God’s Times to Ask When, Why, and How Long, God?

Millions of Christians are keeping Christmas again this year. But are these God’s times of celebration and introspection? When Jesus returns, He will command all mankind to keep the Sabbath and the new moons (Isa. 66:23). This is a secret Christians don’t know. There is another secret they don’t know. They don’t know when to complain and wrestle with God. There is a time for everything and a time to pour out our hearts before God. Most psalms of David were written on the Sabbath and the new moons. Asaph asked some troubling questions on the new moon. Why do others prosper when I have to go through these trials (Psalm 73)? Why are true Christians being persecuted and heavily tried when nominal Christians are being blessed? Stay tuned for the surprising answer…Read more…

Asaph understood the answers to his troubling questions when he entered the sanctuary of God on the new moon after he had wrestled with God about these questions (Ps. 73:17).

Why is a congregation that has so much truth being tested and tried? Why does God allow its leading lady to pass away? Two of our deaconesses have passed away recently. Why?

Is it like some Canadians are saying at the passing of Myles Monroe? Is it true that God took him? No, it’s not. Satan took him and Satan took our deaconesses. God didn’t cause it but He allowed it. He knows the end from the beginning. He knew certain congregations would be in disunity, which would allow Satan to have his way.

After believers pass critical tests of maturity, Satan tries to take them out and he can succeed unless the congregation is in unity and speaking the right words. Wrong words can cause pain and even death (Prov. 18:21).

The righteous man or woman is sometimes taken out to escape the evil to come (Isa. 57:1). They still have work to do, but they had passed important tests and God knew they were ready to go if Satan did take them.

Should we ask God why? Yes, but there is a proper time and procedure for everything (Eccl. 8:6). When believers ask the whys and the whens of God at the wrong time, they can cause death. They can easily accuse the brethren. When they ask those difficult questions at the new moon, they often get God’s secret answers to satisfy their curiosity.

Knowing why God does things gives great assurance and confidence. While many Christians want to remain ignorant of those answers, others press on and find the answers as they wrestle with God on the new moon.
Why do we have to observe Satan’s days instead of God’s days? When Jesus returns for a thousand years of peace, those who don’t keep His days will be deprived of rain. If you keep Christmas, you’ll go dry. Why can’t we keep God’s days and know God’s secrets that He offers to His servants?

Jesus, as well as all the apostles, including Paul, kept the days ordained as God’s days in Leviticus 23 (Acts 24:14). We would have less and less questions and more and more answers from God if we did. We would be much merrier if we abandoned Christmas for the joy of Jesus received on His days.

Changing Your World? Or Changing Your Word?

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Changing Your World? Or Changing Your Word?

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the changes in the Changing Your World TV broadcast. We have learned much in the past from them. However, the change to the grace revolution has caused us to write an e-book on the subject, available on our bookstore tab at http://www.freedomchurchofgod.com/BOOKSTORE.aspx#.VI4Vglpd0zA. We must begin to wonder whether it’s Changing Your World or Changing Your Word, referring to God’s Word. Saying the law is done away contradicts the meaning of the whole Bible. This is a dangerous trend, the end-time falling away, leading to the man of lawlessness.

People have always tried to twist Romans 14, but now that the belief that the Ten Commandments are done away has caused ease at misinterpreting Romans 14.

Our e-book gives what we believe is the most thorough refutation of this apostasy. However, new twists arrive every day as they come up with new heresies continually.

When you understand the true gospel of the Kingdom of God, you can easily see that a kingdom requires a King and laws. You can’t be part of the Kingdom if you refuse the true grace that empowers you to keep the laws of the Kingdom.

The clear verses that stand out to me in refuting the Romans 14 twist are Acts 24:14 and Acts 10:14 and 28. That’s because people want to apply Romans 14 to the Sabbath and the eating of pork, which is not the context at all. It’s a matter of fasting on certain days of the week and abstaining from meats, eating only vegetables.

In these verses of Acts, Peter made it clear that ten years after accepting Jesus, he still refrained as a Christian from eating unclean foods such as pork. Gentiles were now declared clean, but not unclean meats. Regarding the Sabbath question, Paul clearly stated in Acts 24:14 and 25:8 that he had never committed an offense against the law of the First Testament, which included the Sabbath, one of the very important Ten Commandments.

