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This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalms 118:24 (KJV)

Dry Tears

Feb
07

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening. Whatever time it is wherever you are and whoever you are, I would just like to say to you on this special day… Welcome, welcome to today! Welcome to tomorrow and welcome to the rest of your lives. Last week I mentioned three main blog post topics that I would be releasing soon and this is the first of those three. I hope that it blesses you in some way today.

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Cold and bitter was the darkness, where you find yourself all alone and weak trying ever so carefully to quietly weep. It seems as though you have shed your last tear. OH – but what have we here my dear. It seems you’ve shed another tear and another one is drawing near as it sears another one falls, just when you thought you’ve shed them all. You soon find out the teardrops will never end, the pain may never mend, the good might never win. And the world around you begins to spin and spin about, as your head starts to pound and pound…

Until… Until you cannot shed another tear, until you’ve faced your greatest fears. Until you’ve lost track of all the years. And all you have left, is the empty and cold dry seared tears. Life can be an unfortunate event, it can have many unexpected twists and turns from time to time. Unwanted events such as – Trials and Tragedies, Turmoils and Miseries. It’s all a mystery! That is the cycle of life, for a short moment there is pain and then… There is death. But oh! Why? Why must we, such simple-made beings be forced to reckon with such a devastating and treacherous life? What did we do to deserve such despair and emptiness? Are we not worth more than this? Do we not deserve better than pain and death? Have we not paid our dues? Done our good deeds? What is it worth to me to pay my tithes and go to church every Sunday if it’s just going to leave me with the same outcome of pain and death? To what extent will you see my pain?

To What Extent?:

Why should we? Why should we do any good at all if it’s only going to be returned for pain and death? Is that not what life is all about? Karma? Is Karma real? Karma isn’t real. It’s a sham, it’s a fraud. It’s something we tell ourselves to make each other feel better about life, something to help us cope with the pain and death that is to come. Because whether we like it or not that’s what we’ve all got coming to us, pain and death. In some way shape or form. Even Jesus Christ had to face it. So why should we, such lesser beings escape the wrath and fury of life any more than he did? Why? We are not worthy of saving. We do not deserve salvation. We deserve pain and death. We act on one another with immense violence and hatred every single day.

We murder our own by the millions on a daily basis. On the streets of our greatest cities, in gas stations, grocery stores, abortion clinics and across the nation we commit the most unimaginable, unthinkable crimes that could ever be committed. We sit here in our own despair weeping and crying our last dry tear while we try and think up some excuse as to why none of us are deserving of pain and death. And all we can come up with is more dry tears. Because in our hearts, we know. We know above any other living thing in this world, WE are the most deserving of pain and death. If anyone deserves to be wiped off the face of the earth, it is us. We devour each other, spit each other out, devour each other again and then spit that out and feed it to the dogs and then what they don’t want they give to the scavengers of the air. We are pitiful. There is so much hatred, so much pain. So much devastation. So much greed, so much idolatry, so much self absorption to the point that we devalue the lives of others around us. So much to the point where we would look over a passed out man in the middle of a doorway and walk over him rather then helping him back to good health. No, we do not deserve to be spared. Our children hunger, our veterans go without medical care.

The elderly are abused, women are raped and Churches are used as party houses. Mothers abandoning their families, Daddies walking away. What makes this okay? Nothing does. Nothing.

In Conclusion:

We are all worthy of hell-fire and damnation. Eternal damnation. The point is, no matter what we do, no matter how much good we try and do to make up for all the bad. In reality, we could never make amends for all the evil we’ve brought about in this world. It is if we are lost in the darkness forever, unreachable, unable to be saved. But somehow, among it all. Jesus looks down with grace upon us, giving us a final chance. A chance for redemption. A chance for purification and reconciliation with him and with one another. An opportunity to find healing and peace. Because there is more to life than pain and death. There is Joy and Love. There is laughter, there is caring for one another and sharing with one another. There is helping on another and loving one another. Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, tending to the sick and helping those in need. While we are capable of great devastation, we are also just as capable if not even more capable of great compassion. Choose love, choose joy, choose life. Choose the right thing, because it’s all we’ve got left. And one day, the dry tears will be done away with. No more tears, no more pain, no more death. Only Joy, Peace, and Happiness.

However, do not be fooled. Until that day, life as a Christian does not mean pure bliss.

Feelings of pain and heartache are natural, crying out in the darkness of the night until your eyes are full of dry tears is absolutely normal. Just because you come to Christ does not mean you are free from hardships and tragedy. In fact, when you come to Christ is when your hardships and tragedy will truly begin. Because scripture states that we shall be hated among all men for HIS names sake. When we proclaim the name of Jesus we will be mocked, we will be ridiculed, we will be hated. People will not take us seriously, they will laugh at us. But know this. He is with you, he will not forsake you. And when you think you are alone crying those dry tears, you are not. He is right there, holding you in his arms and he will see you through.

He’s the great God Jehovah and he’s looking over from over your shoulder, he can see the end and you will win. He is our provider a strong mighty tower. Much more then our maker. He IS our DEFENSE.

SHALOM –

Conflicted – The Holidays

Nov
22

Blessings and SHALOM in Jesus alone, today I would like to write about some things that have been on my mind for the past few months now, I just needed to find a way to express myself fully. So without further ado…


The Holidays have been and are always a bit of a conflicting and complicated time for me personally, due to my family’s situation with things in the past with my mom and what not: I am constantly torn up inside about it. It eats away at me more than I let on and some days are harder than others. I fight away the anger each day, fighting to stay sane because sometimes the situation gets me incredibly upset. I’m sure there are some who might be able to relate. But with Gods help I am able to move past it and I choose every day to be BETTER and NOT bitter. And some days it is just really hard. But I move past that, I keep pushing forward.

Because greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world. I have had many friends tell me after really getting to know me, that they can’t believe I am as nice and caring of a person as I am considering all I’ve been through in my short life, they tell me they’ve known people that have gone off the deep end. People that go out and do drugs and get drunk and steal and get arrested and just hate the world. So it’s always amazing to them that I’m the way I am, but I tell them. I battle with the anger sometimes, I’m sure we all do. But I choose to be good, I choose to do good, but most importantly…

Choose To SEE Good:

I choose to SEE good, in this world. Even though it feels like it’s not there. Because life can be so dark and so cold and so painful and full of such despair and hate and anger and bitterness and death and sadness and heartache and tears and destitution and desolation. But I choose to look beyond what I see and I choose to see the good first. I choose it so much so that it happens for me automatically, I am almost to the point where I don’t even have to try anymore. I just look at something and see the good in it. Even if it’s just a speck. But it wasn’t always that easy. And there isn’t always good. I have been hurt and abandoned and ridiculed and mocked and hated by “friends” “family” for what I believe, for what I have stood for. Because I believe in a just and holy God. I’ve been harshly ridiculed, things I don’t even talk about.

