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Thursday, December 18, 2014

ARE YOU A NOMINAL CHRISTIAN?


I ask you my friend, to decide
And if you're not sure what nominal means
I write these few lines as a guide

Now if your a nominal christian
You've been christened, confirmed or baptized
You believe in a God and a Bible
You try not to swear or tell lies

You're honest at home and in business
You believe in helping a friend
You'll work hard for the church on a week night
And money on missions you'll spend

You love to support worthy causes
You're known as the one you can trust
You repeat the Lords Prayer in the evening
And help for the poor is a must.

You believe that Christ died for lost sinners
You believe that He died, this is true
You're trying from moment to moment
To do just the things He would do.

You've been years believing in Jesus
You're convinced He is God's only Son
You hope you've secured your salvation
Through what He and you have both done.

Perhaps these are some of the details
From the faith to which you subscribe
Be warned now dear nominal Christian
Of a deadly mistake I describe.

There are millions believing in Jesus
Who think that they've made it in life
Who have never experienced conversion
And their hearts have no peace, only strife

They say they're believing in Jesus
And yet they don't really KNOW HIM
They've never confessed that they're sinners
And their hearts cleansed from all sin.

They've not trusted Him as their Saviour
Their lives He has NEVER CONTROLLED
They're strangers to God and to Jesus
They're religious but not in His fold.

Repent of your sins~turn to Jesus
For soon He is coming again
If you do this dear nominal Christian
It brings you eternity's gain.

So! I challenge you, nominal Christian
God's word clearly tells you your fate
Be convicted to turn to the Saviour

Before its forever too late.
JOHN 3:3

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

THE LORD IS A JEALOUS GOD!


For a Christian to have a Christmas tree and engage in Christmas customs around December 25 is the same betrayal as a woman making love to her husband while thinking about another past lover, or with treasured intimate mementos of his in her dresser, or using sexual techniques she learned from him. If you think this is extreme or harsh, read Ezekiel 16 and/or 23 carefully.


