“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Genesis 50:20
Well then, what is my aim?
(Updated April 12, 2020.)
My endgame intention is for all that I do to be a reflection of my Savior; the One True Messiah and Lord, Yeshua Hamashiach (Jesus Christ). Regrettably I always fall short; but nevertheless, I get up out of the muck and persist in His unfailing Mercy and Forgiveness.
Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Truth is paramount in the eyes of our Lord. As it is written:
“Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.” Proverbs 12:22.
So what’s the deal?
Truth needs to be told.
Last year, I discovered that someone took my former business website name and hijacked it into a website promoting porneia and human exploitation. It was my business website for five years. After many solitary months, privately attempting to separate my personal information from my former business name, I was led by the Holy Spirit to publicly speak out; exposing this former website name. I wanted to speak out, not just against this sin, but to exhort repentance and forgiveness of ALL sin through Jesus Christ. Also, due to allusions to minors, I felt it was necessary to report the website to the proper authorities. When it comes to the exploitation of minors, I have zero tolerance.
“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6
The truth is, I was really hurt. I prayed about it and reacted in the best way I knew how. Maybe I misunderstood what the Holy Spirit said in regards to publicizing this battle, maybe not. I had to pray constantly to be sure I wasn’t reacting out of His Will. Sometimes I’m torn between turning the other cheek and admonishing evil-doing. Nevertheless, God will reveal Justice in His time.
I recently heard a teaching on victimization, and it convicted me. I realize that I’m no victim, except one of my own sin. The same can be applied to any human past the age of reasoning. However, truth being paramount, I thought it was necessary for me to boldly proclaim that this was no longer my website and announce complete disassociation with my former website name.
At the moment, I’m not sure if this website is still active, however; it brings up a rather controversial question:
Are we supposed to judge?
The popular answer to this is to quote Matthew 5:1. “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” However, this is only part of a paragraph that Jesus was teaching. If we are to read the entire paragraph, we will discover in verse 5 that Jesus also said,
“Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”
So yes, we are. However, not until we judge ourselves first and are also prepared to be judged in return. If we really think about it, we make small judgments throughout the day.
Jesus is clearly saying that it’s okay to cast the mote out of a brother’s eye; however, under this condition: One must first be sure they are not guilty for the same thing they are judging another; otherwise, that would make one a hypocrite.
So, are we to judge those who aren’t brethren?
As Paul states in 1 Corinthians 5, verses 9 and 10:
‘I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.“
What Paul is saying here is that it’s impossible to separate oneself from the sin of this world, without crawling into a deep cave to hide or rocketing oneself up to live in outer space. We all have to live in this world. The Gospel is to be preached to those who need it the most; The unsaved. After all, Jesus Christ came to save the sinners and heal the sick.
However, what Paul is NOT saying is that believers should hook up, hang out, or seek fellowship with the world. Preachers who teach that it’s okay for Christians to hang out in bars and strip clubs to “befriend” sinners are teaching dangerous error! Jesus saves people FROM sin, He never engaged in sin, nor did He encourage anyone to engage in sin. Do not be deceived. I tell you this because I was deceived by errant “easy-Jesus” preaching.
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4
It’s especially important to discern who you fellowship and worship with:
“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
Some of us have certain convictions about certain sins that may be a bit stronger than others. This can be because we were once enslaved by this sin and therefore have experience that may help others. If you have compassion for others, you will truly want them to avoid the suffering you experienced from this sin. That is Love.
On that note, nobody should ever be shamed for their past sins that are forgiven, repented from and covered with the Blood of the Lamb. Anyone who dredges up your past and re-convicts you is doing the work of the devil. Rebuke them and pray for them in the name of Jesus Christ.
We are to share the Truth of the Gospel with the world. Part of that Truth is repentance from sin. Unfortunately, this part of the Truth, no matter how delicately it’s presented, will offend somebody; usually somebody who is caught up in that sin. Darkness hates the light.
Paul goes on to say in verses 12 and 13:
“For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.”
OUCH. That’s a bit harsh.
Jesus also said in John 7:24:
“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”
So what is righteous judgment? Apparently it’s not judging by appearance; but righteous judgement is definitely NOT condemnation. Only God can condemn.
In context of my former website’s “revised” content, I’m attempting to warn rather than judge. In order to issue a warning, one must have either a duty or a compassion to warn.
It’s courageous to turn the other cheek and forgive our enemies. It’s also courageous to correct with the Doctrine of Jesus Christ; presenting His Forgiveness and Salvation to those who you’d rather leave alone to die in their sin; like Jonah and the Ninevites.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” 2 Timothy 3:16
In the 16th book of Luke, there’s a mind-blowing, inspiring teaching from the Lord Jesus Christ about a man who has gone to hell and wants to warn others (verses 19-31):
“There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”
Wow. Tough pill to swallow, but True.
I’m not innocent. I’m a saved and reformed sinner; and a terrible one at that. I still manage to make mistakes. However, whatever sin I’ve committed; it was not one that would justify an act of hate, slander and defamation.
