Christianity vs Religion (‘Church’)

Christian‘ & ‘Religion (Church)’ are not the same thing. The two words can be used together, or they can be used separately because they are independent. A Church is seen as a building on this earth that people congregate in, and most would say these people are ‘Christians’. It may be so. It may not be so. One can be a Christian without attending Church thus being tied to the religion of a church (Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Mormon, Church of God… And many, countless more). Church is truly held inside oneself. It is a time that should always be, and never end. For if we fall asleep in Spirit we will surely be tempted.

It is perplexing  (and at the same time it is clear) why Churches do not realise their demise. They are worldly, and they are trying to get as many people crammed into that material building as possible. They are causing nonbelievers to despise religion which is a word they associate to meaning God. Being religious does not equate to God. Church is not about football, cell phones, concert-like music, prom, worldly affairs… Anything taking place in a congregation other than the edifying of God is of the devil, of this world. Any church that practices true fellowsip would be a most rare find. Something I have yet to attend, but long to be brought to.

The spirit can never be quenched. Being in the Spirit does not just last for 2 hours of worldly Church time. The spirit is an armor that Christians always wear, least we be deceived by the world.

 The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts. – Romans 13:12-14

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth , and having  put on the breastplate of righteousness , and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace ; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  And take the helmet of salvation , and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.   With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the ssaint – Ephesians 6:13-18

This is not meant to be a bashing of the worldly Church. This is meant help others truly discern the Church. It is to awaken sleeping spirits to get on Jesus’ path, to crucify their flesh and walk always in the spirit.

For the orphans out there, the ones without faith, here is a challenge:

The proof – evidence- of God exists within the believer and is felt by other believers. Stop searching for signs as proof because there will not be any. If Churches have not brought you to salvation, question the Church, not the belief of God. Turn off the TV, cell phone, ipad, and anything that prevents you from sitting in silence. The world desires to keep your attention off of the truth, off of God. The world wants you to believe in falsities and worry constantly about foolish things. We are a creation filled with emotion. Not just a handful of feelings, but a multitude with varying degrees. The world works to suppress feeling. Empathy. Focus all of your attention on the desire to connect with God. Forget what anyone has taught you, and teach yourself with the help of prayer. Pray for understanding on the things you do not yet understand. Read the bible, His word. Then obey everything that we are commanded to do. Strive to obey every moment of everyday. God will move you. 

I was a nonbeliever not too long ago, 1 1/2 years. I picked up the bible to find a quote from the movie Pulp Fiction. I read in Ezekiel that there would be no one to stand in the gap. I was moved to tears, and lead to salvation. The Bible is the most amazing book ever compiled. God will give insight to those that seek Him. I pray all the sheep will return hastily. It is time to leave this world of madness & corruption.

Start a Revolution, Rebel!

This generation is being led by the ‘hippie-era’ generation. Think about the implications. That era was ‘free love’ and drug experimentations turned into obsession. That era is my parent’s generation, now in their 50’s and 60’s. The older men and women we have to look up to. That generation begot ‘devil’s music’ and critized bras and respectable ladies & gentlemen. That era protested and rebelled.

Fast forward to today. America is the number one distributor of pornography. Media glamorizes sex and drugs and violence. A person cannot innocently browse the internet without being bombarded by filth. Today’s generation and the youth under us are being programmed for sex, and all intellectual thought flees once that is the basis of their learning. This is SICK. The world is SICK. And what is worse, people who hold this moral opinion that these immoral things should not be are silenced. For some very strange reason, no one wants to hear the truth! Media would  NEVER allow such innocent views to be shared. Why are’t the women on The View, The Talk, The Chew, The Real… talking about what really is going on, instead of promoting filthy propaganda even more? It’s not just young women presenting themselves in such ‘look at my body’ ways. The older women are on the same bandwagon. They are letting their pubescent children teach them how to act.

People, my heart is in a bind. I feel physically ill at the thought of what the future could possibly hold, for the present is already so disgusting. We, as moral individuals, have got to stop passing the buck. We cannot rely on anyone else to stand up for what is right when we do not ourselves voice it. I mean, we have to really work to get it out there. The devil is not  asleep. We should not be either. This is a fight!

It is beyond time. We must start locally. Call the department stores in your neighborhood. Tell them you do not agree with these Sports Illustrated magazines and Cosmopolitan magazines being at the end-caps of every checkout at eye level with our children. Tell your friends & churches to do the same thing. Jesus was a rebel, you know? If they don’t rid them completely, at least section them off so that one would have to search the store for said material instead of my innocent eyes and the eyes of children having to be raped by its smut! Please, I am begging. We must stop talking and start doing.

