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Trouble in the Land

Numbers 33:55  But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come about that those whom you let remain of them will become as pricks in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they will trouble you in the land in which you live


I dont want to try and be political in this blog.  I just want to share what the Lord placed before my heart.  We know this Scripture is an Old Testament point to tell those of Israel in that time, that they had to evacuate the enemy from their lands if they expected to flourish in the future.  In order for you and I to understand this, we must see it from the stand point of Kingdom living.  Because we are not citizens of a Monarchy, we donot understand that the removal of all the inhabitants is a must.  Our free thinking and accepting communities are open to all people, and that is fare, but to us in the faith, it is dangerous to allow.  If we have those in our midst who donot believe according to our faith. 

  • Then why do they press into our communities? 
  • Why not go somewhere else that believe what you believe?  

Yet, the enemy has launched a campaigned to change the faith of millions in this new agenda he has conjured in the minds of liberals and not those of conservative views.

You can’t grow a company with neigh sayers in the background stirring up resistance to growth.  No one goes to war with troops that refuse to fight.  Yet, this is what we will have, because of those who do not want Gods view in place.  They want mans views to rise up and take power in their minds.  Mostly because they have hidden agenda’s within that they do not want exposed. So, they fight the faith and those who uphold the Law of God above the laws of men.  We must get rid of the rascals of countries that want them gone.  If your own country has an aught against you, then why do we open up our borders and let you in? They have come to stir up trouble in our country.  We fight for freedom of sexuality under the guise of civil rights. We now have to rethink how we speak from the pulpits of America so that we are not sued by radicals against God.  You might say that I’m exacerbating the subject to my own agenda, and I just might be, but what is my point of view, if it is not Gods?  My agenda is Christ’s.  He owns my words.  I have nothing to say but what the Spirit places in my heart and mind.  Watch what happens to faith in our culture.  We will have to shut down a lot of churches because they will change what they believe and many will walk away from God because of what preachers of today have done.  Greed will be more prevalent then before.  So called pastors of faith, will come out of the well dressed walk in closets that have been designed for sin.  We will have a great falling away in the last days.  Not because of a mans point of view, but because of a God view that people donot want no matter what.

I say, God speak from your Holy hill. Hit this world with a strong shaking that they either awaken, or fall into the cracks of the exposed earths core.  I pray that devastation hit this country hard because of the false faith of selfish people, who only want their way.  These inhabitants are not allowed to stay in the border of Gods people.  We are not to mix our daughters with theirs and do business with those who are not willing to come to our lands with true cooperation.  We gave up on the Word being our only source of strength.

In 2017.  The people have revolted against the quick draw changes of our current President.  I know that it is not clear what the plans are, but when we knew what was coming, we still did nothing to stop it.  We saw that same sex marriage was moving head forward with gusto, and we let them take the win.  Now they are telling you that little boys and girls who dont know what they want to be when they grow up, but all of a sudden they know for sure that they are supposed to be the other gender.   I am ashamed to be in this era in time.  It hurts that my grandson or daughter might come into a society that promotes everything that I donot believe in.  I pray that my children will not allow it to infiltrate the minds of my grandkids.  I pray that faith in God grows more and more.  But, that may be the thorns in my side talking. 

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This Way Please

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

— John 14:6 NKJV


There is a direction we should be taking.  It is not the way we want to go, but the way Christ has gone and where He currently resides.  When you go into a restaurant to eat.  You dont just go wjere ever you want to sit.  Yiu follow the host to a specific place that they have been ordered to sit you.  Once you are at the place that the host has to put you.  Thats when you can be served properly.  If you go to your selelcted spot and just sit, you might not get the best service.

Christ is our Spiritual host.  He is leading you and I to the proper place where we can do our best job in service to Him and the Father.  You and I cannot just pick out the spot that we want to work in and call it sanctioned by the Spirit.   Jesus is the way.  Its His way that we must walk and talk to others in this lost world.  If you and I go off the rails and take the direction that we want.  We loose people along the way.  The point of following Christ in our walk, is so we wont be against God the Father in the end of our life.  Christ way reconciles us back to the Lord.  He knows that as long as you and I deal with the weakness of flesh, we will be at risk.  He just wants us to be honest and turn from the impressions that start in our minds.  Cast down the image of sin that comes to start your desire moving in filth.  Jesus way is life and eternity.  Our way is death and destruction.   What do you want in the end.

