What If?…


I used to think I wanted this “big” career & paycheck. I’ve come to realize it’s not about that. 
Life is so much more than a six figure income, fancy possessions, big houses, etc. 
If we spend our days working feverishly for things we are chasing after vanity to which can not come with us but stay here. Ecclesiastes 2:17-18 So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it. And I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who will succeed me. 
But what if we work feverishly after the things of God & his kingdom. What if we work as hard as we do at our jobs, with our children, families, furthering the kingdom of God & not vanities of vanities. 
What if we leave something of worth behind like: truth, an example, love, an understanding of what God has for us.
What if: Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
So yea that’s what I want to do, share the truth, be an example, love, share what God has for us. All I want to do & all I’ve ever wanted to do these past 13 yrs (serving God) was Preach the gospel & minister to others the truth. 

Wisdom From My Dad: “I don’t mean to be flippant, oh, yes I do.”

Now, I don’t post a lot of political stuff. Nor do I think this is strictly a political stance. Its just wisdom. America needs to read this…

“Thousands of angry people across the country have taken to the streets marching in protest of Donald Trump’s victory. I’m not sure what’s to be accomplished by protesting the legitimate result of a free and fair election, my guess is neither do the protesters themselves. Like many demonstrations, it’s more about burning things (like the flag and police cars), venting confused frustration and yelling and cursing at the presumed guilty individuals than accomplishing anything of substance.

While those whose candidate was defeated wail and accuse me and millions of other Americans being racist, sexist, moronic, stupid, Islam-phobic, misogynist, homophobic and bigoted, the rest of us can only conclude that Hillary’s defeat could not have happened to a more deserving bunch.

It is important to remember that the media promoted the idea that Trump and his supporters wouldn’t accept the results of the election. What astonishes me the most is the remarkable arrogance and the unbelievable sense of entitlement I am witnessing. It is exactly this that led me to support Trump in the first place. The expectation of these “geniuses” that they should be immune from disappointment and should never be confronted with a point of view that differs from theirs will lead them to exactly that. Your “safe space” isn’t going to protect you from “real” life.

The new mantra of the left is “He’s not my president.” For others, it’s the insistence that Trump “doesn’t represent the United States.”

“He’s not my president”? Yes, he is. He’s your president. That’s how this works. He was elected and now he’s your president. He may not be the president you wanted, he may not be a president you like, but he’s still the president. Just as there are many things in life (and death) that I don’t want and don’t like, I still find that they apply to me regardless of how I receive them. I don’t mean to be flippant, oh, yes I do: Deal with it.

“He doesn’t represent the United States”? Yes, he does. He was elected by the United States. He got 60 million votes. Even if he’s not who you wanted, he’s clearly what a large portion of your fellow citizens preferred, given the choices. If you believe that the America that voted for Trump is not the “real” America, then you need to repeat a great deal of you general education. What about the popular vote? There is a method to change the election process just as there is every other part of the Constitution of the United States. I don’t mean to be flippant, oh, yes I do: Deal with it.

But all of these protests add up to nothing because on January 20th, 2017, Trump will be President of the United States. That is the fact. You may not like the facts but they are still facts.

All of this is nothing more than a temper tantrum. An inability and unwillingness to cope with reality has been a defining feature of the generation who just voted for the first time, and never has it been more prominently and embarrassingly displayed. That’s why protests and riots, though not the standard reaction to a presidential election in America in the past, may be the new normal.

These new voters knew how this election was supposed to go, and now they cannot understand how real life would reject their expectations. Many of us were shocked by the results, I was, but their shock is different because of their reaction. Well you don’t always get what you want. Maybe it’s time you learn that. And yes, you are free to accuse me of being a racist, sexist, moronic, stupid, Islam-phobic, misogynist, homophobic and bigoted. You’re free to do this, protest and all sorts of those things, but that doesn’t mean the outcome will be different.

Thanks to Matt Walsh, the author of the work on which I based this “opinion” piece.”

link to Matt Walsh’s post: http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/opinion-dear-anti-trump-protesters-this-temper-tantrum-is-truly-embarrassing/

Marvel Not

We’ve all seen this scripture… John 3:3-7 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again

But I want to draw your attention to v.7 when JESUS says marvel not or do not be surprised or astonished or amazed. The amplified version says it like this, John3:7 (Amp) Marvel not [do not be surprised, astonished] at My telling you, You must all be born anew (from above).
Why is it so hard for people to understand they MUST be born again. Jesus straight up said you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven unless you were born again of water and spirit. 
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Thou Knowest

Ezekiel 37 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open cvalley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord. So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, mthe sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and othe breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

In verse 3 God asks Ezekiel if the dry bones in the valley can live, Ezekiel answers, “Thou Knowest”.

