This morning I was doing my normal Bible reading and felt the need to share this with everyone. I was reading Jonah. Specifically chapter 4 caught my attention, along with my study notes. Not that this is new to anyone whom reads everyday like me. I just felt the great erg to post my notations and so I have. 🙂
This is what inspired me :
3:9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? 3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.
4:1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
4:2 And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
4:3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.
4:4 Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?
4:5 So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.
4:6 And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.
4:7 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.
4:8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.
4:9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.
4:10 Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: 4:11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more then sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle? (Holy Bible KJV)
I take notes for myself. Not that I ever need them, but I basically use this as a way to reflect. Also to see how I viewed the reading this time around on what God has brought into my understanding of him.
This is what I wrote down(Keep in mind, this is notes. I admit I do not have good grammar and punctuation anyway. :P).;
God said; I made it. I choose to do with it what I have done.So why are you upset by it? God is good and righteous, he sees the big picture, he has labored and made the big picture. What we see we know not but think we do. I don’t know the picture, but God does. So let him paint it.He knows my troubles. Live in faith.
End of note to myself.
God bless you who read this, and your family.
July 28, 2012 | Categories: affects, Bible, Bible Study, Christian, Christian Living, Christianity, Faith, God first, God's Grace, Holy Bible, Nailed2thecross, nailedtothecross, nailedtothecross.org, News, Peace, Scripture, Spirit, study, Uncategorized, worship, www.nailedtothecross.net, www.nailedtothecross.org | Tags: About the Author, Christian, Christian Living, Peace, TODAY!, update | 2 Comments
Good morning everyone! Though it has been a extreme while since I have blogged that’s ok. Sometimes we need to pull that beam out of our eye before we can serve others. Self checking, with Holy Spirit’s guidance is what is happening to me. Many people unfortunately border the seed that was sown in the fields close to the vines that choke(Mark 4:18-19(KJV)). Though I am firmly planted on the good ground with good soil, I at occasion shoot out a branch to close to the vines and run into a snag from time to time. The flesh is weak but the spirit is willing(Matthew26:41). Please forgive me if not being a regular enough a blogger and this bothers you in anyway. I may seem uncaring or little to undedicated in my actions toward blogging. But, I really don’t move unless I feel a push in spirit by God, and sometimes I worry about what people may think (What people think shouldn’t matter.). Thus, this leads to a battle that should not happen between me and God my Father. Like a baby crying at his daddy because he don’t wanna do it, I sometimes do unfortunately.
Anyway enough said about that previous subject, it was done more to treat those who are weak in the faith. A understanding and to remove such stumbling blocks that I may have inadvertently set as a stumbling block before my brother or sister(1 Corinthians 8:10-13). Please take a non-offense feeling if you feel this is you.
Anyway, and anyway again, on to the main subject which is Good Friday. Thank God for it!!! My Lord died for me today and I am happy/sad plus PROUD OF IT! Sad because I put him there on the cross to die for my sins, no that is not right I don’t really agree when people say that, because God don’t need us we need God. So I am sad because he is my God and for his choosing to having me/us the defiant sinful people, he for love put his son on that cross with my/our sins. To make us perfectly clean, which is the only acceptable way to be for a perfect God. Happy cause he did it to save me and you(who believe). Proud cause he is my Lord, WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO(All smiles and excitement here!)!!!
I received a comment from a minister who claims Christ supposedly. His misleading in a question lead me to believe he was looking for God’s grace. I landed on my knees instantly and gave thanks to the Almighty in tears and prayer without even checking to see if or what place he had trickled from. The only reason I checked later was because of the final pending statement made, that was pending my approval to post here from him. Wow was I in shock to find that as minister he was doing that which was not my Lord’s work by his actions in choosing his comment earlier and on his pending comment. Note to everyone; I have removed his comments that I so debated about making a spectacle of ,(God please forgive me for such thoughts)for I was angered by his misleading comment when I found out. If you are reading this person who made that commit who is supposedly a minister to a flock whom may be mislead, my answer is YES you can be saved if you say that prayer. Truth about it is a example of what you can pray to God. If you understand and accept his gift which is his son’s death on Calvary’s(Golgotha) cross that blessed day, and that he took your sins all of them to save little old me and those who accept him for that truthful selfless death.It is called knowing him personally. The meaning is a undeniable which is meaning a understanding of him(Jesus Christ) as God and the only way to eternal salvation, instead of eternal burning firey death. Also this, if you read the Bible like I do everyday first thing in the morning, then you would know that the disciples may have not stated that SAVING GRACE(one of my tabs at top to pages) prayer that I have everywhere on this blog site, but would condone it in understanding that the key which is in knowing God(Jesus Christ) as the reason for salvation is salvation(PERIOD), and so yes it IS right. I really hate validating to people that should know better, and yes it so angers me, because I am dealing with that miserable creature Satan himself. But so be it, for in so doing I send for in my part of God’s work to people who do matter even if it is just one future brother/sister, or maybe to strengthen one or to teach one to help another through understanding.
