Worshipping Man Disappoints You Every Time

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I was listening to someone pretty well known as a gospel singer and used to be pastor. She was ranting angrily about church folks. She was cursing and acting completely out of control. In the comments some people were saying God is speaking through her, she’s telling the truth, woman of God speak, etc while others were against the delivery. God had nothing to do with it. It’s foolish to think God would speak through ANYONE in that way. Truth is it was all her, she was speaking out of the flesh! Although she spoke truth how she did it was wrong. Cause she’s mad now she wants to talk against people and the church; when she knew from the start those people were EXACTLY the way they were. She remained a part of it until the well ran dry. Don’t blame no one but yourself. I’m always good with the truth and she told the truth, but lowered herself to tell it.

I’ve told you all many, many times just because a person says they are a pastor doesn’t mean they are of God. A person can tell their story without acting out of control and cursing, disrespecting self. Don’t get mad THEN want to blast the church, those you were doing what you were doing with, regular church goers, etc. People know the folks they are dealing with and they know many in the church aren’t remotely trying to live what they are professing. As long as it’s working it is all good; when something goes wrong you’re mad at everyone to include God.

I don’t care how upset or disappointed a person gets you never let the devil win. You shouldn’t let the devil take you back to your old self. People do it because they’ve never truly became new creatures, therefore they never came out of their old ways. Trust me if you’re faking it will come to the light. Going on Facebook live only shows the entire world who and what you truly are. It’s no surprise to me! I’ve said more than I’ve written in some of my blogs many Gospel artists sing, but don’t live what they sing. I know; I’ve lived it and seen it. I’ve written many times how people are making their pastors their masters and how the churches of today are not churches of God, they are churches of the people. Churches of the people are straight business oriented. They reach people to keep their businesses afloat, but they aren’t trying to reach souls. This is why I always say get a relationship with God for yourselves and get into the Word for yourselves.

Listen, stop believing the myth. Everyone going to the church house isn’t a Saint of God. People get upset and want to cast God aside because they are mad at church folks when most of the church folks aren’t Saints of God. People go to church out of tradition. They go because to them it’s what they are accustomed to and they think it’s the right thing to do. It’s not because they love the Lord and have a relationship with Him. They have relationships with everyone but God. They are faithful to the pastor, choir, usher board, Bible study, and tithing; ALL to please man, but no relationship with Jesus Christ! Most still do the same things they’ve always done, they haven’t changed.

Many people are angry at church folks when most in the church aren’t Saints of God. People are confusing it, they have put all people going to church in the same category. It’s wrong and unfair, because some people who are going to church are in love with Jesus. They believe He is the Son of God who died for our sins. They worship Jesus and not their pastors. They are going out of a relationship with the Father and the Son, and Holy Spirit and not to please the pastors or people. These are the true Saints of God and they aren’t the same as regular “church folks.”

With regular church folks expect anything! Their walk, talk, goings, comings, ways of thinking, feeling, and acting hasn’t changed. They are still liars, cheating, boastful, prideful, they love money and things, and doing everything against God. Sad part many are the preachers, teachers, singers, choir directors, musicians, ushers, etc. They go to church, but it’s not in their hearts. When you’re a true Saint of God you carry the church inside of you 24/7, not just on Sundays or for Bible study. You live the church, because the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit dwells in you. That is the difference between people just going and those who are Saints of God.

If you’re mad you should be mad at self. People put folks up on pedal stools, they praise and worship them, then they are mad when they are hurt and disappointed. It’s to be expected when you deal with folks who are going to the church house out of tradition. It’s to be expected when churches are ran strictly as businesses because the focus isn’t the soul for the Kingdom, the focus is the body to fill the seat. If a person is angry be angry at yourself for falling for it and going along with it trying to get what you want. Get mad at yourself for putting your pastors and your churches before God. Get mad at yourself for putting folks on pedal stools. Get mad at yourself for trying to do whatever to be a part of the click. Get mad at yourself for trying to embed yourself into the lives of people because of who the world say they are (they are known, have a title, have positions of power, etc, etc). Get mad at yourself for worshipping people, titles, positions and not worshipping God!

