Galatians 1:10 Obviously, I'm not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ's servant.
Too many in this country do not have their priorities right when it comes to serving the Lord. I want to touch on several things to use as examples. I am sure that once again people will unfriend me on Facebook, they will say that I am full of pride, they will say that I am judging, they will say that I am racist, etc. Some will choose to quit contributing to this ministry as so many have when they do not get their way.
Matthew 5:10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. 11 "God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are My followers. 12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.
I am not exactly sure why people think that when I post about what the Lord is doing through this ministry that it has anything to do with pride. It has nothing to do with me but it has everything to do with Him! I am merely a messenger and a servant. I am nothing without Him! I am very excited to be used by Him on a daily basis. I would say that I post on somewhere between a quarter and a third of what actually goes on in this ministry. I have a number of people including some seniors that miss the posts when I do not get them out. There is not near enough time to do more. I want people to know how He is moving and encourage others to get busy for the Lord. If we are truly in Christ we should be excited about what the Lord is doing in different ministries.
Galatians 6:14 As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world's interest in me has also died.
The bottom line is that I must be the messenger the Lord has called me to be. I refuse to be a people pleaser! I refuse to fit into someone’s club by going with the flow! People that do this are going to one day stand before the Lord and it will not be good. In my examples although I do not like to talk about “color” I will use two white people and only one black person. This should keep the Black Lives Matter people from calling me a racist. I always have to chuckle to myself when someone throws the racist card at me because in the last over 17 years I have probably worked with people with skin color darker than mine as much as anyone in the country. I have fantastic relationships with people with skin color darker than mine.
Alright now it is time to vent about a few people. I will start with Lady Gaga. I was sickened to see the positive responses of her singing the National Anthem prior to the Super Bowl. I will excuse anyone that does not know that she is a devil worshipper. If you google Lady Gaga/Satanic you will see plenty of information to back up what I am saying. Again, if you didn’t know that, that is one thing but if you did would you give praise to Satan if he had a beautiful voice and was to sing it himself? Last night you heard from one of his demons. In this country the Lord is definitely thrown into the backseat by worldly celebrities, sports figures and many others. Why is it that people do not make a stand for Christ as they do for these people? I know the answer to that and it is because they are really not “of Him”. This morning on my ride into Durham I had the radio tuned to “K-Love”. I had it tuned there for the very last time! I choose to call that station “K-Lame”! They were actually praising Lady Gaga for her performance. I have heard so much on that station that opposes the Word of God. The problem lies with professing Christians wanting to go with the flow instead of standing for the Lord and calling things out for the wretched way they are! I see more and more every day why Matthew 7:13-14 says what it says. There are very few “narrow way minded” true Christians in this country!
Matthew 12:30 "Anyone who isn't with Me opposes Me, and anyone who isn't working with Me is actually working against Me.
The Amplified also says it very well…..
Matthew 12:30 He who is not with Me [definitely on My side] is against Me, and he who does not [definitely] gather with Me and for My side scatters.
As this crazy world gets crazier there will be many that will fall away from following Jesus! The Word of God is clear on this. The Word says that even the righteous will be scarcely saved! How can people be so foolish to think that their lame so called Christian walk will lead them to eternity with the Father? Judgment is coming people!
1Peter 4:17 For the time has come for the judgment to begin from the house of God. And if it first begins from us, what will be the end of those disobeying the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
1Peter 4:17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER?
Very few will make a stand for Jesus Christ and I find that absolutely pitiful! I see so many that sit back or go with the majority when they could glisten for Jesus!
Mark 8:38 Therefore whoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man shall also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.
This bring me to the second person I would like to speak of and that is Peyton Manning. Angie and I went to my daughter and son in laws house to watch the game with them and our precious granddaughters since we choose to not have television stations. I wanted to watch the game primarily because of liking Manning. I had read clips of what looked like him having a relationship with the Lord. I wanted to see him retire with a victory. As always I hoped that he would give credit where it is really due and that of course being to Jesus Christ at the end of the game. I was sickened to hear his pitiful comment about drinking a bunch of Budweiser’s and a lame reference to “talking to the man upstairs”. I have never in my life heard a person with a true relationship with God refer to Him in that way. He displayed himself as your typical “american christian” which differs greatly from being a “follower of Jesus Christ”. I lost a great deal of respect for the guy. I wouldn’t watch him if he was to play again unless he was to repent and truly get right with the Lord. I see no one of the caliber of Tim Tebow. I pray that he never changes. He has stood and been attacked so many times for standing for Jesus.
Now I will comment on the last one and that is the big cry baby, fornicator and racist Cam Newton. Again, you have a guy that is in the spotlight and could be a great example for the masses of struggling youth in this country. A guy who professes to be a Christian! He recently got “his girlfriend” pregnant and was applauded by the world and “professing Christians” for behavior that will send him to hell if he does not repent. He should have been named “Fornicator of the Year”. What he does like Manning, is set an example for youth and others that look up to them. Making a mistake is one thing but stand up and admit that you were wrong so it does not cause others to follow down the same “wrong path”.
I recently glanced over an article where he was saying that he was not treated fairly because he is black. Please! Give me a break! I am so sick of hearing this racial whining! Oh yes, this is where I will be contacted about being so racist but so be it. I am going to speak the truth. I speak the same truth when I am in project areas or wherever because I want people to wake up from this curse! A friend recently sent me a video entitled Black People Are Not Christian. My first thought was whoa, if I was caught with something like this would people ever talk. I recognized that it was by Pastor Manning, a black pastor who I believe is in New York. I had heard a message from him years ago and he spoke the solid truth then so I thought when I got time I would check this out. What I found again after watching it was that he again spoke the truth. This truth of course would label him “Uncle Tom” in the comment area.
He talks of how black people are “black first” before being Christian and the fact that this cannot be! I am sure he is not talking about ALL black people. I know it is not true because of friends that I have. I do see exactly what he is talking about though in my daily ministry. A true Christian is not concerned about the color of their skin. This would fall under the “old things are gone and all things become new” when you are TRULY saved.
2Corinthians 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
The Amplified even says it even better…..
2Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!
A person that clings to their former behaviors and heritage have not been truly saved. The person loves their skin color more than they love Jesus! The last time I mentioned this I was attacked big time! I am not talking only of black people having this ignorant mentality because of course you have white and other ignorant racists too! I encourage people to go and watch Pastor Manning’s message on YouTube. Most will not be able to watch it because they will not be able to stand the truth.
Getting back to Newton, he again has the ear of young kids and he can easily influence their thinking. His cry baby behavior last night was absolutely pitiful for the youth of this country to look upon. With leaders like this it is no wonder why the youth that I deal with are in such pitiful shape. Even this afternoon while ministering in one of our projects I was so torn by how messed up the kid’s lives are. Racial division is one of the devil’s biggest tools for the destruction of people’s lives. I pray that it will go away but it will not because as I said “you will always have ignorant people OF ALL COLORS who love their skin color more than they love Jesus”!
Okay I am done, let the flaming arrows begin flying! Seriously people, my desire is that people will wake up before they must bend their knees before The Holy God and have to give account for their behavior while on this earth. So many that think they are right with Christ are going to wake up one day to find themselves in hell for all eternity. His wish is that none should perish and that should be the will for all that are truly in Christ. I know that I will be attacked in a number of ways for this but it is worth it if just one person wakes up and realizes they have been wrong then repents so they can spend eternity with Jesus!
WITH JESUS ALL LIVES MATTER!