Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bible Minded

The most important thing for a Child of God to be.


I recently read an article over at Bible Gateway.com that asked what it means to be "Bible Minded." They asked is the definition is one of these...?

…thinks about the Bible a lot?
…believes that the Bible is God’s Word?
…believes that the Bible is scientifically and/or historically accurate?
…obeys Biblical laws and instructions?
…is a Christian?
…belongs to a specific Christian denomination, a particular political party, or other group?
…reads the Bible obsessively?
…tries to base their actions and lifestyle on certain principles found in the Bible?
…some, all, or none of the above?

They seem to agree that these, and other definitions, could describe a "Bible Minded" person. They quote these Scriptures...

{Jeremiah 31:33}
"But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people."
{Proverbs 7:1-3}
"My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart."
{2 Timothy 3:16-17}
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
They wrap up the article with this.. They ask, DO you...

…open your mind to the truths it teaches you?
…allow it to convict you, when necessary, of sin in your life?
…respond to that conviction with prayer, repentance, and other Bible-based action?
…earnestly try to put into practice the teachings and values taught in the Bible, with a goal of pursuing righteousness (as the Bible defines “righteousness”)?

It really was a good article. However, I have one question for ya. Do you read the Bible at all? That really is the question. People hear the good news. They hear the Gospel. They hear....

{John 3:16}
"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."
They hear what we just talked about not too long ago....

{John 11:25-26}
"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die."
They believe. They accept. They say the 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!"

They hear the Truth, that It really is, just that simple. They go off and tell people, well, some, what they have just done. They get on fire for God, and go to Church, pardon the expression, Religiously, every week. They sing songs and they hear the Word spoken by the Pastor, Preacher, or Leader of the Church. Then someone comes up to them and asks them things like...

"What about all those contradictions in the Bible?" "What about the fact you eat Pork, Bible says not to?" "You walk more than 3637 feet on Sunday, yet you call out others for not following your narrow and hypocritical view of the Bible?" "After all, the Bible even tells you that, and I quote, 'There is no God.' So what is your deal anyway? I like the old you. You know, before all this Bible stuff."

Can you answer all of these? I am not even getting into some of the more "feeling" arguments. Like telling someone that they are correct in saying that their long lost loved one is NOT in Heaven if they denounced Jesus. Let's just go with these.. Can you answer them? Chances are, if you did not hear this on Sunday Morning, you have no clue..

First of all, there is not one Contradiction in the Bible. No. Not one. There are misinterpretations. There are differences in focus on the same subject by different Witnesses. There are intentional twisting to fit agendas or ideas. There are simple misunderstands. But not one Contradiction. If you go into the Bible, with the Spirit to understand, you will receive Eyes to See, Ears to Hear, and a Heart to understand. God can and WILL speak to you CLEARLY in His Word. This is why it is so important to make time to do so.

One Angel or two? Jesus talks with one of two Blind Men, ETC. Different versions of the same event, by different witnesses, either based on different points, or different points of view. A guy robs a Bank, 10 Witnesses give 6 or 7 different descriptions of the same event, ETC. When you know the Truth, these are insignificant to the ACTUAL Lesson it is trying to teach you.

Eating Pork? Or anything the Bible says you should not? Remember Peter's Dream? Acts 10:9-16. Remember what the Word says in 1 Corinthians 10:23, or in 1 Timothy 4:4? This is not the Truth. However, it would not be a good idea for you to eat a pound of bacon for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. It is not healthy for ya. But you are not going to Hell for eating a BLT.

AS far as walking 3637 feet on Sunday? First, do you even know that this means? It means they are accusing you of "Working on the Sabbath." 3637 feet is a Jewish measurement of a Sabbath Days Journey. If you walk past that, you are considered "working." However, this is NOT God Commanded. Second, Jesus asked us,,,

{Luke 6:9}
"I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the Sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?"
Jesus tells us that the Sabbath was made for Man, NOT Man for the Sabbath. It is a Day of Rest. Oh, and by the way, the Sabbath, is Saturday..

"There is no God"? Yup. Bible says it twice. However, what it actually says is....
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good." {Psalms 14: 1} {Psalm 53:1}
So what they told you is true. They Bible does say, "There is no God." However, they did not tell you the whole truth. If you did not know? You could fall for the lie.

As for complaining that you are Judging someone based on your Biblical views? Just because we have declared things OK. Or even deemed them a Human "Right" or whatever, doesn't mean that they are all of a sudden Right. Just because WE have changed Good to Sin and Sin to Good, does mean that it is so. Unless you KNOW the Word, you may accept things as they are, instead of knowing the Truth, they are Sin. Against God. Against Nature. You may fall for what sounds Compassionate and Right, without knowing, what you are being told, is Sin and Wrong.

Understand this Child of God, The Word of God, The Bible, is absolute. It is not filled with Contradictions. There is not one. It is Absolute. It is Perfect."All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." So yes, as a Child of God, you SHOULD,,,,…open your mind to the truths it teaches you, allow it to convict you, when necessary, of sin in your life, respond to that conviction with prayer, repentance, and other Bible-based action. and earnestly try to put into practice the teachings and values taught in the Bible, with a goal of pursuing righteousness (as the Bible defines “righteousness”).

How do you do this? READ IT... Eat it. Absorb it. Take it all in and make it a part of you. Not just go to Church an Hour or two, every other week, if you feel like it. But everyday, enter into the Word with the Hope that it WILL feed your Spirit, and make you a Bible Minded Person..

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..

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Supernatural Is Not Real, Mankind

Man


So the last couple of days, we have talked about being a Child of God, you HAVE to believe in the Supernatural. Of course. God and Jesus, The Holy Spirit, the Resurrection. All that. Yeah, I get that. In this aspect, I do believe in the Supernatural. But forget about Witchcraft, Spooks, Ghosts, Demons, and all that. There are no such thing a Mediums, Witches and Warlocks. I thought that was what we are talking about. I do not believe in them. Really? Why? They are just as real. Don't believe me?

