Monthly Archives: August 2015

THE SHEMITAH JUDGMENT?

According to the Jewish calendar, the next Shemitah year will be the year 5775 after Creation, which runs from September 25, 2014, through September 13, 2015.

As we see the Wall Street Financial Market plunges and then slightly recovering many believers are asking themselves, is this indeed the ‘Shemitah judgment’ coming over the United States that will culminate on September 13, 2015 with a total collapse of the American economy as has been prophesied by several preachers and televangelists? The answer to this question is unequivocally NO! The Shemitah has nothing to do with God shaking the American Economy or causing a famine, nor is it about judgment!

The Shemitah is a Jewish Sabbath year which was an obligation given specifically and ONLY TO THE NATION OF ISRAEL as we can read in the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy 15:1-5 (NLT):
“At the end of every seventh year you must cancel the debts of everyone who owes you money. This is how it [...]

HOW TO DEAL WITH HOMOSEXUALS IN THE CHURCH

You hear this more and more lately, pastors who are saying that they are proud to have homosexuals in their church. Like Hillsong Senior Pastor Brian Houston, who the other day responded to the rumor that the New York City Campus has an openly gay couple directing the choir. He said:

“Hillsong’s position on homosexuality and gay marriage has not changed and is consistent with Scripture. As I have stated previously, I believe the writings of Paul are clear on this subject. Several months ago when one of our choir directors made an unexpected public statement regarding his engagement to a man who sometimes sang in the choir, it was a complete surprise to us as well,” Houston says.

“It is my understanding that they have not been involved in an active leadership or ministry role since,” he continues. “That said, we still love them and acknowledge that they—like all of us—are on a journey, and our role as a church is to [...]

INSTINCT VERSUS SPIRIT

People who follow their natural instinct do not have God’s Spirit in them. They do whatever their instincts tell them. These people are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They scoff at things they do not understand. These people are not spiritual and that’s why they cannot receive the truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.

Spiritual people do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, they speak words given to them by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths. Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others!

People who follow their natural instinct belong to this world, they speak from the world’s viewpoint, and the world listens to them. But people who are spiritual belong to God, and those who know God listens to them. If they [...]