However, sometimes people just hate others for no good reason.
And as much as that hurts, let us not forget how Jesus Christ, the sinless Savior of the world was HATED by the world. Not one of us can claim innocence. So, I’m no longer playing the victim card. Instead I claim victory; in Christ Jesus.
I thank whoever sabotaged my business name and tried to shame me into silence. Why? Because they have unwittingly invited this divine appointment; for me to examine myself, but moreover, to proclaim the love that Jesus Christ has for everyone; including them.
Okay, so… what is righteous judgement anyway?
According to scripture, we are to hate what God hates and love what God loves.
“Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 97:10.
So, we are to hate evil, right? But wait, didn’t Jesus tell us to LOVE our enemies?
“Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.” Luke 6:28
When Jesus was un-righteously judged by the Jewish leaders he had this to say:
“Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.” John 7:16-18
Paul wrote an entire chapter in 1 Corinthians about judging righteously: Click here to read 1 Corinthians 5.
Proverbs 31 also contains some wisdom concerning judging, in verse 9: “Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.”
As far as what Jesus would do, here’s something Jesus said: (This is crucial to understand):
“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.” Matthew 15:19-20.
Part of what Jesus is saying here is no matter how clean and shiny, pretty and polite, or dutiful and holy one may appear on the outside; sin is rooted in the heart and mind. Any efforts to “appear” holy, without a true change in one’s soul, is vanity. This is what works-based salvation is anchored on; while true change requires true FAITH.
Knowing that God judges the heart helps to keep me grounded and humble. Yes, actions do speak louder than words, but the Lord teaches us that our actions are manifested from sin that is within. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9
Thus, we must examine ourselves before we look at the actions of others; and I have no choice but to examine the bitterness, pain and darkness that was festering within and do some major house cleaning.
Let me be very clear; I deserve to go to hell. The only reason I’m not is because of the One who died on the cross for the remission of my sin.
It is because HE loves me, that I can love those who have sought and seek to harm me. It is because of HIS PROVISION and HIS MERCY that I can spend my time and resources on this website. If just one seed is planted…
I can testify that I spent years as a naïve baby-child born again Christian vacillating between sides. On one hand I felt a strong, zealous conviction to repent and shun the secular world; telling others about Jesus and the dangers of the world. On the other hand, I was surrounded by those who believed it was a sin to feel guilty for sinning. I was told that it was wrong to correct and warn others who are in spiritual error. We would attend church three times a week, but immediately revert back to secular folks on the drive home. The more I hungered for God’s Word, the more opposition I would feel in our daily life. I felt terrified to speak up for repentance of sin and obedience to God’s Word. If I did, even in lowliness and love; I was shamed for speaking out of place and offending others. Because of this, I became spiritually constipated. I hid my light and even hid the Truth; hoping others would like me or at least accept me.
I learned a valuable lesson.
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. James 4:4
Nonetheless, I had a choice and you can guess which side my flesh ultimately chose. I chose the hyper-grace, hyper-liberty route and it totally backfired. (Thanks be to God). I didn’t gain a legion of friends, nor did I convince those who hated me to love me.
THIS NEGLECT OF OBEDIENCE and ABUSE OF LIBERTY LED ME TO MORE SIN AND NEARLY DESTROYED MY LIFE.
What I needed was sound Biblical Doctrine, not secular coddling.
Instead of digging into the Word and meditating upon the Word, I cherry picked the more libertarian verses of Paul and ignored the harsh warnings of God. Why should I? Nobody else was doing it! I blamed others for my backsliding. I did this in the name of Jesus. I was still in the world, a secular Christian, if you will. And nobody had the right to judge me! After all, God knows my heart!
This licentious and double-minded attitude destroyed my testimony to many. This still grieves me deeply; but God forgives and has put within me a strong conviction to minister His Truth in Victory. I desire to seek His Kingdom first.
So…what about being self righteous? Well, when we realize that there’s nothing good or righteous about ourselves, we really cannot be self-righteous. Anything that I have that can be considered worthwhile, is only good because of HIM. Thanks be to God, I’ve been humbled and have chosen to submit myself to the teachings (doctrine) of Jesus Christ, NOT the teachings of man. Yep, I still need to repent daily; however, it is HE who lives within me, that is righteous and good and it is HE who gives me the authority to cast out demons, prophesy, rebuke, exhort, judge righteously and contend for the Faith, in the Lord Jesus Christ’s name.
And then there is the subject of righteous indignation. As Paul states in Ephesians 4:26-27:
“Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.”
Paul goes on to write in Ephesians 5:11-13:
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.”
Jesus Christ was not a do-as-you-wish-peace-sign-wearing hippy. Jesus was meek, not weak. Did you hear about Jesus flipping over the money changers tables? He was ANGRY. They were defiling His holy temple! And how horribly we defile our temples today… all in the name of liberty. As Paul wrote in Galatians 5:13:
“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”
Sometimes Love in Christ comes in the form of confronting, contending and exposing the Truth.
Truth sounds like love to those who love the Truth and Truth sounds like hate to those who hate the Truth.
