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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)

Hate – Fluff & The Bible

May
26

Life is like a chocolate cream filled Donut, if you cut it open in half, it can then be divided into two sides. Each side being what man considers to be right and wrong. However, it appears that there is still the cream to be dealt with. What is the cream? The cream is the truth, and the truth will forever abide.

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The Bible can be used for many things, comfort, peace, joy, relief. Something to help you cope with life or something to help you merely get by when things aren’t going the way you planned. You can use it to beat people down, or use it to raise them up. It can be used to fool people and it can be used to hurt people. Sometimes that hurt can be intentional, other times it isn’t completely intentional or it may not even be intentional at all. The Bible can make people cry tears of pain or laugh, laughs of mockery. Or it can make them cry tears of joy and sorrow for Christ’s death and laugh laughs of bubbling joy that only comes from the Spirit of God.

The Bible can be dangerous to the soul when interpreted the wrong way or it can be wondrous to the soul when spoken in it’s full truth. It can either be used to hate everything and everyone to hell, or love everything and everyone to hell. Or it can be used to love people with true love, with truth and boldness for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ultimately, the choice is left up entirely to us. Whether we decide to make the right one is another story. Let us not forget, the side of truth will always reign most high above all else. So let us stand for truth, let us teach truth and let us defend TRUTH.

There Is An Equal Balance –

I am constantly telling everyone I know that there IS an equal balance to the scriptures. You see, most Christian’s today either want to be so strict that they almost choke themselves off from God and others with rules, or they are so filled with a wishy washy lovey dubby love that they fall into the trap of using ‘grace’ as an excuse to sin. And neither of those are good ways to lead a walk with God, The Almighty. I see so much HATE today, whether it’s angry Christian’s or angry gay’s or angry atheists it does not make no difference. Hate is hate. If the Christian’s hold up a sign saying that “God Hates Gay People” then the atheists and gays are most likely to retaliate with an even bigger sign saying that “God Hate’s Signs” or “F*** this guy.”

But don’t get me wrong, the tables can turn and the events can go both ways. Gays and atheists can hold up their signs of hate to Christian’s and Christian’s have been known to retaliate right back in the same hateful ways, which in turn continues to feed into a never ending cycle of ‘fueling fire with fire.’ When will it end? Is it at all possible that we could BOTH just once stop trying to solve our problems with HATE and instead in turn try and actually LISTEN to one another? Will we agree? Probably not, but what is the point of hating? Where is that getting us? But let us not confuse HATE with TRUTH or strong held beliefs.

The Bible Speaks Truth –

As a Christian, I believe every single word of the bible. I will admit that there are many things I have yet to understand and many more things that I may never understand in this life, however. That is just fine. You know why? Not once in the scripture did Christ tell me that I MUST understand everything, rather he said this.

Scripture Verse:

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. – Mark 16:31 KJV

(I got that from one of Rev. Billy Graham’s old sermons.) A very smart and anointed man he is, and his son is stepping into his line of work just fine. Many times he is criticized for spewing ‘hate’ when in reality all he is doing is professing his faith, now what exactly is it any good to the world for a ‘Christian’ to not believe what he says he believes? Or even better, for a ‘Christian’ not to actually go out and ‘PRACTICE’ what he preaches. I mean, isn’t this the cause of us getting so harshly judged for by the left, is us not being ‘Christian’ enough? Yet, for whatever reason. When we actually DO show our faith, the liberal media and angry atheist’s just go into a wild frenzy making accusations of us ‘spewing hate’.

Scripture Verse:

Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? – Galatians 4:16 KJV

Well, I guess I am. And I would much rather be the enemy of MAN than be the enemy of an all powerful, all knowing and all seeing Almighty God. There are those among us in the church world today that do not believe we should call out sin in the church or in the world when we see it. They tell us that is not biblical, it’s judgmental. “You can’t judge other people’s convictions. We have ALL sinned and all have fallen short.” Yes, yes we have. However, we are meant to be free now. I have no problem with people falling in their walk with Christ ‘occasionally’ (meaning rarely) we are all prone to that, it is our human nature. However, our human nature is NO excuse to continue on in a willful sin. Just as Grace is no excuse either.

In Conclusion:

The lesson to be learned is this, be very wise in how you use your bible. Because there is only one right way to use it, but many wrong ways. And it can be so easy to use his word as an excuse and even easier to use it to hurt people. Using it as an excuse to sin is just as bad or worse than those who use it to torment people and crucify others and judge them in an unrighteous fashion. What may seem right can many times be wrong and what may seem wrong can be wrong.

