Who led Jesus into the wilderness?

the Spirit or the spirit?

I just noticed the word spirit or Spirit is mentioned about 260 times in the New Testament. The Strong’s Concordance code for spirit is G4151 which means “pneuma”. The definition is breath, breeze, an angel, daemon, or Divine, Holy Spirit. So it could either be the devil or God.

I also noticed in Matthew 4:1 that the word spirit is capitalized. “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.” So why is this capitalized? Verse 5 says “then the devil taketh him up into the holy city” Why did the translators decide to capitalize Spirit, when we know that the devil is the one that leads us in to temptation? God leads us away from temptation (Matt. 6:13) Why did they capitalize this word when it is clear that the Greek word for spirit could be either God or the devil?

I believe that Jesus was led by the spirit of the devil to be tempted in the wilderness!

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If I Don’t Believe Piper, Am I Going to Perish in Hell Forever?

Watch this video!

http://youtu.be/ZmOzTY06mBo

Around the 3 minute mark, Piper says if we disagree that God ordains evil and allows evil, then we will reject the bible and will perish in hell forever! WOW!

I am a Christian and I believe in Jesus! John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, but have everlasting life!”

I respectfully disagree with John Piper. I DO NOT believe God ordains evil. I believe the devil ordains evil.

John 3:17 –  For God DID NOT send his son into the world to CONDEMN the world: but that the world through him might be saved.

Enough Said……I am praying for Piper and Calvinists

 

God’s Perspective on Down Syndrome Pt. 3

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“He looks like a healthy normal toddler to me”

That’s what the Doc said as she was walking out of the door at Isaac’s 15 month wellness check up. Isaac was 7 months old when he started losing weight because his body wouldn’t take regular formula. We had to take him to Children’s Hospital and they put a feeding tube in him to get him back up to normal weight. Julie couldn’t breast feed him because he had a poor latch. So we decided to give him unpasteurized raw milk and believe me the Doctors DID NOT recommend we do this. But, with prayer we decided to go against what the Doctors recommended. Nothing against Doctors (well maybe a little against them 🙂 ), but to this day he still LOVES the raw milk. Whooooohooo go God go!

I am reminded of this Scripture John 9:2 As Jesus was passing by a blind man that was born that way. His disciples asked Him why he was born that way? Who sinned? Jesus answered NEITHER . My paraphrase: You guys don’t ask why bad things happen! Quit trying to figure out what caused the blindness and STAY FOCUSSED ON THE HEALING and GIVING GOD GLORY! This is how we choose to focus on Isaac’s situation. We don’t ask questions and we CERTAINLY DONT BLAME GOD. We focus on Isaac ALREADY HEALED and we give GOD the glory. Thank You Jesus for our beautiful “healthy normal toddler”

Through His Eyes

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If I am a member of the Body of Christ and Jesus is the head, then I can see through His eyes and look down on the earth that is groaning which is waiting patiently for ALL of God’s children to realize that:

The Day of the Lord is ALREADY HERE

Jesus has ALREADY removed ALL THE SIN of the world

WE are ALREADY HEALED

God has ALREADY provided EVERY THING we need to be HOLY, PERFECT and RIGHTEOUS

Jesus has ALREADY overcome the world

The Body of Christ has ALREADY overcome the world by our faith

God has ALREADY destroyed ALL EVIL

The devil has ALREADY been disarmed

 

What if these things have ALREADY happened?

 

Christopher Columbus Facts

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Columbus was not the first to discover America. The Phoenicians, Ancient Celts, The Irish and Welsh, and the Scandinavians were all in America before Columbus. Dr. Barry Fell, a professor of biology at Harvard believes that others besides Indians have visited and colonized America for thousands of years. Many rock inscriptions, artifacts, and other evidence indicate the presence of Celts, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Egyptians, and others dating long before Columbus.

He did not prove that the world was round. He debated with scientists on the size of the earth, but they knew it was round. Isaiah knew the earth was round. (Is.40:22)

In his book “Book of Prophecies” Columbus declares that his primary motivation to sail was to share the Word of God and to spread the Gospel to the whole world.

In his journal as he first voyaged the Atlantic – he writes to the king and queen:  It begins with “In the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ” All throughout this journal, Columbus repeatedly emphasizes his goal of converting people to Christ.

Columbus believed he was in the “Last days”

In 1492, October 12th early in the morning, Columbus and his crew sighted land. They went ashore on the 15th of October. The first island they landed, Columbus named it San Salvador which means Holy Savior! The second island they named it Isla de Santa Maria de Concepcion which means St. Mary.

As they were sailing to these Islands, time was measured by an hourglass that had to be turned every half hour. As the seaman turned the hour glass he sang out, ……Blessed be the hour our Lord was born, St. Mary who bore Him and St. John who baptized Him!

These are just some interesting facts that you probably will not hear in your average History class. I believe History can be fun and not boring if we study the truth in History. If the enemy can get us to believe a lie about History then we hinder God’s plan in sharing the Gospel to the whole world. Like President Woodrow Wilson said “A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do.”

In my mind Christopher Columbus is a hero!

info from:

Columbus & Cortez, Conquerors for Christ

by: John Eidsmoe

This Is The Gospel

At one time, I was separated from God. I was His enemy in my own mind because of my sins against Him. But NOW He has made me His friend again. He did this by the death Christ suffered while He was in His body. God did this so that He could present me to Himself as a holy person, blameless, and WITHOUT ANY GUILT before Him. This is the Gospel and I must remain strong and keep believing in this ALWAYS. Nothing can get in my way to lose this hope if I believe this way.

Colossians 1:21-23

Two Trees

Have you ever asked the question “Why did God put the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden of Eden?” Well, quit asking because God didn’t put it there, the enemy did! Genesis chapter 2:9 says “and out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” Yes God planted a good garden with trees and fruit to eat from, but that ONE tree that God specifically warned Adam and Eve NOT TO EAT FROM was not planted by God. “An enemy has done this” Notice the parable in Matthew 13:24-28 The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while the man slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir didst not though sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, “An enemy hath done this!” The tree of knowledge of good and evil is death and God has no part in death. Death is an enemy of God. Thank God for Jesus Christ who has revealed to us that the devil is the one who has been lying and murdering from the very beginning. (John 8:44) God did not put the tree of knowledge of good and evil there to test us. The devil is the one who tests us. Notice James 1:13 “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God” Tempt and test mean the same thing. God DOES NOT test us with evil. In the King James Strong’s Concordance the word tempted in the Greek is “peirazo” code G3985, which simply means to test! God is not the one who put that tree there to test us, the enemy did. Don’t you see – when the blade sprung up, it brought forth fruit- this is the tree of knowledge of good and evil – Adam and Eve ate, then appeared the tares. But thanks be to the grace of God that we have now have access to the tree of life which comes through accepting Jesus Christ.

God is good, the devil is bad