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Psalm 139:14 HOLY BIBLE.


 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well. John 14 vers 6
 

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Increasingly leading
scientists agree with
intelligent design

     
     


Followers of the Church of England … or Followers of the Church of Christ?

Special baptismal services to mark gender transition, priests living openly in clergy housing with their gay or lesbian partner, proposals for a service of blessing for same-sex couples following secular marriage….

The Church of England has at last fully conformed to its name. It no longer follows the teachings of Christ, but has instead become a poodle church, endorsing and promulgating each and every fashionable idea put forward by the State – which by law now lays down the rules of what constitutes ‘acceptable’ religion. At the heart of this reconstituted belief system is no longer the belief that men and women are made in the image of God. Rather, God is remade in the image of man; which definition can of course now be changed and redefined to whatever at the time is deemed politically correct.

The god of this reframed religion is no longer a God of truth, justice and mercy – but a squidgy, cuddly sort of deity who affirms whatever we want, no matter how seemingly outlandish and bizarre – because his one over-riding desire, trumping all else, is apparently for us to be happy! Which state can only be achieved in this brave new world by letting us have anything and everything we might desire, without regard to the eternal health and wellbeing of our souls. In fact, it’s questionable in this new belief system whether men and women actually have souls! But the one thing on which we can utterly depend, is that this religion won’t cause offence.

Unless of course, you happen to believe the traditional teachings of the Bible. In which case, though you perhaps won’t dare say so,
you’ll be very offended.

We are at a crossroads, and it is time for each and every one of us to make a choice. It’s no longer enough just to produce rational arguments why the new system is not just flawed, but downright dangerous. No matter what the evidence, we’ll be either ignored or ridiculed – steamrollered out of the way by the ideological juggernaut of inclusivity and (intolerant) tolerance.

So, to echo the words of St Paul, it is time for true believers to come out from amongst the apostates and be separate. Not in hatred or bigotry - as followers of the new religion try and maintain – but in faithfulness and obedience to the one who died and rose that we might be set free.

So the question could arise. Then would I ever attend a Church of England Church ? Well yes because Jesus went a preached to unbelievers within Jewish Temples. Jesus apostles did the same in the Jewish Temples. In these last days its going to be increasingly difficult to find a true bible believing Church / a Church serving Jesus as Lord and not just serving the world system. Within all Christian Churches their are true believers. I would say. Go and find them and pray with them and preach God's Word to the leadership and everyone you meet. If you are not a Christian then go to Church, even a Church of England Church, prayfully seek Christ, seek Him with all your heart. Jesus said he who seeks me will find me. A Church is a good place to go even in these dark times. Within Church God will meet with you as you bow your head with a repentant heart looking and talking to Jesus as your Lord.

A smile can do so much. I remember being put to sleep just before my heart operation 15 years ago. It was a little panicky because I was trying to give the gospel to the whole word before I was put to sleep not knowing if I would wake ever again. When I woke in intensive care a young nurse from the Philippines or Indonesia was beside me with the biggest most beautiful smile. Her smile alone said (everything is just fine). Of course I ruined things by saying (give me a lot of salt and a fag) an old joke of mine when I am in hospital, always winds the nurses up.

You know the type of smile I mean, like when you're in school on stage for the first time, terrified and you're scouring the audience, you see your mother and father and they are smiling at you, suddenly you have courage. The smile you get when you’ve broken something or done some thing wrong and a friend smiles as if to say (it’s OK, you're not in trouble). The first big smile from a baby,,, O I’ve gone all wobbly now. The smile I will never ever forget, is that from my dear friend Ivor. His smile would light up any room. How do you think our Lord felt when Adam smiled at Him for the first time in the garden. One day my blessed friend you will see with your own eyes our Lord AND Saviour smiling at you. You know something, after thinking about it I realize that, that’s all I want is to see His smile, His smile will say it all. We don’t have long I promise you it will soon be the last day on earth. It will soon be the first day of your LIFE and it will start with a smile. Every day, no matter what this world throws at you, think of Jesus smiling at YOU and make every day a reason for Him to smile.

The world is in turmoil but because of Jesus you have His peace.

