Adam and Eve Were Not Good Examples of Taking Responsibility

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth… (Genesis 1) but it wasn’t until Genesis 27 that man was created by God in God’s image and likeness. The story of creation described in the Hebrew Bible had all the right ingredients to be a story of love and success for an eternity but it quickly ended in the beginning of death because of lack of responsibility on both Adam and Eve’s part.

Let’s fast forward to Genesis 3. The serpent persuaded Eve to eat the fruit of good and evil… she ate and became knowledgeable of good and evil. Eve then persuaded Adam to eat the fruit of knowledge and so he did. Both Adam and Eve’s eyes were fully opened! Shame (for being naked) they felt.

None of them asked for forgiveness… both blamed others for their mistakes which makes me believe that both Adam and Eve had an external loci of control! Let’s examine…

And God said to Adam, “Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat. And Adam said, THE WOMAN whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

And God said to Eve, “What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, THE SERPENT beguiled me, and I did eat.

Everything else is history ladies and gents. What is the moral of the story? We shouldn’t be or act like Adam and Eve. Clearly, God disproved their childish actions and punished their irresponsible behaviors as He did and should.

Rule #1: What God tells and instructs, we better do to the best of our abilities.

Rule #2: When we err, which is inevitable that we will, we are to take responsibility for our actions and ask God for forgiveness.

We can only wonder what the Lord’s response would have been if both Adam and Eve confessed their sin (disobeyed God) and asked for forgiveness.

The populist well know phrase once written states, “Humanity seeks its own destruction” had its origins in the garden of Eden.

My God, how great you are

Godly Fearless Fatherhood

Worldly renowned Mathematician Pythagoras of Samos once said, “Educate the children to not punish the man.” In the Bible, we read, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6.

There is a call for educating the children in both secular and biblical literature throughout the ages which can be interpreted by some as fathers having the duty to be fearless when educating their kids.

I happen to be one of those parents, no fear just pure focus and attention.

Much like what is written in 3 John 1:4, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” What is the truth? To me, truth is whatever is always valid, regardless of parameters or context.

By nature, we all error and “fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23. That’s a truth. When my daughter errs or sins, I take the stance, without any resentment or fear, to intervene and show her the right path. I’m proud of that, in fact.

In the natural world, human beings live and die, meaning that we, either we are a Jew or gentile, are terminal. Our days on earth are limited and short. One day, we all are going to pass away. Because the former is the truth, I’m not afraid to spend every single moment with my kid if it was the last. Why not? I ask you boldly!

I’m a man, Christian with a loving heart who isn’t afraid of anything, why should you and I be afraid anyways? “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9.

A Godly fearless father does what is necessary to make his household as calm as possible, with no compromise or selfishness ambitions. My daughter, as long as the Lord keeps me living here in earth, will always live in a safe place, never in fear. Part of fatherhood is to be a protector, guardian… I take the former very seriously — I only fear the Lord.

“In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.” Proverbs 14:16.

What is my advice to you? Keep your eyes in the Lord, Love others as you love yourself and in every way, be a courageous MVP dad who provides a calm environment for your children. Your turn.

Peace me with you, my brother in Christ. To God goes all the glory.

Be kind to others even if they decide to go to war against you

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32. It amazes me how unkind human beings can be, the older that I get. I thank God for the much discernment that He gives me through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Evil, evil and more evil. It’s evil here, It’s evil there, it’s evil everywhere! As usual, human beings are seeking their own destruction by digging their own grave because of earthly greed and power trips. Is there anything new under the sun ladies and gentleman? Nothing new.

There is a war going on right now in the Ukraine. I’m not seeing much kindness, unfortunately. Both countries are a Christian nations! It’s a human tragedy, unfortunately. I wish that tragedies were brief and away from us all but sometimes the devil insists in tormenting us believers.

A former student of mine informed this past week what I had expected. Prior to resigning from a PWI, there were two individuals spreading unreasonable rhetorical remarks behind my back while I was in that school. No wonder why I felt that some of the kids were afraid to speak with me after a while due to fear of retaliation. Cowards…

The Lord has given me much charisma and God is my witness that I used in there. Do I need to apologize for having a godly gift? I’m not the awkward, fearful human being who desires to work in a Stockholm syndrome oppressive environment ruled by KKK like individuals.

Sorry…

I was kind to them… I forgave and prayed for them but behind my back, as I expected, these saints were not being kind and compassionate to me but God is father not a stepfather — “I left that school with a promotion.”

