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Good morning and Happy first day of December, Warriors. Those who are followers of Jesus and have faith in Him for their salvation must also believe in the Word of God, as Jesus is the living Word of God (John 1:1-3) that walked this earth and gave up himself in obedience to the Father so that we might be redeemed/saved through faith in Him.

In order to correctly discern/interpret the Word of God, we must rightly divide it. Rightly dividing is not performed by extrapolating verses from the Word by themselves as stand-alone truths. We must take into consideration the context of all verses before and after it – often time the entire chapter. We must also consider historical record. We must take note of whether a verse speaks to one specific situation or whether it can be applied verbatim to each of our lives. Not EVERY VERSE can be interpreted to apply us as an individual without considering the entire recording of the Biblical account etc.

We have become very lax in what we believe, why we believe it, and how God’s Word applies to us. Many times, what we believe came by way of ERROR. The only way to correct error is to compare it with the Word of God and to BE WILLING TO LAY ASIDE ALL ERROR, REPLACING IT WITH THE TRUTH CONTAINED IN GOD’S WORD. We should NEVER hold onto any teaching that is in direct opposition to the Word of God, regardless of “who” taught us differently. THE TRUTH OF GOD IS FOUND ONLY IN THE WORD OF GOD. PERIOD.

The Enemy has been working for nearly 2,000 to corrupt the teaching of the Word and it continues today. The advantage the Enemy has over us is that we have been, in several cases, so far removed from the truth, that we “erroneously think” that what we “think” IS THE TRUTH.

To discern the TRUTH is not to choose what “sounds the best.” That’s what the Enemy wants us to do. Or to choose TRUTH because it comes from our “favorite human teacher/preacher.” Here I go – buckle in! GROW UP! We are not children who depend on others to do everything for them. And, contrary to what many believe, GOD DOES NOT DO IT ALL. We have our part and, IF WE DO OUR PART (learning and obeying the TRUTH), WE WILL REAP THE TRUTH AND THE BLESSINGS THAT FOLLOW OBEDIENCE TO THE TRUTH.

Delann Conrad (Email: delanntbirconrad@protonmail.com)
The Battle is REAL (https://usa.life/tbir777)
Website: https://www.thebattleisreal.org

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This meme contains a lot of information most of us don’t know. Just look at the dates here. I have created the same timeline below that is easier to read:

3000 BC: Ancient Egyptians (pagans) decorate homes with green palms for Winter Soltice.

735 BC: Romans (pagans) decorate homes and temples with boughs for Winter Soltice.

270 AD: St. Nicholas earns reputation as an anonymous gift-giver.

1494: Ruler of Florence, Italy commissions Michaelangelo to scupt a snowman.

1500: Germans begin decorating trees in homes.

1670: German choirmaster creates first candy cane in order to keep children quiet during holiday ceremonies.

1870: US declares Christmas a federal holiday (ONLY 152 years ago).

1880: Thomas Edison’s assistants create first Christmas lights.

1890: Massachusetts businessman, James Edgar, is 1st department store Santa.

1900: Addis creates first artificial Christmas tree.

1931: Coca-Cola’s artist draws 1st modern image of Santa Claus.

1997: NORAD uses internet to track Santa

2010: Belgian tree sets world record for tree lit with most lights (194,672 lights).

As you can see, Christmas did not become a federal, official holiday until 1870. That only 152 years ago!!

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Good morning and Happy Wednesday, Warriors!! EVERY Believer should know this fundamental, foundational TRUTH contained in God’s Word and stand upon it: Jesus offered one PERFECT (spotless) sacrifice for our sins FOREVER (meaning that it need not be done but ONCE).

Christ’s sacrifice perfected FOREVER what needs to be done in order to sanctify those who have been saved by grace through faith in Him. It's hard to wrap my head around everyone needing to offer sacrifices of their animals for their sin over and over. Think of the price their sin actually cost them? Praise our Lord and Savior for offering Himself, a ONE TIME SACRIFICE FOR ALL TIME. HALLELU-YAH!