I blog along with many other means because I search for my brother or sister whom is yet to be. I need them and want them, even if they were the one who spit on me before hand in front of others or hated me prior to finding Christ Lord Jesus. I love you and want you. Would Christ want me to be feeling so? I say, yes.
Onto more about Black Friday(Good Friday). I wonder how anyone who, or any church body can, claim Christ when they hang the cloth for symbolizing Christ’s death on the cross outside their church anytime before Friday. Understanding this shows how on par you are with the Lord to me as church body. Do you that do this as a church or individual understand what Good Friday means? Probably do not or don’t care, just through it up there, sheesh, that is just terrible. It is a 2 day event for posting the black cloth(or called black robe) on the cross. It should be immediately as soon as possible replaced on Sunday Easter morning with the white that symbolizes Jesus resurrection(Matthew 26:61). I did this when I served at my last church and I am still SO PROUD TO HAVE THAT BLESSED HONOR. Wow, what a honor it was, seriously what a honor, what a honor.
Last thing I want to say about the holiest of time to celebrate that I truly hate is this Idol that we bring into our church family for fear of the world looking down on us when we should be in fear of God for him looking down on us and what we ok with or children, which is this damn bunny and egg junk. You are probably like yeah, yeah oh common it is for or kids sake. Right! Sure! Don’t you get or read why or what angered God before the new testament repent I say, repent!!! Just cause you are a Gentile don’t mean God gives the ok to ignore. Wow how we all choose to make our own god instead of OBEYING. I say again repent, or damnation awaits. Oh you say that’s why Christ died, but oking after you know it is a sin even after asking for forgiveness does not make it forgiven when you do it and DON’T repent. I have warned you, deal death to that ok you let be,and finalize it, then ask for forgiveness. What did John the Baptist always preach to the people and especially the Jews? REPENT! Teach your kids God, by setting a example and not oking it. If they ask, show your pride in Christ and tell them the reason. Satan loves the holidays like Christmas and Easter, and why shouldn’t he? They are so screwed up like he is, the cup is not only full in the heart for misleading teachings to others(inside), but also outside as well. For we have so much joy on Easter when that child of ours finds a egg that has no meaning in the day. My favorite church is the one who sells on the church property to raise funds for a good cause supposedly, when they don’t look in faith to God to supply those funds elsewhere. I love this example; A church on the end of the month of October selling pumpkins, WOW, they know Christ. Don’t give me excuses or reasons (Luke 19:45-46).
Like me before at the start of this post I said about my beam in my eye the same goes for you too. deny if you want, put off the day, but remember this if we knew what time our Lord comith then we would never do his will. Repent, enough said.
I truly want to wish you and your families a very happy Easter. I hope it is enjoyable, and that you spend most of the day with your church family celebrating Jesus resurrection from death and our birth into life. In my opinion the holiest of holy holidays.
Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ?
I do. 🙂
April 6, 2012 | Categories: affects, Bible, Bible Study, change, Christ, Christian, Christian Living, Christianity, Christmas, church, Cross, cure, Faith, gift, God, God's Grace, Holy Bible, Jesus, Jesus Christ, King of kings, Lord, Lord of lords, Love, Nailed2thecross, nailedtothecross.org, News, Religion, Scripture, Spirit, study, The Gift, Theology, Today, Today's diary, treatment, True Love, truth, Uncategorized, www.nailedtothecross.net, www.nailedtothecross.org | Tags: About the Author, affects, Amen, are you?, birth of life, Christ, Christian, Christian Living, Christmas, church, Cross, evangelical, excerpts of scripture, faith, gift, God, God's Grace, honor, Jesus Christ, King of kings, life, Lord, Lord of lords, Love, missionary, My walk with Christ., Nailed2thecross, Peace, prayer, saved, Saving Grace, Spirit, TODAY!, Today's diary, treatment, truth, worship, worth?, www.nailedtothecross.org | Leave a comment
Is he yours?
