Wednesday, March 30, 2005

explain this verse? 1cor 14:32

1 Cor 14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets
We each have a human spirit and by our will we control whether or not we allow God's Spirit to speak through us. This was in reference to speaking in tongues in an assembly, it could bring confusion and God is not the author of confusion. I question if such tongues are truly of God if they are spoken to annoy and confuse. Tongues mean languages, why speak in an unknown tongue in public if no one is their to interpret them? Prophecy is speaking from God directly by revelation, not to add to the Bible but for the good of those hearing. This too is subject to the individual. God's Spirit is a gentleman. The prophecy may be the interpretation of the unknown language, all things in order...Gary   1 Cor 14:27  If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
1 Cor 14:28  But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
1 Cor 14:29  Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.
1 Cor 14:30  If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.
1 Cor 14:31  For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
1 Cor 14:32  And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
1 Cor 14:33  For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Luke-she arose

Luke 8:49  While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.  

Whets the use? In the natural we often see no hope.  

Luke 8:50  But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.  

Mark 9:23  Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Luke 8:51  And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.  

He allowed no one to go in to see the child, except those of faith in him.

Luke 8:52  And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
Luke 8:53  And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

Now this is strange, mourning and weeping people are turned into mocking laughter. James turns this around:  

James 4:8  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
James 4:9  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

These were hired mourners, professional weepers, but they had no faith, they were sinners. I certainly would not want to hire someone to mourn over me. Unbelief can stay outside, your services are not wanted.

Luke 8:54  And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
Luke 8:55  And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.

Unbelief was put out, Jesus took her hand and life returned to the girl. Herspirit returned, she arose. Her body needed food, go eat young lady, your body needs strength. Having problems? There is no problem too great for Jesus, only believe and get some good food, eat and stay healthy.

Luke 8:56  And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.  

Yes, a great miracle, but keep it quiet at this time, so that Jesus would be able to help others without so great a crowd of miracle seekers and devils preventing him from moving freely among the people.

little black demon dog

SC writes:  

That tiny little dog barked incessantly at Scooter and charged at him bravely. I expected Scooter to grab him by the neck and shake him vigorously to teach him to leave him alone. I knew he was well able to do that, but instead  my big, brave dog gave up the battle before it even began! He hung his head in a cowardly fashion and rolled over and surrendered. That little dog went around him barking as though he was giving orders never to come that way again!     I was so shocked!     I was devastated to think that a little dog had overpowered my big courageous dog.

I have a similar story. Our church has a few acres around it, and I love to walk in the field before or after church to pray and be alone in the wide space. At one end of the field, about 200 yards away is a home. A family moved in with a little black dog. That silly dog would come running barking and snarling at me. It broke the peace that I had. He was a dog from hell he would circle and charge in, it made my heart pound. The little dog had a small boy who sometimes would come for it, calling him retarded. It was only a little dog, but loud and it certainly took away the peace of praying in that field.   One young girl in our church was an aggressive Tomboy. She would see the dog coming and run towards it, the dog would bark but retreat. I did not go out in that field to chase a silly black dog, I went out there for peace and reflection. While the dog was there, I avoided the field, what's the use? Perhaps this big black dog was trying to keep the peace too?   Above all else I see our walk with Jesus as one of peace. There is a time to fight the enemy, perhaps in witnessing or Bible study, but I do not go where I know he waits to steal away my peace. Think about places that will remove your peace and avoid them. I do not want to lose the peace I have in Jesus.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Luke-Touch Jesus

  Luke 8:43  And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,  

The woman spent all her money on doctors, but was not helped.

Luke 8:44  Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.  

In faith she goes through the crowd and touches the hem of Jesus' garment. and she was healed immediately. Her faith and her touching even his garment brought her healing. There is no feelings in a garment, especially with a crowd pressing in.

Luke 8:45  And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
Luke 8:46  And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

Jesus knew that someone had touched him in faith, for healing virtue had gone out from him. The healing is of God. Faith healers are used by God, he flows through them to heal. Some feel power going through them from God to the person healed. It is not of man, but of God.  

1 Cor 12:7  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
1 Cor 12:8  For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
1 Cor 12:9  To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

The skeptic will say, well, if you can heal why don't you walk through a hospital and heal everyone? It isn't of man's will, but of God. Jesus willed that others be healed and they were. He is God, the Son. Jesus willed it and people were healed.  

Mat 8:2  And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Mat 8:3  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Luke 8:47  And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
Luke 8:48  And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thyfaith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

It would seem that faith is required and also sometimes, touching Jesus. How do we touch Jesus? Some say when we worship him he comes and as he passes by we reach out in faith to touch him. This is Spiritual. Jesus dwells in believers, so when we assemble together in unity praising him, he is touched.  

Heb 4:15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Heb 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Worship and prayer touch the heart of Jesus. He may call you to heal someone, because you trust completely in him. He uses those who he trusts. Also, by faith we ask and receive of him. Never give up, he knows your condition and do not let others judge you. God is personal and Jesus cares for you. He is touched by our diligent prayers of faith.


