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Dealing With Frustration/Fear/Discouragement

Frustration. Fear. Anger. Discouragement. It’s something we’ve ALL felt in our lives, from time to time. And looking through the pages of Holy Writ (Old AND New Testaments but ESPECIALLY the Old Testament), one might come to falsely believe that the Old Testament kings/prophets never had their fair share of anger/fear/frustration/disappointment. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth! 

King David was known (at times) to be in GREAT DESPAIR (over his sins!) This is evidenced in Psalm 69:

Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my GodThey that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away” (Psalm 69: 1-4)

And then there was also Jeremiah (also known as “The Weeping Prophet”):

“For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed” (Lamentations 1:16)

Behold, O Lord; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death. They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me” (Lamentations 1:20-21)

And let us also not forget Elijah, who FLED FOR HIS LIFE!

And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time

And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers” (1 Kings 19: 1-4)

Therefore, David DESPAIRED, Jeremiah WEEPED and Elijah FEARED! They were all HUMAN, just like you and me! And truth be told, NONE of the Lord’s Old/New Testament prophets and/or Old Testament kings were perfect, for even THEY made mistakes! They FEARED, they WEEPED, they felt HIGHLY DISCOURAGED at times, like I said! However, nearly ALL of them (with the exception of King Saul & a few others) repented and came back to the Lord! This is evidence of how the Lord “restored” each of them:

David: Psalm 71 and 72 seem to answer Psalms 69 and 70

Jeremiah: Jeremiah 15: 19-21 was God’s response TO Jeremiah, concerning Jeremiah’s “discouragement”

Elijah: 1 Kings 19: 9-18 is the Lord’s “response” TO Elijah’s “fear”/”discouragement”

But if that STILL don’t help you, then let me tell you of my OWN experiences with fear/anger/discouragement:

1). I’m the only Messianic Jewish-Christian in my family and they all think I’m “crazy” for believing in Jesus Christ and “the bible”, etc.

2). I’m one of the only “open believers” at my workplace (a place where many like to “mock Christ” and “mock the bible”, because they think it’s so much FUN/ENTERTAINING/EMPOWERING to do so!)

3). While all of my old High-School and college friends are now pretty much all married with kids, there’s a very good chance that marriage & kids is not in the cards for ME, as far as THE LORD’S WILL seems to go (thus, making ME feel like a sort’ve “modern-day Jeremiah”)

4). Just like Jeremiah in the OT times, it seems the more I try to preach the gospel of Christ, the more people DON’T listen to me, which is HIGHLY DISCOURAGING, to say the least!

5). People in my family, my workplace/etc. make ME feel like the “bad guy” for not believing in “gay marriage”, “abortion”, “gay rights”, etc.

6). I have a couple of “Christian” friends who find absolutely nothing wrong with abortion, gay marriage and Catholic Church “theology” and of whom seem to think I’m such an “awful person” for trying to say that women shouldn’t have abortions for any reason, and that gay marriage and the Catholic Church are NOT of God!

7). I more or less feel like I’m being forced to celebrate “Dec25th” against my will (just to keep the peace in the family), even though I know in my heart and soul what a GODLESS, DISGUSTING holiday December 25th is! My “Christian” friends think I’m the Devil for even doing so much as “suggesting” that “Dec25th” has MAJOR PAGAN ORIGINS and has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH CHRIST! But in fact, THE WORLD makes me feel like such a “you-know-what” for NOT wanting to celebrate it!

But what is the crime, there? Just because EVERYONE does something doesn’t make it “right”, biblically-speaking! If the world worshiped Baal, would THAT make it “right”, biblically speaking? Anyways, I hate myself for being complacent on this one and for not putting my foot down. Not to mention I’m also probably being a a bit “hypocritical” here as well, as in previous posts, I stated that Christians celebrating “Dec.25th”, KNOWING its true connotations were in possible danger of judgement. 

8). Related to #3 above, any time I even “try” to date someone who’s even “remotely” Christian, it NEVER WORKS OUT. EVER. And when I inquired to the Lord about it, the Lord’s response more or less seemed to be: I don’t call EVERYONE to date/get married, ya know? (Hinting that my heavenly “calling” IS to be likened unto a “modern-day Jeremiah”?)

9). A couple of sins I struggle with (hoarding and/or food addiction) are SO HARD to overcome. I go through periods of time where I can “seem” to overcome it for awhile. But then…..I oftentimes seem to subtly go right back to it (nevermind the fact that I’ve tried to pray and cry out to the Lord about it LOTS of times……maybe I just need more faith?)

10). I try to find time each and every single day to “spend time with the Lord” and/or to “read his written word”. But it seems like every single time I try to open up the bible, I get sleepy…….really, really sleepy……or I become SO afraid of accidentally getting a WRONG interpretation from the bible that I’m almost too afraid to read it, sometimes (I know how ridiculous that must sound to some!) 

11). No matter HOW HARD I try to keep my patience at ALL times and in ALL situations, there’s things in my family and ESPECIALLY at my workplace that test my patience TO THE HILT! Working with the general “public” on any given day’s gonna come with customer “complaints”, naturally. And oftentimes, it’s complaints that either I can’t do anything about (as I don’t make the rules there) OR that I consider not even “complainable”.  

For example, if I try to bag a customer’s food in a special way where the hot stuff isn’t touching the cold stuff or if I want to wrap up some small tubs of sauces in a small bag WITHIN the plastic bag so the sauce doesn’t move around in the plastic sack and spill everywhere, it seems like 8 times out of 10, the customer will either COMPLAIN or give me this STRANGE LOOK like “ugh, you’re being WAY TOO nice to me, you’re WAY over-doing it, ugh!” And it REALLY tests my patience, sometimes! Here I am, trying to provide EXEMPLARY customer service TO the customer, and yet, there they are, complaining about EVERY. SINGLE. LITTLE. THING! It’s NUTS! In fact, this is often what I have to deal with on a daily basis!

I kid you not. I’ve had days where ONE customer complained about 5 or more small little things, one right after another, boom, boom, boom! And then, they’d have the gall to complain to ME if MY face looked even just a “little” minorly frustrated at the end of their “spiel”. Or I’ll have customers that won’t complain but they’ll wait until I have everything all bagged up for them, with a long line behind them and then, they’ll ADD things to their “order”. AGGRAVATING! But I have to try to remember to have the PATIENCE OF CHRIST! That’s not always easy in my line of work, folks! In fact, I’ve even had customers complain that I’m TOO nice at times. Well, in MY opinion, being “too nice” is FAR much better than being “rude”, am I right?

