The Lord Wounds And He Heals

The Lord Wounds And He Heals

Job 5:18 NLT “For though he wounds, he also bandages. He strikes, but his hands also heal.”

Our God is not the great genie in the sky who gives us everything we want. The Lord sometimes wounds us, yet He bandages up our wounds. He strikes us, and with the same hands He heals us. Why does God do this? Let’s listen to Paul’s description of what he called his, “thorn in the flesh,” to get some insight:

2 Corinthians 12:7‭-‬10 CEV “Of course, I am now referring to the wonderful things I saw. One of Satan’s angels was sent to make me suffer terribly, so that I would not feel too proud. Three times I begged the Lord to make this suffering go away. But he replied, “My gift of undeserved grace is all you need. MY POWER IS STRONGEST WHEN YOU ARE WEAK.” So if Christ keeps giving me his power, I will gladly brag about how weak I am. Yes, I am glad to be WEAK or INSULTED or MISTREATED or to have TROUBLES and SUFFERINGS, if it is FOR CHRIST. Because WHEN I AM WEAK, I AM STRONG.”😊‬‬

The apostle Paul said that an angel of Satan was sent to make him suffer terribly!😳 When Paul begged the Lord three time to make it go away the Lord responded, “My gift of undeserved grace is all you need. MY POWER IS STRONGEST WHEN YOU ARE WEAK.” No, the Lord did not grant Paul’s wish by removing his terrible suffering. Instead He explained to Paul that this painful trial was actually helping him. God was using Paul’s trial to keep him humble; to keep him from becoming puffed up with pride. No, Paul wasn’t going through what he was going through because he had bad luck, or because he was just a messed up human being. God allowed an evil spirit to torment him to keep him from the sin of pride. Do you have a thorn in the flesh? Can we accept the fact that God is not partial, and could allow the same thing that happened to Paul to happen to us (if necessary) to keep us from the sin of pride?🤔

WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN

1 John 5:19 ESV “We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.”

Hebrews 12:5-11 NLT “And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said, “My child, don’t make light of the LORD’s discipline, and DON’T GIVE UP WHEN HE CORRECTS YOU. [6] For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.” [7] As you endure this divine discipline, remember that GOD IS TREATING YOU AS HIS OWN CHILDREN.😊 Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? [8] If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all. [9] Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever? [10] For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But GOD’S DISCIPLINE IS ALWAYS GOOD FOR US, so that we might share in his holiness. [11] No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening-it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.”😊

BROKEN LEGS

I’ve heard stories about a shepherd’s love for wandering sheep. The shepherd would sometimes break the legs of his sheep so that it could not wander, then bandage up it’s wounds. To some this may sound like animal cruelty. But if the shepherd does not do this the wandering sheep would eventually stray away and be eaten by a lion or a wolf. Which would you prefer, to have broken legs, or be eaten by a lion or a wolf?🤔 When we discern why God allows pain and suffering even, “thorns in the flesh,” like Paul’s to befall His children we come to realize His great love for us, and the truth of the next passage:

Romans 8:28 KJV “And we know that ALL THINGS work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Sometimes we don’t know why certain trials are happening. Just know and trust God; that He makes, “ALL THINGS,” work for our good! Even the stuff that feels bad! Though He strikes us He also heals our wounds. This is done so that we may partake in His holiness for all eternity.😊

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Fight To Love

Fight To Love

Matthew 24:10-12 NIV “At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, THE LOVE OF MOST WILL GROW COLD.”

