Dealing With Evil

I know that our tendency is to fight back against someone that has hurt us; but what we need to understand is that love is the most powerful element in the Universe.

So when someone wrongs you, show them love; it will effect more change than you can imagine. Leave the justice to the only One worthy of handing out that judgement, God.

Thank you all for your continued prayers; more to come.

Agape Love,

David

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We Have Arrived- March 23, 2018

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Good Friday Morning everyone! Normally I would be working on a Friday but my Bride and I took a couple of days off to get some stuff done and to just unplug a bit. Thank you again for all your prayers as her back, while still has a long way to go, is headed in the right direction. At least we have an answer as to what is causing her pain, now we can focus on the treatment. My mouth is still recovering, but definitely in much better shape than before. So, medically anyway I believe we are headed in the right direction. Spiritually, well, we took a bit of a punch to the gut yesterday and in the following paragraphs I will explain why. Please note that there is no judgment coming from me, only observations and how it made me feel..nothing more. My place is to continue to love others and let God be the judge; that will never waiver. Know this though my friends, we have arrived….

Please keep in mind, this may or may not come across the way I want it to. Ever since this happened yesterday I have been in torment on how to proceed. I honestly felt a little like Peter. While I would never deny Jesus directly, I feel like sometimes our actions, or lack thereof, kinda do the same thing. So, if things come across a little vague, its not intended to be I just have to do the right thing but also in such a way where I have the ability to make the most impact…..

Anyway, a certain company (which I will not name here) launched a new advertising campaign. This campaign was launched with a 2.5 minute video that left me speechless. I will not be posting the video here as I refuse to give the Enemy more screen time than he deserves. If you want to see it, PM me and I will give you the link. So, I could talk about for hours everything that was wrong with this video, however, the part that rocked me to my core was when the following words were spoken..”Our Progress is our god“…..

I was so sickened by this..I just couldn’t believe that those words were spoken with such boldness and disregard for who heard them. I mean, in the past the Enemy would try and hide his mission but here….well…it couldn’t be any clearer. What made it even worse were the comments! People that I always thought were believers were PRAISING this action and encouraging more! Just typing this wants me to go take another shower….Hence you see why I put the golden calf up in the header; this company and these certain people supporting it, have declared with one voice, “we have only one god and that god is progress”. I can’t believe this day has come…..

Now you may ask, why is this so personal? Well, lets just say I have close ties with this company and leave it at that. My goal here is not necessarily to drag this company through the mud but to point out with even more certainty that our time is short. GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED. There is only ONE God and that is Jehovah God, no other! He nor His Son Jesus will stand for such blasphemy much longer…

Exodus 20:5- “You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,”

Friends, it is time to make a decision. We simply do not have time to ride the fence on this anymore. You are either with God or against Him, end of story. I’m not talking about playing some legalistic game of following rules, I mean truly having a relationship with the Creator of the Universe that loves you beyond anything you can imagine. So much that He sent His only Son to pay the price that WE should have paid. This ad honestly reminds me of how I felt after watching Passion of the Christ. Like, in some way, I was again beating him with those chains, and once again nailing Him to that Cross. Ugh…again, my writing skills just can’t capture the essence of what I feel this morning…

The other thing is the complete disregard of this company in caring about who this might offend. It seems certain groups we coddle to and others, such as those that believe in God, get thrown to the trash with no concern at all on how we might feel. I guess though it goes back to my original point; we have arrived. We have arrived in the time where Moses went up to Mount Sinai and came back to discover the people of Israel had replaced God with a golden calf. This company has just thrown down the same gauntlet; that the only god that exists in their minds is progress. I for one am not! This message is just the beginning; with God leading the way, I want to expose ANYTHING or ANYONE that denies that God exists, and tries to replace Him with a golden calf. Not on my watch, how about you…..Do you deny Him today? Do you instead celebrate with the masses as the world raises its new god? As always, the choice is yours…..