1. Adultery is horrible. When a woman gives her body and love to another man for intimate sexual pleasures, she terribly betrays her husband. He is defrauded by having his most personal and prized object treacherously shared with a competitor. Adultery is outrageously wicked (Lev 20:10Num 5:11-31Job 31:9-12Pr 6:32-35).
2. Jealousy is the result. It is the anger, envy, and pain when something dear to you is given to another. It occurs intensely in a husband, when his wife gives her body and love to others. Adultery causes great jealousy, as Scripture and nature show (Num 5:11-31Prov 6:32-35).
3. God is Jealous. He created and saved His people from serving the devil to be His very own bride. He expects total adoration and perfect obedience. The first and great commandment is to love Him with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. He will not share your love or interest with other things. His name is Jealous, and He burns in jealous rage when His people even flirt with anything else (Ex 20:3-534:14Deut 4:246:1529:2032:16Josh 24:19Is 42:848:11I Cor 10:22).
4. God hates idols and icons. God condemned all idols, any graven image or likeness of any thing, and any devotion given to them, because He is jealous of any flirting or distraction by His chosen bride with the false gods of paganism. Their gods are bugs, trees, stones, and stars. He is the invisible Spirit of eternity. He does not want any other object getting even indirect attention. He even hated Moses' brass serpent (Ex 20:3-5Deut 4:15-265:8II Kgs 18:3-4Is 40:25).
5. False religion is spiritual adultery. The Old Testament condemned association with false religion as spiritual adultery with false gods in the most graphic terms. Due to the ignorance of most Christians, they are unaware of these awful charges and descriptions in the word of God (Ex 34:10-17Lev 17:1-920:1-8;Num 14:3315:37-41Deut 31:14-21Judges 2:178:27,33II Kings 9:22I Chron 5:25II Chron 21:12-15Psalm 73:25-28106:34-43Jer 3:1-5,913:25-27Ezek 6:8-1016:15-3820:28-3223:1-4943:7-10Hosea 1:1-32:1-54:12-195:1-76:4-119:1Nah 3:1-7).
6. Props to worship God are condemned. The Lord knew His people would be intrigued by the customs of pagan religion, including the use of green trees. So He condemned any flirting with false gods by His people using their customs in worshipping Him. Their intentions or motives toward Him did not matter! He was extremely jealous of their use of traditions and/or objects from His competitors while professing to love Him only (Ex 32:1-6,26-29Deut 12:1-412:29-32).
7. Christians cannot flirt with the world. The blessed God plainly condemns friendship with this world as spiritual adultery. If you love the world, then you have betrayed and cheated on the Lord. He hates everything the world loves, and He demands His people to come out from them and not even touch their things, including Christmas, which is the world's favorite religious and commercial festival (II Cor 6:14-17;Luke 16:15James 4:4I John 2:15-17Rev 18:4).
8. True saints are chaste virgins. Paul's ministerial work, based in godly jealousy and fear, was to present churches and saints as chaste virgins to Christ, pure from fornication with another Jesus, spirit, or gospel. There is another Jesus presented by Satan, but loyal saints will have nothing to do with this pretending seducer. Neither will they be moved by the Christmas spirit that infects so many during the final weeks of the year (II Cor 11:1-4Eph 5:27Col 1:28I John 4:1-6).
9. Compromise is adultery against Christ. We are living in the perilous times of the last days, when an effeminate and compromising brand of Christianity threatens the true saints and churches of Jesus. Most so-called Christians today love the world and pleasure more than holy living and doctrinal preaching. They have no heart for earnestly contending for the faith once delivered to the saints. They prefer fables of Santa and Christmas dramas at church rather than hard preaching of God's inspired Scriptures. They have turned from the Lover of their soul to entertaining seducers (II Tim 3:1 - 4:5Jude 1:3).
10. Roman Catholicism is the Great Whore. The Bible describes the church of Rome as a garishly dressed harlot with a chalice full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication, because she adopted many pagan customs to seduce her followers into spiritual adultery. This has been the near universal understanding of God's true saints for 2000 years. But she is not alone, for the churches of the Protestant Reformation are her harlot daughters by retaining many of her sacramental and liturgical corruptions (Dan 7:1-28II Thess 2:3-12I Tim 4:1-3Rev 13:1-1817:1-1818:1-2419:1-4).
11. Christmas is Catholic. For Bible believers, the name of the winter feast is enough - Christ's Mass. The mass is a Catholic blasphemy in which they pretend to turn a cracker into God on their altars. They bow, worship, and talk to their cracker before eating it. Then they lock the leftover God in a little house made to keep Him safe. The Lord Jesus Christ died once for His elect, and He has never been on the altar of any Catholic Church. He is coming soon to vaporize it with the breath of His mouth (II Thes 2:3-12I Tim 2:5Heb 10:10-14).
12. Christmas is pagan idolatry. Superstitious pagans soon invented the worship of agriculture and the sun, for they realized their lives depended on both. Winter celebrations developed long before Jesus to celebrate harvest and the Invincible Sun. It was common to use evergreen branches, wreaths, and trees in their winter festivals. The Bible condemns green trees, even if they are used to worship God and celebrate the birth of Jesus (Deut 12:1-4Jer 2:203:6,1310:1-16).
13. Christmas is spiritual adultery. Taking an evergreen tree, putting it in your house, decorating it with twinkling lights, sitting in the dark, and adoring it to the tunes of Christmas carols is spiritual adultery. You are professing to love Jesus Christ, but you are doing so with the mementos and techniques brought from other lovers - the world and pagan religion. You are not content with Jesus Christ and His pure gospel found in the New Testament - for there is no Christmas there. You have added seductions of the world to keep you happy in your marriage. Jesus Christ is offended at your whorish ways.
14. Only total rejection will work. God is jealous. He will not let you flirt with His competitors. He will not let you keep mementos from past lovers, like an evergreen tree. He will not let you remember the important dates of past intimacy with paganism, like December 25. He will not let you use a blasphemous combination of His name, like Christ's Mass. He demands that you separate totally from your past lovers, the world, and false religion (Rom 12:1-216:17-18II Cor 6:14-17II Thess 3:6I Tim 6:3-5II Tim 3:1-5Titus 3:10-11Rev 18:4).
15. There are many Scriptures to help. The Bible clearly condemns observing Christmas and other holy days of Rome's whitewashed paganism. We are Bible Christians, and our religion is based squarely on the word of God without any regard for human tradition, popular opinion, warm and fuzzy feelings, or the countless compromises and inventions of contemporary Christianity.

Monday, December 15, 2014

THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH


It really is a miracle when you think of man converting to christianity.  What person would choose this by his own will?  Turning from the world and it's lusts to holiness and righteousness. No more can he live for himself or rely on his own willful understanding but that of His new Master Jesus. No longer to partake in the heathen rituals traditions and customs because His Master is a jealous God who says those who do~ love Him not. He must expect and endure hate and confusion from his own family and loved ones, and may even lose his job and reputation. He will willingly die for his commitment to His Lord and will no longer love his life but consider death a doorway to real life. The good news of course is if he endures to the end, he will inherit many riches and blessings His mighty King is preparing for him in his Father's kingdom. The beautiful freedom from addictions he hated to love, freedom from all guilt shame and sleepless nights. No more worries fears or frets over the opinions of man but walks a free man in Spirit. It always amazes me when I hear of someone turning hearts to Jesus and I wonder if they are told these important truths about being a true follower of the Way. Who in their right mind would choose this new life? I'm grateful to have been chosen~

Saturday, December 13, 2014

IMMANUEL~MATTHEW 1:23


God only judges us on what we do with what we know, Now that you know what will you do? James 4:17
People who think they are doing a service to Jesus by going to midnight mass on Christmas Eve are deluded. You are worshiping the devil not Christ. Now before you get your hackles up I'm speaking to the majority as I'm sure there are few who actually do worship Christ in spirit and truth. And I'm sure God can touch a humble heart in one of those synagogues of satan if He wills it, since He often does use evil for good.

