Worldwide News: “GOD HEARS YOU!”

The Bible says, “And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.”  (I John 5:14)

The Lord hears and knows every one of our thoughts, words, deeds, including the number of hairs on our heads. There is nothing He does not know about you. If you are a child of God, you should have more confidence in Him than you do in the President or government of your country as mankind lies all the time and they fail to keep their promises.

If you have petitions before the LORD, be assured that HE is listening and HE will not fail to answer.  Just because you don’t get a reply or a Fed Ex in the mail today, tomorrow, or next week,  it does not mean that the LORD will not answer!  You’ve got to wait on HIM.  Be quiet, shut up, keep your chin up, and praise HIS Holy Name!  GOD never FAILS! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever! Please read on, “GOD HEARS YOU!”

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

This Blog is for some body out there who is having trouble believing in the LORD JESUS CHRIST! Presently, you are feeling mighty low and you think the Lord has forgotten you because things are messed up in your life. I know exactly what you are going through because I’ve been there.

You wonder why things aren’t going well especially when you’ve carefully planned for everything to fall into place. Instead, all hell breaks loose. In fact, the dog and/or the cat is grumpy. Have you been there? Moreso, are you there right now?

Well, I have news for you all. The LORD GOD does not want us to represent Him as little wimps neither should we waddle in the mud! He does not want us walking around ashamed with our heads hung down low and our inner spirits whipped into submission by this evil world. He does not want us to look upon our problems as if there is no hope for us. He does not want us to be unhappy because of our spouses, loved ones, family members, friends, children, neighbors, co-workers, supervisors, managers, people who complain all the time, people who find fault, and this includes unhappy church members.

Lets take a look at two Apostles Peter and John . In Acts 4:13, the rulers, elders, and scribes could not believe their ears as Apostle Peter spoke with authority to them and a crowd of five thousand (5,000) men. Peter was filled with the Holy Ghost/the Holy Spirit (the Third Person of the Godhead).

The Word tells us not to give thought to what we shall say or do because the Holy Ghost will give us gainsay over our enemies – this is exactly the authority given to Peter and John. Apostle Peter said, “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man [the impotent man] stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whebvwhereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4: 10-12)

Now the Sanhedrin, Sadducees, elders, priests, learned men (including all present), were amazed because neither Apostle Peter or John were learned men. In fact, they were commoners or rather persona non gratas (that’s what people call me).  You ain’t got to have a PhD, BS, BA, DDS, or whatever to receive the Holy Ghost! If the LORD made Balaam’s donkey to talk, the LORD can put HIS Words in your mouth!

The enemy afflicts and torments the children of God with great pain and daggers as there is always somebody waiting to challenge you on anything and everything you say or do. Don’t worry!  Your enemies are behaving as their father the dEVIL (a.k.a. the roaring lion seeking whom he may devour). Folks ain’t never gonna give up trying to knock you down. But, you can get up and stay up with JESUS CHRIST!

Don’t let the dEVIL tell you that God does not hear you and that God does not like you! That is a lie from hell! GOD LOVES YOU and it is HIS will that you prosper, live abundantly, and have everlasting life! Don’t you ever forget it! Remember, “GOD HEARS YOU!”

Happy Easter!

 

 

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Worldwide News: “WHAT TRAIN ARE YOU TAKING?”

The Bible says, “He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within My house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in My sight. I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the City of the Lord.” (Psalm 101:7-8)   Again, I ask the question,  “WHAT TRAIN ARE YOU TAKING?”

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

We live in a society which accepts everything and anybody no matter what! We call good evil and evil good! How many times have you tried to live right and all hell breaks loose on you. It seems like your life is “Busting Loose!”

Like the Parable of Seeds in the New Testament, many people have not allowed the Word of GOD to sink into their hearts. For this reason, they waiver back and forth as the winds of sickness, financial disasters, let downs, frustrations, funny business, unfaithful spouses, unfaithful friends, unemployment, or whatever it is blows upon their lives. Very few people make comebacks and many fall by the wayside.

