Worldwide Christians: “2012 HUMBLE Yourselves and REPENT like David who was Delivered from king Saul!”

“And the women answered one another as they played with instruments [singing and dancing] Saul hath slain his thousands, AND DAVID HIS TEN THOUSANDS…”  (I Samuel 18:7)   This wasn’t a howdy-dowdy celebration…it was the real deal!

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

The Bible states that David used wisdom as he dealt with king Saul. In fact Jonathan (king Saul’s son) took off his princely robe, gave it to David, and made a covenant with him because he loved David as a brother!  (I Samuel 18:3-4)

King Saul grossly mistreated, betrayed David, and chased him up and down the byways with 3,000 soldiers.  Also Saul made about twenty-one attempts to kill David.  Lets look at a few examples:

(1) In spite of the love Saul’s sons and the military had for David, king Saul was very jealous of him. David’s popularity grew among the court, palace, religious community and all the people of Israel and Judah.  But, David could not win true support from king Saul who said, “They have ascribed unto David TEN thousands and to me they have ascribed but thousands: AND WHAT CAN HE HAVE MORE BUT THE KINGDOM?” (I Samuel 18:8)

 (2) No matter what David did or didn’t do, king Saul was destined to be upset, “AND IT CAME TO PASS ON THE MORROW THAT THE EVIL SPIRIT FROM GOD CAME UPON SAUL, AND HE PROPHESIED IN THE MIDST OF THE HOUSE: and David played [the harp] with his hand as at other times. And there was a javelin in Saul’s hand. AND SAUL CAST THE JAVELIN FOR HE SAID, I WILL SMITE DAVID EVEN TO THE WALL WITH IT. And David avoided out of his presence twice.”  (I Samuel 18:11)

(3) The Bible states, “Saul was afraid of David BECAUSE THE LORD WAS WITH HIM and was departed from Saul.”  (I Samuel 18:12)  The enemy will see God working in your life and he will do everything to smash your relationship with the Lord.  Don’t let him.

(4) Originally, king Saul betrothed his daughter to David, “But it came to pass at the time when Merab, Saul’s daughter, should have been given to David that she was given unto Adriel the Meholathite to wife.” (I Samuel 18:19)

(5) Then, king Saul gave his other daughter, Michal (who truly loved David), “And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a SNARE to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him.”   (I Samuel 18:20)  Actually, Saul had a few tricks up his sleeve. He sent his servants to butter-up David for one hundred (100) foreskins of the Philistines. Saul’s servants gave the impression this would please the king. However, the king hoped that the Philistines would defeat and kill David. On the contrary, David killed 200 hundred Philistines and brought back 200 foreskins. King Saul’s plans backfired.

(6) “And Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David …And Saul was yet the more afraid of David; and Saul became David’s enemy continually.”  (I Samuel 18:29) People know that you are saved, but it doesn’t stop them from campaigning against you!

WHAT DID DAVID DO?

Well, David wasn’t stupid, DAVID BEHAVED HIMSELF MORE WISELY THAN ALL THE SERVANTS OF SAUL; so that his name was much set by.” (I Samuel 18:29) David said unto king Saul, “WHO AM I? AND WHAT IS MY LIFE, OR MY FATHER’S FAMILY IN ISRAEL THAT I SHOULD BE THE SON-in-LAW TO THE KING?”  David remained humble but he could have been lifted up in pride. Like David (0n another occasion), we all should say,  “What is man that God is mindful of him?”  Moreover David would not lift a finger against the LORD’S anointed, king Saul. This is not to say that David did not make mistakes, but DAVID HAD A REPENTANT HEART AND HE KEPT ON SERVING THE LORD.

As we go into the New Year of 2012, let us remember that THERE IS NO PROBLEM TOO HARD FOR THE LORD GOD WHO WILL FIGHT OUR BATTLES!

HAPPY NEW YEAR and Wait on the LORD!

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Worldwide Christians: “Do GOOD to Them Who DESPITEFULLY Use YOU!”

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you…”  (Matthew 5:44)

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

There are times people will PLAY YOU and you know they are USING YOU. They think you are stupid; but you are playing it safe under the Rules of Stewardship. The Bible states “Do it unto the Lord…”  Hopefully, you are not looking for profit, gain, or to use the good you’ve done as a weapon over someone. There was a need and you extended a right arm.  So what, they don’t have to be you sister, brother, uncle, niece, or attend your home church…just be neighborly.  In fact, you may never see them again on this side of Heaven!

