Conspiracy

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

What is a conspiracy? The dictionary says it is an evil, unlawful, treacherous, surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; a plot. That sounds terrible and it is. But it has been going on since time began. I remember as a child we would play a game in school. The teacher would secretly tell someone something and then that person would secretly tell the next person in line the same secret and it would travel around the room. The last person would then tell the teacher the same secret. By the time that last person shared the secret it was a totally different tale. People tend to hear what they expect to hear and they don’t really listen. But have you ever heard gossip that you quickly passed on? Maybe it wasn’t even true in the beginning but everyone adds their own spin as they pass it. We so easily believe what we hear, and especially read.We want to believe we can trust people to tell the truth. People in power have often told a lie or partial truth to sell something, get someone to side with them, or gain financial support. Hey that’s business, right? Do you ever really think about what you believe and if it really matters to your life? Your parents would tell you things as you were growing up. Were they always telling you the truth or just what would shut you up. Something they had been told. Secondhand information. God has said to be like a little child if you want to get to heaven. Children when they are younger are always asking, why? They are eager to learn everything about life. They also believe what they are told if it sounds reasonable. Or they will keep questioning. We should always keep learning and keep questioning what we hear. How can you believe some things that just don’t make sense? We tend to believe what we wish to believe. We trust teachers, leaders, employers, politicians, doctors. But do they ever have reasons to tell you partial truth. Doctors may know what they have been told will cure something. But maybe there is a better or safer way to do it. Teachers often teach what they are told to teach. They need to be politically correct. Psychologists tell them what they should and shouldn’t talk about. They may be omitting things their students may need to know because they are told their job requires it. Well it’s easy to see that after thousands of years we have heard thousands of untruths. There are truths that have been around for thousands of years and have been proven historically correct. Why would God lie? I would believe God over anyone else. Don’t take my word for it. Truth is very important and you should investigate fully yourself.

Idolatry

“You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:2

Many consider idolatry a harsh word. Oh those awful Israelites serving their false gods deserved God’s punishment. Well idolatry is just putting anything besides God first in your life. The worst form of idolatry in our day is the idolatry of self. What I want! People serve their appetite for things, pleasure, friends, family and money. Our world is going downhill so fast because nobody worries about anything but me, myself and I. It is not acceptable to serve God, read the Bible or pray. God doesn’t care. Well this life won’t last forever. We all die one day. Will what you had to have save you from your tomorrow. What comes after this life? What really matters?

“But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only few find it.” Matthew 7:14

There is a very small remnant of people that will actually make it to heaven. Out of the Billions of people on this planet. Only a few million will actually walk through those pearly gates where they one day dreamed of living. Who you serve in this life does matter. If you are serving yourself it better be pretty great to sustain you forever. This world is not always easy but keeping my eyes always on my goal will keep me moving. I can relax once I am where I am meant to be forever. Then there will be more pleasures than I can imagine and forever to enjoy them.

What Is Evil?

Morally wrong, bad wicked, harmful, unlawful, evil quality, intention, bad conduct or behavior. These are some examples from the dictionary. It is the opposite of good. Just as there is light and dark, pain and no pain. We don’t know there is one without knowing their opposite. We all want good not bad because we have tasted both. There is good and bad in each of us. But some are more inherently evil and some are more inherently good. We see God as being good and it is not good for God to be bad. But nobody is completely perfect, we have all made mistakes Nobody but God. This can be explained simply by a perfect God who is always good. But man not being perfect sinned and everything went downhill from there. But being a good God he thought up a plan to bring people back into the good category. By sending his very own son down to earth as a man he lived a life perfectly, with help from the Holy Spirit of God. He willingly died in our place. Our debts were paid in full. Once and forever our sins could be forgiven. If we believe in this gift and accept it by accepting him. When he died and rose again to life he sent the same spirit to live in each of us so we could be like him. He comes with such an amazing amount of gifts for us when we turn to him. Not only eternal life with him forever. (Which by the way is totally awesome.) He brings love, joy, peace, power, patience. Do you know that he has promised always to help you with anything you need. All we need to do is ask. He is not just a genie you snap your finger at and he makes things happen, but better. He loves you and actually knows what is best for you. So if he has something that is better for you he might give that to you instead. He doesn’t always answer right away because some things take time.(like changing someone’s heart to do something.) His promises are never failing and there are many. If you think you are basically good and don’t need any help, well you just don’t know what you are missing. Can you honestly say you are very happy and completely at peace? Never need help. I know in this world problems arise every day but I can’t wait to get going each day and when they come I am ready cause I have help. God has never let me down. I was made on purpose for a special purpose and I am greatly loved. Do you know where you will be for eternity? You can know for certain. Once you make your choice. Will it be where there is only good and light forever or where there is only evil and dark forever ? You do have the free will to choose whichever you want.

