Hope To The End
WORSHIPPING AT HOME
AND IN CAPTIVITY
( Book of Acts )
Many Resources : Audio sermons, Hymns and Videos
WORSHIPPING in CAPTIVITY
The word "captivity" in the Bible means several things. It sometimes means being arrested and imprisoned in jails or detention centers. ( including handcuffs, feet shackled, solitary confinement, interrogations etc.)
It sometimes means quarantines and internment camps.
It sometimes means relocation to another country, deportation.
It sometimes means labor, work and death camps.
"Captivity" basically means that one is captured by agents hostile to Christianity.
" If any man have an ear, let him hear.
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity:
he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword.
Here is the patience and the faith of the saints." Rev. 13: 9, 10 .
Also see Jeremiah 15 :2
"And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee.
' Wither shall we go forth ?' [ meaning 'where shall we go ?' ] "Quo Vadis ?"
"then thou shalt tell them :
"Thus saith the LORD; such as are for death, to death.
And such as are for the sword, to the sword.
And such as are for famine, to famine;
And such as for the captivity, to the captivity."
If , as Christians, we are put in jail for our beliefs, then jails and camps become our "home".
Paul the Apostle (and Barnabas and Peter and many other Christians) worshipped God
1-on-1 in the loneliness of a prison cell. It helps to memorize songs, and portions of Scripture
(such as the Psalms) in order to do this.
How many songs have we memorized ? How many Psalms do we know by heart ?
Can we make melody in our hearts when there can be no audible singing allowed ?
Do we even now pray continuously throughout the day, as needs arise ?
Can we pray in the Holy Ghost (tongues) ? Not necessary, but helpful.
If you want to memorize hymns and Scripture, then may I suggest that one begins TODAY to
print-out the words to Hymns and Songs that edify ;
and then sing them over and over again until memorized.
"I'd Rather Have Jesus"
Suggested Psalms to memorize : Psalms 1 , 18 , 23 , 27 , 42, 46 , 84 , 91, etc.; writing them down,
and reciting them over and over again until they are memorized.
Each time one memorizes a hymn, a psalm, a quote etc. one is strengthening one's self to
be able to endure hardships.
It is best to start today. In a few days you will have rivers of living waters flowing from your innermost being , encouraging and strengthening and revitalizing you in time of need.
"Though the outer man perish, the innner man is renewed, day by day."
2 Corinthians 4:16
Here are examples of Christians worshipping God in their new home : jails.
Acts 5: 18 .... Acts 12: 4 .... Acts 16: 23 .... Acts 23: 35 ..... Acts 26: 10 ...... 2 Corinthians 11: 23.
Paul wrote the book of Philippians and 2 Timothy from jail. The Concordance uses the word "bonds" for jail.
Ephesians 3:1 ; and Ephesians 4:1 and Ephesians 6:20 ; Philippians 1: 7 + 13 ; Colossians 4: 3 +18 ;
2 Timothy 1:8 and 16 ; and 2 Timothy 2: 9.
worship time at home consists of singing a few hymns, reading
portions of Scripture,
and sharing what God has done in our lives for that day or week. We pray for our needs and the needs of others (healings, employment, etc.)
For in-depth studies, we access the audio-tapes below.
There is no "mentoring", or "shepherding". Each one is taught by the Holy Ghost.
Please see John 14, 15 and 16 on how the Holy Spirit will teach us all things.
1 John 2 : 27
"The anointing which you have received of Him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you,
but the same anointing shall teach you of all things, and is truth and is no lie,
and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in Him."
The best worship service is a hymn, a Bible reading , meditation, prayers, a testimony and alms.
"Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together" Hebrews 10:25 was written to people worshipping in their homes. Church-buildings didn't exist until centuries later, after Constantine.
Churches Long Ago ....Gene Edwards
"The first church buildings ever erected on this planet were planned and begun in 323."
