Thursday, December 31, 2009

“Last Chance – 101”…Blog.

“Last Chance – 101”…Blog.

Today is your Last Chance…! This December 31 is your last chance to plan. Plan What…? Simply plan… not to make the ‘same mistakes’ that you made this year. I made one bad financial one and lost about $1,500. Ouch…! There are some other decisions that were made that were not probably in my best interest and I hope I have learned… ‘Not to make them again.’ How about you, have you made any ‘bad decisions’ or ‘mistakes’ that you “wish you could take back?”

(Romans 15:4) For = whatever things = were written before = were written = for our learning, = so that we = through = patience and comfort = of the Scriptures = might have hope.

The Bible can be our guide… IF we will only “Read & Study & Obey” those things found in its pages. It is much easier to learn from the mistakes of ‘Others’… than by our own mistakes. Recently someone asked me, “Where in the Bible is it found that I should not do XYZ?” My response is that the Bible is “Not a book of Answers”… but of Spiritual and Temporal principles for all mankind to live by. People often buy things and then don’t pay for and then wonder why they are being “Repossessed”…? I really like this TV program for is shows how ‘One’ can make… “Bad Decisions.”

America is in “Financial Crisis”…! The recent ‘G0vernmental Bail Out’ of some of the Financial Institutions is only the tip of the ‘Ice Berg’. Typically an iceberg has only 10% of its ice mass above the water line, 90% is below. We all hope there will be an ‘Economic Recovery’… but I do not believe there will be, a return to our previous standard. Too many jobs have gone off shore to foreign countries. Too many large companies have downsized and merged, leaving many unemployed. The news has hidden, many of these facts… in order ‘not’ to cause the public, to panic and stop spending!

(Luke 16:10-11-12) He who = is faithful = in the least = is also faithful = in much. = And = he who = is unjust = in the least = is also unjust = in much.
(Luke16:11) Therefore if = you = have not been faithful = in the unrighteous mammon, = who will entrust = the true riches = to you?
(Luke 16:12) And if = you = have not been faithful = in that which is another's, = who shall give = you = that which is your own?

We are only… a ‘decision’ away from failure. Most of the advertising is simply to breed in your mind and heart… “A Dissatisfaction”… for what you now have. As an example, Imelda Marcos, the wife of the former head of the Philippines, had “5,000” pairs of shoes. I know a nurse whose husband is an investment banker. She has 350 pairs of shoes in her ‘second’ walk in closet. Another friend, a phone store manager here n Florida, whose mother owns a ‘shoe store’ in New York, has ‘500’ pairs of shoes. How much was enough, just one more pair…! …LOL!

(1Corinthians 4:2) Moreover = it is = ‘required’ = in stewards, = that a man = be found = faithful.

A Stewart… is nothing more than a manager. We all have some area we manage. Our job, our family, our house, our vehicle and the list goes on and on. If you have ever owned a brand new car, you know what a job it is to keep it looking new. How about the vehicle you own now, when was the last time you… “Washed, Waxed and Cleaned your Ride?” How about that closet you have yet to get to? Or that pile in the garage that you have been put off… getting to?
(Proverbs 30:7) I have asked = two things = from You [God]; = do not deny them = before I die;
(Pro 30:8) remove = far from = me = vanity = and = a lying word; = give me = neither poverty = or = riches; = tear for me = my portion of bread,
(Pro 30:9) lest I be full = and deceive, = and say, = Who is Jehovah? = Or = lest I be poor, = and steal, = and violate = the name of my God.
What is wealth…? Having lived and worked overseas, I can tell you that most Americans really do not know… just how very good we have it. Many are so dissatisfied with what they have… they want something else. Say it isn’t so…? Why then are there so many divorces…? [Mark 10:11-12] Why do people buy houses… that they cannot possibly ‘Afford?’ Why do people buy ‘things’… and then file for bankruptcy? Perhaps we really do not know what we ‘really’ want…? Have you ever made a list about what you want and then compared to a list of what you really need…? Remember one thing… “What you ‘Own’… ‘Owns’… You!”

(Psalms 119:11) I have hidden = Your Word = in my heart, = so that I = might = ‘not sin’ = against You [God].

(Deuteronomy 29:29) The ‘secret things’ = belong to = Jehovah our God, = but = the ‘revealed’ things = belong to us = and to our sons = forever, = so that we = may do = all = the words = of this Law.

What are True Riches…? Well, I was waiting for you to ask. It is simply… Knowing God and what He has in His Word, the Bible. Sorry no, it is not, having learned many ‘head facts’ about God and the Bible. May I suggest it is what… “You Obey”… from the Word of God, the Bible. Many attend some Church or Fellowship and believe that they give to Him, ‘themselves’. But the Lord God of the Bible sees our hearts and knows our minds. Nothing gets by Him as it does by others, that we interact with. He God, is interested in our… heart attitude… toward Him and Others. Are you interested in Others…? Please see… “John 10:16”…?

(John 15:9-10) As the Father = has loved Me, = so I [Jesus] = have loved you; = continue in = My love.
(John 15:10) If you = keep My commandments, = you = shall abide in My love, = even as = I [Jesus] = have kept = My Father's commandments = and = abide in = His love.

(1Samuel 15:22) And Samuel said, = Does Jehovah [God] = delight in = burnt offerings and sacrifices = as in = “Obeying” = the voice [Word] of Jehovah? = Behold, = “to obey” = is better than sacrifice! = To listen = is better than = the fat of rams!

Obviously the ‘Last Chance’… for this year, 2009, is here for you. to “Decide?” While writing this, the old year is slipping away in less than 14-hours. Stop what you are doing for just a few minutes and think about this next year…? What will you give back to God, for all His benefits He has bestowed upon you…? No, I am not speaking about attending Church or Fellowship. I am speaking about… “Your Heart!” Will you dedicate, to Him, some special time…? Will you set apart some of the ‘24-hour’ day and use it as… an ‘offering to Him’…?

(2Corinthians 4:16) For this cause = we do not faint; = but though = our outward man = perishes, = yet = the inward man = is being renewed = day by day.

(Mark 1:35) And = in the morning, = rising up = a great while before day, = He went out, = and = departed into a solitary place, = and there = prayed.

Do you meet with God, in His Word… “Daily?” Or do you substitute that by listening to Christian music or something else? Or do you substitute your time in Church or Fellowship, for that ‘daily’ time with Him, in His Word…? Perhaps something as simple as meeting with Him, in His Word… Just as Christ Jesus did [Mark 1:35]…? Obviously it was important to Jesus to meet with His Father, and so it should be to us… “If we ‘really’… are His!” Christ thought it important to meet with His Father… “Daily”… and so should we…!

(1Samuel 3:21) And = Jehovah [God] = appeared again = in Shiloh. = For Jehovah = revealed Himself = to Samuel = in Shiloh = by = the Word of Jehovah.

(John 16:13-14) However, = when He, = the Spirit of Truth, = has come, = He = will guide you = into all Truth. = For He =shall not speak = of Himself, = but whatever He hears, = He shall speak. = And = He will announce = to you = things to come.
(John 16:14) He will glorify = Me [Jesus], = for He will = receive of Mine = and will = announce it to you.

About now… I can hear someone say to me, “You are Judging Me!” I have been told this ‘many times’ by people that read my blogs. Sorry, I cannot take credit for that. Other times, I have been told… “Well, that’s your Opinion!” Sorry, the Word of God stands sure. I only write what has been learned from… “God my Father, Christ Jesus my Lord and the Holy Spirit”… Who alone teaches me... from the “Word of God”. I only want to share with you… so that you… may share with others.
“Not To Decide… Is To Decide…!”

There is No… Middle Ground…! You choose to open your Bible daily and learn from the Word of God… “OR”… you choose “Not To”. You simply choose… what is ‘really’ important to you! IF the cares of this life… keep you from the Word, that is ‘only’ your choice. One cannot make that choice for you… “You Alone”… have to make that Choice. One must choose to make that choice. The dish fairy [like the tooth fairy]… does not come to my place. I must do the dishes myself! Or not To!

(1Corinthians 9:27) But = I buffet = my body, = and = lead it captive, = lest proclaiming to others = I myself = might be disqualified.

(Luke 24:44-to-48) And He [Jesus] = said to them, = These are the “Words” = which I = spoke to you = while I was = still with you, = that “all” things = must be fulfilled = which were written = in the Law of Moses = and in the Prophets = and in the Psalms = about Me.
(Luke 24:45) And = He opened = their mind = to understand = the Scriptures.
(Luke 24:46) And He = said to them, = So it is written, = and so it = behooved Christ = to suffer = and = to rise from the dead = the third day,
(Luke 24:47) and = that ‘repentance’ = and ‘remission of sins’ = should be proclaimed = in His name = among ‘all’ nations, = beginning at Jerusalem.
(Luke 24:48) And = ‘you’ = are witnesses = of these = things.

How much Time… do you have left in your life, to Live…? None of us know, do we? [Hebrews 9:27] Some die young and some die old. Yet we need to check our stewardship… to see if we are spending our Days… “Day by Day”… walking in Obedience to His Word. How can one do that without… ‘Daily’… spending time in His Word, The Bible. There is… “Only One Thing”… that I want to hear… from “Christ Jesus”…! Do you want the ‘Same’…?

(Matthew 25:21) His Lord said to him, = Well done, = good and faithful = servant! = You have been = “faithful” = over a few things; = I will = make you = ruler over many things. = Enter into = the joy = of your Lord.

… Or would you… ‘rather’… “Hear”…?

(Revelation 3:15-16) I know your works, = that you = are neither = cold nor hot. = I would = that you = were = cold or hot.
(Rev 3:16) So because = you are ‘lukewarm’, = and neither = cold nor hot, = I will = “vomit” you = out of = My mouth.

(John 15:3) = Now = you are clean = through the Word = which = I [Jesus] = have spoken = to you.

Thank you for Your EAR! [Job 12:11] Roger //Email//

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Monday, December 28, 2009

“Specificity – 101”…Blog.

“Specificity – 101”…Blog.

For some time… I have been thinking about… “Specificity!” Perhaps first, a definition of this word. “Specificity”. For diagnostic tests, the ability of a probe to react precisely with a specific target molecule. Wow, that is a mouthful. Just how is that ‘applicable’ to us in the real world…? I have been mulling over in my mind this concept. What exactly does it mean, in reference to the Word of God, for those that are Born Again Christians…?

