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Monday, September 17, 2018, 09:26 | No Comments »
Jesus says in Matthew 24: 20 to pray that your flight will not be in the winter or on the Sabbath, beings He has told us to pray this it must be very important that we do, but how many times in church have you been told you need to do this; personally i have never heard it in a church service or a bible study.
 
But it must be rather important for Jesus Himself to tell us to do so, i have done this for several years when i think about it which is about twice a week, but because of the way things are going out there in the world i am making a commitment to do it every morning when I am talking with the Lord.
 
And Lord i ask that my flight won’t be in the winter or on the Sabbath
 
i don’t have to or need to know what that totally means i have to understand that Christ Himself has told me to do it, so I better do it, and if you call yourself a Christian you should be doing it also
 
Mat 24:20-22
“But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short".

Monday, September 10, 2018, 18:53 | No Comments »
Forgive me for this taking so long to put together the research took longer than i thought it would.
 
Part of satan’s strategy to destroy man’s trust in God has been to attack His claim as the Creator. Obviously, the theory of evolution is part of the deceptive and plans to destroy the soul of man. While many Christians reject the theory, many are still falling into the devil’s trap of denying God’s sovereignty over the earth by twisting or even destroying the observance of the Sabbath. By spreading false information and man’s desire to trust in manmade traditions over the unquestionable word of God in Scripture, millions of Christians have been led to disregard ignore or even disbelieve and reject the importance of observing the Sabbath.
Exodus 20:10 “The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord: … in it you shall not do any work”. No one can read this and disagrees with the clear meaning of the scripture, yet millions are finding ways to not follow it.
 
Because of the general ignorance, or willingness to accept the words of God in the Bible that is in the church and the cunning twisted arguments Satan has come up with, there is a deception that has been accepted in the church that is against the holiness of the seventh day in favor of the observance of Sunday.
Sense we are to fallow and obey God’s law over the theories of men, let’s take a look at some facts about the seventh-day Sabbath.
    1. The Seventh day Sabbath Establishes God’s Authority over man Satan hates the Sabbath because the Sabbath identifies the true God and His claim of ultimate control rule over mankind. God set aside the seventh day of the Creation week as a holy day of rest and remembrance, a day for mankind to rest and remember the creator and His ability to create all things and His authority over them.
In Exodus 20:8–11 God wrote: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labour, and do all your work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God: in it you shalt not do any work. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and made it holy”.
We are to remember the Sabbath, because to forget the true Sabbath is to forget the true Creator, God did not say remember to pick a day and call it the Sabbath He said the Sabbath is the seventh day of the week and to remember that.
 
Does it really matter what day the Sabbath is on?
Are we to change the Commandments to suet our own desires or are we to fallow and obey the words of God?
 
     2. In the Bible the seventh day is called “the Sabbath of the Lord,”
Mark 2:27 “Jesus said to them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
 
     3. Every word of God’s Ten Commandments was written by His own hand in stone. Every word is serious and meaningful. No line in them is vague, unclear, confusing or mysterious. There is no one who honestly in there heart can say there is any confusion about the words “seventh day.” So why do so many overlook ignore or want to give new meaning to these two words, when all other word in the commandments is considered to mean just what they say?
 
Satan wants the world to accept Sunday as the day he has chosen for worship, and there is even a belief out there that any or every day should be a Sabbath day to the Lord that is because for Satan any day will do just as long as it means we’re breaking God’s command.
Genesis describes the origin of the Sabbath: Genesis 2:1–3 “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made”.
 
So which day did God bless and sanctify? The seventh day
And how was it to be kept holy? By resting
And the other six days God commanded not to rest those days but to work.
Does God’s blessing make a difference? Definitely YES
The seventh day is different from all the other days because it has God’s blessing.
 
 
God never gave man the privilege of choosing his own day of rest, in the Bible we are shown that the Sabbath is a set day each week it is settled and confirmed by God Himself. In Exodus 16 God worked three miracles every week to For 40 years to show Israel which day was His chosen holy day:
1. No manna fell on the seventh day
2. Six days a week they could not keep manna overnight without it spoilage
3. But when they kept manna over for the Sabbath, it remained fresh
 
But some Israelites had the same idea as many Christians today. They felt that any day of the seven is okay to be the Sabbath and keep holy but if you read in Exodus 16:27, 28. “It came about on the seventh day that some of the people went out to gather, but they found none. And the Lord said unto Moses, How long will you refuse to keep my commandments, and my laws? Behold, how the Lord has given you the Sabbath: therefore he gives you the sixth day bread for two days: tarry therefore every man in his place: let no man go out of his place the seventh day. So the people rested the seventh day”.
God accused them of breaking His law by going out to work on the seventh day.
Would God say the same thing to those who break the Sabbath today? Yes i think He would and does. Hebrews 13:8 “The Lord is the same yesterday, today, and forever” He has not changed His mind on what day we are to keep holy, as to what day is the Sabbath.
 
