Lay Hands On No Man Suddenly

I think most of us have seen this phenomenon in many of the charismatic type churches. You go into the assembly and at the end of the service there is an altar call and people walk up to the front to be prayed for. The most common behavior of those who pray for these individuals is to lay their hands on their head or shoulders. Sometimes the people who pray for these souls have the noblest intentions and can get quite animated while believing for an answer from God. Could these intentions and behaviors really have the best interests at heart for those they pray for? I have only one Scripture to address this problem I see in modern day Churches. It’s found in 1 Timothy 5:22,

Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure. 1 Timothy 5:22 KJV

If we are commanded by Timothy to refrain from the laying on of hands suddenly on another person, why do so many do it in the Church? I believe that there are many Pastors and leaders who have the truest intentions of praying for a change in another person’s life. I’m sure there are others that may like to lay hands on another person to make a show. Regardless, what damage if any is there on laying hands on someone suddenly.

My Story:
In 1984 I was introduced to the God of the Christians and was taken one day to a small Pentecostal Church downtown in our city. I had quite a night the day before I went to the Church. When I came into the assembly, I heard the Pastor speak a few words to the congregation and in an instant, I said to myself, “He’s a phony baloney.” I saw right through him.
After the service, this Pastor and three other men came down to where I was sitting and all of them laid hands on me and prayed for me.

Looking back these are the negative things I experienced from their laying hands on me suddenly.

1) Any element of wisdom or understanding I had went out the window. I immediately thought these men were the greatest. I thought butter didn’t melt in the Pastor’s mouth, he was a wonderful guy!

2) I started becoming manic and thought that these people really loved me. I had found love! Something I had not had a lot of in the first twenty-one years of my life.

3) I felt that I had to tell everyone and their dog about God and Jesus.
After three and a half months later, I wound up at the doorstep of a local insane asylum and thus began my journey with a mental illness. Not one person from that Church came to visit me, not one. I called the Pastor and asked him what happened, and he told me to not go back but go ahead. I called him a second time and he addressed me by the name Pamela. I was right, phony as the day is long. The congregation had issues with this man and in a very short time, he was gone from there.

I stayed in the hospital for two and a half months and was released sometime in the summer of 1984. A Catholic Priest, a chaplain at the hospital, befriended me and after a few months, he made sexual advances towards me. I never succumbed to his advances because I wasn’t a homosexual. I attracted a few more homosexual men who wanted to have their way with me.

What happened to me? Why was I attracting homosexuals? I’m not sure of all the answers, but one thing I know, those four men who prayed for me and laid their hands on me suddenly, had issues of their own and whatever was influencing them was now influencing me because of the laying on of their hands.

You don’t have to touch anyone to pray for them. Just stand beside them and pray. There are men in Christianity, Pastors, and leaders, who struggle with porn addiction and I’m not condemning them. What happens when a man views very graphic content on the Internet and lusts after what he sees? How is it that the next day he is laying hands on men and women who may be requesting help for the very same issue the leader is struggling with? Not only is this behavior dangerous and hypocritical, but it can cause real harm for some of those they are praying for.

When people lay hands suddenly on another person, there can be a transference of influence on that person. No, they may not pick up a demon, but they can definitely be influenced by that demon. If this demon is not dealt with, it can wreak havoc on a husband and wife to the point where they divorce, and the family becomes another statistic.

Another story:

When I was admitted to the mental institution one year, there was a young man who boasted that he was having sex with women in his dreams. He said they come to him while he is asleep and have wonderful sex with him. That night, I was visited by one of those demons in my sleep. I told the young man that I had been visited by one of his ‘girlfriends’. When I described her to him, he piped up and said, “Yeah, I know her!”

One day he tried very, very hard to lay his hands on me. I got angry with him and told him to stop. I shudder to think what would have happened to me if I had allowed him to lay hands on me – suddenly.

It doesn’t matter if you’re the Queen, the President, a Pastor, Rabbi, or Imam, demons and the devil are no respecter of persons. If someone dabbles in sin, it can open up a doorway for demonic attachment and influence. What is the result? The person who receives the laying on of hands is usually in worse shape after being prayed for.

