Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
You cannot know God unless you first know Jesus. Those who reject God won’t see Him—those who reject Christ reject God. It’s a simple concept, the simple Truth. We as humans have the tendency to over complicate things, unnecessarily so.
I thank God for those with an open mind who are willing to re-examine long held beliefs when brought into scrutiny and proven wrong. Mark and I were able to witness to an elderly Jewish man last week who was once part of Richard Rose’s cult in West Virginia in the 1970s. He was SO open-minded and intelligent. It was clear he has been under spiritual warfare for years, the enemy is fighting for his soul, but so is God Almighty. It was such a joy going back and forth with a complete stranger for a couple of hours about the power of the Lord Jesus Christ. He let us lay our hands on him and pray for him and I could tell he was literally on the edge of a breakthrough, a realization of the Truth. It was a beautiful moment in time, and we pray for more just like it. 💛
And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? (Luke 12:22-26)
Preach, Johnny, preach!! Living for the Lord isn’t easy! But it is so worth it.
“Being a Christian isn’t for sissies, It takes a real man to live for God—a lot more man than to live for the devil, you know? If you really want to live right these days, you gotta be tough. If you’re going to be a Christian, you’re going to change. You’re going to lose some old friends, not because you want to, but because you need to. You can’t compromise some things. You have to draw the line daily-the line between what you were and what you’re trying to be now-or you lose even their respect.”
The times are near, Matthew 24 is knocking at the door, and there can’t be too much more to come to past. Amen!!
“The Doctor” is THE best preacher of the 20th century, hands down! He’s an expert at making unbelievers and professing believers uncomfortable with the Truth in God’s Word!
This modern day preaching about God’s grace with no mention of His Holiness has got to stop. One of the dangers of the postmodern church is that some professing Christians will replace the Almighty God with a lesser deity of their own making. Men and women who claim to love God, will subtly de-emphasize attributes of His nature that disturb their sensibilities. They create a deity that is more appropriate to their own worldview. Some folks that really do love God can often do the same thing by stressing the more attractive of His attributes and not paying any mind to elements that offend and/or convict them.
This lack of fear could potentially come from the fact that folks take His grace for granted. His unending grace should push us to repentance but since the human heart is so wicked and corrupted we take His grace for granted, and when He punishes sin we think He is unjust in doing so.
Some folks don’t even think the Old Testament God should be spoken of or listened to since He was so “violent.” I have had conversations with professing Christians that have actually said that God is different now, and the Old Testament God is obsolete. They have used this backwards reasoning to justify their practicing of certain sins that are condemned mostly in the Old Testament, but also in the New Testament.
God is loving, but He is also just! He is Holy and He is to be feared. Please don’t forget. 🙏
This morning as I meditate on Romans 8:28 my heart is filled with joy by the truth of God’s Word. His Word is living and ever-changing yet constant in its ability to guide us through the human struggle. Few of you know this, but since February I have been seeking a new career path after quitting my job at a small company with a Jesus Christ intolerant environment.
After months of prayer and listening to God’s voice I realized I am meant to be a teacher, an English teacher at a Christian High School. Once I realized this truth, I took the appropriate steps to making it happen and the doors starting quickly opening, like it was a mission from God. I sit here in awe of the wonderful work Jesus has done in my life these short 10 months. He has totally changed my life from the inside out and He is only getting started! I am a little nervous about this huge career change but I have a steady faith and a joy that comes from knowing that God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called! And I can’t do this unless God goes before me! Hallelujah!!!🙏
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28