Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
This "presentation" was promised to a brother of mine about 10 months ago. I have only posted the first part which deals with the so-called "last trumpet" of 1 Corinthians 15:52 which is a starting point argument for many, though not all post-tribs.
May it be a blessing to all.
pre-tribulation rapture of the CHURCH
Monday, August 14, 2006
At 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, 7 men and 4 women and a boy hit the streets of down-town Montreal for open-air preaching. We stood at an intersection of Ste-Catherine's street, the nastiest street in the city. We had had us a good Sunday morning service, and were looking forward to preach the gospel to a lost city, hearts-a-pounding.
We began passing-tracts at the 4 corners of the intersection. A few minutes later, one of our elders, a seasoned man, bellowed from an island splitting the road
"PEOPLE OF MONTREAL, THE BIBLE SAYS"
what ensued was awesome. I mean it. We had the listeners, the scoffers, the puzzled, the disgusted, the amused, you name it. 5 of the men, taking turns, hollered their lungs out in English and French, from both sides of the road. Just picture a busy North American Metropolitan hearing the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the reality of hell-fire preached to it open-air. What a blessing. What a joy. It is tremendous to let out everything that you accumulate. Sermons burn your heart to witness, men of God encourage you to speak out. You want to warn the untold millions of hell. We preached God's wrath for sin and His love through His Son. We read Romans 1 and Romans 10 out loud. You should've seen peoples' faces as the list of sins went on, being cried out in the gates of the city
Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
One priest got annoyed. It's odd that Sodom doesn't annoy him but a bunch of King James Bible preaching folks are an eye-sore.
Sometimes you'll get the washed-down believers
" that's not the way to reach people". Their conscience pricks them. Others are very encouraged. We met a few such people. Praise God.
One man who had a license to operate on a street corner scrunched the tract that the little boy gave him and threw it at his head. He gave us a rough time over his 6 meter radius. Like the young boy's father said "there's nothing new under the sun"(Ecclesiastes 1:9), referring to the silversmith of Ephesus (Acts 19:24-25).
Eventually the cops showed up. 3 people had claimed we followed them screaming at them. No such thing occured. We explained ourselves to the cops and claimed the right to preach. Thankfully they went on... with tracts in their hands.
One soul got saved. He bowed his head and prayed behind the traffic light.
Scott Strobel has a sermon entitled "the world's best kept secret". He preaches that Satan has managed to keep secret from people that they need to call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to save them from hell and give them eternal life.
Thousands of people got the message that Sunday. May the Lord God bless the seeds that were planted, send to water them, and give the increase.
They hate him that rebuketh in the gate -Amos 5:10
Thursday, August 10, 2006
John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me:
I have often wondered and tried to imagine how could that work. This morning I had an illumination of the following analogy (if I can call it that).
Think of a chain containing two rings, A and B. A can say "I am in B" and B can say "I am in A". Together they are a chain = one. Yet each maintains its individuality.
I think I can now understand how could Jesus say At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you (v.20).