 Like Christmas, Easter is celebrated at different times then the original event. But? We celebrate the Christ, the world does their thing. So? Let the world have their Winter break and Spring break, But we shall celebrate the true meanings. Jesus does not need one day, he wants all of our days. As Paul wrote:  

Gal 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?
Gal 4:10  Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
Gal 4:11  I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

Col 2:16  Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
Col 2:17  Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Monday, March 28, 2005


Luke 8:40  And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him.  

When Jesus returned to Galilee from the Gadarenes, the people gladly received him and were waiting for him. Jesus was popular because of his healings, some listened to his words. Where were the people when he would go to the cross? How soon people turn away, but now he was in much demand.   I read a Newsweek magazine article about Jesus becoming the Christ. The world does not understand that he is very God from heaven in the man called Jesus. The Christ, the anointed one, was and is the power of God that made the worlds, but even today, the world doesn't understand. People line up for free food even today. The emergency rooms are full of those who receive free health care, but are their hearts receptive to the very words of God? People were waiting for him as he returned.

Luke 8:41  And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
Luke 8:42  For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.

Unusual for a Jewish leader to fall before the feet of Jesus, he was a wise man to do so. For Jesus has power to heal all who come to him with humbleness and faith. He was interceding for his twelve year old daughter who was dying. Jesus hears our intercessions and he cares for us. Humble yourself and come to Jesus for all your cares.  

1 Pet 5:6  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt youin due time:
1 Pet 5:7  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

But as he went the people thronged him.

Thronged: to be utterly choked by a great number of people. To be pressed around and to almost suffocate from so many around him.   Jesus enjoyed being in the wilderness in prayer, this is where he received from God, the Father. Now he was giving himself to others, he heard the prayer for the twelve year old daughter and he was headed towards her, but the crowd all had needs too. God in Jesus knew the needs around him. Even in the crowd, he was concerned about individuals. God cares about you too. What are you among so many? You are beloved, he died for you and cares for you, He is personal. He is a personal savior, he loves you. Come to him humbly and ask him for your needs, he cares for you with a tender heart.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Eaglewings Bible Study Schedule

Life - John Bible Study  

5pm pacific, 8pm eastern,  1am Great Britain  

Monday  --  The Lord's personal prayer (John 17:1-11)  

Thursday -- Sanctify them (John 17: 13-26) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


8pm pacific, 11pm eastern,  4am Great Britain  

Friday  -- Holy Calling (2Timothy 1: 1-10)

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Gadarenes Evangelist

Luke 8:32  And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.   All must submit to the authority of Jesus. He gave the legion of demons permission to go into a herd of many swine. Many demons went into many pigs, that the Jews despised as unclean animals. Unclean spirits in unclean animals. Later God would say that all things are allowed for food, pigs should be cooked thoroughly for best nutrition.  God does not remove his judgment on fallen angels, the devils that torment, for them there is no repentance. Would you like to let a devil speak "angel" wisdom through you? Many do use these sly spirits to spout all manner of foolishness.
Luke 8:33  Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.   Note that the demons did not care for the well being of the ones they inhabited. The devil seeks to kill and they gave the pigs a self destructive impulse. What happened to the bad spirits. They looked for new hosts to enter, perhaps the towns people?   Luke 8:34  When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.   Miracles are one way to identify the work of God, but the word and Spirit of God confirm the miracles. The towns people went out, not as evangelists, but as people anger and full of fear. Their pigs were destroyed, so they lost money from this.
Luke 8:35  Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.   They should have rejoiced that the man was healed and at peace. Perhaps they were used to his madness. If we grew up in a bad home full of strife and bad spirits, we should want the peace of Jesus? yet, some choose more strife, being used to it.
Luke 8:36  They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
Luke 8:37  Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
  Amazing, they had fear, and chose to keep it. They had strife, darkness, unbelief. Who was this man from Galilee across the Lake from us? Go home! you make us uncomfortable. Yes, perhaps the bad spirits had found a good home in these people? Perhaps it was just their sins not wanting the light of God? Maybe the mad man who is now saved can reach his townsmen? God is awesome.   Luke 8:38  Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,
Luke 8:39  Return to thine own house, and show how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
  Hello, I am now the Gaderenes evangelist. Let me tell you about a man who made me whole? He can do the same for you.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Luke-possessed man

Luke 8:26  And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.  

Gadarenes was on the opposite shore from Galilee. Jesus has arrived where satan has had his way.

Luke 8:27  And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.  

A wretched, demon possessed naked man met them; his dwelling place was the tombs. Where the bad spirits dwell there is death and misery.

Luke 8:28  When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.  

Well, this is interesting. The devils in the man knew who Jesus was; the Son of God most high. They were in the spirit world and recognized Jesus as the Lord of hosts, the Son of God. The bad spirits were cowards before God, they tormented the man without mercy, but now they cower before Jesus saying what have you to do with me, do not torment me.    

 Luke 8:29  (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)  

Mark 5:5  And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.  

