Monthly Archives: April 2015

Malachi’s Message – theTrumpet.com

https://www.thetrumpet.com/literature/994/malachis-message

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This book is the little book in Revelation 10, it contains seven strong messages  for God’s own church and the world. This book is sweet and bitter if you understand it.

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Mystery of the Ages – theTrumpet.com

https://www.thetrumpet.com/literature/730/mystery-of-the-ages

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This is the mystery of God that Revelation 10:7 said it would be finished before the seventh trumpet (the second coming of Jesus Christ).
This great book contains WHO and WHAT man is AND how man thinks.

Cyprus in Prophecy (2015)

An important event just happened in Cyprus—and Germany is very much involved.

What Is the Kingdom of God? – theTrumpet.com

https://www.thetrumpet.com/article/7429.20.127.0/religion/bible/what-is-the-kingdom-of-god

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In John 3, Jesus answered some critical questions about who would actually be in the Kingdom of God and how they would get there. Nicodemus, a Pharisee who knew Jesus was a teacher from God, questioned Christ. Notice verse 5: “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot ENTER INTO the kingdom of God.” We clearly see that the Kingdom of God is something one can enter into. How? By being born of water and of the Spirit.

Again, Jesus answered in verse 3, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot SEE the kingdom of God.” The Kingdom of God is also something one might see.

It is the Kingdom of God. GOD IS that Kingdom! Yet God is spirit (John 4:24). In order to see it, we must be born again, which means it must be a spiritual birth, so that we might see God. John 3:6 verifies this: “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit IS SPIRIT.”

Consider this point: If the Kingdom of God—His world-ruling government—has not yet been set up on Earth, and in order to see it, you must be born again, then what does that tell you concerning the popular belief among traditional Christianity concerning born again? There are many sincere people who think they are now born again—and are not. One cannot see the Kingdom of God until a spiritual birth has occurred.

Paul wrote, “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God …” (1 Corinthians 15:50). If you are flesh and blood, then you haven’t seen the Kingdom of God yet. It’s impossible! We won’t see it until our spiritual birth occurs. And that happens when we are resurrected to spirit. “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed [to spirit]” (verse 52).

Jesus Was Born Again

Few people realize it, but Jesus Christ was born again! But it wasn’t the kind of birth traditional Christians believe they have experienced.

Before the universe was created, there were two Beings—God and the Word (John 1:1). In John 1:14, we see that the Word was “made flesh.” At that time, He became the “only begotten [Son] of the Father.” He came in the flesh to overcome and conquer Satan, thereby qualifying to replace him on the throne of this Earth. Jesus qualified to be King of God’s Kingdom. While in the flesh, Jesus also taught and trained disciples in preparation for the beginning of the Church of God. Then Christ was apprehended and eventually crucified so that He might die for us—because all have sinned (Romans 3:23). His life was worth more than all who have ever lived, because God created the universe through Him (Ephesians 3:9).

Who Is the God of This World? – theTrumpet.com

https://www.thetrumpet.com/article/7301.20.126.0/religion/bible/who-is-the-god-of-this-world

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If Satan is the god of this world and the whole world is deceived, as it says in Revelation 12:9, let us now consider how Satan maintains his deceptive influence over the minds of men.

In Ephesians 2:2, the Apostle Paul wrote that the course of this world flows in the direction of Satan, who is the “prince of the POWER of the air.”

Satan, in other words, is a broadcaster. He transmits his signal imperceptibly through the air, much like a radio or television signal is transmitted invisibly across the airwaves. “He does not broadcast in words or pictures,” Mr. Armstrong explained, “but in attitudes of self-centeredness, of vanity, lust and greed, of jealousy and envy, of competition, strife and violence, of hate, resentment, bitterness, of rebellion and resentment against authority. We call it human nature but it is actually Satan nature” (Good News, Aug. 28, 1978).

Human beings acquire this satanic nature soon after birth because the human spirit is AUTOMATICALLY tuned into Satan’s wavelength (see Job 32:8; 1 Corinthians 2:11; Romans 8:7). This satanic influence explains why man, even though equipped with a mind that is vastly superior to the animal brain, is utterly incapable of solving even the simplest of problems.

From the beginning, God intended for man’s mind to combine with His mind—the Holy Spirit—thus completing man’s spiritual creation. He offered man the Holy Spirit through the tree of life. But Adam and Eve rejected that way of life and instead took from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. And so, as it says at the end of Genesis 3, God “drove out the man” and “sent him forth” from the Garden of Eden.

Ever since, man has been CUT OFF from God and His Spirit. He has been held captive to the evil influences and deceptive sway of the prince of the power of the air.

This is why the world is upside-down.

Where Did Christ’s Apostles Go? | Philadelphia Church of God

https://www.pcog.org/articles/1512/where-did-christ-s-apostles-go

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Now consider Peter’s jurisdiction. One of his regions, judging by the opening remarks in his first epistle, was northern Turkey. “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.” Peter didn’t use the word “strangers” in the sense that they were Gentiles. It comes from a Greek word that means resident foreigner or alien.

Peter was fulfilling his Christ-given commission. He was addressing Israelite “strangers” who were dwelling in Gentile lands. And where? Throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia. Whereas Paul was expressly forbidden to enter the northern half Turkey (Acts 16:6-7), Peter was commanded to reach the multitude of “lost sheep” that had been scattered in that area.

Just as there was an immense multitude of “lost sheep” to be reached beyond the Euphrates in the land of Parthia, so there was another multitude—one that Josephus was unaware of—that had migrated northwest of Samaria into the region of northern Turkey.

And these are the territories we can pinpoint after examining just two epistles, written by two of the original 12 disciples.

Think how far the others must have gone. And what about the other war that was raging as James wrote his epistle—the one in Britain? Could it be that some of the apostles made it as far as the British Isles?

It all makes for a fascinating study that can’t possibly be concluded in one short article. That’s why The United States and Britain in Prophecy is an absolute must-read.

Now is the time that God has chosen to reveal Israel’s true identity!

Much more of this fascinating history can be found in Herbert W. Armstrong’s book The United States and Britain in Prophecy. Request a free copy today.

Is There a Dictator in Your Mind? | Philadelphia Church of God

https://www.pcog.org/articles/1505/is-there-a-dictator-in-your-mind

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God wants us to have emotions—to cultivate deep, godly emotion. He wants us to have a proper fear of God. He wants us to hate evil. He wants us to get angry at sin. He wants us to grieve at appropriate times. He wants us to have full joy! He wants us to earnestly yearn for His Kingdom. When we develop these states of mind, we are learning to think like God.

Satan the devil also wants us to have emotions—to cut loose emotionally. He wants us to fear other people. He wants us to hate other people. He wants us to get angry quickly and hang on to that anger for days or weeks. He wants us to grieve over ourselves. He wants us to rejoice over other people’s failures. He wants us to earnestly yearn to go back to sin, one more time!

This battle is going on in your mind!

Evaluate your own life. You are to become an expert at handling problems in a mature way. When troubles arise, you have an awesome opportunity to respond with emotional control—to collect yourself and tackle the problem head on—to make the right decision and to grow in godly character.

Tame that mental dictator. Learn, practice and grow in emotional maturity, and improve your life!