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Once this site was just for me. It was a personal blog, journal or diary of my journey with the Lord. However one day reading it I found that this could also be a real testimony to the world. Evangelism is my heart. Jesus is my life. This is my real account of my Christian walk and revelation that I share with you. In all things take them to scripture. I do not claim to be an expert though I study, research and seek the truth daily. My purpose it to stir your heart towards the Heavenly Father so you can pursue your own Journey with the lord through his word and in spirit.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Gospel of Cautious Persuasion and Cafe Lattes


This last week has been difficult to say the least.   I have been studying the word of God and the conviction of his word is ringing ever more loudly in my head.  Brought to my memory recently was the scripture Paul writes in Corinthians.

And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up; if in fact the dead do not rise. For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

Essentially.  I'll break it down.  If Jesus did not die then we are fools and in the words of Mr. T.  The fool is complete pity “I pity the fool!”.  These are harsh words. Paul in making a point though.  He is making a very powerful point.  That without Jesus ALL these things we are doing are foolish.  Let that sink in for a moment.  Our faith rests on one name JESUS. The most powerful name.
I'll state something I’m not ashamed to say the Gospel as it written and the power that is behind it is not a cautious gospel. It is not something taken lightly to re frame life and improve your outlook.  The reason why AGAPE SPIRITUAL CENTER in Los Angeles is popular is not because it is the Gospel at all.  It is because it is a Cautious Gospel.  One that fulfills the flesh and leaves the spirit dry. It requires nothing. It's not because they are evil or that Michael Beckwith is some horrible man.  It is simply a Cautious Gospel. (no gospel at all) A message that leads to death. Death eternal.  That is however indeed an evil outcome in which I might question to Michael from whence he comes.
Michael Beckwith is not the only purveyor of this shaken not stirred martini on ice gospel.  The nightly pick me up Gospel.  

We have many Christians who claim Christianity bringing this same gospel.  It scares me to the core because we are living in an age where the Lost are not preferential guests of the church.  Where dark is too dark and broken is too broken.  Where lost is too lost and the power of our Power Sermon and sleek Jesus Pajamas won't buy us a seat in heaven or a soul to come with. As Christians our cry out for the lost os sometimes like our cry out for God.  We don't want them really too lost because it might require too much of us.  We don't always want too much of God in fear of what it might cost us.   In other-words we are a afraid to dive in too much in both ministering and being ministered to in fear of what we may be asked to do and when it comes to God in fear of what it might reveal about us.  We believe that keeping God at a religious distance is safe and because of these we see his children and the lost the same way.  Sadly it not just because of the devil but many pastors and people who speak in his name say that person is too far gone.  We sign seal and deliver and pre-qualify people for the gift of salvation.  As if it was ours to Give.   The GOSPEL IS NOT OURS. We are the voice and benefactor but not the person who gives salvation.  Because we have not laid down our own lives we believe people need to meet a requirement before the gift and eternal prize of Jesus Christ.  Because this darkness takes the forefront fear sets in and we become silent.

Evil is allowed to strive, take friends, destroy families, take wives and take our children hostage as well all in the name of appearance and image.  We are so afraid to shake and rattle the cage of the devil in fear we ourselves might get some infliced wound.  I'll admit this is scary.  It's not for the lighthearted.   It’s full of alot of spiritual and physical pain one can only say.  Is it worth it?
Truth is I think we are living in a place of false convictions much like Paul stated.  Paul said there is No Gospel without Jesus and more frightening is the idea that there is no Jesus without a Gospel.  In other words we are deathly afraid of the cost that this Gospel might cost that we are willing to see people devoured rather than stand up because we do not actually believe it and we are afraid.  This world is getting worse and worse and the end of this ride promises paradise but we are so afraid to live saved we want paradise to come now or live within our church walls and family to protect us.
The world is full of darkness and it's only getting darker.  The answer is not the Jesus pick me up. It's not the Church hump day, happy day or the Sunday Funday with Cookies donuts and picture show.  It's a Church full of the Holy Spirit ready to rattle some cages and rely on God and Trust in Jesus in the knowledge of this real and true Gospel.

I remember I was told when I accepted Jesus life would not be easier.  That was correct.  I remember hearing I would be a soldier and that I would go through spiritual battles.  That was correct.
Overall, my pain comes in knowing that I have given my life over to a marketing of the Gospel rather than the Gospel itself.  My fear is that those who really need Jesus are shut outside the doors of our churches. My pain I feel and weight at times  is the fact that when I gave my life to Jesus I gave it knowing I'd be on a battlefield.  I knew it would not be easy and I knew it would mean discomfort, pain and even sacrafice.

