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WHO WERE THE NEPHILIM? (Part 1)

NephilimWHO WERE THE NEPHILIM? (Part 1)

Nephilim – Written by Vernon Gray and critiqued by Tom Lessing

VERNON GRAY

In recent times there has been some controversy surrounding the origin of what the Bible calls the Nephilim. The verse in question here is found in Genesis 6: 1–6.

  1. And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
  2. That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
  3. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
  4. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
  5. And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
  6. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

There are three common views on the identity of the “sons of God” (“Bene Ha Elohim”) marrying the “daughters of men” in Genesis 6:1-4:

  1. Descendants of Seth married descendants of Cain.
  2. Nobles married commoners.
  3. Angels married human women.

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HEALING BEGINS WITH SANCTIFICATION OF THE HEART

SANCTIFICATION OF THE HEART“HEALING BEGINS WITH SANCTIFICATION OF THE HEART”

– A Biblical review by Tom Lessing

CONFERENCE CONTROVERSIES

Dr Michelle Strydom - SANCTIFICATION OF THE HEART

Dr Michelle Strydom

SANCTIFICATION – An incensed reader wrote a comment complaining that the author of “Neuroplasticity, A science falsely so-called” misrepresents Dr. Michelle Strydom and her teaching on sickness and healing. Instead of responding to Masadi in the usual comment section, I decided to write a follow-up article proving that she is misleading multitudes of people with her erroneous teaching.

Masadi wrote:

I too wonder whether you have actually read the whole book or attended a conference. I have just been to Dr Michelle’s conference a few days ago. Never did she say or imply that you can heal or change your destiny just by changing your thoughts. The first step is always salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ. What the course teaches is the next step: sanctification, becoming the bride of Jesus for His return. Putting on the armour of God, becoming Love. Regarding healing, the message is repentance from sin and turning away from it. Dr Strydom’s calling was to be a doctor, and I believe that through her relationship with Jesus Christ it was revealed to her what the Bible teaches about healing.

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OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

PSALM 8:2

Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babes You have established strength
Because of Your adversaries,
That You might silence the enemy and make the revengeful cease.

What is the Unforgivable Sin?

The Unforgivable SinWhat is the Unforgivable Sin?

The thought of having committed the unforgivable sin has been placed on so many Christians and it’s a tremendous burden to carry. Especially those who attend these false Christian churches of today. They question the peculiar/unbiblical happenings around them and the strange teachings being taught and they are told by the Pastor or congregants that they are blaspheming the Holy Spirit and therefore have committed the unforgivable sin.

“…Modern Protestant interpretations of the sin include the deliberate labeling of good as evil, as rejecting the conviction of the Holy Spirit, of publicly attributing the work of the Holy Spirit to Satan.”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_sin

Matthew 12:24 “But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.”

Matthew 12:31-32 ” 31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.” » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

Blou Rokke – A Latter Rain Cult

Maria Fraser-Blou Rokkies

Maria Martha Fraser – Blou Rokke founder

Blou Rokke (Blou Rokkies) – The Latter Rain Mission of South Africa

ORIGIN:

The Blou Rokke religious cult had its beginnings in South Africa under the leadership of Maria Martha Fraser whom they call their founder. Their golden jubilee publication, Spade Reën Sending van S.A., 1927-1977 (hereafter SRS), tells on page 11 of “how a Holy Spirit Light (Spade Reën/Latter Rain) was poured out in December 1927 to Maria of the Blou Rokke and ten other Blou Rokke believers after a nine month period of prayer and fasting.” According to her the Lord revealed in this prophecy that “he would establish a work where all the gifts of the Holy Spirit would operate freely, a work after the Lord’s heart, where sin would not be able to persist.” (M. Fraser, Faith of Life, p.13) In one of many other revelations or visions she was shown the distinctive blue dress which gave rise to the nick name Blou Rokke / Blue Dresses. SRS also states that the difference between Latter Rain and other pentecostal movements is more in degree than in essence. (p.12)  http://spadereen.org.za/index.php/af-ZA/meer-omtrent-ons/ons-geskiedenis-3

The Blou Rokke aim to:

1. Comply with the full Gospel of Jesus Christ, to bring it to others and inspire them so that they can walk according to it. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

Angus Buchan – It’s Time to Unite All Faiths under Rome

Angus Buchan - It's Time to Unite All Faiths under Rome

Angus Buchan – It’s Time to Unite All Faiths under Rome

That’s right, “It’s Time”, time to unite all faiths in a National Day of Prayer in Bloemfontein under Rome.  The Vryheid Herald says:  “MEN and women of faith will gather on April 22 in Bloemfontein to take part in Angus Buchan’s National Day of Prayer.” (Emphasis added)

Angus Buchan says here on Gateway news:

“We are calling one million people to attend: from every race group, every denomination and every walk of life – men, women and children. The entrance is free, no tickets will be sold, and no collections will betaken at the event.”

