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Fruit or Vegetable Series ~ Part One – The Mission of Self-Reform

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Friday, September 27, 2013

I am known for telling, writing and teaching people to connect the dots in their lives. Our lives are not a random set of coincidences, happenstance, or lucky chance it is a progression through all the days God has given us on this earth. Therefore, I am about to connect the dots in and around my life.

Whereas, this posting and the godly principles found therein will be applicable for anyone, there have been four specific people in my life, which God has used to prompt me to obey Him in writing this piece. None of those four people have anything that connects them expect me and they do not know each other but this will speak to each of them as if God intended it just for them. God works that way you see. He is the One Who Sees and meets all our needs. With that, I will launch out into the deep and I pray your spirit receives God’s message.

In the introduction to this series, I talked about misappropriation for a wrong purpose. However, is misappropriation always wrong or with a wrong motive? I say, no, not consciously. It is because I believe that I wish to make this my first piece in the series. I wish to preserve the heart of the blind, the spiritually ignorant, and/or the innocent.

You see there is a group of True Believers, the Remnant, out there who are functioning in manners and manipulation and calling it the fruit and power of the Holy Spirit. This group is what I refer to as the Walking Wounded. They are Believers who have come to Christ and sincerely given Him their heart but they have been so wounded, twisted, and distorted by the world and the Enemy that they are so desperate to be better they embark on a mission of self-reform, which leads them to works of the flesh that manifest in good manners as a replacement for fruit and manipulation as a replacement for spiritual power and godly trust.

Now clearly manipulation is not of God and completely wrong in God’s eyes, He sees it as a form of witchcraft steeped in rebellion. Good manners on the other hand are something most parents aspire to teach their children. I was heavily groomed in good manners myself. There is a different between having sincerely good manner and displaying good manners in order to appear good, look okay, feel acceptable or superior, and/or compensate for feeling of unworthiness or low self-esteem. You can display all the good manners you would like it will not change what is going on inside of you, all the nasty dirty thoughts about other people’s behavior, actions, spiritual fruit, and/or manners. One must remember, contrary to the world’s claims, just because you look good does not make you good. I would like to state once again, people act this way, feel this way, have these thoughts, etc. because they are wounded. They have been wounded by life, people, their family, the church, their friends, spiritual leaders, Satan, and even God in their own minds, though absolutely not true.

These wounded people keep running in circles, never getting better, trying on all the world’s ideas for building and repairing their fragile self-esteem to no avail. Why?

If you cannot submit to the very core, the very basics of your existence…

God’s providence in your life, meaning the family where He set you in the world. In God’s design and creations of you. In the fact that you are male or female. In the fact that you look a certain way. In the fact that you have a particular temperament with strengths and weaknesses.

If you cannot submit to the core aspects of God’s reign and rule over your life and your existence you cannot have healthy self-esteem. Good self-esteem, godly self-esteem, is not possible because you are continually at war with who God created you to be. If you are continually at war with whom God created you to be, you are continually at war with yourself. You are continually destroying yourself and your own self-esteem.

By being at war with God through lack of submission, by being at war with self by lack of acceptance, you find yourself at war with the world and your spiritual enemy, Satan. He is readily available to tear your self-esteem down even further. It is a vicious never-ending circle.

Satan is able to gain access to a person’s life this way because you cannot walk outside of obedience to God’s Will for you and be able to walk with God’s hedge of protection around you, which protects you from the Enemy.

An 18th century philosopher, Thomas Hobbes, said, “Hell is the truth learned/seen too late.” Whereas, I am not given to philosophy, nor do I read it or recommend reading it, this particular saying has truth within it. We often make our own lives a form of hell on earth because we refuse to accept and walk in truth, Truth based in the Truth of God’s Word and the Principles found therein.

