Sunday, May 31, 2015

Who Is In Charge?

Do not give Man, The Church, or Religion, too much authority


I have been asked, "Why does it seem you have disrespect for the President, and even Priests, the Pope, or whatever? Do you have a problem with authority?" The short answer? Yes. Yes to a certain degree. Why? Because I know who is REALLY in charge. I know who is really in charge of this World, and I know who is ultimately in charge of it all. It isn't the President. It isn't Priests. It isn't the Pope.

{1 Timothy 2:5}
"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time."
It really is just this simple. God is in charge. The only way to get to God, is through Jesus The Christ. The only way you can be forgiven of your Sins is to accept Jesus's sacrifice for you and your Sins. That's it. It is not complicated, and it is not by joining this or that Man-Made Tradition, called Religion. It's about a one on one relationship with God.

I've shared this story before. In my quest to "find God," and find "Truth," I looked into many Religions and was told many things by Man. All I got is confused. In a couple of situations I was actually told that I am not able to have a relationship with God because I am not this or that, and that I am unclean and God wants nothing to do with me. Not joking.

I was looking into the Catholic Church, when I started to question certain things, Such as,,,

How was Peter the First Pope when he wanted nothing to do with Gentiles, well, other than to party with them. Was Paul not the first Pope?
Why do you Pray to Mary?
Why do you Pray to this or that Saint?
Are we not all Saints, if we are adopted into the Family of God?
Why do you bow before Statues?
How does this or that Priest have the authority to forgive me of my Sins?
Why would I kiss the Pope's Ring?

I was pretty much told, your not Catholic, you wouldn't understand, go away now. Then, Since Jesus was a Jew, and He came for the Jewish People, what about Judaism? I have to admit, I actually made some good friends. I am proud to call a couple Rabbis my friend. However? It's a Jewish thing. You would not understand. You are unclean. You are pretty much not welcome.

So I looked into Eastern Mysticism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, "The Force" Yes, it really is a Religion. Taoism, Atheism. All I got was confused. Then one day, God spoke directly to me. He said, "Are you done?" I said, "I do not get it. Everyone says they are right. Their's is the only true Religion. Some do not even believe you are there." He said "Stop learning from the Creature, and start learning from the Creator."

Did you know that this statement from God, is actually Biblical? Are you saying religion is not good? I am saying that if you want to know God, you need to spend time WITH God. Forget what Man says about Him. ASK HIM. One of the most Sinful people to ever walk the Earth, became one of the Greatest Saints to ever walk the Earth. As a matter of Fact, he wrote a lot of what we read in the New Testament today. His name was Saul. Now Paul. How did he get so wise? How did he get so close to God? How is it that he got the Authority he got? Was it the University of Rome? Did he do a 4 year stint in a Community Collage? Did He get a Degree or Masters in Theology? Did he say ten Hail Mary's and get ordained into the "Church?"

Let's let him tell us himself..

{Galatians 1}
"Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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 than 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.

But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.

Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother. Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:

But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. And they glorified God in me."
Paul plainly tells us "But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ." He tells us "I conferred not with flesh and blood: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus." Where he stayed for three years. He learned directly from God. The Creator. He did not go and seek out the Creation.

You can still do this today. This is how I learn most of, if not all of, what I know about God and His Truth. I learned it from Him. I continue to. I, like you, Prayed the "Sinner's Prayer." I, like you, was adopted into the Family of God. I, like you, received the Spirit of Adoption, The Comforter, The Holy Spirit. Who, "shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever " Jesus tells us this..

{John 14:16-18, 26-28 }
"And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you."

"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I."
You see, we have the greatest Teacher we could ever have. He never leaves us. He never lies to us. He will never say, I do not know. He is not greedy, hateful, ignorant in any way. He was there at the founding of the World. He sees and talks with God face to face. He knows all, and is all. "He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world."

Who do you want teaching you? Someone who thinks they know, or someone that knows all? Let's try this to bring all this into perspective. I have the Rocket Scientist who build the biggest, most impressive Rocket EVER, in my home, sitting on my couch. Looking me in the eye. I want to learn about Rockets, so I do what? I go to see Billy Bob, who is working in the local School system, cleaning the floor. Why? I heard he knows about Rockets. He read a book. He can tell me something about them. Right? NO. I have the one that WROTE that Book, in my own house. Sitting there. He can take me to the Rocket. He can take it apart piece by piece, and explain everything about it. He is the one that can teach me EVERYTHING about the Rocket, because HE built it.

