Antichrist

February 23, 2016

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Scripture

Then a herald shouted out, “People of all races and nations and languages, listen to the king’s command!  When you hear the sound….of music, bow to the ground to worship King Nebuchadnezzar’s gold statue.”

~Daniel 3:4-5, NLT

Quote

‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’

~Lucifer [Shinning Star]

The devils prideful ambition is to be God. In truth, he is a fallen angel  evicted from heaven and cast down to earth. He is not just a fallen angel, he is a mad angel. He is infuriated at being ousted from heaven where he very much wanted to be the center of attention. A big part of his desire to be God is that he has a craving to be worshipped. He even tempted Jesus to fall down and worship him. Eventually, he will empower the antichrist to do wonders that will amaze the world and in return, the antichrist will be worshipped.

Understand there have been hundred’s of antichrist [people that fit the type] such as king Nebuchadnezzar. The man wanted all nations and languages to fall down and worship himself. He went into a devil like fit of rage when the Hebrews boys refused to bow. Nebuchadnezzar wanted the glory that belongs to God and God alone. In order to get the glory, he had to become the object of worship.

It is this prideful lust for glory that gets us in trouble. We want to be the center; we want everything to revolve around us. We crave praise and recognition but we do not deserve either. Praise, honor, glory and worship belong to the LORD.

I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise with carved idols.  {Isaiah 42:8}

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  • We made February 22nd our Holiday instead of the 16th. George Washington’s birth date should be a national holiday. If we had the gumption to flush the stinky toilet in Washington, we might  put General George where he belongs and that is the greatest president of all time. Ronald Reagan would be second or third; probably third.
  • I attended the girls game Monday and then locked my self in to prepare for the JBS at Sardis Springs. The girls ran into a hot shooting team. I think West Limestone, June’s alma Mata, missed only two free throws and less than ten three’s. They didn’t miss many.
  • Extra from the Imprimis: J. Paul Getty was a miser and a cheapskate who made visitors to his estate use a pay phone he had installed in his mansion even though he was one of the richest men in the world. When his 17 year old grandson was kidnapped in Italy and held for $17 million ransom, the dickered over the amount until the kidnappers mailed him his grandson’s ear. Even then Getty refused to pay. He did loan his son [the boys father] the $17 million but made him pay it back at an interest rate of 4%.

Gary, Keri and Kane

Jesus Verses Lucifer

September 18, 2014

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SCRIPTURE

In other words, adopt the mind-set of Jesus the Anointed. Live with His attitude in your hearts.

~Philippians 2:5, The VOICE

QUOTE

The follower of Christ must think like Christ, not of himself but for others and not for his glory but for God’s.

~William Barclay

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Lucifer’s mind-set is expressed in Isaiah 14:12-15 and Ezekiel 28:11-19. If you study these passages, you will note the huge contrast between our beloved Savior and Lord and Lucifer who is also knows at Satan.

  • Jesus…”Thy will” be done…Lucifer “My will” be done.
  • Jesus humbled Himself…Lucifer exalted himself.
  • Jesus gave up a throne to become a servant…Lucifer shunned servant hood in pursuit of the throne.
  • Jesus was the Creator but willing to become a man…Lucifer was not satisfied to be a creature: he wanted to be Creator.
  • Jesus left heavens glory by His own free will to become a man and a sacrifice for our sins so we could go to heaven…Lucifer was kicked out of heaven because of his selfish ambition and sinful rebellion, then came to earth to infect as many as possible with the spirit of rebellion with the intention of damning us to hell.
  • Jesus emptied Himself as a benevolent giver…Lucifer grasp beyond his rights and became a thief and a taker.

Oh what a Savior! Oh Hallelujah
His heart was broken on Calvary,
HIs hands were nail scared: His side was driven,
He gave his life blood for you and me

He left the Father, with all his riches,
With calmness sweet and serene,
Came down from heaven and gave his life blood
To make the vilest sinner clean. 

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  • Today is our day to pray for those having trials, difficulties and for the sick: Kenny Holladay, Jackie Steele, Larry Garner, Bill Wilbourn, Floyd Bailey [uncle], Angie Blackburn [aunt], Dee Eady, B.R. Sessums, Daphne Hutto [Teddie and Lisa’s daughter, has surgery next week], Carylon Suthoff, Tracey Gillies, Minnie Grace Baker, Dale Shedd, Beatrice Freeze, Linda Dutton, Bonnie Moore and Matthew Battles.
  • I found out last night that one of my favorite people in the world, Mae Sue Wallace fell last Sunday and broke her hip. She is a sweet lady and I will try to see her today. I will also be going to HH where Cory will be having arteriogram.
  • PTL for 119 in AWANA last night and over 90 at supper for 2nd week in a row with 195 total. Youth and AWANA are tearing it up if we could just have a revival among the adults. The GATHERING was fantastic, I loved every minute. I hope Jesus was as pleased as I was. I want to give them the entire time one of these nights. I’ll have to confer with the youth on a good time but I want to record a service for YouTube.
  • We have a lot of hurting people in and around DBC and the source of most of the pain is sin. I am sick of sin and sure glad that God will not allow it in heaven. One very sweet couple told me last week, “Bro. Jack we will be gone this Sunday on a little family get away.” You will not believe what I said to them, plus I gave the lady a hug…”You deserve a break. I want you to go with my blessing. I hope you have a great time.” I know we have some doubting Thomas’ out there but I said it. Of course this family is here 50 Sunday’s a year and that kind of faithfulness is unheard of these days. Lillian and Lewis Sims went 11 years without missing a service, can you believe it. James Kyle and Margaret didn’t miss LCBS for 5 years. These are records that probably will never be broken.
  • There is a MY HOPE 2014 coming November 9th with new video called Heavenpray for a venue to share it.

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