What IS it about human nature, that the MORE someone gives to us, the LESS AND LESS we appreciate it? Now I sort’ve know how Jesus Christ must’ve felt on the cross. And even before and after. During the times of the ancient Israelites, The Lord did A TON of stuff for the Israelites: He brought them out of Egypt, he parted the Red Sea for them, he gave them manna to eat from heaven, he miraculously brought forth water from rocks/desert, he oftentimes helped them defeat their enemies and blessed their crops, etc. etc. But it seemed like no matter HOW MUCH he did for ancient Israel, the Israelites STILL turned on Him and were UNGRATEFUL to Him! In fact, it seemed that THE MORE He DID for ancient Israel, the more and MORE they hated Him and turned on Him! HOW SAD! 😦

Honestly, there’ve been days at work when I’ve felt like: “Ok, if the customers want to complain, LET THEM, I’m sick and tired of trying to provide them exemplary service if they’re just going to walk all over me like that!” But ya want to know what the Lord taught me on those days?Treat ALL customers the way the RUDE customers treat YOU, guess what? YOU are then NO BETTER THAN THEY ARE!” Ouch! A hard lesson learned, but learned, nonethess!

Oftentimes, WHEN we are feeling discouraged, it’s because we’re spiritually lacking in something! Do we lack faith? Obedience? Patience? What IS it that we lack, first of all? And secondly, how do we overcome whatever’s LACKING? Answer: Through the Almighty Power & Glory of our Lord, Yeshua Hama’shiach (Jesus Christ Almighty!) His ways are NOT our ways and His divine understanding is NOT our human understanding! Our human nature is to want to get even with those who discourage us! But it’s Jesus’s nature to HUMBLE US!

lt’s not all bunnies and rainbows, folks! There’s going to be times in our lives when we feel MAJORLY DISCOURAGED and feel like throwing in the towel! But we MUST remember:

“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” [Matthew 24:13]

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all” [Psalms 34: 17-19]

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” [Isaiah 41:10]

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” [John 16:33]

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved” [Psalms 55:22]

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” [Jeremiah 29:11]

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” [Matthew 11:28]

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” [Galatians 6:9]

It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him” [Lamentations 3: 22-24]

And if that STILL doesn’t encourage you or provide hope, then think of it THIS WAY: Satan and his demons are THE ONES who are making you FEEL the way you do right now! And it’s their JOB to make you feel that way! HOWEVER, Revelation 20 and Matthew 25 state that they’ve ALREADY BEEN DEFEATED! They are nothing more than DEFEATED FOES:

“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” [Matthew 25:41]

“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever” [Revelation 20:10]

So just remember THIS, folks……When Satan and his demons get you down, just remind Satan of his future! (Revelation 20:10)

So……in conclusion? ANGER NOT, FEAR NOT, BE DISCOURAGED NOT! Why? Because God/Jesus Christ is IN CONTROL! And may you and I never, EVER forget that folks, for the rest of our existence! Amen! 😉

 

When Sin OVERWHELMS You……

DEALING with the deep, dark cloud of spiritual darkness/oppression when feeling OVERCOME BY SIN can leave a person with:

  • Depression
  • FEAR
  • Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • A diminished sense of self-worth
  • A lack of faith
  • A sense of hopelessness, as in, “I am without hope” and “I just can’t seem to do ANYTHING right”
  • Pessimistic thoughts about their life and/or the future
  • Trouble sleeping at night
  • Increased appetite or lack of it
  • Chronic abdominal, back and/or stomach pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Feeling tired/restless/physically exhausted all the time
  • Anger and/or Resentment
  • A lack of motivation
  • STRESS
  • Feelings of hatred/judgement towards others and/or Jesus Christ HIMSELF
  • Severe jealousy and/or sense of “entitlement”
  • Feelings of UNWORTHINESS and/or feelings of being UNWORTHY FOR FORGIVENESS BY YESHUA/JESUS CHRIST
  • ETC.

Consequently, when sin begins to OVERWHELM US, it’s usually a sign of an underlying spiritual problem:

  • Are we (secretly) mad at Yeshua/Jesus, about something or someone in our lives?
  • Are we jealous of what someone else has?
  • Have we not forgiven someone who’s hurt us in some way, shape or form?
  • Are we blaming Jesus/Yeshua for all the problems in our life?
  • Are we overcome by depression, fear, anxiety, hate and/or despair over the soon-failing economy/the aggressive trans/LGBT/abortion Agenda, etc?
  • Have we become “complacent” in our fight against abortion/the abortion “agenda”?
  • Do we harbor hatred/resentment towards any one person or any group of people (for ANY reason?)
  • Do we fear spreading Jesus’s gospel, for fear of what others might think of us?
  • Have we gotten to the point where we just HATE people (in general), due to what “mankind” has become recently?
  • Have we become SO addicted to something (be it food, drugs, sex, alcohol) that we don’t know how to stop and are BLAMING JESUS for it?
  • Do we ever (secretly) think to ourselves thoughts such as: “There’s no way in HECK Jesus would let ME into the city of New Jerusalem someday, my sins are just MUCH too great” and/or “There’s no way in HECK the Lord’s prophets suffered the same fears/anxieties/turmoils that WE do, TODAY“, etc.?
  • Have we just plain flat-out lost hope and given up on life (in general?)

You might think that NO Old OR New Testament prophets ever struggled with the above emotions but you’re wrong! King David was known (at times) to be in GREAT DESPAIR (over his sins!) This is evidenced in Psalm 69:

Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my GodThey that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away” (Psalm 69: 1-4)

And then there was also Jeremiah (also known as “The Weeping Prophet”):

“For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed” (Lamentations 1:16)

Behold, O Lord; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death. They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me” (Lamentations 1:20-21)

And let us also not forget Elijah, who FLED FOR HIS LIFE!

And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time. 

And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers” (1 Kings 19: 1-4)

Therefore, David DESPAIRED, Jeremiah WEEPED and Elijah FEARED! They were all HUMAN, just like you and me! And truth be told, NONE of the Lord’s Old/New Testament prophets and/or Old Testament Kings were perfect, for even THEY made mistakes! However, nearly ALL of them (with the exception of King Saul & a few others) repented and came back to the Lord!

In fact, the bible calls David “a man after God’s own heart”. What does that MEAN in plain English, some might ask? It means that David was in despair, not just because of the “hurt” that his sin caused to others as well as himself but also because of the “hurt” he knew he had caused to GOD’S VERY OWN HEART!

Many of us, when we sin, are sorry for our sin afterwards, because of the hurt that it caused US. But not many people are upset over their sin due to the hurt it has caused GOD HIMSELF! Just think of how our hearts are “troubled” the MOMENT we see, for example, our small child or young niece/nephew SEVERELY MISBEHAVING in a busy restaurant, for example. Why are our hearts troubled? Because our “child” is disobeying us. So it is with God. His heart is GREATLY GRIEVED/TROUBLED whenever we “sin”.

And in alot of ways, sin is like a plumbing system. Ignore a little here and there, and soon it becomes a BIG PROBLEM. And ignore a BIG PROBLEM for too long and soon it becomes a VERY BIG PROBLEM and so on and so forth. And just like a plumbing system requires “regular maintenance” to maintain its vitality, so does God require “regular spiritual check-ups” to maintain our SPIRITUAL VITALITY [in this case, the “regular spiritual check-ups” being repentance for sin, prayer, praise & giving thanks]. 

