Month: July 2015

God is not a genie

God is not our personal wish granter. Do not ask Him to help you win the lottery or to get you out of a financial bid you got yourself into. Do not ask Him to give you fame for He is not an agent.
Each person is responsible for their own actions and behavior. How they succeed in life or do not is their own responsibility. Why do I say this? It is called free will.
Jesus gave us a pray to say to God. Nowhere in it does it say make me a rock star or make me rich.
We are the servant to God FIRST, we are servants to all other SECOND, then just then we can think about ourselves. If God wishes us to receive rewards here in this temporal plain of existence then He will give it to us, but remember this the more we get here in this life, the less there will be for us in the eternal life.
100 years of riches to 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 of riches, which is the greater number?

You made the baby now what are you going to do? (By the way this is not a giving birth, but about salvation)

Too many say we need to bring people to God. Why do I say too many? Because they don’t follow through.
So you lead someone to Jesus. They accept Him as their Savior and wish to learn how to be a good and honorable “Christian.”
I left the line blank for a reason. For those within the “Church” that just lead people to God and then nothing else is actually walking a dangerous path.
When someone come to accept God they are truly born again. They become a newborn babe to a faith they have no true understand of how it works. Most of the time they are left at this point alone and wondering. How do I know this? This is what happened to me in 1986. I was left to fend for myself. No one was there to lead me down the right path. No one was there to teach me the correct things I needed to do to grow in my faith.
First and foremost no one told me to read the Bible nor taught me how to read it and learn from it correctly. God does not instill this knowledge automatically to you it is the job of someone within the Body to tell you this. Yet most of the time what happens is people are left to try and learn all they need to know on their own.
This is something that needs to change immediately. When people are asked if they wish to have Jesus as their savior the pastor, preacher, priest needs to then say this.
“For those that just asked Jesus into your heart if you could please stay behind so that we can help you in your next steps toward servanthood as a child of God.”
Then a group within the church go one on one with those that did. They offer them a Bible and suggest they get a concordance and other tools that will help them grow. They should at this time also offer a Bible study class for the newly saved so they can learn as a group about their faith.
I have NEVER heard of this ever being done and all I can say is: Why not???

Christ knew His rejection would not only be by the Israelis

Jesus know that in time even those that accepted Him would reject Him. Now I do not mean those that lived in the early centuries of Christianity, but those in this present time of Christianity.
More and more are turning away from Christ. More and more are saying they can live in sin and still call themselves a child of God. More and more outright deny He ever was or for that matter that there is a God. Then there are those on the other extreme that worship he that sought to take God’s place and was cast from heaven with a third of the angels that decided to follow him. They too suffering from a lust of the flesh and of the juices fermented fruit.
The Bible tells of this time and of the blindness that is within it. The Bible tells of those that follow sin yet sing the songs of praise to God and His son, yet they will not realize the truth. The Bible says there will be those that tell the truth and they shall be laugh at and ridiculed, just as Jesus was laughed at and ridiculed.
The Bible says that when this happens His return shall be near, so take heed and listen. Look past those that laugh and call those like myself nut cases and crazies. Implying that we are like those dirty and tattered people hold up the cardboard signs saying “The end is near repent.”
For the end is near. Will it be tomorrow? Will it be this month? Will it be this year or the next or the next? We do not know for sure, but this we do know. There are things within the Bible about this time. Prophecies that are becoming fact. Signs that are becoming truth.
Are you sure you wish to reject Christ at this time?

Which pain would you rather suffer?

Would you rather suffer emotional pain and anguish or eternal pain from burning and worms eating upon you?
Simple questions that only you can answer. Since many have not been raised with the correct mindset a major degree of emotional pain will be needed by many that awaken to the fact that they are living in sin. In turning from this sin many will need to leave someone they have chosen to love. The emotional pain required to leave that person will be tremendous but necessary. Yes necessary. You must choose God or the human, the eternal or the mortal.
But this life we now live is fleeting, temporary not eternal.
What is eternal is God’s rewards. Be they good rewards or bad, for God has promised both will be dealt out to each person’s personal measure. One thing is made perfectly clear if you choose the world then your rewards are here in the temporal and fleeting and few or none will be good for you in the eternal.
It is your choice and it is not a choice I envy you in any way.
Hebrews 11: 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Colossians 3: 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

If you don’t know what is morally right how can you be moral?

