There are times life is cloudy, unclear, hidden. Christianity should be clear, the clear light in the darkness. The message of God is very clear and here it is in its entirety: “Sin screwed things up and we need a Savior and Jesus Christ is that Savior and accepting Him and obediently living for and with God is what is expected of us and rewards us now and forever and we will be judged accordingly.” That is a very simple, clear message. It could not be more clear. That is the Good News God has given for us through the Bible. Clear, concise, simple, vital to our eternal lives, the hope and light and truth everyone is to hear, learn and follow. Every single person. Clear. Clear message. Cloudy Christianity is where people added something to the clear message. This is wrong. Biases, opinions, pride, selfishness, egos, desires, traditions, dogma, flawed perspectives, etc. all cloud the clear message, so as such are sins. If the message is not clear, God will hold accountable the person who added to His message. Read the Bible for the truth, and you can start in Mark. You are accountable to learn God’s message. Every person is. On judgment day, which is coming in the near future, God will ask you to account for your knowledge and acceptance of God’s simple message about Jesus and prayer life with Him. And you will be rewarded by being with Him if you follow Jesus and punished if not. So simple. Just make the right choice now before it is too late. ❤
2 Chronicles 7:14. “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
My heart tonight was to share and/or reiterate that my precious God, Maker of everything we know including us, Keeper of nature, Maker of Angels, Ruler of our eternal destinies, is NOT an option. He is beautiful in His glory and wealthy beyond measure, wiser than any of our wisdom or what networks we configure. God is All Mighty and All Seeing, has always been, always will be. There is no end to Him as we know of no beginning. And He knows each of us He lovingly hand crafted by name and every minute detail of us, down to the very number of hairs on our heads. And He, loving as He us, is also holy, as we cannot be. So He made a way for us to be holy through the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Ahhh, what a sweet name. Oh how amazing. What love! So, God is not an option. To deny Him is to declare your blind foolishness, your naivity, your deception that makes it convenient to live a life based on animal pleasures. God is who made us. We cannot deny Him. And if we try, we put our immortal eternity in jeapordy of a punishment of hell made for demons who deceive and destroy us, and we are His treasure. I would rather be His treasure than enemy, His beloved child than a proud idiot. God is not an option. And Jesus Christ and His Bible and humble prayer is our only way to Him (because of the holiness). And oh how sweet His Holy Spirit gift is in us when we accept this incredibly generous gift of salvation from Jesus. God is first, most important, worthy of our efforts and energy and resources and worship!❤❤❤
I was raised in a wonderful church that emphasized and maximized the power of God and taught the truth but unfortunately mentioned the power of the Holy Spirit in passing. To make matters worse in this arena, I was transferred from a Christian school to an Assemblies of God school during high school. We attended chapel and saw the speaking in tongues look like foolish babble but presented as more important than any other spiritual gift, making a mockery of the Holy Spirit. And from reading my Bible straight through 7 or 8 times and studying portions also for years and years in church. I know my Bible and was unsatisfied with every church I have been to throughout the country with how the Holy Spirit is presented as powerless and gibberish- speaking. And I am now voicing what I read and know of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ, the Messiah and Savior of all who believe and accept Him as Savior with a humble, true heart, was resurrected from death as prophecied. He was seen by at least 500 people, touched them, ate with them, taught them, loved them. And before he went back to God the Father in the clouds to build Heaven, He left the disciples the promise of the gift of Holy Spirit. And the amazed but scared disciples, fearful for their lives, waited together. And on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came. He came to live in the soul of every humble believer who follows Jesus Christ as Savior. And that is still true today. And the power He gave these disciples transformed them from cowards to courageous, fearless to joyful, restless to peaceful. That power, because the Holy Spirit is God, has not diminished one iota. And His power allowed everyone to hear the truth of Jesus Christ in their own language. That is speaking in tongues. It was always done for clarity. Clarity. Not babble, not drama, but clarity. And more than that, thr Holy Spirit is our constant companion, comforter, teacher, reminder, peace, joy, love, hope, truth, strength, courage and so much more. The Holy Spirit is why we are never alone and are secure in our identity as God’s children. We grieve Him by choosing to live in sin rather than accept His gifts and/or rejecting Jesus Christ’s salvation. We please the Holy Spirit by humbly listening to Him and allowing Him to be our strength, which He is so good at. And there you have Him. The perfect Gift and helpful Companion full of love and power and very best Friend.❤❤❤
Motivation for living is always God, the promoter and source of life. He who made life encourages it to thrive. That is the truth. And for me, I am also motivated by remembering that our enemy is very real also and is almost as adamant about destroying life as God is about promoting it. Almost. And with significantly less power. God is omnipotent and all powerful and absolutely brimming with Love, the greatest Force in the universe. The enemy is a fallen angel, a created one who wanted the glory and power, a jealous prideful one, therefore brimming with hate, the weakest force in the universe, held together by lie upon lie upon lie, a created one. He has no great power withing except that which God had originally given him and so has to cover that up with a myriad of lies, smoke and mirrors, deceptions, and cheap parlor tricks. So this motivates. Moreso than the enemy’s weakness is the Truth of God. And knowing that every battle we have on this earth is a spiritual battle for our souls, allows forgiveness to happen. We forgive the people for they are quite ignorant that they are pawns in a game. They operate on belief in a lie. They chose ignorance over truth. They are duped suckers and so easy to forgive. Closeness to God promotes life, truth, love, all the fruits of the Holy Spirit and drawing close to Him is life and motivation to live. He is near, present wherever we are. He holds nothing back when we humbly pray, wanting us to live the purpose we were designed to live and longing with great love to be close to us. Love is then the motivation to live, for God is love. Nothing else persists past the time it takes you to get that and forgive and humbly pray. And that, beautiful friend, is the deep truth. And the Truth always sets you free. ❤
Exodus 14:14. ‘The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”‘
My daughter is raised to be truthful. Not that we always get it right, but she knows full well what is truth and what is lie. Her friend does not, she mixes truth and lies up together in a big bowl and dishes it up according to what she wants at the moment- attention, things, pleasures, etc. Sounds like half of society these days and me a while back, I confess it. So how is it I believe I am instructing my child in knowing truth versus lie? How can I tell? What is truth? Is it all relative, which is the latest fad of knowledge? Do we guess or reason and come up with our own truth? Who decides what truth is? How do we know what is truth internally? Why is there a truth? Aren’t absolutes square and rigid and boring and limiting and antique/archaic?
I know and we all know what truth is because we are all created with live by the Creator of truth/One which can not ever lie. Our Creator can not lie, there is no lie in Him. And He planted a moral code in our brain. We can choose to attend to it or not for we were also given free will. But the moral truth code is embedded on our brain harddrive. Think about it. Why do we gasp in horror when someone hits a pregnant woman or leaves their dog in the car on a hot summer day or kill someone or rise in anger at a bully? Why? Did someone tell everyone this is bad and wrong, lying is bad and wrong. When we lie, do we feel good or bad? Think about it. Someone had to have done so. God pre-wired us to know it. He wanted our happiness because of His love for us so gave us the moral code of truth to follow to be happy. And He was generous enough to write it down in the Bible for we who are too distracted and self-involved to hear our internal moral truth programming code gift from God. We need to get back to it for our happiness and connection to God. 😄❤