Daily Devotion: Christians And Grapes “And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:” - Philemon 1:2 I asked a pastor of a “mega” church some time back, “How do you pastor so many people?” His response will probably shock you. It did me. “I don’t pastor them. I’m not their pastor; I’m their preacher.” He went on to say, “Why, most of these people... #ICAD4L #D4Ldevotion #D4L #Christian #Morning Continue Reading: https://www.refreshingdaily.org/2021/04/daily-devotion-christians-and-grapes.html
thumb_up36thumb_downchat_bubble

More from Jim ✞ In Christ Alone

---------- Remarriage is an absolute sin, except for one exception - a female WIDOW, that has never been divorced, may remarry a born again man that has never been married; ALL other possible combinations are a sin, which will result in eternal damnation for BOTH involved parties. The Lord Jesus Christ says that marriage is for life, except in the case of the female widow; if you're a man, and your wife has died, or if you have been divorced, you MUST remain unmarried and celibate for the rest of your life, or you will die in your (INTENTIONAL) sins, and BOTH you, AND your illegitimate abomination of a wife, will receive onto yourselves, eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire. If you're a divorced woman, you must remain single and celibate for the rest of your life. If you are a married woman, AND YOUR ORIGINAL HUSBAND DIES, then, and only then, may you remarry, HOWEVER, your new husband MUST 100% be a born again Christian that abides in The Lord Jesus Christ -- if any of these conditions are not met, you will earn onto yourselves, eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire, for BOTH PARTIES INVOLVED. Additionally, it should be noted, that a man that has never been married, CANNOT marry a divorced woman, and likewise, a woman that has never been married, CANNOT marry a divorced man - if any of these forbidden combinations occur, BOTH parties involved, will earn onto themselves, eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire. If you are in an illegitimate and unholy marriage, you MUST REPENT AND REMEDY IT IMMEDIATELY - you must immediately divorce your illegitimate abomination of a "spouse", and remain single and celibate for the rest of your life, or in the case of a woman, UNTIL YOUR ORIGINAL HUSBAND DIES -- IF YOU DO NOT DO THESE THINGS, YOU WILL *B-O-T-H* RECEIVE ONTO YOURSELVES, ETERNAL DAMNATION IN THE LAKE OF FIRE... Adultery is a sin, and anyone that remarries outside of the rules ordained by The Lord Jesus Christ, COMMITS ADULTERY, which is an INTENTIONAL SIN - YOU ARE INTENTIONALLY SINNING ALL OF THE TIME, 24/7, AS LONG AS YOU REMAIN IN AN ILLEGITIMATE MARRIAGE -- if the rapture happens, you will be left behind, and if you die, you will go straight to Hell. There is a piece of scripture in Matthew 5:32, which is parallel to Luke 16:18, but with the addition of "...saving for the cause of fornication...", which SEEMS to say (my own interpretation) that an exception can be made for cases where the husband, after getting married, finds out that his wife wasn't a virgin, but I believe that this is an extremely rare case -- if a man finds himself in this situation, I'd recommend that he pray about it heavily, and then do what God's Holy Spirit has told him to do. I feel that Matthew 5:32 is a confusing piece of scripture, and some people would argue that it refers to an exception being made for an unfaithful wife, but I disagree with them; if you look at the scripture, the word used is "fornication", which is similar to "adultery", except "fornication" happens before people are married, which leads me to believe that the scripture is referring to an exception being made for a wife that lied about being a virgin. Thus being said, it is my opinion that it would be far safer to NOT remarry in the above scenario, but the choice is up to you; why risk damnation? Lastly, it should be noted, that CELIBATE means CELIBATE - fornication with one's self is an INTENTIONAL SIN, as well as an abomination; the born again Christian should not forget that The Holy Spirit of God lives inside them -- anyone that defiles God's temple will be destroyed. ---------- Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ---------- Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ---------- Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery. Luke 16:18 ---------- But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. Matthew 5:32 ---------- I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. 1 Corinthians 7:8-9 ---------- The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:39 ---------- For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men. Proverbs 23:27-28 ---------- Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28 ---------- Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Hebrews 13:4 ---------- And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Luke 6:46 ---------- And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Hebrews 5:9 ---------- Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 7:21 ---------- Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. 1 Timothy 5:20 ---------- Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. Ezekiel 18:4 ---------- Stop sinning, or go to the Lake of Fire... ----------