What a mess this man was, but there are others in a mess today, cutting themselves as did this demon controlled man. What happens when bad spirits enter? Cutting, uncontrolled rage, "bad angel" strength, how often have we heard people speak against God as though he would restrict their freedom? Well, this man could not be restrained even with ropes and chains, but he was not free. What a miserable creature he was. True freedom is of God's Spirit. Jesus spoke to the devils to come out.

Luke 8:30  And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.   Many, many bad spirits were in this man.
Luke 8:31  And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.  
They begged Jesus that he would not command them to go into the deep.

The deep? The pit of hell, restrained until the Judgment Day. These spirits could not die, but they could be cast into hell, not by a mere man, but by God. Jesus is the very power and image of God.   A note here. Some like to use the power of Jesus to cast out devils. This can become hocus pocus, or presumption. If you have sin in your life the demons will not be moved. We are not to be looking for devils to cast out. Some claim to be prophets, yet they do not live as prophets, sin follows them. The power of God is available in the believer and at the Lord's command the devils can be cast out. It is not something to play with as a new thrilling game. It takes fasting and prayer. You should not go around as "Wanda the witch," performing magic tricks.  

Jesus explain this to his disciples, at another encounter  

Mark 9:25  When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.   This is important, to say enter no more into him.
Mark 9:26  And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
Mark 9:27  But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
Mark 9:28  And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
Mark 9:29  And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

It is not the work of the flesh, but of the Spirit of God.  

 Isa 61:1  The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Luke-Lord of the Storms

 Luke 8:22  Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.  

Jesus commanded them to go over to the other side, they obeyed him but they were not alone, he was in the boat with them. When Jesus speaks to us to do something, we are never alone, he goes with us. Normally we follow him as he goes ahead, leading us as the Good Shepherd leads his sheep.

Luke 8:23  But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.  

Can you imagine this? Jesus as a man was just like we are, he was sleepy from so many people demanding his time and his touch to heal. He slept. Be assured that he is not asleep now when you call upon him. God does not sleep.  

Psa 121:4  Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.  

Another man was in a boat asleep, the prophet Jonah, but he was not as Jesus, he was running from God. He also was in a storm at sea.   

Jonah 1:5  Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and helay, and was fast asleep. Jonah 1:6  So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.  

Jonah was the problem. The storm was because God was upset with Jonah. The Mariners cast him in the sea and the storm ceased.   Jesus was not the cause of the storm, He is the one who calms the storms of life.

Luke 8:24  And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.  

Mark 4:39  And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.   Peace be still and the wind and the stormy sea was calmed.

Luke 8:25  And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.  

Only God can calm the storms. Jesus was a bit ypset with the disciples in the boat. Where is your faith? What manner of man is this? It is God the Son, the son of man.   Are you a Jonah? Do you cause storms and problems by your own disobedience to God? Or are you by faith going to Jesus to calm the storms of life
  Eaglewings Daily Bible  

witnessing discussion

Mark 1:44  And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
Mark 1:45  But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.
  Isn't salvation better than physical healing? Don't be silent.
Good thoughts,we get discouraged with all who turn their backs on Jesus and mock him and us, that we do not do as much, from weariness, perhaps?
  Another thought? Jesus told the man to be quiet, so that he could minister in the cities. Who did he minister too? The woman at the well, Mary Magdalene, individuals with no hope. The Centurions servant and others in need, that might easily be overlooked in a crowd. Have you ever began to lead someone to the Lord in a chat and have someone start talking with great excitment, but who was destroying the personal contact you had with the one you were seeking to help?   Crowds came to Jesus, when perhaps he was seeking individuals. They pressed to him, but the faint one was unable to reach him. The Pharisees became jealous of him and sought to kill him in Jerusalem, the city he wished to minister too. Yet he boldly went before them and taught in the Temple. The word was spoken and that is most important. Healing of sin and despair by his obedience.   We still must obey the voice of God. Is their someone who is alone, quiet, in need? Go to that one. Do crowds prevent you from ministering? Speak God's word to the crowd. Those who have ears will hear. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++   A Friends response: - Some of what I thought was....That many times we get so far away from Jesus in our hearts, that we feel condemned to go and tell others. It would be like saying: Hey; let me tell you about Jesus and what He can do in a life...But on the hear Oh yeah? What has He done for you? -Or- What have you let Him do? Not that Jesus is a product to sell...but if we were a salesman...If we really believed in our product( because we know it has helped us...that is was a life saver ) we will tell others no matter what. I didn't want to say it like that, as that would be a little too strong and might be too critical.   - Weariness? I think sometimes; yes. The busier you let yourself become, the more you just want to be away from things. - Honestly; I think you were reflecting your heart there ( a Shepherds heart ) - The Shepherd will leave the 99 to go and get the one. Sometimes; we lose sight at the picture before us. We see men as trees walking ( out of focus, blurry ) or we see them clearly as they are. Men are saved or lost and God calls us...that  as we go...tell. If we won't tell a neighbor or someone we see daily; no real need to go to Zimbabwe to do it. - But even Jesus often withdrew to a place to pray and refresh Himself in God.For me; if I am so stressed over people's demands on my time....If I don't relax and let go...I will get sharp. Then I am in my own strength and am just  couple of words away from messing up.   Individuals. - Interesting thought. I see Jesus as doing major teaching/preaching to crowds and groups; but he was always ready to stop and minister to the one or few....on some occasions..much to His disciples dismay. - He knows us as His creation, but like the Shepherd; He knows us as individuals.     Chat/person - I have not had that experience. Sometime, I will have to share a few thoughts on how I have seen evangelism go off into the ditch.     Jesus -If there was one thing the Pharisees had to hate, it was the demonstration of power, love and authority that Jesus readily displayed. They read the words, but didn't know the Author when He was standing in front of them.     Life -I think if we see correctly; the fields are white unto harvest. I wonder if we see every person as salvageable? If we want ministry; God  will show us each day a person with to whom we can speak a word or encouragement or tell them the good news. Divine appointments. -For just waking up... that's a few thoughts...from me... Have a blessed day bro. space