Now I'm not picking on anyone named Billy Bob. Don't send me hate mail. I'm attempting to put this into perspective. I do not need Billy Bob. If you want to know about Heaven, Hell, Life, Death, or anything else, you do not need to go anywhere. You have the one that created it all, right there on your couch. You have the one that created all things, living with you. You want to know about God? Ask HIM. You call this your body. He calls this His Home. His Temple. He is always with you and will never leave you.

Again, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" You do not need anyone else. It's not about washing pots and pans. It's not about eating, or not, Meat on Fridays. It's not about this or that Saint. It's not about following what this or that leader said. It not about Mohammad, Buddha, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. It's not about L. Ron Hubbard, This or That Pope. This or that Man-Made Tradition called Religion. It is all about Jesus. It is all about God. It is all about your one on one relationship with Him.

You do not need anything else. Who is in charge? God. Who is in charge of this World? The Devil.{Ephesians 2:1–2} How do you overcome the Devil and get to God? Jesus the Christ. There is no other way. {John 14:6}{Acts 4:12} There is no other with more knowledge. There is no other that can forgive you of your Sins. Life is short. Do not waste your time.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Proverbs 30


1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,

2 Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

3 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.

4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?

5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

7 Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:

8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

10 Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.

11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

15 The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

16 The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.

17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

18 There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:

19 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

21 For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:

22 For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;

23 For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

24 There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:

25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;

26 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;

27 The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;

28 The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.

29 There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going:

30 A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;

31 A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.

32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.

33 Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Legal vs Lawful

Just because Man makes something Legal, does not necessarily mean it is Lawful


We founded this Country on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and on The God of the Judeo-Christian Bible. We fashioned our Laws after those of the Bible, including the Ten Commandments. Our very first Amendment, was to match, the very First Commandment.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

God said..
"I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments."
There is no "Wall of Separation" There is no Constitutional foundation to tell me, that I can or cannot Pray wherever and whenever I want. Including Schools and Government places. As a matter of fact, the Constitution FORBIDS Government from "prohibiting" me from doing such. It is Freedom OF not FROM Religion. It was put there to prevent the Federal Government from creating a National Religion, such as that of which we fled in Europe. Government cannot create a Religion and Laws to force Americans to follow. Has nothing to do with not being able to say "Jesus" in public places in the fear of offending someone.

Over the years, Mankind has decided, in his own "wisdom," that this also means that we can worship ANY God we chose. We created Laws to make it Legal and "protected" to worship Mohammad, Buddha, even that big purple bunny in your back yard. That does not however, make it Lawful in God's eyes to do so.

For years in this Country, and around the World, we had what has come to be called Blue Laws. Which means, six days you were allowed to work, but on the seventh, which they deemed as Sunday, in America, you could not legally open for business or be forced to work.These Laws were designed to restrict or ban some or all Sunday activities for Religious standards, particularly the observance of a day of worship or rest.

God said,,
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it."
They were in sync. Then due to greed, in the name of convenience, one business stayed open, then another, then before you knew it, we became a 24-7 society. It became Legal to be open whenever you want. Oh, there are still some Blue Laws across the Country and the World, but for the most part, it is now Legal to work on the Sabbath. However, it is not Lawful.

God said,,,
"Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."
For years, the Family was the most important thing in this Country. It was founded on Faith, Family, and Freedom. Now? It is perfectly Legal to put your kids in Daycare, and your Parents in a Nursing Home, because we no longer have time nor the ability, to care for them ourselves. But just because it is Legal, does it make it Lawful? Not to God.

God says,,,
"Thou shalt not kill."
No only do we say it's OK for a Woman to slaughter her unborn innocent Child, we made it Legal for her to do so, we actually call it a "Right." This in no way makes it Lawful in God's eyes. He sees it as the Murder of the most innocent of all life. Genesis 9:5-6, 26, Psalm 139:13-16, Exodus 21:23--25, just a few places where God tells us how reprehensible He sees Abortion.

It is Legal, although perhaps not wise, to to commit Adultery. We have Talk Show Hosts, TV Programs, Websites, that make millions exploiting this behavior. Is it Lawful? Jesus even told us that we do not have to actually commit the actual act to be guilty of violating this Godly Law..

