Taking small bites and chewing well helps the digestion

Taking small bites and chewing well helps the digestion and so it is with being a Christian. There will come a time in your life when you realize you need Jesus. The Holy Spirit may convict you of a Sin or there is a crisis in your life that you can’t cope with. I really hope that you have not met, in your life, these “religious types of people” that have given you a bad view of what Christianity is all about and in turn slanted your views of us. Christianity is about an important personal relationship that you have with God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit (the Trinity of God), and is not about giving money to a church so you can be healed or not even giving money to a church pastor so he can live in a million-dollar mansion, that’s criminal, not even religious. I don’t mean to be judgmental here, but I’ve seen both sides of the coin, there are those in it for what they can get out of it and there are those truly beautiful Christians. Unfortunately, sometimes the latter get duped by the crooks, just like out in the world. The crooks though are “dressed in Sheep’s Clothing” and appear to be Pastors seem to have been able to build their castles on this earth …mmmm I wonder who they are minions of.

The other side of this are the Christian churches. If Christian Churches all believed the same thing and they agreed with the Bible, then that would be great. Unfortunately, (seems to be my favourite word) each Christian church does not believe the Bible the same way other than of course, most of the protestant churches broke away from the Catholic church or other Protestant churches at one time in their creation… Baptists, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Seventh-day Adventist, Anglican, etc. Hence the reason why we have so many different churches believing in Jesus, with each church believing that they are the ones with the truth and all the others are wrong or misguided. You can imagine the chaos when we get to heaven… lol. Well I don’t look at it that way. I don’t figure you’re going to heaven based on what church you go to or not. You’re going to heaven based on your relationship to God, whether you strived to be perfect, strived to not sin and strived to Love your neighbour and your enemy as yourself, plus you strived to follow the 10 Commandments. Notice I said STRIVE. If you fall short, ask God for forgiveness and strive again. You need to actually try to not sin, especially if there’s one particular sin you seem to always do. Ask the Holy Spirit for help as he’s always with you to stay on track. God knows we aren’t perfect, but Jesus was and with the Holy Spirit on our team, how can we fail?

To seek God, take baby steps, pray to God, the Holy Spirit will guide you. If you “Google it” you’ll likely be getting advice from Satan. Pick up a Bible or use the online one linked on my home page. If you have a good friend that goes to church, ask to go with them. If you are uncomfortable there, look for another church…email me, I know of some different churches. Most churches take a Tithe for upkeep of the church and some churches have to pay the Pastors wages, if it’s a small church, that’s a normal request and actually it’s biblical to give a 10th of your earnings to God. Guests can give what they like it’s up to them. When healing is done in church it should be done as Jesus did it, no big show, no big event, it was done quietly and humbly. He charged nothing for the service, he was our example as how we should treat our fellow man. God be with you.

The Ten Plus Commandments

Now this is a “rabbit hole”, especially these days, but really its not…the Bible hasn’t changed. Some churches or scholars have changed some meanings of the Bible by picking a verse or verses out of context to conveniently alter the Bible’s meaning for their sake. Below is the King James Bible version of the whole of the Ten Commandments. They are written in multiple verses, as you can see, as they are in the Bible, but some of the verses pertain to the same commandment. Some churches these days don’t believe in following the Old Testament and just sticking to the New Testament. Probably so they don’t have to follow the Ten Commandments… well, that’s a whole other topic. The Ten Commandments were written on stone by the finger of God. Stone or rock has a special significance in the Bible as in its forever.

Jesus is our Rock and came, partly to show us how to live by and follow the 10 Commandments, not to destroy them. He wants us to follow his example on how to live a Godly life. Would his Father be proud of him if he destroyed what his Father Created? “Fulfil” doesn’t mean to do away with, in fact Jesus added to the 10 Commandments by magnifying their meaning, plus he gave us additional Commandments to follow, which I’ll talk about later. The power that Jesus had on earth for healing, teaching, calming the seas and yes even raising the dead, were powers he was given by faith through fasting and prayer.

2 Samuel 22:1-2 1“And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:” 2“And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;”

Matthew 5:17-19
17“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”
18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

So, when I say Jesus expounded the 10 Commandments, he magnified their meaning as in the case of, “Thou should not Kill”. He told us that if we were angry at someone without just cause, that we are in danger of the same judgement. (Matthew 5:21-26) Another commandment he brought in a clearer focus was, “Do not commit Adultery”. The act of committing adultery wasn’t the only way of committing the sin but looking at a woman with lust in your heart was the same as committing the sin. (Matthew 5:27-28)

The additional commandments Jesus talks about are swearing oaths to God contractually …this was done more often during olden days, but still can be done today. If done it’s not to be taken lightly or can the oath be broken. Another commandment Jesus wants us to follow is to not retaliate if someone were to strike us… to “offer the other cheek”. To not resist the evil done to us but to show it goodness. That if we are sued to give them more than they asked for, to Love both our neighbours and our enemies. That we need to strive to be Perfect as our Father is Perfect.

