Mathew 5:6 – Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied .
It doesn’t matter how many times we read scripture, something appears that we somehow missed previous times. Since a child I’ve heard & read of the feeding of the 5000 with 5 loaves of bread & 2 fish.
In Mathew 14 – 15, as Jesus & His disciples traveled throughout the land, multitudes gathered to see the things they had heard about.
(They didn’t have all the technology we do today, only word of mouth. And Lord knows how you can’t believe everything you hear…we just have to go see for ourselves! And this same Word that walked this world in the flesh is alive & active today! All we need to do is receive Him & partake of His nourishing truths ).
Not sure why it took so long for me to digest the following feeding of 4000 with 7 loaves & a few fishes. It was as if it was my 1st time reading it.
The 1st region spoken of in Mathew, being Jewish (5,000) the 2nd being Gentile (4,000) where both Jew and Gentile ( along with women & children ) were fed this miraculous bread. Preparing for a day when they would be fed sacramentally by His very own sacrificial Body & Blood.
The Bread of Life.
Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread – 1 Corinthians 10:17
Roman’s 12:4 – For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office.
So we can ask ourselves why is the Church so divided? It was back in Jesus day as well. There are so many ingredients that go into the Body of Christ to make it complete.
But if it is missing the main ingredient, Gods full flavored Word, or a foreign ingredient is added, the whole lump is contaminated.
The foreign substance needs to be removed or it will be kneaded into the thoughts and practices of the whole body. False doctrines can destroy a whole lump of ingredients!
(Galations 5) A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
And we see this occurring in some of the Churches today due to political correctness & such. But that is made clearly visible when we are digesting our daily bread through the filtering power of Gods Word for ourselves.
Ecclesiastes 7:29 – Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
Oh how the Church that remains faithful & true to God’s Word shines as a light on a hill in the midst of such darkness! Exposing the worlds sinful wound all around it, with healing intention!
All the while understanding it’s own insufficiency and brokenness, and great need for it’s Savior to continue shining on! In Humility…
John 6:35 – Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” Vs 48 – I am the bread of life.
( Mathew 26:26 ) Take, eat; this is my body.
John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Moses believed God and it was counted as righteousness unto Him. By faith he walked with God.
Exodus 16:4 – Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.“
A shadow of what was yet to come in it’s fullness!
Deuteronomy 8:3 – And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
Colossians 2:9-10 – For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority.
COMPLETE! When we grow hungry & unsatisfied, we come to the table & He will provide for us a feast!
This is my absolute favorite musician, this song is to me as a melody radiating out from the Church God built, drifting throughout the land, calling all the lost sons & daughters, drawing in all sinners, and encouraging all believers, to return Home…
If you have been called by the name of The Lord, I believe this will bring you encouragement.
I can understand how so many write off religion & politics due to the ongoing spiritual conflict within. It can appear much simpler just to avoid them both altogether. But in their purest sense, which are God ordained, they are built into our human structure. We can avoid them, hide from them, some manipulate them, but they are a part of our structure that we must deal with. So how are we to properly view politics as Bible believing Christian’s who are called to be in the world, but not of it?
There is SO much controversy within the church. The lighter matters are understandable, but some heavier matters need to be reflected upon through the magnifying glass of Gods Word.
I use to avoid politics altogether. Well at least avoided my contribution to help make a change for the better or worse. I would throw in my two cents on what I disapproved of, but didn’t apply myself to get educated on the facts.
That’s before I started to really examine scripture and began to see the need to stand for Biblical values that hold a nation together. For our nation is very young and beginning to stray far from its roots that it was founded upon. We see less and less of our true history being taught in our education system today and we are eating the fruit of that reality in our culture.
How should a Christian view politics? We are ALL sold into slavery. ALL are born under the bondage of sin. There is a temporary power of authority given to the god of this world. Jesus did not even deny that. Whether we dont want to hear it or not, ignore it, avoid it, we are still under this bondage of a wicked slave master until we surrender to the Master of ALL things. God the Father observes all that is going on in our world and knows when we are ready to be set free and not return to our previous master. He draws US unto Himself that we may be truly set free.. even though we are still in the flesh we may live IN the Spirit. God watches to see how we will submit ourselves to one another, and tries our loyalties in all things.
He has purchased back what had once been sold. But too often we return to bondage and what is familiar.
I pray that in this next election, we do examine our own hearts and scripture and ask God for wisdom. And whatever the outcome, we know God is still in control and that is a great comfort. And whoever is placed in authority, that we no longer fight and war against each other in these matters, but show respect for one anothers free will. While reasoning peacefully together. Finding common ground to build ourselves up upon.
