The Top 10 Enemies To Salvation! Why People Don’t Get Saved!

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(Ver 1.1)  There are a countless number of enemies to salvation.  I want to address the Bible reasons for why people do not get saved.  Maybe you did not realize it, but salvation is not automatic.  Just because God wants you to be saved, does not mean you are saved.  If you read the Bible and study it very carefully you will discover that whatever God has freely given to man, man is required to do something to enjoy it.  So salvation is a partnership agreement between you and God.  God initiated salvation by His grace and you receive it by your faith.  I hope that you understand that concept because it is a spiritual law and is a pattern for how things work in the Bible from cover to cover.

Act 28:28  Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and

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Understanding Spiritual Warfare! The Battle within and the Battle without!

 In Revelation 1:162:1619:15 and 19:21 Jesus is described as having a sword coming from His mouth that He uses to eliminate those that oppose Him in the end of the world.  We can clearly understand that this symbolic sword represents the Words of God being spoken.  To take the Sword of the Spirit in our armor means to speak what God has written in His book called the Bible.  When you speak the Word of God your words carry the same power as if God spoke them.  For example, if someone is coming against you in an attack, you could say “No weapon formed against me will prosper” (Isa 54:17).  This is putting the Word of God in your mouth to counter what Satan is trying to do against you.  You do not go up and say this to a human being, remember they are not your problem.  You say this in the privacy of your home to Satan who is the root cause of the attack.  Do you understand this?

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(Ver 1.3)  This is “Part 1” in a series of lessons on the subject of “Spiritual Warfare”.  This is a new subject for me and a lesson designed for the benefit of those who have been attacked by Satan and do not understand why it has occurred or what to do about it to keep it from happeing again.   Many new Christians are immediately attacked and persecuted because Satan wants to stop God’s Word from developing in their spirits and becoming mature and fruitful.  New Christians are the most vulnerable and usually do not know what to do about this and do not generally understand why God even allows this to even happen to them.  There are many complex factors involved in understanding this problem and I will attempt to at least give you an overview of what is happening in the spiritual realm and why it can occur and what you can…

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Does God Cause Some People’s Hearts to Be Hard? What About Pharaoh?

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Eze 36:26

Do you know this scripture is talking about you?  If you are a Christian, you have this new heart available to you right now!  Did you notice that God said I will take out your “Stony” heart?   Isn’t a “stony” heart a formerly hard hearted person?  This again can be taken incorrectly, as something that God is solely responsible for making happen.  Some people still think like God is the spiritual surgeon who does a spiritual heart transplant surgical procedure in every believer!   But, that would not be a good interpretation of this verse based upon what we have learned.  God says I will replace your stony heart with a soft tender heart of flesh.  

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(Ver 1.4)  This is the Part 1 in an important series of Bible lessons addressing the primary subject of Extreme Predestination.  Many times people read things into the Bible missing what God actually says to make their own independent wrong assumptions.  Ignoring all of the words written on one subject they simultaneously jump to the wrong conclusions based upon selective reading.   Today’s Bible lesson will be a prime example of this type of error in wrong Bible interpreation.  Reading the Bible in isolation and not allowing God to interpret the Bible is one of the most dangerous approaches to take in Bible interpretation.  The Bible will always explain the Bible, but we are required to search the Bible in order to find these explanations.  The explations are not going to come to you and fall into your lap.   I once talked to a man who had graduated from an unnamed theological seminary, who claimed that God causes some people to…

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Bible Significance of Knowledge, Understanding and Wisdom!

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(Ver 1.2)  This is Part 2 in a series of lessons on the subject of Bible Knowledge.  If you would like to start reading with “Part 1” please do that.  What is true Bible knowledge?  How do we this get correct Bible knowledge?  How does knowlege differ from understanding?  Is wisdom the same as knowledge?   These are basic Bible concepts that are probably better covered by the teachings of other ministers of God.  But, I thought I would include a synopsis in order to help those who are not aware of the differences between these three related subjects.  They are certainly related and they each overlap with the other, but yet they are still unique in what they represent to God.  I think many times people look at Knowledge, Understanding and Wisdom and just lump them all together as being different words for the same thing.  Nothing could really be…

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Traps and Pitfalls, Common Mistakes in Bible Interpretation!

