Today, I turned on the television, and there was a man on television, and he said, I have some tips to develop your spirituality.
Well, of course, my ears perked up.
But as soon, as he said what he said, following that, I turned it to another channel.
In fact, I won’t even repeat what he said. Because the first thing he said, did not honor God. In fact, I would go so far, that this was not even humanistic, or self motivation talk, but it came from the pits of hell. And I thought, wow, the devil really goes out and tries to recruit people. He definitely was a false prophet. Dressed up in a priests outfit. But how do people know that there are false prophets if they don’t know truth? And if they don’t know truth, they will fall for that baloney. So maybe you will see this, and read it, to know truth.
As you yourself search to seek and develop your spirituality. You need to search for truth. Embrace, it, hold onto it, and let it be your guide in inspiration, and knowing the Holy spirit.
The very first thing, in any of our lives, is to seek God. As simple as that sounds. Its true.
First fruits, will produce from that seed thereafter….What is the first thing we do when it comes to God?
We should seek Him. To seek only to know Him. And no one else. To love Him, with all our hearts, soul, and mind. Because He is a jealous God. Seek the creator, not the creation. Seek to know His ways. Seek His commandments, starting with the ten commandments. Seek truth.
In my walk, my spiritual walk. I know, those that WORSHIP HIM, seek Him, in SPIRIT and in TRUTH.
JOHN 4:24 GOD IS A SPIRIT: AND THEY THAT WORSHIP HIM MUST WORSHIP HIM SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.
When we worship and seek to know the King of Kings. We are doing so, because He holds our life, in His hands, so with gratitude, we thank Him, and hope to bless Him for the many blessings, in who He is, and that can only come from truth. We want to give Him glory.
Why do you think I am always so adamant to promote the King James bible? Because it is anointed, and holy, and pure. As God is, I believe. When you worship God you are worshipping a pure, and holy spirit, that has no sin, that has no evil intentions, and is not compromised. So you want a holy bible, to link you to God, in that spirituality. When we read a King James Bible, the truth, has not been corrupted, or changed, preserved, and stored in heaven.
Please forget the concept or idea, that God will speak to you as you understand Him, from these perverted Bibles. And that it is archaic language. The Holy spirit, is to bring the interpretation. II Peter 1;20-21.
KNOWING THIS FIRST, THAT NO PROPHECY OF THE SCRIPTURE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION. FOR THE PROPHECY CAME NOT IN OLD TIME BY THE WILL OF MAN: BUT HOLY MEN OF GOD SPAKE AS THEY WERE MOVED BY THE HOLY GHOST.
The thoughts, that give so much understanding truly do come from the Holy Spirit. But you won’t know that, unless you have something to base that search on. And that is the King James bible.
It is preserved here on earth, for you to have something to guide you in your spiritual walk. There are so many scriptures, that warn us of this, to be careful about which word to choose….but if one is reading from a corrupted bible, they will miss it. In the search.
See, the goal is to purify our spirits. When we obey truth, through the Holy Spirit, our lives are changed by His love. So we must be born again. And that can only happen through Jesus Christ. Let this scripture speak to your spirit.
SEEING YE HAVE PURIFIED YOUR SOULS IN OBEYING THE TRUTH THROUGH THE SPIRIT UNTO UNFEIGNED LOVE OF THE BRETHREN SEE THAT YE LOVE ONE ANOTHER WITH A PURE HEART FERVENTLY: BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED, BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE, BY THE WORD OF GOD, WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER. I Peter 1:22-23.
Repentance, and acceptance of Jesus Christ begins that process. To clean the slate, to see that our spirits are dark without Christ. That we are blind, and lost without Him to guide our spirits.
We are spiritual beings. We are linked to God, because He created us. But there is only one way to God, and that is through Jesus Christ. See John 14:6. King James.
Yes, you have heard from many of these flaky motivational speakers, that there are many ways to God, but that is so wrong. There is not. And they will stand before God, for these lies, that twist, and pervert truth. They will be accountable. In fact we all will. This is why it is so important to make it right before God now. While we are on earth.
God had a plan, and when he saw, that mankind sinned, in the beginning, he in His plan, brought forth Jesus Christ to be that way, to deliver us from our sins.
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. JOHN 3:16. KING JAMES.
Friends, this journey we all take, can cause us to get lost, if we do not make loving the Father, our God through Jesus Christ, in obedience. Such an important aspect to this. And in loving one another. Seeing the deception, and seeing, to seek God is the only way we truly can develop our spirits.
So many choose others paths that take them off the way, off of Christs way, to seek their spiritualism, that they lose their way. And that is exactly the devils goal. When sin occurred, God did not want Adam and Eve, to eat from the tree of good and evil. He wanted to spare them that. Some people think all knowledge is good to know. Its not. When you learn or seek to learn anything but who God is, that is evil. And for the intentions that many have, they actually are designating their souls to go to hell.
Why do you think so many of us, warn you even about Halloween? Because it affects your spirit. It leads you to darkness, when you take part of the festivities of this evil holiday, meant for the devil himself.