All because I said I believed in God’s truth. Things that would make some people want to just lock themselves away and never talk to anyone ever again. But I overcome those things, I refuse to live that way. I refuse to live in pain, I refuse to live in darkness and despair. I refuse to live in fear, I refuse to live hidden from the world because I am called to be a light and what good is a light hidden under a bush? What good is a light that has been blown out by the evilness of this world from the devil himself? What good can that light do?

I could very easily never talk to anyone ever again, I could very easily choose to see only pain and hate and dark, cold, bitter despair in this world. I could choose to believe that there are only fake backstabbing lying scumbags in this world. I could choose to believe that. But what kind of a Christian would that make me? The whole purpose of my faith is to be like Christ? Where would we be if Christ chose to believe like that? If he chose to believe that none of us were capable of change and we should all just die?

We would all be dead, in hell. Many of us might not ever have even existed. But no, Jesus chose to look beyond that and in spite of our wickedness, in spite of our sins in spite of our iniquities he chose love. He chose the greatest form of love there can ever be, he chose to die for us so that we might be saved from hell. Imagine if he’d stayed hidden from the world, imagine if he chose to let darkness win. Imagine. I don’t want to imagine. Do you? No, it’s too easy to live that way. I refuse to, I have told myself this every since I was very young and I will forever stick to this belief.  People will fail you, they will. They will hurt you, they will. That’s life. They will ridicule you, they will mock you and they will try and destroy you.

There will always be that type of evil in this world. But in locking ourselves away, we let that evil win. It doesn’t matter what other people do, what truly matters is what WE do as true servants of Christ.

There may be heartache and pain and anger and sickness and sadness and death and tears and hunger and poverty and war and hatred and bitterness and despair. That is this life in which we live. But I believe that good will always conquer evil. Because In life there is also, love, joy and laughter and peace and friends and family and kindness and caring and sharing and giving and helping others. There are so many great people, beautiful wonderful people in this world that have beautiful wonderful souls and they are loved by God they are special to God so special that he gave his son to die for them on the cross. For all of us.

So how can we not have love for people? How can we not have compassion and how can we not care? Hundreds of thousands of people die every day and only God knows where their soul stands, how can that not bother us? How could that not make us want to be as bright a light as we can. How on earth can that not make us want to go out into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature? Because that’s exactly what Jesus commanded of us, many times throughout the scripture he tells us to be a light that we are a light and that we are to be his workmanship. Witnessing and most importantly, being a witness for him.

And that is what I will always do, I’m a people person. I have always had such a deep compassion for people, and a love for life. It’s a Christ like compassion I suppose. Because life is beautiful. How could it not be?

 

This is the day which the lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalms 118:24 KJV

 

We rejoice because God made it and God is in it and therefore it is good. I refuse to believe there is ever bad days. Only bad things that can happen in those days.

Because a day that God allows us to wake up and have breath is a great day indeed.

For life is beautiful.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

SHALOM –

The Brokenness…

Mar
26

If you were to ask me to write a post about being broken, broken things and ‘brokenness’ I would have to accept your proposal and I would also have to write the post in a story type fashion. You see, sometimes, the only way for me to get my point across crisp and clear is with a story.

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So let me begin with a story of ‘Brokenness’ on this day.

The silence in the room was deafening as it echoed throughout the night. The boy lie awake, tormented by his emotions, restless and weary of fighting them hours on end. Trying his best not to give in. He stares up at the blank ceiling. There in that white void in the late hour of the night he finds solitude, comfort and assurance. But not peace. He stares for hours at this ceiling, dwelling on things of the past, dreaming, praying, hoping, wishing. Crying. Crying out, crying for and crying about, the things of the past. Can he find comfort in his tears? Is there rest for the weary? Is there solitude and peace for those who weep and mourn in the late hour of the lonely night? Or is there just pain and despair? Hurt and grief? To what end? How can this be? The boy cries harder with his face buried in his pillow like a weak and feeble infant with no shame. Why would God permit such heartache to pierce the soul of such a young child, a servant of Christ? A doer of good. How could it be? Does the good Lord not hear the cries that is bellowed throughout the night by this young boy? Does he have no care at all for what happens to this child? Does it not concern God one bit? Why, oh why must the good suffer so, while the evil receive so much goodness with so little turmoil or hardships? This is the question the heartbroken boy cries out into the dark and silent lonely night.

Are there answers for this young soul? Is there hope? Or is there only pain and heartache? Alone and tired and broken and scared and so afraid of losing all he has left, for he’s already lost so much. Friends, loved ones, beloved pets. How can such a tormented person go on in this life? Expected to always be smiling, always be shining, always a comfort to those in need in the late hour of their lonely grief. To what end is this tragic pain? To what end? Can others simply not understand? Or can they understand and just not care? Is it selfishness for this child to seek solitude and comfort and confine in others? Is it selfish to want one lonely night to himself to grieve, to weep, to mourn and cry out for his Father’s help?

So many have asked of this boy, “can you talk?” and no matter the late hour, he responds. “Yes.” No matter the events that are happening in his own life, he sets them aside and finds temporary comfort in paying attention to the heartache and brokenness of those around him. But, again I must ask. To what end? How can one go on? How can one be expected to smile through the tears? How can one be expected to forget, expected to move on so quickly from such turmoil, such torment. How can that be, how can it be? Now, let us discuss this child’s Family.

There is a Family:

A Mother, a Father, a Daughter a Son. And the Daughter’s two children as well. And in these days, what are families most prone to? What is most likely to happen to families? From a biblical perspective, heartache, pain, turmoil and yes… Brokenness, the enemy works it all out  so well. That it seems as if Mother is against Daughter and Daughter is against Mother. Father against Son, and Son is against Father, and on and on and on when will the brokenness be gone? There is so much division, separation and hurt. The boy often finds himself crying himself to sleep at night. Crying out, asking, why wondering If,  if his family is so divided, if there is so much strife and so much anger and heartache. How can his family ever make it to heaven together? How?

With the thoughts of Daughter against Mother and the thoughts of Mother against daughter, constant arguing and never ending fighting and inevitable division, how can there ever be a path to heaven for his family or anyone? How? Why must it be him? Why must this hurt and tragedy happen to him and to his family? Sickness, confusion, strife and pain. Why must this happen? Does God not hear the cries of the young boy in the middle of the  lonely night? Does he simply not care? Why must the world be so broken? When the boy is finally able to sleep, he wakes with one thought and one question on his mind.