{Matthew 5:28}
"But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."
We, Man, America, say it is Legal, and have created Laws to protect Homosexuality. We are currently attempting to make Gay Marriage Legal. God says Marriage is between one Man and one Woman.. Jesus even elaborated on this as well..

{Matthew 19:5-6}
"For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."
We find in God's Word, in Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, Ezekiel 16:48-51, Romans 1:18-32, God goes to great length to tell us that not only is Homosexuality against Him and Nature itself, but it WILL bring judgement to those that do such, and to those who condone such.

Jesus tells us simply,

{Matthew 22:37-40}
"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
If you really want to know if something is Lawful, do not look toward Man, but rather look toward God. For as Paul warned us in Romans 1...
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

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."
Am I saying that you need not follow the Law of the Land? Surely not. For the most part, we must follow the Law of the Land, to live free and in Peace. However, we must always remember that what is Legal to Man, is not necessarily Lawful for us, as Children of God. What is Legal for Man, is not necessarily Lawful toward God. Regardless of what Man says, we must follow what God says.

You can Legalize Sin all you want. Even though Man attempts to justify Sin by calling it "Legal," does not change the Fact that it is still Sin in God's Eyes, and America must take a lesson from Samaria
"Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified thy sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done."
Be careful Child of God. Be careful. Be careful that in the name of compassion, or in the name of "evolving" that you do not condone, nor justify Sin. God tells us that if we do, we "multiply thine abominations." We as Children of God, even though our Country, or even the World may, we must be careful to NOT change "the truth of God into a lie, and worship and serve the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever."

Staying with God's Word, believing what HE says, is not Old Fashion, Close Mindedness, Discriminatory, or Hateful. It is simply believing in the Truth. Sin is still Sin. Right and Wrong, is still Right and Wrong. You can "evolve" or you want. You can change Truth to fit your Sin all you want. But God tells us, He will still call it Sin. When you stand before Him, and He asks why did you condone or justify Sin, do you really think He will accept you telling Him "Well, it is legal." No. He will tell you that it is not now, then, nor will it ever be, Lawful.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Proverbs 29


1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the Lord lighteneth both their eyes.

14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.

26 Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the Lord.

27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

We Are The Poor, Maimed, Halt, And The Blind

We are the Bums in the Street.


Why are we here? Seriously. I'm asking you. Why are we here? Why do we go to this building called a Church? Why are we reading the Bible? Why would we Pray to accept someone, Jesus, who called us Dogs, and Pigs? Oh you didn't know this? Yup. Jesus, called you, unless you are Jewish, a Pig and a Dog.

You see, Jesus did not come for you. He wanted nothing to do with you. Remember when the Woman, who was not Jewish, tried to talk to Him? First He attempted to ignore her, then when she persisted, He said this..

{Matthew 15:24}
"I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
In Mark we see that when she still persisted, He said this..

{Mark 7:27}
"Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs."
When He sent out the Twelve, He told them to stay away from us.

{Matthew 10:5-7}
"These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand."
So why are you here? Why do you go to Church? Why do you care about a Lord who called you Pigs {Matthew 7:6} and Dogs. Who told us plainly, He did not come for us. Why do you think for one second, that He would even think about Saving you? Who do you think you are? The Jews are now, have always been, and always will be, God's chosen people. Are you Jewish? No? Then are you not wasting your time?

You know who we are? We are the Poor, Maimed, Halt, and the Blind. We are the Bums on the street. We are the Pigs and the Dogs that Jesus called us. We are not God's Chosen People. Who are we? We are the step Children. We are the Adopted Children. We are the "Other Sheep."

{John 10:16}
" And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd."
So what happened? How did we go from Pigs and Dogs, to being called Children of God? The answer is simple. It is not liked. It is not appreciated. Some become offended if you tell them. But it is what it is. We benefited, because those Jesus did come for, said "No." They rejected Him. So? God opened it up to all. The Word even tells us, that Jesus Himself, is a stumbling Stone.

{1 Peter 2:4-8}
"To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed."
You see, because God made the Way of Salvation so simple, and the fact that those He made the Way for, decided to reject it, God opened it up to us all. God called His Chosen people to Salvation. They rejected His calling. So He in turn, called us. Jesus tells us this in His Parable of the Banquet Dinner

{Luke 14:16-23}
"A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled."
WE are the Poor, Maimed, Halt, and the Blind. We are the Bums on the street. We are the others. We are those that benefited from the original Guests rejecting the invitation. Notice here that this is the same invitation that the Jews received. We must do the same thing that they were told to do. Then we become one with them. We become adopted into the Family of God.

