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Why The Church Has No Power - Part IV

"And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's
wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith
should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." I
Corinthians 2:4-5

This article shows some of the reasons why the church has no power. In
this article it is assumed that you are saved. In II Timothy 3:1, 5 it
says "1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. .
. . 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such
turn away."

3. No Committment To Jesus Christ
In II Kings 2:1-15, we see a great example of how Elisha would not leave
the prophet Elijah and received a double portion of the spirit of God. In
II Kings 2:1-15 it says "1 And it came to pass, when the LORD would take
up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from
Gilgal. 2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the
LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth,
and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to
Bethel. 3 And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to
Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy
master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your
peace. 4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for
the LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as
thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho. 5 And the
sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto
him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to
day? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace. 6 And Elijah
said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to
Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will
not leave thee. And they two went on. 7 And fifty men of the sons of the
prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan. 8
And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters,
and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on
dry ground. 9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah
said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away
from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy
spirit be upon me. 10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing:
nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so
unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. 11 And it came to pass, as they
still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire,
and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a
whirlwind into heaven. 12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my
father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no
more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces. 13
He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back,
and stood by the bank of Jordan; 14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that
fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of
Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and
thither: and Elisha went over. 15 And when the sons of the prophets which
were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest
on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground
before him."

From these scriptures it shows that even though Elisha was distracted by
the sons of the prophets, it did not cause him to leave the prophet
Elijah, and through his commitment he received a double portion of the
Spirit of God. This example shows us how we must have a strong commitment
to Jesus Christ and not let anything or anybody turn us from him.

In future posts I will share more about this topic.

12 days ago - Translate

Why The Church Has No Power - Part III

"And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's
wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith
should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." I
Corinthians 2:4-5

This article shows some of the reasons why the church has no power. In
this article it is assumed that you are saved. In II Timothy 3:1, 5 it
says "1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. .
. . 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such
turn away."

2. Many Are Not Reading From The Holy Bible (Old King James Version Only)
The NIV has 64,098 less words than the KJV(1). Many verses in the KJV have
been omitted entirely from the new versions. Others have been changed
entirely or have been moved from the body of the scripture to mere
footnotes. For those readers who are unaware of this, here are some
examples comparing the King James Version of the Holy Bible (abbreviated
as KJV) with the New International Version (NIV), the New Revised Standard
Version (NRSV) and the New Jerusalem Bible (NJ.

The first example is I John 5:7. This is an example of how the new
versions have eliminated the three Persons of the Trinity.

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and
the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (KJV)

For there are three that testify. (NIV)

There are three that testify. (NRSV)

So there are three witnesses. (NJ

The second example is Matthew 18:11. This is an example of how the new
versions are eliminating scriptures.

For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. (KJV)

(This scripture is omitted from the body of text in the NIV. It is
referenced in a footnote).

(This scripture is omitted from the body of text in the NRSV. It is
referenced in a footnote).

(This scripture is omitted from the body of text in the NJB. It is
referenced in a footnote).

The third example is Daniel 3:25. This scripture shows the Son of God,
Jesus, delivering Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fiery furnace.
The other versions twist this scripture and blaspheme God.

He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of
the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the
Son of God. (KJV)

He said, "Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and
unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods." (NIV) (This is
absolute blasphemy).

He replied, "But I see four men unbound, walking in the middle of the
fire, and they are not hurt; and the fourth has the appearance of a god."
(NRSV) (This is also absolute blasphemy).

"But", he went on, "I can see four men walking free in the heart of the
fire and quite unharmed! And the fourth looks like a child of the gods!"
(NJ (This is also absolute blasphemy).

We don’t have the space to fully discuss this issue in this book. For more
information on the subject, I encourage you to read a book by G.A.
Riplinger titled "New Age Bible Versions" (copyright 1993, ISBN
0-9635845-0-2). This book shows how Satan has used these new versions to
change the Word Of God, and how he is deceiving many Christians with these
new versions as he deceived Eve from the beginning.


In future posts I will share more about this topic.

19 days ago - Translate

Why The Church Has No Power - Part II

"And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's
wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith
should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." I
Corinthians 2:4-5

This article shows some of the reasons why the church has no power. In
this article it is assumed that you are saved. In II Timothy 3:1, 5 it
says "1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. .
. . 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such
turn away."

1. Many Churches Have Rejected The Baptism In The Holy Ghost

If the church does not have the baptism in the Holy Ghost, it will never
have any power. In Matthew 3:11 John the Baptist said "I indeed baptize
you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier
than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the
Holy Ghost, and with fire:" We can see from the scriptures how Jesus
Christ, the apostles, and the new believers all received the baptism in
the Holy Ghost.

c) New Christians In The Days Of The Bible Were Baptized In The Holy Ghost

On the day of Pentecost, the apostle Peter preached a powerful message
that pricked many hearts, and many were saved, baptized in water, and
baptized in the Holy Ghost. In Acts 2:37-39 it says "37 Now when they
heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to
the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then
Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name
of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift
of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children,
and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall
call." In verse 39 it shows this promise is for people today.

