Whose Book Are You Reading?

For several years now I have watched and heard some of the most demonic, bizarre, sensual, earthly and new-age philosophies seep gradually into MANY  mainstream christian churches of the world. European countries; Australia and New Zealand; and the largest churches in North America; especially the USA.  I could write for weeks/months about the many different worldly ‘pinches of leaven’ mixed with the True Gospel I’ve read/seen from what I thought were solid Godly organizations.  I’m seeing and hearing more and more everyday in Contemporary Gospel music as well.   Could this be the great falling away written in 2 Thessalonians 2?   I ask this because why would anyone who claims the name of Christ, want to  add to or take anything from the Word of God– the Holy Scriptures.  The LORD God gave many admonitions throughout the Bible about adding to or taking away from HIS Holy Word:  Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32 — Gal. 3:15 — Matt. 5:18-19 — Rev. 22:18.  These are just a few of the many.
Three reasons I discovered for “changing” the True Gospel according to the LORD God’s Holy Word!
  •  it make the makes the Gospel more pleasing to the hearer
  •  it’s politically correct and morally easier to accept 
  •  it stirs human feelings and emotions, making people feel good and believe “it is ALL about me” after all                                              
TRUE GOSPELThe loving gift of redemption the Creator of everything visible and invisible, the LORD God Almighty gave to us; a sinful, selfish, cold-hearted, lust-filled mankind; came through the shed blood of His only Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  He’s shared His character with us through His breathed out Holy Word.  Then filling the redeemed with the Holy Spirit.  I so desire to share this message with anyone who will listen or read.  I prayed last night, before getting into bed, and asked our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus to show me from His Word how He would have to share the glorious True Gospel with others.
THE CHOICE IS YOURS

The Living Water and The Bread of Life = Pure Truth of the HOLY WORD

Waste treated bottled water and Corn Beef on moldy rye = The lies/deceit/heresy of the world’s new Christianity and it’s leaders who would rather give you philosophies, new age thinking, or the God is love message all the time

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This morning, when I woke up, a verse came to mind.  “now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present to faultless before the Throne of Glory, to our Only Wise God and Savior be glory and majesty, dominion and power both now and  forever and ever.  Amen.” (Jude 1:24-25)  Now I know it’s not verbatim from the Bible so some of you may pooh-pooh this; but, it was not extra biblical revelation stuff or a profound prophetic event, it was simply the answer to my prayer.  As I write this I’m smiling because the heretics, apostates, evil, sneaky, slimy, glittery, pleasant-sounding words that are “lies from the deceiver himself”  can not— I repeat CAN NOT   draw a blood bought adopted child of the One True G-D away from our Father and Lord Jesus!!
My sincere desire is that all the brethren of the True Church,  the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ is:  To hold to the only true standard of teaching: the Holy Bible
not a watered down version, not a twisted version, not a verse out of context version;  all these with even a pinch of leaven added to “spoil/rot
” the Holy Scriptures.   ♥Streim

 

 

 

Contending for the Faith

 For several years now I have watched and heard some of the most demonic, sensual and earthly thinking ( James 3:15) and philosophies seep gradually into many  christian(?) churches in the so-called civilized countries of the world.  Large parts of Europe, Australia, New Zealand– but mainly here in the USA.  I could write for weeks/months about the many different worldly ‘pinches of leaven’ mixed with the True Gospel.  Why would anyone add hypocrisy  to the truth?   Because it’s more pleasing to the flesh that way , politically correct and touches the feelings of the heart.   Not a good thing for the desperately wicked heart of the natural man.   I’ve written about this topic in different ways since I started blogging.  I devour the Word.  It is so amazing that God Almighty, Creator of ALL things,  gave us desperately sinful mankind; redemption through the shed blood of His only Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  And He’s shared His character to us through His breathed out 100% Holy Word.  And given us the Holy Spirit to discern the Word, if we truly desire His wisdom and ask  faith. (James 3:17).  I just finished a month-long personal study of James.  WOW!!  Our glorious Father reproved, corrected and instructed me everyday.

As I prayed last night,  just before settling in to rest my body, I asked our Father in the name of Jesus to please  help me/ show me ; how/ where to share His amazing Glory that is found in His Word.  In the middle of the night, I woke up completely and recited a verse of Scripture, then went back to sleep.  Yes I was fully awake as I spoke “now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present to faultless before the Throne of Glory, to our Only Wise God and Savior be glory and majesty, dominion and power both now and  forever and ever.  Amen.” 

Immediately when I woke up this morning, I definitely remembered it.  I know it’s not verbatim for any translation I use so some of you may pooh-pooh this; but, it was not extra biblical revelation stuff or a profound prophetic event, it was simply the answer to my prayer.  As I write this I’m smiling because the heretics, apostates, evil, sneaky, slimy, glittery, pleasant-sounding words that are “lies from the Deceiver himself”  can not— I repeat CAN NOT   draw us away from our Father and Lord Jesus, because we are promised:

Jude 24-25  Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

So, it’s on you.  What do you prefer? 

The Living Water or sparkling waste-treated bottled water?  The Bread of Life or ‘corn beef on rye’?

Blessings to my family in Christ Jesus our Lord.  ♥Streim

Friday’s Message in Music (and words too)

The fourth Thursday of November is designated a special day to give thanks for God’s provision.  The original concept of the native people and pilgrims having a meal together of turkey, pumpkin pie and cranberries is false.  Actually, it was a celebration by the pilgrims of having their first good harvest of vegetables and a bounty of good hunting.  It lasted three days and they kept the tradition for several years.  They didn’t eat turkey–it was venison (because the natives gave them four deer), Indian corn, squash and other vegetables.  It wasn’t until 1863 that Abraham Lincoln set this special day (after 40 years of requesting it by the woman who wrote “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.) as Thanksgiving Day. 

So you’re probably asking yourself “why” am I posting this.  Because, if we truly would use thanksgiving day to thank God for His provision–that would be beautiful.  The greatest provision given to us by God is NOT “a turkey with all the fixin’s” meal. I believe the greatest provision promised to all people thousands of years ago, and fulfilled when He sent His only Son to do for us what we couldn’t do for ourselves, REDEMPTION!

Galatians 8:8-14 The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU.” So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believerFor as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY ALL THINGS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO PERFORM”. Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, “THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.”  However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, “HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM.” Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us-for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE “- in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.  NASB

Enjoy the music.  And yes, I had a wonderful day with family, food and fun.  Thankful and blessed.   ♥ Streim