Actual Freedom

 The Constitution offers no restraints on religious beliefs. Congress can make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

The NC Declaration of Rights regarding religious freedom says no human authority, in any case whatever, shall violate or interfere with the freedom of conscience.
If you are told to come to court over a “crime” in which no one is harmed, you can simply say your religion doesn’t allow you to accept jurisdiction when no one is harmed, and there is no witness to claim damage.
You have freedom to live before God as you wish, yet religious leaders come forward and convince you that you must vote. In that teaching, they hijack your freedom. You become convinced that you can only be free if you can get others to believe as you.
2Peter 2:19: “They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption; for whatever overcomes a man, to that he is enslaved”.
The freedom you already have in the world is taken away by convincing you that you can only work through government. Walk into court and listen to the bailiff declare that the courts are under God, and let them convince you that you must obey. While promising us liberty, we are enslaved.

The Occult


The Occult

The Occult

Of all the sins man may commit, none is as rigorously condemned in the Bible as involvement in anything of an occult nature.


The word “occult” is derived from the Latin word occultus which means "hidden." 
It refers to the pursuit of hidden things, hidden knowledge, hidden power, hidden supernatural.

There are TWO sources of supernatural power: God, and Satan.

Satan will always have a counterfeit for everything of God.

God has made available to us an immense amount of knowledge, incorporated in the books of the Bible. 
He has revealed what he wants us to know about himself, his purposes, what he wants of us, what it’s all about. In his Word, we are commanded NOT to delve into supernatural things beyond what HE has made available to us.

"The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: 

but those things which are revealed 
belong unto us and to our children for ever, 

that we may do all the words of this law."
Deuteronomy 29:29

Principle: Whatever God has and whatever God does, Satan will counterfeit it.

For every gift or calling that God gives his people, Satan produces a counterfeit. Are there prophets? Then there will also be false prophets. In pursuing occult experiences, one is not only going beyond the bounds of what is allowed to us, but in being involved in occult things one is actually 
delving into the kingdom of Satan, and committing, in God's eyes, harlotry, or "spiritual adultery." Turning to occult sources for information, knowledge, or power is "spiritual adultery. It's a slap in the face to God.

One can’t help but notice when reading through the Bible, that this particular offense is the one that angers God the most, and that’s because it’s spiritual adultery. God wants 
usto look to him alone for our needs, to look to him alone for anything of a supernatural nature, and to shun all occult activities because they are of Satanic origin.

What Are Occult Activities?

"There shall not be found among you anyone who:
makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire,
or one who practices witchcraft,
or a soothsayer, (one who supposedly predicts the future)
or one who interprets omens,
or a sorcerer,
or one who conjures spells,
or a medium,
or a spiritist, (a channeler, or one who gets guidance from a “higher” spirit)
or one who calls up the dead.
For all who do these things are an abomination to theLord…”
Deuteronomy 18:10-12

So occult activity is anything having to do with fortune telling, magic, witchcraft, contacting the dead, etc. Ouija boards, tarot cards, tea leaf reading, palm reading, “psychic” predictions, astrology and horoscopes, and so forth. In short, every attempt to gain supernatural knowledge or power outside of the Bible is occultism, and the Lord calls it spiritual adultery, and 
the individuals who do those things are “an abomination” to God.

Results Of Dabbling In The Occult

“Without exception, those who have become involved in any kind of occultism will eventually suffer Satanic oppression in some manner.” For many it's mental illness or premature death, and the curse can go down to the 3rd and 4th generation.

Principle:
One does NOT have to be doing this knowingly. Any form of occultism, even in ignorance, will open those doors and oppression is inevitable.

Based on research among men of God in the “deliverance” ministry, i.e. those who cast out evil spirits, the notable results of any dabbling in the occult are:

1. Mental illness

2. Deep depression
3. Premature death, especially among the children of those who have dabbled in the occult
4. Suicide
5. Repeated heavy-duty trauma such as houses burning down, car accidents. These things can happen to anyone and not be related to the occult, but when you see repeatedinstances of trauma in a family, occult involvement should be strongly suspected.

The Judgment Usually Spans Generations

"You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me…”
Exodus 20:3-5

“…but he by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children 
to the third and fourthgeneration…”
Numbers 14:18

"…you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children 
to the third and fourthgenerations of those who hate me…”
Deuteronomy 5:9

Don't absolve yourself saying that you don't hate him.
HE said "If you love me, keep my commandments." 
John 14:15



United States Government is a Joke at Best

 The legitimacy of the US government is questionable at best. First, it rebels against the mother country, but having no recognized authority to do so.