Jesus is exactly who He say He is; the First, the Last, the Beginning, the End, the Great I Am. He’s all of it and some. He’s not false of fake. He’s not a want to be He is the Great I Am. He’s no liar, He’s no people pleaser, He isn’t fixated on titles or statuses cause He’s the Great I am. He doesn’t have to show boat for anyone. If you get connected to Him you will understand the difference between church folks who go out of tradition and love for the people and those who go out of love for Jesus Christ. There’s no comparison! You will also know just because a person sings the gospel and may be a household name it doesn’t mean they are living what they sing. People are falling out over folks and worshipping individuals who are singing the gospel, yet the ones they worship don’t know Jesus! It’s a shame!

As long as people go with their eyes on man being led by the flesh they will continue to get the same results; disappointment! You follow what you love the most! Stop using the line people are judging and no one is perfect to stay the way you are. Stop serving the world and think you won’t get what it has to offer; disappointment! God is not mocked!

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Praying the Least When it Should be the Most

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There are a lot of people who get discouraged and want to give up on God, because they don’t see their prayers being manifested. When some people can’t see a breakthrough they become discouraged. Jesus knows what’ best for you and I assure you, He may not come when we want Him, but He’s always on time! His time isn’t ours, His ways isn’t our ways, and His will for us is different from what we want for ourselves. He knows what’s best for us, because He knows what we need! He knows most of us are led by the flesh, (because many speak of Him, yet hearts are far from Him), therefore they seek after the flesh, versus the Spirit of God. People declare they are strong, yet they are week, because they aren’t walking by Faith. We must walk by Faith and not by Sight! We must love Jesus more than the world!

Most people want things to happen right away; it’s the human part of us. However when you’re a Saint of God, you must know “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; evidence of things not see.” No matter what; we must believe deliverance and breakthrough will happen.

The Bible tells us to “pray without cease.” When some people are going through they become more overwhelmed by their situations. They become consumed by their problems allowing doubt to set in. This is only a trick of the enemy whose job is to kill, steal, and destroy. As a Saint of God we should never doubt God; for He’s a God who can’t lie!

As Saints of God we must hold on, because the Word says “the race isn’t give to the swift nor the strong, but to the one who endures to the end.” We must stay in the race. We should always pray (morning, noon, and night). I believe through the tough times we should pray even more, because the devil knows when we are struggling and he’s waiting for the perfect opportunity to mess up your mind. If you let him in, he will definitely try to take over.

Personally I know the struggle is real. It gets hard sometimes on this journey, because it can be lonely. Remember, when friends and family walk away, Jesus the Son and our Father God will never leave or forsake us. Keep pushing towards the prize!

I can truly say when I feel some kind of way, I start praying in the Spirit and not once have the Holy Spirit forsaken me. Every single time the Holy Spirit shows up and make me feel better. We have to trust Jesus and God to be who they are!

The devil don’t want us to feel peace, because we are against him. He wants to attack us left and right, because he’s the author of confusion. It’s alright, because whatever he does to us, God has us through it all. We all will go through, but remember our struggles come to make us, not to break us! We must stand firmly on the Word of God. Don’t give in to the enemy. Trust Jesus. Pray, pray, and then pray some more! Tell yourself it will be alright, “this too shall pass!” The trying times makes us stronger and stronger if we don’t give in to the struggle.

Stop Trying to Make God What He Isn’t

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Many people try to label Jesus everything other than what and who He really is to us. Jesus is the Son of God who was given to us by God the Father. He was God’s only begotten Son who died for our sins. He’s everything! He’s love, peace, and joy! He died for our sins so we don’t have to die, but unfortunately many are still on a road of death and damnation due to their choices.

There are many who try to make Him things He is not and has no part in or of. People want to do everything they want to do even when it’s wrong and still claim they are living for the Lord. He’s the Author of Peace not drama, chaos, or confusion. He’s love NOT hate, hate has no part of Him. He’s peace and joy NOT unhappiness, worry, doubt, etc. He’s everything that’s good and holy and acceptable to the Father. He’s not the many things some of us try to make Him to be to appease self.

