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  Libel, slander, verbal abuse of others on the net can still get one in plenty of trouble in the courts as well… Even telling the truth has to be balanced with Compassionate (Gal 6:1 KJV)  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

 

 Cyber Bullies like to tell the lie that slander, libel, bullying is an acceptable free right of expression of the internet  cause they are liars like the devil their father.. it never is..

  
“Canadian model wins right to unmask online bully in the U.S. Updated Wed. Aug. 19 2009 1:10 PM ET CTV.ca   Canadian model Liskula Cohen is used to the sometimes catty attitudes of the New York fashion world, but when one woman decided to dig her claws into her in an online blog, Cohen fought back.  In August 2008, Cohen ran across a blog on Blogger.com, called “Skanks in NYC.” The now defunct blog included five anonymous postings that read “I would have to say the first-place award for ‘Skankiest in NYC’ would have to go to Liskula Gentile Cohen.”  The posts included pictures of 5-foot-10 blond Cohen and an unidentified man in sexually suggestive positions, with captions describing her as a “skanky ho'” and “a psychotic, lying, whoring skank.”  Cohen, 37, a Canadian-born cover girl who has appeared in Vogue and other fashion magazines, was livid and demanded that Google, the owner of the blogging service, give her the poster’s identity. When Google refused, Cohen took it to court — and won.   On Tuesday, New York Supreme Court Judge Joan Madden agreed that Cohen was entitled to information about the blogger and ordered Google to turn it over.  In her ruling, Madden cited a Virginia court decision in a similar case that found that online bullies should be held accountable when they cause injury.  “The protection of the right to communicate anonymously must be balanced against the need to assure that those persons who choose to abuse the opportunities presented by this medium can be made to answer for such transgressions,” the judge said, quoting the Virginia decision.  Google complied with the ruling Tuesday evening, submitting the creator’s IP address and e-mail address — all that is required to register for a blog on Blogger.com.  Cohen told ABC’s “Good Morning America” Wednesday that she immediately recognized the blogger, describing her as an acquaintance who was a regular fixture at dinners and parties. Cohen has not revealed the blogger’s name publicly.  Cohen and her lawyer, Steven Wagner, said they are now planning a defamation suit against the blogger. Cohen alleges the blog has been harmful to her career and that prospective clients would question her about the blog and what she was doing in the photos.  While Wagner said he was happy the court recognized that “the Internet is not a place where people can freely defame people,” the attorney for the blogger disputed the judge’s reasoning.  Anne Salisbury  warned that Monday’s ruling has “potentially damaging implications for free speech on the Internet.”   After the ruling, a Google spokesman expressed sympathy for “cyber bullying” victims but said the company only divulged the user information because it was ordered to do so by a court.  “We sympathize with anyone who may be the victim of cyber bullying. We also take great care to respect privacy concerns and will only provide information about a user in response to a subpoena or other court order,” Google’s Andrew Pederson said. ” http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090819/cohengoogle_090819/20090819?hub=Canada

Google Helps Canadian Courts ID Gmail Users  Hard OCP – ‎  I know sometimes we sound like a broken record when it comes to this kind of stuff but with companies coughing up your info at the drop of a hat, trying to hide behind an e-mail addy or IP address isn’t too smart these days.

York U wins court order to reveal authors of accusatory emails Varsity

  There is still a separation between appropriate speech and inappropriate speech, a separation between freedom of speech, expressing one’s views, opinions and the delivered, deliberate conscious propagation of hatred towards a specific group or person.

 

OTTAWA — A ruling from a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal member says a controversial law banning Internet hate messages is unconstitutional because it violates free speech protections. Athanasios Hadjis ruled Wednesday that section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act violates Charter protections. While this decision doesn’t throw out the law – that’s something for the courts – it did let accused hatemonger Marc Lemire off the hook, because Hadjis refused to penalize him or order him to stop posting his messages on the net. on his site.   Lemire was accused of posting anti-Semitic and anti-gay material on web sites in a complaint brought by Ottawa lawyer Richard Warman. Warman has become an Internet watchdog for such material and the main section 13 complainant before the tribunal. He had asked for a cease-and-desist order against Lemire and a $7,500 fine. Canadian Jewish Congress was quick to call for an appeal of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal member   Hadjis ruling. “We strongly disagree with his decision not to impose a cease-and-desist order,” said Joel Richler, an honorary legal counsel to the congress.  The congress said other tribunal members have found the section to be constitutional and the courts should be asked to clarify the matter.

 

The Ruling from a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal member says a controversial law banning Internet hate messages is unconstitutional because it violates free speech protections. Refrence the human rights act section 13.1, which says it is a violation to disseminate material on the Internet that is “likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt”  If the example is followed by other tribunal members, it could mean an end to section 13 cases.  In a special report issued in June, the commission asked Parliament to change the law to eliminate the fines and provide a clear, legal definition of what constitutes prohibited hatred. The section has been controversial, with some claiming it spreads too wide a net. The Supreme Court of Canada has said legal action should be reserved only for the most extreme forms of hate.   None of this in any way affects the hate-speech provisions of the Canadian Criminal Code which is completely different legislation, with higher standards of proof and evidence .  Hate accusations can be also  filed with the Canadian Human Rights Commission. If it finds them valid, they are then taken before the tribunal, which can order people to stop posting material on the web or impose fines of up to $10,000. 
 
Google will only remove defamatory material from Blogger when “the material has been found to be defamatory by a court, as evidenced by a court order,” according to Blogger’s terms of service.
 
and some  bloggers have been now denied any further access to  the net  to make any posts by the courts too..

CP TIVERTON, Ont. – Bruce Power, a nuclear generating facility on the shores of Lake Huron, has fired close to 100 employees at its site at Tiverton, Ont.  Spokesman Ross Lamont says the firings announced Wednesday follow an investigation of code of conduct violations in such areas as email and internet use.   He said that Bruce Power “expects all employees and contractors to live by the code of conduct. ”  Bruce Power, about 250 kilometres northwest of Toronto, employs about 3,000 people.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090910/national/nuclear_plant_firings

It is still up to the courts or the Human Rights commissions  firstly to confirm, to define what is actually libelous, slanderous, a hate email message..  and someone’s else’s  statement and opinions  on the subject does not count. But to be on the safe side if you want to avoid court costs, ligation, if you are unsure if what you write is libel, slanderous, prosecutable better not post it on the net. Wrongfully accusing someone of posting a hate message or being a racists clearly can  be challenged in courts as a hate message itself and prosecutable.

 

Note all of this really is a non brainer for any cyber bully who falsely believe that free speech allows them to say whatever they want personally against some else, individual, individuals, or a group .

(Mat 5:22 KJV) But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
James 4:1  From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? :2  Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3  Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4  Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5  Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 6  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 

I was really saddened to note that too many of the abuses I have witnessed were done by bad , greedy people trying to steal , them trying to get other people’s money for themselves, stealing the money, or getting it under false pretenses. The love of more money is still the basis of what many of the wrong doings is, was all about..

(1 Tim 6:6 KJV) But godliness with contentment is great gain.

(1 Tim 6:17 KJV) Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

(Psa 37:16 KJV) A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.

Many years ago some one had said that most marriage problems, divorce are over the issue of money.. some are, but many marriages break down are due to uncontrolled lusts of the flesh, and unforgiveness as well.. But I would agree that many problems amongst so called Christians, including church fights are often over over money, the control over it, and many professing Christians depart from the faith over the false lust for more money and what money can buy for them.

“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” -Romans 16:17-18 KJV

God does not at all  not not allow, accept any human rights, verbal and physical abuses and neither should we.. And  Exemplary public exposure of the Bullies, abusers, the bad, guilty persons serves everyone’s best interest next too. God undeniably himself does not show false partialities . Shout the abuses, sins truth from the housetops.. Any Children of God even who are verbally abused they will next be also physically abused if the matter is not adequately dealt with ASAP{.. Abusing others is a common reaction of the carnal flesh and is brought on by many different reasons such as 1: unfulfilled lusts or 2:  a spoiled child syndrome who tries to get their own way by whatever method it can 3: sibling rivalry 4: people who have no or little moral values, respect of others 5: one’s parental influence and upbringing..6: demon possessed persons, etc. The devil, demons and demon seduced persons, professing Christian persons falsely, wrongfully take false delight in slandering, abusing, bashing others and their evident fruits of hatred alone shows how false they themselves now are too. they clearly had, do manifest the opposite of the fruit of the Holy Spirit which is love. ,

Let me tell you we do not have to accept human rights abuse that is a lie of the devil.. in this world we have the same rights as the bully even the right to see that a bully is punished for abusing us.. God is not ignorant about the injustices inflicted upon his people, nor does he accept any of our human rights abuses without punishing the abusers shortly.. see the Bible book of Esther if you have doubts..

