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I just love God’s Word. It tells you what’s coming. And it tells you who wins. Question for you... What is your favorite phone app? Mine is the Weather App. I just love knowing exactly what time today the rain is going to start, so I can get the grass cut beforehand, or know a game is going to get rained out, or at least soggy. I love knowing things in advance, that’s just what I like. But have you noticed, you don’t always get that in life. Wouldn’t it be nice if God made a Trial App, like the Weather App? 30% chance of a trial today. 80% chance between 12:00 and 1:00. Or an app that will tell you exactly when the trial will start... But trials don’t work that way, they don’t come that way. They come in all shapes and sizes, almost unanimously without warning. So what is a trial? And what should your response be? And how can you prepare for it if there isn’t a phone app that tells you it’s coming? A trial is something you go through, something you endure, something that is common to man, something that you either pass with flying colors, or you fail - and have to ‘retake the class next semester.’ LORD help us to avoid that! A trial is anytime something doesn’t go your way; doesn’t go the way you planned, or expected, or hoped or even prayed that it would. You mean God didn’t hear your prayer? No, He heard it. So He didn’t answer? No, He answered, He just doesn’t answer every time the way I would like Him to. Sometimes He says "No – I’ve got better." Sometimes He says "Wait – not yet." Sometimes He says "Yes, but later," or "Yes, but be sure to do it this way." Just because things didn’t go the way you planned, expected, hoped, or prayed doesn’t mean God didn’t hear or answer, it’s just a trial. An opportunity to put your faith into practice so it grows – to put your obedience into practice, so it becomes easier – to put your praise into practice so it changes you, and God can inhabit something. What is the purpose of trials? To teach you how to walk in the Spirit, how to walk in God’s Grace, to grow in your faith, to complete you, and prepare you, to increase you. What should you do when under a trial? First Praise – rejoice, consider it joy when you face trials of many kinds… Second, Run To God first, not last. Trials are always a test to reveal if you’ll walk in the Spirit, or by your old nature. Whatever has been getting fed the most is usually what wins. Third, obey in faith. Facing a trial – is not the time to stop and complain, hesitate and be lost, it’s time to keep doing what God told you to do. You can ask Him again – just to be sure. That’s going to Him first. But keep doing what He said – Keep obeying – keep blessing, keep giving, and keep sowing that word of faith. Let your words and your face reflect the victory that God is giving you. Not the defeat the devil tries to convince you of. You just keep praising, saying, and obeying and leave the rest to him. And Fourth – Feed your Spirit – Get an extra dose of His Word. It will change your mind, to the mind of Christ, it will change your heart, so His good comes out of your mouth. It will give you wisdom that you need for this trial, and maybe for the next one coming up. Most people when they face trials, they complain, not praise, they consider it a curse not a blessing, sometimes they even blame God. Then they try to work it out on their own, only to get into a deeper hole, a bigger mess. They just sit and wait for things to change, rather than seeking God, and obeying what He told them, and finally they don’t get God’s Word, they get other people’s opinion, most often those who will commiserate with them – which doesn’t help one bit, it just keeps them in the crab bucket they’re in. Praying that you will consider trials a joy – and praise through them. That you’ll Run to God first, not try to figure it out on your own. That you’ll keep your hand to the plow – obeying what He tells you or told you, while placing your full trust in Him. That you would do what He told you – that gets you through this one, and prepares you for the next. And finally, that you would feed your spirit, and starve your flesh. Get an overdose of God’s Word – increase your Word diet, so you have the spiritual calories to overcome. When Jesus faced a trial – He did it three times in a row, with the same weapon. “It is written.” Praying that you will grow through every trial, and love the victory so much, that the struggle will always seem worth it, and not scare you or bother you. That’s not being a glutton for punishment, it’s just knowing the One Who speaks to the storm, and tells the wind and the waves – "Be still."
Love you all,
Memorial Day Of What?
Love you all, praying for you,
This will take a little while, I pray that you’ll stay with me, for the Love of God, the Love of Country, the love of your children and grandchildren, and for the love of your friends and neighbors and all those of good faith who want Freedom to be restored.
I just love God’s Word. It tells people how to become free, and how to live – so they can remain free. And it tells nations the very same thing. Have you ever noticed how history is rewritten by the godless? Thanksgiving for example is a holiday to offer gratitude and thankfulness for the Divine Providence of a Benevolent and Almighty God. Even our nation’s United States Constitution is based on the unalienable rights endowed upon men, not by their government, but by their Creator. Thanksgiving Day is a day to thank God like the Pilgrims did. But school children are now taught that the pilgrims thanked the Indians? How utterly absurd.
Ronald Reagan understood the danger of a society of people bequeathed freedom by the sacrifice of the prior generation who believed in God… but these now reject Him, turning from those very things that enabled the freedoms they enjoy to even exist. He said this – “If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.” One party has removed God from their platform. We are a nation half-way under. He also offered this. Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will end our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Abraham Lincoln gave the same warning - that the enemy to fear is not one that would cross the oceans, but the enemy within – those who forsake the God Given principles of freedom that this nation was founded upon. Slavery wasn’t one of them (that was the democrats being democrats). All men are created equal. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness applies equally to everyone. But if you prefer one over another, and pit one group of people against another. Both Unity and Freedoms will vanish from this land.
Today freedom in America is hanging in the balance. The government takes your money, inflates the currency by foolish spending - stealing the life savings of its citizenry. They foolishly continue massive money giveaways to their friends, hopeful constituents, illegal immigrants and foreign nations. While refusing to secure a border, they give billions of taxpayers dollars to other nations for their borders. They shut down an energy rich nation’s energy independence, instead preferring to beg our enemies to increase production, while citizens suffer under triple the cost for gas and food. They force people to wear masks scientifically proven to be ineffective and to take vaccines which despite 3 boosters are only 80% effective, with adverse effects that kill and cripple and maim. Forcing genetic altering vaccines on children with less than one tenth of one percent chance of dying from Covid. They try to take the guns of law abiding citizens, while letting criminals walk free to continue their reign of terror in urban cities across America – enslaving helpless unarmed marginalized communities to be victims of fear, crime and violence. They shut down economies to force government dependence. They promote Marxism and Socialism which has been the most freedom crushing form of government ever created, other than Fascism or Caliphates. They ignore or pass election laws to promote inflated ballot elections, and pure fraud. They censure, ridicule or criminalize the love of country, and the love of freedom. They say you can choose to kill your baby, but cannot choose to decline a useless mask or a crippling or fatal vaccine. They inspire hate against police officers and those in authority, hate between races and classes. They purge the military of freedom loving Americans, until all that will be left are socialists who believe anyone standing for freedom in America are the new terrorists. They always offer supposed solutions to problems that don’t even exist while refusing to address the obvious cause of true problems destroying this nation. They let some citizens burn down cities and assault people with no fear of punishment, while arresting those who believe in free and fair elections or education that doesn’t indoctrinate. We have rejected God, Truth, Justice, Fairness, Kindness, Civility, and Tolerance, except for lawbreakers, anarchists, and corrupt politicians who get away with sedition in collusion with the false media. They have fact checkers who promote lies, they silence the truth, and even attempt a ministry of truth – to silence and eventually arrest any dissenting opinion to socialism, race or class warfare. They celebrate those who attack politicians of one party, while imprisoning, and putting parents on terrorist watchlists who merely question the other, or demand that our schools be for education not indoctrination of our children. This is the State of the Union of this once great country. Inflation is out of control, threatening the lifestyle and survival of average American Citizens. It is a State of Disunion, an economic disaster, we are already in recession with depression sure to follow if we continue on this path. We are now at a point that short of returning to the founding principles of Godly civility and government – this nation will never remain the United States of America.