My relatives had a tradition of celebrating christmas eve at my mothers house getting drunk, stoned, and exchanging trinkets of trash. My parents would then get ready to attend the midnight church service. We would never go however because we had to get back home to stock presents under the tree for the kids. Sadly, I was usually too buzzed to stay awake until the kids fell asleep so my dear husband would do the job.

Now I'm sure we're not the only family who suffered from this curse of christmas cheer and I'm sure not ALL fall under this scenario. Those who use this time of year to celebrate Immanuel (God with us) are still guilty of taking a pagan custom and making it their own. Just as billions of christians sit under a church with a penis symbol on top. They will say NO it's not a penis anymore it's a church steeple pointing to the heavens. But to God it's still a penis symbol to the infertility gods. and Dec. 25 is still Nimrods birthday.  Just because you made it what you want it to be doesn't mean God accepts it because the Father will only accept worship in spirit and truth. Man created the steeple as a penis and christmas is ……well, you know. 

I have asked God what He thinks of christmas and the one thing that angers Him most is His Name being defiled and tarnished by the very word CHRISTmas that well meaning christians fight to keep in. Christ was never in this holiday even though the early christians took it from the pagans and made it their own, even trying to convert the pagans by allowing them to keep their worldly customs. God told me if I continue to celebrate this day it would be like a dog returning to it's vomit. PROVERBS 26:11 I can't go back and make it what it never was! For all those who want to celebrate christmas God says to do so in Spirit and truth. Immanuel means God with us. Celebrate as if God were standing right there beside you and see if the Holy Spirit convicts your heart. (If you say He isn't convicting you then you are quenching and rejecting the Spirit.) Those who walk in the light won't mind because they've surrendered their will over to Jesus. Those who walk in the dark will cringe and want Immanuel to go away. Jesus came NOT to condemn the world to hell but to convict the world that with out repentance they are headed for hell. Those who want to hide in the dark will hate the light and choose hell. Those who are walking in the light (Christ, truth, surrendered will) will be hated by those in the dark (denial, lies, deceit, strong will) just as they stoned and killed Stephen and Jesus for their light. And this is the verdict. JOHN 3:19



Sunday, December 7, 2014

KEEP YOUR DOG ON A LEASH AND YOUR FRIEND FREE!


There's nothing more frustrating than people who refuse to leash their dogs while walking a public park. Some dogs are fine off leash but some really are not. My golden retriever knows his master (me) and is trained to obey. Other dogs can bark right in his face and he will just walk alongside me unshaken. My black lab however will go after the other dogs throat, run off and not come when called getting into mischief. She must stay on leash at all times. 

Until the dog learns the rules they SHOULD stay on leash. When the dog becomes one with his master and best friend, they get off leash and free. Just as with God's law. When the law has done it's purpose and we become one with our Master Jesus we are free! We still obey the rules out of love respect and reverence for our Master but no longer bound to a leash. The law is only for the sinner and unruly. That doesn't mean the rules no longer apply though does it? NO.


Now if a deer jumps out in front of my golden retrievers nose he will chase after the deer because instinct kicks in. But he will come back and knows I'm frustrated with him by showing his guilt. But do I get ride of him and drop him off at the pound? NO. I love my dog, he is mine forever and nothing he does will cause me to give him away or hate him. God's love for us puts ours to shame and our Father will never dump His children back at the orphanage! God knows our weaknesses; it's us who think we must be perfect or we are doomed unworthy of His love.

Friday, December 5, 2014

GOD'S LONG-SUFFERING LOVE~


Would you love your children the same if you knew their beginning from their end? If you knew one would grow up to praise obey and respect you but the other would rebel hurt and disgrace you; would you favor one over the other? God's ways are always opposite mans. God formed each one of us in the womb, and did so for His own pleasure. Even Hitler, Charles Manson, Stalin, and all evil people throughout history. God took pleasure in forming them and watching them grow as children; all the while knowing the evil they would do. Even so God still blessed them in ways most take for granted. All good things come from above and we see many in the world who are enemies to God yet blessed with good fortunes of all kinds; while most of God's children struggle and walk through a world of land mines it seems. 


