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Video: The Lord’s Supper

Welcome to Shining the Light Ministries Bible Study. This week we will be looking at what the Bible says about the Lord’s Supper.

Helpful links:

How to Get to Heaven
http://shiningthelightministries.com/how-to-get-to-heaven/

When is the age of accountability?
https://youtu.be/SuS8DOPSNGQ

Sins A Saved Person Cannot Fall Into
http://shiningthelightministries.com/2021/05/12/sins-a-saved-person-cannot-fall-into/

Not of Works:
http://shiningthelightministries.com/2022/10/14/not-of-works/

My Brother’s Testimony – Proof We Are The 2 Witnesses
http://shiningthelightministries.com/AquilaJordanTestimony.pdf

Video: The Importance of Thankfulness

Welcome to Shining the Light Ministries Bible Study. Happy Thanksgiving! This week we will be looking at what the Bible says about Thanksgiving.

Link mentioned in video:

Song : I’m Not Going To Hell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkuY5…

Other helpful links:

How to Get to Heaven

http://shiningthelightministries.com/how-to-get-to-heaven/

When is the age of accountability?
https://youtu.be/SuS8DOPSNGQ

Sins A Saved Person Cannot Fall Into
http://shiningthelightministries.com/…

Not of Works:
http://shiningthelightministries.com/…

My Brother’s Testimony – Proof We Are The 2 Witnesses
http://shiningthelightministries.com/…

Video: The Truth About The Sabbath: A Different Perspective

The Truth About The Sabbat: A different Perspective

The Truth About The Sabbath: A Different Perspective – Shining The Light Ministries – Bible Study

Welcome to Shining the Light Ministries Bible Study. This week we will be looking at The Truth About The Sabbath: A Different Perspective. We will see what the Bible says about how we are to keep the 4th Commandment in this age of Grace.

Helpful links:

How To Get To Heaven
http://shiningthelightministries.com/how-to-get-to-heaven/

When Is The Age of Accountability
https://youtu.be/SuS8DOPSNGQ

Sins A Saved Person Cannot Fall Into
http://shiningthelightministries.com/2021/05/12/sins-a-saved-person-cannot-fall-into/

Not of Works:
http://shiningthelightministries.com/2022/10/14/not-of-works/

My Brother’s Testimony – Proof We Are The 2 Witnesses
http://shiningthelightministries.com/AquilaJordanTestimony.pdf

Video: When Is The Age of Accountability?

When Is The Age of Accountability?

Welcome to Shining the Light Ministries Bible Study. This week we will be looking at when the age of accountability is.

When Is The Age of Accountability -Shining The Light Ministries -Bible Study – Age of Accountability

Link mentioned in video:

How To Get To Heaven
http://shiningthelightministries.com/how-to-get-to-heaven/

Other helpful links:

Sins A Saved Person Cannot Fall Into
http://shiningthelightministries.com/2021/05/12/sins-a-saved-person-cannot-fall-into/

Not of Works:
http://shiningthelightministries.com/2022/10/14/not-of-works/

My Brother’s Testimony – Proof We Are The 2 Witnesses
http://shiningthelightministries.com/AquilaJordanTestimony.pdf

Video: Indwelling Vs. Filling of the Holy spirit

Welcome to Shining the Light Ministries Bible Study. This week we will be looking at the difference between the indwelling and filling of the Holy Spirit.

Link mentioned in video:

How To Get To Heaven
http://shiningthelightministries.com/how-to-get-to-heaven/

Other helpful links:

When is the age of accountability?
http://shiningthelightministries.com/2021/10/11/the-age-of-accountability/

Sins A Saved Person Cannot Fall Into
http://shiningthelightministries.com/2021/05/12/sins-a-saved-person-cannot-fall-into/

Not of Works:
http://shiningthelightministries.com/2022/10/14/not-of-works/

My Brother’s Testimony – Proof We Are The 2 Witnesses
http://shiningthelightministries.com/AquilaJordanTestimony.pdf

YouTube Intro and Live A Life of Worship

I have started a YouTube channel and this is my first video, “Live A Life of Worship.”

Links mentioned in video:

My Brother’s Testimony – Proof We Are The 2 Witnesses

http://shiningthelightministries.com/AquilaJordanTestimony.pdf

Sins A Saved Person Cannot Fall Into

http://shiningthelightministries.com/2021/05/12/sins-a-saved-person-cannot-fall-into/

How To Get To Heaven

http://shiningthelightministries.com/how-to-get-to-heaven/

Other helpful links:

When is the age of accountability?

http://shiningthelightministries.com/2021/10/11/the-age-of-accountability/

Not of Works:

http://shiningthelightministries.com/2022/10/14/not-of-works/

Welcome to Shining the Light Ministries Bible Study. This is my introduction video for my new YouTube channel and this week we will be learning about Living A Life of Worship.

Seek God’s Kingdom And Righteousness First

Compassion

Christians must get their priorities straight! Our Nation is dying and our economy is crashing because Christians are no longer seeking God’s kingdom and righteousness first.

God promises to meet our basic needs, if we seek His kingdom and righteousness first.