Isaiah 35 : 8-9 – A highway shall be there, it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for the wayfaring men, though fools, they shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go in. but the redeemed shall walk there. Nobody comes to the fatger unless he draws them
I believe that the word ” fools ” is important. Recognizing our state prior to the Lord enlightening us with His light that we might have eyes to see. There’s a powerful sense of humility involved when we see the contrast of who we are and who God is in the pure light of His truth. Without him we are but men and women most miserable.
I suppose folks frown on that thought. Thinking in the wisdom of the world, we ourselves can become better without the help of a Savior. But we do greatly error without the wisdom of our God.
The Bible speaks of the objects of God’s affection, Israel and Zion. Those who bless Israel shall be blessed. Israel is masculine, Zion/Jerusalem is feminine. We look to Zion as the Promised land. The New Jerusalem as the bride, the Holy City, the wife of the Lamb, coming from above where the river of the Water of Life flows (Revelation 22:1).
That all who have been born again into the family of God will enter into. We of faith are walking that highway right now. There are many obstacles to the right and to the left. There are distraction from every direction, except when we press forward and remained focused on what lies ahead. The beauty is, if we use the journey wisely, others we pass along the way will come to join us as we march forward in faith.
What is our biggest distraction today? You know, I’ve come to the conclusion that the reason so many are sick of religion and politics is not because of the true purpose of the God ordained institutions for our own good, but because of the way man has distorted them and used them for selfish purposes. Not showing grace & mercy nor knowing when open rebuke is called for.
We are a fallen Creation in need of a Savior. The sooner we realize this truth in it’s entirety the better.
There is religion
James 1:27- Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. –
As well as politics built into the natural order of things. 1 Peter 2:13-17 – Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
So…there are politics involved whether we like it or not. The Left would say they are more helpful to the strangers and fatherless. But actually by handing out FREEBIES ( nothing’s free but Grace ) they actually support oppression by having more government control over the masses. There is a difference in helping the needy to where they can get up on their own feet and regain dignity, and oppressing them by more government control over them.
This is not a personal opinion but just a review of both liberal & conservative pros & cons.
Isaiah 32: 5 – The vile person shall no more be called liberal, nor the churl ( mean spirited ) to be said bountiful. –
The hypocrisy found in a persons declared state will be made known. All things hidden shall come to light. This can be found in both Democratic and Republican parties.
The meaning of liberal is generous, noble-minded. Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values. These all are beneficial to society when they are not mismanaged or abused, which they are.
For when one is generous with anothers wealth and not their own, is that still being generous? How can not only allowing but promoting innocent bloodshed in the land be called noble? Not just allowing people to live lifestyle choices in their own freedoms, but promoting lifestyles that affect us living out our religious freedoms in the workplace, schools, businesses. Calling what is good bad and bad good. Somethings gone terribly awry here.
The Conservative – Conservatives seek to preserve a range of institutions such as religion, government, property rights, emphasizing social stability and continuity. It’s clear one can go too far left or too far right and become totally imbalanced!
I’m not picking on the leftys alone here, let’s talk about my own preference as a conservative. We too can get more wrapped up in the politics sometimes & lose focus on the conservative biblical values to which we stand. And not all Republicans stand together in one truth either. But the fruit from what we choose to defend will be the fruit we will eat of. Whether bitter or sweet.
Because all men are fallen and we suffer from imbalance in nature.
Let’s just say goats to the left and sheep to the right. God will separate them both. And I am confident there will be some rebellious goats and some wandering sheep pulled from every fold and brought into the true Shepherds fold as ONE. The Good Shepherds rod & staff shall comfort and lead the way.
In politics, when views of right and wrong have been perverted, and folks characters have been built on flattery, virtues do not match their true identity, then we have distortion.
But there will come a day when folks will be called by their true character, flattery and deceit will not add qualities to them in which they do not possess.
As Christians we can not forcibly try to correct those who live in sin, but expose the wound that it may be healed. Allow them to suffer the consequences of that sin as we have in our own failures. Unless it is sin against another, to which there calls for action. That is the division, because folks have different ideas on what is sinning against another. For few look to scripture for clarity and form their own theory and personal opinions. Willing to throw out all traditional values and replace them with so much open mindedness that there is no room for godly values.
But by persuasion, many souls can be saved. With the intention to heal. For we can not cure others by forcing him against his or her own free will.
There are many rights violated and matters that need dealt with. So it is necessary to have times of quarantine and separation for punishment due, to restore offenders that they may become contributing citizens to society. ORDER! That we may live together in peace. But only one offers true peace that the world can not give.
For wickedness in high places shall be discovered and punished. Virtue shall be manifested and rewarded. Sincerity and simplicity of the Gospel will bring to light the hypocrite and men are made able to discern between good and evil.
