Thought Of The Day: Busybody

But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.” (I Peter 4:15)

busybody: a person who pries into or meddles in the affairs of others (dictionary.com)

I find it interesting that Peter lists ‘busybodies‘ right beside ‘murderers’, ‘thieves’, ‘evil-doers’.

Are you taking your brothers and sisters to the Lord in prayer, or are you getting on the phone or Facebook and running them down, or sharing things about them that you should keep between you and Jesus?

Paul talked about those who are “not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not” *, and that “there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies” **.

Now, don’t you listen to one foul thing the devil’s got to say. See? If the devil shows you some, or tells you something evil about one of the members of the body of Christ, don’t you believe it. For as soon as you believe it, you mar your experience.” ~ Rev. William Marrion Branham (59-1227E)

1 Timothy 5:13 *
2 Thessalonians 3:11 **

From The Archives

From The Archives Pt1: ‘The Predestinated Snailsby Bro. Nathan Bryant

Over the next few months 2MM will be linking to our favorite blog posts from previous years. Click on the title for each archived blog post to read the original post. This week’s archived post contains an article which was originally written on paper long before the blog was created, titled: ‘The Predestinated Snails‘.

Christmas 2013

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Take time to remember the greatest love Gift ever sent, and His many blessings to each of us. May God richly bless you this Holiday season and always. ~ The Emond & Bryant Families

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.” ~ St. John 3:16

In Jesus Christ’s Name, we receive Your Christmas Gift: the Word of God made flesh in us. Amen” ~ Rev. William Marrion Branham

The Message On MicroSD

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Thanksgiving 2013

May God bless each of you exceedingly abundantly this Thanksgiving day and always.

 

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High.” ~ Psalm 92:1

 

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” ~ I Thessalonians 5:18

 

“This would be a real thanksgiving. This would show your gratefulness to God Who made a way for you, and placed Eternal Life before you, upon His Own table, and is inviting you to It tonight. How could you turn It away? How could you sit at the table and be grateful for natural foods, in a tradition that our pilgrim fathers did, on a Thanksgiving Day; why not now when it’s made so clear to you, tonight, by this simple little way of preaching it?”  ~ Rev. William Marrion Branham  (63-1128E – “The Token”)

50 Years Ago Today: President Kennedy Assassinated

The words and pictures across the headlines in the news today are very similar to what they were on the same day five decades ago. Fifty years have gone by since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, yet mystery and a plethora of conspiracy theories still surround this tragic moment in American History.

A few days after the assassination Brother Branham preached ‘What Shall I Do With Jesus Called Christ‘ during the Sunday morning service at the Branham Tabernacle. Even though Brother Branham disagreed with President Kennedy on politics and religion he made the following statements in regards to his passing.

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Now I’m sure, this morning, that we’re all aware of the great sadness that’s happened to this nation, of the loss of our President, Mr. Kennedy. Though I disagreed with the man in his politics and in his religion, but yet he doesn’t deserve to die like that. No. And leave those little children behind, and no daddy. And a mother that’s… Mrs. Kennedy, though I certainly wouldn’t agree with her, and her ways and things, maybe, but, remember, she’s a mother. She just lost her babies, and she lost her husband. And he fell right in her lap, and her own husband’s blood poured out over her lap. That’s awful.
Did you ever think… Sometimes we think she sets a pace for the nation, in styles and things. That may be so, too. But did you know, Mrs. Kennedy never did hear one of these Messages I preach about that? If she might hear one of them Message, she might do different. And some of our sisters that hear it, and still won’t cope with it. See? See? See? She was raised a Catholic; that’s all she knows. Nothing against that, see. She… That’s a system. Nothing against the people, the Catholic people. That’s a system, the Catholic system, just like Presbyterian, Methodist, or any of the rest of them, see, or Pentecostal, any of it. It’s the system, not the people.
Mr. Kennedy, I think, done a–a good job of being President. My heart goes out for his wife. And I feel real sad about it, that even our own nation would, the hoodlums and so forth in our nation, would do a thing like that.
 If you can’t disagree with a person, right, and take your own stand; and is no reason to kill another man, just because of things like that. And them little children know, said, one little fellow said, “Now I don’t have nobody to play with me no more. Daddy is gone.” See?
So I’ve always thought that would be my state, someday. It’s almost happened several times, as you know, of being shot in foreign nations; when they’ve had to hold their bodies over me, keep me from being shot, at a distance.”

