Proclaim the Lord Jesus Christ as your one and only Savior.
Not Mary, not Buddha, not Mohammad.
35 Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come backwhether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: Watch!
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"The difference between 'Christians' (real) and 'Christ-stains' (sic)"
Seriously. You make all of us look incredibly
BAD and give all of us a reputation we don't need.
What you should have done was wait.
Wait, Wait, Wait! Think! Think think think.
First off, our own "church laws"
can have a very negative impact. They separate us and the sinner from
the Lord, because they are not meant to replace communion with himself.
Too many times I have seen people turned AWAY from the Lord because
of Church laws that were imposed on them by other, well meaning, but
severely misguided, Christians. These church laws can be as harmless
In response to my friend, who I've kept nameless on purpose...
She asked me to consider whether it is from the Spirit or from self. Lets look at the fruits of this spirit, after all, Jesus himself told us to test the spirits, and I am now testing this one. We have : Division, which would include arguing and all components with it; Apostasy (Falling away from the Lord) as just two spirits. Division obviously from those who either choose willfully not to agree or are not mature or wise enough to ask the Lord or know better what is Spiritually right and wrong. Some doctrines push us away from God, although that was probably not the original heart's intent, the misguided effort leads some (whom I know personally) down a dismal, eternal road, angering and offending them into Hell itself, because they cannot bear the harsh witness of those who were supposed to gently lead them into the Loving arms of Christ. Instead they turn to a religion that is more accepting or more pleasant to their ears, such as Buddhism or get angry with the Church and God, and turn Athiest.
This includes NOT making further difficulties to our spiritual walks. Consider what JESUS said in response to what he added. HE said he simply had two commands. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and soul. Then love your neighbor as yourself. He DIDN'T say "You have to dress up on Sunday" or "You're only saved if you allow the Holy Spirit to let you speak in tongues or flail on the floor," or "if you flail on the floor or speak of tongues you're not saved"
Am I saying we should ignore rules? By no means! Some are good and acceptable and in good reason, but others, which need to be searched with true humility and obeyance to the REAL Holy Spirit, not the whims of our own desires and knowledge, MUST take precedence!!! We must obey the Lord, and those HE has put in charge, but ultimately, obey The Lord first.
Can we change this? Is it too late to
get on our face and repent of these spirits of religion, renounce these
false humilities of our flesh, and turn to God, and redeem ourselves
and our fellow men? God I hope it is not too late!
Don't get your hackles raised yet...
Bin Laden's party fails
Well, November 2nd came and went and thankfully, no terrorist attack other than the usual rhetoric from the Liberal LEft side of our political spectrum. I have moved my post about a possible attack down to it's normal place in the timeline.
So why do I call them Bin Laden's Party? Because they are not just Democrats, they are DEMONCrats. Here's a nice little article that explains how I feel and why.
I read today in the Oregonian, that some people in Massachusetts feel discriminated against "because their statesman lost" (for the 4th time since the 70's) and that their values are in conflict with the rest of America. Hello? Ring ring! Get a clue! Over half of America does NOT agree with your values, so perhaps you should do a self reflect, see what happened, cause I guarantee - it's NOT going to just go away. That happened in the early 90's with political correctness run amok, but we're wise to that scheme (so I guess you'll have to pull another scheme out of Satan's pocket).
Yassar Arafat is in a coma. Earlier today, Luxembourg reported that Arafat had died, and immediately Reuters jumped on that and broadcast he had officially died, but then Paris announced they are still working on him. Speaking from experience grieving a lost loved one, he's been on incubation (tubes down his throat) for several days, and that is actually VERY hard on the body - he's most likely, according to reports, brain dead, which is why they announced he had died. If so, he will likely be taken off life support soon. All this to say, that so much better not only for Israel, but for the Palestinians themselves. Now pick someone that is not a terrorist, and someone that can viably lead you.
31"When the Son of Man comes
in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne
in heavenly glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and
he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates
the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep on his right and the
goats on his left.