Ever have a Headache…? Well, most have and perhaps take one of the ‘over-the-counter’ medications for that ailment. Aspirin used to be the do all / fix all… but in the last 40-years we soon see a plethora of substitutes, Advil, Tylenol, Bufferin, and many other. They all compete for your money with a varying display of advertizing to make you believe… ‘Theirs is the best for your problem.’ I have found by ‘trial & error’… what to take for a severe headache… “A Nap!” …LOL!

Surely we have all heard… “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” Of course medically it is, because it starts our metabolism after a nights rest or sleep. One time years ago, I read about a Harvard professor that slept only ‘2-hours every 12.’ I tried the same thing and after about 30-days my body and mind had a new lease on life. What I did not realize was that action also caused some problems with my other body functions. As quickly as I had started, I stopped it after about 3 months. But it took some time, another 3 months, till I once felt ‘normal’ again.

(1Corinthians 2:14) But the = natural man = does = “NOT” = receive the things = of the Spirit of God, = for they are = “Foolishness” = to him; = neither = can he = “know” = them, = because = they are = spiritually discerned.
“Specificity”… is a very good example to describe what happens in this Bible verse. Only those that are Born Again [born from above] by the Holy Spirit of God… can ‘know & understand’… the things that are of God and His Word, the Bible. The Word of God is… “Specific” to them… because of the Holy Spirit, living inside them. “The Holy Spirit”… is the only validation that one belongs to God, the God of the Bible. No Church membership or Denomination can make one… ‘A Child of God!’

(Romans 8:9-10-11) But = you are = ‘not’ = in the flesh, = but = ‘in’ the Spirit, = “IF” = the Spirit of God = dwells in you. = But = “IF” anyone = has ‘not’ = the Spirit of Christ, = he is “none” = of His.
(Rom 8:10) And = “IF” = Christ is in you, = indeed = the body is dead = because of sin, = but = the Spirit = is life = because of righteousness.
(Rom 8:11) But = “IF” = the Spirit of the One = Who = raised up Jesus = from the dead = dwells in you, = the One = who raised up Christ from the dead = shall ‘also’ = make your mortal bodies = ‘alive’ = by His Spirit = Who = dwells =in you.

Many times have I heard someone say… “Well I used to be a Christian but no longer!” Reading posts on the many “Religion BB’s” on the internet, this is a common mock of Christianity. But these above verses say something different. The Power to live for God, in Obedience to His Word… can only be accomplished by His Holy Spirit… giving us that power to live for God! What we could not do… because of our sinful nature… we can ‘now do’ in the Power of His Holy Spirit. If you are not living for God and His Word and you say you belong to Him… perhaps… you should re-examine your life…?

(1John 2:19) They = went out = from us, = but = they were not = of us; = for = if they were of us, = they would have continued with us. = But = they went out = so that = it might be revealed = that they were = ‘not’ all = of us.

People defend… their “Denominations & Churches” for this very reason. The do not have the Holy Spirit… and because of this… the Word of God means ‘nothing’ to them. The simply take the path of least resistance, and believe ‘everything & anything’, from the pulpit or their teachers. Say it isn’t so…? When was the last time you said something about a sermon or a song… that it went against what the Bible taught…? Many do not know, read & study, their Bibles even to know if something was wrong.

(Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and = to the testimony! = “IF” = they ‘do not’ = speak = according to = this Word, = it is because = no light = is in them.

(Luke 16:31) And he said to him, = “IF” = they do not hear = Moses = and the Prophets, = they will = ‘not’ be persuaded, = even though = one = rose from the dead.

Today I saw a post… about Rick Warren. You probably remember him during the election, with his interaction, with Senator Obama. Let me first say, that RW is a False Prophet, in sheep’s clothing. His book, the Purpose Driven Church… is the modern day… “Heresy!”

About now… some that like him will leave off reading this blog. If you have not left… perhaps I may then ask you… what is the Purpose of the Church…? Do you even know…? Is it like RW say, to meet the needs of the community? Or is it what God says in His Word, the Bible. There are many more such Videos there, see them for yourself.

(Matthew 6:33) [Christ Jesus said] = But = first = be concerned about = God's Kingdom = and = His Righteousness, = and = all of these things = will be provided for you as well.

(1Peter 1:14-15-16) as obedient children, = ‘not’ = fashioning yourselves = according to the former lusts = in your ignorance,
(1Pet 1:15) but = according to = the Holy One [God] = Who = has called you, = you also = become holy = in = “all” = conduct,
(1Pet 1:16) because = it is written, = "Be Holy, = for = I [God] = am Holy."

When was the last time… you heard about Holiness? Sure we all have heard sermons about… winning the lost to Christ! We have all heard about… the promises of God! Surely we have all heard… about what God expects of us! But when was the last time you heard about God’s Righteousness and Gods’ Holiness…? Many of us know about how God took Israel out of Egypt and judged that nation. But what about the land… where God moved them too…?

(Deuteronomy 18:12-13-14) For = “ALL” = that do these things [18:9-10-11] = are an abomination = to Jehovah. = And = “because of these abominations” = Jehovah your God = drives them out = from before you.
(Deut 18:13) You = shall be = perfect = with Jehovah = your God.
(Deut 18:14) For = these nations = whom you shall possess = listened to observers of clouds = and = to diviners. = But = as for “you”, = Jehovah your God = has “not” = allowed you = to do so.

How many of you… have read the “Harry Potter” books or see the movies? I know several Christians that… just love those books & movies. When I told them about what the Bible says about that topic… they no longer… considered me, their… ‘Brother in Christ!’ How can one say they Love Jesus… and then follow after demons and witch craft…? The television programs are abundant. Ghost Whisperer, Medium and the list goes on and on. Well just why will some that call the “Blessed Name of Christ Jesus” and say, that they “Know God”… continue with and in those things call… “Abominations”… by the Word of God…?

(Isaiah 28:13) But = the Word = of Jehovah [God] = was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they = might go, = and = fall backward [backslide], = and = be Broken = and = Snared = and = Taken.

(2Peter 2:21-22) For = it would have = been better = for them = not to have fully known = the way of righteousness, = than fully knowing it, = to turn away from = the Holy Commandment = delivered to them.
(2Pet 2:22) But the word of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog turning to his own vomit; and, The washed sow to wallowing in the mire.

(Luke 16:13) No servant = can serve = ‘two’ masters. = For either = he will hate the one = and = love the other, = or else = he will = hold to the one = and = despise the other. = You = “cannot” = serve God = and mammon.

“Specificity”… is what the Word of God is. It is “Specific” for every area and aspect of Life. The Word of God is Complete to address by Principle or by direct Command… what is Holiness and what is Not! One cannot serve God… and… “Not Be Holy!” One friend of mine worked in a ‘topless bar’ in California, to witness to the people about Jesus? Needless to say he shortly divorced his wife and child. Surely that is NOT what the Bible had in mind in… Seeking the Kingdom of God!”

(Luke 4:4) And = Jesus answered = him [Satan], = saying, = It is written that = "man shall not = live by = bread alone, = but by = ‘every’ = Word of God."

(James 1:22) Keep on being = Doers of the Word, = and = “not” = merely hearers = who = “deceive themselves”.

(John 15:10) If you = keep = My commandments, = you shall = abide in My love, = even as = I [Jesus] = have kept = My Father's commandments = and = abide in = His love.

The New Year… will come upon us this very week! Many make ‘New Yeas Resolutions’ only to break them sometime in January. But by the Grace of God… you can dedicate some time with God to meet with Him in His Word… “Each & Every Day!” You and you alone have to dedicate that time and then… meet with Him [Jesus]… as He met with His Father, each morning. That choice is yours. Well what if I miss that time…? Well then… Immediately… Begin Again…! Don’t give up to ‘lean and practice’… “God’s Holiness”… in every aspect of your life.

(1Samuel 3:21) And = Jehovah = appeared again = in Shiloh. = For Jehovah = “revealed” Himself = to Samuel = in Shiloh = “BY” = the Word of Jehovah.

(Mark 1:35) And = in the morning, = rising up = a great while = before day, = He [Jesus] = went out, = and = departed into = a solitary place, = and = there prayed.

(Deuteronomy 29:29) The “secret” things = belong to Jehovah = our God, = but = the “revealed” things = belong to us = and to our sons forever, = so that = we may do = all the words = of this Law.

Plan to make your News Year… a year wherein you will find… the Mind of the Lord… in His Word, the Bible. It will take discipline that you may not have. Anything worth having is worth living for. Live for the Word of God… as you make your life conform with His Word, The Bible.

(2Corinthians 4:16) For = this cause = we = do ‘not’ faint; = but though = our outward man = perishes, = yet = the “inward” man = is being renewed = day by day.

(John 15:3) = Now = you are clean = through the Word = which = I [Jesus] = have spoken = to you.

Thank you for Your EAR! [Job 12:11] Roger //Email//

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

“The Bethlehem Star – 101”

“The Bethlehem Star – 101”

During this Christmas season… many of us remember the story of the ‘Star’ that led the wise men to Christ Jesus the Messiah. There has been a lot of ‘conjecture and speculation’ about the date of Christs’ birth and if the star was a real star or was it something else. The Bible is non- specific about these issues. Some religions’ worship the heavens and still others hold certain days or months… ‘Holy.’ I will only address what I believe was that thing which came to be called… ‘The Bethlehem Star’.

(Matthew 2:1-2) Now = when Jesus was born = in Bethlehem of Judea = in the days of Herod the king, = behold, = wise men came = from the east = to Jerusalem,
(Matt 2:2) saying, = Where is He = Who is born = king of the Jews? For = we have seen = “His Star” = in the east = and = have come = to worship Him.

Some of the options… are that it was really a star. What happens is that with the ‘Celestial Navigation’ that a particular point on earth, would have to certain views different from another point some distance away. Alignment of those celestial bodies could in fact provide a ‘light reference point’… “But how did it move”…? Why then could it be seen by the ‘wise men’ and not others…? The shepherds who spend their lives in the field, did they not see the same star? If so, why then did the Angel of the Lord, announce to them the birth of the Messiah…?

(2Kings 6:16-17) And = he answered, = Do not fear, = for those = with us = are more = than those = with them.
(2Ki 6:17) And = Elisha prayed = and said, = I pray You, = Jehovah [God], = open his eyes = so that he = may “see”. = And Jehovah = opened the “eyes” = of the young man, = and = he ‘saw’. = And behold, = the mountain = was full of horses = and = chariots of fire = round about Elisha.

