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in Christ Jesus, I have begotten you

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We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.  1 Corinthians 4:10-13

i find it very strange that ‘christian’ blogs and commenters take up so much time fa arguing…and by arguing, i mean th pinching and eye poking and name calling thats so common on ‘christian’ blogs…

im not wonderin how it happens…i get it…

someone posts a nasty remark on ur blog and its personal and completely off topic and u gotta defend urself or jesus or christianity or the whole body of Christ, or whatever…and after a few more barbs back and forth, its now a larger than life spectacle and everythig u ever believed in or the Lord revealed to u or Jesus said  is at stake now and everyone is too far entrenched in the mire to just quit…so now u gotta keep sloggin it out and recruits are comin to help fight this ‘good fight’ on both sides…i get it…

what i dont get is this…when did ‘contending fa the faith’ turn into what calvin turned it into, when he demanded the cruel death of his opponent?  i mean is this where we headed????? is it necesary to get ppl on our side and prove just how wrong someone is and show them up to be fools?  when did we begin to define persecution as everything that we dont like or that makes us look foolish or dares to question us?  and maybe more importantly…when did opposition or persecution or whatever u callin it, become somethin we have to fight off & why oh WHY do we feel so necessary to defend ourselfs?  from what?  from who?  are we really tryuna edify th body wit Truth or are we really tryna protect our reputations…and when did it stop bein the Lord’s battle, assuming He really did say the battle is His…i mean…if u post Truth and 1000 ppl come against it and call u idiot (which, btw i been called on blogs) or heretic (also been called this) or whatever the flavor of the month is by those who think they know all and have th final word…if u post Truth, wont the Lord vindicate u????? and in that vindication…is it possible He might reveal Himself IN them and save em?  oh perish the thought…

i think christians take themselves far more seriously than they take th Lord…we act like if it rolls off our tongue, nobody has the right to contest it or question us, how dare anyone demand why we say thus and such or believe this or that…in fact, didnt everyone contest paul’s preachin? and he ended up in prison fa it…course none of todays christians wanna go that far, i mean, lets be serious here, nobody wanna really be in prison, not the kind u cant walk outta if u wanna, anyway…how dare the world lay hands on the child of a king…thats th real attitude behind al th argument…th entitlement of royalty–not the heart of a servant…

and contending fa the faith?  pllllllllllllllllllllllllease!!!! i havent seen any of that…not at all…theres no argument in contending…theres just speakiin truth and let the Lord deal wit the fallout…no reason to poke someones eye out or pinch em into submission…no need to throw a tantrum of words and keep pounding away at issues…

Jesus said no man can come to Him unless the Father draws him and no man comes to th Father except thru Jesus…so how come we dont believe that???  i mean…if u know …really know…that whoever u talkin to cant possible know the Lord unles He is given by the Father, then why expect somethin else outta ppl…

Jesus called out satan when peter said he would fight and Jesus wouldnt die…Jesus called him satan and told him he didnt savor the things of God…but when somethin feels like we dyin we think we suppose to fight it off and more than that…that its ok to dont die and keep our own head above water…contending fa the faith? not hardly…this faith gonna kill u…or didnt u hear that we decrease and Christ increases…not a whole lotta decrease goin on when u wanna insist on ur opinions and keep postin em and get ppl on ur side and rally against the interloper who dared to contest or make u look wrong or foolish or whatever…

paul was in prison…i dont recall him ever tryna excape…EVER…in fact, when the prison doors were opened BY THE LORD (not by any of pauls doin), he remained and assured the guards that no harm would come to them (they woulda died if prisoners excaped) bc nobody left they all stayed…

and yet his message never changed…in fact he said hisself, if he didnt preach th cross, he wouldnt be persecuted…but it is Truth—th Truth of God that is Jesus Christ, that brought the persecution…satan hates God…no question about it…and whoever dare to stand in this foreign kingdom and proclaim Jesus Christ who is the good news of God, satan gonna come at u wit everythin he got…and its gonna feel a whole lot like dyin…its gonna be humiliatin too…wasnt the cross just a tad lethal–and humiliating?

But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.  Galatians 4:29

i see many blogs with posts really worth the read, with revelation from Christ shared abundantly freely, wihtout price, without books and downloads, just simply posted for anyone to read…and yet they are snared in argument, false contending for the faith arguments and pinching and eye poking enough to put the 3 stooges to shame…and it grieves me bc it dont have to be this way…

there will always be those who will speak unkind words, and resort to name calling…there will always be those who think contending fa the faith allows any and all conversating…and there will always be those who just plain hate Jesus and hate us bc of Him…but if we really believe that Jesus is able to deal wit them and turn His sheep away from their violent words and error, then we have nothin more to argue about…we can rest in Christ and love them as the enemies they are, with the love of God that is shed abroad in our hearts…

if we really beleive that Jesus, who was able to take us outta bad doctrines, the harlot church, false gospel and other religions, is also able to save those who read our blogs, is also able to take them outta the darkness that someone left there as a snare to the unsuspecting, (ppl rarely know what spirit they are of, but the spirit that torments em always knows why he throws his stones and where he want em to land)…and into His marvelous light…

those who actually have th revelation of Christ IN them…this is fa u…go ahead and decrease…its ok…let the world see u as ignant, weak, uneducated, confused, whatever…let em call u idiots when u post what the Lord has revealed to you…the Lord wont mind at all…in fact He Himself will tell u that while He laid down His own life and no man took it from Him, it was in fact other men who pounded the nails and scourged Him and beat Him and humilitated Him…He who was innocent, bore it all …so dont worry…He wont think less of you if  the world diminish u and lock u out and ridicule ur faith…

and by the way, while He was there & raised up from the dead, bc He was able to rise from the dead and the grave couldnt hold Him, and ascend into heaven where no man ever was except Him who came from above…it never ocurred to Him, not one time, that all He endured was not enough to finsh the work of the Father, and it never ocurred to Him, not even once, that it wasnt finished until some bloggers beat the tar outta dissenters wit their many words, unrelenting comments, scholarship, degrees  and hours of study…and im sure it never occurred to Him that His own ppl ought to be like the world in their attitude toward others and use His very revelation to bully others and declare u cant touch me…ppl touched Jesus…yes they did, they put their hands on Him…they touched Him and hurt Him and they were healed and forgiven and loved…He never changed…which is what is meant by turn the other cheek…to dont let th works of the enemy, however and whoever they come thru, change u…just turn th other cheek…that other opportunity fa the enemy to strike u is really another opportunity fa ur flesh to die and Christ to live…

if u really wanna contend fa the faith that was once delivered…decrease and Christ will increase…He do stuff a whole lot different than we do…

th very stuff we wanna excape from is th very stuff Christ put us in, in the first place, bc judgment begins in the house of th Lord and guess who that is??? we have this treasure in earthen vessels…so yah…heres where it all begins…and whatever weapon the enemy usin against u now…trust me…when the Lord get thtru wit u in that place…that weapon gonna be a plowshare cuz the Lord gonna pound it into one, and the enemy gonna know utter defeat and u gonna find Christ risin in a place u use was tryna cover and shield and where the enemy always found his mark…

when the ‘christians’ show up wit their studies and refute what the Lord revealed IN u, dont even bother wit it…u can be still and know that He is God…and u can remain in the rest of the Lord bc th true contending fa the faith is bein done IN u, not on blogs or outward places, and its the Lord who is contending…we can wait and see the salvation of the Lord…and those who wait on the Lord will not be ashamed…

I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.  For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.  1  Corinthians 4:14-15

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