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Wednesday, October 31, 2012



(This blog posting will remain for a period of seven days.)


Matthew 24:24
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

II Timothy 3:13
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

II Thessalonians 2:1-12 KJV
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only He who now letteth will let, until He be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

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Our Lord told His followers....

Matthew 7:15-21 KJV
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.

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Romans 13:11-14 KJV
11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Prayer Request-Christians in Kaduna Nigeria

Prayer Request: Christians in Kaduna Nigeria.

Eight Nigerian Christians killed, and more than 100 people injured, by one car bomber.
On Sunday October 28th, a car loaded with explosives by a suicide bomber, drove up to the packed Kuduna St. Rita Church setting of his bomb.

Once again the Islamist terror group Boko Haram is thought to be behind the evil act.

During 2012, Boko Haram attacks on Christian churches have intensified.
Hundreds have been seriously injured, and scores, dead.
Boko Haram is intent on establishing an Islamist government in Nigeria.

Military Task Force spokeman, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa has said that Boko Haram is receiving funding from foreign terrorist organizations for the carrying out their attacks.

Task Force, information received, indicates that Boko Haram terrorists plan to attack civilian and military locations in Borone State, during the upcoming Sallah celebrations.

Christians are leaving the area, fearing more violence.
Boko Haram terrorist attacks, have left some 3,000 dead since 2009, with dozens injured and killed in riots between Muslims and Christians.

Dear Christian friend, please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Nigeria, unbelievable persecution has been going on there now for some time.


Matthew 5:10-12 KJV
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Acts 5:40-42 KJV
40 "...and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.
42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 11:32-40 KJV
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.


Exodus 2:24 KJV (God heard Israel's groaning.)
And God heard their groaning..."

Acts 10:4 KJV (An angel speaks to Cornelius.)
"...And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

II Timothy 1:3 KJV (Apostle Paul)
I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

I Peter 3:12 KJV
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Revelation 5:8 NLT
And when He took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.

Revelation 8:3,4 KJV
3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spiritual Protection

Bible Questions Answered:
“ friends are scaring me, they have dabbled with Ouija boards, and automatic writings and other things. My girlfriend says she has things flying across her bedroom at night, at that she hears voices. I don't want any part of these things, but I am scared, what do I do to be free of all this stuff?”
Lee/ Birmingham, England (United Kingdom)

Bible Answer:
There is one, and only one way to be protected against the evil one and all his minions! And that is to be a child of God, where He is your protector.
If you haven't accepted the Lord Jesus Christ, God's eternal Son, as your Savior, do so now.

John 3:14-17 KJV
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

Acts 2:21 KJV
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Salvation Prayer:   Salvation Prayer

II Thessalonians 3:3 NLT
But the Lord is faithful; He will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.

Claim that promise, and thank the Lord, that He will!

Ephesians 6:10-18 NLT (Outfitted, as God's conquering soldier.)
10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.
11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.
12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.

(Seven, important items of protection.)
14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.
15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.
16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.
17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

  1. The belt of Truth. Defense, self protection. (Ephesians 3:16 KJV That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;
  2. The body armor of God's righteousness. Defense.
  3. The Peace that comes from the Good News. Defense.
  4. The shield of faith. Defense.
  5. Salvation as your helmet. Defense.
  6. The Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Offense, aggression against the enemy.
    (II Samuel 22:40 KJV For thou hast girded me with strength to battle..."
  7. Pray in the Spirit. Offense. (Luke 10:19 KJV Behold, I give unto you power...over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.)
The Lord has promised to protect His children!

II Chronicles 16:9 KJV
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him..."

Psalm 34:7 KJV
The Angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them.

Psalm 91:4 NLT (See the blog posting The Mother Love of God:..  Mother-Love
He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

Psalm 125:2 NLT
Just as the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people, both now and forever.

Isaiah 41:10 KJV
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.

As a child of God, confess God's faithful promises.

Exodus 15:2 NLT
The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise Him— my father’s God, and I will exalt Him!

Psalm 28:8 KJV
The Lord is their strength..."

Psalm 46:1 KJV
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 73:25,26 KJV
25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bible Lesson: Miracles Of The Old Testament: Fire From Heaven Consumes Aaron's Sons.

