Reflecting On Life

There comes moments in life where you stop and reflect not the world around you but yourself. Upon these moments you begin to grasp that the world is shaped by your perception. How we view topics, our beliefs, our character, defines how the world is displayed. We can take religion for example, depending on one’s beliefs, everything stems for that belief on how the world is embraced or rejected, the culture. A Muslim will not look at the world the same way a Christian would, nor will an athiest. This in turn brings us to understanding one core truth we can all agree in, we become what we believe, to an extent.

I’ve said it and written about various topics in the past, from love, to truth, in and all, my beliefs. To some, they can agree and even accept what I had to say, no matter if it was to teach or simply share my views. It would seem that at many times, I allow myself to just write without the consequence of what is said. If I discuss love, it is primarily lessons learned by experiences or even the revelation God has allowed me understand, even reaching personal notes. It comes to no surprise I’m Christian. Though I hold to God as absolute, I understand a person is entitled to choice, even if it may disagree with my own views. This has taught me to reflect on who I am, I struggle with pride even to this day. I find that at times I may not be qualified to speak or write on matters but still I allow myself to write or speak. But like I said, at times, I understand I can “wake” someone up by completely exposing the lies they’ve been taught.

Here is where all dilemmas start, what is that which we reflect? We hear so much stuff about topics from articles, to social media, television, and even people yet we never stop and reflect on what is heard, or accepted and how it changes our perception. Today, I see a generation being raised up on being “connected” digitally yet cannot develop proper relationships physically and are lost spiritually. We are bombarded by so much information of people telling us how things should be instead of allowing us all to find the truth. We are given opinions as facts and in turn we reflect imperfect ideas from imperfect people finding “answers” to questions we asked. This in turn shapes the world we live in because each person has now been taught we’re entitled to live our lives how we want to shape the world and yet still don’t understand our value is not found by our successes or desires received. So then what are we to do?

We must stop for a moment and reflect on what is shared. Does it hold true? Will it truly allow me to grow and not only that but allow us as people live lives in peace, love, truth? These are honest questions and no one can truly give you these answers until you wake up to the releaziation that we are all flawed, we don’t all know the answers. I remember reading help or love books after my break up and listening to the “experts” yet people are different and no matter how easy they make it seem, I needed to grow, even if I can honestly say in a personal note that I love her. Question what you hear, what your taught, what or how you view the world. I’m not saying that we ourselves are the answer but to understand we determine if this world continues in the fallen state it’s in now. Will we allow our friends and family to believe in lies? Will we not come to reason and instead of claiming you are right, revealing why you say you are. Reflect. Truly reflect on yourself before you try to be something you are not.

I cannot change people, I can’t force anyone to do anything, it is a choice but I also know God reveals things to people. This article is more so a mirror to who we are, a way to say, look at yourself. We each may live in different worlds like people say but we are all still living side by side. I would love for all to see the grace of God, but like I said we need to reflect and see the truth. Don’t be discouraged by what you see and it’s alright if you want to change or need to, I know I did and still am. I reflect Christ to the best of my abilities, yet I still fail God everyday, but he still loves me. In this way of reflecting, I look not only to myself but people as well, I help where I can, teach and share love and though the world I see is a fallen world with people needing God, I also see a world of hope and love if we stop and see what is happening around us, to truly change we need to first allow ourselves to be changed. Reflect on that. Be blessed.

Pages turn

They repeatedly state that, “Life is like a book”. We can see it in part as history is written down and we look back at our own history. We open up books in the library in sections labeled non-fiction and autobiographies, we begin to see the “book” discussed. What we don’t notice at times is that to continue reading, we must turn the pages to find what happens or happened next.

As of late I’ve noticed the pages turn in my life. Chapters have ended and you could say the book in my life has shifted drastically. For the most part those who have read my work or blog understand who I am already. My life has been shifting from where I once stood but I understand that pages are turning. Sometimes we want to look back or reread some of the chapters and stay stuck. Memories invade us and we begin to fall into depression. Sometimes it helps us grow when we remember and it allows us to move forward. But we must come to know that it isn’t bad if things move on.

Sometimes we become as books on shelves. Ever since we have moved to a more digital age I have made a comparison on how at times we get so caught up or move over to a digital state and we are put on shelves. Dust begins to set in and we forget or never allow our lives to continue. Even in the sense a book can be formatted or adjusted to a “digital” outlook and yet it still will not move forward.

