Here is a short video on the water that Christians must go thru to get to Heaven. This is an excerpt from the video “Genesis Chapter 1.”
There is a practice in some churches of being “slain in the Spirit.” Being slain in the Spirit is not Biblical. There are no instances of anyone in the Bible being slain in the Spirit as practiced in some churches. When people are slain in the Spirit, they fall backward. They say it’s the power of the Holy Spirit that throws them back. But in some churches when a woman falls back, they put a towel or something over their legs. What they are doing when they do that is accusing the Holy Spirit of causing a woman to be indecent. The Holy Spirit, Who is righteous and pure, will NEVER cause indecency. So just by the fact they cover a woman’s legs proves the Holy Spirit has nothing to do with it.
The belief of being slain in the Spirit is a fleshly belief that is all emotion and feelings. This is easily believed in today’s society of weak people who go by their feelings and not facts. People are mostly followers and don’t want to feel left out. They want the attention and the emotional high of being focused on by others when they fall back. I’ve seen people fall back at church who were newly saved from a life of drugs, just to fall back into drugs within a few weeks of falling back at church. If the Holy Spirit’s power caused them to fall back, why doesn’t the Holy Spirit’s power at least keep them from falling back into the habits and lifestyle of the world. The reason is because it’s not the Holy Spirit. It is a show, and since the show is based on emotion and feeling, those are fleeting things and are not lasting and strong. Because it is a show and based on outward appearances, the people at church can be fooled into thinking the person falling backward is touched by the Holy Spirit. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
The Bible must be our basis for our doctrine and what we believe. God’s word must reign over our feelings and emotions. So let’s see what the Bible says about being slain in the Spirit, or falling backwards.
Isaiah 28:12-15, “To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.” Notice in this context, the people who fell backward were scornful liars who made a covenant with death and hell. Doesn’t sound like they were doing anything good. God’s judgment was soon to come on them.
John 18:3-6, “Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.” The men who fell backward in this instance were evil men who were coming to take Jesus away.
Matthew 28:2-4, “And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.” These soldiers were definitely NOT sitting there or sleeping. The punishment for shirking their duty was execution (see Acts 12:19). They became as dead men, so if a person was standing and then they became dead, they would surely fall. Another instance of those falling back being the evil ones doing a bad work.
Acts 9:1-4, “And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?” Saul fell also, and he wasn’t doing anything good. He was on his way to persecute more Christians.
Acts 5:3-5, “But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.” This is one instance of someone being slain and falling down, but it’s not what the churches practice, because Ananias and Sapphira were actually slain. Notice they weren’t doing anything good either. They were lying to God.
In every one of these instances the people who fell backwards, or fell down, were all doing evil works. There are no verses in the Bible that mention any Saint falling down as being a good thing. There are no verses that even imply that the power of the Holy Spirit will cause fleshly feelings or emotions.
A baby Christian who is living in the flesh can be slain in the Spirit. In reality, even a person who is not born again, but claims to be, can be slain in the Spirit, since it’s all depending on the person falling backwards, not the Holy Spirit. If the unsaved person wants to feel spiritual, they can go forward to the altar and then fall backwards. Since this is purely an outward show, this act can fool the people at church, who think that the person who fell backwards is saved and got touched by the Holy Spirit. In conclusion, being “slain in the Spirit” is not Biblical, but is based on feelings and emotions, and as such, can fool others into believing that the person who fell backwards is very spiritual.
The death penalty, or capital punishment, should be believed and supported by any Christian that loves God’s word. Many Christians profess to know and love the Bible. But few know what the Bible really says about life and every day issues. At every execution, there are always people who claim to be Christians that are protesting the execution. They are either very ignorant of God’s word, or are concerned about a man rather than what God’s word says, or are false Christians. The following short study contains the truth of God’s word concerning capital punishment.
Genesis 9:6, “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.” This is the main verse to support the death penalty. Man is made in the image of God. Therefore, when a person commits murder, he is disrespecting God and the person He created. He is also disobeying the sixth commandment, Exodus 20:13, “Thou shalt not kill.”
The death penalty is reiterated in Leviticus 24:21, “He that killeth a man, he shall be put to death.”
There is to be no mourning or thought for the life of the murderer, nor hesitation in the execution, whether it is right or not. That in itself is disrespecting God and His word and His creation. Numbers 35:31, “Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death.”
When a person is murdered, the blood defiles the land. The only way to make the land clean of the murdered person is to put the murderer to death. The murderer’s blood will cleanse the land that was defiled by the blood of the victim. Numbers 35:33, “the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.”
