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How to Spot the Falsies.

RED IN A SEA OF GREEN

One way to spot false teachers is if they are smooth talkers.

Smooth talkers usually dress flashy. They always try to con you into their way of thinking. If you question them they become angry or accuse you of not having the supreme intelligence they have. They try to make you believe they are doing something for your good when in reality they are just conning you. I experienced this a lot. If you try to get them to get it in writing they try the guilt trip with you of :”What is the matter, don’t you trust me?” my reply is: “What’s the matter, why don’t you want to put it in writing if you are so honest?” They quickly leave me alone. There are many variations like aren’t I your friend? If you do not trust me I do not want to deal with you, this is for a limited time only, if you do not take it someone else will.

They are self centered instead of God centered. They like to talk about their accomplishments instead of what God has done through them or for them. Again they are flashy dressers that say look at me. They are greedy. They want money and fame instead of wanting to advance Christs kingdom and helping others. They pull at your strings to try to con you into giving them money to help others when in reality they take most of the money themselves. If you ask them to show you their accountability in writing where the money goes they accuse you of being stingy.

 

They always believe they are right. If you question their interpretation of Scripture they  accuse you of challenging their authority and try to put you on the defensive. I just stick to my guns.  They try to put others down so as to make themselves look good. Boy have I ever met a lot of those. When you try to defend yourself they just try to shout you down.

When you see any of these avoid them like the plague.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Rohi (God our Sheppard) please open my eyes to all the wolves in sheeps clothing that lurk around looking for the naive. When I do encounter them please bless me with the wisdom, grace, strength and meekness to defend myself and protect the gullible from their evil jaws. I ask this in the name of He who exposed the wolves when He walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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The Right Confession.

REPENT

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16 New International Version

 

What I believe James is referring to here is when we do or say something wrong to another we are to confess what we did or said and apologize (that by the way is what repent means).

This does not mean we are to apologize for thoughts we have but never said.

Let’s face it, if we did that we would spend most of time apologizing wouldn’t we and it would be very embarrassing as well?

Think of the things people would be apologizing to you for.

Would you really want to hear that?

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) bless me with the Confession, strength, wisdom  and grace to sincerely and humbly apologize to _________  (write in the name of someone, whether Christian or not, to whom you need to apologize to) for _________ (write in the offense you committed).

 

Please use this as an opportunity to heal any wounds that were inflicted and use this as an opportunity for us to grow stronger in our relationship.

 

I request this from the deepest part of my heart in the name of He who taught His disciples how to repent after His resurrection Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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Which Group Do You Belong To?

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR

There are five groups in every church.

 

There are the wolves.

 

I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.  Acts 20:29 New International Version

 

These devils lurk about waiting to see a weak moment and pounce on you as they are very judgmental and condemning. They do this to stand on a pedestal to make themselves look righteous at the others expense. They are the most dangerous and destructive of them all. They drive more people from Christ than any of Satan’s minions could ever dream of

 

Then there are the groupies.

One of you says, “I follow Paul”; another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Cephas”; still another, “I follow Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:12 New International Version

 

Now even though this refers to denominations it also includes those groupie clubs.

 

 

They are the ones that form little groups and it is an exclusive membership. If you are not say a new mother you are not welcome in their tribe. If you are a new member of a church they ignore you if you try to go over and talk with them. In short, they are the snobs.  They are responsible for one time visitors refusing to return for a second visit and indeed turning their back on Christ.

 

Next comes the tongue wagers.

Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down. Proverbs 26:19 New International Version

These are the deadly parrots that lurk about listening in to other conversations to devour any tidbit they can. Once they grab hold of it they burn the telephone lines up telling anybody and everybody stupid enough to listen to them. They usually mix in a little bit of the truth with a whole bunch of lies. If this can cause trouble for the unfortunate victim all the better. When confronted about their filth they behave like innocent little lambs. They are relationship destroyers. Guard well what you say about them. They destroy more relationship and cause more hard feelings between members than any wrecking ball could to any building.

 

 

Then, comes the ones that are the minority but should be the majority in every church.

 

They are the Christians.

 

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22 New International Version

 

They are the ones that welcome any newcomers and make them feel at ease and, are always polite and respectable. Before the service they like to share what Jesus has done in their live the past week. After the service they like to talk about what was being said in relation to their walk with Christ. They are the ones that build up the church, both local and international. I am very honoured to be a member of this group and enjoy greatly being with them every opportunity I can.

 

The wolves are usually always attacking these minorities and are responsible for driving them many of them from the church.

 

Which group do you belong to?

