AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FRIENDS…..
A letter to personal friends, friends, I know on Fb only, and friends, I cherish, friends, I hardly know. Friends, who are really no longer friends to me. Yet I call you friends.
Friends, I take that word seriously.
I want to start the New Year of 2017 on a clear slate. I want to make sure, that I ask God for forgiveness. First. Because He is our King. And well because sometimes, well, maybe I sin. And I don’t even know. That I have sinned. Maybe I think something, or do something, that may offend Him. So I repent.
But I want to take this further, with you my friends, so I write this as an open letter. I ask that you forgive me.
I ask you to forgive me, if I come off to strong. If I come off with maybe something you see as being, arrogant. Or I come off, like I am too good. Or a know it all. Forgive me.
I ask you to forgive me, if I write something, that you may take personally. And maybe, I did not think of you in that way, but you took it personally, as if perhaps I was judging you. Forgive me.
Forgive me, if I let you down. If I perhaps committed to do something, but something else got in the way, and you felt slighted, rejected, or put off by me. Forgive me.
Forgive me if I said I would do something, but it did not happen in the way you thought it would. Forgive me.
You see, more then ever, I want to be an expression of Christ. But I know, by wisdom, that we do not all see it all the same. We don’t always all agree. And we are all growing on the vine at different places.
If I share something, or tell you something, even generally, I would hope you would see, that I say it, I share it, because I love you. I love our Lord, and I love truth. I think the thing I hate most is a lie. I hate, how it deceives. Yet I know truth can hurt. So forgive me.
I just know as I look back on this year, that I have had good intentions, but they did not always come through that way. I felt misunderstood, I felt sad, that people change. But that I have too.
I felt sad when I was challenged, and I gave grace, but grace was not extended to me.
I just know its a part of life. We all may want to do the best, we can. but we don’t always come through. So, I reflect on my own life, to ask God and you all to forgive me, if I came across, your way, but you did not see love. You saw something else.
Forgive me. I reflect because I hope to learn from my mistakes. But I realize we all make mistakes. We all sin, we all come short of His glory. He is the only one that is perfect.
I really do want to try. I really do want to be a reflection of Christ. I really do want to clean the slate. Resolutions…. are wonderful goals, if they are committed by Christ.
I just pray, to be someone God will extend mercy to too. So thank you, as I ask for forgiveness.
I don’t care if someone does not understand this, or may mock this….but I know, being humble in the sight of God, and not being proud. Not being accountable, really hurts me more in the long run.
So, I say, Forgive me. Thank you, and God bless you….. May God bless your new year, in whatever you may do.
Please look at that scripture in the above photo. Look very closely.
When I was growing up, I was warned. In matters of decorum, you don’t talk about politics, and you don’t talk about religion.
Well I threw that adage out the window a long time ago. Because whether people want to agree or not, we need to see whats going on in our country. And we need to talk about it. With each other.
And the strange thing, is that politics are affected by the lack of wisdom, from someone, who does not have fear of God, in such matters. I am not wincing words here. You do not want to be deceived.
I have seen enough in this election, to make me cringe, that Christian leaders who should have wisdom, and understanding of Gods ways, and truth are not supporting it. They are not vocal about it.
And in fact, are doing and saying things, that are the opposite of Gods truth, and are greatly influencing others. They think because they have the forum, and the power, they can say, what they want, and not have any consequences, concerning that. But they forget there is a judgment day for all of us.
Well that kind of endorsing, is wrong thinking on any Christians part. Because we do all have a responsibility to know Gods truth, to know what God says in a matter, and not to align ourselves with someone, who should know better. Or someone who purposely, disregards God, and His truth.
Politics are affected by these matters. Now I don’t like using the word religion, because it always gives a connotation about a group, or a particular ideology. But what I do refer it to, is to my relationship with Christ, that I have from my King James Bible, and prayer. And yes, I look at the fruit of someone in politics. Something Mr. Cruz, early in his campaign told us to look at. That was wisdom. Without, trying to enforce anything on anybody.
Bully tactics, are something, we should look at. And avoid. Because well, it goes totally against who we are as Christians. Christ, has never called us to enforce something on someone. He does not even take His word, and hit us on the head with it. He gives us a choice. Free will. But if we do not choose Him, well we choose wrong.
Many of you may be like me, where you are disappointed, in who some of our Christian leaders are now a days…
You think they should not support or endorse someone who has shown time, and time again, fruit that is not Christ like. To say the least.
Well, its time for you to stand up, where you are, with what you got. Your King James Bible, which is truth, and not corrupted, and stand and make a stand for the Kingdom of God, and yes for your country.
I believe prayer, is something, we need to begin doing more of. Myself included. And to pray repentant. Because more then ever, we are seeing the fruit of this in our country. The sins, that we have allowed, over, and over again. Including abortion. But we do need to pray. For Gods wisdom for our leaders, including those Christian leaders who let us down. And we need to pray, for guidance, from God and yes forgiveness.