He [ Constantine] built a new and uninhabited city from the ground up. In it he commissioned the building of pagan temples, and something he designated as buildings for Christians to meet in. A pagan temple of that time was a small, round building, with stairs leading up to an altar in the middle. Usually the people gathered around the temple and worshipped while standing outside. Across the street from some of these pagan temples, Constantine commissioned Christian meeting places. These buildings were not shaped like pagan temples, but like the government civic auditoriums. (Christians had always met inside. But it was inside of homes). Here, for the first time, stood officially designated places for Christians to meet. This was a wonder which no Christian had ever seen before. Put another way, it was in 324, almost three hundred years after the birth of the church, that Christians first met in something we now call a "church building." For all three hundred years before that the church met in living rooms!
Constantine built these assembly buildings for
Christians not only in Constantinople, but also in Rome,
Jerusalem, and in many parts of Italy, all in A.D. 324. This
triggered a massive "church building" fad in large
cities all over the Empire.
Gene Edwards Autobiography
"Where two or more are gathered together in My Name, there I AM in the midst of them" Matthew 18:20
Got two people ?? Got worship ??
The more Bible reading and studying done at home, the stronger the Body of Christ becomes. The more reliance upon ministers and ministries, the more dependent we are upon others for our homework ( and interpretations. ), and the less reliant upon the Holy Ghost alone.
Reading the Bible :
Praying for understanding before each reading
Blueletter Bible www.blueletterbible.org
All Audio - Visual
resources subject to Holy Ghost discernment
AUDIO PROGRAMS for home-worship services
In the Last Days there will be a famine for the Hearing of the Word of God. Amos 8:11
Various Audio Ministries ( over 200 major links ) http://www.oneplace.com/Ministries/
BIBLE PROPHECY----AUDIO TAPES etc.
HAL LINDSEY http://www.hallindsey.com
Baxter Prophecy [Endtime]....LIVE 4E / 3C / 2M / 1 Pacific Time M--F
Zola Levitt and Hal Lindsey http://www.worshipradio.com/ZolaVideo.htm#Video
SouthWest Radio Church https://www.swrc.com/
Lion and Lamb Radio.... see "Prophecy Articles" http://lamblion.com/Articles00.php
Explaining Book of Revelation / Apocalypse http://www.lamblion.com/RV-00.php
TURNING POINT...David Jeremiah ...24-7 daily program....archived too
MOMENTO DECISIVO...David Jeremiah ...Turning Point
Love Worth Finding [Adrian Rogers]
EL AMOR QUE VALE...Adrian Rogers...Love Worth Finding
Donald Perkins http://www.according2prophecy.org/atp-radio.html
Article : Bible Study Helps: hopetotheend.com/ntl.html
BIBLICAL TEACHING ...... AUDIO TAPES
Through the Bible Radio JV McGee.....ARCHIVES
Calvary Chapel: Chuck Smith AUDIO Sermons http://www.twft.com/ Archive http://www.twft.com/?page=Radio.Main
CC Redlands (Packing House) http://www.packinghouseredlands.org/
Greg Laurie http://www.harvest.org/
Chip Brogden Audio Tapes http://www.watchman.net/listen.html
Internet Christian Radio Programs (many) http://www.oneplace.com/Ministries/
Marlin Maddoux http://www.pointofview.net
Gayle Erwin Servant Quarters 5pm PST Saturday evening
Christian Radio Programs .... http://www2.oneplace.com
Christian Radio www.christ.com/audiolinksmain.html
Christian Radio www.TheGospel.com ....ministries... http://www.thegospel.com/Ministries.asp
Emphasis Israel :AUDIO http://www.israelnationalnews.com/
Call in on the U.S. toll-free number: 011-888-229-7824-. For Arutz-7 Live:
or email during live talk at firstname.lastname@example.org .... and ........ feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com
can be archived and heard later
Israel Radio http://www.israelnn.com/metafiles/asx/shows/tamar.asx
HEBREW - English AUDIO BIBLE http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0.htm
