Why Prophesy?

Written by Joyce C. Lock

Why Prophesy?

A true prophet doesn't delight in competing to reveal scripture. Neither is 'hell fire and brimstone' their first love. But, if you want to know why they're more likely to thunder damnation, considerrepparttar following verses and you'll understand their fear.

Andrepparttar 147162 Lord hath sent unto you all his servantsrepparttar 147163 prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear. Jeremiah 25:4 Neither have we obeyedrepparttar 147164 voice ofrepparttar 147165 Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servantsrepparttar 147166 prophets. Daniel 9:10

God created man in his own image, inrepparttar 147167 image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:27 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for inrepparttar 147168 image of God made he man. Genesis 9:6 But they mockedrepparttar 147169 messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, untilrepparttar 147170 wrath ofrepparttar 147171 Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy. 2 Chron. 36:16

Woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress inrepparttar 147172 land, and wrath upon this people. Luke 21:23 Unto them that are contentious, and do not obeyrepparttar 147173 truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, ofrepparttar 147174 Jew first, and also ofrepparttar 147175 Gentile. Romans 2:8-9 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comethrepparttar 147176 wrath of God uponrepparttar 147177 children of disobedience. Ephes. 5:6 Forrepparttar 147178 great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? Rev. 6:17

Who shall separate us fromrepparttar 147179 love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18

But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out ofrepparttar 147180 way;repparttar 147181 priest andrepparttar 147182 prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out ofrepparttar 147183 way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment. Isaiah 28:7 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil ofrepparttar 147184 law, and judgethrepparttar 147185 law: but if thou judgerepparttar 147186 law, thou art not a doer ofrepparttar 147187 law, but a judge. James 4:11 Judge not according torepparttar 147188 appearance, but judge righteous judgment. John 7:24 Examine yourselves, whether ye be inrepparttar 147189 faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 2 Cor. 13:5 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. 1 Cor. 15:17

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7 Thatrepparttar 147190 blood of allrepparttar 147191 prophets, which was shed fromrepparttar 147192 foundation ofrepparttar 147193 world, may be required of this generation; Fromrepparttar 147194 blood of Abel untorepparttar 147195 blood of Zacharias, which perished betweenrepparttar 147196 altar andrepparttar 147197 temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation. Luke 11:50-51 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Luke 6:37 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Matthew 7:2 For which things' sakerepparttar 147198 wrath of God cometh onrepparttar 147199 children of disobedience. Col. 3:6

Born, Again!

Written by Joyce C. Lock

Born, Again!

Endeavouring to keeprepparttar unity ofrepparttar 147161 Spirit inrepparttar 147162 bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephes. 4:3-6

1.) Inrepparttar 147163 beginning, our beginning, everything God makes is good. As infants, we are known for being precious, full of promise; equipped withrepparttar 147164 purest heart of love. As toddlers, our confidence is so steady that we'll run and jump into daddy's arms. And, as preschoolers, we believe everything our parents tell us; with faith unquenchable.

Then beginsrepparttar 147165 schooling years, and junk happens. The world isn't filled with love, Santa isn't real, and there are zillions of man made rules. So, maybe, all things are necessary (the good,repparttar 147166 bad, andrepparttar 147167 ugly) in order to bring us to a place of realizing our need for God.

2.) That perfection is restored with a second birth; atrepparttar 147168 point of Salvation. Our hearts are again filled with love, we want to run and tellrepparttar 147169 world about our loving Father, and everything about Jesus is awesome!

Only,repparttar 147170 years of religious training begins, and junk happens. The church isn't filled with love, our Father's love is said to be conditional, and there are zillions of doctrines of men. So, all things are for our sakes; in order for us to realizerepparttar 147171 need to seek truth, to replace allrepparttar 147172 lies Satan planted and restore us torepparttar 147173 perfection of heart that God originally created.

I've heard said that it began atrepparttar 147174 fall, when Satan convinced us God could no longer receive us ... and thatrepparttar 147175 purpose of us being here is to discover, all over again, Who God is, Whose we are, and who we are (Three baptisms? Yes.). But also, in this time, what I have discovered is that,repparttar 147176 moment we believe a lie, we have granted Satan permission to enter. Then, from that point forward, he begins building lie upon lie until our love, confidence, and faith is everywhere butrepparttar 147177 perfection God intended.

3.) If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 1 Cor. 15:19 And so, one more time, for our sake, "ye must be born, again," (return torepparttar 147178 heart, confidence, and faith of a child) to enter intorepparttar 147179 Kingdom of God, Mark 10:15, John 3:3. For it's not in what you know, but who you know, Romans 14:17.

Thus, we personally experience three baptisms in one, three times; ofrepparttar 147180 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Perhaps it can be described as 1.) birth, 2.) new birth, and 3.) rebirth ... not unlikerepparttar 147181 process of becoming a butterfly.

But, as we grow in knowledge, we discover Jesus isrepparttar 147182 same yesterday, today, and forever and God is no respecter of persons. Thus, withinrepparttar 147183 Bible are three baptisms; getting to knowrepparttar 147184 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ... which counts to be six baptisms. However, only three of them happen atrepparttar 147185 same time (these three are one baptism). For there are three that bear record in heaven, (1)repparttar 147186 Father, (2)repparttar 147187 Word, and (3)repparttar 147188 Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 1 John 5:7

And there are three that bear witness in earth, (4)repparttar 147189 spirit, and (5)repparttar 147190 water, and (6)repparttar 147191 blood: and these three agree in one. 1 John 5:8 Both are allrepparttar 147192 same baptism;repparttar 147193 first restoration happening all at once ...repparttar 147194 second restoration a process.

God wasrepparttar 147195 God of Salvation even before Jesus came, Psalm 68:20, and a God of grace (Titus 2:11). But, somewhere alongrepparttar 147196 way, people lost their way and it took Jesus before they could believe God could ever receive them again. And, here we are, again; many awaiting Jesus to come rescue us instead of having learned by His example.

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