Bible Lesson: Miracles Of The Old Testament: Fire From Heaven Consumes Aaron's Sons.

Occasion: Strange Fire Offered.

Location: Sinai.

Bible Text:
Leviticus 10:1-3 NLT
1 Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu put coals of fire in their incense burners and sprinkled incense over them. In this way, they disobeyed the Lord by burning before Him the wrong kind of fire, different than He had commanded.
2 So fire blazed forth from the Lord’s presence and burned them up, and they died there before the Lord.
3 Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord meant when He said,
I will display My holiness through those who come near Me. I will display My glory before all the people.’”And Aaron was silent.

What exactly was the sin of Nadab and Abihu, Aarons oldest sons?
They had used “strange fire” (Fire from a common source.) fire not taken from the Altar of Burnt Offerings (Brazen Altar), for their incense burning, as they were trained to do.

Fire from the Brazen Altar, spoke of the bloody sacrifice there, it was to be thee only fire that would propel incense heaven word!

Fire from the Brazen Altar, spoke of the bloody sacrifice of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Hebrews 12:29 KJV
For our God is a consuming fire.
By His power, our prayers ascend up to the throne of God!

For using forbidden “strange fire,” God immediately judged Nadab and Abihu by death.
Why was this so important?

It was because .. .
Hebrews 8:5 NLT (Earthly Priests and their offerings...)
They serve in a system of worship that is only a copy, a shadow of the real one in heaven. For when Moses was getting ready to build the Tabernacle, God gave him this warning: “Be sure that you make everything according to the pattern I have shown you here on the mountain.”

Leviticus 10:8,10 NLT
8 Then the Lord said to Aaron,
10 You must distinguish between what is sacred and what is common..."

Incense burning was done at the golden altar, which represented the prayers of God's people, before the veil, and the holy of holies with its ark of the covenant, representing the presence of God.

Everything regarding prayer is important and sacred!

Psalm 141:2 KJV
Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Revelation 8:1-4 KJV
1 And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

Moses warned Israel:

Deuteronomy 4:2 KJV
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

Proverbs 30:6 KJV
Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Revelation 22:18,19 KJV
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

A lot of people today, would like to do things their own way and “design-their-own-religion.”
Sorry, that just won't work.
That kind of theology, Nadab and Abihu, would tell you ends in judgment and death.

We may not add to, nor take away from “thus saith the Lord.”

Hebrews 10:31 KJV
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Bible Questions Answered:
“ I was always taught that redemption was through the Eucharist.”
Burian/ L'viv Ukraine (L'viv'ska Oblast)

Bible Answer:
Oh how men would love to work their way to heaven, but that simply cannot be done. Be they parishioner, pedagogue, or prelate, none, may work their way to heaven!

Salvation, not by works (religious or otherwise.)

Isaiah 64:6 KJV
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Isaiah 64:6 NLT
We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags.
Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.

John 1:12,13 KJV
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Romans 3:23 KJV
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:1 KJV
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Romans 11:6 NLT
And since it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s grace would not be what it really is—free and undeserved.

Galatians 2:16,21 KJV
16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Galatians 3:11 KJV
But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

Ephesians 2:8,9 KJV
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Titus 3:4,5 KJV
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Titus 3:4,5 NLT
4 But—“When God our Savior revealed His kindness and love,
5 He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.

Salvation a free gift:

John 3:16 KJV
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 4:10 KJV
Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest The Gift Of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give Me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water.

Romans 3:24 KJV
Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Romans 5:15 NLT
But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious Gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and His Gift of forgiveness to many through this other Man, Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:23 KJV
For the wages of sin is death; but the Gift Of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 8:32 KJV
He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

Romans 11:6 NLT
And since it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s grace would not be what it really is—free and undeserved.

II Corinthians 9:15 KJV
Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable Gift.

Ephesians 2:8 KJV
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Christians redemption was complete, and accomplished on the cross of Christ.

Romans 3:24 KJV
Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 1:7 KJV
In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace;

Colossians 1:14 KJV
In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Hebrews 9:12 KJV
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Christ's sacrifice for sin, once and only once.

