Repent While You Can

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God put it on my heart to tell people to repent before it’s too late. I know many people don’t believe it, because they’ve heard it for so long. There are many others who don’t believe it because they don’t believe, period! It doesn’t matter which category people fall in they will get the same out come if they don’t repent and change; which is a place in hell.

Many people think they can do what they do then repent and it will be okay. This is a lie. People who are sinning then repenting only to do the same sin again are securing themselves a sure seat in hell. That isn’t how it works. God said repent and sin no more, He wants us to turn from sin.

You can’t keep going back to your same sin; you must be willing to change. You have to get a mind set of not sinning. A person has to have no desire to sin. This is why the Bible says “resist the devil and he will flee.” You have to resist temptation. If you have a mind set focused on Jesus you aren’t going to want to sin.

People may not believe what I’m writing, but I’m here to tell you it’s true. Repenting your sins isn’t going to get you into Heaven and neither will accepting the Lord as your Savior (believing Jesus died on the cross for our sins). None of it will get you into Heaven.

The Bible says we must be born again. Being saved is the first step, which means you are accepting Jesus died on the cross for your sins. If a person doesn’t do anything beyond being saved then they won’t grow in Christ. Once being saved a person must be born again in order to live for Jesus. Born again means turning away from sin. It means changing from the old to the new. Most people are saved at early ages; to include myself. However, it was many years later that I was born again and living for Him. Thank God I had sense enough to rededicate myself to Him and be truly born again.

Far too many spend time faking and pretending to be Holy rather than being truly born again and living Holy. They are all about how they look to other people. Faking and pretending gets a person no where but to hell if they don’t change their ways. We are all given many chances to repent and change, but unfortunately many won’t do it. People are so comfortable and happy with how they are they refuse to change. They are complacent in how they are. They lie and hide what they are doing as if God doesn’t already know.

No matter how a person pretends to be; God knows how you really are. He’s the ONLY one who can put you in Heaven or Hell. He’s the ONLY one who all man will bow to. Too many people are bowing down to Man dismissing God the Father all together. Man can put you in the grave, but they CAN’T place you in Heaven or hell nor can they harm your soul. We choose where we will go by how we live right now.

Times are becoming very unpredictable and chaotic. This very moment is realistically the only time we have to decide. The next second isn’t promised. God says He’s coming like a twinkling of an eye, He’s coming swiftly. Now is time to repent and turn away from the world.

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If You Loved Jesus As Much As Everything Else

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We’ve all been guilty. I have mentioned it in previous post I am a gospel singer/songwriter and I love it beyond words. I grew up singing from the age of 11, I’ve been around top notch national artist. I’ve enjoyed singing on the same stages with them all over the place. God knows my passion for it, but my passion for Him exceedingly and abundantly outweighs my passion for it.

I’ve learned in my life particularly in the past going on 9 years to lean and depend completely on Jesus. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t worship or idolize nothing or no one. I know I am “plain Jane” to most. I have no favorite anything. There are things I like, but the line between enjoying those things and worshipping those things is great. I worship nothing or no one, other than the Father. He’s my everything and my all and all. I am rooted and grounded in my faith. I live what I teach and preach. I don’t waver with the way of the world.

Too many people profess Him with their lips yet their hearts are far from Him (straight from the Word). It is so true! These same people profess to live for Him (lies). I’m not trying to judge, I’m only telling the truth.

If a person really love God, then He would be first in their life and it will be reflected in how they live. Instead of getting right and for real with Jesus many are trying to hide what they are really doing. They think what they are doing is hidden or is a secret. Well nothing is a secret to the Father. He knows and sees all we do. He said all things done in the dark will come to the light. It’s no lie people!

If people loved Jesus and our Father God the way they love everything else oh what a beautiful world this would be. People are too busy trying to showboat and pretend until they don’t understand they are on the road to hell.

People are so focused on worshipping other people who by the way aren’t exempt from the same problems in life as you, (love, pain, suffering, all kinds of other troubles) and they aren’t exempt from dying. Yet many of the same people claiming to love Jesus are idolizing people and many other things.

People spend millions on sports teams, they are die hard fans. Yet, they don’t show near the passion for Jesus. They pick Him up and put Him down when it’s convenient for them.

People will go to the ends of the earth to seek love, when most times what they receive; has NOTHING to do with love.

God is being mocked on every hand. In today’s society it seems the norm to mock God, but let me tell you He’s a God that shall not be mocked. People who are doing it will be greatly rewarded. Yes rewarded, because they will received something in return for the wrong they’re doing.