Think of it this way. Gods Holy word is spiritual food, but we are not called to eat that food from the devils table and the Lords table. Only the Lords table. Do a search even here, on your own, with a King James Bible. I could list it for you, but you have to get into the habit of searching yourself for truth. So it will mean more. But here is the scripture reference: I Corinthians 10:21
The fear of God, to stay away from anything but knowing Him, and serving Him protects your soul. Your body, your spirit.
And I have to just say, how important the fear of God is…. Even when we don’t know. He does. And fearing God protects you. Sometimes, when I listen to my bible, on audio, I shake. Because of who He is. I see, how important fearing God is, to protect my own spirit. It keeps me in line. His line.
Generations, have reaped curses, because they disregarded our Lord, our Fathers truth. And maybe you can even see, the lack in your own life. Seeing you are lost. Seeing you are in trouble. Well there is a solution.
It is better to be in hot water with God, so the scum of sin, will rise up, and cleanse you, by who Christ is. By His blood. By His sacrifice. So your spirit can be cleansed.
Friends, I know I am meant to bring you truth. And what you do with truth, is your own choice, and decision. But if your heart, is not steadfast to seek God, and only God you will miss the truth.
I probably could go and on, about this, bringing scripture up, but you have to search. If you do not search correctly, or make Jesus your Lord and savior. And repent, and really search to please God, you will miss it. And to make the conscious effort to stay away from evil.
Please, heed my warning. Stop using any other bible, then a King James. I can only attest to the difference, it makes in our lives. You see I was lost, I was in darkness, and even when I searched, I had to repent. Repentance is good for the spirit. But His holy word, comes alive to me, just this morning, I opened my King James Bible, (yes I do that), and I let Him speak to me. As I read…And He does.
May God guide you, I pray you find out who you are meant to be by obeying God. By loving Him, by seeking Him, in spirit and in truth.
May your spirits goal is to please Father, and that it would go well with you, and yes your loved ones.
Please share this post, you have no idea, who it may touch, but God does, and HE remembers to bless those for giving Him glory.
Blessings, and love in Christ,
The first reason, is because it is “THE Holy Bible.”
It is anointed, it is preserved by God in that holiness, and set apart for our use, for 400 years.
I just feel led to write this. I know it is part of my gift and calling to write truth, but this truth, has to be said, over, and over again. To as many people as I can reach. In obedience to God. I am in awe myself, that He has taught me this. But that is how good God is. He can use any one, that is committed to Him, His truth, and love. This is what I will be known for. For promoting and defending, with love, the King James bible. Because I do love it. It has given me Faith. See my book. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com
I love searching for a Key word, a holy word, an anointed word, to write it, or for it to minister to me, or someone else. There is nothing like Gods promises, and when you have been at the bottom of the barrel like I was, you can appreciate it, for what it is! Oh I love Gods Holy word, and it has made me fall in love more and more with my creator, God almighty, and His dear Son, our Lord Jesus, by the Holy spirit.
You probably know the history of the King James Bible. But if you do not, it was first published in 1611. That is a long time, for God to set apart His Holy word.
The Bible has been preserved, and stored, in heaven and on earth. God has throughout time, protected this word, and kept it in tact. Why? Because He wants us to have something, that is in tact. And it is His voice. There are many people who dispute this, and the authenticity, but yet it has withstood time.
So that tells me, even in my King James Bible, that God has had a purpose for preserving it.
THE WORDS OF THE LORD ARE PURE WORDS, AS SILVER TRIED IN A FURNACE OF EARTH, PURIFIED SEVEN TIMES. THOU SHALT PRESERVE THEM FROM THIS GENERATION FOR EVER. PSALMS 12:6-7.
BUT THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, WHICH ARE NOW, BY THE SAME WORD ARE KEPT IN STORE, RESERVED UNTO FIRE AGAINST THE DAY OF JUDGMENT AND PERDITION OF UNGODLY MEN. BUT BELOVED BE NOT IGNORANT OF THIS ONE THING, THAT ONE DAY IS WITH THE LORD AS A THOUSAND YEARS, AND A THOUSAND YEARS AS ONE DAY. II PETER 3:7-8.
So we see in just these two above scriptures, that God has preserved His word. And that timing, Gods timing is different then ours, as we look at history. Its as if He just spoke it a moment ago. He tells us do not change, add, or delete anything from His holy word.
YE SHALL NOT ADD UNTO THE WORD WHICH I COMMAND YOU, NEITHER SHALL YE DIMINISH OUGHT FROM IT, THAT YE MAY KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD YOUR GOD WHICH I COMMAND YOU. Deuteronomy 4:2.
EVERY WORD OF GOD IS PURE: HE IS A SHIELD UNTO THEM THAT PUT THEIR TRUST IN HIM. ADD THOU NOT UNTO HIS WORDS, LEST HE REPROVE THEE AND THOU BE FOUND A LIAR. Proverbs 30:5-6.
And this last scripture which is at the end of the book of Revelation, warns us, that one could lose their Salvation, (name removed from the Book of Life and denial into the Holy city) and the things they want from a Bible they will not get, (healings, guidance, etc.) with also the mention of curses, that can come. Please see this, in fear of God.