Here is an interesting question. In the Bible it states clearly that there will be those that will stand before God that had never heard of Him. Yet by their own conscience they will have led a moral life. What I also find interesting is in how the sentences were formulated. The implication is that these people were few and far between and that those that led amoral life’s far outnumbered them.
This is one reason I feel we have a Bible. A handbook of instructions of how we are to attempt to lead a good and moral life. The key book within the Bible is the book of Leviticus as I mentioned to a friend the other day that anything that requires a sacrifice in the early days of the Jewish faith after Mount Sinai can be called a sin and something that is not moral. There are also instances where a paragraph starts with (to paraphrase) God told Moses then fallowed a group of items not to do then ended with for “I am the Lord your God” or such, and that these things were also sins.
One reason for this is due to the fact that God did not want things that were taking place in Egypt and Canaan to enter into the lives of first the Jews and then those that would follow. Why? Because these sins were things that would lower and debase the human race which God does not desire.
The ultimate goal of God is for all of humankind to be second within the universe with only the trinity of God being greater. We are to be over the angels and we are to be given greater deeds and tasks for the glorification of God. Satan however does not wish to be ruled. In fact he desired to supplant God and in ways he still does for he seeks to have humans through the centuries worship him.
Many theories have been thrown out there as to how this is possible, but there is evidence not only in the Bible but throughout this planet that supports this. But I am getting off track.
What is necessary is that we read the Bible and especially the books like Leviticus, Proverbs and Psalms so we can see what is right and glorious in the eyes of God and in so doing do what is moral and right.

It is not all good news……

All people wish to hear is the good news. They do not want to hear that they may be making mistakes. They wish to live in a fantasy world of their own making. If you say it is not all perfect and wonderful then they shut you down and reject you out of hand for you are a threat to their dream.
Well it is time for folks to stop reading then, because here comes reality as best we know it is going to be within the Bible itself. First off those that say they follow Christ yet brazenly live in sin aren’t making it into heaven. Many times the Bible makes it clear either God or the sin not both in fact it is better for those that reject God then for those that live “lukewarm” life’s. That says a lot yet most would rather live in their “lukewarm” world then to face the truth.
Not everyone will make the Rapture, to be honest I don’t even know if I would qualify for that honor and by the way that is exactly what it is to be chosen to be included within the Rapture, an honor. What is worse is those that will be left behind will only have two choices martyrdom to God or servitude to the antichrist and his master Satan. And from what we are now seeing the martyrdom would most likely include a dull knife sawing your head off as many Christians in the Middle East have already found out.
We are told that we shall suffer for our faith this is truer than it has ever been before. Thousands are already dying in the Middle East or tortured or raped. Our very culture is under attack in the United States of America. Now it is cool and popular to live a life of sin and if you are Christian and disagree you are attacked on multiple levels even to be told you cannot practice your given right of free speech just because they are hurtful to those that wish to live in sin.
This is the total opposite of what it was just two decades ago.
The Supreme Court has sealed the fate for this nation if those that do honor and serve God do not act in His defense not only though the ballot box but through peaceful demonstrations. It is time to say either you are for God or against Him, there is no middle ground. It is time to tell those that are killing babies and then cutting them up like pigs to the slaughter that God will stand no more and it will stop. It is time to either live for God or join the walking dead that are willing and waiting to have the microchip injected into them and say that they serve the antichrist and his master.
So which is it… God or Satan?

Your book is being written right now

There will come a time when those that did not make the Rapture will have to stand before God. As your witness will be the book of your life you now live. Within this book is every thought you though, every kindness, every hatred, every goodness and everything bad you have ever done form the age of accountability until you pass from this temporal life. All will hear and see your life as God reviews it. Nothing will be hidden and all will be revealed.
Can you stand for all to be seen by everyone? Can you stand for those you called your friends to see it? Can you stand for those within your family to witness it? Can you stand for total strangers to look upon your actions?
Ponder that for a while.

