Immaterial Things and Situations(sit ye a-tions)and Reprobate Minds

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Whoa! Put down your whips and put away your nerf gun. I ain’t having it. In the last 3 or 4 months, we have seen some REAL manifestations of the working of spiritual wickedness in rather high places, don’t ya think? From the white house to the outhouse or vice versa as the saying goes.

Read Romans 1

Why do people associate themselves with immaterial things? Yep, you got it, a flag, the Supreme Court rulings, and all other things that are manmade profanations, not God intended. The rainbow is God’s symbol being misused. Somebody dun gon and turnt it into an Asherah symbol.(Quiet!, no talking back or grumbling)

Why let an immaterial thing as a flag declare who you are? (Ecclesiastes 3:20 (KJV) All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.)

Why let the decisions of man change your personal belief in God’s plan?

Why hate another because of their skin hue?

Why does a person pretend to be of another ethnicity?

Why shoot a man in the back that is running away from you?

Why does blue and yellow make green?

Why are there still in existence segregated churches that believe in God as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit?

Why is suiting the need used as a defense for a pilferer, a hypocrite, and a dog when there is a separation of church and state? Sit ye a-tions… Huh?

Thar She Flows!

Thar She Flows!

These are not things that make you go hmmm?…Sin is SIN. Whatever is going on with government and personal beliefs -we tend to forget the rulers that we are wrestling against. There are evil spirits wandering around to devour us- waiting to  take control of our spirit while at the same time moving us further away from the ONE and ONLY Maker.  Meanwhile, “back at the Bat cave”, fear is running rampant. When we lose focus on Who God Is, Why Jesus Came, Departed, and will Return, and What the Holy Spirit’ job is, we are fighting a losing battle against those fleshless principalities and powers. Hear ye, hear ye! God will win.

Just because we don’t see them, we see their actions. Every time I read about stuff on the net, I just lift my hands and heart to God and say, Father, God, have mercy on us all. Quite a few Americans hate to admit it – hate is ruling in their lives. Most hide behind and pledge allegiance to a flag (immaterial object) and cling to the words God Bless America when their sin is shining brightly for all to see.  God does not bless sins. God’s kingdom will be the Only place that will be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

At the rate America is going now, this is not a picture Michelangelo would want to paint and put on display in today’s newspapers and art galleries; nor a painting a kindergartener would put on the family fridge. Has anyone sat down with kids to ask them what they think about all the stuff that is going on in the “land of the free?” I have, and believe me, it’s not a pretty picture of their thoughts. Here is the thing….those who are in Christ will wait on the Lord.  There will be an ending to all this sinful madness, thus saith the Lord.

With that being said, let us remember the teachings of Paul in Ephesians 6:10-18 to understand that these happenings are immaterial to the Kingdom of God. Christians need to :

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Awakening- Immaterial things cause us to lose sight of God working on behalf of His children. Do not ever forget that YOU as a child of God have dominion over the Devil. I know it is hard to fathom but we need to remember this in Genesis 50:20 (KJV)- But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

Beloved, we can preach and listen to sermons all day long, go to church every day, read the bible every day, and pretend to be a Christian when it suits our need,  protest that we have freedom or the right to do this or be this, but if we don’t put on the whole armour of God, as a Christian, and love one another, we are “living the dream” of those rulers of darkness of this world.

While most are walking around here with blindchitis (relative to bronchitis) as all of this is going on,  at least recognize  “ain’t nobody got time for that” as Sweet Brown would say. It’s evident that some are being given over to a reprobate mind. God has bigger plans and a better place for His children. Be attentive, keep your focus on Jesus.

 

 

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What… All Humans Have The Same Destiny? Ecclesiastes 9

(1-2) For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.  All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

(11-12) I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

Allow me to place a short focus on the above verses.

Is it comprehensible for us to believe that all humans have the same destiny? For most, it’s kind of sad to think that no matter what we have done under the sun- all have the same destiny. In the human race we find that some humans think that one race is better than the other, another’s financial status is better than the other, and another’s position in life is better than the other, But–Old Solomon has opened some eyes in the way things actually were then, now, and in the future regardless of who you are, where you are, and what you do in this life. Our Maker rules from beginning to end. (TYHS)

Knowing the wisdom in this boils down to what Solomon said. Wisdom that is of the utmost importance is found in verse 1 and 2-Pull out your binoculars so that you can see this: binoculars green

 

 

 

 

“…All this…are in the hand of God….All that is before them. All things come alike to All…”

 

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Let me share a few examples of this statement to help your belief or non-belief:

  • Noah- Genesis 6-9, told to take his family on a cruise
  • Abraham- Genesis 12, told to remove himself from his father’s home at the age of seventy -five
  • Joseph – Genesis 37-50       hatefully removed from his father’s presence because of favoritism
  • Ishmael – Genesis 16, 17:20, 21:13, removed from his father because of stepmother’s jealousy
  • Jonah- the Book of Jonah, redirected in his tracks to reach his destiny (“in the hand of God”)

There seemed to be a pattern of people being removed from their earthly fathers with the exception of Jonah, (the bible doesn’t say he was told to leave Amittai, his father. It just states he was the son of Amittai) to reach their destiny per God’s Will. Oh well! Dig more into that later.

