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Paper Pants

It’s OK to have black pants with a red tie,
It’s OK to crawl and scream out, ADONAI!

It’s OK to be held and yell out God’s Name.
It’s OK because He’s felt the same.

He’s been betrayed, bruised and cast aside.
At His lowest He was thrice denied.

He was counted among the poor, lost and broken.
As He hung on the Cross, His Life our Token.

To the one criminal who cursed God and died,
And the other who was with Him in Paradise.

Ages have passed and nothing’s changed,
Some still choose to curse His Name.

But sister nightbirde whispered in my ear,
“God’s on the bathroom floor, and to the broken draws near.”

In memory of nightbirde and inspired by my recent 72 hour hospital stay.

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Return

I see a nation bleeding on one knee, she’s not yet come to know that repenting and turning back to the God of Israel will heal her.

This God of all comfort longs to bind up the wounds of those broken. He is near to the shattered heart and the crushed in spirit.

Yet with scabbed legs, America rises thinking calls to prayer will bandage enough. Not so. She needs to stop eating her own children on the altar of convenience. She needs to return to the Biblical mandate of marriage, Male and Female created He they let no one tear asunder.

Is it any wonder her makeup runs in waters to overflow?

She’s burned on her west side, torn asunder in Mexico and wind tossed from storms that have ravaged her people.

Wake up America! Repent and turn from your sins and turn back to your Maker. Then He will heal your land.

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be set apart to God

I’ve not sat down for quite a while to update you all on the goings on currently. The death of the singer Chris Cornell affected me greatly and I in prayer to God gave Him that burden. God assured me that He is ministering to the Cornell family and He also reminded me to guard and tend the gate of my heart.

The affections of my heart go deep I am a loyal and loving person by nature and as such in the past because of this others have taken advantage of it, or have in some way wounded my heart.

The affections of my heart go deep and I feel very deeply, I am a loyal and loving person by nature and as such in the past because of this others have taken advantage of it, or have in some way hurt my heart.

I’ve forgiven them and moved on but as I draw near to God, He draws nearer to me. 

It says in Proverbs 4:23 Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.

So my challenge to you the reader is to take honest stock of your house, inside of you is there something that has become a high place, an obsession? Something that is first above God?

I recently sold my guitar and remaining music that I had for really not much at all but by doing so God honored my obedience and commitment by showing up and meeting me in my time of need.

When you get serious with God, with actions that follow your intent with thoughts that line up with God’s Word and Who He is then out of your belly will flow rivers of living water.

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The greatest view of the past 

Music is the one thing that connects my soul to memories.
Silverchair reminds me of gut wrenching nights and self inflicted red soaked bed spreadsheets and too much ephedrine diet pills half out of my run on sentence mind.

Elliott smith reminds me of rose marching bands with the only muck left after the party being the long long long vomit in the kitchen sink with shadows pacing the floor of a fond farewell.

Alice In Chains reminds me of a tollbooth collector nightmare beckoning to feast upon sores that make a living milking scars.

Many other artists, lyrics, songs and intonations blend into a: ” Plea away, let the cables sleep darling”

I threw out depressions music once before and listen it still echos.

It’s why worship music is the only thing spinning these days, to keep away the life I walked away from. 

Be careful little ears what you hear, for the Father up above is looking down in love.

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God’s Detours are Painful

When the Teacher (God) gives test, there isn’t talking.

Allow God to develop your character in the detour’s of life.

Depending on your willingness to yield to God and obey His leading you can take the 10 year detour or the 1 month detour.

The areas that are tests will strip you, get worse and all hell will break loose.

When you are wrapped up in something God will strip you down so that He will become the center of your attention.

And as you call upon Him for help He will lift you out. Because you see it’s not about ‘us’ we die daily to us. And live in and through God.

And Yet:

[I do it because, though He slay me, yet will I wait for and trust Him and] behold, He will slay me; I have no hope—nevertheless, I will maintain and argue my ways before Him and even to His face. Job:13:15

Later after God responded to Job the response was:

Then Job said to the Lord,

 I know that You can do all things, and that no thought or purpose of Yours can be restrained or thwarted.

 [You said to me] Who is this that darkens and obscures counsel [by words] without knowledge? Therefore [I now see] I have [rashly] uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

[I had virtually said to You what You have said to me:] Hear, I beseech You, and I will speak; I will demand of You, and You declare to me.