Ever been cooking on the Stove and someone, a Child, or anyone really, comes near it, you warn them, "Don't touch. The Stove is hot. I do not want you to get burned?" You are warning them our of love and concern for their well being. What happens if the touch the Stove? They get burned. Why? Because the Stove is hot.

Ever been watching your kids play outside, or have you ever been playing outside, and you, or your Parents tell you, "Don't play in the road." Why? You may get hit by a car. So if they do, or you do, and you get hit by a car, why? Because you are playing in the road where cars are traveling on.

Have you ever warned someone to be careful with that sharp knife? Why? They could get cut. If they are reckless or careless and they get cut, why? Because they are dealing with a sharp knife.

How about this one. Have you ever warned your Child or anyone, that they should never play, feed, or do anything, to the big purple Bunny in your Backyard? Wait. huh? Yeah. The big, giant, purple Bunny, in your back yard. Did you ever warn your kids to stay away from it or it will eat them? No? Why? Do you not love your kids? Did your Parents not warn you about the Bunny? Why??? Oh, perhaps, because it's not real?

The Stove. Playing in Traffic. Sharp Knives. Playing with Fire even. These are true warnings. These will hurt, and perhaps even kill you, if you do not heed the warnings. The big, giant, purple Bunny, in your back yard? Not so much. Chances are, you never heard of the Bunny. Chances are, you never talked to your Kids about the Bunny. Why? Waste of time. The Bunny is not real.

God is our Daddy. He does not want us touching the hot Stove. He does not want us playing with Knives. He does not want us playing in Traffic. Or playing with Fire. Why? Same reason we warn, or have others warn us, about the same. Why? He does not want us to get hurt. He does not want us to put ourselves in a situation that could cost us our lives..

Well? What does God tell us about the Devil?

{Isaiah 14:12-16}
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;"
Jesus tells us He was there...

{Luke 10:18}
"And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven."
Hell was created for Satan and his followers..

{Matthew 25:41}
"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:"
So the Devil and Hell are very real. Again, if not, why would our Heavenly Father tell us these things? As a matter of fact, Jesus talked more about Hell than He ever did about Heaven. He even called some of the Priests and Rulers of the Synagogues Children of the Devil.

It always amazes me when I hear people say, I believe in God, but not the Devil, or Hell. Uh? Then what did Jesus come to Save you from? You see, people do not like to accept that the Devil is real. That there is really a Hell. Why? Then there is no reason for a Savoir. No consequences for actions. But I have some bad news for ya. They ARE real.

Now the Word tells us that the Spirit Realm is real. According to...

{Leviticus 19:31}
"Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God."
Again, why would God, our Daddy, warn us against something that does not exist? Also in,,,,

{Deuteronomy 18:9-13}
"When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God."
You see, the Spirit Realm is real. Romans 8 is all about the difference in walking in the Flesh and walking in the Spirit. It even tells us that "they that are in the flesh cannot please God." However, just as God, Jesus, Angels, and Heaven is, well, let's call it the Light Side, there is a Dark side. The Devil, Demons, Hell.

The good news is, as a Child of God, we need not worry that much about the Darkness. Remember when Jesus told His Disciples that He saw Satan fall from Heaven? Well He also said this...

{Luke 10:17-20}
"And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven."
How can this be? It can be, because we have the Word of God in us. Remember....

{Hebrews 4:12}
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
We are not merely physical beings. We have become new creatures. Once you accept Jesus, once you are adopted into the Family of God, you, the old you, are put to death. You are REBORN as a new Creature. You are now a Spiritual Being, able to operate in the Spirit Realm.

You are now a Child of God. You now have the ability to boldly walk into the very Throne Room of GOD. The Creator of all that is, was, or ever will be. You now have the ability to call God, Daddy. You, with the Holy Spirit, now have power over the Darkness. Over Demons. Over even the Devil himself. This is something we need to take comfort in. But we should be happy, that the reason we do, is because our names are written in Heaven. That we ARE children of God.

So why are we told to stay away from Mediums, and those who practice Witchcraft? God created all things. He created the Earth and all in it. Then He created Man. Gave Man domination over all of creation. So? Man, having the authority to do so, gave that authority over to the Devil. God gave us authority over bad Spirits. He protects us against evil. Why would you want to give away that protection?

What do you do when you go to a Medium? You place yourself under THEIR authority. You in essence, give yourself to them, to see what they can do for you. Meanwhile, they then have you. You open the door from the hedge of protection God has placed around you, and you let evil in. This can end very badly for you. Do not do it.

Yes. The Supernatural is very real. God is Supernatural. Jesus is Supernatural. WE are Supernatural. The Spirit Realm is REAL. Mediums, Wizards, Witches, Spirits, Demons, Angels, Heaven and Hell, are all real. Man has Supernatural abilities given to him by God. Man also has Supernatural abilities given to him by the Devil. Be careful Child of God. Heed the warning God is giving you. Stay away from such. Do not open the door for something much worse.

DO you have the Godly Hedge? Surrounding you. Protecting you? Do you have that authority over Spirits? 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, July 22, 2015

Supernatural Is Not Real, Jesus

Jesus


If you are a Child of God, and someone asks you, "Do you believe in the Supernatural?" how is your answer anything but YES? Last time we talked about God. An eternal God that created all things. Including the Natural. We also talked about the fact if you chose to believe in Evolution, you must then, have even more faith in the Supernatural.

I love when someone who claims to be an Child of God, states that the Supernatural is not real. Huh??? Do you believe in Jesus? Of course. Do you believe that it is through Him you are Saved? Of course. That you received the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit? Yes?