Hate, evil schemes, lies, oppressive actions, devilish behaviors… won’t take you anywhere. Vowing revenge directly or indirectly will only give you an ulcer and make you sick. Choose to love others and stick to the biblical principles. It’s much healthier for your soul.

Lack of compassion and the use of manipulation of others for self gain or defense are two traits in people that I can’t stand especially when I witness such events or experience them myself. When some decide to isolate others, they are technically isolating themselves! Lack of kindness is likely to backfire! Choose God’s laws and love others, no matter the circumstances.

At least try it! If they say no, then you live but try it first. Even in a war zone… these are not my words but the words of the Lord.

Predators Are Nothing Other Than Demons

In the Bible, we learn the following about satan, as stated quite eloquently in the forehunner Bible commentary, “The great deceiver, more often than not, works under a cover of darkness. As a skilled and experienced hunter, he patiently stalks his prey, invisible to them. His night vision is acute, his senses much sharper than ours. He sees his prey when they do not even know he is there! Even now, he is stalking us. Lifted up in their pride, he and his demons had the gall to hunt God’s throne, but they were soundly routed (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:16-17; Luke 10:18).

Earthly human Predators, like Satan, are always looking for a way to maneuver their prey to a position of inferiority so they can seize their victim. Once the on-line predator attacks, his goal is to cause pain, very much like satan. How evil. I must add.

Thank God that we have a great Lord who saves those who ask for help. “The LORD is near to all who call upon him, . . . He also hears their cry, and saves them” Psalm 145:18-19.

This past month and a half, I have worked long hours on a report to help parents worldwide to identify how predators communicate with their victims in a variety of smartphone apps, the dark web and how children communicate among themselves as well as and other relevant information related to computer mediated communication.

I am shocked to discover how diabolical on-line predators are and how similar to satan these people actually act. The texting lingo and emoji communication they use is quite disturbing and to a high degree, communicated in codes that most people simply don’t understand.

Being deceitful is a characteristic that on-line predators have in abundance. The same can be said about satan, the adversary and the father of lies. “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44.

Listen carefully: Be aware of how your kids are communicating on-line especially with their smartphones. Installing applications like Bark is almost a necessity these days, in my opinion. For more information on this topic, feel free to visit my website and read the Almeida Report yourself.

https://luiscalmeida.com/the-scholar/

“Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly;
Be to me a rock of strength, a stronghold to save me.” Psalm 31:2. To God be the glory.

Amen.

The Paradoxical Nature of the Christian Faith

I have seen and experienced what I am about to reveal to you about God and the devil. Those who truly serve the Lord experience difficulties in this life that can’t be empirically explained or verified. Things that should work miraculously just don’t. It’s difficulties after difficulties! It is difficult to live for God following His commandments in this fallen world, ladies and gentleman, unless your faith is strong and you are praying constantly.

Serving the devil (or acting in sin) often gives devilish (sinning) people advantages over the Christians in this world. A Christian who chooses evil over good sometimes may gain substantial favors at first but eventually are judged much harsher when they fall especially if they teach others about the world of God. It ain’t worth it.

This is also ironical. The small solid doctrine sounded church who preaches the word of God to its members struggle to make ends meet and pay its bills while the word of faith prosperity false gospel church grants charlatans millions if not billions of dollars in resources every year to deceive many.

The guru spiritist who claims that there is no God and that the concept of God is a flaw idea, much capital he has yet it is a struggle for a Christian worker to provide for his family every month because of the little capital he brings home. The lukewarm Christian gets his rewards in sin but eventually he pays the price for being an anti-Christ in disguise. Remember: The devil claims his own.

Surprised? Don’t be.

God talks about the former in a number of places in the Bible. There is nothing new under the sun, remember from Ecclesiastes 3?

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.

How about this verse, “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Roman’s 5:3-5.

Let’s not forget this one. “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.” James 1:2 or “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” James 3:1

Being a true Christian is tough, very tough. Let me illustrate this to you by explaining what is happening to us right now. We have ordered a Photo Booth from Israel in July to complement our photo business, which is part of our life hood. It is almost November and nothing! Well, until yesterday. Stay tuned.

Seven thousand dollars financed, once delivered to an old address without our approval. There was another attempt but the gate was closed and the truck went back to Cincinatti. In all instances, our tracking number has been faulty, multiple emails and phone calls were sent and made in vain trying to solve this issue in an attempt to receive our asset that we paid July 18th.

It was just more uncertainty, unfulfilled promises and more headaches for me and my family this Photo Booth thing.