FOR I TESTIFY UNTO EVERY MAN THAT HEARETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK, IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS, GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK: AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY, GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY, AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK. Revelation 22:18-19.
I mention fear of God. And I believe, even with a heavy heart, in trying to understand God, I know, that His ways are not our ways. This is also scriptural, King James scriptural. If you understand that it is healthy to fear God, you get wisdom. For that is the beginning of it, you can get knowledge.
THEN SHALT THOU UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD, AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. Proverbs 2:5.
THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM: AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLY IS UNDERSTANDING. Proverbs 9:10.
The fear of God is in many places of the Bible. It is there in the King James, over, and over, again. I don’t think people can catch that fear of God, unless they obey God. According to His standards. Because if they miss it, they will miss “true” knowledge, and true understanding. To get wisdom. And without fear of God, one cannot truly learn. Sadly it is not taught in the body of Christ. I do not hear Pastors mention it.
Sad this talks about the pastors who do not obey God. Know truth yourself from a King James Bible. Many scriptures are missing from other bibles. Now there are corrupted words that were once holy changed.
But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. (Jeremiah 23:22 KJV)
And, so, when I use a King James Bible, I am aware of the voice. That comes from this Holy bible. I want to hear His voice. I don’t want to hear another voice then His. I am aware His standards, His ways are different.
Christ told us, that His sheep would know His voice and to another, they would not follow.
MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME: John 10:27.
To many they believe the voice of God, does not speak to them, in the “archaic” sounds, that come from the King James. They dispute it, they want to understand, His voice, on their terms, not His. So they use all these different Bible versions, that actually are not His voice, and actually corrupt Holy scripture.
But if you know your Bible, your King James bible, you find these truth’s and revelations, that bring understanding and knowledge, with wisdom to know.
Scripture is to be kept in tact, and scripture is not up for private interpretation, as to what has happened, with introducing ALL of these Bible versions.
And I will just say it right up front. None of these versions are Holy. They cannot be. Look at this scripture, and see again, God telling us, that scripture, was given to the Holy men of God, that He chose. It is not up for yours or my, private interpretation. On our terms. God does not change. We change. But God does not.
WE HAVE ALSO A MORE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY, WHEREUNTO YE DO WELL THAT YE TAKE HEED, AS UNTO A LIGHT THAT SHINETH IN A DARK PLACE, UNTIL THE DAY DAWN, AND THE DAY STAR ARISE IN YOUR YOUR HEARTS. KNOWING THIS FIRST, THAT NO PROPHECY OF THE SCRIPTURE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION. FOR THE PROPHECY CAME NOT IN OLD TIME BY THE WILL OF MAN: BUT HOLY MEN OF GOD SPAKE AS THEY WERE MOVED BY THE HOLY GHOST. II Peter 1:20-21.
Do you see that underlined word. It says a “sure” word. There are many scriptures, that give us the clues, to see this with understanding. They are here and there. Its as if, God gave us this manual to life, but every now and then one does see the warnings, about His word, and about the deception that can come in. etc.
In Romans 1, it talks about the gospel. Paul wrote it. But he was a holy man of God. But even in his words, he warns us.
FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN, WHO HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. Romans 1:18
WHO CHANGED THE TRUTH OF GOD INTO A LIE, AND WORSHIPPED AND SERVED THE CREATURE MORE THAN THE CREATOR, WHO IS BLESSED FOR EVER. AMEN. Romans 1:25.
I do recommend you read the whole chapter, but just in these two verses, we see how truth, can be held in unrighteousness. Are you holding an unholy bible, that is unrighteous, because it has been changed, corrupted? Do you see, that they changed the truth of God into a lie, and they are serving the creature, (the devil) more then the creator?
I have said this before, and I said it in my last post. But where else, would the devil deceive the whole world, but by changing a holy word, into trash. So that people will find a scripture, and it will be part truth, but part lie, because it was corrupted.
And scripture tells us, in Revelation 12:9 that the enemy will deceive the whole world. (Read it from a King James)
But this will not happen to those who obey God. And I believe it starts in the Bible we use. We are told in many other scriptures, let no man deceive you. Christ warned us. Christ told us, many would come in His name, but they were wolves in sheeps clothing. This is one reason why I will not listen to someone who will not use a King James. Because whether they know it or not, they are using a corrupt word. I don’t want that anointing of deception to flow down to me. In the plan of the devils deception.
Paul again, knew, by the Holy spirit and prompting from God, that this would happen. Its like he says and I am paraphrasing, the gospel will be perverted.
