Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Do you come across bitter people? But for the grace of God go I with that. With so much of this stuff happening, wouldn't it be easy to get bitter and hateful at peeps? Don't do it. Choose not to. That church attack south of my was hard to hear about. Opt to hate the destructive sin instead of the deceived or mentally ill sinners and let's act wisely doing our parts to protect others.

Saw that guy mow down innocent people yesterday. Those hurting New York families are on my mind. And that killer also brought 23 others in.. that they know about. Lord, please help and comfort those New York families. I hate deception! 

Can’t forget it all. It really broke my heart.. again! Here’s why ISIS and other hateful Islamists out to kill innocent Westerners...and why Antifa and other Communists, and weird Globalist, Establishment politicians (that basically aid them)..political leaders on both sides.. really bug me and make me feel like praying more. Please convict those deceived, but here and overseas. 

I can’t stand seeing innocent people getting mowed down.. ever! Won’t hate any people though. I resist that. Lord, give me more love for people.  

Did you know that born again Christians (I mean the real Church) has lost at least…

80% of Christians in Iraq
50% in Syria
99% in Turkey

Those are real family members. I don’t think most Christians even know this. 
The Bible says, “Whoever kills you (believers) will think he is offering service to God.” 
Did you know there’s been more martyrs in this last century than in the previous 19 centuries.
Did you know that believers are at least being harassed.. in 108 countries. 
Who do “we the people” put in and put out of office? What’s been on my mind? He’s not a kind, but I’ve grateful that our current U.S. President wants to protect the Church and the people here. 
“If a king is fair, he makes his country strong, but if he takes gifts dishonestly, he tears his country down.” Proverbs 29:4
When and how do we protect all those in danger – how ought we protect Christians and those not yet? “There’s a time for war, and there’s a time for peace." Ecclesiastes 3:8
"Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the wicked." Psalm 82
“I have told you these things so that you will not fall away. They will put you out of the synagogues. In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. They will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me.“  John 16:1-3  
You’ve heard about "Rocket man", but did you know that Communist North Korea currently has 70,000 Christians "Locked up in Concentration Camps!" It's true and Communists are still the greatest persecutors of real Christians. Let's pray for the persecuted Church, believers and for those hurting and killing them. 
"Why are you afraid?” Matthew 8:26
Dear Western Believers, Let’s work though all this with Jesus. We can pray fervently. Let’s “Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort.” Ephesians 4:31
What to do after another attack or another national crisis?
1. Lament (get your family and friends to safety. Report if you see stuff. Duh. Grieve, mourn as you need to -- it’s healthy to) 
2. Worship the Lord alone. (Don't go away from, run to Him. Continue on in your relationship with Christ--on this sin-cursed planet He didn't sin / attack.)
3. Seek Justice for God is a just God. (Always has been, always will be--that's what the Bible teaches)
4. Make Peace upwards, and outwards (Have hope, no room for despair. Mr. Saved-sinner like me.. do opt to love and pray for people. Choose to forgive other sinners in your heart even if it's foolish to approach them now. Go talk with em when and if that is appropriate. Talkin' about reconciliation based on the love and words of Christ.)
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so you may overflow w/ hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~ M.L.K.
When you get wounded, deeply hurt or suffer real loss (Man, been there, but not as much as many others have been).. take hold of the grace God gives and choose to forgive em in your heart. Jesus did that on the Cross. You probably won’t feel like it, He might not have either, but this doesn’t mean you need to go tell them every time. Choose to go against your old fleshly nature that tells you to hate people, or to retaliate in the flesh. This world system says get revenge. Don't, be practical (cuz their are things we can do, but) leave room for the Spirit to deal with them.  
Ask God for more grace, understanding, wisdom and love for people. Don’t spiritually compromise no matter the cost. Tell the truth with respect and gentleness.  

Defend others. For sure, but why defend yourself, believer? Did the Martyrs do that? If you do... 

Your friends don’t really need you to do that for yourself do they?.. and your enemies won’t believe it when you show love and defend others instead of yourself. Jesus protected others all the way to the lonely Cross He hung on. Do you have a family member or friend to defend? Do that. Remember to keep the main things the main things. Act wise. Let God protect you. If you constantly defend yourself, God will let you.
Us Americans have relied on politicians to help and protect us for way too long, or we ignored our role in this area i.e., voting all together. Listen, the root of our problem isn’t in DC. It is in human hearts.  

We need to repent and turn to the Lord – yes, to believe in Jesus who is God. Do you need grace to today -- to make Him your own Savior and Lord? You can right now (click here). 

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