COMPLETE VOLUME 8

COMPLETE VOLUME 8

ANCHOR QUOTE: " God  is able, do not limit your thinking"

THE ANTI-CHRIST: POLITICAL Or RELIGIOUS? : It is Written."Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." 1st. John 2:18 It is also Written. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come;and even now already is it in the world. 1 John 4:1-3 Across the many different scenes depicted by prophecy there comes the shadow of a figure that is dominating and deceptive. Under different names, like the assumed names of a criminal, this figure is revealed in Scripture - Son of the Morning, the Prince of Darkness, the Man of Sin - the Antichrist.The more we consider what the Scriptures have to say about this Son of Perdition, the more we realize the prominent part 'he' has played and continues to play in world history. The need to be warned of this character was so important and necessary that the Holy Spirit has caused much to be written concerning him in the Word. In Genesis 3:15 reference is made to "Serpent Seed" - that which was and is in opposition to the Seed of God. It was the 'spirit' of Antichrist in the Serpent opposing the "absolute" authority of the whole Word of God given to Adam and Eve in the Garden. It was the 'spirit' of Antichrist in Cain opposing the "Spiritual Revelation" of that Word in Abel's sacrifice and worship. That 'spirit' has followed the Seed - Word of God all down through the ages, attempting to pervert the Word and lead the people into deception and false interpretations of the Word. There are many references to, and 'types' of the Antichrist throughout the Old Testament. Two thousand years ago the Seed - Word of God was manifested in flesh in the person of Jesus Christ; and the spirit of Antichrist was made flesh in Judas, called the Son of Perdition. Just after the birth of the "True" church on the Day of Pentecost, the spirit of Antichrist began to move again - this time in the Garden of God's New Creation. In the Scriptures noted above the Apostle spoke of "the" Antichrist "to Come" and of the presence of 'many Antichrists' among them already. Paul, in 2 Thess. 2:7 made reference to the "Mystery of Iniquity" which was "already" at work in the church. Through the cycles of history this "Mystery of Iniquity" would, according to prophecy come to it's consummation in the person of "The" Antichrist being revealed, even the Son of Perdition, "whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power and signs and 'lying' wonders"...opposing the True Revelation of God (2 Thess. 2:9-12). In Revelation Chapters 2 and 3 John, the revelator, traces the path of the spirit of Antichrist through the Seven Church Ages.In the First Age (EPHESUS) he saw 'FALSE APOSTLES' AND the 'DEEDS the Nicolaitanes' rise within the church, seeking to 'pervert' the True Gospel as Satan did through the Serpent in the Garden of Eden. In the Second Age (SMYRNA) false ones arise again and are declared to be of "THE SYNAGOGUE of SATAN". Here we have Satan forming his "false church" within the framework of the "True Church". But a church without a 'doctrine' has no foundation. The Third Age would produce the "false doctrine" foundation for the "false church". In the Third Age (PERGAMOS) we find 'SATAN'S SEAT', the 'DOCTRINE' of BALAAM, and the 'doctrine' of the Nicolaitanes. The single doctrine which unites the false church is that which came out of the mouth of the dragon, beast and false prophet - three unclean spirits like frogs - the doctrine of the trinity (Revelation 16:13). Of course a prophet is needed to proclaim (interpret) that doctrine. Let's see what the next Age produces.In the Fourth Age (THYATIRA), a 'PROPHETESS' (organized religion, now well established) rises on the scene, teaching (through HER false prophets) the false DOCTRINE of the false CHURCH, seducing and causing the people to COMMITT SPIRITUAL FORNICATION. In this age God pronounced His judgment - Death - to the false church. In the Fifth Age (SARDIS), the spirit of antichrist, preaching his false doctrines is challenged by the Word (Gospel) of "Justification by faith". The few "true" believers in this Age were exhorted to "Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die..." A few remained faithful, holding forth the Light.In the Sixth Age (PHILADELPHIA) we find the 'TRUE' CHURCH still WRESTLING AGAINST the SPIRIT of ANTICHRIST in the false church. Those identified with the false church, under the influence of the spirit of the Antichrist and his false doctrine, continue to out-number the True Believers. But here, at the end of this Sixth Age God sets before them an open door "that no man can shut". It is the escape route for those "with little strength, who have kept His Word, and hast not denied His Name." In the last Age through