Yet, it’s easy to fall into a sense of hopelessness every once in awhile. You struggle with ONE sin (addiction to food, etc.). And then, if you don’t get a handle on it soon in the name of the Lord, you then quickly develop ANOTHER perpetual sin (addiction to alcohol, etc.) and so on and so forth. And until you get this thing in check, it’s gonna keep going and going (just like the Energizer Bunny – for those who’ve ever seen that commercial, that is). And the more “sin” piles up on your “soul plate”, the harder and harder it’s gonna be to overcome it all! (Believe me, I’ve been there before, folks! I KNOW how it is!)

And it’s SO easy to feel hopeless about something. Yet, it’s SO difficult to have FAITH when it comes to certain sins and situations. But the first step to OVERCOMING SIN is to RECOGNIZE SIN. Sometimes, a person doesn’t even REALIZE that something’s a sin, until the Holy Spirit convicts them of that “sin”.

And then after you RECOGNIZE the sin or sins, CRY OUT TO ALMIGHTY YESHUA/JESUS CHRIST ABOUT THEM! TELL him how much you’re struggling with said sin/sins. TELL him how BADLY you want to overcome them! TELL him how little faith you have and PRAY for more faith! He will ANSWER you and he will HEAR you, MARK MY WORDS! And then REPENT of that sin/those sins. I know it’s hard and that it sometimes doesn’t happen overnight. I know and realize that it’s a PROCESS. But still. If you want to overcome a sin or sins, you MUST try to give it all to God!

Just pray the following prayer:

“Lord, I’m overwhelmed by SIN in my life! I feel hopeless and helpless. I feel like it’s a pointless battle. I’m not even sure if I’ll even be ABLE to overcome these sins on my own. Please help me, O Lord! Please cleanse my mind, heart, body and spirit! Please help me overcome my sin(s) at any and all costs! Please give me FULL faith in YOU and IN your ability to deliver me from said sin(s). Please teach me the biblical alternatives TO my sin(s), while also taking AWAY the sin’s(s) appeal, so that the sin(s) in question WILL NO LONGER BE APPEALING TO ME! I thank you Lord, for helping me overcome this! You are my only hope in the universe and I trust you to deliver me out of “said sin’s” hands! I say this in Almighty Yeshua’s/Jesus’s name! Amen”.

And don’t just PRAY that prayer. BELIEVE IT. Keep praying that prayer as many times as you have to until you can get to the point where you FULLY believe it, having 100% faith that it’ll come to pass and BELIEVE ME, folks, the Lord will help you overcome that sin! But you have to WANT deliverance from that sin…REALLY, TRULY want it! Because remember that Jesus won’t answer “half-hearted” prayers. He ONLY answers prayers that are spoken with 100% humility & faith! 

And just know THIS: Whatever it is you’re struggling with, and whatever it is you’re going through, YOU’RE NOT ALONE, plus there’s nothing too big that Jesus can’t handle! You might think or FEEL you’re “without hope” but as long as you got breath in your lungs, there’s hope!

And if there’s SEVERAL sins you’re struggling with all at once, write them down! Make a list! Also make a list about ways you can overcome those sins! Then make a personal prayer about each one on your list! And remember what was spoken of in Matthew 19:26: But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Translation? We can NOT overcome our “sin” on our OWN or by our OWN merit, BUT…..with God’s help, WE CAN…….for, in his great heavenly name, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! 😉 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s Hope When…………………

  • Your home is destroyed by a natural disaster

  • Someone dies and you just don’t know how to cope 

  • You lose your job 

  • Your marriage is starting to fall apart 

  • Your faith begins to fail 

  • You start doubting yourself 

  • People threaten you, are cruel to you & persecute you 

  • It seems as though the world couldn’t get anymore eviler 

  • Your finances run dry & you feel like you’re at the end of the rope 

  • You’re addicted to alcohol, sex or drugs 

  • You feel as though there’s no hope 

  • When evil seems to prevail in the world 

  • Abortion “seems” to be on the rise here in America & in the world 

  • Same-sex marriage is now desiring to become “the norm” 

  • LGBT Activists try to force their agenda upon every man, woman and child 

  • Christian and/or Jewish religion is attacked (monetarily, legally, physically, verbally, etc.

  • It “seems” as though society & the world has forgotten about the God of the bible/Jesus Christ Almighty 

  • Polls “say” or “claim” that Judaic-Christian religion here in America is “on the decline” 

  • You’re feeling severely depressed/suicidal/as though no-one understands you 

  • You feel like you’re never gonna be a good witness for Jesus Christ Almighty in these Last Days 

  • People you warn (about the Last Days bible prophecy) don’t seem to listen 

  • You’re the ONLY one in your family that’s a believer IN and follower OF Jesus Christ Almighty 

  • You’ve been homeless for awhile and feel like no-one cares about you/your circumstances 

  • Other world religions (like Islam) “seem to prevail” over Christianity

  • You feel as though Jesus Christ has forgotten about you down here on this sin-ravaged Earth  

  • You come under SEVERE spiritual attack by Satan and his demons 

  • You’re falsely imprisoned due to your faith or some other like thing 

  • Terrible things happen to you that are beyond your control 

  • You can’t seem to break your food and/or hoarding addiction 

  • You don’t “fit in” with all the “cool people” and/or some of your own family members (due to your faith) 

  • You feel as though you’ll be single for the rest of your days 

  • You’ve lost a child, pet or friend 

  • You’re having trouble overcoming same-sex attraction(s) 

  • You’ve been diagnosed with cancer and don’t know how much longer you’ll get to live 

  • You try to help others and it backfires 

  • Your spouse has had an affair 

  • Your home is being threatened to be repossessed/foreclosed by the bank 

  • Your business is being threatened to be shut down by those who don’t love Jesus Christ/the bible 

  • The doctors “say” or “claim” that your unborn child is “not viable” 

  • You haven’t yet had any kids with your spouse but desperately want one 

  • You have to have a limb or limbs amputated to get rid of a bacteria infection/tumor/gangrene/etc. 

  • You or a family member is diagnosed with a degenerative disease 

  • Sin seems RAMPANT in the churches today 

  • People try to write you off as “Old School” when you proclaim the importance of studying Bible Prophecy and the End Times, etc. 

  • Lukewarm Christians all around you insist on following the FALSE PAGAN/ROMANIZED Jesus Christ, instead of the TRUE, BIBLICAL **JEWISH** JESUS CHRIST 

  • Sin runs RAMPANT all across America 

  • A family member or someone else ignores you for no reason 

  • And Many, Many More…………….

Many people think they are “without hope” (for whatever reason) in today’s world……But we must remember ONE thing: JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY **IS** OUR HOPE & OUR SALVATION! Whatever physical “ailment” or circumstance in life that you’re dealing with right now, JESUS CHRIST HAS THE CURE!

He created the universe and the heavens, people! So is he REALLY gonna create everything in the universe, and then, scratch his head in confusion over how to deal with the specific sin/problems in your life? OFCOURSE NOT! Trust me, if he created the universe and the heavens, he MOST CERTAINLY knows what he’s doing in your life!

CALL OUT TO JESUS CHRIST IN PRAYER TODAY, TRUSTING THAT HE HAS THE POWER TO CURE YOU, TO HEAL YOU, TO SAVE YOU, TO CHANGE YOU, TO GIVE YOU FAITH, TO REDEEM YOU, OR WHATEVER ELSE YOU NEED (AS LONG AS YOU’RE NOT ASKING FOR THINGS LIKE WINNING THE STATE LOTTERY, LOL). HE **WILL** ANSWER YOU, MARK MY WORDS!

