Thursday, June 10, 2010
Whereas, something is badly wrong. For years, we have strayed a long ways from the good life that God provided for all of us to enjoy. We have nearly lost it all. Corruption has seeped in so slowly we did not see it coming. Things that have our attention are only symptoms of a far greater problem.
Whereas, most people do not have a clue as to what is causing this downward spiral, we need a way to show them the problem and its solution. We know it is there. We cannot deny that. We do not know what to do. It seems so hopeless.
Whereas, some things we cannot do without. They are the pillars all societies depend upon to grow and prosper. These are love, joy and peace. America had them at the beginning of her formation. So have other nations. When these supports thrive in any nation it will survive, but without them a civilization will self-destruct.
Whereas, many things we are all heated up about must be forsaken. They are choking the life out of us. They come to us from three areas – the world's system that seeks to live without the Lord Jesus Christ; the carnal spirit that makes us totally self-centered; and Satan, who has organized against the True and Living God. This evil trinity has poisoned our spiritual life and deluded some people into thinking belief in God is our number one enemy. This pandemic rebellion against God is becoming very contagious. Every day we have a new flood of lies unleashed against God and His people that is heating up to “throw the Christian's to the lions.”
Resolved, the time to act is now. I need a few God-fearing men and women who will work with me to start a new spiritual wave. It has never been tried on this scale before. I need a minimum of 7000 God-inspired people who will covenant with one another and the Lord Jesus Christ to “obey God rather than man.”
Resolved, we must take action today. My vision is nothing short of a “silent revolution.” We will be non-violent. Our goal will be to bring God's love and grace to everyone. We will work silently in the background doing good to the bodies and souls of all peoples through the power of God's Holy Spirit. We will care for orphans and widows and do what Jesus directs us to do in His Holy Word in Matthew 25. We will go into all the world and preach and teach the gospel by precept and example to every creature as stated in Matthew 28:18-20.
The following is what I am asking of you to do to be a part of this “silent revolution.” If you agree to the following 7 commitments, please check out sign up to become a member.
1. I will think outside the box.
2. I will do God's will without reservation.
3. I will do the work of God unselfishly.
4. I will work with other warriors to bring glory to God.
5. I will use Deceitful Masters and its Workbook as my Operation Manual and Study Guide respectively.
6. I will form, as I am able, a group of 7 to equip them as “warriors” in God's holy army.
7. I will fellowship with fellow “warriors” for mutual edification and inspiration.
Thanks for taking the time to look at the quaficationg. If this is something you feel you would want to do, get started today. Instructions are at the end of this post.
Your fellow Warrior,
Howard Eugene Wright, Author
P. S. I created “THE WARRIORS FOR THE CROSS” webpage yesterday, 9 June 2010. Take a look at it and see what you think. I will update it as I am able to fill in the blanks. This is a BIG undertaking. I am launching this new and exciting movement for God's glory on 10 June 2010 all over the web.
By the way, your Deceitful Masters book is available at my E-Bookstore for 30% off. You can buy Deceitful Masters and a hard copy of its Workbook from “THE WARRIORS OF THE CROSS” webpage when you log in to it. Fill out the form at the bottom of the Deceitful Masters Homepage at Deceitful Masters to get started.
P. P. S. If you want to be considered for a position of Leadership for a Warrior's Group of 7, put YES in the “Warriors Group Leader” box at the bottom of the Workbook form. For this to work we will have to have many people involved. You are invited to use your talents to the glory of God as you network with fellow warriors.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
If there is a tried-and-tested way to good health we should do it. Everywhere we go we see great suffering of those who are plagued with cancer, high blood pressure, strokes, and many other health problems. These can be cured with this tried-and-tested method of health care.
The first thing we need to realize is our present system of health care is badly broken. The problem is, our present health care system treats the symptoms of the disease rather than its causes. The way to good health is to deal with the causes of the disease. When you fix the cause of the disease, the symptoms go away. If this is true, then we need to find the cause of the disease with an appropriate procedure that will fix this medical, emotional and/or spiritual problem.
