Sunday, May 19, 2019

He's still there for ya. Always has been. Heaven is thrown in as a plus.

Jesus still loves you ..and your friends, believer.  All of em.  Ain’t fickle – He never has been.  Loves your enemies as well.  Let Him lead you as Lord, and show love through you.  He’s really good at it.  What’s cool is that He is sovereign over every aspect of you life!

As you walk with and trust the Lord, the Light of heaven will shine in your heart and just light up your life. The JOY overflows. It happens, it's a tight relationship thang ...and then others start wanting what you have spiritually. So many basically are feeling... lonely, empty, guilty, non-significant and afraid of the future (you know, including dying all alone with no place good to go).  Heaven and Christ are there for you -- better than the most awesome spot of all!

"My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going." John 14:2-4 #BringAfriendWith

"..He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The LORD has spoken. In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.” The hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain;" Isaiah 25:8-10a #ForgivenessIsFree #AskInFaith

Purgatory never existed. Nope. It was all religiously made up, ain't real or an option for you. And you know Hell wasn't ever made for people (it's there and for really rotten fallen... once beautiful angels), so not sure why so many people have stubbornly determined to end up there. God will honor their wishes and let them if they don't opt to..if they put of deciding to 
turn and trust Jesus while they can. He's the Father's Plan A (His only provision for the sin-issue) and there is no B or C

Friday, May 17, 2019

New Day, new grace, new embrace.. from the Lord.

The Bible tells us that “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3: 22-23

It's a new morning right now. He's there for you. Just call out to Him. 

How are you doing today, believer? How may I better pray for you? I pray today that you are growing a lot in the word of God and will be so blessed just walking with Jesus. He loves you so much -- words can't describe.  

Sunday, May 12, 2019

He was created as a guardian cherub. So, was this Lucifer the worship leader in heaven before he was basically thrown out to earth? Perhaps he was.

In Ezekiel 28:11 the Bible says that Lucifer was adorned with musical instruments and jewels. And Isaiah 14:11 says that Lucifer made noise with those instruments. There are no direct references in the Scriptures that tell us he played music or was the worship leader. To me it would appear that he involved in worship.

"Musical instruments were originally designed to be means of praising and worshiping God. It was not necessary for Lucifer to learn to play a musical instrument to praise God. If you please, he had a built-in pipe organ, or, he was an organ... Lucifer didn’t have to look for someone to play the organ so that he could sing the doxology--He was a doxology." ~ J. Dwight Pentecost of DTS

Please know that Jesus is not at all the opposite of Satan; Michael more likely would be.

“For in Him (Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” Col. 2:9-10

The Mormons (cultists) would make Him a cherub and the spirit-brother of Lucifer. That's false, but to them.. Lucifer was the anointed cherub and they reduce Jesus. "And being a brother of Lucifer, when God wanted to redeem the world, God supposedly called for these two brothers to offer up their plans of redemption. And when they did offered their plans of redemption, the Father chose the plan that Jesus offered. And this made His brother, Lucifer, very angry. He came down and was determined to disrupt the plan of his brother, Jesus, through sibling rivalry. We will learn that Jesus is much higher than Lucifer. In fact, He is not an opposite to Lucifer at all. He's not the good angel and Lucifer the bad angel, or the good brother and Lucifer the bad brother. It's terrible to bring Lucifer to that elevation of an opposite of God or an opposite of Jesus. So many times we think of them, God and Satan, as opposites. Not at all. They are totally in different categories completely. God--self-existent, eternal, Creator; whereas Satan is a creation of God and does not come into the same category at all as God. Lucifer would be an opposite to Michael, the archangel, and they're going to be tussling. They've tussled in the past. They've tussled over the body of Moses. There was a big dispute between Michael and Lucifer over the body of Moses. Michael didn't bring a railing accusation against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you" (Jude 9).
When the angel was sent to Daniel with a message from God, and Satan captured the angel and held him captive, Michael came and set him free. [Note: Daniel 10:12-14] "That great Prince came and he set me free. I've come now to bring you the message," the angel told Daniel. Michael and Satan have come into conflict before, and in the book of Revelation they're going to come into conflict again. Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon and his angels.
Jesus is not the opposite of Satan; Michael would be. Jesus, again, is the express image of the person of God. He is the off-shining of the glory of God. He is that which we see of God.
So he was made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, [that is, did God say,] Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? (Hbr 1:4-5)
Psalm 2:7 God declared of Him, "Thou art my Son, this day hath I begotten thee." God could never say that of Lucifer. God would never say that of Michael. It was said only of Jesus Christ. "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son" (John 3:16). "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee."
I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? (Hbr 1:5)
Mr Lu-Ciiiifer (that's I call him) was indeed made a beautiful angel, but he became so impressed with his own incredible beauty, intelligence, power, and position that he began to desire for himself the honor and glory that belonged to God alone. Yes, he got so puffed up inside that he started lusting after God’s possession at the very top.  And this pride represents the actual beginning of sin in the universe—preceding the fall of the human Adam by an indeterminate time." Chuck Smith
So interesting are the five selfish “I wills” we see in Isaiah 14 indicate an element of pride, which was also evidenced in Ezekiel 28:17 (1 Timothy 3:6 which makes reference to Satan’s puffed up conceit).
As a result of this hubris and subsequent heinous sin of rebellion against God, Lucifer was banished from living in heaven (Isaiah 14:12). He became corrupt, and his name changed from Lucifer (“morning star”) to Satan (“adversary”). His power became completely perverted (Isaiah 14:12,16,17). And his destiny, following the second coming of Christ, is to be bound in a pit during the 1000-year millennial kingdom over which Christ will rule (Revelation 20:3), and eventually will be thrown into the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41).

