Psalm 40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me. We get so focused on our fears and what goes on around us we lose focus on the One with all the answers, the One who created us and all we see, the One who we were created to follow. Men walk aimless through this life looking for all the answers but fail to do the simplest thing in the universe, LOOK UP, to the heavens. There are so many times that I can tell you to focus on this or that or work harder to do this or that, sometimes we need to find that quiet place, and connect to God by realizing once again, or maybe for the first time that He is God, and HE is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him(Heb 11:6). Not in words only but in heart. Look up to heaven today and pour yourself out to God. Only then will you begin to find the Peace you need to carry on. Looking around will never bring the healng,Peace, answers, it only causes more anxiety. Claim the Peace that God has for you today, Look Up…. Mark 8:23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. 24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. 25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and MADE HIM LOOK UP: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly Psalm 121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. Diligent : having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties
Once you come to the heart knowledge of the saving power of Jesus Christ, If you choose to fall away you will fall harder and faster and deeper and will be harder to come out of it . the Outcome on earth will be far worse than before. Scripture says it would have been better for you on earth to have never heard the Gospel. You are as a Fool and useless to Gods work. You can not promise God something and then take it back. What if God took his promise back. He will not protect you from the consequinces of foolish choices, he gave you free will, your choice how you live and die. Choose Gods way its better for us all ! 2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. Ecclesiastes 5:4 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.5 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
Just because the Bible doesn't specifically say not to do a certain thing does not make it right in the eyes of God....consider this in all you do. Everything you do should glorify God (1 Cor 10:31) Your Testimony is the only thing that lets your light shine. If your Terstimony is tainted with stumbling blocks no-one wants to hear what you got to say. Revelations says by the Blood of Jesus and our Testimony you will overcome the devils snares, not just for yourself but for others. A good testimony opens doors for you, and even your enemies are at peace with you, but A tainted testimony slams doors for God while you feed your selfish flesh the things you want to do. God sees your heart and mind (Jeremiah 17:10) and gives you what they desire. If you want the Lord to open Doors then remove the doorstop(stumbling block) so he can. Because you are the one that put it there. If you say I have no power to do so, ask God to help ,and really mean it. Only Then Can it Happen, your free will is Gods only limitation….Stop saying I can’t and do it. If there is no fear of God at this point, You believe nothing and should Consider Evaluating your Salvation ! Testimony : Story of your daily walk whether as Christian or unbeliever Expedient : Convenient and practical, although possibly improper or immoral. Edify : Instruct or improve (someone) morally or intellectually Stumbling Block : An obstacle or impediment. an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented) Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. 1 Corinthians 10:23- All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient(convenient): all things are lawful for me, but all things edify(instruct or improve) not. 1 John 2:10-He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. 1 Corinthians 8:9- But take heed lest by any means this liberty of your's become a stumblingblock to them that are weak leviticus 19:14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord. Romans 14:13-Let us not therefore judge one another anymore: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 1 john 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
RECALL NOTICE This is totally amazing. Be sure to read it. Talk about clever and to the point! Never heard it put quite like this before ... RECALL NOTICE: The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been identified as "Sub-sequential Internal Non-morality," more commonly known as S.I.N Some of the symptoms include : 1. Loss of direction 2. Foul vocal emissions 3. Amnesia of origin 4. Lack of peace and joy 5. Selfish or violent behavior 6. Depression or confusion 7. Fearfulness 8. Idolatry 9. Rebellion The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect. The Repair Technician , JESUS, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required. The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R . Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus , into the heart component. No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with: 1. Love 2. Joy 3. Peace 4. Patience 5. Kindness 6. Goodness 7. Faithfulness 8. Gentleness 9. Self control Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (BEST Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes. WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list, and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded. For free emergency service, call on Jesus . DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility. Thank you for your attention! - GOD P.S. Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by 'Knee mail'! ____________________________________________________________ ------ End of MessageSee More
