Decrease Self, so God can Increase in You

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Too many so called Saints are pumped up by others to the point of being puffed up. They are standing dangerously on man-made pedal stools. They may have started out with a sincere walk, however; because they didn’t ever really have their feet planted they took their eyes off Jesus and started thinking they are doing it on their own. It isn’t so!!!!!! Now they are all puffed up and too blind to see it. They have lost focus and now it’s about self-gratification which normally entails power and greed. This has nothing to do with Jesus.

The catastrophic truth is they are man serving man and no longer Jesus! These types of people do what they have to do to keep the spotlight on them to continue with their greedy ways. They are being worshipped, praised, and idolized. Sad part of it all is they love it! None of it has anything to do with Jesus!

Some people will catch attitudes if they aren’t addressed by their titles. Many are getting their quick degrees, because they think it makes them more prominent. You know this has nothing to do with Jesus the Son or our Father God. Jesus isn’t impressed at all in no way, shape, form, or fashion. It is meaningless to Him.

When individuals have gained all of their worldly possessions and then some day die, nothing they’ve gained benefits them IF they weren’t living for Jesus and according to His Word! Someday we will ALL leave this world. If a person has lived for the world, they will ultimately die gaining the world, but losing their soul.

No one can grow in spirit if they are full of self. If they are puffed up and prideful, they will make everything about self. These types of people are living in vain. Their lifestyles benefits them none at all. These types of people are seeking accolades from man. Their focus is on being pleasing in the sight of man. Their focus is no longer on Jesus, because they feel they got to where they are on their own.

As I’ve always said, there is nothing wrong with self development, self improvement, goals, success, etc. However, if a person isn’t focused on Jesus and helping others none of it matters. We aren’t here to simply accomplish our dreams and goals. We are here to serve Jesus and help others. It’s not about us! Don’t get me wrong, we aren’t supposed to live for other people or allow others to hinder us, but we are here to lend others a hand. Helping others doesn’t mean allowing yourselves to be walked over or stomped on. It means giving someone a helping hand when and where you can. It means being more selfless and less selfish.

The only way to the Father is through the Son. The only way to the Son is by being born again and living a Holy life according to the Word of God. When
people make their existence all about what they have, their titles, and their money; they’ve lost complete focus. These types of individuals can’t increase in Jesus until they decrease in self. Jesus can’t use us until we decrease in self and allow Him to work in us and through us!

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Man’s Pedal Stool, Man’s god

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I worship no one or nothing other than God and His Son Jesus. I’ve been told I’m plain. Okay, whatever! I love people and I enjoy doing many things, but I don’t do what I use to do, point blank! What I choose isn’t worshipping people or things. No one on earth is worth it to me! People who are worshipped breathe, eat, and put their clothes on same as me. They breathe the exact same air, they may eat better food and they may have finer clothes, but it doesn’t make them God. There are many gods, but only one God.

I think it’s ridiculous to see how people are worshipped and praised. Individuals fall out, hoop, holler, and cry over other people when many of them doing this foolishness don’t even love themselves. They fall in love with these people, but don’t know what love is about. They attach themselves to people who probably wouldn’t give them the time of day.

What’s even worst and sadder is the fact that these people who are worshipped think they are gods because it’s the pedal stool they are put on by society. They act as if they are different because they have the means to do different things. No they aren’t different! They live, die, and experience all of the things everyone else experiences in this world. No status or amounts of money will change it, no one is exempt from none of it! That’s why you see the same people being worshipped committing suicide, depressed, jumping from relationship to relationship, mutilating themselves, etc. etc, no one is trouble-free. Reality is no amounts of money or notoriety, changes what’s on the inside.

The hearts of men and women is what is causing our society to be in the shape it is. People are doing any and everything for fame. People are doing any and everything to be a part of the world. A person can be rich with money, but not rich where it counts which is spiritually. If you’re not rich spiritually; money and all of the worldly possessions means nothing! Someday people will have to depart from their money and possessions. How a person lives now determines their final resting place (Heaven or hell). It’s that simple!!

Some individuals spend a lot of energy and time worshipping and idolizing other people; yet  have no investment in self. They make other people lives their business when it’s not. They make the people they worship their gods. Bottom line is the people they worship still eat, poop, have all kinds problems, and then someday die like everyone else.

A lot of individuals who claim to serve God are also worshipping people and things. People must be vigilant and careful who they are worshipping, because it’s idolatry. It is against God and His Son Jesus! Choose what you want to choose, but know that you can’t serve Jesus and worship individuals or things. No and’s, if’s, or but’s about it!

