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No Sugar Coating…..

sugar coated preaching

 

Many want to hear about the loving and forgiving side of God. It is TRUE! God, the Father of Creation, is a loving and forgiving God. This is what He demonstrated through the Mission and the Commission that He gave His Son, Jesus Christ. His Love is UNCONDITIONAL …..His Forgiveness is ENDLESS. He proved that to the point of sending His Son, to die for saving Mankind, His Most Prized Creation, from His Eternal Wrath.

However, here’s the side of God, the Father of Creation that we often forget about. With the introduction of sin, in the Garden of Eden, by the Serpent…with Adam and Eve eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, we should not intentionally test God’s Unconditional Love and Endless Forgiveness. God always excused and excuses ignorance (which means not having the knowledge of what is right and wrong). However, He does not excuse it when we have heard the truth of what is right and wrong, and with the choices we make with our freewill. Now, please do not misunderstand, God KNOWS that we may fall off the path to the Eternal Kingdom (that is those of us that decide with our freewill to follow the path that is less travelled of Unconditional Love, Nonviolence, and Mercy…that is those that are the ways of God’s Divine Laws of Love), because He knows the weakness of human nature. Based on the spiritual battles occurring in the heavenly realm between good and evil, human strength, which is restricted by earthly parameters does not stand a chance against things that require a SPIRITUAL strength. As a result, victory can only come from the most powerful spiritual source….God, the Father of Creation, who says He does not define Himself by the ways of this world, but is beyond them.

In this day and age, with the endless knowledge at our fingertips, there is no excuse in the Eyes of God, in doing what is wrong, out of our own freewill. This is why God says, He does not like lukewarm believers. This means that we have to keep not only our actions in check, in front of God, the Father of Creation…..but also our thoughts, as well. Keeping in check requires changing from the ways of our sinful human nature. It requires an unconditional love, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, to which will help those who ask for His Guidance, to discern the deception of evil. God loves unconditionally to the point of giving us the CHOICE EVERYDAY that we live on this earth, to chose right over what is wrong…that violate His Divine Laws of Love, in the Eternal Kingdom. We should hold ourselves accountable to this, with each day we are given to live on this earth. With the knowledge of what is right and wrong in the Eyes of God, the Father of Creation, Jesus Christ showed us through His Teachings…His Life, Death, and Resurrection on the Cross, that we should be just as vigilant over ourselves, in holding ourselves accountable in the Eyes of God. I think many believers in God, are too busy doing it to others, that they forget to do it of themselves. With having a faithful relationship with Our Creator, Jesus showed us that we will also have the confidence of where we stand in our paths to the Eternal Kingdom, based on the wisdom that He reveals to us in Our Prayer Closets.

If we chose to travel the path most travelled to which Jesus Christ has said is the road to destruction, it will lead to our own personal destruction, in the Eyes of God. We are given endless opportunities in our lives…given the opportunities till our last breath on this earth….but once that earthly life is over, your story in God’s Eyes….has already been written, and awaiting for review of the Final Eternal Destination of the soul. This is why it is required to do a daily repentance….of our thoughts, actions, and words. Those who are shackled to the ways of this world….to which God said, His Ways are not a part of…will not understand this. However God is omnipresent, and sees all, to the very souls of Mankind. And though with the knowledge of what is right and wrong in His Eyes is known by His Children…..He saw something that was still in the reflection of His Original Greatness for Mankind, that was worth enough for allowing His Son, Jesus Christ, to walk amongst them….to live amongst us…..to die as one final plea to chose right in accordance to the Divine Laws of Love of the Eternal Kingdom….as His Love Song to us.

God gives us the choice everyday…so let’s try to keep ourselves in check, and chose wisely.