Tony

Tony was a manchester gangster who used to have a gun under his seat in his car. One day he got very bad tooth ach, in dispare he told his Christian wife to go get the plyers for him to pull it out. His dear wife cautiously said. Tony why don't you ask Jesus to help you. Tony's reaction was not printable. While Tony's wife was gone looking, Tony rocked back and forwards in pain. In agony Tony's voice broke into saying Jesus help me. Take this pain away. The pain imediatly went and Tony knew for the first time that what his wife had been telling him was true. Tony today is a bible smugler to the worst places of the world. Taking God's word into countries where you can be beaten, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for distributing bibles. Lives are being changed wherever Tony goes. God came into Tony's life and now Tony holds out the life of Christ to everyone who will recieve him. John 3 vs 1-7. Please Pray for Tony and his family.

 

SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
I heard about a group of Geography students who studied the Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of that section, they students were asked to list what they each considered to be the Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following got the most votes: Egypt's Great Pyramid, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon, the Panama Canal, the Empire State Building, St. Peter's Basilica and China's Great Wall.
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student, a quiet girl, hadn't turned in her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. She replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so many."

The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help."

The girl read, "I think the Seven Wonders of the World are to touch and to taste, to see and to hear . . . " She hesitated a little, "and then to run and to laugh and to love."
It is far too easy for us to look at the exploits of man and refer to them as "wonders" while we overlook all that God has done, regarding them as merely "ordinary." May you be reminded today of those things which are truly wondrous.
"I will remember the works of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old. I will also meditate on all Your work, and talk of Your deeds.....Who is so great a God as our God? You are the God who does wonders." (Psalm 77:11-14a)

Praise be to "the God who does wonders"! Jesus Christ our Lord is his name. PRAISE JESUS. GOD IS GOOD. Have a great day.

 
HEY WAKE UP CHRISTIAN. The devil will try and steel each day from a born again Christian, the devil or demonic world is there to try and take our first thoughts of each day. This is why its vital to pray first thing to Father God in Jesus name. Comit the day to Christ, to be a witness to your family and friends and the world, in the way we speak, act, and respond. Pray for divine appointments for God to set up for us to explain how and why a person needs to be saved by Jesus. Pray for the lost to be found. Pray for God to bless our buisness for us to be fruitful to be able to get out of debt, pay our bills and provide for our family, and to help the poor. If we lack power, ask Jesus to baptise us with the outpoured Holy Spirit to empower us for Holy living and to be able to live as a witness to a dying lost world that so needs the true love of God only through Jesus our Lord. Live for God, its the only real life. Everything else is a counterfuit.
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JESUS SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES. DON'T WORRY. Worry causes all kinds of illnesses, Jesus took our sicknesses and infirmities and sins to the cross. We are healed in Jesus name. Amen. Luke the thing is its easy and can be deceptive to look around at all the people and also the Christians who are not healed and think, well I aught to not expect anything, after all some a better Christians than me, and still ill. But Luke we are not to look around but only to Christ our Lord, we don't get healed or have some other miracle because of our good works, we receive by faith and by God grace. Child like faith. We need to grow up but we must never ask with out asking as a child, expecting miracles. other people may not be healed but you will be, I will be if we believe and expect nothing else. Its our personal relationship with Christ our Lord, its our journey, it our testimony of our great and wonderful saviour JESUS. My miraculous life is due to God's grace and me asking as a little child and expecting God to answer and remaining expectant and not worrying but trusting JESUS as healer, deliverer, provider, savior, best friend, my Lord and my God.
Written by Stan Earle Oct 2017.
 

MODERN BRITIAN AND OUR MODERN WORLD IS INCREASINGLY HOSTILE TO THE ALMIGHTY AND THEREFORE CHRISTIANS.
Time is short and its only the true born again Christians that know it. We aren't clever in ourselves, we are the ones who were once lost but Jesus saved us. We are the alarm system for the world that hell and judgement is real. That Jesus is the greatest hero ever, coming from heaven to save us all from hell, the shame of Judgement and eternity in the lake of fire. It cost him his life. Our risen savior Jesus has caused his people to ring the bell. Now is the time, Now is the day of salvation. Now is the time to come in. Repentance from sin is missing in most churches, but they don't realize that they are fulfilling prophesy. The falling away must come first.

Lets set of the alarm every day in peoples lives until Christ our Lord takes us home. Lord God help us be doing your will when you come for us. Amen.

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A Final Warning To Christians In The Last Days
David Wilkerson. Published on 10 Sep 2014.

