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th man in th tomb…

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my niece works 2 jobs, goes to school full-time, carries a 4.0 gpa, pays her bills on time and keeps a clean apt…its the way of the world –spend ur health to get money & spend ur money to get health –all to have a ‘life’ in this world…and it breaks my heart…

hardly seems worth it when compared to the riches in glory by Christ Jesus…

but nobody tells their kids about that–about th riches in glory by Christ Jesus…i dont expect th world to talk up Jesus…they hate Him…they dont know Him…but it bothers me when i hear ppl who claim th name of Christ, raisin up they kids just like th world do it…Jesus did th work of His Father and told th pharisees they were like they father the devil…

who’s father are u like?

parents talk up jobs, responsibility, takin care of business and other thangs which have nothin to do wit Christ- righteousness–and u raisin up another generation of pharasees who are masters at culture, polity, religion, lookin good, morality, th ways of this world, and yet, as Christ says, they are whitewashed tombs full of dead men’s bones…

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Matthew 23:27

And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.  Mark 5:2-5

years and years ago i aks th Lord whats up wit all th body piercings and tatoos…He told me they are pierced thru with many sorrows…

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:10

money…we spend so much time talkin about it and plannin wit it and teachin about it…we justfy it by callin out stewardship and how the disciples worked and how judas carried the bag…oh yeah judas, one who betrayed Him…and its not even worth havin…it has th image of caesar not of God and tho caesar would disagree, he was never god…

its easy to draw out the sinful nature and shape it into somethin useful to th world, its what education (educe…draw out) does…it draw out whats already there (iniquity) and shape it and hone it fa caesar’s purpose…ever notice how some kids do well in math and some in english and some in art?  nobody puts that stuff IN…they draw it out…coax it wit rewards and curriculum and they actually take great pains to find out wats under the surface…cuz they can use all of it to build they towers and make a name fa theyself…and its what they teach …to build towers and make urself a name…

when kids do well in school, when they excel in the ways of th world, why do we, the ppl who claim Christ, rejoice?  why dont we rend our clothes and recognize that this child, who we love and would die for, is growing more and more like th very world that hates Christ?  and why then are we surprised when they look like caesar and not Christ???? and why dont we recognize that Christ separates His from th world, from its ways, from its spirit, and instead of speakin that to our children, we talk up caesar…if u been separated from the world and if you are in Christ as you claim, how come your children dont know it???

hmmmm….raised up to be fitly joined to th world and its wicked system…do u wonder what that looks like?

there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs…

do parents say that too, the part about th whitewashed tombs, while they talkin up jobs and worldly standards and gettin ahead?  mine didnt; they didnt know Christ at all…i was raised up by th world in th world and of th world…Christ alone brought me out…and when He brought me out, i stayed out…its His way to keep us…apart from Him i can do nothin…His grace is sufficient fa me…

i mean, while u teachin ur kids to be polite and respectful, do u ever think about john th baptiser and how he had neither the clothes nor politeness that his own society demanded?  i mean, look at his clothes, & he eatin locust and honey…who does that?????

no home trainin,  no politeness, no outward respectablity…what was his job? did he work or was he shiftless and lazy?  did he even care that any money he made could be spent on the poor if he didnt have any personal ambitions for success?  every single person who comes to Christ comes outta the unclean, unsaved, unwashed world…born in sin shaped in iniquity…

when u see a lame man, do u think, i hope he wins the lottery? or do u recognize that only Christ is able…only Christ…only Christ…money cant save him…but Christ…

when i first came to know th Lord, i saw a woman walking with a cane, bent over so that she could only see the ground unless she lifted her head in what musta been very painful or at least uncomfortable…her body bent at a right angle to th ground…and th Lord spoke to me about th daughter of zion bound fa 18 years, and Christ who healed her…

