Does Size Matter?

In Deut. 6:8-9 where God tells us to bind The Word (Ten Commandments) and apply them to you and your gates. And so we did. So many people ask if they could read them, maybe with a magnifying glass, was our answer. What good is it if you can’t read it, they ask. Well our reponse is simply there is many things we can’t see or read or understand but they have their effect.

The King James Bible is a spiritual book of love, hope, most anything money can’t buy. If germs etc. can do their work, why can’t the spirit of God. Jesus tells us His words are spirit and they are life. There are things out there that are doing a lot of damage, we just spread the spirit and allow it to do what it does.

How should Bible Believers handle the Clean Food Laws?

How do we work the Old Testament with the New Testament? What are we to eat? Clean foods only, or whatever we want, as long as we pray over it.

So your neighbour wants to get to know you better and gives you an invitation to dinner. You try to show God you love Him and try to do things His way, eat what He says, yet for dinner your neighbour serves you pork. What would you do?

Well, to find that middle road, we would end up eating with our neighbour, with prayer, and then eat at home what God prescribes. Why would one allow a pork dinner to divide you from your neighbour?

What if you invited your neighbour and you decide to serve lamb. Your neighbour hates lamb and won’t eat it, yet they accept your invitation. They come, but they bring a dish they can enjoy and teaches you how to handle neighbours who serve something you will not enjoy.

Then again, the one who tries to please God knows and accepts that they are in the care of Jesus, can do what is against their beliefs and/or His Law in order to get closer to their neighbour. Without compromising, without conversation, without care or love, what can be accomplished? Where is the grace, the acceptance of others who are not as close to God as you are?

Which neighbour has more faith, love, grace etc.?

One can learn the ways of God and still enjoy the company of you neighbour because of the grace and mercy of God.

There is a middle road. God knows the situation we are in, and that is why we have a mediator!!

A small side note: the term Jew came from the fact that the northern tribes of Israel were scattered and lost their identity when they sinned against God for the last time. There were only two tribes left, and one of those was almost eradicated. The clean food laws of the ‘jews’ as you say, were proscribed to the Whole house of Israel, and not one tribe. And God tends towards the ideas of one law for the stranger, and the native.

Would you let any dinner separate you from your neighbours or loved ones?

The Spirit?

Many wonder what ‘the spirit’ is. How are we to let ‘the spirit’ lead us? If we reap what we sow, what are we sowing? We give money, clothes, anything we have a little extra of. But none of that is sowing of ‘the spirit’.

My words are spirit and they are life, John 6:63. That is something we were told by Jesus. Jesus sent people to preach the gospel. But Jesus also sent us to The Father in the Sermon on the Mount, knowing we would need to strengthen ourselves. Jesus’ words are spirit, and The Father’s word is also spirit.

The Father also gives us spirit that we need to spread but not by preaching, but another way that would help to preserve us (Deut. 6:8-9, 6:24.

If we sow money, we reap money etc., maybe that is why Christians have prospered. If we want ‘the spirit’ to lead us, to spread across our country, then shouldn’t we spread The Word of our God, our Ten Commandments. And if you see Jesus as God, which He is, then spread His Word, the Sermon on the Mount as well.

Maybe then our country would have a better spirit than looking forward to all the hate, stealing, destruction, and death. We can fight death with life by passing on the words of life. Any word from the Holy Book is Holy Spirit.

Are America’s Holidays Christian, or Pagan?

The Holidays Christians keep are not bad. All things have a beginning. God asks us to “keep” His Word, His feasts, so we do that then can we celebrate our Holidays. God is first in all things.

Halloween, Christmas, Easter, etc. all of them have great ideas, great premises. It might do well to clean them up and allow the children to dress-up and celebrate our Holidays. This of allowing children to dress like demons, vampires etc. is not good. We need to remember that which we emmulate, is that which we become.

Remember in school they would have us dress like Greeks or whatever the lesson was? It is like putting yourself in another’s shoes. So when you dress your child for Halloween, dress them in what they or you want them to be like.

Celebrating a mom or dad, or a president, maybe the Founding Fathers or any one they see as a hero isn’t bad. Heaven knows we need more heroes these days. And by dressing them up as one they admire, your child can learn what made them so great. Benefits of defending their choices, teaching them how to research, allowing them to seek the good. This is another case of it’s not what you do, but why/how you do it.

Before you claim that we shouldn’t do anything that God hasn’t commanded, remember, God didn’t command the ‘Festival of Lights,’ that Jesus attended. He also didn’t command men to remember their anniversaries. How well do you think that would go over? Do you refuse your child their birthday party because those in the Scriptures didn’t turn out so well (except one of course)?

We overcome evil with good. We don’t ignore it, nor pretend it doesn’t exist. We clean it up by overcoming it, so we teach the children to dress/act as their hero. As far as some believing that Halloween is the night that the dead have interaction with the living, think about it, can that be so bad? Instead of evil corrupting the child, can it not be that a child might be able to do something that reminds them of one they lost? To keep a memory alive. How many of us would like to say one more thing, to see them one more time or to hold our deceased loved one? Would you like to connect to your love one even though they are no longer with us.

