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Knowledge Alone?

I Corinthians 2:14 — But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Does knowledge alone produce the fruit of the Spirit and further conformity to the image of Yeshua?

I can look up every word in this verse and get the meanings of the words in Greek. OK, now what? Yes, I’ve gained more knowledge and understanding, but what do I do with that new information? How does what I’ve just learned work in me to bring about transformation into the image of Yeshua? In other words: If I keep on learning and getting more knowledge, does that somehow produce a more spiritual outcome? Continue reading “Knowledge Alone?”

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The Religion of Rome — “No Peace With Rome”

The Religion of Rome — “No Peace With Rome”
— See original article online: http://archive.spurgeon.org/s_and_t/relrome.php
C. H. Spurgeon
From the January 1873 Sword and Trowel

I was so refreshed to find and read this article by Spurgeon. Unfortunately, many today in our churches and Messianic assemblies know next to nothing about this great man of God. He has fallen by the wayside along with other great men of God: Moody, Hudson Taylor, John Patton, Jonathan Edwards, George Muller. We’re losing a whole generation to a weakened form of the heritage that is ours. I for one, refuse to let their memories die.

One has to ask themselves: Why aren’t these men mentioned any longer? How have we come so far from what they believed and stood for? Take for example Moody. He was greatly disturbed because he saw folks from his church on the Sabbath (as he called it, though it was Sunday) riding on their horses and in their buggies. What would he think today?

Perhaps, these guy’s, and what they lived and stood for, are too convicting to this generation? Continue reading “The Religion of Rome — “No Peace With Rome””

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“I Love Yehovah, Because …” Psalm 116:1

When I read this a few days back, it caused me to pause and think about what the Psalmist was saying and why.

The Psalmist seemed to be bombarded from many sides. He was overwhelmed with trouble. He was afflicted and brought low, even sensing the sorrows of death encircling him. It appears that in the midst of all he was going through that no one seemed to understand. Nearly crushed by it all he tells us: ”I said in my haste, All men are liars.” He’s in a dark spot. Continue reading ““I Love Yehovah, Because …” Psalm 116:1”