Hebrews 7:26-28 NLT
26 He is the kind of High Priest we need because He is holy and blameless, unstained by sin. He has been set apart from sinners and has been given the highest place of honor in heaven.
27 Unlike those other high priests, He does not need to offer sacrifices every day. They did this for their own sins first and then for the sins of the people. But Jesus did this once for all when He offered Himself as the sacrifice for the people’s sins.
28 The law appointed high priests who were limited by human weakness. But after the law was given, God appointed His Son with an oath, and His Son has been made the perfect High Priest forever.

Hebrews 9:24-28 NLT
24 For Christ did not enter into a holy place made with human hands, which was only a copy of the true one in heaven. He entered into heaven itself to appear now before God on our behalf.
25 And He did not enter heaven to offer Himself again and again, like the high priest here on earth who enters the Most Holy Place year after year with the blood of an animal.
26 If that had been necessary, Christ would have had to die again and again, ever since the world began. But now, once for all time, He has appeared at the end of the age to remove sin by His own death as a sacrifice.
27 And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment,
28 so also Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for Him.

Hebrews 10:8-14 NLT
8 First, Christ said, “You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings or burnt offerings or other offerings for sin, nor were you pleased with them” (though they are required by the law of Moses).
9 Then He said, “Look, I have come to do your will.” He cancels the first covenant in order to put the second into effect.
10 For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ,
once for all time.
11 Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins.
12 But our High Priest offered Himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then He sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand.
13 There He waits until His enemies are humbled and made a footstool under His feet.
14 For by that one offering He forever made perfect those who are being made holy.

I Peter 3:18 KJV
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Prayer As Incense

Bible Questions Answered:
“ is it our prayers be like smoke?”
Trishul/ Bangalore (Kamataka) India

Bible Answer:
Bible Text:
Revelation 5:6-14 NLT (Incense burnt at the throne of God.)
6 Then I saw a Lamb that looked as if it had been slaughtered, but it was now standing between the throne and the four living beings and among the twenty-four elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the sevenfold Spirit of God that is sent out into every part of the earth.
7 He stepped forward and took the scroll from the right hand of the one sitting on the throne.
8 And when He took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.
9 And they sang a new song with these words: “You are worthy to take the scroll and break its seals and open it.
For you were slaughtered, and your blood has ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.
10 And you have caused them to become a Kingdom of priests for our God. And they will reign on the earth.”
11 Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders.
12 And they sang in a mighty chorus: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered— to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.”
13 And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang: “Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.”
14 And the four living beings said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped the Lamb.

Incense was burnt in the temple.

Luke 1:8-10 NLT
8 One day Zechariah was serving God in the Temple, for his order was on duty that week.
9 As was the custom of the priests, he was chosen by lot to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and burn incense.
10 While the incense was being burned, a great crowd stood outside, praying.

The word incense, is taken from the Latin, meaning to burn.
Instructions concerning the burning of incense, and its recipe, came from God.

Exodus 30:1-10, 34-38 NLT (God gives Moses the Plans for the Incense Altar, in the desert tabernacle.)
1 “Then make another altar of acacia wood for burning incense*.
2 Make it 18 inches square and 36 inches high, with horns at the corners carved from the same piece of wood as the altar itself.
3 Overlay the top, sides, and horns of the altar with pure gold, and run a gold molding around the entire altar.
4 Make two gold rings, and attach them on opposite sides of the altar below the gold molding to hold the carrying poles.
5 Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
6 Place the incense altar just outside the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the Covenant, in front of the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement—that covers the tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant. I will meet with you there.
7 “Every morning when Aaron maintains the lamps, he must burn fragrant incense on the altar.
8 And each evening when he lights the lamps, he must again burn incense* in the Lord’s presence. This must be done from generation to generation.
9 Do not offer any unholy incense on this altar, or any burnt offerings, grain offerings, or liquid offerings.
10 “Once a year Aaron must purify the altar by smearing its horns with blood from the offering made to purify the people from their sin. This will be a regular, annual event from generation to generation, for this is the Lord’s most holy altar.”

Incense recipe.