{Romans 1:16}
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."
See, what they had, we now can have. What they knew, we can now know. The Word of God was given to them. But now, the Word of God, Jesus's Sacrifice, and God's Grace, is for all who believe.

{Romans 3:1-2}
"What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God."
However, because they rejected God, God made His Word available to all who seek it..

{Romans 16:25-27}
"Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen."
Through accepting Jesus, we, the "non-Jews," the "Gentiles," the "uncircumcised," can now become Children of God.

{ Ephesians 2:12-13}
"That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ."
So now there is no difference. We are all one in the Family of God. You can not differentiate between a Jew, and Non-Jew, Black , White, Male, Female, Rich, Poor, or anything else. As we grow in Christ, we all should assimilate. We need to all come together as one.

{Romans 15:27}
"It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things."
WE are Children of God. WE are now Princes and Princesses of Heaven. WE are the Church. There is no other. WE are it. God chose you to be a part of it. Jesus died, yet rather, raised from the dead on the third day for us. WE, having received that, MUST be obedient is the ways of God. We went from Bums, and Wretches, to Children of the Most High God. Is that not reason enough, all by itself, to DO what He tells us to do? To follow Him? Learn from Him? Be obedient to Him? We are here, because God chose us to be here.

Accepting the Gift of Salvation is easy. All you need to do is accept Jesus's Sacrifice for you. Be Baptized the way Jesus told us too. Say this Prayer

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} Now you need to learn, what God is all about. You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10} BE the Child of God you have become.

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Proverbs 28


1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

3 A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things.

6 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.

8 He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

10 Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.

11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

12 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.

13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

16 The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

21 To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

22 He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

24 Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat.

26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Let Him Lead

 The best Teacher you will ever have..


We have been talking a lot about Oblations vs Opportunity. That instead of seeing going to Church, reading The Word, Praying, Tithes and Giving, or any other Spiritual things as obligations, we should be seeing them as opportunities. Not some things that we must do, but rather, things that will put us in a place of the full blessings of God.

We talked about one of the main reasons for this is that we are walking in the flesh, yet, we are trying to do Spiritual things. This is not possible. For the Flesh and the Spirit are total opposite and opposed to one another. Remember what Paul warned us about in Romans 8:8 "So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God."

We talked about how when Jesus looked into Matthew, Peter, Saul, or anyone else's eyes, He says "Follow Me." They did not just sit there, or remain living the way they did prior to that. They actually DID something. They got up, out of the Boat, or whatever, and actually followed Him.

So what happens when you are going somewhere, for the first time? What happens if someone tells you, "Hey, I want to bring you here, and show you, this."? You do not know where to go, nor what it is they are going to show you, so you say, "Okay. Lead the way, I will follow."

You do not know where to go. You do not know the things God has for you. Remember, God said this..

{Jeremiah 29:11-13}
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
Remember Jesus told us this..

{Mark 12:30}
"And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment."
That if we do this, and if we put God first in our lives, He will Bless us with all things. Jesus told us not to worry about everything, including and most importantly, those things we cannot change..

{Matthew 6:33}
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
So you have done all the right steps. You believe. You believe "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}You have accepted Him into your life. You have repented your Sins and been Baptized. You have Faith that "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." {Acts 2:38}

Yet, you seem to not be able to make it "work" for you. You do not understand, why you are not getting much out of this whole "religion thing." You do not feel blessed. You do not feel at peace. You do not feel that God is with you. Why?

First, are you sure? Have you indeed repented your Sins? Have you got up and followed Jesus? Second, are you filling yourself with His Word? Are you taking the time to read, Pray, Go to Church? Third, who is it that you are allowing to guide you through this mystical magical journey called Life? Going it alone? Allowing Man to lead you? Or are you allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you?

Jesus told us,,

{John 14:15-20}
"If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you."
Jesus told us that even though He is no longer here in the flesh, for He had to lay down His flesh, in order to pay the price for you, that He still expects those that God chooses and calls out of the world, to Follow Him. He understands that you cannot follow what you can no longer see, so The Holy Spirit will come and guide you. He also told us who the Holy Spirit IS. He said,,

{John 14:23}
"If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."
Notice the Wording here. "I will come to you." "and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." "I" "We?" "Our?" The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus is talking here about keeping "my" Words, the "Father" will love him who does so, and the Holy Spirit, the "Comforter," "We," we will make our "abode" with him. Jesus said HE God and The Holy Spirit will make YOU {He who keeps Jesus's, God's Word} a place of residence; a house or home.

