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All the Prophets

February 14, 2019

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All the Prophets

For years  there have been all sorts  of prophets.     The prophecies  of some prophets have all come true.     Those are the prophets  whose words are written  throughout the Bible — and whose words  have been verified  through historical events.    They are honestly  God’s prophets.      The others?     Well,  they are obviously false prophets,  simply because their words  have not come true.     They have specifically foretold events  with dates and details,  but none of it  has come to pass.     So,  we have no valid reason  for believing them  or paying any attention  to them.

God’s word has warned us  that there will be false prophets  until the end of time,  and we are not to let ourselves get bamboozled  by their bold demands  upon our faith.     They invariably try  to intimidate people  about all sorts of consequences  for anyone who disobeys  their instructions — but,  so what?     Because their prophecies have  not come true  in the past,  they are as nothing  in God’s eyes.     God’s word always comes true  because He alone  is  the Almighty.     God is the one we need  to believe.

What is the point?

These false preachers often claim  that our sins are not forgiven.     They will authoritatively point out  that we absolutely must be  fully repentant  according to their standards.     Their standards include paying a full tithe  (and then some — to them, of course),  performing whatever penance they set up  for our sins,  and following the church rules  they have set up — rules that are not  in the Bible.     Their rules include  all sorts of works  and ordinances  that they claim  are absolutely necessary  for receiving forgiveness  of our sins.

When a person wonders  if they are forgiven,  the religious leaders will claim  they are not yet  forgiven  because he/she has not shown  enough humility,  enough sincerity,  enough good works,  or the right attitude  in doing good works.     All of these claims  are outright lies.

The truth of God’s word is given to us  by the apostle Peter,  as he preached  about Jesus  to a houseful of Gentiles.     In Acts 10:43,  Peter proclaims  to every one  for all time,

Of Him  (i.e. Jesus)  all the prophets  bear witness  that through His name   every one who believes  in Him  has received  forgiveness  of sins.

That is God’s truth.     There are no exceptions.     “All the prophets”  throughout the whole Old Testament have borne witness  that absolutely  “every one who believes  in Him  has received forgiveness  of sins.”     Why should anyone want  to change that word of  “all the prophets”?     The prophets  in the Bible  proclaimed all sorts of details  about the life  of Jesus.    All their words came true  in Jesus’  life.     So,  what is there  for us  to not believe?

Wouldn’t it be foolish  to disregard  “all the prophets”  whose words came true?     God’s word repeatedly tells us  that by believing  in Jesus’  name — in His power  to forgive our sins — we receive full forgiveness — not partial forgiveness,  but full forgiveness.

Romans 4:8  quotes David  in Psalm 32:2  declaring,

Blessed is the man  whose sin  the Lord will not take into account.

Romans 4:3  quotes  Genesis 15:6 with the truth that,

And Abraham believed God,  and it was reckoned  to him  as righteousness.

So,  should we be calling God Almighty a liar?     If God calls us righteous  just for believing  in Him,  who are we  to differ?     King David calls us “blessed”  when the Lord takes away our sins — just because we put our faith  in God’s truths.

Anyone who purposely twists and lies  about these truths  of God  is a false prophet.     Let us be very diligent  in learning God’s word — not the false teachings  of sinful men.     When we believe God’s truths,  we will be truly  “blessed”.     Then we will say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  You truly are  gracious and merciful  in forgiving all my sins.     Thank You  for the gift of salvation  through faith  in Jesus Christ.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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