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Most people keep?

Be fruitful, multiply, replenish and fill the earth.

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After reading about a Black female Tecky Chaplain on Wikipedia, I have decided upon a new title for myself. I am a
“Tecky Techno Urban Missionary Chaplain”

God's People (Kirk Franklin)

GP's perish for they don't lookup the meanings of KJV words in a Strongs or Youngs concordance, for they are without excuse.

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Word Studies

From: the Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary, a free KJV Bible download.

Hebrew Strong's Number: 3577
from (kazab); falsehood; literal (untruth) or
figurative (idol) :- deceitful, false, leasing, + liar, lie, lying.

4:2 (KJV)
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how longwill ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

5:6 (KJV)
Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Greek Strong's Number: 3149
from the base of (massaomai); a (properly a female breast)

Luke 11:27-28 (KJV)
And it came to pass, as he spake, a certain woman of the company said unto Jesus, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps (properly female breast) which thou hast sucked…

Oh Give Thanks unto the LORD for He is good

The LORD is my Shepherd. I shall not want for He lay me down in green pastures. The grass is not greener on the other side.

Though I walk under the shadow of death He prepares meals for me in the midst of my enemies. His rod and His staff comfort me and protect me. Thank you LORD.

The KJV Bible has been banned because of too much weeping and gnashing of teeth.


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Don’t count Santa Claus out yet…

Don’t count 
Santa Claus out yet…
What is so Merry about Christmas?
The Ho, Ho, Ho?

In believing the unseen
Can begin with Santa Claus, even God

Can begin with your believing
You will have a Merry Christmas

Hope fulfilled
Is like
When you receive
Christmas presents
Then you can hope for more presents
Next Christmas

Faith is built around
Christmas time
In Jesus and Santa Claus

Jesus is the reason for the season,
And every season

Ho! Ho! Ho!
Merry Christmas to one and all
For we celebrate on Christmas day
That God has given us His
Only begotten Son, Jesus

Salvation is the gift that only Jesus brings.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014



There is a season for silence
There is a season for speaking
Seasons change daily
Seasons change during day or night

I have air conditioning
I have heating
I change the seasons in my hotel room

Sometime springtime warm
Sometime summer hot
Sometime fall cool
Sometime winter cold

There is a season for everything
King Solomon

Silence is golden

Monday, November 17, 2014


They should think on these things.

Israel had not become tiny until God downsized because of their disobedience to God. Remember their first king Saul? He was disobedient to God and lost his kingship. God through the Profit Samuel told Saul to kill God’s entire enemy’s including the king but he was disobedient He spared the king and some animals.

In like manner, the Hebrew people, Israel arrived at the promise land, the land of the Canaanites. God told them to kill all of the inhabitants but like King Saul they spared some.  They lost the Promised Land.

If you can still find a map it will show you how the lot land was divvied up by lot and 11 of the 12 tribes of Israel got a portion of land.  The land was called Israel after Jacob. Jacob’s name was changed by God to Israel.

However, God did make a promise to Israel that they would return to their land although just a small strip of land they occupy. He fulfilled that promise in to return in1948. But after the German Nazi Holocaust when 5 million of Jews died in gas chambers before the rest of the world took notice and ended the genocide.  

So why are Ishmael and Esau trying to kill all of Israel when they are the son’s of Abram? Well, the promised seed Jesus came through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel). Ishmael and Esau are not of the promised seed Jesus. Therefore, Ishmael and Esau hate Israel, Christians, and Jesus. Like all unbelievers they need Jesus, and by Go’s revelation that Jesus is the son of God. God has to save them.

They are still pagans but they say lately they have one god. They used to have a million of them. The Koran was written over 700 years after the Bible was completed and the cannon were closed. That is why some accounts and characters are similar.

They changed Scripture and anyone who does so, even one jot or tittle is under a curse and changes the prophetic messages of the Bible.. Ishmael is a thorn in the side of every nation. That is why they have no problem in killing their own.

Another fulfill of prophecy they will not be able to stop. There over 5 million that fit in the bomb shelters at one time. But how Jews will many will it take and the end of the age? Only 144,000 from every tribe and they are already there n place on that tiny strip of land they occupy. And they are protected from God from being wiped out, even from their evil doer next door neighbors.

