Saturday, February 6, 2021

February 6

I’m sometimes surprised when the scriptures match current events. I’m even more surprised when it falls into the place that I’m reading. I don’t mean to over-teach on specific topics, but I can’t make this stuff up; it’s right in front of me. 

There is an algorithm on some social media platforms that when certain words come up, your posts are shadowbanned or given a “fact check” warning. When you teach that specific things are wrong or that God is good, these reprobates don’t want you spreading that information around, so they label your post and categorize you as a domestic terrorist. 

The same thing happened to the apostles. They were jailed for speaking out, but through an angel, God released them and told them to go and teach, so they obeyed. Their teachings infuriated the Sadducees' party, much like it infuriates the people in our government of today when we speak about the things of God. They don’t want reminders that what they are doing goes against him and is sinful in his eyes, so they make up new rules for the common people to follow but exclude themselves from those rules. 

“Thus those who make void the commandments of God are commonly very strict in binding on their own commandments, and insisting upon their own power.” Matthew Henry

The point of today’s message is that if God commands you to speak, and man prohibits you, you had better obey God or face his consequences for disobedience. God controls your eternity, not man.

saying, “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man's blood upon us.” But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. Acts 5:28-29

Friday, February 5, 2021

February 5


I’m running behind this morning. Rudy, my little dog, kept me up again last night with stomach issues. I thought he was getting better, but it turns out that he’s still in some pain. It’s the enemy trying to distract me from my mission. He can’t get to me, so he uses my dog.

The atmosphere is stirred. As a reminder, if you haven’t thought of this already, we are not alone on this planet earth, one-third of the angels got kicked out of heaven, and these demonic beings exist here with us. They follow the orders of Satan and wreak havoc on weak individuals with their minds set on gaining material wealth. If you try to get in their way, they will run over you like a bulldozer! It’s like hitting a hornet’s nest with a stick; you better run! The enemy is after many good people because they speak the truth, but the world is blinded by the lies spewed by the media, who are in the pocket of Satan. Don’t believe them unless it’s a conservative station like One America News. 

The truth is, we have two-thirds of the angels on our side, and our mighty Savior Jesus who is their commander, the Holy Spirit who gives us wisdom, and a Father who adores us. Together and separately, his power is no match for Satan. Keep your heads looking up; it’s not over yet!

Unlike Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, I’m keeping my promise to the LORD, and staying on-task and not testing him.

But Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” Acts 5:9

Thursday, February 4, 2021

February 4

What do you have that belongs to you? Doesn’t God own everything? Even the body we exist in belongs to God! When we treat it with contempt, aren’t we abusing God’s property? When we treat others poorly, we are hurting the only thing they have, their spirit. If we abuse their body, then we are abusing what belongs to God. Why then are we allowing the situation of the world to get us down? Dwelling on what other people are doing to one another causes us grief because our hearts break for the pain their physical body is enduring and the spiritual pain that may not heal as quickly as bodily pain. The mental games that people play to gain power and fortune will eventually only prosper to bring about their demise. When everything is gone, what will you have left? Only what you have stored in your heart. That’s why it is so essential to guard your heart. Don’t let the affairs of the world penetrate your soul, place Jesus between it and the abuse of our worldly existence; it’s all you own; protect it.

“They did not call it their own, because they had, in affection, forsaken all for Christ, and were continually expecting to be stripped of all for their adherence to him.” Matthew Henry

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. Acts 4:32

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

February 3

Much has transpired that seems surreal, things that happen only in the movies. However, this movie is a dry comedy where the actors lack sense and appear stupid, conducting themselves contrary to wisdom. What is going on? Does anyone else see what I’m seeing? People are purposely making rules and undoing laws to allow criminals to walk free and charging good citizens with crimes for speaking out. How does this happen in a free country? Are we really free? Somehow, somewhere the water has become muddy. The power that once belonged to the people was given away to the money-hungry lawmakers by those who chose this tainted regime. Where are you now after months of coming against the good people of this country? Are you happy with what you have done? Those who once walked around with puffed out chests are now watching their choice sign executive orders to give away our wealth to other countries, while distributing crumbs to the people who were the ones that put the money into those coffers. Don’t you worry, though; those of us who love and trust God knows that he’s in control. No matter how comical this movie seems, the ending will be good; you can count on it!

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed’— for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, Acts 4:26-29

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

February 2

Does this sound familiar?

“And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening”. Acts 4:1-3

We have reached a new era where freedom of speech has been twisted and is considered hate. The truth is that even the Bible is considered hate speech and lies. If things continue as they are, we can expect all of our rights to disappear and our Bibles destroyed. Learn as much as you can right now from God’s Word because the challenges are coming, and we need to have his word hidden in our hearts. If you currently rely on a Bible app, make sure you have a physical copy of it in the version you like. The more we have, the less likely it will be for them to confiscate them all. I suppose they could steal everything I have, but I will fight for my Bible. Don’t get me wrong, I do not worship it, but I worship and cherish the One who wrote it, and I like to refer to it daily to keep it fresh in my heart.

Hell is waiting for those who come against God’s children.

Monday, February 1, 2021

February 1

I hope you are like me and dreaming of the day when God restores order, and we no longer have to deal with sin and the enemy. I’m confident that day is coming soon. I hope everyone is ready.

I write these daily devotionals to make Christians aware of their shortcomings and help them shore up their faith. Many walking around with the label of Christian will not make it into the Kingdom of Heaven because they’ve taken salvation for granted. We all sin, it’s in our nature, but our reaction to that occasional sin points to the truth about our salvation. Are you immediately remorseful and crushed if you make a mistake and sin? Do you grovel for forgiveness? Or, do you take it lightly as if it’s no big deal? You can’t do anything to earn salvation, but you should be eternally grateful that you don’t have to live with the consequences of sin and you do whatever you can to please God. Evaluate yourself today. I wouldn’t want you being left behind because of a false sense of security. No, you cannot lose your salvation, but the question is, did you ever have it?

Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago. Acts 3:19-21

Sunday, January 31, 2021

January 31

We are over a year into this pandemic, and one thing that I’ve noticed is that God used it to sort out the good from the bad in our government and the people. The good did their best to stop the virus while preserving our way of life, while the bad used it to push their evil agenda of lockdowns and muzzles. The face-covering was only the beginning and was symbolic of what was to come concerning our freedom of speech. They are training us to do what they mandate, whether it’s constitutional or not. None of the prescribed methods slowed the spread; in fact, the states that had the total lockdowns have seen more cases per capita than those states with fewer restrictions. However, it served its purpose of what God had intended and opened our eyes to the total corruption of our government and those politicians who are only in it for the money and to create laws that legalize heinous perversion. There is and was so much hidden under cover of darkness that it’s frightening how detestable and sick our society has become. Don’t stop praying for the light to expose the evil; it’s working; God is answering our prayers.

He deprives of speech those who are trusted and takes away the discernment of the elders. He pours contempt on princes and loosens the belt of the strong. He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light. He makes nations great, and he destroys them; he enlarges nations, and leads them away. Job 12:20-23