Do you want life in the end? Or, death?  You have to make the choice.  He already chose you and the Scriptures said, ordained you that you might go forth to bring fruit,  and that you fruit will remain, that whatsoever you ask in His name, the father will give it to you.  I know that scripture, because it is a verse in one of my songs I wrote with my wife years ago.  This way please.  All He is doing is welcoming you and I to follow His direction.  Where I go, there you shall be with me always, says the Lord.

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Keep The Law

Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

— Joshua 1:7-8 NIV


I know many telk us that the Law is not relevent to Christian luving.  I must say that the only thing that has been deactivated is the consequence of breaking the Law of Gods Word.  Truth be told.  The law is still Gods Word and the Word is still active.  There are consequences for not doing the Word of God as well.  We cant escape what we must do that our Creator a d King expects from us.  Just because we have been offered Grace for a time. Does not give us a free for all.  We have expectations that we are to meet as sons/daughter of God.  He will punish those who step out of bounds in their commitment.  Thank the good Lord we can correct it here and now.  Once this life is over, it will be time to pay for our wrongs.  Grace will no longer matter.  Keep the Book of the Law (Word).  Meditate day and night upon the expectations that the Word has set in action for us who are set apart to adhere to.  We cannot keep doing our own thing.  He has made it clear to all who cone to Him.  Turn from WICKED ways and hear what the SPIRIT has said to you.  This will cause you to live.  All the talk and rhetoric ie. Lies of men will cease very soon.  Get in His oarty and stand on what the whoke Word has spoken to us all.

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What Battle?

(You’ll get through it with God)

He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

— 2 Chronicles 20:15 NLT

I think we should stand up and be counted for the Lord.  I know that I am not the only one who feels that way.  Your principles are not yours to develop, but Gods to copy.   What God thinks is how we should think.  He doesn’t need to be modernized by the current trends.  He is all together wise and knowing.  He is all together powerful and persuasive.  If the Earth has not told you by all of its rocking and rolling, then your own personal life experience should tell you how all knowing God is.  People are afraid of Trump being President.  Yet, our fears are misplaced.  What can a man do with checks and balances coming against him. He could sign Executive orders all day long.  But, you and the powerful will have a word to say about it, and hold power to prevent anything that is not to your liking.  The issues are, we do not walk in our full power number 1, and for number 2, we dont do things the way the Lord desires it to be done anyway.  So, for those who fuss about who is in office and complaining of being afraid.  It is not the President who we should fear.  God is who we should be afraid of.  Because of the sinful state of our country.  This let bygones be bygones, or even the old thought of, let it be what it will be syndrome has taken the people of America off the rails of truth and RIGHTEOUSNESS.

The Lord is showing you.  That because we have sat down on faith and gotten comfy with a few advocates fighting for religious rights of speech and the minimalistic movement of our faith. It is the CHURCHES fault why we have allowed many of the current trends that have taken place in society.  You think that one man planned to be in office 8 years to change Americas views on marriage and parenting styles all by himself.  You barely heard the name Obama and all of a sudden he was elected to be the president.  What Im afraid of, is what God will do with our so-called free nation.  Freedom of speech is no more.  The powers that be, want nothing to do with Spiritual Moral Christian Values.  They no long are interested in hearing preacher hollaring from the platforms, so the new reformed church has placed video graphics in their meeting halls.  They have brought in ATM and Cafe’s to entreat the young hipsters. Those who are solid and true down home faithful believers are being pushed out of the light never to be heard from.

These giant armies have settled into the last dispensation of the church.  These analytical preaching styles of the present age barely reflect true standards of Biblical principles.  They are to cute and modernized.  They are at war with the Spirit.  But, God is going to fight this battle for you if you choose to let Him.

Fear of what people might say against you is not your concern.  Be afraid of the statement “Depart ye worker of iniquity”.  He is not saying go on you worker of good deeds.  This depart is final and it is Spiritual.   Because,  flesh is dead already, or at least it should have been.

