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Who is the Holy Spirit?

There are many misconceptions about the identity of the Holy Spirit. Some view the Holy Spirit as a mystical force. Others understand the Holy Spirit as the impersonal power that God makes available to followers of Christ. What does the Bible say about the identity of the Holy Spirit? Simply put, the Bible declares that the Holy Spirit is God. The Bible also tells us that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, a being with a mind, emotions, and a will.

The fact that the Holy Spirit is God is clearly seen in many Scriptures, including Acts 5:3-4. In this verse Peter confronts Ananias as to why he lied to the Holy Spirit and tells him that he had “not lied to men but to God.” It is a clear declaration that lying to the Holy Spirit is lying to God. We can also know that the Holy Spirit is God because He possesses the characteristics of God. For example, His omnipresence is seen in Psalm 139:7-8, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.” Then in 1 Corinthians 2:10-11, we see the characteristic of omniscience in the Holy Spirit. “But God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”

We can know that the Holy Spirit is indeed a divine person because He possesses a mind, emotions, and a will. The Holy Spirit thinks and knows (1 Corinthians 2:10). The Holy Spirit can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30). The Spirit intercedes for us (Romans 8:26-27). He makes decisions according to His will (1 Corinthians 12:7-11). The Holy Spirit is God, the third Person of the Trinity. As God, the Holy Spirit can truly function as the Comforter and Counselor that Jesus promised He would be (John 14:16, 26, 15:26).

Recommended Resource: The Holy Spirit by Charles Ryrie

from gotquestions.org

Judging

Many times I hear people say your not suppose to judge. Which is the same thing as saying that I want to do what I want, so don’t question me about my actions or behavior. It does amaze me sometimes when I hear Christians use that phrase. Because it means they are only reading part of it’s meaning.

Lets take a look at the biblical view maybe it might shed some light on the subject. Matthew 7:1-3 ” Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your eye”. NKJV

On the surface this would seem to say not to look at anything that someone does and ever make a conclusion that they could be wrong. But, we have to try and understand that Jesus was talking about those who are critical of someone when we ourselves are doing the same thing. adultery, lying, stealing, etc. It’s like a parent telling their child not to smoke while they’re doing it.

Again remember what Paul taught: “For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges. Therefore put away from yourselves the evil person.” 1 Corinthians 5:12-13
What Paul is saying is that those people who aren’t part of the body will be judged by the Lord. But those of us who are of the Church are to judge the actions of fellow believers. We are to help each other with correction, for the health of the church.

Remember also John 7:24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

Leviticus 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.: In other words don’t hate a brother but rebuke someone to bring them into a proper relationship.

That doesn’t mean that we should run around trying to find fault with everybody, actually the opposite is true. But things like false doctrine, committing sin, etc should be confronted so that the person can be brought back to a correct relationship with Jesus.
There is a formula for doing this:

1. In love bring it to the persons attention
2. Bring someone with you to confront the person
3. Bring the matter before the church body.Of course thats only if the first two have no effect.

We can’t always sit down and speak face to face with someone. On the internet, facebook or other such pages it is the only contact we make with some people. This means that we have to understand that when someone approaches us about an issue, we should keep an open mind.

If you make a statement about your life and fellow Christians know that it doesn’t agree with what the bible teaches. We have an obligation to confront it. Some people will thank you, and yet others will become hurt or angry. Then it becomes a situation of not listening and saying something like thats just the way it is. Or thats the way my church teaches me, or anything not to be confronted by the issue.

Here’s the bottom line; If we call ourselves a Christian, then that means we have submitted ourselves to Christ. A disciple of His, is a student, and nobody starts out as a teacher. We must all be willing to learn His word and grow in it. Thats where you get great teachers, and preachers from [like Spurgeon]. But it’s also how we develop the wonderful gifts the Holy Spirit gives us.

So, please in the future realize that even though someone may not approach you the way you’d like, maybe you should think that they might be doing it out of love. Especially if you know that the bible speaks out against what your doing. One thing you should keep in mind is that when you belong to Jesus you become a “new creature” it’s not an easy process, but the Holy Spirit lives with you and He will help you develop the gifts He gives you. You must strive to be holy, not perfect, but holy. The process will take time, but it means giving up the old ways.

