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This Is WHY The Church Is Impotent

How is it possible to be a Christian, to see what the early church in Acts was like and yet be powerless in the year 2016?

Most believers are content to go have a “soul lifting,” feel good worship service and then go back to their routine the rest of the week and then… go back and do the same thing over again, week after week after week.

They never see lives changed or the Bible alive in their life or the lives of those they pray for. They have repented of their sins, accepted Jesus Christ and some have even been baptized, but what is lacking, that they don’t seem to DO the works that Jesus said we would do “and greater?”
 
 

 
Jesus was recorded saying it in the Gospels…

John 14:12 12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

Mark 16:18 “they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Pass The Ketchup

Jesus is coming back soonYeah, yeah… Jesus is coming back soon. What does that mean? My friend and band mate from Mustard Seed Faith use to say that when we saw something that people were oblivious too or just didn’t care about anymore.

It basically meant, “who cares,” let’s just pretend like we never saw it and move on with our lives.

That’s what most people are doing and many Christians are too, but that day will be here and then no one will say, “Pass the ketchup.”

Lucifer Coming To Fox

defeated foe of JesusFox is the conservative channel, right? It’s the channel all good Christians watch, right? It’s not like those “left wing liberal” networks, right?

WRONG! Fox is still “media” and what they’ll be showing in programming will make many of the hosts on their other shows cringe with amazement!

What could be so bad? After all, they’re the “good guys” in a sea of liberal pagans and unbelieving chaos, right? Think again… (more…)

Greatest Conspiracy In History

tompWe always talk about the typical and wonderful events that Easter holds for those of us of the faith, but the greatest conspiracy surrounding the resurrection rarely is talked about. Until now…

It was the greatest “cover up” in the history of mankind, b/c it could have affected every man who has or will ever live!

What Is A Real Christian?

resting in JesusSome people don’t even know anymore what a Christian looks like unless it’s a Billy Graham or Mother Theresa.

But, it’s much more than what we appear to be to others in the world. It’s a relationship with God that has no substitutes.

Are You Willing To Hear 2

are you listening 2The Book of Revelation is a “foretelling” of events soon to come on the whole earth, but before that series of events was foretold to the Apostle John, Jesus had several messages He communicated to the churches and the church overall.

In Part 2 of “Are You Willing To Hear,” we see what Jesus message was for us and the message to the churches.

Child Friendly Satan?

This recent story about the satanists asking Oklahoma for permission to put their statue up may sicken you like it does me!

It may seem absurd – or given the moral state of the nation, appropriate — but the grounds committee for the Oklahoma State Capitol, the Preservation Commission, has been asked by The Satanic Temple, a group from New York, to place a privately funded statue of Satan, complete with pentagram and two fawning children at Lucifer’s knee, on the Capitol grounds near a monument of the Ten Commandments. (more…)

Are You Willing To Hear?

are you listeningThe Book of Revelation is a “foretelling” of events soon to come on the whole earth, but before that series of events was foretold to the Apostle John, Jesus had several messages He communicated to the churches and the church overall.

This is what these next few podcasts will be focused on because they are still the messages Jesus wants to communicate to His church. His body. His beloved.

Lord Lord

depart from meMany will say to Me on that day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?”

This is NOT the time that you want to be in the “many” category…

Do you really understand what it means to be a Christian? Maybe not…

The Greatest Transformation and Proof of Jesus Christ

apostle paulI’m sure there are some who might argue this point with me, but I’m convinced that this one man has served so many purposes for Jesus Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ.

This was the man that God wanted all along to replace Judas, he just didn’t know it yet… until that day!

His conversion occurred on the road to Damascus, but his life and call took him to the entire world!

When you take a man with zeal and commitment and direct him in the right direction, the results are amazing!

Are You Good Soil Yet?

Hebrews 10:36 says: For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and [carry away] [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.

Patience is a difficult task for most people and it’s not much different for a growing believer in Jesus Christ. We have a hard time disassociating the “fast food” mindset we know, from our Christian walk and obedience to God.

With think “fast” is good, but God thinks “patience” is good. Jesus taught the crowd one day this parable…

Luke 8:5 A sower went out to sow seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the traveled path and was trodden underfoot, and the birds of the air ate it up.

6 And some [seed] fell on the rock, and as soon as it sprouted, it withered away because it had no moisture.

7 And other [seed] fell in the midst of the thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it [off].

8 And some seed fell into good soil, and grew up and yielded a crop a hundred times [as great]. As He said these things, He called out, He who has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him consider and understand by hearing!

9 And when His disciples asked Him the meaning of this parable,

10 He said to them, To you it has been given to [come progressively to] know (to recognize and understand more strongly and clearly) the mysteries and secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that, [though] looking, they may not see; and hearing, they may not comprehend. (And if we are His disciples today, we must receive the same instruction from Our Lord.)

11 Now the meaning of the parable is this: The seed is the Word of God.

Jesus loves 12 Those along the traveled road are the people who have heard; then the devil comes and carries away the message out of their hearts, that they may not believe (acknowledge Me as their Savior and devote themselves to Me) and be saved [here and hereafter].

