I have written the title, as if Paul is writing to an individual, but he is actually writing personally to a group of people who had received Jesus Christ as their Saviour. When you read the Bible you can actually put your name in there, as if everything is addressed to you personally. That is one way that God can speak to us. Paul stayed and preached in city of Corinth (Greece) for a year and a half (Acts 18). Later on, he wrote three love letters to them, to encourage them in their faith, and to instruct them in the things of God. In the Bible there is first and second Corinthians, but he actually wrote an earlier letter to them that is not available. (1 Corinthians 5:9). Here are a few selected verses from the book of First Corinthians.
I am using the words of The American King James Version of the Bible because it is not copyrighted. It is Public Domain.
More verses will be added as I do them. God bless you all.
When I was a little boy growing up in Salisbury, Rhodesia, I remember my mother telling me how she got filled with the Holy Spirit. Apparently my brother and I had been naughty, and she had spanked us, and was in a very bad mood. At the same time, the preacher was coming to pray for her to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Apparently when Pastor Price prayed for her she went into some kind of dream where she was in the sea, and the waves were coming over her. Then she felt she had drowned. (When she was young her daddy drowned in Illovo Beach, South Africa, while saving a girl from drowning).
Then it seemed like, far away someone was speaking in tongues. That person just kept on and on speaking in tongues for a long time. Then she got curious as to who was doing that. When she woke up, she found it was herself speaking in tongues, and she was lying on the floor! The pastor said she had a mighty baptism in the Holy Ghost.
Many years later when we were having house meetings in Bulawayo, every now and then she would speak in tongues, and expect someone to do the interpretation. But there was no interpretation. When I was a teenager I remember going with my mother to a ‘Keswick’ meeting somewhere outside of Bulawayo. There were about a hundred people there from all different churches. Then during prayer time, mother started speaking in tongues! I thought: “No mother, don’t do that here! These people don’t believe in that sort of thing!”
After the meeting, when we were outside, I remember seeing Pastor Bob Beatty speaking to my mother. He was a missionary from America. She told me later that he was asking her what languages she spoke, etc. Apparently she was speaking in some African language that he had learnt, to minister to a particular tribe in Rhodesia. Some years later, in the early 70’s, I remember Bob Beatty inviting me to sing at a mission station somewhere near Gwelo.
In the late 70’s I remember Pastor Marks inviting me to sing at his church outside of Que Que. I remember the church building being next to the main road between Bulawayo and Salisbury. There were banana palms behind the church, and the pastor’s house behind the banana palms. Before going to that church, the Holy Spirit impressed upon me the words of the Apostle Paul in the Bible. “Let him that speaketh in tongues, pray that he might interpret.” (1 Corinthians 14:13). Then I realized that my mother should have asked the Lord for the interpretations when she spoke in tongues. She had the anointing on her, so it was her responsibility to do the interpretations as well, and not expect someone else to do it.
In one of the meetings, I invited people to come forward for healing. I seem to recall there were six people. The last person I prayed for was a woman. I laid my hands on her shoulders and prayed for her. Then she started speaking in tongues. So I said to her: “Now, give the interpretation.” There was a bit of a silence. Then she said: “The Lord has forgiven your sins.”
Straight after that I gave an invitation for people to received Jesus Christ as their Saviour, and about twelve people came forward.
The next morning, my wife and I were sitting in their living room talking to Pastor Marks, when the phone rang. We heard half the conversation. Apparently some woman who was in the service the night before, was asking Pastor Marks what languages the other woman spoke when I prayed for her. He explained that she spoke English and a bit of the local African language, then he asked her why she was inquiring. She said that last night the woman spoke in Hellenic, and with her being Greek, she understood what she was saying. So he asked her what she had said, and she replied that she spoke in Hellenic, then she said the same thing over again in English!
So Pastor Marks explained to her what happened on the day of Pentecost, how the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, and spoke in various languages the people knew, who had come to Jerusalem from all different parts of the world. (Acts chapter 2, in the Bible).
