REVELATIONS 12: SEVEN HEADS, TEN HORNS, AND SEVEN CROWNS

Rev 12:1  And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: Rev 12:2  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. Rev 12:3  And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. Rev 12:4  And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. Rev 12:5  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. Rev...

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YOUR FAITH SHOULD NOT STAND IN THE WISDOM OF MEN

  1Co 2:1  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 1Co 2:2  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 1Co 2:3  And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 1Co 2:4  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 1Co 2:5  That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.   One of the first doctrines of reproof given by the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians deals with their desire to be ‘enticed’ by men that preached unto them the “good words and fair speeches” that catered to their wants and...

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PRAYER: “FOR WE KNOW NOT WHAT TO PRAY FOR AS WE OUGHT”

Rom 8:24  For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? Rom 8:25  But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Rom 8:26  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Rom 8:27  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.   One of the common errors that comes from man’s failure to understand how God would have His church to pray deals with man not “rightly dividing the word of truth,” the other is the fact that man would rather...

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KNOWING GOD AS “THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT”

2Co 1:3  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 2Co 1:4  Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.   The doctrine found within 2Corinthians may seem puzzling at the outset of the first  chapter of 2Corinthians to some who are experiencing “trouble,” and “tribulation” in their lives, and need the “comfort,” and “salvation” from this type of sufferings, but as God our Father has designed; once we progress from the beginning of 2Corinthians chapter 1 through the end of chapter 13, we will be well equipped to fully understand and appreciate, and find the salvation and comfort in...

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THE REPROVING DOCTRINE TO GODLY SORROW

2Co 7:8  For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season. 2Co 7:9  Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. 2Co 7:10  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.   One of the most important aspect of the son being “transformed by the renewing” of his mind is the son coming to the realization that his conduct as a son “in Christ” is not becoming of who God has made him to be “in Christ.” And it is the reproving doctrine found at the outset of...

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“TAKE HEED THEREFORE UNTO YOURSELVES”

Act 20:27  For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Act 20:28  Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. Act 20:29  For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Act 20:30  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Act 20:31  Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. Act 20:32  And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an...

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“KNOW YE NOT THAT YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD”

1Co 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1Co 3:17  If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 1Co 3:18  Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.   The main aspect of the son’s growth consists of a proper doctrinal establishment from a ‘milk to meat’ curriculum whereby the son can be fully utilized by the Father in being “conformed to the image of His Son.” But this important Godly design is not followed by men who seem more intent upon establishing men to be “conformed” to their image, and follow their designed way to educate today’s bible student. Paul...

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THE LORD’S TABLE AND THE TABLE OF DEVILS

1Co 10:20  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 1Co 10:21  Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.   The main aspect of understanding and appreciating our sanctified position in Christ comes from our understanding of our Father’s will for us, and the plan that Satan has to hinder our sanctified living in Christ from bringing forth “fruit” as it ought. And as we come to understand the fact that just as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has a Table and a Cup, we also can plainly see that there are “devils” that also have a table and cup that many...

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SEARCHING FOR THE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE FATHER

Pro 2:1  My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; Pro 2:2  So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Pro 2:3  Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; Pro 2:4  If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Pro 2:5  Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. Pro 2:6  For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.   As “sons” in Christ we have an expectation of the Father to grow up into a son who has been “conformed to the image of His Son,” and this unique opportunity that we have to be educated by the Father is special indeed. When we trusted in the...

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PROBLEMS? DECISIONS? DO YOU “PUT IT IN GOD’S HANDS?”

2Th 1:2  Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2Th 1:3  We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; 2Th 1:4  So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: 2Th 1:5  Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:   We have all heard the sayings “I’m going to put it in God’s hands,” or “I’m going to let God handle it,” and this seems to be what is said by most when there is a problem, suffering, or an important...

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