Our human sight… is limited to the “Visible Light Spectrum”. Only after God opened the eyes of his servant, was he able to see… “Angels” and “Chariots of Fire.” When was the last time you saw these…? My point is that God allows… ‘some to see’ and… ‘some not to see’. It was the same way after Christ Jesus was raised from the dead. Some of the disciples spoke with Him, not knowing who he was. Yes even the Pharisees and Scribes did not know that Christ Jesus was the messiah. Spiritual Blindness is upon all of mankind till they come to Christ…!

(Luke 24:15-16) And = while they talked = and = reasoned, = it happened that = Jesus Himself = drew near = and = went with them.
(Luke 24:16) But = their ‘eyes’ = were held = so that they = could ‘not’ = know Him.

Both of these… experiences could someone refer to, as a miracle. These miraculous actions were to keep some things secret and some things revealed… ‘only to those to whom’… they were … “to be revealed to”. Almost like the analogy of… ‘money’… some can handle it responsibly, but most cannot. The ‘Special Truth’… that comes from God’s Word, will be obeyed by some, but most will not. They have ‘no’ intention of following the commands of Scripture. They are only interested… in their own wants and desires... only to their own personal gain.

(Luke 16:10-11-12) He = who is faithful = in the least = is also faithful = in much. = And = he who = is unjust = in the least = is also unjust = in much.
(Luke 16:11) Therefore = if you = have not been faithful = in the unrighteous mammon, = who will entrust = the true riches = to you?
(Luke 16:12) And = if you = have ‘not’ = been faithful = in that which = is another's, = who shall give = you = that which is your own?

About now… someone is wondering what do, these principles have to do with the Truth about the ‘Bethlehem Star?’ God’s Holy Spirit indwells each “True” believer. But there are many that just celebrate Christmas without wanting to understand the Truth… about the Promised Messiah! He was born to die and rise again… for the “Sin/Sins”… of ungrateful mankind. That Savior came from the line of Gods’ chosen people, the Jews. So today, the hatred for the Jew comes from those... that do not want the “Jesus the Messiah”… to rule over them.

(Judges 17:8) And the man = went out of the city from = “Bethlehem-Judah” = to live = where he could find a place. = And he came to Mount Ephraim = to the house of Micah, as he journeyed.

(Micah 5:2) And you, = “Bethlehem Ephratah”, = you being least = among the thousands of Judah, = out of you = He shall come forth = to Me, = to become = Ruler in Israel, = He = whose goings forth = have been from of old, = from the days = of eternity.

There were TWO… Bethlehem’s in Israel. Of course the Scriptures differentiated which of the two that Christ Jesus would be born in. But just how long did the… ‘Bethlehem Star’… remain visible, there over Mary & Joseph…? Did no one else see this ‘Star?’ If it was a heavenly star, did it just disappear after leading the ‘wise men’ to… Christ Jesus the Messiah…? Did no one else, see this star…? Something this “bright and moving”, surely would have been seen… by others? Yet the Scriptures are silent about this information.

(Isaiah 9:6-7) For = to us = a Child is born, = to us = a Son is given; = and the government = shall be = on His shoulder; = and His name = shall be called = Wonderful, = Counselor, = The mighty God, = The everlasting Father, = The Prince of Peace.
(Isaiah 9:7) There is = no end of the increase = of His government = and = peace = on the throne of David, = and on His kingdom, = to order it = and to establish it = with judgment = and with justice = from now on, = even forever. = The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts = will do this.

May I simply say… that it is my belief, that the ‘Bethlehem Star’ was not a Star at all…? Have you ever thought about what it may be…? If it was not a heavenly body, what then has that “Light” in order to direct men, to find the Messiah…? Sorry no, I am not claiming to have any special revelation from God or from the Bible. But perhaps, you will listen to what I think about this… ‘Bethlehem Star?’ I do not believe that it was a star, but it was the… “Shekhina Glory of God…!

(Exodus 34:35) And the sons of Israel = saw the face of Moses, = that the skin of Moses' face = had become = ‘luminous’. = And Moses = put the veil upon his face again, = until he went in = to speak with Him [God].

(Acts 22:6-to-9) And it happened to me [Saul], = traveling and drawing near to Damascus: = suddenly, about midday, = “a great light” = out of the heaven = shone around me.
(Acts 22:7) And I fell to the ground = and heard a voice saying to me, = Saul, Saul, = why do you = persecute Me?
(Acts 22:8) And I answered, = Who are you, lord? = And He = said to me, = I am Jesus of Nazareth, = whom you persecute.
(Acts 22:9) And they = who were with me = indeed saw = ‘the light’ = and were afraid. = But they = “did not hear” = the voice of Him = Who spoke to me.

(Exodus 33:18-to-23) And he [Moses] said, = I beseech You [God], = let me see = Your glory.
(Exo 33:19) And He said, = I will make all My goodness = pass before you, = and I will proclaim = the name of Jehovah = before you. = And I will be gracious = to whom = I will be gracious, = and will have mercy = on whom I = will have mercy.
(Exo 33:20) And He said, = You ‘cannot’ = see My face. = For there no man = can see Me and live.
(Exo 33:21) And Jehovah said, = Behold! = There is a place by Me, = and you shall stand upon a rock.
(Exo 33:22) And it will be, = while My glory = passes by, = I will put you in = a cleft of the rock, = and will cover you = with My hand = while I pass by.
(Exo 33:23) And I will take away = My hand, = and you shall see My back parts. = But My face shall not be seen.

In all these Instances… it is the “Glory of God”… that Moses and Saul [Paul] saw. Moses had to in fact keep his face covered till that ‘Glory’ went away. The “Fear of God” was in that ‘Glory’ that shone. So too, it is my belief that the ‘Bethlehem Star’ was in fact… the “Glory of God”. Some could not see it, just as Elisha servant could not see the angels and chariots of fire. Just as those disciples of Jesus did not recognize Him as He talked with them on the way. Even Mary thought Jesus to be the Gardener. [John 20:13-to-18] Perhaps some more of the Glory of God…?

(Isaiah 6:1-2-3) In the year = that King Uzziah died = I then saw the Lord = sitting on a throne, = high and lifted up, = and His train filled the temple.
(Isa 6:2) Above it = stood the seraphs; = each one had six wings; = with two he covered his face, = and with two he covered his feet, = and with two he flew.
(Isa 6:3) And one cried to another, = and said, = Holy, Holy, Holy, is Jehovah of Hosts; = the whole earth full of His glory.

Why did these Angelic Beings… cover their Faces? Was it because of the Glory of God that shone…? Yes, God does let some see Him but some cannot. The Glory of God cannot be seen by mortal man except by His divine appointment. But in the New Heaven and the New Earth there will be… “No Sun!” So where will the Light come from…? Could this light… be the “Glory of God”…? I do not believe that it was a star, but it was the… “Shekhina Glory of God…!

(Revelation 21:23) And = the city had = “no need” of the sun, = neither of the moon, = to shine in it: = for the = “Glory of God” = did lighten it, = and = the Lamb = is the “Light” thereof.

(Revelation 22:5) And = there will be = ‘no night’ there. = And they need = ‘no lamp’, = or ‘light of the sun’; = for = the Lord God = gives them ‘light’. = And they will reign = forever and ever.

Now what do you think…? Was it really a star or was it something else…? Simply allow the Scriptures to speak to you and not the ‘traditions’ that you have been taught. Oh yes, nowhere in the Bible do you ever read about… ‘angels singing.’ Remember the Christmas song, “Hark the herald angels sing…?” Perhaps it is about time that we… return to the Word of God…? If you want to continue with your traditions, that is your choice. But I simply seriously ask you to consider… IF the Bethlehem Star…. Was in Fact… “The SHEKHINA Glory of God”…?

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

“Profanity – 101”…Blog.

“Profanity – 101”…Blog.

One alien leaving the earth… to return to outer space was asked, “Why are you Leaving?” His response was… “I found ‘No’ Intelligent Life!” In case you did not get that one, it was a joke. In reality, most that use it, resort to the use of profanity for several reasons. May I take the liberty to look at this act of… “Desperation?” Why would an adult, with cognitive and communication skills… react to information with a… “Profane Response?”

(Luke 6:45) A good man = out of the good treasure = of his heart = brings forth the good. = And = an evil man = out of the evil treasure = of his heart = brings forth the evil. = For out of the abundance = of the heart = his mouth speaks.

Sometimes it is… the family or culture, that one is brought up in. I know of two adults who grew up in two similar families. Both of their parents used ‘profanity’ in speaking with their children and with other adults. One of the children grew up to use ‘profanity’ freely. The other grew up and did not use it at all, not even in front of their young children, as he had been exposed to as a child.

(Matthew 12:37) For =by = your words = you shall be justified, = and = by your words = you = shall be condemned.

Some time ago… I was in California on a business trip. I had seen the movie ‘Trading Places’ on regular TV when it first came out. This time it was on HBO. I had to… “Immediately”… turn the channel, due to the profanity. The first time on TV all the ‘profanity’ words were ‘edited out’. This time on HBO, they were not. Hollywood adds in the ‘profanity’ to get a particular rating on a movie. Why they need to poison our minds with ‘profanity’… is a mystery to me. Perhaps they want me to be… “As ‘Profane’ as they Are?”

A Lack of Respect… for ones’ self and for others is another reason for ‘profanity.’ IF one does not even respect themselves… how then can they respect… Others? The use of ‘profanity’ is a sure indicator of their… “Lack of ‘self’ respect!” It should have been taught in their home and their school. Surely as an adult… they should have some… even if they were not taught it at home. The immediate response of their ‘profanity’ to this blog… will validate this fact.

“Missing ‘Adult’ Maturation”… may be another reason for their, ‘profanity.’ Just because the body is that of an adult, the mind and emotions ‘may be missing’ that maturation. Just as the smoker chooses to smoke or to quit that harmful habit… so to can the ‘profanity user’… quit if they choose to. Most do not, because that takes an ‘adult’ decision. They have made so many wrong choices in their communication skills, they feel now… ‘No need to change’.

(Proverbs 29:11) A fool = speaks = all = his mind; = but = a wise one = keeps it in = until afterwards.

When posting on Blogs… one can surely tell ‘which one’, has lost the discussion. The one that uses ‘profanity’ has lost in the ‘adult discussion’ and reverts to their adolescent insecurities to spew out their only resource… ‘profanity.’ This lack of self respect, improper social training, and a plethora of other “Excuses”… will allow themselves to speak what they really know… ‘profanity’… and nothing else.