In these days and times people want to label Jesus as things He’s simply not! They do things and throw the name Jesus in it and think by this it makes it right. Not so! People want to do any and everything out of order, yet they think by putting the name Jesus in the mix it gives them a pass. Not so! People think it’s okay to do whatever they want and then add a little Jesus in it to make it valid. It does not!

In my opinion it’s because people don’t want to give up their ways or the ways of this world. They want to pick and choose what they to consider as holy and righteous. They act this way in front of one person, that way in front of another, and so on. As I’ve written and said many times before this will get a person nowhere, but a ticket to hell.

If a person is going to be a true Saint of God, be a Saint. It’s either that or the other choice, those are the ONLY two options. The sometimes Saint won’t EVER get you into the “Glory land!” The sad part is if people die while they are in the midst of being “lukewarm” hell will be their eternal home.

One thing for sure is as true Saints we must keep our hearts and minds stayed on Jesus. We must walk daily by faith and NOT by sight! We must without a doubt believe Jesus is who He say He is and that He is the Son of God. We must decrease so He can increase in us. Until a person completely surrenders there is no place in Heaven for them! It sounds harsh, but it’s better to sound harsh now, receive it and change; then to die and live the realization of hell.

Difference Between a Saint and an Ain’t

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Too many people are NOT walking the walk/living what they profess. As we all know; we are living in perilous times and these times are sure to become far worse than they are now. Playing and pretending to be on the Lord’s side is like playing Russian roulette with your life. No one knows the day nor the hour when our rose is picked from the rose garden of life. It would be a sad shame if a person dies in the midst of their sins and not living what they profess. They will miss Heaven when they had every chance for a place in the Kingdom. No matter how wicked the ways of the world have become, there are many people who still choose the world.

The choice is an individual choice. It’s sad not to know Jesus. In the word He does say He’d rather you be “hot or cold; not lukewarm.” If you’re either or, then at least it’s clear what side you’re on. The travesty is claiming to know Him when you’re living a hypocritical life. These types of people have learned the behaviors of a person who’s living for Jesus. Therefore, they know how to speak and act the part, but they don’t live it.

To live for God and His Son Jesus is a 365 day a year lifestyle. It becomes as natural as breathing. Our hearts become convicted and we die daily to be renewed. We have a personal relationship with Jesus and make Him first in our lives. A person CAN’T do this when they are merely mimicking the lifestyle, because what they are doing is acting what they’ve learned.

On this journey you may lose a lot of people who claim to love you. It’s better to let people go then to go to hell with them. The only way to live the life is by giving up the ways of the world. Too many people want to do both, when the Bible clearly says you can’t. There is no way possible for a person to live for Jesus yet do the things of the world. They can’t intertwine. The Bible say we must be separated from the world, we are peculiar people.

Once a person has changed and on the path of life leading to Heaven everything about them will change. The way they dress, think, feel, and act will change. Yes dress is an important part of it, because when a person live for Jesus they represent Him at all times. You can’t dress the way you once dressed if you used to dress like the world. Some people still want to dress like the world. The places we used to go we shouldn’t want to go there anymore. Some people we used to hang around we have to let them go; it doesn’t mean you don’t love them. The things we used to do, we shouldn’t want to continue to do them. The way we used to think and speak changes. Everything about a person changes, because they become new creatures.

If a person is still doing things the people of the world are doing it’s because they are STILL in the world. There’s no fence to straddle. Meaning, you can’t serve Jesus and partake with the ways of the world. Bottom line, you’re either for Him or against Him. If you’re still doing the things of the world; you’re against Him. Many people will boldly say they are living for Jesus; knowing full well what they are doing isn’t the ways of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They are ONLY fooling themselves right into the pits of hell! Knowing of Jesus and knowing Him for yourself through a personal and daily relationship are two completely different things. To know the Word and NOT live it are two totally different things.

You can’t dance for Jesus and the devil. You can’t fornicate, commit adultery, steal, lie, drink to become drunk, party for Jesus and the devil, and the list goes on. Those are NOT the ways of Jesus. Many people don’t want to give up the ways of the world up, they want to dabble with it and then put on a Holy show when they go to church or are around true Saints. Before and after church they are doing any and everything. The sanctuary is a building people go to gather and worship; we call it the church. The lifestyle of a true Saint is within the individual, it’s a part of who a person becomes. If a person isn’t really on His side the lifestyle they live lines up with the ways of the world and NOT Jesus the Son or God the Father!

