Judgmental….

Happy Sunday everyone!! Hope you all are having a great weekend and are falling more in love with Jesus than ever before. I would ask that you keep my daughter in law and her family in your prayers today. She lost her grandmother yesterday and although she was 94 years old, loss is still never easy no matter the circumstances. Please pray that the family would know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is not really Death but instead the beginning of her true life! Amen? Thank you all so much!

Ok, I never cease to be amazed at (and I’m sorry for this) about how clueless some so called believers are….I get on Twitter this morning to check the news and people are absolutely losing their minds about Lauren Dangle. Lauren is an up and coming artist who is in the Christian genre. She claims to be a Christian and as far as that is concerned, its good enough for me; that is between her and God. Anyways….I guess she has been making the rounds on talk shows promoting her new album which is great! How many times do Christian artists get the chance to go around on “secular” shows to showcase their God given talent. Here is where people are losing their minds….

She apparently was asked on Ellen (I believe it was Ellen) if Homosexuality was a sin. I will paraphrase her here but basically her response was her saying she didn’t know for sure and told Ellen (or whoever) that she is still learning and always has people read the Bible for themselves for clarity. Again, I’m paraphrasing but that was the just of her response. Well the Twitter onslaught began with people saying all kinds of judgmental comments which I wont give them power here by repeating them but suffice it to say, these folks must lead the perfect life and be sinless….(JOKING)

A few thoughts…

1. Of course Lauren knows homosexuality is a sin. Just like she knows lying, overeating, hating people, etc is a sin. Clearly Lauren is just a fledgling at answering questions like that on a national stage and didn’t want to cause commotion on a live show. Did she miss an opportunity? Maybe, maybe not.But the second thing is what all those judgmental people missed…

2. She referred people to the WORD OF GOD. In other words, she wants GOD to be the authority on such matters not her. PERFECT! Is that not the Truth? Have we become so great and so knowledgeable of the Scriptures that we are even above God?

3. I seem to remember someone else being really scared and denying Christ altogether (3 times); we all know how that turned out…

4. Do we really think that when Jesus was preaching to folks that He pointed out their sin every chance He got? I seem to remember that being reserved for the Pharisees. THAT should tell us something; it was always a message of love and I could tell that was partly Lauren’s motive for the way she answered that question.

Friends, we just have to STOP. Stop thinking we have it all together and have become so perfect that we have the right to judge others for what they do or what they don’t do. For all those people that condemned Lauren for her response, I promise you with enough time I could find out something about each one of those peoples lives that would expose them in the same way. NO ONE is perfect and we are all at different points in our walk with God. Again, did Lauren miss an opportunity there? Maybe? Maybe not. Maybe she answered that question exactly the way the Holy Spirit directed her to. She never said homosexuality WASN”T a sin, she simply referred others to God’s Word to find out for themselves.

Sounds like some of us need to spend some time there as well….

Agape Love,

David

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Dreams or Visions- Reminder

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***Since I have a bunch of new people here and this was really on my mind, I thought I would share this with you.***

 

Good morning everyone. I know most of you are either still asleep or heading to church. I am neither right now. I had a really rough night last night with my hip and so rather than put off the inevitable, I got up, showered and have coffee in hand as I type this. This morning I am going to do something different; something different in that I have never shared publicly some of the things that I am about to share with all of you. My close family knows these but not much more than that. For a long time I dreaded talking about them as some of my “visions” are not very pleasant; as the one in which I am going to share with you today. It exposes me I guess to various reactions which is why I have been hesitant, but if I am ever going to reach my goals of bringing a message through my writing I have to shed that fear. So, with a warning that this might be disturbing, enter into my world….