Wait! DHL sent a txt message to my wife 3 hours ago from charlotte stating that they were leaving North Carolina. It’s 5:30pm and nothing. Another case of a Christian having to pay a price for being close to the Lord.

My guess? If it comes today, it will come at 8:00pm or after when we least expect. I prayed in my heart and waited. In fact, we just got it after my wife suddenly sees the DHL truck in our complex. Our product wasn’t in the truck!

The poor driver was over for the day, it was 8:15pm. But he felt compelled to get our package which was in fact locally stored. At 9:00pm, he was back with it. My prayers have been answered, thank God.

I wonder how many months would a nasty witch would have to wait to get hers! Not over three months I bet. Being a Christian is tough and I know it. Do you? In God’s time we are to wait and we did.

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, this inexplicable moments will happen to you as it happened to us. It is only through prayer and obedience that you will beat such events. In God we are to trust.

Chrislam Isn’t Possible without Dropping Christian (or Islamic) Doctrine

The idea of combining Abrahamic religions for the sake of unity is a dangerous practice because it both advances the idea that lies are good for societies across the world and that the former is de facto possible without breaking the main tenets of each religion.

Let me explain. Without the crucifixion of Jesus and His resurrection, Christianity is in vain. It’s a no religion! We learn the former Christian thought in the Bible. Without Jesus’ resurrection, Christianity is reduced to being a no religion, nothingness. The apostle Paul says in his writings in Corinthians, “And if Christ has not been raised… your faith is in vain… Your faith is futile and you are still in your sins (1 Corinthians 15:14, 17, 19).

In the Qur’an, An-Nisa 4:157, it is written a that Jesus wasn’t crucified, a doctrinal thought that closely resembles the teachings presented to non-messianic Jews in the Babylonian Talmud. Here is how An-Nisa 4:157 reads in English, “and for their saying, “We have certainly killed the Masia Isa the son of Maryam, the Messenger of Allah”, while in fact they did neither kill him, nor crucify him, but they were deluded by resemblance. Those who disputed in this matter are certainly in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it, but they follow whims. It is absolutely certain that they did not kill him,”

Now, let’s stop here and reason through these verses disparities and have common sense. How can Islam and Christianity be unified as one religion when Islamic scripture literally denies that crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus Christ? The cornerstone of the Christian faith? It can’t be done! It’s like trying to unify Judaism with Christianity and denying that Moses had a divine encounter with God to get the Israelites’s 10 commandments.

The God of Islam doesn’t have a son. The God of Christianity does. In Islam, God cannot have a human form. In Christianity, the former is not only possible but a doctrine of the faith. In Islam, human beings are essentially good people. In Christianity, human beings are sinners and can only get rid of sin through the repenting of sins by God’s grace.

In Islam, I honestly don’t know how salvation is attained. In Christianity salvation is attained by the faith that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world when He was crucified in the 32nd day of Nissan and resurrected three days later through grace.

I then ask. How can anyone attempt to teach the faith doctrines of Chrislam? It’s a rhetorical question! Chrislam’s doctrines can’t be taught because there isn’t one core agreeable doctrine applicable to both Islam and Christianity as far as the nature of God, salvation and the crucifixion of the savior are concerned.

As Pastor Spencer Smith would said, “The only way ecumenicism is possible is by trashing doctrine and celebrating experiences.” Not my cup of tea and/or the tea that Bible believing Christians drink. Some of us believe that Chrislam is a “kind” way, perhaps an attempt to destroy Christianity in its core from within by a sinister group of individuals.

On the same accord, will followers of Islam stop praying five times a day and believing that Christ died for their sins in this new and upcoming Chrislam religion? Give me a break. Both you and I know that it isn’t going a happen. This is my recommendation to you: Stick with Christianity, read your Bible frequently and look for a Bible believing church near you so that by faith in the lamb and repentance of sins,l through God’s grace you inherit eternal life.

Say no to Chrislam.

Our Bodies Are The Temple Of the Holy Spirit

In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 , we learn “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. … God created our physical bodies, therefore making it good and precious from the start.” The former makes it clear for us Christians that we must take care of our bodies in this life.

Say no to alcohol, drugs, gluttony, and any activity that has a negative impact in your body physically. “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8. Anytime that a person isn’t sober, the devil is at work against them.

“Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:8. Having a bachelors lifestyle for life is a condemned practice for Christians and Christians to be. Don’t do it… Be careful with making unwise decisions, “Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1.