Jesus, the Flesh of God, IS Supernatural. Born of a Virgin. Water to Wine. Walk on Water. Calm the Storm, Heal the Sick. Raised the Dead. Raised from the Dead. But we will leave that all a side for now. Who is Jesus? Jesus IS eternal. He laid down His Godhood, and came to earth in the form of a helpless little Baby. He became Flesh.

{John 1:1-3, 9-14}
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
So in the Beginning, GOD. The Word was "with God, and the Word was God."
"The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."
Wait? By whom? By the Word. "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." Wait, I thought God made all things. He did. Are you following? God made all things, but all thing were made by The Word, who was in the beginning  Remember, the Word was God.
"That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."
Wait? Isn't this talking about Jesus? YES. The Word is Jesus? YES. Wait wait wait. Are you saying Jesus is GOD? YES. Read this next part carefully.. Ready?
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
Jesus IS the Word. The Word IS God. Jesus and God are one. Still with me? What about this adoption? What about the Holy Spirit? Well?

{John 14:16-20, 23}
"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."
Stop. So this mystical, magical being. A Ghost. Will come and possess you? Who is that? Well, "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." {Genesis 1:2} Wait? So the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, was here from the beginning as well? Yes. Who is He? Keep reading John 14
"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."
I didn't know I was that big inside.. Seriously, Jesus just said, "I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you." Which means, God Himself, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, are all now, as a Child of God, living inside me. So where I go, they go? What I do, they do? Are you starting to see why we, as Children of God, should be doing things are are acceptable to God? Any doubt that Jesus is telling us that God, Himself, and the Holy Spirit will be living in us?
"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."
So to recap, "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter," {The Holy Spirit}"I will come to you." {Jesus} "my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him" {God} That's pretty Supernatural.

Also remember what Jesus said?

{Mark 13:31}
"Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away."
Why? Because He is the Word. Remember? Jesus is the Word of God. Look at how the Word is described here..

{Hebrews 4:12}
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
You see, Jesus as The Word, Created all. Remember "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." So how do you think the End time will come? The Word, Jesus, God, Created all things. By The Word, all things can, and will, come to an end.

Jesus IS Supernatural. He IS Eternal. Powerful. Creating. Destroying. The only way to get to God. Because He IS GOD. He is the Door. The Payment for Sin. The Resurrection from the dead. He IS Supernatural. Thinking about Jesus in this way, Water to Wine doesn't seem all that difficult now does it?

So the last couple of days, we have talked about being a Child of God, you HAVE to believe in the Supernatural. Of course. You may say. OK, I get that. But forget about Witchcraft, Spooks, Ghosts, Demons, and all that. There are no such thing a Mediums, Witches and Warlocks. I thought that was what we are talking about. I do not believe in them. Really? Why? They are just as real. Don't believe me? Come back next time. This is what we are going to be talking about.

Another reason why it is a good thing to believe in the Supernatural Jesus. The Jesus that is The Way, The Truth, and THE Life. The fact that "No one comes onto the Father, But by me." sayeth Jesus. 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..

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Supernatural Is Not Real

God


"I do not believe that which cannot be explained by Since, Logic, or Reason. There is no such thing as the Supernatural."

So do you believe in God? Yes? You believe in the Supernatural. Do you believe in Evolution? Yes? Then you believe in the Supernatural. As a matter of fact, if you believe in Evolution minus God, then you have even more Faith in the Supernatural than you need to believe in God. Don't believe me?

What if I told you that I too believe in Evolution? I really do. There really is a natural Evolution to all things in this World, Universe, and in Time itself. Species have evolved over time. Some have become extinct. Some have evolved to adapt to their environment. Think of the Mole. They have eyes. Yet they are blind. Why? ?They live under ground and do not need to see. They have Evolved. We have Evolved. We once rode around on Horses, and thought the World was flat. Now we have Laser Beams and Space Travel. There is a natural Evolution to all things.

However, what becomes the Supernatural, is how did it all begin? I believe simply, "In the beginning God." I have Faith that there is, was always, and will always be, God. God is eternal. He was always here. He will always be here. So I have no problem believing that, since He was already here,,,

{Genesis 1:1-5}
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day."
You say, "There is no God." I'll leave Psalms 14: 1 out here for the sake of discussion. But you say, "There is no God." So you have to have Faith that the Supernatural happened. First, you have to believe what is Scientifically and Mathematically impossible, actually happened. You see, it really is simple, and a fact, that nothing subtracted from nothing is nothing. Nothing added to nothing is nothing. So if there was nothing, then where did the first something come from? Remember, nothing is nothing. Zero. There is nothing in Zero.

Then you have to believe, that this "something" most claim to believe was a single cell organism, just appeared from nothing, and landed in a puddle of ooze. Where did the ooze come from?? But anyway, it landed in this puddle of ooze. and became all things we have today. Forget that with our understanding of DNA, we know that we are not related to a Tree. Hot blooded, cold blooded, Man, Fish, Birds, Flowers, and even that pesky Misquote. We all came from this one single celled organism.

They only reason I can see anyone, with even a modicum of intelligence, overcoming these to indisputable flaws in the Evolution absence God argument, is their refusal to accept the thought, of anything greater than themselves. They do not want to believe that there is a God. That there is a Moral Code. That there really are absolutes. Good and Evil. Heaven and Hell. Consequences for actions. Someone who WILL Judge them in the end..

So when you ask them, "Where did the First something come from? And, how are we not all related if we did indeed come from that one single cell organism." They usually come back with "Just because we do not understand it, doesn't mean it didn't happen." So OK. Just because you do not believe in God, does not make Him any less real. Which takes more Faith to believe in? What is more Supernatural? Believing that the first something was God, or that something came from nothing?

