Arguments = No Revival

You get around where there’s arguments; you get into that type of atmosphere. If there’s something in the church, someone who’s disobedient, and very ugly acting in the church and causing trouble, you’ll never be able to have a revival as long as that kind of an atmosphere is around. And so, you have to have everybody…
If you’ll notice when the Holy Spirit came on Pentecost, they were all in one place and in one accord (Is that right?) and waiting for a promise. And when we get like that, Brother Boze, the revival will be here then. That–that’s right.
(53-1212 ~ WMB)

Let’s get any arguments out of the way. I’d rather have revival!

God Bless,

Bro Trevor

From The Archives Pt4

From The Archives Pt4: “Simple Truths” by Bro. Nathan Bryant

The included quote is still just as true as when Brother Branham spoke these words in July of 1963, and when this was originally posted on July 25th, 2005.

Out of the Abundance of the Heart

A friend of mine asked me the other day “What does the Bible say about cursing”. I assumed this meant profanity and not the kind of cursing that Balak wanted Balaam to do on the children of Israel.

I’d like to share a few scriptures that I thought were appropriate to the subject that I sent my friend. Perhaps others will be blessed by this.

Let’s begin with taking the name of the Lord in vain. This is not something the Lord is pleased with,yet many people view this as “not as bad” as some of the major curse words today. But look at the following passages:

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (Exo 20:7)
And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. (Lev 19:12)

I think the passage in Leviticus really brought it home for me. “Profane the name of thy God”. I can’t imagine this! How could we take the name of the Holy One and profane it. This really ought to be unthinkable to any of us! To mix the unholy with the holy!

Now, many people would look at this topic and say “this word is good, this word is bad, this word is ok”. Even further we have words that we say “that’s just a mild form of this or that word.” I don’t want to get into all that with this post. I really want to look at the principle of cursing itself.

Consider the Scriptures:

But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. ( II Tim 2:16)

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. (Eph 4:29)

So how about those? Is your “babblings” profane or vain? Is your communication corrupted? These things will increase into more ungodliness! They already ARE ungodly…and will cause MORE!

Yet Paul finishes in Ephesians by saying “but that which is good to the use of edifying”. I think that’s the main point here. Ultimately Christians should be full of grace. Why would Christians, who are supposed to be reborn with the Spirit of Christ, be speaking anything that is not edifying and filled with grace? Why would it be negative? Why wouldn’t it be BLESSING instead of cursing?

 

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8)

You see, it’s more than whether the actual words we are speaking are “right” or “wrong” but our communications are an indicator of what’s inside.

Just as Jesus once said:

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. (Matt 12:34)

And there we have it. Are you speaking cursings, negative thoughts, and words that refer to vile things? If so, “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh”. Are you speaking blessings, positive words, and those things that are filled with praise and virture? Well then, “out of the abundance of the heart…”

God Bless,

Bro Trevor

From The Archives Pt3

From The Archives Pt3: “Gone Fishin” by Bro. Trevor Emond

This one was originally posted on September 11th, 2007, but the burden for outreach to fallen humanity burns more in our hearts now than ever before.

Signs and wonders still follow.

Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. (Luke 7:22,23)

 

This winter has been especially cold, snowy, and icy for us in the Jeffersonville area.  With that we’ve had a difficult time keeping the sidewalks clean enough at the Tabernacle for it to be safe to have church without worrying about believers slipping and falling.

The brother that takes care of the maintenance at the church was out one Saturday trying to clean off some ice so we could have service the next day and as he was shoveling he ended up slipping and falling.

The doctors found a tear in his rotator cuff.  He was unable to lift his arm up, or even bend his elbow without searing pain.  It was sad to see him keeping rhythm with his left hand instead of his right as he led songs the past couple of services.  Well, Wednesday night, he was keeping the rhythm with his right arm, the one with the tear in the shoulder.  Bro Collins testified about it, saying that he couldn’t even lift his arm, but God had healed our brother and he could lift his arms above his head with no pain!  God also healed the problem he was having in his foot!

Truly God is merciful and good to us.  He didn’t promise us divine health, but He promised us divine healing.  Signs and wonders are STILL following the Message of the Hour.

Of course, you all heard about the brother who couldn’t speak for over 2 years, prayed the closing prayer in service (yes audibly!) about a year ago, right?

Acquire the Fire, West Palm Beach, FL meetings

I’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to West Palm Beach, Fl.  Bro Jack Duff, pastor of Spirit and Truth Tabernacle hosted the annual “Acquire the Fire” youth meetings.

Bro Jack invited me to be one of the speakers for the meetings and so I gladly spoke for two of the services.

