Saved By Grace?

Saved by Grace, His grace, His actions, His love. Oh so right, we are saved by grace. BUT there is more to the story. If we die, we go to heaven, whatever one believes is good with us. BUT again, what happens to those we leave behind? What about our children, grandchildren, all we know and love? What will happen to our country? Will the world overtake us? Jesus warned us not to let that happen.

The war on if one is to “keep” the law or rely on grace, is totally overdone. If one can get past themselves, their fears or even the ego, then we can accept the fact that we need help. Jesus died on that cross to save the world, not just you or me. He looked forward to what this world would face and it sadden Him.

God knows the beginning from the end. Jesus saw the end and provided us a way to also see the future. We can provide for ours the way He did for His.

We seek the wisdom, the path, the way Jesus chose, The Father’s instructions. Jesus kept The Father’s law, so should we? And what about Paul telling us we don’t need to observe the law?

God’s law is the Ten Commandments, The Father Himself spoke, wrote, and then made His Word flesh. Three times He gave us His law. We do need to “keep” it in the manner He instructs us in Deut.6:8-9. And since we do as we see our Father do, wouldn’t we also keep that part of the laws directed for the children of God to the best of our ability?

If one can seek The Father’s wisdom, and use it as such, then each of us will fulfill a part of the law according to the abilities given to each individual. We are part of the body of Jesus Christ and we, on our own, are not responsible to fulfill the law. Only fulfill the part you are able to do or what pertains to you.

God gave directions for the kings, priests, judges etc. and the children. As we grow we will find that He trains us according to His will. We find out who we are in Jesus.

Yes, grace will get you to your destination. But think ahead, is there not wisdom to help preserve, protect those who are left behind when you leave? And really, who wants to arrive to Paradise as a pauper?

As this world falls apart, and our enemies surround us, is there nothing we can do to help those who will be left after we have gone? Whose wisdom should we seek, who’s council? Mankind has not found a solution to this world’s woes, can we not seek higher wisdom?

And for those who want to trust in God: learn to “keep” the Commandments. Those who love Jesus, pass that love on as Jesus tells all who love Him to “keep” His Word (Sermon on the Mount) just as He kept His Father’s. So take the Ten Commandments, and Sermon on the Mount, and learn to grow strong in our Lord. May we all stand to see the day of our Lord as we are made aware of the ways of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Returning the Love and Respect Given Us

Is God focused on perfection? And if so, is it physical, spiritual, or both? If you’ve read the laws in the first five books of the Bible, the five books of Moses, it does appear as if God was obsessed with physical perfection. Is that really true though? Can those obsessed with the ideas of a ‘master race’ be right? I think we may have missed the glaringly obvious.

How many times have you heard that The Ten Commandments deal with our relationship with God, and our relationship with our neighbor? If you live in the “Bible Belt,” it’s a lot. Now for the glaringly obvious. If the greatest laws of God’s kingdom, The Ten Commandments, deal with respect for God and respect for your fellow man, then wouldn’t the rest of God’s laws follow suit?

You see, the rest of the laws in the Books of Moses expand upon The Ten Commandments. So, we need to look at these laws within that framework.

Let’s not get into the sexual laws. These laws tend to anger people for the fact that God doesn’t like certain lifestyle choices, and I’m not getting into any fights. If you have a problem, take it up with God.

If we take God’s guidelines for the priestly line, you’ll notice a similar vein running through it. If you have pimples, you are either too young to be a temple priest, or you might be sick. Hunchbacks were either too old to be serving, or it was a bad back. Do you remember what was a t stake for a temple-priest? There was a lot of lifting, hauling, burning, cleaning, and otherwise strenuous labor. God’s guidelines had it so that only those in the prime of their lives, at the peak of their strength could be temple-priests. The others could always volunteer, but they wouldn’t risk their lives trying to haul slabs of beef and oxen around.

Even the fact that God advises women to stay in their father’s house until they are married, is a sign of respect. God is trying to tell women that there are some sneaky boys out there that will take advantage of a single woman.

Just remember that God is not a man. And, unlike men, God follows His own law. God wouldn’t tell us to not respect one person over another, and then do so Himself. He does things a certain way for our benefit, just like any loving Father would. Maybe it’s time we start viewing those laws in the proper manner. It’s like Momma and Daddy telling you to stay in the yard. Besides, Jesus brought His expansion to The Ten Commandments to an even higher standard. When you do things out of love for God and your fellow man, you do them with respect.

When you love someone, you will try to please them. God wants us to have a pleasant life. It’s time we start returning that love.

Following the Customs of Jesus

Jesus tells us that His words are “Spirit and they are life.” This should be eye-opening to everyone. Spirit, to most of us, is something that we think we can’t see, like a ghost or something. Then, we have spirit as in everyone in harmony. More like a ball game or concert, etc.

But, now if we can begin to see spirit as a word or words that can put us in harmony with one another, then we can–I don’t know–kind of mortar ourselves back together.

