fredag 27. mars 2020

No. 1518: Preteristic understanding of scripture!

No. 1518:
Preteristic understanding of scripture!


Find Arne Lauvås who once preached and taught right, today he is a preterist delusional teacher.
This teaches a complete distance from understanding the Bible as a book in which one speaks clearly and clearly. But one ends up in a conspiracy where everything is to be understood "spiritually". Where one ends up in a floating and complete meaning of God's word!
Finn Arne teaches following.

Isaiah 11.6. Then the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie with the cow;
This closet is not literally understood, this is spiritual. The Millennium is fiction.
Yes, yes, this must be understood as the old fallen nature "extinguishes" as well.
There is so much wonder with this doctrine, spending too much slit on such heresy, is really throwing pearls for pigs.




The preterist interpretation of Scripture concerns the Book of Revelation as a symbolic image of early church conflicts, not a description of what will happen in the end times. Preterism denies the future prophetic quality of most of the book of Revelation. To varying degrees, preterism combines the allegorical and symbolic interpretation with the concept that Revelation does not deal with particular future events. The preterist movement essentially teaches that all end-time prophecies in the New Testament were fulfilled in the year 70 AD. when the Romans attacked and destroyed Jerusalem and Israel.

The letters to the churches in Revelation 2 and 3 were written to real churches in the first century, and they have practical uses for churches today. But chapters 6-22, if interpreted in the same way as the rest of the Bible prophecy, were written about events that are yet to come. There is no need to interpret the prophecies of Revelation allegorically. Previously fulfilled prophecies were literally fulfilled. For example, all of the Old Testament verses before the First Coming of Christ were literally fulfilled in Jesus. Christ came at that time that he was predicted to come (Daniel 9: 25-26). Christ was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14). He suffered and died for our sins (Isaiah 53: 5-9). These are just a few examples of hundreds of Old Testament prophecies God gave to the prophets who are recorded in the Scriptures and which were literally fulfilled. It simply does not make sense to try to allegorize unfulfilled prophecy or understand unfulfilled prophecy by any means other than a regular reading.

Furthermore, preterism is completely inconsistent in its interpretation of John's revelation. According to the preterist view of the end times, chapters 6-18 of Revelation are symbolic and allegorical, not describing literal events. However, Chapter 19, according to the preterist, is to be understood literally. Jesus Christ will literally and physically return. Then Chapter 20 is again interpreted allegorically by preterist, while Chapters 21-22 are literally understood, at least in part, in that there will truly be a new heaven and new earth. No one denies that Revelation contains wonderful and sometimes confusing visions.

No one denies that Revelation describes some things figuratively. But to arbitrarily deny the literal nature of choosing parts of Revelation is to destroy the basis for literally interpreting some of the book. If seals, trumpets, bowls, witnesses, 144,000, animals, false prophets, millennial kingdoms, etc., are allegorical or symbolic, on what basis do we claim that Jesus' second coming and the new earth are literal? There is failure in preterism - it leaves the interpretation of Revelation to the opinions of the interpreter. Instead, we should read it, believe it, and obey it — literally and accurately.

Preterism is another form of Replacement Theology. The basic idea of ​​Preterism is that all prophecies of the congregation's time should only have a spiritual fulfillment. They add the fulfillment of the great tribulation and the Antichrist, to the year 70 AD, when Jerusalem was destroyed.

They also believe that Jesus came again in the spirit, and that the Millennium was established as a spiritual kingdom, where there is peace. Within this Bible vision it is learned that Emperor Nero was the Antichrist. That is bad with the story when Nero died in the year 68 after Christ. In Dan 9.27 and 2 Thess.2.8 it says that the king of kings will destroy him, but Nero took his own life.

Furthermore, this doctrine claims that John's Revelation has only a spiritual fulfillment, and that it was fulfilled in the year 70 AD. Here, too, there is a great gap in such a claim, as we know that John's Revelation was written ca. AD 95, long after the destruction of Jerusalem.

The Bible is interwoven with spiritual imagery, which has its spiritual significance, but it can never take away the physical fulfillment of prophecy. The Bible can be interpreted in several ways: historical, prophetic, and spiritual. No one can deny today that there is a country called Israel and a people called Jews. This country and people have been around for 4000 years.

Jerusalem is the country's capital, which it has been for over 3000 years. Jerusalem has been mentioned over 800 times in GT and NT. We also have a spiritual Israel, "God's people ", which consists of both Jews and Gentiles. Those who belong to spiritual Israel, or whether you want the church of God, are circumcised on the meat boards of the heart.

We see that today's Bible prophecy is fulfilled in a strong and compelling way for earthly Israel. What has happened since the state was restored in 1948 is nothing more than a powerful proclamation from God, regarding the promises made to his earthly real estate people.

On the other hand, we are also witness to seeing clear prophecies, which are happening and fulfilled for the Church of God today. The tragic thing in this context is that the Preterists completely disregard Israel as God's people, and to which the Lord God of Israel has made such rich promises.

Rom kp. 9 speaks of Israel yesterday, Rom 10 speaks of Israel today and Rome bp 11 speaks of Israel tomorrow. In verse 11, we clearly see the many promises the Lord has made to His coming as King of the people. From Zion shall come the Savior, He shall set his feet upon the Mount of Olives. From Jerusalem, the law shall be deleted…

When we follow Preterism, there are many things about this doctrine that differ. They see all the fulfillment of Scripture as spiritual events, furthermore it is doubted whether there is an eternal torment for those who are not saved! The idea of ​​annihilation is also widespread in this teaching.

There is what is called full Preterism and what is called partial Preterism. This doctrine is another form of Replacement Theology, scriptures are extracted such as: Isa. 49: 3 as proof that Christ is Israel before God now. It is true that Christ is referred to as Israel in this verse. But the proper context is that Christ in the above verses stands as a role model on, the ideal Israelite.

