CW - Say to the people, "Most importantly, remember to keep the Sabbath holy because it is a very special day for me, and it's a day of rest for you.
It's a sign between you and me for all time to show that you are the people whom I have chosen and set apart. The Sabbath is holy and anyone who desecrates it by working on that day will be put to death, since that would be an act of treason against God's government. My people are to keep the Sabbath, celebrating it as a sign that they belong to me. In verse 13 it changes "children of Israel" to "people" and in verse 16 it changes "children of Israel" to "My people," and "a perpetual covenant" to "a sign that they belong to Me.
CW - It will be his duty to provide these national offerings on all appointed festivals with their special Sabbaths, including the monthly festival of the New Moon. He is to bring grain offerings, whole burnt offerings and peace offerings for an atonement for the nation as a whole. The phrase is a virtual formula used in numerous places in the Old Testament in both ascending and descending order. In order to prevent the weekly sabbath from being associated with the whole sacrificial system done away with by the New Covenant, the CW destroys the word order to make sabbaths refer to the yearly feasts instead of the weekly.
CW - After sundown on Saturday night, the believers got together for a fellowship meal and to say good-by to Paul. That evening he spoke to them until midnight, after which he hoped to get a few hours sleep before leaving early Sunday morning. Such revision of Scripture completely changes the focus of this verse to fit Adventist theology. These two well established patterns make it certain that the seventh-day Sabbath is in view in Colossians and this fact undermines the whole SDA emphasis on the seventh-day Sabbath.
CW - That's why at creation He gave man the seventh-day Sabbath, not only as a reminder of creation week, but also as a symbol of spiritual rest. According to the Scriptures, God Himself rested on the seventh day and enjoyed this special time with man. CW - So there still remains the offer of spiritual rest that God intends for each generation to have, of which the Sabbath is a symbol.
One can see by the examples listed above that The Clear Word Bible makes numerous deletions and additions, revising the Word of God to make the Bible teach what it does not teach: the Adventist doctrine of required universal observance of the seventh-day Sabbath for all peoples. CW - They will see the dead bodies of those who have rebelled against me lying outside the city. It will be an abhorrent sight.
But just as worms don't stop until they devour the dead and fire doesn't stop until it destroys, so the fires of the Lord will destroy the wicked and consume them all. Never, however, does He give this interpretation. Rather, He uses it as a description of hell.
God places a higher priority on our being transformed than our being informed — in order that we will be conformed to the image of Jesus. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. New Living Translation Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things.
CW - Don't be afraid that you might be killed. They can kill your body but not your spirit or your loyalty to me. Now if there is some thing to be concerned about, it's that you don't lose your faith in God. Praise the Lord! Blessings out to everyone in the fight to overcome evil with good.
But we are tested as Pastor Jack says and our armor grows thicker. And I am also praying for all the spiritual leaders in the world. For additional task is given to them. And that is to nurture the souls that might grow astray. I personally believe that it is our responsibility to pray for our earthly leaders strength, as they help us grow closer with our Maker every step of the way.
I wonder if Christians realize they are to pray for our earthly leaders because they do not pray themselves to the Father in the Name of the Son? We are justified only through the Holy Spirit. So next time we pray for our leaders both Christian and secular leaders we pray for them to obey God. Years ago I made a commitment to obey the Lord regardless of the cost. Like everyone else, I have made mistakes, but my determination to follow Christ has remained unchanged. When difficulties occur, such a pledge helps a person to stand firm. Or a friend may be pressuring us to join her in some risky behavior.
Or family members may urge us to lie on their behalf. Saying no could bring loss, rejection, or even the end of a relationship. Daniel faced such a dilemma. Daniel showed great courage when he proposed a different eating plan Dan. His words and actions demonstrated his allegiance to the Lord. Daniel and his friends were rewarded by God for their faith and commitment v. When we obey, the consequences may vary, but two things are always the same: Obedience glorifies our Father and pleases Him. What could be better than that? Let me share with you one of the teachings I have learned from a book written by a pastor here in the Philippines.
Sometimes we are torn between doing what is good and doing what is not. If doing either one of these will put us in trouble, better do the right thing. People might be against us, but not God. He is pleased by our right choices, even at the expense of the world turning its back on us. Just in case we fall, His mercy and forgiveness is abundant for all of us. I am not using this as a justification though, or as a license to keep on sinning. He is generous enough to forgive us when we are sincerely sorry for our wrong choices.
I have two favorite Saints from the Bible. Saint Polycarp is known as The Heretic Fighter. Read all of John How have you been doing, my sister? I just wanna suddenly hear from you. God has really been good to me. And He still is. And I know that He is also faithful to you. I have a friend who was an unbeliever.
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My heart was filled with joy for the sudden change in his life, because I invited him before to go with me at our church, but he never went with me. And it seems like he was given a gift of prophecy. He told me the vision that God has shown him. He said that he saw me entering a huge building. And based on his interpretation, God really has a spectacular and wonderful plan for me. I am a little bit confused. I wanna trust his gift that seems to be God-given.
Because He created us and redeemed us, God doubly owns us. This means you will be able to distinguish God's will and His way from the wrong ways of life. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. November 19, He loves us and offers an abundant life to those who walk in His ways John Meet the sales manager that has helped over 15, pastors grow their giving. Take time to understand the decision you need to make, study the Bible, seek counsel, and pray.
And I know that His plans for me are really good. I believe it because I have seen his life before, and he is a completely changed person now. He is an active worker of their church. His advise is always Bible-based, as in he cites Bible verses everytime we speak.