The Dragon; That Serpent of Old…Rev 12 pt 5

Originally posted on Pastor Bill Randles Blog:

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.(Revelation 12:3-4)

The vision of Revelation 12 corresponds to the account of the fall of man in Genesis 3. What do we have in Genesis 3? A Woman,a Serpent and the promise of the birth of a Savior.

By the time of Revelation 12, The Woman is clothed in the Sun,Moon and Stars, and is pregnant. The Serpent has become a Dragon, invested with great power and authority.

We need not speculate the identity of the serpent for this vision gives the identity,

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Reinhard Bonnke replaces Joyce Meyer at IHOP-KC Onething 2014

Describing him as “one of the most powerful evangelists of all time,” an IHOP-KC communication states, “We are thrilled to announce that Reinhard Bonnke will be joining us for Onething 2014!” [1]

Bonnke is the hoped for high-recognition replacement for the departed Joyce Meyers, who canceled due to “some unforeseeable personal circumstances.” [2]

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The Message “Bible” profanes God’s Name in Micah 3:5

Here is God’s Message to the prophets,
the preachers who lie to my people:
“For as long as they’re well paid and well fed,
the prophets preach, ‘Isn’t life wonderful! Peace to all!’
But if you don’t pay up and jump on their bandwagon,
their ‘God bless you’ turns into ‘God d – – – you.’ (The Message, Micah 3:5) (emphasis mine)

What possible excuse can Eugene Peterson give for having done this? Out of all the things that could have been placed there? I didn’t include the last three letters of Peterson’s blasphemy, but you get the idea.

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (KJV, Exodus 20:7)

Here is Micah 3:5 from the NASB:

Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead my people astray;
When they have something to bite with their teeth,
They cry, “Peace,”
But against him who puts nothing in their mouths
They declare holy war. (NASB, Micah 3:5)

Don’t kid yourself. The Message is all about Ephesians 6:12. This is spiritual wickedness in high places. This unholy parody was created to weaken the Body of Christ.

It’s working.

If you want to learn more about The Message, go here and here

*Thanks to James Johnson for revealing this about Micah 3:5 on Marsha West’s Facebook page

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The Message “Bible” Haiku

Crayons and mud pie
smudge out God’s very own words
darkly untruthful

(Haiku is Japanese poetry consisting of 3 lines of 5,7, and 5 syllables.)

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New Booklet Tract warns about The Message “Bible”

The Message “Bible”— A Breach of Truth: How Eugene Peterson’s The Message Omits Homosexual Sin—and Other Strange Deletions, Additions, and Alterations click here to read….

Thankful

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. (1 Timothy 1:15)

Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life. (1 Tim 1:16)

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. (1 Tim 1:17)

These passages from 1 Timothy were written by Paul, a man who once persecuted Christian men, women, and children. Paul never forgot what he once was, but neither did he dwell on it. When he mentioned it at all, it was because he wanted to bring glory to Jesus Christ.

The Lord used Paul powerfully. Consider how much of the New Testament was written by this former  “persecutor of the church.” (Philippians 3:6)

Yet, as William MacDonald observes, “This man who had learned to be content with whatever material things he had never could be content with his spiritual attainments. He did not count himself to have ‘arrived,’ as we would say today.”[1]

Paul never stopped serving Christ.

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14)

MacDonald writes that Paul, “was a man of single purpose. He had one aim and ambition. In this he resembled David, who said, ‘One thing have I desired of the Lord.’ Forgetting those things which are behind would mean not only his sins and failures but also his natural privileges, attainments, and successes…and even his spiritual triumphs.” [2]

There is much to be thankful for: How the Lord has rescued us; the lives He has given us; the honor of serving Him. We who know Him as Lord and Savior need not fear the future.

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. (Psalm 107:1)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. (Colossians 3:15)

Source Notes:
1. William MacDonald, Believer’s Bible Commentary, p. 1975
2. Ibid.

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China builds island to aid military dominance

A vacuum is meant to be filled. Thus China’s military is asserting itself in numerous ways, knowing that the United States will do nothing.

China has built an island two miles long, with a port large enough to host a warship. There is potential for an aircraft landing strip.

China is essentially claiming it has sovereignty over the Spratly Islands, and rightful control of the China South Sea. This area is rich in oil and minerals, and China’s claim is disputed by a number of countries.

“Vietnam and the Philippines should get used to China’s island-construction in the South China Sea,” stated the Global Times, a paper owned by the Chinese Communist Party.

In what may have been an outright taunt, the paper also said, “We hope that the U.S. can also get used to China’s more frequent presence in the seas.”

Here is a short video about the island:
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Published in: on November 26, 2014 at 10:46 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Swedenborgian twelve steps

Throughout A.A.’s history are indications of the devil’s handiwork. These are small things, perhaps, but indicative nevertheless. It was still astounding to discover that occultist Emanuel Swedenborg had written about ‘twelve steps’ more than one hundred and fifty years before the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous.

A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson, who wrote the A.A. twelve steps, married into a Swedenborgian family.

Swedenborg writes, “[Angels] picture wisdom as a magnificently and finely decorated palace. One climbs to enter this palace by twelve steps. One can only arrive at the first step by means of the Lord’s power through joining with Him…As a person climbs these steps, he perceives that no one is wise from himself but from the Lord…the twelve steps into the palace of wisdom signify love in union with faith and faith in union with love.”[4]

Did Wilson copy this term from Emanuel Swedenborg? I do not believe so. I believe that Wilson click here for entire article

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Move One Up A Little Higher by Mahalia Jackson

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Joyce Meyer cancels speaking engagement at IHOP-KC Onething 2014

Joyce Meyer will not be speaking at the International House of Prayer Onething 2014 event.

According to an IHOP-KC Leadership Team notification, “Joyce expressed her regret to us that she is unable to be with us and has had to cancel her visit at the last minute.”

The reason for this unexpected cancellation is attributed to “some unforeseeable personal circumstances.”

Source: click here

Published in: on November 21, 2014 at 11:09 pm  Comments (6)  
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