I Had a Dream

swan-1002942_1280-1I had a dream the other night and it was so vivid and realistic that it almost didn’t seem like a dream.

I’ve been wrestling lately with feeling like I’m not as close to God as I would like to be.

I know I have not been praying nearly as much as I should be, nor reading my bible as I should.

Anyway, I tossed and turned for what seemed like hours before finally falling asleep. (That’s when it got weird).

I found myself standing on a beach, to my right was this large, deep and, beautiful lake it was cool and crystal clear and it seemed to draw me in; and to my left and around the whole perimeter of the lake was every kind of big and impressive structure you can imagine.

There were: hotels, casinos, movie theaters and restaurants of every kind, there were bowling alleys, dance clubs, colossal financial institutions and skyscrapers, there were amusement parks and water slides, there were street vendors and musicians on every other corner. And every where you looked there were bright lights and laughter and people scurrying about. I could feel myself being pulled in that direction.

Then I turned back and looked at the lake and I found myself captivated by its beauty. I noticed brilliant and strange looking creatures swimming under the water. The surface of the water was like a sheet of glass, and there was a cool and gentle breeze blowing toward me off the lake. When I focused on the lake, I almost forgot about the shore, it just seemed to fade away. Out toward the middle of the lake I noticed, there were people swimming. There were not nearly as many people as on the shore, and they were not laughing and hollering and scurrying about like the people on the shore, but they seemed to be really happy. They seemed to really be enjoying themselves. There was a look of contentment on their faces and they seemed to be completely at peace. It really seemed like such an odd contrast.

Then I started feeling this tug of war going on inside me. I felt pulled toward all the things that were going on around the lake, at the same time I felt drawn to the water. I really wasn’t certain what to do.

Suddenly I noticed there were people all around me. Most were enjoying all the pleasures that surrounded the lake. Some of them would walk up to the water from time to time, take off their shoes and dip their toe in the water. The majority of them would recoil as if they saw a snake. That water is way to cool for swimming many of them said. Plus, my friends and family are waiting on me so I really don’t have time to swim now, maybe another day.

Then there were some who would step in for just a moment, but when they saw a wave coming in their direction, they ran out of the water and said, “It’s way too risky and hard to stand, I feel much safer on the shore, I don’t feel comfortable in the water”.

Then there was a smaller number who even though the water was cool decided to venture a little deeper. Some went in up their knees and some up to their waists.

For a while they seemed to enjoy the water, but they kept hearing the sounds and voices from the shore. You could see a struggle going on in their faces, and unfortunately the pull was too great for some of them and they left the water and went back to the shore.

Then, there was even a smaller group who entered the water and didn’t look back. These people dove under and totally submerged themselves in the beautifully clear and cool water. When they came up, there was such a look of contentment on their faces. You could tell that many of these people had lived hard lives and been through a lot, but they seemed to be so at peace after submerging themselves in the water.

I was really troubled by all these images and didn’t know what to make of them when I heard a very loud and powerful voice behind me.  The voice I heard roared like the sound of Niagara Falls, yet extremely clear.

The voice called my name and I turned around and felt as though I was looking into the sun. The brightness blinded me and I found myself dropping like a sack of potatoes. I felt this feeling of insignificance and fear. I then felt a hand touch me and the voice said, don’t be afraid, be at peace.

I felt my strength come back and stood and turned toward the One who had said, “don’t be afraid, be at peace”. He no longer had the appearance of the sun, but looked like the image of a man and said, “walk with Me”.

He asked me if I understood all the things I had seen, and I told Him, “no, I am very confused over it all”. Then He proceeded to explain what I had seen.

All the things you saw around the shore, like the hotels, casinos, movie theaters and parties, the restaurants of every kind, the bowling alleys, dance clubs, colossal financial institutions and skyscrapers, the amusement parks and water slides, the street vendors and musicians all about ARE THE CARES AND THE THINGS OF THE WORLD.

The beautiful large and deep lake that you saw that was full of brilliant and strange looking creatures. The one whose surface was like glass and had the cool and gentle breeze that blew against you, THAT IS GOD’S SPIRIT AND HIS KINGDOM.

