Blood That Eternally Saves Lives


But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

The Bible Teaches That  Life Is In the Blood

When sin entered the world, death also entered, for the wages of sin is death.

The Hebrews first learned of blood that saves when they were told to kill a lamb and place the blood of the lamb over the door post of their homes. On the one night of passover in Egypt, the death angel passed over the land. The first-born son died in every house where there was no blood on the door post, but those who obeyed the LORD were saved by the blood on the lintel or door post.

The Bible teaches us that these knew a day was coming when there would be a lasting covenant written in blood – blood that would save mankind from the death penalty brought on by sin. The prophet Zechariah spoke of it:

As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Zechariah 9:10-11

In Matthew, we learn that this blood is the blood shed by Jesus, the Christ, the promised Messiah and the precious and only Begotten Son of God:

26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Christ blood is blood that can cleanse from sin. We have redemption by the blood of Jesus. The Holy Spirit of God bears witness that Jesus our Saviour came by water and by blood to save us. This is why He is called the Lamb of God and is precious in the sight of the Father. Christians are called to serve our living God by the power of the Holy Spirit within, because we are cleansed by His precious blood.

The Bible is true. Scientist know that truly life is in the blood. Doctors are able to help people live longer lives with life-saving transfusions and vaccines and other uses of blood products, but only the blood of Christ our Savior gives eternal life.

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Comparing Tenet 15 of Watchtower to the Holy Bible


WATCHTOWER TEACHES

The earth has been in the “time of the end” or “last days,” a final period of time preceding the Millennium, since 1914 in fulfillment of biblical prophecy. wit.irr,org

Watchtower prophesies the above based on their interpretation of the book of Daniel. Also, they write that “the very difficult conditions foretold for “the last days” would prevail. As shown under the heading “Last Days,” those events have been clearly in evidence since 1914.”

Probe has copied and made available  prophecies from Watchtower publications. Reading first-hand their earlier prophecies helps the reader understand how they came up with the 1914 prediction.

THE BIBLE TEACHES

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. Hebrew 1:1-220

For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 2 Corinthians 1:20

If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him” (Deut. 18:22).

CONCLUSION

I agree with this found at ‘Let Us Reason’:

In Ephesians 2:20, the New Testament apostles and prophets were foundational: “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.” A foundation is laid only once to begin a building project. You do not keep laying a foundation. These men (*apostles and prophets) were foundational — through them that we received the New Testament Scriptures for all generations.

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A gracious woman gets honor -Proverbs 11:16


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Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

May our God and Father bless Emilee Burroughs! She is a student at Berry College in Rome, GA. She is also an entrepreneur who began the e-publication “Anointed – Christ Centered Fashion.”

Emilee Burroughs

“Anointed is a Christian fashion magazine that seeks to provide teenage girls with content that celebrates their individuality, promotes positive self-image, and encourages them to walk with God daily.”

Emilee has columns in Berry College’s “First Year Experience” as well. 

Emilee recently competed in an entrepreneurship competition at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga

To read more about Emilee and “Anointed” see “Selling a Christian View of Fashion” in the Times Freepress.

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Who will act honorably today?


  1. A Rachel Maddow quote was featured in today’s Cryptoquote.

Ms Maddow is credited with saying:

If you’re someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that’s a sign of a life lived honorably.

I rarely agree with Ms. Maddow, but on this quote, I do agree.

Today has been declared by left wing extremists to be “a day without a woman” and I am wondering if Rachel will support women leaving their jobs undone? I have no idea if Ms Maddow supports this protest. I only mention her because her quote triggered my thoughts about how women not showing up for work affects the lives of others.

How does one count on a person who doesn’t show up to do their job?  Schools have had to close in NY, VA, NC, and MD because so many teachers have stayed home. Is this honorable?

One of the women behind the strike is a convicted terrorist, but most are just liberal activists.

It seems to me these women are not behaving in an honorable fashion and this sets a terrible example for students who should be in class today.

