55 Reasons Why You Should Preach The Apostles Doctrine

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55 Reasons Why You Should Preach The Apostles Doctrine by Paul B Thomas.

Doctrine determines destiny, reveals authority and uncovers authenticity. The man that teaches sound doctrine obeys the Lords commands and knows God, Doctrine is not boring neither is it legalistic rather it is exciting dynamic and life changing because it is revelation. When a man preaches by the spirit of revelation he uncovers mysteries and reveals Jesus from the volume of the book.The apostles shook Jerusalem with their doctrine which earned them the reputation “these that have turned the world upside down are among us.” Maybe this fact alone explains why we have yet to turn our world upside down. Discover the power in this e book Available on Amazon for your mobile and desktop device by Paul B Thomas

 

The Second Adam

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The manifestation of the Sons of God, Discover God’s new humanity, 41 Chapters including: The lost art of dominion. Born once died twice.  A holy Ghost funeral.. You cant kill a dead man. Dead men see Jesus. Dare to live like God’s new creation, the world knows us  not! Available in Ebook format from Amazon Paul’s Page for your desktop and laptop device.

The Sinners Prayer?

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The Sinners Prayer... Where is that in the bible? There were multitudes saved in the book of Acts, How were they saved? If they were saved then we should follow their way, the way that lead them to salvation. This then is why we should accept salvation as in Acts.  Sure, many have declared a Romans 10:9 salvation but no one was saved in Acts according to this verse. One must “believe” but there is more than just believe for devils believe and if devils believe then devils can be in heaven and have eternal life! But friend we must preach the gospel as Jesus said it where a man is born of water and spirit (John 3:5) this means baptism (water) does not come after one is saved but upon salvation. Discover more in this incredible book, by Paul B Thomas, The Sinners Prayer available in ebook format on Amazon for your desktop and mobile device. Pauls Page on Amazon for over 30 Books.

Set your Pulpit on Fire

# 1 Let a man so preach that he will tremble at entering the pulpit, for if God is to speak. the dead will rise up. If I preach and the dead do not raise up then the dead will rise themselves and condemn me.

# 2 What if what I tell you is wrong, false, heresy. Do you think I take that lightly. I came to a point in my life a few years ago, where I asked myself, “Paul why do you believe what you believe?”. I studied God’s word and discovered that what I believed was not what God told me. Man told me about “asking Jesus into your heart,” not God. God says a man must be “born of water and spirit” (John 3:5) Now I want to preach what God told me. How do you know that God said it? Look at the apostles preaching in Acts. If the apostles preached it, God spoke it.

# 3 Doctrine is scorned because man is in rebellion against the sovereignty of God. Truth must shape us, mold us and re-arrange us. I don’t mold truth to fit my theological understanding. I must allow the truth to give me fresh understanding even when the truth tells me I’m wrong!

I follow doctrine not because I am right, but because the doctrine I follow has put me right. I follow doctrine because what I know of Jesus has changed me and the more I discover of him the more I myself am changed

# 4 I cant preach without the Holy Ghost. I have friends who tell me that the Holy Ghost never leaves. I agree, but there is the manifested presence where whats in you becomes up and on you. Jesus said “You shall receive power after the Holy Ghost has come upon you” I don’t want to preach until its “up and on me!” That’s when you get power, power to heal the sick, power to cast our devils, power to preach. Without the power upon me I’m just a good talker and who wants to listen to a good talker?

# 5 Set your pulpit on fire with prayer. A prayerless preacher makes a powerless pulpiter. You cant pray until the Holy Ghost comes upon you, sure you can pray in the flesh. That’s why you fall asleep when you pray, nothing stirs you.

# 6 A possessed person can speak in tongues, they learn it from another who has said t say this now say that, the fire they get is from another and so is the ones. I want the fire from God, hes the one that teaches me to talk and gives me the unction, not man.

# 7 We will cry to the Lord until he reveals his face. Conviction does not make us parade ourselves rather it humbles the soul to the place where his tears soak into the dust, and he pleads with God for deliverance. that’s  revival.