It’s not easy to love your enemies…to do good unto them which hate you…to bless them that curse you…and to pray for them which despitefully use you.  If you follow JESUS CHRIST, you must walk in His footsteps. Ask yourself this question, “What would Jesus do?”   Well, look at Jesus’ life:   He forgave His persecutors….He healed the sick and lame (restored sight to the blind, unstopped deaf ears, cast out dumb spirits and demons); He raised the dead; He fed thousands upon thousands; He walked on water; He performed many other miracles; He died for our sins; He arose from the grave;  He took back the keys to hell; and He ascended to Heaven with the souls and spirits of the Saints!  According to the Bible, the space between Heaven and Earth could be filled up with the stories and miracles about Jesus Christ!

(1) LOVE YOUR ENEMIES: people will set traps for you to fall in; throw a monkey-wrench into the pot; not inform you about work assignments, events, or updates; tell you stay home and then mark you as abusing sick leave; give you a bad review; and make you so nervous that you make more mistakes. When they need mercy, they fall out on the floor and you help them!

(2) DO GOOD UNTO YOUR HATERS: don’t return blow-for-blow; give them as much rope needed to hang themselves; always greet them with a smile and say “good morning or goodnight;” don’t let them know how you feel; bite you tongue before saying bad things; don’t think bad thoughts or start rumors about them; and do good as you are heaping coals of fire on their head.  Don’t worry God ain’t gonna let their heads burn up until judgment day!

(3) BLESS THEM THAT CURSE YOU: tell them you hope things get better for them; ask about their families so you will know how to pray; buy them a lunch, snack, or soda; show mercy and compassion; give them a get well card; offer to help them if possible. You know that they curse you because their lips are swollen-up from non-stop gibberish!

(4) PRAY FOR THEM WHICH DESPITEFULLY USE YOU AND PERSECUTE YOU:  its one thing to be used but another thing to be despitefully used. Therefore, this is the double-dutch opportunity you’ve been waiting for. SHOW THEM THAT YOU ARE REALLY SAVED! In their eyes, you may look like a fool; but in the eyes of the LORD, you are a champion. Show them what you more than a conqueror.  Don’t worry as the same devil persecuted Jesus who  arose  victoriously! 

Do all of the above “…that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:  for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”   (Matthew 5:45) 

Have a Blessed day!

Worldwide Christians: “BEWARE OF LYING SPIRITS!”

“And he [a spirit] said, I WILL GO FORTH AND I WILL BE A LYING SPIRIT IN THE MOUTH of all his prophets.”  (I Kings 22:22 )  The devil is destroying the kosmos (social system) of this World. Frankly, lying spirits are everywhere on every level!

Ahab (king of Israel) invited Jehoshaphat (king of Judah) to fight against the Syrians. Without thinking, Jehoshaphat agreed; then he had second thoughts saying, “Enquire, I pray thee at the WORD OF THE LORD TODAY.” Simultaneously, the court of Heaven was watching from above and the LORD asked, “WHO SHALL PERSUADE AHAB THAT HE MAY GO UP AND FALL AT RAMOTH-GILEAD?  And one said on this manner and another said on that manner. AND THERE CAME FORTH A SPIRIT, AND STOOD BEFORE THE LORD, AND SAID, I WILL PERSUADE HIM….I WILL BE A LYING SPIRIT IN THE MOUTH OF ALL HIS PROPHETS.  And he [the LORD] said, THOU SHALT PERSUADE HIM AND PREVAIL ALSO: GO FORTH AND DO SO.” (I Kings 22:20-22)

So Ahab called all of his false prophets (with lying spirits) and Micaiah (a true prophet of God) whom he put in prison, “And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, THERE IS YET ONE MAN, MICAIAH the son of Imlah, BY WHOM WE MAY ENQUIRE OF THE LORD: BUT I HATE HIM; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, BUT EVIL. And Jehoshaphat said; Let not the king say so. Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, HASTEN HITHER MICAIAH…” (I Kings 22:8-9)

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

As you know, the devil and the Angels (sons of God) present themselves in the court of Heaven. Perhaps you have good sons and bad sons who present themselves once or twice a year to you (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year) as they come to visit with various excuses, you know the truth from a lie. Well, GOD created the Heavens and Earth; and the sons of God (supernatural beings) appear before HIM to give an account of their deeds. The Bible states, “Now THERE WAS A DAY WHEN THE SONS OF GOD CAME TO PRESENT THEMSELVES before the Lord, AND SATAN came also among them. AND THE LORD SAID unto Satan, WHENCE COMEST THOU? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, FROM GOING TO AND FRO IN THE EARTH AND FROM WALKING UP AND DOWN IN IT.” (Job 1:7-8)

The devil is destroying the kosmos (social system) which is NOW just as he did the World (the pre-Adamites or maybe lost Atlantis) which THEN WAS! Regardless, the devil is a LYING SPIRIT who sends his demons and agents to rob, steal, kill, and to destroy mankind. Lucifer ain’t coming in a tattered suit, big ugly nose, buck-teeth, pimples, hump in his back, flying on a broom, and toting a pitch fork. Instead, he or she is looking good! DO YOU HEAR ME! If the enemy is ugly, you WILL not open your door and you WILL change your phone number and address. Don’t allow yourself to be fooled by the devil because he does not wish good things for you in 2012.

