Mosaic Convent (LAW)
1.  10 commandments  (613 laws   365 not allow to do & 248 + allow to do)
2.  Blessings
judgements – if you obey me, I will bless you.  If not, you will occur a judgement
3.  blood
blood sacfrice – atonement – covering of Jesus’s blood, power of His blood
Sins covered by His blood, you should know no shame
walking in shame  – fear enemy
Devil condemns you   God leads us
4.  diet
clean and unclean animals
5.  death – penalty – killedon
6.  sign
Noah:  rainbow
Abrah:  circumcise
7.  Sabbath
only mentioned day as rest, day of reflection
a time for corporate worship
could not go out of town, could not gather wood for fire, if you were caught working – you would be killed
#11  EZION
Twelve Spies
the God of the bible had promised the Israelites that they would be able to conquer the land with its incumbent Canaanite nations. Moses instructed the spies to report back on the agriculture and lay of the land. During their tour, however, the spies saw fortified cities and resident giants, which frightened them and led them to believe that the Israelites would not be able to conquer the land as God had promised. Ten of the spies decided to bring back a false report, emphasizing the difficulty of the task before them.
They gave Moses this account, “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit.But the people who live there are very powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there.”
Two of the spies — Joshua and Caleb — did not go along with the majority and tried to convince the Israelites that they could conquer the land. [4] However, the Israelites believed the majority’s conclusions. All of the spies except Joshua and Caleb were struck down with a plague and died.
“Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, ‘We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.’” Numbers 13:30
TRICKS TO MEMORIZE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Exodus 20: 3-17
Number One: Do not worship any other gods besides me.  (hold up one finger)
This one is pretty simple. God Almighty is number one — and there are no gods before Him!
Because I’m number one.
Number Two: Do not make idols of any kind
If God is number one, how can a graven image, or a copy, be number one? Inevitably it will be a “number two,” because only God can be number one! So commandment number two is no idols.
Number Three: Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God.  (3 fingers –  Trinity)
The Bible tells us that God has revealed Himself as three in one; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We call this the Trinity. So it is easy to remember that God is “three” in one, and we know His “name” as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — Yahweh God. Therefore, commandment number three says don’t take His “name” in vain.
Number Four: Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
Jesus told his disciples, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.” The Sabbath is a day set aside to worship God. It is a day of rest. In other words, worship and rest are what the Sabbath is there “for” — so commandment number four is to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.  (  Also – Four rhymes with DOOR.  Make sure you walk through the church DOOR on Sundays.
Number Five: Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God will give you.  (5 Alive)
This commandment is the only one with a corresponding promise — that your days will be long on the earth. So, if you honor your father and mother you will live a long life. We remember it by saying,number five “keeps you alive!”
Number Six: Do not murder.
We’ve all heard the term “six feet under” referring to burying the dead. That’s how to memorize commandment number six, do not murder, or don’t put anyone “six feet under.” Six, six, six is the number of the beast.  Also 6-shooters are guns.  Guns are used to murder.  Therefore,  # 6 is THOU SHALT NOT KILL.
Number Seven: Do not commit adultery.   (7 heaven)
Lust is one of the “seven deadly sins” in the Roman Catholic catechism. So I remember commandment number seven — adultery, which is a result of giving in to lust — Seven stands for holiness and the only place sexual relations is holy is when it is in marriage.  Also 7 year itch.  Don’t scratch it.  DO NOT COMMIT adultery.
Number Eight: Do not steal.  (Number eight sideways – looks like handcuffs)
In some countries when you get caught stealing they cut off your fingers.  Steal?  You will be arrested and put into handcuffs.
Number Nine: Do not testify falsely against your neighbor.  Do not lie.
This commandment has 9 words in it.  IF you turn a written # 9 upsidedown it becomes 6 which we can call a “false” 9.  Therefore # 9 is associated with falsehood.  Thou shall not bear false witness.
Number Ten:  Don’t convet
We remember this as being the biggest number and the shortest commandment.  If your neighbor is married to a “Perfect 10″ or their house or car is a 10 on a 10-scale…DO NOT COVET!  Keep all 10 fingers to yourself.  Keep your “10″ fingers off of your neighbors belongings.
Leave A Comment, Written on November 2nd, 2011 , Bible Study

Notes from End Times class on 10/20/2011

We began with a review of the 12 tribes of Israel and the covenant with Abraham.  Jacob was renamed Israel and began the nation of Israel.  Maps of the Ancient Near East were used throughout the lesson to better understand the location of each event.