# 8 William J Seymour would preach with a bucket over his head, so that he would not get the glory. Today’s preach wants a standing ovation today. How do I know? see how many times he tells you to say amen, give a clap or stand to your feet. yes a standing ovation. I would rather Get God on his feet than man. How about you?

#9 Don’t beat about the bush/ Moses saw God in the bush. If your bush is not burning you ain’t preaching. stay at home in the desert until your bush catches fire then you are ready to preach to the nation God assigns you too.

#10. If you have no word from heaven the you will not have power in earth from heaven. Eloquent sermons are not from heaven. Power comes from heaven (1 Cor 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:

Love Can Live Again

In my travels I meet many people who have given up on love. they build a wall because of the rejection few believe they will ever love again. The walls they build are too high and the hurt that’s taken root goes down way low. You see it in their eyes. Pain and mistrust. They don’t even trust themselves to love again.

It’s sad when a woman whom God had made to love looses the the very thing that comes naturally to her. Love. When a woman loses her will to love she loses her heart. It don’t matter how hard she appears underneath that layer of mortar lies a heart.

When a good man comes along she rejects him, not because hes the wrong one but because she has rejection in her. Rejected people reject people, hurt people hurt people. They don’t see what’s good because whats wrong for their past is still at work in their mind and soul.

There are many keys that have to be used in order to open the love door again. I don’t believe its just one key solves all the problem. I do believe however that the key factor is Love, and this is why I say love. Because its the very thing that you will want to shut but I want to tell you its the very door that God wants to open again.

Look at Jesus. He loved a woman, you and I! He came from a far country to wed us, we rejected him, That rejection worked in him too.  Yes, he was called a “man of sorrows,” Maybe you know what that means. Men too get sorrowful, men too cry and languish privately with their pain over a lost lover. He done all he could yet was refused, scorned and mocked. Have you been there! You’ve given all youve got and you were mocked for it!

Man of sorrows!

When those around him thought the love was dead forever, the love of this man began to work all over again!

Sister, brother, don’t let the devil tell you, that you will never love again. That’s a lie! They thought Jesus (the God who is love) was dead too, but on the morning of the third day. Yes the third day, love began to live again. For the believer, love don’t die because God cannot die, and whatever love was buried, that same love will live again.

Even if that person does not love you and will not love you, take comfort your love will not die, your ability to love will not die. Your ability to love yourself and then love others will live again. Older man, older woman just because you’re in your forties, fifties or sixties don’t mean its over, that’s a lie! Love is greater than age, love is greater than hurt. Love conquers death “and the greatest of these is love,” yes, the “greatest” of resurections is the resurrection of love.

Even the death of a relationship contains a seed of resurrection, you have that miracle resurrection love seed in you. You will love again! Maybe you have to first let go of love to get it all back. Maybe too you have to put bury the past hurt first. Maybe you have to lay done the anger first. Maybe you have to give your past a funeral service.

You cant afford to live without love. Why rob yourself of love why rob yourself of something God created you for. That dont make sense. There’s no hurt that so bad that you will have to rob yourself of its force.

Here are three things you can do again

1. MAKE THE CHOICE TO BURY THE PAST and resurrect the future. If you have a man that believes it can come back together then believe against the odds with him. Don’t  quit on love love wont quit on you, give it a second chance, give it a third day. have another go.

2. TAKE OWNERSHIP OF FAILURE. Without taking responsibility to forgive one cannot take authority over pain. If you forgive from the heart God will restore. Take ownership of mistakes, admit it you had a role to play in things going wrong. Confess it then walk away from its guilt.

3. CHOOSE TO MAKE TODAY BIGGER THAN YOU PAST. If you want something to die give it no time no talk and no attention and it will die. Tomorrow is new. Don’t mention yesterday anymore, don’t bring it up with your mate don’t ponder it and don’t let yesterday live. Today is a new day. live today. Today is not yesterday repeated. Don’t live like that. It will kill the life in you. Today in New. Make it a celebration of whats new not a rehearsal of whats dead.

