Facing Knowledge

The word SAGE popped up in my face a couple of days ago but it was pointed towards Jesus. It was in a poem that Jesus was the greater than any prophet and wiser than any sage. That isn’t verbatim but I connected on the idea of living as a sage rather than living as Jesus, which is also considered a sage which simply means very wise and god-like. Why? I don’t know for certain but it seems more achievable when studying the word sage versus being a philosopher of Jesus. Instead of studying how Jesus or God acts accordingly I now have a word, a definition to go off of. My brain works very different than others presumably. Where some people would read this and say, what, why, and as very limited others would simply just nod their head and go on with the day. I never put it to the test (being a sage, that is) but it makes me think of many other things even as I type.

For instance, trying to explain to the church that tithing was part of the law and it was spoken by Jesus’ mouth himself in scripture. And yet, the church in general says, yeaaaaahhhhhhh welllllll ya knooooooooo.. as if that one thing counts towards their salvation. Which it’s truly hard to digest that this was simply the law back then and that it doesn’t apply to those who don’t live under the law yet we give because we want to see prosperity.. well that is a blasphemy in many places. Yet, it is scripture.

So what gave the sheep power over the shepherds? Yet, we see this time and time again throughout the history of the Bible. Where sheep rise above their masters, or at least try to, and end up slaughtering themselves. And it isn’t even by their masters hand on Earth but by the Master in Heaven that leads them unto the slaughter. Whether that be actual death or just being enslaved. I’m here to tell you that this is what America has been doing for a very long time. You may argue it but look at Jesus’ words to the question how many times must we forgive a brother in a day. Do we really want to exhaust our forgiveness? Pretend that hyper grace is real? Want proof that hyper grace isn’t real? Take a deep look into China. If hyper grace was real then how could we grieve the Holy Spirit? How could we break the unpardonable sin if it was real? And really it should be called hysterical grace. The church has become like the media and has enslaved themselves to hysteria for the majority. They live in a blurred vision of the actuality of Christ and what is really going on in the spiritual realm. I doubt they have any sense to it.

Many times I have faced opposition from the church from speaking the scriptures of the Bible in concordance with what they were trying to say. The church can not strew scripture and pretend they will not be found out. How dare I go after a scripture and call it God or speak it without first adamantly searching the scriptures first? I get excited at times, I really do with the Word of God. But we have to know that teachers are going to be judged harsher so many should not teach. That simply means if we aren’t going to put the time into research and study into the Word of God and make sure every end is tidy before teaching, we probably shouldn’t.

In the southern USA they still believe that as soon as Jesus died on the cross people started to go to hell who didn’t even know about HIM but that is easily squashed if we read the book of ACTS. Hint: Sermon on Mars Hill. I’ve literally been told, “I am in seminary so I.. ”    Yeah that is cool bro but you should try reading the Holy Bible. And I gave him the answer and he sat there and said, “well, I don’t know but I’ll have to study it later.” My heart breaks over this simple false teaching because it destroys the potential of the kingdom of God. And if we are curious to know what happens when people teach false teachings and the men, or the would be men of the faith hear this? It keeps them away from the church. Why would one want to partake in a fantasy of what they want the scriptures to mean? Why would I? Why would you? Why would we want to attend a church that has a set belief system that isn’t biblical but it is only the best thing in town? Yes, not to forsake our fellowship together but when does something become a cult? When idolatry kicks in? Which brings me to my next point.

I am so sick of hearing that idolatry is more than worshiping another God. I hear it is playing video games, or drinking, or eating. No, let me say that the Bible has words for drinking. It says to not become drunk so then we could say drunkard but not idolatry because it isn’t the same thing. We could say eating is gluttony but not idolatry because that is totally something else. I almost wonder if these people have been deceived in defining idolatry as all these different things to soften the meaning so when the real idolatry comes they will say, well people commit idolatry all the time so we aren’t going to do anything about this either. That is a scary state of mind for the church.

To be clear the definition of idolatry is serving other gods. And to be clear God likens adultery against our spouses to idolatry against God. That is how deeply God feels about it as if we are cheating on Him with another. That is a personal and a deep level that shouldn’t be toyed with. That is God’s emotions towards us. Let that sink in if ya haven’t yet.

So why would anyone strew the true meaning of idolatry to get their way with others? That is simply it, isn’t it? To get their way? and not God’s?

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Christians Have the Freedom of Speech?!

As if Christians ever had the freedom of speech.