Est 9:25 But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

 

Did you know that sibling rivalry, abuse is one of the most common forms of family violence? Siblings will use physical violence because they have learned it from their parents, a bad mother or a bad father, or other adults. In fact, one study found that 76% of the children who were repeatedly abused by their parents also abused their siblings.. and their spouse next too http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/26/young-offenders/
 
People who have been abused ironically will also next abuse others.. . Free speech has never been a right to bully, slander, degrade, abuse anyone anywhere for that matter basically anyway, not even a religious or a political group.
“Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, him will I put to silence…him will I not endure” (Psa. 101:5). “You speak continually against your brother and slander your own mother’s son…But I will rebuke you and accuse you to your face!” (Psa. 50:20-21).”
The verbal and mental  abusers often known as control freaks, or bullies, and then there are the physical abusers. The sad reality is abusers rarely change unless they are made personally to face some severe negative consequences, and the older they are the more severe it seems it has to be..
First you merely ask the guilty, bad persons personally to repent twice, the first time without a witness, the second time with witnesses THAT you have asked them to repent.. and proof, substantiation is NOT required.. after you have done that you can next post it openly on the net, tell all the others. Next God is fully free to deal with the unrepentant guilty offenders and believe me he will.. I have now been doing for decades too..
A self conceited, loud mouthed preacher wanted to meet with me to discuss my faults, so next  I had said to him I would gladly consent to such as meeting if I in return can have the same right with him.. I was next surprised by his response, forget it..  All personal submission is now still non enforceable even by Church pastors, elders but it is also still mutual as well, reciprocal.
Why do even professing Christian  post lies, slander on the net now? What hidden agenda do they realy have? It could be that they want to be worshipped solely, to receive alone all the praise of others for a start.. they falsely want to be the sole center of attention.. even  sibling rivalry..  Sadly some  professing Christians are abusive, they do try to dominate, do disrespect others, and falsely try to censure others, do lie about and slander them as well. These abuses. sins, wrong doings are always still a personal choice that has nothing fully  to do with one’s  persons personal political or religious beliefs, experiences now too. Slandering, lying about, calling a specific person false names, personal attacks, in a church or even on any public forum is still unacceptable now even if you are a Christian, a Baptist or a Plymouth Brethren  now too.

As you can also read in some of my posts here too I also rightfully do not hesitate to call the police, fully expose  to all,  anyone, cops or church pastors included,  who lies about me, slanders me, abuses me or any others too.

see also https://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/05/02/he-that-is-without-sin/ 

 
An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered a pair of website owners to turn over identifying information about eight people being accused of defamation after posting anonymous comments. Kershman cited a 2004 case that said privacy cannot be used to protect a person from the application of civil or criminal liability, and that privacy rights must be balanced against the rights of other interests and the public interest. https://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/ontario-judge-orders-website/
 
 
  

Libel, slander, verbal abuse of others on the net can still get one in plenty of trouble in the courts as well…

Even telling the truth has to be balanced with Compassionate (Gal 6:1 KJV) Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/06/14/toronto-airport-christian-fellowship-church-pentecostal-dispute/

https://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/09/08/since-when-are-professing-christian-allowed-to-post-lies-slander-on-the-net-now/

Also “I have attended many churches as I have lived in most parts of Canada. One constant across most churches, that I have observed, is the institutional obsession with gossip. It is one sin that we happily overlook because it is so much fun to find the ‘dirt’ on one person or another”. Most evangelical pastors do slander and gossip also. “The Greek word we translate “gossip” only appears one time in the New Testament, in 2 Cor. 12:20, where it is katalalia, which means backbiting, evil speaking, defamation. The root of katalalia is to utter words that talk against or to go as a slanderer. This is compared with the whisperer of Romans 1:29, or the slanderer or backbiter (katalalos, same root) of Romans 1:30. What interests me is that bigoted Christians love to parade the anti-homosexual bias of these verses ) but ignore the bits against whisperers and backbiters,” and divorce, adultery. What 55 percent of the evangelical pastors commit adultery, and on top of that they also now do lie, steal, slander- gossip, abuse others. Unacceptable. It is thus no surprise now then their followers do often as well..”

I have never been hated so much anywhere by any religious groups as I have been by Brethren and Baptist Christians, pastors when they find out I am a Pentecostal … their evident fruits of hatred alone shows how false they themselves now are too. they clearly had, do manifest the opposite of the fruit of the Holy Spirit which is love. https://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/the-power-of-god/

The ungodly, unholy wars now amongst Christians and on the net are still all shameful.. even those bad Persons who profess to be Christians but use the courts to dissolve their marriage over pastoral counseling.. Some people sadly, wrongfully still do try to make themselves feel better by getting dirt on others, but that is a futile ,vain, empty approach firstly…. https://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/08/19/reality-2/

 
 
 I have often rightfully said, asked that we  should in fairness not discriminate and investigate not just all of the civil, public servants, politicians, in reality but also all the pastors, evangelists, preachers and annually now fairly in all of the denominations not just a few Pentecostal ones  even for alcoholism, drug usage,  possible tax evasions, abuse of donated funds, lies, slander.. . https://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/much-too-many-wolves-in-sheep-clothing/
 
Do see my other posts on liars, bullies, bashers, control freaks, etc.. persons with a hidden agenda, like the false dispensationalists who are too often still seeking self glorifications, being worshipped by others..

https://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/who-do-you-trust/
http://thenonconformer.blogspot.com/2006/08/truths_08.html
https://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/09/28/dispensationalist-plymouth-brethren/
https://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/09/19/dispensationalists-it-seems-to-compensate-for-their-often-rejections/
https://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/the-power-of-god/
https://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/the-real-thing/
http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/the-false-comforters/
http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/even-canadian-employees-fired-for-inappropriate-blogging/

(Jer 17:5 KJV) Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. 6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

(Jer 17:7 KJV) Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

https://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/get-real-now/

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(John 8:7 KJV)  So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
 
(1 Tim 6:11 KJV)  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
 
(2 Tim 2:25 KJV)  In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
 
(Titus 3:2 KJV)  To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.
 
(James 3:13 KJV)  Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
 
(1 Pet 3:15 KJV)  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
 
It is a fact of life, and very likely now as well that when an evangelical pastor, sins, falls, it is not a sudden event but generally a gradual long term one, the unrepentant and un -confessed sins now have been building up for a long time in reality. I have next  noticed also  the false partiality that has been applied here as well the last half a century,  in that when a Pentecostal Pastor, sins, falls, the sin is too readily expressed world wide,  on the net as well.  In contrast when a fundamental, Baptist, Brethren pastor sins, everyone hushes it up and quotes their Bible justification in  (1 Char 16:22 KJV)  Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
 
such real unacceptable hypocrisy rather.
 
(2 Cor 6:17 KJV)  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
 

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An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered a pair of website owners to turn over identifying information about eight people being accused of defamation after posting anonymous comments. Kershman cited a 2004 case that said privacy cannot be used to protect a person from the application of civil or criminal liability, and that privacy rights must be balanced against the rights of other interests and the public interest.He also cited a 2008 child pornography case, in which a judge ruled that a person’s name, address and the name of their spouse are not information that one would expect to keep private from the state under such circumstances.University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist,   said the court must ensure that a proper balance is struck between the rights of a plaintiff and the privacy and free speech rights of an anonymous poster. In order to do that, it must set a high bar for plaintiffs to meet in order to justify overriding the poster’s rights. Warman is in the process of suing the Fourniers, alleging they “falsely and maliciously published and circulated” information on the site that claimed Warman had posted hateful, racist words. The allegations have not been proven in court..  “In my view, the defendants are under an obligation to disclose all documents in their power and control,” Justice Stanley Kershman said in a ruling delivered Monday to defendants Connie Wilkins-Fournier and Mark Fournier of Kingston, Ont., who run the website Free Dominion.  Kershman also ordered the couple to pay $5,000 in costs to the plaintiff in the case, Ottawa human rights lawyer Richard Warman, described by Kershman as an “anti-hate speech advocate.”Warman had requested, for use in a court action, access to documents that would assist in identifying the anonymous posters and their locations, such as:

  • Email addresses and all personal information.
  • The IP addresses of their computers.
  • Documents concerning the establishment and operation of the website, such as hosting agreements, billing information, and website registrant names.

