Over the years we have written and produced many study books, which dealt with these real life issues. We utilized these study books during the course of our ministry. In fact we would often pass these books out to the entire listening audience at no charge. We are now making many of these same books available to you. You can either order these books are read many of them online at no charge. We ask for your patience, we are now downsizing our books. Our original books had over two hundred pages, and were very expensive to mail. Our smaller books have about 150 pages, which cuts down of shipping cost. They still have the same content, but with a much smaller font. This is a time consuming process, therefore we ask for your patience.
WE WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE OUR LATEST BOOK---- Many in our society have become fixated on human intellect, physique, physical attractiveness, and physical prowess: Today these attributes have been elevated to a place of godhood. At the same time, we as a society have developed a mindset that has almost completely eliminates any serious consideration for God. In fact many today take pride in labeling these development, as “progress”.
Many of life’s responsibilities require that we make estimates. We are constantly making estimates and assessments , when it comes to our abilities, our resources, and those of others. A estimate is simply a rough calculation of the amount, value, worth or power of something. There are certain common things we take into consideration when it comes to making a estimate or assessment. These are..
1. Knowledge of the situation at hand, 2. Ability, the means/skills by which the issue at hand can be resolved 3. Resources, the availability of the items needed for supporting in dealing with the issue at hand, the means by which to bring to a resolution, 4. Value the worth of the item or desired outcome, in comparison to similar items or situations. 5. Experiences. Comparing past encounters, (whenever possible), and dealings with similar circumstances, and gleaning from lessons learned. A common flaw that we as humans have is that we can either underestimate or overestimate, things and situations, in spite of our best efforts.
Unfortunately the same applies to our estimation of God and ourselves: When tend to underestimate our need for God, by overestimating our strength and independence. In times of temptations, hurt, pain, and loss, we tend to underestimate God's love for us, and His power to sustain us through the trails of life. In times of temptation we can underestimate His ability to deliver us. When it comes to God’s judgment against sinfulness we tend to underestimate His wrath. ETC........
Many today view those of us who choose to utilize our faith to believe God and His word, as being dimwitted individuals. They say things to us such as, "You may be a very sincere person," they say, "but unfortunately you have been brainwashed by your religion. Your life of faith may be very meaningful to you, but in reality you are very naive and have simply been duped.”
One of the greatest influences on modern man’s tendency to overestimate self and underestimate God, is rooted in one key fact: Many today think that they are smarter, more in the know and more intelligent than God. This holds true in regards to people from every socio and economic background. While it’s true that many today think that they are smarter than God, the truth of the matter is we are not, (not even close).
No one better explains the gap between our intellect and that of God, than God Himself. 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9. It is impossible for us to function on the same intellectual level as God. This is why faith is critical.
Many today struggle to understand and grasp the personage, knowledge and ways of God. The reason being is our tendency to try and grasp the essence of God by juxtaposing our concept of Him against the backdrop of everyday life, coupled with our own strengths and weaknesses. In this book we will look at why many who know they have a call of God on their lives, refuse to respond to His voice. We will also examine why many who do answer the call, do so for a while , but they then give up. Many today either are seduced and give in to the carnal temptation, or give up in the midst of life’s trials and turn away from God. We will also look at how we can resist the carnal temptations of life, endure the trials of life’s trials. come out on the other side victorious. Other than this introduction page, we have not yet put more of this book online. MORE WILL FOLLOW.
In thesebooks we have sought to take an in depth look at many of the hard to get an answer to, issues (as they relate to the believer). These books are fully illustrated with images that help simplify some very complex issues. These books range in size from 100 page booklets, all the way up to our larger books of 250 pages or more.
In these books we give a biblical perspective on the perilous times we now live in. We are now in the process of freely placing much of the information from our various books online for you to freely enjoy. It is our mission to continually provide information to those of you who perhaps can't order our books. (Even though we do greatly appreciate those of you who order our books or send us a donation). We are now in the process of making these books available wherever you might be. On your iphone, tablet ipod cell phone laptop, etc.You can read major excerpts from many of these book, by strolling down and clicking on the book cover.
