For contextual purposes I have re-posted below the post from yesterday titled, "EXPECT." Included below are some of the comments received relative to that topic.
After the re-post is a comment e-mailed to me from a Christian brother named Jason. His e-mail is dated October 16, 2010. I asked Jason then if I could post his comment. He graciously granted his permission. October 16th was about the third time that Jason has e-mailed me about the subject matter. My heart goes out to him and others who endure similar situations.
After Jason's comments, this post will become original in content as I write more about traitors in the church. Indeed they are loved but the Lord has stressed to me that these things must be expressed. But first some scriptures from the King James Bible.
For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
2 Timothy 4:14
Alexander...did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:
2 Timothy 4:15
Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
As it is written, Jacob have I loved but Esau have I hated.
1 Kings 2:32
And the Lord shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he...
...wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
Psalm 35:12 (for the most part, all of Psalm 35)
They rewarded me evil for good...
1 Samuel 24:17
And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.
THIS IS THE POST FROM YESTERDAY TITLED, "EXPECT" WITH SOME OF THE SUBSEQUENT COMMENTS INCLUDED:
Expect heightened evidence of the Lord's vengeance against the evil...
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
2 Thessalonians 1:5
Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Comments relative to the subject post above:
Tim R. Temple said...
1 cor. 11:29-30
"For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord (figuratively in the communion) eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many among you are sick, and a number of you have "fallen asleep."
October 25, 2010 7:29 PM
Hi Timothy -
Please provide some commentary on this. ...not fully understanding.
October 25, 2010 8:04 PM
Tim R. Temple said...
1 Cor. 11:29-30 shows God's judgment on wicked Christians. This shows God's judgment on Ananias and Sapphira wasn't the exception.
Jesus used a fig tree as an example of God wanting fruit from us, or else. (Matthew 21:18-20) He is patient, but we eventually must bear the fruit of the Spirit.
In John 15:2a, "He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, ....." See also Luke 13:6-9.
1 Timothy 5:5-6 says, "Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day. But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives."
Phil. 2:12b-13 says, "...continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose."
Yes, God is Love. But God is also Justice.
October 25, 2010 9:02 PM
Grammy Blick said...
Many look upon activities as being signs of the end times. I have nothing to add or subtract from that -- every single day we live, we are at least one day closer to His return. Yet Christians continue in daily lives that do not reflect their belief that He will return.
October 25, 2010 10:29 PM
END OF COMMENTS
As indicated above Jason e-mailed me on October 16, 2010. He gave his permission for me to post this. It was e-mailed on October 16, 2010, - the Lord did not release me to post it until today.
Jason's comments exactly as he wrote them:
...from my own personal experiences, yes most christians are cold hearted, self centred, and can even be mean and cruel. I have been to churches where I was ostracized by almost everyone cause I didn't fit in. I have always been different and have been ridiculed and treated badly by many.
I have seen prejudices in the church. Being interracially married, there are white christians who despise my marriage to a black woman while some black christians hate me. I used to attend a church in Detroit on Fenkell and Fairfield, where some of the members did not approve of whites going to that church. They shunned me cause I am white. I have seen many christians hate other races of people or hate gay people or hate jews, etc.
I have been persecuted for speaking truth by so-called christians and even hated. If you believe in healing and deliverance and teach people that God wants you healed, religious folks in the church will persecute you and call you a heretic, a false teacher, accuse you of having your own gospel, name-it-claim-it etc. They spend so much time tearing down others and they are jealous of God's anointed who operated in the gifts of the Spirit.
This begins the resumption of original content:
This post became lengthier than I anticipated so I will need to continue it before the end of this week. A bit will be stated here before I end this post.
This really happened:
Someone (I'll call her Jewel) asked two questions to a man (I'll call him Teeter) who had previously expressed to her that he was a Christian. Jewel asked the questions because the Lord told her to ask them based on the truth that Jewel had consistently observed Teeter being rude, and sharp in tone.
Jewel asked calmly and politely, "Are you a Christian?"
Teeter responded, "Yes."
Jewel asked, "Does GOD know that you are a Christian?"
Teeter looked stunned, startled, and busted. He did not answer.
Jewel proceeded on...she had the answer and Teeter knew...
Today on this blog under the tab titled, "TO EVERY THING THERE IS A SEASON" I have posted a piece called, "GUARD YOUR ANOINTING." It was written on October 7, 2008. There are two other topics listed under the subject tab. Below those two topics, is the subject topic that was posted today.
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