THIS SERMON IS A WAKE UP CALL TO TAKE THE GOSPEL SERIOUSLY. DAVID WILKERSON
TALKS ABOUT THE SECOND COMING, LAST DAYS, GREAT APOSTASY, MANY HAVE FALLEN
AWAY FROM THE FAITH.TO FALSE TEACHERS AND PROPHETS.

 
   
Joyce Meyer - Focus on the Positive Things in Life

Hebrews 12:2

 Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

Christmas message from President and Mrs. Trump. 2017
Sign of the times. Pray for all in authority to come to Christ and serve God in their high position.






Thirty Five years ago, when I first believed I read the Bible (the first book I had ever read). I instantly fell in love with His words. I immediately became obsessed with it’s truth and wisdom. From that moment on I became determined to help all people everywhere have a Bible, and you know the rest.
When I became a believer I knew nothing about the Lord. I was in pain and someone said to me “ask Jesus, He can help” this was the last thing I wanted to do but those words took hold of me and went around and around in my head. On my knees drooling and in pain those words seemed to be shouting in my head until I started to say “Jesus help” I only got as far as saying J and His healing Spirit came on me and healed me. I had met Jesus and felt His presence and there was no going back. I became a follower of Christ at that very moment despite having no knowledge of the faith, simply meeting in Christ was all that was needed for me.
After some time I felt it was all too much and I was confused. I got angry with God and threw my Bible in the dustbin and said “get out of my life’ 3 or 4 days later He said to me “are you still in a bad mood? Know this you gave your life to Me and it is no longer yours to take back. Now go and get that Bible that is covered in bean juice and clean it, we start again” When I cleaned my Bible I opened it and the words in Romans 8 hit me (Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God.
For well over 10 years I attended every Christian meeting and read so many books, learnt Hebrew and Greek. Theological college and study study study. So many missions I could not count even my pastor said “stop or you will go dry”.
Went through many wilderness times but none like the time of divorce and my precious son going to prison at a time when I was homeless and broken and suffering a breakdown, I know you have all been through what I am referring to, so I know you understand.
I dragged myself to a little church in a mining village where one is expected to sit at the back and be quiet, pray out loud and everyone will look at you as if you’re a nut. The type of church I criticised for years, I would use the words dead church. But this day reading the liturgy Father spoke to me and said “I now have you were I want you. Start to listen to Me”.
So many of us Christians are going through a wilderness time and there will be so many more to come but these times are the best time for our spirit. These times are very painful and confusing but we are so much enriched by them at the other end. 
After over 10 years reading everything and studying I put down all books and simply followed the Bible. But one book I read that helped me so much through the times of loneliness and pain was:Away through the wilderness by Jamie Buckingham. I strongly recommend it to you although you may find it hard to come by now, I have just got it on audiobooks. Even now after all this time it’s message is helpful.
You/We must stand strong in times of trial as things are going to be much harder soon. The suffering He has allowed us to go through has strengthened us in preparation for what is coming but we will stand together and not bend it the slightest. We are the church we are children of the most High. We are strong because we are in Him.
                           I love you.                           

