The Spirit of God is pure like water, the vinegarette ( the bitter substance that just cannot mix with water due to its opposite chemical properties) can be likened to anything at all against the perfect pureness of God’s Spirit( thoughts, people, movies, music, an environment, a way of speaking to others, impatience, guilt, hatred, bitterness, unforgiveness, anxiety, fear, unbelief, etc.)
Our fleshly sin-scarred minds and hearts may always want to gravitate towards conforming to the world, or thinking like the man-made culture of today, or losing faith, or thinking bitterly, or walking in justified anger, self-hatred/ negativity etc. But all this is like vinegarette that pushes itself to the surface of our minds and pushes the pure Spirit of God down and away. Impure and pure do not mix, and never can. To be filled with the Spirit we have to overcome the vinegarette withGod’shelp, through ferocious prayer.
A very helpful Bible devotion by Joyce Meyers, to go deeper into this:
But therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5
Faith and wisdom from God ( everything found in HIS Word the Bible,) are perfectly unified, God’s Spirit inspires bible based wisdom in us to have guidance and direction in EVERY situation. And Faith in God and His promises, give us something to hold on to when nothing else stands or holds, and at all times.
Psalm 32 :1
New King James Version A Psalm of David. A Contemplation. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.
The Smooshlepuff is back! This time though, he is discovering that the purpose of life in heavenly hope is not the easiest of adventures. The Smooshlepuff faces a lot of pain, tears, and even the scariest of moments. Then the Smooshlepuff is reminded where he can get real help through it all.
When we trust God, and obey Him. His Spirit will fill us with the power to overcome all temptation, all obstactles, all struggle, all pain, all hurt, etc.
When we trust God and obey HIM, even the craziest, most stressful, most difficult, most impossible situations and circumstances, CAN be overcome.
It is not by fully by our own strength that this is accomplished, but by the Spirit that God gives us for depending on HIM and seeking Him.
The Lord is good to those who depend on HIM, to those who search for HIM. Lamentations 3:25
When we give glory to God even while suffering, we are telling God: “God I have faith in you, I believe in you, like Job, like Daniel, like Joseph, like David, like Moses, like Jesus, like Sarah, like Martha, like Mary, like Deborah, like Esther…. though I am suffering, I know you will answer me in your perfect timing, and until then I will fight the devil down to whatever may come, even death if so be it, to say I trust you God Almighty, because you are good, and always have been, and my obedience to you is crucial to my peace and survival, and you deserve all the Glory God for your mercy and grace given to me in my past, sinfully- painful to you- careless choices. I love you God.”
Do not fear what man can do to you. Trust God. He can send a legion of angels for your protection. God is good, YAHWEH deserves our Christ-like obedience.
Praise the LORD, even in the storm, because HE is not slow to answering prayer as we, as imperfect man consider slowness. God will deliver us. Believe it! 🙂
New Living Translation Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil
All things are possible with God when we obey HIM FULLY and love HIM FULLY, AND obey Him FULLY because we love Him FULLY.
This world spreads so many man-made fears about: marriage, children, sharing and helping, respecting, living for God first and foremost and putting God’s values first before any others that exist out of God’s.
With God ( when you FULLY OBEY AND LOVE HIM, THUS FEARING HIM AND NOT man, not poverty, not heartbreak, not going through struggle,) ALL things ARE indeed possible.
People are often scared to commit to each other in marriage because there is so much talk of divorce, infidelity, problems, struggle, fighting through differences. Marriage is HARD. And without God, who designed marriage, marriage is impossible. We NEED God to get through marriage. Does that mean it’s going to look so romantic and smooth and debonair like the movies, no way! Marriage is hard! But love is sacrafice, love is picking up your cross, and dying for the ones you love, no matter the cost, when you marry you did not only make a promise to your partner, you made a promise before the ALMIGHTY God. If you wanna wimp out because suddenly things get really real and you see your partner’s scars, sinful nature, ugly personality traits, selfishness, and disrespect start pouring out on you, you’ve just lost the war. Love is a battle to fight for what really matters, not a fantasy or a opportunity for pleasure.
Raising children is hard. But again, it IS God’s design, so if we want to be able to get through it, we NEED God. Children are not born perfect, we are ALL born sinners, sin that we inherited from Adam and Eve’s disobedience to God. Children, just like us as children who hopefully choose to be God’s children and not children of wrath, act disobediently all the time. For example: God says do not lie, and there we go lying ( we lie because we are afraid of man, if you obey God He will give you wisdom so that you DO NOT ever have to lie and are truly blameless). God helps us to grow in patience as we experience trials and obey Him in the midst of them. Patience, grace, and understanding are just a few ways God helps us raise our children and also as mentioned get through marriage. It is not something that happens over night, but the process overtime makes a warrior of God out of those obedient to Him.
