Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Conspiracy: What the LORD Says

Conspiracy or something else... We are in the latter days... 
The last hour... and, perhaps, the last minute of this age...

photo gWinship 2012

Isa_8:12  (ESV)  "Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread.

For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
(Isaiah 8:11-16)

H7195 Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary
From H7194; an (unlawful) alliance: - confederacy, conspiracy, treason.
BDB Definition:
1) conspiracy, treason, (unlawful) alliance

A primitive root; to tie, physically (gird, confine, compact) or mentally (in love, league): - bind (up), (make a) conspire (-acy, -ator), join together, knit, stronger, work [treason].

Fear not... read the Scriptures... the Word of God...

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 
(2 Timothy 2:15-16)


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pure Religion

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this:

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
(James 1:26-27)

painting by gwinship 2009

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
(James 3:10-18)

Bless those that curse you...
Shalom... Peace

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Salvation in the Name of Jesus Only

The End: Signs In The Heavens
Man: Trying To Hide From The Inevitable

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keeps his commandments dwells in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. 
(1 John 3:18-24)

Look Up... your redemption draws near...
Read the Scriptures: Read aloud to those who cannot....

Shalom... peace to your hearts in these perilous times.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fruit Is Good

Fruit of the Holy Spirit
Photo by gWinship

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
(Galatians 5:22-26)

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 
(Ephesians 5:8-10)