If you’re a Christian you’re in a fight: the tug of war between the flesh and the Spirit. The flesh tells us to hate and the Spirit tells us to love. When people turn away from the faith, when hatred comes our way, when betrayal comes, when false prophets prowl, how should we respond? The same way Jesus responded when all these evils confronted Him:😊

Luke 22:47‭-‬53 RSV “While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him; but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of man with a kiss?” And when those who were about him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” And one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And HE TOUCHED HIS EAR AND HEALED HIM. Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”‬‬

After He was arrested, whipped and tortured, and tortured some more being hung on a cross, this is what Jesus prayed for His persecutors:

Luke 23:34 NIV “Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”😳

Anyone who cannot see that Jesus was not an ordinary human being doesn’t want to see it. Jesus loves humanity just that much; to pray for their forgiveness even while they were killing Him! Boy, I must confess I need to be more like God!😪 Anyone who calls God mean doesn’t know what they are talking about. The next passage is what Jesus taught. And He also walked the walk:

Matthew 5:43-48 NIV “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ [44] But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, [45] that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. [46] If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? [47] And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? [48] Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Nope, I didn’t say learning to love like Jesus loves would be easy. But think about it, what worth while is?🤔 Jesus will help us if we do not give up.

1 John 4:8 GNT “Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.”😊

I encourage you to pray, “God, fill me with your love.” Pray this type of prayer often, and meditate on God’s amazing love as you study His word. Let us seek to imitate Him in all of our dealings with people. He will continue to teach us how to love. Living the life of love is the only option for us. Love is God’s greatest commandment. (Matthew 22:36-40) Loving the way God loves pleases Him and brings glory to His name. It leads to eternal life not only for us but for others also. (1 Peter 4:8)😊

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Space Jesus

Space Jesus

Coming To A Theatre Near You

Or The World You’re In


Romans 1:21 NLT “Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.”

Hence space Jesus. People would rather believe a fascinating lie over the truth. More people are saying the God of the Bible is evil and does not exist. And that we come from aliens. That’s right, we’re all the offspring of beings from outer space. Maybe that explains why some of us are so nutty. Just joking.🤗

It also is taught that the Jesus in the Bible was an alien sent to us by beings from outer space. And that this Jesus is not the son of God or the Messiah like some of us think or like the Bible says. He was simply a messenger sent to teach us what we’re all capable of doing (talking about Jesus’ many miracles). It is also taught that with the help of these space beings (space saviors) and through the power of meditation we can all reach the next level of our human evolution, save the environment, and finally have world peace.🤔 What an offer! And who is reported as making these great claims? The alien beings themselves. Millions of folks (MILLIONS😳) who have shared their alien abduction experiences say that this is what these beings are telling them. I’m not making this up. If this is your first time hearing this I invite you to do some research on the subject and make up your own mind what to believe. Someone out there is spreading an alien gospel. An alien evangelism is taking place. And yes there is a second coming of an alien Jesus; an alien Messiah, just not the one you’ve heard about in the Bible.

DOES THE POPE BELIEVE THERE ARE ALIENS?

Here is the link HERE to an article by the INDEPENDENT titled, “Pope Francis says he would baptise aliens: ‘Who are we to close doors?’“ Here’s a quote from the article: “Pope Francis has said that he would be willing to baptise aliens if they came to the Vatican, asking “who are we to close doors” to anyone – even Martians.” I’m not making this up. Was the Pope just joking? The article also quotes Pope Francis saying, “Catholicism was a church of “open doors”, and that it was up to Christians to accept the Holy Spirit however “unthinkable” and “unimaginable” it appeared.” So accepting aliens according to the Pope is accepting the Holy Spirit?😳 No matter, ‘how unthinkable and unimaginable it appears,’ says Pope Francis? So anyone who closes doors to or rejects alien beings is rejecting the Holy Spirit says the Pope. WOW! Slick speech indeed!

WHO ARE THESE BEINGS?👽

If an alien appears to you it won’t be the Holy Spirit but a different one. Alien abductees who have shared their experiences all say the same things happen to them during their ordeal. They say everything from weird telepathy with the aliens, to outer body experiences, to probes sexual in nature, even mating with and bearing children to these beings, to being paralyzed and struck with sheer terror during these experiences all forcibly against their own will takes place. NONE OF THIS I repeat NONE OF THIS IS THE BEHAVIOR OF THE HOLY SPIRIT! How does the Holy Spirit behave? The verse below tells us:

Galatians 5:22-23 NIV “But THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, FORBEARANCE , KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, [23] GENTLENESS and SELF-CONTROL. Against such things there is no law.”