When you get the chance, read the entire verses of Psalm 101:1-8. King David says, “I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way…I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside: it shall not cleave to me.”  As we all know, king David sinned but he repented of his sin(s) and he stopped disobeying the LORD GOD.

Like David, we should behave ourselves. This includes walking, talking, and living right in our houses as well as in public. The Lord does not want us to be hypocrites. We must not confess to be like Christ, but, technically we are living in the basement of sin and shame. When folks come to your home, do you have to hide certain magazines?

In fact, king David asked this question, “O when wilt thou come unto me?”  This is a very important question!  The Spirit of the Lord cannot dwell in an unclean vessel. If we are to be used of the Lord, we must keep our hearts, minds, souls, and actions clean. Well, you may be asking, say what? Let me say this. You sweep your floors, clean yours houses, wash your dishes, wash you clothes, wash your hair, brush your teeth, comb your hair, wash your cars, paint you houses, buy expensive clothes, etc. Don’t you? Normally, you don’t want others to catch your house in a mess because they might think ill of you. If people casually drop by, you just might be embarrassed.  Some people are more careful about their cars than their houses.  For instance, you cannot eat or drink in their cars but you can through candy wrappers and peanuts on the floor in their homes.

Well, the Lord only comes to clean vessels! When JESUS looks upon us, He sees right through us. He is looking for a clean vessel without spots, blemishes, and wrinkles. That’s why we have to cleanse ourselves daily in the Word of God! We have to shed our dirty garments through His Word and His Word cleanses us. If you read the Bible and meditate upon the Word rather than watching “Hollywood Housewives” or the “Walking Dead,” you will find many changes taking place in your life.

God does not want us slandering our neighbors, whoring, cheating, looking down on the poor, lifting up our heads with high looks, frowning and making faces at others, mistreating the needy, being stingy as we refuse to buy food or dinners  for the hungry, or clothing for the naked, etc.”  In fact, the Lord says, “I will cut off him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.” (Psalm 101:5)

Now I’d like you to listen to some music about “TRAINS BOUND FOR GLORY!” There are many groups and bands, but here is one with a little upbeat to it:

         The Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe

                The Old Crow Medicine Show

singing,       “This Train is Bound for Glory!”

The words to this song are great. Allow me to paraphrase, “This train is bound for glory this train…don’t carry nobdy but the righteous and holy…don’t carry no liars, hypocrites, compromisers, etc…this train”

Don’t forget my question, “WHAT TRAIN ARE YOU TAKING?”

Have a Blessed Day!

 

Worldwide News: “STOP BEING A FLUNKY TO SIN!”

The Bible says, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the LORD, and touch not the unclean thing: and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” (II Corinthians 6:17-18)  Please read on,  “STOP Being a FLUNKY to SIN!” 

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME: 

Please allow me to put it into words we all may understand!

Stop selling yourself for a carton or pack of cigarettes.

Stop selling yourself for botox or plastic surgery.

Stop selling yourself for a puff of crack cocaine.

Stop selling yourself into bondage.

Stop selling yourself for a promotion.

Stop selling yourself for favoritism.

Stop selling yourself to please others.

Stop selling yourself to walk on the red carpet in Hollywood.

Stop selling yourself to be on a talk program.

Stop doing tricks to attend the Festival de Cannes.

Stop parading for show-and-tell at the Kentucky Derby.

Stop selling yourself for an acting part in a movie.

Stop selling yourself to play in an orchestra or pop band.

Stop selling yourself for a pair of designer shoes or clothing.

Stop selling yourself for a seat in the White House.

Stop selling yourself to sit in a bias cabinet no matter what the country, state, city, or town.

Stop selling yourself for sex and prostitution.

Stop selling your children into bondage.

Stop selling your children into prostitution.

Stop pretending to be something that you are not.

