(NKJV Strong’s) “…and be sure your sin will find you out.”
The children of Israel were warned by Moses that when they lose in battle, look to sin as the first place to look.
I’ll return to this in a moment.
According to Wikipedia, he was born to Jewish parents.
I quote “Epstein was born in 1953, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, to Jewish parents Pauline (née Stolofsky, 1918–2004) and Seymour G. Epstein (1916–1991). His parents were married in 1952, shortly before his birth.”
Epstein was arrested for sex trafficking. This of course, was connected to his past arrest for under aged prostitution.
Sex with minors.
When you see money and professional positions of power, it’s inextricably connected to empowerment, entitlement, elitism, and finally expediency.
These are common traits among the people with power and money.
In every profession.
From spiritual to other places of power where men and women are, the temptation to egregiously take advantage of people is great.
While this is still under investigation, so far, unless otherwise noted, suicide may be the cause of death.
But it all comes to an end, one way or another.
Facing 45 years at age 66. Do the math.
Or commit what will happen inevitably.
The females that were allegedly abused by Epstein and others, came forward, and that’s all they needed.
I don’t intend to engage or entertain conspiracy theories.
That’s not the point.
But when accusation of sexual immorality come forward and investigations uncover layers of sexual sins, and their potential participants, it’s just a matter of time before something comes to a head.
Sadly, this is the thing that is out in the open with people in high places.
But we all know that the not so powerful, rich, and famous, engage in the same activity.
Just look in your quiet neighborhoods, urban and suburban neighborhoods.
Is it as you think it is, or is it just too quiet.
Millions of young girls, under aged, are sexually exploited. Trafficked to far away places or local places under the nose of ordinary people.
Amber alerts, child kidnapping. Drive by kidnapping.
Or perhaps, for the money to engage in financing your drugs, you “do work.”
Thousands are taken away from families and pimped.
Just imagine your daughter is kidnapped and is sexually violated for years.
The death of Epstein ought to be a beacon to send the signal that human trafficking is taking place even as we speak.
Someone’s daughter is being kidnapped and raped by sex craved men.
Somewhere, a man is tired of porn and masturbation, and want to take things to the next level.
More than ever, we need the Lord.
However, man will not come to the Lord.
In sin, they drown and more daughters will be abused.
Epstein’s sin found him out, before his suicide.
Just imagine if Jeffrey Epstein found grace in the eyes of God instead of suicide?
And before the end of the day, worldwide, 155,000 will lose their lives.
Will sin find you out?
The children if Israel sinned on numerous occasions, and sin found them out.
And finally, they were exiled for 70 years in Babylon as punishment for their sin.
The pattern is clear to us as well. If we have sin in our lives, it will find us out. And when it does, the penalty or severity of the penalty will come upon us.
Suicide is not the penalty or severity of the penalty.
Epstein skirted human judgment but will not skirt eternal judgment.
Epstein committed suicide for whatever reason, but for years, he seemed to have skirted judgment.
Many will say he deserved hell for what he’s done.
“The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ or Lord.”
IF we’re not saved, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
We all deserve hell. But thank God that He sent Jesus to die for our sins, paid our penalty, and gives us eternal life. That is if we repent, and ask the Lord for forgiveness.
So before any of us become so quick to wish the pit of hell for Epstein and others, we need to take a close look at ourselves. Because everyone of us deserve hell, and the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.
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Acts 3:19 (NKJV Strong’s) “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord…”
The word “Converted” is from Strong’s Concordance Dictionary and Vine’s Expository Dictionary of NT words…..“g1994. ἐπιστρέφω epistrephō; from 1909 and 4762; to revert (literally, figuratively or morally): — come (go) again, convert, (re-)turn (about, again).”
2. epistrepho (ἐπιστρέφω, 1994), “to turn about, turn towards” (epi, “towards” and No. 1), is used transitively, and so rendered “convert” (of causing a person to turn) in Jas. 5:19-20.”