Love can live again.
You will love again

Baptism Formula Changed

Britannica Encyclopedia, 11th Edition, Volume 3, page 365 – Baptism was changed from the name of Jesus to words Father, Son & Holy Ghost in 2nd Century. UPCBAYPOINT.COM

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My Thoughts: I believe we should use the name of Jesus and why not?
Baptizing according to Mathew is in “the name of the father Son and Holy Ghost” (Mt 28:19). Mark tells us “He who believes and is baptized will be saved… and these signs (are of) those who believe in his name are inferring that baptism too is in his name (Mark 16:16-18)  Luke’s account tells us that “repentance and remission of sins (which comes through baptism) should be preached in his name” (Luke 24:47). So the gospels testify to the name however one reads it.

The discussion over the name in baptism continues even in Pentecostal circles and I found it interesting to observe this to be so on the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic faith inc website. which discusses the terms used in Acts such as “Lord Jesus” (Acts 8:26) “name of the Lord” ( Acts 10:48) “Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 19:5).

My thoughts are this. Note that the term “Lord” and “God” are titles not names. We are not baptized by the titles but by the one whose name is Jesus for if the titles were appropriate to baptism and conveyed a special meaning then why not use the titles like “Emmanuel” or “Mighty God” or “all sufficient one” why not use the titles, any titles of God of which there are many in our baptism? So the titles denote him who is God, and is used in the scriptures to reveal who our God is to those who don’t know him. Paul said to “do all things in his name” and this would be the correct practical working and application of Matthew 28:19. we don’t cast out demons in the name of the father son and Holy  Ghost. We don’t pray a pray of healing the in the name of the Father Son and Holy Ghost no we simply do it in his name. and why not baptism?

Jesus is the revelation of the father this is why we should baptize in the name of Jesus (John 8:24).

Back to the Matthew 28:19 debate. The Phrase of Matthew 28 was not given for us to repeat baptism into the name is something we do. Its not necessary to use the word “of” as in “I now baptize you into the name of…” rather we are to baptize into Jesus. How is this done. When the baptized one one calls on the name of Jesus. “Arise be baptized calling on the name of the Lord.” That is when salvation comes. Jesus is salvation, his name means salvation and he comes when we invoke the name. Further when we invoke his name it is he that baptizes us. This is why we are to use his name. No man can baptize us save Jesus only. You are not baptized into my church and neither am I baptized into your church. I’m baptized in Jesus church therefore Jesus is the one that baptizes me

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Jesus, He has it All

In him dwelleth the fulness of the Godhead bodily. (Col 2:9)

The word for “Godhead” IS “THEOTES”which means “essentially deity.” In Romans 1:20 The Word Godhead THEIOTES means “divinity” or divine attributes. Jesus is essentially God, possessing all attributes that make God, God! He lacks nothing that God has as he essentially and uniquely is God. While some attributes are communicable such as love, joy and peace others are not. Omnipresence, omnipotence and omniscience. God alone has these attributes. Proof of his duality of nature and essentiality of being.

Dwelleth” has permanent residence. Can God ever be without his nature? Has God ever been without power, all of it! Has God ever been without holiness, all of it! If not then he must essentially be God and God all of the time. Even as man he was God.

The “eternal son” doctrine makes nonsense of the deity of Jesus for it states that he is God but not supremely God. But friend, Jesus cannot cease being God any more than you can stop being a human being. Your attributes are yours and in your possession from the time you were a son to the time you are a father and beyond. Similarly Jesus as father and son possesses all the characteristics of God’s fulness, all of the time, as father in the Old Testament and as Son in the New.

Hes omnipresent as a son as much as hes omnipresent as a father he just didn’t get to show it!

He is fully God as a son and fully God as a Father.

When weary with his journey he was fully God and completely man
When hitchhiking on a borrowed donkey he was fully God and fully man
When fully tempted just like we are, he was fully God and fully man

Someone once said “did Jesus ever say he was God i replied yes he told the one person who aught to know better, the devil himself thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and him only shalt thou serve!”

The fulness of the Godhead even in his humiliation dwelt in that bodily form.

