Let’s have a “Gay Old Time!” Part II of III

This is part II of the continuing thought of “Let’s have a ‘Gay Old Time’”.
Bear in mind that this is, in no way, an attack on homosexuals or any other sinful act that people do. This is merely thoughts from myself, a Christ Follower, who has dabbled in many areas in which I speak. Bringing the truth that is needed to the masses. I have had this pull to do this for quite some time, but had to pray on how to word it.
So, we have established that Adam and Jesus were created in God’s image, and that the sin of Adam and Eve (man and woman) caused humankind to be cursed. There is disease, sickness, heartache, mental disorders, and the list goes on. So, we move on to talk a little more about man and woman.
The Bible says, in Genesis 2,
“So that when Adam awoke, seeing His new wife he said: The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”

That is why a MAN leaves his father and mother and is united to his WIFE, and they become one flesh.
Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

This is God’s original plan… and since God is the same today, yesterday and forever… His plan has NOT changed!

Now before you call me a homo phobe, or a “gay basher” I will pause here to say a couple things before moving to the next point.

Now, remember, when sin entered into the world, so did self centeredness, sickness, hatred, and an array of other evil desires… experimental sex and a blatant disregard for God has caused a chain reaction… so people are born with deformities, no limbs, blind, and deaf. There are some born with mental instability, sociopaths, psychopaths, and any other PATH you can think of..
Did GOD create that? NO. MAN DID. Because FREEWILL prevailed and man did what “he” wanted… So, if you were born with homosexual tendencies…remember..GOD didn’t create that. He created PERFECT MAN who sinned and set the train rolling.

Same goes if you have the desire to kill, sleep with a relative, steal, lie, cheat, or any other sin….

God never intended for man to sin, and let it get out of control, but He did create freewill. His WILL wasn’t that He had a bunch of robotic people walking around worshiping Him. He wanted TRUE worship from people that WANTED…DESIRED….NEEDED to worship HIM.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, KNOWING that man would screw up, gave the free gift of Grace to all who choose to follow Jesus.

But, sadly, the world, His children REJECTED HIM…. and as He spends all His time making ways to bring them back to Him… people, with their selfish desires…continue to reject Him, make fun of the “children” that HAVE NOT rejected Him, and persecute them!!

He destroyed the world by flood in Genesis 6. And in verses 5-9: The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. (So he built the ark..people died in the flood..and the world was renewed)

As wicked hearts prevailed once again..God had to make rules for His chosen..
Man shall not lay with man…like the ever popular verse in Leviticus 20: If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them….

NOT FORGETTING that there were many other laws, like don’t kill, lie, steal, covet…and all of that.. homosexuality was just ONE of the sins God found and finds abominable!!!

So we single out homosexuals as a sinful lifestyle, but what about the pedophiles, the rapists, the murders, the liars???

God doesn’t like any of it, but He LOVES HIS CHILDREN! Just because He hates the sick way we do things, He STILL LOVES US!!

If you profess Christ as your Savior, and you are reading the Bible as the ONE TRUE GOD’S WORD… then your homosexual behavior MUST STOP. But so does your lying cheating, stealing, and the many other sins of the heart!!

But what does Jesus say? In John 14:6 Jesus answered, when asked how to get to Heaven…“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Only accepting the grace of God through His Son, and repentance (turning away from the sin) will save you… THATS IT.. That is the ONLY thing.

People quote a lot from the Old Testament.. when addressing homosexuality… but negate the FACT THAT when Jesus laid down His life on the cross, the Law AS your SALVATION was buried as well!
Jesus said, Love others as yourself and Love HIM with your heart, soul, and mind… and any DEVOTED Christ follower (one who takes His relationship seriously by staying in God’s word, praying, and worship) will attest to the fact that Jesus, TRANSFORMS lives.. **(ie: as I grew closer to God thru Christ, I wanted less of the things of the world and more of the things of God!!)

Peace~ Mike

Let’s have a “Gay Old Time!” Pt I of III

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Don’t let the title fool you. And don’t JUDGE the title without first reading this blog post. Too many times we “read a book by it’s cover” and don’t take a look at the inner workings of a person, a thing, or, in this case….”The Bible” because of the array of thought and material, I am making this a 3 part blog, this being part I of course.
Now, let me preface by saying that if you don’t believe in the Bible, Christ, Christianity, God, or any of this sort of thing.. then you might as well not bother reading this blog. Not that I wouldn’t want you to, I mean, if you’re even remotely interested, at least look at it.
This is mostly for people that profess the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior and think that sleeping with other men (if you’re a man) or women (if you’re a woman)…is okay.
This is also for those who USE the Bible to validate their homosexuality. Because, I am not only going to use the Bible to bring the truth, but I am also going be an advocate for those that are homosexual BUT have NOT YET come to the knowledge of Eternal Life given by our Savior Jesus Christ, who died, once and for all to those who BELIEVE!