We understand that “conversion therapy” has more of a Christian counselor, psychologist’s perspective but when LGBT points its finger at the church regarding conversion, then from a therapy aspect, we need to look at the definition of therapy.
Therapy: therapy | ˈTHerəpē |
noun (plural therapies)
treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder: a course of antibiotic therapy | cancer therapies.
• the treatment of mental or psychological disorders by psychological means: he is currently in therapy | [as modifier] : therapy sessions.
mid 19th century: from modern Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia ‘healing’, from therapeuein ‘minister to, treat medically’.
When it comes to dealing with homosexuals, we could see that such “therapy” identifies its source from a mental perspective, not a healing of the physical body.
So if you’re dealing with conversion therapy, you’re looking to “turn about” and “treatment of mental or psychological disorders by psychological means.”
But also take note of the etymological origin of the word “therapy.”
“….healing…minister to, treat medically.”
1 Peter 2:24-25 (NKJV Strong’s) “…who Himself (Jesus) bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”
Biblical salvation is also described as a healing.
Now I know that many WOF/Charismatic denomination of people will strongly say that this is physical healing ONLY.
If you’re open to receive, it can and does include both.
I wouldn’t call it “spiritual healing,” but would just use it as an analogy.
Jesus ministered healing to the physical body BEFORE His crucifixion.
But if you look closely, the Lord Jesus received stripes on His back moments BEFORE He was nailed to the cross.
As a side issue, a preacher once said that the 39 stripes that the Lord Jesus received on His back before crucifixion are symbolic of the 39 original diseases.
Folks, that individual that mentioned 39 stripes as the original diseases never gave a verifiable source for his information and that’s where the problem is. If there’s a preacher that give you no conclusive, verifiable sources, mark that down and exercise caution. These days, you have to vet everything you hear.
So regarding that information, just put 39 stripes back into it’s proper contextual perspective and LEAVE IT THERE.
Now remember that I’ve said it meant “both”….
Look at Matthew 8:16-17 (NKJV Strong’s) “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
“He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses.”
The bottom portion of the verse is quoted from Isaiah 53:4.
So why just limit 39 original diseases. Obviously, if you’re talking about also sicknesses linked to the 39, then why not say all diseases? Especially when there’s no confirmed record of 39 original diseases.
Getting back on conversion therapy, states have used their legislative process in targeting the closure 1st Amendment. Your freedom to help people and the free for people to seek help to deal with being delivered from homosexuality is at stake.
In one state, where giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, they’ve placed in their law a clause to prevent their drivers license law to illegal immigrants immunity of a statewide referendum by the people.
In other words, the people in that state cannot vote to overturn that law by referendum.
Just imagine every conversion therapy law with an attachment of an immunity from referendum clause.
This would be unconstitutional and MUST BE CHALLENGED in the SCOTUS.
Now some people need professional psychological help, make no mistake about it. Board certified Christian psychological counseling does have some viable benefits.
However, much more important is that if you’re involved in sin, the only cure is found in the Lord Jesus.
Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV Strong’s) “Come to Me (Jesus), all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
John 3:5-7 (NKJV Strong’s) “Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
John 4:13-14 (NKJV Strong’s) “Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
John 7:37-38 (NKJV Strong’s) “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
When we come to the Lord, the Lord will give you rest, and He will give you living water, to never thirst for again.
This is an offer to be delivered.
Offers could be received or rejected. It’s up to you.
John 8:34-36 (NKJV Strong’s) “Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”
You don’t have to remain hopeless. There’s hope in Jesus.
The Lord Jesus can make you free when you repent, and be converted that your sins may be blotted out.
This is true conversion therapy.
Brittany Maynard – 29. Lauren Hill – 22.
Just a couple of young vibrant persons, with a bad break in life with terminal cancer.
Brittany Maynard decided to end her life by assisted suicide. She was 29.
Lauren Hill. She is still alive. With inoperable cancer, a tumor, the size of a lemon on her brain, has just a few weeks to live.
