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Gods Valentine

  1. 2. ROMANS 5:6-8 <ul><li>QUESTION </li></ul><ul><li>Would we dare substitute our valentine for Christ? </li></ul>
  2. 3. DEFINITION: VALENTINE <ul><li> A sweetheart or choice made on Valentine's day. </li></ul><ul><li>A letter sent by one young person to another on Valentine's day. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>GOD’S VALENTINE: VICAR—SON </li></ul><ul><li>HE IS SOMEONE NOT SOMETHING </li></ul><ul><li>VICAR , n. [L. vicarius, from vicis, a turn, or its root.] </li></ul><ul><li>1. In a general sense, a person deputed or authorized to perform the functions of another; a substitute in office. The pope pretends to be vicar of Jesus Christ on earth. He has under him a grand vicar, who is a cardinal, and whose jurisdiction extends over all priests, regular and secular. </li></ul><ul><li>{Noah Webster's 1828 dictionary} </li></ul>
  4. 5. John 3:16 <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>V icar—deputy </li></ul><ul><li>V icar—substitute </li></ul><ul><li>V icar—root </li></ul>
  5. 6. GOD’S VALENTINE—HEAVEN <ul><li>JAMES 1:17 </li></ul><ul><li>Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above , and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. </li></ul>
  6. 7. GOD’S VALENTINE—PARDON NOT PUNISHMENT <ul><li>ROMANS 6:23 </li></ul><ul><li>For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>2 CORINTHIANS 9:15 </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks [be] unto God for his unspeakable gift </li></ul>
  7. 8. SO ON THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GIVING HIM SOMEONE , OR SOMETHING? OR ARE YOU LOOKING TO GIVING COMPLIMENTS IN OTHER TO CAMOUFLAGE CRITICISM?
  8. 9. JOHN 3:16 & GENESIS 22:7-12 <ul><li>JESUS—BREAD OF LIFE BORN AT THE HOUSE OF BREAD—BETHLEHEM </li></ul><ul><li>SOMETHING [PSALMS 50:12-15] </li></ul><ul><li>HE’S NOT ASKING US—BREAD! </li></ul><ul><li>SOMEONE [JOHN 3:16] </li></ul><ul><li>HE’S ASKING US TO GIVE HIM OURSELVES… “WHOSOEVER” </li></ul>
  9. 10. JOHN 15:16 Ye have not chosen me , but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit , and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you .
  10. 11. 2. GOD’S VALENTINE DETERMINES OUR ALTITUDE BY OUR ATTITUDE <ul><li>THE STORY IS TOLD OF A RICH FARMER WHO SHOWED OFF HIS REAL ESTATE TO A YOUNG CHRISTIAN CONVERT. HE SAID, “HORIZONTALLY, AS FAR AS THE EYE COULD SEE, I OWN IT ALL.” THE YOUNG CHRISTIAN CONVERT REPLIED WITH A QUESTION, AS HE POINTED HIS INDEX FINGER TOWARD HEAVEN: “AND HOW MUCH OF THAT REAL ESTATE DO YOU OWN VERTICALLY?” </li></ul>
  11. 12. READ LUKE 12:15-21 <ul><li>N:B : THE RICH FOOL OWNED EVERYTHING—BUT HIS HEART BEAT (LIFE) </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER FORGET, GOD OWNS EVERYTHING WE MANAGE. </li></ul><ul><li>HE ORDERS, OVERSEES, AND RECALLS ALL ITEMS ON HIS INVENTORY LIST, WHENEVER HE WANTS TO—EVEN US. </li></ul>
  12. 13. GOD’S VALENTINE: STAYCATION VERSUS A VACATION <ul><li> ROMANS 5:6, 8 </li></ul><ul><li>For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. </li></ul><ul><li>FUGITIVE—RUNNING AWAY—HOME </li></ul><ul><li>PRODIGAL—TIRED OF STAYING HOME </li></ul><ul><li>STRANGER—FAR AWAY FROM HOME </li></ul><ul><li>PILGRIM—JOURNEYING TOWARD HOME </li></ul>
  13. 14. GOD’S VALENTINE: HEAVEN’S BE-ATTITUDES <ul><li>MATTHEW 5:3-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed—poor in spirit: heaven </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed—that mourn: comforted </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed—meek: inherit the earth </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed—hunger and thirst after righteousness: they are filled </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed—merciful: obtain mercy </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed—pure in heart: see God </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed—peacemakers: god’s children </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed—they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: heaven </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice , and be exceeding glad : for great [is] your reward in heaven :… </li></ul><ul><li>OUR ATTITUDE DETERMINES OUR ALTITUDE </li></ul>
