Archive for December, 2007

Faith Under Fire with Lee St: DEFINING THE TRUTH

Posted by Gabriel (G²) on December 29, 2007


This is a video dealing with the issue of DIFFERENCES/TRUTH. The two men who are speaking are GREG KHOUL (from “STAND TO REASON” ministries) and DEEPACK CHOOPRA , and the conversation is primarily dealing with the FUTURE OF FAITH and how to DEFINE TRUTH.

Going along with that, here’s another video by one of my favorite apologetists, Ravi Zacharias. This is one of his video teachings on the issue of proving the EXISTENCE OF GOD:

Part 2


Part 3


Pat 4



Part 5

Part 6

For anotther clip of Brother Ravi, here’s something where he adresses the question of whether or not God can violate your will:



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ISAIAH 6: Have you been humbled before the Glory of God?

Posted by Gabriel (G²) on December 29, 2007


         This is a video sermon by Pastor Yang Tuck Yoong, who is a pastor of “Cornerstone Church” in Singapoore.  I decided to post this due to how often we forget the simple principle that only in living in light of God’s majesty can we live the way we’re called to live fully. Seeing the Lord and listening to the praise of the angels, Isaiah realized that he was unclean before God, with no hope of measuring up to God’s standard of Holiness. Isaiah’sm lofty view of God in Isaiah 6:1-4 shows that when we recognize how great our God is, how sinful we are, and the extent of God’s forgiveness, we recieve power to do His Work

Also, if anyone’s interested, consider this video (which deals with the issue of creating an ATMOSPHERE that God’ll be PLEASED TO MOVE IN) 


This one is paticularly strong for me, seeing that the question of “Where are the miracles?” and “Why don’t we see things like in Acts anymore?” are constantly brought up and yet the question of FAITH/BELIEF is never brought up……and as the Word says, there were a MYRIAD OF TIMES where JESUS SAID THAT ONE’S FAITH/BELIEF HAD HEALED THEM.

Even in Mark 6:4-6, the Word seems to indicate that there are things one can do that’ll make God displeased/unwilling to do the MIRACLOUS, for Jesus could’ve done greater miracles in Nazareth, but he CHOSE NOT TO because of the people’s pride/unbelief,. The miracles he did had little effect on the people because they did not accept his message or believe he was from God.

Therefore, Jesus looked elsewhere, seeking those who would respond to his miracles and message…….and the same thing seems to be happening REPEATEDLY ALL OVER THE WORLD, where many other nations are seeing the POWER OF GOD AT WORK IN THEIR MINISTRIES and helping to BRING PEOPLE TO CHRIST while many churches in AMERICA are seeing nothing…..and even many CHURHCES IN AMERICA have seen things becsuae of their willingness to simply ask believe and obey the Lord.

Will share more later, but I Pray that everyone enjoys the video (though it’s about 27 MINutes long, it’s worth the view). Peace……..

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The CROSS: Powerful Video Taking people back to the Purpose of the Cross

Posted by Gabriel (G²) on December 28, 2007


Pray that everyone enjoys this…….

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Powerful Sermon regarding Joel Olsteen’s Message with Paul Washers & the Gospel

Posted by Gabriel (G²) on December 26, 2007

Way of the Master Radio Contrasts Joel Olsteen’s Message with Paul Washer’s…

Way of the Master Radio Contrasts Joel Olsteen’s Message with Paul Washer’s… (Part 2)

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REMEMBER THE CROSS (and everything else that happened PRIOR TO IT): Examining the true meaning behind the phrase “Jesus SHED HIS BLOOD FOR ME””

Posted by Gabriel (G²) on December 25, 2007

Jesus shed His Blood for me…….”And though that’s a true statement, I believe that the phrase has been so ovesused that many people have come to not understand the FULL REALITY of what that truly means. Have you ever wondered why many of the pictures depicting the death of Christ seem to show Him as only having a couple droplets of blood trickling down His Face>? Or why even in the scenes where He was beaten, he still seems recognizable and somewhat alright? Honestly, I don’t think many people truly comprehend the true HORROR of what the Lord went through on the Cross…..and moreover, ALL OF THE HELL THAT OCCURED BEFORE THAT.

Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

3 He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
Like one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.

8 By oppression [a] and judgment he was taken away.
And who can speak of his descendants?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was stricken. [b]

9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the LORD makes [c] his life a guilt offering,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.

