God’s Eyesight

What do you see in the above picture? I took this screenshot of downtown Manhattan, New York, the city where I was born. What’s interesting is all the tiny homes and streets seen in this terrain view, which of course look big to us, but imagine what God sees, from way up in the Third Heaven…

To God, we appear smaller than microscopic plankton. Yet here’s where I want to shout: He sees EVERY SOUL ALIVE on Earth, all 7 plus billion of us, in every house, on every street, in every city, town, country, and continent in the world, and all at one time!

His eyes miss nothing. He sees you plain as day, even in the darkest night. He even sees your intentions. He hears your thoughts. He hears your heart beating and your lungs breathing. He observes and watches you constantly, whether you know it or not.

God knows even where you will be tomorrow, or next week, or even if you’ll die in 30 years, or in the next hour.

Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Hebrews 4:13 KJB

You want to know something even more amazing? The Lord Jesus Christ, Who is God in the flesh, the God-Man, sent His Holy Spirit to live inside each of us, when we are born again.

Think of it: The same God Who lives up in the Third Heaven, Who encompasses every molecule of space and time, Who fills the void with His excellent Presence, Who named the stars and galaxies and universes… can fit inside the heart of a 5 year old child, or a great-grandmother 90 years of age...

Why? How? When? Who? Where? God knows it all. And get this: God knew it all, FROM BEFORE TIME BEGAN.

Now that’s the All-Powerful, All-Knowing, All-Seeing God I worship and serve.

For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. Job 34:21

As the Internet grows more powerful, we grow more powerless…

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Daniel 12:4 KJB

I had a startling thought. Things from years ago weren’t anything like they are today. I was born in the mid 1960’s when there was no internet, no cellphones, no harshly sexualized TV, no 1,000+ bible PERversions, you could still keep your door unlocked, people weren’t so hypersensitive, men were men and women were women and not gender exclusive, people weren’t living off drugs, etc.; you can fill in the blank. There was still privacy to a certain extent, God was still worshipped as God, and the Bible was still the Bible.

Not so anymore. In the 50+ years I have been alive, I have seen society, the entertainment industry, and the fear of God slowly change for the worse. I can’t help but think that years ago we were better off, and our children still had a fighting chance to turn out good, well-rounded citizens of society. But oh my, how that has changed.

Nowadays, in case you haven’t noticed, everything is backwards, upside down and all scrambled up. My God in the morning, how, outside of the grace of God, do people make it through the day? The answer to that question is revealed right here, on the internet. Hiding in plain sight. This very powerful invention has taken us off guard and completely conquered every facet of life. Nobody does not possess a cellphone. Nobody has no access to the internet. Nobody is completely free from its cold, calloused clutches and alluring voices, sounds and colors. I can only think of one clever, very powerful being who is exclusively responsible. His name is, SATAN.

Think about this now. The Devil (Satan) is called by the Holy Bible as “the prince of the power of the air.” He is second in power to God Almighty Himself. Satan is the god of this world; God Almighty is King of the universe. God allows Satan a certain amount of power to act on men’s and women’s hearts, minds and souls, but in His will and timing. This is why I push the Gospel so much. Satan wants your soul, so he can have one more victim to drag to Hell with him when Jesus casts him into the Lake of Fire.

Since God allows Satan some power, he takes over every imaginable human thing that we need to survive and live. Since he is the PRINCE of the POWER of the AIR, he uses all kinds of electronic equipment to influence entertainment, news, fads, celebrities, false doctrines, liars, leaders in high places, and so on to control our lives. He uses THE POWER OF THE AIR, e.g. electrical devices (also called “the Devil’s DEVICES;” why do you suppose your phone or TV is called a DEVICE?). The primary method he uses, I’m convinced, is THE INTERNET. Everything and everybody you connect to, join in, buy from, publish to, have a conversation with, and keep track of is ON THE INTERNET.