We don’t overcome a bad habit by pretending it doesn’t exist but by gaining control over it.

Everything can be traced back to whenever as if it matters. Nothing new under the sun. How one thought about it, or how they did it doesn’t matter, it is what you do and how you think of it and how you teach it.

Jesus nor the Bible doesn’t say we can’t celebrate any holiday or birthday, it simply tells us to put God first. So if you have done His holidays, or feast days as He calls them, then do yours. Don’t let the party poopers bring down anything. Lift everything up, bring in the good and enjoy life. Go ahead bring a smile on that face covered in chocolate, just remind them to brush before bed. Those “IN” our Lord Jesus Christ should have no fear. God has a reason for all creation, even the mosquitoes. Open your door, your heart, your life to those who need to see an act of kindnes, a connection to your neighbours and the life of a true Christian.

Our Bible, a History Book?

It has been said that the Bible is just a history book. That might be correct. But by receiving the Bible we can see why, what, when, and where things went wrong, as well as who was to blame. We can look upon that Book and see things that we can change. Like they say, hindsight is 20/20.

So, do we just believe it is all over, done away with, absolutely out of our hands? Or do we realize history repeats itself? By reading and learning the Bible, we can infer the ending, whether it’s of allowing our humanity to overcome us, or by accepting God’s wisdom and help.

Revelations shows us no real ending. That’s because, like many things, that ending is a reflection of our beliefs. The end is up to our actions, beliefs, and the very talent given us to change human nature.

Do we interpret the Bible literally or spiritually? How about we take it according to our understanding? Would that be such a bad idea? Every word normally has more than one definition. So, if we just understand it according to our own personal levels, we all would probably have answers that we can all discuss. It is called a debate, where you state where you are, another brings up what they know and understand, then we get to compare what we know to what went wrong, by whom, where, why etc..

Church shouldn’t be lectures without a following debate or discussion. We aren’t in a hierarchy in the Body of Christ. There isn’t a head honcho to listen to other than God Almighty. Picture a family reading the Bible. There are several points found: a dad’s view, mom’s, children, and when they are finished, they discuss what they got from those Scriptures. At least that’s what would happen in an ideal setting. That is, however, what a good church should be. Family discovering the views of each member in order to discover the truth of the Scriptures. Men’s, women’s and children’s point of view. All should be heard because any one of them can shed more light on what you think you know. As the Apostles wrote, ‘iron sharpens iron’.

How and why did Israel fall, or how, why, when did the Christians’ fail? We can ask God and search the Scriptures for our answers. Most of all, what did God do when His people failed Him? And what can we expect if we continue on the path this world is going?

We don’t have to go through the Tribulation. We don’t have to let evil overtake us. We just have to learn and look upon the Scriptures with a 20/20 vision. Life can and will be great when we begin to seek one another’s view. There appears to be too many teachers and never enough students.

People seem to live on fear. Somehow they want tribulation, drama, etc. around. They want blood, they want anyone who isn’t like them to just go away, hoping someone else will do away with them. The hate of people, speech, ethnicities, everything seems to have something that will ‘trigger’ someone else. They don’t realize that there are different parts of the body and not all parts function in the same manner.

Think about it, we could end up in Paradise, or hell. It’s all our choice. If it is paradise that we wish to see, then dwell in the love of The Father and The Son by “keeping” the law (Ten Commandments) and testimony (Sermon on the Mount), as directed by God in Deut.6:8-9. May we all one day find Paradise.

The Ultimate Truth

If ultimate truth comes from God, it can never change because God never changes, and it can never be wrong because God is never wrong. The only way you will ever know the truth of God is to personally know Jesus, who is the true savior. Come to know Jesus personally today and experience first-hand THE truth that will set you free!

Jesus is The Word, John 1:1-5
The Word God spoke: Exodus 20:1
The Word God wrote: Deuteronomy 4:13
and The Word God made flesh John 1:14. He is our example of The Trinity. He is The Law that hung on the cross and The Law written upon the heart.

Psalms 40:7
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

Hebrews 10:7
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

We seek the wisdom of The Father to learn God’s will (Deut.6:8-9). In most every book of the Bible we are taught to “keep” the Commandments. The Father wants us all in His Son. Show some obedience to God and bind The Word, spoken, written, and made flesh and place all your loved ones in Him. Let Him teach, guide, and help all who trust in Him. May He go with us all.

Take Away All Sickness

Deuteronomy 7:15
And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

Exodus 15:26
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

It is with the wisdom of The Father we are told how to avoid diseases. If we obey Him in Deut. 6:8-9 and give heed to His voice by “keeping” the Ten Commandments as directed that we can avoid these problems.

If you believe in The Father and The Son, then give heed to the Sermon on the Mount as well. “Keep” both the law and testimony. For from the heart the mouth speaks. Who’s voice will you give ear to?