Compromise and Soul Erosion…..

Psalm 4:5, “Offer right sacrifices, and trust in the Lord.”

Compromise and Soul Erosion

Some great places have been really damaged by the slow process
of erosion. So have some great people. That’s why you’ve got to make the
choices that will stop the erosion in your life.

And we’ve all got a powerful example for that in the Word of God in
the Book of Daniel, chapter 1, beginning with verse 5. Daniel is one of a handful
of promising Jewish young men who have been taken to Babylon after
King Nebuchadnezzar’s invasion of their land. The king includes them with
some of his own Babylonian “first-round draft picks” in a leadership
development program that will ultimately propel them to greatness in the kingdom.

Everything was fine until the king, “assigned a daily amount of
food and wine from the king’s table.” This was a special “training table
diet” designed to make them into the best physical specimens possible. But
that kind of food was totally out of bounds for Jews back then, as defined
by the laws of their God. A tough choice here! You’re on your way to
greatness, and right here at the beginning you’re being asked to
compromise a little. At stake could be your whole future and maybe even
your life if you defied the most powerful man in the world.

But the Bible says, “Daniel resolved not to defile himself with
the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission
not to defile himself this way. Now God had caused the official to show
favor and sympathy to Daniel. This official was afraid he might be
executed if Daniel and his Jewish comrades ended up looking worse than
the others. So Daniel persuaded him to allow a ten-day test of an
alternate diet of vegetables and water. Long story short, Daniel and
company,  the Bible says, “looked healthier and better nourished than
any of the young men who ate the royal food,” and “the king found none
equal to Daniel” and his friends.

God may be asking you to risk everything right now on what
looks like a very expensive faithfulness. It could really cost you to do
what’s right, to hold to your convictions, to refuse to compromise your
integrity or your purity. You’re risking everything on the faithfulness
of our God. It’s tempting to give in to get ahead … to get that need
met … to get out of that jam. But with your compromise goes a huge
piece of you and the blessing of Almighty God. Resist that eroding tide.

And remember that God’s favor is for God’s faithful. You may,
like Daniel, find yourself in different environments, pressured by
different expectations, but you’ve got to be sure that it’s always the
same you. You have to “resolve not to defile yourself” – to build an
uncompromising wall against even the first step that would take you
outside the ways of your God.

Mat 6:33a “But seek first of all His kingdom and His righteousness…”
Joshua 24:15 “And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that
were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

We will all have a Resurrected Body reunited with our Souls…..

Resurrection Body to be Reunited with the Soul

When you die where does your body go and does it stay there for eternity? What a question and one that has many views but only one that counts. Some people believe that once you die physically your body is in the grave and that is all that there is. Fortunately that is not what God says and the God who created us is the only one who holds the truth for all questions like this one.

Did you know that your body will be resurrected and reunited with your soul according to the Bible? And yes that is regardless of whatever state your body is in at that time. The same God who formed you from the dust of the ground can place you back together to stand before Him on judgement day.

If you believe in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit then you also believe that God recorded all truth for us in the Bible and it does not change from generation to generation (Mal 3:6).

There are two groups of people when it comes to the resurrection of the body reuniting with the soul. The two groups are first those called ‘born again’ believers who have placed their faith in God and His Son Jesus sacrifice as their judgement for sins. Then there are those who are unbelievers who place their faith in their own personal merits, church affiliation, family heritage or anything other than or in addition to Jesus to determine their eternal destiny.

Do not be concerned about how can our decomposed or destroyed bodies be once again made whole and put back together with our souls. The God who created us is more than able to. The issue at hand is when you are resurrected for what purpose will it be and where will you spend eternity. The believer’s destiny is to spend eternity with God. The unbeliever’s purpose of resurrection is to stand at the Great White Throne Judgement and give account of what they were depending on to wash away their sins. They choose self, their church denomination, their good works or even Jesus plus works which in the Bible is called ‘Another Jesus’. (Revelation 20) as their eternal destiny.

In scripture which is the one source of truth that never changes (Mal 3:6), there are multiple resurrections noted for the believer but only one for the unbeliever. The question this morning to ask yourself is; ‘which one will I be at?’

