What Are We Pursuing?

Spiritual Warfare is real; defend yourself accordingly

Good Saturday Morning friends! I did it! Two Saturday’s in a row I am writing in my blog. I really want to get back to writing more but baby steps ya know? I hope and pray everyone had a good week and is able to take a couple of days of down time and relax.

This week coming up is going to be a big one for yours truly; more to come on that. 🙂

Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and you will delight in the richest of fare.
– Isaiah 55:1-2

What are you pursuing?

As I was reading my morning devotional, I knew that I had to write about this passage. Today, more than ever, we need to be focused on what is truly important. For so long, we have been focused on things such as money, careers, “the hustle”, and yes even the nasty cuss word right now politics. All the while we have pretty much put God on the shelf.

Oh yes we will do our morning devotionals, go to church, heck we might even fill our social media posts with timely and feel good messages. But are we pursuing Him? What are we pursuing in His place? Do we have any wonder why we always feel frustrated with our lives?

Today I am here to tell you that God wants us to pursue Him full-time! Not just for a few minutes every morning, but in all times and in all circumstances. As the above passage shows us, why spend all of our pursuit on things that only provide temporary strength? Why spend our money on things that will bring us no joy (or only temporary joy). Pursue the things of God and He will provide “the finest food” and all for FREE. (At least for us- It was not free for Jesus)

One final example, for all you gym rats out there? How much time did you put in to making your body healthier and looking better? (Not that there is anything wrong with exercise and eating right-save the hate mail). Now, how much time did you put into making your relationship with God healthier and stronger? I think for all of us the answer is that we spent more time on situation one. And yet we still wonder why we stay frustrated and never satisfied……Making sense?

Friends, I’m not saying to stay in your prayer closet 24/7 and not live your life (although these days that isn’t such a bad idea). We still have to work, exercise, and do the things God has called us to do, but we can still do all those things for HIM. We can make sure that we are not in it for OURSELVES but for HIM. You know who else was all about themselves? Lucifer; and we all see how that turned out….

Start today pursuing our first real love; Jesus Christ. Give Him your all and so all things through Him. Amen? I pray you have a blessed day and please, leave your thoughts and comments below. I would love to hear from you! Also, if your a Twitter peep; follow me at @Gods_Warrior91.

In His Glory,

David

It’s Going To Be Biblical!

Well hello everyone! It’s been a while! Not sure how many will even be reading this as suffice it to say I have not been consistently writing anymore. I have been focusing alot on my YouTube ministry and just life in general. So, if you are still here….THANK YOU! I promise to try and be more engaging…

So, alot going on in the world since we last chatted huh? COVID, the Election, Riots, you know all kinds of “fun” stuff. For a long time it was depressing as we watch the country tear itself apart with no end in sight. Well, then last week I started to take a different perspective.

The phrase, “It’s going to be Biblical” is getting thrown around alot. That said, they are not meaning an actual Biblical event is going to happen, but instead a secular event so large it will seem as if it is straight from the Bible. I think many have it backwards. I think, there is an event coming that will be Biblical but instead EXACTLY from the Bible.

See, for the End Times scenario to fully unfold, America seemingly needs to be out of the way. Most Americans would never agree, voluntarily, to the things the Bible talks about in Revelation. So, with America out of the way, things can get moving. I’m sorry to say that things never go back to normal friends; sides have been chosen, minds and hearts have been closed, and that is simply reality. Jesus warned us times would be like this, and yet we act shocked.

My friends, my message today is that I hope you are ready for what is to come. Much will be required of you in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Either way this election ultimately turns out, America will be worse for it. Worse because we are no longer the United States of America, but the Divided States of America. One thing though, Jesus is still in control! God knew all of this would happen and has it all worked out.

While I support the President and agree with him in this fight, he has exposed the evil that has always been there but hidden. Now with the demonic presence there for all to see, we must be faithful more than ever! We must abide by God’s Word more than ever, and most of all we must use this opportunity to bring people to Jesus Christ more than ever. Amen?

