How Long Shall the Land Mourn?

 

And Jeremiah prayed to the LORD…

How long is the land to mourn and the vegetation of the countryside to wither?  

For the wickedness of those who dwell in it, animals and birds have been snatched away, because men have said, “God will not see our latter ending.”

Jeremiah 12:4

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Spurning God

 

And the LORD said…

“How long will this people spurn Me?

And how long will they not believe in Me, despite all the signs which I have performed in their midst?”

Numbers 14:11

Oh the Hypocrisy

A young woman posts photos online about her hunting experiences.  She receives death threats from those who don’t agree with her point of view.  

A young man makes a mistake and accidentally causes the loss of life of a young child.  Those who hear about it and have strong opinions about the matter make the decision to send him death threats. 

A politician states a conservative or liberal view in an article or interview.  Those who don’t agree send them death threats. 

I have news for you people… 

Those threats didn’t come from guns, knives, explosive devices or any other form of weaponry.  They came from people. 

They came from people who don’t have boundaries anymore.  People who believe they have the “right” to threaten someone with violence if they don’t agree with their way of thinking.  

People. 

It’s pathetic that humanity has become such a cruel and vicious beast, yet no one is wise enough to recognize that humans are the lone reason violence exists. 

 

 

 

Secularization, Pluralization, Privatization – Part 2

“The moment you open your mouth to contradict the law of non-contradiction, you’re actually affirming it!”

– Ravi Zacharis

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The truth is still truth even if you don’t agree…

 

If you run a red light or a stop sign, you know that you broke the law.  

It doesn’t matter if you didn’t cause an accident, the truth is that you broke the law and you know you broke the law because the law says…don’t run a red light and don’t run a stop sign.  

But the world today wants to tell you that running a red light or a stop sign is okay because the law was meant to be broken if it feels okay to you.  

The world will tell you that as long as you feel okay with running the red light or the stop sign, you’re not doing anything wrong because you didn’t hurt anyone.  They will tell you that breaking the law is up to you because it just depends on how you feel.  

So what if everyone feels okay with running red lights or the stop signs?  Wouldn’t that create a mass amount of chaos?  

You see, the law, not to run a red light or a stop sign, isn’t there to protect you from other people.  Whether you agree or disagree, the fact remains…the law was written to protect you from the one person that would bring you the most harm…

The law was created to protect you from yourself.

YOU …don’t lie.

YOU …don’t commit murder

YOU …don’t covet

YOU …don’t steal… and so on and so forth.

Yet the world wants to proclaim that the law wasn’t created to protect you from yourself.  The world wants to proclaim that the law wasn’t created for any other reason than a simplistic guide for others to not harm you…but, of course, that’s only based on how they feel at that given moment.

yet!!… God himself is looking you in the eye and stating quite clearly…

YOU!!    YOU!!!    YOU!!!!!!!  

Obey the law!!!  

And when you don’t obey the law, there are repercussions.  

Also, there are repercussions for being repeatedly disobedient to God’s law, which brings us to  Romans 1: 18-32

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.  For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

You may disagree with God’s commandments.  You may not agree with God’s plan.  You may not agree with the word of God. Heck, you may not agree with the law of God, but the truth still remains…No matter how much you disagree with God’s commandments, plans, words or laws…that does not nullify any of them, and living a life of disobedience to God will only lead you to one place…

Separation from God for all eternity.  

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There’s a common lie being spread through the churches today that God accepts you just the way you are, but based on Romans 1:18-32 that message just is not true.  

God will not accept blatantly disobedient people.  

God will not accept those who blatantly disregard His laws and commandments or live a life that is contrary to His truth.  

God will not accept any person who’s lives are filled with wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; gossip, slander, hate of God, insolence, arrogance, boasting, inventions of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving or unmerciful.

The truth is, God will only accept those who’s heart is humble and who express true feelings of remorse affected by the guilt of wrongdoing..in one word:  contrite.

God will tolerate disobedience for only so long…

Word to the wise….Don’t test the patience of God.      

 

 

Pathetic Promotionals

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I gotta tell ya, I’m really sick and tired of listening to christian radio or watching christian television broadcasts and having 15 minute sermonettes with 15 minute smatterings of book/travel/CD/video promotions.

I remember when christian radio programs were about bible teaching and how to live your life as a dedicated follower of the LORD Jesus, not promotional mediums to sell some fluff-n-stuff that a long-winded pastor wrote while taking an extended vacation to the Holy Land with their devoted supporters.

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Radio has been around for many years and with it, the introduction of marketing and promotions.  However, since the introduction of television and the internet, pastors and churches are able to reach more homes in less time.  This has resulted in pastors hiring marketeers who now use as much pathetic mainstream media to promote the many works of the person behind the pulpit as well as other frivolous items they deem ethical enough to show the world how ‘devoted’ a person is to the LORD Jesus.  

Marketing ploys have become more elaborate and devious in recent years.  This is done to entice a broader audience into buying something that is pathetically worthless in value, but since preaching is now a place of great profit for the highly educated pastor, it’s a great place to sell goods and services or to promote a creation that will never actually prove to the world how ‘godly’ a person really is.   

Quite pathetically, those in the marketing business know how to manipulate the masses of cattle who tend to be really good followers.  They cloak their messages around churchian phrases that are misleading to the unsuspecting.

Pathetically, the church has become a place for self-promotion, self-glorification, self-approval and self-satisfaction.

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Wow.  What a great message about Pathetic Promotionals.  If we really take to heart what’s been said here, I really believe we can learn how to watch and listen for the schemes of the pathetic promotions.   

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PUH – THA – TIC!!!! 

Have we forgotten the words of the LORD Jesus?  Have we become so dull in our hearing, dull in our learning, dull in our service to the God of Heaven that we don’t know when we’re being duped or misled?

As Jesus was quoted in Mark 11:17 saying:  “And He began to teach and say to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a robbersden.”

Or when the LORD Jesus spoke these words to Isaiah the prophet: “Even those I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer.  Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples. – Isaiah 56:7

By marketing the books and plates and clothes and trips, the house God that was built to be a house of PRAYER has been converted by humans to be a robber’s den!  

A den of thieves!!!!

Sadly, the people of this world have fallen away to serve another God that is not the God of Heaven.  They serve want and gluttony, pride and arrogance, hopelessness and despair, but they do so to their own folly“…and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. (Heb. 5:11)”

How utterly disappointing that the church has become so very, very commercialized that they have resorted to pathetic promotions and turned the house of God…a house of PRAYER…into a robber’s den.  

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“If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”  – Joshua 24:15

 

 

 

Hypocritical Perfection

“I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections … we need to take action,” — Barack Obama (Dec 2016)

Really?  Well, I find that to be pathetically hypocritical since…

“State officials testified at a congressional hearing this week that undocumented immigrants granted amnesty under President Barack Obama’s executive orders can illegally register and vote in elections, The Washington Times reported.  The officials said that the driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers aliens will be granted under new federal regulations delaying deportations for millions of illegals have created a major voting loophole.”  – Newsmax Friday, 13 Feb 2015

Barack Obama will go down as the only U.S. President to perfect talking out of his ass and both sides of his mouth at the same time.