34 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Gather fragrant spices—resin droplets, mollusk shell, and galbanum—and mix these fragrant spices with pure frankincense, weighed out in equal amounts.
35 Using the usual techniques of the incense maker, blend the spices together and sprinkle them with salt to produce a pure and holy incense.
36 Grind some of the mixture into a very fine powder and put it in front of the Ark of the Covenant, where I will meet with you in the Tabernacle. You must treat this incense as most holy.
37 Never use this formula to make this incense for yourselves. It is reserved for the Lord, and you must treat it as holy.
38 Anyone who makes incense like this for personal use will be cut off from the community.”

*Incense (verse 1) Hebrew: Qetoreth (Ket-o-reth): Sweet incense, perfume.
*Incense (verse 8) Hebrew: Qatar (Kaw-tar): To smoke, i.e. turn into fragrance by fire (especially as an act of worship): burn (incense, sacrifice) (upon), (altar for) incense offer (incense , a sacrifice).

What was the purpose of an altar of incense?
Incense was a sweet smelling odor, that ascended up to the sky.
It stood as an ever living reminder of “prayer.”

The prayers of God's people, ascend up to Him, as a sweet smelling perfume.

I Peter 5:7 KJV
Casting all your care upon Him (Prayer); for He careth for you.

Our prayers arise as a sweet aroma to God, when we as a people pray “non-selfishly, and according to His Word.

Psalm 141:1,2 NLT A psalm of David.
1 O Lord, I am calling to you. Please hurry! Listen when I cry to you for help!
2 Accept my prayer as incense offered to you, and my upraised hands as an evening offering.

Revelation 8:1-5 NLT (The Lamb of God, breaks the 7th seal.)
1 When the Lamb broke the seventh seal on the scroll, there was silence throughout heaven for about half an hour.
2 I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and they were given seven trumpets.
3 Then another angel with a gold incense burner came and stood at the altar. And a great amount of incense was given to him to mix with the prayers of God’s people as an offering on the gold altar before the throne.
4 The smoke of the incense, mixed with the prayers of God’s holy people, ascended up to God from the altar where the angel had poured them out.
5 Then the angel filled the incense burner with fire from the altar and threw it down upon the earth; and thunder crashed, lightning flashed, and there was a terrible earthquake.

Moses was told that Aaron, the high priest, was to offer incense upon the altar of incense once in the morning and again at evening.

Exodus 30:7,8 NLT
7 “Every morning when Aaron maintains the lamps, he must burn fragrant incense on the altar.
8 And each evening when he lights the lamps, he must again burn incense* in the Lord’s presence. This must be done from generation to generation.

Psalm 55:17 KJV
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice.

Daniel 6:10 KJV
Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

I Thessalonians 5:16-18 KJV
16 Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Morning Star

Bible Questions Answered:
“Who is the morning star?”
Janie/ Baltimore, Maryland U.S.A.

Bible Answer:

Bible Text:
Revelation 2:26-29 NLT
26 To all who are victorious, who obey Me to the very end, To them I will give authority over all the nations.
27 They will rule the nations with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.
28 They will have the same authority I received from My Father, and I will also give them
The Morning Star!
29 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what He is saying to the churches.

This is a promise, not only to the first century church of Thyatira, but to all those who love the Lord Jesus Christ, and His appearing.

The Morning Star is none other than the Lord Jesus.

Revelation 22:16 NLT
I, Jesus, have sent My Angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne. I am The Bright Morning Star.

Jesus, is The Light Of The World.

John 9:5 KJV
As long as I am in the world, I am The Light Of The World.

In the latest hour of worldly night, in the depth of it's dark sin and rebellion, brightly shines the Morning Star.

The Morning Star, there for all to see, there for all to find the Way to Life everlasting.

John 8:12 KJV
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am The Light Of The World: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have The Light of Life.

The Light Of The World:

Psalm 4:6 KJV
There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the Light of thy countenance upon us.

Psalm 18:28 KJV
For thou wilt Light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

Psalm 27:1 KJV
The LORD is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the Strength of my Life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 34:5 KJV
They looked unto Him, and were Lightened..."

Psalm 36:9 KJV
For with thee is The Fountain Of Life: in thy Light shall we see light.

