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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GOD HATES EVIL AND SO SHOULD HIS CHILDREN!



It should be no surprise that evil people exist in the world. Although some like to say there is a bit of good in everybody I disagree. Hitler was known to throw great parties but does that cancel out all the evil he did? No, he was pure evil.


Recently we hear about the enemy using humans as shields, even babies. This is evil. But there are evils that we don't read about and are kept in the dark. God commands us to shun ALL evil. Even relatives.


Why would we allow our children access to evil people? Just because we are related? Not according to God. Evil is evil.


A mother who doesn't protect her child from the hands of an evil man (child molestation, abuse, etc.) for her own ill gotten gain is as evil as a devout islamist using a child as a human shield to protect himself. 


Christ Jesus can change the most evil wicked heart into a pure God fearing heart, but until this happens we are to shun them and protect the innocent from the harm they choose to inflict. No more religious card of forgive and forget. Forgive and let go. Unless they repent.
1 kings 3:16-28

Friday, July 18, 2014

FOREVER RIGHTEOUS~






James 5:16King James Version (KJV)
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent *prayer of a righteous man* availeth much.


*We are not to ask the heathen/unconverted,unregenerate, man/woman to pray for us but the righteous alone!*


Romans 3:10New King James Version (NKJV)
10 As it is written:
“There is none righteous, no, not one;


*But doesn't God say no one is righteous?*


Philippians 3:9King James Version (KJV)
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*:


*Only those IN CHRIST having been born again in Spirit are righteous in God's eyes. These are the righteous men/women who's prayers are heard by God and can move mountains when done in faith.*


Ecclesiastes 7:20New King James Version (NKJV)
20 For there is not a just man on earth who does good
And does not sin.


*Even King Solomon who God made the wisest man to ever live claimed there is no one who sins not. But God anointed Solomon for His purpose plan and will regardless of his being born from King David and Bathsheba's adulterous affair and regardless of his numerous pagan wives and idolatry*.


Romans 9:15
For he says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."


*God is in control no matter what man thinks he knows, does, says, and wills. We are not puppets, we have free will, but we are NOT God*.


Matthew 5:6King James Version (KJV)
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.




**Notice God doesn't say SELF righteousness? Only Christ is righteous and only those who's faith is in Jesus Christ will be given the rob of righteousness sealed forever as God's adopted child walking eternally free in Christ**~ John 10:28, John 10:29, John 6:37, John 6:39, 1 Peter 1:5, 1 John 2:25

Sunday, July 13, 2014

LOVE GOD HATE EVIL



Love God hate sin. There is no other way.



I hate sin ~ even my own. I think homosexuality is disgusting and I hate it. I think gossip is disgusting and I hate it. I think lying is disgusting and I hate it. I think adultery is disgusting and I hate it. I think backbiting, pride, lust, greed, envy, murder, gluttony, and unbelief in God are all disgusting and I hate all of it.



We can’t single out certain sins and glorify others. The closer we get in our walk with God the more we see our own wretched habitual ingrained learned sin and the more we ask God to purge, pluck, and burn them out of us.



So for those who claim believers hate gays, adulterers, murderers liars etc. it is only because God has opened our eyes to the truth of what He hates even our own sin. It is because we desire those who celebrate and deny their sins to instead acknowledge their sin so God the Father can destroy it and free the person from it. This is the Father’s business Jesus spoke of. Who’s business are you about??

Monday, June 30, 2014

JAMES 2:10 ~JESUS IS OUR ONLY RIGHTEOUSNESS~

"For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." —James 2:10


       Who's the biggest sinner? I am! You are! We all are! WE HAVE SINNED! Put down your stones you self-righteous hypocrites! It is human nature to look upon the sins and faults of others, while often overlooking our own sins. This is hypocrisy. One of the worst deceptions is overlooking our own faults. The Word of God proclaims in James 2:10 that committing even ONE SIN makes a person GUILTY in God's eyes of breaking every command in the Bible. James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” This is a startling doctrine that is hardly touched upon in churches today.


If you are a Christian the whole world is waiting for you to fall. Sermon uploads that would change lives are fortunate to receive even a hundred hits; but you upload some juicy gossip about a preacher sinning and millions of people want to know it. This evidences the hypocrisy and desperate wickedness of the human heart, just as Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” If you are truly right with God, then you see yourself as the biggest sinner, because you know yourself better than anyone.


Do you know what a hypocrite is Biblically? It is a person who thinks that someone else is a bigger sinner than them self.



In the eyes of men, murdering someone is obviously worse than stealing their lunch; but as far as God is concerned we are all equally lacking any righteousness of our own. We are each as dirty and rotten as the other guy.

Although we may never commit murder or rob a bank, that does not make us any less guilty of being a horrible sinner in the eyes of God. 


May I say, no matter how righteous I may try to live, the ONLY reason why I will ever be righteous is because of the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. Jesus paid my sin debt, and He alone is my righteousness. I have no righteousness to offer God, and neither do you.


People tend to selfishly judge themselves based upon what sins they personally DON'T commit. Did you understand that? People who don't commit adultery are quick to condemn others who commit adultery, because that's not their sin. But perhaps they are a thief for a living, and so they are silent when it comes to the sin of theft. This is how shallow, wicked and hypocritical most people are. The Bible perfectly illustrates this in Jesus' account of the Pharisee and the publican who went up to the temple to pray...
“Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted” (Luke 18:10-14).
The Pharisee in Luke 18:10-14 made the grave mistake of comparing himself with other people, instead of measuring himself up against the holy Law of God. If we foolishly look at other people who commit the sins that we don't, or sins that we perceive as being worse than our sins, then we naturally become self-righteousness and think we are “better” than others. I tell you, you are as filthy and rotten as Adolf Hitler in God's eyes, and so am I...
“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away” (Isaiah 64:6).
Reproach For Sins Comes Now Or Later
The Bible teaches that some people's sins are open (known) beforehand here on earth. But the Bible teaches that everyone else's sins will follow them and be revealed in eternity, causing shame and reproach...
1st Timothy 5:24, “Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.”
When the truth is known, ALL PEOPLE will be exposed as wicked and shameful sinners. When asked to give the name of the worst and most horrible sinners we know, most people tend to think of people besides them self. This is the hypocritical nature of humanity. This is why all gossip is sinful and wrong, that is, because we are just as sinful as the person that we criticize. Hey, let's talk about our selves instead. All of a sudden no one has anything to say?