This is also reiterated in Ezekiel 13:19, “And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live.” God and His word is polluted by not putting murderers to death, by keeping alive a murderer who should not be allowed to live.
The capital punishment should be swift. When a murderer has been sitting on death row for years and years, it leads to more murders and crime. Ecclesiastes 8:11, “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.”
The Make-My-Day law is based on the Bible. Exodus 22:2, “If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.” The person who killed the thief or the person breaking into the home should not be punished or put to death. The thief’s blood is on his own head.
Notice the thief on the cross and what he said concerning his punishment of death. Luke 23:39-41, “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.” The thief was saying that being put to death was his due reward. And he was only a thief. Shouldn’t a murderer’s execution be a more just reward?
Paul told how he felt about capital punishment. Acts 25:11, “For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die.” Paul said if he did any crime worthy of capital punishment, he would agree like the thief. He would submit to the due reward of his crime.
A Christian should believe in the Bible and try to follow it’s precepts and commandments. A Christian should honor God over ANY person. Any Christian who disagrees with the death penalty does none of those.
Many times we’ve had situations that need a prayer answered, yet we don’t seem to get an answer right away. In those times, we wonder where God is, and if He even heard. Our study of the situation of Lazarus will hopefully explain what could possibly be happening and why.
Lazarus was sick. John 11:1, “Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.” John 11:3, “Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.” Lazarus’ sisters sent someone to tell Jesus that Lazarus was sick. They knew Jesus and knew of the many healings He had done. They were hoping Jesus would come to heal Lazarus. People today think communication in those days was crude. Quite the contrary. They didn’t have cell phones, yet the person they sent to tell Jesus didn’t go from town to town looking for Him. They went right to where Jesus was, even though Jesus had left Jerusalem (John 10:22) and went to Bethabara (John 10:40, 1:29), which is about 15 to 25 miles from Bethany.
When the person they sent to tell Jesus about Lazarus found Him, Jesus didn’t come right away. John 11:6, “When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.” Jesus just stayed there for two days. What do you think His Disciples thought? Jesus had healed the man at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-9), healed a blind man (John 9:1-7) and fed more than 5,000 people with just five loaves and two fishes (John 6:2-14). His Disciples were probably wondering why Jesus wasn’t rushing to heal Lazarus. But Jesus didn’t rush. In fact, He stayed right where He was for two days.
When Jesus finally told His Disciples that He was going to wake Lazarus out of his sleep, He told them He was glad that He wasn’t there – John 11:15, “I am glad for your sakes that I was not there.” I’m sure His Disciples were wondering what was going on. Here was Jesus apparently not concerned when told that one of the people He loved was sick. When Jesus was informed that Lazarus was sick, He just stayed where He was at for two days, and then when He did tell them He was going, He said He was glad that He wasn’t there.
Jesus knew that the death of Lazarus would glorify God. John 11:4, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.” Mary and Martha were heartbroken at the death of their brother Lazarus. John 11:19, “And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.” Many people comforted them because of their heartbreak. When Jesus saw Martha and Mary weeping, even He wept. (see vs. 33-35).
God knows your situation. You might be heartbroken and need comforting, but God knows what will give glory to Him. Jesus knew Lazarus was only sick before they even told Him. But He waited until Lazarus was dead before He proceeded. He waited until it looked hopeless. Are you in a situation where you’ve told Jesus all about it and He doesn’t seem to answer? God might be waiting longer than what we like. Maybe God is waiting so He can get the glory. Maybe He’s waiting until it’s worse. What would be more miraculous, healing Lazarus or raising him from the dead? Jesus could answer your prayer now, just as He could have healed Lazarus. As Martha and Mary were weeping because Jesus didn’t heal Lazarus, you might be weeping and wondering why Jesus doesn’t answer your prayer. Don’t be discouraged. Jesus knows what will glorify Him the most.
I wrote a new book called BODY, SOUL & SPIRIT. It’s a detailed description on the makeup of a believer’s being. I searched the Scriptures to see what they say about our person and the three parts of our entity. This book is easy to read and answers many questions a person might have. Once you read this book, you will see how each part of our being works and how they all fit together.
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This is the satanic filth that wicked people in this country watch. It’s, unfortunately, the number one movie this week. America is cursed because of people’s love for cursing (523 curse words!!!).
Psalm 109:17-18, “As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him. As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.”
