What We’re Taught!

What We’re Taught!

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:1-8 NIV

Not every child was raised in a home where love was evident, practiced and expected. And whatever that child was taught or learned by observation and experiences early in life, that is what’s carried over in adulthood.

A question that arises in the midst of any behavioral study is how long will it take for people to shed negative behaviors and replace them with constructive ones. The answer is not the same for all since some people, are more resistant to change and won’t change until they see a necessity to change. People–don’t change other people–an individual has to see the need to change themselves for any lasting change to be effective.

Some children are taught to hate within the environments they are raised. They hear and see how parents and other adults or peers treat people who are different and become ensconced in the behavior because for them–the behavior is normal. So calling people negative names based on skin color, location of where they live, gender, ethnicity, or religion is a learned behavior. Thinking they are superior to other human beings is also a learned behavior and when people feel this way, they think they have a right to make others feel inferior. When this type of behavior is reinforced by a person’s living conditions–parents, community–it leads to the development of personality disorders and sociopathic disorders.

How do we recognize what adults were taught as children? By listening and watching. When adults cannot hold a conversation with another adult without resorting to name-calling, it is because of what they learned as a child and they have not successfully navigated that phase of life and it carries over into adulthood.

When people are taught to love–they are more tolerant, charitable, and generous. They believe in justice, fairness and equality for all. They know how to disagree, agreeably, understanding that not everyone is going to agree with everyone else. People who know how to love volunteer their services to make life a little easier for others. People who know how to love speak truth and abhor lies. People who know how to love–love unconditionally–everyone they meet.

Now, which group of people is a reflection of who God is? Those who love and know how to love, for God is love. Jesus said, “I am the way, the life and the truth.” The bible also tells us that God hates  liars–and lying is an abomination to Him.

Based upon The Word–which is Donald Trump does not know God, has never had a relationship with God and certainly won’t know how to govern with love reigning the only effective benchmark or standard by which we should measure anyone–in the White House. Therefore, since I do know God and all of His many attributes, I have no obligation to respect or honor the person who does not know God, and only inspires hatred.

People can do whatever they like in this matter for they have to deal with their own conscience, but I will not celebrate a person who has no redeemable qualities. Considering how his involvement in the hacking of the DNC, rigging of the election with promotion of false propaganda and blatant lies, and his obvious admiration for Putin, he will never be a legitimate president. I will resist and oppose his being a legitimate president every chance I get and I will support every group that seeks his removal from office.

Lord, save America from the tyranny that resides in the heart of one who does not know You and has never recognized You for who You are. Let truth and revelation be the standard bearer for all actions for all in positions of leadership in all areas of government. Move upon the hearts of those who have redeemable qualities and create a desire in them to change for the better and shed behaviors that are not of You. Let love abide in the hearts of all so peace can be obtained.  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

Found In Darkness!

Found In Darkness!

For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)—then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord.But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption, having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children. They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet. 2 Peter 2:4-16 NKJV

From then to now-God in His infinite Wisdom knew how to preserve those who listened to those who spoke what He said–not the scorners, the religious group.

Remember this: People didn’t listen to Noah and promoted the propaganda that he was crazy–and in the end at the appointed time–when it began to rain–only Noah and his family was saved.

People didn’t listen to those alarmed by what they saw Hitler do and he used false propaganda to convince people “he was the only one right.” And what happened to him and six million Jews? He destroyed lives and lost his own through lies and manipulations because of his insecurities, fragile ego, and cognitive disabilities. History does repeat itself–often–when people refuse to learn from the mistakes of the past.

There are far too many instances that could be cited from history that show us what happens to people who drink from the glass of greed and corruption–believing the lies of the enemy and their surrogates who say, “I and only I can fix it.”

With all of the evidence coming to the surface as to how the 2016 election was manipulatively rigged, history will again place America under a cloud of darkness because of one person–whose greed and ambition allowed foreign actors to influence a democratic process to accomplish an agenda through bribery in order to supplant right with wrong.

“Oh the tangled webs we weave when we practice to deceive!”

who gets the blame

The stage lights have been turned up and sitting in the middle with their places marked are Vladimir Putin and Donald J. Trump--the actors who have upstaged the democratic process for personal greed and oh have they deceived the masses who believed the lies–fake news, corrupted emails, and promoted it all out of hatred. But the end has not yet been told and when it’s over–the two shall be left on the stage in darkness because they will be exposed and naked for all the world to see–hate for hate, greed and corruption, traitors and demons.

We have not seen the last act and though it may be tortuous for a moment--even the blind shall see how foolishness and hatred create chaos and crises for more than a few, but those who Believe God–will survive to write the story of how good triumphs over evil–once again and only the evil ones will be cast into darkness for all eternity.

Lord, our Lord, when will people stop hating others so much they refuse to see truth when it’s right in front of them? Thank You for the Lord You keep pouring into us–to love all–and for the boldness and courage to speak truth whether people want to hear it or not.