13 And those upon the rock [are the people] who, when they hear [the Word], receive and welcome it with joy; but these have no root. They believe for a while, and in time of trial and temptation fall away (withdraw and stand aloof).

14 And as for what fell among the thorns, these are [the people] who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked and suffocated with the anxieties and cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not ripen (come to maturity and perfection).

15 But as for that [seed] in the good soil, these are [the people] who, hearing the Word, hold it fast in a just (noble, virtuous) and worthy heart, and steadily bring forth fruit with patience. (The requirement here is that when they hear the Word, they do it! And because they do, they steadily bring forth fruit!)

16 No one after he has lighted a lamp covers it with a vessel or puts it under a [dining table] couch; but he puts it on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.

17 For there is nothing hidden that shall not be disclosed, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come out into the open.

18 Be careful therefore how you listen. For to him who has [spiritual knowledge] will more be given; and from him who does not have [spiritual knowledge], even what he thinks and guesses and supposes that he has will be taken away. (Knowledge here is the “revelation” of God’s Word from the Holy Spirit living in you and your sincere desire to understand and FOLLOW what He reveals. The good soil is a worthy heart.

The person that is only “thinking, guessing and supposing he is doing the formula, will have that understanding taken away from him. Because he does NOT have spiritual knowledge, only a form of godliness, like Paul wrote to Timothy.

When you’re choked and suffocated with the anxieties and cares or riches and pleasures of life, your fruit can’t come to maturity.

But you say, I’m very sincere about wanting to grow and know the Lord’s will for my life…

Sincere is NOT the same as “submitted” to His Lordship through “OBEDIENCE.” Then you’ll produce fruit as you abide in Him. You will steadily produce more fruit.

If you were able to be honest with yourself, you know there are probably areas in your life that you may still be holding onto. If Jesus doesn’t have your WHOLE heart, He’s not being allowed to be Lord of your heart. Jesus said, If you love Me, you will obey Me.”

John 14:21 The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.

[Luke 8:5-18 Courtesy of Amplified Version BibleGateway.com]

Too Narrow For You?

narrow gateYou know, just accepting Jesus as Savior is the beginning of an “abundant life.” Not the end.

So many Christians fall way short of the life Jesus intended for them.

In this podcast, you’ll discover what He meant when He said, I came that you might have life and that kind of life… MORE abundant!”

From Formula To Reality

Jesus Holding MeIf I don’t see tomorrow and I leave this earth soon, I am glad to present this message to my church family.

Too many Christians have lived way below the spiritual “poverty line” and will be very disappointed when they realize what they should have had in Christ Jesus, while they sojourned through this life as a human being.

This world is NOT our home. We belong to Jesus Christ. We were bought with a price. We are not our own. But these are not the best part of it all… THIS IS!

Resolution 2012

I don’t believe in making New Years resolutions that are things I decide to “DO.” (lose weight, exercise more, be nicer, reach my business goals… you know the usual stuff.)

Why? Because I’m a Christian. (You’re thinking, “what is he talking about?” Goals are good!)

I’m NOT saying it’s wrong to have goals and hopes and dreams, but I’m saying that anything you think you’ll be attaining from your own efforts is a weak “resolution.”

We need help. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be a “Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers” for people wanting to diet.

When we finally realize we need help too, we’ll be on our way to reaching God centered goals in our lives.

My goal for this year? Keep “religion” as far away from me and my family as possible… Happy New Year!

Its OK To Hate

spiritual pride

I’m sorry to say, the “spirit of religion” is still NOT dead!

When I got this email recently, I knew I had just seen the UGLY spirit of religion for myself…

The most “judgmental” people in the entire world are the religious people. The ones full of law and spiritual pride!

 

Day Will Come

They’ve been saying it’s coming for over 2000 years now! The great return of God’s only Son… for His church.

No, it hasn’t happened yet… YET, is the key word in this…

It only means it hasn’t arrived yet, but it WILL happen as sure as the sun rises over the earth in the morning.

 

Finished

mormonThis past weekend, I had visitors. I saw them walking down the street and knocking on the doors of my neighbors across the street and knew they would soon be at mine.

They haven’t been here in my neighborhood for a long time, so naturally, I did what I should do when they came and rang my doorbell…

Our Citizenship

movie starAre you a child of God. (The Most High God)?

Not the pretend god of this world…

Well, then… stop acting like you’re of the world.

Question In Heaven

under the alterThe world did NOT end today, as predicted by another false teacher and false prophet. Jesus told us when the end was near, but made it clear that NO man knows the day or the hour.

Never believe any prediction from any man, BUT, always “Be Ready” to go…

This podcast will explain the only question for those in heaven during the Great Tribulation.

He NEVER Loses

trophy winningIt’s the ultimate dream come true!

Imagine that no matter what race you entered, no matter what game you played… you would NEVER lose!

Well, that’s what Christians really have. They just don’t realize it many times.

Because Jesus did “what” He did, we can now “have” what He already possessed.

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