The Kiss of Judas

This is an excellent post encouraging the believer to be strong in the Lord and stand against the attacks that come. Take the time to read…

Crooked Places Straight

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Why do we think it so strange when the people we are closest to turn their backs on us? We are living in a time where things are NOT gray, they are black and white, light and dark, the lines are not blurred. We are in a time when people call good evil and evil good. Why do we find this strange when the Bible tells us this is going to happen?

I am writing this post because my heart is heavy and feeling broken. I wont go into details, but suffice it to say, because of the truth of Gods word, I am losing people that were once so close to me. I am no way claiming to be perfect or super spiritual, but I do know Gods word and there are some thing that are non-negotiable. Does this mean I love them less? No! But, listen to me…

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there stands One among you whom you do not know…

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans
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From John:

Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees.And they asked him, saying, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” John answered them, saying, “I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know.  “It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.” These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Always looking for a sign, a validation that is sought because the ears are stopped up, the eyes are blind to what is and the mind accepts only what the flesh desires.  They are functioning on a physical, temporal plane unable to move into the spiritual realm.

The path to the Spirit and the growth of humanity’s spirit comes through the Word both living in Christ and life-giving in written form.  The finite, physical self is restricted to that which is physical until the move is made through Christ into the spiritual.

There are other paths to spirit that are not of God and that spiritual realm is not beneficial to humanity, rather, it condemns them to eternal death.  Care must be exercised to know the difference.  Angel of light but bringer of death, the enemy is a master of deception.  If the spiritual ears, eyes and minds are not informed and aware “the very elect shall be deceived”.  Feelings are not the plumb line; Christ is, as revealed in the Word.  Word made flesh.

Pray – May I ever be available to you, O Lord.  May my spiritual eyes, ears and mind be open, seeing, listening, understanding as you reveal yourself to me.  May my spirit grow, my mind be renewed as I fill it with You, Your Word.

Repent – I repent for ears that did not hear, eyes that did not see and a mind being filled with the advice and counsel outside the Word.

Ask – I am Yours; save me because I seek Your precepts.  The wicked (enemy) hope to destroy me, but I focus on Your instruction.  I see the limits of all perfection, but Your commands (Word) has no bounds.

Yes – How I love Your Word both written and in the flesh, Christ.  I meditate on it all day.  I am made wiser than my foes(the enemy) whether they come as thoughts or actions of others, because Your Words and ways are mine.  I have more understanding than all my teachers, because I meditate on Your instruction.  I understand more than my elders, because I keep Your precepts.  I keep my feet from every evil way, in order to observe Your Word.  I don’t turn from your rulings because you have instructed me.  How sweet to my tongue is your promise, truly sweeter than honey in my mouth!! From your precepts I gain understanding; this is why I hate every false way.

Source: John and Psalms 119:97-104

Trump is crushing a corrupt system and teaching Christian leaders a lesson

There is so much truth in this. Take the time to read all of it!! It is not, repeat, not a political post…much more than that.

Mario Murillo Ministries


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No he is not a fascist.  No he is not racist.  No, he does not think most Mexicans are rapists.  No, he does not want to herd Muslims into camps.  No I am not campaigning for him for president. If you believe any of that—save us both time and skip this blog. This blog is about how he is crushing a corrupt system and teaching Christian leaders a lesson.

Trump got the same say-this-and-die memo that the leftist media issues to all candidates. He refused to comply.   They hate him because he did not have the decency to die.   They have thrown everything at him and not only does he live—his poll numbers rise.

The state-sponsored media and the professional politicians are so desperate that they have been forced to take extreme measures.  Hollywood stars…

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Growing…

 

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Matthew 5:14-16

Mat 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Mat 5:15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Mat 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Let His Light shine

Let His Light shine

Do not confuse self-control with hiding what is done, or doing all things in secret. The good that is done should be seen, it becomes evidence of God’s glory and brings Him praise. Righteousness is evidence of God’s presence. Faith in Him brings excellence into the life of the believer. That move for excellence permeates everything that is done and makes room for knowledge. Knowledge gained from the experiences of exercising the faith given by God, believing that God is, who He is and what He does, believing Christ came, accomplished what he came to do, that it is for the benefit of all peoples…that creates the desire for excellence in all things. That knowledge gained gives the possibility to control self. Desires and drives are now founded on the basis of faith in God, acquired through a drive for excellence to please Him, built by experiences giving and building knowledge of His ways and desiring those ways rather than the ways of self. It compounds. There is something growing in the believer and it is transforming them into a spiritual being as they yield to the Holy Spirit and cooperate with the Holy Spirit in them.

 

Transformed by the renewing of the mind, that mind of Christ, a work in progress begun with faith in God through Christ Jesus and seen by all around the believer… a light on a lampstand shining Christ’s light to all who see.

