Picking Apart Joyce Meyers Thoughts on Tattoos…
By Christian Author Elena Ramirez
Joyce Meyer, is a prominent leader, in the world. Concerning matters of religion. As a Christian, that she claims to be, I find her thoughts, very disturbing.
I was once one of those who looked to her, as inspiration, because she found Christ. But if she found Him, her thoughts, show, she departed from Him. They show she has departed from His law, and they show she promotes hate, to others who do not agree with her. I base this on the following video: And if by some chance it mysteriously disappears, look it up on youtube. Joyce’s thoughts on tattoos.
I know she is well liked. I know, this may anger, or upset those that follow her, but I am to please God, not man, or any person, and so are you!
The King James scriptures tells us that there will be those, that are blind, and leading the blind. And this describes her exactly.
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.
Joyce Meyer, starts her sermon, in this video, on the comparison between holiness, and legalism.
This is what Gods word, says about holiness. She does not use this scripture, but I will so you can see what the King James says about holiness.
“And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.”
Isaiah 35:8 KJV
Her thought, right away, attacks religious people. Because they know having a tattoo is not accepted in the scriptures. She stereo types those that want to obey God. That know truth, that see the error of doing some things. And she calls it “legalism.”
She refers to Isaiah 44:5 and makes reference that its o.k. to have a tattoo, basically because God did it. Which is wrong, the scripture does not promote marking of the skin, it talks about just writing. Subscribing.
She says that it says; That it is tattooed; “I belong to the Lord”. It does not say that. See it from a Holy King James bible. But this is what it says:
“One shall say, I am the Lord’s; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel.”
Isaiah 44:5 KJV
It does not say tattoo, and she says it does. Please see this.
Again, she makes a reference, that God is promoting it, because He tattooed your name on his hand. The scripture does not say that. It says “graven” How can anybody compare how God writes?
BEHOLD I HAVE GRAVEN THEE UPON THE PALMS OF MY HANDS; THY WALLS ARE CONTINUALLY BEFORE ME. ISAIAH 49:16 KJV.
And to mock, what it says from one scripture to the next, is very dangerous. When she gives an example of God putting earrings, on one, group, but getting angry with the next. Where is the fear of God? To see, His ways are not our ways. She is judging God Himself, in His motives.
Leviticus 20:28 is a reference she gives, its not there. That scripture does not exist in my King James bible. Check. Look it up, listen to the video very carefully. Its not there as a point of reference. About making marks for the dead. That she gives.
That scripture reference is not specific to tattoos, but Leviticus 19:28 is:
“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.”
Leviticus 19:28 KJV
A tattoo is a mark on the flesh.
I think what bothers me so very, very much, is first of all she is not using a Holy Bible. As a teacher, as a so called pastor of the word of God, her word is corrupt. And I won’t debate it, but her scripture references, are from bibles, that have been changed. Corrupted. She uses references of scripture, but they are not from the King James. As she quotes scripture. And if this does not show anybody, how wrong it is to use different bibles, then I don’t know what to say to you.
She admits, she picks what she wants, and leaves what she wants out of scripture. Listen to the video. She says it quickly but she admits she does that. And I am paraphrasing her, When she says: “we pick and choose what we want and leave out what we want.” Well she does, she leaves out truth, Gods truth.
She promotes getting a tattoo, and also promotes pushing “religious” people off the cliff. She states she is on the verge of getting a tattoo, and actually defying what Leviticus 19:28 states.
But to promote throwing people off of a cliff, and get it over with….That’s evil. That’s not love. To make religious demons mad? Who gave her that authority? It’s just wrong folks.
Does she not know her words are recorded in the book of life? It is for all of us. We will be judged.
The subliminal message, in there is to attack others, who do not think or believe like she does. And again, that is just pure evil. Christ told us, in John 13:34-35, that we would be known by the love we have for one another. This is what my King James bible says:
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
John 13:34-35 KJV
The whole motive of her subliminal message is to disobey God. To make herself the example to have pretty clothes, make up, and a tattoo.