Giving to others
In talking about others having the right to be supported in their ministry, the apostle Paul says,] But I have not used any of these rights. And I am not writing this in the hope that you will do such things for me. I would rather die than have anyone deprive me of this boast.—1 Corinthians 9:15
Now despite being poor myself, as Apostle Paul said, my point is not to beg for money, I make this point to open people’s eyes to how ridiculous we can behave sometimes. It can be likened to little bickering children, one who has a room full of stuff, and constantly bullies the other little kids not to get near her stuff, leaving the other kids with a stick and some mud.
Sadly it is how a lot of us behave with our wealth these days, we either experienced tragic poverty and are so afraid to go through it again, or we feel we have too much to pay for we would never get by if we gave to someone in need our help. Or we feel we owe it to ourselves to be spoiled and who cares about others because they don’t really deserve this or that. Do we realize that we ALL have created homelessness, poverty, and struggle for resources by doing this. There is way more than enough for every single person alive to have what they need, if we ALL ( no one person can really do it alone, we all must do our part) shared everytime we felt God/ our conscience/ or our heart telling us help that person, they really really need it.
6 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs(B) he had performed by healing the sick. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside(C) and sat down with his disciples. 4 The Jewish Passover Festival(D) was near.
5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip,(E) “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?”6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7 Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother,(F) spoke up, 9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”(G)
10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.”There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks,(H) and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
14 After the people saw the sign(I) Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”(J)
GOD provides. But remember we are HIS hands and feet, we are the body of Christ, if we are not moving, if we are not sharing the gospel or encourgement, we are NOT moving for God, we are like stiff logs on a dance floor, if you don’t get out there and Salsa, no one else is gonna move for you, get up and move, you’re missing out.
Respect, also something possible with GOD; respect even for the most wildly lost Ishmael of people, is possible with God. We may get angry but we should not sin, righteous anger is always constructive and upbuilding, righteous anger never slanders, cusses, hurts, blames***, nor purposely tears down. It gives constructive criticism, meant to bring us to Christ, meant as feedback (e.g. constructive: stop drinking it is destroying you spiritually, God cannot fill a drunk with His holy spirit, you’ve got other spirits in you; they do NOT mix …)
*** blame is often done out of fear of not looking good to friends/ family/ coworkers, church, etc and worrying excessively of whether they will like us or not if we admit our wrong, or it may be done out of complete hurt and pain to try to get others to recognize that they hurt us, but blame will always backfire, especially when pride and hardened hearts are involved. ( The truth is 9/10 times when we are humble and admit our faults we look like Christ and not like the monster no matter what mistake we made).
God is sovereign, if you love HIM and obey HIM, obeying Him because you love Him. He is NOT going to leave you hanging. Trust God. Show God that you really trust Him by fully surrendering your worries to Him( like a trust fall). Pray, read God’s word, asking for a covering from Satan, pray for clarity always ( do not let Satan try to confuse you or scare you or destroy you and those you love), flee from evil and FIGHT temptation, not one another, get support from other friend’s of God, pray for wisdom, grow in patience. “Faith does not make things easy, it makes them possible.”
When it comes down to it all, you either stand for love or you side with hate, there is nothing else really.
What is love? Where is the all-powerful, never-failing force of love from? God. 1st John 4:8- God is love. But (God is also light) in order for love to never fail, there can be no trace of darkness in it, otherwise it isn’t truly love. 1st Corinthians 13:4:8- Love is patient, Love is kind, it does not envy, it is not proud, it does not dishonor others, it is not selfish, it is not easily- angered, it keeps no record of wrongs ( it surrenders hurt to God, and keeps going)….
It’s about the real, true intentions of our hearts, that God knows and sees( He sees our thoughts, He sees what we do, what our intentions truly are, no matter what they might seem like to others..)
Race is not a problem; purposeful expression of hate for certain races ( aka racism ) is.
Gender is not a problem; purposeful expression of hate for a certain gender (aka sexism) is.
Emotions are not a problem. A lack of compassion and patience for others who are struggling, is.
To a get a little more sensitive, and to try to understand why God made certain rules (which some think are unloving):
Homosexuality is not love God approves because: you do it not because you truly are in love nor because you love someone, (because true love is sacrafice, pain, selflessness, and suffering for someone and with someone no matter the circumstances, and remaining die-hard loyal, in thought, soul, and heart). You commit to homosexuality/ LGBTQ because you struggled internally with yourself, and were probably hurt by the opposite sex repeatedly (this is a sinful, selfish, God-hating world, so it happens), and instead of running into God’s arms during your struggle, you took the quick path to ‘Pleasure Island’ where you found another in your shoes, and ‘love’ came easy, but if you’re honest with yourself are you really level-headed in knowing who you truly are, or do you sleep disturbed and wake depressed, with a gaping hole in your heart that still didn’t get filled.
