WARNING LABEL

Sound the trumpet

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…

Noteworthy

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.

Happiness is fleeting , JOY is eternal

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!

Conversational

Words of Wisdom

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.

By His Stripes

In God We Trust

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.

History repeats…

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!

WHERE AM I?

Not so much about where am I but who is missing?

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 GREAT TEACHER/ THE MASTER GARDENER

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.

Something to ponder

Exodus 14:14 – The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Knowing when it is time to be silent, and when it is time to use our voices. That takes wisdom from above, revealed in Gods Word.

Our days are filled with circumstances that can bring about frustration. From minor set backs such as being annoyed by a vehicle going too slow in front of you ( sorry in advance – it’s likely me 😊 ) to larger issues that keep the whole world from progressing forward. Whatever the case, we all experience this emotion on different levels for different reasons. But at the root of all frustration, is where our main focus can be found. What really matters to U.S. at that moment. We have a purpose driving U.S. forward and when it is delayed, we can be overcome with the feeling of not fulfilling that objective. But we can overcome it! It is no sin to be angry or frustrated. It is what we do with it and who’s hands we place our concerns in that matters.

Psalm 4:4-5 – Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the Lord.

Frustration is what happens when our roots are buried too deep in this earth, chained to it rather than using it as a temporary resource. Forgetting where our roots are planted, in the Eternal Kingdom!

If we rely on our finances, our own strength, others, a certain fulfillment from any of these things rather than from the blessing giver…we face discouragement.

Looking to God in everything while placing full trust and reliance on Him is the game changer.

I have more than I need, very content and satisfied. Even so, many things in this world feel unjust. And they are. Little things, like paying 19% in taxes before getting paid. Often taxed on things we may not even agree to. Then taking that taxed $ to pay bill’s and make other purchases, only to be taxed on it again. In that thought I figured out a weeks worth of income each month is used only to pay taxes. It felt unjust. I make enough, I’m happy with what I have, I’m not lacking in anything…so why did that bother me so much in that moment? Because I began to grow roots to the things of this world. We are made no promises from God that this world will be Just. We are promised much more when we look to things above not below. These experiences are temporary and useful in building our character and preparing U.S. for a world to come!

So, then ask ourselves, do we want the easy way – the broadway ? Or are we moving forward on the path that will refine U.S. along the way?

What really matters- Some days just getting away from all the distractions, out in the woods for some clarity .Other days, maybe just being around family. For some its about getting the bill’s paid. Or to feel better in that moment. Maybe helping someone out. Changing the world. And truly, does any of that really matter if we don’t have someone even bigger than ourselves to trust those matters with?

So in every matter, when the seed of frustration begins to sprout, look above to what really matters, God will weed it out!

We say we are a part of this spiritual Kingdom. And when the fruits we bare are of the works of God and not of our own ability or goals, we will succeed in what is meaningful and everlasting. What is our attention mostly focused on? If we had a measuring cup or scale to weigh our thoughts, our actions, how we entertain ourselves, what we feed our minds, what fruit would we see? Will it still be there a 1000 yrs from now? What really matters.

If we are truly children of the Most high, we have escaped the corruption of this world and are now partakers of the divine nature. So when we fail, we go to our ABBA Father, and He will strengthen U.S. and get U.S. back on the path to FREEDOM!

When we are tempted to feel discouraged by injustices…remember…be angry…and sin not…by word or deed. Rather pray for forgiveness and reconciliation.

Romans 12:19 –  do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

We each have our own thoughts and perspectives on what is important and how we view life. Even if we don’t agree with anothers views it is still possible to be respectful, to listen without disregard, and to try and understand why they see things that way. Showing respect towards anothers thoughts. Jesus is the greatest example of this.

He reasoned with others, both believers and non believers. He offered the facts, and they were able to decide for themselves what they would do with that information. In the end the TRUTH will shine through revealing what really matters. To each and every one of us.

Stay rooted in the WORD and grow in the Kingdom without END!

