Lord of all creation - I come to You now in the name of this Jesus I have heard about. I was born into a sinful world and have lived in ignorance and rebellion to Your truth. Jesus, I accept You as God manifested in the flesh, born as an offering for my sins. Born to pay the price I am unable to pay - the price required for restored fellowship with my Creator.
I am sorry for all my sins and turn away from them. Please forgive me and make me a vessel fit for Your use. I release any bitterness or unforgiveness in my heart and ask You to deal with those situations. I believe You were born of a virgin, died on the cross, rose from the dead on the third day, ascended into heaven and are now sitting at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for me.
You are now Lord of my life.
JESUS IS COMING SOON! HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE IF WE NEGLECT SO GREAT A SALVATION?
Confess Jesus before men and He will confess you before the Father.
Take me home now please.
the surly bonds of earth
"for we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out." 1 tim 6:7
"we will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth' to 'touch the face of God.'" those were the words uttered by ronald reagan in 1986 after the loss of the space shuttle "challenger" and its crew. truer words were never spoken that one day we all will escape the surly bonds of earth, and we will all have to stand before the Judge of the living and the dead. what was in the hearts of those lost that day remains yet to be revealed. what lies hidden in all our hearts is waiting to be revealed as well.
my God, how our world has changed from that day to this. certainly there was evil done back in those days, but most of it tried to be hidden. now it is blatantly exhibited while what remains hidden is surely many times worse. and yes, i believe there are darker things still hidden. "but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account." heb 4:13
the bonds of earth - is there anything that still keeps you tethered to this earth? i don't care if it possessions, prestige, pleasure or personage, we must untie those things in our life. our Lord has said, "he who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me." matt 10:37
Jesus gave us many teaching that people today would consider "hard." He spoke to the young man who thought he had lived his life perfect saying, "you still lack one thing. sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”" luke 18:22
no, we don't have to all go out and sell all our possessions. we do have to sell anything we value above Him, be it any of the enticements this world may hold. knowing he was now ruler of this world and all in, he tempted our Lord. "all these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me." matt 4:9 God had given us control and mankind had given it to him. Jesus was here to reclaim the dominion lost through flesh by being victorious in flesh.
"but now we do not yet see all things put under him. but we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone." heb 2:8-9 that same glory and honor that Jesus is now crowned with is the inheritance of everyone who will just escape "the surly bonds of earth."
we are tethered to what we most desire; firmly secured by too familiar bonds. "for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." luke 12:34 we all treasure our most prized possession. we love it profusely and guard it as we would our own life. it is up to each of us to decide just what we treasure most; that which we can never keep or that which we can never lose.
many are now treasuring that which they are destined to surely lose, while others have no treasure and are lost in hopelessness. Jesus want to be your treasure. He want to share His glory with you and make you shine as the stars of heaven shine. this world and all in it is destined to pass away. the new world, the new jerusalem will be all glorious and pleasures are at His right hand forevermore. all this and more awaits those who will escape the surly bonds of earth.
Don't Believe Your Lying Eyes
“Those also who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek my hurt speak of destruction, and plan deception all the day long." Psa 38:12
I feel the Lord wants me to issue a warning to everyone out there. There is coming a great deception. It is already here. I don't know how many of you have heard or read about the false abduction scheme the other day. I’ll briefly relate it here.
“Then a man gets on the line and claims he's kidnapped her 15-year-old daughter, Brie. He says: 'listen here, I have your daughter. You're not going to call anyone, you are not going to call the cops' - 'and I just, I put the phone on mute and started screaming for help,'" she tells inside edition. The kidnappers demand $1 million before reducing it to $50,000.
But here's the thing — her daughter had not been kidnapped and it was not her begging her mom for help. Her voice had been duplicated by a scammer using artificial intelligence. Even her own mother could not tell the difference. "'I did not for a second doubt her voice,' Brie's mom tells inside edition."
I don't know how many of you have been watching Tucker Carlson's interview with Elon Musk recently, but Elon is worried about artificial intelligence. He says it has the potential of civilizational destruction. I, for one, don't doubt it in the least.
In like manner, on America's Got Talent last year, a contestant on the show actually managed to reproduce actual video showing the four hosts singing and performing - doing something they had not actually done. But there it was for all to see - them actually appearing to sing and dance. Then they even managed to resurrect Elvis Presley for a "live" performance.
I know this daily might not appear on the surface to be spiritual and enlightening, but I feel the Lord wants me to bring it forth as a warning to all who would heed it. The deception is growing so strong in these times, one cannot believe what they are actually hearing with their ears or even seeing with their own eyes. Jesus warned us of these times. “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ Do not believe it." Mark 13:21
“For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect." Matt 24:24 We cannot depend on our fleshly senses alone. The Holy Spirit and the written word must be our only guide in these terrible times. It is only those who are rooted and grounded in truth that can escape the deception coming - and believe me, it is coming in greater ways than we can even imagine.
One must be able to say - “I know, that I know, that I know. My Lord would not do that. my Lord would not say that.” "I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own." John 10:14
I can still hear the voice of my friend and mentor, who started this ministry and just kind of drug me along with her. Those of you who have listened to me for awhile know that I never considered myself as anyone of significance; like I was just a passenger on the bus - not the driver or even a tour guide. Boy, did I decide to hitch a ride with the wrong person - or as God would say, "the right person." All I can say is we all grow into whatever God has purposed for us. The only options are to quit, to remain stagnate, or to go with the flow; the latter being the only fruitful response. We must all get in agreement with God.
Anyway, she used to say, “I know my Father's voice and anothers I will not follow." We too must now know our Father's voice just like she did. Know it and follow it. It is obedience and not sacrifice our Lord requires. It is obedience and strict adherence to the truth we know that will deliver us to a safe harbor and a full deliverance.
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life." 1 John 1:1 Have you heard? Have you seen? Have you yet handled the Word of life for yourself? I would entice you to taste and see for yourself that the Lord is good.
Don't believe your lying eyes. Don't allow yourself to be deceived by our fleshly senses and comely desires which are subject to deception. Know your God and where you stand. “For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light." 2 Cor 11:14 To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Evil exists and it's desire is to rule over us. Stay tuned tomorrow for "the armor of God;" what it is, it's use, and how to apply it. He has not left us defenseless.
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