For those who take the time to read this blog, the things on my heart, I appreciate you, thank you. I do realize that I am not a person of many words, I don’t post on this blog by necessity, because I am afraid that you won’t listen to me unless I keep your attention. I try to speak when I believe it is important and when I believe I really have something that needs to be said. I will not attempt to be heard for my many words, rather, I would hope that I be judged on the value of the things I do say.
As a man who heads his house and works in a small heating & air business, I do get busy, trying very hard to keep up with the work load and at the same time desirous to not be over charged by the things of this world, I do need to be led by the Lord, and I always would be pleased to hear of your prayers for me.
As you may know, I have for many years, separated myself from a host of proclaiming Christians. My reasons for doing so, separating myself, has always been godly, I have NEVER rejected anyone for any reason other than my fear of God and the love of the truth.
If by chance I have misjudged anyone, if I have been in error in ANY way, I have and am to this day very interested in repenting, because I fear God. The Lord gave me this scripture many years ago and it has served as a comfort to me over the years.
(Isa 66:5) Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
And also leading up to the former scripture…
(Isa 66:2-4) For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
Brothers and Sisters, the Lord is coming back at a time of great darkness, at a time that many are not ready or looking for his return. Those who are drunk are drunk in the night! The Lord will come and gather his Saints, he will receive some and they will not be ashamed, but many the Lord will deal with in stripes and prison, they will not stand before him at his coming. They were careless, they loved the praise and acceptance of men, but cared nothing about the acceptance of God. They were delusional, they hated rebuke and spoke evil of those who might try.
I am thankful to the Lord for the things that he has caused me to understand by his grace and mercy. I wish that there were more proclaiming brothers who would also stand with me in these things, I don’t understand why I am still, to this day persecuted and rejected for the truth. But I can say, I know of a man who at one time, I was ready to join with, he had a following, a ministry. Our relationship ended when I rebuked him, the man was walking in hypocrisy and error, with his mouth he said one thing, but with his spirit and actions, he said something all together different. Over the years I watched this man proceed with his hypocrisy and error. Fairly recently he finally came to the end of himself, he ran out of juice, ran out of material to sustain himself. All of his blind followers were shocked and left empty and vacant of truth, his fellowship closed the doors!
I could have helped him, not I, but the Lord in me could have helped him. I could have explained to him that his foundations were not found on Christ, that is what the Lord has shown me. But who am I? Why would anyone listen to me? They don’t even like me, so why would they listen to me? If the foundations are destroyed, what shall the righteous do? What he should have done is submitted to me in the fear of God, for us to live is Christ, if it isn’t Christ, then we are just carnal, so it’s really Christ we obey and submit to, don’t you think?
So here is my lament brothers. You seem to want to claim something, believe something and yet there is no proof of what you claim and believe. Let me explain, here is a great example: You want to “Preach the Gospel” – you want to go out into the highways and byways and tell those sinners to repent and believe “your version of the Gospel”. So you go to rebuke sinners and yet when you are faced with your brother, you can’t rebuke him, you know if you rebuke your brother, he won’t be your brother anymore! So you can rebuke others, but you yourselves cannot receive rebuke, isn’t this just the height of hypocrisy? You claim that you have the answers, you serve a God of love, yet you cannot love your brother. Hypocrisy!
Let me just say this Brothers and Sisters, because many of you are living a lie. Many of you meet with other “like-minded believers” (it’s code for, “if you agree with me, then you can join my club”) and you lie about fellowship, you say things are great when you know they are not, you won’t speak the truth to your neighbor, because you know that you have a lie in your right hand, you really are not a family, you can’t handle rebuke! Saints, if you cannot handle rebuke, your house is built on sinking sand, it’s not built on Christ, read Mat. 18, if you cannot gain your brother, you are living a lie! If you meet and for the sake of “peace”, you won’t be honest with your brothers, your peace is false peace – it’s wickedness – it’s a lie!
I am not suggesting that you should meet with disruptive miscreants who simply want to meet with you to cause trouble, what I am talking about is righteous rebuke, righteous judgement – as the scriptures say – “do justly and walk humbly with your God and love mercy”.
I know of another man on my radar, who has written twelve books telling others how to live for Christ. The man sure can’t love me or judge me, he just cannot tell the truth. He has got a lie in his right hand – I haven’t done anything wrong to the man, perhaps he is just so far advanced over me after writing twelve books, I must be beneath him! All I ask of you is simply this, I am a simple guy, if I am in sin then rebuke me, don’t hint around and manipulate, be a man and rebuke me! Then spend the time needed to get me to understand and consider whether your rebuke is from God, whether it has bases or not. GAIN YOUR BROTHER! AND STOP LYING AND PLAYING GAMES, SPEAK THE TRUTH! Well, maybe it’s because you just don’t love me. You love to tell sinners to repent, but your brother, you can’t speak truthfully to him – how sad.
Finally, brothers, these are the things I know to be true. I know why they are true, I know that the scriptures show these things are true and I know the remedy for these things, these problems we face. All I need is the opportunity to interact and convince you and gain you as a brother, if you won’t afford me this opportunity because you find me worthless, therefore Christ in me is worthless as well, then judgement is at the door. What I speak of is true fellowship, simple and in Christ – that’s all.
(2Co 6:14-18) Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.