Just to make you Think

This blog is designed to make you "think". Also to encourage,exhort,edify and "Warn" the saints of God as we see the day of The Lord on the horrizon.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Mercy and Kindness of God Toward Sinners

God extended his Mercy, Love and Kindness to us all, when we were not in the least worthy.
As it is written:
And you hath he quickened (made alive), who were dead in trespasses and sins:
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:1-7

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 1:3

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Titus 3:5

But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.   Matthew 9:13

God did not come to save the righteous, but rather to bring sinners to repentance. He came for those who needed His forgiveness, who needed His Mercy. God didn’t save any one of us because we were worthy of it, there will be no one in heaven who will be able to say "Well I know why I’m here; I was just such a good person".

As it is written:
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10

God did however, and still does, know our hearts.

But if any man love God, the same is known of him. 1 Corinthians 8:3

God knows us inside out, the creator knows His creation, and He expects us to walk in a way that is pleasing to Him.
Good works will follow Salvation, because His people want to please Him.
Others may think you’re not worth much, that you don’t do things correctly, but if you have a heart for God, you are precious to him.
The world may not see all you do but God does, and He sees how your heart breaks at the wickedness you witness in the world around you. He sees the time you spend praying for others, the people you try to help. God judges you by your kindness, longsuffering, meekness,  your compassion toward others, your love and your faithfulness to Him in all these things.
Jesus said, "For so much as you did this not unto them, you did it not unto me". God is concerned by the depth of our love, our capacity to forgive others. We all need the forgiveness and Mercy of the Lord, so therefore we must be willing to show that forgiveness and Mercy to others.

As it is written:
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.  Colossians 3:12-13

We continue to receive the mercy of God as we extend that same Mercy towards others.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7

For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. James 2:13

Jesus was the one who showed mercy, who came to deliver those bound in the chains of sin, to set the captives free. Man because of his religious blindness closed their hearts to their deliverer. They were comfortable making their traditional sacrifices to the temple to atone for their sins, only to go right back out and commit the same sins again.

As it is written:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Matthew 23:23

Many are quick to judge, and many have great faith, but quite often both of these traits are not tempered with mercy, which you can see in the above scripture, is sandwiched right in between Judgment and faith.

And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Luke 1:50

As it is written in relation to the good Samaritan:
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 
And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Luke 10:30-37

The scriptures above show us that as God has extended His Mercy to us all, then we are to have mercy one to another.

Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. James 5:11

Read Nehemiah 9:11-31 Scan these verses to see the miracles of God for the people of Israel, to see the repeated sins of Israel, and yet in turn, the Great Mercy of God.

Read Psalm 106:1, Psalm 107:1-28 scan rest of psalm. We must remember always that it is purely by the mercy and grace of God that we are saved. May you be blessed as you study God's Word.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

It's about Endurance saints not enjoyment!

Our walk with Christ is not about Enjoyment, it's about Endurance, it is not written, that he who enjoys life to the end shall be saved, it is written, he who endures to the end shall be saved!
So no matter how terrible things are for you, if you lean on the Lord He will help you endure to the end, He will cause you to endure to the end, for He has promised to be with us even unto death, and we, as of yet, have not had to suffer unto death striving against sin..

Saturday, December 13, 2014

“Break up the Fallow Ground"

A few weeks ago the Holy Spirit put on my mind the following words "Fallow Ground". So, as I usually do, I dug into the word, in order to fully understand, what the Lord was trying to speak to me. First of all what does "Fallow ground" mean? It refers to untilled ground, that which has been without the seed for a season. In other words, it's dormant, dry, parched land, without life springing forth from it's being, it's Fruitless!

You could liken it to one who is without the life of the Spirit of Truth and the Word of God active in their hearts and lives. Those who are content to live as they are, not knowing they are dry in their souls, and void of the Truth.

It is written that God spoke to a Backslidden Israel:


"If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, return unto me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove."

"And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory."

"For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, "Break up your fallow ground", and sow not among thorns."

"Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of "your heart", ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings."
Jeremiah 4:1-4

So we can know that God, when speaking of "breaking up the fallow ground", is speaking of and to the luke warm, backslidden Children of God, and instructing them to turn from their sin, and humble themselves, lest they perish.

The thing with Israel, as with many in the “church” today, is that she had played the whore before God, and she had no shame. Israel had “justified” her sin. Juda even had only half heartedly turned to God, and God hates half heartedness, luke warmness.

So the Lord spoke to Judah, and to all Israel...

This message was to the Jews & the Gentiles. For God, because of their sins was so angered that He was bringing their enemies to make them desolate. They realized they were going to be spoiled/conquered by their enemies because of their sins against God.