  15. 16. 3. GOD’S VALENTINE: TRUE & PERFECT L OVE <ul><li>JOHN 3:16 </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 6:9, 10 & </li></ul><ul><li>Revelation 2:15 </li></ul>
  16. 17. SDA HYMNAL—191 <ul><li>FIRST STANZA—SONG </li></ul><ul><li>LOVE DIVINE, ALL LOVES EXCELLING, JOY OF HEAVEN TO EARTH COME DOWN; </li></ul><ul><li>FIX IN US THY HUMBLE DWELLING, ALL THY FAITHFUL MERCIES CROWN! </li></ul><ul><li>JESUS, THOU ART ALL COMPASSION, PURE UNBOUND-ED LOVE THOU ART; </li></ul><ul><li>VISIT US WITH THY SALVATION, </li></ul><ul><li>ENTER EVERY TREMBLING HEART. </li></ul>
  17. 18. GOD’S VALENTINE—HEAVEN’S AMBASSADOR AND EMISSARY 1 JOHN 4:7-9
  18. 19. GOD’S VALENTINE: STOCK EXCHANGE BUSINESS <ul><li>1 PETER 2:9 & ISAIAH 61:3 </li></ul><ul><li>He exchanges our poverty for his royalty </li></ul><ul><li>He exchanges our darkness for his light </li></ul><ul><li>He exchanges our wretchedness for his righteousness </li></ul><ul><li>He gives us beauty for ashes </li></ul><ul><li>And the oil of joy for mourning </li></ul><ul><li>And the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness </li></ul>
  19. 20. GOD’S VALENTINE: CHAIRMAN SENATOR AND LEGISLATOR UNIVERSE <ul><li>OFFICIAL CALENDAR: VALENTINE’S DAY </li></ul><ul><li>EXODUS 20:8-11 </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of the LORD thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant,… </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>… nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates: For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day : wherefore the LORD blessed the s abba th day, and h allow ed it. </li></ul>
  21. 22. 4. GOD’S VALENTINE: E XPECTATION —BRIDE <ul><li>EPHESIANS 5:25 </li></ul><ul><li>Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT IS THIS EXPECTATION? </li></ul><ul><li>EPHESIANS 5:22 </li></ul><ul><li>Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands , as unto the Lord . </li></ul>
  22. 23. GOD’S VALENTINE: BRIDE—DINNER <ul><li>REVELATION 3:20 </li></ul><ul><li>Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. </li></ul>
  23. 24. GOD’S VALENTINE: NEEDS NOT GREEDS 1 KINGS 3:9-14
  24. 25. GOD’S VALENTINE: BRIDE— HIS GLORY <ul><li>HAGGAI 1:4-6 </li></ul><ul><li>[Is it] time for you, O ye, to dwell in your ceiled houses, and this house [lie] waste? Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages [to put it] into a bag with holes. </li></ul>
  25. 26. 5. GOD’S VALENTINE— Never ending BRIDAL SEPARATION <ul><li>JOHN 14:1-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also. </li></ul>
  26. 27. 6. GOD’S VALENTINE: TIME <ul><li>TIME : ISAIAH 58:13, 14-PSALMS 55:17 PSALMS :5:3- EXODUS 34:2 </li></ul><ul><li>TALENT : MATTHEW 25:15-28 </li></ul><ul><li>EPHESIANS 4:7-12 </li></ul><ul><li>3. TREASURE : PSALMS 17:14- </li></ul><ul><li>LUKE 12:31, 34 </li></ul><ul><li>4. TITHE : MALACHI 3:10- </li></ul><ul><li>LEVITICUS 27:30-PSALMS 50:10-14 </li></ul>
  27. 28. 7. GOD’S VALENTINE— I NHERENTLY INCANDESCENT <ul><li>ACTS 17:28 </li></ul><ul><li>For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. </li></ul><ul><li>JOHN 3:16 </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  28. 29. GOD’S VALENTINE: I N THE BEGINNING <ul><li>JOHN 1:1-4 </li></ul><ul><li>I n the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was i n the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. I n him was life; and the life was the light of men. </li></ul>
  29. 30. MIRACLES ARE WROUGHT I N JESUS’ NAME <ul><li>ACTS 3:6 </li></ul><ul><li>Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: I n the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. </li></ul><ul><li>PRAISES ASCEND IN JESUS’ NAME </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 5:20 </li></ul><ul><li>Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father i n the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; </li></ul>
