Remember Lot’s Wife

I and likely thousand upon thousands were admonished by the sermon to Remember Lot’s Wife.

It was a good and valid sermon as far as it went. I am mindful now as I think of it it is like a surgeon with a scalpel – a cutting tool. Do we not know unless the surgeon cuts deep enough and wide enough diseased tissue will not be eradicated, and it will be left to  invade and infect connecting healthy tissue?

32Remember Lot’s wife.

You can find the verse at Luke 17:32.

It’s written in red — JESUS spoke it with His GODMAN lips when He walked on this earth. 
To whom did He say it?
We would have to read the chapter to answer that.  I am providing you a LINK for immediate reading. And I hope you will read it. Verse one will answer the question. 

1 Now He said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to one through whom they come!  source

To whom is He still saying it? 
Isn’t it safe to say He is still speaking to us, His Disciples of today?

Remember Lot’s wife
What did Lot’s wife do? I hope you will read Genesis 19 for the answer. 

It’s been said she got stuck. I get that but let’s cut deeper.
Why did she get stuck?
Was it her house in the city? Was it her new king-size comforter? Was it her prominent lifestyle?  Was it friends? Was it her lovely garden? A new chariot and that beautiful stallion in the stall?  
We cannot say for certain and perhaps that is good because now it’s open for us to identify with her, learn from her sin and not sin in that way ourselves. 
So just why did she die with the same sulfur that killed the people in Sodom?

Allow me to give you an answer to ponder.word of GOD

Because she disobeyed GOD!
Getting stuck my Friends in whatever state it may be (bitterness, unforgiveness, addictions, resentments, etc.) is a consequence of SIN.
Disobedience. 
Why are we so afraid to use the words sin and disobedience in Christiandom today? 
Why do we use softer words like stuck?  Why do we not wield the Word of GOD like a skilled surgeon uses a scalpel?  
People do not need band-aids. They need transformation — to become a new creation. (see 2 Corinthians 5:17)

Remember Lot’s Wife.
Lot’s wife died Y’all. She died because she refused to obey GOD.

How many things in our lives do we love more than we love obeying GOD?
Remember Lot’s Wife. Luke 17:32. 

Love, Kathie 

Just One Family . . .

I started this at Facebook but abandoned that, and came here. 

I’ve heard there’s a new Disney movie – just in time for October 31. I’ve heard some christians can hardly wait to see it.
If I could influence just one family to listen to me, I’d be thrilled.
Just one family to repent of all entertainment crafted to introduce little ones to the works of darkness – the satanic underworld.
How sad it is to me that professing brothers and sisters in CHRIST pay little to no attention to Scripture when choosing movies, music, games, books, etc.
Do people not know, do they not care that we are commanded by the GOD we say we love to abstain from all appearance of evil? (see 1 Thessalonians 5:22)
And that satan appears as an angel of light to the undiscerning. Get it? The personification of Darkness pretends he is light. (see 2 Corinthians 11:14)
Who is the Light of the World? (see John 8:12)
So if we love the Light of the World why do we go to the theater or stream movies into our homes that glorify darkness?

I know. I know. Some say it’s just for fun.
I’m glad Moses didn’t think that way and I’m glad now for every brother and sister who doesn’t either. (see Hebrews 11:24-26)

Please hear me. 
Now and in times to come is no time to be a pretender
And why would anyone want to be?

Why not sell out to JESUS? He gives Eternal Life!
No one else does. 

For more information about the heretofore mentioned movie, click HERE.

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Love, Kathie 

Pulpits

Today I saw these words: “Renew Your Mind & Believe What God Says About You”.

At first, blush that sounds like something, we can embrace and run with, right? 
I mean some have, obviously – the writing of books and speaking circuits. But is it Biblically proper? 

Have you noticed how ME centered is today’s American gospel?
It’s steps and formulas to try to get GOD to do what we want Him to do for US.
To do this or that so He will bless me, enrich me, promote me, get me to the next level and yes, give me money.
If we read Matthew 4, we would see Satan offering such things. 

JESUS came to deliver us stiff-necked, stubborn, hard-hearted sinners from SIN and HELL. 
That very gift should be enough to rid us of our propensity to seek the things of this world — and when it isn’t, we would do well to examine ourselves to see if we actually are in the faith.

Is GOD opposed to His people having riches? I don’t think so — look at Abraham. 
But He is very opposed to riches having US.
I will leave that right there and depend on Holy Spirit to speak further. 

Pulpit after pulpit serve-up stories, jokes, and out-of-context Scripture to pump up the parishioners so they will feel better about themselves, to see how wonderful, and important they are, how GOD just needs them so much  — like GOD is just about to fall off His throne in agony just waiting for them to talk to Him. 
Today’s pulpit version of JESUS is so sissified, it makes me ill!

Why are pulpits not reading the Bible?
Have you noticed how some Pulpits read the few verses they do read? 

Like they can’t wait to get through the reading and get on with more important words. 

These buildings we call churches – should be bathed and saturated with Scripture reading and prayer –  aloud. 
I mean I’d love to see 24-hour vigils of Scripture reading in sanctuaries all over this Land until repentance comes. 

Know this: the cure for this ME-centered American gospel is Scripture and prayer. 
When people are (and the phrase I am about to use is not flippant or irreverent, I’m just trying to communicate), when people are head over heels in love with JESUS because they are reading His Word and praying about what they are reading, their inferiority complexes and idols will fade away.

Am I harsh? 
Define harsh. 
Keeping my mouth shut, and letting people go on their way to a dead eternity without warning them is harsh, and not just harsh but unloving, uncaring, and flat-out evil. 

Yes, soft, humorous, fun, entertaining posts feel good going on the page — maybe next time.

Permanent

This brings us to prayer; for ourselves and our families.
It is natural; it does not go against the natural flow of breathing to concentrate on temporary things – things of this earth that will not, do not last.

Things that are necessary to live here but even so are temporary.
And so we are instructed with this verse to
FIX.
We are instructed to Fix our eyes, our focus, attention, affection, direction, on The Eternal.

This does not naturally occur – it takes an earnest, dedicated decision and FEW make that decision.

So if you have fixed your eyes on The Eternal, it is imperative and it is love to pray for your family and friends that are still focused on the temporary to turn from the temporal to GOD permanently.