Oct 19, 2019

╫ Why Are Christians Returning To "Jewish” Feasts?

Sep 29, 2019

The Voice of Truth

Today, after having a nice conversation with a friend. I was researching  a topic and came across an article about a well- known (to some) preacher who’s health is failing.  The article was old, but filled mostly with accounts of this man’s false witness and questioning of his character.  I honestly was a little surprised because I had no idea that so many people felt this way about him, mainly because I haven’t kept up with him, or bothered to question what other’s thought of him.  It reminded me that there is plenty I don’t know, plenty I am unsure of and that no man or woman has a monopoly on the truth – but there is One who IS the Truth and who will lead me into all Truth.   

John 16:13 “However, when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth.  For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak what He hears, and He will declare to you what is to come.” 

I think discerning the truth about a matter is critical especially this day and age and especially when it comes to the things of God. 

Mankind has been distracted, deceived, swayed and swung left and right by every wind of doctrine.  This is even more evident and prevalent thanks to social media, hybrid pseudo religious movements, theologies and modern day “prophets”.  (I say that with some sarcasm).  

We should learn to discern the difference between the gospel and gossip, propaganda and purity, truth from tall tales.  But yet, few want to know it, few search for it, few long for it, few realize they are bound by lies and deception and find comfort in what is familiar, what is tradition, what others have taught them regardless of the manmade credentials that follow their name – generation after generation have been taught lies and many defend these lies with their lives, as truth.  Today’s truth for many, come by way of a cute meme, or some saying posted and reposted, exponentially multiplied across the world wide web making lifelong slaves of ignorant people to deception, so much so I believe it has become part of the mass DNA.  Websters defines ignorant:  destitute of knowledge or education; lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified.  Resulting from or showing a lack of knowledge of intelligence.  It comes from the root word “Ignore”… i.e. in this case, to ignore the Truth. So if you are ignorant of a matter, you have purposefully ignored to know the truth of it.  Ignorance is not an excuse, it’s a confession. 

John 10:27-28 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand”.

What is the “voice”… of God?  When we think of voice we typically think of sound, dialect, accent, language.  But we know the “voice” of God is the voice of “truth” which can be found in His Holy Word and we also know that the “Spirit of Truth” comes to live within us when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.   The Spirit of Truth will attest to the Truth i.e. bear witness, when we hear it and receive it. 

So how then are we to discern fact from fiction if we don’t know the voice of the One who is the Truth, the Spirit of Truth?  We can’t.  The voice is the essence, regardless of its dialect or language.  When you hear the truth, if the Spirit of Truth lives within you, and you pray and ask for discernment  - you will know it, His spirit within will bear witness and it will literally be written upon your heart. 

The voice can be found in His Word.  It is alive, His Word is His voice.  If we are strangers to His Word, then His voice will not be discernable among the multitude of voices spewing false testimony and doctrines of demons no matter how pretty, how handsome, how educated, how well appointed and liked they may be.  No matter how long the story has been told, the tradition upheld or the fierce determination with which it is delivered and disseminated.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.  And no wonder, for satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.  It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.  Their end will correspond to their actions…”

If what we are hearing, giving an ear to, does not correspond with His Word/His Voice, then its another gospel, another god, another deceiving spirit. 

1 John 4:1 Beloved do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God.  For many false prophets have gone out in the world. 

Jeremiah 23:16  This is what the Lord of Hosts says:  “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you.  They are filling you with false hopes.  They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord”.

How do you hear the Voice of God – read and study His Word.  There is no other way, there is no compromise, there is no substitute.  In the multitude of voices we hear, which ones are speaking the Truth?  What is your source of Truth, what is the golden standard of Truth for you? 

John 14:5-7 “Lord”, said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?”  Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.  If you had known Me, you would know My Father as well.  From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.”

Aug 6, 2019

Where is the Love?

So much I see on social media about what we should and should not be doing, saying, thinking... I learned a long time ago the poison that spews from the media, and it includes all forms, even here on facebook because the "people" are so easily influenced by what someone else says, or does. Influenced by the propaganda machine that comes in all forms, and its voice grows louder and louder by the moment. No one can really think for themselves. Turn off your damn TV's, stop listening and watching all the BS the enemy spews out of its mouth through everyone around you, on TV and online. Limit your time online and that of your kids, control what goes into your mind and what you take in through your eyes. The only way a human or a nation is changed, is through the transformation of the mind... by the washing of the word... if you believe and seek to follow Christ. We think its "getting bad" now - if you read and study scripture, you will know this is like a Sunday walk in the park compared to what has been prophesied and written and sure to come. Don't be so foolishly surprised and stop crying wolf, when you know full well this is part of the deal. The "hate" we see and witness has its roots in one enemy, for we wrestle not with flesh and blood and as long as the masses keep their eyes on this distraction, the flesh, the right or left, the republican or the democrat, the christian or the muslim, the black or the white, the rich or the poor, the one who carries a gun or the one who doesn't... as long as you fight amongst yourselves, or proclaim to have the answer, without becoming the answer yourself, we lose. All of us. We have yet to learn to live the truth we are so ready to defend - and most are so far removed from the Truth, they really have no clue what it is they are fighting for... Faith without works is dead, i.e. it is no faith at all. Some will one day rise above the petty disagreements and snowflake sensitivities, and others will continue to die and decay in their disillusion and then wonder what in the hell happened when the "fat lady sings", and the show is over. So so many are so deeply entrenched in lies they never saw coming, do not realize they are a part of and unwittingly promote because they have failed themselves to seek the truth, to know the truth - to busy fighting for their own sense of identity and crying over spilled milk. Bitching and complaining about whats not right in their world, usually caused by their own hands, minds and mouths. We are a gluttonous, murderous, evil and depraved nation and for anyone to say otherwise is a liar. The enemy we are battling is not the nosey neighbor, the pedophile priest or the grand governments of this world. When the change we seek to have starts with us on our knees seeking God, rather than the world's approval or accolades, followers or friends, then and only then will change come. When we realize on a very real and personal level what repentance is and cry out for a repentant heart, then and only then will change start to take place. We are an ignorant, unrepentant, unwilling, proud, arrogant and evil people. No maybe you the one reading this isn't all that, but collectively we live in one of the most evil and depraved nations that exists on this planet and if you think otherwise, your head is fully submerged in that cesspool of lies and excrement the enemy has been feeding us for centuries. (We produce or host more pornography than anywhere else in the world, more than 60% of all the world combined and we are in the top 10 of the countries performing abortions). The enemy goes about like a roaring lion seeking to devour.... likewise he is setting off bombs, starting fires and creating chaos and instead of our turning to God in repentance, we run to the commotion like maggots to rotting flesh, promoting it, telling the world about it, analyzing it, wallowing in it like filthy pigs ready to consume it all until we are bloated and about to bust. There is truly only one answer to the woes of this world, and if the small minute amount of common sense we have is used to humble ourselves, repent and turn from our wicked ways and toward God, then maybe, just maybe He will hear from heaven and began to heal us and prepare us for what is to come. Ok thats my annual rant. I will go back to feeding the raccoons. :-)