The Bible says “seek you first Kingdom of God and His righteousness: and all these shall be added unto you.” Many people who call themselves Saints are seeking everything, but God. They are clearly NOT on His side. They can believe what they want, but the Word is the truth! It is a road map of direction and guidance. Picking and choosing what you want will not make you into a true Saint. You have to choose all of it to live by. You must become Holy people living Holy lives!!

Many people profess Him. They do and say all of the right things in front of people when others are watching. As soon as the chance presents itself they are speaking and acting in ways which are not conducive to the lifestyle of a person living for Jesus. If a person doesn’t have a relationship with the Son, they can’t have one with the Father. Being Saved is awesome, but it’s only the first step, you have to live this lifestyle in order to grow and mature spiritually. No one can do this if they aren’t willing to give up the ways of the world!

Not Cold, Not Unconcerned, it’s Called Growth

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If you’re not there you won’t understand. If you’re not trying to get there you won’t understand. If a person has given their life to Christ and are no longer in the world they aren’t the same. Many individuals claim it, however the truth is seen through their walk.

People don’t understand when you grow you don’t see things the same. What once worried you or even got on your nerves no longer fazes you. It is called growth! You know the importance of life, you understand your needs versus your wants, and you don’t carry the weight of the world on your shoulders any longer. You understand once you lay your burdens at the feet of Jesus you don’t go back to pick them burdens up again. You “cast all of your cares on Him.”

There are people who will think you have become cold and unconcerned. That isn’t the case, you simply have the understanding of what is and what isn’t important. Don’t be fazed by what people say about you, because they will talk no matter what. We certainly aren’t greater than Jesus! Not only did they talk about Him, they persecuted, beat, lied on, scorned, and crucified Him. If they did it to Him, someone who knew no sin; they will do it to us for sure. Stay encouraged and keep on the full armor of God. Sooner or later they will find someone or something else to talk about.

Remember a truth Saint is not their own person. They belong to Jesus Christ! When you’re a child of the King, nothing looks or feels the same. That’s just how it is. You will still go through trials and tribulations, but how you see them and go through them will be different.

There are a lot of people still thinking, feeling, and doing the same things they have always done. As a true Saint you shouldn’t be the same even if you’re going through similar trials and tribulations. Your outlook on things should be different. If you’re still worrying, being bothered, or trying to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders something is wrong!

A lot of people are trying to please others by continuing to do what they once did or by trying to do what others do. This isn’t the walk of a true Saint. You can’t be a person who is neutral for there is no neutrality in this walk. Being neutral means you don’t want to take responsibility. To be a true Saint means you take total ownership and responsibility of how you live. Your mind and heart is on Jesus. It means you do things pleasing to Jesus and God, NOT man.

People of the world are doing any and everything. The ways of the world are getting worse day by day. Although it is alarming you don’t fear, because you’re not a part of the madness. Your faith and trust lies in God Almighty, not man. You learn not to fear for God is with you through it all! You should feel at peace. People don’t understand it, but they don’t have to!

The more a person follow Jesus, the more change will occur. When a person is sincere about their journey they will turn away from all of the other things they once did. They do not partake in anything the devil will try to throw at them. They know satan when he rears his ugly head! They learn to resist the devil; therefore they are resisting temptations coming their way. All of it is possible when you make Jesus your choice.

 

When Your Heart is Wrong Nothing is Right

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It doesn’t matter if a person does good if their hearts are wrong. Many people put on false persona’s every day. They pretend to care and they pretend to do good when it’s a lie all along. People do this, because they are pretending for some type of gratification.

As I wrote in an earlier post, the Bible says “God knows your heart.” Many people misconstrue this in thinking no matter what they do even if it’s wrong God knows their hearts. He does; which means you can’t fool Him with anything! People seem to think by doing good they can get away with stuff or that by doing good it makes things okay. No it doesn’t at all. If your heart is wrong behind your good actions, it’s wrong period! That’s why just because a person does good doesn’t necessarily mean they are a good person. Many individuals are very deceitful and they do things to look a certain way to others. They have different no good agendas long before they commit the act of good deeds.

