Jesus is the God of nations. He separated the nations and gave them their borders. And they will remain separate nations, regardless of man's attempts at forming one global government of "United Nations", until He returns to rule and reign from a throne in Jerusalem OVER the nations as King of kings and Lord of lords.
Also Reference: Colossians 1:15, 1 Timothy 3:16, John 1:1-2, Genesis 10:32, Genesis 10:8-10, Genesis 11:5-8, Isaiah 40:13-15, Acts 17:26
Boundaries have always been a problem with people. You here everyday about boundaries being crossed and things not going so well. Bro. Brett teaches us today about the boundaries that God has in place.
Paul Scharf, church ministries representative for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, shares a new column for this Memorial Day weekend.
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We continue to read certain portions of Scripture in their entirety, just as they were intended to be heard. From this we better develop "ears to hear" the voice of the Spirit in the text. In this episode, we learn that truth, obedience, and love characterize the Christian community, and to avoid the deception of those who teach otherwise.
God's Plan and Purposes for Marriage - Message 16 - God's Plan for Parenting (Part 2) - Do not Provoke Your Children - Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21. Moving backward through the text, last week we examined what it means Scripturally to train up your children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. This week we look at the admonition for parents, specifically fathers, to not provoke and discourage their children. What does the text mean and what can we do as parents to encourage instead of discourage our children?
Though I rejoice that Roe v. Wade was reversed this past Friday, nevertheless, a national constitution that does not explicitly protect the lives of unborn children and does not forbid states from taking the lives of unborn children is evidence that Jesus Christ is not the acknowledged King of that nation (even if He truly is King of kings). I am thankful to God for every life of a child that will be spared (through the court's reversing
Roe v. Wade), but until this nation constitutionally acknowledges Jesus as King and His Law as the supreme law of the land, abortion within this nation will continue to be a sign of God's judgment upon this nation.
When Jesus is acknowledged King of a nation, abortion will not be permitted within the boundaries of that nation (abortion is no better than the abomination of causing children to pass through the fire in the Old
Testament). A Supreme Court which rules that there is no constitutional right to murder unborn children, but then sends the same babies to the state government to be murdered is indicative of a nation that is yet under the judgment of Christ the King. True reformation in this nation will only come when Jesus is constitutionally
acknowledged to be "King of kings, and Lord of lords" and when His Moral Law is made the supreme law of the land. That day will come by means of hearts that have been changed by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It will come as God has promised. May God hasten that time.
Jesus Christ is twice given the title in Scripture, "King of kings, and Lord of lords" (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation
19:16). That title is reversed in Revelation 17:14: "Lord of lords, and King of kings."
Having dealt with any suicidal ideation, chemical issues, or other emergent issues, it is important now to create a container within which to build your recovery. Here I suggest five points: 1) self-care 2) moderation, 3) boundaries, 4) reality, 5) spirituality. These will serve as a container within which you can begin the genuine spiritual work of the Christian life.