when you see what’s going down look up!

“But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28
Ever obey this one?, it will put some joy where there was none before.Most of us are looking around at the world, but looking up? If you believe what Jesus said, and you look up, get that expectation in place with some truth. Then this will start some joy. The icky problems of earth will start to fade and you will know purity is coming. It may be why he said it. To make you happy and to get past all the stuff happening here. Concentrating on the what the world is doing will bring some coldness. “because iniquity will abound the love of many will wax cold.” Where you looking, up or down? Someone told me when I see what’s going down to look up. To expect. He is coming for those looking for him.

Good advice.
http://biblehub.com/luke/21-28.htm

Christian Rick Roll

christian rick roll

Rickrolling is an Internet meme[1] involving the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up”. The meme is a bait and switch; a person provides a hyperlink which is seemingly relevant to the topic at hand, but actually leads to Astley’s video. The link can be masked or obfuscated in some manner so that the user cannot determine the true destination of the link without clicking. People led to the music video are said to have been rickrolled. Rickrolling has extended beyond web links to playing the video or song disruptively in other situations, including public places, such as a live appearance of Astley himself in the 2008 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.[1] The meme helped to revive Astley’s career.[2]

Direct those you wish to christian rick roll to:

https://video-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xpa1/v/t42.1790-2/1123565_10201645059350545_45288_n.mp4?oh=03cff41d4bb5070bdebdcf29aaaa3c56&oe=556090B0

christian rick roll

christian rick roll

Does Jesus rapture the Christians before the tribulation or at the end of the tribulation? Post trib vs pre trib a convincing argument.

1. If Jesus does not rapture the church before the tribulation then some point to the end of the tribulation as the only return. This occurs at the end of the 7 year tribulation period. However he spoke of a day that no man, nor angel or even himself would know exactly. However the end of the tribulation could be figured to the exact day by two means by anyone living in the time of the tribulation. So the end of the tribulation is a day that many men, angels and Christ himself will be able to easily calculate based on two events that occur during the tribulation.

2. If Jesus return at the end of the tribulation is his only return then at that time he would take with him all the Christians on the earth. So when you think of it happening in that way every christian will be taken off of the earth at that time to be with Jesus and receive a new body then come back down to reign with Christ.  From that point they would not be able to have children since they have new bodies. This means there will be no Christians to repopulate the earth during the thousand-year reign of Christ.

When did you find out….

Hey
when
did
you
find
out
that
you
were
already
perfect?

“For by one sacrifice

HE has

perfected
(past tense)
forever
those who are being made holy.” Hebrews 10:14
Which when Gods works is believed leads to REST in the now.
“Those that believe have ENTERED in to the rest.” Heb 4:3
So the perfection process is over. Your not waiting to become perfect, God has all ready done that by one sacrifice.
It’s God who is now working on the holiness by the faith he gave you, which is at work within you. It is good to know the perfection process is done. All your striving adds nothing that has not all ready been done. How could it?
Believing Jesus is your perfection leads to rest when believed. It leads to believing you have been made right with God by someone elses efforts and not your own. This leads to Joy which leads to works that are alive and not dead. It leads to following the living spirit instead of a dead law book.
Jesus is the end of the law to those that believe” Rom. 10:4.
When NOT believed it leads to a lot of bad religion, dead laws, striving and dead works. It leads to burnout and weakness since the joy of the lord is your strength. “The strength of sin is in the law.” 1 Corinthians 15:56
With no law sin is powerless. Jesus is the end of the law to those THAT BELIEVE” Rom. 10:4.
“For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.”
Galatians 5:4

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest.”
[I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] Matthew 11:28 (AMP)

FOR THOSE WHO FEEL OLD, stop it! God promises something better, God promises for old age

REPOSTING FOR THOSE WHO FEEL OLD

1. GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU WHEN YOU ARE OLD
Even to your old age I will be the same, And even to your graying years I will bear you! I have done it, and I will carry you; And I will bear you and I will deliver you. Isaiah 46:4

Even when you’re old, I’ll take care of you. Even when your hair turns gray, I’ll support you. I made you and will continue to care for you. I’ll support you and save you. Isaiah 46:4 GOD’S WORD® Translation

http://biblehub.com/isaiah/46-4.htm

2. THIS PROMISE IS FOR YOU SINCE EVERY PROMISE IN THE BIBLE IS “YES” IN CHRIST.

“All the promises are yea and amen in Christ”
2 Corinthians 1:20

For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, to the glory of God by us.

