Correction is Coming

We must always remember, that none of us are perfect. We all sinned (Romans 6:23). We all can have logs or splinters in our eyes that block us from seeing clearly what is in our brother’s eye (Matt. 7:3-5), but we must be honest and faith-filled with sharing the words of knowledge we receive with others about the correction needed. This, so we may sharpen each other and strengthen one another against the tactics and plans of the enemy. This is the truth of correction each of us in the body of Christ must desire in our hearts to have and learn to accept so we may be found ready for the day of salvation that is ahead.

There is correction coming to the church of Christ and to the world. This is not a threat, nor is it a curse. It is a blessing! For when we, God’s people, receive correction first, we receive truth, either by the word or by the Spirit of our Lord that counters mistruth. These truths set straight our path from an otherwise crooked and perverse one. It allows us to receive the truth of Christ with clearer vision, hearing ears, and a sounder mind. It enables us to help others operate in the world as God intended. It is then our responsibility to bring the same correcting truth to the world that so desperately needs truth in these important days to please or Lord.

There are errors we perceive as truth and correction must first start in the church. In these modern times, our young are being tossed to and fro by false beliefs, perverse values by destructive and demoralizing movies, TV shows, phone apps, and music from the most degenerative entertainers. Our children are being deceived at a greater number than ever before because the instant and easy access to the internet, which holds uncountable perverse information and ideas. Our children’s legal rights are quickly being stripped away for the sake of safety and God’s people are being put back into slavery in ever-renewing attempt by Satan to separate us from God.

my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.

Hosea 4:6

This is not a new plan against humanity, it is indeed quite old. It originated in the garden of eden when the old serpent spoke to make us question God’s truths. He cast doubt into man and seduced us into believing his lies over God’s good truth. Evil and sin has been in the world since and has affected generation after generation. We must never forget where we came from, why we are here, and why we need to receive correction; to save our souls! Our Bible is our guidebook. It holds information of correction and God’s truth that we must hold the highest importance in our lives. It is the word of God and it is considered to be higher than the name(s) of God!

I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth and faithfulness; for You have exalted above all else Your name and Your word and You have magnified Your word above all Your name!

Psalm 138:2

What needs correction?

While, I could try and approach all the mis-guided beliefs and values we have incorporated in the church and deconstruct them against the word of God, but there are so many pioneers who have already done so. There are so many men and women of God who have woven a tapestry of good documented works to reveal the schemes and plans of our enemy. The Bible itself revelates many of the prince of the power of the air’s tactics against man. We must learn what these threats are by studying the scriptures, self-examination and deploying the proven strategies learned by saints who came before us. We must review the stories of biblical lives whose words God himself breathed into our Bible, along with the mentors and mighty men of God who lead us by example of laying down their lives so we may live and not die (Romans 6:23).

It is not difficult to see the ways many in the Church of Christ have compromised doctrine with the ways of the world. We have replaced God’s truths with man’s theology and opinions. Modern man may believe (erroneously) that science and philosophy explains everything, but if you speak to any professional or dedicated scientist or studied philosophist, they will reveal to you that their life-long studies only present more questions than answers. The deepest knowledge of our world and our lives, our Lord keeps deeply hidden in secrets. He then reveals those secrets to those He chooses.

The rebellious have given themselves over to occult learning and studies to try to learn more about the unseen, the unexplainable, and the supernatural, only to find themselves completely yielded to doctrines of demons. This is not the way to eternal life! Jesus Christ is the door, the path, the way, and the light to the truth. Yet, our society looks upon God and His truths as foolishness with their acquired knowledge and wisdom makes them believe they are wise, but only in their own minds.

So where do we start with correction? We start in the word of God, our Bible. Each of us must return to study of the word so we may understand God’s purpose for our lives and how to live, how to love, how to obey, and how to bring heaven to earth. We must also learn to give and take correction with direct relationship with God.

With the word of God, we examine ourselves and yield to Jesus when we find something that isn’t lining up with His word. We must also listen to God’s apostles, prophets, teachers, and pastors, seeking truth while listening with the intent of changing and repentance and choosing not to be offended. Our main question to them should be: “how can I follow Christ better?”.

While I have heard some in the church say “people know their sin and shouldn’t be told of what it is”, which is a dangerous precedent and I don’t completely agree with this practice. There are many who simply do not know what it is keeping them from the closest relationship with Christ they can have. Sometimes it’s unrepentant sin, but sometimes it’s a misunderstanding in their mind about what is true that keep hindering evil spirits active in their lives. Perhaps it is hindering belief or idea they may have about a past event, trauma, abuse, or unresolved hurt that is unresolved, unforgiven, and unhealed. How will people know what is against them if they are not made aware of their belief in a lie when they are unable to hear the voice of God for themselves? This is where an accurate word of knowledge from God can help with correction. Prophets and pastors or prophetic people who clearly hear from God (via the Holy Spirit), can be the catalyst in this interaction for those who cannot hear as clearly as they.