 

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The Lord Hears and Sees…

 

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Revelation 20:4

 Then [I saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received [his] mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Job 24:12

The dying groan in the city, And the souls of the wounded cry out; Yet God does not charge [them] with wrong.

It is time to read and understand. Because God does not yet charge the oppressor for their crimes against humanity and those who bear the name of the Lord does not mean He is unaware. As Job learned, we do not question the Creator; we accept His will knowing He keeps the souls of His people; they rise to meet Him and are placed with Christ. Yes there is groaning, the souls cry out for mercy and vengeance and they will receive it. The eyes of the Lord are upon them and the oppressor. There is coming a judgment. Let us who are blessed and remain raise our voice to heaven for our brothers and sisters. Let us sit with them before the throne, weep with them in their pain. We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord.

 

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord,

And we pray that all unity will one day be restored.

They’ll know we are Christians by our love,

Yeah, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

 

We will walk with each other we will walk hand in hand

We will walk with each other we will walk hand in hand

And together we will spread the news that God is in our land

They’ll know we are Christians by our love,

Yeah, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

 

 

We will work with each other, we will work side by side,

And we’ll guard each one’s dignity and save each one’s pride.

They’ll know we are Christians by our love,

Yeah, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

 

 

All praise to the Father,

From whom all things come,

And all praise to Christ Jesus

His only Son,

And all praise to the Spirit

Who makes us one.

John 13:35 

 “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Isaiah 59:1

1 Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear.

Numbers 23:19

19 “God [is] not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

 

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The blood of the people of God fills the land. The light of God’s Son exposes the evil. The souls rise to meet Him.

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Daniel 2:20, 22

20 Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His. … 22 He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what [is] in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.

 

Attributes of God we can count on… Not only does He see the atrocities, the evil; He sees those who take action against it and those who sit silently by, turning their head not to see, blocking the news, investing only in their own life, piece of ground, piece of action. We cannot sit silently, ignoring, hoping it will go away or SOMEBODY will do SOMETHING so it won’t come here. Pray without ceasing…listen for the voice of God giving direction…and do not be silent!

 

 

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In the Moment

Worthy of your time…take time…reflect…meditate…selah

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This morning I saw something that troubled me greatly, and I feel compelled to share my experience to maybe open some eyes to the sneaky ways Satan slithers into our lives.  For he is the master of deception.

My daily commute usually includes a stop at Panera’s.   As I was making my way out of the restaurant after purchasing my coffee this morning, a thirty something year old man pushed out of the door ahead of me and went over to his car.  I was parked next to him, and was surprised to hear him talking with his little son (about two years old) who had been left alone in the back seat, strapped into his car seat.  It concerned me that this son was left in the car while his dad went in to get coffee.  Then, to my surprise, he again left his son in the back seat, closed and locked the door, and went back into the restaurant. …

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Among the holy ones…

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

Comments, thoughts and reflections welcome.

Daniel 7:1-19

In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel saw a dream and visions of his head as he lay in his bed. Then he wrote down the dream and told the sum of the matter.

 Daniel declared, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea.

 And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another.

 The first was like a lion and had eagles’ wings. Then as I looked its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man, and the mind of a man was given to it.

 And behold, another beast, a second one, like a bear. It was raised up on one side. It had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and it was told, ‘Arise, devour much flesh.’

 After this I looked, and behold, another, like a leopard, with four wings of a bird on its back. And the beast had four heads, and dominion was given to it.

 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, terrifying and dreadful and exceedingly strong. It had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces and stamped what was left with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.

I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots. And behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.

“As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire.

 A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.

 “I looked then because of the sound of the great words that the horn was speaking. And as I looked, the beast was killed, and its body destroyed and given over to be burned with fire.

 As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.

 “I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him.

And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.

 “As for me, Daniel, my spirit within me was anxious, and the visions of my head alarmed me.

 I approached one of those who stood there and asked him the truth concerning all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of the things.

 ‘These four great beasts are four kings who shall arise out of the earth.

 But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, forever and ever.’

 “Then I desired to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the rest, exceedingly terrifying, with its teeth of iron and claws of bronze, and which devoured and broke in pieces and stamped what was left with its feet,

 

Do we consider ourselves among the holy ones, the saints, as we follow Christ? Then there is coming a time of persecution and pain. But there will follow a time of victory and this will last forever. How do we apply this? Perhaps on many levels. For our daily living we know we face many obstacles to our peace. This can be in the form of the driver who cuts us off as an example. How do we react? We are victors, if we are believers. This event and others like it should not disturb our peace, for we are victors. Revelation calls us overcomers. We overcome in the spirit. We do not have to cave in to feelings of rejection, lack of control, injured pride. Our peace remains because we know the end, it rests in Christ and we are in Christ. What is truly important? To life? Ask the one facing death or one who has faced death. Relationships with God and our fellow man and woman take priority. Loving beyond the hurt, pain, depression and destruction creates overcomers for they see beyond the events and the feelings. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

 

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