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Luke-Family of God

Luke 8:19  Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press.  

His mother and brothers could not get to him because of the crowd pressing towards him. His mother knew who he was, but his brothers did not believe in him until after the resurrection. Jesus had brothers? Yes, and sisters. They thought he was a bit strange. They were from Joseph and Mary, and we know Jesus' Father is God, born of a the virgin Mary.  

Mark 6:3  Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

Luke 8:20  And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.
Luke 8:21  And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

We have a physical family and we have a spiritual family. Which is closest to us? God was the Father of Jesus, so Jesus wanted spiritual family. If we are born-again of the Spirit, we desire Spiritual friends more than flesh relatives. There is not much to say to our unsaved brothers, but we can be a long way from home and still find family in the Lord. The best thing would be that our flesh family be Spirit filled. Not everyone, including Jesus had this kind of family. However, afterhis resurrection his brothers believed in him. His half brother James and Jude wrote the epistles by their name in the Bible. Keep praying for they are watching you, and by your witness and prayers they shall be saved too. Who is the mother and brethren of the Lord? Those who hear the word of God and do it.  

 James 1:25  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.  

 To do God's will and to have faith in Jesus is to be in God's blessed family.   Eaglewings Daily Bible

Monday, March 21, 2005

Luke-Shining light

Shining light   Luke 8:16  No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.   Is your candle lit? What is this light? Is it not the truth of God and the living presence of His Spirit burning in our heart? Shall we keep it to ourselves and not share in the darkness we live in? We are to let Jesus shine; shine Jesus shine. Jesus spoke:   John 9:4  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
John 9:5  As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
  As long as Jesus is in us, he is still in the world. When we are removed. the world will be more wicked than ever. If we do the work of Jesus, we through His Spirit will keep away complete corruption. Salt is used to prevent decay.   Mat 5:13  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
If we, the adopted children of God take on the ways of the world and it's evil, where is the light where is the salt?
Luke 8:17  For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.   Nothing is hid from God. The light shall shine on all things.
Luke 8:18  Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.   If we obey God and use his gifts for his glory, we receive more from him. If we hide our light and our gift, it will be taken away.   The parable of the talents explains this.   Mat 25:23  His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Mat 25:24  Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strowed:
Mat 25:25  And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
Mat 25:26  His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strowed:
Mat 25:27  Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
Mat 25:28  Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
Mat 25:29  For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

Use it or lose it.  superragman

Friday, March 18, 2005

Luke-Parable explained

      Luke 8:9  And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
Luke 8:10  And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
  It is given to who to understand? His disciples, but they needed a teacher. They had Jesus. Now we are his disciples who have the Holy Spirit as our teacher and explainer of God's word.   John 14:26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.   Those who are not his disciples, he gives a story to entertain them. To the unsaved, the whole Bible is just a book of stories. They try to tear it apart using one reason after another. To those who are Jesus' disciples, the Bible is God's Holy word.   1 Cor 2:12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1 Cor 2:13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1 Cor 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Luke 8:11  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Luke 8:12  Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
  The fowls of the air, are symbolic of the devil. These birds are in the church too, taking away the word.   Luke 13:18  Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?
Luke 13:19  It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, andwaxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
  Yes, there are fowls in the professed believers of God's kingdom. False ones that hinder. But we have God's Spirit to discern the truth.
Luke 8:13  They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.   Why go to church? Why study the Bible? To grow roots, to be established. If we only go by feelings, we will never stay put and grow. If we move every time we feel offended? You can't grow roots that way. Maybe God offends you? For he must shape you into his likeness. This may take some heat and pressure. Stay put and allow him to finish you. Roots must go down before fruit grows.   Isa 61:3  To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Luke 8:14  And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
  Many of those who are of the church are at this point. No fruit, unproductive because of the riches or cares or seeking the pleasures of the world. We must learn to be content in our Lord. To trust him and to continue in His word, being faithful and fruitful.
Luke 8:15  But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.   The good heart is tender towards God. The word is planted and they grow roots, bringing forth a harvest in time. Patience is required and faithfulness.   Dan 12:3  And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
All is of God through obeying his Spirit. To be a friend of God is to fellowship with him, to obey his wise counsel and to be enriched, giving him the glory. Amen   Friday night Grace4U2 "Hosanna, Palm Sunday" at 11pm est


