Praise Him With Your Enemies LOL!
Real talk from a real Pastor's wife.
Genesis 3: 7-11 (ESV) Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”
For some reason this part of the story always makes me chuckle. Our Creator God, walking around the garden that He created asking His creations, “Where are you?” God is omnipotent and omnipresent, He already knew where Adam was! That is not my focus of discussion however; I want to talk about that leafy green fig that Man and Woman sewed together to hide themselves behind. Adam and Eve were pure, untainted, perfect representations of God. Until… Read more…
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
I am not from the south, we just moved here a year and a few days ago so I do not know many people in the area yet; however one day last November I met a prophet. I had been warned at the time by the lady who styled my hair that a prophet wandered up and down the highway by where her salon was located, but I really had no idea that God had designed an encounter for us. The day that I met “Prophet” he had no idea who I was, but immediately referred to me as “Woman of God”, and then without provocation he began to speak to me about my life, my husband, our children and our mission. I was enthralled and better, my spirit recognized his. I later learned that this gentleman had no “home”; he lived in one of the travelers motels along the highway and his existence was primarily through the kindness of strangers, and any part-time jobs that he could find. He has a very gentle spirit, and is soft-spoken, kind and unassuming. If you could meet this man you would really relate him to biblical prophets.
If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account. But if a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death.
You may say to yourselves, How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the Lord? If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.
Why do we, as Christians, believe every spirit when we have been warned not to do so, but to try the spirit by the spirit to see if it be of God? How are the Harold Campings of the world able to prosper when they claim to be of God but are WRONG again and again. Read Deuteronomy 18:21-22 again! I was following a “Pro-fit-phet” on Twitter earlier this year when I began to notice his daily Tweets stated things like this, “The prophet is coming to town, tell your friends”, “Come out to see the prophet tonight so you can receive your miracle”, “The prophet is in your area, come hear a Rhema word tonight at XYZ Ministries”. It seemed like shameless self-promotion; all he was missing was MC Hammer’s hype man or Lil Jon screaming “YEA!!!” Come on y’all, we know what’s out there lol. These modern day prophets are able to stay relevant because they mix a little truth with error and the sheep are desperately seeking a “Word” from the Lord. Read more…
Please watch to the end, it is NOT what you think and very interesting!
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*Thanks to my mom for sending this to me!
You may not know the name Aron Ralston just by reading it here, but surely you have heard his story. Aron is
the young man who, back in 2003, was doing what he normally does, he was hiking Blue John Canyon in Utah when the unimaginable happened; a large boulder became dislodged and trapped his right forearm against the canyon wall. In the story that he tells, no one was told where he had been heading that day, and he knew that no one would be searching for him. After four days and almost out of life-sustaining water Aron came to an almost delirious conclusion: if he were to survive he would have to amputate his trapped forearm.
In an unrelated but similar story Colorado logger Jon Hutt found himself in a precarious predicament last month when six tons of his machinery slid off of his truck and pinned his foot underneath. Jon could not move without excruciating pain; having no cell phone available and knowing that there was no one in the vicinity that he could call out to for help, Jon knew that his only option for survival would be to amputate his toes. Read more…
…in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6). Please take time to view the following ABC video expose (from 2009) and let’s discuss.
The Church Corporation is Big Business. The Pastor is the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, sometimes there is a Board of Directors aka the Deacon Board which will do the hiring and/or firing of the Senior Pastor, there may be an Assistant Pastor according to the ego of the Senior Pastor, some churches have Evangelists as officers of the church. Just like a secular organization the church will have a secretary who you will need to circumvent in order to speak with the Pastor, there are mission heads, ministers of music, children and missions. Big business indeed! When I first decided to give my life to Christ, I had no idea what I was signing up for. I innocently believed that I would go to church, learn about the bible and Jesus, be taught how to walk uprightly and go home to share my knowledge with others. I didn’t know that the “right hand of fellowship”, or “joining the church roll” meant that I had signed on with a major corporation with all of the rights (very few) and responsibilities (tithes, offering, sacrificial offerings, pastoral offerings, anniversary offerings, etc) that came with it. Read more…