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, November 25, 2007

Church What's With The Obesssion With Money?

Oh Dear, Ahhh... I just happened by chance, (no I take that back, not by chance... by the leading of the Spirit of God), to be scanning the idiot box momentarily this morning and I ran across a preacher promising to send you miracle spring water if you just call his 800 number right now..he guarantees that you will get all the money you need..his whole spiel it seemed as I watched was money money money..people testified how after getting his miracle spring water, they got thousands of dollars...Dear God in Heaven help us, we are wretched and blind and naked, we are covetous dogs, we are a shame to the kingdom of God.

Jesus tells us not to be concerned with the things of the world; like what we are going to eat, drink, wear, or where we are to be housed...we are to concern ourselves with the things of the kingdom, we are not to heap up treasures for ourselves on this earth where moths and dust corrupt them and thieves break in and steal them.
Folks we can't love money and love God, He who loves the world and the things of the world the love of God is not in him.

1 Timothy6:6-12
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

See also Matthew 6:19-34

Oh my, oh my, how this Peter POPOFF...yes folks that's his name and one of these days God is going to POP Him off ...right into hell fire. He appeared to be healing people, and claimed to be a man of God, full of the Holy Spirit....that's not what the Holy Spirit was telling me folks, this is one who doesn't know or fear God, his speach betrays him, his actions deny a Holy God.

2 Corinthians 11:14-15
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

I can't believe the gullibility of some folks it is just frightening, it is horrifying actually. When God brings His coming Judgment upon the western world church, we will know exactly why He did it.
Oh God keep our hearts from covetousness, open our eyes to what your desire for us truly is, lest when you come we be found wanting.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

What Is Love?

I have found in my life experience that those who speak the most about Love, practice it the least.
Love is much spoken of, yet practiced very little, why?
Because we don’t fully understand what it is.
I also have often found that those in love with love, seldom are in love with “The Truth” of the whole of God’s Word, they tend to only favor the scriptures that fit their view of God. Love is not just some warm fuzzy physical feeling that we get when we get our way, when our needs are met.

Love suffers long and is kind Suffering is not a thing conducive to human nature, let alone the concept of being kind to the one who is causing your suffering. Crucifying the flesh is something that we want to scan over and ignore.

Love does not envy In this age of covetousness even the Christian can become full of envy. They forget the Word that tells us to learn to be content in what so ever situation and or circumstance we find ourselves.

Love is not puffed up Love is not full of its own importance, but rather looks to the things of others. Love doesn’t self-righteously look down on others, thinking them to be spiritually inferior to themselves. It realizes that God uses others, God works through all His children to accomplish His will.

Love does not think evil of another without true cause: Love judges righteous judgment according to God’s Holy Word. Love considers others circumstance and feelings not just their own.

Love is not easily provoked to anger, nor to the need to retaliate, Love remembers that vengeance belongs to God.

Love doesn’t rejoice at the evil it witnesses, but rather is grieved by it. Love realizes the time in which it lives and that the days are evil, Love doesn’t give up, love keeps striving knowing the end reward.

Love rejoices in truth,when it encounters, and bears witness to the truth. Love wants only “Truth”.

Love is patient Love extends the grace to others that it expects God to extend to itself. Love doesn’t have episodes of road rage…waiting in line rage, I was here first, it’s mine rage…

Love forgives Love forgives as it expects its own sins to be covered, forgotten and forgiven by God. Love remembers where God brought it from and extends mercy to others.

Love seeks to edify others, it seeks to encourage and uplift even if its own circumstance may need encouragement, yet may not be receiving it from others. Love understands that in extending itself to meet the needs of others it’s own needs diminish, and often times are met when it is obedient to God’s commands.

Love treats others as it would have others treat them.

Love isn’t self absorbed it is not consumed with learning about self esteem, rather it is more concerned in learning about self-lessness. Love puts others needs above those of itself. Love puts others first.
Love is willing to crucify its own needs, is willing to lay down its life to meet the needs of others.

Love is not "What's in it for me"?

Love trusts God’s plan for their lives, without reservation.

Love bears all things, endures all things, believes all the things of God, put’s all their hope in God. Love behaves in accordance to God's Word.