When the demon possessed comes into the church The solution is to pray for them in team and see that through Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit that no weapon formed against us shall prosper.  Sadly there is a minute few that believe that Jesus empowers them to have power over this darkness so many are left solo believing while others just stand by and look in saying.  “Does he realize that person is Possesed by an evil spirit?”
What are we doing in the church and what do our worship songs mean.  What truly is a dishonoring thing is when we RUN the other way when we have been called to this.
“As Christ’s soldiers, don't let yourself become tied up in the affairs of this life, for then you cannot satisfy the one who has enlisted you in his army.”
1 Tim 2:4
Do we honestly believe that this war that we have been called to is to feel a room up or the Kingdom? Do we think this war is about our church functions and programs? Do we feel that we have been called to Wednesday night prayer or to the darkened places where people have been beaten and eaten up by the world.  Look I am not saying these are not important and do not have their place all I am saying IS PLEASE do not mistake the battle.  If you do you will prepare the outside and not the inside.

You will prepare to look and sound good but will not fortify your heart for the attack of the enemy and the world around you.  When the brokeness of the world and the lost surround you will consider them a distraction rather than the battle you have been called for.  Then all you have given your life to is a Gospel of Cautious PERSUASION and Cafe Lattes (No Gospel at all) and trust me being a fan of coffee there is nothing wrong with Lattes but if you we're drinking one while your brother drowned to death you may argue the immediate value of Lattes and reconsider your approach to the Gospel.

I believe the truth is the enemy has blinded us from the real fight in hope we will pick up the banner to fight for our ministry, para-churh organizations, and churches and leave those in deep need of the kingdom discarded and forgotten outside the walls of the Kingdom. I don't want to answer to that before God. Do you?

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thorn




I have always wondered what it would be like 
to see blue skies and the like

where perfection meets rejection and 
those who once wronged you in strife.

Were released from the chains that binded them 
that binded me and set us free.

That dropped us like pride in the mist of religious insanity.

Brother, killing brother sister the same with words of shame and in the same breath bringing pain and playing the enemies game. 

Separating the gifted and the willing and the 
frayed and the afraid.

We have come so far yet sat pedaling in our own strength set limits and recommendations for those to climb the ladder of acceptance left to die in a shark tank.

We pray grace and for love and peace be with you and in another breath spew anger, disagreement and family feud and we hold our bibles clearly in view while pillaging the heart and un-grafting the adopted jew. 

Where do we forget what scripture asks that far from the grinding task of pride that states I need my words to be heard and my pain to be felt but really,  I want my pain to feel you. Ain't no dying to myself as long as I feel my feelings are more important than you.

From a far I sit with eyes cast down, removed your family from my list of lovely ones my temperature is lukewarm ready to spew and you sit there de-crowned and all I have waiting are lovely guns each with a bullet of hatred for you.

Where does this all end.  Where does it take us to?
This Thorn that is so firmly planted inside of me and inside of you.
Where God meets justice, and Confession meets Direction and My Crucifixion pleases you.

John 13:34-35
34“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Friday, March 03, 2017

The Revelation of a Mighty King!

I have been speaking to different groups that do not necessarily have the same views that I do and I am constantly encountered with the question of why I speak at places where my beliefs do not match. I am challenged that I am moving away from the cross.  In actuality I have never felt more near and more close to Jesus that I do now.  My writing in the last few months has been more pointed and the revelation moving forward like my Daughter who woke me up at 3am to share with me what God has told her is only becoming more apparent as I write.

I remember when she woke up she was fully aware and fully convicted that things are coming to an end.  I do not believe just like scripture says that people do not know the day or the hour but to assume that one who is full of the spirit could not feel the coming of a great and mighty king would seem strange and almost well un-biblical.

Clearly we know in part and we prophecy in part so I do not want to fail in this by stating or overstating something but the revelation of a great and mighty king is coming over his people and for those who have wandered.  Many different types of people are seeing and having dreams of Jesus in their sleep and the time is drawing near.

As people are beginning to create a line in the sand of what they believe and what they do not. People are taking stands against God in numbers never seen before and people are coming to God in the same record numbers a great bringing in of the Harvest is coming.  With the rings of Bells like a church the spirit resonates through every believer that now is the time to write, to worship, to pray to stand in the GAP for others as their fate will soon be set.

There must be an Urgency of a great and mighty King who is coming.  Outside of people believing or not believing in Jesus our Great King I can say to believe or not believe takes no power from who he is or what he will do when he comes.  There is a slight fear at times only because I am being honest that this God will not mince words.  His power will be great, his sword will be swift and his people who know him will recognize and those who do not will run in terror.  It is true I do not make these things up.

I am writing this as an olive branch to those who read but do not know the urgency that is here.  If you have not already notices a great divide is happening between the Sheep and the Goat.  There is a time where we must all hold claim to our relationship to God through Jesus Christ his son who came as a redeemer for all of mankind.  We can no longer blame the church or the bad representation of a Christian we had in our past who hurt us or those around us.  No longer is there a time to wait but to stand to pray and ask God into your life.

The Urgency for his Gospel and Good news in these Dark time has never been so important as it is today and everyday that passes grows only closer to a very important decision that needs to be made on your part.  Every day moving forward is an even more Urgent time for you to say YES.