Pope Francis said that accepting aliens means accepting the Holy Spirit no matter how strange it comes. First of all the Holy Spirit is not an “it,” He is a real person who’s personality does not match the conduct of these alien beings. It’s been overwhelmingly reported that everything these beings do to people when they show up goes against how the Holy Spirit acts. This tells us who these beings really are; they’re not the Holy Spirit, they are EVIL SPIRITS!👹

If you do your own research you will find that the same strange experiences people go through with alien abductions is the same paranormal experiences people encounter who are harassed by evil spirits, ghosts, or demons. They’re exactly the same. No wonder these beings are telling people that Jesus is not really the Messiah or the son of God.🤔 No wonder they are telling people to look to them and not to God for world peace. Demons are liars like their leader satan. No wonder they are echoing the same lie the Devil told Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden; that with their help we can reach a higher level of existence, that we can be as Gods!👹 (Genesis 3:1-6)

On earth we have a saying; “If it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. These alien beings walk like satan, talk like satan, hence they’re from satan. They are evil spirits not the Holy Spirit as Pope Francis implies. It is no surprise that they go out to influential men and women of the world and get them to spread their alien gospel agenda. Sounds too weird to believe? Sounds like a science fiction movie? The Bible was written way before movies were invented and said things like this would happen in the time of the end. (Matthew 24:11) Even the apostle Paul warned against accepting another gospel even if it was preached by an angel from heaven:

Galatians 1:8 KJV “But though we, or AN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN, PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”

It wasn’t unfathomable to the apostle Paul that a fallen angel from heaven could preach a different gospel from the one true gospel of Jesus Christ.

This subject is so deep I could write a whole book about it. Do not be surprised if there comes a space Jesus; a space savior, or saviors to a theatre near you or the world you live in.

HOW A FEW ABDUCTEES MADE THE ALIENS LEAVE!!!👽

It has also been reported by renown investigative reporters in the field of alien abduction that calling on the name of JESUS is the only way they ever heard an abductee was able to make an abduction experience stop, immediately!😳 That’s right, the one the aliens say is not the savior of the world or is not the son of God is the only name that chases them away when invoked, immediately! Hmmmmm, I wonder why?🤔 Could it be because these aliens are really demons or evil spirits?👹 And the same way the Bible explains that evil spirits are in subjection to Jesus’ authority and always flee when He tells them to is why these guys must flee whenever Jesus’ name is called upon in faith? (Mark 5:1-13 Luke 8:1-2 Luke 7:21)

If any of you are having trouble with alien abduction experiences call on the name of Jesus believing He will help you the next time they show up. The same holds true for anybody having trouble with paranormal (demonic) experiences. These beings are really the same actors; evil spirits, posing as everything from aliens, to ghosts, to dead relatives, etcetera. Many folks report being paralyzed and unable to move or speak when these things show up at first. If this happens focus on Jesus and call on His name for help in your mind or out loud if you can speak. In fact I invite you to call on the name of Jesus right now before the experience happens again. Some folks have shared their experiences on YouTube and other forms of social media; how they called on the name of Jesus, and He made these experiences stop completely! Look them up. It’s well worth it.😊

Jesus is truly the son of God; the true savior of this world. And no name given under heaven has been given to anyone else that can save us. The evil spirits know that. They are frauds. They are tricking mankind into losing the most precious thing they have; their own souls. These so called space saviors did not create us. The only thing they create is pain, misery, suffering and chaos like their leader satan. To truly be saved we must accept the real Jesus as our Lord and savior. Jesus says:

John 5:24 CEV “I tell you for certain that everyone who hears my message and has faith in the one who sent me [God] has eternal life and will never be condemned. They have already gone from death to life.”😊

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So You’re An Atheist? I Was Too😊

So You’re An Atheist? I Was Too😊

Acts 17:27 RSV “That they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after him and find him. Yet he is not far from each one of us.”