This calls for a revolutionary way to bring people back to good health.This also calls for a health maintenance program that will assure the cause is not repeated.This revolutionary method of health care will remove some tears and add years to all who will accept it. Like any other revolution, you must take charge of your own health. You cannot leave your health to be taken over by those who are treating your symptoms rather than the causes of your poor health. There is very little relief from a symptoms'-based health care system.
To have good health, you must keep your immune system functioning properly. To do this, you must not over-stress your immune system. When you have a strong immune system, you can live in very good health. There are many things that are stressing our immune system. When we learn what these are and remove them from our body, we are well on our way to moving into a higher level of health and well-being.
If we do the same old thing the same old way, it is obvious we will most likely come up with the same results. To have good health, there must be some changes in the way we face this problem.
How do you protect your immune system? The first thing to do is to realize you are not unbreakable. You can very easily destroy your immune system. Many people are doing this without a clue as to how to strengthen their immune system.
There is no way I can give you a full course on how to guard your immune system. Here are some hints. (1) Develop a personal relationship with God. (2) Love everyone. (3) Do not eat foods that stress your immune system. (4) Maintain external and internal cleanliness. (5) Drink one ounce of water for every 2 pounds of body weight every day. (6) Have a daily exercise program. (7) Get plenty of sleep. This depends on how much stress you are dealing with. (8) Get professional alternative health care help before you do this program!
In the book I have reserved for you at www.DeceitfulMasters.com, you can find a chapter entitled “Back to the Garden of Eden For Good Health” that will help you get on the road to good health. You can find helpful resource materials in its Bibliography!
If God wants you to be free to live again, there is nothing that can keep you from living a richer, fuller, sweeter life in Him. Whatever your life has been like in the past, you can take courage and rise above it. You can make anything in life a stumbling block or a stepping stone. Everything from physical illness to a bad relationship cannot keep you from living free again. Perhaps you have never experienced the new life I am telling you about in this series of “What if” articles. If not, I have good news for you. God enjoys doing good things for His people. He can take the worst thing in a person's life and turn it into a blessing. Life does not have to be a bore and a chore. You can have “joy unspeakable and full of glory,” a peace the world cannot give or take away, love beyond your wildest dreams. We do not call the life with Christ “the good life” for nothing. You have no idea what wonderful things God has in store for you.
A lot of people are going through a lot of things that no one should ever have to endure. I want you to know, you do not have to go it alone. God wants to “restore” you. He wants to bring you out of darkness into His marvelous light. He wants to put the pieces back together again. He wants to set you free from bad habits and give you a new start. He wants to renew your strength so you will "mount up with wings of an eagle, run and not grow weary; and walk and not faint."
This is so wonderful it cannot be put into words. It is something you have to experience to begin to understand. There is something about being a child of God that defies our wildest dreams. What I am telling you is real. It is not a good song in the night. It is not a “pie in the sky.” It is not a bandage on an old wound.
The freedom I am presenting has been tried and tested for thousands of years in many cultures and among many ethnic groups. It can be adjusted to your needs. There are many people today who are experiencing this life of freedom. You can go to any place in the world and find these people living the “good life.” These people are not unaware of what is going on around them. Many of them are facing great hardships for their new life in Christ Jesus. Some have been beaten, tortured, and even killed in very painful ways. They keep singing. Nothing can separate them from “the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.”
I do not know about you, but I think this is the missing link that people are looking for that will give them “life and more abundant life.” “If you want joy, real joy. let Jesus come into your heart” today. You will be eternally grateful you did.
The “Deceitful Masters” book is my contribution to your new life in Christ Jesus. If you have not bought a copy, do it today. You may buy your copy from my www.DeceitfulMasters.com website by using one of the Amazon.com links that is on it.
If God is willing to forgive all your sins, He is more gracious than we could ever be. It is very hard for some of us to forgive people when they have wronged us. This is not true with God. He will forgive all your sins. Furthermore, once God forgives you, He never brings it up again. He totally forgets about it. What do you think? I would say this is wonderfully good news!