I wake up this morning to families torn apart and I wish I could fix it, give them a brand new start. But I can’t. I know you’re hurting and I know you’re in pain. I know how you feel. But don’t give up yet, just believe. You are stronger than you think. You’ve been through the trials and you’ve been through the pain. You have been hurt so severe. But don’t give up, you’ve made it through and yes, you are stronger than you think. And if you’ve made it through this, just think what you can do. You could change the whole world and help others too. Because you are stronger than you think.

In Conclusion:

So there you have it, my short story for “Brokenness” broken things. There will always be brokenness in one’s life and there will always be heartache and turmoil. There will always be hurting children and there will always be families torn apart. Not because of anything that God has done, but because of what man has done. The world is corrupt and the enemy is on the warpath. And more and more each day we are giving in to his ways and that just makes the world that much darker. While the boy in my story may face some hardships from time to time and while he may grieve greatly in the late hour of the lonely night. He never once let himself become consumed by darkness, and that is where we must tread ever so carefully. It is alright to grieve, it’s perfectly normally to cry and to feel sad from time to time, it is even normal to be completely overwhelmed by heartache, we are only human. But we can’t let that determine us as a person. We must keep strong and we must move on.

God is our fortress, he is our refuge and he is our mighty tower. While it may not seem like he cares for all those little children that weep and mourn in the lonely night. He does and he does listen to them, he is listening to them and he will answer them. Which is why I do my part in praying every night for every child all over the world. The abandoned child, the broken child. The child that is neglected and abused, they could use all the prayers they could get and if we can do more, then we should do that too. Until next time my friends, remember that we cannot choose the events that happen to us but we CAN choose how we respond to them. Just remember God is the great Physician and he can mend all broken things. It won’t be easy, it will take time. But nothing is impossible with God, some things may not be mended until that day in heaven when he wipes the tears from our eyes but he can and he will.

SHALOM –

Peace – Hope – Life

Mar
19

Ladies and Gentlemen. Men, Women, Boys and Girls. While this blog post can be read entirely on it’s own, it is part of another which is entirely separate from this one. For those of you who haven’t read that, CLICK HERE. Today I will be continuing that post by discussing the last three topics I mentioned in last weeks post.

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I would like to get straight to the point as I wish to take up as little space as possible due to my nonsense rambling. Let us begin then shall we? First, let me begin with…

PEACE –

What is peace? Can anyone apart from God ever know true peace? Many non-believers and some modern day preachers would pose the argument that one can achieve peace without God. But what kind of peace exactly? Better locks on the doors of your home? Or a more secure security system? A vault of weapons and ammunition? How about a bunker deep beneath your feet for you to go to when ‘It all hits the fan’? Perhaps it is a $10,000 mattress? Or a $1,000 pillow? Is that how you achieve peace? Possibly, that is somewhat of a pathway to peace. But is it true peace? Is it real peace? Many people think that peace is ignoring the storms in life, they believe that if one has peace, then they are totally obliterate to the chaos around them. For that last statement, in some ways this is true. Meaning that, the chaos around one with true peace does not affect them nearly as much as it would someone without true peace.

Why?

Jesus Christ. Often times, many modern day preachers and Christians will make the case that once you come to Christ, all of your problems and worries will go away. This could not be further from the truth. In fact, once you agree to commit your life to Christ, your life is just going to begin getting chaotic and interesting! So how is this achieving true peace, you might ask? I have said this a many times and I will say it again. Being a Christian does not mean you live without storms. It means, because of Christ, you can come out of the storm VICTORIOUS! One who has true peace, does not ignore or is not obliterate to the chaos around them, they face it every single day. But because of their peace, they can conquer it and emerge from it, victorious.

The bible tells us that those who are without God do not and cannot ever have true peace. It also tells us that, peace found within God is a peace like no other. We may be able to find temporary comfort in this world, but that is all it will be. Temporary. The peace that can be found in Christ, is something to last for eternity.

HOPE –

I cannot write about this subject enough. Hope, it’s an amazing thing. And the most amazing part about hope, is not when you have a lot of it. It’s when you have very little of it. Because that, my friends… THAT is when HOPE will shine the most. How? Let me go on and explain what I mean by this. I have seen time and time and time and again where I am on my last thread of hope, just about to give up and sometimes I even have given up. But then, hope surprises me. And I am blessed and shocked in ways I could have never even predicted in a million years. You have to understand, unlike so many people I know, I have always been quite an optimistic person. I don’t know why. But I am. At this time in particular, I am very optimistic that Ted Cruz can win the Republican Nomination, but am I saying that I put my hope in HIM? No, of course not. One cannot simply put their faith in MAN and expect to get anywhere. Now, hold up. I hear you, I hear you. You’re thinking to yourself right now, shouting in your mind.

“JESUS CHRIST WAS A MAN!”

True… That’s True, Jesus Christ was IN FACT a man. But here’s the thing. A man alone, he was not. There are some Christians to this day that believe Christ is nothing more then JUST a man. Then there are those who believe that he is a ‘god’ separate from ‘God’ and both of these groups of people could not be more wrong. The scripture is clear, God was manifested in the flesh. He came to earth as a child. He ate with us, walked with us, talked with us. He felt actual pain, he felt our pain. He was in every sense of the word, a MAN. However, here’s the thing. At the same time, he WAS in every sense of the word, GOD. He healed the sick, raised the dead, cast out demons and rose from the dead. He’s God in the Father, He’s GOD in the Son, and he is GOD in the Holy Ghost. He was, he IS God.

One does not simply deny that Jesus is God. However, so many do on a daily basis. But this is besides the actual point. My hope is not in Ted Cruz. His hope is not in Ted Cruz. His hope and my hope is in Jesus Christ. So when I believe with all my heart that Cruz can and will win. It’s because I myself (and I know Ted does) put my hope In Jesus. My grandparent’s sing a song. I have shared this song over and over again. It is an oldie, but a goodie. They sing this song which was written by their pastors long ago. It is called – “Jesus My Hope Is In You” Anytime my grandma goes to sing it, often throughout the song she makes the point that hope in Christ is all we’ve got. And when you think about, it is. Scripture tells us –

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28 KJV

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In Conclusion:

At this point, you are probably asking yourselves, what about ‘LIFE’? Well, that is just the thing. The key to a whole and fulfilling life is in finding true Love, Joy, Peace and Hope IN Christ! Life without Christ, is not life at all. The scripture says, to live is Christ and, to die is gain. Why? What does this mean? Without Christ, we would have no life. He died on the cross for our sins, without that sacrifice he made. None of us would be here today. He died for us, can we not at least bring ourselves to live for him? In knowing the truth of the Gospel, we know that after death, there is glory. Heaven. We should not fear death, because our reward in heaven is great. So I would like to take this moment to pose this simple question. You do not have to answer right away, but at least ponder it would you? OK, here it goes, you ready?

What Hinders You From Committing Your Life To Christ Today?