We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:9 #bible

23 views · Apr 23rd

More from Jim ✞ In Christ Alone

---------- Remarriage is an absolute sin, except for one exception - a female WIDOW, that has never been divorced, may remarry a born again man that has never been married; ALL other possible combinations are a sin, which will result in eternal damnation for BOTH involved parties. The Lord Jesus Christ says that marriage is for life, except in the case of the female widow; if you're a man, and your wife has died, or if you have been divorced, you MUST remain unmarried and celibate for the rest of your life, or you will die in your (INTENTIONAL) sins, and BOTH you, AND your illegitimate abomination of a wife, will receive onto yourselves, eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire. If you're a divorced woman, you must remain single and celibate for the rest of your life. If you are a married woman, AND YOUR ORIGINAL HUSBAND DIES, then, and only then, may you remarry, HOWEVER, your new husband MUST 100% be a born again Christian that abides in The Lord Jesus Christ -- if any of these conditions are not met, you will earn onto yourselves, eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire, for BOTH PARTIES INVOLVED. Additionally, it should be noted, that a man that has never been married, CANNOT marry a divorced woman, and likewise, a woman that has never been married, CANNOT marry a divorced man - if any of these forbidden combinations occur, BOTH parties involved, will earn onto themselves, eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire. If you are in an illegitimate and unholy marriage, you MUST REPENT AND REMEDY IT IMMEDIATELY - you must immediately divorce your illegitimate abomination of a "spouse", and remain single and celibate for the rest of your life, or in the case of a woman, UNTIL YOUR ORIGINAL HUSBAND DIES -- IF YOU DO NOT DO THESE THINGS, YOU WILL *B-O-T-H* RECEIVE ONTO YOURSELVES, ETERNAL DAMNATION IN THE LAKE OF FIRE... Adultery is a sin, and anyone that remarries outside of the rules ordained by The Lord Jesus Christ, COMMITS ADULTERY, which is an INTENTIONAL SIN - YOU ARE INTENTIONALLY SINNING ALL OF THE TIME, 24/7, AS LONG AS YOU REMAIN IN AN ILLEGITIMATE MARRIAGE -- if the rapture happens, you will be left behind, and if you die, you will go straight to Hell. There is a piece of scripture in Matthew 5:32, which is parallel to Luke 16:18, but with the addition of "...saving for the cause of fornication...", which SEEMS to say (my own interpretation) that an exception can be made for cases where the husband, after getting married, finds out that his wife wasn't a virgin, but I believe that this is an extremely rare case -- if a man finds himself in this situation, I'd recommend that he pray about it heavily, and then do what God's Holy Spirit has told him to do. I feel that Matthew 5:32 is a confusing piece of scripture, and some people would argue that it refers to an exception being made for an unfaithful wife, but I disagree with them; if you look at the scripture, the word used is "fornication", which is similar to "adultery", except "fornication" happens before people are married, which leads me to believe that the scripture is referring to an exception being made for a wife that lied about being a virgin. Thus being said, it is my opinion that it would be far safer to NOT remarry in the above scenario, but the choice is up to you; why risk damnation? Lastly, it should be noted, that CELIBATE means CELIBATE - fornication with one's self is an INTENTIONAL SIN, as well as an abomination; the born again Christian should not forget that The Holy Spirit of God lives inside them -- anyone that defiles God's temple will be destroyed. ---------- Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ---------- Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ---------- Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery. Luke 16:18 ---------- But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. Matthew 5:32 ---------- I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. 1 Corinthians 7:8-9 ---------- The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:39 ---------- For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men. Proverbs 23:27-28 ---------- Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28 ---------- Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Hebrews 13:4 ---------- And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Luke 6:46 ---------- And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Hebrews 5:9 ---------- Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 7:21 ---------- Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. 1 Timothy 5:20 ---------- Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. Ezekiel 18:4 ---------- Stop sinning, or go to the Lake of Fire... ----------

We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:9 #bible

23 views · Apr 23rd