There’s no such thing as writing a handwritten letter anymore. Youth today have no idea how to write a letter, since they have texts. My youth pastor said that he couldn’t write very well but he’s great at typing on a computer. There’s no such thing as talking to someone on a phone with a cord and a dial tone. You can add some more. The internet has been used by the Devil for much evil, loss and sorrow. I’m afraid the days of privacy and innocence are completely extinct, and have been for a while.

Thank God for those holy few (probably at this moment fewer than the fingers on my hand) who strive to give out the true Gospel in these evil days. We can still use this powerful vehicle called the internet for good, and for God’s Glory. God can turn evil around for His Glory, in His timing. We must be ready to obey the Lord and have beautiful feet to preach that Gospel, which is so mighty that it can literally pull sinners out of Hell’s flames.

So for example if you have someone who’s addicted to internet porn, God can use a faithful believer to somehow witness the Gospel to him to get him saved. Perhaps he saw an ad of sorts at the bottom of the site, or a link to a Bible site that caught his eye. If he wasn’t at the porn site at that time, then God would have used the believer to go elsewhere, much as Philip the Apostle was caught away by the Holy Ghost after witnessing to and baptizing the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:27-39). But he found this one person who was secretly seeking the Lord at this particular time, and the power of God’s Word got a hold of his heart and worked on him until he got gloriously saved and burned his evil works in the fire (Acts 19:19). This is just an example I thought of, but I know that our Savior is more powerful than anything the Devil can do. Why? Because He is GOD!!

God is in the business of saving souls. Nothing is too hard for Him to do. He can and will save the vilest sinner, and the most saintly lost man or woman. Satan’s days are numbered, and getting less every day. The internet will fail, and Jesus Christ will rule forever. Hallelujah! Amen. Even so, come, LORD JESUS.

Understanding the Human Soul

This is a subject which had long evaded me, simply because I was not mature enough to receive it. Very interesting. Bro. David Stewart of Jesus is Savior.com plainly explains our tri-une (three in one) existence. Much as God is tri-une in existence (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost), we were created tri-une creatures, with a body, a soul, and a spirit. The body is outwardly perishing day by day (because of sin), the soul is the whole of our being, and the spirit is the breath of life which departs at physical death and goes back to God Who gave it. The soul is what lives forever, if you’re born again, in Heaven, or if you’re lost, in Hell. I pray this helps you understand the one part of us which is so misunderstood. Perhaps I’ll learn something too, while I’m at it. 🙂

Believer’s Corner–Understanding the Human Soul– Jesus-Is-Savior.com

Drugs

I’ll be honest and admit that I’ve never really been addicted to drugs. There was, however, a brief time when my late husband (he was my boyfriend then) and I were going to bars, and doing cocaine. Back then he was a coke dealer, and he also had access to other dealers, one of which was the owner of a pizza joint down the street from where he lived. He would frequently use his hard earned money (he was a city mechanic) and buy dope from this man.

Needless to say, my boyfriend coerced me to try snorting coke. He took a single-edged razor blade and chopped up the crystals into a fine powder on the glass table. He always used a rolled up dollar bill, sometimes a bigger denomination (a symbol of pride and power), to forcefully snort it into his nasal passages. He showed me how to “do lines,” and I ended up doing it with him whenever he got some. I knew it was wrong, and I was deadly afraid of putting any foreign substance into my body (still am), but I was so scared of him that I did it too. God forgive me from being such a coward. And He did.

I vividly remember one time when we were in the bar. I had snorted coke with my boyfriend just before arriving there. I was sitting on a bar stool, facing the wall. I soon tasted this peculiar, unforgettable, metallic taste in the back of my throat. My heart began to pound like it was going to burst out of my chest. I felt this incredible surge of energy from head to toe and I felt like I wanted to run and scream, but not one muscle would move. I was paralyzed, both with fear, and with the powerful drug now coursing through my body, and I couldn’t do a blessed thing about it. It lasted about twenty minutes, but it seemed like an eternity.