In the King James scriptures it talks about vanity. And if she gets a tattoo, she is using herself for you to be disobedient in that. Because she is making herself even here in the video an example.
“And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them.”
2 Kings 17:15 KJV
She talks about Laughing, well, the scripture says, it is better to be sorrowful. Then to have laughter. She talks about people and that they want to see you happy? Well, food for thought…What about what God wants? See, you need to see that, she totally disregards the incentive to try and please God. And that’s just wrong.
“Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.”
Ecclesiastes 7:3 KJV
Her whole message, really does not promote, drawing close to God. To repent. To obey God, and His laws. To see the error of ones ways. It actually is defiant. Prideful, to say one’s ways, are right, and there is a great danger to that. Because God is not mocked.
See we really cannot have joy, or peace, if we are wicked. Or more importantly as God has called us, to be in holiness. There is no holiness, without Gods law. Without obedience. Without repentance. And a changing of ways.
A true sense of soul searching, with repentance, a hunger for God, and His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, to please Him, is the only one who can do that.
To even take her thoughts to heart, is so disturbing to me, because I have learned the hard way to get right with God, one needs to take His laws to heart.
Now the concept between religion, and relationship with Christ is this. Religion is rules, regulations, traditions, made by men, and groups. But if you are being legal, which God has given us His law, to follow, that is relationship. We can only have relationship with Christ, when we repent, obey God, and pray, and seek Him in that relationship. Pleasing God. Avoiding religion, well what she promotes, is Joyce Meyers religion.
I think what also bothers me, and that’s why I am writing about it, is basically she is promoting, dismissing the law, because it makes one act in legalism. And that’s like saying, I am right, you are wrong, to God Himself, and it’s a turn off to be obedient to God.
She challenges the “law” And that’s dangerous, these are Gods laws. He is legal. And holiness cannot be obtained, unless we follow Gods laws. So again, call me legal. Because I love His law. I see that it protects me. I see, that by trying, and yes I fail, but I see, that if I attempt to obey Him, He will extend grace. But you cannot disregard the law.
The thought, many Christians have is that the law, is abolished. That we are free from the law. God did not flip flop from the Old Testament, to the New Testament. He does not change. We do. The only law we are free from, is the law of sin and death. Not Gods commandments.
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”
Romans 8:2 KJV
There are many scriptures that attest to being legal with God. And that if we even keep Gods law, we are happy.
PROVERBS 29:18 King James
WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH: BUT HE THAT KEEPETH THE LAW, HAPPY IS HE.
You know, I want to be happy in God’s law, so call me legalistic.
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. (Psalms 40:8 KJV)
He tells us, not to forsake His law. So that means if you want to please God, you get legalistic. Because He is the example to follow.
For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. (Proverbs 4:2 KJV)
The doctrine she teaches us, warns us according to King James scripture, is don’t follow people like that. I will not follow Joyce Meyers. I follow Christ. She is a terrible role model for Christ. And one should never follow a person any way.
No matter what, they propose. We are to follow Christ. This is why you need to get the truth yourself. Get a King James bible, and learn. What Gods laws are, yourself. Thats the only way you will grow.
And that is going to upset some, here, but I state it because its wrong.
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. (Romans 16:17 KJV)
I don’t judge anybody that might have a tattoo, I really don’t. I have met some very nice people who have tattoos, even family members. But if we really want to please God, we know what the scripture says.
We know, if we want to clean the slate, we repent. God won’t hold it against you, if you repent. But the direction she takes in this, is very self-serving. And that comes from hell itself. The devil was always about the devil. Self.
What she proposes… is that It is not humble, it is not remorseful, to know and admit, the error of one making a mistake, in even getting a tattoo. The scriptures, when they are truth, will bring light, to help us see the error of our ways. But I see nothing like that, from her message.
And its sad. I don’t judge her, but I am called to warn, even the righteous. Who think this is right.