The Fourniers had argued that people using the message boards do so with the expectation of anonymity and may make statements or provide information that they wouldn’t normally with family, friends or co-workers.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/03/25/tech-090325-anonymous-posters.html

 
It is still up to the courts or the Human Rights commissions  firstly to confirm, to define what is actually libelous, slanderous, a hate email message..  and someone’s else’s  statement and opinions  on the subject does not count. But to be on the safe side if you want to avoid court costs, ligation, if you are unsure if what you write is libel, slanderous, prosecutable better not post it on the net. Wrongfully accusing someone of posting a hate message or accusing them of being a racist  clearly can  be challenged in courts as a hate message itself and prosecutable.
  

This too is not a hate message – “I would like to recommend an excellent book by Stephen Sizer, entitled ’Christian Zionism, Road Map To Armageddon?, which I believe, will shed a great deal of light on the topic of Christian Zionism. Many millions have been bamboozled and deceived by this cultish movement, and few will ever utter a word against the State of Israel as a result. In the book ’Christian Zionism: Road Map To Armageddon’ Stephen Sizer goes into great detail in exposing the historical roots of Christian Zionism. Mr Sizer talks about things such as the Balfour declaration, CI Scofield and the Scofield Bible, and the influence that it has had in the world. The names of the people who have been associated with this cultish teaching are very well known, people such as John Darby, D.L Moody, Hal Lindsey,  and Pat Robertson, just to name a few. ” JERUSALEM – Israel’s military on Thursday ordered a criminal inquiry into its own soldiers’ reports that some troops killed Palestinian civilians, including children, during the Gaza war by hastily opening fire, confident that relaxed rules of engagement would protect them.Their accounts, published in a military institute’s newsletter, echo Palestinian allegations and feed into human-rights groups’ contention that Israel violated the laws of war. Soldiers also reported the wanton destruction of civilian property.   READ THE FULL MSNBC ARTICLE HERE
 
 

 

That reminds me there is one lying, slanderous message on the net about me by a poster   who lied and said the police had came to my home cause I wrote a message, spam to the members of parliament and he needs to get his facts straight first, for that never had happened. For no police came to my home, and no police report exists in such a related matter. Writing to the news editors, elected representatives others who post their email address on the net is firstly not spam.. and the same poster now had lied about me and now he clearly can be sued too for slander, hate, etc., and his anonymity will not help cause his trademark name is well known already too.

An Ontario premier had sent the MUC police to my home though as detailed on the net, using my right of free speech and my right to be heard, but still no related charges were filed by the MUC police, I still continued to write to the same bad premier even openly on the net who himself even as a direct result next lost his reelection..

Me being a very prolific write on many topics, having about 30 web sites as well, I expect to step on some toes. In fact I often do encounter people who falsely try to intimidate me, obstruct and suppress justice, threaten to take me to court for my public exposure. And my general reply go ahead we all do need the publicity, and I do first tell the Police I refuse to discuss anything with them unless witnesses are present such as news reporters and they always run away too. I tend to write openly on the web to all too. I still believe in rightful free speech of all..  

it is in Queen’s court records that a Canmore RCMP officer had said to me if you do not shut up we will shut you up for good.. I next did not shut up.. not even about their ongoing bad RCMP acts.

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Unlike each of you, my own mind did not know, comprehend beforehand   what God has in store, had prepared for us, his requirements for us even to become a Christian, as well as to become Baptized in the Holy Sprit and much more..
 
True Christians Are Holy Ghost Baptized
 
 
”  A few weeks back a young lady wrote me that she was confused about many things in Christianity and one of them being “speaking in tongues.” Due to the myriad of things that she was confused about, she wrote to a minister and one of the concerns she voiced to him was… 

the Holy Spirit can’t dwell in you unless you speak in tongues…I just feel like crying cause it seems like I’m trying to follow God in vain.  Who knows the truth any more?

The minister wrote back quoting Acts 1:7-8 (NIV) … 

THE FIRST THING THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS GOING TO DO WAS GIVE POWER TO WITNESS, NOT SPEAK IN TONGUES.  IT IS OK TO SPEAK IN TONGUES THOUGH, BUT IT ISN’T NECESSARY

The following message is what the Lord has given me concerning Holy Ghost baptism and it being evidenced by speaking in tongues, which is foundational before the power is exhibited.  Before reading this message, please pray that the Lord will give you spiritual discernment to recognize His truths in this message.

Our baptism is the one-true baptism  “of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19). The one-true baptism is two-phased baptism as evidenced throughout Acts: (1) repentance/water, and (2) Holy Ghost fire and power, with both being based on our belief in Christ.  The two phases of the one baptism “may” take place all at once, evidenced by speaking in tongues; or, they may take place at separate times, but with the second baptism always evidenced by speaking in tongues. The Holy Ghost baptism depends upon the heart of the person, which God looks upon before conferring. Both phases of the one baptism are written in the Acts of the Apostles.

When we heard the Word of God, received it, and believed, we repented and were baptized in the name of Jesus. (Baptized in the name of Jesus means we were baptized according to what Jesus preached, but the actual water baptism was “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” as Matthew 28:19 instructs.) When we received water baptism, we were “sealed” with the Holy Ghost like God set His seal to Jesus when He was here on earth in the flesh  (John 6:27).  This seal is God’s stamp of ownership on our lives security, or a deposit, or a pledge.  

Sealed in Greek is sphragizo

To stamp for security or preservation
 

Earnest in Greek is arrhabon

Part of the purchase given in advance as security  for a pledge (meaning there is more to come) 

In sum, being Born Again means being sealed with God’s private mark securing us from Satan outright snatching us from His hand before the rest of our purchase price is paid in full.  The paid-in-full purchase price (to be chosen for eternal ruling and reigning with Jesus) is of course based on our walk with The Lord in true faith and obedience. (Once saved, always saved does not apply because it is unscriptural.)

Moving Toward Phase II Baptism – Fire/Power

the Spirit of truth . . . dwelleth with you, [Phase I water baptism/ repentance OUTER] and shall be in you [Phase II Holy Ghost baptism/spirit, fire, power INNER] (John 13:17). 

The seal of God on us is His Spirit dwelling with us as Christ dwelt with the Apostles, which is sealing, and having been sealed with the Holy Ghost is not enough.  We have got to want and be willing to be totally surrendered to God to be baptized in His precious Holy Ghost.  This is how a Believer goes from glory to glory, and by no other means can this take place in our lives except through Holy Ghost baptism which is apart from water baptism. Without this, there is much difficulty in keeping sin out of our lives.  Church, God has made the way for us all to “enter in and sup” with Him, and it is by going beyond the sealing when you first got Born Again. Again because the sealing is not the same as Baptism in the Holy Ghost. The latter is about power · power to enter into the spirit and worship God in spirit and in truth  · power to witness about Jesus Christ · power to resist the enemy so that sin doesn’t reign in our mortal beings · power to do spiritual warfare to come through this life victoriously · power to do greater works than Jesus did (for the sake of The Church of Jesus Christ).

Keep in mind, there are two distinct phases of the one baptism in Christ.  Jesus says in John 3:5 that  “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”   I repeat, water baptism is repentance, and spirit baptism is Holy Ghost fire and power. When we are truly Born Again (John 3:3), which is the Phase One baptism, there is a change in us that radiates on the outside of us, enabling all to see that something different has occurred in our lives. When we are truly Born Again, there is a new attitude towards The Lord Jesus Christ, toward His Word which becomes Spirit and life in us (John 6:63), making us, IF we will surrender, Believers who walk in of His Word. As one truly Born Again, we have a new attitude toward other Believers, toward prayer, toward life in general, toward death, and toward sin (hating it with a passion). When we are truly Born Again, dead to the old order in our lives we start anew by not doing the things we used to do (nightclubs, alcohol, smoking, homosexuality, sex outside of marriage, winking our eye at sin around us, cheating, stealing, lying, and so on).

The Holy Spirit of promise is the Spirit of truth that first removed the scales of darkness from our eyes and unstopped our ears so that we could then see and hear The Lord and come to accept the Gospel of salvation Jesus the Messiah.  We heard about Jesus, believed what we heard, and gave our lives to Him, but this was just the beginning work of the Holy Spirit of promise that Jesus spoke of before His death but not all.  Now that we have been transformed from darkness (sin/the world) to light (Christ, righteousness/faith, holiness), the work of the Holy Spirit continues.  The Holy Spirit of promise guides us into the truths of the Word of God that we are to accept and believe in full (not partial), and act upon by walking in His Word.  In being Born Again, the Word of God begins to open up to us, which is the Holy Spirit of promise kindling a hunger and thirst in us to want to go higher to want to really please The Lord by way of our faith and obedience unto Him.  This is part of the process of going beyond the “sealing  because we feel the necessity for or have the need for, something more in our walk with God. This is when being able to worship Him in spirit and in truth comes in; it fills that “something more” in our walk with God – it supplies that hunger down inside. 