How many times in our lives have we asked God that very question? Not, “thou knowest”, but, “Can these dry bones live?” Can my situation change, when is my family going to come to know you, etc.

You see, the bones in the valley that Ezekiel saw, many times can represent our walks with Christ, or our family, friends, loved ones. Your Wife, your Husband, your children… Aunts, Uncles, In-Laws, Cousins. Saints that have strayed from the truth for one reason or another. Like the dry bones in the valley they or your walk is spiritually dead and scattered.

Looking at these dry bones in the valley, your situation, your family, friends, loved ones, may seem hopeless or that there is no chance.

But, GOD! Is switching it up on you and saying, “Thou Knowest” He telling you right now you have what it takes to make those dead, dry, hopeless bones live. All you have to do is trust in him, his promises are yes and amen. Look at verse 4 (above) Jesus begins to instruct Ezekiel on how the valley of dry bones will live again.

Jesus will do that exact thing for you. Trust in him and on him believe he will get you through your current situation, believe he will bring your family and friends, believe he will bring your wife, your husband, your children back to him. Believe!

I can hear Jesus right now saying, “Thou Knowest”

 

In Jesus Name

Bro. Joshua Krize

I REFUSE TO BELIEVE AMERICA IS SLIPPING BACK IN TIME!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/14/trigger-happy-or-well-trained-police-in-fresno-calif-release-video-of-dylan-noble-shooting/?tid=pm_pop_b

So no one is talking about this video of a WHITE guy getting shot multiple times by cops. I can get pissed and say he was unarmed or he wasn’t doing anything. But I’m smarter than that and realize he was obeying the commands of the police officer and he was reaching for something a few times. Who knows he may have been reaching for a gun. The police had to do what they had to do. Protect and serve doesn’t just go for the community they are serving but for them also. They’re apart of the community they need to be protected as well. 
I’m a gun owner. If I’m out alone or with my family and someone starts acting stupid looking like they’re going to pull something on me I’m going to protect myself and my family. How come the police seem to not have this right as well?
All lives matter not just black, green, blue, or orange lives but ALL lives. If you just pay attention to why the people who have been killed by police were killed it might make a little more sense. I’M NOT SAYING ALL OF THE RECENT POLICE SHOOTING WERE JUSTIFIED, but I’m simply saying look at ALL the facts before you jump to conclusions. 
Oh, one more thing this happened June 25th 2016 and nothing was said in the media until now. 
We are all from the same mold just different neighborhoods. God made all man in his image. We’ve heard it a one hundred times if not more it’s not a gun problem or a race problem it’s a heart problem. Get your heart right. 

Will you be blotted out or will you overcome?

Will you be blotted out or will you overcome?
Exodus 32:33 And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. 
Revelation 3:5-6 5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. 6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Revelation 21:22-27 22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Just Beliving Is Not Enough

  

I keep seeing videos posted all day everyday of people claiming the “Holy Spirit is moving”. No doubt the Holy Ghost is moving!!! But, the problem behind the videos is that the people in the videos are spreading the watered down doctrine of just ask Jesus into your heart and you will be saved. 
The video I just saw was of Todd White & Brian “Head” Welch They are doing an awesome thing by helping people believe in Jesus but they are also doing a very dangerous thing. 
People like Todd White and others are misleading people without even knowing it. I would love to give these big names, that are leading people to just believe in Jesus, a bible study so that they can understand that it is much more than just believing.
Jesus didn’t tell Nicodemus that all he had to do is believe in him and he would inherit the kingdom of God. Jesus said twice and with emphasis you must be born again of the water (baptism) and of the spirit (Holy Ghost). John 3:3-6 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Please share this and if you know how I can get a hold of some of these guys and they will just hear me out then please help me make that connection. I want to stress I will not debate I will just show them scripture we will simply have bible study. I will listen to their reasoning as well. 
Jesus Bless You!
Bro. Joshua Krize