Psalm 43:3 KJV
O send out thy Light and thy Truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy

Psalm 78:14 KJV
In the daytime also He led them with a Cloud, and all the night with a Light of fire.

Psalm 89:15 KJV
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the Light of thy countenance.

Psalm 112:4 KJV
Unto the upright there ariseth Light in the darkness: He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Psalm 119:105 KJV
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path.

Psalm 119:130 KJV
The entrance of thy words giveth Light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Proverbs 4:18 KJV
But the path of the just is as the shining Light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Proverbs 6:23 KJV
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is Light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of Life:

Proverbs 13:9 KJV
The Light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Proverbs 16:15 KJV
In the Light of the king's countenance is life..."

Isaiah 2:5 KJV
O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the Light of the LORD.

Isaiah 9:2 KJV
The people that walked in darkness have seen a Great Light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the Light shined.

Isaiah 42:16 KJV
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness Light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

Isaiah 60:1 KJV
Arise, shine; for thy Light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

Isaiah 60:19,20 KJV
19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an Everlasting Light, and thy God thy glory.
20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine Everlasting Light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

Matthew 4:16 KJV
The people which sat in darkness saw Great Light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death Light is sprung up.

Matthew 17:2 KJV
And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light.

Luke 1:78,79 KJV
78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the Dayspring (Jesus Christ) from on high hath visited us,
79 To give Light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Luke 2:32 KJV
A Light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

John 1:1-13 KJV
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In Him was Life; and the Life was the Light of men.
5 And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through Him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.
11 He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 3:19 KJV
And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than Light, because their deeds were evil.

John 5:35 KJV
He was a Burning and a Shining Light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in His Light.

John 8:12 KJV
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am The Light Of The World: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have The Light Of Life.

John 9:5 KJV
As long as I am in the world, I am The Light Of The World.

John 12:35 KJV
Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the Light with you. Walk while ye have The Light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

John 12:36 KJV
While ye have Light, believe in the Light, that ye may be the children of Light. These things spake Jesus..."

John 12:46
I am come a Light into the world, that whosoever believeth on Me should not abide in darkness.

Acts 26:13,15,18 KJV
13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a Light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
15 “‘Who are you, lord?’ I asked. “And the Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus...
18 to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to Light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins..."

Romans 2:19 KJV
"...a Guide of the blind, a Light of them which are in darkness,

II Corinthians 4:6
For God, who commanded the Light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:14
Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee Light.

I John 1:5,7
5 This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all.
7 But if we walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Revelation 21:23,24 KJV
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did Lighten it, and the Lamb is the Light thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the Light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it.

Revelation 22:5
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them Light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Beast From The Earth

Bible Questions Answered:
“......who or what is this beast from the earth?”
Brian/ Sacramento, California U.S.A.

Bible Answer:

Bible Text:
Revelation 13:11-18 NLT
11 Then I saw another beast come up out of the earth*. He had two horns like those of a lamb*, but he spoke with the voice of a dragon.
12 He exercised all the authority* of the first beast. And he required all the earth and its people to worship* the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed.
13 He did astounding miracles*, even making fire flash down to earth* from the sky while everyone was watching.
14 And with all the miracles he was allowed to perform on behalf of the first beast, he deceived all the people who belong to this world. He ordered the people to make a great statue of the first beast, who was fatally wounded and then came back to life*.
15 He was then permitted to give life* to this statue so that it could speak. Then the statue of the beast commanded that anyone refusing to worship it must die.
16 He required everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead*.
17 And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name.
18 Wisdom is needed here. Let the one with understanding solve the meaning of the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666.

Satan, at best is an imitator, the only original idea he has ever had was that of sin.
There is an evil trinity (Now where did that come from?).
Father, Satan the Devil, Lucifer.
Son, the coming Anti-Christ, possessed by the spirit of his father.
False Prophet, spiritual, false leader. (See, Revelation 16:13/ 19:20/20:10)

Revelation 17, describes a false religious system, which sits on seven hills (Verse 9), many interpret as being Rome, and its Papacy.

