A Coming Judgment of Mankind

A Coming Judgment of Mankind

A Coming Judgment of Mankind

“But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times of great stress and trouble will come, difficult days that will be hard to bear. For people will be lovers of self, narcissistic, self- focused, lovers of money impelled by greed, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane, and they will be unloving devoid of natural human affection, calloused and inhumane, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control, intemperate, immoral, brutal, haters of good, traders, reckless, conceited, lovers of sensual pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of outward godliness (religion), although they have denied its power (for their conduct nullifies their claim to Faith). Avoid such people and keep far away from them.” 2 Timothy 3: 1-5

We live in a day of spoiled, entitled humans including the professing, Christians.

 

This is a time of the greatest world prosperity in human history.

More people have been brought out of poverty that ever before and yet especially in America we are thankful and appreciative for little. We are overwhelmingly self-centered, self-absorbed, lukewarm pleasure and comfort seekers treating God like our servant instead of Holy, Infinite God Almighty. 

Apparently, no one will spend eternity in hell separated from King Jesus because the church seems neither concerned nor focused on a person’s state of salvation and the church overall may not even understand the theology of salvation or the importance of the work of Christ on the cross on mankind’s behalf. 

People Rarely Need Each Other to Survive Anymore

My grandparents didn’t have the damnable luxury of divorce because they were working so hard to just survive and provide for their families.

Everything in the cellar was something to be thankful and grateful for because it was hard earned.

Literally few people had a silver plate handed to them. 

In this day and age, the idea is for “Almighty” government to hand you a silver plate. Children don’t respect their parents because they do not reflect the character of their Creator but instead reflect the world system and for many, Satan their father.

Or, if they profess to be Christians, they betray any real belief in Jesus Christ but teach their children religious hypocrisy. 

They don’t think they need God on any real here on earth, including God in heaven, much less, Jesus Christ on his earthly throne.

To them, it appears that God is a type of non-entity, and Heaven is a boring state of floating on a cloud in some satirized cartoon of heaven with no personal, all-powerful, holy, all-consuming being that you prostrate yourself before.

Satan lampooning, mocking and parodying heaven has been the norm for centuries especially in movie and television productions.

The reality of an All-Consuming being, burning more brightly than a trillion nuclear bombs, is suppressed in their minds and intellects. 

A coming judgment of mankind is old-fashioned and does not fit into this woke day.

What is your standing and relationship with Jesus Christ? 

He is our only hope.

 

A Coming Judgment of Mankind


 

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Sixty Seventh Birthday Message

Sixty Seventh Birthday Message

Sixty Seventh Birthday Message

Gentlemen, this is my 67th birthday message.

Today I get to preach to the group!

Each year I love getting closer to the arms of Jesus. Everything we have ever hoped for, dreamed for, longed for and the final fulfillment of every need that has been built into us by God Himself is to be with Jesus someday.

The ultimate perfect relationship and marriage is the best illustration.

Everything here on this planet is a reminder that we are not yet with Him and the battle, the great battle is not to find temporary substitutions for those need fulfillments in the flesh or in the world but in the Spirit, in Him.

We see people achieve great things like Olympic medals or prizes on game shows or the lottery, or superior dream jobs or places of power, or some living vicariously through their children’s successes, even victory in battle or a political race.

Millions of books are rooted in some kind of lacking or insurmountable obstacle and then the hero winning the prize, be it the kingdom, the revelation that your Father is a King and that you were kidnapped as a child or meeting your Prince Charming or finding the love of a beauty queen.

Movies that resonate with people…

…usually have to do with this idea of winning, of overcoming, of the enemy or the evil one being destroyed, of reward.

I believe that culture has always pointed towards the day that you and I will be complete in Jesus Christ.

It is like winning the ultimate Lottery and anyone can enter by faith and when the prize.

Every good thing that exists is wrapped up into Jesus Christ.

All good is found in Jesus. Everything else of the flesh and the world is temporal and not eternal.

We don’t have any fairy tales that end in a divorce. The hero’s fairy tale lives in a type of Eternal Bliss and happiness.

What billions of people have excepted as fantasy, we as children of God (believers) believe is a certain reality in Jesus Christ , the Author and Creator of this entire story.

