Sunday, April 09, 2016
PROVING ALL THINGS
THIS IS A COMMAND given to believers in the scriptures. 1 Thess 5v 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. But how many follow this instruction? No we are lazy and make judgment base on what we hear and see. Just as we breathe air without any effort, we accept whats what hear in our churches without doing what the scriptures tell us to do.
Paul commended the Bereans who were more noble than the Thessalonicans. They did not just accept Paul’s word but they search the scriptures (prove) concerning the things Paul said , to prove if they were true. In today christian churches many things are happening. Jesus Christ is at work through the HJoly Spirit. On the other hand satan is also at work with his demons, decieving church leaders and their congregation. Jesus prophesied that this would be the case. So how can you prove which is true and which is false.
To answer this question you have to do what pAUL instructed. Jesus said there are two types of trees,good and bad. He said good trees cannot bear bad fruit ,neither can bad trees bear good fruit. Matt 7v15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Here is what He said about the satan. John 10v10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly
Matt 12v26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
Luke 11v18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
When Jesus rose from the grave he commission the apostles with Authority. Matt 28v18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost20 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 Mark 16v15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Should a christian attribute the work of the Holy Spirit to the devil. Can this be considered blaspheming.? If you say that the numerous miracles which are taking place is not true , them you could be on dangerous ground. Who then is doing the miracles, is it satan. But i just quoted the above scriptures which show satan’s kingdom is not divided. All through the scriptures you find only two ways, there is no middle ground. In Genesis two trees are mention. The tree of the knoeledge of good and evil. The other, the tree of life.God gave Israel a choice , Blessings or curses, life or death. Deut 30v 19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
Since no genuine christian will dispute that we are living in the end times, or last days, what is happening in churches worldwide will require that you get your Bible and study–to prove if what see is true or false. Jesus said in mark 10v27, with God all things are possible. Not somethings.
So get to know the word of God,and make all judgments base on it.
Sunday, April 09, 2016