This has always been about Good vs. Evil; this day whom do you serve? Be ready because it indeed is going to be Biblical! Look up!

God Bless,

David

COVID FREE!

Good morning everyone and Happy Thursday!

As I write this to you I am almost 100 percent COVID free! What a challenging time this has been. It definitely has changed my perspective on this topic and I would not wish this on anyone….My wife and I had a “mild” case and it was Hell; I can’t imagine what people go through that have had it alot worse than we did…

So, many of you used to follow my blog and for various reasons I stopped writing. I am praying about writing a book and would like to know who all is still out there following this blog. If you are could you kindly “like” this entry as I am starting the process of thinking about where to write this. (I’m not even sure what I am going to write about, just know it will be weird LOL).

I pray that all of you out there are doing well and as always I appreciate you all. Looking forward to interacting with you all again soon!

God Bless,

David

I’m Enough For Now

I may not be perfect but I’m me.

I may not fit inside anyone’s box, but I’m genuine.

I may not be the perfect Christian, but Jesus knows my heart and He has a plan.

I will never be what the world or some of you expect but I will always be real and genuine for that is the only way I can ever get better.

For some that is enough,

For others it is not,

Either way, it’s ok.

At the end, I will be all that God has called me to be.

In Jesus name,
D

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Happy Saturday!

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Good morning everyone and welcome to Saturday! I’m not sure about all of you but this has been a stressful week. At my job they have completed one round of layoffs and on Monday morning I find out if I am part of the second. Part of me is ok if I am because the severance package will be nice and I have been praying for a fresh start. Whether or not this is in God’s plan and timing, I guess will be determined in a couple of days.

In either case, I will do my best to find joy in the decision; these are unprecedented times and the one thing I am sure of is God’s plans are WAY better than mine.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10

Psalm 51.10

Its funny because when I sat down to write this message, I really had no idea what to write about. With so much going on, I could literally talk about thousands of relevant topics. But when I looked back at my verse of the day; it hit me as to exactly what God wanted me to talk about. (Usually this is when God has the biggest impact when I just let His Spirit guide me and stop trying to control it.)

Years ago, I was hit by a car as I darted across the street. Even from this early age of 13, the Evil One was trying to take me out. I won’t get into all the graphic details, but all things considered I fared pretty well. But one of the things that happened still sticks with me today and leads me to what I believe God wants me to share with you all.

So, I was unconscious for about 10 hours; any longer and the doctor said there could have been serious issues. But with God’s Grace I awoke and once I got my wits about me and what had happened, my arm REALLY hurt. I had quite a few injuries but this one in particular REALLY hurt. So when I gathered enough courage, I looked down and my forearm was basically completely exposed down to the bone. It was bloody, full of gravel, and was the worst pain I had ever felt. Then the fun part came….

The nurses came in with this peroxide stuff and what was essentially a scrub brush. I’m thinking, what are they going to do with that?? Well, they said, “we need to get out all the gravel and dirt so your arm doesn’t get infected. Then we can stitch you up”. I’m like, YOU COULDN’T HAVE DONE THIS WHILE I WAS UNCONSCIOUS?????

In any event, they did what they had to and all was well. I do have a reason for telling you this story and here it goes. See the Scripture above is the Psalmist asking God to create a new heart and a new spirit within him. For those of us that are disciples of Jesus Christ, we should be asking the same thing. The thing is though, be careful what you ask for because just like my how my arm needed to be cleaned out to avoid infection, when God goes to clean out your heart, it also will cause some pain.

Things that you never realized will come to light as God uses His “scrub brush” to clean out your old heart and spirit. Just as the doctor was preparing my arm for healing, God is preparing your heart for not only healing but Heaven! Every time the doctor took a swipe at the opening in my forearm the pain was unbearable, but in the end, it saved my arm. In the same way, every “swipe” God takes at your old and wretched heart and spirit, it WILL cause you pain, but in the end, it will save your SOUL.

