Calling Out Others

Be careful when you are quick to call out others for their behavior. Yours might come to light as well…

Blessings,

David

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Show Mercy

1 Timothy 1:16- “But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”

MERCY is something that God is so desperately trying to teach me….Yesterday was an awful day and now looking back I don’t think I was fighting as much against others as I was myself. At first glance I thought I was under a huge spiritual attack (which to some extent I still do believe that) but this morning I also feel like an opportunity presented itself.

Are there those around me that seemingly do everything in their power to bring me down and make me feel awful? Yep, but what does Jesus tell us to do about those people? He gave us the ultimate example of course! As evil and corrupt as I am, He sought me out and gave me the gift of eternal life. He still to this day puts up with all my faults and all my shortcomings and does so in such a loving way. Now come back to yesterday; how did I react? Quite the opposite; I lashed back out, closed myself off, and actually for a few minutes thought I was having a heart attack from all the stress. To say I failed that lesson would be an understatement.

Actually, reflecting more, it could have been a combination of events. Satan posed the same test to Job and God agreed. I, unlike Job though, did not keep praising God, I just fell into the same trap as always. I let my emotions of the world guide me and that never works out well…

So friends, as Christ followers, we are always under the refining process. God is weeding out the nasty stuff in our lives and it is usually a painful process. I truly wish sometimes we had a heads up that the test was going to begin you know? I guess then that would defeat the purpose of the test. In any case, let us try and remember when those storms come in, of the great mercy God shows us so we can in turn show it to them. I’m praying for all of you and would ask the same in return.

Have a great Sunday everyone,

David

Almost Time..

Well, did that get your attention? I always look for someone’s artwork that is a little on the edgy side to illustrate a point. Kudos to Will Hughes 3D artwork this morning for providing that….So why did I use such an image? Well, its because I feel it shows the state of the world right now..

For decades now we have kicked God out of every facet of our lives. School, work, how we raise our children, the laws we enact, and yes even to some extent the Church. We have replaced God with rules that man has made and well how is that working out? We live in a world more divided than ever, a world where it is legal in New York to MURDER a newborn baby, and where we still tell God He isn’t wanted or needed. Again you may ask, why the picture…

While I still believe there will be a One World leader that will usher in the final time period in human history, I believe that the spirit of the Antichrist is already here and the world is taking its hits. The world doesn’t really know why, but believers in Christ do; the very real spirit of AntiChrist. Instead of spreading love, he spreads hate; instead of uniting people together, he divides; instead of creating life, he murders it. Like the picture above, our Enemy has a chokehold on humanity and most of us have no clue why…However, never let it be said you weren’t told what is coming very soon, sooner than you may think….

2 Peter 3:18- “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. In which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the Earth and the works that are in it will be burned up

One day, and I believe that day is right around the corner, justice will be served. The Lord is patient as He wants ALL to come to Him for salvation, but the reality is that everyone will not and the sin and evil must be dealt with and deal with it he will! All those murdered babies, all those that suffered for His name, all those that cried out to Jesus Christ to save them with His free gift will be redeemed! Then a New Earth and a New Heaven will come down and replace the wretched one that exists now. A place where suffering, pain, murder, and evil of all kinds no longer exist; my question is will you be joining me there? Please don’t delay for one more day this decision as while the spirit of AntiChrist has a chokehold on the world, he wont for long and when that day comes, you will no longer have the choice.

Choose this day Whom you will serve!!

Agape Love,

David