Where is God?

9560599830_731a150589_mMy dear readers, this blog as you will read was written quite some time ago, but nevertheless, the message is appropriate at any time…As I sit here on my computer. Texans are dealing with what Harvey’s devastating wrath left in its wake. And in only hours from now, Floridians will be reeling under the brunt of Irma. The fact is that we are all in this together. And to a person, I don’t think many of us would argue with the fact that in tough times the tough get tougher. And that the best of what mankind has to offer to his or her fellow man is brought out. Examine if you will the following two sentences. I don’t know how to underscore so please focus on what’s written after the dots. O.K. so here we go. God is…..nowhere. O.K. and now for the second……..God is now here. This difference is a small space between two letters. But this small and seemingly insignificant marginal space completely changes everything. Does it not?

We as a people. Be it state by state, nationally or globally. Experience the same things. Tragedy and victory, sadness and joy, loss and gain, depression and exuberance. And in that space between the two… the difference is seen. It is, in fact, the space that allows us to differentiate between the two. There is a vast difference between God being nowhere. And God is now here. The fact is that not only is God now here in our midst. He has never left. In the book of Hebrews chapter 13 verse 5, we read the following…I will never leave you or forsake you. And in the book of Second Peter chapter 3 verse 9, we read this…The Lord is not slack as concerning His promises. As some men count slackness. But is longsuffering towards us. Not willing that any should perish. But rather than all should come to a place of repentance…

God is here and now with me. And he desires in his infinite mercy that you will join Him and me in eternity with all of the angels and saints. Adversity is the difference maker. The space if you will between nowhere and now here. In the book of Psalms chapter 34 verse 19, we read this…Many are the afflictions of the righteous. But the Lord delivers them through them all. God was there then with King David. And He is here now with you and I, with the problem being this. Are you with Him or Satan? As Joshua once said so poignantly to the Israelites. Choose you now this day whom you will serve…..To be continued

THE TRUTH ABOUT FRIENDSHIP

15494085143_86a9fe1077_mThe philosopher Aristotle once said this. True friendship cannot endure simply by the love of one toward another. But rather by the two loving a third, and that being transcendent. And since I cannot bear to not defend the Catholic church from the constant darts of the Protestants. One of the things that Luther and Calvin wanted to dispose of, or so they thought, was the Catholics usage of Greek philosophy within its ranks, as well as in the educating of the priests. Fools were they and are those who say we have no need of this. Philosophy and psychology are at work every day of our lives.

These two disciplines have tremendous value both in and out of the church, with the truth of the matter being who is using them and for what purposes. Certainly here we can see the wisdom of Aristotle. He says that people can’t know true friendship without knowing God. Now he may have been referring to Athena or Venus. But for our purposes, we know that without Christ our lives are lived in vain. And as for me and my house, a true friend is a blessed friend, a man or woman who I can lean on and be leaned on by. Someone who can and will give me guidance according to godly wisdom and prayerful life.

James chapter 3 verse 17…But the wisdom that is from God is first pure, then peaceable and gentle, easy to be taken, full of mercy and it will bear good fruit. Without partiality and hypocrisy. And in Second Corinthians chapter 1 and verse 12 we read this. For our happiness is this, the testimony of a good conscience, and that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom. And so my friends, your friendships and how they will work out in the long run, are based solely on where and how the friends in question are receiving their guidance and direction, which inevitably will be at use between the participants of the friendship. We see clearly in these two verses, that once again it’s us versus the world according to Gods plan for the church. There is no fraternizing and no cohabitating. It is simply those that are for God and those that are against. Without a good and substantial basis of one’s self in the Bible. You cannot and must not receive counsel from the world. For you will have nothing to weigh it against as far as its comprehensive value goes being used as a tool in your life as a Christian.