For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Gal 6:3

Any man or woman that has a teenager type attitude of thinking very highly of themselves  and their knowledge has already deceived themselves.

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(Ver 1.4)  In today’s Bible lesson I will discuss some of the common mistakes thattoo many  people fall into when attempting to read and understand the Bible.  If you can grasp these concepts it will help you tremendously in understanding the true meanings found in the Bible.  I will give you a list of six or seven things that people tend to do that results in erroneous interpretations.  By avoiding these common tricks, traps and pitfalls that the enemy Satan uses to distract, deceive and confuse us, we can help to avoid being tricked into the common pitfalls of deception and then we can continue to strive to walk in the paths of rightly diveded truths to learn what God desires for us to know today.

NO PRIVATE INTERPETATIONS

This is probably the number one pitfall to erroneous Bible teaching.  It is absolutely esstential to let the Bible interpret itself.  In the Bible, God tells…

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Understanding Satan’s Abilities! Can Satan Read Your Mind?

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(Ver 1.4)  This will be an extremely complex Bible study today of a highly spiritual nature about the spiritual abilities of your enemy Satan.  We will explore many difficult and different scriptures found in the Bible that help us to see the truth.  In studying your enemy you should learn both his strengths and his weaknesses so that you can be better prepared when he comes to tempt, test or attack you.   Satan is definitely this enemy that I am talking about if you are a Christian.  God tells us that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood (people) but the principalities, powers and the rulers of the darkness of this world and the spiritual wicked in high places (Eph 6:12).   The Bible clearly tells us that we are in a spiritual warfare with a spiritual enemy that we cannot see.  Since we do not perceive Satan…

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Christianity, Atheism, and Morality

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In a post that’s sure to get me into trouble with someone, I’d like to explore morality and how it is different for the Christian and the atheist.

Of course, there are others religions out there, but I can’t contrast and compare them all in one little blog post. Since I am a Christian, it is easier for me to compare Christianity with atheism. But if you do have a faith, I suspect you will find yourself agreeing with my comparison, substituting your faith for Christianity.

What I am not saying

I am not saying that a Christian is inherently more moral than an atheist. Nor am I saying that an atheist cannot be moral.

What I am saying

My premise is this: when a Christian acts in a moral manner, he acts in accordance with his stated beliefs. When an atheist acts in a moral manner, he is (in…

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In the Last Days Knowledge Shall Increase!

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(Ver 1.4)  This is Part 1 on the subject of God’s Knowledge in the Bible.  I always try to teach how important it is in correct Bible interpretation to be open to new ideas, thoughts and to things that maybe you haven’t ever heard  or considered before.  Why do you think that this type of noble attitude might be important to have while studying the Bible?  I think if for no other reason, it is based upon the factor of human ignorance and that we are not God who knows it all.  We as ignorant humans still have a lot left to learn from our God.  If you think that you know it all, or at least that you already know all that you need to know, you are already potentially deceived into believing a lie.  Satan I believe wants you to think that you are smarter than you really are.  Whenever this deception occurs you…

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The Battle Is God’s Not Yours

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by Hazel Straub

The battle belongs to you, my God of Peace and Lord
In your love I rest, not in the might of flashing sword
Safe from the trial of distressful battle, my fears depart
Your embrace heals, consoles, all of my wounded heart

You are my strength, comfort, help, and shield
The battle won by trust in your love, as I yield
I rest in you, enjoying the comfort of your breast
Letting all my fears and anxiety go, while I rest

My confidence is in you for victory is sure
You give me vision and provision is assured
The guarantee in you comes in tranquil trust
No need for me to run, fret or frantically rush

You make me peaceful, comforted, whole and complete
Broken places healed, I’m soothed, filled full and replete
You are my rest, restoration, refreshment and health
My prosperity comes by faith and…

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