One Way Signs

I saw a funny satire on progressives by Babylon Bee that stated “Progressives push to remove oppressive one way signs”. It is funny because people are on the verge of losing their mind like this. By making everything relative or subjective rather than objective, we end up with a moral agenda or do whatever the heck you feel like today. There has to be absolutes. “Only go this way” is certainly a big one that many people are accosted or offended by when Jesus says it in thr Bible. “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but through me.” You would think He was telling people to hold their breath for an hour. People want the “God is love” message but not the “only way to be saved” message. It is funny how people are. The easy stuff they are okay with but don’t make them actually have to do something or change or be convicted of going the wrong way or whatever. Then it is suddenly offensive and ridiculous and too inclusive or what not. The thing is that it is what it is. Truly it is that simple. So do it. ❤

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72 Countries Searching

Friends from 72 Countries this month have found and read my blog somehow. That tells me people are searching for truth, hope and Jesus, for that is about all I talk about. And I find this to be very unifying and beautiful. I have never seen color or status on people (I am from a merger of missionary and farm families). I have been dirt poor and quite wealthy and had peace in God in both instances, with a little more joy in poverty than wealth somehow. My mom lived in Africa the first 8 years of her life, so color is diversity and beautiful to me. I myself am not white but a peachish- tan. Lol. So, I do not talk about color or status or fleeting/meaningless outward beauty treatments and dress or most other things. I speak about God, Jesus’ salvation He offers as a free gift, the Bible truths in verse, the church family and spiritual matters on the journey we are on togethwr with God. These things matter eternally. They are lasting truth with hope and love and faith and passion of God’s love for us. I love writing and love poetry and love people. I want people saved, as many as possible. But more than anything, I love God, love Jesus, love the Holy Spirit and my relationship with Him is the most important thing in the world to me. I would trade any amount of money and jewels and land and whatever the Lord would require of me to maintain my relationship with Him. It is the most important thing in my universe. God is everything to me. It permeates how I think, my service to others, my family care and support, my relationships, my everything. So praise God for blessing me with any good thing He provides and for the lessons that come from the bad. And I thank God for every bit of it for He knows and sees what is best and beautiful, loves me and wants the best for me in the long run. Eternity with God is my goal. And I want heaven to be packed. I want to see you there. We are so blessed! Praise God!❤

The Rapture

This made up word “rapture” is a church – slang for being caught up or caught away from earth by God to be saved from the blest part of the tribulation. Being spared and thus rewarded for humble obedience and relationship with God by not going through awful times on earth is the crux of it. People get bogged down by pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation or post-tribulation rapture, but to me that majors on the minors and is not necessary for salvation. If we stay close to God and accept and value salvation through Jesus Christ and live in relationship, communication, worship and obedience with God, heaven is our inheritance and when the rapture happens, we will be caught up to be with Him. If we are living in right relationship with Him, are saved by Jesus’ grace sacrifice and resurrection and live in forgiveness and service to mankind, we have our assurance of salvation, a home in heaven and the fruits of the Spirit no matter what. Be and live right, true and saved and God will keep us forever. If you have some sin struggles- from lying to gossip to unforgiveness to sexual sins to theft to drug abuse to murder and everywhere between, humbly pray for help from God and stop doing them. God is very forgiving. And He wants every person saved and to clean house so He can rescue/rapture as many as possible- everyone would be ideal. He loves us- you, me, everyone. ❤

Jesus Paid it All

“Jesus paid it all. All to Him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.” I love that hymn. It is a true story.

Simple true story: sin caused and continues to cause a debt rift of holiness (He is holy and now we are not) between us and God. Jesus came to give His life to repair that rift. Death could not keep Him (because He is God) and He rose from the dead and is in heaven now interceding for our benefit. Jesus Paid it all for anyone who calls on His name, humbly asking to be saved. To anyone who humbly and truly asks, Jesus saves from an eternity separated from God (and therefore horrible) and they receive the gift of the Holy Spirit for strength, the amazing fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) development and character building. It is simple and very cool. And God has worked in my life over and over as proof of this truth. It is beautiful, God is gloriously beautiful!❤❤❤

On Fear, Pride’s Muscle

Fear is the enemy’s tool, right up there with pride which initiates it. Fear of discovery that lies will collapse as they always do. Fear of death. Worse is fear of pain. Death comes once and there is an end to it. Fear continues as long as you allow it to rule with pride in your mind. Fear is pride’s muscle. People who sin fear consequences so lie more creating bigger sin creating more fear. It’s goal is destruction. Not just of life but eternity. Fear with pride keeps people from salvation more than anything else. What will happen if I tell the truth, which is what repentence upon salvation looks like. Truth will set you free but fear says it will not free you but humiliate you if people find out. You may lose loved ones or divorce if your spouse is told of pornography addictions or other adultery. Jobs may be lost if bosses find out about money laundering. Children may be alienated to find a parent who admits hatred or evil desires. Salvation is exposition and that is fought by pride and fear in so many people. Isn’t eternity in heaven and out of hell worth discomfort, even pain? And isn’t Almighty God able to work miracles of forgiveness otherwise? Food for thought…❤

Psalm 73:3-19,25-28

Psalm 73:3. “For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4. They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. 5. They are free from common human burdens; they are not plagued by human ills. 6. Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence. 7. From their callous hearts comes iniquity ; their evil imaginations have no limits. 8. They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression. 9. Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth. 10. Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance. 11. They say, “How would God know? Does the Most High know anything?” 12. This is what the wicked are like— always free of care, they go on amassing wealth. 13. Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure and have washed my hands in innocence. 14. All day long I have been afflicted, and every morning brings new punishments. 15. If I had spoken out like that, I would have betrayed your children. 16. When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply 17. till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny. 18. Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin. 19. How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors! 25. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. 26. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. 27. Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. 28. But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.”

People doing evil, even those with billions of dollars, will be rewarded or punished for their sins like all of us. You can’t buy your way to heaven or even out of hell. Don’t look at what others have and be envious of them. Their own glory they basked in will only last as long as their bodies unless they humble their hearts before God and are aaved by Jesus Christ just like everybody else. Wealth is a funny thing, stupid really. People count on it and it gets them things that are so so very temporary. I would rather have nothing and Jesus than anything this world has to offer. Rest peacefully in that joyful truth. ❤

The State of Things

The state of things is that of moving fast, keeping up, doing this and that, busyness, technology, expectations, societal norms and subsequent societal abnormal demands expected to be adhered to. I do not like the state of things. They feel wrong. They make my skin crawl. Darkness pervades. All before noon. So here I am a ball of misery? Nope. I am the light. I have what these people need. So do we all, all of us lights, those who are saved by Jesus Christ and know His truth, the only truth. We have the truth, the secret to being light in darkness and one day being out of here altogether and in heaven, away from dark forever. Imagine, one day soon we will not have darkness or evil anymore. It will be obliterated. So I can stand it a while longer to share my light. Maybe we can spread the light to more people so we have more company in heaven. Maybe we can share and spread it everywhere to everyone. That would be pretty cool. ❤