“But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or and extortioner – not even to eat with such a person.” I Corinthians 5:11 I would add to this anyone who teaches a false gospel…

The formula above from the bible still holds true, but if a person refuses to repent and turn from their ways, Paul is very clear about our obligation as Christians. None of this should be done with ease or without prayer, to reject someone is very serious. Remember it’s just like a barrel of apples; if you have one rotten apple and it’s left in the barrel eventually it will corrupt the whole barrel.

The problem seems to be that nobody wants to be wrong, but look at the situation our world today has gotten into. There doesn’t seem to a moral compass any longer, and Christians for the most part want the title, but not the responsibility. Please consider what it means when we reject His commands.
God’s peace, Dan Beliveau

“This worldly definition of love is not Gods definition of Agape. When the World says unconditional they are saying that there is no condition the Lord would ever set that would keep you out of Heaven, and this is a Demonic lie designed to destroy. The Lord God does Hate and even rejects many and He is Just for doing so. “Jacob have I Loved but Esau have I hated” The Worlds wishy washy idea of Love simply does not cut it. Where is your notion of unconditional love concerning the Wicked whom the Lord surely will destroy without mercy to those who have shown no mercy, folks … that is very conditional. For yet another example of Gods conditions read Matthew 6:14,15 very conditional!” Eric DeJesus

Paul Washer
“People tell me judge not lest ye be judged. I always tell them, twist not scripture lest ye be like satan.”

Other verses to consider:

Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:9

In righteousness you shall judge your neighbor Leviticus 19:15b

This is a link that was shared by Dennis Chan

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Believer%27s%20Corner/get_angry.htm

Something else people should consider. If a person breaks a local or state law, etc it doesn’t excuse them from having to fulfill the requirements of the law.

Like someone used to say “If you can’t do the time, don’t to the crime.”

The Lord’s Room

IF YOU DIED TODAY, DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU WOULD SPEND ETERNITY?

Everyone will die, you can’t escape it, it’s 100% assured. The reason I asked the question is that there is a war being fought for your very soul, but “YOU” are the one who determines the outcome of that war. It’s important that you remember there is an eternity after this life, and your decision determines your destiny.

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:36-37

PLEASE CONSIDER:

God loves the world so much that he gave His one and only Son.
Whoever believes in the Christ will not perish but will have
everlasting life. For The Father did not send His Son into the
world to condemn the world, but that the world through Jesus
might be saved. John 3:16-17 Paraphrased

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can come to the
Father except through me.”
John 14:6 NLT

Then Jesus said to them again, Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. John 10:7-8

“Christianity is a Relationship between God and man based on
the life, death, and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ.”
Dr. Elmer L. Towns

“Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last
days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying,
Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers
fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the
beginning of creation.”
2 Peter 3:3-4

1. But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.
2 Peter 2:1-3

How many times have you thought or heard
someone say; What am I here for or what
is my purpose? The answer is so simple
that most people go through their whole
lives and never seem to realize.
God created us to have a personal relationship
with Him, through that relationship we find meaning.

Jesus’ love for mankind is unlimited; He proved that when He gave His life for us.

People have asked many times; how do I communicate with God?

When we pray; we talk to Him. When we read the Bible; He speaks to us.

Both websites are a witness to the world for the Lord Jesus the Christ [Yeshua].
I make no apologies for that, but I do hope we can always explore together the possibilities of what Jesus has to offer. Other page link is at the bottom.

It is possible to know for sure if you are going to be with the Lord. Go to the *Salvation link and find the answer. The Lord wants you to know. Please look at the other links above. There is more information there. My only desire is to share God’s message, to help people make an informed decision. Please add this page to your favorites.

My prayer is that you find this website a blessing because as everyone knows, it isn’t always easy to find answers. I want to give you a straight forward look at the true Christian relationship and not what some have tried to turn it into. Look at what I share with an open mind and consider the information. I want people to understand what the Lord teaches us in His word, not what secular or false teachers “enlighten” us with. Discernment is one of the great gifts the Holy Spirit gives us. It is developed through prayer and study.