OK, so now my point... this passage refers to how believers (note that Jesus is talking to His DISCIPLES,.. His FOLLOWERS, not to the World) have treated others in the world, particularly His people, the nation and people of Israel. Special language is noted in how Jesus uses a shepherd to describe the scene : "32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. " Sheep are meek and docile. Goats push and shove each other and other creatures around. In the same way people, whether believers or not, are one of two types,... either you are kind and help others (even prayer if you are penniless to help a beggar is helping!), or you shove people out of your way (by action or inaction) and are selfish.
So Bin Laden urges us to abandon our Israeli policy ties and leave the Arab world alone? Big deal, you say? What's the connection? Has it occurred to you that the only reason God may be withholding Judgdement on the sinful United States of America BECAUSE she supports Israel? I have said it before and will say it again, HOW can God bless America when she is steeped up to her eyebrows and shaking our fists in open defiance and in blatant sin AGAINST whom we are asking a blessing? And why should God not remove his protection over us should we abandon our Israeli friends? America, I beg you, Do Not Abandon Israel. Do not listen to a madman (Bin Laden).
It's been known for a long time that the numbers 666 are already in every bar code on every product as it already is - a 6 in the beggining, a 6 in the middle and a 6 at the end. so what happens to those who HAVE the mark of the beast?
this next part is Revelation 14: 6-13,
The Three Angels
Then I saw another angel flying in
midair, and he had the eternal gospel to
so is this mark that they get (Verichip's)
the mark of the beast? Probably
The Roadmap is folded up,...
Today, Israel's honorable Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that Israel would not follow the so called "Road Map To Peace" that was offerred from the United States last year and tacitly applied. http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040915/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians_1
Really it's about time they woke up and smelled the carbombs on that.. there IS no peace, specifically, there is no peace as long as 1: Yasser Arafat remains alive, in Israel or 2: Yasser Arafat remains in power in ANY position, in Israel. He needs to be removed one way or the other, and seeing that he is a terrorist, I wouldn't care if he "made himself a martyr" as he himself has quoted.
Regardless, there has not been a working peace plan in four years, since Arafat was offered choice cuts of Israel, and instead started a major uprising (murder campaign) against Israel.. and this is a man who won the Noble Peace prize? Incidentally, the Nobel comission recently apologized for giving it to him! Arafat has been sitting on all peace deals since then, waiting for Israel to make all the moves for him, refusing to lift any finger towards REAL peace. Then he cries (crocodile tears) foul when Israel comes after him for ordering more terror strikes against Israel.
Mindboggling just how STUPID he and his hate is!
I'm gonna sound like a crackpot here, I know, but I think I know when the Al Qaeda terrorists are planning their next major assault against America. Now hold on for this ride, it gets a little bumpy. I was wondering the other day, in regards to how Al Qaeda disrupted the Spanish voting process, how many days it will be until the 9/11 annivarsary. I calculated 1095 days. Hmm.. but wait, this year's a leap year, add 1, 1096. Still no significance. Then I went back to the thought of Al Qaeda wanting to interrupt our elections, had to find out when our voting day is.. November 2nd. Ok, that's 1147 days since the original 9/11. Ok, now there's a significance... we know Al Qaeda wants to interrupt our elections. What better way than a day or two beforehand? What's two days before the elections? Halloween. October 31st. 1145 days since 9/11. Now, hold on.. if you separate the numbers, you have 11, a 4 and a 5. Simple math here, 4+5 = 9, and 11 by itself adds up to a European style dating of 11/9 (9/11).
We also know terrorists have been testing airline security. In one recent example, men of arab descent have repeatedly made attempts to disrupt flights by standing during the entire flight, passing bags in sequence to each other and sequentially heading to the restrooms, and one even tried to break through the restroom wall, on which the other side was the cockpit! If there's ever been a time to pray for our nation, it's now, and repent for the sins of our fathers.
