes you Gain Weight

New research from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows the amazing speed that our bodies make body fat from fructose. One of the reasons why low carb diets help you lose weight is that they reduce your intake of fructose.



I came across this pic on the net, don't understand it:

Underwater pyramids in Japan

Winter woes

Age Test


Ok...your upset with the fast paced internet world...well we can help you out...
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Revolving Door- Freak accident

As a little boy I feared these 'revolving doors' when mom would go shopping with me downtown. Now I know why!

http://view.break.com/544424 - Watch more free videos

Icelandic Aurora by Orvar Atli

Ice Storm over Geneva

Thursday, July 24, 2008



There was a boy who went to war, like many other boys before him. Maybe it made him a man, maybe it didn't. Maybe he already was a man, maybe he wasn't. Maybe it doesn't matter, maybe none of it does, maybe it all does. Maybe.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Oldest New Testament to be Published Online.

In a move reflective of the power of technology, the oldest New Testament Bible will be placed online for all the world to examine. Of course, this is great news for students of Bible manuscripts. One fascinating fact about this archaeological gem is its origin in Egypt.

More than 1,600 years after it was written in Greek, one of the oldest copies of the Bible will become globally accessible online for the first time this week.
From Thursday, sections of the Codex Sinaiticus, which contains the oldest complete New Testament, will be available on the Internet, said the University of Leipzig, one of the four curators of the ancient text worldwide.

Oldest New Testament to be Published Online. Dating from around 350, the document is believed by experts to be the oldest known copy of the Bible.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Be Bold In The Lord

If need be, be obnoxious. Be abrasive; be over board, gruff and disrespectful of other gods. Show no pity for false religion, have zero tolerance and no sympathy. We preach a gospel of offence. Never allow being polite or tactful to detour you from the message of Jesus Christ.

Jesus said, "If you will confess me before men, then I will also confess you before my Father which is in heaven, but if you deny me before men then I will deny you before the angels of God." If you are ashamed of him now on earth, He will be ashamed of you on judgment day.

There is no legitimate reason on this earth to shun declaring the gospel. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.


You are deeply loved


Don't be taken in by everyone that names the name of Jesus.



When you feel alone in a crowd, or only tolerated among family, the cause could be an absence of faith. Does your family believe in you? Do they have faith for you? Jesus could not do many mighty works in His own home town, and among His own family, because of their unbelief. He may have had a loving family who showed respect for Him, but respect and faith are not the same.

The force of faith is so strong that God used it to create the universe. You can also feel the strong effect of its absence. It will make you sad and even physically weak. With faith you can move mountains. By it we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God; but without it, Jesus was wounded in the house of His friends.

Pastor Tilson

Recall the blurring of the lines between the animals and humans?

Horse Virus Spreading to Humans

Rabbi unveils a secret of God

Rabbi Mark Sameth contends in a soon-to-be-published article that the four-letter Hebrew name for God - held by Jewish tradition to be unpronounceable since the year 70 - should actually be read in reverse. When the four letters are flipped, he says, the new name makes the sounds of the Hebrew words for "he" and "she."

(Above painting by David Sloane)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Evidence demands a verdict:
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and this clue:
and this:
In conclusion:

Dymaxion, More 'One World' Stuff

The map projection used for this map, also know as the "Dymaxion Map," was created by R. Buckminster Fuller, distinguished mathematician, inventor and 20th century visionary. It is the only flat map of the entire surface of the Earth which reveals our planet as one island in one ocean, without any visually obvious distortion of the relative shapes and sizes of the land areas, and without splitting any continents.
Fuller's view was that given a way to visualize the whole planet with greater accuracy, we humans will be better equipped to address challenges as we face our common future aboard Spaceship Earth.

One World Government Helper

Saturday, July 19, 2008

More On Jonah

With Jonah are the sailors. Without knowing it they are involved in a curious history. These Joppa sailors do not belong to the Jewish people. They are pagans, or, in modern terms, non~Christians. But they have set sail with a member of the chosen people, a Christian. The lot of non~Christians is henceforth linked; they are in the same boat. The safety of all depends on what each does. But each has his own thing to do.

They are in the same storm, subject to the same peril, and they want the same outcome. What do these sailors do? First, they do all they humanly can; while Jonah sleeps, they try all human methods to save the vessel, to keep the enterprise going. What experience, nautical science, reason, and common sense teach them to do, they do. In this sense they do their duty. The sailors are in charge of the world, and in normal conditions they discharge their tasks correctly. We can ask no more of them.

