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Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. – Paul (Rom. 10:1)
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. – Jesus (Matt. 4:17)
In “church” circles these days the word “repent” is almost worse than “satan”. It’s not popular to preach repentance, and it’s much easier to coddle, overlook or dismiss sin in the sanctuary. The apostasy in the church and in the Christian home is at an all time high, and the ambivalence toward living saved is escalating. I was listening to a couple of radio pastors this morning and the first one was breathing so hard through his message that I feared he would have a heart attack while telling people to “lay hands on it and believe so that God would do it!” The other pastor’s message was “God is SO good”. I believe that both preached statements are true to an extent; however, I also believe that they are sugar-coated, feel-good messages meant to tide people over for a week, and get happy enough to open their wallets. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m sorry to take you “there”, or “back there” if you are my age, but the lyrics to this song popped into my head on my drive into work this morning, and I was in prayer while I drove. This song took me back immediately to the 1970’s (dating myself I know) and I was a young child spying on my parent’s “house parties”. I think that it was Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes who sang, “If you don’t know me by now…you will never, ever ever know me….ohhh ohhh ohhh!” :)
I know what I was praying at the time, and I know why God allowed this song to play in my mind. I also immediately knew that God wanted me to share the message here. Redundancy in prayer is a common thing; I had someone tell me that she prayed to God each night to help her to make more money, and I didn’t want to seem like I wasn’t understanding of her plight, but I asked her if she thought that God didn’t hear her the first, second or third time that she prayed the same prayer. That got a chuckle, but not much more… Read the rest of this entry »
Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (Mark 16:14-16)
I am not the “water cooler” type of person; I come into work at least 30 minutes early, prepare my items for work and then I….work. However, this past Thursday I couldn’t help but note that almost every employee was chatting about this new show on Oxygen called “Preachers of LA”. Because I am not a fan of anti-Christ Oprah, I’ve never considered watching her network, and I got a chill upon hearing that “Preachers” were promoting her network by taking part in a serial. Let’s rewind…
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (2 John 1:7, KJV)
Yet we have SIX so-called prominent preachers of the gospel who are fine aligning themselves with someone who denies the deity of Christ?
Problem number ONE!
God On The Down-Grade
There was a time when the very mention of God provoked reverence and fear, but times have changed; I remember as a teenager hanging with my friends fussing and cussing in the streets out of ear shot of our parents, but before we would pass by the neighborhood church we stopped, hushed up and crossed the street “so God wouldn’t hear us”….
now years later when I visit where I grew up, the steps to that same church are now gated
because too many soiled condoms greeted you at the top of those stairs
Even now many who profess to know God show little, if any reverence towards Him; to some the LORD seems to be on extended vacation, or “out of sight out of mind” they no longer believe He is the Omnipresent God, or as the scriptures say “not far from every one of us” (Acts 17:27) a well known proverb says “while the cats away, the mice will play” perhaps that’s why David of the old testament has become the church’s ‘poster boy’ to excuse sin
-One well known 40-ish pastor even used David’s adultery with Bathsheba to down play his own adulterous relationship with a teenaged member of his congregation resulting in a pregnancy when it became public, he compared himself with David, “because at the end of the day, David was still the man” (dismissing it) saying God still used David, at the end of the sermon was applauded (but he left out how God had chastised David)
1 John 4: 1-6 (KJV)
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
From MegaMess 2013 in Dallas, TX
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The big “D”. That thing that happens to “other people” and “other families”. Divorce, an affront to God’s greatest creation. More and more lately I have been hearing from people who are considering divorce, and to be honest, I have even mentioned it myself a time or two when things got “rough”. Consider that last sentence for a moment. If you are a regular reader of my blog you will be familiar with the “rough times” that my husband and I have experienced as a couple, as a family and as parents. Let me tell you that the little trials which have prompted the “D” word lately are NOTHING when compared to what we have experienced together in the past. This is why I know that the over-abundance of divorce talk on all fronts is designed by satan for such a time as this.