I pray that ALL souls who read this post will find the strength & hope & courage that they need in these Last Days talked about in bible prophecy & that the Lord Jesus Christ Almighty will heal them, save them and bless them for eternity! And remember, folks: When you FEEL as though you HAVE no hope, there IS hope & that hope is in JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY! If he created the universe and the heavens, there’s no thing for him too big or too small to fix/heal in your life! Amen! 😉

Autism, ADHD, Depresison & School Shootings: What’s The Connection?

Though I have known about “autism” for years, what originally got me researching its “true origins” was an article awhile back in 2013 that attempted to tie in autism with ingredients that were being put into “child vaccines”.

Please remember awhile back how they (the CDC, big pharma, etc) were on what seemed like an “aggressive crusade” on making sure every single child got those vaccines (even if the PARENTS of said children rejected on religious grounds, etc.). And I don’t know but something about that just seemed a bit odd to me….as though there was another “secret agenda” on their parts….

But as as I sat around and thought about this for awhile, I happened to see a YouTube video of a girl named Carly who had SEVERE AUTISM. The article that accompanied the video said Carly couldn’t talk (either since she was born or since the age of 4 or something like that).

I watched the video of Carly very, very carefully (even slowed it down at certain parts) and I couldn’t help but notice that at certain parts of the video, she gives off demonic growls and smiles (as if it’s an actual scene out of the Exorcist movie!!!) 

[Note: at 0:47-0:48, 4:24-4:48, 5:30-5:31, 5:49-5:50 and ***7:06-7:19*** of the video down below, you can hear “demonic growls” coming from this girl with severe autism: (also: one of her therapists stated that she still has days where she’ll do things like “lock herself into a bathroom, strip down naked, and smear fecal matter across the walls”. If that right there doesn’t sound like classic demonic possession to you, compared with the “demonic growls” heard throughout the video, then I don’t know what does!)]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xsfNrG5Bnw

And that’s when I began to do my “research” on mental illnesses in general and came up with the theory that ALL forms of “autism” and “mental disturbances” are of DEMONIC NATURE and DEMONIC ORIGIN.

There’s some conspiracy theorists out there that think that they are putting strange chemicals in vaccines to MAKE children get “autism” or “mental disturbances” but what if it goes much deeper than that? What if it’s not chemicals they’re putting into the vaccines but actual demonic spirits (as in, conjuring dark spirits INTO the vaccines?) I don’t know, just a thought.

Most of my Christian friends would probably write me off as “crazy” but the more and more YouTube videos I’ve seen of “autistic children”, the more I’m convinced it’s not of biological origin but DARK SPIRITUAL/DEMON ORIGIN and I think anointing their head with olive oil and praying IN the name of Jesus Christ with all one’s might and WITH total 100% faith in their hearts that Jesus CAN and WILL cure that child/that person is the only way to CURE such people!

The media/etc. doesn’t want parents to know that because big pharma is big business, big money for these folks. I’m even now starting to wonder IN GENERAL how much of the field of “psychiatry” is even legit or if it’s all just a “pseudo field”, altogether.

A kid goes to the psychiatrist these days, they are prescribed “mind-altering drugs” (which, in some cases, has proven to be FATAL, if not to the kid in question, then to others around him/her). The kid (ESPECIALLY if they’re Christian) should INSTEAD be told: “you’re inflicted with the demonic spirits of fear, hatred, doubt, and anger. Pray to the Lord Jesus Christ and submit to His will. He CAN and He WILL take all these negative emotions away from you if you let Him!” Notice the difference there? One options alters their mind (and not always for the good, either) while the other option gives them TRUTH and HOPE.

In fact, all the school shooters had ONE thing in common that that the media hasn’t hit on: they were ALL on some sort of mind-altering drug prescribed by “psychiatrists”. It really makes a person wonder what’s actually in those drugs. Because those drugs (just like the vaccines) obviously have some sort of “demonic spirits” attached to them.

In fact, a most recent AP news article states the following (which proves my point):Spencer’s parents said he was on antidepressants and medication for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder when he took a loaded .357 Magnum and unloaded .22 handgun to Harrison High School on Jan. 25, 2013″. [Source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/montana-community-turns-away-teen-with-troubled-past/ar-BBhEHqP]. 

And not only that, but think about it. Oftentimes, the very side effects of antidepressants THEMSELVES actually INCREASES thoughts/feelings of anger/suicide, etc in depressive patients. WHY IS THIS? 😦 Has nobody ever stopped to wonder WHY THIS IS and exactly WHAT “substances” they’re TRULY giving out to our kids today, here in America? 

Hitler’s goal during WWII was more or less corruption of the youth (specifically, Christian youth). So are “demonic vaccines” and “demonic pills” really any different? The young people are tomorrow’s future. Drug them up, destroy them, corrupt them, and then you have a complete world without God and I think that’s what their ultimate goal is.

Like it or not, we live in a Luciferian society today and Satan has a heck of alot more people in his “army” than just fallen angels. Many people in our government, media, health industry are all about furthering the Luciferian agenda. So what better way to do that than to drug up our kids, give them demonic vaccines and put them through pro-homosexual-agenda schools? Think about it.

I’ve read COUNTLESS articles most recently about the media trying to make Christian PARENTS look like the bad guys because they now want to homeschool their kids and don’t want them subjected to vaccines/Common Core/pro-homosexual-agenda/pro-abortion/pro-Islam viewpoints in the schools. But again: it’s all about EROSION OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FOR CHRISTIANS!

Bit by bit and little by little, they’re dumbing down the education our kids today here in America are receiving, and bringing in NEW thoughts and ideas that go AGAINST the bible! Look around you! See how SPOILED kids are these days! See how their parents now give them anything they want, practically! See how arrogant, prideful, disobedient and “self-entitled” they are! See how MISINFORMED they are about United States History, the TRUE religion of Islam (which is violent), etc.

And these young people today here in America are TOMORROW’S FUTURE, folks! What’s gonna happen, for example, when the “new generation” of air traffic controllers fall asleep on the job, are late for work or are too busy texting someone when they’re supposed to be watching all airplane traffic? Or how about one of your bills not being payed on time because the young person working there at said company was “too stoned” to know what they doing? Or worse yet……..what if there was a complete and almost-total shutdown of the economy someday (the transportation system, banks, gas companies, etc.) because all the young people (18-35) didn’t want to work?

This USED to be America. But now our once great country is slipping away……What have we BECOME?……..A land of sinners, perhaps. “But…….but……..I want to live in sin! MY enjoyment of sin is FAR more important than YOUR religious liberty!”, they oftentimes say. As Christians, we (for the most part) have passively let the liberals/CDC/Big Pharma/”psychiatrists”/LGBT Activists/Planned Parenthood run all over us (metaphorically & spiritually speaking). So it’s really no wonder that hardly no-one in this country respects Christians, anymore. Cause remember: “those who stand for nothing fall for anything”. Does that NOT describe our current world today? Especially this here American country?