Abortion is not approved even for those sexually hurt: Of course you will need God to get through all this, do not even dare try to overcome it without His love, it’s impossible. But think about it, if love is sacrafice, love is selfless… We shouldn’t murder a life simply because we were hurt, murder is not the answer to cover up pain, it will only bring more haunting pain and depression.
If we all hurt someone everytime we got hurt, the world would look, well it would look like it does right now.
The Year of Complete Hatred and Selfishness: 2020
Next time youre hurting, try to remember God is right there, He is working this mess we caused all together for the good of those that obey Him (love Him).
Pornography, sex out of marriage, fornication, and adultery are not acceptable: Not only do they physically cause confusion, sexually transmitted diseases, a world void of trust, pain, slashed- broken, bitterly-crushed hearts, broken friendships and families, hatred, violence, murder, mental illness even from identity loss and fear, and on, and on…but spiritually we are destroying ourselves, destroying others, destroying the world, destroying a chance to understand just how real and miraculous God can work through us, had we listened and kept a pure heart ready for His Spirit to be poured into us.
Alcohol, drugs, pills, vape, etc are destructive also in that they all bog you down to the point of hardly even being perceptive any longer, you begin to rely on the substances to sustain you, when all you’re really doing is numbing yourself out of reality, you may as well be in a coma 🙁 because you’re constantly dumbing yourself out of reality, too scared to face it because you fed yourself the devil’s lie that God can’t do anything for you. It is possible to get through extreme trauma and suffering without a drop of man-made chemical substances.
Satanic worship is not love because, Satan is the epitome of defiance to God’s rules ( rules meant only to help us and give us peace), worshiping Satan, is the same as worshipping hatred, Satan does not love anyone, he does not care at all, and he sadly loves to cause you to suffer, just to waltz in and out of your life as if saying: “Hey want some more poison, it’s great, let’s die in agony together”[ realize though temptation comes in way craftier forms, Satan may try to do his evil work against you, using a friend of yours who has already fallen and is easily tempted to invite you here or there or offer you this or that, he may throw a song at you with a subtle, but very misleading message, when you’re feeling really lost & down, he may lead you to watch a movie that puts ungodly thoughts in your mind, he can give you dreams and lying, silly dream interpretors to lead you way off course, he can bring jealous thoughts in our minds from commercials made by individuals confused by our culture, he can keep sending strange signs that have nothing to do with God’s Word to confuse us, he can cause us to be isolated from others, build pride and wrath and disobedience in our hearts, he can try to scare us into thinking this or that is gonna happen or is true,on and on); don’t put yourself there. Captivate your thoughts in Christ. Always immediately pray to God for clarity when faced with fear, trials, temptation, confusion. Pray, pray, and pray. Flee far from the darkness.
Lies, jealousy, pride… divide, destroy relationships, and prevent God from being able to mold you in a fire of suffering, to make you the diamond you were meant to be.
God loves you, cry out to Him, He will not force you to call upon Him, it’s gotta truly be from your heart, love is never forced. Love is 1st Cor. 13:4-8
Some fruit of the Spirit, that produced from love, which in of itself also is love: Patience cannot be faked, forgiveness cannot be faked, joy in suffering cannot be faked,( etc ) real love cannot be faked, God is the ultimate genius, Love NEVER fails. God is love. And therefore, God NEVER fails!
A bear keeps its distance from some campers as it eats berries, does its business and runs away.
“Woah there’s a bear!”
A bear almost 9 feet tall flares its teeth, bellows deeply through the woods and then drops boomingly to the ground as it races towards some campers.
The prior knowledge of seeing what many bears have done in their natural habitat ( either on TV or from personal experience,) the very concept of the reality of just how often bears and all wild animals for that matter have lashed out to maul and massacre have naturally ingrained an automatic fear trigger in many individual’s minds upon meeting such strength and ferocity face-to-face.
For most, especially those who have never really grown up or been around animals before, fear of something that may or may not respect you ( and there is no telling when which will occur,) naturally causes a reaction of either FIGHT OR FLIGHT.
The same goes for human beings.
It does NOT matter what color you are.
If you keep neglecting the golden rule, and tend never to respect people, you are naturally and inevitably ingraining a fear in the minds of the others around you that will for the most part cause them to react unfavorably to your animal-like behavior out of a human tendency to seek survival.
Extremely sadly: if not only one person of a certain race, but many people of that same race or vocation, etc. repeatedly disrespect/ scare an individual, racism or prejudice nature starts to arise, as one may falsely start to associate viciousness with only a particular background of people.