The people you saw that were scurrying around all the buildings and happenings that surround the lake ARE THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD,



The people you saw who ventured into the water up to their knees and some up to their waists ARE THOSE WHO HEAR THE WORD, BUT THE CARES OF THIS WORLD AND THE DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES CHOKE THE WORD, AND HE BECOMES UNFRUITFUL. (This is the place where so many people fall)

The people you saw who entered the water and didn’t look back. The ones who dove under and totally submerged themselves in the water. Those that came up with such a look of contentment on their faces. The ones that though they had lived hard lives and been through a lot, yet seemed to be so at peace after submerging themselves in the water, THEY ARE THE SAINTS OF GOD, THE ONES WHO HEAR THE WORD AND UNDERSTAND IT, WHO INDEED BEAR FRUIT AND PRODUCE SOME A HUNDREDFOLD, SOME SIXTY, AND SOME THIRTY.

Then He said to me, “Michael, why do you struggle so”. “You submerge yourself in the depth of the water then keep walking in the direction of the currents that tend to drag you back to the shore”.

“You live in a day and age that seems to make your walk with God so challenging.” “Do you know why that is”, He asked me. “No, I said as I looked down sheepishly. “It’s because you let the busyness of this world come between you and God.”

Instead of reading the word in the morning, you get up as late as possible where you have to rush off to work, or put on the news and close Me out. Instead of taking time during the day to go into your room and pray, you find other things to busy yourself with. Instead of making the last thing you do before going to sleep, spending time with God, you end your day with the news drinking in the horrors and sadness of the day. Instead of going to sleep with the Word in your heart, you go to sleep with the worries of the world on your mind and weariness in your spirit.

Then He put His hands on my shoulders, looked me strait in the eye and said, “Come to me Michael, you and your brethren. I know you labor and are heavy laden; I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” “You must stop trying to find time for Me, or fit Me in; you must make time for Me.

I then woke up and felt compelled to share this dream with you. You see, I learned from this dream what I already knew, that God must become number one in our lives.

God must be more important than your husband, more important than your wife, more important than your sons or daughters, more important than your mother or father, more important than your boss or your job, your friends, your hobbies, your fun. God must be paramount in our life or we run the risk of being lukewarm in the eyes of God and being spit out of His mouth.

Stop trying to find time for God. Make time for Him!


Of course, I didn’t really dream this but believe allegories and metaphors are such great teachers.  And although this is a re-post from 2012, but felt it was a good time to re-share it.  We are living in perilous times, and there is nothing more important right now than our relationship with God.  As we head into these perilous times, we need to stop with the toe dipping and being afraid of the waves.  It’s time to submerge ourselves in the Word of God!

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Is Being a Believer Enough



Are you a believer? Do you believe that Jesus is God? If so, how many points does that give you? Where does that belief put you with God? How does that measure up in your relationship with God?


James 2:19

You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!


So even the demons believe that Jesus is God, so how does that square with being a believer? You hear people say that all the time, “I’m a believer”.

Matthew 7:21-23

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’


Let me ask you a more important question than are you a believer! (Are You A Disciple or Warrior Of Christ?)

Well, I guess we should determine what a disciple is to determine if we are one or not?

Harper’s Bible Dictionary describes a disciple as an apprentice or pupil attached to a teacher or movement; one whose allegiance is to the instruction and commitments of the teacher or movement.

Does that describe your relationship with Christ?

So, above we see that a disciple is not just a believer, but he’s an avid learner and imitator of his teacher. Are you and avid leaner and imitator of Christ?

What did Jesus say about being a disciple?


Luke 6:40

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.


Are you in training? Do you have the peace of God?  Are you investing yourself and time? Are you, am I like our Teacher? Do we emulate Him, do we speak His words, and do we act as He did?

Part of being a disciple is being like what Paul talked about in Romans:


Romans 8:29

For whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, …

To be a disciple then, we must be emulating and conforming to the image of Christ. Are we doing that?

I don’t know anyone who is a perfect disciple. I can assure you I don’t always speak His words, or act the way He would in all situation; as I still struggle with carnality when not vigilant. What I can tell you though is when I fail; I get up, I repent, I brush myself off, and move forward. I want to be like my Savior, even though He is a hard act to follow.

Do you have a strong desire to follow Jesus and become like Him? Unless you do, the scriptures say we can’t truly be His disciple!

