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Job – The Righteous Man of God!

God, Himself, called Job “PERFECT” over and over again starting from the 1st Chapter.

Job 1:1 KJV

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was PERFECT and UPRIGHT, and one that FEARED God, and ESCHEWED evil.

Job was not tempted because He was proud or had sinned against God, God allowed the devil to tempt Job because satan thought Job had every REASON to be RIGHTEOUS and PERFECT.

The devil thought Job was “PERFECT” and obeyed God because he had material possessions, great wealth, families and everything he needed. But God knew Job well enough, his heart was right with God.

The devil took everything away and thought Job was gonna turn from God. He clung to God because his OBEDIENCE was not based on stuff and families. The devil was wrong and God was RIGHT.

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Temptation!

According to the Book of Job, and a plethora of scriptures, it’s obvious that God allows the righteous (upright, perfect) men to be tempted. And through their temptations, God can stay silent and seem like He didn’t/doesn’t even know them.

Food for thought.

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The Love Chapter

Originally posted on “Truth in Palmyra”.

1 Corinthians 13:2

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

All mysteries and all knowledge. That is a lot of information to be in possession of. Let’ take a look at that briefly. We are continuing in with the idea that Paul was using some exaggeration to make his point here.

By mysteries, Paul may very well be referring to all the divine mysteries revealed and unrevealed. We all know there are things God has not shared with us in His Word. We all know there are things that, even though they are in His Word, are still mysteries. Paul is saying that even if he had complete knowledge and understanding of all of them, without love they would be nothing.

By knowledge, we are going to approach it from the standpoint of factual human knowledge. Paul is saying that even if he understood to the smallest detail all the facts of creation, and knew every knowable fact, he would still be nothing.

If Paul is saying the even with all that immense understanding and knowledge and no love we are nothing, then how much closer to nothing are we with our very limited understanding and knowledge if not fueled by love?

– Wally Fry

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ESE KUJYA MU IJURU BISABA IMIRIMO?

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Hari imyizerere iriho ndetse yahozeho mu gihe cy’intumwa igamije ko kuyobya abantu kugira ngo ntibazabane n’Imana. Kuva umuntu yashyirwa mw’isi, ni umugambi wa satani yuko abantu batabana n’Imana. Kubera iyo mpamvu Satani akora uko ashoboye kugira ayobye abantu, atazahanwa wenyine.

Nyamara biragaraga guhera mu kubyarwa ubwa kabiri k’umunyabyaha, hari ibyo akora nibyo Imana ikora (cyangwa yakoze kera) ARI nayo mpamvu abantu bose batabyawe ubwa kabiri.

Umwuka w’Imana agenderera umutima w’umunyabyaha akamwereka ibyaha bye uko biri, kandi akamwumvisha ko adafitanye amahoro n’Imana. Umunyabyaha agahitamo KWINANGIRA umutima cyangwa KUMVIRA Umwuka Wera. Ni AMAHITAMO y’umunyabyaha kandi icyo ni IGIKORWA kuko abumvira, bakihana, bakizera Umwana w’Imana wahindutse icyaha kubwacu ( 2 Kor 5:21) ngo abapfire BARABABARIRWA bagahindurwa ibyaremwe BISHYA (2 Kor 5:17).
Gukizwa, ariko kubyarwa ubwa kabiri ni IMPANO y’Imana, tubona TWIHANNYE ndetse (kuko birajyana) TUKANIZERA ko Yesu yadupfiriye mu cyimbo cyacu (Efes 2:8-9) ngo tubabarirwe.

Mpereye kuri iki cyo kuvuka ubwa kabiri kubera ko NIZERA ntashidikanya ko umuntu utarabyawe ubwa kabiri atanesha isi kandi ATAKIRANUKIRA Imana ndetse atanabona n’Ubwami bw’Imana (Yoh 3:3).

1 Yoh 5:
4 Kuko ((icyabyawe n’Imana)) cyose kinesha iby’isi, kandi uku ni ko kunesha kwanesheje iby’isi, ni ukwizera kwacu.