If the US and other countries refuse to rebuild the Gaza strip and don’t let the Hamas return to bomb Israel, they may avoid sudden destruction. Or is it to late for them to believe, trust God, and pray for Israel. They should think on these things: If they humble themselves, pray, and seek God’s face, God will heal they land.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Who Are The Seventy?

Who Are The Seventy?
Luke 9:1-5

We know much about the 12 disciples who became the first Apostles. We know much about Saul who name was changed to Paul. Jesus made him the first Apostle after He was seated on the right hand of the Father according to Ephesians 4:11.

The 12 were sent 2 by 2 on a mission by Jesus.

The Apostle Paul was sent on a missionary journey throughout the land with himself and another. He had to travel sometimes alone.

But who were the 70? Did they hang out with and were taught by Jesus for 3 ½ years like the 12? Like the Apostles who were sent on a mission 2 by 2 they were sent on a mission 2 by 2. And they were also endued with the power of the Holy Ghost such that they could cast out demons and bring down strongholds, and do miracles and healings.

Also, they had this power before the day of Pentecost, Jesus was still alive! Why did Jesus call them to have this special ministry and power that the Apostles had? Nobody could do them any harm. If their peace was not returned they were instructed to wipe the dust off their feet and go to another city. Jesus said of those in the last days it would be worst for them than Sodom and Gomorrah.

Jesus only said of the 70 that their names were written in the book of life. They returned to Jesus saying what they did and Jesus said He saw Satan fall from the sky. He did not say He caused Satan to fall from the sky. All the Apostles suffered and died or were killed. There is no mention of the 70 suffering and being killed. What else did they do after returning to Jesus?

The Church today likes to go out with many numbers to save souls and invite people to their Church. But there is a vast difference between the ministries of the 70 which would stay in homes teaching the Bible. Church groups stop by homes for a chat. When they go in groups they won’t teach much from the Bible for fear they might get the door slammed in their faces. And many are not equipped to teach or defend the Bible (apologetics).

Where are the 70 today? I sometimes feel like the Prophet Elijah who ran 40 miles to the mountain of God asking of God, “Am I the Only One?” At least the Apostles, Evangelists, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers, the 70, and the Church get to fellowship with each other. Even Jesus traveled with His 12 disciples, His mother Mary, and His brothers and sisters.

I’m just a Chaplain on the block and Chaplains don’t often have the privilege to fellowship with other Chaplains. They like me often have to go alone. Don’t get the wrong impression, I like being a Chaplain. A Chaplain is a helps ministry and an incognito Pastor. Some never see me coming or going or recognize my ministry even after I speak. I don’t where a suit and tie.  

Well, Chaplains do have the Church and the Church is people. Often we don’t have an office in a Church but a good Pastor will acknowledge my anointing and some members too. I can fellowship and minister anywhere and at anytime and by any means. Thanks to current technology, I can fellowship anywhere in the world by computer without the expense of traveling.

One woman who became aware of who I am, and what I do said that I am accountable to God only. I am free and my ministry is free. Freely you receive freely you give.

But some people are a real problem for me. I don’t minster in Church buildings exclusively so I don’t have them to protect me. I have a Public Ministry like Jesus Christ and people can say anything to me they like. Some times they have cruel words. Sometimes they control my life or try to. Read what they said to and about Jesus. I only had to literally dust off my feet one time. Shortly afterwards a buddy came down the elevator to the first floor and dusted his feet off too.

Thank you Jesus

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Moral Relativism

Moral Relativism

Moral relativism is not new concept, even though it is now the rule rather than the exception in colleges and universities today. It began when man decided that their own belief systems were greater than Gods. They denied the God given reality and came up with reality they preferred according to their desires. Now everyone has a reality of their own, hence moral relativism. Hey, it is all relative! It is all good! Out with the bad in with the good!

Man began creating their own gods of earthly materials, in their own likeness or those of animals. They felt it was morally acceptable to worship who they chose and as they wanted.

Now we have all faith’s services. There people believe they can reconcile their belief differences. That every belief system can worship together. That they all can be included in one service in spite of their differences or the gods they worship by not considering the differences. It is kind of like mixing all the wrong ingredients together and calling the results a cake!

They have made a religion of free choice with no absolutes, and hold religious activities. They believe they have resolved their obvious differences by ignoring them or accepting them.

This reminds me of a philosophy of the 70’s, “I’m okay and you’re okay.” This is not okay with God. They are not worshiping him alone. With this as their philosophical premise they can worship different gods without any contention.