The Spirit of Promise or Truth is with you

the sealing – external – flesh

WATER BAPTISM
 

Shall be in you – truth is in you

the filing – internal – spirit

FIRE BAPTISM

We have got to be totally surrendered for the “filling” to take place, and on top of that, we must ask for it.  We cannot get Born Again and not accept all of God’s Word for today and think we have the fullness of the one baptism.  “God ain’t stupid”!

We Have To Ask For It

After having been “called” (Born Again), we must successfully travel the distance through this world in holiness and righteousness in order to be chosen to possess the kingdom with Jesus. The Word of God down in us and prayer coupled with His Holy Spirit is our tour guide. If there was no difference between being “sealed” and being “filled” with the Holy Ghost, what was the need for Jesus to make the statement He did in Luke 11:10-13.

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.  If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?  Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him (Luke 11:10-13) 

Ask Him? Yes, the Holy Ghost baptism has to be asked for.  It has to be asked for because it signifies the following:

(1)   our seriousness in going on with The Lord beyond water;

(2)   our seriousness in going on with The Lord in a state of absolute and total surrender to His will in our lives; and

(3)   our seriousness in going on with The Lord in securing and using all the necessary weapons He has provided us to fight against Satan as we journey toward possessing the kingdom with Jesus. 

To just be sealed with the Holy Ghost upon being Born Again and stopping there is why it is extremely easy for professing Christians to live no different than the World, or the unsaved.  Stopping at the sealing makes it easy for one not to believe all of God’s Word and that it is for today as it was for yesterday.  Stopping at the sealing makes it easy for one to spend hours before a television set or movie theater screen watching garbage that encourages them to want to, and in many cases, do commit sin. Stopping at the sealing makes it easy for one to get caught up in the world with idols, or their gods being money, food, success, cars, jobs, etc. all placed before God. Stopping at the sealing makes it easy for one to accept false teachings in The Church and one’s spiritual life.  Stopping at the sealing makes it easy for one to discriminate against people because of their race, color or creed, and think nothing of it, which is part of the reason for “Black Church,” “White Church,” and all other kinds of ethnic churches (barring those due to a language barrier).  Stopping at the sealing brings one to commit sin that is never, ever tolerated by God under no circumstances. Stopping at the sealing inhibits one from bringing the flesh under subjection to the spirit, resulting in not walking as a True Believer, but as a phony, professing Christianity just because he/she says that Jesus is the Son of God. It was Stopping at the sealing that made it easy for so-called Christians to initiate and execute the Inquisitions, Crusades, slavery, segregation of races, and the Holocaust of World War II, to name a few atrocities committed in the name of Christianity.  Holy Ghost sealing is not enough. There is more, and you must seek it out if you expect to live victoriously in righteousness and holiness as The Lord God requires.  There is more to being baptized in Jesus Christ more to being Born Again.

 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire . . . . (Matthew 3:11). 

Fire is symbolic of God’s presence God’s Holy Spirit and His power that He bestows upon the Believer. This is Holy Ghost baptism.  John was speaking of Jesus Christ’s coming with a new baptism or an additional baptism.   This baptism was far reaching beyond water baptism or repenting of our sinful ways.  Sad to say, but that is where a lot of churchgoing people are yet stationed today.  They are (1) lacking the power of God in their lives that enables them to minister unto God in spirit and truth (John 4:23); and (2) unable to resist the Devil, do spiritual warfare, and be vessels through whom God works miracles, signs and wonders during the last days harvest.

The Mark 16:16 description of a Believer is one who has been baptized in water (repentance) and fire (Holy Ghost baptism/power). This Believer believes all God says that He is, and will do all that He says He will do, yesterday, today and forever. This Believer is totally submissive to God wants nothing to do with his/her own will, but God’s will is reigning in his/her life. This Believer is not just giving God lip service, but has earnestly given God his/her heart resulting in total obedience to Him.  This Believer is known by his/her fruit. This is a “Spirit-filled Believer” who speaks in tongues, and not just a “Spirit-sealed Believer.”  This Believer is Holy Ghost baptized – he/she went beyond just being Born Again.

Being that God knows them that would love Him from the beginning, God will only give His Holy Ghost to them that He knows will obey, and will be totally surrendered.  If we have asked for, but do not have the Holy Ghost baptism that a True Believer must have, then surely it is our hearts that must be checked out for sin, and being self-willed is sin.  Sin is the only reason God would withhold the Holy Ghost baptism from any one of us.  We must ask ourselves if we have another god in our lives instead of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Messiah; question our obedience unto The Lord. Matthew 26:41 tells us that the spirit is willing to obey The Lord but the flesh is weak, and flesh gives in to the world, the flesh, and the Devil. The flesh easily gives in because the Holy Ghost baptism is missing.

God does not change His mind “upstream” as man does. Be reminded of Malachi 3:6 which reads, “For I am the Lord, I change not.”  God does not say something today and change His mind about it tomorrow. The reason He does not operate like that is because He sees tomorrow whereas we only see “now,” and He is immutable. When God says something, He means it. The Lord God made promises and He gave gifts to men that He will not rescind. The time has come when we must stop receiving those preachers, teachers, and whomever else sent with the word from hell telling us that we get Holy Ghost baptism (not evidenced with tongues) at the same time we get water baptism, and that Mark 16:16-18 is not for today.  Renounce that in Jesus’ mighty name! God’s plan of salvation is not a one-step program without power (water and fire baptism all in one shot but yet with no power). If our hearts are just right at the time of repentance, which is possible, there can be a “two-in-one-shot baptism,” but that person will be speaking in their heavenly prayer language (tongues), and have fire and power in Jesus’ mighty name. A must! Glory to God!

We have got to believe God for everything and not just some of the things He has written to The Church. God gave this Holy Ghost baptism for us on the earth to have the love of Him in us as we experience joy and peace, and to experience the Kingdom of Heaven in our lives as well as the hereafter. Notice every time Jesus healed someone or delivered someone from demonic powers, He told them that the Kingdom of Heaven had come nigh them. That meant those people believed Jesus for healings and deliverances and believed the power of God operating in Jesus, the Son of God. That was an example to us of what God’s Holy Spirit is about. These and greater works Christ speaks of cannot be done without Holy Ghost fire baptism power!  Church, we have not been moving in the realm of spirituality as the Mark 16:16 Believer. For whatever ungodly reason, all these years we have been neglecting to do what was ordained by God for us to do. REPENT!  Surrender! Believe all! We must ask for Holy Ghost fire baptism for our relationship with the Lord to be in the Spirit, and for His work to go forth in power. God gives it to them that obey Him (Acts 5:32).

Acts And Receiving Holy Ghost Baptism

The lie about “Speaking in tongues is of the Devil” goes back a long way. And yes, if we live for the Devil, then our tongues will be of the Devil. That lie could be expected from those that were getting away from Christ’s true teachings, and the early Church was doing just that when tongues began to cease in the Church. The early Church was becoming apostate because the Roman Church (Catholic) had begun to control the other church bodies in Asia Minor, when in fact no one has control over The Church of Jesus Christ except Jesus Christ Himself.  It is believed that by the second century, speaking in tongues, or glossolalia, was a sign of stupidity when one went into this kind of ecstasy. The Church had begun to think like this because of its defection from the true teachings of Christ, which meant it was moving in the “flesh” and not in the “spirit” and therefore had no desire for spiritual things. Imagine that, the flesh calling God’s Holy Ghost baptism stupid or ignorant?  It is that same way today.  It is preached and taught by so-called Christians that “Speaking in tongues is of the Devil,” but it is “NOT SPEAKING” in tongues that is of the Devil.

Interjection:  Brothers and Sisters in The Lord, let Him speak to your heart about Him meaning for today what He meant yesterday. Believe Him, and pay no attention to some dead preacher, teacher, seminary, or denomination trying to take you to hell with them because they don’t believe all of the Word of God for these last days.  Do not receive their lies – go to the Word of God for yourself. Dearly beloved, God is trying to open your eyes to His spiritual requirements for you to possess the kingdom with Christ Jesus in the Millennium.  God is doing this because He is so wonderfully loving and patient, and wanting what’s best for you.  I beg of you, in the Name of Jesus Christ, believe The Lord’s Word written to you! Believe the Scriptures!  It is all there, and it’s all there for a reason, and it hasn’t changed.

You! Listen Up!  Acts Is Speaking To You

               he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire… (Luke 3:16).

This fire is God’s electrical charge in the spirit of the Believer baptism in the Holy Ghost Holy Ghost power. This is God’s presence and the instrument of His power.

