I had a few minutes today to go LIVE today, and just talk about what is going on in the world. It feels crazy, out of control. In this LIVE, I mentioned it feels like I have my family in a car and a random four year old is at the wheel. It is unsettling and scary. In times like this, it’s vital to talk about what really matters. Actually, is is vital to talk about what really matters as much as possible, but it feels like now more than ever the truth must be shared. Life is short and our eternity is what really matters. In the midst of this storm of uncertainty we are in, it is Jesus that provides the peace and KNOWING Him is what really matters.
I simply wanted to write you all and say Merry Christmas. If you are alone this Christmas, I want you to know that you are NOT alone when you have Jesus. He truly is the reason for the Season, and He is the PEACE that passes all understanding. When you have Jesus, you know true peace. Where there is peace there is no fear, there is no anxiety, there is no anger, there is no hate, there is LOVE. Perfect LOVE casts out fear.
God bless each and every one of you. Even the haters 🙂
“For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
I honestly believe we are at a pivotal moment in history. We are living in a time when right is wrong and wrong is right. We have let feelings override truth. In order “not to offend” we have compromised all logic, reason, science, common sense and most importantly our faith. Our schools are being taught by left wing liberals solely there to indoctrinate. Our churches are being lead by milquetoast weak Priests and Pastors who encourage love without loves primary component -redemption; And in the meantime Christians are literally “loving” people into hell. Jesus did not come to unite, he came to divide. Division is often stigmatized, but division is necessary. There is no unity between light and darkness. Light separates itself from darkness. We are called to LOVE all, but not to unify with all. Love is essential because real love convicts and transforms. When transformation occurs then unity is possible, but not until then.
Christians have become sedated. We are too afraid to speak the truth and because of this look at our world! Women are being encouraged to “shout their abortion.” Just this last week, we witnessed the Democrat legislature in New York cheering a bill that allows for late term abortion up till birth. We watched a Democrat Virginia legislator advocate for a bill that would allow for a baby to be murdered during labor! The Democrat Governor of Virginia openly supported infanticide last week! Democrats in my state are putting forth a sex education bill that teaches Kindergarten through 12th grade about alternative sexual lifestyles, and that there are multiple genders, THERE ARE NOT. God made MALE and he made FEMALE. If you have a problem with that, take it up with God.
These legislators represent our society. They are our voice. When you elect a legislator that supports late term abortion- YOU support late term abortion. Your voice, is your vote. Abortion directly contradicts Gods word. Jeremiah 1:5 says: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you and before you were born I consecrated you.” Life is created by God and for God, there are no accidents.
Sadly, Christians have wanted to be loved by the world instead of speaking truth to the world. Our silence has allowed evil to run rampant. The truth cuts like a sword, there is no gray when it comes to the truth. We are not to be lukewarm, Jesus said “because you are lukewarm –neither hot nor cold –I am about to spit you out of my mouth” Revelation 3:16. Bring the TRUTH. The truth is Gods word. You know what the truth does? It saves. It heals. It sets the oppressed free. It wields unlimited power and we have it. We have been given the same power Jesus has through the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:11 “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.” Jesus even said that we the church the body of Christ would do GREATER things than he did, “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father,” John 14:12.
The time is NOW. No more sitting on the sidelines. The time is now to RISE UP. To step out in faith. To speak the truth to your sphere of influence. No more conscientious objectors. The time is now to stand up to evil. The time is now to proclaim what God’s word says. Evil wants you quiet. Evil wants you complacent, but God has called you for such a time as this. God knew you before he formed you. He has placed you on this planet for this specific time in history. We have been called to bring Heavens Kingdom to earth. “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done ON EARTH as it is in HEAVEN,” Matthew 6:10. If it’s not present in heaven, God doesn’t want it on earth. We are his vessels. Enough of letting the world silence us!
I am not going to lie to you though, this isn’t going to be easy. You will have family turn against you, friends leave your side, you will at times walk alone-it’s going to be a battle but the King of Kings is on your side! Rise up, the time is now.
So Michael Moore is in the news again and tweeting about Jesus and what he would do…..how cute right…
His 1st Tweet: “Tomorrow’s Sunday School (1) What Would Jesus Do? Oh, I know what he’d do — hide on top of a roof and shoot people in the back!”
