When Love Becomes Sin

Truth in Love – blog entry

Thursday, December 13, 2012

When love and peace are promoted to the point that Christians couple themselves with others who despise and reject the Name of Jesus, and who do not see Jesus as the only path to Eternal Salvation, and true Christians begin to promote these individual as co-equals in God’s Redemptive Plan for mankind then the purpose which started out as showing God’s love has become sin. This is not true godly unity; it is a counterfeit of the unity God wishes for His True Church.

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

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Applying the Work of The Cross

Truth in Love – blog entry – Monday, December 10, 2012

Recently, God spoke to me about how we, meaning His people, including myself, do not fully comprehend, nor can we, the full power afforded us and the depth of the work done on the cross. What I heard most prominently was that we needed to “Apply the work of the Cross.” to our various situations and prayers. What did/does that translate to in tangible everyday use? When we are in a situation where we do not know what to do, where we cannot seem to overcome, where or when temptation seems so great, when we do not know the proper direction or path to take in life, etc. we need to simply call out to God the Father with a simple prayer of… ‘Father God, in the name of Jesus, apply the work of the cross to this situation and I thank you for the power and work of the cross; in Jesus name I pray, Amen.’

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

Charlie Brown’s Christian Rights

Follow-up Monday, December 17th 2012 

Good job CHRISTIANS – The Christ haters did not get their way.  The classic Charlie Brown Christmas Special, which depicts the true meaning of Christmas, will air on ABC, Tuesday, December 18th at 8:00 Eastern Time.  Bravo for ABC!

Truth in Love – blog entry – Monday, December 03, 2012

Charlie Brown’s Christmas? Really people! It is time for Christian to stand up for their “Christian Rights” 1st Amendment. We do not lay down our right for secular man people we lay down our rights for Jesus and Jesus’ Purpose alone. Christian brothers and sisters your silence is a form of sin because you refuse to speak up and stand up for Christ. It is completely ridiculous that the much beloved television Christmas special, Charlie Brown’s Christmas, would not be shown because the group, Freedom from Religion, does not want it shown due to its content – the narrative of the true meaning of Christmas, Christ Jesus’ Birth and Purpose – the redemption of sinful mankind.

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

The Almighty or The World

Truth in Love – blog entry

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

“We shall find ourselves out of adjustment to the ways of the world, and increasingly so as we make progress in the holy way. We shall acquire a new viewpoint; a new different psychology will be formed within us; a new power will begin to surprise us by its upsurgings and its outgoings.” A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

If you look like the world, there is a problem. If you think like the world, there is problem. If you act like the world, there is a problem. If you fit into the world, there is problem. If you belong to Jesus, you should be the opposite of the world.

Far too many Christian seem hell-bent on fitting into the world and into their environment within a secular society. Yet, if they know Christ and are growing in Him daily, they should be becoming just the opposite. They should increasingly find themselves maladjusted to their society.

Secular psychology and psychiatry tell us that we must look, act, and believe this way or we are not considered normal. Normal is so relative. Normal in a twisted society does not mean much. A secular worldview is worthless to the dedicated Follower of Christ. As we grow and mature in Christ, our worldview should become a Christian Worldview and our psychology of life should be the psychology of Scripture. Anything less is to sell ourselves short of all that God wishes for us to have and obtain in our godly mindset. We are to be Christ-minded not Man-minded.

Once we learn to seek the mind of Christ the power of Christ will become ours. Christ cannot trust a secular mind and secular heart with His power or it would be their ruin. Only the godly mind and heart can appropriately handle the power the Holy Spirit of God has to offer.

Which will it be? Man’s ways or God’s Ways? Man’s psychology or God’s Principles? A secular worldview or a Christian Worldview? A heart given to the world or a heart given completely to God? The mind of man or the mind of Christ? The power of the world or the power of the Almighty God?

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

God Will Give The Stubborn What They Seek

Truth in Love – blog entry – Thursday, November 08, 2012

People are seeking relief and revitalization not through true liberty but through a secondary form of slavery. Conformity to societal norms and needs is socialism. Conformity to God’s Word and Principles is freedom, liberty, and the fulfillment of one’s personal purpose.

Psalm 81:8–16 (NKJV)

8 “Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you!

O Israel, if you will listen to Me!

9 There shall be no foreign god among you;

Nor shall you worship any foreign god.

10 I am the Lord your God,

Who brought you out of the land of Egypt;

Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

11 “But My people would not heed My voice,

And Israel would have none of Me.

12 So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart,

To walk in their own counsels.

13 “Oh, that My people would listen to Me,

That Israel would walk in My ways!

14 I would soon subdue their enemies,

And turn My hand against their adversaries.

15 The haters of the Lord would pretend submission to Him,

But their fate would endure forever.

16 He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat;

And with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you.”

It appears that most of the people in America need, or want, to go even further down the path of destruction before they realize that God has a better way and they need Him to show them His path.

