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GOD LOVES YOU
|Posted on June 28, 2021 at 5:04 PM||comments ()|
GOD'S COVENANT WITH MANKIND
|Posted on March 27, 2021 at 5:28 PM||comments ()|
As we celebrate Easter I'm amazed at the number of people who do not know the reason for the celebration. It is the celebration of the resurrections of Jesus Christ. Jesus, the Son of God, Born of a virgin Mary and died at the hands of His own creation. On the third day, He got up from the grave with all power in heaven and on earth in His hands. He reconciled mankind to God, causing the veil that separated mankind from the most holy place to be torn from top to bottom indicating that mankind no longer needed to go through a priest to access God's power and to communicate with God. The bible indicates that the covenant we have in Jesus Christ is a superior covenant. It is a greater covenant than the covenant of Moses. The reason it is a superior more advantageous covenant is because the covenant we have in Jesus Christ covers the spiritual and natural realms. The covenant we have with God through Jesus Christ is COMPLETE! It covers you in the natural realm and when your soul leaves your natural body at death, it covers you so you don't have to be separated from God and it keeps you from going to the place of the dead (hell), separated from God eternally.
Everything that occurs in the natural realm is influenced and controlled by the spiritual realm. Just because you can't see, touch or feel things in the spirit realm does not mean that it does not exist. Jesus, our Savior sacrificed His body (flesh) so we could have an eternal relationship with God the Father. Jesus was Jewish and He was the passover lamb for the new covenant. Prior to Jesus Christ, every soul went to hell because there was no sacrifice that reconciled mankind eternally with God. Of course, there was the exception of Enoch and Elijah. God took them from the earth and they did not experience the body dying but was transformed without the body dying. They were exceptional men because they believed God.
Prior to Jesus Christ's sacrifice and resurrection, there were two compartments in hell. One side for people who died under the covenant of Moses and one side for gentiles (non-jews). There was a gap between them. These souls waited in hell for the Messiah Jesus to come and set them free. The Jews knew that Jesus was coming to rescue them from hell because it was written in scripture that the Messiah was coming. David, wrote about it in Psalms saying that the Lord would not leave his soul in hell. David knew he would be set free from the bondage of hell.
As predicted in scripture, when Jesus was crucified on the cross and His soul left His body, He went to hell and rescued the long awaiting Jews and gentiles. He gave them an opportunity to received the salvation He made possible for them. Salvation, eternal relationship and connection to God the Father. It was a day of rejoicing in hell. Jesus set the captives free. The bible tells us that after Jesus rescued these souls from hell, the gap (chasm) that separated the Jews from the Gentiles was closed. Now, anyone who dies who does not accept Jesus as Lord and receive the salvation (Holy Spirit) He made possible for mankind to receive, they go to hell, eternally separated from God the Father.
With so many people dying from Covid-19 (Corona Virus), millions around the world dying, many are unsaved. They have not received the salvation that Jesus Christ made possible. With so many souls dying outside of the covenant of Christ, it is causing hell to erupt in the form of ash and larva. Volcanic eruptions being fueled by unsaved souls.
If you are reading this blog post, you have time to accept Jesus as Lord and receive the Holy Spirit Jesus made possible for you to receive. No mankind spends eternity with God outside of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is the Light of God and you can receive the Holy Sprit by confessing Jesus is Lord and believing that He died for your sins, giving you the Holy Spirit to live in you. After confessing Jesus is Lord, ask the Holy Spirit to come and live in you. The bible tells us that Jesus sent a comforter, teacher, and healer (Holy Spirit) to assist us in the natural realm and to guide us.
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MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU! MAY GOD GIVE YOU UNDERSTANDING AND GUIDANCE! IN JESUS NAME - AMEN!
HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY!
|Posted on March 7, 2021 at 4:17 PM||comments ()|
BE TRANSFORMED BY RENEWING YOUR MIND WITH THE WORD OF GOD
The Word of God (Bible) is an instruction manual written by men inspired by God (Holy Spirit) on how humans (God's creation) are to live their lives - a life that is pleasing to God and beneficial for humans. In order to achieve a life pleasing to God and beneficial for you, in addition to the written Word of God, you need guidance from the Holy Spirit.
The world (Social System) teaches mankind to follow their human nature and desires, not exercising constraint or self-control. When you compare the world system with God's Word you see opposition. The two systems oppose one another in many aspects of life (relationships, money, health, etc.) God's Word vs. World System.