The professor of a university challenged his students with this question. "Did God create everything that exists?" A student answered bravely, "Yes, he did". The professor then asked, "If God created everything, then he created evil. Since evil exists (as noticed by our own actions), so God is evil. The student couldn't respond to that statement causing the professor to conclude that he had "proved" that "belief in God" was a fairy tale, and therefore worthless. Another student raised his hand and asked the professor, "May I pose a question? " "Of course" answered the professor. The young student stood up and asked : "Professor does Cold exists?" The professor answered, "What kind of question is that? ...Of course the cold exists... haven't you ever been cold?" The young student answered, "In fact sir, Cold does not exist. According to the laws of Physics, what we consider cold, in fact is the absence of heat. Anything is able to be studied as long as it transmits energy (heat). Absolute Zero is the total absence of heat, but cold does not exist. What we have done is create a term to describe how we feel if we don't have body heat or we are not hot." "And, does Dark exist?", he continued. The professor answered "Of course". This time the student responded, "Again you're wrong, Sir. Darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in fact simply the absence of light. Light can be studied, darkness can not. Darkness cannot be broken down. A simple ray of light tears the darkness and illuminates the surface where the light beam finishes. Dark is a term that we humans have created to describe what happens when there's lack of light." Finally, the student asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?" The professor replied, "Of course it exists, as I mentioned at the beginning, we see violations, crimes and violence anywhere in the world, and those things are evil." The student responded, "Sir, Evil does not exist. Just as in the previous cases, Evil is a term which man has created to describe the result of the absence of God's presence in the hearts of man." After this, the professor bowed down his head, and didn't answer back. You can Look around the room and count the light bulbs or see which direction the sun comes from, but none of you can count the source of darkness ! Jesus was placed in a dark world to be the light of the world, but men loved darkness rather than light John 3:19.
Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.- Arise from your sleeping nature, stand up and claim the Victory that Christ has won. Realize the Light inside you. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, - After you claim the Victory and proclaim the name of Christ be careful to consider all circumstances and possible consequences, don't walk blindly into danger. History has been written on the statement of "I didn't see it that way until now" 1 Thessalonians 5:22 says to avoid even the appearance of evil.A wise man walks circumspectly ! A fool is blind. 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. - Redeeming the time means to act now, stand now, proclaim now. Because the days are evil and men love darkness rather than light , If we don't let our light shine then the darkness will claim its victory. Power never ceases it only changes hands. If we sit and do nothing then evil will prevail, or win. There is only good and evil, if good is not working then evil is. Proclaim Jesus boldly today before its to late not just for you but those who need to hear of the greatness that is God. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke) Passiveness is what caused the fall of man !
Just like a "Christian" you know, Musicians/Bands are still flesh and can be led astray...careful how you purge your music. Beware of false profits....AKA: Those who feel in thier hearts are walking the right path but are leading others wrong. The person may or may not realize the wrong they do. I have been guilty of it myself ... To God be the Glory alone ! I love to educate / Knowledge is power Here is some Genre Definitions. WIKIPEDIA Christian rock: is a form of rock music played by individuals and bands whose members are Christians and who often focus the lyrics on matters concerned with the Christian faith. The extent to which their lyrics are explicitly Christian varies between bands. Many bands who perform Christian rock have ties to the contemporary Christian music labels, media outlets, and festivals, while other bands are independent. Christian country music: (sometimes marketed as Country Gospel or Inspirational Country) is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. Christian country music is a form of Christian music and a subgenre of both Gospel music and Country music. Christian hip hop: (originally Gospel rap, also known as Christian rap, Gospel hip hop, or holy hip hop) is hip hop music characterized by a Christian worldview, with the general purposes of evangelization (Christian mission work), edifying members of the church and/or simply entertaining Gospel music: is a Christian musical genre. Like other forms of Christian music, the creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace.
