Friday, April 26, 2013

Angels are Listening

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
  call on Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way
  and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the Lord, 
  and He will have mercy on him.
  and to our God, for He will freely pardon.
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
  neither are your ways My ways," declares the Lord.
"As the heavens are higher than the earth,
  so are My ways higher your ways
  and My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:6-9

One of the many beautiful things about God is that, despite His incredibly awesome power, He is long-suffering. While we often strike back quickly and with great anger over little infractions, God graciously allows us time to repent. He has such mercy on us that He gave His only Son to reunite us to Him. How now can we ignore so great an offer -- to be at peace with Him by seeking a forgiveness we could not earn for sins we willfully chose while He lingers silently hopeful of our return? If you want to get heaven's attention, try  sincere repentance. Angels are listening.
Angels are Listening

Friday, April 12, 2013

Is God Guilty of Duplicity?

On the surface most Christians would quickly answer this question with a resounding, “No!” However, these same Christians will turn around and insist that God can tell them one thing while telling you another.

This, in fact, is the real reason some do not take up the case of abortion. They insist it is a “calling”, but deny its worth by laying the obligation completely on those who labor. So, on the one hand they demand it be considered a missionary field while denying it the consideration most missionary fields get.

So, the question becomes: Is it a missionary field or not? Is it like sharing the gospel with the lost of another nation or within ones’ own? Well, if it is, the church has wronged those who work by marginalizing them. Missionaries are supported by the church – both spiritually and financially, yet, most prolifers are not.

The bigger issue, though, is whether or not the slaughter of innocents is just a missionary field, because even “godly” men will argue vehemently it’s not their problem. They believe God may call someone to work in the abortion missionary field, but since they are not called or convicted, the issue is not even one they need concern themselves with. So, let’s see if that argument really has merit.

“They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. They
shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters,
who they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood. -- ” Psa 106-37-38

“Do this so that innocent blood will not be shed in your land
. . . so that you will not be guilty of bloodshed.” – Deu 19:10

“ . . . and from each man, too, I will demand an accounting
for the life of his fellowman.” – Gen 9:5

Okay. So, the entire nation is destroyed by allowing innocent blood to be shed, ignoring it makes us guilty, and He will demand we explain ourselves. Hmmm . . . doesn’t sound like an issue for the few to me, folks. Let me share one more with you:

“. . . since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will
pursue you.” – Ezekiel 35:6

Alrighty then, here we are on the brink of disaster and still the “godly” are using any and every excuse to sideline the importance of the issue. I’ve been called it all and accused of it all -- mostly because I took God at His word and dared to insist it be recognized for the authority it is. But you know what? When I corner those same accusers, their only real excuse is that God is guilty of duplicity where the children are concerned! He calls some of us to tackle this nation-ending sin, but excuses everyone else. Never mind what the Scripture says. That only applies to the called in that area!!!

Allow me to share with you a few more applicable Scriptures:

Then the Lord said to me, "Do not pray for the well-being of
this people. Although they fast, I will not listen to their cry;
though they offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will
not accept them. Instead, I will destroy them with the
sword, famine, and plague."

But I said, "Ah, Sovereign Lord, the prophets keeps telling
them, 'You will not see the sword or suffer famine. Indeed, I
will give you lasting peace in this place.'"

Then the Lord said to me, "The prophets are prophesying
lies in My name. I have not sent them or appointed them or
spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions,
divinations, idolatries, and the delusions of their own minds."
-- Jer 14:11-14

"Those same prophets will perish by sword and famine.
And the people they are prophesying to will be thrown out
into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and
sword." -- Jer 14:16

Unlike man, God is abundantly clear. These people were also guilty of shedding innocent blood and ignoring the fact that it was being shed. It wasn’t their only sin, but it was one of the ones He was angry about. Here God tells us exactly how He intended to deal with them. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be in that boat.

Man clouds the issue with every excuse imaginable. One of my all-time favorites is that the bearer of the bad news is themselves unacceptable. But I ask you, how is that relevant? I mean, really? If God says it, why do you look at the one He sent to point it out? Are you not agreeing to be blind?

God isn’t guilty of duplicity. Man is. Man doesn’t want to deal with the issue. So, man undercuts those that do. Because if this issue were to ever be given the attention it deserves, man would be forced to deal with it. And we can’t have that, now can we?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

God is Inescapable

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the 
thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's
sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we
must give account. --  Hebrews 4:12-13

Many quote the first of this passage, choosing to ignore the later, but the two go together. The first details the far-reaching ability of the word of God, which convicts us of our sins. The second points out the folly of ignoring that conviction, because we cannot hide from God. It's like trying to commit a burglary with the police in full view. God is spelling it out for us clearly. He is saying, "I see you. I know your sins. I will demand you explain yourself."

Man sins thinking no one will know. He lies, steals, cheats -- it's an endless list. He tells himself no one will know, but God always does. Even if one manages to go through life committing one horrid act after another without being caught by the authorities on earth, after death one still comes face to face with the Holiness of God. We are  lying, cheating, stealing in full view of Him. It is all logged in His book. Not one "little" sin goes unnoticed, let alone the great ones of shedding innocent blood, denying His existence, perverting His word -- again, it's a long list.