In conclusion, remember…

God’s grace does not override our freewill. God gave us a will and it is only through giving that will back to Him we can find freedom in Him. We give that will back to Him through moment-by-moment obedience, which is prompted by and empowered by His grace. Whereas, He prompts us to do, He will not force us to do, because that would violate His own spiritual law – our right to choose – freewill.

The giving over of our ideas of who we are or should be, for God’s design of who He created us to be and who He wants us to be it a vital moment in a person’s existence. It is called, godly surrender. Many people know Christ who have never surrendered their lives to Christ. The giving over of our will is the beginning of truly living, the beginning of being alive, the beginning of true purpose, the beginning of godly self-esteem – – it is the beginning of EVERYTHING.

“surrender” per Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

transitive verb
1 a : to yield to the power, control, or possession of another upon compulsion or demand <surrendered the fort> b : to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another
2 a : to give (oneself) up into the power of another especially as a prisoner b : to give (oneself) over to something (as an influence)
intransitive verb : to give oneself up into the power of another : YIELD
synonyms see RELINQUISH

 

 

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.

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Fruit or Vegetable Series Introduction

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Re-posting in advance of Part 1

Sunday, September 15, 2013

As of late, there has been a topic, which has reemerged many different times in several different ways and is now something about which God has given me a mandate to write. That topic is spiritual fruit. Through discussions about sanctification this issue of a Believer’s part in fruit bearing has arouse. Over a meal at a restaurant with several young women and one very slow as well as inattentive server, the matter of applying spiritual fruit to our daily situations became our topic and quest. Then finally, through a simple statement from a protégé, ‘I would like to know the actual definitions for the fruit of the Spirit.’ This individual was referring to the spiritual fruit characteristic listed in the Book of Galatians.

Spiritual fruit. What it is and what it is not. Seems like a simple question right? Well, it is not that simple, as we will explore. Why? Because spiritual fruit and the fruits of the Spirit are another Bible principle that has been very misunderstood because it has been misappropriated.

Let us explore the idea of misappropriation for moment. Here are a few examples of misappropriation to ponder for which the use of will seem much clearer as we progress through this series.

Gun Violence:

There is a “Gun Violence List” which opponents to gun ownership use in order to show us the horrors of gun violence. Not too long ago one of the names on this list was the name of a young man who was labeled a ‘terrorist’ by our government. His name showed up on that list as a victim of gun violence. The discovery of this young man’s name on this list is how the truth about the names and numbers of people on the list surfaced. This young man had, from all evidence, set off a bomb in Boston and was later shot and killed by the police while they tried to apprehend him. This person, labeled a terrorist, was later labeled a victim of gun violence and placed on a list that government officials use to try to justify their case for gun control and gun ownership restriction. Come to find out there were many, many, names on that list of people who had been shot by law enforcement during a criminal act, the number was outstanding. Victims of gun violence? Really? No, there was a misappropriation of information in order to support a desired end.

Intelligence:

There is intelligence, book learning, and paper intelligence. Two out of three are a misappropriation of true intelligence. Paper intelligence is a person who holds a degree in higher education and therefore is presumed to be intelligent even though the individual did little on their own to obtain that degree, having primarily bought their way through the process. Yes, it happens. Book learning is someone who has acquired a great deal of information in his or her mind but has no idea how to use that information in life. Intelligence is the ability to acquire knowledge, apply knowledge, to reason, use common sense, problem solve, navigate situations successfully and possession of some degree of wisdom. True intelligence is not easily recognized today or understood properly. Why? A misappropriation of the fundamentals of what true intelligence looks like.