Even though the central theme of this book is marital relationships in particular, the overall theme of this book is relationships in general. Whether you are married, single, or in between, this book tells you what to look for and what to look out for.After forty years of counseling and ministry when it comes to the many facets of relationships and marriage I have just about heard it all. But there is always something new and unexpected that can show up. Many of the issues I dealt with, along with the answers I gave in addressing the various concerns, in regards to relationships, are highlighted throughout this book. This includes items such as happily married, unhappily married, happily separated, unhappily separated, reconciliation, and non-reconciliation, and all in between.
One of the most common complaints that repeatedly was voiced to me by one spouse in regards to their mate was this one: “Once we got married his or her conduct (including their attitude) completely changed for the worse.” Sometimes when a marriage has digressed to the point that a couple are no longer effectively communicating, one or both of them may feel they need outside help. Marriage counseling is the most common way people turn to when all else fails.
A common reason why many couples don’t go to marriage counseling is because one of them is willing and the other refuses. The unwilling partner can offer a pile of excuses for not going. Typical excuses include “I’m not going to have someone tell me what to do,” “we can work it out ourselves if you’d just listen to me,” “I don’t have time,” “the counselor's marriage, probably is'nt any better than ours,”etc.In my experiences in dealing with couples, I have found that two of the greatest expressed desires was to be loved and respected. Wives tend to want more of one, husbands tend to want more of the other: can you guess which? If you are already married, you will find the information in book two very helpful. Whether you are newly weds, or celebrating your silver anniversary, I invite you to read this critical book.
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As we explain throughout this book, the LGBT issue is not the main issue. The LGBT lifestyle has been around for thousands of years, and was mentioned early on in the Bible. Our main area of concern is the true implications of the increasingly widespread acceptance of the LGBT lifestyle.
Not surprisingly, society’s embrace of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lifestyle has grown in proportion to the erosion of belief in God and the moral teachings of the Bible. A Gallup poll also conducted in May 2015 showed 53 percent of Americans saying that gay and lesbian lifestyles were morally acceptable.
Some argue that this radical change in our moral collective conscience is proof of that our society as a whole, is suffering from a case of gross moral deterioration. Others who disagree with this assessment say that the widespread acceptance of the LGBT lifestyle is positive changes. They say it's an indication that our nation is now a modern day sophisticated society, which has been liberated from the antiqauted and backward thinking, of our forefathers. In seeking to come to grips with just exactly where we are at morally as a society, some say that we have lost our moral compass. Others argue that rather than losing our moral compass, we have purposely thrown it away. To read more click on the above book cover.
THE MIND, A JOURNEY TO SELF UNDERSTANDING--- The truth of the matters, when it comes to seriously thinking about life and all the ramifications that comes with it, God wants us to think. No one wants us to seriously and honestly think, ponder and consider, our life’s journey more than our divine creator, God almighty. It has been his will all along that we arrive at the place of true self understanding. God is not intimidated by enquiring minds which ask, who am I? what is my origin? What is my purpose? What’s beyond this life? In fact we were designed in such a way, that questions such as these would come up in our thought processes. God has given us the ability to both comprehend ourselves and Him.
Many today view those of us who do choose to utilize our faith to believe God, as being dimwitted individuals. They say things to us such as, "You may be a very sincere person," they say, "but unfortunately you have been brainwashed by your religion. Your life of faith may be very meaningful to you, but in reality you are very naive and have simply been duped With the rapid increase in knowledge, we now live in a time when many voice this sentiment toward believers. God is the divine creator of the mind and He wants us to ponder, to reason, to THINK!!!
