Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Revival and the Scriptures

I have been doing a lot of studying and reading lately. I have had my mind stirred up in remembering many special truths that may have been neglected or forgotten. TRUE doctrine, is deep, eternal, and truly beautiful. It is sublime and will blow your mind ; )

Eternal truth, never changes with time or opinions of man, and the Truth will make you free! Sometimes it is good, to sit back and muse on timeless truth, on deep truths, on Scripture, on doctrine, on the love and eternal steadfastness of an Infinite God, revealed to us in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

I saw a bumper sticker once that said "Let Go and Let GOD" Honestly, there is a lot to be gained from that little thought, so don't get me wrong when I make this statement.....I think we all need to get back to that intense love for the Scriptures that burns in our hearts and that desire to have communion with God in His Spirit, so that our faith is deep and real, and connected with eternity and an eternal God, in other words, I think we need to have a lot more to offer, and a lot more to meditate on that slogans and bumper, not saying little saying dont have their place. I guess what I'm trying to say is a lot of what is said and thought in the USA is shallow, and with all of the troubles we are and must go through, we need a deep, profound faith and a true, sincere walk and friendship with our Saviour.

When I turn on Christian radio, I find a commercial or a guest speaker, trying to sell a new paperback book EVERY day and for every occasion, please don't take this the wrong way, a lot of these books have their place, but sometimes we need to get to our meat and potatoes before we have candy and cake lol We can't survive on the plastic stuff they're trying to sell us. As much as it may seem difficult to those who are so used to contemporary authors-primarliy, you need the Word of God, and sometimes, to help you rightly divide the Word and learn from it, u need to look to the wisdom of other men, like C. H. Spurgeon, A.W. Tozer, David Brainerd, John Newton, John R. Rice, Oswald Chambers, etc. Now I can allready hear all the platitudes ringing in my ears, about how it isn't about man it is about God, and it isn't men's books we need, it's the Bible. I agree. But don't throw your brain away with peudo-spirituality ; )

What needs to be understood is that these men's names don't come up because they're popular, or because they're on the top of some best-sellers list, or they're hip, or on the radio, or can fill up stadiums, etc. These men's names come up for a much more significant reason. Their lives, and their experience with God, their faith-the testimony of their lives, is hard to even convey! Scripture tells us you shall know them by their fruits. Scripture also gives us the principle of givign honor where honor is due.

Do the celebrity preachers on the radio have a testimony of being involved in Scriptureal revival? Do their lives often show forth a Spirit-filled walk? Are contemporary ministries seeing thousands saved, and bars shut down for lack of customers, and dirty book stores borded up because the population fears God too much to want to go there anymore? This is not to point the finger at the men of God today, all I am saying, is let's dig deeper into the spirituality of the generation of the Philadelphian Church Age.

Can we learn something from the martyrs in our history who renounced Rome and refused to dishonor Christ? Those who were hung and burned at the stake and drowned and dismembered for the cause of Christ and His written Word? Let's dig deeper. Let's remember our history and most of all, let's get back to the reverence and awe in which the heroes of the faith in the past held the Holy Words of God.

In times past, the Holy Bible was the central piece of the Christian home, of the American home. Now people go to Church, and they don't even bring a Bible under their arm? Something weird there, and if they do, they throw them on their seats or on the floor sometimes with little regard and no reverence. When we reverence God's Word again, when we open in up with delight and awe expecting its' Holy Light to shine into the darkness of our world and be a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path-we will have revival.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Love of God ; )

The Love of God

Since I have been, (even amidst trials and frustration) all about the Love of God-amazingly, I have had some people try to....suggest, that one can go too far with the subject and that the justice and holiness of God need 'equal time' if you would. But I think that is a kind of misconception. God's love does not, in any way, take away from His Justice and Holiness.

God is Holy. But if He IS love, than love is Holy. Love is not unholy. Love is good. According to 1 Corinthians 13, agape love, or Charity-is the greatest attribute and will last through all eternity.

If only I knew how to explain it. I can see so clearly, that although some people seem to know all the right words, and understand all the principles and rules, and have knowledge....yet there is something missing. And I see people growing so frustrated, as they try and try and try to do what they think they need to do, as they try to make themselves holy, and acceptable, as they try to make themselves happy, they read Scriptures, they listen to music, they go to CHurch they run ministries, they get counselling, they listen to teachers and programs and go to meetings and conferences they do devotional booklets, and on and on. But somehow you feel none of it works for YOU. You miss out on the blessings that this faith seemed to promise. What is going on? What hope can be offered to someone in this predicament? IS the Word of God of none effect to some people? No. What has happened, is you have missed the central issue. You have missed the Love of God. Not human love, not earthly love, not natural love or affection, no-agape, God-love. Charity. Jesus said you need to love God and your neighbour. BUT you CANNOT TRY and strive to obey those two commandments-you can Only obey those commandments through the Spirit of God. Are you tired of trying to MAKE yourself love God and your brethren when you know deep in your heart you only love yourself? There is only one place to turn, turn to God through His Son Jesus Christ, just acknowledge that you CANNOT love because the love of God is not in you and call upon His name-ask for HIS love to superturaly be put into your heart by the blood of Jesus! There is so little love in the Christian world of the USA today and yet John said they woould know us by our love for one another. Soemthing is missing. Friends God loves you! He wants to fill you with HIS love. We love Him because He first loved us. You will never be the Christin, the husband, wife, brother, sister, son, daughter, that you need to be UNTIL you receive the love of God that comes from God alone!

We have left our first love, and some haven't even met Him yet. Admit and confess that your human affection is not good enough and ask for God's grace to impart Divine love into your life. It is NOT hollywood love, it is not disney love, it is Calvary love! Greater love hath no man that this that a man lay down his life for his friends

Friday, August 12, 2011

lord of the flies

Everyone has an opinion. Everyone. Human nature.

But there is only ONE God.

I do not owe you ALL an explanation. I am NOT running for office. I do not need your approval. I do not need people to like me, You can dislike me all you want and it does not vote me out of existance. God didn't ask you for permission to allow those first cells to split in my mother's womb ; )

God did not make me a doormatt. I am a human being, I deserve the same respect, courtesy and human dignity as EVERYONE ELSE. And I REFUSE to be bullied, intimidated by gossip or lack of approval. This post makes you raise your eyebrow? Good for you. But guess what, this is a free country still.

I am Not a child. I am not in the wrong. I do not need to be grounded, spanked, talked to or corrected. I do not need a reality check, I am VERY aware of reality. Speaking of children, amongst all the nastiness, gossip, bullying, double-talk, manipulation and intimidation that I see everywhere I look-I wonder where the heck the ADULTS really are in this lord of the flies scene???????????????

I'm going to stand up against people being mistreated, and I don't care if the WHOLE STINKIN ORLD IS AGAINST ME! I'd rather die than be counted with those who don't have enough backbone to say WRONG IS WRONG no matter who is doing it!

How many people will say tomorrow when they read this,...well I woder what Micah is on about this time!!! YOU"RE THE IDIOT if yu honestly can't see, that hurting people, crushing their dreams, makig them feel bad is not right and there is NO NO NO NO NO NO NO excuse for it. NONE!