Look at what drugs do to your body. It’s ugly, isn’t it? My recommendation? Don’t get even near such practices. You deserve a better life that addition and our God, above all, must always be glorified with our best not worse.

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Don’t do it. Drugs are a deadly practice that is de facto quite unwise. Our human actions have consequences, remember that. “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” Galatians 6:7.

Allow the Lord to elevate you to His plans. One of the ways to do the former is by taking care of your bodies. It’s what the aloes wants us to do.

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lordyour God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.” Deuteronomy 28.

Say no to one of the capital sins of the holy church — Gluttony. we are to eat to live not live to eat. Why would you like to live in poverty cursing the living God? “ “Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.” Proverbs 23:20-21. In Proverbs 23:2 we learn that “When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee.”

“Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.” 1 Corinthians 10:7. Why should you destroy yourselves? “Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.” Philippians 3:9.

“Pu a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.” Proverbs 23:2. Don’t do it! Be godly and follow the Lord and His commands. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost. We must do what we can to honor God in everything that we do including our own body.

Much Discernment Christians Need These Days

The world maybe getting better as far as medicine goes but to me at least, medicine is perhaps getting more advanced because of how decaying our overall health has become. No wonder why the price of health care goes up every year! There are people sick everywhere.

A number of our own perceptions may not be accurate or even true, sadly. That’s why much discernment Christians need to have these days in order to be afloat and prepared for the many curveballs they experience in life. We live in an evil world full of unexpected traps where the majority of people, Christians or not, pretend to be something that they aren’t for social acceptance. It’s true. Go figure

There are so many pretentious people out there ready to hide their own vices at your and mine expense, so they plan. I see the former and say no, unequivocally and firmly because God has taught me to be so.

In scripture we learn that our yes be yes and that our no be no in Matthew 5:37. Easier said than done for most, I recognize yet important and necessary in practice. Be weary of anyone who is trying to change your core values for their self gain or hide behind a curtain of shame for self defense. Your word must mean what you intend it to mean.

Brethren, pray for discernment and ask God to give you much understanding! “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God.” 1 Corinthians 2:12.

Trust is possible but discernment must exist and spirits must be tested, always with caution and care. Failing to do so will have unexpected consequences in your life, I’ve experienced.

We learn in Micah 5:6, “Do not trust a neighbor; put no confidence in a friend.” My first marriage ended because my wife committed adultery with our neighbor. It is low, I know, but it happened. Some of my biggest confrontations occurred with those I considered to be my friends. What a rough reality yet factual.

Understand: The lessons of the Lord aren’t to be taken lightly! I thank God for every piece of scripture and for having a great God everyday in my life. We all should, in my opinion, say and sing praises to the only true God. He opens our eyes and ears to much sinful behaviors in life.

Listen carefully: How much envy, pride, hate and jealousy do us humans have? God shows me and He protects us all. What a blessing, I say.

The Lord was serious when he said the former in Exodus 20:1-26,” And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me.”

Oh generation of sinners, hypocrites, and evil doers! Some who hide themselves behind a curtain of shame for self gain at the expense of the innocent are only digging their own grave! Shame be on you fake believer who claim to be of light yet has a heart in Sheol where the dead lives.

Be aware of the evil that exist in the world and
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.always, in every circumstance, test the spirits.” 1 John 4:1. It’s wise and necessary.

Practice discernment! Ask the Lord for more! He is a grateful God who provides to us much wisdom and discernment. Ask and it shall be given to you… seal and you shall find! These were the words of Jesus in the sermon on the mount. Believe in faith! And never forget…

Be aware about the nature of the enemy, “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.” 2 Corinthians 11-15.

What is not from God is from the devil. “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” Matthew 10:16. Be aware, “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.” Colossians 2:8.

Pray for discernment. Understand people and in all things, test the spirits. That’s what the Lord tells us to do in the Bible. Why should we do any different? God is all powerful and wise. Listen to Him and live. Ignore His teachings and be prepared to die. Christians, wake up.

Blessed are the Meek, the Innocent at Heart for They Shall See God

On the sermon of the mount, perhaps Jesus most well known sermon in then Christian Bible, He teaches us the following godly lessons written in the book of Matthew.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad,because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5-7.

Being meek, or the act of being quiet and gentle, is shared by God to be the formula to inherit the earth, interpreted as a means to those who sustain earthly power will inherit the kingdom of God. The pure innocent of heart, they shall see the living God.

