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Don’t Let Historical Knowledge Replace Your Relationship With Jesus

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In the information age there is a temptation to gather various data concerning all sorts of things and I would encourage exploration, but never lose sight of the words of Solomon. “The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body. The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person” (Ecclesiastes 12:11-13).

Learning things outside the Bible is a must if we are going to earn a living and contribute to our families by making money and teaching them how to interact in the world in which we live, but every pursuit should have God in mind. We should be most concerned about what he thinks and desires. He created us and not the other way around. It is in God’s love that he desires our prosperity and enjoys our praise and worship. Never forget that Jesus died on the cross for our salvation. His death was the payment for our sin and we inherit salvation when we repent and believe in the work that Jesus did on the cross for us. If we refuse the gift of Jesus Christ we will inherit damnation and no amount of self-help books or the power of positive thinking will help you.

In all your pursuits remember it is Jesus who is the way, the truth and the life. If you ever lose sight of him, you lose sight of everything that will matter when you pass from this life unto the next.

Behind the Veil

red-lips-and-rock-n-roll-a-vintage-glam-wedding-at-one-of-melbournes-oldest-pubs-971-intThere is a certain intimacy that takes place behind the veil. There are certain pleasures that are accessed behind the veil. There is a higher level of relationship that may be accessed behind the veil. The veil is a covering. It protects and shields against unauthorized access.

To get behind the veil you must be invited. To get behind the veil you must have a special relationship that gives you a pass to lift the veil. There is something romantic and mysterious around the woman who walks down the aisle with the veil and when the man of God gives the command to kiss the bride, access is given to the lips in the company of many spectators.

God has a veil and has invited people through His Son Jesus to access him. It is through the blood that was shed on the cross that gave mankind the ability and privilege to access God behind the veil. It is here where power is granted and gifts are maximized. Behind the veil of God mystery’s are unveiled. It is here where the believer in Jesus Christ has the privilege of sight.

Those outside of a relationship with Jesus cannot see, they are blinded by the veil. Many try to access God without a relationship with his Son and they fail to see that their sin forbids it. Once they repent and believe the gospel and begin to eat the fruits (Bible) that God has given, they are given access behind the veil.

It is important to note that while their is a veil for salvation, its true that God has many veils. Each veil hidden and accessed through a deeper and deeper relationship with him. The disciples had a different level of intimacy with God based upon their love and passion for him.

How far will you go behind the veil is up to you. Joshua said, choose this day whom you will serve. You’re depth is a choice. Understand this: The deeper you go in Jesus, the less and less people will understand you. You will begin to have more and more of the mind of Christ and remember his ways are not our ways, but you will begin to know them intimately. Remember, the multitudes knew nothing of Jesus, some of the 12 knew more, 3 of the disciples went even deeper and God separated them from the rest of the 12 and Paul went deeper still that God had to hinder him.

How deep behind the veils will you go?

Don’t Give Up: You Are Here For A Reason

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The sole purpose of man is to worship God. God desired creatures who would freely worship and love him. The only way for this love to be real it had to be tested. Test are given to measure effort and knowledge. God gave the first man and woman a test by allowing the serpent (Satan) to enter the Garden and deceive Eve. Mankind failed God’s test and sin entered into the world. It grew extremely fast. Murder right out the gate with Cain killing his brother Abel. In an effort to save man, God circumvented his owns words by preparing a lamb (his Son) to die in-place of man. Jesus became the scapegoat.

Now we fast forward to the year 2016 and there is still turmoil in the land. Wars and rumors of wars fill the social media accounts and household table-talks. The answer for them in the Bible was Jesus and today he is still the answer. In fact, that is why Jesus has not transferred all of the Christians out of the world. Jesus said, I have given them Your word and the world has hated them; for they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I am not asking that You take them out of the world, but that You keep them from the evil one (John 17:15). 

Who is this evil one? It is the same Satan found in the Garden of Eden. He is still being used to test humans love for God. We fight him the most aggressively when we love Jesus. Those in Christ will be kept. You can be confident that the blood shed on the cross and the Holy Spirit given as the earnest expectation of our salvation will deliver us from hell. Let us not grow weary in well doing.

All Christians have a responsibility to be salt and light. Flood the social media and the airwaves on youtube with light. Let the world know that the problems we face started in the Garden of Eden and the solution is Jesus. Any other solution will create for you a wandering in the desert effect. A cycle of depression and suicide in your family. A cycle of sexual, alcohol, and drug abuse. A cycle of mental disorders and sleep paralysis.

God wants to deliver us from all of our afflictions, but he has placed some parameters on it. Love him with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. This will lead you into all truth and set you free.

Christian’s Are Not Called To Run From Bad News

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Jesus said, “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world” (John 17:15-18). “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me” (John 17:20-21).

You may have noticed that my blog is filling with news clips of horrific crimes against humanity, you may be tempted to fear or hide your head in the sand, but that would be to disobey God. God has not kept you on this planet to run from society and hide, but to change it with the message of the truth. Way too many Christians think only of themselves and don’t take any time to pray for anyone outside of their immediate family.

Our way of life, as we know it, is becoming increasingly difficult. Wickedness is prospering. The murderer is prospering. The rapist and peadophile is prospering. If men can be with men and women with women, how can anyone really discriminate against the rapist or peadophile? Both have a genuine feeling for that person. What law prevents your cat and dog from being defiled with man. Nothing, but the Christian in prayer and sharing the message of truth and your testimony of salvation.

We know that wickedness will eventually overtake the Christian and we will seemingly lose the battle as our heads will be placed on platters for the world to mock us. It has been prophesied, but until then we must continue to contend for the faith delivered to us by the disciples of Jesus. We must war and fight against our flesh, demons, and fallen angels by the power of the Holy Spirit.

You have not been given a spirit of fear, but LOVE, SOUND MIND, & POWER!

In Nashville, Franklin Graham Urges Christians to Pray, Vote, and Stay Engaged –

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Christians cannot restore America by rallying behind political parties, but must pray, vote and engage in politics to uphold biblical principles, evangelist Franklin Graham told a crowd of about 8,600 gathered at noon today (May 3) in front of the Tennessee State Capitol building in Nashville.

It was the largest crowd to date in his Decision American Tour 2016 with Franklin Graham — a series of sermons and prayer rallies at each capitol in the nation that began Jan. 5 in Des Moines, Iowa — and is scheduled to end Oct. 13 in Raleigh, N.C.

“Some may ask, ‘Franklin, what would your father have done?’ Well, I can tell you right now if my father were my age, and had the strength, he’d be doing exactly the same thing I believe,” said Billy Graham’s son. “My father said in 1952, I think it’s the duty of every individual Christian at election time to study the issues and the candidates and then go to the polls and vote.”

Franklin Graham, the eldest son of Billy and Ruth Graham and the president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, evoked the words of his father as still pertinent today.

“Listen up church, he said, if I were a pastor of a church, I believe I would explain to my people where each candidate stood morally, spiritually and in relationship to the church,” Graham quoted his father. “He said I feel that we’re going to have to meet our political obligations as Christians and make our voice known if America is to be preserved with the type of Christian heritage which has given us the liberty and freedom we now enjoy.

“For unless,” said Graham, quoting his father, “America turns back to God, repents of its sin and experiences spiritual revival, we will fail as a nation. And I believe God honors leaders in high places who honor Him.”

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