He tells us this.

{John 14:26}
"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."
That the Holy Spirit, who is whom?? Yup, that the Holy Spirit will....

{John 16:13}
"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come."
God Speaks to us through His Word. Try it. When you read His Word, it comes alive and it shows you things you never knew. Teaches you things you never knew. Can also guide you through life. But God is NOT limited in just a book. The Bible is not a History Book. God is not History. He is very much alive here and now, and if you have accepted Jesus as Lord of your life, if He said to you "Follow Me" and you have gotten up and followed Him, then it is HE in you. yes HE. The great I Am. God Himself. Jesus. The Holy Spirit. They or HE is in you.

King Solomon tells us this

{Proverbs 3:5-6}
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
How much more now, do you think this applies. He is INSIDE you. Do you think He cannot direct your paths? This is why Jesus tells us to have no fear. This is why John told us..

{1 John 4:4}
"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."
He, the Holy Spirit. He, Jesus Himself. He, God Himself. He is in you. He is willing to, and ready to lead you. He, Jesus, said to you, the same He said to Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him, "Follow Me." The same Jesus that looked into Saul's eyes and changed him into Paul, is looking into yours. He is saying the same thing. "Follow Me"

The question is not, is He willing to lead you. The quest is, are you willing to follow. You want to follow Jesus? You want to be in a place where He is? Where the hand of God is moving? Where the true Blessings of God are? Then simply, let Him lead.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Proverbs 27


1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

7 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

10 Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?

25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.

26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.

27 And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Follow Me

Jesus is where you are, looking into your eyes.


Are you a Follower of Jesus? "Yes Sir, I am. I am a Follower of Jesus. The Lord of Lords, The King of Kings. Yes Sir, I am a Follower of Jesus." Oh? I saw Jesus just the other day, He was on the Street corner, Preaching to Prisoners on a work detail. Where were you? "Oh, I had to work." I saw Jesus this past Saturday, He was in a Soup Kitchen, feeding the Homeless, and Poor. "Oh, well, I had that Football Game. I had to see that." Oh? I saw Jesus in the Hospital visiting sick kids, and trying to put a smile on their faces. Where were you? "Well, I had that Birthday Party to go to." So you are a follower of Jesus? "Yes, yes Sir. I am." Well, I see you, where is HE? 

You say you are a Child of God? "Yes. Of course I am." Really? Do you even know what that actually means? God, looking down from Heaven, sees Bill. He whispers in Bill's ear, "Buy that store you always wanted to have." He says to Bill, "Here is the land. Here is the Money. Now is the time." Bill goes out and buys the store. He is arranging the isles. God whispers in Bill's ear "Put the Coffee in isle 5." Bill puts the coffee in isle 5.

Jenny wakes up, realizing that she is out of Coffee, gets in her car and goes to that new store that just opened up. Ron, after having a good night with friends, wakes up, realizes he is out of coffee, goes to that new store. Jenny walks up and asks the Girl in the outfit, "Where is your coffee?" Isle 5 is the answer. Jenny goes to isle 5. Ron walks up and asks the Girl in the outfit, "Where is your coffee?" Isle 5 is the answer again. Ron goes to isle 5

Both Ron and Jenny, really like that flavored Coffee. So on this Tuesday morning, at 7:35 am, both Ron and Jenny reach for that Hazelnut Coffee. Their hands touch. There is a skip of a beat of the heart. There is a feeling. There is electricity in the air. Jenny and Ron exchange numbers. They date. Get Married. Get Pregnant.

What they do not know, what Bill does not know, what the Girl in the outfit, does not know, is while all this is going on, God is writing in His Book. "Her name is Susan. His name is John. 5 foot 8. 6 foot 5. 230 pounds, 120 pounds Blonde hair. Blue eyes. Brown hair, brown eyes. A birthmark here.

{Psalm 139:16}
"Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them."
Hair number 1,2,3,4... "

{Matthew 10:30}
"But the very hairs of your head are all numbered."
While Bill is buying his dream store, while that Girl is getting a job to have some spending money during the Summer, while Jenny and Ron are falling in love, God is writing in His book.

As Jenny's Pregnancy progresses, Susan, or John, YOU, are being formed as God wrote in His book. YOU become exactly the way you are because God formed you that way. As this is all going on, God sets up a plan and a purpose for you and your life. A destiny. A reason for being.