Each is allowed to express their beliefs at the same podium, in the same forum and disagree, with one exception, you can't be a Christian. They say to be Christian's are too narrow minded. There has to be more than one god because that would exclude all of them their religions.

So not only do we have all the wrong ingredients mixed together but the main ingredient is intentionally left out, the BAM! And they still want to call the result a cake. Let me make it plain, they want to call their services Church but they leave out Christ and the Church!

That is an oxymoron for none of them believe the same. Each is narrow in their beliefs for they have to leave out so much of what God has to say in his word the Bible. And each of them condemns the other just by the fact they don't truly agree with each other. They just agree to not agree, and they agree to not discuss their disagreements, so they can combine their religious services to include as many dissimilar people as they possibly can. Are their combined forces a frontal attack or defense against the Church of Jesus Christ?

To be honest, I don't know how they can hold services together, and not say anything about their differences, especially without questioning anything including their motives. Why have they decided to suddenly hold services together? That would bother’s me.

Well, the Bible says that God haters would rather believe a lie than the truth. And that God even sent them a strong delusion so they would believe a lie, much like He hardened Pharaoh’s already hard heart. See how important it is to read not only study Bible prophecy but the entire Bible?

I attended an outdoor gospel festival where an all faiths singing group was allowed to perform. It irritated me when someone announced, "Now we are going to sing a song for the Christians." I thought, “What’s up with that?” As if they had the right spirit to do so that would be pleasing to our jealous God! You must be born again! The one who said don’t worship other gods before me!” Was God second, third, fourth on their list to worship? And I thought, “Oh, was God an after thought? Are they going to attempt to sing a song for each religion represented there?”

They did not announce any others. Why did they single out the Christian faith? A couple of their representatives then came and laid on the grass in front of us a lady friend and I. Boy, even Sodom was represented. What faith did they represent? There faith in Satan?

As I sat elsewhere listening to a Praise and Worship CD with my headphones on, a few of the all faith’s people came nearby as if drawn, and wondered what spirit they came in. And I thanked the LORD that he said if I be lifted up I will draw all men, women, and children unto me. The Bible says to be strong and to be bold for the LORD our God is with thee.

We used to sing we are to go into the enemy’s camp and take back what he stole. I’m about redeeming stolen souls the ones that won’t go, or can’t go into the right buildings. And the LORD does add daily unto the church, such as should be saved.

They each exclude or nullify the others belief systems by their doctrines. But that is OK with them as long as no one identifies the differences as being problematic. So called Christians are allowed to speak if the word of God expressed does not condemn or convict them and they are also accepting of the differences. There are lots of ways to misinterpret the Bible intentionally.

The word of God is sharper than any two edged sword and it hurts when spoken, written or even thought about. They can not stand in its presence. They claim to be broadminded but actually they are so narrow minded they wont included Christian thoughts in any form or fashion for this reason.

The form of religion they practice is called moral relativism, the belief that your religion is true and my religion is true even though they are in opposition to each other. They really don’t believe that anything is true or absolute truth.

They are so narrow minded that they feel they must remove any symbols of Christianity that have existed since the foundation of this nation and they deny that Christianity had any influence in the foundation or development of this country. This statement alone should convince you just how confused they are!

The Declaration of Independence was written by people of Christian faith who represented the original 13 states. These people were dissenters from the current government and wanted to form one of their own. The Declaration of Independence states that the 13 original states unanimously agreed that they were all created by a Creator, God. You only have to read the first page to find this out.

Why doesn't anyone quote from it as their proof text that America was founded as a Christian nation breaking free from a Nation (England) that had no separation of Church and state like Islam. There still is no separation of Church and state in England today! Why do they claim that America has no separation of Church and state? They lie and the truth is not in them. They are trying to foster a religion or a belief ignoring the facts. They have many supporters including the media who support their lies.

The institution of slavery was taught as being supported by Bible verses. Today, the institution of employment is taught as being supported by the same Bible verses in Church. It is taught we are to serve our employers like our masters I’ve heard preached. And then and even now, people seek comfort in Christian beliefs found in the Bible. Even those who were opposed to slavery sought comfort and answers in the Bible.

The Declaration of Independence states that men and women were created equal, and we were and continue to be. The Bible says that there is no Jew or Greek, man or woman, poor or rich, master or slave, or pigmentation. We are all equal in the sight of God.

However there are distinct differences. Paul asked the question, do we all speak in tongues, prophecy, heal? Are we all Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers? Are we all Gods children?

