It’s funny how and when The Lord chooses to open our eyes about something that we may not even have on our minds! For example, today while doing a little cleaning “Evolution” comes to my mind and right along with that God says, “ If evolution were true then why did it stop? It’s a fact, according to science that it is a long process, and not all at once for everything in the process. Therefore, if we had really evolved from Apes then  some Apes would be further along than others. Why is it not still happening today? Why don’t we see some Apes that are walking around, others beginning to learn to speak maybe even some looking for jobs?  Some would be a one point while others are at another, but we see nothing like this! In the 5000 and some odd years that the Earth has been here NOTHING HAS EVOLVED AT ALL! No more Apes have become human or even shed their fur. All ducks of a species look alike, we don’t see a duck with feathers, webbed feet and the long neck of a dinosaur! Ask a believer in Evolution to show you something in the process of evolving, they will look at you like you are crazy! The problem is that they can’t and this little fact breaks the main rule of Science, “It must be observable!”

An Answer Please!

Hebrew, homosexuality and salvation!

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When I first was saved a good many years ago I felt like I needed to learn Hebrew because it was the language of my Lord Jesus Christ. Now, I know a lot of people say Jesus spoke Arabic, I say Jesus could have spoken any language that he chose but the scripture says that He came into his own and they rejected him, and the Israelites spoke Hebrew. It was a very easy language for me to pick up. Which was amazing to me! You see, in high school I had taken French, but in the years that I took French I never dreamed in French. I had not been studying Hebrew but a few months and I began to dream in Hebrew. To me, that was a sign from God that I was fulfilling part of His will for me.
I studied with tremendous zeal! I tried to get the few friends that I have to study it with me which they vehemently refused to do. Sighting reasons like they were too busy, wanted to learn Italian, or German, and a myriad of other excuses. So I turned to some of my Facebook friends and it was an absolute disaster from the beginning. As you are probably aware the practice of transliteration has so many different texts that everybody, it seems, has they’re own spelling of Hebrew words. I began to realize that there really with whom I could practice. People would come into my life wanting to learn Hebrew and before long (even though they would only have been studying Hebrew for a month would begin to correct me)…lol
In other cases the person would reach out every time they saw me online and then would dwindle to where I had to make contact with them first and fight to keep the conversation going.

And I’m sure you can imagine the difficulties of expanding ones vocabulary in another language when the only person that one have to practice with is self. Although, I admit being some what disappointed, I’ve spent enough of my life alone to understand that great things can be accomplished with just yourself, God, hard work and determination. Of course, I hope that someday I will be able to find a group or individual that is truly interested in pursuing an expanding and functioning Hebrew vocabulary.
It’s very hard to find a niche that you fit into when your background is that such as mine. I will explain. When I was very young between five and seven I was sexually involved with my older cousin and a very much older uncle. It wasn’t that I felt molested because I wanted it to happen as many times as I could get it to happen! This led to me confusing love with sex. There is so much more that I want to tell you about that part of my life and maybe someday, if you’re interested, I will! I struggled with those feelings and my hatred of that lifestyle for most of my life. I did not fit in with the other gay people which led to me being a kind of outcast.
However, about 12 years ago was saved by the blood of Christ! Before you even get it into your mind I was not delivered from the homosexual feelings and desires. I continued to struggle daily with those feelings, lust, desires and at the time I was still living with a guy that I had been with for 10 years. However, we were both save at about the same time so our relationship developed more into feelings of brothers.
As time has a habit of doing it moves on and our lives change whether or not that is what we want. The decision that we have to make is whether or not we want our focus to be on ourselves or on what God would have our lives to be. Very often, we find that, although choosing to focus on God’s plan for us is without a doubt the correct thing to do it often leads to seclusion and rejection! My situation was a little different in that even though I did not act on those feelings anymore I was still treated as a pariah in both the homosexual communities and the heterosexual communities. Many friends that I had – let’s go back – the majority of the friends that I had before my salvation through the blood of Christ stopped communicating with me or calling and a few even unfriended me on Facebook.
I will spare you the lists, for now, of the things that God taught me before He delivered me completely from those feelings. Which has really made the devil mad because I don’t have sexual feelings for men or women, but I do have an increased love for their souls and where they will spend eternity. I often wish that I could get people to understand, get them to see that this is very real but even members of my own family cannot see that they stand on the edge of a great abyss!

