I have watched this young man’s take on things going on around us off and on over the years. Sometimes in the past he would get a little too radical for me and I would not watch his short clips. Then suddenly he would show up in my feed again. So, yes, off and on watched but always way more secular perspective.
Over the last several months I had begin to catch a video here and there and often (on the occasions I did watch), I began to notice a difference in the way he spoke about things. Subtle changes. He started slowly introducing God without being over the top. I began to find it interesting and began to wonder if he was for real. Some comments people would tell him to keep it going, finish telling the truth. Tell people about Jesus Christ, how to take steps to get saved. Slowly he would get a little bolder. Now, with the following he has he received flack from a lot of folks who didn’t want to hear even the smallest things. He began to do videos starting off with “This will be a talk about getting your life right and might contain scriptures so if it is not your thing then don’t watch this. I will do a news update later”.
I just smile when I can see someone that the Lord God is using for His good purpose! Someone that many wouldn’t have expected. He is the Potter and we are the clay…mold us and make us what You may! Thank You Jesus for all You have done and for all that You will continue to do!
Be thankful! Stick with the word and seek God always and understanding will be given to you. Here, in this scripture we have understanding as to why we might feel like we don’t belong.
1 John 3:1-3 KJV
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
1 Corinthians 1:18 KJV
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
We will look at 3 kinds here. (This is my 2 cents worth so, take it as such.)
What is power?
Is power good or bad?
- I think money can be good or bad. Depends on whose hands it is in and if used to help others or used for bribery, drugs, or anything not of God’s purposes.
- Knowledge is once again dependent upon where you obtain it, what kind you obtain. Is it the knowledge of God or some type of worldly knowledge?
- Control of anyone apart from self control is bad. We should never in anyway try to control what another thinks or does as long as they are capable people and not in need due to disabilities but even then you would only help t h em make decisions but not in controlling things. (You know what I am trying to say here.)
Does man desire power?
- Evil or carnal men desire all the money they can obtain. A godly man would accept money to serve God with by helping those in need and therefore glorifying God.
- Carnal man may or may not seek knowledge. A godly man seeks the knowledge of God.
- Carnal man seeks to control others only for evil purposes whether he realizes it or not. I think most of us do this in some form and often unknowingly simply by trying to control a situation that could cause us to be more uncomfortable if we don’t control it. Even that is wrong. Self-control is the only control we should practice.
Praise the name of Jesus Christ!
Are you in the valley today? Are you on the mountain top? Are you on your way down from the top of the mountain and feel yourself heading at a high rate of speed into that valley of weeping that we all detest? Maybe you are climbing out of the valley after a season, and you have been strengthened and are hiking back up the mountain and you are feeling strong and happy and healthy! Wherever you are, God is with you!
 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Psalm 84:1-12 KJV
How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!
 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord : my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.
 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them .
 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.
 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
Commentary taken from my study bible.
84:1, 4 The writer longed to get away from the bustling world to meet God inside his dwelling place, his holy Temple. We can meet God anywhere, at any time. But we know that going into a church building can help us step aside from the busy mainstream of life so we can quietly meditate and pray. We find joy and strength not only in the prayers, music, lessons, and sermons but also in fellowshiping with other believers in a special place.
84:5-7 The pilgrimage to the Temple passed through the barren Valley of Weeping. No specific valley has been identified. The “weeping” may have been a symbolic reference to the times of struggles and tears through which people must pass on their way to meet God. Growing strong in God’s presence is often preceded by a journey through barren places in our lives. The person who loves to spend time with God will see his or her adversity as an opportunity to experience God’s faithfulness even more deeply. If you are walking through your own Valley of Weeping today, be sure your pilgrimage leads toward God, not away from him.
84:11 God does not promise to give us everything we think is good, but he will not withhold what is permanently good. He will give us the means to walk along his paths, but we must do the walking. When we obey him, he will not hold anything back that will help us serve him.
Stress has a way of taking its toll on all of us. Do you ever wish you were the ever-ready bunny? You know, the one that takes a beating but just keeps on going?
Well, I have to be re-charged! Only my King of Kings and Lord of lords can do that for me. He and He alone gives me strength when I have no strength left. Just as I think I am toast, done, stick a fork in me done, that is when I am at the end of ME and the beginning of Him who created me!
Thank You Jesus for all You provide for me. I am not worthy of the hope that You continually allow me to see, and that strengthens my faith and my spirit and my walk with You! Thank You Jesus for never letting go of me even when I am certain that this just might be the time that You do.