          
God's Law indicts all humanity as guilty sinners (Romans 3:19). 1st Timothy 5:24 says that some men's sins are open to criticism and judgment beforehand, but everyone else's sins will be made known eventually on judgment day.

The Bible declares that ALL men have come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). The Bible teaches that the Pharisees who condemned others were the guiltiest of all sinners (Matthew 7:1-5). The reason why hypocrites throw rocks at others is because they are proud, arrogant and saturated with sins them self.



Those hypocrites who condemn others for their sins will one day be silenced completely in eternity when THEIR SINS are revealed. Christians who realize their own sinfulness DON'T condemn other people when they sin. Slanderers and critics of sinners are self-righteous, FAILING to see their own depth of sin and evil. Most people have absolutely no idea how sinful they really are in comparison to the holy Bible.


Matthew 7:1-3, “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Even the best Christians still have a mote (tiny piece) in their eye, meaning that we are all sinners; but those evil critics who spread gossip, tell tales, condemn others, reveal secrets and hypocritically destroy their neighbor with their mouth have a beam (large piece) in their eye. God's harshest judgment is reserved for those arrogant sinners who condemn other sinners, overlooking their own wickedness in hypocrisy while trying to destroy the good name of others. If the truth be known, we all have a skeleton closet of sins. The Bible says that a person is calling God a liar if they deny their sinfulness (1st John 1:8,10).


We are living in an evil generation that tolerates all manner of sin and wickedness from Hollywood, rock music stars, and their favorite immoral professional athletes; yet, the world is waiting for every Christian to fall flat. Jesus taught in John 15:19 not to marvel if the world hates us as Christians, because the world hated Him first. 2nd Timothy 3:12 foretold that those faithful Christians who live godly in Christ Jesus SHALL SUFFER PERSECUTION. The world hates the Bible and Christians who uphold the truths of the Bible.
 
We Have Sinned
Would to God that Christians in churches today would stop saying, “he has sinned,” and “she has sinned,” and that we'd all start saying, “we have sinned.” It is sinful pride that causes a wife to publicly criticize or divorce her husband. It is sinful pride that causes the manure-spreading newsmedia to mercilessly destroy people's lives. It is sinful pride that causes children to broadcast their parent's dirty laundry to others. It is sinful pride that causes self-righteous hypocrites to meddle in other people's marriages.


The Apostle Paul was a faithful missionary who loved the Lord Jesus Christ and helped people everywhere he went. Paul suffered horribly from shipwreck, hunger, turmoil and malicious beatings from his enemies; yet he kept going for God. Paul was a mighty preacher and a strong Christian. Although Paul was arguably the greatest missionary who ever lived, he still addressed himself as the “chief of sinners.” I don't know too many believers today who are anywhere near as dedicated and committed to Jesus Christ as was Paul. If a good Christian like Paul esteemed himself as the “chief of sinners,” then we ought to feel the same way.
  
Judging Versus Condemning
We must distinguish between condemning someone for their sins versus publicly exposing them because they are a threat to society. I publicly expose abortionists (murderers), homosexuals (sex perverts) and religious deceivers (liars) through my online ministry; but I do not condemn any of them personally.


I am not condemning them; God's Word condemns all of us (Romans 3:19-23). I am as rotten and sinful as the worst sinner. I am not self-righteous; I am trusting upon HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, i.e., the righteousness of Jesus Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:21). I deserve to burn in Hell and **there's absolutely nothing good about me except the Lord Jesus Christ Who lives in my heart, thankfully**.


If a local school has a teacher who is teaching teens how to have homosexual “fist sex,” which is happening today in Massachusetts, then that evil person needs to be exposed. Godless heathens are quick to cry out, “Jesus said, 'judge not lest ye be not judged.' ” They conveniently fail to quote John 7:24 where Jesus stated, “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” So we are supposed to judge, but rightfully so.


Ephesians 5:10-11 reads, “Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” The word “proving” in Ephesians 5:10 is the Greek word (dokimazo) and means “to test.” Thus, God wants us to test everything, to judge righteously, to discern whether or not something is acceptable to Him, i.e., in agreement with His holy Word. Certainly, it is NOT acceptable to teach children that it's ok for Timmy to stick his fist in Johnny's backside as an expression of love. We are living in a sicko society in America. Ephesians 5:11 commands God-fearing believers to reprove [Greek: elencho, i.e., “to expose”] all works of darkness. This is not condemning; but rather, judging righteously as we are supposed to do.

Conclusion
Would to God that more believers today would realize the extent of their wickedness in the eyes of God. We are a sorry bunch. Our only hope is the precious Lord Jesus Christ and the salvation that He freely offers to us, paid for by His own shed blood...
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1st Peter 1:18,19).
If it weren't for the literal precious blood of Jesus Christ, we'd all be doomed to the Lake of Fire. God is a good God... “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). Amen!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

DON'T LET THE DEVIL SHUT YOU UP~ JEREMIAH 20:9

Yes, I sin. Yes, I’ve made some stupid mistakes. Probably more than most believers. But does that mean I have no right to talk about the things of God or the convictions He gives to mold us into His perfect will? Satan would love for us to shut up when we slip up. God gives the hardest tests to his strongest students ~ and satan is most threatened by those students.



Imagine if all the men and women in the Bible shut up when they messed up? Don’t we learn from them the benefits of trusting God no matter what? It is written without faith we can’t please God, so if we turn from God and back to the world when disaster strikes because we feel God has forsaken us or we listen to the enemies lies we are angering God and playing into the hands of the devil.



We are to exalt Christ Jesus not self. If we stay stuck in our failures instead of looking at our failures as a learning tool and watch how it brings us even closer intimately with the Father shouldn’t we share, glorify, and boast to others about our awesome gracious God? The devil hates this ~ he would rather we sulk, and quietly wallow in shame and self-pity. Or worse yet loose faith and return to a life of bondage.