I know, I have asked this question before. But it’s a very important question that we must all come to face one day, I’ve heard so many different answers, and I find each and every single one of them interesting. But the fact is, while you sit and think you have tomorrow to choose whom ye will serve, what happens tomorrow is uncertain. Over 150,000 people die each and every single day, how many of those were saved? The answer is unknown. But the time to get right with God could not be any better, and the time to start warning all that you know and claim to love, could not be any sooner. The time is now, Christianity is not a game. It’s not, go to Church every Sunday and where your finest attire while you sit and listen to a guy preach for an hour or so. Those things are good, but Christianity is taking that message with you, out to the streets and letting others know. JESUS IS ALIVE and he SAVES.

Until next time, my dear friends.

SHALOM –

200 Blog Posts Later…

Mar
12

If you haven’t guessed it by the title yet, or the big picture below with bold letters stating it, then you need glasses or something. Because today is my 200th blog post! Greetings, fellas, fellows, ladies, girls, gals, gentlemen, hobbitses and dwarves. I don’t know half of you as well as I should like and I like less then half of you half as well as you deserve. (Sorry, I could not resist the urge)

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Today’ I would like to begin to talk with you about love, joy, peace, hope and life. And how one might go about obtaining these things. Win the lottery perhaps? Find a nice place to settle down with your soulmate perhaps? Install a new and improved high tech security system? Buy into the stock market to put in for your future? While all these things are perfectly acceptable actions, none of them will ever help you obtain ‘true’ love, joy, peace, hope and life. In fact, some of these things may even cause you stress, pain, heartache and cause you to grow jealous and envious and greedy of what others might have.

But for now, let us start with my basis of this entire post. This is a big number, it means that I have published 200 blog posts to this site, most of them mine and some of them guest posts, either way I have come quite a long ways since I first started blogging. It is not always easy to write and there are many occasions I feel as if I’m just writing to the wind, (most likely because most the time I am) I do not get many views, however I am fine with that.

My goal has never been about popularity, It’s always been to share a moral message with others and if I can reach one person, out of everyone in the entire world, then to me it is worth it all, because I’m not doing this for anyone else, I’m doing what I love and I’ll continue to do this, as long as I am given the opportunity to do so. Finally, let us start with the first and most important attribute of all.

LOVE:

What is ‘true’ love? What is love? It’s something that many of us wonder about and something that is still unanswered in many ways. It’s unlike anything we can explain. I don’t believe that it is something  anyone can properly explain. Words can be written, beautiful words can be written, words that make the heart warm and happy. Words that can be said to one another in the little dark moments  of ones greatest tragedies, words of passion. But then there are actions, big, little, in between. Buying a loved one that special something they’ve wanted all their life. Making a scrapbook of all the good times, or just taking that call in the late hour when a friend is in need. Love is a wonderful thing, but just how much of a wonderful thing?

I believe that the greatest example,  an amazing demonstration and the most beautiful act of love that was ever made, was made by the most high. Jesus Christ, he loved the world so much that he died in agonizing pain on a cross for our sins, I’ve said it before and I will say it again. My dear friends, THAT is LOVE. Only in Christ can one find TRUE love, within themselves.

Moving on to attribute number two.

JOY:

The scripture often speaks of ‘Joy’ unspeakable. Can you imagine, being so joyful that you could not even utter a single word of it? It is most definitely achievable, not in any way is it impossible, and as matter of fact. You can achieve it  today. Whether you are a believer or a non-believer, you found this blog post somehow. You are most likely searching for something, whether that is love, ‘joy’, peace – hope or a better life. You were led here. Do not worry, I bring good news. The good news of the gospel actually.

Of course one can find joy in many things, but to find ‘true’ joy, you have to first learn to enjoy the smaller things in life. Like the way the wind blows through the leaves on the trees in the middle of a hot summers day. Nothing is more refreshing at that time is it? (Other then a tall glass of ice cold homemade fresh squeezed lemonade) Wouldn’t you like your life to be like that? Well, you may ridicule me all you want. But I only speak the truth.

Jesus can give you that, he can come into your life like a cool breeze or a refreshing glass of real old fashioned lemonade and he can refresh you. He can fill your heart with Joy unspeakable. But how is he to do this you might ask? The answer is very simple and you are only a few words away from true love and true joy in your life. I will not ask you to repeat after me, but if you are serious about having Jesus Christ come into your life and having him refresh you and give you true love and joy in your heart. Then the very first step, is believing that he can, accepting that he can and asking him to do so, ask him to come into your life.

In Conclusion:

While there are many ways to find love, often it may not be true, and love that is fake is not love at all it is just an empty black hole that you are trying to fill an even much bigger empty black hole with and you will feel even more empty. You can find true love in a soulmate, you can find true love in friends and family. But it will not be as true a love as you will find in Christ, because there will be times when your soulmate cannot understand how you feel, your friends or your family even, but Christ will be able to.

Joy cannot be found in riches, materialistic possessions, not TRUE joy anyways, true joy can only be found in Christ. Because the fact is, you can have all the riches and all the worldly possessions there is. And still be the saddest person alive, too many celebrities have taught us this valuable lesson.

I will be back next week with my two hundredth and first blog post, to continue discussing the rest of the attributes I listed above, until then however, always remember. “There’s still good in this world Mister Frodo.”

SHALOM –

Just ‘Steep’ A Little While…

Mar
05

No, I said that right the first time,It’s meant to be ‘Steep’ not ‘Sit.’ Yes, STEEP. S T E E P. You know, like steeping a good cuppa? A nice hot British brew? C’mon, really? You seriously got nothing at all? Ahh…

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Of course! Gone are the days of classic British Tea-Making techniques aren’t they? This is Murica’ we drink ‘Coffee’.Believe me, I’m not a diddly squat against coffee, I love it. Tea can often be so much better for us, on so many different levels. There are many different types of teas out there, with many different proven, and ‘effective’ benefits for all kinds of symptoms. However, today I would just like to talk about one plain type of tea in general.

BLACK TEA –

  • The specific brand in general that I prefer the most is known as England’s #1 Tea, which is called pg_tips_logo_beau(PG TIPS) as featured in the picture to your left, and above. If you’d like to get some of your own, I have found the greatest deal for you, just click on the image to your left. It’s the best price around, trust me. It is good quality Tea, and worth it.

 

For people with high blood pressure, a large consumption of caffeine is simply not healthy at all. As we know, Coffee has the strongest, and highest amounts of caffeine levels in it among all other caffeinated beverages, including soda. In addition, there are many great tasting teas without any caffeine at all. Well, for those of us who need a little bit of a pick me up in the mornings, a bit of a caffeine can do the trick. Which is why I have chosen Black tea to be my sole choice of drink in the morning. While it is a tea with the most caffeine among it’s kind, It has a significant lower amount of caffeine then a cup of coffee. The darkest, and strongest brew of coffee has almost double the amount of a good cuppa.