2 Corinthians 1:20 Webster’s Bible Translation

By faith this provision is yours.
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3. YOU SHOULD BE POWERFUL AND LIVELY WHEN YOU ARE OLD,

As the days of thy youth, so also shall thy old age be. Deuteronomy 33:25

Your people will be powerful
for as long as they live. Deuteronomy 33:25

God has promised you strength and power specifically in your old age. You should not be not sick, weak, and tired. God has done his part now he needs you to do your part. If you believe this promise then it is yours. If your body tells you different and you believe that instead of what God promised you then you get what your body is telling you. Whatever you give glory to will win. Glory=weight. God provides for our needs based on the weight we give to his words. “acquiring to his riches sin glory through christ”.
Faith before you feel or see the changes is needed for change to occur. What you believe now is what you will see of feel later. Faith in what you presently see or feel means you will keep seeing it or feeling it. You won’t be acting like your father if you act like that. You’re made in his image and likeness, like a kitten is in the image and likeness of a cat. He want’s you to imitate him. He calls those things that do not currently exist as though they currently exist. He is the head and not the tail, above and not beneath. Current reality, or physical laws does not stop his faith from creating something new. When God gave the world to Adam and Eve he gave them the command “subdue it”. He expected them to change their current undeveloped reality into a controlled and developed one with their words and faith as well as with their hands.
God promises that those that meditate in his word (meditate=chew the cud) that they would stay green. What are you meditating on? Are your leaves green? It depends on what you give the weight of truth to. What you think about with “weight” (glory=weight in the greek)
“And its leaf doth not wither” Psalm 1:3
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THE PROMISES ONLY OPEN DOORS TO PROVISION IF YOU BELIVE. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE THE PROMISES (God’s kingdom) INSTEAD OF CURRENT REALITY.
If your current circumstances and physical conditions are more believable than what you has been purchased and promised in Christ then you will stay in those circumstances and in that condition. However if you “like dear children imitate God your father” and call those things which are currently not (based on what christ purchased and promised) as though they all ready exist, then your faith will change your current conditions to kingdom of God conditions. If there is no faith put into your benefits promised and paid for in Christ you will stay as you are and your conditions will not change.

“Let it be done for you according to your faith!” Matt 9:25
“Just as you have believed, let it be done to you.” Matt 9:25

Changing reality Impossible? Not if you use your faith.
“Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matt 17:20

GODS PROVISION FOR YOUR OLD AGE (or any need) HAS ALL READY BEEN PURCHASED AND PROMISED TO YOU.
GOD HAS DONE EVERY THING NECESSARY AND HAS ALL READY ACTED.
YOU ARE NOT WAITING ON GOD TO ACT. THERE IS NOTHING MORE HE COULD POSSIBLY DO THAT HE HAS NOT FINISHED IN CHRIST’S SACRIFICE AND HIS WRITTEN WORD. THE ONLY THING MISSING IS OUR FAITH.
ONLY YOUR ACTION OF FAITH IN HIS PROMISE FOR THE NEED IS NEEDED TO MAKE IT REAL HERE ON EARTH. It has all ready been bought and paid for through Christ and God has all ready said “yes” if your in Christ. all that is needed now is your “yes”. The Calvary has all ready arrived, and left after he got the job done. He paid the bill and left it all stored up in promises for you.

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
THAT BY THESE (Promises mixed with your faith)
ye might be partakers of the divine (Gods provision) 2 Peter 1:4

(but it did not profit those that heard the word without mixing it with faith. Hebrews 4:2)

Whatever door you open in heaven is open on earth. MATT 16:19
Gods words are the storage and the keys to the “pantry”. Everything you could need has been stored up for you with nothing missing. It is not hidden from you it is hidden FOR you.