The Bible, "The Word of God," is steeped in Hebrew thinking, not Western thinking. Scripture is full of paradoxes, it is not the words of logic, we preach, but the words of faith.

Israel's physical and spiritual restoration tells us that God is behind both the natural and the spiritual. In Preterism and its followers, there is a strong over-emphasis on the spiritual. God who both creates and saves is not clear enough.

In Gnosticism, Jesus 'humanity was dimmed in favor of Jesus' divinity. When the spiritual side is so cultivated, it becomes out of date to speak of a future for Israel on this earth. One is almost only concerned with shadow versus reality when it comes to law and grace, while there is also a connection between the pacts.

Let us be aware that this doctrine is seduction and leads astray. If Israel is Israel and the Church is a church, then most things fall into place.

Final Comment:


Don't use that much more space, but also read the links I attach.
Do you have questions?
Send them to me by email: jk.chris@online.no
There is so much to this teaching and this preaching that I really want to define it as swarming and bland.
It is simply not worth spending too much time, effort and space on as it is really easy to reveal as unbiblical.

tirsdag 24. mars 2020

No. 1517: It goes like a "red" thread throughout the entire Word of God, that no one who is married should be a member of the leadership of God's congregation to bear responsibility!

No. 1517:
It goes like a "red" thread throughout the entire Word of God, that no one who is married should be a member of the leadership of God's congregation to bear responsibility!


Jan Hanvold and unfortunately thousands of others are really choosing Christ and his word to be re-married as believers and to proclaim the word of God.
A lot of them are expecting them sooner or later, the scripture says.
Heb. 12. 25 Be careful not to reject him who speaks! For do not release them, those who rejected Him who spoke on earth, how much less shall we let go if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven! 26 His voice then shook the earth; but now he has promised and said: Once again I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens. 27 But that saying, once again, announces a change of things that are shaken, because they are created, so that things which are not shaken shall continue. 28 Therefore, when we receive a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be grateful and thereby serve God for His good pleasure, with shame and fear! 29 For our God is a consuming fire.



Room. 15. 4 For all that is written before, it is written unto us for doctrine, that we may have hope in the patience and comfort of the scriptures.

We as New Testament Christians do not live as if we are the only ones who build our lives on the faith of God and His Word.
There is a "red" thread that tells us that God always has the same principles, standards, and opinions above all people.
God is immutable, Jesus is unchangeable, here there are no things that have really become new.

Heb. 13. 8 Yesterday and today Jesus Christ is the same, yes forever.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift comes from above, from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change or changing shadow.

The only difference is, in short, that some have lived before Jesus came, and some live after Jesus' death and resurrection. And that there are different time-keeping households etc.
But God's standard, meaning and desires are always the same.
That's why I wrote in the headline the following:
It goes like a "red" thread throughout the entire Word of God, that no one who is married should be a member of the leadership of God's congregation to bear responsibility!

Divorce

The Bible says that divorce is against God's will. Jesus says in Matthew 19: 4-6: "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them man and woman, saying, Therefore the man shall leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and the two should be one flesh? Then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, a man shall not separate. " See also Mark 10: 6-9; Lk 16:18; 1 Cor 7: 10-11.

remarriage

The Bible also speaks clearly in this matter. In Luke 16:18 it says, “Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery. And whoever marries a woman who is divorced from her husband commits adultery. "
Jesus' words in Mark 10: 11-12 are also not to be misunderstood: “He who separates from his wife and marries another, is guilty of adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery. "
Paul writes plainly in 1 Corinthians 7: 10-11: “To those who are married, I have this commandment, not of myself, but of the Lord: A woman shall not divorce her husband. But if she is divorced, she must either continue to live unmarried or reconcile with the man. And a man should not divorce his wife. "
We notice that Paul is referring to a command from the Lord. There are only two options for the divorced wife: To stay unmarried or to marry her husband. The exception is if there is adultery inside the picture.
But the innocent party can remarry after a divorce builds on Matthew 19: 9 where Jesus says: “But I say unto you, He who divorces his wife for any reason other than fornication, and marries another, he driver hor. And whoever marries a divorced woman, he commits adultery. "

Service and remarriage

But even though one has been divorced as a believer and one holds a ministry, more stringent criteria are set. There are several places in Paul's teaching that one should be one woman's husband (see Pastoral Letters). What?
Jacob says in his letter chapter 3: 1: “My brothers! Not many of you must become teachers! Because we know that we will get the more stringent judgment ”.
The responsibility is very great to be a preacher. Being a regular congregation member and being a preacher makes a big difference.

This is not to say that one is more loved by God, but it has to be faith in the area of ​​responsibility God has given one. I believe that God will forgive every sin. But here are other things that need to be taken into consideration, which proclaims you to have a special responsibility.
Would anyone in a profane context allow a pedophile to work with children? No. Equally clear is the Scripture that we should not allow a married preacher to preach to other people with a Pastoral and Teacher responsibility. That one is an Evangelist such as Frank Mangs was after he got divorced, we can admit. But do not be ordained as Pastor, Shepherd or Elder. One should not be the leader of the flock og the herd, but be yourself under some kind of supervision.
But when one holds a ministry that proclaims, much is required. Therefore, Jacob says that not many should be preachers. Therefore, a preacher cannot take liberties only at his own expense; he has a special responsibility for God and his fellow human beings.
When it comes to marriage, it is not allowed for a preacher to remarry under any circumstances, as he disqualifies himself for the office he has been given. It's like an athlete cutting off his legs, he is no longer fit to be an athlete, if he so wishes. A preacher should be a woman's man we see Paul teaching time after time. (1 Tim. 3.2 and Titus 1: 6).
Should anything be unclear here, then I recommend posting a question to our blog or writing something there yourself. This should and should have been a common Christian understanding where unmarried people were allowed to go land and beach round. There are spiritual powers, demonic ones that follow in the footsteps of loose sexual and moral life.
1 Tim. 4. 1. The Spirit says in clear words that in recent times, some should fall from the faith. They will cling to spirits that lead astray, and to teachings derived from evil powers. 2 They are deceived by false hypocrites who are branded in their conscience. 3 These people refuse to marry and demand that they stay away from certain kinds of food, even though God has created this for those who believe and know the truth to accept it with thanks. 4 For all that God has created is good, and nothing is reprehensible when it is received with thanks. 5 It is sanctified by the word and prayer of God.