The resurrections for the believer or ‘born again’ CHRISTians are;

  • Mat 27:51-53 Many OT believers or saints as the Bible calls them are raised to life when Jesus died on the cross for our sins. The dead  come out of the tombs or graves after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city Jerusalem and appeared too many people. Note that in the Bible a saint is anyone who has placed their faith in Jesus as their Savior which is different than how our world would define a saint. The difference shows the enemy satan at work trying to change God’s truths. For never changing truths check out II Tim 3:16,17, II Peter 1:20,21 and Mat 5:18.
  • I Thes 4:16-18 Many believe this is a description of when Jesus raptures or takes His church out of this world just before the start of the 7 years of tribulation our world will go through. The Church of the Bible are the people and no one particular denomination. Scripture does not mention the name of any denomination that we have in our world today. The enemy at work once again trying to distort and change God’s truths.
    • The resurrection of the dead noted here are those ‘born again’ saints or believers who have trusted Christ down through the ages and have passed away. While their souls are in heaven their bodies await this reuniting with their bodies. The reuniting does not take place so they can stand at a judgement seat for their sins. Jesus did that and His blood washes our sins away (Acts 16:31, Rom 10:13, Titus 3:5, Rom 8:1). HALLELUJAH.
  • Revelation 20:4-6 There is a 7 year period of tribulation that is to come on our world giving mankind one last chance to trust in Jesus. During those years the judgement the world brings on itself by denying Jesus destroys most of our world as we know it and most of the people die during those years without trusting Jesus. Immediately following that period of 7 years is a 1000 year period of time where Jesus rules our world called the Millennium.
    • During the Millennium those ‘born again’ believers that were martyred during the Tribulation period will be resurrected to rule with Jesus for those 1000 years.

The Resurrection of all unbelievers who have passed away without having trusted in God will occur at;

    • Revelation 20:11-15 The body in whatever condition it is in will once again be made whole and reunited with the soul that has waited in Hades after their physical death for those not trusting in Christ and awaiting judgment for their sins. Unbelievers choose to base their salvation on something or someone other than Jesus and this is their chance to plead their case.
    • Sadly listen to an example of them pleading their case for eternal life with God and His response.


  •  Mat 7:20-23 “Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
  • Rev 20:11-15 “Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.  Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.  Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”


The big question for this morning is to what Resurrection will you be at? For more on that visit the Bible where God speaks directly to us if we desire to know what must be done to be saved from the Great White Throne Judgement.  (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:8,9 and Romans 10:13)

Teaching Another Christ…..

2 Cor 11:13, 14 “For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.”

Teaching Another Christ

Are there church denominations today that have the name of Jesus in them but are not teaching the same Jesus of the Bible? The answer is a loud YES. And in our world one of satans biggest tools of error is mixing truth with error which also keeps mankind from recognizing and calling doctrinal error the heresy it is.

The master deceiver is good at what he does. He, satan, lied to Adam and Eve and has been lying to mankind ever since. He even tried to trick Jesus by using some scripture mixed with lies but Jesus countered him with; ‘it is written’. Jesus used scripture truth to expose satan’s lies. We must use the same scripture which fortunately never changes.

We live in a country where if you are seen as intolerant to any person or in this case religious denomination you are in the vast minority and seen as very dangerous. That thought process does not surprise me when I remind myself that the world we live in and many of its churches or denominations are not from our God but are from the god of this world, satan (II Cor 4:3, 4).

What ‘born again’ Christians must keep in mind is that the god of this world today can be partially victorious by keeping us from being the salt and light (Mat 5) that God intends us to be. Also we must remember that our God’s truths never change (Mal 3:6). Jesus proclaimed in scripture that He is the only way to restoring a broken relationship with God that sin breaks. That in our worlds view is seen as very narrow and dangerous to world unity. The truth is that most people will reject God’s truths (Mat 7:13,14). It is through Him alone that we can restore that relationship (John 14:6). That is a very narrow way but wonderful way (Rom 10:9, 10) and that truth never changes through the ages. If God’s truths change then they would not be absolute truth but temporary and intended only for the age or culture they were proclaimed in. Fortunately for us God’s word does not change through the ages as some teach. Some religions even teach that new truths are revealed down through the ages and only certain men are able to discern and record them. The bottom line is that if any view or doctrine differs from scripture it is not of God and demonic.

Those who teach ‘Another Jesus’ teach that world unity allows for many beliefs and Saviors. That also is not of God and demonic. Anyone who stands for God’s truths and not those of this world are typically persecuted both mentally and physically. We typically do not like any form of persecution which aids satan and his battle strategy to neutralize our relation with Jesus and His purpose for our lives. If our desire is to never have any spiritual opposition in our lives then that aids satan and his work to deceive manking by teaching ‘Another Jesus’ or one who’s death, burial and resurrection is not sufficient for our salvation.

