Today and every day is a gift from God Almighty. And that is why we call it the present. I can recall as a young man receiving in particular a brand new Spalding basketball. At that time in my life. Myself and many of my friends shot a fair amount of hoops. In fact my friend Joseph Weiss had a dirt court in his back yard…With a wooden backboard nailed to a pine tree. We played so much basketball there… that the ground was hard and almost polished. So hard and packed was the ground. That even when it rained it didn’t affect it. And why do I mention this you may be asking? The best part of receiving a gift is the sharing of what you have received with someone else. I couldn’t wait to put my new ball in the hands of my buddies. To let them experience the feel of the soft rubber dimpled surface of the new ball.
It was awesome. But there is another gift that was given to me…And to you as well. And this gift as is the case with all gifts. Is meant to be shared with others. And that gift was also given to us by God in the form of his only Son Jesus Christ. But herein lies the horns of the dilemma. Very few people are willing to share the gift which they have been given. And even fewer are even willing to receive the gift and say thank you to God. They are thinking in there puny and ungrateful minds and hearts. That perhaps they would have been better served receiving shall we say…a Spalding basketball. In the book of Matthew chapter 5 and verse 15. Jesus said the following.
Neither does a man light a candle to hide it under a basket. But it is to be put on a candle stick. So that it will give light to all who are in the house….Notice if you will the word…GIVE. The candle was lit by one and not two people. But after it was lit is was for the benefit of all of those present. It is a gift that keeps on giving to all of those around it. And so it is that I am sharing the gift that God has given me today with you my dear readers. Jesus Christ the only begotten son of the Father. And for those of you who say you already know Jesus. Than why is it that you are not sharing him with others? Or maybe the fact is that you don’t like the gift…..To be continued
One day I saw two roads. One was broad and covered with sand and flowers, full of joy, music and all sorts of pleasures. People walked along it dancing and enjoying them selves. They reached the end without realizing it. And at the end there was a horrible precipice, that is, the abyss of hell. The souls fell blindly into it. As they walked they fell. And their number was so great that it was impossible to count them. And I saw the other road or path. For it was narrow and strewn with rocks and thorns. And the people who walked along it had tears in their eyes. And all kinds of suffering befell them. Some fell down on the rocks and got up immediately and went on. At the end of the road there was a magnificent garden filled with all sorts of happiness. And all these souls entered there. At the very first instant they forgot all of their sufferings.
This was an excerpt from the diary of Saint Faustina. As I read her diary. She was horribly ridiculed and lambasted by many of her fellow sisters, mother superiors and priests. Because someone wears robes and says they are religious means nothing. Because you say you are Born Again and attend a Pentecostal fellowship means nothing. Because you say you are a Catholic means nothing. It is very difficult to be a witness for Christ. When your co-workers who also say they are Christians. Offer nothing to say about Christ. And are living like the devil himself. Leaving those around to say. Who needs what they have? They are no different than me. Friend…God has a people called to himself. And it just may well be you. There is nothing easy about walking with Christ. It seems that every time I just begin to rebound from one thing another transpires. And yet I am still going. Still praying. Still attending church. And still testifying of the goodness and wonders of God.
One would say why bother if they were to walk a mile in my shoes. Or in Faustinas for that matter. Why does a Navy Seal put themselves through such obvious tests and tortures? To in the end get shot and die rescuing a hostage. I am a slave to Christ. I will and can do anything by the grace and power of God that I have to do to keep on keeping on. I am by no circumstances in life or death going to miss out on my heavenly reward. And if you are sitting on half of your brain and the other half is housed in your skull. You had better come to the realization that your walk is not based on what others are doing or not doing around you. Your walk is your walk. Hand in hand with Jesus. Until you die. And walk you will. And stumble you will. And get hurt you will. And suffer you will. And guess what else? And win you will by God! And win you will! About a year and a half ago I took up the sport of trap and skeet shooting. It is extremely technical and difficult. Nothing comes easy. It tests your metal and requires a tremendous amount of focus, skill and discipline. I scored my first perfect round about 8 months into shooting trap. Perfection doesn’t come easily. It requires one to be steadfast and diligent. You need to pay attention to the details over and over again. Leaving nothing to chance or accident. You don’t accidentally win first place. And you don’t make heaven your home by accident….To be continued
My dear readers….I just finished watching the Grand Prix of Monza in Italy. I am an F1 racing fan. At the races end as well as in the beginning when the drivers are being staged for the races start. in all of the venues globally where the races are held. Attractive women are presented with the dress and makeup which in prior times was seen only on street vamps and hookers. They are being presented as objects of sexual passion. As the satanically driven media knows. Sex sells. and money drives it.
As in no other time in known history. The level of visual and auditory perversion is palpable and growing exponentially. This could not and would not happen if there was resistance posed against it by the majority of society. But such is not the case. This type of behavior and dress is visible to one extent or another everywhere I go. And is in in fact frankly unavoidable. Thanks be to God that he also is aware of the filth that we are being bombarded with. And he gives the strength and the grace to both men and women to overcome such demonic activity in the spirit.