The tragic thing here, however, is that if conditions cease to be normal, it is not the fault of the sailors, the pagans, it is the fault of the Christian who has sailed with them. It is because of him that the situation is such that the knowledge and tradition of the sailors can do no more. We have to realize that this is how it usually is with the world. The storm is unleashed because of the unfaithfulness of the Church and the Christians.Today, we are in a storm. While Jonah Christians are asleep below deck. At some point their dreams and visions and zeal have been extinguished. In their churches there is more marketing than miracles. They have no impact.

Todays Christians are mostly living harmless, insignificant lives they have no business living. Living lives of secure routines by choice instead of their true destinies. Like Jonah, refusing the call to duty and sleeping below deck in the matrix of false security, abandoning destiny.Recognizing vaguely the presence of spiritual forces, the sailors try next to approach them. As each knows best they beseech their gods, both good and evil. No doubt they also put their trust in their false gods. What else can they do, seeing they do not know the true God? They also turn to obscure powers, magic. They draw lots.

Then the sailors approach Jonah. Non~Christians address Christians. Jonah, like Christians, is asleep. But after all, each is calling upon his god, and why should not they be invited to do so as well? Even if it does no good.

Perhaps non~Christians do not expect much of Christians. But at this event they rouse them, they make Christians see what is really going on. A remarkable thing about even the active Christian is that he never has much more than a vague idea about reality. He is lost in the slumber of his activities, his good works, his chorales, his theology, his evangelizing, his communities. He always skirts reality. He views the storm from outside, not as one who is in the boat, even if his intentions, unlike Jonah's are good.

It is non~Christians who have to waken him out of his sleep to share actively the common lot. A sleep having "a form of godliness" but denying the power. II Tim 3:5. We are in an end times obsession with security. We are giving up our destiny for security. Jonah wanted to be secure, giving up his God ordained destiny for supposed security.

"We can not be safe as long as we are secure," said Matthew Henry. Security is the demented pursuit of all things that remove uncertainty. Security offers you food and shelter in exchange for your freedom. It is the Matrix. When you subconsciously decide that our nation is unchangeable; that you can't make a difference; that your dream just takes too much out of you; then you end up in the prison of security.

Safety is peace through victory. It is placing your life at divine risk; choosing to find and fulfill the purpose of your life. Being in the center of God's purpose for your life is the safest place there is.

Your in the Matrix of a nonimpact life. Your ministry is over. Your asleep below deck on the boat of life. What's it gonna take to awaken you? Our nation is not a Christian nation and we sleep below deck...

What happened to our impact? Our authority?It is time to wake up. It is time to go forth and to fulfill our destiny. Time to stop giving up our freedoms, seeking after security, time to obey God Almighty!

Mark 1615And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

If the Holy Spirit is quickening you, then who can speak against it? Not even you can speak against the voice of God telling you to get up and go do it! When Jonah recognizes his responsibility, when he sees his guilt, when he realizes he ought to be for these non~Christians, for the world, when Christians and the Church confess the totality of their faith, the result is a series of astonishing facts.

He is ready to be completely condemned for his unfaithfulness and to lose his live. He thus becomes the witness, the martyr. This is what is really needed.When the Church is ready to play its part in the world's adventure- this is why it is sent- it is neither the power which organizes and dominates the world nor takes it over. It preaches the gospel with signs following. It is not retreating and giving up of freedoms because of "terror."

We should not forget that in Psalm 130 God pardons in order that we may fear Him. This fear comes from accomplished grace. The condemned man who is pardoned is seized by fear at the power which has caused death to retreat.The sailors are led by this fear to put themselves in the hands of God.

Jonah was doing what doesn't work, sleeping. God had called him to deliver a message. A message to some of the wickedest people upon this planet. For sure he would loose his life if he did it he thought. So he ran. He would give up his destiny for security..

Jonah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. If you feel that you have failed Jesus so deeply that you could never be used of God again, then how do you explain the tremors of gifts yearning to come out of you?

Unplug from the Matrix. Be insecure and free. Forget everything that holds you back. All of the negative voices around you. All of your past failures. Decide that no matter what happens, you are going to obey God. You are going into the face of perceived danger and stand and deliver the message. You are going to be a Christian with an impact. Every person will be influenced by you.

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Acts 413

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. 14And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Things Are Not What They Appear To Be

This picture is one of the strangest that I’ve seen to date. If you look at it from regular seated position, it looks like Albert Einstein. But if you look at it from 10 feet back, the picture looks like Marylin Monroe. Try it, you will be amazed.

The Dark Night Movie

Here are some ideas on how you can transition from The Dark Knight and/or Heath Ledger into a conversation about spiritual things. Listen as others share their personal life and then look for opportunities to share Christ and the hope He presents to all who choose to trust and believe in Him.


There were times when this gadget would have been most useful. Most likely not legal. But those pesky cell phones during a sermon would have been silenced...