One of his biggest lies and one of the hardest ones to confront is when he adds the name of Jesus to a religion along with works to be ‘born again’. When we hear a church denomination mentioning Jesus we automatically assume they are of God and that is dangerous.

The first church shortly after its being formed had that issue so it does not amaze me that we would have the same issue today. In the Book to the church at Galatia (Galatians) God the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul marveled at the fact that some were turning away from the doctrine of Grace and adding works along with accepting Jesus as being needed for salvation. Some teachers said that if the Gentiles were to be added to the church which consisted of primarily ‘born again’ Jews at that time they needed to be circumcised along with believing on the Lord Jesus to be saved. It was a ‘Jesus plus works’ doctrine to be ‘born again’. It was, ‘Another Jesus’.

Today we have some church denominations with one of them being one of the biggest our world has that teaches Jesus plus works. The works include church membership, baptism within that church, weekly attendance requirements, prayer to saints and persons along with those to God. They teach that in addition to Jesus other works are needed to be ‘born again’. That is different from but very similar to the early churches first major issue on being ‘born again’.

There are also church denominations who have the name of Jesus in them but teach that he was a great man and a prophet but was and is not God. They also need to read the scriptures in total and not just a few verses. Jesus proclaimed that he and the Father are one. Also in the Book of Revelation we see Jesus being worshipped while John bowed down to worship an Angel and the Angel told him not to do that and that we should only worship God. Jesus allows and accepts that worship in scripture which is just one of the many places proclaiming Jesus is God.

  • I John 10:28-30 “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.””
  • Rev 20:8, 9 “I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!””
  • Mat 28:8, 9 “So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.””

The early church had its first church council in Acts 15 to confront the issue of attaching any work to Jesus for salvation. In the Book to the Galatian church and us Paul confronted Peter for the same issue. Peter had been swayed by other Jews but to his credit when he heard the truth of the Gospel of Grace he turned away from the error. The bottom line is that God’s doctrine of what we must do to be saved has not changed based on the age we are in, the culture around us or the race or family we were born in.

Those who teach such heresy are teaching ‘Another Jesus’. Think about the church denominations around us today. Because a church denomination has the name of Jesus in its teachings does not mean it is teaching God’s truths. That is where the rubber meets the road as the saying goes. As the Bible says, ‘by their fruits you shall know them’. And I think that speaks to church denominations as well as individuals.

So how are we to tell those denominations who are in error? The best way I know is to ask any church you are reviewing what their doctrine of salvation is. And do they believe that Jesus is one part of God. A simple question like, ‘what do you teach on where you go when you die and what is needed to get there’, provides the answer. Listen to their answer very carefully. Do they add anything to Jesus sacrifice as needed to enter heaven? If they do, then regardless of the fact that they have some teachings about Jesus in their church they are still False Teachers as the Holy Spirit tells us in 2 Cor 11:13, 14 to the church at Corinth and us. “I say it once again, because a church denomination has the name of Jesus in it does not mean they are teaching what Jesus taught.”

Check out the following passages of scripture. And note how strongly God the Holy Spirit confronts doctrinal error or heresy.

Only One Gospel

Gal 16-10 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.  As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.

For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ

Paul, by God the Holy Spirits power;

Gal 2:11-16, 21 Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed; for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision.  And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.

But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, “If you, being a Jew, live in the manner of Gentiles and not as the Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live as Jews? We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.

I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”

How God feels about those teaching error

Titus 1:12-16 One of them, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”  This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not, giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth.  To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.  They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

 II Cor 11:1-4,12-15 I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me!  I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.  But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.

And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.

In summary, not all church denominations with the name of Jesus in them are teaching the Jesus of the Bible. The acid test is whether or not they add anything to Jesus sacrifice as being needed to be ‘born again’. Judge wisely based on God’s word.

John 8:32 “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Exposing the great pretender, counterfeiter & liar…..

Exposing the great pretender, counterfeiter & liar…..

Isa 14:13, 14 “For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High. ‘”

There is someone who wants to take the place of God and who wants us to think we can do likewise using our human abilities and strengths. In the verses noted above we see what his mindset is and why he was kicked out of heaven along with a group of the angels of heaven. His lies and deception keep the majority of humans from living eternally with God. Notice I said majority and not minority (Mat 7:13, 14).