Sometime in the late… 70’s a Chicago professor wrote about America’s sinking educational system. She wrote a book… “Johnny Can’t Read.” Only 8 years later she wrote another, “Johnny Still Can’t Read!” The school systems have reverted from the Stanford Achievement tests and the California Achievement tests to less credible “CTBS and FCAT” tests. Still high school scores continue to decline. “The Party Mentality” has replace our educational prowess. Dumb & Dumber have taken the lead in the Academic leadership of our country. Profanity has replaces, “Yes Sir and Yes Mam” … “No Sir and No Man”.

Everything we do in life is a Choice…! You now are an adult, at least in body. How about your mind and emotions. It still amazes me when people get upset at National Sporting events, like the World Series or the Super Bowl. There are ONLY two teams… and Someone has to Lose… and Someone has to Win! Is rooting for your team and cursing at the other team… going to produce… ‘The outcome you desire?’ Surely ‘profanity’ can neither help or cause loss, so why use it…?

(Matthew 12:36) But = I [Jesus] = say = to you = that = ‘every idle word’, = whatever men may speak, = they = shall give = account of it = in the day of judgment.

Maybe you are 'not' Ready… for an adult discussion. Perhaps you should just play your WI or your Sony Play-station…? If you are ready for an adult discussion… the you will “Not resort to any Profanity!” If you feel you must… then perhaps you should begin again. Most High Schools, Technical Schools, have remedial training in the English language. There are technical writing courses that you as an Adult… can take. You can them write like this…!

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”

It seems Apparent from the Complex Syntax of your Interrogatory that you are Oblivious to your Own Pontification.

How about you…? Are you ready to leave your ‘profanity?’ Or will you continue to use it as you must to cover yourself?

We are All... Put to the TEST. But it Never Comes in the Form or at the Point, or in the Form... we would prefer, Does It?

(Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let us hear = the ‘conclusion’ = of the whole matter. = “Fear God”, = and = keep “His commandments”. = For this is = the ‘whole duty’ = of man.
(Eccl 12:14) For = God = shall bring = ‘every work’ [deed] = into judgment, = with every = “secret thing”, = whether it is good, = or = whether evil.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

“Tiger Woods – 101”…Blog.

“Tiger Woods – 101”…Blog.

This blog is about “Idolatry”… ‘S.J.D.L.R!’ This acronym is simply, “Something Just Doesn’t Look Right”. This week the renowned golf player… “Tiger Woods”… was thrust into infamy, by his secret actions, being made ‘public’. This gifted, once in a century, Golf pro, had his name “exposed” for exactly what he is… “an adulterer”. Imagine the pain his ‘wife’ is paying… for “his” indiscretions? Before you shut me off, please listen to what can happen to… “US ALL”, when… “We”… are held up as an ‘Idol’ and assume the position of God, the God of the Bible.

(Exodus 20:14) You = shall ‘not’ = commit = “Adultery”.

(Numbers 32:23) But = if you = will not do so, = behold, = you have sinned = against Jehovah [God]. = And = be sure = “your sin” = will find = you out.

For this time… it was my intent to address this issue of Idolatry, especially here in our American society. We all know about the program, “American Idol.” Most of the time, we choose our own Idols, especially the ones… Hollywood has portrayed in the movies. Someone once said… “Break any ‘Five’ of the… 10 – Commandments of God… and you will have a ‘Hit’ Movie”. How many times have you seen a movie, glorifying Stealing, Murder, Adultery, Greed and the Like? All the time, as it is the… “Agenda of Hollywood”… to show how anyone can break the Law of God… and make it… ‘Entertainment!’

(Romans 1:21-22-23) For although = they knew [about] God, = they neither glorified = Him as God = nor = gave thanks to Him. = Instead, = their thoughts turned to = worthless things, = and = their ignorant hearts = were darkened.
(Rom 1:22) Though = claiming = to be wise, = they became fools
(Rom 1:23) and = exchanged = the glory = of the immortal God = for images = that looked like = “mortal human beings”, = birds, = four-footed animals, = and reptiles.

Did you notice… that ‘Looked Like’…. “Mortal Human Beings?” Our society is so filled with “Hero Worship”, that we have long time left off of… “Any Realistic Thinking”. Not too long ago, we had the scandal about… “Baseball Athletes… taking Steroids and Growth Hormones”. The baseball commission… swept it all under the rug and gave a… “No Contest” to the fact. They then instituted… random drug testing! Another, “Cover UP”… to keep the Idols, bringing in the revenue… to all the ball clubs. Football is no different as are all the sports. Simply… “Cheat to Win!”

(1Timothy 5:24) Some = men's sins = are open = beforehand, = going before = to judgment; = and = some men = they follow after.

Of course… we all remember our illustrious president and… “Monica Lewinsky!” I was traveling overseas at the time for work. The topic in their news media, was the ‘immoral and shameless’ actions… of our “Great American President… Bill Clinton!” I said at the time, that his wife, Hillary would do… “Nothing about It”… because she had… “Political Aspirations for the Presidency”. Well, that wasn’t a hard call, was it? All those things she said about, Senator Obama... were soon ‘evaporated’… when she put her support behind him… for president.

(Romans 1:25) They = exchanged = “God's Truth” [His Word] = for = a ‘Lie’ = and worshipped = and = served = the creation [mankind] = rather than the Creator [God], = Who = is blessed forever. Amen.

Our, “One Nation ‘Under’ GOD”… seems to be only in ‘word’ and… “Not in Practice!” God, the God of the Bible… is only a Social Religion, spoken about during Christmas and Easter. The rest of the year… He is relegated to the… ‘Back of the bus’. Ever wonder why the cosmetic counters sell… “Blush?” It is to cover up the… “Lack of Shame”… that has come to our “Once Great” country. The outside person, seems to be the only care of all… ‘both old and young’. We have long left off… ‘following and obeying’… any of the Words… of The God of the Bible

(John 3:19-20) And = this is = the condemnation, = that = the Light [Jesus] = has come = into the world, = and = men loved = darkness = rather than = the Light, = because = their deeds = were evil.
(John 3:20) For = “everyone” = who does evil = hates the Light, = and = does not come = to the Light, = lest his deeds = should be exposed.

Before someone says… “Sorry I don’t believe in Religion!”… I will tell you, that I don’t either. I am speaking about a relationship with the God of the Universe, the Almighty God of the Bible. This can be done… only through the “Finished Work of Christ Jesus”. Yes Jesus, the God Man, the Passover sacrifice… “IS ‘Only’ for Those”… that will come to Him… “On His Terms!” That is ‘not’ a religion! That which is called… “True Christianity”… is a relationship as a child of God… and… “NOT” that of some Denomination.

(John 7:37-38-39) On the last = and = most important day = of the festival, = Jesus = stood up and shouted, = "If anyone = is [Spiritually] thirsty, = let him [her] = come to Me = and drink!
(John 7:38) The one = who believes = in Me [Jesus], = as the “Scripture” = has said, = will have rivers = of living water = flowing from = his [her] heart."
(John 7:39) Now He = said this about = the [Holy] Spirit, = whom those = who were = believing in Him = were to receive. = For = the [Holy] Spirit = was not yet present, = because = Jesus had not yet = been glorified [Acts 2:1-to-4].

Only by the “Holy Spirit”… can anyone… live the life, required by the Word of God. Our human flesh is ‘not’ powerful enough to overcome… the “Power of Sin”. When we replace God… with ourselves, we become an “Idol”… that replaces God, the God of the Bible. Neither “Tiger Woods nor Bill Clinton”… has the power or even the will… to live for God. They simply did as was natural… to their fallen nature. They chose Sin… and then could ‘not control’… the power that sin, had overtaken them with.

(John 3:16-17-18) For = God = so loved the world = that He = gave His only-begotten Son [Jesus], = that whoever = believes = in Him = should not perish = but = have everlasting life.
(John 3:17) For = God = did not send = His Son = into the world = to condemn the world [not this time – But the Next], = but = so that = the world “might” = be saved = through Him.
(John 3:18) He who = believes on Him = is ‘not’ condemned, = but = he who “does not believe” = is ‘condemned already’, = because = he has not believed = in the name = of the only-begotten = Son of God.

Most this season… will give mental homage, to the Baby Jesus in the manger. Yes, at least a ‘token’ acknowledgement. Yet they miss the ‘above verse’ that say… “Is Condemned Already”…! Your “Rejection of the Atonement”… will be judged the “Next Time”… when Christ Jesus comes as your Judge. No one, no not “Tiger Woods or Bill Clinton”… will escape. Mankind will be… “Without Excuse”… when they stand before Christ Jesus… as He judges you… with His Word.

(Acts 17:30-31) Truly, then, = God = overlooking the times of ignorance, = now = He strictly commands = “All Men” = “Everywhere” = “To Repent”,
(Acts 17:31) because = He = has appointed a day = in which = He = is going to judge = the world in righteousness = by a Man = Whom He appointed, = having given proof = ‘to all’ = by raising Him [Jesus] = from the dead.

(Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let us hear = the ‘conclusion’ = of the whole matter. = “Fear God”, = and = keep “His commandments”. = For this is = the ‘whole duty’ = of man.
(Eccl 12:14) For = God = shall bring = ‘every work’ [deed] = into judgment, = with every = “secret thing”, = whether it is good, = or = whether evil.

(Romans 10:9-to-13) Because = if ‘you’ = confess the Lord Jesus, = and = believe in your heart = that God = has raised Him [Jesus] = from the dead, = you = shall be saved.
(Rom 10:10) For = with the “heart” = one = believes unto righteousness, = and = with the ‘mouth’ = one = confesses unto salvation.
(Rom 10:11) For = the Scripture says, = "Everyone = believing on Him = shall not be = put to shame."
(Rom 10:12) For there is = no difference = both of Jew = and = of Gentile, = for = the same “Lord” = over all = is rich = to all = who call = on Him.
(Rom 10:13) For everyone, = "whoever shall call = on the name = of the Lord = will be saved."

Prayer: Father God, I have heard what You have done for me, through what Christ Jesus did in His Resurrection. The best I know how… I take Your Word… as Truth. I am helpless to save myself, and the best I know how… ask You to be my Lord, in Jesus Name and for your Glory! Amen & Amen!

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Anyone need Help - 101?

Anyone need Help - 101?

This is What God says... in His Word, the Bible.  As one may see, Help is in His Word, for those that are His Child, when they are tempted and tried... by the things of life.

(Psalms 56:3) When = I am = afraid = I will = trust in You [Lord].