Clearly, being meek and having innocence in our hearts are two qualities that God is looking for us to have here on earth in order to obtain eternal salvation. I believe that, not just because of what Christ has taught us in the sermon on the mount but due to Christian logic.

Can you imagine anyone being in heaven with a defiant attitude towards the authority of God or with a heart of malice? I can’t. Let’s not forget that the former were some of the reasons why Lucifer was expelled from the heavens, along with pride.

The message is clear cut to me — we must leave this earth with much meekness on us and with an innocent heart. The challenges are for real because this world is full of arrogant insubordinate people with much evil in their hearts. The workforce, as an institution in itself, has proven to me to not be any different than the quarrels that we witness in so called off day life.

Be quiet, gentle, follow the rules and with much innocence, love your neighbor as yourself. This is how the Lord wants us to live.

If You Are Invoking Spirits, You’re Invoking Demons

In the bible, it says, “Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lordyour God.” Leviticus 19:21. “And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living? To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.” Isaiah 8:19-20.

“There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you.” Deuteronomy 18:10-12.

Serving in any of these capacities, as a medium, necromancer, fortune teller, and divination, sorcerer practitioners, makes the person one with Satan, the accuser. A person cannot be a Christian and a medium at the same time, much like Greeks and Trojans couldn’t coexist in antiquity. Flee from these demonic activities and seek the refuge of the Lord. Why would you want to destroy yourself before time and glorify the ways of the devil?

The ways of the flesh will certainly impede people from inheriting the kingdom of God, be aware! “Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21.

In my life, I have met a large number of people who claim to be Christians yet they behave like the sons and daughters of apollon, with much envy, immorality, jealousy, full of rivalries, and dissensions they aren’t Christian but satanists in nature. Omitting and deceiving are subsets of lying and lying is a major trait of lucifer.

A Christian is to behave like a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, full of love, with morality, without envy, or anger in their hearts for a justice that is self served. A follower of the way must repent when the sins of the flesh happen and strive to attain sanctification prior to death. “When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11.

Let me give you an example. When we were teenagers, much passion were among us all. Some might call the former just hormones, things of the youth. I like to complement the former by adding hormone changes with lack of godly rules understanding. Sex prior to marriage, passions of the flesh, narcissistic tendencies and the love of self are all demonic traits that many of us experience while young.

As we get old, us Christians are to reduce our these former sins completely over the years, a process called the process of sanctification. Let me give you an example, a man age 75, who considers to be a Christian, should by then have conquered his passion of the flesh from his youth and narcissistic tendencies, among many other secular unchristian tendencies like greed and envy and involving spirits through a ceremony, whatever that ceremony is.

Listen carefully: The act of invoking spirits by playing with the ouija board or any other method is demonic and will likely cause harm to you and your life. Seeking spirits at night or engaging in paranormal activities with the intent of catching ghost spirits is as dangerous. Flee from these two activities quick, as they do belong to the enemy’s arsenal to destroy the brethren.

You are now an adult. You don’t need to think like a child anymore but to inspire your kids to follow the one true and living God. Your offspring is you in the future as they often imitate you when they get old. Train them to belong to the army of God instead of indoctrinating them in processes, systems and activities that have a demonic foundation in them. God makes us parents with unique gifts to advance the kingdom and save the lost.

Let’s all work together to make God the center of our lives and the lives of those around us. Quite frankly, this is precisely why we were made in the first place… to Glorify the one true God, everyday, every night, everywhere. Say no to invoking spirits today, tomorrow and to eternity. Say yes to honoring God and His commands.

“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce.” Proverbs 3:9. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” Deuteronomy 6:5. “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 10:12.

Glory be to God.

Where There is dishonesty, Iblis is There

The act of dishonesty, which in its core means deceitfulness or the misrepresentation of truth, is nothing less than a demonic practice advanced by the ones who choose to give glory to the enemy. Directly or indirectly, the practice of deception and concealing information or data is often based on lies and the father or lies is no other than Satan himself.

The Bible teaches us that those who choose to pursue devilish behaviors belong to the, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44.

Stay away from me Apollyon! I have the Lord and He is my refuge, the one who helps me in times of trouble who gives me much strength in this life “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1. I fear nothing, not the dark evening night or the challenges we find during the day.

My work and labor is honest wage. Dishonesty isn’t found in my vocabulary because I belong to the most high who calls me to be upright and not sin, especially against others. We are to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, as the law of the Hebrews once stated. Who is the father of dishonesty? We know it…

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.” Proverbs 6:16-19.

In the letter to the Colossians we read, “Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.” Colossians 3:9-10.

