Archive for January, 2014

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AlbertMohler.com – The Briefing 12-12-13. Listen to full audio here.

Let this be a warning to all who thinks falling away is impossible if we open the door to or play games with sin.

When people that love God hear of the exploits of Miley Cyrus the natural inclination is likely disgust towards her & the entertainment media she represents. Correctly so. I have not personally seen, nor want to see what she did, but I also noticed the words of her dad:

He acknowledged there is “no doubt” that his family is being ruined by Satan.

It occurred to me that given that we, now alive in Him (Yeshua), were loved while we were yet in sin – let’s at least say a prayer for conviction for Miley. If her dad said that, I don’t know that it could have been spoken as a counterfeit. We should help carry the burdens other have – we must be a praying people!

Surely people have been delivered out of equally or more hellish bondage than she finds herself in. God doesn’t need her as a witness of His love and power of deliverance, but may she indeed be granted repentance & give glory to Him once she is delivered from the chains & the pit.

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Miley Cyrus tweeted: “You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, all the things that matter for evolution) weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in stars. So forget Jesus. Stars died so you can live.” She later deleted the tweet that stirred up much strife among her fans. Cyrus regularly attended church as a young girl and even took to wearing a purity ring as a sign of her Christian faith. In 2008, Cyrus, an already very wealthy 15-year-old told Fox News in an interview that it is her faith that keeps her “grounded” and admitted her desire to follow Jesus. “Live like Christ and He’ll live in you, and that’s what I want to do,” she said. Just a few years after her father Billy Ray Cyrus, popular country music singer, said in an interview with GQ Magazine that he regretted having her in the “Hannah Montana Show” and also admitted to having made serious errors as parent. Billy Ray confessed that the entire family got baptized and were cautious of the temptations within the entertainment industry before to going to Los Angeles. ”Somewhere along this journey, both mine and Miley’s faith has been shaken,” he said. “That saddens me the most.” He acknowledged there is “no doubt” that his family is being ruined by Satan.

First, what happens during typical TV time, then why… in detail.

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Hopefully that image speaks a 1000 words. Now for the “Why?!”.

Listen, take up the challenge & then read below also for further amazing illustrations.

Audio from “How to be led by the Holy Spirit”, by Dr Michael L Brown. Download this audio segment here.

Additional illustrations (Source Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations):

Average American And TV
According to Harris, the average American watches television 17 hours a week. Women (20 hours a week) watch more than men (14 hours). People with an eighth-grade education (20 hours) watch much more than those who went to college (14). Blacks (25 hours) watch much more than whites (16). People who earn less than $5,000 a year (22 hours) watch much more than those who earn $15,000 and up (13 hours). Those who have two sets watch just about the same amount as those who have only one.

The 23rd Channel
The TV is my shepherd. My spiritual growth shall want. It maketh me to sit down and do nothing for it’s name’s sake, because it requireth all my spare time. It keepeth me from doing my duty as a Christian, because it presenteth so many good shows that I must see.
It restoreth my knowledge of the things of the world, and keepeth me from the study of God’s Word. It leadeth me in the paths of failing to attend the evening church services, and doing nothing in the Kingdom of God.
Yea, though I live to be a hundred, I shall keep viewing my TV as long as it will work, for it is my closest companion.
Its sounds and pictures they comfort me.
It presenteth entertainment before me and keepeth me from doing important things with my family. It fills my head with ideas which differ from those in the Word of God.
Surely, no good thing will come out of my life because of so many wasted hours, and I shall dwell in my regrets and remorse forever.
—Selected

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Here’s what the Temple Institute Rabbi says about all in the picture below. In fact, it likely was written by him:
Israel National Radio – Temple Talk – Parshat Va`eira: Denial is More Than Just a River in Egypt.

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How long, o God, until your righteousness comes? May we be ready, may we have oil, may we hear & live in ready anticipation, holy vessels of Holy Fire. May your love shine through us.

Listen to full audio here.