However, there is indeed an equal balance to the scripture. We must not love or beat others to hell, and we cannot speak so softly that our words are misunderstood or so loudly that we scare everyone away. Rather we need to present his word and his truth with utmost sincerity, utmost love and utmost dedication to the cause of holiness and truth. Because even though the bible can be used for many things, it’s one true purpose is to guide people, to teach people.

To lead them to the truth of salvation and holiness, to lead them to God. Christ. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post and until next time let me wish you a blessed day.

SHALOM –

I’m Not Sorry.

May
05

Church these days isn’t what it once was two generations ago, not even one generation, I have never experienced or seen Church the way that maybe my Grandma would have or even the way my mom might have. d6923642636390a5c515cc858a362addIt appears to me that over the course of time our Church has grown weak, feeble, soft (If I may) it seems to me that the Church has grown selfish, worldly and losing all sight of what the main purpose of everything is really about, and when that happens then all things good can easily become lost, people can begin letting all manner of sin in the house of God, what was once unimaginable and unthinkable is now accepted as normal it appears to me that we are failing. We are failing God, those that will come behind us, our country and we are failing ourselves, it’s a crying shame, I have noticed more and more in these days that there are far too many ‘Apologetic’s’ behind the pulpits (and I don’t mean theology) but I for one am NOT sorry for what I believe, I am NOT sorry that I believe upon the Gospel Of Jesus Christ.

I will not constantly try to smooth talk my way through a message that I know good and well has come from the word of God and from the Holy Ghost’s guidance, I will not continuously look out for your feelings like you are some little helpless child that needs to be watched over every minute of the day, and no, I won’t try and shout you down, I won’t mistreat you or purposely try to make you feel condemned, that is not my goal my only goal as a servant of Christ is to share his message with others wherever I go, without apology for however it may offend someone.

My only goal is to reach out in genuine love for you as a follower of Christ who cares greatly for the well being of your soul, that is my only goal. If in someway you are offended, condemned or hurt by whatever message I give, that is not of my own doing, that is not my problem, and I will NOT apologize for preaching what I believe God has called me to preach.

The Holy Ghost Convicts:

Does anyone remember services where you would walk in and if you weren’t where you were supposed to be with God you would know it by the power of the Holy Ghost in the Church? That’s the problem though, at the end of last week I mentioned that the modern church is afraid to mention the power of the Holy Ghost and because of this sin is easily able to infect our churches and it’s people, and this can easily become a great obstruction for us as Christians.

When you aren’t spiritually ready to face the enemy then it can quickly devour you along with it and what you meant for good can so rapidly turn into something devastating, now it isn’t wrong at all to try and reach out to everyone that you possibly can, but at the same time, there are instances where the enemy will send in someone ‘purposely’ to try and destroy the church, it happens all the time and I myself have seen this in my own life, and if we as a people aren’t ready in Spirit then it can devour us, the bible tells us that there is conviction that comes from the power of the Holy Ghost, such conviction has been lost today, but if any feel convicted one bit while reading or hearing anything I have to say, let this be known unto them.

  • For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12 KJV
  • And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: – John 16:8 KJV (Jesus Speaking of the Holy Ghost)

The truth of the Gospel will bring people to the acknowledgement of their wrong doings by the power of the Holy Ghost all on it’s on, we don’t need to do any extra effort in trying to make people feel bad and we most certainly shouldn’t, and that isn’t my goal, my number one goal is to bring people to acknowledge his truth as I know it, I will always share this word with others knowing that it is the infallible word of the one true God, and that is another thing.

In Conclusion:

I am NOT sorry that I believe in the one true God of this entire universe who is Jesus Christ, King of kings and the Lord of lords, he is the great I AM and the I AM HE and I will not apologize for believing that HE IS everything and more, that is what we need, we need an unapologetic movement of God’s church, not filled with anger or hate, but people that are filled with a great passion and LOVE for Christ, for his word and for what he has done for us, THE Church now more than ever needs to rise up unashamed for Christ’s word like never before.

  • For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. – Romans 1:16 KJV

Are you ‘ashamed’? I am not, and I will not ever allow anyone to try and push me into a corner out of fear or anger either, nor will I try to do anyone else the same, rather I will continue to speak the truth of the word of God without apologizing for it’s holiness and I will love with a Christ like love, and I encourage everyone else to do the same, because it is the only way, it is HIS way, it is the way that we are all supposed to go down no matter how hard things may get from time to time, we must all keep moving on.