King James Bible
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. Prov 25:2

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is the glory of God that hides the word, and the glory of the King that seeks for the word. Prov 25:2

Your faith in believing what does not currently exist will change reality to the reality God says is real for you. God has said “yes” to your request. “ask for whatsoever you will” “believe and don’t doubt” “will be done for him” “no good thing will he withhold”
Reality will change if you keep your faith in what God says is now true for you. (after all evidence to the contrary, despite physical laws)
If you believe Gods specific promises before you see it (acting like your father) then reality eventually changes. If you let go of your faith based on the facts, or for whatever reason then nothing changes. Believing the impossible makes the impossible possible. Believing in impossibility makes the possibility impossible. Believing current reality stops Gods promised reality from becoming real for you.

Will Christians Go Through the Tribulation? Is there a rapture?

Here is how to settle this with certainty. Everyone agrees Jesus returns at the end of the 7 year tribulation. The bible makes it clear that Jesus returns at the end of the 7 year tribulation.

The end of the tribulation occurs after 7 years from the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and the antichrist according to the book of Daniel. Daniel 9:27

Anyone alive during the tribulation will be able to count down the days to know the EXACT DAY Jesus sets his feet down on the mount at olives at the end to the tribulation because it occurs exactly 7 years from the beginning of the tribulation. This is marked by Israel signing a peach treaty with the anti-christ. 

SO Many men will know the EXACT DAY of the return of Christ at the end of the seven years. So this return of Christ can not be a day that know man know the day or hour. 

When the disciples asked when Jesus would return for them Jesus
said “no man know the day or the hour” that day occurs.

SO JESUS COULD NOT BE TALKING ABOUT THE TIME WHEN HE APPEARS AT THE END OF THE SEVEN YEAR TRIBULATION when he said “no man knows the day or the hour!” This means the return for Jesus disciples and Jesus second coming at the end of the tribulation must be separate days. Many will know the exact day of his return to the earth at the last day of the tribulation, but no man will know the day Jesus comes for his disciples. The only way to explain this is that they are two separate days. 
Only a rapture fits, that is where he meets us in the air and does not step on the earth to set up his kingdom.

There must be a rapture. Does it occur before the tribulation starts? 

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also shall keep you from the trial that is going to come over the entire inhabited world, to test the inhabitants of The Earth.”  rev 3:10

NET Bible
Because you have kept my admonition to endure steadfastly, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth. rev 3:10

New Living Translation
“Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world. Rev 3:10

Prophecy indicates America suddenly declines in the last days

Prophecy indicates america suddenly declines in the last days. There are several things that could bring america down, however I am hoping the rapture takes out more americans than anyone ever thought and that is what causes the decline instead of some tragedy. I have seen that God is far more merciful than I once thought.

He may just save people that asked him into their heart despite how well they kept God’s laws. He might base it on pure grace and not on works at all. He might enforce this bible verse literally.
“if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in your heart that God raised his from the dead, you will be saved.” He might count every secret prayer, every bible camp decision.

He might judge them on faith and not judge them.

As in “He that believes in me will NEVER enter into judgement but has all ready passed from death to life.”

The prevailing idea in the church seems to be that we accept Jesus, confess him, and then God will take us up in the rapture if we are “worthy” based on how well we are living, that is to say how well we have kept Gods laws.

What if he bases purely on what Jesus performance and did not judge on the basis of our personal performance of law keeping. If this happens far more people will be raptured than most churches believe. What if christians un faithfulness does not cancel Gods faithfulness. What if God really is not a respecter of persons and treats the christian church the same way he treats the Jewish people. What if he remains faithful even if christians are not. It would mean he would harvest more of America than we could imagine. It may explain the quick decline.

“True, some of them were unfaithful; but just because they were unfaithful, does that mean God will be unfaithful?” Rom 3:3

http://biblehub.com/romans/3-3.htm

There is a wealth of provision locked up for us in God’s promises and faith in them lets us receive them.

When we put faith in what God says it becomes real for us personally. All God’s promises belong to christians, they work for us when we put faith in them. Without that faith we can not receive them, because

“without faith it is impossible to receive anything from God. ” Heb 11:16

It is like going to a store where everything is free.

“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:20 2 Corinthians 1:20 ”
There is a wealth of provision locked up for us in God’s promises and faith in them lets us receive them.

