Saturday, February 13, 2016

Those leadin', those following after, those cheatin' due to lust after a position etc, those cussing, or pandering.. all of us need to be sure.

Too many are nominal Christians sincerely thinkin’ that they’re real–I really want em all helped. And listen, we’re pullin’ for y'all, Donald.  Yes, as they say here in Texas.. pullin' fer all y'all. 

You recently asked in a tweet“How can Ted Cruz be an Evangelical Christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest?”

None of us need a false assurance inside cuz none of us know the day when we're gunna go. Today, I'm praying for the relatives of Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia who was just found dead at a West Texas ranch. Probably had no clue it would happen today--most people don't know when. I so hope he was right with the Lord. Really liked him! Why not instead of guessing about it or having a false assurance on this (not at all sure what Scalia had inside, but), instead.. we each gain a real assurance of salvation. It's the Bible that uses the word "saved" cuz it can happen for us. It's God's thing, we just need to turn to Him and ask. Now, there was a day when you, the Donald, were kinda proud of the fact that you had "experiences" with married women. That's not for leaders or any, except of course with your wife now. You must know as a Presbyterian that unrepented of sins are still unforgiven sins so hopefully you already repented and believed. I hope you got right with Christ. We the American people want to see fruit. We all need to produce frult--not plastic table fruit as many exhibit. Ever bite into a fake orange or apple from the table? Hey, we're prayin' for you guys and for the USA. A nominal Christian can be defined as a person who may behave religiously, but yet he or she is a false believer, or a hypocrite. It's one who does not even walk with Jesus spiritually, one who believes with a mere head-knowledge perhaps (There's a clear warning: The Bible says that even the demons believe and tremble. Giving mental assent is not enough). But the nominal Christians has not yet turned from their sin--they've not humbly taken hold of "saving faith" that leads to a real vertical relationship with Christ / a real salvation that only God of the Bible offers us all ..yes, by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8,9). 
I too have heard Ted lie. Sad about that. I think he's done cuz of that. I still want the best for Cruz even though I want him to lose. We all have sinned and all need to simply repent and believe in Jesus rather than stay dead inside, religious, irreligious or whatever. Mr Lu-Cifer …the devil and his fallen angel buds, they don’t care how people get to hell just as long as they do. 
Let's be humble instead of proud--good examples who talk clean and edify others. I won’t judge hearts, only God can see em. But your question is real good @realDonaldTrump. And what an excellent time for your question–it should challenge you personally, and you Ted, and you Marco well as all the rest (and all of us citizens as well)... just to make sure that you’re..that we’re all real (forgiven) Christians.
What Christ said to the leaders of His day is so important for us to hear today. 

You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. John 5:39-40 NKJV

I just love what God says on all this.

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV

The problem with being religious is that religion can lead a person to knowledge yet that knowledge will not lead them into a righteous relationship with God via faith in Christ. 
The word of God regards nominal Christians in the same exact category as unbelievers and not as genuine born again Christians.
Read the Bible prayerfully cuz it would be so easy for any of us to be mistaken. Study Matthew 7:21-23 where it clearly shows us that there will be judgement upon people who thought they were true Christian believers but in the eyes of the Lord, these people were either deceptive nominal Christians or sincere false believers thinking they were saved by good deeds or something. Good works same no one.   

“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?”  Luke 6:46-47 NKJV   

Not gunna judge you or any–let’s judge ourselves first and the situation. Leaders, non-leaders, let’s check ourselves and make sure we are walking in the Spirit as real saved people. God is not just interested in any lip service from any of us. God expects our obedience to Him. We can be forgiven and born again spiritually today. This is what our nation needs most.  

All the day, forever dif in a good way.. you'll never be the same.

Ever seen that... know that.. I really mean this in love brother.. kinda look?  That certain correction-facial-expression on their countenance.. approaching you?
Then.. the velvet hammer falls. Hah!

“Man, I am so glad that God cleaned you up on the inside. But Kurt, I just can’t wait ‘til He does that on the outside when you cut your hair.” 

He's still workin' on me.. gotta ways to go. A work in progress. Yeah, still under construction here. : ) 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

What person really likes that word obedience.. at first?

I say.. obey God out of sincere love for Him. 

That's the kind of relationship He desires. We don't have to, we get to. So share Jesus because you want to as an overflow from the fulfilling union that you enjoy with Him. We import spiritually, and then we want to export the Good News and Christ's kindness like in practical service. 

In general did you know there are three incentives for Obeying? 

FEAR, DUTY and LOVE--You have to obey, you are asked to obey, or you really WANT to obey.  

How have you obeyed before? Do you do that? How much time in between hearing a directive from perfect Direct Authority (God), or from flawed Delegated Authority.. and actually taking action to go do that directive? You know that time period correlates with your humility and spiritual maturity.  

How can can we worship the Lord or alone win people to Him? How much can we grow or accomplish without the word of God? Zip! 

That's why any effective attempt at sharing Christ with a lost person must begin with prayer and a God-given burden for them. What's that? It's basically a supernatural heart-felt concern for their long and short-term well-being. 

"Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.. And I too will love them and show myself to them." John 14:21

God asks us and implores us to obey Him because He as our good Father has His kids best interests at heart. As we obey, we “remain in his love” and are filled with JOY! (John 15:10-11). 

Lord God, I am just an ordinary person that needs strength. But I really want to obey You. Thanks for accepting and including me. Now I need to take hold of your grace to obey. I don't trust my old fleshly nature or this world's system. You are an all-powerful God that wants to bless me in this plan so that You can in turn bless other through me. I could easily like my nation stray..away, but instead I'd rather walk in the way and serve You every day. Please refill me with Your Spirit and show me where, how, where and what to say.
God helps us know and grow.  And He uses ordinary people who obey and go.. in carrying out His extraordinary plan.
"So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow." 1 Cor. 3:7

You shall go out in joy and be led forth with the best kinda peace--Jesus will lead you in sharing your faith in Him.

To live by free grace..including joyously extending that on to others.. is to base my entire connection with God,...

Posted by Fish For Souls Evangelism™ - Kurt von Schleicher on Wednesday, February 10, 2016