We must always remember, that none of us are perfect. We all sinned (Romans 6:23). We all might have logs or splinters in our eyes that block us from seeing clearly what is in our brother’s eye (Matt. 7:3-5), but we must be honest and faith-filled with sharing the words of knowledge we receive with others about the correction needed. This, so we may sharpen each other and strengthen one another against the tactics and plans of the enemy. This is the truth of correction each of us in the body of Christ must desire in our hearts to have and learn to accept so we may be found ready for the day of salvation that is ahead.

and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Mark 1:15

When the body of Christ can receive, accept, and repent with correction, we will be stronger as a church. We can then go in all the world and help those who cannot help themselves. If we choose not to correct ourselves in the church first, then we lose all credibility with the world, because we are not listening to God either. We must choose to appreciate correction, to embrace God’s truths, and to trust the Lord want us to share His truths to the world. Above all, we must correct each other with mercy, grace, and love and in full submission to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank you for your attention to this important topic. May God’s truth always bring you lasting peace, a deeper hope and faith in Christ Jesus, and an insatiable, ever-increasing desire to have more of God’s Spirit and Presence in your life. You are loved! ❤️

“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,

    nor be weary when reproved by him.

For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,

    and chastises every son whom he receives.”

Hebrews 12:6

Parenting with God

There is nothing that makes a person “die to self” (John 12:24) faster than having a child.

Raising children is a gift and a blessing that we share with God. We are responsible to raise them up to know Him (their father) as we do. Teaching them to obey, to be self-disciplined, and to love others as we love ourselves, and to know and love God as a truly merciful and loving God that He is. It is the most lofty and heavy thing we do as humans. Quite frankly, it is nightmare to try and do without God, but an honor and glorious quest when we let Him take the lead on managing this important endeavor.

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22;6

As I witness future and newly gifted parents walking into their future of raising a young soul in this world, I feel the grace of God, knowing that God is with us all in this. I also feel the calling to help, as we all need to be able to lean on one another through these challenges of life. I’m thankful for those who came before us, who helped raise us, and for those who raise others’ kids when God called them to do so. All glory to God!

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Psalms 135;3-5

While there are challenging days and sometimes utterly hopeless (feeling) days when raising kids, it is such an honor to witness God’s goodness and His profound love for us. A love He wants us to have, not only for our own children, but for all of His. Such an amazing love He has for us all!

Blessings to you this day! May your love of God grow richer and more enduring as you remember your childhood, your children’s lives, and the lives of children yet to join us. And may we always give thanks to Jesus Christ for being with us every step of our journey to an eternal life with Him as the first-born of all sons and daughters of Our God Most High.

Amen! ❤️

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.

Isaiah 54;13

Talk to Him / Don’t stop praying!

We often think we live this life alone, without a true friend, without someone to talk to. This is untrue! The Lord is always wanting to engage in conversation with His children and you are meant to be a child of God.

Recall what you have learned about prayer. Read scriptures to reinforce the whys. Why it matters, why it is heard, and why prayer is important to God. Don’t think He’s too busy for you, in fact, it’s often the reverse. we are too busy for Him!

“What do I say?”

Pray for your family, friends, children and neighbors! Pray for your city, region, and nation! Pray for your political leaders in every office, your religious leaders, and pray for the world leaders to do God’s will and not man’s.

“How often should I pray?”

Pray unceasingly! Open your mouth and let the Lord know what’s on your mind and heart. Let Him know what you think is wrong. Tell Him who you think needs His help. Pray for comfort, pray for strength, pray for knowledge and wisdom, pray for gifts, pray for impartations, pray for dreams, pray for hope, peace, and love to be restored to the hearts of men! Pray for the lost, pray for fallen, and pray for your persecutors. It matters!

“Are my prayers heard?”

While we may not see the instant miracles or instant fixes we think should happen in our world, that does not mean your prayers aren’t heard or answered. God’s word does not return void (Isa. 55:11) and He does not expect our words to be void either. This is why we are to be careful with our words (Eph. 4:29).

Praying for you, beloved. May your day be filled with moments to reflect on God’s goodness and His love for you. So what are you waiting for? Talk to Him now, He’s waiting!

Yes, you are loved! ❤️

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Stay In The Son

As I woke this morning, I heard the words spoken to me: “get plenty of sun today”.

Fall and Winter are coming! The days will be darker as the planet rotates and our time in the sun gets shorter. Even our fall schedules won’t have flexibility to stay in daylight as we were allowed to in the summer months. Our bodies need Vitamin D, which is derived from the sun. Vitamin D is important to our bodies and health, especially for our immune systems.

Walking in the sun with my son.

With the fall season, we will also have darker days and therefore, even our minds will see less physical light. Because of this, it is also important to stay in the son (of God), who is Jesus Christ. The fall season is also considered to be a season of death. Much of the world’s life systems, bugs, trees and plants die or go dormant. We tend to see this death and lose hope or at least recognize that even our lives are temporary. As such, we must always remember our Lord and praise Him and the son, who is Jesus Christ. Our hope is in Jesus for an everlasting life. This will bring us light even in the darkest of days and seasons. So, stay in the son of God, Jesus Christ. Be hidden in Him, who saves and trust in Him to keep you at peace and full of light and hope.