I MARVEL THAT YE ARE SO SOON REMOVED FROM HIM THAT CALLED YOU INTO THE GRACE OF CHRIST UNTO ANOTHER GOSPEL: WHICH IS NOT ANOTHER; BUT THERE BE SOME THAT TROUBLE YOU, AND WOULD PERVERT THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST. BUT THOUGH WE, OR AN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN, PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL UNTO YOU THAT THAT WHICH WE HAVE PREACHED UNTO YOU, LET HIM BE ACCURSED. AS WE SAID BEFORE SO SAY I NOW AGAIN, IF ANY MAN PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL UNTO YOU THAN THAT YE HAVE RECEIVED, LET HIM, BE ACCURSED. FOR DO I NOW PERSUADE MEN, OR GOD, OR DO I SEEK TO PLEASE MEN? FOR IF I YET PLEASED MEN, I SHOULD NOT BE THE SERVANT OF CHRIST. Galatians 1:10
I don’t know about you, but I am a servant of Christ. So I see…So many, have perverted, and changed the gospel of Christ, into a new age thought, that has lost its holiness. There are curses with that, as the scripture states. And I know I am on the right path. Because I do get a lot of disputes, and denial of this truth. Its like people cannot see the discrepancies. Of missing scriptures, of context changed, because the content is changed to reflect context that is not holy. It is disobedience.
God will let us believe the Lie, if we do not obey.
AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE. II Thessalonians 2:11.
And I think it is because one is trusting in words that do lie.
BEHOLD YE TRUST IN LYING WORDS, THAT CANNOT PROFIT. JEREMIAH 7:8
I don’t want to be one of those who corrupt truth, but bring the light of truth to it. For Gods glory.
FOR WE ARE NOT AS MANY, WHICH CORRUPT THE WORD OF GOD: BUT AS OF SINCERITY, BUT AS OF GOD, IN THE SIGHT OF GOD SPEAK WE IN CHRIST. II Corinthians 2:17.
So I see, many Christians and they do not know their bibles. Gods holy word, always trumps mans thoughts. Truth, sadly should not be debated. Because it does stand on its own merit. But we are not on the same page with God.
But in obedience to God, and to help people see the truth, I write all of this to defend and to promote the King James bible.
I have been told to do more research, and my thought is this, why go to all that bother to prove anything else, when the truth is in that bible? I have compared, and researched. Do people not have faith in that lump? Do they not know God can give them the understanding? To understand the scriptures. But I do continually ask God to give me the understanding or scriptures to bring this all to the light.
And so recently, the Lord brought to my attention, that all these versions did not come out until recently. So we all had a Holy word, in the King James, that was the main lump to use, yet many did not open their bibles. This bible was always in my mother and fathers possession. But in this last generation, we see many departed from truth. They did not teach their children in fear of God, to hold that bible, as the main bible for holiness, and the anointing. Because this generation and I see it, so many choose a version, that has no holiness or anointing.
The NIV according to my research shows that in 1965 scholars were hired to begin this task of creating this version. In 1978 they completed it. But it was revised again in 1984 and 2011.
Gee, they could not get it right after the first time, but they still corrupted it….what makes them think God changed His mind about not doing anything to it?
In 1982 the New King James was published in its corrupted completion.
That was not that long ago. When you go to the store, it is hard to find, anything but these two versions in quantity. Now I know the Geneva Bible and the Greek and Hebrew bible are now on the market.
There is a term, for those who do use the Greek and Hebrew bible, as their source. Its is called “Nicholaism” It is based on Revelation 2:6, and and Revelation 2:15 KJV.
And many would dispute that they are the original transcripts of the Bible. But to be honest with you. Because of what my King James says, Lord only knows what is in these bibles as well. Because they were not in existence, as well years ago. You could not go buy one. So I don’t go to those ones that could be marketed as truth, when I have had my King James bible, since I was a little girl.
My thought is this…4oo years is a long time to me, to prove its authenticity. And no I am not 400 years. (smile)
When I first received my Salvation, in 1965. I was given II Timothy 2:15 from a King James. STUDY TO SHEW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.
And I took this scripture to heart, but read on, and see the warnings again. BUT SHUN PROFANE AND VAIN BABBLINGS: FOR THEY WILL INCREASE UNTO MORE UNGODLINESS. AND THEIR WORD WILL EAT AS DOTH A CANKER OF WHOM IS HYENAEUS AND PHILETUS; WHO CONCERNING THE TRUTH HAVE ERRED, SAYING THAT THE RESURRECTION IS PAST ALREADY; AND OVERTHROW THE FAITH OF SOME. NEVERTHE LESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE, HAVING THIS SEAL, THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS. AND LET EVERYONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST DEPART FROM INIQUITY. II TIMOTHY 2:15-19.
And I really took those scripture to heart. But I know for me, in my own growth, one has to repent. One has to obey, to grow, and one has to depart from evil, and iniquity. I repented, when God brought this truth to me. Because I had used the NIV. And I want you to know, I dreamt I was showered in light.
These versions to me are evil. Because again where else would the enemy deceive and get away with it.
Now you can dispute my thoughts. You can get angry with me, but I don’t care. I know this as truth. I know that I know this is truth. And all I can do is try to show someone the discrepancies. I don’t judge you. Thats not my job. But if I get you to judge yourself, to see the discrepancies, to see, the warnings God has given us, then I am doing my job.
But this is why I promote, and defend the King James Bible. And adamantly….
