“Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
When you research the word "Christian"
It means "Christ Follower" to be Christ-like but somehow this world has turned it into a whole other meaning!
The world says..To be a Christian simply means to show kindness and decency but it goes much deeper than that!
If we call ourselves Christians but we don't believe the WHOLE WORD OF GOD and we don't live our lives in front of the worlds eyes..how will they ever see the truth of Jesus? How will they learn the truth and leave their sins so they can have their souls saved and make it to Heaven? Tolerating someone's sinful life isn't showing them Love at all! Revealing to them the error of their ways is showing them Love because you Love them enough to save their soul!
Jesus wasn't a follower of the things of this world..Jesus HAD FOLLOWERS who were taught the word of God so they could help make a difference in this world! We are called as Christians to Love People Enough To Help Save Their Souls..That's what true love really is and that's what Jesus did when he walked this earth and that's what we have to do now!
If we simply live for the standard of what the world considers "Christian" then we are only feeding them sugar and candy coating everything!
If you are only telling them what makes them "feel better" but they aren't taught the word of God and what is sin..How will they ever learn?
The problem with this country right now is that there are too many "Baby Christians" who allow the world to keep them silent!
If you hide away or allow someone of this world to influence you..then that means that you are a Baby Christian! That makes you a follower of this world and not a doer of the word of God!
I will tell you something..
Being kind and telling them only what they want to hear all the time, the nonsense that everyone will make it to Heaven..Just isn't going to cut the mustard!
You can't get into Heaven unless you have the truth in your heart and you realize that Jesus is the only way!
If we don't stand up and start sharing the truth with this world and tell them what sin is then who will?!
The government won't! the political parties won't! the media sure won't!
Their only chance of hope to make it to Heaven is through your faithfulness to God and obeying the written truth of his word!
You are the living example of what Jesus did on the cross!
You may be the only bible that they ever read!
If you stand up now for your faith and sharing it with the lost world then you can help save some souls from Hell!
If you remain quiet or ride the tide of this worlds lies then you will not only lose their soul but also yours!
If you don't believe me then this verse from the word of God should convince you that what I'm telling you is truth and I'm doing my part of revealing that truth to you!
“So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”
After seeing the news today I felt led to search the word (Perversion) here's what the dictionary described and I couldn't agree more.
"The alteration of something from its original course meaning, or state to a distortion or corruption of what was first intended:
All great evil is the perversion of a good.
A Sexual behavior or desire that is considered abnormal or unacceptable”
This is the last days because the spirit that I like to call "Sodom and Gomorrah" has begun to take over this country and now perversion has taken away the most beautiful and pure union between a naturally born Man and Woman in the Holy union that is marriage..which we can no longer say is a Holy union in this country because to marry the same sex is to totally alter and destroy the human race because without opposite sex marriage..there cannot be any children and the children are the future of mankind therefore it is a perversion that is going to consume the good and safe place that we know and have made for our children but ironically the only people that will not be affected is the very people that voted in favor to redefine what marriage stands for.."A Holy Union" because it can only be "A Holy Union" if it's between a Man and a Woman because before God the only marriage that is A Holy Union can be between a naturally born opposite sex couple and that will never be changed because the word of God says so and God is the same yesterday, today and forever..therefore we must stick to what the word says and not become pulled by what this world defines as "marriage" because in the end, God has the last say and God is not a liar! Stick to your convictions according to the bible and don't become conformed to the things of this world!
Satan's plan of attack over the body of Christ is in course and that plan is to first redefine marriage and to destroy the ultimate American Dream..which is that of a beautiful family!
We mustn't be afraid as Christians though because we know how it all ends and we have nothing to worry about as long as we hold fast to what the word of God says..which is that marriage is a Holy Union between a Man and a Woman..there cannot be another way because any other way isn't marriage but a perversion and unnatural way of life! That is a simple and proven fact!
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
We will believe anything that isn't called "The Truth" we would much rather call a thing something that it's not, rather than hurting their "feelings"
a duck is no longer a duck because it quacks..No, it can be whatever it wishes to be..because when a child says that they no longer want to be who God created them to be..there is no longer an adult around to speak up for these children!
There are too many "followers" around, instead of "leaders" who speak up with the truth!
When will we all wake up?!
We aren't benefiting their future at all..we are denying them the opportunity to make this country the great place that she once was by corrupting the minds of the innocent ones!