When you decide in your mind to follow God and surrender to His Will, you begin to see yourself gravitate into a way of living (doing things) that most people in the world don't understand. You are at that point considered peculiar, weird, strange and in some cases not desirable. The more the world moves away from God's way of doing, the more of a foothold is given to God's adversary Satan to destroy. Believe me, you don't want Satan to have a foothold in your life.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord of your life and believe the Holy Spirit lives on the inside of you, the more uncomfortable you are doing things that oppose God. You have an innate (Reborn - Born Again) nature that desires to please God. The renewal process (Renewing Your Mind With the Word of God) can be painful emotionally because your old nature feels like it is at war against your new nature. Until you can train your old nature to be subservient to your new nature allowing your new nature to rule, peace will not come. Peace comes when your old nature knows its place is beneath your new nature. The Holy Spirit can't rule in your life unless your nature is taught the ways of God; otherwise, your nature will do what it does naturally unaware that there is a better way.
Unfortunately, after the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, human nature in its fallen state desires to destroy itself. It not only has desires to destroy itself, it believes it is doing what is right. There is a way that seems right but the end leads to death.
Matthew 7:13 Proverbs 12:15 Proverbs 14:12
Thus gravitating toward things that are not good and healthy. This is the delible fingerprint of Satan whose desire from the beginning is to destroy mankind. So God in His Love for mankind, His creation, sought to restore human nature back to gravitating toward things in the natural that are beneficial and healthy to produce an abundant life on earth and to be eternally connected to Him (God).
Lord, help us to gravitate toward and desire those things that bring and produce an abundant life on earth as it is in heaven. We understand that Satan's intent is to destroy your creation but we know your desire Lord is for us to have an abundant life on earth and an eternal home with you. We surrender to Your guidance and Your will. In Jesus Name we pray.
|Posted on December 8, 2020 at 11:06 PM||comments ()|
2020 had been a year like none I have ever seen in my lifetime. The world has evolved into a place that would be unrecognizable to people who lived a mere 150 years ago. Ingrained in the U.S. culture is the character called Santa Claus. Parents teaching their children to believe in a fictitious character that is not real and has absolutely nothing to do with gifts received at Christmas. Then there is the argument of the race of Santa Claus. Is Santa white or black? Who cares? He is fake. Teaching children to believe in anything other than Jesus Christ, the One and Only true God, is idolatry. Lying to children, telling them to ask Santa to provide for them is a deflection from the real source of their provision. When I was young, my parents taught me that lie and I did the same to my children. It was not until I surrendered to the Holy Spirit of God, I recognized that the practice of teaching children to believe in a fake character was idolatry (idol worship). The celebration of Jesus' birth should not be shared with a fake character that takes away the focus from Jesus.
God's word tells us to share the good news of the birth of Jesus (God's only begotten Son) with our children, our children's children, every generation until Jesus returns.
It is hard for people to fathom that God loved the world (his creation) so much that He was willing to come into the world through the womb of a virgin girl, suffer at the hands of His creation, go to hell and release the captives, taking the authority from Satan and reconciling His relationship with mankind. Christmas is suppose to be a celebrate of God's anointing. The anointing that we receive when we make Jesus the Lord of our lives by believing that He was born by way of the Holy Spirit and not by male sperm. A supernatural birth and resurrection. Jesus reconciled us to God, giving us an audience with God when we pray. Jesus came into the world for the purpose of restoring our relationship with God the Father and to take away our sins if we accept and believe in Him. He also was born so we could receive the Holy Spirit to guide us through life and prepares us (our bodies) to receive the Holy Spirit to live on the inside of us.
The Holy Spirit is a comforter, teacher, protector, healer, and provider and would not be available to us if it were not for the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. So this Christmas when you are celebrating, remember you are celebrating the Holy Spirit that Jesus made available to us. Jesus came to bring Joy, Peace and Goodwill to mankind and He can't keep you if you refuse to have a relationship with Him.
The way to have a relationship with Jesus is to first acknowledge that He is the Son of God born of a virgin and died for our sins. After you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that He is the Son of God who died for our sins, ask the Holy Spirit to come and live in you. The Holy Spirit will teach you and guide you through this journey on earth and will be with you forever, never leaving or forsaking you.
