Daniel Davis – Bruce Jenner’s Transformation Is A Lose-Lose For Liberal Ideology

 

Background

Admittedly I have listened in on Juanita Bynum’s take on Eddie Long’s untimely transition a few times.

And, I summarized her comforting words here.

A short, less than 10 minutes, segment that talks of the Work of the Holy Spirit is here.

She mentioned a name Daniel Lamont, I think it was.

As I am not familiar with that name, googled it, but did not find correlative matches.

 

Daniel Davis

But, found an interesting article by my Tocayo, Daniel Davis.

I think listening into his thinking will help yours.

 

Link

Bruce Jenner’s Vanity Fair coming-out party reaffirms traditional gender norms, even as he attempts to flee from them.

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By Daniel Davis

JUNE 3, 2015

Judging from the new cover of Vanity Fair, it appears that Bruce Jenner’s highly publicized transformation to purported womanhood has finally reached its climax. The title reads, “Call me Caitlyn.” The actual meaning? “Call me woman.”

As we’ve seen in recent months, the transgender movement sees itself as the next civil-rights frontier. It clearly hopes to copy the LGBT movement in winning public approval by securing more and more media exposure. But as the movement makes its public appeal, some internal contradictions in liberal sexual ideology are quickly emerging. One major contradiction looms large for the transgender movement, and it deserves attention.

For years, a major aim of the sexual revolution has been to deconstruct gender differences as being “social constructs,” mere cultural projections of what maleness and femaleness are and mean. This critique evacuated gender of any physical meaning and reduced it to an existential feeling—a feeling of being male or female, regardless of one’s sexual biology.

The effect of this critique has been to relativize gender, and thus to abolish it as a meaningful category. Because you can no longer tie “femaleness” to a normative set of traits or acts (for example, wearing dresses or marrying men), the category itself cannot help but lose its meaning. To call any particular act a “male” or “female” act would be to revert back to antiquated, repressive, patriarchal norms—norms that only serve to foster social inequality.

This is the ideology that governs liberal sexual philosophy, and it collides head-on with major aspects of the transgender movement. Transgenderism is unavoidably based on a kind of gender essentialism. It recognizes gender identities as being associated with certain socially accepted norms. What does it mean, for example, that Jenner’s “gender” is female? It means that he gets a sex change. It means that he poses in traditionally female attire for the cover of Vanity Fair. It means that he reaffirms traditional gender norms, even as he attempts to flee from them.

So Now Femininity Has Meaning?

In fact, he cannot help but reaffirm them, for they are the only tangible way of expressing gender. Inner feelings must inevitably take on flesh, and gender—understood as a mere feeling—must inevitably express itself in material form.

This is a problem for the broader liberal sexual movement. It wants to celebrate transgenderism, but it cannot do so without referring to—and thus, at least tacitly affirming—gender norms. To celebrate Jenner’s femininity is actually to commit a liberal heresy: to revert back to a form of gender essentialism.

There’s a flip side to this coin. As we noted, liberal sexual philosophy strips the term “gender” of all normative meaning. It reduces gender to a cultural phenomenon. In doing this, it robs transgenderism of its key claims to gender authenticity, and therefore of its right to moral affirmation. Consider it this way: If gender has no real connection to biology and certain social traits, then someone’s claim to a gender identity is virtually meaningless. And if it is meaningless, how can we be morally obliged to recognize it—let alone even understand it?

Marc Lamont Hill of the Huffington Post caught on to at least part of this problem on Twitter recently. After making clear that he supports for Jenner’s new gender identity, he wrote:

 

Between the Vanity Fair spread and “she’s so pretty” convos, we’ve smuggled in the same old cis/Eurocentric narratives about womanhood.

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If we only celebrate and welcome Caitlyn Jenner bc she conforms to tradition cis/and European standards of beauty, we are making a mistake.

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Hill understands that affirming someone’s gender identity involves affirming some cultural instantiation of that gender identity. As a post-colonial liberal, he wants to tear down those standards because, in his view, they perpetuate social injustice and gender inequality. Hill wants to affirm people’s gender identity in the abstract, but refrain from affirming the particular instantiation of that identity.

