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FRUSTRATED TO TEARS – APATHY

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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.

IT’S DANGEROUS TO FORGET

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There may be humor in the guy who forgets his anniversary and his cute wife hits him over the head with a paper towel or thumps him on the forehead.  There may be a chuckle when someone forgets to check themselves before leaving the bathroom and toilet paper is hanging from their pants as they walk down the work hallway. We are prone to forget things and sometimes often, but there are some things that are too dangerous to forget.

THE LORD

Those who choose not to retain the knowledge of God will lose their soul. “But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it–not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it–they will be blessed in what they do” (James 1:25).

Blessings flow to those who remember the Lord and when this life is over they will enjoy eternal life.

 “Be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them” (Deuteronomy 4:9).

“For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now restrains will do so, until he be taken out of the way” (2 Thessalonians 2:7).  You may have read my post titled “THE BIBLE on the History Channel”, if not, you should read the post and the comments. I believe the information is rewarding and compliments Deuteronomy 4:9, above, particularly the part on teaching your children.

May you not forget the word of God as it is written and may you seek to retain his knowledge for the world is working hard to deceive. Rightly dividing the word of truth will be required, because the world is using the Bible to deceive. This concept is not foreign, but old. Satan tried the same with Jesus in the wilderness.

 Just because someone holds the Bible and teaches from the Bible does not mean this person is saved and knows the Lord. Remember the Pharisees?

It’s dangerous to forget that belief in Jesus will incur persecution.  Think it not strange. They persecuted Jesus and they will persecute you.

CHAOS

Bomb by _Gavroche_, on Flickr

The informed have known for years that the original family is under attack. The informed have also known that before homosexuality became a huge item in America the enemy was often found in ones own home.  Cain murders Abel, Ham mocks his father, Noah, by looking at his nakedness, Jacob deceives his brother Esau and Absalom tries to take his father’s throne and many more stories like these are found in scripture.

In fact, chaos began with God. The Tower of Babel was one demonstration of unity that God interrupted. Why? The people were not unified in giving God glory, but rather to make a name for themselves, which contradicts God’s reason for our creation. This contradiction in-turn creates chaos.

If the family is to unify, it must be under the umbrella of giving God all the glory. By contradicting your purpose, you create chaos in your life. Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked (Ecclesiastes 7:13)?

There are churches picketing and putting up signs against homosexual marriage. Some are even bold enough to disrupt funerals and cause all sorts of drama, but is this wise? When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them (Proverbs 16:7).

What should the church do? Unify under the umbrella of giving God ALL the glory. Not actors or actresses. Not Prada or Brahmin. Not houses or hummers. God will straighten the chaos created by our contradiction. Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to keep your eyes and your affection on things above where Christ sits upon the throne. The measure of chaos in your home will diminish and when the world sees your good works they will glorify God.

God interrupted the people at the Tower of Babel to bring confusion because of their agenda. I can only imagine what he would bring to the people who are unified in giving him glory. God always brings something, but you choose what it will be. Peace or chaos?

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DEFEATED?

Follow the wind. by mzarzar, on Flickr

Someone told me about a Christian defeated. I wondered who this man could be. I searched the scriptures ravenously and could not find where a Christian was not set free. I thought to myself if indeed this exist it must be outside the scriptures you see.

This man said, I saw churches destroyed and church homes demolished. I saw Christians placed in jail and even fired. Christians removed from the military and the Senate. I saw Christians mocked in the media and even losing ground on the moral issue of abortion and gay marriage.

I asked myself this man must be right. Christian’s have been defeated look at their plight. Really! Look at their plight. But out of the dark stood a man on the cross his name that continues to shake the nation. The name above all names. The King of kings and Lord of lords. He is the Wonderful Counselor and the Prince of Peace. Jesus is his name.

This man has accomplished what no other could do. He rose from the dead and set the captives free. See this man who said, Christians are defeated has forgotten that he has been made free.

Are you defeated? No! This can’t be. For into the grave shall all men proceed and those who know Jesus will wake up with everlasting life indeed.

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TESTED!

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The clock is two-minutes to nine. The time allotted for the test is almost complete. The sweat on the brow drops onto the test paper and mixes with the graphite of the pencil and thoughts of failure begin to emerge.  I have five questions left and not enough time. I need more time. The buzzer goes off and pencils down. Will I make this promotion? Will I have the victory or will I have to repeat this test again?

I have just been tested. As I carry myself outside the testing room, I am overcome with the sense of another test. This test is so much more difficult and yet a test for which I cannot escape. This test comes with promotion and a study guide as well. This test is for all mankind. No one escapes this test.

Jesus was tested. When taken by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness and fasting 40 days and 40 nights, as to be expected, he was hungry. Satan comes to test his loyalty to the Father and demands that he turn stones into bread. Jesus spoke the words recorded in Matthew 4:4 “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Similar words given in Deuteronomy 8:3 “that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.” This was a test.

The people of Israel where starved by God (Deut. 8). He was testing them. He was proving whether or not they would stay the course. Our tests are different. Our challenges are different, but they are all used for the same purpose. Whose voice will we listen to?  Will we listen to the familiar spirit? Will we listen to the ungodly friend trying to get us to sin against God? Will we listen to the person with good intentions, but ungodly advice? Will we be promoted into the kingdom of God?

Choose God’s word over every other voice. Live free. Get promoted!

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Christian Soldiers

Look up. by Nathan O

This is for all those Christian Soldiers that our Commander and Chief, Jesus Christ, left behind to do His work until he returns to take us home and make this world like heaven. He said that He will never leave us or forsake us.  He told His disciples and us that He would send the Comforter (the Holy Spirit) to give us power to do whatever He commanded us to do.  Whatever our situation is, in this life, whether good or bad our Commander and Chief by the power of the Holy Spirit is right there with us guaranteeing our success.  Remember, when the pressure of life comes crashing down upon us our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said that we are more than conquerors in Him. I have to go because our Commander and Chief is calling me, but remember, Onward Christian Soldier!!!

by Roger (Senior) (Guest Post)

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