DISILLUSION

Me and my lovely wife have walked the deserts looking for the Truth of the Word perhaps 30 yrs or more.  The deserts are a figurative expression of travel in our journey to find out who we are in Christ and our purpose in life.  The journey took us from church to church never finding the Truth.  Needless to say it was an objective failure. However I learned the Word on my own and it bore fruit after years of searching for the Father.

Along our journey I have come across numerous folks who are disillusioned with the church.  Does not matter what church you go to, they feed the congregation a watered down gospel.  Day after day and year after year,  the hurt and the emptiness in our heart does not go away.  This especially impacts the women because they are the weaker spirit and man destroyed them in their younger age.  The wounds are deep and their cries are not heard.

They want to rid themselves of the wounds and stripes that men have caused.  Adam in the Garden was told if he ate from the Tree of Good and Evil, he would die.  Man was supposed to protect the woman but he did not.  So, since the beginning of time women have been subjected to sexual immorality and other abuses.  What really bothers me is that they blame themselves and carry that guilt for a long time.  Sometimes the pain of guilt never heals and the wounds hidden in their hearts are never healed.  So they search for Christ and all they find is milk and more milk year after year.  They sit in the pews and are never taught who they are in Christ.

The Pastors do not teach that the woman is the church, nor do they teach the men who they are in the Word of God.  Do not be disillusioned, please spend time reading and studying the word on a daily basis and the hurting will disappear in time.  Be faithful and obey His word.  The church has no empathy, most just want money for their buildings and warm bodies in the pews.   Do not let them tell you that you don’t have enough faith.  I have been around people that have been in the church for 40 yrs, some do not even know what it means to be saved.  That is a tragedy.

Feel free to ask as many questions as you like.  You are welcome to tag along.

 

 

Tower of Babel

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Babel

There is historical evidence for the tower of Babel in ancient Babylon  that is not in dispute.   The dispute comes when scholars try to figure out the theme of the story concluding that the worlds diversity of languages comes from Babylon.

If you read Gen. 11: 1-9 it tells  of the descendants of Noah that were united by one divine  language (belief in the Lord) with a divine command to replenish the earth. So the language was an inheritance and obiedience to the will of the Lord.  So in man’s arrogance he decided to build a tower to reach the heavens to be co-equal with the Lord to preach their own version of the Lord’s will.  Quote; ” a tower whose top may reach unto heaven”, this is a common figurative expressions of great height.  This is man’s ability and proposensity to cross boundaries and of the Lord’s endeavor to halt such behavior.   God’s word has no boundaries and people searching for the truth should be allowed to cross into the Kingdom without hindrance.

The divine command to repopulate the world picks up in the New Testament. Where we as Christians are to tell the truth of the Word to others.  So to repopulate is also a figurative expression to preach the Truth of the Word  under Grace to others .  In the narrative of Babel it never states that God destroyed the tower.  What do you think this means to you ?

The tower has always existed since the time of the ancients to present day.  Man’s arrogance is still prevalent in the temples.  There are preachers that claim they  preach the Truth better than the other preachers down the road.  They keep trying to reinvent the mousetrap, to put a hook in your nose( so to speak), and lead you around.  They all have one thing in common, they all serve you milk, half truths and watered down gospels.  Learn to raise your hand and ask questions if something strikes you wrong.

I remember being in a church one year and the pastor was preaching about lust in a man’s eye.  The whole time he was preaching he was making eye contact with all the males in the pews.  However his premise was that, since he was a godly man, such things did not exist in his eyes (mind).  If that were true that would put him on the same plane as Christ.  Like Paul states that we sin everyday and that we should  to be on guard.  I ask the pastor that question concerning lust in his eyes after the service.  Needless to say, he kicked me out of the church.

So like the Jews wandering in the desert for 40 yrs.  Me and my wife have wandered in the desert (church to church, town to town) looking for the promised land, which is the truth.  The journey for us is coming to an end and we are approaching the promised land in the near future, the city of Jerusalem.