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What Makes Us Human…(Part 1)

WhatMakesUsHuman

 

God makes us unique; yet we are made in His Image. What does this mean? By finding the answer to this, we truly find the answer to the following questions:

 

1) The parameters that makes us Human Beings

2) The reason why we are given the Grace of God, through His Son, Jesus Christ

3) How it is vital to have a daily relationship with God, the Father of all Creation and Universe

4)  The importance of perspective, when it comes to our faith in God

5) The meaning of true Freedom

6) Seeing the true things that matter in this world

7) Seeing the great power of God, and how truly we can not be gods ourselves

8) Seeing the restrictions of our human capacity, in comparison to the God who created us.

 

So how does God make us unique? It is through the soul that evolves within each human being, created at the time they were conceived in their mothers’ wombs. It is not only the soul itself; but the evolution of this soul. You see, we are born as sinners. This resulted with Adam and Eve falling to Satan’s temptation in the Garden of Eden, by using their freewill in choosing to rebel against God’s Instructions to them, and listening to Satan. Though originally created in purity, God always gave Mankind the choice to remain that way or not.  The evolution of the soul, through the choice of how to use this freewill, is what makes us, human beings. We are made in God’s Image, because we followed His Divine Laws of Love, up until our point of conception in our mothers’ wombs, to which He put His Thumbprint on the souls that are conceived. We should not compromise this Thumbprint, for the sake of obtaining the things of this world; because its ways are not that defined by God’s Divinity; but by those that rebel against God’s Sovereignty, and made His most precious of creations to rebel with them against It.

The evolution of a soul comes as a result of many things in our earthly lives; but mainly, in 3 components (in what I have found): our thoughts, actions, and intentions. These are the very things that we have a CHOICE in using our FREEWILL on. Because we are born as sinners, our natural instincts….natural impulses in such things,  are not always in accordance to God’s Laws of Divine Love. In fact, it only serves the self. We must make the CHOICE with our FREEWILL to pursue DIVINE TRUTH. When we do, in a loyal, steadfast manner, we will begin to see…to feel, how our soul is evolving. What makes us human is our choices in SELF CONTROLLING these sinful natural instincts and impulses, that serve only the SELF. God created Mankind, to make all creations live in perfect harmony with each other. There is nothing of the SELF, in such a role, but actually a SELFLESSNESS in this. The Human Being will begin to realize how the love and needs of others, should come before their own, to maintain this harmony.

(PART 2 to come….)

Thank you Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr….

In honor to the man who broke many unjust social barriers, with Jesus Christ and Mahatma Gandhiji, as his example….

Thank you Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King Jr.

Spiritual Thinking Vs. Spirit Filled Thinking: Manmade Thinking vs. Divine Thinking

Quote of God's Wisdom

In this day and age, there are many travelling on a spiritual journey. Many trying to seek answers to the things of this world; through a force or source that is not of this world. Essentially I think this all comes down to one common understanding amongst Mankind, that human logic has its limitations. And that there is a Higher Force/Source out there that can provide insight to things within our lives. Yes, the proof that there is Existence in God.

But what is the difference between “spiritual” and being “spirit filled”? I often debated this very principle in my mind. And to be honest, I’m still not quite clear on this. However, there is one thing that I have come to understand for certain is that there is a different in approach and way of thinking. While spiritual thinking emcompasses numerous schools of thought; spirit filled thinking is guided by one certain belief. For me, the conclusion that I have come to is that if one is certain in what they believe in, once can emcompass both. However, for the betterment of Mankind, we have to be mindful of whether we are guided by Divine Thinking, or by that which is not so divine. This is the struggle that Mankind has encountered since Adam & Eve fell to sin, in the Paradise of Eden. A struggle that God is very much aware of. This is the very reason why God’s Graces and Love is so abundant and endless in supply, that He gives us the FREEWILL to choose to seek His Divine Logic. He gives us till the last breath in our earthly bodies to seek and find this, so that not only will be “Spiritual”, but also “Spirit filled“. I think out of the 2, it is most hardest for man to become, “spirit filled”. Being divinely spirit filled, truly does require you to break away from the ways of this world; and to even not give in to human nature (which is vulnerable to sin). God says He is not of the ways of this world; but beyond them. And Jesus has said that “Truth is not seen or heard; but felt…”; which requires us to rely on logic and guidance that is in ways of Love, Peace, and Nonviolence, which all require a strength that is beyond our human nature.  If it was within our human nature, the world would not exist in the current condition that it is.

