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Apakah John Hagee dan CNN memprediksi antikris akan muncul tahun 2016 ?

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Saat ini sedang ramai dibicarakan tentang prediksi akan “proklamasi” jatidiri sang antikris.Banyak pendapat yang dilontarkan baik oleh para rohaniawa, pengamat bahkan juga orang awam. Tokoh-tokoh yang banyak diperhatikan ucapannya antara lain John Hagee.

John Charles Hagee (lahir April 12, 1940) adalah pendiri  dan pendeta senior Amerika Serikat dari Gereja Batu Penjuru (Cornerstone Church) di San Antonio, Texas,  gereja besar Karismatik dengan lebih dari 20.000 jemaat.Hagee aktif juga sebagai  chief executive officer (CEO) dari perusahaan non-profit nya, Televisi Pekabaean Global  (GETV).

Berikut transkripsi kotbah John Hagee

Kuda -kuda penyingkapan pewahyuan fasal enam ayat lima as we continued our products series the
Empat Penunggang Kuda Pewahyuan dengan Kuda hitam bencana kelaparan ijinkan saya mengulas in the White Kuda membawa mereka untuk Antikris ia segera muncul di
panggung sejarah dunia dia akan menipu ia akan menjadi diktator global
sebagai diktator ia akan berkepribadian ganda terhadap Alkitab.  Alkitab dengan jelas mengajarkan bahwa dia akan
diurapi oleh Setan sendiri untuk menghancurkan bumi ia akan mempesona di Eropa untuk mengambil tanda di tangan kanan mereka atau di dahi mereka atau
untuk dibunuh ia akan datang perdamaian menjanjikan ke Israel untuk jangka waktu tujuh
tahun dan ia akan membatalkan perjanjian itu dan 42 bulan ia akan mencitrakan dirinya di
kota Yerusalem bagi dunia untuk menyembah dia sebagai ia menetapkan
agama satu pemerintahan dunia satu-dunia dan mata uang satu dunia — ini
Minggu salah satu koran keuangan utama di dunia kali keuangan menelepon
untuk menghapuskan uang tunai dalam waktu yang akan menjadi kenyataan
yang keras merah kekuasaan perang diberikan kepadanya untuk menghapus peach dari bumi
dalam khotbah ini saya membangun fakta Alkitab bahwa kesepakatan nuklir amerika dengan
iran memang pada kenyataannya perjanjian dengan kematian dan neraka kata-kata diambil dari
Yesaya pasal 28 untuk 14-90 jika kongres amerika serikat
tidak memilih turun kesepakatan nuklir dengan  memveto- bukti itu akan menjamin perang di Timur Tengah dan segera dan menonton perang yang
dimulai itu tidak akan menghentikannya akan menyebar ke Amerika dan dunia yang Anda butuhkan untuk mendapatkan
the Sherman next week to green horse is this the global impact of the Islamic
culture or the CIA Factbook says green is official color of the Islamic faith
you don’t want to miss the Charmin today the Black Horse of famine read with me
revelations 6 vs five and six Redding when he opened the third shield I heard
the third living creature say come in she so I looked and behold a black horse
and he who shot only it had a pair of scales in his hand and I heard of all is
in the midst of the four living creatures saying a quarter of weed
ordinary lives and three-quarters of barley Forden areas and evil harm to the
oil and to the wine
Abba Bapa kami berterimakasih untuk Firman-MU  ijinkan kami di sini dan menerima kebenaran today because kami melangkah pada momen akhir the dispensation of
grace just before the Keen appears in the clouds of heaven with all of his
glory and all the Bride of Christ you may be seated the Black Horse of famine
have you ever been hungry I mean not just momentarily trying to satisfy your
appetite but the eighteen clothing sensation that dominate your thoughts
every waking minute of the day or night I was flying back to America from israel
i sat down on the plane beside the Jewish man in his sixties who indeed 10
hours of flight and conversation became a lifelong
for in his name was Saul wine glass he lived in New York City he was a
Holocaust survivor when i sat down next to him on the plane us all the number
that had been tattooed on his wrist by the nuances he told me the heartbreaking
story of his life his parents and his eight siblings were captured by th
Nazis and Poulin I’m pleased in the ghetto their people slept in one small
room on the floor there was no food food disappeared the dead people who starved
to death were stacked on the sidewalks and they were picked up each morning
bike will barrels and carried off like human garbage then they took the train
ride to our switch in the bitter cold which was a living hill in and of itself
calls parents and seven brothers and sisters died announcement page called
told me our favorite pastime walrus sitting in the bunk shit night to
remember and tell are starving friends the best meal we had ever eaten and
great detail we were human skeletons skin and bones we lost so much weight we
didn’t recognize each other then we lost so much weight we didn’t recognize
ourselves he told being tossed her no large and human speech can possibly
express the pain and the agony of starving to death he said I ate dry
grass trying to fill my stomach was something that would make the pain go
away the question will america’s soon see the Black Horse of famine running
across our nation I say yes and I’ll tell you for the next few minutes wine
first meet Sang Kuda Hitam ketandusan third she was broken down the black
Horschel famine rages under the products page of history she him and all of his
prosthetic terror
it’s easy to picture this powerful horse blackest car holds pounding trying
heaving nostrils flared
clashing with anger at the human race the rider holds a balance in his hand
and the boys come from Heaven saying the words of the text of I read a quarter of
weed for Dan areas ordinary house was a template goal workers daily wage meaning
it took him all he made in a day to buy a quart of who you are three quarts of
barley for denarius and do no harm to the oil in the wine in Roman times
barley was cheaper than grain was the cheapest rain even that substituted for
wheat corn could only make a one meal a day for a labor and leave no food for
his wife or children starving people in the coming global famine of the Great
Tribulation will kill each other for food what about the oil into line this
is the food of the rich and the powerful the Antichrist is going to be able to
control all of the food on planet earth He will give the all in the wine meaning
the best foods to the rulers to the commanders to the subordinates who back
to him and help him run his global empire they will stock their shelves
with the finest choice products from the state owned supermarkets but the matches
will starve to death you seen this in the Holocaust it’s exactly like Hitler’s
Nazi commanders who ate the finest foods of Europe while Jewish Holocaust people
were just a few feet away
starving to death walking human skeletons looking for anything to stop
the pain in their stomach the shadow of the coming black horses covering over
America so I asked the question who owns america
glad thirty years ago actually more than that but there is enough I asked what
are used for foreign country began to buy up america’s farmland and then
became a global crisis they harvested crops shipped to China to some of the
foreign country so I did some research I want you to see the chart but it up
please
the state’s the color orange have sold two percent or more of their farmland to
foreign investors 2 percent more because you can’t find out how much more because
large land purchases are made by shadow corporations that hide the identity of
the real purchase the following stage have sold two percent or more of their
farmland to China listen from the top left they are Washington Oregon
California Nevada Arizona New Mexico Colorado Arkansas Louisiana Mississippi
Alabama Georgia Florida South Carolina main and Michigan think about that
Los Angeles Times headline quote China look abroad for greener pastures that’s
the headline on the story says and I quote China is buying hundreds of
thousands of acres in america listen to the Chinese bloggers we want to bring

America’s sunshine land and water back to china meaning they want to buy the

land here
harvest the grain here with the sunshine here with the water from here put it on
a ship and send it back to china the LA Times control continues China’s largest
pork producer was paid four point four point seven billion for Smithfield Foods
and acquired more than a hundred thousand acres of farmland in on
transaction into quote lol America just where do you think these foods are going
to be taken in a time when there’s a national food shortage not america in
most countries it’s against the law
law to sell farmland to a foreign scholars don’t blame China blame
america’s foolish leaders who are so foolishly allowing our release date to
be bought away from us
the liberator of Israel Moses the lawgiver Moses the man who saw God
face-to-face at Mount Sinai was one of the greatest profits in the Bible when
you know world history and read moshus predictions for Israel in Deuteronomy
2928 it’s enough to make jails run up and down your spine
moshus prophesied to Israel that the black horse or famine was coming to
Israel question knowing that God created is real knowing that God lodges alleges
first-born son knowing that God loves the Jewish people as the apple of his
eye why would God allow the Black Horse a famine to come to Israel Moses gives the
shocking answer loud and clear
America we should listen europe you’re watching this telecast you should do
dinner on me 2847 Moses said because you did not serve the Lord your God joyfully
and gladly ship that would mean jobs only and gladly in the time of your
prosperity therefore in hunger and thirst and neck ignition dire poverty
you will serve the enemies the Lord sins against Jew who settled the role shins
against you he will put an iron you own your neck until cheese has destroyed jus
end of quote that’s not my statement that’s in the Bible
Moses describes the Roman siege of Jerusalem in 70 80 in Deuteronomy 28 53
258 listen to the whole story that motions right to run me 2853 begins
because of the shock range your enemies will inflict on you during the siege you
will eat the fruit of your womb the flesh of your sons and daughters the
Lord your God has given you Moses continues even the most gentle and
sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother his wife
or his surviving children and he will not give to one of them any of the flesh
of his children that he is eating that’s in the Bible it will be all that he has
left because of the suffering here enemy will inflict on mute during the siege of
your city’s Moses rides again
quote the most gentle incentive woman among you sensitive in general that she
would not venture to touch the ground with the soul of her foot will bring her
husband she loves and her son or daughter the afterbirth from her room
and the children she bears listen for in her dire need she intends to eat them
sick
secretly because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on nude during the
siege of the city’s at Sahara story that’s almost beyond grass green
fast-forward to Ezekiel Ezekiel prophesied the black Horschel famine was
coming to israel and he shared and he shall know that I am the Lord he is a
cool makes the statements three times in one chapter and use that I am the Lord
why is God doing this because man and his arrogance has ignored the Lord
because man and his arrogance has simply treated God as something that’s optional
and has gone after $1 drafts things you should know that I am the Lord lie
because the nation
it does not george slick and gladly serve the Lord will come under the
judgment of the Lord that’s not my promise that’s God’s promise fast
forward two thousand years from Ezekiel is seventy eighty in the city of
jerusalem the role on 10th religion has surrounded the city in siege in Doha
wrote that Moses under G cool prophesied is about to happen in israel like
america is today had turned its back upon the Lord listen to the exact words
from the sejarawan akbar abad pertama Flavius Josephus jerusalem s
fallen to the Romans after months of starvation deaths and unspeakable horror
Josephus put his spin department and record his eyewitness account of the
jerusalem siege he shaves throughout the city people are dying of hunger in large
numbers and enduring unspeakable suffering in a treehouse the merest hint
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of food sparks violence and close relatives failed to blows snatching from
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satu dengan lainnya
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the pitiful support of life he continues no respect was paid even to the dying
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who were searched encased they were hiding a marshal of food in their
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clothes clothing jones’ Josephus right driven with hunger like mad dogs lawless
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gangs when staggering in reading through the streets battering up on the doors of
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jerusalem like drunkard and so bewildered that they broke into the same
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house tools during times in the same our Josephus continues but why I told the
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commonplace rubbish of the things that happen what I’m going to give you an
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account of his enact unparalleled by the Greek shuttle barbera
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Hara he says among the residents of the region beyond Jordan was a woman named
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Mary she had a daughter Eleazar she was she was well off and have a good faith
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family and had fled to jerusalem with her relatives where she became involved
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in the siege most of her property had been stolen by these she grew wary of
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trying to find food for her family
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Josephus right so driven by fury and want she committed a crime against
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nature she’s in her child and infant at her breasts she cried quote my poor baby
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why should I keep you alive in this world of war and famine remember that a
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tense religion has surrounded jerusalem no one has been in or out for months
even if we live to the Romans common get us they will make Schlienz slaves and
anyway you hunger will get us before the slavery does and the rebels in jerusalem
or Crumar than both come with food from me and with these words she killed her
son rose did his body
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swallowed half of it and stored the rest in a safe place in to quote think about
that why did Moses say thousands of years before Israel listen america
Deuteronomy 28 47 because you did not serve the Lord your dog joyfully in
gladly share that with me joyfully and gladly in your time of prosperity their
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foreign hunger and thirst and neck admission poverty you will serve the
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enemies the Lord has sinned against you and he will put an iron you go on your
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left until he has destroyed you for those of you who think of God as a
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doting grandfather of hanging in space his feet with nothing to do I am sure
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you he is almighty he is all powerful and he is in total control
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heels not mystified by the arrogance of the white house he is not stupefied by
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the power of China and Russia he is an all powerful God and all my key
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all-knowing all-powerful God who rules the earth is greater than the graded
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higher than the highest
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the supreme law giving praise on the house all the Millennials 14 down you’ve
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had it so good so long you you’d never believe this would ever happen in your
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generation in where the Reuters report August 29 that was yesterday in
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Venezuelan a two year old woman was trampled to death outside estate
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supermarket where 75 people were injured when 5,000 people stampeded to get food
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in a supermarket that had just received food from a local politician coat due to
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the storage of food the desperation is enormous
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the paper carried pictures of the supermarket with nothing but bare
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shelves because the black horse or famine is riding across Venezuela right
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now
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question America serving the Lord God joyfully and gladly in our day of
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prosperity the answers absolutely not won the name of God is marked in public
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schools and colleges and universities and by our government and let me tell
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you how important god’s name is to him he gave no loud his name to be known by
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humanity for hundreds of years after he called moses deliberate Israel because
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his name is sacred and if you’re running around using it in name macho your
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punching your ticket for a one-way ticket to the gates of hell that’s a
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fact that’s in the Bible president our president said Americans no longer
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Christian nation in his mind that may be true but in my mind we are still one
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nation under God

