Posted by: the warrioress | February 25, 2015

The Tweet Of God

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 I thought this was amusing initially, but once I stopped laughing I began to really think about it;

people may disagree but I have no doubt that this is true ….

Let that sink in for just a minute.

What about your choices, behavior, and the way you treat others, online and off?

Seriously, what do you think God thinks about it?

Are you mean, self righteous, arrogant, proud, or haughty? Do you think you know it all?

Judgmental much? Feel like God’s gift to Christian brethren, mankind, and the unsaved?

Seriously, what do you think God thinks about how you love your neighbors, etc.?

Maybe it’s easier not to reflect on it, or maybe when you do,

you vow to try harder to be better, but like a New Years resolution,

change doesn’t come to fruition.

I care a lot about what God thinks about me.

Do you?

Posted by: the warrioress | February 21, 2015

Shut Up, Rudy!

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Posted by: the warrioress | February 20, 2015

Christianity


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Biblical behavior from the president when he is being attacked, as usual. He turns the other cheek, despite unfounded accusations that he doesn’t love us or America. I have to wonder what God thinks of “the people of the cross” when He observes how they treat this American president.

What knowledge of Christ can that be, which sees not that he is most worthy of our entire obedience? And a disobedient life shows there is neither religion nor honesty in the professor. The love of God is perfected in him that keeps his commandments. God’s grace in him attains its true mark, and produces its sovereign effect as far as may be in this world, and this is man’s regeneration; though never absolutely perfect here. Yet this observing Christ’s commands, has holiness and excellency which, if universal, would make the earth resemble heaven itself. The command to love one another had been in force from the beginning of the world; but it might be called a new command as given to Christians. It was new in them, as their situation was new in respect of its motives, rules, and obligations. And those who walk in hatred and enmity to believers, remain in a dark state. Christian love teaches us to value our brother’s soul, and to dread every thing hurtful to his purity and peace. Where spiritual darkness dwells, in mind, the judgment, and the conscience will be darkened, and will mistake the way to heavenly life. These things demand serious self-examination; and earnest prayer, that God would show us what we are, and whither we are going.

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Posted by: the warrioress | February 14, 2015

Valentine’s Day Blessings!

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God has done amazing, wondrous things lately! I am astounded at how He uses us to His glory!

A young woman pleaded with me to help her escape the man she was living with, whom she said made her feel like a slave, a hostage. She is afraid of him. She fears what he will do next. We’ve made a plan. We will be taking her to a battered women’s shelter. The shelter has already approved her. We are praying for her safe removal from this situation tonight, and also for our safety when this man finds out she is gone. May God bless and keep us all safe under His wing and bring about His will in this matter. May little M. get herself a fresh, beautiful start with God’s powerful hand upon her life from this moment forward. We thank God for bringing her here to us. We thank Him that M. felt safe enough to confide and ask for help.

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There has been another miracle as well!

The other day, last week, a lost chocolate Labrador showed up on my property and I knew he must have someone missing him. It turned out that we kept him for 3 days, feeding and caring for him because he was tired and his paws were sore; meanwhile his owner was praying two hours in the morning and two hours at night, searching and crying out to God for his safe return. I began to go around our area and the vet to have him scanned for a chip. I then stopped into The Dollar Store to ask if anyone had lost a chocolate lab. A lady in the store still had the lab owner’s phone number that the owner had left with management in case someone stopped into the store.

I called her! The lab had been missing nearly 2 weeks by that time. She sent her granddaughter right over to pick “Rocky” up and was shortly reunited with her beautiful dog. God is so good! What amazing ways God has in store for us when we trust Him and seek His guidance.

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Father, thank you for showing me how you hold even an animal’s life in your powerful hands….thank you for a terrific Valentine’s Day! I hope all of you readers were blessed by it as well.

Posted by: the warrioress | February 8, 2015

My Letter to All the Other Christians

the warrioress:

Beautiful, exceptional posting so full of simple truth. Of course, it is these kinds of straightforward thoughts that are often the hardest for some to grasp, sadly….

Originally posted on jessedooley:

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To everyone else who calls themselves “Christian”, Emergent, Progressive, or otherwise,

I often write about fundamentalism; however, this letter is not about them. This letter is specifically for you. It is time to step up. It is time to take back your heritage, your grace-given and God-given birthright. God shows no favoritism. I recently wrote a couple letters to my fundamentalist sisters and brother in which I referenced Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. I stressed how Paul made every effort to convey the fact that the law was not important, but grace. I tried my best to make that message clear.

But to simply use Galatians as a resource to convince another – people who have an exclusive gospel vision – of how you or anyone else should be welcome in “the family of faith” (6:10) would be to miss the point of his letter. Galatians was not written to…

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Posted by: the warrioress | February 6, 2015

High Horses

Offended Republican believers who view Christianity, history, and the Holy Bible through GOP-colored glasses immediately got up on their high horses today, even though President Obama asked them to instead reconsider Christian history in America.