You cannot explain how all things came into being. I can..
"And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day."
Now I ask you again, where did the first something come from? How did all things come from that first something? Where did that famous and all creating puddle of Ooze come from? "Well,, we do not have all the answers yet, but there is no God."

{Sigh} Either way, we both believe in the Supernatural. You believe what your beloved Science and Mathematics tell us is impossible. I believe in a All Powerful, All Knowing, Eternal God. I believe in a God, who created then flooded the Earth. I believe in a God that fed millions in a Desert. I believe in a God that rained down fire and Brimstone on entire Cities that Sinned. I believe in a God who laid down His Godhood, and came to Earth as a little Baby, just to die for our Sins. We, will talk about the Supernatural Jesus next time. I believe in a God, that fed 5000 with five loaves of bread, and two fishes. I believe in a God who is coming again. This time to call His Children Home, and wipe out Sin totally for a Thousand years.

You cannot say you do not believe in the Supernatural, and you believe in God at the same time.Then again, you cannot say you do not believe in the Supernatural and yet, you do not believe in God. Sorry, but the Supernatural is very Real. Next time we will discuss Jesus. Then we will wrap it up with Man himself. We are Supernatural in a Natural World.

As for today, let's talk about something else Supernatural. You are going to die. However, that is not the end. As I have shared before, I would rather believe in a Living God, and come to nothing, than to believe in nothing and come to God. We have all Sinned and we are worthy of death. Yet, out of His abundant and ever lasting Love for us all, He has made the way of Life simple. His name is Jesus. To escape Judgement, and even Death itself, all you need to do is say a Prayer.

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, July 15, 2015

God IS Watching

“The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.”



This is a famous quote from John Wooden. An Author and retired Basketball Player and Coach. He is also famous for this Quote...

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

Another Quote comes to mind. This one from an old Friend of mine, and a Superstar in Law Enforcement, Chief George A. Rowley.

"Always live your life as if you are on Stage and someone is watching everything you do. Why? Because there is a good chance that someone is. If you live your life as if someone is watching, you will always do the right thing."

All these are totally true. It is not what you do in public that makes you the true you. But what you do behind closed doors. What you do in private. What we are going to talk about today is one of those taboo topics. One of those topics I have been told I should never talk about. One of those topics that people hate to think about. I will be made fun of. So I'm told. People will get angry with me. So I'm told. People will turn off and tune out. So I'm told. People will never come back.. So I'm told..Guess what? We are going to talk about it anyway.

See, the truth is the truth, regardless of the fact it offends people, angers people, scares people, or any other reaction people may have. This is one of those truths that a Child Of God really needs to grasp and will HELP you grow in Faith. It will help you become a better person. It will protect you, even from yourself, in some cases. The Truth? God is watching. God is watching YOU.

{Jeremiah 23:24}
"Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD."
Remember when you were a child? You did some great accomplishment. What did you do? You said to your Mommy or Daddy, "Come. Look. See." You proudly stood there as they came and looked upon what you did. You were hoping that they would be proud of you. You were hoping that they would be happy with you. You wanted them to celebrate with you.

Remember when you were a child? You found your Daddy's Dirty Magazine. Or you took that Beer. Or you found your Mom's Cigarettes? Remember what you did? You locked yourself in the Bathroom. You hid in your room. In the Shed out back. You went into the Woods. Whatever. Point is, you hid yourself away, so that they could not see you.

Why? Of course, you feared getting into trouble. But deep down inside, you didn't want to disappoint them. Deep down inside, you did not want to let them down. Deep down inside, you didn't want to hurt them, or have them think badly of you.

This is why most crimes happen at night. Why? Bad people hope that the darkness will hide them and their deeds. Remember John 3:19-21?
"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."
Like I said, when you did something as a Child, that you knew would make your Earthly Father Proud, you said "Come. Look. See." But when you did something wrong, you did not want him to Come. You did not want him to look. You hoped beyond hope, that he did not see.

However, God is not Man. God is God. He "fills Heaven and Earth" He is every where you may go or be. He doesn't have to come. He is Looking. He does see. He is THERE with you. Remember what Jesus said?

{John 14:23}
"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."
Read that again. "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." What is He saying? Remember, OUR means three or more. Jesus said WE will make OUR abode with him. The very real person Jesus, the very real person the Holy Spirit, and even God Himself, will live IN us.

Where we go. He goes. What we do, He is there with us. Be careful Child of God. You cannot hide from God. As a matter of fact, you cannot even hide your intentions from God. Why? God knows what you are thinking before you even think it. Seriously..

{Jeremiah 17:10}
"I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings."
So even if you just think it, God knows. Are you guilty of Sin even if you do not act on it? Well, Jesus did tell us,

{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."
Sin always starts in the Heart, Mind, then Deeds. The Sin becomes thoughts. You start playing that scenario over and over in your mind. You fire up that movie projector. You imagine the feelings, the fun. the experience. You start thinking of ways that this could come to pass in reality. Then you act on it.

{James 1:15}
"Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death."
See, the thing is, God is in that Movie Theater of your Mind. He is eating Popcorn, sipping on some Soda. Watching the Movie. Then He is watching you to see if you attempt to live it out in real life. He will be there when you do. You cannot hide it from God. As a matter of fact...

{Luke 8:17}
"For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad."
Oh you may think no one is watching. You may think you got away with whatever it may have been. You may go on to live your life as if nothing happened. However, "For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known" God IS Watching..

So what do you do? Act as if He is right there with you. Think about that. What if you were alive when Jesus was with us, in the flesh. When Jesus was walking amongst us. If He was sleeping on your Couch. Would you still do the things you do? If you have company over, do you still do the same things you do, as if no one was there?