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses [the Word of God coupled with miracles, signs, and wonders] unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8).

This power is miraculous work through Jesus Christ for the Body of Christ/the Church to be witnesses of God’s existence and love. You, the Church, cannot be a true witness, especially during the end time harvest, without that “fire” that Christ baptizes with. Without it you are kidding yourself and you have been for a long time.  “Playing church” is what you’ve been doing. (Being without Holy Ghost baptism is why the Body of Christ is in such deep apostasy and has been for hundreds of years, but super worse now.)

You must never forget that God cannot lie.  What God said, He will do.  “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good”  (Numbers 23:19). Power to be a witness unto Jesus Christ comes by the Holy Ghost baptism and is clearly evidenced by speaking in tongues. If the Word of God is not true, then do not believe this, but if you believe the Word of God to be true, then repent of not having believed you need Holy Ghost baptism that is evidenced by speaking in tongues. Ask The Lord to help your unbelief so that you can have the necessary spiritual tools to (1) worship Him in spirit and in truth; (2) walk in true righteousness and holiness; (3) witness to the unsaved harvest; and (4) peacefully go through the fire during the days of The Great Tribulation. God’s Word is not a lie.

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:3-4). 

These Believers had already received the Word of God and were baptized unto repentance (water baptism the “sealing of” dwelling with you), but had not yet received the “filling of” (shall be in you) or the baptism in the Holy Ghost fire and power within you.

Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear (Acts 2:33). 

That was Pentecost God’s promise (to His people) of the Holy Spirit in action.  This is the Gospel accompanied by the power of God.  This is without a doubt, WHAT IS NOT GOING ON IN THE CHURCH TODAY, but should be. Pentecost should be until Christ returns. To truly be a witness through whom God works, you must have the power of God operating in your life, and that goes for both preacher and Sheep the whole Body of Christ.  This is life in the Holy Ghost. This is how one walks in the Spirit.

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness (Acts 4:31). 

Church, when you have this fire baptism, you are as bold as lightening. In the spirit, you are frank and confident in your witness the Word of God spoken by you, piercing the innermost of a person.  You preachers, especially, stop fooling yourselves by saying, “I’ve already got it.  When I preach, people scream and shout.” Well, you don’t have it! Screaming, shouting, grunting, and moaning and groaning while preaching, is not the Gospel coming in power separating the bone from the marrow, and with miracles, signs, and wonders demonstrated. It is simply screaming, shouting, grunting, and moaning and groaning. You don’t have it either, you in the pews screaming “Praise The Lord,” “Oh, Glory to God,” and jumping around as though the Spirit of God is really upon you, or maybe even shedding a bucket of tears. You don’t have it! You are a fake, and God knows that you are. That is why The Lord is in much grief over you. Yes, He is grieving over your brand of Christianity polluted Christianity that is in no way acceptable to Him. Seek the real thing, Jesus’ Baptism in the Holy Ghost boldness in the Spirit. It is vital!  It is uninterrupted existence of Pentecost.

Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he [Holy Ghost] was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus [water baptism/repentance].) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:14-17).  

These people of Samaria had not been baptized with the Holy Ghost.  They first heard the Gospel, believed and received it, repented and were baptized in the name of Jesus, which was the sealing with the Holy Ghost Phase One baptism unto repentance. When the people of Samaria first believed, they were sealed with the Holy Ghost, but it was not until Peter and John went to Samaria and prayed over them that they received the Holy Ghost baptism as Verse 16 says (the Holy Ghost was not fallen upon any of them).  The word “fallen” in the Greek is epipipto meaning seize. God’s Holy Spirit takes control of your life because you now have totally surrendered your will and His Holy Spirit is now in you, possessing you. Aside from wanting and asking for Holy Ghost fire baptism, it is imperative that you first be a broken and willing vessel with an obedient spirit as Acts 5:32 speaks of…

And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost whom God hah given to them that obey him (Acts 5:32). 

God knows your heart, and your heart says all there is to be said about you. God knows when you have made Him first in your life and will obey Him. It is at that point that The Father and The Son gladly make their abode in you Holy Ghost fire baptism, the second phase of  baptism. Without it you are nothing in Christ and can do nothing.  That’s right, you are nothing in Christ without it!

Church, dearly beloved in Christ, do not continue to sit under preaching and teaching that tells you “Acts is not for today.” Those very same preachers and teachers that do not preach and teach what the Word of God says are AGAINST God, and are responsible for the scattering of the sheep putting the Saints to flight, flight from walking the way of life as God has ordained. Where there is no fire and power in the church body and the preaching, know that God’s Holy Spirit is not there.  It is a sepulcher of dead men’s bones and not the house of God. “Ichabod” is written over the doorpost. Saints, get out while you still have the chance. Pray The Lord will lead you to a Spirit-filled church body, unpolluted, and where His Holy Spirit truly dwells His anointing is, which is for the equipping and perfecting of the Saints. (You are the Saints of God you that are alive and follow The Lord.) Come out of that death trap of a dead church body you are sitting in, for the Spirit of God is life, not death.

And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.  For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?  And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.  Then prayed they him to tarry certain days (Acts 10:45-48). 

You, dear Saint, Holy Ghost baptism is for you as it was for Peter and the early Saints. Without a doubt baptism is in two phases. It looks as though those Saints above got Holy Ghost baptism before the water baptism, and did so because God looked upon their repentant hearts and saw obedience in them. Baptism/circumcision in the heart must first of all take place. The hearts of those Saints were in deep repentance “before” and “without” water washing because the water itself is not what makes you Born Again, but true repentance before The Lord. (The water washing symbolizes sin washed away so that there is no condemnation of past sins that have already been forgiven.  This is of no effect if there is no spirit regeneration.) This was evidence that the people had heard the Gospel of our Lord Jesus, repented and because their hearts were contrite, obedient, and had love for The Lord, they were baptized with fire as well. This also proves to you that you can repent and be baptized in your spirit without being washed in water first, and that is not to say one doesn’t need the water washing.  God can do what He wants to do and He is showing you that here in Acts. There is no 1-2-3 way to getting it.  Just BELIEVE, and believe that there are two phases of the one baptism in Christ and that you need them both.  You need both to survive spiritually and physically in this world, and to be found faithful in the end.

And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.  And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized?  And they said, Unto John’s baptism.  Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is on Christ Jesus.  When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.  And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied (Acts 19:1-6). 

These people had heard the Word, BELIEVED on Him who should come after John the Baptist, repented and were indeed baptized unto repentance (according to that which John preached). Later they were baptized in the name of Jesus (according to the Gospel Jesus preached), and because they were Believers of all of the Word of God, and with obedient spirits, which God saw, they were then baptized in the Holy Ghost as Paul laid hands upon them. Their Holy Ghost baptism was evidenced by tongues (prayer language) and the gift of prophecy.   They were Mark 16 Believers. Church, if you have no “tongues,” you have no Holy Ghost, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.  Seek it!

In Conclusion

Beloved, Paul repented of his sinful ways and got his sight back, and was filled with the Holy Ghost by the laying on of Ananias‘ hands. It was this Holy Ghost fire baptism that equipped Paul to do the great work of The Lord’s to the Gentiles. This same Holy Ghost fire baptism is a must for you as a Believer, to enable you to worship God in spirit and in truth, be faithful/righteous, be obedient, and live and work in the Kingdom.

Holy Ghost fire baptism is a must if Luke 10:19 is to be exercised in your life.

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10:19). 

This is spiritual warfare that you have needed all this time, and will need even more during the horrific days to come. It is the Holy Ghost fire baptism that empowers you to engage in spiritual warfare. Remember, demons are spiritual enemies and as Believers, you have to deal with them in the spirit, daily.  Yes, daily in your lives, for it is not just those faces you see that are being nasty and unkind to you, but it is the demonic spirits behind those faces. God’s solution for victory over demonic power is spiritual warfare, which can only be done in the spirit by way of having Holy Ghost fire baptism.

Jesus knew that His followers needed both authority and power to deal with the enemy, therefore His promises were not limited to the Apostles, but are also meant for The Church/Body of Christ you, today. The authority you have comes through salvation and the power you have comes through the baptism in the Holy Ghost. They are inseparable one baptism in Christ. There is just no other way, and do not let anybody tell you there is another way; for that person is a liar and has the enemy working through him or her to detour your walk toward possessing the kingdom.

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him (Luke 11:13). 