To explain further, we quote an excerpt from Bible Code Broken! …

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Chapter 26: The Romans 14 Contortion — or “the Sabbath Side Step”

The terrible twists get worse. This is a desperate dance. It’s also called, “Looking for a way out of keeping the Sabbath,” a.k.a. the Sabbath Side Step.
Paul talks about days, but he never mentions the Sabbath in Romans 14. Yet many Christians believe that Romans 14:5-6 is proof Paul did not tell Gentiles to keep the Sabbath and that the days we keep are not an area in which we should be judged. The context is about eating meats or being vegetarian. The Didache supports the inference that specific days for fasting were involved. This early Christian guide to holiness says, “But not let our fasts be with the hypocrites, for they fast on the second and fifth day of the week. Rather, fast on the fourth day and the Preparation (Friday)” (Chapter 8).
Eating habits and the way and times that we fast are intensely personal matters. Paul did not and the church should not legislate in these areas. On the other hand, which day we keep is not a private matter, although in some circumstances it may be. It is a public decision practiced corporately and this was the case with the organized church at Rome. Church leaders make such a decision, preferably according to the Word.
Paul writes: “Now I exhort you, brethren…that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment” (I Cor.1:10). In this same letter Paul said, “Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump [spiritually], just as you are in fact unleavened [already, because you have put away leavened bread in preparation for the feast]. For Christ our Passover has been sacrificed. Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven…but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth”(I Cor. 5:7-8).
The same apostle that spoke of “the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” and encouraged the understanding that we are one body, one Spirit, with “one faith [set of beliefs]” (Eph. 4:3-5) commanded Corinthians to keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. If they kept the high days or annual Sabbaths and were physically unleavened at feast time, they obviously kept the weekly Sabbath.
“Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind” (Rom. 14:5). Could this refer to whether we keep the fourth commandment or not? What about the sixth commandment? If you are not convinced in your own mind that it is wrong to murder, does that mean you can put a bullet in someone you don’t like? Why do we sidestep the Sabbath but dance to the tune of all the other commandments?
None of the Ten Commandments, including the Sabbath, are directly in question in Romans 14. While it is helpful for a believer to be “convinced in his own mind” about the Sabbath truth before keeping it, obeying what you see in the Word will add greater understanding (Ps. 111:10). The Holy Spirit leads us into all truth (John 16:13) and it is His job, not ours, to convict you of the Sabbath truth. It is nevertheless the truth, whether you agree with it or not.
Paul is giving guidelines here about matters that are private and not always spelled out in the Scripture. The Sabbath is spelled out. If the Holy Spirit doesn’t tell us, would not common sense tell us what Paul was not saying? He was not saying that it doesn’t matter which day we keep as holy to God. God never said all days were holy and that we could choose any day to keep, that all days were alike to Him as far as corporate worship is concerned. He said He made the seventh day holy – no other. He ordained holy convocations on the seventh day and on no other day.
We may wisely do our best to avoid offending others by the manner in which we keep the Sabbath day. The day we choose, however, is not up for discussion. It does matter to God. He did not suggest that we make up our minds which day was holy. He commanded us to remember the seventh day (Ex. 20:8,10). It is not called the day of the Jews but the Sabbath of the Eternal – the Sabbath of Jesus. And don’t forget…He, Jesus, is the One who said, “Remember.”
Everyone can be convinced in his own mind whether he eats meat or is vegetarian. Each Christian can decide to drink wine or be a teetotaler, to choose to fast on the first Monday of every month or every other Tuesday or simply fast when he feels the need. We don’t judge our brothers in these personal matters. We don’t condemn them for not keeping the Sabbath either. The question of whether Christians should or should not keep the fourth commandment is not a matter that is decided by any individual. God has already said it. His Word is law. He cannot alter the utterance of His lips. And He will not change the time of the Sabbath no matter how many twisted arguments religious people invent.
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We pray that you will understand that the Bible never sends mixed messages. Its theme message of the Kingdom is the same throughout, and the laws never change. They are only written on our hearts and we keep both the letter and the spirit or intent of God’s law, which are always an expression of love. Love is never done away!