When I first was saved a good many years ago I felt like I needed to learn Hebrew because it was the language of my Lord Jesus Christ. Now, I know a lot of people say Jesus spoke Arabic, I say Jesus could have spoken any language that he chose but the scripture says that He came into his own and they rejected him, and the Israelites spoke Hebrew. It was a very easy language for me to pick up. Which was amazing to me! You see, in high school I had taken French, but in the years that I took French I never dreamed in French. I had not been studying Hebrew but a few months and I began to dream in Hebrew. To me, that was a sign from God that I was fulfilling part of His will for me.

  And I’m sure you can imagine the difficulties of expanding ones vocabulary in another language when the only person that one have to practice with is self. Although, I admit being some what disappointed, I’ve spent enough of my life alone to understand that great things can be accomplished with just yourself, God, hard work and determination. Of course, I hope that someday I will be able to find a group or individual that is truly interested in pursuing an expanding and functioning Hebrew vocabulary.
    It’s very hard to find a niche that you fit into when your background is that such as mine. I will explain. When I was very young between five and seven I was sexually involved with my older cousin and a very much older uncle. It wasn’t that I felt molested because I wanted it to happen as many times as I could get it to happen! This led to me confusing love with sex. There is so much more that I want to tell you about that part of my life and maybe someday, if you’re interested, I will! I struggled with those feelings and my hatred of that lifestyle for most of my life. I did not fit in with the other gay people which led to me being a kind of outcast.
    However, about 12 years ago was saved by the blood of Christ! Before you even get it into your mind I was not delivered from the homosexual feelings and desires. I continued to struggle daily with those feelings, lust, desires and at the time I was still living with a guy that I had been with for 10 years. We were both save at about the same time so our relationship developed more into feelings of brothers. studied with tremendous zeal! I tried to get the few friends that I have to study it with me which they vehemently refused to do. Sighting  And I’m sure you can imagine the difficulties of expanding ones vocabulary in another language when the only person that one have to practice with is self. Although, I admit being some what disappointed, I’ve spent enough of my life alone to understand that great things can be accomplished with just yourself, God, hard work and determination. Of course, I hope that someday I will be able to find a group or individual that is truly interested in pursuing an expanding and functioning Hebrew vocabulary.
It’s very hard to find a niche that you fit into when your background is that such as mine. I will explain. When I was very young between five and seven I was sexually involved with my older cousin and a very much older uncle. It wasn’t that I felt molested because I wanted it to happen as many times as I could get it to happen! This led to me confusing love with sex. There is so much more that I want to tell you about that part of my life and maybe someday, if you’re interested, I will! I struggled with those feelings and my hatred of that lifestyle for most of my life. I did not fit in with the other gay people which led to me being a kind of outcast.
However, about 12 years ago was saved by the blood of Christ! Before you even get it into your mind I was not delivered from the homosexual feelings and desires. I continued to struggle daily with those feelings, lust, desires and at the time I was still living with a guy that I had been with for 10 years. However, we were both save at about the same time so our relationship developed more into feelings of brothers.

 

 

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The price we pay is never to high to win Heaven!

