You are Loved. Believe it!

YOU ARE LOVED! You are not only loved, but you have worth – a great worth. You are loved so much and have so much worth to God that God Himself came down from heaven in the person of Jesus, His only Son, to live and to die on a cross in your place to make it possible that you could have a personal and intimate relationship with Him, the Creator of the universe.

Did you get that? That is how much you are loved and how much you are worth to God. He was willing to become man in the person of Jesus Christ, live a sinless life as a man, but without sin; and then willingly die on the cross for your sins and every shortcoming in your life. That is how much you mean to God; and how valuable and loved by God you are!

Not only are you are loved and of great value to God, you have a purpose in this life! Do not accept the lie that says that your life has no destiny or purpose. Your circumstances do not matter, your birth right, your place in this life before men. YOU have a destiny and purpose that is special to God. He said that “before you were in your mother’s womb,” He knew you. “For I know the thoughts I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” You are NOT a mistake! You ARE special! You ARE unique and perfectly made by God and for His purposes. Make no mistake about it.

Reject every thought that tells you when you fail that you have no potential or everything is hopeless. It is a lie! You have great potential! When you feel that there is no hope, please KNOW that there IS HOPE and that God is FOR you! YOU ARE LOVED! There is nothing on earth or any principality in heavenly place that can steal away this love. It is forever and it is everlasting. You ARE loved.

If you would like to learn more about this kind of love, and how you can know that you can experience this sort of love in a real and intimate way through a personal relationship with a living God who knows you and sees you just how you are and where you are, and still longs to be close and intimate with you, please write us at ruined (at) ruinedfortheordinary.com.

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The Devil is Mad

 

(Revelation, Chapter 12)  “Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: ‘Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ.

For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.

They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them!

But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”

You can rest assured that the devil, like a roaring lion is roaming to and fro seeking to devour every soul on earth that he can, and will do all that he is able to prevent someone from accepting the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. He will lie to them, and deceive them, trick them, and even speak to them as if he were ‘God’ Himself, telling some to do the most terrible things to other humans just to prevent them from confessing Jesus as Lord. He HATES the name of Jesus!

The devil will even go as far as to tell those he has deceived to rewrite history, rewrite the Bible, to take the need of salvation through Jesus Christ out of the hearts and minds of the masses.  He has already gone so far as to deceive followers of false prophets to kill and blow up innocent men, women, and children; and to starve, rape, and murder people as a part of ethnic cleansing.

This fallen angel of light, Lucifer, is so angry that he has convinced politicians to remove anything that has to do with God and His son Jesus from public view – even though the United States of America was founded on the very principles they are seeking to remove from our culture. These same politicians have even been made to believe that imposing fines and even imprisonment on those who would seek to protect the sanctity of human life and the unborn.

Don’t be surprised if the devil will attempt to use his influence in government to outlaw guns, close churches that speak out against the government, and arrest those they would call terrorists just because they were considered to be ‘right wing conservatives’ and have suspected ties to radical anti-government militias. I mean he has already been successful in influencing politicians to outlaw the assembling together of the Saints of God in public buildings and made it illegal to allow prayer in public schools.

Yes, he is very mad, and he knows his time is short. He and his demonic hordes are working overtime to lure people away from the still small voice of God that is calling to every man, woman, and child to turn their hearts back from darkness and the pleasures of the prince of this world (the devil) so that they will not perish but have eternal life with their Creator (God the Father) in heaven.

Know Your Qur’an: Qur’an 9:5

 

The ‘Verse of Sword’ “…then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush…”

Qur'an pagesFor those who nullify the way of Mohammed as a peaceful religion and the ‘cure for the ills of modern culture, this verse from the Qur’an cannot be overlooked by rational minds. It invalidates over 100 less hateful verses – verses Muslims still use in trying to portray Islam as peaceful and tolerant world religion. Qur’an 9:5, like all of the more hate-filled verses which advocate violence towards anyone that does not accept and follow Mohammed’s teachings, set a standard of terror to be reigned upon unbelievers of the Muslim faith.

