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Who has all power?

Who shall never die?

Who creates life?

Who creates beauty?

Who controls existence?

Who grants free will?

Who has the keys to hell and death?

Who eternally condemns?

Who grants eternal salvation?

Who is love?

Who is justice?

Who has the power to forgive?

Who has the power to make clean?

Who has the power to heal?

Who has the power to redeem?

Who has the power to save?

Who has the power to annihilate evil?

Who creates meaning?

Who creates purpose?

Holy, holy, holy the Lord God Almighty

 

Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Psalm 24:8

JESUS SAVES

I Am Loved

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A pastor was recently preaching a sermon; he stated our Heavenly Father loved each one of us so much, that he gave his only begotten Son; Jesus Christ to die for our sins, so we may have salvation and not burn in hell forever.

On the surface I don’t understand this for the following reasons:

  1. I was not born when Jesus Christ was crucified and rose from the dead. So, how could God love me, if I didn’t exist?
  2. If I was never created, I’m sure Jesus Christ would have sacrificed his life for the rest of humanity. So to what extent, does the Heavenly Father love me enough individually to send his Son to die for me, as it appears he sent his Son to die for the whole of humanity and not just me individually.

Having accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, and having known Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly Father; I have come to experience and acknowledge the personal and overwhelming love, that the Heavenly Father has for me. I can say without any doubt whatsoever, that my Heavenly Father loves me personally and exclusively, aside from the world…aside from anyone else. I have felt and experienced God’s personal love for me, and this has made the all the difference in my life. I feel loved by God. Being and feeling loved is so important, and can make the most important difference in our lives.

God’s love for me will never fade. As to how God could love me before I was born; I don’t know, but I believe it. How God could love the entire world, and still love me affectionately on an individual basis; I don’t know, but I believe it. God is God, his powers and ability are unlimited…far beyond me to comprehend. .

There are many things I do not understand about God, but I believe in Jesus Christ and in the Word of God.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

TWILIGHT RENDERING

A Twilight

Frozen in time

 

What chosen moment

 

I want to be?

 

Has the moment occurred?

 

Some place

 

Always the present

 

No escaping it

 

Until the Lord says

 

Coming home…coming home

 

Will I miss you in Heaven?

 

COMING ATTRACTIONS

A Coming Attractions

REVELATION 16

And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.

 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

This prophetic chapter of the Holy Bible, tells me all I need to know about the nature of man. The events described in Revelation 16 will transpire upon the earth. That’s a scene I will not be here for, by God’s grace. Despite being painfully and justly punished for their sin; mankind chooses not to repent, chooses not to ask God for mercy, chooses to ignore the error of their ways, chooses to be prideful and chooses to blaspheme God. I personally don’t get it. I’ve bitten my tongue by accident, and it is very painful. Mankind will be gnashing on their tongues out of pain; thus, creating more pain, instead of simply asking God to forgive them and to have mercy on them. This is the pure and unadulterated definition of insanity, on behalf of mankind.

May we humble ourselves before God, ask God to forgive us, and accept Jesus Christ into our hearts, and the Holy Spirit into our lives. May our Lord and Savior; Jesus Christ bless you. 

PSYCHOSIS

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At the face bowl

At the bathroom sink

At the vanity

Rushing water from the faucet

Seemed to be chanting U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

Turning to look to see

If track stars were rounding the corner of a track

Racing towards the finish line

When I raised my head

I looked in the mirror

All I saw was me brushing my teeth

 

He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Revelation 22:11-13

(You matter); My Christ bless you

ART APPRECIATION 701

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I was staring at a painting

For a nano second

It took me to a place

A beautiful place

Where I wanted to be

Colors vibrant and moving

Some spiritual or hallucinatory quality

Entering into the painting

Opposed to just looking, observing, seeing…and so on

Letting the painting

Allowing the painting

Permitting the painting

Asking the painting to take you inside

For this nano second

Perhaps…by God’s grace

He allowed me to perceive with Heavenly vision

DECEPTION 242

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Something too close

Something I don’t deserve

Something I can’t handle

She believes moments are isolated

I know they are connected

Sacred and holy places should not be desecrated

Moments of the now

Will birth moments of the future

Whether we want them or not

Passionless and loveless is not the worse…considering

Bartering love, romance, pleasure and excitement

For something beyond…for something more

 

MODERN APOSTASY

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We are amazed that God loves his own creation

There is no cross for us to bear

We only talk of grace and love

We ignore free will, hell, sin and God’s wrath

We say nothing controversial

We bow to the culture

Taking on the attributes, language and methods thereof

We warn no one of coming judgment

We have no reverence for God

We have no fear of God

Our sermons are filled with pop culture references

As we promote mavens of material success

For shining examples of what to be

We employ shallow, pop psychology as direction

We claim God’s love is not strategic, intentional and purposeful

Rather we claim God’s love is reckless

While Babylon applauds and shower awards upon us

 

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24

POWERFUL

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For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

Understanding fails me when it comes to the Word of God. Maybe it’s not simply a lack of understanding, but denial and rebellion mixed with a little fear on my behalf, as to why the Word of God, is at times embraced by me, and at other times seen as a threat by me. Without a doubt, aside from the Holy Trinity, the Word of God is the most powerful force in all of existence. When the Word of God speaks truth I agree with, I totally embrace it, yet when the Word of God becomes a mirror for my own sin and shortcomings, I tend to shy away from it. Why is that; because, I want to be good and not evil. Yet, my choices betray me; I choose to sin and I am not good. I am convicted of the Holy Spirit when I sin, and I don’t like it. (Yet, I would rather be convicted, than not convicted; a subject for another time.) I want to feel good all the time, whatever; I define as good at any given moment; sometimes sadness, sometimes sorrow, sometimes self righteousness, sometimes victimization, sometimes happiness, sometimes elation and on and on. Emotions are transitory given our moods, days and circumstances. The Word of God is truth and unchanging, despite the arbitrary and ever changing values of man. The Word of God is an eternal mirror for each of us to gaze into, and witness our true selves. Sometimes the truth is scary. I love the Word of God…I need to love it more, and I need to love it all the time.

When I fail to read or meditate upon the Word of God; my life is not good. When I read or meditate upon the Word of God; my life is good. These dynamics are not a coincidence; they exist for a reason. As Hebrews 4:12 states: the Word of God is Powerful! Read it! Do it!

We are not here forever on this planet; our time is almost up. Death comes; we need someone strong and powerful to save us from death…not the manifestation of physical death, but the second death; John the Revelator referred to in the book of Revelation…that second death is eternal condemnation in the lake of fire (We never really die). Only Jesus Christ can save us…give your life to Him.

“Heavenly Father, please forgive me of my sins, I accept your son; Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, thank you for saving me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.”

With sincerity,

DLS

REMEDY 247

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If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: Colossians 3:1-6

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Life moves forward

Time is not standing still

Growing older day by day

Hour by hour

Minute by minute

Second by second…until

Well,

Life moves forward

What we choose to value

Why we choose to live

My life wrapped up in Christ

Trying to be one with God

My sin pushes me away

Yet forgiveness returns me

My sin exist

Bad choices I make

Yet God is merciful

I know what I am

I am not God

I love God…

Closer

I am not perfect

But one day…