This is excerpt from a few messages by Dr. Joseph Chambers the minister at PawCreek Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“Nothing is so unfair to a homosexual man or lesbian woman than to say to them, “You were made that way.” To suggest such is to remove all hope of change. The average lifespan of a male homosexual, if he does not contract AIDS, is 43 years. If he does, that is reduced to 39.(Family research Institute.) Does the Heavenly Father supposedly create a class of individuals with that kind of reduced life expectancy? To teach such is to breed despair and gloom, and to suggest that homosexuals and lesbians are second-class citizens.”
However, “the marriage of a man and a woman is a type of figure of the Marriage of the Lamb and His Bride. We must understand that same-sex marriage is an attack on this earthly Sacrament also. Those who claim the right of calling the immoral union of two men or two women a “marriage” blasphemes every husband and wife. Same-sex marriage is not just a Sin; it is an abomination preserved for the ultimate judgment of God. By the Holy Ghost, apostle Paul said, “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers (male prostitutes, especially homosexual prostitutes) and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4) No experience of human flesh is more sacred than marriage. The first institution that God established to satisfy the deep longing of a man was his union with woman. God intended that we feel His world with a multitude to love and serve Him.”
“Satan is on a rampage to defiled the family of humankind and the future family of the redeemed. There is no fear that he will succeed, but he will turn this world into a wilderness one more time. The processes all of his debauchery has begun and this will be his final fling. Before we deal with the glory of the future Marriage of the Lamb, we must view the world wide homosexual brothel that Satan is planning. I do not believe that there is any question but that the antichrist will be a homosexual. The world is literally hell-bent on making the sodomite lifestyle the order of the day.
Anyone that refuses to call this lifestyle okay is attacked with ferocity. Sodomites are thrilled to destroy any institution that stands in their way. Their motives and methods cannot be called anything but demonic. It will become a crime to open your mouth to disagree with them. If there is any doubt look at where we are today. You can go to jail and many parts of our country for calling homosexuality a sin. Same-sex immorality, and especially same-sex marriage, is Satan’s darkest imitation.The battle now is to legalize same-sex marriage and to raise the sodomite community to represent the dominant characteristics of mankind. Those that oppose this development will be hated until the rapture and those that missed the rapture will be hunted and destroyed.” Dr. Chambers says, “I believe that the antichrist will seek to cleanse the earth of heterosexual conduct after he gains worldwide control. The Biblical family will be outlawed for 7 dark years.” The Churches, Temples, Mosques, and Synagogues of the world will all become sodomized institutes ruled by prostitutes of this new faith. We have already learned that at least half of the Catholic priest of this world wide religion are Homosexuals.”
“Now the Episcopalians have made the transition to electing an openly gay bishop. For a long time, they have allowed sodomites to serve as priests and become members of their churches. Other denominations are quickly following the same pattern. Bible-believing churches our daily becoming more impossible to find. It will get worse as we await our Lord’s return.”
The person putting this all together for you is not someone who is unfamiliar with the feelings, desires, etc. of the homosexual. I was gay for 36 years until God, Himself willed me to be healed. When I was still gay I would have been infuriated by this message, especially from someone who used to be gay, as I’m sure many of you are. But, now that I have been saved and my focus has shifted to pleasing God, serving Christ, having witnessed His power and mercy, I see clearly the truth in what Dr. Chambers has prophesied!
I want my message to be understood plainly! I am by no means pursuing or advocating the use of hatred and violence towards gay men and women. It is completely unholy, not to mention un-Christ-like! (Who is to serve as our our examples for behavior, attitude, emotion, treatment of others and myriad of other things that are Holy-love!) In my mind it seems that I can hear a lot of people say, “How can I love someone so different from myself?” Well, Christ did it! Keep that thought close in your mind, how different you were/are from Christ and yet He loved you enough to die on the cross so through His blood you could be part of His family!
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Gays, You were born that way?

If I am reading the Bible then the thoughts that come my head must be from God, right?

Be very assiduous concerning what you write, quoting scripture as your source! And pray that Almighty God gives you wisdom and reveals to you the meaning behind the passage that you read and quote! Be imperturbable of this one thing, Satan knows the Bible better than any preacher, teacher or evangelist and is always listening to confuse, mislead and tempt the body of Christ.
The scripture forewarns about the desideratum, momentous and perilousness of rightly dividing the word of God! This proficiency, a gift from God that must mature with time and study of the holy Word of God. We cannot take one verse or one segment of passage of scripture and only applied that part when the complete thought may be six passages long.There are so many different interpretations of the Bible out there today that it’s no wonder people are confused! The list of reasons why we need all of those versions runs as multifarious as the versions themselves!
I’ve heard people say before that the aforementioned reasons
constitute why preachers or evangelists etc., as a prerequisite, attend a Bible College. Now I have to ask myself, the knowledge “gained” at these institutions, from where cometh their enlightenment? Is it not man’s knowledge? Without a doubt there are professors who have a very high IQ and have an agglomeration of knowledge deciphered from books and other teachers. However, their knowledge is the knowledge of man!
Let’s see what the Bible says about the knowledge of man: (I Corinthians) chapter 1 verse 25; “because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” Still in (first Corinthians) chapter 3 verse 19: “for the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, he taketh the wise in their own craftiness.” Verse 20, “And again, the Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.” Still in Corinthians we read, “for who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?” One last scripture can be found in Romans chapter 11 starting at verse 33, “O’ the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who have known the mind of the Lord? Or who have been his counselor? Or who have first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.”

