God is jealous for the Spirit inside of us..

Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? – 1 Cor 3:16

Our bodies were created for many varying reasons, but I believe the most important of reasons is to be a Holy place on this earth for God to dwell in. Is that not amazing? God wants to put His spirit within us! 

If God is absent from dwelling within us (due to lack of faith, sin, non-belief) then we are instead now a temple for whatever else that wishes to dwell instead. If it is not God then it is not good. If it is not good then we are essentially evil. C.S. Lewis says we are not merely mortals. We are either divine beings of light, or we are disgusting works of evil. Nothing between, see. 

I believe God’s throne is our heart. Man cannot know his own heart because it is deceitful. Only by God residing within us do we do His will. Most people are not even aware that they have replaced God’s throne inside of His temple with an evil muck that dwells instead. People are typically unaware because they lean on their own understanding, and truly believe that they are good people. Man, however, has a loosed moral code that changes throughout their years. God’s moral code is just and everlasting – there is NO fault in it. 

To think of how great (in terms of menace and power) an antichrist would be if a person thought the Holy Spirit of God to dwell inside of them, but in actuallity it is a sinister being sitting upright on that coveted throne. We can never be too careful with our walk with Jesus. We can never know everything the Lord commands or of all His knowledge and wisdom. For one to think themself fully learned is a great folly. Humbleness and humility before the Lord are the recipe for good fruit.

Man is too easily deceived by his own lusts and varying ideas. That is why an antichrist (and the most dreadful at that) whom believes in the Lord, yet walks his own path continually is, in my opinion, the most dangerous. He is equipped with the Word, but he is doing his own will and walking in his own false uprightness. 

So – there are multitudes of antichrists today; people who believe, but choose their own path for believing, and allowing something other than God to sit in the throne of their hearts. 

I believe there to be only one son of perdition. One that will herald the coming of the Great Power. This one will convince many that his ways are the ways to follow Jesus.by his extensive knowledge of the Word, and public displays of what seems and is deemed to be good by people – he will lead so many into becoming an army of the sinister. He may even do it with good intentions – albeit his own good intentions.

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Jesus is the only superhero there ever was. Little children, be ye Jesus.

Be ye unstained of the world. Parents, you’ve had these elemental things that you now ‘gift’ our children. We know where these elemental things lead. The joy of children is fickle and fleeting because of elemental things. We teach them to want more. These material things stained us just as they now stain our children.

No more worldly gifts.

Are our children the King? Are we not treating them as kings by gifting them our materials just as the wise men gifted The King with incense and gold?

Unbind your children! You are afflicting them with your worldly stains. Give them continuous joy that is Jesus whom they will receive through the Holy Spirit. Teach them the Spirit is real. The Spirit is the greatest gift. Gift your children with the Bread. The gift that will never be broken, will never grow weary. You know His name.

No more material gifts which binds up the Spirit in the body of the child and keeps him from coming forth.

You, parents, love your children. You do not want to harm your children. The material world is the greatest harm you can do to your children. Teaching them things that are unimaginable. Teaching them things when we are not.

Yes, the TV stains children.
Yes, the internet stains children.
Yes, video games stain children.
Yes, vanity stains children.

Is it not Satan that causes us to desire the things that we want?
But the Spirit wars against these desires when we say we want the Spirit. Give your children Jesus today, tomorrow, for Christmas. Gift them bread. The bread of life.

If you do not know how then it is not in your hearts. Parents, it is time to pray for a renewed spirit so you may show your children, through you being the vessel for the Holy Spirit which is Christ, that the Spirit moves through you and gives you the greatest joy. Then they will desire the Spirit because your children mimic you. They will want and love the Spirit just as you do.

The time is now

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If Jesus came to your door today, would you need to burn a few things so that He would not have to look upon them? Would you be excited to have your best friends come over to be with Christ and praise God? Or, would you be ashamed? Be ashamed now! Change your ways, parents. Truly love your children by teaching them the way that they should go.

— anno Domini

Times they are a Changin’

Baby boomers are people born during the demographic Post–World War II baby boom between the years 1946 and 1964. Baby boomers is also a term that can be used culturally.
Baby boomers are associated with a rejection or redefinition of traditional values; however, many commentators have disputed the extent of that rejection, noting the widespread continuity of values with older and younger generations. In Europe and North America boomers are widely associated with privilege, as many grew up in a time of widespread government subsidies in post-war housing and education, and increasing affluence.
As a group, they were the wealthiest, most active, and most physically fit generation up to that time, and amongst the first to grow up genuinely expecting the world to improve with time. They were also the generation that received peak levels of income; therefore, they could reap the benefits of abundant levels of food, apparel, retirement programs, and sometimes even “midlife crisis” products. The increased consumerism for this generation has been regularly criticized as excessive.