The bottom line is this. If the council that you receive from a friend or anyone else is contrary to the word of God. Do not, do not, do not, receive it. The bible says clearly and succinctly that the wisdom of this world is the enemy of Him. Now back to philosophy and the foolishness of the Protestants. It is clear in this one statement alone by Aristotle. That there is great wisdom at work. Albeit perverted in that it is not directing the reader to Jesus. But to say that there is no value to the statement when applied to our faith is well…asinine to say the least. God has given me as part of my salvation the gift of discernment. Which is nothing more and nothing less than what I will call Godly intuition. The Holy Spirit is residing in me and in the hearts of every believer to guide us. To warn us and to protect us from the lies of the devil. When someone is lying to me or trying to misdirect me, I know it immediately. Not tomorrow and not next week, immediately!

There are many gifts and treasures to being born again in Christ, and this is one of them. The devil thinks he is sly. And so do those that serve him. Where I work wisdom in the hiring of an individual is not a priority, and the fools and the wise are rewarded or not equally. There are several people with whom I have worked, who think they are slick. Their existence is based on trying to beat the system and shirk as many of their duties as they can whenever and wherever they can. They think they are wise, but to us who know, they are fools. And this is exactly how the devil acts and appears to a Spirit-filled Christian. I say this about them and the devil. Here comes that jerk again with the same crap he tried to pull the last time. The difference is that at work I have no control over the imbeciles actions. And if the powers that be continue to allow such behavior unabated, then what am I to do? All I can do is to make sure there reprehensible acts don’t affect me. But when it comes to the devil. You and I can tell him to take a long walk off a short pier in the name of Jesus. Be careful who your friends are. Because they very well may be one of the schmucks I was just talking about. And the results can be disastrous…To be continued

The Cross

33028889005_c16f04db1b_mMy brother-in-law just passed yesterday, and I was once again reminded of the frailty of this life. I was also reminded last night, in a poignant way, about the cross of Christ, recalling my first days in a Pentecostal church, and seeing nobody on the cross. As you know, I am a Catholic and I am once again appreciative of why seeing the body on the cross is a good reminder to us all.

If our lives are to imitate Christs, and they are, then why don’t they? In earthly life, the vast majority of Christian people are striving for the same things which the world is. With some of those being, power, money, control, and self will, just to name a few. You may say that none of these apply to yourself and you would be a liar, but that’s a story for another day.

Now, I ask you to fix your eyes on the cross which I have provided in the picture. On the cross, Jesus had no power at all, he was nailed to the wood unable to move or free himself from his captors. He had no money, and in fact, had told some of the early followers that he didn’t even have a place to lay down his head. His self will being absent, choosing rather complete obedience to the will of His Father in heaven.

Now that you have read this simple little blog, stare at the picture and be honest with yourself and God. Today, this very day, how many of those same attributes are at work in your own life? To be continued…

THE SPIRIT OF CONFUSION

8105079230_64a938a316_mThere is an individual whom I know. Not a friend but rather someone with who I must interact periodically. This particular person who says they were brought up Catholic, comes to me on occasion, spouting all kinds of rhetoric against the church and its treatment of women. Repeating continually false teachings from T.V. shows which she has watched, about new gospels, Mary Magdalene not being a prostitute, and all kinds of untruths presented by the media and Satan himself. At the root of all of this in her life and the lives of many others, is a failure to read Gods word, to pray often, and to follow and adhere to the teachings of his church. There are no rebels in heaven. The bible says that we being many are one body in Christ. There are not many bodies but rather one.

The Bible teaches clearly that God has not given us the spirit of confusion, but rather, that of a sound mind. James chapter 3 starting in verse 13says, “Who is wise and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of his good conversation his works with meekness and kindness. But if you are bitter and full of envy and strife in your hearts. Do not glory in this and speak lies against the truth. This type of wisdom does not come from heaven, but rather is earthly, sensual and of the devil. For where there are envy and strife there is also confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable and gentle and easily taken. Full of mercy and good fruits. Without hypocrisy and partiality.”