2nd Tweet: “Sunday School: (2) But What Would Jesus Do if he could be a sniper & save soldiers lives by shooting “savages” in the back?”
First off, Michael Moore, do you know what Jesus would do? Do you? Because I do. I know him quite well. So before you go hypothesizing what Jesus would do, you best check yourself! I know Jesus got pretty pissed off when he went into a temple and saw all sorts of crap being sold there! He wasn’t happy about it, because it was to be a house of prayer. Yep, he got so angry he started flipping over tables and benches! He saw injustice and HE DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT! So Mr. Michael Moore, to answer your question, “what would Jesus do”……well, I think if he saw innocent women and children being buried alive (because that’s what is happening over there) -he’d DO just what what Chris Kyle did!
Hey…..I get this is America and you have every right to spout your “little” (not really “little,” more like gigantor) mouth off, but just remember WHO provided you that right!
The picture says it all!
Now as far as Jesus and you are concerned….that Mr. Moore is solely up to you….
With Christmas just days away, I want to break from the politics and take a moment to give recognition to the true meaning of Christmas.
“The reason for the season,” we hear it so often said….understanding it, is a whole other story.
Can you imagine loving something so much you’d sacrifice your child for it? The very idea blows my mind! Why? How? What would cause someone to do this? I’d do anything to protect my children…anything! So to have the idea of God, loving humanity so much, he gave his only son (knowing that years later-his son would lay down his life for all mankind) sounds crazy!
Why? Why would God do this?
Mankind at its core, is not perfect. If you disagree, just turn on the news for a few minutes and you will hear of unspeakable horrors that mankind is capable of. Also witnessing your absolutely adorable toddler throw a tantrum of outright defiance, shows that wrongdoing is innate.
To start, let me preface by saying I believe that mankind was created. It was not by accident, but by choice. This world was given to mankind. It was a gift.
Now many gifts will be given this Christmas season. When you give a gift, it’s done. You don’t ask for it back. The receiver now has control over what happens to that gift. That gift no longer belongs to the giver.
This world is a fallen world. It is a world that years and years ago was given CHOICE and mankind chose to NOT take from the tree of life, that God offered but instead the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God would not force himself on us, he gave us free will. If you are forced to love something, and to engage with something with no choice -than the relationship is invalid. God wanted a relationship, but he wanted it to be freely engaged in. We chose to NOT choose him. In doing this, mankind separated itself from its creator. It was here; the door to evil and sin were opened and given free reign here on this earth.
For years mankind tried to connect with God, and God tried to connect with his creation. But it is our sin that separates us from God. God is all good and cannot be in the presence of evil, and no evil can be in the presence of God. Priests and Rabbi’s, were even imperfect and would have to wave incense to cloud temples before entering to shield them from the presence of God because it was too intense….and that cloud created a barrier of protection from God. Perfect love casts out all fear/evil. God is perfect love, and in him there is no evil. Mankind continued to fall short, and God desperately wanted to connect with His creation.
The only way God would be able to reconnect with his creation, would be to have someone pay the ultimate penalty for humanities sin, because God cannot be in the company of sin. It was over two-thousand years ago that God, sent his son Jesus to earth. Jesus paid the price for all of our sins. He took every sin, sickness, disease, most unimaginable faults of humanity on that cross and paid the penalty for all of us.
Many cannot accept what Jesus did. Why…..well…because they cannot accept the fact that they are not perfect, that they have fallen short. But it is in that recognition we find salvation, grace and eternal life in Christ. It doesn’t stop there. When you study the life of Jesus, he walked in power, and that same power was given to us. We are not victims but instead victorious through him. Jesus, laid hands on the sick and they recovered, he set people free of oppression, depression, fear, pain, hate and so forth and he told us to go and do the same. Jesus is the example of God’s original desire for all of us when he created mankind.
During Christmas time, we see this beautiful little baby laying in a manger, but that baby was about to change the world forever. When Jesus received the Holy Spirit, when being baptized by John the Baptist-that’s when the POWER hit, and that same power is available to you and me. There is no greater gift than that! Though this world has removed itself from God, God now moves through those who accept him, because of Jesus’s sacrafice. The gift of Jesus is so much more than salvation; it unleashes God’s perfect desire for you here on this earth!
So, when gifts are given in the next few days….remember the most spectacular life changing gift has already been given and it is freely available to you….you just have to accept it.