Many times since then, the devil has attacked me, telling me that my sins are not forgiven. Beloved, the devil is a liar. Keep serving God, as best as you know how, and we’ll meet again on the streets of gold, in a land where we’ll never grow old!
Paul wrote a letter to the believers in Rome, hoping to visit them later on, when he was on his way to Spain. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out the way he had planned. Anyway, here are a few verses from his letter, on how to get saved. To get saved is the most important thing in the whole world. All over the world people are dying every day, and I always wonder: “Where will they spend eternity?” Please read these verses and receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour today, before it is too late!
I am using the American King James Version of the Bible because it is “Public Domain.” All the other versions of the Bible are copyrighted.
Many times in my life, people have come against me, to try and destroy my faith in God and the Bible. To destroy someone’s faith is a very bad thing. Jesus warned that if you cause one of his little ones to stumble, it is better for you to have a millstone tied around your neck and to be thrown into the sea. (Mark 9:42).
When I share things about the Bible, my intention is to try and direct people to believe the proper way. I say that, because what most people believe, is what they have been taught, and by traditions that are completely different to what is recorded in the scriptures. The Holy Spirit has taken a lot of the ‘blinders’ off my eyes, and I see things differently from the way other people see them. Jesus said: “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32).
Many years ago when I was a minister of a church in Canada, I prayed for a guy in a wheelchair, and he climbed out of his wheelchair and walked. That turned the church against me. The leader of the church told me that the King James Bible was “no good” and the Greek Interlinear New Testament was “wrong.”
When he said that, it felt like he took the rock out from under my feet. Jesus said that if we believe His words and do them, we are like a man who built his house on a rock. One word that Jesus said, caused all the trouble. That word was “perfected” found in Luke 13:32. Since then I have been trying to find the right Bible, but have not been successful.
I have been in churches of about 40 different denominations, and all the people use words that are not even in the Bible, but nobody seems to mind. For example, there is no such word as “Christmas” in the Bible. There is no such word as “Sunday” in the right translations of the Bible. There is no such thing as “Good Friday” in the Bible. “Friday” is named after “Frigga” a pagan sex goddess. The word “Easter” (Acts 12:4) is not supposed to be the King James Bible. In the Greek it says: “Passover.” The word “Easter” is the name of the “goddess of spring” (if you live in the northern hemisphere), and God Himself said: “you must not mention the name of another god, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.” (Exodus 23:13). The word “Calvary” (Luke 23:33) is the Latin word “Calveria” that was imported into the Bible, but in “Strong’s Concordance” it means “skull” or “the base of a skull.” According to Ron Wyatt, Jesus was crucified at the base of the skull formation outside the northern gate of Jerusalem.
So if all the churches were judged as I was judged, they should all close down! In fact, none of the Bibles on the market even have the right books in their Bibles! Every writer in the New Testament quotes scriptures from a different Bible! Even Jesus quotes scriptures from a different Bible! I am not a clever person, but the Holy Spirit has taught me lots of things in visions and dreams, etc. I will share a few of these things with you.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God.” 2 Timothy 3:16. I was taught by a Doctor of Theology that “All scripture” means “The Bible.” But that is not the truth. Paul uses the word “truth” in the same chapter (verse 8) and he is quoting from a “different Bible.” The magicians in Egypt by the names of “Jannes and Jambres” are not found in the Old Testament. The Holy Spirit showed me those names in a dream. Many years later I found those names in the “Book of Jasher” which is mentioned twice in the scriptures. (Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18). So how come we don’t have that book in our Bibles?
Many years ago I had a great man from a great church shouting at me in my face, saying: “You don’t believe in the cannon of scripture!” The problem is, I am not following Constantine the Great, or Martin Luther the Great, or any other great person. I am just following the Holy Spirit! (John 14:26 and John 15:26).