In recent conversation, the question regarding salvation came up. The question was once saved are you always saved and my answer was "yes". God said that when the Holy Spirit comes to live on the inside of you, the Holy Spirit is sealed in you, not going anywhere. Jesus said He would not lose one that the Father had given unto Him. So when the Holy Spirit is sealed and Jesus' promise not to lose one that the Father has given to Him is a promise that once you believe and receive, it is forever. This is reason to celebrate and praise the most high God, Father Jehovah who came into the world to restore His relationship with mankind through the person of Jesus.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!
Jesus Our Healer
|Posted on April 2, 2020 at 8:31 PM||comments ()|
In light of the recent outbreak of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, people now more than ever need to know that they have an advocate who died for them so they could have life and have it more abundantly. Jesus provides healing to those who trust and believe. He made it His mission to heal the sick. I often tell people that the Holy Spirit living in us by way of our faith in Jesus, is a great immune booster and antibody developer. We are both natural and spirit beings. I believe we must do what is necessary in the natural to overcome illnesses and disease. The Lord showed me years ago that it was not good to inhale smoke (smoking) or allow strong drink to touch my lips. I believe when you are led by the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit constantly speaks to your inner self guiding you in the way that leads to life and not death. This recent outbreak reminds me of the plague that came through Egypt. The Lord gave them instructions on what to do to avoid the death angel when it came through. This virus was not a surprise to the Lord. He showed me something was coming in the earth out of China but He did not give me the specifics but I knew it was something bad and would be devastating to humanity. The Lord also told me that He would keep His people, just like He did when the plague came through ancient Egypt. If you are reading this blog and have not made Jesus the Lord of your life, this is a great time to confess Jesus as Lord and ask Him to forgive you of your sins and guide you going forward. This is a great time to come over to the side of the Lord because once the coronavirus is defeated, there will be other disasters. The Lord promised to keep His people in the earth and protect them from the harm and plagues to come if they trust and listen to His instructions. The world has gone so far to the left and away from the things of God and away from God's ways. This gives God's adversary Satan entry. When you read about the days of Noah, there was so much wickedness in the world and Noah preached for years that devastation was coming and invited them to come into the ark but they mocked and ridiculed Noah instead of listening to him. Don't be like the people in Noah's day. Listen to me, God is calling all mankind unto Him. He wants to protect and keep you and your family. God gives wisdom and insight, something the wisest men in the world can't give you. We should want leaders who consult with the Lord for answers because God is our creator and He knows everything. He is constantly speaking to us but many are not listening. Don't be the one that does not listen but take this time to build a relationship with God. Speaking to Him daily and listening to His guidance. One thing I know for sure is that God loves us and it is not His desire that any should perish. He wants nothing more than to keep you and guide you, if you let Him. I love you and I hope that you will take the time to make Jesus the Lord of your life and if you have given your life to Him and have not developed a relationship with Him, I hope you will decide to rededicate your life to Him.
Peace, Love, Hope and Joy!!!
"THE SACRIFICE HAS BEEN MADE"
|Posted on August 5, 2018 at 2:52 PM||comments ()|
It is hard for most people to fathom that Jesus paid the price for our eternal salvation. That through Jesus, we have an eternal connection to God and that any sins committed in the natural is not imputed (charged) against us spiritually.
We are conditioned (shaped) to think that if we do wrong, you receive a punishment (consequences) for the wrong act that was committed. The GRACE message teaches us that God does not leave us EVER once we accept the sacrifice of His Son Jesus and are reborn of His Spirit. God's word confirms it when it states in Hebrew 13:5 that God will never leave us, nor forsake us. God had to turn away from His Son while His Son was sacrificed for sin. God doesn't have to turn away from us, because Jesus paid the price for sin.
Where people get confused is some people think the spiritual & natural realms (kingdom/dominion) are governed the same and that is not the truth. Even though once you are born-again, sin is not imputed (charged) against you spiritually, the natural realm (kingdom/dominion) there is still consequences. God in His great mercy made provision for us to manage our natural imperfections when in His word in Psalms 32:5, Proverbs 28:13, and I John 1:9 it indicates that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us & cleanse us of all unrighteousness. This appears conflicting to some because of the fact that Jesus paid the price for our sins so why is there a need to confess and ask for forgiveness. The reason goes back to the government of the two realms (spiritual & natural kingdoms). They are two different kingdoms.