Have a Blessed day!

Worldwide News: “Be Careful About Your Running Partners!”

YO home boys and home girls may not be the best company for you! “And Ahab king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat king of Judah, WILT THOU GO WITH ME TO RAMOTH-GILEAD? And he answered him, I AM AS THOU ART, AND MY PEOPLE AS THY PEOPLE; AND WE WILL BE WITH THEE IN WAR.” (II Chronicles 17:18)

King Jehoshaphat of Judah was a good king but he kept making bad decisions. For instance: (a) he became allies with wicked king Ahab of Israel (who married Jezebel, a Phoenician princess, false prophetess, and an idol worshipper of Baal); (b) he allowed his son (Jehoram) to marry king Ahab’s wicked daughter (Athaliah); (c) he was tricked into a battle which was none of his business that almost got him killed; and (d) he planned a business deal with king Ahaziah (son of the late king Ahab) that went sour,  “After this did Jehoshaphat join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:  And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongaber.  Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah…prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying,  Because thou has joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD HATH BROKEN THY WORKS.  And the ships were broken that they were not able to go to Tarshish.”  (II Chr. 22:35-37)

King Jehoshaphat did not ask GOD’s permission to sign up with Ahab until they got ready to go to war. “And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee at the word of the Lord today. Shall we go to battle or not?” (II Chronicles 18:4, 5) You know this whole scene angered GOD and He allowed a lying spirit to volunteer his to convince Ahab‘s false prophets. “And there came forth a spirit and stood before the Lord, and said, I WILL PERSUADE HIM …I WILL BE A LYING SPIRIT in the mouth of all his prophets. And he [the Lord] said, Thou shalt persuade him and prevail also: go forth and do so.” (I Kings 22:21-22) Inevitably, these two kings went to war against Syria and Ahab was full of himself. Ahab tricked Jehoshaphat into wearing his kingly robes BUT AHAB DISGUISED HIMSELF AS A PLAIN WARRIOR. When the Syrian’s rode up to Jehoshaphat’s chariot, he started squealing like a pig! Suddenly, the chariot riders pulled back realizing it was not king AHAB. Later on, the Syrians found Ahab and killed him (fulfilling Elijah the Tishbite’s prophecy, see I Kings 21:17-27) After all this fiasco, Jehoshaphat returned to Jerusalem in peace. WHAT A DAY!

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

YO home boys and home girls may not be the best company for you! FIRSTLY, did you ask the Lord to send you friends? SECONDLY, do your hook-ups lead you to safety zones? Are they selling you drugs? Do they encourage you to get drunk and act stupid? THIRDLY, are you searching the internet for kinky stuff and pleasure seeking? You may be entertaining demons and all sorts of lying spirits. FOURTHLY, what are you telling your friends? “YO girl and/or YO dude, it’s cool, you good, we tight, and every thang’s alright!”   Be careful and think about your life as the LORD’s eyes are in every place and there is nothing hidden from HIM!

Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation!

Worldwide Christians: “GOD keeps the Earth Rotating on its Axis!”

“LORD, thou has been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the EARTH and the WORLD, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art GOD.”  (Psalm 90:1-2)

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

GOD HIMSELF put a time frame on the Noahic Covenant and established a token for the covenant for perpetual generations, “God spake unto Noah and to his sons saying, I establish my covenant with you and with your seed after you; and with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth…neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth…This is the TOKEN OF THE COVENANT which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you for PERPETUAL GENERATIONS: I do set my BOW [i.e., the rainbow] in the cloud, AND IT SHALL BE FOR A TOKEN OF A COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND THE EARTH. And THE BOW SHALL BE IN THE CLOUD; AND I WILL LOOK UPON IT THAT I MAY REMEMBER THE EVERLASTING COVENANT BETWEEN GOD AND EVERY LIVING CREATURE OF ALL FLESH THAT IS UPON THE EARTH.” (Genesis 9:8-17)

Contrary to the scientific community, melting ice glaciers (from the North Pole) WILL NOT destroy the Earth.  GOD SAID, “…neither shall there any more is a flood to destroy the earth…”     “But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”  ( II Peter 3:7)  Apostle John said, “I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. In addition, I John say the holy city, NEW JERUSALEM coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them and be their God.”  (Revelation 21:1-3)

God keeps His WORD (which lasts forever) as He told Apostle John, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.” (Revelation 21:6) Thus, GOD created the Earth and GOD will put an end to the Earth! If God chooses: (a) He could hurl the Earth and the other planets off their axes into a distant galaxy, past the edges of the extended universe, or drop them  in a Black Hole; (b) He could discontinue the Sun’s warmth (thereby freezing the entire Earth and nearby planets) and blind the Moon and Stars; (c) He could allow gamma rays to break through the ozone and stratosphere layers to burn up the Earth; (d) He could allow meteorites or asteroids to crash into the Earth; or whatever God will not allow these things to destroy the Earth until the appointed time of its destruction with FIRE!