More Scripture that blows the world’s “stay in your lane” deception! We are to HOLD FAST (not to let go of) our profession of faith WITHOUT WAVERING (leaving no wiggle room – for the Enemy!). Why? Because Christ is Faithful!! We are TO PROVOKE one another to LOVE AND GOOD WORKS! It’s not just about YOU as an individual. It’s about the entire body of Christ (i.e., those in our sphere of influence). Take it, Warriors!!

God’s position on obedience is CLEAR: “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it” Deuteronomy 12:32 “What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.” (See also Deuteronomy 4:2).

This means, we are not to ADD anything to it: not our opinion, not our parents’ opinions, not our pastor’s opinions, etc. If it isn’t the unaltered Word of God, “touch not/taste not.”

Delann Conrad (Email: delanntbirconrad@protonmail.com)
The Battle is REAL (https://usa.life/tbir777)
Website: https://www.thebattleisreal.org

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How many of us realize how DANGEROUS it is to erroneously interpret the meaning of God’s Word. When this verse is presented ALONE, it seems it is saying that for anyone who sins wilfully (at any time . . . even ONE time), that there remains no more sacrifice for sins (i.e., there is no hope of being forgiven). Clearly that interpretation is contrary to the verses before it and numerous other Scriptures re forgiveness.

We must always take into consideration EVERY word that is contained in Scripture as well. Note particularly: “that have RECEIVED THE KNOWLEDGE of the truth”. Therefore, this scripture is not speaking to born-again Believers, as we have not ONLY received the knowledge of what Christ has done for us, but WE HAVE RECEIVED CHRIST AS OUR SAVIOR! That’s a BIG DIFFERENCE!

Therefore, this Scripture is a warning to those (Jews – as this entire Chapter speaks to Judaism’s required repeated sacrifices that can never put again sin (Hebrews 10:1-1. It also applies to those Gentiles who have heard the TRUTH but REJECTED THE TRUTH, choosing not to accept Christ’s one-time, perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for sin.

BOTTOM LINE: For anyone who WILFULLY REJECTS CHRIST after having received the KNOWLEDGE of what He has done and freely offers to them, that THERE IS NO ESCAPE FROM JUDGMENT should one die in this state. All “falling away” in Hebrews is apostasy from Christ.

Delann Conrad (Email: delanntbirconrad@protonmail.com)
The Battle is REAL (https://usa.life/tbir777)
Website: https://www.thebattleisreal.org

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Good morning and Happy Tuesday Warriors! We all like the “feel goods” that God provides in His Word, right? And how easy is it to type “AMEN” or “That’s truth right there,” while we think it makes us “look” super-close to our Father. I challenge each of us to perform a “self-check” and be honest with yourself and before God.

When we are far from God, it’s not God’s fault – IT’S OURS!

We don't often think about this, because the Enemy's focus is to lie and deceive us. Should we ERRONEOUSLY repeat Scripture (sometimes even quoting something that isn't even there), it is serious business. This Battle takes place in our MIND.

Today, there is no excuse for not knowing the Word of God. One day in what I believe to be the NEAR future, we may not have LEGAL ACCESS to God's Word. It’s already happening in other countries. Don't trust in your own understanding that it will be years and years until that happens. More importantly, if you are one of those who don't read your Bible EVERY day and spend time with God in prayer, are you sure you’re a true believer?

If we believe, we also believe Jesus is the LIVING Word of God and know how important it is. EVERYTHING we need is found in God's Word. God's Word is a CONFIDENCE BUILDER!!!

I regress . . . we need to be careful what we “think” was God’s Word that we heard our pastor say, and what we may erroneously teach others directly or indirectly or even our children. Instead, we must use God's Word when teaching formally or informally. When use God’s Word we don’t have to wander if we’re getting it right. God’s Word is ALWAYS TRUTH. When sharing with others, stick to God’s Word . . .

Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and DO NOT LEAN unto thine own understanding.”

Often, Babylon is used to reference sin. God does not want us “LIVING IN” day after day by participation or by approving of others’ sin. Warriors, COME OUT OF BABYLON!

Delann Conrad (Email: delanntbirconrad@protonmail.com)
The Battle is REAL (https://usa.life/tbir777)
Website: https://www.thebattleisreal.org

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