JESUS WEPT

JESUS WEPT- John 11:35

A missionary song that marches on throughout the nations (Psalm 67) O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

We can easily see the world government, politics and religions at play. By reading the instruction manual left U.S. ( Gods Holy Word ) we can begin to see what is unseen. The principalities and powers behind the scenes. All are under authority to the same God, they ALL just do not realize this fact yet. But we who do, we who have believed, and by believing have now eyes to see…we find peace, not false peace as the world gives. An inner peace and joy no man can steal. We can not be shaken if we remain standing on Truths foundation.

What a time to be embracing the WHOLE world in our intercessions! In our cries for mercy on behalf of a world that has lost it’s way. Forgiveness of sin is the beginning of all mercy to be experienced by all people. Foundational to salvation. We ALL unite in this one thing, our need for forgiveness and Gods MERCY. Saints and sinners alike have this in common. Where we can come together from every background, every social status, every walk of life, and petition our God on each others behalf! For what good is it if we are ” Good ” by human standards, but withhold forgiveness or mercy from another? God is merciful to them who are merciful.

Not that we place ourselves in harm’s way or allow another to continue to oppress or discourage. But we pray for many souls to repent and be granted forgiveness. As God has dealt with us. What others then do with that is not in our control.

Where in the world can we find that kind of place? A place where a thief can repent of sin and return what he has stolen. Then pray in behalf of the one he stole from, that he too not forget Gods mercy on him as well.

Where a sexually immoral man/woman can turn away from the temptation to go against the natural order of things, that God Himself has ordained. That they and their children may be blessed. And then turn and pray on behalf of those who remain sexually pure to not fall into the same temptations. Reminding them of their need to be faithful and reach others who are weaker in the faith. That we all may grow in strength and encouragement toward one another.

Where even a murderer, who has mourned over his sin. And God was faithful to forgive Him. He too is shown mercy that he may go out and be merciful. Showing mercy to a person of faith from his younger years, who had possibly mistreated or abused him. So much so, he grew in anger from that person’s lack of grace towards him. It could be the believer, who was just as deadly to the soul of that convicted murderer, had himself needed convicting of his own offense and part in anothers fall.

We ALL need one another no matter what our present state is in relationship with God. As iron sharpens iron. Prepared and ready to do the battle of life together.

These things are too heavy for U.S. to judge of ourselves. We need discernment. That alone can be had by seeking Gods provisions in His own breathed Word. That Word will judge righteously! First convicting each of their own sin, coming to repentance. Then sending U.S. out to warn others that they may seek mercy as well. Saving others from being condemned by speaking the Truth. Now that’s LOVE!

All coming together in Mercy. At Gods throne of Grace. Seeing each other as God does, heart to heart, face to face. Reminding all of U.S. of our need for Gods Mercy upon the whole human race.

Charles Spurgeon noted ” Lift up the heart, lift up the voice. A higher key, a sweeter note is called for. “
 
King David said , as rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law. He mourned over his peoples sin. And you know what? He knew from experience what that sin would cost. He had committed adultery, he had murdered. The difference is, in humility, in shame, in humbleness he sought the Lord His Gods Mercy, turning away from the sin in sincere repentance, and was forgiven. Not without paying the penalty of sin in this physical life. He suffered great loss. Yet, his spiritual debts were all paid in this life and the life to follow. Death and the grave were conquered.

We aren’t alone in suffering –

Jesus wept: John 11:35
When Jesus saw her weeping, his spirit too was troubled. He feels great compassion upon all who are suffering. He too suffered that we may one day see an end to all suffering. Our HOPE is in He who wipe away all our tears!

Do we mourn over our sin? The world of sin? The wages of sin are apparent in our world. We must stop pointing fingers in blame. At the same time, we do need to acknowledge sin and hold one another accountable that we not be deceived into a greater transgression. Out of love and desire for healing. For there is a much deeper wound that only The Great Physician can heal.

The Messiah came to accomplish what we could not do…abide by Gods law! Jesus fulfilled the law so that we too may be kept. We dont need to clean up then come to Him. A ton of soap couldn’t clean off the filth of sin on our flesh! But when we come to Him in genuine sincerity, He cleanses us from all unrighteousness and will keep U.S. in His righteousness. IF we abide in Him. For He alone is Faithful and True.