So understanding there are times we all vear to the left or the right, if we hold one another accountable, have a sense of transparency, and are in agreement on ONE truth found IN Christ, and continue down this highway together, staying on the narrow path set before U.S. we will see that land where Christ reigns and be under His rule and authority in all human affairs.
-Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.-
So then let U.S….
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 – And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
For we look forward to a day to come…
Isaiah 35:10 – And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come into Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads, they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
A glorious society with an innumerable company of angels.
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, as a roe or young heart upon the mountains of Bether – Song Of Solomon 2:17
My chapter a day has brought me to Song of Solomon which harmonizes with my poem today , seeking a love so much higher.
That is our position as the Church, the body with many members. To be a prepared Bride for a prepared place! In and out of season. Our Lord, the Groom, is preparing a place for His Bride, and when He comes to snatch her away…The world will be left in dismay. What more then can we say? To-day is the day to speak of Gods Ways. How to remain pure and undefiled ? Look to His LOVE letter left US, which will guide us to the final hour.
A WELL ROUNDED LIFE
I have lived a well rounded life With many a failure, toil and strife Through the darkest days Still shining on was the Son Removing all the things Wrongfully done
Out of the dark and into the light What a refreshingly heavenly sight When I begin to think back To my many a woe My Savior reminds me How His love for me flows Through the valleys The hilltops too He sought me out A love so true
So I am content, no matter what others say and do A well rounded life is a gift For those who say ” I DO “ A Holy Union, a marriage Divine When The Lord calls me home I’ll know I have truly LIVED out my time
The only regret I would entertain Is if those I loved Never knew His name And I had not spoken Of the many wonderful things My Lord had done to cover ALL of our shame
So if you find your not satisfied In the days you have lived Remember our Lord, and all He did give
Offering true treasure and abundant life to live Removing our past May we too find grace to forgive
A well rounded life That’s the LIFE to LIVE
Open the door to our hearts before the chamber door shuts, to find no peace of mind in all of time.
ALOT of craziness and distraction in our world today. WHAT on EARTH is this world coming too? IT’S COMING TO JESUS!!!
Thinking of how siblings are when they are young, If they broke a rule or misbehaved, being a nuisance to their brother or sister, the guilty child would do anything to distract the parent from taking notice, then they would be too preoccupied to tend to the situation at hand. That appears to be the same for grown up children in the political scene.
It’s necessary to be aware, but not be consumed by all the commotion in our world today. It is only meant to distract U.S. away from our goal. Our focus should remain on Jesus. He is our Peace! In Him alone is any Peace found. The peace the world offers is temporary. So how do we deal with injustices? How do we manage our emotions when we or someone we love is being led astray or hurt, physically, or a worse wound, spiritually? We place our concerns in the Holy hands of Jesus and He will guide U.S. in what we can or can not do.
Do you ever feel enraged that the enemy of our souls, who is very real, is attacking our brothers & sisters IN this world that he might overcome them? That they might seek advice in trusting man and mans devices rather than seek God the Fathers help in a time of need? Leading them in false hope?
We have nothing to fear IN Christ, who IS our LIFE. He will recompense justly. And He alone will lead U.S. in Truth.
The Truth & a lie CAN NOT co-exist! That is the human disease. The Truth has been turned into a lie. God is a merciful compassionate God but He us also a God of Justice! He does judge, and there should be a healthy fear of Him from His children.
We tend to create our own personal Jesus made in our image, and not the God of the Bible. Gods Word says, if they love not my Word they do not love me. How many times have we heard, I believe in God, just not that Bible your read, you are brainwashed! We may be silenced but Gods word will not be void, but will go forth and accomplish all He sends it to do.
Until Jesus comes, there will be trouble in this world. Then He will cast out all that maketh a lie, that there may be true PEACE! Masks OFF at midnight!
Have you ever been caught up in the lies of the world? I have. Do you love someone who is still caught up in the lies of the world? I do. JESUS is the light of the world and He will expose the lies that the Truth may come forth as noon day! But what happens to those who still refuse the Truth that is freely offered, and accept the lie on that day?
More & more believers will either compromise their beliefs ( for they do not truly believe or they would be fearful of Gods wrath coming for those who are yet unbelieving) or believers will be silenced. Which is already gradually developing.
But we should not take it personally, for it is not we who the world hates, it is the ONE to which we are associated with.
John 7:7- “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.”
So again, what about them??? We still have time to speak Truth that they may hear, and believe! But there is coming a time when all things done are settled in the heavenly courts for ETERNITY.