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The Image of God

So God created humans in his own image. He created them to be like himself. He created them male and female. God blessed them and said to them, “Have many children. Fill the earth and take control of it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the air. Rule over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

— Genesis 1:27-28 ERV


Stop! Think before you try to take over anywhere else. It reminds me of a favorite cartoon.  “Pinky and The Brain”.  How the smart one always had a plan to make the world subservient to him, but all of his hairbrained schemes failed.  God never failed in creating MALE & FEMALE.  We live in a world that now takes the creators spot.  They dont agree with what He created in the beginning.  I have written a song titled “Your Design”.  I do not agree with what parents have done to their children at the ages of 4 and up.  Causing them to make life altering decisions about sexuality.  Now our society wants to give a name to something God didnt make.  ‘Transgender’.  It is as if God didnt know what He was doing when He made man in His image.  This image of God, is not outward.  It is the Intelligence and Creative ability God has given to men.  The outward shell is what houses our Soul and The Spirit of man. We have taken this creative ability and have abused it.  Science and medical achievement’s have gone over board with what they have found they can do.  Now we deal with men who are completely made into women by surgical madness.  If the image of God was flesh, we truly would have issues, but flesh will eventually die and all that will be left is the Spirit and Soul.  God would not make you and I into a temporary thing.  He made you and I into His Eternal image.  We shall live for ever people.  The question is, Where?  God is intelligent.  Our Creator knows what He has done will last. There is no question on what the Lord has done.  The questions start when men try and take over what is not given to them.  The specifications were limited.  Take dominion over the earth and all that is with in it.  Not the moon, nor the stars in the sky and certainly not Mars.  There is a rude awakening that will come to men who want to be smarter than the Creator.  So, what are we going to do today Brain?   

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Vain Philosophy

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

— Colossians 2:8 NIV


There are to many philosophic ideas floating around.  People dont know what to believe anymore.  Because of these flood gates of thought, many are confused and misdirected.  We have people who have finally becone free from alcohol and drugs who still have to have the tag on them because of their past.  That is vain philosophy.  When you have been freed from something that took you away from proper thinking and now you no longer deal with that thought.  People still tell you that you will always be what you were freed from.  It is not worth being made free, if im always a drunk or drug addict, or even one who lived sinfilled with my life.  It goes against the principle’s of Gods delivering Word.  

People do not feel they can reach the mark of a high calling in Christ Jesus.  So, they dont even attempt to.  Yes, we cant earn Grace, but we do need to maintain Salvation.  Salvation is a by-product of Grace.  Because I recieved the Grace of God, I have been given the choice of being saved.  It is still my choice each day, even though Grace has been given only once.  Philosophies come in to think in depth.  I dont want to philosophy myself away from Gods Word.  That is, take on a set of thoughts that are not in the Word of God.  Good intentions and all. I want to have the PATTERN of belief that is designed by God for man to think.  The Bible gives us clear direction on what type of thoughts we must maintain.  Anything that comes against the knowledge of the truth that is the Word of God is vain, empty and useless rhetoric that must not become our mantra, or motto for living.  Every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God shall man live by.  All esle are full of lies and deceit.   The world tells us to love all people.  Well thats what Gods Word tells us to.  But, there is an exclusion that the world subliminally places under neath that LOVE motto.  They are now pushing the agenda of all people matter, even those who are living a lifestyle that the Word of God goes against.  The worlds philosophy is free everything.  Christ motto is, free from sin.  Free from malice and jealousy.  The world tells us not to judge others on what they choose to do with their lives.  God is the same way.  Yet, we are to judge the believers walk in faih.  We are to make sure that we who say we are the SONS of GOD, actually walk accordingly.   Let me say this for those who do not understand the system of judgment. 

To judge is to give sentence to someone for breaking the LAW.

To tell you who say they believe in God, that you should not be drinking or partying to such wild degrees, is NOT JUDGING.  Thats warning the body of Christ of the coming judgement for living a sinfilled life.  In fact, if we donot warn you who might feel judged by those around you.  Then we will be judged along with you.  Because, it would seem that we took pleasure in your doings.  There is the difference.  I am tired of that judgement philosophy kicking around here, making everyone walk on eggshells so as not to offend.  Well I would rather offend man, then to offend the Holy Ghost.  I know that is more than you probably wanted to read. You have a choice, you can stop before you get to the stuff that you dont like.  But, then I would have to ask you.  Do you stop before you read the full scope of Scripture, because you might read some stronger stuff then this little blog.  Have a bless day Saints.