Think of Christians as the nerdy kid with glasses and anti-Christians as the big bully. How much longer are we going to let the big bully terrorize us, metaphorically speaking? It’s time we took a stand, people! Don’t be afraid to be fired from your job if they fire you for your biblical beliefs! Don’t be afraid if people write you off as “crazy” for being “believers of The Book” (the bible). Don’t be afraid to blatantly disagree with homosexuality, Roman Catholicism, or Islam. Don’t be afraid when people persecute you and say all manner of things about you due to Jesus’s name……..

Don’t be afraid to share your testimony of Jesus with others! Don’t be afraid of all the LGBT Activists and their “agenda” against Christians and Christian businesses! Don’t be afraid to disagree with an Evolutionist! Don’t be afraid of non-Christians or any blatant threats they try to make against you! Cause remember Revelation 12:12 which states: “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time“.

But it’s not just a mere EROSION OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY that they want, folks! They want us in complete and total submission (rather we are “Christians” or not!) They want total MIND CONTROL over us! If they can’t get someone addicted to the latest music, TV programs or movies…….they’ll try to “medicate them”, instead. Just look at the SLEW of commercials lately for this medication or that medication…..

But see….that’s where the bible comes in……believing in the bible and its precepts somehow magically DEACTIVATES the “mind control programming” that they (the Luciferian society) tries to place on people through books, TV, music, movies, social media, popular culture, magazines, newspapers, “medications”, etc.

And that’s WHY they (the Luciferian society and all who represent them) HATE the bible and Jesus Christ so much! Have you EVER really stopped to wonder WHY that is……? WHY there is SO much hate for the bible and Jesus Christ Almighty today? Because he’s the only one IN THE UNIVERSE that can truly set a person free! And they HATE THAT! Jesus Christ interferes with THEIR “mind control” of people! He can set a person FREE from homosexuality, abortion, “self-entitlement”, materialism, and ALL manners of spiritual bondage/sin.

Every SINGLE human on this Earth (NO EXCEPTIONS) tries to fill that “hole in their heart” with SOMETHING (rather it’s Jesus Christ himself or some other person/thing). And what YOU decide to “fill your heart with” will affect you for the REST OF ETERNITY! The Luciferian establishment wants to make sure you choose Satan/sin/darkness (which later leads to ETERNAL CONDEMNATION IN THE FLAMES!) But Jesus Christ Almighty & his heavenly angels want you to choose HIM/righteousness (which later leads to ETERNAL PARADISE!) So what will YOU fill your mind/heart/body/spirit with? Choose wisely!

 

 

Money is the Root of All Evil: (Woes of Hollywood)

Look at any famous person today and you will likely see a lavish lifestyle. Nice houses (oftentimes, more than one), one or several nice cars, lavish clothes and jewelry, marble floors, cathedral ceilings, fancy chandeliers, etc.

But oftentimes, behind all the money, fortune and fame, there’s an inner sadness inside of them; a restless sadness that never seems to be satisfied. Cause the cliche really IS true: money does NOT buy happiness, but rather, it buys MISERY.

But many famous celebrities don’t know HOW to deal with that sadness that eats away at their soul night and day and so they oftentimes turn to sex, drugs, alcohol, social media, etc. to try to make themselves feel better. But instead of making them feel better, it oftentimes makes them feel even WORSE.

And it seems that no matter HOW hard they try to fill that huge hole in their life, NOTHING seems to fill it. They’re restless, caught in a trap of sin and greed by which they feel as though they can not break free.

Many people who are NOT famous wish they were famous. But they don’t realize what they’re actually asking FOR: they’re asking for a life of money, fame and MISERY. For while these rich celebrities might APPEAR to have it made, one step closer INTO the “matrix” of “celebrity” (in and of itself), paints a completely different picture, ENTIRELY.

Imagine if you had someone/a group of people telling you what to wear, what to say, how to act, whom to date, etc. And imagine you had to sign your name IN BLOOD with a contract with the devil, in order to get rich and famous. Would it be worth it?

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” – Mark 8:36

And then imagine what would happen if you later decided it WASN’T worth it and wanted to try to “get out” of the Luciferian system of “celebrity”? That is when the “Luciferian establishment” would decide you needed to be killed and taken out. There’s been a weird string of celebrities lately in the last few years or so dying in “fiery car crashes”,”cancer”, “drug OD’s”, “suicide”, etc. It makes me wonder if some of those celebrities were actually trying like HECK to get “OUT of the Luciferian system of celebrity”, sort’ve speak.

Also as well: the bible condemns gambling. Buying lottery tickets or being on a money game show is actually a form of gambling. And so when someone wins a MAJOR amount of money, what they’re REALLY winning is a whole lot of INNER MISERY. Jesus Christ had THIS to say about money:

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” – Matthew 6:24

Money makes people do the most evilest of things! People kill for it……Investigation Discovery is CHALK-FULL of programs about people who kill people to get insurance money or the like. Men use money to buy hookers. People fraud people out of money to further their own financial gains. It makes people FULL OF GREED. The bible prophesied of a time near the end when Jesus said: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” – Matthew 24:12 (Translation? Because sin will increase by leaps and bounds near/in the times of the End, many people shall be *full of greed* and the love of money/material things is pretty much at the ROOT of all greed, if you ask ME!)

But one thing is for sure: the love of money is the root of all evil and leads to DESTRUCTION. Look at how many famous people were DESTROYED by fame. You look at their before and after pictures and you see someone quite different from the person they used to be. The person before they were famous was actually humble-looking and human. A person AFTER they became famous is something ENTIRELY different. Look REALLY CLOSELY at their “after fame” pictures and you will see cold eyes, an arrogant look, etc. Their morals change, their values change, their reputation changes. Their focus becomes on MONEY and how to SPEND IT.

And this doesn’t just apply to celebrities, this can apply to non-celebs, as well. Take a look at someone BEFORE they inherit lots of money from a trust fund or late relative, for example. Then examine the person AFTER they inherit lots of money. Notice anything different? Chances are, if you’ve examined the person closely, you’ve likely seen a slight change in them and they seem like a different person “post money” than they did “pre money”, correct?

Another TEXTBOOK CASE of when “money destroys” is King Saul in the Old Testament. When he first started out after being anointed the “King of Israel” by the Prophet Samuel, he was humble, had a true heart for the Lord God, etc. But AFTER he was King of Israel for awhile, GREED began to set in and his LOVE OF MONEY grew by leaps and bounds and as a result, his love for the Lord God grew THINNER AND THINNER until it was almost non-existent! MONEY DESTROYS PEOPLE and King Saul was a PRIME EXAMPLE! [Note: You can read about the story of King Saul in 1 Samuel 9 (Old Testament, book of 1 Samuel chapter 9) through 1 Samuel 31 (Old Testament, book of 1 Samuel, chapter 31)].

The famous people that “donate to charity” oftentimes feel guilty about all the extra money they have laying around and want to feel a little better about themselves, thus, they “donate to charity”. But what are they donating to charity FOR? Are they doing it for the glory of God/Jesus Christ or for the glory of themselves and their “image”?

