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Drug Addiction

© 09-21 Colin Melbourne

How to help drug addicts

Q: Other than praying for my husband, how do I encourage him to get help, when he doesn’t want to go for counselling or attend any meetings?

A: When you have three basics lined up, everything else will fall into place.

  • Get the power Christ promised to believers. To pray the New Covenant way, you must be filled with the Holy Spirit, so understand what that means, and get filled.
  • Learn how to pray the Bible way; with faith, and in the Holy Spirit. Very few Christians understand how to pray to get results. The common habit of repetitive list-praying is a waste of time.
  • Learn how to use your spiritual authority.

Your battle is not against your husband, pushing him is not the way to win.

Study this drug-addled biker’s testimony and you will see that the key to his deliverance was his praying Mother. Instead of nagging him to Christ, she used her authority over the demons controlling her son.
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Insults & Reproach

© 14-21 Colin Melbourne

For the sake of Christ

Q: How do I cope with being called names for being a Christian?

A: Treat them as medals and badges of honour that mark you out as a real believer.

If a Christian is not being abused, and called unpleasant names, by the world because of her stand for Christ, then she isn’t doing her duty.

The time to be worried is when the world loves and praises you as a Christian.

Why does the world hate Jesus?

Realise that the world hates Jesus and all His followers.

Christ explained to His (then still unsaved) disciples in Jn. 7:7 KJV;

The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

He said that sinners refuse to come to Him because they don’t want to be exposed as evil, Jn 3:20 KJV;

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

He later added that it is because we are different, like Him, Jn. 15:18-19 KJV;

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 

Par for the Course

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The Greatest Man in The World

© 11-21 Colin Melbourne

God Says It Was John the Baptist

Christ Jesus designated John the Baptist as the greatest man born of woman. Mtt. 11:11a KJV;

Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist…

And John the Baptist said of Jesus Christ, Jn. 3:30 KJV;

He must increase, but I must decrease.

What was John talking about?

The pinnacle of human flesh decided he was utter failure in The Presence of God: And he was dead right.

John testified that he was so unworthy, he could not even perform a servant’s task of removing Christ’s footwear. Jn. 1:27 KJV;

He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

He didn’t say this to appear humble, he was speaking the absolute truth.
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Saints of God

© 11-21 Colin Melbourne

“Saint” John-Paul II

Q: How do you become a saint?

A: There’s two methods: The Bible way by the grace of Almighty God. Or man’s way ordained by Satan.

The first is genuine, the second counterfeit.

The demonic religious system of Roman Catholicism is currently “making a saint” of the late Pope John-Paul II.

They are keen to, in their jargon, “fast-track him to sainthood”, to capitalise on what they call his “charisma” and popularity in Poland.
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Being Nothing

© 11-21 Colin Melbourne

Deny Yourself: Take Up Your Cross

God longs to be permitted to rule in us.

Father’s plan is to make you; strong, fruitful, and powerful; another perfect representation of Himself on Earth.

The only thing that can hinder its fulfilment is if you want to be something.

He Wants You to Be Nothing

A theme that runs quietly through His word.

When I am weak, then am I strong.

2 Co. 12:10b. KJV

He must increase, but I must decrease.

Jn. 3:30. KJV

Unless a seed dies it cannot grow and bear fruit.

(Jn. 12:24 paraphrased)

Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of Hosts.

Zech. 4:6 KJV

Who Made You?

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Like Them That Dream

© 18-21 Colin Melbourne

No More Captivity

How wonderful to have; the shackles of sin removed, freedom from bondage, and the liberty to follow the LORD in His holiness! Psalm 126 KJV;

When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.

The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Born of The Flesh

Born manacled to wickedness, sinners know nothing of this wonder, unable to contemplate anything other than evil.

Born of The Spirit

But oh the peace that comes once we are born again, and begin walking with the LORD of Glory, following the gentle leading of His Spirit in believers’ hearts!
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The Lion Has Roared

© 16-21 Colin Melbourne

Who will not Fear?

The lion hath roared, who will not fear?

Amos 3:8a KJV

Oh Glory, what a word! And he follows that with… Amos 3:8b KJV

The Lord GOD hath spoken

… the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

Where is The LORD speaking? Halleluia… in our hearts! Inditing, simmering… ready to be released…

Who can but Prophecy?

Isn’t that exactly how it is Saints? The Lion’s Heart roars inside each believer, to be loosed, to put your enemies to flight, and demonstrate His eternal victory.
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Eyewitnesses of His Majesty

© 16-21 Colin Melbourne

Christ’s Transfiguration

And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

Mth. 17:1-3 KJV

Peter, John and James were eyewitnesses of Christ’s Majesty when He led them up the mountain, and was transfigured in their presence.

They saw Christ glorified speaking with Moses and Elijah (Elias).

A momentary glimpse of the Heavenly Glory in our physical realm.

Quite an experience.

But every born again believer can trump that.
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Anorexic Christians

© 15-21 Colin Melbourne

Milk and Strong Meat

Q: Paul in 1 Co. 3:1-2 wrote that he fed babes in Christ with milk and not meat. Heb. 5:12 also speaks of strong meat. What is this meat that Christians should eat?

A: Wonderful question! 

“Meat” here means solid food, not only animal flesh.

The Holy Ghost uses milk and meat as figures to describe the basic and the deeper teachings of Christ: The Word of God. Heb. 5:12-14 KJV;

For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Infantile Adults

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Dreams and Dreaming

© 12-21 Colin Melbourne

What about Dirty Dreams?

Q: Can a dream be sin? Larry

A: Certainly, if it originates from within the person, and is unrighteous.

God judges the unrighteous for their thoughts, motives, words, and actions.

In fact, He reminds us the main reason He wiped every sinner off the face of the Earth, apart from Noah and his family, was because, Gen. 6:5-6 KJV;

…GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

To make that righteous judgment, and statement, the LORD had to know every thought of every person on Earth.

He still does, because Almighty God is omnipotent and omniscient; unlimited in power and He knows everything.

What’s On Your Mind?

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