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The Passing of the Mantle Pastor Rex Deckard Des Moines, Iowa
Where is the God of Elijah?
But the bigger question is, “Where is the God of Elisha?”
Psalms 42: 1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? 3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, WHERE is thy God?
Psalms 79: 10 WHEREfore should the heathen say, WHERE is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight
My greatest fear is to hear the silence of God.
WHERE be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? Judges 6: 12 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour. 13 And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and WHERE be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?
Joel 2: 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: 16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
WHEREfore should they say among the people, WHERE is their God? 17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: WHEREfore should they say among the people, WHERE is their God?
contend for the faith Contend for the faith Jude 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Doctrine II Timothy 4:3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. Doctrine II Timothy 4:3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Shekel of the Sanctuary Leviticus 27:25
“But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy’” “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy’” I Peter 1:15-16, NKJV
As society has changed, and the Church has attempted to retain holiness, it is the Church that appears to be different.
Who is Extreme? Some people have accused Holiness people of being a little too radical. But in the following photographs, Who is Extreme?
The Amish and Mennonites?
The Orthodox Jews?
Modesty keeps us from extremes
Holiness is not radical or extreme- it is modest
To God, you were made beautiful. He selected the color of your eyes, your hair, your talents and style. Enjoy the way that God made you!
Where do we draw the line? Will they watch live sex shows on TV and in movies? Will they overlook homosexual affairs and adulterous affairs as they do divorce and remarriage? Will they be unashamed for women to shave their heads as they are for women to cut their hair? What about holiness people today? Will we follow the drift of other churches and of society until we are indistinguishable from the world?
Where will it end? Will Christian churches one day accept men wearing dresses as they do women wearing pants? Will they accept men wearing makeup and jewelry as they do women? Will they allow the use of marijuana and cocaine “in moderation” as they do the use of alcohol and tobacco? Will they condone total nudity on the beach as they do near nudity? Will they practice infanticide or euthanasia as they do abortion?
Prophetic The Bible says that the Sons of Isaachar “had an understanding of their times, and knew what Israel ought to do.”
Manifestation of God’s Presence and Power
Prayer Gifts of the Spirit Conviction Worship Intercession
Soul winning Soul winning The only prayer request that Jesus ever made about the harvest, is that ‘the Lord of the harvest would send forth laborers…” The only thing you can’t do in Heaven, is win a soul.