Many people in today’s world (celebrities and non-celebrities alike) seem to have the thought: “if I just had lots of money, that’d solve all my problems”. But what they don’t realize is that MONEY INCREASES PROBLEMS and MONEY BREEDS MISERY. The saying is true: “the more you have, the more you want”. When you’re “rich” and “have everything you need”, you feel restless and unfulfilled. But when you have to actually WORK for things, you tend to appreciate them more, am I right?  

Many people who aren’t famous oftentimes can’t understand why certain celebrities are “so miserable” and struggle with “depression/drugs/alcohol” and the like. But what the non-famous people won’t realize is that fame is A PRISON……yes, you heard me right…..a PRISON…..a spiritual prison by which they will never break free UNLESS they defy it all and become a believer and follower of Jesus Christ Almighty!!!!!!!

Because the truth is, God gave us all a conscience FOR A REASON!!! And I think, deep deep down, many of them KNOW what they’re doing is wrong and they feel guilty about it. Sadly, many of them are SO far deep down the rabbit hole of Luciferian darkness, that they don’t know HOW or where to begin, on their personal quest to move towards Jesus Christ and AWAY from the darkness that encapsulates them!

Many of them fear being put out on the streets and left with NOTHING. So they stay. Even though the “hazards” of fame and fortune are wearing down on them, they feel as though they have no choice BUT to stay in the “Luciferian system” of things. And this is SO sad & tragic. Because if they would just SUBMIT themselves to the Lord Jesus Christ, once and for all, and QUIT Hollywood/celebrity/fame, and COMPLETELY leave Hollywood/fame behind, IN THE DUST (as in, physically AND spiritually move away from LA/Hollywood altogether), I’m nearly certain that the Lord Jesus Christ would forgive them, welcome them with open arms, and give them a brand new spiritual life IN HIM!

I believe that if they TRULY want to serve Jesus Christ from now on and NOT Satan and want to TRULY make amends for their past Satanic ways, as in, going public with their faith and talking about all the reasons why they were wrong to have previously turned to fame/Hollywood/Satanism and also talk about WHY people need to put their faith, trust and love into Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ NON-STOP until the day they die,  I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ can save them and use them in mighty, powerful ways to help turn young people AWAY from Satan/Satanism and turn them towards the light/Jesus Christ]].

[[HOWEVER: the book of Revelation talks about the Mark of the Beast. In the end times (which we’re currently living in, btw), world governments are working towards a one world government, one world religion and one world economic “system”. And this “new system” will arise out of “seeming chaous” (political, religious, economic). But a man will come onto to the world scene and appear to be the answer to everyone’s problems. This being (likely disguised as a mortal man) will be the Antichrist. He will require ALL flesh (man, woman, child) to take a mark on their right hand or their forehead in order to be able to buy or sell. And God says that WHOMEVER takes “The Mark” will NOT be forgiven in THIS life OR the next life, which is eternity. Don’t believe me? The “technology” for that sort’ve thing is ALREADY HERE, FOLKS! Examine:]]

Jesus Christ himself said in Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possibleand in John 14:13-14And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it“.

But the simple answer is this: ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY WILL NOT PROSPER! Let me put that in a different way. The REASON these people feel such a huge hole in their soul is BECAUSE they don’t have Jesus Christ in their lives! The answer is SO simple, it’s often overlooked! Many of them turn to Buddhism or Kabbalah or other “New Age” religion to try to “free their mind” from “the system” but the truth is, Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Eternal Paradise, the ONLY way to receive eternal forgiveness of sins and the ONLY way to be set free of things!

Some “celebs” have left the Hollywood scene behind to “focus on family” and the like. But my guess is that some of these folks “found Jesus Christ” and just don’t want to say that in the public media (for whatever reason). But for all those tons and tons of “celebs” who haven’t yet found Jesus Christ, I pray for them and my heart grieves for them! For they have NO IDEA of the “hell” that they’re headed for, after they die! ;(

Many of these people were “broken”, to begin with. They came from an abusive household, their parents got divorced when they were young, they’ve struggled with depression their whole lives, they were sexually or physically abused as a kid and so for THEM, acting/singing/writing is a sort’ve “escape” from these things. And they seem to have this way of thinking: “if I just become famous, that’ll solve all my problems and I’ll never have to hurt or want for anything, ever again!”

But oftentimes, what they don’t realize is that money/fortune/fame INCREASES their problems and MULTIPLIES THEM, by leaps and bounds. And then, when they are broken BEYOND broken, they oftentimes turn to “Satan” in hopes that Satan can make all their problems go away. But if anything, Satan TRAPS THEM into the world of darkness with threats, fear, etc., so that they feel as though they can never leave.

But with Jesus Christ Almighty, and by the POWER of Jesus Christ Almighty, they CAN leave the Luciferian system of celebrity and start a new life in Jesus Christ (if they so desire) and they want to, badly enough. For Jesus Christ can take the most FILTHIEST sinner and make them spiritually cleansed/”as white as snow”, if a person truly submits to his heavenly name! 

Even Kanye West (of all people) admitted ON STAGE (about selling his soul to the devil) that : “I know it was a crappy deal”. So sounds to me as if he has some major REGRETS about the whole thing. Bob Dylan ALSO didn’t look happy during a recent interview when he admitted he soul his soul for fortune and fame.

So many of them, once they discover “it’s not all it’s cracked up to be”, live to REGRET IT and feel TRAPPED, as though they have NO WAY OUT…. But what I’m here to say today is that with Jesus Christ Almighty, they CAN have a way out. True, they might have to go back to being average Joe Schmoe or Jane Doe and might even have to work a day job, but so what, it’d be worth it.

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” – Mark 8:36



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Overcome Addiction(s), 2014:

There’s many, many recovery programs out there today that proclaim to have all the answers when it comes to recovering from addiction(s), be it drugs, food, alcohol, sex/lust, pornography, etc. But the truth is, there’s only ONE surefire way to recover from addiction and that way is through Jesus Christ Almighty!

When Jesus Christ was crucified for mankind’s sins, the “sin” of addiction was one of those sins! And because Jesus Christ already overcome the powers of sin and death, he most certainly has the keys to overcoming addiction(s) in one’s life.

Usually, when people get addicted to something in the FIRST place, it’s because they are hurting inside and running from something or someone. They use their “addictions” as a means of “escape” from reality. But in truth, their “addictions” only manage to make their problems WORSE and they become worst off than they were before, to begin with.

Many of them, once they realize the true weight of things and how THEIR “addictions” affects those around them, try to quit. And maybe they are able to go a day or two without their addiction(s), which is great. But sooner or later, the temptation of the addiction becomes overpowering and they’re usually right back at it, again. Only to later once again, want to quit and then back to the addiction again, and the process continues, over and over again. And after awhile, they begin to feel helpless, as though they will NEVER change!