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I will continually pray for you and fast for you as you make this decision because I know that the world and darkness in it does not let go easily.  I know this is not what you were expecting from my post. But the time is now a king is coming and he is looking for his Prince and Queens.  He is looking for his children and he will come with a great and mighty hand. Be Ready.

"If you check the historical facts surrounding other religions, you will find Buddha’s tomb is occupied, Mohammad’s tomb is occupied, and every other guru’s grave is also either occupied, or they have been cremated. But Jesus Christ rose from the dead! That event gave us more than a memory and a historical sentimentality or philosophy. He is the Risen Lord. The One who was raised from the dead and whose grave is not occupied. That does not give us a religion, but a presence full of power"  and a relationship to a Mighty God and Bridge to Salvation and Freedom the world has never known

In Christ Jesus,
James

Excerpt from Rob Rufus - Invading the Impossible

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Chained and Overpowered by Half Truths


THE TROUBLE WITH REVELATION




The interesting thing with revelation is not that it is particularly hard to find, however, it does come in small bursts and if you are not ready to see it, it will simply pass you by.  I feel even if there is a minuscule amount of revelation to this post that is worth it to seek his word for more wisdom as this truth is revealed.  Continue to see the Word of God for more of this truth.

It leaves us wanting more but we have to accept the core of the truth before we can go any further. Sometimes the core of the truth is the hardest for us to accept.  We have been convinced that to have no foundation is far better than to have one but to build a house with these same principles makes no sense so I doubt doing so spiritually will be a very good idea at all.  This is a half truth.  Perhaps having no foundation keeps you from a level of accountability but there is, in-turn no direction which defeats the point to begin the journey at all.

Today I heard something from someone I highly respect and honor. He said the half truths we allow in our lives become the Devil's full lies.  On the surface this sort of goes to be almost obvious.. Something that on the surface at least for a Christian seems pretty simple but something far bigger lies inside this statement.

Additionally Revelation without a foundation is deadly to vision.
Proverbs 29:18-19
18.Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. 19.
Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond.

THE POWER WE ALLOW OVER OUR LIVES

What if all the Half truth in our lives became the power the enemy had over our lives.  What if by accepting half truths by not understanding the word of God or fully knowing what the word of God says about a topic or idea had given the enemy the DEVIL himself or the evil of the world foothold into my life and those around me and even better how can I identify these half truths and see them for what they are and identify them in my own life.  Would this disarm the enemy at the very core of the lie? Making him hopeless to his old schemes. What if by spiritually even entertaining half truth gave entrance of those things into our lives?
Phillipians 4:8-9
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE - THE CORE LIE.

It all started at the TREE of Knowledge and to this day continues to cover the landscape of time.  To Social media and even to the news the lies continue and it is our sheer pride that keeps us from being awaken to this lie and captive by evil both created by ourselves and a snare created by the DEVIL himself.  Sometimes we create a rather fine line here with the desires of our heart and to be led by his word gives us a treasure and something even greater a secret if you will to disarm the devil in our lives and to disarm the evil in others.

If we look at the Tree of Knowledge what Lie did Satan say about the Tree.
He said..a simple word yes but.  This is why God says let you Yes's be your yes'es and your no's be your no's this is because evil starts at the core of a half truth. God in his infinite wisdom knew this.

John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
The Devil is the father of all the lies or from every half truth is birthed a FULL Lie.  We however give birth to it.  It has no power till we accept it. No power on it own till we own it.

Genesis 3:1-5 "God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."3 So, Adam and Eve gained knowledge of the difference between good and evil through direct experience, instead of through instruction by God. (This destroyed the need for relationship/nullifing the relationship between God and Man.)

God said eat of it an you will die God stated they would have knowledge of Good and Evil and What the devil said was a half truth he started with identifying the tree and saying yes...and then he nullified everything by leaving out the complete truth. We know that what Satan said was it will reveal knowledge this was true but what God told them was also truth.  It was complete truth but the information offered by Satan was a half truth.  A Deadly and life changing half truth. God never lied from that point Man was Dead to God without Redemption...Luckily God has a better plan and knew that man has a choice and he will choose because love requires choice.

To Identify this half truth would have changed the way the world have played out its creation story all -together changing the relationship between man and god and sin and redemption.  The Devil knew this. God however in his infinite wisdom knew that MAN has a choice and he made allowances because he is a GOOD AND GRACIOUS GOD. His complete truth. Overcame the half truth and his faithfulness comes through when the lie set to deceive became the Gospel of Truth of Redemption of Sin we now live as Christians.

THE CORE LIE DEFINED

Psalm 106:1
Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His loving kindness is everlasting.

The Core of the Lie is that God is Not Good. TO Accept this lie gave power to Evil and made the plot of Satan move forward.  If there would have been no doubt that God was good then there would have been no entertaining the idea to go against God's wishes.

The trick, in the end is to complete all the half truths with the full truths of the word of God.
So that the lies of the enemy can hold no ground and they become ineffective in our lives.

So let's identify these Truths of God In the Next Blog post and Find out how these Truths in Half can be devastating.