7036629915_a552e916e0_mThere is much to be said about having a positive confession. In other words. Speech pertaining to where you want to be…not necessarily where you are. Having said this much. My opinion is that there is way too much time spent on this topic in Pentecostal circles. The gospel of Luke chapter 6 verse 45. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart. Brings forth that which is good. And an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart. Brings forth that which is evil.. For out of the abundance of their hearts. Both men speak. There is absolutlely nothing wrong so to speak of asking for and expecting good things to happen in ones life.But to sink or swim on a daily basis in a state of expectancy can be precarious at best.

In the Our Father prayer. Which the Lord himself gave to us as a fouindation of how to pray. He himself said to the Father…Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Ultimately you and I want Gods will and nothing but his will being done in our lives.For only in and through him being  the priority of our existence. Can we truly find happiness. And so there are certain foundational confessions which all Christains must embibe if we are to be saved and successful in our walks. Without these you have no vision at all. You are in fact blind. First John chapter 4 verse 15. Whoever shall confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. God dwells in him and he in God. If God is in you how can you fail? And if you are living in God how can you fail. The bible teaches us that when we marry. We being the man and woman. Have become one body. When you believe and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. You have become the bride of Christ and therefore one with him as well. And if Jesus is in you and you are in him.You can do nothing but succeed.

And to succeed means nothing more and nothing less than making heaven your eternal home. Everything else is as they say gravy. First John chapter 1 verse 9. If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. And to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. A positive and regular confession of our sins is necessary for every spirit filled believer. But its not enough to confess our faults to God alone. We need to come clean to our brethren as well. James chapter 5 verse 16. Confess your faults one to another. And pray for one another that you may be healed. This is exactly where and why we Catholics have confession. Yes I ask God to forgive me for my sins every night. But the last time I went to formal confession before my parish priest. I wept like a baby in the Holy Ghost. Now if you Pentecostals out there think that this was some type of satanic intervention going on. You are out of your spiritual minds. God was moving in a mighty way on me and through the priest being there to hear me. And I left the confessional renewed and refreshed in God. There is power in confession. God moves in and through the act of confession. So increase your vision to include a good confession on a regular basis. And see what the Lord will do for you and through you….To be continued

What Are You Hiding?

5261826705_56bc1a1c70_m5893815228_d1ee7d1640_mMy experience over many years of living and working. Is that when you are at work.At some point in time and in some fashion. The conversation of some if not all that are present. Can and will take a turn for the worse. I am speaking of vulgar communications and dirty jokes. Now although this can be initiated by the most vulgar of the staff. It always seems as though most of those present will at the very least smile or laugh. This is being done as a nod of approval for what was said or done. You or they are giving a sign of approval. When you laugh at filthy communications. What you are actually doing is expressing your fear of man. And your actions are belaying a further point which is this. You fear more being singled out by your coworkers more than you fear Gods wrath.

How many of your coworkers know that you are a Catholic Christian? How many of them have you ever even remotely tried to break the ice with? As it pertains to conversing about Jesus Christ. I have said this many times. The best way to start a conversation with someone is to begin by telling them what God is or has done in your life. But if nobody knows you are a Christian its because you have no guts. You are not really a Christian at all. You are a fake and a fraud. And the dilemma is this. As with the laughing at and participation in the telling of dirty jokes. Nothing is hidden from the Almighty. Or perhaps you think you caught Him napping. Peter… a day prior to denying the Lord. Said to Jesus that he would never deny Him. And that night he denied him 3 times and fled the scene weeping bitterly. He made a bad decision. In very much the same way that you and I can and do make bad decisions as well. Separation from God will always lead to sorrow.

And if its not known immediately. It will become known in the future. Many people say that if there is a God.. than why does this and that happen? And if you were to get  to know them personally. You would find out quickly. That they themselves are doing little if not nothing in their lives to grow closer to the very God they speak of. They are just complainers about God and everything else. When I was young there were depictions of 3 monkeys. Do any of you remember them? See no evil…Speak no evil…and Hear no evil. These were at the time basically created as a public service message. A reminder to all of how we should best lead our lives. For the good of ourselves as well as the good of all those around us. Today most peoples eyes are feasting on evil. Most peoples ears are wide open to any and all smut. And the tongues of even the most sheepish of Americans can be heard slipping into the gutter of perversion. Keep in mind my friend that denial is not a river flowing through Egypt. It is a state of being that if left unfettered will kill you. And there is another thing about D…Nial….Its full of crocodiles!

Repent and believe……To be continued