I am one of the heroes in God’s story!

 

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My War With Covid-19

My War With Covid-19

My War With Covid-19 

January 15th of 2021 was the beginning of a very difficult experience with Covid-19. 

It started with what I thought were some allergies, and I begin taking Zyrtec-D. 

On Saturday the 16th, I developed a dry cough but didn’t think anything of it as I did not have a temperature. 

I hiked and biked on that Saturday and went out with friends to eat. 

By Monday morning, I went out to eat with a good friend at a breakfast place and had delicious blue corn pancakes with Bananas Foster. 

By that afternoon, I was tired and then exhausted, and by that night, I had a fever and chills all night long.

At that point, I realized I either had Covid-19 or the flu. On Tuesday, it felt as if my brain were literally on fire. I had a helmet headache and was unable to do anything but lie still. I was taking Aleve, but it did not help much.

Most All Of the Symptoms Developed Tuesday Night

Extreme aches and pains, my bronchial tubes feeling like they were on fire, breaking out in a rash similar to shingles, but normal temperature and blood pressure. 

On Wednesday, I was tested for covid-19, and it confirmed I was positive. 

Each day for eight days, I got progressively worse as the virus was multiplying in my body, but my immune system had yet to produce enough antibodies to fight the infection. 

On Thursday of that week, my spinal cord begins to burn, and I felt as if World War 3 was going on in my body. 

One of my cousins, a doctor, suggested I have the antibody infusion as soon as possible. A doctor at the hospital helps me set up the paperwork; however, due to different slip-ups, it took me five days to get the infusion finally.

On the day of the infusion, I finally developed a fever that stayed around 102 for seven days. 

For the first 14 days, I was more comfortable sitting up at night. During the whole experience, I talked to five doctors and saw seven nurses. 

I was not admitted to the hospital because my vital signs were still normal, and my blood oxygen when awake was around 92.

Today is the end of week 4 of having covid-19.

I am progressing and healing very slowly but was able to attend a men’s meeting at church that night. 

As I went through this experience, I thought of the scripture, “yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me.” 

I had nothing to do but lay still and trust God, and I could most definitely tell that he was with me in the suffering.

I had numerous people reach out to me with prayers and supplies of chicken soup. 

I lost my sense of smell and taste, but both are coming back slowly, and my hair was falling out, so I got a very close-cropped haircut the other day.   

I continue to struggle with a covid-19 rash. 

Five days ago, I got a new rash on my chest, but the rash on my back and neck, and sides has healed. 

They assume that I’ve had for 35 years that my covid-19 case with more severe because of lupus. 

I am insulin resistant and considered overweight even though I am very active.

I was disappointed that none of the doctors suggested any medicines and said that I would have to be in the ICU to get any medication.

 Last night was what I wouldn’t consider a regular night of sleep for the first time in four weeks. I also tested negative for the active virus, for which I am grateful. 

I observed a lack of standardization or consistency with treating someone with Covid-19.

I feel very blessed to be able to write this today.

Each day I feel as if I’m getting 2% better. I can’t say that the vitamin C, D, and zinc helped me that much, but I believe that the antibiotic later in my sickness helped. 

I was drinking 2 gallons of water a day with electrolytes. 

Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss covid-19 and possible long-term side effects and treatments. 

I am researching this very nasty virus, and I am grateful for all of the prayers and love I received.

 

What the government says about the test for past infection at the CDC

 

My War with Covid-19


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Reaching the Well Adjusted Person for Christ

Reaching the Well Adjusted Person for Christ

Reaching the Well Adjusted Person for Christ

How do we, as Christian brothers, help the men who would be considered well adjusted?

The guy who didn’t have abuse and severe trauma in childhood resulting in addictions or extreme dysfunctional behaviors, the kid who had a relatively stable childhood?

I’m thinking of the normal, contented average Christian man who loves the world more than Jesus but may not know it.

As a Christian, the worldly guy has no vision, no real relationship with Christ, and whose nature is passive and non-confrontational about everything that doesn’t measure up to Christ.

He won’t act or listen when confronted by the Holy Spirit.

 This guy will miss rewards in heaven because he half-heartedly or lukewarmly chose by an act of his free will to seek, ask and knock after Jesus.