I don’t remember much after that, but after a time my boyfriend had to quit buying coke because it got too expensive, and he couldn’t afford it any more. He also apparently got the fear of God on him and stopped dealing too. That’s when he started me on pot. And that was the only thing that could ever be called an addiction with me. I smoked it when he was at work. I smoked it when he was at home. I smoked it and wanted to smoke it so much that I would get down on my hands and knees and search everywhere in that bedroom for the little “roaches” (ends of marijuana joints) he left behind, and roll them all into a Top paper and smoke that. I smoked it while I was pregnant with my second child. Oh, how merciful my God was to me, because my son was born healthy in spite of my foolishness and cowardice. Oh how gracious my God was to me, and to my newborn son.

As a now long-sober woman of God, who has learned to give all my cares to Jesus, I want to tell you what drugs really do to a person. Drugs are doorways to your soul. When you take drugs, demonic spirits enter in and wreak havoc on your body and slowly destroy your mind. That sounds weird but it’s true. Why do you suppose people on drugs act like animals, screeching, destroying things, even running into cars’ windshields and getting up without a scratch? That’s evidence of demon possession. Why do you think it takes four grown men to hold down a wasted druggie? Because demons (fallen angels) are powerful entities which take over your body, your mind, and your soul. They possess superhuman strength, which makes the druggie physically stronger than he normally is. When you stick a heroin needle in your arm, or smoke crack or meth, you are in essence allowing evil spirits into your whole being. They use these powerful vehicles (drugs) to enter into your body and get you high, and addiction happens when you crave the very first high you ever had; however, the human body is not made to withstand supernatural forces, and you can never attain that level of “high” any more, so you want more and more and you become a wasted human being, sick, diseased, worn out, burnt out, penniless, powerless, and with no hope of recovery. The Devil always shows the glamour, the glitz, the power and the fame, but he never shows you the death, the destruction, nor the Hell that awaits your soul when you perish.

I’ve seen poor folks so messed up on meth that they look like shells of their former selves. They live on the street, begging for money in front of Wawas or in the middle of highways where they can very easily get killed. They need much prayer. They have no hope but the needle, the bong, the blunt, the fleeting rush of intense power and well-being which vanishes faster and faster so they keep shooting up more and more, and then end up dying without God. You can get mad at me and say I’m delusional by labeling your addictions as demon possession, but what else would you call this if it wasn’t for satanic power…

Seeing this breaks my heart. What a waste. I pray that she is still alive and gives her heart to Jesus.

I started to show a picture of a meth addict’s teeth, but you can look that up for yourself, if you dare. It’s too terrible to show here.

I wanted to give my testimony because I have been around the block a few times and I know what it’s like to suffer under the overpowering control of drugs. Granted, I can’t say I’d done anything stronger like meth, PCP or acid, so please don’t judge me by the things I didn’t do. Point is, I’m telling you that the Lord Jesus Christ is far more powerful than your addiction. But I have seen others struggle under the stranglehold of drugs and how wasted their lives ended up, all because they wanted one more hit, one more high, but then all they get is Hell if they didn’t get born again.

I said all that to say this. If you are reading this and have a substance abuse problem, there is hope for you. Jesus Christ came to set you free from bondage, even the bondage of drug addiction. This is not Al-Anon, nor AA, nor a mental hospital, this is Bible. You can be saved. Jesus can set you free from your addictions. You will not go to Hell if you do drugs– you go to Hell for not believing on Jesus to save your soul FROM Hell. You can be born again and live a clean, glorious life for Jesus, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, never have the urge to do drugs again.

You may be asking, “What do I do to be saved?” Simply believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again from the grave, having shed His blood on the cross in full payment for all your sin. He died so that you might live. He rose again and is now sitting at the right hand of God in Heaven, interceding for all those who call upon Him in faith. He wants you, and all people, to come to him in faith that He can save your eternal soul from Hell fire. You can be born again right now if you so choose. Please receive Jesus Christ while you still have the chance.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJB

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36