Does anyone every achieve, the balance between the 2? Very few. It is a lifelong journey, to which only the Higher Source, God, can determine if that balance was achieved. However, while we are on our spiritual journeys, we will begin to see a difference in our way of thinking. And such a journey will become the focus of our entire existence. Once this thinking has become engrained in us, and has taken root, it will ben reflected in our everyday actions. What we have to realize is that because this is a lifelong journey, to which God, Himself, determines the beginning and end of it, we will have a constant struggle between falling on and off the path. The most important thing is to get back on. God knows this struggle so much of us, which is why He sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to reestablish the direct pathway that we once had with the Father of Creation, that was originally destroyed by the introduction of sin by Satan, in the Garden of Eden, and with Adam & Eve’s fall to this sin. He wanted us to tap back into His Endless Unconditional Love, to be guided by His Multidimensional Logic, which defies all boundaries that have defined this world. That is why those who have a balance between the two, see what it means when God says His Ways are not of this world, but beyond them. That the ways that truly considered great in the Eyes of God, are quite the contrary to what the world defines as great.

The prime example of this is to see how a little infant or child lives their life.  The things that we would consider as the simplest of things in this world, is what brings great joy to a child. They have no fear to love; and at the same time, very sensitive to the pain the world can cause them. Yet at the same time, they quickly move on, to continue on loving. Haven’t you ever seen a child being more amused by the box or wrapping paper that their toy gift, came in? They are often ok playing by themselves; or even playing with others. They are often content “beating to their own drum/tune”; so to speak. God speaks to these pure hearts quite often. Because it has not been jaded by the ways of this world. This is what God means to have “faith like a child”. To reach our fullest potential, spiritually, we must not allow for the ways of this world, to jade our hearts and souls. Otherwise this could block out God, and His Divine Enlightenment in our lives.

Remember, Divine Logic are ways that understand that the creation can never be equivalent to the Creator; and not having the authority to determine which of the Creator’s creations to eliminate or not. A way of NONVIOLENCE. It is a way to which is confident in the spiritual enlightenment one has found, and will have unshaken LOVE and PEACE in such a heart and soul, despite the chaos in the world around them. This lifelong journey is one that God asks for us to be in constant communication with Him. To experience a type of Unconditional Love that fill every void that a human soul could experience by the ways of this world. Such a soul reflects this spiritual balance….and is undeniable by all that come in contact with it.

Living by Example…..

Sons of God

As Christians we have to understand that Jesus did not come here to establish a religion. I believe many of us Christians are misrepresenting Christianity, just by seeing how others view us as….as people that are intolerant to anyone other than Christians. This is enirely untrue; we would be misrepresenting Jesus Christ, if this is how we are coming across, to nonbelievers. Just look at how Jesus conducted His Ministry while He roamed this earth? He never discriminated by the class of people He associated with. Instead He said, “I have come here to be the Pysician of the spiritually ill.” He chose His Disciples from all different walks of life; and preached to both believers and non-believers. And when He died on the Cross at Calvary, He did not only die for Christians. He died for ALL OF MANKIND. He came here to show us, how God wants us to lead our earthly lives. Jesus endured all the human trials, any human being could endure on this earth….but fought through all the temptations of the devil to get Him off of God’s Path, and still live accordingly to God’s Laws. Of course Jesus had the strength of God within Him, being the Son of God. There is only ONE Jesus Christ. We are humans, and we must request that strength from God, so that we can endure the trials Satan throws at us, to throw us off the Path of God.