Stop kissing the hand of the Pope. You don’t have to bow and bend to others no more.

Stop running behind folks because they have fame, fortune, or false power.

Stop running with the crowd.

Do you hear what the Spirit of God is saying? You are commanded to “…come out from among them [sinners] and be ye separate…touched not the unclean thing…”   That means, you have to abandon your old ways. When your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriends, family members, or whomever drags you into something that is not acceptable to the LORD, you’ve got to say, “No thanks!”  You’ve got to separate yourself! You are not to touch the unclean thing – no matter what!

The LORD GOD is watching every move you make and every word, thought, and deed you (WE) do is being recorded! Just imagine!   If the city cameras (which are constantly recording) should display every movememt you (and people) make on billboards, special television channels (24/7), and on the Internet, you might be put to shame.  Most of the main broadcasting networks will go out of business.  In fact, you just might see yourself and people you know in unfavorable places! What will you say to your significant other or family?

A lot of folks will be in big, big, big trouble! Some people will be caught coming out of undesirable places at weird hours during the night. Some people will be caught in alley ways doing stuff that will get them arrested.  Some people have been caught and sentenced shop lifting in stores – thanks to the cameras! Others have been caught breaking into houses! Baby sitters have been caught slapping and mistreating babies and children left in their care! And, many others have been caught with their pants and panties down in bathrooms, hallways, clubs, backdoors, and restaurants!

Don’t let the dEVIL fool you like that trickster did Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden! Your soul is more precious than silver and gold,   “….you were purchased with the Blood of Christ…” ((I Peter 1:18-21)

No matter who you are and no matter how deep in sin you may be, you can still come to the LORD!  The formula is simple,  “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the LORD JESUS and shalt believe in thine heart that GOD hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteouosness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved.” (Romans 10:9-11, 13)

Remember these words, “STOP BEING A FLUNKY TO SIN!”

Have a Blessed Day!

 

Worldwide News: “Your SOUL was not purchased with SILVER or GOLD!”

 

The Bible says,   “For as much as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers: But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot…Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you. Who by Him do believe in God, that raised Him up from the dead and gave Him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.” (I Peter 1:18-21)    Read on,  “Your SOUL was not purchased with SILVER or GOLD!” 

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

There is nothing cheap about our LORD JESUS CHRIST and there is nothing cheap about you!   Stop selling yourself for cheap things and reach for a higher level of living in Christ Jesus!

As you know the soul and spirit lives because it is immortal but the body (your earthly vessel) goes back to the dirt. Ain’t no body (no matter how much they love you) gonna embalm you and seat you at the breakfast table so they can look at you! At some point, family members will have him or her tested for psychiatric reasons. Furthermore, family members and friends (overcome by creepiness) will stop coming by to visit that mentally disturbed family member. In fact, seeing a dead person sitting at the kitchen table will frighten the dicknens out of folks! The Word says “…let the dead bury the dead…” 

Sometimes, we put more emphasis on things, money, metals (silver, gold), precious stones and semi-precious stones, assets, homes, businesses, stocks, bonds, investments, companies, land, water rights,  people, cars, boats, airplanes, jets, including other human beings. However, there is nothing more important than the spirit and soul. We’ve got to ask ourselves one specific question, “Where will we spend eternity?” As most people know, you ain’t gonna take nothing with you because “….naked you came into the world and naked you’re leaving the world…” 

Our LORD and SAVIOR was predestined to hang on the Cross for all of us.  JESUS was “…foreordained before the foundation of the world…”  ( I Peter 1:20) Furthermore,  JESUS is   “…the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world…” (Revelation 13:8)   If JESUS died for us, certainly, we can live for HIM as we owe our souls, spirits, and bodies to HIM.   You and I   “…were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold with the precious blood of Christ…”  

You need to listen to the Word of GOD! No matter the vain conversations you’ve heard from unbelieving parents, gossiping hens and roosters, oral/written traditions of men, the morale majority including all moral majorities, if they ain’t living right as dictated by the Word of God, you ain’t gonna see God in peace.   Why?  If good clean living is not based on the Bible, you’re on your way to hell and the pathway to hell is long and open wide.