Certainly no Biblical authority, since scripture itself tells us always be obedient to higher powers. The only Biblical model it has is the example of Lucifer, who rebelled to replace God.
Second, the existence of the government is directly based on the self evident truth that God has created all men equal, with the right to abolish governments that violate that equality.
Third, while the government declares God's authority in the courts for the government itself, it allows no right of the individual to challenge that government in the name of the same God.
God is not allowed as evidence.
The Bible says there will be an anti-Christ who magnifies himself above all that is God.
The US fits the bill. It magnifies itself above all authority granted, and claims the authority of God while prohibiting all education about God within either government or the schools. It is a government ordained by the people, in which discussion of the source of that authority is not allowed.

Render Unto Ceasar.

“Render to Caesar”. I actually hear professing christians tell me I’m supposed to pay taxes because Jesus said to render unto Caesar. For the hundredth time, Jesus was NOT telling us to pay taxes. Just the opposite, in fact.
  The Pharisees were trying to trap Jesus. They asked if it was lawful to pay taxes to Caesar. Not by Caesar’s law, which was a no brainer, but by God’s law.
 In the crowd were Sanhedrin priests and Roman soldiers. If Jesus answered yes, he would be in trouble with the Sanhedrin. If he said no, the Roman soldiers had him.
 Jesus used the Jewish technique of meeting a question with a question.
 He asked for a coin and showed it to the crowd. Then he asked the Pharisees, “whose image is on this coin?”.
 The Pharisees answered “Caesar’s”.
 With that answer, the Roman soldiers began to lose interest. They knew nothing of God’s law, and didn’t care. Jesus’s next answer satisfied them “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, render unto God that which is God’s “. 
  The Roman soldiers may have walked away. Jesus had satisfied their curiosity. 
  But the Pharisees knew better. When Jesus referred to “image”, they knew he was referring to the second commandment, which said they were NOT to bow down or serve any image of any kind for any reason”.
 Jesus had answered them correctly, and they knew it. No, they were NOT to pay taxes to Caesar. It was NOT lawful. 
 They didn’t disagree, because any disagreement would put them in the same hot water they tried to boil for Jesus. They held their silence as he walked away.
 By that same token today, we bow and serve Federal Reserve notes, which are nothing more than images on paper. We create the value because we bow down and seve images that are designed to make the rich even richer. 
  We even fight and die for these worthless images because they say “In God we trust”.
  SCOTUS has ruled that this statement means nothing. It’s a kind of ritual decoration. We don’t really trust in God. We trust in worthless pieces of paper with images of dead presidents, controlled by a banking cartel designed for the rich.
 Christianity bows and serves this bullcrap😡

I AM

Judaism rejects Jesus for the important reason that he never fulfilled the prophecy of what the messiah was supposed to do. The messiah was to establish a kingdom of God on earth. The messiah would establish his kingdom in Jerusalem and God’s law would be proclaimed to the world.
 Jesus didn’t do it. Like hundreds of others, he was crucified as a traitor to Rome.
 If you read Jesus’s teachings, he could never have done what the Jews expected him to do. Turn the other cheek, love those that hate you, bless those that curse you, pray for those that persecute you.
 These are not methods for achieving world rule. If everybody really lived that way, perhaps we could have the kingdom of God, but we know that ain’t gonna happen.
 In Matthew 24, Jesus warned against would be messiahs and those who would come in his name. He said not to believe any of them.
 But that’s human nature. We seek a leader. We hope for someone to present that image we can trust to make the world better. The very thing our nature cries out to do is just what Jesus said don’t do. Don’t look for such leaders. Don’t jump on the bandwagon with friends and family. Instead, come ye out and be a separate people. Many Jews understand this. That’s part of the reason they oppose Zionism. It’s too easy to look for a strong leader to deliver us from bondage. The nearly impossible part is to walk away from the crowd and live by truth, especially in a world where truth was dismissed centuries ago.
 We’re told to join this, join that, change the world by group force against group force. What you have done by that method, as Jesus said in Matthew 23:15, is to make converts twofold more a child of hell than yourself.
 American founders knew that. All men are created equal. They are endowed by their creator with inalienable rights. No group, no government, no body of men could violate or interfere with those rights.
  When Moses was about to face the Pharaoh, he asked God, “Who shall I say sent me?”
 God answered “I AM. Tell them I AM sent you”.
 I am. I exist. I need no one’s permission to claim it. Good or bad, right or wrong, if I harm no other, you have no power over me. 