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right now the United stage military personnel were being court-martialed
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because of their Christian beliefs a dedicated marine officer was kicked out
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on the court because she had the words no weapon formed against me shall
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prosper on her computer
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the military has embraced witchcraft think about when we go to battle we call
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on who will call upon the Lord he said if you call on other garbage I will not
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hear you when you bring their horror films shown on television of Planned
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Parenthood selling baby body parts
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Planned Parenthood murdered over 300,000 children last year in abortions and our
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tax dollars made that possible
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god almighty is watching it she judged Israel his firstborn he will shortly
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judge the United States of America lol congress the citizens of America call on
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you to defund Planned Parenthood their behavior is barbaric its pagan god stop
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it and stuck it now
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military is now open to Satanism in witchcraft the Bible says all nations
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that forget God are turned into Hell five the Supreme Court five lawyers that
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no UN should assume voted for decreed that same-sex marriage is now acceptable
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in America now has the Supreme Court in heaven says it’s an abomination
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that means just not acceptable now and it’s not acceptable in the future and
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it’s not acceptable and when you stand before God on the day of judgement God
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could care less what the UE Supreme Court says he’s gonna judge you out of
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supreme justice of this divine touch I know that’s not politically correct but
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I’m tired of political correct I wanna be right for once in awhile
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cult movies books games Ouija boards in america Satan has his own church the
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Bible says remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy that’s not a recommendation
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it’s a command the Sabbath is the first fruits of your week what you do on the
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Sabbath day of the Lord’s Day Sunday consecrate the rest of the week if you
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don’t honor guard on the first day of the week there’s nothing you can do to
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consecrated the rest of the week that’s a Bible teaching own first fruits just a
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thought for question if you don’t go to god’s house on earth why should he take
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you to his house in heaven
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the collapse of the traditional family this week I saw on television a police
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officer asked a teenage girl Oscar optimistically what are you gonna do
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with the rest of your life
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jim’s I’m gonna get pregnant showing good on low-fare Thank You Lyndon Baines
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Johnson for the great society and that’s the aftermath of it
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wake up here the warnings of Moses and his CQ because you did not serve the
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Lord George Flynn gladly in the time of your prosperity there 430 wilshire of
the enemy’s the Lord is going to send to you god did it to Israel the apple of
his eye he will do to america the black Harshal famine is riding across the
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stage of prophecy right now God is no respecter of persons what God has done
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God will do there are seven Bible signs got his anger with an Asian these are
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not my opinions they are in the Bible there they are given to Moses let me say
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this very clearly write it down if you think you’ve missed it there is no such
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thing as the law of Moses
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you baptists pentecostals are falling off the couch at home calling upheld and
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making a reservation for me I wanna see it again
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there is no such thing as the law of Moses the truth is there’s the mall
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god-given through motions the inspiration of the Holy Spirit second
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Timothy 3:16 all Scripture is given by inspiration of God God’s word begins
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with Genesis one and one in the beginning God created the heavens and
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the earth that’s where truth begins believe that our believe nothing God our
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Creator he controls the judge of all the earth he is my 200 incall powerful child
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born in the house
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shines in the Bible that God indicates anger with the disobedient nation again
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in the book of Deuteronomy chapter 28 the first sign as crisis in the city
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courage shall you be in the city Deuteronomy 28 16 consider Baltimore
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riots games rule the streets the hands of policemen or try right now across
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america there’s an attack being made on the police officers of this nation if
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there was ever a time to stand up and to defend the bin and women in blue who are
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the thin blue line between us and the barbarians in the street that time is
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right now
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Khurshid shall you be in the city Moses said again consider Ferguson the hands
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of the police are being tried the streets are running lose Los Angeles
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according to the lapd there are four hundred and fifty active gains in the
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city of La with at least a hundred and twenty thousand career gang members
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career gang members mean they make their living as a thug many of those gangs
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have existed for fifty years they represent a criminal empire the state of
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california is bankrupt there’s a high price for load living in its coming back
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to haunt America Chicago fifteen people were murdered just a few weekends ago
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al capone shot seven people in the garage and his call to this day the st.
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Valentine’s Day Massacre fifteen people were shot in Chicago by chevel thugs and
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is remembered not thirty days it’s just become part of the norm it’s a sad day
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when we can look at one of our cities and she 15 dead citizens in the street
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and forget about it we’ve become desensitized to brutality the second
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sign of God’s judgment on our nation is the curse of their finances dorama 2817
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person shall you be in your basket and store basket and store is economy
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america’s almost 19 trillion dollars in debt and growing by the minute we’re
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robbing our children of their future our grandchildren their taxes in the future
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to pay off our national debt is going to be so high that our children and
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grandchildren will literally be slaves of the state solution obey the Word of
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God probably gonna do seven says the bar or is the slave to the lender america is
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the slave to China because we are allowing politicians to continue
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spend our children’s future and throw it away you ladies and gentlemen of America
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can turn that around this next election cycle stopped dead heads to Washington
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that all they know how to do which spins been saying somebody that will do the
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right thing and balance the budget of the united states of america Deuteronomy
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28 4237 the Aegean whose among you shall getting charged over you and he should
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be the head to head means the decision maker and you should be the tail this is
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talking about illegal alien those of you who go here know that shuttle years ago
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I preached a whole sermon on the bible’s position on immigration and here it is
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in sixty Seconds Deuteronomy 28 4349 who’s among you shall get in charge over
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you and Shelby the head and good decision-maker this is happening in
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america the media is reporting that 43 million illegal aliens are in America
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right now they’re demanding free food free housing free medical care for you
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education and the right to vote right now and last week the right to have guns
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if that happens there given the right to vote right now you can kiss this country
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goodbye the alien among those will be the decision maker we simply cannot put
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them the Bible position on immigration is this legal immigration yes
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the Bible demands that every person treat people who have come to this
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country legally will honor with kindness to give them the privileges and rights
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are being a citizen and that we accept immediately as she pulls in a great
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democratic society that’s the Bible’s position illegal immigration know this
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is the book of law no nation is obligated to take in criminals rapists
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murderers paedophiles drug lords the fact is unlimited illegal immigration
will destroy this nation in every way you can stop back
the 49 judgment of God is on the nation is expressed biker should be the fruit
of your body
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2818 is talking about abortion proverbs six extinctions 16 God page hands that
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shed innocent blood on every doctor or nurse in every Planned Parenthood
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facility in america to listen God Almighty
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your man who calls you are committing murder have enough moral courage to quit
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and walk out
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right now is in the process of buying the land and building a facility where
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teenage girls who are pregnant and want to save their baby can go there and live
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until that baby is born and that baby be adopted out to a Christian family so
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that they can have a happy wholesome life rather than being chopped to pieces
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in a planned parenthood
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signed a God is angry god is staying in Deuteronomy 28 32 May 23 24 the Lord
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shall make the reign of your land to powder and their water wars in
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California right now
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california’s in the fourth year of a profound drought in the San Joaquin

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Valley it has become a central battlezone kidding farmers against
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environmentalist the environmentalists called the delta smelt a little fish
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about that long as an endangered species so the states surveyed this large body
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of water and found six of them sold billions of gallons needed for crops is
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now going to fish in the ocean
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how stupid is that
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farmers are plowing up thousands of food producing a curse because there is no
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water water skipping to face paula creamer the president of California Farm
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Bureau said quote 39 million people in California going through a sustained
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drought who shows the rain gods but we’re running him all remember we’re no
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longer Christian nation under God in heaven looking down and saying I just
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wonder how long you gonna take the Gulf I think it’s time for the Church of
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Jesus Christ to stand up and be what we’re supposed to be we’re supposed to
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be salt and light and when the salt has lost it’s often is good for nothing but
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to be trampled on the reason we’re being run because we shut off and backed up as
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for me and my house I’m done with that this time to push back and we all the
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Salton life that can take this country
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shine as the collapse of the family drama 2832 Shelby trophy wife but
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another man July with her but speaks of a high divorce rate that speaks of great
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immorality adultery that’s the portrait of america in 2015 the American home is
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under fire
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dads let me talk to you for just a second God places the spiritual
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responsibility for the family on your shoulder
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not the schoolhouse not the church else your house my kids to school to learn
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how to read the Bible learn how to pray I told them that I told him that and God
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hold you responsible for that not your wife about the Boy Scout leader this
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season 6
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father provoke not your children but you train them in the fairly admonition of
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the Lord and the word train there is a Greek word jim not from which we get
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gymnasium you train your child go over and over and over in the principles of
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righteousness like a coach would train aboard to shoot a basketball baseball
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football do it over and over and over until right just misses ingrained into
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their hearts and in their mind by your leadership and no one elses
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I call on everyone who wants to see America survive to start by getting your
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family together because the Family Institute building block for ever
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society and when it starts to disintegrate society disintegrates get
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your family to get their stay together
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pray together play together the family is the cornerstone of America and right
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now its crumbling like a child sand castle on the beach in closing the black
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horses about to race onto the stage of human history family is going to come to
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america is going to be preceded by food shortages I have recommended for a long
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time that every family of our church at six weeks of food and bottled water in
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their pen jury the worst that can happen to you is that you eat it you can
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actually save money you know buying ahead because six weeks from now it’s
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going to be higher and you extrapolate that to 52 weeks you’ll make more money
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buying a girl she’s early then you will on your 501 K
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401 K think about it
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joyfully gladly me again
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down here that brings you talk about those thought I wish that serb donut
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down there
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have you forgotten God in the day of prosperity have you forgotten to readers
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were have you forgotten to honor is how do you steal your time and think your
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going to happen to you dishonor the name of the Lord is just simple things that
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really mean alot to go in your life that you have a confession to God can you
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hear the beach at my car is coming for you and you’ll be here when they can’t
remember every word of the show and wish that you had made it right with God the
message I have given you has nothing to do with the thoughts of John Hagee every
word has come from the pages of God’s Holy Word is going to happen is going to
happen
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are you pleased I am one of your initial audience can see pastor there is secret
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shit in my life there are things that I have done that I know disqualify me from
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being a part of the rapture of the church I have not honored the name of
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the law have not sure of the Lord joyfully or gladly I have looked at
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faith as a bird an obligation as joy and gladness if that describes you would you
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slip your hand up right where you are in the shipbuilding ship it high
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god bless you dozens of Eurasian Union in the balcony let me show you I want to
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have a prayer with you as pastor match this song I surrender all I want you to
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walk the aisles and stand right here and you and I have a prayer and whatnot
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prayers over the angels of dog I’m gonna write your name in the Lamb’s Book of
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Life dedicated to the Lord Jesus at Cornerstone Church August 2015 under the
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Troubled God showers before you get to your car and it could have gone
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dimensions on the sheet the king of law
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I want you to come
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more than a hundred
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there’s no I won’t in Europe South America Africa I want you to pray this
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prayer Heavenly Father in the name of the Lord Jesus cries
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I ask you to forgive me at all about clinton’s me from all unrighteousness
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and come into my heart and life today
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shaved Lord Jesus Christ from this day forward I will read and I will obey it I
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will be your servant you will be Mike Sherman savior I am the clothes I am the
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sheep until I am now ready but through the blood of Jesus and Jesus name
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the greatest decision
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long day and head down and rejoice that this day happen
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Bible says believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be baptized church give you
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that opportunity to be bad does it does mean you’re joining our church johnnie
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it means you if you would like to be baptized at our next baptismal service
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I’d like you to follow this Minister you’ll be back in about three to five
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minutes you’ll know when the next baptism is and what’s required for you
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to be there as they could we give them a warm hand for the way
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why the angels in heaven a jump in the fidel right now
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shares 11 shoulders the angels in heaven with joy
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that didn’t come I want you to find a place of prayer before this day is over
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I’m just simply confession we are that close
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talking about in teaching about fifty years ago are now happening on the
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newspaper virtually every day we are that the Lord bless you may the Lord
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keep you and may the Lord make his face to shine upon you may the Lord be
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gracious unto you and give you my you walk in the confidence of knowing that
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the blood of Jesus Christ will never lose its power it has redeemed us from
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the power of sin and Satan we are liberated we all royalty pool of blood
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of heaven is flowing through our Bange lift up your heads and rejoice
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redemption but until then I just put on the whole armor of God and fight the
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good fight and be victorious in the authority of Jesus and all of God’s
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children should praise the Lord