Prov 4:6  Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
   David writing under the inspiration of God speaks of wisdom as a "her." Feminine, fair, help meet, a fulfillment to make the man whole. The Church is a her, for Christ, the fulfillment so to speak, by fellowship and love given. I see wisdom as needed for the fulfillment of fellowship with one another and with God. His wisdom, his understanding, his word. It is fair, it is beautiful, to be desired for the soul. Does Jesus want a dumb bride? Ignorant of his glory and will? When we are with him we will have his wisdom, but now, we are here. We are to love God from here in wisdom and sincerity. Calling him the "old man upstairs" is not wisdom, and it does not glorify him. Speaking his word to him in love is a show of fellowship, love and respect. There is enough foolishness in the world, we do not belong in that. We are to come out from them, be separated, be wise and worship God in a true heart. We also are to be wise, speaking encouragement one to another...Gary

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Luke-Sowing seed

Luke 8:4  And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:  

Parables are stories thrown along side a spiritual truth, to make it understood from a natural viewpoint, using familiar things to illustrate Spiritual truths.

Luke 8:5  A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.  

The seed is the word of God sown on different soil ( hearts.)

Luke 8:6  And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.  

The soil was too hard and rocky. Sin hardens the heart  

Heb 3:13  But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.    

 Eph 4:32  And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Eph 5:1  Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Eph 5:2  And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Luke 8:7  And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.  

The seed had no chance to grow with so many thorns around it.   The thorn bush is representing cursed ground. The heart too was cursed because of Adam's sin.

Luke 8:8  And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.  

Good soil receives the seed (Word) and brings a harvest.
Can you hear this story with spiritual ears?   Eaglewings Daily Bible

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Luke Ministry Team

Luke 8:1  And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,   He preached the gospel of the kingdom as he went through each city and village. This was the gospel of repentance and preparation for the Kingdom of God. The kingdom was with Jesus, he is the King, but the kingdom is not yet of this world. It is of the Spirit, the Spirit abides with Christ. After Christ was killed and risen from the grave. we preach the gospel of forgiveness of sin by his blood through faith. We receive Jesus and his Spirit, making us children of the kingdom.
Luke 8:2  And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
Luke 8:3  And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.

The twelve disciples learned from Jesus as he preached. They saw him heal and cast out demons. The Rabbis did not teach women, but here we see that women were along side the disciples. They gave of their substance, no doubt they fed Jesus and mended his clothing and were servants to him. He allowed this, having love for them. Perhaps they were doing the same things as the disciples? There is nothing in the Bible forbidding women as missionaries. The only restrictions were that they were not to have authority over men in the church setting. As in the home, the man is to be the head.   Mary Magdalene was the first to meet Jesus after his resurrection. She was the first person he sent to tell the others. Perhaps this also was the woman who anointed his feet.   Joanna and Mary Magdalene and other women were the first to witness after the resurrection. The 11 disciples were filled with doubts and fear.   Luke 24:10  It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
Luke 24:11  And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

 Suzanna, means lily, rose, joy, a beautiful name. God made women fair. The Lily of the valley, Jesus, had other flowers with him who ministered to him and for him. One thing is sure, they were not out to make a name for themselves, but to minister unto needs. Proud arrogant servants need not apply.

A Balanced Church Service

Who's  the more  biblical picture of balance?

Arguing doctrine is not the proper order. We know the truth so arguing will not change someone stuck in their own deeply held beliefs. A dead church service is redeemed by the speaking of God's word. There is a trend away from the word and into "worship" music. They say only worship is for God, he already knows the word. What about obedience? He didn't tell us to go unto all the world and teach them to sing and worship, though that is an important part of a service. We are to teach them all things he has spoken. Jesus spoke on hell more than prosperity.  

Mat 28:20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  

The balance is heartfelt worship AND the whole word of truth...Gary  

Good insights.       I believe that worship is very important to God. Satan desires worship too as you can see in his offer to Jesus( all this I will give to You if you will worship me) Proper worship honors God and it is what helps make the ground of the heart ready receive to receive the Word of God.( seed)     For me; I see worship as multi-faceted....We doing what we are created for... We are confessing the word in it and more. But, if the Word is not preached; I feel slighted. The Word is  important because it is Life. As you said, He gave us our duty: Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word by the accompanying signs( Mark 16:15,19) He never sent them out and said just sing some songs and it will all work.    

 If we are truly worshiping God. ( and not being caught up in the emotion of things ) If we are truly worshipping; other things are going to fall into place. If we worship; then come out but don't do the will of God; I wonder...What is going on in our heads/spirits?  As I used to hear when I was young in the church...It's not high you jump, but how straight you walk when you come down.      

Today more than ever, Christians need to know the Word. How to live, what we can expect from God, what God expects from us, how to defeat the enemy etc. or as some have called it; our: Instruction Manual for Life. A couple of surveys I came across said that of all those who profess to be Christian; only 10% have read the entire Bible from cover to cover. And then of all those who profess to be Christian, only 9% had a Christian world view; i.e. how they vote, how they see issues like the poor or abortion etc. That is shocking, but it also explains a few things as well.     

