It’s one of those things that is placed before us everyday. From something as blatant as having that hidden cigarette because no one is looking, to something as subtle as keeping the wrong change that the cashier gave you because, hey, “it’s not my problem that she can’t count”. Temptation is one of those things that we all face each and every day. The confusing part is…is temptation a sin? In and of itself, no it is not. However, what we do with and how we react to the temptation is what can lead us into sin. I have spent the last week analyzing my personal reactions to situations and I can honestly say that at least once a day I began a sentence with, “Ohhh I was tempted to…”, and you know what follows won’t be very Christ-like. You see, sin begins in the mind and your thoughts turn into actions. An example, one day I was extremely frustrated with my boss and I was talking with a co-worker; I said, “You know I was tempted to just punch her in the face”, and even though in my heart I know that I would never do that, my thoughts could cause me to act on the temptation one day, so I had to repent. Temptation is serious. Read the rest of this entry »
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Yep, you guessed it; I have been listening to the radio again. See what had happened was (smile)….on my 30 minute drive into and from work everyday I like to keep ahead of the traffic/weather conditions so many times I turn on the radio, and since the city that I live in doesn’t have many options I keep it tacked onto “The Inspiration Station”. Silly me, this whole time I thought that this station had something….anything….to do with the Lord I serve. Well, I was fooling myself obviously because not only was there no God to be found in my 30 minutes of listening, I also was not the least bit inspired. Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself so allow me to slow down. Inspire. I saw another definition for this word that truly intrigued me; it stated: the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions. That is an incredible definition! To have the power to shift someone’s intellect (or intelligence) or their emotions would indeed be quite the power, and this is what today’s music has over us, whether you realize it or not. Read the rest of this entry »
I have spent many months trying to be a quiet observer of the chaos that is transpiring around us everyday; from the senseless bombings, to the extreme weather calamities to the mysteries strains of insects permeating different areas, I have taken it all in. I am not so naive anymore that when things happen I run crying to God asking “why”, because I remember that He stated that all of these things must come to pass before the Son of Man returns. In the meantime, our adversary has turned up the heat…and boy is it getting hot….
Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (gambling) that can be pleasurable but the continued use of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work or relationships, even health. Users may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others. – Psychology Today
How is it that I commonly hear “Christians” state that they are addicted to something? I realize that in many cases we should not take statements literally, but more and more lately I encounter a professing Christian say something like, “I am addicted to Starbucks”, or even “I am addicted to him/her”. Do we not realize that an addiction is an illness, a compulsive state of being that is hazardous to your physical, mental or emotional health? I have a close relative who makes no qualms about declaring how she is addicted to nicotine, and that she knows that it’s shortening her life, but that she just cannot quit it. I have pointed out all of the obvious scriptures about cleansing ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit..(2 Cor. 7:1), and God delivering us from our afflictions (Ps, 34:19) but they just don’t seem to register with her. She derives so much pleasure from inhaling the very thing that is stealing years from her life. To her credit, she has promised herself that she will quit soon, even though that promise was made almost a year ago.
Drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling…easy addictions to address but what about the less common ones: Read the rest of this entry »
Hi Blessed Readers!
I know that it has been a while since I’ve posted but there have been many stumblingblocks to my writing lately, not the least of which is the new job that I’ve acquired. I am now past the trial phase of that job and that means that I have a few spare minutes to share what God has put on my heart.
First let me explain a little bit of what I do. My work is in the healthcare field, and in my day-to-day job I interact with children with not just special needs, but needs that have to be carefully monitored by on-site nurses. I work with children with cerebal palsy, spina bifida, Down’s Syndrome and many other complicated medical issues. Being there everyday with them will cause so much joy, sometimes sadness with setbacks, but most of all it caused me to reevaluate my own life, principles and needs. I know that personally I took for granted that the things I needed or wanted would always be there, because I serve an “on-time God”; even when things seemed to be at their lowest point I knew that God would come through for me.
But what happens when a child dies? Difficult question I’m sure. I cannot answer that because as of this writing I have four healthy children. Read the rest of this entry »
While watching the Nightly News last week I saw a story in regards to atheist billboards; this was on national news which was interesting. It prompted me to see how widespread this billboard thing really was, and the result is in the following video. Perhaps we can be as proactive as they are in spreading the TRUTH about our savior? Think about it!
(I apologize for the clarity of the video. God’s enemy gave me a fit in preparing it!)
And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. – Genesis 2:22-24
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
- 1 Corinthians 11:3
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. – Ephesians 5:22-23
God is perfect and everything that He created He called “good”. The union of Adam and Eve was one of those good things, and perfect in the eyes of God, but ever since that fateful meeting between Eve and the serpent there has been a disrupted order in what God created. Even to this day…
I was watching the Olympics on NBC television one night and I saw an advertisement for a new show coming up this fall entitled, “The New Normal”, and the title grabbed my attention but I saw little of the actual ad so the next time that commercials came on I paid attention. The premise of this show is that apparently a young pregnant woman who is single (I believe) wants to give up her newborn to a family who is looking to adopt. The main contender and potential “parents” are a homosexual male “couple”. SHOCKER? Or not.
Well, interestingly enough I had CBS on a few days later and ran across an advertisement for another show, this one called “Partners”, with a premise that is close to “TNN” but without the adoption link. It is supposedly about two best friends, one gay and one straight and their significant “others”.
Keep in mind that these shows are a part of “Network Programming“, not cable offerings. I had to ask myself in light of what this country is facing right now, is “The New Normal” just a comedy show or is it another subliminal push against God’s order? The answer seems pretty clear, as we, the body of Christ, face massive amounts of intolerance from the LGBT community. God clearly and plainly stated in His word what normal constitutes, but the world wants to change His normal into a “new” normal.