There is a difference in Gods eyes between his children and the children of the Devil. In the book of John, Jesus had a confrontation with some religious leaders, the Pharisees. They accused Jesus, the son of God, God in the flesh, of having a devil. Jesus in turn said they don’t know who he is because their father was the Devil. Who do you think was right? That is an important question and the dividing line between children of God and children of the Devil.

Moral relativists want to exclude Jesus feeling that Jesus has excluded them because he wants to influence them. He wants to change them. He wants to be their LORD and Savior. He wants their only God be in three persons, the Father, the Son Jesus, and the Holy Ghost. He wants to make them born again. He wants them to become his relative.

Presently he is not their relative. Who knows what morals are anyway them or Gods? Does anyone really know what is moral is or has God decided? Does God reveal what moral is in his written word the Bible? Yes. But he does not reveal it to everyone who reads it. Unless he does you won’t get it. Everything of God must be revealed by God, even our salvation.

Jesus told Peter that no man convinced him that Jesus is LORD the son of God, God in the flesh. No man can. Only the father can. It was revealed to him by the God the father. And God the father chose not to reveal this to others. Peter heard others call Jesus everything else but the son of God. People today call Jesus everything else but the son of God.

Not everyone will receive or believe unto salvation, for not all people will enter into Gods pasture, and neither will they enter into everlasting life. But those who know His voice have been chosen in him before the foundation of the earth. That is what all faiths, atheists, agnostics, and other non-Christian religions don’t like.

That is why Christians are called “Too narrow minded.” They want to make it into heaven of their own accord and their own way. What’s God got to do with it? Everything! For God is LOVE, and everyone that loves knows God. If you don’t love Gods written word you don’t love God. You don’t know who He is. He is revealed in his written word the Bible. If you don’t love God you don’t love people. Jesus said all of the law can be summed up in these two commandments, love God and love people and that includes love yourself. That is not being narrow minded for Gods word says we are even to love our enemies.

Have you read how his people behaved in the Old Testament? Some would have stopped David and Bathsheba from committing adultery and murdering her husband before they got married. It was not possible for them to be aware that thousands of years later Jesus would be their descendant! In fact some people still condemn them and others today, having not this information revealed to them. No matter how many times they read and discuss it. They just can’t get it!

They had no way of knowing that Mary’s Joseph would come from King Solomon who was born of this union of David and Bathsheba! They had no way of knowing Joseph’s Mary would come from Nathan who was born of this union of David and Bathsheba! They had no way of knowing that their son Solomon would be chosen of God to build God’s temple on the sight he revealed to David his father.

There is no way we can possibly know all the pieces of Gods plans and how they fit together from our human vantage point. Our clocks run out of time too soon, we die. Boy, are we ever so smart! It is a good thing that God is in control, lives for eternity, and we don’t have the will, understanding, or ability to stop His program.

That is why he keeps many of us young minded, dumbfounded, and having fun. Some people think they have the free will to just do as they choose, and they have the free will do anything they want, and they can’t be convinced otherwise even by Scripture. It takes the Holy Spirits leading to guide them unto all truths.

They are like little children who are placed in a sandbox and allowed playtime. Except they don’t know they have been placed there and some of them are real old. And every once and a while, God tosses in new toys to play and keep them happy.

What is relativism anyway? Is it the act of making relatives? Is it becoming adopted? Is it to influence or disciple others? That would make them followers. And they would be followers of whom the primary relative is Jesus? Now that is divine moral relativism. 

Do they have a different theory of relativity? Obviously!

Jesus was raised in a Ghetto

Jesus was raised in a Ghetto

Yes, Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but as someone I heard preached, "Jesus was born in a barn in a backyard!" Jesus was not born in a home or an Inn. This nugget added fuel to a thought I was developing which is often the case when Preachers listen to other Preachers. What some may not be aware of is that, “Jesus was raised in a Ghetto!”

There was a class structure among Gods people in place long before the birth of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. The Jewish leaders considered themselves to be the upper class or the elite. They believed they were educated and the outstanding members in society, and they were above everyone else. They refused to speak the language of common people. It was considered profane and vulgar.

There was a middle class of people they considered to be just below them, that were subject to their dictates. They probably were the Samaritans. They would have dealings with them in day to day matters.