In Theology I was taught that Peter said: “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Peter 1:20-21). Then in 2 Peter 2:4 he quotes from the first Book of Enoch, but none of the Bibles have Enoch’s writings!
Jesus our leader also quotes from other scriptures. Jesus said: “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37-39). I have not found that verse in the Old Testament. There are a lot more about scriptures in my ‘comic’ strips on this website, if you would like to check them out.
Going back to what Paul said about “All scripture.” For the man of God to be fully equipped for the work of God, he needs to have ALL the scriptures! (2 Timothy 3:16-17). I have learned a lot from all the ancient writings that I have read. Paul also said we are supposed to study to show ourselves approved unto God. (2 Timothy 2:15).
So, God bless you all as you search the scriptures, and walk the narrow way that leads to eternal life. When we receive Jesus Christ as our Saviour, we get born again. Then we must start growing spiritually to try and reach unto the stature of Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 4:13). Christ in us, is our hope of glory! (Colossians 1:27).
Nobody seems to believe the things I say, so now I am being a little more blunt. You can believe anything you want, and so can I. I have been in Israel and I have been in Rome, and I have seen the difference. What most people believe is half Israel, and half Rome.
I wanted to work full-time for God again, and tried to fit into churchianity. However, I realized that I cannot fit into a church that believes differently to what is written in the Bible. I knew that January was brought into the calendar by Julius Caesar, and that January was named after an idol that he worshipped as his ‘god of beginnings and endings.’ I obeyed the preacher, and ended up in trouble with the Holy Spirit. I was shocked at what the Holy Spirit said to me because I had never associated Nebuchadnezzar’s idol with Julius Caesar’s idol. All idolaters are going to end up in the lake of fire. Revelation 21:8.
Every church that I have ever had membership with has put Julius Caesar and Pope Gregory higher than God, and an idol higher than Jesus. Three times in the Book of Revelation, Jesus Himself said that He is the beginning and the ending. Revelation 1:8, Revelation 21:6 and Revelation 22:13. God’s New Year begins 14 days before Passover. Exodus chapter 12. In the Bible, a day ends at sunset, not midnight. What churches believe is not the same as what is written in the Bible. If you don’t believe me, read the whole Bible and study the Roman calendar. Then make a decision. I have been in Israel and I have been in Rome. I have seen all the idols in Rome, which is completely different to the word of God.
So beloved, we all have to give an account one day on the day of judgment. I have to tell you the truth even though so many church people have hated me. I don’t want to go to the lake of fire! Many times I wonder how many church people will actually be saved because so many things that they believe are completely different to what is written in the Bible. I have had so many preachers lie to me.
In fact every Bible I have ever bought, has had maps at the back. In the Bible it is written that Mount Sinai is in Arabia, Galations 4:25, and that is where the Land of Midian is. Exodus 3:12. Yet every Bible map has put Mount Sinai in Egypt. So all the Bible maps have lied to me! Wakey, wakey, Bible producers! Give us the right books in the Bible and the right translations! Every writer in the New Testament quotes scriptures that are from a different Bible. So why aren’t they giving us the right books? Why isn’t the Book of Jasher in the Bible? Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18. There are 2 witnesses! Jesus said that: “by the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses shall every word be established.” Matthew 18:16.
I just want to tell the truth. Jesus said we are supposed to follow the word of God. “Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and do what He says.”Luke 11:28. Paul wrote to the church in Rome and said: “Do not be conformed to the world (Rome), but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2. I sometimes make my own translations. I have the Books of Mark and Jude in pictures on this website, that I have done in my own translations.
Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. Third book of John verse 2.
I heard about Santa when I was a little boy growing up in Southern Rhodesia. I also heard about the snow and the reindeer, etc. However, it was the middle of summer in our country, and I remember hearing people say it was “A 100 degrees in the shade.” (Fahrenheit). Yet I heard about Santa, and the snow, and the reindeer, and the chimney, etc. Our chimney was too small for anyone to come down, and we never had any snow in our country, and we didn’t have any reindeer either! So it all felt like “fairy stories!”