My basic premise in the TFTD, (Journal) was that if our time spent in the Word does not lead to deeper relationship with Him, we are missing it. If  our reading and studying makes us think we are smarter than the rest and we become prideful and display our "knowledge" to win arguments; we become like the Pharisees; who knew the written word, but missed recognizing the very Author of it when He was right in front of them.                                                                                                                                                        Your brother in Christ,   Glenn

Re: Body piercing

(They should look to) Jesus Christ and how His body piercings can save their lives.  Piercing our own bodies or shedding our own blood can never atone for the multitude of sins that we have accumulated in this lifetime.  Only the blood of the perfect sacrifice, Jesus Christ, has the power to wash away our sin. (Jeff Myers)

  Yes, those who do body piercing are not as Jesus. Satan pierced our Lord, and perhaps satan is the author of the body piercing bondage. Some also are cutters as the prophets of Baal and the Gadarenes man (sounds like Nazaene) who was cutting himself.  

Mark 5:5  And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.  

Piercings and cutting can be a sign of demonic influence.  

A wife who had four children, a Christian husband, seeks a divorce, commits adultery  and receives a large tattoo above her buttocks. Oh thats just in style one might say. Yet, it was done in a place called "the dark side'" Do children of the light, pierce and tattoo and cut thenselves? I am not their judge, but there is a better way of life.  

2 Cor 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,  

Jesus was pierced for us, we no longer must have the awl placed to our ear to be identified as a bond slave. We are pierced with Jesus on that cross and we with Jesus are to walk in newness of life. I do not see this as identifying with the world's things, but being complete in Jesus alone. The world calls in anger and in despair to us, much as did the people of Sodom to the angels who visited Lot. The world wanted to corrupt the holy angels. We are holy in the Lord. Do not let the world corrupt you, with their ways and with their insults. It is not of God, but from the dark side.   Gary

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Luke-Most beautiful story

Luke 7:36  And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
Luke 7:37  And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,

 Jesus was an invited guest of the proud Pharisee, but another person has come, uninvited, and unwanted by the Pharisee. A sinner woman has entered with a valuable gift. This is the way of the Pharisees to judge sinners and to despise them. But, the woman came to see Jesus, she knew his reputation, and hoped that she might find favor with him.

Luke 7:38  And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

She stood behind Jesus, tears falling as a fountain from her eyes, the Spirit of God had brought her to Jesus. Perhaps she was Mary Magdalene from which was cast out many bad spirits? (Mark 16:9)  

She knelt down with tears bathing the feet of Jesus. She humbled herself, showing great love and respect to him. She kissed his feet, wiping the tears from his feet with her long hair. She anointed his feet with the fragrant ointment of great price. She gave herself completely in love and gave a most valuable gift to the one that she saw was the love of God. She did this willingly, facing the opposition and scorn of the religious Pharisee, she focused all her hope, all she was before the one she adored, the one who gave her hope.

Luke 7:39  Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
Luke 7:40  And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

Jesus knew the thoughts of the Pharisee and he knew the mind of God His Father, he speaks a parable:

Luke 7:41  There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
Luke 7:42  And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
Luke 7:43  Simonanswered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
Luke 7:44  And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.

It was common courtesy for a servant to wash the feet of a guest entering the home. The Pharisee would not give Jesus even this basic service. He invited Jesus to dinner to find something to accuse him of. The Pharisees were envious of Jesus and sought to kill him.  

Prov 15:17  Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.   Jesus points out the beautiful way this woman treated him, such love with an open show of giving of herself totally to his honor.  

Luke 7:45  Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
Luke 7:46  My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.

2 Cor 13:12  Greet one another with an holy kiss.  

The woman supplied what was missing in hospitality, giving much more of herself then was expected from the Pharisee. The Spirit of God is the heart of God, the woman was sent by God's Spirit. The law can only point out sins, the Pharisee was a critical law person.

Luke 7:47  Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Luke 7:48  And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

Her sins were forgiven by the one who can forgive them. A beautiful story of a woman's love and sacrifice of worship being honored by our Lord.

Luke 7:49  And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?  

Those at the dinner did not know who Jesus was. Who is this that forgives sins, can raise the dead, can heal all illnesses and cast out demons? Unbelief would accuse him, faith will receive him. The woman left pure and saved from sin and death; their sins remained. They had evidence, this testimony is our evidence. Receive the truth and trust in Jesus, the only one who can forgive our sins.  

 Luke 7:50  And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.  

Faith in Jesus saves you from death and hell; receive what only Jesus can give, go in peace.  

