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Monday, August 21, 2017, 04:36 | No Comments »
1st John 2:1-2
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And so that you know if you sin, you do have an Advocate with the Father, and that is Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.
 
We are warned not to sin, but we are human and as humans we are week and it seems easily devised by the subduction of the world’s ways.
 
But when we have slid in to sin, if we have excepted Christ Jesus in to our hearts and lives He stand between us and Father God, we can go to Jesus repent, asking for forgiveness and Jesus will be faithful to forgive us.
 
i was told once that Jesus is the only one between me and a eternal life of hell, that Jesus is like a filter between us and the Father, so that when Father God looks upon us, all He sees is Jesus in us, for God cannot have anything to do with sin, and wall we are still in this body we have the remnant of sin upon us.
 
Only way out; turn to Jesus repent ask for forgiveness turn from your sin and follow Him and His ways.
 
Not forgiven? Then you haven’t asked.

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 12:13 | No Comments »

1st John 2:3-6 By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. Enough said? Do you keep the commandments, His Commandments? The 10; 1 “You shall have no other gods before me” What or who do you put before God? What is more important to you than to fallow the Commandments of God? Who or what do you spend your time with instead of God? 2 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5You shall not bow down to them or worship them” What do you have setting around your life that is more important to spend time with rather than to spend time with God? 3 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain” You are not to misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. how is your language? 4 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Two things hear first what day is the Sabbath? It started out being the seventh day of the week (Saturday). Second most who observe the Sabbath on Sunday still don’t keep it holy dedicated to the Lord, much less not work. There is always an excuse to do something ells. When was the last Saturday you spent the whole day with the word of God opened 5 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. Do you honor your parents or do you ridicule and view them as in the way keeping you from your full potential? 6 “You shall not murder” 7 “You shall not commit adultery” 8 “You shall not steal” 9 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor” 10 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Those are the ten most people don’t mind talking about because even though at times some may be difficult in dealing with they can set them in the back of their minds and ignore them in the most part. But then Jesus comes and in Matthew 22:37-40 and says “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.' This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. On these two commandments depends the whole Law and the Prophets.” Jesus took the ten added two that entail the ten and take the action down to the thinking of the action,,, so what you been thinking about lately, that blanket Blake that cut you off or did you stop and think Jesus you didn’t get ran into???


Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:44 | No Comments »
1st John 2:1-2
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And so that you know if you sin, you do have an Advocate with the Father, and that is Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.
 
We are warned not to sin, but we are human and as humans we are week and it seems easily derived by the subduction of the world’s ways.
 
But when we have slid in to sin we if we have excepted Christ Jesus in to our hearts and lives He stand between us and Father God, we can go to Jesus repent, asking for forgiveness and Jesus will be faithful to forgive us.
 
I was told once that Jesus is the only one between me and a eternal life of hell, that Jesus is like a filter between us and the Father, so that when Father God looks upon us all He sees is the good in us, for God cannot have anything to do with sin, and wall we are still in this body we have the remnant of sin upon us.
 
Only way out, turn to Jesus repent ask for forgiveness and follow Him and His ways.

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 03:05 | No Comments »
1st John 1:5-10
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
If we say that we have fellowship with Him and still walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus God’s Son, cleanses us from all sin.
If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say that we have not sinned, we are saying He is a liar and His word is not in us.
 
Are you still willingly walking in darkness?
Do you feel the things you do are not sinful?
Don’t be deceived by your own lust and desires, for as His word says we have all sinned and fallen short of the love of Christ, BUT if we will confess our sins He will be faithful to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness.
 
 
The word of God says that in the end times wright will be called wrong and wrong will be called right, and we are told to not be deceived.
For those who lvie where it snows; first snow go out on a hill side make a snow ball and start rolling it down the hill it will grow bigger and bigger, big enough hill and it will grow big enough that you can’t stop it, once at the bottom it will set their till the heat from the sun melts it, and as it melts you will find that on the way down the hill it not only picked up snow but that it picked up twigs, leaves, grass, and all kinds of things that you never saw it pick up, but once melted that is all you have left.
 