Luke 18:8 – I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning. How art thou cut to the ground, you who weakened the nations – Isiaiah 14:12
BABYLON- A city of rebellion against God. A symbol of evil and defiance. In the Bible, Babylon is spoken of from Genesis to Revelation. Rising from its rebellious beginnings to become a symbol of the Antichrist ( World system ). When God would discipline His people in the flesh, as a Father, that their soul might live, God allowed the Babylonian Empire to accomplish it.
So, in Revelation Babylon is mentioned, but Israel is the main focus of Gods affection and attention. America, along with many other nations are not game players in the end times prophecy. Why? Where are they? USA supports the nation of Israel like a sister country today. This might not always be the case, possibly it was long destroyed before the end times. We do not know the correct reason, many debate the answer to the question. Which is yet unclear.
Could it be Israel includes ALL nations that have joined together IN Christ ( Galatians 3:28 – There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus ) And Babylon is ALL the nations who have rejected Christ, rebelled against Gods Holy Word, blasphemed His Holy Name – Anti-Christ?
We do not know the correct answers. What we can know is to Trust God and the answers come on a need to know basis. Sort of like a map, it can be overwhelming to see the whole big picture at once, but becomes more clear as you take each step forward in faith.
We should take note on this prophecy. When we as a nation forget our God, if evil befalls U.S. we might consider if it might be from the hand of God stretched out still, for our rebellion. We read often how He allows for refining of His people to draw them near to Him and away from what is eternally destructive to the soul.
Maybe instead of asking The Lord why these things come upon U.S. we should be asking ourselves what is our part in the many transgressions this nation has made, and own it, repent and turn away from it, and be forgiven, that He may heal our land!
Ultimately, all evil will be judged, as symbolized by Babylon’s fall ( Rev 18 ) The great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again.
How wonderful are Gods Ways! Referring back to Isaiah 12 we read how Israel is victorious over their oppressors, and restored. Not only is Babylon destroyed, but God delivers rule to Israel over the very ones who once held them captive.
So there IS a message in there for U.S. to consume that will be health to our bones! But LIFE to our Spirit!
They will find rest from their sorrow, fear and hard bondage to which which they served. The WHOLE earth is at rest and is quiet, as they break forth in singing.
Isaiah 12 – Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
DRINK & BE satisfied! There is so much more to this LIFE than what we can see, feel, and hear. There is great HOPE ahead, IN Christ!
Rev 22- And He showed me a pure river of water of LIFE, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
How AWESOME will this sight be to ALL who were once blind, but now can SEE!!!
Contents may be offensive but are far from hazardous. They will actually bring at first conviction to the hearer ( and the writer ) then healing will follow. The Truth sometimes stings the flesh but it is good medicine for the soul.
Let US look with clarity at a few words in our Declaration of Independence – The separate and equal station to which the LAWS of Nature and of Nature’s GOD entitle them ( Notice not the laws of man but of God, this is why many are trying to remove our foundational values ) they are entitled a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requiring that they should DECLARE the causes which impel them to the separation.
There is a separation that can not be joined in one mind…the Truth and a lie.
Our opinions DO deserve the respect of one another. We are a fallen creation, and we are often wrong in our own thinking and opinions.
Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding.
What is the future for U.S. ? I know we who are of faith, our future is secure IN Christ, but what about them?
One Nation – Now divided Liberty – has been misused & abused Justice – Gods judgement has befallen US
In scripture, In Gods mercy, He always gives warnings before His final judgment which is Justice for ALL. There are many less agonizing pestilence that are experienced before His final judgement.
Now the liberal mind does not care for anothers soul, and rarely thinks upon the things eternal, only what the flesh wants the flesh gets. That is freedom to them. I’m not trying to be offensive, I do actually care for the whole body, mind and soul of others, their eternal entire being.
Isaiah 1:5 – Why should ye be smitten any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
Isaiah 5:20 – Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness to light, and put bitter for sweet.
I truly care for the health of our Nation and all it’s Citizens. If we fall, come to ruin, we will ALL feel the impact together! Gods wrath is satisfied only by the Lamb of God, and if he is rejected…how will we ever be healed?
What is FREEDOM? It means something different to each person. Some think it means do whatever you want as long as it does not affect others. God does give us each freewill, so who are we to break another’s will?
But let us reason together. If I choose to use my freedom of religion (not freedom from religion) to force another to read their Bible, or pay taxes towards things they do not believe in. Or command another to walk in The Law of God, which they are not able (Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be – Roman’s 8:7 ) Then, I would not be following in Christ’s footsteps. For His breathed Word says…And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet – Mathew 10:14
But as a follower of Christ out of love for others, body, mind & soul, we share the Truth and pray others will hear and be truly set free from the sin that oppresses and holds one captive to the flesh ( lust – greed- anger- resentment – unforgiveness – rebellious spirit ) in which we too had been released from.