The scriptures pertaining to confession & forgiveness of sin cross covenants, the covenant of Moses (Law) & the covenant of Grace (Jesus). In both covenants, the confession of sins & the forgiveness of sins were addressing the natural realm (kingdom/dominion) and not the spiritual because even though God's people under the covenant of Moses died before the promise of spiritual salvation was manifested in the natural, God made provision for them when they died to put them in a special compartment in the spiritual realm to reside until the fulfillment of the promise of eternal salvation. Once Jesus fulfilled the mission, sacrificing His body for sin, the souls under the covenant of Moses & Abraham who believed where released from captivity and entered into the eternal existence with God.
People have to know & understand that there are two realms (kingdom/dominion), the natural & spiritual. Even though they intertwine, they are governed differently.
There are still consequences for non-repented & non-confessed sin (immoral conduct) in the natural but not in the Born-again spiritual realm (kingdom/dominion). When you abide (live) in Christ & Christ (God's anointed Spirit) lives in you, God DOES NOT impute (charge) sin against you Ever. Jesus took care of sin once and for all times that is why He is called the Last Adam (incorruptible spiritual seed).
This is why I pray confessing: Father Jehovah, thank you that you do not impute sin against me because I have accepted the truth that your Son, Jesus, paid the price for my sin. I do know and understand that in the natural, that I am not perfect. I acknowledge natural sin and I thank you for being faithful and just to cleanse me of sin that is committed in my natural body and giving me the strength and knowledge to turn away from those things that have negative consequences in the natural and leading me in a way that has positive results in the natural realm through Jesus Christ, our Lord. I have overcome. In Jesus name I pray and give thanks and walk in my spiritual authority in the natural realm. AMEN!!!
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THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT (CONTINUED)
|Posted on July 1, 2018 at 12:44 PM||comments ()|
There is compelling evidence in the Word of God that the fruit consumed by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was sexual/spiritual treason and it was immoral. The very act separated them from God and banished them from the beautiful habitation that God had created for them to enjoy.
God commanded Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply. We know the natural way mankind multiplies is by sex between a man and a woman. The man has the seed (sperm) that has to fertilize a woman's egg to produce. Most fruit has seeds and its in the seed that multiplication or reproduction occurs. When you examine the Word of God, you see that no change occurred when Eve ate the forbidden fruit (she disobeyed the commandment of God = sin). The change did not occur until Adam (Male) ate the forbidden fruit. The reason nothing happened or changed when Eve sinned was because Adam was the seed bearer. When Adam disobeyed God, the change occurred (their eyes were opened) and they were aware that they were naked and uncovered and that they had sinned against the commandment of God.
God spoke directly to Adam commanding him not to eat from the tree with fruit that was forbidden. Adam relayed the message to Eve. Eve did not get the message firsthand from God but got the commandment through her husband Adam, the seed bearer. God allowed Adam and Eve to eat freely from every fruit bearing tree except for the Tree of the knowledge of Good & Evil and told Adam that the day that he ate from this tree, he would surely die. The tree of Life was in the garden as well but God did not command Adam not to eat from it.
The seed of an apple, orange, lemon, watermelon, etc. are totally different from the seed of man. Most reproduction occurs in the seed. You have to have a seed to reproduce. God's command allowed Adam and Eve to eat freely from these types of seed bearing trees but not the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil.
God, in His Word, refers to mankind as a type of tree. Psalms 1:3 Those who delight in the law (commandment) of the Lord shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season. Seed can also be associated with "action" and fruit with "results of an action." We know the result of Adam's and Eve's action (disobedience) was a separation from their habitation that God had created for them and they, as a result of disobedience, endured pain and struggles that "pre-sin" they did not have to endure. However, "post-sin", the fall and deterioration (aging & decay) of the human body began. Not only was mankind affected but all living things were affected and eventually deteriorated and died.
Further evidence that sexual immorality was the sinful act that occurred in the Garden of Eden is when Adam's and Eve's eyes (not their natural eyes because they could absolutely see with their natural eyes because the tree was pleasing to their eyes) were opened and they were aware they were naked and saw nakedness as being wrong and shameful. They did not cover their mouths but their bodies/loins. The part that was used to sin and spread seed. Sex is more than just a natural act but is also spiritual.