There is no talk of A and B Christians. Marriage is a God-given arrangement that also shows the relationship between Christ and the church. That is why it is in nature itself that such great demands are made. God stands behind his word, therefore this is an example of something even greater and richer. Our relationship with Jesus and his relationship with us.
Therefore, be careful about both the one you are marrying and not wasting your life here. Living in accordance with God's Word here is the best condition for you to grow as a believer.
1. Thess. 4. 1. By the way, brethren, we pray and exhort you in the Lord Jesus: You have received and learned from us how you should live and be God-pleasing, and thus you are already living. But you must make even greater progress in this! 2 For you know what commandments we gave you from the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God - their sanctification: ye shall abstain from fornication; 4 Everyone should know how to win his own wife in holiness and honor, 5 not in sensual desires like the heathen; they do not know God. 6 And no man shall wrong his brother, nor deceive him in these things. The Lord punishes everything like that, we have said before and put it on your mind. 7 For God did not call us to uncleanness, but to a holy life. 8 Therefore whoever rejects this does not reject a man, but God, the one who gives you his Holy Spirit.

It goes like a "red" thread throughout the entire Word of God, that no one who is married should be a member of the leadership of God's congregation to bear responsibility!

We read that scripture gives a clear testimony of the pastor in the old covenant how to live, who stood in the same relationship of responsibility to God and his fellow men as the preacher and overseer in the new covenant. Leviticus 21:14: “A widow, or a divorced woman, or a dishonorable woman, or a harlot, he shall not marry such a thing. Only a virgin of his people shall he take to wife. "
We read that God gives the same testimony and demands the same of the Pastor during the coming 1000 year Kingdom to serve the people of Jerusalem in Israel, where law and justice are to be assumed. Ezekiel 44:22: “A widow or a woman whom her husband has divorced, they shall not take to wife, but only virgins of the house of Israel. But they can take a widow who is a widow after a priest. "
When Scripture is so clear about the pastor in the Old Covenant and during the 1000's, it is no less clear when it comes to the church's timekeeping, we who live under the most glorious and greatest privilege of all; "One woman's man".
Just as Scripture states that it is demonic and seductive to refuse a preacher and overseer to marry (1 Tim. 4: 1), to come under the same negative circumstances is to accept and allow preachers to marry. new while the spouse is alive. It is only upon death that it can be right for a supervisor to remarry, and then with one that is not divorced!

Final Comment:

We read in Joshua 7 that God held a judgment upon the children of Israel when they had brought in cursed goods.
This is a very instructive and true story. Where God cannot and will not tolerate the slightest disobedience to him and his words.
We are reading.

Joshua 7. 11 Israel has sinned and broken my covenant which I have made with them; they have taken the banned goods, they have stolen and hid the stolen, they have hidden it among their own things. 12 Therefore the children of Israel cannot stand against their enemies, but must flee before them; for they are see lv come under curse; If you do not completely separate yourself from the curse, I will no longer be with you.

Notice what the Lord says so clearly:
“Israel has sinned and broken my covenant that I have made with them; they have taken the banned goods, they have stolen and hid the stolen, they have hidden it among their own things. Therefore the children of Israel cannot stand against their enemies, but must flee before them; for they themselves have been cursed; If you do not separate yourself completely from the curse, I will no longer be with you. "

The Lord does not see through the fingers of sin that we have so easy to do. He's dealing with it. Attack, reveal and judge it, which we read later in the chapter.

Joshua 7. 19. Then Joshua said unto Akan, My son. Give glory and praise to the Lord God of Israel and tell me what you have done, do not hide it from me! 20 And Achan answered Joshua, and said, True, I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel; Thus have I done: 21 I saw among the spoil a precious Babylonian robe, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a gold pole weighing fifty shekels; I wanted these things and took them; they are buried in the ground under my tent, the silver underneath. 22 Then Joshua sent some men there, and they ran to the tent; and there they found things buried in his tent, the silver underneath. 23 And they took them out of the tabernacle, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel, and presented them before the LORD. 24 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Ahan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the robe, and the rod of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his cattle, and his oxen, and his flocks, and all his goods, and brought them up to the valley of Akor. . 25 And Joshua said, What a misfortune thou hast brought upon us! Today the Lord is going to cause harm to you! And all Israel stoned him, and they burned them with fire, and stoned them. 26 Then they threw a large stone rose over him, which is there to this day; and the Lord turned from his fierce anger. Therefore this place is called the valley of Akor; that name has it today. /

Need to say that God was completely "merciless" here, why?

With his own, who is to represent and be His ambassador and his "advertising" in this world, only His limits apply.

To be a preacher, priest, bishop, evangelist, pastor, master, elder, singer or whatever one calls himself. There is no human right. That is why it is so important that no one is married to a divorced. Or divorced, and the remarriage is given the opportunity to be entrusted with a responsibility in the church of God.
I'm talking about remarriage as believers, or married to a divorced as a believer.
Then you are disqualified.
However, one is not married but lives either as single or married.
Then you can and may be allowed to take on a preaching assignment or to hold an advanced position in the church of God.