How Do I win?

Have you ever been to the preverbal “edge of the cliff”, thought to yourself how easy it would be to slip, maybe even stood there for a few, not that you would ever jump, thinking about the freedom?
Sometimes it even feels like someone is pushing ! Most of the time, I do the best that I can do, but it seems like criticism is my reward! There’s always something that I didn’t do, “just one thing that had I NOT forget to do , one thing that would have made it perfect. So what do you do?
Now before I go any further, I want it to be know that I have self-confidence and self-esteem, but everyone reaches a point where they feel like ” the rope is slipping”!</emDoes anyone out there have any experience in this area or pointers .

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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

Today!

But what about ME, God?

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.

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ARE YOU AN ARK BUILDER?

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?”
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For all have come short of the glory of God.

I know that is the case for me! Believe me, I love my God with my whole being, but the unruly human part of me I still have to keep a tight rein on because if I become complacent or take my spiritual eyes off of Christ then I begin to “sink” just like Peter did when he was walking towards Jesus on the water. As long as he was focused on Jesus, I imagine the water beneath his feet was like rock, but Peter began to look around and saw the violence and turmoil of the water and the storm. The Scripture says that he began to sink; notice the wording, he began to sink! Peter didn’t just fall into the water like we do when we jump in, but maybe first up to his ankles, then to his knees, upwards to his chest and then yelled for Jesus to save him. This is a great example, as is the way with God, He uses one thing as a lesson to benefit us over 2000 years later. We don’t just fall back into sin, but if we take our focus off of Christ it won’t take long before we are not talking with God as much (ankles), then we are doing little things that the world does (knees), after that we are almost completely back running with the world (chest). However, unlike Peter who had sense enough to call on the Lord, many times it takes a tragedy and then we are yelling and begging for the Lord to save us. Let’s all say this Psalm to God now:

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.” Psalm 51 1-3

I try to live my life by the Holy Scriptures and sometimes I fall and come short but the grace of God is abundant and the blood of Christ Jesus washes me clean. Remember we ARE NOT PERFECT! The Apostle Paul said he repented daily! God said there was not a righteous man on earth. We have all come short, oh so very short, of the GLORY of The Living GOD! If anyone tells you they are perfect then they lie, because the Bible says, Let all men be liars and God the truth! For it is impossible for God to lie.
This is my confession and prayer:
Our most righteous and eternal God, I am truly sorry for having offended Thee! Your Word says that when we are tempted we are lead astray by our own lust and enticed, and this my Lord is my sins. I know that my sins have stained me black and I ask in Jesus’ name that I be washed in His blood that I might be made white as snow so You can once again look on me. You know each sin that I have committed and it is Your grace, Oh God, that I seek. Your Word also says that if we admit our sins You are true and just to forgive us. This I know is true and I will strive to live according to the teaching left for us in the Holy Scriptures. In Jesus holy name I pray, Amen!
LET THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO!

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    @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!!

From One Hypocrite to Another

@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!!

The Current Pope And The False Prophet

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!”

The Book of James (part 1)

                                   The Book of James
Chapter 1:
Verse 1: of James is a general greeting to the 12 Tribes but also applies to us, the adopted children of God. 
Verse 2: James tells us, “my brethren count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations (divers meaning different kinds of temptation) and to count it all joy! Why? I don’t know about everybody else but I hate being tempted, and here James is telling us to count it all joy when we are tempted! 
Verse 3: Then we read, “knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” We can look at this I different way and relate trying of our faith to exercising our faith, (faith here means the confidence and trust that God will deliver us before we are tried beyond our ability.), and building up our patience. What happens if you work out one of your arms every day? You build muscle. What the Bible is saying here, in James, is the same thing except instead of your arm being worked out it’s your faith that is exercised. As our faith grow stronger our patient grows stronger. I’m always amazed by how The Lord, did and continues to, reveal to us how He intertwined the Word and human experiences!
Verse 4: “but let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” 
Perfect~ thorough, complete, without flaws.
Entire~ undivided, unimpaired, whole.