But, concerning Christian leaders who have displayed a parting of Gods truth. I briefly want to say, when I feel that way, I am careful not to pray with them, or agree with them. You see, there is an anointing, that flows from the top and makes a covenant with someone in matters. This is why I would choose to have a Godly president, over someone who does not.
So when I see someone who is in the body of Christ choose someone, I don’t agree with, well that red alert or red flag is revealed. Its not that I don’t walk in love. Its not that I would even want to start an argument. Its a matter of choosing sides.
Gods side, and everything He says. Or what the enemy might choose.
You see, loyalty is very important to God. Being right in His sight. Its far more better then voting, against your conscience.
When we choose to align ourselves, even in prayer with someone, we do not agree with, what does that say to God?
Now we must, especially in these times, be careful, who we align ourselves with. We must ask God for wisdom.
I just think its wise, for myself anyway, not to align myself with someone, who has displayed in conversation or support, to someone who has gone against everything Christ has taught us. Either we obey God, or we don’t. Be careful who you pray with, and agree with.
Since, I cannot be a hypocrite, strange I got tested in this matter. And what I have learned, even in this, is pray, people are not deceived. Pray people get the blinders off of their eyes. Because the enemy will use people, even people, who have a form of light, and they are true darkness. Remember the enemy was light. He can transform himself. Pray you are not deceived. Pray for those who are.
Be careful to be prayerful in matters, more then ever for our country. I just feel the Lord prompting me more to work on my own love walk. To avoid strife. To take on Christ more in my communications, and to avoid arguments, that are just meant to be a snare, to my soul.
After hearing another Christian leader give an endorsement, this is my thought:
Plz don’t tell me you cannot judge someone’s heart. After they have spoken evil! Did we forget what Christ taught us? Are we going to let the blind lead us?
I FOLLOW CHRIST NOT MAN!
“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”
Matthew 15:14 KJV
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”
Luke 6:45 KJV
In conclusion: I just feel led to also remind you to be in prayer for our country more so. To remind you, that you have the ability to be a vessel for the Lord. To work on our love walk. To avoid the spirit of strife that comes from some who really have no sense of truth. Pray for people, but don’t strike up a friendship with, someone who really is friends with strife. Someone, who really just wants to argue. That kind of self confidence, is evil.
Be careful friends, blessings, and love in Christ. May God be glorified, and I believe in miracles. For the United States of America.
MAKE NO FRIENDSHIP WITH AN ANGRY MAN; AND WITH A FURIOUS MAN THOU SHALT NOT GO: LEST THOU LEARN HIS WAYS, AND GET A SNARE TO THY SOUL. BE NOT THOU ONE OF THEM THAT STRIKE HANDS, OR OF THEM THAT ARE SURETIES FOR DEBTS. PROVERBS 22:24:26. KJV.
More, and more, and more, we see it in the news, we see it in reports, in communications, more and more people are denying God.
They deny Him, by rules and regulations, they try to enforce on others. They do it, by taking rights away, like prayer. They try and stifle, freedom of speech.
They do it by removing Bibles, from hotels, and in any way they can, they try to force their unbelief on others.
Unbelief…..how can something real, and true, deny Himself, to the world, when He exists? But when someone does not want to believe. One must know, God does exist, but He will not change, or deny Himself, but He tests us.
Well, we reap what we sow. It is a principle. Like what goes up, comes down. People, do not see, they are being tested. Tested, to see if they truly believe, and if they accept what Christ did on the cross.
God for whatever His reasons are, does test us. Everything, we do is written in the book of life. All of our thoughts, all of our actions, all of our behaviors, He tests us. He sees, if we will have faith, or if we will deny Him. He tests us to know whats really in our hearts, and our souls.
I can only surmise, by what my King James Bible says, which is holy and true, and anointed, that He also tests us to see see if we can know the difference between a counterfeit bible, a corrupted bible that has been changed, and revised. He tests us.
The words, are commanded not to be changed. Not to be added to, not to be deleted. Not to be subtracted. But people don’t see this truth. They are being tested. To obey, or not to obey.
Do any of you remember the story of Abraham? Read Genesis 22, from a King James bible. In this story, God tested Abraham. He told Abraham to make his son the sacrifice. Up to the very last moment, Abraham obeyed, when the angel of the Lord, told him, not to lay his hand on his son.
But now God knew by this “Testing” that he was obedient and passed this. God then promised a great blessing, in telling him. His seed would possess the gate of his enemies. And He would multiply Him, because he obeyed God. Abraham named that place. Jehovah Jireh….the Lord will provide. Because God provided the ram, for sacrifice. Like He provided His only Son our Lord Jesus, as the ultimate sacrifice, for us now, in the new covenant.
