Christian Suicide Bomber

August 19, 2010

With battle lines being drawn and tempers flaring around the world and at ground zero over a proposed mosque,

it’s time to ask everyone who considers themselves to be a disciple of Jesus of Nazareth,

are you ready to become a Christian Suicide Bomber?

Now as every real student of The Holy Bible knows

“We are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” EPH 6:12 NLT,

so obviously I’m NOT talking about anything to do with real explosives.

But what I’m talking about is what The Apostle Paul’s referring to in Romans 12,

“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”  ROM 12: 1-2 NLT

and in Galatians 2:20 20

“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  Gal 2:20 NLT

And in Romans 6

“Do not let sin control the way you live;[a] do not give in to sinful desires. 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.” ROM 6:12-14 NLT

Who knows what kind of damage we’re causing in the spirit realm when we throw off our sinful nature and instead obey The Holy Spirit.

Every time we refuse to spread gossip about our neighbor down the street, we become a Christian Suicide Bomber.

Every time we break off a conversation with a coworker of the opposite sex who’s getting a little too flirty, we become a Christian Suicide Bomber.

Every time we give money back to a clerk who just handed us too much change, we become a Christian Suicide Bomber.

Every time we resist the urge to scream at our spouse for forgetting to do something  for the gazillionth time and instead not even bring it up, we become a Christian Suicide Bomber.

Every time we wave at a driver who just cut us off instead of showing them the bad half of a peace sign, we become a Christian Suicide Bomber.

The thing about natural Suicide Bombers, as bad as they are, they can only inflict their damage once,

but because we become LIVING SACRIFICES,

we can inflict damage in the spirit world,

over

and over

AND OVER!

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Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven.

And churches aren’t supposed to be meeting places for the holier than most crowd either.

It just seems that way sometimes.

Jesus said it’s the sick that need a doctor, not those who think they are well,or at least are trying to act like they’re well.

That being said in reality a church should really be a spiritual hospital with Dr. Jesus as the Great Physician.  Allot of churches are finally getting that. Thank God mine is one them.

We recognize that there are allot of hurting people out there who if they have to pretend everything’s perfect in their life they’re going to explode.

At Grace Fellowship in the Albany NY area we just started a whole bunch of workshops on a whole slew of issues. Everything from dealing with various addictions, to caring for elderly parents, to Understanding Depression.

The latter was the one that caught my eye.

Most of the time I talk about spiritual issues over at “Lucky Loser” but this needed to be said here.

If your house of worship isn’t a place where there’s a safe place to let your guard down you need to find a place where you can.

Imagine a hospital in the natural  where you had to act like you were well most of the time.

That would suck rotten eggs wouldn’t it?

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Who let the Pigs IN!!!

March 19, 2010

Never mind who let the dogs out!

Who let the pigs in?  Who threw their pearls to the swine?

As in,who let the pigs  into the church so that people with a malevolent agenda could film children and children ministry leaders in some very intimate deeply spiritual moments!!!

I’m talking about one of the most inspirational films I’ve ever seen. It’s inspiring because it totally torqued me off! There is smoke pouring from my nostrils and fire balls over my head!

“Jesus Camp,” is an evil twisted movie that takes the precious innocence of child like faith and makes it out to be something like Hitler’s Youth Program or Mao’s Cultural Revolution.

It looks like some well meaning Christian leaders were conned into letting this serpent, film their youth camp. They of course only show the most controversial radical moments.

So, I’m inspired and proud of all the all the kids in the film and the youth director who got scammed by this snake in the grass film maker.

I wish I could send my kids to a camp like the one in this movie.

If you have NETFLIX on line you can get the documentary “Jesus Camp” on demand.

Just be prepared to be torqued off if you’re an evangelical Christian!

Give a Duck For Christmas

December 17, 2009

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How about giving someone a duck for Christmas?  Not your cup of tea? Then perhaps you’d prefer to give someone a goat, or even a pig!

World Vision has a new gift catalog to help a third world family become self sustaining. They’ve taken the proverb “Teach a person to fish and feed them for life” to a whole new level.

Some of their ideas are a bit pricey.  Not a problem!  You can chip in to help buy a family their own donkey or even help a community dig it’s own deep well for a sustainable water supply.

My favorite though has to be the ducks.  They’re great in flood prone areas like Bangladesh where families loose all their livestock after a bad monsoon season.  Not a problem for ducks.  They’ll still be a around to lay lots of eggs and raise lots of ducklings to sell.

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For Rifqa and Paula 2

November 22, 2009

I’ve been thinking allot about Rifqa Bary’s conversion to Christianity.  It’s to the point where I’ve nicknamed her “Paula” after the great apostle who had his own very dramatic conversion.

It doesn’t matter what this young lady does once she’s free from her parents.  Even if she drops out of sight forever her life and testimony will have a great impact.  Rifqa is a challenge to every on the fence lukewarm Christian everywhere, especially those in our youth groups all across the USA.

It’s time to go all in people.  What if you had to lay on the line as this young lady has?  Would you be willing to pay the price like Rifqa has?  (That goes double for the youth group in my church and triple for everyone in Campus Life where I found the Lord)

Her on fire faith has already inspired thousands to remember her and all those like her around the world whose faith is tested every day.

God bless you Rifqa, we’re praying for you!

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My Weekend Music Thread

November 14, 2009

“I Can Only Imagine” cover
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My favorite blogger Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs besides having a take no prisoners to perdition with being politically correct attitude she also has a Saturday music open thread to lighten things up.   I think a weekend music thread is a good idea.

Twice, I’ve done music posts on the soapbox before

and my other blog even has a theme song . . .

But let’s see if I can keep a weekend tradition of my own going!

For this week there’s my favorite music video of all time,

I Can Only Imagine” by the band Mercy Me

Notice everyone holding up pictures of their dear departed ones.  What joy they must be feeling right now.  “I Can Only Imagine!”

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Going Jihad

November 13, 2009

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Don’t worry, this blog is not about firearms and explosives.

I’m just sick of all the demon possessed Jihadists getting their way and whiny politicians around the world who think they can apologize and negotiate with these loons.

I just need to blow off some steam with some good ole fashioned revival style Pentecostal preaching.

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It’s time for real Christians and real churches around the world to stand up and be counted.  Drop the smarmy PC speech and just preach The Truth in love!

This is all about spiritual warfare.  The kind that is waged because our champion already won the greatest victory and now we’re claiming the prize.

This kind of fighting the followers of Baal (aka Allah) have no clue about because they’re deceived by the father of lies.  But we the people of the book the followers of our Jewish Messiah and Christ to the world who know who the real enemy is we must wage our jihad against him using weapons that are not natural.  These are things like prayer, praise and worship.

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When the suicide bombers and the Ft. Hood madman scream “Allah Akbar”  (“God is Great”)  we should all in one accord and unity respond

“JESUS Is LORD!!!”

or if you really want to shake things up in the spirit world try the more literal. . .

YESHUA IS JEHOVAH!!!”

Take that devil!  I’m tired of you messing with our troops here and abroad.    This country was founded for the glory of the living God and you can’t have it!

Blessed be the Name of The Lord Jesus Christ!

Whew!

That’s more like it.

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