So, what is something that might identify us as disciples? Let’s take a look at some scriptures on that.


John 8:31

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.


Do we abide in Jesus? Do we accept and act in accordance with His word and His will; not just with lip service, but with action?


James 1:22-25 22

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.


A doer isn’t someone who just hears and believes something, a doer is someone who takes what he learns and does something with it.

So, what’s another way to measure whether we are a disciple of Jesus?


John 13:34-35 34

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Sometimes people aren’t very lovable, but Christ doesn’t say anything about only loving the lovable. Also, this is not an emotional love He’s talking about, but a charitable love; a loving in spite of.

He also tells us to love our enemies.


Matthew 5:43-48

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. …


Again, this isn’t some warm and fuzzy love for people who are evil toward you, but a decision to treat others well in spite of their treatment of you.  As a disciple we’re supposed to follow Christ’s example, the only people He treated harshly were the religious hypocrits. People will know and judge us according to our actions, and how we treat others. What are your actions telling others?

Don’t be discouraged if you find yourself falling short as a disciple, we all fall short more often than we’d care to admit. But, being a disciple isn’t a matter of getting everything perfect, it’s a mindset and commitment to emulate the one we follow.

Isn’t it the same in life when learning a skill? Those who truly want to succeed in life, in relationships, in business or some career must have a disciple’s commitment in their learning.

There is no greater calling to me than to be a disciple of Christ. That doesn’t mean that your whole life is about reading the bible, and spending hours in prayer each day. Some are called to evangelize or preach so most of their time will be serving the church. Others are called to write, or to be activists for just causes; they are called to devote time and study to that calling. Some are blessed with financial success so that they may help others in that way.

Being a disciple of Christ is about the heart. If you feel you are having problems with your heart, ask God to be your cardiologist, and make it right.

In all my years, I have never felt the sense of urgency to be right with God as I do now.  There is a time when God says it’s too late.  Look at the parable of the 10 virgins.  If we are not spiritually ready when the Groom returns for His bride, the door will be shut on us.  Don’t wait another day, if you feel you’re not where you need to be with God get on your knees and pour out your heart, and He will make His home with you.


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God is Not Happy

End Times

End Times

I want to share some very heavy, but very important scriptures with you today.  These scriptures were prophecies given to an ancient Israel, but I believe they are just as applicable to us here and now.  If we are Christ’s, then we are indeed spiritual Israel, and the future bride of Christ.  So, being spiritual Israel we have to ask ourselves, could we be living and doing some of the same things ancient Israel did?  Could our society have become like theirs rampant with spiritual adultery, self interest and sin?  If so, it stands to reason since God loves us, He would want to give us the same warning and chance to repent that He gave to them.


Ladies and gentlemen, God is not happy with us.  The world laments about the foolish action of a dentist who killed a lion for sport.  People are calling for him to be extradited back to Africa to be locked up for many years.  Others are calling for all people to boycott his business and ruin the man.  Yet we have an abortion industry that we now learn has been illegally butchering babies and selling their body parts for profit, and there is hardly a grown from most people. 


Our government and a segment of society seem hell bent on causing a race war.  The family unit is being systematically destroyed, parents rights are being usurped, and PC insanity has become rampant throughout the land.  You can hardly say “God” in public without fear of retribution or chiding.  More and more children are being born out of wedlock, while the institution of marriage is being destroyed and made a mockery.  On top of that more and more polices are being put in place that reject’s God and His authority.  Christians are being persecuted as being hate mongers, while were being told that Islam is a religion of peace. This country, as well as, this world has gone absolutely nuts.  Didn’t Isaiah prophecy of such a time? What was once good is now bad and what was once light has now become darkness.


Isaiah 5:20

20  Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Hear what God says to us.


Isaiah 1:2-6 (NKJV)

2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth!
For the Lord has spoken:
“I have nourished and brought up children,
And they have rebelled against Me;

3 The ox knows its owner
And the donkey its master’s crib;
But Israel does not know,
My people do not consider.”

4 Alas, sinful nation,
A people laden with iniquity,
A brood of evildoers,
Children who are corrupters!
They have forsaken the Lord,
They have provoked to anger
The Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away backward.