God’s plan for Joseph, son of Jacob, took him on a very difficult journey, but ended in saving the nation of Israel.  Joseph was sold into slavery to travelling Midianites and then taken to Egypt.  After being falsely accused and thrown in prison, Joseph is promoted to Pharaoh’s second in command after God tells Joseph Pharaoh’s dream and interprets it for him.  If you ever feel like you’re in the pit, just remember that P.I.T. stands for Profit In Training!

The interpretation of Pharaoh’s dream is that after 7 good years, there would be 7 years of famine.  With this knowledge, Joseph is able to direct Egypt to store up food in preparation for the famine.  When the famine hits, Josephs brothers come to Egypt looking for food.  They do not recognize him when they bow down to him, but he recognizes them.  At Joseph’s request, the entire family relocates to Goshen, the best farm land in Egypt, where he can provide for them.

In this way, God used Jacob to preserve the eternal promise he made to Abraham, his great grandfather, to make Israel a great nation.

The nation of Israel has now left the Promised Land and resides in Egypt for 430 years until the Exodus.  During this time, Israel flourishes and grows to more than 600,000 men, which is likely about 2 million people including wives, children, and the mixed multitude of non-blood Israelites.

Leading up to the Exodus, the new Pharaoh is intimidated by the number, wealth, and organization of the Israelites and sees them as a threat.  Even though in bondage, he tries to reduce their numbers.  First, he instructs midwives to kill all the first born sons as soon as they are born, but the midwives tell Pharaoh that the Israelite women are having their babies in the fields and not coming to them.  Then Pharaoh decides to have all Israelite boys less than 1 year of age to be killed (foreshadows the killing of the innocents when Jesus was born).

One woman decided to save her baby by placing him in a basket in the river Nile.  His name is Moses, which means “drawn out.”  Moses is from the tribe of Levi.  Pharaoh’s daughter finds him and decides to raise him as an Egyptian.  Moses’ older sister, Miriam, is watching and tells Pharaoh’s daughter that she knows someone that can nurse the baby.  So Moses’ own mother is hired by Pharaoh’s daughter to nurse Moses for the first 5 years of life, which gives her time to raise him in the Hebrew tradition.

As an adult, Moses witnesses a fight between an Egyptian and a Hebrew.  In his anger, he kills the Egyptian.  For fear of his life, Moses runs away to Midian, the back side of the desert, gets married, and tends sheep.  God speaks to Moses through a burning bush and tells him to return to Egypt to set the Israelites free.  Moses argues with God and gives 10 reasons why he can’t go.  God gives many miraculous signs to Moses (changing water to blood, staff into a snake, and his hand white with leprosy and back again) to show he has been sent by God.  Moses begs God to send someone else (foreshadowing Jesus at Gethsemane), but agrees to go in the end with relatives to accompany him.

Once Moses speaks to Pharaoh, 10 plagues are unleashed upon the Egyptians that systematically undermine many of their false gods.

1)      The water is turned to blood (including the river Nile)

2)      Frogs invade the land

  1. Pharaoh’s magicians were able to imitate these first two signs, but not the rest.

3)      Gnats swarm everywhere

4)      Flea infestation

5)      Livestock get sick

6)      Boils on the people

7)      Hail strong enough to destroy crops and buildings

  1. These are the buildings that the Israelites had been forced to build as slaves

8)      Locusts eat the crops

9)      Darkness covers the earth

10)   Death of all Egyptian first born children

  1. Punishment for killing the Hebrew babies

The Hebrew people are spared from these plagues.  After the third through ninth signs, Pharaoh would agree to let the Hebrew slaves go if the plague ended, but each time he changed his mind.  After the tenth plague, he let them go.  The Egyptians give much gold and jewelry to the Hebrews as they leave.

About 2 million Hebrews are lead by Moses out of Egypt.  When they get to the Red Sea, they hear the sound of Pharaoh’s army coming after them.  He once again changed his mind.  God tells Moses to lift his staff over the water and the sea divides.  The entire Israelite nation crosses the Red Sea on dry ground.  God slows the Egyptian army down.  Once the Israelite nation has crossed, God tells Moses to once again hold his staff over the water.  This time the water closes back in and sweeps away the Egyptian army.

The Hebrews celebrate their escape and Miriam, the older sister of Moses, leads them in praise worship music.

Leave A Comment, Written on October 23rd, 2011 , Bible Study

Notes will be posted within the next few days for the October 6th, 13th and the 20th classes.  Sorry for the snafu in getting them posted.

