There Is Still Time

David Fischer

Joel 2:12 -“That is why the LORD says,”Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning.”

During this Catholic holiday of Lent, I wonder how many have actually given their hearts to the Lord Jesus? First things first friends..

Blessings,

David

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Saturday

Psalms 130:5-“I am counting on the LORD; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.”

More to come…

David

Always Learning

One thing about being a Pastor, being in the ministry, heck just being a human being is that we are always learning; at least that is what we should be doing. We should never reach a point in our lives where we know without a shadow of a doubt that we know everything and can’t be taught. This happened to me yesterday and even though I knew better, I had to learn the hard way a very simple fact; some people don’t want to learn…

If I am wrong I say it; always been a trait of mine that I hold dear and to be honest expect from others as well. It’s right up there with honesty, kind of a non-negotiable. Over the last few days there has been quite the debate that I stirred up on whether Baptism is required for salvation. I will go to my grave saying it is not because the Bible just gives too many examples where it is Grace and Grace alone (with your acceptance of that Grace) that saves you. Baptism is an act that Jesus is very clear about in which acts can’t save you. Look at the person on the Cross with Jesus; “Today you will be with me in Paradise”. Was that person Baptized? No of course not. So if you are saying Baptism is required for salvation then you are saying that Jesus was lying on the Cross when He made that statement. (There are plenty more examples Jesus gave us through His Word but that is the most obvious one). ANWAYS….

What I learned yesterday is that no one is ever teachable when you play this back and forth game with them; especially over the internet. I would much rather have that type of conversation over coffee face to face, however, in this world today that is difficult so here we are….I should have taken a page from my mentor and just gave my position and left it there. Many people agree with my stance on this; why engage others that disagree? It just puts on a horrible witness and for that I am truly sorry. I guess for me when it comes to issues of salvation it drives me insane to see folks deceived, but again just like spreading the Good News itself, I am not responsible for what people do with the information I give them, only that I in fact give it to them. The Holy Spirit does the rest.

So, my advice to all of you? Let Love be your guide! On most things concerning God and His Word odds are we have it all jacked up anyways. I mean look at all the different versions and today the lack of research people do into the original languages in which God’s Word was written. Other than the basics, I bet when we get to Heaven we will see how wrong we were about a great many things. So if you are passionate about something, be passionate and put it out there. Just stop engaging those that only want to argue and not learn. I know for me that is the approach I will be taking from now on.

Have a great Sunday everyone!

Agape Love,

David

Do Not Fear

Good morning everyone and welcome to Monday! Normally I would not be writing a longer post on a Monday because I would be at work, but God blessed me with a job where I can be off today and enjoy one more day of family and relaxation. I pray most of you can do the same!

Fear…some say that this phrase of “Do Not Fear” occurs 365 times in the Bible. While I have my doubts about that number simply because of the human error involved with translations, the point is not lost. WE SHOULD NOT FEAR!!! Now if you don’t know God and His Son Jesus Christ then you really should fear; only because someday this evil and sin will be dealt with and you don’t want to stand accused without the lawyer of all lawyers Amen? As a Christ-follower though, God has given you a Spirit which knows no fear. The question today is are you willing to give yourself fully to Him and let Him wipe that fear away from you?

Fear causes so many problems; it starts with small things and before you know it you are scared of even waking up in the morning. Make no mistake on who that is from; it is from your Enemy Lucifer who hates you and will do everything in his limited power to keep you down. Using fear as a weapon is one of his biggest weapons against us. Problem for him though is God has given us the ability to shed that fear away like an old t-shirt! Are you willing to shed that fear and start doing the great things for God you were called to do?

My friends, despite the way the media (and some well intentioned Christians) would tell you, the world is really full of hope. There are many people like you and me with stories of redemption and tales of breaking free of those chains of fear through Jesus. Why not be one more of those stories this morning? Why not tell the Enemy he has no place in your life and watch him have to flee? Why not tell Jesus that He has all of your heart and let Him pull you up from the pits of despair?

As always, its your choice, no one can make it for you. God is a gentleman and will only come into your life if you ask Him. Will you ask Him today?

Love and Hugs,

David

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Do Not Fear

Good morning everyone and welcome to Monday! Normally I would not be writing a longer post on a Monday because I would be at work, but God blessed me with a job where I can be off today and enjoy one more day of family and relaxation. I pray most of you can do the same!

Fear…some say that this phrase of “Do Not Fear” occurs 365 times in the Bible. While I have my doubts about that number simply because of the human error involved with translations, the point is not lost. WE SHOULD NOT FEAR!!! Now if you don’t know God and His Son Jesus Christ then you really should fear; only because someday this evil and sin will be dealt with and you don’t want to stand accused without the lawyer of all lawyers Amen? As a Christ-follower though, God has given you a Spirit which knows no fear. The question today is are you willing to give yourself fully to Him and let Him wipe that fear away from you?

Fear causes so many problems; it starts with small things and before you know it you are scared of even waking up in the morning. Make no mistake on who that is from; it is from your Enemy Lucifer who hates you and will do everything in his limited power to keep you down. Using fear as a weapon is one of his biggest weapons against us. Problem for him though is God has given us the ability to shed that fear away like an old t-shirt! Are you willing to shed that fear and start doing the great things for God you were called to do?

My friends, despite the way the media (and some well intentioned Christians) would tell you, the world is really full of hope. There are many people like you and me with stories of redemption and tales of breaking free of those chains of fear through Jesus. Why not be one more of those stories this morning? Why not tell the Enemy he has no place in your life and watch him have to flee? Why not tell Jesus that He has all of your heart and let Him pull you up from the pits of despair?

As always, its your choice, no one can make it for you. God is a gentleman and will only come into your life if you ask Him. Will you ask Him today?

Love and Hugs,

David

If you have been helped by this message, would you please share this page with others by reblogging this message here on WordPress and sharing with your other social media outlets? Thank you and God Bless!