Yesterday I ran into - or she ran into me - a far left liberal chicken, I call her that, because she was clucking around where I work like a chicken screaming that the sky is falling. "There's no snow on Mt St Helens, and it's ALL George Bush's fault!" She REALLY said that, that is not an exaggeration. I stood there dumbfounded for a moment. "You mean Bush controls the weather? You mean the past twenty - twenty five years of environmental issues is all our CURRENT presidents fault? "Absolutely! Because when ..[some recent environmental report] came out he IGNORED it!" ((update - this citizen of Moronica owes Bush and me an apology for insulting our intelligence, since due to the recent activity on Mt St Helens, a active volcano, THAT'S why there's hardly any snow on Mt St Helens!))
I sometimes wonder at the absolute hatred, and sometimes downright insanity of these people that "hate what is good and love what is evil". I cannot fathom how they cannot understand that, even though the mass WMD were not found in Iraq, QUITE a bunch of good has come forth from it : Mainly, that dictator is out of power and thousands of Iraqi's now have freedoms that they have never had; Libya, a blatantly obvious terrorist regime country, was so scared out of their wits at the success of the 2nd Gulf War that they VOLUNTEERED their nuclear weapons up, and surrendered to the United States and to the IAEA. That's horrendously GOOD news! There's more, sooo much more but the Liberal Left doesn't want to hear it. How can the Liberal Left be so absolutely blinded to these truths, and instead believe in all their hatred so much, that they hate what a good Christian man stands for? Can you see the love of many growing cold, or even colder, by the day?
I pay a lot of attention to what's going on in Israel, looking forward to the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38,39, in which the arab nations gather around Israel from the north to attempt to utterly destroy her. With the assassination of Hamas' *spiritual* (the only thing that was spiritual here was that of death and hatred perhaps?) leader Sheik Yassin in March, and today, the assassination of Hamas'
leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi I cannot help but wonder how far off this future attack is? I look forward to it, because I already know the outcome! GOD wins on Israel's behalf. It's not because Israel has been holy or acknowledged God or his Glory, but God defends his name. God promised that if the people of Israel failed to exist that He is a liar. God as a holy God has no deceit in Him! It also is the last major event (in theory) prior to the Rapture and the Tribulation. It would certainly usher in a "Whoa, we gotta get this conflict resolved NOW!" attitude towards resolution between all the arab nations, nations and Israel. I know this is gonna be a heavy thing to accept for a lot of "christians" (if you really are that is if you dobt God's Word) that say that God is not really what he says he is or does what he says he does [cough Episcopalians] but God's WORD is True!
The Passion of the Christ
I went to this movie knowing it was going to be a wrenching experience. The fact had been, that I had been wishing someone would have the guts to do a movie that was true to the Bible, not the glossed over versions we've seen in the past.
I loved the beginning where Jesus is in the garden of Gethsamane, praying to God; Satan (played expertly by Rosalinda Celentano --it was so well done in the editing that I did not know she was a woman until I looked up the information on IMDB.com!) Satan attempts to talk down Jesus, saying he'll never be able to go through with it all. Jesus ignores Satan, praying more fervently to God. Satan attempts to attack Jesus with a snake, and Jesus kills the snake with his heel with a sudden thrust, showing what He did in the defeat of Satan : Genesis 3:15 "He will crush your head and you will bruise his heel."
: CHRIST-LIKE; Little Jesus
think the church in America is doomed
if we don't realize that WE NEED TO BE CHRISTLIKE ONCE AGAIN! We can't
be the ones that sit
in our church pews while the homeless beg for money and work on the
streetcorner, or when they ask for a place to sleep, we say "you can
sleep in the parking lot". WHERE'S the COMPASSION?? If you're REALLY
a TRUE Christian, there shouldn't be a need to ASK you, it should be
SHOWING and OBVIOUS. Obviously the new Episocopal Bishop is NOT.
