Monday, November 24, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Abandonment takes on many forms. Physical, emotional and spiritual. No matter what form it takes on, the results are almost always devastating. Usually, physical abandonment progresses in to an emotional one. It could be an absentee parent or parents, a spouse or lover, or children abandoning their parent/s. But why are we so offended for being abandoned? Why does it affect us so much that we carry our resentment towards them?
Perhaps it is because as human beings we are created in Love, it is love that we seek throughout our lives. Time and again we meet people who guard their hearts from others who could hurt them, by putting up a front and abandoning their feelings and becoming numb to such emotion. But no matter how much we deny it, our human make up is to be loved.
The very essence of the word is so innate in our human existence and so powerful that the hardest of all hearts could melt in the presence of love.
But then when we are rejected and abandoned the feeling is so devastating. We have to remember though that we can never rely on another human being to give us happiness because we are just as vulnerable and erroneous as the person next to us. We hurt others just as much as others hurt us. I pity the ones who are so reliant on others for their fulfillment instead of having God in their lives, someone who is omnipresent and available at our beck and call 24/7. God will never, ever, whether we like it or not, abandon us. Yes, I'm there, just like you, it's sometimes hard for me to rely on someone who I can't see, or physically feel. But for me it's that much more special because I know that I am in Him just as much as He is in me. What I mean by that is that wherever I go, He goes. I never feel abandoned, even when everyone else has abandoned me at one point or another. I could be alone, but never lonely. It's other humans who try to make us feel that way. However, it is a choice, you have an option. Do you opt to feel God's presence all the time or rely on another human being to be there for you and be disappointed? I choose the former.
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Today, I read the verse in the Bible from Luke chapter 12 verses 4-5 when Jesus said, “Dear friends, don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot do any more to you after that. Fear God, who has the power to kill you and then throw you into hell. Yes, He’s the one to fear.”
On face value, after reading it quick I was stunned. How can a merciful and forgiving God also have the harshness of murder? I prayed about this and the Holy Spirit cleared it up for me to impart the message to you.
Jesus talked about the power of God in this verse. He is trying to make us understand that the power of God to create us is the same power that can kill us. Killing in a sense of eternal damnation. Eternal is not just a big word, it is a forever word coming from the word eternity. Eternity is a long time. Actually to put it in perspective it is more a status than it is a time period. Compared to our afterlife, this life we currently live in, in the flesh is a short period of time. If you lived till you’re a hundred, that lifetime is considerably shorter than the eternal life that is waiting for you. Most people say that heaven is boring, listening to music and doing practically nothing. I’ve heard it over and over again, sometimes in jest but the more we hear it, the more we believe it.
Our own little pea brain cannot even begin to imagine what heaven will be like. There is a snippet of its description in the Book of Revelation and from just that, I came to conclude that Heaven is AWESOME!!! Let me tell you that as sure as I sit here, I would rather have the music filled boring life in heaven than the fires of hell filled with moanings and groanings of damned souls, ANY DAY! And that’s just from what I think. We will never know. I don’t even want to know, either! You see, God is quick to forgive because He knows what it’s like to be human through His Son Jesus. He knows what we go through everyday but even as God, He cannot intervene because He also gave us our free will.
Going back to the verse, I know about millions upon millions of missionaries who bravely reach the depths of unknown territories on this earth to teach people about God and more often than not, they come back home safe to tell their victorious stories about spreading God’s Word. It is because God has been with them even physically, providing protection for them with each and every step they take. Like the verse said, don’t fear that another human being takes your life, because they can’t do anything else to you, not to your spirit at least. But be prepared always so that the dangers of this world will never cause you to fear where you will live in eternity.
Until my next rant… LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!
Friday, November 14, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
The Spear of Destiny aka the Holy Lance, the spear that the roman centurion used to pierce Jesus in His side, is believed to hold a power to whomever possesses will have a supernatural power to rule the world. Adolf Hitler, as a traveling artist in Vienna, heard the guide at the Hofburg Palace Complex, that houses the Spear of Destiny, explain the power of the spear. Hitler became completely fascinated with it. He then spent countless hours in the Hofburg studying the occult and Eastern religions, and meditating over the spear. He learned that Constantine held the same spear when he conquered Rome in 312 AD, and that some other generals, kings and emperors had carried it as well. Those words changed Hitler's life.
Years later, when Hitler became the supreme dictator of Germany, he conquered Vienna without a shot being fired. The night the city fell, Hitler entered the Hofburg Complex, and upon removing the spear from its case, held it to his chest and was recorded to say, "I knew I held the world in my hands." He believed the spear's supernatural power, and in the same night decided to exterminate the Jews and Christians in Germany.
The unique aura in Germany gave a megalomaniac the opportunity to manipulate the most powerful nations of the world. Similarly, in America today the same aura exists, the New Age Movement, that encourages regular people who believe that there are gods and principalities whose truth is "the truth." There is an overriding misconception that we are powerful enough to rule our world. Be mindful of this subtle but arrogant and egotistical thinking that ignores the authority of God and the supremacy of Jesus Christ. We cannot do it our way. We must do it HIS way. Hitler believed that he was more powerful than God and it is the same arrogance that led him to his demise. It seems that the deeper we delve into the flesh and the world, we forget that God is incomparably more powerful than our own merits. We start thinking that we are invincible. We have to continue to be mindful of our place in this life. God is the ultimate ruler, leader, guide and finisher!
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!!