“Unequal weights are an abomination to the Lord, and false scales are not good.” Proverbs 20:23. Say no to dishonesty! Resist the devil and live a honoring life to the Lord, doing what is fair using true scares.

“Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:17-21.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9.

Resist what is wrong. Celebrate what is right. Erase dishonesty or any dishonest thought from your mind as honor to Jesus and His teachings. Remember: “A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.” Proverbs 16:28. “Abstain from every form of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:22.

Stay firm in the faith brethren and never cease to love the Lord. He is worth our everything and because of Him and Him alone we live. Listen careful to the former piece of scripture shared by apostle John

“Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” John 8:43-47.

Glory is to only be given to God, in the highest. Say no to dishonesty. It is a destructive, devilish behavior of those who take pride in the selfish act of deception. God have pity on them for their stubbornness and self centered tendencies are more painful than a broken bone and more debilitating than a deadly virus.

It is demonic, all the way.

Just Because They Say They Are Doesn’t Mean Much

Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and don’t do what I say?” (Luke 6:46). “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles? Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Matthew 7: 22-23.

Have anyone treated you poorly yet calling themselves a Christian? I must admit that i have experienced more devilish behaviors by those who consider themselves to be Christians than those who follow or practice pagan religions and rituals. It’s a sad yet true reality that I’ve experienced, particularly in higher education.

“A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:15–20). Listen carefully: “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8.

When a Christian does evil to others (including Christians), it is a detestable horrible display of loving others as yourselves. Lying and the idolatry of the self (pride) for self gain by diminishing others along the way is also a demonic practice. Always test the spirits before believing what others may say.

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” 1 John 4.

Don’t be afraid. Don’t be angry or mad, the Lord will take care of you, show you the ways of the devil and protect you against your enemies. Words can be easily said. Consistent actions aren’t always easily done. Be on the alert and read each person’s fine prints. It is amazing what you found when you dig deeper into someone’s true character.

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.” 1 John 4:7-12.

Be a man or woman of character who isn’t afraid to say that they love the Lord. Don’t believe the first thing somebody says without knowing who they are: it’s easy to speak but near impossible to fake a character. Never forget that.

Do People Really Love God?

Do we really love God? Not sure if we do. This is why… “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” John 14:15. Do we keep the Lord’s commands on a daily basis? Who among you keep the sabbath holy? God asked us, believers, a question back then still relevant to today’s believers, “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?” Luke 6:46.

“But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke 11:28. Unblessed are those who deviate from the instructions set by the Lord! Followers of the way, listen carefully to this: Either you are with God or you are with the Devil. When we decide to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, we are to carry his cross with us and deny the world’s temptations less and less. Much grace we will need, of course.

Let me extend this firmer though with more scripture…

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23. “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20. Giving our lives to the Lord is the only alternative to prove our love to Him.

It has also been written, “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:33. If we don’t follow these God’s directives, do we really love God or simple say we love Him? When we are in God, we willingly say no to sin and strive to live a life for Jesus Christ.

We need to have the strong faith and actions of the psalmist, “I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.” Psalm 119:30. Remember the words of Jesus in John 14:23, “Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” James 1:22-25.

Oh God, have pity of us for our faith inadequacy and weak flesh. Not all of us know what is written in exodus 19:5, “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine.” Help us to be more like you and “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!” Psalm 143:10.

Love? Love is following your commandments, repenting and sining less, oh God. “Know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for all time.” Deuteronomy 4: 39-40.

Anything else other than following God’s commands? Not love, not quite, not really.

Five Ways To Serve

Do you know that God has given you a number of gifts for you to serve Him and others? It is amazing what you can do when you dedicate your life to Christ. He can do miracles through you, I say. In this blog, we are going to discuss how your gifts can be used for service.

In Romans 12:9-13, we learn, Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

It is worth noticing that God does talk about the importance of hating what is evil, honor one another above ourselves and the importance of serving God. What am I saying? I am saying that God commands us to love and serve! We might as well follow His lead. In reality, there are many ways we can serve. Let me share with you fie ways you can serve.

  1. Serve God above all things by engaging in the great commission.
  2. Serve your family by being available and helpful.
  3. Serve your church and help them to spread the word of God.
  4. serve your community by volunteering.
  5. Serve your neighbor as you do yourself.

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Are you ready to serve? Are you excited about engaging in this important task for God? Never, under any circumstances, give love away. Always be with God and cultivate a heart for service. The former is what we were called to do. God bless.