His grace is sufficient. He is ready and able that we may remain standing in Truth. If we do not believe this is True, we will fall in our own steps. Or whoever else we may be following, other than Christ The True Shepherd. The wolf is just waiting for an opportunity to snatch away any wandering sheep. Wavering too dangerously into the broadway! But IF we follow His footprints left U.S. we will remain on the straight and narrow path.

He said ” follow me “. They asked where? Come and see! If we abide in His Word and Truth we will be where He is.

This WORD is Powerful and Mighty to save! It is as simple as equipping ourselves with this armor of faith that we be protected and ready for battle! I don’t want to see others as sinners like me…I want to see myself and others transformed into what God created U.S. to be…and see U.S. as God sees…through Jesus sacrifice, truly debt free!

Hope for ALL! Eternally…
Past-present-future
NOW, TO-DAY!

VICTORY

Put on the full armor of God – Ephesians 6:10

Some think victory is achieving some great height or position in society. What happens when it all comes to ruin? Where is the victory in that? Rising up only to fall. Some believe that they are their own god. They create their own victorious life! When they are brought low, and there are none to call upon for help, where is the victory in that? Everything is meaningless. Some believe the Cross is foolishness. But they have not yet experienced the power of the Cross in their life. God is able to humble us once we have been conquered by sin, that we surrender only to Him. He is our LIFE. Victorious over the grave. By no other belief system are men saved.

Basic to all victory over Satan is absolutely truth of the Bible. His Word has ALL authority and power in this world and the world to come. When facing temptations of life we too have the greatest example on how to overcome these trials.

  • Doubt
  • Fear
  • Hunger ( Food – lust – wealth )
  • Satisfaction
  • Pride
  • Materialism

These are all a part of our human nature. ALL God has made good the enemy has distorted. When we seek things above we will be more able to overcome these things below.

We can refer to various verses in scripture to receive power to overcome each fiery temptation. Just as did our Lord and Savior who left us His Word. As a weapon of spiritual warfare, the sword that slays the enemies attempts to thwart Gods purpose. Satan tested Jesus in the wilderness. Jesus is the only man born of a woman without a sin nature. For He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was on a mission from God the Father. Do we who believe, realize, as God sent His only begotten Son, so Jesus sends us out into the world? We have a mission and purpose. It may be just to be a loving parent, or husband, or possibly a missionary, a loyal friend. A Pastor. A martyr. We will not be satisfied until we serve the purpose we were created for. However big or small it may seem, each piece has it’s unique place in God’s Masterpiece.

Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. ( This played a necessary part in the work Jesus was sent to do ). When Jesus fasted forty days and forty nights, He became hungry. For He still was human with human needs. When the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But He answered and said, IT IS WRITTEN , Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God (Mathew 4:1-11).

Without the Bible how are we discern between truth and lie? Deception has many disguises.

Then the devil taketh Him up into the holy city, and setteth Him upon a pinnacle of the temple, saying to Him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, IT IS WRITTEN, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Every temptation the enemy of our souls threw out there, Jesus could of satisfied His flesh with. God would of provided, The angel’s of God would of protected, He could of sold out and claimed His inheritance right then. All Kingdoms would He rule! He only needed to satisfy the devils pride and bow to worship him. Why would Jesus carry out His mission to pay the ultimate price on that Cross? When He could of had it all without suffering? Out of love for the world. Jesus knew all things belong to Him. His inheritance was sure. Satan has but temporary limited dominion for a time, until all things be fulfilled.

We are given the same opportunity to either be SOLD OUT to the things of this world, which is temporary, or PURCHASED back to Enter In the world to come, which is everlasting. Jesus remained sinless and therefore remained the perfect sacrifice, able to take on on the sins of the world. Does this mean that we can continue to do the things contrary to Gods way? If we have truly believed & truly received Christs sacrifice, we no longer will desire to be rebellious, disobedient children of our God and King. We are born anew by the power of the Spirit. Born not of the will of man but of the Spirit.