Because you were raised Catholic does not mean you are Catholic. Each person must work out to its ultimate conclusion their own eternal destiny. Now this person is just another product of the women’s liberation movement. She doesn’t like that God created her for a certain purpose, because she doesn’t know and trust God as her creator. Now whether or not people like it, God created women out of the man, and not man out of the woman. It is not that women do not and can not accomplish great things for God. But God has always chosen the men to be the heads of his church and the heads over the woman and the home. James chapter 4 verse 6. “God resists the proud. And gives more grace to the humble. Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

Submission is a word that is not readily embraced in the American culture today. What is embraced is this. You are not going to tell me what to do, in the church, at home, or on the job. And this as you know if you follow my blog is the foundation of Satanism which says… Do as you will and let nobody tell you what to do. The book of Ephesians chapter 5, starting in verse 14. “Therefore God says. Awake all of you who are sleeping, and arise from the spiritually dead. And Christ will give you light. See then that you walk exactly. And not as fools but as wise. Redeeming the time for the days are evil. Do not be unwise but understanding what the will of the Lord is for your life.” Verse 20…”Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Submitting yourselves to one another in the fear of God.”

“Wives submit yourselves to your husband. As you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church. And he is the savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject to Christ. Let the wives be subject to their husbands in all things. Husbands love your wives even as Christ loved the church. And gave himself for it.”God has set up his church with men at the head. Not lesbians. This is the natural order in Gods hierarchy. I would advise all of you to get on board with Gods plan for your life, for until you do, you will never know peace or have contentment in your life, and heaven will not be your home. Satan is at the root of all confusion. But Gods divine order and mercy is available to all who will ask for and participate in it…To be continued

What If God Was One Of Us?

4199076008_e1db168333_mThe title of this blog is an interesting question indeed, and the truth be told, He was one of us. The scripture teaches us that Jesus came into the world not to judge it, but, that the world through Him might be saved. The key word being, “Might”. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man can come to the Father except he comes through me.” He also said, “If there was another way I would have told you.” So Jesus, not willing to fool or ensnare anyone in any way, thereby hindering their ability to understand and comprehend his message to mankind. rather succinctly spelled out what we had to do in order to inherit eternal life and the forgiveness of sins.

There is no grey area as it pertains to his message. Repent, be baptized in his name, and believe in His life, death, and resurrection from the dead for the forgiveness of sins. There are many groups out there who claim that I am confused and that they have a better way than that which I have just set forth. They choose to ignore the virgin birth, the miracles witnessed by thousands, the resurrection of the dead in Jerusalem at the time of his crucifixion, Jesus being seen after his death by multitudes, the empty tomb, and His ascension into heaven in the eyes of hundreds of witnesses. And they do this at their own peril.

A certain ignorant man, who was interviewing me about my Bigfoot books several weeks ago, who grooms himself to appear like Captain Kangaroo in 2018, which in and of itself should tell you something about him. Went on a rant in the middle of my interview, an interview which I should have just hung up on, about the day which Christmas is celebrated on, and how in his mind it was a pagan holiday and the like. I said to him and I say to you, I don’t care what day Christmas is celebrated on. I am frankly just grateful that it is. And the truth be told, I celebrate my Saviors birth every day of the year.

As Christmas quickly approaches, remember that Jesus is the reason for the season, and push aside the garbage that your Jehovahs Witness cousin is spewing out as well as your co-workers of every religious ilk imaginable. I believe in the shed blood of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins and that’s my final answer. You can choose to follow a mule into the desert if you wish, but, as for me and my house, we will follow the Lord. Merry Christmas to all!… To be continued

Pen or Pencil?

6504824659_9dc52654e1_mFor those of you who are old enough to remember, during the somewhat formative days of space exploration by the United States and the Soviet Union. Nasa was perplexed by a most peculiar problem. The problem being an astronauts ability to write in space using a pen, which led to a million dollar investment in time and effort, in order to create a pen which could write no matter what the attitude of the spacecraft was in relation to the pen being held. This pen then became available to the public that was clamoring for any space-related stuff, as if we needed a pen that could write upside down, and they weren’t cheap either.

