Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Setting here wondering

As I was setting here wondering. I thought friends were just that friends. But this past week I found out differently. When I become someones friend, I am just that a friend through thick or thin. I will not tell someone else any secrets they may tell me, I listen and console when I think they need my friendship. I am there if they need me and I accept them as they are, faults and all. We find things we have in common and we become friends. Some right off the bat. Others it grows. But to turn that friendship off just like that -- I don't know how someone can do that.
I do not put them down for what they think or do. I know not everyone has everything in common. But don't you still like your friends even if they have different thoughts and ideas about things than you do?
I have never disliked a friend because I knew they were a Jew or Catholic and had different ideas than I did about the Bible. I know we each have to learn at our own pace and time. The Lord shows us things when we want them to be known.
I know they go by their Bible and I go by my KJV. But that is the thing I GO BY MINE. Not just a word here and there but literally by the *Bible*. The words the LORD put down in there.
The Lord says to not *add* to his word or *take away from* it. So that is why I stick with the KJV, it is the only Bible that has NOT been re-written in over 200 years. Even the NKJV has been re-written and words have been added and taken out of the Bible.

Revelation 22:19

King James Version (KJV)

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

To me this is saying if I read a Bible that has been written with the words added or taken away from and I false witness to someone from those words--I am no better than the person/s that wrote the book I was quoting from.
Some say the the KJV is hard to understand. Well it maybe but I always ask for the Lord's guidance when I start reading and he teaches me as I read.
When/If you get to heaven how do you expect to be able to talk to the Lord if you can't speak and understand his language?
You think you're actually going to be able to *ax* him a question?
Do you think he speaks slang? I doubt it.
No one ever said living the christian life was going to be easy. Yes if you want to shine and wear your Christianity on the outside, you need to be strong. That means you'll be shunned by many. You need to be consistent. Don't waiver from your actions.
Don't laugh at those stupid jokes that you know aren't really funny. Just so you can fit in with others.
Even Pastors can be leading you astray.

Jeremiah 5:20-35

King James Version (KJV)
 20  Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying,
 21Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
 22 Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
 23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.
 24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
 25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.
 26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
 27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
 28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
 29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
 30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;
 31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

This is saying just that. That even back then people found it easier to listen to false prophets and priests saying what they thought was God's word rather than THE TRUE WORD. It is so simple to just read the Bible and go by what it says. If it says to NOT do something, then DON'T do it. 
There is no such thing as a little white lie. A lie is just that a LIE. No matter how you tell it.

No where in the Bible does the Lord say to actually celebrate his son's birth date. He tells us that his son was born because he loved us so much.

John 3:16

King James Version (KJV)

 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

He made it easier for us to go directly through Jesus to be saved. Now that is love if ever I knew it. I don't know any dad here on earth that would have a baby boy just to have it be crucified 33 yrs. later. 
He gave us 10 commandments to follow:

Exodus 20

King James Version (KJV)

Exodus 20:1-17

 And God spake all these words, saying,
 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
 13 Thou shalt not kill.
 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
 15 Thou shalt not steal.
 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

So simple are these commandments but so hard are they to follow for so many of us. Going backwards up-
how many have said "I wish I could afford a car like they have-, or I want what they have?" That is coveting.
What about I think it was him/her I seen. That is false because you don't know for sure. Or they did something like that in the past why didn't they do it this time also. False witnessing when you didn't actually see someone do something.
Everyone has stole in their life. It's true. Have you ever taken a piece of candy from your sibling without asking? That's stealing. Every "borrowered" a piece of clothing from a sibling and told them later? Stealing- you didn't ask first. Same goes with a tool from a dad or friend. Stole first and told them later. Borrowing is asking first.
Adultery- another one everyone has done. Have you ever looked at someone and "google eyed" them. Looked at them with lust in your eyes or undressed them with your eyes, then you have already committed adultery.
Shall not "kill". Another one we have probably all done. If just in our minds. The Lord knows what we think. We have all gotten so angry that we have probably wished someone had never been born. In doing that we have killed them before they were born. Or someone was born but given away because they weren't wanted or didn't fit into that person's life at that time. In actuality what you did was *KILL* that child from your life. You removed it from where the Lord put it.
Honour thy father and mother- do any of us really honour our parents? When we are old enough to rebel we did. We started doing things our way and acted up every chance we got. We are the ones who put those grey hairs on our parents heads from them worrying about us. Staying up at night wondering if we were safe. But we never realized that until we were parents. That chain needs to be broken- but when? When will the honouring of the father and mother ever start?
Keeping the sabbath holy has been hard to do for many of us. It's not that we need to find time to gather all the family to go to church. As we ARE the church. The Bible tells us that. But for many years no one takes the time to just gather together on one day and REST. NOT work but REST. Make it about the LORD. Remember why we are even here.
Why is it so easy to Blame the Lord for everything that goes wrong in your life. You step in a mud puddle and you curse the Lord. You misplace your keys and curse the Lord. Taking the Lord's name in vain is wrong. Why don't you just use your own name instead? What did the Lord ever do to you? He didn't make you step in that mud puddle, or put your keys where you wouldn't remember them. 
There is but ONE God and he is a very Jealous God. There is no sun god, or moon god, or tree god. Just one very loving, kind God. The God who made us and without him we wouldn't be here. Plain and simple. 

I have gotten lots of back lash for following the Lords word this time of year. I even lost a friend over it. Which was sad but, I find not all Christians are true Christians. They like to talk the talk but not walk the walk. I myself walk the walk and follow the Lords word. I do fall but I admit my failures. This time of year we do NOT indulge in the christmas spirit as God never actually told us when Jesus was born. So we do NOT celebrate Jesus's birth in December. As we believe he was born at a different time. if you read the Bible and do the math you will see he was. 
But we also follow the Bible where it tells us NOT to indulge in what the heathen do. I know I was really disliked for that word. But I am not judging if I am quoting our Lord. 
See Below:

Jeremiah 10: 1-5

King James Version (KJV)

  1 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
 4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

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