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(text asli) horses of the Apocalypse
revelation the sixth chapter first five as we continued our products series the
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with the Black Horse of famine let me review
briefly in the White Horse is carrying them to Christ he is soon to appear on
the stage of world history he will be a deceiver he will be a dictator a global
dictator he will be a living doubles for the Bible clearly teaches that he will
be anointed by Satan himself to destroy the earth he will soar she ever
personally Europe to take his mark in their right hand or in their forehead or
to be killed he will come promising peace to Israel for a period of seven
years and he will break that treaty and 42 months he will shut up his image in
the city of Jerusalem for the world to worship him as he establishes a
one-world religion a one world government and a one world currency this
week one of the major financial papers in the world the financial times call
for the abolishing of cash in time that’s going to be a reality
the red harsh of war power was given unto him to remove peach from the earth
in this sermon I establish the Bible fact that america’s nuclear deal with
iran was indeed in fact a covenant with death and hell the words are taken from
Isaiah chapter 28 for fourteen to ninety if the congress of the united states
does not vote down this nuclear deal with the rain and I mean make it
veto-proof it will guarantee war in the Middle East and soon and watch that war
starts it will not stop it will spread to America and the world you need to get
the Sherman next week to green horse is this the global impact of the Islamic
culture or the CIA Factbook says green is official color of the Islamic faith
you don’t want to miss the Charmin today the Black Horse of famine read with me
revelations 6 vs five and six Redding when he opened the third shield I heard
the third living creature say come in she so I looked and behold a black horse
and he who shot only it had a pair of scales in his hand and I heard of all is
in the midst of the four living creatures saying a quarter of weed
ordinary lives and three-quarters of barley Forden areas and evil harm to the
oil and to the wine
father God thank you for your word let us here and receive
its truth today because we’re walking in the final moments of the dispensation of
grace just before the Keen appears in the clouds of heaven with all of his
glory and all the Bride of Christ you may be seated the Black Horse of famine
have you ever been hungry I mean not just momentarily trying to satisfy your
appetite but the eighteen clothing sensation that dominate your thoughts
every waking minute of the day or night I was flying back to America from israel
i sat down on the plane beside the Jewish man in his sixties who indeed 10
hours of flight and conversation became a lifelong
for in his name was Saul wine glass he lived in New York City he was a
Holocaust survivor when i sat down next to him on the plane us all the number
that had been tattooed on his wrist by the nuances he told me the heartbreaking
story of his life his parents and his eight siblings were captured by th
Nazis and Poulin I’m pleased in the ghetto their people slept in one small
room on the floor there was no food food disappeared the dead people who starved
to death were stacked on the sidewalks and they were picked up each morning
bike will barrels and carried off like human garbage then they took the train
ride to our switch in the bitter cold which was a living hill in and of itself
calls parents and seven brothers and sisters died announcement page called
told me our favorite pastime walrus sitting in the bunk shit night to
remember and tell are starving friends the best meal we had ever eaten and
great detail we were human skeletons skin and bones we lost so much weight we
didn’t recognize each other then we lost so much weight we didn’t recognize
ourselves he told being tossed her no large and human speech can possibly
express the pain and the agony of starving to death he said I ate dry
grass trying to fill my stomach was something that would make the pain go
away the question will america’s soon see the Black Horse of famine running
across our nation I say yes and I’ll tell you for the next few minutes wine
first meet the Black Horse of famine the third she was broken down the black
Horschel famine rages under the products page of history she him and all of his
prosthetic terror
it’s easy to picture this powerful horse blackest car holds pounding trying
heaving nostrils flared
clashing with anger at the human race the rider holds a balance in his hand
and the boys come from Heaven saying the words of the text of I read a quarter of
weed for Dan areas ordinary house was a template goal workers daily wage meaning
it took him all he made in a day to buy a quart of who you are three quarts of
barley for denarius and do no harm to the oil in the wine in Roman times
barley was cheaper than grain was the cheapest rain even that substituted for
wheat corn could only make a one meal a day for a labor and leave no food for
his wife or children starving people in the coming global famine of the Great
Tribulation will kill each other for food what about the oil into line this
is the food of the rich and the powerful the Antichrist is going to be able to
control all of the food on planet earth He will give the all in the wine meaning
the best foods to the rulers to the commanders to the subordinates who back
to him and help him run his global empire they will stock their shelves
with the finest choice products from the state owned supermarkets but the matches
will starve to death you seen this in the Holocaust it’s exactly like Hitler’s
Nazi commanders who ate the finest foods of Europe while Jewish Holocaust people
were just a few feet away
starving to death walking human skeletons looking for anything to stop
the pain in their stomach the shadow of the coming black horses covering over
America so I asked the question who owns america
glad thirty years ago actually more than that but there is enough I asked what
are used for foreign country began to buy up america’s farmland and then
became a global crisis they harvested crops shipped to China to some of the
foreign country so I did some research I want you to see the chart but it up
please
the state’s the color orange have sold two percent or more of their farmland to
foreign investors 2 percent more because you can’t find out how much more because
large land purchases are made by shadow corporations that hide the identity of
the real purchase the following stage have sold two percent or more of their
farmland to China listen from the top left they are Washington Oregon
California Nevada Arizona New Mexico Colorado Arkansas Louisiana Mississippi
Alabama Georgia Florida South Carolina main and Michigan think about that
Los Angeles Times headline quote China look abroad for greener pastures that’s
the headline on the story says and I quote China is buying hundreds of
thousands of acres in america listen to the Chinese bloggers we want to bring
America’s sunshine land and water back to china meaning they want to buy the
land here
harvest the grain here with the sunshine here with the water from here put it on
a ship and send it back to china the LA Times control continues China’s largest
pork producer was paid four point four point seven billion for Smithfield Foods
and acquired more than a hundred thousand acres of farmland in on
transaction into quote lol America just where do you think these foods are going
to be taken in a time when there’s a national food shortage not america in
most countries it’s against the law
law to sell farmland to a foreign scholars don’t blame China blame
america’s foolish leaders who are so foolishly allowing our release date to
be bought away from us
the liberator of Israel Moses the lawgiver Moses the man who saw God
face-to-face at Mount Sinai was one of the greatest profits in the Bible when
you know world history and read moshus predictions for Israel in Deuteronomy
2928 it’s enough to make jails run up and down your spine
moshus prophesied to Israel that the black horse or famine was coming to
Israel question knowing that God created is real knowing that God lodges alleges
first-born son knowing that God loves the Jewish people as the apple of his
eye why would God allow the Black Horse a famine to come to Israel Moses gives the
shocking answer loud and clear
America we should listen europe you’re watching this telecast you should do
dinner on me 2847 Moses said because you did not serve the Lord your God joyfully
and gladly ship that would mean jobs only and gladly in the time of your
prosperity therefore in hunger and thirst and neck ignition dire poverty
you will serve the enemies the Lord sins against Jew who settled the role shins
against you he will put an iron you own your neck until cheese has destroyed jus
end of quote that’s not my statement that’s in the Bible
Moses describes the Roman siege of Jerusalem in 70 80 in Deuteronomy 28 53
258 listen to the whole story that motions right to run me 2853 begins
because of the shock range your enemies will inflict on you during the siege you
will eat the fruit of your womb the flesh of your sons and daughters the
Lord your God has given you Moses continues even the most gentle and
sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother his wife
or his surviving children and he will not give to one of them any of the flesh
of his children that he is eating that’s in the Bible it will be all that he has
left because of the suffering here enemy will inflict on mute during the siege of
your city’s Moses rides again
quote the most gentle incentive woman among you sensitive in general that she
would not venture to touch the ground with the soul of her foot will bring her
husband she loves and her son or daughter the afterbirth from her room
and the children she bears listen for in her dire need she intends to eat them
sick
secretly because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on nude during the
siege of the city’s at Sahara story that’s almost beyond grass green
fast-forward to Ezekiel Ezekiel prophesied the black Horschel famine was
coming to israel and he shared and he shall know that I am the Lord he is a
cool makes the statements three times in one chapter and use that I am the Lord
why is God doing this because man and his arrogance has ignored the Lord
because man and his arrogance has simply treated God as something that’s optional
and has gone after $1 drafts things you should know that I am the Lord lie
because the nation
it does not george slick and gladly serve the Lord will come under the
judgment of the Lord that’s not my promise that’s God’s promise fast
forward two thousand years from Ezekiel is seventy eighty in the city of
jerusalem the role on 10th religion has surrounded the city in siege in Doha
wrote that Moses under G cool prophesied is about to happen in israel like
america is today had turned its back upon the Lord listen to the exact words
from the greatest historian of the first century Flavius Josephus jerusalem s
fallen to the Romans after months of starvation deaths and unspeakable horror
Josephus put his spin department and record his eyewitness account of the
jerusalem siege he shaves throughout the city people are dying of hunger in large
numbers and enduring unspeakable suffering in a treehouse the merest hint
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of food sparks violence and close relatives failed to blows snatching from
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one another
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the pitiful support of life he continues no respect was paid even to the dying
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who were searched encased they were hiding a marshal of food in their
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clothes clothing jones’ Josephus right driven with hunger like mad dogs lawless
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gangs when staggering in reading through the streets battering up on the doors of
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jerusalem like drunkard and so bewildered that they broke into the same
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house tools during times in the same our Josephus continues but why I told the
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commonplace rubbish of the things that happen what I’m going to give you an
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account of his enact unparalleled by the Greek shuttle barbera
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Hara he says among the residents of the region beyond Jordan was a woman named
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Mary she had a daughter Eleazar she was she was well off and have a good faith
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family and had fled to jerusalem with her relatives where she became involved
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in the siege most of her property had been stolen by these she grew wary of
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trying to find food for her family
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Josephus right so driven by fury and want she committed a crime against
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nature she’s in her child and infant at her breasts she cried quote my poor baby
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why should I keep you alive in this world of war and famine remember that a
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tense religion has surrounded jerusalem no one has been in or out for months
even if we live to the Romans common get us they will make Schlienz slaves and
anyway you hunger will get us before the slavery does and the rebels in jerusalem
or Crumar than both come with food from me and with these words she killed her
son rose did his body
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swallowed half of it and stored the rest in a safe place in to quote think about
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that why did Moses say thousands of years before Israel listen america
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Deuteronomy 28 47 because you did not serve the Lord your dog joyfully in
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gladly share that with me joyfully and gladly in your time of prosperity their
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foreign hunger and thirst and neck admission poverty you will serve the
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enemies the Lord has sinned against you and he will put an iron you go on your
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left until he has destroyed you for those of you who think of God as a
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doting grandfather of hanging in space his feet with nothing to do I am sure
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you he is almighty he is all powerful and he is in total control
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heels not mystified by the arrogance of the white house he is not stupefied by
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the power of China and Russia he is an all powerful God and all my key
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all-knowing all-powerful God who rules the earth is greater than the graded
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higher than the highest
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the supreme law giving praise on the house all the Millennials 14 down you’ve
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had it so good so long you you’d never believe this would ever happen in your
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generation in where the Reuters report August 29 that was yesterday in
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Venezuelan a two year old woman was trampled to death outside estate
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supermarket where 75 people were injured when 5,000 people stampeded to get food
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in a supermarket that had just received food from a local politician coat due to
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the storage of food the desperation is enormous
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the paper carried pictures of the supermarket with nothing but bare
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shelves because the black horse or famine is riding across Venezuela right
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now
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question America serving the Lord God joyfully and gladly in our day of
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prosperity the answers absolutely not won the name of God is marked in public
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schools and colleges and universities and by our government and let me tell
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you how important god’s name is to him he gave no loud his name to be known by
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humanity for hundreds of years after he called moses deliberate Israel because
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his name is sacred and if you’re running around using it in name macho your
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punching your ticket for a one-way ticket to the gates of hell that’s a
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fact that’s in the Bible president our president said Americans no longer
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Christian nation in his mind that may be true but in my mind we are still one
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nation under God

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right now the United stage military personnel were being court-martialed
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because of their Christian beliefs a dedicated marine officer was kicked out
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on the court because she had the words no weapon formed against me shall
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prosper on her computer
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the military has embraced witchcraft think about when we go to battle we call
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on who will call upon the Lord he said if you call on other garbage I will not
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hear you when you bring their horror films shown on television of Planned
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Parenthood selling baby body parts
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Planned Parenthood murdered over 300,000 children last year in abortions and our
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tax dollars made that possible
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god almighty is watching it she judged Israel his firstborn he will shortly
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judge the United States of America lol congress the citizens of America call on
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you to defund Planned Parenthood their behavior is barbaric its pagan god stop
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it and stuck it now
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military is now open to Satanism in witchcraft the Bible says all nations
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that forget God are turned into Hell five the Supreme Court five lawyers that
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no UN should assume voted for decreed that same-sex marriage is now acceptable
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in America now has the Supreme Court in heaven says it’s an abomination
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that means just not acceptable now and it’s not acceptable in the future and
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it’s not acceptable and when you stand before God on the day of judgement God
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could care less what the UE Supreme Court says he’s gonna judge you out of
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supreme justice of this divine touch I know that’s not politically correct but
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I’m tired of political correct I wanna be right for once in awhile
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cult movies books games Ouija boards in america Satan has his own church the
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Bible says remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy that’s not a recommendation
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it’s a command the Sabbath is the first fruits of your week what you do on the
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Sabbath day of the Lord’s Day Sunday consecrate the rest of the week if you
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don’t honor guard on the first day of the week there’s nothing you can do to
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consecrated the rest of the week that’s a Bible teaching own first fruits just a
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thought for question if you don’t go to god’s house on earth why should he take
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you to his house in heaven
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the collapse of the traditional family this week I saw on television a police
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officer asked a teenage girl Oscar optimistically what are you gonna do
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with the rest of your life
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jim’s I’m gonna get pregnant showing good on low-fare Thank You Lyndon Baines
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Johnson for the great society and that’s the aftermath of it
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wake up here the warnings of Moses and his CQ because you did not serve the
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Lord George Flynn gladly in the time of your prosperity there 430 wilshire of
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the enemy’s the Lord is going to send to you god did it to Israel the apple of
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his eye he will do to america the black Harshal famine is riding across the
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stage of prophecy right now God is no respecter of persons what God has done
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God will do there are seven Bible signs got his anger with an Asian these are
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not my opinions they are in the Bible there they are given to Moses let me say
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this very clearly write it down if you think you’ve missed it there is no such
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thing as the law of Moses
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you baptists pentecostals are falling off the couch at home calling upheld and
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making a reservation for me I wanna see it again
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there is no such thing as the law of Moses the truth is there’s the mall
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god-given through motions the inspiration of the Holy Spirit second
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Timothy 3:16 all Scripture is given by inspiration of God God’s word begins
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with Genesis one and one in the beginning God created the heavens and
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the earth that’s where truth begins believe that our believe nothing God our
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Creator he controls the judge of all the earth he is my 200 incall powerful child
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born in the house
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shines in the Bible that God indicates anger with the disobedient nation again
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in the book of Deuteronomy chapter 28 the first sign as crisis in the city
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courage shall you be in the city Deuteronomy 28 16 consider Baltimore
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riots games rule the streets the hands of policemen or try right now across
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america there’s an attack being made on the police officers of this nation if
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there was ever a time to stand up and to defend the bin and women in blue who are
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the thin blue line between us and the barbarians in the street that time is
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right now
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Khurshid shall you be in the city Moses said again consider Ferguson the hands
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of the police are being tried the streets are running lose Los Angeles
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according to the lapd there are four hundred and fifty active gains in the
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city of La with at least a hundred and twenty thousand career gang members
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career gang members mean they make their living as a thug many of those gangs
29:19
have existed for fifty years they represent a criminal empire the state of
29:26
california is bankrupt there’s a high price for load living in its coming back
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to haunt America Chicago fifteen people were murdered just a few weekends ago
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al capone shot seven people in the garage and his call to this day the st.
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Valentine’s Day Massacre fifteen people were shot in Chicago by chevel thugs and
29:48
is remembered not thirty days it’s just become part of the norm it’s a sad day
29:57
when we can look at one of our cities and she 15 dead citizens in the street
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and forget about it we’ve become desensitized to brutality the second
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sign of God’s judgment on our nation is the curse of their finances dorama 2817
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person shall you be in your basket and store basket and store is economy
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america’s almost 19 trillion dollars in debt and growing by the minute we’re
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robbing our children of their future our grandchildren their taxes in the future
30:33
to pay off our national debt is going to be so high that our children and
30:38
grandchildren will literally be slaves of the state solution obey the Word of
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God probably gonna do seven says the bar or is the slave to the lender america is
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the slave to China because we are allowing politicians to continue
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spend our children’s future and throw it away you ladies and gentlemen of America
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can turn that around this next election cycle stopped dead heads to Washington
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that all they know how to do which spins been saying somebody that will do the
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right thing and balance the budget of the united states of america Deuteronomy
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28 4237 the Aegean whose among you shall getting charged over you and he should
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be the head to head means the decision maker and you should be the tail this is
31:45
talking about illegal alien those of you who go here know that shuttle years ago
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I preached a whole sermon on the bible’s position on immigration and here it is
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in sixty Seconds Deuteronomy 28 4349 who’s among you shall get in charge over
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you and Shelby the head and good decision-maker this is happening in
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america the media is reporting that 43 million illegal aliens are in America
32:15
right now they’re demanding free food free housing free medical care for you
32:19
education and the right to vote right now and last week the right to have guns
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if that happens there given the right to vote right now you can kiss this country
32:31
goodbye the alien among those will be the decision maker we simply cannot put
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them the Bible position on immigration is this legal immigration yes
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the Bible demands that every person treat people who have come to this
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country legally will honor with kindness to give them the privileges and rights
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are being a citizen and that we accept immediately as she pulls in a great
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democratic society that’s the Bible’s position illegal immigration know this
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is the book of law no nation is obligated to take in criminals rapists
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murderers paedophiles drug lords the fact is unlimited illegal immigration
will destroy this nation in every way you can stop back
the 49 judgment of God is on the nation is expressed biker should be the fruit
of your body
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2818 is talking about abortion proverbs six extinctions 16 God page hands that
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shed innocent blood on every doctor or nurse in every Planned Parenthood
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facility in america to listen God Almighty
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your man who calls you are committing murder have enough moral courage to quit
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and walk out
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right now is in the process of buying the land and building a facility where
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teenage girls who are pregnant and want to save their baby can go there and live
34:44
until that baby is born and that baby be adopted out to a Christian family so
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that they can have a happy wholesome life rather than being chopped to pieces
34:55
in a planned parenthood
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signed a God is angry god is staying in Deuteronomy 28 32 May 23 24 the Lord
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shall make the reign of your land to powder and their water wars in
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California right now
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california’s in the fourth year of a profound drought in the San Joaquin

