Two Mountains

The following are just some notes I made subsequent to a sermon I heard on Sunday.
Is it okay to share them here with you?

Good.

In the shadow of Mt. Sinai is where sinners live. 

It is where GOD gave the law. His perfect law; the law that says we MUST keep it perfectly.
At Mt. Sinai GOD Is angry.
Don’t miss that.
He is Righteously furious with sinners but HE does not fly off the handle with His anger.
Instead, He points us to Calvary.
And there at Calvary, we can see what our sins did and what repentance will do – forgive us and transform us.

For sinners to be transformed into Saints we MUST preach both Mountains: Siani AND Calvary.
Without Siani, no one will ever Honestly turn to Calvary.
GOD knew that, and that is why HE gave us BOTH. 

We cannot, we must not disregard either.
If we disregard either one of them people will be eternally damned to the devil’s hell. 

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Trace His Steps that night and day,  all the way to Calvary.

After saying this, he was taken up before their eyes; and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 As they were staring into the sky after him, suddenly they saw two men dressed in white standing next to them. 11 The men said, “You Galileans! Why are you standing, staring into space? This Yeshua, who has been taken away from you into heaven, will come back to you in just the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”  Acts 1    source

Love, Kathie

Used to be Sins

Since I could not, not write it, I might as well publish it.

Jesus didn’t come because we are just messed up.

He didn’t come because we make mistakes.

He did not have to be born into the limitations of time and the human body because we make mistakes – uh oh I bought a red sweater when the memo said to get a blue one. That’s a mistake!

He came because we are sinners, not just messed up people who make mistakes. And when we do turn from our sins TO HIM we are then transformed from sinner to Saint and we spend the rest of our time on this earth learning to live Saintly.

No more excuses oh I’m just a sinner, GOD understands I can’t help it.

That’s a lie from hell!

If we are born again, Holy Spirit lives within us.

HE RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD!

Are we going to say He in us can’t stop this continual practice of the same old sin over and over and over again?

Are we going to say He can’t deliver us from this perpetual state described as messed up?

Because if we are we better check and see if we actually KNOW The GOD of The BIBLE.

We better make sure we are not preaching on behalf of and serving the god of this world.

It is no honor to GOD when we continue to confess year after year that we are messed up. No!

Preach that without repentance and conversion people are hell-deserving sinners and everyone that dies without turning from sin to GOD will burn in hell. No exceptions.

BUT UPON CONVERSION, when we are indwelt by Holy Spirit we learn to practice less and less sin.

We become victorious over sin day after day.

Anything less fails to give GOD the glory He deserves.

Here’s the truth, some sins I don’t struggle with – they are not even on my radar anymore. Holy Spirit has delivered me from them. I don’t practice them. Am I saying I am victorious over every sin?

No!!!

But I am making progress in my walk with HIM.

I won’t fully make it here (sinless) but that is no excuse to just give up and give in to temptations.

No. No. No.

Pray.

If you cannot say you are making progress and there are ‘used to be sins’ that you just don’t practice anymore, then I am begging you to check to see if you really have a Damascus Road experience with JESUS. Find out if you are truly indwelt by Holy Spirit. See Acts 9. Isaiah 30:15

Ask GOD to let you know if you really have turned from your sins to HIM and read your Bible and continue to pray until He answers you from the pages of your Bible.

Love and good night, Kathie

Biscuits

I think I am not here with anything substantial to say; I just wanted to say hello — it’s been a few days.

It’s late Saturday morning. 
Earlier this morning, we were privileged to host one of our sons-in-law (love) for breakfast – he was passing through town and took the time to stop to say hello.  And for sure I was not about to pass up an opportunity to feed him!
To have him seated at the table for biscuits and conversation gave me a smile that is still lasting. 

Please be encouraged to love on your families today.
May I also encourage you to be as hospitable to your family as you would be to a friend?  

Hospitality

May you know the joy of fellowship today.

34 After that, he brought them up to his house and set food in front of them; and he and his entire household celebrated their having come to trust in God.  source

Love, Kathie 

It’s Late and

I am wondering.
How can we preach to this generation?
How do we tell this generation to turn from sin to GOD?
Do you know that was John’s message? It was JESUS’ message. It was the Disciples’ message. It was Paul’s message. 

Scripture passages

Is it our message? 
Does this generation even know what is sin?
Can the average person define sin?  Does sin in their minds have any relevance to them? 

Then there is conviction.  Is there?
Do people experience conviction these days? 

And if people do not know what is sin and they do not experience conviction, how will they turn from sin to GOD?

Does this ever keep you awake at night? 

Love, Kathie