The following is a rebuke in Truth and in tough Love:
Those who sabotaged my former business name and turned it into a website of filth may not know it; but they are serving the devil. I pray they repent; for judgement day is near.
Listen, I understand and can relate to why many get caught up in a lifestyle that is contrary to God. The origins are almost always rooted in abuse and deep internal pain. It doesn’t help that the purveyance of human exploitation is promoted and rewarded in this world. At times, it seems that nothing is sacred, but that isn’t the Truth. The devil is a liar.
Although I can’t stop the exploitation; I can offer a way out; His name is Jesus Christ. He is the only Way and the One who can heal that deep inner wounding.
Human exploitation is one of the biggest industries in the world; and has a 100% destruction rate. It preys on those young, weak, hurt, brokenhearted and abused. It destroys relationships by breaking trust. It causes dysfunction by creating inordinate dissatisfaction. It destroys lives by creating slaves trapped in addiction. It destroys the fabric of society by fostering complacency for abuse and immorality. “Porneia” has been normalized.
But there is HOPE. You can break free from this and any kind of destruction by calling upon the One who truly Loves you; no matter how deeply into the abyss you’ve fallen.
That One is Christ Jesus. He is our Savior, our Messiah. You can trust Him. He loves you.
If you’re reading this and affiliated with this or any destructive lifestyle, most likely you’ve never been introduced to the Messiah Jesus Christ. You may deny Him, but He knows you. He knows your past. He knows the secrets in your heart. He also knows how badly you’ve been hurting. People have abused you. You’ve been used and abandoned. He knows this and wants to help you. He loves you so very much and wants to set you free from the anger and hurt that holds you captive.
I say this, NOT as a self-righteous, perfect goody two-shoes. I still make mistakes; as I’m definitely not the sharpest crayon in the Christian crayon box. However, because of the covering of His Blood and the Gift of the Holy Spirit, I’m convicted and repent. I’m no longer INDIFFERENT to the Holy Spirit’s warnings. I no longer choose to live a licentious, sinful LIFESTYLE. I say this as an imperfect FORMER slave to sin; who was delivered from hurt, abandonment, exploitation and a life of destruction, disillusionment and darkness! God LOVES you so much and He wants you to be free from spiritual disease and damnation! He died for the sins of the world.
HE DIED FOR YOU.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9.
The internet is certainly a battlefield; one among many, upon which Believers engage. No matter what you believe; whether you wish to acknowledge it or not; every single human is presently involved in a war. This war has been waged against humanity since the beginning of man’s existence. Romans 5:12
However, this is a war of souls, not flesh.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12
The devil, aka satan, aka the antichrist, aka the enemy, aka the accuser of the brethren, aka lucifer; (although they may be separate entities, they are all on the same team); he is also known as the prince of the power of the air. (internet, TV, radio, cell phones, satellites). Ephesians 2:2.
It makes perfect sense to me that one the biggest spiritual battlegrounds would be the internet. Satan and his minions are cowards. Those who troll, scam, deceive, bully, prey upon others and engage in endless forms of moral depravity, do so in great numbers; behind computer screens. They work in the shadows and like cockroaches, flee when the lights are turned on.
This is not hate, nor is it condemnation, but standing fast in the Truth. I give all of this as an urgent warning, in love. I used to be there. I was a player on the losing team; so I know firsthand the destruction that is caused and the emptiness that is felt when one is separated from the One, True Creator.
It is my prayer, in love, for those who have such pride, lust, hatred, depravity, and deception in their hearts; to come to the realization that they are merely slaves; serving a corrupt and FALLEN angel. He knows he has already lost the final battle, and because of this, he is desperate to pull down as many souls as he can, with him.
In this culture of “woke” people, truly the only woke folks are those who follow Jesus Christ. Please wake up! Choose today who you will serve. We are not guaranteed tomorrow.
If you don’t serve our Creator, the Almighty Father in heaven, you are serving the devil. You may not even believe in God and the devil; but your belief doesn’t make God cease to exist. I used to lean towards atheism; I even hated Christians. My testimony is a long one, but let’s just say; I’m beyond CONVINCED that God exists and it is to Him we all must look.
If you serve the devil, be advised, you are fighting for the one who hates you most; delights in your torment and wants your soul to suffer with him for eternity.
There is only one way to break these bonds of slavery: Choose to repent (turn away) from the evil of this world. Call upon the name of Jesus Christ the Messiah, Yeshua, our Lord and Savior to help you. Ask for His Forgiveness. Ask for HIS Will to be done in your life.
Our Father, through Jesus Christ offers forgiveness for ALL sin. His Grace and Mercy abounds for all who seek Him in humble repentance.
Through His Word, (as written in the Holy Bible); He will show you the way to escape from the torment, confusion, bondage and shame of sinful living. Ask and He will answer. He will show you the way to eternal life and salvation. Jesus Christ is truly the Way, the Truth and the Life!
There is no need to remain a slave. Choose FREEDOM and BE FREE!
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” Romans 5:8-10