Friday, October 20, 2017

Come aside and spend a bit of time with Him who loves you. Come to Jesus with all your defenses down, with all of your ideas, requests and concerns.. ready to be loved, encouraged, blessed and filled with His Presence.

Now is good, come to Him as you are. 
"...I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness." ~ God, in Jeremiah 31:3 
If you've ever doubted the Lord's love for you, pause and think about how much He suffered here so that He could spend all of eternity close with you!
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.” Isaiah 25:8-9
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. John 14:2-4

Let's sing of His truth! Let's be filled with the Spirit and call out to God, instead of grieve His Spirit. "Do not quench the Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 5:19

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Won't All be Right and Forgiven in the End? Don’t All Religions and Religious Leaders.. Lead people to God in His Holy Heaven? Nope. Universalism is false.

Of course we’ll all stand before the one God (of Heaven) at the judgement, but only those forgiven in Christ will get into His heaven. If your heart is stamped, Catholic, Baptist, AA, or from some other cult or religion you will sadly not be welcomed into heaven (Some people in these different churches are born again--I won't judge)

God loves all religious leaders and people like He loves you, but if your heart is stamped "freely forgiven” in Christ ..cuz of his finished work on Calvary's Cross (to fully pay for our sins--cuz you know we’ve all blown it, "all fallen short") will be welcomed in. That's not my opinion. That's what God in the Bible teaches.  

You know how religious people have a history of impeding, of getting in people's way as they look for righteousness. They've been known to hinder people from entering God's Kingdom. The Gospel is so simple a child could understand, but sometimes back in the day, religious leaders would try to divert open-seekers to other things, and Jesus would rebuke them to their faces. 

Religions of the world, man, they contradict each other. “Universalism” is way off--it's false. Many religious people keep teaching this jive that goes against the teachings of Jesus and Scripture. Not all people will end up saved in the end (click here for the real Bible-Gospel). 

Can Christianity be faulted for unabashed arrogance in claiming to offer the only way to God? After all, don’t all religions lead to God? 
Think about it. 
DON’T ALL RELIGIONS LEAD TO GOD -- Tolerance vs. Truth
A number of people equate religious tolerance with religious truth. Many assume that all religions are basically the same and that all beliefs are therefore equally valid. They picture each religion as having identical faces hidden behind different masks.
DON’T ALL RELIGIONS LEAD TO GOD -- Contradictory Claims
Sound reasoning tells us, however, that all religions are not essentially the same merely because they contain some similarities. A brief survey of a few religions would quickly reveal that every single one of them has competing claims which contradict other religions. How, for example, can someone logically square the Hindu teaching that the universe is God, with the Muslim belief that Allah, the God of Islam, is distinct from the universe? Any honest investigator would have to admit that religions harbor irreconcilable differences, demonstrating that they cannot all possibly lead to the same God. Logically speaking, they can all be wrong, but they cannot all be right.
We, therefore, need to ask which religion points to the right God, and consider how certain its claims really are. Regarding these questions, Christianity towers above the religions of the world. For instance, while every religion would have man try to reach up to God, Christianity says that it’s God who reached down to man — that only through God’s grace and mercy, and never by mere human effort, can we ever hope to obtain God’s favor.
The Christ of the Bible, He is the only way in...  
He is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation exists in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”When they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and recognized that they had been with Jesus..  Acts 4:11-13
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.John 1:12-13   
Furthermore, the Lord Jesus, who declared this message, claimed to be God and backed His pronouncements with His own bodily resurrection. No other religious figure throughout history has ever justified any claim with such power and authority. And precisely because Jesus pointed to Himself as the only way to God does His message need to be heard by everyone, everywhere, regardless of their religious beliefs.
“Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would know My Father as well.  John 14:5-7

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Don't you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So be all in, know which way to go and run to win!

The difference between running your race to win verses just running to run (hah!.. strike a pose), the dif between playing to win and playing not to lose... is the difference between real success and "ho hum" mediocrity. 

Why just exist? Why be "in" to be lukewarm, or just to merely make it through? 

Authentic, bona-fide winners are in the race..ALL IN knowing the Way, the good direction.. and they run to win. They do what is right and then they feel real good. Whiners ain't really runnin' their race to win -- they want to feel good before they do what is right. In the race or out.. we each must choose.. winning or whining? Overcoming or merely existing. 


