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I am probably going to make a lot of people mad at me but I just can’t help it.  When a true Christ following Christian sees something that is called “Christian” and yet has nothing at all to do with Christ, something has to be said.  I admit that I may not be the one to say anything on this subject and if you disagree with my take on this subject that is totally fine with me.  If you think I am judging then so be it.

Jhn 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

judge in the Greek is krino which means : to pronounce an opinion concerning right and wrong

righteous in the Greek is diakaios which means :  rendering to each his due and that in a judicial sense, passing just judgment on others, whether expressed in words or shown by the manner of dealing with them.

A Psalm is a sacred song or hymn.  David was a psalmist.  He wrote songs to the LORD about the LORD.  With that being said, I do not think that Punk Rock music is Christian at all.

To be Christian or call yourself or your music Christian is to say that you are Christ-like.  David the Psalmist was a man after God’s own heart.

Christian means:  decent, respectable. pertaining to or derived from Jesus Christ or His teachings.

Punk Rock means:  a type of rock-n-roll characterized by loud, insistent music and abusive or violent protest  lyrics, and whose performers and followers are distinguished by extremes of dress and socially defiant behavior.

I can not see my Lord having a type of music that is loud and insistent with abusive or violent protest lyrics.  I also can not and do not read any of David’s Psalms (music) as being that way.  When I think of Christ my Savior, I do not think of someone gyrating around wearing skinny jeans and yelling into a microphone!  I do not see Him flinging His head back and forth in a head banging motion.

It is time that the true Christ following Christians rise up and let the world know that God is a HOLY God and He can not and will not look upon sin.  It is time that we stop sugar coating our words so that we don’t offend others.  Christ is offensive to those walking in darkness.  The true word of God is offensive to those walking in darkness.  It is time that so-called preachers actually get a hold of God and seek His wisdom in what should be said in the pulpit.  It is time we have a true movement of God in this world.

2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Only when we humble ourselves and pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways, THEN He will hear from heaven.  We are a Christian nation yet we do not act like it.  Everyone goes about doing their own thing and doing what is right in their own eyes, but does anyone ever ask God if it is right in His eyes?   Keep your eyes focused on God and His ways, not ours.  We are frail humans and we mess up constantly.  God will never fail and His ways are perfect.

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The human head is a functioning member of the body.  When I started this study, I looked up the function of the head.  Your head holds your brain and 4 of your 5 senses are connected to it.  If you had no head, you have no brain.  The brain monitors and controls the human body.  No head, No brain.  No brain, no life.  With that being said, let’s dive in shall we.

1 Corinthians 11:3

But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.

Ephesians 5:23

For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, His body, and is Himself its Savior.

 

Now you may stop reading after this because most women don’t like the next verse.  As a matter of fact, I didn’t like this verse much before until recently.  🙂

Ephesians 5:22

Wives submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

This does not mean that you don’t have a brain or an opinion of your own.  If you knew what your husband will have to answer to at the end of his life you wouldn’t think submitting is that bad a thing.  Your husband must answer for you, the kids and himself.  Your husband IS the head just as Christ is the head of the church.

James 4:7

Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

If you are in submission to God, then being in submission to your husband should be, and is the same.  A husband that is truly a Christ following Christian, will not rule with an iron fist.  He will be just like Christ.  Christ rules in love.  He lives in each one of us.  If Christ truly lives in us, then His love is truly in us and loving others thru us.  He helps us doesn’t hurt us.  Our husband will be the same way.  The line of succession in my home is as follows:

God/Christ     my husband   me    the children

This does not mean that I love my children less.  When the home is run in God’s way, things flow smoothly.  I am also not saying that I totally 100% agree with every decision that my husband makes.  We discuss things and pray about them.  Submitting isn’t easy!  Whether you are submitting to God of your husband you are under submission.  There must be unity in the home.  If you are a true Christ following Christian and your spouse is not this is much more difficult to do.  The states that we are not to be unequally yolked.  The bible talks often about a yolk of oxen.  They are together in unity to get a job done.  Think of you and your husband as a team of oxen that God has put together to get a job done.  If one of you is an ox and the other a cow, they are not the same size and they don’t walk the same.  They are unequally yolked.  They can not efficiently work together to get the job done that God has for you to accomplish.

Genesis 1:27

So God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Men and women were created in the images of God.  We each have gifts and talents given to us by God.  We each also have our place in the family/home.  Unless you are a single mom, you are NOT the head of the home.  It took me a long time to come to terms with that statement.  I am selfish.  I have to have things my way or I am not happy.  This is NOT Christ-like, NOT Christian at all.  My husband is the head of our home.  I submit to my husband because I can trust him.  I trust him because I trust the ONE that leads him, Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

If you look at your marriage like this:

God the Father    =      Husband

God the Son       =     Wife

God the Father and God the Son are equal in diety, but each has their role.  Husband and wife are equal in personhood, but we each have our different roles in the marriage and in the home.

Your husband carries a heavy wight, let’s not add to it by not acting like Christ.

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Stumbling

Jude 1: 24

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy,

God has the power to keep from stumbling those who have put their faith in Him.  Let’s look at the phrase “from stumbling” or in the King James Version it says “from falling”.  The greek word there is aptaistos.  Which means  not stumbling, standing firm, exempt from falling.  By falling or stumbling it means into sin or error.  If your sin or error continues it will lead to a falling away from God.  This is known as a sinner.  Someone who lives in sin, continues to do the same thing that does not in anyway bring glory to God.  God will present the Christian blameless (without sin or stain).  If you are a professing Christian (someone who claims Christ lives in them), then you must not continue in your sin.  It will eventually lead to you falling away.  Confess to God that stumbling block in your life and He will take it from you.  There is no need for it to continuously cause you to stumble.  He is able to keep you from stumbling.

People today look on the outward appearance.  Are you clothes stained or wrinkled?  Did you apply your make-up just right?  Now granted, no one wants to leave their home in ratty old clothes but are you dressed for God when you go out?  God looks at your heart.  Is your heart wearing a sin stained garment?  Check your heart today.

Old song:

Search me O God, and know my heart today.

Cleanse me from every sin and set me free.

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Messiah is the transliteration of a Hebrew word meaning “anointed one”.  Meditation is the contemplation on something, such as the attributes of God, with focused attention.

With that being said, this Blog is wholly dedicated to God and God alone.  His blessings on my life and the lives of the people I love. Not to mention scripture and Doxology or expression of praise to God.  Some views expressed in this blog may offend some, but to the dark world of unbelievers, Christ is offensive.  As each post is being written I am praying for each reader of this blog.  That if they do not know the Mighty King of Kings and Lord of Lords, He would reveal Himself to them in a spectacular and mighty way.  He would capture their hearts and set a fire in their bones that wants only to please Him and bring Him glory.  If you do profess Christ as your Lord and Savior that you would also come to know Him as your friend and Abba Father.  Knowing that the Sovereign Lord will have compassion on whom He will have compassion and mercy on whomever He wills and harden whomever  He wills.  You can find that in Romans 9:15 & 18.

May the LORD bless you and keep you;

May the LORD make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

My the LORD lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.

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