This article comes via Wikipedia search for the phrase “baby boomer”. I was interested in this because my parents are from that generation. The generation that actually made up the label ‘generation’. And today I was pondering that generation of people. The generation of people that have taught us consumerism, bulk, excess, & their definition of wealth. The generation ‘baby boom’ people who are currently running our country. Defining & influencing all other generations that they have passed through.

The baby boom has been described variously as a “shockwave” and as “the pig in the python.”

All of that is a bit to ponder on. It has dramatic undertones and serious implications, and if we would stop and observe all that is cluttered in the world around us we would begin to understand.

My dad, who was born in ’54, says he has seen it all in this country. He says he has lived through the best times, and he is now living through the worst times. Times today that are being driven toward the future by more of that booming generation’s influence. This influence has caused, among other things: labeling, mutilation of the freedom of speech, redefinition of traditional values (values that have kept this country together for over 200 years), the insane notion that the government really has our best interests at heart, obesity, radical redirection of values, complete with outbursts of:  ‘I want what I want. I want more and I want it now!’.

History is being rewritten right before our eyes. The constitution. The flags. The churches. Public schools. Privacy rights. All of these things, and more, are being changed. These are things that the boomer generation were able to experience. They were taught different ideas and history than younger generations today are being taught. They know about farm life and simpler living through their grandparents and family that were the generations before them. Boomers and their parents have much more wisdom then the current generation, Generation X, Y, or Z… The wisdom of the current generation is naught. It has been instead replaced by knowledge that is not knowledge. And the boomer generation seems to be on the same bandwagon. Every generation alive on this earth today is completely influenced by the world. The wisdom of the older and boomer generations need be acquired before they are all gone. Just as there was a huge population increase within 10 years, so too will be a decrease.

People can no longer think clearly. Wake up, America! Wake up, World! It has come time that the wheat is separated from the chaff. We are to take all of the fruitful contributions from our beloved previous generations, and we are to rid negative aspects, not embrace them. You cannot change the world if you are part of the world. Where is the movement? Why isn’t truth defeating the lies? The decent, productive members of any society have a responsibility to protect the next generation. Our children truly are the future.

We all need HELP

What do you do in a world where the Devil is in the air & the world is consumed with lies & everyone is breathing in fairytales?

I cannot have true, human joy knowing that others are in pain. I cannot experience human happiness when the world around me is full of darkness. Having faith does not mean losing compassion, but quite the opposite. I am joyous spiritually because I have the secret. I know our Father. I do not cry for the world, but for the lost souls in it. I walk with light & love trying to make a difference. No one is paying attention, but I continue still. I will continue until I am no more. I know the Highway. It is still being built up. I walk around grasping constantly for the state of spiritual bliss, yet my flesh is in the world and it is an ugly one. And I AM HERE. I am stuck on this earth that God created, and man has destroyed. I cannot fake delusion, pretending what is is actually what is not. I can pray. I can pray really hard. But I SEE. I HEAR. There will not be a righteous one left. There will be no one to stand in the gap between what is truth and what is deceit. It is already happening and it is apparent. 

I shall not fear, but I do anyway. It’s hard to disguise emotion. I fear for the children that are learning all the deceit. Not only learning it, but being completely programmed by it. They are the future of the world should there be a future. I fear for my husband and the things he may encounter when I am not around. I fear for every single being that is out there, every breath of precious life that is being brought forth into a world that chooses lies over truth, and then instills it into all ears and all eyes.  I fear because the world is teaming with injustice and raising upright unrighteousness. The Lord IS my shepherd. I know that I shall not fear. Spiritually, I do not fear. I do not fear what man will do to me as a human being, I fear for what man is doing to everyone else. I fear for the people who do not know how to overcome, but rather give in. It is easier for them to be a part rather than apart. 