Way too many Children of God have this false concept. Oh, they have no problem believing He is there in the Bad Times. When they are in trouble and need help. They have no problem believing that God is waiting for them in a building that they go to on Sundays. But I got news for you. God is there in the good times also. He is there ALWAYS.

Just like when you were a Child, and you wanted to make your earthly Daddy proud, we should all act this way toward God. We should do things where we want to cry out, "God. Come. Look. See." We should be trying to make Him proud of.us. After all, God IS watching.

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..

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Compassion, A Tool of The Devil

How is Compassion Evil?


Compassion = Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.

Sounds good? How can having Compassion be bad? Does not the Word tell us that Jesus had Compassion? Just some examples?

{Matthew 9:35-38}
"And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest."
How about this one..

{Matthew 20:29-34}
"And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him."
Or maybe you want to share this one?

{Mark 1:40-42}
"And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed."
We could go on and on, talking about the Compassion of Christ. We could discuss why Jesus even came here to begin with. So I think we can all understand that Compassion is a good thing. Again, remember...

Compassion = Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.

God so loved the World,,, So on and so forth. So how can I then make the statement, that Compassion is a tool of the Devil? Because twisted, Compassion IS, a tool of the Devil. False Compassion. Misguided Compassion. Taught feelings of Compassion.

What do I mean? God says, "Thou Shalt Not Murder." WE say, "But wait, what if little Suzy is minding her own business, and some old evil guy rapes her? She should not be punished with a Child for the rest of her life. What if that old evil guy is her own Father? It is compassionate to say, that we have the ability to 'correct' that mistake and end her pregnancy. As a matter of fact, for whatever reason, it should be a Woman's Right to chose what to do with her body. Right?"

God says Homosexuality is Sin. WE say "How can a long term, loving, kind, relationship be evil. And while we are at it, why can't these two Marry. Is it not compassionate to want 'Equality' and is it not compassionate to say, they should not have to hear what they are doing is wrong? So shut up about it already."

Jesus says, there is only ONE way to get to Heaven, and that is??? Through Him. WE say "That is a narrow minded, exclusive, Hate Filled, ignorant view. Compassion tells us that all Religions are equal and that people can believe whatever they want. Your 'Truth' is no better than anyone else's 'Truth'. So keep your 'version' of Truth to yourself."

It is Compassion that says, we cannot call Sin, Sin. Compassion tells us we must live and let live. Compassion tells us we must allow Females to be part of all Male Groups. Compassion tells us that companies must hire Minorities, regardless of education, or experience, to make sure that we have some color in thier Leadership. Compassion tells us that not only do we now have to accept Sin, but we must honor, and celebrate, and even protect, Sin. Compassion tells us that if something is offensive to someone, we must change it or ban it.

Look in the news today. Someone becomes offended, and entire History is being erased. Flags banned. TV Shows Banned. Merchandise Banned. Speech silenced. Religion attacked at an ever growing rate. God mocked and Jesus denounced. Children of God attacked Personally, Financially, and yes, even Physically.

While this is all going on, some very good people, {Worldly Sense} are standing, cheering, and applauding, because they have been taught, this "FEELS" right and just. Compassion. If it "FEELS" right and just, then it must be right and just. If it "FEELS" good, then do it. Compassion. And if you disagree, then YOU will be seen as a trouble maker. YOU will be seen as a problem. YOU will have to be dealt with. Why? Because Compassion tells us this..

Here are some Verses that you really need to read for yourself. Abortion? Exodus 20:13, Exodus 21:22-24, Psalm 139. There is no Compromise. There is no Compassion in the Slaughter of the most innocent of all lives. Homosexuality? Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, Ezekiel 16:48-51, {Think America} Romans 1: 18-32. There is no Compromise. The Word is crystal clear that Homosexuality is both an Abomination and Sin to God, and against Nature itself. As a matter of fact, God destroyed entire Cities because of it. It is not Compassion to tell someone, go ahead, you are as equal and right, as everyone else. While you know, they could very well be on their way to Hell.

Jesus IS the only way to Heaven? John 14:6, Matthew 7:21–27, John 6:63, He promised that those who believe in Him will have eternal life John 3:14–15. He is the gate of the sheep John 10:7; The bread of life John 6:35; and the resurrection John 11:25. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.

You MUST Forsake your Sins. The Word tells us..

{Isaiah 55:7}
"Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon."
Jesus IS Eternal Life..

{Romans 3:22}
"Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference"
It is NOT Compassionate, to NOT tell someone that if they walk through the Fire, they will get burned. It is not Compassionate, to remain silence and watch them burn. It is not Compassionate, to accept the lie, and allow others to accept the lie. It is not Compassionate to sit and remain silent in the face of so many losing their very Right to Live.

You see, there is only ONE Truth. There is only one Way. There is only one way to find Life itself. It is not exclusive. It is INCLUSIVE. It is not narrow minded. It is not Hate Filled. It is not Discriminatory. Chauvinistic, or anything else.

{John 11:25-26}
"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die."
Jesus said "whosoever"

Peter said,,

{2 Peter 3:9}
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
Again? "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." "All should come to repentance" ALL. Salvation is open to everyone. Open to all. However, in order for people to accept the Truth, Accept Jesus. Accept God. They have to first HEAR the Word. Remember,,,

{Romans 10:17}
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."
It is not Compassion that that keeps The Word silenced. It is something else entirely. It is evil. It is a twisted sense of Compassion. Not real Compassion. You must be careful that you do not fall into this trap. You must be bold enough to say, NO. It is not Compassionate to sit silence and allow some many to simple walk into the fire. It is not Compassionate to justify Sin. It is not Compassionate to allow Man to rewrite, change, and or twist, The Truth to suit their desires.