The pages of life must move forward. Some can wonder if I’m saying something or implying that we should not advance a digital view, of course not. It is to show the example that life around us can evolve and change and yet we are not willing to change. Change is good. Instead of not wanting to know how the story may end, begin to see how the story will evolve. The sadness one endures or the memories , they come and go. Be willing to change the page not only in your life but also read on in peoples lives.

God approved

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth (1 Timothy 2:15)

You get up and get dressed, before you walk out the door you stop and look at yourself in the mirror. You prepped and made yourself look “good” before you walk outside. This is a normal thing we can say. We always prepare and try to look our best, before a date, interview, or a special event. We do so not only to show others our best version but as well, to feel good about ourselves, presenting ourselves in a manner where we are not ashamed of who we are. As a Christian, I’ve learned what Paul described to Timothy about being approved and presenting yourselves to God.

As of late, I’ve begun to truly be of biblical sound doctrine. Christinaity to me is not religion and yet I still understand that to truly be known by God is to love God, to love God is to obey his word. In such a way I’ve learned that to be as one approved is to truly reflect the image of Christ and allow the Spirit to shape and transform us. No matter how much knowledge I’ve tried to gain, God provides the necessary wisdom to properly handle truth.

We are bombarded day in and day out, of things we “need” to know or “ways” we need to be. Yet I understand that God has guided me to allow me to use writing as a platform to teach, encourage, and help others. Yet even with all that is being done, I know as well that in doing things or learning, it isn’t about how I am seen but to truly present myself to God. To be able to rightly handle truth, his word and in so doing I invest my time, focus, on God and his word. I shall always do his will and I as well encourage all to do the same. People will judge you or even look at you because of what is said or how one seems. But we should always live for God as one approved.

Understanding Christianity

Understand this, I don’t speak about God because I want to be seen as “holy”. I speak it because it is truth. I spent 8 years in the occult and magick only to be revealed the truth and repent. I spend the rest of my life, dedicated to reveal the truth, share the Gospel, my calling, to preach.
The early Christians didn’t decide to start their own religion, nor did Jesus. We don’t follow a “man”, Jesus is not Michael, not a prophet or a mere teacher. That belief came from occultic roots, the freemasonry that had their people form religions or cults to change the minds of people, they formed the Mormoms, Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witness and etc, these in turn are not Christian. Christianity was only perceived or made to be as one as the Catholic church emerged. Reading scripture by the pope was made unlawful.
Early Christians were killed because of their beliefs. If we look at ancient texts, history, even scripture we see see how many tried to deceive people with another philosophy or dissuade even within the church. Yet God’s truth has held firm, the books in the dead sea scrolls were Gnostic not scripture. Jesus’ body was not taken, guards were placed day and night, it would take soldiers to remove them and in turn the rock that covered the tomb, and it would have been reported. Hundreds witnessed Christ, resurrected and even accounts apart from scripture state how early Christians were said to see him, live differently by repenting, helping others and worshipping Jesus, because they saw just as scripture shows, he is the Christ. They saw him as God, Thomas declared, my Lord and my God. The spirit was revealed as God, when Ananias lied to not man but to God in the books of Acts.
I can inform and tell people about all of this but that will not change people. Only God can truly change peoples hearts. I simply preach the Gospel and using my testimony, I witness and pray I could lead others to Christ. I am a man being transformed to the image of Christ. That young boy who was an athiest to the lost kid who was demonically possessed or influenced by substances to this renewed man. His kingdom is coming soon and we must repent and believe in Jesus because only through him can we have life. No one can come to the Father but through him and if at any time anyone is unsure or has questions upon that which I speak I can help you understand. We are all in this together brothers and sisters and I love you all dearly.

Speaking with Reason

Listen, brothers, sisters, we don’t speak or write foolish things upon our claims as Christians in saying we follow Jesus, the truth. Most will derive there understanding as follows: Jesus was either a fool, liar, a good teacher, or who he said he was, the son of God. It is historically inaccurate to say he never existed, even apart of scripture it can be revealed. It is wrong to state he was a fool for he spoke with knowledge and truth of what was known in that age, even coming to Pilate and revealing he was without guilt. One can say he was a good teacher but must also understand the miracles he allowed to come to pass, healing the sick, raising the dead. No man has or will ever do what Jesus has done. Now to say or come to the conclusion that he is who he said he was, the son of God, something is revealed to you when you understand this.