We all know God's mercy is never ending but it is written there comes a time when God will punish the rebellious with righteous judgment. Is God then going to sit in tears and regret as He watches billions burning in eternal hell? Isaiah speaks of a time when God will laugh and mock at those who laughed and mocked His Son Jesus. God will not hear their cries and repentant tears but will turn His face leaving them to their own demise. Is this love? God's love is righteous and just. He loved them their entire lives and was very patient while they ignored God but instead gave glory to themselves, luck, Karma, mother nature, chance, santa, satan, and others.  The world has created a fake Jesus and I believe God is ticked. He wants people to give HIM credit for everything both good and bad because God controls all things even satan. God can not be limited to our limited thinking and He loves revealing HImself to those who ask. Ask Seek Knock~

THE GOD OF ABRAHAM ISAAC AND JACOB~


God always had a people. He wanted to show the pagan nations (Ishmael and Essau relatives) that HE was the one true God of all gods. There is no other. Through God's chosen people He was glorified. He had mercy on whom He chose to have mercy and hardened whom He chose to harden regardless of what man did, therefore, man takes no credit as how the potter made the clay. Jacob's name means schemer, he was no morally upright man was he? He stole his brother Essau's birth right (the one God rejected) and was a liar/cheat. God chooses us we don't choose Him. God knew His elect/saints since before time because God knows all things. God came down as man to be a doorway for ALL of mankind to come back and walk with the Father, and know Him intimately, through HIs Holy Spirit, which does away with man made temples and allows man to be the dwelling place of God. God knew most would still reject Him and choose to be their own god instead, putting SELF/antichrist on the throne of their hearts instead of Christ. It is the Father who draws man to Christ not man. Repentance is a gift, impossible for the unregenerate man on his own will. Those the Father chooses in no way will He lose! They are sealed forever; in His mighty hand. OSAS (once saved always saved) is now considered a false teaching because of man. Man has made salvation his doing. Say a prayer,fast, become baptized in water, do this and that.Or else God will throw you back into the orphanage! NO. It is God who saves and calls men. We can't manipulate God with our prayers, our prayers are not for God but for man. It is a 2 way conversation, and intimacy, a courtship, but man has made it a way to get what the flesh wants. Many children of God are asking the pagans (satan's kids) for prayers guidance and advice. How this grieves GOD! God's will is for ALL mankind to come home but Jesus said few will deny themselves and follow Him along the narrow path. They want the world. Jesus died for ALL mankind, but He knew all along those who would accept and believe and those who would reject and perish. To say otherwise is to deny God and His Sovereignty. God has always had a people. The Bible is written to many audiences. The saved and unsaved. Rightly dividing the Word of Truth is knowing whom the Lord God is speaking. The blessings written were never for those who chose to defy and disobey the Father and live for the world; but those whom the Father has called back into His bosom. The curses and wrath are not for those who are eternally saved; there is no fear in perfect love~


Thursday, December 4, 2014

GOD HATES FLATTERY AND GOSSIP~SO SHOULD HIS CHILDREN


FLATTERY~
God hates flattery. Flattery is a compliment or praise to get another person to believe or do something wrong. It is a trait of depraved men (Ps 5:9). Whores use it to seduce men (Pr 6:247:21), and Israel used it to secure God’s deliverance from enemies (Ps 78:34-37). God will cut off all flatterers and blind their children (Job 17:5Ps 12:1-3)!

Good men will not give flattering titles to men (Job 32:21-22), though very popular in religion (Matt 23:6-12). Some ministers use “Reverend” or “Father” to obtain flattery from others. Paul never used flattery when in Thessalonica, which is quite contrary to the manipulating and stroking teachers so popular today (I Thess 2:5). True ministers will not flatter: they will name sins, name names, and take no prisoners (II Cor 10:4-6)!

In a marketing era, image is more important than content, appearance than performance, and perception than reality, so it is easy to approve flattery. Sanguines have the temperament for it; salesmen are taught to do it. Rather than objectively present a product by its factual merits, they promote things with loud flattery and feigned friendliness. Compliments from a salesman about any personal matters are manifestly insincere.

Talk is cheap. Wise men ignore most bad things said about them (Eccl 7:21-22), and they ignore all good things said about them (Pr 27:14,21). One act of true kindness is more meaningful than many exuberant blessings. Correction and rebuke are far more valuable for prosperity and success than any compliment. It is a duty for saints to think soberly of themselves, but this is hard to do, if you enjoy the praise of men (Pr 29:5Rom 12:3).