Fruit, Manners, Manipulation:

The final example would be trying to determine if something is fruit, manners, or manipulation. Spiritual fruit and the fruits of the Spirit come from a heart that loves Jesus and is given over to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Good manners are the world’s misappropriation of spiritual fruit and/or the fruits of the Sprit. A person can exemplify kindness, gentleness, self-control, most if not all of the fruits of the Spirit listed in the Bible and be rotten to core on the inside. Outward manners are no indicator of true spiritual fruit or the fruits of the Spirit manifest in someone’s life via the Holy Spirit. A more sinister form of misappropriation, or more to the point a counterfeit of spiritual fruit, is the exhibition of what appears to be the fruits of the Spirit for the purpose of manipulation. This manipulation is intended strictly for getting what one wants, for using people in some manner. I realize it sounds horrible and some people even look at subtle forms of manipulation as politeness or tact, but nevertheless, it is an indirect attempt to get from another person information or action one wants. Not everyone intends to manipulate by the way they act and handle other people. Some do it without thinking, some are more sinister and others think as I already stated that they are being polite. I want bother to address the flat out manipulators who are attempting to use people but I will address briefly the more innocent manipulators. All manipulation is not of God but of Satan and with that said both God and Satan know people have needs. Satan preys on those needs to motive people to manipulate others to get those needs met. People need to be more open, honest, and straightforward about getting their need for love, significance, stability control, appreciation, security, care, attention, companionship, etc. met so they can live with people without playing games, something more accurately defined as manipulation.

I leave you with two thoughts to ponder leading up to the next piece, which will be “Fruit or Vegetable” Series, part one.

1. Both, true spiritual fruit and the fruits of the Spirit should manifest in the CURRENT Spiritual Remnants life via the Holy Spirit.

2. The Bible directs us to be individual who bear fruit, not be spiritual vegetables.

 

 

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.

God’s Move in Israel

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Clearly, there is something that has changed in Israel currently and God seems to be moving and working among us. I shall explain.

Israel is a place on which I always keep my spiritual eyes.

About every thirty days, the site managers for the blog provide me with a breakdown of the stats detailing the readership for the month. These stats include the country and the number of readers in that country. Within the last thirty days, we have gone from a state where I cannot ever remember seeing the name “Israel” to having as many readers in Israel as we do in the United States. This tells me clearly, that basically overnight, God is working and doing something in this spiritual area.

Therefore, I would like to extend this invitation.

If you are an individual in Israel who is a brother or sister in Christ Jesus, I welcome hearing from you. If you are a person in Israel who has come to believe that Jesus was the promised Messiah of the Jewish people, I welcome hearing from you. I would like to know what Jesus has put in your heart, what Jesus is doing in your land, and how you see the current moving of God in Israel.

Please feel free to use the “comment” link below as a source of making contact with me. I assure you all your private information within any correspondence will be kept confidential. I only use general descriptions of events, individual, or circumstances where God is moving and working in my writings and teachings. 

We always look to Israel as a source and sign of prophetic happenings within the world. I look forward to a greater understanding of what God is doing among His people. I also look forward to passing along anything God allows to be passed along via this blog.

May God be with you, Shalom?

 

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 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.

Hands on the Plow

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

God would like to know, ‘Are your hands still on the plow?’

Luke 9:62 (NKJV) Jesus speaking:

But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

The heading that precedes that Scripture is titled, “The True Cost of Discipleship” and the title says, it all. Discipleship cost. Jesus warned one might have to give up everything for Him in order to receive what is referred to as the “Apostles’ Reward” or the Believers counterpart.

Matthew 19:29 (NKJV) Jesus speaking:

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.

Two of Christ’s Beloved Children contrasted. One many years ago when struggling with doubts, concerns, and what if’s received a Word from the Lord that, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” That wonderful Servant of the Lord put their flesh aside with all it humanness, fears, and desires and chose to serve the Lord. That individual was and has been greatly rewarded by the Lord Jesus in more ways than I can count for their service and is now one of many of the Lord’s Servants preparing a place of refuse for those individual whom will come out of the now nearing persecution and revival of the true Body of Christ. The other Beloved Child of God decided their will was better and that giving up their desires for their Sunday afternoon was too much obedience, too much submission, and too much to give to the Lord Jesus. Time will reveal their fruit, their reward for the choice they made in their hearts. The end for someone who turns away from God’s Will is not pretty.