Choose Wisely,

David

 

 

Paul Harvey

I came across this browsing around today and I have heard it before but it bears repeating….

This speech was broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on April 3, 1965:

“If I were the Devil. . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States. I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.” To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”. In the ears of the young marrieds, I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be extreme in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct. And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: “Our Father, which art in Washington” . . .

If I were the devil, I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull an uninteresting. I’d threaten T.V. with dirtier movies and vice versa. And then, if I were the devil, I’d get organized. I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing and less work, because idle hands usually work for me. I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. And I’d tranquilize the rest with pills. If I were the devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects but neglect to discipline emotions . . . let those run wild. I would designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts in the land and I would get preachers to say “she’s right.” With flattery and promises of power, I could get the courts to rule what I construe as against God and in favor of pornography, and thus, I would evict God from the courthouse, and then from the school house, and then from the houses of Congress and then, in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and I would deify science because that way men would become smart enough to create super weapons but not wise enough to control them.

If I were Satan, I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg, and the symbol of Christmas, a bottle. If I were the devil, I would take from those who have and I would give to those who wanted, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And then, my police state would force everybody back to work. Then, I could separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines, and objectors in slave camps. In other words, if I were Satan, I’d just keep on doing what he’s doing.

Paul Harvey, Good Day.

WARNING- MUST READ

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Good morning again friends; do I have your attention? I hope so because this might be the most important message I ever bring you. It didn’t really hit me until this morning but that is not surprising; that is how God usually brings these things to me. So, why the big warning? We have entered a new realm…..

I purposely have stayed away from discussing the events down in Florida up until now because emotions are of course very raw and for those on both sides of the issue there is simply no listening to each other at this point. So, me stepping in and flaming either side served no purpose; until now…..

If I had just heard this once, I might have dismissed it but I heard it MANY times from ALL ages and it has brought me to understand that our time is shorter than even I thought. What was said? “WE DON’T WANT YOUR PRAYERS. WE WANT ACTION”. Oh gosh the phrase that Jesus said “Father forgive them for they no not what they do” has never been more relevant…. These folks have no clue the evil they are about to unleash upon this world….

For years we have been kicking God out of everything, ESPECIALLY our schools and then wonder why these senseless acts happen. We blame them on guns, tolerance, etc, however the real problem is we have kicked God out and slammed the door. Now we are angrily demanding that we stay away with our prayers. Folks, get ready….

Even us believers have a hard time with prayer; if we TRULY understood the power that comes from TRUE prayer, you would never leave your knees. We don’t understand that prayer is a direct contact with the Creator of the Universe; how can we just DEMAND that we not go to Him?? I know that people get frustrated with the timing of God’s answers, I have been one of them. With that said, I have seen God answer my prayers immediately as well!

Friends, if we really want prayers gone then there must be something to fill the void. There is something and he has now been given permission to come into their hearts and lives more than ever before…The Angel of Light is about to descend upon this world like never before. I will say this though; I still have hope! I have hope because I know that all of this has been foretold and soon ALL will be restored and we will be living in eternal paradise with our Father. Hold on to that my friends; times are about to get very rough. I PRAY that all of you reading this know Jesus as Savior. The time for true ACTION is indeed now; but with our prayers… no matter how much the world wants to stop we must not! Amen?

Love and Prayers,

David

WARNING- MUST READ

warning

Good morning again friends; do I have your attention? I hope so because this might be the most important message I ever bring you. It didn’t really hit me until this morning but that is not surprising; that is how God usually brings these things to me. So, why the big warning? We have entered a new realm…..

I purposely have stayed away from discussing the events down in Florida up until now because emotions are of course very raw and for those on both sides of the issue there is simply no listening to each other at this point. So, me stepping in and flaming either side served no purpose; until now…..

If I had just heard this once, I might have dismissed it but I heard it MANY times from ALL ages and it has brought me to understand that our time is shorter than even I thought. What was said? “WE DON’T WANT YOUR PRAYERS. WE WANT ACTION”. Oh gosh the phrase that Jesus said “Father forgive them for they no not what they do” has never been more relevant…. These folks have no clue the evil they are about to unleash upon this world….

