No one needed to have power or insight to know that what happened in Orlando Florida this last weekend would transpire.
What is important to know though is that it is not the fault of Christianity. There will be those that deny there is a God or feel that humanity is in control of their own destiny that it is the fault of any and all religions, beliefs or faiths. This is the furthest thing from truth.
It is the fault of Islamic radical behavior, but it is also the fault of those that think they can control humanity. That think they know all the answers, that in a way they are “gods” themselves. This is the fault of the elitist within Washington D.C., collage facilities, and media. Will they admit it? No.
The difference between Islamic teachings and the teachings of the Bible is very clear. Those that follow the Bible seek after peace, while the Quran teaches that homosexuals must be killed. Christians do not seek to hate homosexuals and any that call themselves Christian and spew hate towards homosexuals is not truly Christian. They seek to have them end their sin so that they may know true life. Now fifty people will never know true life. The Bible says this about many sins in the following verse:
1 Corinthians 6:9 – Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.
I did not say this. This is the words of the Bible. If those who do not “inherit the Kingdom of God” then they are of the walking dead already. They are just taking up space upon this planet till they hopefully awaken to the truth that this life we all live within this temporal plain of existence is only a proving ground. A test to see if we chose the lust of the world or the desire to live for all eternity in the service of our Creator.
At the very most humans in this temporal existence can live just over one hundred years. This was not always the case. There was a time when humans lived hundreds of years. It is within the Bible and states it clearly that this was so. God has limited humanities lifespan because of His love for us. He knew that if we continued to live for hundreds of years few would follow His Son teachings and would be lost to the ultimate death, yet still be alive in this temporal existence.
A soul can die and yet the body live. This is seen daily. Any that willingly and joyfully disobey the commandants and the teaching of the Bible prove this. Yet their souls can come to life at any moment for all eternity. That is the blessing of these temporal bodies we occupy, for nothing created by God is truly evil.
God gave all of humanity free-will. It is due to this free-will that not only good but evil occurs upon this planet by the hands of humanity. All the murders, all the lying, all the sinning is due to our free-will. If we surrender our free-will to other humans that is still our free-will choice. To blame these mass murders upon any but the people that committed these acts is an act of free-will and denial.
The Bible has made it clear. Those that murder and those that live in sin are already dead. Maybe not physically, but spiritually. They are all equally dead. Their fate is the enter into the same place and if the murder is killed at the same time as the sinner then they may be next to each other forever in one place for all eternity.
God has promised all of a humanity an eternal body, but he has not promised all of humanity a place in His kingdom. There is only two destinations. It is only black and white. There is no middle ground, there is no purgatory beyond this life for this life we now live IS purgatory, and there is no grey.
You must end sin. You must bend a knee to Jesus Christ. You must repent of your sins and leave them behind you. You must read the Bible and truly learn it yourself not taking the words of others. For we are to learn and know the Word of God for ourselves. Do this and you will know true life.
Once again I have encountered another of those that states that Jesus says to love all. I referred them to 1 John 3 and suggested they read the entire chapter. They said they did.
Yet all they took from it was verse 11. They did not take to heart the previous verses nor the verses that followed especially verse 14 and 15:
“If we love our brothers and sisters who are believers, it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead. Anyone who hates another brother or sister is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don’t have eternal life within them.”
This states it plainly and clearly. You can say you love all you wish, but if sin is still within them then they are dead. For if you truly love them you will seek to bring them into eternal life. For if they say they love and show no love towards those that are followers of Christ then it is shown they are not one with Jesus and so are outside the true love of God and are dead and are in fact murderers for they bring others into damnation and death.
We must follow the teaching of Jesus Christ and we must follow all the commandments. If God says something is a sin then it is a sin and we must stop doing it. We must also help others to come to realize that if they live in any sin and do so without guilty or repentance then they may not be one with God or His Son the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.