Bottom line if you want respect, you gotta be respectful. If you want to be shot down like an angry bear coming toward a family of campers, behave like a vicious animal. People are ALL, only people after all, when we get scared we react. Black or white, police officer or civilian, people are people, we all get scared, we all struggle internally, we all suffer and face trials and pain. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
A soft answer, over a harsh one that will only stir up wrath, even to those who choose to be rude no matter what, will only help and never hurt ( more than we know).
Don’t be an angry 🐻 bear, God will deal with those that think they are getting away with evil, God’s wrath is beyond SCARY as it will ever get.
Be at peace. Don’t worry so much about things that appear out of your hands, God has everything in His hands. Sometimes we need to just be still in God, and not always try to make things happen.
Praise God always. The plans He has for you have not gone anywhere, though your Faith in Him may have faltered.
God is not a genie. He doesn’t just let you hang-out with Satan, ( that devil’s pleasures will mess with you, confuse you, depress you, and rot your mental health,) and then act on your behalf to give you gifts on demand ( that would actually, probably just be harmful to you). God is a loving, all-knowing, perfectly holy, dad.
Real-life human parents who raise their kid’s up the right way:
Sternly, but still lovingly discipline behavior done purposely out of disobedience.
Teach patience, and do not always fly around to meet every one of their children’s demands instantly.
Let their kids learn on their own from mistakes, and not attempt to control their every decision and action. We gotta respect some free-will too.
Always love, even if a kid chooses the wrong path, but always seek to get them back on the right path.
Be a Godly example, and raise up a child learning the perfect wisdom found in God’s Word, so that our kids are actually equipped to make truly wise decisions and understand why one must obey God.
God is a parent to all of us, and He is The Only Perfect parent,( us humans try and fail, but learn and grow as we teach our children.)
We shouldn’t question God’s methods.
But we SHOULD obey Him, even when things seem harder than we can handle. And we should always trust Him, even through everything we can hardly understand. He is always there. He always knows exactly what He is doing.
Romans 8:28- All things will work together for good, for those that love God.
God never failed you, you just lost Faith.
Surrender, and let Him ‘catch you in a Trust fall’.
*** A.D. anno domini the year of our Lord ( deemed by emperor Constantine to keep track of our calendar time based off Christs first coming to Earth.)
Amos 5:16-27New King James Version
The Day of the Lord
16 Therefore the Lord God of hosts, the Lord, says this:
“There shall be wailing in all streets, And they shall say in all the highways, ‘Alas! Alas!’ They shall call the farmer to mourning, (A)And skillful lamenters to wailing. 17 In all vineyards there shall be wailing, For (B)I will pass through you,” Says the Lord.
18 (C)Woe to you who desire the day of theLord! For what good is(D)the day of the Lordto you? It will be darkness, and not light. 19 It will be(E)as though a man fled from a lion, And a bear met him! Or as though he went into the house, Leaned his hand on the wall, And a serpent bit him! 20 Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light? Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it?
21 “I(F) hate, I despise your feast days, And (G)I do not savor your sacred assemblies. 22 (H)Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them, Nor will I regard your fattened peace offerings. 23 Take away from Me the noise of your songs, For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments. 24 (I)But let justice run down like water, And righteousness like a mighty stream.
25 “Did(J) you offer Me sacrifices and offerings In the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? 26 You also carried [a]Sikkuth[b](K)your king And Chiun, your idols, The star of your gods, Which you made for yourselves. 27 Therefore I will send you into captivity(L)beyond Damascus,” Says the Lord, (M)whose name is the God of hosts.
Amos 9:8-15New King James Version
8 “Behold, (A)the eyes of the Lord God areon the sinful kingdom, And I (B)will destroy it from the face of the earth; Yet I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,” Says the Lord.
9 “For surely I will command, And will [a]sift the house of Israel among all nations, As grain is sifted in a sieve; (C)Yet not the smallest [b]grain shall fall to the ground. 10 All the sinners of My people shall die by the sword, (D)Who say, ‘The calamity shall not overtake nor confront us.’
Israel Will Be Restored
11 “On(E) that day I will raise up The [c]tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, And [d]repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, And rebuild it as in the days of old; 12 (F)That they may possess the remnant of (G)Edom,[e] And all the Gentiles who are called by My name,” Says the Lord who does this thing.
13 “Behold, (H)the days are coming,” says the Lord, “When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, And the treader of grapes him who sows seed; (I)The mountains shall drip with sweet wine, And all the hills shall flow with it. 14 (J)I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; (K)They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them. 15 I will plant them in their land, (L)And no longer shall they be pulled up From the land I have given them,” Says the Lord your God.