The Word tells us that we should Test the Spirits....
{1 John 4:1}
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
There sure is a Spirit of Compassion sweeping through the Land. However, if you test it, you will find it is NOT of God. Compassion can be a good thing. However, Compassion can be, and often is, a Tool of the Devil.

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, July 8, 2015

Foul Weather Child

When all is going Good???


Death in the Family? "GOD?!?!?" Loss of a Job? "GOD?!?!?" Loss of a House? "GOD?!?!?" Sickness and Disease invades your Home? "GOD?!?!?" Dark clouds coming?? "GOD?!?!?" Trying to walk on water, and start to sink? "GOD?!?!? SAVE ME!!!!"

All is going well? Everyone healthy? Got that new Job? Got Married? Birth of a Child? Healed from Sickness? Beautiful Sunny Days? Where is your cry to God? Where is God?

Oh He is there. Where are you? Seriously. Do you have Fair Weather Friends in your life? You know, those that are your best friend whenever all is going great, or whenever they need something from you. However, when all is growing dark, and you become in need of help, they disappear? We have all known or know people like this. Most of us do not have time for Fair Weather Friends. So I have a question for you. Are you a Foul Weather Child of God?

{1 Thessalonians 5:16-18}
"Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
"REJOICE EVER MORE!!!" "PRAY WITHOUT CEASING!!!" Not just in the bad times. Rejoice evermore. Not just in the dark times. Pray without ceasing. When God answers you Prayer? Do not just go away. Celebrating. Don't forget to give Him Praise and Glory. Don't forget to give Him Thanks. Remember the ten Lepers?

{Luke 17:12-19}
"And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests.

And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole."
Did you know, that the one that came back and gave Praise and Thanksgiving to God, the ONLY one, he was a Samaritan? The others only got the outward cure. They were Physically healed. He alone got the Spiritual Blessing. Why? In the middle of their Darkest hour, they all Cried out "GOD?!?!?" But when they were healed, only one, the Samaritan, remembered God. Gave Him Praise and Glory..

See God is always there. If you are His Child,,,,

{Zephaniah 3:17}
"The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing."
He is there with you in the Good times. He wants you to celebrate WITH Him. He wants a one on one relationship with you. Just like your Earthly Daddy. He wants to be your Heavenly Daddy. Just like your Earthly Daddy, He wants to be there to celebrate Life's good times with you. He will be there in the Bad Times. He will be there when you lay down. He will be there when you get up. If you are His Child, He will be meeting your needs everyday. He will Heal you when you are sick. He will Bless you daily. He will teach you, lead you, love you, always, in all things...

{Philippians 4:4-7}
"Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Have you ever been touch by that "peace of God, which passeth all understanding" If not, there is no describing it. There is nothing to compare it to. You have to actually experience it yourself. I have been touched. I have experienced it. Better than any amount of alcohol. Better than any kind of drugs. It just is the Peace of God. The Joy of our Lord. You can find it no other way, save spending time with God.

Instead of just calling out "GOD!?!?!?" in the bad times, why not trying listening?

{James 1:19}
"Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:"
Your Daddy is talking to you. He is trying to get your attention. He is trying to show you something. Are you listening? Are you looking for Him? Are you waiting on him? He wants that relationship with you. He wants to call your name and you go, "Here I am." He wants you to be able to call His name, and He goes "Here I am." He wants to laugh with you. He wants to celebrate with you. He wants to cry with you, comfort you. Guide you. Watch you grow up in Faith as His Child.

Do you know people like this? They really agitate you. They use to me as well. They could have sickness and disease in their lives. A Foreclosure notice taped to their door. Their car breaks down. Bombs could be going off all around them. Yet? They always have a smile on their face. They always seem so happy. Why? They KNOW that God is their Daddy. They know that God is always with them. They know, that....

{Romans 8:18}
"the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
They have claimed this. They also know that as a Child of God..

{Romans 8:28}
"all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
No matter what is going on in their lives??

{Romans 8 37:39}
"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
So why worry about anything? Why not celebrate the good times with God. Not just cry out in the bad times. Know that God is with you always. Just like when you come home and share the great things that happened to you with your Earthly Father, share them with God. Just like when you want to make your Earthly Father Proud of you and show him your accomplishments, you should be doing the same with God. Just like when your Earthly Father blesses you with this or that, think Christmas Morning, must have gift, Thank God daily for His Ultimate Gift to you. Everlasting Life with Him..

Don't be a Foul Weather Child. Be His Child always. He is not just there in the Bad Times. He is there always. Are you His Child? 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..

Sunday, July 5, 2015

2 Chronicles 7 God's Part

Now it's Time for God to do His part


We have been discussing 2 Chronicles 7:14. Here it is..
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
So now we have done our part. We have done the "If." We heard and accepted the Call. We received the Spirit of Adoption. We humbled ourselves. We learned to Pray the correct way. We decided to put God first in our lives. We then discovered the Sins in our lives and we have turned away from them. Now it's time for God to do His part.

Notice the first thing God says is His part. He will Hear us..."Wait. Are you saying that God does not even hear the Prayers of those who are NOT His Children?" Yes. In the simplest way to understand, the answer is yes. God does NOT hear your Prayer if you are NOT His.

{Proverbs 15:29}
"The Lord is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous."
Even the next verse in 2 Chronicles 7, tells us this...
"Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place."
It would be like me, sitting in my Chair in my House, attending to my Children. My Sons Joshua and Elijah, my Daughter Maya, are all in the room before my chair. They are talking with me, laughing, crying, being celebrated. I am teaching them about Life itself. I am loving them, caring for them. I am their Daddy. They call out my name and I respond "Hear I am." I call out their name, they say "Hear I am.."