Lauren Hill lived her dream of scoring a basket while playing basketball for her team. Very commendable because it takes courage and will power to overcome the obstacles to play a physically demanding sport.
There are many persons with terminal illnesses.
My sister had a terminal illness.
Spindle Cell Sarcoma.
She went home to be with the Lord on June 18, 2013. The day before my wedding anniversary.
Death is cruel. It cuts short lives that were meant to live. Some of us are bold enough to ask the right questions.
Why does man have to die?
If you look at all the books in the world, only one Book of books has the answer.
I understand that there are many agnostics who is a person who “believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God.”
In other words, sarcastically, this person chooses a “safe” position, just in case an agnostic happens to change their mind.
Everyone believes in something.
An agnostic believes that they are going to die.
Because everybody must go this way. The difference is that an agnostic doesn’t believe in the existence of God and an agnostic claims no disbelief in God. But agnostics know that they are going to die.
Where did death come from?
You see, avoiding the place where the answer is found is the agnostics avoidable defense.
The answer is in the Bible.
Atheists are a different brand.
An atheist is “a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods.”
Even atheists believe that they are going to die.
It’s amazing but not surprising that both camps will admit that death is inevitable. However, it’s stunning to realize that an agnostic and an atheist refuse to consider the only answer to these two questions.
So if a person has the capacity to believe, Who’d you think put it there?
Certainly not you.
Believing is an act of faith.
Agnostics and atheists wants indisputable fact or undeniable evidence. No guess work. No assumption.
Just the facts.
Just a side note.
It is my understanding that neither Brittany Maynard or Lauren Hill are agnostics or atheists. I could be wrong and I will be corrected should additional information becomes available. But for the rest of our readers, these two dangerous positions is a clear indication that is extremely risky.
The Bible is God’s Word given directly to man. The Bible gives us specific information about why we were created. Why man decided to become hostile to God and God’s remedy to save man from sin and death. What man has done over the years is reduced the power of God’s offer of salvation into a “worthless religion” while remaining in a sinful condition.
In other words, man wants to make his own rules about God while committing sin with impunity.
All you have to do is look at our justice system.
When a crime is committed, when that person is caught, they must pay a penalty.
Where did morals come from?
Morals came from God.
The judicial system gives us a glimpse of the fact that crimes committed requires justice.
Where does justice come from?
Justice came from God.
When a crime is committed and it goes unpunished, many people are outraged that crimes go unpunished. When a murder is committed, and the murderer goes free, there is outrage.
Who first said that murder is a crime?
God said it.
“You shall not murder.”
So if there is no God, or there is a disbelief of His existence, or you claim no disbelief or belief in God, then is murder permitted?
How do we know that murder is wrong?
We get that murder is wrong from God.
For you, you will still say that this still disproves or at the least, brings doubt about the existence of God.
Most look for God to step out on the stage and prove His existence to end all questions.
Even when Adam and Eve were in the Garden with God, they didn’t believe His Word. Even when Jesus walked the earth, having came from God, they didn’t believe His Word. Even with creation looking at us everyday and testifying by its existence, people today will refuse to believe.
Even with a thousand arguments from the Bible, people will refuse to believe. But these same people believe that believing in God is a waste of time. Yet, they all believe they are going to die. Then why fight illness? Why seek medical attention if you are in an accident? Why ask the doctor to help you?
According to the Scriptures (Genesis chapters 1, 2, and 3), death came into this world because of Adam’s transgression. Adam was told not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. satan, entered a subtle serpent, used the voice of that serpent, and beguiled Eve. Eve ate of that tree first and then Adam. Their eyes were opened. God searched for them. Adam and Eve confessed to their crime and God pronounced judgment upon them.
They must die.
However, God pronounced a remedy for man’s sin. The Lord God would send His Son with sinless blood, to live a perfect life, be betrayed by one of His disciples, be crucified, and be raised from the dead on the third day. God would give man one life to live but within that timeframe, he must repent of sin, ask God for forgiveness, and be born again.
