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..

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