the Ministry of Malachi 4:5-6; Luke 17:30 and Revelation 10:1-7, God pulls the elected Bride through this Open door of the Revealed Word and leaves the false church in it's DEPLORABLE CONDITION. In the Seventh and last Age (LAODICEA), the false church takes preeminence over the True Church. The false church system thinks of itself as being 'RICH and INCREASED with GOODS...; but CHRIST SAID SHE was... "WRETCHED, and MISERABLE, and POOR, and BLIND, and NAKED" and the worst part being that she "KNEW IT NOT". We find Christ on the outside, knocking, calling, not to the church, but to the Individual... "...if any man hear my voice (Word)..." (Notice Revelation 3:14-22). The spirit of Antichrist now controls the church as it did Eve in the Garden - interpreting to her the Word; but in it all God is, through the open door of His Revealed Word in this hour, calling out a Bride in His likeness - the Word. Praise the Lord!In 2 Thess. 2, Paul speaks of the revealing of the presence (parousia) of the Antichrist in the last days, coinciding with the Revelation of the Presence of Christ in His Bride in 1 Thess. 4:16. In the Book of Revelation the Antichrist is referred to as the "Beast" that ascends out of the bottomless pit to receive worship (Rev. 13:4). The following are excerpts, on the subject of the Antichrist, from the sermons of William Branham..THREE WITNESSES - Here's what it is, the antichrist spirit is not the communistic spirit. The antichrist spirit is a religious spirit.DEMONOLOGY # 2, RELIGIOUS REALM - You see what I mean about demons? They are working. They're very religious, ...Oh, they go to church every Sunday, repeat the Apostles' Creed, and sing the "Doxology," oh, my, just as religious as they can be. "Brother Branham, you mean that's the truth?" That's the kind of a spirit that hung Jesus Christ to the cross. And Jesus said, "You're of your father, the Devil." Now, some of them said, "Oh, Russia's the antichrist." Never. Russia's not the antichrist. The antichrist's going to be so religious that it'll fool the very elect if possible. Remember, God takes His men, but never His Spirit; the Devil takes his men, but never his spirit. Now, there they are, suit yourself; I'm only responsible for truth. EARNESTLY CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH -Now, Cain and Abel was both very religious men, and one of them was the type of Christ, and the other was the antichrist. Cain was just as religious as Abel was. Amen. Notice him.Then many times you notice, look here, as Cain killed Abel at the altar, so did Judas kill Jesus at the altar, which Cain and Abel were a type of Judas and Jesus. All down through there's a pro and con.INVASION OF THE USA -Don't you see how religious the Devil is? The Devil's not no anti, great big thing like communism, all against Christianity. That's just all of the Devil, sure, but it's not the antichrist. The antichrist is very religious, very religious. It was a religious spirit that crucified Jesus. It's always been a religious world, a religious people, that crucifies. It's the religious people that was against the true Christ. It was the religious prophets that was against Micaiah. It's the religious people of the day that's against the Message of God. IMAGE OF THE BEAST -Now, I got the "Facts of Our Faith," it's called. The Catholic church, because my people were Irish Catholic. So I know what I'm speaking of. See? And it absolutely is the truth, That's right. that there... And the Bible said that "He will be setting in a church, or a place, or a church that sets on seven hills in Rome, and his power will go to all the world. And he's called the antichrist."THE SEAL OF THE ANTICHRIST - Oh, brother, sister, if I've hurt you or offended you, I want you to forgive me. But don't you never go back and think that I haven't told you the truth, because it come from the Word of God. And you can finally fix your ear in such a fix, till you will be sealed by the antichrist. Antichrist is against the real Christ, the real moving of the Spirit. And the thing so close, it's deceiving the very elect, under emotions, and worked up, and things. FIVE JUNCTIONS OF TIME -And the mark of the antichrist is to reject that Holy Ghost. Which you're sealed outside of the Kingdom forever, with no, no way they'll ever be forgiven. He that speaks against the Holy Ghost will never be forgiven in this world or the world to come. There's your mark of the beast and the seal of God in one little handful.The seal of God is the baptism of the Holy Ghost. And the mark of the antichrist is to deny it. Now, you're marked one way or the other. Don't you want to have the Holy Ghost today? HEARING, RECOGNIZING, ACTING ON THE WORD -Morris Cerullo said to me the other night, said, "Who is the antichrist, Brother Branham? The Jew's the antichrist." I said, "Morris. And you a Jew?" He said, "They're the greatest God-haters there is."I said, "Morris, don't!. Tell me in the Scripture where the antichrist come out of Jerusalem. The antichrist come out of Rome, not out of Palestine.""