When you make a decision to follow Jesus Christ, you will come against Satan’s first attack, which is designed to neutralize and paralyze you. Its design is to make you question whether a decision to follow Jesus was wise. He will use previously held relationships with unbelievers, namely your ungodly friends to draw you away from learning about Jesus and begin the process of walking in obedience to his law.
Expect the first attack from Satan to be long and drawn out. Persist through this first wave with success through massive exposure to the Word. Read the Bible voraciously. Start with Matthew and read as much as you can, all the way to the book of Revelation. Write your vision down. Read at least ten chapters a day.
As you read the Scriptures, God’s Spirit will begin the interpretation process as you read. Your understanding of God’s will for your life will begin to manifest and the voices of demons will find it difficult to get your ear. Keep reading and do not stop. No matter what you feel or what distraction Satan will produce, you must stick with your vision. Do not stop reading the Scriptures.
In order for you to be able to effectively wage war against the forces of darkness, you must understand your role as a Christian. You must understand God’s gifts and how to access them. You must know how to use your spiritual gifts to protect your heart, your family, & your walk with God. You cannot do this without first gaining knowledge. This is done through reading the Scriptures. Reading the Scriptures is crucial. Submitting to the text will give you access to God’s power. You cannot access God’s power if you put your feelings above the text. Some things you will find in the Scriptures will go against your evil heart, but you must submit to it.
Your submission to the read Word of God is your power. Transformation into the likeness of Jesus is a process. You can control its speed by how fast you read through the Scriptures and your willingness to submit in obedience to what has been written. The speed in which you learn God is in your hand. This is step 1.
We are living in dangerous terrain for Christians. While President Trump has signed a light executive order protecting Christians and has spoken about making sure we are not removed from every facet of life, there is much knowledge to be had and work to be accomplished.
When the Bible speaks about conforming to the worlds standard, it is specifically speaking about things that God has called sin that the world has called good. Side chicks are not sinners, they speak to the need for outsourcing in marriage. Fornication isn’t sin, its a trial run for marriage. Genocidal behavior is not sin, its a calling from birth. These things the Christian should not conform to.
Christians should seek to change the world. We should be deliberate about using what God has given us to be a blessing. We should be the epitome of love and should be the ones that continually edify. We should know about the things that are happening in our world. We should seek to change them with our resources. We should not allow the devil to move without contending for the faith. We should be standing in our armor fully clothed. We should not be afraid or dismayed by evil news, but should be encouraged to know the truth and be bold in our speech to proclaim it.
Running away from bad news has never healed the sick or made things better. Confronting the news in the power of God through Jesus Christ is the way a Christian should behave.
Posted in Christianity
OKLAHOMA CITY — A former missionary from Oklahoma convicted of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya was sentenced Monday to 40 years in a federal prison.
U.S. District Judge David L. Russell handed down the sentence to Matthew Lane Durham, 21, who had faced up to 30 years on each of four counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places. He also ordered Durham, of Edmond, to pay restitution of $15,863. Read more
Missionary work has a Scriptural basis, but unfortunately it may be weaponized. You should always question why someone wants to help you, but will not help those in ones own country or family. Always look for patterns of behavior and follow the logic. Would you take care of someones else’s kids before your own? Would you make sure the kid down the block is fed and neglect your kids?
So why would someone leave their country to help others in another country. When they have starving children in the one they left? Does that fit the logic test or is there something sinister underneath?
A Pomeranian puppy who has the unusual distinction of having undergone a sex change will be given a home next week. The puppy, named Red, is recovering after gender-reassignment surgery saved the dog from euthanasia. Read more
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them (Genesis 1:27). This only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions (Ecclesiastes 7:29). Our world is progressively getting worse and we are descending into the depths of hell. God, I only ask that you protect the people that call upon your Son Jesus and them that consider your ways and believe in your gospel.
Posted in MEDIA
The Christian is instructed by God to live a life free of unnecessary distractions and one that is filled with loving Him and others created in God’s image. The Christian is instructed to pray for his enemies and do good to them that use them and to turn the ungodly over to the Lord for judgment. God will repay the wicked for their godless deeds and any injustice they practice in oppressing others because of advantage.
On the outset it will look like God has failed the Christian and they were the fools who trusted Him. It will look like the wicked are wise and they are getting away with murder and injustice. It will look like the best decision a Christian can make is to do away with loving others and receiving hate and pick up some of the world’s ways of handling situations. It will appear that Christians are hopeless.
Jesus appeared hopeless when he went to the cross and surrendered his life to mankind. It looked like the leader of Christianity would suffer and die for nothing. His followers scattered and He cried. Three days later he rose from the dead with all power in His hand and a glorified body. He had the keys of hell in his hands and fire in His eyes. Death could not hold him. His oppressors were unable to stop Him from taking the throne and spreading His gospel through the Holy Spirit. His message in the book of Revelation is to hold on to the faith. To keep it close. To not fear death that is promised to some through martyrdom. So that we can mimic the resurrection, when we take our final breathe.