Unfortunately for Hill, the transgender community is seeking an embodied affirmation, one that sees gender identities as rightly fitting with a certain biology, a certain set of clothes—a lived femininity. Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t want to be affirmed in the abstract. He wants America to affirm his gender identity in terms of a lived femininity, and that means affirming his sex change and clothes as feminine. Those cultural norms are exactly the kind of “repressive” gender norms that Hill and other progressives want to abolish.

Hence, the liberal contradiction. If you truly celebrate Jenner’s transition, you have to do it by recognizing some cultural narrative about womanhood, thereby perpetuating gender “inequality.” But if you’re committed to the abolition of gender norms, there’s no way you can affirm Jenner’s femininity, except in the meaningless abstract. It’s a lose-lose.

What Is Gender, Anyway?

The root problem that led to this contradiction was the divorcing of gender from sexual biology and social traits. Having critiqued gender norms as being social constructs (and oppressive ones at that), gender has now become a free-floating abstraction that is wholly disconnected from material norms.

For gender to actually mean anything, it must instantiated in particular ways of being—a particular biology, particular clothes, and a particular way of relating to the opposite sex.

Even if these ways of being were all socially constructed, they would be essential to any meaningful understanding of gender. When gender is unhinged from biological sex and from generic social traits, it is an empty term, devoid of content and meaning.

The transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner only proves this reality. For Bruce to actualize his “true gender”—his femininity—he had to get a sex change and dress up as a woman. His “gender” had obvious implications for how he would live.

There’s no getting around this connection between gender and sex, between gender and social traits. It testifies to the eternal fact that human beings are fundamentally soul and body. However much we might try to be gender Gnostics and suppress this objective connection between the body and the soul, we cannot achieve the separation. Just as the soul depends on the body, gender depends on biology. If we wish to speak of gender, we must speak of the body—and that’s not going to change.

Daniel Davis is editor at Ecclesiam.org, a Christian journal dedicated to contemporary cultural issues.

Quotes

  1. Oswald Chambers
    • The Privilege of Conviction
      Conviction of sin is one of the rarest things that ever strikes a man. It is the threshold of an understanding of God. Jesus Christ said that when the Holy Spirit came He would convict of sin, and when the Holy Spirit rouses the conscience and brings him into the presence of God, it is not his relationship with men that bothers him, but his relationship with God.
      Link
  2. Leonard Ravenhill
    • Holiness
      • The greatest miracle that God can do today is to take an unholy man out of an unholy world, and make that man holy and put him back into that unholy world and keep him holy in it.
        Link
    • Church
      • The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity.
      • The Church used to be a lifeboat rescuing the perishing. Now she is a cruise ship recruiting the promising.
    • How we live
      • One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Book of God, read it, and believe it. Then the rest of us will be embarrassed. 
      • Why is there this criminal indifference to the lostness of men? Our condemnation is that we know how to live better than we are living
  3. Mary Peckham
    • Lewis 1949 Revival Testimony by Mary Peckham
      • Conviction of sin in a season of revival is too terrible for words
      • The Spirit of God witnessed with my Spirit and I knew I was saved

 

ecclesiam.org

Other good write-ups from ecclesiam.org

  1. Josh Holler
    Josh Holler is a graduate of Wheaton College with a B.A. in International Relations and a current student at Covenant Theological Seminary

    • Children as Vessels of Sanctification
      Link
  2. Matthew Arildsen
    Matthew Arildsen is pursuing an MDiv at Princeton Theological Seminary and is the associate editor for Ecclesiam

    • Voting Advice for Christians
      Link

Dr. Juanita Bynum

 

Music Videos

  1. JUANITA BYNUM – I DON’T MIND WAITING ON THE LORD
    Link

Sermons

  1. Juanita Bynum
    • DR. JUANITA BYNUM SPEAKS ON EDDIE LONG, KIM BURRELL AND MORE
      Published On :- 2017-Jan-21st
      Link
  2. Bishop Neil Ellis, Nassau Bahamas
    • BEFORE THE SCANDAL Neil Ellis Prophecy for Eddie Long and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
      Uploaded on :- 2010-Oct-01
      Prophetic message that Bishop Ellis ministered during Bishop’s 22nd Anniversary Celebration PRIOR to September 2010. 
      Link
  3. Eddie Long
    • Eddie Long – Last Full Sermon
      Published On :- 2017-Jan-17th
      Link

 

