rabid love consumes
the shadow of a corpse moans
His Son breathes life in
rabid love consumes
rabid love consumes
the shadow of a corpse moans
His Son breathes life in
Asking humans this question, if you were a god and your people were waiting for you, how would you make your appearance? The majority of answers would be, definitely not quietly. Some would no doubt have a reality crew set up and ready to capture the theatrics of fireworks and flaming letters fanning across the sky to announce that you have arrived. There you’d be standing dressed and draped in brilliant regalia within a glistening chariot made from billions of dazzling gems and being pulled by a winged beast with a head of a lion and body of a dragon accompanied by a universe class band. Something like that.
How very opposite of our God. How very beautiful and intimately personal did Jesus come into the world for us! First of all the Creator of the Universe, of everything past, present and future came to the world burning with an incomprehensible love and compassion for us all. He came so that we may know Him and know that He desires a personal relationship with each of us. He came to set us free and to give all an even/steven chance of receiving His gift of eternal life ruling along with Him forever in His kingdom.
He arrived by way every human could relate to and understand, human birth and chose to do so in the most humble way. He became accessible to all who yearn to know and love Him. He came so that all can know and love Him. The kind of life our King chose here on earth announces that everyone, know mater your circumstance could become a part of His family and that all it takes is a willingness to see truth, see through the insignificance of mans world a fabricated merry go round of doctrine comprised of; depressing, limiting, self serving ,oppressing, listless, mindless, heartless callous, useless mandated redundant routine type existence……… requiring, obtaining, doing, going, being, becoming, having, needing, planning, occupying, lusting, wanting, gathering, consuming, using, exploiting and all willing to kill themselves following one person after the next down the escalator designated for mere men idolizing itemized lists, ideas, definitions and rules by which they delusion themselves into believing and declaring that this is life, this is what we are born and bred for and that this wasting of heart and soul is worth breathing for.
Side note-that ain’t being free.
But when you see through the cyclone of bull, see there under all the debris there to what has always and will always be, the magnificent simplicity and beauty of His Word(! ) illuminating our purpose our existence and the promise that He has given to us! The awesomeness of His power, glory, grace and promises He makes available at the insurmountable cost of free. All that He requires is our trust, belief, faith and love as we follow and live for Him.
Who will you serve? The men of this world at the cost that always is and always will be- everything? Can you breath without anxiety? Can you sleep without worry? Is your day meaningful..to anyone? Does your work come with an uncompromising love from caring, compassionate, considerate boss’ and co-workers who provide friendship and guidance and who are available to you 24 hours a day? Are you a valued, respected detrimental part of the company an aspect whose refined gifts and talents help keeps it together?
What happens 5, 10,20 years after you retire? Will any of those years you gave to that job mater? Would they even let you back in the door? Will new and future employees’ know about the work you did there? Would your old boss or company still even exist?
How about in the nursing home, when you’re terminal, and can’t walk or care for yourself will those people or that job come to your side and keep you company?Will they write or call?
How about family? Do you think that being connected by blood means family? Why, because they’re the most positive, influential, loving, understanding, intellectually and emotionally nourishing supportive people and you can’t live without their protection and comfort? Because they are the ones who put their arms around you and lift you up when you’re down or who hold you during the times you’ve made a mess of things? Is it because they’re the ones who’ve helped and will help guide your life? Have they raised you to be a strong, honest, selfless, resilient, virtuous person who can’t but help to positively affect people who are inspired by your genuine concern?
Who will be at your side when you die, your past or your future? Who will you give your life too? Who and what will you live for?
Was Jesus a Motivational speaker? Absolutely! But just absolutely nothing like the motivational teacher speaker preachers of today that are flooding churches and Christian TV. If you need a quick but fleeting pick me up you can tune in to the Trinity Broadcast channel any time of day and get a confidence boost from preachers like Joel Osteen who in a half hour will leave you pumped up and ready to put your foot down to stand up to your unappreciative and demeaning boss or your mother in law. But that’s false motivation,that’s not Jesus type motivation. If your looking to learn everything about Jesus and the Bible, pick the Bible up yourself and read the truth because it would take years of watching these preachers in order to string together the entirety of each Book.