Time is very short, Please consider what the Lord has to offer you.
Remember, When it seems like there is nobody who will listen,
God is always there. God really does Love You!

This website is dedicated to what Jesus said in Matthew 28:18-20

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.

If your having trouble finding out what God wants for your life.
‘READ’ His handbook,

The bible is the greatest remedy for the lost and comfort for those who have been found. It’s the living word of God and nothing can compare to it.

Commandment # 11 Thou shall not twist Scripture

“GOD has everything under control” David Wilkerson

Bless You,
In the name of the most
Holy and Undivided Trinity.

Yours in Christ, Dan Beliveau
http://thelordsroom.simplesite.com

The meaning of Messianic Judaism

What Is Messianic Judaism? is adapted from Messianic Judaism: Questions and Answers, a booklet written by Rabbi David Chernoff. What Is Messianic Judaism? answers some of the questions frequently asked about Messianic Judaism.

Rabbi David Chernoff

What Is Messianic Judaism?

Messianic Judaism is a movement of Jewish people who believe that Yeshua (Jesus’ original name in Hebrew) is the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the world. Yeshua is the most Jewish of Jews. Yeshua was a descendant of both Abraham and King David, was raised in a Jewish home and went to synagogue. He perfectly kept the entire Torah (see Galatians 4:4). He taught that He came to fulfill, not set aside, the Torah (see Matthew 5:17-19). He was a rabbi who performed unparalleled miracles, bringing great blessing to the nation of Israel. All His early disciples also lived very Jewish lives. The Messianic movement was entirely Jewish at its inception, and continued to exist as an authentic Jewish movement for 700 years after Yeshua’s death and resurrection. Messianic Jews have not stopped being Jewish. On the contrary, we remain strongly Jewish in our identity and lifestyle! The Tenach (the Old Testament Scriptures) provides the foundation of our Jewish faith, and the New Covenant Scriptures (which were also written by Jews) the completion of our Jewish faith. In fact, the Hebrew Scriptures themselves affirm that they are not complete, but that God was going to make a New Covenant with the Jewish people (Jeremiah 31:31-34). We believe that the Sinai covenant, upon which much of traditional (Rabbinic) Judaism is based, is a broken covenant. There is no Temple and there are no sacrifices by which we can be brought near to God and experience genuine atonement. Non-Messianic Judaism is based on this broken covenant, which cannot save us. In contrast, we believe that God already established this New Covenant by means of Yeshua’s death and resurrection. He died and rose again to atone for our sins, so that we can enter into this New Covenant relationship with God. We believe that Yeshua ascended to the right hand of God the Father and is coming back to Earth to reign from Jerusalem over Israel and all the nations of the world. At that time the fullness of the New Covenant will be realized.

What Is The Difference Between Messianic Judaism And The Various Non-Messianic Judaisms?

Non-Messianic or Rabbinic Judaism is a religion centered around the teachings and writings of the non-Messianic rabbis. Its formation began during the Babylonian Captivity (around 550 BC) and solidified nearly 2,000 years ago when the Second Temple was destroyed in 70 AD. Prior to that, “Judaism”, or the faith of the Jewish people, was centered around the Temple and the sacrificial system, and brought genuine atonement. After the destruction of the Temple, the non-Messianic rabbis decided to radically restructure Judaism, substituting synagogues, rabbis, prayers, study and commandments for the Temple, priests and sacrifices. They also added many of their own laws, rules and traditions. Sadly, they left us with a man-made religion that is powerless to save us. Today their writings and commentaries (the Talmud, etc.) form the foundation of traditional (non-Messianic) Judaism. Rabbinic Judaism consists of several branches: Orthodox (traditional), Chassidic (Orthodox with influences from eastern mysticism, including belief in reincarnation – a non-Biblical concept), Conservative,Reform (liberal), Reconstructionist (emphasizing Jewish culture over theology) and Secular Humanistic (denying the existence of God). Very few within these “Judaisms” are actually awaiting the Messiah, and those who are, are the exceptions. Messianic Judaism differs from Rabbinic Judaism in that we rely completely on the Scriptures. Our faith is the Judaism of the Bible (Biblical Judaism) and is centered on Messiah and the salvation He brings. We are brought near to God because of the atoning work of Yeshua, Israel’s Chief Rabbi, who has fulfilled us as Jewish Believers and fulfilled Judaism itself.

