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From a Heavy Heart… February 19, 2010

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I wanted to write something well-thought out and clever, and even organized, but my current state won’t allow me to do so, so I’ll take the “stream of consciousness” route.  Lately I’ve been feeling “wheighed down” by quite a few things.  I’m daily in prayer about some things that have caused me to be grieved on the inside.  Some of which have to do with me in my personal life, and others have to do with other people.  I sorrow over my own shortcomings, but I continue to give God the glory and praise.  He is ever true and ever faithful and always good…I’m the weak one.  I have things that I struggle with, but I trust that God will deal with them according to His will and timing.  Even the apostle Paul had a thorn in his flesh, a problem he dealt with, that he begged God to remove, but He wouldn’t, and instead God told him that His grace is sufficient for him and that His strength is made perfect in weakness.  Now, whether the things I’m dealing with are just temporary means for God to accomplish something in and through me, or whether it’s something He will use on an ongoing basis to His glory, I’m not sure which one it is yet.  I will continue to seek Him first and stay in prayer.  I have a bad habit of getting impatient and panicky about things, especially matters of the faith, such as things in the Word of God that I don’t yet understand, and areas where I find myself to be lacking, and when I discover sin in my life.  It is my everyday prayer that God sanctifies me and teaches me to walk in holiness, denying myself.  I also pray for God to teach me patience.  I’m finding out that it takes patience to learn to be patient.  I keep asking for patience, and I keep finding myself in situations where I tend to become impatient..lol. And I know that it’s going to keep happening so that patience and longsuffering will be built up within me. 

In a strange way, I like the fact that my shortcomings and my personal struggles keep causing me to go running to my Heavenly Father in prayer.  In Him is my satisfaction, my joy, and my comfort.  It is through Christ that I realize where my strength comes from.  I constantly go running to my Source, my Provider.  I’m not perfect by any means, and I deal with the frustration of the flesh everyday..longing to be conformed to the image of Christ.  In the meantime, I’m glad to cling to my Savior, trusting in His righteousness and His sacrifice.  GOD IS GRACIOUS!!! 

Something else I’ve been weighed down by is a borderline overwhelming sorrow for others.  I have a particular concern for false teachers/deceivers and those who are being deceived.  A lot of professing Christians are being thoroughly deceived and beguiled by silver-tongued wolves in sheep’s clothing.  I get so upset when I see the precious, life-giving Word of God being twisted, taken out of context, and abused by people who have no love for God or His people.  I get equally upset when I see people feast on that garbage like starving raccoons.  Some of them are getting what they deserve because the Bible does tell us that people won’t desire sound doctrine and won’t want to hear the truth, but instead will heap to themselves teachers who will tell them exactly what they want to hear because they’re promoting the lusts/desires of the people.  They’re getting exactly what the Bible tells us they want.  Some of them will be stuck there, that’s clear. 

But there are some people who are meant to come out from under lies and false teachings..such as myself.  I was once fooled by false doctrine, but God, in His great grace and mercy, pulled me out of it, and I’m ever grateful to Him for that.  So I’m very sensitive to the fact that people are being deceived, and it is my prayer that God unveils their eyes and exposes the truth of His Word to them.  That they come to the saving knowledge of Christ through the TRUE Gospel of Christ.  I found out that I was following a false Christ and it TERRIFIED ME TO THE CORE when I recognized  it.  How I would just LOVE to see more and more brothers and sisters brought to salvation and repentance in the TRUE Christ, the Holy Son of God.  It’s not a light issue to me by any means.  I stare it in the face everyday.  It pains me that some won’t listen.  They’d rather cling to the comfortable lies of their beloved pastors and teachers than for one second to entertain the thought that they’ve been lied to and gotten over on, and that their very soul is in danger.   People have been sitting in churches for decades and are still ignorant of some of the most important aspects of the Gospel of Christ.  My heart grieves for people. 