Now all of a sudden, from the outside, I hear a voice. "Hey you. I see how you treat your kids. I want some of that. Give it to me. I want money, fame, or whatever. I want people to be jealous of me. I want the freedom they have. Give it to me.." So I send Joshua to the door. He says to you, "Here is the key to the front door. Use it. Come in through the Door, and we will show you where the Father is." He then closes the door again.

So there you are, standing there. With the Key in your hand. You decide, you do not like the Key. You decide that you do not want to come in through the Front Door. You think to yourself, there has to be another way in. Or you think to yourself, that you do not even have to come in. So you stand there yelling. I can no longer hear you. You have been given an opportunity. Or, you try to come in a Window, or back door. In which case you will not be welcomed.

Jesus tells us plainly...

{John 10:7-11}
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep."
Now let's say you decide to use that key, and you do come in the Front Door. Then Joshua, or Elijah, will step aside and you can then boldly walk into the same room. You can stand before me. I will then say to you, "Do you wish to be my Child?" You say "Yes." I then say to you. "If you turn away from the things of your past, and you do as I say to you. You can keep that key. You can then come and go as the rest of my Children. There will therefore no longer be any difference in you or them."

God does hear you yelling outside. But He does not hear you. He already gave you the Key. His name is Jesus. He already gave you instructions on how to use the Key. His Word. He is caring for and meeting the needs of His own Children. It is up to you, to use the Key or not..

If you Humble yourself, learn to Pray, seek Him, and turn away from your Sin, THEN He will Hear you..

Jesus tells us this...

{Matthew 6:6}
"But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."
Why? Because you are now his Child. He will hear you. It's not about what others see. It's not about being a good {Whatever Religion you chose} It is about that private, one on one relationship between you and Him. Then the next thing He tells us is that He will not only Hear us, but He will??
"Forgive their sin"
"You mean there is no forgiveness of Sin, without accepting your narrow minded, hypocritical, hate filled view of Christianity?? I do not believe that Jesus is the only way. I do not believe as you do. I do not believe that Abortion is Sin. I do not believe being Gay is Sin. I believe that as long as I'm a good person, I will get to Heaven. I do not need your Bigoted, Chauvinistic, Hate filled, Ignorant view of God. My God is forgiving, loving, and loves all His Children.."

I understand and can even appreciate your compassion. However, Jesus came and died for your Sins. He did not come and die so you can continue in your Sin. He made the way simple. All you have to do is accept His sacrifice for a substitute for your very Life. Yet rather His Resurrection so that you may live. If you have Humbled yourself, Pray 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.

{Romans 10:9}
"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."
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

{Colossians 3:10}
"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."
He has forgiven you of all your Sins right now. He has erased the Slate. Blotted out your Sin. It doesn't matter who you were. It does not matter what color you are. Where you come from. How big or little your Bank Account is. Now He tells us we need to Seek Him first, before all things, and
"Turn from our wicked ways;"
It does not say, say sorry and continue to live as you will. It says "Turn from our wicked ways;" Then He can forgive us. Then He can bless us. Then will He,,,
"heal their land."
Now of course, God is talking to the individual. But God is also talking to entire Nations. What does this mean??

{Deuteronomy 11:26-28}
"Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known."
God tells us that the Choice is ours. Follow Him and His way, be Blessed, or go it on our own, and we will not be blessed. He will give us up to the imaginations of our own mind. To the desires of our own Heart. We will die in our Sins. The choice is ours to make.

Remember Paul wrote this in Romans 1:21-25
"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."
Will America, the Country Founded on Religious Freedom, and on the Gospel, fall? Look at the state of things. We have removed God. We removed Him from Government. Look at the garbage we have now. We removed Him from Schools. Look at the garbage we have now. We removed Him from Society. Look at the garbage we have now. The Moral decline in this Country has jumped to Wrap Speed. If we do not put God back in the equation, America WILL fall.

However, God is also talking to the individual. Put God into your own Life, and seek Him first, and He will Bless you Blessings that cannot be measured. He will meet your needs. He will protect you from Evil. He will Save your very Soul. Chose not to add God to the equation of your Life? Then you are on your own and you will receive reciprocity. There are consequences for actions. Touch the open flame, get burned. Don't touch it, don't get burned. ETC.

God loves you. He loves each and every one of you. He will forgive you of your sin, just like he forgave any for their sin. As long as they repent, or turn away from Sin. Saul was equal to Hitler, Jesus forgave him, he became Paul. He wrote a lot of the New Testament. However, he was not still killing God's chosen people at the same time. Matthew did not continue to oppress people through Taxation. ETC. Jesus will not discriminate. But He will not accept Sin as anything other than what it is. Jesus tells us,,,

{Luke 9:62}
"And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
You have put off the old man and his Sin. You have become a new Creature. Jesus tells us if we go back to Sinning, they will be worse off..

{Matthew 12:43-45}
"When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation."
To wrap things up, simply put, God promises us, if we do our Part, He will do His. If we follow Him, He will lead us. If we accept Him as our Daddy, He will BE our Daddy. If we repent our Sins, He is just to forgive us. "If" "Then". You do the "If," and He will do the "Then." He already made the way simple and achievable for all to obtain. It's now up to you.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say the most important Prayer you will ever Pray. 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. Do not wait too long. Do not doubt. Do not believe in any other way. There is only one Truth. There is only one Way. There is only one Life. His name is Jesus the Christ.

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, July 1, 2015

Trust in Him, There is No Fear, or Confusion

Fear is growing..

Hey folks,

We will continue, and wrap up, our study of 2 Chronicles 7 next time. However, there is now a growing fear sweeping the Land. We need to discuss this. It truly saddens me to see a lot of good people celebrating Sin being Justified by the High Court. America has become Sameria. {Ezekiel 16:48-51} I know many will be upset with me for stating the Truth. But folks, the Truth IS the Truth.