Posted in Education, George Soros, Media, Our World Today, Quotes

News that isn’t fake, but sadly isn’t widely reported…


SHE NEVER WANTED TO BE ‘ROE’

Clint Cooper of the Chattanooga Times-Freepress wrote an Oped that ran in the paper February 21, 2017 on Norma McCorvey’s life. While Norma was not extremely famous, because of her life many lives changed. Norma was the plaintiff in the famous case, Roe vs Wade.

I am sharing her story because of “the rest of the story” of Norma’s life.

Norma did not abort her baby. She put it up for adoption and she deeply regretted that she signed on as the plaintiff in the case.

“I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name,” she told a Senate panel in 1998. “I would like nothing more than to have this law overturned.

Norma is no longer living. So it is up to others to share her story as much as possible. It was probably a heavy burden that she carried. Let us help get this deadly court ruling reversed.

Also know this: Legislators can legally make laws, not Court Justices.

Read Normas full story at: Times Free Press: Cooper: She Never Wanted to Be Roe

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Protests or Prayers for A Nation Divided?


DIVISION IN AMERICA

After Barack Obama’s election in 2008, there arose a grassroots movement concerned about high taxes in America becoming even higher. This group became known as the ‘Taxed Enough Already’ movement or the TEA party. This is what they say about the movement on their web-site and on Wikipedia:

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September 2nd, 2004. Many claim to be the founders of this movement; however, it was the brave souls of the men and women in 1773, known today as the Boston Tea Party, who dared to defy the greatest military might on earth. We are the beneficiaries of their courage.

The movement opposes government-sponsored universal healthcare[3] and has been described as a mixture of libertarian,[4] populist,[5] and conservative activism.

After Donald J. Trump’s election another group has become very active. It is the ‘Organizing for Action’ group by Barack and Michelle Obama. However, it was organized three years before Trump became president

OFA was begun on January 18, 2013 by Chairman Jim Messina (Obama’s 2012 campaign manager)[8] and First Lady Michelle Obama  in order to mobilize support behind the president’s legislative and political agenda.

One question that seems to be relevant is this. If Obama’s term of office is over, why does the OFA still exist? Not being an insider, I only know what is being reported and what seems to be demonstrably true. The group now trains and produces protestors to keep President Trump’s agenda from becoming reality and keep Obama’s legacy in place.

Both groups are politically active, albeit, they have different methods. While the TEA party sometime organizes meetings and rallies they primarily support political candidates and attempt to change election outcomes. OFA organizes protests rallies and encourages members to confront Republican elected officials. Their main goal is to protest and intimidate already elected officials by demanding legislation go their way while the TEA party want to change who is elected.

Both groups are disliked by the other side and demonstrate how divided we are as a country.

WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?

Jesus did not leave us in doubt. He told us all we need to know about how to fix what ails our country. He told us that we will not continue to exist if the division does not end.

But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. Luke 11:17 Matthew 28:18-19 – And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. 

But if we pray, we can be assured that God will hear us.

 And He told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. Luke 18:1

THE APOSTLES KNEW THE POWER OF PRAYER

 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to His will he hears us.  And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15

NATIONS SHOULD SERVE GOD

Psalms 33:12 – Blessed [is] the nation whose God [is] the LORD; [and] the people [whom] he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

Isaiah 60:12 – For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, [those] nations shall be utterly wasted.

2 Chronicles 7:14 – If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Proverbs 14:34 – Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin [is] a reproach to any people.

CONCLUSION

 Political action groups may have a place in society and may do some good, but often do more harm than good. God is not a God of confusion and where there is confusion, we know it is not of God. Prayer on the other hand and obedience to God is always profitable. Americans need to pray.

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My Lord and my God…


THE DEATH OF DOUBT

In Our Daily Bread devotional for February 13, 2017, Tim Gustafson wrote a devotional about the disciple called ‘Doubting Thomas.’ It is an excellent devotional.

While reading “The Death of Doubt“, I began to think  of my recent posts. There are those among us who, rather than blessing others by proclaiming the risen Lord, go door to door sowing seeds of doubt. I speak of those planting the seeds of Arianism.

