Galatians 4:19

Galatians 4:19
So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.' "Luke 17:10

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year

What does 'New Year' mean to you? Surely not the display of colourful fire-works,spraying of foam,scattering confetti, partying, eating, drinking and merry making.

New year is just the beginning of another 365 days cycle. It's just a reminder to us that the cycle is not broken yet but it will be someday, whenever God wills it. God alone is still in charge of everything in this universe. Some people behave as though they are always in charge of this universe.How can they be when they cannot even create a particle of dust or air that we breathe. Where does all these empty bosting come from, I wonder?

People who claim to represent New Year Celebrations aren't actually representing the truth about New Year.For, they don't know who is in charge. It's God who created heaven, earth and everything in it. He is eternally in charge of all human affairs.If we know this truth we will be afraid to misbehave.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers.


Many of the church routines we have known are now vestigial. From the present hour forward fundamental changes will occur—sometimes being forced on us by circumstances. However, no fundamental Christian doctrine will be altered in any manner. The foundation of the blood, the Spirit, and the resurrection has been permanently established.

The painful travail of our forefathers has brought us to the present momentous hour. Many traditions have accumulated that are unscriptural and will vanish from the thinking of succeeding generations. The base camps were constructed by the faithful efforts of those who have gone before. Now the summit is in sight.

We have the authority through the blood of the cross. We have the wisdom and power through the Holy Spirit. Now the task has been set before us. It is time to take the Kingdom.


There do come momentous changes in the Kingdom of God, such as the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai and the blood atonement made by the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary.

We are in one such period of change right now.

"Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites." (Joshua 1:2—NIV)

The change signified by the death of Moses and the installation of Joshua as the leader of Israel was very great. One aspect of the change was the transition from personal survival to the invasion and occupation of the rest, the land of promise. The enemy no longer was Moses, Aaron, and the irritations of the Israelites because of life in the wilderness. The enemy was external: the warlike tribes of Canaan, people determined to protect their ancient homelands.

Today the Lord Jesus is taking off His Moses hat and putting on His Joshua helmet. We are not accustomed to the idea of war against an external enemy. In fact, our major effort today in some instances is that of resolving problems in our own families, turning the hearts of the parents to one another and to their children and the hearts of the children and young people to their parents.

It is difficult and sometimes impossible for believers of today to take up their cross and follow Jesus. Until their own personalities and relationships are healed they may have a problem bearing witness to the world of the soon coming of the Kingdom of God. They may not be ready to ride with Jesus in the attack of Armageddon.

The Lord Jesus will help with the healing as we turn to Him. We already have seen people helped who have had marital difficulties, women who were molested as children, conflicts with young people and children, and so forth. Such healing is necessary if we are to submit to the rigors of discipleship.

Perhaps the next generation or the generation after that will be healthy enough emotionally and spiritually to move forward in God to the extent God desires.


I wonder if the American people can see what is taking place before their eyes. In this morning's newspaper there is an account of children in school strafing their classmates resulting in the death of four children and a teacher who attempted to shield a child.

I wonder why the whole nation doesn't stop and have one massive town meeting on interactive television and make realistic plans to change some of the influential and formative messages that proceed from the entertainment industry, the media, and other sources of persuasion, even if it means doing away with some of our "rights." A society that clings to its rights at the expense of the safety of its children is not wise.

It isn't going to happen. Next week there will be something more heinous while the nation is involved in professional athletics. The parents of the four little girls who were shot will continue to stare in unbelief at the empty bedrooms and try to continue to exist. It's a great country until your child is murdered!

We are not repenting, so God is going to bring America to her knees in the near future.

The concept of an introduction, three points, a few well chosen anecdotes, and a brilliant conclusion coming from the pulpit must be looked at again. It is not doing the job. The minister must stir himself to seek God until the congregation is actually praying and seeking God with fiery intensity. The "service" as usually perceived may not be strong and demanding enough spiritually to enable the believers to cope with the spiritual darkness invading our nation.

The worship must be extraordinary, perhaps including pageantry, until the people are moved and involved. A few hymns, a choir number, a musical special, served "Moses." But this pattern does not meet the needs of "Joshua." It is vestigial.

How about next Sunday morning having the congregation march around the pews, led by young people with banners portraying the ramping Lion or the Rider on the white war stallion, accompanied only by a drumbeat. Keep marching until the people get the idea they are being prepared for war. Such behavior in church is much more effective and realistic in terms of the needs of society when children in school are shooting other children with high powered rifles.

Returning to the Scriptures.

If we are to be successful in moving forward with God there are some principles we must observe. Foremost among the guiding principles is that of very careful adherence to the written Word of God, the New Testament especially, and also the Old Testament as applicable.

We of the Pentecostal-Charismatic camp do not have an enviable record when it comes to adhering to the written Word of God. We are emotionally oriented to the Gospel. We are in clear danger of becoming the False Prophet, that is, believers who attempt to maintain their own soulish life and at the same time employ the gifts and powers of the Spirit of God.