What we unlock is ours, we allow or disallow God’s provision by our faith. God has unlocked them all on his side, but needs our “amen” for them to become real for us.

“I will give you the keys to the kingdom from heaven. Whatever you prohibit on earth will have been prohibited in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will have been permitted in heaven.”

As I have gotten older these promises have become a comfortable place to rest my head.

With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.” Psalm 91:16 King James Version (KJV)

“Your bars are iron and bronze, and as your days, so is your strength.” Deuteronomy 33:25

“I will give you the keys to the kingdom from heaven. Whatever you prohibit on earth will have been prohibited in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will have been permitted in heaven.”

Faith that we will see our loved ones again is stronger than our grief if we give it the weight of truth.

This evening I was very sorry to hear of the passing of “Mikey” or Mike Avery my wife’s brother, only sibling and my friend. I was looking forward to spending more time with you. Now, It seems I will have to wait a longer to spend time with you again than I thought I would have to. I am still in shock. My children are grieving. A few weeks ago I believe the lord wanted me to discuss the subject of death with my children. I had no idea why. I reluctantly agreed, trusting on the lord to help me know what to say. This is what was said. If I was to tell them I was going away to another city and that they soon would come to visit me, would they be sad? They all said no. I said they would not be sad because they trusted me when I told them they would soon be with me and that they would all make the same trip. Then I said, what if you didn’t believe me? What if you thought I was going to a new city but you yourself would never make that trip and never see me again? What if you really believed that I was lying and that you would never see me again? Would you be sad? They all said “yes.” I said the difference between being sad or not being sad would only be your “trust”. If you trusted me and my words you would not be sad. If you believed you would see me soon and we would be together again in a little while there would be no reason to be sad. I then said. “if we trust what God says and his words about him taking us and our loved ones to heaven (believe in the lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved and thy house) , then if any one you love dies we can believe we will one day see them again because we all will make the same trip.” We trust God and so we have a different reality than what our senses tell us. We can feel differently because we realize our separation is really only temporary. Our strong trust in what God says and who he is let’s us rest. (he that believes enters into the rest)

However if we do not believe what God says then there is no trust there to block the sadness. We are living in a different reality than God because we do not believe what he says and instead believe what we see or feel. We then experience the worlds reality and not the reality of heaven. It is our trust that protects us and makes us realize it is just temporary and our loved one are not really lost forever.
I then went over some bible verses about God tells us to “sorrow not as the others who have no hope” and that Jesus “bore our sorrow “and carried our griefs”. That meant we did not have to carry it ourselves.

Sadness and grief can be debilitating and uncomfortable. In one verse God is called the God of all comfort. He does not want us to be uncomfortable and so he came as Jesus to carry our sorrows and griefs for us.

Fighting the grief that is trying to take over our hearts means using spiritual weapons. Our trust in that is something spiritual. Faith is spiritual, and so is grief.
Faith that we will see our loved ones again is stronger than our grief if we give it the weight of truth. It pushes out the worlds reality of grief and lets us live in heavens reality of peace. We decide. Our belief that Jesus carried our grief and sorrows allows us to link up with that reality, the reality that God wants us to live in. The reality of heaven. That faith in Gods words and his character allows us to share Gods reality, or be a part of Gods kingdom. There is no grief in heaven and we can live there now depending on what we believe. The choice is ours, but it will be a fight. We will have to take “every thought captive”, because grief will keep trying to get back in our hearts.
They went to bed after our chat and I was wondering why God had been so persistent that I have this talk with them about death. ( I really didn’t want to have that talk) The next day their best friends aunt died. They had all known her. I heard one of my boys telling their friend the same thing I had told them the night before. Thier friend came to me later and told me what I had said about going to another city really helped them.
Now tonight we went through all of it again but it was our family this time. There were many tears.
They seem to be a lot better now though. Our family would like to thank you in advance for you thoughts and prayers. God has provided all of us what we need to win when we face death even if it is our own. Jesus beat death for us and our loved ones. Our faith makes that victory ours. Our faith is greater than grief. “love is stronger than death” “God is love” “God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit” Romans 5:5

“Brothers and sisters, we don’t want you to be ignorant about those who have died. We don’t want you to grieve like other people who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and came back to life. We also believe that, through Jesus, God will bring back those who have died. They will come back with Jesus.”