It shows the horrible state of our country and it’s rejection of God and His commandments!!
Straight Outta Compton
(PaPaPa, B, Cap, LLL, VV, SS, NN, AAA, DD, MMM) Very strong pagan worldview with immoral revelry shown in excess, lawlessness, disrespect to those in authority, and debauchery, brief reference of Ice Cube’s conversion to Islam, but some light moral aspects in the fact that some of this immorality results in natural consequences, and some pro-capitalist content where one character gives a lecture on work and responsibility and ultimately becomes one of the most powerful and influential entrepreneurs; at least 285 “f” words, 220 other obscenities, 18 profanities (mostly GD’s and JC’s), many uses of the “n” word, sexual references to male and female genitalia; strong violence includes the police raid a criminal’s house with a battering ram that hits a person, multiple fist fights and brawls, multiple beatings (including by police officers), riots with vandalism, cars and buildings set on fire and stores looted, and man takes a baseball bat to a music executive’s office; one brief party scene with two depicted sexual situations, one of intercourse and one shot of oral sex, and many references and discussion of sex, including in rap songs; multiple parties with upper and rear female nudity, women in bathing suits, provocative dresses and outfits, and upper male nudity; heavy drinking and drunkenness throughout the movie; implied drug use, cocaine lines and piles of marijuana shown, couple smokes a marijuana cigarette; and, greed, blackmail, disrespect, revelry, and gambling.
(information from http://www.movieguide.org)
This is a short study to show the Roman Catholic Jesus is related to the satanic Baphomet. Notice first the picture of the statue of Baphomet, which was recently in the news. The hand sign of the first two fingers together is satanic, as shown on the statue. This satanic hand gesture is used by the Roman Catholic priests when they make the sign of the cross. It is sometimes called the benediction gesture and is used by the priests when they perform blessings. Notice also that it is a main gesture of the Baphomet statue. It sticks out more than the other features and it gives an important message that this is the sign of Baphomet. Notice next the Roman Catholic pictures of Jesus Christ. The Roman Catholic Jesus is giving a satanic salute. Just one more evidence that the Roman Catholic church is anti-Christ.
The two main verses in this Bible study are Isaiah 53:5 and 1 Peter 2:24. 1 Peter 2:24 says, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” Isaiah 53:5 says, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
Today there is the popular belief that when the Bible says, “with his stripes we are healed” it is talking about a physical healing. This belief is made popular by Preachers who tell people what they want to hear. These Preachers say that you can be healed if you have enough faith, because your healing has already been purchased by Jesus Christ through His stripes. They tell the people this for different purposes – to keep the people coming, to sell more books, to have bigger offerings. These Preachers teach people to lie by telling them their words have power, and by telling them to believe and speak that they are already healed even when they aren’t.
People will fall for these lies because they want to be healed. The Preachers take advantage of people’s desires and play on them. You’ve heard people say, “In Jesus’ name I don’t have the flu. I am healed” even when they were plainly very sick. They are lying when they talk like that, because the truth is they are NOT healed. Those Preachers are feeding off people’s infirmities, which is very evil in itself, and taking advantage of their desire to be healed. And many people are so desirous to be healed, that they will reach for anything. When a popular Preacher tells them Jesus died for their physical healing, they grasp it like someone who’s drowning grasps a life preserver.
This is Truth From the Book. The truth is, these verses are speaking of a spiritual healing – the healing of our soul. The context is our sins. Notice Isaiah 53:5 speaks of transgressions and iniquities. Isaiah 53:6 says, “the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:8 says, “for the transgression of my people was he stricken.” Transgressions and iniquities are other words for sin. Jesus healed the sin in our soul, taking it away.
When Jesus died for us, He died for our sins. He didn’t die for our physical healing, for if He did, then everyone who gets saved should be immediately healed of any disease or malady they have. Jesus didn’t die for our cancer or heart disease or infectious diseases or neurological disorders. It says He was wounded for our transgressions, our sins. When a person gets saved, he immediately receives eternal life. It is complete a salvation, not a partial salvation. In the same way, if Christ died for our physical healing, when a person gets saved their body would be made whole, not partially but completely. If Christ died for our physical healing, then every sinner who gets saved would be healed immediately. Obviously that doesn’t happen, and the reason that doesn’t happen is because Jesus didn’t die for our physical healing. He died to heal our soul from sin.
Remember, you can learn theology from Hymns. There are Hymns that speak of healing, but it is the healing of the soul, not the body. Here are a couple:
No Not One
There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
No, not one! No, not one!