I am human. I am spirit, too. The flesh is weak, but the spirit is so willing. Meaning, my human emotions are in the human realm and in reality they are real. I feel them. My spirit fights to overcome my human emotions and stay connected to God, but I cannot stand to leave everyone else behind, stuck in their human shells with no spiritual way to disconnect and feel spiritual truth. I would love to change the world, but I do not know how, however; I refuse to let the world change me. I am minuscule. But I dream big. I pray big. I will continue to walk in God’s light and imminate the truth to whoever may see. But know  I am human, too. As humans we ARE complex. Do not let complexity hide simple truth. Dig, dig, dig for it. Stand up for the truth. Teach your children what is right, not what is socially acceptable. Teach your children God. Teach your children love. A world without either is a world without both, and that world is manifesting daily.

Dear Church:

I am writing as a concerned Christian. I am writing, not as a member of any denomination or religion, but as a Child of God – a follower of Jesus Christ. My concern is many fold. Firstly, I am unbiased toward any denominations, I hold no seat at any church building. I am concerned that church has gotten so hungry for seats to be filled that they have adopted modern culture to lure people to fill those seats. Now churches are modernized, worldly even. Churches feel they must adopt traditions of man in order to bring people to Christ. The Word is always the same, it is ageless and eternal. Traditions fade, change, and become nonexistent.

I use to get pretty upset about the filth and sin that is in the world. Then I realized that everyone has to work out their own salvation by having a personal relationship with God. I love all people. I really do. However; I cannot make a person turn from their sinful ways. I cannot help anyone anymore than giving them the truth. That being said, it is my prayer that churches do not soften the word of God for the sake of anyone. Not for adulterers, not for homosexuals, not for anyone that is attending in a church building. The church is supposed to be based on the bible, every single word and line that is in it. People that are not of Christ are trying to pervert Christian rights by claiming offense! Is that not the silliest thing? I have a right to speak the word of God and all the truth in it, and in turn other people have the right to listen or not. This offense that people are getting from the word being preached should not ever stop the preacher from preaching. The word of God lives forever. We are not to be respecters of people. We are to be messengers of God – delivering His word in all its context.

Churches, please stop becoming so cultural. The more that tradition of man becomes embedded in the church building, the less the truth is heard and preached. We are to be godly in all things. Church seems to have become so very impersonal. No true fellowship. A building with huge screens, big music, and lectures that are printed from a program that was devised by who knows who. Preaching is a calling from the Lord, not something learned at a school or mimicked by voice changes and hand gestures. Jesus Christ will fill your mouth with what needs to be said. I see so much sameness in churches now, and not sameness as in being one in Christ. I see sameness as in an incomplete experience. A quick message and lots of music. God is in the heart. Bring back testimony! Bring back a congregation where people can interact with the preacher. Stop adding to the distractions of the world, Churches.

Never be ashamed of the son of God, Jesus Christ. Shout it out in church His truths, His commandments! If anyone is in the church and has a hardened heart, and wants to complain about the truth, KEEP PREACHING. Do not stand down, but exercise the right to be a wielder of the sword of truth. It hurts the ones who do not want to deny themselves. It hurts the ones who want to go against what the truth is. A Christian persecuted for doing what is right and endures has reward. Do not be a Christian who is persecuted for doing what is wrong and endures. Pray for these people to have the veil lifted from their eyes, but by all means keep preaching the truth without worry of offense.

An Amish Visit

My husband and I visited the Amish one day. We had no idea how to get to them nor what our intentions were upon meeting them. Neither of us had even spoken about the Amish before. We both buckled-up and drove 2 hours away from home letting God guide us. Feeling compelled to go, but having no sense of direction, my husband kept asking me along the way how and where and why we were going. I did not know the answers, and he continued to drive. We let a horse and buggy in front of us upon reaching a small town that we heard some Amish lived in. I told my husband to follow the buggy, which he did, and we stopped at the horse watering hole that it had stopped at. The young man seemed baffled to be hearing us speak (probably a little to do with our bewilderment about why we were there). We told him we felt compelled to speak with someone from his community. We felt like they would listen, like the Amish would talk about God and Christ like no one else we could find.

The young man did not recognize much of our english, but he told us about a road to look for so that we would be able to hopefully find someone to talk to. We drove around and stopped a couple of times at different Amish houses before being directed to the elder. The elder man greeted us curiously once we knocked on his door. He asked why the Amish man that we spoke to down the street couldn’t help us. We told him that he directed us his way, and the elder readily let us in his home. He and his wife were very curious about us just as we were about them. We spoke about our life and the Lord for over 6 hours. We laughed and cried together. It was so serene and peaceful. It was so welcoming. They spoke about their hardships, about a son who left their community. We spoke about our way of living. How we are trying desperately to disconnect from worldly things.