One World Government

So how does this government form? Your not supposed to know...This shows something very serious that's been happening in America. George W. Bush signed an unconstitutional agreement with Paul Martin (Canadian Prime Minister) and Vincent Fox (Mexican President) that would merge the United States, Mexico & Canada into a single entity called the North American Union. A highway called NAFTA is currently being built as part of this plan.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

When I was a young man it seemed that I got picked out by the police a lot in Newport Beach CA where I lived at the time. I had long hair and a beard like most young men of my age.

Walking home at night from my job of washing dishes at a local dinner house, plain clothes detectives would stop me and 'frisk' me. It seemed to happen a couple of times a week. I never liked it because they would always grab my private parts while looking for 'weapons,' I knew they were doing it to cause me discomfort. I would always go away feeling violated and shamed.

One time while driving my old 64' Ford econoline van around a curve in the road, a police officer pulled me over. He had been parked in a parking lot on the backside of the curve. My old van could do a top speed of about 60. He said he had clocked me on his radar at about 80+. I was only doing 30. The sad thing was there was no way his radar could see around the corner of the curve anyway.

When I appeared for the ticket, the judge threw the book at me, a fine plus what he called 'penalty assessments' that resulted in a lot of money. I was totally innocent and set up. This sort of thing happened frequently to me until I got wise and shaved and got a haircut. HA! I was no longer targeted even though I still had long hair in my heart...LOL.

Now here is another young man being set upon by corrupt powers that be. Only this time he has a solid defense...makes me feel great just knowing that at least once justice was truly served:

"According to a release issued by Rocky Mountain Tracking, an 18-year old man, Shaun Malone, was able to successfully contest a speeding ticket in court using the data from a GPS device installed in his car. This wasn't just any old make-a-left-turn-100-feet-ahead-onto-Maple-Street GPS; this was a vehicle-tracking GPS device — the kind used by trucking fleets — or in this case, overprotective parents. The device was installed in Malone's car by his parents, and the press release makes no mention if the teenager knew that the device was installed in his vehicle at the time."

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Do you have a longing this morning for a richer, more abundant life? Then let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Shall we have these great spiritual awakenings this next year all over this country and Canada? Then let us realize in our lives Christ's promise that out of your inmost selves shall flow Jordans of living water.

Spirituality costs. Shall we pay what it costs? May the Spirit of God help us to answer that question.

Seek the Spiritual Power that God Wants to Give.

The great need of the church today is Kingdom power. I have known a measure of that power in my life. It is something you experience, and it is something that works. It is not political power, or even the authority to rule over others (that kind of power is different and is not wise for us to seek after it - let God appoint you if He wants to).

The spiritual power we should seek is the power to reveal Christ as Savior, Lord and Healer and to influence people to repent. It is the power to defeat demons in their work of defiling human beings with sin and sickness. The Holy Spirit will work powerfully to convict people of sin and lead them to repentance if we let Him convict us and lead us to repentance first. God will give us power to defeat demons if we are willing to obey Him. But what is God actually asking from us?

God wants us to love Him and others. We can express this love in praise and worship towards God, and in acts of mercy and truth towards others. Building on that foundation, we can pray and fast for the revelation of the power of God in and through our lives.

Fasting (not eating) is a way to humble ourselves, hear the voice of God and express strong desire towards God. It multiplies the power of our prayers. Fasting was practiced by all the great Bible saints and by the apostles and prophets as well. It is a major key to spiritual power.
God wants us to "eagerly desire spiritual gifts" (1 Corinthians 14:1) - but these gifts only work effectively in the context of the moving of the power of God. Spiritual gifts are helpful to reveal God and bring others closer to Him. They are not given to make us look powerful, clever or important. They are given to glorify Jesus Christ.

Spiritual power is a key to waking up sleeping Christians. It is an essential ingredient in successful evangelism. I challenge all Christians to go after that power that Jesus promised. "You will receive power" after the Holy Spirit comes upon you.

There are at least two kinds of spiritual authority. One is authority over demons, and the other is authority over other people. Every true Christian has authority over demons by walking and speaking "in the name of Jesus". The only time we don't have authority over demons is when for whatever reason, we are somehow submitting to their influence. The best way to avoid this is to practice meditation on the Word of God.

The spiritual authority that goes with leadership in human affairs is a very dangerous thing to covet. God always puts a person through many trials to effectively prepare them to handle this kind of authority. God requires an account regarding the people He gave us authority to lead (Hebrews 13:17-19). Humility comes before exaltation - pride comes before a fall.

If we seek influence or position for ourselves, and use manipulation or other fleshly tactics to obtain it, we are playing with fire, and making a serious mistake. Let God promote you.