My final story:

These experiences were from years ago, however, I had one experience from the last year. I was angry with a person my wife knew who had cut her off for no apparent reason. I decided I was going to go to her Church and confront her about the behavior she was showing my wife and I. When I arrived there, she was nowhere to be seen. Everyone there warmed up to me and before things were over, they all gathered around me and laid hands on me suddenly and prayed for me. I became manic later that day and was calling myself a revivalist and was going to bring revival to that dreary assembly. I came to my senses a few days later and dealt with the spirit of religion that had attached to me.

In closing:

Based on my experience of having people laying hands on me suddenly, I realize that this is a very damaging behavior. We are commanded by Timothy to refrain from laying hands on others suddenly. It is not ‘spiritual’ to do this, in fact, in light of what I have experienced, it actually could be demonic and evil. If you want to pray for someone, pray for them. Don’t lay hands on them, that behavior has the propensity to destroy them. Please keep your hands to yourself. You know in what areas you are struggling. Do you want to pass that on to another unwary person?

I believe that laying hands on someone suddenly is one of the reasons we have such a mess in the body of Christ. It’s like nosocomial infections in hospitals. You go into the hospital with one issue and come out with three. The same could be said for those who seek prayer in a Church. They come in with one spiritual issue and come out with three or more. Volumes of books could be written on this topic and maybe one day I will write one.
Good intentions never got anyone anywhere. It’s time to refrain from the laying on of hands and start praying for people.
God Bless you.
Paul Moore.

Why Leadership in Our Congregations are Failing.

There is a special excitement that occurs when a new ministry is started. People want to bring others to the group, they work very hard to see to the needs of their leader, let’s say the Pastor. The sad reality for many Churches things can go downhill very, very quickly. Short of being tarred and feathered, I seen and heard of Pastors who were burned at the stake if they didn’t comply with the Church board. In essence they were being told, “we want Church our way and God help you if you deter from that!”

So leadership in a Church has with it many of its responsibilities putting out fires, trying to please everyone, and instead of being led by God, Pastors resign themselves to being led by the Church board, whose members feel they have a right to dictate what should or should not be said.

How did things get this way? Why is there so much division within an assembly? Why are Pastors led so much by other people’s opinions. Why is it so hard for a man of God to have a back bone and stay with a congregation?

I believe there is one big problem with the way the leadership runs itself. Have you ever heard of the five-fold ministry? What the five-fold ministry is comprised of is Pastors (plural within one assembly?) Prophets, Teachers, Evangelists and Apostles. Many believe some of these positions were done away with after the death of the disciples who followed Jesus when he was on the earth. Some believe there are none who are used by God as Prophets or Apostles. Teachers are for Sunday School and basically, there is no need for an Evangelist.

Sadly, what happens is the Pastor is encumbered with so many tasks and responsibilities that in time they burn out. The congregants become dissatisfied if the Pastor blows off steam from the pulpit. He nor the congregants realize that they are not following God’s protocol for an abundant and prospering gathering. In time, splits occur, adultery, division, hatred and anger can be the norm until the Church dies.

How does this horrible system get on the right track? First, no man in an assembly should be paid for preaching a message that most people in his hearing have heard before. He should have many others in the ministry to SHARE the load. He needs many Pastors and at least one or more of the other four offices operating in the assembly.

Many years ago I used to fantasize about being a Pastor, but since leaving organized religion, I had no desire to oversee a congregation. It wasn’t until I was driving home from Ontario to Halifax that God gave me the following charge: Paul, when you get back to Halifax I want you to start an assembly. I want you to keep your messages to six to ten minutes, no longer. I want the group to be self-supporting, but no tithes or offerings, and I want the children actively involved.  No putting them in the corner to color pictures.

When I got back to Nova Scotia I started Happy Life Fellowship. We watched inspirational videos on YouTube and GodTube. This is how our gathering went: one of the children asked me to open in prayer, then another child ran the sound system and loaded the videos. We did a skit one day and all of the children were involved. After watching the videos we would have ‘tot time’ where the young children and I gathered round and I asked them questions about God. That was how I delivered my message, just talking to the children and asking them questions. We then broke for food and more fellowship. We then watched more videos and closed the gathering. I didn’t realize until this writing that I was walking in the office of a Pastor, the difference was that I was gearing up the children to run the whole gathering while I was in the background. That is the true calling of a Pastor, to be behind the scenes and overseeing the running of the gathering. I had no desire to be the focal point and judging by the responses from some of the people that attended they really enjoyed coming out.

