Worldwide News: “BLINDED MINDS!”

The Bible states,  “But if the gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost;  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of GOD, should shine unto them.”   (II Corinthians 4:3-4)  Who is the “…god of this world?”   Truly, this is the question of all ages and dispensations!  His name is  Lucifer who once was highly favored by GOD.  Now, he is a fallen spirit, persecutor,  and a devout enemy of the Lord GOD!


Did you know that the devil is playing you big time? 

Firstly, the devil works within you to trick you!  He attacks your inner man – the seat of your soul (i.e., your emotions, passions, desires, and appetites) and he works on your spirit (i.e.,  your intellect, will, and mental faculties).

Your station in life is totally irrelevant to the devil.  He don’t care if you’re an innocent little baby, toddler, teenager, or a grandma/grandpa (to 50 great grand-children), doctor, lawyer, judge, congressman, dentist, or Indian chief!   Here is an innocent example, a five year old (little Johnny) spills the beans on his older brother (Billy) saying,  “Billy ate the cookies…”  but the tattler doesn’t say that he ate one-half-dozen by himself!  Yet, this little child knows how to thwart the attention away from himself to his older brother.  So, the Mom says,  “Billy, did you do this?” 

Secondly, the devil  works on your body or your flesh!   The devil will make you look either like King-Kong or wrap you up in some kind of attire (silks, fine linen, purple, gold, scarlet, fuchsias, blues, lavenders, yellows, pinks, or whatever) to seduce others.  He will plaster you with tattoos, body/tongue piercing, skin-dyes, vulgar (girly and boyish) attire, and/or dress you up like something that you are not!

Sometimes, we mimic and copy what we see on television and the internet but we have no idea we are sending out wrong signals – until something bad happens!  The enemy will do whatever it takes to violate your rights and fellowship with the Lord GOD.

(a) Haven’t you seen men, young men, and teens with their pants hanging below their undergarments?  What a shame! 

(b) Haven’t you seen women, young women, and teens with their thongs (undergarments) rising up above their jeans?  What a shame!  

(c) Haven’t you seen nice looking girls and guys (dressed like a million dollars) but they got arrested for prostitution and/or drugs.  What a shame! 

If you haven’t seen these things or crazy dressers, Goggle – Walmart People!   You will not be able to keep a straight face.

Thirdly, the devil  is your personal accuser!  Revelation 12:10 states,   “…for the accuser of our brethren is cast down which accused them before our God day and night…” After Lucifer convinces you to act out your anger, to fight, to kill, to rob, to slander, to destroy, to gossip against, to commit adultery or fornication, to break up families, to molest and rape, to kidnap, to plot against family members and friends (including co-workers, supervisors, mangers, neighbors, etc.), Lucifer flies to Heaven (to stand before the Lord GOD)  to personally accuse you for your mistakes and sins.  In fact, the devil does not tell the truth that he encouraged you to make an ass out of yourself and to break fellowship with GOD!   

Check this out!  The devil accuses you while you are talking, walking, sitting, bathing, running, eating, drinking, golfing, swimming, climbing mountains, hiking, fishing, flying, vacationing, working, teaching, working in the cafeteria, sitting in class, riding on a train or boat, making love, and/or sleeping; and the devil tattles on us (you and I)   “…day and night…”   

Is this a true friend or not?  Do we have  “BLINDED MINDS?”  

Have a Blessed Day! 


Worldwide News: “Clothed in PURPLE and FINE LINEN!”

The Bible states,  “There was a certain rich man which was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day:  And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus which was laid at his gate, full of sores…and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table…moreover the dogs came and licked the beggar’s sores.  AND it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom. AND  the rich man  also died and was buried and in hell he lift up his eyes being in torments and seeth Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. AND the rich man cried and said,  FATHER Abraham have mercy on me and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue;  for I am tormented in this flame.  BUT Abraham said, Son remember that thou in thy life time receivedst thy good things and likewise Lazarus evil things but now he is comforted and thou art tormented.”    (Luke 16:19-25)  Life was no different on the other side of cross as the rich lived well and the poor lived in poverty.  Like today, we all have one thing in common, death and life after death! 