Woe is Me If I Preach Not The Gospel

 

Woe is Me… If I preach Not

1. I preach the gospel because I gave him my heart

I was ignorant when I came to Christ as a ten years old boy. All I knew was that  I gave him my heart, If he has that he has me. My mission grew in me. I discovered thats what God wants one’s Heart.
Still does!,

2. I Preach the gospel lest I myself become a reprobate

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? (2 Corinthians 13:5)

Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. I want to keep saved. He who looks back is not fit for the kingdom of God. I dont want to look back. I dont want to become  complacent, I gave my life to preach. If I’ve failed and I have then my failure, stigma or past is my cross, your’s too! Woe is me if I preach without having proof that I can carry a cross.

3. I preach the gospel because truth has fallen in the streets

Truth has fallen in the streets. (Isaiah 59:14)

If my neighbour dont know it and my friend lives without it then its fallen in the street.  It’s time for the crowds to hear it. I’m not talking of slamming people I’m talking of having compassion to connect in real ways where we are  influencial as well as preachy, compassionate as well as anointed, convincing as well as communicating.

New days require a new approach online, new people skills, new social  skills. We can’t expect to do better than pre-internet days if we dont skillfully adapt by adding new social skills to our portfolio. We have to ask, are we growable?

4. I preach the gospel to combat complacency and comfort.

Woe to them that at ease in Zion
(Amos 6:1).
Give not sleep to thine eyes nor slumber to thine eyelids  (Proverbs 6:4).

If  we allow the world and business to force us into complacency then what will become of us? What will become of our sons and grandsons, daughters and grandaughters. What are we building for them that they can step on?

    “You are God’s Investment into your Generation”

Will they struggle like us or can we built them a platform to declare the word with greater success, a larger audience a bigger world!

This genEration is too comfortable. Thats what the world offers, comfortability. Can you buck the trend and do business?  Preaching is not comfortable. Things that altar a mans destiny and  eternal state cannot be comfortable,  Destiny and comfortabiltiy make poor partners.   Woe is me if I preach not the gospel!

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 Preaching is uncomfortable thats why God attached it to the resurrection. Its the sort of stuff that makes dead men come alive. Most of us preachers wont be able to leave our kids much but what we can leave them is conviction, fight and a hard act to follow.

How about You?

5. I preach the gospel lest my ease become a disease and my slothfulness my ruin

What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel  (1 Corinthians 9:18).

The gospel is the power of God unto salvation. If we want to see God we have to preach truth. There is power in truth. There is a compelling in the spirit to preach truth to our generation. The spirit of ease has crept into our lifestyle. Sure we can use Facebook and Twitter but we are at ease there! Are we focused to the point of abandonment, sold out in pursuing something bigger than us? Are we climbing walls we have feared? Are we breaking barriers between them and us? Are we connecting to those we have previously avoided?

    “Your Ministry Growth online is governed by your ability to network socially and add value continually to everyday folks who want to win in life and ministry.”

You are I once were pagans. What’s so holy about us that we can’t  get in the mud and get down with others.

Do we favour the comfort zone for  the mission zone?

Are we going to stick in the crowd we know the folks that wont challenge our views or are we going to get Christ-like and venture into danger to see God work. That way we will discover that uncomfortability builds bigness in a man, the God kind of bigness.

    “What legacy will we leave? Quit defending history. Make history! then your kids after you will have something to talk about when you’re dead and gone.”

Other generations and organisations have built walls out of fear, we must build bridges out of faith, a new faith that comes from a global can-do-ness.

Global is the not so new local if youre online you’re already doing missions.

No excuse evangelism this is our Can Do Must Do time.

Your are too big to do the small stuff and have to much God  not to do the preaching stuff! Get over it preaching was created for you.

Woe is unto me If I preach not the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 9:16 ).

The Oneness of God

#‎Gospelshift‬ We’ve told the world Jesus is God’s son, now its time to tell the world, Jesus is God, the supreme God. God alone. The one God who beget himself, came himself, rose himself and gave himself. Jesus is my God. How about you?