The Russians, on the other hand, solved the same problem by simply using a pencil. Now you and I both know that many things come out of the science behind tackling complex problems, even if that problem is getting ink to the tip of a pen being held inverted. But I am not here to talk about pens and pencils, and neither are you. We are here, however, to get our lives right with God. There are many in this day and age, who like to complicate things, thinking that they are Gods gift to humanity, having sat through a thousand sermons and read a hundred books on Christianity.

But our faith is now and has always been a simple one. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Repent and be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. When many non-Catholics, look at a stained glass window, or some statues depicting saints which have gone on to receive thier eternal reward. They say that I as a Catholic am an idol worshipper. Nothing could be further than the truth. These things are no more of an idol to me than your 2018 Corvette is too you. The predominant use of such things in days gone by was that of being a talking point or an instructional tool for the ignorant masses. In other words, those who couldn’t read or write, in order to help them gain a better understanding of our faith and its history. Besides all of that, they are extremely beautiful and artistic.

But you don’t care about that in your church filled with nothing but bodies, in order to exemplify that you are not an idol worshipper, as you believe that I am. If I was left with the conundrum of inventing a new pen or choosing a pencil, I would have taken the later. I myself always striving to not complicate matters any more than need be in a life which is perpetually filled with needless clutter. Its funny how we can have a statue of Abraham Lincoln seated in the edifice of a king in Washington D.C. and no one who goes there considers it idol worship. And yet we can have a statue of our Lords mother, Mary in our church, and suddenly she has become an idol. So what will it be? A pen or a pencil?… To be continued

AFFECTION AND INFECTION

5613984108_a1a01b3ac5_qTo be in the world but not of the world is what the scripture says that we should be. Yes, we are inevitably living in and working in the same world as is everyone else, but as Christians, we are called to be different. Which in and of itself then raises the question, are you affecting those around you or are they infecting you? We as Catholics should feel a check in our spirit when entering into certain conversations and situations, and if you don’t, its time for you to check on your spiritual state of affairs and quickly.

We are called to be different and dramatically so, in fact, the scripture says that we are the light of the world. I remember seeing a picture of one of the early world’s fairs, where Thomas Edison had been contracted to illuminate it with his new AC powered lights. The world at this point in time was predominantly in darkness with the exception being candlelight and oil lamps. People flocked by the millions to both see and be bathed by this new found source of light.

I want you to visualize the next person that you are speaking to, as being concealed by a black cloak, in other words, you cannot see them, you can only hear their words. As the conversation continues with this unseen entity, now ask yourself, is this conversation leading me closer to God or is it infecting my spirit in some way shape or form that will lead me away from God. We are called to have a positive effect on those around us, while at the same time being ever vigilant not to allow the world to infect us.

The scripture says that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, which means that He is partaking in whatever you are partaking in be it visual or auditory. I have said it before and I will say it again, there are situations in life where the only reason Christ would have been there would be to save the lost. He is not entertained by what you consider to be entertainment. Your spirit is being tainted on a daily basis by this worlds affections and it needs to end. Salt is a spice, and it is used to enhance the flavor of food. We are said to be the salt of the world, and our lives are to enhance an otherwise tasteless society in which we live.

But, the scripture says, if the salt has lost its flavor, what is it good for? Now ask yourself, am I being a light of Christ’s presence and power to anyone around me? Or, am I hiding the light which Christ has given me with the things and teachings of this world? To be continued…

 

 

God is Light

The scripture says that God is light and in Him is no darkness whatsoever. In my life, there are many things which I do in order to better understand the enemy of my soul who is Satan. In other words, I want to be aware of the types of tricks and snares 43972474351_59047b46af_mwhich he uses to dupe mankind. This would include at times watching some of the shows where they are encountering so-called spirits of the dead or ghosts.

The scripture says plainly, that it is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgment. There is nothing that says you die and then wander aimlessly inhabiting the home or area in which you once lived or worked, having no apparent place to go and no direction.

Knowing that God is light, an immediate and foreboding alarm should go off in your spirit, whenever and wherever you are encountering darkness of any form. That is, of course, providing you know and understand the scripture, which at this point you now do.