John 3:5 – Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

(1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ) Is clear who will NOT enter into the Kingdom of God. And we too had once been as these, fallen in different areas of sin in our life. But now are cleansed and are free to sin no more. And when we do fail in our walk( for even anger, resentment, jealousy of the heart are born of sin ) yet, if we repent and turn away from that sin, God is merciful and faithful through Christ. Forgiving us of all trespasses against Him.

For we have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one that has been in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin – Hebrews 4:15

Again, Basic to all victory over Satan is absolutely truth of the Bible. Let U.S. not neglect our intimate time with our God and His Word, that we find favor and power in a time of need.

James 4:7 – Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Because the devil is ready and willing to give us everything we think we want…that will destroy U.S But God is able and willing to give U.S. far more than we can even imagine! For our good.

Joshua 24:15 – And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve.

We are entitled to our own decision. As well as face the consequences that follow our choices.

Be VICTORIOUS IN Christ!

The Good Shepherd

The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23

His sheep hear His voice. They will listen to no other voice. Sheep sounds so passive. Like the wolf could sneak right up on them and they become prey. This is not at all the case when the Good Shepherd is near. So near, that He lives within! That once wandering sheep, is no longer lost. And the fierce lion guards and protects them from within. They may appear weak, but the Lion of Judah is mighty to save! Interfere with The Shepherds own sheep and there will be hell to pay!

Jesus Christ knows who were given to Him by the Father. He has purchased and redeemed all who would enter in through the narrow gate.These sheep are a terror to the devil. But a delight to God. No holiness or strength of their own, understanding their need for a Savior, sheepish, but a Holy righteous lion is living within.

When someone says we shouldn’t speak truth because it’s not politically correct. Or that God is love and we are but simple sheep… remember this Lion who rages within, having a fire to kindle, on a world of sin. He is patiently awaiting for many to receive the Gospel and return to Him. Saving many from being condemned. For death and the grave is the wages of sin. That my friend, Is Gods Love going forth to the earth’s end.

Using our Free Will, willingly. I once was a rebellious goat but thankfully God is able to transform all of His creatures into A New Thing. If we truly love one another, to Him, others will we bring. With or without us, He will not lose one that belongs to Him. We may lose our reward for not being faithful and heeding His call, but God remains faithful despite our fall.

What is our gain if we reject Christs Name? A world that is dying, enjoy your temporary fame. What do we have to lose? If we choose not to refuse? Transferred from nature’s steps of human descent to God’s steps of human ascent.

The Good Shepherd gathers His sheep together. One day the Lamb that paid the worlds sin debt, will return as a Lion. Whom many have already met. If one does not know The Lord of Lords and King of Kings now, while His mercy extends, and His Grace can be found, may they then receive Him now. For when He comes within the clouds…Darkness will fall and Grace no longer abound.

What a friend we have in Jesus!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends – John 15:13 A faithful friend indeed! But when Christ Returns will He find faith on earth?

THY PEOPLE SHALL BE WILLING IN THE DAY OF THY POWER. IN THE BEAUTIES OF HOLINESS, FROM THE WOMB OF THE MORNING THOU HAST THE DEW OF THY YOUTH – PSALM 110:3

Out of Zion comes a rod of strength. The Gospel sent forth with power to renew, regenerate, and restore! Numerous souls are enlisted in this army of mighty soldiers! Willingly and joyfully.

Salvation comes even as the sparkling dew of the morning. He clothes His people in His radiant holiness, in exchange for their filthy sackcloth. Again, what a friend we have in Jesus!

How excellent are His statutes. Reviving the burdened soul while offering freshness and youthful vigor to His soldiers that they may prosper in all He sends them to do. May we respond to His call in the luster of His grace. Refreshingly pure as miraculous dew drops formed in the earths womb. To awaken and arise in the morning to a spiritual resurrection. A quickened regenerated soul is born!

The True Church flourishes with enthusiasm. Their strength shall never fail. His army is renewed day by day. More and more soldiers are added each day, growing stronger as they not forsake to pray. Our High Priest and King assigns each garments of honor to reflect His glory. Putting on Christ and examine His – Story! Realizing by His power and strength we can overcome all that is done.

THY KINGDOM COME!

