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Revelation 3:14-22

I was in my mid thirties when I received a dream while sleeping. I am nobody special, I’m not some important Church figure, or anything like that. I am an ordinary human being walking on this world just like everyone else. I had sinned, I still sin, and will continue to sin. As it’s written, my heart is deceitful, and only the Lord directs my steps. He chose me to do His bidding, and I’m only His clay that He molds everyday. He delivered a dream to me concerning my purpose.

I am standing in my parents kitchen with my parents, and my siblings. We were having a heated discussion, as usual. This dream was no different, except, suddenly, there were written 5 Holy Scriptures written on one of the walls in my parents kitchen. No sooner than I seen them they began to fade. In desperation, I ran around the kitchen table to retrieve any, or all of the Scriptures. By the time I arrived at the wall I was only able to grasp one. I had not ever read the writings of the Prophet Ezekiel. Ironically, many of the people I would encounter since my conversion from the Roman system of belief and worship were also of backgrounds in similar religious beliefs and practices.

In Ezekiel 3, I was told to,

  1. And he said unto me, Son of man, eat that which thou findest; eat this roll, and go, speak unto the house of Israel. 2) So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat the roll. 3) And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

4) And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them. 5) For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel; 6) not to many peoples of a strange speech and of a hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, if I sent thee to them, they would hearken unto thee. 7) But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are of hard forehead and of a stiff heart. 8) Behold, I have made thy face hard against their faces, and thy forehead hard against their foreheads. 9) As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house. 10) Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thy heart, and hear with thine ears. 11) And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.

And that brings me here, around 30 years latter, speaking to those who profess to follow the Lord Jesus. The question is, are any of us really practicing His commands that we know are true? No, none of us are. However, we need  to get back up, and continue our walk  with our Creator. He expects us to pick up our crosses to follow Him. We will be persecuted, even by family and friends, because of our willingness to center our lives around God’s ordinances, and precepts. We are to be separate from what the world teaches, and those who distort the truth of the Holy Spirit.

Are we to be blending in with the world, or are we to be set apart, looking, and acting differently?  Do we dress, act, and talk as our peers? And do we see ourselves doing the same with those we idolize in the entertainment industry?  Honestly, that is idolatry! We find it in the Church, but is more prevalent in the world. All the hero’s and heroines being worshiped is countless. It seems as though there is another stepping out on the stage for us to idolize.

I was there, and I still find myself slipping down that slippery slope and suddenly finding myself asking for forgiveness for my sins. I am eternally grateful for my name to be written in the book of life, yet, there is no credit that I can assume. I am a sinner, like you! Realizing His love for me, a creature made from dirt, a creature wonderfully made, yet filled with a sinful nature due to the sin of Adam in the Garden of Eden. My very thoughts  are sinful in most respects. Therefore, I must diligently seek His face to keep that hope that He gave to me so many years ago.

Our job is to die to the affections we have in this world and focus on pleasing our Father in Heaven. We are called to be disciples, followers of Christ. As we expect our spouse to honor us in our marriage, and relationship, so it is with our Father Who has designated us as one of His Church, His Spotless Bride! Let us attain holiness as our Father in heaven is Holy.

Laodicea was the last and worst of the seven churches of Asia. Here our Lord Jesus styles himself, “The Amen;” one steady and unchangeable in all his purposes and promises. If religion is worth anything, it is worth every thing. Christ expects men should be in earnest. How many professors of gospel doctrine are neither hot nor cold; except as they are indifferent in needful matters, and hot and fiery in disputes about things of lesser moment! A severe punishment is threatened. They would give a false opinion of Christianity, as if it were an unholy religion; while others would conclude it could afford no real satisfaction, otherwise its professors would not have been heartless in it, or so ready to seek pleasure or happiness from the world. One cause of this indifference and inconsistency in religion is, self-conceit and self-delusion; “Because thou sayest.” What a difference between their thoughts of themselves, and the thoughts Christ had of them! How careful should we be not to cheat our owns souls! There are many in hell, who once thought themselves far in the way to heaven. Let us beg of God that we may not be left to flatter and deceive ourselves. Professors grow proud, as they become carnal and formal. Their state was wretched in itself. They were poor; really poor, when they said and thought they were rich. They could not see their state, nor their way, nor their danger, yet they thought they saw it. They had not the garment of justification, nor sanctification: they were exposed to sin and shame; their rags that would defile them. They were naked, without house or harbour, for they were without God, in whom alone the soul of man can find rest and safety. Good counsel was given by Christ to this sinful people. Happy those who take his counsel, for all others must perish in their sins. Christ lets them know where they might have true riches, and how they might have them. Some things must be parted with, but nothing valuable; and it is only to make room for receiving true riches. Part with sin and self-confidence, that you may be filled with his hidden treasure. They must receive from Christ the white raiment he purchased and provided for them; his own imputed righteousness for justification, and the garments of holiness and sanctification. Let them give themselves up to his word and Spirit, and their eyes shall be opened to see their way and their end. Let us examine ourselves by the rule of his word, and pray earnestly for the teaching of his Holy Spirit, to take away our pride, prejudices, and worldly lusts. Sinners ought to take the rebukes of God’s word and rod, as tokens of his love to their souls. Christ stood without; knocking, by the dealings of his providence, the warnings and teaching of his word, and the influences of his Spirit. Christ still graciously, by his word and Spirit, comes to the door of the hearts of sinners. Those who open to him shall enjoy his presence. If what he finds would make but a poor feast, what he brings will supply a rich one. He will give fresh supplies of graces and comforts. In the conclusion is a promise to the overcoming believer. Christ himself had temptations and conflicts; he overcame them all, and was more than a conqueror. Those made like to Christ in his trials, shall be made like to him in glory. All is closed with the general demand of attention. And these counsels, while suited to the churches to which they were addressed, are deeply interesting to all men.