Thank You Jesus for always being faithful to Your word! We are so used to the lies of this world, being told we are nothing, hearing whispers saying we are NOT good enough. BUT, GOD, my Creator, Sustainer, Great Physician, Judge, Saviour, Protector, Mighty One, Fortress, First and the Last, Beginning and the End, Alpha and the Omega! The I AM! You and You alone strengthen me and cause me to soar on the wings of eagles! Your name will I praise forever and ever! Amen!
Philippians 4:13 KJV
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
“It’s incredible. It’s almost indescribable,” said Hannah Winit, struggling to put into words the glory and wonder that was unfolding in front of her. (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41007632)
Why do people have to get into the path of totality?
When you do see the eclipse from the path of totality, why does everyone seem to freak out?
I saw mine for the first time in 52 years of life! I agree, it was AMAZING! But WHY?
Maybe a quote from this article will help put it in perspective. This was from perspective of a group who had taken a plane up to see the Eclipse.
At first the light seemed to dim almost imperceptibly but soon it was undeniable: day was turning to night.
When the total eclipse was nearly upon us time seemed to speed up.
Cameras clicked frantically; solar glasses were pulled on and off and then on again; faces of strangers were suddenly cheek to cheek, pressed against any window with a view.
And suddenly we were there.
“Totality! Totality!” came the excited announcement on the intercom and through the thick plastic windows on the right hand side of the aircraft the moon looked as if it were a tiny spherical pebble which had been hurled, with beautiful accuracy, straight into the gaping, glaring mouth of our star.
“It’s incredible. It’s almost indescribable,” said Hannah Winit, struggling to put into words the glory and wonder that was unfolding in front of her.
I personally cannot think of any better way to describe it with the exception of what the writer said Hannah was trying to put into words. Glory and Wonder!
Psa 19:1 KJV To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Psa 24:7 KJV Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Psa 24:10 KJV Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Isa 66:18 KJV For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
Isa 66:19 KJV And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
I could go on with ‘glory’ but I will stop there. It is in 371 verses in the KJV.
I find myself pondering on the book of Exodus. Moses asked God to show him His glory. Perhaps, maybe, God is giving each of us an opportunity to get a glimpse into His glory? His power? Give us another opportunity to be sure we know Him or that perhaps we try to get to know Him while we still have a little time?
Exo 33:18 KJV And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
Exo 33:19 KJV And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
Exo 33:20 KJV And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Exo 33:21 KJV And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
Exo 33:22 KJV And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
Exo 33:23 KJV And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
What a wonderful and awesome God! Loving and protecting! Praise His Holy Name forever and ever and ever!!! Thank you Jesus for saving us and calling out to us to turn from our wickedness and come to you!
Photo and quotes from this article. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41007632
In the days of my youth I thought truth was pretty clear.
Today, all I can say is WOW. The world is so messed up. Truth, something that should be easy to distinguish has become so twisted that most are totally clueless to what “truth” actually is.
How did it become so murky? Now I hear that “truth” is depending upon who’s truth you are speaking about. It can be different if it is my truth. If it is your truth it might be something else. Then your coworkers may have even another truth.
WHAT??? See how messy this has become? How senseless it sounds? How can you go into a court of law and swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth and in doing so expect for a jury to use each persons “different truth” to decide on a persons innocence or guilt?
When anyone asks a question of me and I know if I answer how I personally think I know it is time to say, let’s go to the word of God and see what the word tells us. Do the scriptures say anything about truth? Truth is mentioned in the KJV 237 times. Here are just a very few verses.
Jer 5:1 KJV Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.
This next verse should cause each of us to open our eyes and look around. How fast has America gone down hill? How fast are we watching this nation transition from one horrid sin into yet one more and then one more and we are sitting in utter shock wondering what is going on. Is God trying to get the attention of any? Yet, are we refusing correction?
Jer 5:3 KJV O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
This next verse pretty much sums it up.
Jer 7:28 KJV But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
Jer 9:3 KJV And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.
Dan 7:16 KJV I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
Dan 7:19 KJV Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
Dan 8:12 KJV And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
Dan 9:13 KJV As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
Dan 10:21 KJV But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
Dan 11:2 KJV And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.
Then of course we have this. (Climate change? I don’t think so.)
Hos 4:1 KJV Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
Hos 4:2 KJV By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
Hos 4:3 KJV Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
Blame? We only each have to look within ourselves. Stop blaming everyone. REPENT, turn to the LORD GOD now.
Hos 4:6 KJV My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Jer 8:7 KJV Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
Jer 8:20 KJV The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.