Gravity exists. I accept it. Does this make me a better person than you for accepting this truth? No. Does it make you a lessor person for rejecting it. No. Does it make it the Truth because I accept it. No. Does it make it not true, because you do not? No. If we go up to a high place, we step off, we will both fall. Does Gravity kill you out of punishment for your disbelief? No. It is what it is.

God is what He is. His Truth is what it is. Homosexuality is Sin and against God and Nature. Sorry. Simply the Truth. Will America face the same fate as Sodom and Gomorrah? Perhaps. Why? Not only do we accept Sin. We have now Justified it. We now call Sin, {Homosexuality} Good, and Good, {The Truth of God} Sin. {Romans 1}.

There is a growing fear sweeping through the Land and the World. God is under attack and His Word, His Will, His Truth, and yes, His Children, are under attack. "Gay Rights" has nothing to do with "Gay Rights." If it did, there would be cries all over the world against Muslim Countries who tie Gays to trees and torture them to death. They drown them, set the on fire, sell them into slavery. Yet nothing. In this country, Muslim Bake shops refuse to bake a cake, or refuse to allow Gays to join their companies, or groups? Nothing. But if a Christian simply says, "Homosexuality is against God and Nature," they are attacked.

Some really good people {Worldly sense} who are not founded in The Word of God, even Children of God, who have not grown in Faith, are celebrating Sin being Justified, and called Good. Great Confusion is sweeping the Land. Even those that should know better are being swept up in the Compassion of Equality, and Confusion of Sin vs Good.

So how do we continue to Walk according to God? Trust in Him. It does not matter if 95 percent of the ENTIRE World decided that Sin is now acceptable and Good. If God still sees it as Sin, guess what, Sin it is. God does not change to suit Mankind. God is Patient, but only to a degree. See, Sodom was like this. The majority of people in Sodom saw Homosexuality as Good. God sought to destroy it. Abraham bargained with God to Spare the City. It went from 50 to 10. If God could find just ten faithful servants in Sodom, it would be spared. Yet ONE, ONE faithful person was found. His name was Lot.

You can read this account in Genesis 18, 19. God sent Angels to Sodom, and the Men of Sodom sought to have sex with them. When Lot offered his own Daughters to the men instead, the Men attacked the House, attempting to have sex with the Angels by force if necessary. We all know what happened. God destroyed the City. Even Lot's Wife, who disobeyed God and looked back, became a pillar of salt.

Sorry, but God's Patients only last so long. I truly believe that America has lasted, as long as it has, because it was FOUNDED on the Gospels. It was FOUNDED in the name of God. It was FOUNDED in the WORD of GOD. and It was FOUNDED for Freedom of Religion. There are still a majority, although shrinking majority, But a majority non-the-less, that still believe in God and still remain Faithful.

However, we have removed God from Schools. Look at them now. We have removed God from the Public Square. Look at it now. NOW we are justifying Sin. Now, I truly believe, the next target, will be the Church itself. Religious Freedom, the reason this country exists, is the next battle. It has already begun.

So? What must we, as Child of God do? Simply trust in Him.

(Proverbs 1:33)
“But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.”
Trust in Him to direct your Paths. There is no confusion with God.

{Psalm 121:8}
"The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore."
It doesn't matter what Man says. It only matters what God says.

{Proverbs 16:9}
"A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps."
And again,,,

(Psalm 37:23)
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way."
Now one of the things we are starting to see, Jesus Himself warned us about. Remember, Jesus said...

{John 15}
"If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause."
Now they hate us, without cause. They claim we are the Hate Filled, Racist, Homophobic, Bigoted, people. When all we do is tell the Truth. Yet others are celebrated for committing Sin in the eyes of God and man.

They say we are Judgmental, and Intolerant. Yet, for simply stated the Truth according to God, we are attacked, Personally, Financially, and now a growing trend is even Physically. The Word is also telling us that in the end times...

{Matthew 10:21-22}
"And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved."  
I have already lost friends over the Homosexual Answer. I have had many a battles over Abortion being Murder. Many have stopped believing the Truth, and have fallen for the Lie. However? I will not stop speaking the Truth. I will not entertain, nor care, for those that will Personally attack me, in the hopes of Bullying me into Silence. Just shows your Mentality. I do not care what Man says. I only care what God Says. As for me and my House, we will severe the Lord.

Child of God, you must be brave in these dark times. You must be courageous. You must have NO FEAR. For God is your Daddy. HE is with you always. There may be confusion in the World, but there is none with God. There is no evolving in Righteousness. There is no evolving in Morals. Right is Right, Wrong is Wrong. Sin is still Sin. What killed you then, can kill you now. Even quicker at that. There are no gray areas. God is never going to change to accommodation the whims of Man. If you are walking in the Flesh, you cannot please Him.

You must Child of God, you MUST, learn God's Word. You MUST spend time with Him in Prayer everyday. Now so more than ever. You MUST stop listening to the Creature, and start learning from, listening to, and trusting in The Creator of all things. You MUST start Trusting in God.

Oh have no fear Child of God. Have no Fear. There is a time coming, where EVERY knee shall Bow, and EVERY tongue shall confess. For the most part, and for most, it will be too late. But for you? "but he that endureth to the end shall be saved." 

There is NOTHING any man can do. "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." {Romans 8:18}

(Romans 8:35-39 )
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Child of God hear me. There is nothing, up to, and even including death itself, that can do anything to separate you from the love of God. There is also nothing, up to, and even including death itself, that you could possibly do to those who will persecute you, use you, or abuse you in anyway, that is even worthy to be compared to the Judgement that awaits them in the end. Do not concern yourselves with that. Just simply Trust in God.

Are you a Child of God? Am I speaking directly to 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..