Indepth

Neil Ellis

BEFORE THE SCANDAL Neil Ellis Prophecy for Eddie Long and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

  1. A faith that has not been tested, is a faith that can not be trusted
  2. When it stops it is graduation and celebration

 

JUANITA BYNUM

JUANITA BYNUM – I DON’T MIND WAITING ON THE LORD

  1. If you do not know my pain, you can not understand my praise
  2. I had a nervous situation and the Doctors said I will never get well
  3. I had a divorce
  4. I was on welfare
  5. I found him to be
    • A Doctor in the sickroom
    • A Lawyer in the Courtroom
    • A healer
  6. Whatever situation you find yourself in
    • Praise you way out
  7. I don’t care how long it takes, I don’t mind waiting
  8. If any man be in Christ, he is a new creations
  9. Not just waiting on Christ
  10. He knows the way that I take and after he has tried me, I shall come out
    • Job 23:10
  11. Early one morning after I had made the sacrificial offering
    • The presence of the Lord filled the room

DR. JUANITA BYNUM SPEAKS ON EDDIE LONG, KIM BURRELL AND MORE

  1. Think enough of me to sow anything to me
  2. Birthdays
    • Are a reflective time for me
    • Reflective time for me
  3. Situations Arise
    • See a lot
    • Hear a lot
    • Yet, you have to be very careful
  4. When issues arise
    • Is it any of my business?
      • No Gossips
      • No backroom of  Churches
      • If food prepared, then I say can you wrap it up
    • That is beneficial
      • Stay true to self
      • Walk around fragmented
      • What you think or so is your idea or someone else
  5. Things going on in the body of Christ
    • Conquer Christianity
    • Enemy captures the essence of Christianity and make it look as if we were lack unity
  6. John 3-11
    • Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony.
      If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
      No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.
      ( John 3-11 )
  7. You can not talk about anything
    • Requirement
      • unless you know what you are talking about
      • Are you an eyewitness to what actually happened
    • Disqualification
      • That said, it disqualifies many people
  8. When attack we teach
  9. When something is being said, then sometimes you have to speak to it
    • If the shoe fits, wear it
  10. James 1:19
    • Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;
      ( James 1-19 )
  11. I wrote down 4 pages of notes
    • When I see that those many notes are required over one isolated situation ..
      • Then I think that the situation may have a thread that runs through it, but if the thread like a piece of yarn unravels itself 
      • Then there is no way an intelligent person, a spiritual intelligent person, can grab one item and being to harp on that one item
      • Because there is too much
      • It does not include one conversation
      • Not one dialogue, but so many dialogues
    • We have to see how we have conducted ourselves
    • What we say and how we say it
    • And, I saw from my notes that is something I leave alone
  12. I live my life out loud
  13. I live right
    • No one is coming to my hotel room
  14. My silence  { Segment 16th Minute }
    • My silence does not mean fear
    • It means that I respect you too much to disagree with you in public
  15. People say you have to stand for the Gospel { Segment 17-19th Minute }
    • And, I have done that, and I have been doing that for many years
    • And, standing with people who feel the choices they have made in their lives was not God’s Choice
    • But, you can only do that for people who feel convicted
    • Not for people who feel they are right and this is their personhood
    • We cannot believe that everyone is going to want Jesus
    • We cannot be so self righteous that everyone is gonna want salvation
    • I am called to those who are in question about their decision
    • Called to those whom God has giving an ear and they are hearing something in their Spirit
    • And, they are hearing that their own Spirit is in disagreement with their lifestyle
    • And, so when they come seeking, I am there to love them
  16. Preaching at Bishop “Goldstein?” Church
    • Went initially to teach on Prayer for 6 weeks
    • Was there all year, because God took over
    • 6 Months
    • Daniel Lamonte? came in
      • Dressed as a woman
      • Go get him and hug him
      • Hug him until he feels the presence of God
      • Till this day he is a man of God
  17. There is a system that was put in place many years ago
    • A system where people are dealt with in avery harsh way to deliver the word of God
    • Preached symptoms rather than they preach the Gospel
    • Preach precepts
    • Rather than preach on to get people better
      • We preach on what they are doing
      • How they are doing it
      • Whom they are doing with it
      • And, what they look like
  18. Authority
    • Who has the authority to get people better
  19. Different people called at Different Seasons
  20. If instruction not properly impacted
    • Anger if given in Anger
  21. But, people are so damaged in these hour ( Segment 25 )
    • They are hurting in ways, we know not of
    • People love God and I know that they do
    • We see people some people can accept God and God takes them out
      • Not everyone that loves God can live for him
        • Not everyone has that will power
    • Every one don’t have that kind of Strength and that is why we are to praise God when he strengthen us

