6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written:“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love him—
1 Corinthians 2:6-9
Lest we forget and make the mistake of thinking that the message is from us, we must remember it is the Word of God that we share. Intended for those who are willing to accept God Jehovah and Jesus Christ into their hearts. It was never meant to placate and sway those who desire to have their sins excused, only for those who regret, repent and accept the love of God and the sacrifice He willingly made, of which His birth was a wondrous step on a path leading to redemption and a promise! For those who allow the Holy Spirit in, the birth of Christ,our redeemer is a wonderful thing indeed.
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20 Signs You Are Living in a Progressive Utopia
It can be said that progressivism at its core seeks to turn the world upside down.
It is an ideology and a tactic of modern-day Sophists who seek to replace facts with narrative, justice with injustice, morality with immorality and virtue with vice — but it does so with a smile on its face.
Consequently, in order to identify whether one is in fact living in a progressive Utopia, one merely needs to identify instances in one’s society, economy and political system, themselves a natural outgrowth of the culture (itself an outgrowth of the ideas that a people has imbibed), in which facts, logic and history have been shoved aside in favor of the whims of the wise collective.
Here are 20 signs that you might be living in such a blissful place:
1) When the executive branch has effectively become…
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Unimaginable. To think that a young girl, barely marriageable, was chosen to be the vessel God would use for the birth our Savior, Jesus Christ. And even more unimaginable is her Faith in whom she heard this Good News!
“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45
The New Testament reflects what the Prophet Isaiah said regarding the birth of The Redeemer:
So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet [Is 7:14], saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:22-23
Why was Mary so special to God for Him to choose her? It has to be assumed that Mary’s heart to some…
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I was reading a news story this morning about a young man, 21, who got his girlfriend, 14, pregnant and when she refused to get an abortion, he smothered her with a pillow. Upon being arrested, he confessed his crime but asked if they thought he would get community service. Unless your heart is dead, stories like this should chill you to the very depths of your soul!
Our children are being raised to consider killing of others as routine, as if life has no value. It starts from the moment of conception with a lack of responsibility for the life in the womb, to seeing a dying person on the street. Our children are being taught not to take responsibility for their own actions but instead preaching and teaching revenge. They are saying, a life for a life and quoting the bible in justify this mindset. As if somehow this negates their responsibility. And yet this is a deliberate misinterpretation of the bible and neglects to take Jesus Christ message into account. In doing so they are rejecting Him, and whomever rejects the Son rejects the Father!
Many of these same people, leaders, Pastors, and average people alike, make no hesitation to encourage, and often demand the right to kill innocents in the womb. Their children grow up often knowing that their siblings were discarded as if they were just rubbish to be discarded as quickly as possible. How can children grow to value, much less hold sacred, any life! Many of them don’t even hold their own life sacred. After all, what meaning does it hold? They see no future, no value in existence, and no hope of ever knowing anything different.
And yet others who claim the mantle of Christianity, hide behind doors, shake their heads and the inhumanity and the loss caused by God not being in their hearts! Hypocrites!!!! Cowards!!! How are these individuals to hear God’s word if those who know it and are commanded to share neglect to do so! Excuse are easy to make, you don’t want to offend, they don’t want to listen, separation of church and state, respect of other religions! Who do you follow?
God is supposed to be first!!!! Before government, look to Daniel!!!! If you are afraid to offend man, know this, you are offending God!!! Is your faith so small you are worried about offending those who can only influence your life currently, or the One that holds your external future in His hands!!!!!!
Man is the only creature God gave the ability to make a choice! If man chooses wrong, he pays a price. That is the difference! We have a responsibility to make sure that others know this!!!!
The easy way to approach our future when we have been victims is to embrace that very victimology as if it was our shield. Unfortunately when we do that we cloak ourselves so very well that it becomes harder and harder for us to see past it and allow anyone or anything past it. Including God. We eventually get to the point where all we we see is our victimization. It becomes our life, our very reason for existence.
Like forgiveness,it is something that is very hard for us to let go of, after all letting go leaves us bare and naked before the whole world. This is where faith comes in! If we can only let go of our weak homemade armor, we can be gifted with something much stronger. The armor of God!!
When we give up all our old burdens, we find that in doing so we have removed the many weights that held us down. Then we also find that it is much easier to reach God. And that is a wonderful feeling.
I watch and listen to so many people today who seem to be able to see nothing more than how everyone is against them. They justify their actions on that same victimology as if striking out at others, even if those they attack did nothing to them. How wonderful it would be if they realized that life on this earth is only temporary and God has better plans for them.
“You can’t understand” and “injustice is all around me”, is just a few of the excuses they make. And yes, they are excuses. Whenever you justify your actions on the actions of others,you are making an excuse. But they are also right, I do not understand what they are going through, but God does!
I pray that all those who want something more will tear off those old burdens and open their hearts! That they will accept Jesus as their savior! That God’s love will flow through them and that they embrace His love and His armor! In accepting Him, they leave all the old behind and the new is something much,much better!
Do we love the Lord with passion from a deep wellspring? Is it love to be tolerant of those committing evil? Or is it instead a apathy? How do we stand before God a say”I loved my neighbor” and yet bridled our passion in order to not offend man? Our God is not a shallow god! His passions run deep! To feel His love is almost indescribable! “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” – Revelation 3:14-22 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation3:14-22&version=NIV
Oh Lord, please do not let me forget that fire of your love and presence, in Jesus name I pray! I Love you Lord!
The Fulfillment of the Law
17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
“You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD,“and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, even I, am the LORD, 11 and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—12 I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “that I am God. Yes, and from ancient days I am he. 13 No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?” Isaiah 43
“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fail when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people in order to betray them.” Joseph Story 1851