The scripture also says that men preferred the darkness over the light because their deeds were evil. When the devil is at work, one of his main ploys is to dupe or mimic Gods creation, this is done in an effort to make you and others believe that there is something more to this life and existence of ours, other than what the scripture has laid out for us. And there are more than a few who play right along with that theme.

The existence of dark entities in homes, children’s voices being heard, things being hurled around the house by unknown and unseen beings, are all trademarks of the evil one’s activity. But of course, if you don’t believe the scripture, and you think that I am full of hot air, none of this matters to you. And you, in fact, are in for a rude awakening.

The Lord in his mercy has extended a rope to us, which he intended for us to grab hold of and pull ourselves to safety. Of course, this same rope can be used to hang oneself spiritually speaking, which was not His plan. A man was speaking to me the other day, after having come across my blog. He said to me, ” I had no idea that you were engaged in such a way with a blog like this.”

When God had His hand on you, He extends to you the rope in various ways and forms. In the case of this individual, it was in the form of my blog. He voiced to me his concern about his own state of affairs and those of the world today. God is calling him and you, but will you respond? To be continued….

 

You Are Not Your Own

37791420046_9536dee6aa_mFor those of you who may be unaware, I have spent the last year or more, working on a series of books, entitled, Bigfoot Terror in the Woods Sightings and Encounters. I recently engaged in my first interview about the books, with a wonderful man named Wes, who runs a podcast named Sasquatch Chronicles. My series is ongoing.

In the process of all that has been going on, I was speaking to someone very close to me, about one of the upcoming accounts in volume number 6, where a hunter encounters a priest under the most unusual of circumstances and finds himself praying the Lord’s prayer when his life is threatened.

This person with whom I am close, who is, by the way, a Catholic man, said to me, that I shouldn’t include that in my interview. In other words, don’t bring God into the picture. When two people are married, the scripture says that the two become one flesh. You are no longer an individual, but rather, you have become part of your wife and she has become part of you, the two of you have become one body spiritually speaking.

In like manner, when you enter into a relationship with Christ, He refers to you and I, as being his bride. In other words, He to has become one with you. How is it then that this man and others feel that they shouldn’t speak of their bride when living out their lives? Do you leave your bride in the car, while you go in to eat dinner? Of course not. Christ is my everything, it is he who created me, it is he who has given me the skills to write, and it is he with whom I speak every day of my life.

Ask yourself these questions. What is my relationship with Christ right now? Am I ashamed to speak about him with others? How often have I¬† prayed in the past 3 days? And finally, when was the last time that you told Him how much you love Him and all that he has done for you? In answering these simple questions, you will get to the crux of the matter rather quickly. To be continued…

 

Satan

23018142623_4ba1deb468_mIn the context of the scriptures, the word satan means obstacle or adversary. When Jesus had revealed to the apostles, that he was to go to Jerusalem and die, Peter said to him without hesitation, that he must not do so. To which Christ said, get behind me Satan. Now, Jesus was not saying that Peter was, in fact, Satan, but rather he was identifying an immediate threat being posed to him finishing the work which the Father had sent him to do. In our own lives, we as Christians should be able to both identify and thwart the attacks which the enemy of our souls brings against us, but few are capable of doing so. The scripture also says that those who love this world will not see the kingdom of heaven.

The bible teaches that if we draw ourselves nearer to God, then he, in turn, will draw nearer to us, but as you can plainly see, this requires first, a movement from ourselves. The enemy of your soul is quite happy with the current state of affairs in your life. Your lack of prayer and the need to be continually entertained by the things of this world are just fine with him. Because he knows that if you stay this course, he will own you in the end, and there will be no escape.

The scripture says and correctly so, that Gods people perish because of a lack of wisdom. And it also says plainly, that we are to not be wise with the things of this world, for worldly wisdom, is of little profit. You may take this as a warning or you may shrug your spiritual shoulders and walk away, saying to yourself that this Pundit is full of hot air. But in the end, it is I who will have the last laugh, as I enter the kingdom of my Lord and all of his saints. What are your obstacles to a closer walk with Christ? To be continued…