You Cherish the Title, but deny yourselves the Lifestyle

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I know some people don’t want the truth no matter how much they say they do. Many people seem more satisfied with folks sugarcoating or lying to them then them hearing the truth. We are in times of life and death, I don’t have time to sugarcoat anything for anyone.

There are many people who are adamant about obtaining a title and being addressed by that title. I’m here to tell you no title will get you in Heaven. God isn’t impressed by any titles. Too many people in this world are mesmerized and caught up by their titles. Some of them have so many titles behind their names it’s ridiculous.

I’m not against anyone progressing, however, when you make the title define who you are then you have lost the true meaning of it all. When people do this they are not looking to Jesus, they are looking to man. It looks and sounds good to man, but to God it means absolutely nothing and it will not get you a seat in the Kingdom.

Step from behind your titles and be hungry to live the lifestyle. One major problem I’m seeing on this pursuit for Heaven is many people claim they want it, but their actions tells the truth. They are stuck on getting the titles, but they don’t want to actually live the lifestyle. They choose to mimic the lifestyle rather than to truly live it. The reason people do this is because they are still in the world. If you aren’t for Him you’re against Him, period, and point blank!

The same man people are worshipping and praising will be bowing before the Father like me, you, and everyone else. Stop worrying about what you have to offer, boast about, and showboat for man. Man has to die and give in account like us all. Man is whoever you choose it to be when it’s not God the Father and His Son Jesus.

Many people will miss their chance for Heaven if they don’t wake up and change their ways. Professing Christ and living something else equals damnation. God isn’t interested in titles, glitz, glamour, fame, or fortune. He’s interested in true worshippers who are living Holy lives.

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.

Faithfulness

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I know this post will step on many toes and I’m hoping it hurts enough that someone will want to change. I wanted to write about this, because this is happening all over the world to so called people who are professing Christ in their lives.

People are very faithful to many things and many people. They go out of their way to show their faithfulness and will not waver from it. They are faithful and true to those things and people.

Millions are faithful to their name brand material things. They will not walk out of their homes unless they’re matching from head to toe with their named brand clothes and accessories. Don’t get me wrong there’s nothing wrong with looking good and there’s nothing wrong with purchasing what you can afford, but when it’s an obsession, then that means it too far. Some women carry named brand purses, but don’t have any money to go in them. This is sad, because what a person has doesn’t define who they are and for many it’s a camouflage to cover something else.

For many bigger is better. There are many who have big homes and big cars but no money for gas for those cars. As far as the homes they don’t burn their heat in the winter or air in the summer, because it’s too expensive. This makes no sense, if you can’t afford it why have it? It’s  sad people freeze in their homes or burn up in their homes because they can’t afford to burn their heating and cooling systems.

As for sports, wow! People go crazy for sports teams and memorabilia. Millions are spent on items to include tickets, etc. People go bonkers to keep up with their teams, etc. They spend hundreds and thousands to see their favorite teams play. It’s like they’re possessed or obsessed by these things.

Those who go to church go faithfully, they pay their tithes faithfully not even understanding what tithing is truly about, who it was initially intended for, and how it was performed. They have no clue in Malachi when it talks about a storehouse that there were storehouses intended for keeping crop and meats fresh (like a modern day refrigerator). They are brainwashed by the church leaders of today. They go to church every Sunday and when they miss they feel guilty. This is because they are praising and worshipping their church leaders and not God the Father and His Son Jesus. Many churches of today are business oriented and not about gaining souls for their heavenly home. They are too worried about losing souls from their church homes. If you lose members then you can’t finance the sanctuaries, those nice homes, cars, and the lifestyle period! I know someone is mad and all I can say from the heart is if it hurts then it hurts for a reason. Take a closer look at why it bothers you. If it doesn’t pertain to you at all, then it shouldn’t bother you. People don’t get hurt by the truth unless it’s the truth! Get it????

Millions are faithfully engaged in things that are not of God the Father and His Son Jesus, but they profess them in their lives. They are committing adultery, fornicating, idolizing, stealing, killing, lying, involved in drugs, drunken with alcohol, deep into gambling, lovers of themselves, sexual immoral, and you name it. None of it is of God, at least not God the Father and His Son Jesus. Anything you do that dams your soul is a sin. If it has a hold on you, it’s a sin. The biggest problem in these situations is people want to say no one is perfect. Well, don’t the Word say “we are made in His image? When we surrender our lives to Him, then we take on His ways, because our ways aren’t His ways. We become new creatures and our old filthy ways are no more. That is; if you truly surrender. You won’t think, feel, or act the same and you will know without a doubt that you can live Holy. You can’t enter into the Kingdom of God unless you live Holy. Many leaders don’t live Holy, because although they’re leading their flocks, they themselves haven’t given up this world. The things they’re doing behind closed doors is no secret to the Father. To say no one is perfect is an age old excuse to keep doing what one wants to do, but as mentioned in an earlier post it can’t be used as a get of hell free card!