If I get you to see that the Holy word of God from the King James stands, then I am doing the right thing. If I get you to see, that salvation can be lost without the fear of God, then I am doing my job. If I get you to see, that using these corrupt versions, does not have the true voice of Christ, but by some dude or dudette, that is not Christs voice, then I am doing my job. Then you will see, and depart from iniquity, and use a Holy Bible.
If I get you to see, more then anything, that the deity of Christ is taken away little by little in these versions, then I am doing my job. Because enough of the devil, trying to steal the glory from God! This is how it all began, with the devil trying to steal the glory from God.
And if we as believers, do not see this, and do not defend and hold up the Holy word of God, the King James, it is a shame!
So yes, I want you to grow, I want you to hear Christs true voice, but more then anything, and more then anything I want in my life….
I want God to be glorified in truth! For this will save souls! For what Christ did for each and every one of us, on that cross, for by His stripes we are healed. Again King James scriptural. Isaiah 53:5.
But this is my disclaimer, I am not going to argue with you or anybody about this. Either take it as truth, or reject it. Thats between you and God. But I do pray, you would see this. I do pray, in obedience to God, we would all take this to truth, and be on the same page, with our Lord. And that page is from the King James Bible…..
I do have a suggestion, read all of Psalms 119, from a King James. Do your own research. See the discrepancies, as you compare bibles, but do not, just ignore this plea, and warnings that God gives us.
Ask God to open your eyes to the truth.
Yes I want you to believe me. But more then anything, I want you to believe God. In faith.
OPEN THOU MINE EYES, THAT I MAY BEHOLD WONDROUS THINGS OUT OF THY LAW. PSALMS 119:18
Blessings, and love,
p.s. for those who want to argue with me, please see this post.
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I recently went to go see the movie Unbroken. Directed by Angelina Jolie. I had heard a lot of hype about it, so I decided to go and see it myself.
The story line from what I had heard really interested me, about what this man went through, and suffered, and that he was a Christian.
But I also heard, that his Christianity was not really mentioned too much in the movie. That concerned me, because as a testimony it should give glory to God. I had heard Mr. Franklin Graham, say on television, that a chapter was missing. The chapter, where he went to one of Mr. Grahams revivals and Mr. Louis Zamperini gave his heart to Christ. So I thought, oh no, here we go again, Hollywood is leaving God out of it.
But, that was not the case. Angelina Jolie, did a beautiful job, in portraying this mans life. His struggles, his brothers influence, his sense as a child, that he could not do anything. It showed his great accomplishment to enter into the Olympics. And that he was very gifted. He did not see that, but his brothers influence, really helped him. It is a story of learning great strength, and hope in a time of adversity. This man learned, if he could “take it, he could make it.” This is what his brother taught him.
Then he went to serve our country. And in doing so, he found himself, in a lot of trouble, when the plane they were flying in, crashed, after being attacked from the air patrol, they were in to defend our country.
Three men survived. One friend, was a Christian, who prayed. The other, was a good man but he had no hope it seemed. And….Louis, was a strong man in that which was portrayed of him. But, he struggled too. For over a month I am guessing, they were on a raft. Starving, and not having water, and having the elements of the ocean against them, the sun beating on them, and trying to survive.
In one moment, of the movie, if you did not recognize it, you could miss it. But it being a small moment, was a very great moment, when he told God, if you save me, I will serve you for the rest of my life.
God saved him. Spiritually and physically. Did he know he was saved? Did he know Christ entered his life?
Well, the good news, and the bad news of it was they survived. Two of them. The one without hope had died. But they were captured by the Japanese army, and tortured. Louis suffered, even more so, at the hand of the commander, they called the Bird. This man was ruthless, sadistic, and cruel. For no reason, it seemed like he picked more and more on Louis.
I actually cried, at what he went through. Was it because he was an Olympic star at one time? Why was this commander so cruel to him? Or what? I don’t know. Maybe it was because he was a Christian, though you did not see him pray, any more, in the movie, but he had asked God for help.
My thought is this, without giving away any more of the movie, but when he was rescued at the end of the war, and went home, and was reunited with his family.
God had answered his prayer. God fulfilled his part of it. God saved him! From what happened, and all that he suffered but God saved his soul on that raft!
This is reflected. On the postscript of the movie. He served God.
Now this is just my thought on it, because I haven’t even read the book, or know all that happened, but Louis, began to work out his salvation, with trembling and fear.
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (Philippians 2:12 KJV)
When he came back home to the United States. From what I understand he had a lot of stress, nightmares, and yes baggage from what he went through.
Yes… God used the Billy Graham ministry to help him. To bring him closer to God.
But the glory goes to God.
And with no disrespect to the Billy Graham ministry. I know many are upset that this ministry was not mentioned. But we need to see God in this. And nobody else. You see, I myself, went to one of his revivals and gave my heart to God. I am grateful for Billy Grahams ministry.
But I really believe my salvation began when I cried out to the Lord broken, at one point. Yes, I publicly gave my heart to Christ. But also in privacy. There I believe He met me, and saved me, and then later yes I made it public. And being public, is saying to the world, I am not ashamed that Christ is my savior.
