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Christmas Message from God – 2023

Christmas is our “most wonderful time of the year”. It is one of the modern Christian highest holy days. This year, I received an unexpected message from God starting Christmas Eve and concluding a few days after Christmas.

The reader should be warned from the beginning that when I say unexpected,

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The Assyrians – God’s Instrument of Judgment on the Northern Kingdom

Introduction

There are many people I have heard refer to the God of the Old Testament as a harsh God while the God portrayed in the New Testament is more loving.

In reality, God’s character has not changed. Both His severity seen in places in the Old Testament and His love portrayed strongly in the New Testament are present throughout history.

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Understanding Paul in 1 Timothy 4:1 – Part 3

Part 3 – Departing/Falling Away from the Faith

Preface

It will be hard for some (maybe many) to understand the point of view presented in this part of the series.

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Spiritual Maturity – Holy Spirit and the Word

5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly I say to you, unless someone is born of water and spirit, he is not able to enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 (LEB)

Being born again (salvation) is just the beginning.  It is how we are “justified in Christ” and will receive eternal life. 

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Another Coming Judgment? – Famine

Table of Contents

  • Part 2 –
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    Don’t Be Unaware – Key Strategy of the Enemy

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    100+ Years of Satan’s Strategy to Capture Your Attention

    Below you will find a link to a recording of an NPR (National Public Radio) broadcast by Shankar Vedantam on his series called Hidden Brain.  This episode is called, “This is Your Brain on Ads”. 

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    The Lord is My Banner

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    The Lord is My Banner and On It Is Written “Christ and Him Crucified”.

    In everything I share in the writings about the “right way” to worship God there is an overriding and underlying reality for me. 

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    The “Right Way” – Take a Drink

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    Reminder

    Before Exodus 15 – Salvation & Baptism

    1. The last plague (Passover) and Deliverance from Egypt represents our salvation where blood is shed to redeem us from this world
      • Egypt represents to us the slavery to sin under the rule of the Enemy of God (Satan).

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    The “Right Way” – Eat Healthy

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    Reminder

    Before we go to our next passage (Exodus 16), here are a few events to remember. In type and picture:

    Before Exodus 15 – Salvation & Baptism

    1. The last plague (Passover) and Deliverance from Egypt represents our salvation where blood is shed to redeem us from this world
      • Egypt represents to us the slavery to sin under the rule of the Enemy of God (Satan).

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    The “Right Way” – Salvation, Healing & Strengthening

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    Introduction – 1 Corinthians 10

    We need to make brief mention of a method of interpretation in use which is based on what Paul teaches in the New Testament. Paul parallels our experience as believers in God through Jesus Christ with the experience of the Old Testament children of Israel and their journey out of Egypt,

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