Now we skip to my lou my darlings on to verses 11 and 12. In the examples given, can we agree that these verses ring true for the human race. Regardless of their Talladega 500 race status, personal battles, riches, and favor; all of these people and more have died their earthly death not knowing their time because of time and chance happening to all. For those who are still living, our time and chance will come for us to die of an earthly death. Same destiny! We don’t know when it is coming, just as we do not know the day or hour of Christ’s return. (Matthew 25:13)

The main purpose of this chapter for me is and for all ARE to become wise in KNOWING that this world, its troubles, and its people, – ALL “are in the hand of God.”

If you haven’t at this time, I urge you to choose at this very moment, who you will serve as did Joshua. (Joshua 24:15) Choose wisely. Choose Jesus! Indeed, as we look at our lives and the lives of others, it is true that regardless of life events, all humans have the same destiny.

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Enjoy the Quotes!

“The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God” ~ John F. Kennedy

“There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“None know how often the hand of god is seen in a wilderness but them that rove it for a man’s life.” ~ Thomas Cole  

“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.” God (Ezekiel 18:4)

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Wisdom: She Sees and Hears – Ecclesiastes 7

Flying With Thoughts

Flying With Thoughts

You will find in most bibles the title The Value of Practical Wisdom under Ecclesiastes 7. Practical? I had a talk with the Holy Spirit about that word. In Proverbs 8:14 (KJV) having “sound wisdom” is mentioned. After all, wisdom is wisdom right? Owls never look happy and they look like winged cats?

My heart led me to ponder if there were more types of wisdom. Just as Solomon applied his heart to know, to search and seek out wisdom, I’ve learned this is the best way to research things. Use the Heart application. Lo, I found more types on the net. According to giveshare.org,  “There are four types of wisdom: First, there was the perfect wisdom that was with God “in the beginning” as He created the worlds. The second type of wisdom is the wisdom of the world. It is according to the laws and principles of man. Third is the “wisdom of Solomon” given for man. Fourth is the wisdom of God for man.” Ok, pondering done. Now I’m not too concerned about the types of wisdom. I’d rather explore what she looks like and what she gives to us. I’m so visual!

The deeper I get into His word, the more I find just how numerical God is. Most of us have four wisdom teeth when or if they come in. Hmm? Why an owl is a “wise old owl” instead of just wise owl?

see you owlOwls are gifted with huge eyes that are said to be one of the best in terms of night vision. Their eyes are said to be laser-sharp making them very effective against their prey during night time. Owls also have large ears with tufts that are very sensitive when it comes to hearing. Their hearing ability is considered crucial to their survival against possible predators like snakes. With laser-like vision and impeccable hearing abilities, owls are often considered very wise as they can easily catch prey and protect themselves from danger at night. With these abilities, owls are then likened to the wise elders of the previous generations. (Courtesy of http://www.knowswhy.com/why-are-owls-considered-wise/)

(TYHS) Do you see it? Like the owl, there are two things that are crucial to our “survival against possible predators like snakes” here as given to us throughout the Holy Bible. The ability to spiritually See and Hear! Two things we need to use as a defense “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”(Ephesians 6:12) I pray that you too understand the importance of spiritually being able to see and hear, “For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense. But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.” (vs 12) Whoa, the Holy Spirit walked us right into that verse!

With that being said, let us take a look at some characteristics of one who (Hoo! Hoo!) has Practical Wisdom per Solomon:

  • Is patient in spirit
  • Does not wish to relive the past
  • Is not overly righteous
  • Is not overly wise
  • Is not overly wicked
  • Does not take to heart everything that people say
  • Is not foolish
  • Fears God
  • Has more strength than ten rulers of a city
  • Knows that God made man upright
  • Has a wise heart
  • Knows that men are scheme seekers
  • Is slow to anger
  • Knows the wickedness of folly
  • Knows when a woman’s heart is a snare and a net
  • Considers the work of God
  • Avoids things that can destroy self
  • Knows that a just man does not exist on this earth that does good and does not sin
  • Admits that in their lifetime, they have cursed others in their heart
  • Knows the capabilities of their adversaries

And might I remind self and others that these characteristics are dependent upon us being able to spiritually see and hear. Practical wisdom is something that needs to be applied daily in our lives.