But it is Christ who I know saved me. God, daily guides us. And some ministries do help. But it is our own responsibility to seek God. The Lord will save any of us, if we just ask Him. In this relationship. It is only by the grace of God, that we are saved.
I believe that is why Angelina was so touched by this man, to want to make this movie. She saw what God could do, in someones life. And nobody else. I don’t know if she is a Christian or not, but I have the feeling that she is. I have the feeling she is like many of us, just searching. But his story touched her, and I believe she seeks God. She now, has a clearer sense of who God is. And that is what its all about. Yes some help us. I hope to help some. But I want to be ever so careful to give God only the glory.
But, one thing I have learned, and to get into deeper, in thought. We all try to serve God if we are Christians. But we must be careful not to try and get the glory in some thing, that only belongs to God. And I am not saying this ministry is doing that. I am just saying lets give God the glory….
At the end of the movie, and I am sure at the discretion of Angelina, the director, she made sure, that every one could read, that Louis, had kept his part in serving God. That was the agreement. That was what Louis asked for, in that raft.
So for it to portray more of what happened, is really from your own perspective. And really some things are left to the imagination. But, I believe it did give glory to God. I believe she did a beautiful job in directing it.
And I believe, and pray God bless the Graham ministry. But I believe, we cannot take our eyes off of the fact, that God saved him on that raft, and not afterwards….
Just my thoughts anyway. It was a beautiful movie, and I hope whoever sees it, will see Gods plan, and Gods glory that he met Mr. Zamperini on that raft.
That no matter what situation, we are in, God can save us through His son our Lord Jesus Christ. But my friends, we do have our part. It starts by repenting. By confessing Jesus Lord. By giving our hearts to Christ. By telling Him, we believe He died for our sins. Then we grow… In prayer, in reading a good Bible, like my King James, and just trying daily in this lifetime we are given. To love one another, to forgive. As he did, by going back to Japan, and seeking closure.
Maybe we can make a difference. The testimony of this man, does give glory to God. And his life does reflect he served God. Thats really what it is all about for any of us, that call our selves Christians. And to the glory of God.
Blessings, Elena Ramirez
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I do not want to limit God. In anyway…..So sometimes, I have to look within. I have to see what I am saying. What I am thinking, what I am pouring into my spirit, that may take away His truth, or Holy spirit, from speaking to me, to know, what His will is.
God is Holy. He tells us, the goal, is to be Holy like him. Yes, God is sovereign. Yes, His will be done. But what can I do to even persuade Him, if there is a possibility? Remember Moses? In Exodus 32….He persuaded God, to think different, after the people had built an idol, and offended Him. But Moses reasoned with God. And God repented. Moses changed the mind of God. I want to reason with God. For changes. For results. For progress. After all, He does say. All things are possible with God…..Read Luke 1:37. King James Version.
All things…..So, I start with my faith. Remembering, holiness, is the goal.
I have had some struggles, in my faith, in the past. I am sure, every Christian may go through that. I can only imagine, the despair, one might, feel, if they do not even believe in Jesus Christ, as Lord and savior. I cannot even fathom that. Because, when I did not believe, in God, and His son, His Holy Spirit, those were the darkest times of my life.
Yet, I have struggled, I have wondered, why Lord, why? I have had to pursue, my faith, and stir it up, when I have faltered. When I have not seen progress, when I have just tried to hang on, because there is nothing else, to get me through. I have had to learn, to humble myself. To repent, yes, even daily, for some thought, I may have had. I have had to learn to discipline myself, like a disciple. I have had to remind myself, of past testimonies, and I have had to just surrender, myself, more, and more to God.
Its not always easy, doing what I do, for the Lord. Doors have not been opened. I do what I am doing, basically for free. Because I see the need. I have not pursued the corporate world, or a career, besides my writing. I am a Christian writer, and my desire, is to give Him, glory, honor, and praise, in my writings, to speak a word of truth, to the Lost, and to be an inspiration, to His people. So, I cannot let go. I cannot limit God. I am not letting go, and I am going to get a victory. I have to. I have invested my life into this.
I have had to trust His word. Everytime, I write something, I try to use, Gods word, as the foundation. I take it, in my own life, and I apply it. I pray it. I meditate on it. I plant it, in my own life. Like a seed. And by the harvest of it, I chew it, I swallow it, I meditate on it, and I expect, miracles, in my life. Because of Gods word.
I am a very literal person. That is the only way, I can describe myself. I don’t play word games, I am not into trying to make something, that is not true, or possible. I remember, God says we are judged by our words. So, what purer thing, can I use, but Gods word? And hopefully, the purest form from the Bible. The KJV. But, in doing so, I have learned, there is no limit, to what God can do. So it has made me realize, God does not change. I change, by who I am in Him. By His word.
Recently, I believe I overcame, something in my faith, that has put me right where I am now. In the sense, that I have, a greater, expectation, of who God is. My faith, has grown. So, because it has grown, I am expecting, greater things from God. Greater possibilities, to see, who He is. In all His power, and might. To trust His word, and the testimonies, from His Holy Word. I long, to see His power, working in church, in the body of Christ.