(Hebrews 2:15) and = deliver those = who through = “fear of death” = were = all their lifetime = subject to bondage.

(Hebrews 13:5) Keep your lives = free = from the love of money, = and = be content = with = what you have, = for God has said, = "I will never = leave you = or abandon you."

(Luke 4:4) And = Jesus answered him [Satan], = saying, = It is written that = "man shall not = live by bread = alone, = but by = every = Word of God."

(Luke 6:46) And = why = do you = call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord, = and = do not = do = what I say?

(James 1:22) Keep on being = Doers of the Word, = and = ‘not’ merely hearers = who “deceive” = themselves.

(Psalms 119:11) I have hidden = Your Word = in my heart, = so that = I might not = sin = against You [Lord].

(John 15:3) Now = you = are clean = through the Word = which I [Jesus] = have spoken = to you.

(1Timothy 1:19) holding [Fast] faith = and = a good [Clear] conscience, = which some = have put away = and = made shipwreck = as to faith.

(Romans 6:16) Do you = not know = that = to whom = you = yield yourselves = as slaves for obedience, = you are = slaves to him = whom you obey; = whether it is of sin = to death, = or = of obedience [To the Word] = to righteousness.

(2Corinthains 6:15-to-18) And = what agreement = does Christ have = with Belial [Satan]? = Or = what part = does a believer = have = with an unbeliever?
(2Cor 6:16) And = what agreement = does a temple of God = have = with idols? = For = “YOU” = are the temple [your body] = of the living God, = as God has said, = "I will = dwell in them = and = walk among them; = and = I will be = their God, = and = they shall be = My people."
(2Cor 6:17) Therefore = come out = from among them = and = be separated, = says the Lord, = and = do not touch = the unclean thing [Any Addiction]. = And = I will = receive you
(2Cor 6:18) and = I will be = a Father = to ‘YOU’, = and = ‘YOU’ = shall be = My sons = and = daughters, = says = the Lord [God] Almighty.

(1Corinthians 6:9-10-11) Do you = ‘not know’ = that the unrighteous = shall ‘not’ = inherit = the kingdom of God? = Do not = be deceived; = neither fornicators, = nor idolaters, = nor adulterers, = nor abusers, = nor homosexuals,
(1Cor 6:10) nor thieves, = nor covetous, = nor drunkards, = nor revilers, = nor extortioners, = shall inherit = the kingdom of God.
(1Cor 6:11) And = such were = “SOME OF YOU.” = But = ‘you’ = are washed, = but you = are sanctified, = but you = are justified = in the name of the Lord Jesus, = and = by the Spirit of our God.

(John 5:5-6) And = a certain man [or woman] was there, = who had an infirmity [addiction] = thirty-eight years.
(John 5:6) When Jesus = saw him [her] = lying, = and = knowing that he [she] = had spent much time, = He said to him [her], = Do you desire = to be made whole?

(1Corinthians 6:19-20) Or = do you = “not know” = that your body = is a temple = of the Holy Spirit = in you, = Whom you have = of God? = And = you are = “not” your own,
(1Cor 6:20) for = “you” = are bought = with a price [The Blood of Christ Jesus]. = Therefore = glorify God = in your body = and = in your spirit, = which are God's.

(2Peter 1:2-to-10) Grace and peace = be multiplied = to you = through the knowledge = of God [His Word] = and = of Jesus our Lord,
(2Pet 1:3) according as = His divine power = has given = to us = “all” = things that pertain = to life = and = godliness, = through the knowledge = of Him = Who has called = “us” = to glory = and = virtue,
(2Pet 1:4) through which = He has given = to “us” = exceedingly great = and = precious promises, = so that = by “these” = you might be = partakers = of the divine nature [Romans 8:9], = having escaped = the corruption = that is in the world = through lust [Addiction].
(2Pet 1:5) But also = in this very thing, = bringing in = all diligence, = filling out your faith = with virtue, = and = with virtue, = knowledge;
(2Pet 1:6) and = with knowledge = self-control, = and = with self-control, = patience, = and = with patience, = godliness,
(2Pet 1:7) and = with godliness, = brotherly kindness, = and = with brotherly kindness, = love.
(2Pet 1:8) For = “if” = these things = are = in you = and = abound, = they make = “you” = to be neither = idle = nor = unfruitful = in the knowledge = of our Lord = Jesus Christ.
(2Pet 1:9) For = he = in whom = these things = are = “not” present = is blind = and = cannot see afar off = and = has forgotten = that he = was purged = from his sins = in the past.
(2Pet 1:10) Therefore, = brothers, = rather “be diligent” = to make = your calling = and = election sure, = for = “if” = you do = these things, = you shall = never fall.

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

“The ‘Doctrine’ of Christ – 101”…Blog.

“The ‘Doctrine’ of Christ – 101”…Blog.

Sometimes someone will ask… a question about the Bible. This word ‘doctrine’ is simply another word for Teaching. The difference is that “doctrine”… ‘does “not” change’… with the winds of political correctness. The Word of God, The Bible stands… sure and correct and fast [unmovable]. Many of the Churches and Religions… “Morph” their Beliefs… to meet the ‘current’ social climate, in order to bring in a ‘steady’ stream of income. Surely they ‘do not’ want their attendees leaving and thus decreasing their income and revenue.

(Matthew 24:35) The heaven = and = the earth = shall pass away, = but = My Words = shall ‘not’ = pass away.

(Mark 13:31) Heaven = and = earth = shall pass away, = but = My Words = shall ‘not’ = pass away.

(Luke 21:33) The heaven = and = the earth = shall pass away, = but = My Words = shall ‘not’ = pass away.

While reading in the… Epistle of John, not the Gospel of John, I came upon this term… “The Doctrine of Christ = 1John 2:9-10-11”. When one has a question about what a particular phrase or verse, is speaking about, they simply have to read the Word of God to find out. It in ‘itself’ is a dictionary of the terms and phraseologies contained within its pages. Unlike common literature, the Bible is a book of “Spiritual Truths”… revealed to the Child of God… by the indwelling Holy Spirit of God. Commentaries will only give one… ‘a human opinion’… and not necessarily… “God’s Truth”. Did you ‘open’ your Bible and read… “1John 2:9-10-11.”

(Acts 17:11) And these = were more noble = than those of Thessalonica, in that = they received the Word = with all readiness of mind = and = searched the Scriptures = ‘daily’ = to see = “if” = those things = were so.

(Isaiah 28:13) But = the Word of Jehovah [God] = was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they might = go, = and = fall backward, = and = be broken = and = snared = and = taken.

The ‘completeness’ of the Word of God… is demonstrated in these and other verses. It is much like a tapestry, the “Truth of God”… is woven throughout. His Word. He will, by His Holy Spirit… only reveal it… to those that will truly ‘obey’ and ‘do it’. Simply look at the Bible, the Word of God… as though it were “One Book”… instead of a compilation of ‘66 – books’. When you seek the Truth of God… He will reveal it to you, by His Holy Spirit. Those that have ‘only religion’… will have ‘only’ a head knowledge, much like the Pharisees and Sadducees and Scribes of Jesus’ day.

(John 16:13-14) Yet when = the Spirit of Truth [The Holy Spirit] = comes, = He = will guide you = into all Truth. = For He = will not speak = on his own accord, = but will speak = whatever He hears = and = will declare = to you = the things that are to come.
(John 16:14) He will glorify Me [Jesus], = for He = will take = what is mine = and = declare it = to you.

When traveling to ‘Kansas City’… I did not know that it is “Both”, in Missouri and in Kansas. Those Siamese Twins, ‘Kansas Cities’… are separated only by Missouri river. The only way to know which city you are in while driving is by the road signs… “Welcome to Kansas” – “Welcome to Missouri”. It is not unlike the… ‘Contiguous United States’… where the “state signs” welcomes you to each state. While driving in the out west US, miles of desert and mountains show no distinguishing state boarders. So too is… the Word of God… “Contiguous!”

(2Peter 1:20-21) knowing this = “first”, = that = no prophecy of the Scripture = came into being = of its own = private interpretation.
(2Pet 1:21) For prophecy = was not borne = at any time = by the will of man, = but = holy men of God = spoke being borne along = by the Holy Spirit.

About now someone… is thinking that the Doctrine of Christ, the Word of God and the Truth of God… are all tied into the Truth of God… revealed in the Word of God… by God’s Holy Spirit. Only when one is “Born Again” by the Holy Spirit of God, can they ‘know in their hearts’… the Truth of the Word of God. Surely God’s ‘Holy Spirit’ teaches the “True Believer”… the Word of God… that they keep ‘within’ their hearts. Not in the mind only… but in the heart… where the Holy Spirit takes The Word… and makes it ‘alive’ to your soul. It ceases to be… ‘Only Head Knowledge’… but the Word of God… feeds one’s soul… with the, Life of God [John 15:3].

(John 6:63-to-66) It is the Spirit = that makes = alive, = the flesh profits = nothing. = The Words = that I [Jesus] = speak to you = are spirit = and = are life.
(John 6:64) But = there are = ‘some’ of you = who do ‘not’ believe. = For Jesus knew = from the beginning = who they were = who did not believe, = and = who is the one = betraying Him.
(John 6:65) And = He said, = Because of this = I = said to you = that ‘no one’ = can come to Me = ‘unless’ = it was given = to him = from My Father [God].
(John 6:66) From = this time = ‘many’ = of His disciples = went back into = the things behind, = and = walked ‘no’ more = with Him.

It is the “Word of God”… The Bible, which separates… the “Religious”… from the ‘True Child’ of God. Just as those above ‘disciples’ went back into their former lives and left off following “Christ the Messiah”… so to the Religious… “Will ‘NOT’, Hear the Truth, of the Word of God!” Religion will always justify ones’, actions and doings. They simply take, as a preference. the name ‘Christian’… without living out the Word of God… within their lives and their souls. What does it cost to follow Christ Jesus…? It costs… “All!”

(Mark 12:29-30) And = Jesus answered him, = The First = of all the commandments is, = "Hear, O Israel, = the Lord = our God = is one Lord;
(Mark 12:30) and = ‘you’ = shall love = the Lord your God = with all your heart, = and = with all your soul, = and = with all your mind, = and = with all your strength." = This is = the first commandment.
(Luke 14:26) If anyone = comes to Me [Jesus] = and = does ‘not’ hate = his father = and = mother = and = wife = and = children = and = brothers = and = sisters, = yes, and = his ‘own life’ also, = he “cannot” = be = My disciple.
(Luke 14:27) And whoever = does ‘not’ = bear his cross = and = come after Me, = he cannot = ‘be’ = My disciple.