5 Why should you be stricken again?
You will revolt more and more.
The whole head is sick,
And the whole heart faints.

6 From the sole of the foot even to the head,
There is no soundness in it,
But wounds and bruises and putrefying sores;
They have not been closed or bound up,
Or soothed with ointment.


“The whole head is sick.” Our government and career politicians are corrupt to the core.  They say anything to get elected, but serve only special interest that grease their palms.  They no longer care about the will or interest of the people and our Constitution.  They no longer acknowledge God as the one who blessed this land and gives us our freedoms. The three branches of government are no longer separate powers, instead they are there for show.  Our supreme court is now making laws instead of interpreting them.  Our president no longer acts as a president, but instead has given himself the power of an emperor.  Our congress has become weak and ineffective and serves only those who help keep them in power. “The whole head is sick”.


“The whole heart faints.” Many of our churches have become corrupt as well.  We have Christian churches welcoming unrepentant gay couples and transgenders to fellowship with them.  All people who repent and want to change should be invited to fellowship, but people who are openly and unapologetic about their sin should not be in my opinion.  Many of our churches no longer teach from the scriptures, but preach feel good and prosperity messages.  All the messages are about love, love, love, and hardly anything about obedience and loyalty to God, overcoming sin, helping others, changing your ways and making yourself ready for the Bridegroom.   These churches have become prosperous businesses and their preachers have become highly paid rock stars.  “The whole heart faints.”


We as a people have become lazy and now worship the god of government and business, instead of the true God. We have become spiritual adulterers seeking after the lusts of our hearts.  It seems the more prosperous we get as a nation, the more we turn our back on God and trust in our own abilities and ways.  God is despised in our government, our schools and our public square.  Do we really think we can reject God and continue to live the good life?


Jeremiah 5:23-31 (NKJV)

23  But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart;
They have revolted and departed.

24  They do not say in their heart,
“Let us now fear the Lord our God,
Who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season.
He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.”

25  Your iniquities have turned these things away,
And your sins have withheld good from you.

26  ‘For among My people are found wicked men;
They lie in wait as one who sets snares;
They set a trap;
They catch men.

27  As a cage is full of birds,
So their houses are full of deceit.
Therefore they have become great and grown rich.

28  They have grown fat, they are sleek;
Yes, they surpass the deeds of the wicked;
They do not plead the cause,
The cause of the fatherless;
Yet they prosper,
And the right of the needy they do not defend.

29  Shall I not punish them for these things?’ says the Lord.
‘Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?’

30  “An astonishing and horrible thing
Has been committed in the land:

31  The prophets prophesy falsely,
And the priests rule by their own power;
And My people love to have it so.
But what will you do in the end?


These prophecies should give us all chills. 


I am not a prophet, but I have a book that is full prophet’s words.  Some might think that these prophecies were just applicable to ancient Israel, but they’d be wrong.  Many of these prophecies are duel prophecies for the simple reason that human nature doesn’t change, and neither does God.  So, as man did before, he is doing again only with technology making it bigger and broader.


Looking at the present world and all that is happening, I find it difficult to believe our time isn’t growing short.  Could Christ return in our life time?  I can’t say for sure, but it certainly seems possible to me.  With that said, there are a lot of things that have to happen first.  The thing is, a financial melt down of the world economies and or a major natural or man made disaster could very easily send us on a death spiral which could lead to the beginning of the great tribulation. You have to admit that sin and insane behavior is rising exponentially, and I believe beyond anything that man can fix. 


Revelation 12:11-13 (NKJV)

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”  13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.


It’s time to make ourselves ready, for we know not which hour our Savior will return.  Are we ready to overcome the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and His testimony, and are we willing to lay down our lives if necessary for that testimony?  


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The 10th Commandment



This is the eleventh and final post in this series on the 10 Commandments. The previous posts in this series were:

 1).  Does God Change?
 2).  The 1st Commandment
 3).  The 2nd Commandment
 4).  The 3rd Commandment
 5).  The 4th Commandment
 6).  The 5th Commandment
 7).  The 6th Commandment
 8).  The 7th Commandment
 9).  The 8th Commandment
10). The 9th Commandment, and
11). The 10th Commandment


In the 1st four Commandments God teaches us how we are to relate to, honor, obey and respect Him. In the following six Commandments God teaches us how to relate to, honor and respect each other.


