Be That Positive Change

I was just watching Schindler’s List, 071618 1700hrs and thinking, ” how can we be a positive change, when we can’t or won’t be a change within ourselves?”

In doing my bible lesson this past week “Soul Rest: 7 Days of Renewal ” I read this.

FOCUS ON THE SOURCE

When we take the time to look inward to understand the condition of our hearts, sometimes what we find there can produce feelings of guilt, shame, and disappointment. Although this is completely understandable, this is not God’s intention for your life. We may even begin to feel a bit overwhelmed because the number of areas we’ve identified as needing rest and healing seems insurmountable. The beautiful good news is that rest will not come from our work but from God’s finished work. We know that a vacation, sleep, or other restful postures will not be enough to restore us fully. When unrest is at the soul level, it’s untouchable by traditional means. We need an “other than” kind of power to remedy it. God is the true source of rest.

Today, focus on the truth that God is the ultimate source of the rest we long for. When was the last time you allowed yourself to just drink in the reality of who God really is? Most of our lives are lived in light of the reality of knowing the importance of God but not truly remembering and focusing on His story. In your time of stillness, meditate on God as our source of rest. Read some Scripture to support this idea. Look at the verses that point to the attributes of God. Take note of the things that come to mind as you do.

Caution: We may be tempted to believe that there are multiple ways that we can attain soul rest. Although there are many ways for us to assume a restful posture and experience temporary rest, the true source of the rest we long for comes from God, alone.

Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.

AUGUSTINE

In reading this and the verses that go along with this, I started thinking how man said we need to change how we treat each other. How change teach change of attitudes and behavior when we must first start from within.

You know looking back since the WWII days wars were every 20 years. Filled with hate, brutality, killing without end for what? We as a people from every walk of life have not learn not one damn thing.

We teach this next generation how to hate, because of the color of the skin, language, religion, country and so on. I know I’ve walked this earth with my eyes half open, seeing only what I desire to see. For me people are people. No better or worse than the next. However, what has change is how I feel about people. Ashamed is a good of a word as any.

  1. WWII let’s kill all the Jews, gays, any thing that is not pure.
  2. Korea wanting to rule as a communist country, to have to people to do one bidding after being ruled by Japan from 1910-45. Power over a weaker neighbor.
  3. Vietnam again divided land be French Indochina although now one country but the resources this country had.
  4. Gulf war 1 Iraq decided to invade Kuwait, attacked Saudi Arabia, and Israel. None of these countries did anything to the government of Iraq. Oil.
  5. Macedonia, Bosnia Herzegovina war of independence, and more.
  6. 9-11 UBL against U.S.A. hate, religion, mostly hate.
  7. Gulf war 2 WMD real reason not sure.

At the end of the day more innocents were killed than those who started the wars in the first place.

All of the wars since the time of man have been over land, power, religion, resources. Not one war has ever been justified. Those who are stronger prey on the weak. I don’t want them as neighbors because they do not believe as we believe “religion “. They are not pure “race”. Who is pure of anything? I want their land, greed. Because we can “power”. They have what we need “resources “.

Is there problem with asking can share your resources with us? Help me(us) understand your religion. Why are you ruling over those in that way? There is but one ruler. We need more space our population has grown so great may we share your land.

Yes all that I’ve just said sounds crazy and will never happen. The sharing that is.

The place we call home or earth is not ours to begin with. We are only the care taker of this place, or at least that is what is suppose to happen. However, we can not do that right. Instead we’ve allow satan to rule over our action not as God has instructed us.

It’s time for a change.

Spiritual War

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that he may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of the world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take into you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

The Creator

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord : let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

God’s Commandments

And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
Exodus 20:1‭-‬17 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/exo.20.1-17.KJV

Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Matthew 22:35‭-‬40 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/mat.22.35-40.KJV

Humility

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Romans 12:3‭-‬8 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/rom.12.3-8.KJV

And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Luke 14:7‭-‬11 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/luk.14.7-11.KJV

Faith

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Hebrews 11:1‭-‬10 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/heb.11.1-10.KJV

Healing

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
Matthew 4:23‭-‬24 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/mat.4.23-24.KJV