So what can we do before Memorial Day – is not remembering those fallen soldiers who preserved our freedoms, but longingly and wistfully remembering the freedoms now long gone, that once were America… Eleven Things To Save America. Eleven things to preserve our freedoms.
If America is ever to remain free – with the rights and privileges that our founding fathers risked their life and everything they owned for… If we are ever to return to the pursuit of a more perfect union. It will require fundamental changes from the path we are currently on which can only lead to this nation’s destruction. Anytime a nation and its people reject God, and His Word, His principles that our founding fathers formed this nation and this constitution on... Only misery, corruption, lawlessness, slavery, demagoguery and financial ruin will result. If America is ever to remain a free and prosperous nation. We must do these eleven things. But before we can even talk about what steps need to be taken, we must address the permanent heart condition that most requires change. We must return to God. We must humble ourselves, forsake our sin, return to God, so He can bless this nation once again. Every nation in History that abandoned God came to nothing. Great empires that no longer exist. And those nations built on false gods, or the false religion of government whether socialist, fascist, or religious – will fall into the ash heap of history – as will we if we don’t repent and return to God and His ways which alone produce freedom and justice for all. Nations rise and fall – but for thousands of years - God’s Word remains. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD. Those who reject God – by their very choice – reject freedom. It will never remain. By the time they realize that the ‘better freedom’ promised by opposing the US Constitution was slavery and demagoguery in disguise… it will be too late. Our freedoms will be gone. And those in power will never surrender it, they will have secured absolute power for the next generations or longer. And an unarmed citizenry whose votes are controlled, and whose information flow is government sanctioned will suffer under a slave state for generations – unless God intervenes. We must repent and return to God. We must change our ways. If my people called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land. Repent yourself, change your ways, Return to God, and then… Pray that God will remove the wicked from power, and raise up the righteous, to rule in righteousness, justice and fairness for all. So that this nation can be saved. To preserve our Freedoms and to save this once great nation of America. We must do these ELEVEN THINGS TO SAVE AMERICA!
#1 Fix Corrupt Elections. Only Citizens may vote, only with valid ID, only on election Day. No Mail-In ballots – ripe with opportunity to commit fraud, no electronic adjudication – where partisan adjudicators in a one-party exclusive Board of Elections office - can decide who you ‘really wanted to vote for.’ No fractional vote assigning from corrupt programing of machines (it’s one vote for, or one vote against, period.) No counting of votes without paper ballots preserved. And no counting of votes without a signed chain of custody in place with a representative of both parties with those ballots at all times. No ballots counted after election day. No ballot harvesting, or ballot trafficking, no special interest group given access to state voter rolls and registrations, no millionaires funding ballot boxes, and paying partisan operatives creating interference and undue advantage in elections. Every public official at any level, guilty of manipulating elections, double counting votes, counting illegal votes, destroying legal votes, modifying votes in any way must be swiftly prosecuted and convicted and in my humble opinion serve a five to ten year minimum sentence. (How important is a free nation?) What should the penalty for attempting to overthrow a government by the people (a crime of treason) actually be? Any politician or activist knowingly being deceptive with the American Public regarding votes, must be removed from office, prosecuted for perjury, treason or both, and incarcerated at the very least. God’s Word says: “If a king listens to lies, all of his officials become corrupt.” If a nation where the people are king – listen to lies (of politicians or media or both) all of it’s officials become corrupt. They will codify election theft. If this stands – it will become permanent, just like third world dictatorships. There is nothing more physically important to the American Experiment – than free and fair elections. And when liars – decry ‘voter suppression’ – when a simple photo ID and signature match is required, they have exposed themselves for what they are – fraud lovers. They don’t want fair elections, they want fraud. They are not worried about voter suppression, they know it’s a lie. They are worried about fraud prevention, that would expose them, and hold them to account. The number one physical thing we need in this nation to preserve Freedom is Free and Fair Elections.
#2 School Choice. The only hope of America is to teach the next generation the truth, the truth of God, and the truth of American History (which up until this point – has been the most free and fair governmental system that has ever existed in all of Human History – providing more freedom and prosperity for every citizen than any government since civilization began. Without school choice where the funds follow the child - the public schools will indoctrinate our children with hate, division, debauchery, and ignorance. You will have (like already is today) a significant percentage of the population that will believe the lie of socialism, that has brought untold suffering in every nation that it has been tried. This socialism lie, which has been buried in the trash heap of history, could actually be resurrected in America by an ignorant generation. It will destroy this country, and the freedoms we hold dear. People will suffer under brutal oppression for decades, and the only way to throw it off, would be another revolutionary war to preserve the freedoms our founders risked their lives for. Abraham Lincoln warned, the enemy to fear, is the enemy within, not all the enemies from abroad. And when those in power - either media power or governmental power - try to bully people who merely want free and fair elections – calling them insurrectionists, terrorists, or enemies of the state. These projectors are the real enemies from within, not the ones who merely want fairness. They have just exposed themselves as the real enemy. Liars are the first to call the truth a lie. This is a war of truth against deception. Someone once said, “In war, the first casualty is truth.” History seems to agree.
