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God Did Not Call The Church To Cowardice/Depraved Submission!!

Many Americans don’t know this but there USED to be a time here in The United States of America when prayer was not only ALLOWED in schools but when the bible (in and of itself) was the main curriculum in the schools/school system!

Religion in the schools Timeline:

1781  Congress approves the purchase of Bibles to be used in schools.

1783  First Noah Webster (Blue Book) Speller is published, with its opening sentence declaring: “No man may put off the law of God.”  This speller is widely used in American schools and is peppered throughout with Bible verses.  Later versions stated, “Noah Webster who taught millions to read but not one to sin.”

1796  In Washington’s Presidential farewell address to the nation he encourages America to learn Biblical teachings to sustain a moral and just country.

1802  Thomas Jefferson acting as President for Washington D.C. schools requires the Bible and the Watts Hymnal to be used in classrooms.

1808  Washington’s Farewell Address is published as a separate text book.  Washington’s Address is looked upon as one of the most important political documents in American history.  In the speech Washington emphases that for America to succeed it must have a moral society which can only come from roots in the Christian faith.  This text book is used until 1960’s.

1830  Dr. Benjamin Rush signer of the Declaration of Independence, letter is published in support of using the Bible as a school textbook.

1844  Girard proposes to teach morals without the Bible.  The Supreme Court rules that American schools are to teach Christianity using the Bible.  The case is argued and won by Daniel Webster. (Videl v. Girard)

1890  Supreme Court rules that America “is a religious people. . . . this is a Christian nation” as such it is fitting that its people would teach their children the Christian faith. (The Trinity Case)

1900  Virtually all school text books published to date have contained Biblical references or teachings.

1925  Tennessee governor signs law forbidding the teaching of evolution in public schools.  ACLU Lawyers take a school district to court in the famous Scopes Monkey Trial in an effort to have evolution taught in Tennessee Public Schools.

1925  Florida State legislators pass law requiring daily Bible reading in public schools.

1946  Dallas schools publish textbook titled “Bible Studies Course for New Testament.”  This book has many questions and answers about the life of Jesus Christ.

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1948  Supreme Court rules that time set aside for prayer in public schools is unconstitutional. (McCollum v. Board of Education)

1962  Supreme Court rules that children may not recite a state written prayer in school (Engel v. Vitale).

1963  Supreme Court bans individual school prayer (Murry v. Curlett) and Bible reading in public schools (Abington Township School District v. Schempp).

1965  Supreme Court rules that a child may pray silently to himself if no one knows he is praying and his lips do not move.

1970  Governor Ronald Reagan signs “No-Fault” Divorce Bill

1973  Roe Vs. Wade LEGALIZES abortion

1980  U.S. schools report the lowest S.A.T. scores ever, after 18 straight years of decline following the 1962 ban on school prayer.

1980  Supreme Court rules that the Ten Commandments can not be posted in classrooms, “for a child might read them, reflect upon them and then obey them.”  (Stone vs. Graham) 

1985  Supreme Court strikes down Alabama law requiring schools to have a moment of silent meditation at the beginning of the day. 

1987  Supreme Court overturns a State Law requiring a balanced treatment of creation science and evolution. (Edwards vs. Aguillard) 

1992  Supreme Court rules Clergy may not offer prayer at graduation ceremonies.  (Lee vs. Weisman) 

2000  Supreme Court rules student initiated or student led prayer at football games is unconstitutional.  (Doe vs. Santa Fe Independent School District)

2004   Supreme Court upholds the words “One Nation Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.

2008   Christian run schools and most home schooling programs continue to produce students with higher academic test results then secular public schools.

2015 Supreme Court LEGALIZES gay marriage in all 50 U.S. States

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So as you can see from the above Timeline, from 1948 & ONWARD, the Church just LET the dark side take over (more or less) and became SUBMISSIVE to the Federal Government and to the State! Why? Because the churches wanted Tax-Exempt Status, for one! Which I never understood, really. A pastor is just as much of an American citizen as a Christian lay person. So why should the Christian lay person have to pay taxes but the pastors of churches do NOT? There is grave injustice in that! Jesus Christ is UTTERLY ASHAMED of all the “Christian churches” today and that’s one of the reasons why!

