The false gospel of convenience

The world preaches to us its Veruca Salt gospel of getting our best life now, getting our money now, buying all the stuff now, and having it all, “right now!” But like the fate of Veruca in the tale of Willy Wonka and Chocolate factory, the world will show us the sin of the desires of our hearts.

“Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:8‬

The gospel of Jesus tells us that we are not to store our valuables in “things” of this world and that our rewards are stored up in heavenly places.

““Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:19-20‬

Convenience, like anything in excess, can be evil. It destroys the fruits of the spirit of patience and self-control spoken of in Galatians 5:22-23.

The desire to have it all now was also explained of the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32. It shows how the sons of God took their inheritance and left their father’s estate, but God (our father) has the eternal hope that all His children return to Him. He wishes not to lose even one of us, because He loves us!

And like father in the parable of the prodigal son, He will run to meet us when we repent of our ways and turn to Him to be saved. He will surely complete the promise He made to us.

“I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭89:34‬

Thankfully, God does not lie and His word does not return void (Isa. 55:11). You can trust in the Lord to save you, heal you, and deliver you when you turn from seeking the things in and of the world and turn to Him for the truth.

You are loved! ❤️

Hypocrites Among Us

Whether it is elected people in our government telling us to wear a mask, but being caught without one in public, or other government elected or unelected officials telling us to take a shot while they grant themselves immunity from the same shot, hypocrisy is indeed prolific in our world. It is time to take a look in the mirror, review our thoughts and actions, and repent (change direction) in areas we need to change direction, if it is not aligned with the path of Jesus Christ.

There are 100 examples and references to hypocrisy in the bible. It’s something that Jesus Christ spoke of often and it displeased Him greatly (Luke 16:15). He taught us that we are to honor each other by (honestly) believing and doing what we say, and honor Him not only with our lips, but by our actions and obedience.

Here are a few of examples of hypocrisy in the bible:

#1 – Saying we love God when we hate our neighbor.
If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 1 John 4:20

#2 – Honoring God in words only.
You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’” Matthew 15:7-9

#3 – Judging others while doing the things we judge others for.
Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Romans 2:3

#4 – Saying we “know God” but failing to follow His commandments.
“Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,” 1 John 2:4

#5 – Praying long prayers, fasting with a suffering face, being generous, or doing good only as in a show in front of others.
“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. Matthew 6:5

There are many examples of the expression of hypocrisy, so let’s try to summarize, quickly, why God dislikes hypocrisy so much. Hypocrisy is the same as lying, and when it is done, it is done from impure, unclean heart. God expects us to show our faith by doing good deeds or works (James 2:26), but we are to do them in a way that pleases God. We also must not sear the consciousness of weaker-in-faith believers by showing off or behaving in a way that makes them believe they are inferior or unworthy of God’s love, or worse, reveal to them falsehoods in our lives that goes against who God created us to be.

In short, God expects us to do the good works with love in our heart for Him and for each other as we live in faith. The Lord searches our hearts, knows our deepest desires, and knows us intimately. We cannot get away with doing good, while doing the good deed for evil gain, thereby stealing the glory from God. “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.” Jeremiah 17:10

God also shares His understanding of the heart with prophets (Amos 3:6–7) to help them know His will for others. Yes, there are presently men and women walking among us that can discern the condition of the heart through Christ. It is a gift from God to be able to help others grow and mature in God’s truth and to learn and know God’s will for each other. When we are obedient to do this, we all will learn and grow in our divine purpose!

Jesus Christ knows our hearts. He reads it as a man reads a book. He knows the “why” of every action we take. Even people who do their best to not be a hypocrite can sometimes be deceived by the true intention of their actions. We must repent and learn not to be hypocrites. To keep our mouths and intentions pure and holy, as He is holy. It is with daily practice and self-control, a fruit of the spirit discussed in Galatians 5:22-23, that we do this. If we are not wise and pay no attention to this concern God has for His children, we can become like the Pharisee and spread hypocrisy like unleavened bread (Mark 8:15).

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness.

Matthew 23:27

May the Lord bless your understanding of this message. May it add hope and peace to you and a renewed sense of truth to what God is seeking from true sons of God and the brides of Christ. You are loved! ❤️

Hope in the Fire

One day, all the disagreements, offenses, misunderstandings, and unforgiveness we experienced in our life with one another will cease. We, eventually, will all meet our God who will reveal His judgement for us and none of the trivial plans of man will matter as our lives are weighed against His divine plan. All that will have mattered is if we listened and obeyed His commands of loving Him and loving His other children. Mark 12:30-31

You see, we are God’s creations, not the other way around. He is Holy and endures forever while we are evil and are only here for a short while. Psalm 144:4 We are living in mortal vessels and often we are unaware that we are truly and wholly dependent on Him! John 15:5

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”

2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Even so, God created our spirits to be eternal. We are to live even after our fleshly bodies are dust. Our lives will be judged to see in which path or eternal place we will live. It is either the Kingdom of Heaven with Him, or the darkest of darkness. Matthew 8:12

In these ways, life on earth is like a fiery furnace. A place to tested and reviewed, while He sorts us out and refines us (Jeremiah 9:7) to the purest form of spirit He created us to be. Where He determines if we are His or not. Matthew 25:31-46 We are clay and He is the potter, we are being sifted like wheat under His direction and rule, and we are being tested and tempted, undergoing trials and tribulations (1 Peter 1:6-7) throughout our life to see if we are are truly His.

