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Facebook is chocked full of words and pictures that bring out the ‘preacher’ in me.  And just yesterday or perhaps the day before is a case in point. Here’s the post making its rounds.

If you end up in a burning hell for all eternity, it won’t be because you have a tattoo, or because you have a nose ring, or because you drink beer or have an addiction/addictions, smoke cigarettes, or because you spent time in prison. It won’t be because you didn’t do enough good deeds. It won’t be because you didn’t belong to the right church. It won’t be because you belong to the wrong political party. It won’t be because of that dumb thing you did that you don’t want anybody to know about. It won’t be because of what anyone else did to you.
It will be because you refused to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior! HE already paid for all the stupid stuff you or I have done, and all the stupid stuff you are going to do, when HE died FOR YOU on the cross and rose again!
HE offers salvation as a FREE GIFT
because, let’s face it, if it was up to us to earn it, we would have no chance.
The gift of salvation is there for you to receive. The decision is totally up to you. The price for your sins has been paid, the way to heaven for you has been made.
—copied and pasted, hopefully you will too
I didn’t.
And I didn’t because it’s misleading at best and at worst hindering people from Heaven.
Yes. It talks about salvation as a Free Gift.
Folks, salvation is not FREE.
It will cost you dearly.
Yes. It says we cannot earn salvation and that is true.
But the fact that we cannot earn it does not mean it will not COST us.
What will it cost?
It costs us our love for our sins.

Moses:  Hebrews 11:25  King James Version  25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

“The price for your sins has been paid, the way to heaven for you has been made.”

I have to tell you, your sins are NOT paid for UNLESS you repent of them.
Just what does repenting mean?
It means changing your mind.
It means to say the same thing about your sins that GOD says about your sins.

What has GOD said about our sins?
That they have EARNED hell for us. Romans 6:23

So our sins are ONLY paid for IF we forsake them.
(Let me urge you to search The Gospels and The ACTS. There you will find John’s message, The Apostles’ message, and YESHUA HIMSELF preached TURN FROM YOUR SINS TO GOD. 
Seriously, check it out.  Here are some Verses to start, in both the Old and New Testaments. Link)

It means we Love and cherish JESUS more than we love and cherish our sins.

Moreover, I must say in order for us to cease to practice whatever sin it is, we will have to stop cherishing that sin.
It’s not pretty but this is the truth — we sin because we CHERISH sin. (cherish defined)
Let me say it again, We MUST say the same thing about our sins that GOD says about our sins.

IF we do not — well until we do there is no evidence to show that we actually have received the gift of deliverance, salvation, and a home in Heaven.

It stirs me (obviously) that I see out there in professing Christianity, the teaching that we can accept JESUS’ salvation and because our sins are paid for, we can sin all we want and still go to Heaven.

People, that is a LIE from HELL.
I think this copied and pasted from Facebook lends to that teaching.

So now you know why I did not copy and paste it to my Facebook page.

Love, Kathie 

An Open Letter

To my beloved family, friends, and readers who come to this page.

Why do I do some of the odd things I do?
Why am I quirkish about more than a couple of norms in this world?
Like coming up quickly what most call Easter.
I try to call it otherwise. It has taken some practice.

I prefer Resurrection Sunday.
I prefer Passover.
Why do I have no fondness or appreciation for easter eggs, hunts, and bunnies?
Chocolate — well, yes I like that a lot, but not bunnies, please.

Because – well because these are of NO benefit to the Kingdom of GOD and of no godly use to mankind, especially little boys and girls. Their lives are not enriched by baskets or eggs, hunts, or any such things. Children (people) need to be told the whole truth and nothing but the truth at all age-appropriate times.

The same with what has developed into Christmas. The Bible does not tell us to celebrate His Birth – we are told to celebrate His Resurrection and to look with hope and rejoicing for His Second Coming.

This is what our children must be taught or they are in grave danger of perishing forever.

Not that remembering and telling, again and again, the story of His birth is not important and needful – it is, but there is no holy reason for what goes on each year for three to four months.

