Keep Your Heart from Turning to Stone

Guaed your heart

I saw this quote being circulated on Facebook. It is deception and just another form of fear mongering. Deception blocks you from seeing truth and fear hardens the heart and makes your love go cold.

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Genesis Chapter 3 describes the devil as cunning and subtile. These elusive characteristics were used to deceive our forebearers in the Garden of Eden. This quote slithers in the same way. This is the kind of fear mongering and deception which has led to a history of voter suppression in America. If you look closely at American democracy, you will see that it isn’t a true democracy. Historically, all American citizens have not been allowed to participate in the selection of its officers or the formation of its laws. In fact, many of you reading this, or at least your parents, were alive when the rights of Black people finally became protected under Federal Law in the United States. I am speaking of the Voter’s Rights act of 1965. This legislation made it illegal to block people of color from voting at the polls with the use of literacy test, grandfather clauses and poll taxes.  Even today, voter suppression is a reality in many southern states. Also, today the electoral college is unnecessary. The advancements of technology have long remedied the problem with communications across the country, which supposedly necessitated the electoral college.

The cited information above really doesn’t apply to the American experience, even though we currently have a leader resembling a fascist to many. America is missing the precedent stages which lead to fascism. America has no marked seasons for any of the following: Spiritual Faith, Great Courage, or Liberty. Instead of spiritual faith we have seen carnal ambition too build wealth. Instead of great courage we have seen policy after policy founded upon fear and xenophobia. Instead of liberty we have seen a continuation of oppressive practices whereby America remains among the top nations for inequality and human imprisonment. However, the cited information does support the elitist mentality which supports these immoral practices by reinforcing the idea that the masses aren’t worthy of certain civil rights. The real concern of the wealthy and powerful is that if power were held by the people then they may bring about true equality. A concern that systems will be established which will prevent the exploitation of those less fortunate. The type of exploitation which the wealth of America has been built upon.

If you broaden the definition of Fascism to include a class of people instead of a singular person, it could be argued that America has been fascist from its inception. Christians must stop being manipulated due to ignorance powered by complacency. I am speaking to those who confess faith in the gospel of Christ. Those who are supposed to be the lights of the word. Those He commissioned to fight for the oppressed, broken, and less fortunate. Guard your heart and mind from the venomous lies of the serpent which disrupts good sense.

“But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:34-36 NKJV)

It was penned in a famous American document that “All men are created equal.” If this is held as truth, then it would make sense to ensure that the opportunities and resources which produce the greatest of us were made accessible to the all of us. This practice could serve to make America great for the first time in her history.

Witnessing Revival

Revival

We have to get away from the mythology of history and the mythology of the gospel. The problem in the church today is that they are preaching a mythological Jesus Christ. Mythological means represented more by tradition and acceptance than truth. The majority of church goers don’t identify with the real Christ, because just like when He walked the earth in the flesh, often the leaders and the elders in the church reject Him, and turn the people against Him.

“But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.” (Matt 27:20 KJV)

The Jesus often preached today, is more like Barabbas, someone that fits better within this political climate and has more appeal to the people. The mess we see in the world today is what happens when there is more darkness than light. There is not much light coming from the church because there is not much truth coming out of the church. The truth is, most people want nothing to do with GOD other than His blessings. That’s why there is all this talk of preaching a gospel centered on a Savior that is just loving and accepting. One that only blesses. That is not characteristic of GOD, nor ever was. YESHUA the Christ wasn’t popular, beloved, or well received. Here is the truth:

“He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.” (Isaiah 53:3 KJV).

It is because He spoke the truth without respect of persons, and He refused to comply with this world. He was uncompromising in His spiritual and divine nature, which made Him alien to the carnal masses. Xenophobia isn’t a new phenomenon. You leaders and elders of church congregations, who are preaching this non-judgmental, all accepting, bait and switch gospel, aren’t serving Christ, you are serving your own popularity. Love is not measured by how it makes people feel, it is measured by how much it resembles GOD in word and deed. The Savior came to earth as pure love and He was rejected by mankind. Stop trying to package the gospel in a way that entices people. People appetites are carnal, and you are making the gospel carnal in order to get numbers. What good are you doing people if they are accepted by you but rejected by GOD, because they are not spiritual.