As I’ve always said; this world has nothing to offer but death; that’s it! People who are ONLY claiming Jesus don’t want to let go of this world. They still want to do what they do, act how they act, talk how they want, etc; when none of it is a representation of Jesus. A bunch of “wolves in sheep’s clothing.” However, no matter the disguise; you can’t fool Jesus! You can’t fool God; you’re only fooling yourself. Fooling yourselves into believing #1 that you’re smart enough to fool God and #2 that the world has something better to offer you then God and His Son Jesus.

God has no respectable person and neither does the devil. God wishes for none of us to perish, while the devil is trying to kill us all. God’s love for us is unconditional, but the devil knows nothing about love (he’s here to kill, steal, and destroy). God cleans you up from the inside out, but the devil only polishes the outside making a person appear to be something he or she is not. Sill people would rather profess Jesus but live for the devil. They are choosing to “gain the whole world and lose their souls” because if you’re not truly for Him (all the way), then you’re against Him.

Loving Jesus completely is to put Him first and not put anything or anyone before Him. If people would put in the effort and time to love Jesus and want to be a part of Him like they do the world and all of its ways what a wonderful world it would be.

Beauty of a Snowflake

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Just wondering, have you ever taken the time to look at a snowflake? I did and couldn’t believe its beauty. They are intricately made. I was absolutely blown away by it’s uniquely complex and beautiful design. I don’t know, but I assume snow is millions upon millions of these beautifully designed flakes.

In my opinion, it is more proof of the existence of God. How on this earth is a snowflake so definitively designed? Snowflakes are beautifully cut and shaped. If you don’t believe me if given the opportunity take the time to inspect it for yourself. They even have holes in them (smile).

It dawned on me to ask my sister had she ever seen one, she couldn’t believe the design I described to her. I believe God shows us His existence through so many things we take for granted.

I’ve always said I didn’t like snow. I was looking at it in the sense of slipping and sliding, etc. Never for one second did I know the beauty of a snowflake until the moment Jesus tugged at my heart to look a little closer. The only thing I could mouth was “wow, it’s beautiful.” His creation and beauty is all around us.

People think things happen by chance or coincidence. Not true!!! God shows his existence through many signs and wonders people take for granted. Please take the time to smell the roses so to speak, because in doing so you will discover beauty you never knew existed. His beauty surrounds us! If you take the time to look closely at a snowflake and it blows you away like it did me, come back and comment about it’s beauty. It’s really amazing!

We’re all his Children, yet not all Children of God

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God wishes for none of us to perish. We are all His children, but we aren’t all children of God, because we all don’t believe. He doesn’t wish for one single soul to be lost. There are so many things that happens to us which we consider as unfortunate. However, many times God allow things to happen to get our attention. Many times we go through things and don’t learn anything. God allows us to do it our way. He isn’t a God who throws Himself on us, but He does sometimes do things to try and get our attention.

There are many people who refuse to listen to Jesus speaking to them, because they want to do things their way. They don’t want to give up the wrong for the right. They want to use the bits and pieces of the Bible when feasible for them. He speaks to us, but many won’t listen, because they are too busy doing what they do. Sometimes God throws something at us to knock us down and into reality. Some people stop and listen for a moment, but soon as their crisis is over they go right back to doing what they used to do. He doesn’t force Himself into our lives. He’s standing and waiting for all of His children, but many won’t answer the call.

I have a friend who just got out of ICU, he fell and cracked his skull causing bleeding on the brain. He told me God spoke to Him and now he’s running for Jesus. It made me cry, because I know the type of person he once was. He acknowledged Jesus and God the Father, but He wasn’t running the race. He had a clear revelation and now he is a messenger. He said falling busting his skull was the best thing ever happened to him. He had an unfortunate thing to happen to get his attention, the fortunate part it all is it worked. He is now on Jesus’s side spreading the good news!! I’m ecstatic!

I’ve known plenty of people who had accidents, but they weren’t granted the opportunity to live and tell it. It’s sad, but it happens. That’s why it’s important to stop playing with God, stop mocking God, stop mimicking the Holy Spirit, and so forth, because we don’t know when He’s to return. People don’t know if they will have a chance to repent or not. Me, personally I wouldn’t EVER risk the chance of losing my soul. Nothing or no one is more important to me than Jesus my Lord and Savior and our Father God.