My theories on the Middle East "Road Map"
believe that this will ultimately fail, but it may be successful at
first... I believe that there is a strong possibility that OUT of this
AS it fails could come the Antichrist, that lawless one from a Revived
Roman Empire mentioned in Daniel, to come out and get "REAL" peace between
Israel and the world. Followers of End Times Pre-Trib theology know
that that will be the beginning of the end. For me, it gives me great
HOPE, that our redemption draws near.
to Muhammad from last week
LOVING reaction would be to quietly disagree and want to have a dialogue,
and if a Christian, would pray for them to understand --- not beat them
into submission or understanding with a wooden stick!
In this coming Sunday's broadcast of 60 Minutes, Jerry Falwell is interviewed on his position regarding the Evangelical Christian support of the nation of Israel. He is also quoted, Yahoo News story as saying Mohammed was a terrorist.
wholeheartedly agree, he certainly was! It is certainly evidenced in
modern day news, in Israel, in the 9/11 attacks, etc., etc. If
Islam was truly a religion of peace, why are thousands of Muslims suffering
due to their own persecution of women, christians, and having suicide
bombers attack Israel and now the US?
Older Rant Blogs...Still relevant, from 2002
just in, also from Yahoo
News (World section) that the European Union
(originally 10 revived
Speaking of which...
A friend of mine has insisted to me that he has no need to read the Left Behind books or have any part of prophecy of End Times discussion. How folly that advice is! First, we are to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Second, we are to be watchers of the wall, to alert the people when someone or something is coming. In this instance, we are to be watching the leaders of the world, and looking for Christ's coming, looking for the signs! God chastised the foolish virgins who did not keep their lamps filled with oil to see his coming, let's not be like those! Not only so, but 30% of the Bible is devoted to the Last Days and Prophecy. Are we just to throw it all away and ignore it? Apparently so, according to many pastors nowadays...
In my last rant, I discussed that I had run out of time to make personal comments, as it affected my working conditions. This is no longer the case, so I am free to say what I want..in a way.
I have been reminded that we are not our own, that we were bought with a price. Jesus instructed that if something in our bodies causes us to sin, that we should "cut it off, and throw it away" as the Jesus said. I think about this, Christ was speaking metaphorically, and possibly about our church bodies as well. I will be the first to tell you I am NOT a trained theologian, nor have I attended cemetery school (seminary). However, I have grown up in the Christian church, in which mine, I feel more damage was done than if I had grown up in the secular schools. My point is, I have gone through the most Phariseeical churches this land must offer from the Pacific Northwest to the land of Georgia and I have watched countless shows on TBN and other channels that have no business proclaiming they are christian or that their ministry is "God's ministry" when in fact it is their business. They really are Christian Themed, as in Disneyland is a theme park, some even retreat centers I have worked at I realize are simply a Christian Themed retreat center. Somehow I managed to still find the REAL Christ, not the tv Christ, and did not end up "Twice the son of Satan" as Jesus said of the Pharisees. I love Jesus with all my heart. He is my Lord and Savior, and I want to be with him constantly. However I believe he has set it upon my heart to counter the Pharisee spirit that is in the world today, and worstly -- the Christian Church.
One thing I have been gently reprimanded by the Lord is by judging a
little too harshly.
I read the other day, from a past issue of Our Daily Bread from July 24th, 2002. If you have this copy, you can turn to that page and read what it says, I will paraphrase it for you now (so as hopefully not to anger the copyright guardians).
Powerful Lesson" (paraphrased)
Let's follow Paul's example of focusing on God and what he has done, and especially what he can do in the lives of others! I know I am trying my best to. I will say, it's not easy being human and being christian!
Let's pray FOR our people, not against them!
said, there are still many many things in our country that need to
be changed and or fixed.
I can tell you, as a formerly abused child, that is a light sentence indeed! This is not a time for religious "tolerance", this is a time for swift and appropriate action against these terrorists of the mind, body and soul.
also, Romans 12:2 says
Let us pray for our nation, but not only pray. Take action! DO something! The old phrase, "Don't just stand there, DO SOMETHING!" SCREAMS out at us as Christians, NOT to stand idly by!
next time, God bless and see you in the air if Christ comes first!