But it’s not just a psychological and emotional dependence on the addiction(s), there is also a physical component as well. When the human body is flooded with endorphins and/or serotonin/dopamine during the “activity” of the addiction, the human body gets addicted and tries to achieve that same “high” over and over again. However, when the human body is “denied” the activity of the addiction that it’s so used to, there is a decreased level of endorphins and/or serotonin/dopamine and a person can then oftentimes start to feel really ill and have severe withdrawal symptoms or the very least, feel extremely depressed, crabby or agitated.

And not only that but it’s also a SPIRITUAL addiction, as well. Cause like it or not, demon spirits are CONSTANTLY trying to convince the human race to do wrong things (especially to themselves) and addictions are one of those things. So many people that have addiction(s) don’t even know or recognize that they’re being SEVERE demonically oppressed by Satan’s demons, to begin with. And lets face it, Satan’s demons find these poor folks to be “easy pickins”. Because they’re ALREADY broken in spirit, to begin with.

So now, Satan’s demons feel as though these poor folks are easy targets and usually have no problems convincing them that sex/drugs/alcohol/over-eating/pornography is the easy way out from their “pain” and “turmoil” in life. And then, when these poor folks DO give in to the temptations of addiction(s), Satan and his demons CAPITALIZE on the fear, guilt and SHAME a person feels over their addiction. Which then usually makes the person partake of their addiction(s) EVEN MORE, to try to get rid of the feelings of fear, guilt and SHAME they feel over their addiction and the battle rages on and on.

But what people need to realize is that addiction is NOT just a physical, emotional or psychological battle, it is a SPIRITUAL BATTLE, a battle for their body, heart, soul and MIND! But the easiest way to get through addiction (specifically, drug and alcohol abuse) is to FORCE ONESELF to suffer through the withdrawals. Because eventually, the body will recover and stabilize and go back to normal again.

But yet, that’s a hard thing for people to do, isn’t it? Cause Satan’s ever-so-good at convincing these poor folks that they’re DYING and that they’re gonna die UNLESS they partake of the addictive sin again and put that addictive sin agent in their bodies again. Plus there’s also the psychological component as well. Even if one’s body truly doesn’t NEED the addiction agent, their mind tries to convince them they DO.

And when it comes to sex, pornography and over-eating, Satan is ever-so-good at convincing people that their lives won’t be “complete” WITHOUT these things and most people are too blind to see. 

However, Matthew 19:26 states: But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible“.

So in other words, it is PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY,  PSYCHOLOGICALLY and ***SPIRITUALLY IMPOSSIBLE*** for a person to PERMANENTLY beat addiction(s) on their own, on their own free will. However, WITH the help of the Lord Jesus Christ, permanently overcoming one’s addiction(s) is not only POSSIBLE, it can become a person’s REALITY! 😉

Many drug or alcohol addicted people say that nobody understands their addiction unless another person themselves has experienced that addiction. But the truth is, Jesus Christ understands their addiction. God created all things, all people, atom to atom, cell to cell. He knows the human body, inside and out, all its various complex specifications. He even knows all the stars (and likely every individual cell by NAME!) He created the universe and the heavens! Therefore, if he created the universe and the heavens, wouldn’t it also stand to reason that IN his name, all things are possible, especially helping people overcome their addictions?

But don’t get me wrong, here. An addicted person probably isn’t going to be healed and cured of their addiction overnight. It’s a process. First, they have to recognize they have a problem. Then, they have to truly desire to get help for that problem. Then, they have to DILIGENTLY pray to Jesus Christ to overcome the problem. And then, they must TRUST Jesus Christ to help them overcome their problem, and then sit back and watch the wonderful miracle that the Lord is preparing in their lives in overcoming their addiction. Keeping a journal is also good since it helps them document their day to day progress. And it’s probably not an EASY road to recover from sex/drugs/alcohol/etc, but with the help of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is a POSSIBLE road.

Pray to Jesus Christ, TODAY! Lay all your hopes, dreams, worries and fears at his feet. LET him be your new hope in life! LET him heal you. LET him help you in overcoming your addictions. But you’ve got to give it your all. Jesus Christ is not going to help a person who half-heartedly prays to him to overcome addiction. However, the Lord Jesus WILL answer a person who’s on their knees, giving it ALL to him in prayer, and trusting him to change their lives! 🙂 Jesus Christ can HEAL you! Jesus Christ can help you OVERCOME your addictions! Jesus Christ can help you RULE OVER your addictions, instead of your addictions ruling over YOU! Cry out to Jesus Christ in FERVENT prayer, TODAY! He WILL answer you, MARK MY WORDS!!!!

“Lord Jesus, if there’s anyone out there suffering from addiction(s) today, I pray that they see this very post and know that you care about them and desperately want to heal them and help them overcome their addiction(s) FOR GOOD. Please help them to TRUST YOU and HAVE FAITH in you. Please help them to trust you to change them for good and to help them overcome those “things/addictions” that are plaguing their mind/heart/body/spirit, COMPLETELY. Please cleanse them and give them a brand new life in you! Thank-you Lord Jesus. Amen”.

 

 

 

 

When God/Jesus Christ Seems Distant…….

We go through times and periods in our lives where we feel nothing but joyous, content and very, very close to the Lord, where our faith is rock-solid & unshakeable. But at other times in our lives, God/Jesus Christ can seem VERY distant.

And several questions start running through one’s mind: “is the Lord angry with me?”, “does the Lord hate me?”, “is the Lord unhappy with me?”, “am I being punished for something?”, etc.

We have a human tendency to think that Jesus Christ is distancing himself from US. But what’s REALLY going on is that WE are distancing ourselves from HIM.

It all starts out SO slowly & subtlety.  “I don’t feel like reading any of the bible today”, “I don’t feel like going to work today”, “I don’t feel like cleaning the house today”, “I don’t feel like taking the kids to the zoo today”, etc. And then, it all branches out from there.

And then, before we know it, we don’t feel like doing most of ANYTHING, we start to forget what’s even in the bible in the first place, our faith becomes LACKING, and we’re not even sure what we truly follow anymore. And that’s a very scary place to be in, INDEED.

This is usually the start of the “justification of sin” phase that we Christians can easily fall into.

We try telling ourselves things like: “oh, it’s okay I took a small fountain drink from work without paying for it, the customer before me said I could have THEIR drink since they weren’t going to get the fountain drink that came with their meal” or “it’s okay if I take a penny from the communal change bucket to help pay for something, that’s not stealing, it’s ONLY a penny”, etc. But the truth of the matter is, Jesus Christ is ALWAYS WATCHING US (every move we make, every word we say, even every thought we do so much as “think”). And he uses such experiences to “test us” and to “test our character”.

I’ve seen customers at work that will try to pay for a fountain cup full of ice water because they don’t realize the ice water is free. I’ve also had other customers who came up to actually PAY for a fountain drink refill. And that’s pretty amazing since our fountain drink station is pretty much out in the lobby area, UNMONITORED by any employees at my work. Customers could very easily steal fountain drinks without any employee at my work being none the wiser. (And many do, probably). But the fact that THOSE few customers who were honest enough to actually try to PAY for fountain cups of ice water or for fountain drink refills taught me a VERY valuable lesson about the bible and the importance of APPLYING the bible to our lives directly by HONESTY!