 

Prayer: Please Jehovah Yahweh (God of His people) bless me to always conduct myself in thought, word and deed as a respectful child of Yours and guide me to fellowship with other brothers and sister so we can and will worship You in a harmony of love and joy. I sincerely ask this in the name of he who taught His disciples how to fellowship both amongst themselves and You Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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Stop and Pray.

MEEKNESS

Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit. Mark 13:11 New International Version

 

Before I say anything whether in a letter or in a debate or disagreement with anybody I try to make it a practice to always stop and pray for the Holy Spirit to guide my words.

 

It is difficult to master this technique but it has prevented a lot of foot in mouth disease that is regretted later (You know foot in mouth disease? That is where you say something that puts your foot in your mouth. In other words you say something that makes you feel stupid later).

 

This is especially good to prevent being trapped by the sicko’s that enjoy baiting you and prevents a lot of disagreements from become yelling matches where you say things in the heat of the moment you regret later.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God of grace) for teaching me the art of grace in conversations and correspondence.

 

I know as a Christian I represent Your voice when I speak so it is vitally important to pray for Your divine wisdom before speaking or writing.

 

I gratefully thank you in the name of he who always spoke gracefully in when the occasion called for it to be done forcefully Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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My Double Blessing.

I CAN LEAN ON HIM

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 New International Version

 

Every day I pray that Jesus molds me to be more like Him.

 

One day I wanted to go to the library to work on my writing. (it is very hot and the library has air-conditioning. As well they are doing construction where I live and it is very noisy).

 

There was a strong feeling to go grocery shopping instead.

 

When at the supermarket there was a one day sale where many of the items needed were half price.

 

While waiting in line an elderly Chinese female tried to queue jump in front of me.

 

I firmly but politely informed her to go to the back of the line as I stretched out my arm to prevent her from jumping in front of me.

 

Chinese are very stubborn and rude so the arm was put out because they just ignore you and do as they want anyway.

 

She tried to ignore me and push in front. I gently but firmly pushed her back and told her in a stronger voice to get to the back of the line.

 

She understood she was not going to get away with her rudeness and the cashier informed her she would not accept her groceries until she got to the back of the line so she angrily went to the back of the line.

 

The other Chinese females were happily impressed. Upon reflecting upon it later I realized that is exactly what Jesus would have done.

 

Please do not be politically correct and say the old female should have been allowed to get away with her arrogant rudeness. Jesus did not accept abhorrent behavior from anyone regardless of age or status and neither should a Christian.

 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God our teacher) for blessing me in the proper manner in how to deal with arrogant and rude men and women.

 

I give thanks for this gift in the name of he who did not tolerate rudeness Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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There is No Two Ways About It.

EXAMINE YOURSELF

 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorcé.’ But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery. Matthew 5:31-32

 

Some churches teach that if you get divorced for good reason it is okay to get remarried.

 

That is   scripturally wrong.

 

The Bible explicitly says that, that this wrong. There is no two ways about it. It does not matter if it is a man or woman.

 

When you get divorced the only time it is acceptable to remarry is if the other spouse dies (please do not go out and try to kill them just to get remarried because then you commit an even worse sin).

 

So what are you to do now if you have remarried?

 

You will have to ask Jesus about that but for those of you considering remarriage consider the seriousness of what Jesus says you are doing first.

 

Prayer: Please Jesus Pryyand (Jesus my friend) guide those who are considering divorcing to righteous councilors to guide them to make amends and become friends again and to guide those who are considering marriage to councilors to prevent them form making a terrible mistake that will affect them for the rest of their lives.

 

 

I sincerely ask this in the name of the greatest councilor Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

NOTE: IF YOU ARE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP GET INTO CHRISTIAN COUNCILLING AND GET OUT OF THAT SITUATION FAST. YOU NEED CHRISTIAN COUNCILLING TO PREVENT YOU FROM MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE AGAIN.

 

I am not a professional councilor, I only speak from personal experience and what I have witnessed too many times in relationships.

 

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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Why is it?

SATANS TRAP

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.  But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:22-24

Have you ever wondered why when you go into bars the music is usually loud and the ambiance is dark?

 

Could it be that the music is loud to drown out the Holy Spirits quiet voice confronting you that what you are doing is wrong?

Getting drunk and out of control saying and doing stupid things you regret the next day, looking for a one night stand that may destroy your life is wrong an you know it but the noise and darkness drown it out and hide it.

 

Prayer: Please Jehovah Shammah (the Lord is present) always be present with me to guide me away from the devil’s den of bars and other venues that he lures in to deceptively draw me into hell. Instead my love I joyfully praise You for the blessing of a small intimate group of fellow children of Yours.

I gleefully thank you for this precious gift in the name of he who selected His small group of twelve Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.