5 Ni nde unesha iby’isi, keretse uwizera yuko Yesu ari Umwana w’Imana?

Iyo umuntu amaze kubyarwa ubwa kabiri yanga gukora ibyo Imana yanga, agakunda gukora ibyo Imana ikunda inashaka – aribyo itegeka Abana bayo GUKORA. Nibyo gutunganira Imana – NIKO gukiranuka – mu yandi magambo uwari umunyabyaha atangira:

*Kugendera mu mirimo myiza:

2 Tim 2:21
“Nuko rero umuntu NIYIYEZA akitandukanya n’ibidatunganye, azaba abaye ikintu cyo GUKORESHWA iby’icyubahiro CYEJEJWE, kigirira nyiracyo umumaro kandi cyatunganirijwe IMIRIMO MYIZA yose.”

Efes 2:10
“Kuko turi abo yaremye ituremeye IMIRIMO MYIZA muri Kristo Yesu, iyo Imana yiteguriye kera kugira ngo tuyigenderemo.”

* Kwera imbuto nziza NIKO (((gukora))) IMIRIMO MYIZA:

Efes 5:9
“Kuko IMBUTO z’umucyo ari (((ingeso nziza))) zose no ((GUKIRANUKA)) n’UKURI.”

Mat 3:8
“Nuko mwere IMBUTO zikwiriye abihannye. ”

Mat 7:18
“Igiti CYIZA ntikibasha kwera IMBUTO mbi, kandi n’igiti KIBI ntikibasha kwera imbuto NZIZA.”

Mat 7:20
“Nuko muzabamenyera ku MBUTO zabo.”
Muzabamenyera ku mbuto ariyo mirimo yabo myiza, nicyo gitandukanya uwizeye Yesu Kristo n’uwizera ibindi cyangwa utizera.

Yoh 15:8
“Ibyo ni byo BYUBAHISHA Data, ni uko mwera IMBUTO NYINSHI, mukaba (((abigishwa))) banjye.

* Atangira no gukunda Imana n’abagenzi be

Mat 22
37 Na we aramusubiza ati” ‘Ukundishe Uwiteka, Imana yawe umutima wawe wose n’ubugingo bwawe bwose n’ubwenge bwawe bwose.’
39 N’irya kabiri rihwanye na ryo ngiri ‘Ukunde mugenzi wawe nk’uko wikunda.’

Yoh 14:21
“Ufite amategeko yanjye AKAYITONDERA ni we ((UKUNDA)), kandi unkunda azakundwa na Data, nanjye nzamukunda mwiyereke.”
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Iyi mirimo YOSE n’amategeko y’Imana ni Umukristo UBIKORA, niwe bisohoreraho ariko akenera izindi mbaraga kubera afite abanzi bamugenza amanywa n’Ijoro bashaka ko yagwa akayivamo. Abo ni ISI, umubiri n’umwanzi satani. Ahora ari ku rugamba (Yak 1:12), akenera intwaro zose z’Imana (Efes 6:12-18) no kuyoborwa n’Umwuka Wera (Gal 5:16) kugira ngo agume mu GUKIRANUKA.

Umukristo ategetswe gukora kandi AGAKORA imirimo MYIZA kugira ngo akiranukire Imana. Ntahanditse ko adamarara cyangwa agendera mu nzira mbi, akiberaho uko ashaka maze Imana igakomeza kumubaraho GUKIRANUKA. Ubwo bwishingizi bw’abakora ibyangwa n’Uwiteka bategereje ko Imana ibabaraho gukiranuka butangwa na satani kandi bazabana nawe mu buturo bubi bw’iteka.

Luk 6:46
“Mumpamagarira iki muti ‘Databuja, Databuja’, nyamara NTIMUKORE ibyo mvuga?”

Mat 7:21
“Umuntu wese umbwira ati ‘Mwami, Mwami’, si we uzinjira mu bwami bwo mu ijuru, keretse UKORA ibyo Data wo mu ijuru ASHAKA.”

Mat 10:12
Uhereye ku gihe cya Yohana Umubatiza ukageza none, UBWAMI bwo mu ijuru (((buratwaranirwa))), intwarane zibugishamo imbaraga.

Yak 2:20
Wa muntu utagira umumaro we, ntuzi yuko kwizera kutagira imirimo ari impfabusa?