And it’s a really, really sad day in America INDEED when the Supreme Court (which once upon a time actually UPHELD the laws of God) now does nothing but DEFIES the laws of God! OH HOW FAR THIS NATION HAS FALLEN! ;(

So tell me “churches”, was all that “tax-exempt status” WORTH IT, when you ended up having to COMPROMISE GOD’S WORD, in the end? Noah Webster said it best in the year 1783 when the opening sentence of his book stated, “No man may put off the law of God.”

Back in the year 1776, our nation here in America was off to a great start: It had Jesus Christ Almighty as its head & chief cornerstone. And look how wealthy & prosperous our nation had become, as a result! But just 62 years later, in the year 1838, Charles Darwin (who actually stole the “theory” from Alfred Wallace) proclaimed his theory of “Evolution” and that’s when all hell broke lose……that’s when the TRUE war on Christian religious liberty began in this country.

In fact, just a few years later, Girard, in 1844, proposed to teach morals WITHOUT the bible (as many people and “atheist leaders” try to do TODAY!) And that’s honestly laughable at best, since our moral laws are BASED on God’s laws. Remove all law based on God’s law and you’d HAVE no law (and consequently, NO morals!)

Therefore, I submit to you today that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to have morals without the bible since ALL morals/morality is BASED on the bible! And like I’ve said time & time again, if morality is “subjective”, who gets to decide what’s right and wrong? Just like who gets to decide what punishment (if any) should be enacted on a person who transgresses that “subjective morality” (or lack of it, should I say?) To say that one can have morals without God/the bible is REDUNDANT!

But yet, this is what I don’t get, have NEVER gotten and will NEVER get about the Lord’s people. Where were all the biblical/Jewish-roots Christians when “Emperor Constantine”, along with “Catholic bishops”, decided in 325A.D. at the Council of Nicea to make SUN-DAY (the FIRST day of the week) the “Sabbath Day”? Why were they not rising up in arms and revolting? Why were they not speaking out against the GRAVE INJUSTICE this had against the Lord’s people? Why did they just “sit there and take it”, collectively speaking?

And later on in history when Paganized/Roman Catholic holidays were INCORPORATED INTO “Christianity”, why were Jewish-roots Christians not also up in arms about THAT? And speaking out in MASS PROTEST?

And why did the Jewish-roots Christians just “sit and take it”, collectively speaking, when “Emperor Constantine” OUTLAWED the BIBLICAL 7th-Day Sabbath and the Lord’s 7 Annual Holidays outlined in the bible that even Jesus Christ HIMSELF and his disciples celebrated in?

I suppose many of them grew tired and weary and were sick to death of having to fear for their LIVES all the time. So they just caved in…..and compromised in order to “keep the peace”, as it were [except for the very small few that SURVIVED the Inquisition & Catholic onslaught and still worship Jesus Christ in all his full glory & 7th day Sabbath/7th Annual Feasts, TODAY]. And lets face it, that’s REALLY no different than how “The Church” (as a whole) is, TODAY: It has COMPROMISED in order to “Keep The Peace!” But that brings to mind a certain bible passage to me:

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

You can mentally put the word “Church” in place of man and “they” instead of he, and “their” instead of “his” and the meaning of the passage is STILL the same!

In other words, that passage is more or less asking individuals AND the church (as a whole) about what good does it do them to compromise to keep the peace, when it can cost them their own soul? A very good question, INDEED! For the Lord Jesus Christ did NOT call “the church” [which is, the BODY OF BELIEVERS IN CHRIST] to be COWARDS or to “make nice” with sodomy/sin(s). The Lord Jesus Christ called “The Church” [that is, once again, the BODY OF BELIEVERS IN CHRIST] to be wise as serpents, gentle as doves and BOLD AS LIONS when it comes to contending for the Faith!

However, the more and more “world-friendly” the “organized church” BECOMES, the more MORALLY DEPRAVED/SUBMISSIVE/**COMPROMISED** it IS!!!!!! And the more “COMPROMISED” it is, the more EVIL it BECOMES! Today’s “Christian Church” (as a whole) that tolerates abortion, divorce, adultery, materialism, sodomy/homosexuality, etc? It’s just a CULT OF CORRUPTION! And in stark contrast to Jesus angrily over-throwing the money-changers’ tables in the Jewish Temple, LOOK at how many “mega-churches” have gotten in trouble lately for “money-swindling schemes”! Are you REALLY that surprised, folks?

