God's Truth In Love

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God’s Question

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Truth in Love – blog entry

Saturday, March 30, 2013

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

John 3:16

If God could whisper in your ear after reading the above Scripture this is what I envision He would say.

Do you really BELIEVE in Me? Do you know what it means to believe in Me? I was given so that anyone, yes anyone, who chooses would have everlasting – eternal life.

Life comes from the hand of the Father through the blood of the Son. My blood was poured out – out of love for every person ever created or that will ever be created. I long for that relationship with the living creation. I long for that relationship with each of you.

You however, must choose Me. For I have already chosen you, and anyone else that would come, when I walked that road with My cross and lay there while they crucified Me. I wanted to give the world the greatest gift of all time, reconciliation with God. To be able to have a relationship once again with the Almighty is the greatest gift anyone will ever receive. For many it will take their date with judgment for them to realize this truth. Do not be one of those people.

I am here, I want you; want Me. – I died for you and rose again. I want you to believe in My death and My resurrection. Won’t you believe? – I am here to forgive you. I want to forgive you; ask Me to. – I am here to enter your very being, living and having relationship with you. I want to enter; ask Me in. – I am here and want to give you the greatest gift of all time, everlasting life. I want to give it; let me give it to you. – I respect you. I will let you choose. Please choose Me.

To believe means to fully trust in only Me. I am waiting – what will you do?

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God’s Truth Hate Crime

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Truth in Love – blog entry

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Biblical Speech Opposing Homosexual Behavior is a ‘Hate Crime’

http://christiannews.net/2013/02/28/canadian-supreme-court-rules-biblical-speech-opposing-homosexual-behavior-is-a-hate-crime/

2 Corinthians 6:14 (NKJV) Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?

Revelation 18:4 (NKJV) And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.

Mark 13:9 (NKJV) (Jesus speaking) “But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them.

Few men and women of God are standing up on this issue. Even fewer are getting the support they need from their brothers and sisters in Christ when they do. I personally have been placed in jail in connection with my beliefs on and stand for the biblical position on this matter. Then called self-righteous by my professed brothers and sisters in Christ because I had the courage to take a stand when the cost to myself personally was so dear. I have been dragged into court, etc. All because I will not accept what God deems unacceptable. Yes, man and the world will try to destroy the reputation of those who attempt to take a stand but is a "good worldly reputation” really what a DEVOUT Christian wants?

When did Christians become such fearful people?

http://christiannews.net/2013/02/28/canadian-supreme-court-rules-biblical-speech-opposing-homosexual-behavior-is-a-hate-crime/

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

Jesus Empowered Flesh Controls

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Truth in Love – blog entry

Monday, March 25, 2013

Jesus nowhere in the gospels took up an offering, made a condition of His disciples that they give their tithe to Him, or asked them to sign some partnership/membership agreement. Jesus was instead chasing those from the temple who were using it for their personal gain. Jesus never set up a “cooperate” church or told His disciples, ‘I want you to go to Bethlehem and build a building on the corner of Elm and Oak Streets and there start gathering the flock in one spot.

Yet, today what do we see in pastors; I used the term lightly because if anyone knows what a Pastor is they know what I am about to describe is not the individual with a true shepherds heart. Pastors who check their tithing records before they agree to meet with or minister to individuals within their congregations. Pastors who instead of empowering the people to be all they can be in Christ, to serve Him with their whole hearts are more interested in whether or not you have “officially” became a partner in their ministry or member of their church.

To call yourself a man of God, a Pastor, then stand in your pulpit and tell the people ‘We need two more people to help hand out candy at the parade, if you are a partner with this congregation then please come see me if you are interested in giving out candy.’ How horrid in the eyes of God. Because moreover what you are clearly saying without saying it is, ‘If you are not a member of this church congregation, if you have not agreed to what we view as partnership with this fellowship, then do not even bother to come see me about serving, to me you are not even worthy of giving out candy.’ How such must sound to the ears of Jesus a Man who spent His earthly life and gave His life so people might be and feel included not excluded, be given liberty and freedom not controlled.