Good and Evil

“That you may be children of your father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:45

The Lord loves everyone even if they don’t love him in return. That is not something people of this world understand. God has made it clear that he wants us to love each other. When someone does something unkind or evil it comes from the pain and hurt inside them. They don’t even realize it. They do these things because someone else has done those same things to them so they feel it is ok to do them. They do not know that God loves them and that everything good is a gift from him. He wants the very best for them and he knows best. The sun comes up new every day and we all get a fresh new chance. A beautiful sunset or a flowering bouquet. A child’s laughter or a juicy steak. A mother’s unconditional love. These are all God’s way of saying ‘I love you.’ He is not a God of rules or punishment. In fact he is the one who gave us free will to choose just what we want, whether that’s good or bad for us. If he gave us the punishment we deserve, he would have destroyed everyone in the flood. The End. But he cares very much and wants us all to care to. To be like our Father. He just gave us things that we could do to have the best life here as possible. That perfect life he wants for us. When you do love someone you will want to do things that make them happy. To show them that you love them. The very best thing he gave us is his precious son. He willingly died a horrible gruesome death on the cross to pay our debts in full since there was nothing we could do to save us. We will live with him forever in a place where there is no evil. Unless we accept that gift, the gift of forgiveness we will spend everyday forever in a place where there is no light, or good only evil. Think of your very worst day lasting for billions of years. No Thank You!

Good vs.Evil

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18

This world is just what you perceive it to be. There is unbelievable beauty all around us. We have been given so much by our creator. We tend to take our eyes off of the good and focus just on the negative so we are seldom satisfied and always wanting more. Do you realize that there is so much more to this life than what we can see? There is a continual battle going on around you and you are right in the middle of it and you know nothing about it. I am on my tablet all day long so I see the games and ads. Things that will make your life better and more relaxed taking your mind off of problems. There are so many games about kingdoms and so called make believe lands. All of that may sound exciting but it already exists and you just aren’t aware of it. There are two main kingdoms. Good and evil. Satan has bombarded human hearts with his ideas and schemes to convince you that you have to have more. If there is a God he expects you to go out and get all you can. Whatever will make you happy. If it’s fighting unknown kingdoms with skill and power. Make believe creatures that you can live through who create more and more. Where did we come up with these things? Could it be that the one who created it all, created a desire in your heart for something more that will never be satisfied until you realize it is him that you desire. Satan does not ever want you to realize that. It is his desire to do as much damage to all that was created as he can. He does not want you to know that there is someone who loves you and wants so much more for you. The very best. He already created everything we would ever need to make us extremely happy right here. But he is the biggest part of that. Because spending your time with him will open your eyes more to what you already have. Satan is really a toothless lion. His roar is bigger than he is. He can’t do anything that God doesn’t allow which is evil, unless you allow him and partner with him. He will use you to further his plans. So if you aren’t partnered with good you are partnered with evil. I have read the end of the book and evil loses. Do you want to lose everything?

Evil Abounds

The world was once very good. God doesn’t make anything but perfection. He didn’t want evil for us but man thought they knew better. Satan is alive and well and everything evil comes from him and his team. They only want to kill and destroy. They will do anything to hurt God and his children. You see at one time the devil was a beautiful angel singing and praising God. But he became proud and wanted power. He thought he could be better than God, the one who created him. God cast him out of heaven and many angels went with him. When Jesus came to earth they thought, oh boy now he is on our turf. Let’s destroy him. When they persuaded the religious leaders to get rid of him, they thought they were winning. But Gods precious son did not put up a fight. He went willingly to his death. Oh he could have. He could have had thousands of angels attending his every need in a minute. But when he died on that cross Satan thought he had won. I’m sure there was a celebration in hell. But that was God’s master plan. Sin could not be dealt with in any other way. Because God is Holy, something innocent had to die. And the only one that was perfect was Jesus. This was their plan even though it would be horrible . Jesus followed that plan perfectly. Three days after he died God said, ‘Got ya!’ I now hold the keys to sin and death. Now all my children can come live with me forever. The end of this world is coming soon and a new world is coming. We don’t know when that will be but we can see the signs and it’s soon. Evil will one day be gone for good. If you are one of God’s true children that should excite you because there will be no more pain, suffering, death, crying or evil. If you aren’t well evil is all you have left.

What Is A Savior

“Come quickly to help me, my Lord and Savior.” Psalms 38:22

Anyone who saves is a savior. But there has to be reasons why you need to be saved first. My dictionary actually says “A Title of God, especially Christ,” only he knows how much we definitely need a savior. He knows every thought in your head. He knows every evil thing. He is a Father to everyone. And parents know their children aren’t perfect, even though they don’t always catch them in the act, but God does. The punishment for doing wrong is death, but he totally agrees to forgive charges so that we can have our lives back. That sounds very fair to me. You just need to acknowledge the Savior himself, that’s Christ Jesus. That’s accepting the gift that he bled and died for. So most people choose to keep their sin and evil. They like their life just the way it is and choose to be in charge. That’s good and well but you still have to die one day, we all do. But we don’t know when that day will be but only God knows that. Whether you will be young or old. You have chosen your position. You didn’t want a savior so your life will be void of saving, forevermore. Most of us can’t fathom infinity but it’s a really long time. The absence of God means only evil, no good. So that means no good ever again. Never a good day, ever. So now do you realize why you needed a Savior, especially Christ?

