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My journey with God from season to season

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Mother’s Flower Pot Garden

Friday nite supper at the parents consisted of fresh picked green beans, boiled butter potatoes, fried catfish, and homemade peach cobbler! My mother threw down last nite! Nothing like fresh green beans! I considered growing green beans this year, but decided not to. Next year, it’s on! Mom has 7 tomatoes! Yeah mom! One is almost red enough to pick. She doesn’t work in the yard anymore, so she buys this huge commercial flower pots and grows her vegetables and flowers in the front yard. Among her actual flower pots you’ll see her tomatoes, greens later in the fall, onions, and herbs. You’ll never be able to get Brownfield out of her veins. When she bought her tomato plant at Wal-mart last month, it already has 2 tomatoes on it. OMGosh, it took her forever to decide on THE perfect plant! LOL! She did good. I drove by, but couldn’t stop the other day, and dad was sitting under the Bedford pear tree, watering her flower-pot garden with the garden hose. I called back later, and he said he and mom had finished up working in the yard and he was her water boy. He used to not like gardening. He was the city boy and she was the country girl. He’s enjoying himself now, cause he likes to eat out of Mother’s flower-pot garden.



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If God Doesn’t Agree With It, Don’t You As The Redeemed Go Off On A Limb And Agree With It

“I tell you the truth, whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.

I love how Christ is always forthcoming, never mincing His Words, never allowing any grey matter in his speech in how the kingdom of God works.

The word permit according to the dictionary, means to allow access, to let thru, to send.

In recent weeks, the state of Illinois has been considering same-sex marriage, which as those of us who are of the Redeemed by Christ know, is not acceptable, nor sanctioned by God. God flat out does not mince His words in how He feels about homosexuality. In the months leading up to the vote, according to the secular media, the vote permitting same-sex marriage was toted as being a slam dunk, don’t even waste your time praying against it. So much so, they almost had me convinced. But not so fast! Within my Spirit I was lead to pray against the passage of this law, because I read my Word, and God was quite clear where He stood, and where I, as a Redeemed follower was to stand with Him. So knowing His will, I prayed that His will be done in permitting the passage of this law for the people of Illinois. Not only did I pray, but a whole lot of Redeemed followers of Christ prayed God’s will. Over and over again I read in the news how the vote would be overwhelming, only a few would vote against it. But you know what, one or two plus more prayed in the name of Jesus against this, and this law did not pass.

The word permit is a two-edged sword in God’s kingdom. You can permit good in and you can permit evil in. In the passage above, You can also forbid good in and forbid evil in. Jesus Christ does not mince His words, which are the same as the Father’s words. What we as the Redeem permit on earth will be permitted in heaven. We are the Redeemed. We are not sinners anymore. God has given us free will. If we choose to live with sin all around us as the Redeemed and do nothing about it, guess what? God will allow it.

But thank God for as Paul Harvey says, “…For the rest of the story! 

Matthew 18:19-20 New Living Translation (NLT)

“I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”

A special note, it is always good to read the whole bible and have a relationship with God to where you can interpret from His word where He stands on all issues, because even though God hates a sin, He still loves the sinner. It is always God’s desire that the sinner become the Redeemed thru Christ Jesus. Never expect to win God’s approval of any sin under the sun, because it will never happen. For true happiness, leave the sin behind, and follow after God’s approval. 


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Jesus replied, “The Son of Man is the farmer who plants the good seed. The field is the world, and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one. The enemy who planted the weeds among the wheat is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world, and the harvesters are the angels. “Just as the weeds are sorted out and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the world. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will remove from his Kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. And the angels will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s Kingdom. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! (Matthew 13:37-43 NLT)

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“Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees are the official interpreters of the law of Moses. So practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don’t follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach.” Matthew 23:3 NLT

It seems as though Jesus did not have a problem with the Pharisees, who believed in the coming of the Messiah and the resurrection, that were in right standing with God, and the law of Moses. What He did have a problem with were those who were NOT themselves in right standing with what they were teaching from the prophetic teachings of God.  For he told the crowds to follow the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees’ teaching, but not their behavior. Even though it was the leaders of the Pharisees who were persecuting Christ and His followers, He made it clear to the people, that they were not allowed to disregard the Pharisees’ teachings of the law of Moses in the synagogue.

Yet we have some Christians who have turned away from the church, and it’s teaching based on the unrighteousness of a few. Because they have not read and studied their Word, they have allowed Satan to trip them up by getting them out of the will of God. Their sin? Refusing to search for, and submit to a righteous leader of the faith of Christianity, and a church assembly, where they can be strengthened thru the teachings of the Word of God under God’s anointed headship. It is thru this anointed headship that they become empowered disciples of Christ from the teachings of the Word of God. It’s not just about me, and my four, and no more experiencing a relationship with Christ and the Father. No, discipleship is about reaching outward and bringing other souls into the kingdom of God, so that they too can experience abundant living in Christ. To strengthen others, you-yourself must be strengthened. 

They are believers in Christ, however their rebel mentality falsely allows them to pick and choose which laws the church teaches they will follow, and those they will not follow. When the time comes for all Believers in Christ to make a biblical stand for a principle regarding God’s written word-even a basic bible stance, you will sometimes see where some will be on the opposite side of God’s teaching, because they have not submitted to the will of God. You will even find those with this same rebel mentality sitting in church pews on Sunday morning. They have committed their bodies to go to church, but not their Spirits, therefore their souls don’t follow suit, and line up with the Word of God. This is how you’ll find Born again Christians in opposite camps regarding basic 101 Godly principles that plague our society today, such as, to name just a few, the current top three biggies i.e. abortion, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage.

As a Christian, you would have to have been born in a barn, and lived in a cave, having never opened your Bible to NOT know that as Believers in Christ, we are to ALL be on the same page regarding what the Word of God specifically says about where we as imitators and followers of Christ, should be taking a united stance against what God states in His Word is a sin-abortion, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage.

“I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Yes, God loves the sinner and hates the sin. But when the sinner becomes the Redeemed, God expects the Redeemed to fall in line with His teachings. When they don’t, they are held accountable until they repent. 
The Apostle Paul writes, “It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders[unbelievers], but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church.” 1 Corinthians 5:12. Or in this case, those explicitly taking a stance not to be submitted under the anointed headship of a pastor in right standing with God. I can guarantee  you from my own past sin in this area years ago, that those who are making this stance are being affected in other areas of their life, and blessings are being withheld, not out of God’s anger, but out of sheer disobedience. Disobedience with hold up a blessing indefinitely, until obedience is complied with.