And we must all say that NO, we are NOT sorry for being who WE are, we are NOT sorry for loving Christ, we are NOT sorry for upholding his righteousness, we are NOT sorry for believing in his word and we most certainly are NOT sorry for living for him, the one TRUE God.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

God First…

Mar
25

This is a picture of my bible cover that I got as gift for Easter back in 2013 and I would really like to make something clear between me and you, the readers.

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I contemplate for quite sometime what it is that I am going to say, before I say it, why? Because  in reality I really don’t want to say something that I shouldn’t, I study things before I make a comment on them and I make sure I have as much information about that subject BEFORE I form a personal opinion on the matter, and most times If I do I am able to back it up with facts.

However, there are times that I feel strongly impressed upon by God to say some very controversial things and I give much prayer and thought to these matters as well, I don’t normally speak without thinking and I am not afraid to say what it is that I feel God has brought to my attention to say.

Because unlike some ‘Christians’ I actually care for peoples souls, I care about feelings oh yes but in the end if you truly are a Christian, which one will really count? Saving a person’s own feelings, or saving their soul? You’ve really got to think about that one because most Christians today don’t.

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They cling on to this ‘false’ wishy washy love that they interpret to mean sparing a persons feelings in order to get them to come to Christ, but will they truly ever come to Christ, most times they will not truly come to Christ and I’m not saying spewing all kinds of hate like those WestBoro baptist church loonies either. I’m talking about standing firm in your principals of truth in love with boldness.

These are the things that I have been working hard to emphasize all year long, I believe that it is vital that we as THE Church Of Jesus Christ quit being such wussified babies, and man up about our faith. Take a firm stand in the Lord and not back down from it, regardless of the consequences, regardless of hurting feelings at times, regardless of being called a hater.

No, we won’t intend to hurt anyone, never. Never do I purposely plan to hurt people for my joy and I always use my words ever so carefully because I do not want to hurt people on purpose, BUT at the same time I use TRUTH in LOVE with BOLDNESS…

This Is Key:

When we lose this key we will lose all hope of ever actually reaching these people, if we try all love love love then they will be lost from not being deeply rooted in his entire truth, and if we simply try hate hate hate (which I never support or do not ever recommend and do not believe it’s ever found in the bible) then those we are hoping to reach will turn away from being hurt by us and this is not what we want to happen.

Here’s what we want my friends, we want to be their friend for real, we want to love them, we want to care for them exactly as Jesus would, because think about it, we need to be constantly asking ourselves WWJD?

It amazes me how many people completely ignore this simple step in finding out how it is that Jesus would want you to act, what he would want you to do, say or move in a specific situation, now is it because they just don’t care or what? I mean how can so many be so careless as to what it is that their heavenly Father would want them to do?

Perhaps that isn’t always the case, if it isn’t, try to always keep that in mind from now on, because it is a vitally important key in learning to do something else like Jesus would.

What Does It Mean?

What does it mean to love like Jesus did? What does it mean to love like him? Along with WWJD, this is something that I often find myself asking, myself and the reason of this so happens to be because awhile back I was filled with a deep desire to know what it meant to love exactly like Jesus used to.

To love exactly how it is that he loves now, because I know when he sees the lost and his sheep doing things that will lead them to hell, I know it must hurt, but how much? I’m pretty sure that I can’t even possibly begin to imagine the type of pain that he must feel, I mean after all he  did love us all so much that he died on the cross for our sins so that if we would believe in him we could be saved.

So you can only try and comprehend how much it is that he actually loves us, because in reality we can never truly understand it, but can we ever understand what it means to love LIKE him?Perhaps we can, I think we can anyways, because I prayed and asked him to show me and every since then each time I see something that isn’t in accordance with God’s word my heart aches out more than it ever has before in an incredible moving way.

I used the photo of my bible cover to say this.

In Conclusion:

Even if one day that bible is illegal in this country right here, I have my mind set, I am most certainly ready to be killed for defending what it has to say, not merely defending it, but doing what it commands me to do, now It doesn’t command me to kill, rape, behead or brutally murder anyone that doesn’t agree with what it says.

Nor do I believe that is what it tells me to do, no, I believe that in scripture I am commanded to go out and preach the gospel amongst the world.

 

Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. – Mark 16:15 K.J.V.

 

To present people his word, the word ‘Gospel’ is translated into “Good News” people have a choice to accept or reject it, I can’t bend or break them either way, my only job is to tell you about Jesus.