And not only that but where WAS “The Church” when the Supreme Court took prayer out of the schools? Legalized abortion? Legalized gay marriage in all 50 states? When Reagan signed “No-Fault Divorce” into law? When the LGBT Mafia and Planned Parenthood PARADED the K-12 schools with all their “propaganda”? Where WAS the church, THEN? Answer: It was SILENT! Which is WHY there’s so much evil and debauchery in the world today, and specifically here in America! OH HOW FAR & MIGHTY THE CHURCH HAS FALLEN! 😦

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Many “Christians” stated they stopped going “to church” since there was TOO MUCH “HYPOCRISY”. But what it REALLY is, is THIS: The Modern-Day Christian Church is DEAD! It’s APOSTATE! It doesn’t contain the TRUE, everlasting, LIVING gospel of Jesus Christ! It DOES however, contain a FALSE CHRIST on a FALSE SABBATH with a FALSE GOSPEL with a FALSE CHURCH MODEL! And so to ME, it’s really NO WONDER that people are leaving “The Church” IN DROVES! They’re yearning for something MORE! Something more than what “commercialized Christianity” can give them!

And TODAY, I submit to you that you CAN have a personal, one-on-one relationship with Jesus Christ Almighty! It’s called reading the King James Bible, front to back! And then, AS you read through it, slowly meditate on it and write down any Questions you might have. Pray to Jesus Christ about those questions. Bow down on your knees and pray and POUR YOUR HEART OUT TO HIM! He WILL listen to your prayers, MARK MY WORDS!

And then, as you read through your King James Bible and slowly meditate on what you read, the Lord Jesus Christ will REVEAL things to you……things in his written Word that you hadn’t seen before……..in other words, his written word will become all the more CLEAR to you and you will be spiritually enlightened and BROUGHT TO LIFE…..something that definitely would NOT happen in 98% of “churches”, today!

You will know from reading the King James Bible that you ARE a sinner and that the blood atonement of Jesus Christ on the cross is the ONLY way you can receive Salvation: By Grace Through Faith! And then and only then will the Lord Jesus open up your eyes, make you realize that YOU, along with every other human on this planet, is a sinner in NEED of Salvation! And then, as result, praying for forgiveness of your sins and REPENTING/STOPPING your sins should come very naturally!

And then IMMEDIATELY upon believing, become FULL-WATER IMMERSION baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (in a bathtub, shallow end of a swimming pool, etc.) All throughout the bible, people did NOT wait to become baptized. They requested to be baptized in the River Jordan by John the Baptist STRAIGHTAWAY UPON VERY FIRST BELIEVING IN JESUS CHRIST (THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE JEWISH MESSIAH!) Yet, he became Messiah TO THE WORLD…..not JUST the Jews!

And after and when you are baptized, you will feel OVERCOME with feelings of inner peace, joy, healing and ELATION! It’s the most HEAVENLY feeling I’ve ever felt in my ENTIRE LIFE! No moment in my life eclipses that moment when I became baptized! 😉

And then, right after you’re baptized, you’ll feel OVERWHELMED with the Holy Spirit and just want to start preaching Jesus Christ to EVERY person you come across! 😉 Kind’ve like when you’re in a relationship with your First Love and you can’t help but talk about that person to other people ALL THE TIME, just BEAMING with pride and joy? So it is with Jesus Christ after we very first become baptized!

But after awhile, just like with any Earthly or Romantic relationship, if we don’t put some EFFORT into the spiritual relationship we have with Jesus Christ, it begins to slowly die off over time, until it becomes practically non-existent:

“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent” – Revelation 2:4-5

And “The Church” (As A Whole), has left ITS “First Love” (collectively speaking), which is ALMIGHTY YESHUA/JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY! Therefore, Jesus is giving us a DIRE WARNING up above in Revelation 2:4-5!

And in closing, I’d just like to say that “The Church” (TRULY/BIBLICALLY-SPEAKING) is NOT a “Building” but rather, A PEOPLE (in and of THEMSELVES), with Jesus Christ being the head/chief cornerstone!