Why were the early Christians willing to die for following Jesus? It is even spoken about outside of scripture how the “Christians” lived differently, helping the poor, living a way apart from sin, repenting, helping one another, and worshiping Jesus for they believed him to be raised from the dead. Raised from the dead. That in itself was a bold claim and yet we also see Paul declaring that if no one believed his testimony to ask those hundreds of people who did see the Christ resurrected. He is the son of God, “before Abraham was, ‘I Am’, the first and the last”. The one who said, I and the Father are one, the Jews knew at the time what he was declaring. “My Lord and my God”, he did not refute or disallow worship to him. The Father spoke saying, “even the angels worship him”, all was given to him, heaven and Earth. People question the trinity or Jesus, but our finite minds will never truly comprehend.

There is one God: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are distinct Persons. The Bible speaks of the Father as God (Philippians 1:2), Jesus as God (Titus 2:13), and the Holy Spirit as God (Acts 5:3–4). But when it is revealed and we are allowed to grasp the supremacy of Christ, the reality of God, we are held in awe. Stand firm in your beliefs. Christianity is not religion, it is not a way of works though we understand faith without works is dead. We are not saved by our own accord for God has predestined us as the elect, we understand we are saved by grace through faith. Keep running the race. Don’t be swayed by false doctrines or high sounding philosophies. Scripture has stood the test of time and provided historical authenticity. Science doesn’t dispute the bible, nor does history. Research and study. Seek the Lord and he shall reveal all through his wisdom. Let our faith stand amidst the trials and let us live proclaiming his kingdom come, will be done. Leading many towards the truth, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Another Day To Write

To all those that follow me, support me, I consider friends. Hear me out or take a moment to read. You may see me posting on here, depending which site you read this from, but understand who I am, why I am on here. I am but a man, 25 years old and though it is young I’ve experienced much in my life. I am not proud of my past and though I may appear like I have life together, better, I don’t. I don’t know the future. I can talk about and give advice about relationships, love, but I’ve broken relationships, played the villian, broke hearts, was self centered, loved and lost, regretted. I have a problem trusting people and if I open up it is because now, my life is a living testimony.

I’m not religious, in fact, I despise religion. I’m Christian. It is not because I was raised or “brainwashed” like cults. I was an athiest, then my curiousity in love with science found me to study mysticism, the occult, magick, like my grandfather. I would hear the stories from my Father and it incited my curiousity. From that I was allowed to see the truth and light of God. All my questions were answered by God. Even amidst the religions I looked into, the “wisdom” and knowledge I gained, God was the answer. I’ve always tried to seek it in things, peace, truth, love, and never was content. I’ve lost friends, I’ve lost loved ones. What I’m trying to say or write is this: life is so short. We spend hours studying to work jobs we might not like, we spend our time doing irrelevant things, we forget the simplicities or how intricately complex this life is.

We allow this world were suppose to take care of rot with our choices and the degradation of humanity continues as we focus on our egos. I can speak about it for hours but it is true. No posts or likes will stop what is happening in the world or simple words spoken or written, only action. Even so on my knees and a crying plea for us to reevaluate life. We need to be changed. I don’t speak to boast on my merits or puff up in my knowledge over things but out of love. I speak to help others understand the truth. If I speak about God it is because I wish to share how be has changed me and revealed who he is. If I speak against or expose something it is to reveal the lies we have been lead to believe. Amongst the hours spent researching, day and night. If I write or talk about love it is because I’ve experienced true love and know its beauty in entirety, though I know my time may or may not come being single now, value the person, the blessing God has placed before you, you may never know when it will end.

Truly I tell you, though you may only hear or read what I write from when you last saw me, I’ve changed. God is working in me and leading me amidst the storm and war. There is a war being fought for eternity, this world will pass away in time. All I can do is live a life in reflection to Christ and reveal the Gospel. That God rich in mercy though we were dead in our sins by the transgression of Adam, passed down, were allowed to live. How so, by God himself taking the form of a man, taking the penalty of sin, bearing the weight and dying for us. But even more, resurrecting to show he conquers death so that in he who believes in him, repent of their sins, turns to God, obeying his word, leading others in truth, in love, shave reside with him and have life. God came to save us. Not by our works but saved by grace through faith. This is the gospel. In him dwells peace, truth, life. I cannot tell you how to live your lives, I can only be as an example. Be blessed.