God put this on my heart tonight, and actually continually because it has become a prevalent topic of conversation these days.

Let me first quote some scripture, and then attempt to blow your mind with some revelation brought to me recently.. hang on to your seat!!

****Okay, so, Genesis 1: 26-28:
“Then God said, “Let us make mankind IN OUR IMAGE, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; MALE AND FEMALE he created them.

God blessed them and said to them, “BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY” fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

Okay, first off. God created MAN in HIS own image. Here is where the mind blowing thing happens. ORIGINAL MAN was created in GOD’S IMAGE… after the first sin. (Adam and Eve eating of tree of the knowledge of good and evil after God explicitly saying DON’T eat of that TREE!)
So, after this first SIN (In Genesis 3), God JUSTLY punished them by telling Eve:

I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”

To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’

“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are and to dust you will return.”

So, it is safe to say that sin brought in SUFFERING to the world. SIN brought in SICKNESS to the world, sin brought in PAIN, SICKNESS, EVIL into the world…
After Adam and Eve had Cain and Abel (WHO WERE NOT CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE) the catalyst for sin was set into motion with Cain murdering his brother Abel. God made Eden PERFECT. No suffering, everything was perfect. Adam and Eve were NOT EVEN AWARE that they were naked!!
And because of the first act of sin, all mankind have to toil, and work, and get sick…and women have pain in childbirth…etc.

So: please don’t use the argument for homosexuality..that God created you in His own image… because HE didn’t create YOU in His image…He created ADAM and JESUS in HIS OWN IMAGE. Got it? Good.
This concludes part I. The point here is that Adam and Jesus were made perfect, IN GOD’S IMAGE, and even though we are in the likeness of God, we are not in His image. The other point I was trying to make was that God created FEMALE for the MALE. And not any other combination that we feel is appropriate today!

Peace ~ Mike

Making up for lost time!

So, it’s been awhile…. Writer’s block is a terrible thing to a writer, and one who enjoys writing!
Most of my blogs are about encouragement to Christians/Christ followers to empower them to “Press On” to “Stand Strong” and to “Be Courageous”!
It’s funny coming from a man who has struggled with depression for nearly all of his life and can only attribute the VICTORY from the struggle to the “Almighty God!”
I feel inspired today and getting away from my format a little, I just want to share a couple of things.
First off, when God wants to use you, and you tell Him,

“Here I am”
EXPECT the unexpected! And BE READY!!
I want to talk about Ephesians 6:5-18 for a minute:
Many recognize the following as the “Full Armor of God” or “the WHOLE Armor of God”, but I want to preface it with verses 5-10.

Which reads: “Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.

And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him!!”

Be CHRIST to the CHRIST LESS!

Finally, BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND HIS MIGHTY POWER!!
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Jesus died to give us eternal life, but more importantly, for those of us who have received His gift, to pass it on to the others that are CHRIST-LESS!

I have lived a life of addictions, abuse, anger, and avoidance.

When I realized the real life I could have in following the “King of Kings and the Lord of Lords”, I left the backpack of “guilt and shame” at the cross of the grace of Jesus!

I won’t go into it here, but as cliche’ as it sounds… when I found Jesus, my life changed! This isn’t some hocus pocus mumbo jumbo… I was as cynical as anyone could be… the “cynic of cynics” if you will!!

But, I took a chance… and watched the transformation take place in my life. Some people call it brainwashing, I call it sin-washing!!

I not only feel the presence of God in my life and soul. I walk with Jesus in a way that I have never experienced walking with ANYONE!!

Then, when I let Him know… “Here I am, Use me!!” He slowly and gently guided me into the path where I found my soul mate, and then slowly training her and I into the ministry that will ultimately lead more souls to Christ!

One example of a God instance is when we were called to a tiny church in Minerva. We were like…WHAT??!! So, we listened, and went.

Much to our dismay, we were asked to help out with the youth group once in awhile, you know adviser type stuff….

Because I specifically told God that working with kids was NOT my ministry!! Well, as we started helping, the leader at the time decided it wasn’t for her, so the pastor’s son came in to take the reins of “Youth Pastor”, until God called him somewhere else… then his brother, Darlene and I were told that we would “co-pastor” with each other.. giving Justin the voice that was welling up inside of him… so we all worked together for a little while… until he was taken, in a fire, in the basement of his home….