Enjoy this quote:

Three passions have governed my life:

The longings for love, the search for knowledge,

And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].

Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.

In the union of love I have seen -In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision

Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge.

I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].

 I have wished to know why the stars shine.

Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,

But always pity brought me back to earth;

Cries of pain reverberated in my heart

Of children in famine, of victims tortured

And of old people left helpless.

I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,

 And I too suffer.

This has been my life; I found it worth living.

– Bertrand Russell

Are you an Altar Junkie?

Reaching a High for God – “Be an Altar Junkie!”
Thanks Bro. Walter Bright for this message.

Walter Bright

What is an Altar?

To be sure, I am not referring to the “usually raised structure or place on which sacrifices are offered or incense is burned in worship.” Nor am I referring to the “table on which the eucharistic elements are consecrated or which serves as a center of worship or ritual.”

The Altar has always represented a place of consecration. A place where the worshiper, either at his own will or at the command of God, would either come to lay down all his/her baggage of sins, worship, meet or seek God.

Today in most of our churches, the altar would be that place at the front of the church where people gather for prayer – either to publicly confess Jesus as Savior, receive prayer for healing, consecration for ministry, or Impartation (a word used in many circles).

Unfortunately, altar time in most of our churches is widely…

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The Revelation Of Jesus Christ: “…and white robes were given unto every one of them …”

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SIH TOTT ICONRev 6:11 KJV

(11)  And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

As the vision of the sixth seal continues, John sees the martyred saints receiving white robes as they wait for the Lord’s judgment against those who have mistreated them.  What do these white robes symbolize? Two different aspects of righteousness:

  1. God’s righteousness that is given to all who have been saved.
  2. The martyr’s works of righteousness as they remained faithful to the Lord in the midst of opposition and abuse.

What a very important lesson for each one of us!  These robes of righteousness symbolize for us to two great responsibilities that God gives to mankind:

First of all, they remind us of the…

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Genesis 1

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

 

For the Love of God

Great Forgiveness Exercise- Enjoy

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5. For the Love of GodDo you desire to meet those who’ve pierced you deepest with an embrace that yearns for their restoration? We can’t love the best in people until we can forgive the worst in them. Love covers a multitude of sins. HEART CHECK: Who’s sinned against you, and how are you covering them? If we’ll ever love the way God loves, we’ll have to forgive the way God forgives.  God loves the people you can’t stand… ((READ THE REST HERE)). See the video below for the demonstration of a 30-second forgiveness exercise.

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Knowing and Accepting Your Lot – Ecclesiastes 5:8-20

 

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Lot-(n)- an object used as a counter in determining a question by chance : the use of lots as a means of deciding something: the resulting choice : something that comes to one upon whom a lot has fallen : (share): one’s way of life or worldly fate : (fortune)

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We as God’s children often times forget the many gifts He gives to us. I personally had never thought much of a LOT being a gift of God. Solomon confirmed it by his observations. The Holy Spirit stamped it in my heart just now on this great blessed New Years Eve. Wow! I am becoming wiser. 😛

It is a fact that “Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb,and as everyone comes, so they depart.They take nothing from their toil that they can carry in their hands.” (vs 15)

On a serious note, I wish that those who are hoarders of their riches (LOT) given to them by God, would stop thinking that they are going to take their riches with them when they die. I also wish that they would realize, whatever they have is a gift from God. God is a giving God that supply all of our needs. (Philippians 4:19-And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.)

Since we are made in His image, aren’t we suppose to be giving beings that do the same? After all, it is through some of us that the Spirit of God works in our heart to give to the less fortunate so that their needs are met. We are NOT taking anything with us in death. God even takes our soul from our bodies that He breathed into us. It belongs to Him when we die. All things belong to Him. This too is something we need to know and accept. It’s a – (dash ) period.

When death occurs it seems to be customary to put the date of birth – (dash) date of death on the marker for the deceased and/or to list it in an obituary. I’ve never heard an explanation for the -(dash) but what would you think if I said that -(dash) represented ‘one’s way of life or worldly fate’…the things that took place in between life and death? Yeah, their LOT. Hmmm, thinking too much again, I am. (TYHS)

“To eat, drink, and to find satisfaction” in our labor under the sun during our life is a LOT that God has given to all. We all share in that LOT… the -(dash) That is now one of my New Years resolutions after reading the scriptures…Knowing and Accepting My Lot for it is a gift from God. That will be my – (dash). I will choose to “seldom reflect on my life” because I will trust in what God gives me and be totally “occupied with gladness of heart.” Amen (TYHS)

And I close with verses 18-20:

This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.

I pray that all get to work in Knowing and Accepting Your Lot.

JOYFUL NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL

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