However there was also a lower class of people than them, uneducated, who spoke a common language that offended their refined ears. Perhaps the gentiles were included in this class. The upper class with all their education could not understand them. They refused to learn the language and it was not allowed to be spoken among them. They did not want to have any personal dealings with these people. They were the poor and the homeless, the common people. The upper class Jews would employ the middle class people to conduct day to day business with them.

And guess who some of those lower class, common people were? I’ll give you three guesses and the first two don’t count. Nazarene’s, the people of Nazareth! As far as the upper class Jews were concerned, nothing good comes out of Nazareth

No wonder they did not like this young man who showed up. And not only did he show up he corrected them on the finer points of the law! What an insult. This commoner from Nazareth did not attend their institutes of higher learning. This commoner from Nazareth had not placed himself under submission to the teachings of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and the High Priest. Who was this young upstart from the Ghetto? None other than Jesus!

Because Jesus was raised in the Ghetto, Jesus had a Ghetto mentality. And as you know, you can take a man out of the Ghetto, but you can’t take the Ghetto out of a man. Jesus has a heart for Ghetto people and the Ghetto life where people care for one another, and depend on each other just to survive. The Ghetto prepared him to live anywhere, submit to authority, accept what was freely given to him, and he took joy in the simple pleasures of life.

Jesus was raised in the Ghetto because he came for Ghetto people, those who were poor in spirit. He came to give them life, and life more abundantly. Oh how hard it is for the elite and middle class to enter the kingdom of God. But with God all things are possible, even salvation.
Those who are rich don't know they need a Savior and are harder to reach.

They don’t think they need someone to supply all of their needs. They don’t know why they keep striving to meet their own needs and can’t because their needs are spiritual. Those who are rich have a problem with those who are poor.

They ask themselves questions like this: How can the poor be content no matter what their circumstances are? Why don’t the poor get a real job like them and buy nice things like them? And then they won’t offer the poor employment opportunities that would allow the poor to live like the middle and upper class people. And if the poor become thieves they wonder why, and have them arrested and punished.

Jesus came as a thief. He became flesh to be among us but the world was unaware of who he was. The children of God were expecting him though. Some even met him in the barn he was born in, and at Jacobs well where he came to visit them the Samaritan’s.

Jesus lived like a thief. He delivered souls from the devil’s grip, and set them free from their captivity. He gave them a clear conscience of sin by his shed blood that the blood of animal sacrifices could not do.

Jesus will return as a thief.  As a thief in the night to those who do not believe. No one knows the day or the hour of his return. But to those who do believe he will not return at a time they don’t expect him. We are always in a state of expectancy of his return. We will recognize the signs of his return and will be anxiously waiting.

The apostles asked Jesus what will be the signs of his coming. And every once and a while we become over zealous as if he might return any minute! This is yet another of his signs to us the soon coming King of kings and LORD of lords, Jesus. Those who don’t believe fear his return and place guards even today at his empty tomb!

Jesus is coming back for those who have the mind of Christ and King Jesus had a Ghetto mentality. Let this mind be in you that is also in Christ Jesus. It is not we that lives but Christ in us, the hope of glory.

Be mindful that Jesus is coming soon. What is the day, month, year, hour he will return? No one will know until it happens and all eyes will see him. A five minute delay or more on all live broadcasts will not prevent this. He did not need our technology when he spoke all things into existence and created man, woman, beast, and all creepy things upon the earth.

I believe John said it best in the book of the Revelation being convicted as well as submitted. Can you imagine what he went through writing that book? What an experience! Who would argue or question God after that? Christ said he was coming soon and all John could say was, “Even so LORD, come.”

John was too humbled to ask what soon meant. He probably did not understand much of what he wrote anyway nor could he explain it to others of his time.

Balaam's Abuse of Privilege

Balaam's Abuse of Privilege

Balaam, a Prophet none the less took advantage of a people’s ignorance. There were these pagans who felt threatened by God’s people camped nearby, and rightly so, for they would not cooperate with them. They had seen another people’s demise for not cooperating with God’s people and they feared their God.

The Bible says that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and is wisdom. But that is not the case for those not chosen of God. They do not become wise. As in this case, instead of attaining salvation and joining them, they sought after Balaam to destroy them.

In their ignorance, or lack of wisdom that only comes from God, they believed Balaam could get God to do what they asked Balaam to have God do. After all, Balaam could have an audience with the LORD when he desired to speak with Him and Balaam Prophet-ed financially from them, by approaching God with their requests.