He is disinterested in loving God with all his heart, soul and mind, and strength. He wants fire insurance but still be able to call most of the shots.

I am thinking about someone I know, a Christian who Satan sidetracked.

What happened, and how did Satan draw this person into a web of deceit?

Was it a lack of submission to the Holy Spirit and those seemingly little things, for example, having to do with self-discipline or believing truth?

Or was it a matter of entitlement/ ego?

Did he believe the hype about himself instead of believing what Jesus thought about him?

Or was it a “Williams” family curse kind of thing; hardheadedness, stubbornness, and a lack of humility and meekness to be corrected and to listen to someone?

(PROVERBS) Or was it giving in to the sinful flesh and its sensual desires and needs? What caused the downfall?

Today, I’m thinking about what it would look like to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ because that is where we are going.

All of my brokenness, self-dependence, self-rule, and pride must be broken and removed even if by the fires of purification.

It includes the broken addict or the extremely successful person.

 

Reaching the Well Adjusted Person for Christ


 

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The Choice that Confronted Adam

The Choice that Confronted Adam

The Choice that Confronted Adam

God planted a great number of trees in the garden of Eden, but “in the midst of the garden’’, that is, in a place of special prominence, He planted two trees: the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Adam was created innocent; he had no knowledge of good and evil. Think of a grown man, say thirty years old, who has no sense of right or wrong, no power to differentiate between the two!

Would you not say such a man was undeveloped?

Well, that is exactly what Adam was. And God brings him into the garden and says to him, in effect, “Now the garden is full of trees, full of fruits, and of the fruit of every tree you may eat freely.

But in the very midst of the garden is one tree called ‘the tree of the knowledge of good and evil’; you must not eat of that, for in the day that you do so you will surely die.

But remember, the name of the other tree close by is ‘life’.

What then is the meaning of these two trees? Adam was, so to speak, created morally neutral-neither sinful nor holy, but innocent-and God put those two trees there so that he might exercise free choice.

He could choose the tree of life, or he could choose the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 

Now the knowledge of good and evil, though forbidden to Adam, is not wrong in itself.

Without it, however, Adam is in a sense limited in that he cannot decide for himself on moral issues. Judgment of right and wrong resides not in him, but God.

Adam’s only course when faced with any question is to refer it to Jehovah God.

Thus, you have a life in the garden which is totally dependent on God.

 These two trees, then typify two-deep principles; they represent two plans of life, the Divine and the human. The Tree of Life Is God himself, for God is life.

He is the highest form of life, and he is also the source and goal of life. and the fruit; what is that? it is our Lord Jesus Christ.

You cannot eat the tree, but you can eat the fruits. no one is able to receive God as God, but we can receive the Lord Jesus Christ. The fruit is the edible part, the receivable part of the tree.

So, may I say it reverently?

The Lord Jesus Christ is really God in a receivable form. God is in Christ we can receive.

If Adam should take of the tree of life, he would partake of the life of God. Thus, he would become a son of God, in the sense of having in him a life that derived from God.

There you would have God’s life in Union with man; a race of men having the life of God in them and living in constant dependence upon God for that life.

But if instead Adam should turn the other way and take of the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil, then he would develop his own manhood along natural lines apart from God, as a self-sufficient being, he would possess in himself the power to form independent judgment, but he would have no life from God.

So, this was the alternative that lay before him, choosing the way of the spirit, the way of obedience oh, he would become a son of God, living independent upon God for his life.

Taking the natural course, he would put the finishing touch to himself, as it were by becoming a self-dependent being, judging and acting apart from God.

The history of humanity is the outcome of the choice he made.

I think this excerpt from The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee is extraordinary in its clear explanation of the origins of mankind and its effect upon history.

We were designed by God for God and for His glory and yet mankind chose his own manhood along natural lines apart from God.

This is my great challenge as a Christian.

Every morning that I wake up I must choose the way of the Spirit, the way of obedience so that I can become a son of God, living in dependence upon God for my life.

My self-dependent living will not bring me eternal life and all of the wonderful things that go along with it in Christ. You can partake of the fruit from the “tree of life” by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ.

He loves you and gave up His life for you.


 

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