Because remember that the TRUE “Church” of Jesus Christ is the BODY OF BELIEVERS THEMSELVES with Jesus Christ AS the chief cornerstone! It’s ONE gospel, ONE people, ONE unity! There ARE no “dissensions” or “denominations”! It follows the both the Old AND New Testaments! It celebrates the Lord’s 7TH-DAY BIBLICAL SABBATH & the Lord’s 7 Annual Holidays and DOES AWAY WITH ALL THINGS **PAGAN** (including Halloween, Christmas, Easter, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, etc.)….

It teaches that we’re ALL sinners in NEED of Salvation through Christ Jesus! It teaches REPENTANCE of sin! It teaches us to PRAISE ALMIGHTY YESHUA/JESUS CHRIST **CONTINUOUSLY** (through the good and the bad of our lives!) It teaches us to pray for forgiveness of sin! It teaches us to SPREAD THE GOSPEL ONTO OTHERS! And to love our neighbor as ourselves! Among many other things! In other words, it teaches a BIBLICAL/JEWISH Jesus, a BIBLICAL gospel, a BIBLICAL church model, and BIBLICAL holidays & commandments: the TRUE biblical gospel of Jesus Christ Almighty!

You can read this book for more info [Read 2008 or 2012 revised and updated edition]:

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Envy and/or Complaining Will Destroy Your Soul!!!!!

Some people just seem to coast through life and everything seems to go their way. But for others, it’s not so easy. “Why is that?” you may ask yourself. “Why is it that so and so has it so good, while I myself do not? What is so special about THEM?” (Well, first of all, the Lord God has said that we are NOT to envy what others have).

But let me ask you something. Is the “so and so” in your life right with Jesus Christ? Do they even BELIEVE in Jesus Christ? My guess is likely no. Then again, if they DO believe in Jesus Christ and are trying to live a life that’s pleasing to him, then it’s highly possible that the Lord Jesus Christ is *rewarding* them for their efforts and that you yourself may have some sin that needs to be repented of, yet…..Either that or it’s possible that the Lord is soon “planning” to bless you in your own life but hey…..if you keep up the complaining like that, and comparing yourself to others, the Lord Jesus Christ may decide altogether to *withdrawal* your “blessings” and give them to someone else.

“But what if so and so is NOT right with Jesus Christ and keeps getting blessed in their life ten-fold, while I’m stuck here, trying to live a life that’s pleasing to God and I still have NOTHING?”, you may ask.

Well, let me tell you something. While “so and so” may have all the material wealth, friends, jobs, attention, & adoration in the world, “so and so” TRULY gots *nothing* when it comes to “spiritual wealth”. See, one of these days, this world is gonna pass away and everything in it (including all the material wealth). And then immediately afterwards, all humans that have lived on the Earth are going to be standing before Jesus Christ. “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” Revelation 20:15 (New Testament, book of Revelation, chapter 20, verse 15).

So while “so and so” seems to have it all NOW, “so and so” won’t have it so good when it comes to Judgment Day, unless they repent. And same with YOU, my friends, if you don’t get rid of your envy. See, cause all those who put their faith, love and trust into JESUS CHRIST and try to live a life that is pleasing to him WILL be spared eternal punishment in the “flame that never quenches”, WILL be forgiven of ALL SINS (every single wrong thing they ever said, thought or did throughout their lifetimes), and WILL have eternal life with Jesus Christ in Paradise/the “new Earth” someday. In other words, they’ll be eternally “living it up” with Jesus Christ someday. Isaiah 65:17 states (Old Testament, book of Isaiah, chapter 65, verse 15) “Behold, I create new heavens and a new Earth, and the former shall not be remembered nor come to mind”.

So while it might not seem at times like YOU, the Christian(s), has that much in this world right NOW (as Book of James 4:4 in New Testament says that we are to live APART from the world), you WILL have everything you could ever need in the “new Earth” of Jesus Christ someday. See, while you might not realize it NOW, and while you might FEEL as if you have nothing for the moment, in REALITY, you ALREADY HAVE everything you need in Jesus Christ and you’ve already BEEN pre-determined to live in the new heaven and new Earth someday! (Provided that you stay 100% right with God/Jesus Christ, ofcourse…….)