Time’s Up

I found myself awake of sorts, I mean I knew I was dreaming, or was I? In any case the world around me was very vivid. The world in which I walked was not the world in which I left. This world was very “from the Matrix”. The sky was darkened and the sun shine through just enough to give the world I was in a dark, blue misty haze about it. There was a massive building to the right of me which I could not quite tell of its purpose but that is not what drew my attention. What made me realize I “wasn’t in Kansas anymore” was the image in front of me. There was a towering crane-like structure that must have stood 300 feet or more in height and at the bottom was a woman; a woman that was chained with her arms spread wide and her head encased in a device that she could not escape from. She was pleading for her life, but in a language that I could not understand, yet I knew it was her life that was on the line here……

The were two figures, one on each side of her head simply laughing at her pleas clearly amused at her efforts to deal her way out of whatever this situation was she found herself in now. The two figures saw me but clearly their attention was solely on this woman. At this point, there was movement in the giant machine and surprisingly the top part of the device that was holding her head in place started to come off and I was thinking that maybe they had changed their mind and whatever fate they had for her had changed. All along the two demonic looking creatures by her side kept laughing; I couldn’t tell if the laughter was for her, for me, or for both but in any case the laughter was bone chilling. This “release” from the device was an ignorant assumption because as soon as the top part of the device came off, another one came down from the top of the giant machine. This was one was much more sinister has it had giant daggers protruding from what appeared to be some clawed like mechanism. This then got lowered down and it clamped her head so tight I thought her head might explode right then and there but alas it was only tight enough to begin the process of lifting her up to the top of the giant “machine” which now clearly revealed a demonic face that in my worst nightmares or horror movies have never seen. It was as if I was staring at hate in its purest form….

While the lady was being pulled by her head up to the top, the other restraints released from her so that all that was attached to her was this claw like attachment. I remember screaming for her, that whatever this was she didn’t deserve this punishment. All this beast did was laugh with an evil sound so hideous, I wanted to run away but couldn’t. Finally the lady met her accuser at the top of the machine and started a countdown; three…..”no, please help me”…..two…….one………and then it happened. The claw like device pulled her head away from the rest of her body while her torso fell to the ground, the hideous beast held its prize with just ahead and spinal cord remaining. The Beast as proud of its victory and all I could do was shutter in fear of what was next…..

What was next was I woke up in my bed and could not believe what had just happened….I have had visions before but this was more real than almost any of them. Was this just a nightmare? Possibly but I think it was more than that; I believe I was witnessing what happens in the future when the “Mark of the Beast” is refused. I believe there is a time coming where the ultimate choice will have to be made; God or Lucifer. I believe I saw the result of a choice. What say you? What choices will you make today to avoid a potential encounter such as this?

Have a blessed day my friends and I look forward to your feedback and support….

Love and Truth,

David

Dreams or Visions- Reminder

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***Since I have a bunch of new people here and this was really on my mind, I thought I would share this with you.***

 

Good morning everyone. I know most of you are either still asleep or heading to church. I am neither right now. I had a really rough night last night with my hip and so rather than put off the inevitable, I got up, showered and have coffee in hand as I type this. This morning I am going to do something different; something different in that I have never shared publicly some of the things that I am about to share with all of you. My close family knows these but not much more than that. For a long time I dreaded talking about them as some of my “visions” are not very pleasant; as the one in which I am going to share with you today. It exposes me I guess to various reactions which is why I have been hesitant, but if I am ever going to reach my goals of bringing a message through my writing I have to shed that fear. So, with a warning that this might be disturbing, enter into my world….

Time’s Up

I found myself awake of sorts, I mean I knew I was dreaming, or was I? In any case the world around me was very vivid. The world in which I walked was not the world in which I left. This world was very “from the Matrix”. The sky was darkened and the sun shine through just enough to give the world I was in a dark, blue misty haze about it. There was a massive building to the right of me which I could not quite tell of its purpose but that is not what drew my attention. What made me realize I “wasn’t in Kansas anymore” was the image in front of me. There was a towering crane-like structure that must have stood 300 feet or more in height and at the bottom was a woman; a woman that was chained with her arms spread wide and her head encased in a device that she could not escape from. She was pleading for her life, but in a language that I could not understand, yet I knew it was her life that was on the line here……

The were two figures, one on each side of her head simply laughing at her pleas clearly amused at her efforts to deal her way out of whatever this situation was she found herself in now. The two figures saw me but clearly their attention was solely on this woman. At this point, there was movement in the giant machine and surprisingly the top part of the device that was holding her head in place started to come off and I was thinking that maybe they had changed their mind and whatever fate they had for her had changed. All along the two demonic looking creatures by her side kept laughing; I couldn’t tell if the laughter was for her, for me, or for both but in any case the laughter was bone chilling. This “release” from the device was an ignorant assumption because as soon as the top part of the device came off, another one came down from the top of the giant machine. This was one was much more sinister has it had giant daggers protruding from what appeared to be some clawed like mechanism. This then got lowered down and it clamped her head so tight I thought her head might explode right then and there but alas it was only tight enough to begin the process of lifting her up to the top of the giant “machine” which now clearly revealed a demonic face that in my worst nightmares or horror movies have never seen. It was as if I was staring at hate in its purest form….

