The last few weeks I have gotten some wonderful feed back, about some of my blog posts.
My purpose and my prayer is that this blog brings people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.
Being brought up Catholic, I had heard the Bible stories, believed Jesus died for me and yet never knew I could know Him.
After much prayer, that if He (God), was real I wanted to know a God of Power, not just of hot wind.
He brought me to Christian Retreat in Bradenton Fla.
They believed and taught me for 3 years, as I worked as a cook, to study the Word for myself, with out Denominational Glasses.
When I first left school, I thought you needed to believe like I do, or you were not a good Christian. Thank God, I grew out of that.
As I found truth in the word I had not been taught I was excited, it was new revelation to me. My eyes were opened, some others were not excited.
We find all sorts of Denominations that do not except the truth of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is for today.
Where in my understanding, Jesus told us to wait to receive, so we would be equiped for the ministry. This includes all the Gifts in 1 Cor. 12-14, Eph. and Romans.
So I find myself knowing, reading and learning from the KJ only people, Baptists, Catholics, Prosperity Preachers, even the UMC, where I play piano, lead praise (not so much now), and teach OT.
I feed on the truth… backed up by 2 or 3 scriptures, chuckle at some harmless bad Doctrine and throw out the dangerous Doctrine.
In my old age I have realized, if we agree we love and serve Jesus, the rest is the color in Gods garden. He made us all as we are, and loves us even if we are wrong, if our hearts are right.
I leave you with these three scriptures…
“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”
“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”
If you meet the above criteria, you are my brother. It is your responsibility to study to shew yourself approved, rightly dividing the word of truth.
So don’t take my word, or another mans word, as the ultimate truth; KNOW FOR YOURSELF, WHAT TO BELIEVE BY THE STUDY OF THE WORD.
Lord, I pray I lead no one anywhere, except closer to You. Amen