So, let’s take a look at the 10th and final Commandment, and consider what it says to us. (All scriptures used are from the Holman Bible unless otherwise stated)


Exodus 20:17

Do not covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

So, what is coveting? Let’s look at couple definitions of coveting and see how it could possibly be affecting our lives.

To Covet
verb (used with object)
1. to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another’s property.
2. to wish for, especially eagerly: He won the prize they all coveted.
verb (used without object)
3. to have an inordinate or wrongful desire.


I don’t believe there is anything wrong with wanting to better your life or to have nice things. It is the attitude in which we seek to better ourselves or accumulate nicer things. I personally would like to have a nicer home with a private gym, library, craft room for my wife, etc. etc. etc. With that said, I am perfectly happy and grateful with what we have, and don’t sit around longing for those things. Every once in a while I purchase a Power Ball ticket and keep it in my wallet for a month or two enjoying the occasional fantasy that I might win and all I will do with those winnings. Then I later check it, and as always it says not a winner; I just smile, crumble it up and throw it away. I really try to follow the example of Paul who says he learned to be content in all situations whether it be feast or famine.


Unfortunately coveting is very difficult to avoid in this world. To watch TV you would think our value is measured by what we possess and how we look in shape, size, style and brand name. Wait, what am I talking about, we are measured and judged by those things in our society. Isn’t it wonderful that God looks upon our hearts, and not what we look like on the outside? Again, I’m not knocking dressing nice or desiring to be in good shape, but what is your motivation for doing so? Is it to feel good, to be healthy and to live a life enriching and blessing the lives of others, or is it to be looked at with admiration from other people? The latter is coveting.


God doesn’t say don’t covet because He doesn’t want us to have nice things or better ourselves, He says it for our benefit. When we covet we don’t just desire something, we lust after it. Lust will cause one to do all sorts of irrational things to get what one wants. When we lust after someone of the opposite sex we will begin telling lies, cheating and coming up with elaborate plans to get what we want. When we lust after a certain image, we will throw responsibility out the window and devote all our time, energy and money to achieving that thing we covet. It reminds me of a skit Billy Crystal used to do on Saturday Night Live playing Fernando Lamas. The two phrases he always said were, “You look marvelous” the other was,” It’s better to look good than to feel good”. It was a very funny skit, but that belief is held by many in our society. It becomes all about how they look to others, and comes at the expense of their true selves.


Coveting something will make us do things that are contrary to good judgement and contrary to what God wants from us. We grow away from God by becoming self-centered as opposed to self-less. We grow away from God when our focus is always on the things we desire instead of the things that are important to God. God doesn’t want to share eternity with selfish and lustful people, he wants to spend it with self-less people who love others and put the needs of others before themselves. You can’t do that if you’re always desiring what others have so you can fit in and be admired. Again, there’s nothing wrong with wanting nice things, it’s your motivation, reasons, and what you’re will to do to get those things that matters.


There is one exception to coveting that I can think God would be alright with. That would be your coveting God, His will, His way, His love, and an eternity in His Kingdom. Now that’s something worthy of our coveting.


Remember, the 10 Commandments weren’t given to keep us from being happy or having fun; they were given to us so that we could live happy, productive and blessed lives.


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The 9th Commandment

long-25529_1280This is the tenth post in this series on the 10 Commandments. The previous posts in this series were:

1). Does God Change?
2). The 1st Commandment
3). The 2nd Commandment
4). The 3rd Commandment
5). The 4th Commandment
6). The 5th Commandment
7). The 6th Commandment
8). The 7th Commandment
9). The 8th Commandment, and
10. The 9th Commandment


In the 1st four Commandments God teaches us how we are to relate to, honor, obey and respect Him. In the following six Commandments God teaches us how to relate to, honor and respect each other.

So, let’s take a look at the 9th Commandment, and consider what it says to us. It’s actually as simple and strait forward as they come, but is probably one of the most broken Commandments that God gave us. (All scriptures used are from the Holman Bible unless otherwise stated)


Exodus 20:16

16 Do not give false testimony against your neighbor.


Not giving false testimony against your neighbor is a blanket condemnation of lying in general, and boy do people lie.  People lie as casually as they hook up with strangers for one night stands.  We have become a nation of lie tellers.  Remember the joke, “How do you know when a politician is lying?  When their lips are moving”.