Drinking lots of coffee will leave you crashing hard later, while tea will give you a nice boost without the groggy caffeine crash afterwards. Well, enough with all this, I’m sure most of you reading this right now are getting quite bored with my talks of tea aren’t you? I’m not entirely finished yet, but I will take a moment to explain.

Today, I would like to teach y’all how to make a classic, and proper cuppa British Tea. Which not even all, most, or possibly any British people even drink, and know how to make, or even care about it anymore, but I do. In the process of this, I would also like to help you learn how a good cuppa, and a good relationship with Christ, can go hand in hand. Please, for a moment do just bear with me. Furthermore, you see my friends, the term ‘Steep’ means to ‘soak’  a kind of something (most likely tea leaves) in hot water. The longer it steeps, the stronger it will soon become.

Let’s start with step one of making a proper cuppa British Tea. (Taught to me from a Youtube Video I found by a British Tea-Making Master himself)

Step 1:

Fill the Kettle with water, (YES an ACTUAL Kettle) not some sort of modern age coffee pot hot water heater/ boiler metal/plastic machine thing. Why use a Kettle instead of something else? Something else like one of those little hot water heaters on the side of your coffee pot? Not because it’s wrong. No, It’s OK to do that, I’ve done it, but the results are not the same as they are when you boil the water yourself until the little tea pot screams like a wild bob-cat in the wilderness. Whichever one seems more appealing to you, it’s your choice. When the tea isn’t as strong or bold, and It appears to be weaker, I believe it’s because those little water heaters do not get the water as hot as your stove top burner can. I’ve never used one of those electric kettle’s, but I know that many real live British people have, and it seems to work fine. Me, I’ll just use what I have.

How can this relate you to Christ in anyway? Through studying God’s word, a good cuppa, and a good bible verse should go hand in hand. Nowadays, you see, too many churches have become too modernized.This is coming from someone who should embrace the modernism!. Everyone wants an easier, and faster way to do things. As a result, with easy, and with fast you end up with weak, and feeble Spiritual influence. It takes time to become good, and strong in God. As it takes time with a good cuppa, as anything good takes time. Back to the tea, if you are making a pot of tea for 6 people, then you want to have 6 ounces of water per person which would be a little over 36 ounces of water.

Set that to boil.

Note: *For those of you who want your tea to be extra ‘British-y’ OR to stay hot longer while it’s setting all by it’s lonesome in the pot. First, just boil a kettle of water, then pour it into the teapot covering it, and let it set a few minutes while you start your measured amount of water to boil, and then pour out that water, and place the lid back on.*

Step 2:

Once the water has boiled, either place your tea leaves into the pot or your tea bags. Then, you want to have one teaspoon of tea leaves per person, and one teaspoon for the pot to make it stronger to your taste. Once your tea leaves/bags are properly placed, that is when you will pour the hot water OVER them evenly. Then, cover it with the lid, and let it steep for at least 5 minutes exactly, not a second more, or a second less. This step is crucial to achieve the perfect, and utmost proper cuppa. The reason being is this, as we learned earlier in this post, the longer the tea steeps/soaks in the hot water, the stronger and bolder it will get.

So, it is the same with us, and Christ! How, you ask? The longer we steep/soak (STUDY) In His Word, the stronger, and bolder for Christ we will become! It is true! The more we root ourselves in His Word, the more likely we are to stand strongly, and boldly for His truth. Yet, at the same time, we cannot allow ourselves to steep/soak/study too long. Yes, It can be too much sometimes, and even the Bible can be a bad thing. Please, don’t get it twisted. Moreover, the reason for timing your tea’s steeping process is so crucial to the tea-making process.

If the tea steeps for a minute longer then it is supposed to, it will likely become too bitter for your tasting. There is a great difference in being strong, bold, and bitter. Strong, it’s good, it is what you look for in a good British cuppa. Bold is also good, but bitter is not. Bitter is not strength, bitter is not bold, and it can go the other way as well. Bold isn’t bitter, and strength is not bitter either. Sometimes many people will study themselves out of God’s truth, completely ignoring His truths, and convincing themselves that they don’t even matter anymore.

Then there are those who study to the point that they think they know it all, and one could not ever know it all. Therein lies your reasons why studying too much can often be a bad thing. As long as you study with a humble heart, you can get as much of His Word as you like without ever going down these dark paths. That’s just the thing though, to read His Word, one must read it with an open, and humbled heart. Otherwise, you can also become downright haughty, and bitter to all the world around. You’ll be consumed with wanting to save the world, and in your mind you may think that your reasoning’s are right, but in your heart you will have forgotten the most important thing of all, LOVE.

Truth – Love – Boldness

It’s a phrase that I’ve been preaching constantly. You can be a Bold and Strong Christian for Christ without ever losing one ounce of LOVE or Truth. The Modern day churches are so consumed with the concept of  ‘love, love, love’ these days. And not without entire biblical ground. But missing parts of the bible nevertheless. Love is a huge and sole part of the bible and it is the foundation of Grace and everything we hold dear and primarily what Christ stands for. But not entirely.

If there is Love without condemnation of sin, then there is no love at all. Christ spoke boldly and he did so in love. In the scripture that many modern day believers like to quote where he said he did not come to condemn the world but to save it, he goes on to say that the world is already condemned if it does not believe in him and to believe in him is to turn away from your sins and commit yourself to him.

Therefore, one can have a strong, bold tasting cuppa, without having that bitter aftertaste. It just takes time, patience and a little bit of humbling of yourselves to take a slower, harder path. Because the easy way, isn’t necessarily the best way. Nor the fast way, or the most accepted way.

Finally, we find ourselves at the final step.

Step 3:

Once your tea has steeped for the proper time, remove your teabags, or if you chose to use loose tea leaves, then use a strainer to pour your cuppa, but not so fast, there is still a few more things to be done. If you like cream in your tea (which for a perfect cuppa is desired, but not required) you will want to take this moment to put a small amount of creamer into your cup.

That’s right! Put the cream (in) your cup BEFORE you pour the tea. The reason for this being is many, but the most believable is this, It is said that back in the day, common-folk who did not have much money couldn’t afford sturdy cups. The fragile cups would break, and crack when the hot liquid would be poured into it, so to keep this from happening they added creamer to the cup beforehand. Whatever the reason, all these seemingly ‘silly’ tea-making steps are what truly helps you to achieve the utmost proper cuppa.

Finally, sit down, and enjoy your nice hot cuppa with some lumps of sugar, or sugar cubes, or even a natural sugar free sweetener. With a friend, or by yourself early in the morning, or late in the evening to warm you up, have a hot cuppa of tea. As a result, the hot cuppa of tea will settle you down, or cheer you up all while digesting one of your favorite biblical passages.