Faith over Fear - My Review of Judges 4

Faith over Fear - My Review of Judges 4

This week, with all that is going on in the world, having a solid faith seemed a fitting topic.  Watch my review video and be blessed.





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Read the Bible in a Year - Deuteronomy 1


This week complaining was the topic that hopped off the page at me.  How often do we get stuck on the circumstance that we are in and forget to see everything else...including God?  Check out this weeks video.





Live and Let Live

A simple phrase that most people have heard at least once in their lives. The problem is that many people don’t practice it. Oh, they want everybody to let them live their lives as they see fit. That’s not the problem. The true problem is that many people just can’t stand to let other people make their own decisions especially when they think those decisions are wrong😉

As I share my thoughts here remember we’re talking about people who are not your children living in your home. Obviously, you as the parent should be making some decisions for your children. If they were totally capable of making their own decisions they wouldn’t need parents. The same would hold true for someone you were a guardian to.

Now, with all the disclaimers out of the way let’s look at the issue. People can and will make the decisions that affect their lives. Even if these decisions are morally wrong or harmful to themselves they still will make them. Sometimes you just have to accept it then get over it and move on. Every day I see people make terrible decisions. There are times that there is nothing I can do about it. When I can do all things that might influence it, and I do, but I can’t change it. That is the point at which I have to realize that it is time to let God take over. 


So, now you will ask: do I pray for them? I do. Remember this—even God doesn’t force people to change their minds. He lets them make their own decisions. It’s that free will thing He created us with. Prayer is good though; in fact it’s vital. God will move circumstances to make them take another look at the situation. He will cause things they have heard to come back to them over and over. But He will not force them to change. I can also offer advice but that doesn’t mean they have to listen to it.

My point? You can't take it personal when someone doesn't take your advice.  Remember, it is in God's hands, their hands, not yours. Give it to God and give yourself a break💖


Lord, please remind us when we forget, to live and let live. Amen!



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Hope

Hope opens doors. Hope draws its power from a deep trust in God and the basic goodness of man. Hope “lights a candle instead of cursing the darkness.” Hope discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot be done. Hope looks for the good in people, instead of focusing on the worst in them. Hope is a belief combined with a trust that there is something good that will happen – even though we can’t see it yet. Hope is not an illusion. It is not belief in magic. However, hope knows that limits often lie beyond the confines of our fears. In early sobriety, our lives are so messed up, that we have to get that hope from others. I heard a saying once that hope is being at the deepest darkest part of your life and trusting that when you take your next step, you’ll either step on something solid or you’ll be taught how to fly.



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Read the Bible In a Year - Numbers 20 - No Anger

Read the Bible In a Year - Numbers 20 - No Anger Two different things popped out at me this week and I talked about them in this video.
1. What happens when we let our emotions get the better of us?
2. Can we believe everything we hear preached?





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The presence of God

On more than on occasion, I have heard people say things like "I just don't 'feel' God near me." or "I just never really experience His presence."
This got me thinking and I thought I would put my thoughts down here😇

Since the "presence" of God can carry a wide range of meanings, I am going to talk my own personal experience with sensing God's presence.


I know the encounters they are speaking of.  Those times when God is so close you FEEL Him envelope you! And I know how it feels when you have those encounters and then you don't have those encounters anymore.  I know how it feels to hear of others having those encounters with Him and not personally having those encounters.  But why such fluctuations?


You probably wonder things like:


Whats wrong with me?  Am I not praying right?  Does God care about her more than me?  What am I missing?


I am not going to claim I have all the answers.  But I can share with you things I have learned on my journey, things I have learned in my studies, and things He has revealed to me.  I hope this helps you in your walk as well💗



  • His presence reveals our secret sins to us.  

Psalm 90:8  You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.


You might not even realize it, but YOU might be avoiding Him because you have sins in your life that you don't want to confess to Him.  Sometimes we are so ashamed or embarrassed by things we do that we hide those things so we won't have to talk about them or look at them.  But God already knows and loves you. He isn't waiting to condemn you.  He is waiting to love you and forgive you and fellowship with you. 1 John 1:9 tells us: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Sometimes just 'coming clean' with God is all it takes💙


  • Stop Drowning Him Out.

Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.


Be still doesn't just mean to sit in one spot and not move.  You have to quiet your heart and quiet your mind.  Quiet your soul.  It is easy to get caught up in our days with too much of everything.  Too much social media, too much TV, too much activity, too much work, too much traffic.  But He tells us right in scripture that we need to be still to know Him. 💜



  • Sing praises to Him
Psalm 23:3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel

When we worship and sing to Him, it puts all of our focus on Him.  It takes the focus off of you and everything else.  He delights in us when you sing to Him. He delights when you put your pride aside and humble yourself before Him and give Him all the glory He deserves.  Each time you do this, He will meets  there💚

  • Read Scripture Out Loud
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

There is so much power in the Word of God.  When you read it out loud, you can actually sense His power and presence. Your heart is pricked with inspiration or conviction!  How awesome is that?