I’ve often been asked how can someone know the difference between works of the Holy Spirit and works of the law? Simply put, anything you do because you ” FEEL ” like it because you were told it’s the right thing to do, then it’s not done by faith. In, sometimes, desperation, we start out doing things thinking this will be looked upon by God to count towards our salvation. We are deceiving ourselves when we think and do things with that mindset. It’s like having a co-pilot of an airliner trying desperately to fly the plane, but despite his efforts, he can’t successfully maneuver it unless he listens to the pilot.
How then is faith taught by the Word? Those that minister the Word, by the commission by God, directs the Word to the ears of those looking for God’s mercy, or of man’s duty to God, ( II Timothy 4:2 ) The hearer receives the words and transfers the information to our understanding. But, we can’t understand what we hear, I Corinthians 2: 14) The natural man does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned: therefore the Holy Spirit goes along with the Word to allow us to understand what we hear.
The Holy Spirit inclines us, through our will, to welcome the Word, ( Phil. 2:13, Romans 7:14, Heb. 4:12 ). When we hear the Word we need to consider what we are doing. The thoughts that we have concerning the world must be dismissed, Neh. 13:19-20; also forget about our sins, James 1:21. If you would want God to pour you His blessing, pour out your spirit to God a blessing in prayer, Psa. 10:17; and 65:2. Pray for your ministers of the Word, Rom. 15:30, and also for yourselves, for God to reveal to you what He is saying, Isaiah 8:11. We need to have a raging desire to hear the Word with an immeasurable anticipation, and a strong desire to have the determination to practice what the Holy Spirit is speaking to us.
Let us be diligent, and meek, ( James 1:21 ), full of faith, ( Heb. 4:2 ), and apply the Word to our life, ( Job 5:27 ), continuing to lift your heart up to God in prayer. We should meditate on God’s Word, ( I Tim. 4:15 ), talk to others with like-minded hearts and minds, and live your life in a way that your life is a living testament of the Word of God, ( James 1:22, Matt. 7:24-25 ). But if we fail to try to cheat our entry into heaven the outcome is total destruction; Matthew 7:26
But everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
Many do works what they deem to be moral, and in the moral direction they deem right for their lives, but all their work will be in vain and fail because they didn’t hear God’s voice, and obey His directions giving to Him all respect for the Divine Gift of the Holy Spirit, ” If you are evil and know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them who ask for Him?” ( Matt. 7:11 ). The Holy Spirit comes through the belief of what is heard of in the Holy Scriptures, and your works will prevent the Holy Spirit, but belief in what the Scriptures say, having faith that they are true, will open the door to the Holy Ghost.
Someone might complain that they do not want this doctrine. They claim to want more morality and honesty. It brings to mind the little children. The child’s father planted bulbs to come up in the Spring. The child forgot that flowers don’t grow without roots. Flowers that are stuck into the ground without roots are babes, foolishness, and good works without faith are childish vanities. Faith is preached in order that good works may follow, and they do follow
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Syria’s Water Cut Off By Turkey Following McCain, Erdogan Meeting

This Troll does so much to undermine our nation. HERO? I don’t think so! He is carrying on Mr. Obama’s wishes, keeping the Mid-East unstable.

Covert Geopolitics

Just a matter of days after John McCain’s “unusual” trip to Syria and Turkey, the Turkish government has cut off water supplies from the Euphrates River into northern Syria, violating international conventions on water rights.

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