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My Rock

The LORD lives! Praise to my Rock!

        May God, the Rock of my salvation, be exalted!

— 2 Samuel 22:47 NLT


Who can be harder than God? I dont know a person in this world that can insight fear easily as God.  All He has to do is speak, and people don’t want to talk to Him, let alone see His face.  Have you ever dealt with a person who just seens angry for no reason.  I see that a lot with people today.  They are hard and callus towards others for nothing.  It seems that no one person can let their gaurd down to let another in, with out some reservation that the other is a fraud.  I know people who assume that everyone is shady and thats why they donot befriend just anybody.  Unfortunately,  that person is somewhat correct in his finding,  because you cant seem trust anyone today. Everyone has an angle when dealing with one another, and that causes rifts among people before they even get at the table to agree.

This verse talks of God being a supprt to you who praise Him.  He can be hard against you at times.  That might be because we do not always live according to His plan for our lives.  Remember,  He knows the plans for your life.  No matter what moms and dads plan for their children.  No matter whether or not you find a career path.  God knows what He planned out for you and I, and it will go according to His will.  That means, if you cooperate with Him, you shall see good thungs coming your way, but if you choose your ow path, then devastation will be before you.

It is not a set up. It is His plan for your life, and if you and I arent apart of the plans of God, then the Lord doesnt have to protect you from the devourer.  The devil can play in your back yard and there is nothing you or I can do to stop him.

God being the rock of my salvation, means He will knock the devil out everytime he tries to come up and attack you.  The pount is, you and I cant be snealing him in the windows and back doors just to have a little fun at the expence of our salvation.  We risk loosing all that we have for a few minutes of lust and desire that our flesh begs for daily.  We have to fight the enemies advances.  Resist the devil and he will flee you.  If flies are arou d your face, when do you lift our hand to swat him away.  After he enters your nose, or before?

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Unless God Does It.

Unless the LORD builds the house,

They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early,
To sit up late,
To eat the bread of sorrows;
For so He gives His beloved sleep.

— Psalm 127:1-2 NKJV


If God doesn’t do it for for you. It really isn’t done right.  So, I think we better make sure that the Lord builds upon this house and not just our input.  When it is left to men, we end up with a beautiful buiding, but no true membership to maintain it.  Otherwise, we have a church full, but no Holy Spirit involved. Todays churches are huge and the congregations stumble over themselves getting in and out of the parking lot.  Yet, I wonder, how many know their Sr Pastor well enough to stop by his/her home and visit unannounced? Not only that.  But, when a death or wedding occurs. Who does the ceremonies?   I understand that we do have these MEGA churches, but is there a MEGA GOD, in the building?  Unless God builds a house He wants, it wont be His to control.  He must be in full charge of the leadership, not the people.  God has to be able to tell us where we will sit and how we conduct ourselves in His presence. If God be for us.  Something we all say when we feel like we are being attacked for nothing.  Lets look at the house of God on earth and ask the question.  Is it like unto the blue prints if Heavens Temple that He gave Moses?  NO.  It is no where close.  We have substituted the outer courrs with small sitting cafes and coat rooms for valet parking etc.  The people are at awe of the decoratives and the money well spent for crisp edges and unisex bathrooms.  But, no place for the Holy Spirit in the Holy of Holies.

The priest still wear their garb.  But, it is for showmanship and not in reverence to God the Shepherd.   Christ didnt change the Synagogue. He changed the people inside.  He didnt need to fix what God designed.  He needed to fix what man broke.  Unless God has built the house according to His own purpose and His design.  There will be nothing.

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Continue To Live

For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is better. I’m torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me. But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live.