What preachers don’t have today is absolute truth. They choose instead to pick out and scale down a topic into a couple of words from the Bible and insert emotions trending in line along with popular public feelings. But Jesus didn’t aim for the title of most popular preacher.He was and is complete truth and when a person gets a hold of the truth there is nothing more motivating than truth eternal.Jesus motivated people right down to their soul, He awakened their Spirit and lifted the veil off the materialistic world of man and exposed our higher purpose. He motivated people into action. He stirs the sleeper . The transformation within a person may or may not be immediate but something amazing and powerful happens. His motivation exists within you 24 hours a day everyday. You want to know how to deal with the negative, with the sorrow, anger frustration and disappointment? Every single problem you could face its solution is right there in His book. Do you need motivation to learn how to be a better parent, teacher, leader and overall person? Don’t waste your time on “experts” who’s knowledge comes from their own beliefs, learn the only way that maters, His way the truth. His way is worth leaving everything behind that has to do with man ,it is worth the persecution and its worth dying for; millions have. He teaches the ultimate state of mind and He doesn’t make exceptions or coddle those who are weak and wishy washy, a lifestyle not even imaginable to those who hear and understand. He plainly laid out everything that has to be done in order for us to reep rewards and ultimately join Him and rule along with Him in His kingdom . He didn’t pepper His speeches with comforting words, He wasn’t concerned about the reaction of those selfish (today their called sensitive) people whose only reaction is a defensive one accompanied by huffing and puffing out the question who does He think He is?
Jesus loves mankind.His desire is that none parish. He’d rather everyone be saved but He knew that few would be. Man’s hearts are naturally evil, and those who refuse to hear choose instead to live a lie that soothes and comforts their conscious allowing them to exist without a care in a fantasy land.
Heaven is a place more majestic and pure than anything we can imagine. Its a place you wouldn’t expect to find people who’d live out their whole lives for them self, who wouldn’t recognize God and who refused to be obedient to Him and to the commandments and laws plainly stated in the Bible. For those who don’t respect the laws of obedience laid out in the Bible and who believe it’s ok to pick and choose which to follow I say, you follow the silly rules of man, you follow laws because there are consequences .To those that believe that by just saying they believe in Jesus they;ll get into heaven I say is it as simple as making a statement in this world to get into Oxford? To participate in the Olympics, or ride in the Kentucky Derby, to live on Park Ave or be an astronaut, get into a private New York club for millionaires? If mere people put restrictions on and requirements by allowing only the “best of the best” in and restrict 99% of peoples from entering than what makes you think access to the most supreme place in the universe would be any less restrictive?
A true preacher will equip people with every thing they need to know and they will have personal contact and keep watch over every single one of their members making sure their on the straight path. A preachers only job is to be like Jesus and teach what He taught in the Bible. Congregations are to be disciples and nothing less. It’s that simple.The choice is yours whether you want to be a part of the His family and have the honor of calling yourself Christian. But it’s an all or nothing choice. Just knowing Jesus and hearing His preaching motivates people to accept nothing less from themselves and if you’re deliberately living for the system created by man, for your job your car your house your title your golf team your shopping sprees, anything that is not Jesus centered, than stop abusing the word Christian by demeaning and sulling it. If preachers have the same congregation members in their pews year after year and in a life that hasn’t changed, that’s a failing ministry. Today’s preachers aren’t selective with who they let stay in their church. The Bible clearly describes what the church is and what happens when blatant sinners are allowed to remain in it. Is it no wonder that the states these mega churchs with 10s of 1000s of members are located in is the poorest in the nation along with the largest homeless population? If these churches were true to God, the reality of the state would be one of success and prosperity. But the sad reality that most churches have created is an outcome that never fails when the only thing motivated is the ego and the only motivation is money.
HE IS RISEN
When a person has faith and accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord, when he/she repents and confesses and believes with all of their heart that Jesus was sent by God to die (which He did willingly out of Love for us) for our sins to set us free and give us eternal everlasting life ruling with Him in His kingdom after death—our old life, the way we think, feel, and act is crucified, it dies and we are reborn, we rise up with a new life with new eyes and with a new fantastic freedom in Christ.
