God Needs Human Weakness
By David J. Stewart | May 2019
“...THAT NO FLESH SHOULD GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE.” —1st Corinthians 1:29b
I am not an eloquent writer, I admit. In fact, I am a disorganized bumbling guy! It is no surprise that my ministry websites are very disorganized. I've prayed for years for God to help me do better, and I'm always working at ways to better organize my writings. I am doing my best for the Lord—despite my constant chronic neck pain, life's frustrations and weaknesses. I often feel like I am letting the Lord down, each day, in so many ways. I feel like a failure at times, like a Loser with a capital “L.” I get sad from my loneliness, and battle depression continually. It is hard to be spiritual when you are in pain!
BUT THEN, I am reminded by the indwelling Holy Spirit that God uses WEAKNESS! I am always encouraged when I think about that. God doesn't need a man with organizational skills, or a brilliant writer, or a dynamic personality—He needs a willing servant with a BIG MOUTH (or big fingers on a computer keyboard...lol). God has too many strong Christians whom He cannot use, because then they would get the glory instead of the Lord. The U.S. military's motto is: “THE MARINES ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN”; but God is also recruiting...LOOKING FOR A FEW WEAK MEN!!! ...
2nd Corinthians 12:9, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
2nd Corinthians 13:4, “For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.”
1st Corinthians 1:23-29, “But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.”
The heathen world has it all wrong! Even most Christians have it all backwards and wrong! When I at times start to feel pity for myself, having self-defeating thoughts—such as, “Why would God want somebody like me?” and “Why would God use a disorganized and offensive ministry like mine?”—I am reminded by the indwelling Holy Spirit that God accepts me just as I am, as a needy redeemed sinner, and He needs my weaknesses, not my strengths, so THAT NO FLESH SHOULD GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE!
NO FLESH SHOULD GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE.”
—1st Corinthians 1:29b
Humbly, you won't find a more sincere man on the internet than myself, who loves God and truth! I am a sinner, no debate there! But praise God, I am a redeemed sinner, whose ONLY claim to righteousness is the imputed righteousness of God through faith in Christ Jesus, my God and Savior! Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” I am glad that I make such a big fuss over the Lordship Salvation mess, which is nothing less than a bridge to the works-based religion of Cain! Salvation is not based about what YOU DO, it is based upon what JESUS DID!
I am without a doubt a PORCUPINE PREACHER—PEOPLE GET THE POINT! And that is what truly matters—not how organized my websites are, not how good of a writer I am, not how talented I am, not how much worldly wisdom I possess, not how many web visitors I have, not how popular I am, not who knows my name, not anything except—PREACHING THE TRUTH! To God be the glory, for using a misfit like me, a stick in the mud, who has a humble servant's heart! I CARE! That is why I preach the way I do, without apology, with fervor, uncompromisingly, telling it like it is! My critics comb through my website articles diligently, looking for any doctrinal errors to critique me. GOOD, that is what you should do (1st John 4:1)! I want to be as truthful and accurate as possible, because as Dr. David Gibbs Jr.'s mother says, “I WANT TO MAKE JESUS LOOK GOOD!”
God's best saints always had HUMBLE HEARTS before God...
Luke 5:8, “When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”
Isaiah 6:5, “Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.”
1st Timothy 1:15, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”
Genesis 32:10, “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.”
All of the preceding four men of God shared a common denominator—A KEEN AWARENESS OF THEIR WEAKNESS AND GOD'S STRENGTH!!! O how I want to be weak enough for God to use. I WANT TO MAKE JESUS LOOK GOOD!
John the Baptist understood this important truth—John 3:30, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
Peter, James and John learned this important truth, when Jesus took them up into a mountain, and they saw Christ in His transfigured glorified body. Moses and Elijah also appeared. When the apostles began to honor Elijah and Moses as being equal with Jesus, God the Father overshadowed Moses and Elijah with a cloud, removing them from view, leaving ONLY JESUS to be heard! Matthew 17:1-5, “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. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.” Likewise, if we want to be used effectively by God in a ministry, then our purpose must always be to—MAKE JESUS LOOK GOOD! You cannot do that with a counterfeit Bible version! You cannot do that with a false Gospel; such as, Calvinism (aka, Lordship Salvation). You cannot do that by preaching a false repentance of human reformation (versus the “fruit” produced by the indwelling blessed Holy Spirit in a believer's life)! You cannot MAKE JESUS LOOK GOOD by rubbing shoulders with hellbound Roman Catholics in the Satanic ecumenical movement, which is corrupting tens of thousands of churches! I WANT TO MAKE JESUS LOOK GOOD!!!