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done : and there is no new thing under the sun (Eccles. 1:9).
Consider the institutions in our society; yes the institution of marriage is my primary focus of this blog, but we have other major institutions in this country which are affected by this satanic disorder: government, schools, mass media and the church.
Our “esteemed” President is highly regarded in this country so when he openly backed same-sex marriage he was highly lauded by many. He played right into the satanic agenda for votes, but anyone who understands the new world order and the satanic disorder attached to it knows that anyone with that position would have stated the same. We can go as far back as the Clinton Administration to make the same point; when Hillary wrote her book, “It takes a village to raise a child”, she too was highly praised. Why? Because that book supported the stance that a traditional family wasn’t necessary to raise a child, as long as there was a “village” of neighbors, friends, colleagues, etc. to help. That goes against God’s word.
Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up (Deut. 11:18-19).
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.
For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:
That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God (Psalms 78:1-8).
God did not command a “village” to raise His children, that was the job of the family headed by the father. So now we have the government changing the rules, and attempting to skew God’s order once more. By endorsing the same-sex marriage push, this nation’s leader has backed the sodomite agenda just as in the days of Noah. Additionally, he has allowed state leaders to redefine what is acceptable according to the Constitution; his former Chief of Staff dictated that he would not allow Chik Fil A to build in his city of Chicago because of the CEOs personal views against SSM; POTUS, being a former Constitutional Law professor at Harvard, remained quiet throughout as Emanuel and other mayors took this stance. One more thing about our esteemed leader; his “evolution” about SSM this spring was no evolution at all; In 1996, as he ran for Illinois state Senate, Chicago’s Outlines gay newspaper asked candidates to fill out a questionnaire. He wrote on the 1996 questionnaire, “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” In 2008 during the Presidential race he stated that he believed marriage was between one man and one woman. This summer he is in full support of SSM, as he has evolved. Or was it devolved?
One thing is painfully clear, Christianity has all but been removed from our schools; it seems like our children have to hide even in order to pray over their food in lunch, but if that was the worst of it we would be fine. The satanic disorder is quietly creeping into our children’s educational system.
Gay history is now a requirement in California public schools because of a new state law that says the contributions of gays and lesbians must be included in social studies instruction. Now teachers are figuring out how to incorporate the new material into their classes (NPR, 7/22/11). Read the whole story: HERE
This doesn’t sound too bad, right? Well you have to go a little deeper to find the root of their true agenda:
whether written, broadcast, or spoken—that reaches a large audience. This includes television, radio, advertising, movies, the Internet, newspapers, magazines, and so forth, even some weblogs. The purpose of this type of communication is to send out a message that will be delivered, received, and transferred. We have all probably heard that satan is the “god of the air”, and by association, the airwaves; so many messages that he wants to get across, he will use mass media to communicate them. The first example I would like to present is – HOMOPHOBES. How many times have you heard that word bandied about in the media when someone protests against the gay movement, or even speaks in less than glowing terms about homosexuality? Usually the word is directed toward practicing Christians who believe in the bible and God’s word. We are homophobes according to gay rights activists. Or are we?
The gay agenda in media hasn’t just affected older audiences, but has been painfully apparent in targeting children under the guise of teaching “tolerance and diversity.” In January 2005, for example, several major children’s television shows joined with the We Are Family Foundation to promote the homosexual agenda using kiddy favorites such as Arthur, Barney, Bob the Builder, Dora the Explorer and Jimmy Neutron. After the characters sang “We Are Family” together, they directed kids to the website of the pro-homosexual We Are Family Foundation, which teaches them to accept and celebrate differences of race, class, genders and “sexual identity.”
A cartoon feature aired on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and PBS on March 11, 2005, and was supposed to be shown to kids in 61,000 schools nationwide. Each child was to be given a workbook designed by the very liberal, very pro-homosexual Anti-Defamation League. To top it off, children were being urged to visit a website where they could sign the “Tolerance Pledge,” which promises to respect all people whose “abilities, beliefs, culture, race, sexual identity or other characteristics are different from my own.”
This is an example of how mass media uses subliminal messages to influence our youth; this commercial is newer and features famous athletes as the voice of “acceptance” and “reason” for young girls. Note the stances, and voiceovers. Called, “Voices” it is by Just Do It, or Nike:
Keep praying people of God and remember – God WINS!
With love and respect,
This is a video that my friend and brother (Dave) sent to me a while ago. I had an experience last night that reminded me of this skit and I wanted to share it with you all. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did, and that you (unlike me) don’t see yourself in any of these! – Enjoy and God bless!
…this was the response of someone when I asked her what she would do without her cellular phone. That phrase, “I would just lose my mind” made me really start thinking about us and what we would do if we ever lost technological capabilities. As a matter of fact, I thought that if technology were the Mark of the Beast as described in the book of Relevation that most of us would be lost! So let’s talk for a second about the mind, since it seems so easy to lose it over trivial things; we all know about the five senses (touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing) but this data is used by the brain with its 5 basic aptitudes: attention, memory, learning, recall and speech with more than 10 billion neurons and connectors all working together. That is a lot going on up there in the ole noggin, isn’t it? Now let’s talk memory; there are three types of memory, imprinting sensory, short-term and long-term. In imprinting sensory the information is an immediate perception and can be lost in .3 seconds if not stored in your short term memory. With your short term memory information can last for a few seconds, but will be lost if not subject to repetition. Your STM can remember seven digits, but a ten digit phone number will not stay in your short term memory. Remember your ABCs? It took quite a while and a whole lot of repetition before we mastered that artful collage of letters. The ABCs is a prime example of long term memory; this enables us to recall memories from long ago due to repetition. As we age, however, long term memory can be influenced by other biological factors and degeneration.