The role of a Pastor is defined as feeding the sheep, spiritually and physically and even financially. Sharing the load with many others. But where do we get all these other people to fill these position? You might ask. It’s really very simple. These other Pastors, Prophets, Teachers, Apostles and Evangelists are sitting in our pews, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, decade after decade, just waiting to be trained up and taught how to serve. With enough people in the ministry there is no need to take up tithes or offerings. The whole ministry becomes self-supporting. Everyone holds down a job or career and works on a part-time basis in the ministry. Stress goes out the window and everyone is involved and enjoys being used. Without more Shepherds and others from the five-fold ministry a solitary leader will most likely fail. We’ve been doing it wrong for centuries. In these last days God is doing something different.

If you would like assistance with this contact me and we can talk.

God Bless you,

Paul Moore.

Why I’ve Stopped Trying to Convert Believers

There is something seriously wrong with our systems of religion. People equate going to Church, Mosque, or Synagogue with having a relationship with God. I know that near the end of Jesus’ ministry, It was said, ‘That the saying of Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?’ John 12:38 KJV The long arm of the Lord? To whom has God revealed his long arm? The reality for me is that most if not all Christians, Jews and Muslims have not believed the report of the Lord, nor have they experienced God revealing his long arm to them. What is the revelation of the long arm of the Lord? I don’t know. I feel he has been extending it to me in the past few months by simplifying my life, showing me what is important and what is not, showing me that love, mercy and compassion do have a place in a person’s life. I see where many who call themselves believers do not have a desire for a deep, intimate and personal relationship with him. You may say I’m wrong, but consider this: remember how much time you spent with your spouse when you were courting them? My question is have you ever spent that much time with God? Remember, there’s a feast coming, a wedding, yet very few if any of us spend that much time with God. Why? Jesus stated this very clearly and we’re ALL guilty of this, he said, “He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.” Matthew 13:22 KJV I have been so busy in my life that God occupied little or nothing of my time everyday. I brought him out of the box on Sunday and stuffed him back in again after the service. I think we are all guilty of this at some time or other.

The reason why humanity has lost sight of God is because we really don’t know how to have a relationship with him. Saying, “God I love you!!!” Doesn’t necessarily mean we love him. Giving hefty tithes doesn’t mean we love him (you can’t buy your way into Heaven), converting souls or any other thing doesn’t mean we love him. How do we show God we love him? (This is where I will lose you and that is why this will probably be my last talk on this topic. This was a Facebook post, I will still post about God on this site, but I won’t on Facebook.) First, we need to spend quality time with him every day. The next thing that most believers don’t understand is summed up in the words of our Messiah Jesus, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:15 KJV

The report most Christians don’t believe is that there are over 200 commandments that still apply to us. I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t try anymore to convert Christians or Jews to believe in God the way I do, or how God has shown me. No one I’ve talked to wants my God, they do things their way, outside the will of God. I’m not pointing the finger because I’m just waking up too. No one I’ve talked to wants my God or my report. That’s okay. Like Jesus, I tried too. Going forward I will do my best to keep my posts superficial, and mundane. I’m going to focus on taking care of my wife, working on my career, fostering superficial relationships, and most importantly drawing closer and closer to my God. Father, forgive me for giving up on all who say they are believers. I can’t do it anymore. They have rejected me and my report (your report), I have been scoffed at, ridiculed, laughed at and bullied for my relationship with God. All I wanted to do was to show people a better way, a more excellent way, so they could have a happier life and a wonderful relationship with You.

I am backing out of your lives. If someone wants to know about my faith, feel free to message me. I will not argue with you, I will simply share what God has shown me. I was told by a friend of mine that I might convert two or three people in my lifetime. I believe I might get one, but at this point I’m doubtful if that will even happen. I wish all believers well. This is the reward I am going after: no eye has seen, no mind has perceived what God has in store for those who love him.
Final population of the New Jerusalem:
Children: 3,000,000,000,000 (three trillion)
Adults: 2500
Father wake us from our slumber, restore our minds to sanity,
heal our broken hearts and teach us your commandments.
God Bless you,
Paul Moore

How to Get to Heaven Without Paying Any Money

Get to Heaven Without Paying Money!