Chuck Missler – Spiritual Gifts

Discussions

  1. Spiritual Gifts Session 03
    Link

Chuck Missler – Spiritual Gifts – 03

  1. Psalm 2
    • All three ( God the Father, Son, Holy Spirit ) speaking to each other
  2. In a conference, someone asked “Are these seats saved?”
    • Chuck replied, “They are not even under conviction
  3. Gifts of Tongues
    • Common Wrongs
      • Cessationist – In Christianity, cessationism is the doctrine that spiritual gifts such as speaking in tongues, prophecy and healing ceased with the apostolic age.
        • Taught in most conservative seminaries
          • Dallas Theological Seminary
      • Overemphasis both the gift and the experience
        • Substitute Aspiration for Inspiration
  4. Healing
    • The goal is healing not exhortation
  5. Inspecting
    • We will do better to be Fruit Inspector than Gift Inspector
  6. Koinonia House Ministry
    • Core Mission is not evangelicalism
    • But, to repair the biblical illiteracy and abuse in the Church
  7. The great calling of your life is to discover what God has called you for

Messages

Works of Elohim

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Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

doctrineoftheholyspirit

 

Our relationship with him

ourrelationshipwithhim

Function and Role

holy-spirit-functionandrole

Gift of Tongues

thegiftoftongue

Gift of Tongues In the New Testament

giftsoftonguesinthent

Prophecy Over Speaking in Tongues

prophecyoverspeakingintongue

Gift Inspector Versus Fruit Inspector

fruitofthespirit

 

Place For Tongue

placefortongue

 

Gifts of Prophecy

Agabus

Agabus

Agabus (Greek: Ἄγαβος) or Agabo was an early follower of Christianity mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles as a prophet.
He is traditionally remembered as one of the Seventy Disciples described in Luke 10:1-24.

According to extra-biblical tradition, Agabus appears to have been a resident of Jerusalem. He is said to have been one of the seventy disciples, mentioned in the Gospel of Luke, commissioned to preach the gospel.

It is said that Agabus was with the twelve apostles in the upper room on the day of Pentecost.

According to Acts 11:27-28, he was one of a group of prophets who travelled from Jerusalem to Antioch.
Agabus had received the gift of prophecy, and predicted a severe famine which the author of Acts says occurred during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius.

Also, according to Acts 21:10-12, ‘a certain prophet’, (Greek: τις) named Agabus met Paul the Apostle at Caesarea Maritima in 58 AD. He was, according to the Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary, ‘no doubt the same’ Agabus as had been mentioned in Acts 11:27-28, and Heinrich Meyer stated that ‘there is no reason against the assumed identity of this person with the one mentioned in Acts 11:28.

Agabus warned Paul of his coming capture; he bound his own hands and feet with Paul’s belt to demonstrate what would happen if he continued his journey to Jerusalem, stating the message of the Holy Spirit:

So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles“.

Paul, however, would not be persuaded to stay away.

Other Voices

  1. Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
    Strange Fire – Friendly Fire an Interview with Brian Brodersen
    Published On: 2014-Mar-31
    Link

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Cases

  1. Herschel Walker – Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • Discussion with Herschel Walker, Cindy DeAngelis Grossman ( his ex-wife ), and Jerry Mungadze ( his therapist )
    • Uploaded On :- 2010-Apr-28th
    • DID – Dissociative Identity Disorder 1 of 2
      Link
    • DID – Dissociative Identity Disorder 2 of 2
      Link
  2. Kanaan Ministries – Foundational Understanding of Mind Control – Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • Dissociative Identity Disorder
      Link

 

Indepth

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker is widely regarded as one of football’s greatest running backs. He led the University of Georgia to victory in the Sugar Bowl on the way to an NCAA Championship and he capped a sensational college career by earning the 1982 Heisman Trophy. Herschel spent twelve years in the NFL, where he rushed for more than eight thousand yards and scored sixty-one rushing touchdowns.