...Didn't God say He blinded their eyes so we could have a day of seeing? But our day will be over soon." WHY? Now, I believe that the church's name was put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world, before the Lamb was slain; because the Bible said the antichrist would deceive all upon the earth whose names were not written in the Lamb's Book of Life, slain before the foundation of the world. I believe the infinite God by His foreknowledge saw the church.BEHOLD A GREATER THAN ALL IS HERE- And everybody's scared about communism. There's not a Scripture in the Bible says anything about communism, only that it'll burn the whore with fire. It's playing right in God's hands. But you watch Romanism. That's the thing's going to do it. You just watch. It isn't that, antichrist isn't that kind that flatly denies everything. It's so close like it till it'll deceive the very elected if possible, Jesus said. You watch that. That's the thing you keep your mind on.THE FIRST SEAL - A white horse rider went out (Revelation 6:2). See? Who is he? He is mighty in his conquering power. He is a great fellow in his conquering power. You want me to tell you who he is? He is the antichrist. That's exactly what he is. Now, because, you see, if an antichrist... Jesus said that the two would be so close together until it would deceive the very elected, the Bride, if it was possible - antichrist! It's the antichrist spirit. Now, remember, the antichrist and the beast is the same self spirit. There's the trinity. Yes, sir. It is three stages of the same devil power. Remember, Nicolaitia, See, it had to be incarnate before it could be crowned. See? Now, watch this. Three stages: first stage he's called antichrist; second stage, he's called the false prophet; third stage, he's called the beast.THE SECOND SEAL - These people who think that the Jews are the antichrist, they are certainly a million miles off the line. Don't you never think the Jews are an antichrist. Their eyes were blinded purposely that we might have a way to get in, giving us a time of repentance. But the antichrist is a Gentile. Certainly it is, an impersonator of the truth: "Anti," "against."NOTE: Brother Branham in the "Opening of the Mystery of the Seven Seals" of Revelation chapters 5 through 10, preached that the "four horse riders" is the antichrist in different stages of his ministry. He (the antichrist) began his ride on a white horse in the first church age and rides on down to the end-time, finishing his ride on the "pale" horse - his name in Scripture is called Death, and Hell followed him. This antichrist spirit represents a system(s) which Brother Branham referred to as "an impersonator of the truth". It is Satan forming his "false church" within the framework of the "True Church". The result of the influence of the antichrist spirit is Organized Religion. Holy Spirit leadership by the Word is deposed and man-made leadership by man-made religion, by a man-made creed takes control. God NEVER did start a denomination. God started revivals, but when the revival fires begin to die down, it was the spirit of antichrist that moved in to make a denomination out of it. Refusing to wait on God for the next revival, the people became "bound" by a denominational creed and when the next revival did come, most were blind to what God was doing. They were not able to move on with God. NOW, we see that "denominationalism" is antichrist. PLEASE NOTE! WE ARE NOT criticizing or calling the "people" in the denominations 'antichrist', but rather we are referring to the "SYSTEM of organized religion" that binds the people. We encourage you to study these things carefully and prayerfully. We're not asking you to "join" this church or that church - Join yourself, by repentance and a New Birth to Christ, the Word. Continuing with a few more comments by Brother Branham on the subject of the antichrist.......THE FOURTH SEAL -Now, remember, with no with no bad feelings towards any people in any organization, because God has got children in the Catholic system; He's got children in the Methodist system; He's got children in the Baptist system. Now..., All of them different systems is represented here tonight, that come out of it when you seen Light? Let's see your hand.Now, remember, there's people out there just like you, but it's the system that kills. See? It's the antichrist spirit that finally gets them to a place till they won't hear no Truth. Notice, the antichrist is on a pale horse, mixed color. A horse