Have you ever been told that all you have to do is get saved and that saying the sinner’s prayer wraps it up for our salvation? In some circles, it’s believed that once you are baptized that’s it, and it doesn’t matter what you do, you are going to heaven. I wonder what God’s word says on the matter. Let’s look at a lengthy scripture quote in Matthew 25:31-46:

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, accompanied by all the angels, he will sit on his glorious throne.32 All the nations will be assembled before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates sheep from goats.33 The ‘sheep’ he will place at his right hand and the ‘goats’ at his left.34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take your inheritance, the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world.35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you made me your guest,36 I needed clothes and you provided them, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’37 Then the people who have done what God wants will reply, `Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and make you our guest, or needing clothes and provide them?39 When did we see you sick or in prison, and visit you?’40 The King will say to them, ‘Yes! I tell you that whenever you did these things for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did them for me!’41 “Then he will also speak to those on his left, saying, ‘Get away from me, you who are cursed! Go off into the fire prepared for the Adversary and his angels!42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,43 a stranger and you did not welcome me, needing clothes and you did not give them to me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’44 Then they too will reply, `Lord, when did we see you hungry, thirsty, a stranger, needing clothes, sick or in prison, and not take care of you?’45 And he will answer them, `Yes! I tell you that whenever you refused to do it for the least important of these people, you refused to do it for me!’46 They will go off to eternal punishment, but those who have done what God wants will go to eternal life.”

A few interesting things about this passage is that Jesus (Hebrew: Yeshua, English: Salvation) never mentioned praying the sinner’s prayer, going to church, going to bible studies, listening to a sermon, or any other religious activities. This discourse shows us what we have to do for others. To show them compassion, mercy, love, and kindness.

The things that Jesus asks us to do in this portion of scripture are works. According to what’s written here you can go to hell for not doing them, and on the other hand, if you do them you will go to heaven.

Clearly, Yeshua is teaching us that in order to go to Heaven we have to do something with our faith. Faith without works is dead. The reason we fail to do the works is that, at times, we’re selfish. We want a nice little church service with nice people who can pay their tithes, so we can all have a nice time.

What about the alcoholics, drug addicts, porn addicts, sex offenders, the poor, naked, blind, thirsty, hungry, sick, imprisoned, lonely, in need of a place to stay? Who wants to help these people?

I tell you, not many are found in Churches, Mosques, or Synagogues; they are on the street, in jail, in hospitals, in nursing homes, in alleyways, in mental institutions, in detox, in halfway homes, and a host of many other places. They have many issues that have never been dealt with, and many of us don’t want to help them or have them around us.

Yeshua made it very clear that if we don’t start doing the works in this discourse and reaching out to those less fortunate than ourselves,  we will never make it to heaven. It’s a beautiful thing to say the sinner’s prayer, but our salvation by faith must be coupled with works. You can’t have one without the other.

The least we can do is sponsor an overseas child; this will provide them with food (You’re feeding the hungry), clean water (You’re giving them something to drink) clothing (You’re clothing the naked) medical attention (Taking care of the sick). This meets four of Yeshua’s criteria. Can you think of ways to fulfill the rest? Don’t delay any longer; it’s a matter of death or life.

The Kosher Dietary Laws

God in his word in the book of Leviticus said not to each pork or shellfish. There are many believers who think God changed his mind about the matter. Has God really changed his mind? If eating pork is acceptable now, why wasn’t it acceptable in the old and outdated Torah?

Did Jesus death, burial, and resurrection suddenly make a pig fit for consumption? Did you know that science confirms the detriment of eating pork and shellfish? Plug ‘dangers of eating pork and shellfish’ in your search engine. You will get the truth about pork and shellfish eating.

Remember after forty or fifty years of pork and shellfish consumption your poor body gets sick, and you may contract a disease leading to death. Your children have just started their own families, and you’re wondering why G-d has done this to you? A Pastor or well-meaning deacon tells you it must be G-d’s will. Read the info on the websites. Science backs up what I’m saying. G-d truly knows what He is talking about; pigs, lobsters, snow crabs, shrimps are scavengers. They eat anything they can get their ‘hands’ on. Pigs will eat their own excrement, human corpses, other pigs, anything. G-d made them that way, they’re the garberators on planet earth. They were created to keep the earth clean. They were never meant for human consumption.

Lobsters are bottom feeders they eat anything that dies and sinks to the bottom of the ocean. G-d said that anything that has a split hoof and chews the cud is fit for consumption. A pig has a split hoof but doesn’t chew the cud. Mussels, quahogs, clams, scallops are all filter feeders. Eating any part of them would be like eating out of a vacuum cleaner bag. They filter the water in which they live. They were never created for human consumption.