But despite the acclaim he won as a football legend, track star, Olympic competitor, and later a successful businessman, Herschel realized that his life, at times, was simply out of control. He often felt angry, self-destructive, and unable to connect meaningfully with friends and family. Drawing on his deep faith, Herschel turned to professionals for help and was ultimately diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder.

While some might have taken this diagnosis as a setback, Herschel approached his mental health with the same indomitable spirit he brought to the playing field. It also gave him, for the first time, insight into his life’s unexplained passages, stretches of time that seemed forever lost. Herschel came to understand that during those times, his “alters,” or alternate personalities, were in control.

Born into a poor, but loving family in the South, Herschel was an overweight child with a stutter who suffered terrible bullying at school. He now understands that he created “alters” who could withstand abuse. But beyond simply enduring, other “alters” came forward to help Herschel overcome numerous obstacles and, by the time he graduated high school, become an athlete recognized on a national level.

In Breaking Free, Herschel tells his story — from the joys and hardships of childhood to his explosive impact on college football to his remarkable professional career. And he gives voice and hope to those suffering from DID. Herschel shows how this disorder played an integral role in his accomplishments and how he has learned to live with it today. His compelling account testifies to the strength of the human spirit and its ability to overcome any challenge.

Leonard Ravenhill

Introduction

Link
Leonard Ravenhill (June 18, 1907 – November 27, 1994) was an English Christian evangelist and author who focused on the subjects of prayer and revival. He is best known for challenging western evangelicalism (through his books and sermons) to compare itself to the early Christian Church as chronicled in the Book of Acts.

His most notable book is Why Revival Tarries which has sold over a million copies worldwide.

Among others influenced by Ravenhill were Keith Green, Ravi Zacharias, Tommy Tenney, Steve Hill, Michael L. Brown, Charles Stanley, Bill Gothard, Paul Washer, and David Wilkerson.

He was a close friend of pastor and writer A.W. Tozer.

Through his teaching and books, Ravenhill addressed the disparities he perceived between the New Testament Church and the Church in his time and called for adherence to the principles of Biblical revival.
Tozer said of Ravenhill:

To such men as this, the church owes a debt too heavy to pay. The curious thing is that she seldom tries to pay him while he lives.

Rather, the next generation builds his sepulchre and writes his biography –

as if instinctively and awkwardly to discharge an obligation the previous generation to a large extent ignored“.

 

Quotes

  1. The greatest miracle that God can do today is to take an unholy man out of an unholy world and make him holy, then put him back into that unholy world and keep him holy in it.
  2. A man who is intimate with God is not intimidated by man.
  3. No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere.
  4. If we displease God, does it matter whom we please? If we please Him does it matter whom we displease?
  5. You can’t live wrong and pray right.
  6. Book has become a Curse, borrow your sermon, it can’t be yours anyhow
  7. The only reason we don’t have revival is because we are willing to live without it!
  8. I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, “Save OUR children” bellow “Build more and bigger bombers.” That’s right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from “OUR” bombers! This does not jell.”
  9. Today’s church wants to be raptured from responsibility.
  10. Are the things you are living for worth Christ dying for?
  11. A sinning man stops praying, a praying man stops sinning
  12. God pity us that after years of writing, using mountains of paper and rivers of ink, exhausting flashy terminology about the biggest revival meetings in history, we are still faced with gross corruption in every nation, as well as with the most prayerless church age since Pentecost
  13. The Church used to be a lifeboat rescuing the perishing. Now she is a cruise ship recruiting the promising.
  14. If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.
  15. I fear the prayers of John Knox more than all the armies of England – Queen of Scotland ( Link )
  16. If you stand before God, you will never kneel before man
  17. A christianity that is not supernatural, is superficial
  18. Faith that is going to be trusted, is gonna be tested
  19. God sends a fire on the sacrifice, not on the altar

Sermons

  1. The Baptism Of Fire – Leonard Ravenhill
    For a complete list of indexed sermons and verse by verse teachings, visit https://www.TheBodyofChrist.us
    Date Published :- 2016-Feb-24
    Link
  2. The Cost of Discipleship by Leonard Ravenhill
    Powerful preaching by Leonard Ravenhill http://www.OpenAirOutreach.com
    Date Published :- 2016-Jan-12
    Link
  3. Prophet Elijah Leonard Ravenhill
    Powerful sermon by Leonard Ravenhill http://www.OpenAirOutreach.com
    Date Published :- 2016-Jan-05
    Date Added :- 2016-Dec-07
    Link
  4. Leonard Ravenhill – Moved by the Holy Spirit | Full Sermon
    Date Published :- 2016-July-20
    Link