God laid out a perfect plan for us to follow, a simple plan with only a few rules, nothing like the laws we have to follow in the lands we live. He told us what he expected of us and what we would get in return. The Commandments show us that God is Love and their purpose is to guide us to be that same Love to our neighbours, and to all of mankind.

Matthew 5:21-48
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

22But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

23Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

24Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

25Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

26Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

27Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

28But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

29And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

30And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

31It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

32But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

33Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

34But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:

35Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

36Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

37But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

38Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

39But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

40And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

41And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

42Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

The 10 Commandments – King James Version

Exodus 20:1-17

1And God spake all these words, saying,

2I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

13Thou shalt not kill.

14Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15Thou shalt not steal.

16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

A Face to Face with one of Satan’s Minions

I’m really not a dark and gloomy guy. This is not me usually, to be so pessimistic about things… two blogs in a row about dark subjects. This blog is actually part of the one before it, in that when a small innocent victim has been attacked by a hideous creature, some of that innocence has been replaced by it. Especially if they had been with it for a period of time. When I say, “A Face to Face with one of Satan’s Minions” in the title, I’m not talking about the couple that perpetrated this horrible offence, because I had no clue how 2-faced they were. I was talking about the victim.

A family member had passed, and my wife and I were talking about family things with this family member. It was like a switch went off in them. The conversation was low key and then, bang they were spewing all kinds of anger and hate towards us, yelling at the top of their lungs, calling my wife the cruelest of names and then they left. I heard the voice of Satan within them, condemning us. Normally I would of thought stress of the situation, but this was different. This was ugly.

I tried to keep in contact with them, but their conversations were guarded and short and after a couple of months they started remembering their past. The abuses perpetrated by this couple on them. Just bits and pieces at a time, but more and more as time went by. They still haven’t remembered it all.

Our relationship is very good now in that we’ve been able to talk about this, it certainly explained a lot of the turmoil they went through when growing up. That’s a lot for a young person to carry, thank God they are a Christian in that they can give a lot of those burdens to God. Whether they can forgive the couple, well time will tell, its going to be a tough one to call and require a great deal of prayer on they’re part and mine.

Matthew 18:6

“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

… but deliver us from Evil, For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for Ever, Amen

When someone sins against us we want justice. That’s what the police and court system is for in the country we live in. As far as the person that committed the sin against us… it may not be right away, but God wants us to forgive them. I believe it’s a way for us to heal. It doesn’t mean they got away from what they did, because God is the final Judge. God forgives our sins, when we forgive those that have sinned against us. When you think about it, everyone has sinned against God and sin separates us from God. He wants us to come to him humbly with no baggage.

Matthew 5:39 “But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”

The same thing applies when someone sins against a member of your family, but for me not so easily. Can I forgive a couple of Satan’s minions that told my family member that they were the evil ones the Bible talks about…?  Can God forgive Satan? Of course, I realize this couple was possessed and I would be forgiving them and not Satan’s minions. You see Satan is Sin. He needs mankind to follow him to bolster his ranks and show God he’s better than him. Before the war in heaven, he was bolstering his ranks with the angels and turning them against God.

Isaiah 14:13-14

“For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:”

14 “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”

Revelation 12:7-9

7And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

This couple I was talking about were friends of mine, church goers and held a place of trust within the church. They also had a deep dark secret that I didn’t find out about until recently. When I said I was “red pilled” in an earlier blog, it wasn’t that I was awoken from the “deep state” of political power going on, no, I was awoken from the “deep state of Sin” that’s raising havoc in our world. Satan has his finger in all kinds of dishes, and he has us chasing our tails.

Forgiveness is a hard pill to swallow, but we must. We just have to realize where sin comes from… who’s the father of Sin. The people that have done wrong to us were weak and allowed him in their lives. We’ve all been there to some degree. Sin is Sin. Maybe they reached the bottom and instead of turning to God they turned to Satan, it’s all choices, but if you’re weaken due to an addiction to sin those choices may not be what we see as rational.

