No Time


This is what the Lord keeps speaking to me. Don’t waste your time on those who refuse to hear your message and turn from their ways. It was not meant for their ears.

“Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?  He grew up before him like a tender shoot out of dry ground  He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him, nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him.”

You see the message was always hidden, for that reason. The Lord wanted us to seek Him earnestly. He didn’t come in wearing priestly garments with flashy clothes and jewelry. Be careful!

However, the enemy is described as very beautiful. He was the “bright and shining one” The “one who appears as an angel of light” Yes, that’s right, more than likely He will be sitting right next to you at church folding his/her hands with bible and praying earnestly for the needs of others, and oh so righteous, while tearing apart that terrible person that doesn’t come to church cause they are just such a sinner.He will detail the facets of their lives that make them unworthy, forgetting, of course his own shortcomings. They surround themselves with companions who will cover for each other and have thereby managed to deceive themselves. No one will speak the truth in love, lest they offend another. Yes, true conviction means that one doesn’t need to even speak, the Holy Spirit brings the word to a person and shows them. I’ve had new believers come to me and tell me, “”look the Lord showed me this in my life and its sin, I just can’t do this. That before I even mentioned a word. So if you are a person that has been claims to be a believer, and you have obvious sin in your life, you may want to question this. There simply must be a regeneration(born again) experience to qualify this. “Behold the old has passed away, all things have become new!” Otherwise you’re just playing church and it’s just a dead ritual and God will not be mocked. No one wants to follow that.

Each day is a new day and His mercies are new every morning. I  ask the Lord to help me check my spirit. I don’t want to be guilty of this. I have always had a heart for the lost and felt most comfortable outside the walls of these places. This is what the Lord reminds me of. That this is where His heart is also. And as long as I keep my focus, I will keep my heart soft. I’m reminded of the story in scripture when the Pharisee was praying in the temple and thanking God that he was “not like that heathen over there, as he looked with contempt at the man praying a short distance away from him.” Of course, the Pharisee was all decked out and this man was a sinner, in his eyes, since he was a teacher of the law, he felt he was just unable to compare. Oh, how Satan deceives us.

I cannot reiterate this enough, the true church exists outside of a building. It is hidden in the body of true believers and cannot be torn apart. It comes in th form of obedience to His word. Nothing can stand against it. The gates of hell shall not prevail against the true church of Jesus Christ!

Although they try the false church tries to understand, but they cannot. They haven’t been regenerated, as I stated earlier. The rail against what they do not understand, and try to hurt the messenger. The Lord tells us not to cast our pearls before swine, because the absence of the Holy Spirit inside, gives them an anger and no conviction of sin. This is why we pray. Only the Lord knows who will receive Him and who will not.

There is a battle raging in these last days and the true church is taking a stand. What is false will fall. Only Gods Word will remain. He is the root that springs out of dry ground!!!! And his Word is the Water that is needed to make it grow!

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Imitate Me, As I Imitate Christ (1Cor.4:16)


I am very aware of the power of examples. Christ taught in parables that the layman could understand. If He was speaking to fishermen, He would use the examples of fishing. If He was speaking to builders, He would use the example of building, etc. And He was always comparing the minds of little children to the kingdom of God. So we can see that the children are very important to Him. He tells us that “the least of these shall be the greatest in the kingdom of God.” He also tells us “that unless we become like a child we will not see the kingdom of God. ”
Knowing this, it makes sense that we must look to the children for our understanding of the deeper truths. We mus also be careful in the way we raise our own children, since He will hold us accountable when we return them in the end.

Yes, we only have them ‘on loan’ until His return. So, it is imperative that we are not walking as hypocrites, because we know our children are always watching and they will follow what they see, not what is taught. We must learn to walk in the way that Jesus walked

My son came home from his youth class at church last Sunday and he was very excited to have me read what was given to him in his class. He told me to read it out loud and as I came to the end, I began to cry at the beautiful example that was in this story. It was extremely interesting and touching to me, also because I had flown in and out of O’Hare airport, thousands of times and never heard this moving story. I  would like to share this with others and it certainly points to the power and ultimate sacrifice of an example that is lived, rather than taught.

The Story of Butch O’Hare:

During the course of World War II, many people gained fame in one way or another. One man was Butch O’Hare. He was a fighter pilot assigned to an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. One time his entire squadron was assigned to fly a particular mission. After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank. Because of this, he would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship. His flight leader told him to leave formation and return. As he was returning to the mother ship, he could see a squadron of Japanese Zeroes heading toward the fleet to attack. And with all the fighter planes gone, the fleet was almost defenseless. His was the only opportunity to distract and divert them. Single-handedly, he dove into the formation of Japanese planes and attacked them. The American fighter planes were rigged with cameras, so that as they flew and fought, pictures were taken so pilots could learn more about the terrain, enemy maneuvers, etc. Butch dove at them and shot until all his ammunition was gone, then he would dive and try to clip off a wing or tail or anything that would make the enemy planes unfit to fly. He did anything he could to keep them from reaching the American ships. Finally, the Japanese squadron took off in another direction, and Butch O’Hare and his fighter, both badly shot up, limped back to the carrier. He told his story, but not until the film from the camera on his plane was developed, did they realize the extent he really went ot, to protect his fleet. He was recognized as a hero and given on e of the nation’s highest military honors. And as you may know, O’Hare Airport was named after him.

Prior to this time in Chicago, there was a man named Easy Eddie. He was working for a man you’ve all heard about, Al Capone. Al Capone wasn’t famous for anything heroic, but he was notorious for the murders he’d committed and the illegal thing’s he’d done. Easy Eddie was Al Capone’s lawyer and he was very good. In fact, because of his skill, he was able to keep Al Capone out of jail. To show his appreciation, Al Capone paid him very well. He not only earned big money, he would get extra things, like a residence that filled an entire Chicago city block. The house was fenced, and he had live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day.

Easy Eddie had a son. He loved his son and gave him all the best things while he was growing up;clothes, cars, and a good education. And, because he loved his son he tried to teach him right from wrong. But one thing he couldn’t give his son was a good name, and a good example. Easy Eddie decided that this was much more important than all the riches he had given him. So, he went to the authorities in order to rectify the wrong he had done. In order to tell the truth, it meant he must testify against Al Capone, and he knew that Al Capone would do his best to have him killed. But he wanted most of all to try to be an example and to do the best he could to give back to his son, a good name. So he testified.Within a year, he was shot and killed on a lonely street in Chicago.

These sound like two unrelated stories, but Butch O’Hare was Easy Eddie’s son.

(Author unknown)

When I had come to the last line of the story, I cried. What a powerful picture of a man “laying down his own life for the life of his son.” My teachings to my son are that anyone can say anything, but the power is in the way they live. And once you lose your integrity, it is very difficult to get it back.

This is what I want my son to know and I pray every day that I have the grace as a parent to make the right choices and walk as Christ walked. This way he will see my example and not hear me speaking vain words.

And men, I would like to remind you that your calling is the very highest. In the Garden of Eden, God Himself, laid down the governmental authority and men are to be the head that submits to Christ in that order.

This is how important it is the the Lord. He even tells us that the “sins of the father, are passed to the sons of those that do not love God.” So I would remind you, if you have children; before you take that next step, remember, little eyes are watching you.