When challenged with these fact this person I encountered become argumentative and insulting, which shows their standing with God as is witnessed by this very passage of the Bible. This is how many of the “love” followers respond and act when they come face to face with the word of God. All I can say is that it is very sad that they do so for all their love has been revealed for the true lie it is as they shower those that shine the light of truth upon them with their hatred and disgraceful mannerisms.
The goal of my blog is actually to reach those that call themselves Christian yet are not truly living Christian. If by chance, I reach those that have not asked Jesus into their life the more the merrier.
Am I perfect? No.
Is it my calling from Christ? Yes.
Have I been successful? I honestly do not know.
Each day I struggle with real life events. Some are heartbreaking. Some just challenge me. Yet I continue on seeking my best to serve my Savior. Do I stumble? Most definitely.
We are told to be hot for God and His Son Jesus. To be one with Him and to do as He taught within the Bible.
If you are not hot for God, Jesus clearly states that He would rather you be cold for Him then to be lukewarm for God.
This simple description states why I seek to help those others that call themselves Christian.
Per Jesus if you do not abide with Him, He would rather you deny Him then be someone that says they believe and little else. For those that are lukewarm will be cast from Him. In John 15, it makes it clear without saying so that these people will be cast into a fire.
In the eternal there is only one place that fits this description. It is some place I do not wish to see any have to partake of. Be one with Christ. Live DAILY in His teachings and ways. Love thy neighbor as thy self, for when you do you will be bless by God.
I find it interesting how when I challenge people to their standing with Jesus I do not get any or few “likes.”
The Bible is very clear when read correctly on how our relationship with God and His Son should be. It is sad that so few actually live as directed.
As I stated above, am I perfect? Again, I say no.
Am I judging? Very much no.
I am simply stating what is written within the Bible itself. Have you read it?
Two times Christ states that you must have a strong relationship directly with Him and both times, He states that if you do not you can be cast away from the Body. (John 15:1-11, Revelation 3: 14-22 KJV)
I did not say it. Jesus said it, yet people do not “like” what Christ said. This is heart-rending and revealing. It shows that their relationship may be lacking. I know mine is.
In the Bible, it states that there must be two witnesses against you when accused. Again two times Christ personally makes statements for those reading the Bible to be as witnesses to our relationship with Christ Himself.
This is no accident; this is God laying down the foundation for the White Throne Judgment. A time when many that thought themselves Christian will find themselves not being a part of the Rapture and then the thousand-year reign of Jesus Christ upon earth. They instead will be amongst the dead risen to stand before God upon the White Throne receiving His judgment. Will there be Biblical scholars among them? Perhaps. Will they say, “Where are my two witnesses?” Then God will reply with John 15 and Revelation 3.
The other day when I made my post about science and God I was attacked upon my views from someone within the Body. (How scientist discount God, but how science proves He is.)
Now I know we all have our differences. I know many do not believe as I believe. That is fine. This goes for everyone by the way.
Why I mention it in this post though is the way he went about it. I have shown several times that we in the Christian Body are to be humble. Also admittedly there are times when I too have been less humble then I should have been, but we are all human. We all slip up.
This person’s wording were an actual attack, which is really against the teachings within the Bible. We are taught that when someone errs the person that sees this error is to take the man aside (i.e. privately) talk to him and explain his mess up. If he does not listen then we are to do it with two people and then again if he does not listen with the deacons of the church.
This man made his attack public. He also worded his sentence in a way that was the total opposite of humble. Simply he acted as if I was ignorant.
Why I say this, is I responded humbly, well at least I think I did. I also allowed him to have the last word publicly. I thought upon it and prayed. So the next day in a private reply I explained where he had erred in his behavior. His response was what is the most interesting.
He directly said, “Why are you messaging me?” then proceed to place himself above me once again.
It this type of behavior, which is against our teaching as Christians. It is this type of behavior, which is wrong with many that call themselves Christian. This in turn makes people think Christianity is wrong and evil, which it is not. It is the true way to peace and salvation when someone actually follows the teachings within the Bible.