Focusing on evil is the way to deep freeze love

“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold” – Matt 24:12
Yes, evil is here, however God says:
“Therefore, my brethren, those things that are true, those that are honorable, those that are righteous,
those things that are pure, those things that are precious,
those things that are praiseworthy,
deeds of glory and of praise, meditate (think over and over deeply) on these things.” Phil 4:8
-Aramaic Bible in Plain English

focusing on evil is a deep freeze for love. Instead God says to think about these things.

focusing on evil is a deep freeze for love. Instead God says to think about these things.

Has anyone found Christianity a “easy yoke” or another added burden? This is where the “easy” comes in.

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Has anyone found Christianity
an “easy yoke” or another added burden?

The difference between what Christ and religion is clear by Matthew 11:28-30:
Organized Religion does not give light burdens and generally issues their own set of laws to keep in exchange for God’s acceptance.
It’s Righteousness by faith in Christ’s performance that takes away the weight the law puts on man kind. Keeping God’s laws is useless for justification.
“by works of the law shall no flesh be justified”
Laboring to keep laws that can never justify us anyway is a burden.

Trusting in Christ’s past performance removes our record of imperfect law keeping.
Trusting in his spirit makes our present behavior right.
“The letter of the law killeth, the spirit of the law gives life.”

This is where the “easy” comes in.
Self effort is useless, it’s trusting Christ that empowers us in the present.
Switching from self effort to trusting Christ’s power to perform in us right this moment when we need him. This constant trust removes the burden keeping the law through self effort and empowers us with Christ’s power.
You cannot keep the law without his help anyway. God requires us to walk with him, and to depend on him.
“without me you can do nothing” – Jesus

“the just shall walk by faith”

“What does the lord require…..and walk humbly with his God” Micah 6:8

Without his help you can’t do anything but with his help (brought to you through faith) you can do anything!

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Matthew 11:28-30:

There is space for two in Christ’s yoke. Keeping the law is something you can never do solo.

How many cigarettes would Jesus have to smoke before he got cancer?

How many cigarettes would Jesus have to smoke before he got cancer?

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I believe this is for someone out there today.

How about Peter the Apostle, or Paul the apostle? Most people answer that Jesus could not smoke enough cigarettes to get cancer. With peter some might consider a number however if his shadow fell on people they would be healed. The reason sickness would not work on Jesus is because of his righteousness that makes the curse of the law illegal in his body.

His righteousness is our righteousness but its power is related to the weight of faith we put on it. (with the heart a man believes unto righteousness, “by works of the law shall no flesh be justified” and a “righteousness apart from works”) ) (most people think its your deeds, but its your faith, not your deeds) The reason Peter would be immune would be the same. His righteousness would not allow the curse of the law to work in his body. He had faith in Jesus and put pressure or weight on Jesus (the embodiment of God’s word). The weight Peter put on Jesus is the weight of faith. This faith would shield peter from the natural elements of the world. Jesus is above natural laws as he demonstrated time and time again. When we put weight or pressure through faith in Jesus and on Gods word (Jesus) we receive God’s supply that comes from Jesus. When I was curious about the verse that said “riches in glory” the holy spirit who is our teacher told me to look up “glory” in my greek to english dictionary. The word glory translates into “weight”. God has provided us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him (2 Peter 1:3) This knowledge comes through God’s word and our experiences with God. (Psalm 119:99 for instance) The supply we receive as christians is directly proportional to the weight we put on what christ did for us and belief in God’s word. He paid for every healing, every sin, and every prayer answer through Christ. It is the weight we put on Christ through faith that opens the supply that God has stored up for us in his promises.
Gods supply = the weight we put on Christ’s sacrifice for us and God’s word. We open doors on earth and close them, this opens doors in heaven or closes them and the words of God we believe or do not believe are the keys that lock or open those doors. (faith is being certain of what we do not see, not being wishy washy)