11 After the suffering of his soul,
he will see the light of life [d] and be satisfied [e] ;
by his knowledge [f] my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, [g]
and he will divide the spoils with the strong, [h]
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.

1 Peter 2

19For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God. 20But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
22“He committed no sin,
and no deceit was found in his mouth.”[e] 23When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 24He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. 25For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.


Therefore, I have taken the liberty of posting some of the series that my church did on the subject. I remember hearing of the information when I was only 12, and I kid you not, IT TRULY SHOOK ME UP…….and helped me to realize the COST OF MY SIN that MY SAVIOR TOOK UP. It’s entitled “The STORY: The last 24 hours of Jesus’s life before the Cross”.

I have also taken the liberty of posting this because this is the LAST TIME I PLAN ON WRITING ON THIS BLOG for AWHILE (AT LEAST TILL NEXT YEAR).There are some things that I realize I need to be seeking the Lord in currently and I need to therefore take a break from some things. So I WANTED TO LEAVE OFF ON A GOOD NOTE…..and with some powerful things for everyone to consider



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Posted by Gabriel (G²) on December 25, 2007

John 8:32And YE shall know the truth…and the TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE…..

 And with that said, allow me to please present you with Pure Life Ministries:

For more this information on the subject:


Also, here’s some more nuggets to listen to:

http://www.purelifeministries.org/audio-player.cfm?mediatitle=Church People on Broadway&media_id=http://www.purelifeministries.org/resources/Purelife/Audio_Files/Sermons/Steve_Gallagher/S07OSG0910_The_Church_on_Broadway.mp3 People on Broadway&media_id=http://www.purelifeministries.org/resources/Purelife/Audio_Files/Sermons/Steve_Gallagher/S07OSG0910_The_Church_on_Broadway.mp3

For those wondering what the above link is about, this message deals with how Jesus concluded His fabulous Sermon on the Mount with four parables-each contrasting the fate of genuine saints with that of false Christians. In this powerful message, Steve vividly paints a picture of the horror psuedo-believers will experience at Judgement when they hear the terrifying words, “Depart from Me…”

      The message is by Mr.Steve Gallagher, who is the leader of a POWERFUL MINISTRY that has GREATLY HELPED ME (paticularly in my personal battles with SEXUAL SIN) called “PURE LIFE MINISTRIES”. To go to the website, click here:


          Mr.Gallagher is the author of a book entitled “At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry”


And in my humble opinion, the book is one of the most BIBLICALLY-ACCURATE & SOUND BOOKS ON THE ISSUE OF DEALING WITH SEXUAL TEMPTATION that I KNOW OF. There are others of course, but for today I wanted to highlight this one. For this is one which I read during my senior year of Highschool……where I nearly FLUNKED OUT OF HIGHSCHOOL DUE TO BE IMMERSED TO HARD-CORE  PORNAGRAPHY during finals week and not studying because of how I was investigating it NIGHT AFTER NIGHT……and all of this while I was claiming to be for Christ. I had been involved/battling the issue for about several years (got exposed early when I was 3 too) and though there were times I was trying to come out of it, I often fell back into it and wondered “WHY>????””…..and this book was something the Lord used mightly to open my eyes to many of the Biblical Truths that I never realized before….

For those out there who may be dealing with sexual sin & either questioning things or wondering what to do next, I’d humbly suggest listening to this sermon as well:

 The Assurance of Salvation (0:52:48)


     In their own words, “You will never have assurance of your faith by relying on experiences or feelings. This confidence can only come from Scripture. Steve leads the listener through six clear-cut proofs of faith provided in the book of First John, “so that you may know that you have eternal life.” True believers need not fear; those who fail the test have every reason to be alarmed! “…… 

 Also, to go along with that, please consider listening to this:


          In this message, Jeff Colón (who used to be a pastor & FULLY INVOLVED iN A HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIP, but was saved/delivered from it) shares one how Christians will never fervently seek God for repentance and for a greater filling of Himself until we fully understand the true weight of sin and affect it has in our lives. Unexposed sin devours our soul until it is confessed and forsaken; and in that place of brokeness is life and freedom.

Again, I’d highly suggest that everyone visiting the site would please consider investigating the ministry of these mighty men of God. It has greatly been used of the Lord to empower/change my life in my own personal battles (patiularly, regarding pornagraphy, etc)….and in case anyone has an issue with what they’re trying to be about, consider this:

My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.” (James 5:19)

       In a time where APOSTASY is promised, this Scripture should be taken ALOT MORE SERIOUSLY………  And for an interesting article on the subject, please investigate this:



Pray that it blesses you….and may we be changed for the Gospel……

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LAUGH!!!( Part 2): Taking ya back down Memory Road Again…..