Lost religious leaders and people merely run to run. They desire to look like they know the way and appear like they are running to win. Why waste time, why be like them? Jesus Christ ran His race and overcame. He loves you, has the runner's plan and wants you all in. Come to Him now. (Good Idea: Take the time when you can to read or hear these verses in their context)  
Run in such a way that you may win. 1 Corinthians 9:24
It was because of a revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but I did so in private to those who were of reputation, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain. Galatians 2:2
You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? Galatians 5:7
..holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain. Philippians 2:16
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, Hebrews 12:1
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; 2 Timothy 4:7 the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing. 2 Timothy 4:8
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Don't worry, be happy in the Lord. Sure, you can choose to be.

Love the Rewarder more than all earthly rewards.

Been prayin’ some, but really wanna see some answers in the affirmative? Been there before.

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”Hebrews 11:6 

Love it. God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.. biblically. Many try to do that unbiblically.. they wanna serve God their own way.. not according to His Bible way. 
Is you getting more your main focus. Is your main focus earthly rewards or the Rewarder of those who seek the Lord? He is far better than all His rewards ya know! 
Are your own circumstances your main or only focus? Due to hyper-focusing on, have they become bigger than life to you and trouble you?

We are too prone to engrave our trials in marble and write our blessings in sand.” —Charles H. Spurgeon

Some so called preachers and teachers will be rewarded, but not like they want. It's important to choose biblical leaders to hear from, in Bible teaching churches --- some some money-hungry or Scripture-twisting kinda pastors. Seems like some preachers make like God really wants and needs your money most. You’ve heard em. Long-winded, giving an overemphasis to secondary and even weird stuff. So false – miss-focused! 

The Bible says, “Many will follow in their depravity, and because of them the way of the truth will be defamed. In their greed, these false teachers will exploit you with tales they have concocted. The longstanding verdict against them remains in force, and their destruction does not sleep.“  2 Peter 2:3

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Come to Us O Lord. We Want You Most, But Bring With You... Your Biblical Awakening And Authentic Revival. We've Got Gobs Of Friends We Care 'Bout.

Are you enjoying God's peace, joy and victory, believer? You can.

What else can you enjoy? Opt to bring God's PEACE to others around you! "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." Matthew 5:10

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Who do you look to.. I mean turn to in times of need?

Who do you look to first.. I mean think about and first turn to in times of need?
Our Lord, the only God in the whole universe.. He warmly welcomes any flawed individual like me.. any!.. whoever’ll humbly come to Him, and who honestly relies on Him.
“The people of Judah were victorious because they relied on the Lord, the God of their ancestors.” 2 Chronicles 13:18
Think about Abijah in the Bible–he can be an encouragement for us too. Sure he sadly had a checkered history ..the dark checkers I mean…and sure this had caused some damage. What battles he faced. But guess what.. Mr. Abijah knew where to turn when he was in a crisis. And he, together with his army, won soundly “because they relied on the Lord, the God of their ancestors” (v. 18). I want both of my eyes so to speak on Jesus to meet needs -- why look to this world to meet my needs and grow worldly in some lame kinda way. 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Start where you are, with those around you. "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

We each are called to muscular, enduring, robust, vibrant Christianity -- yeah, to Christ.

Called to Jesus the Strong Victor who never wimps out or quits. It’s a faith and relationship thaaang, not a bailin’ out thing. 

When the nation is again in turmoil.. no matter how many are committed to and love the old moldy life, I'm just gunna enjoy the new! I like NEW LIFE instead of death or that which makes dead!!!!!
"Anyone who belongs to CHRIST has become a NEW person. The old life is gone; a NEW LIFE has begun!" 1 Cor 5:17 
Jesus is still sovereign, and still not mean-spirited or religious!

There should be no place for Racism Prejudice or any hatred of people. One race--the human race. Of one blood. Made from one man -- Adam. See Romans 17

He's not the way the uber-strict religious folk try to make him appear. Regardless of what people think or say.. why quit? There's no time for that religiousity. In the eyes of unbelievers everything that God does is “unfair and unjust,” but God is totally just in all that he does and is. Always has been always will be – you will see. And we must still live it His way..and preach His word in love. It’s what he did no matter the cost, no matter the Cross. 
“God is fair and just; He corrects the misdirected. He sends them in the right direction. He gives the rejects his hand and leads them step by step. From now on every road you travel will take you to God. Follow the Covenant signs; read the charted directions. Keep up your reputation..” Psalm 25 8-14 msg
Have you come to Christ you are willing to turn and trust.. yet?