When our old life dies, the Holy Spirit is able to fill us making us brand new. The transformation is amazing and powerful. You are ready to move forward in your walk with Jesus. You see the perfection of all of His teachings. You see how simple and easy it is to obey and adjust your life to moving on the straight path of truth and love.
There isn’t any such thing as a luke warm Christian. It’s called NOT being a Christian. Don’t let anyone tell you lukewarm Christians are good, that they are the peacekeepers that they are the comforters. NO they are the weak and ignorant. God hates lukewarm Revelation 3:15-16.
Jesus died for us. What friend or neighbor would submit themselves to hours of extreme torture and then death for you? No one. People today sue over being called a name. Don’t waste your life trying to appeal to those around you by being everything to everyone. That is a sure way to lose your life and take others down with you. If you aren’t strong enough to live in truth and you seek popularity instead of Heaven, don’t embarrass yourself by calling yourself a Christian.
To those who have just accepted Christ or who haven’t yet received the Holy Spirit, keep studying the Word, keep praying and keep around Christians who do have the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes to you get ready for the most awesomely amazing, fantastic, unbelievable transformation experience ever! !……and
Welcome to this powerful life in Christ!
I have to add more of my two cents in for the last post I wrote –Just a Thought on More Ridiculousness because I was all riled up and had some wordy inserts to add. But now I’m a simmering with some rosemary and jasmine tea (makes me kind of mellow, even though it should do the opposite but that’s normal for me) and have forgotten all the funky words that appear when I’m riled up so bear with.
The enemy is not the person telling you how it is..aka the truth. The enemies are not the ones who are doing the right thing. The enemies are not the people whose opinions on subjects that hurt no one, differ from yours.
Just as you choose to think your way the next person has as much right to choose theirs. We are all in this nation together. It is on our shoulders -the downfall of us or the success because there isn’t any level of accomplishment or victory or admiration a half assed nation can boast about.
Nothing can get accomplished when people bring others to court, jamming the system, with such trivial things like….”my neighbor doesn’t mow his grass” or ” the hot coco I drank was hot”
and more important yet open and shut arguments like ” a baby isn’t alive at five months even though I can see it on the screen moving and the mommas since humanity began say they can feel it from day one, I want it killed now because my client and her idiot family did nothing to prepare her for what happens when women have sex ..with a man that is not their soul-mate husband..and and because some churches have brainwashed their congregation into believing babies are bad even though they prey to Mary and “love” Jesus even though she was NOT married when she got pregnant, my client can not be responsible for hypocrisy and lastly my client just isn’t feelin it right now same way a murder isn’t feelin for his inconvenient victim, got me there judge?”.
or “look I don’t believe in God, I can’t explain millions of records of interactions people have had with Him but I want that Book, which I understand has been proved even by scientists to be accurate and true, out of every place of learning and knowledge, out of the nations hands of free will that is to choose for themselves to believe or not. I may be narrow-minded and against anything for humanity that is for its highest greatness of successful prosperity to be enjoyed by everyone in this nation…and I know there are thousands of documents stating from all kinds of people from the most famous to the most humble and simple of people that by God they owe all of their happiness and amazing out of this world success to. Yet I, will not be shut up-ed, I am the victim here and I will keep whining (that’s how all wise, awesome, respected, really cool people get things done) till you give in judge..judge of all that is fair and just” …..
or “Guns kill I’m not debating that fact I’m not arguing its the hand of man that pulls the trigger, but its our right to have weapons of mass destruction, yes yes they may tare and shred the very fabric of society causing permanent damage to the hearts and minds of the innocent. In a way I’m kind of proud to be that man that has a part in grooming them to grow up gun lovin blastin anywhere and anyone but I’ve no part in gunners and wack job TV shows that in-bed in their little, mold-a ble brains that shooting all up high and hungry is the cool thing to do! And none of that changes the fact that I want my gunny gun, see if I have a gun then he can have a gun we all can have a gun and I get my right to shoot it in their face if they step on my grass..God bless america I say guns for all and you’re the sucker for not taking part in this ridiculousness”
America we keep saying how fab we all are, the whole world knows we think it, it’s not a secret….but when are we going to actually start walking the walk and talking the talk? The whole world wonders while shaking their head hiding a flicker of a sniker at all of our ridiculousness that is just crippling us and it’s all caused by the mouth of fools.