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Valley it has become a central battlezone kidding farmers against
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environmentalist the environmentalists called the delta smelt a little fish
35:40
about that long as an endangered species so the states surveyed this large body
35:47
of water and found six of them sold billions of gallons needed for crops is
35:53
now going to fish in the ocean
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how stupid is that
36:07
farmers are plowing up thousands of food producing a curse because there is no
36:13
water water skipping to face paula creamer the president of California Farm
36:19
Bureau said quote 39 million people in California going through a sustained
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drought who shows the rain gods but we’re running him all remember we’re no
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longer Christian nation under God in heaven looking down and saying I just
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wonder how long you gonna take the Gulf I think it’s time for the Church of
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Jesus Christ to stand up and be what we’re supposed to be we’re supposed to
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be salt and light and when the salt has lost it’s often is good for nothing but
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to be trampled on the reason we’re being run because we shut off and backed up as
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for me and my house I’m done with that this time to push back and we all the
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Salton life that can take this country
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shine as the collapse of the family drama 2832 Shelby trophy wife but
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another man July with her but speaks of a high divorce rate that speaks of great
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immorality adultery that’s the portrait of america in 2015 the American home is
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under fire
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dads let me talk to you for just a second God places the spiritual
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responsibility for the family on your shoulder
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not the schoolhouse not the church else your house my kids to school to learn
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how to read the Bible learn how to pray I told them that I told him that and God
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hold you responsible for that not your wife about the Boy Scout leader this
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season 6
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father provoke not your children but you train them in the fairly admonition of
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the Lord and the word train there is a Greek word jim not from which we get
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righteousness like a coach would train aboard to shoot a basketball baseball
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football do it over and over and over until right just misses ingrained into
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their hearts and in their mind by your leadership and no one elses
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I call on everyone who wants to see America survive to start by getting your
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family together because the Family Institute building block for ever
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society and when it starts to disintegrate society disintegrates get
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your family to get their stay together
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pray together play together the family is the cornerstone of America and right
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now its crumbling like a child sand castle on the beach in closing the black
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horses about to race onto the stage of human history family is going to come to
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america is going to be preceded by food shortages I have recommended for a long
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time that every family of our church at six weeks of food and bottled water in
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their pen jury the worst that can happen to you is that you eat it you can
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actually save money you know buying ahead because six weeks from now it’s
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going to be higher and you extrapolate that to 52 weeks you’ll make more money
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were have you forgotten to honor is how do you steal your time and think your
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going to happen to you dishonor the name of the Lord is just simple things that
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really mean alot to go in your life that you have a confession to God can you
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hear the beach at my car is coming for you and you’ll be here when they can’t
remember every word of the show and wish that you had made it right with God the
message I have given you has nothing to do with the thoughts of John Hagee every
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are you pleased I am one of your initial audience can see pastor there is secret
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shit in my life there are things that I have done that I know disqualify me from
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being a part of the rapture of the church I have not honored the name of
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the law have not sure of the Lord joyfully or gladly I have looked at
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faith as a bird an obligation as joy and gladness if that describes you would you
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slip your hand up right where you are in the shipbuilding ship it high
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god bless you dozens of Eurasian Union in the balcony let me show you I want to
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have a prayer with you as pastor match this song I surrender all I want you to
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walk the aisles and stand right here and you and I have a prayer and whatnot
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prayers over the angels of dog I’m gonna write your name in the Lamb’s Book of
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Life dedicated to the Lord Jesus at Cornerstone Church August 2015 under the
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Troubled God showers before you get to your car and it could have gone
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dimensions on the sheet the king of law
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I want you to come
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there’s no I won’t in Europe South America Africa I want you to pray this
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prayer Heavenly Father in the name of the Lord Jesus cries
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I ask you to forgive me at all about clinton’s me from all unrighteousness
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and come into my heart and life today
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shaved Lord Jesus Christ from this day forward I will read and I will obey it I
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sheep until I am now ready but through the blood of Jesus and Jesus name
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I’d like you to follow this Minister you’ll be back in about three to five
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minutes you’ll know when the next baptism is and what’s required for you
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to be there as they could we give them a warm hand for the way
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why the angels in heaven a jump in the fidel right now
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shares 11 shoulders the angels in heaven with joy
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that didn’t come I want you to find a place of prayer before this day is over
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I’m just simply confession we are that close
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talking about in teaching about fifty years ago are now happening on the
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newspaper virtually every day we are that the Lord bless you may the Lord
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keep you and may the Lord make his face to shine upon you may the Lord be
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gracious unto you and give you my you walk in the confidence of knowing that
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the blood of Jesus Christ will never lose its power it has redeemed us from
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the power of sin and Satan we are liberated we all royalty pool of blood
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of heaven is flowing through our Bange lift up your heads and rejoice
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redemption but until then I just put on the whole armor of God and fight the
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good fight and be victorious in the authority of Jesus and all of God’s
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children should praise the Lord

Halau rubah perusak kebun anggur (bagian Kidung Agung)

By: Eddy Sriyanto.

Tangkaplah bagi kami rubah-rubah   itu, rubah-rubah yang kecil, yang merusak kebun-kebun anggur,  kebun-kebun anggur kami yang sedang berbunga! 

Kidung Agung  2:15

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image by: Robert Bateman

Dalam Alkitab, hanya ditemukan kata rubah dalam Kidung Agung. Rubah adalah sejenis hewan liar,termasuk karnivora kecil. Terdapat 27 spesies rubah, yang merupakan hewan omnivora dan anggota terkecil famili Canidae (mamalia yang berhubungan dengan anjing). Jenis ini adalah sangat kecil dan larinya sangat pesat melesat. Anggur dalam Alkitab bicara tentang sukacita, tentang penyembahan.

Rubah dapat ditemui di semua benua, hidup di hutan, semak-semak dan padang pasir. Kebanyakan rubah makan tikus,  kelinci, telur burung, serangga besar ,buah yang sudah matang dan daging bangkai.

Nah,   pertama adalah bahwa rubah-rubah itu dalam mengejar mangsanya telah menerobos tatanan pohon-pohon anggur sehingga rusak.

Kedua, bahwa rubah-rubah itu memakan buah-buah anggur yang sudah ranum.Musuh tahu, bahwa ia tidak bisa merusak batang maupun akar tanaman anggur.Kini yang ia mangsa adalah buah-buahnya. Dalam Galatia 5:22 dikatakan bahwa : “Tetapi buah   Roh   ialah: kasih,   sukacita, damai sejahtera,   kesabaran, kemurahan, kebaikan, kesetiaan,  kelemahlembutan, penguasaan diri.  Tidak ada hukum   yang menentang hal-hal itu.”

Justru perusak kebun anggur bukanlah binatang yang besar. Ia adalah rubah-rubah kecil yang tangkas, mampu memanjat batang dan cabang anggur karena ringan. Kadangkala orang Kristen menyepelekan hal-hal kecil. Dosa seperti mabuk, mencuri, membunuh,berzinah adalah dosa-dosa yang sangat jelas . Justru hal-hal kecil dapat menjadi permasalahan besar . Kesalahan kecil seperti iri hati, kepahitan, tidak mengampuni, tidak menjaga perkataan dapat menjadi pemicu bagi dosa-dosa besar berikutnya. Karena iri hati, Kain membunuh Habil. Karena tidak disiplin,maka Daud berzinah dengan Betsyeba. Karena ceroboh, Simson jatuh dalam dosa.

Hanya dengan hubungan pribadi yang baik dengan Tuhan maka kita dapat menjaga “kebun-kebun anggur kita”

Firman Tuhan dan motor motivator pengembangan diri

Tahukah Anda bahwa sekarang ini buku-buku tentang pengembangan diri adalah buku yang paling laris manis di pasaran? Para penerbit, termasuk para penulis tentunya dapat membaca dengan jeli kebutuhan pasar, yaitu kehausan akan apa yang dinamakan “penggembungan identitas diri”.

Apakah orang-orang Kristen termasuk dalam pasar ini? Sayang sekali karena jawabannya adalah “ya”. Banyak orang Kristen yang sangat giat mengikuti seminar-seminar dan pelatihan-pelatihan seperti ini, karena penyelenggaranya adalah juga notabene orang Kristen. Bahkan banyak pembicara Kristen yang dengan sengaja menerjunkan diri dalam bisnis pengembangan diri ini. Apakah salah? Ya, apabila usaha-usaha ini didasari oleh:

1. Rasa “kurang percaya diri pada Kristus”, atau lebih buruk lagi “tidak percaya diri pada Kristus”. Jadi, kehidupan Kristennya tidak dimulai dengan mati dan bangkit dalam Kristus, bahwa sesudah itu kita menjadi ciptaan baru di dalam Kristus, yang lama sudah berlalu dan yang baru sekarang adalah Kristus yang hidup di dalamku. Mengapa ini menjadi awal yang penting? Karena tanpa keselamatan di dalam Kristus, pengembangan diri hanyalah usaha untuk memperbaiki “manusia lama” kita. Orang yang demikian tidak akan pernah bisa percaya penuh pada Kristus, karena ia sebenarnya belum menerima anugerah keselamatan, di mana hanya Kristuslah yang dapat memberikannya.

2. Rasa “kekurangan di dalam Kristus”. Bahwa percaya pada Kristus harus ditunjang dengan usaha pribadi yang dapat memenuhi kehausan akan kenikmatan dan kefanaan duniawi. Hidup yang kelihatan dan yang sementara di dunia ini menjadi fokus utama yang diharapkan dapat memberi bukti bahwa Kristus ada di dalam kita. Karena itu, bagi orang-orang seperti ini, tanpa keberhasilan materi dan tanpa kesuksesan hidup duniawi, maka kehidupan Kristennya dirasa hanyalah omong kosong. Orang yang selalu merasa kekurangan di dalam Kristus adalah orang yang sebenarnya belum mengalami kekayaan anugerah keselamatan Kristus.

Salah satu contoh pembicara Kristen yang terkenal, bahkan ia adalah seorang pendeta yang sukses dalam bisnis memotivasi orang adalah Joel Osteen. Berangkat dari motivasi yang mulia, yaitu menolong orang lain agar berhasil dan mengalami hidup yang lebih baik, Joel Osteen lupa bahwa panggilan sebagai seorang Kristen bukanlah membawa dan menjadikan “manusia lama” kita menjadi lebih baik, tapi membawa “manusia lama” kita kepada Kristus untuk mati sehingga bisa dibangkitkan dan hidup sebagai “manusia baru” yang hidup dalam kepenuhan kekayaan anugerah-Nya. Silakan mengikuti laporan tanyangan wawancara dengan Joel Osteen di bawah ini.

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BAGI JOEL OSTEEN, TEOLOGI BUKAN SUATU KEHARUSAN
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Oleh: Paul Edward

“Saya berusaha membuat mereka lebih berhasil daripada sebelumnya,” begitulah Joel Esteen mengungkapkan apa yang menjadi tujuan akhir organisasi pelayanan pengembangan diri miliknya yang bernilai jutaan dolar dalam sebuah tayangan TV berdurasi dua belas menit di program CBN “60 Minutes” yang berjudul “Joel Osteen Answers His Critics (Joel Osteen Menjawab Kritik-kritik yang Ditujukan Kepadanya)”. Tapi jauh dari yang diharapkan, bukannya menjawab kritik, tayangan tersebut kemungkinan justru membuatnya semakin dihujani kritik.

Dalam tayangan pendek berdurasi dua belas menit itu, Osteen berhasil mengakui bahwa pelayanannya lebih kepada tentang menunjukkan daripada mengajarkan sesuatu yang berisi substansi, bahwa ia segan untuk berdoktrin dan berteologi, bahwa ia tidak bertalenta menjadi pengajar firman Tuhan, bahwa ia lebih memilih untuk memberi inspirasi dan motivasi daripada memenuhi mandat biblika yang diberikan kepada pendeta untuk menegur dan mengajar, dan bahwa apa yang dia ajarkan lebih dekat seperti Dr. Phil dan Oprah daripada Yesus atau Rasul Paulus. Dengan kata lain yang lebih terang-terangan, Joel Osteen, dari apa yang kita lihat, lebih cocok dikualifikasikan sebagai pembicara motivator, dan kurang berkualifikasi untuk dianggap sebagai gembala dan pendeta jemaat Tuhan.

Byron Pitts, reporter CBN News yang mewawancarai Osteen dalam tayangan itu, terus menekankan bagian di mana pengajaran Osteen telah melenceng dari Alkitab dan ortodoksi historis. Pada satu saat, Pitts membacakan sebuah potongan singkat dari buku Osteen yang baru saja dirilis, “Become a Better You”, dan kemudian Pitts memberikan sanggahan, “Sama sekali tidak ada kata Allah dalam tulisan Anda. Sama sekali juga tidak disebutkan tentang Yesus Kristus.” Dan Osteen pun menjawab, “Ada Alkitab di sana yang mendukung semua tulisan saya itu,” sebuah jawaban yang kelihatannya tegas, tapi menunjukkan betapa bahayanya cara Osteen memperlakukan Kitab Suci selama ini.

Osteen tidak memahami bahwa kita tidak membawa kesimpulan tentang hidup dan kehidupan ke Alkitab dan mencari ayat-ayat Alkitab yang mendukung kesimpulan kita itu. Kita seharusnya mengawalinya dengan Alkitab, memelajari ayat-ayatnya dengan saksama, membiarkan Roh Kudus — penulis ayat-ayat itu — memberikan kepada kita kesimpulan-Nya mengenai hidup dan kehidupan. Alkitab bukanlah tulisan pendukung untuk prinsip-prinsip yang Anda impikan untuk menghasilkan “kehidupan yang terbaik” untuk saat ini.

Dengan enteng, Osteen mengakui bahwa ia tidak mampu memperlakukan Alkitab secara tepat, katanya kepada Pitts, “… ada banyak orang yang lebih memenuhi syarat untuk berkata, ‘Ini ada buku yang akan menjelaskan kepadamu tentang Alkitab.’ Saya pikir itu bukanlah talentaku.” Ia menghabiskan hari Rabu sampai Sabtu untuk belajar di rumah menyiapkan khotbah mingguannya. Orang bisa bayangkan bahwa ia dengan rajinnya memelajari Alkitab. Ternyata tidak juga. Ia berkata kepada Byron Pitts, “… aku memikirkannya dalam beberapa hari dan aku kembali ke sini memberi makan jemaat, dan melakukan yang terbaik, menginspirasi mereka dan memberikan cerita-cerita yang bagus, dan membuat mereka terus mendengarkanku ….”

Tidak ada di mana pun di Alkitab yang mengatakan bahwa pelayan Tuhan diperintahkan untuk “menjadi yang terbaik” dan “menginspirasi orang lain” dan “menceritakan kisah-kisah yang bagus” atau bahkan “membuat mereka terus mendengarkannya”. Sebaliknya, firman Tuhan jelas mengatakan bahwa kita dari dalam diri kita tidak mampu untuk memproklamirkan firman Tuhan (2 Kor. 3:5,6); bukanlah tujuan kita untuk menginspirasi, tujuan kita adalah untuk “menegur, mengajar, dan mendorong”; dan kita mencapai tujuan itu tidak dengan “kisah-kisah yang bagus”, namun dengan “segala kesabaran dan pengajaran” (2 Tim. 4:1-6).

Pengajaran atau doktrin bukanlah pusat perhatian Osteen. Osteen berkata kepada Pitts bahwa panggilannya bukanlah untuk membuat orang-orang terkesan dengan “kata-kata Yunani dan doktrin”. Namun, ia memandang panggilannya sebagai membantu orang untuk “memiliki pikiran yang benar pada zaman ini”. Sementara Osteen mungkin menganggap bahwa mengajar firman Tuhan bukanlah talentanya, namun bagaimanapun Tuhan menuntut para pemimpin gereja Tuhan untuk memiliki kemampuan mengajar firman-Nya (1 Tim. 3:2; 2 Tim. 2:24). Dalam hal ini, Osteen telah mendiskualifikasi diri sendiri.

Osteen mengukur kesuksesan pelayanannya bukan dari pertumbuhan spiritual jemaatnya, namun dari “ratusan orang yang berkata kepadanya, ‘Anda telah mengubahkan hidupku.'” Tragisnya, pesan yang seharusnya mengubah begitu banyak orang itu adalah kebohongan (placebo). Osteen menggambarkan substansi pesannya sebagai sesuatu yang mendorong orang-orang untuk “berpikir positif dalam situasi yang buruk, dan itu akan membantu Anda untuk terus memiliki harapan”. Pitts menunjukkan pada Osteen bahwa ada banyak teolog yang menganggap apa yang dikatakannya itu berbahaya, yang kemudian dijawab Osteen, “Aku tidak tahu mengapa memberi orang harapan dianggap sebagai sesuatu hal yang berbahaya.”