Good evidence that a believer walks closely with God is that they “in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves” (Philippians 2:3b). A humble Christian is a meek Christian! God is limited only by our pride! James 4:6, “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” It was Pastor Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) who rightly said, “The world has yet to see what God will do with a man fully consecrated to Him.” Ezekiel 22:30, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” God searches for human weakness! One of God's jobs (if you'll pardon the expression) is to search out proud people and bring them low! Job 40:12, “Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.” Isaiah 13:11, “And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.” O how I want to be humble, and “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him” (Job 13:15).
God needs our human weakness, frailty and shortcomings! The apostle Paul never would have been used by God to such a great extent, arguably Christendom's greatest missionary, if Paul (formerly Saul) hadn't been a murderer of Christians, who “wasted” the Church (Galatians 1:13). The apostle Peter never would have possessed the Holy Spirit's boldness, when he preached the Gospel on the Day of Pentecost and thousands of sinners were saved, had Peter not cursed and denied the Lord (quitting the ministry) after Jesus was crucified. It was Peter's utter failures that emboldened him to come back serving God with a vengeance, in Holy Spirit power! It may be the very sins, failures and bad decisions that destroyed your life, that enable God to use you to do a meaningful work for God!
God's Army Only Uses Wounded Soldiers (a wonderful MP3 sermon by Pastor Jack Hyles)
If Thou Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand? (a precious MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles)
Where Did David Get His Mighty Men? (a life-changing MP3 sermon by Pastor Jack Hyles)
Rahab in the Old Testament was a harlot, who became a Christian and is part of Christ's ancestral line. Some people misunderstand the Bible, thinking that Rahab was saved by works. James 2:25, “Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?” Yet, we read elsewhere that Rahab was saved BY FAITH. Hebrews 11:31, “By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.” Receiving the spies was the outward evidence of Rahab's inner heart's faith. She was saved solely BY FAITH, and that faith was revealed to others by her willingness to help the Hebrew spies. A Christian is known by their works, but they are saved solely by faith.
“Now you say, 'Brother Hyles,
you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an issue!”
—BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
God Cannot Use Today's Apostate Bible Colleges
Dear reader, are you weak enough to be used of God? We see young people today going off to Bible college and religious seminary, preparing to do a work for God, but yet where are the mighty soulwinners? Where are the courageous preachers crying aloud against the sins of abortion, homosexuality and the ungodly Federal Reserve System (which has been stealing from the American people since 1913)? Where are the preaching preachers? As an example: Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary in Iowa is a dead corpse in Christendom! They charge students $30,000 a year! Wow, for that kind of moolah the students should receive a steak dinner every day! It must be nice to get paid a 6-digit salary for “serving God” as an executive of such a lofty organization. I am sick and tired of Christianity being turned into a damned business in America! Where are the Billy Sunday preachers? I'll take an offensive Pastor Steven Anderson ANY DAY (who has been banned so far in 32 countries); than these deadbeat, shameful, wimpy, spineless, jellyfish, yellow-bellied, Caspar Milquetoast, religious leaders today who are reluctant to offend anybody by taking a stand for THE TRUTH!
And let's talk about the mess at Bob Jones University, who think they know more than God, promoting dozens of different English Bible perversions that cause nothing but confusion in the churches! I tell you, if you speak English and don't use only the King James Bible, you are a fool. Evangelist John R. Rice (1895-1980) was VERY WRONG for supporting Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort, and their corrupt 1881 Greek Bible translation, but in fairness to Brother Rice, there was no internet at that time when he died in 1980. So Brother Rice had LIMITED knowledge. However, today we have an exponential amount of information, because of the internet, and now we see THE TRUTH about reprobates Westcott and Hort. Sadly, Bob Jones University Is The Fountainhead Of Exalting Heretical Greek Of Westcott And Hort. For that reason alone (but there are others), Bob Jones University is on the Devil's team, and needs to be exposed, shamed and avoided for their apostasy! WAKE UP PASTORS, BECAUSE YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!!! You are a FOOL if you send your young person to BJU. We don't need any more damned career nurses, we need godly wives and mothers! Today's disgraceful Bible colleges are greedy for more money, so they are now offering training for money-making “CAREERS” to lure worldly students. I wouldn't give you a dime for that kind of phony Christianity! The one time when Jesus blew up in anger (on purpose) was when wicked people turned God's work into a business!