You are God's greatest earthly creation. There is nothing on the planet that even comes in at a close second. God gave you and I the ability to be self-aware. This is an essence which is unique to man. Our ability to think, deduce, reasons, choose, and understand the consequences of our choices, comes with a great responsibility. IT'S CALLED ACCOUNTABILITY. One of the greatest influences on modern man’s tendency to overestimate self and underestimate God, is rooted in one key fact: Many today think that they are smarter, more in the know and more intelligent than God. The truth of the matter is that from Eden up until now, our minds can be easily manipulated. We need God's help if we are to reach the place of self understanding God calls us to. For all who think (with an intellectual smirk), that their minds cannot be manipulated, we challenge you click on the above book.
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GOD'S SEXUAL REALITY----Thanks to the dramatic increase in knowledge we now have the electronic media. As a result we now are swamped with cable TV and the internet. Our generation is being exposed to sexual images and subject matter on a level never before seen in history. This easy access to sexual imagery has created a bold and brazen new sexual horizon. This new sexual landscape is having a devastating affect on marriages and families.
God saw this sexual reality coming long before we did. That is why he purposely slowed down the increase of knowledge, at the tower of Babel. I must confess that even I find it difficult to address some of today's sexual issues. Many of our young people, (your sons, daughters, nephews, and grand-kids) have been swamped with the tidal wave of sexual imagery which is now available. I strive to biblically answer many of these issues, in a way which is respectful to you and that honors God. To read more click on the book.
There has never been a more complex, sophisticated and well camouflaged conspiracy, than the salvation conspiracy, which is being perpetrated against mankind. Behind the scenes this conspiracy has at its mastermind, the most brilliant heavenly creature of all, Lucifer.
The scriptures tells us that we are in a struggle with unseen powers, whose sole agenda is our eternal destruction. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephe 6:12. This age old conspiracy though ancient in origin is just as up to date, as the events reported on this morning news. This conspiracy is not intimidated by the intellectual, economical, of military prowess of men. In fact it uses these and similar items to further its ultimate goal, of bringing about destruction and eternal death.
What makes this conspiracy so hard to detect, is the ability of the powers behind this conspiracy to take on a camelion like appearance. From the beginning of time as we know it, the perpetrators of this murderous conspiracy have effectively functioned in the dark shadows of the minds of men. This conspiracy seamlessly blends in on every level of the fabric we call human existence.
In this book we reveal the greatest conspiracy of all time. It is a conspiracy which began in the heavenly realm. It started with a rebellion on the part of the most beautiful, gifted, and wisest of all of God's created beings, Lucifer. We are told that as a result of this rebellion, there was a battle between spiritual beings known as angels. We are also told that the leader of the rebellion, Lucifer (Satan), was defeated and cast out of the the heavenly realm. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
We are told that Lucifer, having now been cast down to earth now has great wrath toward God and man. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. Rev 12:7-12.We are also told that Lucifer now conspires to bring about the eternal destruction of all of humanity.
The good news is that the scriptures also reveals, that through Christ we can have the victory over this great conspiracy. 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:18-19.
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The Bible tells us that as this age comes to a close that we will be faced with some of the most traumatic times in human history. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” 2nd Tim 3:1. The word perilous means…… *Hard times *Risky times *Dangerous times *Hazardous times *Hard to bare. We are now going from one major natural disaster to another. there is the unprecedented flooding in certain areas of our country. In some of our major cities our drinking water has become almost undrinkable due to contamination. Our financial institutions along with the financial condition of many individuals is now in dire straits.
Many of us have watched the upheaval in the Middle East. Dictators and monarchs who have reigned for decades have suddenly come under fire and had to step down from office. Earthquakes and tsunamis are becoming more prevalent, with no end in sight. The threat of a thermo nuclear war now is once again looming over our planet. Not only this but we are told that society as a whole will get worse and worse.
THERE WILL BE ONLY A FEW SURVIVORS. One day when Christ was teaching one of those who was listening at his teachings, approached him with this question concerning salvation. "Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? (will survive). Lk 13:23. It's interesting that the person didn't't ask if "many" people were saved. Evidently the person had been listening to Jesus' preaching and became convinced that Christ seemed to indicate that few people would be saved. In an attempt to seek greater clarification he felt compelled to ask this question. This person wanted to know if "few" people were saved.