The Elephant In The Church

Aug 21, 2013, 16:05
The Elephant In The Church

In my opinion the fault falls on the churches of today! Few, and I mean few, churches have any true power because to much of the world has infiltrated what was once Holy Ground. How can the church that concedes and slowly changes into a place where even the most vile sinner is not afraid to enter. There was a time when an unsaved person would change to the other side of the street when passing before church doors and would run to that church when the prayers of the Saints moved God to bring conviction upon that sinner’s soul!
Now with the “MegaChurches” & the like, having preachers that are is still in sin, how can we expect God to move when we ask? The Scripture ,reflecting the situation, by the statement of Christ, ” If the lead the blind they shall both fall in the ditch.” Everywhere you hear from the big churches, “200 people saved this morning!”, when in actuality it was more of a count of 2.
I beg that you read the KJV of the Bible and learn the Truth, listen and learn the Prophet’s warnings of the signs of the last days! Ever learning and never coming to the knowledge of the truth, heaping on themselves, teachers having itching ears, having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof, from such withdraw thyself, if I or an angel from heaven come preaching another Gospel than that which you have heard, let him be accursed!
Only when the people that claim to know Jesus Christ remember that Jesus said, “If you love Me keep My commandments.” and the saved remember He also said, ” I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My mouth.” But there is hope yet, however, the Loving Christ Jesus says, ” As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”
Should this happen then would Almighty God hear our prayers and the number of our loved ones being saved would increase and people, in general, more likely to turn to churches for guidance and help. Holiness is what is called for and greatly needed! Then would we see the moving of the Mighty Hand of God upon the souls of the lost, for the first, no doubt, would lead to the second!
Written by: Bryan Matthews

Kindest regards,
Bryan (M)

1st. Peter Chapter 3 (continued)

   What has spiritual influence to win souls? “The hidden man of your heart, in that which is incorruptible.” (1 Peter 3:4) Now the truth is that, for most to all of us, these outward decorations, for both men and women, often lead us into the trap PRIDE! The word tells us, “that pride cometh before the fall”, and if we look around us we have all known people who we have watch get caught up in their looks, their appearance, maybe they are trying to impress others, then one day we see them and something is missing. What’s missing is the glow of salvation and peace with God!     Peter then tells women what ornaments they should wear to win souls, “even the ornaments of a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God of great price.”For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorning themselves being in subjection unto their own husbands:” (1 Peter 3:5) The example given is that of Sarah, Abraham’s wife, who “obeyed Abraham even calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.” (1 Peter 3:6)     What has spiritual influence to win souls? “The hidden man of your heart, in that which is incorruptible.” (1 Peter 3:4) Now the truth is that, for most to all of us, these outward decorations, for both men and women, often lead us into the trap PRIDE! The word tells us, “that pride cometh before the fall”, and if we look around us we have all known people who we have watch get caught up in their looks, their appearance, maybe they are trying to impress others, then one day we see them and something is missing. What’s missing is the glow of salvation and peace with God!      Peter then tells women what ornaments they should wear to win souls, “even the ornaments of a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God of great price.”For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorning themselves being in subjection unto their own husbands:” (1 Peter 3:5) The example given is that of Sarah, Abraham’s wife, who “obeyed Abraham even calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.” (1 Peter 3:6) 

1st. Peter Chapter 3

    1st Peter chapter 3 says that wives are to be in subjection ( let’s stop here and talk a little bit about what it means “to be in subjection to their own husbands”.)
           Note: The meaning of the word subjection is to put oneself under someone else’s control, yield to the other person’s admonition or advice and to obey. Notice it is a voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility and carrying a burden. The key word here is “voluntary”. Now this, “voluntary subjection”, is not just to please your husband but first and foremost it is to obey and please our God and follow His Word!
   What is God’s purpose for this? If we read own we see that it is so that the husband might be won (saved) by the conversation (behavior) of his wife. The husband can behold (see everyday) the wife’s chaste conversation (behavior) coupled (two of the same sort considered together)with fear. Fear of the husband? No, fear of God.
   The next few verses has and will be a point of contention between people until we understand the true meaning of the verses. The Scripture says, “Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of the platting of the hair and the wearing of gold and the putting on of apparel.” (1 Peter 3:3)
              Note: Adorning means to decorate or add beauty to as by putting on ornaments to make your “outward appearance more pleasing, attractive, impressive, enhancing, etc. for his eyes and flesh.
   From my reading I don’t see anywhere that Peter says it is a sin but he is explaining that these things are just for outward beauty and are not the way to win his soul! They are only decorations and have no spiritual influence.