Is Bill a Christian? Doesn't matter. Is that Girl in the outfit a Child of God? Doesn't matter. Is Jenny and or Ron, Children of God? Doesn't matter. It's not about any of them. It's all about Susan, Ron, YOU. It is all about God's greatest passion. The greatest passion God has for you, is to have a one on one relationship with you. For you to get to know Him.

So once you get to this point, God formed you, set up a Destiny, and plan and purpose for your life, this is where you come in. He calls you out. He brings Jesus into your life, wherever you may be. Whatever you may be doing. As Matthew was sitting at the table of Customs, Peter on the Fishing Boat, Saul on the road to Damascus, Jesus is looking into your eyes, and He is saying "Follow Me."

Now your answer here, is the most important answer to the most important question you will ever be asked or give. Yes? or No? Notice something. Matthew, Peter, Saul, did something here. Did Luke keep being a Doctor, and going about his own livelihood after Paul taught him who Jesus was? What did Jesus tell people who wanted to be Saved? "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." {Matthew 4:19} "But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead."{Matthew 8:22} "Follow me. And he arose, and followed him."{Matthew 9:9} All these examples, Jesus says, "Follow me." So they did.

Matthew did not stay seated. Peter did not keep Fishing. Saul kept walking, but it was for a vastly different purpose. In case there is still any doubt, Jesus Himself makes it clear,,,

{Matthew 10:37-39}
"He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it."
You see, God is not interested in what you have done. He doesn't care who you think you are. He doesn't care the size of your bank account, or what man-made Tradition you decided to follow. He is interested in what you can, and will do, NOW. He is interested in you getting to know who He is. His plan and purpose for your life.

If Peter never left the Fishing Boat, he would never have walked on water with Jesus. He would never have been called "The Rock" by Jesus. The Beggar, "lame from his Mother's Womb who was carried, and laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;" would have never been healed. Peter would have never made the statement "Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk." {Acts 3}

If Saul said "No", he would have never become Paul, and we would not have a lot of the New Testament we read today.You can say "No." You can live a long life here on earth doing whatever you chose to do. Problem is, once your time on earth passes away, what then?

If you do say "Yes?" Then, and only then, can you expect the true and many Blessings that God has for you. Then and only then, can you expect to become equipped with gifts and power from above, to fulfill His plan and His Purpose for your life.

However, if you say "Yes" then what? If I want to learn from someone, be like them, do what they do, I have to follow them. I want to be Rich, I find a Rich person. They go here, or there, I go here, or there. They do this. I do this. They do that. I do that. Why? Because I want to be like them. I want to learn from them. I want to BE them. They tell me, this is how I got Rich, do this, I would listen and do what they tell me. If they say don't do that, you will lose everything you have, I would not do that. It would not be an obligation or a chore. It would be my great desire to do so. Why? I want to be like them.

This is how we should see Following Jesus. Oh, you said "Yes." But what now? Are you going where He goes? Are you doing the things He does? Are you doing the things He says? Are you not doing the things He tells us not to do?

{1 John 2:3-6}
"And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked."
It is not an obligation to follow Jesus. It is not an obligation to follow God. It is not an obligation to go to Church, read His Word. It is an opportunity. An opportunity to be blessed in supernatural ways. To truly become a new being. A Child of God. An opportunity to live in Love, Hope, and Peace. It is an opportunity to share this good news, with others. Especially those you love.

"But I do not know where to find Him. It's not like He is still walking around breaking bread and fish. How do I'm follow someone I cannot see?" Oh He is still here. You can find God's Will for you in His Word. He will tell you, if you ask. Jesus said,,

{John 14:23-24}
"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me."
Jesus told us a good place to start, would be doing the things He did. He said, in the end, He will say one of two things to us..

{Matthew 25:34-46}
"Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drinkWhen saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or a thirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal."
When you say you are a follower of Jesus, ARE you a follower of Jesus? Are you going where He goes. Are you doing the things He does. Are you obeying His teachings? Are you sure you are following Jesus?

Salvation is the greatest gift, next to your very life itself, that you can ever receive. Becoming His Child, is the greatest thing that could ever happen to you. He wants to walk with you, talk with you, protect you, care for you, love you. He wants you to love Him. He said to you, or He is saying right now, "Follow Me." Are you?

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

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