“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” (John 4:23 KJV)

There is revival happening in the land. It is a revival of spirit and truth. The worldy and the carnal will not partake. The only ones who can partake are those who surrender their lives on the cross, out of love for the lamb of GOD, the Lion of Judah, YESHUA HAMASHIACH, Christ our Savior. If anyone offers you any other solution or means of salvation, they are trying to get something from you. It may be your money, your gift, or just your approval. This world can only change for those who are willing to change from the world. The world can only change as the people change. This is why Christ calls for the surrender of your life. He wants to do a new work in you that will change you and the world for the better.

Desiring A Match Made In Heaven

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You know, if you want someone to love you, the first thing you have to do is reveal yourself to them.  After all, how can someone love you if they don’t know who you are? Once you reveal yourself, it is their values, knowledge, and understanding, which will determine if they choose to love you.

“The gospel of Christ illuminates God’s love in a way that renews faith toward God and restores hope in God’s promises. It is a daunting task to believe that the being who created the massive universe, in all of its wonder, has genuine love and concern for man individually, as well as collectively. What makes this so unbelievable is the rejection we receive from our fellow man. On earth, we see that we are physically alike, and see that we have the same needs, yet we hate and dehumanize one another. Some of these people who reject us and hurt us are family members we feel a definite connection to. So, carrying what you learned from those experiences, you try to process how the Supreme Being could love you, whom you have never seen, whom you strain to relate to, and it seems impossible. It is the wounds from the evil around us that stifle our ability to obtain unto the love of God. The amazing grace shown through the cross of Yeshua the Christ brings the Father’s love within reach. The passion of Christ begins to stir us to the realization of God’s divine love. It is also the divine love demonstrated by those born again through Christ that bares further witness to the prevailing love of God the Father.” (An excerpt from my book, “True Heritage” https://www.amazon.com/True-Heritage-Recovering-Spiritual-Identity/dp/1641114576)

YAHWEH has revealed Himself to us in a very relatable way, by coming to Earth in the form of a human with frailties, and then suffering the death of the cross. He suffered the death on the cross to show the depth of His love for us. Now that He has revealed Himself, the question is, will we love Him. What determines this is how much we value the knowledge of His love, and the relationship He is trying to establish with us. Another factor is, if we understand that an opportunity to know YAHWEH, our Heavenly Father, is the gift of life. The religious and the gospel sensationalist believe and teach that GOD’s love for us is everything, but Yeshua taught that it is our love in return which completes the connection, and opens the conduit of life.

 “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.” (John 14:21-24)

By the power of the Spirit of Truth which is in me, I can introduce a person to God, but it is their choice to love Him. It is their own love for Him that will determine the sacrifices they are willing to make in order to fulfill the relationship. It is their own adoration and longing for God which will determine the time and effort spent pursuing the knowledge of Him.  It is how much an individual values God which determines if priorities are set before a relationship with Him. A love for this current world, with all of its carnal entrapments, will compete for your focus and affections, but I tell you the things of this world are only lying wonders, and they will never satisfy or fulfill you the way a relationship with your Heavenly Father can. Our Heavenly Father new the carnal mind would emphasize the sacrifice in what is required to know Him, instead of what is gained. That is why He said, “Delight yourself in Him and He would give you the desires of your heart,” and He also said, “Seek first the Dominion of His love, and then everything that pertains to life will be added to you.” It is my hope that what I am sharing here with you will introduce GOD in a way that reveals His sincere love and yearning for you, and that you would choose to love Him back, and that you with Him, will be one of the matches made in heaven.

Don’t Let Pride Take You For A Ride

Male and female was created by our Maker,

The devil has conceived the genderless and the faker.

To love and promote Truth does not equal hate,

There would be no families to value without first choosing the right mate.

Love whomever you will and let your heart be free,

But sex and marriage are for heterosexuals by God’s decree.

If you think love means tolerating all things then you have misunderstood,

To love is to live in abandon to God, allowing Him to choose what is good.

Love is not a feeling or an emotion or lust;

It is obedience to God’s word and sanctifying Him with your trust.

If any of this seems offensive, just search your heart and you’ll know it is right,

Children of God don’t march in pride, they walk humbly in the Light.