Saul flattered David by offering him his two daughters, intending to use the bait to kill him by the Philistines (I Sam 18:17-25). Absalom flattered the men of Israel to steal their loyalty from his father David, king of Israel (II Sam 15:1-6). The citizens of Tyre and Sidon flattered Herod, but God had him eaten by worms for accepting it (Acts 12:21-23).

All praise is not sin. Praise to get a person to believe or do something wrong is sin. Jesus commended His disciples (Luke 22:28). Paul mentioned a fellow believer, who was praised in all the churches (II Cor 8:18). Paul praised Corinth (I Cor 11:2). Paul praised Timothy (Phil 2:19-22). And both husband and children will praise the virtuous woman for her diligent and noble efforts (Pr 31:28-31). Subversive praise, or flattery, is sin.

Praise severely tests a man’s character (Pr 27:21). Most men are vulnerable to flattery, from men or women; they believe the praise is true, and they will compromise to get more of it (Pr 29:5). But a wise man will prefer the rebuke of a sincere friend above the kiss of an enemy (Pr 27:5-6). Jesus, the greatest example for you, did what He could to hinder praise and popularity (Mark 7:36). Take heed that you soon forget compliments.

GOSSIP~
Stop! Stop talking negatively about others. If you cannot say something good, then do not say anything. Only perverse and profane persons gossip and backbite. You should abhor the thought of committing rape or murder – but slander or talebearing is both. It violates a person’s reputation instead of his body, and it ruins his joy, peace, and friends. Stop!

Gossiping destroys families, churches, businesses, and friends. A froward man is evil, obnoxious, and unreasonable. He loves to cause division by spreading rumors, innuendos, secrets, or lies about others. If you hate such men, you are in good company, because God hates them (Pr 6:16-19). He blasts these evil talkers in both testaments (Pr 10:1811:1318:820:1926:20-26Ps 50:20-22101:5Lev 19:16Rom 1:29-30;II Co 12:20).

What men call gossip, the Bible calls backbiting, evil surmising, talebearing, tattling, and whispering. These similar terms describe the sin of revealing or spreading secrets in order to agitate, despise, divide, harm, or undermine another. Slander is the spreading of false information in order to defame. Both sins cause strife and trouble, and they divide close friends by telling private facts, forgiven sins, or outright lies about one or both friends.

Never use words to harm someone else unless clearly necessary (I Cor 1:11). If you know of a person’s sin, hide it from others (Pr 11:13). Cover it, rather than expose it, in order to promote love (Pr 17:9). If you have a problem with someone, then either overlook it or take care of it with him alone (Pr 10:1219:1125:9-10;Matt 18:15). If you do not fear and hate gossip, remember that God views harmful words as murder (Matt 5:21-22).

If you catch a man badmouthing another, stop the sin by an angry response (Pr 25:23). You would use any means to stop a rape or murder, and this crime is related, so respond forcibly to verbal wickedness as well. Do not ever let a backbiter, talebearer, or whisperer get away with their crime in your presence. If you allow and listen to their divisive and perverse insinuations, you are guilty with them (Pr 17:4). If you clearly identify such a wicked person, get rid of him, because he will only bring you trouble (Pr 26:20-28).
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

EARS TO HEAR~


There's a war going on and few see it because it's not seen with the naked eye. Only those who are diligently seeking God are given spiritual eyes and understanding. Satan is the great accuser and is accusing billions, but not the proud. Satan attacks the humble and weak. Those who feel they aren't good enough or too far gone to come to God. But he attacks also those who are speaking for God BUT because the Spirit of the Holy One is mightier than satan and his minions; these mouth pieces can't be shut up. What's satan's main purpose for these attacks? To prevent repentant hearts. He is doing everything in his power to keep the truth from being spoken and hearts to seek after Jesus. Those who think they're good without surrendering their lives to Jesus don't get the attacks so much and can even be seen to the naked eye as being blessed and accepted by God. Ever hear the song "Grand illusion" by Styx??
Prophets are hated by a wicked unrepentant heart. Why? Because they are speaking  truth never before heard (only in their consciences) its not what churches, religion, and the world are speaking. I grew up thinking God loves us so much that nothing we do matters. Just believe,love and try hard to be good (Santa?)  Another Grand Illusion. Christ is the only way and real love risks it's own life for another. Prophets who speak truth are hated and sometimes even killed but truth is the only way to freedom and life. 
A prophet doesn't care about making friends, offending wicked lying hearts, being hated mocked or killed. They are on a mission and it's not of this world. It is to be a voice for God. Period. Their message is not their own but the Father's. Their message is not fluff and frills but more like an anvil, harsh and cutting because God's Word is as a sharp sword meant to cut a man's heart wide open. A consuming fire. God's promises of comfort and safety are only for those who repent and rest in His bosom, trusting Him alone for their needs (wisdom, strength, righteousness, protection, peace, contentment, joy, life) instead of self, man, and the world.  