God CANNOT/ IS COMPLETELY INCAPABLE OF/IS TOO PERFECTLY HOLY TO: break his promises, but us as humans have so little patience these days we cannot even wait two extra seconds in a fly-by McDonalds drive-thru serving up super-fast-flubber, without honking at someone like we’re about to shoot diarrhea out or something; let alone do most choose to grow in patience to obey and be still in God, waiting on Him and His promises ( it’s not good at all).
Find God, really find God with your heart. If you can sin, and you actually know you’re sinning, and at the same time you say you love God, please do not do that to yourself, this is not a ‘Oh I will kick myself thing, when Christ comes and I didnt take it that seriously.’
This is ETERNAL life vs. forever gone.
Find God now, seek Him, and obey Him by praying and fighting over temptation, as though your life depends on it, because it does. God does give grace and His Spirit to those that earnestly seek Him.
‘It will not make things easier, but it will make them possible.’
Watch the movies : ‘The Secretariat’ & ‘War Room’ to better understand.
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps- Proverbs 16:9
God ultimately makes all final decisions, on what an outcome willl be, for the holiest of reasons.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own- Matt. 6:34
We can make plans, but we should never worry ourselves to death, because we still never know what a day may bring.
God has never once broken His promises, He is not going to now, He cannot. So since His Word is THE TRUTH, we know what path we should be choosing to get on, NOW.
I was trying to understand the concept of anger; deep reflection upon my own life maybe almost 10 years ago, what I was going through, the way I responded to it, and how I blamed God and pushed Him away during this time, helped me to realize some things….
When a person is really going through a lot personally, and it seems like everybody around you is smiling and hardly even struggling with half the weight you are carrying…
When others around you see you struggling, and instead of being encouraging or uplifting, laugh at you and make you feel smaller, or worse yet, walk right out of your life…
And in the midst of this you blame God and deny God, and hate His instruction, and instead try to do things your own way:
You will certainly become a very, very angry, bitter, person who blames and blames, and is endlessly hurt, seeks pity, and thrives off of pride, then justifies it with how hurt you have been.
Truly, honestly, I say this from having been there myself, the ONLY way to overcome personal suffering, hardship, unfairness, abandonment, pride, pain, and everything else entangled in these matters is:
To truly recognize what YOU too have done wrong in a bad memory you have, there are three sides to a story they say, it’s their side, your side, and then there is the TRUTH( the side God sees). And following this should be the forgiveness you have in your heart which involves choosing not to hold on to the pain forever, upon recognizing that EVERYONE says means things sometimes, acts rudely, and etc. whether intentionally or unintentionally as we are ALL broken, sinful people. That is why Christ died for us, so we stop playing the neverending blame game, but instead just drop it all and say ‘God I surrender, Christ already paid for it.’
Psalm 4:4New King James Version
4 (A)Be[a] angry, and do not sin. (B)Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah
Forget about telling your side of the story in a way that makes you seem innocent and makes another person out to be a monster. It’ll come back to you; if someone is willing to gossip with you, you better believe it, they will gossip against when the troubled waters come again.
It’s better to bite your tongue, don’t be so quick to speak, tell it all to God, He will help you with it, in fact He is the ONLY one that will help you deal with it 100% appropriately.
And remember the devil doesn’t walk around in bright red with a pitchfork, the devil often disguises himself as an angel of light and works to destroy people and their friendships by planting angry, bitter, jealous, outrageous, hurtful, depressing, discouraging thoughts or dreams or feelings in everyone’s heads and trying to get people to act on them, through accusatory, hateful, belittling, wrathful speech, ( and that devil goes in for the kill not when we are ready to have self-control over how he uses our own loved ones and ourselves to destroy one another, but the devil acts when we are most weak, stressed, and already overwhelmed,) hateful words then can escalate into physical violence.
Pray. Ask God to give you clarity and show you the Truth when you feel confusing or painful thoughts rise inside you.
The sooner you realize how the devil really works, the more you realize how much more we all need God.
Though suffering is hard, a little suffering softens a heart, and if you ALSO let God mold you in the midst of it, by obeying him and fighting the every fire the devil will try to throw at you ( in prayer and obedience to God’s Word), you will soon realize God is making you more Christ-like with each day. The Holy Spirit makes this all possible, it’s not by our own strength, nor by our own might, but by the Spirit of God (Zec. 4:6).
God is the answer. God alone is capable of creating life. He made us all, we need the instructions to our lives that only our creator holds. Psalm 139. God loves you. Run to Him in prayer for everything, every single troubled thought, every single pain, He WANTS to help you.
God we know, though times are unspeakably difficult, you are always here, never should we let the devil feed us nothing but negative, painful, hateful, angry, bitter thoughts, but remember that as hard as these times are, it won’t be like this forever….God will deliver us in His perfect timing, He will never leave us nor forsake us.
The true root of all evil I feel is the selfishness of a heart, that KNOWINGLY CHOOSES to disobey God.