Over the last few weeks I’ve begun studying a passage of scripture that has really transformed the way I live my everyday life. I believe so much in the power of this text, that I wish to share it to all of you, in hopes that it will help you in your walk with The Lord. I want to open up and just admit to you how crazy life has been for me over the last few months. And when I say crazy, I don’t mean bad. I just mean crazy. There have just been an incredible amount changes in my life that all seem to be happening at once. And regardless of what I do to try slow things down, and re-think where I am headed, I feel like God is simply saying “Just trust me.” So guess what? That’s exactly what I am doing, and I pray that this post will help you to do the same. Hebrews 12:2 says this, “fix your eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” And the part I want you to focus on is, “fix your eyes on Jesus.” For some reason those five words stood highlighted to my gazing eyes. I am not sure if I had read this text before, but I am almost positive that this is the first time I’ve actually understood its power. As I read it I felt this warm sensation fall over my body, as if God was telling me, “See! I told you.” And He was right. He was definitely right. I guess I’ve realized the answer to any problem, hardship, or ailment in my life. Wanna know what it is? Ok, get ready… FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS. Yup, that’s it. Some of you might think that’s silly, but others of you just read those five words and felt the same spiritual sensation I did. Why? Because you got honest with yourself and realized how powerfully true that statement is. So many of us are trying to do things on our own, when all God want’s is for us to do things with Him. We think we aren’t ready for the things ahead, but we forget that we are the ones who asked for them. We are the ones who prayed for them. And we are the ones who God has been molding to take on the tasks He has put before us. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying I know you personally, or know exactly what you’re going through. But what I am saying is this… FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS and you will not be strayed wrong. Fix your eyes on Jesus. He will never steer you wrong. - Jarrid Wilson
In Gods work sometimes it takes many, many people to come together with a loving heart and make a difference. We have stepped out on faith in this "Music Evangelism" 3 of the 5 of us are Surrendered Ministers of God, and we are still wondering about Chase! lol. Bobby(whom we are very proud of) is a teenager seeking Gods will on his life. We have all put our faith in what God wants for our lives, not what we want. We don't ask for money, we only ask for a word to be past on about us. If you can't reach the world around you then let us try, but we need help to do it. According to our charts , with Facebook alone we have reached over 700 people in september. We have other sites we link through like Twitter, Myspace, Reverbnation. Jesus has to be presented to the world. If we don't take a stand souls will continue to be lost. It is Gods will that NONE should parish ! Take a stand with us today, JESUS was beaten almost to death and then hanged out to die on the cross for you and me , when what WE really deserved was to burn ! He overcame death to save my soul, and has given me eternal life in Heaven as well as a new life here on earth. All because someone took a stand. Share our links, spread the free recordings, pass on a card, or just tell someone about us. And we will usher Jesus right into their life. Thanks to our family and friends who already support us, we love you and appreciate it. God Bless You All
So here is something on my heart ..... My whole life i never heard all these different styles of "Christian" music and I never remember hearing about how God loved me in the fashion that he does. I'm very curious of something , was it ever portrayed to me in a loving Fashion ? Some say "well ,lead a lost soul to the church" Jesus said take the Church to the Lost Soul . see our problems today are these! 1. We invite people to church, tell them God loves them , but tear them to peices like a dog when they stumble. 2. We invite them to church , right after telling that filthy joke at work. 3. We invite them to church , after sitting in the bar and defiling ourself. 4. We invite them to church , after living the way We as flesh see fit. then they say ..well why am i going to hell if "they " arent ? 5. We invite the waitress or waitor to church , after making a filthy mess like an animal and not tipping but a couple of bucks. OR......My personal favorite 6. I'm not going to Invite them to church, this is the bible belt. they know God is real, they know where they need to be ...... My friends if theses are you, I pray you speak with My Father about them and make it right. Daddy said it was his will that ALL be saved. The Bible says if you seek Gods face and Eat of his word, and apply it to your life that even your enemies will have nothing against you. (apply them to "YOUR" life, not everyone elses) . The most influencial Christians i have encountered in my old Lost state....Loved me and accepted me for who i was. They made it clear that they would not be a part of my devilish ways or be around them, but when i was in their environment or just out in public. They always showed concern for me.........here is a Life verse for. Let your light so shine before men , that they may see "YOUR" good works, and glorify "YOUR" Father which is in heaven. Matt 5:16.