Because of fear..too many are remaining silent! Because of tolerance..children aren't even allowed to grow up in a safe world! We aren't doing what's right at all..we are corrupting this world with every passing moment!
"With lying" we are filling this world with deception, "with tolerance" we are creating confusion, "with favoring the unnatural way of things"..we are polluting this world with hatred!
Not only that but we are killing away those who cannot defend themselves..we are throwing away our futures by standing down to the lies of Satan and the lies of this world, we have closed our eyes to the good and we congratulate the bad, we punish the victims and reward the guilty!
We are living in a land where the lives of innocent babies are being aborted and we close our ears to their cries! We aren't becoming the Moses of our generation..instead we are becoming the Pharaoh's and contributing to all the evil in this world! We need a Joshua to rise up and lead us into the promised land! We need someone to lead us back to God! But we tolerate the evil in this world and when something terrible happens like an attack on the United States of America..we hate God for it!
And we ask God why?!
God didn't do anything to this world..the world has taken matters into it's own hands and decided to "play God" and alter everything from it's natural estate!
We are messing everything up in this world and we question God on why there is hate, violence, deceit, wars, confusion, worry, strife, abuse..And the list goes on and on!
The point is, when we kick God out and we create our own Heaven..the enemy comes in like a flood and confusion comes in with it!
Where there is praise going up for Satan..there is hatred and anger being stirred up in our hearts and we lose our Peace, our Joy, our Love and many times we even lose our good family and friends that encouraged us to do the right thing!
When we take away all the good in this world and we mess with God's creation..we are opening the door for Satan to come in and play with our lives and at first it all seems so dangerous and exciting but after a while you start wondering who you are, who you can trust, you get so lost that you start digging your way in deeper, trying to satisfy a thirst that you cannot satisfy and you find something or someone to keep your mind off of those questions that you have for a season but what are you going to do when you no longer have that person or thing to entertain your mind?
There is only one who can satisfy that thirst, there is only one truth, there is only one name above all names, the one who brings Peace and who saves..
His name is Jesus!
He is the only one who loved you so much that He died to prove it to you and no one else can ever love you with a deeper form of love!
Are you tired of the fear, confusion, worry, shame, and sorrow?
Turn away from the lies of this world and turn your eyes upon Jesus!
He loves you with a perfect kind of love!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”
He loves you, He will never leave you, He will help you through it all, you can hold onto the hope that when this world passes away..you will go to Heaven to be with Jesus and It is truly worth it all to follow Him because every battle this world tries to throw at you..He will help you to fight those battles and in the end..God always wins!
Have you ever wondered what makes you do the things that you do and it makes you realize that you were so blind before?
Many of our false actions are caused by an attempt to heal old scars but what we don't realize is that we are only causing deeper damage to ourselves and even to others around us by those actions, they even say that history repeats itself and that's why when there is one failed test..the same test often follows until you pass it.
We need to stop pushing the rewind button in our lives and instead push the stop and restart buttons on our lives,
Maybe then we won't have to face what we once had to face but we can smile by making the right choices here and now,
Though we've failed before..we can start anew and trust in God to help us to get past those failures.
Maybe if we spent more time not on what others think or even how it makes us feel but think more on what God is thinking about our actions, then we wouldn't have to suffer so much.
What does God want for us?
What does God ask of us?
Think about it..
In my mind there are two things that God wants for us and asks us to do for him..
#1. God wants us to be healthy and unharmed but living in the world these days there are mainly things sent that are going to harm us..
these things are not from God but still exist in the world and by our sinful nature we can get caught up in the sinful moments if we're not careful,
But then there's God's plan and his plan is simple, He wants to comfort us, to stick closer than a brother, his plans will not harm us but will only protect us from the plans of this world..if we choose his plan for our lives,
though satan keeps trying hard to push us down on the ground to prevent us from our purpose, he cannot do so as long as we keep speaking the things of God into our lives!
We can be conquerors in Christ instead of being followers of the worlds demise!
#2. What God wants from us is quite simple.. He wants us to obey his commandments,
He wants us to trust in him fully according to his word and he wants us to trust in his plan for our lives..
The difference between God's plans and the plans of this world is that God's plans always lead to a destination but the plans of this world and satan's plans are uncertain and you don't know where they'll lead to or what comes in your life along the way of that path..
I don't know about you but I want to finish well in this life and I want to have peace that only comes from God..
it doesn't come from this world and Satan tries to tempt us into thinking that it's a dream come true when it's only a nightmare posing as what you dream of! I'm going to share with you the verse that I have gone to thousands of times and it always offers me encouragement!
