Ever notice those who seem to quote ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’ seem to struggle with a lot of issues? Please hear me; most of these truly are sincere people who ‘love The Lord,’ yet somehow have misunderstood that quoting The Word is the same as being the Word. That’s what a religious system will do to people, hamstring them in The Way they should be walking and not just talking.
At least these stupid, pharmaceutical ads reveal more truth about their possible side effects of ingesting their chemical concoctions! I quote from some of them: “may cause serious side effects, including hepatitis B or C. Common side effects include upper respiratory tract infections, headaches, diarrhea, sore throat and a runny nose.”
Hmmmm, only one pill twice daily? Read on, and then you’ll find out more! What is the most important information I should know about using this product? Oh! Possible tuberculosis! May increase your risk of certain cancers! Lymphoma, low red blood cell count! Dark urine, vomiting, fevers, skin rash and stomach discomfort just to name a few on a full page of other information.
This is not from an anti-depressant by the way. Side effects from one of those products say it may increase suicidal thoughts, among others.
To be clear, my point is, swallowing religious ‘pre-scripture-ens’ without reading The Word is like taking chemical compounds without reading all the side effects!
Didn’t The Creator tell us the side effects of not following His Ways that lead to Life in the left side of His Book of instruction? Didn’t The Creator also tell us the benefits and results if we do what He says do in the left side of His Book?
‘See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou may live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou guest to possess it.’ Deut. 30:16-18
Please read all of Deuteronomy 30. As a matter of fact, why not slowly read all of Deuteronomy! Your Master, the King did, and He used it to defeat the enemy. Yet, we’ve been taught to throw it out cause it’s old and past its expiration date! We got a new covenant! That’s like Huey Lewis singing about, I want a new drug! How’s that working for us?
‘ADHD Christianity’ with over 30,000 denominations! Man that’s what I call unity! Uh, depends what you call unity. No, depends are adult diapers!
One can’t be ‘blessed and highly favored’ if one isn’t doing what God says do! Please read Deuteronomy 28, 29 & 30; there are conditions in there. If we do what He says do, then we are blessed. If not, then we choose the alternative and that’s the curses. Now, please go and read Leviticus 23-26, real slow, in your quiet time, to yourself, out loud.
If you were on a deserted island and someone dropped a Bible for you to read and you never even heard or knew what it was, where do you think you would begin reading from? The book of John? The ‘New’ Testament? Heck, the folks in the ‘New Testament didn’t even have a ‘New’ testament to quote from! Contend for the faith, once delivered to the saints! There was nothing new about that!
Before you say, “Rick, I don’t see what you’re saying,” know that you are fulfilling what both ‘Jesus’ and ‘Paul’ and Isaiah said (Mark 4:12, Matt 13 14-15, Acts 28:26-27, Isaiah 6 9-10) ! Trifecta! This proves once again, ‘Jesus’ never quoted ‘Paul,’ but ‘Paul’ and ‘Jesus’ both quoted from the left side of the book! (Scripture) They were on the same page, but not like modern churchianity.
Know this my friend, you will never ‘see’ what I am saying, nor what ‘Jesus’ or ‘Paul’ were saying until you begin to do what Abba says do! Seeing is not believing!
Psa_48:8: “As we have heard, so have we seen…”
Psa 18:44: “As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.”
Remember faith comes how? (by going to church? NO!) ‘Paul’ knew it! (Romans 10:17) Remember ‘Paul’ had no ‘new testament.’ What ‘faith’ was he talking about?
You have been taught to ‘see it before you can believe it,’ wrong! Abraham didn’t see it, yet he believed and it was credited to him as righteousness! He obeyed, and then he saw!
You won’t understand unless you do! (Psa 111:10) ‘A good understanding have all they that do his commandments,’ (the left side of the book) not To be saved, but because you are saved and you Love your Master! Exodus 21).
Remember, “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Your faith should be evident and congruent with all in Scriptures and its substance! Be this kind of ‘substance abuser’! Be the 1 in 10.
So you still think you can DO all things through ‘Christ’ who strengthens you?
Can you put bacon down?
Can you stop bringing in penis trees (Ashtoreth) to your house and hang them with gold and silver gonads?
Can you stop going to a building that has a phallic object on its roof?
Can you come out of her Oh my people and be separate? Touch not the unclean thing?
Can you stop spreading strife among the brethren?
Know that the answer to all these is “yes, you can.” The key is the ‘want to’; got to have a ‘want to’ to ‘want to’ (Proverbs 1). (And Yes, I used to do these things)
Before you want to engage in verse volleyball with me on what you were taught, I suggest you read His admonitions first. His instructions are not too difficult (Deut 30:11), His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
It’s His people that need to turn from their wicked ways! I’m here to help, let me know if you have questions.
I hate to quote from High School Musical, but Truth is Truth no matter where you find it. ‘We’re all in this together.’