Uyu munsi ndakwinginga kubw’imbabazi z’Imana niba utaravuka ubwa kabiri, urabizi neza ko utarava mu byaha, ndagusabye ushake kumvira Umwuka azaguha KWIHANA nyakuri,ubabarirwe ibyaha maze uzatahe mu rurembo Siyoni. Inshuro nyinshi wumvise Ubutumwa bukagutera ubwoba, uvuga ko uzahinduka ARIKO nturahinduka. Wiyemeze kuva mu byakubase maze umutima wawe uwegurire uwakuremye.
Gehinomu n’imbi. Yuzuye abantu Imana ikunda Ariko bo bayanze. Hindukirira Imana.

Imana iguhe umugisha kandi Umwuka nakuyobora ubisangize n’abandi.

Christianity, Disciple, religion, Sermons

Popular “evangelical preachers”!

People can get saved under a false preacher or ministry. People can also be healed even though the preacher is a fraud. People can even receive a genuine prophetic word from a genuine false prophet, but why? Because God’s word will never return void. Isaiah 55:11 states, “so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
However, just because someone comes to Christ under a false teacher, or healed by a false servant, or hear from God by a false prophet, that does NOT place a stamp of approval upon that individual, they are what they are – false. Too many times I’ve heard sound preachers condone, defend and approve ministries which are false, and they do so with a condemning tone toward anyone who dares touch their “anointed” vessel. This doesn’t show their intelligence, it simply shows their spiritual ignorance.
Jesus proved this in the word itself of many who would stand before him, declaring their righteousness by gifts, works and knowledge, “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.’” (Matthew 7:23)
It doesn’t matter if someone has an altar call at the end of their sermon, or they mention the cross, or even tell sinners to repent, if their doctrine is wrong, if their ENTIRE message is wrong, then what you have is a perfect example of what we have been warned about to flee from – deceivers, deceiving and being deceived. We live in a day like no other right now within the modern church world, much less the real world around us, and it’s important now more than ever to KNOW who labors among you! This is why I don’t jump at the latest preacher who pops up on Christian television. Nor am I overtaken by someone who has a massive following, whose charismatic, who can say a fast word and it seems to be true, or someone who can sway a crowd. Listen, Christians are some of the most gullible people on earth, especially Western Christians. They’ve bought into the Hollywood version of American Christianity which is about entertainment, style and glamor. Never about Christ.
Did you know that there is a set criteria to get on the two biggest Christian television networks such as TBN and Daystar? When a preacher submits his or her demo tape to either of these networks, they are judged NOT by content or the message as much as they are judged by how the person looks physically, or how they would look on camera. This means that if a preacher is overweight, or is not very good looking, or does not dress in a more fashionable and appealing way, they are less likely to be selected for a test run. Again, it’s about style and less about substance.
We must test ALL things, because if the message is not the cross, if it’s not about crucifying the flesh DAILY, or turning away from sin, then something is wrong, and I don’t care how many millions of fans and followers that man or ministry has, they are false – period. But again, that’s American culture impacting the modern church, because today we judge how successful a ministry is by numbers, not by anointing. If a ministry has world appeal, then it must be successful. But once again, Jesus himself tells us that it’s not about numbers, style or fleshly appeal, but it’s about him.
There is a counterfeit Christianity growing across America and the rest of the world, and Jesus himself warned us it was coming, and it’s all part of the spirit of antichrist. The word tells us that this deception would appeal to many – even the very elect. And if the elect can be swayed, then what does that say of the heart of the modern believer? Again, we must always test the message and ministry to see if it’s truly of God. The problem however is that many have fallen into the trap of political (religious) correction where it’s now wrong, or somehow unchristian to ask questions about any preacher or ministry, or be labeled a troublemaker. Nothing will get a questioning believer shown the door, or a fast rebuke by many who follow a particular ministry than to question the message these people preach. But that’s what we are called to do! It’s not judging, it’s simply calling into question doctrine. And for the record, doctrine does matter!
So the next time you know someone who goes to hear the latest popular preacher, or travels to the latest conference and they say the cross is being preached, or repentance is told the sinner, remind them this, that a broken clock is right twice a day, and Mormons preach Jesus too, but that doesn’t make them right, it just means they know how to use the name of Jesus, and use it well – to deceive.
My thoughts from China.

Christopher Gregory