Because lets face it, stealing is stealing in God’s eyes, it doesn’t matter if it’s a pen from the bank, etc. (even though many steal pens mistakenly/subconsciously — though it STILL doesn’t make it okay) or something as small as 1 PENNY!

And trust me, if it was the day of your final hour on this Earth (and nobody knows for sure the very “precise” moment when they will die) and the ONLY thing standing between you, the true, biblical Christian and eternal condemnation was just ONE unrepentant “stolen penny” from the common change bucket (for example), you’d repent and immediately place the penny back in the common change bucket, wouldn’t you?

But in general, we humans are prideful, arrogant creatures. We (for the most part) do NOT like hearing that we are sinners. We LIKE hearing about or thinking about how great we are or how talented we are. But the truth is, we are NOTHING without God, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

God/Jesus Christ is the author of ALL LIFE, and is also the creator of ETERNAL LIFE & ETERNAL CONDEMNATION. Without HIM, we’d have no life/existence, PERIOD, nor would we have any chance of eternal life & Eternal Salvation.

Romans 3:23 states: “For all have sinned & fallen short of the glory of God”. Translation? We’re ALL sinners. Not one of us is perfect. Not one. We are ALL going to sin at some point in our lives and we are ALL going to make mistakes from time to time. It’s how we LEARN from those mistakes that count.

And our spiritual walk with Jesus Christ is NOT always gonna be a smooth one either, so we need to remember that and keep that in mind.

In fact, Jesus says in John 15: 18-23 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also”.

In other words, Jesus Christ told us in the bible that we (as true, biblical Christians) would have to go up against much clamour and opposition from “the world” (who’s pursuits are greed, money, materialism, lust, envy, pride, sloth, hatred, godlessness, etc.) He also informed us in the bible that he would be persecuted by the Romans AND the Jews who were loyal to Rome. And because HE was persecuted by the “secular” world of his day, that we true, biblical Christians would ALSO be persecuted by the secular world of OUR modern day.

And because of this, some Christians will give up at the first sign of spiritual struggle. They will say things like: “I knew it was pretty hard to try to gain entry into God’s Eternal Kingdom someday but I never realized it was gonna be THIS HARD, sheesh!” And then, for them, that’s it. They don’t feel like being a “Christian” anymore. And quite frankly, Satan is DELIGHTED when that happens, for these poor people are “easy pickins” for him.

But for those Christians out there who STRIVE their very hardest to try to gain entry in God’s Eternal Kingdom someday? That’s who Satan wants to overcome THE MOST. And he will stop at NOTHING to try to make that happen! He will try to throw just a little tiny bit of DOUBT into a Christian’s mind OR make one OVERCOME with feelings of shame, guilt & fear.

And once Satan manages to harvest some of those negative emotions into a Christian person’s mind, they become “easy prey” for him! He can THEN try to make them feel lazy or depressed or doubtful and from there, getting them to not read their bible every week, and neglecting their house/kids/marriage/self is a walk in the park for him!

And then, once Satan has someone neglecting their house/kids/work/marriage/self/LIFE, getting them to doubt their faith & slowly turn away from God is “no problem t’all”.

But there’s one thing that Satan is VERY, VERY good at and that’s THIS: getting people to get mad at God/Jesus Christ for the actual spiritual havoc, that he, Satan himself, is causing in their lives in the first place!

People will say things to themselves or to close friends like “why does God/Jesus Christ seem to have it out for me right, now?”, “why does God hate me?”, “what does God have against me? I didn’t do anything!”etc. And the sad part is, it’s actually SATAN who hates them, it’s SATAN who “has it out for them” and quite frankly, it’s SATAN who’s punishing them for having previously tried to live a Christ-centered life.

But AS SOON as people start blaming God/Jesus Christ for the spiritual havoc in their lives, Satan is having a ball, while reeling them in on his fishing line in one quick, swift motion! And before a person realized what’s hit them, they haven’t read the bible in 6 months to a year, they couldn’t tell you who Joshua or Caleb was, they haven’t fellowshipped with other believers for quite some time, they’ve quit preaching to others about Christ & Eternal Salvation, they don’t even remember the last time they prayed for forgiveness of their sins or the last time they had an actual date with their spouse or took the kids to the park or the zoo, etc.

And then, some Christians will oftentimes think: “well, I’m already this far gone from God, might as well stay here”. They come to a place of lukewarmness where they are TOTALLY forgetting the fact that Jesus Christ is the author of all life and that he has the power to change any negative thing in their lives for the better! They forget about the miracles of the Lions’ Den, of the parting of the Red Sea, of the turning the water into wine, of bringing back Lazarus from the dead, etc.

In their minds, Jesus Christ is not a God of miracles and of all life. In their minds, Jesus Christ becomes this sort’ve “burdensome taskmaster”. They tell themselves: “it’s too hard being Christian these days………besides, Jesus Christ’s not gonna send EVERYONE to eternal condemnation after they die, right? Only the MAJOR evil people like Hitler & Stalin, correct?” while totally forgetting the fact that EVEN Hitler & Stalin could’ve been saved had they TRULY repented of their deeds right before they died.

And yes, it’s true. The “path” to eternal life & eternal Salvation is a very narrow path, INDEED!

Jesus Christ said in Matthew 7: 13-14Enter ye in at the strait gate: for WIDE is the gate, and BROAD is the way, that leadeth to DESTRUCTION, and MANY there be which go in thereat: Because STRAIGHT is the gate, and NARROW is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE, and FEW there be that find it“.

In other words, it’s a hard and narrow path to find AND be/stay on but with the HELP of Jesus Christ himself, is NOT an “impossible” path to find or be/stay on.

This guy says it best when he mentions we need to read the Holy Bible, King James Version, DAILY. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Not just SOME days of the week but ALL days of the week. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.


If you’re struggling right now in your spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ and are not sure where to turn, turn to a verse in the King James Bible, ANY verse, and start reading. Even if you don’t FEEL like it. And then sooner or later, you will have a desire to keep reading and that’s exactly how Jesus Christ feverishly works to restore us to HIM!

Then again, sometimes the important thing is just letting Yeshua/Jesus Christ know how you feel. TELL him you’re feeling doubt, TELL him that you feel like he’s distant from you, TELL him whatever it is you’re struggling with in life right now, faith-wise or otherwise and he’ll be glad to answer you. You can even PRAY to have more faith and more trust in him!

What do you think the Lord’s gonna say if you pray to him to have more faith? Do you think he’s gonna say NO? If you pray to have more faith, he will GIVE you more faith. He’ll give you situations in which your faith starts to build up bit by bit and little by little. We just got to learn to trust him.

And think of it THIS way: he created the universe and the heavens! So don’t you think he knows what he’s doing in YOUR life? Cause afterall, it’s not like he’s gonna be a type of creator God that creates the Earth and the heavens, and then scratch his head in confusion over how to deal with a mere human’s lifetime! Nothing in our lives will have him “stumped”! He is the author of all life! 

I pray that all souls that read this blog and/or this very post will either come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ or come BACK to the saving knowledge/restored spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ before it’s too late and before their souls become on the path to be lost for eternity. In Jesus’s name. Amen.