Repent believe and be baptized. Not Be baptized repent and believe.
I once was baptized when I was 26 years old. I was also baptized as a baby. This was the wrong way around to do things. I didn’t accept Jesus as my savior , I put my hand up to be saved but didn’t know that I had to stop striving to be saved and accept that I was saved. This caused many years of confusion and suffering. I figured out that I didn’t need to do anything to be saved and that Jesus did it all for me. So about a year after I was baptized the second time I accepted Jesus’s finished work on the cross. That was 20 years ago.
Today I sealed it with a baptism by being immersed in water. Today I obeyed the word of God. Before I was responding to a guilt trip. Shame on the pastor who preached such hog wash to me before. Now I understand better and was willing to be baptized. I felt like I came home today. I am over the finish line. From now on I walk in total victory. Not that I didn’t walk in His victory before today but I didn’t seal it by obeying the word of God. I am from above , a King in the eyes of God. I am righteous because today I identified with what Jesus did for me on the cross.
It matters not that I preached to you before. What I preached is still valid and I believed and lived it with every fiber of my being. And I stand by the fact that all you need to do is believe. Jesus fulfilled all righteousness for me even being baptized for me. So to those who simply believe, you’re still going to heaven.
I feel so relaxed now. The Kingdom of heaven is within. You too can be saved and your conscience be made clean before God by accepting that Jesus died for your sins and rose again. You don’t need to stress to impress God . Jesus paid for every mistake you’re even going to make. You can be righteous too. Accept His offer of salvation. Forget trying to join clubs or being invited into some kind of fraternity . Step into Christ by receiving what Jesus did for us. He died for you and rose from that death for your justification meaning , you are set free from all guilt. He justified you by coming back from the dead. This means it’s just as if you didn’t sin.
Do you understand that all you have to do is trust what He did ? you don’t have to walk around with a religious mindset wondering if you’re being watched to see what mistakes you’re making or not making. You too can have eternal life by simply trusting what Jesus did for you. You can become a new creation in Christ Jesus.
It is always prudent to start any exercise programme gradually at first.
Being a prudent and cautious person, you realise that the problem must be resolved.
prudentlyadverb [usually ADVERB with verb]
I believe it is essential that we act prudently.
Prudently, Joanna spoke none of this aloud.
So showing care and thought for the future is to be prudent
noun: prudence; plural noun: prudences
the quality of being prudent; cautiousness.
“we need to exercise prudence in such important matters”
synonyms: wisdom, judgement, good judgement, judiciousness, sagacity, shrewdness, advisability, common sense, sense More
antonyms: folly, recklessness
The interesting thing about the use of the word prudence is that it’s use has declined throughout the last two hundred years.
I was reading proverbs 7 and 8 and discovered ” I prudence dwell with wisdom ” .
Proverbs 8:12King James Version (KJV)
12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Isn’t it interesting ? I used to say , ” I am slow , thoughtful and circumspect ” . And I prided myself on it. But lately , with all the internet convenience and rush to see that latest post by so and so..I’ve progressively become less and less prudent. I think the whole reason why there is a decline in moral values is because people are less and less prudent. They act without thinking of the consequences of their actions. We surely must take heed to the trend. We need wisdom now more than ever.
And good wisdom is always used in conjunction with prudence. We need to fear the consequence of our actions enough to be prudent. Now I am not saying that you all are not prudent. I think that you’re all great people. But isn’t it time we stood back long enough to see ourselves in the mirror and acknowledge who we see standing there ? ” And make that change ? ” – to quote Michael Jackson.
Have you ever had someone around you that’s so negative that there wouldn’t be anyone in the world who would willingly want to live with them ?
I have such a person in my life. Around every turn they want to give up. They start at the crack of dawn and don’t stop till it’s evening. I have really had my hands full with this non sense . I went forward for prayer yesterday just to be able to say that I’ve at least tried this as well . I can’t anymore. This is just the place where God wants me. He wants me to be in a place where I realize that I can’t anymore without His help.
I rely on him every day for that extra inspiration or little something that would make it possible for this person to be helped along in life. And it’s true. Without God I can do nothing. I can’t inspire anyone even myself. I am extending my sympathies to those who have experienced something similar. If there is anyone out there who has experienced something similar please accept my prayer for you.
And my prayer for you is this :
Lord Grant those who read this the peace to endure what they need to ,
The ability to encourage where they can ,
The wisdom to know how to handle those in their lives who are like this ,
And your special anointing to bring healing in body mind and spirit.
I long to see the body of Christ manifest on the earth. And you should too !
The recipe is quite simple. It’s start with the gospel and never leave it. And the gospel isn’t a bunch of theological exegesis’s of the bible. It’s the simple fact that Jesus took upon His body all of your sins , died to pay the price for these self same sins and rose again. And that’s it. Nothing more nothing less. A God-man who died for your sins and came back from the dead. Believe this , and you’re saved.
The problem is , we have all of the church world preaching ‘ the word ‘ with few results. I am frustrated at this spaghetti movement. And I blame people like Derek Prince and many others who just speak plain shit , please excuse my language. You don’t carry a blood line curse . If you believe the plain truth of the paragraph I just stated above , you’re set free from your family tree. But there are a few bastards , bitches and whores out there , who think that their head knowledge is required in order to impress on others just how much they know theologically. They’ll answer to God for sure. Let anyone who preaches any other gospel other than the one I have just stated above be cursed. And that’s it.
Now.. if we’re on the same page , people who believe said truth two paragraphs above , will be new creatures in Christ. They will through this repentance process and each have a testimony. Now the bible says that , we overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimonies. We need to share good news with each other folks. It’s that simple. We don’t need your theology seriously. We need your faith in God and your resulting testimony !