Hebrew NEW TESTAMENT AUDIO http://www.ritd.org/audio.php
AUDIO-Bible for the Visually-Impaired
Listening with Discernment .... not all Christian media has biblically sound doctrine
TBN LIVE http://www.tbn.org
CBN--700 CLUB http://www.cbn.com/700club/
Angel Radio LeSea;"aetos" Rev. 14:6
Hymns of Him ..... Worship Songs
O Come Let Us Adore Him............."Worship Him" Rev. 14:7
20,000 Hymns http://ingeb.org/spiritua.html
Hymns in many languages http://www.ylw.mmtr.or.jp/~johnkoji/hymn/
Hymn LINKS http://musicmoz.org/Religious/Christian/Sound_Files/MIDI/Links/Hymns/
"I'd Rather Have Jesus" http://www.ylw.mmtr.or.jp/~johnkoji/hymn/Idrather.html
" I have Decided to Follow Jesus " http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Have_Decided_to_Follow_Jesus/midi/
Hymns and Carols of Christmas http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/ Excellent quotes about Christmas
Jack's Choices http://www.ajsmidi.com/choices.html
Favorite Hymns http://members.tripod.com/texasmidi/midi.htm
Multimedia Library http://www.multimedialibrary.com/Music/hymn.asp
Article : Origin of Early American Hymns -- Henry "Harry" T. Burleigh
VIDEOS ( food for meditation )
Recommended Videos from Vision Videos www.visionvideos.com 1-800-523-0226
"The Ten Commandments" .... #2107 ...$20.00 ...story of Moses and the Exodus; Charlton Heston
"The Pilgrim's Progress" ...... # 8026 ........ $15.00 ....journey of the soul
Roman Persecution of Christians
"Quo Vadis" ....lions, Coliseum, catacombs ; XLNT portrayal of Nero by Peter Ustinov
Part # 0263 and 0000152 ...Loc # S0215053
"The Robe" ..... XLNT portrayal of Caligua ;
XLNT testimony by Jean Simmons ; Richard Burton; Victor Mature
.Part # 1022 and 0000209 .......Loc # S0507034
Church History :
" Martin Luther, 50th Anniversary Edition" # 4055 ..... ($15)
"God's Outlaw" William Tyndale ......#4010......... $20.00 ( Translated and Published -- by printing press -- the Bible into English)
"John Hus" ..... #4051.... $20.00 Bible translator into Slavic
"Wycliffe: The Morningstar"..... #4053 ....$20.00 Hand written translations into English
"Jan Amos Comenius" ..... #4011 .... $20.00
Modern Day Testimonies:
"The Scarlet and the Black" W W 2...Italian underground EXCELLENT !..... # 8994 ..... $15.00
Christopher Plummer; Gregory Peck
"The Hiding Place" W W 2 Corrie Ten Boom; Holland underground..... #8024 ....$ 15.00
We highly recommend
the following prophecy videos.
Our only disagreement is with the fact that these videos say that one cannot be saved in the Great Tribulation because of delusion. We disagree.
Many will be saved in the Great Tribulation ..even those who refused grace earlier.
The only requirement for salvation is repentance. ...any time, any place, anyhow. Yesterday, today and forever.
Other than that , these are excellent end-time videos and are highly recommended; especially because prophecy is no longer heard in our churches
( only the Rapture, and hardly even that ).
Four DVDs of Prophecy Drama: All four for $74.95 .. can also be bought separately
" A Thief in the Night " .... " A Distant Thunder" ... Image of the Beast" and ... "The Prodigal Planet"
http://www.christiancinema.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=461 ( $ 94.95 )
"The Gathering" .....#99448 .....$20.00 ....57 minutes
"Moment After" ....#51780 ......$17.95.....89 minutes
Song: "People get ready, Jesus is coming, soon we'll be going home "...Crystal Lewis
Excellent, excellent, excellent !!!!
"Years of the Beast" ...98 minutes ...by Gospel Films ...$17.97.
Not sure if this is still available :
Highly Recommended : "Ready or Not" by Calvary Chapel High School (Chuck Smith., Costa Mesa)
$ 11.00 .... over 2 hours....graphic depiction of the left-behind scenario. XLNT
Send check to: Calvary Chapel
3800 S. Fairview Rd.
Santa Ana, California 92704
PHONE : 1-714-662 - 7485 (high school)
More videos at www.christiancinema.com
SHARING TESTIMONIES hopetotheend.com/sujo.html survivor of 9/11