Hope in Vanity

This is the realization of life, you can spend your whole life trying to chase after something, someone, but it is all vanity in the end. You can spend years going to school and attaining a degree but I’ve seen people who just switch, degrees mean nothing in another country, they work different jobs to support or more than 2. You can workout everyday and God forbid you get into an accident and become handicapped. You can chase after an idea of love but it does not mean you will find your “list” or “perfect” person, you can’t control people. You can save to buy any materialistic item but it will rust, age, or fade away, even be replaced by a newer version. You can gain all the knowledge and still know nothing or something new may surface.

There is always a cause and effect in life. But just because all withers and fades does not mean there is no meaning. Life is precious, you begin to value who you have and why when you see past the worldly desires or views. You begin to use your time wisely and appreciate the amount you are given. Being in love is wonderful as well, true love. Chasing your dreams to help make the world a better place and not serve your ego or gain a set figure/salary will help future generations. Having what you need and providing for your family is the greatest of riches shen shared with who you love. Training your body as well requires a trained mind and spirit and reveals self control.

Though it is vain there is purpose when it is rooted in truth and love. There is always hope and that my friends is why I can say it can be found in and through God.

I Am The Wind

​I am the passing of the wind. Flowing through the seasons of life. Some experienced my fall and saw as I passed through drifting memories to the ground as I took my leave. Others experienced the cold, harsh winters as my current situation had me blow fiercely, though I allowed the weight, freeze and pile my emotions. Few experienced my spring, as the light of the morning helped move me forward. Bringing delight and joy to many I passed. I then became the summer winds, though at times with extreme heat, a moment to relax and feel at ease. Calm winds, shifting by the currents of life and though the seasons change, I remain my course, an experience and if ever seen, forgotten, for though I appear and carry the dust, I take my leave, becoming a memory…I am the passing wind….

I Am But A Man

Many people ask, “why should I care about all this ‘conspiracy’ or ‘truth’, if it doesn’t affect me it doesn’t matter?”. *takes a deep breath* How dare you? Doesn’t affect you? Really? Let me remove the gloves and take off my smile. This affects ALL of us. Since the days of Nimrod and his rise to power, to the belief man was a God, to the origins of most religion, to the worship of the sun God, the one who brought fire, not a delusion of Jesus but of Lucifer(Satan) taking his throne on this earth, Babylon, to the new Babylon taking form. There’s a class of people who deem themselves the elite and worship this deity. They have, for years, manipulated our culture, education, way of life to complete their agenda. It isn’t about ignoring it anymore, just doing so proves they have already brainwashed you. Saying it doesn’t affect you reveals an even greater sense of ignorance I’ve ever heard. Also displaying the side you have chosen, to do nothing implies a sign of conformity and surrender. 

The truth ive come to realize is people honestly don’t want to wake up from their fantasy. They are comfortable, as the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah ran rampant in their wickedness so shall we, believing there is no judgment, that our future generations will not pay the consequences of the world we are shaping for them. What has happened, O you people who marvel and bow before our own creations or place others as idols, though filled with imperfection? Why do we continue to live as mere fools upon the wake of our race decaying? It is not an egocentric act we speak boldly about the things that have transpired or will transpire, it is out of love and love. We risk our lives sharing this information, men, women, have died to spread it. This isn’t a jokibg matter anymore or something we can switch off. The system is taking back its rights to enslave. 

We are systemically being programmed to obey. I speak this from the heart, I’ve been in the other side, I only glimpsed the plans and seen passed the veil. There really isn’t a marvelous array of colors at the end of a rainbow in this world, this is a war, not of the physical kind. We waste away our lives as mere cattle and have lost the value of life, of people. We have gone wrong when we began to value ourselves superior than our neighbors instead of out of respect as a family.

