For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:10 KJB
I’m going to remain calm in this post and ask the Lord to give me the words to say, because without Him, I can’t do anything.
Okay. I’m still seeing “followers” trying to make a buck off my blog. I guess it’s bound to happen. They’re all over the place, and maybe– just maybe– God will use me to reach one or more for Christ. I believe there’s a reason for everything, because God doesn’t make mistakes.
However, if I see a black letter follower, that to me is questionable, so I may remove it. Real WordPress blogs are linked in blue. I know WordPress uses tags, pingbacks and trackbacks, and I allow them here, but for the glory of God, because I don’t know if He will send someone my way who is seeking Him.Still, I don’t care how you find your way here, links are under scrutiny if they appear iffy. You can’t trust everything you see anymore.I’ll just say this. If you exploit my blog for gain, you will be held accountableto the One I stand beforeand represent.
Some people are just tired of life, and they use this blogging site to vent. I understand that. God knows I’ve been there many times myself. So I’m going to let things be until there’s a good reason to wield my Sword. Then I intend to defend my territory here without apology.
An attractive young woman messaged me on Facebook today, trying to get me to join her occupation of mining and selling bitcoin. I kindly told her that I work for the Lord, and money means very little to me. She insisted on telling me that God wants us to live comfortably, and that He owns the cattle on a thousand hills. I told her that she was wrong (about the living comfortably part), and that if we follow the Lord, we will suffer loss and endure persecution.She tried again, attempting to meet me halfway by saying things like “God is the all in all,” and, “He is good,” generic things like that. I suppose she thought she would appease my zeal for truth by talking like a Christian. I am not saying she isn’t saved, God knows if she is, but from what I gather she no doubt is a follower of the health, wealth and prosperity gospel. Joel Osteen is probably her pastor, for all I know. We stopped the conversation, and I don’t expect to hear back from her. But since she’s on my Facebook, I’m going to continue to be a witness for Christ, and she can go on selling her false god of bitcoinwithout my help.
Don’t get me wrong, I am all for the Lord blessing me and providing all my needs. I pray for it all the time. However, there are many other needs than filling your wallet. There’s the salvation of souls, which God blesses if we are faithful to His cause of preaching the Gospel. There are loved ones who have health needs, because God has the power to heal, IF it is in His will. In other words, we need to pray for and serve OTHERS, BEFORE ourselves. We want the blessings of God in a vast array of means, but we cannot treat Him like Santa Claus or a genie in a bottle. If we do that, He will not hear our prayers at all.
I’m weary of hearing those nutty televangelists say that God will make you rich, or your health will be completely restored if you “plant a seed.” These greedy charlatans exploit your grief and pain in the Name of Jesus and try to get you to fall for their lies of health, wealth, no persecutions, etc. Joel Osteen needs to fall on his face and get genuinely saved! This man has a HUGE following! He has a tremendous opportunity to preach the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, BUT, if he does that, he will likely lose all he has in this temporal world. I tell you, I wouldn’t want to be in Osteen’s shoes when he faces God in eternity.By the way, it’s because of these wolves in sheep’s clothing that the church is in such a mess! God help us!!
I don’t mind talking to people. In fact, I do better on the internet, where my God-given writing talent can be used and strengthened. Lord knows, maybe He will open more doors for me to serve Him and give the Gospel to people. But money is not the way to be saved. Jesus said for us not to love money, nor serve the god of mammon.You cannot do both and expect God to bless you. That’s from the Bible.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24 KJB
I’ve always known that I was never cut out for popularity. I have always been an introvert, and still am, even though God’s Holy Spirit compels me to break free from my idleness and go out and tell others about the Lord Jesus Christ. If my words have any value or depth or power at all, it is not me who is their author, but Him.
It is not that I am good, but God is Goodness personified.
It is not me who speaks the Word of Life, but God is His Word working through me.
It is not that I write for effect, or popularity, or fame, but that God wants to manifest His power in me to others, hence my zeal for the Gospel.
God gives each of His own a certain measure of faith, a talent, a calling, and a goal. I strive to use mine for His Glory.
I want to share these powerful articles with you because it’s good for you to know about this subject. Why? Because, my friend, if you don’t believe that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried and rose again (the Gospel as in 1 Corinthians 15:3 & 4) then you most assuredly WILL go to Hell for eternity. I push it because you WILL NOT WANT TO BE THERE when you finally fall down into Hell’s flames. You will BEG for a drop of water on your tongue, but you will get NONE. You will cry and scream and wail and gnash your teeth and beg God to take it all away and get you out, but He will not hear you. Why? Because out of all the chances God gave you while you were alive to REPENT (change your mind) and BELIEVE ON JESUS, YOU SAID NO, NO, NO! This is a WARNING to all Christ-rejecters— If you reject the Lord Jesus Christ, HE WILL REJECT YOU!
Today is the day we celebrate the origins of this great country. Our founding fathers who wrote the Declaration of Independence, and those who fought for this country, bled and died, are held in high esteem. Godly men like Francis Scott Key, who wrote the hymn and famous patriotic song, our National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” knew it was truly God Almighty Who has preserved us a nation. May He be praised and exalted now and forever.
I could go on about how America has declined since her founding days, and that is simply because she no longer lives and breathes by the Word of God. Sadly, the Bible and prayer, which our children were taught in schools consistently up until the 1960’s, were removed from the lives of children forever in the year 1963. I was born in 1965, so by the time I entered kindergarten in 1970, the Bible was already gone from schools for seven years. In consequence, I never saw a Bible nor prayed in school. I never knew anything about it until I became an adult. What a sad, tragic thing.
This, I strongly believe, is the very reason our once great country, formerly a land of opportunity, freedom and faith in Almighty God, has fallen away till she has reached the level of degradation she is in now. She has literally bitten the Hand that feeds her, and now, since the power and finality of the Word of God has violently been cast away, anything goes– any sin, vice and perversion possible to the depraved human mind, has become normal and acceptable.
God is a Gentleman. He will in no wise force His will on anyone. He gives each one of us free will to choose between right and wrong, good and evil. We, as a nation, have chosen evil (which is called good) in America. That is why we get what we deserve as a nation, and as individuals.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9 KJB)
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20 KJB)
May God Almighty preserve those who are faithful to Him and His Word, and take the opportunity to preach the Gospel to all we encounter. Time is short before America is destroyed. What once was greatness is now an offscouring of a once mighty, blessed nation.
It is not too late, however. As long as God continues to give you breath, you have another chance to repent (change your mind about your sin). You yourself can make the difference in your life, and in others’ lives. All you must do is recognize that you are a filthy sinner in the eyes of God. Simply believe that Jesus Christ died for YOU on the cross, and took upon Himself all your sins, so you wouldn’t have to go to Hell, a place where mankind was never meant to be. See my salvation page.
The Bible says only the children of God (believers in Christ) will be raptured out of this world before the Great Tribulation. If you are not born again, you will be left behind to endure all the torments and catastrophes of the wrath of God being poured out. Do you really want to go through the Time of Jacob’s Trouble? The Rapture can happen at any time. Will you be ready?