is a beast that represents a power. His power is all mixed up. Why? It's politics; it's national powers; it's religious powers; it's demon powers; it's all kinds of powers mixed together - a mixed pale horse. He's got all kinds of powers. But when Jesus comes, it's on a one solid colored horse - the Word. Amen. This one mixes its colors of red, white, black. Three colors in one -represented in one, and three powers represented in one: a white horse, a black horse, red horse, and three crowns in one. See? Sure.So, as far as the Trinitarian's theory of being three different gods, that's heathenism. That never was taught in the Bible. It never was taught in the Lion message, but it was adopted in the next, which was antichrist. Ask anybody you want to, any theologian. That never did come only through the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes (Revelation 2:15). There is why it come out with Martin Luther. That's why it continued on with John Wesley and poured on down into the Pentecostals. In the day that the Pentecostal come out, they got the Jesus Only group. Now, that's wrong again. How can Jesus be His own Father? See? So it knocks that out. But there's supposed to be an Eagle time come. See? That's the time to straighten all those mysteries out.WHAT SHALL I DO WITH JESUS -And what have the churches desired? A murderer of the Word; one who takes a system. If the system is contrary to the Word, then it's a murderer to the Word. And they desired a denomination tradition in the stead of the true Word being manifested, and proved that It's God amongst the people: by science, through pictures, a Light, the same Angel of the Lord, the Pillar of Fire; the same One that lived on earth in the body of Jesus Christ is come upon His people in the last day, where science has took the picture of It. The church has seen Its works. It's thoroughly identified by tapes and everything, around and around the world, and personally ministered. And still in all of that their systems are desiring a council of churches to condemn the Truth, desiring a murderer that would shut off, or stop, or sell out; and it'll do it. They'll stop such a thing, and the council of churches will have to do it. There's the mark of the beast: antichrist - against the Word, which is Christ.THREE KINDS OF BELIEVERS -Now, the Word of God or the church dogmas is before you. Can you take and accept what the dogmas of the church, or do you take what the Word says? Remember, in all ages has been as it is right now. There's always a popular belief among the people, and it's always been just a little bit contrary to the real Word. Remember, it's never been just a right out deny it. Oh, no. The antichrist don't deny the Word. Certainly not. He says he believes It, but just not all of It the way It is wrote here.Now, if you notice it's always been twins all along. There was Cain and Abel were twins, and Esau and Jacob were twins. Jesus and Judas come out of the same tribe and in the same church. And even the Holy Spirit and the antichrist is to be twins, "so close that would deceive the very elected if possible".LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING-We have made denominations, and schools, and buildings, and failed to do what Jesus told us to do, was preach the Gospel. We've tried to educate the world. He never said, "Educate the world; he that's educated shall be saved." You've got to be born again, filled with the Spirit. That's the reason we have so miserably failed everywhere. See, we got the wealth, we got the thing. Now, what will happen? And when this church, World Council of churches goes together, can't you see who is going to do the leading? Can't you Methodists and Presbyterians understand that, the rest of you, even to Pentecostals? You say you're not going in. You'll either go in or you'll bust up the denomination. You'll do one or the other. It's right before you. You've got to do it. It's a forcing, the mark of the beast. That's what it is, exactly. Denominationalism absolutely (I can prove it by the Bible) is the mark of the beast. "She was a whore; she had prostitute daughters." And we know that that is the Truth. Organized religion, it's contrary to the Word, and it's antichrist in its principles. Not everything in there is antichrist; but in its principles, its system is antichrist, because it's against the Word of God. Every organized system is that way.THE ANOINTED ONES AT END TIME -You think them denominations will ever break up their denomination and come back to the Word? It's THUS SAITH THE LORD they won't. Will they go into the antichrist? Exactly, it's THUS SAITH THE LORD they will. So what are you saying about? I have to bea witness and so do you. All believers.Seek the truth, the truth will set you. God bless.