Have a Blessed day!

 

 

Worldwide News: “Look What the Devil did to YOU!”

“So the servants of the householder said,  Sir,  didst not thou sow good seed in thy field?  From whence then hath it tares [WEEDS]? He said unto them, AN ENEMY HATH DONE THIS. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? BUT HE SAID, NAY; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”   (Matthew 13:27-30)

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

This story is about the Parable of the TARES AND WHEAT “The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field. BUT WHILE MEN SLEPT, HIS ENEMY CAME AND SOWED TARES AMONG THE WHEAT AND WENT HIS WAY. BUT WHEN THE BLADE WAS SPRUNG UP AND BROUGHT FORTH FRUIT, THEN APPEARED THE TARES ALSO.”   (Matthew 13:24-26)

You started off in pretty good condition (with a place to stay, money in your pocket, transportation, good looks, nice teeth, decent clothing, a good job, a few helpful friends, a nice dog to walk in the evenings, and you watched good clean movies) AND THEN THE ENEMY CAME ALONG.  He or she said, “Let me show you how to live.”   With your eyes wide open and your understanding darkened, the enemy planted Seeds of Destruction in your garden (i.e., now you stay out all night, late to work, watch filthy movies, curse like a sailor, harbor bad thoughts, and hate Truth).  If your enemy was really living godly, he would want you to live right.  Instead, the enemy is living in the gutter (wrapped in clean clothes and driving a nice ride) and he wants you disguised in the same mud as to wash your face with clay.  BUT, You wanted to get “Real,” like him and be like the “World.”  Little did you know there is a price to pay, in Blood.  Now Weeds of SIN (i.e., lying, drugs, riches, lust, pride, lasciviousness, adultery, abominations, fornication, etc.) have overtaken your garden and choked The Truth (WORD OF GOD).

Still, GOD did not destroy you! Instead, He said, “Let the wheat and the tares grow together until the harvest…”  and  GOD said this for a REASON because it IS NOT time to harvest.   There is still time to change your allegiance from the devil to the Lord.  Just say, “Satan the LORD rebuke you and ASK THE LORD TO FORGIVE YOU and COME OUT OF YOUR MESS.”   The Lord will remove those so-called (soul eating) friends and they will fall into the ditch(es) they have dug for you.

May the Lord save you from your own stubbornness and the devil.

Worldwide News: “The Parable of the DRAG-NET!”

“The kingdom of heaven is like a NET that was cast into the sea and gathered of every kind: when it was FULL, they drew to shore, sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, BUT CAST THE BAD AWAY.  At the end of the World, the Angels shall come forth to sever the wicked from the just.”   (Matthew 13:47-50)

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

If you are in CHRIST JESUS, you ain’t got nothing to worry about!  This parable  (i.e., an Earthly story with a Heavenly meaning) should drive a nail into your heart to pin you down to righteous living.  If you are not in the LORD, you should examine yourself, repent, pray, make an-about-face, and live as if it’s your last day on Earth. Time is running out!

The lesson is for Jews and Gentiles alike as no one is excluded. You may be living with family or friends who DO NOT BELLIEVE in the LORD; or, you may be working with people who reject the Gospel. Let me give you words of advice.  In the movie, Color Purple, a Black man and wife were separated. During the separation, the man started seeing another woman who told his wife, “Harpo, he my man now!”   The wife said,  “Fine with me…”     OR, you can “shake the dust from your feet.”   Thus, if people don’t want to receive the Gospel, tell them “…that’s fine with me…” Don’t even beg-to-differ about issues, just maintain your Christian dignity.

The Bible states, “the wheat and the tares must grow together and the ANGELS [the reapers] will do the separating.”  The WHEAT are the Children of the Kingdom of God and the TARES are the Children of the Wicked one (the devil). The NET was cast into the Sea of Humanity (i.e., the World)   The Son of Man (JESUS) came to seek and to save the lost in the World which belongs to HIS FATHER!   The Lord will not use a big stick to beat people into submission. Instead, the choice to live for HIM is yours!

While it is DAY (i.e., the blood is running warm in your veins), you have time to come in out of the NIGHT.  Once the DARKNESS (i.e., Death) closes in on you, it will be too late as there is no life in the grave.  Like FISHERMEN, the Lord casts a DRAG-NET into the World to gather all men and women.  The Bible states, “The Son of man shall send forth his Angels and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father [GOD].”  (Matthew 13:41-43)

He who hath ears to hear, let him hear!