The cost of ‘Discipleship’… will entail a “Complete Dedication”… to God and to His Word. Sorry no, it cannot be in ‘second place’ after your family or loved ones. I did ‘not’ say that, it was Christ Jesus Himself Who said that in the above Bible verses. Remember the Word of God is… “NOT a preference!” It is ‘Not’ a religion that… ‘picks & chooses’… what one will believe to make more social friends and contacts. Discipleship comes with a great personal cost. Who exactly if “FIRST”… in your life? The Word of God… “Divides”… all that are “Not, His”… from those that are.

(John 12:44-to-50) But = Jesus = cried out and said, = He = who believes on Me = ‘does not’ = believe on Me = but on Him [God] = Who sent Me.
(John 12:45) And he who = sees Me = sees Him [God] = Who sent Me.
(John 12:46) I = have come = as a Light = into the world, = so that = whoever = believes on = Me = should ‘not’ = remain in darkness.
(John 12:47) And = ‘if’ = any one = hears My Words = and = does ‘not’ believe, = I do not [now] judge him, = for = I do not come [this time] = to judge the world, = but = to save the world.
(John 12:48) He ‘who’ rejects Me = and = does ‘not’ = receive = My ‘Words’ = has ‘one’ = who judges him; = the “Word” = that I have spoken, = the ‘same’ = shall judge him = ‘in’ = the last day.
(John 12:49) For = I have ‘not’ spoken = of Myself, = but = the Father [God] = Who sent Me = gave Me a ‘command’, = “what” = I should say, = and = “what” = I should speak.
(John 12:50) And = I know that = His command = is life everlasting. = Therefore whatever = I speak, = even as the Father = said to Me, = so I speak.

From these verses… ‘One’ can readily see that this… “Doctrine of Christ”… is simply what God the Father… told Him… “To Speak!” All the Bible from… Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21… is All the Word of God, the Doctrine of Christ! Christ spoke as His Father God spoke as the Holy Spirit has spoken. All of the Bible is the Contiguous… “Word & Truth of God!” Simply put… the Word of God… is the Will of God. “Nothing More… Nothing Less!”

(2John 1:9-10-11) Everyone = who does ‘not’ = abide in = the ‘doctrine’ of Christ = but goes beyond it = does ‘not’ have God. = The person who abides = in the doctrine of Christ = has ‘both’ = the Father = and = the Son.
(2John 1:10) If “anyone” = comes to you = and = does ‘not’ = bring this doctrine, = “do not” = take him into your home = or even = greet him,
(2John 1:11) Because = the one = who greets him = ‘shares’ in his evil deeds.

(Isaiah 5:20-21) Woe = to those who call = evil, good; = and = to good, evil; = who put darkness for light, = and = light for darkness; = who put bitter for sweet, = and = sweet for bitter!
(Isaiah 5:21) Woe to those = wise in their own eyes, = and = discerning in their own sight!

(Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and = to the Testimony [Psalms & Prophets]! = If they = “do not” speak = according to = this Word, = it is because = there is ‘no’ light = in them!

Thank you for Your EAR! [Job 12:11] Roger //Email//

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

“Hand – Me Down ‘FAITH’ – 101”…Blog.

“Hand – Me Down ‘FAITH’ – 101”…Blog.

Recently someone shared… with me about ‘the faith’ of their Mother. Others have told me about their ‘grandmothers’, who prayed for their salvation. Still others have told me about ‘relatives’ who knew and believed the Bible. All of these relatives ‘supposedly’… “Knew Jesus!” But none of those that have shared, these facts, of the “Faith of Others”… have told me that… “They Know Jesus!” Sorry, there is ‘no’ such thing as… “Hand me down – ‘Faith’ – in God!”

(John 3:3) Jesus = answered and said = to him [Nicodemus], = Truly, = truly, = I = say to = “you”, = Unless = a man = is ‘born again’ [by God’s Holy Spirit], = he cannot = see = the kingdom of God.

Sorry No, Jesus did not say… Your mother’s faith… will allow you to see the Kingdom of God. Nor did He reference, “Any Relatives Faith!” He did say… Unless “YOU”… are Born Again, “YOU” will not see the kingdom of God. Again, the faith of any relative ‘is not enough’, to bring anyone into the kingdom of God. Many have this ‘mistaken idea’, that when they stand before God, at the final judgment… they can simply say… “Lord, I too, have my mother’s faith” … “Not!” 

In the movie… Saturday Night Fever… John Travolta’s brother had left the Catholic Priesthood training before his final vows and come home. All his relatives were so disappointed having lost their ‘chance’ to get to heaven… on the “coattails of their relative”, who was a Priest. Silly thinking, but many believe that some sort of… ‘Relative Connection’… can get them in good standing with God, the God of the Bible. I addressed this issue even with the mother of Christ Jesus, ‘Mary’, addressed in this blog. No “human relation” can get anyone into the kingdom of God. Remember Christ Jesus had four brothers and two sisters, spoken about in the Bible.

It is quite explicit… in the Word of God, about who is ‘guilty’ for what? God’s Law on which much of human law is based so too holds, this same concept. Convicted ‘heinous criminals’ do not have their children executed to stop that genetic line. Neither are your parents… convicted and punished… when “you” are found guilty of ‘Capital Murder’. Each and every one of us… are going to be judged, by God, the God of the Bible for our… “Response or Rejection”… to the offer of Salvation by Grace from God. [John 12:44-to-50]

(Deuteronomy 24:16) The fathers = shall ‘not’ = be put to death = for the [sins of the] sons, = neither = shall the sons = be put to death = for the [sins of the] fathers. = Every man = shall be = put to death = for his = ‘own’ sin.

About now, there are some… who are questioning their ‘relatives faith’. Did you know ‘all’ that your relative believed or ‘did not’ believe? Just because the verbally spoke of Jesus and maybe even had a Bible… does that mean… they had salvation! No, I am not judging them, but simply asking you, ‘Where does your Faith come from?’ Is it… ‘Hand me down Faith’… or is it the assurance that You have… Eternal Life… by the witness of God’s Holy Spirit…?

(Matthew 7:21-22-23) Not = ‘everyone’ = who says = to Me [Jesus], = Lord! = Lord! = shall enter = the kingdom of Heaven [God], = but = he who = does the will [Word] = of My Father [God] = in Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) “MANY” = will say = to Me = in that day, = Lord! = Lord! = Did we ‘not’ = prophesy in Your name, = and = through Your name = throw out demons, = and = through Your name = do ‘many’ = wonderful works?
(Matt 7:23) And then = I [Jesus] = will say to them = I = “Never” = knew ‘you!’ = Depart from = Me, = those = working lawlessness!

Wow, were ‘any’ of these… ‘any’ of your relatives? Perhaps they were your… ‘friends?’ May I simply ask…? Did Christ Jesus say, in the above Bible verses… “Few – Some – or – MANY?” He absolutely said… “Many!” Perhaps some of these trusted in… their Church or their Denomination. Or even that they had been of the same Religion… for generations of their Family ‘line and relatives’. Surely according to Christ Jesus… = I = “Never” = knew ‘you!’ = Depart from = Me, = those = working lawlessness!

(John 7:37-38-39) And = in the last day = of the great feast, = Jesus = stood and cried out, = saying, = If “anyone” thirsts, = let him = come to Me = and drink.
(John 7:38) He who = believes on Me [Jesus], = as the “Scripture” = has said, = "Out of his belly = shall flow = rivers of = living water."
(John 7:39) But He [Jesus] = spoke this about = the [Holy] Spirit, = which = they who believed = on Him = should receive [Acts 2:38]; = for = the “Holy Spirit” = was not yet given, = because Jesus = was not yet glorified [risen from the dead].

Did you see the Key…? He that believes on Me, Christ Jesus… “As the ‘Scripture’ has said.” Many have faith in God and in Jesus… but it is derived from their… ‘Religion’… and ‘not’ from the Scriptures, the Bible, The Word of God. The ‘hand me down faith’… of any relative is ‘not’ the criteria that Christ Jesus had in mind. The Scriptures and ‘only’ the Scriptures. No religion can have the validity of the Scriptures. About now, someone will purposely stop reading this. They simply believe… that you have insulted their Denomination or the Church… with God’s Word.

(John 10:1-2-3) Truly, = truly, = I [Jesus] = say to you, = He who ‘does not’ enter = into the sheepfold = by the door, = but going up by another way, = that one is a thief = and a robber.
(John 10:2) But he = who enters in = by the door = is the shepherd of the sheep.
(John 10:3) The doorkeeper = opens to him, = and = the sheep hear = His voice, = and = He calls = His own sheep = by name = and leads them out.

(John 10:7-8) Then Jesus = said to them = ‘again’, = Truly, = truly, = I = say to you, = I am = the door = of the sheep.
(John 10:8) All = who came before = Me = are ‘thieves’ and ‘robbers’, = but the sheep = did not hear them.

(John 10:26-27) But “You” = did ‘not’ believe = because = “You” = are “Not” = of My sheep. = As I said = to you,
(John 10:27) My sheep = hear My voice [Word, the Bible], = and = I know them, = and = they [obediently] follow Me. [John 15:10]

How about your Religion…? What does it do to make you in ‘right standing’ before God, the Almighty God, of the Bible. Or does that religion, of your “relative?” Will that get you into the Kingdom of God? Unless your “Faith”… is based on the “Scriptures Alone”… it is only a religion. Religion comes from the Latin, meaning to ‘Bind oneself to God.’ In short, to do something to earn favor with God. Keeping the law of God, attending Church services or any of the many religious practices of the Religious. ‘None’ of those can earn you favor with God! In case you think different, How much of ‘religious practices’ is enough? What does your… Church say…?

(1Timothy 2:5) For God = is one, = and = there is = one Mediator = of God = and of men, = the Man Christ Jesus,

(1Peter 1:15-16) but = according to = the Holy One [God] = Who has ‘called’ you, = you also = become holy = in ‘all’ conduct,
(1Pet 1:16) because = “it is written”, = "Be holy, = for I [God] = am holy."

No, Not some… Preacher, Priest, Rabbi or Minister… can get you in ‘right standing’ before the Holy God, the God of the Bible… “Who demands Complete Perfection!” There is only one perfect, and that is Christ Jesus! He is that… “Passover Sacrifice [1Corinthains 5:7]”… pictured though out the Old Testament. He is the “Only Perfect”… fully God and fully Man. He alone has to be our… Payment to God… for ‘our’ breaking of… the Law of God.

