On Earth As It Is In Heaven
VERSE 4 – Say to them that are of a fearful heart, be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. KJV
If I were to give this chapter a title I would say “Are you truly ready for the Judgement of God”?
Go and gather those people who have wronged you or you haven’t forgiven for whatever reason. In most cultures they set up a big dinner or brunch and invite the person or persons over for a feast and they would sit and talk about their ought that they may have against each other.
In most cases we try to handle the situation ourselves and when it gets too hard to resolve the confrontation then we go running to God to fix it. Now wait look at this way. This is us. Hey God hold on I got it, few minutes later. Okay God I made it worse now you can handle it. We do not realize how much easier it is to just allow God to care of all of our cares.
Here the writer wants you to know that God is coming to save you and he will come with vengeance (punishment, revenge, retaliation, retribution, payback and satisfaction) even with a way to make amends and he will save you. What a mighty God we serve. He is capable of handling our day to day stuff our ups and our downs. No need to sweat the hard stuff, sure we come to him with the things that we are in dire need of when it is due (BILLS, HEALTH OF A LOVE ONE), but never talk about our relationships with that sister or brother; nor do we proclaim the intent of where we would like the relation to go. What do you mean? Your spouse did you know you can speak life into the relationship by telling God where you would like to see your relationship blossom in to. Same can be said for all your relationships. I dare you to try it. God concerns himself with you because he is a caring understanding great and powerful God.
I awoke up with issues this great and wonderful morning. We as a people in this great nation are becoming stagnate, uncouth, ill-bred, puffed up, stiffed neck, cry babies, prideful, deceitful, denying the POWER OF GOD ALMIGHTY!
WAKE UP! See what actions is going to cost the future of children and their children. If we continue to dumb down our nation and improve the intelligent level of those outside and abroad. What do you think will happen when it can be used against them? We don't like how someone else celebrates holidays, birthdays, their nationality feasts and other things and what do we do? Stop and rename it to not to offend anyone but we end up offending on every other end and it was all done for what? To teach how to stand for everything except for what you truly believe, and never ever stand to be be different only if it doesn't offend your neighbor. What are the consequences of our actions?
Question have you ever tried to put the Countries back together? Where you successful? What did you learn?
Isaiah 30 King James Version (KJV)
30 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.
5 They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.
8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord:
10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
15 For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.
18 And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.
20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
22 Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.
23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.
24 The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that theLord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
27 Behold, the name of the Lord cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.
29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the mighty One of Israel.
30 And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
31 For through the voice of the Lord shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod.
32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the Lord shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.
33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of theLord, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.
Let's start with the fruits of spirit Galatians 5:22 - 26 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace. longsuffering gentelness. goodness. faith. 23 Meekness. temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Listen up you who are angry, hurt, feel as though there is no way out or just whatever your case may be. Look here you are doing yourself or others NO GOOD when you lash out for NO real reason. So what you feel the need to quote and or miss quote scripture just to elevate yourself and or justify yourself. YOUR pain does not give you the right to throw your temper tantrum. KNOCK it off! The way you act so will your children and or they just might be embarrassed to have you as their role model. “Well I didn’t ask to be a role model” OH really your child/children look up to you their parent as their role model. Here is the thing your attitude will either bring people towards you or send them running from you. You may think it is cute to have people running away from you, but what if you need that friend or family member to help you after they walked away from you? What if; your stubborn, puffed up attitude is what is holding you back from that raise, a closer relationship with your spouse/mate, your family or even yourself?
You can have a better all-round relationship starting with YOU! All you need to do is turn your life over to GOD and allow him to create in you a clean heart and renew aright spirit with in by Acts 8:16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.) Hebrews 6:4 for it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. John 3:16 simply says God loves you enough to send his own son to carry your sins and your health problems to the cross and he died and he rose again on the third day just for you and me. Listen up GO find a church home call and talk to the pastor of that church and let them direct you into the right way.
I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on Jesus
The second verse most people end up giving the devil so much power, because they refuse to acknowledge that he does come to rob, steel, and kill.
Rob you of your health, wealth, strength, and identity.
Steal your joy, happiness, your security, your hope, and your mind.
Kill you and the things connected to you. This is the way the devil destroys our lives. And yet we allow him to do it. He will put thoughts in your mind and sit back and wait to see if you'll do it. And he even wants to see if you'll entertain those thoughts.
To Entertain those thoughts only gives it more power to act upon. So what is your plan of action? Well I am here to inform you that we all need to pray, fast, and stay in the word of God, spend time with God, we need to diligently seek God's face our very lives depend on it. Like we depend on food to fill us, credit/debit cards to do pay for the things we want or need and list go on and on.