You may ask me why I even care to write to you about this. It’s because I care about you. The consumption of these creatures could lead to an impaired life or even a premature death. Remember G-d said it, and science backs it up. G-d gave us all kinds of food to eat. Pork and shellfish are not food. They were created to clean up the earth and sea.

Please give some careful consideration into eating a Kosher diet, it could add years on your life.

The Christian Holocaust

Our Future

The Christian Holocaust is something that is very widespread. There are many Christian believers who may even deny its existence. The enemy has twisted our belief system. There are no moral absolutes anymore. Everyone does what is right in their own eyes. We think we can continue to sin to and never have to answer for our actions. Consider the following:  

The abortion rates among professing Christians are commensurate with the rest of the population!

Approx. 560,000 for Protestants (43%)

Approx. 350,000 per year for Catholics (27%)

13% of abortions (approx. 170,000 per year) are performed on self-described “Born Again” or Evangelical Christians (Alan Guttmacher Institute and Physicians for Reproductive Choice, “An Overview of Abortion in the United States,” 2003 and 2008) 

Upon viewing these stats we see that the enemy has been keeping his promises to steal from us, destroy us and kill us. The Christian Holocaust concerns those infants who have lost their lives because they were unwanted. They were brutally murdered in the womb and the enemy destroyed their mothers. Does God like this? Does He condone the practice of murdering a human life just because they are unwanted by the mother or father or both? If a person, albeit an embryo or developing infant, or any other people group is deemed unwanted should we kill them?

We will have a lot to be responsible for when we stand before God. Something is wrong with our relationship with God. We don’t speak out against those things the enemy is bombarding us with. Many of us are guilty of living an apathetic life and we are completely oblivious to what is going on around us. It seems like many of us don’t care or just can’t be bothered. “Let someone else do it.” “I’m not my brother’s keeper.”

First, they said it was OK to be gay, and we did not speak out, but we accepted the gay lifestyle and now it is taught in our schools.

Then they said that saying prayers in school was offensive so they took prayer out of school and we accepted it.

Then they said it was OK to abort our children and now abortions are performed on infants up to and including birth and many of us still don’t do or say anything.

Then they said it was OK for a man to marry another man or a woman to marry another woman, again we didn’t say anything because we weren’t gay.

Then they started promoting their new age philosophy and we accepted it and did not say anything because it was just another religion. Now the new age teachings are in our children’s movies, storybooks, toys and are also taught in our schools.

Then they said it was OK to legalize certain illegal drugs, again, we stuck our heads in the sand. And now we have crack cocaine. Look at the following quote by Martin Niemoller who survived World War II:

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So, what do we do? Where will all this end? God is soon going to put His foot down and when He does, we may all be in trouble. We have to speak out against the wrong in our society. The Christian Holocaust affects all of us. We need to clean our own closet then start speaking out about those things that the enemy is imposing on us and our children. If we don’t take a stand we will suffer alone. The unborn can’t speak out for themselves. Our children need us to protect them. Here is an excerpt from Proverbs Chapter 24:11-12

Yes, rescue those being dragged off to death, won’t you save those about to be killed? If you say, “We knew nothing about it,” won’t He who weighs the hearts discern it? Yes, He who guards you will know it and repay each one as his deeds deserve.

God is stirring the hearts of some believers, but because of our addictions and besetting sin the process is very slow. Our brothers and sisters in the womb are our next generation of doctors, nurses, engineers, athletes, musicians, world leaders, and many more wonderful and beautiful people groups.

Please don’t let a doctor or abortionist take the life of your baby. Please, I ask you, beg you, to spare the life of that little embryo in your womb. God is knitting him or her together. There are so many people who would love to take care of your baby if you want to give the child up. Giving your child up for adoption is the real solution, and not having a doctor take away that helpless life inside you. God Bless, Paul.

Dancing With The Father

I was listening to Shania Twain’s songStill the one I love at around 3:45 am in the morning several days ago. I was really enjoying the song and my mind was on the Father. We have been together for twenty seven years, and He has done so much for me in the past six months that it totally outshines the previous time I spent with Him.

I was rocking on my new recliner thinking about Him when He did the strangest thing. He asked me if I would like to dance with Him. I said to Him, “Dad you want me to dance with you? Isn’t that kind of weird?” I got up from my chair and put my right hand out and ‘pretended’ to hold His left hand and then I put my right arm around Him and we started waltzing. Now I am a Caucasian and I don’t have a clue as to how to dance.