Often those who kill their children at abortuaries think God will neither see nor care. They fail to connect the dots: 

  1. God created these children. (Gen 1:27-28)
  2. He calls them a "blessing". (Psa 127:3)
  3. He hates the shedding of innocent blood. (Pro 6:16-17)
  4. He hears their cries. (Gen 4:10)
  5. He considers the silent and inactive just as guilty as those who kill. (Exo 23:7, Deu 19:10)
  6. It desecrates entire nations. (Psa 106-37-38)
  7. Those who ignore it will be punished. (Eze 35:6)
  8. He will demand an accounting for their murders. (Gen 9:5)

It's all in the Scriptures. He laid it out plainly. Then He cautions us in Hebrews to consider them wisely our actions, because He is watching. He is listening. It is being recorded and we will be called to account.

How do you plan to justify killing helpless little children? Have you thought about it? You should, because the day will come. What will you say to Him? "I did not want Your blessing?" or "He/She was an inconvenience?" I hope you do not plan to use the "it wasn't really a child" excuse, because science has already proven that to be a gigantic lie. The "it wasn't really alive" excuse doesn't work, either, because the life is in the blood and no dead thing grows. It has to be one or the other. Further there are many scriptures that point to His having plans for children before they were even conceived, much less in the womb (Jud 13:3, 5; Jer 1:5; Luk 1:13-15 -- to name a few).

So, I caution you, consider well the word of God. Repent from your sins and turn to Him. He is merciful, but He did send His only Son to the cross so that we could ignore our sins; but rather, that we might turn from them.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

God is Powerful

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made,
  their starry host by the breath of His mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
  He put the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
  let all the people of the world revere Him.
For He spoke, and it came to be;
  He commanded, and it stood firm.
The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
  He thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
  the purposes of His heart through all generations.  Psalms 33:6-11

Monday, April 8, 2013

God is Merciful

"Even now," declares the Lord, "return to Me with all your heart,
  with fasting and weeping and mourning."

Rend your heart and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate,
   slow to anger and abounding in love,
   and He relents from sending calamity.  Joel 2:12-13 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

God is in Charge

To whom, then, will you compare God? 
What image will you compare Him to?
As for an idol, a craftsman casts it, 
   and a goldsmith overlays it with gold
   and fashions silver chains for it.
A man too poor to present such an offering
   selects wood will will not rot.
He look for a skilled craftsman to set up
   an idol that will not topple.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? 
Has it not been told to you from the beginning?
Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
  and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
  and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
He brings princes to naught and
  reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
No sooner are they planted,
  no sooner are they sown,
  no sooner do they take root in the ground,
  than He blows on them and they wither,
  and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.    Isaiah 40:18-24

Friday, April 5, 2013

God is Eternal

Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness continues through all generations;
   You established the earth, and it endures.
Your laws endure to this day, for ALL THINGS serve You. Psa 119:89-91

Man is a flight of fancy. His life is fleeting, but God endures forever. Wisdom requires that we seek God if for no other reason than because He is eternal while we are not. When man says, "There is no God", he ignores the evidence and deludes himself. Even the tiny cell screams intelligent design.

What foolishness brings man to ignore the truth? Pride. We want to make the rules, not follow them. Yet, man cannot -- without using what God has already made -- create even a single grain of sand. In fact, man cannot create period without using what God has already made.

I used to love to watch Star Trek, but one of the things that always annoyed me was the way they liked to portray God. To them He was this big, blowhard who liked to manipulate and abuse the less intelligent hoards. The shows were carefully crafted to provide the crew with a way to get around Him or away from Him, but imagination does not compare with reality. Their portrayal of "god" was not honest or realistic, because true supremacy means just that -- one that can't be surpassed.

Another area where man willfully deludes himself is evolution. The idea that man evolved from nothing isn't scientific in nature; but rather, a pristine example of the acceptance of the repetitive assertions of those lauded by men as making a falsehood into a truth. There's no scientific basis for the theory. It is simply the accepted opinion of some in high positions forced upon those who know no better.

In evolution's early days those promoting it would occasionally admit that their sole reason for doing so was a  desire to escape the confines of God. Simply put: they wanted to sin and not be called to account for it. Moral living was cramping their "style". Yet, Darwin went the way of man while God remains.

Another thing that has always amazed me is the idea that railing against an undefeatable foe of such eternal proportions was noble or even remotely wise. I mean, if supreme, wouldn't capitulation be wisdom itself? Seems folly to me to fight against One who can end one eternally and infinitely wiser to seek Him out with respect instead.

Fortunately for man God is not the abusive blowhard some credit Him as being. He honors the true seeker by revealing Himself and His great love. He didn't create us to be separated from us or to exploit us. No, Genesis tells how man separated himself from God by choice. Man wanted to be equal to God -- wait a minute -- isn't that the problem we have today? Sure it is. And, today, just like in Adam's day, God is not to be toyed with. He remains both Supreme and Eternal -- best we get in line with that thinking.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


This blog has been established to allow me to post as led by the Holy Spirit. I've been posting on Facebook, but that has too many controls. So, we'll see how this works.

"Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion." Isa 30:18