For years we have been kicking God out of everything, ESPECIALLY our schools and then wonder why these senseless acts happen. We blame them on guns, tolerance, etc, however the real problem is we have kicked God out and slammed the door. Now we are angrily demanding that we stay away with our prayers. Folks, get ready….

Even us believers have a hard time with prayer; if we TRULY understood the power that comes from TRUE prayer, you would never leave your knees. We don’t understand that prayer is a direct contact with the Creator of the Universe; how can we just DEMAND that we not go to Him?? I know that people get frustrated with the timing of God’s answers, I have been one of them. With that said, I have seen God answer my prayers immediately as well!

Friends, if we really want prayers gone then there must be something to fill the void. There is something and he has now been given permission to come into their hearts and lives more than ever before…The Angel of Light is about to descend upon this world like never before. I will say this though; I still have hope! I have hope because I know that all of this has been foretold and soon ALL will be restored and we will be living in eternal paradise with our Father. Hold on to that my friends; times are about to get very rough. I PRAY that all of you reading this know Jesus as Savior. The time for true ACTION is indeed now; but with our prayers… no matter how much the world wants to stop we must not! Amen?

Love and Prayers,

David

Here It Goes!

Good morning/afternoon my friends! It really has been a tough week hasn’t it? For some this week it was much worse than others as we had another senseless act of violence which killed many children down in my home state of Florida. I originally thought about making this the focal point of my message today but I think what I have to say instead is just too important to put off another week. Honestly, I have had enough of the Gun Control debate; if people don’t or are unwilling to understand that evil is evil no matter what weapon they use, then its not worth the oxygen anymore. Arguing with an atheist about something concerning the foundations of God is pointless. We need to pray that in His timing, they will open their minds to Truth. With that said here we go….

I came across another blog the other day which described a situation where a person that had just come to know Christ as Savior had some questions for the pastor and that interaction confirmed what I have known for years now. The Church has failed people; failed them in ways that they don’t even realize. Here is a paraphrase of that conversation…

Young Man: Pastor I have been reading my Bible and have a question.

Pastor: Sure son go ahead.

Young Man: I have been reading my Bible faithfully every day and I don’t understand something.

Pastor: What is that?

Young Man: Well throughout the New Testament which I have been reading faithfully it talks a lot about what our priorities should be for the Kingdom and honestly I don’t see that when I come on Sundays. Why aren’t our priorities the same with what the Bible speaks of.

Pastor: Honestly I’m not sure son….

Again, I’m paraphrasing this conversation but alas the Pastor was forced to reexamine what that churches ministry was all about. I see this all the time as well. I wont specify names but a church I used to attend locally spends hours and hours worrying about their tech department, arguing about how the music should be played and yet not one minute is spent in planning how the body is going to witness to people for Christ. I must have missed the Scripture talking about how much time we must spend worrying about tech, coffee and donuts, hunting trips, you get my point. If we are not focused on winning souls for Christ, what the heck are we doing there in the first place? Is that not what being the Church is all about?

You can see it everywhere…people are struggling, WHERE IS THE CHURCH? We can blame politicians, gun control policies, whatever you want but at the end of the day God called the Church to be the cornerstone of life! What kind of cornerstone are we providing when all we really have are a bunch of country clubs?? Meanwhile, Satan and his minions are ruining lives, destroying families, and we just sit idly by and watch it all happen.

My heart truly breaks and that is why I started this blog/ministry to hopefully fill the gap that our churches have created. Removing the Veil of lies that we have been told about what church is all about. It’s not about church membership and playing some Godly character for two hours on Sunday, its about being a Light for others that they may see Christ in you. How many of us are seeing that light in our local church? There may be some out there but they are too far and few between. Are we following the call that God’s Word tells us about what Church should be? Or are we too worried about getting money for our fancy cars and clothes. Someone said the other day we should dress our best for Sunday; which do you think God would have you do; buy a new suit to wear on Sunday or wear sweats and spend that suit money on food for the needy? What about that fancy car your driving; think God is impressed?