Want more on this? So how, why, and when did Satan fall from heaven?

Satan’s so called fall from heaven is symbolically described in Isaiah 14:12-14 and Ezekiel 28:12-18. While these two passages are referring specifically to the kings of Babylon and Tyre, they also reference the spiritual power behind those kings, namely, Satan. These passages describe why Satan fell, but they do not specifically say when the fall occurred. What we do know is this: the angels were created before the earth (Job 38:4-7). Satan fell before he tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden (Genesis 3:1-14). Satan’s fall, therefore, must have occurred somewhere after the time the angels were created and before he tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Whether Satan’s fall occurred hours, days, or years before he tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden, Scripture does not specifically say.

The book of Job tells us, at least at that time, Satan still had access to heaven and to the throne of God. “One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them. The LORD said to Satan, ’Where have you come from?’ Satan answered the LORD, ‘From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it’” (Job 1:6-7). Apparently at that time, Satan was still moving freely between heaven and earth, speaking to God directly and answering for his activities. Whether God has discontinued this access is a matter of debate. Some say Satan's access to heaven was ended at the death of Christ. Others believe Satan's access to heaven will be ended at the end times war in heavenWhy did Satan fall from heaven? Satan so called fell because of pride. 

He desired to be God, not to be a servant of God. Notice the many “I will...” statements in Isaiah 14:12-15Ezekiel 28:12-15 describes Satan as an exceedingly beautiful angel. Satan was likely the highest of all angels, the anointed cherub, the most beautiful of all of God's creations, but he was not content in his position. Instead, Satan desired to be God, to essentially “kick God off His throne” and take over the rule of the universe. Satan wanted to be God, and interestingly enough, that is essentially what Satan tempted Adam and Eve with in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1-5). How did Satan fall from heaven? Actually, a fall is not an accurate description. It would be far more accurate to say God cast Satan out of heaven (Isaiah 14:15Ezekiel 28:16-17). Satan did not fall from heaven; rather, Satan was basically pushed out. He really deserved it. 
It happened. Let’s walk with Jesus as our Lord... in humility and give Him the worship alone.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Walk on with Jesus. Get "rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving." Col. 2:7

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Good idea for ya.  When you come near muddy heresy (so deceptive is it..) don't jump or fall in. Walk on past.  

"As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.." Col. 2:6 
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If you pause too long at the muddy areas with muddy people..if you get distracted from the word, or stop walking near that jelly-sand-muck.. watch out. You could get stuck. Totally sucked in.

“A man who walks with God always gets to his destination.” ― Henrietta C. Mears

No time for bondage! I say.. as you walk with Jesus as your Lord, resting your head on His loving heart, you will firsthand learn His Word, His will, His wonders, His wisdom and His ways. You’ll be delighted to obey Him, not out of some legalistic compliance of accusation or condemnation, but out of heartfelt connection. Your JOY will abound as you walk with your best Friend! Listen, the hardness of God is kinder than the softness of even "soft men," and walking tight with Him means our liberation.

“Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” Amos 3:3 nkjv

“I will also walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.” Leviticus 26:12

“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!” Psalm 1:1

“If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth..” 1 John 1:6

“Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” Genesis 5:24 (walking with God for 300+ years here)

“..the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.’” Genesis 17:1b (Abe was 99 yrs here)

It's a good day to walk with Jesus, because the Rapture is much closer than before. A lot is happening that hasn't happened before and guess what.. Christ will soon return for His own whether people are ready or not. 

The Apostle Paul encourages us, "Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in union with Him reflecting His character in the things you do and say—living lives that lead others away from sin, having been deeply rooted in Him and now being continually built up in Him and becoming increasingly more established in your faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing in it with gratitude." (v.6-7 Amp)
Be built up like a well built house. 
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Be edified in Christ.. steadfast, immovable, strong. In fact, be alive and well-nourished spiritually. Become rooted like a living tree! 
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Grow up to maturity, flourish, and bear fruit for God's glory! Always abounding in the work of the Lord.
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