Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wisdom on Riches

Wisdom on Riches
  • Prov 10:22  The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

  • Prov 11:4  Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

  • Prov 11:28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

  • Prov 13:7   There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

  • Prov 14:21  He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

  • Prov 14:31  He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

  • Prov 15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

  • Prov 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

  • Prov 16:16  How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

  • Prov 17:5  Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

  • Prov 19:1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

  • Prov 19:17  He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

  • Prov 22:4   By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

  • Prov 23:4-5  Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

  • Prov 28:6  Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

  • Prov 28:11  The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

  • Prov 28:20  A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

  • Prov 28:22  He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

  • Prov 28:27   He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”  Eccl 12:13-14

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Feast of Tabernacles

At this point in time, during "The Feast of Tabernacles" Jesus said this nearly 2,000 years ago: "In the last day, that
great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man
thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the
scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of li...ving

How great it is that is still remains true for our generation as well!!!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010


by A.W. Tozer, 1946

Man: The Dwelling Place Of God, Published 1966 -
ALL UNANNOUNCED AND MOSTLY UNDETECTED there has come in modem times a new cross into popular evangelical circles. It is like the old cross, but different: the likenesses are superficial; the differences, fundamental.
From this new cross has sprung a new philosophy of the Christian life, and from that new philosophy has come a new evangelical techniques new type of meeting and a new kind of preaching. This new evangelism employs the same language as the old, but its content is not the same and its emphasis not as before.
The old cross would have no truck with the world. For Adam's proud flesh it meant the end of the journey. It carried into effect the sentence imposed by the law of Sinai. The new cross is not opposed to the human race; rather, it is a friendly pal and, if understood aright, it is the source of oceans of good clean fun and innocent enjoyment. It lets Adam live without interference. His life motivation is unchanged; he still lives for his own pleasure, only now he takes delight in singing choruses and watching religious movies instead of singing bawdy songs and drinking hard liquor. The accent is still on enjoyment, though the fun is now on a higher plane morally if not
The new cross encourages a new and entirely different evangelistic approach. The evangelist does not demand abnegation of the old life before a new life can be received. He preaches not contrasts but similarities. He seeks to key into public interest by showing that Christianity makes no unpleasant demands; rather, it offers the same thing the world does, only on a higher level. Whatever the sin-mad world happens to be clamoring after at the moment is
cleverly shown to be the very thing the gospel offers, only the religious product is better.
The new cross does not slay the sinner, it redirects him. It gears him into a cleaner and jollier way of living and saves his self-respect. To the self-assertive it says, "Come and assert yourself for Christ." To the egotist it says, "Come and do your boasting in the Lord." To the thrillseeker it says, "Come and enjoy the thrill of Christian fellowship." The Christian message is slanted in the direction of the current vogue in order to make it acceptable to
the public.
The philosophy back of this kind of thing may be sincere but its sincerity does not save it from being false. It is false because it is blind. It misses completely the whole meaning of the cross.
The old cross is a symbol of death. It stands for the abrupt, violent end of a human being. The man in Roman times who took up his cross and started down the road had already said goodby to his friends. He was not coming back. He was going out to have it ended. The cross made no compromise, modified nothing, spared nothing; it slew all of the man, completely and for good. It did not try to keep on good terms with its victim. It struck cruel and bard, and when it had finished its work, the man was no more.
The race of Adam is under death sentence. There is no commutation and no escape. God cannot approve any of the fruits of sin, however innocent they may appear or beautiful to the eyes of men. God salvages the individual by
liquidating him and then raising him again to newness of life.
That evangelism which draws friendly parallels between the ways of God and the ways of men is false to the Bible and cruel to the souls of its bearers. The faith of Christ does not parallel the world, it intersects it. In coming to
Christ we do not bring our old life up onto a higher plane; we leave it at the cross. The corn of wheat must fall into the ground and die.
We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modem education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.
God offers life, but not an improved old life. The life He offers is life out of death. It stands always on the far side of the cross. Whoever would possess it must pass under the rod. He must repudiate himself and concur in God's just sentence against him.
What does this mean to the individual, the condemned man who would find life in Christ Jesus? How can this theology be translated into life? Simply, he must repent and believe. He must forsake his sins and then go on to forsake himself. Let him cover nothing, defend nothing, excuse nothing. Let him not seek to make terms with God, but let him bow his head before the stroke of God's stem displeasure and acknowledge himself worthy to die.
Having done this let him gaze with simple trust upon the risen Saviour, and from Him will come life and rebirth and cleansing and power. The cross that ended the earthly life of Jesus now puts an end to the sinner; and the power
that raised Christ from the dead now raises him to a new life along with Christ.
"By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil."  Proverbs 16:6  KJV

Friday, September 17, 2010

Yom Kippur - Day of atONEment

Yom Kippur is one of the Highest Holiest Days of the Jewish feasts, we know it as the "Day of Atonement," the ONLY day the High Priest could go behind the veil into the presence of God making intercession for the sins of  the people!  The days between "Rosh shannah" (the Feast of Trumpets / awakening conciouses towards God) and Yom Kippur, people were to examine themselves and get right with God! read more: Learn more about "Yom Kippur -Day of Atonement 

This is not just a Jewish thing, but Christians as well should know more about this day, IT IS BECAUSE OF JESUS that the veil was torn in two and we can come into the presence of a Holy God, we no longer need to sacrifice the blood of a lamb, but we do need still from time to time examine ourselves (2 Cor 13:5) whether we are in "the Faith" - bowing, surrendering to God, living godly in this present world, being fruitful, growing in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus, rooted and grounded in the Love of God, building upon the right foundation, etc!!!!
Doulos D
Pastor Robert Venable                    

Friday, September 10, 2010

Quran Burning?

  I feel like this whole Gainesville quran burning thing will help widen the last days gap between the "inter-faith" ecumenical Babylonian spirit church and true believers, and fuel a closer presence of coming persecution, but even a closer horizon of the Lord's return!!!  I don't agree with this guy or know too much about him, but I do know that Jesus said, "Do to others as you would have them do to you" (Luke 6:31 NIV)  We would be (atleast I hope) outraged IF people burned Holy Bibles!!!   And I'm not saying that the quran is holy, what I am saying is every human being that certain unalienable right to believe or not to believe, whether is truth or false, it's their decision,   We don't burn qurans, mosques or kill people IF they don't agree with us!   "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." Luke 19:10 and we are suppose to be CHRIST-like, hence, CHRISTIANS!  Soon, we who are true followers of Jesus will be counted as terrorists for not being all embracing of other religions, and this incident will help to fuel that push!  Let's keep "the faith," (2 tim 4:7) preach "the Word" (2 tim 4:2)  and give the world "the Gospel" (Matt 24:14) 
Doulos D

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Got Jesus?

I saw this bumper sticker the other day on a car….
Though the question may be a good one,
It’s not the "REAL" Question!!!
Lot’s of people claim they "have Jesus", they "know Jesus". Just walk the streets and testify of the Gospel and sure enough they’ll tell you, "I know Jesus". It’s kind of like the American thing to say! After all, with a estimated "50 million evangelical Christians" you got to be politically correct. (NO) If you want to play games with Heaven and Hell, I wouldn’t recommend it; I rather be spiritually correct!

The question IS NOT: "GOT JESUS?"
The real question IS: "Does Jesus GOT YOU?"

Galatians 4:9
But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?

Phillipians 3:12
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 8:3
But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

I John 2:3-6
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Titus 1:16
16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
2 Corinthians 13:5