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Needed Hard headed Preachers (15 Feb 2019)

Ezekiel 3: 4-11 God had just commissioned Ezekiel to go to Israel and had put in his hand a roll or a book, and he open it to see what it said and it had written on both sides and what was  written on it was lamentations, mourning and woe. Doesn't sound good does it? (sound like a warning to the Church of today). Then he was told to eat the the roll and go speak to Israel. He opened his mouth and ate the roll and said fill your bowels with this roll. When he ate it it was like honey for sweetness
          As we read this take notice that God has send a man to a hard-headed preacher and hard headed people. WE all have been around some of these one time or another in our Christian walk. God ahead and nod you heads! So for God to reach a hard-headed bunch of the Church, he has sent hard headed preacher that will not bend or bow to the will of the people.
In these last days God is saying that we are getting hard hearted and hard headed. He is saying, I am not talking to a people with strange  speech and strange language. I am talking to you in the American Churches which knows my ways, but have departed from my ways. God has send me to write this to harken unto His Word.
         Lets look at verse 4-6 God says they are hard hearted and then in verse 8. Now to me to be called hard headed is usually not a compliment. I could ask one of you may said to me. Boy are you hard headed! Did you mama drop you on your head as a baby? What am I talking about is "Are you spiritually hard headed and for Christ?"
          I believe when God calls a preacher to declare Hos Word and stand's for what is right, He makes him hard headed. Amen! If they don't preach and study the KJV 1611 and preach from it, then he is a soft headed preacher and needs to booting out the door
Now here here are a few things that I am hard headed about and I not going to budge an inch
Before there was a sinner, there was a Savior. (1 Peter 1:18-20)
             1. A Lamb was slain Rev 13:8
               2. A lamb was sent John 1:29
                    3.A lamb was spoken of Gen 3:15

Before there was guilt there was Grace
                1. Before man was ever strayed
        2. Before man ever sinned
         3. Before man's separation

Before there was punishment of life there was a promise of eternal life. Tit 1:2
1. To those who come
   2. To those who confess
                        3. To those who  accept Christ as Lord

Before there was a Hell, there was a Heaven
       1. For a redeemed people
             2. For a pure and holy people
     3. For a forgiven people

Yes sir. put me down that I am hard headed on these things and I plan to stay this way until He calls me home, things like the KJV a611 Bible. The Blood. The blessed Hope.The Church. The rapture of a perfect Church. I plan to be hard headed and against false prophets. Bragging preacher. tatoo's, back-bitters, back-sliders , blaspheme, bitterness, brawlers, and last Beggers (You know the one that preach propsersity and even send un-anointed hankies and bottled water from a tap, instead of water from Israel. Healing of from cooking oil, all just for 100.00 so they can take a vacation, but an airplane, car and pat salary to their family, so they don't have to work. Please don't be so stupid to send money to these type people
By the way Preacher's, teachers, how does your preaching and teaching and witnessing stack up?

Devilish  Spirit In The Church (Feb 9, 2019)

This may seem a strange title for a message, but is something to be aware of. Satan is out to destroy all of us who are Christians, and what better way for him to do it,than to do his work in the Church ? Yes he there, always just waiting for and opening,and we must always be on an alert, on guard and looking for him.
The book off Job tells us when God asked Satan where he had been, he answered, "From going to and fro in the earth, and walking up and down in." (Job 1:7). You see He was there among the saints.
In the book of James we read; "Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom". (James 3:13). Here James tells us to be wise in the Lord, and have our works adorned with meekness and wisdom. We have to have the wisdom and knowledge of God in knowing how to treat one another. "But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. )James 3:14). If we have envy and strife in our hearts, we need to put them aside and make things right with one another and God. There will be no glory unless we do
The15th verse tell us what kind of wisdom and what kind of spirit this is.' This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish." He tells us that where there's envy and strife, there's  confusion and evil work. So, if these things are found in any local Church, God is restricted His blessings and the work want grow.
       Let's look at ourselves and see if any of these things are present, then do the right thing and get victory over it now!
James tell us of the wisdom which produce a good spirit in the work of God; "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, the peaceful, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy." (v.17) See! We have to be aware of the wrong wisdom and spirit versus the right wisdom and spirit; he tells the difference in the Word.
Now let's take the issues one by one. Are you peaceable with God? If you are, then you will be at peace with others. What about gentleness? How do you deal with your brothers and sisters? Are you gentle or harsh? Are you a person who can be reasoned with? Do you show mercy and love and understanding for others? Partiality-do you treat some others? Do you prefer one over another?. Finally, do you hypocritically pretend to be something you are not? In other words, is your life in God a put on, and not real? If we have good works abounding in our live, then we will be victorious.
          And the fruit of righteousness is won in peace of them that make peace." (verse 18) We are peaceful people, so let us keep peace with one another and not give the devil a foothold. Let Godly wisdom and the Spirit of The Holy Ghost have control over our lives, and eradicate the "devilish spirit."