(Titus 3:4-to-7) But when = the kindness = and = love of God = our Savior = toward man appeared,
(Tit 3:5) “Not” = by works of righteousness = which ‘we’ = have done, = but = according to His ‘mercy’ = He saved us, = through = the washing of regeneration = and = renewal of = the Holy Spirit,
(Tit 3:6) Whom = He = poured out on us = abundantly = through Jesus Christ = our Savior,
(Tit 3:7) that = being justified = by His grace, = we should = become heirs = according to = the hope of eternal life.

(Romans 3:10) as = “it is written”: = "There is = “none” righteous, = no “not” = one;

Salvation is by Grace Alone… and not by our works. Even your Faith in God is the Gift of God through His Grace. All that we have or could have in Him… is by His Grace, “Un-merited pardon”… that is Not by any work or goodness that we could do or have done. Access to God and the Kingdom of God… is through the Finished Work of Atonement… by “Christ Jesus”.
1. The Holy Spirit Convicts the Sinner… John 16:7-to-11.

2. Jesus enlightens the Sinner… John 1:7-to-14.

3. God commands All Mankind to Repent… Acts 17:30-31.

4. God gives mankind repentance… 2Timothy 2:25-26.

5. No man can come to God… except He first draw him… John 6:44.

6. Each person must be Born Again = by the Holy Spirit of God… John 3:5-6-7.

7. Mankind loves the darkness of sin… John 3:18-19-20.

8. Satan has blinded mankind… 2Corinthains 4:3-4.

9. No good works or law keeping… can save a Person… Titus 3:5 – Ephesians 2:8-9-10.

10. The heart of the person under conviction will respond this way… Acts 9:6.

11. Belief and Confession… bring forth Salvation… Roman 10:9-to-13.

12. Immediately that Salvation is evident by the Holy Spirit… Ephesians 1:4-to-17.

13. Immediately the Holy Spirit comes to resided in that person… 1Cor 12:13 & Romans 8:9.

14. That salvation is permanent… Hebrews 5:9.

15. A real believe has a hunger for the Word of God… Acts 17:11.

16. Salvation is Rejected by Many… Psalms 14:1, Romans one, and many other verses.
Please tell me… how will that “Hand me down Faith”… will help ‘You?’ Perhaps you never have, thought this one through? Or perhaps you have and really, don’t want to ‘deal’ with it…? Sooner or later, perhaps ‘sooner than you think’… you will stand before the “Holy and Just God”… and He will ask you… “What have you done with My Son, Christ Jesus”…? What will you answer Be…? “Well my mother believed…!” That will ‘not’ get you to where you think you are going!

(Romans 10:9-to-13) Because = if = you confess = the Lord Jesus, = and = believe in your heart = that God = has raised Him = from the dead, = you ‘shall’ = be saved.
(Rom 10:10) For with the “heart” = one believes = unto righteousness, = and = with the “mouth” = one ‘confesses’ = unto salvation.
(Rom 10:11) For = the “Scripture” says, = "Everyone = believing on Him [Christ the Messiah, Jesus] = shall ‘not’ = be put = to shame."
(Rom 10:12) For there is = no difference = both of Jew = and of Gentile, = for the = same Lord = over ‘all’ = is rich = to ‘all’ = who call = on Him.
(Rom 10:13) For everyone, = "whoever = shall call = on the name = of the Lord = will be saved."

Thank you for Your EAR! [Job 12:11] Roger //Email//

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

“Substitution – 101”…Blog.

Recently I have been reading… on my Face Book site “MANY” who have joined some ‘Religious’ based groups. I go to those sited and read what is on their discussion boards. Much of it… is not worth reading. Why would one… join a group that has… “SUBSTITUTED”… their opinion for… the Word of God? About now, someone is saying to me… “But what about Your Blogs”...? You have over 150 of them on a variety of Bible subjects…? I ‘never’ substitute my opinion for the Word of God. [1Thessalonians 5:21 & Ephesians 5:10]

If you have read… any of my Blogs, you will see that I always point ‘one’… back to… the Word of God, the Bible, as the “Final Authority”, for those that are “True” Christians. I ‘always’ hold the Word of God, as the “Only Authority” of those that are really His! I point the reader… ‘not’ to my personal opinion… but to what God has already said… in “His Word”. If you do not believe me… please just go and read any of my Blogs. Yes, I know that there are some Recipes there for Chicken, Soup & Fried. And there is one on travel to London, where I preached at Speakers Corner, Hyde Park.

(2Peter 1:20-21) knowing this = ‘first’, = that = no prophecy = of the Scripture = came into being = of its own = private interpretation.
(2Pet 1:21) For prophecy = was not borne = at ‘any’ time = by the will of man, = but = holy men of God = spoke = being borne along = by the Holy Spirit.

Many times people… seek ‘validation’, from other people and even being aligned with some other groups. Many of the FB sites are like this. I have even seen one ‘Bible Group’… bragging about the “number of members” it had. Surely this is ‘not’… what Christ Jesus had in mind. Many do not know the Bible… because they do not take the time and effort to… “Read and Study The Word!” It comes as simple discipline [1Corinthians 9:27] and a hunger to know God… which can only be done, by knowing His Word… “1Samuel 3:21”…!

(Amos 8:11) Behold, = the days come, = says = the Lord Jehovah, = that = I = will send a famine = in the land; = ‘not’ = a famine of bread = nor a thirst for water, = but = of “hearing” = the Words of Jehovah.

About now someone… is about to tell me that Christ Jesus gave to the Church… teachers and preachers… in His Word. Yes, “Ephesians 4:11-to-13” is there, but “YOU” alone, are responsible to Christ for their… “TEACHING”…! When you read a post on FB or even hear some teaching in Church, or on a Video or on the Radio… do you… ‘automatically believe’… what you are taught? Or do you simply… ‘Obey the Scriptures’ and what these verse say… as the early Christians did…?

(Acts 17:11) And these = were more noble = than those of Thessalonica, = in that they = received = the Word = with all readiness = of mind = and = ‘searched’ the Scriptures = daily = to see = “if” = those things = were so.

(Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and = to the testimony! = If = they = ‘do not’ = speak according to = this Word, = it is because = no light = is in them.

Wow…! Am I telling you… that there are More False Preachers & Teachers… than the Real Ones? Perhaps you can answer your own question. Do you know the Bible and the Scriptures well enough… To Know if you are being told some “False Teaching?” Another thing, are there enough Real Christians… to speak out… about the “55,000,000-million Innocent Babies KILLED”… in their mother’s womb… by Abortion? IF Christians really “Believed and Lived”… the Bible… would we stand by and ‘not’ say something? They ‘often’ speak out about… the economy or that America is losing its Constitutional framework! They ‘often’ speak out about the European Socialism that is replacing our American way of Life. But hardly ever about the… “Murdered Innocent Babies!”

(2Peter 2:1-2) But there were = also = false prophets = among the people, = even as there = will be = ‘false teachers’ = among you, = who ‘secretly’ = will bring in = destructive heresies, = even denying the Master [Jesus] = Who bought them, = bringing on themselves = swift destruction.
(2Pet 2:2) And = ‘many’ = will follow = their pernicious ways, = and = because of them = the way = of Truth [The Bible] = will be = evil spoken of.

(Jeremiah 10:21) For = the ‘pastors’ = have become “stupid”, = and = have ‘not’ = sought Jehovah [God], = therefore = they shall ‘not’ be blessed, = and = ‘all’ their flocks = shall be scattered.

Did you know that ‘those’ verses… were even in the Bible. Those that do not know the Truth of the Bible for themselves… often follow others… to validate their own beliefs… either ‘right or wrong!’ As Old Testament Israel left off from the Word of God… to too American Christians… have done the same. Say it isn’t so…? Perhaps it is time for you to change your outlook and replace it with… “The Scriptures”…? God, the God of the Bible, surely will hold you accountable for your own beliefs… to His Word… “John 12:44-to-50!”

(Isaiah 24:2) And = as it is = with the people, = so it shall be = with the priest [pastor]; = as with the servant, = so with the master; = as with the handmaid, = so it is with her mistress; = as with the buyer, = so with the seller; = as with the lender, = so with the borrower; = as with the creditor, = so with the debtor.

(Ezekiel 14:9-10) And the prophet, = if he is deceived, = and = he speaks a word, = I Jehovah = have deceived that prophet. = And = I = will stretch out = My hand on him = and will destroy him = in the midst of = My people Israel.
(Ezek 14:10) And they = shall bear = their iniquity. = As the iniquity of the inquirer, = so the iniquity = of the prophet = shall be.

Those that 'do not'… want the “Truth”… will be fed with ‘Lies!’ American Christians have so… ‘Graced Away Sin/Sins’… that they will “NOT” address teaching…. with the Truth of the Word of God. Instead they… “Substitute”… ‘lies and half truths’… for the Word of God. They will often listen to… “Pleasantries about God”… without know what God says for Himself. One FB site even call’s itself, ‘What God wants you to know!’ They seldom ‘use’ the Word of God, if ever… and replace it with saying ‘About God’… instead of what God has said in His Word. Never will you see or hear, “Thus says God or It is written”…!

(Matthew 4:4) But = He [Jesus] = answered and said, = It is written, = "Man shall ‘not’ live = by bread alone, = but = by ‘every word’ = that proceeds = out of the mouth = of God."

(Luke 4:4) And = Jesus answered him [Satan], = saying, = It is written = that "man = shall ‘not’ = live by bread = alone, = but by = every = Word of God."

About now someone is saying… “You are Judging me!” I neither “Accuse nor Excuse” your choice, I simply ask you, “Who do you Believe”…? IF God, the God of the Bible… then Believe ONLY HIM! Do not “Substitute” what others, yes myself included… for what God says in His Word. Recently I have run across a group… that has the ‘mystic mentality’. It goes something like this, “I am a Christian and if something is wrong, God will show me!” Suppose one hardly ever… “Reads & Studies”… the Word of God? How then is God… ‘Suppose to show them’… when they are Wrong? God has given us… ‘Free Will”… and He will not force “His Word” upon us.

(2Chronicles 12:14) And = he = did = ‘evil’, = because = he = prepared “not” = his heart = to seek the LORD.

(Ezra 7:10) For Ezra = ‘had prepared’ = his heart = “to seek” = the Law of Jehovah, = and = “TO DO IT”, = and = to ‘teach’ = statutes and judgments = in Israel.

