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Come rejoice now oh my soul

Posted by appolus on July 13, 2018

There is a chorus from a hymn called Christ is mine forevermore that says …………

Come rejoice now oh my soul, for His love is my reward, fear is gone and hope is sure, Christ is mine forevermore. As a writer, it is one of those lines I would have loved to have written. So much said in those couple of lines. Come rejoice now oh my soul, for His love is my reward. I rejoiced this morning, with tears as I thought about how His love is my reward. His love is Calvary and my reward is eternity. How is it that the Lord suffered and died on the cross for one such as I, so unworthy, yet this was His love. And not only am I forgiven because of what He did on that cross, I am then rewarded with eternity. His love becomes my reward and yet He did it all and i was a mere sinner, how can my soul not rejoice! And so, what the Lord has cleansed you shall not call common. We have been cleansed by the blood of the Lamb and that which was common is now found to be worthy in the sight of our Father in heaven. Now saints, please take a moment today and ponder this, His love, Calvary, became your reward, eternity. Eternity saints, no matter what you are going through today or in this season of your life, will you come now and rejoice oh your soul, let your spirit rise up to the heavens and come before the throne with thanksgiving in your hearts that His love has become your reward. Get down on your knees and lift your hands to the glory of God and you will arise and not be weary, you will run and not faint and you will rise up with the wings of the eagle and soar in the heavens of His presence.

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The folly of edcuated men.

Posted by appolus on July 12, 2018

Act 4:13  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.

Brothers and sisters, can you see how unlearned and ignorant men turned the world upside down? Jesus told His disciples not to worry about what they would say when they came before men for the Holy Spirit would guide and direct their tongues. How far we have come from that? It is no mistake that we live in a lukewarm Christian world where learned men teach with the knowledge that they learned with their Masters of Divinity. Where are all the unlearned and ignorant men today? They occupy pews on a Sunday morning, mere spectators in this thing we call the Sunday morning service. And at the very same time, this generation is the most Biblically illiterate generation in several hundred years.

So, where did we get this notion of the educated pastor? After Constantine took over and presided at the marriage of church and state, it was required by any who wished to preach the Gospel to be licensed. If one were not licensed then you could not teach or preach the Gospel. Imagine that. We went from unlearned and ignorant men turning the world upside down while defying the state to learned men licensed by the state lulling the people into a deep sleep from which, for the most part, they have remained.

And so we have error, and upon that foundation of error we have constructed more error. Error indeed begets more error. The one man system, the educated man, has existed for so long now that the entire structure of our gatherings is fatally flawed. No where in the New Testament are we called to be educated and licensed in order to preach. More so than ever we are now primarily dependent upon the educated man. In this day and age of entertainment, the educated man must also have a powerful personality. He is the focus of the attention of men. He has usurped the preeminence of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. In many churches the pastor is the beating heart of the church, take him away and the church crumbles and withers away. He makes himself indispensable, unbiblically I might add, then complains of being weary.

In 1 Cor 12 we see that we are part of the Body. Every part of the body is required and performs a function. 1Co 12:17  If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? We are deliberately taught by the Scriptures that one part of the Body is not the whole and yet this is exactly how most churches operate where the one man is the whole and all “gifts,” operate through him while the other parts begin to wither on the vine for lack of use. This is course is far from Biblical. In 1 Cor 14 we see a myriad of gifts in operation being led and guided by the Holy Spirit. We see the importance of prophecy, words of knowledge, words of wisdom, a psalm, a spiritual song a tongue and interpretation of a tongue. You see how rich that is? Men and women are edified in their spirits as they hear the Holy Spirit speaking through His people.

In direct violation of the Scriptures we claim to love so much, this happens in almost no church anywhere. The people are spiritually starving. They have become dependent, for the most part, on one voice, the voice of the educated man of personality. When the enemy begins to move more forcibly against Christendom in the last days, the first to be taken will be the educated men of personality. The enemy knows the condition of the church better than most. If he strikes the head ( this should be Jesus of course) then he can scatter and put into disarray most of the Christian world because we have become lazy and dependent upon men and not God.

There are many good reasons for the Lord creating a “Body.” The elevation of one man inevitably creates schism. One will say they are of Paul and another will say they are of Appolos. The biblically functioning Body of Christ is an antidote to men following other men. Men must be taught to follow the Lord and His leadings through those He raises up and uses. God raises up and uses men who are not mighty in the eyes of the world, nor noble nor wise in their education, but instead He uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise, He chooses the weak to confound the mighty. We can learn this now and get back to the heart of the Father, or we can learn this in the chaos of persecution. Either way, the Lord will have His Church the way He wants it prior to His return. Lord we repent today of ignoring your directions and commandments and foolishly thinking we know better. Our current condition is ample proof that we do not.

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As in the days of Noah

Posted by appolus on July 10, 2018

Dan 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Daniel speaks of a time when the saints will be worn down. I believe the process of the saints being worn down has already begun. Times have changed and wrong has become right and everything is relative. This is wearing the saints down as they struggle to come to terms with these fast changing circumstances. There has been a blitzkrieg, so to speak, in the realms of the spirit. Compromise and unrighteousness has surrounded the saints. We are an obstacle that at some point will have to be removed if the enemy is to have total dominance. More laws will be changed and we will witness more compromise by Christendom

Now we know we are called to gird our loins with truth. Satan has furiously assaulted truth in our day. Truth has become anything you need it to be, it has become relative. Of course truth is absolute, but that is no longer accepted. We are called to put on the breastplate of righteousness. Righteous living and holiness has become something of a quaint notion in our day. Cheap grace and hyper grace has, in effect, taught that holy living is a work, something legalistic, when of course it is one of the fruits of genuine salvation.

Our feet are to be shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace.Our hearts must be right and this keeps us ever ready to walk in the peace that comes from the truth of the Gospel which has set us free. It also keeps us ever ready to share the gospel with others. Satan has done a great job in quieting the saint when it comes to the Gospel of truth. We are constantly afraid of offending someone. The bold notion that there is but one way to heaven, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and that all other paths and religions lead to hell has become all but illegal and has become unacceptable in so many arenas of public life.

The shield of faith is one of our most important parts of our armor. It protects us from the fiery darts of the enemy. Yet in the last several decades we have seen movements like the word of faith literally destroy the meaning of the word faith. The essence of faith is trusting in God despite our circumstances, yet Satan has turned that truth on its head by teaching that our circumstances are the results of our faith or lack thereof. So, when trials come, rather than people trusting in God they begin to despair and the fiery darts of the enemy find their mark.

Lastly we have the Word of God which is the sword. We can say with great certainty that the enemy has fought this for countless centuries but in recent decades has made enormous strides in taking the sword out of the hands of those who oppose him. We are an illiterate generation. This lack of knowledge is killing us. So it is clear, in order to stand in the coming evil day we must rediscover the armor of God and wear it at all times. Cry out to God today saints, have Him help you put on the armor. It will save your eternal life.

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The difference between a preacher and a messenger

Posted by appolus on July 3, 2018

There is a huge difference between a preacher with a sermon and a messenger with a message. You can take an anointed preacher and transport him back 500 years, he could preach the exact same sermons that he preaches today and it would be good. Now do the same with a messenger from today who has a message for today and he would find no place for himself in the past. God speaks to every generation by way of the prophet and yet we have no office of the prophet in most of our gatherings. Self proclaimed prophets are no prophets at all.

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