  30. 31. I N GOD’S VALENTINE: SALVATION—JOHN 3:16 <ul><li>ACTS 4:10-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, [even] by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither is there salvation i n any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved . </li></ul>
  31. 32. 8. GOD’S VALENTINE: N OT —MAN (FLESH) <ul><li>1 John 4:1-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: </li></ul><ul><li>And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God:… </li></ul>
  32. 33. GOD’S VALENTINE: NOT TO TRUST IN SIGHT—PHAR I SEE <ul><li>MATTHEW 24:23, 24 </li></ul><ul><li>Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here [is] Christ, or there; believe [it] n ot . For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect. </li></ul>
  33. 34. GOD’S VALENTINE: NOT PROFESSION BUT POSSESSION—CHARACTER <ul><li>Matthew 7:21 </li></ul><ul><li>N ot 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. </li></ul>
  34. 35. GOD’S VALENTINE: NOT A MYTH—REAL MCCOY <ul><li>John 3:12 </li></ul><ul><li>If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe n ot , how shall ye believe, if I tell you [of] heavenly things? </li></ul><ul><li>John 3:16 </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  35. 36. WHAT GIFT HAVE YOU RECEIVED ON VALENTINE’S DAY? <ul><li>ARE YOU THE DONOR OR RECIPIENT OF A GIFT? </li></ul><ul><li>ARE YOU ANXIOUSLY AWAITING TO UNWRAP THE GIFT? </li></ul><ul><li>WILL YOU REVEAL THE CONTENTS OF THE GIFT? </li></ul><ul><li>WILL YOU FOREVER CHERISH THAT GIFT? </li></ul>
  36. 37. OUR TRUE AND PERFECT VALENTINE’ S IS IN JOHN 3:16 <ul><li>LOVE : WORD OR WOR L D </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 16:13 </li></ul><ul><li>No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon . </li></ul>
  37. 38. TWO SONS: JESUS & BAR ABBA S—SON OF THE FATHER <ul><li>(RH JAN. 30, 1900). </li></ul><ul><li>When jesus was on earth, satan led the people to reject the Son of God , and to choose Bar abbas, who in character represented Satan , the god of this world . Those who trample under their unholy feet the law of god have the same spirit as had the men who insulted and betrayed jesus . If those to whom the light of heaven is presented reject it, they reject christ . Matthew 27 </li></ul>
  38. 40. <ul><li>~ HE PAID IT ALL ~ One can only imagine the pain of the Father Up Above, as He sent His Beloved Son to us because of His deep Love. He knew He'd suffer such great pain, as He died upon that tree to purchase our salvation; by His Grace, it's pure and free. Please accept Him as your Savior for He's done the painful part. There is no price, for He paid it all. Just open up your heart. © Paula 2002 </li></ul>
  39. 41. UNDER SATAN’S BLACK BANNER (RH JAN. 30, 1900). <ul><li>TWO GENERALS: WHICH ONE…? </li></ul><ul><li>“ EACH SON AND DAUGHTER OF ADAM CHOOSES EITHER CHRIST OR BARABBAS AS HIS GENERAL .” </li></ul><ul><li>READ LEVITICUS 10:1, 2, 10 </li></ul>
  40. 42. HIGH STAKES WITH ETERNAL PRIZE <ul><li>Litmus Test: TREE Beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty: In/To God </li></ul><ul><li>Position of the tree: Middle of the garden </li></ul><ul><li>E at/don’t Eat </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit: Lovely & Sweet </li></ul><ul><li>The difference? Tree and fruits were forbidden </li></ul><ul><li>Litmus Test: DAY End </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty: In/To God </li></ul><ul><li>Position of the 7th day: Middle of the commandments </li></ul><ul><li>Rest/don’t Rest </li></ul><ul><li>Delightful & pleasurable </li></ul><ul><li>The difference? </li></ul><ul><li>The Seventh day is holy & Sanctified </li></ul>
  41. 43. GOD’S PROFESSED PEOPLE [JEWS] CHOSE A CRIMINAL INSTEAD OF CHRIST—GENERAL! <ul><li>&quot;Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?&quot; &quot;They said, Bar abba s. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let Him be crucified ?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN WE CHOOSE TO HANG OUT ON SUNDAY [MAN-MADE WORSHIP DAY], INSTEAD OF THE SABBATH DAY [ GOD’S VALENTINE DAY ], AREN’T WE TOO, YELLING AND CHEERING, CRUCIFY HIM? </li></ul>

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