While the lady was being pulled by her head up to the top, the other restraints released from her so that all that was attached to her was this claw like attachment. I remember screaming for her, that whatever this was she didn’t deserve this punishment. All this beast did was laugh with an evil sound so hideous, I wanted to run away but couldn’t. Finally the lady met her accuser at the top of the machine and started a countdown; three…..”no, please help me”…..two…….one………and then it happened. The claw like device pulled her head away from the rest of her body while her torso fell to the ground, the hideous beast held its prize with just ahead and spinal cord remaining. The Beast as proud of its victory and all I could do was shutter in fear of what was next…..

What was next was I woke up in my bed and could not believe what had just happened….I have had visions before but this was more real than almost any of them. Was this just a nightmare? Possibly but I think it was more than that; I believe I was witnessing what happens in the future when the “Mark of the Beast” is refused. I believe there is a time coming where the ultimate choice will have to be made; God or Lucifer. I believe I saw the result of a choice. What say you? What choices will you make today to avoid a potential encounter such as this?

Have a blessed day my friends and I look forward to your feedback and support….

Love and Truth,

David

Laws- A New OT

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Hello everyone again. I hope that this message finds you well and are ready for a relaxing weekend. I know I am; things around these parts have been so chaotic, that I am totally ready for a weekend of inaction, can I get an Amen? I’ll wait…..

So did the title of my message this morning grab your attention? I hope so because that was its intent. You may be thinking, “There is a New OT?, has this guy totally lost his mind?” Well I haven’t; not yet at least. However, there really has been a New OT created and it is not from God I can assure you of that. We have created a New OT full of Laws and Regulations that the Pharisees of old would be proud of. Let me provide a few examples….

  1. Do not cuss
  2. Do not watch rated R movies
  3. Do not listen to secular music
  4. Do not miss church
  5. Do not hang out with people who are not beleivers
  6. Do not speak out for fear of offending others

I mean honestly I could go all day….Now you might be asking yourself, “Self, what is wrong with those things? Aren’t they all what Jesus taught?” Well yes He did but, and here is the kicker, we did not do one thing first….BECOME A NEW CREATION!!!!! See we have taken all of Jesus’ teachings and turned them into more Laws just like the Pharisees did all those years ago. Without first becoming a New Creation, these things are just more rules and regulations that are impossible to keep. We have allowed the Enemy to take Godly principles and make them once again our master; we are once again in bondage to the Law.

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”- Matthew 5:17  

Friends, Jesus did not die on the Cross so we could continue to struggle with the Law, He fulfilled it so we no longer have to worry about rules and regulations but instead become a NEW CREATION IN HIM and guess what? He and the Holy Spirit guide your walk through His teachings for us in our flesh are incapable of doing it by ourselves…We are nothing but rotting flesh ever enslaved by Satan and his minions if we continue to go through life trying everything with our own power. We need to get over ourselves and finally become that NEW CREATION that only through Jesus Christ can be achieved.

Quit being a Keeper of the Law and become a true Christ follower. Easier said than done? Yep; i have to remind myself of this daily and sometimes hourly but it can be done. It simply requires faith….Do you have enough faith in Him to guide you? Or is your faith in yourself and your judgment so strong that you have become your own god and no longer need Him? 

WAKE UP!

David

Laws- A New OT

laws

Hello everyone again. I hope that this message finds you well and are ready for a relaxing weekend. I know I am; things around these parts have been so chaotic, that I am totally ready for a weekend of inaction, can I get an Amen? I’ll wait…..

So did the title of my message this morning grab your attention? I hope so because that was its intent. You may be thinking, “There is a New OT?, has this guy totally lost his mind?” Well I haven’t; not yet at least. However, there really has been a New OT created and it is not from God I can assure you of that. We have created a New OT full of Laws and Regulations that the Pharisees of old would be proud of. Let me provide a few examples….

