Disasters in Four Corners of the World

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Wake up people! We are going through perilous times and it’s not over. There are things happening all across the world; destruction all over. There are earthquakes, storms, fires, etc happening all across the globe in all four corners of the world. God’s Word is being fulfilled. I’m sorry for anyone who do not believe!

It’s sad people choose to believe in conspiracy theories, science theories, their leaders whom by the way they have made their god’s, laws of attraction, and all kinds of things, but they don’t believe in God the Father and Jesus the Son.

No matter the research or the theories there are mysteries man will NEVER uncover, discover, or understand. That is the way it was meant to be, when it’s time to know we will know. Until then, people can guess and hypothesize all they want.

The Bible says “faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen.” Which means we are to walk by faith and NOT by sight. God is forever revealing things, but man want to downplay it or ignore it all together. Man put their trust and beliefs in everything and everyone else, but God. God’s Word will come to past, people can either believe now or later. The difference is later will be too late!!

No matter what you see or hear fear NOT, for Jesus is with us! Stand on the promises of Jesus and know that He is the Son of God; the Father and they have it all in control, despite how it looks. The way people in the world are these days there has to be a shaking up.

God gave us His ONLY begotten Son and people in the world has spit in His face. They have gone right back to the ways of Sodom and Gomorrah and the days of Noah; acting as if Jesus wasn’t ever sacrificed for us. It’s very sad!

We may go through some trying situations, no matter what; let nothing or no one shake your faith. Keep on the full Armor of God and pray without cease. Through it all God will show us all He is the “Great I Am.”

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Stop Walking Away During Your Storm

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Over the years I’ve known many people who want to give up when they are going through trials and tribulations (their storms). They get offended and upset when you say you’re praying for them or if you try to give them words of encouragement. Oftentimes they seem angry and withdrawn from people who are trying to support them. These people are those who need to go back and check where their faith and beliefs lie. They want to give up in the midst of their storms. This isn’t appropriate actions of a true believer.

I know all about storms and weathering storms. I’ve been there time and time again, but never once did I want to give up or not want encouragement. People get caught up in self and trying to solve problems on their own. They lose focus and therefore get lost in their problems. They don’t act on their faith, they basically go in shutdown mode.

When you’re going through your storms, it isn’t the time to get angry at God or to give up. Instead it is when a person should pray without cease and trust Jesus to be who He say He is. Let your faith be unshakable. Things doesn’t always turn out the way we want, but God is always in the midst of it all. Activate the power Jesus gave you and cast your mountain into the sea!

God always answer prayers! He may not answer them the way we hope, but He always answers them. Many times we think we know best, however; it is Jesus who always knows best. We simply have to believe it.

Each time we hold steadfast and weather our storms it makes us stronger and stronger. As we go through it strengthens us and give us testimonies. Our testimonies are reminders of our endurance and strength, but they also help others through their storms. It teaches others what God has done for one, He can do for all; if we believe!

Ye of Little or No Faith

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Life isn’t meant to be a bed of roses. We have to take the good with the bad. We won’t always have it good; we will have tragedies, we will have storms. During those times we can’t blame God. God is there through it all (good and the bad). We will ALL have good days and bad days. We will ALL have bad things happen to us, but God is still standing by. He won’t EVER leave or forsake us. It is people who abandon God.

People rack my nerves when they want to blame God for bad things. Nothing is hunky-dory all of the time. Life is full of up’s and downs. It is full of good and bad. In the lives of many they have nothing to say when all is going well, but as soon as they hit that bump in the road, they want to blame God. They want to say “where was God.” I ask “where you seeking Him through your good times? If you have a real relationship with God then you know He’s right there through it all (good or bad).

People have tight lips when the sun is shining, but soon as their storms come they want to blame God. Many have lost faith or never had it in the first place. When troubles come it’s not the time to abandon ship, it’s the time to raise your sail and weather the storm. Too many who claim to be strong in faith or in fact faithless. They are easily deterred and persuaded. God needs warriors who will stand the test of times, not people who questions who He is or where He is.

I’ve seen people who claim to be strong in their faith withdraw from everyone to include God when they are going through. These are faithless people who are only speaking faith from their lips but not walking in it. The Bible says “for faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not see.” You have to believe it in order to receive it.

Those who talk the talk, but can’t walk the walk are the ones who are saying one thing, but doing another. They are like flower pedals in the wind, they blow whichever way the wind is blowing on any particular day; they have no roots. They conform to the world and they are easily brainwashed. Since they only claim to stand for Jesus they are subject to fall for anything.