My advice is watching the behavior of your kids and don’t just think its normal for them to lock themselves in their room to play video games. If they seem to have an irrational fear of going to school, they could be getting bullied or worse. Listen to them or find someone that will. Don’t send them to a child psychologist that’ll diagnose them with ADHD or something else, to feed them pills they don’t need, when they didn’t show any signs of problems before. In my case the family member’s life was threatened and so was his families so he told no one. In fact, he locked it away in his brain until he started remembering it in his late 30’s. Can you imagine? All the anger he carried, and he didn’t know why. Don’t believe your kids are perfectly safe in places where they should be perfectly safe including schools, daycares, churches, church schools, scouts, boys and girls’ clubs or even with a family member. Even though most of the organizations scrutinise the people that work for them, if they haven’t been caught yet, they won’t have a record.

If you’re a Christian pray that the Holy Spirit will guide you through this. It weighs very heavy on my heart. I wish I was more aware at the time that this was going on. I was in total shock when I was told about this couple. They had a child of their own. For yourselves talk to your doctor if you suspect anything…he can examine them or talk to them. If it is caught early enough, maybe the trauma will heal in the child before they reach adulthood. Don’t be embarrassed about it or make your child feel that it’s their fault, they need to talk to you.

Lord, please grant us peace during these troubling times. We lift up our children to you Lord and ask that you protect them with your angels. We pray that Satan be rebuked from our home and family’s life in Jesus’ name and pray for guidance of the Holy Spirit to guide us as we go about our lives in Jesus wonderful name, Amen!

Bread and Wine Diet and you can Live Forever!

There are all kinds of diets out there these days, and most are to help you lose weight or regain some of that youthfulness we once had. Many of us can certainly lose a few pounds, me included and our doctors usually say if we are overweight, that it will help our overall health. I have never had a doctor tell me I would live forever, have you?

I know many of your friends have said, “oh, you really have to try my new diet, you only eat cabbage soup for two weeks and you can lose 10 pounds”, or you have to try this new diet… those are only temporary fixes, if you go back to eating what you were eating before you’ll gain your weight back and more.

This Bread and Wine Diet is completely different. It takes you just as you are right now, this very minute, this very second and soon as you start it and gives you everlasting life. That’s a pretty bold statement… you won’t see that advertised on TV. The only thing about this diet, similar to the others, but not quite as bad, because you are given a personal helper, is you need to stay on it. You can falter, all of us do, none of us are perfect, but as you continue your whole perspective in life will change. The creator of this diet had to sacrifice his son in order to give this diet to each and every one of us. His son did so willingly, although the pain and torture he suffered was horrendous. The diet is very old, about 2000 years old and was actually written down in the Bible a couple of times.

Luke 22:19-20
19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake [it], and gave unto them, saying, this is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup [is] the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

1 Corinthians 11:23-25

23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the [same] night in which he was betrayed took bread:

24 And when he had given thanks, he brake [it], and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

25 After the same manner also [he took] the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink [it], in remembrance of me.

Three days after Jesus was buried, he rose again. He came as our example that if we believed in him, that he was the Son of God and that through him we would have everlasting life.

If you decide to follow this diet there are no forms to fill out, it costs no money, it just requires your sincere commitment. Go to a quiet place where you’ll be left alone and pray… Dear Lord, thy God, thankyou for sending Jesus to be our example on how to live our lives, thankyou for his sacrifice that believing in him we can have everlasting life, please forgive me of my sins and help me follow you in my life. Send the Holy Spirit to guide me and start me on my journey, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

A useful online Bible I have found for myself is linked on my front page, but here is a link to their beginner’s page which, I believe, may be really helpful to you… https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/become-a-christian.php

Note: I’m not associated with this group in any way, I just find this web site useful.

Beware of the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

I had an odd experience the other day while listening to a YouTube video. It was from a channel I usually listen to so am kind of used to the content and messages, but this one particular video struck me like it was trying to manipulate me into thinking a way different than the way I believe. I felt like I was almost being hypnotized as I couldn’t pause the video or get out of it, thank goodness an ad started right after that that snapped me out of it. (which usually drives me crazy, but this time was great) It made me wonder how many other videos out there are being used in that way.

It would be easy for Satan’s minions to put out a video and make it look like it’s from a Christian Church and falsify the message to lead Christians astray. They probably are doing that now, what better time with Covid-19 and people having watch services from home. We have to be on guard and make sure the message follows the Bible precisely. Satan knows the Bible also.

There are many messages on YouTube these days from many good Christians with great messages. I’m just asking you to beware of false teachings, if they give a Bible reference, pause the video and look it up yourself. Make sure you are not taking their message as the truth. I deleted my subscription to those videos, because of the feeling I got, I can’t say for sure whether videos can manipulate us for sure. Tell me what you think below. Gus

Matthew 7:15

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

Galatians Chapter 5

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Is Forgiveness of our Sin Unconditional?