You may say, “You do not know how bad I have been. Surely God could never forgive me.” I say, it does not matter how bad you have been, God will forgive you. The secret is, “He that covers his sins will not prosper, but he that confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.” I tell people who think this way, “you have to know how bad you are, before you get to God through Jesus Christ.”
You may say, “I have tried before and I always go back into my old sinful lifestyle. I have disgraced God so many times I do not know how He could ever forgive me.” Just keep trying. You can do it. I do not know how many times I had stumbled before I finally got established in God's love and grace. God is no respecter of persons. He forgave me. He will forgive you and give you a heart that can do God's will. Do not give up. Just keep looking up and yielding your will to God's will.
You may say, “I like my sins. I do not want to be forgiven.” I say, when you realize what your sinful life is doing to you, remember God is waiting to forgive you. In the day you seek Him will all your heart, He is waiting to forgive you.
You may say, “I am just as good as the next person. I do not need to be “saved.” People who feel this way do not realize there are three dimensions to the “good life.” You cannot be a “good” person unless you live in all three of these. The first one is your relationship with God. Do you love God with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength? The second one is your relationship with others. Do you really love your neighbor as yourself? The third one is your relationship with yourself. Do you love yourself as you love your neighbor? Do you really love yourself enough to prepare to meet God on His terms that will “save” you from a host of heartaches later? Part of this dimension is what is the legacy you are leaving for your children and grandchildren? Are you leaving them a faith that will take them through the gathering storms they may have to face?
I just want you to know that God is waiting to forgive you of all your sins. You are not a hopeless case. God does not have problems He only has solutions. Whatever it is that has caused you to “give up all hope that you can be saved” can be overcome. Perhaps your problem is an ungodly spouse or friends that keep dragging you away from God. You will have too “chose this day whom you are going to serve”—God or the devil and his crowd. If you make a choice for God, He will take care of you.
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If you can know God personally through Jesus Christ, why would you hesitate to do what it takes to do so? Could it be that you do not know what will happen when you follow the steps it takes to know God this way? Could it be you think to do so would make you a robot rather than a person? Are you afraid of failure to measure up to what God expects of you?
In the first place, you are not a robot when you accept God's way for your life. I can tell you personally, after having walked with God for over half a century, knowing God personally frees you to be yourself. Before knowing God you were a slave to the world, the flesh and the devil. After you turn to God through Jesus Christ, you are free to become what God planned you to be. You are a one-of-a-kind person whom God is pleased to help develop into someone beautiful for God, for others and for yourself.
What happens when you walk into the narrow gate that leads to wonderful fellowship with the God of the universe? (1) Your sins are forgiven and the guilt of your past is all forgotten, never to haunt you again. (2) You are made a new creation. Your old life of sin is taken away and you are made completely new. (3) You are adopted into God's family. You become an “heir of God and a joint-heir of Jesus Christ.” (4) The Holy Spirit enables you to live a life pleasing to God, others and yourself. (5) You are given a place in God's kingdom work that fits you perfectly. (6) By giving yourself completely to God, you can be given power through the Holy Spirit's cleansing you from the old sinful nature that made you rebel against God. (7) You will have sweet fellowship with God as you learn how to live a holy life by studying the Bible and fellowshipping with other people of God. (8)You will be free to develop your full potential as you learn how to bring honor and glory to God. (9) Every promise of the Bible is for you to enjoy.
The only problem most people have once they come to God through Jesus Christ is they wish they had done it sooner. The beautiful thing is, regardless of how old you are, you can enjoy God just as much as anyone else. You can have just as much of God as you want.
One more thing! You have probably heard the statement, “Christians are so heavenly minded they are of no earthly good.” The truth of the matter is, the more you love God and His ways, the greater your love for others and yourself will be. You are running around doing good things for other people as you have opportunity. You are supporting the weak, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, comforting the brokenhearted and helping set free the captives of Satan.