Salvation is free bought with a price which was the crucifixion of Jesus for our sins. We don’t have to live in sin, people choose too! Living right is as easy as living wrong. It’s all about choices! I have gone through a lot, but I’ve learned from it all. When Jesus removed the scales from my eyes I never missed what I gave up, not one single bit. I don’t play church nor do I play with God. I live for Him daily!!

No one knows what the next second will bring or if there will be time for repentance. He’s standing at the door of all hearts knocking ready to come in. Many are constantly risking their souls because they want to live how they want to live and not according to the Word of God the Father and His Son Jesus. Some people’s attention He will get others He won’t. It depends on what the individual chooses.

Many want to blame Him when things go wrong, but never acknowledged Him in the first place. People easily accepts good, but don’t want to accept evil. You can’t have one without the other. No matter what Jesus is there. If you give up on Him, you never REALLY had Him. If you don’t have Him, it’s because you don’t believe. If you don’t believe, it’s your personal choice! There’s only ONE way to the Father and it’s not through the universe, it’s through His Son Jesus! He loves you all and wishes for none of you to perish, but the choice to choose is yours!

When the one You’re With Isn’t who you Want

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A lot of people find themselves in this particular situation. If it’s you this is 2017 and time to make some changes. First of all I am very much against anyone who is in a relationship (married or dating) and have feelings for someone else. You are so wrong! Nothing just happens, people pursue relationships. If you are in a relationship under no circumstance should you pursue someone else. There is no way to justify it, it’s wrong!

I know things happen in life and people grow apart for many reasons. In all honesty, I believe if people are honest with themselves and go back to the beginning thinking about how their relationships began many will find they didn’t have solid foundations from the start. Most times than not relationships starting out wrong will end wrong. You reap what you sow and then some!

Too many people accept crap from the start and when they no longer want to be with the other person they suddenly have an epiphany of the truth. No, the epiphany was always there in the forms of signs, but people fail to accept them. Then many want to go looking for something else only to make a bad situation worse. Running to someone else doesn’t fix your current situations. These types of people must stop dragging other people into their messed up situations.

When a person is solely led by the heart they are lead blindly into bad situations. People oftentimes miss all of the pertinent and relevant signs due to being led by the emotions of their hearts. They fall knee deep off of feelings and emotions (they look good, they make you feel good, you like what they do to you and what they do for you, etc.) totally disregarding the many signs present. None of it keeps a relationship together. If people would stay focused early in their relationships they can see the truth from their distorted misperceptions.

Many people are in unhappy relationships. They are in relationships, but aren’t with who they really want to be with. These types of people have settled; for whatever reasons. People stay together for the same wrong reasons many get together. All of it leads to unhappiness and unhealthy relationships. Sadly many of these individuals have children.

The biggest misconceptions of parenting is people think because both parents are present it’s a better environment for the child. This isn’t necessarily true. Both parents can be present yet either one or neither one are actually parenting their child/children. They have too much tension and animosity going on to really parent their children. Children are very smart they see something is wrong. In other words don’t get with anyone because of a child and don’t stay with anyone because of a child. If you’re a good parent you can be a good parent in or outside of the home.

I’m not telling anyone to leave who they are with, but if who you’re with isn’t who you want; then your heart, mind, and soul isn’t there. It’s a terrible situation to be in. You can’t give your relationship or significant other what he or she needs if your not all in it.

A lot of people stay together for years and years. What is even sadder is many of them can’t stand to be around one another. To me this is madness and nonsense! Loving someone and being in love with someone are two totally different things. Many people find themselves in relationships where they love the person, but are not in love with that person. Both must be a part of any healthy relationship.

This is 2017 and the saying is true “you can’t expect a different outcome if you’re doing the same things.” Be with the person you’re with because you love them and are in love with them. If you both love and are in love with them then you will need, want, and desire them in your life. I don’t care what anyone says, anything less you’re selling yourself short!!

God Will Separate the Real From the Fake

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You best believe He will do it. I’m talking about the God with the big G and not the little g. Time is at hand, but many people are still playing church. Look around at all of the tragedies that are happening day in and day out, things are getting worse each day. Still; it is not enough for people to want to give up the ways of the world.

My message is to encourage those who claim to believe to reexamine their lives. There’s nothing man can do other than kill your body, they can’t harm your soul. Who a person chooses to serve while they live determines where they will live for eternity. Man can’t do anything other than bow before the King. Man includes everyone!!!