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Not Going That Way


As you travel through life there are always those times
When decisions just have to be made,

When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce,

And the rain seems to soak your parade.



There are some situations where all you can do

Is simply let go and move on,

Gather your courage and choose a direction
That carries you toward a new dawn.



So pack up your troubles and take a step forward -

The process of change can be tough,

But think about all the excitement ahead
If you can be stalwart enough!



There might be adventures you never imagined

Just waiting around the next bend,

And wishes and dreams just about to come true
In ways you can't yet comprehend!



Perhaps you'll find friendships that spring from new things

As you challenge your status quo,

And learn there are so many options in life,
And so many ways you can grow!



Perhaps you'll go places you never expected

And see things that you've never seen,

Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
And wonderful spots in between!



Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring

And somebody special who's there

To help you stay centered and listen with interest
To stories and feelings you share.



Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing your friends

Are supportive of all that you do,

And believe that whatever decisions you make,
They'll be the right choices for you.



So keep putting one foot in front of the other,

And taking your life day by day...

There's a brighter tomorrow that's just down the road -
Don't look back!
You're not going that way!

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Read the Bible in a Year (Galatians)

What encouragement I get from the book of Galatians!

Do you sometimes make a mistake and then wonder if you are still going to get into Heaven? Do you ever mess up and wonder if God is still going to forgive you anyway?  Check out this video:



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Read the Bible in a Year (Acts 6-7) Forgiveness

Here are my thoughts on Acts 6-7. 
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Thanking God

• Thank, God, for what He has done for you. Don't wait to see the results  you want or to receive rewards you'd like. Start thanking Him right now😍

• Don't wait until you feel better or until things look better. Start thanking Him right now😍


• Don't wait until people say they are sorry or until they stop doing what they’re doing. Start thanking Him right now😍


• Don't wait until the pain your body disappears. Start thanking Him right now😍


• Don't wait until your financial situation is better. Start thanking Him right now😍


• Don't wait until your world is quiet and peaceful. Start thanking Him right now😍


• Don't  wait until you get the job you want or the promotion you'd like.Start thanking Him right now😍


• Don't wait until you understand every situation and experience in your life that has caused your pain or grief. Start thanking Him right now😍
• Don't wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed. Start thanking Him right now😍


• Thank Him because you are alive.


• Thank Him because you made it through another day.


• Thank Him because you have walked around difficult obstacles.


• Thank Him because  you have the ability and the opportunity to do more and to do better.


• Thank Him  because He has never given up on you.


God is so good – in so many ways – all the time.


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God Never Loves You Less


We’ve all heard the ominous warning, “God’s watching you.”
Maybe that’s true, but not in the way you were taught.

 God really can’t take His eyes off of you – He loves you that much. You’re precious to Him.

God never loves you less.
God doesn’t love you as you should be, could be, ought to be.
God just loves you as you are.
For us, it is easier to focus on rules, to focus on “earning” God’s love.

But God sees in you a reflection of His own Love. A reflection that’s different than anyone else who’s ever lived.

When we look at our reflection, we see the blemishes –
All the things we aren’t.
That’s not what God sees!
He can see the blemishes, too, But that’s not what He focuses on.
He sees his beautiful child that He loves.


So today, if for a moment you feel a bit unworthy, pause, and remember, you are so, so worthy to the one who created you <3

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Read the Bible in a Year (Matthew 1:1)

Can you really get something out of the "drier parts" of scripture?  What about listings of geneology?
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Read the Bible in a Year (My Thoughts on part of Leviticus)

Guilty even if you didn’t mean it?  Here is my thoughts on 
part of Leviticus this week:




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My prayer for you

I have a true love for each of the group members.  And when I pray each day, I include you and here is what I pray for.  For you to: 
  • speak the words you need to hear💖
  • have gratitude with each breath you take💖
  • build dreams with your faith💖
  • embrace yourself with kindness💖
  • find wisdom, not shame, from your past💖
  • choose peace instead of anger💖
  • uncover courage beneath your fears💖
  • accept your mistakes with humility💖
  • practice forgiveness to heal all your wounds💖
  • see the beauty in your imperfections💖
  • find God's love to fill all the spaces within your heart💖

May your day be filled with joy and blessings.


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