I long to see, the Holy Spirit, manifested, into the supernatural. I long, to see, God take something, that is nothing, and make it into something, because of who He is. I long, to see people healed, at the altars of God. Pastors, praying for their people, the laying of hands, to release the anointing. To sense, and feel the Holy Spirit, going up and down the aisles, to do a new thing for somebody. To see devils cast out of peoples lives, to see, people restored, renewed. To see, circumstances change, that seemed totally impossible, but possible. Because faith kicked in. Because God was pleased, and His presence, was manifested, and miracles happen. I long to see God working out something in my life, and others, wherever I am. And yes, in the church, I may be visiting, or attending.
More then anything, I long to see Salvations. People giving their hearts to God, for everybody to see. Going to the front of the church, a public declaration. As they give their hearts to Christ. Receiving their Salvation. Not ashamed. Not closing my eyes, and every eye opened, in the congregation, in this beautiful display of love, but everyone, seeing, someone give their hearts to God, so others can be encouraged. Knowing, angels are rejoicing, at that soul, who makes a commitment to God, not ashamed, who sees. It should not be a private thing. Because Christ told us, if we were ashamed of Him, He would be ashamed of us. So. Yes, I long to see Gods power, working. At the altars of God, and everywhere, we may seek Him.
I love the Lord. I know you probably do too. But, thats a question I would hope, we would ask ourselves now. Because tomorrow is not promised to anyone. So, when I think of anyone, I love, I try to think. What pleases this person? What pleases God? God says, if we love Him, we will obey His commandments. We will have faith, and trust Him. We will come into agreement, with HIM, and His word. We will seek Him, and acknowledge Him, never ashamed, and so much more…..I remind myself, often of His sacrifice on the cross. I envision it, often, to stir myself, and remember, how great His sacrifice was for me. For you.
About a year ago, a year ago and three days, to be exact, I wrote a Post here, that forever changed me. THE CONSPIRACY BETWEEN THE KING JAMES BIBLE, AND THE NIV BIBLE. SCRIPTURES, HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED, COMPROMISED, DELETED. IS YOUR BIBLE, STILL HOLY? I have had more people, not believe, what I have wrote, about that. I have had people, actually challenge me, and argue with me. And for the most part, people, do not challenge me or argue with me. But something about this post, has made people, actually reject my thoughts on it. Some polite, some not so polite. I have been wearing my armor a lot lately. Trying not to get offended, and its been working. But sometimes, I have just had to walk away.
I am not offended, and I am not judging anyone in this, but it has made me look at it, even more, and even more, I am more adamant, that what I believe is true. I will not use, another Bible, because even though the transcripts of the Bible, have been translated throughout time. The only closest thing, we have in purity, and being complete is the King James bible. So, I trust it. I prayed about it today, and felt the Lord give me a challenge, that I will not post here, due to space, and time, etc. But I did post it on the original post.
Anyway, to conclude my thoughts here, I just want to press more into God, because of who He is. I am taking His word literally. So shall my word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in that the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:11. I am sending it out in prayer, in hope, in believing. I am standing for life. I know Christ, came to give life abundantly. So, I am believing. I am expecting to see supernatural things, happen, and do you know why? To bring Him glory. So it will be a testimony to His glory.
I want to encourage you. Don’t give up. Whose report are we going to believe in? I think sometimes, we can get discouraged, and just throw the towel in. I don’t care what people say. I am not giving up. Whether, I get support, in my belief or not. I am not going to let others stop me, in my faith. Those unbelievers, or intellectuals. Or realists, or those who just don’t have faith. Sometimes, you just have to know that you know. Even with religion. (rules traditions, made up by groups, men, etc.) Whether, they think it is phony or a farce, or just plain “hocus pocus.” a term, I think should be related, to the occult, not Christianity, or in the signs and wonders of God.
I trust God. In relationship, with Him, through Jesus Christ. Not religion. I am pressing in on my faith, and I am taking His word, the King James Bible, and I am using it as a sword, as my truth, as my manual to life, and I am applying every word, from my health, to my wealth, to what He says about Salvation, and His commandments etc.
And I am not going to limit God. I pray, its the beginning of more miracles, to say…..Look What the Lord, has done for me. How about you? Are you limiting God? By Religion, by lack of Faith, by being realistic? Don’t let that stop you. Press into God, by His word, His true word, and see the difference. To have a relationship with Christ. Not a religion, or being intellectual, but spiritual, because of who He is, in His love, and Holy Spirit.
This scripture, is just another reminder to me, how important it is to God. And as I close, what do you think happens when you use a different Bible version? The wording has changed, its been enhanced. It has been added meaning, from men, not God, and it diminishes the truth. Please read my blog, to know this is truth, and pray, let God reveal that which is truth to you. BY HIM, BY HIS STANDARDS!
WHAT THING SOEVER I COMMAND YOU, OBSERVE TO DO IT: THOU SHALT NOT ADD THERETO, NOR DIMINISH FROM IT.