Study the Word on your own, ask questions , drown out the noise of the world and approach the Throne of your Father with boldness and confidence.  If something does not sound right be quick to raise your hand and ask questions.

Bethlehem

        A Journey in Time

Christ was born during the reign of Caesar Augustus one of the greatest caesars that turned Rome from a republic to an empire.  Most scholars believe Christ was born between 6 BC and 4 BC.  So it was during this time period that Caesar Augustus decreed that everyone in the known world be taxed into his own city (Lk.2:3).

So Joseph with Mary, his espoused wife, went to Bethlehem (Joseph was of the house and lineage of David) to have her child.   “And she brought forth her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them at the Inn”.  The word for manger in the Hebrew language means stall (AWRYA).

The reason I highlight the word manger is because some of our  learned scholars in the Temple do no believe that Christ was born in squalid conditions.  They believe that since Joseph was well off that Christ was born at an Inn. I have heard these stories over the years.  The Word states manger, so I will stick with that narrative.

The truth of the matter is that Christ had to be born a man.  The circumstances of his birth were harsh.  We, like the new born Christ, are like an infant, helpless and dejected born into a mean situation.  The Father knows that parents want to indulge their children in the best that the world has to offer;  lodging, food, education, and clothes.  If the Son of God was born for sake of an argument in a hotel room then the poor would envy the rich and the rich would disdain the poor.

So by Faith when we view the Son of God in a manger; our vanity, our ambition, and envy are put in the closet.  Objectively, we can not seek great things for ourselves or our children.  The birth of Christ sets the stage for our redemption later in our lives.

So tomorrow Christ will be born from the womb throughout the world and the angels of high will sing praises of Glory, ” Hosanna in the Highest”.  The Wise Men will show up and present the perfumes of Life to the Son of God.  Amen

Via Dolorosa

 

Via Dolorosa what an interesting term. What does it mean? It is Latin for: “Way of Grief, ” Way of Suffering” or “Painful Way”.  The word is also feminine gender it points to the bride of Christ the women.  We also know this is the path that Christ ( carrying His Cross) walked to His crucification carrying the sins of mankind.  How does the Via Dolorosa apply to you as a believer?  We all walk the same path.

The age of responsibility from the Old Testament is acknowledged to be around 12 years old male or female.  This is generally when we as children open our eyes to the world around use trying to make sense of things.  The problem becomes that satan also knows this truth.  It is at this point that children are vulnerable at the hands of satan’s followers the fingers of sexual immorality.

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We all grow up in Sodom and Gomorrah which just an image of any town, city anywhere in the world. The strangers come around wanting sex from the daughters and sons of the Lord.  Satan goes after the daughters for they are the brides of Christ the Church.  Sexual immorality steals the identity of the Brides (women) and cuts their soul to the bone.  Nobody hears their cries in the darkness.  I know this to be true because my identity was stolen at a young age.  Like Pontius Pilate my spirit convicted me of guilt, shame and spun me into depression which exists till today.  I did not find solace or healing at the temples in the city but in searching for the Truth of Christ.

So I picked up my Cross weighed down by violations of my sexuality and walked down the the Via Dolorosa for many years.  Looking for the right avenue that would bring me to Christ.  Some of us leave Sodom and Gomorrah and a lot never leave because the wounds and bloodletting of their spirit are very deep.  However if you look for Christ your Father will send angels of truth to guide you to Jerusalem .  There you will be able to crucify the darkness that torments your spirit and place your Cross next to Christ.

The Via Dolorosa is a long walk fraught with a lot of perils along the way.  Just like in the story the crowds will laugh and jeer at your pain.   Somewhere in your journey someone will come out of the crowd and help you carry your burden and tell you the Truth of the redemptive power of Christ. The bloodletting from your heart will wash away into the darkness where it came from. Your nakedness will be restored without blemish like in the Garden before man sinned.  Righteousness will clothe you instead of the filthy rags of men.  Can we have an Amen !

As it is written in Heb. 13:2.. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares…… Amen.