2006-2009 I went through a serious time of depression of crying and praying alot. Needing to make sense of the awkard feeling I was having. Everyone around me focused on my husband telling me to leave him. Only to find myself deeper depressed and about to give birth to number 7. Husband and I having our own problems and then we deciede for him to go to school and drive a truck. Well we decieded for him to drive over the road, and then the floor falls from under me while he was driving. A major set back hit to CPS one of my kids did something that had me spinning out of control and no one knew how bad off I really was. I hid behind smiles and pretended like everything was alright. I was on the battle field of judgement about my mothering skills to me being a wife. Now here is the tripped out thing NOT ONE OF THESE WOMEN WERE MARRIED! What I walked away with these nay sayers were not my problem I was. Married with a problem into a problem and quickly adding to it. At 18 years we started opening up and talking about us and starting over. Now we have become closer and talk about everything no regrets but thankful for the every lesson learned. No one can push you except you allow them and you determine how far they can push you. Some would quickly say this was a Job experience that I went through, but honestly God had to put me in my place so that I would take my place. Eliminate all the unneccessary people in your life who are not appart of your daily life.
Since then my only answer to single women is this: Until young woman you have been in a relationship with one man and are still married to him longer; you still can not tell me how to be married to my husband. I have peace, love, and happiness! God is good.
IT STARTS WITH ME!
I hear so many of my friends and family members saying they must change themselves for..... . Guess what whatever reason you are wanting to change yourself make darn sure it lines up with God. Let me tell you this I am the worst when it comes to changing for a man, family members, acceptance, and whatever feasted my fancy. Guess what it has left me feeling alone and seeking what's wrong with me. You can get so caught up in changing yourself to please the world the word calls you a lovers of pleasure. (2 Timothy 3:3 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God;) Don't get mad or change to the next blog without hearing this I DID ALSO! Did it make me a bad person? Sure it did cause I wasn't true to who I was. Here me! I blamed women more importantly black women for the way I was. Often times I was deemed to be not black because I did't act black? Whatever that meant.My favorite one "you think you are too cute!" Thought never ran through my mind this cycle started for me at age 7 all up to age 47. That's right 40 years, 40 long years. Wait hold on you got saved at 21 and started preaching at 30 how's that?
Did you hear me it started at the age of 7; so it was a habit for me; and yet I still struggle with it today. Let me help you out; everyone in some form of passion wants to fit in somewhere. The catch phrase get in where you fit in does that ring a bell for you? Often times it is the reality of others. When I bowled I could be myself the competitive selfish side. I flowed with awe and ease, but drank to forget the pain at home only to picture the pain and anger towards the pins. Huh. 7 years old trying to be someone I wasn't nice but with a cold hard side. So yes it is sad to say that many people who were around me didn't even know me for real for real. To me I am like a strand from a sweater being pulled, sensitive and yet stands firm hugging at the right moments but can be extremely playful. Ask my children.
Every since I turned 47 I was faced with you used to do.... . Then I questioned the person I saw in the mirror WHO ARE YOU? So I had a little activity that my children and I did. We did a collage of things we like and then one for the things we want. I found I am quite different from how people see me. Now there is a bigger question HOW? I will say this I noticed that even when we allow people to dictate who we are we hold on to one thing that we love. For me wearing dresses and skirts I believed that from the age of 5 my mother told me. What are you holding true to? Build on that it is a start, yes you will stumble like a baby learning to walk but so what. Take back you!
Let's back up for a minute here if you will. For me when I have tried to change for other people but found myself still being unaccepted by my peers and some family members. Not knowing who I can turn to if I needed to talk due to their gossiping about my situation and making it out to be more than what it really was. Then when I was questioned even if I tried to explain they knew better because what someone else said; yep then you are now a liar. How many times have you been called out your name because someone didn't like the way you present yourself, talk or even walk? How about being attacked because you are a different denomination? Has that ever happened to you? How about this one you go to a family gathering and everyone seemingly gives you the evil eye or the awkward silence treatment but fake like they are glad to see you? Well if you answered yes to any of those questions just know that it is not you it is on them. Yes what people say and possibly to you does hurt but know this please don't waddle in it.
How does it begin with you? Well you have a choice to stay true to who you are and not to conform to the people in your neighborhood (not the neighborhood as in where you live but whom you call your friends and family). Look it isn't easy finding out who YOU are really if you constantly trying to please man rather than the God in you. (Ephesians 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all). To please everyone is is to please GOD! You can not please anyone like you can please yourself by pleasing God. You can't love without loving God. Being faithful to anyone without being faithful to God. What ever you do you can't do it without God. Hold on let me let James chapter 4:10 - 17 tell you why.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
This can often leave one with feeling alone and dismayed. How do you get back to feeling whole again? Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which is also in Christ Jesus: If you start with the basics and work yourself into finding out what else God's word says about you.Then you can forget what others are and have been saying or doing to you.
Well I have been there a lot in my day. Boy we call them hater's today!
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