Its not right folks, its wrong. And if you think I am judging. Read Ezekiel 33 from a King James it says we are to warn. I am warning here. I am loving my brothers and sisters in Christ, so they know the difference. Love warns. You would too, if you saw someone near the fire. The fire of hell itself. If you knew the truth. Her thoughts are very disturbing.
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: (Proverbs 6:23 KJV
In conclusion, knowing, that the truth sets us and let the redeemed of the Lord say so. I have been redeemed, so I say so.
I may very well get challenged by some of you, who support her, love her, and you know what you need to do, is pray for her. Arguing with me, will not resolve this. I know what the Holy Scriptures says.
But I won’t debate or argue about this with anybody. I will ignore comments on this. I know that I just have to write this. My motive is to please God. And if it really helps someone to see the truth, then praise be to God. I praise God anyway…
PSALMS 107:20 KING JAMES
LET THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO, WHOM HE HATH REDEEMED FROM THE HAND OF THE ENEMY.
JOHN 8:32 KJV.
AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE.
Just ask yourself, with what I have shared, and what you can see, from the video yourself, why would anyone promote to you, that you disobey God? Look at the fruit folks, this is how you will know them.
Matthew 7:20 WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM.
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In Christ, by Elena Ramirez
Why Is Favor Deceitful? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez
FAVOR IS DECEITFUL, AND BEAUTY IS VAIN: BUT A WOMAN THAT FEARETH THE LORD, SHE SHALL BE PRAISED. Proverbs 31:30. KJV.
I have to say first, that I fear God. I have learned that, in my journey of life. I know there are consequences to sin. I know, that I have reaped what I have sowed, many times. So I fear God. I fear the one, who can part heaven and earth on my behalf. I fear God, who has the final say, as to whether or not Heaven or hell is my home for eternity. I fear God. I have learned this.
Yet there is grace, and there is a compassion, and mercy, that God extends, but I have to be honest. Thats favor.
And I always want to make you think…. Even as I ask this question. Why is favor Deceitful? For the above scripture says it is. And I believe Gods King James word.
Thats why this blog is called, “Just My Thoughts”, but I know its not me, its God, and He gives me the inspiration, I do have. I call that favor. And I really study His word, to pray, to have the mind of Christ. But I don’t take it for granted, because I know its a gift. And if He favors me to do that, I want to do it, at my best ability, for His glory. But I also realize….
In my own personal life….
Favor, has not been a strong force in my life. Even according to the worlds standards. Doors haven’t flung open. People, and help has not come my way. Money has not been a great favor either. And maybe thats good. Things, have not easily come to me.
Yet, He meets my every need. When I need. Thats favor as well. I am trying to find the balance in this, because I am grateful. But yet, I haven’t had great favor from people, even from family. Or friends, I realize. As I write this.
I have had my struggles, and I won’t go into all the details. But, on the subject of favor, and in my humble opinion, I just have a sense, even lately, that we can miss it. One can take things for granted. And I think thats a dangerous place to be.
You can miss it, if you have favor. And this is why I believe the scripture says it can be deceitful. It may handicap you so you don’t strive for the excellence, from God, in fear of God.
Because you think, you know what?
He loves me, this is a great life I live, and I have His favor. So you stop trying….
You stop trying to please God. You stop taking the commandments to heart. His law. You start puffing yourself up, like you are a know it all, or you might even think you are better then somebody else. So many people in our world, deny God, because they think its all about them, and that is just wrong.
And when I give an analogy, of why I feel even here, why favor can be deceitful, it is because it could, cause one, to stop growing.
Just think about it. Think about the beautiful people you know. People, that are handed things in life, without much of a struggle, they have favor. But when you look at them sometimes deeper, you realize like all of us, they have flaws. But yet, they think they are better. The light might be on, but who is inside?
The flaws, may not be on the outside, because they are beautiful. But inside, they are broken. But they might not see it. They are, content, even to say, that they don’t feel like they have to try. I have met people like that. I have met some people, who like to play at being dumb, and thats a dangerous place to be. They put the “duh” in dumb.