We were about one minute into the song when He took the lead! He had me swaying to the music, dipping me up and dipping me down. The Father can really dance!! I danced with Him for two times through the song and then my hip started to get sore; I’m forty-eight and I don’t have the stamina to keep up with Him.

The most amazing thing was that both of my hands felt pressure on them. He was truly holding me and dancing with me; it was exhilarating! The next night we waltzed then on the third night I went to put the song on the computer when He said to me, “Don’t turn it on Paul, I want to dance and sing to you.” He sang to me while I ‘held’ on to Him. It was so beautiful. I actually wrote about a scene like this in my story Nathan and Abba which is also on the site.

I never knew that He would ever want to dance as I thought He is so holy but now I realize the Father is a hoot! He has such a wonderful sense of humor and is looking for someone, anyone, to spend time with Him. He has shown me how lonely He is for those who are His, yet have never taken the time to fall in love with Him. And that is what I am doing; I am falling in love with my Father in Heaven, and He is beginning to show me a very different side of Him.

In times past He could only talk to me in a few words because I would get so excited. I usually get a little proud when He starts doing these things with me. My head swells and in comes prIde, but He is faithful and He humbles me under his righteous right hand. G-d chastises those He loves. So, if we are going through a great deal of issues, we can rest assure He is allowing these trials to mature us. G-d needs believers, new converts and  mature believers who are willing to reach this world for Him.

I’m sharing this event which happened recently to encourage us that G-d is indeed alive, and wants to ‘play’ with His children. He loves to dance with us, play with us, encourage us, and bring to remembrance His commands so we can have fun. If you’re looking for fun get hooked up with Him; He will have you (ROFLOL) and in the moment  you blink He will open up a whole new world for you. God Bless you. Paul.

Straight Talk on Addictions

If you have ever had an addiction you know what it’s like to be under its control. The addiction dictates to us, where, how, and what time we will act out. In the beginning an addiction beckons to us with a very devout promise: If you let me in your life I will make you happy, and I will take away all of your pain.

It may start off slowly, and it catches us unaware, it creeps up on us like a lion to a gazelle, but once it gets us in its clutches it will tear the life out of us.

For those of us who have addictions I will tell y0u that the solution to the problem is very simple: We are unhappy people who use addictions to make us happy, but it never works, as it just adds to the unhappiness. We get stuck in a cycle of looking for our fix, getting our fix, coming off the fix, and then looking for another one. We may say to ourselves, “This is the last time, I’m sick and tired of doing this stuff, and I’m going to stop!” Sadly, for most of us, we never follow through, why? It’s because nothing has changed to make us happy. We’re miserable in our addictions, so why would we want to change. If we gave up the temporary relief of the addiction we believe we would then have nothing, and that would be UNBEARABLE.

So what has to happen is that we have to make better decisions which will affect our happiness. If we could be happy without the addiction, then why would we need it? Right? The question remains then, how do we get happy? We’ll it doesn’t come from drinking, drugs, gambling, pornography, or any other one of our addictions. It involves making peace with our Creator. He is the only One who can make us happy, and He can break an addiction as quickly as it takes a thought to cross our mind.

Some people are under the mindset that we have to get all our ducks in a row before we go to God. The irony of that belief is that God knows everything about us, warts and all, and wants us to come to Him for healing, peace, and deliverance from our addictions. If I told you that for  5000.00 I could set you free from any addiction you would most likely pay it, but God does it for free. He doesn’t expect anything from us, talk about a kind person. He loves us so much that He understands exactly where we are, and is willing, if we let Him, to heal our pain, make us happy, and get rid of every addiction we have, every last one of them!

To date I have been free from the addiction I had for over five years. God also helped me to lose twenty four pounds since last August, he helped me bring my blood sugars down to 5.5 for the past three months. He showed me how to reduce my cholesterol, and I reduced it by one point so far, and that is in just a little over two months, and that is with no prescription medication.

I am very happy! I don’t have any addictions, and I absolutely love my life! I was talking to God the other night, and I told Him, “Abba I know that you are really blessing me, but I think at some point I will ask you to stop, because I can’t keep up with everything you’re blessing me with.” Yes, right now He is blessing me financially, spiritually, and materially.