Jakob. 3. 1. My brothers! not many of you become teachers, since you know that we will receive its heavier judgment!

1 Tim. 3. 1. It is a credible word: If anyone takes a supervisory office, he wants a good deed.

The criteria that God had for the priests in the GT and for those who will serve him during the coming 1000 year kingdom. That no one should be remarried or married to a divorced. It is really the same God has for His servants under the new covenant - in the church's timekeeping.
Whoever chooses to disregard this really denies when God and His Word with their lives and what one chooses to do!

fredag 20. mars 2020

No. 1516: Cross Victory with reporting and interview regarding Unibuss' bullying and discrimination against me!

No. 1516:
Cross Victory with reporting and interview regarding Unibuss' bullying and discrimination against me!


http://the-heavenly-blog.janchristensen.net/2020/01/no-1502-union-clearly-states-that-one.html


Fax mile off in KS




The text here:

Christian bus driver fears being fired

TEXT: RAKEL BERNTZEN post@k-s.no

Jan Kåre Christensen played praises at work. Now Unibuss has sent him a written warning.


Several passengers have complained to Unibuss about bus driver and Christian blogger Jan Kåre Christensen for playing Christian music on the bus. The bus company responded by giving Christensen a service charge warning of further sanctions if he did not change behavior. - I feel persecuted because of my Christian faith, at worst I can lose my job, says Christensen to the Cross's Victory. It is certainly not the first time there has been a storm around Christensen. On his own website, he regularly criticizes Christian profiles for their way of life. Signs and remarriage in particular may be reviewed. It ended in conviction for harassing Oslo pastor Jan Aage Torp through his blog posts.

- OUT OF TAKING ME.

On his own blog he has published the written warning from Unibuss. There it appears that several passengers have complained that Christensens for playing Christian music and preaching at high volume. Apparently he should have "run with loud religious propaganda where hate and racist stories about Muslims and Jews, among others, were clearly told". Others accused him of being "Vision-Norway collaborator" and that the music he played "embarrassed the whole bus". The bus driver from Oslo experiences the complaints as exaggerated and untrue: - I only listen to approved radio stations that have a license in Norway. These are channels that all bus drivers have access to. None of the programs I've listened to have racist content. I do not have my own CDs and the sound level is quite normal. Here are some who have been looking to take me, he thinks. - Did you intend to mission? - I should not hide the fact that I am happy when people hear the Christian message. I mean that's the best message in the world, but that's not the point here. I listen to Christian radio for my own edification, something I have the right to do.

EXPERIENCE DISCRIMINATED. EXPERIENCE DISCRIMINATED. Passengers respond may Christensen live with, but the bus company response he believes is borderline on persecution.

- It is impossible to avoid anyone reacting to a Christian message, I have to accept that, but I feel the response from Unibuss as heat and persecution. They expect me to just give in, but we live in a democracy where we have to respect each other's opinions. - Bus is public transport, do you understand that Christian programs can be intrusive on some passengers? - No, I have neither understanding nor sympathy for that. I only drive large buses of 20 meters, the sound reaches a maximum of three meters. If someone does not want to listen to Christian programs, they can move further behind. A bus trip lasts a few minutes, it should not be so difficult to listen to a little different radio, he believes.

- The company has broken the law. - The company has broken the law. Jan Kåre Christensen believes it is the company, and not he, who has broken Norwegian law. On the blog, Christensen refers to a reply letter from the Equality and Discrimination Ombud, stating that his case may "be discrimination on grounds of religion under section 6 of the Equality and Discrimination Act."

On this basis he has appealed the case to the Discrimination Board. If he does not succeed, he will go to trial. - They want me to stop listening to Christian programs, but I think this is both unfair and an intervention in my sphere. I should listen to programs on par with everyone else, there are no laws or internal guidelines that prohibit me from doing so. Per Christian Bing, Head of Personnel at Unibuss, can confirm that they have received notice from the Discrimination Board and sent a reply.

Since the case is now there, he does not want to comment on the content, but in the reply to the Discrimination Board he writes that the company's rules for radio use are that the volume should be "at a level that does not disturb the customers". When it comes to the discrimination claims, Bing further writes that "for Unibuss, it is subordinate to what religion the employees have", but that it is not open to missionary work in the workplace.

Unibuss Communications Manager Emilie Mejlander confirms that the company has sent a response to this case to the Discrimination Board. - In general, we at Unibuss are committed to showing respect and tolerance for each other, regardless of their outlook on life, age, gender etc. We have employees from more than 50 different nationalities and value the diversity of the company. Mejlander does not want to comment further on the matter and justifies it as a personnel matter.

A PRINCIPLE. A PRINCIPLE. Christensen has applied for the bus company for NOK 50,000 in recovery, but believes this is not about money. - The money is not important here, it's more about protesting when I as a Christian citizen feel wrong finished processing. I am part of the community, go to work and pay taxes, I should also be respected in line with others. - What do you think of a Muslim playing Muslim radio channels at work?

- I hear that Muslim colleagues are doing just that. I don't think Unibuss cares about that, either. Everyone should play what they want, to me this is a principle. For 15 years, Christensen has worked as a bus driver, regularly having Christian radio programs on the bus. - Many have also commented on how nice music I play. Also, the bus drivers I work with, many of them from a Muslim background, support me in this matter, Christensen claims. On the blog he posts the passengers' complaints, as well as correspondence between his lawyer at the Professional Traffic Association, Unibuss and the Discrimination Board.

onsdag 18. mars 2020

No. 1515: The "secret" to succeeding when one is attacked is not to give in, because Satan's strategy is always to make you give in to lies and whatever comes against you!