Posted by Gabriel (G²) on December 24, 2007

To make sure that people felt light-hearted on the site (and due to fact that I’m in a bit of a silly mood right now & that I LIKE TO LAUGH), wanted to take ya’ll back to the old days (and for those wondering “Ain’t you 21yrs?”, please realize that yes I was born in the late 80’s….and I was a child of the 90’s….but you best believe that my parents were OLD SCHOOL 100% so most and I got exposed to plenty of the culture that was the 70’S…..)..
Yes, Sis Mav, if you’re out there, this one’s for you & D and the dancing ya’ll were able to do back in the day:

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Don’t say The “R” Word!!!: Why Repentance seems to be a BY-WORD/FORGOTTEN TERM none wish to speak on……

Posted by Gabriel (G²) on December 24, 2007

Before Beginning, I’d like for everyone to please consider this:




Going back to the issue of REPENTANCE, here’s a good example of how the Word nowadays is being taught less and less. Consider this:

This is the clip of the BULLHORN METHOD used by ROB BELL from the EMERGENT CHURCH:

Now, of course I would’ve prefered that the clip be a full segment since one could better see the context of what he was discussing. It could’ve been in the context of people continually preaching but never developing relationship with the people I’m talking to. But in that case, you can always go to the NOOMA website to get a better view of what I mean (which has the videos which are longer):


On the video of “BULLHORN” is this explanation of where they’re trying to come from:[quote]

God loves everyone, so a Christian should, too. In fact, Jesus said that the most important thing in life is to love God with everything we’ve got and love others the same way. But it’s not always easy to love everyone around us, is it? Sometimes we strongly disagree with other people’s political views, religious beliefs, behaviors, or something else, and it makes it hard to love them when we feel like we’re right and they’re very wrong. But Jesus doesn’t separate loving God and loving others. So maybe the best way for us to show our love for God is actually by loving other people no matter how hard it sometimes is. Maybe it’s the only way.
[/quote] For further research on Mr.Bell, I’d humbly suggest that everyone visit here to study more on the issue (though be prepared, as much of it is very in-depth/informative)





Moving on, here’s a humourous yet sobering critique of the BULLHORN method that is being used by ROB BELL



If you watched the clip, you saw how it was a satire…but VERY ON POINT. Compare what Mr.Bell says on the issue of preaching about sin & hell with how Jesus feels about it and you’ll quickly see that there’s TWO different mentalities on the issue. PREACHING ON REPENTANCE/TURNING FROM ONE’S SINS WAS NEVER AN ISSUE WITH CHRIST……..


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SEEK MY FACE (GOD’S): Teachings on the Presence of God by David Ravenhill

Posted by Gabriel (G²) on December 24, 2007

Psalm 16:11

You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.Psalm 16

Psalm 21:6
Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.

Psalm 21

Psalm 27

Of David.

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evil men advance against me
to devour my flesh, [a]
when my enemies and my foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.

3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then will I be confident.

4 One thing I ask of the LORD,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.

5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
and set me high upon a rock.

6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the LORD.

7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD;
be merciful to me and answer me.

8 My heart says of you, “Seek his [b] face!”
Your face, LORD, I will seek.

Psalm 51:11
Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. (Psalm 51)

Psalm 84

1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD Almighty!

2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.

3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.

4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.

5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.

6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools. [b]

7 They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.

8 Hear my prayer, O LORD God Almighty;
listen to me, O God of Jacob.

9 Look upon our shield, [c] O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.

10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.

12 O LORD Almighty,
blessed is the man who trusts in you

Exodus 33:5-25

5 For the LORD had said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites, ‘You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go with you even for a moment, I might destroy you. Now take off your ornaments and I will decide what to do with you.’ ” 6 So the Israelites stripped off their ornaments at Mount Horeb.

The Tent of Meeting

7 Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” Anyone inquiring of the LORD would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. 8 And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. 9 As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the LORD spoke with Moses. 10 Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to his tent. 11 The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.

Moses and the Glory of the LORD

12 Moses said to the LORD, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ 13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.” 14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”

17 And the LORD said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”

18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

1 Chronicles 16:11

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.

Psalm 27:8

My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.

Psalm 27:7-9 (in Context) Psalm 27

Psalm 105:4

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.

