Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Uploaded by Paswesley on Aug 21, 2010
The Lord placed upon my heart a teaching word about the strong nuclear forces that exist in creation and work to our advantage. We are fearfully and wonderfully made, the psalm says, and so true it is. We know that, at the atomic level, matter is nearly completely empty space. A perfect model of the atom is to look out into our solar system. Imagine that the sun is the nucleus of the atom, and the planets are the electrons. The solar system is nearly all empty space, right? I mean, if you could hold the entire solar system in your hands and look at it, there would be a big ball (the sun) and several tiny balls (the planets), each of them separated by truly incredibly vast distances. We are not going to place asteroids, moons and comets into the example; we are keeping it simple. So, the solar system is 99.999 percent empty space, right? Well, so are we! You know that we are composed of quintillions of atoms. Well, my point is that these atoms are 99.999 percent empty space. It seems confusing and paradoxical, but we are 99.999 percent empty space! The chair that I am sitting on is 99.999 percent emptiness also. The reason why I do not fall through to the floor and fall through the center of the planet is the strong nuclear forces that exist within the individual atoms. These electromagnetic forces are extremely powerful. It takes a nuclear explosion to blow them apart, remember? So, that is what I am sitting on, the invisible electromagnetic force. None of the nuclei in my body, or those in my body and the chair, is lined up and touching. Don’t think of it as if the nucleuses were all lined up and stacked atop one another. That is not how it is. The nuclei are not stacked atop one another. At the atomic level, there appears to be nothing visible that keeps me from falling through the atoms of the chair. I appear to be sitting on empty space, and the atoms of my bottom appear to be separated by vast distances, as do the atoms that make up my underclothing and shorts. “He is able to keep you from falling,” takes on a whole new meaning when you understand the fact that we are standing on nothing but the invisible electromagnetism that bonds atoms together.
We have been speaking of atoms, let us now switch to molecules. Recently, I discovered yet another wonderful and fearful fact about how we are made. There is a protein molecule called laminin that binds all of us together. Each cell in our bodies is composed of millions of molecules, and each of those molecules is chemically bonded to the molecules around them by molecules of laminin. We know that we are composed of groupings of atoms. We call these groupings molecules. The chemicals that combine to form DNA, for instance, are made of combinations of specific protein molecules. But what is it that binds together the protein molecules into the nucleotide sequences that form the chains of DNA? That molecule is yet another protein molecule, and its name is laminin. Laminin is the molecular glue of our bodies. Laminin holds every molecule in our cells glued to the other molecules around them. Remove laminin from us and we fly apart into disassociated atoms. “In Him we live and move and have our being.” “In him all things consist…” To say that in Christ all things consist is to say that in Christ all things are held together. This means Christ holds everything together. We already believe this by faith. Laminin demonstrates that it is literally true that Christ holds us together. That is because the laminin molecule, the one that is the protein glue of the body, is shaped exactly like a cross. That is right, believer! The molecular glue that holds every chemical in our bodies bonded to all of the chemicals that they are associated with is laminin, and laminin is shaped like a cross. I believe that God made laminin in the shape of a cross because He knew that by the time mankind became scientifically advanced enough to be able to look into molecules, many people would have lost their faith. So, He placed His signature, the shape of the cross, on every molecular bond that links the molecules together that form us. Yes, saints, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Not only are we 99.999 percent empty space and stand on nothing but invisible magnetic force, we are also held together a thousand quadrillion protein molecules that are shaped like the cross of our Savior. Oh, what a mighty God we serve! We are fearfully and wonderfully made! Hallelujah! Amen.
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The Lake of Fire–Worse than Hell
Uploaded by Paswesley on Sep 3, 2009
Rev. Anton T. Wesley, pastor of Ephesians Baptist Church in Clinton, MD, brings an anointed word that will hopefully open some eyes about hell and the lake of fire. May neither place ever be our portion.