Thomas probably did not realize that just as Christ expelled his own doubts that day, he would give an answer to anyone deceived by reading or listening to a follower of Arius. This is because Thomas recognized Christ as both risen Lord and God the Son.

THOMAS CALLS JESUS BOTH LORD AND GOD

According to the Greek interlinear, in both Mark 12:29 and John 20:28  the Greek word Θεὸς  is the word God. Here are the verses:

And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:  Mark 12:29

28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” John 20:28

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:  Deuteronomy 6:4

I am thankful that our Lord had the gospel writers record Thomas’s words.

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Final look at Watchtower vs the Holy Bible


 


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FINAL LOOK AT WATCHTOWER VS HOLY BIBLE

Spending time checking out Watchtower claims against the Bible has left me exhausted and a little depressed. There are four very troubling aspects to this sect or religion.

1.) The most troubling problem I see with Watchtower’s teaching is their failure to recognize or acknowledvge the deity and Personhood of the Holy Spirit and Christ. This causes them to miss the blessings of the work of the Holy Spirit and they  fail to understand what the Jews understood i.e., Jesus is God.**

2.) The second most troubling problem with Watchtower is their belief that the Bible has errors and their willingness to add and detract words, trying to make the Holy Scripture fit Watchtower doctrine.

3.) A third problem is their method of teaching salvation. 

4.) The fourth problem that is very depressing is their willingness to take conjecture or their own ideas and teach them as truth. One example is their teaching and conjecture  that the “harvest began in 1914” and Watchtower is the “wise and discreet servant” of whom Jesus spoke.

The above problems with Watchtower are very troublesome, especially considering these facts:

THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

A.) Without the Spirit, we cannot know the truth.

“I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth. John 16:12-13  “the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you” (John 14:17)

B.) If we do not rely on the Holy Spirit, how are we able to please God? He clearly states: 

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 

C.) The Spirit allows the redeemed to have assurance of salvation.

“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” Romans 8:16

D.) The Holy Spirit grieves. He prays for us, counsels and teaches us.

ADDING OR DETRACTING FROM THE BIBLE

When they rewrite or translate John 1:1 to say “the word was a god” rather than “the word was God” they fail to explain (at least not on their web-site) what they mean by Christ being “a god.” Their entire religion is built on the idea that there is “one God.” When they say Christ is “a god” are they not placing Christ in the same category as Baal? Worship of anything or anyone other than YHVH is always forbidden, yet nowhere do we find a commandment against or condemnation for worshiping Christ. THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE! A star led the wise men to the place where he lay. They came to WORSHIP Him.* His disciples WORSHIPED Him the night He calmed the storm. The writer of Hebrews wrote:

And again, when He brings the firstborn into the world, He says, Let all God’s angels WORSHIP Him. Hebrews 1:6

Watchtower is exclusive. They would exclude everyone from God’s grace who doesn’t follow the Watchtower doctrine and teaching.

BY FAITH IN CHRIST OR BY WATCHTOWER

I find that Christ is both inclusive and exclusive. Here is what I mean. Christ includes all who repent of sin and follow Him. Only those who  refuse to repent and trust Christ are excluded.

For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. Revelation 22:7

The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

Whoever believes in Him is not condemned

Watchtower excludes those who do not join Watchtower and believe their doctrine. But God excludes:

… whoever does not believe (in Him) is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. John 3:18

No, I tell you. But unless you repent, you too will all perish.
Luke 13:3 

DECEPTIONS TAUGHT BY WATCHTOWER BASED ON CONJECTURE

Jesus is Michael the Archangel…

Christ returned in 1914…

If prophecy fails, it can then be called a prediction rather than prophecy…

Everyone doesn’t have to be born again, just the 144,000 who will enjoy heaven…

The only name that honors God is Jehovah and true Christians will use that name only…

Service to God is going door to door and distributing Watchtower and inviting people to meetings…

People will be misled if they read the Bible without a Jehovah’s Witness explaining to them what they have read…

Please pray for Jehovah’s Witnesses that they might see and receive the truth.

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**The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.”

 *saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

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