#3 Remove Liability Exemption for Social Media or other Companies that infringe on the constitutional rights of the citizenry. Any Company or Government Agency allowed to steal US Citizen’s 1st Amendment rights – will destroy the foundational pillars of this nation: freedom of speech and assembly. (Not freedom to riot and burn down cities – but freedom to legally and peacefully assemble, and share their ideas and concerns in the marketplace of public opinion and discourse, and with elected lawmakers, and appointed officials. No public funding should go to schools or universities which enforce socialist same-think, and refuse people of another political party or viewpoint to have equal opportunity to speak or share their views. Every government takeover in human history started with propaganda - the deliberate distribution of disinformation, and the silencing of any opposing views (which they call… you guessed it, “disinformation.”) This is textbook ‘Projection.’ (The mental process by which people attribute to others what is in their own minds, what they themselves do). Rejecting truth, and promoting lies. Anytime the self-called ‘fact checkers” ‘jump on something’ it’s a dead giveaway, there’s something they must stomp out. Those that censor to deceive - consider truth and the search for it – a cancer. They cannot allow it to metastasize. They will lose their power if the truth comes out. But you can’t keep truth down. Truth and the search for it, is not the cancer, those who suppress it are. The first thing the “ministry of propaganda” or the ‘ministry of truth’ does in every country in history – is to call truth, or honest questions – misinformation, or disinformation. A twisting of justice, an exchange of good for evil. God’s Word warns against it. For America to survive there must be legal recourse within the judicial system to protect civilians from censure merely for opposing socialism – which until 5-15 years ago – was almost unanimously opposed by the American people. Until the schools started lying about history, and gullible children grew into ignorant activist adults… Media companies that steal first amendment rights must be prosecuted in at least civil if not criminal court for violating the rights of US Citizens. A nation cannot survive without freedom of speech for it’s citizens without fear of intimidation, persecution, or incarceration.
#4 Removal of Corrupt Officials - Judges, Prosecutors and Politicians. In American history – the power has always been in legislation - the law. But no longer. Laws do not matter! Only laws that are enforced, matter. When corrupt administrations, judges, and prosecutors – turn a blind eye – and choose not to prosecute and convict law-breakers – because they prefer some laws, and disagree with others. A nation will be lost. That’s what dictators do. In America laws are to be determined by representatives of the people, not administrations who refuse to enforce certain ones. Now in America our elected legislators are usurped by those who control the legal system. If no indictments are made, if no grand jury is convened, resulting in laws not enforced – the representatives of the people –(and therefore the voice and the will of the people) become null and void. And prosecutors, judges or appointed government officials become legislators in and of themselves - a complete destruction of the balance of power our founders wisely put in place to secure freedom. There must be legal remedy and recourse to remove corrupt judges, prosecutors, attorney generals, and appointed government officials. An impeachment and removal process must be in place to remove corruption at all levels up to and including the Executive Branch and the Supreme Court of the United States… To remove any and all who deny people their constitutional rights, who twist laws to restrict freedoms, and render corrupt verdicts based on skin color, the lie of social justice. That is an oxymoron, what justice isn’t social? You cannot make up for injustice of the past, with more injustice now. That’s merely racism in disguise, and Marxist dogma rather than working to preserve the freedoms guaranteed to each and every citizen by the Constitution of the United States of America. The biggest lie of BLM is if black lives don’t matter, all lives won’t matter. When the exact opposite is the truth. If all lives don’t matter, black lives won’t matter – or any other kind of life. (Case in point – just look at the killing fields of the womb in America, or the streets of Chicago – black lives still don’t matter because all lives don’t matter). Corrupt Politician Removal - any politician whose views and actions are anti-American (not anti-leftist), but anti-freedom, unconstitutional, or based on any other world view, than the Constitution of these United States of America… they must be removed from office by remedy. Those who lie and mislead, who use the vast powers of the Military, the Justice Department, DHS, and the FBI – to tip the scale during campaigns, or to persecute voters who support another candidate, must be removed from office, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This is treason. And then incarcerated at the very least - as a deterrent for future would-be seditionist criminals. Any elected or appointed officials or administrations that refuse to uphold the current laws of the United States – that they don’t agree with, and select which laws they will enforce – must by remedy be removed from Office in a swift and fair recall by the citizenry and where applicable, legal action be fully taken against them. This administration is betraying their oath of office. Illegal immigration is illegal. The President of the United States is to uphold the law of the land. If you don’t like it, then elect legislators who will change the laws to what you do like. But if a President buses and flies illegal immigrants across the country to American cities in clear violation of current law, they have disqualified themselves for office, they have forsaken their oath to defend and protect, and should be impeached and prosecuted both civilly and criminally. Any politician that knowingly deceives the American people regarding false accusation against an opposing candidate… must be removed from office, and prosecuted for liable or treason or both. Any politician, party or company profiting from foreign influence must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Most politicians have gotten rich from their influence peddling, another politician has lost net worth. You can tell the motive by the money. If there is no remedy to remove corrupt politicians and appointed officials – the corruption will only continue. There will be no end.
#5 Medical Autonomy of US Citizens. Health is an individual and personal choice in America – if we are truly a free country. A person’s health choices are between that person and their doctor. It is the choice of US Citizens to participate in remedies for their health, based on due diligence and what they feel is best for them, given the risks. Any Government that tries to force citizens into medical procedures against their will, and/or prevents adverse effects from being reported and published - violates the Nuremberg Code. It is not the right of government to dictate medical practice to its citizens, at least not in a free country. Any Government, technology, or media enterprise that is caught sequestering, or removing potential evidence that exposes risk, alternate scientific theory, or the questioning of current practice, must be removed from their position, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Any government officials receiving financial gain by promoting medical practice should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. They should do prison time. The government entities responsible for holding Medical companies accountable, if it should be found – are benefiting financially, or withholding evidence of malpractice, injury, or unintended consequence… the leadership should all lose their jobs and be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Any government agency or company that promotes or mandates medical procedures that are known to harm otherwise healthy people, without disclaimer… or who hide evidence which shows harm, or who prevented legal recourse of those citizens against those companies or government officials who perpetuated what harmed them - should be removed from their job, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If you don’t have freedom over your own health choices – this is not a free country.
#6 Build the Wall. Close the Border, and remove those who have entered this country illegally. They should apply and be accepted based on merit, according to whatever laws are currently in place – or the legislature can change them. This is how the American system of justice is designed to work, fairly and equitably for all people - according to the will of the people. This will keep criminals and drugs from pouring into this country. Good people – want to come legally. Reward those who follow the legal process. The stay in Mexico policy should be enforced without exception. Why not open the doors to America through the legal process? You can only do that – if the border is secure. Then we can let in as many people as we want – based on laws that protect American Citizens (including them when they come and become citizens). We can welcome those who commit to the laws and Constitution of this nation – so they can work hard for a better future, not live off socialist benefits intended to fundamentally change the voter block – disenfranchising US Citizens for unvetted invaders. Where is your compassion? We want those who believe in this nation’s ideals of hard work, justice, saving for the future, and chasing dreams, not living off of government benefits. Compassion is – let these people come legally so they can become citizens. We’re all immigrants! We need to help people come legally, reward those with integrity, and become stronger as a nation – with people who can realize the American Dream of hard work, service to others, saving for the future, sacrificing temporal pleasures for future rewards for themselves and their children, and showing honor and respect for fellow citizens.