This all started about six months ago when I started to spend fifteen minutes a day with Him. I found that as I started to give Him the time of day, He started to give me the time of day. Jesus said, “Seek first His Kingdom, and His righteousness, and ALL these things shall be added unto you. The problem with many of us is that we want things from the hand of God, instead of a loving relationship with Him. We seek His pocketbook instead of His face. This really hurts Him. Think about it, if a friend only came around on your payday to get what they could from you, and dumped you until the next time you were paid, how would you feel? That is how God feels. He wants to bless us, but all we want is the blessings, and to hell with Him.

I’m not trying to criticize, judge, or condemn anyone, but we’ve got it all wrong. We’ve put the cart before the horse. Yes, God delights in the prosperity of His servants, but those are the servants who have a loving, vibrant relationship with Him. It’s out of that relationship with Him that everything comes together. I don’t care about the money, or the things He gives to me; it’s Him I want. He’s so funny, loving, off the wall, and a downright interesting person. If you are willing to take one small, tiny, minuscule baby step towards him He will take 10000000000+++ giant steps towards you. Why? Because He truly loves you, and wants His highest and best for you.

If you have an addiction talk to Him about it, brainstorm with Him about how you can overcome it. Do something different with Him, talk to Him for a few minutes, tell Him your favorite joke, even though He knows the punch line He  will laugh with you. He knows everyone of your hurts, and will heal them ALL, if you let Him. I encourage you to start a fun relationship with Him. Yes, fun. God wants us to have fun with Him every day. I’m having more fun with Him than I ever had with anyone else. Once you are having fun with God EVERY addiction He will remove. I wish you all the best with this. I am not talking a theory here, this is a true experience with my Maker. He works!!!!

10 Reasons Why God Will Say No

Have you ever really wondered about your life,  what will happen after you take your last breath? There are people slipping away into eternity as I am writing this, and they will wake up to hear God say, “No, you can’t come into my kingdom.” The prospects after Him saying that don’t look too good for us. Let’s look at ten reasons why God will say no to us:

1) We never took the time to fall in love with Him. It’s going to be pretty hard to persuade Him that we love Him when we never took a single minute to get to know Him. Busy, busy, busy, time for this, and time for that, but no time for Him.

2) We had multiple masters, that is: addictions, greed, lust, over-eating (our stomach was more important than our relationship with God), our jobs were more important than Him, etc.

3) We disobeyed His commands. Do we think God told us not to commit adultery, lie, steal, murder, covet… because He thought we couldn’t keep these commands?  We cared nothing for keeping His commands, and Jesus said, if you love me you will keep my commands. So, by not keeping God’s commands, we show him no love, and this is grounds for Him to say, “No.”

4) We didn’t keep the Torah of God. That’s right, Jesus did n0t nail the Torah to the cross, as some people believe. The Law or Book of Instructions is pertinent, and up to date, both now, and in the future. “Not one jot, or one tittle,….”  Many believers don’t care  about what God says in His Torah. They are New Testament believers only. This attitude grieves the heart of God which will make Him say, “Depart from me you workers of lawlessness, or working without Torah,…I never knew you.”

5) We profaned God’s Holy days. I’m not talking about man’s holidays, like Christmas and Easter which are not once mentioned by Jesus to observe. I’m talking about working on the Sabbath, not observing Yom Kippur, not observing the Feast of Tabernacles or the Passover. These Holy Days were meant to be observed perpetually. By not obeying His commands to observe these Holy days, He will say, “No.”

6) We didn’t help those less fortunate than ourselves, and we kept our money and possessions for own use, and we didn’t share our resources with others. We didn’t help the hungry, the thirsty, clothe the naked, take in a stranger, take care of the sick or  visit the prisoners. For failing to do these things, Jesus said he would cast us into hell.

7) We started out on the right track, but fell away and turned back because of hardship or persecution. Jesus talks about this in the parable of the sower. He mentions it in the tenth chapter of the book of Hebrews. “For there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins….

8 We died before our time because we didn’t obey His commands to avoid eating scavengers like pigs, lobsters, shrimp, squid, octopus, crabs, scallops, mussels, clams and the like. We became sick, died, and blamed  God saying that it must have  been His will. He told us in Leviticus chapter 11 not to eat such things, therefore we disobeyed His command to eat a Kosher diet, and again, He will say “No.”

