Totally feeling not good with labyrinthitis, the dizziness is making it hard to concentrate. Had to cancel Bible study yesterday and get medical...Totally feeling not good with labyrinthitis, the dizziness is making it hard to concentrate. Had to cancel Bible study yesterday and get medical help. Please be praying for me... Show more
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Be firm in the Word of God - Peter J Gordon
39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? 40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
In this passage the Lord is addressing the crowd and the matter he raises is the responsibility that comes with power and position.
Through popular media today we can be easily influenced to think or act in certain ways. Our government and major business use the media to their benefit. We can easily be influenced and lead into deception by propaganda and peer pressure.
Groups like atheists, humanist, agnostics and freethinkers like goths often think that they are influenced by no one. The freethinking gothic sects feel they have broken away from the main stream world or the moral codes of society by the way they talk, act and dress. I have seen personally this culture and its funny how they all listen to the same kind of music, go to the same clothes shops and websites, everything has the same style. So, in all reality they are not freethinkers but just plain goths who follow gothic ideas.
As Christians we need to be able to discern what teachings and doctrines we accept as fundamental basics of our faith. We also need to listen to ministers of the Word to ensure they’re adhering closely to the Word of God.
This is what Jesus is getting at in this passage where he addresses the power of leadership and influence by pointing out 3 things.
1...The destructive leadership of the Pharisees.
2...Challenges us to seek out good godly leaders.
3...And for us to influence people ourselves.
Point 1, verse 39 Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they both fall into a pit? Here he is calling the Pharisees blind, and would you like to be lead by a blind man? With no stick to guide you. Where he could put you in danger by crossing a busy road or bumping into obstacles.
Similarly, we wouldn’t like to be led by spiritually blind leaders who could lead us into a pit and into serious harm. When we listen to ministers of the Word the Bible, we need to compare what they’re teaching with the Word of God and ensure it measures up.
Point 2 Verse 40 says A disciple is not above his teacher. We see here the leaders have a position of superiority over the disciple as he learns. A good teacher will have a humble heart and won’t have an arrogant attitude towards his student.
Myself, in some ways, have been under teaching that I felt was great. I was impressed by a particular man’s teaching and then I heard him preach in tongues saying it was a sign of salvation to have this gift. I screamed to myself NO! I felt I had to stop listening to this minister and had to seek a teacher that would be solid in teaching virtues like the importance of a good prayer life, diligent study of scripture, a close personal relationship with the Lord. He made the Lord ruler of his life.
Point 3 When we read this quote “but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.” It brings upon us a big responsibility. When we are trained and able to teach we need to be right with our walk with the Lord and a good prayer life, but also to listen carefully and not think we know it all. We must be ready to humbly teach those who are new in faith whilst constantly discerning the things of God through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Being part of a good church or ministry gives us firm grounding in how to teach properly, but we still need to keep alert, discerning and studying what we hear. Let us remain humble, remembering that we’ve been given a great responsibility and its only through the power of the Holy Ghost and not through our own wisdom there were able to minister the Word of God to others.
Has the King of The East Now Taken His Throne? China's New Emperor for Life - By Bill Powell -
It was a bland, bureaucratic statement-but its implications could be profound. In late February, China's Communist Party announced a proposal to abolish term limits for its highest office. The party hasn't made a final decision, but the news seemed to confirm what many have long suspected: Xi Jinping, the country's leader, wants to be president for life.
The announcement wasn't surprising, but many didn't expect it to come so soon. Aside from being president, Xi is also the general secretary of the Communist Party and commander in chief of the country's armed forces. The term limits on his presidency effectively constrain his ability to hold the other two jobs. Since Xi took office in March 2013, he's been consumed with his fight against corruption. This battle is basically a proxy for him and his allies to consolidate control over the highest levels of the party, as well as big state-owned companies. In Chinese politics, personal rivalries and differing agendas are rarely visible to the outside world. So many had assumed Xi's fight was still ongoing, given how deeply entrenched corruption is in China.
If the party does decide to end term limits for president, it could have major implications for the nation-and the world. Domestically, it would rupture what has been a stable system of succession. Deng Xiaoping, the father of China's economic reforms, created that system in 1982. Prior to Deng's rule, China was mired in the chaos and pain of the Cultural Revolution, when Mao Zedong "had absolute power over the lives and deaths of others," wrote Mo Zhixu, a political commentator in Guangzhou.
Post-Mao, Deng and his successors transformed China from an isolated, impoverished country into the second most powerful nation in the world. Many believe the country will inevitably surpass the United States in terms of influence and economic growth. But Beijing has experienced these changes during a period of relative stability, when political transitions came to be seen as orderly, predictable. Deng's successor, Jiang Zemin, handed power to Hu Jintao, who after a decade turned the party over to Xi. That predictability is now in question.