Don’t let your eyes or ears or what you feel or see change your faith. Jesus did not judge by the seeing of his eyes or the hearing of his ears. Isaiah 11:3
Imitate God your father Eph 5:1
who calls those things which are not as though they already were. Rom 4:17
You say things exist that do not exist as though they all really did exist just like your father does. (even though they do not currently exist) You’re in his image and in charge of the earth. Gen 1:26 If you were in the image of a cat and a cat was your father you would chase mice, but you’re in the image of God and God is your father so you should imitate him and not consider yourself as someone who has no say in what happens in reality. We should not act as a being with no legal authority over reality but as those who have been given authority over all of reality in the earth. Gen 1:26 Your faith has authority over created things. “he shall have whatever he says” mark 11:23 God makes things with his mouth. Words and belief and so do you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And my God shall satisfy all (ALL MEANS ALL) your needs (WHAT YOU LACK) according to (ACCORDING TO IS THE SAME AS = TO) his riches in the glory (WEIGHT) of Yeshua The Messiah, Philippians 4:19
You choose how much weight or glory to give Jesus.
You open the doors or close the doors to his provision by your faith.
Matt 16:19 Faith works through love. gal 5:6
Love believes all things 1 cor 13.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word. romans 10:17
Blessed are you that hear. Matt 13:16

Don’t have confidence that he will someday, have confidence that he already did it the second you asked. “When you pray believe that YOU HAVE received it.” Jesus said that.

someone commented and ask that I pray that God would answer her prayer, this is my reply.

Don’t have confidence that he will someday, have confidence that he already did it the second you asked.
“When you pray believe that YOU HAVE received it.” Jesus said that.
It is a lot different believing you have it the second you ask than believing that it will happen later. When you order something on amazon do you believe it’s a “done deal” when you click that last button? You believe you bought it that very second of the click. After all Amazon is pretty reliable. IS God as reliable. With amazon do you think wow I hope they send it, I hope that will happen. No you consider it done at that last click. Same with God but even more so. Amazon does not need your faith to get you what you ordered, just your cash and your address. God however needs your concrete confidence. The second your confidence dies so does your provision from God. If you believe your eyes and ears about the matter your calling things that do not exist as though they do not exist. God calls things that do not exist as though they already do exist. Reality obeys his faith, he does not form his faith on the basis of what currently exists.
Jesus did not judge by the seeing of his eyes, or the hearing of his ears but he judged a righteous judgement.
Whatever he saw the father doing he did. Whatever his father said he said.
Jesus has bought us the right to be over reality instead of underneath it. “the head and not the tail” “above and not beneath”

As the authority on the earth you saying that it has occurred and not changing your mind (via the knowledge of good and evil) is the seed that blooms into it happening someday. When you said it already happened then you are “imitating God your father” “who calls those things that are not ( does not currently exist) as though they were (as though it currently exists) God has the kingdom of heaven and he gave you the kingdom of the earth. The way God rules his kingdom is he uses words and says what reality it despite it not being the way he says as he says it. He wants you to do the same here. Jesus said if you had faith and did not doubt (doubt= back and forth, going from good then to evil) (because eve ate the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil) If you did not doubt you could tell a mountain to get up and go into the sea and immediately it would obey you. OBEY WHO? did it say it would obey God? No it would obey you. This is because you are in the image of God. You are the authority here. If you were in the image of a cat I would one day expect you to chase mice and see in the dark well. However you are in the image of God so you should be doing what God does. Your identity here is carefully hidden and there are powerful forces operating in the spirit world to make sure you never find out what kind of creature you are. Remember when Jesus called Satan the “god of this world”? Did God set satan up and delegate Satan as the authority of the planet? No he set up Adam. So that seat of authority originally belonged to Adam. Then Adam obeyed Satan and that put Satan over Adam. “do ye not know the one you yield yourself to obey will become your master”. So the title “god of this world” was originally the title given to Adam. Since believing unto righteousness means you are free from sin, you can get your title back as Adams heir and now Christs heir. YOU are supposed to be the authority ruling the earth and through Christ’s righteousness you can get that authority back.

researching the meaning of the words that refer to women brought up interesting results.

