DISCOURAGEMENT

5338646869_8c6d7064e6_mI am certain that I am uncertain…about exactly where I am going with this topic. But I am quite certain about the events which lead me to choose it. How do you like that? I have been dealing with a skin issue for perhaps 25 years and counting. Three dermatologists and one allergist later and I am still dealing with it.

Problem number one is this.The dermatologist to whom the allergist sent me several weeks ago. Was unaware today of why I was at his office.Which was a follow up visit recommended by him on my last visit. He also looking at my arm said it looks much better when it was in fact much worse than the last visit. He had one foot out the door and one foot in the next room before he even said hello.

The same occurred in court the other day where I was with a relative of mine for a compensation case. The judge was totally unprepared for the case being brought before him. Not knowing what had already happened in the last hearing. He posthumously closed the case a second time with zero compassion for my relative who was sitting before him hoping for finally some justice. The judge was a self centered,uncaring fool. I know what you are thinking. Those are some tough words Mr. Pundit.

And you would be correct. If the doctor or the judge had one of their relatives sitting in their office or their courtroom. A smile would be on their face and whatever needed to be done within whatever timeframe required would be done. And the results would definitely be favorable or they would be unacceptable. Once again as a Christian man I am confronted with the antichrist at work in the hearts and minds of mankind.

The dermatologist was walking out of the door telling me I needed to get a second opinion. While I was still talking to him about the data concerning myself that he needed to give me his opinion on. When a missionary doctor goes in the field to help the poor there is no pay. And they are hoping to give the most people the best they can offer in the time they have. With the best results possible for everyone. Their reward is in heaven. The dermatologist and the judge are making good money. And their concern for you is minimal at best. They are comfortable and if you are not well that’s too bad. What they fail to see is this. God who is just will not be slack concerning them when they die. Especially as it pertains to how you treat a man or woman of God when they come to you for help. I am speaking about myself and my relative. We are both God fearing, praying Christians.

And God is not slack when it comes to our treatment. I want you to know¬† that we can and will face much discouragement in this life. We all know what it is like to approach someone in the store or anywhere else. And as you look at their face and hear their voice you know what’s coming. And what’s coming is nothing good. They are being used and controlled by a devil from the pit of hell. And for the most part they don’t even know it. People….in this life you are going to serve somebody. It will either be the devil or the Lord… but you will and are serving somebody everyday of your life. It is your decision and it can be changed at any time you desire.

This is what we refer to as a conversion or born again experience. You become a new creature in Christ. And part of being that new creature will be a new outlook on life and mankind. You will not talk the same. You will not act the same. And you will begin to have a more caring and loving sense of compassion for the plight of your fellow man or woman.We need each other. But we don’t need each other in the current format. We need more God fearing..Christ centered people to start making a difference in this world. Gods mercy and grace are always at the ready for any and all who will humble themselves and ask for it. So where is it exactly that you stand? Are you ready to start making a difference?…..To be continued

 

But…I Didn’t Say Anything?

3773580856_e8743e2bce_mThe member’s of my family, almost everyone of the people I have met working through the years, and most of you readers have something in common. Do you know what it is? You are ashamed of the name Jesus Christ. And a fair amount of the above claim to be Christians. You are more than willing to talk about vacationing, gossip, work, Hollywood and just about anything else you can think of. But when Mister Bill or anyone else for that matter so much as breaches the topic of Christ….Silence. The conversation ends and nothing will be said or added. You don’t want to speak of him and in your mind, this is a matter of religious privacy if you will.

You will die in your sins and you will make hell your eternal home, just as if you were an axe murderer or any other hideous thing you can think of. In fact….to say you are his and to go to church and do nothing or say nothing in regards to Christian evangelism, is in actuality worse than never knowing about him at all. You are a disgrace. And now that I am in a happy place with you lets keep moving right along. Shall we? You say I am full of religious malarkey. Well, how about some scripture reading? After all, you love Jesus, don’t you? And since Jesus told us he is the living Word, you won’t mind reading Him a little bit, will you? You remember of course through all your biblical reading, while you spent day and night for 6 years getting your degrees, that the bible said the Word became flesh and dwelled among us.

The Gospel of Saint Matthew chapter 5 verse 13…You are the salt of the earth. But if you being salt have lost your flavor, what then can be salted by you? This salt being you, is therefore good for nothing else, but to be cast out into the streets, and to be walked upon by the feet of men. Well then…that was rather succinct. How about another happy time scripture? An after-dinner mint if you will. Oh, you’re going to like this I am sure. Let’s read together in the book of Matthew chapter 10 starting in verse 32. This will only take a minute. Whoever, therefore, will speak of me before men, he also will I confess before my Father in heaven. But he also who will not speak of me before men, him also I will not speak of before my Father in heaven. Do not think that I have come to send peace on earth, but rather a sword. For a Christian man’s enemies will be those in his own household……It sounds a lot like you, my mouth zippered friends. Does it not?

Verse 38…And he that does not pick up his own cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Well, that was a lot of fun, wasn’t it? And now you can go right back to talking about what you love. Your car, where you’ve traveled, your investments. Oh, wait not that. I forgot you don’t want anyone to know how much money you have. So sorry about that. And do you know what else? You are in more trouble than you can possibly imagine. But that can all be changed. The question is this. Are you willing to change?… To be continued