We are not given the name of the certain rich man but we know the name of the beggar, Lazarus.  

(A) Assumingly, the rich man had a great life and he was an elaborate dresser during his day “…clothed in purple and fine linen…”  As you know the “color purple and fine linen” denotes royalty and wealth. Don’t forget,  this man fared sumptuously all the timeThe rich man’s diet did not include hominy grits, beans, collar greens, and hot water cornbread.  He ate the delights of his day…gazelle, breads made from wheat grain, fine herbs, and the best foods prepared by the finest cook(s).  He drank expensive wines and sat at the table of the elite of his day.  The rich man didn’t have to worry about changing his sheets, making up the beds, dusting, or mopping the floors because he paid servants to do chores and empty his urine pots.

(B)  If lucky, the poor man (Lazarus) ate barley the feed for horses and mule; but generally, Lazarus sat at the rich man’s gate waiting for  “… crumbs…”    Thus, we can assume the poor man was hungry all the time as there were no soup kitchens to feed the poor.  Even worse, Lazarus sat in his urine and there was no body to wait on him as he was the poorest of the poor. He didn’t have a bed to sleep in as he was homeless; and naturally, he didn’t take baths, use body creams, or change under/outer garments.    Unfortunately, Lazarus could not get medicine because  there were no “free clinics.”   But the dogs took pity on Lazarus as they licked his sores.  In fact, the rich man’s servants did not take notice of the poor man at the gate because they were too busy bowing and bending to the rich man’s needs.

Common Denominators:  Both of these men were BEGGARS (one in real life and the other in the underworld), both Jewish men,  and they both experienced death and life after death!  After his suffering and death, Lazarus (taken by angels to the bosom of Abraham) experienced total bliss in Paradise.  He was no longer a beggar!  Instead of sitting at the rich man’s gate, he laid his head in Father Abraham’s bosom.  Unlike Lazarus, the rich man was now the beggar who was pleading to Father Abraham to send Lazarus to comfort him.  In his life on Earth, the rich man never begged for anything and he was never in torment. Oh excuse me – the rich man was in “TORMENTS” – notice the word is in plural form!   During his life time on Earth,  the rich man walked around or stepped over Lazarus  (and other beggars down the road)  who sat in their smelly clothes and he never helped them.

IN SUMMARY:  We must learn to help others.  There is nothing wrong with looking good and living well, but we must take the time to assist others who are less fortunate.  For sure, we must do the Lord’s will!  Remember, your kindness and good will not always be appreciated; so do it unto the Lord GOD! Also, the things you refuse to do (helping the poor and needy) is being recorded daily in Heaven by the Angels.  Whatever you sow that shall ye also reap!

Have a Blessed Day!

Worldwide News: “Are You Like Ricky or Dickey? WHAT DO YOU THINK? “

The Bible states,  “A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.  He answered and said,  I will not:  but afterward he repented, and went.  And he came to the second son and said likewise.  And he answered and said, I go, sir:  and went not.  Whether of the twain did the will of his father?  They said unto JESUS,  The first.”  (Mathew 21:28-31b)


The name of the “certain man” is not important but the lesson behind the man’s story is.  Let’s call the man,  Mr. Roberts and the name of his first son, (A) Ricky  and the second son, (B) Dickey.


(A)  RICKY:  Perhaps, he was the firstborn;  and so, his Father asked him to work in the family’s vineyard.  Must a Father ask his son for help?  Shouldn’t a son get up in the morning to help his Dad?  Usually (the night before), most family’s discuss chores, weekly calendar events, and bills. Although we do not know Ricky’s age, he was old enough to reject his Dad’s request but the Dad should have knocked him out.  I’m certain Ricky was as tall and strong as his Father.  After all, he was living in his Dad’s house.