In Conclusion:

Coffee Or Tea? (Just for the sake of today’s blog post, not for the rest of your life. I, myself still enjoy a nice hot cup of dark roasted coffee). As an experiment for this bog post, tell me in the comment section. Which will you go have yourself right now? Coffee, or Tea? It’s just fine, and dandy if you choose coffee over tea, that is your choice. I’d still like to know, and along with it, I would like to know why. My reasoning of writing this post was not to persuade you into drinking black tea over coffee for the rest of your lives, I could never hope to do that in my wildest dreams.

My true purposes for writing this blog was to simply explain the importance of how a strong relationship with Christ is like a good cuppa tea. Christ said He would prefer that we be hot, or we be cold. I enjoy iced cold sweet tea like any other southerner, and I most definitely enjoy a nice hot cuppa black tea. When my tea is lukewarm, it’s very distasteful, and it causes me to spew it out. Just as Christ will spew us out as it is written in the book of Revelation 3:16, So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.
. Make your stand with God, be on fire for Christ, be strong, bold, and robust in His truths. You can do so without having one ounce of bitterness in you. Because, it’s who we are called to be. My family, and I by many of our relatives, including my mom have been called us bitter for the stands we take on God’s truths.  Those who truly know us best, truly know me best, they know better.

With my all the pain my Mother has chosen to cause me throughout my life, and even with all the hatred my family, and I have received from our relatives, I, myself have chosen to be better, not bitter. Furthermore, nothing can or ever will break me. I will only continue to grow stronger in Christ,so when the fire comes, I’ll be ready. As I always am, as we all should let ourselves be, because those who come to harm us wish to see us destroyed, and wish to see us turned into something utterly disgusting, and pitiful, damaged by the flames.

However, we will use the flames to our advantage, we will come out better, stronger, and more praising of God then ever. Why? Because, we will come through, and how can we not praise God for bringing us through? People ask me why I believe like I do. The answer is very simple, I have seen what faith does, and to think what I’ve seen is just a small taste. It is a small fraction of how big, and mighty our God is. That should excite us all.

Until next time my good friends, God bless y’all.

SHALOM –

Welcome To My Blog 2016

Feb
27

Greetings, friends. Brother’s, Sisters, Traveler’s, Wanderer’s. Welcome, welcome to today’s blog post and welcome to my website. May you be richly blessed in some way on this day.

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Hello, for those of you that don’t know this yet – My name is, Nathan Tune. (Jut in-case my website’s name didn’t give it away very easily.) You can read my bio to find out more about me and you can search the rest of my site to learn more about the goals and aspirations that I have. If you do so, please feel free to like me on the Facebook, follow me like a little creepy stalker on Twitter and subscribe to my Youtube channels. It would most definitely be much appreciated and I’ll do my best not to disappoint.

For quite sometime now, I have been inactive on my social media accounts. I’ve gone from posting regularly once a week to not at all. I build myself up just in time to see my views go all the way back down to zero due to lack of activity. I wish I could promise “NO MORE” to any of you that faithfully followed my blog. (Which would be very few and ancient of course) But sadly, I cannot. The fact is. Life can sometimes get in the way of everything, it can bog us down and make it incredibly difficult to continuously keep your creativity going, no matter how hard one might try or how good one might be at creating.

Don’t get me wrong, my light of creativity isn’t completely dead, not even a bit of it has been dimmed. Just halted. The candle is still burning, it’s just not burning as quickly as it once did before. Which is a better thing if you ask me. If you let the candle burn too quickly then it will soon become burnt out, and we don’t want that now do we? To be completely honest, when I started writing this post, I had no idea where I was going to take it. As I am with most the posts I write. But I have stumbled upon a perfect, yet short message subject matter.

Let It Burn – But Slowly 

Slow and steady wins the race. Or so they say. If you think about it, if you light a candle and it’s not made well enough and the wick isn’t good enough quality. Then it will burn out too quickly. And in most instances, candles are used to either put out some light or to put out some kind of fragrance. There are so many fine fragrant made candles out there, that just aren’t good quality. You open them up and they smell divine. But when you go to light them, after a couple of hours, this huge candle is gone and it barely put out any aroma at all.

Now what good is that? In life, we often feel the need to use every last talent we have as quickly and often as we can in hopes of being successful. We go bold and we go strong – and… We go fast. Yes, that is the truth. The finest smelling candles that are cheaply made will start out with a bold strong aroma, but it will quickly dissipate into the air without leaving so much as a whiff of evidence that it was ever even lit. I believe that we, mere humans can sometimes become like that. Like a cheap wick candle that burns out too quickly. We too can become burnt out too quickly from going to bold and too strong and too hard in the beginning of our aspirations.

Which is why, I myself. From now on, tend to take things a bit slower. This will be the second post I have written this year. 2016 is an interesting year for me, I am still working at the movie theater I wrote about a few months back and it is still as meaningful to me as it has ever been. With all the new movies coming out this year it should be quite interesting for sure. I am excited for what is to come and I hope that you are too.

In Conclusion:

Sure, there is much to fear in what the future may bring. But we must hold on to hope, for without hope we have nothing. We must believe. While I do intend to write more regularly then I have been, it will still be on my own time and on my own terms. It sure isn’t like I have made or am generating any money from this site/blog. I write on this and share my belief’s and opinions because I care. Because I enjoy it, because it is my passion. And I have found that while it may not be much. Over the past 3 years of being active on this blog, I have almost written 200 blog posts. The 200th post is not far away and when I do arrive to that post. It will most certainly be as special as I can make it.

If it isn’t obvious to you yet, let me make it a bit more clear. (Let me be clear. Obama impersonation) I don’t have a definite theme for this blog/website. Not a primary one anyways.

My motto has always been this. I want to be able to write about anything and everything I see fit, so long as it relates to God and life. And I can make pretty much anything relate to God and to life. You’ll hear me rant about multiple things. You’ll hear me talk about God and politics in the same sentence. (HOW DARE I?) You’ll hear me mix scripture with a political message of hope and freedom. You can even find my full set of biblical and political beliefs on this site. You’ll find a presidential endorse at the bottom of this page and in multiple blog posts. You’ll find quiche recipes, cake, and television/movie reviews as well. Anything and everything. However, I strive to revolve my blog solely around these major points.

  1. God
  2. Politics
  3. Life

If you have a problem with that, well… Then that’s your problem. For those who enjoy this blog, thank you. God bless y’all (because I’m southern and refuse to say you all just to be grammatically correct) and have a blessed day/morning/evening/night/afternoon – wherever you are and whoever you are/may be.