This is why it is important to truly know the Bible

Just had a Facebook encounter with someone. One of my friends placed a poster post on her page and someone replied that the image, which was Christian based, would make a good tattoo. I couldn’t resist but to inform this person that tats are considered a sin.
They replied they had read the Bible cover to cover and never encountered this. My response:
Leviticus 19: 28 – Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
They replied that they were in the wrong, but here is the thing. This person is a perfect example of how most people are. They purport to be fully versed in the Bible, but they are not. I have read the Bible cover to cover and do I remember everything within it? No I do not. That is why I read and search through it and read it some more. That is what we are to do, daily.
It is due to this mentality that has led to this explosion of people getting tattoos, many doing so in ignorance that they are sinning against God. Do I hold this against them? No, I am simply trying to point out that all need to read the Bible. Are you aware that ignorance of what is and is not a sin is in itself a sin? Well it is. It is one of the first mentioned in the book of Leviticus.
Leviticus 4: 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: 3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering.
Now remember that the blood sacrifices was given to the people of Israel as a means to be cleansed so they could commune with God. The only difference now is that Jesus’ blood is the sacrifice given, but still being ignorant of the Bible is a sin and so I encourage all to read the Bible truly from cover to cover and please please please do not read the New International Version of the Bible. It flawed and so is a lie to God.
Galatians 1: 8 – But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
I strongly suggest the use of the King James only due to the fact that it is the closest version of the Bible we have today to the original inspiration given to those that penned the scripture in Hebrew and Greek. If you truly wish to learn the Bible also consult Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance which gives you the original Hebrew and Greek.
If you do this you will learn the Bible and know what is true and glorious and good in the sight of the Lord.

Yes by Grace, but………

In Romans 2:13 a statement is made that many ignore or don’t know. It says to be Justified you are to follow the “law.” Now remember all the letters were written for those that called themselves “Christian.”
My point being if you are covered by Christ’s blood why worry about the law?
Because Jesus Himself made it clear He was brought into this world to fulfill the law NOT REPLACE IT. This is what people don’t want to acknowledge. People say things that imply Christ replaced the law and so now it is unimportant to follow it.
John 14:15 – If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14: 21 – He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
2 Corinthians 2: 9 – For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
James 2: 24 – Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Matthew 7: 21 – Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Now we must come to an understanding here. Jesus came into this reality and died upon the cross giving His blood to fulfill the law and the prophets:
Matthew 5: 17- Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
This is where people start to mess up. They take the word “fulfill” and replace it with “replace.” Do you know that Jesus actually added to the law he came to fulfill?
The Ten commandants are a preamble of the law. The book of Leviticus is the law. Christ added Love God with all your mind and heart and to love your neighbor as you would love yourself. So in actuality there are 12 commandants with the last two I just stated as number one and two.
Now as I said the actual law in Leviticus, what Jesus Christ fulfilled was the blood sacrifice he endured so we were no longer bound to make these sacrifices as called out in the book. Here is the kicker though that most try to avoid, don’t know or even care to know in many cases. The sins listed in the book of Leviticus which required the blood sacrifices is still there and still accountable thus Christ fulfilling the blood sacrifice allowing all that choose to honor and SERVE Him to wash us clean of our sin.
Mark 12:29 – And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Does this mean we are free to continue to live in this sin? No we cannot.
In John “keep my commandments” … “hath my commandments and keepeth them”
Really note James 2:24 – faith alone is not enough but actions as well. Well what are these actions? The commandments and turning from all the sins listed in Leviticus.
In Matthew 7:21 it states that you must do the will of Christ’s Father who is in Heaven. That is God, the Lord Almighty.
Do you know Lord is mentioned 278 times in Leviticus and many of the time it is statements like: “The Lord spoke to Moses” This means this is the will of God, will of the Father. Yet most refuse to accept and acknowledge this. They just want the Grace but not the obedience God asks for. This leads to the results of Matthew 7:21 of “Not everyone that says unto Christ: ‘Lord Lord’ shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.
In Matthew 5:18 it states clearly that the law is still present till every aspect of it is fulfilled. Since the Great White Throne Judgment has not transpired then aspects of the law still pertain like what the law was created to allow to happen namely a blood sacrifice to clean the person that sinned an avenue to be seen by God.
1 John 2:15 – Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Once again I return to the black and the white. This is not the only verse in the Bible that makes this distinction yet people just do not want to hear it. They want to live in their sin which is of the world and say they love God, but as you can plainly see in the verse above this is not possible. Yet those that say Grace does it all and you do not have to answer to what is called a sin keep not telling you this important information. They are changing the Bible to suit their needs and desires. They are using Grace as a pawn to allow them to sin.
We are to be God’s obedient servant. God is not our servant yet this is what many teach. This is a new Gospel a new Bible. It is something we are told to avoid and to chastise those that do it, yet instead they are celebrated as recent event are showing all.
Galatians 1:8 – But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we preached unto you, let him be accursed.
More and more people are choosing to love the world and not God, but what is sad is due to those that have not correctly taught God’s Word many are ignorant to this very thing, ignorance which in itself is a sin.
You must learn what is called a sin. You can only find this is the book of Leviticus. Now once again, due to Christ going upon the cross we are not bound to do a sacrifice, but the sins requiring the sacrifice are still present. If you learn these sins and avoid doing them and have asked Christ into your heart you are doing both works and faith.
You cannot expect to enter into heaven by faith alone. That is made extremely clear, yet how many truly know this?
Now a point that needs re-emphasizing. Jesus dying upon the cross removed the need to follow the laws of sacrifice, but it never removed the laws of sin. Humans are imperfect and sinful and from humans is where all horror, evil and atrocities come from. It is the fact that we have free will and can think upon our own that murder takes place. It is due to the base human nature that caused the Holocaust. Humans have only one goal in mind for themselves…. their own personal happiness not caring if any other gets hurt.
A prime example… Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby body parts. This is hideous and heinous, but this is what happens when you say there is no God or think there is and live in sin. Evil begets evil and humans are evil. Only God begets good and only salvation comes through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.
It must also be made clear, that if you truly love God and truly honor God you will willingly turn from sin and as I said a sin is anything in Leviticus God told Moses is something that cannot be done and is against God. If you cannot reject the sin then you love the world for that sin is a part of the world.
Repentance for the turning away from sin IS MANDATORY not an elective and any saying otherwise is lying to you. By the way lying is considered one of the worst of sins. Why? Because the person called the father of lies is Lucifer a.k.a. Satan.
So if you are being lied to how can you turn from a sin if you don’t know it is one? It is your responsibility, your works, to pick up a Bible and read it. Learn what is bad and good, wrong and right, black and white, cold and hot. For it is better to reject God altogether then to say you are His child and live in sin.
Revelation 3:15 – I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

