The Real World

The whole world will be celebrating from now till December 25; perhaps even longer. Stores started displaying trees back in September. 
Isn’t it strange The GOD the world rejected when He came as The GOD MAN Baby more than 2000 years ago is now purportedly the reason for all these festivities? 

Sentimentality abounds this time of year. So do depression, anxiety, and the feeling of being alone in a crowded room, all the while we pretty well idolize snow and 
hot chocolate
evergreen trees
ornaments
candy canes
holly wreaths
egg nog
mistletoe
feasting and drinking — lots of parties
Christmas Movies 24/7 for 2 plus months and 
buying, buying, and more buying (for giving to people we love, of course) — oh and we dare not forget the red-suited fat man who has god-like powers.

What does any of this have to do with The GOD MAN who actually has The Power today to save a world of people from the eternal destruction they deserve because of their very own sins? 

And Merry Christmas. What do we mean when we say it? Do we mean anything at all — is it just a tradition?
Well, we have been saying it for a while now. A certain URL address says we have been saying Merry Christmas since the 1500s. I wonder what was said before then? If you’d like to check out the page — click HERE.

What do we mean when we say and do any of the traditions we have come to accept as CHRISTMAS?

I know, the likelihood of changing any of these traditions observed by the world is — well, it’s not happening.
Changing it I mean. 

So, why am I here writing about it? 
Not because I expect to change the world.
No. I just want to give a few dear people something to ponder.
To ponder how involved shall we stay in matters of earth that do nothing to advance The Real World — The Kingdom of our Father.

Perhaps from now until the end of the year, we will meditate on what we celebrate, what we hold sentimentally dear, asking ourselves does this bring The LIGHT of the WORLD to the people of my corner of the world? .jpeg1
It’s a hard question.
It may not be pleasant to answer. I am speaking from my present experience. 

Love, Kathie 

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Too Soft

Putting in a tablespoon of salt when the recipe reads a teaspoon is a MISTAKE.

Mistake is too soft a word to use when calling people to JESUS.

Pornography is sin.
Getting drunk is sin.
Sexual acts outside of Scripture are sin.
Illicit drug use is sin.
Unwholesome language of every kind is sin.
Immodesty is sin.
Unbelief is sin.
And the list goes on.

Do you see my point?

JESUS didn’t die because I put too little or too much salt in the biscuits.
NO.
He died because you and I have SINNED against HOLY GOD.

Repentance has gotten a bad wrap in today’s pulpits!
So has sin  — bad in that Pulpits are so soft on it —  i.e. calling it a MISTAKE or worse yet, not calling sin out at all. 

Repentance is a Sweet Spot and should be so preached!
Repentance is the threshold to forgiveness and deliverance from every damnable SIN that separates us from GOD and keeps us on our way to hell.

Stop calling what we do against GOD a mistake.

It is SIN.

Let me say it again, SIN separates us from GOD and REPENTANCE is absolutely necessary to be united with Him. 

Love, Kathie

4 Bible Verses about Sin Separates From GOD  source 

My only knowledge of the website linked above is the page linked herein, and not the other associated pages. 

I Went Shopping

Made in South Carolina.

That got me to look.

And look I did, all 25 pages. I found about 3 that I think I would be pleased to wear, considering colors and styles.

Some of you will surely understand when I say the world of clothing makes me sad.

Obviously, the goal is money but the hook that seems to work on too many is that we must look sultry, sexy, and skimpy.

Admittedly many (perhaps most even) of these dresses I saw would be considered fully clothed compared to others I see on Facebook, Programmed Streaming, and around town; but some of these I would not wear out of my house.
(In the house, for my beloved, oh yeah — but that’s another story that I’m not telling here.)
And that has nothing to do with my chronological age or the shape of my frame, it has EVERYTHING to do with – is FATHER GOD pleased. 
Would I be hono
ring Him or would the evil one be snickering that he conned me into believing his lie that how I dress is my choice?
Seriously, I think this way.
And I know some of you do too. 
But from what I see, not enough of us yet.

Are there guidelines in Scripture, true for all generations as to physical modesty? 
Absolutely there are! 
And I am willing to discuss those with any SERIOUS SEEKER who is pre-determined to please GOD. 

Modesty (even among professing Christians)  is all but lost in this world.
Genuine Modesty of body and SPIRIT.

Where are the women who do not flaunt much-uncovered (or skin-tight spandexed) endowments to any man in sight; either in person or digitally? 

I heard a sermon on porn recently. 
The preacher said
TV commercials are porn. I agree.
Some might be so bold to call it soft porn, certainly not the stuff of pedophiles and sex trafficators. 
I’m just being real here. Underwear is advertised, wearing only the advertised underwear. The key word there, y’all —UNDERWEAR. 
But alas what can we expect sinners to do, but sin — lack of modesty is part of it. 

So this evening I am not talking to females or males that know GOD and have embraced modesty in every sense of the WORD. 
No. I am addressing here or hoping to address Christians not yet aware of how important it is to be obedient to all of Scripture — including how we clothe these bodies in whom The Holy Spirit abides. 
As I said, I am willing to discuss this with SERIOUS SEEKERS who are pre-determined to please GOD. 

Again, what can we expect sinners to do but sin?
But we who profess with our mouths that we have been saved and washed in the Blood of JESUS; what did He not wash (clean) our closets too?!
Do we really think with the Price He paid that we have the right to dress any way we please? 
And if we are pleased to dress sultry, sexy, and skimpy, should not we check to see if we really are Christians? 
Repeating a prayer 10 years ago with no transformation since — is not proof of salvation. 
Do we really think we can go to the Anchor Stores, The Big Box Stores, or even the neighborhood General Store and buy anything on the rack and wear it just like the people walking in those stores that are lost without CHRIST? 

What are we thinking?!

Why am I preaching this?

Because I care.

And why do I care?

Why wouldn’t I? My Father does.

Love, Kathie 

Oceans

I am wondering this morning. It started as I glanced over some words reporting more evil parading as good as set forth by elected officials.

We can barely keep our heads above the ocean of evil to gasp for a breath of clean living.
What do we do?
Do we talk about it?
Do we complain?
Do we rage about it?

The LORD’s Prayer as it is so named; actually is a model for us, and gave me an avenue to explore.
In the prayer, The LORD YESHUA instructed us to pray, to ask The Father to DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

My point?

As we read, as we hear, as we daily see people-sanctioned evil paraded as good, I wonder what would happen if the people of GOD, seriously and consistently, unceasingly cried out to HIM, deliver us from this ocean of evil?

Deliver us from this evil!

What would that walk out like?
How would we do with that? 
What would we expect HIM to do with such cries?

I wonder.
How would He deliver us from evil?
Would He just right now come and get us?
Can I get an amen on that?

Would it mean that He would do such a work in us individually that we would cease to marvel at the evil and instead resist it?
How would we resist it?
Protest? March? Carry signs?
I think that would not work.

What if we carried THE GOSPEL of DELIVERANCE to the ENSLAVED?
How would we do that?
Perhaps Scripture can best answer that.  James 4:7-10

I wonder.

Are you wondering too now?

I hope so.

Love, Kathie