Is There A Difference Between Messianic Judaism And Christianity?

In one sense, Messianic Judaism and Christianity are the same thing. There is only one faith. Messianic Jews and Christians share the same core beliefs. Messianic Judaism is the same faith but it is expressed within the Jewish heritage.

Copy and paste.

http://christinprophecy.org/?sermons=steve-jaslow-on-the-meaning-of-messianic-judaism

Sorcery

Sorcery

I think there are far to many “Christians” Making excuses for too many things.

I must start out by saying that there is a difference between using Pot or any other drug for medicine and using it for pleasure. There is a lot of evidence that pot has many medical uses. And yes I understand that it grows naturally, but that isn’t even part of the issue.

Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Very important to know that many things can keep a person from God, not just our pet sins.

Revelation 21:8

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

This is also covered in the Old testament.

The word Sorcery is from the root word for Pharmacy

It is in reference to those who were producers of mind altering drugs are known as Sorcerers. The drugs were used in worship to false gods. Although it is now referred to as being part of witchcraft and it is in a sense. The history goes back a long way past what people do today. But some “religions” still use drugs in their religious ceremonies.

God knows that anyone who takes too much alcohol, or anything that changes the state of a persons mind can change their relationship with Him.

If we are not in a sober state He is limited by our choice.This includes the use of Marijuana. Most people either don’t know or ignore that even though it is mild like maybe using alcohol, Marijuana alters your concept of reality. Although it can be just a little.

The meaning from the original word sorcerer. ‘sorcerers’ were persons able to prepare and dispense potions. But why did they dispense these potions? Was it in order to give relief from illness? Absolutely not! It was in order to stimulate hallucinations or visions! We must understand that it was long part of pagan religious practice to administer potions, or drugs, which would encourage hallucinations! There is, of course, a direct parallel here to modern illicit drug taking. But these original pharmacists’ were involved in the black arts and in demonology; the basic idea was that taking certain potions could bring one into contact with the spirit world, and that this was to be desired.

Much of those drugs were used in pagan idol worship, in the 60’s LSD was so powerful that a person had visions and no unlike Timothy Leary tried to tell us, LSD didn’t bring you closer to God. All it did like so many other drugs is confuse your mind and take you away from truth.

As a Christian if your going to take anything that changes your state of mind you are putting yourself at odds with God. Our relationship with Him is to be in reverence. Contrary to what some might think, you can’t be reverent if your stoned. Your mind isn’t working on the level He intended it to.

God wants all your best so you can understand His best and His true relationship with you.

Enoch

Chapter 8

1. Moreover Azazyel taught men to make swords, knives, shields, breastplates, the fabrication of mirrors, and the workmanship of bracelets and ornaments, the use of paint, the beautifying of the eyebrows, the use of stones of every valuable and select kind, and of all sorts of dyes, so that the world became altered.

2. Impiety increased; fornication multiplied; and they transgressed and corrupted all their ways.

3. Amazarak taught all the sorcerers, and dividers of roots:

4. Armers taught the solution of sorcery;

5. Barkayal taught the observers of the stars;

6. Akibeel taught signs;

7. Tamiel taught astronomy;

8. And Asaradel taught the motion of the moon.

9. And men, being destroyed, cried out; and their voice reached to heaven.

Execrations: the act of execrating. 2. a curse or imprecation: The execrations of the prophet terrified the sinful multitude. 3. the object execrated; a thing held in …

As you can see, there is a very long history of the demonic influencing men.

Although these two articles go against societies ideas today, it’s something to think about.

Pot and truth

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=27015

Warning smoking marijuna can cause brain damage…

http://rightwingnews.com/top-news/new-study-smoking-marijuana-causes-brain-damage/?utm_source=ct&utm_medium=ct&utm_campaign=ct

Demonic Doorways

Satan is a very devious person. He doesn’t come after people in just one direction. His purpose is to divide and conquer. If Satanism doesn’t work how about Islam, etc.

The following list of paths are just some of the things he uses. The bottom line is that we have God’s Word, and in His word He tells us about the things that separates man from a relationship with Him. The Church is given the gift of discernment for a reason.