The man ruling (having authority) over a woman in marriage or otherwise was a part of the curse that occurred as a result of Adam's and Eve's disobedience. In marriage, God's original intent was that they were suppose to be equal partners submitting themselves to each other. I decided a long time ago not to live under the curse.
There is a reason why God did not use man's seed to bore His Son Jesus, who is referred to as the "Last Adam" because the first Adam's seed was corrupted through sin in the Garden of Eden. Adam's corrupt seed is the very reason why mankind has to be born-again.
The enemy (called Satan) has been envious of mankind from the beginning and his ultimate goal is to destroy God's creation (mankind). He was able to corrupt man's seed through deception and seduction. Psalms 8:4 What is man that thy art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visit him? For thou has made him a little lower than the angels*, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou made him to have dominion** over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet.
Again, Satan is envious of mankind because the Word of God tells us that Satan wanted to be like God and elevate himself above God so when God created mankind in His image and likeness, Satan was envious and set out to destroy what God gave to mankind and to ultimately destroy mankind. If Satan can get mankind to accept his fallen/corrupt nature and not believe and walk in the born-again spirit/nature, Satan can control and fulfill his goal to kill, steal and destroy.
*Angels (this translation was inaccurate because God made mankind in His Image and Likeness. Angels are servants to mankind. If mankind was lower than angels, mankind would have no authority over Satan, who is an angel. Jesus restored our authority over angels.)
**Dominion (means Authority & Power)
DECIDE TODAY TO STOP ALLOWING SATAN TO HAVE AUTHORITY OVER YOU AND RECEIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE THROUGH ACCEPTANCE OF JESUS.
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THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT
|Posted on June 15, 2018 at 8:42 PM||comments ()|
What was the forbidden fruit God talks about in the Book of Genesis? You can ask random people (men & women) what was the forbidden fruit that Eve ate that is mentioned in the Book of Genesis. Many people who have not studied the Word of God will say it was an Apple but there is no reference in the Bible that indicates the forbidden fruit was an Apple.
We know the fruit was a part of a tree in the garden that God instructed Adam to not eat from. God told Adam he could freely eat from every tree but not from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam relayed God's command to Eve telling her the fruit from the tree in the midst of the garden was forbidden.
We still eat apples today. We know that an apple was not the forbidden fruit. Why did this fruit cause Adam & Eve to become aware of Good and Evil and caused their eyes to come open? Adam and Eve could see prior to eating the forbidden fruit with their natural eyes. Were their spiritual eyes opened and now they could recognize and understand right and wrong (Good & Evil) when prior to eating the forbidden fruit they did not know right from wrong and God had to tell them eating the fruit was wrong because they were unaware, oblivious to the consequences and no knowledge of sin. Was the act of disobeying God as well as eating the forbidden fruit, sin?
The forbidden fruit was indicated to be pleasing to their eyes which meant it was alluring and enticing and could have provoked arousal. I have never been aroused by fruit. Apples, watermelon, kiwi, lemon, oranges, etc. does not have an arousing affect. Beautiful things are usually pleasing to the eye but not all beautiful things are enticing or alluring.
I have always been curious as to what was the forbidden fruit. Have you ever thought about it? Eating the forbidden fruit was so powerful that it caused Adam and Eve to be separated from fellowship with God. The enemy (serpent/Satan) knew the power of the forbidden fruit and his mission is to kill, steal and destroy the quality of life for mankind who he envied from the very beginning. So Satan encouraged Eve to eat the forbidden fruit and Eve encouraged Adam to eat. Eating the forbidden fruit was so powerful that it changed the course of their existence. They were cast out of the presence of God, tossed from their beautiful, comfortable home, endured pain and hard labor. This act of disobedience was so severe that God placed guards at the entrance of the garden to ensure that they did not return to their former comfortable home where they were cared for and had satisfactory provision.
So what fruit holds that kind of power over people to cause such destruction and pain?
Could the forbidden fruit that is mentioned in the Book of Genesis be sex? Did Eve commit the first act of adultery when she ate the fruit? Did Adam commit the first act of homosexuality when Eve convinced him to eat the forbidden fruit? Adam and Eve represented a married couple living in the presence of God. When Adam disobeyed God and did not adhere to God's instructions and commandment, they were cast out of the presence of God and life became difficult for them, a consequence of disobedience and the eating of the forbidden fruit.
