Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

KEEP THE HOUSE CLEAN

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”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. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds” (2 John 1:7-11).

Be careful who you cosign. When you cosign on a sinners evil, you become a partaker. Their evil reward becomes yours.

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We should be careful who we praise. Our children are watching. It is a sad day when those who clearly lived a life of sin are exalted and those with true nobility are seldom heard or exalted.

It does not surprise me. It has been foretold already in the Scriptures. The anti-christ should come and there are already antichrists here. Those who do not hold Jesus Christ in high esteem and exalt his righteousness are fooling themselves in thinking you can be great without him.

Our children are watching who we place upon the pedestal and if we are not careful they will one day desire to attain the same. I do not want my child trapped in sin and darkness. I do not want my child lusting after things that are fleeting. I do not want my child making excuses for mediocrity and sin.

I want my child to know what true greatness is. I want my child to exalt Jesus and him crucificied and resurrected. I do not want my child to think that every death is worth honor. Let there be a difference between two men or women. Those who die with honor and those who throw their life away, living in the pleasures of sin for a season.

Christians should take a word from Jesus “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

Overcoming Insomnia

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* This requires spiritual discernment. If you do not know Jesus Christ as Lord, this will appear to you as foolishness. 

I love to sleep. It is almost one of the most enjoyable times of my life. The reason I like sleeping is because it is so refreshing to the body. Last night, I had a dream where I won an award for “Man of the Year”. Not sure what I did to earn it, but I did accept the award. Maybe God is telling me something about pride. In any instance, I slept well and woke up fine.

I happen to love going to sleep well and waking up fine. Now there are times when the Holy Spirit will awake me out of a good sleep to pray. I will get up and go downstairs into the living room and pray. Once I am finished praying, I have no problem returning to sleep. This only happens two or three times a month.

Good sleep happens, in part, because I set my mind on things above. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee (Isaiah 26:3). I also believe “it is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep” (Psalm 127:2).

Sleep is a spiritual thing. A restless person is plagued at night or whenever its time to sleep because of something messed up in the spirit. “For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong; they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble” (Proverb 4:16). The devil will not allow you to sleep properly if you are not fully committed to the Lord. It hurts the groin when you try to ride the fence.

The person who rides the fence will face the greatest difficulty in sleeping at night. Lukewarm Christians have it really bad.

If you’re fully committed to serving Satan he will allow you to get a good nights sleep so that you will be refreshed in the morning to commit more terror with zeal.

If you’re fully committed to serving Jesus Christ, he will provide a barrier that Satan cannot overcome and will allow you to get a good night sleep, so that you can win souls for Christ and love people with all your might and have a great zeal.

Are you having trouble sleeping? Examine yourself. Are you fully committed to serving Satan? Are you fully committed to serving Jesus Christ? Choose to fully commit to either one and you will receive good sleep

If you decide to fully serve Satan, please understand his whole team will perish at the coming of the Lord Jesus, including the humans that join his alliance.

For those of you, who God has chosen, will get no rest until you fully commit to serving Jesus Christ. You Jonah’s need to stop resisting the Lord and come on over, trust me, the sleep is sweet on the Lord’s side.

BREATHE WELL IN SUFFERING

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It is natural to run from the sufferings of this life, only to find more suffering. Some work to drown sorrows in alcohol, sex, drugs, gambling, shopping, etc. Some may use weird techniques to eliminate the pain by meditating on absolutely nothing. When will earthly suffering end? The answer: The Grave. You must run through life with this understanding. Just accept that life’s suffering unites color, sex, and socio-economic status. There is a natural unity in all of mankind and that is suffering.

The moment resolution is made about suffering in this life, you can move on with faith believing and trusting in the impossible. Jesus learned obedience by the things he suffered. Suffering is as natural as breathing air. Let the fire of suffering make you shine as gold.

There are two types of suffering. The first is because of disobedience to Christ and the second is obedience to Christ. You can add unnecessary suffering to your life. For all the pleasure that sin gives there is a tail that brings suffering. Ask the addict who lost everything they had in their life because of it. This suffering should be avoided and can be avoided by obeying the voice of God and understanding his will for your life. The second suffering can never be avoided. This suffering is found when you choose to obey God’s word over strong desires to sin against it.

There is a pain that develops in telling your flesh the answer is no. Ask the dieter who tries diligently to put down the potato chips, ice cream, pizza etc.  The body will fight you. The devil will fight you. Spiritual darkness in heavenly places is against your success. Why? Your success shines the light for others to see and rejoice in the fact that making it is possible.

Breathing well in suffering is found in understanding that your suffering is not strange. For the follower of Jesus Christ understands that it is common to all believers. Since it is common, sit back and trust the Lord for the roller-coaster ride is almost over. Grab the hand next to you and say we will make it. Don’t allow the screams of others to cause you to lose hope. Jesus will never leave or forsake you and in the end he will be there to bring you home.

DON’T LEAVE THE CROSS

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It is important to keep at the forefront of ones mind the cross. Why? It is the foundation of Christianity. Paul said,  “for I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2). As the days progress there will be more and more challenges to your faith in Jesus. 

Evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived (2 Timothy 3:13). How? Through smooth speech and cunning craftiness will men and women be moved by teachers to fulfill the requirements of the flesh and not God. 

Be on guard to remember when you are despised for doing well, that Jesus, who was perfect was crucified. Steven a man filled with the Spirit of God was stoned to death. Many others within scripture and within our contemporary setting are being killed for telling the truth.

So, if you feel bad or beaten and you know your living holy, understand the wicked are being set up and they will have their day. Because God is just he will make sure you have your day as well. Your eternal life is on the way.

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God’s character doesn’t fit in your box

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Occasionally I find myself compartmentalizing aspects of my life. Here’s my hobbies, here’s my career, my faith is over here, and everything seems to be fine. I don’t think that’s what God wants us to do. God wants to be … Continue reading