There are some pretty theologically-intelligent people, but nobody on this earth knows everything, so we must never shut our eyes or ears to the knowledge of God’s Word, making sure that all things line up with the Word!.  Even what we think we know, we must always confirm it through the Word and prayer.  It’s one thing to be shown selective scriptures and have them read over and over and over with the preacher’s twist on them.  But it’s a whole other thing to see those very same words in light of the actual CONTEXT and intended meaning the Bible gives it.  This extra-biblical, and sometimes anti-biblical, indoctrination sickens me.  And I know that if it offends me, then it is no doubt a stench in the nostrils of the Almighty! 

There ARE people who are teaching sound doctrine and who handle the Word of Godwith great care, but they seem to be grossly overshadowed by the hucksters who have no real reverence or respect for God or His Word.  I am in prayer for the body of Christ.  I am moved to compassion for all my brothers and sisters.  And for those who contend for the faith and hold to the TRUE Christ, my prayers go up for you and my heart waxes large for you.  I pray that God strengthens you and increases your wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, and that He encourages you and keeps you.  To God be the glory!

Christ is King!

 

The Wealthy Christ January 26, 2010

So I was watching television this morning, waiting for one of my favorite shows to come on as I get ready for work, as I do every morning.  Kenneth Copeland’s “Believer’s Voice of Victory” program comes on before the show I like to watch, so sometimes I’ll just let the program run while I do my morning routine.  Fredrick K.C. Price was the guest speaker.  I sort of grew up in a Word of Faith/Prosperity church, so I was very familiar with Price.  Now, having left that environment back in late 2008, and having grown and matured in the Word, I decided to listen to him now and compare his teachings to the Bible.  I wasn’t suprised at the fact that the topic was “prosperity”, and I wasn’t surprised at the fact that some things were said that I didn’t agree with and that were not truly biblically sound.  The issue Price focused on  was dispelling the myth that Jesus was poor.  Some problems arose during the course of his arguement in favor of a wealthy Jesus.  Of course, I was upset at the tactic of making scriptures say what he wanted them to say, but what flabbergasted me was a particular comment he made about Christ and His disciples. 

Now, I could have totally misunderstood what Price was trying to say, but I doubt that’s likely.  His argument is that Jesus was wealthy.  He then takes things from scripture to back up this claim.  He pointed out Mark 1:20, where Jesus calls James and John.  He said that since they had hired servants they couldn’t have been poor, since poor people don’t have servants.  I’ll give him that, but he ignored what that passage shows.  They were fishermen who had fishing equipment, a boat, and hired servants, so they weren’t dirt poor, but when Christ called them, they FORSOOK it all, including their father, to follow Him.

He used that to get to his next point, the statement that made me cringe, close my Bible, and say, “Guess I won’t be needing this!”.  With his reasoning, he came to the conclusion that 12 grown men would not have followed a poor man, and that Jesus had to have had something to convince them to hang around….that absolutely floored me.  It wasn’t because He was the Son of God, or because He hand-selected them, or because it was revealed to them who Christ was, it wasn’t even because he performed great miracles.  It was because He was wealthy?…

Disgusting!

Within a very small sentence he sure said a lot about what he thinks of our Savior.  Even if that wasn’t his intent, it was a VERY dangerous statement because of its implications.

 

The Power of the Tongue November 24, 2009

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I do realize and quickly acknowledge the fact that there is a lot I don’t know about the Bible.  I’m still learning things as the days pass, so forgive me if I don’t present things as a Bible scholar would.  God shows me a lot and He has a way of taking something that I’ve seen and heard numerous times before and making it come alive to me, and correcting the twisted view of scriptures that I had been taught.  Having said all of that, this is something I believe that God has allowed me to see.  *Please note that I am always open to sound correction.