Forbidden sex has been the downfall of many powerful men and women. God instructs us to partake in sex only in the confines of marriage, forsaking all others and not allowing a third person to come in the marriage garden and disrupt and destroy. When I say the marriage garden, I am speaking of marital sex that should be protected and restricted from allowing a third person to enter and partake.
If sex was the fruit that got Adam and Eve cast out of the presence of God, this forbidden fruit is still causing havoc in the lives of many today. It's only forbidden fruit when it is consumed outside of marriage and others are invited into the restricted space reserved for one man and one woman.
In today's society the forbidden fruit is loosely consumed and is acceptable between adults without commitment of marriage and in some cases many are invited to the table to eat without conviction or remorse.
Many think they have no control over their sexual desire and its alluring, enticing power. Through the power of the Holy Spirit made available to us through the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ, we do have power to resist the forbidden fruit and control who is allowed to eat from the tree in our garden. The Holy Spirit is our helper and stands ready, willing, and able to assist us with controlling our natural desires if we ask Him for help and have a true desire to obey God.
God breathe into Adam and Eve and gave them life. He also gave them instructions on how to live a good life but they did not adhere to His instructions. Satan convinced them they were missing out if they obeyed God. The good thing about today's world, is if you find yourself disobeying God in the matter of the forbidden fruit, you can repent (turn away) and start anew (fresh). You have to have the desire and ask God for help and God will do the rest. Sexual immorality is destructing mankind. It takes spiritual knowledge to see and know the negative power of sexual immorality.
YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (if you are born again) AND IS NOT MADE FOR FORNICATION. God is our creator and He knows what is best for us.
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Faith & Race
|Posted on May 28, 2018 at 12:53 PM||comments ()|
During a recent ride using a ride service, I wont't say which service (Uber or Lyft), the driver and I were chatting and somehow the conversation shifted to faith. The driver asked me if I was religious. I told him I did not consider myself religious but righteous and that in my opinion religion has been very detrimental to the Christian faith. The driver said, "Oh, so you are a Christian." I responded, "yes." He then indicated that Christianity is a religion and I told him it was not a religion but a faith. I went on to tell him that within the faith, there is religion, i.e., Baptist, Methodist, Evangelical, Catholic, Protestant, etc. The various religions have not been a good witness to the Christian faith. Religion has created wars turning brother against brother and neighbor against neighbor all in the name of religion. Religion has surely made the Christian faith appear to be hypocritical. The appearance of hypocrisy weakens the faith and takes the focus off of the true faith. When all the religious layers are peeled away, the true faith and common denominator is Jesus Christ and the salvation He brought to the world.
Christians believe Jesus died for our sins and was resurrected to life so we too can experience what He did first but religion and the wicked hearts of people clouds the truth from being received for some.
Now back to the driver and what the driver indicated that he believes. The driver indicated that he believes he is god and he connects to the universe. He indicated that he believes that if you do good, good comes back to you. I affirmed the fact that whatsoever you sow that shall you also reap and that sowing and reaping takes care of his natural, material existence but does not take care of his eternal existence. I asked him what sacrifice was made for him to connect to a Holy God and receive eternal salvation. He said, "what do you mean?" I indicated to him what makes you Holy enough to connect to a Holy God? He responded, "I can't believe you buy into that white man's religion and you believe a white man died so you could connect to God."
First of all, Jesus was from the middle east and not European. His appearance, as described in the Bible was a man with bushy hair like pure wool (coarse) and had feet that look like fine burned brass (color). The images that are portrayed of Jesus are not accurate but were adapted to fit and be similar to the appearance of the artist. The whole point of God making His Son's appearance "uncomely" was to take the focus off of His appearance so the focus would be on His Spirit and His actions.
The driver said to me, "So you believe that He is coming back again?" I said, "yes, I do." He said, "good luck with that one" and laughed. The driver went on to say he was amazed how angry people get when discussing faith. I told him in my case it was not anger but passion. I don't judge people because of what they believe. People have a right and choice to believe what they choose. If it impedes upon the physical safety and imposes bodily injuring upon another, in this country, that is a crime. I told the driver to not judge me because i believe God had a Son who died to save me from eternal damnation and separation from God and His sacrifice connects me to God. He said, "so you saying I'm going to hell because I don't believe." God does not send anyone to hell, God gives you a choice. Choose wisely!
