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Purely Yours

As I thought about Psalm 139 today, the prayer that came to mind was, “LORD, let me be purely Yours!” Purely as in completely. Pure in intention. Pure in love. Pure in lifestyle as His Presence to others. May we each have this prayer and intent today, to have JESUS purify Who He has made us to be through His perfect sacrifice on the Cross in our every day living as purely His.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:23-24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Purely Youre

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The Sore Loser

I told my Jewish friend Bobby about JESUS many years ago and believe he became a Christian. The world labelled him mentally retarded but I always told him he was smarter than me. He died from complications of diabetes a while back.

While others ask “What would JESUS do?” (surprisingly bad theology from Charles Spurgeon), whenever I am mistreated and am tempted to just let it go I ask myself “What would you do if this happened to Bobby?” And I stand up for him and myself. I “push back.”

I still lose. I’m still discriminated against. The hypocrites win. But I know I did the right thing, not for myself but for Bobby. And I hope he and JESUS are proud.

Luke 16:19-21 (ESV)

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.
20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,
21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried,
23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.
24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’
25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.
26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’
27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house—
28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’
29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’
30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’
31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'”

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Lunacy Isn’t Love

Every institution of higher education (college/university) and every institution of healing (hospital) in the United States was founded by Christian ministers. Today most are liberal swamps where the mention of Christ is actually punished.

Why? Because of other Christians failing to keep the standards and in the name of “Love” allowing Lucifer’s lunacy to have leadership.

Christian parents who “allow children to choose” whether to believe in Christ or not or to choose their own faith have damaged faith themselves and are condemning them, possibly, to Hell. Their permissiveness is “loving” them to death.

So are you every time you allow the idea that anything and anyone but Christ is equal to Him. Allow others to express their beliefs? Of course. But never believe your complicity to their ignorance is love. Your so-called “love” is betrayal of Christ, Truth Himself. And you will be liable by the mouths of those lost souls themselves, screaming in torment “Why didn’t you tell me the Truth?!”

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Freedom

The United States isn’t about privileges. It’s about responsibility to express the freedom given us by GOD in ways pleasing to GOD and the responsibility to share that freedom with all who are willing to responsibly handle it. #quote #Independence #July4th

Letter by John Adams upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence:

“…I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.
You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. — I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. — Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not…”

Galatians 5:1 (ESV): For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

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Servants Don’t Choose How to Serve

The thing human souls must learn that Satan never learned is that the servant doesn’t choose how he is to serve. #Quote

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All We Need

Boredom in hearing the Gospel is due to not putting it into PRACTICE serving and witnessing to others and daily reminding yourself that it applies to you. All we can count on for Life in this world and the New Heavens and New Earth is that GOD the Son completely bought us, completely forgives us, completely fulfills us, completely sanctifies us, and completely satisfies us and that while we live in flesh we are to tell all flesh all that is available to them as well. And that is all we need.

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The Sex Storm

So TV court shows are my guilty pleasure. I wonder what I’d say if these people came to me for counseling.

Today’s Judge Judy is a sign of the times. A couple dating both recorded each other fighting as evidence that the other one hit them first, with each making sure to say for the camera that they are innocent themselves.

When you let your physical passion drive you to sex without the first clue about who a person is, or how to have a relationship, that same passion will smash you together in violence mentally, spiritually and physically from then on like a shipwreck in a storm on a rocky shore.

“What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?” James 4:1, ASV

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The only harm Satan can do to you is to make you forget who you are in Christ. #quote

The only harm Satan can do to you is to make you forget who you are in Christ. #quote

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JESUS Jelly

JESUS Jelly

It may sound blasphemous at first, but in a lot of ways, JESUS is the jelly to our peanut butter in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. When we understand the Gospel correctly, as with a proper PB&J sandwich, both are mixed inextricably together. JESUS is in us and through us and we can never be separated from Him, no matter what we feel or do.

We recognize that JESUS is GOD the Son, our Rescuer, come to rescue the world. It is simply a matter of how much of Him we, and the world in response to us, taste each day.

“13 hereby we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father hath sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God.” (‭1 John‬ ‭4‬:‭13‬ ASV)

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Pouter Politics

#PouterPolitics Whining about losing with revisionist history and lies, destroying the reputation of your betters. It’s as old as pharaohs destroying the records of other pharaohs (and Israel) they were inferior to and as modern as ISIS and the Liberals offended by the Confederate flag, so-called history on the History Channel, dramas on PBS and even Doctor Who.

And it’s being taught to children around the world. Pout about losing to the more powerful and lie to discredit them rather than earning strength through choosing the better way of good character using work and education to improve conditions in Truth and Love. Slaves will always be locked in the chains of their own sin until they can admit they were enslaved by their weakness not by the evil of others. And Revisionism is not the answer.

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