SATAN / LUCIFER… is the enemy of your soul.

BECAUSE I LOVE THEM

“The two, stood facing each other. God robed in light, each thread glowing. Satan canopied in evil, the very fabric of his robe seeming to crawl.

Satan rose slowly off his haunches. Like a wary wolf, he walked a wide circle toward the desk until he stood before the volume and read the word: Immanuel.

Immanuel? He muttered to himself. God with us? The hooded head turned squarely toward the face of the Father.

No. Not even you would do that. Not even you would go so far. The plan is bizarre! You don’t know how dark I’ve made the Earth. It’s putrid. It’s evil. It’s…

It is mine, proclaimed the King. And I will reclaim what is mine.  Why: Satan asked.  Why would you do this? The Father’s voice was deep and soft… Because I love them.”   ( Max Lucado…Cosmic Christmas)

Because I love them is a phrase that rolls off our tongues with ease. For there are many that we love, husbands, wives, children, grandchildren and friends. But this statement from the lips of God means so very much more than that.

Wrapped up in it is the Mystery of Grace that speaks of a ransom paid in blood, a ransom paid in full…a legacy of love from the edge of eternity past.

There is more to the phrase…Because I love them it continues to say…        I chose to die so they might live, said JESUS. And for those who believe in this Death of God, there is life eternal with HIM. I have learned to love the Word of God and let it dwell in me richly. The word of God has etched upon my mind the Look of HIM whom I crucified. Yet when our eyes meet, I see only HIS love for me.

Through His pure atoning Grace, JESUS came to die that I might live. You and I have never been loved like this before.

Yes, God loves us humans and offers Salvation to all that would come to HIM in Repentance through the ONE Way of His Sons Cross. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow…..the ONLY place you will find Love, Mercy, Grace and HOPE is at the FOOT of HIS CROSS.

 In the BOOK of JOB we are told that Satan was once the greatest of angels, but he became arrogant and proud. In Opposition to God, who created him, Satan led a rebellion. Now he has returned to the courts of God, where he once had a place of honor as the greatest of angels. Satan though fallen still has been granted access to heaven.

The BOOK of JOB has much to say to us about the reasons for our suffering in this world and especially why innocent people suffer. Yet there is a deeper level of truth for it reveals to us the relationship between God and Satan. God does not want us to be confused or uninformed about the power of Satan.

The adversary is deadly and powerful, he hates God and he hates us. But Satan is not the equivalent of God. He is under the authority of God. He is not the equal of God.

The book of Job shows us right from the start that God is in control of all things. All the forces of the universe are His to command. All of time and space are under His authority. Nothing ever takes God by surprise. There is nothing beyond the reach of God’s will, not even Satan.

This ancient war has been going on for thousands of years. The battlefield is in your mind. The prize is your heart and your soul. The objective of the deceiver is to keep you from knowing the truth. That you are not really alive, but part of the walking dead of this world, doomed to judgment for your original sin. Sin is part of your genetic makeup, and must be removed before you meet God.

God has given us only one way to remove our sin. He sent HIS SON JESUS to die on a CROSS for you and me, so whomever would look upon JESUS and accept His death in place of their own, for their sin; they would be cleansed and have Eternal life in Heaven.

Satan exists only to turn your eyes away from the CROSS, so you will die in your sins; and then INHERIT ETERNAL DEATH. Satan is a dog, held by a leash in the hands of ALMIGHTY GOD. Satan is allowed to do only what OUR TRIUNE GOD ALLOWS.

SATAN / LUCIFER… is the enemy of your soul.

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OUR SOUL

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“It hardly seems possible to talk about OUR SOUL
Without in some way talking about GOD.

We long for the companionship of God. We long for the assurance that we are not taking this journey alone. That He is walking with us and talking with us and intimately involved in our lives.

We are shaped from something of earth and something of heaven. We were torn from two worlds. Our body is but dust, made of the earth. But our spirit, who we really are, is given to each of us by God.

Through our creative talents we express the image of God and in doing so we see Him in us…as we paint pictures, compose music, sculpt wood and stone, or write stories. Through art, music and stories our souls seek that elusive something missing from our lives…God.

We reach out not knowing this God, with the talents He gave to us. But, He has revealed Himself to us through Scripture and asks us to seek Him not only through our talents but through His Word, and our Worship and Prayers.

