Thursday, July 31, 2014

Love=Obedience

     Some people today abhor the concept of the word "obedience" being quick to label someone who desires to be, as legalistic.








Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your soul. Mark 12:30.








If you love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15




Who are my mother, my brother and my sister? Those who do the will of my Father. Matt. 12:50.


Part of loving is respecting what another wants, and being willing to do it. Seems simple to me.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Choose You This Day Whom You Will Serve



This quote below explains something I went through this past week:


 "Satan sends ones against us that stir the very fleshly emotions that hold us captive.  If you think this is happening today, wait until tomorrow.  
Those that "bicker" with the "Saints" are certainly NOT of the Saints, or residing in the same dimension in which they reside.  There is no way a person who speaks the language of Babylon can understand one who speaks the language of The Kingdom.
We are seeing the joining of government and religion becoming one in their hatred of those who love the Truth; the TRUE followers of Christ. Lets get this clearly in our minds-
COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE, and participate NOT with her sins, OR WITH HER PEOPLE."

Two friends I've had for 20 years came against me and my beliefs, and made it almost impossible for those relationships to continue. I was stunned, grieved, and confused at first. Amazingly, though, God kept my spirit in peace through it all.  

A few day later I read the article above, and God spoke to me through it, explaining what had really gone on spiritually. Even though satan had stirred my friends against me, (and tempted me to be stirred in my emotions) it was for my good to be severed from them. It was another example of "what satan meant for harm, God has turned to good."

I didn't need to be in union with them anymore, and it was by God's sovereign grace that this barrier was erected.

He is presently drawing lines of separation in this day, and I believe, this will be evidenced more and more as the Day draws near. He even tells us that in the last days, our enemies will be those of our own household. This is hard to hear and listen to because we love our families and want everyone in them to be on the same side. God perhaps told us this so that when it happens, we will be able to identify it, and so that we will be somewhat prepared for it.

I guess the bottom line is if we will choose Christ first and His Truth over any and all things and people. We will get opportunity to make these choices as the time draws near; to prove where our hearts really stand. And we can only stand in the power and strength He provides for us, as we let the cross be bared on our souls, allowing Him to arise in us and take dominion.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Truth and Error-A Matter of Life and Death


 
Below are several sentences I cut and pasted from a blog, so if they do not flow cohesively, that is why. I feel so strong about what I see happening in the mind's of people concerning how they see God and doctrine, that I felt it necessary to at least counter it with these statements, which I am in agreement with.
 It really is staggering to watch truth slip away, and to see the new perversions that are taking hold, as satan weaves his web. As this article suggests, don't get too close, or you may get stuck in his web, too.
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"Discernment is a necessity in this ungodly world. Why have we labeled it 'judgment' and called it evil?

It seems that the only real and intolerable heresy today is the despicable act of calling someone a heretic. If the one accused is guilty of heresy, he or she will probably elicit more sympathy than his accuser. … 

We live in a climate where heresy is embraced and proclaimed with the greatest of ease.

Where our fathers saw these issues as matters of life and death, indeed of eternal life and death, we have so surrendered to relativism and pluralism that we simply don’t care about serious doctrinal error. We prefer peace to truth and accuse the orthodox of being divisive when they call a heretic a heretic. It is the heretic who divides the church and disrupts the unity of the body of Christ.

After Korah, Dathan, and Abiram rebelled against God, Moses told the people of Israel, “Depart now from the tents of these wicked men! Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins” (Numbers 16:26). So Israel departed. Then these three men, their families, and their stuff were consumed by an earthquake, while God rained fire on the 250 leaders who gathered with them (16:31-35). He wanted Israel to know that “these men have rejected the Lord” (16:30)



Will we use discernment to identify the modern-day Korahs who have entered the church and asserted themselves as shepherds and leaders, and who have affected their 'sheep' to embrace lies? Will we separate ourselves from them and revile their doctrines? We must if we want to avoid God’s righteous judgment. It’s coming soon!"

 

 

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

God Used President Obama in My Life

     I have ignored  President Obama since he was elected. I have pretended he didn't exist, and that his being elected President was a bad nightmare that I hoped would end. I didn't know what to do with him.
     Currently, God is showing me that by pushing Obama into my subconscious, indicated I didn't want to deal with what his presence stirred up in me. So, it was really my own feelings and attitudes I didn't want to look at, or didn't know what to do with, not him. He was only used in my life to reveal those things.
     So, what are some of those things, He is showing me? My blaming attitude, my critical nature, and my desire for punishment for wrong-doers instead of wanting God's forgiveness and redemption for them. Sobering.
     What do we do when God reveals parts of our hearts that need "rending"? We submit them to Him in repentance for healing. That is what I am going to do.
    

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Swirl

     I see brothers and sisters as the Body of Christ, loving, encouraging, correcting in love, forgiving, and caring for one another creating a whirlpool in the River of Life. Those who get near, who are "being saved"  are drawn to this love, and want to be a part. As they peer into this phenomenon of love, they draw closer, wanting to be one of the family, they thirst for this New Life in Him. When they get even closer and on the edge, they are swooped into the swirl and taken into Christ, plunging the very depths of Him as they go under.

Friday, June 20, 2014

His Truth Reigns!!!

      I don't "speak it" to make it true.  It is true already, and so I say it.  Out of the heart (of belief), the mouth speaks. Trying to control God for our own fleshly desires, and using His Word to do it, is witchcraft. Amen.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Balancing Grace and Works



(1) When we are saved by grace we become God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God has already ordained that we should walk in them (See Eph. 2:10). We are created unto good works (Eph. 2:10), zealous of good works (Titus 2:14), full of good works (Acts. 9:36), rich in good works (1 Tim. 6:18), throughly furnished unto all good works (2 Tim. 3:17), show a pattern of good works (Titus 2:7), and are careful to maintain good works (Titus 3:8).

(2) For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Titus 2:11, 12