MEEK AND HUMBLE HEARTS ONLY WILL GOD HEAR~PROVERBS 16:5

Without meekness and humility before God there is no salvation, no Heaven, and no understanding of God's Word. Matt 11:25 Pride is the reason many don't come to know Christ. Psalm 37:11 They rarely seek God for anything except when they want or need something. God doesn't even listen to these prayers and wicked self seeking hearts. He closes His ears to the prayers of those who insist on there own way of doing and thinking. Proverbs 1:28


A lifestyle of total surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ is the only way to please God and be righteous before Him on judgment day. We cultivate the ability to hear God and the habit of obeying His voice in everything.

We avoid the temptation to become self-righteous when we understand that true righteousness begins with godly humility (Psalm 25:90). We remember that Jesus said, “Apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). When we spend time in the presence of God, we become more aware of our own sin and shortcomings. A dingy shirt looks white beside a dark wall. But, when compared with snow, the same shirt looks dirty. Pride and self-righteousness cannot remain in the presence of a holy God. Pursuing righteousness begins when a humble heart seeks the continual presence of God (James 4:10; 1 Peter 5:6). The humble, believing heart leads to a lifestyle of righteous action acceptable to God (Psalm 51:10).

Monday, June 23, 2014

IF YOU DONT NEED JESUS TO HEAL YOU~YOU DON'T NEED JESUS TO SAVE YOU


Jesus could only heal the sick; those who knew they were sick and wanted healing and a new chance at life. He was of no use to those who saw themselves healthy or those who wanted to stay sick, hidden in darkness. Neither was he of any benefit to those with unbelief such as those in His hometown. Luke 4:24


Just as it is today there are those who see themselves good enough, those who love their sins, those who blatantly celebrate their sins thinking Jesus loves them the way they are (militant homosexuals), and those who just don't believe. Hebrews 11:6


Satan has blinded the majority today especially those in the religious world and unless they wake up to the truth by seeking out the only One who is the way to life and truth, Christ Jesus Himself, God will have no choice but to hand them over to a reprobate mind. Romans 1:28 This will be the fate of most of the worlds population. Matt 7:13 Matt 24:37


We are still in the day of grace for the truly repentant heart. Psalm 51:17, 2 Cor 6:2





Saturday, June 21, 2014

GODS KINGDOM IS ALIVE ON EARTH TODAY

Jesus said the truth will set us free. The truth is that the Kingdom of God is already living Spiritually on earth within all true believers scattered throughout the world today. Luke 17:21. Who are true believers? Those who have been separated from the mindset and control of this world and given the mindset and control of the Holy Spirit for God's purposes. Isaiah 52:11, 1 Cor 2:16, Jer 51:45, 2 Cor 6:17


Jesus says our bodies are the everlasting temple of God that no man or kingdom can destroy. Acts 7:48, 1 Cor. 3:16, Romans 8:9 When a true believer yields to the Holy Spirit and allows Him King and ruler of the temple (our body) they have all the power and authority of God against the enemy and his armies. Luke 10:19.


Once we believe and have faith in this truth the devil looses his ability to keep us bound in his web of lies. Just as the children of Israel were kept in bondage wandering the desert for 40 years never entering the promised land many today are blind to their true purpose in Christ because of unbelief.


If we are full of self, pride, envy, bitterness etc. the Holy Spirit will be hindered and blocked from manifesting Christ within us. Those who surrender all to God daily and allow Him full control will bring the manifestations of God to a lost deceived world. This is a lifelong process of "active" faith.


If we are about our Fathers business we are called to set the captives free. Luke 2:49 , Luke 4:18. Free those who are under Satan's authority and power of sin and death. 2 Tim 2:26   Jesus came to give life and freedom but He never did anything on His own will or power but only that of the Father. John 5:19, John 5:30, John 15:5


Without the Holy Spirit we are nothing but an empty vessel for Satan to fill up with his rotten fruit (pride, envy, lust, gluttony, and greed) Yielded to the Holy Spirit we will produce His life giving fruits (love, joy, peace, longsuffering, forgiveness,faithfulness, gentleness, and self control) The more we give out to others the more He will manifest within. It's the cycle of an eternal life of freedom in Christ.

Friday, June 20, 2014

WE ARE NOT BORN GOD'S CHILDREN~




Jesus says we must be born again to enter into His Kingdom. In other words we need a new citizenship since we were born into the citizenship of this world which is ruled and governed by Satan and his minions. The only way is to be born into a new creation through Christ Jesus. Until then we are enemies to God and Satan our ruler. John 8:44 We either live for God or worship the devil. No shades of grey will God tolerate. Rev. 3:16


Why did the world hate Jesus and why did Jesus tell His children to expect the same? John 15:18. Because He was not of this world and when we become citizens of God's Kingdom we are no longer of this world either. Romans 12:2 . Jesus went against the grain of cultures, traditions, and customs of this world. A born again believer will no longer desire to celebrate Santa clause, the Easter bunny, St. cupid, religious rituals, and all other pagan beliefs which in turn causes friction conflict and stoning (un- righteous judgment).


Those who are citizens of the Kingdom of God will have spiritual minds which those who are of this world will not understand. 1 Cor. 2:14, Col 3:2, 1 Cor. 1:18. Those who follow Christ are willing to surrender all to Him even their own lives. Many call themselves saved believers but have yet to surrender, submit, depend, and give lordship to Christ instead of Self. They still cling to this world and it's ways which therefore makes them no part of God but instead His enemy. James 4:4


The price to this new Kingdom citizenship has already been paid in full. All one must do is accept Jesus as the only cure for their natural born state. Which means if we spend our time judging others faults and exalting self, putting self at the throne instead of Christ, living for this world instead of the next to come~instead of depending and relying fully on Christ ~judgment day will come as a huge surprise. 1 Cor. 1:30, James 2:13, James 2:10, John 14:6, Luke 18:9-14.

Friday, June 13, 2014

HIS ROBE~OR MINE?

 
Matthew 22:11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and[a] cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
14 “For many are called, but few are chosen



There are many today who are relying on their own blood sweat and tears for righteousness by their good works and deeds, keeping of commandments, applause and admiration of men, doctrine mastery, etc. etc. etc.



Then there are those who accept only the blood sweat and tears of Christ Jesus and His finished work on the Cross. These are the ones who are seen by the Father as righteous.



These are the ones who allow the work of the Holy Spirits refining fire to purge away the dross in their hearts. These are the ones who will not turn away from their Lord God when hard times and persecution comes along but will walk in faith knowing God will never forsake them.



