God had warned and warned His people for almost four hundred years. They would change their behavior for a little while, and then fall back into sinful practices; they worshipped other gods, partook of the sinful festival and orgies, and make alliance with nations that God told them not to make any with. Over the years, the situation just worse and worse, as the Chronicler put it:
2 Chron 36: 15 The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word
Hearts on Fire
Glory, glory to God on High
Lord of the mountains; El-Shaddai
Righteous One thund'ring through space
Savior of the human race.
Honor and glory belong to Him
He is worthy; He is our King.
Jehovah-Rohi; Shepherd and Rock
Protecting; guiding His well-loved flock.
Come all the Earth; praise El-Olam
Updated Dec 9th 2011 at 12:50 PM by paidforinfull
Recently, I have thinking about judgment, war, and the defeat of Satan.
Indeed, several scriptures in the book of Revelation indicate that Satan has been cast out of heaven to the earth and so on.
And we know that Satan is not omnipresent.
Therefore, he can be in one "general" place only.
So, I would like to provide some of my thoughts about Satan and his general disposition today.
I received a rep for post #35 and it was great to receive this rep:
Is Evangelism an "ism"? Good thread. Really out there in the bare nerves territory, but I think that is what you intended. I like the original devotional very much.
This got me thinking yesterday morning after I read it and got ready for work. So while I got to work at 7am and not a person around… prime time to type out what the Lord ministered to me.
First let me say that Evangelism is
Updated May 13th 2012 at 10:39 AM by Slug1
"Tempted...but not from God"
So, we start verse thirteen with a contrast:
13Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.
While faithfully seeking the wisdom to understand, when you are tempted to do sinful acts, that temptation does not come from God. James will lay out how and why we are tempted; but it does not start with God. Paul tells the