The example I just gave was a real one. It came from the mouth of a gifted preacher who I believe loves God in many ways; but to call him a Pastor is still in debate. One can label themselves with the title without carrying the spiritual calling from Christ. Pastor’s gifts show themselves differently; yet, let grace note that this might just be a spiritual blind spot. Nevertheless, it is an actual example of the type of thing taking place within the Body of Christ. I ask myself, the float that will be in the parade where they candy will be given out; will it have the actual name of Jesus on it? I guess it might now. Whether the name of Jesus actually appears or not I can almost certainly guarantee you that the name of that “church congregation” will most certainly appear and appear more and/or in larger print than the name of Jesus.

May God forgive the failings of those who are meant to be His spiritual leaders.

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

Remnant of God

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Truth in Love – blog entry

Monday, March 11, 2013

The current SPIRITUAL Remnant of God are those Followers of Christ who exhibit extraordinary devotion, being both proficient and spiritually gifted; these individuals are the faithful dependable heart of the church, given to prayer and are the core of both the local congregation and the universal Body of Christ.

The Body of Christ is made up of all who truly believe in Christ, but in the last days, there is and will be widespread apostasy; a remnant of devoted followers has been called out to keep the principles and commands of God alive and before the people and keep faith in Jesus’ atonement pure and alive. This remnant will bring forewarning of the arrival of the judgment, proclaims salvation through Christ Jesus alone, and heralds the approach of His second coming.

The Remnant will be exiled from the world and apostate church congregations, whether by choice or not, because they are at odds with the direction of the world and mere religious society. The remnant within the Body of Christ are what will remain once the established religious society, who often call themselves the corporate church, have departed from sincere devoted and brought about the ruin of the purity of Christianity and the Original Church. Of God’s people, many if not most will fall or have fallen away. God prunes His Church and the Remnant could well be all that remains; and He will prune them so that they are purified to His Standard.

These people are the militant spiritual warrior of the Body of Christ. These spiritual activists… confrontational, revolutionary, radical, combative individuals who continue to remind the Church and the world that God did, and does, provide a Standard which He expected, and expects, His people to lift up and present to the world.

The presence, release, and freedom given to the spiritual gift of prophecy is an identifying mark of a remnant church or the absence of the same can be an identifying mark of a church lacking the remnant.

My current focus of ministry is on the spiritual development of these individual…the remnant few. I am slowly divesting myself of all others to make room for helping these spiritual warriors develop the gifts, talents, callings, and abilities God has placed within them.

 

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

Prejudice Within

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Truth in Love – blog entry

Monday, March 04, 2013

 

This was written a while back but I have been waiting for the right time to make it available; God indicated this is the right time, confirmed by the fact that several teachers, preachers, and prophets have been speaking the same things as of late.

We will examine Acts 10:34-36 however, for context read Acts 10 and 11 when times allows.

34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. 35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. 36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ— He is Lord of all—

Acts 10:34–36 (NKJV)

Christian Denominations have done the same as the Biblical Jews, built a wall or barrier of prejudices. We are but One Body in Christ Jesus and One Church yet; to look around the Christian Community you would not know that to be so.

Diversity seems celebrated nowhere less than in the Christian Community. If we have a mandate to love, which we do, why then is this not true of our Body. No, we are not to love “sin” or even accept sin among us but anyone who has read my writings for very long knows that is not what I am advocating. We completely and totally reject sin but we do not reject one another.

The excuse that doctrinal differences are the reason for our barriers and prejudices is unacceptable unless those doctrinal differences are grounded in A – A denial of the Deity of Jesus, the Christ, the Messiah and the only source for the Salvation of mankind or B – The denial that the Holy Bible is the inspired infallible Word of God. Not anything outside of that will most likely determine if your brother or sister will stand beside you in the Heaven.

These barriers and prejudices are weakening the Body of Christ and they have been doing so for many, many years. Our lack of unity is a blemish on Christ’s very purpose and on what it means to be a part of the family of God. Disunity often born out competition, which is simply disgraceful. We are to be working together to glorify Christ not working against one another to see who can out do who, whose ministry or church can be bigger, who can produce the most worship CD’s or write the most books. Remember if you want to be first you will most likely end up being last – last in the Kingdom of God, maybe first in the world’s standards. How sad if the word’s standards are all you are ever able to achieve.

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.