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Jesus Wasn’t “Nice” – Christians Mustn’t Be Nice Beyond Wisdom and Effectiveness for His Kingdom

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The Holy Spirit said to me recently, “Jesus wasn’t nice”, so I looked it up and came across this excellent post….

Jesus Was Not Nice — and You Shouldn’t be, Either

Very worth the read especially in you are in a pruning process right now and getting delivered from fear of man or man’s opinion and want to say ALL He’d have you say whether people think it is “nice” or not.

Then the Lord said to me a little later, “Christians Mustn’t Be Nice Beyond Wisdom and Effectiveness for His Kingdom,” and that we can be “nice to the point of being naive.”

And when we do say what He’d have us say, all we can do after is leave the lost to the Lord and pray for them and keep loving them as He does with us. It has taken time for Him to get me to see things about myself that He was trying to show me. I just didn’t get it but He got me there, so I could repent, not in condemnation but in love because He shows us “us” so we can live our best lives and fulfill His plans for our lives.

We can trust the Holy Spirit to water the words He uses us to bring forth, and we know we wage not against flesh and blood, and there is always a battle for the soul of each person we share the Lord with. So we pray, pray, pray.

Prayer

Lord, that each of Your children do the work You’ve called them to do even if it means not being “nice” because You’d rather not the death of a sinner. We trust that with obedience to the Holy Spirit, fervent prayer, and your anointing on our words that You will be with us working in the hearts of the people with whom we share Your truth. Help us to share Your gospel boldly and unedited so we are effective for the winning of souls and to heal the sick and raise the dead, so we are wise in the way You called us to be wise in You, Your Word, and by Your Spirit. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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It’s Not Hate. True Hate is Letting People Perish Without the Truth and Calling it Love.

2 17 2019 COME UP HIGHER

Regarding a Human Rights Campaign meeting in Charlotte, NC in 2007 to get radical bathroom laws passed, “The goal of these bathroom bills is to strip the rights of Americans…the president of the organization stood and he declared, ‘We will take this city. We will take this state. We will take this nation. And all of you right wing bigots that think you can stand against us, we’ve already got you. You’re laughing at our humor on prime time television in your living rooms every night’…Any self-identifying person, you could go into the bathroom, locker room, shower whatever. They never truly defined self-identification…and that’s fluid (according to these self-identifiers)…This opens the doors for sexual predators.” Fast forward to 2015, “From 2007 to 2015, eight years. While many in the Christian community sat silent and sat quietly, we watched the HRC bring this radical bathroom ordinance to Charlotte and all hell has broken loose ever since.” – Benhman Brothers. Remarks begin around the 50:10 mark. My brief emphasis in parentheses.

“We will take this city. We will take this state. We will take this nation. And all of you right wing bigots that think you can stand against us, we’ve already got you you’re laughing at our humor on prime time television in your living rooms every night.” – HRC President, NC. 

The Holy Spirit really convicted me (not condemned), convicted, and brought it all together for me regarding what I am doing as a Christ follower when I watch entertainment that is contributing to the spiritual demise of this nation, the indoctrination all people including the church and millions of our children.

When I heard the above quote by the HRC President, NC, regarding taking away our freedoms and forcing their wicked agendas on us and our children in such a demonic spirit of pride, it really shook me. 

The Lord said to me:

What does my Word say is needed for the devil to flee from you?

And the verse, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you,” [James 4:7] immediately rose up into my spirit.

Can you see one big reason the enemy has infiltrated and weakened My church? 

Yes, Lord, I said. We haven’t submitted ourselves to You and forsaken entertainment that promotes the enemy, his agendas, and we’ve been contributing to the indoctrination of the masses by giving it our money, time, ratings, view counts on Netflix, and therefore, the devil HAS NOT fled from us. I see very clearly now that the enemy has been brilliant with making cute and cuddly TV and movie characters who promote his lies, that half-truth thing he always does to deceive to normalize sin and cause even the very elect to call what is good, evil, and what is evil, good.

What else?

I now see very clearly that because the church has not submitted and resisted the devil that we are also contributing to the eternal damnation of many, including potentially our own children. In the name of love, not offending others, and tolerance, we are sending a message that people should continue in their sins without eternal consequences. We are laughing at and enjoying entertainment that is causing them to choose eternal damnation and living a lie, an imitation life here, over Your gift of salvation, over true love, Yours. And we can sit baffled as to why the world is spiraling into derangement and darkness, when we’ve played along with the devil in it all.

I am calling My church higher, for full and true submission, so the devil will flee from it. Will you come up higher with Me? 

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.” Will you walk away from shows and characters you love and deny yourself and stop contributing the the eternal damnation of others. “Yes, Lord. Good-bye, Jack. Good-bye Rebbecca. Good-bye, Randall. Good-bye, Kate. Good-bye, Kevin.” Saying good-bye to This is Us because it is now being used to indoctrinate our children and normalize homosexuality using a child character on it, thus saying to all children watching, “This is okay. This evil is good. This thing that will keep you from from heaven is normal. This idol and god of making sexual identity your identity instead of Christ is the way.”