If there was no need for Holy Ghost/Spirit baptism in addition to being Born Again, this Scripture would not be in the Bible. If you automatically get this gift when you first become Born Again and it is not evidenced by speaking in tongues (according to Acts it is evidenced by speaking in tongues), why would you have to ask again? Remember, God keeps His promises and He also sees what is in your heart. Knowing that, with all sincerity, ask The Lord for this good gift enabling you to go forth as a True Believer and a powerful witnessing tool. Above that though, ask The Lord for this good gift so that you can worship Him in spirit and in truth, walk in righteousness and holiness, and be able to live a victorious life by resisting the Devil.  Praise The Lord!

Holy Ghost Baptism

After reading the  above message, “True Christians Are Holy Ghost Baptized,” (http://scarlet-to-snow.com/info27.htm) pray the following prayer for Holy Ghost baptism:
Father God, I thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, and rescuing me from darkness.  Lord, I surrender my absolute and total will unto You, now and forever, and want only Your will in my life from this moment forward.
(Take a moment here to reflect on and repent of those things and people in your life that you place first in your heart, but now willing to let go of and make God first in your heart.)
I trust Your will, Lord, because You are my Savior.  You said in Luke 11:13 that if I ask You for Your Holy Spirit, You will give Him to me.  Lord, please baptize me in Your precious Holy Ghost evidenced by my speaking in tongues so that I can worship You in spirit and in truth as is written in John 4:23-24.

Thank You Father in Jesus’ mighty name.  Amen!

Raise your hands toward Heaven and begin to praise The Lord and thank Him for His Holy Spirit!

Keep praising and thanking Him for His love for you and His blessings upon you!
Praise Him for His goodness!
Praise Him for His lovingkindness!
Keep praising Him!

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(Rev 19:10 KJV)  And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
 
More than 25% of the Bible was, is about future prophecy fulfillments? 
 
While Bible prophecy itself is utterly real and many,  most  things prophesied in the Old Testament about Jesus Christ now have indeed ‘come to pass’
 
Messianic Bible Prophecies FulfilledThe Old Testament contained dozens of specific prophecies concerning the coming of a great Messiah, the Savior of Israel. Each prophecy, with the exception of those which allude to the Second Coming, were fulfilled by one historical figure, Jesus of Nazareth. The prophecies include such details as the Messiah’s birthplace, his family lineage, and the exact year in which he would arrive at the Temple and “appear to be killed.” The majority of the Old Testament pointed toward the coming of the Messiah, and this site maintains a comprehensive list of prophecies concerning the first coming of a “suffering Messiah”. Each and every one of those prophecies was fulfilled by the life of Jesus.
 
There were over 300 Old Testament prophecies about Messiah that were fulfilled by the life of Jesus Christ. Josh McDowell separates these into 61 different categories, and, following the argument of  Peter Stoner  he says that if you just took 8 of these prophecies, the odds of a person coincidentally fulfilling all eight of these would be one in 10 to the 17th power. Since we can’t easily picture what that means, he gave this illustration: Suppose you took the state of Texas and spread silver dollars two feet deep across the whole state, then marked just one of them and buried it somewhere in the state. Then, if you chose one person, blindfolded him, and told him to pick just one silver dollar, his chances of getting the marked one on his first try would be one in 10 to the 17th power! (Josh McDowell, Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Vol. 1, pp. 144, 167) 
 
Prophecies Fulfilled by the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ – What are they?  http://www.allaboutjesuschrist.org/prophecies-fulfilled-by-the-crucifixion-of-jesus-christ-faq.htm
 
 
Other Past Fulfilled Bible Prophecies
 
A number of prophecies found in the Bible have already been fulfilled.  Examples of other Bible prophecies fulfilled include:
1) The Babylonian captivity
2) The exact length of the Babylonian captivity
3) The end of the Babylonian captivity at the hands of a Persian king named Cyrus
4) The prophecies of the “suffering Messiah”
5) The destruction of the Temple in A.D. 70
6) The disbursement of Israel among the nations (the Diaspora)
7) Israel as a “burdensome stone” among the nations during the last days
 
More samples of fulfilled Biblical prophecies.
 
1. EXODUS. The promise of the exodus was obviously fulfilled when Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt, yet much later, Isaiah gives a divine promise of a new and more glorious exodus in which Israel are able to re-settle their own country after the Babylonian captivity. See Isaiah 43:16-, 48:20-21, and 49:8-13, for instance. But even this is not the final end: there is a third fulfillment when Jesus returns from Egypt. See Matthew 2:15. And some persons do believe  that there will yet be a fourth Jewish exodus from Israel today.2. ZION. The prophecies of Zion only receive a partial fulfillment in Zion itself, but achieve marvelous fulfillment in the New Testament Church of God! Yet even that is not the end, Zion prophecies will undoubtedly find their most complete fulfillment on the New Earth of the future.

3. THE DAY OF THE LORD.  Another great example of how the promises of God are so very different to specific one-off predictions is in the Bible approach to The Day of the Lord. The prophecy of Amos (Amos 5:18-20), finds many, many fulfillments, all perfectly valid! Firstly, in the 586 BC fall of Jerusalem (Ezekiel 13:5; Lamentations 1:12, 2:1,22), in the ministry of John the Baptist (Mark 1:2; Malachi 3:1-2), in the ministry of Jesus (Luke 4:16-21; Isaiah 61:1-2), in the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:16-21; Joel 2:28-32), in the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 (Matthew 24:2-15), and certainly in the second coming of Christ (2 Peter 3:12; Rev 16:14). A few would certainly add to this list; many Jews saw the holocaust of the Second World War as their own ‘Day of the Lord’

4. THE PROMISED LAND. We know that the land of Canaan was repeatedly promised, in various fashions, from Genesis 12 onwards. The promise was fulfilled in the old testament,

Some Prophecies Not Yet Fulfilled

A closer examination of Christ’s words shows that they were not all fulfilled, indeed could not have been fulfilled, at that time. He warned that the time leading up to His return “will be a time of great distress; there has never been such a time from the beginning of the world until now, and will never be again. If that time of troubles were not cut short, no living thing could survive; but for the sake of God’s chosen it will be cut short” (verses 21-22, New English Bible).

Jesus Christ knew His Church next would have much work to do: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (verse 14). The apostles would begin that work. Christ said that, after receiving the Holy Spirit, they would “be witnesses to [Him] in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

Many more books of the Bible—comprising what we call the New Testament—would be written. Many more people would hear the gospel of the Kingdom of God, which Jesus Christ taught. Many more will yet hear that same message!

Then and only then, when the time is right in God’s great plan, will He send His Son in power and glory to establish the Kingdom of God on earth. Hundreds of verses throughout the Bible proclaim that incredible truth.

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away,” said Jesus (Matthew 24:35). Every word of Jesus Christ’s prophecy will ultimately be fulfilled.

I too should also point out that not all evangelical Bible scholars themselves agree even still on what one and how any of future prophecy will be fulfilled. Why? there is the human element of personal interpretations or misinterpretations falsely involved still too.
 
Other supposedly Unfulfilled yet Bible Prophecies according to the Old or New Testament.
 
I too should also point out that not all Bible scholars themselves agree even still on what one and how any of future prophecy will be fulfilled. Why? there is the human element of personal interpretations or misinterpretations falsely involved still too and even those supposedly about THE TRIBULATION  – THE GREAT TRIBULATION –  AFTER THE TRIBULATION – 
 
Only those Bible prophecies concerning the end times, the Second Coming, and the subsequent millennial kingdom of Christ have yet to be basically fulfilled. According to some persons , several key events will signal the “end times” or the “last days,” a period of time which immediately precedes the final Second Coming of Christ. Depending as to who you talk too, this list will greatly even differ, for there is no general consensus even to date on all of this too, some of the possible key events to look for at least are:
1) General Signs of the Times.. Positive or negative ones?
2) The War of Gog/Magog involving Russia and China?
3) The Rapture
4) Revival of the Roman Empire supposedly Europe?
5) The Rise of the  Global Dictator in the future, A Jewish or non Jewish person?
6) The Revival of Babylon as a Great City. Rome or who knows what?
7) The Appearance of Two Supernatural Godly  Witnesses
8) A Great world wide Rebellion Against God led by the devil again.
 
 
Most professing Christian people can be easily deceived still cause they still really do not know, read their Bibles firstly, and they do wrongfully listen to the lies of others.

Jesus now also began His explanation of events to come by cautioning, “Take heed that no one deceives you” (Matthew 24:4). This first, warning statement did not address the disciples’ question directly. “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ ” He continued, “and will deceive many” (verse 5). This would not be an isolated or rare occurrence, He warned. Many would come, using His name and claiming to represent Him, and these false teachers would “deceive many.” Here and later in the prophecy He was warning of the coming of false prophets—false religious teachers. “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many” (verse 11).  