John 14:27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 Gary  Eaglewings Daily Bible  

Friday's Grace4U2 Bible study 11pm est  - Hosanna (Palm Sunday)

Monday, March 14, 2005

Testimony:Spiritual victory in HSM room

 GEEZ1951A [7:41 PM]:  (I wanted to get back the Hsm room)... Friday ... God said to me not by might not by  power but by my Spirit sayeth the LORD
Superragman [7:42 PM]:  Amen
Superragman [7:42 PM]:   You listened
GEEZ1951A [7:42 PM]:  so I spent  3 days showing them the Love of Jesus   wow it was awesome
GEEZ1951A [7:43 PM]:  anyway this evening I finally lost faith and was just about to (quit) when  God said look what I have done  so I looked and there was the room in God's control again
GEEZ1951A [7:43 PM]:  Praise his  Holy Precious name Jesus
Superragman [7:46 PM]:  AWESOME

Superragman [7:47 PM]:  how long did you pray?
GEEZ1951A [7:47 PM]:  while I was there many brothers and sisters came in and said I was in the wrong room

GEEZ1951A [7:48 PM]:  one day I read Psalms to them for about 10 hours
GEEZ1951A [7:48 PM]:  another day for a few hours
Superragman [7:48 PM]:  lol

GEEZ1951A [7:49 PM]:  then Hollie Bear started to kick me out and I would just change to a new name and go in and say  Hi did you know Jesus died for you and he Loves you so much and so do I

Superragman [7:50 PM]:  some of their own medicine,( in coming again with a new name) 
GEEZ1951A [7:50 PM]:  was a Blessed experience  I  saw God do so  much there 
Superragman [7:50 PM]:  yes the word
Superragman [7:50 PM]:   not strife
GEEZ1951A [7:50 PM]:  I saw God do so much there and as he says my word will not return void amen
Superragman [7:51 PM]:  amen
GEEZ1951A [7:51 PM]:  you would not believe how peaceful it was in there Friday
GEEZ1951A [7:51 PM]:  me and all the unbelievers and the word of God
GEEZ1951A [7:51 PM]:  they would curse and I would bless
GEEZ1951A [7:52 PM]:  by late in the evening Friday they wanted to talk to me like a person
GEEZ1951A [7:53 PM]:  God was moving so  much Avi came in and he came under the power of the Holy Spirit and they let him stay and praise God also
GEEZ1951A [7:53 PM]:  was awesome to watch his spirit move
Superragman [7:54 PM]:  yes , may I share this in the journal?GEEZ1951A [7:56 PM]:  Good night Gary may God keep and watch over you his faithful servant, (yes you may share it.)

Superragman [7:56 PM]:  Thanks for your testimony

Yielding our will

When you yield to something, you will soon realize the tremendous control it has over you. Even though you say, "Oh, I can give up that habit whenever I like," you will know you can’t. You will find that the habit absolutely dominates you because you willingly yielded to it. It is easy to sing, "He will break every fetter," while at the same time living a life of obvious slavery to yourself. But yielding to Jesus will break every kind of slavery in any person’s life. (Oswald Chambers)

Some are mad at God because he will not remove their habits. We must submit our will to Jesus completely, then we are free. If our lusts control us and demons tempt through the flesh. Speak the word of God and they will flee.

James 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

We cannot submit to Jesus if we know nothing of his will. Study his word, eat it and place it into your heart. If you are in Christ Jesus the Holy Spirit will bring these words to remembrance. Remember this; in time of temptation speak out loud the name of Jesus, repeat it and praise him. He will remove the desire to sin.Thank you Jesus, I praise you. You are wonderful, you have kept my soul clean. I am your servant, my Lord, my friend, my King. The word of God spoken will make the devil flee. Our praise will place our will under the power of Jesus.

1 Cor 6:18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
1 Cor 6:19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?


Sunday, March 13, 2005

Too proud for God?

Luke 7:29  And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.  

All the people and the Publicans, the tax collectors, justified God. They obeyed God and consented to his righteousness being baptized by John to show repentance for sins. The first step to God is repentance, realizing that God is above us and the judge or justifier of our lives we humble ourselves before him. The baptism of John was water baptism unto repentance. This did not remove sins nor was it salvation, but a cleansing and preparation for the one who would follow John. Jesus is the sin remover and the baptizer in the Holy Ghost unto eternal life.

Luke 7:30  But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.

  Who rejected God's counsel to repent and be baptized? The Pharisees and scribes, those who were responsible to God for the law. The law cannot save. Jesus saves by faith in him and through the grace of God.  

Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Why did they not obey God and be baptized? Perhaps because they were putting on a hypocritical show? Pretending to be righteous? This story illustrates this:  

Luke 18:10  Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
Luke 18:11  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Luke 18:12  I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
Luke 18:13  And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as hiseyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
Luke 18:14  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

They were too proud to obey God and submit to God for baptizing. Contrast this to our Lord Jesus Christ who submitted to be baptized, but had no sin to repent of.  

Mat 3:13  Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
Mat 3:14  But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
Mat 3:15  And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

 Jesus was not trying to look good, but he wanted to do all things good as our example. Are we too proud to obey God? Gary

********************************************************** This weeks John Bible Studies in Life - John Bible Study  

 Monday at 8pm est  ABIDE IN ME (John 15:1-6)  

Thursday at 8pm est FRUIT BEARERS (John 15:7-27)

No room for fellowship?