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:3

This message also means we must continue staying in the body of Christ. We are called to meet together often (Hebrews 10:25) to celebrate our Lord, our callings for the Lord and, and to sharpen each other in Christ (Proverbs 27:17). Let us also pray for each other continuously and pray without ceasing for His guidance, mercy, grace, and gifts.

not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:25

We serve a triune God! Three in one, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. So when I hear a word, I also look for the other meanings, usually at least three. The third revelation from this morning’s word is to stay in the Son, and since Jesus is also the Word of God (John 1:14), we must also keep our minds on His word in our bible and continuously renew our mind in Christ and His teachings. This means bible study is required. New meaning and revelations will be added to our lives as we stay and study the word of God throughout the year. This is just a reminder to do so, as many have fallen away from meeting together or have neglected reading or staying in His word. The Lord is our strength and our comforter. He will see us through the next seasons. He is with us!

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14
Open Heavens

We have open heavens! This may result in the enemy having abilities to attack more powerfully in the upcoming months. So, let’s be sure to keep our mouths full of praise, our minds stayed on Him, and let His word from this message bring us a gentle reminder to stay in His word, focus on His Son, get some sun (outdoors), dwell on His Kingdom, and behold His glory!

Blessings to you this day and may the Lord keep you in perfect peace for the days ahead. Have joy in all things, for the Lord is good!

You are loved! ❤️

Holy Spirit Moments Ahead!

I had a supernatural moment today when the Holy Spirit stopped my cart as I nearly strolled past a gentlemen in a thrift store. I knew as soon as the cart stopped, that it was a divine moment. When I looked at him, he was holding a cross decoration and his smile was infectious. The interaction was an awesome moment, shared with a fellow believer in Jesus Christ. We shared church information and the Lord was speaking through us both with encouragement and an understanding of His love for His church that no words express well. It was an touching move of the Lord that is becoming more and more common in the body of Christ in this hour. His loves brings me to tears when He moves in the least expect moments, teaching us all to expect the unexpected!

As soon as this interaction was done, the cart began to move, where it had refused to move before. No rock, no pebble, but a force that stopped the wheels until this special moment had passed. Why does this happen? Because the Lord goes before us, He is beside us, and He even works behind us everywhere we go in this life (Deut. 31:8). He is IN us! He knows our hearts and does everything He can to bring us into close relationship with Him and the other members of His body, because He loves us!

May this word bring you hope to be on the lookout! Expect goodness to go before you and meet you in the least likely or expected places. Remember, we are a gift to this world and when we walk in His love, joy, mercy, and grace, we walk closely with the Lord. We can change the atmosphere with prayer, encourage others to know the Lord, share the gospel with our lives, and express God’s love through our eyes and the very words we share with others.

My friend, you ARE a light unto the world!
You are loved! ❤️

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

Matthew 5:14

The Greatest Gift

We all have times of struggle. We all have moments of anger, fear, resentment, sadness, lust, jealousy, and mourning. While these emotions and feelings can be overwhelming when they occur, we are always given a way out of them (1 Cor. 10:13). The truth is, the things of this world will not replace or satisfy the need we have for real relationships. Relationship with our Father in Heaven and with each other.

You see, we who are baptized in the spirit are all in the body of Christ and are connected. We are in God and God is in us. We are in and of each other. When one member of His body is in trouble, we all suffer. When one rejoices, we should also (1 Cor. 12:12-27).

We have the greatest gift, which is eternal life with Him. That life doesn’t start after we die here, it began when you were baptized, when you believed and received Jesus Christ as your savior.

Many in the body regularly (myself included) receive truth from the Holy Spirit that is beyond understanding of the natural. It is indeed, supernatural and are the smaller gifts spoken about in 1 Corinthians 12. These smaller gifts of the Spirit are for the building up the body of Christ into sons of God (Rom. 8:19)
And as it is written, those who are led by the spirit of God ARE sons of God (Rom. 8:14). Those who do the will of their father are in the body of Christ and heirs to the Kingdom of God with Christ (Rom. 8:17). Our names are written in the book of life! Luke 10:12

As such, WE are also gifts to the world. We are to share the gospel in all we do, say, think, feel, pray, write, preach, and sleep. We are to heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out demons and perform and witness signs and miracles greater than what Jesus did! John 14:12

Don’t be ashamed of the gospel and do not be offended when others do not receive the gospel from you. For we are sowers and doers of the word of God and we are in the world where many have been blinded by the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4). We must remain patient, diligent, with long-suffering, and humility. Teaching, exhorting, loving, and correcting those in the body of Christ with simplicity, self-control, and meekness, by example. So that others will receive the Word by our actions and our very lives. Showing our lives not just a fruitful trees, but groves of fruitful tree to our friends, family, and neighbors.

Yes, the greatest gift is Jesus Christ and the salvation that He gave us. It is a gift big enough to share with all of the world and can never be depleted or diminished. Praise the Lord!

Blessings to you this day, may it be filled with understanding and revelation of God’s word in your life for you and others. You are loved! ❤️

But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many! 16Again, the gift is not like the result of the one man’s sin: The judgment that followed one sin brought condemnation, but the gift that followed many trespasses brought justification. 17For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive an abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Romans 5:15-17