DEUTERONOMY 12:32 KING JAMES BIBLE
A Prayer of Hope….
Father, I praise you. Today, in my reading, I read the words, from you that said….“Take heed to thyself” to remember your ways, to be obedient, to watch myself. (Deuteronomy 11) Lord, I do have this hunger and thirst within me, to want to be careful. To not take anything for granted. To push in more, and more in my faith, with your love. To see results, in my own personal life, but the lives of others. I do not want to limit you, or your power, or your ability. Because I am afraid, of what people may think. Or if it looks strange. Lord, your ways are not my ways. I long for your ways, in my life. To see your power, to see your healings, and the Holy spirit, doing great and mighty things. Lord, give me please wisdom. Open my spiritual eyes, to hunger, and thirst for your truth. Your ways. Your love…..Lord, I do not want to limit you, in my life. I surrender, even here, to you, to use me for your glory, honor, and praise. I repent, humble before you, for my failings, yes as a human. For you are God. I do not apologize, for who you are. Your ways, change us. To be in your likeness. Holiness, that is the goal…..Your word, your true word, brings it forth. I thank you, in Jesus name. Amen
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phillipians 4:13. King James Version
Strength, what makes us strong? I have learned, strength, can be present one moment, but gone the next.
Remember Samson? He was strong. But when sin, came into his life, and he gave the secret, of his strength, to Delilah, he became weak. Sin. It will make us weak. Physically, and spiritually. At the end, Samson, lost his eye sight. But his spiritual eyes were opened. And his strength returned.
We need to remember, only with Christ are we truly strong. He says, take His yoke, and learn of Him. (Matthew 11:29. Look it up.)
With Him, our burdens become light, and we gain strength.
Rest at the Lords feet, dear one. To get strong again. We must open our spiritual eyes, for that strength. Repenting, and yes, even daily, for sins, we may not SEE.
This must become a daily discipline. To repent, to seek God. In His word, His true word, in prayer. In obedience. If we do not obey, what are we allowing into our household? Even our bodies, the temple of the living God. What are we allowing?
Think of the results of when you exercise, daily. Physically. You get stronger. Well the same principle applies here, in the spiritual sense. In your emotions, in your mentality.
In your faith….and how many times, does our faith falter? I know myself, this is the greatest threat, in our walk, with the Lord, and does not please God. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. King James version
We must strengthen our faith. To please God, to grow, to change, to see victories. If not, the evidence will be seen. As either a victim, or victorious.
Christ makes that difference. This is how we gain strength. By seeking the only one, who took our burdens to the cross. By reminding ourselves, of His sacrifice. By praying, by being committed to His call. To know, that you know, and remember past testimonies. Your faith, must be evident. Daily. From moment to moment, from precept, to precept. Here a little there a little. Do not despise small beginnings. The only way, it can grow, from that mustard seed, is to seek Him. To water it with love…
Seek Him, in prayer, by His word, the Holy spirit, will guide you.
Much, love, and blessings, in Christ, Elena Ramirez
Father, gently you sway me, more, and more in my faith. Making me stronger, here and there….How kind you are Lord, to me, as I look at my life. From the past, even up to now. How you change me, how you motivate me, inspire me. Yes, how kind you are. When I recall, many times, how you have come to my aid, how you have healed me, guided me, blessed me, I cannot help but stir up my faith. I know, that I know, you are God. I know, that your will be done. I know, that you can change things. In a moment. I do not choose to look at my problems. But, I choose to look to you. Being thankful. I choose to know, you can turn anything around. Trials, obstacles, challenges, heartache, and even great sorrow, and sometimes, one may wonder why? But Lord, knowing you, I just know, that can change. To victories, prosperity, joy, contentment, great health, and wealth, being complete in Christ. This is the goal. Sometimes, we don’t even know, how blessed we are. But I do not want to complain. I want to be thankful. Knowing your power, your word, your own testimonies, I receive from your word, like parting the sea, for your people. Like healing, and your creation, and oh such much more. By Christ. The greatest gift you could give anyone of us, for as we seek Him, as Lord, and savior, this faith, small as a mustard seed, can grow. I heard someone, make a joke recently, and it said, “I HAVE A MUSTARD SEED OF FAITH AND I AM NOT AFRAID TO USE IT” and its cute, but so true. We cannot be afraid. We must trust you. Lord, as I rest at your feet, as I seek you, you will get me through all things. I claim heaven on earth. Your will be done. I claim your word. I speak it, over my situations, and I believe. Thank you Lord, for guiding me and making me stronger, by Christ. For Christ holds me up, when I cannot hold the situation up. The cross, becomes the strength. For all of us, Lord, your mercy endures forever. In Jesus name. Amen
AND THEY THAT SHALL BE OF THEE SHALL BUILD THE OLD WASTE PLACES: THOU SHALT RAISE UP THE FOUNDATIONS OF MANY GENERATIONS; AND THOU SHALT BE CALLED THE REPAIRER OF THE BREACH, THE RESTORER OF PATHS TO DWELL IN.
ISAIAH 58:12 King James version
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