I write about fake people all of the time. The reason I do is because I want people to understand they are setting themselves up for failure by lying and pretending they are Holy versus truly being Holy. People are fake and put on facades for many reasons. They present themselves as good people, but in their hearts they are full of anger, envy, jealousy, malice, strife, and a host of other things. These are  people we hear who are caught on cameras doing the unthinkable. They get arrested for various reasons. They use foul language. They act and dress inappropriate. They are drug addicted, sex addicted,  and alcoholics. They are people we see or hear about who get caught up in scams and all types of busts. They are so called friends, neighbors, some family members, and other people. They come from all walks of life and they are from all races. No race is exempt! Every race has every type of bad influence you can name, just as they have every type of good influence you can name. This is why there is absolutely no superior race of people. Many of them are so called Saints. They said on podiums and pulpits, they sing in the choir, they direct the choirs, they are on usher and deacon boards, they are church musicians, they are on the finance committee, and they are a part of every possible position a church has to offer.  These people go through a lot of shenanigans trying to prevent being seen by the wrong person when all along they are seen by the right one; Jesus. How foolish are they?

People have to understand when they need to implement change in their lives. However, this can’t ever happen if people don’t first admit they have a problem/s. If people don’t embrace the fact that something is wrong they won’t ever change. This is why so many people think when they are doing wrong it is secret. There are no SECRETS in the eyesight of God the Father and His Son Jesus. It’s why many people will not see the Kingdom of God. They are too busy trying to fake and pretend rather that give up this world and get right with God the Father. People all over the world pretend to live holy lives, but they aren’t the truth. They live lies! Sadly many are those who lead their flocks.

It doesn’t matter if a person is a so called Saint if they are faking and pretending they are someone with  deep seated issues they need to face and work on. When people fake and pretend the truth comes out sooner or later. No one can live their life this way without ever being found out. The truth eventually prevails in some form or another. Their walk doesn’t line up with their talk. It is what it is, but they must know they aren’t fooling God. As the Bible says and as I have repeated over and over “you’re either for or against Him. There are no in between.” Pretending in any essence of the word plainly means you’re not for Him. People don’t want to accept it, but it’s the truth.

Many people are adamant in thinking they are for Jesus. They think because they go to church every Sunday or whatever they are doing in relations to Jesus; they are on His side. No it’s not the truth! They don’t want to hear the truth, because they feel they are serving Him when they show up for church or when in church they are performing in whatever position they hold. No, it doesn’t matter! If you’re not living what you speak and you’re doing things against the Word of God then it’s against God Himself and it means you are against Him. It may hurt to read the truth, but the truth is what it is!

You can’t be on His side when you are doing things you know are wrong. You just can’t do it. When you choose God the Father and His Son Jesus together they make one. Whatever you do against the Son you do against the Father. You can’t live a Holy life being a hypocrite, it’s impossible! I don’t care what a person think they are, if you’re not living what you speak then you’re against Him.

I’m trying to make people realize they must take responsibility of how they are living. There is no way on earth a person can live Holy with a hypocritical lifestyle. So called Saints must understand there is consequences for their actions. “To gain the whole world is to lose your soul.” If the ways of the world (fornicating, lying, cheating, committing adultery, stealing (can be done more than by taking material things), killing (can be done in more ways than taking a life) are more important; then people must be prepared to face the repercussions and consequences of their choices and decisions. The decision is made while we yet live. We get no do overs!

He Knows all About So-Called Saints

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If you read this and get mad, fine; it only means there’s something you need to work on. I sit back and watch many people playing with God. Some are so holy on Sunday’s but the rest of the week they’re living like hypocrites speaking, doing, and acting in ways that are against God.