Ok .. now that I’ve vented for the umpteenth time. I’ll let you go.
This morning I read something about inflammation. I have worked so hard at creating this network that I’ve neglected my health. I went for a victory lap this morning. In fact , I’ve been walking for the past four days for about an hour every day. This morning was only 20 minutes.
I think sitting for hours every day is murder. People need to get out more often and see the forest for the trees. I am feeling more relaxed and capable. Still have migraines but by the grace of God these will go in Jesus name.
I think if I chip away at this unfitness , day by day I can regain me form and optimism for life. Lets see how far I get. And even if I don’t get that far I am sure that I’ll go to heaven. Arise and shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you !
People always trying to get you to believe there is something wrong with you , even to the point of using the bible against you. ‘ deliverance ‘ ministers of the female kind love to get you to believe their lies . Don’t date a woman who wants you to believe she holds the spiritual high ground.
( parts of this piece are from the Lord and some are from me , distinguish the difference at your own discretion )
I’ve been in church environments all my life and to be quite frank I don’t see God anywhere in them. All I see are self seeking hypocrites. Some who believe they’re cool and leave people believing lies and others who just want to hog the lime light.
Makes me sick to be quite frank. I don’t think people who go to church represent the kingdom of God as set out by Jesus Christ in the book of Mathew. They’re the blind leading the blind.
I remember once in standard 7 a girl at the youth took a liking to me but I didn’t want to be in a relationship with her. When I looked again I was punched in the stomach by a guy called Steven. Steven if you’re out there , you’re an idiot. Sandra if you are out there you’re putrid cow. Not in Christ however , there is some hope for you. Perhaps to be a great light in the kingdom but you people are who Jesus came for because your hearts are set on your own gain.
I’ve been approached in church so many times by women who want something from me. Do they see church as a place where you can just seek out and get what you want ? Perhaps but then they’ve missed the point.
Recently I was sought out by a prophetess who to be quite frank was seriously wired negatively upside her head. Someone who had preconceived ideas about how life should work and how a relationship between a man and a woman should work. A man wasn’t built to be a womans garden boy. He was built to have a help meet. A woman is supposed to be doing the helping.
We can’t go on like this. A church isn’t a place where you try and hook up , compare and do all sorts of stuff that should really be done in the world. Which leads me to believe that the Church is the world. It’s a religious world of ambition and conceit. Those on stage care nothing for those in the pews and those in the pews banter to those on the stage to try gain control. What’s even more disgusting is that so called prophets want to come up and give a word from God who can’t even say outright that God loves them. Psychopaths abound and there is collateral damage.
Prayer meetings are even more disgusting. One tries to impress another of their flowery words that go nowhere. Jesus said ” CLOSE YOUR DOOR AND PRAY ” !
These are the words I was called : Nut , a beautiful mind and all sorts by people who’s spiritual IQ is lower than their EQ. I am disgusted. The scum of the earth gather in church buildings. Jesus did NOT come to make a church . Even the word Church is pagan. Jesus didn’t come to honor Sunday worship. He came to create Disciples. So more closely approximated , find 12 and allow them to kill you. If you aren’t up to it, walk away. Count the cost. But this endless parade of bullshit called Christianity isn’t it. I don’t report to a pastor on my behavior toward my wife. Quite simply because it’s got nothing to do with him. Infantile people who need to always feel as if they’re in a school appreciate this hog wash system. Reporting to someone who really just sees you as a cash cow isn’t what Jesus died for.
I am livid. Have you no shame ? All of you ! Cornering innocent men and women for your groping desires , your selfish ambitions . Itchy ears coming to ‘ hear ‘ a word from the Lord. The word of the Lord is this. Start doing it or I’ll come tear your altars down and place you in Babylon. You will be a foreigner in your own country ! And don’t think it’s not coming. Have you no fear of ME ? Do you think you can practice deceit , conceit , sexual misconduct and think I don’t see. Do you not fear ME ? You should !
And yes the Gospel is unconditional love but don’t you fear that you haven’t already believed it ? I , Yes I , think it’s disgusting that you’ve taken the blood of the Lord and tread it underfoot as a common thing.
Your skirts get shorter , your lips plastered with red lipstick and your nails baked with nail varnish. You’ve no clue what it shouts. It says ” I am a prostitute ! ” . I have prostituted myself for the attention of mere men and I compare myself to other women. You might as well be lesbian. You’re a whore before my eyes! Repent !
You organize little tea parties and organize e-mailing lists to feed your own ego not MY purposes. You replicate the shame of Constantine over and over in your church like settings. You have no idea who I am neither do you know my heart. Repent ! Turn ! Taste and see that I AM who you need.
I came that you may assemble in an authentic way with one another and honor one another , one not higher than the other , one not leaching off the other but so that you can help each other ! Church ! ? I didn’t come for Church. I came to save the world , the church is the WORLD. I came that you may be called out from that whore. The one who’s foundation is mammon. Find ME in one another. Just believe what I’ve done for you and shine the light. Church ? I DIDN’T DIE TO REMOVE A TEMPLE SO YOU CAN ALL ERECT SHRINES OF THE SAME OR LARGER MAGNITUDE. THERE ARE MORE BUILDINGS BUILT IN MY NAME THAN HOMELESS PEOPLE IN THE STREET ! WAKE UP MY CALLED OUT ONES !
Do you really think that I came to establish what I died to tear down ? A building standing empty week after week where I get slaughtered week after week based on 1John. I came to set you free from Guilt . To remove you from an evil conscience toward ME. But you still don’t see !
You seem to think that people who don’t gyrate in my presence don’t know me. Perhaps I’ve burn’t all the DROSS out of them . Did you think of that ? No you’re too immature still drinking milk.