“We firmly believe that if our Nation stands together as one, and calls upon the Name of Jesus Christ, He will hear us and heal our nation and bring peace to our hearts and homes.”

Angus Buchan, stated in an official announcement:

“We are tired of people taking the law into their own hands. We are going to call upon the Lord to bring justice, peace and hope to our beloved South Africa. He says “If My people who are called by My name” – that is you and I. So I want to ask you to pray for us.” » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

IT’S TIME – Transformation South Africa

It's Time - Angus BuchanIT’S TIME –

Transformation South Africa

IT’S TIME FOR “MY PEOPLE” – “MY PEOPLE?”

Please note how Angus Buchan changed 2 Chronicles 7:14. Instead of quoting it correctly as “and will heal THEIR (THE JEWS) land (ISRAEL), he very subtly changed it to read as “and will heal THE land.” Believers are never referred to as “my people” in the word of God. They are always referred to as the Bride of Christ Jesus or Christians. Israel (ישראל) is the only nation in the entire world who is called by God’s Name (or named after God). God Himself gave Israel her name (Genesis 32:22-28). Jesus never said to believers, “Your name shall be ‘Christian.'” Wikipedia says:

The first recorded use of the term [Christian] (or its cognates in other languages) is in the New Testament, in Acts 11:26, after Barnabas brought Saul (Paul) to Antioch where they taught the disciples for about a year, the text says: “[…] the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” The second mention of the term follows in Acts 26:28, where Herod Agrippa II replied to Paul the Apostle, “Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.” The third and final New Testament reference to the term is in 1 Peter 4:16, which exhorts believers: “Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.” » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

CALLIE VENTER – WAAROM JESUS SE WEDERKOMS NOG NIE KAN PLAASVIND NIE

Callie Venter

Pastoor en Mev. Callie Venter van die Nuwe Lewe Aanbiddingsentrum in Krugersdorp

PASTOOR CALLIE VENTER- WAAROM JESUS SE WEDERKOMS NOG NIE KAN PLAASVIND NIE

To translate article to English, use Google Translate located on this website to the left of this article.

INLEIDING

Pastoor Callie Venter, op die foto hiernaas, het ‘n reeks preke oor die wederkoms van Christus gelewer wat ons in die lig van die Skrif onder die loep moet neem om te onderskei of dit wat hy sê wel deeglik die waarheid is. As dit nie die waarheid is nie, moet ons dit handuit verwerp.

Die Aplified Bible sê dit as volg:

But the spiritual man tries all things [he examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things], yet is himself to be put on trial and judged by no one [he can read the meaning of everything, but no one can properly discern or appraise or get an insight into him].

Wanneer ons oor die wederkoms van Christus Jesus besin, is daar ’n paar dinge wat ons vir onsself moet uitklaar om die sekwensiële gebeure daaromheen reg te verstaan. Om dit eenvoudiger te maak, is daar ’n paar vrae wat ons moet vra.

  1. Is daar net één wederkoms (t.w. die Wegraping en Tweede Koms vind gelyktydig plaas) en indien daar net één is, hoe pas dit in by die Sewejarige Verdrukking en die daaropvolgende 1000-jarige Vrederyk van Christus op aarde?
  2. Is daar één wederkoms wat in twee fases geskied, t.w. die Wegraping en die Tweede Koms na die aarde en hoe ver verwyderd uitmekaar vind die twee gebeure plaas?
  3. Is daar genoeg bewyse in die Bybel dat ’n Pre-Verdrukking Wegraping (“Pre-Trib”) die enigste logiese aanvaarbare een is, en dat ’n Mid-Verdrukking- (“Mid-Trib”), ’n Pre-Grimmigheid- (“Pre-Wrath”), of Post-Verdrukking Wegraping (“Post-Trib”) dus nie deug nie?
  4. Is Callie Venter se aanname dat die wederkoms nog nie kan plaasvind nie, korrek?
  5. Is daar enigiets in die taalgebruik wat vir ons aandui hoedanig ons die Wegraping moet interpreteer, veral m.b.t. die aard en tydsberekening daarvan?