To live for God and His Son Jesus is the best choice anyone can make. While living for Jesus on this earth there is a constant battle between good and evil. The devil is doing his job which is to kill, steal, and destroy as many as possible. We have to stay prayed up and watchful. We must understand that trials and tribulations will come, but they won’t last always.

Think about what they did to Jesus; they did everything to Him, but He stayed on the cross. God could have NOT given us His ONLY begotten Son, but He did. There was good and evil back then, I don’t know why people think there shouldn’t be any nowadays. God’s initial intention was for it all to be good, but we know the story of the Garden of Eden and what happened there. Eating from the tree of knowledge open our eyes to everything and because of it, we will forever experience trials and tribulations (good, bad, evil).

In these days and times, we must be anchored. There is always going to be things that happens to us, but we should stand on the Word of God and thank God as we endure our storms. Always pray that even though we must go through our storms that God keeps us as we endure them. It’s time people walk what they talk and stand on the Word of God. Stop blaming Him when you’re going through or questioning His existence when you’re going through. If you’re in the Word and spending time with Him on a daily basis, you should know He won’t EVER leave or forsake you, me, us!

You Must Walk the Talk (For Real)

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Okay, I am going to talk about something that I am tired of hearing people talk about. There are far too many (so called) Holy people who don’t believe the words coming from their own mouths. This is an issue for many, because they can’t fathom the thought of living holy due to their inability and willingness to do so.

I’m here to tell you as a living witness it’s possible. It’ not about being perfect, because to man you will never be good enough, but you can be to God. It’s about knowing that you know in your heart and soul that Jesus is pleased with what He hears and sees in you. Despite of what the world says about you. They will hate on you, talk about you, be jealous of you, envy you, and even hate you, because of their short comings.

People make choices for many different reasons. People lie and pretend for many different reasons. None of it matters, because at the end of the day; God the Father and His Son Jesus knows all of what you do, say, and think are secrets. None of what you do or say is unknown to God. No matter how you play church, shuck, and jive, you can’t fool God. God cleans up whom He calls. He Qualifies who He elects. That’s point blank! “Many are called, but few are chosen” that is straight from the Bible. The truth always show in people’s actions (whether said, done, or whatever).

I’ve told people over and over that if you want to keep living any kind of way go for it, but it’s NOT the way of the Lord. Our way isn’t His way! This may be a Burger King World, but He’s not a Burger King God. People can keep fooling themselves or they can make a conscious decision to get it right. There is only one way and that is through Jesus the Son and by living according to God’s word.

People are damming themselves every day because they’re trying to live their way when it’s against God’s word. People want to be associated or affiliated with God the Father and His Son Jesus through different titles and organizations, but they don’t want to live according to His Word.

There are people who are designated leaders who are doing everything under the sun against God’s teachings. There are people going to church faithfully as if that’s going to get them into Heaven. They go out of tradition, but as the Word says “their hearts are far from Him.” People are serving man and worshipping man. They are dedicated to man, but NOT God. They say they love Him, but the Word says “if you love Him, you will keep His Commandments.)

You can live a Holy life if you choose, but it has to be a commitment to God and His Son Jesus first and then to yourself. You MUST give up this ole nasty world. There is NO way around it. You must truly submit to God and know whom you are serving. You should pray for both the Fruits and the Gifts of the Spirit. With Discernment you will know false teachers, false preachers, and false worshippers as they present themselves. They are seeking whom they can devour (doing exactly what pleases the devil).

When you’ve given up and submitted to God giving up this ole world has no affect on you, because you know you will gain eternal life. The world will no longer look or feel the same. The devil will try you left and right, but the more you stand against him and call him out, he will begin to flee. There’s no doubt you will become a new creature. You won’t be the same, you can’t be the same. All of your old ways of doing things (talking, walking, dressing, thinking, feeling, etc) will change. If you’re still doing it the same way then you need to re-examine yourself, because something is wrong.

I’ve found that people don’t receive it, because they don’t believe it. They don’t believe it, because they’re NOT ready to get off of the fence pole and start living for God. They want to keep a foot in the world. This mentality won’t work! Many will lose their soul’s if they don’t get it together.

People still want to fornicate, commit adultery, worship other people and idols, conform to the world and it’s ways, they want to do everything they want to do when they know it’s against God’s Word. Yet they are leaders and teachers in the church. They are people sitting on the pews every Sunday claiming to be this when they know they are that! Leaders and teachers are people who supposed to be living by a standard and by example. These are the folks being worshipped, idolized, and followed. Blind leading the blind and it’s NOT God’s way!