Churches are also into all the “fairy stories.” There is no such word as “Christmas” in the Bible. That word may also be taking Christ’s name in vain, because Jesus never gave authority for his name to be used in that way. Jesus never gave authority for the use of his name in the word “Christian” either. In fact that is opposite to what Jesus taught. Jesus said: “Many shall come in my name saying ‘I am Christ’ and shall deceive many.” (Matthew 24:5). When I was a kid, I too was deceived. I read in the Bible that the disciples were called “Christians” first in Antioch, but some ‘unknown person’ is not a credible witness. (Acts 11:26). Jesus said: “By the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (Matthew 18:16). King Agrippa used the word “Christian“ right in front of Paul, but Paul never used that word. (Acts 26:28). King Agrippa is not a reliable witness either. His ancestors tried to kill baby Jesus, they killed John the Baptist, they killed James, and wanted to kill Peter. Peter is the only disciple in the Bible to use that word “Christian,” and he uses it in connection with persecution. “If any man suffer as a ‘Christian’ let him not be ashamed, but glorify God on this behalf.” (1 Peter 4:16). Peter got beaten by the leaders of Israel for believing that Jesus was the Christ. (Acts chapter 5). He got imprisoned a few times, and Herod wanted to kill him. (Acts chapter 12). Peter said: “Love the brotherhood.” (1 Peter 2:17). Jesus means “Saviour” and Christ means “Messiah.” There is only ONE Saviour and ONE Messiah, and that is Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Faith in that name can cause the lame to walk, and dance with joy! (Acts chapter 3). All my life, I have basically had three teachers: 1. Church people. 2. The Doctor of the Bible School. 3. The Holy Spirit. I choose to follow the Holy Spirit, even though church people get very angry with me at times. I don’t want to tell any lies to try and please people, I want to go to heaven one day! All liars are going to go to the lake of fire! (Revelation 21:8). There is also no such thing in the Bible as December the 25th. There is nothing in the Bible about the shepherds being with their sheep on a cold winter’s night. A Rabbi on the internet said that the sheep in Israel only have babies in the springtime.
I am of the opinion that Jesus was born in the springtime in Israel. Let me give you my reasons. In Exodus chapter 12, God himself told Moses that His New Year starts 14 days before Passover. Then one year later at Mount Sinai, in Arabia, (Galations 4:25), God told Moses he must erect the tabernacle on the first day of God’s New Year. (Exodus chapter 40).That was when the glory of God came down from heaven into the tabernacle. When Jesus got born, the angels sang: “Glory to God in the highest.” When Jesus got born, that is when the glory of God came down to earth in the form of a baby. “A body hast Thou prepared me.” (Hebrews 10:5). We met a preacher that went to heaven and back, and he said that Jesus was born at Passover, and died at Passover. I have never been to heaven and back, so I didn’t argue with him, but it was in the “springtime” that Jesus got born, not in the winter.
The Romans believed in the sun-god, and when the days got shorter in the winter, they thought that the sun-god was dying. So, 25th of December is the day of the re-birth of the sun-god according to Pope Gregory’s Calendar. Sun worship is death penalty in the Bible. (Deuteronomy chapter 17). When the Israelites were in Egypt, God made the sun go dark, to show the Egyptians that the sun is not a god. (Exodus chapter 10). So beloved, I urge you to follow the teachings of God as found in the Bible, and forget all the pagan stuff that comes out of Rome. Paul even wrote to the church in Rome and said to them: Be not conformed to the world (Rome), but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2).
Jesus told the religious leaders of his day that their traditions made the word of God of none effect. (Mark chapter 7). Most people seem to be very bound by their traditions. They make their traditions higher than the word of God. Beware. One day there will be a day of judgment. There are only two places to go: the new earth or the lake of fire. (Revelation chapter 21).