As the days go by, we see Jesus’ Name and any memory of Him, trying to be eliminated on this earth. Christians are being perseuted in all of the four corners of the world, on every continent, purely for their belief in Jesus Christ. There are many each day that die in the Name of Jesus Christ. Women, Men, and even Children who simply are not using force, but killed for preaching the God’s Gospel. CHIRSTmas Time, has now become “Holiday” Time; or “Xmas” time, as if to “X” out the CHRIST. We see images of Him being taken down. I think one person put it best when they said, it seems when people refer to “religious freedom” that they mean “free from religion”. Why would Jesus, as the Son of God, come to earth? What we have to understand is that Jesus Christ came to this earth to establish God’s Way of Life, which are ways of nonviolence, tolerance for differences, and uncondtional love and forgiveness. In fact, Jesus came back to reestablish a new code of conduct through is Golden Rule of, “Do Unto Others, As You Would Have Done Unto You.” He also said, “The old law says, eye for an eye. I have come to correct that, and you must turn the other cheek.” When God says He is not of the ways of this world, we as CHRISTians, just as Jesus CHRIST did must not react in accordance to our sinful human nature. Jesus not only told us, but showed us through His Life and death, that we must live in ways of Love.

God loved us so much, that He wanted to save us from being permanently in Evil’s Hands. Evil intended to keep us within our sinful human nature, which Satan soiled upon introducing sin into the Garden of Eden. So God Decided in order to restablish Mankind’s Pathway back to Him, He needed to send down a part of Himself, to show us one final time, how we are to live in accordance to His Ways, while living on this earth, and to die, in order to conquer Evil’s grasp over Mankind, and to take on Mankind’s sins, as His Own. The Ultimate Act of Selfless, Unconditional Love.

Only Evil will think by limiting earthly images, silencing God’s Servants, pictures and books of God’s Gospel, or anything having to do with Jesus Christ, will make Mankind forget who Jesus Christ is, and what He did to conquer Evil. As Christians, especially, we should have God’s Words…His Life Example…and His Selfless Act of Love at the Cross, so engrained within ourselves…in our hearts and souls, that we would not need such earthly reminders to be the cornerstone of our faith in God. God has to have taken root within your own heart and soul. He has planted those seeds of His Connection to you, at the time you were conceived in your mother’s womb. And just like anything else, if you care about the relationship, to make it stronger, you must spent time nurturing it, so that it can become more resistant to evil’s destruction. For those roots to become stronger; for God’s ties to you to become stronger.We were created from God. When earthly logic has failed us, we innately go to God for help. It is moments like these that allow for us to break away from this world (which is now running rampantantly with evil) and allow God to enter and take even deeper root with you, than before.

Jesus Christ wanted for our lives to represent what He is; and to remember and believe in the teachings He lived while roaming on this earth. If we require to go to statues, or pictures in order to be reminded of our faith, that don’t we become idol worshippers, which is in violation of the Laws God handed over to Moses, with the 10 Commandments? Jesus showed us through His Life, that we are to live God’s Gospel with our lives. The moment we become hung up on such earthly reminders, can we claim that we are strong in our faith?

We should not allow for intolerance of our faith, where evil is trying to suppress the memory of Jesus Christ, or even discredit His Teachings and Death on the Cross for Mankind’s Salvation. At the same time, we must remember that Evil has not succeeded thus far in ridding the memory of Jesus Christ, even after 2,000 years since His Death. It is from perpetual belief by Christians to spread God’s Gospel, and in remembering Jesus Christ’s Death on the Cross, that we remember how much God Loves Mankind, and that He saw us worthy enough to sacrifice His Own Son, to take away the sins of the world. But we must conduct ourselves in the way Jesus Christ did, to Honor God, and to be able to enter the Gates of Paradise. God called us, as we see with the example of Jesus Christ’s Life and Death, to be nonviolent, loving, forgiving, and tolerant…to uphold His Divine Laws of Love. While upholding God’s Laws, He was falsely accused and convicted of a crime He did not commit…but He turned the other cheek…to the point of Death on the Cross, in order to uphold God’s Divine Laws of Unconditional Love.