if we are moved to cry out fa th homeless, th infirm, th aged, addicts, those who are so bound to th world that even we can see it…if we are moved to cry fa mercy and turn to th only one who saves, fa THEM…why oh why dont we see our children who we claim to love, as homeless, naked, prisoners, hungry, thirsty and why do we instead give em strategies to make em just like the world that hates Jesus…

the pharisees are successful in the world…they are in the world and of th world and they took what is God’s and misshaped it into religion–to judge, to tax and to burden, and not lift a finger to help…its what religions do…

its hard to look at the children u love and see the world…and then condemn them for bein like the world and expect that any outward changes they or u make are worth havin…

outside of Christ is only death and destruction…and as He alone can save the parent, so only He alone can save the child…its His way…God dont have grandchildren…we are in Christ as one body, brothas and sistas togetha…

and i know that line that parents walk tryna mix some ‘christian’ education with some worldly stuff so ur kids are ‘well equipped’ to live…but its Christ who disciplines, Christ who makes disciples, Christ alone who builds up and equips us…if Christ lives in us and we decrease, the children u love will hear Him and not u when u speak…and He wont be talkin up caesar…

recognizing that we cant give em Christ, that we cant save em and that we cant change anythin but th outward stuff which makes em look like somethin they not…theres one thing we CAN do…we can tell em th truth about the world…that its viscious, an enemy of God, that it hates Christ and any attempt to be like it and exalt it will be quickly met wit defeat…bc God in His mercy will not allow His children–even th ones who dont know Him yet–to be loved by th world that hates Him…

so maybe when they fail at the things God hates, we can rejoice a little…and when they succeed at the things God hates, maybe we can stop rejoicing, and be moved wit true compassion, desiring truth where there isnt any truth…

years ago i thought king david was such a failure as a father…not intervenin between his sons, did nothin to save his daughter and sat by and watched his kingdom tore up by his own seed…until th Lord showed me how david could do nothin about any of that…and it wasnt his place to do anythin…his place was seeking th Lord and leavin th world to God…

as parents and aunties and whatevers in the world where the kids we love are growin and movin and tryna have a life…we can do only one thang…keep our eyes on th Lord and stand still and see the salvation of our God…

we cant GIVE Christ to anyone, but we can stop judging them and everyone else according to worldly standards, stop promotin th world as tho its worth knowin or havin, stop teachin th deep thangs of satan and tell our kids that worldliness is enmity with God…they gonna walk where they walk and do what they do, until the Lord Jesus Christ saves em and makes em free…just like they parents and grands and aunties and uncles and whatevers…each of us who is saved came by Him alone, not in a group, not as a family…and by His choice and Hand, not bc of any family member…

born of the Spirit, not of flesh or th will of man …

and lets be truthful about what real life is…that th only thang worth havin is Christ –to live is Christ, to die is gain…

im sayin, to those who are born of the Spirit, stop usin th world standard as ur standard…know that u cant give them Christ, but if u in Christ,  u cant give em the world either…i mean, salt water and fresh water from the same spring?

theres only one body piercing that saves…

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  Isaiah 53:5

Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.  Revelation 1:7

theres only one life worth dyin for –th life in Christ; to lose everythin and gain Him…and Christ dont train us up fa caesar’s world…He dont care about money, riches of this world and politeness which is another form of politics and manipulation…th work He finished fa His Father, will not make us fit fa this present darkness, but we are fitly joined in Him to inherit His Kingdom, not caesar’s…

and dont think bein  ‘wise as serpents’ is a mandate to excel at worldliness –and with God’s permission…Christ sends us out as sheep among wolves…sheep — not serpents…

i heard voddie baucham say once (im paraphrasin)…when ur children are trained up in caesar’s schools, dont be surprised when they become little caesars…

lets quit talkin up whitewashed tombs, let the dead bury the dead…and remember th empty tomb, th one Christ walked away from, leavin behind th shroud (veil) … th grave couldnt hold Him…

tell ur kids the truth…the world is the world and ends in destruction, but Jesus Christ is Lord and LIFE and the world hates Him…

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