My GOD

My second adventure in scripture is bringing me to PSALM 104. Taking in the the wonder of this multi-dimensional view. While meditating on these literal and spiritual meanings. I have included a few words and what they symbolize in differing places of scripture before I share my experiences along the way. Reading Gods road map makes the journey of life far more exciting and predictable than we can ever imagine!

Rainbow – Gods Covenant with man/ His Promise ( Not something to be used by those who glory in their prideful shame )

Smoke & Thunder – Gods Majesty

Throne- Gods glory

Dry bones – Spiritually dead

Wind & Fire – Holy Spirit

Rock – Stability

Locusts – Gods judgement

Beasts – earthly kingdoms

Thirst – Spiritual need

Oil – Empowered by the Spirit of God

Shaken – Rejection

Hills & Mountains – Height of awareness ( the higher the climb the harder the fall – to whom much is given much is expected )

Gods eye – Awareness of all thing / All knowing

Below is but my poetic expression reflecting a much more majestic song written so long ago! Timeless Truths for the ripe in age to the youth!

My GOD

He is clothed in beauty
Radiant garments of light
From His Throne upon high
He opens the heavens
As a curtain
Closing out the night
From far below to heights above
His chamber doth still stand
His Chariots are ready and able
Carrying out His Commands

His footsteps can be heard
Strolling upon the wings
Of the wind
Gods armies are flames of fire
Ministering Spirits He does send
Plagues as a thief
Robbing ones wealth acquired
But they can not kill
A Holy desire
For God restores the years
The locusts doth steal
Remember this well
That we do not fall into fear

Though the mountains be covered
With floods from on high
Thy Voice is as thunder
Waters quickly subside
Down into the valleys
With His Promise assured
A rainbow in the heavens
God has left us His Word
No more will waters pass over
The boundaries are secured

Springs a flowing among the hills
Every creature that thirsts
Will have their fill
Until the earth is quite satisfied
For God has paid  the ultimate bill
Precious fruit of Gods Ways
Every herb of service
Giving Praise
Healing for the nations
All of their days

Wine that maketh man cheer
Comes with the Spirit
Drawing them near
Faces shine with oil divine
The bread of LIFE
Is not hard to find
Strengthening the heart
Of all mankind
Trees The Lord Himself planted
Full of sap
A place of refuge
Even the hills clap

All the birds sing along
As the sun rises high
The moon knows it’s season
Where darkness can not hide
Beasts of the earth
Creep out to prey
Returning to their beds
At the break of day

Man scurrying along
Receiving his daily pay
Laboring not in vain
When he begins to pray
But the sluggard suffers
from lack
Not seeking Gods Wisdom first
Only knowledge from below
Eternally cursed
Can these dry bones
Be reimbursed?

The earth is full of Thy riches
How great and wide is the sea
There goeth the ship’s
Out to meet Thee
Leviathan is there too
For God Created even he
Both small and great together
Gathering to worship
The Almighty

For God giveth all their meat
Each in due season
Opening thy hands
To freely receive
This Bread of LIFE is the reason
We believe

The breath of all
Shall be taken away
Returning to dust
A debt left to pay
Yet, God is good
His mercy remains
Sending forth His Spirit
Removing our shame
Renewing every man and woman
Found In Jesus Name
A New family lineage
For something has changed
Not the same but rearranged
Restored IN Christ
Who took our blame
His own Sacrifice on the Cross
Giving US a New frame

The whole face of the EARTH below
Shall then know
The Glory of The Lord
Is not just for show
His eye looks upon the earth
That trembles at His touch
The hills crumbling as smoke arises
Shaking from earths evil devices
The wicked shall be consumed
The sinner will be no more
Praise God forever and ever
Rejoicing IN The Lord

The Word of The Lord shall remain
All those who confess Him
As Savior
Will be under His ruling Reign
The wonderful Providence
Of God
Oh my soul
Bless Thou Holy Name

The ships come out to greet Him
Upon every shore
As long as the heavens
And earth abide
IN The Word of The Lord

Bless thou
The Name of The Lord
Oh my soul
From Him to whom
All Blessing flow…

I prayed to The Lord and He answered me, freeing me from all my fears. Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy. No shadow of shame will darken their faces – Psalm 34:4-5