Friday, August 18, 2017

Who should I minister to?

Although the Lord loves everyone, not everyone is ready to receive. I've learned this through the experience of speaking to thousands and thousands of people one on one over the past 9 years. This is why it's important to discern what the Lord is doing. We want to get involved in what the Lord is doing because that is what will be fruitful.

He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse. Don’t reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you. - Proverbs 8:7-8



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Antifa (Anti-Fascists) are not Christians

Yesterday I wrote about how White Supremacists and Neo-Nazi's are not Christian, even if they claim to be. Today I want to make the point that the Anti-Fascists (antifa) are not Christian either, although they seemingly oppose the hate and bigotry of White Supremacists and Neo-Nazi's. When President Trump denounced both sides of the Charlottesville situation, he wasn't supporting White Supremacists and Neo-Nazi's, as many liberals claim he was. The evidence is very clear how both sides are exhibiting behavior that is not Christian behavior. Video of the situation shows both the White Supremacists and the Anti-Fascists using carnal weapons to hurt people.

For though we walk in the flesh, we don’t wage war according to the flesh; for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds  -2Corinthians 10:3-4




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

White Supremacists are not Christians

I wouldn't call white supremacists or neo-nazi's far-right, but rather, far-left. These groups are not conservative and they certainly don't represent accurate Christian theology. Many of them would call themselves Christians, but that means nothing. Someone can say they're Christian until they're blue in the face, but that doesn't make them Christian.

Now I beg you, brothers, look out for those who are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and turn away from them. For those who are such don’t serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and flattering speech, they deceive the hearts of the innocent. - Romans 16:17-18


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Fragrance of Life

Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you into all that the Lord has for you. This world operates from a system that decays. The world will make you labor and toil and then try and steal what's yours. The Kingdom of Heaven doesn't work like that. The Holy Spirit is constantly looking to invite Jesus into your daily walk, so that what's produced will draw people to Jesus. Fruit that will last.

Awake, O north wind and come, wind of the south; Make my garden breathe out fragrance. Let its spices be wafted abroad. May my beloved come into his garden and eat its choice fruits!” - Song of Solomon 4:16


Monday, August 14, 2017

How to develop a love for God

Many believers want to know what to do in order to develop a relationship with the Lord. There are any number of scripture verses that can help you. Here are four verses from Psalm 105. Put this into action and you'll see great progress.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad. Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. - Psalm 105:1-4


Friday, August 11, 2017

A spirit empowers you

Many people don't recognize the impact of the spirit realm. All people have a spirit sent from God that gives life at conception. Because of the sin nature, that spirit is dead. Not dead in the sense that it doesn't have the ability to keep our heart beating, but dead in the sense that we are separated from God because of sin. When Paul was in Athens, he was talking to unbelievers when he said that God gives us life and breath and the ability to have our being.

...for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’ - Acts 17:28


Thursday, August 10, 2017

An encounter with God will change you

Many people who say they believe in Jesus Christ are really believing in what he taught. They're believing in the doctrine of Jesus. That's a great start, but there's much more. Knowing Him through an encounter, will change your life and bring you to the place of truly recognizing your spiritual condition. Job was an amazing man on the earth and after his severe trials, he came to understand both God and himself.

“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes.” - Job 42:5-6