See, when it all comes down to it, the “have it alls” are, according to God “spiritually naked”. This is evident in Revelation 3:17 (New Testament, book of Revelation chapter 3, verse 17) which states: “Because thou sayest “I am rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing’: and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked”.

Have you ever seen what looked like a luscious piece of fruit at the grocery store that seemed PERFECTLY ripe and so you excitedly bought it and brought it home, not being able to wait to sink your teeth into it, only to find out that the INSIDE of the fruit was rotten, mildewy and MOLDY? So it is with those unfortunate souls who appear to “have it all” on the outside but that do not have ANYTHING on the inside, spiritually speaking.

Jesus Christ searches the hearts, the souls and the minds to see if there’s any good man, woman or child left on Earth who desires to do what is “right” in his site! He formed each of us in our mother’s womb. He knew our every thought, deed and action, even before we thought it or said it. Jesus Christ is like a “heavenly tape recorder/camcorder” that records every single thing we do in this life!

So how terrible and TERRIFYING it will be for all those folks out there who never desired to get to know Jesus and/or that CHOOSE to ignore him and/or his commands in the bible [like celebration of the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts outlined in both Old AND New Testament, the true BIBLICAL Sabbath (Saturday), the TRUE “Easter” (known as Passover), the Sermon on the Mount teachings which expanded on the 10 commandments, etc.etc.!!!!!!!

Many people out there today whom say they don’t believe aren’t even WILLING to look at evidence that Jesus Christ existed. Many say “well, if I saw some non-Christian sources that confirmed Jesus Christ, THEN I would believe”. Well Atheists & Agnostics, here’s your chance. Examine the non-Christian evidence. Be blessed.

http://factreal.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/nonchristians-prove-jesus-resurrection/

And then, after you get done reading the sources and IF you STILL don’t believe, then you can always PRAY to believe! Pray “Lord Jesus, I’m not totally sure if I believe in you or not but please reveal yourself unto me” and then sit back and wait for the Lord to reveal himself onto you. Also study the COMPLEXITY of DNA and Astronomy and Physics and the laws of Physics. Chances are, if you study the complexity of DNA, Astronomy, Biology and/or Physics in GREAT DETAIL, you will have to admit that we’re not alone in the universe!

Many Atheists want to claim “science” over God but they’re forgetting one vital thing: God IS science. He CREATED science. In fact, science is how God shows HOW he made things, if you want to look at it that way. In fact, scripture itself declares that the universe LOUDLY PROCLAIMS the existence of God/the divine creator:

Psalm 19:1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork

But going back to the Christians out there who are struggling, who are going through some hard times and of whom think that the Lord Jesus Christ has forgotten about them….Remember in Hebrews 13:5, the Lord hath said: “Let your conversation be without covetousness [envy]; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, ‘I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee“.

Jesus Christ never said our “Christian journey” in this life would be EASY. In fact, he said it would be anything BUT. The Lord hath said in the New Testament in John15:18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before you. Not to mention in Luke9:23And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me“. He also said in Matthew 24:9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake“.

However, for those who ARE/end up being persecuted, the Lord Jesus hath also said in Matthew 24:13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved“. He continues on in Matthew 5:10-12 when he states: Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you“.

Also remember as well that Jesus Christ said in Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter 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 strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE [Jesus Christ], and FEW there be that find it”. So in other words, what that passage is saying is that VERY, VERY FEW people will make it to “heaven” (aka New Jerusalem) but that MANY, MANY PEOPLE will be sent to HELL AND/OR THE LAKE OF FIRE because of the choice(s) they made in life! While the good majority of people today REJECT Jesus and the bible, a select FEW EMBRACE Jesus and the gospel! 

Jesus himself ALSO said the following in Luke 12:32 “Fear not, LITTLE FLOCK; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”. LITTLE FLOCK! Wow! Such powerful words! 

Also: Let us not forget Matthew 7: 21-23 which states, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity”. 

 In other words, lots and lots of so-called “Christians” THEMSELVES will end up in HELL and/or THE LAKE OF FIRE someday because they THOUGHT they were doing what Jesus wanted when they truly were NOT doing what Jesus wanted in their lives AT ALL! OUCH! So how can WE, AS CHRISTIANS, prevent this from happening to any of US? The answer is simple: SUBMIT TO JESUS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS! 