Jul 17, 2019

Hell-Shaking Prayer || We Need This Now More Than Ever 2019

One of the best messages I have heard in a very very long time!  Surely I will listen to this over and over again!  Highly recommended, very powerful! 

Jun 5, 2019

Hold Your Cross Up High....So People Can SEE It!

May 30, 2019

Is the Great Falling Away... Really the Great Falling WITHIN? - Joanie Stahl

May 28, 2019

E154 The Overlooked Power of Spiritual Doors...In Heaven and Earth!

Apr 16, 2019

Bible Prophecy Update – April 14th, 2019

Mar 12, 2019

Your Great Name (Natalie Grant) by Jenna Lee featuring Bekah Bettis

Feb 14, 2019

Thank You!

I am so thankful for the long drives back and forth between work and home. He always without fail, gets my attention and overwhelms me with His presence. Honestly sometimes I wish the journey was a million miles longer because its then, when I am alone, with hardly any distractions or obligations but simply to drive - that my mind, my thoughts, my attention is turned toward Him.

And I began to recount the ways He has made Himself known to me, His mercies, His goodness and faithfulness, His sacrifice and His unending, unwavering and unwarranted love for me. Realizing that I don't even deserve the breath that fills my lungs. Humbled by it all, an incomprehensible, unimaginable and indescribable love that endures, that never fails. In all the years past and the time to come be it seconds or centuries, I know without doubt, without question this longing of my heart that I can hardly articulate with words, will only be satisfied - when I see You face to face, as You are, and simply worship You and tell you Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Jan 25, 2019

Come and Behold!

How can I ever tire of  reading and hearing about this magnificent love for us?  A love that stretches beyond eternity?  Not bound by time and space, a love that knows NO bounds!  No bounds!  Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced, that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord,”

I have not seen your face with my own eyes, nor felt my hand in yours.  But I know you somehow, I see the evidence of you all around me and I am undone by what you have done, what you have created, by what you have freely given.  I cannot comprehend your mercy  and grace, so undeserving.  These days… these times,  find me wanting to have the power the ability the strength to pull back the curtain, the veil so that the whole world can see you.  Even I, to see you as you are …to know you like no other.   There is a sweet frustration, that I cannot describe, such a longing to say to the world “Come and behold… Magnificent and mighty, full of mercy and grace, our King!  Come and behold!  Come and see!  Ancient of Days, Mighty and Majestic!  Behold God of all creation!  Come and stand in the presence of Yahweh!  Come!

1 John 1:5 “…God is light, in Him there is no darkness at all.

2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.  Instead, He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and active.  Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

Isaiah 40:23 “He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.”

James 1:17 “ Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

John 4:24 “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth”

Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”

Numbers 23:19 “God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind.  Does He speak and then not act?  Does He promise and not fulfill?”

Psalm 18:30 “As for God, His way is perfect:  The Lord’s word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in Him.”

Psalm 50:6  “And the heavens proclaim His righteousness, for He is a God of justice.”

Psalm 116:5 “The Lord is gracious and righteous, our God is full of compassion.’

Psalm 68:19-20 “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.  Our God is a God who saves, from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.”

Psalm 84:11-12 “For the Lord God is a sun and a shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor, no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.  Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in You.”

Micah 7:18-19 “Who is a God like You, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance?  You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.  You will again have compassion on us; You will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.”

2 Samuel 22:32-34 “For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?  It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.  He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He causes me to stand on the heights.”

1 John 4:7-9 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.  This is how God showed His love among us:  He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.”

Psalm 33:11-13  “But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.  Blessed is the nation whose od is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.  From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind.”

Job 12:7-10  “But ask the animals and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.  Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?  In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”

Deuteronomy 4:31  “For the Lord your God is a merciful God; He will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your ancestors, which He confirmed to them by oath.”

Psalm 136:26  “Give thanks to the God of heaven, for His steadfast love endures forever.”

Zephaniah 3:17 “ The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.”