Harapan menjadi berbahaya jika harapan itu adalah harapan palsu. Memiliki sikap berpikir positif saat rumah sekeliling saya terbakar mungkin akan memberi saya harapan, namun satu-satunya hal yang dapat menyelamatkan saya adalah keluar dari rumah yang terbakar itu. Harapan memang dapat membuat orang bertahan, namun tak akan memberikan keselamatan. Osteen lebih menunjukkan pada orang bahwa harapan akan menyelamatkan mereka, bukan Yesus Kristus yang adalah satu-satunya Orang yang dapat membebaskan kita dari dosa (yang diistilahkan Osteen sebagai “situasi buruk”). Jaminan yang sejati di tengah tragedi hidup dan pencobaan tidak datang dengan percaya pada diri sendiri, melainkan dengan percaya pada Sosok yang membangkitkan Kristus dari kematian, dan menyadari bahwa kita telah dibangkitkan bersama Kristus melalui iman dalam karya Allah yang penuh kuasa, bahwa Allah telah menghapus dosa yang membelenggu kita dan memakukannya pada salib Anak-Nya yang tunggal (Kol. 2:8-15), yang membuat tak seorang pun mampu untuk menghukum dan memisahkan kita dari kasih Allah kepada kita melalui Kristus (Rm. 8:31-39). Dalam segala situasi buruk dalam hidup kita, kita lebih dari pemenang — bukan karena kita melibas kesadaran kita dengan terus berpikir positif, namun karena Tuhan selalu membawa kita kepada kemenangan melalui pengorbanan-Nya yang sempurna bagi kita.

Semua pengajaran dan pelayanan Osteen yang salah itu berangkat dari fakta bahwa ia memandang teologi yang serius sebagai sesuatu yang tidak harus ada (optional). Jika kita tahu bahwa cara Joel Osteen mendekati dan menangani firman Tuhan adalah dengan cara yang tidak serius (casual), kita akan cukup tahu untuk menjauhkan diri dari pelayanannya, sebuah pelayanan yang mengaku menyiapkan orang untuk memiliki kehidupan yang terbaik, namun ternyata belum dapat melakukan apa-apa untuk menyiapkan mereka pada sebuah keabadian di luar kehidupan ini karena yang Osteen tahu hanyalah kehidupan di dunia ini saja. Ia belum meluangkan waktu untuk memahami Alkitab pada tingkat yang cukup dalam untuk menyadari bahwa “jikalau kita hanya dalam hidup ini saja menaruh harapan pada Kristus, maka kita adalah orang-orang yang paling malang dari segala manusia”.
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Paul Edward adalah seorang pendeta dan pemandu acara Paul Edward Program yang disiarkan setiap hari di WLQV di Detroit dan godandculture.com
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Judul artikel: For Joel Osteen, Theology is Optional
Penulis      : Paul Edward
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Kutipan hikmat dari Billy Graham

Sekilas Hikmat dari Billy Graham

Ungkapan hati orang yang menduga hidupnya akan segera berakhir sangatlah penting untuk diperhatikan. Karena itu merupakan seluruh isi hatinya. Kepalsuan dan kepura-puraan tidak lagi menjadi bagian dari kehidupannya karena ia tahu dengan segera ia harus berhadapan dengan Penciptanya.

Billy Graham, penginjil Barat yang paling terkenal di abad 20 baru-baru ini dalam satu wawancara dengan Newsweek berkata bahwa ia tidak lagi punya waktu yang lama di dunia ini. Dalam usianya yang menjangkau 87 tahun, ia sedang melewati tahun-tahun terakhir hidupnya. Pada saat-saat begini apa yang penting dan apa yang tidak penting menjadi sangat kentara baginya.
Katanya, “Sekarang lebih dari sebelumnya, saya meluangkan waktu membaca Alkitab dan berdoa bersama istri saya. Saya melihat setiap hari sebagai anugerah dari Tuhan, dan kita tidak boleh menganggap pasti anugerah itu. Semakin tua, semakin saya melihat pentingnya kekekalan bagi saya secara pribadi.” Pada malam hari, Graham bersama isterinya banyak berbagi tentang apa yang menanti mereka di alam yang baru setelah mereka meninggalkan dunia ini. Katanya, “Saya banyak memikirkan tentang surga, saya memikirkan tentang kegagalan saya di waktu lampau, tetapi saya tahu semuanya telah ditutupi oleh darah Kristus, dan itu memberikan saya satu keyakinan yang besar.
Anak perempuannya, Anne berkata, “Semakin Anda menjadi tua, hal-hal sekunder menjadi tidak penting dan luput dari ingatan. Hal yang utama sekali lagi menjadi hal yang terutama – bagi ayah, hal yang terutama adalah Yesus, mengasihi Tuhan secara total, dan mengasihi sesama manusia seperti diri kita sendiri.” Hal yang dikutip Anne tentang ayahnya juga merupakan Shema atau dua perintah terutama yang menyimpulkan seluruh Kitab Suci, “Mengasihi Tuhan, Allahmu, dengan segenap hatimu, dengan segenap jiwamu dan dengan segenap akal budimu dan mengasihi sesama-mu manusia seperti diri-mu sendiri.” (Kitab Injil Matius pasal 22, ayat-ayat 37-39)
Saat ditanya jika ia diberi kesempatan untuk memulai hidupnya sekali lagi, apakah yang akan ia lakukan, Graham menjawab, “Saya akan meluangkan lebih banyak waktu menyelami Kitab Suci dan teologi. Penyesalan saya yang terutama adalah saya tidak memberikan perhatian yang lebih kepada studi dan pembacaan. Saya menyesalinya karena saya merasa saya bisa lebih “penuh” jika saya lebih mengenal Kitab Suci. Saya mempunyai teman yang dapat menghafal sebagian besar dari ayat-ayat di Kitab Suci, dan itu sangat berarti bagi saya sekarang.” (Baginya hal itu penting karena Graham merasakan sudah mulai kehilangan daya ingatnya.)
Namun tema yang menyimpulkan seluruh pemikiran Graham di hari tuanya adalah kerendahan hati. Ia pasti bahwa imannya dalam Yesus adalah jalan menuju keselamatan. Saat ditanya apakah ia percaya bahwa surga akan tertutup kepada orang Yahudi, Muslim, Buddha atau orang sekuler yang baik, Graham menjawab, “Itu merupakan keputusan-keputusan yang hanya dapat dibuat oleh Tuhan. Sangatlah bodoh bagi saya untuk berspekulasi tentang siapa yang akan diselamatkan dan siapa yang tidak…saya tidak mau berspekulasi tentang hal-hal itu. Saya yakin kasih Tuhan itu absolut. Ia berkata bahwa Ia memberikan anaknya bagi seluruh dunia dan saya yakin Ia mengasihi setiap orang tanpa memandang etiket yang dipakai mereka.
Cara pandangnya yang begitu liberal mungkin akan membuat banyak orang Kristen fundamental tidak senang, tetapi di pandangannya, hanya Tuhan yang tahu siapa yang akan diselamatkan. Sebagai seorang penginjil yang telah menginjili selama lebih dari 60 tahun, Graham dengan setia memproklamirkan pesan Injil bahwa Yesus adalah satu-satunya jalan menuju Surga, tetapi ia juga berkeyakinan, “Bagaimanapun, keselamatan adalah karya Tuhan yang Maha Kuasa, dan hanya Dia yang tahu apa yang ada di dalam hati setiap manusia.”
Memang benar, hanya Tuhan yang tahu tentang keselamatan dan penghakiman bagi manusia di dunia ini. Jikalau kita meneliti keempat Kitab Injil kita akan menemukan bahwa tidak banyak disebut tentang penghakiman bagi orang tidak percaya. Kebanyakan pengajaran Yesus tentang penghakiman menunjuk kepada penghakiman orang percaya. Kita dapat melihat hal ini apakah di Perumpamaan tentang Sepuluh Gadis (Kitab Injil Matius pasal 25, ayat 1-13), Perumpamaan tentang Talenta (Kitab Injil Matius pasal 24, ayat 14-30), Perumpamaan tentang Pemisahan Kambing dan Domba (Kitab Injil Matius pasal 25, ayat 31-46) maupun di Perumpamaan tentang Orang Kaya dan Lazarus (Kitab Injil Lukas pasal 16, ayat 19-31). Penelaahan yang saksama di ayat-ayat itu akan memberitahu kita bagaimana Tuhan akan menghakimi orang percaya.
Kita juga akan menemukan bahwa dalam semua pengajaran Yesus itu, faktor yang menyelamatkan bukanlah sekadar bahwa kita percaya pada Yesus tetapi apakah kita berbuat sesuatu untuk Tuhan. Apakah kita melipatgandakan talenta yang telah diberikan kepada kita? Apakah kita memberi makan kepada yang lapar, mengunjungi orang yang sakit dan di penjara? Apakah kita melihat kebutuhan orang lain dan kita berbuat sesuatu? Singkat kata apa yang dicari Tuhan adalah apakah kehidupan kita menghasilkan buah yang dapat menyegarkan dan memberi penghiburan kepada orang lain.
Maka tidak heranlah, orang seperti Billy Graham di hari tuanya mempunyai keyakinan yang begitu besar tentang masa depannya di kekekalan. Sepanjang hidupnya ia sudah begitu banyak menabur bagi Tuhan. “Saya mempunyai keyakinan tentang kekekalan dan itu adalah hal yang sangat menakjubkan. Saya bersyukur kepada Tuhan karena memberikan saya kepastian itu. Saya tidak takut akan maut. Saya mungkin sedikit takut pada prosesnya, tetapi bukan pada maut itu sendiri, karena saya pikir di saat roh saya meninggalkan tubuh yang fana ini, saya akan berada di hadirat Tuhan.” Tidak ada kemerdekaan yang lebih berarti dari kemerdekaan atas rasa takut akan maut.
Semoga hikmat dan contoh dari seorang tokoh besar Kristiani di abad ini dapat membuat kita lebih bersungguh-sungguh lagi untuk menjalani kehidupan kita sesuai dengan panggilan Tuhan buat kita umatnya.
Sumber: Cahaya Pengharapan Ministries www.cahayapengharapan.org

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Charles Spurgeon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaCharles Spurgeon
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Charles SpurgeonCharles Haddon Spurgeon (June 19, 1834 – January 31, 1892) adalah
England’s best-known and most-loved preacher for most of the second half of the
nineteenth century. Born in Kelvedon, Essex, pertobatannyan to Christianity came
in January 1850 at the age of fifteen. On his way to a scheduled appointment, a
snow storm forced him to cut short his intended journey and turn in to sebuah kapel Methodist Kuno di Colchester where, in his own words: “Allah membuka hati-Nya untuk pesan penyelamatan.”
He preached his first sermon in 1851 and, from the beginning of his ministry,
his style and ability were noted far above average.
In 1852 he became pastor of the small Baptist church at Waterbeach,
Cambridgeshire, and in 1854, after preaching three months on probation and just
four years after his conversion, Spurgeon, ketika itu baru berusia 20, terpanggil to the
pastorate of London’s famed New Park Street Chapel, Southwark (formerly pastored
by the particular Baptist theologian John Gill). Within a few months of his call
his powers as a preacher made him famous.
The congregation quickly outgrew their building, pindah ke Exeter Hall, kemudian ke
Surrey Music Hall. In these venues Spurgeon frequently preached to audiences
numbering more than 10,000 all in the days before electronic amplification. Pada usia 22 tahun Spurgeon adalah pengkhotbah paling terkenal pada saat itu.
In 1861 the congregation menempati tempat permanen to the newly constructed
purpose-built Metropolitan Tabernacle at Elephant and Castle, menyediakan lima ribu jemaat dengan ruang cadangan untuk seribu orang lainnya.
Spurgeon was a Baptist and a Calvinist, but is still known to non-conformists of
many denominations as the “Prince of Preachers” in the tradition of the Puritans
and especially highly regarded amongst Presbyterians and Congregationalists,
although he differed with them over the issue of baptism.
Spurgeon’s sermons were published in printed form every week, and enjoyed a high
circulation. By the time of his death in 1892, dia telah mempublikasikan lebih dari dua puluh lima sampai lima ratus khotbah and forty-nine volumes of commentaries, sayings,
anecdotes, illustrations, and devotions.
It is said that on the death of missionary Dr David Livingstone, a discolored
and much used copy of one of Spurgeon’s printed sermons was found among his few
possessions, along with the handwritten comment at the top of the first page
“Very good, D.L.” He had carried it with him throughout his travels in Africa.
In 1856, Spurgeon married Susannah, daughter of Robert Thompson of Falcon
Square, London, by whom he had twin sons, Charles and Thomas. His widow and sons
survived him. Dia menderita sakit penyakit sampai akhir hidupnya, suffering from
a combination of rheumatism, gout and Bright’s disease, often recuperating at
Mentone, near Nice, France, where he died in 1892.
Spurgeon’s College is a small Bible college named after him.
[edit]Some of Spurgeon’s written works
Able To The Uttermost
According To Promise
All of Grace
An All Round Ministry
Around the Wicket Gate
Barbed Arrows
C. H. Spurgeon’s Autobiography
Chequebook Of The Bank Of Faith, The
Christ’s Incarnation
Come Ye Children
Commenting and Commentaries
Down Grade Controversy, The
Eccentric Preachers
Feathers For Arrows
Flashes Of Thought
Gleanings Among The Sheaves
Good Start, A
Greatest Fight In The World, The
John Ploughman’s Pictures
John Ploughman’s Talks — the Gospel in the language of “plain people”
Lectures to My Students — Four volumes of lectures to students of college
Spurgeon established
Only A Prayer Meeting
Pictures From Pilgrim’s Progress

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Fokus menentukan hasil. Ketika kita fokus kepada apa yang tidak kita miliki hasilnya kecewa. Lebih parah lagi apabila dibandingkan apa yang tidak kita miliki dengan apa yang dimiliki oleh orang lain. Fokus saja dengan apa yang kita miliki, hasilnya pasti ucapan syukur. Lebih hebat lagi bila kita berikan yang kita miliki kepada Tuhan maka Tuhan akan mengembalikan dengan apa yang tidak kita miliki.

Antara otak, pikiran dan jiwa

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Antara Otak, Pikiiran dan Jiwa
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dirangkum oleh Eddy Sriyanto


Aldous Huxley pernah menemukan bahwasanya cukup layak dibicarakan tentang pengalaman mistik dalam pengertian biokimia, psykologi and theologia. Lebih daripada itu,kita layak membahas tentang semua pengalaman manusia dalam berbagai disiplin dan jurusan. Apakah sebenarnya pembahasan tentang otak, hasrat dan Tuhan itu? Dalam apa yang berikut saya paparkan bagaimana pengetahuan tentang proses otak dan pola keyakinan mungkin bertemu, dan kemudian bagaimana konstelasi mungkin meningkatkan pemahaman tentang arsitektur Bizantium dan abad pertengahan sebagai ekspresi nyata dari keyakinan mereka.

Kontroversi telah menandai sejarah pengertian hubungan pengertian antara otak dan pikiran. Satu pendapat yang mengurangi pikiran untuk kimia hayati, meyakini bahwa pikiran hanyalah otak. Dengan demikian, semua aktivitas dapat jelasnya dengan proses yang lebih rendah. posisi lain mengklaim bahwa pikiran adalah independen dari otak, proses maka lebih rendah tidak relevan dengan tujuan yang lebih tinggi.Diantara beberapa paham ini yang ekstrim adalah adalah : tak ada pikiran tanpa adanya otak, tetapi otak tidaklah menunjuk pada pengertian pikiran.

Bukannya ditentukan semata-mata oleh basis biologisnya, Pikiran Adalah Suatu fenomena Yang Muncul. Ini bentuk fitur-fiturnya sesuai dengan alam semesta  di mana ia berpartisipasi. Ini adalah posisi interaksional. Meskipun tidak entitas independen, pikiran mencerminkan dan mengubah realitas yang muncul dari pengalaman manusia.Dalam kata lain, pikiran adalah pengertian manusiawi dari otak

Just as mind is the human meaning of the brain, so God is the theological meaning of mind.That is, all that people have meant by the term “God” — experientially, conceptually, institutionally — constitutes the criterion that determines what matters most to human beings. My argument, then, involves two assumptive leaps: (1) from brain to mind — that is, from physical processes to human significance; and (2) from mind to God — that is, from historically derived values to transcendent values. God represents that for which we have been created and that which we seek in our longing to be and become who we truly are.