January 31, 2012 | Categories: affects, change, Christ, Christian, Christian Living, Christianity, church, Cross, cure, Faith, gift, God, God's Grace, Help, help me!, Holy Bible, How I got saved, Jesus, Jesus Christ, King of kings, Lord, Lord of lords, Love, Nailed2thecross, nailedtothecross.org, News, Noel, Peace, prayer, Religion, Scripture, Spirit, The Gift, Today, treatment, True Love, truth, worship, www.nailedtothecross.net | Tags: are you?, care, Christ, Christian, Christian Living, church, Cross, evangelical, everlasting, excerpts of scripture, faith, gift, God, God's Grace, Heart, Jesus Christ, kindness, King, King of kings, life, Lord, Lord of lords, Love, mercy, My walk with Christ., Nailed2thecross, Peace, Power, prayer, prince, prince of peace, saved, Spirit, TODAY!, treatment, update, video, Weapons of Hope, worship, worth? | 1 Comment
My heart overflows with great joy, happiness, and love, toward my Lord and Savior. As the angels did that blessed day, so do I. So do I continuously ever ever more! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is_7LUAs4V0&feature=related
1/31/12 UPDATE: I don’t know what is going on with my youtube posts here on wordpress. Youtube has been doing a lot of changes lately and I am probably going to move my videos to a new Vimeo account. I am really not happy with the new changes to Youtube.
December 21, 2011 | Categories: affects, Bible, Bible Study, change, Christ, Christian, Christian Living, Christianity, Christmas, church, Cross, cure, Faith, gift, God, God's Grace, Help, help me!, Holy Bible, Jesus, Jesus Christ, King of kings, Lord, Lord of lords, Love, Merry Christmas!, Nailed2thecross, nailedtothecross.org, News, Noel, Peace, prayer, Religion, Scripture, Spirit, The Gift, Today's diary, treatment, True Love, truth, worship, www.nailedtothecross.net, youtube | Tags: About the Author, Amen, are you?, birth of life, Christ, Christ Jesus, Christian, Christian Living, Christmas, church, Cross, evangelical, excerpts of scripture, faith, gift, God, God's Grace, honor, Jesus Christ, King, King of kings, life, Lord, Lord of lords, Love, missionary, My walk with Christ., nailed to the cross, Nailed2thecross, nailedtothecross, nailedtothecross.org, Noel, Peace, saved, Spirit, The Gift, TODAY!, Today's D Post, treatment, truth, Twitter, video, worship, worth?, youtube | 3 Comments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7670CXvPX0&feature=channel_video_title M7670CXvPX0I just posted this past post yesterday. Normally, I have at times great spaces between my posts, even so churning out this one I shall. God bless! I hope you have a blessed walk with the Lord Jesus today. Please enjoy this video.
December 5, 2011 | Categories: affects, change, Christ, Christian, Christian Living, Christianity, Christmas, church, Cross, Faith, God, God's Grace, Help, help me!, Holy Bible, How I got saved, Jesus, Jesus Christ, King of kings, Lord, Love, Merry Christmas!, Music video, Nailed2thecross, News, Noel, Peace, prayer, Religion, Rules of this blog, Scripture, study, Today, Today's diary, True Love, truth, Uncategorized, video blog, worship, www.nailedtothecross.net, youtube | Tags: Amen, birth of life, Christ, Christian, Christian Living, Christmas, church, Cross, evangelical, faith, gift, God, God's Grace, honor, Jesus Christ, King of kings, Lord of lords, missionary, My walk with Christ., Nailed2thecross, Peace, prayer, saved, Saving Grace, Today's D Post, Today's diary, truth, Twitter, update, video, worship, worth?, youtube | 2 Comments
Little bit late posting this video that I truly enjoy and love from one of my favorite Christian Youtube groups. Either-way here it is, and to me its a blessing to hear still. God bless and hope you all enjoy it. 🙂http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z444sO-Hq3o&feature=channel_video_title
P.S. Yep, you guessed right, I am still alive and breathing under the grace of Jesus Christ. 😀 Also for those who are disappointed that I have not fallen off the face of the earth, that will never happen, for I am Christ’s and he is MINE! God bless!
December 4, 2011 | Categories: affects, change, Christ, Christian, Christian Living, Christianity, Christmas, church, Cross, Faith, God, God's Grace, Help, help me!, Holy Bible, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Love, Merry Christmas!, Nailed2thecross, News, Noel, Peace, Religion, Today, Today's diary, True Love, truth, Uncategorized, video blog, worship, www.nailedtothecross.net, youtube | Tags: ???, About the Author, Amen, are you?, birth of life, Christian, Christian Living, church, Cross, evangelical, God's Grace, missionary, My walk with Christ., Nailed2thecross, Peace, prayer, saved, Today's D Post, Today's diary, Twitter, update, video, Weapons of Hope, worship, worth?, youtube | 1 Comment
I do a lot of trail mountain cycling(MTB) and sometimes just good old fashion hiking. It is a great way of getting away from anything or everything. I like to meditate on my Lord God nestled in that which is more natural and less man made. Humans and what we do, are naturals at stinking up everything. So peace is found best anywhere but close to man.