And they may even say they believe in God, but there is something, I see, and I relate it to scripture. That is missing, and is it because favor was deceitful?
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. II TIMOTHY 3:3-5. KJV (please see this from a King James, these same scriptures are out there, but they are corrupted word)
They deny the power thereof. I will repeat that, they deny the power thereof, because I think, they believe, the favor they have, or may I even say, the “grace” they have, makes them think they don’t have to even say, please or thank you.
They don’t have to try, they think its all a given. The favor. They think they deserve it. Just because they are on this earth. Wrong. Turn away from those kind of examples. And those kind of people, they should not be your role model. Jesus should be.
Do we deserve favor? I used to think I did. I used to think, I deserved it. I used to think, just because I served, God, I deserved it. But, at this point in my life, with all my own failures, and my own flaws, I don’t think I deserve favor any more.
Maybe thats sad, to expect it, or want it, and evens ay that here, but maybe its for the best, I have not had great favor. Now I know, I am the head, and not the tail. According to scripture, but I want to find the right balance, that pleases God.
Maybe, because I have learned the hard way, to work for what I have, to be my own person, in Christ, and not take anything for granted. To study who He is, personally. And see His attributes, His beautiful characteristics.
To not take a religious figure, and put them on a pedestal, because we all can miss it. Because that is also idolatry. And God gets jealous. But to just be thankful, for what I do have, and give God glory, because I see the difference.
See, grace and favor, are great, to have, and I am not an idiot, I would love it. But, I have learned, as well, that favor, can be deceitful. The enemy, can distract you, and have doors opened, that may make you, think its favor from God, but it may be a test. How about that idea? Hmm…..
I was just talking about this with a friend, lately, that, I am sometimes hard on myself. But, I would rather be hard on myself, and see the error of my ways, then to offer myself grace, and miss it.
I don’t want to miss being accountable to God and others. Growth can only happen when we see the error of our ways, repent to God, and in that process, perhaps apologize to someone, or try to make it up, in one way or another. But more to God. To change more like Christ. To get my eyes off of me, my problems, and look at how Christ relates to it.
But if you have constant favor, you might not try. So, you be the judge, in it, concerning your own life. Yes, I long for favor too, but in it, I just pray, I will not grow cold, indifferent, desensitized, or I will not get puffed up, or full of myself and forget where I came from.
This West side kid, from Denver, Colorado, knows her humble beginnings. I know where God has brought me, from. I know, I am nothing without Jesus. I know I hit rock bottom at one time. I know, that I fell through the cracks in many ways.
Maybe thats all the favor I need. Because He saved me. He reached out, and saved me. I will take it, and be thankful. I will also serve Him, for the rest of my life. Whether I have extra favor or not.
God already proved Himself to me, and I know it. He does not have to jump through hoops for me. I know He saved me, I know my God. And I also, know there is a lost world out there. I know, many need to see His light, and I will try and shine it.
And I pray if I ever get any more favor, I will always be mindful to consider those scriptures above, and not deny the power, thereof. Because then the scripture would be fulfilled to say that yes, favor is deceitful. And I don’t want favor to be deceitful in my life.
Just saying….in just these thoughts of mine.
Blessings and love,
Its a very sad thing, when you see and know a Pastor has been deceived by the devil.
When you see Pastors push people away from truth, from Gods true word. Its a sad thing, when you don’t see love. When you see Pastors, talk about other churches, and puff themselves up, as if they know the truth. But they do not see the error of their own ways.
We are called to love one another. And I know that there are things, we do not always agree on. But when a Pastor, does not have patience. Does not see the truth, the perspective from God himself. He no longer, is guided by God, or the Holy spirit. But by the devil himself.
They become deceived by the devil.
We are called to look at the fruit. By their fruit you will know them. I have been to so many churches, and I have searched, long, and hard, for truth. I have searched for love. Love that is holy from God. Love that is in line with Gods truth. Love that is compassionate as Christ is. Love that accepts all people. And encourages, people of all races to attend.
