“And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren. And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow? And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known. Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day? And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock. And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread. And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land. And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.” (Exodus 2:11-25)
That was Moses’ second forty years and this was his first forty years:
“And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink. And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him. And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children. Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee? And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother. And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it. And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.” (Exodus 2:1-10)
I am scare of folk who are so-called called one day and is preaching the next. There is a saying that says, “God does not call the qualified. He qualifies the Called.” God’s Process is how He “qualifies the Called.” This is my 37 years of “qualifies the Called.” Actually I am still being “qualifies the Called:”
Death Level – December of 1978 to January of 1995 – 17 years
Burial Level – 1995 to August of 2007 – 12 years
Resurrection Level – 2007 to September of 2014 – 7 years
Ascension Level – 2014 to Rapture
“Qualifies the Called” is where people must deals with “he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.” “Qualifies the Called” is where the person and the gift become ONE. The person and the gift NOT being ONE is why people FALL.
The article, “Obama Helps Clarify What True Christianity Really Is” got my attention because I thought Obama would be the LAST person that could do that. (Article posted @ Facebook and Twitter) If it had not been for the title I would not have read the article. I read more titles than actual articles. I do not know why the article is titled that because the article is not about him. His name is not even in the article:
One of my friends in Scotland commented that Christianity in America is a mile wide and an inch deep. After returning to America from living overseas twice as an adult, I would say this is a fair assessment.
The majority of Americans identify as Christians. However, their response to Gallup and Barna polls reveals there’s a disconnect, even a contradiction, between what self-ascribing Christians actually believe and claim. Sadly, poll results indicate that most self-ascribing American Christians, while they state they would like to read the Bible more, are unfamiliar with fundamental biblical facts, they misunderstand or have no knowledge about what Jesus says about Himself, salvation, heaven, hell or death.
Some self-ascribing Christians claim that, “born-again Christians are disturbing.” (Such a claim either represents ignorance or the rejection of Jesus Christ’s teachings recorded in the four gospels as true. Clearly explained in John 3:1-21 and elsewhere, Jesus Himself declared that salvation from sin/separation from God is that one “must be born again.”)
Some self-ascribing Christians either support abortion now, or had the opportunity to prevent it or did nothing after the U.S. Supreme Court’s final ruling in 1973. Some self-ascribing Christians have expressed “horror” over abortion practices (like Kermit Gosnell’s) but voted for and continue to justify their support of leaders who advocate for infanticide and sex-selective abortions.
Still others, support same-sex marriage as a civil rights issue, unable to understand its spiritual and biblical origin, while also whining about religious rights issues. Such claims, that completely ignore, reject and/or misinterpret biblical truth clearly articulated by the God they claim to worship, obviously mislead and confuse non-Christians.
To be sure, many Christians make mistakes, misunderstand and/or disagree about scriptural interpretation. Not all Christians are saints. Some have committed crimes.
But straightforward falsehood guised as Christianity is dangerous. If one does not know what is true, it will be exceedingly difficult to identify what is false.
This is truth: a genuine born-again, Bible-believing and following Christian is first known by their confession, witness and testimony that Jesus Christ is Lord, is the only son of God, and that he and the father are one. Jesus claimed that only through him can anyone can know God and that through him alone can one have eternal life. Either Jesus is who he says he is or he isn’t.
True Christian belief is evidenced in the out-workings of one’s faith: repentance, obedience, sacrifice, service and evangelism (highlighted in Acts 2; 1 Cor. 15; 2 Cor. 5; Gal. 5; Heb. 11; James 2; 1 John 1:3; Luke 10, 15; Matt. 28, Rom.).
Those who claim to be a Christian and yet persecute Christians and shield persecutors from justice are what Jesus’ disciple Peter describes as: “springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved. For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved” (2 Pet. 2:12-19).
Paul also clarifies: “If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain” (1 Tim. 6:3-5).
As is the consequence for those who make false claims. Jesus said of them, “I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” (Matt. 7:21-23). He also warned, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
Wow!!! That was not what I was expecting. When people work for God He always makes sure they have what they need. The article is a perfect example of what happens when the person and the gift are NOT ONE.
When people have not been “qualifies the Called” people “support same-sex marriage as a civil rights issue, unable to understand its spiritual and biblical origin.” When people have not been “qualifies the Called” people “completely ignore, reject and/or misinterpret biblical truth clearly articulated by the God they claim to worship, obviously mislead and confuse non-Christians.” When people have not been “qualifies the Called” people “support abortion.” God’s Process is how people become a “True Christian.”
Finishing our Death Level is what prefects our “Called.” Finishing our Burial Level is what prefects our “Justified.” Finishing our Resurrection Level is what prefects our “Glorified:”
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” (Romans 8:29-30)
FINISHING GOD’S PROCESS, WHICH IS “the will of my Father who is in heaven” IS WHAT “QUALIFIES THE CALLED” FOR “the kingdom of heaven”!!!