We are not allowed any second chances.
After we die, the deal is sealed.
Many think that this is not fair.
In Ezekiel, the children of Israel told God that it was not fair (see Ezekiel 18). But look at the Scriptures for yourselves.
“Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ Hear now, O house of Israel, is it not My way which is fair, and your ways which are not fair? When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and dies in it, it is because of the iniquity which he has done that he dies.
Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he preserves himself alive. Because he considers and turns away from all the transgressions which he committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die. Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ O house of Israel, is it not My ways which are fair, and your ways which are not fair?”
That’s the problem with agnostics and atheists, and unbelievers that believe in the existence of God.
They all believe that their way is fair and God’s way is unfair.
It’s fair to live in sin and be hostile towards God. It’s fair to live in sin and do as we please and be allowed to live forever in sin.
No, it’s not fair.
We were not created by God to do as we please but to do as He please. It’s our ways that is unfair, unjust, and unrighteous.
But through it all, God gave us mercy and grace. He sent His Son to die for our sins so that we can live for His pleasure.
The death of one and inevitably, the death of the other is unfortunate. However, Jesus is the only Way out of death.
Hebrews 9:27 says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, after this the judgment.”
If death is true on one hand, judgment is true on the other.
If we know that we will not avoid death, what makes us think that we will avoid the judgment?
If you have a terminal illness, make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life. Repent of your sins and ask the Lord to have mercy on you and forgive your sins.
The first thing that I did was make sure that my sister repented of sin and is a child of God. It made no sense going the way of all the earth, we cry and not find her there before the Lord. If you still have doubts about the existence of God, look up at the stars in the sky. Look at the sun and the moon. Look at the birds and the trees. Look at the mountains and the clouds. Look at yourself in the mirror.
Do you want proof of God’s existence?
Look at this list.
You still don’t believe?
Just look at your watch. The clock is ticking. Depending upon your fate, some of us may not have much time. Death happens to us all. No one escapes death.
Why risk it because of your belief that there is no God?
If it is a risk that you are willing to take and accept, there is no amount of preaching that will help you, but I pray you change your mind and reconsider.
All actors and comedians say this.
I wrestle with my demons.
Little do we know that they are telling us the truth but we smirk and laugh it off like it’s one of their jokes.
Drugs, alcohol, and sexual immorality is the world governed by demons.
Ephesians 2:1:3 says, “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.”
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 says “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
When a man or woman give themselves over to darkness on this level, unless they come out by the power of Jesus, it is inevitable that death comes.
The prince of the power of the air and the god of this world is the same person. satan.
He tempted Jesus with fame and thought that Jesus would fall for it, but Jesus didn’t fall for it. The Lord Jesus stayed focused on the task at hand. To die for the sin of the whole world to set man free from the pull of the devil.
The fame attached to the walk of fame on Hollywood and other places has only one goal in mind.
To use/abuse you for as long as he could and then throw you away.
There are many people, including professed believers in the Lord Jesus that will argue back and forth about Robin’s soul.
I find it almost impossible for any man that is driven by demons to wrap a belt around their neck to end their life, and as they gasp for that last bit of air to say a quick sinner’s prayer, and go to heaven.
Mind you, there has been some last minute repentance just before expiration. Is Robin Williams no exception?
Is suicide an absolute game ender with no hope in sight?
Yet, many people believe it. Just like when people jump out of a building, just as they approach the ground, we’d like to incorrectly think that they said a quick “Lord, I repent,” and expect to see Jesus in heaven. As I have stated on FB, “If believers could commit suicide and get into heaven, then why wait for what is to come (our death) or the Lord’s coming. What are we waiting for, let’s all commit suicide?”
Suicide is still murder by your own hands.
There is a serious debate about whether suicide is murder. There are some that believe that you will go to hell for suicide. Then there are others that do not believe that a person will go to hell.
