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When you understand the Holy Spirit more you will understand his power. You may have stopped by this blog today, because you are a subscriber and this is good. You may have fallen here by mistake, if that’s even possible, … Continue reading
I am determined to move beyond myself and extend my care for others. I will not allow an apathetic disposition to uproot the plan of God. I will extend love as far as I can and depend upon my God to hold me up. I will not trust in man nor be dismayed by apathetic so-called Christians who do not take the word of God seriously.
I will not fear when God clearly has spoken upon the pages of his book that he brings with his Spirit POWER. POWER to defeat fear and give me a sound mind. My mind has become filled with God’s wisdom and I choose to lose my mind and receive his. I suggest we daily do this. The world is growing darker. We must arm ourselves with the same mind of Jesus and prepare to suffer.
Suffer for loving the world while it rejects us. Suffer while we extend love and receive hate. Suffer for the cause of Christ. You can suffer and have joy at the same time. Have you ever hurt over a lost loved one that was heaven bound?
I thank God I was once blind, but now praise the name of Jesus, I see.
- Are you holding back because of fear? (monicamiller.wordpress.com)
- Cross of Joy (godversations.wordpress.com)
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This is a public service announcement to those who would call themselves Christians, that when you speak to someone, you would consider whether God has given you permission to say what is exiting your mouth.
A believer must understand that there is power in the tongue. It may be used to edify or destroy. It may be used to seduce or restore. It may be filled with deadly poison or sweet like honey.
How does one feel after speaking with you? Edified or torn down? Now rebuke for the moment is not pleasant, but to the ears of the wise its edification. I recall many years ago, I was spending time with a gentleman who called himself a Christian, but had no visible evidence and all I would do with this person is play video games.
I had recently come to Christ and God had stripped me from every other friend, but this guy or so I thought. Every time I would go into his dormitory room my heart would almost literally beat outside of my chest. I remember telling God that I was lonely. He did not care. He wanted me to stop hanging out with this guy.
I withstood my first position and continued. My heart would beat as if I was running, while I was in his room playing video games. It was not until I was in a prayer circle with a group of guys from church, that one guy stopped the prayer and told me exactly what I had been doing and that if I did not stop, I would be very displeased with what God is going to do next. I cried and repented. Never again did I speak or play video games with that guy. He would come to the room and I would not answer. I would see him in the stairwell and I would literally run back into my room. Scriptural reference/wisdom for those not familiar with the Bible is 1 Corinthians 5:11.
My walk with Jesus accelerated like you would not believe. I would enter rooms and people would say God has just entered the room. It was powerful. Disobedience hinders a Christian’s power like you would not believe. Godly words mixed with obedience is powerful.
The next time you speak to someone, understand they have been seasoned with lies already. They don’t need anymore. If negativity is going to exit your mouth or something of the appearance of negativity it better be from God or else let your words be placed on you and with the same measure that you use, may it be measured to you again.
All liars shall have their part in the lake, which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death (Revelation 21:8).
I read an article titled “Is Suicide an Unforgivable Sin?” that I believe is misleading and untrue. Although, I used the same title, as the article, I believe the better question is “Can I be a Christian and kill myself?”
The problem with being a Christian and killing yourself presupposes that God has given you a challenge that you were unable to handle and of course this is against Scripture. “There hath no temptation taken hold of you but such as is common to man. But God is faithful; He will not suffer you to be tempted beyond that which ye are able to bear, but with the temptation will also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13). Many men of God in the Scriptures desired death and yet God gave them ways to bear it. Elijah, Moses, and Jonah to name a few. Are they better than any believer in Jesus?
The Bible also declares that whoever destroys the temple of God will receive destruction from God. “If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are” (1 Corinthians 3:17).
The Bible also declares that those who endure to the end. Suicide is not enduring to the end, would be saved. “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 10:22).
Christians have power with God. It does not mean we never sin again after being born again, but it does mean old things pass away and all things become new. Sadly, television programming like TBN and other popular Christian media outlets jump at the opportunity to make being a Christian cool, by promoting some washed up celebrity who claims to be a Christian. Their lifestyle has not changed and nothing is new, but the words coming out of their mouth. You shall know them by the fruit they bear. Christian’s house the Son of God within them. God’s spirit lives inside them.
The article used Samson as a demonstrator of committing suicide, but Samson’s prayer makes this null and void. He asked God to take his life. God took it. Not Samson. Those pillars would not have been able to kill Samson with a strength anointing on him otherwise.
So in conclusion, I find it impossible to believe a Christian would commit suicide. It would be God’s failure to sustain and we all know with God all things are possible and we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
My husband and I attend a large Protestant church of the superfunrockband denomination. On Wednesday evenings, our church holds small group Bible studies, and HHG and I attend the one for married couples. We meet in a large room and split into small groups, each group with its own table and leader.
This past week was rough because the topic was sex. I just could not believe that all the things we joke about Christians saying were actually said. For example, one young woman actually used the women-are-like-a-crockpot crock of crap. This is not true, in case anyone has not figured it out yet. It does not take a woman, Christian or otherwise, eight hours to become sexually aroused. The idea that a man needs to spend eight hours giving her tender kisses, helping with the laundry, telling her how much he loves her, and bringing her flowers just to turn her on is wrong. She may like all those things very much, they may be nice things to do, but they will not make her sexually aroused. Why do Christian women keep telling men this? It’s like we’ve all succumbed to mass delusion.
Unbelievably, another woman told the group how hot it is when her husband does the dishes and plays with the kids. She actually said that as a serious comment, and all the other ladies laughed and nodded. HHG immediately texted me under the table, wishing to know why, if women find men doing dishes to be so irresistibly arousing, he has never received a bl*w j*b while up to his elbows in soap suds. I could no longer stand it, so I whipped out my iPad and looked up a recent study, refuting her blue pill bull pucky by reading aloud the following quote:
A February paper in the American Sociological Review reported that married couples in which men take on a greater share of the dishes, laundry and other traditionally female chores had sex less often than average, which in this study was about five times a month. Yet couples in which men confined themselves largely to traditionally male chores such as yard work enjoyed sex more frequently than average.
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