During World War 2, a soldier was separated from his unit on an island.The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and the crossfire he had lost touch with his comradesAlone in the jungle, he could hear enemy soldiers coming in his direction.Scrambling for cover, he found his way up a high ridge to several small caves in the rock. Quickly he crawled inside one of the caves. Although safe for the moment, he realised that once the enemy soldiers looking for him swept up the ridge, they would quickly search all the caves and he would be killed.As he waited, he prayed, "Lord, please spare my life. Whatever will happen, I love you and trust you. Amen." After praying, he lay quietly listening to the enemy begin to draw close.He thought, "Well, I guess the Lord isn't going to help me out of this one."Then he saw a spider begin to build a web over the front of his cave."Hah" he thought, "What I need is a brick wall and what the Lord has sent me is a spider web. God does have a sense of humour." As the enemy drew closer he watched from the darkness of his hide out and could see them searching one cave after another. As they came to his, he got ready to make his last stand, but then he heard the leader of the soldiers say: "you may as well ignore looking in this cave ...if he had entered here this web would be broken!" So they left and he was delivered!To his amazement, however, after glancing in the direction of his cave, they moved on. Suddenly he realised that with the spider web over the entrance, his cave looked as if no one had entered for quite a while. "Lord, forgive me," he prayed. "I had forgotten that in you a spider's web is stronger than a brick wall. He will use the most foolish things in this world to confound the wise!God is your protector, if you believe in him. What  a beautiful morning that  God had maid that we should  rejoice in it. His grace is sufficient for today , Matthew 7:12 KJV Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.Matthew 22:37-40 KJV : Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. NAnd the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.PRAYER IN THE FATHER'S HONOUR : "That holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." Luke 1:35 If the Son of God is born into my mortal flesh, is His holy innocence and simplicity and oneness with the Father getting a chance to manifest itself in me? What was true of the Virgin Mary in the historic introduction of God's Son into this earth is true in every saint. The Son of God is born into me by the direct act of God; then I as a child of God have to exercise the right of a child, the right of being always face to face with my Father. Am I continually saying with amazement to my common-sense life - why do you want to turn me off here? Don't you know that I must be about my Father's business? Whatever the circumstances may be, that Holy Innocent Eternal Child must be in contact with His Father. Am I simple enough to identify myself with my Lord in this way? Is He getting his wonderful way in me? Is God realizing that His Son is formed in me, or have I carefully put Him on one side? Oh, the clamour of these days! Everyone is clamouring - for what? For the Son of God to be put to death. There is no room here for the Son of God just now, no room for quiet holy communion with the Father. Is the Son of God praying in me or am I dictating to Him? Is He ministering in me as He did in the days of His flesh? Is the Son of God in me going through His passion for His own purposes? The more one knows of the inner life of God's ripest saints, the more one sees what God's purpose is - "filling up that which is behind of the affliction of Christ."
LEARN : An unemployed professional woke up one morning and checked his pocket. All he had left was $ 10. He decided to use them to buy food and wait for the time to die, since he was too proud to beg.He was so frustrated not to find a job and had no one available to help him.He bought his food and as soon as he sat down to eat, an old man and two small children approached him and asked him to give them food, since they had not eaten in almost a week. The professional looked at them. They were so skinny that they could feel their bones. His eyes had sunk. With the last piece of compassion left to him, he gave them his food.The old man and the children prayed that God would give him blessings and prosperity, and gave him a very old coin. The young professional said, "You need that prayer more than I do."Without money, without work and without food, the young man went under a bridge to rest and wait for the hour of his death. He was about to fall asleep when he saw an old newspaper on the floor. He picked it up, and suddenly read an advertisement for those who had old coins, they would take them in a certain direction.He decided to go to that place with the old coin that the old man gave him. When he arrived at the place, he gave the coin to the owner of the place. The owner shouted, pulled out a large book and showed the young graduate a photo.It was the same coin, whose value was 3 million dollars. The young graduate was very excited while the owner gave him a bank card for the 3 million. The young man collected the money and went in search of the old man and the children.By the time he got to where he left them eating, they were gone. He asked the owner of a nearby canteen if he knew them. The owner told him that he did not know them, but that they had left him a note. He quickly opened the note thinking he would find out where to find them.This was what the note said: "You gave us everything you had, and we have rewarded you with the coin, sign: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.Sentence: This is your financial blessing! It's a simple sentence, you have 30 seconds. If you need a financial blessing, continue reading this message.Glorious Father, generous and loving God, I pray that you will abundantly bless my family and me. I know that you know that a family is more than just a father, mother, sister, brother, husband and wife, but family we are all who believe and trust in you. Father, I raise this prayer by asking for financial blessing not only for the person who sent me this, but for me and for everyone to whom I forward this message. And may the power of our united prayers for those who believe and trust in you be more powerful than anything.

