spirit of divination makes man bigger than God

Acts 16:16-19
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Paul and Silas Imprisoned

16 Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. 17 This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.18 And this she did for many days.

But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour. 19 But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.

Don’t remove the Mercy Seat

1 Samuel 6:19
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19 Then He struck the men of Beth Shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the Lord. He struck fifty thousand and seventy men of the people, and the people lamented because the Lord had struck the people with a great slaughter.

  • To Look into the ark, you need to move the mercy seat.
  • Ark has ten commandments inside

When we bring back the law, removing the mercy seat ( Grace/Undeserved Favor/Gift ), people die.

James 2:13
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13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

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Acts 2:41
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41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.

Luke 23:42-43
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42 Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”

43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”

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The Birth of Christ

Father’s love to the ONLY Son, Jesus

John 17:24
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24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

Proverbs 8:30
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30 Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman;
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,

Fresh reason for the Father to Love the Son

John 10:17
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17 “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.

How much it could have caused God

We might not know how much it caused God the Father to send His Son

  • Pain of the One giving, the Pain of the One loving the Beloved

I don’t believe God is emotionless

  • We are made in Gods image and we have emotions, so God will have emotions, so God can be Grieved, God can be delighted, God can be Happy

Jesus to Nicodemus

  • Nicodemus who knows all about Old Testament and a Leader
  • Jesus told him to be born again

John 3:16
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16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

  • Jesus was born to die
  • Whoever means not only Jews, WHOEVER. That’s why Nicodemus was shocked.

God’s Heart is not to Perish

  • Should not Perish

Luke 2:11
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11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

  • Not a law giver like Moses
  • Jesus, Yeshua in Hebrew means Savior
    • Saving us from our sins
    • Saving us from our guilt
    • Saving us from our temporal needs
    • Saving us from our addictions
    • Saving us from the separation from God
    • Saving us from our situations

God’s love first

  • God send Jesus because of God’s love for us
    • God’s love first.
    • Death of Christ is the effect of God’s love
    • God Loved us long before He send Jesus
    • God send Jesus because of God’s love
  • Its WRONG to think “Death of Jesus Christ on the Cross is the cause for God loving us”

God didn’t send Jesus to Condemn

John 3:17
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17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Who can be against us?

  • One who is Omniscient : All knowing
  • One who is Omnipotent : All Powerful

Romans 8:31-32
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31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

  • Who can be against us?
  • What can be against us?
  • What is enemy against us?
  • What is satan against us?
  • What is diseases against us?
  • What is problems against us?
  • Even God was for us when the man was against Him

Blood

  • Blood of One Man (Jesus) has to be shed because of Another man’s (Adam’s) disobedience.
  • God made all mankind of one blood
  • Diseases can be seen in the blood, that’s why we go for blood test for testing
  • Sin starts in the blood
  • After a person dies, the first place it gets decaying is their blood
    • That’s why the Embalming Chemicals will be injected to a dead body in their blood stream to stop decomposition/decaying
  • Bible says “The life of the flesh is in the Blood”
  • That’s the necessity of the Virgin Birth
    • Research says Blood is not transmitted from Mother (Placenta ) to the Fetus
    • Woman’s ovum does not have the capacity to create its own blood
    • Only after the introduction of male sperm, the fetus in itself starts developing Capillaries and Blood Streams
    • Saying this reverently “The Holy Spirit Provided the Seed”
    • He Conceived in the Virgin’s womb, Christ.

Unasked

  • God loved us, unasked
  • God send His Son, unasked

Freely give us All things

Romans 8:32
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32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

Biggest Blessing : Jesus : Eternal Blessing : Best thing the heaven had

How not with Him also freely give us all things?

  • Healing
  • Health
  • Provision
  • Protection
  • Blessings

Matthew 6:30
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30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Matthew 7:11
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11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

He gave you an unasked Biggest Gift, Jesus, How much more if you ask

 

Judas repented but still not Saved

Repentance doesn’t mean you are saved

Matthew 27:3-5
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Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.”

And they said, “What is that to us? You see to it!

Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.

Height of Presumptuous Pride

  • Judas could have waited few more hours, for Jesus.
  • Jesus would have hanged for Him, that He didn’t need to hang
  • People used to say
    • “I rather die rather than receive forgiveness”
    • “I rather pay myself than someone pay for me”

Most Printed Gospel doesn’t have the word “Repent”

Gospel of John

  • Gospel of John is the most printed Gospel
  • Gospel of John doesn’t use the word “Repent” anywhere

Believing ONLY 

  • Not Repenting and Beleiving

John 20:31
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31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

 

 

Believing Only

NOT Repenting and Believing

John 20:31
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31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

  • Believing/Believe : Appears 85 times in the Book of John
  • Most Printed Gospel Book is the Gospel of John
  • “Repent” Word is not used in this whole Gospel of John
  • Believing is actually repenting, its basically change of Mind
  • Lets not make Repentance as a work towards Salvation

Paul Preaching Gospel in Antioch

Acts 13:38-39
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38 Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; 39 and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.

  • Paul didn’t use the word repent
  • Many of those People wanted to hear the message again, Obviously people have repented.