Category Archives: Christianity

What Happens When We (For Real) Return to God

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The first thing that happens when you decide to give your life to Jesus is separation. If you are living with someone who is unsaved, you will notice tribulation. This tribulation will be the devils response to your decision. Do not engage in hate toward your neighbor, the devil is just bothering them to bother you. If this is a roommate situation, you will probably need your own place, if they refuse to get on board.

If you are married the admonition is to remain in such a situation, but you cannot hold your spouse if they decide to leave you. Let them go.

Keep in mind these things will naturally happen as you change from living unholy to living holy. Those living in sin will not want to be around you. Also, keep in mind, you are not preaching to people at this time about the sin in their life.

You are working on you and your relationship with Jesus. They will leave you, not because of your words, but because of your chaste lifestyle coupled with the fear of the Lord.

As you read the Bible and become obedient to all of it. You will start receiving convictions about things you never knew irritated God. He will start convicting you about many things. Conversations with people. God is so awesome he will even help you find a lost ID card. You will receive supernatural knowledge and God will begin to trust you with some of his power.

Keep in mind. You must stay walking in God. Like with any relationship you can lose this trust and be like Samson with your eyes put out. Stay in God and you will stay in power. The beauty of God is he does forgive, but whatever mess you created will often stay. God gave Samson his strength back, but not his eyesight.

The most defining thing you will learn of someone who has returned to God for real is their conversation on Facebook will be more, mostly, almost always, always about Jesus. Conversations about Thor, LeBron James, and others seem to loose there luster for more important and pertinent things that deal with eternal life.

After all, people are dying everyday and family members are falling away and you never know when your number will be called.

How many are at this stage or have already passed this? This is a rhetorical question, I already know by your Facebook posts.

Your Struggle Is Not With Me

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Have you ever read something that conflicted with your view? It was a struggle to read or hear it? You wondered if others were conflicted? Your body temperature rose with each passing word? Anyone passionate about anything will have this occur. The more you deal with multiple people the more this type of thing will occur. Is your struggle with the person or with God?

God has set eternity in the hearts of man, so that they cannot find out his works from beginning to end and yet many try. They pursue with all out force to find the exact day of Christ return. Making movies and reading ancient manuscripts and present day news articles to pinpoint this mysterious day, even though, the Scriptures declare no will ever know it, until it happens.

Are you among those seeking answers that God has said he will not answer? Are you still pursing things that God has declared sinful? Why?

It is a useless endeavor to struggle over words and meanings that have already been answered. Be satisfied with the answer. Seeking alternatives to answers given will only produce confusion.

God has set man and woman in the garden and told them to be fruitful and multiply. Man not satisfied with the answer decides to burn with lust toward another man producing confusion. Why?

God told man to train up a child in the way that they should go and not to spare the rod of correction to drive sin away from the child and yet man has decided to spare the rod and then wonder why their children grow up to be murderers and haters. Why?

God has said, let every man have his own wife and every woman have her own husband, but man not satisfied with the answer says, polygamy is fine. This behavior produces confused children who are unable to tell what makes sense and what does not. Why?

Any time God’s word is substituted for something God has given a clear answer to, confusion is coming.

Confusion is the smoke from the barrel of a gun that once it is cleared the only thing that’s left is destruction.

Pastor of Woman Charged With Drowning Son: ‘Only God Knows What Went On

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The pastor of a woman accused of murdering her 3-year-old son and the attempted murder of her 6-year-old son is speaking out about his views of the family and asking people not to judge but to pray.

Laurel Michelle Schlemmer of McCandless, Pennsylvania faces charges of homicide and attempted homicide after trying to drown her sons in the bathtub.

Rev. Bob Shull, the pastor who officiated the Schlemmer’s wedding, said that Laurel and Mark “were a wonderful couple, strong Christians. There were no signs of any of this. Only God knows exactly what went on,” he told TribLive

When you look at the response of the Rev/Pastor it makes sense why the church stays racist, unclean, full of hypocrites and haters. Judgment begins in the house of God. Where else does one get clean? At the club?

Watch out for pastors who call people strong Christians that are not. Where is his discernment? Where is his knowledge of the scriptures? Did not Paul judge? Did not Jesus judge?

Watch out for the Jedi mind trick. This word judging is often used as a Jedi mind trick.

You may have seen the planet fitness “No Judgment Zone” at the same time judging fit women.

In terms of the church those within are judged. The adulterer and fornicator outside the church God will judge. Why do you think these actions come with diseases? Coincidence? I think not.

Pastors need to really start loving the people they are called to serve and quit the fear game. It is not a good look.

FAKE PEOPLE

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You may have heard of the term “fake people.” A term often used by young people for a person who simply cannot be trusted or who uses you. This term is not endearing and one you should try to avoid. It may also be used as a tool to manipulate so watch out.

How do you identify a “fake person?”

A fake person will only address you when they require something from you. These individuals may be considered opportunist or constructive seekers and in the workplace this may be appropriate behavior, but it is not appropriate behavior for those who are considered family and friends. Watch out for these people as they only suck and drain without restoration or profitability.

Every relationship you have that is ongoing should possess a give and take. Jesus gave his life on the cross to receive our life on earth. He gave his life and we must give ours also. If this is not the transaction your relationship is fake.

Can you change an identified “fake relationship?”

No. You can assist the change process, but you can only change yourself. The assistance comes in the form of communication. You simply tell the person that their behavior is fake and for this relationship to continue it must change or else I do not see any reason to continue this fake relationship.

At this point you wait for the results and if the change does not occur, you have the choice to continue the fake relationship or enter reality and leave that relationship alone.

Remember, for every fake relationship you possess, the opportunities for “real relationships” diminish.

Do “fake relationships” have value?

Yes! A one-sided value for the one asking and receiving, but never giving. That is why fake people enjoy being fake. It is also why many fake relationships do not change. It is a character flaw.

Do I have a responsibility to continue a “fake relationship?” 

No.

The Price Of Human Life, According To GM

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The executives at GM knew for 13 years that their cars had a defective ignition switch that would, well, kill people. But they did a “cost-benefit analysis” and concluded that paying off the deceased’s relatives was going to be cheaper than having to install a $10 part per car. They then covered up their findings and continued to let millions drive around with the defective part in their cars. There would be no recalls. There would only be parents and the decapitated body parts of their dead children…

Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? Is it not the rich who are exploiting you?

Some of you have forgotten that you were bought with the precious blood of Jesus. You have gotten caught up in making money and looking down on others. You’re good at creating a façade of financial prosperity, but harbor excessive debt that at any moment could blow up in your face.

Do not get caught up looking down at people. Placing financial numbers beside their head as a factor for value. The judge is at the door and is watching the evil and the good.

Remember this story when you work hard to impress others with cars you don’t own and clothing you’re still making payments on. The rich do not care about you. Please care for yourself and pay for things in cash. Remain at your true financially level and appreciate where you are. For the believer in Jesus this is only the corridor.

Are you carrying too much?

 

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Jesus said, “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30