#7 A Balanced Budget. No spending by government should be lawful above annual revenue. It is unsustainable! Any 6th grader can figure that out. An immediate 10% cut of bloated government. And 10% of the budget annually earmarked for debt reduction until it is entirely removed. We need to return to being a lender nation, not a slave nation. God’s Word says – The borrower is slave to the lender. We went from the greatest lender nation in human history - to the greatest debtor nation in one generation. The only end to this is economic collapse. One party today of economic incompetents – actually states that increased monetary flow grows economies, and gives people hope. Not only are they liars, they are butt stupid. That doesn’t give people hope. They see gas prices skyrocketing, they can’t afford meat at the grocery story, they can’t afford a used car, and can’t get products delivered to them. This political party of people - are incompetent economically. This is just printing money – which in all of human history has devalued and destroyed a lifetime of savings by its citizenry, and leads to rampant inflation. The liars say it’s ‘transitory.’ It is not. Just like the liars said – two weeks to control the virus, now they say it’s going to be with us forever. When people are misinformed by the government, who persecutes and silences truth tellers, or questioners, it results in the masses being stupefied by a level of ignorance that knows no bounds, and will ultimately seal their fate. Slavery of an entire nation is the result – from that party of slavery. History makes no exceptions.
#8 Energy Independence. We must stop the complete fabrication of global warming – now called climate change. Natural climate events have occurred every 100 years. Years ago, Al Gore claimed there would be no ice left in the north pole in 5 years. Now some young girl, and AOC are peddling the same lies. Their solution a Paris Climate Accord – which in actuality is mis-equal commitments of countries. Some commit to exactly what they have been doing so far – which is nothing, while other countries, the naïve and utterly stupid, like America when the democrats are in power - commit to measures that destroy business and industry and it’s own economy. While the rest of the nations continue to belch out pollutants as we buy their oil, instead of producing it cleanly ourselves. How ironic. If we in the US stop all emissions, and China, Russia, India, and the world – continue belching pollutants into the earth’s atmosphere. Our measures will yield zero net effect on ‘climate change’ and will only result in destroying our economy and a standard of living unequaled in human history – but so easily lost, never to be regained. A sixth grader could figure this out in a minute, yet those in power continue to peddle this propaganda among the naïve. We need legislation in America which demands we use American Energy first, rather than begging foreign governments to lower their oil prices – this is treasonous. Even Electric Cars need electricity – which is created by fossil fuels. Anytime man tries to interfere with free market forces, natural resources, and supply and demand, it only ends in the destruction of economies, not the saving of the environment.
#9 Enshrine the Second Amendment. Every time there is a school shooting the wicked cry for more gun control, which defies both logic and wisdom. If that were the answer – Chicago would be the safest place in the country. Yet more murders occur there in a weekend than any school shooting in America. One host on a TV Show said perhaps the stupidest thing ever uttered on national television This week. Amidst the horror of another school shooting – these lemmings pound the table for gun control. “Why do we let 18 year olds buy a gun!” One almost starts laughing at the stupidity. The greatest generation were all 18 year olds, we gave them all guns, they crossed the ocean and saved the world from Hitler. 18 year olds with guns aren’t the problem. Godless 18 year olds with guns are the problem, and if you have grown up in a school system that promotes the murder of abortion, and rejects the 10 Commandments – they never learn, “Thou shalt not kill.” The second biggest lie in America is gun violence. (What’s the biggest? “My body my choice” (No, you don’t abort your uterus, you abort a baby – not 'my body my choice,' 'their body your choice' – textbook definition of murder... Thou shalt not kill) But the second greatest lie – is gun violence. Guns aren’t violent people are. The greatest deterrent of evil is teaching children moral responsibility, the second is swift and sure legal accountability, but in the absence of those… the greatest deterrent of evil - is a law abiding citizen with a gun, not gun control which takes the means of protection from law abiding citizens. Only the naïve foolish and gullible are stupid enough to believe in the retread lie of gun control - which only the naïve or corrupt promote. An unarmed citizenry will lose their freedoms in a moment. What weapon isn’t an assault weapon if used to assault people? What about car violence? We don’t remove cars from people. Only gun deaths are decried, not the Waukesha racist who drove through a crowd of people. Media – crickets. Biden – missing in action – not in Waukesha, only goes to Texas. The reason we have school shootings. The #1 reason we have mass shootings in schools is we have taken God, and God’s Word out of the school. We are raising a godless generation of kids who have never been taught the 10 Commandments – Thou Shalt Not Kill. #2 Lock Downs create monsters. Mental health is affected. #3 Drugs – illegal and prescription are rampant #4 No mental health facilities for people who have exhibited signs of instability. Social Media always gives these people away, but no action is taken. This is not a complete solution, but a good start. #5 Security at Schools is lacking. But The NUMBER 2 Reason mass shootings occur – is because the only gun is in the hand of the shooter. The stupidity of gun control is debunked at the very point of the tragedy. Schools are already gun free zones! Gun Control is already in place! It doesn’t work. The only way for citizens to be protected is to be armed. Police cannot arrive soon enough, and half the time, those that arrive wait around rather than take action… They are paralyzed by fear or democrat policy (How many “Stand down” orders have to be made before we realize those we trust to protect us, aren’t protecting us.) And the Number #1 Reason that mass murders occur is the same reason any murder occurs. No Swift Justice - God said if justice isn’t swiftly carried out, the entire population will become lawbreakers. Capital Punishment is the best deterrent for Murder - not twenty years and twenty appeals later. As soon as a fair trial among their peers can be provided. What about false convictions? If prosecutors and government officials are guilty of framing the innocent, hiding evidence – they should face the same penalty. Then justice would prevail.
