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As Iron sharpens Iron, and one man sharpens another ⚒. Let's be God fearing men again. Matthew 28:19

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Many ask “What is the will of God?” We ask for God to speak to us, we ask for revelation as if we are expecting a voice from heaven. God’s word has been written, all that He wants to reveal to us is set in His perfect and infallible book, the Bible. To understand what we can of God’s mind we need to draw near to Him by reading His word, but not only reading it but studying it. Never letting it leave our minds and lips, praying for the Holy Spirit to guide us as we read and study, showing us the perfection of his Word. So let us dust off our Bibles, and read and study it like the Bereans. Lets test the spirits. Let’s not only listen to our pastors or anyone that quotes the Scriptures, but study what they say in contrast to what the Bible says. Let us think what is important in our lives and put God first above all things, not matter how significant those things are. The Lord promises that if we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us (James 4:8).

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We are back, I had to walk away and do a lot of prayer, studying and thinking through what God's plan for IronXIron and what God is calling me to do. I pray that God uses IXI to gather men together, sharpening one another, growing in faith, and to do all things to the glory of God. That we will be servants of the Holy Father, that we hear and do his command to make disciples of men. We have, for too long, laid asleep and watched the world burn, as we make our excuses. But now is the time for us to unite in prayer and action. Being a Christian is not simply believing in God but believing God. Believing his promises and commands and doing them. So I hope to learn and go on this journey to better myself, to train my mind and body to discipline myself and keep myself under control. So that after I speak and evangelize, I am not a hypocrite and that I am not disqualified from heaven, and to do it with you in prayer, and seeking the Lord at every step. 1 Corinthians 9:25-27 "25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. More news and updates will be coming out concerning the direction we are taking and the new website. I pray that I will be used as a tool for the Lord to lay down His perfect plan. That my will not be done but His, and that I do not do what is good in my eyes but in His eyes only. That His will be mine. Join me in giving everything over to God and to say, “Use me Lord. Thy kingdom come Thy will be done!”

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Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 1 Corinthians 1:20 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #God #Jesus #bible #grace #gospel #faith #christian #reformed #theology #pray #men #ironsharpensiron #ironxiron #gibborim

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We are losing precious hours, precious days. We are degenerating into machines for a sinful world that doesn't care about you. We live to attain an unrealistic and warped view of success made by our society. Making money to live and living to make money. Storing up treasures on earth, instead of storing up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. We learn nothing day in and day out from this world of men, but get consistently bombarded by propaganda, brain washing and numbing our brains with constant entertainment, making us mindless machines for their own gain. We must break away and dive into the Scriptures, seeking knowledge, wisdom and truth. We must put God first above all things, and in all things we must do it to the glory of God, doing all things as if we were doing it for Him. Let’s spend our days as if He is standing beside us, because my brothers He is right there besides you, watching you. We must stand up for what is good and true. We must fight the good fight, like many did before us, for if they did not fight we would be living in a very different world. We are on the battlefield whether we like it or not, let us not be careless lest we become casualties of war. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #God #Jesus #bible #grace #gospel #faith #christian #reformed #theology #pray #men #ironsharpensiron #ironxiron #gibborim

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We need to make Godly Biblical Men. Rise Up, O Men of God! We have stumbled and fallen we have lost sight of what God intended us to be. Rise Up! Hear the call! We have a purpose, and that purpose is primarily to seek first the Kingdom of God. Secondary, to be the salt of the earth, proclaiming the gospel, making disciples of men and in all things doing them to the glory of God. We are to lead by example, to get down on our knees and repent, and ask God to blot out our sins and make us new by renewing our minds and souls, making us new men, Godly men! We have failed God, we have failed our children and young men. We are failing our generation and the generation to come. Rise Up, O Men of God! Stand boldly in the faith! Do not worry about what the world has to say about men and “Toxic Masculinity” rather Worry about the emasculation of boys and men that is happening in the world today, as we just stand by and watch. They pervert the creation of God so openly blinded by the world and their own desires, distorting truth and logic, saying that everything is objective, being inconsistent with their own worldview. We are men and we have lost sight of what that means. We can’t do this on our own. We need to band together as men getting down on our knees and asking God to help us. We cannot do this by our own strength, no, but only by the strength of God. There is not one Bible hero that did anything in his own strength, it was all done in God’s strength. We need to deal with these issues and start doing what God made us to do. Be leaders, be providers for our families, be good husbands to our wives, be good fathers to our children, discipling them, but above all be godly role models seeking first the kingdom of God. Let’s focus on God like Peter did when he took that step off the boat focusing on Jesus. We, like Peter, have looked away, scared, losing our sight and faith in God, and we are sinking. Again, I say Rise Up, O Men of God! Our time of ignorance is up. Hear the commands of the Lord and reply with repentance and obedience. Do what is right in the eyes of the Lord, focusing on Him rather than on our own desires!

