Thursday, July 13, 2017

Clouds & Destinations

"And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies. Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled. The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice. And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them." 2 Samuel 22:12-15

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Trance and Doctrinal Invention ~ Dispensationalism

Recently brought to my attention: How Dispensationalism came into being. Before you get 'taken in' by this doctrine, read this!
"Beginning in 1826 and through 1829, a few preachers in Scotland emphasized that the world's problems could only be addressed through an outbreak of supernatural gifts from the Holy Spirit. In response, Isabella and Mary Campbell of the parish of Rosneath manifested charismatic experiences such as speaking in tongues. Around 1830, miraculous healings were reported through James Campbell, first of his sister Margaret MacDonald and then of Mary Campbell (through James's letter to Mary). Shortly thereafter, James and George MacDonald manifested the speaking and interpretations of tongues, and soon others followed suit in prayer meetings. These charismatic experiences garnered major national attention. Many came to see and investigate these events. Some, such as Edward Irving and Henry Drummond, regarded these events as genuine displays from the Holy Spirit. Others, including John Nelson Darby and Benjamin Wills Newton, whom the Plymouth Brethren sent on their behalf to investigate, came to the conclusion that these displays were demonic." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_MacDonald_(visionary)


"One of the most common objections to Dispensationalism offered by Preterists and Covenant theologians is that, according to them, it was an invention based on a 'vision' ascribed to a young Scottish girl named Margaret MacDonald. 

As they tell it, in 1830, she had a vision about the end of the world and when she came out from under her trance, she wrote it down. This account attracted the attention of Edward Irving and his church later claimed Margaret as one of their own prophetesses.

Irving also had an interest in prophecy and held prophetic conferences. The historian of Irving's church claimed that Margaret was the first person to teach a two stage second coming of Christ.

John Darby traveled to Scotland to visit the MacDonald home. Darby was a lawyer until a year after his conversion when he was ordained a deacon in the Church of England. Soon after entering the ministry he became disillusioned with the institutional church and started the Brethren movement in Plymouth, England.

Darby became known as the 'father' of Dispensationalism, the first eschatology to incorporate the 'prophecy' of Margaret MacDonald. Darby continued to develop this new view by becoming the first to make a radical distinction between Israel and the Church."




God's Meaning is Not Man's Interpretation!


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Who Or What is The Center of Our Lives?


In this world, this is the common mindset ~ reflective of our nature.


When we become believers in God and His Son - the Living Word, Christ Jesus - for our lives we are changed, made spiritually alive by the renewing and regeneration of His Holy Spirit! Made into new spiritual creatures ~ placed in the Body of Christ for Eternal Living.

Our priorities change as well and we're freed from the bondage of trying to fulfill the lusts of the flesh and our every want and desire than is never satisfied but for a second!



Monday, July 3, 2017

"Finding Normal"

A cute show if you've not seen it yet.