Look folks, time is short. I ask you today, do you care about winning souls for Christ, or are you fine just playing religion once a week for two hours. I commit to all of you this; I will come to you with a message or two or three a day of HOPE, of LOVE, and of TRUTH. That is what God has called His church to do and I don’t need a fancy building to do it. I can start right here and so can you. Let us get back to the basics and be that LIGHT! Can we do that today?

I appreciate all of you, lets get er done!!

David

Here It Goes!

Good morning/afternoon my friends! It really has been a tough week hasn’t it? For some this week it was much worse than others as we had another senseless act of violence which killed many children down in my home state of Florida. I originally thought about making this the focal point of my message today but I think what I have to say instead is just too important to put off another week. Honestly, I have had enough of the Gun Control debate; if people don’t or are unwilling to understand that evil is evil no matter what weapon they use, then its not worth the oxygen anymore. Arguing with an atheist about something concerning the foundations of God is pointless. We need to pray that in His timing, they will open their minds to Truth. With that said here we go….

I came across another blog the other day which described a situation where a person that had just come to know Christ as Savior had some questions for the pastor and that interaction confirmed what I have known for years now. The Church has failed people; failed them in ways that they don’t even realize. Here is a paraphrase of that conversation…

Young Man: Pastor I have been reading my Bible and have a question.

Pastor: Sure son go ahead.

Young Man: I have been reading my Bible faithfully every day and I don’t understand something.

Pastor: What is that?

Young Man: Well throughout the New Testament which I have been reading faithfully it talks a lot about what our priorities should be for the Kingdom and honestly I don’t see that when I come on Sundays. Why aren’t our priorities the same with what the Bible speaks of.

Pastor: Honestly I’m not sure son….

Again, I’m paraphrasing this conversation but alas the Pastor was forced to reexamine what that churches ministry was all about. I see this all the time as well. I wont specify names but a church I used to attend locally spends hours and hours worrying about their tech department, arguing about how the music should be played and yet not one minute is spent in planning how the body is going to witness to people for Christ. I must have missed the Scripture talking about how much time we must spend worrying about tech, coffee and donuts, hunting trips, you get my point. If we are not focused on winning souls for Christ, what the heck are we doing there in the first place? Is that not what being the Church is all about?

You can see it everywhere…people are struggling, WHERE IS THE CHURCH? We can blame politicians, gun control policies, whatever you want but at the end of the day God called the Church to be the cornerstone of life! What kind of cornerstone are we providing when all we really have are a bunch of country clubs?? Meanwhile, Satan and his minions are ruining lives, destroying families, and we just sit idly by and watch it all happen.

My heart truly breaks and that is why I started this blog/ministry to hopefully fill the gap that our churches have created. Removing the Veil of lies that we have been told about what church is all about. It’s not about church membership and playing some Godly character for two hours on Sunday, its about being a Light for others that they may see Christ in you. How many of us are seeing that light in our local church? There may be some out there but they are too far and few between. Are we following the call that God’s Word tells us about what Church should be? Or are we too worried about getting money for our fancy cars and clothes. Someone said the other day we should dress our best for Sunday; which do you think God would have you do; buy a new suit to wear on Sunday or wear sweats and spend that suit money on food for the needy? What about that fancy car your driving; think God is impressed?

Look folks, time is short. I ask you today, do you care about winning souls for Christ, or are you fine just playing religion once a week for two hours. I commit to all of you this; I will come to you with a message or two or three a day of HOPE, of LOVE, and of TRUTH. That is what God has called His church to do and I don’t need a fancy building to do it. I can start right here and so can you. Let us get back to the basics and be that LIGHT! Can we do that today?

I appreciate all of you, lets get er done!!

David