In the loose interface between physical data and vivid personal experience — that “space” identified as mind (Gordon Rattrey Taylor, The Natural History of the Mind [Dutton, 19791) — we find clues to the human meaning of human presence. Mind points downward into the organized regularities of the brain and outward toward the emergent qualities of human purposes. To focus on that interface, then, is a new form of empirical natural theology. It is empirical in that it draws on behavioral evidence. It is natural in that it identifies cognitive structuring. Because of this Januslike feature, brain focuses the meaning of mind even as mind enlarges the significance of brain.

In this cross-disciplinary conversation I turn first to what is known about the brain, then to what we understand about belief, and finally, on the basis of that convergence of ideas, to an examination of the cultural symbol-images of Byzantine and medieval architecture, which express both cognitive and cosmic ways of understanding human life.

Both halves are extensions of subcortical, sensory relay centers; the neocortex or new brain is an outgrowth of the old brain. Higher functions have lower connections, though only modest correspondence exists between cognitive activity and specific brain locations. These connections are so intricate that all complex activity draws on every part of the brain. Sederhana sekali, pikiran adalah lebih dari sekedar otak.

This development of differentiated activity in the neocortex gives evidence of the interaction between people and the emerging universes of influence (e.g., family, society, value commitments) of which they are a part. The mind-set or the world as perceived and conceived by the double brain influences everything that happens. With each hemisphere taking the lead over the other in different ways of processing information — as Marcel Kinsbourne points out (“Hemisphere Specialization and the Growth of Human Understanding,” American Psychologist, April 1982, pp. 411-420) — an active organism interacts with an active environment.

Bagian kiri otak mengelola item-by-item dan step-by-step. Logika sempit , kata Kinsbourne, mengakui hanya”sedikit members to any one category” and attends “to detail in small differences.” It observes, organizes and explains things systematically. It is always “on alert,” constantly vigilant, isolating and mastering what needs to be taken into account in accomplishing conscious purposes. In short, it explains what it observes in a rational way.

In contrast, the right half of the brain functions all-at-once and by leaps of imagination. This broad integrative style groups “a wide variety of similar objects or concepts together, paying little attention to detail or difference” (Kinsbourne) It creates a web of connected-ness which blurs differences and emphasizes similarities. It constantly interacts with the environment, responding without labeling. In short, it expresses the felt meaning of what is happening.

In summary, the left mind engages in rational-explanatory processing. The right mind discloses relational-experiential processing. This makes the left vigilant and the right responsive. Neither functions alone. Each depends on what the other contributes. Together they make for unified consciousness and integrated behavior.

But mind points us to features that transcend mind itself. As Augustine put it, “I do not myself grasp all that I am. Thus the mind is too narrow to contain itself. But where can that part be which it does not contain?” Mind is neither its own origin nor its own destiny. There are social, cultural and cosmic contextualizations or universes of influence in which mind participates and which mind shapes. The semiautonomous mind transforms the brain’s regularities into patternings of what is real and right. The way we are made reflects and suggests the way we are meant to become.

Pernyataan bebas menafsirkan apa yang telah terjadi dalam peristiwa sejarah, seperti Keluaran dan Paskah, dengan cara yang membuat eksplisit pentingnya kehidupan manusia. Hal ini mencerminkan strategi rasional-waspada dari pikiran kiri. Untuk membuat hak apa yang nyata membutuhkan pengolahan yang disengaja disengaja. Proklamasi adalah kata-berorientasi pada orang mendengar kebenaran dan bertindak atas dasar itu. “Dengarlah, hai orang Israel…” dan “Kamu telah mendengar firman.. tapi aku berkata kepadamu…” Ini adalah teologi penebusan berorientasi dengan instruksi dan imperatif. Orang-orang yang taat kepada apa yang benar.

Manifestasi, sebaliknya, mengungkapkan proses berirama tatanan alam, memunculkan heran dan partisipasi terlepas dari bahasa formal. Hal ini menunjukkan relasional-respon dari strategi yang tepat-pikiran. Orang mengalami keutuhan Allah dengan cara langsung – yaitu, tanpa mediasi bahasa. Manifestasi adalah object-oriented, dan dengan demikian tidak mampu yang diartikulasikan, dan lebih berpengalaman dari diungkapkan. “Langit menceritakan kemuliaan Allah, dan karna cakrawala karya Tuhan” (Mzm 19: 1). Berikut ini adalah teologi penciptaan berorientasi dengan numinosity dan simbolisme alam. Dunia dari penampilan dirayakan dengan menegaskan kehadiran Allah di mana-mana dan dalam segala hal. Orang percaya kepada yang pada hakikatnya nyata.

Dengan analog, the ways mind works suggest ways in which people have perceived God working: step-by-step in making right the way life is to be and all-at-once in showing forth what is real. The pattern of proclamation — theologies of redemption — makes explicit what is right, articulated and explained, whereas the pattern of manifestation — theologies of creation — keeps vivid what is real, immediately and experientially.

Here is the interpretive leap. The reality of mind connects the brain and the realm of transcendent meaning. The brain does not — and cannot — contain the cosmos. No physiological process adequately accounts for human purposing. Belief patterns, however, do articulate a cosmos; they do order and organize what matters in and to human life. Together, cognitive processes and belief patterns provide a convergence of salient features with which to understand human activity.

How might this convergence of vigilant-rational proclamation and responsive-relational manifestation help us understand the faith and practice of different historical periods, particularly the Byzantine and medieval?

Two forms represent the mind-sets of all-at-once responsiveness and step-by-step vigilance: the imaginative dome of the basilica of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the thrusting spires of the cathedral at Chartres in France. These physical images reveal spiritual perceptions. They re-present where God is and how to get to God. Beyond their historical significance each offer a glimpse of universal meaning. In that sense they are archetypal patterns of what matters in human experience.

Hagia Sophia’s rough exterior belies its exquisite interior. The great dome hovers over the landscape like a vehicle from outer space. Inside, space seems to expand and embrace simultaneously. This symbol-image of the dome presents a unifying vision of reality, including all, affirming all, lifting all up into the light of God.

The vision is simple: one citizenry obeying one law, on the basis of everyone’s believing one creed. Everything emanated from the triumphant Christ, the Pantocrator, the Ruler of the Universe. One dome expressed one reality. The earthly and heavenly realms mirrored each other. The Christian universe and the Greco-Roman world shared common boundaries.

People entered Holy Wisdom basilica through multiple entrances. The many ways reflected their belief in the open quality of human nature and societal roles. Life was process, an ascending to God and a communing with God. People were encouraged to enter in, to be part of the reality which the building represented.

Since everything belonged together, the locus of the holy was “tantalizingly always ambiguous,” as scholar Peter Brown put it. God could be manifested in a physician in Alexandria as likely as in a St. Anthony in the desert or a farmer in a rural village. Whether in the natural order, the communal order or the cosmic order, the really real disclosed itself in varied and surprising ways.

Just as no line sharply divides the piers, columns and stoa of the building, so no boundary sharply divided person from person or group from group. The throne stood open regardless of one’s rank, fortune or ancestry. Open space meant open rules. Anyone could play a big part in the divine drama. All flowed together, creating one magnificent mosaic. The wondrous and diffuse light of the basilica radiated a sense of the pervasive presence of Holy Wisdom.

In contrast, in the West, precision came to full articulation. Chartres Cathedral epitomizes Gothic splendor. For Latin Christianity, the locus of the holy was known. God came down and met humanity in Christ’s sacrifice on the altar.

The cathedral’s two towers reflected two powers: papal and imperial. Both powers derived their authority from God. However, despite the empire’s insistence that papal and imperial power were parallel, the papacy claimed a hierarchical order. Thus the towers of Chartres are unequal, one stretching 27 feet higher than the other. With its closer connection to God the papacy insisted on imperial obedience.

Dalam bukunya On the Trinity, Agustinus telah merenungkan misteri pikiran penebusan Allah. Dalam merenungkan korespondensi antara satu kematian Kristus atas kematian dua kali lipat manusia tubuh dan jiwa, melalui dosa, saya sadar bahwa pengalaman musik harmoni  paling tepat untuk menjelaskan rekonsiliasi itu. Untuk Agustinus, yang harmoni dari oktaf – yaitu, ekspresi musik dari rasio 1: 2 – menyampaikan ke telinga manusia makna misteri) penebusan. harmoni musik, untuk tujuan, menggema kebenaran teologis. harmoni yang akhirnya menemukan ekspresi dalam proporsi Gothic – setara visualnya. Sebagaimana dicontohkan oleh Katedral Chartres, arsitektur abad pertengahan, seperti struktur keyakinan Latin Kristen, diungkapkan kejelasan tiga-dalam-satu: dua menara, satu pintu masuk utama; dua lorong, satu nave; nave, mimbar, apse; dermaga lengkungan, triforium, clerestory; Jendela tiga – semua variasi motif trinitas. Tiga artikel iman membuktikan keberadaan Tuhan. Dengan demikian, orang bisa masuk katedral melalui tiga pencapaian. Masing-masing memiliki tiga pintu masuk; setiap pintu masuk memiliki tiga meningkatnya band tokoh sekitarnya tympanum pusat ruang tersembunyi. Konseptualisasi trinitarian realitas, tempat di mana Allah dapat ditemukan, tetap setiap bentuk dengan cara yang tepat.
Bangunan menyajikan perintah yang jelas harmonisasi kontras tajam. Terbang penopang terus bersama-sama dorong dari arah ke atas dan keluar. Kekuatan-kekuatan menentang kompleks kembali disajikan ambiguitas keterbatasan: waktu versus keabadian, peduli terhadap semangat, memperluas rasa ingin tahu terhadap iman berpusat. Dua kekuatan: satu kekal, spiritual dan benar; yang lain temporal, materi dan terbatas.

Architectural, lalu, Chartres menunjukkan rasionya, dua kekuatan dan aturan yang jelas. Bagian luar mengantisipasi bagian dalam. Dunia sudah ditentukan, the forces definite, the way known. The cathedral made visible the invisible mind of God. The locus of the holy was fixed.

Di bagian dalam kita dibuat terperangah oleh keagungannya. 130 kaki of receding nave menarik mata kita away from the 122 feet of soaring vault. Unlike the impressionistic mosaic of Hagia Sophia’s dome, the two towers and flying buttresses articulate the trajectories of upward and forward. Every part contributes to a breathtaking crescendo of exalted space with clear direction. We are drawn toward the altar with a sense of confidence, harmony and peace.

Tak ada yang mengejutkan. Sekali kita melihat rancangan menara itu. Bagian dalam menyiratkan bagian luarnya. Berhubung the nave is more than twice as high as it is wide, and taut by virtue of its being twice the size of the aisles, we are led irresistibly forward. The intensified atmosphere defined the one “right” way to the holy.

What had originated in pengalaman Augustinian sekarang berakhir dalam penjelasan ilmiah.

Methode telah menguasai rahasia — secara ruang dan perlambang. “Ya” dan “Tidak” of inquiry paralleled the thrust and counterthrust of the building: Anselmian mengatakan “Saya percaya untuk memahami” dan Abelardian mengatakan “Saya memahami untuk percaya.” The rational balance of asymmetrical forces determined the direction and destination of methodical faith. It resolved the opposition of spirit and matter: theologically dalam doktrin, politik dalam supremasi papal , secara arsitektur di Katedral Gothic.

Beberapa pertanyaan whether the method corresponded to reality. The method was the reality: three-into-one concentrated and controlled space. The dialectics of experience solidified into a dominating explanation. The spirelike mind identified what was urgently right in the only way and the only place in which it could be known.

The Byzantine mind-set had lived in a world of its own mystical imagination, seldom modified by empirical observation or rational critique. Constantinople was plated with gold because itwas the New Jerusalem. Realistic and rational processes failed to crystallize. It lived with myopic optimism. In terms of what kita ketahui tentang kerusakan otak belahan sebelah kanan, dapat disebut sebagai “polishing” (Arnold J. Mandell, “Toward a Psychobiology of Transcendence: God in the Brain,” in Psychobiology of Consciousness [Plenum, 1980], 417) Things are seen as better than they are. Difficulties and disturbances are minimized.

Optimistic euphoria was basic to Byzantium. It lived with a sense of the triumphant Christ and little sense of sin, fallenness or a redeeming God. Because no procedure guided the transfer of political power, violence marked every transition. Even when Constantinople jatuh pada tahun 1453, the political reality of Byzantium became the universal state of Orthodoxy. “True” reality continued in the Orthodox Church of Eastern Christianity. From what is known about how the mind works, I infer that Byzantium was deficient in the vigilance of left-mind processing.

In contrast, the medieval mind-set exhibited patterns characteristic of damage in the brain’s left hemisphere — specifically. “tarnishing.” With tarnishing, people view life pessimistically. Things are worse than they appear to others. And the medieval world suffered from an oppressive pessimism. Christ as the terrible judge confronted humanity with its finitude and fallenness. This disturbed processing, embedded as it became in the dialectical method of inquiry (thesis, antithesis, synthesis) , generated polarized and competing forces: rival powers (such as popes versus emperors) , competing orders (such as the simple Franciscans versus the sophisticated Dominicans) , competing pieties (such as natural realism versus Gothic symbolism) , and competing inquiries (such as nominalism’s empiricism versus realism’s idealism) The dialectic between spirit and matter was pressed beyond its limits, resulting in both collapse and rigidification.

Despite these limitations, each mind-set exhibited its own grandeur. The dome hovered in brilliance for a thousand years. And the domelike quality of God manifesting God unpredictably still quickens the imaginative eye of faith. It reminds us of the expansiveness of relational process. It inspires us by its all-at-once responsiveness. Similarly, the spire pointed to the altar as the locus of the holy for a thousand years. And the spirelike quality of God intentionally redeeming humanity still calls to the faithful. It directs us to the intensity of rational articulation. It informs us by its step-by-step vigilance.

The relational strategy of the domelike makes for diversity and the affirmation of everything that is, which means belief in an indicative mode of what already is — or manifestation. The rational strategy of the spirelike contributes to clarity and the insistence on what ought to be, which means belief in an imperative mode of what is yet to be — atau proklamasi.Tatkala kita memasuki suatu kenyataan, kota surgawi,Yerusalem baru, melalui gerbang rasio-gerbang proses penjelasan atau gerbang dari proses antara hubungan-pengalaman,ketika itu kita perlukan semua untuk menjadi diri kita sebagaimana adanya.

Pola pengaturan otak dan rencana manusia memampukan kita menghubungkan otak, pikiran dan Allah dalam suatu cara yang mudah dimengerti dan banyak mengahsilkan buah. Even though brain and belief will never finally converge — in principle — we can discern suggestive constellations such as the one I have sketched. Mind represents the human significance of the brain as well as the theological concepts used to speak about and be faithful to the God who is God of all.

Critics have questioned these sweeping generalizations. While acknowledging these central tendencies, mereka meminta agar diberikan pengecualian. Because of the ambiguity of the evidence, they rightly urge caution.