Stop listening to folk who are living it up and doing their own thang because there is nobody to check them or they have the power, money, or prestige. One day, all that frivolous living will catch up with them.   Here is another point.  When you’re up all night (worrying about your health, bills, sick relatives, studying, or whatever), you will have ten bags beneath each eye. Your appearance will change and people (who know you well) will ask “…are you ok?” 

If you are taking the advice of people who live by their own principles, you will eventually crash. Look at the celebrities who have died too soon and others who have been let-go or released by the major studios. Some of these actors have been banned from the lots. The dEVIL robbed them of their good looks, talents, extended memories of speaking parts and speeches, and so forth. They are no longer profitable for Hollywood and so they are out-casts!

There’s and old saying, “…when you down you’re down and when you’re out you’re out…”   I beg to differ because with CHRIST JESUS this is not true! There is ONE  (and ONLY ONE)  WHO will redeem you, forgive you, bestow mercy on you, and lift you up out of the dirt.

If you know someone  who is down and out and remind yourself (family and friends), “YOU were not purchased with SILVER or GOLD but with the PRECIOUS BLOOD OF THE LAMB, CHRIST JESUS!”

Have a Blessed Day!

 

 

 

Worldwide News: “STOP PLAYING STUPID!”

 

The Bible says,

“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then, we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (I Thessalonians 4:13-18) Read on and “STOP PLAYING STUPID!”

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

JESUS IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD AND HE NOW SITS ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD!  As Christians, we must stay aware of the fundamental truths beneath our faith in JESUS CHRIST!   Why? HE IS LORD! There is none other god. No matter how the other religions declare their prophets to be GOD’s man,  do not accept their dogmas, it’s a lie!  Ain’t nobody seen their prophets talking to GOD! All of their prophets are D- E-A -D in the grave and descended to the underworld (not into the Heavens). Ask yourself these questions – What’s they’s doing down there? Is they’s been seen walking up here in the land of the living? Did anybody see them taken up into a cloud? 

Most people think if they don’t know something, they are not accountable – so they will not get in trouble! This is not necessarily true. For instance, if you tell your 14 year old son/daughter to wash the dishes and they don’t, they claim, “Mom, I didn’t hear you…”  Here is another example, you call your 16 year old son/daughter on the cell phone and they don’t answer! Why? It’s an at-will thing because he/she claims, “the call never came through” but they saw your caller ID!  Instead, they elected not to answer your call.  They think that “being slick” is the key to success but it is not! Instead, “being slick” gets you in trouble! Like our kids, we too elect to disregard the Lord and we play as if we cannot hear Him!

Thus, Apostle Paul does not hold back the truth from our ears, “JESUS IS COMING BACK TO GET US!”  Furthermore, He is not coming alone as there will be a company of angels with Him and the departed Saints of God! Talking about a big thang, this is the biggest event of all, For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then, we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

We have been instructed to comfort one another. Inspite of our illnesses, physical, mental, emotional, financial conditions, we have an Advocate in the Heavens pleading for us! These words should console us because we believe,   “…Jesus died and rose again…even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him…”   This is great news because we will see our loved ones again and many, many, many others who died believing in the promise, Christ Jesus!

When you hear the Lord calling your name and calling you to repentance, please answer Him. And, “STOP PLAYING STUPID!”

Have a Blessed Day!

 

Worldwide News: “LIVE IN HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD!”

 

GOD said, “For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy: for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves…” (Leviticus 11:44) We ain’t suppose to act like the world and we are not to look as they do! The people of this world are not following the Bible as many of them hate the Word of GOD because it restricts their activities, style, and movements. Read on folks, “LIVE IN HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD!”