Other gods of this world/ idols are NOT just shrines, hopeless religions that don’t prove to come through for one as they say, nor statues or people, false gods include ANYTHING at ALL that causes us to push THE God Almighty off to the side for the other obsession, activity, show, thoughts, immoral practice, evil friendships, alcohol, dirty thoughts, covetous thoughts, hateful, bitter thoughts, drugs, language, gossip, hate and anger, not trusting God and his provision of help, slandering, being ashamed to speak of God, not truly forgiving someone( thus not even believing in John 3:16,) etc.
As people in this crazy, confused, adulterous generation, we fail to realize that adultery before a HOLY HOLY HOLY God is NOT just sexual, it’s the act of worshiping the mentioned other ‘false gods’ of our own filthy hearts.
Babylon the Great ( all these false gods,) will be DESTROYED in God’s Wrath, we DESERVE HELL AGAIN AND AGAIN! WE are all super dreadfully sickeningly undeserved trash in all the issues WE have caused today on EARTH, from our every sinful, rebellious: decision, word, action, thought, etc.
By choosing to ‘worship false gods,’ we are choosing to push God and the protection, inner peace, strength, direction, and hope, that come with His Spirit, far away.
God is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beyond merciful, all we need to do is reach out to him with a sincere heart in deep humility, recognizing our absolute, saddening sin of disheartening disobedience, and HE will reach out, and from that point on you will be given a down payment so to speak of His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, and the process of Sanctification/ training to become more like Christ will be in His hands from there on out.
The training won’t be easy, but it is possible (Matt 19:26), through it all God’s kids will be refined like diamonds through the pressure that is meant for good (Romans 8:28), fight the good fight, fight temptation don’t ever sin that grace may abound(you will reap what you sow always); fight for what God has given you, your marriage, your family, your relationship with Him.
Jesus Christ will return, God promises, and God is incapable of breaking His promises.
Hand santizer cleans, but is only 99.9% effective ( or so they say,) and has never ever been 100% effective.
Every 💊 medication in existence may alleviate some symptoms, but is hardly 100% effective everytime, and always has some type of side effects that can become even life-threatening in of themselves if consumed way too long.
Now masks they may help a little, but they are by no means 100% effective. If you have a mask on and smell someone’s fart in the store or the stash theyve been smoking, that existence of the physical property of olfactory phenomena ( or smell,) is evidence that you are taking in smell particles through your mask because the only way to process a smell is for it ( the particles,) to go in through your nose and to be processed by your brain. The smell may be a lot less strong, due the mask being a barrier, but it is not 100% effective. If a gaseous smell goes through, wet sickening particles can even more strongly travel through.
So what on Earth do we do?! Buy a space suit and walk around with a lysol sprinkler circling and spraying outward from our bodies and never speak to anyone, till the return of Christ?
You’d probably have a heart attack at that point, in that state of paranoia.
The Holy Spirit helps us with our daily problems. Romans 8:26
The Holy Spirit can always be with us if we love God with our whole heart, soul, and might. That means though we may suffer due to the evil of this world and the sickness that came about and is breaking everything God made for us, (from our disobedience), God promises to never leave nor forsake ( Duet.31:6), those who rightly fear Him and obey His EVERY commandment.
Be humble. Get down on your knees and pray to God every single day, God is the ONLY PERFECT PROTECTION.
When we do not have the answers, we do NOT need more money, more medicine, more mentors, more movies, more music, etc.
WE NEED TO GO TO OUR ROOM, OR ANYWHERE AWAY FROM DISTRACTIONS, AND GET DOWN ON OUR FACES AND PRAY TO GOD WITH EVERY SINGLE FIBER OF OUR TREMBLING, BROKEN HEART AND BODY.
The night may be long, but FIGHT IN PRAYER, READ GOD’S WORD FOR COMFORT, and joy will come in the morning.
When we are weak, we run to God, and in our humility, He makes us strong.
If we surrender fully to God, accepting that no one but Him alone has permanent, real answers, and we keep on fighting that devil ( and the fear and rejection and hate he uses,) in prayer, no matter how long it takes. Never, ever giving up, God WILL come through!