Yes you are a new Creation in Christ and by believing in Jesus Christ as your Savior, you have gained Eternal Life. But it doesn’t stop there! There isn’t some magic event that happens that make you perfect. From that point on God, if you let Him, will continue to purge that old, wretched heart, and replace it with a new pure one that is ready for your next life. (And makes the current one better as well)

May God bless each of you today and know this above all else; God loves you more than you can possibly imagine and as those of us that are parents understand, sometimes the best thing for His children is to allow some temporary pain to bring out lasting transformation that will make us better than ever before.

In Jesus’ name.

Amen

 

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Sunday and Happy Father’s Day!

Just a real short message today so we can all spend time with our families.

Friends, if your Father is alive, no matter what your relationship is with him, reach out and tell him you love him. My Father and I had a falling out many years ago and even though I tried to make it work, our relationship never recovered. See, I grew up in the Jewish faith, so when I became a Christian, things did not go to well. There is also a long list of decisions he didn’t agree with but to say we lost each other would be an understatement.

I found out last year, just be searching the internet, that he had died back in 2014 and today it still haunts me. The questions of, did I do enough? Could I have tried harder? Maybe, maybe not. But the lesson I learned is that we only get one earthly Father and no matter what we should do our best to honor him.

Exodus 20:12- “Honor your Father and Mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land your God is giving you”

While you may not have the best relationship, honor your Dad today. Not necessarily because he deserves it, but because God commands it. You never know; thing may just go a different way than you think.

God Bless everyone and enjoy your day!

David

Praise God!

For the late crowd!

✝️The Rebellion✝️

I have been feeling attacked by my Enemy today. So I put away my devices, went outside on my lunch, and listened for God. He spoke to me; just keep focused on Me He said. Praise God He never leaves us alone. Just have to listen!

In Jesus name!

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Jesus Is Lord!

Good morning again and Happy Sunday! I hope you all made it through the work week unscathed and are ready for a nice relaxing weekend. It was a tough one for me I know in all areas; Spiritually, Physically, and Mentally so I am hoping for a bit of a break from the battle, Amen?

Ok so I have really been on this struggle bus if you will between telling the Truth’s of the Gospel and yet still not causing division in the process. I mean, what good is telling others the Truth about Jesus if they aren’t going to listen because of the content of your message. In this world we live in now, if it isn’t a message about self love and “what’s in it for me?” most don’t listen. Want to know what I’ve discovered today? It’s impossible….

As with all things let us look at Jesus’ ministry shall we?

1. He only had twelve disciples; one of which was being controlled by Satan.

2. Very few people He encountered understood what He was saying much less acted upon it.

3. People hated Him because of the message He brought.

4. Even His own disciples doubted His message at times.

5. In the Garden, even Jesus was so distraught over the Truth of what was going to happen, He was sweating blood! (Luke 22:44)

So, with all of that, do you think my results will be any different? I would say that if the Son of God Himself faced all of these things, its a good bet that I will as well. Amen? So what to do….Well, I can just give up and sit in the corner waiting for Jesus to return or I can do what Jesus did and just continue to tell the Truth in Love of His Gospel message. Will I offend people? Yep. Will people block and unfriend me? Yep. Will people even get angry and insult me? Yep. But you know what? No matter what they do to me will ever match up to what Jesus had to endure. The same goes for all of you; don’t be afraid today, be BOLD!

And with that here are some plain and simple Truths…

1. There is a God that created everything in the Universe including you and me. (We did not come from pond scum)

2. Jesus of Nazareth was a real person on this planet that had a ministry that produced many miracles. (And oh by the way, that person was also God’s only Son and the Savior of all mankind.)

3. Jesus died a real death on the Cross of Calvary and endured physical suffering like no other.

4. Three days after His death, He rose again and appeared to hundreds if not thousands of people.

5. After a time, He ascended back to Heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father until His calling to come back.

6. He WILL becoming back, except this time in Judgment for those that refused to follow God and the way of true love through Christ.