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Simon Magus and the Apostle Simon Peter

Simon Magus

Simon Magus

Simon Magus and the Apostle Simon Peter

Simon the Sorcerer or Simon the Magician, in Latin Simon Magus (Greek Σίμων ὁ μάγος), is a religious figure whose confrontation with Peter is recorded in Acts 8:9–24. According to Acts, Simon was a Samaritan Magus or religious figure of the 1st century AD and a convert to Christianity.   Simon the Sorcerer wanted to buy the Holy Spirit from the Apostles to use for his own personal gain.  The sin of simony, or paying for position and influence in the church, is named after Simon.

1 John 2:18  “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”

Matthew 24:23-24  “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 23 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

The apostle Peter’s real name was Simon. When Jesus gave Simon the nickname Peter, Jesus did it with a smile, because Simon’s faith was so strong.  Jesus gave Simon the name of Cephas in the Syriac language, Cephas meaning, a stone.  Peter is the Greek translation of Cephas.

John 1:42  “And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.” » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

Seeking Salvation or Deliverance?

Praying hands - need help - seeking deliverance

Need Help?  Are you seeking deliverance or are you just seeking salvation?  You have come to the right place!

I am going to get right to the point regarding deliverance because I know you are desperate and need urgent help.  If you want salvation through Jesus Christ the Son of God and you need deliverance from either affliction or possession, please follow steps No. 1) through to No. 6), otherwise please just pray the wonderful sinners prayer we have for you that you may be born again and then do step No. 1 and No. 6).

Here are the steps you need to follow for salvation and for deliverance:

This is for anyone; those who think they are Christian but are not sure, those who are Charismatic, Pentecostal (believing in Baptism of the Holy Spirit by sign of gifts, ie., speaking in ‘heavenly’ tongues), Zionist (ZCC church), Anglican, Catholic, Calvinist, Seventh Day Adventist, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witnesses etc. Those in the Occult / New Age, Wiccan, Pagan or an unbeliever be that an atheist, agnostic etc. Or if you are Hindu, Buddhist, or Muslim etc.

“7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” (James 4:7-8)

A Christian but plagued by a demonic spirit in your home? » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

AN EARTHQUAKE REDEMPTION – Part 2

AN EARTHQUAKE REDEMPTION – Part 2

Listen:

A REAL DEATH FOR SIN, FOR EVERYONE, OR JUST A FEW ELECT? 

If ALL have sinned and ALL come short of the glory of God, then Jesus Christ must have died for ALL mankind, and not just for a select few, unless of course, the elect are the only ones who sin and have sinned, which is preposterous to say the least. MacArthur continued in this dastardly vain tone of erroneous statements, when he tried to explain why there is a heaven and a hell. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

AN EARTHQUAKE REDEMPTION – Part 1

AN EARTHQUAKE REDEMPTION – Part 1

Listen:

One of the most poignant and beautiful passages in Scripture, despite the devastating earthquake that shook the prison where Paul and Silas had been incarcerated for their witness of the Gospel of redemption through Jesus Christ, is in Acts 16.

And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? (Acts 16:30).

It was no ordinary earthquake. It shook the foundations of the prison so that not only the prison doors were slammed open, but even the chains that shackled the prisoners to their cells were miraculously loosened. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

DISCIPLINE – Worldly vs Biblical

WORLDLY DISCIPLINE

What springs to mind when you hear the word discipline ? To some it may conjure up thoughts of cruelty, uncivilized behaviour, lovelessness, and primitive brutality. If you are into psychology and especially child psychology these are the thoughts that will govern your mind.

And just to refresh your mind that psychology, of whatever strain, is diametrically opposed to God’s Word and his instructions, here are some quotes from the lips of a few leading psychologists.

eli-falling-off-his-chair - discipline

Papa Eli’s ancient child psychology and its result – breaking his neck when falling backward to his death from his stool.

The Shaman (witch doctor) . . . can be viewed as an early psychotherapist (Herbert Bensen, M.D. Harvard professor).

The basic model of man that led to the development of [Eastern] meditational techniques is the same model that led to humanistic psychotherapies (Lawrence leShan, past president of the “Association for Humanistic Psychology {AHP}).

The core of the problem, which psychological and psychiatric research has not resolved yet, and is unlikely to resolve, consists in a correct distinction between pathological behaviour of a psychic nature and demonic invasion (Eugenio Fizzoti, Professor: The Psychology of Religion, School of Education, Pontifical Salesian University, Rome).

It is indeed shocking that many, if not most forms of psychotherapy currently offered to consumers are not supported by credible scientific evidence. (R. Christopher Barden, psychologist, lawyer and president of the National Association for Consumer protection in mental Health Practices).

Psychiatry has been willing to sanctify its values with the holy water of medicine and offer them up as the true faith of Mental health. It is a false Messiah. (E. Fuller Torrey, Internationally respected psychiatrist).

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