     4. Do we know the true seventh day
Some reject the seventh day Sabbath because they have sucked into the belief that we don’t know which day it really falls on now days, so picking any day should be okay. But this is a misconception a delusion.
Here are proofs that identify the true Sabbath day.
     a. According to Scripture, Christ died on Friday and rose on Sunday, Sunday the first day of the week. Practically all churches today acknowledge this by observing Easter Sunday and Good Friday.
     b. Luke 23:52–56 “this man went unto Pilate, and pleaded to get the body of Jesus. And he took His body down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn in stone, where no one before was ever laid. And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath was about to begging.
The women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the tomb, and how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment”
 
This is clear evidence that Jesus died the day before the Sabbath! The day of His death was a “preparation day” because it was the time to get ready for the Sabbath. Notice, then, that the women rested over the Sabbath “according to the commandment.” The commandment says, “The seventh day is the Sabbath,” so we know they were resting on Saturday. The next verse Luke 24:1, 2 says, “But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,”
 
     5. The calendar has not been changed so as to confuse the days of the week. Just as we know that Jesus and His followers observed the same day as Moses, we can be positive that Saturday is seventh day of the week and is the same day Jesus observed.
 
Pope Gregory the 8th did make a change to the calendar in 1582, but he did not change the days of the week He changed Friday, October 5, 1582, to be Friday, October 15, 1582. He did not change the order of the days.
 
     6. The Jews have observed Saturday as the Sabbath from the time of Abraham, and today many still do continue to observe a Sabbath they have known for more than 4,000 years.
 
     7. Over 100 languages on earth use the word “Sabbath” for Saturday. One example, the Spanish speaking people use the word “Sabado,” which means Sabbath for our word Saturday.
 
In all of these languages Saturday was recognized as the Sabbath day and was incorporated into the very name of the day.
 
The Sabbath Is Not a memorial of deliverance out of Egypt and it is not meant to memorialize the resurrection.
 
The Sabbath is one day a week … Saturday
It is a Blessed Day, blessed by the Lord
And it is a day of rest unto the Lord
 
So what are your plans for this Saturday???

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 04:07 | No Comments »
Do you know the words of Jesus or do you know Jesus
Or do you spend more time on social media, shallowly associating with people you call friends whom you truly do not know?
Trying to gain the approval of ones who truly do not care about you,
as to who you are or what talents you may have.
 
Take an average Tuesday and keep track of how many times you check your phone,
how much time you spend on social media,
how much time texting,
how much time watching tv and or movies,
how much time reading the word of God,
how much time thinking about what you read,
how much time studding the word not just reading it.
 
For where your heart is, is where you spend your time!
Where do you spend your time?
 
i know a lot of times my life is spent in the world not the word and that needs to change.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 05:11 | No Comments »
How many times must one go through something before the question is asked “what am I doing wrong?”
Why did the children of Israel wonder in the wilderness for 40 years?
 
Exodus 14:10-15
As Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the LORD
 
Then they said to Moses, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt? “Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.” But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever.
 
“The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent.” Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward.
 
You may read Exodus and think so what does that have to do with me, well take a look at this
 
As the world draws close to you to overtake and devour your being, as the worlds society is slowly moving forward to eliminate all Christianity from the face of the earth, will you say to the Christians who have shared the word of God with you and who have spent time with you teaching you the ways of the Lord; [When I was in the world did I not say leave me alone that I might fit in and be excepted by the world may serve the worlds ways? For it would have been better for me to serve the world than to die lonely and unknown?]
 
To answer the second question from above they wondered for 40 years due to a lack of commitment to the Lord God, they had a lack of faith.
 
You may not use these words but the auctions of man speak louder than words, if you have to turn to social media, sports, or any other activities to feel your life has value and worth, than your life is sadly on the wrong path,
And you will wonder in the wilderness just as the children of Israel did; not trusting God only concerned for their own wellbeing and comfort.
 
Being a Christian is to live a life of sacrifice and obedience to the Lord, doing the right thong even when those around you put you down for doing so. the generation of Israel that left Egypt were not allowed to enter into the promise land do to their unbelief in Father God or Jesus.
 
The same as those who call themselves Christians (to be Christ like) not all will be allowed in to the Kingdome of heaven.
 
So the question is,,,,
Will you continue to wonder through this world trying to fit in to the world and its ways or will you trust in the Lord and live for Him?
 
Are you looking for self-gratification and a way that seems smooth and unabrasive to this world or are you interested in entering that small gate?

Monday, September 3, 2018, 06:40 | No Comments »
Question, do you know Christ Jesus or do you just know His words and concepts? When you quote the words from the bible is it any different than speaking a quote from your favorite move?
 
To quote a line from a move does not make you that person nor does it make you a part of that person’s life, and i think that a lot of people who quote the word of the Lord are in the same position.
 
The word of God says you can tell a true believer by their fruit.
 
And Matthew 7:13-14 Jesus tell us “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it for the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
 
That word Jesus spoke should cause you to stop and think about how you live your life, are you a hearer of the word or are you a dower of the word is your life that is one dedicated to do the will of God or to do your own will in hops you can sway God to see things your way?
 
For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
 
One way to tell if you are on the narrow path; is your life the same as the majority of the population or are does the path your life is taking seem to go against the flow of the people around you?
 
We make choices every day to either do the will of God or not following the thoughts and teachings of this world or man is making the choice to go down the broad path that leads to destruction the path of least resistance.
 
If you are going to calm to be a Christian than live the life which Christ lays out for each of us to live read Matthew 5,6 and 7 study it know it imbed it in to your heart mind and then live it out, take that narrow path, stop trying to please people and stat pleasing the Lord Jesus, don’t be so worried about if someone likes you on social media and start being concerned if you are pleasing God.
 
Psalms 1
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.
 
Who will you live for yourself, man, this world or for Christ who died for you so that you may live with Him forever in heaven?
 
What fruit is your life producing?
Which path are you taking?
think about it



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 as 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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