The world has divided us to the point, some of us are ready to turn arms on one another. They have labeled us, dividing us, to the point where we are hurting ourselves, and not the enemy.

I have a few questions. Did President Thomas Jefferson have the right idea when he captured the words of Jesus? He bound the spoken words of Jesus in a book, to spread the spirit of Jesus. {He didn’t have a computer in order to bind all those words to the point they can be worn.} But today, we do.

Then we have the spirit of America. What is that? Those words that have held us together for more that two hundred years. The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and our Bill of Rights.

So, do you think if we were to take the spirit of Jesus, or the spirit of America, maybe even both, and “put on” that spirit, allow it to lead us, couldn’t we all become one again?

What if we do keep the words of Jesus, like Jesus kept His Father’s? What if true Americans wore their words, those words that our Founding Fathers blessed us with? What if we kept the custom of Jesus and wore the blessings of both? Couldn’t we come together and make America great again? Strong enough in our faith in our country‘s foundation, to stand against any and all enemies?

Keeping the customs of Jesus by wearing the blessings, may be the answer that America is looking for.

Hey! If we put Jesus’ words above our Founding Documents, we could call it “One Nation Under God,” that is if you see Jesus as God.

May every American be found with the blessings upon our heads.

Fight. Every Christian has to fight. But, first put the Spirit of Jesus on to protect you. And our Founding Fathers’ words to help us stand.

Is it God VS Country?

Maybe the reason people seem to want the government to provide medical, food, etc. for free is because they see the government as god. Yet, not even God gives everything for nothing. Our salvation cost Him His Son, the least we can do is try to please Him. He did make it possible for us to enter into the Kingdom, the least we can do is enter in.

But then again, most think they have entered in. But that makes no sense. For God said He would put Jesus in our heart by writing His Word (Jesus is the Word) upon our hearts. Wouldn’t logical thinking bring us to know that Jesus is in us, not us in Him? So we must find what God wrote on our heart, then we can take that and put it on. Ya know, work out our salvation which God so freely gave, let the Spirit (spoken Word) lead and guide us. All one has to do is search his own heart and find what God put there.

What you will find is God put His law in us, if you ever went to Him with repentance. That very Word from His mouth, the Ten Commandments, you know that law everyone is thinking was ‘done away’ with. That Law that people are wanting to dispose of and never see it again because it makes them grow up and learn to act responsible. To respect others, to care for your neighbour, you know all those things that people hate because it makes them feel sad, or inadequate.

It really doesn’t matter whether one will “put on” The Word, simply because, it is their decision and their life. My decision has been made. So whether anyone else accepts His protection is their decision and their responsibility. Life is full of decisions. All one can do is try to make a wise one.

Maybe you have been doing great and don’t think you need all He has to offer. And maybe that is true, yet let me ask you this, since all you think of is yourself, what about your children or children’s children? And do you know the future and know that you nor they will need His protection, His lead or guiding?

No one says it is easy to admit you need His help, to humble yourself and admit He just might know more than we do. But if you can, then all who depends upon you will be safer, happier, and prepared to face the future. Let this help humble you: God tells us we are a stupid people, and we thought we were so smart, you know so educated and all.

I am not one who thinks the world will end tomorrow, yet I can face reality and know things ain’t looking real good. Trouble is ahead of us, but so is a glorious day dawning. It depends on your decision.

Most any preacher will raise up the Bible and declare it The Word of God. In John we are told that Jesus is The Word of God, leaving us to figure out how to enter into a book! God gives us perfect directions. But they are found in the “Old Testament.” And we believe the lie that we no longer need that Old thing. It is just too old. Good never changes. What was good, perfect yesterday, is still good today. Evil is evil, good is good. Hang onto that which is good and let The Word teach you how. Be a doer of The Word. God didn’t just give us half a Word, Half a promise. He gave us the Bible for a reason, it would be all the help we would need. We only have to learn to apply it properly. Refuse to believe the lie that when something get old it is worthless. That would make a lot of us … ah well.

I have heard it said that old is always ten years older than yourself. In that manner, none of us is old. Yet what is old? Compared to the world, the Word is young. Compared to England, America is young, yet we are being told that our Constitution is old. Which bring us to another topic. In keeping that which is good and doing as God says, forsake not the law of your mother. So as we “keep” and wear the Ten Commandments we might also consider “keeping” our Constitution. To keep the law of our mother and Father.

I am also aware many claim one cannot be patriotic and religious. Then get out of religion and learn from God. For He so loved the world, and America is a part of it.

We have been called a melting pot. We have not one God in this nation, but many. I will declare we do have a Mother and a Father, we are not orphans and we have One God. Any choosing to live here should keep the house rules. I care not how old … I love ‘em both!!

Our forefathers delivered us America and many died to give us The Word as well. It was their goal for us to come to know and love God. Practice makes perfect and one day we will get there. One day we will walk perfect as He is perfect. Will you live to see it?

May God go with us all.