Leave A Comment, Written on October 21st, 2011 , Uncategorized

Greetings!  By this time next week all of the classes will be in the same place with the END TIMES teaching.  YAHOO!  These are the 4 times to chose from.  Thursday 9:30, 11:15 or 7 pm  and on Tuesday at 7:00 pm.  (The “week” begins with the Thursday classes.  To be in sync, you have to attend the Tuesday session AFTER any of the Thursday ones you miss.

Leave A Comment, Written on October 21st, 2011 , Bible Study

Well, if you missed SOAK last week –  then YOU MISSED IT!  We had a wonderful time in the Presence of the LORD and GOD blessed us tremendously. We ended our worship session dancing and shouting and KISSING.  Yes, kissing!  In the closing, God reminded us of the scriptures about “greeting one another with a Holy kiss” and loving one another and that is what we did!  We had a love fest.  It is an honor and a privilege to be part of God’s family and it is an honor to be loved and to have someone to love.  Our November meetings are the 6th and the 20th.  SAVE THE DATE.  Meet with the lover of your soul.  I hope you can join us.

Leave A Comment, Written on October 21st, 2011 , Sunday Soak -Women's Worship

End Times

Notes from 9/29/11

Today is Jewish holiday: Rosh Hashanah: (literally “head of the year”), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im (“Days of Awe”) which occur in the fall.  Rosh Hashanah is celebrated on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teru’ah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]). Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey.

shofar:  is a horn, traditionally that of a ram, used for Jewish religious purposes. Shofar-blowing is incorporated in synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Shofar come in a variety of sizes.

nugget:  Saul – anoited by Samual      David: anoited by oil/horn    Solomon: last King of Israel

June ~ brief review of our notes from the previous week

Ephesians 2:1-10

Made Alive in Christ

1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

“The mighty prince of pwer of the air” is Satan.  Paul’s readers believed that Satan and the eveil spiritual forces inhabited the region between earth and sky.  Satan is thus pictured as ruling an evil spiritual kingdom – the demons and those who are against Christ.  Satan means: the accuser.”  He is also called the Devil.  In the resurrection , Christ was victorious over Satan and his power.  Therefore, Jesus Christ is the permanent ruler of the whole world: Satan is only the temporary ruler of the part of the world that chooses to follow him.    Satan is in control of the world’s system but he’s NOT in control of ME!!!  Government works in darkness.

We are not from this world, but instead we are seated in the heavens.

exousia – means power – power of the air

pneuma – means spirit

XWR (hebrew) ruwach   ruah or breath/wind

Hebrew – Spirit – ruwach – Breath, life or by resemblance “spirit” but only of a rational being including it’s expression and functions.
Greek – Spirit – pneuma - (a) human as in the rational (and immortal) soul, or (b) superhuman as in angels, demons or (c) divine as in God, Christ’s spirit or theHoly Spirit.
God breathe’s life into our spirit and that is why we aren’t controlled by the devil.

We are being led by the Spirit of God.

Unbelievers are being led by Prince of Darkness

God has no evil in Him.  People have free will, must be careful if you give yourself over to the wrong power!

Paul wrote about our old sinful nature.  Here Paul emphasizes that we do not need to live any longer under sin’s power.  The penalty of sin and its power over us were miraculously destroyed by Christ on the cross.  Through faith in Christ we stand acquitted, or not quilty, before God.  God does not take us out of the world or make us robots – we will still feel like sinning and sometimes we will sin.  The differences is that before we became Christians, we were dead in sin and were slaves to our sinful nature.  But now we are alive with Christ.

Ephesians 6:12

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

John 12:31

31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.

The prince of this world is Satan, an angel who rebelled against God. Satan is real, not symbolic, and is constantly working against God and those who obey him.  Satan is tempted Eve in the garden and persuaded her to sin: he tempted Jesus in the wilderness and did not persuade him to fall.  Satan has great power but people can be delivered from his reign of spiritual darkness because of Christ’s victory on the cross.  Satan is powerful, but Jesus is much more powerful. Jesus’s resurrection shattered Satan’s deathly power.  To overcome Satan we need faithful allegiance of God’s Word, determination to stay away from sin, and the support of other believers.

A few more scripture ‘ Who’s in charge of the world?   John 14:28, Hebrew 2:9, Phil 2:5-8, 2 Cor 4:4, 1 John 5:19

June – added to the timeline

#1  Innocence Adam & Eve

God wanted company someone to love him and for Adam & Eve to love God.

The Fall of Adam & Eve:

Responsibility – do not eat from one tree in the garden (Tree of Life)

Man’s failure:  Genesis 3:6

Consequences:  Genesis 3:14  fall of Adam and Eve

#2 Conscience

now there is SIN.  God deals  with us by sending the holy spirit to you (conviction).  Those that follow me will never know shame.  I want you to know who your daddy is!!!  that’s conviction.