But if you were to go ahead of the snow ball and clean a path for it, when you got to the bottom you would find your snow ball would not have picked up as much debris, perhaps not any.
 
Life is like that snow ball rolling down the hill, as you go through life you can become so occupied with rolling through that you are not aware of what you are picking up along the way,
A bit of attitude here and there, a little bitterness, some jealousy, anger, pride, self-worth, grumbling, whining and complaining, arraigns … and when we get to the end of life here on earth and our life is melted down what will be left, nothing but a pile of rubbish, all the debris we have picked up along the way.
 
But if we ask Jesus to come in to our lives and then allow His Holy Spirit to lead us on the path He has prepared for us when we reach the end and our lives are melted down the pile that will be left will be love, joy and peace. And if we are allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us we will be going through life slow enough that when we do pick up debris we will be aware of it and can ask to be forgive, and have the debris removed from our lives as we go.
 
Question:
Are you going through life so fast you are not aware of the sin you have packed and are packing around or have you started rolling and become so big in your own eyes that you can’t be bothered to stop and take care of it.
 
Jesus will not always be waiting for you to come to Him to be cleaned, the time will come when He will return and collect His people, the ones who have allowed His Holy Spirit to shine the light and lead them down the path of life that He chose for them, those who have taken the time to repent and allowed the Holy Spirit to remove the darkness from their lives, those who will hear “well done My good and faithful servant, enter in to My Kingdome”.
 
But those who roll through darkness wild and free grasping for the things and ways of this world will hear “depart from Me for I never knew you”
A snowball rolls down a narrow path and once melted, if clean, nothing is left but water. Remember the narrow path that leads to the small gate. You can walk the narrow path but if you pick up darkness along the way and do not repenting, asking to be forgiven and the darkness (the sin) removed from your life when you reach the small gate you are not going to fit through.
 
So wall you still have the opportunity turn to Christ, repent of the darkness in your life and follow the Holy Spirits leading, live a life filled with love, joy, and peace that can only be grasped if you have fellowship with Christ, obey the words of God, and following the leading of the Holy Spirit.
 
See you on the other side.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 02:56 | No Comments »
We are going to take some time and a look at First John and relate it to our daily walk in this world So hold on here we go.
 
1st John 1:1-4
Christ Jesus who has been from the beginning, Christ who is the Word, the Word whom we have heard, He who we have seen with our eyes, Him who we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life and, His Life which was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life of Jesus Christ and that eternal life He has offered to all, Christ was with the Father and was manifested to us, what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.
 
For all Christians it is a privilege and should be a joy to share and tell others of the love and forgiveness offered to us by Father God through His son Lord Jesus.
To live a life that reflects the light of Christ should be the goal of each and every person who claims to be a Christian for to be a Christian means to be like Christ. And just as the moon has no light of its own but is bright in the night sky by reflection the light from the sun, we also in this darkened world should shine bright reflecting the light of Christ, for all to see.
 
In John 9:5 Jesus said        “While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.”
And in John 8:12        “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
Matthew 5:14-16        “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
 
Jesus is the light and we are to be as a lamp or candle shinning His light to this world for we cannot produce any true light on our own.
 
Christ did not give us light to hide it in the church He gives us light to be that city set on a hill as a beckon to draw the world to Him, and as a lighthouse to be a warning to this world of the coming wrath of judgment that Father God will soon lose upon this earth.
 
Christ has given each of us the ability to reflect His light to this world the question is, is your reflector (your life) set to reflect the most light posable? Or is it turned, not pointing directly at the Lord Jesus but pointed at the things of this world?
How bright is your light?
 



Hodgepenny

As time went on He just sat, knoqing, knowing what no one else seemed to know.

But staring in to the red leave's He knew spring was on it's way, and that His life would go on as He reflected on the Love He had felt.

And that no mater how the lonely streets desended upon Him He would continue to shin, as He sat their He could be heard sining softly to Himself,   This little light of mine.

Hodgepenny's philosphy has always been take care of home first, only give to those who are truly in need, never, No never take anything that you have not earned. always spend as much time with the Father ae you can, for His love will guide and keep you through all things, and this will make your life better than great.



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