Sunday, May 13, 2018

Stuff = Distraction

Keep your life simple. If you find yourself gathering things just to have stuff or just because you want to buy something, you'll soon start to stray away from diligently following the Lord. It's easy to get off tract and the enemy is quick to help you do so. This life is not about things. The bible shares one of the most well known verses concerning this matter.

What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? - Mark 8:36

We've all heard the old saying, "You can't take it with you." That's right, but you can send it on ahead.  Every time we give to the work of the Kingdom, we send it on ahead of us into our heavenly bank account. Paul tells us about the heavenly bank account in Philippians.

Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. - Philippians 4:17

I believe we can draw on this heavenly bank account when we need to. Jesus withdraws for us and moves someone's heart to release it. Trust me, there are obedient servants out there who do as he says. So, the next time you feel the urge to buy something that may just collect dust, consider your heavenly bank account. Sow into the Kingdom instead and the funds will be there for what you really need to buy and not something that will cause a distraction in your spiritual life.


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Does The Bible Contradict Itself?




Unless we use the preponderance of scripture to establish doctrine, we can become confused and think there are contradictions. For instance, in Ephesians, Paul writes plainly that we're saved by grace alone and not by our works:

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9

God draws us to Jesus and gives us a measure of faith to believe. That measure of faith will also give us a hunger to know more and will empower us to truly repent of our sins.

Paul makes it clear that there is evidence of someone who has truly repented. Towards the end of his ministry, when sharing his message with King Agrippa, he says this:

“So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds. - Acts 26:19-20

When someone has truly believed the message, their repentance will lead to deeds of righteousness, as Paul writes:

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

There is a difference between the works a person performs to try and justify him or herself in the eyes of God and the works that God prepares for us to do once we surrender our lives to Jesus Christ.







Tuesday, November 7, 2017

DuPont State Forest Water Falls Hiking

Ahava and I recently got into hiking. In today's video, I'm carrying a backpack in order to practice for the upcoming hiking/camping trips we're planning. In today's video, we visited DuPont State Forest for the day. The forest is about 2 hours west of where we live in Charlotte, NC. There are a number of beautiful waterfalls along the Little River winding through the forest. The trail we walked has a few decent sized hills as it follows the river. The access point of the trail is at Hooker Falls, where a number of people can be seen fly fishing. Afterwards, we went to the Earth Fare market in Asheville, which is about 30 minutes north of the forest. Before heading back home, we stopped for a latte at Green Sage Cage in South Asheville. Below is a link to DuPont State Forest.

http://www.dupontforest.com

Monday, November 6, 2017

Beautiful Violin Worship and CBC Healing

I love when the Holy Spirit takes over worship, especially when the worshippers are good at playing their instruments. Ahava and I were at a seminar in Moravian Falls, NC when this worship occurred. Moravian Falls has an interesting history. Click the link below to read about the town's history.
http://www.moravianfalls.org/aboutmoravianfalls.html

To watch today's video and any of the other 600+ healing and teaching videos, click the link below to my Youtube Channel. Also, if the Spirit leads you, sow into Cardboard Box Church, so that I can continue to produce Youtube videos to encourage and edify the body of Christ, as well as the most important thing of all, winning lost souls to Jesus Christ. Thank you.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTkOLgvEh6D6CMJJfaC2oQ


Friday, November 3, 2017

Words of knowledge for a foster child

If you'll minister to enough people consistently, you'll begin to recognize humble people who've been through tough times in life. Even though Rosemary is young, a strength is developed in her because of the trials. Much like everyone else though, there's still more healing needed. If you watch today's video, you'll pick up on that as I move a bit closer to her. I'm bigger than a lot of people so you can notice how Rosemary leans back a bit when I get too close. People who've been through a lot of "drama" tend to be like this, but they can be healed as they pursue Christ in his word and fellowship with him and other believers.

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. - Proverbs 27:17

To watch today's video and any of the other 600+ healing and teaching videos, click the link below to my Youtube Channel. Also, if the Spirit leads you, sow into Cardboard Box Church, so that I can continue to produce Youtube videos to encourage and edify the body of Christ, as well as the most important thing of all, winning lost souls to Jesus Christ. Thank you.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTkOLgvEh6D6CMJJfaC2oQ


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Finding Favor At Cardboard Box Church

A big, fancy church building doesn't necessarily mean the power of God is moving mightily in that place. Church is where 2 or 3 are gathered together in his name and Cardboard Box Church makes that point. Over the past 19 months at Cardboard Box Church, Ahava and I have met hundreds of people who have found favor with God when we ministered to them concerning their needs.

We help people find out who they are in Christ and as a result, God pours out his favor on those who pursue their purpose in him.

A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. - Proverbs 18:16

To watch today's video and any of the other 600+ healing and teaching videos, click the link below to my Youtube Channel.  ps - I hope you enjoy the gospel message montage in today's video.
https://www.youtube.com/user/mrtomff7

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Youtube Algorithm Censorship

The censorship of certain Youtube videos began over a year ago, but it's coming to the attention of video creators more now than over the past year because of the yellow $ sign on the video manager page. Before the yellow $ sign on the video manager page began to appear, one would have to go deeper into a search of video analytics in order to see that certain videos were being flagged. Many creators failed to do this because a deeper analysis of video views wasn't prioritized.

I could put links to many conservative videos that cover this topic, but I don't wish to promote anyone's video where they're cussing or saying other offensive things while complaining about the censorship. If you wish to see more, there's no shortage of content on this subject matter.

As a Christian, I do my best to remember not to panic when it seems like my rights are being violated, because the Lord takes care of all that concerns me.

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28

Thanks for reading this blog and watching today's video. Visit my Youtube Channel to watch any of the other 600+ healing and teaching videos. Also, if the Spirit is leading you, sow into Cardboard Box Church so that I can continue to produce videos to help advance the kingdom of God on the earth. Here's a link to my channel.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTkOLgvEh6D6CMJJfaC2oQ?view_as=subscriber