What holidays do I like?

Although the stories we are told about the first Thanksgiving are just that, stories; even so, gathering to give thanks to GOD is excellent and should be a big day with family and friends, I think.
Feasting on good food, sharing funny stories, praying, laughing, and loving family and friends — oh yes let’s celebrate this big!

New Years
Yes! I enjoy it so much! It’s a time for prayer and hope for new beginnings, letting go of hurts, grudges, and failings, and moving on with JESUS to better living.
Oh, yes! I’m about that and the eating of wholesome, simple foods – that too!
Not for luck or any such pagan idea but for thanks to the Father for providing all our needs and even some of our wants in the coming year.

And some of the others . . . Except for Halloween!
What a damnable thing to celebrate – satan and his underworld of trickery, death, and destruction. How heinous can we get?
It has no place in me, no place in my life.

No place in Scripture have I seen a command from GOD for us to attempt to sanitize and redeem these pagan festivals.
On the contrary, Scripture contains plenty of celebrations, gatherings, and festivals for us to honor and enjoy; but those we as a people have ignored.
What a shame!

Yes, I am aware of the culture in which we live.

I am also mindful of this: We are indeed in this world but this world must NOT be in us!
Yet here in The West, I see the ways of the world in many people who profess that JESUS is their Savior.
These things ought not to be so!

So in a nutshell why am I odd, quirky, old-fashioned, straight-laced, and my favorite peculiar — just to name a few?

Well, my heart is just not into being anything but peculiar. 1 Peter 2:9

I hope you see it’s not a condescending stance.
It’s just me doing the best I know how to humble myself before GOD so He can transform me from a wretched sinner to a saint who can live with Him forever.

And in Light of all this, how could I be different?
I dare not for your sake and the Gospel, be different.

And why is it my constant plea that you daily read your Bible, chapter after chapter, book by book?
Because you cannot KNOW GOD without digesting The Word of GOD, The Bible, for yourself; and if you do not KNOW GOD you will surely perish.

So my beloveds, KNOW GOD so when I depart this earthly life, you may in time come to where I will be then.

KNOW GOD – it’s why I am here: to know GOD and to make Him known (to you).  Some Scripture Verses 

Are you 100% sure you KNOW HIM?
Not what people (or even I) have told you but what the Bible says?!

I think that’s it.
I think that’s what I wanted to say – so now you know I am not quirky and odd for any other reason than trying to please GOD before I please anyone else.
When I can please HIM and you at the same time, I am elated!  pleaseGOD

Love, Kathie
(and all those other names I am known as)

Lets Go Fishing

People everywhere are too busy with the mundane to give attention to The Supreme – The Creator GOD.

I see people so in love with this world and all that glitters that they are blind to the Beauty of YESHUA, JESUS The CHRIST.
So blind, so dazzled, that IF they see any Jesus at all, it is the false Jesus that has no firmness, no power to transform them from darkness to Light.

People everywhere, breathing, walking, but dead – dead in their sins.

And then there is this.
How can people who say they know and love The Messiah be so flippant and nonchalant about people acting out abominations day after day? Are they walking dead as well while professing they have been made alive?

How can I say that you may ask?
By this dear one.

How can a soul who has been delivered from sin, death, hell, and the grave be so uncommitted as to watch another person sin away their temporal opportunity to circumvent hell, while they say that’s their choice – They have the right to live however they choose – It’s none of my business?

Where’s the burden for the lost?
Where’s the love that is willing to sacrifice comfort to pull another human being from a burning building and CERTAIN death?

ALL who have been redeemed – that is saved from sin, death, hell, and the grave did not our Savior say we would be fishers of men (mankind)?887175_orig
Do not real fishermen take fishing seriously?
Do they not gather all their equipment, go to the lake, river, creek, or ocean, and cast a line?
Do they not wait patiently?
Do they not coax that fish with all they got?
Do they not yearn to catch a fish?

Get the picture?

I have to come to this conclusion people who do not care what other people do and how they live, desperately need to find out if they themselves have been caught by The Savior?