Let’s take a look at the Bible.
The Bible is clear in Exodus 20:13, “You shall not murder.”
Revelation 21:8 says, “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
The Lord Jesus said in John 17:12…“While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.”
Jesus declared that Judas was lost BEFORE Judas betrayed Jesus and way before Judas committed suicide.
Was Judas lost because he never believed in Jesus or was he lost because he committed suicide?
Judas murdered himself.
Let’s look at the definition of suicide.
“From the 17th century, Suicide is from modern Latin suicida ‘act of suicide,’ suicidium ‘person who commits suicide,’ from Latin sui ‘of oneself’ + caedere ‘kill.’
There is no Scripture that says, “You shall not commit suicide.”
Saul, the first king of Israel committed suicide. Do you think he is in heaven or hell (see 1 Samuel chapter 28)?
If Jesus knew that He would die for the sin of the whole world, why didn’t He commit suicide to get it over with so that He could avoid becoming a sacrifice? satan tempted Jesus to jump off the pinnacle. Why didn’t Jesus kill Himself right there and avoid the hassle of the Roman form of capital punishment?
I came across an outstanding article and I share the link.
As the article points out, this is something that the media will not talk about.
And they are right.
All that is being shared is that he committed suicide and the lost is tremendous. I do not minimize what happened, however, I believe that the other side of the dark world of entertainment is out for all to see. Whether we take it seriously or not is left up to the individual.
There is a tremendous price that must be paid if you are going to make your mark on the movie screen.
The advertised price is clearly advertised.
We urge you to give your life to Jesus and avoid the gray area of suicide. Yes, we all have a date with death. No one misses this appointment but we do not have to choose death by our own hands to run from demons.
By the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, demons are powerless. But you have to repent, (change your mind about God and sin), ask God to forgive you, and be born again by the Holy Spirit.
There is no guarantee that when you commit suicide that you will get to heaven, but there is a guarantee of heaven when we surrender our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ, ask Him to help you through life’s problems, get deliverance from demons, and learn how to walk victorious lives in Jesus.
Please click the link below.
The fall season is filled desperation.
As they say, desperate times calls for desperate measures, but you do not have to act out with extreme measures to find relief.
This is the time to tell quit that it’s has to quit pushing you to quit.
The down turn of the economy and other situations that happens in life will make this fall a very sorrow filled season. Many have already made up their minds and establish a date to commit suicide.
Right about this time, holidays during fall seasons, suicidal tendencies emerge.
The hopes of many are already dashed. According to current statistics, 15.1 percent of the American population is under poverty. Unemployment remains steady at 9.1%. 8% or 9% of whites are unemployed. 16% to 17% of African Americans are unemployed.
There are many people that are blaming themselves for the events of our times. Blaming themselves for not being able to make ends meet, feed their families, or pay any bills.
We didn’t realize that something sinister was driving us to do things to seemingly make us happy.
Not realizing that we were making other people happy at our expense. Isn’t it amazing that you really do not hear the cream of the crop of the rich cry about the current economy. They rarely share whether they are affected or not.
Chances are, because they are insulated with cash, it is nothing to them. Even the big corporations that sit on mountains of cash, they are unwilling to hire people that desperately need jobs.
Small businesses are also asked to pick up the slack but they are already overwhelmed with the tax tactics of city and state municipalities. Then you have the federal government give a tax break, a personal income tax break. Then states and city governments increase their tax or apply sales tax on certain items you buy from the store that normally isn’t taxed.
So much for putting money back in your pockets.
Proverbs 22:7 says,
“The rich rule (exercise dominion) over the poor, and the borrower is servant (slave) to the lender.”
In this country, and perhaps, many others, there is a long line of people that are unemployed with bills that have yet to be paid. For years, the consumer is asked and compelled by commercials to buy, buy, buy.
When you buy, you will save.
What a lie.
