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  1. Christians are Unwilling to Lay Themselves on the Altar for the Word of God to Work

    The Dividing of Spirit and Soul

    OUR LENGTHY DISCUSSION as to the difference between spirit and soul and their respective operations has been to lead us to this present point. For a believer who strives after God the element to be apprehensive about is the inordinate activity of the soul beyond the measure set by God. The soul has been in ascendancy for such long duration that in the matter of consecration it even presumes to take upon itself the task of realizing that act to Godís satisfaction. Many Christians are unaware how drastically the cross must work so that ultimately their natural power for living may be denied. They do not know the reality of the indwelling Holy Spirit nor that His authority must extend to gathering under His control the thoughts, desires and feelings of the entire being. Without their having an inner appreciation of this, the Holy Spirit is unable to accomplish everything He wishes to do. The greatest temptation for an earnest and zealous saint is to engage his own strength in Godís service rather than to wait humbly for the Holy Spirit to will and to perform.

    The call of the cross of the Lord Jesus is to beckon us to hate our natural life, to seek opportunity to lose, not to keep, it. Our Lord wants us to sacrifice self and be yielded wholly to the working of His Spirit. If we are to experience afresh His true life in the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, we must be willing to present to death every opinion, labor and thought of the soul life. The Lord additionally touches upon the issue of our hating or loving our self life. The soul is invariably ďself-loving.Ē Unless from the very depth of our heart we abhor our natural life, we shall not be able to walk genuinely by the Holy Spirit. Do we not realize that the basic condition for a spiritual walk is to fear our self and its wisdom and to rely absolutely upon the Spirit?

    This war between the soul and the spirit is waged secretly but interminably within Godís children. The soul seeks to retain its authority and move independently, while the spirit strives to possess and master everything for the maintenance of Godís authority. Before the spirit achieves its ascendancy the soul has tended to take the lead in all regards. Should a believer allow self to be the master while expecting the Holy Spirit to help and to bless him in his work, he undoubtedly will fail to produce spiritual fruit. Christians cannot anticipate a walk and work ...
  2. Is BitTorrent Wrong?

    by , 05-27-2013 at 08:02 PM (Being Accounted Ready (Matt. 24.40-42, Luke 21.36, Rev. 3.10) Before the Tribulation 2023 - 2030)
    I had a non-Christian tell me his views on using bittorrent. He took 3 passages from Scripture: a) thou shall not steal; 2) don't covet other peoples' goods; and 3) be holy as God is holy. Of course, he rejects Christ Jesus as God, Lord and Savior who died on the cross for the sins of the world, and resurrected the 3rd day which is why he is going to Hell. You can't take the passages of Scripture selectively interpreted according to your opinion and without the flow of the Holy Spirit in agreement with the word of God that comes to one who is born-again. He said he teaches his students not to bittorrent and that he himself never does it. Never does it? Not even once?

    Then he preceded to accuse me, since I am a Christian how could I do such a thing? There was a 15 year old girl that was listening to our conversation. She immediately reacted and said "that's discrimination" to hold Christians to a higher standard than non-Christians. She took the words right out of my mouth. I couldn't agree more.

    When I first tried to give him the Christian response to his position, I pointed out that in the Bible we are told of idols that exist in a person's life which need to be torn down. His idol was that of self-exalting himself by claiming he never bittorrents and claims that all his students agree with him which I found highly doubtful, because the young girl standing next to us listening to the conversation responded in opposition by saying, "when placing a bowl of candies at the entrance after you walk through a doorway is not stealing". After hearing this, you could see steam coming out of his ears, and his entire complexion changed. He was very angry and left in a huffy puff.

    I would add further, when you download a movie, you aren't coveting anything but saving $14. Consider this God's grace. The download takes just a couple minutes if that. It is pervasive across all platforms and nations, and nothing could be simpler. This is God's judgment upon the entire movie industry to reduce their profitability as well as reduce the gargantuan paychecks for popular movie actors since it is usually these big budget movies that are subject mostly to downloading, and vanity of vanities would be to get paid millions of dollars for pretending to be someone you are not. Owners and directors of these movies are making in some cases more than a billion dollars. Avatar by James Cameron and The Passion of the Christ by Mel ...
  3. The Crazy Games People Play Who Call Themselves Christian that are Not Christians



    Have you come across people, and more potently family members, who claim to be Christians but are clearly not? They throw the word "Christian" around when tested as if somehow that automatically makes them a Christian. For example, a family member may think the atheist in the family or other members of the family are Christians even though they never want to discuss the gospel of salvation of Jesus Christ let alone hear about it. They get angry about it. So this "nominal Christian" (i.e. false Christian) essentially believes in universalism that they are all saved and is under strong delusion that they believe in Christ anyhow in some mysterious esoteric way. What a false Christ this would be!

    How does an atheist accept Christ when the atheist claims God does not exist? That is the most obvious case to put forward. But it is no less true to observe the contradiction in someone who may not vocally deny Christ, but certainly has not received Him for forgiveness of sins and resurrection life.

    This family member who is a false Christian may have accused you of being a fanatic for your faith as a Christian even though you were simply giving the gospel of salvation with love to another family member who is an atheist. You were saved so you ask this fake Christian family member when he or she was born-again? Never did he or she ever give you the gospel before you were saved (or even after). What love is that? But as the years go by this fake Christian says she or he was saved long before you were. What a surprise that is hearing it for the first time when just a few days ago she or he said she believed in reincarnation, universalism and never mentioned Jesus is God the Son. This is a perverted form of one-up-man-ship. This is how worldly people are. They don't care about the truth of the Scriptures or the Spirit of Truth.