However, Ricky had a strong character but he had a heart. He rejected his Father’s request saying,  “I will not…”   Most likely, Ricky walked away sure of himself.  Maybe, Ricky planned to go out that day to swim with his friends and/or he was just lazy.  Whatever the reason, Ricky changed his mind.  Afterwards, Ricky displayed remorse for his behavior.  He thought about the many, many things his Father did for him and he got convicted.  And so, Ricky turned himself around, repented,  and went to work in the vineyard!  Good boy! 

(B) Dickey:  Perhaps, he was youngest of the two brethren and (like his brother) he was of age and height to reject his Father‘s request.  Unlike his older brother, Dickey had a nastiness about himself.  He was a real “punk”  (a deceitful and a polite liar).  Check it out!  Dickey answered,   “I go sir…”   but   “…he went not.”    Notice, he was a smooth operator as he called his Father,  “…Sir…”    He made it sound as if he was immediately leaving for the vineyard!   But he knew dog-gawn well he didn’t care one bit about the vineyard. Bad boy!

How many times did we promise (the LORD, ourselves,  parents, or teachers) to do the right thing?  “How many times did we say to the bill collector, we sent the payment in last week but did not…How many times did we promise to take the spouse or family out to dinner but we came home mad from work and we did not…How many times did we promise to take care of the honey-to-do-list but we did not! ”  Like Dickey, we refuse to repent or have a change of mind to do the right thing.  Frankly, our hearts are not right with GOD!  Instead of  “doing the right thing,” we take matters into our own hands and we make huge mistakes.

IN SUMMARY:  Like both of these young men (Ricky and Dickey), we reject the Word of the Lord and His Commandments.  At some point in time, we must obey and return to the Lord. For sure (unless you have a crystal ball), we do not know the disasters or storms (spiritual, emotional, financial, or physical) heading our way.  Anytime you have choices to make, be careful that you weigh all against the odds.

Here is a chuckle for you!  If you are planning to get married, be sure to casually drop in on his/her parents.  Catch them off guard! With surprise visits, you may  find the house in disorder and/or see the family in “living color.”   I’m not talking about catching them with their hairpiece on the table and their teeth soaking in the soup bowl!  

Bad genes can be passed down from one generation to another!   If the bride’s Mother is fat or untidy, you can project the Mother’s image in years to come onto the daughter.    Likewise, if the Father is sloppy and slumped over drinking beers all day, you can imagine your future husband behaving like his Dad.   If the house is full of clutter (not ordinary), you can expect your future spouse to follow the same pattern as his/her parents.   Your girlfriend or boyfriend may look alright for now but just you wait!    I am thinking of what Flip Wilson (a deceased  comic/actor) said, “What you see ain’t what you get…”  

Back to the lesson!  My question is,   “WHAT DO YOU THINK? Are you like Ricky or Dickey?”   Which of these two brothers are you?   Is  JESUS calling you to do something for HIM in HIS vineyard?   Perhaps, JESUS is calling you to faithfully serve Him.   JESUS  is not asking you to swim the  English Channel or to climb the highest mountain.  Instead, JESUS is calling all of us to come unto HIM saying,  “Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me for My yoke is easy and My burdens are light…”   

Have a Blessed Day!


Worldwide News: “Publicans and WHORES will enter into the Kingdom of GOD before some SAINTS and PASTORS!”

JESUS said,  “Verily, I say unto you [the chief priests and elders],  That the publicans and harlots [whores] will go into the Kingdom of GOD before you.  For John came unto you in the way of righteousness and ye believed him not:  but the publicans and harlots believed him;  and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe…”   (Matthew 21:31-32)  Thus, the believing publicans and whores will make it into the Kingdom of GOD, but the chief priests, elders, so-called saints and pastors ain’t!


IS JESUS ON TARGET OR NOT?  You bet your last dollar.  He’s got our number (past, present, and future).  Many people spend tons of money on fortune-tellers,  astrology cards, gypsy palm readers, calling 1-800-xxx-xxxx  numbers, or whatever; but there is no body like JESUS! 