There are many things I could mention, but the last thing I want to write about is how people are faithful to worshipping other people. This is one of the saddest thing I’ve ever seen. People seem to lose their minds over celebrities and other people of status, when the only difference between them and those people are money and lifestyles. They still have the same issues in life (relationship issues, emotional issues, mental issues, self esteem and confidence issues, sickness, and death etc). Yet many go out of their way to worship them, (literally).

You can’t accept what you don’t know. You can’t receive what you don’t believe in. However, when you profess to believe and you live something else, then you are a liar. This post is intended for those types of people. You don’t realize that nothing is hidden from God. The playing and perpetrating will get you no where but damnation. The Bible  says “gain the whole world and lose your soul.” My question to you; is it worth it? It may seem so while you are living and breathing, but one day you won’t be. If heaven is your goal, then you must live now while you have the chance, so you can have a seat at the welcome table in Heaven.

Where is your faithfulness? Many of you abuse your temples (bodies), your sanctuaries by doing things in them that’s not of God, and you’re too worried about your earthly homes and not enough about gaining access to your heavenly home. None of us knows the day or the hour that our time on earth will come to an end. If you’re not ready, then it will be nobody’s fault but yours. This is an individual thing, no one can do it for you and you can’t do it for no one.

If you’re faithful to everyone and everything else, then you can’t be faithful to God. Well let me rephrase this statement. You are being faithful to your gods, but not God the Father and His Son Jesus. You probably wondering why I keep stating it as such. I write God the Father and His Son Jesus, because you can’t get to the Father less you go through the Son and together they make one. Another reason I phrase it as such is because many worship gods, but not the one that begins with the big G (God the Father and His Son Jesus). They profess it, but the truth is in their daily walk which reveals who they really are and what side they’re really on. Remember you can fool some people some of the time, but you can’t fool God none of the time. Where is your faithfulness??? If you’re above the ground and not beneath it then today is your day to get it right, you may not get another one!

 

 

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU

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Some people have gotten too high for their own good. By high I mean they’re up in the clouds on their pedal stools. They didn’t get up there on their own, others have elevated them to that point and now they’re too high for their own good. I won’t categorize it by any particular type of people, because I’ve seen it by people of all caliber.

Today I am referencing leaders in the church. This post isn’t intended for all, but “if the shoe fits, wear it.” If it doesn’t be thankful it’s not about you. I know the first thing someone will say is I’m judging. Those who aren’t on the right road will think it’s judging. I’m not trying to judge anyone, because God has left what we must abide by, especially those who are leaders in the church. I’m speaking the truth, I’ve seen what I’m writing about time and time again. God isn’t pleased at all! Initially some leaders may have had good intentions, but they have lost it along the way. They’ve lost focus, therefore control. It has turned into a race for fame and fortune. They’ve forgotten about their flock and what the true message is about. They’ve made is about things of the world and no longer about living in such a way to gain eternal life.

I am appalled at what I am seeing church leaders do and say these days. We are living in trying times and things won’t get better. Things in the Bible must be fulfilled; so that means things will become worse.  Many who aren’t acknowledging it are those who are supposed to be serving God.

Leaders, I don’t care what title or titles you hold, I am talking to you. If you’re not for real about what you’re doing it’s time you sit down. Some of you are falling down in one way or another (dying, becoming suicidal, drugged and alcohol addicted, depressed, getting caught up in gay scandals, abuse scandals, sex scandals, and all types of things etc). On the other hand some of you think you’re getting away, because your dirt hasn’t yet been brought to the light. Today is your chance to get it right. a chance to stop the foolishness; to change your ways, and your life. However, if you don’t, you too will fall sooner or later. God is tired of being mocked!

God is charging you many times over for leading his flock astray.You’ve become hungry for attention, fame, and fortune. A lot of you aren’t teaching soul salvation at all. All your teaching is material prosperity. You’ve lost the focus. You’re not teaching how to live holy and how to truly worship, honor, praise, and obey our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You’ve lost focus of the true message. You’re not speaking the truth, your heart isn’t with the Messenger and your eyes are no longer on the Creator. It’s all about you. I believe this is why everybody want to be a preacher, pastor, evangelist, bishop, apostle, prophet, etc. etc. They love the power that comes along with it. Many are too busy focusing on who has the nicest and biggest church, and material things.

