Sheep Talk?

An Open Letter To All (Pastors) Shepherds

Make the most of your opportunities because these are evil days.
  Ephesians 5:16

A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.”            Gal 5:9

Hey earthly shepherds!  Listen up!  This is what the sheep under your care want!

WE CRAVE PURE SPIRITUAL MILK!

Not regurgitated food!

Not junk food!

Not plastic, synthetic, processed, fake food!

Not books written by men!

Not books written by men with even a HINT of scandal or heresy!

But among you there must not be even a hint of…any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.  Ephesians 5:3

Not NOT Bible studies!

Not interpretations!

Not paraphrases!

Not books written for money!

Not prosperity!

Not notoriety!

Not word faith!

Not name it and claim it!

Not quaint sayings or church signs!

Not “And all God’s people say AMEN!”

Not the most recent Christian hype!

Not the most recent Christian type!

Not the New York Times Bestseller!

Not the Christian Times Bestseller!

Not the Top Ten List!

Not the Christian Book Store Top Seller!

Not another author!

Not patriot dreams!

Not government schemes!

Not a vending machine!

Not the current prophecy!

Not the current currency!

Not the saints or Mary!

Not the popular rosary!

Not a different Jesus!

Not what God can do for me!

But what God has done for me!

Insert your “not” here…

Give me Jesus!

 

My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you.  Isaiah 26:9

Father God,    Like newborn babies, may we crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it we may grow up in our salvation…1 Peter 2:2

Want to know more?

Read 1 Corinthians 2-3  and Ecclesiastes 12:-9-14

 

 

 

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Invisible Indivisible Independence Day?

From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall…Acts 17:26
This is the pledge of allegiance in its fullness, wisdom, simplicity, and beauty:
 We stood for the pledge in church yesterday morning.  The pledge was printed out for us in the bulletin but there was one crucial word missing.  This is what it read and this is what everyone pledged:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stand, one nation, under God… with liberty and justice for all.
I struggled with accepting the pledge as it had been recited, and couldn’t help but ponder if this might be a prophetic silence.
Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.  ~Jesus
We know that the U.S.A. is divided.  The last few elections have pointed out just HOW divided we are. All you have to do is #resist to see the divide.
There truly is a war going on between good and evil and it is being played out in the government right before our eyes.   We also know God’s word about every nation:
Nations are in turmoil, and kingdoms topple. The earth melts at the sound of [God’s] voice.  Psalm 46:6
Now notice the above verse crouched between two very important and very encouraging scriptures from another translation:
God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted.  The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold.
Selah.…Psalm 46:5-7
We also recited the Christian pledge:
 
There also was a difference in the bulletin regarding this pledge vs the one we recited:
I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior, Jesus Christ, for whose Kingdom it stands.  One Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again with life and liberty for all who believe.
Now this is a “mistake” I can accept!

This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me… In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you…~Jesus

Father God,  Protect and preserve this great country.  Cause circumstances to happen that would draw others back to the common sense and wisdom of the scriptures.  Jesus, help us to resist the devil that he may flee knowing that you came down “to” us, “for” us.  We pray this in Your Son’s name, Amen.
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Plunder of War

When he ascended on high, he took the captives captive…Ephesians 4:8

When I have been lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people toward me.   ~Jesus    

BEAUTIFUL PLUNDER

Captive I was from the start,

     and hate filled my heart,

till love called me apart

with words whispered in soft woo.

     My heart was pursued

by a great warrior, true.

This grand soldier of all time

     crept into my mind,

and so became tight entwined.

As a grapevine* bearing fruit,

     my soul he did root,

without a fight or dispute.

For his love and life blood longed,

     this one to belong.

His train carried me along,

away from my enemies,

     like a refugee.

His victory set me free!

No more chained in Satan’s lies!

     No more under guise.

Free from the accuser’s eyes!

Free from the accuser’s jail!

Holiest of Grails,

I am hidden in His veil.

Amy (C)

What grapevine?

They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us while he was speaking with us on the road, while he was explaining the scriptures to us?  Luke 24:32

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.  Psalm 63:3

Oh Jesus, this love that burns within my heart!  We love only because you first loved us!  And oh, what a love!  May all who read, hear and feel that spark ignite inside their soul.  May they come alive to the fact that you are real, alive, and working to draw them to higher things…to freedom.  For if the Son sets you free you are free indeed!  In your majestic name I pray, Amen.

 

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It Only Takes One Word

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.  Hebrews 1:3

Do not fear; have I not commanded you? Be courageous ..2 Samuel 13:28

ONE WORD

The devil’s ways are boisterous boasts,

With mock and scorn and loud proud posts,

Heckles and jeers and constant streaming,

Profane, perverse, and pale screaming.