No. 1515:
The "secret" to succeeding when one is attacked is not to give in, because Satan's strategy is always to make you give in to lies and whatever comes against you!


Lewi Pethrus (pictured) writes in the book Victory Times - Wrestling Times in the chapter Victory Faith - our guiding star the following: Victory on Calvary is victory over everyone else!



One of the finest CDs released in my opinion. This CD is Lewi Pethru's grandson singing Grandpa's songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1dvMJi797w&list=OLAK5uy_leCbCM5QbjidCTOtOT2fqKtKAUlfBy9UE

"The large crowds began to fail him as he began to talk about his suffering and death. Even the twelve he had chosen as his apostles failed him and fled. Before that happened, one of them had succeeded in selling him for thirty silver money to his enemies. The most trusted of them all denied his discipleship three times during the public trial against him.

He cursed that he did not know him. Humanly, then, the beginning of Christianity ended with its founder hanging alone and abandoned by God and humans on a cross between two robbers. This, according to Jesus, was the breakdown of Christianity in the very beginning, and many of the believing Jews saw in this his defeat forever.

They did not see the plan of salvation that lay behind these seen so depressing external events. But in what appeared to be the greatest defeat, lay the greatest victory for the cause of God ever won.

2 Cor. 2. 8 Wherefore I beseech you to love love against him. 9 For that is why I also wrote, to know if you are trying, whether you are obedient in everything. 10 But whoever you forgive anything forgives him and I; for what I have forgiven — if I have had anything to forgive — I have done it for you, for Christ's sake, lest we be fooled by Satan; 11 For we are not ignorant of his thoughts.

As believers, we also get to know God's great adversary - Satan!

The Apostle Paul says “that we should not be fooled by Satan; because we are unaware of his thoughts. "

Satan has a strategy, God a completely different one.
We see here through several Bible verses that we are facing two opposites.

Joh. e 10. 10 The thief comes only to steal and murder and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have abundance.

Kol. 1 2 You gladly thanked the Father, who made us fit to partake in the inheritance of the saints in the light, 13 He who delivered us from the power of darkness and put us into the kingdom of his beloved Son,

1 Joh. 1 5 And this is the message which we have heard from him preaching unto you, that God is light, and there is no darkness in him.

There are some "steps" to take that are important in our struggle, the goal being that we should stand victorious and without any charges that can be directed against us as it is held.

Efes. 1. 12 that we should be blessed in his holiness, we who before had hoped for Christ;
6. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day, and stand after overcoming all things.

Will briefly mention the eight sides we must have, and that is the armor to overcome and remain standing.
Yes, we should be praising and honoring God, and standing after overcoming everything.

1.) Abstain from sin, injustice, fornication and immorality.

There is forgiveness from God, but the Lord will make us victors where we live right.
King David is a striking example of one suffering defeat when one allows sin in life. Notice what the scripture says, that this is written to us for warning, enlightenment and for not doing the same. Scripture clearly states that sin will find us.

Room. 15. 4 For all that is written before, it is written unto us for doctrine, that we may have hope in the patience and comfort of the scriptures.

Deuteronomy 32. 23 But if you do not do this, you will sin against the Lord, and you will know that your sin will find you.

2.) Satan - our enemy always speaks lies, distorted words and opinions.

Joh.e. 8. 44 You have the devil to father, and you will do your father's lusts; he was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth; for truth is not in him. When he speaks lies, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

What we often do not realize is that the real world.
It is not "our" world, but the invisible and spiritual.
The world we live in must pass away. The invisible and spiritual world will be forever.
I am aware that this may go too far.
But in a fight and Spirit struggle, Satan will always try to trick and manipulate us.
Be aware that sometimes this can be experienced as a fiction, where one cannot quite distinguish between the spiritual and the natural.
Let me take an example, where the spiritual and the natural break totally.

Acts 16. 16 But it came to pass once we went out to the place of prayer, that we met a bondwoman who had a spirit of divination, and that helped her masters to make great income by prophesying. 17 She followed Paul and us, crying out: These people are the servants of the Most High God who preaches to you the way of salvation. 18 She did this for many days. Then Paul became angry and turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And it went out at the same time.

Here it looks like there is a woman who brings "the truth" and a very good advertisement for Paul and Silas who were with him here. But no, it was no good advertising or for the benefit of the Apostle and Silas. She had a Spirit that was not from God, but from darkness.
The apostle drove it out, and she experienced liberation.
In the spiritual she was from Satan, but in the natural it was the opposite.
This is how we come up in many situations.
Things may seem to be in tune, but that's not it.
Things may seem to be completely out of the way, but that's good.
As believers, we must learn and listen, understand, think and reason as God wills, not as the old reborn man perceives and understands it all.

3.) Popularity in this world - unpopular in this world, that's not our standard.

Those who believe that we as Christians will always win and gain prestige in this world will always be led astray. There's a lot to be said here, but it's the same. Satan knows how to fence his own, but opposes those who are not his.
Therefore, in fact, as believers, we must count on resistance rather than recognition.

Jesus' teaching in the Sermon on the Mount, illustrates this very well.

Matt. 5. 2 And he opened his mouth, taught them, and said, 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit; for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4 Blessed are they that mourn; for they must be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the land. 6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness; for they must be saturated. 7 Blessed are the merciful; for they shall find mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart; for they must see God. 9 Blessed are the peaceable; for they shall be called the children of God. 10 Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness' sake; for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 11 Blessed are you when they mock and persecute you, and lie to you in every evil way for my sake. 12 Rejoice and be glad! for your reward is great in heaven; for thus they persecuted the prophets before you.