I love all your commandments.  There will be no condemnation.

Genesis 3:15

15 And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring[a] and hers;
he will crush[b] your head,
and you will strike his heel.”

Enmity:    hatred

You:         Satan

Woman:  Mary

Offspring:  seed sperma

Her:         seed (sperm)

Crush:     death

Devil:       bruise

1st Messianic from messiah
I’m a sinner saved by grace.

Leave A Comment, Written on October 11th, 2011 , Uncategorized

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End Times

Notes:  Thursday, September 22, 2011

Greek word:  Aion (eon)

definition of aion – “age.”
could be understood as referring to the present age and the age to come, how God deals with his people thru the ages

FAITH:  greek word pistis

The Greek word, which is translated as faith, is pistis (noun) and believe, is translated from pistevo (verb). The word believe (Greek verb “pistevo”), according to Strong’s Greek Dictionary, means: to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit; by implication, to entrust, (especially one’s spiritual well-being to Christ.) believe, commit, (to trust), put in trust with. “Pistevo” comes from the Greek noun “pistis” which means: persuasion, i.e., credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself; assurance, belief, believe, faith. Notice the subtle shades of meaning which are unlocked in the amplified translations:

FAITH:  What makes up our faith?   example:  “I have confidence because I have my faith”

  • security
  • stability (rock)
  • waiting (hope)
  • confidence
  • belief
  • loyalty
  • trust

God comes to us with truths.

Satan comes with lies

Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11

Faith in Action

1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

We want to be known as women of faith.  God makes my life worth living, gives purpose.
Just meet people where they are ~ share the word with other’s.
God has already given us a measure of faith, example mustard seed.
What am I going to put my faith in?  I will put my faith in God.

1 Corinthians 12:9

9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,

All Christians have faith.  Some, however, have the spiritual gift of faith, which is an unusual measure of trust in the power of God.

Hebrews 11

Faith in Action / Great Examples of Faith

1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.

3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.

Faith:  seen & unseen, share with believers & non-believers

I have faith in God that the outcome of a situation will be okay.

Faith is the conviction based on past experience that God’s new and fresh surprises will surely be ours.

The beginning point of faith is believing in God’s character:  He is who he says.  The end point is believing in God’s promises: He will do what he says.  When we believe that God will fulfill his promises even though we don’t see those promises materializing yet, ew domonstrate true faith.

God called the universe into existence out of nothing; he declared that it was to be, and it was.  Our faith is in the God who created the entire universe by his word.  God’s word has awesome  power.  When he speaks, do you listen and respond?  How can you better prepare yourself to respond to God’s word?

GOD’S PLAN FOR MAN/US  (Times reach fulfillment)

June drew a timeline starting with PAST/CREATION__________________________________________

1 Corinthians 9:17

17 If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me.

Ephesians 1:10

10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

Ephesians 3:2

2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you,

Colossians 1:25

25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness—

PAST/CREATION  (always something in the past, age of grace – in it right now!)


List of things in PAST ETERNITY:


1.  GOD’S THRONE Psalm 45:6 & Psalm 103:19

He’s the only one on the throne forever & ever more!   Occupied before time.

Psalm 45:6

6 Your throne, O God,a]”[a] will last for ever and ever;
a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.

Psalm 103:19

19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.

2.  ETERNAL GOD Genesis 1:1, Deut 33:27

Genesis 1

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Deuteronomy 33:27

27 The eternal God is your refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms.
He will drive out your enemies before you,
saying, ‘Destroy them!’

3. GOD  THE SON

4.  GOD THE SPIRIT

5.  SATAN (kill, steal, he will try to steal our annointing – he has ZERO control over us!)

6.  ANGELS

7.  ETERNAL LIFE Titus 1:1

Titus 1

1 Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness—

8.  CROSS Acts 2:22-24

Acts 2:22-24

22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men,a]”[a] put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

9.  GRACE 2 Timothy 1:9

2 Timothy 1:9

9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

10. CHURCH WAS FORMED IN THE BEGINNING Ephesians 1:3-4

Ephesians 1:3-4

Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

11.  OUR ADOPTION Roman 8:28-29  Psalm 139, Jeremiah 1:4, 29:11, Ephesians 1:5-11
12.  OUR REDEMPTION

Romans 8:28-29

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, whoa]”[a] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

Jeremiah 1:4

The Call of Jeremiah

4 The word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Ephesians 1:5-11

5 hea]”[a] predestined us for adoption to sonshipb]”[b] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 hec]”[c] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

11 In him we were also chosen,d]”[d] having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,

Psalm 139

1 You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

Leave A Comment, Written on September 28th, 2011 , Bible Study

End Times Class Notes Week of 9/15

We started with a brief review from the previous week’s lesson.

