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Preach The Word In Season Or Out Of Season, Part 3of3, Pastor Phil Sessa

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Daniel 5:26-27, “26This is the interpretation of the matter: Mene, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; 27Tekel, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting; Peres, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians”

Proclamation of what was written. Daniel who had the spirit of God within, was the only one known to be able to interpret this “strange message”, foreign to the Babylonians, but not to the prophet Daniel. The Apostle Paul reminds us, “… the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.” This king could not understand the Word of God, but Daniel was a diligent able to rightly divide the word of truth. Daniel was always ready to preach the Word of God in season and about of season. He would preach the truth no matter the circumstances, later in in Daniel, the well-known lion’s Den episode would display how he would not forsake his regular and active prayer life, even though it was more than politically incorrect, it was against the law of the land. This is the type of follower of God that he was. Where are the Daniel’s of today? Read the rest of this entry »

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Preach The Word In Season Or Out Of Season, Part 2of3, Pastor Phil Sessa

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Daniel 5:26-27, “26This is the interpretation of the matter: Mene, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; 27Tekel, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting; Peres, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians”

The pride of an empire before a fall. Recall the prideful puffed out chest of the land of Egypt during the time of the exodus. God would reign down his judgments on this idolatrous land. What causes the demise or end of an empire. What brings about something as great and magnificent, as wealthy and as far reaching, as militarily mighty as the Babylonian Empire to fall? This is a crucial question to ask, God stands sovereign over nations. I think of the United States with its idolatry, celebrating ungodly lifestyles and calling it diversity, murdering children in its “abortuaries” and calling it choice, a place of wealth and military power, and raising up heretical preachers (false prophets) which simply “Christianize” the American dream. It looks like there are many comparisons between the heart of Babylon and the heart of America. Will God bring this nation to its knees (like a repentant Nineveh) or to its destruction like fallen prideful Babylon? Read the rest of this entry »