Ironically some of those persons claiming to be the true Bible prophecy experts are now false themselves undeniably such as even  the dispensationalists now  too

Now many genuine, real , Born  again Christians   have  clearly based on their knowledge of the Bible seen that the Old Testament prophecies of the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, and then of the coming of His  Holy Spirit at Pentecost. all  have been clearly fulfilled ,  thus many of them  next  have paid little attention to any additional prophecies  such as those mentioned in the Bible Book of Revelation, the Coming of the anti  Christ, the Beats, and the false prophet.. and they have mainly done so  because   they  know that second coming of Christ is clearly promised,  prophesied, will be fulfilled so many of then thus  generally leave it at that. They  are rightfully looking for the return of Jesus Christ, and not wrongfully as some persons are looking for the coming of the great tribulations, the coming of the Anti  Christ.
 
While many true, genuine Christians do believe rightfully, understand that the Old Testament, the old covenant  was superseded by the New Testament, the new covenant, many persons still are falsely quoting mainly old testament verses even out of context,  as supposedly  to be next fulfilled in prophecy, even now with no new testament, confirmation, support, substantiations and why do they do wrongfully that? That have their own false agendas!
 
“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:20-21).
 
For a real example there is not one New Testament verse substantiating again the return of any of the Jews to their past promised land, not even one.
 
No direct verse that says that  Jewish homeland had to be reestablished in the Middle East.
 
The firstly do also need to understand that the ‘promises of God’ and their interpretations differ, and they should understand that these biblical promises are quite different from  God’s firm predictions.
 
Bible prophecies are also now  better understood as the ‘promises of God’ to be taken in a proper conditional context now as well rather than even as one-off predictions because it is also absolutely plain that certain prophecies have been fulfilled more than once, in the lives of different persons now too.

 
– but many persons now still are full of  misunderstandings when they seek to strike world events off as a ‘checklist’ as they supposedly next  become fulfillments of Bible prophecy?  
 
And why do they do that?
 
So why are they  trying Still To Convince Themselves OR OTHERS As TO how  real God and the Bible IS? Why DO THEY HAVE THIS NEED? is it Cause in Reality They Do Not Have A Real Or Deep RELATIONSHIP WITH God  presently SO THEY HAVE TO TRY TO DO  IT by a check list? SURE SEEMS THAT WAY.
 
Or is this just another one of these false reasons to try to feel superior over the others?
 
  Many of these people are also repeatedly making supposedly Bible predictions and of course repeatedly getting things wrong.
 
Obviously some persons are try to fulfill the letter of the law over the spirit of the law, cause they are still basically wrongfully still not open to the Holy Sprit.
 
(Rev 1:10 KJV)  I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
 
(Rev 2:7 KJV)  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
 
(Rev 2:11 KJV)  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
 
(Rev 2:17 KJV)  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
 
(Rev 2:29 KJV)  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
 
(Rev 3:6 KJV)  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
 
(Rev 3:13 KJV)  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
 
(Rev 3:22 KJV)  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
 
(Rev 4:2 KJV)  And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
 
(Rev 11:11 KJV)  And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
 
(Rev 14:13 KJV)  And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
 
(Rev 17:3 KJV)  So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
 
(Rev 18:2 KJV)  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
 
(Rev 21:10 KJV)  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
 
(Rev 22:17 KJV)  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
 
(Rev 22:11 KJV)  He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

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When 95 percent of Christians do not have 5 minutes a day quite time with the Bible.. they are all bad sinners.. all of them

 

By their own fruits you tell what they are like still..
 
(Mark 10:19 KJV)  Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother…
(includes do not divorce)
 
The too often misconception publicized by fundaments on the net too now is that a Prophet only foretells the future, and everything a false prophet does is false, and that he is not a God gifted person.. and this itself is false, not true. How ironical.  Balaam was firstly a genuine Prophet of God, he communicated with , talked with God, but he did not always obey, or  listen to him, for he next still did his own thing,  like most of us today too,  and that is what made him a false prophet, and so simply too are the many persons false Christians now too who follow his bad behavior, example, and rebel like the devil   now as well. God is still really  always displeased with all  such negative motivational behaviors, acts of self centered persons, not Christ centered, not Holy spirit obedient.. as the Bible clearly, undeniably indicates now many times.
 

 

 http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/let-us-all-stop-electing-liars-or-the-alcoholics/

 

Real actions speak louder than mere words in any  religion..  
 
 
 
There is no law that says I have to still allow or to accept quietly the false, unfair  abuse of even any of the  the Pentecostal Christians for that matter now as well anywhere world wide, even on the net.
  
 
Re:  Pentecostal Christian Hypocrites  From its inception the Pentecostal  movement has been marred deeply by moral scandals, as we have documented in  our new illustrated 317-page book The Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements: Its  History and Its Error. If the movement had the fullness of the Holy Spirit  unction and power that it claims, we would not see such an exhibition of the  flesh, but in fact moral scandals have  continued to plague it in recent  history. http://exposevisionamerica.blogspot.com/2006/11/pentecostal-christian-hypocrites.html   
                   
Luke 11:35 Be careful, therefore, that the light that is in you is not darkness.  Luke 11:39   Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside you yourselves are full of greed {and} robbery {and} extortion and malice {and} wickedness.Luke 11:42 But woe to you, Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every [little] herb, but disregard {and} neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done without leaving the others undone.  43 Woe to you, Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues and [you love] to be greeted {and} bowed down to in the [public] marketplaces. 44 Woe to you! For you are like graves which are not marked {or} seen, and men walk over them without being aware of it [and are ceremonially defiled].
   
Luke 11:46 But He said, Woe to you, the lawyers, (experts in the Mosaic Law)! also! For you load men with oppressive burdens hard to bear, and you do not personally [even gently] touch the burdens with one of your fingers. Luke 11:49 For this reason also the wisdom of God said, I will send them prophets and apostles, [some] of whom they will put to death and persecute, 50 So that the blood of all the prophets shed from the foundation of the world may be charged against {and} required of this age {and} generation, 51 From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was slain between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it shall be charged against {and} required of this age {and} generation. 52 Woe to you, lawyers (experts in the Mosaic Law)! For you have taken away the key to knowledge; you did not go in yourselves, and you hindered {and} prevented those who were entering.
  
 
Surely now there are, have been  much more false Teachers, false prophets, false pastors,  disobedient Christians in all of the Historical, or present Evangelical, Christian, Protestant or Catholic  churches, so then why pick on just these few now? And do tell me..  Let’s be fair and mention them all in all of the denominations now too.. or none at all…  it is the mere bullies, bashers, cowards too  who have a partial approach, soley bashing  or promoting false hatred against the Pentecostals now mainly too, and this still  is a further sign of their immoral approach. What about the bad too many evangelicals, Baptists, Alliance, Anglican, Reformed, Brethren, Mennonites, Lutheran pastors, persons even?   Well?
 
 
Clearly you have your own false agendas, and  I am sorry to see that you  still falsely produce a one sided view of Christianity and Pentecostals,  when in reality  70 percent of all evangelical North American pastors,  including non Pentecostal pastors have admitted to committing adultery. counseling divorce, are non spirit filled rather and so are 70 percent of the professing church members and attendees now too . 30 percent of evangelicals even practice divorce, related adultery as well. One needs to  honestly deal with all of  this fairly, equally now too..  Adultery is God’s punishment for those whom he is upset  at– the Bible..
 
 
UNDER WHATEVER GUISE ,  EXCUSE, FALSE JUSTIFICATIONS NOW TOO, THE WAY MANY FUNDAMENTAL EVANGELICAL AND SUPPOSEDLY PROFESSING CHRISTIAN CRITICS  TRY TO MAKE FUN AT OTHER CHRISTIANS ON THE NET, IN CHURCHES TOO  IS SICKENING, A VERY POOR THEOLOGY AND IS SADLY NOW ALSO TYPICAL OF THE MUCH TOO OFTEN FALSE BULLYING, BASHING OF THE OTHERS, OF THE CATHOLICS, THE PENTECOSTALS  TOO!
 
 
 It clearly makes me know that Satan himself is behind most of it still too and is ALL typical the acts of ungodly persons themselves now..
 

