Monday, January 31, 2011

Dead Churches - "Be Revived!"

If Jesus were to attend your church would He be put to sleep!

Or "Clapping with approval!"

Have you been, or are you, attending a 'dead church?'

How do you even know if it's dead ... are there signs?

What is a dead church! and can it be revived?

Jesus spoke of this in Revelation 3. He didn't mix words, He came right out and told one of them they were dead, asleep and to wake up! Another, He stated that it was so luke in temperature that He was going to spit it out of his mouth! Meaning the church was no longer abiding in Him, so it was dead - why keep something dead around, especially since He's the God of LIFE!

Men and women of God need to be filled with the Living Word of God - under the power and control of the Holy Spirit - not their own fleshly glorifying self of fake humility.

You know the difference, if you're spiritually alive. If you have been "quickened" in your spirit, made alive by the Holy Spirit of God - given a jump start in your spiritual battery - you can discern whether a "Service" is a ritual/'going thru the motions' time or Spiritually alive and vibrant!

To attend a dead church is a waste of time and actually, unhealthy for your spiritual growth! It's like eating stale bread, it has no nutritious value and deceives you, like junk food, leaving you full of nothing. God doesn't want that! The LORD wants His substance filling you, casting out the junk and fakeness that is of this world's baloney!

Just as our body was created to cleanse itself, by the blood and eliminating waste, so is the Body of Christ. His blood is pure in Spirit - when taken in by His Word of Life we are cleansed and made whole!

Some of these dead churches are run by good meaning people who aren't 'anointed' by God's Spirit or have lost their 'salt.'

God is a God of renewal! Turning one's attention back to Him, who is alive, instead of dead manna (Scripture made void), the LORD can "breathe" afresh upon a church, a pastor, it's leaders, it's attendees!

Instead of blaming the people for not showing up, or the devil, the leader is best to crack open their hardened heart and ask God to fill it anew. Not to be the dead leading the dead, but God's true men and women speaking His Words - not their own or that of religious factors and sects!

Jesus doesn't need a building to reside when He has your heart to breath fresh life into!

"Forsake not gathering together" ... but "gathering in His Name and His Presence!" Not for the sake of attending for attendance sake!

A vessel is only as good as what is in it. If it's void, it pours out nothing. If it's full, what's the worth or value of the ingredients? If it's filled with fresh, clean living Water, God's Word and Life, that will be poured out to overflowing - life giving.

Just as Christ informed us not to eat the blood of animals, let us not eat the stale bread of deadness. Nor, feel burdened to support such a thing!

Remember the old saying, "Don't eat the bread of 'idleness!' Similar.

The LORD God provided manna {Supernatural bread} for the Exodus travelers. May He continue to feed us as well in these lean days!

The REAL BREAD Of LIFE! THE LIVING WATER!

Without Him it's boring and of little value!

Instead of being dead to Life, be dead to the world and sin.

REAL LIFE is Eternal!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

BALDERDASH

NOUN: Senseless talk or writing; nonsense
DEFINES: Current administration and judicial participants who are Utopian - self-glorifing, narcissistic, anti-God humans.

What are humans really?

Little girls use to be "sugar and spice and everything nice" and little boys had their own distinction. But, today we have a Utopian egoist mentality that is supposed a 'higher step' up the evolution chain - which has been disproven but still taught as true.

A human. Made up of bones, skin, innards, eyes, ears etc. with a brain that tends to be puffed up or deflated, depending on and given situation or 'feeling.'

After the so-called SOTU address last evening that some were actual able to stomach and watch we see a grand example of a secular human. A liar, a fraud (has a number of law firms to protect him having to produce illegitimate papers to prove who he really is, was really born), a Utopianism who believes his own lie and the lies of those those puppeteer him.

What is needed: A change of heart and mind - a overhauled spirit.
Inner qualities of truth, virtue and substance of a loving heart for what is good, of value, respectable of "good character and quality".

The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. 48As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. 49Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shallf also bear the image of the man of heaven.

I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.

And that is not BALDERDASH!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

2 Different Women, 2 Different Results

One women, a business women, seller of purple dye/fabrics, who is found outside of Philippi along the river with a group of females. Her name, Lydia.

The other women, a damsel, possessed with a spirit of divination, found on the way to the house of prayer. Her name ungiven. She brought her masters much financial gain by soothsaying.

Both women happen to meet Paul and Silas, who were on their way to Macedonia - being led by a night 'vision'.
"And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia and prayed him, saying, 'Come over into Macedonia and help us.'"

Lydia, who sought God, heard the words of Paul and Silas and the Lord opened her understanding - enabling her to receive the things they spoke: The Gospel truth. She and her household were baptized in this Faith and were saved!

[For the Word of God is Spirit and the natural man deems it foolishness - the natural mind understands it not - nor can it - for God's Truth is SuperNatural.]

She was noted to be the first convert in Europe: a business women of moral fiber, a believer in and worshipper of God.

"One day when we were going to the place of prayer" ... they met the other female who told fortunes.