We stayed the constant presence in the youth group, despite all the changes that happened in just a short year. One of the last decisions Justin had a part in was helping a church in Detroit to do some outreach for a week… we took 4 stable Christian girls, leaders in our youth group…. and when we came back, the youth group had started taking on the shape that God had wanted all along… we watched the transition… we just played a part in it, but did NOTHING to change it…
We listened to God, and now we are the Youth Pastors, of a spiritually sound youth group… grounded on the foundation of Christ!!

No matter how tough it got, we stayed… and kids that would have left because there was no youth group became staples and helped to strengthen the body of Christ in their little youth group!!

It was amazing to watch!

I can’t tell you how many times… I lost my faith. Whether it be financial woes, cars breaking down, or anything to do with people… we tripped a couple of times… and stood the ground and God showed up, EACH and EVERY TIME!!

That’s not to say that there won’t be bad days. That’s not to say that things will be perfect…

But, putting on the FULL ARMOR of God, has strengthened us… forged our life with Him, and in turn, God has got the glory, and teens, adults, and kids were touched by the hand of God…

Simply because we said, like Abraham… send me…knowing not where we are going… only on the promises of God and His Holy Word!!

And God said Go! And we went! And our lives are forever changed!

So, stop doubting, start trusting the God of fulfilled promises.. let Him guide you, and let Him pave the broken road, let Him fill in the gaps, let Him smooth out the cracks!!

And you will be forever blessed and changed!!

We hold these truths to be self-evident!!

fourth-of-julyI pledge Allegiance to the Flag, of the United States of America
and to the Republic of which it stands, one nation, UNDER GOD, indivisible, with LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!
Just feeling a bit of American Pride. So far, free to worship God, travel around the United States and stand my ground.
Many have never read the Declaration of Independence, and are not aware that THIS COUNTRY was created because of Religious persecution in the “Old Country” and the founding fathers wanted to create a free country to worship God without any distractions or fear of being arrested for their beliefs! Today’s USA suffers from a tyranny that would have our founding father’s turning over in their graves! People being told that they can’t have Bible studies in their houses! Not being able to pray in schools for fear of offending the Muslims!! Yes, this is a free country, which is why many come here! To get free! If you want to worship any other God but our God, feel FREE to LEAVE THIS COUNTRY and practice where it is supposed to be practiced!!
Here is an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence, signed on July 4th 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

There is HOPE!

Of course, there is the hope of Christ Jesus being our Lord and Savior.  And the acceptance of His lifestyle and heartstyle will surely save us. 

But, I’m really talking about teenagers.  I am the father of 1 teenager, an almost 17 year old.  We have our days with her where we scratch our heads and say…HUH???

Then, there are other days, she just absolutely makes us proud.  I hear about all these other teenage girls out there sowing their oats and sleeping around, partying, and just letting it all hang out.  The media would have you believe that ALL teenage girls are like this.

I work in a retail establishment, and in the summer time we have some scantily clad women, but oddly enough, many of the teens are modestly dressed, and covered without sacrificing comfort.

Let me go a step further…. I am co-Youth leader with my wife Darlene.  We have had our share of teenage girls AND boys coming in and out of our youth group.  Some we’ve had discussions with about appropriate dress and what is okay to wear to youth group.

There are still those others that have opened up to us about other stuff.  The awesome thing is, that they could be out “destroying the world”, hanging out partying all the time, but they come to Wednesday night youth group to hear the word of God and sing praise and worship music!

So, I kind of resent the insinuations that ALL teenagers are dredges to society and we should “watch out for them”

My daughter has had a couple guy issues that were not favorable to me.  Our teens at youth have, at one time or another, slipped and fell off the wagon.  Whether it was to let a cuss word slip out, try a drink, say a judgmental word, or turn their back on a friend. But when have WE ADULTS not done that?  So, we are going to judge a teenager for doing something, when as an adult, we are supposed to be an example.  We are one up, if our teen chooses Christ over the world, but what if they don’t? 

I am in the midst of between 10 – 20 teenagers every week.  Sometimes twice a week.  I socialize with them, I love on them, they talk, I listen… but most of all, they are awesome!  They have idea’s, plans, dreams, and pretty much a good head on their shoulders.  Out of our pretty substantial group, there might be 1 or 2 that have major issues that they have dealt with but CHOSE to take the high road and be an example to others. 1 Timothy 4:12 is our mission statement.  It says, “Don’t let anyone make fun of you, just because you are young. Set an example for other followers by what you say and do, as well as by your love, faith, and purity.”

