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Pain – Patience

Patience – Pain

Patience is an interesting word, so often found in various places in the Bible, and Strongs has a little list of variations for us, 3114,  5281,  3115,  but 5281 is the most widely used version. 3114 = to be long spirited, Patient or bear (suffer) long or longsuffering, Forbearing, Leniently.  3115 – Forbearance, Fortitude, Longsuffering.  5281 – Cheerful, Hopeful, endurance, Constancy, Patient Continuance (Waiting).  The same Greek Word is used with a Medical connotation, for a Medical Doctor has “Patience.”  Yes the Doctor has “Patience” in daily having to listen… Continue reading

Pray in the Spirit

Pray in the Spirit

Quote; “We are to pray in the Spirit, with the understanding also, and God will prompt the longings of the soul, and satisfy the desires of the heart. We must become intelligent as to the conditions upon which God will hear and answer prayer. There are many useless, meaningless words employed in prayer, but these heartless petitions are not acceptable, and cannot prevail with God. If the soul is stained with impurity, if iniquity is cherished in the heart, the offering of prayer is an abomination to God.”  {ST, 16/12/1889} 

Quote; “When God’s messengers… Continue reading

These are not in Heaven

These are not in Heaven


Ephesians 5:1 “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;  And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.  But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.  For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any… Continue reading

The Cannot Sin Theory

The “Cannot-Sin” Theory


Here is something I came across very recently, that was written over 100 years ago, and when I read it, I found that it is so very current that it could have been published today for us all, so it is re-published now, so that you too can enjoy this very challenging and thought provoking concept.

Quote; “These men were presented to me as doing great injury to the cause of God. While professing sanctification, they were transgressing the sacred law. They were corrupt at heart, and those in union with them were under a satanic… Continue reading

Imbedded Sin

Imbedded Sin

There is something very interesting, and it is a tendency within us all, and we will use the “Computer Field” to develop this one, and that is the tendency of evil impulses and sinning, Lust, Evil Desires and Coveting.  In “Computers,” what is commonly known as “A Virus” which is a small bit of text that is dormant, and hidden within Programs, and is imbedded inside the programs Code, which at times can “Activate” and then all things head “West” in a very fast timeframe, that often end in “Disaster.”

Quote; “The apostle sought to teach the… Continue reading

Fixation – Coveting

Fixation – Coveting

When you look at any Crimes, you find that the most common underlying principle for just on every “Crime,” is predominantly this principle, and it is invariably, and prominently there, and it is “Fixation.”  The Burglar was fixated on stealing that particular car.  That particular Bank for that perceived abundance of Cash.  Murderers that are fixated on the death of that particular person so that they may obtain their position and status, to get up the ladder further, perceived advancement.  Getting rid of the person above them by any means, so that they… Continue reading

Walking in the Spirit – 4

Walking in the Spirit – Four

So now we can identify clearly the problem that we each face, but what is the solution?  The solution is the same as it has always been, Confession, Repentance, and Baptism.  Tell the world that you have changed, be buried under the water to symbolize your death to the old life, get raised up out of the water to a new life, a life “In Christ” and live a life dedicated to him, living in the flesh is no longer, as it has been put to death, crucified, we now live in… Continue reading

Walking in the Spirit – 3

Walking in the Spirit – 3

There is so much said about “walking in the Spirit, and not in the flesh,” but then those who expound this often have no reality of what this statement really means, and they are often advocating something that they have no daily experience with.  So let us unwrap this a wee bit so that we can all gain a deeper insight, and be blessed with a closer walk with Jesus Christ.

Quote; “Every Christian must stand on guard continually, watching every avenue of the soul where Satan might find access. He must pray… Continue reading

Walking in the Spirit – 2

Walking in the Spirit – Two

Quote; “So how do we know if and when we are “Spirit Walking?”  Repentance from self-righteousness is terribly painful because we have to swallow our pride – our spiritual pride.  The things we have looked to as evidence of our goodness, we have to see as monuments to self.  It was hard for Peter to repent of his own opinion.  It was hard for Paul to give up his righteousness of the law.  But each of these realized that God was right and that He was their only hope.… Continue reading

Walking in the Spirit – Part 1

Walking in the Spirit – One

Here are some interesting thought gleaned from a book by Jack Sequeria, “Laodicea,” (chapter 3; adapted). “ when Jesus accuses us of being lukewarm, this is what he is talking about – works of the law – works of the Flesh, legalism – forms of godliness, attempting to obey the law in our own strength in order to be saved, doing good things for the wrong reasons.  And he warns us, “Because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” Rev 3:16.

This lukewarmness will… Continue reading