#10 Abortion Ended. If America is to be saved. We must stop murdering our own children! Their blood is crying out to God from the ground. Babies are human from conception. They have the same rights granted to every US citizen. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Only liars call the unborn ‘not yet human.’ That was the same excuse for the scourge of slavery on this nation – considering them less than human. It is Godless evil… God’s Word the Bible, calls us out. We are all created equal. Abortion is the slavery of this generation and even worse, it is murder 100% of the time. It must be ended, and anyone who provides abortions, who murders innocent children, must face 1st Degree Murder charges, and pay the penalty the law demands. Your rights end where another’s begin. This is not ‘my body my choice’. You are not aborting your body or your uterus, you are aborting another persons body - the textbook definition of murder. A child has the same rights as the mother – they just don’t have a voice. And a nation stays silent while they are murdered by the millions. While the abortion proponents decry a dozen innocent children being killed by someone with a gun, they say nothing about millions being killed by a doctor with a forceps and saline solution. Any parent who murders a child, spends their life in prison, but if the baby is young enough (unborn) – and an industry can make money off of it, murder happens by the millions. How is this justice? You don’t have a choice to kill your three year old. Why do you have a choice to kill your three month old, it doesn’t matter what room they are in (the kitchen or the womb) murder is murder. It must stop. All the arguments for murder of the innocents are red herrings – they don’t stand up. The most egregious legislation in American History is the murder of innocent children. Where is their choice? They wouldn’t choose dismemberment for the convenience of their mother. It is pure evil. Legislation completely without precedent – a miscarriage of justice – in complete violation of the first page of the US Constitution. Every American has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – no matter how small. And no matter what color. Why are abortion clinics most proliferated in urban areas? Why are black babies aborted at a higher rate than other races. 13% of the population comprise 40% of the abortions… This is the institutional racism in America. The taxpayer funded abortion industry. It is evil – it is murder. God will bring judgment if we do not repent and reverse this evil. Leave it to the states? We did that with slavery and look what happened? A slave is not your possession, every person is created by God – equally endowed with unalienable rights. Slavery is evil. ‘Don’t tell me what I can do with my body’ – is just like ‘Don’t tell me what I can do with my property.” It was legal then, but it was pure evil. A slave is not your property, a baby is not your body. The killing of the innocent must end in America.
#11 The Gold Standard. We must return to the gold standard. For a nation to survive economically, it must have stable currency. Fiat money – will just be printed by greedy governments to feed their never ending addiction to spending money they don’t have. Especially when a populous becomes free-loading. And especially when they import illegals by the millions who go on welfare. They will vote for those who give handouts, until all the rich are gone, and only the poor remain. Then you can’t soak the rich anymore – “make them pay their fair share.” 1% already pays 24% of the taxes. There will be none left… they’ll be poor themselves, or will have moved to another country. Without the gold standard, printed money injected into an economy will without fail result in runaway inflation. It will evaporate the life savings of its citizens, and destroy the quality of life and economic viability of any nation. And when currencies and economies fail, lawlessness runs rampant, causing governments to seize power or be overthrown by the new power-hungry. It’s how dictatorships and oppressive governments gain power – through civil unrest. Then revolution, or civil war is the only remedy to return to freedom, or an opportunistic foreign government takeover ends the American experiment forever. Those that seek power – want to destabilize economies – it’s how they retain the power they seek, and increase it. Once it happens – you need a George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and thousands of others like them, to form a new government. But there are no George Washington's anymore, they do not exist in this country. Today we only have socialists, or rinos. The American Revolutionary war was with an army overseas, not a brutal dictator or deceived masses in their midst. How long has it taken for North Korea to oust it’s oppressor? They haven’t, not him, or his father, or his grandfather. How long has it taken the Russians or the Chinese to evict their oppressors – they haven’t. All who tried have been tortured or executed or both. The stable economy, stable currency, and energy independence, of an exporter, lender nation is an absolute requirement for any nation to survive generationally. OR chaos ensues. And in the midst of chaos – demagogues assume power, and when they do, they will never relinquish it. Stable currency is an absolute requirement for a constitutional republic to remain. If the money fails, the country fails.
These Eleven Things are must have requirements if America is to be saved, and survive with freedoms intact for future generations. None of these will happen without two things. Wisdom, and Courage. Wisdom to elect Godly Leaders, and the Courage of those Leaders put in place – who will place the freedom and security of this nation – over their personal political ambitions. But even before wisdom, and courage. None of these Eleven even matter - without Repentance.
The problems in this nation are Spiritual Not Physical. This is a spiritual problem, not a political problem. Without righteousness, a nation will be destroyed. We have rejected God, and eventually, God will reject us. Our success as a nation unprecedented in human history is because our Constitution and laws have been based on Judeo-Christian values, on the Word of God. This is a Christian Nation – it doesn’t give preference to denominations, but this is a Christian Nation which also allows the free exercise of other religions, or no religion, within the laws that secure human rights. We have rejected God and His Word, and are under great peril of destruction. We celebrate fornication and adultery, we murder innocent babies, we promote what is vile, and indoctrinate our kids. Truth is absent from the public square, only lies, propaganda, and deception. If we do not repent and turn back to God. This nation will be lost. John Adams said – Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”
May God have mercy on America. May He grant us grace unto repentance. So revival will come, a restoring of foundations which have been destroyed. So God can bless this nation. May God Save America! He is our only hope.
Love you all,
Let Me Tell You About Me
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I just love God’s Word – it is the standard by which you can evaluate everything. Truth and part truth, no truth, deception. How do you know which is which? Praying that you will always use your New Information Filter. 1) Is it true? 2) Where is the Evidence? 3) What’s in it for them? and 4) What Does God say? The real filter is the Word of God. Some people say things that seem good, that seem wise or helpful. “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer…” Really? Sounds aggressive, maybe smart, but doesn’t quite smell right. It’s not in the Bible. God says, "Love your enemies..." but don’t keep them close to keep an eye on them. He’ll take care of your enemies, you just keep doing what He tells you – and He’ll go before you, surround you, and be your rear guard. When it comes to discerning between wisdom and pretend wisdom, the more you soak in God’s Word the more you will recognize counterfeit. PRISM every day – don’t miss out! Those five things you can do in His Word will not only transform your mind, it will get wisdom in you! And you need it. I:Insight From The Word – that Proverbs chapter, your daily dose of wisdom for today. Praying that it will become a part of your DNA so your words and response, flows from the mind of Christ. Remember the purpose for using God’s Word to filter things – is to find truth and walk in it. Not to reject everything that people say. All truth is God’s truth. Some people discover it by God’s grace, even though they might not be fully committed followers of God or Christ. Anything that works well in life – is probably based on the truth of God. Then why do the wicked succeed? Because some