They had a small ‘shop’ outside their home that ‘English’ people could come to and purchase things from them that they made. The elder showed us around his property, and invited us to sit with him in his tiny ‘shop’ after being inside his house for hours. Everyone in the Amish community has a purpose. The young girls were labeling canned preserves. The young boys were rounding up the horses. Another child was playing with a huge monkey wrench on the front porch. More children were picking up fallen pecans from the pecan tree. Some were chasing the chickens. The sound of horse hooves on pavement was very mellowing. Different people from the community were stopping by while we were there to talk to the elder. They spoke in German to each other, but the elder would translate for us to let us know what was going on. It was as if time did not exist there. It seemed that these people do not toil about, worrying about what to do next, or being impatient & bored. They just lived.

Every religion has its negatives, but I believe the Amish are desperately holding on to their deeply steeped tradition in this world that would love to make them convert. I worry for their way of life. I worry and pray for the innocence of their children to stay pure. I cannot even describe the beauty that I saw in their sweet souls. I worry because the elders will be gone one day.

I’m not sure they understand the impact of allowing the youth to go into society to shop. Images pervert a person even if the person does not immediately realise it. There is a reason God warns us to not do certain things. The reason is because those things tarnish us. Those things dim our light. I recently watched a documentary about Amish culture. All of the people who left the Amish did so after seeing their appearance in a photograph for the first time (Amish do not use mirrors or photography, these photographs were taken by the person making the documentary). It was like a well placed snare of Satan. It was heartbreaking to watch. I have heard people talk about the Amish – usually they say derogatory things. American society would think it is abusive to have children working the way the Amish do. The children help with the farms, and help their family. They do not run about with electronic devices, but rather play in the dirt and trees. I think it is abusive that American society let children look upon pornographic imagery that is all over TV and media. The front covers of magazines at every checkout isle. Modesty, humility, and the Word of God seem to be a foundation that the Amish society is centered around.

I know that no religious practice is perfect, but I truly believe the Amish are desperately clinging to a way of life that keeps them humble & God-centered. The two beautiful people we met are our penpals now. It is amazing to feel the love and warmth of their culture through their letters. I pray that modern times do not force these people to change their way of life. I pray that the generations to come after the elders are gone will continue to respect and adhere to the ordinances of the Bible. If a reformation of their culture is to happen, I pray that it will be to better their strict rules and way of life to be even more centered on God, and less centered on trivial things. I believe that through the ages it is important for religions to check-up on themselves. Time has a way of solidifying ideologies that may not be God’s will, but more man’s tradition. We must all be sure to conituously grow in the Lord, and prevent ourselves from doing anything that will hinder that growth.

Jew & Gentile, Unite

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Christians & Jews must throw away these labels we place on one another. We must unite with all Christian & Jewish believers. We must stop fighting amongst one another & ourselves about which doctrine is right or wrong.

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand,”Matthew 12:25.

We know there is a war going on that is centered on our beliefs! It is centered on us. We must unite as Christians and as Jews, the gentile & Jew together. This unity is not to wage physical war. This unity is to put all of God’s light together! A city on the hill shines brightly, it cannot be hidden. Let us bring our common belief together. We must return to our Father.

Why are we so scattered, O sheep? Do we not read ? Do we not understand? His sheep are scattered! We must unite together. Put doctrine behind you. There are no good works that a man does alone, but guided by God, together we can. Nothing can stay hidden when the truth speaks. We know our God, and He is not the god Muslims refer to as allah. This mere indication is offensive to our Father, His holy name is being slandered throughout the media! Major Christian (God) influencers are saying allah is the same as our Father. There is only One Creator, His name is: I Am, The Alpha and the Omega, The Beginning and the End, Wonderful, Almighty God, who is and was and is to come, our Father in Heaven!

God is waiting for His people to return to Him. He has since the beginning. Yet the people who know Him and love Him are too busy quarelling amongst themselves & criticizing each other’s beliefs. The ultimate reality is we need to all unite for the common belief of God. He is from age to age the same! He is the God, the only God, of those who believe that He is who He says He is. Something must occur. If you know God is your Father profess it with all your being! Lose your affiliation labeling! Be modest and mourn – our people are scattered! Pray unceasingly for God’s people to reunite, together, with Him.