Prostitution is one of the oldest and sinful professions and it was founded by the supernatural king, Lucifer (the most anointed cherub). What a paradox!   Satan [Lucifer] was in EDEN (the Garden of GOD) and  his garments were covered with precious and semi-precious stones (including gold). No wonder the celebrities (and some of us poor folks) love to have precious and semi-precision stones and crystals sown into their garments with silver and gold threads.

Not only was Lucifer dressed in glad rags, he was absolutely beautiful to look upon.  In fact, the Bible says that Lucifer was “…perfect in beauty!”  In other words, he did not need cosmetic surgery or embellishments such as false eyelashes, hair dye, wigs, attachments, wrinkle creams, diet pills, tummy tucks, and/or false body parts.  HE WAS PERFECT FROM CREATION!

Like Mr. Vanity (Lucifer), most of us are vain and we want to look good.  Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong looking good but if you are doing it to sexually tease or entice others, it is wrong!  You see, a lot of stuff (things pleasing to the eyes) will get you in trouble.  For instance, lots of people get tattoos or asymmetrical hair cuts and other stuff to attract people.  Don’t get me wrong, different things for different folks!  BUT, some folks like to “freak-out” people just to get attention.  Like their daddy (the devil), non-repenting publicans and whores will do or say anything to get what they want from others!

A repenting and a godly-sorrowful sinner (drunkard, lying judge, lawyer, drug dealer, two-timing partner, publican, whore, etc.) CAN BE SAVED in a “BLINK of an EYE!”   They only have to seek the Kingdom of GOD and HIS righteousness!  Furthermore, a saved sinner will make it into the Kingdom of GOD before the most pious saints and pastors!

Have a Blessed Day!

Worldwide News: “Have U ever seen a NAKED BIRD?”

The Bible states,  Behold the fowls of the air for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns;  yet your heavenly Father FEEDETH THEM.  Are ye not much better than they [birds]?  Wherefore, if GOD so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall HE not much more clothe you,  O ye of little faith?  (Matthew 6:26-30)   Once (as a child, age 8), I saw a dead naked bird and he really looked bad.  It looked as if he tried to fly (or fell out of his Mama’s nest tot he ground) but I could never understand why he was naked and where were his clothes!  Along these same lines, I’d like to ask you the question,  “Have U ever seen a NAKED FLYING BIRD?” 


I’m certain HE laughs at us a great deal.  It just don’t seem right for GOD to be boring as HE’S given us so many good comedians to make us laugh!

So, why do we worry about this and that and that and this?  For instance, you lay down a night thinking about the rent or mortgage, money, babysitting, tuition, and how to pay the utility companies (water, gas, electric, garbage). Why did your guests eat so much turkey/dressing/cranberry sauce (at Thanksgiving, Xmas, or New Year)?   Why did they take home 3 plates of food, beverages, and a whole pie with 3 slices of the cake?  Now, you ain’t  got much left to eat for the week.

If ever anyone understood money, it was Matthew (the tax collector) whom the Jewish people hated with a great passion.  No wonder, Matthew wrote,  “Judge not that ye be not judged.”   The people hated his occupation but Matthew seemed like a pretty nice guy.   To this very day, people hate tax collectors and some people have nothing good to say about their collection methods.

Knowing JESUS  changes everything!  After Matthew’s conversion, he saw life very differently.  Prior to collecting taxes from the people, he bugged folks about their payments/arrearages and (being a tax collector) he kept accurate records.  After Matthew’s conversion, he wrote,  “Therefore, I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat and the body more than raiment?”  (Matthew 6:25)  I ask you, does he sound like a tax collector?  Do you know any tax people who will say,  “Oh, don’t worry about anything just take life easy – especially if you don‘t have the money to pay back your taxes?” 

If you are struggling (for any reason) and it seems that life’s handed a bad card to you, then, this Blog is for you! Do not take any more risks and put your confidence in JESUS!  For this reason, many people are turning to the Lord as never before.

Are ye not much better than BIRDS?    Consider,  “…the fowls of the air for they sow not…neither do they reap…nor gather into barns…yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.”   If you ain’t got a job or money, keep praying, keep knocking on doors, keep seeking, keep believing, and join a Gospel preaching church.  You must make known your needs.  You will find the most kindest of people in church and a few snobs;  but don’t worry about them or the complainers.