The pagans did not even have enough understanding, which also comes from the LORD, to accept it when Balaam told them he could not change God's mind. So they tried to persuade Balaam by lavishing him with gifts and by giving him a position of authority. They believed his attempt would be worth the investment and by their persuasion they could get their desired results. And Balaam took advantage of their ignorance for profit.

Balaam truly was a Prophet. And Balaam truly could have conversations with God. He would talk to God and God would talk to him. But unfortunately for Balaam, God talked to him in the same manner as he talked to Cain. Both did not serve God in his decreed order.

This is abuse of privilege at the highest level. Well, maybe almost. Balaam was a problem because he profited from the ignorance of pagan's. God would never listen to them anyway. They serve gods of their own creation and imagination, gods that do not exist. There is only one God in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

But wait a minute. Let’s think about this for a while. Perhaps a Prophet that profits financially from believers is even a greater abuse of privilege. In fact, if that prophet is not a Prophet after all but a false prophet he is in big trouble. It will be worse for him than if a millstone were tied around his neck if he were to harm one of God’s children. There is prophecy that states that there has and will be false prophets, teachers of error, and false Christ's, until the end of the age.

Do you study the Bible as you have been instructed to do, to show yourself to God and others, and to show yourself that you are in fact approved of God? Are you in a constant state of refinement as you come into greater knowledge of his word? 
We must all be teachable.

I don't belong to a Church. I belong to Jesus.

I don't belong to a Church. I belong to Jesus.

No Church on earth owns me. No Church on earth died on the cross for me. No Church can ever save me. I am of the Church. And the only one that owns me is Jesus Christ! He alone purchased me and that with his blood.

I did not join the roles. I am his bond servant yet his brother. When he returns he is not coming back for your Church or any other Church for that matter. Churches they come and Churches they go. See Revelation chapter 3. Take note of the report cards Jesus gave them. They did not fare so well. They all failed.

When Jesus returns he is not coming back for a Church. He is not coming back for Church’s. He is coming back for the Church. There is only one Church and the Church is people. The Church is not a building. The church is not a denomination. The Church is people. Some of the Church does meet in Church buildings. Some in Church’s are not part of the Church.

The Church is people who have been chosen by the Father before the foundation of the earth. And the Father has given us to his Son Jesus the Christ. And no one else can come to the Father except through his Son Jesus the Christ. And the Father and the son have filled us with the Holy Spirit. By the Holy Spirit we are being conformed to Christ’s image.

Now that is an ownership that is not transferable and is preferable. If you belong to a Church you can transfer your membership from building to building as often as you desire. But to be Christ’s is not a membership it is an ownership. It is permanent, and it cannot be transferred, lost, or stolen.

A membership provides no security but ownership does. There is nothing we can do to separate ourselves from God. His unbreakable love binds us to him. Now that’s security. So no, I don't belong to a Church. The head of the Church is not someone installed in a building or someone who has a TV or radio show.

I am of the Church. Together we are the Church.

There is no body better than Jesus’! We are his body and His temple. And Jesus Christ is the head of his body.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Obedience is better than Praise and Worship, Sacrifice, Dinner, Awkward Feelings, and Free Will

Obedience is better than Praise and Worship, Sacrifice,
Dinner, Awkward Feelings, and Free Will
"Because You Said So, I Will"

Obedience is better than Praise and Worship
"Because You Said So, I Will"

Uzzah was disobedient to God during praise. He touched the Ark of the Lord and for that he died.

David and all the house of Israel were praising the LORD with all manner instruments such as described in Psalm 150.

Uzzah was so caught in the praise he loss sight of his duty. Uzzah took hold of the ark of God to steady it for the oxen shook it. This angered God and God smote him there on the spot for his error and there he died by the ark of God.
David halted the Praise and Worship service immediately. What the LORD God did displeased and angered David because the Lord had made a breach upon Uzzah.

How many Times have I been displeased and angry with God? Some might think this is so minor an infraction after all he was praising God and enjoying the praise like everyone else.

Now Consider Gods position, Uzzah was not to neglect his primary responsibility even during praise and worship. He was not paying attention to his duty to the ark and forgot he was not to touch it. David was afraid of the Lord that day, and said, "How shall the ark of the Lord come to me?" The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.

