Stirred not Shaken

June 23, 2009

For everyone….

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who is here and part of my everyday life…love you an see you soon…

for everyone I’m coming to see, never met and is part of my everyday life…love you and see you soon!!!!!

June 22, 2009

Foundation is key…..

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2 Timothy 2:19 “But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his, ” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”

The foundation on which our faith rests is this, that “in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them.”  The sacrifice of Christ for the guilty, Christ being made sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.  Foundational.  Christ offering up a true sacrifice in place of as many as the Father gave Him, who are known to God by name and recognized in their own hearts by their trusting in Jesus – this is the fact of the Gospel.  IF this foundation were removed, what could we do?  It  stands as firm as the throne of God.  We know it, we rest on it, we rejoice in it, and our delight is to hold it, meditate on it, and proclaim it.

Standing firm on God’s foundational truth is essential.  But what happens when we do?  Some people cry “offense” but I believe it has to do with one’s spiritual condition, not what is being proclaimed.  If a believer is yielded to the flesh, then God’s pure word is going to rub them the wrong way.  The flesh of the regenerated is still not desiring God’s truths.  IF a believer is yielded to the Spirit within, then they will respond favorably to God’s Word.

In 1 Timothy 1:13 Paul says “Don’t let Go”.  “The pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.”  Pattern…to me there is an awful lot of doctrine in the church that should be taken out of circulation because it does not follow the pattern of the Apostles doctrine. (Acts 2:42)  Paul makes it absolutely clear that the doctrine handed down by the apostles, is the pattern to print out, the pattern to follow and none other.  We just can’t walk away from verse 13, thinking that Doctrine doesn’t matter…just the opposite is true.  Not only does doctrine matter, but Paul’s point to Timothy is exact Apostolic Doctrine matters, and it should matter to you.  It is the foundation on which everything else stands.

June 21, 2009

But what if….

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I read stuff like this, and think about how little control we really have over things.  How little of a choice we may have one day in protecting our families, friends and selves against people who hate us so. I’m glad that I serve a God who regardless of the chaos that may happen, has me firmly in His grip.  With Mom passing, daily digging in God’s Word and seeing these world events unfold, it has pushed me  to find peace within, and with those who I needed to find peace with to the best of my ability, and let go of the rest.   I believe God honors that.    Things that seemed so important a short time ago, just aren’t anymore.   They dim in comparison with the big picture.  We just don’t know.  I would encourage you all to do the same.  Things could be the same tomorrow as they were today….but what if?

By Hyung-Jin Kim – The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday May 28, 2009 7:42:17 EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea threatened military action Wednesday against U.S. and South Korean warships plying the waters near the Koreas’ disputed maritime border, raising the specter of a naval clash just days after the regime’s underground nuclear test.

Pyongyang, reacting angrily to Seoul’s decision to join an international program to intercept ships suspected of aiding nuclear proliferation, called the move tantamount to a declaration of war.

“Now that the South Korean puppets were so ridiculous as to join in the said racket and dare declare a war against compatriots,” North Korea is “compelled to take a decisive measure,” the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said in a statement carried by state media.

Seoul’s decision comes at a time when “the state of military confrontation is growing acute and there is constant danger of military conflict,” the statement warned.

South Korea’s military said Wednesday it was prepared to “respond sternly” to any North Korean provocation.

North Korea’s latest belligerence comes as the U.N. Security Council debates how to punish the regime for testing a nuclear bomb Monday in what President Barack Obama called a “blatant violation” of international law.

Ambassadors from the five permanent veto-wielding council members — the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France — as well as Japan and South Korea were working out the details of a new resolution.

South Korea, divided from the North by a heavily fortified border, had responded to the nuclear test by joining the Proliferation Security Initiative, a U.S.-led network of nations seeking to stop ships from transporting the materials used in nuclear bombs.

Seoul previously resisted joining the PSI in favor of seeking reconciliation with Pyongyang, but pushed those efforts aside Monday after the nuclear test in the northeast.

North Korea warned Wednesday that any attempt to stop, board or inspect its ships would constitute a “grave violation.”

The regime also said it could no longer promise the safety of U.S. and South Korean warships and civilian vessels in the waters near the Korea’s western maritime border.

“They should bear in mind that the [North] has tremendous military muscle and its own method of strike able to conquer any targets in its vicinity at one stroke or hit the U.S. on the raw, if necessary,” it said.

The maritime border has long been a flashpoint between the two Koreas. North Korea disputes the line unilaterally drawn by the United Nations at the end of the Koreas’ three-year war in 1953, and has demanded it be redrawn further south.

The truce signed in 1953 and subsequent military agreements call for both sides to refrain from warfare, but doesn’t cover the waters off the west coast.

North Korea has used the maritime border dispute to provoke two deadly naval skirmishes — in 1999 and 2002.

On Wednesday, the regime promised “unimaginable and merciless punishment” for anyone daring to challenge its ships.

Pyongyang also reportedly restarted its weapons-grade nuclear plant, South Korean media said.

The Chosun Ilbo newspaper said U.S. spy satellites detected signs of steam at the North’s Yongbyon nuclear complex, an indication it may have started reprocessing nuclear fuel. The report, which could not be confirmed, quoted an unidentified government official. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency also carried a similar report.

The move would be a major setback for efforts aimed at getting North Korea to disarm.

North Korea had stopped reprocessing fuel rods as part of an international deal. In 2007, it agreed to disable the Yongbyon reactor in exchange for aid and demolished a cooling tower at the complex.