Let's look at two more examples in the scriptures about people first being
saved, then getting baptized in water and baptized in the Holy Ghost. In
Acts 8:12-17 it says "12 But when they believed Philip preaching the
things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they
were baptized, both men and women. 13 Then Simon himself believed also:
and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered,
beholding the miracles and signs which were done. 14 Now when the apostles
which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God,
they sent unto them Peter and John: 15 Who, when they were come down,
prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: 16 (For as yet he
was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the
Lord Jesus.) 17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the
Holy Ghost."

Also, in Acts 19:1-7 it says "1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos
was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to
Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2 He said unto them, Have ye
received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have
not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 3 And he said unto
them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.
4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance,
saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come
after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 5 When they heard this, they were
baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands
upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and
prophesied. 7 And all the men were about twelve."

From all these scriptures it is very clear that without the baptism in the
Holy Ghost there is no power in the church.

In future posts I will share more about this topic.

26 days ago - Translate

Why The Church Has No Power - Part I

"And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's
wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith
should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." I
Corinthians 2:4-5

This article shows some of the reasons why the church has no power. In
this article it is assumed that you are saved. In II Timothy 3:1, 5 It
says "1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. .
. . 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such
turn away."

1. Many Churches Have Rejected The Baptism In The Holy Ghost
If the church does not have the baptism in the Holy Ghost, it will never
have any power. In Matthew 3:11 John the Baptist said "I indeed baptize
you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier
than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the
Holy Ghost, and with fire:" We can see from the scriptures how Jesus
Christ, the apostles and the new believers all received the baptism in the
Holy Ghost.

a) Jesus Christ Was Baptized In The Holy Ghost
We see Jesus Christ being baptized in the Holy Ghost after John the
Baptist baptized him in water and the Spirit of God descended on him like
a dove. In Matthew 3:15 -16 it says "15 And Jesus answering said unto him,
Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all
righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized,
went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened
unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and
lighting upon him:". Also, in Acts 10:38 it says "How God anointed Jesus
of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good,
and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him."
This verse is a confirmation of Jesus Christ being baptized in the Holy
Ghost.

b) The Apostles Were Baptized In The Holy Ghost
After Jesus Christ was risen from the dead, he told his disciples to wait
to be baptized in the Holy Ghost. In Luke 24:49 Jesus said "And, behold, I
send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of
Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high." Also, in Acts
1:3-5,8 it says "3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion
by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of
the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: 4 And, being assembled
together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from
Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye
have heard of me. 5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be
baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.....8 But ye shall
receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be
witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria,
and unto the uttermost part of the earth."

In Acts 2:1-4 the disciples received the baptism in the Holy Ghost. In
Acts 2:1-4 it says "1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they
were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound
from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where
they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as
of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the
Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them
utterance."

In future posts I will share more about this topic.

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Apostasy - Part V

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except
there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son
of perdition; II Thessalonians 2:3

In this message we will discuss the reasons for the falling away of the
church, otherwise known as apostasy.

3. The Bible Codes
The apostle Peter tells us where true prophecy comes from. It comes from
holy men of God speaking as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. In II Peter
1:20-21 it says "20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture
is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time
by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the
Holy Ghost."

We see Jesus Christ tell us in the gospel of John that the Holy Ghost,
which is the Spirit of Truth, will show us things to come. In John 16:13
it says "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you
into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall
hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come."

John 14:26 and John 15:26 show that the Spirit of truth, the Comforter and
the Holy Ghost are the same. In John 14:26 it says "But the Comforter,
which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall
teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever
I have said unto you." Also in John 15:26 it says "But when the Comforter
is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of
truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:"

It is the Holy Ghost who shows us about future events from the Bible (Old
King James Version only) or through the gifts of the Spirit and not Bible
codes. The Bible codes are inaccurate. I have often heard Christians on
the radio trying to predict future world events by using Bible codes and
what they predicted would never come to pass. The Bible shows us when a
prediction is not of God. In Deuteronomy 18:22 it says "When a prophet
speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to
pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet
hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him."

Several years ago, an advertisement for a book on a conservative news site
said "Does the Bible predict Armageddon? A new book reveals a secret Bible
Code. Click Here Now" (This advertisement is expired). If you are a
person who studies the Bible you know that in the book of Revelation there
are many scriptures talking about Armageddon. Reading and studying God's
Word, not secret Bible codes, is the way to learn about the end times.

In closing, we need to look to the word of God (Old King James Version
only) and the Holy Ghost as our teacher for prophecy or any study of the
scriptures. In II Timothy 2:15 it says "Study to show thyself approved
unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the
word of truth." The scriptures show how Jesus Christ, the apostles and
prophets used the word of God. We must follow this example and not some
secret Bible codes.

In next post I will start a new topic.

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