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Pekoudah

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    The Word. The Life. The Truth, the Way...and a musician doing spiritual songs...and some jazz.

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  1. Believers bury their salvation. They allow their own lives to mean more to them than the potential life that has been placed in their hearts as a free gift. It would seem...easy come easy go for most people.
  2. If someone wishes to hear the album....which is too long for the video section...go to Youtube and search for "Quest for Zion --Songs of Ascent" When videos of individual songs become available I'll post them in the video section under Christian music.
  3. Thought I'd share this project of mine with ya'll! It does say to sing to one another in spiritual songs. Have a listen or two. If you click on the Youtube logo you can go to "show more" and get the time links to the tunes. Appreciate any comments, likes and/or subscriptions to the Youtube channel. Videos to follow!
  4. The first death is a death to holiness. A separation from God. Like Adam and Eve being cut off from God in order to live according to the flesh. Most people will never know what being alive in Christ is all about. When the soul dies that is the second death.
  5. Clint Eastwood quotes aside...I think that quote is one that could "make my day." (or his day)
  6. I didn't say that righteous people are hypocrites. I was saying that the holy are few...very few. The righteous are many...like the stars in the sky...and the hypocrites are no doubt also many. The righteous are saved...but the holy are more than just saved, they will rule over the righteous in the nations in the next age.
  7. Christendom is for the masses...but the disciples of Christ are still a tiny flock. The ease with which people are declared Christian these days stem from a mass marketing strategy to get as many people as possible into the pews. This gives an aura of success at a time where the church is without power or influence in the world. We "dumbed" down the message to fit more people in. The narrow road got a whole lot wider..at least in our own human efforts at spreading a gospel lacking in truth.. We made carnality OK by focusing only on forgiveness rather than the power over sin that is the gift of grace from God. People are being catered to and God is seen as the servant of man...it's all about getting "saved" now. But God isn't being served...and neither is His kingdom being entered into. There is a lot of religious smoke and mirrors. But God will have the final say on whom He accepts. We are in for a lot of shocks and surprises on that day when God judges His own house. Judgment begins at God's house.
  8. We are just ordinary people called to be extraordinary through Him. We can do all things through Him as we abide in Him. His works become our own....so that looking back we see how the impossible was done. We serve an extraordinary God after all!
  9. The authority rests with the witness of the Spirit. In the early church signs and wonders accompanied the truth. These signs are still there but have been attenuated so that only the careful can perceive them. Jesus said.."My sheep know My voice" So then the inner witness of Christ in us will tell us which way to go and what is of Him or not. If we don't have that inner witness of the truth...then there is really no other way other than observe the fruit of the person speaking.
  10. Or this one... Butt Prints In The Sand One night I had a wondrous dream, One set of footprints there was seen, The footprints of my precious Lord, But mine were not along the shore. But then some stranger prints appeared, And I asked the Lord, "What have we here?" Those prints are large and round and neat, "But Lord they are too big for feet." "My child," He said in somber tones, "For miles I carried you alone. I challenged you to walk in faith, But you refused and made me wait." "You disobeyed, you would not grow, The walk of faith, you would not know. So I got tired, I got fed up, and there I dropped you on your butt." "Because in life, there comes a time, when one must fight, and one must climb. When one must rise and take a stand, or leave their butt prints in the sand."
  11. I think it is wise to consider that we have a share in more than one type of soil...and a believer perhaps in all 4 kinds...at least to some degree. As we eliminate one kind of ground...or at least reduce it's effects in our lives...we grow that part into good soil...so then our good soil increases...30, 60, 100 fold. So how does a believer have all kinds of soil? Well if we are not ready for a word from God...we don't understand it and it is taken away from us at THAT time. That doesn't mean we will never learn it...but simply that we need to grow in a deeper and wider way so that the seed falls on good ground. How many of us have no cares in this life? None? If we would be honest there are very few of us indeed that can say they are not attached to this world by our loves and interests. So we would progress further and sooner if we would be honest with ourselves. We can grow into being a better recipient of His word through an honest and sincere knowledge of ourselves and our true condition. But it would seem that many believers prefer a theoretical status that changes nothing in our receptivity to an actual honest appraisal of what we lack.
  12. That's not what grace is. Grace is the power to fulfill the commandments of God. God is still holy. And we need also to be made holy by the empowerment (grace) that is by faith. God is merciful...but there is a purpose to this beyond what we want for ourselves. We were created for HIS pleasure...not our own. Grace conforms us to be as Jesus Christ in this world. That is the effective working of grace in our lives...that we do the works OF Jesus. What grace is NOT...is a carte blanche over the effects of sin. No, we need to go to the cross to get the power that governs the flesh out of the way so that we can walk in His new life....by the Spirit. There is no permission from God to continue to walk in the power of the flesh. The flesh does not inherit life. One just needs to have a little honesty when reading the bible to see that what I am saying is true. But the truth is very difficult to hear these days...since there is another gospel being promoted that serves mankind...and is very seductive to the carnal mind. But it is better to go to the cross now than be disappointed later.
  13. And the other side of the same coin... (less popular however). Luke 6:24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. 25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. 26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. 27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. 29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also. 30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
  14. Grace is God's power to us-ward who believe. Eph. 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 1 Tim. 1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. That power is found in Him...to live and to walk in Him. Not of ourselves...but we take on His power and holiness as we abide in Him. Col. 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: The grace of God empowers us to walk as Jesus did...and as His followers did that we read about in the NT testimony. Through Him, His acts become our acts. There is a great reward for walking in HIS works...and keeping them till the end. That is, to rule with Him. To rule with Christ. Rev. 2:26 And he that overcomes, and keeps my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: So then in order to have power and authority in eternity we need to walk in His power (grace) at this present time.
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