We live in the age of grace and God gives light to even the wicked and unbelieving as all good things come from above. But when calamity hits (God's doing) will God listen to those who rejected Him all those years too busy storing up treasures on earth?? Prov 1:26, Psalm 2:4, Deut 28:63, Psalm 59:8, Prov 10:24.  I'm not claiming to be a prophet but one thing I will claim is having ears to hear the voice of God. Jesus said His sheep will hear His voice and a humble repentant heart God will speak to. God also says before the day of the Lord comes He will seek and send those who have given up the world and self for Christ…. to warn the blind and hard of heart. REPENT~

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WEEDING IS NECESSARY!


Is it wrong for a gardener to uproot weeds in a garden? What happens if this necessary chore is neglected? Will the fruit grow strong and healthy if choked out by overgrown weeds? People who claim the church needs only to focus on feeding and nurturing the fruit while ignoring the weeds (lies) are harmful to God's Kingdom!!! They want to avoid this unpleasant duty (exposing false teachers, wolves) and rail on those who do. I understand it's not the fun part of gardening but so very deadly if neglected. Have you ever seen an overgrown garden overtaken by weeds? It's a sad sight just as the religious system is today. People got lazy and let it go wild. However, God always sends out His faithful laborers who are willing to do the dirty work those who fear man are too afraid and lazy to do.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

MALACHI 4:6


If a husband beats on his wife and she finally says enough, is it wrong of her to shed light on truth and blame him for her escape? If a parent abuses their child is it wrong for the child to shed light on it by speaking truth? Who else is responsible? The child/wife for reacting? I guess they could blame God because really, God DID allow the husband to beat his wife and the parent to abuse their child right? God controls every event in life and nothing is an accident, luck or happenstance. NOTHING. 

So why would God allow this abuse? Why would He bring the victims to the breaking point of shedding light on evil? Because, God's will for every soul is repentance. If the wife never turned her husbands life upside down by leaving him or having him arrested would he ever see his need for change? If God never allowed the adult child to bring light onto the wicked deeds of the parent would that parent ever feel convicted and repent? Probably not. Therefore, exposing darkness can be a blessing for the perpetrators creating repentant contrite hearts whom God will never turn away. 

A couple years ago I confronted my parents for their evil deeds but instead of acknowledging truth they remained stiff-necked and in denial. They told me to stop blaming and move on. By the grace of God I have forgiven them and moved on but I will never reconcile unless they repent. God however will NOT forgive anyone unless they repent. Meaning they would need a change of mind~confessing to God what they did was evil and asking Him to have His way in their life.  Heartfelt repentance WILL bring change in a persons life. 

Without repentance hearts will remain hardened and dark (blind). God's grace is illuminating. We no longer want to hide in the dark but those who have not yet repented are stuck in bondage, denial, and darkness. They HATE the light that shines on their wicked hypocritical hearts. Why? Because it demands change. It would mean accepting the truth that their way goes completely against that of Jesus and He is their only hope. 

God has brought some crazy storms my way but they are all necessary. The Holy Spirit is  turning those who are lost back to Him just as with the prodigal son.  He looked to the world to comfort and fill his heart yet didn't realize how much he needed his father until his resources ran dry. Most don't want God until HE turns their lives upside down. It's in those dark moments we hear His still small voice wooing us to come home. Is it wrong for the light (Christ) to shine on darkness? Only for those who want to remain blind. The majority will choose to remain in the dark creating their own demise (hell) but will have eternity to realize how foolish they really were. 



Malachi 4:6 is possible only through repentance. Turning from our will to God's will; bringing everlasting reconciliation (parents, children, spouses, siblings, friends.) For Jesus (TRUTH) is the only way to life, love, and freedom. 

Malachi 4
The Great Day of God
“For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“That will leave them neither root nor branch.
But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
You shall trample the wicked,
For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet
On the day that I do this,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
“Remember the Law of Moses, My servant,
Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel,
With the statutes and judgments.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
And he will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”




Monday, November 24, 2014

WHAT PLEASES GOD?


If you think you're good with God because you do missionary work, tell unbelievers about Jesus, go to church and do churchy things, you are WRONG! The ONLY way to be right with God is when you have surrendered your life to His Son Jesus asking Him to have His way with your life, asking Him to align your heart with His heart, and His will with your will. This is true repentance and without this you are not saved.

I can tell those who have a surrendered heart to Christ because I have His Spirit of discernment and those who claim Jesus in name only can't fool me. You can tell much about a persons heart by what they show to the world on their public forum. IF Jesus is your Lord and Savior if will be evident. yet so many claimers today rarely show proof other than a church membership or occasional mention of Jesus when it's convenient to them.