And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Matthew 10:1‭, ‬5‭-‬5‭, ‬8 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/mat.10.1-8.KJV

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
John 14:12‭-‬14 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/jhn.14.12-14.KJV

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
James 5:14‭-‬16 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/jas.5.14-16.KJV

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We call ourselves Christians, Jews, Muslims

We call ourselves Christians,  we  call ourselves  Jews, we call ourselves  Muslims, but are we calling ourselves children of God? We fight over land, that when we die and we all must die, we become part of it. We fight over money, that when we die we can’t  take it with us. We fight over race, when you look close under the skin, we pump red blood, we have one heart, a set of lungs, a set of kidneys,  a liver and so on, when we die are the same. We fight over religion. When there is only one God. When we die as we must we hope, pray, desire, dream to be with God. We fight over nationality. Why when we all are descendents of Adam and Eve.

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Jews believe that the Messiah has not come yet. Although some Jews believe he has come and die. The Muslims I’m not quite sure what they believe, that is whether Mohammed is there savior or is he just a prophet? Or is Jesus Christ as savior or a prophet? Not sure on that one. As for Christians we  (l) do believe Jesus Christ has come,  lived, die, and risen again.

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Now when will He come again as He said? But we call ourselves Christians,  Jews, and Muslims. I know Jesus  said go and teach all Nations. This I try to do. However, and there is always an however, we who call ourselves Christians, Jews, Muslims, we are not doing what God the Father has commanded. We are not teach God’s commandments; ie, Deuteronomy 6:5-9 Exodus 20: 2-19
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.  And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.  And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
Deuteronomy 6:5-9 KJV
http://bible.com/1/deu.6.5-9.KJV
I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.  Thou shalt have no other gods before me.  Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;  And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.  Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.  Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:  But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.  Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.  Thou shalt not kill.  Thou shalt not commit adultery.  Thou shalt not steal.  Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.  Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.  And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.  And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
Exodus 20:2-19 KJV
http://bible.com/1/exo.20.2-19.KJV

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But we call ourselves Christians,  Jews,  and Muslims, we are not doing a shephards job and we are barely sheep. God has called on each of us to do our part, not just sit on the sidelines and hope and wish things away. We have the responsibility to teach all Nations God’s will and law.
Will you join me in spreading the gospel of God? Or will you continue to sit on the sidelines?

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Video

Trials of Life

 

Trials of Life

If you can not find your way look to Jesus Christ (James 1:1-12) Jesus is the way the true and light that leads you through your life’s journey. If Jesus can put you through your trials he can bring you through it. Satan on the other hand will do what he said he would do keep you down make your life miserable at all cost. His only job is to go to and furrow and wait for you to stumble. Were as Jesus wants to uplift you, show you the way to go through mercy, grace, peace, and joy. James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. When you feel Satan trying to ride you don’t worry God has got you. God gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ, not just for some but for all our sins. 2My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Read Deu 5:6-21

6 I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage
7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
11 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee.
13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
17 Thou shalt not kill.
18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
19 Neither shalt thou steal.
20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

 

After watching the sermon please comment below as I would like to start a conversation. Thank you for praising God in all his glory. Share the word

 

Have you been Shipwrecked part 1 – 3

Have you lost your way? Have you left God somewhere and return to the world? If you have then you have been Shipwrecked. Here are some word that are very profound by my Pastor for I could not say them any better. It is time to get back in your repaired boat and follow out Lord and Savior he will help you sail back into port right where you left him.He will not forsake or leave.

 

 

17And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
18Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.
Would God our Father not do any less for you? His love is abundant. All you have to do is come.

 

Please leave your thoughts below, I would love to start a conversation.

These are the words of Jesus Christ

As of late we are fighting terror through religion. You have ISIS telling we the people of the world, we are to believe what they believe, do as they do, think as they think. Each of us “the people” around the world, who believes in God no matter your religion, has the God given right to practice your faith without interference from anyone or anything . For on those days;

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord , and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord .
Isaiah 54:17 KJV

So much has been said about the different religious faith ie; Buddhist, Christianity,  Hindu, Islam,  Judaism,   etc:  but on the last day;

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.  So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Romans 14:11-12 KJV

Are you ready? Will you forsake God? Will you come back to him when called?

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