These are the ones who allow Christ King of the throne of their heart instead of self being their master. These are the ones who have separated from the traditions and cultures of man and the world and look instead to God's Kingdom as their true home.



Anything else will be just as the man at the wedding banquet wearing his own garb of self righteousness instead of the robe of righteousness given through Christ Jesus~ They will sadly be cast away as rubbish along with their filthy rags.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

LIFE IS A JOURNEY~EMBRACE IT AND LEARN







God allows His children many journeys in a lifetime which will only produce stronger and more fruitful branches to grow on the Vine of Christ when we stay strong in our faith. These journeys are meant to be learning tools and are never easy or comfortable~ but never ever useless. In other words, the more we fall the more we learn and the more we have to offer those we meet along the way.




The true Church, the anointed ones, are to help others when we see them heading into trouble. Instead of bringing 1 or 2 witnesses to rebuke in love, we often see backbiting, murderous gossip and condemning judgment instead. We must always remember ~ with God mercy trumps judgment and not a single person is free from the need of mercy. God will not show mercy on those who show no mercy to others. James 2:13 How are we to love our enemies if we can't even love a member of God's family?



I have noticed those who have fallen the hardest show the most mercy and compassion. Those who have been forgiven much... love much.  Luke 7:47 God will never forsake or condemn a sinner, for His grace is endless for those who put their faith in Him alone while showing total dependence on Christ alone for their righteousness.
 

12 Therefore let anyone who thinks he stands [who feels sure that he has a steadfast mind and is standing firm], take heed lest he fall [into sin]. 1 Corinthians 10:12





The devil loves to keep us in bondage by believing once we sin we are done away with and those who so eagerly condemn and judge others are simply satan's tools for this purpose.  But we all know how the story ends and the glory that is to come trumps over any and all of life's many journeys that come along the path of God's people. In fact the closer we get in our walk with God the more challenges we face.






True freedom is found only in Christ when we let go and let God do His work in and through and around us. 






So let the devil and his minions carry on while we press forward to the prize our gracious Heavenly Father has waiting for those who love Him.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

KNOW GOD KNOW PEACE~NO GOD NO PEACE



I remember a conversation I had last year with my mother in law about Jesus being fully man and fully God. She insisted Jesus is not God, but the Son of God. I tried to explain that He is both~God and Man. When I got home I sent her some bible verses and she only replied how well I know my bible. The sad thing is she spent her whole life attending church and never knew this very simple truth which shows how dead most churches really are.

One can be a master theologian and never know God. We can compare it to knowing a famous actor or president. You study and learn everything about that person but know nothing about their "person" on an intimate level.

It is only through God's Holy Spirit living within us that we come to know God in Spirit and truth which is the only worship He will accept. The Holy Spirit will teach us things man never can. John 4:24

Churches that teach the sinners prayer for salvation is also false teaching. There is nothing we can do to acquire salvation other than accept what Jesus already did and why He did it. Jesus was judged and died FOR our sins so that we don't have to be judged and die IN our sins. Once we are saved we are to allow Him Lordship over our lives. This is where many fail. If Christ isn't given lordship in our lives that means we are our own Lord ~ Which means we send ourselves to hell with nobody to blame but ourselves.

The sinners prayer is a lot like weddings. We have a minister reading vows for the Bride and Groom to repeat after him. Half the time the couple doesn't even believe in God or if they do they do not allow Christ to be their Master. Imagine if we lived by God's purpose of marriage. The feminist movement would never have been birthed….Ephes 5:22-33

So if someone says the sinners prayer and doesn't mean a word of it are they saved? NO!

A couple getting married repeating the ministers words but not meaning it in their hearts~are they joined together by God? Can God bless a marriage where He is not involved?

When my husband and I got married neither one of us were born again, neither one of us put God first, and we both lived for ourselves with rarely a thought of God.

Now that I've given my life to Christ there is much division for not wanting to be involved in the worlds customs and traditions I used to love so much. I don't blame anyone for the confusion and anger but an open heart and mind is the only way God will come to a repentant sinner and most times He uses people to awaken others to the truth.  1 John 2:15

Pride and self defense will only keep that veil between God and man preventing reconciliation that Jesus hung on the cross for. Romans 1:28

It's important to be open to criticism and rebuke. But God's children are not to receive council from those who live for the world and it's customs, traditions, and influences in order to compromise their faith.  God's Holy Spirit will give us the mind of God when we relinquish ourselves to His leading in our lives and He will direct our paths according to His eternal purpose and plan.

I believe God is consecrating those who have a willing humble heart for something bigger than the world even understands. The true church, God's anointed have left all worldly interests and desires behind. God can not and will not use those who are clinging on too tightly to anything more than to know God. Does this sound too intense? Over the top? Severe?

Can you imagine what Noah and Abraham got called by those who didn't know God? But….one of the great blessings Christ will do in a person who humbles himself to the Father~He takes away the need to impress others and replaces it with freedom. Nothing compares to being free in Christ!




Thursday, May 29, 2014

WHOREDOM AGAINST THE ALMIGHTY GOD~


Adultery runs ramped in our world today. But is anyone really innocent? No. We all fall short and sin against God the Father. Jesus said if one even looks at a woman with lust he has committed adultery. How many times a day do you think men and women think about the opposite sex in an inappropriate manner? Anyone who watches T.V. today or walks by a news stand has ample opportunities~and not much is even left to the imagination. You have just committed adultery.

Anyone who has read the Bible knows how God hates idolatry. Placing anything in our heart and mind before God is an idol and God sees it as adultery against Him. What consumes our mind is usually what rules our life.  Spiritual adultery against God almighty is a dangerous way to live.

How do we commit adultery against God? When we put worldly council above the counsel of God. When we crave and work so hard for the things of this world more than a desire to know God. This means if anything in the world takes priority over Christ in your life you are committing Spiritual adultery. (sports, T.V. therapists, cars, houses, animals, families, entertainment and the list goes on…….)

Does this mean we are to do nothing but live on our knees? Of course not. But we are to seek the Kingdom of God and Spiritual things first~ then everything else has it's place and purpose. How many does God find in the world today who are faithfully in love with Him above all others?