People are comfortable, compliant, and content with mixing the world with the church. You can do this when you’re still in the world and it won’t bother you, but if you’re a true Saint, you’re not having it, because you know it’s NOT God’s way. God said specifically to separate ourselves, but people still want to mix and mingle.

You can say you love Him all day long, you can hoop and holler all day long, you can cry and sling snot all day long, but if you’re not living what you profess all you’re doing is putting on a show for man. That’s it!!! Like it or not, it’s the truth! Man has no Heaven or Hell to put you in. In fact man has to stand before God for his and herself.

If you read the Word you know He is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. He’s Alpha and Omega, He’s everything! Yet, many choose the world and all of it’s glory (riches, fame, fortune). People build and lay all of their treasures up on earth. They seek fame and fortune, the glamour and the glitz. Nothing here on earth will last and when we die NONE of it is any good to us. If we gain the whole world we WILL lose our souls. I didn’t make it up, it’s in the Word.

It’s your choice what you decide, but know this one thing: time will run out for pretending to be this, when you know you’re that. When you turn it over to Jesus and you accept Him and live your life for Him, those who claim to love you sometimes will walk away. Let them walk! On this journey you have to stand on your own and alone. It’s no buddy system, you have to do it on your own.

If you know you’re sold out to God and His Son Jesus and without any apprehension you can face the man in the mirror and know you are living inside of your home what you profess to the world, then God is pleased with you. This is what it takes to live Holy. You must give up the world, you must die daily, you must be renewed daily. Every day you live you honor God for grace, mercy, and your life. You think God before you do or say anything. In the beginning it may seem hard, but if you’re sincere it becomes more doable; then it becomes a way of life.

There are plenty of people who claim to love me, but I know in their hearts they can’t stand to see me coming. I’m often times never included, but I honestly care less, it’s not about people, it’s about God and my relationship with Him. Some people straight hate on me, because I won’t do what they do. I have given up the ways of the world, I choose Jesus not sometimes when it’s convenient and for show, but all of the time 24/7 hours a day, 365 a year, because it’s necessary and the ONLY way I can live with a peace that surpasses all understanding!!!

I’ve gone through so much, I’ve seen and dealt with things most wouldn’t believe or could accept. I’ve been tried by the fire, yet I stand; and in my standing, if I hadn’t of gone through all I went through to get here today, my life would be different. I wouldn’t have made it through, but because I trusted in God and I cast my cares and my fears on Him, I made it through EVERY single time. It has made me much stronger. I work within the power God gave me and because I believe, I receive much strength. I know He’s real, I know what He can and will do if you allow. It’s possible to live Holy, but you must truly want it.

Many days you may want to throw in the tile, but then you remember troubles don’t last always and “joy cometh in the morning.” We have to learn to tarry and know He is EXACTLY who He says He is. That’s what I believe!!! I’m not trying to force it on anyone, I’m simply telling you about me. I’m telling you what I know. I don’t take the Word and try to twist it or manipulate it, I see it for what it is. Accept it or not! There is a price to be paid for taking from the Word and for adding to the Word, both are against the Word of God.

I want people to truly grasp the fact that there will be no get out of hell tickets passed out. There will be no excuses accepted, because you already have been given guidance. The time is now, tomorrow may never come! While people are trying to fake it, it’s blocking them from ever making it into the Kingdom.

No Support

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A lot of people have gone through a lot of things both good and bad. Many people end up depressed because they received no support from their family and friends. I wanted to write about this issue. I know it can be difficult to deal with, but remember one thing; this is your life and it belongs to no one but you. It’s a good feeling when people acknowledge your accomplishments and let you know they’re proud of you or when someone is there for you when you’re going through troubled times. However, a lot of people don’t have this type of support. One thing I learned years ago is that because of who people are, some aren’t able to be happy for others. In my life whatever I do or have done, I did it for me and that’s the bottom line support or no support. There won’t always be support for you and you can’t let it get you down.

When people can’t say congratulations or be happy for you, it’s not you, it’s them. Some people can’t be happy for others because they are allowing jealousy, envy, and that ole hater’s spirit to interfere. This happens because some people aren’t happy with who they are or where they are in life. It affects their ability to be genuinely happy for others or for them to be there for others. Life goes on and you can’t let people cause you to lose your drive or your joy; it belongs to you NOT anyone else.