This is not religion. This is truth. And the homosexual agenda happens to be the subject of this post because of the video above that I recently viewed and what the Lord put on my heart is not just for me.

But let’s remember Proverbs 6:16-19 with my comments in brackets…

These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look, [those cliques IN churches that gossip, condemn, and look down on people]
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans, [See the latest news on how mega Pastor James MacDonald was just fired,  fell and fell hard? Part of the reason, he was devising wicked plans. How could a man of God not remember that everything planned in secret would be brought into the light? (Luke 8:17) As if God’s eyes were not on him every moment. We must all be discerning lest the enemy cause any of us to fall.]
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren. [Happens in the church ALL the time. Like God’s people are just ready and waiting to pounce on each other to condemn].

“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea” (Mark 9:42).
“If your brother, the son of your mother, your son or your daughter, the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul, secretly entices you, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers” (Deuteronomy 13:6).

Prayer

Father, that Your church come up higher and no longer contribute to the spiritual demise of others and this nation. That we submit ourselves to You fully, resist the devil, so he will flee from us always. Grace us with the strength to say no to the lies of the enemy and to stop contributing financially or in any way to the eternal downfall of others. Remind us continually that we are in a spiritual battle with an enemy that hates us and never plays fair. Help Your church get its act together as we are losing souls every day because of our inability to follow You according to Your Word. And that all those who have been deceived and confused and have had their identities stolen by the enemy come to know the Truth, gain their TRUE identities in Him, and the best love of their lives through Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Praying for those still in need of Jesus

If your identity has been stolen by the enemy and you are living the homosexual lifestyle, struggle with gender confusion, etc. God loves you, I love you, and Jesus died for You to give you your true identity. I pray you accept His love for you today, that your give it all to Him. He loves you, will teach you, and show you the way. Also know that the church as a whole is not the perfect representation of God because many do not fully submit themselves to God, and that is not on God, it is on them for settling for less and brining damage to His name. Get to know Him for yourself and you will see, feel His love, His presence, and be set free from your pain, anger, and torment. Yes, it is a process, but He will walk you through it all. God is love and mercy and His arms are open to you.

It’s Not Hate. It’s ‘NO’ to Indoctrinate. True Hate is Letting People Perish Without the Truth and calling it Love.

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Pray for the Lost Instead – the Holy Spirit Can Reach and Do What We Cannot

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For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

HEBREWS 4:12

God’s people, we can use our social media time-lines and feeds to pray for the lost instead of pouncing on them.

Who better to reach them but the Holy Spirit?

We can share the truth in love. What is the truth? God’s Word.

I see so many Christ followers attacking the lost just as an unbeliever would. That’s repaying evil for evil. And the Lord commands us not to do this. It’s also entirely ineffective.

If we are in a debate with someone, we need to infuse our words with His Word because it is living and active and reaches to the heart and thoughts because it IS God [John 1:1; 14].

Prayer

Father, that Your people (the church) would love their neighbors as they love themselves and remember they too were once lost and then found, once dead and now made alive because of Your Son, Jesus. Thank You for this gift and Your amazing grace. Holy Spirit remind Your people of this truth, so we are used of You to share Your truth the way You did. That Your people would use Your Word, reach out in love and concern for the eternal state of the lost, and pray for them knowing You have the power to reach and draw them. Keep Your church from getting into the flesh and the need to be right which is rooted in pride when what is important to You is that we reach the lost, not drive them further into the kingdom of darkness. O God, help Your people. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

Pray for the Lost, Retaking the Land for God, Spiritual Warfare

How the Masses of this Nation Have Been Deceived by Mere Vocabulary (and Satan is Behind It)

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Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.
Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.
You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.

JOHN 8:42-45

With the latest unrestricted abortion laws in NY and other wicked leaders trying to pass similar, abominable laws passed, many are shocked, heartbroken, and often in disbelief with the level of wickedness the masses have come to.

How can something so obviously wicked, so purely evil not only pass but be applauded and celebrated?

The words of Jesus above explain it perfectly, “You are of your father the devil.” Those not in Christ have not been translated out of darkness, out of the grips of Satan, and he is their father. What a revelation!

Jesus also says to those still being fathered by Satan that they cannot understand Him and are NOT ABLE to listen to My word.

I see so many people trying to debate with those still bound by Satan about abortion, fruitlessly and often without even using the Word of God which is living and active.

His children wear themselves out trying to convince Satan’s children to change their minds when they haven’t had them renewed by God. We must see these people with spiritual eyes – in chains, blinded and with 24/7 lies being fed to them. Because they are bound, they do not see, cannot hear, will not understand God’s truth.

This is why we must pray and fast for the lost and for principalities and powers of darkness, the spirits behind abortion, murder, idolatry, human sacrifice, death, perversion, human trafficking and many more to be broken over these people, so they can receive and be drawn to the Lord by the Holy Spirit. And for God’s exposure and justice to be done in the natural.

