Apostasy…

22 Nov

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1 Timothy 4:1-2, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

The Holy Bible warns of latter times when many will depart from the Faith. 1 Timothy 4:1-2, describes a great falling away from not only The Cross of Christ but God in general. We can see this today in the American society where to accommodate other cultures with different beliefs, we compromise our own mainly by not sharing our Faith.

While we are here operating in the natural world we must share our belief in Christ, in saying we belong to the Most High and share the revelation of Jesus Christ so that others may be saved, 2 Timothy 1:8.

Apostasy has a very deeper revelation, as it opens us up to lies, deceit and to the god of this world Satan. 2 Corinthians 4:4 states, “Whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”

The further we move away from the Cross, the closer we are to receiving a lie, and offer ourselves over to Satan the god of this world. It seems today the only time we here about Christ it is when politicians are running for office our an athlete wins a championship. Then we wonder why there is so much terror and sin rampant in the world.

Terror breeds fear and fear is not of The Lord. 2 Timothy 1:8 reads, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” In these latter times, we must hold on to our faith and confess Jesus Christ as the Savior. Doing do will ward off the enemy from your life, family, and Spiritual well being.

Pray that the world will no longer turn away, but turn to the Cross of Jesus Christ for salvation. The plan of the enemy will not win in blinding this generation into believing a lie but rather the truth. For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, Jesus!

Shalom…

Waiting On the Lord…

13 Oct

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Waiting upon The Lord…

“Isaiah 40:31 – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

In releasing our Faith by the spoken Word of prayer, the Lord always hears our cries. God is ever present in the affairs of His children and provides intercession based on the Blood of Christ. However, the Lord is outside our jurisdiction of time and answers when He knows it is at our best interest. The wait can produce doubt, but rest assure God always answers prayer.

Though God does not answer prayer at our convenience at times, the wait that patience produces amounts to strength and character. I believe once we ask God, spiritually the answer is released to us. It is up to us at time to receive His answer in the natural realm.

This time can be thought of as a reflection of the event. We can think about what caused it and what correction if any is needed in our personal lives. To prevent future mistakes and provide spiritual edification. Isaiah 40:31 provided insight into what a Believer can expect when the spiritual answer arrives from our Lord.

Renewed strength is the first. Persecution strengthens the will of man. Allowing us to become stronger and more determined to correct mistakes and be strive for righteousness. Renewed strength solidifies the belief of the righteous path of God.

Mounting up with wings as Eagles defines a rise from the ashes, strong and beautiful. This scripture uses running and not fainting as a way of saying we will have more endurance to finish the race. God is always looking for ways to build up his children into powerful men and women. He uses every opportunity good or bad to do so.

Our patience produced in waiting on Him is no different. Strength, character and endurance come to help us finish the race set forth by our Lord and Savior. Remember to stay faithful knowing that the Spiritual answer from our Lord will naturally manifest soon.

Shalom…

The Social Tolerance Agenda…

10 Aug

image“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” -Romans 12:2

Social tolerance is the belief that individuals can live together, while at the same time have different views or lifestyles. This is one of the core fundamental ideas that a free society holds dear. While we may not share common beliefs, we can still function as a society and respect one another, while showing love to all.

Over time the idea of social tolerance had been distorted to push a Anti-Christ agenda. Whereas if you do not accept the unnatural or secular view you are filled with hate or close minded in your thinking. I do believe that everyone has the right to live as they want, and to have love for those who have not accepted Christ. It is important not to inadvertently accept the worlds view point over God.

The world today is very aggressive in promoting one side of social tolerance with same-sex marriage, homosexuality, alternative lifestyles and promiscuity to every man and woman. While if anyone rejects these ideas they are attacked an forced to believe them. Social tolerance works both ways while you can express yourself the way you want, the other side that does not agree has the right to speak their beliefs as well.

The Church has been hit the worst by this agenda. Forcing many denominations to have a more liberal view of the scriptures. Though being called to minister to the world, we cannot compromise the Word of God
to meet the desire of men. The Bible says to stand firm on the Scriptures, (1 Corinthians 16:13) knowing that The Holy Spirit will intercede.

Know that God works in mysterious ways, and that souls are won based on our Faith to receive truth, and not a compromise, as read Romans 10:11.

Remember to stand firm on the Word, and to your “old” views that society rejects. Maintain your beliefs and love all like they are on their way to being saved by the Blood of Jesus. Never compromise into agreement and into judgement, remember Amos 3:3, “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?”

Shalom…

Which Christ Do You Believe?

5 May

image“He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.”

Today the world paints many different pictures of our Messiah, Jesus. While the world acknowledges His existence, there are many debates as to who Jesus truly was. Though many ideas and teachings are true, the fact of Jesus as the Messiah is not debatable.

Some titles from other religions and groups categorize Jesus as only a Prophet, others a teacher or miracle worker. Though these are all good labels, a missing component of who Jesus truly is needs to be inserted for our salvation.

Let’s examine a few titles given to Jesus and relate them to scripture. Was our Lord a Prophet according to the Quran in Surah 2:136? Yes, Matthew 21:11 states, “So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

A Prophet is defined as a teacher or proclaimer to the will if God. To a extent we as Christians hold this title. In preaching the good news of The Lord to the world, we declare the good news of salvation.

