Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.
Wounds of the wounded are never to heal. They are spent days, mostly in anguish and lost in translation to their maker.
You live your life as that of a harlot. Spreading your legs for all men to view your nakedness. To have their way with you at every turn.
You drink strong wine and alcohol to numb the pain of your ways, hoping that the drug of choice will finally bring an end to your regret and sorrows.
Yet, it does nothing but cause more sadness.
Your actions are those of a harlot. One who spends her days enticing the naive and feeble minded, attempting to find joy when there is none to obtain.
Like a wailing Jackal in the wilderness who has lost her young, your desires are not fulfilled.
I have set a Standard in the high places. One on whom you can look and be fulfilled, but instead, you spend your wasted days looking to the fields which cannot fulfill; looking to the weeds which cannot produce fruit.
Turn to the Lord, the God of Heaven, and He will give you the rest you seek, but your head will not turn, your eye will not move.
Look to the One who’s mercy and love will never end, but your eye has found another lover and your heart has lost its way.
You! The harlot of your people. You seek to raise children and offspring who will worship God, but in spite of all your work, you only raise up more harlots among your family.
Your children are harlots of harlotry! Cursed among the people and left to their own desires.
They are far worse than you as they have no one to guide them for the blind guides which I have not sent, lead them down the wide road of destruction.
Their mouth is filled with indecency. They are not chaste. They have not learned righteousness or how to be holy as I AM.
They stretch out their hands to the wicked and beg for unrighteousness. Their plea to those who can never bring justice is futile.
The wickedness of their hearts is against Me, says the Lord of Heaven and Earth.
How would you want me to answer you? How would you desire that I set you free from this bondage?
Have I not provided a way in which to release you? Have I not been open and truthful about My plans and purposes?
I gave you a key to freedom and what did you do? How did you react?
I provide a way of escape and what was your decision?
You blame Me for your faults and your lack of fair judgement, but am I not the one who is innocent in this matter? Haven’t I answered you in the past and given you freedom?
Yet, you rejected My free gift. You spit in My face. You mocked Me. I set you free and you cursed Me.
You did not want My abundance. You did not want Me to be your savior.
Because of your pride and arrogance, you looked to the stars to save you. You looked to men, who cannot save, because they have muscles and pretty eyes, a flashy smile.
Have I not told you that this life is not for the swift of foot, nor is it for the strong or self-willed? Have I not informed you that horses and chariots will never save you in a time of battle?
Many days have gone by and My patience is wearing thin with this obstinate people.
I will not contend with you forever.
You have prostituted yourself to other gods which are not gods at all, and your children have followed in your footsteps. They too have become harlots just as their parents before them, yet they are worse.
How should I deal with your disobedience? Should I not judge you with righteous judgement?
Should I, the Lord of all creation, not have the right to lift My hand against you for your disobedience?
State your case that it may fall on My ears so I can hear your rationale.
If I did not let My people, Israel, go free from their iniquity which they committed against Me, then why should I let you go free?
The days are coming, declares the Lord of hosts, that I will judge the whole earth for its deeds. The great and small will stand before the judgement seat of My calling and I will either be their end, or I will be their life.
Choose wisely, oh sheep.
Make haste to wash yourselves in the pool of my radiance, for I can make you clean. I can wash away every stain from your soul.
Your name will be changed to a righteous name if you would only look to me and turn from your wickedness.
I Am the Lord. The Son of the Living God. The One who is and who is to come.
My name is Holy.
Be holy, for I Am Holy!
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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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 robbers’ den.”
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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There’s this ongoing dialogue between two bloggers that has me intrigued.
One of the bloggers is a devout Christian, and the other … isn’t.
They have both been debating about the life they decided to follow, and each has expressed their own view point with the hope that the other will see their viewpoint more clearly, and maybe that will happen someday…but based on my 43 years of experience in dealing with people…I don’t see that happening anytime soon.
Recently, a comment was made by the non-Christian that struck a cord in my heart and resonated to the depths of my soul.
That comment was this…
“…but I am comfortable with my level of sinning plus I do not think I want eternal life.”
First off, and let me be VERY clear about this…
NOT ONE PERSON on this Earth should ever be “comfortable” with any level of sinning.
Sin is anti-good, anti-righteous, anti-holy, anti-loving, anti-positive, anti-truth and it’s what keeps humans from living a life of pure contentment and pure joy.
Most of all…sin is temporary and its desire is for every human being on this planet to turn away from the true love of God who created us to be in HIS image.
Sin destroys, sin lies, sin hates, sin corrupts, sin confines, sin is UNcontrollable and for those reasons it’s extremely disappointing to hear someone admit they are “comfortable with their level of sinning”, but I understand why some people would say that. It’s because of their ignorance of the subject. They don’t realize they are in bondage and slavery to the thing that is master over their mind, body and soul.
The second part of that comment, “plus I do not think I want eternal life,” was very disheartening as well, but I understand why they said it. They don’t know the God I know and therefore think that God is a hard, difficult, authoritative, unkind, judgmental God and because they have that belief, they don’t want to spend any time with Him in this life or the life thereafter.
Sadly, they have believed the lies that the evil one has told them and have failed to recognize the God of Heaven, the creator of all things as the loving, merciful and compassionate God that He is.
That He’s a God of forgiveness and that He doesn’t hold our sins and trespasses against us when we come to Him by faith. They refuse to believe in Him as the Father of all things and fail to understand that because we have sinned, He has every right (as any truly loving father would) to judge humans and discipline humans according to His righteousness and holiness. That means there are consequences to your sinful actions, thoughts and words.
However, in God’s great mercy, He made the decision long ago to save the world through Himself.
This is a concept that many humans don’t want to accept or believe in…that Jesus was conceived of by the Holy Spirit and born a man but remained in the Father while He preached the lovingkindness of God while living among His own creation…then He sacrificed His life…the life of God Himself, so that the Father would be able to reconcile the world back unto Himself through His Son.
because no one has greater love than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
And because nothing can ever defeat God, Jesus was raised from the dead by His own hand and all who look upon Jesus with the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things unseen, would be saved from death into an eternal life with, by and through God and Jesus.
But humans don’t want to be “controlled”. They don’t want to live by “rules”, so they think living in sin (disobedience and rebellion) is freedom, but it’s far from that. It’s slavery and bondage to the very thing that will destroy them.
God is Life, Love, Kindness, Mercy, Compassion, Hope, Truth, Righteousness, Holiness…
Sin is hate, idolatry, lies, murder, filth, selfishness, corruption, destruction, death…
You have a choice…continue to live in bondage/slavery to sin and know that the outcome is a horrible one … OR … turn away from it and look at Jesus and He’ll show you God the Father and you can live in Bondage to Righteousness and Holiness with the outcome being life and abundant joy with an inheritance to an eternal kingdom.
It’s pretty pathetic to choose sin and death over Righteousness and Life, but sadly many are they who choose the path of destruction because they just can’t get past their own stupidity and foolishness.
How pathetic is that? — I’ll leave you to debate that question with yourself.