So in closing let me leave you with this, one of the most inspirational, most known quoted verses in the bible, and in the world.

John 3:16
For God So loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should NOT perish but have everlasting life.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

BEWARE!

Mar
21

Well I’m not known for being too conscious of a person’s feelings not always anyways, especially when it comes to their soul.

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Today I know that I am touching on a very, well, touchy subject, the majority of ‘Modern Day Christians’ love to quote prosperity verses that are ever so rarely found in the word, and if it is found in the bible, then they are mostly in the old testament.

Not ALL prosperity though, usually the kind of prosperity preachers like is the world kind like, Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Creflo Dollar, Joseph Prince and so many others in the TV preacher world love to talk about, and if you EVER try to call attention to these false teachings then GOD FORBID, how DARE you JUDGE those ‘Men Of God’ how DARE you even consider paying ANY attention to the MULTIPLE verses found right there in the bible WARNING us of wolves like these.

How DARE You:

Or wait, actually…  HOW DARE JESUS!

Many people seem to misunderstand the verses context in Matt. 7:1 “Judge Not” as matter of fact, sometimes (if it weren’t for them always quoting OT verses about riches) I would guarantee that “Judge Not” is the only thing they even seen in the bible however we know that the word of God does NOT contradict itself, it goes into a perfect harmony with itself.

When Jesus was telling us not to Judge, he also explained that we SHOULD judge teachers before us, because outwardly they APPEAR to be one of us, but INWARDLY they are ravening WOLVES.

WOLVES my friend.

Don’t blame me, blame Jesus, he said it. (I shouldn’t of even said that, many of you just might.)

Matthew 7:15-23 KJV:
  1. 15. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
  2. 16. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
  3. 17. Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
  4. 18. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
  5. 19. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
  6. 20. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
  7. 21. 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.
  8. 22. 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?
  9. 23. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity

Also:

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. – John 7:24 K.J.V.

The above scriptures in Matthew are very clear that Jesus wanted us to BEWARE of those fluff and puff teachers, teachers of all kinds really, regardless of what they teach, and John is very clear that Jesus instructs us to use some common sense and discern things righteously, the bottom line is if it doesn’t line up with God’s word, then I’m sorry my friends, they are not of God.

I’m NT ONLY:

Because the Old Testament is passed away right? Well there are things that no longer apply and then there are things that do, the thing is though, people get those things mixed up.

Example:

When someone is wanting to find a way to support their sinful lifestyle they will quickly point out that in the NT “God is love, God is Grace, Forgiveness, Mercy the OT is meaningless now, don’t get a haircut dude!”

Which is pretty much ALL true, but he is also JUST – HOLY – RIGHTEOUS, and that is something everyone seems to quickly forget, sadly.

Then after stating that they don’t believe in the OT at all, they then refer to it to support their fleshly earthly desires of riches and ‘worldly’ prosperity, no pain, no suffering, no hard road at all.

And many are able to accomplish this, but are they truly ‘living for God?’ I don’t believe so, not entirely anyways, God wants us to be COMPLETELY devoted him, he doesn’t want us in it halfheartedly, we can NOT be fence riders.

I have seen preachers get pretty much everything they ever wanted handed to them, why?

COMPROMISE

When you give in to the devils temptations and compromise the word of God then you will have people falling head over heels for you too, just as Paul warned in  2nd Timothy.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 KJV:
  1. 1.This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
  2. 2.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
  3. 3. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
  4. 4. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
  5. 5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
 2 Timothy 4:3-5 KJV:
  1. 3. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
  2. 4. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
  3. 5. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Being a Christian is not easy, no it doesn’t have to be all hard either, and it isn’t a ‘religion’ of rules and no fun, not if you don’t make it that way, because it isn’t that way.

You know why?

Because Jesus didn’t say he was one single religion, he didn’t mention that at all, what he said in John 14:6 was that he IS –

THE WAY – THE TRUTH – THE LIFE

NO man comes to the Father but by HIM, he is the ONLY way.

In Conclusion:

The message of the ‘Prosperity’ gospel holds no logic whatsoever, biblically or figuratively, because the way these prosperity teachers want you to go is to mindlessly unplug the negative cable from your car battery and expect it to take you to work with only the positive cable hooked up.

But come on, if you know how batteries work, you know good and well that if you unplug the negative cable from your car battery then you just aren’t gonna be going anywhere in it.

Why?

Because to produce power it requires an equal balance of positive AND negative.

As with life, our life as we know it consist of BOTH equally positive and negative events, and while the positive will always outweigh the bad, just remember, things wouldn’t be nearly the same if we didn’t have the hard events in our life.

