Saturday, April 20, 2013
FAITH TAKES GOD AT HIS WORD! Unbelief takes God's word and messes it up to suit itself, as the Adversary did. He QUESTIONS God's word, "Has God said?" Ah, "...take heed WHAT you hear." The method of destruction: the Adversary, to Eve: QUESTIONS God's Word, and then DENIES God's Word, and then AFFIRMS A FALSE GOD in place of God's Word. NOTHING NEW has been done since that time. What happened? She LISTENED to one who ALTERED the Word of God to suit his purpose. Then she mangled, and garbled, and ADDED to that Word herself. BE CAREFUL AND TAKE HEED WHAT YOU HEAR! (2 Cor. 11:3; Col. 2:8) Therefore, let us take heed what we hear, WHOEVER BE THE SPEAKER. Let us beware of what, in ANY teaching: OMITS a part (especially a gracious part) of God's Word ENCRUSTS it with TRADITION WARPS AND TWISTS it, changing a certainty to a contingency. (Ps.55:21-22) FOR What is missing is sure to be important truth What is added is sure to be obscure What is twisted is sure to produce deformity ....ALL stems from the original tactics of negative, positive, and substitutionary errors. My approval or disapproval is NOT the test of the truth, or otherwise, of what I hear - I must have KNOWLEDGE OF THE SCRIPTURE, so that I can check everything by what God says. Only then can I discern both good and evil. Heb. 5:14 THEREFORE, "If any man have an ear, let him HEAR, LISTEN, AND TAKE HEED WHAT he hears."
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
This is a writing from Clyde Pilkington, Jr., and speaks of the sovereignty of God, of HE Who is ABSOLUTELY sovereign, always and in all things. He did not hand over His sovereinty to the Adversary, nor to man. HE rules in the affairs of men, and HE shall have HIS way, from beginning to end. And may I tell that the end, the final outcome, will be glorious...as Paul reminds us, HE will be ALL in all. Victorious! Absolutely!!! God Is Sovereign in All of the Affairs of Men Nebuchadnezzar was an earthly monarch which appeared to be a sovereign; but there is a Sovereign in heaven Who has all things under His control. Nebuchadnezzar would learn the great truth that, “the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whoever He will” (Daniel 4:17, 25). “He does according to His will … among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stop His hand …” (Daniel 4:35). God’s sovereignty over all of the affairs of men – even those who are “sovereign” – is taught throughout the Scriptures. “_The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turns it wherever He will”_ (Proverbs 21:1). In fact, it is God Who is the, “… Great King over all the earth" (Psalm 47:2). Regardless of what His creatures may assert, the God of Scripture is the all-wise, all-powerful Sovereign of His Own universe. He is not a god who, somehow, has lost control of his universe. Rest in that. Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. Daily Email Goodies