Anthony John
 

Dear Family
Trust you are fighting the good fight.
I was sat on the side of my bed trying to fix my glasses, it was quiet so I took the opportunity to pray. As soon I started to pray the Holy Spirit came on me and I found myself praying in the spirit, it was wonderful. As I prayed I felt something leave me, Father had delivered me from an unclean spirit (didn’t know I had one) but looking back there has been something tormenting me for years. Remorse and regret, looking back over my life I am very often filled with sadness for the hurt I had caused. It is some thing that I have beat myself up about constantly even though I have had ministry for it.
I am ashamed to say that I hadn’t prayed in the spirit for years, never even given it a thought really. I use to pray all the time in the spirit but not for some time, don’t know why. This time it was different than before because when I prayed in the spirit years ago it was like using repetitive words, but this time none of the words were repeated and it went on a long time. I felt such a peace but wondered why it happened. When I became a Believer my first prayer was in the spirit.
I was in such a good mood when two pastors came to pick me up, we were going to a prison to take Bibles and teach. The prison was one of the hard ones with a strict system and prisoners serving very long sentences for serious crimes. We had a good time teaching but were constantly interrupted by a man who was a pain. I knew straightaway that he was a rebel because when a prisoner first goes to prison out here they must wear chains around their feet for the first three months of their sentence, some must wear them all the time if they are a problem, this man had been there for years but he was still in chains. What the prisoners do is to tie some string to the centre of the chain and lift the chain when they walk so as not to annoy everyone with the sound of chains being dragged along the floor . When they just drag the chain on the floor it drives the other prisoners mad. Like a guard dog gets much more aggressive when it is chained.
The prisoner who was a pain was constantly causing trouble in the prison. He would spit in the food of other prisoners and push them around. He would annoy everyone and he paid dearly for it, they say he had been stabbed over 40 times. He isn’t a big man , bit of a weasel kind of guy and would never win a fight but this never stopped him from starting trouble. The other prisoner’s had given up hitting him (leave him, he’s not worth getting in trouble for).
He was walking back and forth whilst we were trying to teach. Looking at us trying to make eye contact like a snake does. Once he gets eye contact he goes into kill mode, again like a snake.
I felt as if I was being controlled by a supreme power and walked through the other prisoners straight to the crazy man. In a flash I lifted my hand and slapped it on his forehead. A lot happened in that instance. Didn’t even have time to pray. My arm went like a canon barrel and a power came from my chest and down my arm like a canon ball. Just like Popeye when he eats spinach, you see his muscles moving through his arms’. The canon ball blasted through my arm and through the mans head. I think I just imagined this next bit, I saw an unclean spirit sat on the floor twelve feet behind the man, bewildered, confused and wondering what on earth had just happened. Then a heavy door slammed and everyone heard it. The thing is, we were in a prison and heavy doors slam all the time, but this time it was different. It was as if Father was saying to the demon “you’re out and you’re staying out”. Its hard to express just how quick and unexpected this event was, but I think that it was God’s plan to because the demon was caught totally off guard, we all were.
You’ve see a young child pretending to be a rabbit, well the crazy man was doing that. He was so full of joy he was hopping around shouting “I am free” He was trying to hug the guards (bad move) All this was witnessed by the two pastors and all the group of prisoners we were teaching as well as prisoners not in the group but were observing.
Mayhem, everyone talking at the same time and all wanting ministry. The guards had had enough and stopped the meeting. The crazy man was laughing and singing about being free and I was kicked out. They must have thought I was starting a riot, any signs of confusion and the guards move in. As the guards escorted me the exit I turned and saw four guards carrying crazy man to a cell he was hog tied but he lifted his head and was still shouting “I am free” perhaps many of us are like that man tied to this world yet free in Christ and yet rejoicing.
Alone outside the prison gate, no shade, no water nothing to do so I just sat on the floor praying for my friends and waiting for the inevitable mosquito to stick his samurai sword into my jugular vein. Then a guard in a small tower shouted in his megaphone “move” “go away from the prison, now” So I walked to the car park and sat in the shade of a car until my friends came out.
When they eventually came they were full of joy and never stopped talking. We set off for an orphanage we had planed to visit (will write about that visit soon) as we where driving south one of the pastors received a call. It was the warden from the prison, he wanted us to come back but I was not going back without any Bibles. So plans were made to see him the next morning at 10.30 and giving us time to go to the bookshop in the morning and get more Bibles for our visit.
The meeting went really good. He wanted to understand what had happened the day before. He could not understand how crazy man had a total change of character. We had to answer the wardens questions about Jesus. He would ask a question but before we answered him he would ask another one.
We fed the prisoners and held another meeting where we gave out the Bibles. But this time the warden was sat at the back of the meeting observing. A number of guards were also at the meeting, I had never seen guards join in a meeting before. The warden was sat at the back on one side of the meeting. The crazy man, who is not crazy was sat all the way over the other side. I said to the warden please do something for me. Take the chains off crazy man who is not crazy. The warden turned to look for him, at that very moment the not crazy man turned to the warden and smiled. The warden motioned to a guard and the guard took not crazy man from the meeting to have his chains removed. When he returned he was invited to sit next to the warden. I am not saying they had become friends, I think it was that the warden wanted to understand what was happening but it was good to see. All went well and souls were saved in Jesus Name, prisoners were given the Word and it was arranged for the pastors to start a study group.
Since the last update we have had seven such meetings. This was possible because they where all in Thailand. I am not doing any expensive missions in Laos or Vietnam until I get the visa money it, I must save for that. The work in Thailand is like having a rest even with the work we are doing.
I have more to report but your probably bored now so I will write again very soon.
Who you are is a gift from God. What you do is a gift to God.

Tony

I went on and asked Tony what words he used when he saw the crazy man delivered and in his right mind.
Tony said this.