There is the behind the scenes situation that you are helping other families stay employed, however, there comes a point where a man and a women must exercise fiscal discipline. When you do not have the money, there is no sense in buying something now and giving away your future paycheck.
Millions of families have learned this lesson and are employing “family first” strategies.
In other words, make sure you take care of the basic necessities of the family. Any extra cash stays in your account and is to be stored for the future for your family.
Real savings is when you keep your money and not give it away to others in purchasing products you really do not need.
Some will say that this is selfish.
No, it is prudence.
Do not misunderstand me. It is the right thing to do to share with others to help them get by until they get on their feet.
Micah 2:1-2 (NLT) is a classic Scripture about what Israel was doing to its own people. It is hauntingly similar to what has happened in the United States.
“How terrible it will be for you who lie awake at night, thinking up evil plans. You rise at dawn and hurry to carry out any of the wicked schemes you have power to accomplish. When you want a certain piece of land, you find a way to seize it. When you want someone’s house, you take it by fraud and violence. No one’s family or inheritance is safe with you around!”
Credit Cards, mortgages, home equity loans, personal loans, car loans, and other instruments of credit is never designed for the consumer to win. It is designed for the owner of credit to win. You are doing the hard work and it adds up.
The credit company just sits back and receives your payment with interest. All they do is go to the bank and keep a record of your payments. The moment that you stop working, lose a job, or fall behind on payments, it is the moment that they put intense pressure to get you to honor your end of the agreement.
By now, you have finally figured out the game.
Your salary will never catch up to the amount of debt incurred because of wasteful, undisciplined spending. This is exactly what they were waiting for. A chance to seize your future. Each night you wake up. Worried about the bills. You fear the mailbox and the creditor’s phone calls.
Product after product. They make these products overseas (your jobs), sell these products in the United States beyond an average person’s paltry paycheck, that forces you to pull out the credit card. They make it impossible for you to save for any product and force you to use a credit card, take out a personal loan, or a home equity loan.
By the way, home equity loans is a farce.
You have no equity until you actually sell the property. They tell you that you have equity but that’s so they can put a lien on your house or condo until you pay that note. They want you to put your house up for security. It is the most wicked deal in the world. If you lose your job and you are unable to pay that home equity loan back, you lose the house.
The same goes for reverse mortgages.
Don’t let that reverse mortgage commercial fool you. It is not set up for you to win. It is designed for you to lose that home.
It is too good to be true.
Many families are too far behind, they will never catch up.
For some families, suicide is the “nuclear option.”
We will hear and read of sad stories of horrific proportions. Murder/suicide.
All because life isn’t worth living any longer. Despair sets in. Despondency over what happened and where you have ended up creates a hopelessness mentality. Then the horrific ending of a life or lives.
Sometimes you will not know whether a family is about to be killed.
One day, they will appear happy. The next day, they are dead.
The pressure within is too much to bear.
We’ve all made mistakes. Too many purchases. Too much house. Living beyond our means just like the way they want us to. Just to feel that we are “important,” or rich like them. Perception is everything. Image is everything. We want to impress our friends. We want to make them feel that we are the “Jones’.”
Then the bill comes and we feel like idiots and fools for allowing ourselves to get caught up in the feeding frenzy of the sharks of greed and covetousness. Remember, the store owners and politicians do not care one moment about you.
If they did, they wouldn’t have allowed deceptive practices entice people that didn’t have the means to pay in the first place, to hold average working Americans hostage.
You do have to accept some responsibility.
To read a sign that tells us about a danger and then to ignore it is a failure of the reader’s part to accept or decline the risks.
The other thing that has happened is that for the people that are already working, they are demanding that we pay more or what I call “substitute subsidy.” Subsidy is a tax levied on an occasion. For instance, every bill you get, you received an increase.
You are literally paying your neighbor’s share that your neighbor used to pay when they are working. Or, at the very least, a modest percentage of what they were paying, now falls upon the ones that are left with income.