In response to this question Christ noted that in spite of all the various religious organizations and religious activity, very few people will actually be saved, *(in comparison to those who are lost). And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able." —Luke 13:24. 13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (only a few will survive). Matt 7:14-14.
The NIV version of the Bible gives the following description of how people will be. “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.” 2ND Tim 3:1-5.
The Bible tells us that things will deteriorate so bad, that "22 Except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Matt 24:22“ We are indeed witnessing the perilous times that the Bible told us would come in the last days. God loves us and He wants us to be true survivors, in this world and the world to come. Our survival will depend on what happens just on the other side of death, when we all stand before our divine creator for judgement. In order for us to be soul survivors. we must give heed to the call of God, in this world, if we are to survive in the world to come.
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THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL, WHEN THE DREAM SEEMS TO FAIL- There are many believers who struggle to come to terms with the just what to expect in regards to the covenant promises, and kingdom benefits of God. They have been told that they are “king kids” and as such are entitled to take back and possess, all that the thief (Satan) stole. An often quoted verse as proof is John 10:10. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Jn 10;10.
It is taught that in this verse Christ confirmed that he came to allow the believer to take back that which Satan stolen. Many hurting believers inwardly wonder if this is the case where is their abundant, wealth, health, positive relation-nal-ship connections and overall prosperity.
To further complicate matters, Many today in and out of the church are wearing themselves out in their futile efforts to find true contentment. This has in many cases led many individuals to get to the point of utter frustration and bewilderment. The reason being, is that even after they obtained that which they thought would give them fulfillment and contenement, they obtained neither.
An airline pilot was flying over the Tennessee mountains and pointed out a lake to his copilot. “See that little lake?” he said. “When I was a kid I used to sit in a rowboat down there, fishing. Every time a plane would fly overhead, I’d look up and wish I was flying it. Now I look down and wish I was in a rowboat, fishing.”
Contentment can be an elusive pursuit. We go after what we think will make us happy only to find that it didn't't't work; in fact, we were happier before we started the quest. It’s like the story of two teardrops floating down the river of life. One teardrop said to the other, “Who are you?” “I’m a teardrop from a girl who loved a man and lost him. Who are you?” “I’m a teardrop from the girl who got him.”
As we shall see, much of the confusion, frustration and dismay on the part of some, comes as a result of a lack of a right understanding.
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DIVORCE REMARRIAGE AND BEYOND----The traditional family setting of a husband and wife, with no prior marriages living with and raising their own biological kids, has steadily been on the decrees. For better or worse, we are living in a time when nearly half of all marriages end in separation or divorce. Filled with hope and unbridled optimism, the majority of divorcees go on to remarry and often with children from their previous relationships. Unfortunately the statistics tell us a very sad but true story. Two thirds of these new unions also break up, especially when children are involved.
The complex nature of life within a newly formed step or blended family lends itself to a very high rate of failure. Over the last thirty years, there has been a major shift in the traditional family structure. Given today's high divorce and remarriage rates, families often now include step-parents and step-siblings. Most experts agree that the sensitive issues, delicate feelings and strained relationships that are built into any step situation are intense. If these the sensitive issues, delicate feelings, and the strains put on these step relationships, are not handled carefully, they have the potential to destroy any chance the family has of finding any sense of (if not happiness), at least common ground and common purpose together. To read more click on the book.
BECOMING A TRUE WORSHIPER?? THE MISSING INGTEDIENTS--How does a person glorify God? No question is more practical or more significant. The supreme purpose in life for any man or woman—for anyone who has ever been born into this world—is to glorify God. John MacArthur tells us, “That is what living is all about. Glorifying God is the end result of the Christian life. Spiritual maturity is simply concentrating and focusing on the person of God until we are caught up in His majesty and His glory.” When it comes to fervently giving God the praise and worship the image we show (on our book cover) is perhaps what many believers today envision.