Currents of lies flowing around earth,

Propagating with darkest birth,

Like rife Jezebels within bedrooms,

Fruitless deeds within empty wombs.

Soulless coal eyes and wagging forked tongues,

Salivate as the dirge is sung,

Hungry for souls to consume and steal.

Satan is master of the deals

That bring death and fi’ry destruction

Through mouth-blaspheming instruction.

Binding wills to his powerful choice.

But freedom comes with still small voice!

If one is drawn to harken and hear

A sweet sound to undeafened ears.

A sound of good news in pleasing note

That stills the devil’s boasts and gloats

And stomps the neck of cacophony

Crushing the voice of the enemy.

Amy (C)

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What is that Word? Click Here

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity,
but of power, love, and self-discipline.

Jesus,  It is written in Philippians 2:10-11:

…at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Your name is so powerful.  One name.  One word.  It is enough.  Amen.

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The Kingdom of Redemption

redemption  [ri-demp-shuh n] noun

1.an act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake, or the state of being redeemed.

2.deliverance; rescue.

3.Theology. deliverance from sin; salvation.

4.atonement for guilt.

5.repurchase, as of something sold.

6.paying off, as of a mortgage, bond, or note.

7.recovery by payment, as of something pledged.

Job

Redemption, I Am.

From the beginning of time to the end I work and weave redemption in, with, and throughout mankind.  Redemption is of the sweetest of honeys.  If you could step outside of time and see with eyes divine you would be astounded at the redemption that my hand works!

Every life, every situation, is redeemed, or being redeemed.  In every work I work good.

Experience my redemptive power, Child.  Bask in it.  LIVE in it!

Live in redemption for it is provided for you, free for you, but of great cost to me.  Receive for I love to give and I give generously!

Prophets, apostles, historians, scribes, poets, wise men, musicians, even…and most importantly…my own Son, my one and only beloved Son, given for you.  Redemption through the ages.  Oh time, what beauty you possess in the redemptive history of God!  What beautiful tapestry!

Oh, see your redemption!  See it and live, Child!  Live now!  Live redeemed!  Live in the redemption I have provided.  Believe it, Child.  The world cannot see it.  Even my angels long to look into these things.  Do not shirk from faith.  Do not shrink back, Dear One.

You were bought at a price.  Honor me, Child.  Honor me, oh Redeemed of My Kingdom.

With me is FULL redemption.  It is finished.

The vaults of heaven reverberate with the redeeming power of My Love!

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LOVE AND HATE DEFINED

IS THIS…

rainbow-heart LOVE?

The wicked… freely strut about when what is vile is honored by the human race. Psalm 12:8

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

OR IS THIS LOVE?

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We love because he first loved us.  1 John 4:19

(and) who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age.  Galatians 1:4

love_hateDEFINED

Two definitions

Of the word “love”

One unholy

The other pure

One freely flows

From God above

The other muddy

with earth’s allure

One penned in Truth

And sacrifice

One allusion illusion

And penned in pride

For Love’s Author

He authors life

The other author

Writes to deride

And sully love’s

Definition

And cloud it with

A veiled deceit

By using man’s

Flawed opinion

To define this word

Like weed and wheat

The difference

Vast and agape

Enough to make

Even God sigh

The opposite of

Love?  Not just hate

The opposite

Of love is “lie”!

Amy (C)

1-26-2017

youarelovedGod is love. 1 John 4:8

karl-barthJesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  John 14:6

For the TRUE definition of LOVE go here.

Jesus, You bled red for man and for his salvation. May we be DEFINED by YOUR love and not the love of the world.   May all who read, believe, repent, be baptized in Jesus name, and come forth born again a new man of Truth.  May they, completely…TRULY… loved and forgiven, leave their old Adam of lies and deception behind.   In Your name I pray, Amen!

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Oh Baby!

(Proverbs 27:6NIV)   Wounds from a friend can be trusted.

slap

(Deuteronomy 32:39 NKJV) ‘Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.

SLAP

Salt and light set on a hill,

Beaming down to, dead men, kill.

Wounded by light, healed by it, too.

Where can I flee?  What can I do?

I must learn it’s pain to embrace,

Knowing this slap upon my face

Made by a friend, perfect ordained,

Will open dead eyes to heaven’s gain.

Just like a babe, earth’s entrance makes,

Sometimes a slap to life awakes!

Amy    (C)

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(Hosea 6:1 NKJV) Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.

c-spank-paddle(Psalm 107:20)  He sends his word, and heals them, and delivers them from their graves.

delivered-babyOh Glorious Light!  Light in darkness.  Light of the world.  Light in me.  Great Physician. Deliver us!  Wound us with your word, and heal us with your word, that we may have eternal life!  Amen.


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