Lies and Excuses ( Aug 2018)

The Preacher's Diet (Jan 17 2019)
"A preacher needs the tact of a diplomat, the strength of Samson, the patience of Job, the wisdom of Solomon, a cast iron stomach
It was the stomach comment that sparked a thought. These days there are ll kinds of diets-The Adkins diet, The Grapefruit diet and the liquid diet. They are probably are the most selling book on the market.
Yet no one has produce the most obvious diet of them all; the Preacher's diet. Think of the possibilities: there more than a quarter million of us, and fully two-thirds of that number are over weight. Year of fried chicken, and homemade biscuits have taken their toll on God's messengers. With that in mind, I hasten to put forward (and claim all rights to) the Preacher's Diet. Publisher just send you advance royalty checks to my attention.

Breakfast: Everyone knows you can't preacher on an empty stomach (I'm almost certain. I read it in the Bible somewhere). So a nutritious, balanced breakfast is a must. A glass of orange juice is essential: a case of gout can cost you mobility in the pulpit. Then you'll need a couple of eggs (protein, for strengthen to shout during your weak points of the sermon), some ham (you are what you eat, preacher) and a biscuit-but only half the normal butter and jam, (Can't you feel those pounds dropping off already?). These day the doctors advise us to get plenty of fiber, so top off your breakfast with a well-chewed toothpick.

Lunch: After a long, hard morning of Greek, Hebrew word studies and going on the internet looking at sermons, you'll need a hearty lunch. I suggest 1-2 ounces of lean chicken, one cup of green beans, and a slice of melba toast. Of course, I only suggest this to deacons who are giving you problems. Preachers, on the other hand, may choose one item from Column A. (a MacDonald Big Mac, or a 3 piece meal from Church's Chicken) Tow item from Column B. (french fries, baked beans, cole slaw, onion rings), and one item from Column C. (Alka-seltzer, tums, pepto-Bismol). Sure you may lose pounds so quickly on this diet. But I guarantee you the preacher's diet is easier to stick too!

Dinner: With an extended afternoon of sermon preparation, may preachers find it impossible to make it to dinner with out a mid-after snack. From them,I suggest a package of M & M's (plain only)-no need to add calories with those peanuts). Most nutritionists I've consulted (you can just imagine how long that list is) are impressed with the healthy balance of chocolate and preservatives found in just one package of M % M's. When dinner rolls around, I'd encourage you to let up on the discipline a bit and enjoy yourself. After all, you can't diet all the time.

I'd like to hear from the preachers who try this diet. I hope to publish testimonials on the dust cover of our next project' The Preacher's Exercise Book.. If you think the diet was tough, just wait till you've done a bench press with Strong's Concordance, like no pain no gain