The North has about 8,000 spent fuel rods which, if reprocessed, could allow it to harvest 13 to 18 pounds (six to eight kilograms) of plutonium — enough to make at least one nuclear bomb, experts said. North Korea is believed to have enough plutonium for at least a half dozen atomic bombs.

Further ratcheting up tensions, North Korea test-fired five short-range missiles over the past two days, South Korean officials confirmed.

A North Korean newspaper, Minju Joson, said in commentary Wednesday that Pyongyang does not fear repercussions for its actions.

“It is a laughable delusion for the United States to think that it can get us to kneel with sanctions,” it said. “We’ve been living under U.S. sanctions for decades, but have firmly safeguarded our ideology and system while moving our achievements forward. The U.S. sanctions policy toward North Korea is like striking a rock with a rotten egg.”

Happy Father’s Day!

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To all of you Daddy’s out there, have a wonderful day!   I have so much respect for all of you!

June 19, 2009

Infant baptism…why I don’t buy it

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Here she goes again…yup!

The main reason I don’t believe in infant baptism is scripture…shocker!  From what I read, in every New Testament baptism, repentance and faith precede it.  How can a baby do this?

Acts 2:37-38  “Now when they heard this, they were pierced to heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?”  And Peter said to them, “Repent and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit….41 “So then, those who had received his word were baptized and there were added that day about three thousand souls.”

I don’t see any infant baptisms in the Bible….also baptism is described by Paul as an expression of faith.  Colossians 2:11-12 “and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.”

Baptism, an expression of faith, and the raising with Christ that happens in baptism,  happens by virtue of baptism’s being an expression of faith-which infants cannot perform.

Here is something to ponder as well….why would Paul say “Christ did not send me to baptize” when in fact, one of the last things Jesus said to his disciples was “Go, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit”?

June 18, 2009

Talk about a homerun…

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Ya just need to go here…

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Let me splain…

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It puzzles me at times how people who belong to Christ and study His word can arrive at totally opposite interpretations of the same passage.  I listed some guidelines in my reply to Papa below on how I go about determining what a passage of scripture means.  I don’t believe God gave us His Word to be confused and unsure, I believe He gave it for us to fully understand and comprehend.  That being said, God is God, and it is impossible to even begin to comprehend His greatness, yet I also don’t believe His Word has many interpretations.   In the list I gave Papa, I also believe the prayer, listening for the Holy Spirit, and learning spiritual discernment to be most important.  He is faithful to reveal if we just ask.

I think there are some other factors other than one strict set of rules to use as guidelines of interpretation, one  of which would be spiritual perception over intellectual understanding.   Paul emphasized this in his letter to the Corinthian believers.  1 Corinthians 2:14 “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned”.  Jesus Himself confirmed that Biblical understanding does not come from human reasoning but spiritual enlightenment.  Matthew 11:25 “At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children.”  Little children?  Wow….now that’s encouraging….

The Holy Spirit is the One who inspired the writing of Scripture, and He is the most qualified One to interpret it’s meaning to each reader.  Jesus assured us that the Holy Spirit would indeed guide us into all truth.  John 16:13 “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.”

With this being the case, it is also reasonable to conclude that if a person who wants to interpret Scripture has sinful habits or practices in his life that grieve the Holy Spirit and quench His power, the Holy Spirit will NOT reveal the truth of Scripture to such a person.  In fact, God warns that such individuals will take Scripture out of context to their own destruction.  II Peter 3:16.   “….as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters.  There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.”  This leads me to believe, that man’s own mortality can dictate his theology and philosophy, not necessarily accurate, nor is it something that brings any sort of Glory to God.


June 17, 2009

Simple Question….

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One scripture, two interpretations, both can’t be right….now what?

June 13, 2009

Today

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We will be having our “See you soon” memorial service for Mom.

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Marilyn Miller – January 11, 1928 – Jun 7, 2009

When I come to the end of the road
And the Lord has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free

Miss me a little – but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we have shared
Miss me – but let me go

This is a journey that we must all take
And each must go alone
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan
I have just stepped on  the road to home

When you are lonely, and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me – but let me go

Love you Mom.

June 10, 2009

I will go to the Cross again…

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“Though we have brought forth some fruit unto Christ, and have a joyful hope that we are “plants of His own right hand planting,” yet there are times when we feel very barren. Prayer is lifeless, love is cold, faith is weak, each grace in the garden of our heart languishes and droops. We are like flowers in the hot sun, requiring the refreshing shower.   What am I to do?  Ah! I can sing of Jesus Christ. I can talk of visits which the Redeemer has aforetimes paid to me; or if not of these, I can magnify the great love wherewith He loved His people when He came from the heights of heaven for their redemption. I will go to the cross again.  Come, my soul, heavy laden thou wast once, and thou didst lose thy burden there. Go to Calvary again. Perhaps that very cross which gave thee life may give thee fruitfulness. What is my barrenness?  It is the platform for His fruit-creating power.  What is my desolation? It is the black setting for the sapphire of His everlasting love. I will go in poverty, I will go in helplessness, I will go in all my shame and backsliding, I will tell Him that I am still His child, and in confidence in His faithful heart, even I, the barren one, will sing and cry aloud.
Sing, believer, for it will cheer thine own heart, and the hearts of other desolate ones. Sing on, for now that thou art really ashamed of being barren, thou wilt be fruitful soon; now that God makes thee loath to be without fruit He will soon cover thee with clusters.  The experience of our barrenness is painful, but the Lord’s visitations are delightful.  A sense of our own poverty drives us to Christ, and that is where we need to be, for in Him is our fruit found.” C.H. Spurgeon

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