Looking down from lofty perches, FOX News true believers were greatly irritated by President Obama’s history lessons on the Crusades, the Inquisition, slavery, etc. Evidently, these faithful failed to appreciate Obama’s chiding tone at their own self righteousness and forgetfulness that Christianity has also committed tremendous attrocities in the name of God.

This pure hypocrisy exhibited by a willingness to cast stones at Muslim religious extremists, was pointed out by our president to teach and warn, but was not accepted humbly by offended Christian brethren who lashed out in group-think about it in blogs and on Bill O’ Reilly tonight.

I really had to chuckle about this while reading a conservative, “highly-religious” blogger (who also reads and comments here) promptly blast the President over his audacity to lecture good Christians “as he walks in the steps of antichrist..” or some such nonsense.

This man’s outrage over Obama’s comments at the prayer breakfast instantly reminded me of similar responses Jesus got the many times that Jesus chided the Pharisees for similar hypocrisies.

Isn’t it interesting how we are often the very thing we detest in others? We can see their flaws in bright glaring color, but our own pale by comparison. Fortunately, our Lord is not blind like we are. He is quite capable of exposing our arrogant, “holier than thou” words for what they are. God will let a little air out of overblown words and egos when the need arises.

Posted by: the warrioress | January 31, 2015

Vengeance

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It’s so easy to feel deep wrath and rage for the latest beheading that ISIS is responsible for; it’s all over the news! Our president stands with our allies, and is loyal to Japan in their moment of grieving, but I can see a coldness in his eyes; there is a raw determination within him to end ISIS.

Like him, I can feel myself wanting to respond with something that is equivalent to what these monsters have shown the innocents within their clutches, but silently the Lord God speaks to my heart…..

Psalm 94:1
The LORD is a God who avenges. O God who avenges, shine forth.

Proverbs 20:22
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you.

Proverbs 24:29
Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back for what they did.”

 

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Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody. Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.” Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good. –Romans 12:16-20 The Message (MSG)

Jesus teaches me a new way to respond. I am challenged by Him not to be like the world, not to partake of the violence of the world even in the fantasies of my mind. As a Christian I don’t have that luxury. God tells me firmly…..

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Posted by: the warrioress | January 25, 2015

Walk like Jesus

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Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. —Ephesians 5:1-2

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“He that saith he abideth in him,…. As all do that are in him; once in Christ, and always in Christ; they are set as a seal on his arm and heart, which can never be removed; they are in his arms, and can never be plucked from thence; and are members of him, and can never be disunited from him: or dwelleth in him, as in John 6:56; that is, by faith; who under a sense of sin and danger have fled to Christ, as to a strong tower and place of defence, where they dwell safely, peaceably, pleasantly, and comfortably, enjoying whatever is necessary for them.

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The Syriac and Ethiopic versions read, “he that saith I am in him”; loved by him, chosen in him, united to him, a member of his, and have communion with him: ought himself also to walk even as he walked; as Christ walked, lived, and acted, so ought he; that is, to imitate him and follow him, as he has him for an example; not in his miraculous works in raising the dead, healing the sick, and walking upon the waters, &c. which were wrought as proofs of his deity and of his Messiahship, and not intended for imitation; nor in his mediatorial performances, as in his propitiatory sacrifice and advocacy; but in the exercise of grace, and duties of religion as a man, and in a private way; and may chiefly regard walking in love, as he walked, (see Ephesians 5:2);

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and is what is in the following verses insisted on, namely, the new commandment of love to the brethren; which should be to all as his was, and, like his, constant and lasting; and, when the case requires, should be shown by laying down life for them. The “as” is not a note of equality, but of likeness; for it cannot be thought that saints should walk in that degree of perfection, in humility, patience, love, and in the exercise of every other grace, and in the discharge of duty, as Christ did; only that they should copy after him, and make his obedience and life the rule of theirs.”

3By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4The 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; 5but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: 6the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. –1 John 2:3-6

Cross References

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

John 13:15

I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

1 John 3:24

The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.

1 John 4:17

This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.

Treasury of Scripture

He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

1 John 2:4 He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, …

1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness,

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us…

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Posted by: the warrioress | January 15, 2015

Without Sin

I don’t believe that Jesus Christ approves of the death penalty. I think His death on the cross changed the “eye for an eye” mentality of the Old Testament days. Jesus explained this when He dealt with the woman about to be stoned for adultery.

Government-sanctioned killing and murdering of the mentally ill and the poorest in society are not Christ-like behaviors.  These people are often minorities who can’t even afford a good attorney. Killing those who kill is not logical. We have made ourselves into the murderer.

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As Christians, we have to accept a turning from the need to avenge the wrongs done to us; we are to turn to God who will handle wrongs that happen to us in His time.  I’m often surprised at the bloodlust  many Christians express as “godly.” Cheering on death for another seems very anti-Christ to me.

Posted by: the warrioress | January 5, 2015

God’s Not Dead!

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