The above passage describes us. Like a blind man feeling around trying to find his way is what finding God can be like. Many have been tricked into believing they have already found Him when all they’ve acquired is man-made religion. On the other hand the atheist denies the existence of God (I know I was one). But does denying God’s existence mean He doesn’t exist?🤔

ANGER CAN BLIND YOU

Let’s say someone has parents that weren’t all that great. You may hear them say things like, “My parents are dead to me!” Or, “My parents don’t exist!”😠 But does this mean they really do not exist? Of course not. They may not exist in the mind and heart of the individual but they do exist. They’re simply in denial of their parents existence because they are angry at them. People do the same thing with God. They say things like, “If God really does exist why would he allow this or that to happen?” Or, “Why did he let this or that happen to me?”😠 Whatever happened so traumatized the person that they’re angry. And often they’re anger has just cause. The only problem is their anger is directed toward someone they say they believe does not exist: God. Does that sound strange?🤔 People can not fathom how a loving God would allow such terrible things to happen. Hence what we really have is a case of misunderstanding that we’ve chosen to deal with by saying, “God doesn’t exist.” But does this mean that God really does not exist?🤔

Psalms 19:1‭-‬6 RSV “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes forth like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and like a strong man runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and there is nothing hid from its heat.”

The evidence for God’s existence is overwhelming! The heavens, day and night, and all the earth never stop proclaiming His glorious handiwork. Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t think clearly when you’re angry?” Some of us are so angry at God for the bad that’s happened in our lives that we’ve chosen to deny Him the same way people deny a family member they’ve been hurt by. “How can there be a God?” we say. But by the same token I can ask you these questions: “If God isn’t real why are you so mad at Him? Could it be because deep down inside you know he exists?”🤔

CHOOSE

If we never find God in this life it will be because we chose not to seek Him. Not because He does not exist. Once we leave this life; this world, we will know for sure God lives. But for many it will be the greatest, disappointing, experience ever, forever!😳

Romans 1:20 RSV “Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”

Acts 17:27 RSV “That they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after him and find him. Yet he is not far from each one of us.”

I INVITE YOU

As I stated earlier I too was an atheist. What changed me? One day I got real with myself and my feelings. I recognized that what I was really mad at was not God, I was mad at this life, this world experience and how unfair it is. In my desperation I decided to do something I hadn’t done in years, I prayed. That’s right, I prayed to the God I said I did not believe in. I ranted and raved at Him in a passionate, angry way. I told Him everything I was feeling. I stopped blaming Him though and asked Him if He was real and if there was a way to serve Him to show me. And lo and behold! He answered me!😊 My life has never been the same since. That doesn’t mean it’s been trouble free. Now I face life’s challenges as a Christian. But I don’t care it comes with the territory. All the things I was once so distraught about now makes sense to me. God made it all make sense. I started studying the Bible for myself. My thorough research over the years has proven to me emphatically that it is indeed the written word of Almighty God! I invite you to do the same. Search for God. Simply ask Him if He’s real to make Himself known to you. What do you have to lose? Scream, yell, cry, rant and rave to Him if you like. He can take it. If you do this, if you really seek after God, HE WILL REVEAL HIMSELF TO YOU! That’s a guarantee.😊

Some folks are afraid to take this challenge. Why? Because if what I’m saying is true and they find out for themselves that God is real they won’t be able to comfortably live the remainder of their lives saying God does not exist. People hate being wrong just that much. They would rather take their chances and continue to live the biggest lie ever told. Also learning the existence of God is true would require some type of action regarding this new knowledge. This is unchartered territory; fear of the unknown. I say go for it! Ask God to reveal Himself to you. If He’s not real who cares. But if He is you are missing out on the most important thing (person) you ever needed. What a waste to find this out only after you die!😳 Seek God! Once you find Him He will show you what you need to do next. The reward is so great!😊

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The Mainstream Church Is Backslidden At Best

The Mainstream Church Is Backslidden At Best

1 Peter 4:17-18 KJV “For the time is come that JUDGMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? [18] And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

The mainstream church is backslidden at best. What I mean is many churches were never real churches to begin with. Since they never front-slid it is impossible for them to be backslidden. But some churches were on the road that leads to life. They allowed the world to creep in. They wanted to become just like they’re oppressors. Sounds familiar?

