Wednesday, December 11, 2013

HOW THE REAL GRINCH IS STEALING CHRISTMAS!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!! AND AGAIN I SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!! When I was a child I thought as a child, I thought of Christmas trees and Santa Clause, stockings and toys. As an adult I thought of Gifts and Secrete Santa's and Grab bags and sales. One day I came out of darkness into God's marvelous light. Now I think of Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world, The Lamb of God who was slain from the foundation of the earth, the real reason for the season.

There is a spirit in America that is getting stronger each and every day. All you have to do is look around during this time of year. Signs exclaiming Merry X-mas, Happy Holidays!! and Seasons Greetings!!, all accepted salutations for this time of year but the real reason for the season, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ seems to diminish every year. Regardless of what His actual birth date is, this is the Churches appointed time to celebrate that occasion. The world has commercialized this Holiday and is trying to remove Christ from the equation. They have also banned Nativity scenes in front of Churches and town squares in many cities. they have X'd out Christ.

This spirit is not only prevalent during the Christmas season but abides all year round. The country is about to remove "In God We Trust" from our money and you can not talk about Christ in most public schools when speaking in a general assembly and they have already removed prayer and movies have been made questioning Christ's Deity and His Holiness. 1 John 4:2-3 talks about this spirit, the spirit of the Anti- Christ.  1 John 4:2-3
King James Version (KJV)
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

It is here and it is getting stronger every day. Man in his own wisdom has decided that the name of Jesus Christ is divisive and an affront to other peoples beliefs and therefore it is politically incorrect to use His name during His own holiday season. In part they are correct Jesus himself said He was coming not to bring "peace but a sword" in Matthew 10:33-35 
King James Version (KJV)
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

He also came to reconcile Man and God, giving us a chance at redemption and everlasting life. He came down from glory to die for our sins. No greater gift has ever been given nor ever will. Celebrating jolly fat men in Red suits and red nosed reindeer and toys instead of the Birth of our savior,yes I said OUR savior because He is whether you believe or not, is a heart breaking shame. In this country that still claims to be a "God fearing" Christian nation, this should not be happening, just like people leaving their families and running out to shop on Thanksgiving Day should not be happening.

Jesus could have cared less about being "politically correct" and neither should we. Let's stop dressing up in Red suits and hats during this season and cloth ourselves in Christ. Make Christ visible this Christmas!

              God bless you all, Brother Darrell, Speaking Off The Wall







  

1 John 2:21-23

King James Version (KJV)

21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

THE LATTER REIGN

Praise the Lord everybody! because He alone is worthy to be praised! OH TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOOOOOOD!!!! IT FEELS LIKE FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES!!! MY SOUL DOST BURN WITHIN ME!!! WHAT MORE CAN I SAY? I LOVE THE LORD!!!

 I needed to get that off my chest. I may be going through some things right now but I am determined to stand because of that same joy that was set before Jesus is now set before me. That same joy that allowed Him to endure the cross is now leading me through my little, by comparison,  trials and tribulations. Hebrews 12:22 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God

Because of God's promises I am able to run this race which does not always go to the swift but to those who endure to the end. I might be suffering now but I am looking forward to being seated in heavenly places with Him, reigning forever.

2nd Timothy 2: 11-1311 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

Not only am I looking forward to the "Latter Rain" I'm looking forward to that "Latter Reign", the bible tells us if we "suffer" for Christ's sake, we will reign with Him.  We will be "seated with Him in heavenly places" according to His word. I for one can not wait for this time of trials, tribulation and learning to stretch out on faith brings forth it's fruit.

Today I am pressing forward toward the mark, the mark He has set for me personally as His son. Don't be afraid to stretch out as you reach for that joy that is set before you and Reign with Him.

                   God bless you all, Brother Darrell, Speaking off the wall