    Not only have I experienced this demented game they play, but I know other Christians who have given me their testimony that they have undergone the same mind games from fake Christian family members. I would like to add as well, I have never met anyone over the age of 40 who ever gave their life to Christ so don't expect them to change. At some point you need to simply not discuss it with them anymore, kicking the dust under your feet even as Jesus and the Apostles did. Just be
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  4. God's Lock Tumbler of Daniel's Final Seven

    Every 12 out of 19 years there are 2,550 days from Feast of Trumpets to Day of Atonement. And the other 7 out of 19 years there are 2,520 days from Feast of Trumpets to Tisha B'Av (the day the 1st and 2nd Temples were destroyed).

    We have good reason, therefore, to believe there are 30 days more at the end of the second 1260 days to the 1290th day, and these additional 30 days are for Jesus to judge the nations in Matt. 25.31-46 when He returns. Then 45 days more to the 1335th day are to set up Israel as the center of all nations.

    Just as Genesis 2 gives the details of Gen. 1, we find that Revelations 12 to 19 give the details of the major points of the Tribulation from Rev. 7 to 11. Rev. 2 & 3 are the church age. Rev. 4 are the 24 archangels in heaven (Michael replaced Lucifer). 24 is the number of administration by these eldest elders of the universe. Rev. 5 recounts the cross. In the 1st Seal there is a bow and arrow that looks like a cross but the arrow has been shot giving Satan a deadly wound (he no longer is able to work in the old man that has died on the cross with Christ of those of us who are born-again).

    Would Jesus wait 2000 years after picking up the scroll to open the seals of the scroll? Of course not. So the 4 Seals are the past 20 centuries very general in nature where 1/4 are killed. Whereas in Rev. 9 1/3 are killed. Two different periods. The 5th Seal a few years before the Tribulation starts gives a message to those martyred the past 20 centuries to wait a little longer for Daniel's final seven unfolds.

    The 6th Seal gives us the 3 events that occur 2010-2015 before the Tribulation starts at the 1st trumpet (8.7). The 7th Seal opens up the 7 trumpets of the Tribulation. Trumpets are loud like the events of the Tribulation. The 1st 4 trumpets (ch. 8) are the 1st half of the Tribulation. People are not killed in mass yet, only the earth is hurt in various ways. Though the Vatican will be nuked (8.7-11, detail given in ch. 17, particularly v.16) in the first half.

    The next 3 trumpets are the 3 woes. Rev. 9 says the 5th trumpet is 5 months, 6th trumpet is 13 months, leaving 24 months for the 7th trumpet for a total of 42 months. The 7th trumpet pours out the 7 bowls of wrath. Bowls are bigger than cups and they are poured silently, because so much is happening so quickly in those last 24 months before Jesus steps down on the mount of olives.

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  7. Why Am I Torn Between 2015-22 and 2022-29 for the Tribulation?

    ​Rev. 6.12 just before the Tribulation starts: a great earthquake, black sackcloth sun, and red blood moon in that precise order.

    The Haiti 2010 earthquake killed 320,000 people, the 2nd most deaths of any earthquake in history. The Japan 2011 earthquake was the 4th greatest in magnitude the world has ever seen on record. Together, back to back, year over year, there has never been a one two punch this devastating before on record. At the very least it is a probability of 1 in 2010.

    The H3 Nov. 3, 2013 is much more rare than people think. It completes itself as a total eclipse. It is a long version according to NASA that lasts longer than 1 min. 30 sec. There have only been 3 long H3's since Christ about once every 700 years. 1 in 700 chance.

    The Tetrads are more rare than people realize. The probability of 2 tetrads landing on Passover and tabernacles is 1 in 20 because it only happened once before the 20th century during the 9th century. And the probability that one would land on 1949/50 or 1967/68 is 2 in 100, and the probability the other would land on the other date is 1/99. Altogether that's a probability of about 1 in 100,000.

    The probability they would land in the precise order they did is 1 in 6.

    There are 2,520 days from Feast of Trumpets Sept. 14, 2015 to Tisha B'Av (the day the 1st and 2nd Temples were destroyed which happens 7 out of 19 years). And Tisha B'Av lands on Saturday, but because it is a Jewish Sabbath, it is held the day after instead on Sunday Aug. 7, 2022. This is a 1 in 7 x 1 in 7 chance.

    1 / 100,000 x 1 / 700 x 1 / 2010 x 1 / 6 x 7 / 19 x 1 / 7 x 1 / 7 = 1 in 112 trillion.

    Conclusion: the first rapture according to readiness (Matt. 24.40-42, Luke 21.36, Rev. 3.10) and Tribulation begin Sept. 14, 2015 and Jesus steps down on the mount of olives (Zech. 14.4, Acts 1.11, Rev. 1.7, 19.11-16) on the 2,520th day Tisha B'Av Aug. 7, 2022.

    If this doesn't happen which is possible because the Temple is not built in time with 2300 days left (Dan. 8.14) into the Tribulation period before the Temple is cleansed and the implant under our skin to buy and sell is not prevalent enough then there is a 7 year preparatory period. Many verses support this. http://biblocality.com/forums/list.php?category/131-2022-to-2029

    Hence, the Tribulation would be Feast of Trumpets Sept. 26, 2022 to Day of Atonement Sept. 19, 2029. ...
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