SHALOM –

The Long Delayed Message – Awaken The LIGHT Within

Feb
18

It is often said, when evil rises, good must rise higher. OK – that isn’t exactly a phrase that is popularly known among the world today. If only that were the case. For many years people have debated, fought wars, argued, bickered. Killed even. For what? Why? What on earth is the cause for such, chaos? Is it a misunderstanding? Is it a misconception? Is it In denial?

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Oh come on, for the love of toaster strudels! (I do love me some strudel, don’t you?) Really, though. Why have men ravaged the earth for centuries, destroying one another as if life is nothing? There really isn’t a simple answer, or even a rational one for that matter. There is only one very sad explanation. A difference in opinions/beliefs. Rather then sorting out each others little differences, men would go to war. And with war would come blood, hurt and pain. And with pain would come suffering and with suffering, death. And with death. Hate and with hate would come bitterness. And with bitterness, would come… Sheer darkness.

Darkness across the lands like a plague, darkness in the minds and hearts of men, a never ending. Never failing, unstoppable, unthinkable, unimaginable, impossible to defeat, sheer utter darkness. Yet, not entirely… Impossible. Not entirely, undefeatable. Where darkness can lie in the hearts of men, so can light lie as well. For where there is darkness, there must be light also and for where there is light, darkness will also be. This is only the truth. You cannot have good without evil and you cannot have evil without good, for to have one without the other would be unnatural in every single way, in this world of ours – for this is the way things were meant to be it seems.

Since the beginning of time itself, light and darkness have been as far apart from each other as the East is from the West. Because the two cannot go together… While darkness can be a powerful source for the wicked, it doesn’t hold… Well, a candle to the light. Because where there is light. Darkness must flee. Which brings me to the whole point of this post, I believe.

Awaken The Light Within:

There are many who doubt, there are many who do not believe in the ways of Yeshua, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There are those who mock his teachings, mocking every word he spoke and those who mock his followers. Some even hate him, and his followers. (And we know where that leads.) They deny it with their lips, but in their hearts they know the truth, for one can never deny the truth of their heart, for the truth of the heart will always come out in the end. Whether one likes it or not.

Or, whether one wants it to or not. In these days we are surrounded with darkness, and with light. There has only ever been two options for us as humanity. Whether you fight is one thing, it’s what you believe in that really counts. For if you fight for light but believe in darkness then your fight is in vain for everyone. But even if you do not fight, yet believe in the light with everything in you, then you hold more power then all the most powerful dark forces together. Christ said, if we had faith as a child, or a mustard seed, we had the ability within us for his wonders to be done through us.

With our country being divided and torn into shreds bits by bits, by both Republican Progressives and Democratic Liberal Socialists, we have a duty. An obligation, to stand up and do what is right. To fight for a cause, a noble cause. We owe it – not only to ourselves, but to the fallen soldiers and to the families of those soldiers that fought and died for our freedoms. And most of all, above all, to the future generations to come. In some way, big or small. We will all go down in history. And while it is often easier to go down with the winning side, I’d prefer that side to also be the right side.

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We cannot sell out our values, just so we can win. For if we win, but win without a cause that is just and noble, then we haven’t won anything at all, in fact, we have lost all and we have forsaken all. All that is good, all that this Nation was founded upon and all that those before us sacrificed everything for. How could we throw all of that away so carelessly?

I myself, cannot. And I pray that you, my friends. Cannot either. I was watching the Nicholas Cage film – ‘National Treasure’ the other day. Something was read from the Declaration Of Independence, I had heard it before, of course. However, for some reason. Now, more then ever. It meant so much more to me then it ever has.

 

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.Declaration Of Independence

 

Some might ask, what does that mean? In the words of Benjamin Gates (Nicholas Cage) from the film ‘National Treasure’ –

 

If there’s something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action.” – Benjamin Gates (National Treasure)

 

Do You Have The Ability?

You may be thinking to yourself, “What can I do? I’m just a small person. I have nothing, I’m nothing. I am no one.” Well, think again. Have you not even heard of ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ or ‘The Hobbit’ film trilogies for goodness sake’s? (Yes, you can tell, in my time away, I have watched many movies. It’s a terrible effect of working at a movie theater, or wait, it’s not such a terrible effect after all.)

Where was I? OH – Yes! ‘LOTR’ (must I explain everything?) and ‘The Hobbit’ are amazing films, extraordinary even. Featuring many mystical creatures and wonderful adventures, but the stories seem to revolve around one extraordinary species in particular. The Half-lings, the ‘Hobbits’. These small beings, with incredibly large courage, (larger then most of us may ever dare to have, I myself included.) If we could have just an ounce of courage – that of a Hobbit. Think what we could do. My point being this. Do not belittle yourselves my dear children. Do not be dismayed. God is still on the throne and he still needs ME and YOU more then ever.

What Light?

I’m most certain that by now, you are all wondering. “What light was he talking about that needed to be awaken?” Either that or you’ve forgotten the light altogether during my on and on nonsense rambling. Nevertheless, my point is finally about to be made. There is a great light within us all, what we choose to do with it is up to us. We can either let it be smoldered out, having it die with time. Or, we can fuel it with passion. We can use it to do the good works of our Father in heaven. We can use it, to take our Nation back, little by little.

If you are someone who believes that our Nation is too far gone. Then you really are lost, you really should just leave now. It will take those of great faith to fight the forces of the dark side and there can be no weakness. We must be strong in spirit and in truth. The Primary elections are upon us. Those of you who have yet to vote. Be wise in your decisions, there are many who lie, many who wish to do us harm. This is true. But there is still some good in this world Brother’s and Sister’s. We just have to find it. Pray and seek God, I have done this. And I have not found any better man that I would have be the President, nor any other man that I could give my vote for Commander In Chief, other than TED CRUZ regardless of what the media says of him and regardless of what his opponents says of him, being a resident of Texas. He has a proven track record to do what he says he will do.

He is a fighter of the faith and a Brother in Christ, while one may think that there are other good candidates, those are low in numbers and  I cannot bring myself to support any of them and there may be only one who would get my vote other then Ted Cruz. However, I cannot allow myself to settle for less and neither should you. We must unite with one another and we must stand with the side of right.

Of course, I didn’t write a 1,400+ word blog post just to endorse a presidential candidate at the end. I write where my heart leads me, and I give my heart to Christ and I pray to be led by his Spirit, I write what I feel led to.

And – In Conclusion:

Whatever the future of our Nation may be and whoever is to be our future President, there is at least one certainty we can rest assured in. The certainty that Jesus Christ will reign just as powerful on that day as he does on this day. So continue in fighting the forces of the dark side, no matter how hopeless it may seem. Because one day, it will all count for something, something far greater then any of us could ever imagine. Something, extraordinary.

May Yahweh bless thee, and keep thee: may Yahweh make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: may Yahweh lift up his countenance upon thee, and may Yahweh give thee peace. – Numbers 6:24-26

SHALOM –

Repent!