In these verses of Revelation 13:11-18 is describing the devils false imitation of God the Holy Spirit, the coming False Prophet, Satanic religious leader (Who may already be in the world.)
The False Prophet, demands that all worship the first beast from the sea, the Anti-Christ.

Look at these verses to see the evil (False Prophet) imitation of God's Son the Lord Jesus Christ.

Verse 11: Come up out of the earth

Matthew 2:3-5 KJV
3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

Verse 11: a Lamb.
John 1:29 KJV
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold The Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Verse 11: Voice of a dragon.
Exodus 19:16 KJV
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

Exodus 19:19 KJV
And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

Ezekiel 9:1 NLT
Then the Lord thundered..."

Verse 12: Authority.
Matthew 7:29 KJV
For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

John 5:27 NLT
And He has given Him authority to judge everyone because He is the Son of Man.

Verse 12: Worship.
John 4:23,24 NLT
23 But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way.
24 For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and in Truth.”

Verse 13: Astounding Miracles.
Matthew 14:25-27 KJV
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

Verse 13: Fire flash down to earth.
Acts 2:1-3 KJV
1 On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place.
2 Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.
3 Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.

Verse 14: Fatally wounded and then came back to life.
Matthew 16:21 KJV
From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto His disciples, how that He must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

Verse 15: To give life
John 11:25,38,41-45 KJV
25 Jesus said unto her, I am The Resurrection, and The Life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
38 Jesus therefore again groaning in Himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up His eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard Me.
42 And I knew that thou hearest Me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent Me.
43 And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on Him.

Verse 16: A mark on the right hand or on the forehead.
Ezekiel 9:3-7 NLT (God's people saved, the guilty sentenced- read the whole chapter.)
3 Then the glory of the God of Israel rose up from between the cherubim, where it had rested, and moved to the entrance of the Temple. And the Lord called to the man dressed in linen who was carrying the writer’s case.
4 He said to him, “Walk through the streets of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of all who weep and sigh because of the detestable sins being committed in their city.”
5 Then I heard the Lord say to the other men, “Follow him through the city and kill everyone whose forehead is not marked. Show no mercy; have no pity!
6 Kill them all—old and young, girls and women and little children. But do not touch anyone with the mark. Begin right here at the Temple.” So they began by killing the seventy leaders.
7 “Defile the Temple!” the Lord commanded. “Fill its courtyards with corpses. Go!” So they went and began killing throughout the city.

Revelation 7:2-4 KJV
2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

Revelation 14:1 KJV
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with Him an hundred forty and four thousand, having His Father's name written in their foreheads.

This false worship leader, will cause all men to worship the beast which has come up from the sea, the Anti-Christ.

And of their end....

Revelation 19:20 NLT
And the beast (Anti-Christ) was captured, and with him the false prophet who did mighty miracles on behalf of the beast—miracles that deceived all who had accepted the mark of the beast and who worshiped his statue. Both the beast and his false prophet were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.

Be sure to read the blog posting .....    False Prophet-The

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bible Lesson: Miracles Of The Old Testament: Heavenly Fire Consumes Sacrifice.

Bible Lesson-Miracles Of The Old Testament- Heavenly Fire Consumes Sacrifice.

Occasion: Divine Power and Authority.

Locations: Various.

Leviticus 9:24 The glory of the Lord, before Moses and Aaron.
Judges 6:21 The Angel of the Lord, before Gideon.
Judges 13:19,20 The Angel of the Lord, before Manoah.
I Kings 18:38 The Fire of the Lord, before Elijah, Israel, Ahab, and 450 Prophets of Baal.
II Chronicles 7:1 Fire from heaven, the glorious presence of the Lord, before Solomon and Israel.

These five stories reflect the truth that ….

All Godly sacrifices are consumed by heavenly fire!

Leviticus 9:24 KJV
And there came a fire out from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.

Judges 6:21,22 KJV
21 Then the Angel of the Lord put forth the end of the staff that was in His hand, and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the Angel of the Lord departed out of his sight.
22 And when Gideon perceived that he was an Angel of the Lord, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord God! for because I have seen an Angel of the Lord face to face.