All the mocking of God and Jesus is damnation. All of the mimicking is a simple form of acting with no relevance towards getting into Heaven. The old saying we’ve all heard “fake it to you make it” is shenanigans. If a person keeps faking it they won’t make it at all.

There are many leaders in the churches. They go by many titles, but not one title means nothing if they’re not called by God. Many are called by man and it shows in their walks. They do and say things not becoming of a person who is walking with the Lord. It shows in many of their shortcomings. God will reveal these people! Nothing you think is a secret is a secret!!!!

Many people claim they are on His side ONLY to be man pleasers, doing any and everything against God. The sad part is they act as if God doesn’t know. They take on a form of godliness, but they aren’t truly Godly. If you’re not for Him you’re against Him, period!! You can’t serve two Gods, period!! There is only ONE God, but many other gods!

Too many are using Him like a pawn. They pray in the church rambling on using eloquent words they think are beautiful to the ears. They fake the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongue. None of it will provide a person a seat in the Kingdom. A person must be born again and they must live Holy. Perpetrating and pretending will get a person nowhere but in hell.

Too many are running to the church house for show. It’s all a form of performance, fashion, and showboating. It’s all too appease and please man. People faithful to man in all their doings but NOT to God and His Son Jesus. Jesus died on the cross for our sins, yet many still choose sin when salvation is free. For many they act as if His dying was in vain, because of how people STILL choose to live. They claim to live for Him when they really don’t. I’m very thankful His dying wasn’t in vain, because He chose me and with honor I choose Him!

We have to be transformed completely. Many claim to live for Jesus yet they live any kind of way. We can’t do all of the things we once done and think it’s okay; it’s not! The Bible speaks of false prophets, teachers, leaders, and people in general who are professing living for Him and doing His works; yet are lying and living hypocritically!!

My prayer is that people seek Him while they can. I pray for those who don’t know Jesus in the pardoning of their sins. I pray for those who claim to know and live for Him, because IF they don’t change they will lose their souls.

Man has nothing good enough for me to be willing to give up Jesus and turn back to the world, NOTHING!! Nothing and no one is worth it and anyone who knows me, knows this is how I feel. He’s first in my life and I stand on His Word. I want Him to tell me “well done my good and faithful servant.” Nothing on this earth is worth me missing the mark!

God is going to do the separating of the Saints from those who are ONLY pretending (the aints). In His word He has already told us to separate ourselves, but too many who claim to have separated themselves have not. They are trying to play both sides when it’s NOT possible. Either you’re for Him or against Him. If you’re not 100% for Him then you’re against Him.

I Don’t Think I’m Better You Think I Am

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I’m sure many of us can relate to this. You have people in your lives who can’t embrace or love you because they feel you think you’re better than them. I think this is a sad state of mind. It happens within family relationships, friendships, and relationships with others.

It is my belief that when a person has to be fake with you, then they are fake, period! Many times a person doesn’t feel they are better because they have better, it is what it is. However, because in some folks heart of hearts they are jealous or envious to a degree; they allow how they feel to hinder how they treat you. It’s a pure shame!

People automatically assume you think you’re something when it’s farthest from the truth. Instead of people not liking you because you happen to have a little more than they have, they should figure out what’s wrong with them that’s allowing them to have the feelings they are having. It’s not your problem it’s there’s.

Many people have issues with individuals they know have achieved something when the opportunity is before us all in some way. It’s unfortunate some people can’t love you, because they are too filled with dissatisfaction concerning themselves. Instead of dealing with their own issues and reaching for the skies they can’t stand how other people chose to move forward.

Stop thinking people feel this way when they really don’t! I’ve seen many family members treat certain family members a particular way when they have a little more then them. They will either not really seem to care for the person because they are hating on them or they will gravitate towards the person trying to get what they can. People should love you for you being you and not for what you have. Any person doing otherwise has their own issues to contend with.

Yes; there are some people who achieve things and become boastful and arrogant. They act brand new (have their noses in the air). If you’re this type of person be careful, because the same way you got it, it can be gone. Lastly; you can’t take NOTHING with you when you leave this world. It’s very shallow to allow things (achievements regardless of what) to change you, because that’s all they are; things.

Speaking for myself; there is nothing I have or can obtain that will change me. I’m the same person regardless of what anyone thinks. In other words don’t allow how people treat you or what they think of you to hinder you. People will think what they think regardless. When you don’t give your power to them how they feel doesn’t affect you anyways!