The Word says, “for many are called, but few are chosen.” The problem with the world today is far too  many of you have called yourselves and it is the VERY reason why you’re not chosen. You’ve made it all about you. You love being praised, worshipped, and honored by your congregation and others.

Some of you are living more crooked than the letter S. You’re living like hypocrites behind closed doors, because you  feel you can’t be seen. Some of you are so in your face and don’t care what people see, because you hold the power, control, and authority over the people. You use it to the max; people fall at your feet, and will do anything for you. Some of you take full advantage of this.

A true saint sees the truth by way of the Holy Spirit and a Gift of the Holy Spirit; which is Discernment. The truth is visible. The sad part of it all is you think you’re fooling everybody, because you’re fooling so many. You’re mistaken! Most importantly; you’re not fooling God.

You’re accepting any and everything in the sanctuary. You’re allowing things that are clearly against the Word of God. You go along with it because of the mighty dollar and keeping people pleased so that they come back and not go anywhere else. Many of you are all about notoriety and recognition. You want to be an important person of prestige.

Some of you act as if God is the little one and you’re the Creator. You’ve actually put Him on the back burner while you’ve put yourselves out front. Although many have helped put you there and up on the pedal stool you’re on, it’s you who will be charged by God, because you’re in the position of leader in/of your church.

Many of you are flashier than worldly people. It’s because you too are still in the world. Nothing about your life is changed. What I mean by this is you’re still doing the same worldly things. You CAN’T live any kind of way and gain eternal life. If this was the case the entire Bible and God would be a lie.

Heaven and Hell are real. Every single day we’re blessed to see is a day to get it right. It’s a chance to change our ways and to get it right. Unfortunately many fail to take this wonderful opportunity. Instead they continue on in their mess.

Today, right now, is an opportunity to change your life. You must have a made up mind, a changed mind and heart. God must be your all and all, your everything, your reason for the seasons, your first and last, the greatest love of your life, etc. You must be sold out to Him. If you don’t feel this way then you shouldn’t be standing before people calling yourself a leader called by God. God qualifies those He elect. Too many leaders have set their own qualifications to go by, because they’re not truly called by God.

Many of you are living to build up your worldly houses, but have forgotten about your spiritual houses. You love the things of the world. You love being considered by your congregation and others as great! You love being called “great woman or man of God” knowing it’s furthest from the truth. You’re pumped up with pride. You’re boastful and you’ve forgotten how to be a servant. All you care about is being served.

At some point you may have given your life to Christ, but somewhere you took your eyes off of God and His Son Jesus Christ. God can’t use you the way you are, because you’re too full of vanity. It’s time to come down off of your pedal stool so that you may be a true prospect the Lord can use.

You can’t be both in the world and of the world; yet preaching God’s Word; thinking it’s alright by God. It’s not! You know you’re wrong and if you don’t stop it one day you won’t have an opportunity to ask for forgiveness. If this happens, when your eyes close for the last time, dead is what you will be and you will not have eternal life. Stop trying to gain the world only to lose your soul. I’m not trying to hurt no one, I’m trying to help somebody, before it’s too late.

STRADDLING THE FENCE

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Okay, the very last post was about “choosing a side.” This one is going to go a little bit further. This post is for those who claim to be living their lives for the Lord, but instead are living lies. There are many people in this world who claim to be living right. They’re liars and the truth isn’t in them.

Many profess that God has called them into the ministry. God HAS NOT called everyone who claims to be called by Him. If you don’t believe it watch their walk. God qualifies whom He elect. No matter where you are in life or how low you think you are; He will first clean you up and then send you out to do His work. He’s not going to have you still doing all of your mess while preaching or teaching His people. No, that’s not how it works.

I realize we’re flesh and bone. I realize we’re subject to mess up. I get it! However, the Bible says in Matthews 26:41 “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation, the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” This clearly tells you that you can avoid temptation. It is a personal choice for people to do things that are against God. It’s not hard to live Holy, if it’s what you desire. It’s hard when you’re trying to keep one foot on one side and the other foot on the other side. In order to do it right you MUST have a made up mind. Stop playing with God and stop straddling the fence.