In the eyes of the world this is weakness, in the eyes of God this is strength.
In the eyes of the world this is to lose oneself, in the eyes of God to find oneself.
In the eyes of the world this is too much, in the eyes of God this is only a minimum.
In the eyes of the world this is a self deception, in the eyes of God you live in a self deception if this is not something you live and walk in.
In the eyes of this world you are a loser if you are mocked and persecuted, in the eyes of God you are one who is protected by God and his angels.
In the eyes of the world, you can be popular one day and a big loser the next day! In God's eyes, you are equally “popular and loved, even when you fail. Just don't deny Christ and go in the wrong direction with your life.

4.) God wants us to always have eternity and final judgment before our eyes.

Psalm 73. 1. A Psalm of Asaph. / Yes, God is good to Israel, to the pure of heart. 2 But I - near my feet had stumbled, in no small way had my steps slipped out. 3 For I was grieved for the proud when I saw that the wicked were doing well. 4 For they are free from afflictions until their death, and their strength is well in power. 5 They do not know distress like other people, nor are they afflicted like other people. 6 That is why their neck is adorned, violence envelops them like a garment. 7 Their eyes are out of obesity, the thoughts of the heart break forth. 8 They mock and speak in evil of oppression; from the high they speak. 9 They lift up their mouth to heaven, and their tongue goes up into the earth. 10 Wherefore they cause their people to turn unto them, and they suck water in abundance. 11 And they say, How should God know? Is there any knowledge of the Most High? 12 Behold, these are the wicked, and everlastingly they grow in power. 13 Yes, in vain have I cleansed my heart, and washed my hands in innocence; 14 But I was afflicted all day, and every morning came to me with impunity. 15 If I had said, I will speak thus, behold, I would have been unfaithful to the family of your children. / 16 And I thought to understand this; it was a plague in my eyes / 17 - until I went into the sanctuaries of God and paid close attention to them. 18 Yes, you put them in slippery places; you let them fall, so they perished. 19 Where they were destroyed in an instant! They went down and ended in dismay. 20 Just as a stern for nothing a dream when one has woken up, so you, Lord, will steal their shadow image for nothing when you wake up. 21 When my heart was bitter and it stung my kidneys, 22 I was senseless and understood nothing; like an animal, I was against you. 23 But I always stay with you, you have grasped my right hand. 24 You guide me by your counsel, and then you glorify me. 25 Who else do I have in heaven? And when I have you, I don't feel like anything on earth. 26 But as for my flesh and my heart, yet the rock of my heart and my portion are everlasting. 27 For behold, they that abide from thee perish; you destroy every one who falls from you in adultery. / 28 But for me it is good to keep close to God ; I trust in the LORD God of Israel to declare all thy works.

I include the entire Psalm as it is so very content, true and educational.

The eternity perspective on everything we do is hugely important. We must not be so shortened. So we have to move forward with our lives, both in terms of what God wants for this and the life to come.

5.) Resistance meets everything that is from God in this world, while that which is not from God is always "equal".

2nd Cor. 4. 1. Therefore, since we have this service, because we have received mercy, we do not lose courage; 2 But we have set ourselves free from all shameful stumbles, and do not go forth with cunning, neither do we falsify the word of God, but in announcing the truth we recommend to all men the conscience of God. 3 If then our gospel is hidden, it is hidden among those who perish, 4 in whom the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine before them. 5 For we do not proclaim ourselves, we proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord, on the contrary, as your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 For God, who commanded that light should shine forth out of darkness, he is the one who also caused it to shine in our hearts, that the knowledge of the glory of God in the presence of Jesus Christ should shine forth from us.

6.) We are weak in ourselves, but strong in God.

2 Cor. 4. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the rich power may be of God, and not of us.

We go to overcome, win and be hold and not tail. At the same time, this is unattainable, not least with an eye to it. That Satan is stronger than us, and we have a stale and hostile flesh to latch onto. How to win victory? The access to this is not in us. There is only weakness, folly and enmity, but in Christ.
When he lives by the faith in our hearts, it is the power and all we can get from him that applies.

7.) We must learn to stand and accept the promises God has given us in His own word.

2 Pet. 1. 3 Since his divine power has given us all that is worthy of life and godliness, by the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and power 4 and thereby has given us the greatest and most expensive promises, that by them ye might receive. in divine nature, fleeing away from the depravity of the world, which comes from desire,

Here we are at a core point. If you are in a fight, find a word of God and a promise to stand on. It solves most!

Quotes from here: https://salmebloggen.no/2017/05/12/loftene-kan-ikke-svikte/

And that is precisely where the background of the psalm comes in. The first two verses of the hymn were written in 1913 when his wife Lydia suddenly became very ill. The couple Peter was expecting their first child, it was just before Christmas in 1913. They could do nothing but cling to the Lord's promises. Lydia was near death, but she survives the incident. Worse, the child died. This left deep marks in the mind. In the mourning and faith struggle that followed, Lewi Pethrus wrote the song Promises Can't Fail. And two years later he faced new adversity in the newspapers. Even his friends left him.

Heaven and earth should burn,
heights and mountains disappear,
but he who believes shall find:
The promises are not shaken!

8.) In our struggle - as believers - we must expect to take a step back, and two steps forward next time.
We see this in several places in the word of God, not least in the book of Job. That we believers always win victory, if we seem to go on a defeat.

Book of Job 42. 1. Then Job answered the Lord, and said, 2 I know that thou knowest all things, and that no thought is impossible for thee. 3 Who is the one who will eclipse your counsel in the wrong? Therefore, I must say: I have spoken of what I did not understand, of what was too strange to me and which I did not understand. 4 But now listen, and I will speak. I will ask you and you must teach me. 5 Only what the rumor had I heard of thee; but now my eye has seen you. 6 Therefore I call everything back and repent in dust and ashes. 7 And the LORD spake these words unto Job, and said unto Eliphaz the Teman, My anger is kindled against thee and thy two friends; for you have not spoken of me as my servant Job. 8 Therefore take seven oxen and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer them for a burnt offering unto you. And my servant Job shall pray for you; only to him will I hear, that I do not do unto you according to your understanding; for you have not spoken of me as my servant Job. 9 And Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuah, and Zophar the Naaman, and did as the LORD spake unto them; and the Lord prayed to Job.