things are evil, that only seem to work well, or work for a season. In the end God’s truth always prevails. Better to align with it as soon as possible. God gives it for everyone to use. You don’t have to sign in with a password to read the Bible, and you don’t know the password. God gives it freely to everyone. Actually, you really do need a password. The Holy Spirit – to interpret if for you. So you can rightly divide the Word of truth, not get it confused or twisted. The devil uses God’s word often to deceive with it. To cast doubt on it, to mislead, or misinterpret it. But If you have given your life to Christ, and received the Holy Spirit to lead you into all truth. He will save you, He promised, and He will lead you into all truth – He promised. Here’s a quote recently from Donald Trump – “Remember, we get no credit for the incredible things we do. If we don’t talk about it, nobody will.” Is that true? Yes, it is. No one gives Donald Trump credit for all the good things He did, only the things they didn’t like. So that’s true... "If we don’t talk about it, no one will." That could be true also. No one will talk about the good things that He did – it’s human nature, and definitely our society. But just because there’s some truth to it, does it mean we should use that as a standard for our own life or behavior? Probably not. It is true – It’s not what you do, it’s what people know that you do – that measures you in their eyes. Don’t toot your own horn, but people need to know what you’ve done in order for them to understand the value you provide. That’s just good business. Don’t lie or exaggerate, but it’s always a benefit, not just to you, but to them, to recognize the value you have provided. People always feel good about being honored and cared for, and they always feel good about making good financial decisions – if what you’ve done for them is part of the services your company provides, or even part of the good job you’re doing at work. But when it comes to talking… be careful. This requires discernment. God’s Word says this. "Let another praise you, not your own mouth, someone else, not your own lips." The most powerful proponent of you is others not you. Some people constantly talk about themselves, and how good they are, or how talented they are, or how good they did something... One pundit mentioned disappointment with Doc Rivers who defended himself recently, and his coaching record. Informing everyone of how good he did with limited talent on a former team he coached. It probably didn’t come across as he hoped it would… it probably didn’t make the members of that former team feel good - kind of a slight, which I’m sure he didn’t intend. Be careful when it comes to talking about yourself. God’s Word is clear. Listen much, talk little, be quick to give credit, not seek honor for yourself. If you celebrate others and their success, not flatter, but honor where earned; others will be encouraged to continue to pursue excellence. And God will take care of you – just be diligent and always give more value than you get paid for . God sees - even if no one else does. And people are watching. God provides not you, give to others, and God will make sure you receive what you need. No need to ‘let me tell you about me,’ let them tell you about them…
Love you all,
Please And Thank You
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I just love God’s Word. It tells the truth, and it separates between God’s interpretation and man’s, through the Holy Spirit. When you were young you were taught ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ Please is just good manners, as is thank you. They are courtesies that draw the favor of others. Praise God He welcomes our requests in prayer. He wants you to cast all your cares on Him, because He cares for you. But have you ever taken an account of your prayers and counted the please’s versus the thank you’s? The Thank You’s should far outweigh the please’s. The list of things God gives, what He’s done in the past, from Adam to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to you… All the things He’s given you, Salvation and forgiveness, your daily bread, and everything you need for godliness, for comfort, to sustain you and prosper you. Even in trials, He gives joy, He turns them around for your good. He has good for those who fear Him, He is faithful in affliction, even in death the righteous have a refuge. So when you pray, Our Father who is in heaven, Holy Holy is your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever, let it be. These are requests, but we don’t have to beg. Please can be a courtesy, but it can also be an indication of where your faith is. Do you have to beg God for food today? Do you have to beg him to heal you. Have you ever heard people beg God with please? Sometimes you are there, and God understands, but His Word says clearly He responds to faith. The prayer of faith is what unlocks His power to flow. If you ever pray please – you don’t have to plead with him, for what He promised you. You don’t have to plead with Him, like He doesn’t love you, or He won’t forgive you, or He is holding your past against you. 'Please' is appropriate as a courtesy, but don’t let it be an incubator for doubt or unbelief, worry or fear. Some people pray worry, they don’t pray faith. As if God won’t hear, or doesn’t care, or doesn’t have the power, or doesn’t want to. Instead, what if you prayed thanksgiving? What if you thanked Him for what He promised rather than pleading with Him ask if He forgot, or doesn’t want to… As if your please makes Him live up to His Word. He has never not done what He promised. He’s never not provided for you, He’s never left you or forsaken you. He wants to answer your prayer even more than you want him to… (The best prayer for His best for you, in the best way and best time). He knows what will bring His Name the greatest glory, and you the greatest good. Pray in the Spirit – that’s praying His perfect will, by the Holy Spirit who reveals it, you don’t have to understand it with your mind. But as far as English goes, praying that your prayer life will be 80/20 thank you versus please. That you will not beg him for things He already promised, or that you are not positioned for. Some answers require obedience first in order to get them. Some answers won’t come without faith that releases them. Praying that your prayers will be thank you for what you are asking in faith – because you see and believe it – already answered. Praying that your prayers will always thank Him for His answer – that’s on the way.
Love you all,
For Walls To Fall
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I just love God’s Word. It always challenges you, it always raises you higher. Hebrews 11:30 – By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days. There’s always an after required for God to honor faith. He does it, after you do it. He does what He promised, after you do what He told you. Faith takes something. Nothing happens until you do something. Until you exercise your faith, until you take action that proves it. If nothing else, refusing to worry or doubt, refusing to say any word that is not faith, and standing firm in it. But more often it’s more than just ‘not doubting,’ there’s a step to take, a march to make, a son to sacrifice, a place to leave, a journey to take. Something to leave behind, so you can go where He tells you. There is always risk in faith. Did I hear Him right, did God really say that? Was that Him? Is that what He really means? Faith will require something from you. Always uncomfortable, often something others don’t understand, even ridicule you for, or oppose you for. Faith requires you to do something, that you don’t know for sure is what God said, or will make a difference - it requires faith, in the unseen… until it is. Faith always stretches you. It’s the only way walls fall - after you march seven times. Some people put their faith in something they believe, but not what God said. But far more often, God said, but people just won’t believe. Or they believe for a little while, and then falter or fall away. What did God tell you to have faith for? What did God tell you to do that proves it? It takes faith. Are you still standing in faith, walking in faith, believing in faith, and acting like He has already done it? Can you see the future by faith – that it’s just a matter of time catching up with what God promised and has already done – that’s released through your obedience? Praying that your faith will grow larger with use… That your joy will be in what you have faith for, not just what you have already seen. God will fulfill every promise. He will lead you and guide you. Before you march seven times around Jericho. Just do PiVAT before dinner. Just do what He told you to do in this hour. Ask Him, He’ll tell you. It’s faith practice, so walls can fall.