Matthew 6:31-33 “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Stop blaming the government! Everything rises and falls based on the righteousness of God’s people!

2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Christians have become just as vulgar and selfish as the world!

Everyone claims to be a Christian, but so few live like Christians! Even so-called Christian leaders have filthy mouths now, even while they are supposed to be preaching and teaching!

Colossians 3:8 “But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.”

Not to mention the selfishness and cold heartedness!

The attitude of most Christians is “Every man for himself” and “My four and no more.”

In pride they brag about how they “Pulled themselves up by their bootstraps.”

No God raised you up!

It is God who gives you power to work and get wealth!

Deuteronomy 8:11 “Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;
16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.
20 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.”

There is nothing wrong with being rich, but the rich must be humble and give to those in need in a spirit of love and true care and concern.

1 Timothy 6:17 “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”

Furthermore all Christians must seek the salvation of others, God’s righteousness, and to help others become wealthy.

Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

1 Timothy 2:1 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

1 Peter 1:15 “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;”

Micah 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

1 Corinthians 10:24 “Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.”

Don’t Be Ashamed To Pray In The Name Of Jesus

Pray

Many Christians (even in church) close their prayers with things like “In your Son’s Name,” “In your Name,” or they just say “Amen.” The Bible commands us to pray in the Name of Jesus!

We can only access the Father by praying in the Name of Jesus

John 16:23 “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.”

John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

We only receive what we ask God for, if we pray in the Name of Jesus


John 16:24 “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”

If we want God to hear and answer our prayers, then we must pray in the Name of Jesus, like Jesus commands us too! You can also add Christ to it. I usually close my prayers by saying “In Christ Jesus Name Amen.”

Note: Language translations are allowed. Some people believe they are not. Some people believe you can only call Jesus by the Hebrew pronunciation of “Yeshua.” God is the One who confused the language at Babel, and nowhere in the Bible does God forbid translating any of His Names into other languages. My point is we are to pray in God the Son’s actual Name however it is pronounced in the language we are praying in.

The Church In America Is Headed For Captivity Because of Their Sin!

Christian in jail

If the Democrats fully take over the Country in this election, the church is in trouble!

Biden has already weaponized the IRS, and people who give to conservative organizations have already been targeted for audits!

Don’t you think they will also come after churches?

Armed IRS agents are going to start busting into churches, shutting them down, and jailing Pastors, if the Church does not get serious with God, stop being apathetic, stop watering down God’s standards, repent, and start having all night prayer meetings begging God for mercy and forgiveness!

We need an absolute miracle to save our Country! If the Democrats fully take over, they will be able to impeach the good Supreme Court Justices and pack the Court with extreme liberal ones. Then the church will very quickly be driven underground, just like in Russia and China! And then through the fires of persecution God will purify His church!

In 2016 I fasted from all solid foods and prayed 40 days for Trump to be elected and God to save America. Trump got elected and for the first time since President Reagan there was real hope that America would be saved from Socialism. But then God allowed the Democrats to cheat and steal the election from Trump in 2020. Why? Because even though America became more prosperous under Trump, She did not become any Holier! God’s standard is Holiness not prosperity!

On January 5th of 2021 I wrote a blog post about repentance, I posted it to an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church group on Reddit, they rejected my post and said they only wanted light and fun posts. The very next day the riot happened at the Capital and the Senate decided not to save Trump’s office as President!

The Church is apathetic and does not care about God’s standard of Holiness so God is allowing them to go into captivity, and God has commanded me to stop praying against it! As Moses I have stood in the gap between you and God begging Him not to destroy you! Now He has told me I can no longer protect you! I am only allowed to pray that America repents! The only way to save America now is for the Church to repent and fast and pray and beg God for mercy! It is now up to you! I can no longer protect you from God’s wrath!

As Jeremiah did, I have warned of God’s coming wrath, while the false prophets keep preaching peace and prosperity. And God has promised me that as Jeremiah was protected during the invasion and captivity, so will I be.

God is somehow going to physically separate my family and I from this persecution. Because He keeps promising me that no one will ever prohibit me from preaching. And I had a dream last year after God allowed Biden to steal the election that my family and I were living on an Island and we came to the shores of America and went into our old church in Georgia. The Pastor was no longer there. Most of the people were gone. Many had been martyred or imprisoned. The church was having to hide their Bibles. While we were there the law came in, but did not find the Bibles, they left and no one was arrested, because we were there and God was protecting us. Then I told my brother, we need to get back to our island. Then the dream ended.

When Israel sinned against God the were carried away captive into Babylon.

Ezra 5:12 “But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven unto wrath, he gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this house, and carried the people away into Babylon.”

2 Kings 25:8-21:

8 “And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:
9 And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man’s house burnt he with fire.
10 And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.
11 Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away.
12 But the captain of the guard left of the door of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.
13 And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and the bases, and the brazen sea that was in the house of the LORD, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.
14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.
15 And the firepans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away.
16 The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.
17 The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathed work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathed work.
18 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:
19 And out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in the king’s presence, which were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city:
20 And Nebuzaradan captain of the guard took these, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah:
21 And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.”