Jesus gave His LIFE to bring us back into an INTIMATE relationship with the Father. NOT so we can carry on with our way of doing things which goes completely against the heart of God. God hates false lip love worshipers and created hell just for that purpose. 


God's true sheep know His voice. Sadly most today think God only speaks when they open their Bibles but the Holy Spirit speaks to those who listen all day everyday NOT just when reading His Word but most are distracted with themselves to worry about Jesus just as written in Matt 22 The majority of the world will be turned away and cast into the hell God has prepared for them.

What does God want from His children more than anything? A willing heart. Willing to do what? To please their Father. Knowing without HIM they can do NOTHING.


We must surrender our ENTIRE will to that of the Father; and it is only by the grace of God we are able to do so.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

THE LORD LOOKS AT THE HEART~ 1 SAMUEL 16:7


There are many people in the world who are not saved yet have good qualities (God shines light even on His enemies) We can't just assume because someone is nice, joyful, patient, and long-suffering that they are of God. I've known women who are far from God yet longsuffering by staying with hateful abusive and dangerous evil men. I know of kind generous old ladies who would go bankrupt to help others in need but they are not born again. I also know of those who ARE of God but are impatient, temper-mental and pessimistic. The ONLY SOURCE for true everlasting fruits that will stand the judgement of a Holy God are those given by CHRIST to those who have surrendered their lives over to Jesus. These know without Christ they are and can do nothing and although struggle with the flesh they humble themselves at the feet of their Maker asking HIS will to be done. So how will we know them by their fruits? They trust in no other source to gather but Christ. Anything/one else is a thorn bush.


You Will Know Them by Their Fruits
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

TWO MEN~


Two men have a porn addiction. One is a converted born again and the other only claims Jesus as Lord. 

Man #1 prays~ Lord you know I'm not hurting anyone as long as I'm not murdering or cheating on my wife with another as others do, I know you will forgive me for this habit I enjoy so much because I'm a good man and harm nobody. Thank you God for loving me. Then continues doing his sin which God hates, thinking he's not as bad as other sinners therefore, in good standing with a holy God. This man is not born of Spirit with a new heart but a carnal blind unregenerate sinner.


Man #2 cries out to God~ Lord please uproot this sin in my heart so I won't offend you anymore with it! I hate how it separates my intimacy with you and my ability to hear your voice and I know my strength is found only in You Jesus. Forgive me Father for my sin. I pray your will to be done in my life, not my will but YOUR will. This man is a forgiven regenerate man of God born of Spirit/Christ.

SPIRITUAL FRUITS~


A very mature Christian has a deep understanding about God’s heart, and is fully devoted to Him on a heart level. But this doesn’t mean he will always act loving, joyful, kind and good. Nor does it mean he will always be at peace. Paul was well advanced in the faith, yet he still acted carnally at times. He still said and did things that were wrong. There were still times when he felt so overwhelmed by trials that he even became suicidal.

“For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life…” (2 Cor. 1:8)

We mustn’t gloss over statements like this, for they prove how even the most dedicated Christian will still experience times when God intentionally withholds the grace, faith, and strength needed to press on with a courageous, peppy attitude. God does this not to discourage us, but to keep us connected with our total dependency on Him. Let’s be honest: when we no longer have to struggle at something, we start taking it for granted. Unless God really grinds into us a deep awareness of what we are without His grace, we will default to taking the glory for everything He gives us. This is what our pride desires, and this is what the world teaches us to do. Down here we are rewarded for our intelligence, talents, and attitudes. In America our children are given rewards at school for their academic intelligence and talents. No one ever suggests to them that everything they have is a gift from the One who made them. Instead, children are labeled as better and best, and encouraged to take the bows for the things they have done. Nothing changes as we grow into adults. We are applauded at work for productivity, and we’re applauded in the Church for looking spiritual. When we say “Look what God did,” we usually mean, “Look what I did with a little bit of God’s assistance.” The desire to take credit that doesn’t belong to us runs deep. Unless God occasionally strips away the fruits and reminds us of all that we’re not, we become puffed up with pride and end up discouraging souls around us. “Where are your spiritual fruits?” becomes a way of saying, “I’ll bet I’ve got more than you do.” And the whole time, we’re measuring meaningless externals while God is looking on the heart. We need to put all the baskets away and stop trying to prove to ourselves and others how sincere we are about God. He already knows how much we care about Him, and He is the only Judge we will answer to in eternity. If you’re looking pretty fruitless in your current stage of growth, don’t be discouraged. Turn your focus back onto God and forget about Paul’s list of traits. Ask ONCE for God to make you everything He wants you to be, and then stop asking and start believing that He will.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT~