There is a relationship within us that is a strained one, for while the body is fitted for a terrestrial environment- with lungs to breathe air and teeth to chew food and feet to walk on dirt…the soul is extra- terrestrial, fitted for heaven. It breathes other air, eats other food and walks other terrain.

“Something has been written by the hand of God deep within each of us in our being, something the soul strains to recall…they are recollections of our origins.
They whisper to us telling us we are more than a mere collection of chemical reactions or animal instincts. Like any memory, they can be repressed, but cannot be erased.” …Ken Gire.

Because the soul belongs to the unseen realm, we find ourselves feeling our way in the dark, groping for the words as we explore its mysteries by the dim light of our understanding.

But God has given us light…that light is His Word…it is a Lamp unto our Feet, allowing us to walk the path of the Soul upright, exploring its mysteries in Truth, giving us understanding of this tear stained journey of life that points the way home to GOD, ONLY through FAITH in the LIFE, DEATH, RESURRECTION and ASCENSION and 2ND COMING of HIS SON JESUS. The MESSIAH of Israel and The CHRIST of HIS One True Church.

DOES the ONE TRUE GOD live INSIDE of YOU?

Man today focuses his attention on Outer Space, when he should be focusing on Inner Space and what the Word of God says about us being created to live forever. You will always be who you are and never go out of existence.

As fascinating as Outer Space is, Inner Space is even more so. I don’t mean all the stuff we now see within our bodies that amazes us. I am talking about your soul, your inner essence that is who you really are. It’s the YOU that you see in the mirror as you gaze into your eyes that are the Windows of Your Soul.

YOU NEED to be aware that there is someone working diligently to Steal “who you are” without you even knowing it. The Bible speaks to this topic and puts the blame squarely on you for not knowing and understanding this Truth revealed by the Word of God.

Jesus says to everyone with an ear to hear, if you do not believe the Old and New Testaments are the revealed Word of Truth from the God who created you then you will not be convinced if someone came back from the dead.

But someone did come back from the Dead. He also is the only person who can raise the dead to life and give them eternal life in heaven where they will spend eternity with God and their forever-family members.

There are many creative ways to share the Word of God. Don’t ever give up, keep on trying. Some day it will be too late for those you desperately love and those whom God has put in your path.

They will miss the reunion. They will miss a new universe that God has created to give us dominion over with purpose and joy. They will miss the forever journey without end.

When it is all over, there is nothing more important for you to do than to share your faith and speak to those you love about their need for a Savior. In John 14 : 6 Jesus Said… “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.“

Your blessing will be to forget them…. they have no blessing… they will become the FORGOTTEN

Outer Space.

Do you know someone like Mick ?

I have a friend named Mick. Mick is Brit. He has a fabulous accent. I love to hear him call my name…Aayyehh Urrnieeeee. I have known Mick for many years. I kept a small Bible on my desk.
Weeks after I met Mick he noticed the Bible. “Aayyehh, your not one of them are you?

That statement began a unique friendship that has lasted for years. NO, Mick does not know the Lord, but he keeps coming to the well for a cup of cool water.

Mick’s personal life has been tumultuous to say the least. He claims to be a man of reason, of intellect, a person of logic…an Atheist. His standard of reason is measured purely against his own mind. His standard changes continually like waves tossed about by the wind and the sea.

His standards are like clouds on a sunny day, pretty to look at but devoid of rain that brings nourishment to the earth. His opinions are based on a foundation built on shifting sand; for his mind and heart are never nourished with absolute truth.

Yet, Mick is a seeker. He asked me for a copy of the small book I wrote called “Crosses Everywhere”. He saw it on my desk next to my Bible. The cover distinctly shows two Crosses…the Lords and one thief. But Mick held the book sideways and commented that the picture looked like the back end of a pig.

Weeks later he said he was still on the first two pages. I asked him why it was taking him so long to read such a small book. He said the only time he has to read is when he catches stop lights on the way to work. He laughed.

Mick just doesn’t get it, but what he sees in me he wants. However he is not willing to put in the time or energy to dig deep and investigate the answers. I gave Mick a Bible year’s ago but he is not willing to take the time to read the Living Word of God. It is Gods Word that is alive, not the words of my book. He is looking for answers in all the wrong places.

