Branding, Piercing & Tattoos

 

 

We frown at them, shriek at them and ignore them, yet we don’t explain and show what GOD has to say about tattoos.

You have been forgiven of all your sins; your heart is on fire to serve the true and living GOD. You attend Sunday school, church and bible study. But there is an issue that our young people face that is a growing and very popular fad, the tattoo.

I have sat back and watched Pastors, Deacons and the list continues come back revealing a new tattoo, piercing or branding that has been placed on their bodies. But we smile and say nothing.

What gets me is the tattoo that is printed on the body of a different tongue. Our young people can barely speak their native tongue of English and yet they pay someone to disfigure the Temple of GOD with a language that maybe translated or not into what you were told that it say.

Amplified Bible
1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not discern and understand that you are God’s temple (His sanctuary), and that God’s Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you [to be at home in you, collectively as a church and also individually]?

1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own,
Tattoos are something that we may have done when were apart of the world. But now we are joint heirs in the Kingdom of GOD, we live by a higher standard.
John 15:19 If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you.
Branding/a mark made by burning to indicate ownership, formerly put upon by criminals, a disgrace, and a stigma.
Piercing/to make a hoe by boring or perforating.
Tattoo/the act of marking skin w indelible patterns, pictures, legends by puncturing and inserting ink.
We need to search scripture for anything that rubs us the wrong way and be responsible for one another. Open the Bible have the person to read the scripture that supports what you would like to speak about. Open the lines of communication. Then share that the action that was done in ignorance is to be forgiven by our ABBA FATHER.
We learn by what we see, not so much by what is said. Be an example setter, Kings, Queens, Prince’s and Princess’s do not blemish their royal skin.

Blessings

 

 

GOD blesses HIS people when HE bestows on them temporal (which is earthly) or spiritual (which is eternal) gifts. We bless GOD when we thank HIM for HIS mercies. A man blesses himself/herself when he/she invokes GOD’s blessing or rejoices in GOD’s goodness to him/herself. One blesses another when he/she expresses prayer to GOD for his/her welfare.

You may also tell someone GOD Bless you; however, this should not be done as if it’s just a casual hi or bye. You must have very pure motives for the welfare of another and you must believe that only GOD can and will bless that person.

 We all should want to experience GOD’s blessing in and on our lives. We all should want others to experience GOD’s blessing in and on their lives as well. Never keep anything that is good to yourself. GOD is the very best that can be shared with everyone.

 Blessed are those who trust in The LORD and have made The LORD their hope and confidence. Jeremiah 17:7

Bless GOD I’m still learning!

 

 

 Recently my body has been showing signs of inner stress that I have not been aware of. I know without any doubt in my being that I walk in Galatians 5:22-26.
This week my mother and I was on the phone and as I was listening to her speak (basically that’s all you can do because she does not allow you to reciprocate in the conversation LOL).
As I was listening to her she asked me a question regarding my adult daughter who is a new young mother. My answer to her was that I was just praying and hoping that it would pass. My mother then reminded me of the scripture regarding 1Sa.2:22-25, now I don’t call on these things I will continue to believe and pray for my child to walk in her destiny but it got my attention.
In 2003 I was delivered from anger, anxiety, depression, and oppression and that curse was quickly replaced with Joy, Peace, Gentleness, Kindness, Love, Longsuffering, Goodness, Faith, Meekness and Temperance. This gift is just as evident within me today as it was when I took the gift.
Today I was reminded in a message that we were given some Keys. Keys are given to an owner only and those keys were designed to do only 2 things Lock & Unlock.
Also I was reminded what happens when we bind a thing.
Bind = to unite by any legal or moral tie; to put under legal obligation, as to keep the peace or appear as a witness; restrict or restrain.
Now although I have the peace of GOD dwelling in me and I walk in HIS peace, I have not been walking in Perfect Peace. Though I have been delivered from anxiety my subconscious has been holding on to things that I have concern about. Matthew 6:31Therefore do not worry. This has caused my flesh to go into overload and my skin revealed a rash that could not be treated with medication. It kept getting worse until the stress went away.
So my friends I have decided to take GOD at HIS Word and use the key to bind and loose. Maybe you too have thought about some issues that you thought was taken care of because of the walk of faith but you don’t see the promise in your presence. Use your keys to first lock up what has no legal right to plague your life then bind it up and lock the doors; windows and any other opening that the enemy will come in. Then use your key to unlock what is legally right according to the promises. For everything you lock up that is negative there is a positive that you unlock.
I may just take it a bit further and caulk up any cracks by confessing GODs Word at the first sight or hearing of a thing that I know is not from GOD. The enemy who is crafty will not seep into the cracks that I’m not aware of when I know that I must be faster on the draw than he is.