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Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It sets you free. Have you ever noticed one of the devil’s favorite tools is guilt? Be careful, that’s a tricky one… unlike procrastination, that one is real. Sometimes you feel guilty… because you are! You did something that was against the law, or against God’s law, and the guilt you feel, is the guilt you earned, that comes with it! When you do something wrong you feel guilt. It’s part of your conscience, but also a legal condition, a legal state caused by some action or inaction. But God says He forgives our sin, and even forgives the guilt of our sin! Psalms 32:5 – “Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.’ And you forgave the guilt of my sin.” What a God! Who does that? The One True God, the God who loves you. Only He can do that. That doesn’t stop the devil though, he has people feeling guilty for something God has already forgiven them for, even though God has removed it from them as far as the east is from the west. The devil still wants you to feel guilty. Why? Because it affects your relationship with God. The devil’s plan for you is paralysis, not progress… he never wants you to move on in the freedom God bought for you. He wants you to only see God as the fearful righteous judge - rather than your Heavenly Father, that has paid your penalty Himself. God, your Heavenly Father met the righteous requirements of God the righteous judge. He sent His Son to take your place. The devil wants you feeling guilty for nothing, long past the time that legal condition has been rectified. I John 1:9 - If we will confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The devil wants to keep you trapped in sin, and trapped in guilt – always in bondage, one way or another. God wants to set you free! He wants you to confess your sin, and turn from it, so He can forgive you and you can move on – free from the sin that once bound you. God either forgave you or He didn’t. He did what He promised, or He didn’t. Just because you did it more than once, doesn’t mean He didn’t forgive you. Either He did or He didn’t. Either His Word is true, or its not. The devil wants the guilt to remain, so he tells you - you’ll probably do that again… What has that got to do with anything. It’s a lie, but even if it were true, God forgives you of this sin. If you repent and turn, confess and forsake it. He will forgive you. Tomorrow will take care of itself. You are free today – free from the sin that caused your guilt, and free from the guilt itself, because you have been forgiven. The devil just wants you to feel guilty. He’ll try to make you feel guilty for something you haven’t even done yet, and don’t ever have to do again. God’s grace can help you! You won’t do it again, the devil is just lying. Just obey right now, do what He told you to do right now, and you’ll leave sin behind. The Holy Spirit brings conviction, not guilt. Conviction invites you, to repent and turn. Guilt condemns you – the devil’s specialty – accusation and condemnation. If you are in Christ, if you’ve put your faith in His death in your place, as the payment of the penalty for your sin, you are forgiven! Sin doesn’t control you, if you have been saved and forgiven by the blood of Jesus – it cancels the control of sin in your life. The choice is yours, you can sin again, but you aren’t a slave to it anymore. God’s grace is sufficient. That means – it’s powerful enough to forgive you, and powerful enough to help you say “No” to any temptation the devil tries to sucker you into in the future. Just walk away, ‘thanks but no thanks.’ Praise God, your past doesn’t control your future. God’s past does. What He did - gives you hope for your future. Jesus died in your place, your sins are forgiven, and if you ever stumble again, He’ll forgive you. But don’t worry about that, you don’t have to choose sin again. You’ll learn to choose His grace. Praying that you’ll choose it every time, so victory over sin is your daily experience – it’s what God has for you! Praying that you’ll remember guilt is for the guilty, and you aren’t guilty anymore. God said He forgave you. You are free to go and sin no more. His grace is right there to help you. Just like He forgave you from sin, He’ll help you no longer sin. Praying that you’ll walk in the Spirit today. Do PiVAT before dinner, or just do it right now. Get His plan for you, and get busy doing it! Get going on that new adventure! Your sins past don’t control you, the guilt they caused, no longer applies. The devil wants you on a guilt trip, but you can get off that trip. It’s just a lie. God has victory for you!
Love you all,
Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It tells you things that are bad, things that are good, and things that are not always good, it depends on how you use them. The problem with a democratic republic - you are free to sin. As long as you don’t physically harm someone, as long as its consensual, you are free to sin, just not free from sin. That’s why a democratic republic can never save you. You need a red pill – the true red pill, the original red pill. The blood of Jesus to cover your sin, and set you free from the power and delusion of sin in your life. It’s not fun, just for a while. It’s not freedom, it’s really bondage. You’re upside down and don’t know it, you think it’s you but it’s not – you’re being punked by the devil. That’s not original, that’s not ‘doing your own thing’ you’re doing the devil's thing, he’s been scamming and punking people for generations before you were even born. This isn’t new or original, it’s as old as Adam and Eve in the garden. Sin sucks, it’s not good, it’s not independence, it’s not freedom, it’s bondage. The wages of sin is death. Nothing good comes from it, and if you die in your sin, you will be eternally separated from a loving God, and from light itself. It’s why hell is called outer darkness. If you remove God, you remove light. Betrayal is the worst feeling ever. Someone you thought was for you – was really against you. Hell is full of the betrayed, (and when you get there, they’ll blame you). Those who thought they were doing it ‘my way’ – only to find out – the devil was pulling the strings, and they just got punked. That’s just part of the horror that lasts forever, an eternity without God where every level of evil is unchecked, unstoppable, because there is no righteousness to resist it. It’s not called hell for nothing, and it never ends. You need Jesus to save you from that place. To give you a new heart, and a new mind, and new eyes, so you can see truth. The scales will fall! You will see truth, no longer deceived. You will be cleansed from your sin, completely clean, no more under the influence, and the chains that once bound you. Jesus loves you enough to take your place – to pay for the sin, that you committed, to take the punishment you deserved, so you could go free. So you could live in heaven with God forever. You just need to give up your old life, which is getting you nowhere, and take on his new life which can get you everywhere. To put your trust and faith in Him, and His death in your place, and then trust Him to lead your life, and then do whatever He tells you. Your life once was the devil’s who hates you. In Christ, it will become God’s who loves you. There is nothing you leave behind, that is even worth a second thought! His life is so much better. Not easy, but there’s victory. The devil won’t like it, but you don’t belong to him anymore. You have a new life, and a new heart, and a new mind, and a new destiny, your eternity is with God in heaven, not in hell with the devil. What once bound you – has no power over you any longer. You are free. He whom the Son sets free is free indeed! (John 8:36) See the Relationship Topic – Salvation First… And if you are saved, do you love someone enough to tell them this good news that will change their life and destination forever?