HIS GLORIOUS PRESENCE IN US: I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Moses made a request of the Lord. He said, “…If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence” (Exodus 33:15). Many today, because of these words, also pray, “Lord, if your presence doesn’t go with me, I won’t move.” You need to understand that the Old Testament was a different dispensation from the New Testament. At that time, Jesus hadn’t come; so they couldn’t enjoy what we’re privileged to enjoy today: that is, His glorious presence “in” us. When Jesus came, the Jews enjoyed the revelation of “Emmanuel,” which means, “God with us.” What a blessing it was for them back in the day when Jesus walked the streets of Galilee, Nazareth and Capernaum! God almighty, tabernacled in Jesus, was with them! O, what a day! Jesus was the Word incarnate. However, today, revelation has transcended “Emmanuel.” God is no longer just with us, or amongst us, but lives in us through the Holy Spirit. The Bible tells us that this was a mystery that was hidden in ages and generations past, but now has been revealed to God’s saints: “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory " (Colossians 1:27).
Christ in you is greater than “Emmanuel!” Jesus has come, and He has died; He was buried, has arisen, and has ascended. Now, He’s seated in the heavenly realms, but through the Holy Spirit, He lives in our hearts. We thus have access to the divine presence twenty-four hours a day! In Matthew 28:20, He said, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” He lives in you now; He lives in every fibre of your being and every bone of your body.Talking about the Holy Spirit in John 14:17, Jesus said, “…for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” He was with them as He walked the streets and showed great and mighty miracles, but now, He lives in you. Therefore, you can enjoy the glory of God’s presence, lounge in His love, and be suffused in His wisdom and grace, as you revel in the eternal victories He’s wrought for you. PRAYER: Dear Father , thank you , for your divine presence in me has made me more than a man .  I'm in Union with the Holy Spirit, and live above all the limitations of the human realm. Thank you for your love, abundant grace, mercies and goodness that I enjoy today, and always,  in Jesus'  Name. Amen.  Honorable in Motive and Action: Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32. Principle, right, honesty, should ever be cherished. Honesty will not tarry where policy is harbored. They will never agree; one is of Baal, the other of God. The Master requires His servants to be honorable in motive and action. . . . Those who choose honesty as their companion will embody it in all their acts. To a large class, these men are not pleasing, but to God they are beautiful.Satan is working to crowd himself in everywhere. He would put asunder very friends. There are men who are ever talking and gossiping and bearing false witness, who sow the seeds of discord and engender strife. Heaven looks upon this class as Satan's most efficient servants. But the man who is injured is in a far less dangerous position than when fawned upon and extolled for a few of his efforts which appear successful. The commendation of apparent friends is more dangerous than reproach. Every man who praises himself brushes the luster from his best efforts. A truly noble character will not stoop to resent the false accusations of enemies; every word spoken falls harmless, for it strengthens that which it cannot overthrow. The Lord would have His people closely united with Himself, the God of patience and love. All should manifest in their lives the love of Christ. Let none venture to belittle the reputation or the position of another; this is egotism. Never speak disparagingly of any man, for he may be great in the sight of the Lord, while those who feel great may be lightly esteemed of God because of the perversity of their hearts. Our only safety is to lie low at the foot of the cross, be little in our own eyes, and trust in God; for He alone has power to make us great. The judgment and ability of all are needed now. Every man's work is of sufficient importance to demand that it be performed with care and fidelity. One man cannot do the work of all. Each has his respective place and his special work, and each should realize that the manner in which his work is done must stand the test of the judgment. Ezekiel  37:1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,  37:2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.  37:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.  37:4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.  37:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:  37:6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.  37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.  37:8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.  37:9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.  37:10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. “And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” - Rom.4:21 Mattaki from Kuwoi city of Nigeria is the city church elder.  He is a rich farmer.  One day he invited all the women together in front of his house.  Hearing this Godly honest and loving man’s invitation they gathered in front of his house.  He ordered them to bring all the crops from his paddy fields.  His field was 5 kilometers away from his house, some of them told they have to attend their own works and went away.  104 women went with some big and some small baskets.  Some carried basket full and others half basket level with hesitation thinking why to carry so much to the elder returned his home.  One woman with big basket, fully thruster crops inside the basket returned his home.  When all the baskets reached the place, Mattaki told the women that what much you brought belongs to you.  Nobody was able to believe it.  But in mercy and happiness all thanked him. And they each one of them began to lament that, “If I had known this earlier, I should have gathered more.  Women went with their own works felt and said that they lost good chance. When a man does good we feel joy.  When unbelievable things happen, we feel happy.  If so, will not the almighty God give us happiness? Will he not show his expedition to fulfill the promises? Though Abraham was in the unbelievable situation he believed hopingly.  Though Abraham was 100 years old and his physique and Sarah’s physique lost the power of conception, he never thought about the situation.  He who promised will perfect it was his faith which made him powerful and strong. Dear ones! We human beings are concerned with fulfilling given promises.  God is faithful in his words.  So, is it not sure that God will accomplish in its perfect time? Yes, our God is faithful in his words.  If you trust God in all of your worst situations God will surely fulfill his promise and bless you