So let us not wax and wane by over-thinking the gospel. It is to be so simple that a child understands it and unless we become like them, trusting the Lord in all His truths, we will not enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:3).

As fallen man, we love complexity. Simple is silly to most and often dismissed as foolish. We tend to overcomplicate the most mundane details of life to the point we don’t see the truth of how simple it is or should be. So let’s always renew our minds to His truths (Romans 12:2). Let us refresh ourselves in His spirit and presence. Let us repent from our worldly ways and get back to the basics of His ways and His will for us.

 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:2

One day, this will be indeed be over. Each of us have a divine appointment with the Lord, set by Him. None of us will know the hour or the day it will happen, but when it does happen, trust that you will indeed know the truth to all that is. There will be no way to lie or deceive Him with falsity, we won’t be able to lie in the presence of the Almighty, there will only be truth. We will have our whole life unfolded before us as in a book and each of us will indeed bow to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with the Honor our King rightfully deserves.

It’s better to start bowing now, to start listening now, and to begin learning to accept the Holy Fire of God’s refinement for our lives, now. If we are to be Holy as He is Holy, then why wait? If this is indeed all done for love, a true love story, then let’s love now. Let’s yield to each other, forgive one another, pray for one another, and honor and serve one another. Let’s learn to treat others with humility, gentleness, kindness, and long-suffering. Knowing that this is the way of the Kingdom of Heaven and Jesus Christ is the door in which we enter.

Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:7-10

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! ❤️

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

Idolaters and Procrastination

Can procrastination be a sin?

As it is written in 1 Samuel 15:23, when we are stubborn to do God’s will, it can be the same as idolatry.

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king.”

‭‭I Samuel‬ ‭15:23‬


In truth, procrastination is in the word idolater. When we are to do His will, but because of sin, we choose to ‘do it later”, we are idolaters. We are worshipping the god of self.

Why is it a sin? One reason is because God wants us to have life and that more abundantly and says so in John 10:10. In that same verse, it is also written that the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. When we put things off for later, we are letting our enemy steal what God’s plans are for us today.

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

‭‭John‬ ‭10:10‬

Let’s choose to do it, now!

Choose to obey the Lord by doing what is expected of you today. Perhaps it’s cleaning the house, giving to the poor, tithing to your church? Maybe it’s calling your loved ones who live far away, visiting the elderly, or sharing your testimony with others? It could even be as simple as doing your laundry, spending quality time with the kids, or sharing time with friends. There are so many potential “I do laters” that can steal our time, blessings, peace, or joy when we know we should do them, but continue to put them off for a later time.

Peace be with you!

Share this day and every day with Jesus. Make Him a priority by listening to Him and doing the things you know need to be done now. Keep worshipping Him in all you do by fostering the fruits of the spirit in your life and in the lives of those that God put in your life. May your time at the end of 2020 be filled with joy, love, and peace with the self-control to celebrate the life of Jesus and His ultimate sacrifice for us by doing the things our will tells us to do later, today!

You are loved! ❤️

Dreams: Serpents and Scorpions

In this hour, many are dreaming about serpents and scorpions. Students and teachers returning to school soon and those who are returning to places of work and churches are experiencing nightmares that have a commonality. Let’s discuss!

In these dreams, serpents represent lies that are being told by the media that cause fear. Fear of getting sick or fear of death, fear of many people dying. Statistically, this isn’t true. There is a political reason people are being fed fear with lies and one only has to do minor research to determine why the fear of this coronavirus has been elevated to the status it has.

Scorpions represent an unpleasant task that you must endure that may have a stinging consequence. It will be unpleasant to deal with the challenges of in-person class vs. virtual classes, those who may get sick and be treated as covid-19 patients when really they just have colds and common viruses we all get every year when returning to school. Everybody is aware of the crud during each fall season, pray this isn’t turned into micro-pandemics when we know this happens every year.

Scorpions also represent the children who have been out of school for so long. Because of their extended break, many kids have had little discipline and will present problems for teachers.

The Good News is… Jesus Christ! He gives you power and authority to trample on the lies and troubles your enemy sends your way. Believe in Him who saves and continues to free us from our captivity to sin.

“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.”

Luke 10:19

God is speaking to you in your dreams! He often uses symbolism common to every man and His Word in the bible to show us what He needs us to know. If you are having powerful dreams, write them down and research the meaning of each one so you have a better understanding of your world around you and what God is doing to help you through each day while overcoming your enemy’s tactics.

They will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Mark 16:18

Hold fast to faith and prayer in this hour. Pray for the students and teachers that are returning to school soon. They are full or fear, worry, anxiety and some are experiencing media-driven clinical PTSD. Pray for each other to overcome the enemy in every area where there is a weakness. Pray for strength and for patience to endure. We are not alone in our sufferings, we are together!

In Christ,
Darrell B. Jones