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RACISM & THE WORD OF GOD
|Posted on May 14, 2018 at 7:58 PM||comments ()|
Before I came to know & understand the Word of God as it relates to racial & ethnic matters, I questioned if God loved people of color (those with melanin in their skin that creates dark brown to black pigment in the hair, skin & eyes). I was taught in my youth that Jesus loves us (people of color) but wondered why society had a hard time showing love toward people of color.
I saw people of color disrespected, killed without consequence, disenfranchised, oppressed and trapped in a world system designed to enslave their capability to advance and rise up. This type of treatment spans hundreds of years. Always looking like "tag along" instead of navigating rulers.
Even in the study of history, I found no great countries or empires that were ruled by people of color. Even now, the world's power elite countries are not ruled by people of color but are only occupied by people of color. Kanye West once stated that former President Bush #43 did not like black people in the aftermath of their treatment after Hurricane Katrina. I, at one time, questioned if God liked black people. Black people seemed to be the most hated & disrespected group of people in the whole world. There was a time when it was inferred that black people were descendants of Cain who was a laborer and whose offering the Lord did not respect the same way he respected his brother Abel. Cain became jealous and angry and killed Abel. Cain suffered consequences for killing his brother Abel. He became a fugitive and a vagabond and did not yield the amount of fruit for his labor that should have been yielded because of the consequence of his actions.
In my youth, I was taught white people think they are superior to black people. Even in my youth, that did not make sense to me because I could not understand how there could be power in the color of a person's flesh. All flesh decays and return to dust so how could flesh make you more superior than another.
I was curious why God did not respect Cain's offering as much as he respected Abel's offering. I learned it was because Cain did not give God his best while Abel gave God his best and got the greater return. It had nothing to do with their appearance (skin color) but had everything to do with putting God first and giving God your best.
Recently there seems to be an increase in activity, especially in law enforcement, that on the surface appears to be racially motivated. The way law enforcement treat and react to whites as opposed to how they treat and react to blacks. There is definitely a disparity in treatment. A white man shoots and kills 17 people and is arrested without as much as a scratch while a black man who has a misdemeanor traffic violation results in death by the hands of law enforcement and without consequence other than public outcry and protest.
In spending time in the Word of God and much prayer, I realize that God is not responsible in anyway for racism. As a matter of fact, God's Word instructs against it. He tells us in His Word that He is no respecter of persons and that we are One in the Spirit. One, meaning no one is greater or lesser but the same. This is the result of Jesus Christ's sacrifice on the cross. However, the Born-again Spirit is greater than those who live and conduct themselves opposite of God but there is no superiority in the Born-again Spirit (Holy Spirit). The Holy Spirit is available to all mankind and therefore if the whole world was Born-again it would recognize racism is not of God.
I can see how thinking you are superior because of your flesh could have a measure of power because God said, as a man/woman thinks so is he/she. The key is right thinking and purified hearts. Both of which comes from knowing the Word of God and a Born-again Spirit.
I was deceived when I had no knowledge of the Word of God and did not rely upon my Born-again Spirit to teach me. Don't ever allow anyone to make you feel inferior regarding your skin color. This notion of lighter skin is better is so ingrained in our society that people are harming themselves trying to get lighter skin. Trust God and believe Him when He says He does not respect you based on skin color or any other reason. He does respect how you receive Him. Trusting in the color of your flesh is idolatry (idol worship). It indicates that you believe your power comes from something other than God.
It's going to take a supernatural move of God to correct the racial divide in the world. If an earthquake occurs or a tornado forms and causes destruction, neither the tornado or the earthquake are going to differentiate what to destroy based on the property owners color. Destruction will not bypass you and your property based on your skin color. I use this as an analogy to further show there is no power in the flesh except when it is occupied by the Holy Spirit. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.
Satan knows that if society eradicates racial divide and promotes Holy Spirit unity among all people, the world (society) will begin to look more like the Garden of Eden, more glorious and beautiful for all mankind. When you are taught you are inferior and destined to be a vagabond and fugitive and you believe it, you will live as you believe. That's why it is so important to know and believe right. Knowing that God loves you regardless of your skin color. Knowing that He says you are fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are the works of God's hand. Psalm 139:14 In Him, we are all One Spirit without respect of skin color.
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