Love you all,
Get A Bucket, Get A Stop
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I just love God’s Word. It tells you how to win. If you’ve ever played competitive sports, or coached your kids… Winning a game comes down to winning a quarter. And ultimately winning a game comes down to winning this possession. You have to score, and you have to get a stop. You have to stop them from scoring. You gotta get a stop, and you gotta get a bucket. Whether a basket, a 1st down, a goal, a point, or a touchdown, You got to stop something, and you gotta do something, in order to win. You have to get small victories, or the victory won’t be yours. Life, especially Spiritual life is the same, only the stakes are much higher. Performance in the spiritual life isn’t for destination. What you do cannot earn your salvation, only Jesus death in your place can cover your sin, and earn you a place in heaven. Nothing you could do could make up for the sin you were born in, and the sin you committed, you’re already run-ruled. It’s like being down twenty touchdowns with a minute left in the fourth quarter… You just need to believe in Jesus’ death in your place, and Salvation will be yours. Just like God said, “He who believes in His Son, has life.” and your salvation is sure. After that - what you stop and what you do - is for reward up there, and purpose fulfilled down here. Any sport is just a game, you can always do better next game. But in life, you only play one. And if the game is life, today is this quarter, and this moment is this possession - this next decision. What is ‘get a bucket’ and ‘get a stop’ in life? Get a bucket – is a victory – doing what God told you to do, what He has for you in this hour. That’s victory in life! You have to ask, or you won’t know. If you ask, Hell tell you, and then just do it!. You could do something else, something different than what He said, or He wants for you, cause you didn’t believe him, didn’t ask, or didn’t want to – that’s an airball. But if you do what He told you to do in this hour… that’s a bucket, ‘nothin’ but net!’ If you do what he told you despite adversity, temptation, and opposition… that’s your ‘and one!’ You score in traffic, and go to the free throw line! A three or four point play! So what’s a stop – in your spiritual life? Stopping a temptation, stopping the enemy from scoring, deceiving you into doing something less than God’s best for you… feeding your flesh instead of your spirit – sowing compromise, rather than righteousness. It usually starts with your mouth. Your mouth is the control valve of your mind, and therefore your spiritual life. You can sin with your mouth, or overcome sin with your mouth – and fill your heart with righteousness though God’s word, so righteousness flows out. There’s something incredible about spiritual life – if you’ve been born into it, and filled with power from on high… you get a mulligan, a do over. Like the kid on the playground that every time he misses a shot, he calls a foul. God really does that for you. It’s called forgiveness. If you repent and turn from what God said ‘don’t do,’ or from doing something other than what God told you to do… He’ll forgive you. Because when it comes to sin – falling short of God’s best… whether it rolls around the rim, and just comes out, or you miss by a mile – you still lose this possession, the other team gets the ball no matter how close or far the miss). God’s forgiveness if you give your life to Him, covers and cancels ALL your prior misses. You could be 0 for 15 in the first half… You can still drop 50 in the second half! God’s forgiveness cancels out a disastrous first half of life. His Grace helps you to get on fire in the second half. Then, forgiveness is there if you need it… but if you learn to walk in grace, you need a lot less forgiveness. Grace is the power to do right when you don’t really want to. You start to mature, the things of God become the things of you. The things He desires become the things you desire, and the goodness and blessing that your actions used to disqualify you for, now become your daily experience. Some players can never even imagine scoring 50 points in a game. But that’s what God has for you! Praying that today you’ll know what He has planned for you to do (PiVAT before dinner) so you get a bucket! Praying that you’ll know how to think (PRISM – the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God). Praying that you will overcome the enemy by the blood of the Lamb that covers your sins past, and the power of your testimony (Your Daily Call) which helps you overcome. Praying that you will choose His plans in this moment, so you get a bucket, and choose His grace which helps you overcome temptation, so you get a stop. His grace is power to say ‘No’ to sin, whether, doubt and unbelief, pride and greed, or the things that used to enslave you, but praise God, no longer have to do! You’ve got grace to overcome! Praying that you’ll get a bucket and get a stop today, so you’ll go on a run! For the rest of your life. That you’ll drop fifty every day! And that your testimony of victory will keep you overcoming!
Love you all,
His or Yours
Love you all, praying for you
I just love God’s Word. It always surprises me with how it ties everything together. When we seek, we always find.
Proverbs 18:1 says “He who separates himself seeks his own desire,
He quarrels against all sound wisdom.”
If you’re like me, it’s easy to separate. I tend to lean toward the introverted side of the spectrum. But there is a danger on this side. Wisdom is often found in a multitude of godly voices around you. Isolate yourself from outside influence and you isolate yourself from wisdom.
You’re not the only one who sees, hears, experiences God.. and chances are, in your short lifetime, you will not experience every facet of God firsthand. He’s just too big and he likes to reveal himself in special ways to each heart that seeks him.
Being alone then, at the very LEAST eliminates the possibility of you being exposed to these many of the facets of God, OUR Father!
But that’s on the conservative side! More dangerous than simply “missing out” is the danger of completely disregarding Jesus’s invitation to seek the “Kingdom of God first”, and instead to waste your life on being a self kingdom seeker. “My purpose. My calling. My career. My desires. My hobbies. My preferences.” Isolation is the perfect environment for this type of thinking. In isolation you have no friction. No one else rubbing up against your ways and methods. Your thinking and beliefs. Your likes and dislikes. This is the OPPOSITE of the Kingdom and will most certainly have major repercussions.
And maybe it won’t be even visible right away, but Paul warns us in 1 Corinthians 3 that if whatever is built with what is inferior in this life, it will not make it through to the next.
1 Corinthians 3: 12-15 “Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. 14If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”
I believe some of the best kingdom building will be with the gold and silver of unity, selfless service, seeking someone else’s benefit over your own…in other words, sacrificial LOVE.
So, if you’re like me, and are prone to this danger, of building the kingdom of self, with the resources of the self. (Aka wood and stubble), is there something you do practically to shift? I believe so. Ask the Lord, who you are supposed to invest in, and build with? Who you supposed to link arms with?
The kingdom is a family affair. Who is your family? If you don’t have one…ask him to bring them. The ones who will seek first the kingdom with you and who you will get to watch with you as God adds everything else
Praying we would have eyes to see and ears to hear and hearts to obey and obedient hands to build.
Love you all,
Furnace for Gold
Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It’s always there to help us. It is quite literally God himself in written form - extended to mankind in a way that’s digestible for our tiny intellects - so that we can actually take him in and be transformed. It’s a miracle.
Proverbs 17:3 “The crucible for silver, and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.”
What if the Lord’s tests weren’t to prove us impure but a necessary step in order to prove us pure?
Okay, real talk. Sometimes I’m jealous of gold. It may have to go through the fire, but it doesn’t have feelings so why should it care? But if it did, I can imagine that the furnace wouldn’t feel super fun for gold. But at the end of the day, the goal of the furnace is to make the gold better. To purify.
The fire is not to torture the gold, but to actually serve the gold.
So what if we thought of the Lord's tests in the same way? Hebrews 12:5-6 says “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by him; for those whom the Lord loves he disciplines, and he chastens every son whom he receives.” Later it says, “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”
What could change if we took on this attitude? What if we believed that God, as a loving Father, tests our heart to serve us so that we can be made presentable to Him and yield a good harvest?
The great thing about Holy Spirit is He doesn’t make it hard on the humble. He knows our weaknesses. He knows that we can’t get rid of the dross in our hearts or produce good fruit on our own. (If we could, He never would have needed to die as a man on a cross.) So when we cry out to him for help, He loves to answer us! And He is generous! He will spare no expense! He will give the fullness of his power in order cleanse and heal and restore every part of your heart that needs it so you can produce fruit of repentance in your life.
Praying that we will all begin to submit to His voice in the little exposures and yield to His power so that we may be purified and trained by His discipline and found faithful by his testing.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!