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME: 

A lot of folks laugh at the words “sanctify yourselves”  because they think it means one cannot be happy, stylish, enjoy certain comforts, eat certain foods, and they think Christians have to look pale, colorless, out of touch, be uninformative, and look like monks.  They think the people of God are the most boring people on the planet but they are more excited about watching the television series the “Walking Dead.”  

No Baby, we don’t have to look like monks because we serve the HOLY LIVING GOD the Creator of everything, the Universe, and the extended Universe! Furthermore, the atmosphere, colors, jewels, crystal sea, living waters, perfect plants/trees with incredible healing powers, and the combustion of life in Heaven exceeds anything here on earth!  The true definition of the commandment to “sanctify yourselves” means to be set apart from that which is sinful and evil. It ain’t hard to do – just stop doing wrong…come out from among them and be ye separated!

If you ain’t living holy unto the LORD, then, you ain’t living according to the Word of GOD! There is no such thing as living a morally/virtuous life on Sunday but on Monday through Saturday, you’re back to your old nature (cussing like a sailor, yelling at your family, breaking things, cheating on your spouse, lying about going to work but you’re at Motel 6, lusting, fornicating, commiting adultery, downing alcohol like a fish, doing drugs, filling your lungs with smoke, etc.) like its the last day on earth!

Question:   Who are you living unto?  What is the foundation of your spiritual, moral, physical, emotional, and intellectual welfare? Is it false religion(s), Mickey the Mouse, Donald the Duck, Walt Disney, James Brown, Paul Walker, Amy Winehouse, Hollywood, the government, elected officials, or the evil leaders of this World?  If so, they ain’t nobody and they ain’t got no Heaven or Hell to put you in or take you out of.

You may be saying, “Oh yea,  Is God gonna kill me?”  We are the not to fear them (mankind) who have rule over us. Instead, Apostle Paul said, “I say unto my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body and after that have no more that they can do…But I will foreward you whom ye shall fear: Fear HIM which after hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear HIM.” (Luke 12:4-5) Can mankind, yo mama, yo lover, yo co-horts in crime, or murderers reach into the grave to bring you back or reach into hell to pull you out? If they could, they would have a monopoly robbing “old man death” of his victims and they’d be triple deck zillionaires.

Possibly, you may be saying, “Oh yea, what’s gonna happen to me if I don’t live holy?”   The answer is simple as God will do you as He did His Chosen people (no more and no less). Let’s read more of the WORD, “And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab:  and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down…Because they have done that which was evil in my sight, and have provoked me to anger…”   (II Kings 21:13)

Some folks will plummet to dirt level as GOD will turn them upside down like a dirty dish because of their evil ways. It’s best not to provoke the LORD GOD! You ain’t got no weapons to fight against the Living God!  What do I mean by plummeting? Our lives are suppose to line up with the Word of God and that’s exactly how we are judged! For example, if you’re committing sexual sins (like king David who suffered with sores and stink from an STD), God can make your appearance repulsive and your sexual partners will flee, change their cell numbers, and addresses. Check out the actors and actresses fallen from grace and dispossessed by Hollywood (who turned them out and twisted their lives).

My Mama use to put all the dirty dishes, pots, and pans in hot soap suds and she poured bleach in the water to soak them for thrity minutes! As a young girl, I asked why? She replied, I don’t know where folks mouths been and I don’t know what they do at nights! I did not understand, but as I grew into adulthood, I fully understood her logic. In fact, I do the same thing with my dishes!

Now you should be asking,  “What can I do to change my circumstances?”  OK Honey! Let’s read more of the WORD, ” ….ye ought to walk and to please GOD, so ye would abound more and more…For ye know what commandments we gave you by the LORD JESUS…For this is the will of GOD, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication…That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor…Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:…That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forwarned you and testisfied….For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.”   (I Thessalonians 4:1b – 7)

So, you see “…ye ought to walk and to please GOD…”  not Mankind! Just read this Blog again and remain open, “LIVE IN HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD!”

Have a Blessed Day!