The slave-girl, possessed by a unclean spirit, followed Paul and the others, stating: "These men are bond-servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation."

[Although this was true it was not God approved.]

AFTER many days of her following them around and crying out, Paul was greatly annoyed and grieved. He turned to the spirit, hosted by the damsel, and stated, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" ... As Paul stated this, the evil spirit left her.

Now we might think that a good thing, but "When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them to the authorities in the public square."

The angry owners' of the girl, accused them of causing trouble (being law-breakers), unacceptable to Roman practices (idol worship, etc.) and (without a trial) their clothes were torn off and they were beaten with sticks, imprisoned and shacked in leg irons.

So, what did they do then?

"Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God."

"Now what good is that?" your natural mind might state. But, remember God's Spirit hears and sees all!

"Suddenly, a violent earthquake shook the foundations of the jail. All the doors immediately flew open, and all the prisoners' chains came loose."

When the prison guard saw none had escaped, but sat there unchained, free men, he asked, "What must I do to be saved?"!!

"They answered, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ [Who He is: what he did on the cross for us - died in our stead, buried, rose again for our justification - reconnecting us with God], and you and your family will be saved."

2 women, 2 results, BUT both just another weaving strand in God's tapestry of Life - of Light and darkness!

What one may purpose for evil, God uses for His Good.

For God "so loved the world he gave His only Son ... whoever believes in Him will have eternal life" ... who calls on His Name ... will be saved.

Not for an eternity of a natural fallen nature, BUT one suited [transformed/regenerated] for Heaven and God's Mysteries yet to come!

(Read more of this account: Holy Bible, Acts 16)

Friday, January 21, 2011

He Became as Light - Dazzling white!

Why did Jesus "transfigure" his human state into being seen clothed in "dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach..."?

There were 3 human witnesses: Peter, James and John.
There were 3 Heavenly witnesses: Moses, Elijah and the voice of God from Heaven.


Transfiguration, similar to the Greek word "metamorphose", to 'transform', 'change': matching the inside reality to the external.

His Divine character. The mystery hidden from the beginning of time. The richest gift ever: God incarnate, God with us and God's Spirit indwelling in us!

Who makes it possible to change and transform our inner being from darkness into 'dazzling pure light' by His by the Holy Spirit!

"Be transformed, by the renewing of your mind" by His Word ("the Word became flesh and dwelt among us ...") ... baptized into His death, resurrection and seated in Heaven.

"You have become a new creation!" When you receive the TRUTH. By His Strength and Power.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Skiing Mammoth Mtn. Chair 2

What's it like when you really know how to ski!

Take a spin down the expert slope with Ron!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Need To RESTART?

The UNIX system of my computer had a "panic attack" the other day - experienced an 'issue' - that prompted a message stating that I needed to "RESTART". I know how it feels!

And, after taking care of the "issue" I now feel like it 'understands' me a little better - In this world and life, my kernel gets weirded out every now and again and I need to RESTART too!

For the iMac to 'restart' you have to hold down the power button or press the "Restart" button if possible. It can be very complicated: "any time that you must force restart your computer, using either the power button or the Control-Command-Power key combination. The kernel panic text is added to the log the next time you restart the computer, assuming that you have not reset PRAM at the same time (the kernel panic text is stored in PRAM until you restart)."

This computer is man-made, how much more complicated are we humans when we come to a point of a "panic attack?" If we don't RESTART, or begin again, after being corrected, do we just go 'numbly' along not cognizant of our "meaningless and disconnected looping!"

Just as the Mac designers of this operating system know how it's suppose work and find ways to troubleshoot when it doesn't work correctly - keeping track of it's performance and logging problems - who or what oversees us?

We come, or are born, into a world and reality of space, matter and time with a basic 'operating system' in tack which begins downloading all kinds of information - RAM whether true or not. As we develop and grow, we get feedback of our progress or lack of by those around us, or those who've come before us.

Just as the designers of this computer, that has flaws or needs constant updating, upgrades, downloads etc. our beings too need "maintenance" work. It a computer has a flaw from the beginning it needs to be corrected and restarted. It may need to be re-written.

The nature of this world and our nature has been given over to a virus that needs to be purged. The virus is subtle, divisive and deadly. So convincing, that we believe that it's 'our default' program. But this virus prevents us from "connecting with and read" the signal being sent from the true Life's Main Frame.

Our systems needs to be corrected and the original program of the Atom (Adam) must be re-installed - which will help prevent "panic attack kernel issues." We will be given "protective" refinement "adjuster" (internal modem) with super-duper applications for better performance - free of darkened influences.

What's the virus? SIN (Alienation/separation from our True CREATOR - who is our Real Life Source).

What's the solution? Rebooting, reprograming, rewriting OS (Transforming/reconnecting) and RESTARTING!

Since the insidious SIN program virus cannot be fully erased there will be 'echos' and 'lure shadows' that continue to attack your being. So, like your computer, you will need continual upgrades, troubleshooting tool and applications to keep you in a "stable, functional and loving mode!"