Make no bones about it my friends. If you are willfully engaged in such activity. You will not see heaven. For it is not nor can it ever be God who gives to you and I the spirit of perversion. This spirit comes from none other than Satan himself. And he is more than happy to have you on board as a willing participant in his global agenda. Which is and always has been to pervert Gods creation. And His plan for mankind wherever and whenever possible. And to lure and dupe as many men and women into hell as he can before his end comes.
And so it is to you and you alone that I say this. Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand…To be continued
My prayer for this and every blog that I post. Is that they will either bless you personally. Stimulate you to change. Inform you as to the truths of the gospel which you may be unaware of. And get your sorry butt out of your easy chair to evangelize. And now to the crux of todays matter. Historically speaking sheep were penned outside of the town or village. This pen in olden times was known as the sheepfold. It had one gate or door leading in to it. And there was one individual posted at the door day and night. In the sheepfold there may be several if not many flocks of sheep. All of them mulling around together. There was also no branding used as there is today in many places. The shepherd was typically a hired hand by the owner. In other words they were paid to care for the sheep but had no real stake in the flock other than taking them out daily to graze. And bringing them back to the sheepfold at night.
As a paid servant they would not necessarily be willing to defend against say a wolf or some other ravenous creature should they attack the flock. They also may not be paying such close attention as they wandered around during the day. As to whether or not one of the sheep had wandered off. And now to the crux of the matter which is always Jesus and our walk with him. In the bible we are referred to as sheep. We are also named the bride of Christ. Jesus himself you may also recall is called the Lamb of God. Now for those of you who don’t know. Which is most of you. A sheep may quite possibly be the most docile and stupid member of the animal kingdom. They virtually have no defenses and zero desire to defend themselves. They can be grabbed,bitten,sheared etcetera with virtual ease by anyone and anything.
So consider if you will why Christ referred to us as sheep. And himself as well. Most know the story of the crucifixion and what led up to it. The flogging,beatings,crowning with thorns and the nailing to the cross. All of this being done willingly and with Christ putting up no fight whatsoever. The book of the prophet Isaiah chapter 53 verse 7..This was a prophetic verse referring to Christ and his death….He was oppressed and he was afflicted. Yet he did not open his mouth. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep before her shearers is dumb. So he did not open his mouth. Now back to the sheepfold for a moment. When shepherd came to the fold in the morning. The porter would open the gate. The shepherd would then stand back at some distance and start to make their call. Each shepherds call and voice was individual. And only the sheep which were cared for by him or her would leave the fold. The others no matter how many would stay in the pen.
Until of course their shepherd came and called them. And now to the gospel of John beginning in chapter 10 verse 24…..And then the Jews came around him. And they said to him. How long will you keep us doubting? If you are the Christ tell us plainly. And then Jesus said to them. I told you and you did not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness of who I am. But you do not believe because you are not my sheep as I have told you. My sheep hear my voice and I know them. And they follow me. And I give them eternal life. And they will never perish. Neither can any man pluck them out of my hands….And now to the beginning of the same chapter 10 verse 1..Dig this dimwit.
Truly I say to you. He that does not enter into the sheepfold by the gate…but tries to climb in some other way. The same is a thief and a robber. But he that enters in by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. To him alone does the keeper open the gate. And the sheep hear his voice. And he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when his sheep come out.. he goes before them leading them. For his sheep know his voice. A stranger they will not follow. But they will flee from him. For they do not know his voice. Verse 8…All those who ever came before me are thieves and robbers. But the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. By me if any man enters. He shall be saved. And will go in and out and find pasture….And so having read this together. I will ask you this.Whos voice are you listening to? Is it your own? Is it the voice of some bogus religion? When I was in school for oriental medicine. The books that were in our curriculum which related to the history of the craft. Had dates in them such as 500 B.C.E. I remember asking the proctor…What is B.C.E.? To which she said before the common era. Satan can and will do anything and everything to keep you from recognizing Christ. In this case many of these reprobates were and are Daoist’s. They don’t want Christ and they don’t like Christ. They are immersed in and want to follow and old Chinese religion and philosophy. They want to practice karate and Tai Chi. They want to eat herbs and drink wheat grass.
And they want to treat their bodies via acupuncture and meridian work to balance their energy as they say. And they will die in their sins in the lake of fire. With Satan and his angels ripping at their undying flesh for eternity.They are not unlike you. You have your philosophy and your religion. You do and say what you want when you want to. Nobody is going to tell you how to live or what to do. Which is in fact the very foundation of Satanism. Jesus said that everyone save him is and has been a liar and a thief. He also said that those who were and are his sheep cannot and do not hear them. So if you are hearing them and doing what they say. Who exactly is it that you belong to?….Its heating up in this blog. And I am just getting warmed up myself….To be continued……