In the interim, may God Divinely protect His people and preserve them from the effects of societal destruction and decay.

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

Did You Invite the Boss

Truth in Love – blog entry

Friday, November 02, 2012

“God goes where He’s wanted.” Philip Yancey

A group might ask, ‘Why is God not moving among us? Why is nothing happening, here at our _________?’ Most likely the reason is God is not wanted there. God may have been invited but He is not truly desired.

It is much like an office party you intend to have at your house one weekend. You really want to have the party, you really want the company of all your coworkers and you dream about all the fun everyone will have. What you do not want however is for the boss to come. Yet, if you have half a brain, you are not going to have a weekend get-together with the entire office and not invite your boss. That would be career suicide. Therefore, what do you do; you invite the boss even though secretly within your heart you do not really want the boss to be there. When and if he shows up you will make nice and kiss up to him as need; but your heart wishes something would have happened, which prevented him from making it to your well planned, well organized, much anticipated and greatly desired party.

Do you really want the boss there? Is God really invited into ____________?

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

God’s People Have Cried Out to Him ALWAYS!

Truth in Love – blog entry – Friday, October 19, 2012

“God goes where He’s wanted.” Philip Yancey

“We shall find ourselves out of adjustment to the ways of the world, and increasingly so as we make progress in the holy way. We shall acquire a new viewpoint; a new different psychology will be formed within us; a new power will begin to surprise us by its upsurgings and its outgoings.” A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

Send the Fire

William Booth, 1894

Copyright: Public Domain

Main subject: Cleansing

Scripture: Acts 2:1-4; Hebrews 12:25-29

Send the Fire

Thou Christ of burning, cleansing flame,
Send the fire, send the fire, send the fire!
Thy blood-bought gift today we claim,
Send the fire, send the fire, send the fire!
Look down and see this waiting host,
Give us the promised Holy Ghost;
We want another Pentecost,
Send the fire, send the fire, send the fire!

God of Elijah, hear our cry:
Send the fire, send the fire, send the fire!
To make us fit to live or die,
Send the fire, send the fire, send the fire!
To burn up every trace of sin,
To bring the light and glory in,
The revolution now begin,
Send the fire, send the fire, send the fire!

’Tis fire we want, for fire we plead,
Send the fire, send the fire, send the fire!
The fire will meet our every need,
Send the fire, send the fire, send the fire!
For strength to ever do the right,
For grace to conquer in the fight,
For pow’r to walk the world in white,
Send the fire, send the fire, send the fire!

To make our weak hearts strong and brave,
Send the fire, send the fire, send the fire!
To live a dying world to save,
Send the fire, send the fire, send the fire!
Oh, see us on Thy altar lay
Our lives, our all, this very day;
To crown the off’ring now we pray,
Send the fire, send the fire, send the fire!

A man who looked upon the moral and spiritual decay of the world and the church and realized that something radical needed to happen to bring people back to God. William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army was that man’s name. Have you notice the spiritual and moral decay of your world, of America?

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

Crisis Within the Body of Christ

Truth in Love – blog entry – Saturday, September 22, 2012

Crisis Within the Body of Christ

We must realize that the Church, the actual Body of Christ, is in crisis. There is a great split among the outward manifestation of inward faith, in that we see a very postmodern church which is taking a form of ungodliness and a more devote church which is struggling to adhered to, live out, and hold up a godly standard in an ever increasing ungodly society and ungodliness from within the Body.

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

Truth in Love – blog entry – Saturday, September 15, 2012 – – 7 Perfect Verses for American Reform and Revival

Truth in Love – blog entry – Saturday, September 15, 2012

7 Perfect Verses for American Reform and Revival

The Reforms of Asa – 2 Chronicles 15:1-7 NKJV

1Now the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded. 2And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. 3For a long time Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law; 4but when in their trouble they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found by them. 5And in those times there was no peace to the one who went out, nor to the one who came in, but great turmoil was on all the inhabitants of the lands. 6So nation was destroyed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every adversity. 7But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!”

“Reform” means according to Webster’s Dictionary:

transitive verb

1 a : to put or change into an improved form or condition b : to amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses

2 : to put an end to (an evil) by enforcing or introducing a better method or course of action

3 : to induce or cause to abandon evil ways

noun

1 : amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved

2 : a removal or correction of an abuse, a wrong, or errors

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

Must See Christian Movie

If you call yourself a Christian then I urge you to go see this movie this weekend.

If you believe Christian Rights are being eroded in American then I urge you to take a group of friends and go see this movie.

If you are a Christian Spiritual Leader, I exhort you to urge your congregation to go see this movie.

The title is “Last Ounce of Courage” – – Here are some links for info on the movie.

http://www.standusa.com/last-ounce-of-courage/

https://apps.facebook.com/standusa_fb/level/10/

http://www.movies.com/last-ounce-courage/m68968