It is written:


The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.
For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us, Jeremiah 4:7-8

Oh that the church, and it's leaders today, would understand that the reason God is coming against America, is because of the sins of the “church“. The most wicked and evil leaders today are not the likes of Obama and others, but the wolves in the “Church”.

Wolves in "the organized church system" of today, admire, and associate with those in Political, and or Religious power, and are friends with the world, only in order to gain "advantage" for themselves.

The representative of the Mother of Harlots (Pope Francis) who recently met with all His Little Harlots (Kenneth Copeland, James and Betty Robison, John and Carol Arnott, and others who were pictured with the pope) are traitors of The Truth, who make merchandise of the sheep for their own gain.

Rick Warren says Christians and Muslims worship the same god. He is a Harlot. He has proven his hatred for The Truth my the fruit of his lips and his life.

Rick Joyner member of the New Apostolic Reformation, next to the Roman Catholic bishop, is a knight of Malta and a so called Kansas City Prophet, a double minded man and a traitor to The Truth.

All such deceivers are "Harlots", and they had better wake up because God is giving all men and women space to repent, because He is Merciful. If you follow after these deceivers, flee from them, lest you receive of their judgment.

It is written:

And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF "HARLOTS" AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Revelation 17:5

As it is written:

O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee? Jeremiah 4:14

We can look at our country and the world today and see and know, it is time for us to truly seek the Lord, and His Righteousness, and Oh that the "church" and it's leaders would do the same.

It is written:

For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are "sottish" (stupid as a drunken person) children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. Jeremiah 4:22

Truly saints of God there is nothing new under the sun, man does not change unless the Lord changes his heart. We are no different than Jerusalem nor Israel...

It is written:

And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life. Jeremiah 4:30



For all those who have been coasting along, thinking they know God, and He knows them, and they are just fine. All is not fine, many souls are hanging in the balance and about to be found wanting, because of their Luke warmness, and their compromise, their unequal yoking, their love for the world and the things of the world, and their lust for power, and fame, and the fact that they do not want to crucify their fleshly lusts is going to be their downfall.

The fact that they are filled with covetousness to overflowing and leading others down the broad path, is what shall lead them, and their followers, to eternal destruction, except they REPENT!

Break up the fallow ground"

Pour out your heart before God and allow Him to break you down, that He might bring forth much fruit in you for His Glory alone!

As it is written:

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. Hosea 10:12

For it is written:

And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. Luke 9:62

As it is written:

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22

We as the children of God should follow none but Jesus Christ. We should forsake all who place themselves over the flock of God to rule over them. We should seek out the humble spirit filled with which to fellowship, and if not able to find such people, then we should fellowship with Christ alone, for what communion can we have with the luke warm?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Perilous Times Have Come!

I must preface this word, by stating, that if Jesus Christ is in you, for you to die is GAIN, and to be absent from the body, is to be PRESENT with the LORD.

Our one duty is to be Faithful even unto death!

Even as our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ was Faithful unto His death on the cross.

It is written:
This know also, that in the LAST days PERILOUS times shall come.

2 Timothy 3:1

PERILOUS = Dangerous, exposure to hazards, injury or loss.

It is written:

But EVIL men and seducers shall wax WORSE and WORSE, deceiving, and being deceived. 2 Timothy 3:13

We saints are living in that Perilous time, and in the time of Great Deception.

When God allows your enemy to tell you their agenda, and reveals their heart to you, then you had better take heed!

Americans cried out and voted for Change, and they were given their hearts desire. In the form of one Barrack Hussein Obama.

Now without even bothering to go into the intricacies of the meanings of each of the names, it is clear that it is a Muslim name, and unless you are muttering, "Take me to my happy place, take me to my happy place." even you can understand that!

The Muslims have made it clear that he is their man. And he has made it clear and affirmative that yes he is man, and he is their advocate. Quote from the man himself, “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Page 261 “The Audacity of Hope.”

While you have continued in your sin and your hatred of God, America, He has allowed your enemies to come in and take your country. The Muslim brotherhood is entrenched in the Obama Administration. Six American Islamist activists enjoy strong influence over US policy.

Islam has made it clear in all the earth what its goal is, and only those who insist in keeping their heads firmly shoved into the sand think otherwise. Islam has made coverts of angry, bitter, hate filled people who now are letting themselves loose upon the American population. A prime example occurred in Moore Oklahoma this last week, with the beheading of an innocent woman.

As I said, when God allows your enemy to tell you their agenda and reveals their heart to you, then you had better take heed and wake up to reality, and "if" the still small voice of the Lord is still dealing with you, Repent before you loose your soul.