Judges 13:19,20 KJV
19 So Manoah took a kid (young goat)with a meat offering, and offered it upon a rock unto the Lord: and the Angel did wonderously; and Manoah and his wife looked on.
20 For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the Angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground.

I Kings 18:38,39 KJV
38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, He is the God; the Lord, He is the God.

II Chronicles 7:1,2 KJV
1 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the house.
2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord's house.

All, Godly sacrifices are seen, and accepted of the Lord!

Mark 12:41-44 NLT
41 Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts.
42 Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins*.
43 Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions.
44 For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on.”

*Greek two lepta: the smallest of Jewish coins.

All Godly sacrifices bring blessing of the Lord:

The Widow of Zarephath.

I Kings 17:8-16 NLT
8 Then the Lord said to Elijah,
9 “Go and live in the village of Zarephath, near the city of Sidon. I have instructed a widow there to feed you.”
10 So he went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the gates of the village, he saw a widow gathering sticks, and he asked her, “Would you please bring me a little water in a cup?”
11 As she was going to get it, he called to her, “Bring me a bite of bread, too.”
12 But she said, “I swear by the Lord your God that I don’t have a single piece of bread in the house. And I have only a handful of flour left in the jar and a little cooking oil in the bottom of the jug. I was just gathering a few sticks to cook this last meal, and then my son and I will die.”
13 But Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid! Go ahead and do just what you’ve said, but make a little bread for me first. Then use what’s left to prepare a meal for yourself and your son.
14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: There will always be flour and olive oil left in your containers until the time when the Lord sends rain and the crops grow again!”
15 So she did as Elijah said, and she and Elijah and her family continued to eat for many days.
16 There was always enough flour and olive oil left in the containers, just as the Lord had promised through Elijah.

All Godly sacrifices, honor God, and His church.

Acts 4:32-37 NLT
32 All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.
33 The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all.
34 There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them
35 and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need.
36 For instance, there was Joseph, the one the apostles nicknamed Barnabas (which means “Son of Encouragement”). He was from the tribe of Levi and came from the island of Cyprus.
37 He sold a field he owned and brought the money to the apostles.

All God's blessings are promised to those who sacrifice to the Lord.

Proverbs 11:25 NLT
The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

Proverbs 22:9 NLT
Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.

Proverbs 28:27 KJV
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Isaiah 58:10 NLT
Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.

Malachi 3:10 NLT
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in My Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put Me to the test!

Matthew 19:21 KJV
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow Me.

Luke 6:38 KJV
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

II Corinthians 9:6 KJV
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

All God's Children Are Chosen Vessels Of Sacrifice.

Mark 12:32-34 NLT
32 The teacher of religious law replied, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth by saying that there is only one God and no other.
33 And I know it is important to love him with all my heart and all my understanding and all my strength, and to love my neighbor as myself. This is more important than to offer all of the burnt offerings and sacrifices required in the law.”
34 Realizing how much the man understood, Jesus said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” And after that, no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Romans 12:1 NLT
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him.

Ephesians 5:1,2 KJV (Jesus our example.)
1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Philippians 2:12-18 NLT
12 Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.
13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.
14 Do everything without complaining and arguing,
15 so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
16 Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless.
17 But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God, just like your faithful service is an offering to God. And I want all of you to share that joy.
18 Yes, you should rejoice, and I will share your joy.

Hebrews 13:15,16 KJV
15 Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to His name.
16 And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.

I Peter 2:5 KJV
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Acts 2:1-4,14-18 KJV
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
14 ... Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
16 ... this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

All God's Sacrifices Are Consumed By Fire:

Leviticus 9:24 The glory of the Lord, before Moses and Aaron.
Judges 6:21 The Angel of the Lord, before Gideon.
Judges 13:19,20 The Angel of the Lord, before Manoah.
I Kings 18:38 The Fire of the Lord, before Elijah, Israel, Ahab, and 450 Prophets of Baal.
II Chronicles 7:1 Fire from heaven, the glorious presence of the Lord, before Solomon and Israel.
Acts 2:1-4  Holy Ghost Fire Fell Upon All Believers.

Our God is still, looking looking for sacrifices dedicated to Him!

Acts 2:38,39 KJV
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost.
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.