Believe in JESUS not the hype of others!

 

 

 

 These things that you will read below will not be known in any other self made deity or manmade deity.

PLEASE study the scriptures that are within this note for yourself.

We are made in the image of GOD; JESUS is GOD!

Genesis 1:26 (who do you think OUR is?)

Genesis 15:1

Exodus 3:14

Isaiah 48:12

John 1:1-4; 14

John 16:7-8 & 13-15

1 John 5:7-8 (read all of 1 John 5)

Some may want to think that JESUS was just a good Prophet; well HE was and HE is; I’ve been profiting from JESUS ever since I said yes to HIM.

If you are a believer in JESUS and HE abides in you and you abide in HIM you should have HIS anointing which is The Holy Ghost that leads us into all truth.

CHRIST actually means Anointed.

Anointed, the Greek translation of the Hebrew word rendered “MESSIAH” the official title of our LORD, occurring five hundred and fourteen times in the New Testament. It denotes that HE was anointed or consecrated to HIS great redemptive work as Prophet, Priest, and King of HIS people.

HE is JESUS, The CHRIST and The ANOINTED ONE (Is. 61:1; Mark 1:16-17; John 1:41; Acts 17:3; 18:5). (Alighting: to come down & settle after flight)

MESSIAH The PRINCE (Dan.9:25).

The MESSIAH is “The SEED Of the woman” (Gen. 3:15), (women don’t have seeds, men do this is why JESUS does not have a human man as a father) come on people; that was a miracle! Read the genealogy of JESUS and the story of Mary.

“The Seed of Abraham” (Gen. 22:18).

 The “PROPHET like Moses” (Deut. 18:15)

“The PRIEST according to the order of Melchizedek” (Ps. 110:4)

 “The ROD out of the stem of Jesse” (Isa. 11:1, 10)

“IMMANUEL,” the virgin’s son (Isa. 7:14)

 “The Branch of JEHOVAH” (Isa. 4:2)

“The MESSENGER of The Covenant” (Mal. 3:1).

This is HE “of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write.” The Old Testament Scripture is full of prophetic declarations regarding the GREAT DELIVERER and the work HE was to accomplish.

JESUS The CHRIST is JESUS The GREAT DELIVERER, The ANOINTED ONE and The SAVIOR of men.

This name denotes that JESUS Is divinely Appointed, Commissioned, and Accredited as The SAVIOR of men (Isa. 11:2-4; 49:6; John 5:37; Acts 2:22).

To believe that “JESUS is The CHRIST” is to believe that HE Is The ANOINTED.

The MESSIAH of the prophets, The SAVIOR sent of GOD, that HE IS, in a word, what HE claimed to be.

This is to believe the gospel, by the faith of which alone men can be brought to GOD.  JESUS Is The CHRIST; Is The Testimony Of GOD and the faith of this constitute a Christian (1 Cor.12:3; 1 John 5:1).

  • § HIS birth (Matt. 1:18; 20-21; 23 & 25; Luke 2:7&11; Gal.4:4)
  • § HIS circumstances (Phil.2:8)
  • § HIS reputation (Ps. 22:1; 7-8; 16-18; Isa. 53; Matt. 27:35; 43 & 46; also read the remaining 3 gospels)
  • § HIS soul (Ps. 22; Luke 22:44; Heb. 2:18; 4:15) the soul is our mind; our will and our emotions. (If you have questions write me; we are spirit beings; we live in a house called flesh and we have a soul.)
  • § HIS death (Matt. 27:51-54; Luke 23:46; John 19:30)
  • § HIS burial (Matt.27:59-61; Mark 15:44-46; John 19:31-42).