Hebrews 13:25

25 Grace be with you all.

Go to Heb 13:25 and add under it a “new” verse 26.

Then add: By faith, say your name.

Remember that you can be part of this “hall of faith.”

We walk by faith, not by sight

we desire to seek Him, supernatural realm – the unseen world.

God will open your eyes and ears to hear things in the supernatural.

God always has a more grand and better plan for us.

Chronos:  days of the week.  Chronological order.

Kairos:  it’s way more than an ordinary day.  A special place in time for you to hear or see.

The ‘prophets’ show us what we haven’t seen, takes special eyes/ears!!!

If He can trust you with something small (whatever is in your hand at the moment), image how He will trust you with something greater!  You will begin to see and hear things you had not noticed before.  This can even happen to you on the evening news.

Fig Tree:  symbolizes Israel (East)

Other Trees:   Rest of the Nations

Israel

1948:  became a nation

1967:  6-day war, took control Gaze Strip

There is a distinction being made.

The Coming of the Lord is different than the “End Times” when the verses are referencing the End of Jerusalem or the Temple that was destroyed in 70 A.D.

Names for GENERATIONS:

1914  Lost

1923  Greatest

1935  Silent

1955  Baby Boomers

1968  Gen X Busters

1975  Gen Y

1992  Gen Z

Urgency of understanding “end times”

Jews – 52 years (generation)     Born 1967 ,  2019  a “guess” of end time:  2047

Or if you count from 1948 – when Israel (the fig tree that God told us to keep our eyes on) then HE can return during all our of life times.

Philippians 4:11

11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

If you always want more, ask God to remove that desire and teach you contentment in every circumstance.  He will supply all your needs, but in a way that he knows is best for you.

Not matter what is coming – we can learn to be content.

2 Timothy 3

1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.

Paul’s reference to the “last days” reveals his sense of urgency.   The last days began after Jesus resurrection when the Holy Spirit came upon the believers at Pentecost.   The “last days” will continue until Christ’s second coming.  This means that we are living in the last days.  So we should make the most of the time that God has given us.  Share the gospel.  Remain faithful.

Time line drawn on the board. Jesus birth 1AD – 30 (Jesus is revealed)    70 Pentecost   90 John the elder   2011 NOW

(importance of 70AD)

People we need to minister to (Anti-Christ behavior): Paul warned Timothy about these kinds of people in HIS last days and we see that still going on today.

1.  lovers of self (self-control)

2.  money hungry

3.  jealous of my neighbor – proud or stuck-up

4.  profane

5.  boasters

6.  disobedient to parents

7.  crude – unthankful

8.  unholy – coarse

Ephesians 5:3 3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.

9.  without natural affection – family

10.  law breakers – liars – people that are undependable

11.  slanders

12.  incontinent – out of control, will, no discipline

13.  salvage – murders

14.  cynical

15.  trader

16.  heady – ruthless

17.  high minded - pretentious

18.  lovers of pleasure

19.  having a form of godliness – but denying the power of the cross (anti-christ behavior)

beware of counterfeit — study the real thing – the BIBLE

power in the name of Jesus Christ

Chrislam – combine Christian & Islam together – FALSE RELIGION.

The True Message of God – known as an absolute truth.  Know HIS word — no wiggle room  1. FATHER  2.  SON  3.  HOLY SPIRIT  These 3 are non-negotiables.

1 Peter 1:13-21

13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. 21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

Isaiah 40:6

6 A voice says, “Cry out.”
And I said, “What shall I cry?”

“All people are like grass,
and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.

Jude 1:17-25

A Call to Persevere

17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. 18 They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” 19 These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.

20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

22 Be merciful to those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

Doxology

24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Acts 2:15-21

New International Version (NIV)

15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 “‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

Definition:  Eschatology: a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind

Leave A Comment, Written on September 21st, 2011 , Bible Study

We have decide that SOAK stands for Seeking Our Almighty King!  And that is what we did !!  The only thing that should have been changed about the evening was that is was too short!  We should have stayed in His presence longer. ( Thank you GOD for your patience.)  Tonight was delicious.  I think we made God smile.  :)  Several people shared a few things at the end of the evening.  It was a very special time.  :)

4 Comments, Written on September 19th, 2011 , Sunday Soak -Women's Worship

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