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Financial Perspective

God didn’t tell you go to buy that expensive car!

99% of the time when God asks us to do something its usually to help others, not a self serving act. God Himself will handle the rewards …

Sometimes the reward turns out to be financial, and what do you do with it? What is your motive? Its fine to do things for yourselves, but if you are not contributed to God’s purpose, or helping those you see in need, you are not dong God’;s work, you are doing YOUR work!

I always desire to have more money and influence to be able to help others, and it gets frustrating when I am unable to make a difference that can be so simply solved.

I’ve lived thru the ” We can’t help you, but we’ll pray for you” farce. Most of those people have no real relationship with God, and so many times their prayers have no substance.

I know which people in my life can’t help with things like money or other things, but their prayers are genuine and have made a difference in my life.

We lack discernment. We make illogical life choices that are not directed to us by God, but from the devil. The lure of a “better life” many times brings families to ruin. Some may seem happy or content, but their walk with God is gone and the devil has them right where he wants them. Too much looking at things from a financial perspective …

For most people, truly following God is not a bed of roses. Its not rainbows and unicorns and celebrations and parties. The prophets and apostles in the Bible were mistreated and even murdered by the general population of society. What makes you think your life should be any better?

I hear these popular well known speakers stating the same things I just said and their life is generally pretty good. Why? Because they are not in the truth. They deny many portions of God’s word. They observe the lies of pagan traditions, they support tyrannical military agenda, they pledge their allegiance to a dictatorship’s flag. They spend time in prayer but do not possess the Holy Ghost. They hear voices alright, and if God is calling to them they are ignoring Him for fear of losing their position in life …

I learned the very, very hard way that if you are a true seeker of truth, and attempt to share that truth, you are going to be persecuted and condemned whether you’re willing to or not …

Waiting on God for clarity and certainty … instead of rushing into something because you feel pushed or urged … God has a plan that is many times disrupted or put on the shelf by our own actions and choices because we do not allow ourselves to use discernment. We allow the world’s view of what our life should be to distract, disarm and dismantle us piece by piece to keep us from God’s will and blessing …

This is a harder thing still to deal with when you know God’s plan includes other people and those people have backslid, fallen away and forgotten …

I told God the other night, and have said so before that I am not in this just to save myself. I do not want to leave anymore souls behind. I have left to many behind already. Some men need the support of loved ones or other like minded people to have a successful ministry, even if its small …

I’d like to believe that if people who knew me in the past, family, friends, those who betrayed me … if any of them were to see me up and coming as a minister that maybe they might realize there is something to the truth I try to spread.

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The Next Big Thing

What in a persons mind makes them believe that donating money to a ministry does anything for their souls? I mean just what do they think they are paying for?

I am not talking about helping an individual in genuine need here. I am referring to the career preachers who get wealthy off gullible listeners.

I need money, but I don’t do this for the money. So I wouldn’t even know how to present a case or reasoning for getting people to give me money. They are not going to be blessed just because they hand me 5 dollars.

I would love to get some attention on my videos and for someone to basically discover me and invite my teaching into their fold. God doesn’t need to use money to make that happen. There must be other poor ministers in the truth who have a small following and look at Youtube sometimes.

I have no following off the social networks and blogs. And half the people who ever see my posts on here just want to argue. If anything I have ever shared online has ever helped anyone who wasn’t already in the truth, I don’t know about it. So its difficult for me to see what good it does …

I’m not saying that if I had people sitting under me in front of my pulpit that I would necessarily know what their lives consist of. I’ve never been given the position of counseling people before. I only know that I would not try to shove my way into someone’s personal business until they asked for me to be involved, and then I have to live with whatever choices they make after advising them … else I risk chasing them away for good.