The way of Christ isn’t easy, it’s a road of hardship, rejection from the world, hatred from mockers, and sometimes even persecution, but all these things Christ warned of, but fear not.

Because great is your reward in heaven.

Ahh…

There we are, the REAL ‘Prosperity’ Gospel, the prosperity of HEAVEN.

Cotton Candy fluff may taste good, but it’s just sugar and air (which is 99% of what comes out all prosperity preachers) and sugary air won’t keep you sustained, eventually you will perish from lack of nutrition, your health will deteriorate, with this Positivity sunshine and rainbow skittles gospel that Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, Joseph Prince, T.D. Jakes and so many others try to pass off as the real deal, you will eventually find yourself spiritually sick.

So I URGE you to BEWARE of these false prophets, they are leading many to hell with ‘love’.

But Christ with LOVE died on the cross for your sins, suffered the punishment we ALL deserve, so that we could be FREE, if we would only believe in him and his word.

May God bless you and keep you.

And remember, we want to be as true to God as we can, so that in the end we can say.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: – 2 Timothy 4:7 K.J.V.

SHABBAT SHALOM – 

CHRIST-MAS!

Dec
25

MERRY CHRIST-MAS my dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ!

short-merry-christmas-wallpapersI hope you are all having a lovely holiday today, I am just simply trying to enjoy it as best I can and look back on times gone by, it is quite amazing how much time can change things isn’t it?

Each time I start to write one of these blog posts I try to shoot for about 500 words or more because I just feel that is what they should be, not too long, not too short but something good and soul providing, encouraging, uplifting, inspiring (I hope) and good food for your spirit!

Don’t forget what the season is truly about, it’s about these simple attributes below:

  • Christ
  • Giving
  • Love
  • Peace
  • Joy
  • Happy-ness
  • Kindness
  • Caring
  • Sharing
  • Togetherness

If we ever forget that we will lose all sight of the holiday’s, and I’m afraid there are too many people that have already forgotten, as I said in my last actual radio show, CHRIST-MAS isn’t really ALL about gifts, fancy dishes, a lot of food, super savings at the grocery store, egg nog, it’s not about how much ‘stuff’ you get at all. CHRIST-MAS first and foremost has always been about CHRIST.

Now if you’ve been paying attention you’ll notice that I have been spelling Christmas like the following – “CHRIST-MAS” why is that? Simply because if you look at that last word “MAS” in Spanish, it is then translated to “MORE” am I right? I don’t know much Spanish, but I know that  much to tell you, yes I am right! So looking at it with that mindset, Christmas is really one or as matter of fact THE biggest season of the year and it is possibly the one day out of the entire year that CHRIST is recognized MAS than he is any other day of the year!

When CHRIST-MAS is celebrated in that context.

Which I believe for many, many, many many, many years now it always has been, people have always celebrated CHRIST-MAS to honor and glorify – CHRIST!

Now don’t get me wrong, I do not doubt for one minute that there aren’t people who are caught up in all the “stuff” people that ‘worship’ Santa, the elves, the tree, blah blah blah.

I’m pretty sure there are some and we know for a fact that more and more each year our beloved Christmas becomes this commercialization about business making more and more money while people kill each other to save less, it is increasing at a rapid speed, people going crazy about the ‘stuff’ rather than the true meaning.

And we cannot deny that the majority of all the world recognizes Christmas as CHRIST’S birthday and he IS glorified by, he IS, it’s just a ‘fact’ even sinners have to recognize him that day because when Christmas is celebrated the way it always has been, and the one that will  really comes out being glorified is GOD and while I believe the spirit of Christ-mas lives inside each and every single one of us all throughout the year, because I believe it is just the TRUE love of Christ.

It just for some reason takes the actual season of CHRIST-MAS to activate it, then it begins to work outside of us, so what do you say my friends? Are you going to embrace  CHRISTMAS spirit this season? And if you do, why not riding it all throughout  the New Year as well?

And possibly throughout the rest of your life? (Just a wild thought)

I know many have their criticism of Christmas but I will continue to celebrate it, as my favorite parts are the lights and Christ said he is the LIGHT of the world, so why let your house be all dark, gloomy and Scrooge-y this Christmas?

Just to let you all know, again, after today I will be taking a 5 day break from the social world and my phone/internet/laptop and most all electronic devices other than TV to watch some shows and movies with my family.

Celebrate Christ more this Christ-mas!

God bless you all!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

SHALOM –

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