Indepth

The Baptism Of Fire – Leonard Ravenhill

  1. John Wesley
    • I had repeatedly quoted so much from John Wesley
    • An old lady came and said do you know John Wesley personally
      • And, I said he is just before my time as he died in 1791
  2. God locks nation ups
    • Israel
      • God sent them to jail under the Pharaoh
      • And, again between the testaments
  3. Nicholas Bangle?
    • I want to get back to Africa as soon as I can.
  4. God locks nations up
    • Israel
      • Under Pharaoh for 400 years
      • Between Old and New testament
  5.  Prophets?
    • Pastor denouncing Prophets
      • If that is your theory, hold on to it
      • If there are no prophets, then there are no evangelist
      • Better tear out Ephesians 4
        • And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers ( Ephesians 4:11 )
    • They finished with the Apostolic Dispensation
    • Calling
      • Evangelist tells you that rid of your sin or it with hurt you
      • Prophet tells you not that your sin with hurt you, but that it is hurting God
  6. Zechariah
    • He went into the Temple
    • And, the Angel said “Fear Not
    • Once in his life, he goes into the Temple and minister to God
    • It is very precise
      • If he sees the Angel on the right hand side, it means he has a message for the Individual/Him
      • And, if he sees the Angel on the left hand side, it means he has a message for the People/Nation
  7. John the Baptist
    • Came unto the Scene in a difficult day
      • John The baptist came into a totalitarian world, a sophisticated world
        • The Romans had it in their grips
        • The Greeks had it in the grips
        • The Jews had a monopoly on God, or so they thought
        • And, then God sent this man
      • The Angel said he “shall be great in the sight of God
      • I, leonard, was in a conference once and there were all these men
        • They all had advanced degrees
        • BA, BS, Doctorate degrees
        • Common fellows I am not despising your learnings
        • But, do you think the Devil is scared of all those degrees hanging in your Office
      • But, no John the Baptist shall be great in the sight of God
        • Now, that is something you can covet will all your mind and soul
      • What is the Proof that you have been filled with the Holy Ghost
        • That you a Holy Life
      • We must be close to the end time
        • No, the Bible says it is the beginning of Sorrow
      • A Baptism of Life Change
        In the fifteenth year of the rule of Caesar Tiberius—it was while Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea; Herod, ruler of Galilee; his brother Philip, ruler of Iturea and Trachonitis; Lysanias, ruler of Abilene; during the Chief-Priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas—John, Zachariah’s son, out in the desert at the time, received a message from God. He went all through the country around the Jordan River ( Luke 3:1-5 [ Message Version] )
      • Why did God put all that detail there
      • He was trying to tell you this people are not simple things, they were living in Slave conditions
      • Dominion of invading power
      • They had no rights
    • John had a man and hid him in the wilderness
  8. Moses
    • Backside of the Mountain
    • God shaped him year and year
    • For 40 years
  9. Jesus waited while John the Baptist was drawing a crowd
    • Jesus stood still with an hammering nails
      • making a coffin
  10. Man with a ministry, in the will of God, has perfect peace even if there is an earthquake outside
  11. In John 17, Jesus said that the “Time has come
    • That is the seventh time he has said that
    • Jesus knew the Divine Timetable
      • He knew when to move, and when not to move
  12. They could not hitch him on to any Political Wagon
  13. Problem with you Prophet is not that you do not know enough, it is that you know too much
  14. Difference between Evangelist and Prophet
    • Evangelist has to go looking for work
    • People go looking for Prophet
  15. I said it must be nice to move from Russia to Australia
    • You must be thrilled to be in Australia
      • Plenty of Food
      • Plenty of Clothes
    • No response
    • It must me nice to worship in a place like this
    • I will go back to Russia tomorrow, if I could get there
    • I want God
      • When we meet in secret, God is there
      • Hidden in mountains, hidden in caves
        • I felt the presence of God more than I felt in Australia
  16. I have an invitation to go a 10,000 seat auditorium in Sweden
    • But, I don’t bother to go
    • But, I came here
    • Why, because I don’t God wants me to go them
    • He told me to go to the Feeble minded and I came