I hurt for people’s souls. I get angry when I see the hypocrisy that blinds them because there is nothing I can do or say without causing an argument or worse. And then I feel like a hypocrite myself because I do not know how to act in a situation where I have to bite my tongue …

I catch myself rolling my eyes and murmuring under my breath about it. That only encourages a bad spirit to keep on …

So lately I wonder and question what it is that I am supposed to be praying for? Or what is it that i am supposed to be accomplishing? One struggle I am having is keeping prayer and meditation. The number one weapon of a minister is prayer and so many lose sight of this.

I haven’t lost sight of it, but I do struggle to maintain it. So many disruptions. So many disturbing spirits. So many easy distractions. I’m supposed to be a leader, but no one is listening …

I don’t mean they aren’t listening to me. I mean they are not listening to God! I’m just that previously mentioned mule pulled wagon everyone ignores while they keep their eyes looking out for the next big thing …

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Mule Pulled Wagon …

“A man was on the roof of a house,during a flood.A boat came by and the man in the boat said to him,”Get in the boat and I,’ll get you out of here! “No,the man replied,”I’m waiting on the Lord to deliver me!” The boat left.A little while later a helicopter landed on the roof and the pilot said to him,”Get in the helicopter and I,’ll get you out of here!” “No,the man replied,”I,m waiting on the Lord to deliver me!” The helicopter left.Later a water plane landed as the water was up to the man,s neck.The pilot said to him,”Get in the plane and I,’ll get you out of here!” “No,the man replied,”I,m waiting on the Lord to deliver me!” The plane left and the man drowned. He got up to heaven and said to the Lord “Lord, why didn’t you deliver me?” You dummy, I sent you a boat a plane and a helicopter, what more do you want?”

This old joke is actually a very serious metaphor. Because people expect some great miracle or some great flashy superhero show and just ignore the simple solutions that God presents them with. People want what they read about Jesus doing in the Bible. Many people prayer for things and when God gives it to them, they act as if the worst thing that could ever happen to them. And so when they don’t get their fairy tale miracle, they in turn make poor choices that lead them away from God’s plan … and that leaves others in the dust many times.

When you spend all your time hoping for a chariot of fire to rescue you, you miss the mule pulled wagon going passed …

If My People …

Does anyone ever deal with people they care about listening to christian music and singing along with it .. knowing that the person has fallen so far away from God, but you can’t say anything without creating a major incident? Do you catch yourself murmuring to God about it under your breath, even feeling bitter?

I deal with this a lot and it tears me up inside. We do more to feed the beast with that kind of response. This morning I caught myself and asked forgiveness. I think that when we gripe and murmur, that it contradicts our prayers and can even confuse a situation more.

If there is any kind of battle going on for the souls of these people we give the demons more strength with our attitudes, then we go pray and give the angels more strength … many times I wonder if battles go back and forth because of how people carry themselves so inconsistently in the spirit.

The battle over Daniel fasting seems unique in this regard. I’m sure there were moments when Daniel felt weak and even felt like giving up, but he remained consistent until he almost starved to death.

I once heard of a man who lived with the old native tribes who go out and pray every day knelt down in the snow all day until it melted around him from the sweat and body heat coming off of him. I know a story of another man who had what they call camel knees from praying so fervently on a hardwood floor by his bed, and he had a worn area in the floor from pacing in prayer …

In an old apartment I lived in for years I also wore down an area of carpet from pacing in prayer and praise for long periods of time, but for me even an hour or 2 in prayer will burn me out.

We seem to lack the fortitude and endurance to keep up like the men of that caliber, but most of us barely spend a few minutes a week in prayer anymore. And we wonder why things don’t change or improve around us. or if you are content with the way things are, then you are still doing something wrong …

“A man is no greater than his prayer life” is a statement that has been on my heart for days recently. Tho, I remember I use to be so addicted to prayer. I couldn’t get enough of going to church before I learned all that I know now about the paganism and the entertainment and the money.

A preacher once said something like, even if the church is dead or run by lies, just sit thru it and pray in the back in your pew, even under your breath until something happens … its a fairly tempting thought honestly. I liked to call myself an Agent Of God for this very kind of reason. I mean wolves are always out disguised as sheep, but Jesus said we will be sheep disguised as wolves. And I think we may have to be at times in order to make some difference.