I know we are all different, we are all growing on the vine at different stages. But Christ said, we would be known by the love.
And there are some things I tolerate, in love, but doctrine, is not one thing I compromise on. I do search for a place, where King James word is. But where there is a balance in truth.
But when I see a pastor, or a church, where growth is not there. Something, is wrong. Its not Gods fault, but the pastor, or the leader of the church is not doing something.
I guess, I have had a taste of this or that, so with discernment, I know, what pleases God. By worship, by prayer, at the beginning of a service, so the Holy Spirit, can have full control. By love. For if love comes from the pulpit, it would flow to the whole congregation.
When Pastors, are not patient, in even disagreeing, what does that say? If they do not communicate, when spoken to…If they accuse members of discord, and insist they are protecting the congregation, yet, pushing someone away who is sincerely, asking, for guidance, and they are reprimanded, just because they ask, thats not love.
This according to Jeremiah 23;1 is scattering the body of Christ. It is not unity, but it is causing division. A house divided cannot stand. Christ warned us, that they would push us out of our churches. Out of their synagogues. This is a Pharisee spirit. Beware.
He told us, these things. It does not make one feel better, but we know.
It is a sad state, we are all in, as the body of Christ. And it very well does make me understand, why many people stop going to church. Religion, is a very strange thing. When people embrace, “religious” principles, that go against the word of God, they are thereby making their own rules, regulations, and traditions. And they lose something. They are losing, truth, their emotions, they are losing relationship. Relationship with Christ. They are creating their own religion.
They lose the guidance of the Holy spirit, by the truth. Yes, it has to be truth, Gods holy King James word. To take the responsibility, as a Pastor, I am sure would be a very difficult job. Yet, with God guiding, I know it would be easy. He says, take my yoke it is easy.
But it is sad, when the truth, is picked over, or the gospel is watered down. And instead there is a tickling of the ears. To please people. Or to please just the pastor. Himself. But not God. Theres always a balance, and a false balance, is an abomination to God.
To lose balance, of truth, to lose balance, and accept, that salvation is secure, is not in fear of God. Its not taking to heart the many scriptures, that God has given us. Salvation can be lost. Folks, salvation, is a gift. But it is a contract. We have our part. God did His part, by sending His son to die for us. Christ did His part, by going on the cross, being obedient, to the Father.
But we have our part, we are to work out our salvation, with trembling, and fear. Fear of God. For He is the one who will judge us. He is the one, who can either allow us in heaven or hell. But it is by what we did on this earth.
We all sin, we all come short of the glory of God. Repentance, is what keeps you secure. Obedience to God. Do not forget that, no matter what you get out of this. Remember repentance, is what keeps the slate clean. In fear of God.
Never take that for granted. If you do not see altar calls, for the lost, the broken, the backslider, to come to the altar to repent. That is a church, where the pastor is being disobedient. Don’t go there. When you see communion is not served. In remembrance of Christ. Don’t go there. If you see, God is not invited at the beginning of the service to have full reign, to guide that service, in prayer. Don’t go there. If you see, worship, is not encouraged, don’t go there. Worship must be always to please… the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. If you do not see prayer, for one another, and it is not encouraged, then don’t go there. If you see, the pastor, does not encourage everyone, in their own gifts and callings don’t go there. If you see the message, turns into a prosperity message, and someone twists and claims scripture for self, but dismisses salvation. Run….don’t follow them. Follow Christ.
If you do not see the pastor, love the people, but hides, and is evasive, run from that church. If you see, the scorner, the person, that thinks they are only right, but everybody else is wrong, at the pulpit, run from that church.
If you see, someone else being denied freedom of speech, or does not let someone express themselves, this is mind control. We all need to communicate now, and then, this is not discord, just because you talk. To another brother or sister in Christ. Or because you have different ideas. For someone who would take this stance, is very insecure themselves. This is someone, if they could would burn you at the stake if they could.