I will fully defend anothers right to use their liberty to worship self ( atheism or paganism) government, or other religions, WHEN it does not attempt to disable my right to use my liberty to serve MY God, My nations declared God, that many are attempting to remove from our History!
Let’s hear what a honorable man from our History has to say about our Nations future, that we are living in today…
In Revelation 2:14, we are reminded of Balaam who told King Balak how to get the Israelites to commit sin by enticing them with sexual immorality and food sacrificed to idols. See, Balaam was not able to curse them for they were God’s people. Had they not known the God of Israel, Balaam would of had an easy job with easy pay! None the less, Balaam found away for them to curse themselves by falling into transgressions due to being led away captive in the deceit of their own hearts. So God sent a deadly plague to them as a result (Numbers 31:16).
Just like U.S. an inside job destroyed them.
What do we see happening in our educational systems? Christian’s aren’t forcing their religion to be taught in schools, yet evolution ( atheism ) is taught. Christians aren’t forcing schools to teach Gods institution of one man one woman as a sacred union, strengthening the family. Yet, LGBT value systems have been implemented in our schools. Gender confusion, calling a boy a girls name, and adults who should know better are confusing small fragile minds. An Anti- American system has replaced the teaching of our true history, and anarchy is destroying our foundation. All of this is tearing apart the family unit as God intended, which tears apart a city, state, and nation. THAT is what is destroying US!
It may be a blessing in disguise that children have had time out of those brainwashing environments to be home with parents. An OPPORTUNITY for families to get it together!!! And rebuild our foundation and return to the values that keep US standing, before our nation comes to ruin. An inside job! Not the blame of another nation, not our leaders, not you, not me…but it starts in the family!
Prayers for the teachers who will be guiding the next generation to Truth, they have their work cut out for them and they will need prayers in the coming years.
So what can we do? We can hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
I want YOU to know, I do love YOU and care for your very soul. I desire with ALL of my heart for all those I know to be joined together in Eternity with The Lord in paradise restored.
Whether you are a sinner ( like me ) yet, have not received Gods grace to cover your sin, and are still living a life of sin, in rebellion against your Creator, having believed the lie, being oppressed and held captive by your transgressions, I would only ask you to call out to The Lord and be released from your bondage, as I and so many throughout history have done! That is all it takes, God is willing and able to forgive and give U.S. a New Identity. He will then change the heart of stone into a heart of flesh and the desires of our heart will no longer be compromised by sin, which is unto death.
I heard something that made perfect sense. Think of football, and sin is when you aim for the goal, but miss the mark. That is all the human race! We all are born in sin and miss the mark. Then you have a transgression, when you have a foul, some effort on your part towards the missing of the mark. Then you have the INIQUITY…That is when you blatantly go out on a mission to go against the rules of the game, to offend and attack others, causing shame to your whole team! That could be family, or nation in a sense.
Were ALL in the same game, but only one team wins! And it isn’t because they are better, it is because of who has coached them and made them succeed!
Negative situations often bring about positive change. There is great HOPE ahead, so let’s get off the bench and get in the game if LIFE together! I’m sure you desire everyone to win too!
On my second journey through scripture and almost halfway there. Today’s daily bread has brought me to Proverbs 14. Well rounded meal for such a time as this.(Highly recommend reading this chapter for encouragement during these times). What’s on your plate?
Wisdom hath builded her house, time to dwell with wisdom from above. Not our earthly dwelling of wisdom from below.
IN THE MOUTH OF THE FOOLISH IS A ROD OF PRIDE, BUT THE LIPS OF THE WISE SHALL PRESERVE THEM – PROV 14:3
As it was written, my tongue is the pen of a ready writer!
We should not be surprised at these troubles we have on earth, Jesus promised us trials would come. But be of good cheer, Jesus has overcome!
Leaders are not our role models, it’s time we stop pointing fingers. When we point 1 to someone else, 3 point back to ourselves. We should be asking ourselves in what area are we partly to blame and how can we be the change we want to see WHILE glorifying our God! Government has never been able to control good and bad people of any color. Some folks are beginning to buy in to the socialist/communist idea where the Government has more control. Somebody has to have the answer right? That is opening a door for the false prophet to sweet talk his way in to saving the day! That would lead to a very very bad place. One world government is a very dangerous thing! Christ offers peace, not as the world gives. But true peace. No other will stand the test of time.
PROVERBS 14:7 – Go from the presence of a foolish man when thou perceiveth not in him the lips of knowledge.
If we would realize there are only two races, the Adamic race we are all born into, and the heavenly race we are adopted into upon New Birth. One to bear the mark of the beast, the other sealed with the Spirit. We then understand where the conflict of races lies. We need reinforcement on this battle! The battle IS the Lords! Even God’s own people all throughout scripture, when going out to war, without first seeking divine guidance, would fall!