If your brother sins against you go to your brother alone. But firstly in prayer to God, all done in  in love, in Meekness, humbleness, and NOT RATHER YOU trying to increase your internet rating, readership by professing Christians now making sinful sensationalized hatred postings which itself is still hypocritical.. Especially when not all the supposedly objectionable replies to the sites now are even allowed to be posted as well

do see also
 

 

I admit I have also  been really surprised for decades in Canada as to how crooked also now too many non profitable, religious, charitable organizations now are well, the Salvation Army as well as the other professionals themselves such as lawyers, accountants, realtors, pastors and I have said that now many times too and why. As I look back in my life the last half a century some of the most immoral, despotic, cruel persons I have encountered in Canada were not just in the business world but actually pastors in various Christian  churches and why was, is that?  There is no denial as to how cold, ruthless, uncompassionate, uncaring, immoral, ruthless, slanderous, gossiping, abusive the majority of evangelical pastors where in my own many past personal encounters experiences Canada wide too that I had , but I did rightfully did not throw about the baby, Jesus,  with the dirty wash water. Rather I rightfully tended to ask the bad pastors and their bad supporters now too to change to repent instead.. 1/12 only   did and what about the rest…
 

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 God in these days also is still speaking to us not just through the words in His Bible.  

 The voice” of the Lord is upon the waters…. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord breaketh the ce­dars      The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire. The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness….The voice of the Lord . . . discovereth the forests Psalm 29: 3-9.

Many of us have at times sensed that something is wrong in the church  and  because of the continual deficiencies in our knowledge of scripture, deficiencies in our walk with God, deficiencies in our being able to hear the voice of God, and the fear of man we have suppressed or put aside these things, yet in our hearts these nudges of the Holy Spirit keep coming back time and again. So we have at times felt things, we have at times sensed things, but we have not necessarily known that now God has been speaking and guiding us. When we   have sought help from a preacher or teacher we too often next have in time realized in some measure that what they tend speak not from a personal knowledge of God, from the leading of God  but instead speak from the stale corn of other people books, tapes, and notes or their own views. And yet with these sweeping -general explanations these things we have known never really go away — for the Holy Spirit still speaks to men and what we  have already seen and heard of Him we do still believe  God still speaks to men, and confers upon those that love Him and are obedient His tokens of His affection — true gifts and true ministry. Next that  Word becoming flesh (in us), a personal reality in many of our life experience, that can be “seen” and “handled” by those some of those called out persons that are around us.

“You are not to go to the left or to the right unless you hear a voice ( of the Holy Sprit) saying this is the way walk there in”.. Many of us have not learned as to how to hear this voice .
 
God leads us in many ways, through his word, through people, but God will confirm his will for us still too. I have had often had to learn spiritual truths the hard way, by trying to do my own thing and failing at it, and Jesus reminding me that I could do nothing without him. Now I pray before I do anything and I await his instructions, if God does not lead me, or tells me not to do something, I tend not to do it. I had bought a pair summer shorts recently and I wanted to get matching T-shirt to it too.. I had tried a few stores but was unable to get the matching color that I had wanted. So I prayed about it and God told me not to look for it. I have learned he will deal with it his way and in his time. So I went along with my normal agendas. I had to go the drug store to get my medicine renewed so I did so. I was surprised to find the matching T-shirt, in the color I had wanted on sale at half price too in the drug store. After I pray I have come to learn to expect God will answer the prayer, I do not have to do it in my own strength.
 
It also now seems that unresolved problems tend to make us seek God. How to draw closer to God. You have wanted God to speak to you for a long time. You have wanted to talk to God and get answers back. This  is an opportunity for you to have a dialogue with God. God too wants to communicate with you. You might have been in church, a crusade, in your room, or outside under the stars. You felt God’s call, but you didn’t know exactly what God wanted you to do. You knew you were going to do something special, but you didn’t know what it was. Now you can also find out God’s plan for you, and others too and the literature is all free too.   It teaches you how to hear God’s voice.  God will teach you many things you need to know.  Valid spiritual tools to help you make conscious contact with God: Praise, Prayer, Humbleness, Obedience, the Bible. Get yourself ready where God speaks to you
   

In the book of Psalms we find the expression of a yearning for God Himself; a cry from deep within our hearts, for something more in God. And in reality this is a response to God’s longing heart, His thirst for fellowship with men. That He might fill us to overflowing that we might come into a deep abiding personal relationship with Him and His Son Jesus Christ.

Psalm 84:2 My soul longeth yea fainteth for the courts of the Lord. 

This is a longing for His presence and His anointing. This is a cry to walk in the Spirit. My friends, there is something higher, something purer in God that is available to us in this day and this very hour in which we walk.  This longing for the Lord is the irresistible urge as expressed by those who so hunger and so thirst after God.

My heart and my flesh crieth out for the Living God Have you experienced this cry for Him to inhabit his people?  Have you felt this yearning to be so clothed upon by the Spirit of God? This spiritual longing is far different than the cry of selfish earthly prayers of men.

Psalm 63:1 O lord Thou art my God Early will I seek thee. My Soul thirsteth for Thee. My flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is.  This is so apart from the typical Christian experience. Are you so consumed with having this inner knowing of God? Do you so thirst that you will be satisfied with nothing less than knowing Him in all the fullness that can be known of him even as the apostles and the prophets of old so knew Him?

David said: “One thing have I desired of the Lord and that will I seek after . . . ” Many of this day are guilty of having divided hearts, so that they seek many things. They seek for their ministry. They seek for earthly riches. They seek for their own power. They seek to be seen of men. But there are those who seek God for himself. Believing that His fellowship, His presence, and His approbation are all the reward in itself.

David said: “As a hart panteth after the water brooks so panteth my soul after thee. . .”  In out questing for the Lord we find ourselves running over hill and dale, running through mountains and valleys, panting and longing with our mouth wide open, pressing forward, stretching ourselves to reach His streams of living waters. Have you caught the scent of His living waters? I am told that a deer can smell water from miles away.

If you are willing to lay aside your own personal aspirations. If you are willing to close your wandering lustful eye. If you will reach out to Him with all your heart, you too can enter into this wondrous thirst — and sup with Him and eating with Him of His secret manna and drinking with Him of His living waters. 

Psalm 107:9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, (The Thirsty) and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.    

There is a terrific operation of the Spirit going on today to bring the Sons of God into an absolute confinement to the perfect will of God. This is the Day of His Preparation the day in which He is preparing the channel through which He shall pour forth His Glory for all the world to see. This channel is His Body in the earth that glorious company of people who are being conformed through much tribulation and fiery tests to the Image of the Son of God. This is His “battle axe and weapons of war” with which He shall subdue kingdoms and overcome all His enemies. This is His “mighty and strong One” to whom He shall commit the work of judging this world. This is His Overcomer, His “great army” with which He shall bring the nations into submission. The weapons of their warfare are not carnal, natural weapons but they are mighty weapons, mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. These are those who shall “be strong and do exploits.”
 
But before God can commit this great and tremendous ministry into their hands they must submit themselves to the discipline of the Lord letting Him truly be the Lord of their entire lives. 

“Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10). 

How can I practice His abiding presence? 

1) Wait on the Lord: Begin each day by rising up early and sit before Him. Consecrate your life afresh to be a part of His will and purpose in the earth. Ask Him to cleanse and forgive you, and to open your spirit to Him. Be aware of those things He has done for you and His answers to prayer. For the Lord truly appreciates being appreciated. 

Have you ever come to the Lord just to sit in His presence and fellowship with Him? We can be so taken up with asking for things that we forget that He has personal feelings, too. You might feel strange if people only came to you when they wanted something. 

2) Worship the Lord: Praise, the Bible states, is the fruit of our lips. At times our praise can become lip service rather than luscious fruit to God. This is something to be reckoned with. What is worship? Worship is that which cries out from deep within to bless the Lord. Praise can be singing to the Lord, but worship is singing before the Lord. “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him” (John 4:23). To come to this higher level requires a special creative working of God within us as we wait before Him. “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (II Cor. 3:18). Entering into a more vital worship and waiting in His presence is a life changing experience. 

3) Meditating on God’s Word: “My meditation of Him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord” (Ps 104:34). There is a sweetness in His presence, holding His word before Him during the day. The word “meditate” comes from an old English word which literally means, “to chew the cud,” to ponder, to turn over in one’s mind. When we meditate on His word, we receive a strength and an understanding that we cannot get otherwise. “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. . .” (John 1:14). This is God’s very life and nature entering the depths of our being as we sit with Him meditating on His word! 

4) Smell the Roses Along the Way: There is a saying that rings with meaning: “As you go throughout the garden of life, don’t forget to smell the roses along the way.” There are joys and many things to be experienced as we walk out our life in God. It is possible to get so busy that we lose the joy of our salvation, becoming too mechanical for simple things. But God hides Himself in simplicity. If we learn to enjoy where we are in God appreciating what God is doing with and in us, we will make much more progress in our Christian life.

 

 http://www.alaskandreams.net/ekklesia/articles.htm

http://thefocusonthefamily.wordpress.com/2008/07/30/the-night-watch-even-in-time-of-sorrow/

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