READ this short bible devotion plan about spiritual warfare:
“When you choose God, you’ve signed up for His army…”
36 “And you, son of man, prophesy to the (A)mountains of Israel, and say, ‘O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord! 2 Thus says the Lord God: “Because (B)the enemy has said of you, ‘Aha! (C)The [a]ancient heights (D)have become our possession,’ ” ’ 3 therefore prophesy, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Because they made you desolate and swallowed you up on every side, so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations, (E)and you are taken up by the lips of (F)talkers and slandered by the people”— 4 therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God! Thus says the Lord Godto the mountains, the hills, the [b]rivers, the valleys, the desolate wastes, and the cities that have been forsaken, which (G)became plunder and (H)mockery to the rest of the nations all around— 5 therefore thus says the Lord God: (I)“Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, (J)who gave My land to themselves as a possession, with wholehearted joy and[c]spiteful minds, in order to plunder its open country.” ’
6 “Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains, the hills, the rivers, and the valleys, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and My fury, because you have (K)borne the shame of the nations.” 7 Therefore thus says the Lord God: “I have (L)raised My hand in an oath that surely the nations that are around you shall (M)bear their own shame. 8 But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come. 9 For indeed I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown. 10 I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and (N)the ruins rebuilt. 11 (O)I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and [d]bear young; I will make you inhabited as in former times, and do (P)better for you than at your beginnings. (Q)Then you shall know that I am the Lord. 12 Yes, I will cause men to walk on you, My people Israel; (R)they shall take possession of you, and you shall be their inheritance; no more shall you (S)bereave them of children.”
13 ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Because they say to you, (T)‘You devour men and bereave your nation of children,’ 14 therefore you shall devour men no more, nor bereave your nation anymore,” says the Lord God. 15 (U)“Nor will I let you hear the taunts of the nations anymore, nor bear the reproach of the peoples anymore, nor shall you cause your nation to stumble anymore,” says the Lord God.’ ”
The Renewal of Israel
16 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 17 “Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, (V)they defiled it by their own ways and deeds; to Me their way was like (W)the uncleanness of a woman in her customary impurity. 18 Therefore I poured out My fury on them (X)for the blood they had shed on the land, and for their idols with which they had defiled it. 19 So I (Y)scattered them among the nations, and they were dispersed throughout the countries; I judged them (Z)according to their ways and their deeds. 20 When they came to the nations, wherever they went, they (AA)profaned My holy name—when they said of them, ‘These are the people of the Lord, and yet they have gone out of His land.’ 21 But I had concern (AB)for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations wherever they went.
22 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, (AC)but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went. 23 And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am (AD)hallowed in you before their eyes. 24 For (AE)I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. 25 (AF)Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you (AG)from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a (AH)new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My (AI)Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.28 (AJ)Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; (AK)you shall be My people, and I will be your God. 29 I will (AL)deliver you from all your uncleannesses. (AM)I will call for the grain and multiply it, and (AN)bring no famine upon you. 30 (AO)And I will multiply the fruit of your trees and the increase of your fields, so that you need never again bear the reproach of famine among the nations. 31 Then (AP)you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good; and you (AQ)will [e]loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your iniquities and your abominations. 32 (AR)Not for your sake do I do this,” says the Lord God, “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel!”
33 ‘Thus says the Lord God: “On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also enable you to dwell in the cities, (AS)and the ruins shall be rebuilt. 34 The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by. 35 So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of (AT)Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ 36 Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, the Lord, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. (AU)I, the Lord, have spoken it, and I will do it.”
37 ‘Thus says the Lord God: (AV)“I will also let the house of Israel inquire of Me to do this for them: I will (AW)increase their men like a flock. 38 Like a [f]flock offered as holy sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem on its [g]feast days, so shall the ruined cities be filled with flocks of men. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.” ’ ”
Revelation 20 New English Translation (NET Bible)
The Thousand Year Reign
20 Then[a] I saw an angel descending from heaven, holding[b] in his hand the key to the abyss and a huge chain. 2 He[c] seized the dragon—the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan—and tied him up for a thousand years. 3 The angel[d] then[e] threw him into the abyss and locked[f] and sealed it so that he could not deceive the nations until the one thousand years were finished. (After these things he must be released for a brief period of time.)
4 Then[g] I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge.[h] I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. These[i] had not worshiped the beast or his image and had refused to receive his mark on their forehead or hand. They[j] came to life[k] and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were finished.)[l] This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is the one who takes part[m] in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them,[n] but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.
Satan’s Final Defeat
7 Now[o] when the thousand years are finished, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive[p] the nations at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog,[q] to bring them together for the battle. They are as numerous as the grains of sand in the sea.[r]9 They[s] went up[t] on the broad plain of the earth[u] and encircled[v] the camp[w] of the saints and the beloved city, but[x] fire came down from heaven and devoured them completely.[y]10 And the devil who deceived[z] them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur,[aa] where the beast and the false prophet are[ab] too, and they will be tormented there day and night forever and ever.
The Great White Throne
11 Then[ac] I saw a large[ad] white throne and the one who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven[ae] fled[af] from his presence, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. Then[ag] books were opened, and another book was opened—the book of life.[ah] So[ai] the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to their deeds.[aj]13 The[ak] sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death[al] and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each one was judged according to his deeds. 14 Then[am] Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death—the lake of fire. 15 If[an] anyone’s name[ao]was not found written in the book of life, that person[ap] was thrown into the lake of fire.