Bro Joe Underwood opened the meetings with a topic of “Flames of Holy Fire” and I was on my feet as I heard him declaring that if your fire wasn’t lit by the Message of the Hour then it never really got lit.  I was so encouraged to be part of a group of ministers “lifting the hands of Moses” as it were. Bro Joe really inspired the young people to keep putting logs on the fire to keep it burning hot.  Things like their daily walk with the Lord, listening to tapes in their own free time, and coming to church help to keep things burning hot.  He used the following scripture:

And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.  ~ LEVITICUS 9:24

The next morning (Saturday) I spoke on a topic of “Lucifer’s Style of Worship“.  I used the following quote:

“Sin in its initial form is to reject the revealed Word of God, what God–or will of God. When God has revealed something as His will, and to reject that is to blaspheme, or to reject God.”

We talked about how Lucifer rejected the revealed Word/Will of God and there was no redemption.  I showed how we DO have redemption, but not if we knowingly reject the Word/Will of God.

That evening Bro Andrew Glover preached a good sermon on “He Cares”.  I loved how he took the story of the mother opossum and the little fishy to illustrate that if God cares for those little animals, He cares for you.  He said the devil lies to young people all the time by telling them, “no one cares”.  The young people were greatly encouraged and the Spirit of the Lord was indeed present.  Many were prayed for and the Scripture Bro Joe opened Friday with became prophetic of the meetings and God was consuming the altar of the young people and many could not help but fall on their faces before God.  I personally have not felt the power of God so strongly upon me as I’ve prayed for one young sister in particular as I have since being at Still Waters camp.

Sunday morning I delivered part 2 of what I was speaking on Saturday morning.  I took the topic of “Mixing“.  AfbleachandAmmoniater recapping part 1 I began to show what the Bible talks about on the doctrine of Balaam.  In a visual illustration, I typed ammonia to Moab and I typed Bleach to the Children of God.  I had both in front of the audience on a table with a little jar for mixing the two.  The brother in the front row was certainly concerned!!  I did not mix the two and no one in the audience wanted me to either!  I used this type to show how dangerous it is when we try to mix doctrines, culture, creeds, music, etc into the Word of God for our day.

Remember, it was a unpardonable sin, three times in the Bible, for any persons to add one word of their own interpretation to God’s Word after It had been vindicated the Truth.

In the garden of Eden, right, in the garden of Eden, one word added caused death.

When Balaam added the word, that, “We’re all the same,” they, God never did forgive Israel that. Every one of them perished in the wilderness, except the three that God brought out.

Sunday evening Bro Jack gave Bro Kenny Capps some time to give testimony.  Bro Capps spoke about his experiences with Bro Branham and gave witness to the things he had personally seen and heard.  He exhorted the people that even the little things the prophet said would come to pass.

Bro Andrew finished up the services on Sunday evening with “It’s going to take a stronger wind than this”.  He encouraged the young people that what they were going through wasn’t strong enough to defeat them as long as Jesus was in the ship to speak “Peace be Still”

There was much worship of the Creator during the meetings, along with plenty of fun songs the young people could jump and dance (appropriately) to!  A fun time and a blessed time to give honor to the King!  I enjoyed the services immensely and was able to play saxophone during the singing.

All in all the meetings were wonderful.  I pray that those who were touched, were touched in a lasting and impactful way.  I’m looking forward also to the day where we can sing and worship and NOT get worn out so bad!!  Even so, Come Lord Jesus!

-Bro Trevor

 

From The Archives Pt2

From The Archives Pt2: Beating A ‘Dead’ Religion by Bro. Nathan Bryant

This one was originally written on May 5th, 2008, but seems very timely.

Thought Of The Day: Busybody

But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.” (I Peter 4:15)

busybody: a person who pries into or meddles in the affairs of others (dictionary.com)

I find it interesting that Peter lists ‘busybodies‘ right beside ‘murderers’, ‘thieves’, ‘evil-doers’.

Are you taking your brothers and sisters to the Lord in prayer, or are you getting on the phone or Facebook and running them down, or sharing things about them that you should keep between you and Jesus?

Paul talked about those who are “not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not” *, and that “there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies” **.

Now, don’t you listen to one foul thing the devil’s got to say. See? If the devil shows you some, or tells you something evil about one of the members of the body of Christ, don’t you believe it. For as soon as you believe it, you mar your experience.” ~ Rev. William Marrion Branham (59-1227E)

1 Timothy 5:13 *
2 Thessalonians 3:11 **

From The Archives

From The Archives Pt1: ‘The Predestinated Snailsby Bro. Nathan Bryant

Over the next few months 2MM will be linking to our favorite blog posts from previous years. Click on the title for each archived blog post to read the original post. This week’s archived post contains an article which was originally written on paper long before the blog was created, titled: ‘The Predestinated Snails‘.

Christmas 2013

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Take time to remember the greatest love Gift ever sent, and His many blessings to each of us. May God richly bless you this Holiday season and always. ~ The Emond & Bryant Families

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” ~ St. John 3:16

In Jesus Christ’s Name, we receive Your Christmas Gift: the Word of God made flesh in us. Amen” ~ Rev. William Marrion Branham