There are few. And they are often looked upon as odd, crazy, and demented. Maybe that is why they seek each other out? Maybe God sometimes brings them together for His purpose? I've learned to walk in faith knowing God sees all hearts intentions and you can't convince me that He is not moved deeply by those who live their lives consumed with the things of God vs. those who are walking around trying to act perfect and righteous on their own accord to please man while living for the world.

The day is coming when God's glorious light will shine on every dark corner in every mans heart. Every knee will bow and every mouth will confess Him as Lord of lords and King of kings. Are you at peace with that? Let God be the judge and Jesus your righteousness~  Rom 14:11

Sunday, May 25, 2014

WE BECOME HIS FOOTSTEPS IN THE SAND~


I always thought the footprints in the sand poem where 2 sets turn into one meant Jesus carried us in hard times.  Could it also mean when we see one set of footprints we are walking instep with the leading of the Holy Spirit~one with Christ?

The Holy Spirit is like a seed planted within our hearts.  Just as any soil must be prepared (no roots of bitterness) God the Father prepares our hearts to accept His seed~the Holy Spirit~the very essence of Himself.  When we walk in the Spirit confident of who we are in Christ, we will produce the life giving fruits of the Spirit to those around us recreating Christ Jesus back into the world. Just as satan tried to prevent the birth of Jesus he is trying to kill the man child within every believer by implanting seeds of doubt fear and unbelief.

This one set of footprints/walking confidently in the Spirit~Christ in us~ we no longer have to reach out for God because He is living, growing, and manifesting Himself in and around and through us. When we can truly come to this knowledge of faith in who we are IN Christ Jesus~there is no reason to fear or doubt or listen to the lies of the enemy.  We are protected from the inside out, giving life to those we come in contact with and planting more seeds to bring forth life~God Himself setting the captives free.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

AWAKENING TO AWARENESS~LIFE BEGINS


**Awakening to Awareness: Life Begins**

The little child within~we all have one. God says only those who humble themselves as little children will enter into His Kingdom. We will never awaken to the awareness of our inner child until we being this honest search deep within. 

Why did Jesus say many will hate us because of Him? Who were the ones who hated Jesus? It was those who feared their hearts being exposed.  Jesus saw right through them!  It was those hiding behind their pride, living in denial who feared the light of Christ showing their true intentions and motives.  Much like the scattering of cockroaches when bright light hits their dark hiding place, a deceitful heart will cringe at truth.

When do children loose their innocence? When do we loose insight to our true inner self? Eventually, we grow up into responsible adults but it seems somewhere along the way we stuff our true self down so deep that one day we wonder who am I?  Have you ever looked into the mirror and asked yourself that? Too many times we're busy pointing at others ignoring our own mirrors. 

I believe true freedom happens when we become honest with ourself.  Only then will our spiritual eyes open allowing us to grow into the person God created us to be. We will come to a place where we are free to walk in confidence of who we are in the Spirit. We can overcome things that keep us in bondage turmoil and despair. 

The light within (Holy Spirit) has a way of shining awareness on these hidden places we kept locked away for so long and painful as it may be to look at~it is so necessary to hatch from our familiar cocoon which finally sets us free. The way God intended us to be~


This is a life long journey~

TRUE INTIMACY~GIVES LIFE


We all need intimacy~for without it we will die spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Studies show newborn babies will die from the deprivation of touch. Animals even show beautiful displays of intimacy with each other. God created intimacy and desires this with His most cherished creation~man.

As a garden must be tilled and cleared to plant seeds our hearts must also be prepared to "receive" the things of God or there will be no spiritual growth. Just as a man and a woman can not create life if the woman is not receptive to the man willing to receive him~ our hearts will not be receptive to the love and truth of God if unwilling stubborn and selfish.

The gift of the Holy Spirit within us allows intimacy with God 24/7!  He's always available abiding, listening, convicting, loving, teaching, communicating with those who are receptive and aware of Him. We don't' need to reach **out** for God, His throne is within our hearts!

Technology is great but has clouded our minds and we are too busy to be aware and receptive to the Christ within. We can talk/worship with God driving our car to work, waiting in line, watching a movie, whatever we do….instead of filling up on the radio, cell phone, blue tooth etc. The enemy has so many devices to hinder our intimacy with God.

God IS life~God creates life. When we open the door to our hearts we give birth to life~ the very essence of the Father from the seed He has planted within the receptive willing heart creating beautiful softly flowing refreshing cleansing healing living waters.  ~Manifesting Christ to a dry dead land of famine is the greatest intimacy known to man~There is no greater love than this. John 15:13


Monday, May 19, 2014

LIVE OR DIE~ I AM THE LORDS



My relationship with God started 2 1/2 years ago and before that I had no background of formal religion or church membership. All I write and know has been taught from the Holy Spirit within. In this short time period God has been preparing me for something bigger than myself. Before God can use us, He must first break us…molding us fit for His hands.

For me it was pretty much purging all that was dear to me. My horses, my job, my friends, my family, and my reputation. God took it all. Ask anyone who's been chosen by God the Father (or read the Bible) and they can attest to the same painful process of separation or refining~whatever you want to call it.

We will be labeled by the majority around us as crazy religious freaks….but to God we are His beautiful and most precious prized possessions.  There is no turning back when God consecrates you. He will take all worldly desires and replace it with His desires.

I can no longer doubt who I am in Christ no matter what others may say. I've been called demon possessed, psychotic and many other things even from my own family which only confirms the words of Jesus that those in our own household would turn against us. Matthew 10:36

My writings only show a fraction of the adoration, respect and intimate relationship I have with God. I no longer need to prove anything to the world because God knows all hearts and motives behind our actions and He has set me free from any need of human approval.

God doesn't look for perfection~He looks for an honest willing heart. All the men and women of old who were greatly used by God were far from perfect but God used them and He still uses people today who are willing to listen.