I was going to say get out of him but it all happened so quick that no i never got a word out. It was so quick that nether he, me or the guards had any time to blink. It wad over in a flash. But like i said, i think it was right as the demon was taken completely of guard.
Cool
A first for me.
You know Stan their are a lot of ministry's in the church but none of them comes even close to the most important one: servant. The one who just gets on and puts the chairs away at the end of a meeting. Paul an important prisoner was the one collecting firewood when they were ship wrecked. The King of the universe washed sweaty feet. I am going to try harder to serve.
Love you old boy
May your loved ones be blessed beyond measure.

 

Happy Easter Everyone. 
Back in 1987 i was walking out of a funeral service and as the vicar stood at the door shaking everyone by the hand as they left, I had this thought in my head as i looked at the bible he had in his hand. I thought to myself. "I wonder what the bible really means". Well I soon forgot my moment of interest and just got on with things as usual. I had been injured for a while with a serious left shoulder injury. By april 1990 i hadn't been able to train for a number of years and depression had set in. As I lay in bed thinking of surgery i fell into despair thinking that it would all take ages. At that moment i saw the light and thought "God must know all about me, he created me" I cried out for the first time to Jesus as God. Take my life Jesus I cried to him. Heal my shoulder Jesus. At that moment the Holy Presence of almighty God filled my room and came to live in me. I went peacefully off to sleep and awoke in the morning knowing that I had met with God. As i began to move my long time shoulder injury. I had not pain because God had completely healed me. That was 28 years ago and today at nearly 60 i have recently benched 150 kilo. Well over the last 28 years I have had and seen many miracles from Jesus and met thousands of people who have had similar experiences. So after all this time reading the bible with Jesus as my teacher. What does the bible really mean. Well the central message is what the time of Easter is really all about.
To put it in a nutshell. "Its about Jesus wanting to save us all from hell, the final judgement and eternal punishment in the lake of fire". You see the bible says that we have all sinned against God by breaking his eternal moral law. (ten commandments etc)
The bible says that our conscience agrees with God's Laws but our actions and speech doesn't. Our sinful lives condemn us in the sight of our Holy God and judge. Are you thinking heavy thoughts. I am not surprised. This is serious business. Lets be honest. We are all going to one day die. Hopefully when we are very very old. But everyone has to go. God knows that in our natural state we stand condemned to hell. Due to God's love for each of us, he has sent us a savior to take our punishment on the cross and die in our place. Because of God's love for you and me he has sent his Holy Spirit to reach out to us to convict us and to lead us to Jesus for forgiveness and new life in Christ. God desires to save us from the eternal fire and to give us the gift of heaven so that we needn't fear death. Jesus the eternal Son of God not only died in our place but he also physically rose from the dead on the 3rd day. Hundreds of people saw him and many even ate with him after he had risen from the dead. Historical books outside the bible written at that time, speak of the risen Jesus. Its a fact. There is much more and the most amazing promises in the bible to all of us. But its a spiritual book of light and the world is in spiritual darkness, this is why the bible is difficult to pick up regularly. God is almighty he will save you and help you if you call on Jesus to save you. So we wish you and your family a lovely Easter. One way to push back against Islam taking over the UK is to return to the true living God. Christ our Lord RISEN SAVIOR. God be with you all.

See you training in the gym.
Stan and family.

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PRAYER
  • We pray for the protection of all our neighbours, from acts of terror, acts of violence, acts of hatred or from any form of serious harm.  Keep us vigilant, to pray for those around us and stop those who would cause others harm, from doing so!
  • Lord, give us a burning desire to see ‘Your Kingdom Come, Your will be done’ on our streets and across our Nation.
  • We pray for all of our Christian neighbours, to be stirred to call upon You in prayer, for everyone on our street to come to know You and for Jesus’ teachings to transform individual lives and our Nation. 

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Can spirits manifest physically?

Published: 24 April 2018 (GMT+10)

After attending a screening of our movie Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a DeceptionDavid H. wrote in with the following question.

Just a question: I saw your movie tonight, and was interested by its explanation for many alien/UFO phenomena as being spirit-based. But I don't understand how UFOs: (1.) can be tracked on radar and (2.) similarly recorded on film and in photographs while still being spirit-based? And some of them are recorded as performing very complex high-speed maneuvers. How can this be possible for spirit-based entities?

Hi David,

Our perceptions of what we term spiritual are somewhat driven by cultural views rather than biblical ones.

