Thank you for this brand new day and help me Lord to do Your will in every possible way.
Almighty God in heaven, look down from up above, and guide me in all things I do, that I do in Christian love!
Friends I’ve known for years tell me I’m in deep despair, but how I wish they knew my heart and the happiness that’s there.
It’s true some days are heavy and yes not all are fun, but I can make it with a smile for I know You’ve already won!
Dear Lord please teach me kindness and patience most of all, that through my life before the world, they see You are all in all. by: Bryan Matthews
So many times when I’ve talked to sinners about God I fear it falls on deaf ears and hard hearts. I use the following example because it has all the components.
While talking to a guy that is gay, I used the Scripture for those are Gods words not mine. The response went something along the lines of, Well, God wants me to be happy and so God knows that if I followed that Scripture then I would have to give up the thing that makes me happy! I’m sure that God will understand, if it is wrong which I don’t believe it is, I’ll still go to heaven. (Not word for word, but that was the majority.)
More and more often we here people (Christians and sinners) using the, “My Happiness First! God Will Just Have To Accept Me!”, defense-delusion!
One Scripture that makes their, “Me, Myself and I” proposal null and void is found in II Corinthians 5:15 KJV says, “And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.”
The above statement was not intended to single out gays as the worst possible sinners and deserve to be persecuted or hated, etc. Since there is NO DEGREE of sin with God then if you told a lie today then your “robe” is just as soiled as the gay man who slept with 5 men today.
Just remember, People that live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
If you are not saved, but maybe you have been feeling down, confused, guilty and a multitude of other emotions, that is Jesus calling out your name and waiting for your response! Don’t put Him off! Don’t ignore want is happening, “The one and only Son of the Living God desires to bring you into our Family!” Since you were born you were given an ability so that if you would except the salvation won for you by Christ, you ability God will use to build the “Body of Christ”!
I promise there is peace and happiness, fellowship and involvement when you repent and except Jesus. We must love Him more than we love anyone or anything! Don’t worry you’ll discover that it’s really not a huge hardship to concentrate on pleasing Abba God! In return God fills us with contentment and joy!
If you want to talk, feel free to contact me.
My Facebook post today was “Are you an art builder?“. I’m sure that confused a lot of people and made a lot of people think.
So let’s go back to the beginning to discover exactly what I’m talking about: we read in Genesis chapter 6 verses 5-8, “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was on evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy the man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and the beast, and the creeping thing, and the fouls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” Now we move to Genesis chapter 6 verse 13, “And God said unto Noah, the end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”
And we know that God told Noah to build the Ark, told him what to make it out of and everything else that needed to be done to keep God’s commandment for Noah. It took Noah many years to complete the Ark, I imagine, all the while people were coming around and talking with each other saying, “That crazy Noah! It’s never rained we don’t even know rain! He says some God told him that He was going to flood the earth and everything was going to die. Can you believe that? So, are you going to the party tonight?” Maybe some even tried to dissuade Noah from building the Ark saying things like, “Our “scientist” or “prophets”, whatever they called them, “they don’t say anything about this happening. You should just go back to living your life!”
Boy were they wrong! We know what happen next the whole world flooded and all life on earth that wasn’t in the Ark died. A sobering thought!
Ark builder, part 2:
Today we have heard for many years, yes even many generations, that the world is coming to an end, judgment day is coming, the need for salvation through the blood of Christ, the horrors of hell for the unsaved soul, reading the Bible is important, following the commandments of God is essential and not to lean on our own understanding or the understanding of prominent scientist and doctors and theologians but on the word of God.
God has told us in His word that the end of time will come. We have it in an entire book called, The Bible! Many people read it, but how many of those who read it actually HEAR it’s words and warnings? My guess is fewer than 5%. Oh Bryan, how can you say that! Well take a look at the world we live in and the things that go on around us every day.
In His word God has told everyone that, “it’s going to flood”, so to speak. Just like He told Noah that He was going to destroy the world He has told us! Metaphorically, are you gathering your Gopher wood, measuring out the rooms, the window, how many stories it’ll be, and gathering the animals? Or are you with the crowd saying, “Look at those crazy Christians! They say that God told them He was going to destroy the world, and that there was going to be a judgment day and some people would go to hell and some to heaven! They believe all this and get it from some book called the Bible. Can you believe that!?”
After putting down all that the Holy Ghost has laid on my heart to write, we are led back to the original question,
“Are you an Ark builder?”
Picture courtesy of the link below!
@dane- the blind cannot lead the bild least they both fall in the ditch! This is what you are attempting to do but I can, most assuredly point out more than 5 reasons that your bucket will not hold water! I have to ask, first, do you read a Bible of any kind? Not the Koran, or the Egyption Book of the dead, or the Mormons , etc. because you are completely missing the mark, ahkey! Ata lo o,teck Baroukshim Elohime! (You do not love god, Jesus said, If you love me keep my commandments! You have proved in this note that you have, NO RESPECT FOR GOD! Never say again that you love Jesus until you get your like straight and stop sinning!
Listen attentively : GOD IS NOT MOCKED,!! For whatsoever a man soweth that shall he reap! If of the flesh, corruption, and if of the spirit, life everlasting! Glory to God!!
How many times were we told by our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, preachers, teachers, etc. that in their life’s they had seen the world change? Now the beginnings of the true changes begin to show! Close your eyes and let Gods voice speak if He will, THE TIME IS CLOSE AT HAND!”