There is coming a day when ALL will be required to make the choice. God's ways or the worlds ways. Never both. God hates lukewarm worship. (Isaiah 1:13-17 Revelation 3:16)

All the events, people, failures, and circumstances in our lives are not by accident. They serve a purpose greater than ourselves and we must seek God for the answers. The entire world will one day see and know all truth with nothing hidden. Our relationship with Christ will be the only thing standing on that day~

When God calls who will listen? (Matthew 19:29 Luke 18:29 Mark 8:35)







Tuesday, May 13, 2014

SILENT ABUSE~




Silent abuse – The mind game by Teresa Cooper

21st Nov 2013 |
We have all suffered many forms of abuse but the least talked about is “The mind game” otherwise know as the silent treatment, deliberately ignored to cause harm to another persons mental well being, sent to coventry and it’s one of the most harmful methods of abuse used by abusers who feel that
“If they do not use their hands to physically abuse then it isn’t abuse.”
Wrong
It is abuse to ignore some ones needs emotionally and make them feel worthless and depressed and will cause long term damage that in many cases can lead to the victims physical health being harmed.
To deliberately cause harm to someone by use of the silent treatment, deny a person any emotional care, deny them any praise, starve them of love, affection, compliments, positive feed back, to regularly reject, degrade and deny a person any emotional responsiveness and to ignore a persons needs is mental abuse or also known as psychological abuse. It is repetitive abuse that’s aimed at controlling, diminishing another persons well being in order to hurt, punish, harm or control them.
The silent abuser is able to switch himself off emotionally to the pain and suffering he is causing his victim and will deny he is the problem and he may tell himself or others that he is the victim.
You stop being a victim when you become the abuser
The abuser is capable of closing down all reasonable sense of emotions and turn into a cold heart very fast as he withdraws into his own world without any care for his victims distress . The abuser will behave in society charming, calm, happy, he will be seen by others as a pillar of society, gentle natured, helpful, kind, caring and fool the outside world into thinking he is abused and his partner is the abuser. This is classic of a mental abuser. They will have their partner labelled a mental case whilst he plays the victim and saint and makes her the subject of of every ones rejection by labelling her with an unbalanced mind.
The true victim will be further rejected not only by her abuser but also by his friends, work colleagues, family and others he is likely to meet. The abuser needs to feel in control and he will seek constant approval from those around him and convince them that he’s the true victim. They will offer him advice and he will feed off their pity which will make him feel even more in control as he plays the victim.
The true victims may withdraw from all social activities, work, stop seeing family, they stop being fun, will see everything in a negative light, stop eating which is the start of dangerous health issues, cry alone, send text terror messages as a means to fight back which only gives the abuser more ammunition to abuse her with as he will use that as a further excuse to ignore and make her look bad in front of others. The abuser will happily share the text messages because he wants everyone to see him as the victim. The true victim will stop functioning on all levels as the mind games take over her life. She will find it hard to think of anything else but what is happening to her. The victim will fight with her own mind and struggle to work out if she is being abused or is she truly the problem. The victim may start behaving irrationally from the stress caused by the mental abuse.
Mental abuse is not normally seen by anyone on the outside looking in because they see the abuser as a strong, calm, caring and sincere person and will not be able to see the true character behind the person in front of them that they think they know so well.
Do you really know the person standing next to you?
Out of all the abuse I suffered the one part of the abuse I have always struggled with is the “being ignored” because when I begged for the abuser to stop no one listened. The more I was ignored the more it built up an extreme and unlikely intolerance for being “ignored” which has stayed with me as an adult. I left care with that intolerance to the ugly side of human nature that sees many people misuse the silent treatment to harm others. Some justify this behaviour and kid themselves that it’s in some way an honourable stance to take. Ignoring someone briefly when done to express dissatisfaction is very different to the silent treatment. To ignore someone as a regular means to punish, hurt or upset someone as payback or for whatever reason, it is in my opinion and the opinions of experts to be considered one of the worst forms of mental abuse that exists in human nature. It causes irreparable damage to a person’s mind and will see the victims behaviour change slowly but noticeably when its out of control by others who are close. There are times the abuse continues and the victims show now outward signs to those who are close whilst the mental abuser get to witness the dramatic and extreme behaviour change in direct response to his/her mental abuse in the “silent treatment”.
The silent treatment is a form of punishment and control and the person using it to harm another feels a lack of care and can not or will not communicate as she/he watches the victim slowly deteriorate from being a lively happy and fun person into becoming withdrawn, reclusive or maybe verbally aggressive to the abuser in a vain bid to stop the abuse of the mind. The person dishing out the “silent treatment is FULLY aware of the damage they are doing and they are FULLY aware that all they need to do to stop it is to simply talk to the victim. The abuser will not talk to the victim and when he does he will constantly lead the victim into a false sense of security at leisure. Then ignore again.  The abuser will provoke any situation with silence which triggers off the victim who can never work out what has happened to warrant more silent treatment and again the victim finds himself/herself fighting desperately with the abuser in a vain bid to stop her/him giving the silent treatment all over again.
The victims behaviour can change so dramatically he/she is hardly recognized as being the same person. Every time the silent treatment begins the victim is pulled further and further down and the abuser sits back and carries on with daily chores blatantly ignoring the victim whom is obviously so distressed that no normal thinking individual person could sit back and watch such a shocking display of suffering. The victim may withdraw completely, stop talking i.e. friends, stop socializing, stop eating, start drinking, stop working, start text terrorism against the abuser as a defence mechanism of protection but it never works, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and that’s just a few of the side effects of a victim suffering from mental abuse.
The “silent treatment” otherwise named as “deliberate intent to ignore” or “ATCH” which means absent to cause harm which is where an abuser completely cuts the victim off and the abuser will not budge. They often acknowledge in their own minds that the victim is suffering but do nothing about it and walk away and simply ignore it.
The latter is a very dangerous form of mental abuse.
I have often heard stories of men ignoring their partner after causing her such distress that she has taken to self-harm or attempt to take her own life from where the mental abuse has weakened her once strong mind into a nerve wrecking display of self doubt and depression. The abuser will hear her calls of desperation and he will empty himself of all emotions and walk away. He will show no emotions as she tries to take her own life. He will convince himself that she deserves it for hurting his feelings by trying to fight back.
Its not often friends get to witness the mental abuse of the systematic silent treatment from a partner because it is silent but in some cases friends will witness erratic behaviour of the victim and they cant quite understand what’s going on because the victim will blame everything but her abusive partner. It is rare anyone on the outside of the relationship sees the suffering of the victim as the abuse often like most forms of abuse stays “within the immediate relationship”. The male abusers friends will only see this charming friend they all love because he will do anything for them but seldom do his friends or family witness what he is doing to his partner. They will only see the abusers partners displays of distress.
The “silent treatment, ignoring or ATCH” abuser is fully aware of their actions and fully aware they are causing a significant amount of harm to the victim in most cases but there are those who do believe they are the victim. The victim may at times have the odd outburst in front of others or in a public place. The abuser will then inform his family of every little thing his victim partner does as he seeks refuge and portrays himself as the victim in need of support because he has a totally “maniac” partner whose lost the plot.
This form of mental abuse is often used by the man more so than a woman.
Eventually once the victim has been totally broken down by the mental abuser she will give up fighting back and beg for forgiveness and beg the abusive partner to forgive her. She may well go to the extremes to try and make it up to her man because she has been broken in and is now under his mind control. The man will continue to use this method of mind control and ignore, use the silent treatment or ATCH tactics until his partner has been totally exhausted, feels totally helpless and it opens her up to being controlled so the man gets what he wants. Sadly this form of abuse has seen the deaths of women who self-harmed or attempted suicide as a cry for help and those cries for help ignored by the abuser and has resulted in her death.
Self-harm - deliberate cutting or mutilation of one’s own body including rip hair out, stop eating, stop going out, withdraw from society, cut off hair, stay in bed, over eat or attempt suicide.
The reason I am touching on this subject is because I have seen a number of women email me on facebook who are going through this right now with their Turkish partners or have just left such an abusive relationship and sit in silence blaming themselves. I also want to touch on this subject because I am a survivor of child abuse and I myself have gone through the mental abuse process and contrary to what people believe, it is not easy to leave such a controlling relationship.
Men who have been abused as children physically, sexually or mentally and/or suffered abuse by a parent due to the damaging effects of poverty are well known for using the “silent treatment, ignoring and ATCH” methods to punish and control their partners. These men will convince themselves they are not abusing because they haven’t physically hit the woman and he will convince her he’s very good to her by not saying anything. He will almost always convince himself he’s the victim and show no remorse at all for the suffering he is causing by punishing and controlling someone he claims to love. These men are often found to not contribute to the relationship they are in and show little or no care or respect for his partner and will continue to expect her to hold the entire relationship together all by herself whilst he laps up the comfort of control and does nothing to help contribute or support the relationship. He will not show emotions when challenged or he may eventually turn to violence.
Ignoring a partner may also be a sign of infidelity or a man who is not in control of his own emotions and shuts down. Regardless of the circumstances, mental abuse and the negative power of the “silent treatment, being deliberately ignored or the ATCH” abuse is never the less very damaging for those on the receiving end and needs to be address by either the abuser entering therapy or for the victim to leave the situation.  If the man recognizes he’s an abuser lhe can seek help from a professional help. The victim must seek professional help to get out of such an abusive relationship before she is so worn down it will diminish her life slowly but surely.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

