Friday, April 26, 2019

HISTORY OF RELIGION (Part 59): THE PAGANS VS. THE CHRISTIANS



After a rebellion to Rome, the Hebrews were defeated and many left their homeland. They were no longer the stewards of Elohim’s kingdom. The church was now responsible for being stewards of the Kingdom of Elohim. The church was spreading amongst Rome and it caused a division in Rome that almost erupted.

Simple Church and Discipleship

Every now and then, someone will tell me,

"We started a Simple Church (a term we use for house churches)." So I say, "Tell me about it. Describe it.” (continued below the picture)

They continue, "We clear out our living room (or have a special room in our house), line up chairs . . . " and I think are getting the picture.

In general, this stage/audience paradigm can be trace back to the emperor Constantine who, when marrying paganism and Christianity introduced 3 major changes to New Testament Christianity.

  • He did away with house churches and moved people into basilicas (the predecessor to cathedrals and where we get our modern day church).
  • He did away with the priest hood of all believers and established a special cast of priests/pastors, giving them the elite job description of a) baptizing, b) marrying, c) burring, and d) dispensing the Lords Supper, also know as communion.
  • He changed the day of worship from the Creation-Sabbath to Sunday.

Depending on ones denominational or faith tradition, some of Constantine's changes may be new or even a bit surprising to you.

I remember when I was discovering some of these things for the first time. If you would like to email me, I can share some of the resources that helped me in my own journey in re-discovering what Jesus had in mind when he talked about discipleship in Matthew 28:18-20: 

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

From: Simple Church Global Network :: a house church planting network 
SimpleChurchAtHome.com 

10 VERY Interesting Facts About Angels, Demons and Spiritual Warfare



What are angels? Why did God create angels? What do angels do? What role do they play and what is our exact relationship to angels? How exactly did angels become demons? What type of spiritual warfare are angels and demons engaged in? The Bible has a lot to say about angels, demons and spiritual warfare. Here are 10 facts about angels, demons and spiritual warfare.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Prophetic Implications of President Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan | The Underground #113




In this episode, Joel unpacks the prophetic implications of President Trump's Middle East Peace Plan. What will the peace plan likely contain and how should discerning Christians understand these things? What do the Scriptures say?

Saturday, April 20, 2019

HISTORY OF RELIGION (Part 58):NERO PERSECUTES THE CHURCH


SUMMARY: After the book of Acts, we see persecution of the church and the fall of the temple and the scattering of the Jews. Let’s dive into history and see what happened.

Friday, April 19, 2019

How The Elijah Story Parallels Christ and The Church!


In this episode we explore the prophetic parallels between Elijah, Jesus, Elisha, the Church and more! Stay tuned for more Powerful Bible Prophecy!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

What Part of the Bible Should You Read First?



Anytime you approach something new and big, it can be intimidating trying to figure out where to start. This video is about simplifying that.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Precious Seed

“Unless a grain of wheat falls
into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if
it dies, it produces much grain.”
JOHN 12:24

Everything accomplished by way of the Cross brings the fullness of Christ and His Irresistible Kingdom into the heart of every person who believes that He “has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3). This great Gift of Christ has been deposited into the depth of the disciple the same way as a precious seed is buried into the soil. Contained within that seed is a bountiful harvest of rich fruit. But one does not plant a seed on Sunday morning and expect to find fruit on Monday.
The seed must surrender itself to the process of growth before it can mature into something that bears fruit. This amounts to a death, burial, and resurrection.

Source: "The Irresistible Kingdom" by Chip Brogden

Saturday, April 13, 2019

HISTORY OF RELIGION (Part 57): SUMMARY OF THE BIBLE



This video is a summary of what is in the Bible so you can understand the gospel. I want everyone to understand why you should surrender your life to Elohim & His will and believe in His Son Yahshua the Messiah.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Second Exodus: What is Jacob's Trouble & The 2nd Exodus? ISRAEL IN EXILE AGAIN? Underground 112



In this episode, Joel Richardson explores the little known, yet critical theme of the second exodus and the time of Jacob's Trouble. Will the current State of Israel experience another coming exile? What is "the second Exodus"? Is the current regathering of Israel the final regathering, or is another yet to come? Find out in this important Bible study.

Mafia Church - Frank Viola

Interesting and entertaining way of looking at how "Church" is supposed to be!


Sunday, April 7, 2019

Does God Make you Rich? AoC Network



Does God give us wealth? Does He mind if we are rich? Or are believers to take the Vow of Poverty? This video BIBLICALLY explains what the bible says about this. John Piper is featured sharing light on this subject as well! ENJOY! If you appreciate the video please share!

Are Churches in America being Infiltrated? - Trevor Louden Interview



But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8)

Friday, April 5, 2019

HISTORY OF RELIGION (Part 56): THE LAST CHAPTERS OF ACTS



Paul is still on his way to Rome to appeal to Caesar. This is the will of Elohim. We are now in the last 2 chapters of the written book of Acts. If you have followed this series from the beginning we started from the flood when Noah’s sons repopulated the earth, all the way to the history of Israel, the ministry of Yahshua, and now we have ended the history of the church as recorded in the Bible. I pray your understanding of the scriptures has grew.