True Freedom is impossible without Holiness!

People in our society and churches today say they want the “Freedom” to live their lives the way they want too, no matter what God says. Living in sin makes you a slave, it does not give you freedom!

Romans 6:16 “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”

Jesus said that only the Truth can give you true freedom, and He is the Truth

John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

If you obey sin you are a slave to sin!

Romans 6:16 “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”

If you want freedom you must be Holy!

Stop making excuses for your sin and repent! Get serious with God and beg for mercy on America, or you will soon become enslaved to an oppressive government!

Winning The Battle For Your Mind

Win The Battle For Your Mind

Many Christians struggle with unhealthy or sinful thoughts and feelings. Like thoughts and feelings of guilt, worthlessness, anger, lust, worry etc.

The Bible tells us how to overcome destructive thoughts like these.

Cast sinful or unhealthy thoughts down and put them under subjection to Christ

2 Corinthians 10:5 “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”

How to do this:

Command the thought to go away in the Name of Jesus Christ

This is the initial casting down and subjecting the bad thought to the obedience of Christ.

As Christians we have power over sin and the Devil in the Name of Jesus. Most bad thoughts are just lies that the Devil is telling us, especially when it comes to self destructive thoughts like guilt or worthlessness.

The Devil wants to destroy us. the Bible says that he walks around like a lion looking for people to devour. ( 1 Peter 5:8) He does not want us to be joyful Christians, so he will whisper many lies into our ears to make us sad.

We do not have to suffer his torments!

We have the power in the Name of Jesus to cast down Satan’s lies and him. Just command them to leave in the name of Jesus.

John 14:12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

Then pray and ask God to keep bad thoughts away.

John 16:24 “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

John 14:13 “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

1John 5:14-15 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

James 1:6-7 “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.”

it is God’s will for our joy to be full, so He will keep bad thoughts away, if we ask Him too, and believe that He will.

Then replace the bad thoughts with good thoughts

Here are 3 easy ways to do this:

1. Claim God’s promises:

If you are struggling with guilt:

Remember if you have repented, then God has forgiven you, and He will never mention your sin, not even on judgment day.

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Confession includes repentance. See my post on 1 John 1:9 at http://shiningthelightministries.com/2022/03/29/1john-19/

1 Corinthians 11:31 “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.”

Judging ourselves means that we repent of our sin before God has to judge us. Not that we punish ourselves or keep telling ourselves how bad we are. Once we repent we need to believe that God has forgiven us and then forgive ourselves, and move on with our lives serving God.

Ezekiel 18:21-22 “But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.”

1 Corinthians 6:11 “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

Justified means: Just As If I’d Never Sinned.

If God has justified us, and He is not going to mention our sins again, we should not rebuke ourselves for them anymore either.

If you are struggling with thoughts of worthlessness:

Remember God loves you, and you are so valuable to Him that He sent His only begotten Son to die for you to save you. As Christians, God says we are his children, we are more than conquerors, and we are royalty!

John 3:16 “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.”

Romans 8:15 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” Abba in Hebrew is an endearing term like “Daddy.”

Romans 8:37 “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

Revelation 1:6 “And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”

So hold your head up and live a holy and joyful life like the priest and the king or queen God says you are.

If you are struggling with thoughts of anger:

Remember not all anger is sin, but it becomes sin if we dwell on it too long. The Bible says that we are to forgive and get rid of our anger before the sun goes down that day.

Ephesians 4:26-27 “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.”

Furthermore, we must forgive others in order for God to forgive us.

Luke 6:35-37 “But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:”

Now, forgiveness does not equal trust. Forgiveness means you are no longer angry with the person. It means you do not hold a grudge against them. However, if the person is a danger to you or others you need to put up barriers to keep yourself and others safe from them.

Also, remember that God will avenge you.

Romans 12:19 “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

If you are struggling with immoral thoughts:

Remember we have power over sin in the Name of Jesus, and God promises to give us what we ask for according to His will. It is God’s will for us to have pure minds. Command the sinful thoughts to go away in the Name of Jesus and Pray and ask God to renew your mind and keep sinful thoughts out.

2 Corinthians 10:5 “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”

Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

James 1:5-8 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

If you are struggling with worry:

Remember if you are saved God will never leave you and He cares for you. Furthermore, if you are striving to live for Him and are giving to others then He will meet your needs.

Hebrews 13:5 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

Philippians 4:16-19 “For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Luke 6:38 “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

2. Sing and Praise God

Listening to Christian music and singing Christian songs will help you to keep your mind on God. If you keep your mind on God, it is much harder for sinful or unhealthy thoughts to come in.

Ephesians 5:19-20 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;”

Writing a list of your blessings will also help you to have an attitude of thankfulness.

3. Help others

Getting your mind off of yourself and helping others is a great way to keep bad thoughts away.

Romans 15:2 “Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.”

Acts 20:35 “I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

4. Think about good things

Actively thinking about good things will help keep bad thoughts away.

Philippians 4:8 “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.”

God wants us to be joyful and have pure minds. By following these steps you can achieve that.