Like a hot knife through butter. Monday October 7th, 2002
If you give me a company of solid Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians, I'll take them and cut through a regiment of muslim heathens like a hot knife through butter.
Well, if you did anything other than agree, you would be wrong. Why? Let's look at Scripture and one of the Apostles, Peter. We are going to look at Peter at two different times, yet both times in front of the same crowd.
First let us look at Peter as a frightened for his own life, scaredy cat.
Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, "Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee." But he denied before them all, saying, "I know not what thou sayest."
And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, "This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth." And again he denied with an oath, "I do not know the Man."
And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, "Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee." Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, "I know not the man."
And immediately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny Me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly. (Matthew 26:69-75)
Now let's look at Peter a little while later, this Peter is brave, he has no fear of death or those who would hold earthly power over him.
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the rulers, and elders, and scribes, and Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. And when they had set them (Peter and John) in the midst, they asked, "By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?"
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, "Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, if we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole.
This is the Stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the Head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, saying, "What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it. But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this Name."
And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
But Peter and John answered and said unto them, "Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." (Acts 4:5-20)
And again here:
Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, and laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.
But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, "Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this Life." And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught.
But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought. But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told, saying, "The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within."
Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow. Then came one and told them, saying, "Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people."
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned. And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, saying, "Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this Name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man's blood upon us."
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, "We ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree." (Acts 5:17-30)
So, what happened? What happened between the time when Jesus was being tried in Matthew and Peter denied the Lord in fear, not once, not twice, but three times and here in Acts four and five where in front of the same group of heathens, Peter is so brave?
What happened is this:
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them Cloven Tongues like as of fire, and It sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)
What happened to Peter was that He got the Holy Spirit. Just as every Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb gets the micro second he or she gets saved. And what does this do? Why it takes away the fear of this earthly death.
Once a man is truly saved, his fear of earthly death goes away. He no longer lives for this world, but for the life to come with the Lord.
So, unlike the heathen muslim hordes and the other satan worshiping damned, the true Born Again Christian does not fear death, but instead fears God.
fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28)
So, give me a company of solid Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians, and I'll take them and cut through a regiment of muslim heathens like a hot knife through butter.
Soon, one of two things is going to happen, I think, either the dictator of Iraq is going to be eliminated or we are going to war. This means that there is a good chance our young men are going to be in a war, let us pray and ask God for their salvation.
Lord, please raise up a Paul for our military, how sad it would be for our men to end up spending eternity with those that serve satan openly, calling him allah.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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