I think this chapter is so immensely rich that I include the whole chapter (the rest goes a little further).
In the vast majority of articles I write, I actually include too little of God's word.
Therefore, it may be okay to include the entire paragraph. This way you get all the content, and don't have to look it up yourself.
Let me say as clearly as I can, as long as we are kept in the faith. Then we always win victory, as it is the faith that Satan will rob us of.

Room. 8. 31 What, then, should we say to this? Is Gnext to us, who is against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him to us all, how can he but give us all things with him?

When we look at Job and Job's book, we learn many things. To make this short, Satan's goal # 1 was to get Job to deny God and to abandon faith. All other matches were minor. So it is with us, Satan's # 1 goal is for us to deny God, abandon faith, and go over to his side.

Job. 2. 1. Then it happened one day that the sons of God came and stood before the Lord, and among them Satan also came and stood before the Lord. 2 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Satan answered the Lord: I have gone and fluttered the earth. 3 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job? For there is none on earth like him - an immaculate and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil; yet he is just as immaculate, and you have for no reason annoyed me to destroy him. 4 And Satan said unto the Lord, Skin for skin, and all that a man hath he giveth for his life. 5 But just reach out your hand and touch his legs and his flesh! Then he will surely say goodbye to your face. 6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; just save his life! 7 Then Satan departed from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with evil rams from the sole of his foot to the head of the ass. 8 And he took a potsherd, and scraped himself where he sat in the middle of the ashes. 9 And his wife said unto him, Hast thou yet found perfect? Say goodbye to God and die! 10 And he said, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women; shall we accept only the good of God and not the evil also? During all this, Job did not sin with his lips.

This is such a wonderful and wonderful piece of God's word that one becomes completely dull. Think here, Satan was freely hired into Job's life. The only thing Satan was not allowed to do was to take Job's life. Even his own wife, they became too much for reasons one understands. But Job testified that he did nothing but thank the Lord for all that had happened to his life. This is great!

Job lost everything, really except for two things. It was her own life, and the wife stayed true to him even though she lost faith for a while it looks like ?!
His good name and reputation, reputation, wealth, property and above all his own children died.
What did he get back? All just double.

Job. 42. 10 And the Lord ended Job's calamity when he prayed for his friends; and the Lord increased all that Job had to double. 11 And all his brethren came unto him, and all his sisters, and all that had known him before, and they ate with him in his house, and showed him compassion, and comforted him for all the calamity that the LORD had brought upon him; and they gave him each a kesite, and every one a gold ring. 12 And the Lord blessed the last days of Job more than his first, and received fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand pairs of bullocks, and a thousand asses. 13 And he had seven sons and three daughters. 14 One daughter he called Jemima, the other Kesia, and the third Keren-Happuk. 15 As beautiful women as Job's daughters were not found in all the land; and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren. 16 Then Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren in the fourth paragraph. 17 And Job died, old and full of days.

Final Comment:
I wrote in the headline the following:
"The secret to succeeding when attacked is not to give in, because Satan's strategy is always to make you give in to lies and whatever comes against you!"

We never give in, but that's not what matters. It is crucial to be kept in the faith.
Satan may win some battles - apparently - but we will always win in the end.
It is so in this world that we must accept that it is the Evil One who rules reason, not God - yet!

Let me take an example in the end.

An acquaintance of mine, who is a prayer child but no professing Christian. Therefore, even though he is not a believer, he is in a special way subject to God's grace and protection.
He suddenly had kidney stones and had to be operated on. It turned out that he was only a few weeks below the sure death when he had received a deadly tumor / cancer in which there was spread.
They managed both, and he survived and lives well today, even without a kidney. He lost a kidney but kept his life.
So it is very often, what looks like a defeat, it can be our biggest victories!

søndag 15. mars 2020

No. 1514: We need to announce prayer and fasting for Norway and the world because of Corona virus that kills and paralyzes!

No. 1514:
We need to announce prayer and fasting for Norway and the world because of Corona virus that kills and paralyzes!


http://the-heavenly-blog.janchristensen.net/2020/02/no-1511-corona-virus-and-all-other.html

Picture of Thyborøn Church located at the entrance to the Limfjord in Denmark, the Church is quite new. But I remember well the old church that was built in red brick.
In the old church, I was sprinkled with water from the priest's hand.
Nothing negative about it.
My parents did what they thought was right.
The church is incredibly simple and beautiful, completely to my taste as a church house should look like. It is also built in cast cement.
So it will probably stand for many, many years to come. Even in the harsh western Jyland.





Pandemics are used to treat a disease that affects a lot of people and spreads across a very large geographical area, such as several continents. Pandemic is thus a widespread epidemic that encompasses large parts of the world.
The term is not clearly defined, but the World Health Organization uses it for a worldwide spread of a new disease.
Here, not least the Corona virus that kills and paralyzes.
I wrote an article about the Corona virus presumably originating in a way of life that breaks with the word of God.
This pandemic or the virus he has now come across the world.
We may have different points of view, but this Corona virus is whatever we do not want to do as much damage as it looks like it has done.
That is why we need to announce prayer and fasting for Norway and the world because of Corona virus that kills and paralyzes!

Can you fast - or partially fast and pray? 1 day, 2 days, 3 days?
1 week, 10 days, 20 days or 40 days?
Everything is important, necessary and right these days.