Psalm 105:3-5 (in Context) Psalm 105 (Whole Chapter)

Psalm 132:3-5

3 “I will not enter my house
or go to my bed-4 I will allow no sleep to my eyes,
no slumber to my eyelids,5 till I find a place for the LORD,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”Psalm 132

With that said, here are some clips from one of the revivalists that I really enjoy listening to. His name is David Ravenhill (whose father is a man by the name of Leonard Ravenhill……..) and the man’s very much an inspiration to me regarding seeking after the Lord/experiencing the prescence of God in one’s life.

On the issue of Habitation and Visitation. This one deals with the issue of how Prayer revolves around our needs; praise revolves around the answers to our prayers, but worship revolves around God alone. God is worthy of thanksgiving and worship, not for anything else, but simply for Who He is. He has an eternal longing to dwell with His people and desires not just to visit us but to establish His throne in every aspect of our daily lives. «”


On the issue of The PRESENCE OF GOD


This sermon deals with the issue of how “Man commonly focus on the parts rather than the whole. As such, there is a tendency for Christians to over-emphasize a particular truth rather than the whole counsel of God. All these truths are found in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. The thing that sets us apart from the world is the Presence of God in our midst, and it is His Presence that we should seek after. Let it not be said of us as it is in Job 26:14 that “these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him?

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BOOK REVIEW (by Joshua Harris): “Why I’m not Emergent”

Posted by Gabriel (G²) on December 22, 2007

  Hey Everyone……just wanting to post an EXCERPT from Joshua Harri’s site ON a new Book he has recently read. In His Words:


New Book: Why We’re Not Emergent


My friend Justin Taylor, shot me an email this past week about a new book by Kevin Deyoung and Ted Kluck entitled Why We’re Not Emergent. I don’t normally get excited about books coming from a “we’re not that” perspective, but from what I’ve read on the book’s website, these guys seem to be striking a helpful tone. The promotional description reads:

“You can be young, passionate about Jesus Christ, surrounded by diversity, engaged in a postmodern world, reared in evangelicalism and not be an emergent Christian. In fact, I want to argue that it would be better if you weren’t.”
The Emergent Church is a strong voice in today’s Christian community. And they’re talking about good things: caring for the poor, peace for all men, loving Jesus. They’re doing church a new way, not content to fit the mold. Again, all good. But there’s more to the movement than that. Much more.

Kevin and Ted are two guys who, demographically, should be all over this movement. But they’re not. And Why We’re Not Emergent gives you the solid reasons why. From both a theological and an on-the-street perspective, Kevin and Ted diagnose the emerging church. They pull apart interviews, articles, books, and blogs, helping you see for yourself what it’s all about.

And here’s a strong quote from the free sample chapter that they make available on their site:

I’m convinced that a major problem with the emerging church is that they refuse to have their cake and eat it to. The whole movement seems to be built on reductionistic, even modernistic, either-or categories. They pit information versus transformation, believing versus belonging, and propositions about Christ versus the Person of Christ. The emerging church will be a helpful corrective against real, and sometimes perceived, abuses in evangelicalism when they discover the genius of the “and,” and stop forcing us to accept half-truths. Carl Henry is right: “The antithesis of ‘person-revelation’ and ‘proposition-revelation’ can only result in an equally unscriptural contrast of personal faith with doctrinal belief. It is now often said that belief in Christ is something wholly different from belief in truths or propositions. But to lose intelligible revelation spells inescapable loss of any supernatural authorized doctrinal assertions concerning God.”
It is possible for Christians to esteem the Bible wrongly and equate the Bible with God. But it is not possible for Christians to esteem the Bible too highly. Every word in every sentence in every proposition or command or question in the Bible is inspired by God, authoritative, trustworthy, true, useful, and aids our joy in God. Despite their differing interpretations on some matters, Christians of various theological stripes in all ages have believed wholeheartedly in this previous sentence. My hope is that emerging Christians are not departing from it.

For every fundamentalist who loves the Bible more than Christ, I’m willing to bet there is one emergent Christian who honors the Bible less than Christ did. I fear that what starts out as a fancy way of coupling postmodern jargon with biblical authority quickly leads to a loss of confidence in the word of God—a lost confidence that prevents preachers and evangelists from establishing doctrine, ethics, and gospel truth with the words “It is written.”

The book won’t be released until April, but in the meantime, you can read the free sample chapter or pre-order it.

Again, for anyone who’s interested, you can go to Pastor Harris’s Site here to get the full 411:

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