*Eastern Religions *Yoga *Kundalini Spirits [Hindu Demons] *Divination *Use of Drugs which includes Marijuana, LSD, Heroine, Cocaine, etc, anything that changes a persons concept of reality. *The normalization of Homosexuality *Freemasonry *Illuminati affiliations *Many Video games * Islam *New Age Religions *Olumba Olumba Obu *Feel good witchcraft__IE: Harry Potter *Backmasking is a deliberate process, whereas a message found through phonetic reversal *The Forgotten Ways *Rosicrucianism *Necromancy *Halloween *Grave Soaking *Astrology *Re-birthing *Tarot Cards *Mormonism *Jehovah Witnesses *Prosperity Gospel *Kabala__Jewish mysticism *Ouija Board *Fire Walking *Palmistry *Goth *Wicca *Creation Worship {earth, etc} *More adoration for a person, than God [The Pope, etc]. *Hindus and Buddhist make a Pilgrimage every year to Muktinath, they come from different places in India in the thousands to visit and pay homage to Lord Vishnu. Much the same as Muslims making the Haj to Mecca.

The normalization of deviance, is deadly. The normalization of deviance is defined as: “The gradual process through which unacceptable practice or standards become acceptable. As the deviant behavior is repeated without catastrophic results, it becomes the social norm for certain aspects of society. It is gradually forced on Society, until it gives the impression of being normal.

These examples are just a small part of Satan’s tricks.

One thing I have been noticing a lot more lately is “Christians” using the very sad excuse of “Judge not”.

John 7:24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

A video about Satanic worship in the church.

Please keep in mind that while Satan is very powerful, but remember nobody is more powerful than God. Keeping yourself in the protection of the Lord is the only real safety. Reading Scripture and Prayer are our strongest weapons. The world is rapidly becoming ungodly showing that the Lord was correct when He said it would be like in the days of Noah.

God Bless, Dan Beliveau

The meltdown of Christianity

http://www.understandthetimes.org/commentary/c202meltdown.shtml

Paul Harvey If I were the Devil

Working your way to Heaven!

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all like an unclean thing,
And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;
We all fade as a leaf,
And our iniquities, like the wind,
Have taken us away.

Isaiah 64 Matthew Henry commentary

64:6 The people of God, in affliction, confess and bewail their sins, owning themselves unworthy of his mercy. Sin is that abominable thing which the Lord hates. Our deeds, whatever they may seem to be, if we think to merit by them at God’s hand, are as rags, and will not cover us; filthy rags, and will but defile us.

Even our few good works in which there is real excellence, as fruits of the Spirit, are so defective and defiled as done by us, that they need to be washed in the fountain open for sin and uncleanness. It bodes ill when prayer is kept back. To pray, is by faith to take hold of the promises the Lord has made of his good-will to us, and to plead them; to take hold of him, earnestly begging him not to leave us; or soliciting his return. They brought their troubles upon themselves by their own folly. Sinners are blasted, and then carried away, by the wind of their own iniquity; it withers and then ruins them.

When they made themselves as an unclean thing, no wonder that God loathed them. Foolish and careless as we are, poor and despised, yet still Thou art our Father. It is the wrath of a Father we are under, who will be reconciled; and the relief our case requires is expected only from him. They refer themselves to God. They do not say, Lord, rebuke us not, for that may be necessary; but, Not in thy displeasure. They state their lamentable condition. See what ruin sin brings upon a people; and an outward profession of holiness will be no defense against it.

God’s people presume not to tell him what he shall say, but their prayer is, Speak for the comfort and relief of thy people. How few call upon the Lord with their whole hearts, or stir themselves to lay hold upon him! God may delay for a time to answer our prayers, but he will, in the end, answer those who call on his name and hope in his mercy.

“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27
“For the wages of Sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
“unless you repent you will all likewise perish”. Luke 13:3b

You can’t earn or buy your way into heaven
Dan Beliveau

There are far to many misguided Christians that have been led to believe that Jesus’ purpose is to make them rich. Our Lord didn’t die on the cross so you could prosper. He did it out of love so that man has a path to Salvation.