Jesus isn’t pleased with your eloquent speech on Sundays. He’s not pleased with you teaching or attending Bible study. He’s not impressed with you never missing a Sunday service. He’s isn’t impressed with how well you get along with your church family. He isn’t impressed with how you shout His name during church service, how many times you lift your hands, or say amen. He’s not impressed or happy with how good you are at mocking and mimicking the Holy Spirit. He isn’t impressed with you serving on the usher board or in the choir. He isn’t impressed with you faithfully paying your tithes. He’s not impressed with the many titles before and after your name. He isn’t impressed with the many words you speak during prayer. He isn’t moved by how well you sing, preach, teach, or prophesize. He’s not impressed with how big the church you attend or how big its congregation. He isn’t impressed with how nice you look on Sundays. He’s not impressed with your fame, fortune, glitz, or glam. He knows the relevance of it is NONE and He knows you’re not what you say you are!

In other words He’s not impressed with the many things people do when they are doing it to obviously please man and not Him. Those who live doing things that are against Him are certainly NOT on His side. You can talk it all day it doesn’t make it so. You can look the part, it means nothing. You can act the part, it has no relevance. Jesus know your hearts and your true intentions. You can say you mean well all day, He knows the truth. It doesn’t matter if a person does good when their true intentions are wrong.

The Bible says those who know right, yet chooses to do wrong will be charged even more. Those who have a hand in leading people astray will be charged far worse. For those who don’t claim Him and choose to do what they want; they too will be charged. No one is exempt, no one gets away. Unfortunately many who are getting by think they’re getting away. You’re definitely NOT!

Any person who does ANYTHING against Jesus is doing it against their very soul. We all have to answer for what we do. If people don’t change their ways the choices they make now will follow them into eternity. If those claiming to love Jesus don’t stop playing church they will lose their souls. Everyday we live is another chance to get on the right side. People continue to straddle the fence when there is no fence to straddle. You are either on His side or NOT!

All of the sexual immoralities such as homosexuality, infidelity, adultery, fornication, sodomy, incest, beastiality, swinging, molestation, rape, etc. etc going on by so-called Saints must stop. All of the lying, backbiting, stealing, hurting others (mentally, emotionally, physically), and mimicking/mocking God must stop. All of the many addictions such as drugs, alcohol, sex, food, gambling, etc must cease. Idolatry, envy, jealously, greed, etc must stop! Some so called Saints party hard and shake their butts on Friday and Saturday; and then put on a form of holiness for Sunday. This gets you nowhere but hell bound. Those claiming to love Jesus yet are not loving your own family must stop, because it’s NOT possible. You pick and choose what family and friends you want to love. You pick and choose other people you want to love. You must love ALL people. Some of the very people who are leading flocks are committing these very acts. Many sitting in the pews Sunday after Sunday claiming they are Saints; are committing the very acts.

Leaders of the churches aren’t teaching the right things in their services. They are not telling people how to get saved and stay on the Lord’s side. They aren’t inviting people to Christ these days. They aren’t teaching how to get off of the Milk and start eating the Meat (the Word of God), for substance and spiritual growth. Instead they are only teaching material prosperity. They are too busy choosing fancy words and closing their eyes to the truth. Some churches are so commercialized they look like lounges and worldly venues instead of sanctuaries. Leaders are accepting any and everything into their sanctuaries when the Words says separate yourselves. There should be distinction and a peculiar way about Saints, but there isn’t, because too many who are claiming to be Saints are still in the world to INCLUDE many of the leaders.

I’m not trying to bash or judge, I’m trying to help someone get it right! Saints must put down the facades and pick up the “full armor of God.” We are living in evil times. If you’re faking it Heaven has no place for you!

So-called Saints are still doing things behind closed doors that are against God. They are still tipping, dipping, ducking, and dodging from man when God sees every single thing done! Many don’t want to stop what they are doing and do right because it means they will be responsible and accountable. Duh!!! You’re responsible and accountable period; no matter if it’s a right or wrong choice. Problem is many fake folks pick and choose when they will do right or when they do wrong. They do right to look good in the eyesight of man and then choose wrong when they think no one is watching. Truth is if you’re doing right ONLY to please man, then it’s still wrong! If you are on the side of Jesus you shouldn’t be so quick and easy to do wrong. You should turn away from the ways of the world, period!