The world says he was a good teacher. Yes, He was! The scripture states in John 3:2, “This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” By way of the Holy Spirit of God, we teach the scriptures to those who have ears to hear. Instructing those of the salvation found in the Cross.

Jesus Christ was all these things, but none compare to the fact of His deity. Their have been many great prophets and teachers but none have paid the price for our sins. The sin nature in man cannot be covered by good deeds or positive words. The wages of sin is death, Romans 6:23. But in Jesus that debt is paid by his perfect sacrifice on the Cross, Romans 3:25.

So which Christ do you believe? I believe Jesus is the Christ as stated in Mark 14:62, “Jesus said, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” Shalom

Who was Melchizedek?

1 Feb

Melchizedek-of-Salem Hebrews 7:1-3 18:21, “For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,”  without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually.” Who was Melchizedek? This mysterious Priest who appears in the book of Hebrews is in actuality not so mysterious. In the Holy Scriptures God is always giving examples to those who are lost to the redemption found in Jesus Christ. Melchizedek is a “type,” of Christ to given as an example or to foreshadow the Messiah. In this same breath we as Believers are examples of Jesus in the modern day displaying love, kindnes and truth to the world. John the Baptist was also a foreshadower of Jesus Christ in the wilderness baptizing by water to give a example of the baptism of the Holy Spirit Jesus would present. Melchizedek is presented in a higher spiritual state state by blessing Abraham in verse 1. The tithe paid represents the “sin,” debt in which we are so honored the Lord took from us. In the same way today, we pay tithes in giving our lives totally over to the Holy Spirit of God. To be used by God for His purpose. Verse 3 says Melchizedek was “without Father or Mother,” this is not meant He did not have a natural father and Mother but that the lineage of Melchizedek was hidden by way of the Holy Spirit to furthur present him as a type of Christ. The Mechizedek Priest was needed to enlighthen the people of that day, who did not have the Holy Bible written for them at that time. With the use of computers and technology we have the ability to read a interpret the Word of God, but still have powerful men and women who guide us as examples. Martin Luther King presents a type of Moses who began the Civil Rights movement by way of God. As stated before John the Baptist was a type of Christ, as well as the Disciples. Displaying miracles, signs and wonders after the resurrection of Jesus. Most importantly we are important examples of Jesus in the modern age in being a light unto the world. Satan in the end times will elevate the Anti-Christ who will be a demonic type of Christ to deceive the world. I praise the Most High, for giving each and every man and women not only Jesus but also examples to lead us to him for redemption. Shalom…

The Power of the Tongue…

23 Nov

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Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

The power of the human tongue is one of the most misunderstood gifts from God. The Lord above not only equipped those who believe with the Holy Spirit, but also with the creative ability to create and also destroy, with the power of their tongue. In being made in the image of the living God (Genesis 1:27) we as his sons and daughters have this capability given to us. Hebrews 11:3 states, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” This is a very important teaching that is commonly avoided, due to the enemy capitalizing on our own ability to destroy ourselves. Satan only has the power to destroy the things that we allow him to.

Remember Faith works by receiving, believing and then speaking the Word of God over our life. It is always mindful to speak love, hope, blessings over the lives and situations to release the positive energy within us given by God. The tongue is a activation switch that allows the Holy Spirit to go to work in our lives. If you believe that health is in your future speak it. If you believe your child will go to college speak it. If you desire a loved one to get saved, speak it into existence. Receiving and believing is a requirement but the release of energy is in your tongue. In the same breath the tongue can be used to curse us as well.

When we speak negative words they have the same ramifications over our lives. If we ever are down we should never say negative thoughts developed in our minds. This is why Proverbs 18:21 says DEATH as well is in the tongue. We can curse ourselves by way of negative words even if at the time we speak them we really do not mean them. The spiritual realm does not know what sarcasm is. What we speak is what will happen. Ephesians 4:29 states, “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Release the positive energy of your words today to bless others! So that they too can come into the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Shalom…

Pseudo Christians…

17 Jul

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Matthew 15:8, “These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.”

The term pseudo is defined as someone or something that is perceived to be real, when in actuality is a fake. In today’s day and age of the modern Christian world, the rise of the Pseudo Christian is ever prevalent. The Holy Bible defines Christina Disciples, as those who follow the life and teachings of the Messiah Jesus Christ. Being a Christian is standing fast on the Word of God, the Holy Bible and being Holy (1 Peter 1:16). Holiness is not being perfect; holiness is being true to where you are in your walk with God (Romans 6:12-14).

Today many non-believers claim to know Christ based on the necessity of social acceptance, in order to sway true believers. Pseudo Christian’s cause dismay in the Church and give false hope to the world, by keeping one foot on both sides. As a believer in the Most High you cannot walk a fine line of being saved and being a sinner. For instance, if you claim to know God you cannot be cursing with your friends one minute and then preaching the Gospel the next. You cannot be sleeping with different women in and out of the Church and say you care about your fellow man the next. The Lord is looking for not only believers but doers of His word, James 1:22-25, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”

Pseudo-Christianity is a false religion many celebrities, world known pastors and others believe in. In thinking you know God and knowingly sinning will cause unbelievers to question the Holy Bible. Never forget that you are a direct ambassador of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20). We are the light unto the world, and need to show exactly how Christ can change their life for the better through the righteousness of His sacrifice. Not through being worldly, but like Christ. I pray that we all stand on the Word of the Lord in private and in public, that true Christianity can be shown. Shalom…