2 Peter 2:20–22 (NKJV)

20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. 21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. 22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”

We have now entered a season of open persecution, legislated by a governmental body, of the true Christian, the CURRENT Spiritual Remnant of God, in America. In the city of San Antonio, Texas, where family values are supposed to be held in high regard, there is a new city ordinance meant to stop discrimination, which actually discriminates against Christians. The San Antonio City Council members added new language to the city’s nondiscrimination policy. It now says, ‘anyone who may have "demonstrated a bias" based on sexual orientation cannot work with the city or run for city office.’ This can and will deeply effect the influence and productivity of both Christian Business People and Spiritual Leaders in San Antonio. A deeper examination of this ordinance reveals this would make it legally possible for Christian business people who are outspoken about the biblical view of the homosexual lifestyle to be charged with a misdemeanors crime. A Class 3 Misdemeanor , I believe.

The CURRENT Spiritual Remnant of God, if they stay true to God, will find themselves persecuted here in America. A while back, the call went out for the True Remnant to begin to unify and bring themselves into unity around Christ and true devotion to Biblical Principles. Persecution for the individual in a unified group is going to very difficult, persecution for the individual alone will be almost impossible. As we enter this time-period in the history of America, and we are at the threshold, what can we look around and see. Where have we been? How did we get here? What happens next?

Just as in Biblical Times, we see a parallel to all that took place with our own modern day slant. While the Church focused more and more on other lands, missions in other countries, their own country [house] was falling into disrepair.

Next came the apostasy of the church. The removal of all things God and Christ. The generalizing of religion to be all-inclusive. The crosses came down and eventually Jesus left the buildings. When is the last time you heard the true gospel presented in your church? When was the last time you were told you would have to depend on the cross of Christ to free you from what had you bound, that you must trust in Him and Him alone? No, religion is its own god. They do things their way; they deliver themselves through their works. What started out as a good thing, to love people into the kingdom, turned into something Satan used to destroy the American Christian Church because we lowered the Standard of God to make the person feel better, feel more love, feel more accepted, feel… now we live with the results – rampant apostasy. Just as in the days when Jesus walked the earth, we have lots of religion and boy isn’t and hasn’t religion done its damage.

A note of irony. During the reformation, people broke away from religion in order to worship God freely, as in the beginning when the Christ’s Church was started, before the days of corporate church and politics. American itself was fruit from that movement. What will be the fruit of the next move of God when His Remnant seek to flee persecution and a forced form of religion once again?

There will be great fleeing from persecution and great revival because of persecution.

There is a progression of both revelation and persecution. The prophets typically see God’s Plan and Will first and are the first to be persecuted in an area. Prophets today, as New Testament Prophetic People, do not add to Biblical text or change Biblical prophecies; their prophecies illuminate what is already established in God’s Word. These NOW Prophets and Prophetess have already suffered persecution for holding up the Standard, Principles, and Will of God as found in His Word. Persecution from both the world, the word systems /government, and persecution from the apostate church, just as Jesus and His Followers were persecuted in Biblical days of old by the religious community and governmental system [specifically Roman].

Currently true spiritual leaders find themselves beginning to come under such persecution, while at the same time realizing revival is coming. Next, the scattered Remnant of God, the truly Devoted Follower of Christ will begin to feel the pains of persecution and experience the joy of knowing revival is coming.

There are many Dear Ones out there who Satan has attempted to trampled without prevailing, Praise be to God. Of those Dear Ones, many come to mind but two specifically I will mention. One left their home, their comfort and took their family to San Antonio, Texas no less to help begin a church there – no doubt, God wishes to use this Beloved One for His glory. Another, the individual mentioned earlier as the Dear One who kept their hand on the plow and went forward, has entered yet another season of service with their spouse. This Dear One will be a part of providing a place of refreshing for those fleeing persecution. Living in an isolated area of the country helps them provide a place where those in need can go and rest, either for short or long periods of time, before going back into the world to continue the work God has given them to do. They will also be able to equip those who come through revival and will need equipping for the work of the Lord.