 For years in church, we had Proverbs 18:21 drummed into our heads.  It was one of the scriptures used to tell us that we can somewhat create our own reality by the words we speak..to “claim” things we want by speaking it.  “If you want to have more money, you gotta start saying you have money!  If you’re tired of being sick, start speaking health to your body!  Stop speaking death into your life, and speak life into your life!”  I don’t think those people have a grip on what Proverbs 18:20 is really saying.  Proverbs 18:20-21 says, “A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.  Death and life are in the power of the tongue:  and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”  Now having seen that, let’s jump over to Matthew 12:22-37.  The situation here is that Jesus  had cast out devils from a man, and the Pharisees accused Him of doing so by the power of Satan.  In other words, they had blasphemed the Holy Spirit.  Jesus let them know that this was one sin that was unforgivable.  Thus, they faced condemnation for speaking against the Holy Spirit.  Jesus tells us that a good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, brings forth good fruit, and an evil man brings forth evil fruit.  Then He goes on to say that on judgment day, man shall give account of every idle word they spoke.  On judgment day, they’ll be either justified or condemned by their words.  The Pharisees had condemned themselves because the words they spoke were blasphemous to the Holy Spirit, which is an unforgivable sin, and that will be brought up come judgment day.  Take note that in this same chapter, in verse 42, Jesus mentions Solomon’s wisdom and how He Himself is greater than Solomon.  Who’s wisdom was penned in Proverbs? Yes, Solomon.  This is why I believe Matthew 12:35-37 to be the explanation of Proverbs 18:20.  The power of death in the tongue is the ability of man to bring condemnation upon himself by speaking foolish words, e.g. blaspheming the Holy Spirit.  The power of life in the tongue is the ability of man to receive justification by his confession of Jesus Christ and acknowledging the work of the Holy Spirit, etc.  And since the words we speak come from the good or evil treasure within us, we’re already justified or condemned and our words confirm it.  When judgment day comes, the good man, who is justified through Christ, will have his belly filled/satisfied because of it and the evil man, who is without Christ and condemned, will have his meal of that fruit: a damning judgment.  The “death” and “life” coming from the tongue being synonymous with “condemnation” and “justification”, respectively. (Proverbs 19:21) (Matt 12:37).  And the part in Proverbs about loving the fruit thereof, the Pharisees loved every minute of speaking against Christ.  They lusted after the opportunity to accuse Him of something.  They will eat that fruit of condemnation because of their love of speaking those blasphemous words.

I could expound more on this topic, but I tend to get long-winded.  I just wanted to hit on Proverbs because it was ingrained in my mind so much from the pulpit over the years, and I’ve just seen that scripture in a new light a few days ago and I wanted to touch on that a little bit.  That scripture has nothing to do with “speaking things into existence” to get them to “manifest in the natural”.  Speaking death and life is not the act of speaking good circumstances and bad circumstances in order to bring them to pass..you’re speaking evidence of condemnation or justification.  The verdict comes on judgment day when you give account of the words you spoke.  Simply stating that an inconvenience/problem is currently present in your life is not “speaking death” and will have no effect on your eternity..speaking blasphemies, scripture-twisting, using feigned words to make merchandise of God’s people, and using the same mouth to bless God and curse your neighbor, on the other hand, carries more horrid consequences.  That sounds much more like the deathly power of the tongue, to me.

 

Why I No Longer Attend Church November 11, 2009

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This blog is not a poem or story..It’s moreso just how I’ve been feeling lately…nothing organized or formatted, because I’m really just pouring out what’s on my mind..so bear with me..lol

Now, I’ve never been the one to cling to titles…I actually can’t stand them, honestly.  People are so concerned with being known as a Baptist, Methodist, Apostolic, Episcopalian, and whatever else is out there…I just prefer to say that I’m a follower of Christ..Anywho, I have, as of recently, decided that I’d be a “churchless Christian” (for the time being..until God leads me to the proper place/people)…Just today I ran across a term that I thought was cute and it made me laugh to myself:  “free-range Christian”…isn’t that a term used for chicken?..lol.  It’s a term for the Christians who have decided to step away from the “institutional church”…

