Extra Thoughts

These essays will be more like a random blog post of thoughts, that might not be–at the time–meant for a book, but might later on.

Recent Extra Thoughts.

  • There Is No Essential “Me” Left - To sound pious one fool quoted Romans 7 where Paul says, “in me nothing good lives,” to suggest that Christians cannot look inward to see glory, honor, righteousness and immortality.   First Paul was referring to a hypothetical typical Jew, and not to himself after being born from above. Mistaking this for Paul after being […]
  • The Path of Faith & the Spirit - It just dawned on me, that when I learned about (or that God personally taught me) God’s sovereignty and occasionalism and decrees, was when I was a teenage and had never heard of John Calvin or any reformation. It was a time I was praying in tongues and experiencing the anointing presence of God, and […]
  • Only Believe - “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.”– Jesus Faith and fear do not exist in the same place together. This is why Jesus said, “only believe.” Some have a mixture of faith and fear, and thus, their faith is not pure and only partial. Partial faith will get partial results, because of […]
  • A Disciplined Son, Sitting In His Room, In His Father’s House - What is the fear of the Lord? The fear of the lord is defined by its context. At times is simply means to worship the lord, as Jesus quotes to the devil. But at times it means awful dread of judgment. And lastly it can mean, as a legitimate son, to fear the discipline (not […]
  • Flooding the Gospel with Funding - 2 Corinthians 8:9 NLT, “You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 LEB, “And God is able to cause all grace to abound to you, so that in everything […]
  • FAITH QUOTES - “You can’t leave up to God, what God has left up to you.” - Keith Moore
  • YOU Have The Ability, If YOU Believe - The father was asking about Jesus’ ability, and Jesus turns around and says there is ability to heal here; however, it lies with you and your faith.
  • Submit To Being A Sinner, Or to God’s Command? - “If God be our sovereign, we ought to subscribe to his afflicting will without debates. . . . It is God’s part to inflict, and the creature’s part to submit. . . . It is an unreasonable thing not to leave God to the exercise of his own dominion.” — Stephen Charnock I saw this […]
  • Scripture: Sufficient to Condemn John MacArthur & Justin Peters - Why is it so automatic for them to start with a “human” speculation and “human” superstition? 
  • Think On These Things: Think on Healing & Miracles - Thoughts of healing are commendable, and they are excellence of character. Thoughts of healing are praiseworthy.
  • God will boast about you! - Rather than you wasting time boasting about men, with faith, God will use His time to boast about you.
  • Sub-human Animal Dumb - “The… female ostrich… Indeed, it leaves its eggs to the earth, and it lets them be warmed on the ground, and it forgets that a foot might crush an egg, and a wild animal might trample it. It deals cruelly with its young ones, as if they were not its own, as if without fear […]
  • Vincent Cheung & Our Loyalty to the Reformation - Why should I care about your Reformation heritage...
  • The Human Ministry of Jesus Empowered by The Spirit - 10,000 more times apply a correct doctrine of the incarnation than all the Reformed tradition and books, and churches combined
  • God Commands Us To Get Healing - This is what it means to say, “God’s will,” be done in my life--it means obeying His commands like Jesus Christ did.
  • The Spirit tells our spirit about the …..? - we also keep focusing on devotions and faith, because the Spirit is relentless in directing our hearts to all the good and free things available to us in Christ.
  • God Wants To Exalt His Elect - God exalting you with grace and love is His plan. Do not doubt, only believe.
  • Devil Victimized People with Sickness But God Healed Them - The devil made people sick. God made them well. The devil victimized people with sickness. God destroyed the work of the devil by healing and loosing these oppressed people from Satan’s power. Jesus was the stronger One; He bound and plundered the devil’s house. They begged him to let the sick touch at least the […]
  • Scripture Uses God’s Transcendence to Shove His Nearness In Your Heart - I was re-reading this essay from Vincent below. It struck a chord in my mind because I had recently read a passage of Scripture in Ephesians 3 that said and concluded the same thing. First the quote from Vincent, “Those who claim to provide a God-centered theology are often proud of their theological prowess, but […]
  • God Proving His Love For You Is the Gospel, not you proving your love for God. - The gospel is not your love for God, but God's demonstration of love to you.