None else could heal all our soul’s diseases,
No, not one! No, not one!
Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Plenteous grace with Thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound;
Make and keep me pure within.
It is only in the last 50 years or so that this belief, that Jesus died for our physical healing, has been propagated by many Preachers. There is NO evidence that this belief was the norm in previous generations. So let’s take a look at Bible Commentaries down through the ages. Notice how all these Commentaries speak about the healing of our soul from sin and despair.
Commentaries on 1 Peter 2:24
Adam Clarke’s Commentary
“By whose stripes ye were healed. The apostle refers here to Isaiah 53:4-6;
and he still keeps the case of these persecuted servants in view, and
encourages them to suffer patiently by the example of Christ, who was
buffeted and scourged, and who bore all this that the deep and inveterate
wounds, inflicted on their souls by sin, might be healed.”
Matthew Henry’s Commentary
“Christ’s death was designed not only for an example of patience under sufferings, but he bore our sins; he bore the punishment of them, and thereby satisfied Divine justice. Hereby he takes them away from us. The fruits of Christ’s sufferings are the death of sin, and a new holy life of righteousness; for both which we have an example, and powerful motives, and ability to perform also, from the death and resurrection of Christ. And our justification; Christ was bruised and crucified as a sacrifice for our sins, and by his stripes the diseases of our souls are cured.”
“They were to learn patience of him, and to remember to their comfort that those stripes which he, the holy Son of God, condescended to suffer are to them that believe healing and salvation. Faith in the crucified Savior lifts the Christian out of the sickness of sin into the health of righteousness.”
Gill’s Exposition of the Bible
“Sin is a disease, a natural and hereditary one, an epidemic distemper, that reaches to all men, and to all the powers and faculties of their souls, and members of their bodies; and which is nauseous and loathsome, and in itself mortal and incurable; nor can it be healed by any creature, or anything that a creature can do. Christ is the only physician, and his blood the balm and sovereign medicine; this cleanses from all sin; through it is the remission of sin, which is meant by healing; for healing of diseases, and forgiving iniquities, is one and the same thing.”
“By whose stripes ye were healed — Of your spiritual disorders: evils infinitely greater than any which the cruelty of the severest masters can bring upon you.“
Barnes’ Notes on the Bible
“The idea seems to be that the Saviour was scourged or whipped; and that the effect on us is the same in producing spiritual healing, or in recovering us from our faults, as if we had been scourged ourselves. By faith we see the bruises inflicted on him, the black and blue spots made by beating; we remember that they were on account of our sins. Ye were healed – Sin is often spoken of as a disease, and redemption from it as a restoration from a deadly malady.”
Commentaries on Isaiah 53:5
Gill’s Exposition of the Bible
“and with his stripes we are healed. Sin is a disease belonging to all men, a natural, hereditary, nauseous, and incurable one. Forgiving sin is a healing of this disease; and this is to be had, and in no other way, than through the stripes and wounds, the blood and sacrifice, of the Son of God. Christ is a wonderful physician; he heals by taking the sicknesses of his people upon himself, by bearing their sins, and being wounded and bruised for them, and by his enduring blows, and suffering death itself for them.”
Barnes’ Notes on the Bible
“We are healed – literally, it is healed to us; or healing has happened to us. The healing here referred to, is spiritual healing, or healing from sin. Pardon of sin, and restoration to the favor of God, are not unfrequently represented as an act of healing. The figure is derived from the fact that awakened and convicted sinners are often represented as crushed, broken, bruised by the weight of their transgressions, and the removal of the load of sin is represented as an act of healing. ‘I said, O Lord, be merciful unto me; heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee,’ Psalm 41:4. ‘Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed,’ Psalm 6:2. ‘Who forgiveth all thine, iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases,’ Psalm 103:3. The idea here is, that the Messiah would be scourged; and that it would be by that scourging that health would be imparted to our souls.”
It is clear that when the Bible says by His stripes we are healed, it is NOT talking about a physical healing, but a spiritual healing. The healing of our soul. The truth is, there are no verses that tell us Jesus died for our physical maladies. Jesus died for our sins.
Now let me make clear. I do believe in physical healing. I believe Jesus heals today. I believe in the power of prayer that can move God to heal someone. I believe in miraculous healings. I believe that we can anoint someone and pray over them for a healing. But I do not believe that Jesus died for our physical healings. If we are healed, then His stripes did contribute to that healing.