The same goes for when you’re going through and no one is there for you. Some people don’t want to be bothered with anyone else when they themselves are going through, because they’re too caught up in their own troubles. A lot of people don’t understand when an individual is there for others it can oftentimes help deal with their own problems. Some people are just plain selfish, but the fact of the matter is; if you don’t get support you must keep on striving. Don’t expect it; this way if you get it great and if you don’t it won’t affect you. You must be able to stand on your own and oftentimes that means standing alone.

I encourage you to be strong! Don’t let the actions of others dampen your spirit. If you do; it means you’ve given power to others allowing them to affect your ability to be the best you that you can be! When people give their power to others they sometimes lose confidence and faith in self. Never allow this to happen to you. There are plenty of people who can’t seem to function without the support of other people. These types of people often have difficulty functioning in life. Your life belongs to you and no matter how much people say they love you they won’t always support you or show happiness for what you’re doing or for what you’ve done.  No matter the case, don’t let it rock your world, keep on keeping on!!

Giving Up on God

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I wanted to write about this, because it’s happening more and more with people who claim to love God and His Son Jesus, yet they live in ways not according to His way. I have talked with numerous amount of people throughout the years who have turned their backs on God and simply lost faith.

People are quick to give up on God, but He never gives up on us. He never let’s go of our hands, it’s us who let’s go of His. Through all of our trials and adversities, He’s always there. The problem is we have the tendency to let go of His hand in our most trying times. We tend to separate ourselves and distance ourselves from God; when during our trying times is when we need Him ever the more.

What never ceases to amaze me is the fact that people will quickly give up on God during their trying times, but they hold on with all of their might to people who are no good for them. They will go through unnecessary ups and downs; when they should have let those people out of their lives. Yet, when it comes to God many people are in that right now God mode. If they don’t get their prayers answered right away, they want to give up. If they go through their trials too long, they want to give up. If they lose someone they love they want to give up on God. When they are going in and out of their peaks and valleys they want to give up. When tragedy strikes in any form they want to give up on God.

People want to curse God, they want to blame God, they act as if because there is bad in this world it means God doesn’t exist. This world in full of both good and evil; it’s a fact! However, many people want to raise the issue of God’s existence when bad things happen and innocent people are hurt or killed. No matter what; He’s still on the throne and no matter how bad it looks, He’s still in control. The devil is the prince of darkness, but God is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. The devil has some power, but God has ALL power to include all power over the devil! They both coexist in this world of ours, but it’s up to us to decide whom we will serve.

People want to curse God through bad times, when they barely have any connection with Him doing their good times. You must have a daily relationship with Him through good and bad. Bad times makes us strong if we believe. Good can come out of bad and even if it doesn’t at any particular time; we must still stand on the world of God and His Son Jesus.

People give up, because from the start they’re not as connected as they say they are. If you have surrendered completely, then you’re no longer wishy washy nor do you wish to be. You’re no longer straddling the fence and you certainly won’t waver in your faith. You will live, think, and act as if you know God is watching you! People give up, because they haven’t ever completely given in. When you’re straddled the fence then you’re not all the way in it to win it. You will falter in your faith and in your walk as soon as something trying comes into your lives.

A person who is sold out to God and His Son Jesus knows trials and tribulations will come. They know they will be tried by the fire. They know their storms will come. Through it all they will stand firmly on the Word of God and they won’t let any man or tragedy shake their faith. There are so many stories about it in the Bible, but the one that sticks with me the most is the book of Job. He lost everything, yet he stayed true to his faith and belief. No one EVER said the road would be easy or smooth. As long as we live, we will deal with something. We will go through our hills and valleys. Tragedies will come and they will hurt, it’s all a part of life. I’ve lost many friends and family I couldn’t count them with my fingers and toes. I’ve known many who have taken their own lives. I’ve personally gone through things that could have broken me IF I would have allowed. Yet I stand tall and proudly on the Word of God. None of our hard/bad times means God loves us any less or that He isn’t covering us. He’s there through it all, if we believe. If you hold on to Him, He got you!

People want to give up on God when they go through their storms, yet they hang on to significant others who are proving everyday they don’t love them or want to be with them. No matter how bad they’re mistreated, they love the individual’s they are with and want to remain with them. Some are abused on a daily basis physically, mentally, and emotionally, yet they cling to these people with everything in them.  Yet, some of the very people who profess Christ are very quick to lose their faith in Him during trying times. This isn’t a true believer. It’s a person who speaks great things from their lips, but their hearts are far from Him. By the way this is Biblical, the Word says this will happen. I see it every single day of my life. I see and hear people professing this and that, but living the lives of hypocrites. As soon as something tragic happens in their lives who they really are surfaces.