9) We made Jesus (His real Hebrew name is Yeshua, which in English means Salvation) out to be a pork and shellfish eating, Christmas and Easter observing, Torah denying, Holy day defiling, long haired hippy, prosperity gospel honoring, and down right UN-Jewish Savior. For these things He will definitely say, “No.”

10) We honestly did not want anything to do with His chosen people the Jews. Hundreds of millions were killed in crusades and holocausts. They were denied access to Canada, The United States and Cuba during World War II. We erected signs on some of our beaches in certain cities that read, ‘No dogs or Jews.’ We’ve made fun of them, derided them, and basically wanted nothing to do with them. Martin Luther, who brought about the Protestant Reformation, grew to hate the Jews because they wanted nothing to do with his Jesus. Can we blame them? The Jews have won more Noble prizes than any other people group on the face of the earth. They have done more than any other people group to enhance the life of which we are living today. Yet they are hated by Islam, misunderstood  by Christians and ignored by many other people.  Truly for us turning our backs on His people God will definitely say, “No.”

What will make Him say yes, you may ask?

1) Take time out for Him every day, and get to know Him.

2) Get rid of any master that replaces Him-the love of money, food, lust , power, etc.

3) Obey ALL  of His commands, from Genesis to Revelation.

4) Keep Torah.

5) Observe and keep His Holy days; not man’s holidays.

6) Give our time, money and resources to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

7) DON’T give up on God.

8 Eat Kosher.

9) Get to know the True Savior. His name is Yeshua. Jesus is not His name; there is no ‘J’ in the Hebrew alphabet, and the name of Jesus has only been around for the last 500 years. Before that He was called Yeshua.

10) Take time to love a Jewish person. If we want a blessing from God, we need to love His people.

Where is the Discipleship?

I believe that some people in certain circles are not being discipled properly, and I noticed that there is no continuity in the information presented in the bible. If we have been hurt deeply before coming into an assembly; will a study help us with our hurts? Will it be hit or miss? Have we been good Bereans, and looked up what we are being told?

We’ve been commanded to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations.  Have we done that?

What I have decided to do is this: to write a discipleship course that lasts for twelve months, and is priced at less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day.

If you come on board with me I will disciple you, and show you how to grow to maturity. It will require a minimal investment of twenty-five dollars a month, that’s about eighty two cents a day. Most of us spend that monthly amount in one day by going to eat out, or purchasing other items. This small investment will change your life forever.

You will be surprised, if not shocked, at how little we know about life, according to the bible. I will take you gently by the hand and show you how to have a productive, vibrant, happy, and prosperous life.

Watch this site for information on this up and coming course.

When We Rush Into Friendships

I’m sure you have heard the expression, love at first sight, but have you ever heard that love at first sight can be very detrimental to us, if we are not careful. This concept does not only apply to romantic relationships, but to any new person who comes into our lives. We may be willing to share deep personal secrets with a person before we have tested them to see if they are really trustworthy. I researched the Internet before writing this article, but found very little information for this subject that affects us so profoundly.

When a person comes into our life we have two ways of looking at them: 1) What are they looking for from me? 2) What am I looking for from them? If we are looking for a friendship whereby we need someone to confide in about our personal life then we have to question our own motives: Am I confiding in this person because I need to do that, or is it because they impress me, and I want to share with them so they will accept me, love me, and be my friend?

It is very important to avoid rushing headlong into a relationship with someone without knowing them first. On a personal note I have suffered greatly by confiding in people who I should have kept on the periphery of my relationships. I brought them into my close inner circle of friends too quickly, and I was damaged greatly. People can promise you the moon, and stars, but never deliver. They use cunning manipulation to get from us what they need, with no regard to what we need or are looking for in a friend. When this happens we find ourselves at a loss, not knowing what to do with the shattered pieces of a broken, and betrayed friendship.

Remember it is crucial that we test those who say they want to be our friends. Don’t divulge too much information to someone who we know nothing about. For some of us we have given everything, our time, our finances, our possessions, and many other things to those who only have in mind to use, and betray us. I’m not saying that we can never trust people in our lives, but go very s-lo-w-l-y with someone new, and wait until we know for sure that they are who they say they are, then we can open up about ourselves. This is a process that takes time and diligence on our part. Although we may want to share with a new person our deep dreams, aspirations, and sensitive personal information, but if we go too quickly we may wreak havoc on ourselves by not listening to our gut instincts.

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