His humiliation was necessary:

To execute the purpose of God (Acts 2:22-28; Ps. 40:8-10)

To full fill the Old Testament types and prophecies; to satisfy the law in the room of the guilty procured for them eternal redemption as well as to show us an example. ((Isa. 53; Heb. 9:12, 15, All the Gospels). 

CHRIST’s Priestly office consists of these two parts:

1.  The offering up of HIMSELF as a Sacrifice

2.  Continual intercession for us

When on earth, HE made intercession for HIS people (Luke 23:34; John 17:1-26) 

Now HE exercises this function of HIS PRIESTHOOD in heaven, where HE is said to appear in the presence of GOD for us and intercedes on our behalf (Heb. 9:12, 24; Romans 8:34).

HIS advocacy with The FATHER for HIS people rests on the basis of HIS own all-perfect sacrifice.

HE pleads for and obtains the fulfillment of all the promises of the everlasting covenant (John 17:24; Heb. 7:25; 1 John 2:1-2).

HE can be “touched with the feeling of our infirmities,” and is both a merciful and a faithful HIGH PRIEST (Heb. 2:17- 18; 4:15-16). This intercession is an essential part of HIS mediatorial work.

Through HIM we have “access” to The FATHER (John 14:6; Eph. 2:18; 3:12).

The communion of HIS people with The FATHER will ever be sustained through HIM as mediatorial Priest (Ps. 110:4; Rev. 7:17).  

Beliefs

 

There are so many things people tend to believe. The horror of it all is that people believe in the majority; things that are said without taking the time to do the research themselves.

Having confidence in anything that you don’t know the full truth of is harmful to you. Having faith in anything other than GOD is false worship of another god. Having trust in someone or something can cause you pain. You have given someone or something an unrealistic expectation. When that expectation is not met, negative emotions arise.

There is only one person who you can have full confidence in. There is only one person who you can have full faith in. There is only one person to trust. GOD the Creator; JESUS the Word and SON of GOD; Holy Spirit the Comforter to all Born Again CHRISTians.

 When you question whether simple believing is enough think about this.

I tell you the truth; anyone who believes has eternal life. John 6:47

Believe in The LORD, JESUS and you will be saved. Acts 16:31

Beginnings

 

Life is filled with new beginnings every day. What happened yesterday is history; never to be changed. Tomorrow does not exist.

We’re found with beginning new lives; beginning employment; beginning school; beginning in a new home. Think about all the beginnings you had in your past years; months; days and hours.

Beginnings are new and fresh; some find them exciting and some find them to be a challenge. In truth beginnings are awesome.

 Great is GOD’s faithfulness; HIS mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:23

Anyone who belongs to JESUS has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Beauty

 

 

What is beauty?

How do you characterize beauty?

The dictionary defines beauty as a quality present in a person or thing that provides intense pleasure or deep satisfaction of the mind.

People characterize beauty by the temporary; based on outer beauty which in time may fade; based on the enhancements of the physical which is never perceived as perfect in the manner in which GOD designed you. Men view themselves beautiful when they have a full head of hair and their muscles bulge in all the right places. Women view themselves beautiful by altering their physical bodies with make-up; false nails; hair and expensive surgical procedures. Beauty is so badly described by the media that even now men are wearing girdles; jewelry; make-up and believe it or not; having surgical procedures done as well.

I have found in the Bible the meaning of true beauty. I also found in the Bible the meaning of false beauty. If we can’t see the beauty that is within us all; can we at least view some of the examples that I pulled from the Bible?

1.  1 Samuel 25:3; 14; 24-25; 28; 30-31; 34-35

Abigal, a woman of good understanding and beauty. What amazed me, is that being wise came before her beauty.