— Philippians 1:21-24 NLT


We cannot get fed up with life, because of people.  Our purpose for living and being good examples are for the few we come in contact with daily.  We will not reach all of the people for Christ, but we should at least work towards reaching one at a time.  For Christ we live.  Not for money, prestige, or some form of fame.  If we live for Him, we dont mess up.  When we are living for ourselves, that is when we run into obstacles that cause us to be sorry.  We have to stop working so hard to secure our selves a spot in this world.  We are not here forever.  It will end one day for us all.  We must remember to be fruitful in our process of service.  We are working to bring people to the faith, not run them off.  Also, it doesn’t help changing our doctrine and belief because people dont understand where your coming from.  When those who are ready to know the Lord for themselves come, they must come expecting to change their minds, not the faith that we have that has been establish from the beginning.  If Christ did not come to do away with the Law but to fulfill it.  Then, how can we come into the faith expecting it to change for us? For Chirst I live, and for Christ I die.  Either way, it is all for the Lord, and not myelf.   Change is hard to receive, but necessary.  Without coming to repentance, we do not understand dying in His name.  Christ died that you and I might live.  Notice, we always say, ‘MIGHT’. Because, many people do not come to Him in time and they end up dying in their sins.  We are here to make a difference in that dynamic.  We are the testimony of Christ’s love towards the world and especially towards the Church.  We can not be a half believer, and expect full protection under God.  We stand in place as good soldiers willing to lay down our lives for the Kingdom of God.  We are not cowards hiding behind someone else just to save our selves. If He gave His life, then we can give ours.  After all, He ‘s not asking you to take His place to save the world.

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Mighty Warriors Wondering

When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.”

“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.”
The LORD turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”
“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”
The LORD answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.”

— Judges 6:12-16 NIV


Id like to ask that same question.  If God is with us, then why is it so difficult?  God encourages us to fight, when we feel the weakest in the bunch.  It is not about our strength, it is about His Power in us that makes the enemy fall.  God is wiser than you and I. He knows how to give you the ability to defeat the devil and his crew.  Gideon felt as if, he could not accomplish such a great task.  God tells him to go and save Israel from the enemies grasp and all he thinks of is how far down the family line he is.  You and I have a daunting task in life.  We have to go and save those lost in self. It is difficult to fight a physical enemy to set captives free.  But, when it is self that blocks us from acconplishing Spiritual goals. It is a difficult process for us to understand.  You question yourself when you are not to sure of what you must do to accomplish the task the Lord has given you.  How do we stop our children from suffering Spiritually?  How can you help others avoid falling into the same routine of life? People will experience their own pitfalls.  To a point that is a life lesson well taught ,but, if you could give some pointers, wouldnt it be easier to share that information?  Gideon doesnt know for sure all that is before him and how to carry it out according to the instructions.  So, he asks the Lord to confirm his purpose.  Maybe we need to ask God to confirm what we heard Him say to us, so that we are getting it right.   I have told some around me, that I would not be a good member of another congregation.  Because, I have been a Sr Pastor for this long, and all I would do is critique and become a terrible member.  Once you have been in charge, it is hard to give the reigns over to someone else.  That is especially true for retired Ministers.  They cant just sit back and let the stuff that is not right get swept under the rug.  I would be a terrible member of a church, unless it is something I passed down and I know the inner workings of the leadership.  This is what I am desiring to do.  Ready those around me to take the reigns and lead the congregation the rest of the way, like Joshua did after Moses.

Incidentally, Joshua’s name is actually pronounce Yeshua.  So, Joshua,  or Yeshua, was the one to lead the rest of Israel over the Jordon River to the finished promise.  Like Christ who is coming to lead us to the finishing of the promised land of Eternity.

So, we ask for a sign that we are truly hearing the Sirit right.  God make this happen if it is actually you telling me to go.  God do this thing here to help me get understanding.  Gideon tried everything to make sure it was him the Lord wanted to perform the assignment.  It was him.  It is you my brother and sister.  There is bo easy cookie cut out, like some organizations try to do to build congregations.  They get the demographics and do major campaings before they move into communities to start their churches.  If we follow the models that work for men, then we get those types of people in our church.  For a while it may work, but for how long?   Becuse, those organizations have found the secret for their success.  May not work for what the Lord has given us to do.  I tried to fold into a long standing church organization established with credibility, but they just begin to do what all the other establishments had done.  They changed to fit men.  They compromised the integrity of the Script to keep membership strong.  God hasnt called me to a cookie cut out ministry.  He called me to a self starter.  To a ground breaker, and truth telling ministry without fear of loss of membership.  This is who we have become under the Spirit of our God.  It doesnt take a whoke army of mighty men.  Just a hand full of true dedicated disciples to spread the infectious Word of God to ready and willing bodies.