IT'S MORE THAN DO'S AND DONT'S AND SAYING "I BELIEVE!!"


"What is the difference between a Christian and a disciple?"

Answer:
The termsdiscipleandChristianare related but not synonymous.

The Greek term for “disciple” in the New Testament ismathetes, which means more than just “student” or “learner.” A disciple is a “follower,” someone who adheres completely to the teachings of another, making them his rule of life and conduct. The Pharisees prided themselves in being disciples of Moses (John 9:28). Jesus’ followers were called “disciples.” Their discipleship began with Jesus’ call and required them to exercise their will in response (Matthew 9:9).

Jesus was quite explicit about the cost of following Him. Discipleship requires a totally committed life: “Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33). Sacrifice is expected: “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me’” (Matthew 16:24).

Not all of Jesus’ followers were able to make such a commitment. There were many who left Him after a while. “From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him” (John 6:66).

The termChristianwas never used by Jesus. The first instance of the wordChristianis found in the book of Acts: “The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch” (Acts 11:26). Most Bible scholars agree that it was highly unlikely that the believers themselves thought up the name “Christians.” The early church had other terms for themselves, such as “disciples” (Acts 13:52;Acts 20:1;Acts 21:4) and “saints” (Romans 1:7;1 Corinthians 16:1;Ephesians 1:1) and “brothers” (1 Corinthians 1:9;1 Peter 3:8).

The name “Christian,” meaning “belonging to Christ,” appears to have been invented by those outside of the church. It was most likely meant as a derogatory term. Only two other times does the word appear in the New Testament (Acts 26:28;1 Peter 4:16). The idea that the termChristianwas originally a pejorative finds some support in the first epistle of Peter: “However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name” (1 Peter 4:16).

Biblically speaking, a Christian is someone who has placed his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:12). A Christian has been born again by the power of the Holy Spirit (John 3:3). A Christian “belongs to Christ” and is daily being transformed into the likeness of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18).

A true Christian (and not one in name only) will also be a disciple of Christ. That is, he will have counted the cost of following the Lord and has totally committed his life to Jesus. He accepts the call to sacrifice and follows wherever the Lord leads. The disciple completely adheres to the teaching of Jesus, makes Christ his number-one priority and lives accordingly. He is actively involved in making other disciples (Matthew 28:19-20).

A true Christian is a believer in Christ and possesses new life through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Because he believes in Christ, a Christian will also be an obedient disciple. Paul describes the reality of taking up one’s cross and following the Lord: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-disciple.html#ixzz31JYaKvJQ

Sunday, May 4, 2014

THE DELILAH SPIRIT


Delilah (who seduced Sampson into loosing His anointing) meaning to "languish or weaken" is a Spirit common today in the house of God. This is one of satan's most clever Spirit's because although not as noticeable as the Jezebel Spirit it's just as crippling to the church.

Sampson was mightily used by God when the Holy Spirit came upon Him. Judges 14:6 We know the Holy Spirit is a consuming fire and when something consumes us there is not much room for anything else.

Sadly, Sampson (as many today) became lazy and was lured into the easy life with Delilah. Maybe he was told by (satan) others that he was too consumed and needed to back off a little, enjoy life, not take this God thing so serious. Whatever the case Samson quenched the Holy Spirit fire within and lost his anointing power. This is one of many sad examples given to us in Scripture of those who started out strong in faith but ended up with nothing due to a compromise with the world.

God our Father expects us to separate our mind set from the mind set of the world. Jesus ate with the sinners but was always seperate for the purpose of God not to please self or others.

