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  1. The Unnatural Elements- Part 7 -

  2. The Word - Understood BELIEVE What The Word Says RECEIVE WHAT THE WORD SAYS DIVIDE WHAT THE WORD SAYS

  3. Job 41:12-14 – “ I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle? Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.”

  4. Psalms 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a lightunto my path.”

  5. The Word - Understood BELIEVE What The Word Says RECEIVE WHAT THE WORD SAYS DIVIDE WHAT THE WORD SAYS

  6. The Berean Call-1995 “Of course, Satan, our wily enemy, has devised pitfalls and hindrances to block our path or turn us aside from following Christ. Our “adversary’s” (1st Peter 5:8) tireless genius creates temptations to seduce...

  7. The Berean Call-1995 …our hearts, and false doctrines to confuse our minds. Satan would rob our Lord of the glory He deserves, deprive us the joy and reward that come from obeying God, and prevent us from rescuing those who are…

  8. The Berean Call-1995 … “taken captive by him (SATAN) at his will” (2nd Timothy 2:26). However, “we are not ignorant of his devices” (2nd Corinthians 2:11). Satan’s only hope is to capitalize upon 3 innate human weaknesses: …

  9. The Berean Call-1995 … “the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life” (1st John 2:16). Satan’s ultimate weapon is the threat of physical death. That threat, which Christ faced and overcame, confronts us with all three…

  10. The Berean Call-1995 …temptations at once. Our most basic instinct (dating back to the Garden of Eden) is self-preservation. We cling tenaciously to this world because it deceitfully offers to satisfy our “lust of the flesh…

  11. The Berean Call-1995 …lust of the eyes, and pride of life”. These 3, said John are “all that is in the world”. (1st John 2:16) The “fear of death” holds men “all their lifetime subject to (in) bondage” (Hebrews 2:15). Christ warned that …

  12. The Berean Call-1995 … “whosoever will save his life shall lose it”. He also promised, “whosoever will lose his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25). In other words, if we clutch our lives selfishly to ourselves and are afraid or …

  13. The Berean Call-1995 … unwilling to give up all for Christ, we will lose the true life God has for us. However, if for Christ’s sake we obediently and lovingly abandon the life which self would have lived, He will live through us the true life…

  14. The Berean Call-1995 … for which He created and redeemed us, a life of joy (despite trials and suffering) which glorifies God and never ends. Just before the cross, Christ warned His 11 disciples (and all those through the …

  15. The Berean Call-1995 … centuries who would believe in Him, including us) that the time would come when following Him would cost them their earthly lives. That prophecy came true. Literally millions of Christians…

  16. The Berean Call-1995 … have been maligned, tortured and murdered by Christ-rejecters throughout history. Such tactics, however, failed to accomplish Satan’s purposes. As Tertullian said, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the…

  17. The Berean Call-1995 … church”. Christ’s warning included a further and seemingly unbelievable scenario: that some of those killing His followers would think they were “doeth(ing) God service” (John 16:2). That kind of persecution or…

  18. The Berean Call-1995 … martyrdom has always been the hardest to bear. It is one thing to be hated and tortured and killed by those who openly admit their opposition to Christ. It is something else entirely something else when …

  19. The Berean Call-1995 … persecution comes in His name from those who profess to love Him and who believe they are thereby serving God. While Satan has not entirely abandoned violence (Christians are still being tortured and killed in…

  20. The Berean Call-1995 … strong Catholic and Islamic areas), his tactics today are more subtle and thus far more effective. Those whose bodies were imprisoned for the sake of Christ remained unfettered in soul and spirit. Theirs was…

  21. The Berean Call-1995 … the “glorious liberty of the children of God” (Romans 8:21)! Today, however, bodies remain free to enjoy popularity and pleasure, while souls and spirits are bound in chains of fear- the fear of the adverse opinions…

  22. The Berean Call-1995 … of others and loss of their good will and esteem and the financial gain which popularity brings. Solomon warned, “The fear of man bringeth a snare” (Proverbs 29:25). This great snare includes fear of …

  23. The Berean Call-1995 … offending, fear of being criticized, fear of losing friendship, fear of being isolated, left out, looked down upon, passed by for a raise in salary or promotion. All such debilitating and compromising fears are…

  24. The Berean Call-1995 … summarized in Paul’s statement in Galatians 1:10: “for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ”. The natural desire to please others (especially those in positions of influence and power) in order…

  25. The Berean Call-1995 … to be well thought of by them is Satan’s most effective snare in holding Christians captive so they cannot serve God. And his most persuasive instruments in ensnaring Christians are Christians themselves. It is …

  26. The Berean Call-1995 … far easier to stand true to Christ in the face of jeers and opposition from atheists than to resist the seemingly sincere persuasions of fellows “Christians” who urge one to “be positive” and avoid…

  27. The Berean Call-1995 … offending others in order to be “more effective for Christ”. There is little difficulty rejecting an obviously false gospel. It is not so easy, however, to “earnestly contend for the faith” (Jude 3) against errors which …

  28. The Berean Call-1995 … are clothed in teaching that contains much that is Biblical- and especially when it is supported by highly esteemed “Christian leaders” whose lives have evidenced much good fruit. Who can resist the praise…

  29. The Berean Call-1995 … of men and the temptation to be well liked and even to become a part of leadership in one’s denomination! How often have I agonized before the Lord in attempting to understand why so many Christians, even …

  30. The Berean Call-1995 … leaders among them, will compromise God’s Word, water down the gospel and join in ecumenical partnerships which suppress the truth! Surely the desire to “please men” plays a large role. Tragically, there …

  31. The Berean Call-1995 … is a growing tendency to present Christ is a way that appeals to “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life”. Those who “receive Christ” on that basis have believed “another gospel” …

  32. The Berean Call-1995 … about “another Jesus” (2nd Cor. 11:4). There is an “offence of the cross” (Galatians 5:11). A gospel designed to offend no one is a fraud that damns instead of saves. We must adhere to the truth of God’s Word out of…

  33. The Berean Call-1995 … love for our Lord and for the souls for whom He died. May God deliver us from the great snare of “lov(ing) the praise of men more than the praise of God” (John 12:43). May we make the right choice.”

  34. 2 Corinthians 2:11 “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”

  35. Why Undermine? Satan knows that without a total confidence in the Bible as your final authority that the Bible can’t really effectively work in your life

  36. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 – “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”

  37. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 – “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

  38. Why Undermine? Satan knows that without a total confidence in the Bible as your final authority that the Bible will not be effective in helping you through the basic problems of life.

  39. Hebrews 4:12-13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

  40. Why Undermine? Satan knows that without a total confidence in the Bible as your final authority that you will not be effective in standing in the battle against him.

  41. 1 Corinthians 2:13 – “ Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.”

  42. Behemoth- ch 40 Leviathan- ch 41

  43. Job 40:19 – “He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.”

  44. Hebrews 4:12– “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

  45. Lu 4:4 – “And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” • Lu 4:8 – “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” • Lu 4:10 -“For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee”

  46. Ephesians 6:13-14 – “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness” • Ephesians 6:17 - “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”

  47. “I know I’m right because the Author of my faith has given me a Book that is UNLIKE any of the books of any religion in the world…God has presented us with a SUPERNATURAL Book, and I can PROVE to you that it has come to us from the very hand of God”

  48. John 15:16 - “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”

  49. 2nd Corinthians 5:20 – “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.”