The Church belongs to JESUS who paid for it with HIS blood and life!   It is the Lord GOD who will bless you through the good, the bad, and the ugly people.  In fact, the Lord will use your enemies as your footstool!

Have a Blessed Day!

Worldwide News: “CUSSING makes the Devil HAPPY!”

The Bible states,  MY little children, these things write I unto you that ye sin not.  And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, JESUS CHRIST, the righteous…HE is the propitiation for our sins and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.  He that saith, I know Him and keep not His commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him.  But whoso keepeth JESUS’ Word in him, verily is the love of GOD perfected:  hereby know we that we are in HIM.  He (man or woman) that saith he/she abideth in CHRIST ought himself/herself also so to walk, even as JESUS walked.”   (1 John 2:1-6)  We all know that the devil is the father of lies and every other fowl sin.  If you ain’t acting like JESUS CHRIST, youse acting like the other party, the devil!  So, “CUSSING makes the Devil HAPPY”  as it show don’t make him mad1  


Most people don’t like to be around holier-than-thou people!  In other words, they consider these types party-poopers because they don’t share the same excitement of recreation, games, sport, sex, or whatever.  They want you to cuss like sailors who are notorious for using four letter cuss words.  In fact, there is a video gone viral of a “cussing toddler”  who puts a Singapore, bad-mouth sailor to shame!  You see, the devil has no shame to age and he will use anyone (including a toddler) to air dirty words.   Do you think the toddler knows better or not?  No way! He is just doing as instructed. But, the devil is happy!   

Have you ever attended a wild party?  If so, there is nothing bizarre about  excessive drinking, hard core partying, vulgar dancing,  folks  stripping off their clothes, others (fully dressed) diving into the swimming pool or spa, people pairing off into dark corners, some disappearing into closets,  and there is a sense of mutual contentment in the room.   

Those who seek to follow CHRIST JESUS will fully understand this BlogAs a believer, you are one of the LORD’S  “little children”  who abide in CHRIST!  When you fall or make mistakes, you know that you have an advocate in JESUS:  (a)   For instance, you attended a wild party as described above and you had one too many colorful sodas.  Maybe you jumped into the swimming pool with your clothes on and your friends pulled you out. Well now, you did not sin; but you did act like a fool.  Just in case, ASK THE LORD TO FORGIVE YOU.  Did you lose your place in CHRIST?   Not if you repented!   (b)  For instance, you drank too much and woke up the next day, butt naked on the floor!  Did you sin?  Don’t ask me, I wasn’t there!   For obvious reasons, we must keep the LORD’S commandments!

In summary,  1 John 2:12 states,  I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for HIS name’s sake.”    In CHRIST JESUS, some of us are newborns, infants, teens, young adults, old adults, and even old, old, old folks but we are called little children. The LORD knows that we are human and humans do stupid things!  Do not forget that you have an advocate, CHRIST JESUS!

Have a Blessed Day! 

Worldwide News: “The DEVIL has a BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL just for YOU!”

The Bible states,  “THEN was JESUS led up of the Spirit unto the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.  And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, HE was hungry.  And when the tempter  (the DEVIL) came to Jesus, he said….(1) If thou be the Son of GOD, command that these stones be made bread;  (2) If thou be the Son of GOD, cast thyself down for it is written, GOD shall give His angels charge concerning thee…(3)  If Thou fall down and worship me, I will give thee all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them…”   (Matthew 4:1-9)   Just keep on living, the devil is coming to tempt you.  Honey, you may be thinking all is honky-dory because the bills are paid, you have regained financial and personal status within the company and among family, friends, and neighbors.  LOOK OUT!  “The DEVIL has a blue light SPECIAL just for you!”  