Today all over the country the praise and worship aspect of many church services has taken on the air of highly charged rock concert. There is most definitely nothing wrong with expressing ones joy, praise and thanksgiving toward God. God is worthy of all the praise we can offer and more. In this book we will look at what the Bible says concerning these outer expressions of praise and thanksgiving. But we will also take a close look at what it means to give God the total glory.
The way we show this total submission is with a lifestyle which exemplifies love for God first and secondly love for our fellowman. God also requires a lifestyle of holiness, for all who desire to be true worshipers. Without these qualities, all of our other outer expressions of praise, thanksgiving and worship, are swallow, empty and totally unacceptable in the sight of God. There is a certain type of worshiper God seeks, in this book we explain how you can be that worshiper.“...the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him” (John 4:23).
Today there have arisen many different religious organizations which claim that they are God’s chosen to represent Him and his plan of redemption Each of these various religious organizations claim that their organization, represents the proper and acceptable way to worship God. This has led to much confusion and debate, in regards to the proper way to worship God. The debate in regards to what constitutes proper worship, is not new. The acts of worship as dictated and acted out by the various major religious organizations, are declared by them to be proper and correct. The practitioners of these various religions and religious guidelines, view themselves to be in right standing with God.
Each of these religious organizations present their own forms of religious material. They all claim that their printed material is inspired by God, and shows the path to proper worship. In some cases these religious orginizations claim that their material is superior to the Bible.
Yet a close examination of the Bible clearly exposes the flaws, errors and missing ingredients of these various forms of worship. One of the most daunting task, a person who seeks to know God will ever face, is comprehending the difference between being a true worshiper verses being religious. We now live in the times that Christ foretold of: A time when many false religious organizations who claim to represent God and the proper way to worship Him is abounding. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before. Matt 24:4-25.
DEVELOPING A LIFESTYLE OF TRUE WORSHIP--When it comes to fervently giving God the praise and worship the images we show here are perhaps what many believers today envision. Today there is a great deal of debate, in regards to what constitutes true Worship. Some view worship as being the soft slow song that the choir sings as the worshippers raise their hands in adoration to God. Worship is viewed as being the form of garments one wears and praying a certain amount of times a day. Some view worship as be expressions of dances that are performed before a group of congregants.
Others view worship as being a pious lifestyle, While others view worship as be exuberant expressions of joy and thanksgiving toward God. While it’s true that some of these items may be expressions of worship, it’s equally true that some of these items are highly questionable, in regards to their relationship to true worship. Some of these items may be acts or expressions of worship, but even when properly acted out externally, they do not define what true worship really is. Sadly for many today church services is nothing more than entertainment. In that they go and hear a word with no real intent to apply in to their lives.
We have now reached the time when preaching and teaching has become merely a form of entertainment. Many today have opted to view preaching in this light, rather then it being an instructive tool by which we can learn how to utilize the word for real life application. God takes note of how we hear the word, but he also notes how we respond to the word we hear. God noted to Ezekiel how his people had fallen away from their zeal for the word, so much so that preaching became nothing more than mere entertainment. 30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. 31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. 32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: (MERE ENTERTAINMENT). for they hear thy words, but they do them not.Ezek 33:30-32. (more on this later).
V I O L E N T F A I T H -----IT'S TIME TO FIGHT BACK--There are certain goals you should aggressively fight for, and refuse to back down. Satan's main concern is not about your health, wealth or prosperity, there is something else even more important that Satan wants to steal. The main thing he is after in the spiritual realm is your relationship, fellowship, and discipleship. You should stay focused on the real battle, (for a relationship, fellowship, and discipleship), and wage war in these areas. You should not simply hide behind your faith, but you should use it to beat down the fiery arrows of the enemy.