Can the enemy use these circumstances to turn brother against brother? He did in the garden, he still does. Life is full of totally unjust acts, unfairness, inequality, things to be dealt with. But there is only one WAY to handle the evil that is caused by sin. That’s to pick up our Cross as Jesus did. But rather than give the burden of its weight ALL to the Lord we are filled with pride and use that dead weight of the cross to battle it out ourselves. The burden becomes heavier and heavier over time.
Do we realize how blessed we are to have leaders to boldy defend the life of the innocent? Defend our religious freedoms? Not sell out to other nations for personal profit? Without that our land would surely all be destroyed for all the innocent bloodshed and for having become as Sodom and Gammorah.
We cry out for Justice, we can’t survive Gods Justice. We should be wearing sackcloth in repentance on the streets, instead of throwing our fists up in rage! But He is offering U.S. His mercy. For how much longer who knows. And how do we respond? Anarchy and rebellion!
M.L.K would be crushed to see what his dream has come to. Honestly, we need to let go of resentment, and hatred, be angry with a righteous anger, but sin not! Read the Bible more than some guru book on leadership. And defend our faith and stand by the oppressed by using our voices and our God given resources, not man’s devices. Fight the good fight without supporting chaos and feeding the rage that causes outbreaks of division.
We are acting like a bunch of animals with uncontrolled emotion. ALOT has went on this year, ALOT of pressure and added stress in many lives. Have we forgotten what a friend we have in Jesus?
OLD HYMN – Timeless What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer!
Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer! Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer!
Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge– take it to the Lord in prayer! Do your friends despise, forsake you?
Take it to the Lord in prayer! In his arms he’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.
By : Joseph Medlicott Scriven
Stand fast in TRUE Liberty to which you have been set free In Christ from the bondage of sin! Turn not again to vomit out our own shame. We have a friend to lift U.S. up above the lies. NEVER compromise.
WE The People do well to remember what our founding fathers fought for. During the American Revolution, they met TOGETHER to create the American flag hoping to UNITE ” The People ” in their fight for independence from Great Britain.
Alot of GOOD things have came to U.S since then. But we have forsaken our God and been spoiled by our many blessings. Our Blessings have now become a curse.
What right do you have? Our rights are “unalienable,”. ALL men were created in the image of God ( Genesis ). ALL have a God given right to Justice. No MAN can take these rights away IF we know our Identity in Christ.
And when the evil one comes to rob, steal, and kill…and he will…WE must OWN our Identity and our Freedom IN Christ, without wavering. The evil one is not racist, if ones heart is not protected by Jesus, the enemy will slither into the hearts of men and women of all colors shapes and sizes. Rich and poor. He will attack ALL lives that matter to God, in order to cause division! Then we may ask, if this is so, why are so many professing Christian’s doing/saying what is contrary to God’s Word? Because The Word has been set aside due to mans pride. There is Grace enough to cover the sin, when one returns to Him.
If our LIFE is lived in Truth, we will look to others as ourself, worthy of love and respect. We don’t earn the right nor does the Government give U.S. our rights, God has created U.S. with them engraved in our hearts. Our Government is only established to defend our rights within the boundaries given them of God. That is our nations foundation that SO many are destroying!
There are those who oppress by making others feel they are victims, they need someone other than God to identify who they are. They pretend to care for that person’s best interest, when all the while they just want to use the situation as leverage to gain power over those individuals by making them feel helpless, or wronged. If they can keep men down…divide them…make them feel they can be empowered under their rule…they then gain control over the masses! Hey…Hey…give em what they want!
Roman’s 1:24 – Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves.
Careful what you wish for…it can destroy U.S. ALL.
The book of Jude in scripture lays it all out for U.S.
Every circumstance available has been manipulated to give the enemy (who has deceived men) more control. The question we should be asking is, WHO is controlling them? Pray for Gods mighty hand to have mercy on their soul that they may be set free from the enemies control.
Don’t FALL for it! We are weak, we are persecuted, we may be oppressed, but our God IS mighty to save! He is our STRONG hold. Stand fast in the Liberty to which we have been set FREE! Turn not again to the yoke of bondage!
ALL men ARE created equal, they ARE endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
We ARE not who others say we are. We ARE not who we even think we are. WE ARE who God says we ARE.
What we are experiencing today is we are becoming who TV says we are, what the media defines U.S as, what others believe we are. Then we believe what the world says about ourselves and others, then conform to fit the mold the world has made for U.S. It’s not who we truly ARE.
Be ye TRANSFORMED by the Renewing of our minds! God is able to take the marred vessels and remold them into a useful vessel of honor!