Oh…they aren’t perfect.  But are any of us?  I can say without any damage to my conscience that, overall, every teenager I know is an awesome kid.  Oh sure, we have self-image issues, bullying in school, we have ones with anger issues, adhd, some are downright loud and obnoxious, but each and every single one of them is lovable.  You give them respect, they respect you.  You love them, they love you back.  There is not one teenager (or young adult) that I haven’t showed love to that hasn’t returned it back.

So, be careful judging these young people.  They are not a majority.  And yes, there are ones out there that are horrible, evil people, and we don’t know what brought them there… but I’ll go out on a limb and just say that at the root of that anger is a child that was abused by their parent.  Bullied at school.  Beaten to a pulp by a loved one, or sexually molested… and sure, we can’t just let our issues define us.  I certainly didn’t let my childhood define me.  If I did, I wouldn’t be writing this right now.

I met this one teenage boy a few years ago, that had so much hatred.  He got what he could out of us and he never talked to us again.  Then out of the blue, through our continual love and prayers, he came back (much like the prodigal son in Luke 15).  His apology and heart-felt remorse was heart shattering..  He appreciated our continual love and that’s what brought him back.

They may go off the wheels for a minute because they have to experience life.  That’s human nature, but if you pray and love, with the love only God can give.  Even the worst teenager ever will come to their senses.

Darlene and I are abundantly blessed being surrounded by probably hundreds of teenagers and young adults.  And OUR majority proves that they are ALL children of God and they all have potential… especially if someone takes the time to love them and guide them.

So, the next time you see a teenager getting bent out of shape and decide to write them all off, think, “am I the problem, or do I want to be a part of the solution?”

My teenage daughter has all the makings of a kid that has grown up on the wrong side of the tracks… but she has FOUR parents, a zillion grandparents and pastor’s and other adults that just love her to pieces… and KNOWING THAT, her responses are filled with love and potential.  She could be one of the statistics..but she is my child, I have proud of her and I love her.  And she knows that. 

Hope this helps someone out.  I felt the urge and the pull to write this for whatever reason, so I pray that the reader will be blessed and I pray in the name of Jesus that their lives will be filled with peace, and that the chaos that only the enemy brings will be squashed and they will have a God-filled, blessed, peaceful existence until the day of “His Coming”

Peace, Mike

I just wanna QUIT!!

I know… “losers never win, and winners never quit” something like that.

At my job that I love, there are folks there that just come and collect a paycheck and go home. They do the exact minimum that they have to do to qualify doing work.

I, on the other hand, will work my behind off, trying to get jobs done, sometimes at the expense of taking breaks and/or lunch. There are those that the first thing they talk about in the morning is what breaks they will be taking! UGH!

No work ethic…and what’s worse, there are Christians out there with this type of ethic!! I just wanna quit!

But, let’s look at the church part, like teaching Bible studies, preaching a sermon, or teaching a youth group!

At a couple teaching venues, there was some disrespect, and sometimes it is ongoing. But, Darlene and I have stepped back to look at what was going on, and going, wow what are we even doing?

God gave us a mission. He told us to go teach, preach, spread, help, encourage.. those that need preached to, spread on, helped, and encouraged…. We teach at our expense, but to the encouragement of others. Our youth group that we lead meets on Wednesdays, and we are there without fail, why? Because God gave us this mission, and there are a few there that absolutely count on us being there… but in the middle of trying to teach, you hear mumbling, and you hear others talk, not even listening to the lesson you worked so hard to prepare. At one of our venues one night we just sat there, listening to everyone just ramble…noone was even addressing us, conversations going on between the “students” ADULT STUDENTS!!

Then, here comes the thought, “why are we even doing this?” Have we overstayed our welcome…”God, are we done?” We don’t do it to get paid, get recognition, or anything like that. We do it because God gives us these messages for the distraught, the undelivered, the depressed, the worn, tired…. But then you see this and think, do they even care about what we’re trying to teach them, or is this just social hour?

I watch our Pastor preach, and look around at people laughing, joking, on their cell phones, or just flat out NOT LISTENING! This happens alot!

Here’s the thing. When I purposely go anywhere to get fed, taught, or to learn something… that person, the teacher, pastor, Bible study leader, etc… they have my FULL, UNDIVIDED ATTENTION!!

What is wrong with people now adays? If you’re not going to pay attention, please, feel free to leave, or DON’T COME!

