Jihad for Jesus! It sounds wrong on alot of different levels. Here is the thing. Jesus Christ was not a militant in the natural. Jesus is a militant in the spirit realm. You as a Christian are a soldier for Jesus in the natural first and the spiritual second. Jesus when faced with death would not recount his profession of being the Son of God. Why? Because he knew the future of mankind was death without his influence on the world. If you stop and think about what the world would be like if there weren't millions of Christians practicing the commandment "You will not kill"
This is not to say that Christians have not had a major part in their own demise. I am a deeply faithful Christian man, yet I still have to give my anger to God. Such things as Abortion, child molestation, child murder, persecution of Christians, rape and many others, make me angry enough at the perpetrators of these acts to forget ( although temporary ) all about " thou shall not kill.". My anger is righteous, my anger is justified. Thank God almighty I am a follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ!
Because if I were not, and I had the same moral value stamped on my spirit. I would most definitely be dead or in prison! I would have the same method of operation as the fundamentalist Islamic radical does. It is said "one mans terrorist is another mans hero". This can be applied to every act of terrorism ever perpetrated against mankind. Sometimes an act of terrorism in these times, becomes an accepted and condoned part of warfare in later years.
Example; During the American revolution the English thought the Americans to be savage and ungentlemanly like, because the Americans saw warfare in a different way than the English. The American commanders used tactics learned from the Native Americans. While the English still tried to fight as gentlemen. The end result we all know, and if the word terrorist would have been in use in the late 1700s, This country would have been known for its terrorist tactics, instead of being the home of the brave. This country, which I fought for in the Army ( 1988-1992 ) owes its very existence to the terrorism inflicted on its enemies. Whether foreign or domestic we have used terrorism in some of the most brutally un-Christian ways.
This brings me back to the fundamental subject of this writing. Jesus!! Jesus would not then tolerate nor does he now tolerate the taking of the life of another. Not even to save himself from certain pain on death. As a Christian I am supposed to take up my cross and follow Jesus. Jesus Christ never did anything that he could have been labeled a terrorist for, nor will I. I will pray for my enemies as I was directed to do. And I will love everyone as I was directed to do. And when my time comes to deny Jesus to save my life! On that day I will die! And I will be happy about it, because in that, is my Jihad for Jesus
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Am I a slave to the wishes of others? Is defending the innocent by peaceful protest wrong? In the case of embryonic stem cell research, what would Jesus do? I am prepared to do whatever God directs me to do in protest of this policy. And I am currently seeking his guidance in the peaceful protest of this policy.
I can tell you this: my money (which is actually God's, since He gives it) will not be used by my UNgodly government to fund the systematic murder of babies! The only way that will happen is if God tells me to pay my taxes anyway, because their blood is not on my hands. I am well-versed in the Biblical command to pay taxes, but I am not being led to do so in this case. I cannot fathom murdering an infant or paying someone else to do so. To me there is NO difference between abortion and when someone who is demon-possessed murders their own children.
I was raised pro-choice and matured into the Truth. I am gnashing my teeth over this one. Who do we think we are? I am ashamed of my government and those that support its policies on abortion. This country was founded on principles that are Christian. It has fallen, been torn apart from within by our own unwillingness to follow Jesus' simple instruction to love one another as ourselves.
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."
I will not cast my lot amongst the evil in this world. I would rather face Jesus, having done what he asked of me, than to have lived a comfortable life on this earth ignoring the voice of God telling me to step out of my comfort zone.
I may lose everything earthly because of this protest. But I will follow Jesus wherever he wants me to go.
I will not pay income taxes until this crime against God is repealed. My path has been revealed and my Lord Jesus Christ is my protection. Gods will be done!
God bless you all.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
We need to start here.
Jeremiah 1:5 (New International Version)5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
This passage means all of us were with God before we were known by our parents. Our Spirits belong to God not to us.
We are born with the memory of where we have come from ( the spirit realm or Heaven ). Over time most of us lose these memories and as a result our sense of reality changes. We no longer see angels, demons, and spirits.
Later at the end of our lives, as we approach death we will once again see into the realm of spirits. Of course this will be the case only if the death is a natural non sudden event. Many times the dying will report seeing someone who had long ago passed away. They may see things that to us don't make sense. But rest assured what they see is there and very real.
Back to babies for a moment. I believe the babbling we hear from babies is in fact a language. A language long forgotten by us but fluently spoken by our new arrivals. The language is Angelic and is spoken in the spirit realm. So the next time you see a baby or a toddler speaking to something you cant see, praise God--your baby is!
God bless you all!