What are we so afraid of?


You ever notice how people always talk about how they are getting old? Some people start doing this as young as 20. The healthiest people and those who live the longest lives all tell us that age is just a number and we are only as old as we feel. So why do we tell ourselves how we are getting old and falling apart?

For one reason, most people don’t understand the power of their own self-talk. The more we tell ourselves how old we feel, the more it will appear that we are falling apart. If we affirm that we are in good health and strive to take care of ourselves, we will actually start to look and feel better.

Part of the fall of man is the descent into the negative mindset. This is very hard to overcome. A growing number of people are aware that they are slaves to negative thinking but they feel powerless to change it. In order for positive affirmations to actually work, you have to actually believe what you are trying to tell yourself.

Maybe at its core, we do not fear getting old. It’s the fear of our inevitable death that haunts us, with each day bringing us closer to our fate.

When we come to the knowledge of God and understand that life is eternal and we will live forever somewhere, that fear of death instantly gets replaced with more positive energy; if we really believe it anyway. Remember the Bible also says that perfect love casts out fear. Faith is the opposite of fear. Since most sicknesses are the result of stress, anxiety and hidden fears, walking by faith is the proverbial cure all that will heal us. Sadly, don’t expect most doctors to tell you that you have the power to heal yourself of pretty much every disease.

Can you be so heavenly focused that you are no earthly good?


You know, it’s been said among some Christians that you can be so eternity focused that you are of no good to anybody in this life. To put it in human terms. . .B.S! Was Jesus any earthly good? He was popular but misunderstood, therefore people withdrew from Him. If He was rich from His vocation, He likely gave away all His money, even His home if His neighbor was in need.

To be more eternity focused is to be more God focused. The atheists are right when they say you can’t prove God exists. Most admit you can’t disprove it either. A person who has experienced a relationship with the Divine can’t deny it either. That’s all the proof you need.

The secularization of religion

Many religions, and most people in general, today are becoming more secular. The goal of the 17th and 18th century Enlightenment was to move away from religion and spirituality and focus more on science and intellectual reasoning.

In layman’s terms the more progress we experience, the more we move away from God. Even Jews are becoming more secular. I have even read some Jews profess to be atheist jews.

I couldn’t figure out how that worked when the first commandment in the Torah says to believe in God. But then someone pointed out that Jewry today is more of its own ethnicity. In other words very few Jews practice Judaism. Even fewer can probably trace their lineage back 2000 years or more. Especially since you can convert.

Salvation and finding God

The New Testament says God comes to save the world and not judge it. The Old Testament says if you seek God you will find Him. Even if very few do. God’s nation is His people, the spiritual Jews.

Even if finding God means you are no earthly good, you can still make a difference in life when God uses you to reach others. You can still enjoy life in the material world, though putting the Divine first will enable us to be more self controlled.

What exactly is Hell? It does exist

Since God is everywhere, the only hell that exists is an empty and meaningless life without life’s most important relationship. Nothing in the material world can make a person truly happy.

You can be good without God, as secular humanists teach, but still miss out on the whole point of life.

In closing, if you are really that heavenly minded, you are doing more earthly good than you realize. The world may think you are not doing much but God can do a lot with a little.

Peace and Freedom: The two things man longs for the most


What are the two things that man secretly longs for? I’ll give a hint, it is not the things of the world. It is peace and freedom. We slave away for our freedom (the irony of working 70+ hours a week to be free, if you don’t die first). We kill for freedom, which is sometimes true though there is more to war than just fighting for freedom.

The Bible says everything we need is in the Spirit, or Christ or whatever you call it. It is righteousness, joy, and peace, Being lead by the spirit provides all three; knowing your purpose in life is to live in harmony with the Creator, forever and have assurance of a life beyond this one.

I have heard that joy and happiness are not the same thing. Actually joy is true happiness.

The righteous are as bold as lions


Proverbs 28:1. . .”The righteous are as bold as lions.”

I admit I love to see the looks on people’s faces when I tell them that I am the youngest of six kids and an only child; especially if it is through social media. The pitfall of being the youngest is having a hard time taking stuff seriously.

Since I have spent the last couple of decades learning how to be a man, I have become more bold. Mostly since losing my earthly father back in 2005. As good a man as he was, his one weakness was that he was more of a Mr Mom. He admitted this, albeit jokingly; though there is truth to kidding.

The verse of today comes from Proverbs 28:1 which states the righteous are as bold as lions. Cross reference it with a verse towards the end of the book of Revelations that says “the cowardly will not inherit the kingdom of heaven.

Some people think a life of faith is easy because all you do is just believe. They don’t understand what biblical belief actually is. Still others think God is a crutch for the weak. I am reminded of something a preacher said once about Jesus being meek.

Meekness is defined as a gentleness. In layman’s terms it is “power under control.” Jesus was anything but weak the way He challenged the legalistic Pharisees of His day. Every man’s favorite Jesus story is when He chased money changers out of the temple.

I wonder what Jesus would be doing in churches today if He was here physically?

The Beatitudes say that the meek will inherit the earth. Being meek means trusting in the Divine and living life from God (tree of life) verses trusting in ourselves (tree of knowledge). The former makes life easier once you put God first; boldly put God first I might add.

Life wasn’t meant to be hard. Keep in mind that even faith is a gift from God and not something we have to muster up ourselves.

“Seek first the kingdom of God and all else will be added.”- Jesus

He never left


I made this meme when 2016 came in. It was after I started getting into Preterism and how people who are still waiting for a physical return of Jesus are not spiritually aware of the fact that he never left.

He doesn’t have to be here to reign since he does it through his church.But I guess it’s just too much duality when you realize you are literally living in two different worlds. If you want to experience the rapture,just get caught up in the rapture of love.

What would you do if you discovered that something you waited for all your life already existed and has been here all along? If it’s truth it doesn’t matter if you believe in it or not. Live by faith and not by site.

Consider the “second coming” is merely just a spiritual reign through the Church. A physical kingdom would be political. We coexist with the fallen, earthly antichrist kingdom.

If you’re looking for a physical “second coming” then just take a look in the mirror.