When we have all these traits down, then we can know what love is.
When we can extend to others what God extends to us, then we can know God.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Judgment Of God Is At Hand!

The Spirit of the Lord spoke to me this morning and said 3 things to me.
1. Look up for your redemption draweth nigh
2. Even the Stork knoweth her time.
3. Least it come upon you unawares.

That was my lead of the Spirit to get into the Word of God. (For those of you who find the King James offensive, sorry, but that’s what I was raised on since salvation, so that’s how the Holy Spirit prompts me.)

Luke 21:28
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

What “things” is Jesus referring to here?
(Before all the things listed He said they will persecute the children of God.)
False Christs, false prophets
Wars and commotions
Nation rising against Nation and Kingdom against Kingdom
Great earthquakes in divers places (divers means: various)
Famines and pestilences
Fearful sights and Great signs from Heaven
Jerusalem shall be surrounded by enemies
Signs in the Sun, moon and stars
The nations of the earth will be in great distress (bewildered & confused)
The sea and the waves will roar
Men’s hearts will fail them, they will be overcome by fear
The powers of Heaven will be shaken

Jeremiah 8:7
Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.

How sad “God’s people” didn’t understand that His judgment was coming.
In chapter 7 you will see what God had pre-warned them of:

23But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.

And did they pay heed?

24But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.

And folks they didn’t listen to the prophets that God sent to warn them either.

If you continue in Chapter 8 you will see how it was back in Jeremiahs time:

They had rejected the Word of the Lord.
They were totally given over to covetousness; in other words they were overtaken with the cares of the world.
From the Priest to the Prophet they were deceivers.
They were promising good things, and peace.
They had no shame neither could they even blush.( In other words they had no sense of shame.)
Therefore the Lord told them that He would destroy them.
He told them He would take away everything which He had given them.
God told them that He was hurt because His people were hurt, Israel had been led astray.
Jesus Christ feels the same way today about His sheep that have been led astray.

Now if this doesn’t mirror the time in which we are living today what does?

Luke 21:34-36
34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Folks we need to break of our entanglements with this world, those things that distract us from what God has called us to do.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Seducing Spirits & Doctrines of Demons

I don’t know what it is about my thought process, yes I am a little strange, still God says He will have a peculiar people, but while sitting in my doctor’s office this morning, waiting to get my annual flu shot, I had what some may call a mini “revelation.” Now I must say right here I am not suggesting it was a “new revelation”, because there is no new revelation, it is all in the Word, there is nothing new, only what is in the Word can be revealed or enlightened to ones soul.
I heard the music that is piped through the sound system, you know the kind…well for a second, it sounded like what I should imagine is played in a place like say Las Vegas…for a second it sounded so seductive, so pleasurable ..only for a fleeting second, and I then the thought was placed in my mind, “This is the spirit that seduces the millions.” Then the process went further, I know it was the Holy Spirit speaking to me…He said to me, “That is the same seducing spirit that surrounds these slick new preachers and prognosticators of the so called enlightened gospel…that too is a doctrine of demons…
And you know I thought to myself, that’s why especially one young fellow and his pretty little wife seem so endearing, so charismatic so charming so very likable…it’s a seducing spirit…Then there are those who cater to the greed in human nature…that to is a seducing spirit…seducing men to perdition…even as I am writing this, I say my goodness where did that big word come from, so I looked it up, (not that in the Spirit I didn’t know what it inferred), it means- destruction eternal damnation. Oh Lord let the people hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.
My grandma used to say, “My dear all that glitters is not gold” in other words folks appearances can be deceiving. The Word of God says that in these last days, if it were possible even the very elect of God would be deceived. Let us be ever watchful and keep our lamps full of oil.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Oh Taste and See that the Lord is Good!!

It seems that it is becoming ever more increasingly difficult to convince people to taste of the Lord and see that He is Good.
How sad it is when you know someone who's life is in a shambles because of the choices they insist on making, yet when you try to share the Gospel of Jesus with them, well you almost convince them, they almost believe, but then the world and the lusts that war in their souls, wins out and they are dragged back willingly to their old life style. If only they would taste and see that the Lord He is good, then they would find what they have been searching for all their lives.