This comes to mind this morning out of the third chapter of James ~

8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

We should never abuse our freedom of speech to tread on other people and their suffering. It seems many of us have and continue to do so. What if a prophetic move of love from the HS was here but everyone is missing it so God uses our enemies to push love on to everyone? But instead, we’re declaring freedom of speech and missing the bigger picture of what is really going on? What then? What do you say to the mercy seat? How many years must we remain vicious against loving other people and side with the world instead of God?

Rant (Christianly) XD

I wonder how many people actually study their Bible.. I mean like.. pull out original text and read it and look at the definitions of words instead of believing every English term they come across. I wonder how many people are offended in the church when you point something out. I wonder how many people turn into a Pharisee at the simple definition of a Word and say, “things are the way they are because they are.” I wonder how many people actually care or have the brain to apply to moving the church into the right direction instead of following a custom set of rules that aren’t biblical. I wonder how many people actually care about the actual Bible. I wonder, if it comes down to it, who will run and who will stand their ground when it comes to defending the Word. I wonder how many people cast out family and church members over little things instead of embracing them and practicing what the HS is teaching us to do. I wonder how many people backstab each other in the church and it is nothing more than a family gathering to them because they have done it since they were children and don’t really know the truth of it all. I wonder how many mindlessly sing old songs and say they’re worshipping and praising a God they don’t even totally know. I wonder if people are just in it for the HS high that comes with it instead of knowledge of the trinity. I wonder how many people actually truly know God. I wonder a lot of things but this I do know. I wonder about Noah, having the last righteous family on Earth, how he went about his days drinking. I wonder about Solomon feeling alone with all his wisdom turning to alcohol for three years. I wonder about the sadness of Jeremiah. Then I look at my generation and realize nothing has changed. Nothing probably ever will. They have turned God into a hype game instead of being still and being quiet. They have turned life into promises of good things instead of learning to strive and that pain teaches us. The false prophecies are arising stronger and stronger and the itching ears are more than prevalent. Yet, the righteous rise their heads unto the Heavens knowing all these things will come, and when they do their time is nigh, so a smile through all the craziness arises on their faces. The others in pain and agony do not understand, yet here we are, smiling. It is funny how in the end we are happy no matter what isn’t it? Though the days may be long we know we win at the end and at last, we’re at rest and at peace. All this struggle to break out of a cocoon. The words of Paul, “we see through a glass darkly.” Have you ever looked at a 4k tv and realized the real world looks a bit bleak compared. I bet Heaven is more amazing than a 4k tv. Just think about the resolution of Heaven. The stars, the brilliance, the Almighty himself! Just think.. and meditate upon Him and feel the breeze of the wind upon your skin. For we are going one day righteous ones, we will be there, never forget our course. Our longing and our desire are to be with Him in eternity! Simply amazing.

War Effort: Pray in Tongues for 365 days

Pray in tongues for 365/24/7. Is it possible? Why not? I’ve been told many times in the morning I was speaking in tongues in my sleep. So I want to put Paul and his words to the test. Pray without ceasing. Obviously God doesn’t like it when we pray the same thing over and over and over again because He says this is in vain.

View Matthew 6:7

So, how does one pray without ceasing then? Has to be in tongues, groanings and moanings.

Okay, well let us see it is War Effort Day 3 and I would like to keep a journal on here of where I am at with my failures and positives. The reason I started this to begin with? Well, I don’t know. It kind of came to me. You see, I have been having memory issues as of late and couldn’t figure it out so I thought that perhaps spiritually I am unaligned with taking care of my spiritual state. Too much worldly stuff. Too much worry stuff. So, I remembered praying in tongues for 2-4 weeks straight.. been awhile so I can’t remember the exact amount of days and wow was it nice to be in such communion every single day. You might think this is crazy, good, it is crazy good and fun too.

Day 1: I had to get over myself. I’ve been here before so it was easier the second time. My body literally will feel exhausted at the thought of speaking in tongues at all times. “You can’t do this. It isn’t possible.”

My response to myself is a simple one. Get over it. We’re pressing forward.

On with my day 1 I failed numerous times to keep at it without ceasing. That is fine. It is day number 1. I am aligning my body again with the spiritual aspect of speaking in tongues. It most likely won’t be perfect considering the, ya know, constant war between flesh and spirit thing. Hmm.