Sep
01

The scripture of the Gospel says there is ONE way and if you accept others false gods as true then you’re denying Jesus Christ. And JESUS said if you deny him before men he’s gonna deny you before the father and that means you’ll be going to hell. None of us want that do you? I don’t, I want to see people saved.

10155889_869454043080112_594550145_n That’s just what the bible said, people its time to quit playing church and time to get straight with God and go out to warn others to get straight with God because those who don’t WILL go to hell the bible is clear.

Scripture Verses:

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. – (Matthew 7:21-23 KJV)

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?

Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 K.J.V.

(However notice that after those verses it says (As SUCH WERE some of YOU)

People it’s time to quit playing church, all this LOVE, LOVE, LOVE God is LOVE.

Don’t judge, you CAN’T judge, scripture says NOT to judge all that stuff is a CROCK and a sheer demonic corruption of the FULL council of God. And anybody that preaches that is in danger, and anybody that falls for that kind of false teaching needs to open their eyes because I’m sick of seeing so many people fall down that road. There’s only ONE way, it’s not all prosperity either, it’s not all positive either, if you really read the bible Christ don’t say the things that are gonna happen to us for standing up for his name will be good and great.

(IN THIS WORLD THAT IS)

He says we’ll be hated, persecuted, imprisoned. JUST as those before us! And friends we are NOT better than them. To live is Christ, to die is gain. If you DON’T go out there and preach the full council of God, if you don’t tell people they’re going to hell if they don’t get right with God then you yourself will be in great danger. People this isn’t a game. We may not have the final judgement but we know that the bible says that no unclean person will enter into heaven.

If you don’t warn them people and tell them they need to get right with God then you’re fooling yourself. If you truly love people you’ll tell them what the bible says. The bible doesn’t say that you can run around in sin and be saved from hell. The bible says you die of your sins and become a NEW person in Christ and you sin NO MORE.

The Scripture Says:

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. – (Matthew 5:29, 30 KJV)

If you don’t cut off that sin your whole body will be cast into hell. But the good news of the Gospel isn’t to kill, it’s to bring life. But it cannot bring life if not backed up by speaking of the death that the law will bring by our breaking it. Because we are ALL worthy of hell fire and eternal damnation. Hell is real, quit acting like it isn’t. You judge righteous judgment. You tell people as the scripture says:

As JESUS did:

Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. – (Matthew 4:17 KJV)

REPENT! People need to REPENT or they WILL be cast into hell! Quit acting like they won’t! If you LOVE them you’ll tell them.

QUIT lying! Quit preaching a false doctrine of prosperity, love, happiness, no hell, no sin, don’t judge. Because that’s not in the bible. Not for Christians that serve God with all their might and stand for TRUTH especially in these days.

I Conclude:

Telling you this in LOVE my friends.

You’re on your way to hell if you don’t REPENT and TURN from your wicked ways and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. And that is the cold hard truth, however. With Christ, there is still hope, there is always hope. As long as you are willing to accept him and turn on the evil ways that we have all committed in our lives, because we don’t have to be slave to those sins anymore. Jesus sets us free of all our burdens, he doesn’t imprison us like so many may think.

I hope you enjoyed today’s message post and until next time my friends…

SHALOM –

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Aug
04

Do you ever get those days where your mind just goes completely blank? You have so much to do and it seems that you cannot quite get a hold of all the things you need to get done, your mind has went completely blank. I have days like that when writing for this blog, it isn’t an easy thing maintaining just the right amount of encouragement and truth to everyone each day.

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As matter of fact, it takes quite a bit of work, more than some may know. So the purpose of today’s post is just to talk about whatever may come to my head while writing it, you see, many people may not think that doing this ‘blogging thing’ is any work at all and actually there is some who might think it’s being completely lazy. However, it does take a lot of hard work, concentration, time, effort, creativity and even a little bit of your spirit as well, a good writer will put their heart, mind and soul into their writings and they will go the extra mile to keep their readers interested, I would like to think that I am a good writer. But who knows right? We can’t all be perfect, and that by no means is what I am looking for, all I hope to do is spread a little truth and encouragement with you each day that I breath.

Now, today’s post being that it’s coming right out of thin air will likely be shorter than all my other posts (though I say that pretty much all the time when writing) I have thought of a story to tell you that I believe I haven’t told yet, I’ve shared this with close friends that I know but I’ve not publicly shared it with everyone, it isn’t bad or anything, quite frankly I wouldn’t call it anything less of a miracle.

Bring On The Rain –

It was a hot summers day in South East Missouri (where I practically grew up) I must of been 9 or 10 years old at the time, putting that at about the year 2000 something. We didn’t have much money back then, and would usually get a blow up pool to play in to help us cool off in the summer, but we did not have one at this time, it was so hot outside and I decided to go sit on our swing sit and start to swing back and forth hoping the breeze from that would cool me off. I began to look up to the heavens and I started praying aloud, (paraphrasing here)

“Oh God, please make it rain right above me, please oh God I need the rain Jesus, it is so hot.”

I forgot to mention that on this hot day, there was not a single spec of a cloud in the sky, not one spec I tell you. I continued to pray silently to myself while swinging back and forth on the swing-set and before I knew it I felt a little drop of water on my head, I quickly thought to myself “Well that is odd.” (After I had just prayed for a miracle, so odd that it would happen, so typical of me.) I thought at first that it was only my imagination so I wrote it off. Then I felt another drop, and another, and another! Before I knew it, it was sprinkling down on top of me pretty heavy, and that isn’t the only thing, it was ONLY on top of me. Not a single cloud either, it was a true miracle from God, it was the most amazing thing I have experienced and I have still not forgotten to this day.

In Conclusion:

People can think I am crazy, and that is fine, I have also seen angels too, they were with me one time when I was with my mom up in Northern Missouri when she had taken me away to be with that man, there were angels there looking after us and I thank God for them because I know if it weren’t for the prayers of my grandparents and my great grandma, God, and those angels, I would not be here today to testify to you that on a hot summer day in Missouri, God answered a 10 year old boy’s prayer for rain.

Sometimes a little rain is a very good thing, (now I’m speaking of a more spiritual rain, of tragedy and heartbreak.) Sometimes we need to be drenched in that type of rain to help us make it through another day, to nourish our souls and to give us the strength to keep moving on no matter what. A little rain never hurt anyone, and a little rain that day I really needed it, really helped me, and it is still something that I cling on to when it seems nothing is going my way, because I know. Even if things aren’t going my way, they most certainly are going HIS way, because I have given him control over my life and I pray for his will and his will alone, daily.

Thank you for reading today’s post, I hope it has blessed you in some small way, if you can make sense of it let me know and I’ll get back to you on that, have a great day, night, afternoon, whatever.

SHALOM –

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