The Walking Dead

I think I was in a room once as The Walking Dead was airing on a TV screen.
I saw something — it has stayed with me. .jpeg 1 b

Hollywood.
The things they come up with!
The Walking Dead.
I think Hollywood knows not that the walking dead is just what the world’s people are – walking, breathing in earth’s air, and yet dead.

Dead to living freed from sin and guilt.
Dead to knowing GOD.
Dead to connecting, affirming prayer.
Dead to living with Holy Spirit Guidance, Comfort, Strength, Encouragement, Correction, Help, COMPANY – all these heavenly things.
What’s worse some people walking around comatose are people who say they know GOD. Moreover, some of these say they love GOD, but viewing their style of living, we see no consistent yielding to Holy Spirit Guidance, Comfort, Strength, Encouragement, Correction, Help, and FELLOWSHIP.

Do you ever want to say: WAKE UP, PEOPLE?
Oh! I do!  To say:

Come to LIFE.
Come to Truth.
Come to JESUS.
Examine yourselves with Scripture.
Are you alive?
Or are you dead in your sins?
Are you walking dead or have you been made ALIVE?
Have you been freed from sin and been made acceptable by and to GOD HIMSELF?

10 For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Savior] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous—being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation.      source 

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New to me People

It’s a quiet, cloudy day here in LA.
Football commentary is streaming from the other room and JT is waiting for the real game to come on 🙂 so I thought I’d say hello.
At this moment I don’t feel talkative — hard to believe, I know.  And it could change. 🙂

This week has slipped right by with much praying, some reading, and some video watching. 
I’ve even found some new-to-me people to watch this week as well as some long-standing favorites.
Presently we have abundant sources from which to gather information. I endeavor to spend more time listening to Biblical messages than other forms of information available at my fingertips.  I wonder how much time we have left to make these voluminous watching/listening decisions. 

Unpopular as it may be, with Scripture in view and world events popping, I and others are urging this: let us get our houses in order. 

Scripture has heretofore not been so easily understood as It is today. 
The unfolding of events foretold in Revelation is no longer a mystery. 
It’s here. The means and ways are here in place — we are waiting. 
And because we are waiting, some are sounding alarms. I am grateful for that. 
I confess for me, it is hard to watch the apathy.
It’s hard to watch what speaks of seared consciences. 

And as I sit with keyboard, viewing trees and beauty from my library window all looks right with the world; but I know nothing is right with the world.
And the wrong with the world is advancing rapidly. 

But it’s not all bad news. Really it’s not. 

But what of unrepentant sinners? 
And this is why we pray. And this is why we warn.

It’s not. 
Ask the Apostle Paul.  Click HERE.
You see ALL who have been born from above came to that rebirth on their own Damascus Road with JESUS. 
I urge you to lean in with GOD and allow your mind to revisit your Damascus Road.
See if you really are IN THE FAITH.

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The Cure

It is hard to be hated. 
GOD knows this. So, He gave us a remedy. It’s not a sweet pill to swallow. But when we do, we are healed. 

Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.  source

I am thinking of President Trump as I key into this screen.
I think it is likely he is the most hated man in America.
The most reviled upon and likely the most maligned.
It is not for me to know how he handles this in the secret of his heart. But I see on the outside he keeps going. He doesn’t give up. I appreciate that. He needs our prayers. My soul is tendered for him. 
But the real clincher is this: does my soul bleed for those who hate him? That is what GOD expects of me. 

Refusing to allow our own souls to decay from the hate of others is hard. Without prayer and surrender to Scripture, we too will fester and ruin.
Hatred is like leprosy. It consumes the host and spreads to others on contact. BUT!
Mercy is a powerful antidote.
Mercy looks beyond the hate offered to the hurt of why. Perhaps you have heard, hurt people, hurt people. I believe it’s true. Our world is filled with hurt people who are hurting other people. 
There is a CURE. 
His name is JESUS. 
Admittedly, the Rx HE writes cannot be taken alone. 
The natural man’s stomach just can’t handle it. BUT!
The HOLY SPIRIT within enables us, so the medicine goes down sweetly. And the more we take of it, the better we get! 

So, if you have been hurt or you are hurting, I hope you will seek JESUS, I hope you will ask HIM for His personal Rx just for you, please take it as HE prescribes and you will be healed. 

Be encouraged!

Satan Believes GOD

Have you considered that Satan believes GOD? (James 2:19)
Satan heard GOD say to him that The Savior was coming and from that point, he began to incite people to kill people in hopes he would kill the Messiah before the Messiah could crush his head. (Genesis 3:15)
Cain killed Abel. It was a start. (Genesis 4:8)

Pharaoh set out to kill all the Hebrew baby boys. He missed Moses. Not only did he miss killing Moses but Moses grew up in Pharaoh’s palace.
There are other incidents of human slaughter and even child sacrifice – you can read it for yourself in Scripture if you dare. GOD tells it like it is. He does not hold back the truth. You might look up the word Molech at Biblegateway dot com.

Later, Herod sent his henchmen to kill the Hebrew baby boys 2 years of age and under according to the time of the Star. (Mathew 2:16) Satan missed again. THE MESSIAH LIVED (except for a brief 3 days in the Paradise side of Sheol) and CONTINUES TO LIVE TODAY. (Revelation 22:12)

But Satan still has people killing people; particularly Babies. Satan hates people. He especially hates Babies. And people are so much like Satan when people kill Babies, either in or out of the Womb; either calling it Healthcare or sex trafficking, or child abuse.

Satan hates people and we are so like him when we hate and kill each other.

Satan believes GOD yet he has convinced man since the Garden to believe him instead of GOD and we have been killing each other ever since. Obviously, our favorite people to destroy is Babies and children.
Look around.
Read.
And you might see. Unless you have chosen not to see.

And just so we do not finish without hope.
There is forgiveness. A clean slate. All sins blotted out and YOU, forgiven.
There is LIFE BRAND NEW for YOU.
And YOU can have it. If you want it.

12 Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you. 13 Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,’ says the Lord . . . source (See Jeremiah 29)

Today

11 God is a righteous judge,
And a God who is indignant every day.

And we often think He pays no mind; that He overlooks the rampant, unending evil done one against another every day.  

12 If a man does not repent, God will sharpen His sword;
He has strung and bent His [mighty] bow and made it ready.
13 He has also prepared [other] deadly weapons for Himself;
He makes His arrows fiery shafts [aimed at the unrepentant].

This is not the GOD we like to present these days. We present a GOD that is grandfatherly; one that closes His eyes and says oh that’s okay, no repentance is necessary, everyone is welcome.  
Everyone is welcome, welcome to repent and live. 

14 Behold, the [wicked and irreverent] man is pregnant with sin,
And he conceives mischief and gives birth to lies.

Commentary will be limited here – look around. See. 

15 He has dug a pit and hollowed it out,
And has fallen into the [very] pit which he made [as a trap].
16 His mischief will return on his own head,
And his violence will come down on the top of his head [like loose dirt].

This is inevitable for those who do not repent. It’s not what GOD wants but unbending, unrepentant, obstinate mankind leaves Him no choice but to allow sin to complete its work. 

17 I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness and justice,
And I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.   source

But the saved. We have every reason to give thanks and rejoice, even while we pray for others. We rejoice not at their destination or destiny but we are certainly grateful for our own in JESUS THE CHRIST.