 This can seem like a long rant and I can have people mad, but honestly, WAKE UP! This isn’t a movie, people are dying, lies are being accepted as truth, immorality is becoming the norm. We are at a crisis. It can seem all fun and games, share photos, like or double click pictures but where is the changed hearts, where are the people changing the world. And sure the question can be asked, “what are you doing?”, I’m speaking and opening the mind of people. I’m one of those people who spend countless hours researching, losing sleep, I was one of those who practiced magick, talked to demons, spent my time in the debauchery of this world, and for what? My own gain or pleasure? After a few hours I still felt like crap, nothing changed. I was that guy who liked to manipulate girls, for what? A passing of time with no real commitment to comfort my own brokenness? Life is an amazing thing, truly a gift, and we are allowing it to be robbed, shaped, and given a poor substitute. Love is another subject in the wicked experiment. To truly know love and be loved, it is beyond words. To be able to look at someone and be completely naked in mind, soul, body….to look in her eyes and say…you are as broken as I am but I want us to build a future together as we gather our pieces in a strong foundation. 

Call me radical if you will, a hypocrite, though I claim not perfection or superiority by the truth I speak or wisdom It may appear I have. I AM BUT A MAN.  Flesh and blood just like you. I fail and stumble, I bleed, I cry, I get angry, and I face the same temptations. Ive hurt people before and I am sorry about that, truly I am, but I do not regret the choices I’ve made now though at times I wish I could hug one more time, see someone one more time, even kiss. I AM BUT A MAN. We have to wake up, it’s not too late, the state we are in. We can turn back from all this. Through all my experiences I’ve found God to be the answer, to change me. I’ve said it many times, I cannot conform, I will not, and as the darkness stretches over the Earth and those who follow truth shall be persecuted, I will preach truth to my brothers and sisters, til my dying breath, even if I’m ignored. These things that are happening have been foretold and foreseen by people who have awakened to the reality. It is shocking to see people and how they live their lives and yet I cannot say nothing because it is my opinion? Though it all affects us in a grand scheme? Really? We need to get off our high horse and come to understand who we are, what we are going to do, and what can we do as people. This is all I have to get off my chest for now. It can seem like I am a broken record but until the message digs deep and one comes to understand it, it will never stop. I can always talk about cute, love, inspiring articles or words but also the truth needs to be shared and one shaken to the reality we are facing. I can even go into an even broader study but that in itself would be too long. One cannot change the mind of people, they have to do that themselves when they begin to see the light amidst the darkness.

The Divide or A Body?

I was asked once before why is their so much division in the church. Let me be clear as Paul was clear. 4For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human?5What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth(1 Corinthians 3:4-7). This can be seen through the denominations of the church. Just the same, “Christians” who profess with their mouths but not their lives. Now again, within denominations some have a difference in opinion about certain topics such as pre tribulation, post tribulation rapture, others about holidays and etc.

Now to properly state or see that one is Christian is by the bases of the belief. Sola scriptura, the bible being God’s word. Belief in God as creator that God is one, but also understanding the trinity is laid out in scripture, three persons, each holy, each with their own purpose in subordination, all God, not three God’s but one. Belief in necessary sacrifice of Jesus while also seeing we are saved by grace through faith, not works but recognizing faith produces works, for faith without works is dead. It is a view and in knowing God has allowed us to be saved by his work not our own.

In my stand, I can state, I’m Christian, but my understanding is strictly biblical, I am an apologist in the faith and for the most part my understanding leans more to a calvinist/reformed view but not entirely. I do believe in post tribulation rapture. I don’t celebrate holidays on a personal note because I see everyday for the Lord, but just as Paul exclaimed, there will be some who set a day as Holy and that is fine but also be aware of the customs used or how you do it, research it. Though I can say I would exchange gifts on Christmas but it is as a sign of respect or to show love, even if there’s a day set, I would gift whenever and however, regardless of date. Just the same like I stated before, there are many who claim they are Christian or say they believe in God but just claiming and “believing” does not mean you are born again or saved. As well, there are cults or factions who claim they are Christian but are not, mormons and etc.

The division people claim to see or see, is for the most part, American Christianity. Outside of the states it would seem one who calls themselves Christian are persecuted, live lives fully for God, and etc. We toss the title around to make us seem righteous. We’re not perfect. Just the same, there are those who lead others astray, false teachers, and many stray from the faith. We are the church, the people, and though it may appear to be divided, it is not. But as well we help others see the truth and lead them back to fellowship if they are astray. Though you may see “denominations” we believe in the core understanding and teaching of scripture. We are the body, each a different part, but coming together as a whole, used differently to glorify God, the church. Don’t be so quick to say we are divided or think differently because of one who claims their Christian, let their fruits be shown by their life.