Jesus tells us some very SHOCKING things. I am wondering if ANYONE actually believes these words? I have yet to meet someone who does.
You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved Matt 10:22
You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved Mark 13:13
and you will be hated by all because of My name Luke 21:17
Let me ask you this “Christ-follower” … are you hated by ALL?
Think about the person you know who knows God’s Word the best. Are THEY hated by ALL?Continue reading
Are you being un-shackled or “re-shackled” on Sunday?
Are you be RE-shackled on Sunday?
Do you ever find yourself committing to “praying more” or “praying harder” or “reading more scripture” or “attending church (more)” or “volunteering more” in order to improve your own righteousness or your standing in God’s eyes because of a message or sermon you heard?
Or, are you simply trusting in the Lord to do perform your FULL sanctification and purification?
None of the above things are bad, but we need to examine the motives of our hearts. So many of us do not take the time to stop and get quiet and ask the Lord why we are doing these things. I pray that you would take the time yourself and look into his original words of scripture on the subject.
Sadly, we are taught in Churches every Sunday that “God is not happy with you” because of “x” behavior or “x” sin. They won’t tell you directly, but our heart hears the message and the fear of the message causes us to act on our “lack”. We feel we must DO something about that sin that is NOW more than ever eating us up inside. So, we regroup and “start over”. We try harder and the cycle repeats until you crash again.Continue reading
Should we fear asking God the TOUGH questions?
There is a is a very heated topic and highly debated question that has been going on for a LONG TIME in the world. Maybe even in our own hearts and minds at times… I know I have grappled with it my fair share in my search for the real and highest truth God reveals in his Word.
And we often aggressively defend our own position as if in a life and death struggle. The question?
“Does the Bible have any CONTRADICTIONS”?
There, I said it. The cat’s out of the bag.
So, what you think? Are there any contradictions in the Bible?
Have you looked into it out yourself?
Is man STILL crucifying God’s Word and TRUTH?
I have stumbled upon something that I have found to be absolutely astonishing and possibly even HORRIFYING.
I have been deeply studying the original, Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic words of scripture and found something that amazes me.
There are a WHOPPING 13,035¹ original words of scripture that WERE NOT TRANSLATED.
No, that’s not a type or a mistake! (You find out yourself by downloading this powerful and free program that allows you to study the original words from the WLC “codex”.)
How could this occur?
What is in these 13,035 completely absent original Words God gave us?
Aren’t EACH and EVERY one of God’s words important?Continue reading
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Are the women of this world the reflection of God’s true love?
This morning in my studies and quiet time many deep and amazing things are being connected for me and I ever so grateful to the Lord for that.
I am beginning to see powerful glimpses of the TRUE hierarchy of things in the hidden realm of the Spirit. What I am seeing in “pieces” is surprising (yet some parts not so surprising) and wonderfully beautiful.
I keep wanting to share more specifics about these powerful “glimpses”, but feel I can’t quite get a strong “foothold” or foundation to start from.
He just keeps going deeper and deeper. I feel “settled” and then something else shows up that is even deeper… and deeper…. and deeper. I am constantly realizing there is NO end to the glorious depths of our wonderful father. So, we must starts somewhere or we may never start at all.
So, the question and “theme” that comes to me most today is…
Are women the TRUE servants who most exemplify God’s true, sacrificial love?
My heart screams YES!
Remember the words of Jesus “the last will be first and the first will be last“? Matt 19:30, 20:16 (Men this may be a great scripture to ponder…)
Look at all the wonderful things they have done for us in this world. Isn’t it amazing?Continue reading
Who created this current world?
I have been finding and seeing a little 3 letter word in English that is suddenly becoming very important to me.
It’s the word “the“.
Do you ever think about that tiny yet ever so important word?
Is there a difference between “a car” and “the car”? Or between “a doctor” and “the doctor”?
How about “a store” and “the store”?
I think you get the point. One could be any but if the word “the” is there, it is a specific one that all of us know.
It is “the” one and there is no other like it.
With that thought in mind, look at the following verse:Continue reading
Is there more to “sin”, “son” and “sun” than we realize?
I never cease to be amazed by God.
He works in such mysterious and yet simple, “everyday” ways. I was just talking to my younger teen “son” about our Sunday goals before I release him to his computer. I started to hear a thought in my head (probably based on one of his simple yet profound thoughts) about the words “sin”, “son” and “sun”.
I knew I need to go look deeper to see what was going on. I have trained myself to pay very close attention to all my thoughts. I believe they are very important if we want to truly hear from God.
I know that the “sun” shines on the “earth” in our physical reality or our natural body. But, in the Bible God sometimes uses “son” and “sun” interchangeably. Also, he sometimes uses the word “earth” interchangeably with “body”. (Our “body” is even made of the “dust of the earth”) I believe this is NOT a coincidence.Continue reading
Good afternoon and happy Saturday,
What is the “valley of the shadow of death”?
I have spent most of this entire week in solitude and deep scripture study and spent a couple days in deep darkness. As much as I hate it, the sun ALWAYS rises in my heart after the “night of darkness”.
Are you ready to hear of a God MUCH bigger and more glorious than we have heard before? Hopefully, you are listening with your “new wineskin” from inside your heart. Otherwise, the old wineskin of the outer man may burst when we pour in this most awesome “new wine”. Mine has burst many times.
I was doing errands today and sitting, waiting in my car staring outside. Suddenly the words came to me in a FLASH (based on a conversation yesterday with a friend and Christian teacher…) I am always asking him to reveal more of the truth about “death“ and “life”. That was part of our awesome conversation. Her faith is so awesome to see, but we both agreed it appears out of death. Most (if not all) the people I know who have great faith have experienced great death in their “lives”. She lost her son who was in her 20’s and struggles with the darkness. My mother died at the age of 7 and “family” was very dysfunctional with lots of alcoholism. Another friend lost her young teen son to an accident. Others struggle greatly with addictions or abuse. All of them are seeing “death” first hand. All of them have great faith (full trust in God) as a result. It’s very refreshing to see.Continue reading
Have you ever pondered what God is revealing to us in Genesis 2:6?
Does God’s word really say that man was cursed?
But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground. 7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being Gen 2:6
Do you see what the mist did?
It rose FROM the earth to water the surface of the ground. The word is “alah”, (Strong’s 5927) which means to “ascend, rise, climb”.
Based, on this, which realm/location is HIGHER, spiritually speaking? The earth or the ground?