Better to get our hearts right now than live eternal regret in hell. I've had times when people judged me rightly and wrongly and times when I wished someone HAD judged me. Fact is we ALL judge others everyday. (Gossip being the most commonly used/abused example of unrighteous judgement) Someone cuts you off in traffic and what goes through your mind? You're judging. Someone is screaming at their kids in the grocery store or an employee is being unfairly treated by his/her boss. You ARE judging! We can find examples all throughout our day of how we judge others, some righteously but most are unrighteous that Jesus warns us of. So when you are screaming DONT JUDGE ME you are a hypocrite because you judge all the time yourself. Those who judge out of love for ones soul are pleasing to God. Those who refuse to hear/listen/repent are displeasing to God and sadly they will realize their ignorance when it's too late. Jesus tells us how to judge righteous judgement in His Word but so few listen. So very few. Matt 18:15-20, Matthew 12:36 


Jackie Price wrote~When someone says to me, "You have no right to judge", or "Who gave you the authority to judge me", I will know right away they are a stranger to Jesus, because Jesus IS the authority who commands His people TO JUDGE DAILY in ALL things, including examining themselves using HIS standards which ARE HIS righteous judgments and He commands that His people make all decisions in HIS righteous judgments and to judge a person by their fruit using HIS righteous judgments. So if you get upset with me for telling you the truth (Gods righteous judgments) then I will know right away that you are offended IN JESUS (truth) because Gods righteous judgments/law/heart has revealed your hearts true wicked condition of living in disobedience towards Jesus and it is evident that you're breaking HIS STANDARDS/Law, because every person is called to judge a righteous judgement, or else you're making selfish, unwise and destructive decisions that not only affect your heart and soul but the hearts and souls of others by living a sinful life condoning sin which teaches others to embrace sin and you're deeply hurting Jesus in the process. If you aren't judging with the righteous judgments of Jesus Christ then you need to repent or your will die in your sins and you will suffer an eternal torment (the wrath of God) being that of the verdict/judgement of God.

CHOOSE THE GOOD PART~ LUKE 10:40


Jesus isn't looking for perfect. He's looking for people who know they're in need of a Savior. Who know they are far from pleasing a holy God. Who know without Jesus Christ they are doomed to hell. Who want nothing more in the world than to know their LORD. Nothing we do is good enough to earn God's love and mercy!

The devils best trick is to keep us all busy doing good deeds and works BUT Jesus told us the best thing we SHOULD be doing. Sitting at HIS feet, getting to know Him, and learning from HIM. Those who are being deceived by the devil's lies are those who will hear 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 23"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'

LUKE 10:40 But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me." 41But the Lord answered and said to her, "*Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Leonard Ravenhill once said- "“I doubt that more than two percent of professing Christians in the United States are truly born again.” "“*A popular evangelist reaches your emotions. A true prophet reaches your conscience*.” Someone trustworthy told me recently that only 10% of all Christians in the west, (including Church goers) are truly born again. You can spot the difference quite easily if you are one. 

Don't be too busy for Jesus by building yourself up.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WHO ARE THE PRIDEFUL AND HUMBLE?


The prideful

Seek their own understanding before God's 
Care more about offending others than Jesus
Care more for things of this world than the next
Think they know better than God
Praise others and self more than God
Rarely give thought or credit to God in ALL things
Follow the crowd instead of Jesus
Needs worldly excitement to be happy
Love/thrive on flattery, recognition and acceptance from others
Reject anything that doesn't sound right/comfortable
unteachable spirit
brag about their good deeds
Thinks God doesn't see ALL 
Thinks they can manipulate God with good behavior
A need for control
Always wanting more
Envious 
wear a mask/hide their true self
hate holiness and righteousness 
Strong self will
Use God for ill gotten gains



The humble

See themselves helpless against the enemy/temptation without Christ
See their need for Jesus in ALL things everyday
Seek the mind and heart of Jesus more than others/self
Know they are far from perfect and confess their sins daily to God
Want no part in debates/arguments
Put Him FIRST/even before SELF
Ask God to purge/burn out lust bitterness and pride from their hearts
Forgive the unforgivable and love the unlovable
KNOW they can't do this but with God ALL things are possible 
Sees the beauty in those the world rejects
Attitude of gratitude for the little things
teachable spirit
Love that God sees ALL hearts
Never gets bored with God
hunger and thirst for righteousness (JESUS)
Want to be changed by their Creator
Know with all their heart God has everything under control
Transparent/ don't care what others think of them
Content with less
surrender of will to Christ
Know they can do nothing apart from HIM

Want others to know Jesus intimately