Many people fail to realize that hell is the temporary holding area for the unrighteous dead. Revelation 20:11-15. After the unrighteous dead are judged, they will be cast into the Lake of Fire, where they will join Satan, the Beast and the Antichrist, who will already be there. Satan is to be thrown into the Lake of Fire after his utter and final defeat at the Battle of Jerusalem. The Battle of Jerusalem is often erroneously referred to as the Battle of Armageddon. The Battle of Jerusalem and the Battle of Armageddon are separate and distinct battles. The Battle of Armageddon takes place first. In this battle, the Lord, our King of Kings and Lord of Lords, defeats the Beast and the Antichrist and has them both thrown alive into the Lake of Fire. Revelation 19:19-21 There they burn in torments of liquid fire for a thousand years, and Satan is cast into a bottomless abyss into which he falls in the utterly dark void for a thousand years. (Revelation 20:1-3) After this, he is released and he quickly assembles a vast army which he leads in an attack on Jerusalem, the Holy City where Jesus Christ is ruling the world upon Davids throne. Satan is summarily and easily defeated, and he is cast into the Lake of Fire after the battle, where he joins the Beast and the Antichrist, who are already there. (Revelation 20:7-10) Soon after, the Great White Throne judgment will take place. It is at the Great White Throne judgment that all of the unrighteous dead will receive their final judgment and sentence of damnation. Everyone whose name is not written into the Book of Life will be cast into the Lake of Fire, to join Satan, the Beast and The Antichrist. In addition, death and hell are thrown into the Lake of Fire. Revelation 20:11-15. There are also demon spirits, incredibly powerful devil-like fallen angels, who have been imprisoned under chains in darkness ever since the original angelic rebellion too place. These fallen angels will be removed from their imprisonment and cast into the Lake of Fire also. (Jude 1:6) The Lake of Fire is the final place of eternal torment for all of Gods enemies, both fallen angels and fallen humans. There is no escape from the Lake of Fire. It is a place of everlasting torment of a type that is so incredibly painful that the Holy Spirit compares it to swimming in a lake of fire. It is not physical fire. It is like a spiritual fire. That is not the only terrible thing about this unimaginably horrible place of punishment. The pain never lessens. Remember, we are talking about a spiritual body. It cannot be reduced to smaller parts. Spirit is a whole. Every moment of pain, for all eternity, will be just as painful as the very first agonies. Finally, there is another reason why the Lake of Fire is not where you want to wind up. Imagine what it will be like to have all of those unthinkably wicked beings loose with no restrictions, taking out their agonies on whoever is so unfortunate as to be sharing the lake with them. There will be no one to help you, to protect you from them, nor to care what happens to you, nor to make them leave you to burn in relative peace. There will be no place to hide. Imagine the torments, and added to that, the torment of knowing and remembering all of the times that four can so close to accepting Jesus Christ as your savior. Accept Him now, before it is eternally too late. The Lake of Fire is not where you want to spend eternity. Repent, before it is too late! I pray that this teaching will truly bless you. Christs Peace, Pastor Wesley
What Are You Doing Wih Your Gift?
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ESV Ephesians 4:7-8 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.”
ESV Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, V. 23 gentleness, self-control.
Introduction: Last Sunday, we received a message concerning the necessity of unity in the body of Christ. We stressed that the unity of the Church is predicated upon and is derived from the unity of God Himself. He is One, and His Body is the same. We are one in Him, as His oneness is within us. We explained the working of the Holy Spirit, Who imparts to us the gentle and humble Spirit of Christ, which enables us to suborn our self-centered ambitions and cravings. We have one character, the character of Christ our Lord, which is expressed through our myriads of personalities. The character of Christ must be dominant over personality, so that we may truly embody and live out what true Christian unity is in God’s mind.
Today, we will delve deeper into this divine mystery as we flesh out a glimmer of understanding of what it means to say that our Christ has given grace to each of us, according to the measure of His gift. It goes without saying that the implications of this statement are huge. Yet, what does this really mean? Further, even if we understand what it means, we have only begun to grasp what is involved for authentic and faithful Christian living. What are we doing with our gifts? What ought we to be doing? Which should be of greater influence upon us, the ethos of the culture, or the pull of the Holy Spirit unto Christ? For the next few minutes, let us take a look at these issues, as we try to grapple faithfully with the issues that we have raised.
Pastors Set An Example!!
Preachers have the unenviable task of warning people that they are in error, and that they are behaving in a way that will bring down the wrath of God upon them. This is difficult enough when you are talking with the laity; but it becomes truly difficult when you must preach to the clergy. At the very best you may be accused of feathering your own nest, and at the worst, you can be accused of outright hypocrisy. That is the bad news. However, as is always the case when we deal with our Father through His Son, there is good news also. The good news is that God is little interested in mans opinion about His commands. When a pastor stands and delivers a word to himself and other pastors, as word that is true and faithful, then God the Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit are pleased. Who cares what a man thinks, so long as God is pleased? Listen to the man of God as he brings a word under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, a word of exhortation, reproof and rebuke for preachers- himself included.
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credit: Rev. Anton T. Wesley, Sr. Ephesians baptist Church
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