Verses of hate towards non-believers of Islam as written in the Qur’an represent 60% of the Qur’an. Non-believers, as defined by the Qur’an are anyone that is not a Muslim. In contrast to Mohammed’s teachings as found in the Qur’an, Holy Scriptures as found in the Bible quote Jesus Christ as consistently saying something quite different. While Mohammed said to kill infidels/unbelievers, Jesus, the Messiah brought an entirely different message to the world hundreds of years earlier. In contrast to Mohammed, the man who began Islam, Jesus Christ said:

“Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.” (Luke 6:28)

“But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!” (Matthew 5:44)

“…do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” (Matthew 5:39)

“The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

You will be known by your fruitJesus spoke of how you could tell a person’s true nature in life by their actions. He said, “Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions,” (Matthew 7:20). Whether you are a Christian or a Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist, this timeless Truth spoken and lived out by Jesus stands as the standard for what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, and admirable in life. You will be known by the fruit you produce. Does what you do in your life produce Life or death? Do your actions show Love to your fellow man or do they advocate violence? Does Islam?

I am continually drawn back to the Biblical definition of what love is. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians about what God’s Love looks like being lived out in the lives of those who profess to know and love God. In 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 we read in part what God’s love looks like being lived out, and it is in stark contrast to what Mohammed taught. Christians are compelled to love others as themselves, and as Christ loves.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…”

When you study the Bible – the Old Testament and New Testament alike – and every other document in history that relates to or speaks about the true nature of God and His Son Jesus, this Truth of what love is shines all the brighter in a dark and dying and corrupt and violent world. In contrast to the teachings of Mohammed, the Messiah Jesus spoke of loving everyone whether they were followers of Him or not. In contrast to the teachings of Islam, God loves everyone and wants no one not to spend eternity away from His love and goodness. “The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent” (2 Peter 3:9).

Ask yourself this question each time you see violence caused by ‘religion’ in the world or how you or those around you treat others in and around their lives. Does the ‘god’ that you follow after offer hope, forgiveness, and peace, or does what you believe and follow and promote self-centered or hate-filled mandates that are not rooted in the definition of what Love is (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)?

If you are wondering how to have world peace, of how to best live your life out so that people will remember you for something beyond that of you just having lived and died. If you want to combat violence and hate and injustice, consider the idea of loving others instead of hating them because they are different. God loves everyone the same. Why shouldn’t we?

WHO is JESUS?

 

Can Jesus be seen throughout Scripture? I am often asked by those who are Jewish faith where Jesus is in the Old Testament. Even more so, I am asked often by Christians just what Jesus can do for them in their lives in a day and time when to be a Christian is not popular, and to think that Jesus can help mankind in any way. What is Jesus to you? How do you see Him? Can Jesus bring you any hope? Where is Jesus in the World… in your life?

Liar, Lunatic, or Lord – Who was Jesus

 

The greatest man in history whose life was foretold in detail by the Prophets of Israel, came not as the world expected that He would. This man, who was not attractive by the world’s standards, was named Jesus.

He had no servants, yet they called Him Master.

Had no degree, yet they called him Teacher.

Had no medicines, yet they called him Healer.

He never won the Noble Peace Prize, but He was called the Prince of Peace.

He had no army, yet kings feared Him.

He won no military battles, yet he conquered the world.

There was no falsehood, fault or guile found in Him and He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.

He was buried and sealed in a tomb that was guarded by a company of Roman soldiers, yet three days later, the tomb was found empty.

Jesus was born, He lived, He died, and was raised from the dead 2000 years ago, yet He lives today.

Everyone must decide whether this Rabbi was a liar, lunatic or Lord. Your eternal destination depends upon the choice you will make.

What is Jesus to you?

Liar?… Lunatic?… Or Lord.