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Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: the counter attack


So Monday, in black and white, I fell to my knees, sick of my weakness within sin. I was led to a prayer that I included within the post. It posted at 8:30 am. At nearly 1:30pm, almost 5 hours later. I was hit with a spiritual broadside. The world attacked me and through me, my family.
My home live which has already been going through a struggle due issue within the extended family that have been a part of my life for the last two years when God brought me and my wife together; was thrown into total turmoil.
The details are not for public view or discussion.
All I know for an absolute fact is what has been laid at my feet is untrue. However, it is still hurtful and staggering that someone would turn to such deplorable methods to damage my family which had finally gotten to a point of unity as our mixed family had begun to accept each other’s quirks and emotional demeanor.
Once again I been turn in prayer to my God.
Lord, help me and my family through this time of distress. Help all become comforted by Your love and glory. Let the truth come to light and allow the facts to show those that have spoken lies against one of Your servants have in turn cause You to look upon them in displeasure. That this attack will be answered by You in Your way and in Your time. Help them to see the light of Your glory and Your love as I have tried to show and share that with my family and those that read these articles.
I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Savior. Amen

Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: the struggle


There are times when I am weak and I hate it. I strive to do what is right yet I still do wrong. I hate it. I truly hate it.
I have failed God, I have failed Jesus and I have failed myself.
At the same time Satan is joyous and celebrating.
Yet still I go on. I pray and plead for forgiveness. Yet I still go on.
Each day I waken here within this temporal plain I know my task is not yet completed.
I have not finished God’s design within my life.
What is it you wish me to do dear Lord?
What have I not done?
Who has not heard the message you have given to me to share?
Is this why I am still hear?
The prayer:
I wish to kneel at Your feet and give all praise and glory unto You for only You are worthy of any and all acclaim.
Please Lord God guide me toward Your goal You have set for me within my life.
Please allow me to reach the pinnacle of my service unto You.
For you have created all there is and those here upon this small speck of sand within this vast universe take it and You for granted.
As I myself do time to time and I ask you to forgive me for doing so.
This nation is in dire straits and it is all due to those that live within it taking it and You for granted and turning their backs upon the blessing You have given this nation since its foundation two hundred and forty years ago.
It this time of our great trial yet give us the knowledge and the strength to do what is right now.
For the chance to truly do what was Your ideal is past beyond our control.
Guide those that call You Lord be they right with You or not to do what will give all glory unto You. No matter the cost that will be required to do so.
I ask all this in the name of your Son the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

A Judgment and a prayer


I have been going through the book of Daniel the last couple of weeks. Reading it studying it and reading commentaries. As I entered into the ninth chapter this morning I feel as Daniel did when he read the prophecy of the 70 years enslavement of the Israelites given by Jeremiah. Only I am reading Daniel.
In Daniels prophecies he was given an image of what turned out to be Antiochus Epiphanes, the first “little horn.” As study what this man did to the Jews and how he defiled the temple I came into understand of what is happening with this nation I live within, the United States. I know without a doubt that this was the second nation created under the blessing of God. I do not cater to those that say this is not true. There is too much evidence that states otherwise. Too much documentation, and the mere fact that the basis for our government was a slightly changed version of that used to govern the colony of Pennsylvania, which was written by the Quaker William Penn.
This is a Christian nation, yet now too many have turned from God. Too many say they are His, but in reality they are not. I have wondered why God allowed this nation to place under two terms of the obviously most anti-Christian and anti-Israeli president ever encountered in this nation and I suddenly realized through reading the book of Daniel that He was placed in power to usher this nation into a time of God’s judgment against those that call themselves Christian and Jew alike within this nation.
In many ways this man is reflecting the image of Antiochus Epiphanes. So he is the “little horn” of the “little horn” who is an image of the true “little horn” to come. His purpose is to punish this nations for turning its back upon God. Will others follow in his footsteps? That is the important question.
What can change this for the betterment of Christianity and this nation as a whole? The answer is simple. It is the answer that Daniel came to. It is the answer that Jesus gave us.
1) We are to pray for forgiveness for our sins against God by turning our backs upon His will and His teachings.
2) We are not just sit and pray but are to take action as well (James 2:14-19).
a) Turn form those that support sin
b) Become active in church and prayer
c) Vote for those that support God and against any that oppose God
d) Change laws that go against God and obey ALL laws that fall within the dictates of the Bible

Below is a modified version of the pray Daniel offered to God in Chapter nine of the book in his name:

“O Lord, you are a great and awesome God! You always fulfill your covenant and keep your promises of unfailing love to those who love you and obey your commands. But we have sinned and done wrong. We have rebelled against you and scorned your commands and regulations. We have refused to listen to your servants those that truly profess your Word and teaches, who spoke on your authority to our government officials and ancestors and to all the people of the land.
“Lord, you are in the right; but as you see, our faces are covered with shame. This is true of all of us, including the people of all the states and major cities and the entire nation, those scattered near and far, wherever you have placed us because of our disloyalty to you. O Lord, we and our government officials, and ancestors are covered with shame because we have sinned against you. But the Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him. We have not obeyed the Lord our God, for we have not followed the instructions he gave us through his servants those that truly profess your Word and teaches. All this nation the Untied States has disobeyed your instruction and turned away, refusing to listen to your voice.
“So now the solemn curses and judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured down on us because of our sin. You have kept your word and done to us and our leaders exactly as you warned. Never has there been such a disaster that as happened in this nation. Every curse written against us in the Law of Moses has come true. Yet we have refused to seek mercy from the Lord our God by turning from our sins and recognizing his truth. Therefore, the Lord has brought upon us the disaster he prepared. The Lord our God was right to do all of these things, for we did not obey him.
“O Lord our God, you brought lasting honor to your name by rescuing your people from sin through giving unto us your one and only Son as a Sacrifice upon the cross. But we have sinned and are full of wickedness. In view of all your faithful mercies, Lord, please turn your furious anger away from your this nation. All the neighboring nations mock the United States and your people because of our sins and the sins of our ancestors.
“O our God, hear your servant’s prayer! Listen as I plead. For your own sake, Lord, smile again on your desolate nation that was only second to Israel.
“O my God, lean down and listen to me. Open your eyes and see our despair. We make this plea, not because we deserve help, but because of your mercy.
“O Lord, hear. O Lord, forgive. O Lord, listen and act! For your own sake, do not delay, O my God, for your people and this nation.”

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?

The empty pew


The pews are empty more and more. Sin rises. Corruption is now called good.
How can this be?
For those that can change this sit silent, raising up prayers asking God to show His glory.
They comment to themselves yet make no effort to stop it out of fear of offending those that offend God.
Would you let a bully continue to berate your child? Would you stand by and let someone murder or rape your daughter or wife?
Yet it is this same type of mentality that exist unchallenged against your church, and your God.
He left us in control of our fates and in so the fate of His church. For the church is of God and those within are the Body of Christ on earth.
If you sit and do nothing you think God is nothing and humans are more powerful than the God the creator of humans.