Who Is in Charge and What the Church Is Not

Jim shares a short, but powerful message on this week’s Torah portion (Terumah) and reveals one of the most incredible hidden messages in the original Hebrew of Proverbs 30:4-6. (PFT Fellowship 2-5-11)

You may stay connected with Jim Staley and his family at: https://StaleyFamilyMinistries.com

Here is an image portraying what Jim Staley is talking about in the video above from Proverbs 30:4-6 in the original Hebrew.

Image Copyright: John F Boylan M.Div. I found the image along with more information about it here: http://www.narrow-gate.net/jeffking/archives/002892.html Boylan has written a book available on Amazon which I have not read yet entitled:  “Again, God Speaks: God Reveals His Hidden Secrets”.

Here are a couple of other images summarizing a really long study tracking Hebrew names to their common English derivations.  There were no J’s back then – that is a recent innovation.

This image is via www.lavia.org

Messiah graphic found on Pinterest via Brian Laing

Now that we know a little about who is in charge, let’s talk about our role.  If we are His body here on earth (and I believe we are if we have believed into Him), then we should know what we are and what we are not. For many years I have thought that He often contains (or restrains) Himself based on what we think and do and say. It is not that He cannot do anything that He wants to do, but He has His ways and His goal is for us to come into harmony with Him. Thus He waits patiently for our proper call. As long as we are distracted and busy doing other things, we are clearly not busy doing His work and inviting His presence in our midst.  We must seek Him to find out what that entails.

This week I got an email from a friend, named Kit Pharo on “What the Church is Not.”  He is doing a whole email series on what the church is not. His initial list is below:

The Church is NOT:

  • a man-made building
  • a man-made denomination
  • a set of man-made doctrines
  • for unbelievers (non-Christians)
  • a social club or gossip center
  • an entertainment center
  • an event that has a dress code
  • a place to drop off your kids
  • a place where large crowds sit in rows staring at the back of someone else’s head
  • an organization with a distinction between clergy and laity
  • an event that must start at a specific time on a specific day
  • a substitute for individual Bible study and prayer
  • the only place you should act Christ-like
  • a 501.c.3 organization
  • an organization that is based on anyone other than Jesus Christ
  • headquartered here on earth

I [Kit] ask that you pray for God’s wisdom and guidance as we go through this series.   May we all be enlightened by God.   May we all be willing to submit to God’s will – and may God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

As Kit says, “Don’t just GO to church; BE the Church”

If you want to see more on this topic, please drop him a note asking to be added to his devotional email list here: Email: Kit@PharoCattle.com and/or visit his website for more information: www.PharoCattle.com

So please join me in seeking Him and finding out what we need to do NOW!

PLEASE NOTE:  I will be reopening the FGST email list and sending periodic transmissions to it via Constant Contact.  If you want to be on that list you may subscribe/unsubscribe here.  The anticipated volume for FGST is 1-4 per month and it is whatever I think is important enough to send out.  I only want to be in touch with people who really want to hear from me so opt in or out any time for any reason.  The same form gives you the option to sign up for OKGrassroots (Oklahoma political) and CLibertyC (multi-state/library project) as well.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Who Is in Charge and What the Church Is Not

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A Message from President Trump for Passover/Easter and more about this Season

“Both of these sacred celebrations remind us that God’s love redeems the world… Happy Passover, happy Easter, thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.”

May YHWH be pleased to bless us as a nation and as individuals!  Thanks President Trump

On Facebook recently, Chris Lavers shared this about Passover and the relationship to the death burial and resurrection of Yahshua (Jesus), Messiah, the one slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8b):  

Jesus was born into this world in the exact place the sacrificial lambs were born, and He was sacrificed with them in death as well. Having observed the Passover meal on the 14th day of the month of Nisan (the day beginning at sundown “the night before” in our terms), as ordained by God the Father, His scourging and trials took place during that same night and He died at the 9th hour, the precise hour at which the sacrifices began.

His sacrifice was for us, once and for all time. He who was without sin was in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights during the Feast of Unleavened Bread before He arose, offering to God the Father the pure, unleavened (without sin), first fruits of the harvest.

Paul writes, “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.”
1 Corinthians 15:20-23

Just as God passed over the children of Israel by the blood of a lamb and saved them when they fled Egypt in the Exodus, Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha’Mashiach) became our Passover Lamb to save us all with His death, burial, and resurrection. We don’t choose Jesus to “make Him Lord of our life.” He IS Lord of our life. We can choose to follow Him, and where He leads is to the Kingdom of God and to life everlasting. All other paths lead to destruction. He died for us, the least we can do is live for Him.

Pesach Sameach, Happy Passover!

Finding Gems and Sharing Them – A Message from President Trump for Passover/Easter and more about this Season

Lunar Tetrads and Biblical Signs of the Times

I recommend this video to all believers, seekers of truth,

and all who are even remotely interested in signs of the times!

Feast-day Eclipses in 2014-15: What do they Mean?

 
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Video above is approximately 13 minutes long and has over 5,660 views at time of posting.
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,
before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.” (Joel 2:31)
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Will a unique pattern of solar and lunar eclipses in 2014-15 fulfill this prophecy?  A compelling look at God’s apparent use of eclipses as “signs” of the Second Coming, with some additional insights lent by the symbolic meanings ascribed to the Sun and the Moon in Scripture…
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A thought provoking presentation!
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Please see http://www.theseasonofreturn.com for more details.
Special thanks to Lashelle for the find~
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Indications are that Jesus is coming very soon…  Are you ready?
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For additional Christian books and resources I would recommend the following ministries to you:

Derek Prince Ministries

Living Stream Ministry (Watchman Nee and Witness Lee)

Chuck Baldwin Live

Chuck Missler (Koinonia House Ministries)

Recently published on scribd and reviewed here on this blog:

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David Reagan on End Time Prophecies of Jesus at Mid-America Prophecy Conference in Tulsa

David Reagan opened with a look at his church sign collection through the years – unbelievable and funny too!  This session was on “End Time Prophecies of Jesus primarily from Matthew 24 but also Matthew 11: 20-23 and three cities gone today (Capernaum, Bethsaida, and Chorazin)

Signs:

1)  the sign of cults (false Christs and false prophets)

wolves in sheeps clothing gnostics and Judiasers

2) the sign of world politics (wars and rumors of wars)

violence between nations and within nations

3) natural disasters (famines and earthquakes and famines and plagues and signs from heaven – roaring of the sea or tsunamis)

THESE THINGS ARE THE BEGINNINGS OF BIRTH PANGS — increase in frequency and intensity

4) Christian persecution (hindu and muslim areas especially)

Nigeria a Christian was recently elected and violence has erupted

5) Apostasy in the church

6) The breakdown of society

just as it was in the days of Noah (Matthew 24: 37) characterized by immorality and violence

Hollywood influence — moral polluter of planet earth

7) Preaching of the gospel – will be preached in the whole world (translations of the Bible / modern technology) — The Jesus Movie!

Jesus is returning soon.  We are living on borrowed time.  He is either your blessed hope or your holy terror.  Be Ready!  Keep looking up~

You are either under the grace of God or the wrath of God.

John 3: 36

He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

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