With separation comes pain~whether it be an infants separation from the mothers womb, the flesh cutting of male circumcision, or the emerging butterfly from it's cocoon.  Not many people willingly go through the refining fires of Holy Spirit separation but those who surrender to Him will be mightily used by God!

Anything that hinders the flowing of the Holy Spirit's work must be dealt with and God is the only One for the job. When a man or woman lays themselves open and naked before God with no self-will or agenda but only a desire for the will of God~divine intervention becomes evident.

Imagine what the church today would look like if the message was focused on the abundance of Holy Spirit power instead of abundance of wealth and prestige? I believe there is coming a day we will see the outpouring God speaks of in the latter day rains~where willing hearts will seek God and His glory over man and his gimmicks of ploys and toys. Joel 2:23

Friday, April 25, 2014

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT



As we grow and mature through this journey of trials and battles in life we begin to see ourselves and others in a new light. One of humility and simple truth. We come to a point when we no longer feel a need to wear a mask, hiding who we really are and how we really feel. Maybe I come to this point in my life because I am no longer numb from chemical substances or choking down genuine feelings no matter how ugly. For the first time in my life my vision is clear. 

I think of those who hurt me in my past~ the ones I love the most. Fact is, we are all injured souls from our experiences in life. We are born into an imperfect sinful world and we do the best we know how to survive. We learn early on how to put on the mask and hide our true emotions in fear of being rejected or punished.

God has forgiven me and saved me from a life of hopelessness and failure. Am I now perfect and free from pain? Far from it. I'm no better than anyone else, in fact when we become one with Jesus (the Light) abiding in Him; we realize just how imperfect and weak we really are. And we start to see people the way God sees them. With love, understanding, and compassion~when before it was anger, bitterness and judgmental we now forgive as we have been so undeservingly forgiven.

I used to carry a lot of resentment towards those who molded me into who I am today. But I no longer do that. In fact God has shown me that He has a purpose for our scars.  Our scars enable us to give others something we never could had we lived in a "perfect" environment. Fact is, there is not one human being without emotional scars and a story of their own. 

We all have something unique to offer the world and God has a purpose and plan for all. Until we come to know Christ we will never know what that is. I never understood how people could forgive the unforgivable. But that is something only God can reveal and teach a person if the heart is willing and once we do, it allows God to release beautiful blessings in our lives. 

I always said my worst fear would be for my own children to grow up hating me. I can honestly say my children were the greatest blessing God gave me.  It's the only thing I feel I was good at. They taught me more about myself and life than anything or anyone else in this world ever could. I found no greater purpose or pleasure than being a stay at home mom and never felt it to be a burden or a chore. But there are no perfect people~and no perfect parents. I pray daily their hearts will open to allow the fullness of God in their lives, for this is the greatest gift of all. 

No matter who we are or what we become one thing is for certain. Life is a battlefield. There will be injuries and losses, tears and heartache. But we are created with a purpose by a loving God our Father, who sent His son Jesus to give us life and freedom from bondage and death and a life without Him leads to eternal confusion.  True freedom creates love and life.


It's up to us to seek God's purpose and will for our lives. Without any masks or hidden agendas. Without faith and being honest with ourselves we will search forever and never find it. Our purpose is to be one in Christ. Peace, love, and contentment forever flowing in ourselves and the lives we touch. And no one can take that away from you.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF~


A heart hidden and locked away for fear of breaking or exposure is to waste the most beautiful gift God placed inside of us and our whole reason for existence. LOVE! Those who fear sharing it will never experience true love and freedom.  How does a fearful heart break free?
Until we become honest with ourselves we can't be honest with God or anyone else. For many it's a scary thing to look deep into the heart and find out who we really are by accknowledging faults, desires, scars, and all of life's experiences that brought us to where we are today~
God will not listen to a half hearted heart that holds back for fear of exposure. He knows us better than we ever will but He will not tolerate worship with things hidden or denied. God wants 100% honesty. 
Could you love someone who talked well about you, bought you nice things, respected you, worked hard to provide, but never shared their heart, mind, hopes, dreams and desires with you? They only said what they thought you wanted to hear? I don't know about you but a person who shares his heart mind and soul with me is a most beautiful thing. Anything less is not love. God also desires an intimate love relationship with us, not a superficial fake robotic one . 
We can never be made whole or at peace until this soul searching takes place. Only then can God move in and clean house, healing and purging the dross from our hearts~replacing it with life overflowing instead of cold dead stone.
True love can only come through Christ. To know God is to love God and the most intimate knowledge of God comes through the fires He puts us/His children through~when we lean on Him. 

The first step towards a new life in Christ is to be 100 % honest and open holding nothing back~with ourselves. Then God will take care of the rest once we give Him control and stop trying to do it all on our own strength. Until then, we will only live a lie forever in bondage…to ourself. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WHO'S WAITING ON THE LORD?


How many Christians today are looking eagerly **waiting** for Jesus to return and bring us to Him? It surprises me how many see it as gloom and doom or the wrong way of looking at things when I mention my excitement or anticipation for that day when all will be made right with the world. Why?

I remember before I gave my life to Christ the last thing on my mind was the hope of Jesus coming back. I was tied to the world and my addictions. Movies, horses, weekend parties, looking for a dream home, thinking of my retirement plans, etc. Everyday things that most live for.

When God separates man for His purpose, He purges plucks and prunes all things that were once meaningful and important and replaces them with Christ/the anointing. Now we have the Almighty Spirit of God in our hearts. So now what?

Is this person supposed to ignore it because it turns all desires upside down that the world and even loved ones reject them for it? Ignore God? Ignore our purpose that was thought up before the creation of the heavens and earth?

What would our lives be today if Paul, Mary, Noah, and Moses rejected and ignored that call from God? Would God allow it? Or did God for the purpose and plan of His will make it impossible for these vessels to run away in ignorant pride like Jonah tried?

Some laugh at the idea that God still seeks for willing and faithful hearts who's desire is to love Him above all else. They think it's foolish that God communicates with man on the level He did in the Bible.  How this must grieve our Father who created mankind for His own pleasure to fellowship with for eternity. 1 Cor 1:9


If we look at the Strong's entry for this word **Wait**, we see this:
  1. to wait, look for, hope, expect
      1. to wait or look eagerly for
      2. to lie in wait for


Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are **waiting** for him.