Instead David carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite. And the ark of the Lord continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the Lord blessed Obededom, and his entire household. 2 Sam 6:1-11 (KJV)

Obedience is better than Sacrifice
"Because You Said So, I Will"

God won’t receive Israel’s sacrifices/offerings anymore. God reproves, corrects, and gives instruction in righteousness to His people for doing this evil thing. God requires and expects honor and fear from His people.

God said His priests despise His name.  And the priest asks God wherein or in what particular or respect have we despised thy name? They did not know? They did not know what they were doing? Like Cain they refused to give sacrifices that were pleasing in His sight? Did they stray away from God so far that they thought their obedience to Him did not matter to them anymore. God made it plain and simple, they were evil.

God asked them, "If then I be a father, where is mine honor? And if I be a master, where is my fear?" You have despised my name by offering polluted bread upon mine altar; you say the table of the Lord is contemptible. You offer the blind for sacrifice, and offer the lame and sick. Is it not evil? Offer it to your governor, and he will not be pleased with you, or accept your person said the Lord of hosts. And he is just a man.

Who is there even among you that would shut the doors devoid of cost, reason or advantage?
Neither do you kindle fire on my altar for devoid of cost, reason or advantage. I have no pleasure in you, said the Lord of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.

For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, said the Lord of hosts.

But His priests profaned it saying, "The table of the Lord is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible." His priests also said, "Behold, what weariness is it!" And you have snuffed at it, said the Lord of hosts. And you brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus you brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand, said the Lord?

But cursed be the deceiver, which has in his flock a male, and vowed, and sacrifice unto the Lord a corrupt thing. I am a great King, said the Lord of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen. Mal 1:6-14 (KJV)

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar. Psalms 51:17-19 (KJV)

Obedience is better than Dinner
"Because You Said So, I Will"

Be careful of Old Prophets for they may even lie to you.

Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel: the words which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father. And their father said unto them, what way went he? For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah.

And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon, and went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak: and he said unto him, art thou the man of God that camest from Judah? And he said I am. Then he said unto him, come home with me, and eat bread.

And he said, I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee: neither will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in this place: For it was said to me by the word of the Lord, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.

He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the Lord, saying, bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.

So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water. And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the Lord came unto the prophet that brought him back: And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, thus saith the Lord.

Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the Lord, and hast not kept the commandment which the Lord thy God commanded thee, but camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which the Lord did say to thee, eat no bread, and drink no water; thy carcase shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers.

And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet whom he had brought back. And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase.

And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, it is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the Lord: therefore the Lord hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake unto him.

And he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle me the ass. And they saddled him. And he went and found his carcase cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the carcase: the lion had not eaten the carcase, nor torn the ass.
1 Kings 13:11-28 (KJV)

Obedience is better than Awkward Feelings
"Because You Said So, I Will"

And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, and saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught, a catching of fish.

And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net, Because You Said So, I Will." And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.

And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes, a catching of fish, which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon.

And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him. Luke 5:1-11 (KJV)

Obedience is better than Free Will
"Because You Said So, I Will"

It was perhaps the hardest thing God the Father revealed to Jesus that He had to obey. Jesus left His disciples to keep watch while He talked to God the Father. After God the Father told Jesus what the final act He must perform to take away the sins of the world, Jesus there appeared beads of sweat like droplets of blood on, His forehead.

He had to face the worse and cruelest form of death in human history. It was inflicted by the Romans. He could not defend himself like a gladiator with armor, shield, and sword. But being defenseless He was obedient unto death. It was the blood of Christ the Messiah that was required of the Father that put away sin forever. And by His death was ushered in a new covenant with better promises. 

For thus Jesus Christ suffered and died as a man for us obedient to the Father. But Jesus resurrected after three days to sit on His throne next to the Father as head of the Church. God the Father and God the Son Jesus sent God the Holy Spirit to dwell in our earthly tabernacles, our bodies.

Isaiah 53:5 (KJV)
5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Galatians 3:13-14 (KJV)
13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Hebrews 8:6-7 (KJV)
6  But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 7  For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

Matthew 26:42 (KJV)
42  He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

This Hurt Me So Much John 8:12-59 (KJV)

This Hurt Me So Much John 8:12-59 (KJV)

As I re-read this passage again as I had for years I felt so much mental anguish and physical pain I had to lay down until I recovered enough to write this. My thought to read it again was, “Who could say such things about Jesus and themselves?” He came to save them. Are they liars? Did they want to see the wrath of Jesus? Did they just want to anger Jesus?