For in the days and months and years ahead, you shall see and know things you didn't think you would live to see and know, for we have entered a time of great mourning and a time of great sorrow. Don't listen to the soft prophets who tell you all is well.

The same enemy that has been fighting against Israel for years, is now on our soil America, and it has the same intention, to wipe out all who will not bow to their god, and kill as many of us as it can.

"Oh", you say, "How can you be so negative?"

Listen are you interested in truth and facts or not?

If you choose to follow after deceiving prophets who tell you what you want to hear, what is comfortable for you, what pleases the lusts of your flesh, you shall perish!

The amount of lies and deception going on in the political arena are mind boggling, and to think that people turn a blind eye and deny, deny, deny. It would seem incredulous saints, if we did not know, if we had not been forewarned of this hour.

The amount of wickedness in our society our world, the corruption in politics, and politicians, government in general, is enough for one to see the Word of God being manifest in our society as The Truth.

Our whole nation is corrupt!

When Muslims point out the sins of America, they are right on point. For as a Nation we have voted for politicians who have removed God from our schools our public places. We have sinned to over flowing before and All Holy God, .....

We have twisted His Word to accommodate your sins, and worst of all we have done it in the thing that calls itself the "Church" in America, and we think God does not see and does not hear. Well He does and now our Nation is under His Judgment.

God has blinded the eyes of millions in the church and the world, to accomplish His will in our world and nation. We are facing even more wickedness, and tribulation than we have ever seen in this country. Sinners have been emboldened for lack of Judgment.

Even some in the "church" refuse to acknowledge these facts that stare them in the face, they to, have been blinded.

Will the Obama administration class the beheading of an American citizen in Oklahoma, as just another case of “work place violence”, as they did with the slaughter of 13 of our soldiers at Fort Hood, and the attempted murder 32, refusing to class it as a “terrorist act”? I hear it is being classed that way now in Oklahoma by the police.

These types of men (the Muslims terrorists) are extremely dangerous because they are set on fire of Hell, and this latest murder was suggesting that women should be stoned for disrespectful to Islam. I guess he took matters into his own hands.

And this is the behavior of his Muslim brothers, reportedly they shouted “Praise Allah” as they surrounded police at an Oklahoma press conference on the beheading.

We are in a terrible day saints, we have only one protector, one advocate, one defender. We have only one arm to depend on, and let it not be the arm of flesh. For only God can keep us, and only He can open up the earth and swallow His enemies!

 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

If you were to die today - some things to meditate upon.

Why do you insist in feeding what ever lust of the flesh that besets you?

Why do you feel that feeding your flesh is of more importance than feeding your soul?

Why do you have such anger against God when he does not jump to your aid at the first sign of trouble?

Why do you hold an offense against Him, because His will supersedes yours?

Why do you loose trust in Him because to your view He did not answer your prayers?

Do you not remember that He became flesh that He might be tempted as you are now tempted?

Do you not remember that He resisted the temptation to please His flesh?

Do you not remember His sufferings?

Do you not remember that He was bruised for your iniquities?

Do you not remember that He suffered unto death for you?

Why have you not submitted your whole soul to Him and resisted the devil?

Do you not remember that it is written, that if you submit your self to God and resist the devil He will flee from you?

Your flesh will die, it will perish, but your soul is eternal. How is any fleeting earthly pleasure worth your eternal soul?

Don’t be angry at God, for all things that occur, are for your eternal benefit. When pain and grief and troubles come your way, Trust Him, and Know that He has walked that same path before you ever did. And He was tempted in all points as you are now tempted, but without sin.

We have so little time left, and we can’t afford to be frivolous with the life that has been given to us, for it is our proving ground. What greater test when we suffer grief, and loss, or disease and sickness. Satan comes in and tells us, “Well if God loved you, or if God were truly real, surely He would not allow you to suffer so. Why bother to serve the one who does not meet your needs, or hear your prayers.”

Listen, God tests us, and tries us, and allows our Faith to be tempted, He seeks to purify us, that we might be fit for His eternal Kingdom. Can you trust and lean on Him and take of His strength to remain faithful unto death?

You could die today, is your flesh truly of more value to you than your soul?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Joyce Meyer to speak at IHOP December 2014

IHOP entertains every wolf and religious diva, and false prophet and teacher under the son, and now Joyce, please pray for all those deceived by Mike Bickle. Cut and paste the link below http://mywordlikefire.com/2014/08/13/joyce-meyer-speaking-at-ihop-kc-onething-conference-december-2014/