Do you ever think, what you do will affect your future generations? Like His. Do you ever think how your ancestors, may have had a part in what you deal with now? I do. Who knows what they did? But it was either a curse or a blessing.
So I want to do everything I can to reverse the curses, and to please God. In fear of God. I want Gods blessings, but only if it brings Him glory.
I see this, and I know, we in this journey of life, we reap what we sow. In other words, what goes around comes around. And God is not mocked. Yes we are being tested.
All of us. For someday, we will all stand before God almighty. But…Before that, we will see Jesus in the clouds, and the heavens will be opened. Angels will be on standby and with the trumpets, they will announce that Christ, the King will be here. Christ will separate those who are true, and those that are not.
I believe, we all will be judged. Because of the testing. Because the records will be opened.
Friend, I don’t know you. I don’t know what you have gone through. Why your heart, is the way it is.
But I want to implore you, don’t be like the world. If you believe, in Christ, as your Lord and savior, you need to see, what you are doing. You cannot, and I implore you, you cannot live like the world, and expect your salvation to be in tact.
You cannot. God has His law in place, His commandments, His ways, and if we do not try to obey, with the fear of God, knowing what the consequences are, we will perish. People perish, because of lack of knowledge.
We seem to allow all these things that are going on, and we are not strong, in the face of evil. The battle is the Lords, but God does test you. When you have a chance to speak against unrighteousness, or to praise God, do you? Or do you just turn the other way? And silence is expressed. But it is not golden. Not if anything we allow takes away the glory of God.
Do you expect someone else to do it for you? I have to look at myself, as well, but with all I have, I have determined, to give God glory.
Yesterday, I had a revelation of my own personally. There is much I am grateful for. That God has given me. All of it. There have been things I have asked for, and did not get. But there is also things, I did not want, and did not get, and I am so grateful. In this thought, I realized, I do not want anything if it takes away from God, His glory, that He so deserves, and is due. It was so profound to me, and gave me peace. Because I am dealing with something personally. My goal is to only give Him glory, honor, and praise. Anything else, cannot be the priority. But Him….
Tested, I know, what He wants. It is in obedience, with love, that I try, and by accepting Christ as my Lord, and savior, I cannot treat this gift shabbily. It came at a great cost. His life for ours, for our sins.
So for us to allow anyone, to take that right away, what does that say, when we won’t stand up for what Christ did for us?
All I know friends, it is written in my King James Bible. We are tested. And we reap what we sow. We can do our part.
But it begins by not denying our Lord and savior. Even in little things. He told us, if we were ashamed of Him, He would be ashamed of us, when we are presented to God the father.
Friend, do not be ashamed. Do not deny God…..The world will pay for it. But you can be separate from those that have failed the test.
Just my thoughts today, in Christ, and His love,
What a mighty, good, and awesome, God I serve. Sometimes, just a thought, that He gives by the Holy Spirit, touches me, comforts me, and gives me hope. And all based on His promises from my King James Bible.
I don’t care what people think. They don’t live my life. They don’t know what Christ has done for me, how He has forgiven me. Extended mercy. Healed me, and so much more.
The other day someone told me I was “brainwashed” because I believe in Jesus. And I just said, I am forgiven. I am not lost. This person, laughed at me, and I shared Galatians 6:7. To show God is not mocked.
But when I was talking to my Lord, He told me:
“You are not “brainwashed” you are “soul washed”, because you believe in me”.
Thats the difference, and we should all know that. But our minds can be changed as well. By the washing of our souls. We can have the mind of Christ.
I CORINTHIANS 2:16 KJV
FOR WHO HATH KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE MAY INSTRUCT HIM? BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.
Enough, of people mocking, or putting down something that is holy and true. I know the difference. And I am so grateful for what Christ has done for me. And because I am soul washed, I will give Him glory, for the rest of life.
Some can deny Him, some can be ashamed, some can be quiet. To each their own. Sadly….
Some may not know. But I do. There is a God, He rules, and reigns. He is mighty and in power. The fool says there is no God. See Psalm 14:1 King James.
I know there is, a true and mighty God.
I will not blame Him for my sins. My heartaches. I know we reap what we sow. From that above scripture.
And I pray to make it up to Him for the rest of my life, for His glory. I highlight this bottom scripture with quotes, to prove, He “WASHED” me from my sins.
I Love you all, I hope you know Christ loves you too.
AND FROM JESUS CHRIST, WHO IS THE FAITHFUL WITNESS, AND THE FIRST BEGOTTEN OF THE DEAD, AND THE PRINCE OF THE KINGS OF THE EARTH. UNTO HIM THAT LOVED US, AND “WASHED” US FROM OUR SINS IN HIS OWN BLOOD, AND HATH MADE US KINGS AND PRIESTS UNTO GOD AND HIS FATHER; TO HIM BE GLORY AND DOMINION FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN. REVELATION 1:5-6.
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