PSALM FOR TODAY : Psalm 134: 1
Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.

Shalom?
God bless you...

THE SECRET OF DIVINE STRENGTH NLT Bible. 2 Chronicles 16:7-9; 10,12-13 [7]At that time Hanani the seer came to King Asa and told him, “Because you have put your trust in the king of Aram instead of in the lord your God, you missed your chance to destroy the army of the king of Aram. [8]Don’t you remember what happened to the Ethiopians and Libyans and their vast army, with all of their chariots and charioteers? At that time you relied on the lord, and he handed them over to you.[9]The eyes of the lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. What a fool you have been! From now on you will be at war.”10]Asa became so angry with Hanani for saying this that he threw him into prison and put him in stocks. At that time Asa also began to oppress some of his people. [12]In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa developed a serious foot disease. Yet even with the severity of his disease, he did not seek the lord’s help but turned only to his physicians.[13]So he died in the forty-first year of his reign. The secret of divine strength is dogged commitment to the source of power. Commitment to God sustains our connection to the source of power. From our text, King Baasha of Israel rose against king Asa of Judah and built a fortified city preventing many from entering or leaving Judah. Imagine a nation holding another nation captive in their own nation. King Asa forgot God and decided to bribe his way out of Judah's captivity. He bribed a king of another nation with gold and silver from the temple and his palace to break ties with king Baasha of Israel so that Judah can be free.
He succeeded but the Lord told Him through Hanani, the seer that because he sought for help from a man and never relied on God he has lost victory. There was no need for Asa to remain committed because he felt the battle did not need God's attention.Whatever can be done by your hands still needs the help of God so you don't make mistakes like king Asa of Judah. Many are only committed to God when the battle is bigger than them and they turn their backs on God after God gives them victory.
Commitment is the rule for continuous victory because it gets the believer bound to the source of power. King Asa left the Lord and as a result strength left him. He was afflicted with a disease on his feet which was very severe. I believe he had diabetic foot. Even in sickness, he despised God and chose to seek help from physicians. Strength had gone because of lack of commitment and death came.Have you strayed away?
In Word study,
In Word practice
In the gathering of brethren.
Please return to God.  No matter your position, you still need God.
As long as you make you of the air He gave you, you still need Him.
Do not walk into the day without a word from the Lord or prayer.
Receive Grace to be committed to God in Jesus name! Amen

 SOME AVOIDABLE FACTORS THAT KILLS MARRIAGE
   Laziness kills marriage

·         Suspicion kills marriage

·         Lack of trust kills marriage

·         Lack of mutual respect kills marriage

·         Unforgiveness kills marriage (Forgiveness is not optional but mandatory)

·         Arguments kills marriage

·         Keeping secrets from your spouse kills marriage

·         Every form of infidelity kills marriage (financial, emotional, psychological, material, etc)

·         Poor communication kills marriage

. Lies easily kills marriage, be sincere to your spouse in every aspect.

·         Relating more with your parents than your spouse kills marriage

·         Lack of, inadequate or unenjoyable sex kills marriage.

·         Nagging kills marriage

·         Too much talk and careless talk kills marriage

·         Spending less or little time with your spouse kills marriage

·         Being too independent minded kills marriage

·         Love for party, money and spending/partying kills marriage

·         Exposing the inadequacies of your spouse to your parents or siblings kills marriage

·         Not being steadfast/fervent in the spirit kills not only marriage but your life

·         Spurning correction and reprimand kills marriage.

·         Always wearing a sad face and being moody kills marriage.

·         FEMINISM ADVOCACY kills marriage.

.     MALE CHAUVINISM kills marriage

·         Uncontrolled or hot temperament kills marriage.

·         Not understanding your role and position in marriage as instituted by God kills marriage.

·         Not being sensitive to the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of your spouse kills marriage

·         When anything threatens the position/security of a wife, her reaction(s) will be detrimental to her marriage.

·         Lack of the knowledge of the word of God kills marriage.

.Please, save a marriage today by sharing this.May the Lord bring healing to every troubled home and family.  Amen.

1. Ecclesiastes 10:10
Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That's the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.