How strong is your faith? Is it strong enough to follow God’s Divine Laws of Uncondtional Love; to the point of not giving in to sin stained, human nature…and “turn the other cheek”, just as Jesus Christ showed us?

Defend God and His Goodness At All Costs

 

In this day and age, it is becoming harder and harder to distinguish between God‘s Goodness, and the false deception of Evil.  This is why Jesus Christ has said, that “Truth is not seen or heard; but felt.”  So what did Jesus Christ mean by saying this to Pontius Pilate?  Well this is what I understand from it.

There will come a time that even the things we see and hear within our lives will be quite deceiving.  It is will be hard to determine if it is the actual truth of God, or the lies of Satan.  Since Satan was at one point, one of God’s highest ranked of Arch Angels (as Lucifer), would he not know the words of God, just as Michael and Gabriel?  Of course.  What is the difference when it is professed by Satan?  He knows how to twist the truth within those words to work for this goal and intention…and that is to keep us away from entering the Kingdom of God.  And why would he do that?  For one simple reason….as revenge against God, for kicking him out of the Kingdom.  He wants to keep each one of us from the eternal happiness and joy  that he knows that exists in God’s Kingdom.

How do we counter the Deception of EvilIt is by having a relationship with God.  We must daily have a communication with God, and tap into His Words of Love….and what you will see unfold before you, upon the development of this relationship is wisdom that is beyond all human logic, and felt within yourself.  And a feeling of fearing nothing of this earth, and anything of evil.  You will become faithful in updholding God’s Truth, at all earthly costs.  Becaust THIS  is what becomes more important than anything else that one knows within themselves.  Your conscience will become so rooted in seeking God and His Words of Truth…that anything that you do within your life will be counter checked by the wisdom that God reveals to you, in your realationship with Him. Your conscience will not be clear until it is cleared by God’s Approval….of things being set right with Him.

What people forget is that God did not call for all of us to PERFECT.  He called for us to be faithful in seeking Him, no matter how lost we get within this world…now running rampant with Evil.  Yeshu Christu came to this Earth…to show us how to defeat Evil and its works.  He showed us through His many miracles, and healings…that God is willing to forgive anything…as long as we seek that forgiveness from Him.  It can not be a simple request…but a longing of the heart and soul…. that is yearning to change.  God sees all of that…..and will reward accordingly.

It is not by what we achieve on this earthly realm that determines our success in God’s Eyes, but by the extent we go to uphold God’s Truth that determines this.  God sees that, not matter how much evil tries to throw God’s Faithful off track.  Jesus did it to the point of death on the Cross….and those who were truly transformed by Jesus’ Example all did the same….in a way of Nonviolence…Love….and Peace.  Jesus regained the Earth and Mankind, upon dying on the Cross at Calvalry.  It is now up to us, to use the tools that He gave us to uphold God’s Truth and Love…..no matter the earthly cost.

As the end of times grow nearer…we see it is harder to determine what is God’s Truth and Satan’s Deception.  Jesus said that God’s Truth if felt….that feeling can only come through developing a daily relationship with God…so that He can help you discern that truth from deception.  It is a spiritual battle now…..and no earthly tool or weapon can hold up in such a battle….only a spiritual one.  Become stronger in your faith…for that tool is the only weapon you will have against evil.  Evil wants to confuse you…don’t let him do that.  By becoming stronger in your faith…..your heart and soul will not be shaken.  Because you have a God that is beyond the world’s ways (that are grounded in evil)….and fighting for you.

 

Famous sayings of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

 

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

 

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

 

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

 

“My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.”

 

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”

 

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

 

Patience means self-suffering.”

 

“The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children”