Those who claim to be Christian and behave in a way that in not taught within the Bible are not being Christian. If you have an attitude that you are always right and anyone who disagrees with you is wrong, this is not Christian. If you look down upon and belittle anyone this is not Christian.
One of the first things someone learns when you truly humble yourself is you are most likely never right, but what is taught within the Bible is right, and so you must follow it and watch yourself for at any time you may stumble and walk the wrong way.
There is only one being that is always right. For he was born perfect. He lived perfectly, and he learned all that was required to take our sins away. His name is Jesus. If you are not He, then you know that you do not know everything and so you are humbled once again.
With true humility, you are incapable of looking down upon anyone. You can meet them eye to eye, for when you look upward all you should see and feel is the presence of God looking down upon you. For God is the only one that should look down upon anyone.
This is how all who call themselves Christian should think, but rarely do. It is because they have not been taught the Bible. Most that call themselves Christian have never fully read the Bible at least once. They are spoon-fed parts of it.
Understand this. It is not your Pastor or Priest duty to teach you the Bible. It is your responsibility. It is also something you should truly desire to read and learn if you truly believe you are a child of God. Is it not time to learn the faith, which you embrace? Then it is time to learn the Bible.
Get the King James Version. Why? New versions of the Bible are someone else’s translation of the translation made by the King James commission. The goal is to know how the words were originally used in the Hebrew and Greek. To do that you will also need a Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance and a/or several dictionaries. Also get your hands upon the unabridged version of the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament.
Do this and you will truly learn the Bible and truly understand your faith when you do. Many may even come to realize that they are truly not saved even though they think they are and actually bend a knee to Jesus Christ and ask Him in their are for real.
Why would someone say selfishness is the ultimate sin? When you think on it, you will realize that it really is. From selfishness, there is theft. From selfishness, there is strife between people and nations. From selfishness, there is even murder and war.
Jesus I believe knew that selfishness was this bad as well. Why I say that is how he framed the statement “Do unto to others, as you would have others do unto you.” You see he framed the wording to come from a selfish person’s perspective. Why? Become he was talking mostly to the sinner. How YOU wish to be treated is how YOU should treat others and if YOU do so, YOU will receive it.
This is a major point in what I post on these blogs. I mention selfishness many times. I mention that we are not to be selfish and are to do as the gold rule states. If we truly practice this type of behavior everywhere every day this world would truly be a better place.
Just take for example an everyday event like going through the drive through window at a fast food restaurant. I will give you two examples and you decide which is selfish and which is not.
Person A gets into line then places their car in park to save gas. Cars in from of them move up as other cars behind them pull in to get food. The person parked lets three car lengths open before them and then decides to look up from their cellphone to see the that line has moved. They then slowly move up. They then place their order, taking several minutes to do so. Then they finish and the line in front of them moves up to three car lengths again. They then again look up from their cellphone and slowly move up, stopping a full car length behind the person in front of them. When they finally arrive at the window, they get their food and then set there several minutes examining their food. They attempt to give back the food but it is given right back since it is what they ordered. They then pull away from the window slowly. (This is an actual occurrence I witnessed)
Person B pulls in the line in the drive thru. The car in front of them moves up and so move up with them. The person in front of them gets to the point to order their food. Person B looks at the menu from where he/she sets and decides what they wish to order. The person in front moves forward and they move up and quickly order their food then proceeds to move up behind the person in front of them allowing the person now behind them to order their food. Person B keeps the line moving. When they get to the window they have their method of payment ready and receive their food then pull away.
The selfish person’s actions can cause others about them to become angry. They do not care, for all that is important to them is themselves. When people only care for themselves then they are not thinking of God first and so are not truly Christian if they profess to be one. Actions speak louder than words. It is these actions, which we are all to stand to account for on the day of final judgment. Who will get to live an eternity traveling the universe and who will live forever in an uncomfortably warm place?
Now what do I mean by this question?
It’s very simple. Are we breaking the first commandment and not even realizing it.
Exodus 20: 2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
What is the definition of word “god?”