My Testimony!

I am 39 yrs old and I’ve been gay since I was about 7 yrs old. I have always felt like a pariah in the gay or straight communities. I didn’t act like a girl and wasn’t interested in hanging out with girls all the time.
I set at the “cool” table at school and I was popular! I wasn’t picked on nor was I asked about who I was attracted to, we just had fun! High-school was pretty great for me! I went around on the weekends to parties with the football players, rich kids, popular kids, cheerleaders, etc. So I was by no means an outcast!
When I started going to bars things changed, quickly! Every person there was so fake and I didn’t like doing what they wanted to do (drink, dance, scream like girls, giggle) so most of my time was spent at tha bar, drinking. Finally, I started dating a cop and he and I stayed together for about 8mths until I ran into his “only boyfriend”. I’m not one of those fools who stays and cries, that kind of uselessness.
All this time I just felt like something was incredibly wrong and I knew what I was doing was a sin. I would want sex until it happened and then I would feel dirty on the inside!
6yrs ago I got saved and I thought I would be made straight, but as so often, it didn’t happen. I would pray and pray for God to change me, especially after beginning to study the Scripture and it made it clear that same-sex is a sin! Not that I didn’t know before somehow!
People would tell me I was born that way and I needed to stop hating myself. The TRUTH is that we are all born sinners from the fall of Adam and Eve. When we are born the devil begins to influence our behavior and THAT IS HOW I WAS BORN GAY! God had nothing to do with it or if we are made gay by God then consider murderers, fornicators, thieves, liers, petophiles, raspiest, etc. are they to be excused because they were like that from when they were kids? God forbid!
I was living with a man that I considered my husband since we were together for 10 yrs and we both got saved at about the same time. At first he believed same-sex sex was wrong too but then after awhile he wanted to say we were born that way instead. We had stopped having sex for over 3 yrs but I considered us family. I was living close to God and while praying one night I told God that whatever it took I wanted to be closer to Him. Imagine my surprise when God asked me if I would love Him still if He made my partner leave! I thought about it for a few mins and said yes I would still love Him (GOD). It was not long after that that Brian met a guy and left.
I will be truthful here and say that it was horrible! I started hooking up with every guy I could until God brought me back to my senses and I replanted of my transgressions and started for praying for God to change me again! Now God is truly amazing and spoke to me and said what He told Paul that His Grace is sufficient for me and that His strength is made perfect in weakness.
This time I stopped praying for God to change me and that He instead help me be able to help others who were struggling with the same feelings. He did just that, doors were opened that wouldn’t and couldn’t unless God opened them.
Finally, about 7mnts ago I woke up like any other except, when I saw a man that before would have pumped me full of lust to the point that he would have been on my mind all day, I felt NOTHING nor do I feel it for women. However, the love inside of me for all people grew and grew! My soul concern now is to help people see how much they need salvation. When I pray I feel so unworthy of His blessings but then to have had Him touch me and release me from that splintered, heavy, cumbersome cross truly I still stand in awe!!
Hear me, PLEASE, homosexuality is not a gift from a Holy God it is a wicked trick of satan but The Lord has beaten satan and deliverance IS yours.
No doubt many that read this will despise me and hate me and while if I could I would let you experience it for a day! Many of you may pen disturbing letters to me or hate me enough to want me dead but I do not fear what man can do to me! I ask that God open your eyes and plant a seed in your heart. This I say because I love all of you: if you continue to live a homosexual lifestyle, dress like women, talk like women, etc you are going to HELL! IT’S THAT SIMPLE! Hell was not made for humans it was made for the devil and his angels! No a loving God will not send anyone there, YOU WILL SEND YOURSELF!
Remember God loves you but He hates the sin in your life and that can be removed if you humble your pride and repent for them and then study and live your life as close to the teachings of the Word,with all due haste, and give up that gay life, the lies, the fornication, the adulterey, the idolatry, etc.

!!TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION!!

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