Whatever influence you obtain through the power of the flesh must be maintained by the power of the flesh. A leader who has been promoted by God is not insecure about his position. A leader who has used manipulation to obtain his position is very often manipulative and controlling in exercising that leadership.

Paul told Timothy not to appoint novices to positions of spiritual authority, lest they become proud and fall into the condemnation of the devil.

Even though we may greatly desire to be used by God, it is best to wait upon God and allow Him to call us up higher, rather than trying to promote ourselves. Anyway, high positions carry high responsibilities, and to serve in these positions faithfully requires much sacrifice and suffering.

I'm not rushing after these things any more - the only way I will do it is by the clear invitation of God.

Many who are first shall be last, and the last first. Don't seek spiritual authority - seek intimacy of relationship with God. He will then give grace to get through the trials you must endure to carry the spiritual authority you must carry for His glory and not your own.



"Expecting critics, Bentley's ministry distributed a list of 15 people it said were cured, and vetted by his ministry, with all but three of their stories "medically verified."
Yet two phone numbers given out by the ministry were wrong, six people did not return telephone messages and only two of the remainder, when reached by The Associated Press, said they had medical records as proof of their miracle cure. However, one woman would not make her physician available to confirm the findings, and the other's doctor did not return calls despite the patient's authorization."


Who Knew?

Drinking a cup of coffee with a plate of carbs will help athletes recover from their training sessions faster, Australian research shows.

Has God Changed His Mind?

This question was presented specifically in relation to the text of bible. Has God, could God, would God change his mind? The short answer is no. “Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath” (Hebrews 6:17).

This is clear that the nature of God is unchanging. Not to mention, timeless. If God exists outside of our world and not only that, but he existed without this world, then he is outside of time. He is not simply watching and He certainly is not learning.

This truly is the mystery of God. “Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?” (Job 11:7).

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom” (Isaiah 40:28).

We will not truly understand his mystery until the day we are called home to be with Him in heaven. Until then we can have confidence in his infallible, unerring and never-changing Word.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Siberia's False Jesus

Matthew 24:24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Sergei Torop was a traffic cop in the small Russian town of Minusinsk until 1989, when he announced that he was the son of God. Now he commands a following of thousands and rules over a large swath of the Siberian mountains. Ian Traynor makes a pilgrimage
Four thousand feet up a mountain deep in the Siberian taiga, the middle-aged man appears in a velvet crimson robe, long brown hair framing a beatific smile. He sits down in a log cabin perched on the brow of the hill. It is a room with a stunning view. The snowy Sayan mountains sparkle in the distance. The silver and pink of the birch forests shimmer in the clear sunlight. Down to the right, the pure blue water of Lake Tiberkul mesmerises. Behind the cabin, for much further than the eye can see - a thousand kilometres - the Siberian wilderness stretches, bereft of human habitation.
"It's all very complicated," he starts quietly. "But to keep things simple, yes, I am Jesus Christ. That which was promised must come to pass. And it was promised in Israel 2,000 years ago that I would return, that I would come back to finish what was started. I am not God. And it is a mistake to see Jesus as God. But I am the living word of God the
Father. Everything that God wants to say, he says through me."



Another Jesus:

Psalm 81:1Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
Psalm 95:1O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Psalm 98:4Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
Psalm 98:6With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.
Psalm 66:1Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
Acts 4:12
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Colossians 1:23
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

Brother Paul Wilber Minstrel

Sit back and worship Jesus.

I Wonder Which Denomination Was Jesus in?

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD.” Deut 6:4

How do we find our way back to a shared community that is one, living with a sense of wholeness and togetherness, celebrating our differences yet working together? How do we find a way past our differences to His church?

Romans 12:4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

Romans 12:5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

1 Corinthians 10:17For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

1 Corinthians 12:13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:14For the body is not one member, but many.

1 Corinthians 12:25That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

Ephesians 4:4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

Colossians 3:15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
1 Peter 2:5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008




Who is the Pope dude trusting in?

Years ago some well meaning off duty police officers (at least that was what I was told) had some thick steel plates installed on the interior of that large pulpit of Pastor Chuck Smith because there were some 'death threats' over him. Chuck was instructed to duck behind his pulpit if anything should come up.

When Chuck saw the steel plating his only words were, "Take it out."

Chuck put his faith totally in God at this point in his life. Today, now that he is up there in years may be another story.

How far are we to go in our faith? Do we take practical steps like the Pope in the above picture? Or do we just trust the Lord that when it is our time it is our time?

I know that Pastor Chuck has had a gun put in his face because some dude wanted to see if Chuck believed in his God. Chuck's wife has warned him prior to that encounter and he went into it any way. Chuck is John Wayne!

Apparently Chuck's faith carried him through because he is still here with us on earth.

What is your opinion? What would you have done? How do you balance practical aspects with your faith?