I had heard of You [only] by the hearing of the ear, but now my [spiritual] eye sees You.

Therefore I loathe [my words] and abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.

Job 42:1-6

Remember when Job had everything taken from him from God? When Job’s wife said ‘Curse God and die.’ The end of the story oh the end, hold out dear one’s for God’s breakthrough for He is our prize He is our Higher Calling Pressing onward and upward if we endure with God’s help allow Him to carry us when we cannot.

This happens:

 And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.

 He had also seven sons and three daughters.

And he called the name of the first Jemimah, and the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-happuch.

And in all the land there were no women so fair as the daughters of Job, and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.

After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons and his sons’ sons, even to four generations.

 So Job died, an old man and full of days.

Job 42:12-17

Hold out to the end beloved, having done all stand.

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The Valley of Decision

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision (judgment)!
For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision [when judgment is executed]. Joel 3:14 AMP 

 

The sword passes,

Throughout the land.

Blessings granted,

Torn from hand.

 

Turn!  Choose life-

Repent of sin!

Walk with God,

Delight in Him!

 

If you obey,

God will bless.

But He is jealous,

for your best.

 

He requires,

Heart, soul and mind;

Not ‘your way,’

But, loyal divine.

 

To obey is better,

then martyrs death.

To Love Him Who,

gives Life Breath.

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Answer His Call

With many other words he (Peter) warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”  Those who accepted his (The Good News of Yeshua) message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. Acts 2:40-41

What is needed? The Love of Jesus, the Love that passes all understanding. There is a counterfeit a fake ‘love’ (lust for things to fill the God shaped void) that the world offers but in the end it leads to death and the things of this world are passing away and not eternal.

This message isn’t new to you dear readers and sadly God is shouting at us ‘Repent dear children and turn back to me.’

How many more will be slain before the light-bulb goes off?

This I say to myself as well for as it’s written:

Don’t you know that unrighteous people will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don’t delude yourselvespeople who engage in sex before marriage, who worship idols, who engage in sex after marriage with someone other than their spouse, who engage in active or passive homosexuality, 10 who steal, who are greedy, who get drunk, who assail people with contemptuous language, who rob — none of them will share in the Kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 9:9-10 

The truth is without grace none of us no not one can come to the Father except for the blood of Yeshua (Jesus.) But that grace isn’t a licence to do what we please but with reverent fear of God (because as you choose to grow closer to God through spending time with Him you don’t want to do anything that will come between yourself and God.)

You begin to keep a short account meaning repentant each day as you become more sensitive to God’s Love and the Holy Spirit.

Dear readers, you know this you are aware of this I charge you to come to your senses and repent turn the other way and cling to Jesus like a magnet to a refrigerator!

Shine the light of Jesus without fear! Be bold in the Lord and comfort those who morn, be a light to a dark and twisted world that is blind leading blind.

God brought me to the light and I am three years self mutilation free only though coming to the end of myself, working through issues with God in a safe place I could do so and still am respective to the direction of the Lord.

Anyone can come and be healed, stay healed and partake in the river that is within those who are Children of God.

Come away my love He calls, come away from the mess of this world and seek Me without stopping and you will indeed find Me.

Will you answer Him as He knocks as the door of your heart? Eternity hangs in the balance. Invite Him in, and begin the greatest love adventure of your life!

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Obey the Lord

Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
As in obedience to the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed [is better] than the fat of rams.  1 Samuel 12:22 AMP 

The world is passing away, and with it its lusts [the shameful pursuits and ungodly longings]; but the one who does the will of God and carries out His purposes lives forever.  1 John 2:17 AMP

Do everything without murmuring or questioning [the providence of God],  so that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish in the midst of a [morally] crooked and [spiritually] perverted generation, among whom you are seen as bright lights [beacons shining out clearly] in the world [of darkness],  Philippians 2:14-15 AMP

God’s convicted me as a child of His to obey what He says. To obey Him is better then sacrifice because obeying is more often things that are painful.

It does not matter what ‘everyone else’ is doing. God will ask me one day what I was doing and I will give account for everything said and everything done in my life to be tested by fire in heaven.

The closer you get to God, the more sacrifice that is involved in getting closer. The more you love God, the more you let go of what is ‘here’ for what he has.

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