Rebirth of a Blog

Greetings from pastor and author Robert B. Scott of www.freedomchurchofgod.com … We have had the most popular church blog on the web a few years ago, and I had the blessing of hosting it. Now, however, our site had to switch to requiring an email to sign in, which meant no one wanted to sign in and we got only views. My goal is to continue the blog in a new way, putting the identical blog on my personal author’s site, www.robertbscott.org. I just found out that the new blog requires emails, and it looks doubtful if this could be changed, so I ask for your trust in this area.

I want to start recording my progress. As I see the false gospel of grace fills the airwaves and is adopted by many Christians and pastors, it’s sad to see so few teaching the true gospel, the one Jesus preached, the gospel of the kingdom, which is the one He said would be preached in these last days before the end of the age comes (Mat. 24:14). How can this gospel be preached?

The key, I believe, is the Internet, succeeding in marketing the true gospel on the web. It may seem strange to quote this verse but it is indeed true: “…money is the answer to everything” (Eccl. 10:19). Now we must take that in the biblical context, that God is giving us “power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant …” (Deut. 8:18), and to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to us (Mat. 6:33).

God has blessed me to travel to Africa, to Kenya and to French Benin to minister and to meet pastors and help and hug orphans, and my heart is to help them. My goals are big. The main goal is to publish the gospel of the Kingdom before the end comes (Mat. 24:14) and a famine of the true Word arrives (Amos 8:11).

The worldwide web appears to be a good way to get the gospel of the Kingdom to the world as the time closes in. Yet succeeding online is a great challenge where only three percent of marketers succeed, and they tend to take advantage of the 97% of those who fail, as they continually buy from the successful ones without succeeding.

As we endeavor to succeed, we must forgive those sometimes unscrupulous marketers, who have given selling online a bad name, causing many to be prejudiced against Internet marketing in general. We must learn to also forgive those many as we succeed in our struggle to be established online.

Forgiveness is so important in the Kingdom of God. If we don’t forgive, the King Himself can’t forgive us (Mat. 6:15). I have learned through the ravages of unforgiveness in my life to say by God’s grace, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

Few marketers of integrity exist, and when you finally find them, and they do indeed exist, you are so thankful. Learning to be ready to forgive, including to forgive those who put all marketers in the same boat is important, as you will see in my future membership site and on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/godsfruitofforgiveness?ref=hl and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Learning-How-to-Forgive/161059237352045?ref=hl.

God blessed us with a relative who provided the funds to start a business and get a mentor. We realized it was the Shemitah year, and though we couldn’t predict what God would bring as a judgment on our Western nations, we needed to prepare for the fall of 2015 with the idea this may be the last year to preach the true gospel.

So the goal is great, to make $10,000 a month in within six months, and a million for Africa by the fall. The challenges are great, but the determination is there to succeed despite the odds. The journey begins with the effort to preach the gospel of the Kingdom and disciple believers. We’ll keep you posted as we progress.

The prospects of preaching the true gospel of the Kingdom when the Christian world is embracing a false gospel of grace are indeed challenging. Satan attacks the truth. The devil managed to take out one of those eloquent Kingdom preachers in the recent decease in a plane crash of Myles Munroe.

When a believer successfully goes through important tests, Satan often tries to take him or her out. God often has to allow such tragedies because of disunity or unforgiveness in the congregation. We must also forgive our perfect God for allowing bad things to happen in our lives and our assemblies as we endeavor to achieve that perfect unity.

Satan has attacked us this last year in several devastating ways, one financial. God got us through the valley by His great mercy and grace, and we are ready to succeed, having learned what didn’t work.

As the author of seven books and a student of the Bible for fifty years, I think God has given me a lot to offer you, and I welcome your Bible questions as we interact. You can post questions and comments, which I realize now require you to post your email so we can have a give and take. I will not share your email with others, but will only use it so we can communicate and create a dialogue. I’m here to give value, and I welcome you to my blog with great joy. Pastor and author Robert B. Scott

Welcome to Robert B. Scott’s Blog

Welcome to Robert B. Scott’s blog

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