Now, for some reason, the hairs on the backs of church-going Christians’ necks stand up when you say you don’t go to church.  Public Announcement:  Not all non-churchgoers are backsliders.  People are quick to throw out Hebrews 10:25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” But where is the verse that tells us how large that assembly has to be?  Where does it say that it has to be in the same building at the same time on the same day each week? What about what Jesus said in Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”?  That appears to be a pretty small assembly to me.  The Hebrews 10:25-ers seem to ignore verse 24, which says, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works..” THEN, verse 25 comes in…I could be wrong, but verse 24 seems to show us the REASON for verse 25.  Provoking one another unto love and good works and exhorting each other is the purpose for assembling together.  Therefore, is it wrong to forsake the assembling if the assembly has forsaken its purpose of provoking one another unto love and good works and exhortation?  Basically, there is no scriptural reference or basis for pledging membership to any organization, whether it claims to be of Christ or not…we are to only pledge loyalty to Christ..
What we call “church” was not created to be what it is now. It comes across as very pharisaical–one of the very thing s that Christ spoke against during his ministry on earth.  Our Heavenly Father does NOT approve of his sheep being lorded or controlled by any but Himself.  Christ is the Head of the Church..not the pastor.  And the Church is not the building, hierarchy, institution, business, or corporation, etc. that we see today…Christ’s body of believers is the Church..The Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands-Acts 7:48, Acts 17:24

So far, I’ve used the terms pharisaical, building, hierarchy, institution, business, and corporation.  I realize these terms may seem offensive, but a pig isn’t offending by being a called a pig..unless it thinks it’s a pony.

Why do I see the church system as pharisaical?  Well, in the days that Christ walked the earth, and prior to, the Pharisees and Sadducees had been enforcing laundry lists of religious rules for the people to follow…They were a puffed up bunch in positions of power and authority who exhibited outward shows of self-righteousness, they oppressed the laity–regular folks–and looked down upon them as if they themselves had all the answers.  They even tried to accuse Christ Himself of breaking religious laws and of blasphemy.  They tried, in vain, to trip Him up in all kinds of different ways.  In short, they thought they were the authority on holiness.  Now flashforward to today.   That same attitude or spirit, if you will, is still quite in operation today.  Many of these church leaders have special sets of rules and rituals that they enforce in either their own specific “church” or it’s a widespread sign or seal that is unique to their”denomination”.  The Pharisees enforced man-made laws over and above God’s laws.  These “denominations” seek to enforce their own man-made patterns and traditions that are not backed by scripture, causing division…Christ isn’t a siamese twin..He is the only Head, and He only has one body-one Church…Now, if you expect to be a member of that church or particular denomination, you have to follow those rules and/or abide by those traditions, customs, habits, or whatever may be the term of your liking.  This is imposing extra-biblical requirements upon God’s people…BONDAGE!!!..Christ said that His yoke is easy and His burden is light-Matthew 11:30…We are only supposed to be yoked and bound to CHRIST and doing what He tells us–what’s in His Word, not MAN’S systems and ways of doing things…That’s when we get into bondage which is exactly what Christ freed us from by His finished work on the Cross…The New Testament tells us about the liberty we have in Christ…Why would you settle for some human strapping their yokes and burdens of bondage back onto you?  Sounds a lot like the children of Israel complaining to Moses, wishing they could go back to Egypt after God had freed them from the bondage of Egypt…*sigh*..Biblical proof that some folks just prefer to be slaves and long for human rule over themselves…Let Christ govern your life and you’ll be more than alright.  I recognize the fact that God speaks through people..yes, He does..but people are not here to be our source of knowledge..God is..His Holy Spirit is the Teacher and He’ll guide you into all truth-John 16:13. We’ve become way to dependent upon people nowadays..We’ll bring a problem to a pastor or another person before we bring it to God..That is totally out of order..More dependency and loyalty is placed in the “church” system then in the Father and His Word…IDOLATRY!!

How does the church system operate as a hierarchy?  Christ said, in Matthew 23:8-12, “But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.”  The titles of Father, Master, and Teacher are to only be given to our Heavenly Father.  Also, He said that the greatest among us should be our servant. Luke 22:25-26 says, “And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.”  Christ is against men exercising lordship over His flock…Those who call themselves pastors, bishops, teachers, etc are there to serve the body of Christ and feed His sheep, not to BE served, or feed themsleves, as they are now.  There is so much pastor worship going on, it’s sickening.  The pastor is being treated like a king, when he should be a humble servant, setting an example for us to follow..we’re all to be humble servants…I’m not seeing a lot of humility in many of the church leaders I see…We are all to submit and be subject one to another, but it appears that only those who are in positions of power and control require submission, but they wouldn’t dream of submitting to those who are “beneath” them…To be a shepherd means nothing more than being an example unto the flock in how to fully take up our cross and follow Christ, because, techinically, the “shepherds” are still sheep…unless they’re wolves, of course… 1Peter 5:1-3 says, “The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.” (I’ll get to the ‘filthy lucre’ part in a sec)  The Father also has judgment in store for the abusers of His sheep.  God spoke through Jeremiah the prophet in Jeremiah 23:1-2, saying, “Woe be to the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! says the Lord.  Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed My people; You have scattered My flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them:  behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.”  Those who call themselves leaders will have to answer to God about what they’ve been doing and not doing in regards to God’s people, this includes those who claim to have received their position, “calling”, or “anointing” from God, when they’re really self-appointed or man-appointed..

