International Edifying Christ Ministry
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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 Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
 

    When Paul wrote the letter to the Corinthian church, the city of Corinth had become the sin center of the Roman Empire. The Corinthian’s readily accepted the immorality and wickedness of the Eastern and Western world. A magnificent temple was built for the Greek goddess, Aphrodite who’s Roman name was Venus. In this temple thousands of prostitutes, who were called priestesses ministered sexual acts in the name of worship to their god. This religion catered to the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. Greek philosophy has done damage by leading people to believe that they are equally intelligent as the gods. This philosophy exalted man to new heights of intellectualism. Therefore, he need not submit to, come under authority or be dependent upon any god thinking himself to be equal with God.

 The church of Corinth begin compromising, embracing and conforming to the culture around them. It was here in the new depths of human degradation that Paul said.” For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness;” I Corinthians 1: 8-23. Truly the preaching of the cross to the intellectual and religious is foolish.

When Adam sinned against God in the garden it was because he tasted this polluted philosophy, that he would be equal with God. This only separated him from God. Now the innocent had to die for the guilty to cover their nakedness. “Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin”. However, as time goes on man compromised again on the truth of God’s word. We see Cain’s rotten religion, trying to please God with the works of his hands and the fruit of his labor. Nevertheless, it was rejected because it was not a blood sacrifice.
 “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:” I Peter 1:18,19.

Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church preached “Christ and him crucified”. It is not a religion that delivers a soul from darkness and bondage, it is still the cross. If men and women are going to be saved, preach the cross. As Christ humbled himself to become obedient to death, even death on the cross we must die to self and die to sin before we can be raised to new life in Christ. It is on the cross that Christ became the propitiation for our sin. It is on the cross that Christ shed his blood for the remission of sin. It was on the cross Jesus said It is Finished”.

 


 
  This is just a small report of what is God is doing, there is much more. We are thankful to the Lord for keeping our calendar full; this year I will do over  40 revivals and meetings all over the states. As well as conferences and mission work in multiple countries.  Follow this link to see the ministry calendar : http://www.edifyingchrist.net/2018RevivalSchedule
 
 
“And this is the confidence that we have in Him, if we ask
anything according to His will, He heareth us.
And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have
                                               the petitions that we desired of Him.” I John 5:14-15
 
TO GOD BE THE GLORY, FOR THE THINGS HE HAS DONE.