So I must ask whether there is any movement in your being that is telling you, you need to be delivered from your sins?

If there is I urge you to ask GOD for mercy, get a Bible, and start reading NOW the Gospel according to JOHN.  Here let me give you a LINK to get started.

And to all who are certain of your Redeemer and your redemption, will you not at every prompting of Holy Spirit, cast some Bread on the water?

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. (KJV) Ecclesiastes 11:1

11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth —
it will not return to me unfulfilled;
but it will accomplish what I intend,
and cause to succeed what I sent it to do.”  source 
(as always read the whole chapter)

One more thing. See this picture?
What do you see?
J and I are curious. fishing-for-men

Psalm 145:17-18

Love, Kathie 

A Misunderstanding

I shared this on my Facebook page earlier this morning and decided to bring it here too.


And here is my commentary on this verse.
Conversations and conduct I have heard and seen tells me people have not understood this Word. When YESHUA came, He the GODMAN didn’t come in His capacity the first time as JUDGE. He came as Redeemer, Messiah, Savior, and Friend of Sinners but not one of these Missions indicates He came to ignore telling us we are sinners separated from GOD and that we will not see GOD unless we turn from our sins to GOD. In simple terms: Turn or Burn.
That sounds like judgment to unlearned people – it’s not. It is a message of love, mercy, and grace.
Love says turn or burn.
Mercy says turn or Burn.
And it is The Grace of GOD that He even calls us to turn.
We were ALL (except YESHUA, JESUS) born condemned already. JESUS stepped into our condemned state to redeem us.
I welcome Him as my JUDGE. I invite Him. I want Him to judge everything – all my thoughts and all my deeds and to arrest every thought and every behavior that does not please Him.
And this my Friends is truly the love, mercy, and grace of GOD to ever give me such a GIFT as to desire this!!
How about you?

Love, Kathie

The PicCollage app was also used to construct the picture above.

But Wait . . .

I think you should read Exodus 12 today.  Not because I did but because of what it says.

Let me stir us up today.

GOD kills people.

When was the last time you heard that preached?

12 For that night, I will pass through the land of Egypt and kill all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both men and animals; and I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt; I am Adonai. source

But I am not a proponent of taking Scripture out of context which is why I am urging you to always read in context.

GOD kills people.
As I made that note in my journal, I thought the first thing people are going to say is that was the Old Testament.  Yes. It is. But wait.
Acts 5 is in the New Testament.  Check it out.

Back to Exodus.

Would you agree we need to know what would cause GOD to kill someone?
Scripture is where we can gather that knowledge.  Exodus 12 is an excellent place to start.
Albeit, we would need to read more than Exodus 12 to learn all the evil rebellions done by Pharoah and his people. How familiar are you with the story given to us in the Book of Exodus?
It is well worth your time to read it.

What else is in Exodus 12?

There is verse 13.

13 The blood will serve you as a sign marking the houses where you are; when I see the blood, I will pass over you — when I strike the land of Egypt, the death blow will not strike you.  source 

Please, please don’t miss this: when I see the blood, I will pass over you.

This is GOD talking!
When I see the blood, I will pass over you! 

When GOD looks at YOU does He see the BLOOD of JESUS applied to YOU as the blood of the Passover Lamb was applied to the doors of those houses in Egypt?

The Hebrews of Old applied that blood to the doorposts. See verse 7.
doorThey obeyed and applied the blood because GOD told them to.
They heard the words of Moses given to him from The Father and they obeyed what they heard.
Sound familiar?  Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of GOD? See Romans 12:17

So I must ask again – Is the BLOOD of JESUS The CHRIST applied to you?
When GOD moves in judgment will He pass over you?
seder-e1394248396864Look again at verse 12.
He was executing JUDGMENT when He killed all the firstborns not protected by the blood of the Passover Lamb.
Are you protected?

And if you read Acts 5, you will see not pagans being killed but church people.
There are sins unto death for church people.  See 1 John 5.

I began by saying I was going to stir us up?
Did I?

Love, Kathie