Instead, of talking, or communicating to someone, in love but putting someone down. This kind of spirit is trying to take away your own ability to think on your own. This is someone who does not embrace freedom to be themselves. Or others.
If someone has no respect to your pace, as to where you are, as a baby Christian, or as, even a seasoned Christian, or as just someone who wants to learn in Christ, or wants to understand the church, and are called, disrespectful, troublemakers, or someone causing discord, these kind of pastors are not walking in love. And, in Christ. We all need to ask questions, and love each other. If you don’t see the love run.
You don’t have to deny someone a right to think to be a leader. You don’t have to hit someone with the Bible, or hit someone back in the head with the Bible. Just because they disagree. Sure share word, and again, I only suggest King James word, because other versions are corrupt, and no longer holy or anointed, but share love, more then anything.
Run from them. Don’t let someone control your mind, or your soul, by being a part of them. By even being a member of that. It flows from the top, and it will flow to you, and decay your soul.
Salvation should always be the goal of the pastor. And the goal to bring the backslider back to the throne of God. If you do not see it, this is a dead church.
Sometimes it takes a while to see the signs. But God will protect you. Just stay obedient to God. Even if you don’t see love from the pulpit. Even if you have been rejected. Even if you were misunderstood.
Stay true to God. Pray for that pastor, for you see, they have been deceived. Pray for the members of that church. You see, they are Gods lambs. Not the pastor, who is disobedient to God. He sees the wolf in sheeps clothing. Just stay true to God, do not get discouraged.
God loves you, and He will guide you. You don’t wish or hope anything bad for anybody. But you know what God says.
For, it is a sad thing, when you know, truth, and love, and you see something from the pulpit that is not of God.
Just depart, and walk in peace. And always stay humble, and pray. You may be sad, or broken hearted, because it is a sad thing. To see, division, to see disobedience, to see religion, raise its ugly head, and call it Gods truth.
But you know who you are in Christ, and you choose to walk in love. Walk away.
Remember, if you have been accused, or hurt by someone, remember, Christ will stand by the accused. If they are innocent. If they are being obedient to Him. You see the devil, will use an accuser but that accuser has a place right in hell.
Sad, sometimes the devil will use a Pastor, to be an accuser. And they don’t see it, because they think they are right. And they scatter the church. This happens, when a Pastor is deceived by the devil.
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. 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. REVELATION 12:10-11.
WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE. SAITH THE LORD. THEREFORE THUS SAITH THE LORD OF ISRAEL AGAINST THE PASTORS THAT FEED BY PEOPLE. YE 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. JEREMIAH 23:1 KJV.
FOR THE PASTORS ARE BECOME BRUTISH, AND HAVE NOT SOUGHT THE LORD: THEREFORE THEY SHALL NOT PROSPER, AND ALL THEIR FLOCKS SHALL BE SCATTERED. JEREMIAH 10:21 KJV.
MANY PASTORS HAVE DESTROYED MY VINEYARD, THEY HAVE TRODDEN MY PORTION UNDER FOOT, THEY HAVE MADE MY PLEASANT PORTION A DESOLATE WILDERNESS. THEY HAVE MADE IT DESOLATE, AND BEING DESOLATE IT MOURNETH UNTO ME, THE WHOLE LAND IS MADE DESOLATE, BECAUSE NO MAN LAYETH IT TO HEART. JEREMIAH 12:10-11. KJV.
Christ saved me, as I repented. You see, I was saved at an early age. But I sinned, after that. But if I had died, before repenting, I know, I would have found hell as my destination.
But I overcame the enemy, even now, by the blood of the lamb. By Gods truth. Not mine, but His. By rededicating myself. By repenting. By my testimony to the mercy of God, in salvation.
These things, I have experienced. But I so know the difference friends. If you need prayer, or kindness, feel free to write to me. I will lift you up to the Father. I will try to be someone to put salve on your own wounds, to ease your pain, because I do understand. And I am healed in Christ.
Blessings, and love in Christ,
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.