God is the same today, yesterday, and forevermore. People are trying to change things up and pretend it’s of God, but the devil is a lie! This is one reason the Word says “I’d rather you hot or cold, if you’re lukewarm I will spew you from my mouth.” God wants soldiers who will stand firmly on the battlefield. He want’s soldiers who will stand no matter what comes their way. We can not grow if we wither and falter every time a storm comes. As believers choose whom you will serve and stop playing church and stop straddling the fence. One day that building will pass away and your fence will fall; what will be left is you (body, soul, spirit). How you live now and what you choose now determines where you will spend eternity. I’m praying those who know in their hearts that they aren’t living what they profess get it right before it’s too late. Tomorrow isn’t promised and as I always say, all we have is this very moment. Each moment we get is a chance to get it right. Peace and love to you all!

WHERE WAS GOD

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We’ve heard this question asked many times. What gets me is the fact that many of the people asking the question NEVER acknowledged God before tragedy struck. However, He’s the one they want to blame when it strikes. Their question is always “where was God?” Is this a fair question coming from people who don’t acknowledge Him? Is it a fair question coming from those who supposedly do acknowledge Him?

He’s there during all of our good times as well as the bad. God is still God; the one who sits high and looks down low. It baffles me when I hear so many people ask this question or when I hear people say they lost their faith, etc. Truth of the matter is you can’t lose something you never had. As people our faith can be tried, but if a person let go of their faith, it was never solid in the first place.

The ONLY trouble free people lie in the cemetery. They are no longer alive and apart of this world. For the rest of us, as long as we breathe we are sure to go in and out of the valleys of life. It’s all a part of life. It doesn’t mean God isn’t there or that He doesn’t care, because He is and He does.

If you believe in the Bible, then you know what changed and why there is both good and evil in this world. If you don’t I challenge you to at least read about it; starting with the first Book (Genesis), which wasn’t applicable to only Adam and Eve at that time, but to all generations to come. Trials and tribulations involves people, their behaviors, and the different tragedies we will at some point experience due to other things. How you perceive and accept any situation determines how you will go through it. It doesn’t matter how horrible it is.

God is there with us through all of our trials, but I personally believe one problem is that many say they believe, but their actions say otherwise. Think about it; if everyone who claimed to believe and love the Lord, truly believed and loved Him, they would lives their lives completely different and this world would be a better place. Unfortunately that’s not the case and in the midst of that there are nonbelievers. Too many are either living on both sides of the fence or they don’t believe at all.

We don’t only face tragedies, trials, and tribulations because of other people, but also due to unfortunate events (floods, earthquakes, etc). There will always be tragedies that happen to us for as long as we shall live, but God remains with us. Things happen that can shatter our lives, but God remains with us. Satan and his angels has their hands in many things. Satan oftentimes make things look good and other times bad. His job is to lie, manipulate, deceive, kill, steal, and destroy. His purpose is to roam the earth, seeking whom he can devour. We all deal with it. That’s just the way it is. Where our faith lies, our relationship with God and His Son Jesus; is what keeps us strong and able to endure our  storms. When people don’t have this, they lack the understanding as to why we have to deal with misfortune.

A lot of people flock to the church on Sunday, but live like hypocrites the rest of the week. Sadly this includes church Leaders and so on down the chain. Many don’t live as new creatures because they aren’t new creatures. It shows in their daily walk. When the connection is nonexistent or false; there’s no real understanding.

God yet lives, He loves each of us, and He’s right there all of the time. The many things we go through; we don’t have to go through alone nor do we have to allow them to break us down. God wants us to believe, have faith, and cast our cares on Him. You can’t do that if you don’t believe and you can’t do it if your profession is a lie!

Our lives weren’t meant to be trouble free. It would be wonderful if it was, but it isn’t. Trials come to make us strong, but sadly many people allow their trials to break them down.

How we go through anything is a personal decision. What we believe is a personal choice and how we live our lives is a personal choice. I pray that you allow God to heal your pains and that you’re no longer bitter or angry at God for things that has happened or will happen. No matter how it looks, He’s still in control.  No matter where we go or what we do, the world is full of good and evil. We will face something! God is right there waiting for us to lean and depend on Him.