  1. Do not cuss
  2. Do not watch rated R movies
  3. Do not listen to secular music
  4. Do not miss church
  5. Do not hang out with people who are not beleivers
  6. Do not speak out for fear of offending others

I mean honestly I could go all day….Now you might be asking yourself, “Self, what is wrong with those things? Aren’t they all what Jesus taught?” Well yes He did but, and here is the kicker, we did not do one thing first….BECOME A NEW CREATION!!!!! See we have taken all of Jesus’ teachings and turned them into more Laws just like the Pharisees did all those years ago. Without first becoming a New Creation, these things are just more rules and regulations that are impossible to keep. We have allowed the Enemy to take Godly principles and make them once again our master; we are once again in bondage to the Law.

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”- Matthew 5:17  

Friends, Jesus did not die on the Cross so we could continue to struggle with the Law, He fulfilled it so we no longer have to worry about rules and regulations but instead become a NEW CREATION IN HIM and guess what? He and the Holy Spirit guide your walk through His teachings for us in our flesh are incapable of doing it by ourselves…We are nothing but rotting flesh ever enslaved by Satan and his minions if we continue to go through life trying everything with our own power. We need to get over ourselves and finally become that NEW CREATION that only through Jesus Christ can be achieved.

Quit being a Keeper of the Law and become a true Christ follower. Easier said than done? Yep; i have to remind myself of this daily and sometimes hourly but it can be done. It simply requires faith….Do you have enough faith in Him to guide you? Or is your faith in yourself and your judgment so strong that you have become your own god and no longer need Him? 

WAKE UP!

David

Are We Really?

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”- (1 John 3:17-18)

Good morning everyone and welcome to the weekend! Yesterday was the unofficial start to my weekend as I took a much needed day off and spent it with my Bride. It was so nice being able to spend the day with just her and do some things we have not done in a while. Please continue to keep her in you prayers as our insurance is being a butt about paying for some medication she really needs. Calls are out to the doctor, however, I know that prayer is much more effective. Thank you!

“Are We Really?” What do I mean by that? Well, the other day we had a dear friend stop by with some homemade chicken soup for Marcy and just to see how she was doing. It was the FIRST time ANYONE that claims to be a friend of ours has stopped by to see how she was doing. At first I was angry; you claim to be our friend but she almost dies a month ago and everyone’s schedule is too busy to stop by and check on her? I mean is Facebook really the acceptable way of doing that now?

We were so grateful for the visit and ever since it got me thinking; when we say we are followers of Christ, are we really? What does it say about any of us if we have a “friend” that is so busy they can’t take 5 minutes to check on someone in person. I wonder if Jesus had Facebook if His ministry would have gone that route? Something tells me no. I am just as guilty as anyone of this, but it really hit home. I mean I can see if it was me; I tend to push people away with my personality but HER? The one person that gives so selflessly to everyone? ONE person?

When I get like that Jesus always reminds me that even He only had 12 disciples, should it be a shock when things like this happen? I just get tired of the hypocrisy I guess…Don’t sit there on social media and say how much you care but can’t be bothered to visit or heck even use the cell phone and call. But yet we go to Church every Sunday without fail and play the game, but are we really followers of Christ?

The above Scripture is very telling..There are a few different applications of this verse but basically it calls us out to put up or shut up. (See why I don’t have any friends? Lol!) It tells us that words are meaningless without action; even goes as far to say if we don’t help others in need and we are able, God’s love is really not inside us! Game changing stuff is it not? Church on Sunday but ignore those in need? Hmmmmm.

Listen, this isn’t a pity party for my bride and I because at the end of the day we will always have each other and most importantly always have God, but do me a favor today and let the above verse really sink in. Why is it exactly that you call yourself a Christ follower? Because you said some words and know some Scripture? Even Satan knows the Scriptures…..God calls us to die to ourselves; have you? What have you really done for others lately? What more could you really do? Or are you content with only worrying about yourself? Make no mistake, God is watching…..

If you are reading this, thank you again Roxanne and Joe for showing the Fischer family what being a Christ follower truly looks like; we are forever grateful for you.

In His Light,

David