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But I think, for the sake of this mother, a human being, a mother of children, Mrs. Kennedy, couldn’t we just stand a moment for a prayer for her?
Lord Jesus, we human beings, we have a feeling for one another. And we are sorry, Lord, that our President was shot down the way he was, in cold-blooded murder. And we’re so sorry that our nation has come to this spot, that such people like that are–are in our nation, that would kill a human being in cold-blooded murder; like they shot that colored brother not long ago, and just shot him right down in cold-blood, of race prejudice. And we’re so sorry that such people exist among us, Lord. We, our weakness, has brought this about.
And we pray for Mrs. Kennedy, that wife of this, the President. And know them little babies looking upon their–their father, that left them a few days before that, happy man, and scuffled and played with them on the floor. Now they have no father. And for that woman that… his wife, that her own husband fell right in her lap, and his blood run out upon her dress; just burying her baby.”

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And you’re going to awake sometime. Here, or on the tape, wherever you’re at, you’re going to wake sometime, sinner, and realize that there is a Blood on your hand, and the Blood of the Son of God, and you’re guilty of murdering Him. Your sin murdered Him. Your unbelief in His Word, your failing to see His identification, grieved away the Holy Spirit. And what can you do but stand at the Judgment of God, knowing what’s going to happen to you! Yes, the blood of John Kennedy on the hands of Oswald will be a minor thing, than the Blood of Jesus Christ on your hands when you stand before God.”

 

* Text in quotes spoken by Rev. William Marrion Branham on 63-1124M

** Photo credit for the picture of John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting President Kennedy’s casket: (Bettmann/CORBIS)

An Enemy Or A Brother?

1. Know who your enemy is.
2. Know who your brother is.

I don’t care what it is, see. If it’s against God’s Word, be against it. That’s your enemy. Anything that’s against the Word is your enemy.
Everything that’s for the Word is your brother. He’s a part of you.
~ Rev. William Marrion Branham
65-0829 – “Satan’s Eden”

Thought Of The Day: Modest

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array.” (I Timothy 2:9)

modest [adjective]
1. having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one’s merits, importance, etc.; free from vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions.
2. free from ostentation or showy extravagance: a modest house.
3. having or showing regard for the decencies of behavior, speech,
    dress, etc.; decent: a modest neckline on a dress.
4. limited or moderate in amount, extent, etc.: a modest increase in salary. (dictionary.com)

Up2Date: Government Shutdown

“Well, listen brother, don’t you fear about Russia coming over here and whipping us. We’re whipping ourselves. That’s right. Our own morals are degrading us. It isn’t the robin that pecks on the apple that hurts the apple; it’s the worm at the core that kills the apple. That’s—that’s where it’s at now. Termites, they’re eating our nation’s foundation out.” ~ Rev. William Marrion Branham (51-0722A)

Entanglement

Bro Nathan posted a fine balanced post on the topic of Facebook recently.  I thought about merely adding a comment, but then I decided more people would see my thoughts on it this way.

II TIMOTHY 2:3,4
3   Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4  No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

Does Facebook entagle you in the “affairs of this life”, or is it merely a communication tool for you?

Are you wasting many hours playing the games and scrolling through pictures of people you hardly know?

I’ll agree that it has it’s uses, but I will definitely say that there are MANY trappings that we just don’t need.

Today VGR put out a post of a testimony that a young person that struggled with too many pulls of the world.  I thought some of the person’s testimony where striking:

 “…all that time I considered myself to be a Christian but somehow I had become a part of this world.

Now, this believer was struggling with many things online, streaming TV shows, not just Facebook.  Yet I ask you to consider what YOU have become entangled in online and how “a part” of this world you have become all the while considering yourself to be just fine as a Christian. The devil would like to pull us down my friends; all the while trying to keep us thinking we’re “just fine”.

So I ask, are you entangled?

As for myself, I decided I was entangled too much and that I would have more focus and energy towards things I need to be doing and improving in my life than I would with it.

Please understand, I do not disagree with my good friend Bro Nathan.  I believe it CAN and is used for good.  It’s a great communication tool.  I would merely ask however if it is entangling you without you realizing it?

Be careful, check up, stay awake.  Don’t be entangled with the affairs of this world.

God Bless,

Bro Trevor