  • The Importance of Spiritual Growth - I have come to experience the love that God has for me, and it makes me want to love others more.
  • Love Never fails – To Heal by Miraculous Power - For those who do not have great heavenly powers of the baptism of the Spirit, Spiritual Gifts, Faith to move mountains, and are practiced in manifesting the Anointing Presence of God, this chapter of love is not applicable to them, or at the very least, it is mostly not applicable to them.
  • Calvin Institutes, And God Being the Cause of All Things - Here ‘will’ is improperly confounded with precept, though it is obvious, from innumerable examples, that there is the greatest difference between them.
  •  Desire vs Faith - Because the “foundation” is not us, but GOD, we have the confidence to read God’s promises, and confess them knowing God will renew and strengthen us, so that soon the doubts will be gone and an indomitable faith remains.
  • Jesus: “You Have Heard it Said…” - Jesus: You have heard it said, “if you ask, you might or might not get it, depending on God’s will.” However, I say to you, “If you ask you will receive, if seek you will find, and if you knock the door will be open.”
  • Obedience Proves you Understand the Scripture - If your pastors and favorites theologians do not have such ethics in their life, they do not give Scriptural proof they understand God’s sovereignty, or biblical epistemology as well as they claim
  • Prayer of Petition VS Dedication: When prayer becomes Non-prayer - We learn an important lesson: one type of prayer will negate the other. You are doing one or the other.
  •   Jesus Does the Marvelous “Works,” that the Father Does.   - [This section is from the “Works of God” section, from my Systematic Theology book] …This mighty work of God is mirrored in Jesus Christ and His saving of the Elect. Indeed there are even two baptisms in the New Contract with Jesus. One for the removal of slavery and sins, and one for the power […]
  • Look Jesus! there are Crumbs: YOU SAID IT, NOT ME - Your faith must treat God's every promise with this level of importance, or you are not a Christian.
  • Sola Scriptura: The Soiled Diaper of the Reformation - The Reformation took the idea of only standing on Scripture for knowledge and soiled it with empiricism and tradition. Sola scriptura is now God’s target practice.
  • Vaccine: Lest We Offend Them. - Faith in God's promises gives me the freedom to not give unnecessary offense, which Jesus often did. Without faith in God to do what He promised, then one is always limited and enslaved to circumstances.
  • “God’s Plan is to answer Your Plan” - I saw this quote today, “do not pray for God to bless your plan; rather, pray for God’s plan.” If this was the case, then there would have been no enlarged tent for Jabez(What does this have to do with “gospel centered? “God blessed Him anyway.), no healing King Hezekiah, no son for Hannah or […]
  • Sola Scripture or Sola Circumstances? - The love of God in giving promises for help does not negate our accountability and responsibility in obeying them.
  • The Confidence to Receive our Requests - John is doing the same here. He is not limiting, but expanding our hope of answers to prayer and making the requirements so easy to get.
  • Father, Give us our Eschatology Bread - If Jesus taught how to pray for our daily bread, then Caleb has also taught us how to pray for our eschatology bread.
  • Pagan-Level-Seeking Wealth - They had so much pagan-level-seeking wealth, the could easily make the tabernacle and the whole system that went with it.
  • The Pinnacle of a Spiritual Life - Whether he realizes it or not, this is the high intellectualism that bible teaches.
  • Jesus became Our Poverty, We become His Prosperity Today - Our poverty became His, and His riches becomes ours. Paul says this is for the church today, and not merely in heaven.
  • Christian Intelligence Is the Only Intelligence - The Christian is so superior and privileged by God as their Father, that only they are intelligent, wise and full of understanding
  • God promises to be a GOOD FATHER - Pay close attention to the word "Good."
  • Enemies of person Vs Enemies of the Gospel Ministry - If someone disagrees with our Christian worldview, then there is no greater hate they can show us. Likewise, by affirming their worldview is false, we hate them in the greatest possible way.
  • Live by Faith, Not Atheism - This is empiricism, which is the starting point for atheism. It is the starting axiom for all human philosophy. It is Satan’s axiom.