Thanks for the opportunity to address this. Yes, this is a nagging subject for many when trying to wrap their minds around this phenomenon. However, I've learned over the years that our perceptions of what we term spiritual are somewhat driven by cultural views rather than biblical ones. In the movie we quoted respected UFO researcher John Keel, who wrote:

“The devil and his demons can, according to the literature, manifest themselves in almost any form and can physically imitate anything from angels to horrifying monsters with glowing eyes. Strange objects and entities materialize and dematerialize in these stories, just as the UFOs and their splendid occupants appear and disappear, walk through walls, and perform other supernatural feats.”1

As the movie showed, overwhelmingly even the most serious secular researcher agrees about the ‘spiritual’ nature of the UFO phenomenon. But what is a spiritual being?

In my article Are ghosts real? (which I think you should read in conjunction with what follows), I wrote:

It is in the New Testament where we find the words ghosts and spirits being used more often, interchangeably between translations. There are two Greek words that are used. The first is φάντασμα (phantasma), which literally means ‘apparition’ like the commonly understood word ‘ghost’. The word πνεῦμα (pneuma) means spirit, air, or breath. This can refer to what I described before as the essence of a being. It can also mean ‘demons’ when paired with the word ἀκάθαρτον (akatharton).

The most remembered New Testament passage regarding ghosts is Matthew 14:26. Whereas the KJV says: “And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit [phantasma]; and they cried out for fear,” the ESV says, “But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, ‘It is a ghost!’ and they cried out in fear.”

And Mark 6:49: “But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit [phantasma], and cried out” (KJV). “But when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out” (ESV).

On another occasion when Jesus suddenly appeared in the room with the disciples, they said: “But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit [Greek pneuma]” (Luke 24:37, KJV). The ESV says, “But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit.”

Notice in these examples how in its translations the ESV distinguishes between the two Greek words, whereas the KJV translates both the Greek pneuma and phantasma as “spirit”.

These first passages are referring to the occasion when Jesus was seen walking on the surface of the Sea of Galilee, and the Luke account is when the resurrected Jesus appeared to the disciples in the room. Obviously, the disciples had never seen a man do anything like either of these events before, so their first thought was to invoke the supernatural, resorting to ideas from their culture to explain it. In the Luke account, they had seen Jesus die on the cross not too long before, so they thought they were seeing His spirit (a somewhat understandable reaction since He suddenly appeared in a locked room).

And Jesus reinforces this in Luke 24:39 after his resurrection when He says:

“See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”

Spirit’ is a multi-use term

So here Jesus is saying that it is not just His spirit that appeared but that He had been bodily resurrected. It can be confusing because there are many definitions of the word spirit in the Bible and earlier we even saw the disciples chastised for believing in cultural interpretations of their experience with our supernatural Creator. People seeing strange things in the sky with no biblical basis or filter often interpret these as alien spacecraft or in the case of alleged abductions, real physical aliens. The Bible clearly records that spirits, as in angels, can appear physically, can interact physically with people and can affect our environment just as phenomena in the UFO realm. Some differing scriptural examples follow:

  • In Exodus 12:21–30 God sends His destroying angel or angel of death to kill all the first born in Egypt (except for those who followed His ‘immunity’ instructions). In 2 Kings 19:35 perhaps this same angel killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers.
  • In Genesis 18 Abraham sits down and prepares a meal for three visitors. They ate food so presumably they had stomach organs and digestive tracts, for example. What about the clothes they were wearing? Where did the materials come from?
  • In Genesis 19:11 we see two angels appearing physically as men in the account of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the angels has the power to strike men with blindness. And in Genesis 19:13they state that they (the angels) are about to destroy the towns (obviously at God’s behest).
  • In Exodus 7:9 Pharaoh challenges Moses and Aaron to produce a miracle. Moses is commanded by God to instruct Aaron to throw down his staff so that God would turn it into a serpent (presumably a snake). Then in Exodus7:11–12 we read, “Then Pharaoh summoned the wise men and the sorcerers, and they, the magicians of Egypt, also did the same by their secret arts. For each man cast down his staff, and they became serpents. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.” Many think that Pharaoh’s sorcerers conjured up an illusion but this cannot be so, because Aaron’s serpent swallowed the sorcerer’s serpent (note it says the sorcerers “did the same … and they became serpents”. Now, while Satan does not have the power of ex nihilocreation, I believe this is an example of where he and his minions possibly manifested as something distinctly different, yet physical, or somehow he has manipulated matter to appear as something different. This is speculation, of course, but all we can glean is that Aaron’s snake certainly did not swallow an illusion.