Oh, the many ways the “church” is a business/corporation.  They’re God-peddlers, moneychangers in the temple, sellers of the Faith..or a faith, anyway…Apparently, there’s big money to be made as a pastor…Matthew 21:12-13, “And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.”   I’ve heard the excuse that He only cast out those that sold at unfair prices, cheating people.  Clearly, the Scripture doesn’t make a distinction between who is and isn’t allowed to sell..(sidenote-they bought and sold, yet were still called thieves..hmm..interesting)…Christ made ALL of them leave.  Mark 11:15-18, “And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves. And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.”  I’m no “bible scholar” but I’ll go out on a limb and assume that the scribes and priests feared Him and wanted to destroy Him because people were actually taking notice of what He said about buying and selling in the temple, and that probably meant that Jesus’ words would hinder the money being made..and people don’t like for you to mess with their money.  No “church” should be buying or selling anything…Christ Himself would turn over the tables and probably turn the church bookstores upside down.  If a “pastor” cares so much about people’s salvation, well-being, and the quality of their lives, why would he make the people pay for that information.  Why do pastors have books upon books about how to do this or that, or how to live this way, how to get this to work for you?  If they felt it that important to help you, they should broadcast the message on their television programs free of charge.  If their revelation on how to do things came from God, I’m sure they didn’t write God a check in order to get it, so why do they get to put a price tag and barcode on it?  If I had some pertinent information that could change people’s lives, I wouldn’t dare expect payment for it. Also, why are million dollar jets, homes, cars, etc for the pastor being purchased for their “ministry” while there are people in their own congregations who probably had to choose between using their money for food or for rent?  Your “ministry” should start at home.  Why go to other countries to do things when there are families 20 minutes from their homes who are poor and don’t know the Gospel of Christ?  Instead, they hop in their private jets and fly right over the heads of their own community they’ve ignored just to dump their “religious” garbage on foreigners.  Christianity is one of the world’s largest religions, and it got that way before television and radio..What’s wrong with pounding the pavement for free and spreading the Gospel?..that’s how Jesus and the apostles did it….These people boast multi-million dollar ministries, but are spiritually bankrupt, and sadly, many don’t even know it..and dangerous are the ones who do…they also rob their “members” or patrons…I’ve already written about “tithing” so look on the side for my blog about the tithe, but if your pastor is telling you that tithing 10% of your income is required, they’re either ignorant of the Word concerning giving, or are intentionally conning you out of your money using fear tactics (being cursed for robbing God) and convincing you to treat God like a slot machine, e.g. “Sow a seed” and “The return on your giving”…Anyone who uses the excuse that the pastor has to drill you for money so the “church’s” needs are met, are in denial..if the establishment or “ministry” is from God, He’ll maintain it, if not then it’ll fall like it deserves to.  2Peter 2:1-3 says, “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”  I don’t know about you, but I will no longer be the merchandise to feed any covetous man’s pockets, let alone while he endeavors to prostitute the Word of God…And how sorely do they ignore Christ’s warnings against the love of money and the desire for earthly wealth…