Forget about medical benefits. The premium you pay is worthless. You get the full bill. Send in the claims any way just to cover yourself, but they will send you the full bill.
More of your paycheck is being taken from you in small ways all the way across the board. Instead of helping all Americans out by decreasing people’s bills, they slap an increase.
If you noticed, gasoline prices is ebb and tide. Have you noticed that right after Labor Day, the price of gasoline went down.
Have you wondered why?
October, Halloween. November, Thanksgiving. December, Christmas. January, New Years. Heating bill and gasoline prices go right back up. The pennies in savings at the gas pump is transferred to you so you can spend dollars in the stores.
It is an illusion to get you to buy like you did, like crazy.
I think you were smart enough to notice it and you didn’t get pulled into the shark infested waters. They are doing everything in their power to get you to spend like you used to spend.
Today, people are not buying the lies and deceptions any longer. Sadly, people are using credit cards to buy bread, milk, and eggs. These items are no longer reasonable anymore.
Some have already maxed out their credit cards and have nothing left. They are forced to do crime to feed their families.
I do not agree with everything the president stands for.
For once, I would like to see more fire in this president. Instead of going to the places where it is neat and pretty, go to the real “Main Street” where struggling white, hispanic, and black families are living.
Have the president go to the supermarkets where people that are eligible to get food stamps and can’t get them to feed their families. Simply say, “This is what our political system has failed to do and this administration and Congress is responsible for it. As long as Congress plays politics with these lives, their future is sealed. They may not have a future. And it is the fault of my administration and it is the fault of the Republican and Democratic Congress.”
And then pull out some money and feed them for as long as it takes just to get Congress to work for the American people.
Use it as a backdrop against Congress. Because Congress is the one making the president look bad. And the nation, as a whole, is suffering needlessly for it.
First, we must get back to spiritual principles and stop living lascivious lives in sexual immorality. Stop looking to cater to 1% of the population. LGBT.
Isn’t it amazing that we are able to legislate sin with ease but when it comes to helping the American people, they use our plight to bolster their political agenda. It’s a recipe for a “revolution.”
In over 150 cities, people are protesting. If it increases, we may see another revolution.
Second, the church must begin to eradicate the gross sin of hypocrisy.
We have become so foolish and loose in the way we live that the world cannot distinguish us from themselves (see 1 John 2:15-17, 1 Corinthians 6:14-17, 7:1, and James 4:4-6). It’s like two persons standing in the room that is dark. One person says that it is dark and the other person says he can see.
They both keep walking into each other, trying to find the door. The disturbing thing is that the person that insists that they could see, is just as in the dark as the person that admits that they are in the dark.
So it is with people that claim to be in the light as He is in the light but is living in the dark as the one living in this dark world.
Third, we must renounce “cold shoulder” covetousness. As long as greed runs warm in our veins, we will never come back to the place of financial sobriety. The system that is too big to fail must be allowed to fail.
The bailout should have went to the American people. It is the tax that we’ve paid to the government that made corporate bailouts possible. Somewhere in my last sentence, the government refuses to see the point of the American people.
They need to develop a plan to help the American people that need help. The plan is simple.
Bailout the American people.
The same system and the players that that took us down, is waiting for the system to stabilize. Then, they will come at you with new ways to seduce you into their web of deception and deceit.
To you that are contemplating suicide, the Lord is at hand. You may not see Him, and you may not feel Him, but He is right there for you.
If you are stressed out because you are unemployed and you are behind on all your bills. Perhaps, you are about to get evicted or foreclosure is about to happen, it doesn’t mean that God isn’t there. It’s tough to trust in the Lord when your back is through the wall but God will make a way, if you trust Him.
The Lord will work for you. If you trust Him.
This is not the time to give up. This is not the time to throw in the towel and call it quits.
It is time to tell quit that it’s has to quit pushing you to quit.
You’ve said that you are praying.
Did you really pray?
Start today. Do not delay. He will meet you right where you are.