The cultural interpretation of ‘spirit’

Our views of angels as just spiritual beings—that is, somehow just ethereal, ghostly or vaporous is culturally driven by images of beings with fairy wings, for example. Pastor Johnny Hunt (former President of the Southern Baptist Convention) addressed this misconception in the movie. It is clear that they are intelligent, thinking beings, and can appear physically in a variety of forms in our realm. We saw earlier how biblically the word spirit can mean different things depending upon the context. A word search will reveal a multitude of applications. For example, angels are called “ministering spirits” (Heb. 1:14). One can have a “spirit of jealousy” (Numbers 5:30). Or that “the Spirit of the Lord was upon Jephthah” (Judges 11:29). “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 5:3). “But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand” (Job 32:8). And in 1 Corinthians 15:45:

“Thus it is written, ‘The first man Adam became a living being’; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.”
If we are limited in what we can test, then we need to limit our speculation, or rather what we can know, to what Scripture tells us about such things.

But both Adam and Jesus were/are physical beings. And whenever we see the term applied to people, and even Jesus, it is clear that ‘the spirit’ it not the sum of who we are, but part of who we are. All humans are physical, but we also have an eternal spiritual component. So, is it possible that it is similar with angels? I do not know what their ‘spiritual’ realm is like or how they exist there (if at all in some physical sense), but the Bible is clear that they are powerful, can take on many guises, and can appear physically our realm. For example, Gabriel appearing before Daniel in Daniel 10:10–20 and explaining fighting other fallen angels. Or Luke 1:26–56 where Gabriel appears to Mary.

All of this is very challenging to our preconceived perceptions of the spiritual realm. At the end of the day, these are just insights that we can draw from Scripture, and I have to admit that we do see through a glass rather darkly in this regard, simply because we are limited by our own spacetime dimensions in which we live. In short, we can't go there, but they can come and go here, so we have a very limited perspective. I’ve heard all sorts of grandiose ideas over years, but such speculation is not recommended. If we are limited in what we can test, then we need to limit our speculation, or rather what we can know, to what Scripture tells us about such things. There are literally dozens more examples I could refer to (see box below) but I hope this relatively brief explanation helps give some insight.

The nature of angels or those ‘ministering spirits’

The Bible records about angels that:

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Muslims Grooming young girls.
They are following their prophet Muhammad who at 52 years old had a wife of 9 years old when he consummated their marriage. Muslims therefore like little girls. This is one reason they are a danger to the UK and to every street they live in. I am not racist. Islam is a religion no a color. There are Christians all over the world of every color and we need more of them in Government to get this country back to its Christian heritage. Islam is a sick evil religion taking millions of millions of people to hell. We need to begin to stand for our Christian heritage, get rid of the ungodly religious discrimination law. Listen. Almighty God discriminates meaning makes a difference between the different religions. The true God, the God of the Holy Bible says that all other religions are the teaching of demons. Only Jesus saves. Islam has no place here, Muhammad was an unbeliever as he denied the God became flesh and as a man died on the cross to pay for the sins of the world, Muhammad denied that Jesus rose from the dead. Is why Muhammad has wrongly kept all the Muslims under the Law of Moses with all its death penalties. Yes the breaking of God's law is worthy of death but thanks be to God, Jesus died in our place. Every country in the world that lets go of Christianity will be slowly replaced with Islam. You can see it happening. 
We can get rid of Muslims by telling them about the true God, the God of the Bible. As they turn to Christ, we get rid of the Muslim and they become a brother.

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THE BIG QUESTION. How many friends and members of your family do you want to die and fall into hell to remain there in fear and torment until the shame of Judgement before our Holy God. Knowing that all that fall into hell are condemned to eternal punishment in the lake of fire. God became human flesh in Jesus to save us all from this destiny. Mankind's sin already condemns mankind. If you know Jesus as your savior, then look at all the people you care about. 
Where do you want them to go when they die ? I was once scared to witness for many reasons, then I prayed for Jesus to baptize me with his Holy Spirit and empower me to be able to tell others my testimony and to share Jesus with everyone. I have not been able to shut up about Jesus ever since. Keep speaking brothers and sisters by the power of God's Holy Spirit. Jesus is coming his reward is with him.

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