I see that life-HSM room(s) have been taken over by those who were opposed to the ministry. This has happened to many chat rooms with Christian sounding names. I believe the vision of the room was to provide a safe place for Christians to come at any hour for fellowship. Is there a safe place anymore? Yes, the safe place is a personal walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. In order to keep this place, your heart must stay clean. He is the one to keep it clean, for we must repent and ask him and he cleanses our room for us.  

 1 John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
But, it is up to us to keep it clean by placing his word within and obeying all that the Spirit brings to mind.  

 John 16:13  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.
John 16:14  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.
John 16:15  All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.

Truth from people on the Internet is not always easy to find. People play games, making up stories for attention. We must assume they are speaking truth and always give them God's word. The word will do it's purpose. This is truth and truth shall overcome lies. The light shall always be brighter in darkness. Keep your light shining, for the devil cannot have his way until we are gone. Then he shall have his season, but his time is short. Fear not the devil who is a spirit but fear and hold tight to God who loves you and who is the greatest Spirit, the Holy Spirit. Be separate from the offensive things of the world and be holy as Jesus is holy.  

 2 Cor 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2 Cor 6:18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
2 Cor 7:1  Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.


Saturday, March 12, 2005

re: Discipleship

Gary:  I read and approve of your dissertation on discipleship in answer to Adrian.Some of the apostles probably had disciples, but I wanted to add that Paul did not.  He is often quoted as having said "But be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ", whereas the word translated follower from the original Greek is "Mimitai", which actually is "Imitator", and the Hebrew rendition is the same, the implication being that we should imitate the way Paul imitates Christ, not follows Him, and not followers of Paul.  Gary, the connotation here may be minimal, and if you think it is and I'm cutting corners too sharply, please disregard it. Lucky Haven of Hope

Re: Prophet in the flesh

 It's like U said, it's easy 2 get caught up in struggles & 4get about what God has already done 4 us.... I can look back & C things that once seemed almost impossible 2 overcome, now really not even thought of.... How can something be such a burden of hinderence that it "seems" impossible 2 overcome & now it has been overcome & isn't given much thought?.... 1st of all, 1 overcomes such things b/c of God.... It was the grace, mercy, & power of God that allowed me 2 overcome such a thing.... Now comes the question which no1 wants 2 answer.... How do I get so caught up in 2days struggles that I almost 4get about such an amazing miracle.... Simple, distraction from the enemy.... Allowing Satan 2 decieve & distract.... We must press foward yet never 4get God's Grace & love shown toward us.... Looking back & realizing how far we've come, only b/c of God, we should smile in the face of trials.... Counting it all joy, knowing we have more endurance b/c of such things & surely when we overcome what we currently R facing, we shall have even more endurance.... May God Bless U as U seek HIM 1st.... Adrian  

Good thoughts. Another thing I see that is needful is to have good friends in the faith who encourage and minister to you. John still had his disciples although he pointed them to Jesus when he was by the Jordan. This makes me wonder about disciples. Some are very critical of their Pastor or teacher while others are so devoted that when he leaves they do not follow Christ. They were disciples of the man who was pointing them to Jesus, but never followed Jesus on their own. The ideal disciple benefits from the Pastor or teachers, but follows Jesus and worships God the Father through the Holy Spirit. A Pastor or teacher should try to make disciples of Jesus, not to make disciples of themselves. Gary

Friday, March 11, 2005

Eaglewings Ministries

 I want you all to use the resources here and to develop your own ministries. Let me know if you have online ministries or Newsletters, or just share with me and the group what you are doing. We want to encourage the body of Christ and bring many to him. While I am at it, let me introduce to you the several parts of Eaglewings Ministries which began as Grace chatroom, a Bible study room on New Years Eve, 1998.

  Grace4U2 is our Friday night Bible study. We now are starting 2Timothy. It meets each Friday at 11pm est  

Eaglewings Daily Bible  Is the online version of the Eaglewings Daily Bible. It has a picture and music added. This is for those who are not on AOL or who wish to go there each day.  

 Eaglewings Journal  This is our newest ministry on AOL. It was designed to share insights and encouragement in a blog type format, which means you can comment on what is there.  

Eaglewings Ministries  This is our Home page or index page. This states our ministry purpose and lists all the ministry parts and has some Bible studies. You can reach this sight off of AOL by writing on your address screen. Our purpose is to find the lost and bring them to Jesus. Also we want to disciple them with the word of God.  

Eaglewings Topical Bible Studies These are various Bible topics from our Bible studies.  

Eaglewings New Testament Studies  These are through the Bible studies of most of the New Testament, from our Eaglewings online studies.  

Eaglewings Testimonies You should enjoy these personal testimonies. Several of our members have contributed to this powerful site. Two testimonies were from people who found Jesus just before going into eternity. Is this ministry important? Yes, it is, it is the Lord's work.  

Eaglewings Prayers Yes, we even have a prayer site. Would anyone like to keep us informed of member prayer needs? If so contact me.  

I hope you will get the vision of Eaglewings Ministries. In God's love and Grace. Gary (Superragman)