Our lives on this earth are like a vapor that is there for a moment and then gone (James 4:14) and then comes eternity. That being the case it is vital that we see eternity for what it is. Our enemy would have us go for all the gusto we can on this earth and not have a picture of eternity.  Our enemy satan would have us view our life span on this earth as all there is and then comes the grave. That is why he tells us to grab all the gusto we can while we can. Sounds familiar does it not?

In our world we are bombarded with many philosophies and doctrines of men and demons. Our God reminds us to beware of them (Col 2:8) because they lead us to trust in self and this world versus trusting in God. Not only did God create you and I in His image (Gen 1:27) but as our Creator He is able to determine our eternal future which is why it is vital that we take Him at His word (John 14:6, Rom 10:13, Tit 3:5).

Our enemy satan actively tries to counterfeit the truths of God with the intent of deceiving mankind. He wants us to believe in self and the world around us as having the answers to life and eternity. Satan would have us to believe that our world, self and his doctrines are the way to eternal life when in fact he is the way to eternal death and separation from God (Rev 20:11-15). Yes, satan is the great pretender, counterfeiter and lier.

Noted below are some of the ways of counterfeit that I have noticed in scripture. Check them out for yourself;

  1. One counterfeit has to do with the resurrection.
    a. Jesus resurrection. Without Jesus having been raised from the dead we would still be in our trespasses and sins because it would mean that Jesus is not God. But He is and He lived a sinless life (II Cor 5:21), died for our sins (John 19) and was raised from the dead (I Cor 15:12-20).
    b. Satan counterfeits the resurrection during the coming 7 year Period of Tribulation by having the Anti-Christ (beast) who is the world ruler at that time resurrected after he received what appeared to be mortal wound (Rev 13:3, 4). That counterfeit was used to deceive the world into worshiping the dragon (satan) and the beast or world ruler.
  2. Another counterfeit is seen when we see Jesus riding a white horse when He comes as a conqueror to put an end to sin at the end of the thousand year millennial period which follows the 7 year period of tribulation.
    a. Jesus on a white horse is seen in Rev 19:11. Jesus first came as a lamb to provide the perfect sacrifice needed for forgiveness of sins (John 3:16). His second coming on the white horse is as a Lion putting an end to sin and satan (Rev 20:7-10).
    b. Satan controlling the anti-Christ comes on a white horse in Rev 6:2 as a conqueror of the world (II Cor 4:3, 4).
  3. Another counterfeit is as the one world ruler.
    a. Jesus rules our world during the millennial period of 1000 years in Rev 20:1-6.
    b. Satan rules our world as its one world ruler using the anti-Christ and false prophet as his puppets Rev 1-19. Note in Revelation chapter 6 when satan comes on his white horse he comes to conquer the world’s religious, political and economic structures.
  4. Another counterfeit has to do with the Trinity. While the word Trinity is not found in the Bible the truth of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit being One is found in the Bible.
    a. In scripture God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are One (Mat 28:19, 20 – Gen 1:26a – II Cor 13:14).
    b. The unholy trinity is the dragon or satan, the ant-Christ and the false prophet seen during the 7 year period of tribulation that our world will go through seen in the book of Revelations chapters 6-19. Satan counterfeits God the Father, the ant-Christ counterfeits God the Son and the false prophet counterfeits God the Holy Spirit.
  5. Another counterfeit has to do with God putting a mark on those (born again believers) who are His and satan placing a mark on those who are his during that 7 year period of tribulation.
    a. God’s mark is seen in Rev 9:4.
    b. Satan’s mark is seen in Rev 13:16, 17 and Rev 14:9.
  6. Another counterfeit has to do with the doctrine of salvation.
    a. God’s doctrine is that we are saved from our sins when we place our faith in what Jesus did on Calvary for our salvation from our sins (Rom 3:23, Rom 6:23, Rom 5:8, Rom 10:13, Eph 2:8,9, Tit 3:5, Gal 2:16-21)
    b. Satan’s doctrine of salvation is that we are saved by false prophets and by our works.
  7. The great pretender also counterfeits miracles to appear as God. Throughout the Bible we see miracles performed as proofs of God’s power, love, and authority. But the enemy performs them so as to make the world believe he is God. One example was when Pharaoh’s magicians duplicated Moses’ signs in Egypt (Exodus 2-8). True miracles point to God. The acid test for any miracle is whether or not it is supported by and consistent with scripture. If it is not then it is not from God so BEWARE AND AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE.
    a. Rev 13:11-14a The false prophet counterfeits the Holy Spirit and produces deceiving miracles so as to deceive men and women to believe in the ant-Christ who satan controls.
    b. The NT is full of God’s miracles so I will let you look them up. But we are commanded by God to; Exodus 20:4-6 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.” Which is why we must try all of the spirits to see if they are of God or of the enemy?
  8. He counterfeits the beauty of the Rainbow.
  9. Genesis 9 God uses it as a sign He will never again flood our world as He did in judgment of mankind with Noah and the flood.
  10. Satan takes the Rainbow and uses it to symbolize sin in our society as acceptable (i.e. the Homosexual movement – See Romans 1 and James 2:10 for God’s thoughts on the acceptance of any sin)