Where do you go or what do you do to get this done?

We need to go to the "heart of the matter." We need to plug into the Super Natural Light Source ... of Creation's very Heart!!

This upgrade and RESTART is FREE and guarantee is good into Eternity! This upgrade is necessary and will be worth your decision in the long-run.

How?

Inside of the heart of your being, your soul, the Designed has placed a "SOS" button. Activated when your operating system is "attentive" to connecting by way of a alternate adaptor. This adaptor is required to connect and receive from the Designer.

The Designer connects directly to your heart drive ignites a Super Natural charge that begins to rewrite over the infected/virus ridden code, regenerating your processing relays (to enable communications), block and restrict previous corrupt default programs, regains contact with your software and applications - you are then RESTARTed in the Patched-Orginal Design Life.

Instructions:
Secret Heart Code Call out S.O.S signal: H...E...L....P
State the problem: "Panic kernel attack due to disconnection with true Designer - SIN/Lie issue."
Request: Defected, need program code rewritten, updates, installation, RECharged and RESTART.
Passkey Word: LOVE
ID REQUEST NAME: (Lord) Jesus Christ

Press "Enter."

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Parts of The Body of Christ


What part of the Body ...?

Some believers are part of the 'funny bone' because they seem to always have something funny to say, or make you laugh.

Others, are part of the head, because they tend to be very thoughtful.

Some of the heart, and you know that right off.

Others, the hands because they are 'handy' to have around!

The feet, because they're always on the move spreading God's Word.

The mouth, because they speak Blessings on you and Words of Life.

Some are of the gut, because they have a 'gut feeling' of what's right to do and what's best!

The eyes; those who 'see' the workings of the Holy Spirit and understand the Truths of God's Word in this life and reality.

Others are arms, for they wrap them around in love and comfort you - lifting you up!

Some are located in the knees, for they tend to be on them often in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving!

The elbow type of people are those who touch/nudge you to make sure you're "catching" what's going on and make sure you're alert!

Others are those 'behind' sort, who like to make sure things are cleared out, the trash - throw out and discard. The clean-up crew!

Some are the backbone, they do what's right even though it may be difficult and help support you to do the same - following God's Will and purpose for you and your life.

Others are the lips that kiss you on the cheek or smile at you a lot!

The toes; for they help stabilize the Body and keep you going forward - helping to balance you as you move along your journey.

Then there are the members of the body that seem invisible. Those so full of God's Spirit they move about doing His works unseen by the natural eye. Those whose tenderness and love are ever so quiet, yet impact-ful. The stomach, the intestines, the lungs, the veins, arteries, the cells that all work for the functioning of the Body's health and well-being.

But, the best part of the Body is the Head. For as Christ is the Head of the church so is He the Head of this Body of believers that the Holy Spirit has engrafted in and sealed.

Together all function in unison of the Fruit of the Spirit. Growing, developing and being cleansed daily by the Word of Truth and Faith, grounded and rooted in Love, Joy and Peace!

* You may have more that come to mind - add to the list!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Is the USA the Nineveh of Old?

If Jonah were to come to Washington today or your town/city would his voice be heard? Would the heads of state, leaders of the communities and citizens respond like those living in Nineveh?

I just happened to open to the end part of the story, reading in the book of Jonah this morning. He did everything in his power not to go to Nineveh and warn the people like God had instructed him to do!

You know the story. He gets on a ocean liner going the opposite way and God causes a storm to come up on the ship - and to save the ship and crew Jonah tells them to throw him overboard, because God would spare them - that his disobedience was the cause of the the frightening storm. Which they sadly agreed to do and become believer in the true God in the meantime, having been convinced (they'd been pagan idol worshippers before hand).

So, after the "big fish", spits Jonah out on the shoreline closes to Nineveh (I wonder if this is how the idea of submarines came into being!), he goes on to do what God instructed him to do: "… go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it: for their wickedness has come up before Me."

Jonah tells those in the city (it took 3 days to walk the extent of it), "Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!" Those in Nineveh believed him, even the King, who had everyone and living animal to wear sack cloth ("cry mightily to God … turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands.") and fast (no water or food) in hopes that "God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?"

"Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it." Jonah was upset to see that Grace of God, because he didn't like the Nineveh-ites (because they were ruthless, corrupt, etc.) and he knew that God would forgive them it they turned to him! God tells him "… should I not pity Nineveh …in which are more than 120 thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left - and much livestock?"

Have each of us gone our own ways, attempting to fulfill the lusts of our flesh, ego's, pride or appetites? If confronted today, are you willing to put aside that which is your idol, God-less life and confess to the Living, True God that you need His forgiveness, even 'desire' His favor? The Nineveh-ites did, forfeiting evilness/wickedness.

Even Jonah learned a lesson from the LORD too. One he didn't like but he learned none the less. The Great Love of God is beyond human's conception and logic. But, God is not a condoner of wickedness. Thankfully, True!