For those that teach… that the Christian can be ‘sinless’… in this life, the above verses negate that false teaching. Only “Christ Jesus”… was the ‘only’ sinless one… and that is how He became our Passover Sacrifice [1Corinthians 5:7]. Perhaps now, at the end of this year… is the time that you begin again… to know God, through His Word and… “NOT SUBSTITUTE”… ‘Ditties’ and ‘Platitudes’ and ‘Sayings about God’… for what GOD… has already… Said in His Word, the Bible?

(1John 1:5-to-10) And = this is = the ‘message’ = which we = have heard = from Him = and = ‘declare’ to you, = that = God is light, =and = in Him = is ‘no’ darkness = at all.
(1Jn 1:6) ‘If’ we say = that we have = fellowship with Him = and = ‘walk’ in darkness, = we “Lie” = and = ‘do “Not” practice’ = the Truth.
(1Jn 1:7) But = ‘if’ = we walk = in the light, = as He = is in the light, = we have fellowship = with one another, = and = the blood of Jesus Christ = His [Gods] Son = cleanses [keeps on cleaning – present continual tense] = us = from = all sin.
(1Jn 1:8) If = we say ‘that’ = we have ‘no sin’, = we “deceive” ourselves, = and = the Truth = is “not” = in us.
(1Jn 1:9) If = we confess = our sins, = He is faithful = and just = to forgive us = our sins, = and = to cleanse us = from = “all” unrighteousness.
(1Jn 1:10) If = we say = that we = have ‘not’ sinned, = we make = Him a liar, = and = “His Word” = is ‘not’ = in us.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

“Make Believe & Fantasy – 101”…Blog.

“Make Believe & Fantasy – 101”…Blog.

What is ‘Make Believe’…? Can you define this term in your own words? Please pause a minute and define ‘out loud’ what “Make Believe” really is. Could it be called a ‘Fantasy?’ I remember going to “Disney” here in Florida. Universal is there too in Orland, about a two hour drive from where I live. It like many of the “Amusement Parks” throughout the world. Yes, it is a “Make Believe & Fantasy”… to get your mind off of, the pressures of life. But it is not real, neither are all the parks. Matter of fact, those fantasies are often tied to… ‘movies and other things’… familiar enough to get you into a… “Make Believe Life”.

Many videos… are sheer fantasy to entertain the “Mind”… to allow it ‘to escape’ some of the realities of life’s pressures. Entertainment in itself is… nothing… but a fantasy. Many of what we take for granted, comes from such ‘Fantasy Entertainment’. It uncouples our… ‘cognitive thinking and reasoning’s’ … into a realm of “Fantasy Make Believe”. Sometimes it can be healthy but often times, it is not. How can that be… when it is only… ‘Make Believe?’ Simply put… it is “The Message” that we come away with… in our subconscious. See enough “Killing” and you become… “Numb to Living LIFE”

(Psalms 19:1-2-3) To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. = The heavens = declare = the glory of God; = and = the expanse proclaims = His handiwork.
(Psalms 19:2) Day to day = pours forth speech, = and = night to night = reveals knowledge.
(Psalms 19:3) There is = no speech = nor = are there words; = their voice is not heard.

When I used to travel for work… I always took time to go and see some of the... "Creation Majesty of Nature". Having lived in Florida where it is often humid and hot and “Flat!” I took pleasure in seeing some of this earth from 36,000-feet altitude, when flying to California from Florida. Often times I would look down and wonder what people were doing… ‘way down there’. I could not help but think… what people ‘thought’ when they looked up and… saw that airplane, ‘jet stream exhaust trails’… from the ground. We depend on the “safety and integrity of engineering”… to fly. Life too… has some built in safeguards.

(Galatians 6:7) Do not = be deceived, = God = is not mocked. = For whatever = a man sows, = that = he also = will reap.

If you have flown… you know what I am speaking about. Strange, how we trust the airline, pilot and flight crew with our lives. Is it… “Make believe & Fantasy”… or is it ‘reality’… that who we trust our lives to? True, flying is ‘statistically’ safer than driving an automobile. Millions fly daily and seldom do we hear of an airline accident. Recently some teens, who had ‘restricted leaner’s permits’… took their parents Jeep and went for a joy ride. One of the three teen girls… was killed in an accident. Was that… “Make Believe & Fantasy”… that took her ‘life’. What will those other two girls… remember the rest of their lives…?

Americans by statics… watch on the average “44-hours a week”… of video and TV entertainment. You simply allow those ‘Thoughts and Facts’… to be ‘poured’ into your mind’s computer, where your sense of… “Right & Wrong”… reside. Much of the entertainment… ‘only’ portrays a ‘varying degree’ of right and wrong. There is “Never a clear distinction”… between right and wrong. Whose ‘right’ and whose ‘wrong’… is an issue… ‘never’… addressed in the Media, except by innuendo and slander. So is much of the advertising that we are exposed to.

(1Timothy 5:24-25) Some = men's sins = are open = beforehand, = going before to judgment. = And = some = they also = follow after.
(1Tim 5:25) Likewise also = the good works of some = are manifest beforehand, = and = those who are = otherwise = cannot be hidden.

In our last National Election for President… most voted for “Change”. But ‘Change’ to ‘What’… an ever increasing… “Financial Debt?” Most of us have… credit cards, vehicle loans, house mortgages, rent and utility bills and “The Like”. We have a “Pay Check”… that will only divide into so many parts… and “No More!” Many, take ‘the option’ to… run a “Continuing Negative Debt Balance”… to purchase ‘what’ we “WANT”… ‘instead of’… what we ‘Really Need!’ This creates a… “Make Believe & Fantasy”… that things will be better off… down the road of life.

(Hebrews 9:27) Indeed, = just as = people = are appointed = to die once = and = after that = to be Judged,

Live often comes around to… ‘Surprise us with Reality’. The more the, “Fantasy & Make Believe” we entertain… the harder the… “Bite of Reality”. Smokers are always ‘surprised’ when the doctor tells them they have “Lung Cancer and Emphysema”. The obese persons, who have been on a ‘diet’ all their life… wonders how they just happened to get… ‘Diabetes?’ Those that are trapped by the Media… so too wonder… how they could have ‘not seen’, what is happening. How did their mind… ever entertain such thinking…? “Make Believe & Fantasy!”

If you're living like there is no God. . . . “You'd BETTER be RIGHT… !”

A friend of mine uses that saying…! We ‘all’ someday… have to answer to “God and to His Word.” Any other thinking… is nothing but… “Make Believe & Fantasy!” Perhaps during this Christmas season… you will ‘vaguely’… think about the “Baby Jesus” born in a manger in Jerusalem. But your… “Make Believe & Fantasy of Christmas”… this month, will keep you ‘from’ thinking about “Him… Daily!” He will be your Judge, Jury and… the ONE… Who Sentences You for your life choices! [John 12:44-to-50]

(1John 4:16-17) And = we have known = and believed = the love = that God has = in us. = God is love, = and = he who abides in love = abides in God, = and = God in him.
(1John 4:17) In this = is our love = made perfect, = that we may = have boldness = in = the “Day of Judgment”, = that = as He is, = so also = we are = in this world.

Many excuse away “Sin/Sins”… by simply saying “God is Love!” They… purposely omit what these Bible verses called… “The Day of Judgment!” You live your life… “Either ‘in’ this knowledge”… or you ‘purposely omit this’… “Day of Judgment”. You use your… “Make Believe & Fantasy”… to escape from being ‘Totally Accountable’ to Him, “God”… Or… you bring your “Thinking and Actions”… into obedience to Him and His Word.” There is No Middle Ground… it is ‘one’… or the ‘other’.

(Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let us = hear = the conclusion = of the whole matter. = Fear God, = and = keep His commandments. = For this is = the whole duty = of mankind.
(Eccl 12:14) For = God = shall bring = ‘every work’ = into judgment, = with = ‘every secret thing’, = whether = it is good, = or = whether evil.

About now, ‘Some’ are thinking… ‘Why did you have to say this?’ Your escape to the… “Make Believe & Fantasy”… it is a moment by moment… decision process. No, I did not watch the ‘Victoria Secret’ Christmas presentation, with girls in their under ware, parading around. As a man, I am sure it would pleasurable to me… but ‘not’ to God, the God of the Bible. Just “Who”… do you seek… to be obedience to, in Life? Yourself or God…?

(1Corinthains 9:27) No, = I keep on = beating my body [and mind] = and = making it = my slave = so that, = after = I have = preached to others, = I myself = will not = somehow = be disqualified.

Often times I have started… some TV program or Video… only to turn it off and not finish it. Its context violated the Word of God, the Bible! And it is an… ‘Active’ ongoing series of… “Personal Choices”… that I must make… to ‘keep’ my… “Mind, my Heart and my Will”… “Holy before a Holy God”... Whom I serve… ‘moment by moment’. You too, who say you know HIM… must constantly make those… same choices. [2Corinthians 10:3-to-6]

(John 15:10) If you = keep My commandments [John 12:44-to-50], = you = shall abide = in My love, = even as = I have kept = My Father's commandments = and = abide in His love.

(1John 2:3-to-6) And by this = we know = that we have = known Him, = ‘if’ = we keep = His commandments.
(1Jn 2:4) He = who says, = I have known Him, = and = does ‘not’ keep = His commandments [John 12:44-to-50], = “Is A Liar”, = and = the Truth = is ‘not’ in him.
(1Jn 2:5) But = whoever = keeps His Word [John 12:44-to-50], = truly in = this one = the love of God = is perfected. = By this = we know = that we are = in Him.
(1Jn 2:6) He who says = he abides = in Him [Christ Jesus] = ought himself = also to walk = even as He = walked.

How will you walk from now on…? You that say you… ‘Know Jesus?’ What is your… “Make Believe & Fantasy Life”… going to be now on? That is your choice, and not mine. You and only you… have to make that day by day, moment by moment decision. But How can I do that…? You are going to have to spend time in God’s Word, the Bible… day by day… to get your mind again on the right track. You call His Name… then walk as He has walked…!

(Philippians 2:5) Completely ‘allow’ = this mind = be in you = which was also = in Christ Jesus,

(Luke 6:46) And why = do you = call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord, = and = do ‘not’ do = what = I say?

(James 1:22) Keep on = being ‘doers’ = of the Word, = and = ‘not’ merely hearers = who = ‘deceive’ = themselves.

Thank you for Your EAR! [Job 12:11] Roger //Email//

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