I John 4:1-3 “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.”

So the overwhelming conclusion is that we should not be deceived by satan’s lies. If we are to not be deceived it will require reading God’s truths, meditating on them and applying them to our lives. They are found in scripture (II Tim 3:16, 7 – II Pet 1:20, 21) and protected by God so that the enemy and our world cannot change them (Mat 5:18).

As Joshua said we have a daily choice to make. To serve self and satan or to serve God.

Joshua 24:15 “And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

The Laborers are Few…..

The Laborers are few

When was the last time you told someone about how you were saved? I am afraid there is a nasty thought process within biblical Christian circles that the only Christians that should be a verbal witness to our lost world are the Pastors, Elders and those with the gift of Evangelist.


Using that same logic then if I do not have the gift of giving I do not need to give either and without all of the other spiritual gifts I am free from all of them. Of course we know that is not the case. But seeing my place of work and my neighborhood and generally the area where I live as my mission field is tough. It’s that peer pressure thing and hopefully simply not laziness. It really comes down to obedience. Do I want to do as my God has instructed me to?

Mat 9:37 “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few.”

Mat 16:24 “Then Jesus said unto His disciples, if anyone will come after
me, let them deny themselves, take up their cross and follow me.”

Mat 28:19,20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.”

Maybe the Lord wants to send me???? Am I willing? Isaiah was.

Isa 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying: ‘Whom shall I send,
and who will go for us? Then I said, “here am I, SEND ME.”‘.

It’s ok to share your faith and not have all the passages memorized.
It ‘s ok to be a little or a lot nervous about it.
It’s ok to have to go and look something up to answer a question.
It’s not ok to say; ‘ it’s not my job’!

A Childs Explanation of God…..

Isaiah 64:8 “But now, O Lord, You are the Father; we are the clay,
and You are the potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.”

This was written by an 8 year old for his third grade homework assignment. The assignment was to explain God. Wonder if any of us could do as well???


One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace
the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of
things on earth.

He doesn’t make grown-ups, just babies. I think because they are
smaller and easier to make. That way He doesn’t have to take up
His valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave
that to mothers and fathers.

God’s second most important job is listening to prayers. An
awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things,
pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn’t have time to listen to the
radio or TV because of this. Because He hears everything, there must
be a terrible lot of noise in His ears, unless He has thought of a way
to turn it off.

God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere,
which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn’t go wasting His time
by going over your mom and dad’s head asking for something they
said you couldn’t have.

Some people don’t believe in God. I don’t think there
are any in Chula Vista. At least there aren’t any who come to our

Jesus is God’s Son. He used to do all the hard work like walking
on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people
who didn’t want to learn about God. They finally go tired of Him
preaching to them and they crucified Him. But He was good and
kind, like His Father and He told His Father that they didn’t
know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K.

His Dad (God) appreciated everything that He had done and all
His hard work on earth so He told Him He didn’t have to go out on the
road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So He did. And now He
helps His Dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which
are important for God to take care of and which ones He can take
care of.

You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you
because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the
time. You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes
God happy, and if there’s anybody you want to make happy, it’s
God. Don’t skip church to do something you think will be more fun
like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun
doesn’t come out at the beach until noon anyway.

If you don’t believe in God, you will be very lonely, because
your parents can’t go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God
can. It is good to know He’s around you when you’re scared in the
dark or when you can’t swim and you get thrown into real deep
water by big kids.

But…you shouldn’t just always think of what God can do for
you. I figure God put me here and He can take me back anytime He
pleases. And that’s why I believe in God

Exodus 3:14a “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM:…”