I must have overlooked it before, but I read today that Jesus was confronted by some religious Jewish leaders, the Pharisees. Here is what they said about my Lord and Savior:

1)       13 Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
2)       19 Where is thy Father?
3)       22 Will he kill himself?
4)       25 Who art thou?
5)       27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
6)       30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.
7)       33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
8)       39 Abraham is our father.
9)       41 We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
10)    48 Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
11)    52 Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
12)     53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
13)    57 Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
14)     59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

You have to read the verbal exchange between Jesus and the Pharisees to feel the full impact. The more Jesus tried to explain to them the angrier the Pharisees became. It was not for them to understand and they could not for Jesus spoke only in parables. You have to be Spiritual to understand parables, born again. They even blasphemed the Holy Spirit by saying Jesus had a devil which is the unpardonable sin.

But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit. Mark 3:28-30 (KJV) 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

God Does Exist

God Does Exist

Reincarnation is as cruel a process as evolution. God is not part of both of these theories that have no evidence. Even mans sufferings are evidence of Gods existence. Besides you don’t have to reincarnate as a human. Plus, no one has been able to purify their minds on their own even if they had several lifetimes. Jesus had a pure mind and what did they do to Jesus? They hated Him, plotted to kill Him, and ultimately did kill Jesus.

If God has given us the ability to purify our minds; thus leading to a joyous life through reincarnation why has that never happened throughout human history? Mankind keeps getting worse!

The norm of God is to allow human suffering so perhaps He can save some. Those who God has saved take joy in His salvation knowing He did not have to save anyone. They can tell the unsaved from the saved with their vain philosophies as they explain away the God as He reveals Himself in the Bible.

The unsaved are not spiritual and can’t receive things of the spirit. God is a Spirit and only those God He has given His Holy Spirit can discern God for He is spiritually discerned. If God has given you His Holy Spirit you can see the evidence of His existence in nature and the heavens.

If you reject the Bible you reject God and exalt the vain philosophies of man over Gods. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Heart of God Changes the Heart of Man

The Heart of God Changes the Heart of Man
From Scripture

When reconciling the New Covenant with the Old Covenant we find in both cases God is a forgiving God to His people remembering their sins no more.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned

But he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:16-18 (KJV)

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus, for as many of you as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. Gal 3:26-29 (KJV)

Under the New Covenant

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? 1 Corinthians 6:9 (KJV)

Fornicators (male prostitute, whoremonger), nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (unmanly), nor abusers of themselves with mankind (sodomite), nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (KJV)

 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:6-10 (KJV)

And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. Heb 8:11-13 (KJV)

Under the Old Covenant

They say, if a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? Shall not that land be greatly polluted?

But thou hast played the harlot (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah) with many lovers, saith the Lord. Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms (adultery, i.e. (figurative) infidelity, idolatry ) and with thy wickedness. And thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed. Behold, thou hast spoken and done evil things as thou couldest.

The Lord said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding (apostasy :- backsliding, turning away) Israel hath done? She hath played the harlot. And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and  I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the Lord. 

Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.  Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.
Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the Lord. 

A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the Lord their God. Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings.

Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the Lord our God. Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel. For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.

Jeremiah 3:1-25 (KJV)

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I am a Community Chaplain (Helps Ministry) in Jackson, MS. I enjoy meeting new people and forming relationships which is ministry. I enjoy Public Preaching, writing about the Bible, discussing the Bible and most any contemporary topic. 

Winston, a graduate of Bay Cities Bible Institute, Communications major at Kaplan Online University 3.9 GPA was asked, “What did it take to become the type of writer you are? He replied he had to leave mother, father, and sister, etc. After believing Malachi and Paul, Winston figured, “Why not try all of Gods word the same way?” and the word of God hasn't failed him yet. He completed Clinical Pastoral Education (C.P.E.) now a Chaplain, and has been a Systems Programming Analyst, and traveled across the country job related and he even went on a tour of the White House. His life testimony also includes his journey from a large family with all needs met but not many wants. He also began a trek in ministry traveling across the country with his second wife. Then he continued with a trek through homelessness, shelters, and transitional homes. During his homeless trek he carried in his backpack a laptop he purchased and he began to learn how to write. After going through all the trials and tribulations associated with that life style he prayed, “LORD if you ever have me write another book please give me a roof over my head.” Well, he did and he’s completed a total of twenty-one books.