What's not in question is that Xi wants to increase his country's clout, to show the world that his model of government is a worthy alternative to those of the West. Despite American resistance, Xi shows no sign of backing away from his efforts to dominate in the South and East China Seas. He has also extended his country's influence to the south and west, all the way to Pakistan, with his efforts to build infrastructure in developing nations. Xi believes the world should accommodate China, not the other way around. He shows no interest in deposing North Korea's Kim Jong Un, despite Pyongyang's nuclear antics, and will likely respond in kind to any American trade protections, like the ones the U.S. announced for steel and aluminum in early March.
After a decade of dithering, China is also finally trying to carry out some painful and necessary economic reforms. Some of Xi's supporters believe he needs more time and more authority to implement them. The Chinese president may realize it's going to take a while to reduce his country's debt, which will lead to a slowdown in growth. Maybe he wants to manage that process. This is the most optimistic view of the party's announcement: that eventually, if the economy is humming and has a lower debt burden, perhaps Xi can hand over power to a designated successor and be remembered as a hero. Such a scenario is possible. But it assumes the Chinese leader is willing to oversee such a sustained and painful economic transition. It also assumes he'd ever give up power.
In the West, many analysts seemed jaded after Beijing's announcement-especially those who had hoped China would reform politically as its economy prospered (just as South Korea and Taiwan had in the 1980s). These observers finally seem to be accepting reality. China is now a more confident, more repressive authoritarian state than it was before Xi. His increased crackdown on anyone critical of the government, as well as his use of internet censorship and technology to monitor citizens the regime deems troublesome, are here to stay. And may even increase.
Despite China's economic successes, there are still millions in the country who want more political freedom. But under this regime, they have no voice-and won't, it appears, for a long time. At 64 years old, the apparently healthy Xi isn't going anywhere.
He's now, most likely, China's emperor for life.
In Between Birth Pains? - By Todd Hampson -
Is it me, or do end-time birth pains seem to be getting more distinct, intense, and all inclusive? 2017 saw an intense convergence of birth pains; and, in my spirit, I sense (as I study God's word and look around at world events) that we're in between birth pains, but a tidal wave is coming. When contractions begin, there are periods of relative rest in between, but the birth pains don't stop until the baby is born.
Beginning in late August 2017, we witnessed one natural disaster after another. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit Texas and Florida-both record-breaking events. Hurricane Maria devastated several island countries, including Puerto Rico where the entire country was completely without power for an extended time.
If three monster hurricanes hitting the US and US territories in one month weren't mind-blowing enough, consider that-at the same time-India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh had record monsoons with massive death tolls. Sierra Leone and Niger had massive floods, mudslides and thousands of deaths as well.
In the midst of those events, we also witnessed worldwide record-breaking heat and fire seasons. California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Greece, Brazil, Portugal, Algeria, Tunisia, Greenland, Russia, and Siberia all had record forest fires. Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia had a triple-digit heat wave, which they dubbed "Lucifer."
Then Mexico had two major earthquakes in less than a month, and Yellowstone experienced a lengthy earthquake swarm. At the same time, Japan had two noteworthy earthquakes. Following that, we saw systemic abuse in Hollywood and illegal "deep-state" activity in Washington exposed like never before. Oh yeah, and Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. To me, the last 4-5 months of 2017 seemed like a major Olivet-Discourse-converging birth pain.
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Knowledge, Wisdom, and Understanding of Prophecy - Pastor Mike Taylor -
6 "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows." (Matthew 24:6-
Everyone that is alive in this hour of the last days of man-kinds last gasp of ruling themselves, can see the chaos that is virtually enveloping this world. If it hasn't hit you directly, you may know someone who has felt the upheaval that is coming upon this world, and the neighborhood around you. Be it either natural environmental disasters, flooding, earthquakes, volcanoes that have come awake all up and down the Pacific coastlines and elsewhere, raging fires that are out of control in California or other states in the western section of the USA, or see the wars that have broken out in the Middle East and the threat of wars that could effect every man and women on this planet.
But with all this surrounding us and many that are in fear of what is coming upon the earth, it is good to step back and survey the surrounding landscape of historical details along with current events that can only be related to Bible prophecy that is being fulfilled in these last days. Let us, for a moment, consider the awesomeness of this big picture that is coming quickly into clearer view.
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Poisoning of double Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia... Such a shame for this father and daughter who are in hospital with...Poisoning of double Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia... Such a shame for this father and daughter who are in hospital with suspected poisoning. I pray they will recover and catch however did this shameful act. 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 KJV If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I... Show moreLoading content, please wait.
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This isn't an instant fix, it is worth going through the differant steps, reading, meditating and praying on the verses, untill your convicted to pray and accept Christ as your Saviour.
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It is amazing how the Gospel of Jesus reached India, I pray something like this would happen here in Scotland. We need Jesus!!!
Birthdate04. 02. 1973
About meI am a Christian from Scotland and run this website. I am married with children of different ages that keeps me busy. My son is Autistic and doesn't speak.
LocationHelensburgh (United Kingdom)