God calls us to be holy; to be separate, yet many of us claiming to be Christians act just like and even worse than the world. What will this provoke God to do? The same thing He did to Israel. The Lord allowed the Babylonian empire to destroy Israel. Those who weren’t destroyed were captured as prisoners. This was their just punishment for their brazen unfaithfulness. The Babylonians (the nations) are coming again! They will strip the fake church of all her wealth, destroy them, and lead many into captivity just like ancient Israel. God is the same God yesterday, today, and forever! (Hebrews 13:8)

JUDGEMENT MUST COME

Most people don’t want to hear about God’s judgment. It’s not a soothing topic. But none of us are guiltless when it comes to sin. Repentance is the only way to escape God’s wrath! Repent before it is too late. There are some who are guilty or in danger of committing another kind of sin:🤔

Hebrews 10:26-27 NLT “Dear friends, IF WE DELIBERATELY CONTINUE SINNING after we have received knowledge of the truth, THERE IS NO LONGER ANY SACRIFICE that will cover these sins. [27] There is ONLY THE TERRIBLE EXPECTATION OF GOD’S JUDGMENT and the RAGING FIRE that will consume his enemies.”

2 Peter 2:17-22 NIV “These people are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. [18] For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. [19] They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.” [20] If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, THEY ARE WORSE OFF AT THE END than they were at the beginning. [21] It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. [22] Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.”’

Hebrews 6:4-6 NLT “For IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BRING BACK TO REPENTANCE those who were once enlightened-those who have experienced the good things of heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit, [5] who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the power of the age to come- [6] and WHO THEN TURN AWAY FROM GOD. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BRING SUCH PEOPLE BACK TO REPENTANCE; by rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing him to the cross once again and holding him up to public shame.”

Yes, this is as serious as you just read.😢 Some have reached the point of no return. IT IS WRITTEN! Others if they continue in their willful sin are in danger of doing the same. Again, there are some who have reached the point of no return!😟 For them, “There is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies.” (Hebrews 10:27 NLT) This doesn’t have to be our fate. If you have backslidden get out of that place (spiritually)! If your church is backslidden get out of that place (physically and spiritually)! Be separate says the Lord. Pray to God for forgiveness. Also pray to Him to find and meet with true believers. If you can’t find a good church maybe you can start a fellowship. All it takes is two or more believers meeting together in Jesus name for the purpose of edifying and encouraging one another with God’s word.😊

APOSTASY

The church as we know it today is apostate. It is in serious trouble. Jesus said this would happen in the time of the end. But you and I don’t have to be a part of it. Concerning the time of the end Jesus said:

Matthew 24:10-11 NIV “At that time MANY WILL TURN AWAY FROM THE FAITH and will betray and hate each other, [11] and MANY FALSE PROPHETS WILL APPEAR and DECEIVE MANY PEOPLE.”

And speaking by the Holy Spirit concerning the day of the Lord the apostle Paul wrote:

2 Thessalonians 2:3 KJV “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except THERE COME A FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.”

The Greek word for, “Falling away,” in the above passage means apostasy; a defection from truth. God said that right before His coming there would be a great falling away or defection from the truth FIRST. This is why you see what you see in the world today, even in the so-called church, it is apostate. Truth is thrown to the ground. (Daniel 8:12) But remember, this world we live in devoid of truth (even the so-called church) is also a sign that the Day of the Lord is upon us, it is near, right at the door. (Matthew 24:33)😊 Jesus who is the truth (John 14:6) is indeed coming soon, and judgment begins first with the household of God; the church. Let’s be ready for Him when He comes. Let’s get out of the world’s apostate false religions!

Revelation 18:4 NIV “Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “ ‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues.”

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