Everyone always asks where is God? Well He wants to know where are His people … ?

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Staying Hungry

This morning I opened up this little book of scriptures and passages to a page that was referencing Psalm 139 … At the exact moment I was starting a David Wilkerson message published on Youtube 9 years ago. He was reading form Psalm 139 …

Times when we know God is communicating with us doesn’t make what we go thru any easier. He may very well be trying to also communicate with others in our lives, but people make their own choices or don’t allow themselves to be convicted ,,,

Our households and families are divided by the very things that were prayed against, children are far more interested in their toys and games and less discerning of things that are wrong.

We start telling God “well if things were as they should be, this would be happening or that wouldn’t be happening” and some times we may be right. However trying to get thru to people can many times bring retaliation, even persecution.

The question isn’t where is God? The question is where are the people? Some of us are meant to be leaders of the very people who ignore and resist or have just forgotten …

We wonder “how can these people still be so blessed when they betray God? Then I’m reminded of the 40 years in the desert when God took care of the people even thru the murmuring and complaining. That murmuring and complaining is what kept them their as long as they were” …

I find it confusing myself at times. I wonder whether I should be praying for conviction to befall someone. Certainly that a desire for God to be restored … but maybe I pray wrong. Maybe I don’t pray enough. Perhaps I don’t do as much as I should be with prayer and study …

Believe me, I know how tiring it gets. I know what it is to lose motivation when the world around you moves faster and further
from God. We ask ourselves, why should I bother? Just for my own soul? I think the answer lies within the fact that we feel such a burden for souls and are so heavily weighed down by the lack of commitment from others and knowing where a lot of lost loved ones will go … it hurts and its scary.

It becomes hard to pray because we don’t have words anymore. We don’t know what to ask or how to ask. So do we just sit in silence and meditate on His word? That’s one path many of us should take more often than we do …

Meditate and listen. If that’s all you have energy for then that’s what we should. Whether we do so after reading the word or hearing a message. Turn off all the distractions, put down the devices, and go to your secret closet, or in my case I have the sanctuary.

You see I talk to myself as much as I speak to any of you. I am not infallible. I know how difficult it is to stay hungry …

We ought be living not only on bread alone, but on every word from the mouth of God. Well we can’t do that if we’re doing all the talking or listening to everything other than God …

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Universal Vindication

“And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.”

1 Peter 3:13-14

And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?. This question is meant to imply, that in general, they need not expect evil if they lead an upright and benevolent life. Which may sound contradictory, but this is more likely a reference to the time after our lives here …

The idea is, that God would in general protect them, even thru harsh times, though the next verse shows that the apostle did not mean to teach that there would be absolute security, for it is implied there that they might be called to suffer for righteousness sake …

While it is true that the Savior was persecuted by wicked people, though His life was wholly spent in doing good; while it is true that the apostles were put to death, though following Jesus’ example, and while it is true that good people have often suffered persecution, though laboring only to do good, still it is true as a general rule that a life of integrity and benevolence conduces us to safety, even in a wicked world.

People who are upright and pure, who live to do good to others who are characteristically benevolent and who are imitators of God are those who usually pass life in most tranquility and security, and are often safe when nothing else would give security but confidence in their integrity.

Though in many cases a particular person may carry a certain burden for souls, and while seeing the tragic circumstances surrounding some people’s lives, the person becomes empathic … even after suffering persecution at their hands.

A man of a holy and pure life may, under the protection of God, rely on that character to carry him safely through the world and to bring him at last to an honored place. Or should he be calumniated or mistreated when living, and his sun set under a cloud, still his name will be vindicated, and justice will ultimately be done to him when he is dead. Simply meaning that vengeance will be God’s …

The world ultimately judges right respecting character, and renders “honor to whom honor is due.” Compare Psalm 37:3-6. I would be bold in saying that the universe (under God’s control) will set things right …