We are not checking with the Scriptures as carefully as we should. We are not testing the spirits. We are not trying the apostles. If we are to survive and stand before Christ at His appearing we must return to the Scriptures and meditate on them day and night, not being so ready to follow the crowd in seeking spiritual thrills.

Friday, December 18, 2009

You Can Count On the Promises of God
by Pastor Jim Feeney, Ph.D.

Sermon Summary: God is faithful and true in everything that He says and does. So you can count on the promises of God to be absolutely trustworthy.

2 Peter 1:4 He has given us his very great and precious promises.

•• There are thousands of God's promises in the Bible. Learn to receive them, because God is faithful!

•• Today: “You Can Count On the Promises of God.”

Genesis 28:12-15 [15b] I will not leave you UNTIL I HAVE DONE what I have PROMISED you.

•• God’s absolute steadfastness over a long time.

• Hebrews 6:12 ...imitate those who through faith & PATIENCE inherit what has been promised.

• Fulfilled in Israel in Christ’s time and today = long time.

## Short-term promise or LONG — you can COUNT ON God's promises.

Numbers 23:19 God is NOT a man, that he should LIE, nor a son of man, that he should CHANGE HIS MIND. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

•• Don’t evaluate God’s reliability like a human’s.

• God will never lie, never deceive, never mislead you.

• And God will not change His mind.

## If God has promised, the promise is TRUE, and God will not change His mind. You can COUNT ON God's promises.

Joshua 21:43-45 So the LORD gave Israel all the land he had sworn.... [44] The LORD gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn.... [45] Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.

Joshua 23:14 ...[b] not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.

•• God promised Israel land ... promised them rest.

• EVERY promise of God was FULFILLED.

## The Bible is a historical record of the ABSOLUTE RELIABILITY of God’s promises. The promises have always proven trustworthy, so you can COUNT ON them.

Psalms 119:140 Your promises have been THOROUGHLY TESTED, and your servant loves them.

•• Over thousands of years, the promises of God have been “thoroughly tested” and found to be true.

• Jehovah-Rapha healed Abraham’s wife’s barrenness.

• Five centuries later He still healed (the snakebitten Israelites in wilderness)

• 1,500 years later He still healed (Gospels, Acts...)

• Another 2,000 years later He still heals today!

## Over the space of 4,000 years (Abraham to now), God’s promises have been THOROUGHLY TESTED and found TRUE.

Psalms 145:13 ...The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.

•• “God is faithful” (2 Cor. 1:18).

•• “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24).

•• Hebrews 10:23 “...he who promised is faithful.”

## You can COUNT ON the promises of God because God the Promiser is FAITHFUL.

Romans 4:13, 16 It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.... [16] Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace ...

•• “The promise comes by GRACE.”

• God is a God of infinite grace.

• You can’t earn or deserve the promises of God. They are ours by grace!

## If you can BELIEVE God, you can COUNT ON His promises, because they are FREE gifts of His grace.

Romans 4:19-21 ...[20] Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, [21] being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

•• The promises of God don’t depend on your abilities, but God’s.

• Abraham was 100, Sarah 90 When Isaac was born. They themselves had ZERO ability to bear children.

• The key was Abraham’s confidence that “GOD had power to DO what He had PROMISED.”

## If you can focus on GOD’s unlimited power, then you can COUNT ON that power to fulfill God’s promises.

2 Corinthians 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

•• All the promises of God are “YES in CHRIST”!

• God says, “I promise” ... Jesus says, “YES!”

• Jesus is the Guarantee of God’s promises.

## You can COUNT ON the promises of God because Jesus is saying, “YES and AMEN” to them on your behalf.


• Short-term promise or LONG — you can COUNT ON the promises of God.

• If God has promised, the promise is TRUE, and God will not change His mind. You can COUNT ON the promise.

• The Bible is a historical record of the ABSOLUTE RELIABILITY of God’s promises. The promises have always proven trustworthy, so you can COUNT ON them

• Over the space of 4,000 years (Abraham to now), God’s promises have been THOROUGHLY TESTED and found TRUE.

• You can COUNT ON the promises of God because God the Promiser is FAITHFUL.

• If you can BELIEVE God, you can COUNT ON His promises, because they are FREE gifts of His grace.

• If you can focus on GOD’s unlimited power, then you can COUNT ON that power to fulfill God’s promises.

• You can COUNT ON the promises of God because Jesus is saying, “YES” and “AMEN” to them on your behalf.

Preached at South Valley Church, Wednesday, November 17, 2004

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Galatians 4:19

Galatians 4:19
Christ must be formed in you....

Welcome to the diligenthands of the Christformation prophet

Welcome to this prophetic writings blog that warns and saves lives from eternal condemnation as a result of continual sinning. Overcoming sinful living is the objective of the prophet. Diligently writing down of every timely warning to avoid catastrophic disaster by the fruit of our sinful living.

The fierce wind that blows away the bad fruit may also unintendedly throw to the ground, good fruit because they grow on the same ground. If forewarned, the good fruit could safely grow on solid ground and be well guarded and escape the wrath that they don't deserve.

Romans 16:25-27
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him— to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.