Day 2: I totally forgot the first half of the day that I was doing this War Effort. That is alright though. Throughout the rest of my 2nd day I began muttering here and there in tongues trying to keep at it. Head held high, not in pride but in a fashion of I’m doing this and my flesh isn’t going to stop me. I’m glad it seems strenuous because that means I’m working something out.

“What are you praying for?” Oh, I don’t know just want to be simply close to God again. A conversation awoke in me.

Later on thoughts came flooding my head then a worship song burst from my mouth. This is only day 2 and what difference.

Day 3: Well, that is today. A bit quiet today but nonetheless let us pray how we know we should and let us pray in tongues for the things we don’t know about. It occurs in my memory that Kenneth Hagin (referred to as dad Hagin by his cultish followers … jk but seriously people get hung up a little too much on people) said that praying in tongues is like recharging your spirit. He also said to one lady before, “the tongues you pray in aren’t of God’s but of something else. Here let me teach you.” I often wondered what that looked like. Thanks for that doubt implanted in my mind that my tongues serve something other than my God alone. But there it is isn’t it? My God alone. The doubt seemingly vanishes and I go on with my tongues. How enjoyable.

Now as it is day 3 already I did want to keep up daily because there are things that I missed to write about that happened on day 2 that were marvelous and away from the norm.

A thought occurs, remember where you are going, a spiritual vision someone prophesied to me once. A smile warms on my face in memory.

Skydiving (Tandem)

Recently, I just went skydiving for the first time ever! It was amazing and I suggest everyone to at give it a try at least once in life. It cost me 225 USD where I am located and was worth every penny.

My journey on the plane to the time we jumped was incredibly insane. The ride took 20 minutes just to get to jump height.

It was a beautiful mid-summer day with a slight breeze of about 10 mph. My significant other and I sat in the hangar awaiting our turn to put the jump gear on. The energy in the place was filled with excitement and uncertainty as a lot of people were there to jump for the first time. In the back corner of the hangar was a couple of couches with a television set for people to watch their jump, err.. more like their screaming faces all the way down. It was funny to see and watch the reactions of those who had already partook in their skydiving journey.

My excitement increased after watching several people land on the ground from their jump as I impatiently waited. Finally, it was our turn. An instructor called us over and began to teach us the basics of what to expect and do.

“Who here has jumped before?” the instructor asked. “No one, okay, well great and welcome!” After he went through his spiel on the safety harness and what everything was for, he made a couple of funny comments that were life saving, but he made sure they would stick in our minds through comedy. The instructor looked at all of us and said, “Concerning our arms and how to hold them out just remember it isn’t superman,” whilst posing for all to see, “and it isn’t Jesus on the cross. It’s super Jesus! But…” the instructor continued, “…the main thing to remember is to keep your pelvis pushed forwards to maintain a center of gravity. Keep your hips thrust towards the ground. Legs back and arms out like super Jesus!”

Shortly after the speech, it was time for my significant other and and I to jump. We walked down towards the little tiny plane and our tandem instructors checked our gear once more to made sure everything was snug and fit properly. We boarded the plane and at 6’2″ that wasn’t exactly easy. Just like our gear we all fit snug within the cabin of the plane’s floor. I had the awesome door view which in due time would rattle for the next 20 minutes as we flew higher and higher into the air.

Once we were all in safe and snug, the pilot started to do his round onto the runway where we began to take off. To my surprise the door was kept open all the way down the runway until a little bit after takeoff. Note to the reader, I was sitting about an inch or two from the open door, It was kind of cool though! I Watched the tires spin down the runway until the plane had enough speed to lift off.

Once we were in the air we began making rounds in circles until we reached 10,000 feet.

39536100_1929852060407797_6924576987369439232_oIt seemed to last forever but when we reached height my instructor asked me to lean over away from the door. He unlatched the door and began to fist hammer it until it opened. It caught me by surprise at first, then I felt inclined to help, although by that time the door popped open and the wind began roaring inside the plane.

“Put your foot on the running board,” my instructor told me. “Okay…” I responded while slowly placing my foot out the door. The wind grabbed my leg and torqued it to the side really quick but I soon reached the step to stand upon. Getting my second foot out there was well, quite testy. “Let go of the door! Let go of the door!” my instructor was yelling in my ear. “My second foot..” is all I got out of my mouth when my instructor removed my hand from the door frame. “Just lay back.” he said as I felt him shift his weight out the door. I quietly said to myself just then and there, “What the hell am I doing?”

Then my instructor jumped! And after that.. well.. take a look.

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