Month: December 2010

True Oneness

Just thought I would offer a scripture and a quote for us to reflect upon. The scripture below shows where Jesus prayed the prayer for oneness. I believe His word will accomplish in my life. I also believe that I shall not return unto Him void. The quote below shows us the true meaning of the scriptural prayer. How I long for true oneness with the Lord.
Pastor Jack Duff
JOHN 17:19-23
19    And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20    Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21    That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22    And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23    I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

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84      I wonder if this great thing, this Ecumenical Council that we got in the world today, and the World Council of Churches forming together make us all one… I wonder if they realize if… That is exactly what the Scriptures said they would do. But they think it’s the most wonderful thing in the world, that all of us can join hands and be one. Said, “Jesus prayed that we might be one.” That is true. But not that kind of one.
85    He said, “Be one as I and the Father are one.” Yeah, be that kind of one. Then how will that be? The Word in us would be the anointed Word. That is the oneness of God. See, the oneness of God is the Word anointed in you. See? And then you become a son (a messiah) of the age.

William Branham

Lifeline

I was re-listening to a message that was recently preached. The message was titled “When Two Worlds Collide”. We found that this happens with many of us. We confessed our faith as Christians, but secretly began to pull towards the things of this world. When this process begins, it is not long until the two worlds collide. Unfortunately, we live in a sinful world and are often drawn into the perils of life. It is often that we need a lifeline provided for rescue. No one desires to drift from the safety of the ship, and this is also applicable in our Christian walk. Yes, we all make mistakes, but no one desires to walk knowingly away from the safety and protection of our loving Savior. You know, we don’t have to continue down the path that we are going. God is ready to receive all of us who walk away from His holy presence. Is there hope you ask, the answer is yes and if that is all we have is hope, then that sometimes is good enough. If this post is talking to you, I want to throw a lifeline. Cling to these few words and allow God to draw you to Himself. Recovery starts when you grab the lifeline. Please enjoy the quote below.

Pastor Jack Duff

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Well, you just lay your hands by faith upon Him, say, “Lord, I believe it,” up you come. That’s right. Confess your sins. See, “He that hides his sins will not prosper, covers his sins. But he that will confess his sins,” there’s where you get freedom and justification, when you’re willing to say “I’m sinned, I’m wrong.” That’s what you said here: “I have fallen; I am sinned. I’m dead wrong. Is there a chance for me to be whole again?
Absolutely. The minute that you desire it, that shows that God dropped the Lifeline down to pick you up. Just rise up on His Lifeline of faith and prayer; move right on up into the rest of the eagles like that; go flopping away. That’s right.

William Branham