I found this very interesting Early Christian document (See link at the bottom for the very interesting site and give them a visit) purporting to be the spoken deathbed testaments of the 12 sons of Jacob just before they died. I found them very genuine and highly fascinating to read, especially the Heavenly vision of Levi about the 7 Heavens. It contains the ring of truth IMHO, acc. to the little discernment the Lord gives me. Enjoy! Even IF some would say that it is merely Christian fiction of the Early Christians, it is very inspiring reading.
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
I.-The Testament of Reuben Concerning Thoughts
I.-The Testament of Reuben Concerning Thoughts
1. The copy of the Testament of Reuben, what things he charged his sons before he died in the hundred and twenty-fifth year of his life. When he was sick two years after the death of Joseph, his sons and his sons’ sons were gathered together to visit him. And he said to them, My children, I am dying, and go the way of my fathers. And when he saw there Judah and Gad and Asher, his brethren, he said to them, Raise me up, my brethren, that I may tell to my brethren and to my children what things I have hidden in my heart, for from henceforth my strength faileth me. And he arose and kissed them, and said, weeping: Hear, my brethren, give ear to Reuben your father, what things I command you. And, behold, I call to witness against you this day the God of heaven, that ye walk not in the ignorance of youth and fornication wherein I ran greedily, and I defiled the bed of Jacob my father. For I tell you that He smote me with a sore plague in my loins for seven months; and had not Jacob our father prayed for me to the Lord, surely the Lord would have destroyed me. For I was thirty years old when I did this evil in the sight of the Lord, and for seven months I was sick even unto death; and I repented for seven years in the set purpose of my soul before the Lord. Wine and strong drink I drank not, and flesh entered not into my mouth, and I tasted not pleasant food, mourning over my sin, for it was great. And it shall not so be done in Israel. Continue reading “The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs – An Early Christian Text of the 12 Sons of Jacob”
You were born with certain positive traits and certain negative traits and your personality is influenced by your ancestors, your zodiac and your environment, but it is largely up to you whether or not you emphasize your positive traits and try to overcome your negative ones.
God gives every person two sides, and a great deal is up to you what you do with what you have. You can either be strong and saintly or weak and wicked and He leaves the choice and majesty of decision up to you, which way you want to go.–To go in the strong direction upstream, or to just drift with the tide. The choice is yours, but having made the right choice to really want to be strong and good and Godly, then the Lord can step in, and help you be that way! Together you can overcome your environment and your heredity and that weak and wicked side of your nature, if you’ve got the faith and the drive and the determination and self-discipline to do something about it!
He can overrule it all and make you a new creature in Christ Jesus with old things passed away and all things become new! (2Cor.5:17).
God made us to be sexy, emotional, loving and kind, and people who are ruled by their emotions–desire, sex, affection, sympathy and love–are more normal and righteous than those who pretend they don’t need it, and look down on others who do.
If you’re not emotional, affectionate and loving, then you’re not like the Lord wants you to be, you’re not natural, you’re that way contrary to the natural laws of God!
But some people are afraid of sex, and others are sick of it. The first are plagued with inhibitions and feelings of guilt, while the others are satiated with disgust and contempt! The Devil has deceived them both–both the so-called saint and the profligate are in the same fix! Both need to learn from God’s Word that sex is good, and not evil!
True, there are differences in personalities, but those whose intellect rules them and who have so much self-control are inclined and tempted to be victims of pride and self-righteousness! Love, emotion and sex are humbling. But it’s quite possible to be both intelligent and sexy! God’s way is to be sexy! So being sexy is good because it’s being emotional and honest.
Some Dutch Humor of a funny Missionary. God bless him. A missionary to the cannibals. Otto Koning and his wife lived for years with fear of the enemy on the mission field. He shares how God showed them the victory in Christ. With such a funny sense of humor Otto is a joy to listen too. Video recorded at a Spiritual Warfare Conference.
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Sinning Saints True Comics – Traditional Chinese Gospel tract for download.
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Beautiful touching video of Kent Hovind touched by the everlasting love of Jesus who was prophesied as, “A bruised reed will he not break, and a smoking flax will he not quench.” He is being relentless attacked by who? By American “Christians”! Professing believers who condemn him for being divorced from his wife who actually LEFT HIM!
Not only that, but these judgmental religionists blame him for re-marrying! Whereas Paul said that when the unbelieving party departs then a brother or sister is not bound any longer.” In other words he is free to marry again. People can be so Pharisaical, so judgmental, so condemning, as if they haven’t read what Jesus said, or what He was like! Do they even know Jesus? MUST WATCH! Continue reading “Kent Hovind A Bruised Reed Will He Not break, Nor Quench a Smoking Flax. Very Touching!”