God – from Merriam-Webster it is defined as: 1 capitalized : the supreme or ultimate reality: as a : the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe b Christian Science : the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit : infinite Mind
2: a being or object believed to have more than natural attributes and powers and to require human worship; specifically : one controlling a particular aspect or part of reality
3: a person or thing of supreme value
4: a powerful ruler
It also states this: a spirit or being that has great power, strength, knowledge, etc., and that can affect nature and the lives of people : one of various spirits or beings worshipped in some religions
: a person and especially a man who is greatly loved or admired
Wow – “a person and especially a man who is greatly loved or admired.”
That definition is a stick of dynamite into true faith.
People have in recent elections been creating temporal “gods” and allowing them to do as they please; without question or conflict. So there the first commandment is definitely being broken by millions. As is reinforced by the fourth definition: “a powerful ruler.”
The definition of love and admiration can also be applied to celebrates and as you watch and listen to how many of them act. That is how they see themselves as well, and if you do not agree with them they look down upon as if you are nothing.
In Oxford Dictionaries I find this definition: “An adored, admired, or influential person: ‘he has little time for the fashion victims for whom he is a god’”
“A thing accorded the supreme importance appropriate to a god: ‘don’t make money your god’”
Whenever you get reverence to anything or anyone other than the Creator of the universe you are in essence breaking the first commandant. That can include yourself.
If you do not place God at the core of your daily existence. Turning and placing all upon Him you are relying upon yourself and so consider yourself greater than God. So you are worshipping yourself. This is why God dislikes those that say they are of the “church,” but more times acting as if they are of the world than as a child of God. This is having another god before God and that “god” is you.
Ponder that for a while.
Yesterday I went on one of the rides I like to take with my wife on her days off before I return to work. On this ride I remised about the rollercoaster ride of my faith as well as other events that were caused by or help influence the direction my faith has gone.
This was inspired by the dream I posted in yesterday’s blog post. You see when I was first born again in 1985 I was a siphon soaking in the word of God and all that the Bible taught. In turn God gave my first blessing as a dreamer of dreams (Acts 2:17) and I knew that when I was old I would be witness to the return of Jesus Christ to the surface of this planet before a natural passing of my life.
I was baptized in 1986 in the First Assembly of God church which was on Highland Ave in Memphis, TN. It has since moved. From this time till 1993 I started to encounter my trials and tribulations I did not understand, for most came from within the “church” and those that I thought would support me and help me in my growth toward becoming a better and pure reflection of Jesus Christ my Savior.
This led me into a slow downward spiral in my faith and understanding. A flat spin that had my mind pressed hard against the side of the cockpit of my airplane of salvation. I lost and could not regain control as my life and faith system shattered and broke apart into thousands of pieces.
Two wives and the closure of my family business led me upon a new search of not only job security but a solid rock of faith to stand upon. Towards the end of my second marriage I hit the bottom. Was on depression pills and lost in the internet doing various things that all equaled to escapism.
As I began to struggle to be a single parent in my fifties with a preteen son I also came to realize that my thoughts were not God centered by world centered. I worried about this temporal world than about my service for God.
It was actually just before the straw that broke the camel’s back of my second marriage that my faith started to rise up. I remembered my study techniques I had taught myself and was never told by a mentor or guide as I should have been. For the Bible tells us that we are to help those within the Body of Christ to gain a strong foundation and that can only be gained by reading and fulling understanding the Bible. It was through the use of Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance that I once again started the upward climb away from damnation, for I have always know that all due to free-will can reject Jesus Christ even after they have asked Him into their hearts. This was once again reaffirmed to me as I become stronger in the word when I added the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (unabridged) to my study tools. These ten volumes of in-depth study of the original Greek made it clear beyond a doubt where I need to focus my life. That was with God at the core, not the world, not me, but GOD my Creator.
