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What about modern day prophets?

According to Holy Scripture God did speak to us long ago through prophets in various ways. But since Christ and those apostles he commissioned directly to establish his Church, God has ceased using prophets to speak for him. Today we have the Holy Spirit and the blessed revelation of all we need within the Bible as all our means for guidance in life this side of heaven. Anyone who since the time of the Apostles who claims to be a prophet or apostle who speaks for God, is a liar and someone who must be exposed as such, no matter how sweet or nice they may appear to be. God's greatest judgments stand in wait against such evil people. 

Listen to God speaking though His written Word.  

 "Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world." 

Hebrews 1:1‭-‬2 ESV

https://bible.com/bible/59/heb.1.1-2.ESV

 

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A spiritual person

What does it mean to be spiritual?

It ain't how the world defines it!

Is it a person who spends endless hours on their knees, contorting or flaggelating their bodies or performing some other physical pose to work towards emptying their inner self to gain some form of spiritual enlightenment?  No.

Is it someone who attends worship services and sings like an angel in songs of praise?  No.

Is it someone who gives lots of money for philanthropic causes to help others? No. 

Is it someone who studies the Bible and can quote from memory many important theological truths? No. 

So what does it mean to be spiritual, according to God's definition?  

The Bible tells us.  

Meditation at the sea shore with full moon

A spiritual person is one who is not "fleshly", meaning someone not living immature and guided by worldly passions. One who is not divisive in the Church as in this example below, putting preference of personalities as dividing walls in fellowship with one another in the family of God. When we let our flesh control what we say and how we live, and not the truths of Christ, denying self for Jesus's sake, and true love for our brothers and sisters in Christ, then we are guided not by the Spirit, but by our sinful flesh. That is unspiritual.

 

Grown-ups in Christ, deny self and sacrificially give to others, even if they prefer something else in the flesh. That is a spiritual person! Walking obedient to Christ as the Holy Spirit leads us all to do.

 

Think about it. Do you demand your own comforts in most everything you do and places you go, thinking you "deserve it"; or are you dying to self daily laying down your feelings to show Gods love really lives in you?

Listen to how Apostle Paul defines being spiritual below. 

"Brothers, I was not able to speak to you as spiritual people but as people of the flesh, as babies in Christ.  I gave you milk to drink, not solid food, because you were not yet ready for it. In fact, you are still not ready, because you are still fleshly. For since there is envy and strife  among you, are you not fleshly and living like unbelievers?  For whenever someone says, “I’m with Paul,” and another, “I’m with Apollos,” are you not unspiritual people?" (1 Corinthians 3:1‭-‬4 HCSB Https://bible.com/bible/72/1co.3.1-4.HCSB)

A spiritual person according to God, (and His opinion is the only one that matters) is one who follows Christ, not living in childish devisive ways clinging to a particular pastor or Bible teacher as the guru of your faith. Jesus alone is the "guru" of your faith, follow him, and following him means growing up and denying self. 

 

JESUS said, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." Luke 9:23

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Mosque of Isa al Masih (The Mosque of Jesus Christ )

Read and be blessed! This excerpt story of one of the many told about what Christ is doing in the Muslim world to bring forth his Church. Many powerful Holy Spirit miracles are happening, from healings, to rescuing from the flames, to angelic protections, to visions of Christ, to raising of the dead!  While most of the time God is bringing an outside Christ followers into a town to begin these movements, here is one amazing account as recorded in the book "Miraculous Movements" by Jerry Trousdale, that is so sweet, I just wanted to encourage you all with it. God bless you are you read and ponder how God wants you to change your world for Jesus! http://isaalmasih.net/isa/dreamsofisa.html

http://isaalmasih.net/isa/dreamsofisa.html

THE CHURCH THAT WAS SUDDENLY THERE

At about the time that Sa'id's story (with which we opened this chapter) was taking place, another Muslim community in that same region (of North Africa) discovered that four people among them were telling the stories of the Bible and speaking of Jesus. A leader of the community had become a Christ follower, along with his family, and he had shared the gospel with another man, who in turn took the gospel to his sons, who then went to another family, and soon there were many people sharing their faith in the town.

And that's when the local officials decided to stop this movement. The four men were arrested and forced to stand in an area of the town center for ten days awaiting their public punishment for abandoning Islam. The homes of these men were damaged and some were burned, and the men were forced to stand all day for many days in the sun. When The day of punishment came, the whole town assembled. Some people had urged the local officials to have mercy on the accused, and the leaders feared that there might be more people in the community who were secret Christ followers, so they said, "Today these men will receive their judgment for leaving Islam. But if there are any of you who are also following Isa al Masih (Jesus the Messiah), then you should let that be known and join their punishment. We will discover who you are, either way.

No one moved. A hush had fallen over the crowd, as people shifted uneasily on their feet, some impatient to get on with the spectacle, others fearful and undecided. The seconds ticked away . . . then a hand was raised in the middle of the crowd. A collective gasp was heard as an elderly man pushed his way to the front.

"I also am a follower of Isa al Masih!" he declared boldly.

The officials gnashed their teeth in fury, but before they could speak, a young man on the other side of the crowd raised his hand. Then two women raised their hands, then a young married couple. And almost instantly, hands shot up through- out the crowd. The leaders stood aghast: half the community were secret believers in Jesus Christ!  The officials stared at one another, not knowing what to do or say. One of the bolder officials finally put on a stern expression and challenged the crowd: "Are all of you with these four?" He pointed to the doomed men.

"Yes! " was the unanimous chorus.

The leader looked around in consternation as half the village stepped forward, their hands still raised. "How is this possible?" he cried. He turned to his fellow leaders, hoping for guidance on what to do. "There have been no outsiders here to bring this about," he said.

"Well," answered one of his fellow leaders, "we cannot do anything now . . . can we?"

The perplexed officials separated the people and said to the Christians, "Since you have made your choice, you can no longer attend the mosque.

But no one will harm you. You can have your own mosque, and you are now free to practice your religion in a mosque of Isa al Masih." And that is what the Christ followers call the place where they now openly worship God. (pp146-148 Miraculous Movements)

This is one of the many accounts of what God is doing in drawing many Muslims to the Biblical Jesus.

Come and see, Go and be.

For those who are from Muslim families and cultures, they are told many false things about Christ and following him. They have many misconceptions because they associate "western culture" as Christian and Christianity, of which not!   It is a LONG distance from true Biblical Christianity.  While there are many who were born into mixed pagen/christian belief system and lifestyle, this does by no means most are Christian. Just like there are many who call themselves Muslim, many within their own cultures do not purely follow the teachings of the Quran.  A Christian is one who follows the authentic Christ of the holy Scripture as seen in the Injeel, the Bible, not someone who attends a church or does some traditional religious things to ease their consciences.  For Muslims seeking real truth about Christianity, I ask you to visit this website for simple common questions that most Muslims do not know about true Christianity and how it relates to their own faith of Islam.  http://goldenripe.org/theway/

or visit this site where you can see how Christ is appearing in visions to many Muslims and drawing them to Pure faith in God. http://isaalmasih.net/isa/dreamsofisa.html

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