In order to do this the apostle Paul states that you must aggressively fight. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 1st Tim 6;12. This book will help equip you with the knowledge of who your real enemies are, where the battlefield is, and most importantly how you can win the battle. If you or someone you know has had struggles in the area of effectively functioning in faith this book is for you. Please feel free to pass the word on, to others who you think would be blessed by this book. WARNING-- THIS BATTLE IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. TO READ MORE CLICK ON THE BOOK COVER
MARRIAGE, THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE--- From the very beginning, when God first instituted marriage, He did so with certain goals in mind for the man and woman He created. These were positive goals which were intended to bestow upon them companionship and fulfillment. Today many marriages have fallen woefully short of what God intended. A woman who refused to get married said the following,
"I never married because there was no need. I have 3 pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night". This quote reminds us that there are many people today, who for a number of reasons, hold a very negative view of marriage.
Today more and more people are seeking to obtain companionship, emotional and sexual fulfillment in ways outside of God’s guidelines. Thus the very institution of marriage itself is under attack. Leading the charge is man’s insatiable apatite for and pursuit of sexual involvement of every kind and description. Dr. David Allen tells us, “ In order for a society which is quickly falling away from the most basic institution, the rightness of a committed marital bond, to justify it’s fall, the institution of marriage must be dismantled.
This militant anti-Christian attack on biblical marriages as ordained by God, has infiltrated every sphere and stratum of our society. It is attacked by comedians, soap operas, and by modern militant feminism which seeks to rid itself of every maternal and wifely instinct. Marriage is under attack by those who consider it to be an antiquated piece of Victoriana which can now be dispensed with by our more enlightened and liberated age. Marriage is under attack by those who now say that gender is not the determining factor when getting married. It doesn't't seem very long ago that the world once considered that when a man and woman lived together outside of marriage, they were living in sin. But so successful has been the attack on marriage as a sacred and abiding institution that such is no longer the case.
Martin Luther stated in 1521, "There is no estate to which Satan is more opposed than to marriage." If ever the Christian is to combat this humanistic, atheistic and sinful attack then it is essential that Christians themselves have sound and God-glorifying marriages which are built upon a solid biblical foundation.” David C Pack, states, “The world is exploding with problems. Much knowledge is available about these problems, but little understanding in regards to how to solve them. The breakdown of marriage and the family is a classic example. Seemingly everyone knows it is happening, but hardly no one knows what it means—or what can be done about it.To read more click on the book cover.
WHEN GOD GIVES UP--- God sounds a solemn waning, that many take for granted. He warns that there comes a time, when he will no longer call out to us, if we continually ignore his voice. God loves us all and he calls out to each of us. Because of His love for us, God seeks to correct us, to change us, and to save us. But because he did not design us to be robots, we can ignore the still small voice, of God which speaks to our conscience. Thousands of years in advance, the scriptures foretold of the accelerated metamorphoses in human intelligence, which is now evident.
The scriptures also foretold of the mindsets and attitudes which would accompany this acceleration in man's intellect. The apostle Paul tells us that the carnal attitudes of the time will deteriorate to the point, where many will become unreachable by God. This in turn will lead to the most precarious time in human history. A time when God will totally give men over to themselves. God warns that there comes a time when after he has continually called out to us, and we ignore Him, he will leave us to our own ways. It's called being given over to a reprobate mind. In this book we will strive to understand why a God of love would give up on trying to change certain individuals, and simply leave them to their own carnal ways. To read more click on the book.
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephe 5:16. “The time,” refers to the time at our disposal, our own personal time. The concept behind this idiom, redeeming the time, is that we are to "buy up” with the intent of utilizing in a spiritually positive manner all the time we can. Today if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, Heb 3:7. The apostle Paul tells us that the time to answer God’s call is “TODAY.” The reason why today is so important is because, no one dies yesterday and no one dies tomorrow. When we die, we die today. We live our lives one day at a time. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow never comes.
We are to make full use of our time, to use our time to full advantage. This involves being wise, and not being foolish. We must make good use of our time in preparing ourselves to give account to our creator of how we used our allotted time. Our minutes, hours, days and years are gifts from God. Time equals opportunity; this opportunity comes with responsibility, which translates into accountability.