Many claim to be preachers because they’re looking for and like the recognition. Plus they love the “almighty dollar.” They feel there is prestige in preaching before the congregation. They love being called the pastor (or whatever). They feel they have control and power. They love the fact that people are worshipping them. They think what they’re doing in the dark won’t come to the light, but that too is a lie. It will eventually in some way come to the light. This is why you see some of them addicted to substances, addicted to sex, addicted to money, depressed, suicidal, etc..etc.. Those things are NOT of the Lord. A person who’s truly on the Lord side and have that personal relationship with Him won’t want to do things displeasing to God. It’s in their hearts, minds, and souls to do the Will of God. They have convicted hearts and they mind what they do and say. They’re conscious of their thoughts and of how they live. This is the heart and mind of someone who’s living what they preach.

Don’t get caught up in the saying “you’re not perfect You’re made in His image, therefore when you’re living for Him, you’re perfect in His sight. DON’T use not being perfect as an excuse to continue to do wrong.

Society has it confused, they think because a person is going to church faithfully they’re living the life. Lies! This is why you hear people complaining about “church folks.” It’s because they see the walks of some of the people and the fact it’s not lining up with their talk. First of all some of them go dressed any kind of way, People, “come as you are” doesn’t in no way mean to go dressed inappropriately. It means to go even in your state of mind (broken hearted, hurt, depressed, suicidal, addicted to anything, etc). Not with your skin tights on, butts hanging out, boobs hanging out, see through clothes, or mini skirts. This isn’t limited to the church house. You will be aware of your appearance period. As a representation of God you no longer wear those things you once wore. You will no longer go, do, etc those things you used to do. Some men go inappropriate else well (sagging with your butt showing, etc). Things change when you have that personal relationship with God; they have too. You can’t be the same, there’s no way. If you are then you need to go back and check yourself, because it’s not lining up with God.

I mentioned in a previous post how these types of people go to church faithfully, pay their tithes faithfully, and go to Bible study faithfully, but it’s not out of love or personal relationships with God. It’s to please the eyes of man. They want to look holy to man, but knowing full well they’re far from it. Some have faked and played so long until they believe their own lies. They care what man has to say, but again; they’re not understanding that every knee shall bow to God. What they do should be to please Him, not man. Man has no heaven or hell to put us in, but the very man being praised will be put in one of those places. Basically, what I’m saying is they’re worshipping the wrong one. Man can’t save them, only God can. These types of people has great love for their pastors, preachers, bishops, reverends, evangelists, prophets or whatever they are called. Some titles are so long, it’s ridiculous. Yet, these people don’t give God His due. They give it all to their worship leaders. It’s because their hearts aren’t convicted and they don’t have a true relationship with God. Too many are playing with God, mocking God, and the bottom line; playing church. Pastor’s are preaching things that are clearly against God. God loves us all, but He doesn’t love the things we do. People got it mixed up. They think because God loves us all, He’s okay with the things we do. Lies!

Someone recently told me that it’s all about God’s love for us and that what we do doesn’t matter. This is a lie. Yes, it’s about God’s love for us, but what does that matter if #1 You don’t believe in Him and #2 If you don’t love Him back. Of course it’s about His love for us, but we must embrace and accept that love in order to remotely in anyway choose to worship Him. Because He loves us; it doesn’t give us a free pass to live any kind of way. Him loving us doesn’t mean He love us so much no matter what we do we will go to Heaven. NO! If that was the case what is the purpose of serving God? I know He died for us and through his death our sins were forgiven. However, it doesn’t mean a person can do whatever they choose and still go to heaven. The guidance has been left, it’s up to us which side we choose.

People want to make excuses for everything, but excuses will not work. You can make them all day, but at the end of it all, we can choose to live in a way that when we die we get to live again or we can live in a way that when we die we are dead. The choice is ours to make. One huge problem is people DO NOT want to give up the ways of this world. They’re simply not ready too. They feel they have more they want to do and think it’s all about doing those things. They want to keep on sleeping around, cheating, lying, ducking, dodging, tiptoeing, and sneaking around. They want to keep on abusing drugs, stealing, being lovers of themselves, and doing everything that is against God. This is not how it works. God said in the Word, He don’t want us lukewarm (straddling the fence). He’d rather we choose to be either hot or cold, but not lukewarm. I believe the greatest problem of all is the fact people don’t really believe in God. They can’t see or touch Him so in their minds He REALLY doesn’t exist. They say they do, but it’s clear they don’t. If they did they would live their lives completely different. Stop straddling the fence, today may be your last time to get it right. Look at the ways of this world and all of the things happening in this world, it’s only going to get worst.

I’m sure some people feel that I’m judging, but I am not. God already left instructions. I’m only telling the truth. Those who consider it as judging are those who are still of the world. They are straddling the fence. One day will come when you won’t have the chance to choose. I pray at that time you’re on the right side. Blessings to you, you, and you.