A GOOD man dies often without any honor. A bad man dies and it is made as if he is a hero. But God knows what is in the heart. He is Just, and He will recompense. Nothing is done without Him knowing.
Anarchy has some similarity to Anti-Christ . A state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority. The Bible makes it clear what end those who refuse good instruction will have. I desire that for no soul! Being made aware of these things is crucial, but not to be consumed by them.
My wish is that none would die without Christ, and ALL have opportunity to know their Salvation before that moment they meet their Maker. So I guess from a Biblical sense a GOOD man who dies IN Christ is to be preferred than a bad man who isn’t given the opportunity to fully receive Christ.
If we put on our Biblical lenses ( for were all blind as bats without them) and look to the final Authority in scripture, for that Word will judge the quick & the dead…we will then have more respect towards the ones who have temporary rule over U.S. as we bring God honor and He keeps U.S. blameless.
If we believe God’s Word, and we are walking IN it, then the only area we should resist the laws of the land is when they restrain U.S. from being true to our God and His Commands.
Examine ourselves daily to see if we are truly in Faith…or yet in rebellion against The Creator of the heavens and the earth.
Jude 1:8 – Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
Vs 13 – Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
The blackness of darkness was reserved for the fallen angel’s, and many will sell their very soul to join them there!
But there IS hope! Jesus purchased our souls from the grave that we no longer be sold as sins slave. Without Him, we are ALL left to die in our sin. And to GOD ALL Life Matters. We should stop dividing ourselves into groups, and unite in that Truth. He regards not mans person, but who that man identifies with!!! There are two different kinds of people for sure, the Saved and the Unsaved. There is the source of division.
Until we take hold of the garment of Jesus, we will not be healed of the many sinful diseases consuming U.S. throughout time.
God’s Word has said, as in the days of Noah ( Mathew 24: 37 -38 ) so it shall be.
“It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building ( Luke 17:28 )
God has shown U.S. great Mercy! May we return to our Nations True Foundation that we not come to ruin.
Proverbs 22:3 – A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself from it. But the simple pass on by, and are punished.
IN GOD WE TRUST! May The Good Lord Bless you and keep you…ALL!
Jesus says…you will know the WAY. Where I AM there you shall be.
I can not recall how many times in life I have been so completely lost! Physically and Spiritually. It is a dark place to be in when you are not found. You can be surrounded by many, yet very alone if not IN The Lord. But The Good Shepherd searches for His own and when the lost are found…JOY overflows! The Comforter remains to guide, guard and protect that once lost soul. No MORE shall they stray.
When those who were once lost, now found, see others begin to stray down that same dark road…do you think they will just sit quietly back and think…good luck? Not when they are called to be the hands and feet of God. For we do not answer to man in the end, it will be Our God we will kneel before. And He alone is able to make U.S. stand!
Prov 24:21 – My son, fear the Lord and the king, meddle not with them that are given to change.
This verse is a warning, ALL of U.S. should take heed in these times we face today. Basically, to all who defy authority, in acts of rebellion. Which we all are born quite rebellious and separated from our God to an extent. Yet, He has left U.S one Way to be reconciled back in relationship with our Father. A New Identity, A New Family Lineage In Christ. There are those born of the natural, and those who are born again supernaturally. The natural mind can not conceive the supernatural. But we can plant the seed that God will tend too in His time.
It is honorable for those who stand up for what is right and true when oppression occurs, but those who have a rebellious spirit towards authority in general, unstable in their obedience to God first, then the king, these are destructive behaviors that lead to the gates of hell. Jesus is still able to snatch them out of the fire and will use instruments of His righteousness to do so.
Jude 21-23 – And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
It will be obvious who is yet in disobedience to God, even though they speak His name, yet their hearts are far from Him. ( This was me in my younger years, it takes one to know one ) The things the Bible calls righteous they will rebel against. All that The Lord calls evil they will defend! Blinded from truth, because they do not love Truth or Gods Word, nor will they hear it. Attempting to change laws and times. Rewriting HIS -tory.
Sure, change can be good, and many look for the change that comes from God above. But some of the changes we see taking place are not for the good of all. By giving place for all types of disorder in the natural order of things, we who desire to live in Truth, will be made to compromise our consciences in areas of business and social structure to accommodate. Which in turn will gradually attempt to remove our rights and freedoms to live as One nation under One God. This decay is so gradual over so many years that many do not even take notice.
God grants mankind freewill. It is out of Love. He will not force Himself upon a soul that does not desire to be restored to Him. And when it does not affect our walk IN Christ, we should continue to love and be patient with others as God has been with U.S.
But, when we begin to feel the effects of those lifestyles in our own lives, and compromise our own consciences to please man rather than God? Just read your Bible to see what consequences we will endure.