But if we give these bound ones anything, any of our words, they must be Word and love drenched. Not attacks comparable to what they’d give us.

Deceived by Mere Vocabulary

The above explains why the masses can EASILY be deceived by the mere use of replacement vocabulary.

  • Abortion (lie) => Murder, human sacrifice, idolatry of self (Truth)
  • Racist (lie) => Wisdom to secure and protect a country with walls is of God, and He commanded Israel to build one for that very reason. (Truth) Not wanting walls to secure the U.S. is also a cover up for some other agenda (e.g. for continued evil to proceed, human and drug trafficking, for the destruction of America in many way, financial destruction, etc). It makes no sense to not secure a country. Only Satan’s control over people could get them to be so deceived by a mere word ‘racist’. As soon as this word is thrown on top of something, the still bound by Satan accept that lie as truth without researching and seeking truth for themselves.
  • Choice (lie) => Choosing to slaughter one’s own child in the womb is murder and an abomination in the eyes of God. (Truth) The bound, blind, and deceived by Satan have made such idols of self that all they see is choice. Throw choice on murdering one’s own child, and the demonic armies rise up in people and inspire them to march the streets to murder their own.
  • Intolerance (lie) => The vocabulary justification demonic spirits related use to deceive and enrage in order to normalize all sorts of perversion, confusion, and the identities he stole from many. (Truth) Of course real intolerance can exist, but not in the way it is being used widely today.

These are a few on many examples. The point is, as maddening, abominable, and heartbreaking all of this is and has been, it is clear that Satan has these people bound. Because HOW else could the be so easily deceived by mere words?

But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem. And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?”

But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” And they went to another village.

Luke 9:53-56

I had to chuckle when I first read the above verses, Luke 9:53-56.

When I was young in the Lord and ignorant of His Word, I’d had similar thoughts about the wicked, but the more I grew in Christ, by His Word and Holy Spirit teaching me the more I felt the heart of God in me to see the lost as Jesus does.

He didn’t come to destroy people but to save them.

I know the Word refers to the wicked a lot and many will harden their hearts, stay wicked, and send themselves to hell, but only God knows who they are.

As the church, it is our responsibility to pray for the lost, share the gospel with them while SIMULTANEOUSLY obeying God’s Word and doing His Word by doing justice on the earth regarding abortion (pray, elect pro-life public servants to office, fight to get pro-life laws passes, fight against human trafficking, and again I will say, pray as in on the offensive, spiritual warfare.

Prayer

Lord, we break the power of Satan over the lost, over those still owned and bound by him. We speak to their stony hearts and say become hearts of flesh. She speak to the veils and scales over their eyes and say be removed and cast into the dark abyss. We speak to their ears and open them to Your truth. We drown out the lies of the enemy with Your truth. Draw them by Your Holy Spirit, prepare their hearts to receive Your Holy Word from Your harvesters. Give the dreams, signs, and visions of You Lord Jesus Christ with open arms waiting for them to come home. In Jesus name we pray, amen.

Please share so this prayer of agreement stretches everywhere.

God uses us to pray the lost into the kingdom. Thank you.

Pray for the Church

O God, Shake, Break, and Wake the Church

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Prayer

O God,

Shake, break, and wake the Church.

It’s been passive and way out of balance for far too long – either hyper-grace without loving correction or painfully and destructively religious.

The enemy is steamrolling over the church (as His Body) and laughing while doing so. Taking a centimeter of land here, a few feet there, over time, until wicked strongholds are formed, until principalities and powers of darkness have erected permanent structures of pure evil. Um, Planned Parenthood. 

Mighty God, shake the church from its slumber. Its passivity is allowing evil to run rampant in this nation and upon the face of the earth. Little by little, the enemy has been taking ground and normalizing all sorts of wickedness and all You’ve heard from our lips is – ‘grace, grace, grace’, ‘that’s not loving’, ‘I don’t want to offend anyone’.

Lord, give us deeply rooted and abiding spiritual revelation that we are vessels that show the way to turn from sin, to bring restoration and healing – this is true love.

Sin brings death. Leaving others in their sin and allowing the enemy to have them for eternity is the most unloving thing imaginable.

Lord God, break our hearts for what breaks Yours. “O Lord, You are our Father;
we are the clay, and You are our Potter; we are all the work of Your hand” (Isaiah 64:8). Mold and shape us into Your image, keep us on the narrow path with You.

Father, wake us. We prophesy in the name of Jesus, “the hour has come for you to wake from sleep” (Romans 13:11), for we “are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober” (1 Thessalonians 5:5-6). Church, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you” (Isaiah 60:1). God’s people, “Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you” (Revelation 3:2-3). “For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, ‘Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you’” (Ephesians 5:14).

We command scales and veils to fall off the church’s eyes, we command all dry bones to come alive, we loose Your resurrection power to the church.

All in Jesus’ mighty name we pray, amen.

Warriors for God, please share so prayers stretch everywhere.

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