To start, we are all broken people… We are all sinners. We all have a story, each and every one of us. And if we have never walked in someone’s shoes or had to experience everything that they have had to, it is very easy to pre-judge, think they are overreacting, and scoff, and gossip and overlook their cry for help.
I have been there. Ive been broken again and again just to be labeled as angry and lost.
The truth though, is: anger is NOT the answer. Revenge is NOT the answer. Revolt is NOT the answer.
When our founding fathers of the US government wrote the basis for which they would lead the nation, they stated that it was to be under God.
They took God out.
They lived lives blessing God with their tongues, but rejecting him in their hearts, evident from their very unrighteous, selfish, and sinful actions.
We as a nation led by hypocrites, are hypocrites ourselves. We bless with our tongues and kill with our actions. If we cannot bless with our tongues AND bless with our actions, we will be a hopeless, lost, angry, unforgiving, vicious, demonic, jackal-possessed, hissing, grotesque human-kind for all of history right up until the moment when God has had ENOUGH, and removes his every spec of grace to let us go to the pit where us jackals belong.
YES, the government has been corrupt, but so have we!
Revenge is not our own!
Revenge belongs to God!
Humans have WRONGED GOD, our amazing, loving, merciful, holy creator since day 1 until up to this very day, as we still spit on Him, and fornicate with our own pleasures just to give birth to more demons and chaos, and to come back and question why would a loving creator send anyone to hell?! The real question is why would a loving creator put up with all of our ABSOLUTELY INSANE UNREPENTED OF, SELFISH, SELF-INFLICTED, NONSENSE FOR SO LONG?!
Ezekiel 26:19-21 New King James Version
19 “For thus says the Lord God: ‘When I make you a desolate city, like cities that are not inhabited, when I bring the deep upon you, and great waters cover you, 20 then I will bring you down (A)with those who descend into the Pit, to the people of old, and I will make you dwell in the lowest part of the earth, in places desolate from antiquity, with those who go down to the Pit, so that you may never be inhabited; and I shall establish glory (B)in the land of the living. 21 (C)I will make you a terror, and you shall be no more;(D)though you are sought for, you will never be found again,’ says the Lord God.”
Stop trying to get revenge on your own accord, God is watching everything, you will reap what you sew.
So what are we supposed to do?
We are supposed to pray to God to help us forgive our enemies, forgive everyone. And do our best to be at peace.
Yes we will always have differences, but that is where love covers a multitude of sins.
That is where Christ, who never did anything wrong at all, took a lot, A LOT, of hits for us, not just at death but through his entire life, so we could all have just one more chance at this getting along thing, at this love one another and Love God secret to joy and inner peace concept.
Forgive. Be at peace. Let God sit next to you and hold you if you need to cry. Stop pushing him away, please. Stop pushing forgiveness away. John 3:16, Christ paid for our mistakes.
You think you wanna ride with the bad guys, roll with the rebels, rock like the heathens. NEWS FLASH: your evil and careless choices, have only been given a taste of God’s patience and GRACE, God gave you grace, the dirty and wretched fun you’ve been reckoning with is NOT what Satan is all about, of course he has joined you too, but what you have been experiencing is EXTREME, EXTREME ( AND THAT IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT,) GRACE!
You wanna know what it’s like to be Satan’s homeboy, then taste death without hope of resurrection, taste the death of the one’s you love, feel disease, see corruption, wallow at the thought of starving, helpless people, be broken at the injustice and hatred of selfish-God-loathing hearts. Experience suffering and agony. That’s what Satan’s company brings. Not the dirt you think you have been getting away with, that my friend is called, grace.
Jeremiah 18:12-17 New King James Version (NKJV)
God’s Warning Rejected
12 And they said, “That is hopeless! So we will walk according to our own plans, and we will every one [a]obey the dictates[b] of his evil heart.”
13 Therefore thus says the Lord:
“Ask now among the Gentiles, Who has heard such things? The virgin of Israel has done a very horrible thing. 14 Will a man[c]leave the snow water of Lebanon, Which comes from the rock of the field? Will the cold flowing waters be forsaken for strange waters?
15 “Because My people have forgotten Me, They have burned incense to worthless idols. And they have caused themselves to stumble in their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in pathways and not on a highway, 16 To make their land desolate and a perpetual hissing; Everyone who passes by it will be astonished And shake his head. 17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will [d]show them the back and not the face In the day of their calamity.”
Instead of complaining, ask God to help you with your own personal sins, struggles, lies, bitterness, jealousy, hatred, insecurities, wrath, fear, and unbelief.
"It's not justice that we need, it's grace." - The Grace Card;
Don't judge, pray for one another. Dismiss