“It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” —Author Mark Twain
And while I am at it, I wouldn't send my dog (and I don't even have a dog) to Pensacola Christian College (a cesspool of apostasy, indifference, mediocrity, shallow interns, and King James Bible inspiration deniers). I know of a Baptist church on Guam, where the former PCC intern did such a poor job as their pastor, that the church refused to hire another PCC graduate. AMEN AND AMEN!!! I am sick of these stinking apostate Bible colleges! The BEST THING your church will ever do is to hire a man who has never attended Bible college or seminary, because then you know he hasn't been corrupted! We're talking about being weak enough for God to use, right? Today's arrogant idiot pastors from BJU and PCC, who think they are some type of Big Kahuna (and a loser like me dare not ever question their pastoral “authority”), need to have their diapers changed, because they stink! They are TOO STRONG for God to use! They have lost their humility (if they ever had any at all). I agree 100% with something that Pastor Steven Anderson said...
“We need to understand that Elders are to be respected by default, but when they start teaching lies and wickedness and perversion and filth, at that point they've just lost respect right there. They've lost their right to be respected!” —Pastor Steven Anderson, a quote from the needful sermon, “The Baby Boomer Generation.”
The pastor is NOT the authority of the church, the inspired Word of God is! The church members have a responsibility to ensure that the pastor preaches the inspired Word of God, and when he doesn't, correct him or fire that loser! Being a pastor ought never be reduced to that of working a mere career; but rather, it is the highest office that a man can desire. And may I say, kindly, no man who doesn't preach THE TRUTH, ought to become a pastor! I would rather have an ignorant pastor who calls the last book of the Bible “Revelations” (plural, it is supposed to be singular), and stutters through his preaching, than some PCC or BJU educated fool who doesn't believe that the King James Bible is inspired! Call me what you will, if I perish I perish! I am sick of Christianity being exploited as a money-making business in America! The greatest men of God have always been the ones who prioritized truth, not money! All of the Bible colleges no doubt will deny that charge, but by their actions they confirm that money is their God, offering money-making careers to students.
The sad fact is that when we examine the United States today, and see the rotting fruit produced by the Bible colleges and theological seminaries, only then do we fully realize that apostasy has set into them! I tell you, conformity is the enemy of THE TRUTH! When a young person goes off to some dead Bible college, he or she CONFORMS to become a product of their environment. That is what made Hyles-Anderson College different when I attended (even though the same deadly conformity existed there too, as it does everywhere), but Pastor Jack Hyles was a modern John the Baptist—telling it like it is, breaking the mold, being an individual. I cannot overemphasize enough the importance of being the individual that God created you to be!
One of the goals of the Devil is to remove a young person's individualism, instead compelling them to CONFORM to the group. So if America's Bible colleges go apostate, so do all their students! Dr. Brock Chisholm (1896-1971), the first head of the World Health Organization (WHO), laid the blame for war and human conflict squarely at the feet of parents and Sunday School teachers who—from the beginning—fed their children the “poisonous certainties” of the Bible:
“To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family tradition, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.”
—George Brock Chisholm, in a Speech given at the, Conference on Education, Asilomar, California, September 11, 1954
God DOESN'T need some hot shot graduate from a dead Bible college—who has conformed to the arrogance of the group—He needs a broken heart and a contrite spirit, someone who is meek and willing to tell THE TRUTH at all cost! John 8:45, “And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.” God cannot truly use a man until He breaks him, intentionally weakening him. Psalms 102:23, “He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.” An elderly preacher, upon baptizing a young man who just got saved, said: “Lord take him, break him, and make him!” Contrary to the image that many Christians have of the apostle Paul being some Big Shot, the Holy Bible says Paul was weak. 1st Corinthians 2:3, “And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.” May I be weak enough for God to use. If suffering in constant bodily neck pain, and living a sad lonely life, and having suffered many afflictions along life's vale of tears—if that enables God to use my messed-up life as a vessel of honor for His glory, then so be it. 1st Corinthians 15:10, “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” That is my testimony!
“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” —Romans 5:3-6
NO FLESH SHOULD GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE.”
—1st Corinthians 1:29b
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“Now you say, 'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an issue!”—BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
“No Christian will ever have his
name blotted out of the Lamb’s book of life, for
all such have eternal life—which is unforfeitable and everlasting.”
The Gospel Is Eternal Security!
Opponents of Lordship Salvation
The Unbiblical REPENTANCE Heresy!
Spurgeon DIDN'T Teach Lordship Salvation
Harry Ironside DIDN'T Teach Lordship Salvation
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a beautiful quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
“A man can slip into hell with his hand on the door-knob of heaven.” —Evangelist Billy Sunday
BELIEVE “THE GOSPEL” 2B SAVED!
Confession Is Never A Requirement For Salvation
“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” —Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Another Gospel Which Is Not Another (a red-hot MP3 by Dr. Curtis Hutson exposing Lordship Salvation)
“If you have to look at your life to prove that you are saved, it proves that you're not!” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold; an excellent quote from the awesome YouTube sermon titled, “Why Lordship Salvation is WRONG! | MP3.”
You Need HIS Righteousness!
Believe The Gospel