  • Word of Faith Confession. - One of the things I would tell my younger self, would be to do more devotional material and do weekly, if not daily word of faith confessions over God’s promises. To do them and never stop.  Below, is a WOF confession I do regularly.  I would encourage you to do this, if you are not […]
  • When God’s Will, Is Turned into Demonic Divination - We are not dealing with the difference about God’s Will, and its 2 ways the bible uses it, which is causality and command; this has already been dealt with. In addition, Vincent has already done a great article, demonstration the focus of the Bible about healing and such is not the Will of God, but […]
  • Help the Sick, By Giving Them a Smile? - You do not strengthen and bless the hungry (to take their fear away), by giving them a smile and words of comfort. You bless them, by giving them food.
  • Where are You; I’ll Pick You Up? - They can cry out to God for help, who sits on His throne of unmerited favor, and they can hear, through faith in His decrees and commands, “My dear child, where are you? I will pick you up.”
  • By Power, They Testified About Power - "And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection."
  • You Are Righteousness, For Believing I Will Prosper You - Abraham: OK, I believe You are able. God points His finger at Abraham and says: "righteousness."
  • Announcing the Lord’s Death - The main aspect of the Lord’s Supper, about the “body” of Jesus, is not the positive aspect of what we receive; rather, it is about the negative aspect of all the negative things Jesus body received for us!.
  • Devil Victimized People with Sickness, God Healed Them - Jesus was the stronger One; He bound and plundered the devil's house.
  • Let God’s Favor Be On You, as it is in Heaven - Sure, it means more than this, but not less than (this is the important part).
  • Let Man’s Will be Done on Earth - Jesus says, “let man’s will be done,” in essence.
  • James: FAITH vs Unbelief    - Do demons really “believe in God?” If they truly assented to God’s INFINITE power, then why did they side with Satan, thinking they could defeat INFINITE POWER?
  • Make us One Lord: Is to Have What You Pray For - My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you... abide in My LOVE
  • No one is that dumb and evil, right? - people do not play that silly game with any other aspect of reality, but they do so with God and His Word
  • No Threshold too High or too Low, for God’s Policy of Favor - I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, […]
  • When all Else Fails, Attack God with Ad Hominem Fallacies - ad hominem attack, as odd as it seems, against the apostle Paul.
  • Me: “I am what I am” - Yahweh: "I AM that I AM" Me: "I am what I am."
  • Snake Basterds & Loving your Neighbor as Yourself - Jesus did this while, “born under the law” (Galatians 4:4). Jesus, right after name calling the Jews as “liars,” and “Sons of Satan,” asked if anyone can prove He has sinned?
  • Fear Contradicts Faith - "Anxiety is fear. When you are in fear it means you don't believe God." Bill Winston
  • Biblical Politics! - How the does Bible demonstrate what is the Christian way to deal with Politics? . The disciples prayed Psalm 2 to the Father, and moralized it to ask God to give them healings, miracles and abundant spiritual powers to “judge” the government. God responded back, “It’s all yours,” by giving then what they asked. The […]
  • Seek Yahweh and His strength - recognize that the Lord is [valuable] and strong.
  • “God’s Will,” – Is, A Fish for Fish - Our lives are even connected right up next to the Power, because our lives are connected to the valuable Person who sits at the Power’s right hand.
  • The Tree of Endless Power of Life - God said, "This tree of Abraham’s blessings is yours to freely eat by unmerited favor.” Satan, “did God really say that?"
  • Jesus: “I Am Surrounded by Perverts!” - so that even their shadows were more effective in ministry than entire churches today will ever be
  • The Eye of Yahweh is Watching for Those Who… - How eager must God be to help, if He is already standing on the watch tower, peering over and actively looking and scanning.
  • “…I will Be YOUR GOD, & you will be MY PEOPLE…” - As Vincent points out the obvious (which I had not myself considered carefully), a contract is about avoiding the whole situation of a “case by case” issue.
  • Faith, The First Theology: “God did Say?” - This of course is foolishness to them, because they seek a human starting point, not a God starting point.
  • Stop Humping on Empiricism for a Moment - To take any other view is equal to accusing the Holy Spirit of making a mistake in quoting His own prediction
  • Share the Same Blessing Abraham Received - So all who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of his faith. (3:9)   Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith.(3:14)   For if the inheritance […]