Mick wants superficial answers, sound bites, quick and easy Grace. He wants Grace and Mercy without repentance. He like many others want to walk down an isle, have an emotional experience, sign a card of commitment to the Lord and feel like they have gained Salvation.

During our years of encounters Mick tried to prove how ignorant I was. He took me on a tour of biblical questions about the flood, Noah’s ark, why a good god would allow suffering, how could god have created evil, life on other planets, people wrote the Bible not god, can god create a rock too big for him to pick up, the Bible we have today is not the same as the originals…where are the originals, all the versions say something different and more.

I answered his biblical questions with fact, logic, history, science and statistics but my answers fell on deaf ears. His ears hear only myths, fairy tales, legends and half truths. At the end of each encounter I always challenged him to explain the Cross and the Resurrection and that he is in need of a savior. He said he did not need to be saved from anything to which I explained hell…another concept he does not accept as true.

In all the words exchanged between us, none have penetrated Mick’s mind or heart. His home life and work life are filled with sorrow and pressures. His reactions to everything are extreme. His inner man is anchored in sand giving him no stability, purpose, peace or hope in life or more importantly in death.
In me he sees a faith that is unchanging by Gods grace, for I have told him many times I am a sinner just like him. The difference between us is that my anchor is set deep within the Cross that is set in the solid rock foundation of the Living Word of God. So when the storms come, Christ is with me…I am never alone. Therefore I have peace in life and in death.

I try (I am not perfect), to live out my faith before him so that my talk and walk convey the same message. Because I do Mick keeps coming back for a cup of cool water. God is not finished with Mick yet.
What I’ve learned is that no amount of reason, fact or logic will change the heart of an unbeliever. It truly is a work of God through the Holy Spirit.

Are YOU a Dulas ?

You will find this word translated in the New Testament as Servant in most versions of the Bible. In our culture the definition of a servant is: “A person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant; a devoted and helpful follower or supporter.”

When teaching the Bible people more often than not take the words and sentences of Scripture out of the context they where written in. They do this to support their point of view, their own thoughts about Scripture interpretation and meanings. In other words they re-write the Word of GOD to conform to their opinions and emotions.

The Word DULAS does not mean Servant, the literal translation and intent is SLAVE. A Servant has a Will of their own. A SLAVE Serves their MASTER’s WILL because they have NO WILL of their Own.

When you became a SLAVE to JESUS you gave up your individual will. Now your SOUL purpose in life is to follow the COMMAND that JESUS gave you to perform during this Journey HOME to HIS HEAVEN.

You are a SLAVE of the KING of ETERNITY and you are called to be a WITNESS. Your first responsibility is to take people to the CROSS like the Apostle Paul did. Then if they are a Seeker, you begin to explain the Greatest Story Ever Told and show them that they are written into this Story. And that this Story contains their Past, Present, Future on earth and their Destination in Eternity.

Explain that this story stands on GOD’s Pre-Written History, Archeology, Science and 100’s of Prophecies that are all TRUE because they can be tied back into History, Archeology and Science.

You are to show them in the Word of God that they are not righteous and cannot earn their way into Heaven. You must explain the FEAR of GOD, so they will understand they MUST REPENT or they will not be SAVED and will experience their 2nd Eternal Death.

If you do not do this then you will give them FALSE HOPE and their profession of faith in Christ will NOT be real. Then when they die and stand before the Risen LORD He will say to them “I NEVER KNEW YOU”. And they will live in darkness forever, cursing you, because you only spoke about the Love of Jesus and never explained the coming JUDGEMENT of JESUS.

I pray always that God would help me to find True Seekers into whom I can plant GOOD SEEDS that will take root, so that the next believer can continue to water them.

If your heart has been circumcised like mine then together as Chosen and Elected Children of the KING we are blessed with the ability to be HIS DULAS. I for one, am humbled that I am part of HIS Eternal Plan and I can serve my KING not just here on earth but FOREVER in HEAVEN.

Serving JESUS is the ONLY True “WORKS RIGHTEOUSNESS”. We were Born in the Mind of GOD and we have been assigned GOOD WORKS in Eternity Past to accomplish for HIS GLORY and HONOR….not ours.

When you became a Believer you were given a huge seed bag. You are accountable for every seed HE gave you !