When I researched the greek and hebrew word definitions in the concordance I found that the bible reveals women as equal to men, like two parts to one being. when the woman is referred to as a “helpmeet” for adam in genesis the word there means Someone who provides help in just the right way. A complementary helper, perfect for the need. The same word is used by king David to describe God in many verses. This theme is continued in the greek word definitions for women. While it is clear in the bible that Men are the head of the household it is also clear that God sees them as equal. This is clarified by the verse that says in christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, Male nor female. God is no respecter of persons. It also shows that in heaven there is no marriage. When I compare how the world and some of the church world sees women compared to my study of the greek word definitions it is clear that the world thinks of women in a way that is opposed to the definition the bible uses.  I can not personally understand the demeaning of women in religions, and societies, it makes no sense and in my view simply evil.

Someone on my blog was asking what I thought about gay marriage.

Someone on my blog was asking what I thought about gay marriage. I told them why would you care what I think. It doesn’t matter what I think cause I am never going to be your judge. You should try to learn what God thinks, He has preferences and they are different from mine.  The bible says you will find him if you seek him. He promises you have no need of man to teach you because his spirit will teach you all things. If you believe in God then you must believe he will be your judge. Frankly I really am not interested in anything going on in your private life,  my Job is to love you, respect you,  and leave the judging up to the judge. God says judge not lest thou be judged. I do not want to judge you. I do want to point you Christ, and he will work with you if you allow him to. 

What does it matter what your classmate thinks about your test answers if the teacher does the grading.

My favorite color is red. It’s a preference.
Is Gods favorite color red?
What is your favorite color?
If you painted my house all purple on the inside it would offend me. If you did that to the artist formerly known as Prince he might like that. 

God allows us to have different preferences. God has preferences, things he likes. Some things are offensive to God and his preferences. He is the engineer of all this. He is the final Judge.

Everything is Going to pass through the fire to test what it is made of.
That fire is God. (our God is a consuming fire)
That fire is love. (God is love)

Whatever comes out of the fire is profit. Remember all the religious and good things talked about in 1st corinthians 13 that do not profit because of a lack of love? There is a judgement day coming, and love is the judge. 

If God does or doesn’t like your lifestyle then talk to God about it, please leave me out of it. If your not willing to ask God for an answer should you then be asking me?

If your not interested in what God thinks about the matter, why are your interested in what I might think? If I am treating you bad, that would be different, but if I treat you with respect what problem do you have with me? Do you need my approval of your choices. If so you have a pretty big problem. Look into getting God’s approval not mine. That’s worth your time. 

A lot of time people are asking you your views on it so the can approve or disapprove of your views. I wont be there when you meet God. It’s not my concern. Don’t get mad at me if your mad at God for his preferences or happy with God for them. Direct your approval or disproval of God’s personal preferences to God. My approval of you one way or another doesn’t really mean much in the long haul. If it turns out your mad at God for whatever reason and you take it out on me then your just as bad as any bigot or bully. Gay people want to be respected and tolerated. I want the same. Don’t get mad at me for what the bible says or does not say. Take it up with him. I will treat you with respect no matter what. Jesus did that, he treated everyone with respect and the religious leaders were offended by it. If Jesus treated everyone, even the worst sinners with respect and dignity and I say I follow Christ, then shouldn’t I do the same?

New Living Translation
But when the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with such scum?” Matthew 9:11

Luke 739 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.”

It’s really none of my business to judge anyones life choices in most all cases. Stealing, murder, stuff like that is something we should deal with as a society. If your in a church body then they should have standards they go by.

Your dating life is something I really do not think society as a whole should be messing with. 
What is law about it is up to voting booths and appointed judges. God’s the final Judge, so be concerned with that. 

That’s my view of it. My job is to take care of my choices and treat everyone with respect. It’s Gods job to sort everyone out and I really have enough to deal all ready with my own life with out judging what goes on in your bedroom. I really don’t want to judge everyone I meet, its exhausting and can only get me in trouble. All the gay bashing and such is really not Christian activity. It’s wrong. How did Jesus treat people everyone thought were terrible sinners? What is a Christ-ian to do?

Love believes the best about others. That’s a place of rest for me. It’s my place to be in this world, not in the place of judging everyone.  I don’t want to know really about your private life.

I don’t want to be put in the middle of something thats really between you and God.