A close analysis of patterns of belief does disclose variations. Both theologies of proclamation and of manifestation present diversity within their critical tendencies. So too empirical evidence about the brain is more complex than the simple distinction about left and right processing (Sally P. Springer and Georg Deutsch, Left Brain, Right Brain [W. H. Freeman, 1981]) Ambillah contoh yang konkrit, the location of speech dominance in the left hemisphere. That appears in 95 per cent of right-handers suffering from damage in that area, but it appears in only about 61 per cent of left-handers.

When gender is added to the qualification that handedness requires, the generalization about left and right brain-mind becomes less certain. As a rule, verbal and spatial processing are more sharply divided between the two halves for men, sebagaimana verbal dan visual proses cenderung lebih banyak pada otak wanita. Even though we cannot speak of gender-specific differences, we still can identify gender-related differences. Such caution in generalizing about both the brain and belief makes cross-disciplinary talk lebih bernilai sebagai suggestive speculations about loose associations than as firmly established causal connections.

Hubungan antara otak dan kepercayaan adalah terlalu bervariasi. Daftar proses pikiran kiri dan kanan membuat data semakin lebih teratur daripada sebenanrnya. Deskripsi pernyataan dan pengungkapan dapat melukiskan Allah sebagai Penguasa yang terbelah pikirannya. Dialog antara alam ciptaan (alam dan sejarah) dan kekuatan pengampunan (hakekat nyata dan Allah) datang bersamaan dalam pikiran manusia. Sebagaimana William James menegaskan: “Dimana anda punya rencana. disitulah anda memiliki pikiran.” Dan dimana kita memiliki pikiran, disitu kita memiliki makna — suatu panggilan yang berkesinambungan kepada sesuatu yang hakiki manusiawi.

 

Orang yang beriman membuktikan imannya dengan kesetiaan. Sebaliknya , orang yang setia, menunjukkan bahwa dirinya seorang yang beriman

 

c. Dapat bertahan lama, tabah, sabar.

Beriman berarti mengakui bahwa baik dan buruk itu bermanfaat bagi jalan hidup kita. Allah memakai keadaan-keadaan untuk membentuk karakter kita dan membawa kita dekat kepada-Nya. Masalah/ tantangan /kesulitan membawa kita untuk memandang kepada Tuhan dan bergantung kepada-Nya daripada kepada diri kita sendiri.

Yusuf dari “masuk penjara” (Kejadian 39:20-22), Yeremia “dibuang ke dalam perigi lumpur” (Yeremia 38:6), ketiga pemuda Ibrani dibuang ke dalam perapian yang menyala-nyala (Daniel 3:1-26), Daniel masuk ke kandang singa (Daniel 6:16-23), Paulus dari karam kapal sebanyak tiga kali (2 Korintus 11:25), Tuhan bisa mencegah kesemua masalah itu, tetapi Ia tidak melakukannya. Tuhan mengijinkan masalah itu terjadi dan Tuhan memiliki rencana di balik semua persoalan (bandingkan dengan Kejadian 45:4-8 dan Roma 8:28).

Pemahaman bahwa “turun ke lembah dan naik ke bukit merupakan bagian dari penyelenggaraan ilahi”, membuat kita dapat bertahan lama (tabah dan sabar) di dalam menyikapi setiap keadaan. Fokus kita adalah kepada rencana Allah dalam hidup kita, bukan kepada penderitaan atau masalah kita (bandingkan dengan Ibrani 12:2a). Kita akan hidup oleh karena ketabahan/kesabaran kita.

d. Setia

Menarik untuk kita pelajari di sini, bahwa ketika Israel menghadapi peperangan melawan Amalek, kunci kemenangan Israel terletak pada tangan Musa yang diangkat (Keluaran 17:11). Tentu saja, sebagai manusia biasa, Musa menjadi penat dan menurunkan tangannya. Akibatnya Israel terpukul kalah. Untuk mengatasi hal itu, Harun dan Hur menopang kedua belah tangannya, sehingga tangannya tidak bergerak sampai matahari terbenam (Keluaran 17:12). Kata “tidak bergerak” dalam bahasa Ibraninya dipakai kata “Emuna”, kata yang sama untuk “iman”. Dalam Keluaran 17:12 ini kata “emuna” dapat diartikan : stabil, tetap, sungguh-sungguh, mantap, dapat dipercaya, setia.

Seperti dua sisi dari sebuah mata uang logam, demikian pula dengan iman. Iman berarti juga setia. Kita akan hidup oleh karena kesetiaan kita. Kita akan hidup oleh karena kemantapan kita. Mantap di dalam mengiring Yesus Kristus dan setia kepada kebenaran-kebenaran-Nya. Apapun yang terjadi.

3. Iman habakuk tampak di dalam kesaksian hidupnya, sehingga di dalam kegelapan yang paling pekat dalam kehidupannya, ia melihat cahaya pengharapan di dalam Tuhan (Habakuk 3:17 – 19).

Sesungguhnya, dengan imannya, maka:

  • tidak ada masalah yang terlalu besar
  • tidak aaada lembah yang terlalu dalam
  • tidak ada beban yang terlalu berat
  • tidak ada tugas yang terlalu sulit

Habakuk menjadi teladan iman bagi kita di dalam berbagai keaadaan! Perlu dicatat di sini bahwa kata Ibrani “Emuna” (Iman/Percaya) berasal dari kata dasar yang sama dengan kata daaalaaam bahasa Indonesia, yaitu : Iman- Amin – Aman. Itu berarti bahwa kita yang memiliki Iman akan sepenuhnyaa mengaminkan janji-janji Allah serhingga amanlah hidup kita

 

Hikmat berdasarkan Alkitab (Bagian 2)