Ask ourselves what changes can we see being made right now to our rights to compliment those who rebel against the law of God?
Prov 24 goes on to say… For their calamity shall rise suddenly. An unexpected evil shall violently come upon them. And who knows the ruin of them both.
Destruction follows if they will not obey out of conscience, and duty.
We have so many historical examples in HI- Story, and we are such a young nation. If we read scripture we will be led through this great journey together through the valleys and the mountains of this gift of LIFE. The WAY is paved on the map left U.S. our compass for direction and shelter when the storms come. A light unto our path.
Speaking to many sons and daughters who have come from one man & one woman from so so long ago…the Bible opens up for U.S. that our eyes might see, and we may truly believe! May we ALL gather together in that heavenly land before the Book is closed.
Revelation 7:9 – After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of ALL nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.
Great HOPE for Mankind that seeks God alone who is Divine!
THE TEACHER – When we think of a teacher, we think of someone who gives us facts to educate us so that we can use that info to achieve greater heights in our learning. Something of worth and value in our lives. Some teaching is solid, necessary in our education. Some is assumed necessary, and not always based on facts. Yet, many books are based on assumptions and called facts. Many do not look any further to gain understanding, but accept what they are taught.
Myself, I was a terrible learner. My focus was all over the place. If I knew then what I know now I would of paid much closer attention. I have a feeling that is what many will be thinking once they experience The Greatest Teacher of all! In a much more HUGE way! If only…
In our once young fragile minds we received information as truth. Incorporating what we were taught into the fabric of our lives. As that fabric becomes worn over time, some will seek out TRUTH with all their heart, mind and soul! For those who do seek…they will find!
In the Sermon on the Mount “ Jesus taught as one having authority, not as the teachers of the law” (Matthew 7:29). The other teachers quoted each other and from texts they had read, but Jesus spoke Truth with all power and Authority, The Words of God pierced through dividing their very soul and spirit!
Jesus didn’t spend 12 to 18 years in a classroom. The world IS His classroom and He IS the Great Teacher. Jesus is referred to as teacher 60 times in scripture. He also is Savior, Lord and Redeemer of mankind. God made flesh. Master to ALL who confess.
What good is it then, if we roam the corridors of this world, blinded by a false light at the end of each tunnel, only to conform to that which can be seen? Rather than be led by The Good Shepherd along the narrow path that leads to Life? Being good listeners of what The Great Teacher has to say. Jesus also is the greatest listener, if only we would take time to pray.
At the end of our journey here, may our names be found in the Lambs book of Life. Having graduated and succeeded to receive Eternal Life. Not by anything we have achieved, but by who we have listened to and truly believed!
THE GARDENER – In John 20, after Jesus resurrection, Mary of Magdala mistook Jesus as the gardener when she came to the empty tomb. Although she didnt recognize Jesus at first, her 1st impression wasn’t far off. For Jesus does tend to the garden of our minds. He tills the soil, weeds it out, plants good seed, weeding and pruning, preparing our minds to fertilize them with Truth. Through daily applications of Gods Word, these gardens are protected and administered pest control. He plants good seed that new life may sprout! Sure, the weeds will grow along with the good seed, but The Gardener will tend to His own with great care.
And He said, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man – Mathew 13:37
There is a whole culture of Jesus proclaiming folk, but if we are not established in God’s Word, that seed will be rooted out.
“Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God – Luke 8:11
Adam’s fall began in the garden of Eden. Jesus, the second Adam, came to undo the effects caused by Adam’s fall into sin. The Son of man began His suffering in a garden. In a garden New life arose. Gardens are deeply rooted either in the world or IN Eternity. God is Restoring Paradise to them who listen to The Master Gardeners voice, who can no longer be deceived by Satan and his many disguises. Did God REALLY say that? Planting seeds of doubt that lead to death. But Jesus will pull them fears and doubts right out at the root and transplant us into goodly soil. When rain and storms come, pestilence and drought bring fear, and they will…Remember God’s Word, Fear Not! The Gardener is here.
If we remain good students of Gods Word, listening closely to every breathed Word The Great Teacher reveals, and allow The Gardener to tend to our every care…we too will recognize Jesus as we walk along the WAY.
( Luke 24 ) And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
That SWORD of Truth will reveal to each of U.S. if we are planted in the soil of the world or The Good soil that will forever be cared for and never rot away!!! And when The Teacher calls us each by name, may we be ready to answer, and not be put to shame.
If God was willing to take such an ignorant sinner such as me, a rebelliously stubborn student, yet grant me eyes to see and believe…then there is hope for ALL humanity! A Teacher that listens and knows our every need, making wise the simple, by planting good seed.
1 John 2:27 – But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.