Ecclésiaste, 10:10
 S`il a émoussé le fer, et s`il n`en a pas aiguisé le tranchant, il devra redoubler de force; mais la sagesse a l`avantage du succès.


Meaning: Just like having the right tools makes it easier and faster to get the job done, the same is true with wisdom.  We have the choice to work harder or work smarter.  Wisdom may not always lead to the easier route, but it will lead you to success.  Make sure to ask God to give you wisdom when you seek advice.  He will share His wisdom with you.


2  Acts 17:11
And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul's message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to check up on Paul and Silas, to see if they were really teaching the truth.

Actes, 17:11
Ces Juifs avaient des sentiments plus nobles que ceux de Thessalonique; ils reçurent la parole avec beaucoup d`empressement, et ils examinaient chaque jour les Écritures, pour voir si ce qu`on leur disait était exact.


Meaning: Habits can be beneficial because they prevent us from forgetting to do things. Getting into the habit of reading the Bible daily is good; however, habits can also slip under the radar without much thought. Like the people of Berea in this verse, don't forget to pour passion into reading God's words. Those words apply directly to your life everyday.


3. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
We are hedged in on every side, but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair; we are pursued, but not deserted; we are struck down to the ground, but never struck out and destroyed.

 2 Corinthiens, 4:8-9
 Nous sommes pressés de toute manière, mais non réduits à l`extrémité; dans la détresse, mais non dans le désespoir; persécutés, mais non abandonnés; abattus, mais non perdus;


Meaning: All of us become disappointed when we have a plan that fails, a hope that does not materialize, a goal that is unreached. When things like that happen, for a certain period of time we experience a letdown, one that can lead to depression if it is not handled properly. That's when we have to make the decision to adapt and adjust, to take a new approach, to just keep going despite our feelings. That's when we must remember that we have the Greater One residing within us, so that no matter what may happen to frustrate us, or how long it may take for our dreams and goals to become reality, we are not going to give up and quit just because of our emotions. That is when we must remember what God once told me in just such a moment: "When you get disappointed, you can always make the decision to get reappointed.

4. Romans 8:27
Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Romains, 8:21
 avec l`espérance qu`elle aussi sera affranchie de la servitude de la corruption, pour avoir part à la liberté de la gloire des enfants de Dieu.

Meaning: Wouldn’t you like to pray effective prayers that are always in line with the will of God and which always hit the mark? Well, when you pray in the Spirit, you can. You see, when we pray in English or our known language, and according to our limited understanding, we can pray amiss. Sometimes, our heads get in the way and we find ourselves asking, “Isn’t it selfish of me to pray like this?” or “Am I praying in line with God’s will?” My friend, that is why God gives us the gift of praying in tongues. When we pray in tongues or in the Holy Spirit, we can never pray out of God’s will because the Holy Spirit “makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God”. In other words, we pray perfect prayers in line with God’s will when we pray in tongues.

5. John 4:14
but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

Jean, 4:14
mais celui qui boira de l`eau que je lui donnerai n`aura jamais soif, et l`eau que je lui donnerai deviendra en lui une source d`eau qui jaillira jusque dans la vie éternelle.Meaning: Naturally, thirst indicates a shortage in the water level of the body. The immediate response to thirst is to have a quick drink. Likewise, spiritually, to thirst means to have a strong desire to see the manifestation of the power of God in any aspect of life. It is a longing in the heart to see the supernatural move of God become manifested. It is the desire of a thirsty person to see the glory and power of God manifested. Just as physical thirst requires an immediate response, spiritual thirst requires an immediate intake of spiritual water through praying in tongues. God is completely and totally committed to thirsty people. In life, you are either thirsty or indifferent. God has no provisions for people who are indifferent towards Him.PROPHETIC PRAYER POINTS: Proverbs 21:30: There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord 1. Lord make my prayer life more dynamic and effective2. Lord help me to be busy for you always3. Lord let something positive happen in my life. Do you? Heaven or hell, which one will you choose? Jesus Christ awaits your answer. John 3:36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him. In case you are not of yourself knowing where you are to be on this planet earth then say this after me: Lord Jesus I am a great sinner but today I want you to forgive me all my sins and take my life henceforth all the days of my life to be in your court so that when you appear I will not be left behind. Thank you Jesus for saving me. Now get a bible believing church where at all time people are led to Jesus Christ and be there till he comes.


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