Everyone lies from time to time. Sometimes we are afraid to tell the truth, or maybe we don’t want to hurt someone. Maybe we panic because we realize we did something wrong and just don’t want to admit it. Those are lies and condemned by God, but if you feel remorse and wish you had not lied, God will forgive you if you ask. What I’m really focusing on here is the lie that is given without a second thought. Lies that are told for no other reason than to deceive and cheat others.


Proverbs 12:22

22 Lying lips are detestable to the Lord,
but faithful people are His delight.



Psalm 31:18

Let lying lips be quieted; they speak arrogantly against the righteous with pride and contempt.


Psalm 120:2

“Lord, deliver me from lying lips and a deceitful tongue.”


It amazes me how much work people put into scamming and cheating others.  You have Con-artists taking advantage of the elderly to steal their life savings. You have people lying on line to steal peoples identities.  You have politicians that will saying anything  in order to get elected to office.  We have a Government that lies to us daily to promote an agenda that is contrary to our Constitution.

I heard of many instances where construction contractors charge people for quality materials, but put substandard materials into their work.


Psalm 101:7

No one who acts deceitfully will live in my palace; no one who tells lies will remain in my presence.


Also, look at how many people deny Christ.  What does God inspire to be said about them?


1 John 2:22

Who is the liar, if not the one who denies that Jesus is the Messiah? This one is the antichrist: the one who denies the Father and the Son.


I found the following scripture of interest in that it says that some people are just wicked and embrace a life of lying from birth.  It’s sad, but look around, listen to most of the main stream media and see if you don’t see that.  We live in a culture  now that is publicly anti God in all the places of power and learning.  They are liars like their father the prince of liars.


Psalm 58:3

The wicked go astray from the womb; liars err from birth.


Proverbs 19:22

What is desirable in a man is his fidelity; better to be a poor man than a liar.


And look what Isaiah had to say to God’s people:


Isaiah 57:4

Who is it you are mocking? Who is it you are opening your mouth and sticking out your tongue at? Isn’t it you, you rebellious children, you race of liars,


And what did Jesus Himself have to say about liars and who they follow?


John 8:44

You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.


 We can see the following scripture come alive in our public square.


1 John 2:22

Who is the liar, if not the one who denies that Jesus is the Messiah? This one is the antichrist: the one who denies the Father and the Son.


The following scripture should make one’s skin grow cold if they live the life of lying to others.


Revelation 21:8

But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”


If you are one of those who believes the Old Testament has no relevance for us today I feel for you, because God nor human nature changes.  So, unless you understand the history of God’s people, the good, the bad, and the ugly; you can in no way understand the things that are soon to come. 

If you have never read or have not read the book of Jeremiah in a long time, I suggest you make some time to do so.  After I’m done with this series on the 10 Commandments, I’m going to start delving into what God had to say to His people through His Prophets.  He made so many wonderful promises if we’d just follow and honor Him, but there is even more curses to come on a people who refuse to obey and honor Him.

Although I know there are good people who love and honor God in our Country, we as a people have rejected Him.  God said very clearly if we, “as a people” play the harlot and refuse to honor and obey Him, He will remove the hedge and leave us to our own devise.  Those of you who love, honor, and obey God will be safe from much of the calamity to come,  but to those who don’t will have to go through the fire which will hopefully bring them to repentance.

I believe anyone who walks with God as a follower and not just a believer, has to feel a stiring in their heart.  We are currently 15 trillion dollars in debt with nothing to back it up.  We as a nation have turned our back on God. We have a government that refuses to protect our boarders and a culture that has become so politically correct that writing this blog may soon be considered hate speech.

We need to get back to the basics.  If you attend a church that preaches nothing but feel good messages or prosperity, you might want to find a smaller church were they preach from the Bible.  You might want to find a preacher that tells you what you’re doing wrong even if it’s uncomfortable.  When Jesus returns, it’s not going to be pretty for those who have spent their lives in their own pursuits, and not in the things of God.  The scriptures call us to be honest and honorable.  Where do you stand?


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