The Atheist professor (12 Sept 2018)
Gets His "Come-upperance" From God and Student
 There was a professor of philosophy  who was deeply committed atheist. His primary goal was for one required to take his class was to spend the entire semester attempting God could not exist. His students were always afraid to argue with him because of his impeccable logic.
For 20 years he had taught his class  and no one had the courage to go against him. Sure, some had argued in his class at times, but no one had ever gone "against him" (you will see later what I mean). No one would go against him because of his reputation.
At the end of every semester, on the last day, he would say to his class of 300 students, "If there's anyone her who still believes in God stand up!"In 20 year, no one had ever stood up. They knew what he was going to do next. He would say, "Because anyone who does believe in God is a fool. If God existed, he would stop this piece of chalk form dropping to the ground  and breaking.
Such a simple task to prove that He is God, and yet He can't do it." And every year he would drop the chalk onto the floor of the class room floor and it would shatter into pieces. All the students could do noting but stare. Mots of the students were convinced that God did not exist.. Certainly a number of Christians had slipped through, but for 20 years, but they were afraid to stand up
            Well the following year, there was a freshman who happened to enroll in his class. He was a Christian and he had heard the stories about the professor. He had to take the class because it was one of the required classes for his major. And for 3 months he was afraid, but prayed very morning for the strength to stand up up no matter what the professor said or what the class though. Nothing they said or did could ever shatter his faith, he hoped
Finally the day came. The professor said, "If anyone here who still believes in God, stand up." The professor and the class of three hundred looked at him as he stood up at the back of the room. The professor shouted "You fool ! If god existed he could keep this piece of chalk from breaking when it hit the ground!' He proceeded to drop the chalk, but as he did, it slipped out of his fingers, off his shirt cuff, onto his pleated pants, down his leg and off his shoe, as it hit the ground, it simply rolled away unbroken.The professor's jaw dropped as he stared at the chalk. He looked at the young man and ran out of the class
The young man who had stood up, walked to the front of the classroom and share his faith in Jesus for the next half hour. 300 hundred stayed and listened as he testified of God's love for them an of his power through Jesus Christ.
"And They overcome him by the blood of the lamb, and by the wo4rd of their testimony: and they loved not their lives unto death." Rev 12:11

Are you sick of excuses as I am. Preachers on T.V and the Internet net tell more lies and excuses than any other single person on God's green earth. Now whole just a minute! also there are other people who lie to the preacher. The most common lie is "I'll see you next Sunday,, and the one telling the tale has no intention of darkening the door of the church, the next Sunday or the next, or any time soon. Missing church is bad enough, but compounding your sin with a bald face lie is just as bad, and remember, the Bible says, all liars shall began a slap on the wrist according to the new version of PFOTCC. (Pope Francis The O Catholic Church) for you hard-headed people who can't handle the real truth of where liars are really headed if they don't mend their ways.

When you happen to run into a liar, and you will, they will just dig the hole deeper. They began to make excuse  why they couldn't be at church, or where the miracle after didn't care you sickness. I ave heard them all" The truck want not start. "We were out of peanut butter. The alarm clock didn't go off, even one said the doh ate my Bible and I was trying to fix it. The list goes on and the pity excuses grow longer than Aunts Bessie tongue a a qulitin' bee

Now the is a reason for this. First do you know why those faith healer lie some much. The can't go out and work like most people so they rig up and so they and the devil make a pact. And as for the sinner they don't like to go to church because it gets them close to God and I don't blame them, getting close to God get mighty uncomfortable when you are living like the devil. You can't see nothing but darkness, but when the light is turned on,everything appears to their eyes, even it is already there. God 's light doesn't pick and choose. When it shines down, the good, the bad, and the sinful (Just read about Bro Paul in the Bible) shows, and the sinners squirm like a night crawler on a hot blacktop at noon

Now there is a way to fix that. First if the preacher who lies about that saving miracle water, exposed him or her) any way you can. Now if the sinner want come to church and get a glimpse of God, then just take God to them to them. I don't no any other way as when Jesus said, to got into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in. I don't know of anything stronger than the love of God as a compeller, so when you get  after a sinner because you love their soul and don't want to see them go to hell, you just hound them, love them, pray for them and fast for them, and treat them as Jesus would, pretty soon you can knock down all the excuses they can come up with and wear them down. They might finally show up just to get you to shut up. Hopefully, you will be able to win them outside the church, but if not, I don't know of any better place folks ought to be than in the house of god. Stay after them. They can only lie and  make excuses  so long. As far as the Miracle water healers, you have a button that will change you channel> Amen