Nuggets of Truth

“So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded.” Hebrews 10:35

One thing that I know for sure is that God knows how to richly reward. Double, triple and more than we can imagine. I don’t know about you but I love to be rewarded by God.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1-2

We are in a race, not just to run but to win. What we are doing is very important. We can not let things such as sin ruin our effectiveness. It’s a matter of life or death, literally.

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who are trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11

Being told what to do just seems wrong, but when you realize it is coming from someone who loves you so very much and that it’s for your good, helps. After a while you see fruit, righteousness and peace are such wonderful feelings. They are a medal worth wearing.

“Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels.” Revelations 3:4-5

This town had grown complacent and had stopped serving the Lord. I want to stay strong till the end. I don’t want to barely get in the gates. Regretting all I have missed. I may be in heaven but what could I have had here on earth?

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” Revelations 3:20

He wants to come in and fellowship, to be a part of our lives. To help us with all our needs and to carry our burdens.

“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” Revelations 5:9-10

Jesus is the only one who was ever perfect and also human, so he was able to purchase us back from sin and death. He knew that ultimately this was what his Father wanted most. Not just Israel but everyone everywhere. There are no exceptions. Then once we come to him , we serve, then he gives everything to us to reign with him forever.

“For the lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:17

That is such a beautiful picture of God making everything right. Everything we have been holding on to and reliving over and over. Causing ourselves more grief than necessary. He will one day make it all ok. Give it to him now.

“They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes.” Revelation 9:5

The people who are left after the rapture have nothing to look forward to but misery. The wrath of God will finally be released and all things will be made right. People will wish to die but death won’t come. I am so glad I’m apart of the family of God.

Nuggets of Truth

“But there is a place where someone has testified: what is mankind that you are mindful of them? You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor and put everything under their feet. In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them.” Hebrews 2:6-8

Why does God even bother with us. We are a mess and imperfect. Humans are trouble because of their sin nature. Even Jesus was a man but God gave him complete authority. He has given everything to humans to control, although we have lost control and our world is in a mess because of sin, selfishness and pride. But God still loved us that much.

“Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.” Hebrews 2:18

Jesus knows what we go through. He was tempted just like us, but he stayed strong because he wanted to do what his father wanted. He will show you a way out if you listen.

“Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.” Hebrews 4:1

Rest is so important to finishing our race. God has shown us how important it is. We can get burned out trying to do good. Trials can weigh us down. We need to rest in God physically and spiritually by spending time alone with him.

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

Every word of the Bible can teach you something if you are open. If you really focus on what God is trying to tell you, he will speak and your attitude will be obvious. Some of the words can strengthen and encourage you, give you peace and hope, and convict you. It is alive.

“But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” Hebrews 5:14

The word of God is our food and we need it regularly. Just like our bodies need fuel to survive. If we want to thrive we will eat regularly. Chew slowly.

“God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,”. Hebrews 6:18-19

Jesus is there behind the curtain, it is no longer separating us from God. We can come to God anytime in Jesus name because he is our personal high priest. One of the joys of being his children.

“How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God.” Hebrews 9:14

Because Jesus willingly died as a sacrifice for us, perfect and spotless. We have been forgiven and our consciences can be free from the burden of sin. How can we serve God with that burden still on us?

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

That day is approaching, the signs are all there and we need to be lifting each other up and supporting each other. Now more than ever we need to be drawing others to our savior. They don’t have much time.

Freedom

Freedom! What is that exactly? We all want to be free to do what we want. But many do not understand that our desires and wants are what really enslave us. Always needing something more or something better. It’s overindulgence that enslaves us.

‘It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1

“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

I have come to realize that fighting on the right team is so important. What army are you aligned with? I personally know the supreme commander of my army and he is the ultimate fighter for freedom and peace. He equips all of his soldiers with the best armor and the very best weapons available. I’ve never known true freedom until getting to know my commander personally. He has told me to let him know all of my needs and wants because he wants to make sure I have everything I really need. He has also taught me how to fight. There is a real enemy out there that wants to take over the world and he is extremely vicious and devious. But he doesn’t really have the power he thinks he has and is most successful with the weaker ones that don’t know the true commander. He has pulled the wool over their eyes and they are loosing and they don’t really realize they need to fight. I don’t want to sit back and watch soldiers that are so blinded by their surroundings that they have turned on their own team and are busy trying to destroy everything and everyone around them. So make sure you are fighting the right fight and with the supreme commander of your army.