The long and short of why I’ve stopped attending “church” is because I’ve discovered that many churches (and no, I’m not condeming ALL “churches”) are preaching a “different gospel” and “another Jesus”, (2Corinthians 11:4 and Galatians 1:6-9) even though most would disagree …The Father has blessed me with the ability to discern between true and false teachings, and He’s giving it to me and increasing it according to His will..so I’m still learning…He’s taught me to filter EVERYTHING through His Word..if I find a discrepancy or encounter something I’m unsure of, I pray about it, and He either clarifies it for me so that I understand it, or exposes it for the lie that it is…I just refuse to eat the leaven-mingled messages and sit through the unscriptural practices of “churches” anymore…I pray that the Father opens the blind eyes of those who are being deceived, but sadly, many of the followers are receiving exactly what they want…2Timothy 4:3-4“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2Timothy 3:1-7, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” People WANT what’s being given to them.  They don’t want the REAL TRUTH of God’s Word..whatever the pastors tell them, that’s what they want…whatever the pastor is telling them that “God wants them to have” or what “God wants them to be” is what they want…they don’t want to know what God really says and what He really desires FROM us instead of FOR us…they want their itching ears satisfied..and this love for lies and lack of desire for the truth will put them in a dumbed-down state, which they’ll enjoy, and it will  prepare them for the appearance of the antichrist, to accept his deception through his lying signs and wonders..and GOD will SEND them strong delusions so that they’ll buy into the lie because they didn’t  have a love for the truth.  That’s their judgment. (2Thessalonians 2:1-12) 

I would apologize for my rant, but I won’t..I’m upset about this..I’m upset about God’s people being lulled to sleep in ignorance while they’re being sheared and starved…All I can do is inform those who’ll listen and pray for those who won’t..It’s all in the Father’s hands…

(The only thing I will apologize for is for the unorganized manner in which this was presented, but in all fairness, I warned you in the beginning..this is a blog in the truest, rawest definition of the word..lol)

 

Be Careful October 29, 2009

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Theme courtesy of the children’s song “Be careful little eyes what you see”

Be careful little eyes what you see!
Cuz many shepherds hold Bibles while their hearts are on idols
They don’t like noisy sheep so they lull you to sleep
They keep your mind saturated with fables
If Christ walked into these dens He’d turn over the tables!
Oh, be careful little eyes what you see!
“Buy two prayers, get one free! For 10% extra, your miracle’s on me!”
Freely they have received, yet costly they sell
Marketing the Word of God, now churches are temples of retail
Be careful little ears what you hear!
Faith comes by hearing, and if you’re listening to twisted scripture
It’s no wonder you don’t get the picture
Charismatic, intelligent, well-spoken, well-dressed
Read the Bible on your own?! No way, pastor knows best!
Oh, be careful little ears what you hear!
When you do attempt study on your own time
You go back and read with his interpretation in your mind
Line upon lying line
Precept upon deceitful precept
Not understanding what’s in His Word in black and white
Because more trust is given to man than to the Most High
Be careful little hands what you do!
Because during your chase for mammon and things of this world
You missed what the Father had for you
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness
Goodness, faith, meekness, temperance
But you’d rather have what appeals to your senses
Oh, be careful little hands what you do!
You claim to love God, yet you hate your neighbor
When Christ plainly tells us that what you do to the least of His-
You’ve done to the Savior
Then you expect help for free
But being quick to charge for favors
Be careful little feet where you go!
Just because “church”, “Christ”, or “God” is in the title
Doesn’t mean they represent the God of the Bible
Many shall come in His name to deceive
But if you’re looking for “Hello, my name is Jesus”
Well, that’s just pure comedy
Oh, be careful little feet where you go!
Many who come in His name won’t claim to BE Christ
They’ll simply twist His words and His character
Until He slowly morphs from Jesus Christ into Jesus Nice
No more salvation, repentance, judgment, or sin
Because they don’t care about souls, they just don’t want to offend
Be careful little mouth what you say!
Many may think I’m off my rocker to speak this way
“Touch not My anointed” is often heard
But anointing only comes from the Father, not man’s titles or vain words
Few people quote “Beloved, believe not every spirit”
When proof of man’s error is set before you, you don’t want to hear it
Oh, be careful little mouth what you say!
In these last days strong delusions are being sent
To those who hide from truth, that is a form of judgment!
Conscience seared, Truth feared, and deception accepted
Christ cries out from His pages, but you choose to reject it