69 Anda tidak dapat menghakimi orang lain, tetapi yang seharusnya anda lakukan adalah menjaga perbuatan kita sendiri.. “Mengapa engkau melihat selumbar di dalam mata saudaramu, sedangkan balok di dalam matamu sendiri tidak engkau ketahui?.” -Lukas 6:41
70 Suara hati adalah sistem peringatan dari Allah. Berbahagialah jika ia menegur anda. Khawatirlah jika Ia diam saja.
Sebab itu aku senantiasa berusaha untuk hidup dengan hati nurani yang murni di hadapan Allah dan manusia. – Kisah 24.16
71 Kalau anda tidak mempertahankan sesuatu, anda pasti jatuh karena apa saja!
Sebab kamu telah dibeli dan harganya telah lunas dibayar: Karena itu muliakanlah Allah dengan tubuhmu! – 1Korintus 6.20
72 Anda tidak pernah boleh membiarkan kesengsaraan menjatuhkan anda, kecuali jatuh berlutut.
Sebab aku yakin, bahwa baik maut, maupun hidup, baik malaikat-malaikat, maupun pemerintah-pemerintah, baik yang ada sekarang, maupun yang akan datang, atau kuasa-kuasa, baik yang di atas, maupun yang di bawah, ataupun sesuatu makhluk lain, tidak akan dapat memisahkan kita dari kasih Allah, yang ada dalam Kristus Yesus, Tuhan kita. – Roma 8.38-39
73 Jembatan terbaik antara pengharapan dan keputusasaan adalah tidur yang nyenyak pada malam hari.
Sia-sialah kamu bangun pagi-pagi dan duduk-duduk sampai jauh malam, dan makan roti yang diperoleh dengan susah payah–sebab Ia memberikannya kepada yang dicintai-Nya pada waktu tidur. – Mazmur 127.2
74 Ingatlah bahwa cerek air, walaupun sesak dengan air panas sampai ke lehernya, ia tetap bernyanyi.
Bersukacitalah senantiasa. …. Mengucap syukurlah dalam segala hal, sebab itulah yang dikehendaki Allah di dalam Kristus Yesus bagi kamu. – 1Tesalonika 5.16,18
75 Memang baik menjadi orang Kristen dan menyadarinya, tetapi jauh lebih baik menjadi orang Kristen yang memperlihatkannya!
“Dengan demikian semua orang akan tahu, bahwa kamu adalah murid-murid-Ku, yaitu jikalau kamu saling mengasihi.” – Yohanes 13.35
76 Penderitaan melihat ke belakang. Kekhawatiran melihat ke sekeliling. Iman melihat ke atas.
Marilah kita melakukannya dengan mata yang tertuju kepada Yesus, yang memimpin kita dalam iman, dan yang membawa iman kita itu kepada kesempurnaan, yang dengan mengabaikan kehinaan tekun memikul salib ganti sukacita yang disediakan bagi Dia, yang sekarang duduk di sebelah kanan takhta Allah. – Ibrani 12.2
77 Kadang-kadang kita begitu sibuk menambah kesulitan kita sehingga kita lupa menghitung berkat-berkat yang kita peroleh.
Aku hendak mengingat perbuatan-perbuatan TUHAN, ya, aku hendak mengingat keajaiban-keajaiban-Mu dari zaman purbakala. Aku hendak menyebut-nyebut segala pekerjaan-Mu, dan merenungkan perbuatan-perbuatan-Mu. – Mazmur 77.12-13
78 Allah dapat menyembuhkan hati yang hancur, tetapi Ia harus memiliki semua kepingannya.
Hai anakku, berikanlah hatimu kepadaku, biarlah matamu senang dengan jalan-jalanku. – Amsal 23.26
79 Beri perhatian lebih besar pada apa pendapat Allah tentang anda daripada apa pendapat orang tentang anda.
Tetapi carilah dahulu Kerajaan Allah dan kebenarannya, maka semuanya itu akan ditambahkan kepadamu. – Matius 6.33
80 Cara terbaik untuk mendapat pembebasan adalah dengan meminta maaf.
… jikalau engkau terjerat dalam perkataan mulutmu, tertangkap dalam perkataan mulutmu, buatlah begini, hai anakku, dan lepaskanlah dirimu, karena engkau telah jatuh ke dalam genggaman sesamamu: pergilah, berlututlah, dan desaklah sesamamu itu; …. Amsal 6.2-3
81 Lupakan diri anda demi orang lain, maka orang lain tidak akan melupakan anda!
“Segala sesuatu yang kamu kehendaki supaya orang perbuat kepadamu, perbuatlah demikian juga kepada mereka. Itulah isi seluruh hukum Taurat dan kitab para nabi. – Matius 7.12
82 Rahasia kepuasan adalah menyadari bahwa hidup ini adalah karunia, bukan hak.
Memang ibadah itu kalau disertai rasa cukup, memberi keuntungan besar. Sebab kita tidak membawa sesuatu apa ke dalam dunia dan kitapun tidak dapat membawa apa-apa ke luar. – 1Timotius 6.6-7
83 Orang yang membawa kegembiraan pada kehidupan orang lain tidak dapat menyimpannya sendiri.
Jangan sesat! Allah tidak membiarkan diri-Nya dipermainkan. Karena apa yang ditabur orang, itu juga yang akan dituainya. – Galatia 6.7
84 Hal-hal kecil dalam hidup inilah yang menentukan hal-hal besar.
Maka kata tuannya itu kepadanya: Baik sekali perbuatanmu itu, hai hambaku yang baik dan setia; engkau telah setia dalam perkara kecil, aku akan memberikan kepadamu tanggung jawab dalam perkara yang besar. Masuklah dan turutlah dalam kebahagiaan tuanmu. – Matius 25.21
85 Kepuasan bukanlah mendapatkan apa yang kita inginkan, melainkan puas dengan apa yang kita miliki.
Kukatakan ini bukanlah karena kekurangan, sebab aku telah belajar mencukupkan diri dalam segala keadaan. – Filipi 4.11
86 Allah ditambah satu orang selalu merupakan mayoritas!
Sebab itu apakah yang akan kita katakan tentang semuanya itu? Jika Allah di pihak kita, siapakah yang akan melawan kita? – Roma 8.31
87 Siapa pun yang bergosip dengan anda akan menggosipkan anda.
Siapa mengumpat, membuka rahasia, tetapi siapa yang setia, menutupi perkara. – Amsal 11.13
88 Yesus akan selalu tahu semua kesalahan anda, tetapi akan tetap saja mengasihi anda.
Akan tetapi Allah menunjukkan kasih-Nya kepada kita, oleh karena Kristus telah mati untuk kita, ketika kita masih berdosa. – Roma 5.8
89 Setiap orang harus mempunyai kuburan untuk mengubur kesalahan sahabat dan orang yang dikasihinya.
Tetapi hendaklah kamu ramah seorang terhadap yang lain, penuh kasih mesra dan saling mengampuni, sebagaimana Allah di dalam Kristus telah mengampuni kamu. – Efesus 4.32
90 Berpikir satu menit lebih besar nilainya daripada satu jam berbicara.
Awasilah mulutku, ya TUHAN, berjagalah pada pintu bibirku! – Mazmur 141.3
91 Anda dapat memperoleh lebih banyak sahabat dengan telinga anda daripada dengan mulut anda.
Hai saudara-saudara yang kukasihi, ingatlah hal ini: setiap orang hendaklah cepat untuk mendengar, tetapi lambat untuk berkata-kata, dan juga lambat untuk marah; …. – Yakobus 1.19
92 Yang penting bukanlah pandangan ke luar, melainkan pandangan ke atas.
Marilah kita melakukannya dengan mata yang tertuju kepada Yesus, yang memimpin kita dalam iman, dan yang membawa iman kita itu kepada kesempurnaan, yang dengan mengabaikan kehinaan tekun memikul salib ganti sukacita yang disediakan bagi Dia, yang sekarang duduk di sebelah kanan takhta Allah. – Ibrani 12.2
93 Sangatlah mudah membesarkan perkara kecil dan menjadikannya pertengkaran.
Memulai pertengkaran adalah seperti membuka jalan air; jadi undurlah sebelum perbantahan mulai. – Amsal 17.14
94 Seni menjadi tamu yang baik adalah tahu kapan harus pergi.
Janganlah kerap kali datang ke rumah sesamamu, supaya jangan ia bosan, lalu membencimu. – Amsal 25.17
95 Yesus adalah sahabat yang tetap mau menyertai sementara yang lainnya pergi menjauh.
“Semuanya itu Kukatakan kepadamu, supaya kamu beroleh damai sejahtera dalam Aku. Dalam dunia kamu menderita penganiayaan, tetapi kuatkanlah hatimu, Aku telah mengalahkan dunia.” – Yohanes 16.33
96 Orang yang paling tidak layak mendapatkan kasih adalah yang paling mengejar-ngejarnya.
Tetapi Aku berkata kepadamu: Kasihilah musuhmu dan berdoalah bagi mereka yang menganiaya kamu.– Matius 5.44
97 Iman artinya menantang jiwa untuk pergi melampaui apa yang dapat dilihat oleh mata.
–sebab hidup kami ini adalah hidup karena percaya, bukan karena melihat– 2Korintus 5.7
98 Roh pencela sama seperti ulat bulu – cuma perlu tersentuh sedikit untuk menyebarkan gatalnya.
Tetapi hindarilah omongan yang kosong dan yang tak suci yang hanya menambah kefasikan. – 2Timotius 2.16
99 Ada dua hal yang membuat jantung bekerja keras – berlari menaiki tangga dan menjatuhkan orang.
Janganlah ada perkataan kotor keluar dari mulutmu, tetapi pakailah perkataan yang baik untuk membangun, di mana perlu, supaya mereka yang mendengarnya, beroleh kasih karunia. – Efesus 4.29
100 Humor bagi hidup sama seperti peredam kejut bagi mobil.
Pada waktu itu mulut kita penuh dengan tertawa, dan lidah kita dengan sorak-sorai. Pada waktu itu berkatalah orang di antara bangsa-bangsa: “TUHAN telah melakukan perkara besar kepada orang-orang ini!” – Mazmur 126.2
101 Kebaikan hati adalah oli yang menghindarkan gesekan dalam kehidupan.
Tetapi buah Roh ialah: kasih, sukacita, damai sejahtera, kesabaran, kemurahan, kebaikan, kesetiaan, …. – Galatia 5.22
102 Hari-hati kita seperti koper – semua berukuran sama – tetapi sebagian orang dapat mengepak lebih banyak ke dalamnya dibandingkan yang lain.
Karena itu, perhatikanlah dengan saksama, bagaimana kamu hidup, janganlah seperti orang bebal, tetapi seperti orang arif, dan pergunakanlah waktu yang ada, karena hari-hari ini adalah jahat. – Efesus 5.15-16
103 Mengampuni adalah membebaskan tahanan dan ternyata tahanan itu adalah ANDA sendiri.
“Karena jikalau kamu mengampuni kesalahan orang, Bapamu yang di sorga akan mengampuni kamu juga. Tetapi jikalau kamu tidak mengampuni orang, Bapamu juga tidak akan mengampuni kesalahanmu.” – Matius 6.14-15
104 Hati yang paling berbahagia adalah hati yang mau peduli pada orang lain.
Tidak ada kasih yang lebih besar dari pada kasih seorang yang memberikan nyawanya untuk sahabat-sahabatnya. – Yohanes 15.13
105 Seorang sahabat sejati tidak pernah menghalangi jalan anda kecuali jika anda kebetulan memilih jalan yang salah.
Seorang sahabat menaruh kasih setiap waktu, dan menjadi seorang saudara dalam kesukaran. – Amsal 17.17
106 Tertawa adalah sikat yang membersihkan jaring laba-laba di hati.
Hati yang gembira adalah obat yang manjur, tetapi semangat yang patah mengeringkan tulang. – Amsal 17.22
107 Allah sering menggunakan hal-hal yang sepele untuk menyelesaikan hal-hal yang mustahil.
Yesus memandang mereka dan berkata: “Bagi manusia hal itu tidak mungkin, tetapi bukan demikian bagi Allah. Sebab segala sesuatu adalah mungkin bagi Allah.” – Markus 10.27
108 Orang mungkin meragukan apa yang anda katakan, tetapi mereka akan selalu percaya apa yang anda perbuat.
Jikalau suatu pohon kamu katakan baik, maka baik pula buahnya; jikalau suatu pohon kamu katakan tidak baik, maka tidak baik pula buahnya. Sebab dari buahnya pohon itu dikenal. – Matius 12.33
109 Kasih adalah suara yang dapat didengar oleh orang tuli dan benda yang dapat dilihat oleh orang buta.
Sebab kasih-Nya hebat atas kita, dan kesetiaan TUHAN untuk selama-lamanya. Haleluya! – Mazmur 117.2
110 Saya membuat sebuah peraturan untuk orang Kristen, yaitu: jangan pergi ke tempat di mana Tuhan Yesus tidak mendapat tempat yang lebih layak dari saya sendiri.
Janganlah kamu merupakan pasangan yang tidak seimbang dengan orang-orang yang tak percaya. Sebab persamaan apakah terdapat antara kebenaran dan kedurhakaan? Atau bagaimanakah terang dapat bersatu dengan gelap? Persamaan apakah yang terdapat antara Kristus dan Belial? Apakah bagian bersama orang-orang percaya dengan orang-orang tak percaya? – 2Korintus 6.14-15
111 Yesus dapat mengubah air menjadi anggur, tetapi Ia tidak dapat mengubah sungutan anda menjadi apa pun.
Lakukanlah segala sesuatu dengan tidak bersungut-sungut dan berbantah-bantahan, …. – Filipi 2.14
112
113 Perbuatan yang terkecil lebih baik daripada niat yang terbesar.
Anak-anakku, marilah kita mengasihi bukan dengan perkataan atau dengan lidah, tetapi dengan perbuatan dan dalam kebenaran. – 1Yohanes 3.18
114 Saya sudah menderita banyak malapetaka dalam hidup saya. Padahal sebagian besar malapetaka itu tidak pernah saya alami.
Sebab Allah memberikan kepada kita bukan roh ketakutan, melainkan roh yang membangkitkan kekuatan, kasih dan ketertiban. – 2Timotius 1.7
115 Rasa bersalah berkaitan dengan masa lalu. Kekhawatiran berkaitan dengan masa datang. Kepuasan menikmati masa sekarang.
Kukatakan ini bukanlah karena kekurangan, sebab aku telah belajar mencukupkan diri dalam segala keadaan. – Filipi 4.11
116 Hanya sedikit hal yang perlu disesali oleh orang yang bijaksana.
Hati orang benar menimbang-nimbang jawabannya, tetapi mulut orang fasik mencurahkan hal-hal yang jahat. – Amsal 15.28
117 Berdamai dengan diri sendiri adalah hasil langsung dari perdamaian dengan Allah.
Damai sejahtera Allah, yang melampaui segala akal, akan memelihara hati dan pikiranmu dalam Kristus Yesus. – Filipi 4.7
118 Jika anda ingin membuat pekerjaan yang mudah kelihatan sangat sulit, cukup dengan menunda-nunda mengerjakannya.
Sebab itu berkatalah Yosua kepada orang Israel: “Berapa lama lagi kamu bermalas-malas, sehingga tidak pergi menduduki negeri yang telah diberikan kepadamu oleh TUHAN, Allah nenek moyangmu?” – Yosua 18.3
119 Kasih melihat melalui teleskop, bukan melalui mikroskop.
Kasih itu sabar; kasih itu murah hati; ia tidak cemburu. Ia tidak memegahkan diri dan tidak sombong. Ia tidak melakukan yang tidak sopan dan tidak mencari keuntungan diri sendiri. Ia tidak pemarah dan tidak menyimpan kesalahan orang lain. – 1Korintus 13.4-5
120 Hidup bukanlah suatu masalah yang harus dipecahkan, melainkan karunia untuk dinikmati.
Inilah hari yang dijadikan TUHAN, marilah kita bersorak-sorak dan bersukacita karenanya! – Mazmur 118.24
121 Sedikit keteladanan lebih berarti daripada banyak nasihat.
Saudara-saudara, ikutilah teladanku dan perhatikanlah mereka, yang hidup sama seperti kami yang menjadi teladanmu. – Filipi 3.17
122 Ingatlah bahwa  langkah kejahatan Anda akan meninggalkan jejak-jejak hitam di atas pasir.
Kenangan kepada orang benar mendatangkan berkat, tetapi nama orang fasik menjadi busuk. – Amsal 10.71
123 Kalau anda diberi nama panggilan yang mengambarkan karakter anda, apakah anda akan bangga dengan nama itu?
Nama baik lebih berharga dari pada kekayaan besar, dikasihi orang lebih baik dari pada perak dan emas. – Amsal 22.
124 Mudah untuk mengenali orang yang tidak dapat menghitung sampai angka sepuluh. Mereka selalu berada di dalam jalur cepat jalan raya bebas hambatan.
Kami juga menasihati kamu, saudara-saudara, tegorlah mereka yang hidup dengan tidak tertib, hiburlah mereka yang tawar hati, belalah mereka yang lemah, sabarlah terhadap semua orang. – 1Tesalonika 5.14
125 Kebijaksanaan adalah seni menyampaikan maksud tanpa menyinggung perasaan orang lain.
Ada orang yang lancang mulutnya seperti tikaman pedang, tetapi lidah orang bijak mendatangkan kesembuhan. – Amsal 12.18
126 Diam adalah salah satu argumen yang paling sulit untuk disangkal.
Siapa memelihara mulut dan lidahnya, memelihara diri dari pada kesukaran. – Amsal 21.23
127 Benda pusaka terbaik adalah sahabat lama.
Jangan kautinggalkan temanmu dan teman ayahmu. Jangan datang di rumah saudaramu pada waktu engkau malang. Lebih baik tetangga yang dekat dari pada saudara yang jauh. – Amsal 27.10
128 Jika Anda tidak dapat memberi makan seratus orang, berilah makan satu orang saja.
Karena itu, selama masih ada kesempatan bagi kita, marilah kita berbuat baik kepada semua orang, tetapi terutama kepada kawan-kawan kita seiman. – Galatia 6.10
129 Orang yang membelokkan kebenaran pasti terkena akibatnya.
Saksi dusta tidak akan luput dari hukuman, orang yang menyembur-nyemburkan kebohongan tidak akan terhindar. – Amsal 19.5
130 Hari ulang tahun baik untuk anda. Angka statistik menunjukkan bahwa orang yang paling banyak merayakannya hidup lebih lama.
Ajarlah kami menghitung hari-hari kami sedemikian, hingga kami beroleh hati yang bijaksana. – Mazmur 90.12
131 Kesalahan menjadi tebal ketika kasih mulai menipis.
Tetapi yang terutama: kasihilah sungguh-sungguh seorang akan yang lain, sebab kasih menutupi banyak sekali dosa. – 1Petrus 4.8
132 Satu-satunya cara untuk mendapatkan sehabat adalah dengan manjadi sabahat.
Ada teman yang mendatangkan kecelakaan, tetapi ada juga sahabat yang lebih karib dari pada seorang saudara. – Amsal 18.24
133 Dunia menginginkan yang berbaik dari anda, tetapi Allah menginginkan semua yang ada pada anda.
Jawab Yesus kepadanya: “Kasihilah Tuhan, Allahmu, dengan segenap hatimu dan dengan segenap jiwamu dan dengan segenap akal budimu.” – Matius 22.37
134 Melihat ke belakang berarti mencegah kerusakan-kerusakan yang akan terjadi di masa depan.
Janganlah meninggalkan hikmat itu, maka engkau akan dipeliharanya, kasihilah dia, maka engkau akan dijaganya. …. Bila engkau berjalan langkahmu tidak akan terhambat, bila engkau berlari engkau tidak akan tersandung. – Amsal 4.6,12
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Jangan lakukan dalam kegelapan malam, apa yang anda hindari pada siang hari.
Hari sudah jauh malam, telah hampir siang. Sebab itu marilah kita menanggalkan perbuatan-perbuatan kegelapan dan mengenakan perlengkapan senjata terang! – Roma 13.12

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Saya tahu saya rugi jika saya bertemu dengan orang yang darinya saya tidak dapat belajar apa pun.
… baiklah orang bijak mendengar dan menambah ilmu dan baiklah orang yang berpengertian memperoleh bahan pertimbangan– Amsal 1.5

137 Kejujuran adalah “bab pertama” dalam buku hikmat.
Janganlah membalas kejahatan dengan kejahatan; lakukanlah apa yang baik bagi semua orang! – Roma 12.17
Allah selalu memberikan yang terbaik kepada orang yang menyerahkan pilihan kepadaNya.
Terpujilah Tuhan! Hari demi hari Ia menanggung bagi kita; Allah adalah keselamatan kita. Sela – Mazmur 68.20
Banyak orang keliru antara ingatan yang pendek dengan hati nurani yang jernih.
Sebab itu aku senantiasa berusaha untuk hidup dengan hati nurani yang murni di hadapan Allah dan manusia. – Kisah 24.16
Iman bukanlah kepercayaan tanpa bukti, melainkan kepercayaan tanpa syarat.
Itulah sebabnya aku menderita semuanya ini, tetapi aku tidak malu; karena aku tahu kepada siapa aku percaya dan aku yakin bahwa Dia berkuasa memeliharakan apa yang telah dipercayakan-Nya kepadaku hingga pada hari Tuhan. – 2Timotius 1.12
Hari yang dimulai dan diakhiri dengan doa, sangat sulit menjadi berantakan.
Janganlah hendaknya kamu kuatir tentang apapun juga, tetapi nyatakanlah dalam segala hal keinginanmu kepada Allah dalam doa dan permohonan dengan ucapan syukur. Damai sejahtera Allah, yang melampaui segala akal, akan memelihara hati dan pikiranmu dalam Kristus Yesus. – Filipi 4.6-7
Ketika anda menghadapi godaan nafsu, jangan ragu meninggalkannya.
Sebab itu jauhilah nafsu orang muda, kejarlah keadilan, kesetiaan, kasih dan damai bersama-sama dengan mereka yang berseru kepada Tuhan dengan hati yang murni. – 2Timotius 2.22
Peristiwa yang terjadi secara kebetulan tetaplah mukjizat kecil di mana Allah cenderung anonim.
Siapakah yang dapat memberitahukan keperkasaan TUHAN, memperdengarkan segala pujian kepada-Nya? – Mazmur 106.2
Ada waktunya Tuhan menenangkan badai; ada waktunya Ia membiarkan badai mengamuk dan Ia menenangkan anakNya.
Damai sejahtera Allah, yang melampaui segala akal, akan memelihara hati dan pikiranmu dalam Kristus Yesus. – Filipi 4.7
Tertawa adalah obat penenang murah tapi tanpa efek samping.
Hati yang gembira adalah obat yang manjur, tetapi semangat yang patah mengeringkan tulang. – Amsal 17.22
Masa lalu harus menjadi pemacu loncatan, bukan buaian ataupun pengekang.
Saudara-saudara, aku sendiri tidak menganggap, bahwa aku telah menangkapnya, tetapi ini yang kulakukan: aku melupakan apa yang telah di belakangku dan mengarahkan diri kepada apa yang di hadapanku, …. – Filipi 3.13

Apakah makna kebaikan penuh kasih ?. Jika saya lapar ada orang yang memberi saya sepotong roti, maka itu adalah kebaikan. Tapi, jika ia menambahkan sedikit selai di atasnya, maka itu adalah kebaikan penuh kasih.
Dari Daud. Pujilah TUHAN, hai jiwaku! Pujilah nama-Nya yang kudus, hai segenap batinku! …. Dia yang menebus hidupmu dari lobang kubur, yang memahkotai engkau dengan kasih setia dan rahmat, Dia yang memuaskan hasratmu dengan kebaikan, sehingga masa mudamu menjadi baru seperti pada burung rajawali. – Mazmur 103.1,4,5

Allah tidak pernah mempersoalkan kemampuan kita tetapi kesediaan kita.
Lalu aku mendengar suara Tuhan berkata: “Siapakah yang akan Kuutus, dan siapakah yang mau pergi untuk Aku?” Maka sahutku: “Ini aku, utuslah aku!” – Yesaya 6.8
Cobalah untuk tidak meragukan kemampuan Anda.
Sebab seperti orang yang membuat perhitungan dalam dirinya sendiri demikianlah ia. “Silakan makan dan minum,” katanya kepadamu, tetapi ia tidak tulus hati terhadapmu. – Amsal 23.7
Kegagalan bukanlah alasan untuk tetap terbaring.Kejatuhan bukanlah alasan untuk tetap tergeletak
Sebab tujuh kali orang benar jatuh, namun ia bangun kembali, tetapi orang fasik akan roboh dalam bencana. – Amsal 24.16
Anda adalah ciptaan Allah yang istimewa,tak ada alasan untuk berkecil hati.
Aku bersyukur kepada-Mu oleh karena kejadianku dahsyat dan ajaib; ajaib apa yang Kaubuat, dan jiwaku benar-benar menyadarinya. – Mazmur 139.14
Jangan menggunakan standar ganda dalam menilai seseorang.                           “Berilah dan kamu akan diberi: suatu takaran yang baik, yang dipadatkan, yang digoncang dan yang tumpah ke luar akan dicurahkan ke dalam ribaanmu. Sebab ukuran yang kamu pakai untuk mengukur, akan diukurkan kepadamu.”- Lukas 6.38