How many of you really know the Lord’s Prayer? I know there are different versions of it between Jesus and the Apostles, but the main prayer is the same. Most Christians just say the words in repetition and never really hear the words. The Lord says a lot in that prayer. The one part of the prayer I’m going to concentrate on is the area that many Christians may have missed. Below is version from the King James Version of the Bible where Jesus is talking.
Matthew 6
9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

So how many of you have ever said, “I’ll never forgive them” or, “…that man”, or “…that woman”, whatever the case may be? How many of you still have siblings you don’t talk to or a parent because of an argument or something done in the past. Do you know that somehow you have to forgive them…I didn’t say get together with them, the Lord will lead you on which direction to go with that, I didn’t even say talk to them, but in your own heart and soul you have to forgive them? The Holy Spirit will help you; God won’t leave you stranded.

The Lord continued in verse 14…

14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

So, you see, you have to forgive others that have sinned against you, no matter how bad the sin was. Any judgements against that person will be performed from God. I’m not saying if that person is stalking you or you are in immediate danger to come out of hiding and try and befriend them, that is not what this is about. The forgiveness you give to others will change your focus from Fear and Hate to Faith and Peace. God is far more powerful than Satan’s minions. So, pray the Lord’s prayer, even if you have to read it until you really know it and ask the Lord to help you to forgive those that have sinned against you or that you have had a disagreement with. You may not work it out with them, but in your heart and soul you can work it out in your self.

Just Ordinary Folks

We’re just ordinary folks, we have our hardships, our pain, our sickness and we have our needs. One of our needs is to be around family and friends, like other ordinary folks. Of course, these times of Covid-19 have kind of squelched that a bit, but there are still ways to communicate with each other. Families need to stay together even if, Uncle Ralph drinks too much or Gramma Freda smokes those funny cigarettes. If you have a Christian in your family, don’t worry…it’s not catchy, we can’t make you one, it’s a choice. We’re just ordinary folks.

Dear Christian Friends

We are brothers and sisters in Christ, yet we bicker like biological brothers and sisters. One church believes this about the Bible and it believes its ideas are set-in stone and another church believes something else and another church that believes anything different is a cult. There’s name calling and shunning and yet we all call ourselves Christians. What would God think? Satan is loving this; he can cause chaos even in the Christian churches. It is time we all go back to the Bible, yes, the whole Bible. The Bible explains itself and with a little research and a whole lotta prayer your questions should be answered.
I have to do my part in this also, this has touched many of us. I have been shunned because of a church I belonged to and even though it hurt me, I need to show my brothers and sisters that even though I believe something a little different than they do, that Christ is with me. It’s not just members of the church, I was told I belonged to a cult from a pastor of a Baptist Church. I belonged to a church that followed the 10 Commandments at the time. So, it can be anyone, from any church that may make us question our beliefs, it can also be friends and family.
So, what do we do? First, we Pray, pray that Holy Spirit will guide us to making the best decision and ask for The Holy Spirit to give us a better understanding of the Bible. Start studying our Bible. The Holy Spirit will guide us if we listen for that “wee small voice”. Once you start having the Holy Spirit in your life, or maybe you already do, it will change how you feel about others. Know that Christians are a family no matter from what church they attend. And Brothers and Sisters, Satan is more than willing to join our churches and start us infighting against ourselves and others, because separate (from God) we are weak, but as a Whole Body (with God) we can defeat Satan and his minions. The Holy Spirit will help you root out the truth with prayer. Then keep the lines open by what ever means possible. For the Christians pray for God to open their eyes, the Holy Spirit will show them the truth and we need to Forgive Them. Ephesians Chapter 4 (below) talks more about how the Bible expects Christians to live.

John 14:26
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

John 16:13
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”

Chapter 4
1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

5One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

19Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

20But ye have not so learned Christ;

21If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

25Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

27Neither give place to the devil.

28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Tick Tock Tick Tock the World is Being Lulled to Sleep

With all our technologies, busy schedules and yes even being locked down for a pandemic the World is being lulled to sleep. Not the “Sleep” where you actually get rest, the sleep where your senses are dulled. I know a few people that have stopped watching the news just because they were feeling overloaded with information. With our cell phones information is at our fingertips, tablets, laptops or who even has a desktop computer anymore? (well, I do, but I’m an antique) The technology is here for self-driving cars and trucks, if you want you can have a microchip implanted in your brain so you can talk to your computer directly. Tick Tock.
So, what am I getting at… without writing a huge honking blog? The more you’re kept busy with worldly technologies and information the more important things are missed. I’ve been there. The two most important things in your life have to be God and Family. Everything else is window dressing. Everything else makes you forget the things that are important. Gus

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.