The 10 commandments and The Sermon On The Mount Teachings in Matthew chapters 5-7 are a good start. Please remember that Jesus said in Matthew 15:18-19For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilledWhosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven”.

Psalm 90:2 proclaims: “Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God”.

So, in other words, Jesus hails FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING. HE does not change, nor do his heavenly laws change! He is a fair and consistent God! In other words, he’s not gonna tell the Jews they can’t have pork and then “allow” pork to be eaten by Christians! Just like he’s not gonna make the Jews keep the “biblical Sabbath”, then CHANGE his holy consecrated Sabbath to ANOTHER day of the week!

Just like he’s not gonna command the Jews to keep the “biblical holidays”, then allow Christians to celebrate holidays that have NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM and that actually MOCK HIM! (i.e. Isaiah 55 begins with “Ho”. WHERE does Santa Claus get his “Ho, Ho, Ho” from? Ever wonder that? And THE EASTER BUNNY? Rabbit? Sign of fertility? PLAYBOY “BUNNIES?” You get the idea).

Here are SEVERAL scriptures to prove that God’s Law DOES NOT CHANGE if you’re still not convinced on that:

John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments”.

Mark 2:28 “Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath”

Isaiah 66: 22-23For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord

Matthew 15:18 “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled”

Isaiah 14:16-19And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles”.

If you’re unsure what Jesus wants you to do or if you’re struggling to know if the current “Christian path” and “Christian ways” you’re following is the CORRECT one, just pray the following:

“Lord, after reading the Matthew 7:21-23 passage and other passage, my soul is SHAKEN UP! I’m scared! I’m in spiritual turmoil right now! I truly don’t know if I’m following the 100% correct path or not! Please SHOW ME the truth in your written word! Make it as plain and clear as day! Speak to me in visions and dreams for confirmation! SHOW ME **WHY** and BY WHOM “the church” has changed SO MUCH from the time of Jesus until now and rather or not the *modern day Christian church* is “right” or not! SHOW ME how YOU will have me to live and SHOW ME what is your 100% BIBLICAL TRUTH and what isn’t! I say this in Jesus’s name, AMEN”. 

But what about the book of Job (pronounced Yob in Hebrew, Jobe or Yobe in other cases) in the Old Testament (the time BEFORE Jesus)? Job suffered all sorts of calamities in one single day or more (including losing his cattle, his children, his land, his wealth, etc.) while the Lord God was testing his faith…..

See, the Devil (Satan) was the one doing all the terrible things to Job, thinking he could get Job to TURN on God and the Lord God was the one more or less saying to the Devil “test him all you want to, he won’t fail me, he’s one of my most faithful servants!” (And oddly enough, Job apparently wasn’t even Jewish!) Well, needless to say, Job “kept the faith” all throughout his trials & tribulations and even PRAISED the Lord God, even through the midst of all his suffering (both praising God for the good AND the bad stuff in his life), and we ourselves need to learn to do the SAME.

Remember: When you got struggles in life, it’s either because you need to repent of something OR it’s because the Lord is wisely testing and/or building your endurance and/or your faith by allowing Satan to spiritually attack you in order to test you. [Remember that Job got back twice or more what he had lost!]

Whenever you feel down and out or are struggling, just remember Job and let Job be the living example of how to keep the faith and how to live right for God, even through the “midst” of it all. And either you need to repent of something and come back to Jesus Christ OR Jesus Christ is allowing the Devil to spiritually test you in order to test you and/or strengthen your endurance or your faith.

If you’re a Christian who’s trying your very best to get right with Jesus Christ and you’re being severely persecuted, praise the Lord in the heavens! For it means that the Devil considers you (at this moment in time) an utter threat to him!

And in closing, I’d just like to say that the NUMBER ONE thing you should be doing is PRAISING HIM! Even when you don’t feel like it! Do you have a job? PRAISE HIM! Do you have a place to live? PRAISE HIM! Do you have a car right now? PRAISE HIM! Do you have clothes on your back and food in your mouth? PRAISE HIM! If you have all the bare essentials, you have NO reason to complain! But whatever it is in life that you’re not happy about, PRAY ABOUT IT, DON’T *COMPLAIN* ABOUT IT! 

May the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all and may you hunger and thirst for righteousness in the Lord’s TRUE eternal truth, always! Amen.