It seems that every other immoral agenda and news clip easily hits mainstream. It is time for real values to step back in. The underground world of filth has reared up, and is now above ground and everywhere! Long gone are the days of ladies and gentlemen. Long gone is the generation of pocketbook women with gloves & hats. The women that no one would dare act immoral in front of. The women that if someone else acted immoral in front of it would even make you feel ashamed. We are in the days that if a woman has an honest, pure opinion about the sad state of affairs around her she is considered a prude, or worse, a witch. I have seriously been asked if I was one for having my own opinion and intelligence. An opinion that no one else has or is too afraid to speak out loud.

Girls, clothe yourselves! Have decency! Stop using your body like it is some kind of super power over others. It’s not. It is a falsity. You are going to be wrinkled and old one day without an ounce of intelligence in you & no hard body to be desired. Don’t wither away. Uplift yourself, your spirit, and your mind by doing something that no one else is. Rebel against the norm. Cover up your stuff. Walk with confidence that only you get to know the secrets of your body. Be an example to other women and girls.

Sowing Seeds

pray to be delivered from our disbelief.

It’s safe to say that people are a mixture of both good & bad. Society, as a whole, leans on its own understanding. Science tends to create a certainism in what are actually theories & hypothesis on the existence of God. The bible is not just a means of making one feel better, but a true account of events that lead up to a grand finale. The Dead Sea Scrolls (the old testament excluding Esther) are scientifically aged to have been written approximately 408 BCE to 318 CE. These accounts exist. Science cannot create anything that has not already been created. Only God can do that. Faith is non-existant, and that is why God is non-existent.

Existence – The fact or state of existing, being. Specific presence, occurrence.

God makes His existence known to those who know Him & He knows. God’s presence, His occurrence, came while Jesus Christ was on this earth. The gospels are facts & testimonies about Jesus. He was written about in the old testaments that were scribed years and years before He was born. God is not an easy way out. He is not going to simply prove Himself to just anyone.

So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth? They eagerly seek you, not commendably (Not to praise), but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them. Galatians 4:16-17

The church alone, if at all, cannot solely bring someone to salvation. Salvation has to be grasped for, prayed for, committed to. God gives salvation, but to gain it we must learn what it is, and what it means. Hold church inside yourself. Go to your upper room & clean it out. Pray humbly to God in privacy. Pray to Him unceasingly. Pray to deliver us from our disbelief. Pray to have a pure heart & mind. Pray to be sown on good soil.

The foundation is built on every kind of immorality. The foundation must be firm & true. Media has corrupt the minds of children & adults alike. The world is pushing “No God” not “Know God”. How can anyone of this world expect to feel the Holy Spirit if they do not believe? A temple stained by this world is no dwelling place for such a Wonder as the Holy Spirit. The media works hard, so diligently, to erase God. Everyone must work harder and without ceasing to know Him even more. Let your relationship be kindled & the little light turn into brillance unimaginable. Many seeds are sown. See to it that yours gets tended.

Anyone who hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. 

The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.

And the one whom seed was sown among thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

And the one on whom seed was sown in the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Matthew 13:19-23

Tune Out

It’s no wonder our society is in such shambles with so many prejudices in the world. Everyone is against something that they, themselves, are not. The more & more we descend into the age of technology, the deeper we nose dive into the “generation of selfies”, the more & more prejudice society becomes.

Media definitely promotes prejudices. Media also promotes infinite amounts of immorality. Media shows us all things. Most of the things we read, hear, & watch contain ideas & images otherwise unimaginable to us, whether we want to accept it our not. The concepts are now filed away in our mind. Television, magazines, radio, & social media have become the retina of the mind’s eye.

During the 1950s, television became the primary medium for molding public opinion. Via Wikipedia search Television

Society is a melting pot of good , not so good, & down right evil opinions being spread far and wide over many channels, over many seas, straight into the eyes, hearts, & minds of individuals. The world has turned into a very visual, very selfie-absorbed type of culture that is being advocated everywhere, on everything. This is not a fad. This is a foundation that the future generation is built upon.

For our struggle is not against flesh & blood, but against the rulers, against powers, against the world forces of darkness, against spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12

The only standard of living is that in unity with Christ: peace, purity, righteousness, incorruptible love. Teach the children well. Make TV time Bible time. Forget what media has made you feel about your health, Muslims, Christians, tiny houses, food, relationships, and ‘reality’. Always search for light in the darkness.

As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here & there by waves & carried about by every wind of doctrine, by trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ.    Ephesians 4:14-15