 

Prophet Elijah Leonard Ravenhill

  1. Revival at the family level, which is the most needed today
  2. Secret to preaching
    • To him that trembles at my Word
      • Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word. ( Isaiah 66:2 )
    • Holy Ghost sent down from Heaven
      • Jesus never preached till he was ordained
      • Ordained by a Bishop?
      • No one can ordain another man
    • The ones in the Room in Acts
      • John 15
  3. Conditions of Preaching
    • Joel 2
      • “Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning; 13And rend your heart and not your garments.” ( Joel 2:12 )
  4. Preacher says that he has 400 filled students
    • But, nobody in town knew
    • But, then they knew when there were an hundred and twenty in town
      • At a time when about 120 disciples had gathered together, Peter got up and spoke to them.
        He said, “Brothers, what the Holy Spirit predicted through David in Scripture about Judas had to come true ( Acts 1:15 -16)
  5. If you stand before God, you will never kneel before man
  6. Separate Aaron so that they may minister to me
  7. The word of the Lord came unto me
  8. No Rain
    • Deuteronomy 11:16- 17
      • so there’s no rain and nothing grows in the fields ( Deuteronomy 11:16- 17 )
    • No one else keep their word, God you better keep yours
    • These men love God much, and they hurt when God hurts
  9. God has all things including computers
    • Now they have all things, but possess nothing
  10. False Prophets
    • Now they end up at Jezebel’s Table
  11. The God that answers with fire
  12. Prayers not answered
    • Broken vows
  13. Restitution
  14. Bonke
    • Working in Africa
    • Christ for all Nations, and Not Christ for all donations
    • If you move forward and take anymore from that woman, the Hippopotamus will take care of you
      • Remember Abraham
        • When he came back from fighting for Lot
    • Faith Promise?
  15. A christianity that is not supernatural, is superficial
  16. Faith that is going to be trusted, is gonna be tested
  17. Everybody can write a book
    • Plenty of Ahab, but just a little bit of Elijah’s
    • Anyone can write read a bible and read some references and catch every little thing that come to mind
    • But, what if I meet Ahab in the way
    • What about Roman Catholic Church, Mormonism, jehovism
    • A guru at Berkeley
      • Drews 2000 students at lunch time
    • More false priest than
      • A guru at Berkeley
        • Drews 2000 students at lunch time
    • All these guys with heresy can drew a crowd, but we can not
    • Paul said my gospel is not in words only, but with Power
  18. At lunch time, lady came up
    • Building an Altar is one thing, does not mean God will send an Altar
    • God sends a fire on the sacrifice, not on the altar
  19. If Elijah gets on TV one morning
    • Do you think they will invite him again
  20. Wise men followed a Star
    • Ended up 7 miles away from the main city
  21. Deeply disturbed by the condition of the Church
  22. Elijah
    • Ahab was after him
    • Jezebel was after him
  23. Jesus Sufferance
    • Suffer for him
      • Paul called
        • Anais called to speak to him and warn him about what he must suffer for him
    • His personal suffering
      • Demon possessed
      • Deaf
      • Blind
      • Corpse
      • Temple that has lost its glory
      • Agony of his suffering
        • 2 days later he had a stroke
      • Do not rest in your experiences
      • Generation
        • Point of downward stream
  24. Moral Majority
    • Yes, he had 5000 at the feeding
    • But, only 120 cam out to worship in the room in Acts
    • Determined to be a person with more than a knowledge of God, decide to be alone
    • Not a born in day
      • Years of quietness
  25. Lord my altar is broken
    • My prayer life
    • My devotional life
    • natural affection has gotten in the way of spiritual affection

 

 