We all know JESUS is the SON OF GOD.  In fact, there is a wonderful movie coming out in February 2014 entitled “The Son of God” which I cannot wait to see it!  Why do you think the movie makers are creating great Biblical films?  The LORD is coming back again and (like it or not) everyone will have the chance to hear the WORD of GOD.  Make no mistake the Gospel is being preached in all nations – sometimes on street corners, in jails, parks, caves, homes, basements, in sign languages, or where ever.  In St. Matthew 28:19, JESUS said, “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teach them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:  and, LO, I am with you always, even unto the end of the World.” 

Let us examine the particular scenario for JESUS in Matthew Chapter 4:

(1) Prior to His trip to the wilderness for testing, JESUS was prepared in Heaven:  (a) JESUS is The Lamb of GOD  and JESUS was already slain before the foundation of the World and JESUS reigned in full glory  with His FATHER in Heaven;  (b) After JESUS’ manifestation, John baptized HIM in water, the Jordan River;  and  (c) The SPIRIT of GOD spiritually baptized JESUS in the bodily form of a dove descending upon Him. GOD said, This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”  (Matthew 3:16-17)  Thus, JESUS was filled with the Holy Ghost!

Without question, we’ve got to be prepared for our journey in the wilderness.  Have you received water and spiritual baptism?  You cannot go out into the deep jungle without a guide, extra people, medical supplies, preparation, provisions, and ammunition – especially if you are facing lions, tigers, bears, and poisonous snakes!  Are you facing the concrete jungle such as booger-bear managers or supervisors, deceitful co-workers, a dishonest wife or husband, a back-stabbing ex, a two-timing boyfriend or girlfriend, and/or lying-wayward teens?  If so, trouble is on every hand and just maybe you’d rather face a mountain lion because you know his agenda –  you as THE MAIN DISH!  Rather,  you face ongoing troubles everyday (and perhaps year after year) from the same people!

(2)  The SPIRIT OF GOD led JESUS into the wilderness to be tested of the devil. Maybe you think this testing was by mistake but it was not.   The Lord GOD wants you to know that if the devil tempted JESUS, he will attack you!  Just because you try to live a holy life, the devil doesn’t care if you pray or chant 12 times a day or if St. Peter speaks to you in dreams.

It is great to have a prayer covering but you still need the Holy Ghost because He is GOD’S Executive Agent.  As the Holy Spirit stands in the presence of GOD, He delivers what He hears to you (the believer).  God ain’t gonna tell you everything because you ain’t gonna obey all the way anyhow!  However, GOD will give you specifics and warnings but the choice is yours to obey or not to obey!    

(3)  The devil used JESUS’ identity to force Him to test GOD the FATHER.  However, the devil was not successful – Praise the Lord!  The tempter kept saying,  “If thou be the Son of God…”  do this or that!   

The devil will always try to destroy you, especially your integrity and identity.  If the devil can put a “crack”  in your foundation, he may break you down.    When the foundation of any building is shaken by a good seismic earthquake, the building will crack,  split,  or fall to the ground.  For this reason, you must build your spiritual house upon the rock (CHRIST JESUS) as all other ground is sinking sand!

(4)  The devil will make unrealistic promises and he will promise things which DO NOT belong to him. In fact, the tempter promised to give  “…all the kingdoms of the world and their glory…”  to our Lord!  Don’t you see how ridiculous this is?  The kingdoms of the world belong to GOD because the WORLD, the SOLAR SYSTEM,  and the UNIVERSE (at large and beyond) belong to THE CREATER (GOD)! 

Well now (as we come back down to Earth), here is a bit of advice:  I don’t care if  the sugarist of sugar-daddy’s promises you 5 mink coats, don’t you sin against the Lord GOD!  I don’t care if a billionaire promises to give you a million dollars, don’t you sin against the Lord GOD!  I don’t care if your neighbor’s husband/wife tells you that he/she is unhappy with his spouse, don’t you fall for that tale and sin against the Lord GOD!  Stay focused and run every lie, promise, and plot before the Lord GOD!  

In summary,   “The DEVIL has a Blue Light SPECIAL just for YOU!” so be on guard!

Have a Blessed Day!