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To understand the fact that Jesus Christ is the only way to God, we need to know what has separated us from God. Maybe you have never had this explained to you before. I trust this will be helpful to you. It all started in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. This act brought sin into the world. Sin separates people from God. Thus, man was separated from God through this act of rebellion against God's will. The problem was that when Adam and Eve fell into sin and out of fellowship with God, they brought death into the world. This was spiritual as well as physical death. At this time, Satan bound the human race to a covenant to serve him rather than God. Thus, there needed to be a way for people to get to God through a new covenant with God. Jesus is the new covenant that God has made with humankind to restore their fellowship with God. Jesus is the only covenant that has been made by God to renew our relationship with Him. If God had not made this new covenant with the human race, there would have been no hope of us having fellowship with Him.
Why could there not be other ways for us to have fellowship with God? Why is Jesus the only way to get to God? This is an easy one. God only made one way to get to Himself. Jesus is the only covenant God made with us. The book of Hebrews in the Christian's New Testament Bible explains this new covenant.
How can we know Jesus is the only way to God? How do we know the Christian religion is not one of many ways to God? How do we know the New Testament is the true covenant God has made and not just what a few men came up with about 2000 years ago? These are honest questions and are worthy of honest answers! It was necessary for a perfect sacrifice to be made that would satisfy the justice of God. Jesus' sacrifice is the only perfect sacrifice that could pay for our sins and open a way for us to renew our relationship with God. This is not easy for us to understand. I will explain this further in the next article. The way you can know for yourself is to follow John 3:16, 17. When your life is transformed, you will know.
Maybe all of this can be understood by taking an example. Say you have a judge that you are facing for a crime you have done against him. You plead guilty. The judge gives you a sentence of death. To your surprise a person comes up and pleads with the judge that he be allowed to take your sentence and that you be allowed to go free. Your slate would be wiped clean and in the process of all this the judge becomes your friend, and you are treated as though the crime had never taken place. Now put God the Father in place of the Judge, put you in place of the rebel against the Judge, and Jesus Christ, God's Son, as the one that has taken your place so you could go free. Do you know of any one else who could or would do this for you?
If you would like to know more, go to the “Deceitful Masters” book to find the way of salvation in several places therein. Go to www.DeceitfulMasters.com to buy your reserved copy of “Deceitful Masters” now.
If God allows us to decide our own eternal destiny, then it would be very important for us to make the right choice.
There is only one explanation as to why people are lost in sin's dark night. They chose to go there. People are not to blame for your wrong choices. The devil never made you do it. God never made you do it. Hypocrites in the church did not force you into a bad choice. Your parents did not make you do it. Society did not make you go astray. You do have free choice to decide you own eternal destiny. Nothing or no one else can change this. You were created with a free choice as to whether you would go God's way or some other way in life.
God does not determine your destiny for you. He does not decide some people will be saved and others will be lost, regardless of what anyone does to change their choice. This would make God a tyrant. This would make Him unjust and very wicked. The Bible tells us, “God is not willing that anyone should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” He sent His Son into the world “that we might be saved.” God provided a way for every last person on this planet to “make their peace with God.”
What do you have to do to make the right choice for your eternal destiny? You must admit you are a sinner. You must understand that without Jesus you have no way of escaping your sins. You must be willing to change your attitude about your sins. You must not try to cover up your sins. You must believe God can and will take your sins away from you. You must be willing to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your only Savior from your sins. You must be willing to let God change you into a “new creation in Christ Jesus.” You must be willing to live a life that is pleasing to God.
I am going to tell you why Jesus Christ is the only way to God in my next article. Many people think there are many ways to get to God. They talk about “all roads lead to God.” Before you can make the right choice about your eternal destiny, you must know the path God has made that leads to Him. All other paths will take you away from God. Those who walk away from God will spend an eternity in hell. Those who walk with God in this life will spend an eternity in heaven. As was shown in a previous article, there are only two places to spend eternity. Choosing your eternal destiny is the most important decision you will ever make.
“Deceitful Masters” is full of helpful information that will enable you to make the correct choices for your eternal destiny. You may buy your copy now by going to www.DeceitfulMasters.com and following one of the Amazon.com links.