People, you will have to decide what you believe, who you believe, and whom you will serve. A day is coming when on some level, whether great or small, you will have to choose to honor God and His Principles or honor man’s ways and system. Choose well, the quality of your existence depends upon your choice.

“You can either be a prophet who stands on the outside of culture and argues against the injustices or you can be the king; and I don’t think you can be both.” – Rev. Ed Dobson, Moral Majority Executive 1979-1987 from PBS program “God in America”

 

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.

Spiritual Remnant of God Series~ ~ ~Part 15 – Jesus’ Cross ONLY

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Follow up to an earlier piece

Part 3 – Dependence vs. Faith Thursday, May 30, 2013

An apostate church congregation lifts up themselves instead of lifting up the Cross of Christ. The motive is the intent of the group to create Man-dependence instead of God-dependence. Religion wants to make people dependent on man, spiritual godliness and godly spirituality wants to make people dependent on God and therefore, points people to the Cross of Christ Jesus.

I shared the following in my May 30th posting but because I will connect it to the points in my posting today, I will reprint a portion of the May 30th posting here.

The following is a real life example.

The following prophesy was given to a church congregation as a means through which Jesus could build faith in the members of the congregation. This Rhema Word falls into the category of exhortation and encouragement forms of prophesy meant for the growth of the Saints. The Pastor of this congregation first said this was not a ‘Word from God’ then later relented on his position when asked in the presence of witnesses how it was in error. He then took the position that the Word could not be presented because people in his congregation needed first to ‘Be renewed in their minds.’ To that end one would wonder is not this type of Word part of that very process; a statement you will understand better once you have read the Rhema Word for yourself. No, this pastor did not want such a powerful Rhema Word of Faith put out to his congregation because it pointed the people to the All-Sufficient Work of the Cross of Christ and would birth great faith in Jesus, and Jesus alone, among his congregants – creating less dependence on him as their shepherd.

Judge [discern] the Word for yourself.

The Rhema Word has been duplicated here exactly as it was given to the Pastor of said congregation.

Thus says the Lord God, “You seek Victory yet, you have Victory. You seek Truth, yet you have Truth. You seek Freedom, yet you have Freedom. You seek and cannot seem to find, can you not see that what you seek is Me. I Jesus am Victory. I Jesus am Truth. I Jesus am Freedom. I have told you in My Word that if you seek Me, the Truth, you will find Me. If you know Me, you know the Truth. I told you in My Word you would know the Truth and the Truth would make you free – free because I am the Truth. I and my work on the cross is all that is needed for victory and freedom; it is all that is needed to live in Truth. Why do you continue to seek Me for something that you have already if you know Me, if I am in you and you are in Me. Stop seeking to get and look at what you have and find overcoming power. I am the Lord your God hear Me.”

An individual who was actually part of the congregation this Word was intended for recently came to understand the Truth, which this pastor had denied them access to months earlier. How much distress might this person, and others, have been spared had the Word of the Lord came forth in season on the day God intended it to come forth. As the Bible says, that person’s spiritual blood is on that man’s hands. Nevertheless, Jesus saw to it that He found a way to communicate this Truth to the individual.

In one of those moments, which many of the CURRENT Spiritual Remnant have experience, this individual’s spirit cried out to the Living God for relief and was met by Jesus with the answer they needed. ‘All you need is Jesus.’ Yes, all they need is Jesus! The Cross of Jesus accomplished for this person, and for every member of the Spiritual Remnant of God, all that they would ever need for any purpose. Their Victory is found in the Cross. Their Truth is found in the Cross. Their Freedom is found in the Cross. Their everything is found in the Cross because all they need ultimately is Jesus. Dependence upon and trust in the Cross of Christ is the greatest spiritual weapon anyone could ever or will ever be able to partake in.

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.