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We cannot give up our job of discipling our children to the state, that is consistently attacking our God and our Faith. We let them preach their warped worldview and we stand by and let it happen. No more can we allow this to happen. I beg parents, homeschool your children, disciple your children, and discipline your children. Teach them first and foremost the understanding of Christianity, who God is, why we can believe the Bible and God. That scripture is the breathed word of God, and that in anything they do they must do it to the glory of God. Educate them to grow up as strong adults, able to overcome anything the world puts in front of them, not to be mindless puppets for Caesar to control and manipulate, but to think for themselves using logic, facts, and wisdom, not emotions. Be a light to them, live as you want them to live. Do not be hypocritical and teach one thing but live another way (you are their primary role models). Live the life that God has told us to live in His Word. Teach that to your children so they can teach their children and be successful in the true biblical term of the word, not in the warped worldly view of success we see nowadays. We need to go back to the word of God and go back to being logical, not filled with emotional outbursts and thoughtless responses. I Pray we take our children away from Caesar and give them to God and disciple them for the benefit of our coming generations. We are to make disciples of men, where better to start than with our children. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I ask you then to read Solomon’s 2 Chronicles 1:7-13 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #God #Jesus #bible #homeschool #grace #gospel #faith #christian #reformed #theology #pray #love #men #ironsharpensiron #ironxiron

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A Christian professes to renounce sin and if he does not do so, his very name is an imposture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Romans 7:13-25 (ESV) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 13 Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure. 14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #God #Jesus #JesusChrist #church #Biblestudy #theology #gospel #bibleverse #bible #christian #mercy #Love #truth #Christ

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Thank you Lord, that you made yourself into flesh and blood, walked on this earth, tempted in every way yet you did not sin. Then completely undeservingly suffered and died sinless and pure, for his own sheep. Thank you Lord! - John 10:11-18 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.” - - John 10:26-30 26 but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one.” - #God #Jesus #Bible #Prayer #Pray #Love #Grace #Trust #Blessed #Faith #JesusChrist #Christ #wordofGod #Gospel #Christian #Blessing #truth #amen #reformed #desiringgod #biblestudy #theology

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Got to watch G3 !! #g3conference

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Make me like Jesus Christ! Give me the Strength and Faith to deal with all the suffering that might occur, to overcome sin and my flesh.That I will go through my life rejoicing God till my death and then for all eternity. Amen #God #Jesus #Bible #Prayer #Pray #Love #Grace #Trust #Blessed #Faith #JesusChrist #Christ #wordofGod #Gospel #Christian #Blessing #truth #amen #reformed #desiringgod #biblestudy #theology

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We need to Quit relying on self and rely on on GOD, and Live to Gloryfy God in all we do. #God #Jesus #Bible #Prayer #Pray #Love #Grace #Trust #Blessed #Faith #JesusChrist #Christ #wordofGod #Gospel #Christian #Blessing #truth #amen #reformed #desiringgod #biblestudy #theology

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Just two brothers (John Macarthur & the late R.C Sproul) Sharpening Iron! #God #Jesus #Bible #Prayer #Pray #Love #Grace #Trust #Blessed #Faith #JesusChrist #Christ #wordofGod #Gospel #Christian #Blessing #truth #amen #reformed #desiringgod #biblestudy #theology

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Sharing This plea for help from an awesome man of God. https://www.gofundme.com/computer-for-school-and-ministry * please share I need your help!!! As many of you know... I am a broke seminary student. And I also run a ministry pretty much full time. None of these ventures are lucrative. But I love what I do! And wouldn't want to do anything else! With that being said, I created a Gofund me page with the hope that my family, friends, and supporters would help me get a new computer! The fact is, I cannot continue doing those things without one and affording one is out of the question. Would you prayerfully consider giving and partnering with me and the mission God has us on? and if not, would you consider sending this link to some people you might know of that would like to support a seminary student and/or ministry?. I go into more detail about who I am, why I need it, and what you can do to help on the page linked.Thanks so much! God bless! Link in his bio! https://www.gofundme.com/computer-for-school-and-ministry

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Till we understand that we are not good people. But wretched sinners worthy only of Gods wraith, will we understand how much we need Christ.  We need to understand the difference between who God is and who we are.

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Natures beauty 4 - gallery is up Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

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Voddie describes what love is. We have confused love with sentimentalism.

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What beautiful words from R.C. Knowing he would be on his way home.

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