The Cost of Discipleship by Leonard Ravenhill

  1. Paul
    • God forbid that I should boast
      • Journey
        • Left Roman where they worship the mind
        • To Corinth’s where they worship the body
      • Natural Life
        • He began his life in the historic capital of the World Tarsus
        • He ended his life in the military Capital of the World Rome
        • He went to the intellectual capital of the World ( Acts 17)
      • Yet Burdened
        • By false Gods
        • Where people worship false Gods
          • Roman Catholicism
          • Mormons
          • Jehovah Witness
  2.  Ananias
    • Glad man stayed after prayer to listen to God
  3. The Lord has appeared to make you a minister ( Acts 9 )
  4. And, then he disappeared, he went into the wilderness
    • Paul became spiritually pregnant
    • Little children for which
    • 14 apostles
      • Merciless Books
  5. Evangelical movement but it has no effect
    • Fullness of God
  6. All these boys are rushing to Washington
    • Christianity was born in Oppression
    • Yet, jesus never said anything about Slavery
    • They dare not put God’s house right, but they want to put the White House right
    • Our problems will not be solved in the Oval Office, but in God’s prayer house

Messianic Torah Observant Israel – Baptism of Fire & Other Sermons

 

Sermons

  1. Messianic Torah Observant Israel
    • Baptism of Fire
      • Baptism of Fire – Part 1
        In the Gospel of Matthew 3:11 we read the words of John the Baptist saying, “I indeed immerse (baptize) you in water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to bear. He shall immerse (baptize) you in the Set-apart (Holy) Spirit and fire.”
        What do you know about the Baptism of Fire. Is that what happened to those in Acts 2?
        Listen as Rabbi Steve Berkson brings some understanding and clarity to this misunderstood subject

        For more information about MTOI (Messianic Torah Observant Israel), visit our website at http://www.mtoi.org and our Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwide.
        Published On: 2016-June-15
        Added On: 2016-Nov-24
        Part 1:- Link
        Part 2:- Link
        Part 3:- Link
    • Understanding the Ruach
    • Beware False Teachers
      International conspiracy, global domination, lies, deception, extortion – sounds like a James Bond movie, doesn’t it? Actually, it’s in the pages of the Scriptures as they refer to the End of Days that could be quickly upon us all. No one can or will be excluded from the events that have been prophesied to happen. A world leader is coming who will draw everyone to him so that, if it were possible, even the very elect would be deceived. He is infamously known as “The Anti-Christ (or Anti-Messiah).” Rabbi Steve Berkson lays out very clearly in this teaching the how, what, and why to being able to recognize this one who will be the most evil person of all time and, just like a James Bond movie, there is a twist at the end.
      Published On: 2015-Mar-03
      Added On: 2016-Nov-24
      Link
    • False Prophets : Anti-Christ Identification made easy- Steve Berkson on NYSTV
      Streamed live on Jun 29, 2016
      False Prophets : Anti-Christ Identification made easy- Steve Berkson on NYSTV
      Published On: 2016-June-15
      Added On:- 2016-Dec-13
      Link

 

 

Indepth

Baptism of Fire

Part III

Rabbi Steve Berkson begins Part 3 of this teaching in Leviticus 26:23 where he shows us that the Baptism of Fire has many facets such as being “instructed” of YHVH through “punishment” for disobedience and breaking His Covenant. Then, we see discipleship terminology as we go to Matthew 11:25-30 and read Yeshua’s words, verse 29, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble in heart, and you shall find rest for your beings. For My yoke is gentle and My burden is light.” This verse is linked back to Leviticus as YHVH told those of that time that He has broken the bars of their yoke (of Egypt) and made them walk upright (taking on His Yoke); the yoke symbolizes learning and being in submission to the Torah of YHVH which gives us rest which Rabbi Steve links to Jeremiah 6:16, Thus said יהוה , “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and find rest for yourselves.” Rabbi Berkson then teaches us another facet of the Baptism of Fire which is the persecution we will face as we walk in Torah-Observance. Possibly, we may need to detach from things or others, even as close as our own hand or foot (Matt 18:8), so that we can walk unimpeded spiritually. Then, Rabbi Berkson takes us to the writings of the Apostle Shaul (Paul) to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 3) as the Apostle explains to his congregation that each one builds upon the foundation, which is Messiah Yeshua, using various materials. Those materials may or may not make it through the Baptism of Fire which, as Rabbi Berkson points out, is why it’s so important for us to submit to a chosen and appointed authority, in discipleship, so that they can instruct us as to what materials we should build with that will pass through the fire to the other side.

Understanding the Ruach

Part 1:

  1. Exodus 20:18-20 & Acts 2
    • Now when all the people saw the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking, the people were afraid and trembled, and they stood far off and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, lest we die.”Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.”  ( Exodus 20:18-20 )