So, here comes the quitting part. We actually considered just quitting! Of course you can run all over the scenario’s like, satan is planting seeds and discouraging us, or whatever scenario you can think of. But you get tired of preparing, or asking people to be involved with a project, and they don’t appreciate it, or simply, don’t show up for a project they’ve committed to!

As Christians, and these are the people I am talking about, we have lost all respect for authority, or teachers, or preachers, or leaders… we got our own stuff going on, who cares about anyone else?

Then you have committed, devoted teachers and preachers working hard to present a message to deaf ears… sort of like the song Eleanor Rigby, by the Beatles “Father McKenzie
Writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear
…” BECAUSE THEY WON’T LISTEN!

The church has become a watered down “institution” with feel good praise and worship, and hyped up preachers, making church FUN so people will come to hear a watered down message that makes you feel good, when the very essence of Jesus Christ is being pushed back and ignored…

And folks like us, husband and wife preaching/teaching team, want to provide the purest form of Jesus we can present to people that just don’t want to hear it!!

I know, this sounds like a rant, like most blogs are. But how many good hearted, Bible believing Christians are out there just wanting to give up, like we did.

The difference is that God assigned us, told us not to get comfortable, EVER and gave us this mission in which He has not given us a release from…

So, we can’t quit. And neither should the others… but there are “Christians” out there just destroying the very essence of the Church of Jesus, that it doesn’t even matter anymore!

The nice cushy church is the norm, and the teaching of true Christ, True Christianity is the exception…

Nah, we won’t quit. satan can continue to put these thoughts in my head…. but if more of us would realize it and step on his head…the MESS we are in as a church, would certainly PROCLAIM… THE MESSAGE OF JESUS CHRIST!!

Peace, Mike

Father forgive them for they turned their backs on you!

My heart is breaking. I am watching youths that were on fire for God just BLOW IT!
The word is no longer hidden in their hearts. They find disdain in the name Jesus and would rather not go down the path anymore… you know, “the straight and narrow”…
Oh, I realize, at some point, we all had to test the waters, so to speak. See if we really want to follow Jesus. But I am watching teens that were so on fire..more than I ever was at that age… tasting the sweet taste that is the life with Christ…and their mouths no longer speak Christ, but the words of the world.
They no longer pray, they no longer bask in God’s word. They hold up and bring to light things that are in the darkness!
Oh…I pray. I pray every second. But the deceiver is doing what he does best…and the ones that are walking away are listening to him…satan, the evil, underhanded life taker.
My heart is breaking. I watched as a young lady who spoke nothing other than Jesus, sang sweet music to HIM, for HIS glory and filth comes out of her mouth, instead of the sweet voice of God coming from her spirit…
I watched as a young man, one minute was praising God, wanting to preach, now getting in trouble with the law and couldn’t care less about where God is in his life.
I watched as another young man, ruined his life, got a girl pregnant, abandoned her and went into the deep dark world of drugs and alcohol…you wouldn’t recognize him today… just a few years ago, he was standing on God’s word, ready with an answer to all who challenged him…
Face book is full of some of the teenagers praising God on one hand and stealing with the other.
My heart is breaking…as I watch them lie about things that really don’t matter.. as I watch them go down that long spiraling hole of depression…
I watch and pray as they condone worldly, dirty, dark things and raise their hands in “surrender” to God.
My heart is breaking…..
I pray. I cry… I pray some more…
Peter said in 2 Peter 2:20-22
“For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.””

Crucifying Christ again..as they go backwards toward the dark, dank, dungeon of death….as in Hebrews 6:4-6

“For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.”

Paul said to the Corinthians in 2 Corinthians 11:3 and MY BIGGEST FEAR…
“But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.”

I pray that those teenagers…some were teenagers, now adults that were on fire… some of the teens that decided to go back to where they came from…will read this and say. OH NO! I broke my God’s heart again!!

God the Father who loves His children is crying,, weeping, screaming…COME BACK CHILDREN…COME BACK!!!

My heart is breaking……

Hebrews 11:1 "And faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen"

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Hebrews 11:1 "And faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen"

Illuminating Truth

"For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world--to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice." John 18:37

D & M

Ashleigh Nicole

jessedooley

My own biased opinions. After all, aren't they all?

The Light Project

an Indonesian Ministry of Bread of Stone

Matthew Wright

Random Thoughts, Singular Vision

anthony's roost

Just another WordPress.com site

The Pilgrim Man

I will not die, but tell what the LORD has done

Justin Kidd

I could type something in here. But that would only cause your view of me to be bias. Dont see me like I do. Get to know me and form your own opinion.

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