Here are some prayers you can pray and have as prayer formulas as you fast and pray that this situation will resolve

As well as for salvation, protection and revival over one's self, family, city, village and country.

Yes, across all continents and all over the world as this pandemic or virus has spread and spread all over the world!

Daniel 9. 3 Then I turned my face to the Lord God to seek him with prayer and humble petitions under fasting and in sackcloth and ashes. 4 And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and confessed, and said, Alas, O Lord, thou great and terrible God, who keepeth thy covenant, and taketh mercy unto them that love thee, and keep thy commandments. 5 We have sinned and done wickedly, and been wicked, and have set ourselves against thee; we have departed from your commandments and your laws. 6 We did not listen to your servants, the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. 7 You, O Lord, belong to righteousness, but to us the modesty of our face, as it is seen to this day - us, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and all Israel, both near and far off, in all the lands. that you have driven them away for the sake of the unfaithfulness they have shown towards you. 8 Lord! We are the face of our faces, our kings, our princes and our fathers, because we have sinned against you. 9 With the Lord our God is mercy and forgiveness. For we have stood up against him, 10 and we have not hearkened to the voice of the Lord our God, nor obeyed his laws, which he commanded us by his servants the prophets; 11 But all Israel transgressed thy law, and departed from thee, and hearkened not unto thy voice; therefore it was poured out upon us the curse which he had sworn to send, which is written in the law of Moses, the servant of God; for we had sinned against him, 12 and he fulfilled the words which he had spoken unto us, and against our judges, who judged us, and he caused so great an accident upon us, that no such thing happened throughout heaven. which has happened in Jerusalem. 13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this calamity came upon us; but we did not plead with the Lord our God, nor turn from our iniquities, nor regard your truth. 14 Therefore the Lord continually saw the calamity and caused it to come upon us; for the Lord our God is righteous in all that he does, but we did not hear his voice. 15 And now, O Lord our God, thou hast brought thy people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and made thee a name, as it is this day. We have sinned, we have been wicked.
16 Lord! After all your righteous deeds, let your anger and wrath turn away from your city Jerusalem, your holy mountain! Because of our sins and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people have been mocked by all those who live around us.
17 Now therefore, O our God, hearken unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his humble entreaties, and shew thy face unto thy broken sanctuary - for thy own sake, O Lord. 18 Turn, my God, hear thine ear. Open your eyes and see our ruins and the city called by your name! For not on our righteous deeds do we base our humble petitions, which we bring before your face, but on your great mercy. 19 Lord, listen! Lord, leave! Lord, heed it, and do it not, for your own sake, my God. For your city and your people are called with your name.

Matt. 6. 5 And when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypocrites; for they will gladly stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, to appear before men; verily I say unto you, they have already received their wages. 6 But when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber, and shut thy door, and pray unto thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret, he shall pay thee in the manifest. 7 And when you pray, do not speak up many words like the Gentiles; for they believe that they are heard when they use many words. 8 Therefore do not act like them! for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

9 Wherefore ye shall pray thus, Our Father, which art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name; 10 come your kingdom; do your will, as in heaven, then and on earth; 11 give us today our daily bread; 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors; 13 And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom is yours, and the power and the glory are forever. Amen.

14 For if ye forsake men their transgressions, then your heavenly Father will also forsake you; 15 But if ye do not forsake men their transgressions, neither will your Father forsake your transgressions. 16 When you fast, do not walk with dark faces like the hypocrites; for they unknow their faces, that men may see that they fast; verily I say unto you, they have already received their wages.
17 But you, when fasting, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 lest men should see that you are fasting, but your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will pay you.
19 Do not gather your treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust devour, and where thieves break in and steal; 20 But gather up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust devours, and where thieves do not break in and steal! 21 For where your treasure is, so will your heart be.

Efes. 1 2 Grace be with you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! 3 Blessed be God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heaven in Christ, 4 as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we might be holy and blameless before him. having lovingly predestined us to have children with him by Jesus Christ according to the free counsel of his will, 6 in praise of the glory of his grace, which he gave us in the beloved, 7 in whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of sins. , according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he abundantly gave us, and with all wisdom and understanding, 9 announcing to us the secret of his will according to his free counsel, which he took with himself 10 for a household in the fullness of time: that he again would gather all into one in Christ, both that which is in heaven, and that which is in the earth;

11 he in whom we have also received inheritance, after we were determined before that according to his will, which works according to the counsel of his will, 12 that we should be his holiness at a price, we who before had hoped for Christ; 13 in him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation - in him you have, and when you came to the faith, received the seal of the Holy Spirit, which was promised to us, our legacy to the redemption of the real people, his glory at a price.

15 Wherefore, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and of your love for all the saints, 16 I will not cease to give thanks unto you, when I remember you in my prayers,
17 that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation for knowledge of him, 18 and give your hearts enlightened eyes, that you may understand what hope he has called you to, and how rich in glory his heritage is among the saints,
19 And how great is his power for us who believe, according to the work of his mighty power, 20 which he shewed unto Christ when he raised him from the dead, and set him by his right hand in heaven;

21 over all power and authority and authority and dominion and every name mentioned, not only in this world but also in the coming, 22 and he put everything under his feet and gave him the head over all things to the congregation, 23 which is his body, filled with him who fills everything in everyone.

fredag 6. mars 2020

No. 1513: Now, at the counter, we have passed over 1 Million guests on the Heavenly Blog and our pages are linked to the Heavenly Blog!

No. 1513:
Now, at the counter, we have passed over 1 Million guests on the Heavenly Blog and our pages are linked to the Heavenly Blog!


A milestone has been reached, had never thought so many would come to Heaven's blog. But now it has happened, see Faksmile from the Heavenly Blog and the number that stands there as a confirmation, honor be God and the Lamb!
Fax smile of the counter





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