During this time I knew my sin nature and I also knew from my previous experiences that I could not make the choice logically or correctly, so I left it in God’s hands. This led to my current wife. For God has made it clear he would rather we remain unmarried once we divorce unless it would lead to sin. Well it would so God led the best thing that has ever happened to me to come into my life.
She is and has been a true example of a Christian wife. She has supported me in my growth unlike the previous two had done. As a result I have grown to reflect my Savior as I have never been able to accomplish before. It is all due to God and His Son my Savior that I was saved from the brink of losing my salvation. As is shown can happen in John 15, but most refuse to see this. They choose to live in the blindness Satan has placed before them. For they would rather live of the world than of God. More live in the world than I could have ever imagined. They live a lukewarm existence which is even worse than hating God outright (Revelation 3:14-22).
These people label me as a judge, when in reality I am following 2 Timothy 4:1-5. They are like the image I see on facebook time to time of the Bible verse “Thou shall not judge…. “with the rest of the Bible verses below that is scribbled over removing the teaching that says you cannot judge if you are guilty of committing the exact same sin. In reality it is they that are guilty of judging not I.
This roller-coaster ride I have been upon and taught me that most that call themselves “Christian” are not or in danger of being broken from the vine of Christ by His Father and given to men and then to be cast into hell.
I do not make this blog post to be a voice never heard, but to be a voice in the wilderness as John the Baptist was just before Jesus Ministry nearly two thousand years ago. Most laughed and rejected His words as will. Am I saying I am a “John the Baptist?” Hardly for none shall ever equal John as a prophet, that is made clear in the Bible, but I am a voice upon the winds of the wilderness. A voice that most never hear or they as they scoff and say to themselves “it is just the wind whistling.”
Do I still struggle in my growth being a better reflection of Jesus Christ? Most definitely. The one think that I have learned the most is the more I learn of the Bible the more I see the influence of the world upon me in my lifestyle. When compared to most though it is better than most, but can it improve? ALWAYS, and any that says otherwise of themselves is not only lying to you but themselves.
There is so much I wish I could remove from my life but the way the world is now setup it is nearly impossible, but I deal with as little of those things that make people concerned of not only themselves, but of their standing within this temporal world. I care nothing for what others think of me. I know there are those that laugh at me. I have been told I am not a true Christian in my standing upon certain aspects of the Bible (btw, that is someone judging). I don’t care. I care only to please God, His Son, and my wife.
I seek to finish raising the last of my children into adulthood and pray the rest that are adults will seek me out and ask my advice upon how to become a better reflection of Jesus themselves, but I will not hold my breath for they are above the age of consent and must answer to their own action and just hope that in some way what I taught them and how I now live will cause them to think and make the right choices when it comes time to do so.
This is what this ride has been like for me and I look forward to standing before God upon that holy day that the seven seals starts to be broken. For it is made clear in Revelation 3:10 that those that overcome and stay loyal to Christ will be in a pre-tribulation rapture.
Before 2034 we shall see
Now this is not to say that I have not remembered my dreams or that I haven’t been dreaming. This is my first Christ related dream that I have had in sometime.
I call myself in this blog “dreamwalker1960” for a reason. I am the fulfillment of Acts 2:17:
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
I am an old man and I have dreamed dreams and now I have once again.
This time though was different than any of the dreams I have ever had.
This time I stood beside Jesus Christ and proclaimed to those that looked on that was I His follower. Loudly and proudly, but yet it was still different. Christ stood upon the earth once again. We were in a city, but the city was decimated. The street was covered in dirt and debris. Cars and buses were in ruin, in fact I stood atop a bus as I made my declaration to those gathered to listen before us.
Then there was a roaring sound and I turned and coming down the street was a huge torrent of water at least twenty feet high, made higher has it pushed it way through the broken buildings.
Christ turned to it and shout: “ENOUGH!” and the waters immediately turned back and left the city and then Jesus started walking down the street and with the movement of his hand caused several crushed cars to go flying across the ground and then into a huge whole that was once a part of the sewer system.
My dream ended there, but there was no question. This was the earth after the Tribulation.