Roy Davison tells us, “ On the day of judgment we will give account for how we used this valuable treasure: whether we used our time for good or ill; whether we used our time for selfish, self-centered purposes or to honor God and serve our fellow man; whether we used our time to build up or to tear down; whether we accomplished something or wasted our time on earth. You can wait to spend your money, but you cannot wait to spend your time. Time is passing by. Its proper use requires constant attention.”
SET FREE, LOVE, SEX, ROMANCE ADDICTION--- A vast majority of our society seek after the things which give them pleasure, minus a real relationship with God. They seek pleasure in drugs, sex, sports, religion, worldly possessions, etc. The spirit of Hedonism: a devotion to the pursuit of carnal pleasures, via self-indulgence, is prevalent today. A hedonist is characterized by a love affair with, and a single-minded pursuit of, carnal pleasure and self indulgence. Much of this mindset is acted out sexually, or by way of emotional attachments, via a relationship. The mindset of Hedonism rejects the notion that choosing to obey, honor, and respect God, brings the greatest sense of fulfillment.Hedonism believes that the pursuit and obtaining of the carnal pleasures, which stimulate the emotions and the five senses, is the ultimate source of pleasures. Hedonism proclaims,"if it feels good to me, it must be right for me".This mindset has led many down the bath of sex and love addiction.
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WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT??? Desire– The word desire is defined as: a sense of longing for a person or object or hoping for an outcome. The same sense is expressed by emotions such as "craving" or "hankering". When a person desires something, someone, or a certain outcome, their sense of longing is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of the item, person, or certain outcome. What determines the choices we make in life, the lifestyle we live and the very future itself can be summed up in one word, DESIRE. Before we can resolve the various conflicts in our lives, we must first come to terms, with just exactly what we want in life. In order to do this we must understand how our value system is prioritized. Our affections, emotions and conduct reveals what we most desire, but these items don’t always clearly reveal why we desire certain, objects, situations, and circumstances to the degree that we do so. Some objects, and situations, of our desires are good and others are not so good. There is no denying the fact that whatever we choose to seek for most, will impact our lives. This holds true not only in this world, but in the world to come also. There are many things in this world that we can set our desires on. In essence, we are our desires, and our desires are us. It’s for this reason that Christ tells us that the greatest commandment of all is to love (DESIRE) God above all else. Christ tells us that the value system we function in is closely linked to what we most desire. What we most desire becomes what we most treasure.Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Lk 6:34.
REMEMBERING GOD IN THE DAZE OF YOUTH--- It is critically important that you grasp the essence of who you are, while you are still young. No one can better explains you to yourself, than your designer and creator. Unfortunately young adulthood is the time of life, when many tend to leave God out of their life's equation. For many of young people, playing pretend was a major part of their young adolescence. Many young people grew accustomed to playing pretend via, video games, toy guns, costumes of our favorite super heroes, etc. For most the game of pretend did not end when they reached young adulthood; the pretense simply takes on a more sophisticated edge. As most young people reach young adulthood, they quickly realize that life for the most part is still one big question mark.I wrote this book for those who are just starting to ponder the meaning of life and their very existence.
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THE PRESENCE OF GOD---- Our deliverance from our sinful nature and the obtaining of true rest and peace, can only be accomplished in the presence of God. God has both made a way for us to come in his presence, and lovingly invites us to come. Our ability to come before his presence and obtain the fullness he offers requires that we come humbly and honestly before him. No matter where we may go true joy, peace, and completeness,can only be obtained in the presence of God. As the psalmist said, "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore".Psalms 16:11.
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WALKING IN TRUE DELIVERANCE---- It is politically correct these days to refer to and define an addiction as being a "disease".The problem with that word is that it sounds like something you catch, like a virus, rather than something you choose to do. Every addiction is 100% curable if the addict is willing to take responsibility for his or her actions, and allow God to set them free. There is not a habit or addiction that God is not able to set men free from.The key to deliverance is tiredness.In this book we explain why.
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Pastor Allen and Sandra Williams
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