7. Those that have given their heart to Jesus will enter into Heaven with Jesus for all eternity. Those that do not will live their eternity in a VERY REAL PLACE called HADES. (I promise you it exists…..)

8. No matter what you have done, you can still come to Jesus today! He loves you more than you can imagine and is there for you. All you have to do is ask! Jesus is a gentleman and will never force His way into your heart; you have to invite Him in.

9. No one goes to the Father BUT THROUGH HIM (Jesus). Not Mary, not Paul, not Saint whoever, JESUS AND JESUS ALONE IS THE WAY TO THE FATHER!

10. You are not promised tomorrow so secure your future today! (Also, secure your present; Jesus said we can experience the Kingdom of God right here!)

Friends, I hope you take some time to digest all of this and evaluate where you stand. Time is short and the decision to make may be made for you if your not careful. I appreciate and love all of you and if you agree with these Truths, please share this message with someone today! (Reblog, repost, like, whatever, just share it). Not for my glory, but for His! Amen!

Talk soon,

David

It’s Jesus Time

For the afternoon crowd. God Bless!

✝️The Rebellion✝️

Good morning everyone! Welcome to Friday! I know that is has been a while since I have written in this blog. Needless to say 2020 has been a bit distracting. However, I was blessed enough to get a really nice laptop that my wife agreed to and so I am back with my first post in a while. Forgive me if my writing skills have faded a bit, I’m sure they will be back shortly…

So, 2020, we have just about seen it all. Plagues, riots, economy in shambles, you name it, we have seen it. Never before in my life have I seen our country, heck our world, in such disarray. For me as a Christ Follower, however, it is not unexpected.

See, the Bible has predicted all of this thousands of years ago. That the world would go through a time like never seen before. A little secret…

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Be Careful

Good morning everyone and welcome to the weekend! I’m not sure about all of you but this week seemed to take forever to get through. Lots of stuff going on at work, so I am truly grateful for my time off this weekend. How about all of you? Comment below!

So..what’s your secret? Have I grabbed your attention yet? Good. Because today I am writing about something that we all as Christians need to get a grip with; we ALL have secrets. Some we have shared with those closest to us, others we have shared with no one but God Himself. Point still remains that we all have done something in our lives that we have done to which very view people know about.

Why is this important today? Why is this important to Christians today?

I will tell you! It is important because I see a lot of judgment going around in my Christian circles and its disturbing on so many levels despite the fact that “yes we are called to judge each other as believers“. So let’s get a couple of points straight on that..

  1. To judge each other in this context does not mean to be harsh or nasty to others that make a mistake. It means to help hold each other accountable IN AGAPE LOVE, and guide our fellow believers out of bad decisions. Not to sit around on the internet and mock them or doubt their faith.
  2. Have all the planks really been taken out of your eyes? (This is where the secret part comes in.)

Number 2 is where we really lose many people because, well, let me put it this way. Let’s say that I had the ability to record your every thought, your every hidden action, your every emotion and desire and not only see and hear all of this but also put it on a 100 inch movie screen for all to see.. Would you still feel empowered to judge your neighbor? To doubt others claims of Salvation? Guess what friends, it’s GOING to happen. The passage from Luke above is clear; one day all of these things will be revealed. How would this make you feel if I was the one doing this? You would probably be less inclined to throw others under the bus and worry about yourself, Amen?

Look friends, I am all for helping others in their walk with Jesus. We ALL need help and can always be better by taking counsel of those that may be wiser than us in certain areas. BUT, what we need less of is the judgment and condemnation that so many in the Church are offering. Jesus told us that before we can judge others, we must judge ourselves. Have you done that today? Have you taken complete ownership of those secrets you carry around?

Yes, Jesus has set us free, but that freedom does not give you the power to judge others and condemn. You have been given 2 main missions while on this Earth and they are this:

  1. To Love the Lord God with all your heart, mind, and strength and to love others greater than you love yourself.
  2. To spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to all that will hear.

Today, let us focus on those two missions and let God be the judge, Amen? May God bless each and every one of you this day and all God’s people said?

Agape Love,

David