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."
Have you ever been at a point where you couldn't find the words,
you couldn't find the strength to move, you couldn't even find any comfort from anyone because there wasn't a comforting word for the place that you are currently facing in your life!
It reminds me of the verse in the bible that says in Psalms 69:20
“Reproaches have broken my heart,
so that I am in despair.
I looked for pity, but there was none,
and for comforters, but I found none.”
Although sometimes we feel as though our precious world is crashing down around us, and we feel like no one truly understands the pain that we are suddenly feeling,
we can fully trust that God has us in the palm of his hand and even though our logical part is still in doubt or is simply afraid..we can depend on our faith and seek his comfort in prayer,
When we feel like everything is at an end..we have to look to God at that difficult time because he alone has the comfort that we are needing and even though the storms of this life are crazy..God is the peace that we need to walk out of the storms that this life is putting in our path!
Sometimes when something bad is happened or happening in our lives..we cannot think logically..we have to think Godically because the way we think is from only one angle but the way God thinks is from every angle and around every single curve, he sees what we need, what we don't need, he sees into the far future, he sees our past, he knows our every dream and even our secret fears, when bad things happen..the things that he doesn't allow to happen..it's his promise to us that he will be there for us whenever they do..He Knows everything And He is always there! He loves us and hurts when we hurt!
So when all else fails and you feel hopeless and in the most lost feeling that you've ever felt before..Reach out to God and allow him to comfort you because God has a way that heals our brokenness of heart and even the brokenness of a crushed spirit!
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
Have you ever prayed to God about something only to find out that your prayer had not been answered and down the road you thought..
"Thank God that He didn't answer that prayer!"
I think about it all of the time, I'm so happy that God knows what I need and He knows my heart's desire, even when at times I don't fully understand why some things don't work out ideally as I would have figured in my mind..
thinking back now, I am so glad that God took care of me and guarded me from walking don't a certain path,
even when we stray off course at times..God knows what we are called to do and what purpose we have over us!
Rest easy today and when you find out that your prayers weren't answered..don't fret because God has a much better plan, job, person or whatever it may be..He has that special thing in mind for you and it will be so right for you that you'll also be left saying "Thank You" to Him!
"Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand."
This world has been an evil place for many years now but we cannot deny that it's become even more evil in the past few months!
There are wars and even rumors of weapons that are being made!
there is a deeper hatred for our Godly leaders like never before!
there are people that have hardened their hearts to the love of God!
there are people closing their eyes to the brutal murders of babies that are perfectly healthy inside the womb!
There are people who are going into churches and leaving unchanged because their sins are being accepted instead of becoming aware that they need to give their sins to God and they need to change!
there are people who aren't happy with who God made them to be so they are having cosmetic and extensive surgeries done because they aren't happy and they think they will be when they change themselves dramatically!
there are even sick people who are hurting innocent children and using them as their personal Ginny pigs..if people are going to sin, why do they have to bring innocent children into the mix?!
These are many of the things that just hurts my heart! I cannot stand to think about it all because it makes me so sad and upset at the same time, but at the same time it makes me want to pray for these things..especially those poor children who need to be safe and loved and taught to appreciate themselves the way that God made them to be!
If only we could all learn of God's love for us and his wonderful plans made for each of us individually..
then maybe we could make this world less evil!
If only we would learn to trust God again..then we would come to know the true happiness and satisfaction that we are longing for..that the world cannot fill!
Maybe if we thought more about how it would effect the future generations..we would want to change for the better!
If we would ban abortions instead of turning a blind eye to their silent screams..perhaps we would be able to sleep at night again!
This world is an evil place and if we don't turn away from the sins of this world and stop allowing the world to tug at our heartstrings..then we would surely change this world in the name of Jesus! It's not too late to ask him for forgiveness and it's not too late to make it to Heaven!
We aren't promised tomorrow..none of us know how long of a life we have to live..Don't allow another hour, another day, another week, another month, another year go by without making it right with God because when it gets done to the last second..your time will be up. Don't let that happen, please.
I want to take as many people to Heaven as I possibly can because once this world isn't a blessed place anymore..no one will want to live here, it won't have the glory that it once had and it won't be worth it anymore, the peace you once had will be gone and your dreams will fade away to become nightmares because this world will be nothing but an evil place to live in and the last place that you would want to wake up to.
“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!