What is repentance?

To repent means to turn from your sin. Basically to do a one-eighty. It means you stop doing that sin. This is not what is being taught if taught at all though. Many going about living their life’s doing as they wish. Usually contrary to the Bible, otherwise known as living in sin. Yet many go to church on Sunday and feel that their mere effort to show up at church is enough to redeem them in the eyes of God.
That ain’t how it works.
That is no repentance. To be blunt that is not even salvation.
To live a selfish life is totally opposite the teaching of the Bible. We are taught within the Bible to place God first and foremost and to do so every single day, not just Sunday. We are told to be humble and not to try and show ourselves as better than anyone else. Yet millions do just that and thousands of them call themselves “Christian,” again this is not repentance.
True repentance is a shattering of your very personality you have lived with before you asked Jesus into your life, yet many do exactly the same thing they did before they asked Him in. Some do change, but then something happens and they return to their old way of life. I know this for a fact because this happened to me, so don’t say that isn’t true when having lived it I know that it is true.
True repentance is painful, hard and something you beg and plead God to take from you. Gee, where did I see that take place in the Bible? Oh yea in an orchard just before the Pharisee’s men came to arrest Christ. Christ has been where you are, but He did not take the out He was given for His love of humankind and His selfless act was the greatest gift of all. What He accepted can easily be taken from you, but can still be emotionally painful and agonizing. In some cases you will be asked to leave that which you love, a person, money, and a lifestyle. It will hurt and it will take time for this pain to pass but it is something that must be done. But remember you cannot do it alone nor can you. For Christ Himself will help you through it. Reading the Bible will help you through it. Talking with those that have been though it can help you through it and praying can help you through it.
True love hurts and only through a true love of God and Christ will you ever get to truly understand that pain and why it is needed.